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NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: Explore the Discovery Center after hours as our exhibits come alive today from 4-7:30 p.m at the Appalachian Forest Discovery Center Located at 101 Railroad Avenue, Elkins. Talk to a settler about life at the Seneca Rocks homestead. Watch weavers and basketmakers at work. Learn about medicinal and edible plants in Appalachia, and sample snacks, sodas, and jams made with native plants. Make a basket at the Appalachian Forest Discovery Center Located at 101 Railroad Avenue, Elkins of yarn, craft your own medicinal tea, and string together a simple bird feeder. Night at the Museum is free and open to all ages–kids and adults alike. The West Virginia Railroad Museum will also be open.
CAKEWALK: The Talbott Community Building on Talbott Road will be hosting a cakewalk on today. The kitchen will open at 5 p.m. and the cakewalk will begin at 7 p.m.
KUMP HOUSE TOURS: The historic Gov. Kump House, Randolph Ave., Elkins, is offering public tour this summer Sunday from 3-5:30 p.m. The tours will feature the recently opened “Something Old, Something New” exhibit of wedding gowns and interpretive materials highlighting the history of the house and political legacy of West Virginia’s 19th Governor, H.G. Kump. The tours are free, but donations are encouraged.
ALLEGHENY REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: will host its regular meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday in the library at the I.O.O.F. building located on the Beverly Five-lane. Those interested in genealogy are encouraged to attend and become a member of ARFHS. Any questions call 304-636-1650 or 304-636-8528.
CRAFT SHOW/SUMMER BASH: The leading Creek Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a craft show and summer bash Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the fire house. There will be vendors, crafter items and street performances. Visitors can also get tehir car washed by a fire fighter. Limited vendor spaces are available, call Marisa Trammell at 304-704-7574 for moe information.
RANDOLPH COUNTY FARM BUREAU: will meet in the parking lot of the Tygart Valley Mall at noon Aug. 14 and then travel to Snowy Creek Dorsets in Preston County for a tour fo the sheep farms. The group will eat along the way. Everyone welcome. Call 304-338-6010 for more information.
JAZZ SERIES: The Arts Center will host the Royalpalooza Jazz Series Saturday, Aug. 20, at 7p.m. Seated cabaret-style, tables of four. Individual seats available.
PICKIN’ IN THE PARK: Pickin’ in the Park will be held Wednesday at the Elkins City Park. There will be two jam sessions beginning with a country music session at 4 p.m. at the small pavilion. The second session will be an old-time jam and will be at 7 p.m. at the Sycamore Street Pavilion. Pickin’ in the Park is sponsored by the Augusta Heritage Center and Elkins Parks and Recreation. For more information call 304-642-2369.
VENDOR SPOTS: Vendor areas will be available for the Live and Drive 2022 Summer Concert Series sponsored by Our Town, Inc and Mountain State Street Machines on Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. Reserved spots will be available to crafters, business owners and restaurants. Call for details 304-636-0415. Concerts dates are July 27, Aug. 11, 25, Sept. 8 and 22.
GOSPEL SINGS: at Christ’s Church in Horner with Brian Free and Assurance on Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. and on Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. Pastors Rick and Brenda Wyatt 304-613-9207. Free attendance. Love Offering will be received. Everyone welcome.
SHOWCASING VOLUNTEERS: Our Town, Inc will host a window display at 119 Third St beginning through August 23 showcasing the work of six volunteer groups in our area Citizens Promoting Community, Davis Medical System, Kiwanis Club, Our Town, Inc, Read Aloud and CLIMB. The next showcase will be April 2023 during National Volunteer Month. If your want to showcase your volunteers in the future contact 304-636-0415.
RING A BELL FOR ROSIE: The second Ring the Bell for Rosie event hosted by Our Town, Inc. will be in Sept. 10 at the Atrium at the Seneca Mall at noon. All the public is invited. A light box lunch will be served with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fruit and dessert or bring your own. Music, dancing , professional story telling and a recognition ceremony will occur. If any female in your family worked on construction or were given pay for other essential jobs during WWII, they may be eligible for recognition. You may dress in Rosie attire. Please call 304-636-0415 for reservations, dietary restrictions or to inquire about a possible Rosie in your family. Reservations must be made by Aug. 27.
AL-ANON: Meets at the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meets every Monday at 6 p.m. at Full Gospel Fellowship in the Glenmore Loop. For more information call 304-642-1244.