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HUNTER SAFETY course, 6-9 p.m., Shinnston Moose Lodge. Call: Neil Gregory, 592-3080.

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

FREEPRESCHOOL SPECIAL-needs developmental and speech screening for 3- to 5-year-old children in Salem attendance area, 3-5 p.m., Van Horn School, cafeteria entrance. Call: Van Horn School, 782-1361.

SIGN-UP for Foodshare Harrison County, 5:30-6 p.m., Salem VFW, upstairs.

WEST VIRGINIA University's Stroke Survivor Support Group meeting, 6-7:30 p.m., Ruby Memorial Hospital. Speaker: Registered dietitian Mary Anne Yanosik. Call: Yasmin Matheson, (304) 598-4183.

AL-ANON meeting, 8 p.m., Christ Episcopal Parish, 123 S. Sixth St., Clarksburg. Call: Peg, 623-9156.

REGULAR MONTHLY board meeting of Harrison County Solid Waste Authority, 5:30 p.m., Room 137, Fairmont State College, Clarksburg campus.

EASTER EGG hunt for the visually impaired by Highlander Club of AT&T TeleComPioneers, 2:30 p.m., Bridgeport City Park. Ages 4-12. Call: Bill Miles, 842-3000.

LENTEN WORSHIP service, 12:30-12:55 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Clarksburg. Preacher: Dr. Max Hill, Clarksburg Baptist Church. Music by Don Gardner. Luncheon with chili: 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.

DEADLINE to register for 62nd West Virginia Strawberry Festival Junior Royalty Pageant. Cost: $60. Ages 4-13. Pageant March 22, Buckhannon-Upshur High School auditorium. Call: Joyce Greene, 472-4256, Carol Swisher, 472-6212, after 4 p.m.

BLOOD DRIVE, noon-6 p.m., Glenville State College, Wesley Arbuckle Center. Call (800) 732-0383.

Today, March 19 and 26

GOOD TIME Cloggers meeting, 6:30 p.m., YWCA of Harrison County. Call: Barbara Fuller, 745-5569.

Thursday, March 13

HARRISON COUNTY Farm Improvement Group meeting, 7 p.m., Harrison County 4-H Center. Speaker: Sanjay Shah, WVU Extension Service. Refreshments. Call: 624-9232.

YOGA CLASSES sponsored by ARC of Harrison County, every Tuesday and Thursday, 2:30 p.m., Main Street office. Call: 624-9114.

ARC OF HARRISON County sponsoring line-dancing classes every Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-noon, American Legion Home, Clarksburg. Call: 624-9114.

REGULAR MEETING of 1950 and 1974 Pensioneers of United Mine Workers of America, 1:30 p.m., Harrison County Senior Citizens Center, Clarksburg.

CLARKSBURG KIWANIS Club meeting, noon, Jim Reid's Restaurant. Speaker: Ken Jabbour on smallpox vaccinations. Call: Robert Harper, 623-9383.

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

ROOSEVELT-WILSON High School Class of 1939 monthly luncheon, 1:30 p.m., Parkette Restaurant. Call: 622-8664.

QUEEN ESTHER CHAPTER 11, Order of the Eastern Star, meets 7:30 p.m., Shinnston Masonic Temple. Worthy Grand Matron, Worthy Grand Patron of West Virginia visitation. Call: 842-3062.

REGION VI WORKFORCE Investment executive board meeting, 10:30-11:30 a.m., West Virginia State Office Complex, Fairmont, third-floor conference room. Call: Jeffrey G. Smith, 368-9530.

LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL Jazz Festival, 7 p.m., school. Cost: $4 adults, $3 students. All five county high school jazz bands perform. Call: LHS band room, 592-3221.

March 13 and 14

SIGN-UP for Foodshare Harrison County, 3:30-4:30 p.m., CRISS-CROSS, Mt. Zion Church.

Through March 14

$1 BAG SALE, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Humane Society Thrift Shop, 220 Milford St., Stealey. More items daily.

Friday, March 14

SUPPORT OUR Troops Girl Scout Troop 4153 cookie sale, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Harrison County Courthouse. Proceeds used to purchase cookies to send oversees to military. Donations also accepted. Call: 623-9289, 623-1378.

