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.
Places to Go/Things to Do
Mount Hope Jubilee — The annual Mount Hope Jubilee will be held from Friday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Sept. 22. A number of special events are planned. For much more on the event, see the Thursday edition of The Fayette Tribune.
Venison 101 — The WVU Extension office will host a Venison 101 Workshop, which is open to the public, in both Fayette and Nicholas counties early next month. “From Field to Fixins’,” representatives from the DNR, meat processing, and the WVU Extension Families and Health Services will cover hunting regulations; herd management; proper field dressing techniques; proper butchering (identifying, processing and packaging); and proper food preservation, including recipes and taste testing. The first workshop will be held Tuesday, Oct. 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the 4-H Building at Nicholas County Veterans Memorial Park, Summersville. Two days later, on Thursday, Oct. 3, Sunday Road Baptist Church in Hico will host the workshop from 5 to 9 p.m. Space is limited for the workshops, and pre-registration is required. To register in Nicholas County, call 304-872-7898, and in Fayette County, call 304-574-4253.
Cash and Carter — On Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m., Cash and Carter will be together again at Nicholas County High School in Summersville. Ivy & Stone presents a tribute and a journey through the life and music of one of the most recognizable couples in the world. Advance sale tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for students and senior citizens. Tickets will be $3 more at the door on the night of the performance. For more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 304-872-4228.
Big Squeeze Returns To Fairmont — The second annual West Virginia Accordion Concert will be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at Life United Methodist Church, 1564 Mary Lou Retton Dr., Fairmont. Along with fellow accordionists from Canada and the USA will be five-time national accordion champion William H. (Bill) Cosby. A freewill offering will be taken. Contact Mike Takash at 304-366-1456 for more information.
Fall Community Revival — The fall community revival with Evangelist Keith Cook of On the Go Ministries will be held through Sept. 18 at the Lewis Community Foundation Christian Community Center, Oak Hill. Services will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday, and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The community choir will be singing each evening; to join, come one hour early for rehearsal.
Revival — There will be a revival Sept. 30 to Oct. 4, with Donnie Farmer at Gum Spring Baptist Church, Rt. 60, Chimney Corner. Services begin at 7 p.m. Nursery is provided. Pastor Mack Canterbury and the congregation invite everyone to attend.
Gospel Sing — There will be a gospel sing on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Gauley Bridge Baptist Church. The church’s fifth Sunday sing has been moved to the fourth Sunday because of scheduling conflicts. All local singers and musicians are welcome. Special guests will be Tender Mercies of Beckley. Refreshments will be served following the sing.
Benefit Dinner — The Meadow Bridge Mission will host a benefit dinner Sunday, Oct. 6 from 12 to 5 p.m. The menu will include ham, pinto beans, cornbread, fried potatoes, a drink and dessert for $6. All funds raised will be dedicated to the memorial to veterans and coalminers at the mission. For more information, call 304-484-6106.
Italian/Filipino Dinner Extravaganza — The Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Community invites the public to a mouth watering across cultures dinner. Experience the fantastic cuisine from both Italy and the Philippines on Sept. 21 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Saints Peter & Paul School, Oyler Avenue, Oak Hill. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under, and includes dinner, drinks and dessert. Tickets maybe purchased in the parish office or by calling 304-465-5445.
All-Montgomery High — All former teachers, graduates and anyone who attended Montgomery High School is invited to attend the All-Montgomery High School Reunion on Oct. 12 from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. at Valley High School, Smithers. Cost of the event is $5 and you may pay at the door. There is plenty of parking and easy access to the school. Tables and chairs will be provided in the school cafeteria and plenty refreshments will be offered. Old rock and roll will be playing in the gym. Everyone is invite to attend and have a good time with former classmates.
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