-- Baptist Men’s Association — The Fayette Baptist Men’s Association will meet at Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Hill on Jan. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served and a $5 donation for the meal is asked to defray the meal expense.
-- Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet Friday Jan. 18 (regular session), at 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: Tuesday, Jan. 22 — BOE office, Fayetteville, 6 p.m.
-- SCD Board — The Southern Conservation District board will hold its monthly board meeting on Jan. 10 at the SCD Building, 463 Ragland Road, Beckley, at 9:45 a.m. Normal business will be conducted. The agenda will be posted at the SCD office. For more, please call 304-253-0261.
-- Oak Hill Lions Club — The Oak Hill Lions Club meets each Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Scout Cabin, City Park, Oak Hill. For more information, call 304-574-2836.
-- Oak Hill Rotary — The Oak Hill Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the LifeBridge Fellowship Hall in East End Oak Hill. Call 304-640-1497 for more information. The first Tuesday oåf each month is Business Meeting day, and each following Tuesday has a member program scheduled, with guests invited to visit.
-- Cancer Support Group — The Fayette County Cancer Support Group meets the first Monday of each month (excluding holidays, then meetings are held the second Monday) from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Summit at Hidden Valley, 438 23rd Street, Oak Hill (next to Hidden Valley Nursing Home). Call Ann Perry at 304-465-1224.
-- Vandalia Garden Club — Vandalia Garden Club meets the fourth Tuesday of the month from March through November at the Fayetteville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 12:30 p.m. Prospective members are welcome.
-- 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.
-- Early Voting — Early voting begins on Jan. 26 for the school bond levy and ends on Feb. 6. Voting locations include the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building in Fayetteville, Montgomery City Hall and Danese Community Center.
-- Plateau Amateur Radio Hamfest — The Plateau Amateur Radio Hamfest is set for Feb.16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lewis Community Foundation’s Christian Community Center, 469 Central Avenue, Oak Hill. Testing will be from noon until 2 p.m. For more information, contact Jane Hardy at 304-640-1120 or email@example.com.
Places to Go/Things to Do
-- Community Chili Feed — There will be a free community chili feed Thursday, Jan. 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Fayetteville United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. All donations go to the CREW ministry and its next chapter. Dinner will include white bean chicken chili from Cathedral Cafe, Philly steak sandwiches, pasta, salad and desserts (always subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances).
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