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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Agenda is for nonprofit civic organizations only. Unless otherwise stated, the events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to the many entries, articles may only appear for a week. Entries appear in chronological order and according to available space. The deadline for submission is 4 p.m.

TREE DAY CELEBRATION: The official recognition of Arbor Day for the Town of Elkins will take place today at 2:00 p.m. at Glendale Park. The event includes the mayor’s proclamation of Arbor Day and the planting of a tree donated by the West Virginia Division of Forestry. The Emma Scott Garden Club will also plant a tree at Bluegrass Park at 5 p.m. the same day. For more information, contact Marilynn Cuonzo, Elkins Tree Board, 304-621-5900.

HOMESTEAD SPRING SPRING CRAFT/VENDOR SHOW: Will take place on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Homestead Community and Event Center in Dailey. Concessions will be available for purchase. The deadline for table reservations is April 25. For more information, contact Chelley Depp at 304-642-4433 or email [email protected] The event is sponsored by the Tygart Valley Homestead Association and proceeds support the community center.

HOT DOG SALE: Whitmer Methodist Church will host a hot dog sale from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds will go to the church’s Vacation Bible School.

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION: An afternoon celebration of the planet will take place Saturday from noon to 2 p.m. at Elkins City Park. The event is sponsored by the Women’s Club of Elkins, the Randolph County Democratic Women’s Club, the Elkins Tree Board, and the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission. There will be children’s activities, exhibits, interactive games, tree seedlings and reusable gifts. The winners of the poster and poet tree contests will be announced. The event takes place rain or shine. For more information, contact Jane Birdsong, RCDWC, 304-621-5809.

JESTER TRYOUTS: For the 84th Mountain State Forest Festival will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 30 at D&E McDonnell Center Gym. A mandatory parent meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26 at the D&E McDonnell Center Gym. Jester essay applications are available at schools and at the Mountain State Forest Festival office located on Lough Street. A parent or guardian must sign the waiver portion of the application before a student can participate in clinics or trials.

RAMP DINNER: The Mt. Grove Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a ramp dinner beginning at 11 a.m. May 1. The menu will include ramps, raw, cooked and in a single salad; fried potatoes with or without ramps, tavern ham, beans, cornbread, drinks and desserts. On-site and take-out orders available. Adults are $12 and children ages 6-11 are $7 and children under 6 eat free. For more information, call Dennis Roth at 304-698-6444.

SPAGHETTI DINNER: St. Patrick’s Parish Hall in Coalton will host a spaghetti dinner from noon to 5 p.m. on May 1. Adults are $10 and children under 10 are $5.

YARD SALE: The Washington District Community Club will hold a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 5-6 at the Washing to District Volunteer Fire Company. Money raised will support the Washington District Elementary School and other members of the community.

BLOOD SCREENING: The Elkins Kiwanis Club is sponsoring its Multiphasic Blood Screening May 7-14 at the Randolph County Senior Center located at the corner of Fifth Street and Railroad Avenue from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. The multiphasic blood test includes 30 certain tests and costs $45. These tests help detect the disease at an early stage. No appointment is necessary. For more information, please call 1-800-524-3414.

YARD SALE: Mill Creek United Methodist Church will be hosting a yard, bake and hot dog sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 7.

KASSON SCHOOL REUNION: Will be held May 7 at New Beginnings Church, about a mile north of Kasson School. Anyone who graduated from Kasson High School or attended Kasson Elementary or Middle School is eligible. A social hour will be at 3 p.m., with dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by recognitions, awards and entertainment. For more information, call Dianna Cline at 304-457-4512.

PLANT SALE: The 8th Annual Emma Scott Garden Club Plant Sale will be held from 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday, May 14 at the Arts Center in Elkins. The sale will feature annuals, perennials and houseplants from member gardens as well as a garden bazaar with unique items including baked goods.

BUCKWHEAT AND PANCAKES BREAKFAST: The Randolph County IOOF Lodge will be hosting a Buckwheat and Pancakes Breakfast from 7 a.m. to noon on May 20. The menu will include sourdough buckwheat cakes, pancakes, biscuits and tomb, sausages, eggs, milk, coffee or orange juice. This will be the last buckwheat ration of the season.

EHS CLASS OF 1971: The Elkins High School Class of 1971 will have a class reunion July 22-23. On Friday, a picnic will be held at Stuart Park from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Lunch will be at noon and served by Smoke on the Water. On Saturday, dinner will be held at 1863 Appalachian Bistro with a social hour at 6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 7 p.m. All classmates are invited to join the meeting. For more information, contact Pat Shinn by emailing pat–[email protected]

VENDOR SPOTS: Vendor areas will be available for the 2022 Live and Drive Summer Concert Series sponsored by Our Town, Inc and Mountain Sate Street Machines on Thursday evenings from 6-8 p.m. Reserved seating will be $10 per concert and will be open to artisans and businesses. owners and restaurateurs. The concert dates are May 12, 26, June 23, July 2, 13, 27, August 11, 25, September 8 and 22. Contact 304-636-0415.

AL-ANON: Meet at 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.

ALLEGHENY REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the library of the IOOF building located on the Beverly Five-Lane. Those interested in genealogy are encouraged to attend and become members. The library is open on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Other days by appointment. For more information, call 304-636-1650 or 304-636-8528.



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