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.

CHRISTMAS DINNER BASKETS: American Legion Post 29 will be accepting applications for Christmas dinner baskets, for Randolph County residents only, through Friday between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proof of your physical residency, ID, and all forms of income you receive is required. Applications must be filled out in the office and cannot leave the building. Applications do not guarantee you will be chosen to receive a dinner, and preference will be given to military families. Baskets will be given out Dec. 18. Letters to recipients will be mailed out beginning Dec. 13. For more information call 636-3930.

FULL BOARD MEETING: The Region VI Workforce Development Full Board will meet Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Marion County Convention & Visitors Bureau located in Pleasant Valley. For more information about the meeting, contact Maria Larry at 304-368-9530.

RANDOLPH COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL: The December meeting of The Randolph County Association of Retired School Personnel will meet Friday, at 12:30 p.m. at the Steer Steakhouse in Elkins. All retired school employees are invited to attend. Bring items for Scholarship Auction. For questions, you may call 304-636-7649.

HOLIDAY PET ADOPTION EVENT: The Randolph County Humane Society will host a holiday pet adoption event on Saturday, Dec. 11, and Sunday. Dec. 12, from noon to 3 p.m. Animals will be available for adoption. The Humane Society is also in need of dog and cat food as well as cat and dog toys, blankets and towels. Fore more information or to make a donation call 304-636-7844.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY: The American Legion Post 29 Auxiliary will be hosting a Children’s Christmas Party Saturday from 1- 4 p.m. for children ages 11 years and under. There will be snacks, crafts and, of course, Santa.

TEXTILE ARTS: On Sunday, from 1 to 3 p.m., The Arts Center will host an opening reception for an exhibit of textile arts by the Log Cabin Quilters Guild and the Mountain Weavers Guild. The exhibit will include quilts, hangings, 3-D felted works, and woven pieces of fabric art. This opening reception is free and open to the public.

COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CANTATA: The Asbury Untied Methodist Church will host a community Christmas Cantata 7 p.m. Sunday at 134 S. Beverly Pike in Belington. A candlelight service will conclude the evening and refreshments will follow in the fellowship hall.

MONDAY MANNA SUPPERS: will be offered by First United Methodist Church from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 13 and 20 at 315 Kerens Ave. in Elkins. Meals will be served inside. Please enter through the front door.

HOMESTEAD ASSOCIATION: The Tygart Valley Homestead Association will meet at 6 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Homestead Community and Event Center in Dailey. All are welcome, and community residents are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Tom Rennix at 304-940-1855.

RANDOLPH COUNTY FARM BUREAU: will hold a Christmas dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at Camp Pioneer. The camp will provide meat and drinks. Please bring a covered dish. There will be a demonstration of the West Virginia Farm Bureau Quiz Book. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 304-338-6010.

BROWN BAG CONCERT: The Arts Center will host a Brown Bag Concert noon Wednesday, Dec.15. Singer and pianist Raymond Godwin will perform and his show will feature many of your favorite Christmas songs, and quite possibly an appearance by Santa Claus himself. This event is free and open to the public.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: The Harman Presbyterian Church will host their Christmas program on Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. Special guests will be Steve and Kati Smith, who are Christian singers, along with a visit from Santa. Everyone is invited to attend.


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