Region 1 WIB Committee — There will be a meeting of the Region 1 Workforce Investment Board executive committee on Wednesday, Nov. 21, at 12 p.m. at the Raleigh County Workforce West Virginia Career Center, 200 New River Town Center, Room 102, Beckley.
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.
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 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.
Adult Family Care — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (WV DHHR) is currently in need of Adult Family Care homes that can provide a loving, caring environment for aged and disabled adults. The Adult Family Care (AFC) program provides for adults who need and desire the support, protection and security of family living. This offers them the opportunity to live within a family unit where they can function individually. An Adult Family Care provider must be a responsible person at least 21 years of age, who is financially independent prior to entering the program. The provider may receive payment for providing supervision and care for no more than three adults. DHHR provides all training, at no cost, to interested applicants. The provider’s home must also receive approval for safety standards from DHHR before adults can be placed in their care. For more information about becoming an Adult Family Care Provider, please contact your local DHHR or Adult Family Care Homefinding Specialist: Tishie Ratliff, Fayette County, 304-465-9613, ext. 195.
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.