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.
FARM BUREAU PICNIC: The Randolph County Farm Bureau will host the annual picnic and a meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the pavilion by the pond at Camp Pioneer. In case of bad weather, the picnic will be moved to the Assembly Hall. A potluck-dinner will be served at 5 p.m. Meat will be provided. A business meeting will follow. Those interested in becoming an officer are asked to attend.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS: The Randolph County Housing Authority’s board of commissioners will be meeting at noon Tuesday in person or by Zoom. For more information, call Executive Director Karen Jacobson at 304-636-6495, ext. 16.
MEET AND GREET: The Randolph County Republican Executive Committee will host a meet and greet at noon Tuesday for Secretary of State Mac Warner at the Steer Steakhouse.
BONNIE’S BUS: Bonnie’s Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will offer digital mammograms and breast care education to women from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday, Community Care of Green Bank. For an appointment, call 304-456-5115.; from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sept. 16-18, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in Buckeye. For an appointment, call 304-799-4154.; and from 8 a.m. – noon Sept. 19, Valley Health Care in Elkins. For an appointment, call 304-636-0133. This is a service of WVU Medicine and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.
VIRTUAL EVENT: The Beverly Heritage center is hosting a free ‘Learn how to make Prohibition-era Cocktails’ live stream at 6 p.m. Friday on the group’s Facebook page.
SOBRIETY CHECKPOINT: West Virginia State Police will conduct a sobriety checkpoint from 6 p.m. to midnight Friday on Route 92, west of Elkins near Crystal Springs in Randolph County. The focus of this checkpoint is driving under the influence (DUI) enforcement, reckless driving, speeding and seatbelt violations. The West Virginia State Police encourages the public to use the State Police *SP (*77) system to report any violations.
MEAT SHOOT: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5781 will host a meat shoot from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday. at the post home in Harman. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Danie Ours at 304-227-4349.
BUCKWHEAT AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Randolph Lodge IOOF will host a sourdough buckwheat breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the lodge hall on the Beverly Five-lane. The menu will consist of sourdough buckwheat pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage and milk, coffee or orange juice. Eggs will also be available. Carry outs welcome.
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 11 a.m. – noon Sept. 23, Parsons Senior Center, 217 Senior Lane, Parsons; 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Sept. 29, Upshur County Senior Center front porch, 28 N. Kanawha St., Buckhannon; and noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 30, 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.
BRIDGE DEDICATION: Bridge Dedication Ceremony will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 26 to rename the new East Dailey Bridge in Dailey in memory of U.S. Army Captain Nancy Kiess, an Army nurse who served in the 34th Evacuation Hospital supporting General George Patton’s 3rd Army in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge and in France and Germany through the end of the war. The bridge is located in East Dailey off U.S. 219/250. For more information, call Roger Ware at 304-636-4365.
PERFORMANCE: The Beverly Heritage Center will host a musical performance by Jason Hall at 5 p.m. Sept. 26 at the center. The event is free to the public. Donations will be accepted.
FALL CRAFT SHOW: The Tygart Valley Homestead Association will host a fall craft show from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Homestead Community and Event Center. Direct sales vendors, crafters/artisans, flea market/yard sales and food trucks are welcome. This will be an outdoor event, rain or shine. We ask that guidelines be respected with masks and social distancing. No pets allowed; registered service animals only. To reserve space, contact Chelley Depp 304-642-4433 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for registration form. Vendors will be renting space only. Bring your own tables and canopies; no hook ups.
REVIVAL: A revival is set for the first Thursday of the month through December from 6-8 p.m. at Jawbone Park in Buckhannon. Speakers include Delane McDaniel, with the Key to Life Prison Ministry, and Mike House, with the Ambassador Baptist Church and Elkins Christian Academy. Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair and maintain social distancing. For more information, call 304-627-7855.
GUIDED TOUR: The Beverly Heritage Center is offering a guided tour of the Rich Mountain Battlefield at 1 p.m. Oct. 3. The event is free to the public, and donations will be accepted.
SCARECROW DAYS FOR DOWNTOWN ELKINS: Scarecrows completed by groups, families or individuals are to be returned to Elkins Builders Supply Oct. 5, 6, 7 or 8 during business hours. Scarecrows will be placed downtown for viewing on Oct. 10 and remain until Oct. 24 when participants must remove by 10 a.m. For more information, call 304-636-0415.
LANTERN TOURS: The Beverly Heritage Center will be offering Lantern Tours at 7 p.m. Oct. 9, 10, 16, and 17. Advanced reservations are preferred, Groups will be limited to 25 people. For ticket pricing and to make reservations, call 304-637-7424.
AUTUMN ON THE DRY FORK: Drive-thru Autumn on the Dry Fork will be Oct. 10 behind the Old Mill on the Dry Fork Recreation Center site in Harman. Activities will include pig roast and chicken barbecue dinners, homemade applebutter and apple cider for sale and virtual Facebook auction. Dinners will be ready at 11 a.m. and will be pick up only. Dinners will include beans, coleslaw, roll and bottled water.
FOOTBALL FRENZY TICKET SALES: Knights of Columbus Council 603 will hold its annual Football Frenzy ticket sales through Oct. 23. A total of 90 cash prizes will be paid out over 10 weeks between Nov. 1 and Jan. 3. If two tickets are purchased, the purchaser may go to the Football Frenzy website listed on the ticket stub to sign up to receive one free ticket. Tickets are available from Knights of Columbus members. For more information or to purchase a ticket, call Roger Ware at 304-636-4365.