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. Because of 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.
MEAT SHOOT: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post5781 will host a meat shoot from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. today at the post home in Harman. Refreshments will be provided. The next shoot is scheduled for Aug. 15. For more information, call Danie Ours at 304-227-4349.
HOMECOMING: Blue Rock Church homecoming will be Sunday. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. A covered-dish lunch will follow at noon with afternoon services beginning at 1:30 p.m. Featured singers will be Praying for Change.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS: The Randolph County Housing Authority’s board of commissioners will be meeting in person or by Zoom at noon Tuesday. For more information, call Executive Director Karen Jacobson at 304-636-6495, ext. 16.
REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE: A consumer representative from Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’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: from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Randolph County Commission Meeting Room, 4 Randolph Ave., Elkins. The sessions are open to the public; reservations are not required. For more information, call Pam Krushansky at 304-741-5834.
4-H “OX” ROAST: 4-H Camp Pioneer will host the 57th annual Ox Roast from 4 – 7 p.m. Thursday in Beverly. To follow Covid-19 Guidelines, the event has been reimagined. The meal will be drive-thru pick up only — no inside seating. Because of the high cost of beef, pit-roasted pulled pork will be the meat for 2020. The meal will include two deep pit-roasted pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, coleslaw, cookies and drink — priced at $12. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or at the following sites: WVU Extension Office, Southern States and the Senior Center in Elkins; Bobbies in Beverly and Liggett’s Supply in Mill Creek. For more information or to purchase tickets with a credit card, call the WVU Extension Office at 304-636-2455.
EMERGENCY FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Emergency Mobile Food Distribution will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday in the barn area at Camp Pioneer. This is for Randolph County residents only. One box of food per vehicle will be distributed. Participants will enter from Beverly on the Files Creek Road. All those receiving food will exit via Scotts Lake Road or by the church at the trailer park below Armstrong.
GUN BASH: Harman Volunteer Fire Department’s gun bash will take place July 25.
NWTF BANQUET: The Tucker County National Wild Turkey Federation banquet scheduled for July 25 at the Davis Fire Hall has been canceled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
BUCKWHEAT AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST: Randolph Lodge IOOF will host a sourdough buckwheat cakes and sausage breakfast from 7 a.m. – noon July 25 at the Lodge Hall on the Beverly Five-lane. Covid-19 guidelines will be enforced The menu will consist of sourdough buckwheat cakes, regular pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage and coffee, milk or orange juice. Eggs will be available for purchase. Take out will be available.
SPAY TODAY: A local reduced-cost spay and neuter program, offers locations in nearby Hardy County. At the time of surgery, initial tests and shots can be obtained at lower rates, too. Contact Spay Today, our area’s nonprofit, reduced-fee spay and neuter program. There are many vets to chose from in nearby Hampshire, Hardy and Mineral counties. For more information, contact www.baacs.org or call 304-728-8330.