Oak Hill City Council — A special meeting of the Oak Hill City Council will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 in council chambers to lay the levy. At the meeting, council will hear and consider any objections — oral or written — by the prosecuting attorney, the tax commissioner, state auditor or any taxpayer concerning the levy estimate and proposed levy or to any item thereof.
Democratic Executive Committee — The Fayette County Democratic Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, April 25, at 6 p.m. at the Fayette County Courthouse. Bridget McGuire, party affairs manager for the state Democratic Party will be the guest speaker as preparations continue for the 3rd annual Democratic dinner and the 2014 election. All Fayette County Democrats are welcome. For more information, call Marion Tanner, chairperson, at 304-228-5394.
Farmland Protection Board — The Fayette County Farmland Protection Board will have its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 16, at 5 p.m. in the Fayette County Courthouse in the County Commission offices. The public is invited to attend. If you would like information concerning how to protect your farmland from development, please contact Rick Rutledge, program coordinator, at FCFPBcoordinator@gmail.com or call 304-573-5448.
Caregiver Support Group — A caregiver support group meeting and training session entitled “Homecare for the Critically and Terminally Ill” will be held on Monday, April 22 at 1 p.m. at the Fayette Senior Center, 108 Lewis Street, Oak Hill. Contact either Janet Zamiela or Regina Mims at 304-465-8484 if you have any questions.
Fayette County Board of Health — The Fayette County Board of Health will meet Thursday, April 25 at 4 p.m. at the Fayette County Health Department.
MTA Board — The Mountain Transit Authority board of directors will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, April 17 at 5 p.m. at the MTA garage/office facility located on Broad Street in Summersville. The public is invited to attend.
Fayetteville Planning and Zoning — The Fayetteville Planning and Zoning meeting postponed last month because of inclement weather has been rescheduled to April 29 at 6 p.m.
Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet Tuesday, April 16 — special meeting to lay levy, 9 a.m.; Friday, May 3 — regular meeting, 9 a.m.; Friday, May 17 — regular meeting, 9 a.m.; and Friday, May 31 — regular meeting, 9 a.m., in the Fayette County Commission chambers of the Fayette County Courthouse. The meetings are open to the public.
Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: statutory/regular meeting — Tuesday, April 16, Fayetteville High School, 6 p.m.; special meeting/LSIC Valley area schools (Local School Improvement Council) — Monday, April 29, Valley High School, 6 p.m
Oak Hill Lions Club — The Oak Hill Lions Club meets each Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Scout Cabin, City Park, Oak Hill. For more information, call 304-574-2836.
Southern Cross Chapter, UDC — The Southern Cross Chapter #2001 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy meets the third Saturday of each month at noon for luncheon and meeting, alternating between Oak Hill and Beckley. For information and location of the meeting, call Earldine Robinson at 304-575-0905 or Joan Dickerson at 304-574-0692.
Brain Injury Support Group — The Brain Injury Support Group of Raleigh County/Southern West Virginia meets on the third Tuesday of each month, from 6 to 8 p.m. at 203 Grey Flats Road, Beckley. The meeting will be held on the second floor of the ResCare Beckley Agency (behind the Raleigh County Armory/Civic Center and beside the DMV). For more information, contact Shannon Hughart at 304-222-1132 or Teresa Harvey at 304-575-5995. Brain injury survivors and/or caretakers from all areas are welcome. Anyone with a brain injury, including head trauma, stroke, aneurysm, tumor, etc., is encouraged to attend.
Vandalia Garden Club — Vandalia Garden Club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month from March through November at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 12:30 p.m. Prospective members are welcome.
Nar-Anon Support Meeting — Nar-Anon support meetings are held each Friday at 6:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Oak Hill. For more info, call Vicki at 304-222-0284. Narconon reminds families that abuse of addictive pharmaceutical drugs is on the rise. Learn to recognize the signs of drug abuse and get your loved ones help if they are at risk. Call Narconon for a free brochure on the signs addiction for all types of drugs. Narconon also offers free assessments and referrals. Call 877-413-3073 or visit www.drugsno.com.
Quota Club — Quota Club International of Plateau Area meets the third Thursday of each month for a business luncheon at Holiday Inn, Oak Hill, at 12 noon. Quota Club welcomes new members. For membership information, call 304-469-3618.
Bridge Day Commission — The Bridge Day Commission meets the third Wednesday of every month at 1:30 p.m. in the county commission room at the Fayette County Courthouse. The meetings are open to the public. For more information, call Cindy at 304-465-5617.
Al-Anon — Al-Anon meets every Monday night at 8 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 345 Kelly Avenue, Oak Hill. For more information, call 465-1523.
AIM — Ansted Improvement Motivators Inc. meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Ansted Methodist Church. Teenagers to golden-agers are invited to join. Do you have a couple of hours to donate to help your town? Join the hard-working people who are putting Ansted on the map as a wonderful place to live, play and visit. This can only be done with your help.
American Legion — LaFayette Post 149 of the American Legion meets each third Monday at 7:30 p.m. and hosts Bingo every Tuesday and Saturday at 5 p.m.
MH Housing Authority Board — The regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Mount Hope Housing Authority is scheduled the third Tuesday of every month at 2 p.m. in the community room, Midtown Terrace, Mount Hope. Business discussed will include approval of minutes, approval of disbursements, and whatever business comes before the board.
Fayette County Chamber — The Fayette County Chamber board of directors meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at 4 p.m. For meeting locations, call 304-465-5617.
Places to Go/Things to Do
“Driving Miss Daisy” — 4PALS Productions will present Alfred Uhry’s dramatic comedy, “Driving Miss Daisy,” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17 in the Main Theatre of the Alexander Fine Arts Center on the Concord University Athens campus. The event is free and open to the public.
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