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Regional calendar of events

Today

REGULAR MEETING of Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary at 7 p.m. at the aerie home, 124 West Pike St., Clarksburg. For more information: 622-8290.

CLEAN-UP -- Shinnston Masonic Cemetery will hold a spring clean-up and all flowers and grave blankets must be picked up today.

TOWN COUNCIL of West Milford special meeting at 7 p.m. at the West Milford Municipal Building. A public hearing and the second and final reading on changes to the town's water ordinance is on the agenda.

MASS and recitation of the rosary for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life. At 7 p.m. in the Chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Center, Stonewood. Celebrant: Father Leo Lydon, chaplain of Serra Club of Clarksburg. For more information: 842-8831.

STYLES of worship and worship music to be discussed and presented at the 11 a.m. chapel service in Wilcox Chapel, Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi.

CLASS -- Light of Life Church in Clarksburg begins "How to Heal the Sick" class at 7 p.m. each Wednesday for six weeks. For more information: 624-1074.

WEST VIRGINIA Literacy Foundation, in cooperation with the West Virginia Governor's Council on Literacy, announces 2000-2001 Adult Literacy Project application packets are now available. To request a copy: 1-800-642-2670 or connect to web site at wvlc.lib.wv.us/wvgcl. Proposal due date: March 1.

WORKSHOP -- First of four vegetable workshops sponsored by the Lewis County Extension office. "Marketing Plans for Vegetables" to be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Central West Virginia Farmers Market, Route 33, east of Weston. Instructor: Rick Woodworth, Potomac State College. For more information: Lewis County Extension office at 269-4660 or Central West Virginia Farmer's Market at 269-2667.

Thursday, March 2

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

FRATERNAL ORDER of Eagles meeting at 8 p.m. at the aerie home, 124 West Pike St., Clarksburg. Members urged to attend. For more information: 624-9269.

TOPS WV No. 322 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a weight loss support group, meets each Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Lost Creek Community Building. For more information: 745-3715.

WASHINGTON IRVING High School Class of 1954 meets for breakfast at 9 a.m. at Ramon's Restaurant. For more information: Lucy Ropp Hornor at 622-7770.

WEST MILFORD Community Citizens Action Committee meets at 7 p.m. at West Milford Community Center. For more information: 745-3954.

REGULAR MEETING of the Nutter Fort Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. at the Nutter Fort Community Center. For more information: 624-9449.

Friday, March 3

SPEAKER -- Dr. John D. Weete, associate provost for research at West Virginia University, speaks at West Virginia High Tech Consortium Foundation's Roundtable. His discussion is titled: "Overview of Research and Technology Transfer at WVU." Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch at noon at the Alan B. Mollohan Innovation Center. For reservations or more information: Jodi A. Bible at WVHTC Foundation at 366-2577, ext. 235 or e-mail jabible@wvhtf.org.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER Observance begins at 1 p.m. at Salvation Army Building, 1000 South Chestnut St., Clarksburg. Church Women United invite all interested to attend. Local planning committee consists of the Rev. Virginia White, First United Methodist Church; Capt. Goldie Long, Salvation Army, and Mary Squires, Clarksburg Baptist Church.

DINNER, BALLROOM lessons and dance from 6:30-10 p.m. with Allegro Dance Co. at Philip's Restaurant, Glen Elk. Cost: $30 single, $40 couple. For reservations or more information: 624-5765.

March 3 and 4

SECOND ANNUAL North Central West Virginia Christian Women's Conference at Westchester Village Ballroom in Fairmont. Guest speaker: Donan Partow on "Becoming a Vessel God Can Use." Conference hours: 7-9 p.m. March 3 and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 4. Sit-down lunch provided. Conference price: $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets: 622-1038.

March 3 through 5

PRODUCTION of The Jigsaw Theatre Project, "On Golden Pond" performances at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Vincent Memorial Church in Nutter Fort. Tickets: $5. For tickets or more information: 624-7271.

Saturday, March 4

HOT DOG and bake sale from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Smith Chapel United Methodist Church, Meadowbrook Road, two miles past the Meadowbrook Mall. Sponsor: Meadowbrook Road affiliates.

