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Regional Calendar of Events

Jan. 14

CLARKSBURG LIONS Club meets at noon at Minard's. Speaker: Billy Estok from the FBI Fingerprint facility. Guests welcome. For more information: Steve Glass at 623-5631, ext. 229.

MEETING of Clarksburg Court No. 3, Order of the Amaranth at 7:30 p.m. in the Masonic building, second floor, Clarksburg. Royal Matron Mary Lou Hilderbrand will preside. All members urged to attend. For information: 842-6420.

HARRISON COUNTY Board of Education holds special board meeting at 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the board office, 408 E.B. Saunders Way, Clarksburg.

Saturday, Jan. 15

CHAPTER B of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association meets at the Western Steer conference room, Eastpointe. Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.

UPPER ROOM Church holds gospel sing at 7:30 p.m. featuring the "New River Boys" at the church. For more information: 622-7651. For bus service: 622-5439 or 842-4822.

DANCE from 10 p.m.-1 a.m. with music by Country Delight at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 124 West Pike St., Clarksburg.

SKI Blackwater Canyon Rail Trail from Coketon to Hendricks. Beginners and up; rentals available. West Virginia Sierra Club members and non-members welcome. For information: Jim Sconyers at 789-6277.

Jan. 15, 18, 21, 24, 27 and 30

FIREFIGHTER CLASS I at 6 p.m. at Bridgeport Fire Department. For more information: Fire department at 842-8252.

Jan. 15, 22 and 29

NARCOTICS Anonymous meeting at 7 p.m. at United Hospital Center, Classroom C, Clarksburg.

Sunday, Jan. 16

HISPANIC HERITAGE and Cultural Association meets at the Harrison County Senior Citizen Center. Board meeting at 3 p.m., general meeting follows.

SNOW-SHOE along the rim of Blackwater Canyon to Pase Point. Novices and up welcome. Good trails, easy grades, about 4-mile trip. Members and non-members of the West Virginia Sierra Club welcome. For information: Jim Sconyers 789-6277.

MEETING at North Marion High School at 4 p.m. for anyone interested in helping plan the 20th class reunion. For more information: Rhonda Jones Smith at 986-1015 or Andrea Jacobin Hays at 472-2735.

Monday, Jan. 17

SERVICE -- Harrison County Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will honor Martin Luther King's birthday with a candlelight service at 7 p.m. on the plaza of the Harrison County Courthouse. After a brief service, participants will march down to Mt. Zion Baptist Church. A program and refreshments are planned at the church. For more information: Allen Lee at 623-2335.

BLOOD DRIVE noon-6 p.m. at Harry Green Chevrolet Showroom. For information: American Red Cross at 1-800-732-0383.

MEETING OF OUR LADY of Peace Assembly 1184, 4th Degree, Clarksburg. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Raymon's, 336 East Pike St., Clarksburg, followed by meeting in Robert Pettito Knights of Columbus Hall, 334 East Pike St., Clarksburg. Contact: Joseph Tiano at 622-0248.

Jan. 17 through 21

BAG SALE from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Humane Society Thrift Shop, 220 Milford St., Stealey. $1 bags. More items each day. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society's many projects.

Tuesday, Jan. 18

DINNER MEETING of the Central West Virginia Toastmasters at 6:30 p.m. at Ellis Restaurant, Route 19 north of Clarksburg. For more information: Connie Moore at 842-4407.

STONEWALL JACKSON Coin Club meets at the Harrison County Senior Citizen Center. Swamp and Talk: 7-7:30 p.m., meeting at 7:30 p.m. Member door prize, guest door prize, raffle, 50/50 drawings. For more information: Mel at 265-3932.

CHAPEL SPEAKER -- The Rev. Dr. David D.A. Kates, mayor of Clarksburg, will be the chapel speaker at Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi at its 11 a.m. worship service in Wilcox Chapel.

CLARKSBURG-BRIDGEPORT After 5 Christian Women's Clubs of America hold monthly dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the banquet room at the Harrison County Senior Citizens Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Theme: "Special Memories." Special feature and music. Speaker: Deloris Mitson from North Canton, Ohio. For reservations: JoAnn Reed at 745-5376 or Annie Crickbaum at 622-3224 before 11 a.m. Jan. 17.

GOVERNOR JOHNSON Garden Club meets at 10 a.m. at the Benedum Civic Center in Bridgeport. An auction sale on items brought in by members will be held. For more information: Annabel Luebee at 842-4195.

MEETING of Washington Irving High School class of 1960 at 7 pm. at the Harrison County Board of Education main office, 408 Saunders Way.

