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Fax items for Calendar of Events to (304) 624-4188, e-mail to, or mail them to Clarksburg Exponent and Telegram, P.O. Box 2000, Clarksburg, WV 26302. Items will not be taken over the phone. Items should be brief and must include a contact person and phone number. Deadline for submission is noon Monday through Friday, no exceptions.


REVIVAL 7 p.m. daily, Spring Hill Chapel Church. Guest speakers, singing. Call: 623-9681.

LIBERTY HIGH School presents "A Christmas Carol" 7:30 p.m. Cost: General $4, reserved $6. Call: 624-3264.

DANCE WORKS program 2 p.m., West Virginia Wesleyan College, Atkinson Auditorium.

BRIDGEPORT BAPTIST Church Youth caroling 6 p.m. Refreshments 4 p.m. Call: 842-5771.

FLEMINGTON CHRISTMAS parade 6 p.m. Live Nativity. Lighting of Christmas tree by Santa at Municipal Building. Sponsor: Flemington Days Fair and Festival.

DELTA KAPPA Gamma Christmas Tea/Scholarship Program 10 a.m., Waldomore. Executive Board meeting 9:30 a.m. Bring donated items for "Open Door." Call: 592-1801.

KELLY MILLER Scholarship Foundation annual Board of Directors meeting 10 a.m., Ponderosa restaurant, Bridgeport.

RECEPTION for Thomas Painter, Shinnston's new city manager, 4:30-6 p.m. at Municipal Building, Bridge Street.

THEATRE West Virginia's free production of "Aladdin and His Magic Lamp" 2:30 p.m., Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library. Call: Library, 627-2236.

WEST VIRGINIA Mountain Products Craft Cooperative hosts Christmas Open House 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mount Clare. Call: 622-3304.

CHRISTMAS parade in downtown Shinnston 6 p.m.

GRAFTON Christmas parade 4 p.m., downtown.

LOST CREEK Santa Shop 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lost Creek United Methodist Church basement. Puppet show 10 a.m. Teen musical presentation 2 p.m. S.W.A.T. of New Horizon Church. Call: 745-5605, 745-4105.

ST. MARY'S Nurses Alumnae dinner at YWCA, Washington Avenue, Clarksburg. Social 6 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m. Cost: $9.50. Reservations to: Mrs. Addie Graham, 11 Milbrook Road, Bridgeport, WV 26330. Call 842-4384 or e-mail

AREA CHOIRS perform 7 p.m., West Milford United Methodist Church. Social, 6 p.m. Call: 745-3727.

CRAFTY KIDS class at Benedum Civic Center, Bridgeport. Ages: 3 and up. Sponsor: Bridgeport Parks and Recreation Department. Craft: Handmade Santa Claus. Cost: $5. Times: 10-11 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 12:30-1:30 p.m. Call: 842-8240.

ROOSEVELT-WILSON High School Class of 1965 monthly breakfast 9 a.m., Dave's restaurant. Call: Connie Poling, 622-5551, Ilene Corathers, 745-5444.

HOLIDAY HISTORIC House Tour 4 p.m., Marion County Historical Society Museum, 211 Adams St., Fairmont. Cost: $15. Brunch/tour of Fairmont Field Club, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Today and Dec. 9

BRIDGEPORT HIGH School presents "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," school auditorium. Times: Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 9, 2:30 p.m. Cost: Reserved, $7; general admission, $4. Tickets from any cast member or 842-6785.

CHRISTMAS CANTATA 7:30 p.m. daily, Emmanuel United Methodist Church, West Union.

CHANTICLEER CHILDREN'S Chorus presents holiday concerts at Robert C. Byrd High School Theater. Times: Dec. 8, 7 p.m.; Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Tickets: Adults $5, students $2.

DRIVE-THROUGH Nativity with live characters and animals 6-8 p.m., Middleville Baptist Church. U.S. Route 50 east to Harrison/Taylor County line, turn left onto Middleville Road and follow the signs. Call: 842-3601.