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

GOSPEL SING at 7 p.m. at the West Union Church of God, Ruley Chapel, Arnold's Creek Road. Featured: "The Young Disciples."

RUMMAGE SALE and hot dog sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Salvation Army's gymnasium. Clothing for all ages, household items, and other miscellaneous items for sale. Sponsor: Women's Home League of the Salvation Army.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION of University Women meet at 12:30 p.m. at Eat 'n Park Restaurant. Devotions by Mrs. Martha Westfall. Program by Ann Romance from Green heron Herb Gardens. Donations will be taken for the Education Foundation. For more information or reservations, call Mary Dana.

REGULAR NOON meeting of the Clarksburg Lions Club at Minard's Spaghetti Inn, East Pike Street, Clarksburg.

HOLISTIC FOOT Reflexology class offered from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Center for the Healing Arts, Morgantown. The course will offer hands-on experience practicing reflexology in addition to introduction to theory. Fee: $45. For more information: 599-0202. Instructor: Mary Finnell, ND, MH, LMT.

FOURTH ANNUAL Mardi Gras hosted by Mountain Laurel Chapter of the American Red Cross begins at 10 p.m. at the Lakeview Resort and Conference Center, Morgantown. For more information: 598-9500.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST from 7 a.m.-noon at Lumberport Community Center. Donation: $4 adults, $2 children under 6. Sponsor: Lumberport Lions Club.

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.

INSIDE FLEA market begins at 8 a.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home, Salem. Tables: $5 each. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW. For more information: 782-4296.

March 4 through April 8

QUILTING CLASSES at West Virginia Mountain Products. Times: Advance class, 10 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m. for beginners. Six classes for $35. For more information: 622-3304 or 884-7920.

Sunday, March 5

SARDIS Community Council holds monthly meeting at 4 p.m. at the Sardis Community Center.

REVIVAL begins at 7 p.m. at West Union Church of God, Ruley Chapel, Arnold's Creek Road. Evangelist: James Croaston from Morgantown.

ROLAND family performs at 10 a.m. at Grace Baptist Temple, Park Avenue, Jane Lew, presenting Southern gospel sing at 10 a.m. and preaching service at 5:30 p.m.

LINCOLN HIGH School Athletic Boosters sponsor a spaghetti dinner at the high school from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets: $5 for adults and students, $3 for children under 6.

UNITED METHODIST Temple Church celebrates anniversary. Guest speaker: Robert P. Johnson, pastor at the church from 1960-63. Covered dish dinner follows the 11 a.m. service.

SPAGHETTI dinner from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Reynoldsville Volunteer Fire Department. Price: $5 adults, $3 children 12 and under. Local delivery available. Eat in or carry out. For more information: 623-3754.

Monday, March 6

CHRISTIAN SINGLES night at 6 p.m. at Clarksburg Movie Cafe, 318 West Main St. For more information: 624-4902. A free will offering will be taken at the door.

AUDITIONS for "Little Foxes" by Lillian Hellman at Robert C. Byrd High School Theatre. Four women and six male parts available. No children. Show dates April 27-30. Sponsor: Act II Theatre Co. For more information: 624-3357.

GARDEN COUNCIL of Harrison County meets at 1 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Justina Hart for a board meeting and tea.

PHILIP BARBOUR High School holds open house for eighth-grade students receiving special education services and their parents beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the school library.

Tuesday, March 7

WEST MILFORD-Good Hope Senior Satellites meet at 10:30 a.m. in the West Milford Municipal Building. Guest speaker: Clarksburg attorney James A. Matish. Covered dish luncheon at noon. For more information: 745-3236.

RESERVATION deadline for Harrison County Association of Retired School Employees noon meeting on March 14 at Vincent Memorial United Methodist Church, Nutter Fort.

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

FREE presentation at Davis Memorial Hospital classroom on healthy attitude toward eating, activity, acceptance and self-respect titled "Health at Any Size." For more information: 637-3139.

GENERAL membership meeting of Clarksburg League for Service to welcome members of the 2000 Provisional Class at 6 p.m. at Philip's Restaurant. Reservation deadline is March 3 by contacting Peggy Dunn or Marirose Seyfert.

