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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 pm

ELKINS PURPLE MAJESTY RED HAT GROUP: will meet today at 11:30 am at Fat Olives Restaurant, located at 210 Pennsylvania Avenue in Parsons. New queens will be crowned for the coming year. Ladies the age of 50 or more are invited to attend. Do not forget to wear your purple attire and a red hat. RSVP by Sept. 7 at 304-478-4710 or 304-614-3079.

EMMA SCOTT GARDEN CLUB: will today at St. Brendan’s Church Parish Hall at 7 pm Sarah Wamsley, Midland School fourth-grade teacher, will present a program on Bee Keeping. Please note change in meeting location.

ALLEGHENY REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: will meet 7 pm Tuesday in the library of the IOOF building 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.

DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: The Randolph County Democratic Executive Committee and Randolph County Democratic Women will meet on Tuesday at 6 pm at the Kump Education Center. Following a brief business meeting there will be a “Pizza and Postcards” party. This event is open to all registered Democrats in Randolph County. For more information call 304-641-0751.

HOMESTEAD COMMUNITY CENTER MEETING: is scheduled for Tuesday at 6 pm in the dining hall at the Homestead Community and Event Center in Dailey. All are invited and Tygart Valley Homestead Association members and community residents are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact president Tom Rennix, president, at 304-940-1855.

MEAT SHOOT: VFW Post 5781 will host a meat shoot Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 am – 2 pm at the post home in Harman. Refreshments will be served. For information contact Danie Ours at 304-227-4349.

BUCKWHEAT AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Randolph Lodge IOOF will host a sourdough breakfast at the Lodge Hall on the Beverly Five-Lane on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 7 am until noon. The all-you-can eat menu will include sourdough buckwheat cakes, regular pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, milk, coffee or orange juice. For more information, call 304-636-2562.

MEET YOUR CANDIDATES OPEN HOUSES: presented by the Randolph County Republican Executive Committee will be at Valley Head Fire Department, Saturday Sept. 17 from 1-3 pm and Coalton Fire Department Sept. 17 from 6-8 pm Meet Your Candidates events will also be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Harman Fire Department from noon-2 pm and Leading Creek Fire Department from 4-6 pm All are invited to these Open Houses to meet the candidates in the November election.

USED ​​BOOK SALE: The Friends of the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library are hosting a used book sale 10 am to 2 pm every Saturday. The location is the old library on Davis Avenue. Any donations collected will be used to pay for the construction of the new library.

GOSPEL SINGS: at Christ’s Church in Horner with Brian Free and Assurance on Sept. 23 at 7 pm and on Nov. 19 at 6 pm Pastors Rick and Brenda Wyatt 304-613-9207. Free attendance. Love Offering will be received. Everyone welcome.

CHURCH WOMEN UNITED IN WEST VIRGINIA: are gathering at Buckhannon Seventh Day Adventist Church on 1122 Brushy Fork Road on Thursday, Sept. 29, beginning 12:30 p.m. until 4 pm for the 2022 CWU State Assembly. Special guests are Jeffrey Allen of West Virginia Council of Churches, Rev. Rich Cardot, and Amber Blankenship of Prisoners’ Backpack Program. They will conduct a business meeting including election of 2023 officers, Bible Study, Memorial Service, along with music and fun. Everyone is welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please call 304 636-6434.

RANDOLPH COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED SCHOOL PERSONNEL: will meet Friday, Sept. 30, at 12:30 pm at the Steer Steakhouse. A representative from HUMANA / PEIA will be the guest speaker, who will discuss available programs and answer questions. Please bring an auction item for the Scholarship program. All Retired School Personnel are welcome.

FOREST FESTIVAL GRAND FEATURE PARADE SEATS: are available at Otterbein United Methodist Church at 1100 South Davis Avenue in Elkins. The seats go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 6. Call the Otterbein Church office at 304-636-0569 Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 1 pm to reserve seats. Proceeds support missions that benefit women and children.

VENDOR SPOTS: Vendor areas will be available for the Live and Drive 2022 Summer Concert Series sponsored by Our Town, Inc and Mountain Sate Street Machines on Thursday nights from 6-8 pm Reserved spots will be available to crafters, business owners and restaurants. Call for details 304-636-0415. Concerts dates are Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 22.

PICKIN ‘IN THE PARK: Pickin’ in the Park will be Wednesdays at the Elkins City Park. There will be two jam sessions beginning with a country music session at 4 pm at the small pavilion. The second session will be an old-time jam and will be at 7 pm 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.

BLOOD SCREENING: The Elkins Kiwanis is sponsoring their Health Awareness Blood Screening. It will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Randolph County Senior Center from 7-10 am The basic multiphasic test is available for $ 45 which includes a lipid panel, CBC, CMP and several other tests. Other specialty tests are also available for an addition cost. Cash, check, HSA, or credit / debit cards are accepted. Most insurances are accepted with a doctor’s script. For more information please call: 1-800-524-3414 or visit

AL-ANON: Meets at the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church every Wednesday from 7-8 pm

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meets every Monday at 6 pm at Full Gospel Fellowship in the Glenmore Loop. For more information call 304-642-1244.

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