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.

FALL YARDS OF THE MONTH: Emma Scott Garden Club members will be canvassing neighborhoods and various business sites Oct. 1 to choose three residential homes and one business that reflect the beauty of fall as we approach the 82nd year of the Mountain State Forest Festival. Any recommendations for fall yards to be viewed can be directed to an Emma Scott Garden Club committee member at 304-636-0415.

ALZHEIMER’S WALK MOBILE REGISTRATION: Registration for the Oct. 13 Alzheimer’s walk will be from 1:30-3 p.m. today at the Randolph County Senior Center.

SCARECROW FESTIVAL: Scarecrow drop-off will be from noon to 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. today 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. today 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.

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: 10-11 a.m. today, elder abuse prevention presentation at Upshur County Senior Opportunity Center, 28 N. Kanawha St., Buckhannon; 11:30 a.m. to noon today, 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.

REVIVAL: Point Mountain Church will host a revival at 6 p.m. daily through Saturday. The pastor of the church is Marshall Williams.

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

STORYTIME: Storytime will begin at 10 a.m. Friday 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. Friday and Saturday and at 6 p.m. Sunday. 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.

SUNSET CHASE: The Sunset Chase 5K Fun Run will be Saturday. 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. To register, go to

EARLY FALL BIRD WALK: A bird walk will begin at 7 a.m. Saturday 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. Saturday 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. Saturday at the post home in Harman. Refreshments will be provided. For mor information, call Danie Ours at 304-227-4349.

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND BAKE SALE: Elkins Church of the Brethren will host a spaghetti dinner and bake sale from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at 708 E. Central St., beside Elkins Middle School. The menu will consist of spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread, dessert and drink. Carry outs will be available.

FREEWILL DINNER: Heaston United Methodist Church of Hodgesville will host a freewill dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The meal will consist of beans, cornbread, salad, dessert and drinks. Proceeds will benefit the fund for the children’s holiday activities.

CONTRA DANCE: Contra dance will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Beverly IOOF Building across from town square. Live music will be performed by Jesse Milnes and John Rossbach with calling by Joyce Rossbach. For more information, call the Beverly Heritage Center at 304-637-7424 or email

BUCKWHEAT AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST: Randolph Lodge IOOF will host a sourdough buckwheat cakes and sausage breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Lodge Hall on the Beverly Five-lane. The menu will consist of sourdough buckwheat cakes, regular pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, and coffee, milk or orange juice. Take out will be available.

BEAN AND CORNBREAD FUNDRAISER: Fundraiser for Rose Wright Merriman will be from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Kesling Mill Community Building. The meal will consist of ham, beans, cornbread, applesauce, dessert and drink. Merriman was seriously hurt in a vehicle accident. All donations and monies will be used to help the family with medical bills and living expenses.

DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: The Randolph County Democratic Executive Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Saturday in Dr. Farukh Khan’s Medical Building at the corner of Harrison and Pleasant avenues. For more information, call Julia Stevenson at 304-636-6466.

CHICKEN BURN: Jennings Randolph Elementary School PTO will host a chicken burn, live music and games from 4-6 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 304-614-2406 or 304-613-5604.

CONCEALED CARRY/BASIC PISTOL COURSE: WV Double Tap Gun Club will sponsor a concealed carry/basic pistol course Saturday at Coalton Veterans of Foreign Wars Home in Coalton. Day of event registration will be permitted only if class is not full. Registration will be from 9-10 a.m. The class will begin at 10 a.m. For more information or to register, call Peggy Young Ross at 304-406-2111, JD Blackburn at 304-940-2422, email or visit WV Double Tap Gun Club on Facebook.

CORNBREAD AND BEAN DINNER: Heaston United Methodist Church will host a cornbread and bean dinner from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. A free-will offering will benefit children’s holiday expenses.

TVLL ELECTIONS: Tygart Valley Little league general election will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the cafeteria at Tygarts Valley Middle High School. Any previous year approved volunteer can run to be a board member. Only paid members may vote. For more information, visit the group’s Facebook page.