ALPHA DELTA KAPPA (Beta Chapter) meets at the Methodist Temple. Social hour 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. Program will be a book review by Anna Smucker. For more information: 624-4287.

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

March 7 and 21

GROUP -- Reading/discussion session at Grafton/Taylor County Library from 2:30-4:30 p.m. For registration or more information: Erica Reed at 265-6121.

Wednesday, March 8

CLASS -- Four-week "Boat Smart" class at 7 p.m. at YWCA, 2019 Pleasant Valley Road. New boating laws that become effective Jan. 1, 2001 will be discussed. For more information: 363-0305.

"MEETING -- American Society of Highway Engineers of North Central West Virginia hold joint meeting with Stonewall Jackson P.E. at Bridgeport Country Club. Meeting at 6:30 p.m., social at 7 p.m. Cost: $20. Speakers: Sam Beverage, commissioner of highways and Sam Bonasso, secretary of transportation.

WORKSHOP -- Second of four vegetable workshops sponsored by the Lewis County Extension office. "Getting to Know Your Soil" will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Central West Virginia Farmer's Market, Route 33, east of Weston. Instructor: Bruce Loyd, Lewis County Extension agent. For more information: Lewis County Extension office at 269-4660 of Central W.Va. Farmer's Market at 269-2667.

Thursday, March 9

MEETING of the Fraternal Order of Eagles at 8 p.m. at the aerie home, 124 West Pike St., Clarksburg. For information: 624-9269.

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

BLOOD DRIVE from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Bridgeport High School library. Sponsor: American Red Cross. For more information: ARC at 1-800-732-0383.

Friday, March 10

WOMAN'S CLUB of Nutter Fort sponsors spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 6th and Main streets, Clarksburg. Scott Holcolm, cook. Eat in or carry out. For tickets or more information: 623-2842.

CHRISTIAN gathering at 7 p.m. at the Abundant Life Church, Arlington Addition, Clarksburg.

CLARKSBURG COURT No. 3, Order of the Amaranth, meets at 6 p.m. at the Masonic building, second floor, in Clarksburg. Installation of officers for 2000-2001 will be held. Loyal Matron Mary Lou Hilderbrand will preside. For more information: 842-6420.

HAM AND OYSTER dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the Cottage Corner TOO Restaurant in Salem. Price: $9 adults, $6.50 children under 12. Sponsor: Salem Lions Club. Proceeds used to help provide eye care to people in the Salem area.

March 10 and 11

FOURTH ANNUAL "For Such a Time as This" Women's Conference at Trinity Assembly of God Church of Fairmont. Evening rally at 7 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. Registration: $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information: The Rev. Patricia "Sissy" Hebb at 622-2771.

Saturday, March 11

VICTORY High School class of 1964 meets for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at Eat 'N Park.

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

KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS Third District meeting at Fairmont Lodge No. 15, Mary Lou Retton Drive. Meal served at 6:30 p.m. with meeting to follow.

REGULAR NOON meeting of the Clarksburg Lions Club at Minard's Spaghetti Inn, East Pike Street, Clarksburg.

BAKED STEAK or turkey dinner from 4-7 p.m. at the Quiet Dell United Methodist Church, Route 20 south or I-79, exit 115. Price: $6 adults, $3, children 12, free for ages 5 and under. Sponsor: Boy Scout Troop 16 and United Methodist Women.

CANDLE WICKING workshop from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the YWCA. Instructor: Diane Broughton. Cost: $20. Limited seating. For more information or to register: 624-6881.

THIRD DISTRICT meeting for Clarksburg Lodge No. 39, Knights of Pythias at Fairmont Lodge No. 15, Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont. Dinner at 6:30 p.m., business meeting at 7:30 p.m.

March 11 and April 1

BEGINNING embroidery classes at the YWCA from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Instructor: Diane Broughton. Cost: $20. For more information: YWCA at 624-6881.

March 11 and April 8

PUPPETRY workshop from 10 a.m.-noon at the YWCA. Instructor: Linda Barickman. Cost: $60. Muppet style puppets will be made. For more information: YWCA at 624-6881.

Sunday, March 12

SLOVAK-POLISH Society meeting and luncheon at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison County Senior Citizens Center.