FORT NEW Salem "Spirit of Christmas in the Mountains," Fort New Salem, U.S. Route 50, 12 miles west of Clarksburg, exit at state Route 23. Cost: Adults $5, students $3.50, group rates. Food. Call: Carol Schweiker, 782-5245, or e-mail:

Sunday, Dec. 9

OPEN AUDITIONS for The Act 2 Theatre Company's March 2002 production of Ken Ludwig's "Lend Me a Tenor" 2 p.m., Robert C. Byrd High School Theater. Call: 622-0366.

RESERVATIONS DUE for GFWC Woman's Club of Bridgeport Men's Night 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13, Bridgeport Country Club. Call: Shirley Hadorn, 842-8310.

BLUEVILLE CHURCH of the Nazarene Children's Department, Grafton, annual Christmas play "The Case of the Missing Christmas" at 10 a.m. Worship service follows.

SIMPSON CREEK Baptist Church Gospel Gang presents "The Little Drummer Boy" by Celeste Clydesdale at 7 p.m. Reception follows.

OPEN HOUSE 2-5 p.m., Soup Opera, 425 Quincy St., Fairmont.

COUNTRY MUSIC benefit for Carolyn Quinn 1-6 p.m., Jane Lew Little League Building. Call: Bill Bowyer, 745-3689.

ALL SAINTS Women's Club meets 6 p.m., church social hall. Program: Ellen Condron on Parish Nurse Ministry. Entertainment: Anna's Expressions of Dance & Allegro Dance Co. Bring covered dish. Call: Shirlene Isabella, 842-4564.

FIRST BAPTIST Church of Nutter Fort Advent worship services 10:45 a.m. and 7 p.m.

STONEWALL UNITED Methodist Church annual Christmas play, "The Richest Gift" by David A. Olds, 6:30 p.m. Refreshments follow.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS party for children and grandchildren of Knights of Columbus Council 872 starts 1 p.m., Robert Petitto KOC Hall, Clarksburg. For ages birth-11 years. Registration deadline Dec. 3. Call: Joseph Tiano, 622-0248.

ADVENT SUNDAY 10:45 a.m., Bridgeport Baptist Church.

TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS dinner 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Haymond Community Center of Taylor County, U.S. Route 119 north of Grafton. Cost: $7. Call: 265-1996, 265-4139. Carryouts.

FESTIVAL of Lessons and Carols 6 p.m. Wesley Chapel, West Virginia Wesleyan College, Buckhannon.

SLOVAK-POLISH Society Christmas party 1-5 p.m., Holiday Inn.

Monday, Dec. 10

CLARKSBURG AREA CFIDS/FM Support Group annual Christmas party 6:30-7:45 p.m., Waldomore, Pike Street. Bring ornament for Chinese auction.

GOFF PLAZA Garden Club's Christmas Guest Coffee 10:30 a.m., home of Darlene Martin Garcia. Bring filled Salvation Army stockings. Reservations: 622-5084.

ABW meeting 7 p.m., Bridgeport Baptist Church.

SUMMIT PARK Public Service District board meeting 4 p.m., Coal Street, Summit Park.

CLARKSBURG COUNCIL 872, Knights of Columbus, meeting 7:30 p.m., Robert Petitto KOC Hall, Clarksburg. Call: Joe Tiano, 622-0248.

BLOOD DRIVE 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center auditorium, Clarksburg.

AD HOC Committee for Downtown Revitalization meeting noon, City Manager's Conference Room, second floor, Clarksburg Municipal Building, 222 West Main St.

SANTA 3-6 p.m., Harrison County Courthouse Plaza, downtown Clarksburg. Sponsor: Greater Clarksburg Associates.

WOMEN of the Moose, Clarksburg Chapter 409, Christmas dinner/meeting 6 p.m., Loyal Order of Moose No. 52 Lodge, 150 W. Main St. Bring covered dish, $10 gift for gift exchange.

WEST MILFORD Lions Club annual family covered-dish Christmas party 6:30 p.m., West Milford Community Center. Santa. Call: 745-3285.