WEST VIRGINIA Strawberry Festival 2003 Junior Royal Review deadline extended until today due to inclement weather. Applications: Joyce Greene, Route 1, Box 311A, Buckhannon, WV 26201.

SUMMIT PARK Baptist Church fritti sale. $6 dozen, 50 cents each. Deliveries, 9 a.m.-noon. Pick up from 2-6 p.m., fellowship hall. Orders: Dave Owens, 622-7817.

LENTEN DINNER, 5-7 p.m., Notre Dame High School cafeteria. Menu: Pasta marinara. Cost: $3/$5. Call: 624-0415.

GOOD HOPE 4-H Annual Spaghetti and Hoagie Dinner, 4-7 p.m., New Bethel United Methodist Church, Good Hope. $6 adults, $3 children 8 and under. Eat in, carry out. Proceeds benefit 4-H.

CARD PARTY sponsored by Catholic Daughters of the Americas, 1-3 p.m., Court Clarksburg 334, Veterans of Foreign Wars, first floor. Reservations: Florence M. Cassidy.

REGULAR NOON meeting of the Lions Club of Clarksburg, Minard's. Guest speaker: Erin Hunt, exercise physiologist.

BLOOD DRIVE, noon-6 p.m., Harrison County Red Cross Chapter, Clarksburg. Call: (800) 732-0383.

AMARANTH COURT 3, Order of the Amaranth, business meeting and election of officers, 5:30 p.m., Masonic Temple. Installation of officers, 7:30 p.m. Call: 842-3062.

FREE WILD GAME dinner sponsored by Fellowship Bible Church of Bridgeport, 6 p.m. Speaker: Jack Mumow and mounts displayed by local taxidermist Nathan Nay. Entertainment: Blue Grass Band. Door prizes. Reservations: 842-4044.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY Dance, 7-11 p.m., Summit Park Volunteer Fire Department. Doors open 6 p.m. House band: The Fireman's Den. Cost: $3 children, under 12 free. Call: Bill Reny, (304) 892-4376, (304) 987-3376, e-mail

LENTEN FISH FRY every Friday through April 11, 4-7 p.m., Sacred Heart Catholic Church, intersection of W.Va. 23 and U.S. 50, Salem. $6 adults, $3 children. Carryouts available.

WILSONBURG LIONS Club sells American Cancer Society daffodils, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., West Pike Street Kroger, Clarksburg.

BLOOD DRIVE, 2-6 p.m., Heritage Christian School cafeteria, Bridgeport. Call: (800) 732-0383.

Through March 15

WEST VIRGINIA Fossil Club exhibit, Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library, first and second floors. Call: 627-2236.

GOURD and natural wood crafts display by Sue Hurst, first floor display area, Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library. Call: 627-2236.

Saturday, March 15

SPECIAL COMMUNICATION for Hermon Lodge 6, A.F.&A.M. to observe past master's night, 7 p.m. at the lodge.

GOLD WING ROAD Riders Association, Clarksburg Chapter B, meets 7 p.m., (new meeting place) upstairs banquet room, Moose Lodge, Clarksburg. Call: Director Mark Frum, 623-6711.

CHILI-VEGETABLE soup supper sponsored by United Methodist Women, 4-7 p.m., basement of Janes Memorial United Methodist Church. $5 adults, $2.50 children. Take-out orders: 363-8992.

ANNUAL BRIDGE card party and luncheon, YWCA of Harrison County. Luncheon 11:30 a.m. $7.50. Reservations: Christine, 622-2195.

NORTH CENTRAL West Virginia Basketmakers Association deadline for registration for spring weave-in classes, April 12, Salem International University. Call: Elaine, 783-5316, Shannon, 783-5496.

BUCKWHEAT and sausage feed sponsored by Bridgeport Kiwanis, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Benedum Civic Center, Main Street, Bridgeport. $5, tickets sold at door, or call Susan Lawrence, 842-6681.

CLARKSBURG BUSINESS and Professional Women's Club sponsors community blood screening, 7-11 a.m., Senior Care Center of North Central WV, Nutter Fort. $35 fee. Registration: Helen Merrifield, 842-3062.

COMMUNITY BLOOD screening, 7-11 a.m., Senior Care Center of North Central West Virginia, Nutter Fort $35 fee. Prostrate screening, $30. Sponsor: Clarksburg Business and Professional Women's Club. Call: Helen Merrifield, 842-3062.

