-- Democratic Executive Committee — The Fayette County Democratic Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. at the Fayette County Courthouse for a regular meeting. All Fayette County registered Democrats are welcome. For more information, you may contact Marion Tanner, chairperson, at 304-228-5394.
-- Food Pantry — The Ministerial Association Food Pantry will distribute food to those who qualify on Nov. 14 at the Lewis Community Foundation Christian Community Center (the former 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.
-- Christmas Craft Show — The Historic Oak Hill School (HOHS)/SALS will host a Christmas Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 24 and Sunday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Historic Oak Hill School on 140 School Street, Oak Hill. HOHS will offer concessions from the dining hall while local craft artists will be on hand to sell their hand-crafted items. This is a perfect opportunity to find that special gift for that hard-to-buy-for person on your Christmas list. Most vendors will accept cash, credit and checks as payment for the items. The admission is set at $2. The vendor fee is $35 for non-electric and $50 for electric hook up. The fee covers Saturday and Sunday booth rental. Options for booth set up will be Friday, Nov. 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. or Saturday, Nov. 24 at 8 a.m. Anyone interested in participating as vendor, please contact Vickie Smith, 304-640-3792; Barb Painter, 304-673-6370; or Erica Horton, 304-465-4246.
-- MTA Anniversary — The month of November marks Mountain Transit Authority’s 35th anniversary of operation. As a “thank you” for the continued support of the MTA, all rides on any of the MTA buses will be 35 cents, one-way, to any of the scheduled destinations on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
-- Soldier Gift Boxes — OneMainFinancial of Oak Hill is hosting a soldier gift box campaign until Nov. 8. The local office at Fayette Square, Oak Hill, is accepting donations such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, soap, body spray, chewing gum, etc., which will go to local soldiers deployed overseas. Any liquid items must be placed in a plastic bag which seals. To get a better idea of what will be accepted and what won’t, visit the website at www.anysoldier.com. With any other questions, call OneMainFinancial at 304-465-3006.
-- MTA — The Mountain Transit Authority will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, for Veterans Day. Regular operations will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 13. Schedule information can be obtained by calling 304-872-5872.
-- Create-A-Job Fair — The Business Opportunity Center of New River Community and Technical College will hold a “Create-A-Job Fair” at the Summersville Conference Center Nov. 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. Small business owners, local lenders and representatives from the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, the Women’s Business and Training Center and the Summersville Area Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to offer advice and guidance to attendees. The event also will feature two free workshops. Using Facebook as a Marketing Strategy will be the topic from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and from 6:30 to 7:15, there will be a session on Starting a Business 101. For more information about the Create-A-Job Fair, call 304-929-3305.
Places to Go/Things to Do
-- Veterans Appreciation Day — The annual Veterans Appreciation Day event, hosted by American Legion LaFayette Post 149 in Fayetteville, is set for Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. at the Fayette County Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Building in Fayetteville. All veterans are encouraged to attend.
-- Community Chili Feed — There will be a community chili feed Thursday, Nov. 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Friendship Hall of the Fayetteville United Methodist Church. There is no fee, but donations are accepted. Everyone is invited to attend for good food and fellowship.
-- Veterans Day Celebration — The Fayetteville Wal-Mart will honor veterans and recognize the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War in a special ceremony Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. There will be special singing by Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Legg and Saundra Tucker. Guest speaker will be Pastor Ron George of Lovers Leap Baptist Church. The flag will be presented by Boy Scout Troop 600 of Lookout, and a 21-gun salute will be administered by Oak Hill VFW Post 3110. A Department of Defense presentation will be made by Sen. Bill Laird. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Lynn at 304-574-1321.
-- 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.
-- Gospel Sing and Veterans Celebration — REACH by FAITH Ministries will present the 15th annual Thanksgiving Gospel Sing and Veterans Day Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Old Main Building, Old Main Drive, Summersville, beginning at 6 p.m. Scheduled to sing are Ron Shamblin, The Cross Bearers Trio, The Pomeroys, Gary and Brenda Perrine, Martha Bell and the Thanksgiving Gospel Choir. The Veterans Museum, located inside the Old Main Building, will be open for the community to visit. Admission is free and a love offering will be received. Everyone is welcome and all veterans are invited to attend.
-- Special Services — The community of Harlem Heights, Oak Hill, invites the public to join in honoring Brother Will Mack for his dedicated services throughout the Fayette and Raleigh districts. The schedule of events, to be held at First Baptist Church, Harlem Heights (pastor Paul Baker), 416 Broadway Avenue, Oak Hill, is as follows: Saturday, Nov. 10 — concert featuring Disciples of Christ, Columbus, Ohio, 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 11 — speaker Evangelist Damon Hamby, Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, Lanark, 3 p.m. The services are sponsored by Friends of Harlem Heights (Sisters Shirley Butler, Jean Garrett, Dianna Smallwood-Russell, Drema Browder Hairston and Patricia Nelson). For more, contact Sister Shirley Butler at 304-222-0496.
-- The EGG Project — Ames Heights Bible Church is breaking out The EGG Project (Exploring God’s Goodness) on Sunday evenings from 6 to 7 p.m. for those in grades 1 to 6. Come, bring a friend and unscramble the mysteries of God’s Word. For more information, call Suzie at 304-574-2131.
-- Fall Bazaar — There will be a fall bazaar Saturday, Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Corliss Community Center. Vendors are welcome; there is a $5 set-up fee. A wide variety of baked goods will be for sale, as well as pinto beans and cornbread, potato soup, desserts and drinks. For more information, call 304-438-7701 or 304-573-3375.
-- 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.
-- Goldeneers — The Goldeneers Senior Citizens will hold the group’s last fundraiser for the year on Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the O.C. Rushing Center at the Oak Hill Nazarene Church. In addition to the usual hot dogs, barbecues, beans and cornbread, the group will offer vegetable, chicken and noodle and potato soups. Some members of the group will have personal table sales with lots of great items for sale.