WHITE SHRINE of Omega Shrine No. 15, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem meets at 5 p.m. at the Eat 'N Park Restaurant, Bridgeport. New officers will be installed. For more information: 842-3062.

March 12 through 15

PERFORMANCE -- Frank Harvey, well-known Christian actor will portray a series of characters designed to make the scripture come alive at 7 p.m. at Meadowdale United Methodist Church, old Mt. Harmony Road, off Route 73 north. A free will offering will be taken. Nursery provided. For more information: Pastor Barney Snowdon at 366-8898.

Monday, March 13

CLARKSBURG COUNCIL No. 872, Knights of Columbus meets at 7:30 p.m. at the Robert Petitto Knights of Columbus Hall, 334 East Pike St., Clarksburg. For more information: Joseph Tiano at 622-0248.

NATIONAL SOCIETY of Daughters of the Amerian Revolution meet at 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center for a lkuncheon. Guest speaker: Jeff Griffith.

HARRISON COUNTY Democratic Women meet at 7 p.m. at the Clarksburg American Legion Post. For more information: 623-1024.

AMERICAN RED CROSS blood drive from noon-6 p.m. at the Lost Creek United Methodist Church. For more information: ARC at 1-800-732-0383.

REGULAR council meeting in Shinnston at 7 p.m. at city hall.

March 13 through March 19

AMERICAN CANCER Society to hold its annual Daffodil Days sale. Choose fresh cut blooms or potted bulbs. Proceeds to Harrison County Unit of American Cancer Society. Direct sales locations: Nutter Fort Foodland, March 18, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; United Hospital Center, March 15-17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center, March 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Harrison County Courthouse, March 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Meadowbrook Mall, March 17, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Harrison Bank, March 15, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; Krogers at Eastpointe, March 17-18; Wal-Mart, March 15, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Shinnston Foodland, March 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Daffodils also can be ordered by calling (800) 287-2317 or (800) 288-3618.

Tuesday, March 14

HARRISON COUNTY Association of Retired School Employees meet at noon at Vincent Memorial United Methodist Church.

REGION VI Planning and Development Council meets in executive committee at 4 p.m. at 7003-C Mountain Park Drive, White Hall.

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

REGULAR MONTHLY meeting of Catholic Daughters of the Americas at the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Clarksburg. Rosary begins at 6:45 p.m. followed by the business meeting at 7 p.m.Members are asked to bring a new layette item for the annual layette shower for the Mustard Seed. Surprise musical entertainment follows. Registration for the state CDA convention needed by March 21.

LUNCH MEETING for the Retired Federal Employees of Chapter No. 1579 NARFE meet at 1 p.m. at Eat 'N Park, Bridgeport. Delegates to the West Virginia Federation NARFE convention will be selected. Program by Sharon Brinkman-Windle, vice president, Alzheimer's Association, North Central West Virginia Chapter No. 210, Morgantown. Federal employees, retirees and spouses welcome. For more information: 624-5238.

WILSONBURG Lions Club will not have a meeting but will attend Shinnston District Governor's Night. For more information or to make a reservation: Paul Watson at 842-3158.

EVENING of improvisation with Allegro Dance Co. and guest artists at 120 Linden Ave. Theater, Clarksburg. Cost: $5. For tickets or more information: 624-5765.

March 14 through April 11

ACTING classes from 6-7 p.m. at the YWCA. Instructor: Christie Hawkins. Cost: $30. For more informatin or registration: YWCA at 624-6881.

Wednesday, March 15

REGULAR MEETING of Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary at aerie home, 124 West Pike St., Clarksburg. Initiation at 7 p.m. For more information: 622-8290.

WORKSHOP -- Third of four vegetable workshops sponsored by the Lewis County Extension office. "Managing Your Growing Crops" will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Central West Virginia Farmer's Market, Route 33, east of Weston. Instructor: John Jett, WVU Extension Service. For more information: Lewis County Extension office at 269-4660 of Central W.Va. Farmer's Market at 269-2667.

CONFERENCE -- Fairmont State College Regional Small Business Development Center co-sponsors a "Working Drug Free is Good for Business" conference from 9 a.m.-noon at the Conference and Training Room in the Center for Workforce Education, 3000 Technology Drive, Fairmont. Attendance fee: $20 per person. To register or for more information: Jack Kirby at FSC SBDC at 367-2712. Deadline for registration is March 13.