ST. PATRICK'S DAY dinner to benefit Animal Friends of Barbour County, 5 p.m., Adaland Mansion. $15 adults, children under 12, $7. Reservations: Barbara Kelley, (304) 457-4527.

VICTORY HIGH School Class of 1965 monthly breakfast, 10 a.m.-noon, Eat 'N Park Restaurant, Bridgeport. Call: Prudy, 622-0061, Flora, 622-2129 or Ellen, 457-3097.

KARATE LECTURE and demonstration by Hanshi William Dometrich, founder of U.S. Chito-kai, introduction of his new book Endless Quest, 1 p.m., second floor, Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library. Call: Diane Davis, 627-2236.

TAYLOR COUNTY sign-up for Foodshare, 10-11 am., Calvary Baptist Church, 119 South St., Grafton.

STORY HOUR, 11 a.m.-noon, Nutter Fort Public Library. Registration: Crystal Hamrick, 622-7563.

Through March 16

CLARKSBURG KNIGHTS of Columbus accepting candidates for 4th Degree Exemplification April 5 and 6, Robert Petitto KOC Hall, Clarksburg. Second- or third-degree members, contact Joseph Tiano, 622-0248, Gerry Somazze, 622-5869.

Sunday, March 16

ROBERT C. BYRD cheerleaders sponsor spaghetti dinner, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Robert C. Byrd High School. $6 adults, $3 children. Carry-out available. Call: 624-5674.

HISPANIC HERITAGE and Cultural Association meeting, 3 p.m., Harrison County Senior Center. Board meeting, 2:30 p.m. Call: 623-1787.

ANNUAL SPAGHETTI dinner sponsored by Robert C. Byrd High School cheerleaders, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., RCB cafeteria. $6 adults, $3 children under 10. Carry outs available. Tickets at door or call: Jo Ellen, 623-9504, Donna, 622-6455 or Toni, 623-4597.

PIT ROAST beef dinner, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Jane Lew Fire Department. Sponsored by Jane Lew Lions Club. $8 plate, $4 under 12. Proceeds benefit those locally in need of eyeglasses.

SPAGHETTI DINNER sponsored by Lost Creek PTA, noon-4 p.m., Lost Creek Community Building. $6 adults, $3 children. Tickets: 745-5311, 745-5878.

SLOVAK-POLISH Society meeting, 1 p.m., Parkette Restaurant, Old Bridgeport Hill.

MEMBERS of the Lions Club of Clarksburg with "Brighten Your Life" bowling party for sight and hearing impaired children, 2-4 p.m., Compton Lanes. Call: Lion Cindy Glass, 842-4132.

CLARKSBURG Church of God eight-week Sunday School Enlargement Campaign. Title: We Love Our Neighbors Sunday. Web site,

Monday, March 17

REDIRECTING Children's Behavior starts, 9:30 a.m., Central Christian Church on Mondays; Eat Smart, Be Smart class follows, 12:30 p.m. Call: George Harrington, 624-3641.

NORTH CENTRAL West Virginia Beekeepers Association regular meeting, 6:30-9 p.m., Harrison County 4-H Center, U. S. 19 south, Clarksburg. Call: President Kevin K. Griffith, 622-8000.

BECKWITH MACHINERY Retirees monthly breakfast, 9 a.m., Wilderness Plantation Restaurant. Call: Bill Gaynor, 624-7251.

VICTORY HIGH School Class of 1953 dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Raymon's Restaurant, Clarksburg. Call: Connie Findley, 842-4333, e-mail,

BLOOD DRIVE, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Elkins High School. Call: (800) 732-0383.

HARRISON COUNTY Republican Club Dutch treat dinner, 5:30 p.m., meeting 6:30 p.m. Ponderosa Restaurant, Bridgeport. Guest speaker: Robin Capehart. Call: President Jay Wolfe, 622-5200, Secretary Buddy Randolph, 842-4245.

GOFF PLAZA GARDEN Club Irish Coffee, 10:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church. Call: Beth Hestick, 842-6862.

DINNER MEETING of Our Lady of Peace Assembly 1184, 4th Degree, Clarksburg, 6:30 p.m., Raymon's Restaurant, Clarksburg. Meeting follows at Robert Petitto Knights of Columbus Hall, Clarksburg. Call: Joe Tiano, 622-0248.

