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. Due to 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.
RMEF BANQUET: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Monongahela Chapter will host its banquet today at the Beverly Fire House. Doors will open at 5 p.m. To purchase tickets, call Ellen Bolyard at 302-282-9627 or go to rmef.org/events.
SINGING SENIORS: Singing Seniors will meet today at Upshur County Senior Center. A covered-dish dinner will begin at 5 p.m. with group singing at 6 p.m. Guest singers will be announced at 6:30 p.m.
GROCERY BINGO: Ellamore Recreation Center will host grocery bingo at 1 p.m. today. There also will be 50/50 drawings and hot dogs, soft drinks and other refreshments available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the community building.
MEAT SHOOT: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5781 will host a meat shoot from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. today at the post home in Harman. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call Danie Ours at 304227-4349. The next shoot is scheduled for Sept. 21.
SUMMER BREW AND WINE FEST: Summer Brew and Wine Fest will be from 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. today at Beverly Heritage Center. The event will consist of live music, silent auction and local food, beer and wine. The cost of admission will include a collectible glass, one free fill and free admission to the Heritage Center museum. For more information, go to www.BeverlyHeritageCenter.org.
FAMILY CAMPOUT NIGHT: Mountaineer Chapter of IWLA will host the second annual Family Campout Night today and Sunday at its clubhouse located on Files Creek Road in Beverly. Activities will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday. Dinner will be provided and breakfast will be served Aug. 18. Fishing and games are planned. All children attending must have an adult with them during the event. Some camping gear will be available, but those attending are asked to bring their own if possible. Registration deadline is Aug. 9. To register and for more information, call Don at 304-636-6454 or Bruce at 304-636-0916.
AIR RIFLE SHOOTING EVENT: Izaak Walton League of America will host an air rifle shooting event Sunday at the club’s shooting range. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. The event starts at 1 p.m. and is open to the public and free for kids ages 8-17.
JAMBOREE: Century Jamboree featuring The Century House Band with special guest Louis Westfall will be from 2 – 5 p.m. Sunday at Century Community Center. The kitchen opens at 1 p.m. For more information, call 304-844-2449 or email email@example.com.
ELKINS LODGE NO. 108 A.F. & A.M.: Elkins Lodge No. 108 A.F. & A.M. will have a free baked steak, mashed potatoes, green beans and salad dinner for all Master Masons starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday at The Wees Masonic Temple in Elkins. A Master Mason meeting will start immediately after the dinner.
TOWN HALL MEETING: Town Hall Meeting with County Commissioner Mark Scott and City Councilwoman Linda Vest will begin at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Caboose Room in the Train Depot, 315 Railroad Ave., Elkins. Mark Doak will answer any questions about the book “Building a Vibrant Community,” and there will be a discussion about ways to make Elkins a Vibrant Community. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. The next meeting will be Oct. 15.
BONNIE’S BUS: Bonnie’s Bus, a digital mammography center on wheels, will offer digital mammograms and breast care education to women from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 8 a.m. to noon Thursday, St. George Medical Center in Parsons. For an appointment, call 304-478-3339. This is a service of WVU Medicine and the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.
REGION VI YOUTH COMMITTEE: The Region VI Workforce Development Board Youth Committee will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the board office in Rose Plaza in White Hall. For more information, call Amy Hall at 304-368-9530.
CAMERA CLUB: Buckhannon Upshur Camera Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Upshur County Senior Center. Harrison County photographer Kevin Frick will be the speaker.
ELKINS-RANDOLPH COUNTY CHAMBER: Elkins-Randolph County Chamber’s bi-monthly meeting will begin at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Randolph County Community Center. Guest presenters will be Tracy Fath, Duane Bolster and Mindy Chua. To register for the event, call 304-636-2717 or go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
RCRSE MEETING: Randolph County Retired School Employees will meet at 5 p.m. Friday at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church. There will be a memorial service and Chinese auction. Those attending are asked to bring a Covered dish and school supply donations.
BAKED STEAK DINNER: Kesling Mill Lions Club will host a baked steak dinner from noon – 5 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Kesling Mill Community Building. Menu will consist of baked steak, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, bread and dessert. Proceeds go to help with the Jimmie Woody Memorial Scholarship Fund.
CORN ROAST: Elkins Area Band Auxiliary’s annual corn roast and yard sale will be Aug. 24 in the city park. Yard sale starts at 9 a.m. and dinner service begins at noon with performances by Elkins Middle School band and Elkins High School band. Activities include a pork barbecue dinner with roasted corn, 50/50 drawing and kettle corn.
TRAP/CLAY SHOOTING EVENT: Mountaineer Chapter of IWLA will host an Introduction to Traps/Clay Shotgun Sports event beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 24 at the clubhouse located 6 miles up Files Creek Road in Beverly. Learn the basics of trap/clay shooting and shoot a few rounds. For more information, call Tom Roat at 304-591-4488.
HOT DOG SALE: The youth of Whitmer Methodist Church will host a hot dog sale beginning at 11 a.m. Aug. 24.
RETIREMENT RECEPTION: To honor Gale Poe, the United Methodist Women will host a retirement reception for her in the Family Life Center of First United Methodist Church at 12:15 p.m. Aug. 25, following the 11 a.m. worship service. As a token of appreciation, a money tree will be displayed for anyone who may want to place a check or cash gift on the tree. If you will not be able to attend the reception and would like to make a donation to the money tree, mark G Poe Gift on your check and mail it to the church at: 315 Kerens Ave., Elkins, WV 26241.
HOT DOG SALE: The Donald Carr Scholarship Fund will host a hot dog sale with homemade chili and baked goods from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 31 at Elkins Wal-Mart.
MOUNTAIN MODEL A CLUB: Mountain Model A Club meeting and breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 31 at the Eat’n Park Restaurant on Tolley Drive in Clarksburg. For more information, call Dianna Nuzum at 304-624-4968.
FARM BUREAU TOUR AND DINNER: Randolph County Farm Bureau will have a tour and dinner Sept. 15 at Elk Springs Resort near Monterville. Those attending will meet at 1 p.m. at the pavilion at Camp Pioneer to car pool to the tour and dinner. The tour will begin at 2 p.m. RSVP by Sept 9 to 304-338-6010.
FUMC WOMEN HOST A DAY OF FAITH AND FELLOWSHIP: First United Methodist Church Women, Elkins, invite women of the community to a day-long retreat “Food for Thought” from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church on 315 Kerens Ave. There will be special music, inspirational speakers, light breakfast and catered lunch. Registration forms may be acquired from the church office and returned with the $12 fee to FUMC by Aug. 29. All participants are encouraged to bring diapers in size 1, 2 or 3 to be provided to WIC. For more information, call 304-636-7223.
ARTISAN/CRAFT/VENDOR SHOW REGISTRATION: Registrations are being accepted for the Artisan/Craft/Vendor shows scheduled for Sept. 28 and Dec. 14 at the Homestead Community Center in Dailey. Event time for each of the shows is 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. with set up on Friday evening between 5-8 p.m. Vendors are limited to one vendor per company, first come first served. No yard sale vendors will be accepted. For registration form or more information, contact Michelle Depp at 304-642-4433 or email email@example.com. The shows are hosted by the Tygart Valley Homestead Association with proceeds supporting the community center.
UNITED WAY AUCTION: The United Way Auction will begin at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 26 at the United Methodist Church in Elkins. Doors will open at 9 a.m. The auction will feature new merchandise including appliances, furniture, tools, jewelry and more. To view auction items, go to the United Way’s Facebook page.