-- SCD — The Southern Conservation District will hold a monthly board meeting on Feb. 14 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 information, please call 304-253-0261.
-- Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet Wednesday, Feb. 6 (Board of Equalization and Review, mineral, at 9 a.m. and industrial at 9:30 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, Feb. 4, BOE office, 6 p.m.; regular meeting — Monday, Feb. 18, BOE office, 6 p.m.; special meeting (personnel if needed) personnel RIF/transfer hearings — Thursday, Feb. 21, BOE office, 6 p.m.; and special meeting (Local School Improvement Council, Midland Trail area schools) — Monday, Feb. 25, Midland Trail High School, 6 p.m.
-- Concealed Weapons Class — New River Tactical will host a concealed weapons class on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 9:30 a.m. at the union hall in Cannelton. Cost of the class is $50. Anyone with questions can call John McGinnis at 304-421-4643.
-- Early Voting — Early voting for the school levy 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Places to Go/Things to Do
-- Battle of the Bands — There will be a Battle of the Bands March 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Summersville Convention Center. Cost is $10 per person. All genres of music are welcome: country, rock, bluegrass, praise and worship, rap, etc. First, second and third prizes will be awarded. All proceeds will go to the American Diabetes Association. For more, call Susan Jones at 304-651-9166, or Cliff Hess at 304-872-9330.
-- Diabetes Expo — There will be a diabetes expo March 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Summersville Convention Center. Everyone is welcome to meet and discuss with health professionals about problems and concerns associated with diabetes. Also, find a sponsor and participate in the “Diabetes Step-Out” to raise money for the American Diabetes Association. For more information, call Susan Jones at 304-651-9166, or Nicholas County High School at 304-872-2141.
-- Intro to Photography — The Bridgemont Workforce Development Division is offering a six-week Intro to Photography class starting Tuesday, Feb. 5, in Room 305 of Davis Hall in Montgomery. The class begins at 6 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m. This class is part of a series of Community Education courses being offered by Bridgemont. Anyone with an interest in learning more about taking photos is invited to sign up. The cost to enroll is $80 and each participant should plan to bring either a digital or film camera. The Community Education program seeks to serve the region by offering locals a means to pick up a new hobby and/or hone their skills at a trade or sport. To learn more, please contact program coordinator, Mike King, at 304-545-6116.
-- Intermediate Photography Class — The Bridgemont Workforce Development Division is offering a seven-week Intermediate Photography class starting Thursday, Feb. 7, in Room 307 of Davis Hall in Montgomery. The class begins at 6 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m. This class is part of a series of Community Education courses being offered by Bridgemont. Anyone with an interest in learning more about taking photos is invited to sign up. The cost to enroll is $120 and each participant should plan to bring either a digital or film camera. To learn more, please contact program coordinator, Mike King, at 304-545-6116.
-- Fish Dinner — The annual Lenten fish dinner at the Saints Peter & Paul School cafeteria will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. each Friday of Lent: Feb. 15, 22, and March 1, 8, 15, and 22. Meal costs are as follows: flounder, $8; combo, $10; and shrimp, $9. Children’s meals are $5. Dinners include baked potato, baked beans, slaw, dessert, bread and drink. Children can choose from a smaller portion of fish or cheese pizza. Dine-in or carry out. All proceeds benefit Saints Peter & Paul Catholic School.
-- Something Sweet — Get your tickets today to enjoy Something Sweet, a special movie and sweet tooth taste-off fundraising event on Saturday, Feb. 16, from noon to 3 p.m. at Marquee Cinemas, Beckley. For only $10 per person, you can enjoy sampling the “Sweet Seven” Just Desserts semifinalists and a seat to enjoy the new Nicholas Sparks’ romantic thriller “Safe Haven” (PG-13). Bring your sweetheart, bring your best friend, bring someone who makes you smile. Seating is limited. Visit www.wrcwv.org/somethingsweetevent.html for reservations today. Also, get your copy of “The Family Table Vol. II — Just Desserts” Cookbook, available for the first time at this event for only $10. For more information, call 304-673-6037 or 304-255-2559. All proceeds benefit the Women’s Resource Center serving victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas and Summers counties.
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