HOMECOMING: Phillips Chapel homecoming will be Sunday. Church will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a covered-dish dinner at noon. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

JAMBOREE: Century Jamboree featuring The Century House Band with special guest Leo McMillen 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

GOSPEL BRUNCH: A southern gospel brunch with the theme “Creating a Culture of Peace” will take place at 1 p.m. Sept. 23 in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Art on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The menu includes Creole shrimp and grits, fried chicken and waffles, omelets, catfish nuggets, collard greens, cornbread muffins and sweet potato pie tarts, along with orange juice, coffee, sweet tea and water. Reservations are required by calling event organizer Adjunct Instructor Laurie Goux at 304-801-4476 by Tuesday. A free program will follow from 2:15-3:15 p.m. in Harper-McNeeley Auditorium featuring live entertainment with vocalist Maggie Brown, motivational speaker and vocalist Lee Fuller, music, dance and special speakers. The events are presented by Davis & Elkins College with partial sponsorship by the Black Student Union.

MASTER GARDENER PROGRAM: Master Gardener Program is now accepting applications in Tucker and Randolph counties for classes from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday to Nov. 20 at the Randolph County Extension Office in Elkins. 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.

BOOKS ARE FUN/COLLECTIVE GOODS SALE: Book and gift sale fundraiser will be from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the visitor entrance lobby next to the Gift Shop at Davis Medical Center. Proceeds will benefit the DMC Volunteer Services Imagination Library Program.

POW/MIA CEREMONY: POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the All Veterans Monument. The ceremony will pay tribute to those who gave so much and show that “You are not forgotten.” In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home.

SPAGHETTI DINNER: Mill Creek Senior Site Council will host a spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Senior Center in Mill Creek The meal will include spaghetti, coleslaw, garlic bread and desserts.

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.

REVIVAL: The Elkins Church of God of Prophecy at 43 Gilmore St. will conduct revival services at 7 p.m. Sept. 21-23. There will be no regularly scheduled afternoon service Sept. 23. The guest speaker will be Bishop Ronald Morris, pastor, from Hedgesville COGOP. Special music will be provided Sept. 21 by the gospel group Gideon’s Call from the Fairmont area. For more information, call Pastor Stephen W Pyle at 304-637-0073 or 304-704-2190, on Facebook at Stephen Pyle Elkins or Elkins Church of God of Prophecy or email

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.

GROCERY BINGO: Ellamore Recreation Center will host grocery bingo at 1 p.m. Sept. 22. There also will be 50/50 drawings. Soft drinks, hot dogs and other concessions will be available for sale separately. Proceeds will benefit the center.

LORENTZ HOMECOMING: The Lorentz homecoming will begin at at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Lorentz Community Building. Those attending are asked to bring finger-foods and photos or stories to share. A donation will be taken to help maintain the community building.

JAKES DAY: Tucker County JAKES Day will begin at 9 a.m. Sept. 22 at the Izaak Walton League Park on Sugar Camp Road in Parsons. For more information, call 681-435-9023.

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.

RCDW MEETING: Randolph County Democratic Women will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at Woodford Memorial United Methodist Church. Updates on WVFDW Convention will be presented and, plans for the October candidate forum discussed. Dues may be paid at the meeting if they have not already been paid.. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 304-641-0751.

RCRSE MEETING: Randolph County Retired School Employees will meet at 5 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Beverly Methodist Church. Program will be presented by area legislators and candidates. Activities will include a turkey dinner, baked goods for sale and a silent auction. Reservations should be made by Sept. 19 by calling 304-636-7649.

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.

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

MOUNTAIN MODEL A CLUB: Breakfast and meeting at 9 a.m. at Barb’s Restaurant, Intersection of SR 92 and US 250, Belington. For more information call 304-624-4968.

BOOK SALE: The semi-annual used book sale sponsored by the Elkins Friends of the Library will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 4-5 in the basement of the Elkins/Randolph County Library. A special preview for members will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 4. People wishing to join Friends of Library may do so at the event. Donations of gently read books will be accepted.

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.

ALZHEIMER’S WALK: The Elkins Alzheimer’s walk will be Oct. 13 beginning at River Bend Park. Registration will be at 1 p.m. with the walk beginning at 2 p.m.

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.

CANDIDATE FORUM: The Randolph Democratic Women and The Randolph Education Association will co-sponsoring a bipartisan candidate forum from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Elkins High School auditorium. Democratic and Republican candidates for House of Delegates and State Senate have been invited to participate. Everyone is welcome! For more information, call 304-641-0751.

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