Through March 16

STORY HOUR -- Children ages 3 and up invited to attend pre-school story hour from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays at the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library. Story reading, finger plays, craft activity. For more information: Mary Loomis, children's librarian, 627-2236.

Thursday, March 16

FRATERNAL ORDER of Eagles regular meeting at 8 p.m. at aerie home, 124 West Pike St., Clarksburg. For more information: 624-9269.

RETIRED VA ladies luncheon at noon at Eat 'N Park Restaurant. For more information: Anita Llaneza at 622-3486 or Pansy Malone at 622-7410.

MILITARY ORDER Purple Heart Chapter No. 418 holds monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Ponderosa Steak House near the Meadowbrook Mall. For more information: Jim Correll, commandant, 622-9648 or Harold Wilson at 534-5162.

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

PUBLIC HEARING on Clarksburg Housing Authority's Agency Plan at 7 p.m. in the community room of the Learning Oasis at Laurel Lanes Apartments, 12th and Richards Avenue, Clarksburg.

WASHINGTON IRVING High School class of 1960 reunion meeting at 7 p.m. at the Harrison County Board of Education, Water Street.

REGULAR MEETING of the Nutter Fort Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. at the Nutter Fort Community Center. For more information: 624-9449.

Saturday, March 18

RESERVATION deadline for Clarksburg Knights of Columbus No. 872 Founder's Day dinner with covered dish dessert at 6:30 p.m. March 27 at the council home, 334 East Pike St., Clarksburg. For reservations: Sam Veltri at 623-2764, Joe Jurick at 624-6086 or Sam Paletta at 622-4168. For more information: Joseph Tiano at 622-0248.

ANNUAL Law Enforcement Children's Pageant at Lewis County High School's auditorium. Age divisions: 3-4-5, 6-7-8, 9-10 and 11-12. Entry fee: $60. Deadline to enter: March 11. For entry form or more information: Vicki Kerrigan, pageant director, at 269-1593 after 6 p.m.

DEADLINE for registration for 55-Alive Mature Driving class that begins at noon March 18 at the Harrison County Senior Center. For more information: 623-6795 or 623-2842.

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

MEETING of the Clarksburg Lions Club at noon at Minard's Spaghetti Inn, East Pike Street, Clarksburg.

ANNUAL YWCA St. Patrick's Day card party and luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. at the YWCA. Door prizes, drawing. Free parking available. For more information or to reserve a table, call Christine Strader at 622-2195.

CREAM CHICKEN and biscuit dinner from 4-7 p.m. at Christ Church United Methodist, 1539 West Pike St., Adamston. Sponsor: United Women of the church. Tickets available at the door or from a club member for $5 adults, $3 children. Take outs available.

Sunday, March 19

AMERICIANISM/PATRIOTIC dinner at 12:30 p.m. upstairs at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Home, Salem. Covered dish. Sponsor: Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW, Salem.

Through March 20

ENTRIES accepted for West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival and Shoney's Family Restaurants Annual Poster Contest. For more information: 622-7314.

Monday, March 20

MEETING -- Our Lady of Peace Assembly No. 1184, 4th Degree, Clarksburg, meets at Raymon's, 336 East Pike St., Clarksburg. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by meeting in the Robert Petitto Knights of Columbus Hall, 334 East Pike St., Clarksburg. For more information: Joseph Tiano 622-0248.

CLASSES -- North Central West Virginia Beekeepers Association and Harrison County Extension Office hold Beginning Beekeeping and Industry Updates for Experienced Beekeepers from 7-9 p.m. at the Harrison County 4-H Center on Route 19 south. Schedule: Feb. 21 -- Repairing and Building Bee Hives and Equipment; March 20 -- Raising Queen Bees and Re-Queening. For more information: Roy Kerns at 783-4760 or Clint Hickman, extension agent, at 624-8650.

Tuesday, March 21

MEETING of Stonewall Jackson Coin Club at Harrison County Senior Citizens Center, Clarksburg. Swap and talk, 7-7:30 p.m., meeting called to order at 7:30 p.m. Member door prize, guest door prize, raffle and drawings. For more information: Mel at 265-3932.