A-B COLLEGE president, Dr. Stephen Markwood, and his wife will discuss the Alderson-Broaddus College International Studies program at the Woman's Club of Clarksburg luncheon at noon at First United Methodist Church. Reservations are required for lunch: Elaine Heal at 622-7000. The public is welcome to attend the luncheon or may arrive at 12:45 p.m. for the presentation only.

Jan. 18 and 25

NARCOTICS Anonymous meeting at 8 p.m. in the auditorium of the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, Clarksburg.

Wednesday, Jan. 19

FAIRMONT Christian Women's Club meets for "Winter Home Fantasies" 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Fairmont Field Club, 1609 Country Club Road, Fairmont. Cost for luncheon is $9.50 each. For more information: 278-7556 or 363-7067.

MEETING of the United Methodist Women of the United Methodist Temple Church at 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the church. "Call to Prayer & Denial" service to be led by Jessie Carder. For more information: Barbara Jackson at 623-1921.

NORTH CENTRAL Affiliate of the West Virginia Association for Young Children meet at 7 p.m. at the Bridgeport United Methodist Church. All people working with children birth to 8 years are invited to attend. Activities for the Week of the Young Child will be discussed.

ROOSEVELT-WILSON High School class of 1946 holds monthly breakfast meeting at 9:30 a.m. at the Ponderosa Restaurant in Bridgeport. For more information: Toots Britton at 622-0618.

REGION VI Planning and Development Council meets in full council at 5:30 p.m. at the council's office, 7003-C Mountain Park Drive., White Hall.

REGULAR MEETING of Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary at 7 p.m. at the aerie home, 124 West Pike St., Clarksburg. Initiation will be held.

Thursday, Jan. 20

WEST VIRGINIA Advisory Council for the Education of Exceptional Children meets at 7 p.m. at Glenville State College. For more information: Debra Simon at (304) 462-7361.

MEETING of the Nutter Fort Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. at the Nutter Fort Community Center. Meetings are held the first and third Thursdays of each month. For information: 624-9449.

REGULAR MEETING of Fraternal Order of Eagles at 8 p.m. at the aerie home, 124 West Pike St., Clarksburg.

Jan. 20 and 27

NARCOTICS Anonymous meeting at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Clarksburg, second-floor library.

Jan. 20, 27 and Feb. 3

WORKSHOP -- "Food for Thought" non-credit workshop from 6-8:30 p.m. at Robert C. Byrd High School features meal preparation, sumptuous wines and dining protocol, combined with detailed recipes served with a British flair. Instructor: Ian Walker, master chef and member of the International Wine and Food Society. Title for first of three sessions: "Food and Wine: An intro to seduction." Limit 20 people per session. Cost: $110 per session, includes cost of participant certificate. Pre-registration for all three sessions: $300. Sponsor: West Virginia University Division of Extended Learning.

Friday, Jan. 21

MICROBUSINESS Networking Group monthly meeting at 8 a.m. at the Fairmont State College Center for Workforce Education, Small Business Development Center, 3000 Technology Drive, Suite 200, Fairmont. Small business owners welcome. For more information: 367-2712.

MEETING of the Clarksburg Lions Club at noon at Minard's. Speaker: Donnie Young, assistant football coach and recruiting coordinator for West Virginia University football. Guests welcome. For more information: Steve Glass at 623-5631, ext. 229.

OMEGA SHRINE 15, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple. Mrs. Elinore Tonelli, worthy high priestess and Kenneth Griffin, watchman of Shepherds will conduct the meeting. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, Jan. 22

ELDORA United Methodist Church holds spaghetti dinner from noon-7 p.m. at Middletown Community Center, Route 73 south of Fairmont. Price: $5 adults, $3 children under 12. Take-out orders available. Proceeds benefit church improvements.

WORKSHOP for the Sycamore CEOs at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Thelma Coffman. Bring covered dish. For information: 622-2647.

Sunday, Jan. 23

JOHN ANGOTTI Band performs in concert at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 707 Third St., Stonewood. A good will offering will be taken.

PUBLIC RECEPTION for Rev. Ronald G. James and Mrs. Annette L. James for his retirement from 2-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church Lighthouse.

MILTENBERGER Jazz Quintet in concert at 4 p.m. at the West Virginia Choral Arts Foundation, 508 East Pike St., Clarksburg. Tickets: $8 adults, $6 students. For advance tickets or more information: 624-7282.

