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.
SCARECROW DAYS FOR DOWNTOWN ELKINS: Scarecrows completed by groups, families or individuals are to be returned to Elkins Builders Supply through Thursday 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.
WATER BOTTLES: Water bottles for 100 Miles in 100 Days maybe picked up at the following times: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Friday, outside the Marketing House on the corner of Reed and Dent streets; 3 – 5 p.m. Oct. 13, outside the main entrance of Broaddus Hospital; and 1 – 5 p.m. Oct. 13, Tucker County Health Department.
LANTERN TOURS: The Beverly Heritage Center will be offering Lantern Tours at 7 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Oct. 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 Saturday 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.
FALL FESTIVAL: Tennerton United Methodist Church in Buckhannon will host its 24th annual Fall Festival from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday. There will be homemade applebutter, baked goods and hot dogs for carry-out only. Social distancing will be practiced. Proceeds will benefit church projects.
BRIDGE DEDICATION: Bridge dedication ceremony will be at 2 p.m. Saturday to rename the new Junior bridge in Junior in memory of U.S. Army Pfc. Roger Lee Carpenter who was killed April 14, 1968 while serving with the 11E10, B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry in Vietnam.
CHICKEN BURN: New Life Church in Beverly will host a chicken burn from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday. The meal will include one half chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, biscuit and drink. Meals will be carryout only. To order, call Harvey Taylor at 304-338-2087.
TVHA MEETING: Tygart Valley Homestead Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Homestead Community and Event Center in Dailey. All are invited and community residents are encouraged to attend. CDC guidelines for indoor meetings will be followed. All attendees must wear face covering and stay six feet apart. For more information, call Tom Rennix, president, at 304-940-1855.
CITRUS FRUIT/RADA SALE: Elkins Area Bands annual citrus fruit/RADA sale will be Tuesday through Nov. 6. To place an order, see any Elkins High School or Elkins Middle School band student or call 304-636-2721. Pick-up will be Dec. 4.
FLU SHOTS: Free community flu shots will be given at the following times: 3 – 5 p.m. Oct. 14, DirectCare, Elkins; 3 – 5 p.m. Oct. 21, Buckhannon Medical Care; 4 – 6 p.m. Oct. 27, during Feed the City, Railyard Restaurant, Elkins; and noon – 1 p.m. Oct. 30, Elkins City Hall.
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: noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 14, Barbour County Courthouse Square Pavilion, 26 N. Main St., Philippi; 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 21, Parsons Senior Center, 217 Senior Lane, Parsons; 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 27, Upshur County Senior Center front porch, 28 N. Kanawha St., Buckhannon; and 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 28, 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.
BUCKWHEAT AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST: Randolph Lodge IOOF will host a sourdough buckwheat cakes and sausage breakfast from 7 a.m. – noon Oct. 17 at the Lodge Hall on the Beverly Five-lane. The menu will include sourdough buckwheat cakes, regular pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, and coffee, milk or orange juice. Take out will be available.
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.
REVIVAL: A revival is set for the first Thursday (Nov. 5) 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.