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BOOK SALE: to benefit the Bridgeport Public Library will be Sept. 24,27,28,29 and 30 at the library. Books, DVD’s, audiobooks and puzzles are available. Call 304-842-8248.
FRIENDS OF BEES: The Highlands Apicultural Association will have a field day in lieu of a meeting for September. On Saturday at 2 p.m. plan to visit one of Phyllis and Ric’s bee yards approximately 11 miles west of Elkins on Camp Mahonegan Road. The topic is preparing hives for winter. This will be a hands-on class and participants should bring at a minimum a bee veil in order to get a good look inside the hives. Directions: Head west from Elkins on Highway 33/48. About 10 miles out turn left at the Talbott Road intersection onto Kingsville Road. The first sharp right is a gravel road called Camp Mahonegan Road. Follow it for a short distance (less than quarter mile) and you should see the bee yard on the left after the big red barn.
JOY IN THE CITY CONCERT SERIES: Bring a lawn chair and join in at the Town Square amphitheater from 3-7 p.m. Sunday for praise and worship music, featuring Home of the South from the Beverly/Dailey area; Summit Church of Elkins; Buckhannon New Community Church; Way of Holiness Church from Buckhannon and members of Crossroads Church from Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. For information call 304-614-4025.
GOSPEL SING: There will be a gospel sing 11 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Brethren Church in Junior. Everyone is welcome and there will be a dinner following the sing.
FEED THE CITY: Feed the City will be serving a free pork loin dinner 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at 4 the Railyard Restaurant. Everyone is welcome.
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 ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL: The September meeting of the Randolph County Association of Retired School Personnel has been canceled. 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.
SPAGHETTI DINNER: The Whitmer Methodist Church will host a spaghetti dinner beginning at noon on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the church. The menu will include spaghetti with homemade sauce, coleslaw, green beans, hot roll and dessert.
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.
AL-ANON: Meets at the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m.