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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for non-profit community organizations. Unless otherwise stated, the listed events are to be considered free and open to the public. Due to the high volume of submissions, items can only be listed for one week. Items appear in chronological order and if space is available. The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m.

PLANT SALE: The Fred Brooks Garden Club is holding a Plant Sale at Jawbone Park Festival Friday celebration in Buckhannon today from 4-8pm. With a wide variety of indoor and outdoor plants, bulbs, seeds, garden tools, handcrafted items and more. Beautiful houseplants, succulents, lottery items and something for everyone.

NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: Explore the Discovery Center after hours as our exhibits come alive Saturday from 4-7:30 PM at the Appalachian Forest Discovery Center, located at 101 Railroad Avenue, Elkins. Talk to a settler about life in the Seneca Rocks homestead. Watch weavers and basket makers at work. Learn about medicinal and edible plants in Appalachia and sample snacks, sodas, and jams made with native plants. Make a basket at the Appalachian Forest Discovery Center at 101 Railroad Avenue, Elkins of yarn, make your own medicinal tea, and string together a simple bird feeder. Night at the museum is free and open to all ages – both children and adults. The West Virginia Railroad Museum will also be open.

CAKEWALK: The Talbott Community Building on Talbott Road is hosting a cakewalk on Saturday. The kitchen opens at 5:00 PM and the cakewalk starts at 7:00 PM

KUMP HOUSE TOURS: Historic Gov. Kump House, Randolph Ave., Elkins, offers a public tour this Summer Sunday from 3-5:30 PM. “Something old, something new” exhibit of bridal gowns and interpretive materials highlighting the home’s history and political legacy of 19th West Virginia Governor HG Kump. The tours are free, but donations are encouraged.

ALLEGHENY REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: Hosts its regular meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the library in the IOOF building on Beverly Five lane. Those interested in genealogy are encouraged to participate and become a member of ARFHS. For questions, please call 304-636-1650 or 304-636-8528.

CRAFT SHOW/SUMMER BASH: The industry-leading Creek Volunteer Fire Department hosts a craft show and summer bash at the fire station on August 13 from 9am-5pm. There will be vendors, craft supplies and street performances. Visitors can also have their car washed by a firefighter. Limited vendor spaces are available, call Marisa Trammell at 304-704-7574 for more information.

RANDOLPH COUNTY FARM OFFICE: We meet in the parking lot of the Tygart Valley Mall on August 14 at 12 noon and then travel to Snowy Creek Dorsets in Preston County for a tour of the sheep farms. The group eats along the way. Everyone welcome. Call 304-338-6010 for more information.

JAZZ SERIES: The Arts Center will host the Royalpalooza Jazz Series on Saturday, August 20 at 7pm. Seated cabaret style, tables of four. Individual seating available.

PICKIN’ IN THE PARK: Pickin’ in the Park will be held at Elkins City Park on Wednesday. There are two jam sessions starting with a country music session at 4pm in the small pavilion. The second session will be an old fashioned jam and will be at 7pm at the Sycamore Street Pavilion. Pickin’ in the Park is sponsored by the Augusta Heritage Center and Elkins Parks and Recreation. For more information, call 304-642-2369.

VENUE POSTS: On Thursday nights from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, outlets will be available for the Live and Drive 2022 Summer Concert Series sponsored by Our Town, Inc and Mountain State Street Machines. Reserved spots are available for artisans, business owners and restaurants. Call 304-636-0415 for details. Concert dates are July 27, August 11, 25, September 8 and 22.

GOSPEL SINGS: at Christ’s Church in Horner with Brian Free and Assurance on September 23 at 7pm and on November 19 at 6pm Pastors Rick and Brenda Wyatt 304-613-9207. Free participation. Love offer will be received. Everyone welcome.

VOLUNTEERS SHOW: Our Town, Inc will have a showcase at 119 Third St beginning Aug. 23, showcasing the work of six volunteer groups in our area Citizens Promoting Community, Davis Medical System, Kiwanis Club, Our Town, Inc, Read Aloud and CLIMB . The next showcase will be in April 2023 during the National Volunteer Month. If you would like to show your volunteers in the future, please contact 304-636-0415.

RING A BELL FOR ROSIE: The second Ring the Bell for Rosie event hosted by Our Town, Inc. will take place on September 10 at the Atrium in the Seneca Mall at 12 noon. All the public is invited. A lightbox lunch is served with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fruit, and dessert or bring your own. Music, dance, professional storytelling and a recognition ceremony will take place. If a woman in your family worked in construction or was paid for other essential jobs during World War II, she may be eligible for recognition. You may dress in Rosie attire. Call 304-636-0415 for reservations, dietary restrictions, or to inquire about a potential Rosie in your family. Reservations must be made before August 27.

AL-ANON: Meets every Wednesday at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church from 7-8pm

ANONYMOUS ALCOHOL: Meets every Monday at 6:00 PM at Full Gospel Fellowship in the Glenmore Loop. For more information, call 304-642-1244.

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