• Oak Hill Council — The Oak Hill City Council will meet Monday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at council chambers. Following is the meeting’s agenda: unfinished — Business & Occupational tax rebate, Board of Education School Building Project; request right-of-way across city property near Woodbridge Rd.; and consideration of resolution approving the inclusion portion of Wolf Creek Business Park in Oak Hill corporate limits in the Fayette County Commission TIF District No. 1; and new business — mid-year budget revision; Structural Inspection Board recommendations (76 Robinson St., 106 St. Clair Ave., Lewis St. Apartments/OAC Investments, 417 Blake St.); Fayette County School Levy; WVDOT TAP & RTP grant projects for FY2018 considerations (Minden Connector Rail Trail Resolution, White Oak Rail Trail Scarbro Extension Resolution, Oak Hill Main Street Improvement Project Resolution, Harlem Heights Loop Trail Resolution, Oak Hill East End Pedestrian Upgrade Resolution); and letter of support to New River Alliance of Climbers (NRAC) for a grant to establish trails and staging areas for climbing in Needleseye Park.
• Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet at follows for 2018: January 26 and 31; February 5, 8, 13, 16 and 22; March 2, 9, 16 and 23; April 6, 17 (lay the levy) and 27; May 11, 14 (canvass) and 25; June 8 and 22; July 13 and 27; August 3, 17 and 31; September 14 and 28; October 12 and 26; November 9, 13 (canvass) and 30; and December 7 and 21.
• Democratic Women — The Fayette County Democratic Women will meet Thursday, Jan. 11 at 5 p.m. at the Fayette County Courthouse. Newly elected officers will be installed. Democratic Women are the life and the workers in the party; come and join the group as it prepares for 2018 and the mid-term elections.
• Board of Health — The Fayette County Board of Health will meet Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 4 p.m. at the Fayette County Health Department, 202 Church Street, Fayetteville. All interested persons are invited to attend.
• Democratic Executive Committee — The Fayette County Democratic Executive Committee will meet Thursday, Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fayette County Courthouse. Democracy is not a spectator sport; it takes citizens participating to make democracy work. All registered Democrats are welcome as the committee begins planning for 2018. For more information, call Marion Tanner, chairperson, at 304-228-5394.
• Fayette Association of Retired School Employees — The Fayette Association of Retired School Employees (FARSE) regularly meets the fourth Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the conference room in the Quality Inn Whitewater Bar and Grill, Fayetteville. Changes of meeting dates are made when the date interferes with a holiday weekend. Scheduled meetings are March 24 and May 19. For more information, please contact Joel Davis, president, at 304-465-3717 or Martha Aliff, treasurer, at 304-573-1224.
• Bridge Day Commission — The Bridge Day Commission meets the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the county commission chambers at the Courthouse in Fayetteville. Bridge Day 2018 is Oct. 20.
• Oak Hill Lions Club — The Oak Hill Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at Cafe 110 on Main Street, Oak Hill. If interested in becoming a member of Lions Club International, the largest service organization in the world, call 304-465-8522 for more information.
• New River Humane Society — The New River Humane Society meeting will be held at Los Vaqueros on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
• True Recovery — The True Recovery Ministry, a Biblically based addiction recover program, meets each Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Spirit & Truth Ministries, 100 Main Street West, Oak Hill. For more information, call 304-663-4117.
• Oak Hill High/Collins High Alumni Association — The Oak Hill High/Collins High Alumni Association meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Fayette Institute of Technology. All alumni and friends are invited to attend.
• Need Medicare Help? — Ernestine Post, Regional SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) Counselor from Braxton County Senior Citizens Center, will be at the Senior Nutrition Site in Oak Hill on Friday, Jan. 12 and Tuesday, Jan. 23. If you have any questions about your Medicare benefits, to sign up for Medicare or to see if you qualify for extra help with your prescription drugs, please stop by to see her or call 304-765-4091 to schedule an appointment. She will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, she will be at her office at Braxton County Senior Center.
• Birth to Three — Is your child moving, hearing, seeing, learning or talking like others their age? If you’re concerned about your child’s development, West Virginia Birth to Three may be able to help. Contact MountainHeart Community Services at 1-866-207-6198 or 304-425-2926 for more information.
Places to Go/Things to Do
• Community Hikes — As part of Active Southern West Virginia’s community activities you are invited to a hike event at Fayetteville’s Charlie McCoy Town Park in the back lot at the trailhead. Please dress for weather and be prepared to hike 1.1 miles on an easy park loop, and if there’s time, continue 1.5 miles on Fayette Station Road Connector. Hiking boots or sturdy shoes are good. There are no facilities or water. Hikes are planned for Jan. 10, Jan. 24 and Feb. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact Hilarie at 304-663-0876.