Through Jan. 24

GIRL SCOUTS from the area will be taking Girl Scout Cookie orders. Cookies are $3 per box, with all proceeds going to support local Girl Scout activities.

Monday, Jan. 24

HARRISON COUNTY Extension Service Committee meets at 1 p.m. in the Harrison County Extension Office.

MONTHLY MEETING of the West Milford Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. at the community center. John and Beth Elko in charge of program. For information: 745-3150.

GOOD HOPE Four Fold Fighters 4-H Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Good Hope United Methodist Church. For more information: 745-3697.

MEETING of the GFWC Nutter Fort Woman's Club at 7:30 p.m. in the Celebration Room, former Roosevelt-Wilson High School. Hostess: Crystal Hamrick.

CLARKSBURG COUNCIL 872, Knights of Columbus, meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Robert Petitto Knights of Columbus Hall, 334 East Pike Street, Clarksburg. For information: Joseph Tiano at 622-0248.

MEETING to organize a quilt guild in Harrison County at 6:30 p.m. at the Bridgeport Public Library, 1200 Johnson Ave. For more information: Mrs. Frederick Layton at 622-4755 or Mrs. Gregg Baer at 623-3593.

Jan. 24 through 30

REVIVAL at 7 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon Church, Kincheloe. Special singing each night.

Tuesday, Jan. 25

REGULAR meeting of the Harrison County Board of Education at 6 p.m. at Liberty High School. A public forum will follow the meeting. Those interested in speaking should sign up on a sheet provided prior to the meeting.

MEETING of the Clarksburg Business and Professional Women's Club at 6:30 p.m. at the Clarksburg Senior Citizens Center. Speaker: State Senator Walt Helmick. For reservations: 842-3062.

BI-MONTHLY meeting of the Wilsonburg Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilsonburg church. All members asked to bring covered dish. A new member orientation will be held. For information: Tina Canon at 783-5381.

Friday, Jan. 28

MEETING of the Clarksburg Lions Club at noon at Minard's. Speaker: City Manager Tom Vidovich. Program chairman for January is Lion Doug Gray. Guests welcome. For more information: Steve Glass 623-5631, ext. 229.

BUDGET MEETING of Harrison County Extension Service Committee at 1 p.m. at the WVU Extension Office.


Jan. 28 and 29

DIVORCE Recovery workshop 7-9 p.m. Jan. 28 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 29 at Clarksburg Baptist Church. No charge. Ted Tassos facilitating. For more information: 624-6536.

Saturday, Jan. 29

FIRST MEETING to establish the North Central West Virginia Basket Weavers Guild at 11:30 a.m. at Damon's banquet room. Discussion on upcoming meetings, projects, etc. Dutch treat lunch. For information: Elaine Sinclair at 783-5316.

BURN'S SUPPER event at The Wilderness Plantation banquet facility. Traditional Scottish foods, bagpipe music and other traditional entertainment. A nominal fee will be charged to cover the cost of dinner. Tartans and kilts are encouraged. Reservations required. For time or more information: Delores Stinespring at 592-2704 or Kathy Curry at 622-5151.

Jan. 29 and 30

CHALLENGE -- Bell Atlantic and the U.S. Luge Association are offering winter enthusiasts a wild ride down the slopes on Snowshoe Mountain at the Bell Atlantic Luge Challenge. During the event, anyone 10 years of age or older can become an amateur luger, and experience one of the world's fastest sports in a safe, controlled environment.

Tuesday, Feb. 1

BOARD MEETING of the Wilsonburg Lions Club at 7 p.m. at the Wilsonburg church. For more information: Tina Canon at 783-5381.

MEETING of the Anmoore United Methodist Women at 7 p.m. in the church basement; Terry Sue Allen will be hostess. For information: 624-7948.

DESSERT MEETING of Alpha Delta Kappa (Beta Chapter) at 6 p.m. at Nutter Fort Elementary School. Initiation of new members. For information: 624-4287.

Wednesday, Feb. 2

BEST MANAGEMENT Practice Workshop sponsored by West Virginia Division of Forestry at Watters Smith State Park. Training from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. No registration fee. For reservations: Lowell McPherson, district forester, Route 2, Box 1100, Fairmont, WV, 26554, or phone 367-2793.

Thursday, Feb. 3

MEETING of Nutter Fort Lions Club at 6:30 at Nutter Fort Library. For information: 624-9449.

Saturday, Feb. 5

MEETING of West Virginia Basket Makers Association at 1 p.m. at Ponderosa, Bridgeport; Dutch treat lunch. For information: Elaine Sinclair 783-5316.

