Democrat Executive Committee — The Fayette County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Thursday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. at the Fayette County Courthouse for a regular meeting. All registered Democrats are welcome. For more information, call Marion Tanner, chairperson, at 304-228-5394.
Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: special meeting (LSIC) — Monday, Sept. 16, Fayetteville High School (for Fayetteville area schools), 6 p.m.; and special meeting (LSIC) — Monday, Sept. 23, Oak Hill High School (for Oak Hill area schools), 6 p.m.
Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet Friday, Sept. 27; Friday, Oct. 11; Friday, Oct. 25; Friday, Nov. 1; Friday, Nov. 22; and Friday, Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. in the Fayette County Commission chambers of the Fayette County Courthouse. The meetings are open to the public.
Food Pantry — The Ministerial Association Food Pantry will distribute food to those who qualify on Sept. 25 at the Lewis Community Foundation Christian Community Center (the old Armory) on Central Ave., Oak Hill, from 9 to 11 a.m. Please bring identification and proof of current address. If you are unsure of the qualifications, come and talk to one of the workers. This service to the area is sponsored by the Fayette Plateau Ministerial Association.
Basic Photography Class — There will be a basic photography class beginning Tuesday, Sept. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bridgemont CTC in Montgomery. The class will cover basic equipment and skills, composition and lighting, and will run for four consecutive Tuesday nights. There also will be an outing one Saturday for a photo shoot. Cost of the course is $80. Register online at http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=plxkoikab&oeidk=a07e8331b9x6e44fc3a.
Free Diabetes Education — The time is now to take control of your diabetes. Are you a Medicare patient living with diabetes or know someone who is? If so, a new program called Everyone with Diabetes Counts, can help you or your loved one live a healthier life. Everyone with Diabetes Counts offers free diabetes education classes, taught by trained health care workers, right here in your area. This program is hosted by West Virginia Medical Institute. There will be an Everyone with Diabetes Counts education class at Senior Circle, 501 Main St. W., Oak Hill (across from Plateau Medical Center) on Sept. 18 and Sept. 25 from 1-3 p.m. The free classes are for diabetics, friends, family and anyone who is interested in learning more about diabetes. Through a series of classes, you can expect to learn about: diabetes and its risks; the importance of regular doctor exams and annual foot and eye exams; how to maintain willpower in a world of temptations; how to manage medication and much more. For more information, call 855-376-9382 or visit www.wvdiabeteseducation.org.
Bridge Day Chili Cook-Off — The Fayetteville Convention and Visitors Bureau (Fayetteville CVB) is sponsoring the 5th Annual Bridge Day Chili Cook-Off in conjunction with the annual Bridge Day celebration, on Saturday, Oct. 19. Contests will include a chili and cornbread cook-off. Judges will award cash prizes to the cook-off winners, along with a People’s Choice winner for chili. The chili competition includes professional and amateur categories with traditional and non-traditional recipes for both chili and cornbread. The cook-off begins just as activities on the bridge are winding down. Live music provided by The Wild Rumpus starts at 2:30 p.m. and the chili tasting and judging begins at 3:00 and runs until about 5:30. Awards are presented at 5:30 p.m. For information on how to register as a cook and/or for other questions concerning the Bridge Day Chili Cook-off, contact the Fayetteville CVB at 304-574-1500 or visit www.VisitFayettevilleWV.com.