EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m.

TENT MEETING: An old-time tent meeting will take place at 7 p.m. daily through Friday at Tennerton Elementary School in Upshur County. Music will be provided by The Hinkle Family. The event is sponsored by Rock Cave, Calvary and Liberty Baptist churches.

JOB FAIR: Armstrong Flooring job fair will be from 3-8 p.m. today at Hampton Inn in Buckhannon. For more information, call 304-338-4100 or go to

VOTER INFORMATION WORKSHOP: Our Children, Our Future will host a voter information/registration workshop from 6-8 p.m. today at Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church in Elkins. For more information, call 304-641-0751.

TOWN HALL MEETING: A town hall meeting with County Commissioner Mark Scott and City Councilwoman Linda Vest will begin at 5:15 p.m. today in The Caboose Room in the Train Depot at 315 Railroad Ave. in Elkins. The agenda will discuss distressed properties and be an open forum.

REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE: A consumer representative from the Attorney General’s Office will conduct public events throughout the north central counties. The office representative will educate consumers on the latest scams in their area, provide tips on how to guard their personal information and answer questions about consumer protection settlements. Scheduled events are: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, information booth for Senior Day at the Barbour County Fair, 227 Fairgrounds Way, Belington; and 10-11 a.m. Friday, Upshur County Senior Center, 28 N. Kanawha St., Buckhannon. The sessions are open to the public; reservations are not required. For more information, call Pam Krushansky at 304-741-5834.

HEALTH FAIR AND FLU CLINIC: Central West Virginia Aging Services’ Health Fair and flu clinic will be from 8 a.m. until noon Sept. 27 at the Buckhannon office located at 8 N. Spring St. in Buckhannon. Lab work and flu shots will be offered at a discounted rate. CWVAS is looking for corporate sponsors to assist with the event. Those donating or becoming a sponsor will assist with offsetting the cost of the lab work for many individuals in need. If interested in becoming a sponsor, call Marketing Director Shelly Flint at 304-765-3668 or email Vendors are also needed to make this event a success. To showcase services offered, contact Flint for more information.

PURPLE MAJESTIES: The Elkins Purple Majesties will host a tea at 2 p.m. Thursday at Graceland Inn and Conference Center on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. All Purple Majesties are welcome. For more information, call Queen Carole at 304-614-0359 or Queen Debbie at 304-940-0067.

HIGH ELEVATION BIRD WALK: A bird walk will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday at the Canaan Valley Refugee visitor center. The group, lead by Herb Myers, will go to the top of Forest Road 80 and walk along the ridge of Cabin Mountain.

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: The Sweetback Sisters, acclaimed honky tonk-country musical group, will perform one night only at 7p.m. Saturday at the Landes Arts Center, 18 Mt. View St. in Petersburg. Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call 304-257-4891.

CHICKEN BURN AND HOT DOG SALE: The Whitmer Volunteer Fire Department will host a chicken burn and hot dog sale beginning at noon Saturday.

HEDRICK FAMILY BENEFIT: A chicken burn, live auction, cakewalk and 50/50 drawing will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Tygart Valley Fire Department in Dailey. Chicken dinners will be ready at 10 a.m. The cakewalk and live auction will be from 3-6 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Hedrick family. For more information, call Jamie Witek at 681-298-2311.

HOLLY RIVER HUSTLE 5K RUN/WALK: This timed event begins at 10 a.m. Sunday at Holly River State Park in Hacker Valley, Webster County, as part of the Holly River Foundation Festival. Random prizes include two nights in a cabin at Holly River State Park, gift certificates and handmade items. Awards can also be received depending on finishing position by age. Register by Aug. 20 to reserve a T-shirt and get a lower registration fee. For more information, see Holly River Hustle on Facebook or call Tom at 304-924-6553.

SPECIAL SERVICE: Hart Chapel Community Church on Chenoweth Creek Road, Elkins will host TNT Ministries at 9:45 a.m. Sunday.

