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ELKINS PURPLE MAJESTIES: All “nifty after fifty” ladies are invited to join Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats for its monthly luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m. today at the New China Cook Restaurant on Harrison Avenue, Elkins. All Red Hat members and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend. For additional information, reservations or cancellations, call Queen BJ McKenzie at 304-614-3079.
RANDOLPH CAN’T WAIT: Randolph Can’t Wait – Stephen Smith for Governor will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Appalachian Bistro and Grill on Randolph Avenue in Elkins. Plans will be discussed for Smith’s upcoming visit in February and for the regional training event. New participants are always welcome. For more information, call 304-641-0751.
REGIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY MEETING: Elkins-Randolph County Regional Airport Authority will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the airport terminal building.
READ ALOUD ORIENTATION: Randolph County Read Aloud will host a volunteer reader orientation beginning at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at The Elkins Randolph County Public Library. Bring a lunch and plan to attend for one hour between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to receive the full orientation. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 304-642-9825.
TVHA MEETING : Tygart Valley Homestead Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Homestead Community and Event Center in Dailey. All are invited and community residents are encouraged to attend. For more information, call Tom Rennix, president, at 304-940-1855.
BUCKWHEAT AND SAUSAGE BREAKFAST: Randolph Lodge IOOF will host a sourdough buckwheat cakes and sausage breakfast from 7 a.m. – noon Saturday at the Lodge Hall on the Beverly Five-lane. The menu will consist of sourdough buckwheat cakes, regular pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, and coffee, milk or orange juice. Take out will be available.
MLK CELEBRATION: Join Randolph County’s Cultural Awareness and Enrichment Group’s celebration of Dr. King’s legacy Sunday with speakers, music and dance, including the Rev. Martin White, artist Laurie Goux, Michael and Carrie Kline and WV Can’t Wait candidate for Attorney General Sam Petsonk. There will be an art-centered children’s program held upstairs. March from the Federal Building in Elkins at 3:45 p.m. Program begins at 4 p.m. at Woodford United Methodist Church, First Street and Kerens Avenue. A community potluck supper will follow. Those attending are asked to bring a dish.
DARDENFEST 2020: DardenFest, a fundraiser for ArtsBank Inc., will be Jan. 25, upstairs at the Darden Mill at the corner of First Street and Railroad Avenue in Elkins. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and the music begins at 7 p.m. There will be limited seating and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis, so plan to be there on time or a little early. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.
SPAY TODAY: A local reduced-cost spay and neuter program, offers locations in nearby Hardy County. At the time of surgery, initial tests and shots can be obtained at lower rates, too. Contact Spay Today, our area’s nonprofit, reduced-fee spay and neuter program. There are many vets to chose from in nearby Hampshire, Hardy and Mineral counties. For more information, contact www.baacs.org or call 304-728-8330.
BOOK CLUB MEETING: The UCPL book club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the library at Tennerton. The next meeting selection is “The Coffin Quilt” by Ann Rinaldi. The book is available on loan from the Library Commission limiting the cost of purchasing new books. New friends are always welcome so pick up a copy of the book and join us – there will be cookies! For more information, call the library at 304-473-4219.
AUCTION AND CAKEWALK: A silent auction and cakewalk fundraiser will be from noon – 4 p.m. Feb. 8 at Leading Creek Fire Department. Michael Bonnett will sing from noon – 1 p.m. Proceeds will go to Linda and James Newlon who lost their home in a fire on Christmas Eve.