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.
Places to Go/Things to Do
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.
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.
Wesleyan Church — Summerlee Presbyterian Church, the white church at the Summerlee end of Oak Hill’s White Oak Rail Trail, would like to invite everyone to ride their bikes or walk to church. Come as you are dressed for biking or hiking. Bottled water will be provided for your refreshment. Sunday services begin at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome.
First Presbyterian Church, Oak Hill — Regular services of the First Presbyterian Church of Oak Hill, located at 250 Central Avenue, are Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11 a.m. Special activities include the following: youth group, 5:30 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month; handbell choir, Mondays at 5:45 p.m.; chancel choir, each Monday at 7 p.m.; and Women’s Circle meeting, 12:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month. For more information, call 304-469-3196.
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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