SUNSET CHASE: The Sunset Chase 5K Fun Run will be Sept. 15. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. at the Phil Gainer Community Center with the race beginning at 7 p.m. The After Glow Party will be from 8-10 p.m. Those pre-registered by Sept. 4 will receive T-shirts. To register, go to

QUILTERS’ GUILD PICNIC: Log Cabin Quilters’ Guild picnic will begin at 5 p.m. Sept. 6 at Elkins City Park in the Sycamore Street Pavilion. Those attending are asked to bring covered dish. Quilters at Heart from Buckhannon will also be attending. Activities will include games, prizes, food and fellowship.

BAKED STEAK DINNER: East Elkins Charge United Methodist churches will host a baked steak dinner from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Wayside United Methodist Church in the Poe Run area on Route 33 east of Elkins.

FREE SHOOTING EVENT: Mountaineer Chapter of IWLA will host a free air rifle/pistol shooting event for children ages 8-17 beginning at 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Tygart Valley Muzzleloader’s Shooting Range passed the clubhouse on the left. All equipment will be furnished. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. Participants must be registered by 1 p.m. to be eligible for prizes. For more information, call 304-636-0916 or go to the chapter’s website or Facebook.

MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM: Master Gardener Program is now accepting applications in Tucker and Randolph counties for classes from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 18 to Nov. 20 at the Randolph County Extension Office in Elkins. Applications are being accepted through Sept. 10. For more information, call the Tucker or Randolph County WVU Extension offices located in Parsons at 304-478-2949, ext. 209 or Elkins at 304-636-2455.

SCARECROW FESTIVAL: Scarecrow drop-off will be from noon to 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Sept. 12 at 222 Davis Ave. in Elkins. Scarecrows must be complete to be entered in the contest.

STORYTIME: Storytime will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Canaan Valley Refuge visitors center. Volunteers will read one or more stories to help children understand all the fascinating things about the natural world.

EARLY FALL BIRD WALK: A bird walk will begin at 7 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Canaan Valley Refuge visitors center. Casey Rucker will lead the walk to discuss those birds that have migrated, those that are staying in the area and those that are passing through.

WHAT’S BLOOMING: A flower walk will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Canaan Valley Refuge visitors center. Master Naturalist Jess Tucker will lead the walk in finding what plants are out there.

WHAT’S BLOOMING: A flower walk will begin at 10 a.m. Sept. 15 at the Canaan Valley Refuge visitors center. Master Naturalist Jess Tucker will lead the walk in finding what plants are out there.

SCARECROW FESTIVAL: Scarecrow set-up day will be from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 22 outside Davis Trust Co. Awards will be announced at 1 p.m. The festival will be from 5-7 p.m. with games and entertainment. Scarecrow talent show will begin at 7 p.m.

VALLEY VIBES: A discussion about Karst Topography and how it affects West Virginians will begin at 3 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Canaan Valley Refuge visitors center.

5K RACE/2K WALK: Run For It 5K race/2K walk will begin at 11 a.m. Sept. 29 at Davis during the Leaf Peepers Festival. To register online, go to Run For It raises funds and awareness for community charities. For more information, call 304-259-5008 or go to

SCARECROW FESTIVAL: Scarecrow clean-up will be from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 13. Items to be kept should be removed before the clean-up begins.

HEALTH AWARENESS SCREENING: The Elkins Kiwanis will host its Health Awareness Screening from 7-10 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Randolph County Senior Center located on the corner of Fifth Street and Railroad Avenue in Elkins. For more information, call 800-524-3414.

PATHWAY TO LEADERSHIP SERIES: Elkins-Randolph County Chamber and McMillion Leadership Associates will present its Pathway to Leadership Series from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the following dates: Oct. 16, Leader’s Voice; Oct. 23, Emotional Intelligence; Oct. 30, Customer Service; and Nov. 6, Performance Feedback at Randolph County Development Authority. To register, go to Deadline to register is Oct. 12. For more information, contact Executive Director Wendy Hill at or 304-636-2717.

VETERAN’S BANQUET: The Alliance Church will host its annual Veteran’s Banquet at 6 p.m. Nov. 1 at the church.