BRIDGEPORT GARDEN Club meets at 9:30 a.m. at the Bridgeport Library Conference Room. Speaker: Aaron Helmick on "What to Plant Where." For more information: Louise Toothman 842-3780.

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

Wednesday, March 22

WORKSHOP -- Last of four vegetable workshops sponsored by the Lewis County Extension office. "Controlling Insects and Crop Diseases" will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Central West Virginia Farmer's Market, Route 33, east of Weston. Instructor: Tom McCutcheon, Roane County Extension agent, and Bruce Loyd. For more information: Lewis County Extension office at 269-4660 of Central W.Va. Farmer's Market at 269-2667.

March 22 and 27

55-ALIVE MATURE Driving Class beginning at noon at the Harrison County Senior Center. Advanced registration required by March 18. For more information: 623-6795 or 623-2842.

Thursday, March 23

VISIT -- Steve Swisher from the Governor's office will visit the Taylor County Senior Center from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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

REGULAR MEETING of Fraternal Order of Eagles at 8 p.m. at aerie home, 124 West Pike St., Clarksburg. For more information: 624-9269.

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, March 24

TALENT CHALLENGE for all ages who sing, dance or play an instrument from 6-8 p.m. at Salem-Teikyo University, Carlson Room. Early registration fee: $7, $10 at the door. For tickets or more information: 624-5765.

March 24 through 26

"HENRY AND RAMONA", a children's play based on the popular Ramona Quimby books will be presented by The Jigsaw Theatre Project/Bridgeport Parks and Recreation. Tickets: $4. For more information or reservations: 624-7271.

Saturday, March 25

SPRING DINNER concert at 6 p.m. at Jewel City Non-Denominational Church in Shinnston. Jewel City Praise and Worship team will open evening's events. Jeff and Sheri Easter and The Anchormen will be featured. Tickets: $16.50 adults, $8 for ages 12 and under. For more information: Church office at 592-5755.

REGULAR NOON meeting of the Clarksburg Lions Club at Minard's Spaghetti Inn, East Pike Street, Clarksburg.

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

WEST MILFORD CEOs sponsor flea market/bake sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the West Milford Community Building. Lunch available. For more information or to reserve a table, 745-3806.

FLEA MARKET and bake sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the West Milford Community Center. Sponsor: West Milford CEOS.

OLDIES DANCE and Show "Let the Good Times Roll" featuring the Fabulous Hubcaps from Washington, D.C., from 8:30 p.m.-midnight at the Nathan Goff Armory. Tickets: $20 per person. Reserved seating for tables of eight when purchased together, otherwise open seating. For tickets or more information: 842-5867. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Harrison County.

March 25 and April 1

BEGINNING embroidery from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the YWCA. Cost: $20 for two classes. Instructor: Diane Broughton. Limited seating. For more information or to register: 624-6881.

March 25 through 28

REVIVAL SERVICES begin at Light of Life Church in Clarksburg with Evangelist Harry Wingler. Service times: 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. For more information: 624-1074.

Sunday, March 26

CLARKSBURG KNIGHTS of Columbus No. 872 holds its second and third degree exemplifications at the Robert Petitto Knights of Columbus Hall, 334 East Pike St., Clarksburg. Candidates of the first degree from any council should be present at 12:30 p.m. at council hall. For more information: Joseph Tiano at 622-0248.

MEET YOUR CANDIDATE open house from 2-5 p.m. at the Clarksburg American Legion Post. Sponsor: Harrison County Democratic Women. For more information: Jean Satoris at 623-1024 or Jeanie Bombardiere at 623-3204.

Monday, March 27

CLARKSBURG KNIGHTS of Columbus No. 872 hold Founder's Day dinner with covered dish dessert at 6:30 p.m. in the council home, 334 East Pike St., Clarksburg. For information: Joseph Tiano 622-0248.

Tuesday, March 28

REGULAR MONTHLY Catholic Daughters of Americas card party from 7-9 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Clarksburg. For more information or to reserve a table: 624-7954.

MEETING of the Wilsonburg Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. at Wilsonburg church. Covered dish. Guest speaker: Clarksburg Police officer and DARE program coordinator Tommy Thomas. For more information: 783-5381.

