Datebook

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.

HIGH ELEVATION BIRD WALK: A bird walk will begin at 7 a.m. today 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. today 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 today.

HEDRICK FAMILY BENEFIT: A chicken burn, live auction, cakewalk and 50/50 drawing will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today 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.

CAKEWALK SOCIAL: Ellamore Recreation Center will host a cakewalk social beginning at 7 p.m. today. Those attending are asked to bring an item for the cakewalk. Soft drinks, hot dogs and other concessions will be available for sale separately. Activities will include 50/50 drawings and the drawing for the winner of the crossbow. Tickets will be available until the drawing. Proceeds will benefit the community building.

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. 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.

JAMBOREE: Century Jamboree featuring The Century House Band with special guest Jeff Frey will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Century Community Center. The kitchen opens at 1 p.m. For more information, call 304-844-2449 or email centuryjamboreewv@gmail.com.

DISNEY TRIP: Rock Cave Elementary PTO, Upshur County, is selling chances on a Disney Trip. The drawing is Sept. 29. The winner will have the money to plan a trip for four people for any Disney park or cruise of their choice. To purchase tickets or for more information, call Rock Cave Elementary at 304-924-6969.

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. People pre-registered by Tuesday will receive T-shirts. To register, go to www.erccc.com.

QUILTERS’ GUILD PICNIC: Log Cabin Quilters’ Guild picnic will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday 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.

VALLEY LIVESTOCK: Valley Livestock 4-H Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Russell Memorial Library in Mill Creek. There will be a brief business meeting and then craft making session. Also, upcoming activities and the new year projects will be discussed. This is the final meeting of this year. For more information on the club, call Jaime or Jessica Swecker at 304-339-2866 or Brenda L. Swecker at 304-335-4367.

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: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Tucker County Senior Citizens, 217 Senior Lane, Parsons; 10-11 a.m. Sept. 12, elder abuse prevention presentation at Upshur County Senior Opportunity Center, 28 N. Kanawha St., Buckhannon; 11:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 12, Upshur County Senior Opportunity Center, 28 N. Kanawha St., Buckhannon; and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 20, Community Care of West Virginia, 78 Queens Alley Road, Rock Cave. The sessions are open to the public; reservations are not required. For more information, call Pam Krushansky at 304-741-5834.

BUCKWHEAT CAKES AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST: Orlena United Methodist Church’s buckwheat cakes and sausage breakfast will be from 7 a.m. to noon Sept. 8 at the church in Gilman. The menu will include sourdough buckwheat cakes, regular pancakes, sausage and coffee, milk or orange juice.

PURPLE MAJESTIES: The Elkins Purple Majesties will host its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at Stonewall Jackson Lodge’s Stillwaters Restaurant, 940 Resort Drive in Roanoke. The buffet luncheon will include dessert and drinks. Current and former queens will host the event with the highlight being the crowning of the queens. For reservations or cancellations, call Queen Carole Helmick at 304-614-0359 or Queen Debbie Cook at 304-940-0067 by Sept. 6.

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:

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.

BIG GAME BANQUET: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host a big game banquet Sept. 8 at the Beverly Fire House in Beverly. Doors will open at 5 p.m. For more information, call Ellen Bolyard at 304-282-9627.

BUCKWHEAT AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST: The Men of the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church will host a buckwheat and sausage breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Sept. 8 in the Fellowship Hall of the church. The menu will include buckwheat cakes, regular pancakes and drinks. Proceeds will benefit various church ministries. For more information, call 304-696-1885.

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.

BONNIE’S BUS: Bonnie’s Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will offer digital mammograms and breast care education to women from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 21-22, Belington Community Medical Center in Belington. For an appointment, call 304-823-2800. This is a service of WVU Medicine and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.

EVANGELICAL REVIVAL: Davis United Methodist Church in Davis will host an evangelical revival at 7 p.m. Sept. 12-14. The Rev. Henry Miller will be the lead speaker with gospel music provided by Joyce Igo and Steven Nichols.

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.

BLESSING OF THE BRICKS: Davis Health System Foundation will host its annual Blessing of the Bricks at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at Legacy Lane at the Davis House. Legacy Lane, the Commemorative Brick Garden at the Davis House, is a place to celebrate those who have touched our lives and a place of peaceful reflection for both patients and guests. The Davis House is located on the campus of Davis Medical Center at the corner of Harrison Avenue and Reed Street, Elkins. People wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Jennie Raines at 304-630-3043.

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.

SPECIAL CHURCH SERVICES: Jubilee Outreach Ministries in Mill Creek will host special service at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14-15 and at 6 p.m. Sept. 16. Guest speaker will be international minister Dr. John Polis ministering in powerful healing services “Hear and Be Healed.” Anointed singer Ron Jones from Ohio will be ministering in song.

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.

MEAT SHOOT: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5781 will host a meat shoot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at the post home in Harman. Refreshments will be provided. For mor information, call Danie Ours at 304-227-4349.

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.

REVIVAL: Coalton Union Mission Church will host a revival at 6 p.m. Sept. 24-28. The speaker will be Pastor Robert Perdue Fr. Othie Kimble is pastor of the church.

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 sflint@frontier.com. Vendors are also needed to make this event a success. To showcase services offered, contact Flint for more information.

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 raceroster.com/16461. Run For It raises funds and awareness for community charities. For more information, call 304-259-5008 or go to www.tuckerfoundation.net/run.

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 www.erccc.com. Deadline to register is Oct. 12. For more information, contact Executive Director Wendy Hill at wendy.hill@ERCCC.com 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.

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