-- SCD Board — The Southern Conservation District board will meet Dec. 13 at the SCD Building, 463 Ragland Road, Beckley, at 9:45 a.m. The agenda will be posted at the SCD office. For more information, you may call 304-253-0261.
-- Democratic Executive Committee — The Fayette County Democratic Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. at the Fayette County Courthouse for a special meeting to approve poll workers. For more information, call Marion Tanner, chairperson, at 304-228-5394.
-- Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will convene as follows: regular meeting — Monday, Dec. 3, BOE office, 6 p.m.; and regular meeting — Monday, Dec. 17, BOE office, 6 p.m.
-- Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet Friday, Nov. 30 (regular); Friday, Dec. 7 (regular); Friday, Dec. 14 (regular, Courthouse Christmas dinner) at 9 a.m. in the Fayette County Commission chambers of the Fayette County Courthouse. The meetings are open to the public.
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- West Virginians for Life — The Fayette County Chapter of West Virginians for Life meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Mount Hope United Methodist Church. For more, visit the chapter’s Web site at www.savingthebabies.com.
-- Nimble Thimbles — Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild meets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the second Tuesday every month at the American Legion in Fayetteville. Bring something to work on or show off.
-- Free Workshop — New River Community and Technical College will host a free Home-Based Business – Keys to Success workshop from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the former Bank of Glen Jean building in Glen Jean. Home-based businesses are growing rapidly across the nation. Many people start a home-based business as a way to provide additional income and to have more control over their destiny. If you are one of the 18 million individuals who have a home-based business, or if you are interested in learning how to start one, this workshop will give you important tips to make your business successful. For more information or to register, contact Stephanie Stiffler at 304-929-3313.
-- Oak Hill Christmas Parade — Entries are being accepted for the 2012 Oak Hill Christmas parade, “A Frosty Christmas,” set for Thursday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. For an entry form, visit the website at www.cityofoakhill.homestead.com and click on “Misc. Info/Forms,” or stop by City Hall, 100 Kelly Ave. Parade line-up will begin at 5 p.m. at High Lawn Cemetery, and will be in the order entries arrive. All entries should have some type of lights/lighting. Deadline for entry is Dec. 3.
-- Historical Society Holiday Luncheon — The Fayette County Historical Society will have its holiday luncheon Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Glen Ferris Inn in Glen Ferris, just west of Gauley Bridge on Rt. 60. Members and guests may order from four specials on the menu. Please bring non-perishable food items such as soup, tuna, peanut butter, canned fruits or vegetables, two per person, to be donated to a local food pantry. The society welcomes new members. For more information, call 304-658-4448 or 304-673-7177.
-- Christmas Parade — The Montgomery Christmas Parade will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. Lineup will be at 6 p.m. at the Montgomery Fire Department. Bands, floats, military personnel, cheerleaders, walkers, classic cars, churches, etc. are all welcome. Anyone who would like to participate should call Angela Tackett or Terri Kees at 304-442-5181 by Nov. 29. Prior to the parade, Santa will be at City Hall from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. to visit with the children. Parents are welcome to bring their cameras and take as many pictures with Santa as they would like.
Places to Go/Things to Do
-- Fayetteville Community Chorus — The Fayetteville Community Chorus will perform its annual Christmas show on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. at the Fayetteville Presbyterian Church. The public is cordially invited to attend.
-- HFT Christmas Show — “Tiny Tim: A Christmas Carol Revisited” will be performed at the Historic Fayette Theater, Fayetteville, on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. and Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the theater box office on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are also available conveniently online with a credit card at www.brownpapertickets.com, or by calling the 24/7 hotline at 1-800-838-3006.
-- Breakfast With Santa — Beckley ARH will host Breakfast with Santa Dec. 8 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the facility’s gymnasium (enter at back of hospital by ER). Tickets are $5 per person regardless of age. Advance purchase is recommended by calling Rhonda at 304-255-3456. Breakfast will be provided by Chick-fil-A and Beckley ARH. Special guests will include Santa Claus himself along with Santa Cow and Elf Calf. Funnybones will provide entertainment for the children. Santa will have a surprise for each child. Photo opportunities of children with Santa will be available form Shifoto. Proceeds from Breakfast with Santa will benefit the Beckley ARH renovation project capital campaign.
-- Christmas Arts and Crafts Show — The 29th annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Show at Nicholas County High School, Summersville, is set for Friday, Nov. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be over 100 booths; admission is by donation. Door prizes will be presented hourly, with the grand prize of $100 to be presented following a drawing at 3 p.m. Saturday (must be present to win). No early birds please.
-- Christmas Fair — There will be a Christmas Fair featuring food, crafts and music Saturday, Dec. 8 from 12 to 7:30 p.m. at the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building in Fayetteville. The event is sponsored by the Fayetteville Woman’s Club. Call 304-574-2580 to get your booth space.
-- Christmas Play — A Christmas play, “When I Met Jesus,” will be presented on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7 p.m., at Christian Revival Center, located by the Fire Department at Robson.
-- Christmas Bazaar — The Fayetteville United Methodist Church’s annual Christmas bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 beginning at 10 a.m. at the church. The bazaar had to be postponed from its original date because of Superstorm Sandy. There will be a number of homemade arts and crafts for sale, as well as delicious food such as the group’s famous peanut brittle, soup mix, breads, cakes and cookies. There also will be a hot dog sale, and slices of homemade pie will be available as well.
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