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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Agenda is for nonprofit civic organizations only. Unless otherwise specified, the events listed are to be considered free and open to the public. Due to the many entries, items may only appear for a week. Entries appear in chronological order and according to available space. The submission deadline is 4 p.m.

ROSIE THE RIVETER CELEBRATION: A planning meeting will be held at the Old Brick Playhouse at 7:00 p.m. today to plan a celebration in honor of Rosie the Riveters from our region. A Rosie is a “woman who was employed in defense work during World War II.” The celebration will take place on Labor Day from noon to 1 p.m. If you have any memories of a Rosie the Riveter, please bring them to the meeting. For more information, please call 304-636-0415.

PICKIN ‘IN THE PARK: Pickin’ in the Park will be held weekly at Elkins City Park on Wednesday evenings, co-sponsored by the Augusta Heritage Center and Elkins Parks & Recreation. Country music jam sessions take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. or later in the Petit Pavillon. Old-fashioned music jam sessions take place in the elevated pavilion on Sycamore Street from 7pm to 9pm or later. All acoustic instruments are welcome, as well as singers, dancers and listeners.

CHICKEN BARBECUE: The Elkins Lions Club will be hosting a Chicken BBQ on Saturday in the customer parking lot at Citizens Bank of West Virginia at the corner of Kerens Avenue and Third Street. The meal will include half a chicken, two sides, a bun, a dessert and a bottle of water. Meals will be ready for drive-thru and drop-in pickup at 11:00 a.m. Come and enjoy the auto show and a chicken dinner.

FUN RUN AND MEMORIAL MARCH: On July 10, the Beverly Heritage Center will celebrate the 160th anniversary of the Union’s victory on the Rich Mountain battlefield. Racers will come to Beverly, park their cars, and be transported to the Rich Mountain Battlefield. There, visitors will experience living history scenarios, in-depth tours of the battlefield, and the chance to hear what lies ahead in space. At 1 p.m., the Fun Run and Memorial Walk begin. When you get to town, there will be all kinds of activities – kids’ games, Civil War cafe, and chicken fishing.

TUTOR TRAINING: Randolph County Literacy Volunteers will host a free two-day Basic Reading Tutor training July 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. and June 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Randolph office County Development Authority at 10 Eleventh Street in Elkins. Refreshments will be offered on Friday and lunch on Saturday. To register, call 304-516-9225 or go online at or email [email protected]

HOMESTEAD SUMMER MARKET: Vendor registration is open for Antiques, Artisans, Artisans, Direct Sales, Farmer’s Market, Flea Market, Pallet Merchandise, Garage Sale and more to buy / sell / trade at the Homestead Market on July 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Homestead Community and Event Center in Dailey. Discounted retail space is available to those who register by July 1. For more information and the registration form, contact Carol at 304-637-4577. Food and beverage sales are restricted to the Tygart Valley Homestead Association, sponsor of the event, with proceeds supporting the Homestead Community and Events Center. The other planned summer market days are August 14 and September 11.

HOLIDAY BIBLE SCHOOL: The First Baptist Church, 412 Randolph Ave., Elkins, will be hosting a Holiday Bible School from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 12-16. Children of 4 g are welcome. For more information call 304-636-3448 or see our FaceBook page at

PURCHASE BINGO AND PRIZE BASKET BINGO: The Strutters Stick and Dance Team will be hosting a Primitive Prize Basket and Bingo Bingo starting at 1 p.m. on July 18 at Junior Town Hall. No presale tickets will be sold. There will be multiple games, a 50/50 draw, cooking concessions and Chinese auction tables. For more information and prices, call Tiffany at 304-614-6614.

USED ​​BOOK SALE: The Elkins Bookhounds, friends of the Elkins-Randolph County Public Library, will be holding a used book sale July 23-24 at the Elkins YMCA at 400 Davis Ave., next to the library. Selling hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. Come pick up some great reading material for a donation and join the Elkins Bookhounds. Membership and renewal forms are available for purchase or at the library. Beginning July 1, donations of lightly used, undamaged books can be dropped off at the Elkins / Randolph County Public Library. No dated material such as textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines or damaged books will be accepted for sale.

MAJESTIES PURPLE ELKINS: All “Owl after fifty” ladies are invited to join the Elkins Purple Majesties Red Hats for their monthly lunch starting at 11:30 am on Monday July 12th. The group will meet at Adaland Mansion in Philippi The buffet menu includes roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, green salad, hot rolls and drinks with assorted cakes, pies and pudding for the dessert. All Red Hat members and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend. New members are always welcome. For more information, reservations or cancellations, please call Queen BJ McKenzie at 304-614-3079 by July 2. Just a reminder that if you make a reservation and don’t cancel on or before the deadline, you are still responsible for paying for your lunch.

ELKINS COMMUNITY CAKEWALKS: The Elkins Community Cakewalks will be held the first and third Fridays in June, July and August from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the customer parking lot at Citizens Bank of West Virginia. Food, prices and entertainment. All profits will be donated to several non-profit organizations in the region. Cake donations are welcome. For more information, call 304-637-2235.

AL-ANON MEETING: A support group for families of alcoholics and drug addicts meets 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church.

PICKIN ‘IN THE PARK will be held weekly at Elkins City Park on Wednesday evenings, co-sponsored by the Augusta Heritage Center and Elkins Parks & Recreation. The Country Music Jam Sessions take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. or later in the Petit Pavillon. The Old-Time Music Jam Sessions take place in the raised pavilion on Sycamore Street from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. or later. All acoustic instruments are welcome, as well as singers, dancers and listeners.


McCAULEY: The family of the late James and Viola (Shiflett) McCauley will be hosting their annual family picnic on Saturday in the Kumbrabow State Forest. All family and friends are welcome. Please bring a covered dish and family photos to brag about.

TETER-WARNER: The descendants of Noah and Rebecca Teter Warner will hold a reunion Sunday at the Clinton Hedrick Community Building in Riverton.

McCrum-Ketterman: The McCrum-Ketterman family reunion will be held July 10 at Mill Race Park in Parsons. The event will start at noon. Please bring a covered dish. All family and friends are welcome. For more information, call 304-478-2212.

CLEM: The descendants of the late Tom and Tilly Butcher Clem will be holding their annual Covered Dish Reunion on July 10 at Lewis County Park, Lodge # 4, under the Weston Playground. The meal will start around noon. Those present must bring their own chair. All table supplies will be provided. Bring your favorite meals and drinks (non-alcoholic) to share with everyone.

VARNER: The Varner family reunion will take place on July 11 at 12:30 p.m. at the Harman Rec Center. Please bring a covered dish to the event. Plates and paper products will be provided. For more information, call 304-227-4401.

POE: The descendants of Tom and Minnie Koon Poe will reunite on Saturday July 17 in the small lodge in Elkins City Park. Please bring a covered dish and lunch will be served at 12:00 noon. Participants are kindly requested to bring an item for the auction. There will also be a 50/50 draw and chances on a gift basket. All family and friends are welcome to attend. For more information, call Reta Butcher at 304-823-1982.

CARR: Family and friends of Inva, James and Wayne Carr will be hosting their annual family reunion on Sunday, July 20 at Mill Race Park in Parsons. A covered lunch will be served around 1 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a large portion of their favorite food.

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