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

BI-MONTHLY MEETING of the Wilsonburg Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. at the Wilsonburg Church. Covered dish. For more information: 783-5381.

REGULAR MEETING at 7 p.m. of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Salem, at the post home.

Wednesday, March 29

BIRTHDAY DINNER at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Clarksburg. Auxiliary plays bingo at 6:30 p.m. to benefit the Louis A. Johnson Veterans Administration Medical Center at the post home, 124 West Pike St., Clarksburg. Bring covered dish. For more information: 622-8290.

SPECIAL MEETING of Marine Corps League, D.H.L. Detachment No. 981 at 7 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 573, Clarksburg. New officers will be nominated. All former, active, reserve and retired Marines urged to attend. Regular meetings are held the last Wednesday of every month. For more information: Commandant Keith E. Walls at 623-3439.

Thursday, March 30

REGULAR MEETING of Fraternal Order of Eagles at 8 p.m. at aerie home, 124 West Pike St., Clarksburg. For more information: 624-9269.

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

Through March 31

FOOD DRIVE for National Month of Nutrition sponsored by Diet Therapy class at Fairmont State College's Clarksburg campus. Non-perishable food items will be collected and then distributed to local charities: the Salvation Army, Senior Care and the Clarksburg Mission. Donations can be dropped off at the Caperton Center, Salem IGA, Eastpointe Kroger or the Nutter Fort Fire Department.

March 31, April 1 and 2

PERFORMANCE -- Godspell, the musical based on the gospel of St. Matthew will be performed in the auditorium of Christ Episcopal Church, 123 South Sixth St., Clarksburg. Admission: $12 per person includes admission and gourmet dessert buffet at intermission. Times: 7:30 p.m. March 31 and April 1; 2 and 7:30 p.m. April 2. For more information or to purchase tickets: Church office at 622-3694.

Saturday, April 1

SUNBURST BABY Contest and Beauty Pageant at 11:30 a.m. at the Meadowbrook Mall. For more information or entry forms: Jenni Peavy at (407) 382-8836.

ANNUAL Miss West Virginia Law Enforcement Queen's Pageant and Miss West Virginia Law Enforcement Teen's Pageant at Lewis County High School's auditorium. Open to West Virginia residents ages 16-21 for Queen's Pageant and 13-15 for Teen's Pageant. For entry form or more information: Vicki Kerrigan, pageant director, at 269-1593. Entry deadline: March 28.

April 4 and 25

GROUP -- Reading/discussion session at Grafton/Taylor County Library from 2:30-4:30 p.m. For registration or more information: Erica Reed at 265-6121.

Thursday, April 6

WEST MILFORD Community Citizens Action Committee meets at 7 p.m. at West Milford Community Center. For more information: 745-3954. Interested citizens and guests welcome.

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.

April 8 and 15

EASTER BASKET making at the YWCA from 1-3 p.m. Instructor: Linda Barickman. Cost: $20. For more information: Linda Barickman.

Sunday, April 9

32ND ANNUAL North Central West Virginia Coin Show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Harrison County Senior Citizen Center, corner of 6th and Main St. Free admission, hourly door prizes, raffle.

Monday, April 10

VARIETY OF "In-Touch with History" programs offered at Fort New Salem. Tours are from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. weekdays beginning today. For reservations: Kyra or Carol at 782-5245.

Thursday, April 13

GROUP -- Reading/discussion session at Elkins/Randolph County Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For registration or more information: Audrey Taylor at 637-0287.

April 13 through 15

10TH ANNUAL West Virginia Beef Expo at Jackson's Mill State 4-H Conference Center. Competitions begin at 9 a.m. Friday. For more information: Ronnie Helmondollar at 265-3303 or Jim Bostic at 472-4020.

April 14 and 15

"FAME" performance at the Rose Garden Theatre. Showtimes at 7:30 p.m. each day. Production of The Jigsaw Theatre Project in conjunction with The Mitzi Layne Dance Academy. Tickets: $7 in advance, $8 at the door. Discount for groups of 10 or more. For more information: 624-7271.