VICTORY High School Class of 1954 get-together 6 p.m., Raymon's restaurant, Clarksburg. Call: 842-4384; e-mail:

Tuesday, Dec. 11

CLARKSBURG WOMAN'S Christian Temperance Union meets 1 p.m., Clarksburg First United Methodist Church, corner of Pike and Second streets. Call: 622-1097.

BROAD OAKS friends of Ronald McDonald House charities meets for lunch 11:30 a.m.,YWCA. Bring finished quilt tops.

NUTTER FORT Council meeting 7:30 p.m., city hall.

SLOVAK-POLISH Society Christmas bake sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Harrison County Courthouse.

TAYLOR COUNTY Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours 6-8 p.m., Grafton City Hospital. Information/reservations: Taylor County Chamber of Commerce, 265-3938, Dan Swiger, 265-6441, e-mail

HARRISON COUNTY Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours 5-7 p.m., Pete Dye Golf Club, Bridgeport. Reservations: 624-6331.

CENTRAL WEST VIRGINIA Chapter 1579, National Association of Retired Federal Employees, Christmas party 11:30 a.m., Eat 'N Park restaurant, Bridgeport. Call: 624-5238.

VETERANS OF FOREIGN Wars, Post No. 9151, Salem, Ladies Auxiliary meeting/Christmas gift exchange 7 p.m., Moore's Restaurant.

JUDGING Christmas decorations in Salem 6-8 p.m. To participate: Annetta Merritt, 782-2162. Winners announced Dec. 17.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

FREE TRAINING seminar on Occupational Safety and Health Administration's updated injury and illness recordkeeping requirements for employers 1-3 p.m. Locations: Glenville State College, Lewis County Center, Lewis County High School, Court Avenue, Weston; Fairmont State College, Media Room B, Main Campus Library, 1201 Locust Ave., Fairmont; and Fairmont State College, Clarksburg Campus, Caperton Center, 501 W. Main St., Clarksburg. Pre-registration: (304) 558-7890, ext. 144, e-mail:

BRIDGEPORT FIRE Civil Service Commission public hearing to consider public comments concerning adoption of proposed rules and regulations for Bridgeport Fire Civil Service Commission 7 p.m., Bridgeport City Hall Conference Room.

HARRISON COUNTY Solid Waste Authority regular monthly board meeting 5:30 p.m., Waldomore.

WILSONBURG LIONS Club Christmas party for members and their families 6:30 p.m., Wilsonburg Elementary School. Bring dessert. Call: 623-0305.

BIG BROTHERS/Big Sisters of North Central West Virginia hosts Christmas celebration 5 p.m., Texas Roadhouse, Clarksburg.

PRAYER MEETING/Bible Study 7 p.m., Pentecostal Church of the Living God, Stout Street, Stonewood. Call: 624-0502.

VETERANS OF FOREIGN Wars, Post No. 9151, Salem, Ladies Auxiliary bingo. Doors open, 5:30 p.m., early birds, 6 p.m., game, 7 p.m.

DIABETES SUPPORT Group meeting 12:30 p.m., Lewis County Senior Center. Call: Pam, 269-5738.

CHURCH WOMEN United meet 1:30 p.m., YWCA. Installation of new officers.

Thursday, Dec. 13

REGULAR MONTHLY meeting of 1950 and 1974 Pensioneers of the United Mine Workers of

America 1:30 p.m., Harrison County Senior Citizens Center, Clarksburg.

STONEWALL JACKSON Amateur Radio Association annual Christmas Dinner, J.C. Maxey's restaurant. Social hour 6-7 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. No club meeting in December.

HARRISON COUNTY Landlords Association meeting 7 p.m., Eat 'N Park restaurant, Bridgeport. Call: John Fazio, 623-6010.

HARRISON COUNTY Senior Citizens Center Christmas luncheon. Entertainment 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon. Advance tickets. Cost: $5. Call: 623-6795.