• Tai Chi — Join Active Southern West Virginia Community Captain Aletha L. Stolar to discover the ancient Chinese practice of Tai Chi by performing slow, focused movements and deep breathing exercises on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Canyon Rim Visitor Center, Lansing. For more information, call 304-894-2129 or email GetActiveinThePark@gmail.com.
• ActiveSWV — Following is a list of Active Southern West Virginia events planned in Fayette County this month: New River Humane Society Dog Walking Group — meet at Fayette County Animal Control Center, Beckwith, every Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Fitness Bootcamp — meet at Ansted Middle School gym, 3:15 to 4:15 p.m., every Monday and Wednesday. For more information, please contact Erin Reid at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-254-8488. You can also check out the events page at www.activeswv.com/events or the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ActiveSWV.
• Ansted Public Library — Following is a list of free activities planned this month at the Ansted Public Library: storytime — Fridays, Jan. 12, 19, 26 at 11 a.m. The library will be closed Jan. 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The library is located at 102 Oak Street. Hours are Tuesday, 2 to 8 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 2 to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 304-658-5472.
• Meadow Bridge Public Library — Following is a list of free activities planned this month at the Meadow Bridge Public Library: storytime (pre-K to 6th) — Tuesdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 at 3 p.m.; and Babies and Books — Wednesdays, Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 at 11 a.m. The library will be closed Jan. 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Hours are Monday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, 12 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and closed Friday through Sunday. For more information, call 304-484-7942.
• Fayetteville Public Library — Following is a list of free activities planned this month at the Fayetteville Public Library: storytime — Wednesdays, Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 10:30 a.m.; and book discussion group — Monday, Jan. 25, 6:30 p.m. The library will be closed Jan. 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The library is located at 200 W. Maple Avenue. Hours are Monday, 12 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call 304-574-0070.
• Mount Hope Public Library — The following free events are scheduled at the Mount Hope Public Library this month: Walking Dead — Mondays, Jan. 8, 22, 29, 11 a.m.; adult special needs storytime — Tuesdays, Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30, 1 p.m.; adult coloring — Wednesdays, Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, 1:30 p.m.; rock painting — Thursdays, Jan. 11, 18, 25, 5 p.m.; Toddler Time — Fridays, Jan. 12, 19, 26, 10 a.m.; and storytime — Fridays, Jan. 12, 19, 26, 11 a.m. The library will be closed Jan. 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The library is located at 500 Main Street. Hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 12 to 7 p.m.; and closed Saturday and Sunday. For more information, call 304-877-3260.
• Oak Hill Public Library — The following free events are scheduled at the Oak Hill Public Library this month: adult coloring — Thursdays, Jan. 11, 18, 25, 5:30 p.m.; and after school library tales — Tuesday, Jan. 16, 4:30 p.m. The library will be closed Jan. 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The library is located at 611 Main Street. Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and closed Sunday. For more information, call 304-469-9890.
• FCPL Bookmobile — Following is the schedule for the Fayette County Public Library Bookmobile: Week 2 schedule (Monday — Valley Elementary, 8:40 a.m.; Boomer Head Start; Page Head Start; Tuesday — Gatewood Elementary, 8:30 a.m.; Learning Center, 10:45 a.m.; Pax, 1 p.m.; and Mossy, 2:10 p.m.; Wednesday — Gauley Bridge Elementary, 8:45 a.m.; Gauley Bridge Gino’s, 12 p.m.; and Jodie, 2 p.m.; Thursday — Meadow Bridge Elementary, 9 a.m.; Danese Christian, 12 p.m.; Danese Market, 12:30 p.m.; and Prince, 2 to 2:30 p.m.; and Friday — Divide Elementary, 7:45 a.m.; Nuttall, 11 a.m.; and Piggly Wiggly, 12:15 p.m.) — Jan. 8-12 and Jan. 22-26; and Week 1 schedule (Monday — Mount Hope Elementary, 8:45 a.m.; and Mountain View Christian School, 1:15 p.m.; Tuesday — Ansted Elementary, 9:15 a.m.; Fayette Manor, 2-2:45 p.m.; and Fayette Hills Apartments, 3 p.m.; Wednesday — Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School, 8:30 a.m.; and Rosedale Elementary, 10:45 a.m.; Thursday — New River Elementary, 8:45 a.m.; and Oak Hill Place/The Summit, 3 p.m.; and Friday — New River Elementary, 8:45 a.m.) — Jan. 16-19 and Jan. 29-Feb. 2. The bookmobile will not run Jan. 15 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.