SCD Board — The Southern Conservation District Board will hold its monthly board meeting on April 11 at the SCD Building, 463 Ragland Road, Beckley, at 9:45 a.m. The agenda will be posted at the SCD office. For any questions concerning the above mentioned meeting, please call 304-253-0261.
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 Friday, April 5 — regular meeting; 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: regular meeting — Monday, April 1, BOE office, 6 p.m.; 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.
HFT Auditions — Auditions for “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel” will be held at the Historic Fayette Theater in Fayetteville on April 8 and April 9, at 6 p.m. each evening. Roles are available for six males, ages late 20s to late 40s; one female, age late 20s; and one female, age late teens to early 20s. All actors should be able to speak with a southern (Alabama) drawl or a New York City accent. You do not need a prepared piece to audition, the director will provide one for you. Show dates are at 8 p.m. on July 12-13, 17-18, and 26-27 with a matinee show at 2 p.m. on July 28. Hailed by audiences as a comedy with a heartfelt message, the play follows the intersecting paths and the story of two guilt-ridden, bumbling, duck-hunting brothers from Alabama who think they accidentally shot down an angel, a depressed tabloid journalist, his reluctant photographer, their crazed boss, a shop-girl at a local Gas Mart, a half-man/half-alligator, and a ghost.
Craft Show — The 1st annual Craft Show sponsored by the Fayette County Cancer Support Group will be held Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Lewis Community Center, 469 Central Ave., Oak Hill. Admission will be by donation for the show, which will feature beautiful crafts from an array of talented artisans. Door prizes will be presented hourly and refreshments will be available. Vendor space is available at a cost of $35 per booth. For more info, call 304-640-1120. All proceeds from the event will go to the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life.
Disaster Preparedness Fair — There will be a disaster preparedness fair April 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Fayetteville High School gym, 515 W. Maple Ave., Fayetteville. For more information, contact Jane Hardy at 304-640-1120 or email@example.com.
Places to Go/Things to Do
Bloomin’ Bazaar — Delta Kappa Theta Sorority presents the 1st annual Bloomin’ Bazaar at WVU Tech Center Ballroom Saturday, April 20 from 12 to 5 p.m. Come to celebrate spring and support your local vendors. If you are interested in registering for a booth, please contact Emily Hensley by April 13 at 304-208-0018.
Ramp Dinner — There will be a ramp dinner Saturday, April 13 from 12 to 4 p.m., hosted by the Mount Hope Lions Club. Tickets ($8) are available from any member of the club, and will be available at the door. For more information, call Lions President Lisa Keffer at 304-228-7615.
Dollhouse Miniatures — A dollhouse miniature show and sale will be held at the Ramada Inn near Morgantown, on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A furnished three-story dollhouse will be raffled off with all proceeds plus the $1 admission fee for adults to go to Make a Wish. There will be vendor sales tables with everything a well furnished dollhouse would need. The Ramada Inn is on exit 148 off of I-79 or exit 1 off of I-68.
Ministerial Association Prayer Breakfast — The Fayette County Ministerial Association’s monthly prayer breakfast will be April 4 from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall at Jones Avenue Church of God.
National Day of Prayer — In honor of National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2, there will be a prayer breakfast at the Lewis Community Foundation’s Christian Community Center on Central Avenue in Oak Hill from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m., and a prayer gathering at the City Hall flag pole at noon.
Scholarship Applications — The Oak Hill High/Collins High Alumni Association has announced May 1 is the deadline for scholarship applications for 2013-2014 and the applications are available on the association’s website, www.oakhillreddevilalumni.org. They are to be downloaded, completed and submitted via e-mail according to the posted directions. Applications sent through the mail or hand-delivered will not be accepted. Scholarships are awarded on need and merit basis to graduates of Oak Hill High School, including graduates of the class of 2013 and those who are college students and who received one of the scholarships for the current school year. Students applying for renewal scholarships must mail a copy of their fall-semester-2012 grades to Paul Nichols, OHHS/CHS Alumni Association, Box 462, Oak Hill, WV 25901, postmarked no later than April 25.
Goldeneers — The Goldeneers Senior Citizens will hold the group’s April fundraiser on April 6 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the O.C. Rushing Center at the Oak Hill Nazarene Church. For sale will be hot dogs, barbecues, beans and cornbread and a good selection of baked goods. Also the children’s department of the church will sponsor a rummage sale to benefit Bible school. Come find good food, great bargains and enjoy the day.
Indoor Yard Sale — Twin Oaks Plaza will host an indoor yard sale on Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5 beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day. The event will be held in the community room at 201 Oak Hill Avenue, Oak Hill. There will be lots of household items for sale.
Spaghetti Dinner — The OHHS Marching Red Devil Band will have a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, April 6, at the First Brethren Church Fellowship Hall on Central Avenue, Oak Hill, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The menu will include spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink at a cost of $6 per adult, and $3 for children 9 years and under. Dine in or take out. Please come out and support the band. Tickets are being sold in advance. Call Brenda Burgess at 304-465-5127, Tricia Smith at 304-663-7029, or Jamie McNeely at 304-465-5452.
Flea Market — There will be a Relay for Life flea market on Saturday, April 13 at the Oak Hill Nazarene Church beginning at 9 a.m. Cost for a table (which are provided) is $10. What you sell at your table is yours. There will be a concession stand offering beans and cornbread, hot dogs with all the fixings, nachos and cheese, drinks and desserts. Entry forms are available at the Fayetteville Walmart service desk. The event is open to everyone, including businesses such as photographers, jewelry makers, Avon, Mary Kay, and to all individuals.
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