REGION VI Workforce Investment Executive Board meeting 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Region VI WIB Conference Room, first floor of West Virginia State Complex, Adams Street, Fairmont. Call: Jeffrey G. Smith, (304) 368-9530.

LUMBERPORT LIONS Club meeting 6:30 p.m., Sunset-Ellis restaurant, near Shinnston.

QUEEN ESTHER CHAPTER 11, Order of the Eastern Star meets 7:30 p.m., Masonic Temple. Sample Night observed. Bring dessert or salad. Call: 842-3062.

Friday, Dec. 14

VERIZON TELEPHONE Pioneer Life members Christmas luncheon noon, Jim Reid's restaurant. Collecting children's books for Verizon Reads Season's Reading project. Call: Fran Nutter, 623-3148.

LIONS CLUB of Clarksburg meeting noon, Minard's restaurant. Speaker: Rabbi Ilan Glazer of Tree of Life Synagogue, on "Holiday of Hanukkah."

ANNUAL Anmoore light judging contest 7 p.m., Anmoore. First, second, and third place will receive monetary awards.

SANTA 3-6 p.m., Harrison County Courthouse Plaza, downtown Clarksburg. Sponsor: Greater Clarksburg Associates.

HARRISON COUNTY Genealogical Society's annual Christmas dinner 6 p.m., Parkette restaurant.

Dec. 14 through 15

INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT commemorating 100th anniversary of Salem fire. "Accident or Arson? Catastrophic Fire Sweeps City and Sparks Human Response -- in 1901?" 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Salem Depot and Jennings Randolph House, Salem. Call: Carol Schweiker, 792-5245 or email

JIGSAW Theatre presents "A Christmas Story" play 7 p.m., Rose Garden Theatre. Call: 624-1982.

Dec. 14 through 16

"A TIME for Christmas," dramatic musical 7 p.m. daily, Faith Christian Fellowship, Route 20 south of Clarksburg. Bring non-perishable food for Food Pantry. Call: 622-1038.

Saturday, Dec. 15

VICTORY HIGH Class of 1964 Christmas breakfast get together 9:30 a.m., Johnny B's Restaurant, old Route 50, Clarksburg. Call: Barbara Winans McCracken, 622-7703.

DRIVE THRU Nativity and Biblical Scenes 6-9 p.m., Rife Medical Building, Shinnston.

ROOSEVELT-WILSON High School Class of 1939 annual Christmas party 2 p.m., home of Velma Brinkley, 110 Maryland Ave., Nutter Fort. Reservations: Velma, 622-8664, Laura, 622-5491.

VICTORY HIGH School Class of 1965 Christmas breakfast 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Eat 'N Park restaurant, Bridgeport. Call: Ellen, 457-3097, Flora, 622-2129, Mike, 269-3399 or Prudy, 622-0061.

BRUNCH with Santa 10 a.m.-noon, Holy Rosary Church Hall, 35 Franklin St., Buckhannon. Cost: $2, picture with Santa, $1, button, $2.

VETERANS OF FOREIGN Wars, Post No. 9151, Salem, Ladies Auxiliary children's Christmas party 11 a.m., post home.

CLOTHING GIVEAWAY 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun Valley Assembly of God Church, Route 50, Sun Valley Exit. Donations: 623-1543, or drop off at church. Call: Betty Childers, 782-4966.

SERVICE of Lessons and Carols featuring choirs of West Virginia Choral Arts 8 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Free admission by ticket. Call: 624-7282. Reception by Clarksburg Women's Club.

ALLEGRO DANCE Co. performs 1 p.m., Meadowbrook Mall.

Dec. 15 and 16

BROAD RUN Baptist Church Choir performs Christmas Cantata "Sing We All Noel." Guest singers from Lost Creek Seventh Day Baptist Church. Times: 11 a.m. Dec. 15, Lost Creek Seventh Day Baptist Church, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16, Broad Run.

LIVING NATIVITY at Grafton-Blueville Church of the Nazarene. Times: 6-8 p.m. each day. Call: 265-4033.