RESERVATIONS DUE for Clarksburg Council 872, Knights of Columbus, Founder's Day dinner 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 24, Robert Petitto KOC Hall, Clarksburg. Call: Sam Veltri, 623-2764, Joe Jurick, 624-6086.

March 17 through 21

"FOOD FOR FRIENDS" Food Drive, Curves 30 Minute Fitness and Weight Loss Center, Bridgeport. Call: 848-0499.

March 17, 18, 31 and April 1

HOMEMADE EASTER egg sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Harrison County Courthouse. Sponsor: North View United Methodist Women. Orders: 622-7499, Monday through Friday.

March 17, 24 and 31

BINGO/2 for Nickel, noon-3 p.m., YWCA of Harrison County, Clarksburg. Lunch available. Call: 624-6881.

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT Class/Support Group meeting, 6:30 p.m., YWCA of Harrison County, Clarksburg. Call: Patty Martin, 623-5540.

Tuesday, March 18

CLARKSBURG-BRIDGEPORT After 5 Christian Women's Clubs of America monthly meeting, Holiday Inn-Bridgeport. Doors open 6:20 p.m., meeting, 6:45 p.m. Speaker: Sue Smedley. Call: Sharon Marshok, 623-1245.

VICTORY HIGH School Class of 1964 dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Red Caboose Restaurant, Clarksburg. Call: Sam Annie, 623-1100.

LUNCHEON MEETING of Serra Club of Clarksburg, noon, Minard's Spaghetti Inn. Speaker: Tom Papeika of Wheeling. Topic: Role of the Catholic Press in Promoting Vocations. Call: Dr. Tom Condron, 623-4984.

CENTRAL WEST Virginia Toastmasters meeting, 6:30 p.m., Sunset-Ellis Restaurant, U.S. 19 south of Shinnston. Call: Carole, 842-2826.

VERIZON TELECOM Life Member monthly meeting, noon, Ryan's Steak House, New Pointe. Call: 623-3148, 842-4731.

CLARKSBURG WOMAN'S Club monthly meeting, noon, YWCA. Charity for the month: Mustard Seed. Reservations: 623-1116.

WASHINGTON IRVING High School classes of 1946 and 1945 luncheon meeting to make plans for 2004 spring reunion, 12:30 p.m., Eat 'N Park Restaurant, Bridgeport. Call: Betty Gaston, 622-4678, Dian Hurley, 842-4288, Lucy Romano, 624-7269.

HARRISON COUNTY Board of Education statutory meeting, 5:45 p.m., followed by regular meeting, 6 p.m., Kelly-Miller Building auditorium, E.B. Saunders Way, Clarksburg.

PRAYER MEETING, Vermont Baptist Church, W.Va. 23 and Shelton Run, Salem. Time/information: Pastor John Spadafore, 782-1046.

March 18 and 25

YOGA, 6 p.m., YWCA of Harrison County. Instructor: Jeanny Kalaycioglu. Cost: $4, non-member, $3.50 member. Call: 624-6881.

Wednesday, March 19

WEST VIRGINIA Italian Heritage Festival board of directors meeting, 7 p.m., office, 309 Clark St., Glen Elk section of Clarksburg.

CARBIDE RETIREE Corps, Inc. covered-dish luncheon, West Milford Town Hall. Social, 11:30 a.m., luncheon, noon. Call: Bud Anderson, 842-2314.

ROOSEVELT-WILSON High School Class of 1946 breakfast meeting, 9:30 a.m., Ponderosa, Bridgeport. Call: "Toots" Britton, 622-0618.

SHINNSTON Community Band rehearsal, 7 p.m., Lincoln High School band room. E-mail, or Web site,

AARP CHAPTER 303 monthly meeting, 2 p.m., YWCA of Harrison County, Clarksburg. Speakers: MetLife representatives. Call: Dureen Byrd, 745-3513.

BLOOD DRIVE, noon-6 p.m., Philippi City Building. Call: (800) 732-0383.

LENTEN WORSHIP service, 12:30-12:55 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Clarksburg. Preacher: Father Bottonley, Christ Episcopal Church. Music by Presby Men. Luncheon: Broccoli-cheese soup, 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m.