Saturday, April 15

SIXTH ANNUAL "Music-O-Rama" from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at the Middletown Mall. Performances at center stage at 10 a.m., noon, 2, 4 and 6 p.m.

April 15 and 16

36TH ANNUAL Braxton County Arts and Crafts Show at Braxton County National Guard Armory in Gassaway. Times: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission: $1, children under 5 free of charge. Free pass for county residents entering arts and crafts for judging between 1 and 7 p.m. April 14. Sponsor: GFWC-WV Woman's Club of Gassaway. Proceeds benefit community projects. For more information: 364-4139.

Sunday, April 16

ANNUAL Palm Sunday Breakfast Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the West Milford Community Center. Price for all you can eat buffet: $5 adults, $3 children under 12. Take outs available.

MS WALK -- Sixth annual National Multiple Sclerosis Society Walk begins at 2 p.m. with registration at 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Clarksburg. For more information: Jennifer Pote at 842-2650.

Friday, April 21

COMMUNITY Good Friday service conducted by the Bridgeport Ministerial Association at noon at the Bridgeport Methodist Church. Members of Young Life, an ecumenical youth group and several Bridgeport ministers will participate in the 50 minute service.

April 21 and 22

10TH ANNIVERSARY annual Ramp Cook-Off and Festival in Elkins City Park sponsored by the Ramp Festival Bureau. Ramp dinner from 4-7 p.m. at the Elkins Veterans of Foreign Wars. Cost: $6 adults, $3 for children. Ramp Run begins at 10 a.m. an cook-off competition starts at noon. For more information: 636-2717 or 1-800-422-3304.

Friday, April 28

PRE-RACE PARTY behind Texas Roadhouse in the Quality Farm and Country parking area.

Through April 30

SPRING ART exhibit at Booth Library on the Davis & Elkins College campus. Wine and cheese reception from 4-6 p.m. today. Viewing hours: 2-10 p.m. Sundays; 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Fridays; and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays.

Sunday, April 30

FESTIVAL -- XXI Annual Three Rivers Festival seeking contestants for the Little and Junior Miss Pageant. Contestants for Little Miss division must be between the ages of 5 and 8. Junior Miss division is for contestants between 9 and 12 years of age. For applications: Amy Berardi, Little Miss Director, No. 3 Tiger Trail, Fairmont, WV, 26554, or Michelle Patterson Gallo, Junior Miss Director, Route 3, Box 136, Fairmont, WV, 26554.

Saturday, May 6

JEWELRY workshop (hemp style) at the YWCA from 1-3 p.m. Instructor: Christie Hawkins. Cost: $20 (three pieces). For more information: YWCA at 624-6881.

Sunday, May 7

SPAGHETTI DINNER from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lumberport Community Center. Donation: $5 adults, $2.50 children under 6. Sponsor: Lumberport Lions Club.

Thursday, May 4

WEST MILFORD Community Citizens Action Committee meets at 7 p.m. at West Milford Community Center. For more information: 745-3954.

Sunday, May 7

SECOND ANNUAL West Union Fireman's Pageant at 2 p.m. in the Doddridge County auditorium. Participants needed for divisions: Mr. and Miss, 5-8 year olds; Jr. Miss, 9-12 year olds; Miss Teen, 13-17 year olds; and Ms. Flame, 18-21 year olds. For more information or applications: Jackie LeBel at 873-1108 or Bridgette Greaver at 873-2916.

May 11 and 25

GROUP -- Reading/discussion session at Elkins/Randolph County Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m. For registration or more information: Audrey Taylor at 637-0287.

Thursday, June 1

WEST MILFORD Community Citizens Action Committee meets at 7 p.m. at West Milford Community Center. For more information: 745-3954.

Thursday, 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.

Thursday, July 6

WEST MILFORD Community Citizens Action Committee meets at 7 p.m. at West Milford Community Center. For more information: 745-3954

Saturday, 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.

Aug. 3, Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7

WEST MILFORD Community Citizens Action Committee meets at 7 p.m. at West Milford Community Center. For more information: 745-3954.

Saturday, Aug. 19

FAIRVIEW High School Millennium celebration. For more information: Donna Merico Weir at 278-7544, quinad@yahoo.com or P.O. Box 100, Grant Town, WV, 26574-0100.

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