SUBWAY'S Fabulous Oldies Dance for disabled children 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Lakeview Scanticon Resort, Morgantown. Special guest: Bill Pinkney and the Original Drifters featuring Subway's Horn Section "The Horny Toads." Price: $60 per couple includes midnight snack buffet. Rooms available at reduced rate. For tickets or more information: 296-0150 or 296-3245. Proceeds benefit Stepping Stones.

Feb. 5- 6 and 10-13

ACT II THEATRE Co. presents "Damn Yankees" at Robert C. Byrd High School Theatre. Tickets: $12 students, $10 seniors. For information: 624-3357 or e-mail ACTIIRCB@aol.com.

Sunday, Feb. 6

SKI Otter Creek with the West Virginia Sierra Club. Members and non-members welcome. For information: Jim Sconyers at 789-6277.

Tuesday, Feb. 8

BI-MONTHLY MEETING of the Wilsonburg Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunset-Ellis Restaurant. For more information: Tina Canon at 783-5381.

HARRISON COUNTY Association of Retired School Employees meet at noon at the Christ Episcopal Church. Speaker: Dr. John Angotti on "Volunteers Needed." Reservations needed by Feb. 1.

MEETING of the Bridgeport Originals CEOs at noon in the Civic Center. Jean Carrico and Hope Ramp will be hostesses, with Ethel Williams as lesson leader. For information: 842-3602.

Saturday, Feb. 12

ROBERT C. BYRD Boosters Club Elimination Dinner and Drawing at Clarksburg Movie Cafe. Social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit academics and athletic programs. For tickets: 622-5457.

Thursday, Feb. 17

NUTTER FORT Lions Club meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Nutter Fort Community Center. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month. For information: 624-9449.

Saturday, Feb. 19

CHAPTER B of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association meets at the Western Steer conference room, Eastpointe. Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.

SKI White Grass/Dolly Sods with the West Virginia Sierra Club. Members and non-members welcome. For information: Jim Kotcon at 594-3322.

Tuesday, Feb. 22

BI-MONTHLYmeeting of the Wilsonburg Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Members are asked to bring a covered dish. For more information: Tina Canon at 783-5381.

Saturday, Feb. 26

VALENTINE'S Dance at Clarksburg Movie Cafe at 9 p.m. Cost: $25 couple, $15 single. For tickets: 622-5457.

March 3 and 4

VOLUNTEERS needed for various committees at the North Central West Virginia Women's Christian Conference. Author Donna Partow will speak on "Becoming a Vessel God Can Use." For information: 842-5257.

Saturday, March 4

IRISH AUCTION to benefit Harrison County Catholic Schools at Nathan Goff Armory. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., live auction at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25. For reservations: Elise Mossallati at 842-4498.

March 23 and 30, April 6 and 13

WORKSHOP -- "Food for Thought" non-credit workshop from 6-8:30 p.m. at Robert C. Byrd High School features meal preparation, sumptuous wines and dining protocol, combined with detailed recipes served with a British flair. Instructor: Ian Walker, master chef and member of the International Wine and Food Society. Title for last session: "A World of Difference: An International Gourmet Tour." Limit 20 people per session. Cost: $110 per session, includes cost of participant certificate. Pre-registration for all three sessions: $300. Sponsor: West Virginia University Division of Extended Learning.

Friday, April 7

VETERANS of Oil and Gas Industries hold monthly luncheon meeting at The Wilderness, Jane Lew. Social hour is 11 a.m., luncheon at noon. Birthdays and anniversaries will be recognized.

April 7 through 9

CO-HOSTS -- Norwood and Nutter Fort elementary schools co-host 32nd annual West Virginia Scholastic Chess Championships at Nutter Fort Elementary School. For information: Robert Jordan at 842-4771 or e-mail to RobAJordan@aol.com.

June 15

RESERVATION deadline for Lumberport High School reunion July 8 at Westchester Village, Fairmont. Cost: $22.50 single, $45 couple. Alumni Association membership cost is a one-time fee of $5.

July 8

LUMBERPORT HIGH School reunion at Westchester Village, Fairmont. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., followed by first LHS Alumni Association meeting. Dinner at 7 p.m. and dance begins at 8 p.m. Cost: $22.50 single, $45 couple. Alumni Association membership cost is a one-time fee of $5. Reservations due June 15 by contacting Mrs. Kay Rogers, Route 4, Box 285, Clarksburg, WV, 26301, or call 783-486; Bonnie A. Maphis at 624-5950 or Sheila G. Casto at 623-3723.

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