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.
LIVE ON THE LAWN: Join the Beverly Heritage Center for a free outdoor concert 5:30 to 7 :30 p.m. Saturday with local favorite Jason Hall. Bring your own chair and favorite refreshments.
FREE AIR RIFLE SHOOTING EVENT: The Mountaineer Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America will host an air rifle shooting event Saturday. This event is free and open to kids ages 8-17 years old. The event will take place at the Tygarts Valley Muzzleloaders’ shooting range, past the IWLA Clubhouse on the left. The IWLA Clubhouse is located approximately 6 miles straight up Files Creek Road in Beverly. All kids must register before 9 a.m. to be eligible for prizes at the end of the event. Registration will take place at the shooting range at 8:45 a.m., with the event starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday. For more information please call 304-338-6025.
BUCKWHEAT AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Randolph Lodge IOOF will host a sourdough buckwheat breakfast at the lodge hall on the Beverly Five-lane on Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon. The menu will include sourdough breakfast cakes, regular pancakes, sausage biscuits and gravy, eggs, milk, coffee or orange juice. Carryouts will be available.
MEAT SHOOT: VFW Post No. 5781 will host a meat shoot Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the post home in Harman. For information contact Danie Ours at 304-227-4349. The next shoot will be held Oct. 17.
BOOK SALE: to benefit the Bridgeport Public Library will be Sept. 20, 21, 22,23,24,27,28,29 and 30 at the library. Books, DVD’s, audiobooks and puzzles are available. Call 304-842-8248.
FARM BUREAU: The Randolph County Farm Bureau will meet on Tuesday.
SCARECROWS: Our Town Inc. will be collecting finished scarecrows and autumn leaves at Elkins Builders Supply on Sept. 20, 21, 22, and 23 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. lease check in with Penny at the front desk. Contact 304-636-0415 with questions or concerns.
WVSSAC COACHING EDUCATION CLASS: The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission is conducting Coaching Education Classes at Union High School in Mount Storm on Sept. 28, 29 and 30 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.. The Instructor will be current UHS Athletic Director/Coach Jamie Tallman. Those individuals that are not otherwise qualified by the West Virginia Department of Education and wish to coach any sport at the high school or middle school level in West Virginia is required to take these classes. To register and receive more information go the website: wvssac.org and select the tab “Coaches Education” or call 304-485-5494. Space for the class is limited to first come first serve.
RANDOLPH COUNTY ASSOCATION OF RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL: The September meeting of the Randolph County Association of Retired School Personnel has been cancelled. Plans for the October meeting will be forthcoming.
CHICKEN DINNER: Good Shepherd Christian Academy is having a chicken burn Oct. 2 at Mountaineer Insurance in Elkins. The price is $10 meal includes a half Chicken, baked potato, coleslaw, roll, brownie and a bottle of water. Chicken will be ready by 11 a.m. to pre-order tickets please call or text 304-642-1481.
EMMA SCOTT GARDEN CLUB: The Emma Scott Garden Club will be canvassing Elkins neighborhoods on Oct. 6 to award fall yards that use an array of fall flowers and decorations. For information please call 304-636-0415
LANTERN TOURS: Tales of the spooky and mysterious — come join the ever-popular Lantern Tours on Oct. 8,9,15 and 16 at the Beverly Heritage Center. Host Karl takes the group on a nighttime walking tour of Beverly with only the light of lanterns to guide our way. For tickets see our events calendar at beverlyheritagecenter.org
PICKIN’ IN THE PARK: Pickin’ in the Park will take place each week at Elkins City Park on Wednesday nights co-sponsored by the Augusta Heritage Center and Elkins Parks & Recreation. The country music jam Sessions take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. or later in the Small Pavilion. The old-time music jam sessions are in the raised Sycamore Street Pavilion from 6:30-8:30 p.m. or later. All acoustic instruments are welcome, as well as singers, dancers and listeners.
HELPING HAND CLEARINGHOUSE: is collecting names of needy children for the FOP Christmas Party, Randolph County only. Children 12 and under. Must provide proof of income. The deadline is Nov. 10. The hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at 105 First Street.