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JUDSON Baptist Church Camp for all denominations, Selbyville. Call: Dick Miller, 842-6117.

LEWIS COUNTY Fair, Jackson's Mill Airstrip. Gates open 9 a.m. Call: Liza Johnson, (304) 269-4553; e-mail,

SONG AND WORSHIP service, 7 p.m., Century Community Church, Century No. 1. Call: Pastor Mildred Endrizzi, (304) 457-1576.

BLOOD DRIVE, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Mid-Atlantic Regional Council of Carpenters training room, Bridgeport. Call: (800) 732-0383.

NORTH CENTRAL West Virginia Parkinson Patient & Family Support Group monthly meeting, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Eat 'N Park Restaurant, Bridgeport. Guest speaker: Sharon Hussion from Clarksburg Beauty Academy. Call: Tracey Robertson, 363-1028.

NASCAR Spectacular, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Clarksburg Wal-Mart. Ten cars on display. Donation accepted. Food available for fee. Proceeds benefit WVU Children's Hospital. Shuttle service offered from old Lowe's building.

FOURTH ANNUAL Fraternal Order of Police Mountaineer Lodge 78 Golf Tournament, Clarksburg Country Club. Shotgun start, 1 p.m.; check-ins, noon. Entry fee: $220 a team, $55 a person. Call: Rick Barnhart, 584-5830.

SECOND ANNUAL Victory High School Homecoming, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Harrison County 4-H Center, U.S. 19 south of Clarksburg. Call: Sam Annie, 623-1100.

Front Porch Concert, featuring Meridian, 7 p.m. rain or shine, Fort New Salem, U.S. 50, 12 miles west of Clarksburg. $6 adults, $4.50 students, $1.50 ages 6-12, senior and group rates. Call: Carol A. Schweiker, 782-5245.

FORT NEW SALEM Old-time Summertime Social, admission free, 1-5 p.m., Fort New Salem, U.S. 50, 12 miles west of Clarksburg. Call: Carol Schweiker, 782-5245.

Fort New Salem Foundation get-together for new members and old friends from 5:30-7 p.m., Fort New Salem, U.S. 50, 12 miles west of Clarksburg. Call: Carol A. Schweiker, 782-5245

FARMERS Market sponsored by GCA/YWCA opens 7 a.m., YWCA parking lot, 305 Washington Ave. Vendor set-up, 6:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch available. Vendor/farmer spots: 624-6881.

INSIDE SALE and hot dog sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Lighthouse Chapel, Old Davisson Run Road, Clarksburg.

Through July 27

53RD ANNUAL West Virginia State Gospel Singing Convention, Mt. Nebo, south of Summersville. Times: 1:45-6:45 and 7 p.m. July 26. Free-will offering. Camping and food available. Call: (304) 872-1977.

Sunday, July 27

BLENDING VOICES from Buckhannon guest singers at Mission of Faith Church in Big Isaac, 2 p.m. Call: Pastor John Hart Jr., 782-1075.

FREE CARNIVAL sponsored by Salvation Army, 1-3 p.m., 1000 South Chestnut St., Clarksburg. Call: 622-2360.

AL-ANON meeting, 7 p.m., St. Mark's Lutheran Church, U.S. 19 south of Clarksburg. Call: Nancy, 624-6038.

July 27 through 31

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN Church Vacation Bible School, 6-8:15 p.m., 175 W. Main St., Clarksburg. Theme: "A Hero's Journey." Call: Terra Mitchell, 622-6831.

DUFF STREET United Methodist Church annual Vacation Bible School, 6-8:30 p.m., 400 Duff Ave., Stealey section of Clarksburg. Theme: "S.C.U.B.A."

Monday, July 28

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

HOT DOG sale, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Salem Church of God fellowship building, 119 State St., Eat in or take out. Delivery available. Call: 782-3070.

CLARKSBURG LIONS Club board meeting, noon, Minard's restaurant. Call: President Jim Whaley, 623-1987.

WEST MILFORD Lions Club hosts East Lewis Lions Club for covered-dish picnic, 6:30 p.m., Watters Smith State Park. Call: 745-3176.

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

WOMEN OF THE MOOSE, Clarksburg Chapter 409, bi-monthly meeting, 7 p.m. at Loyal Order of Moose No. 52 Lodge, 150 W. Main St., Clarksburg.

Wallace Lions Club monthly meeting in the city park. As a project for the year, the club will renovate the city park. Club members are asking that community members help with this project of painting and cleanup. Club members will be there at 6 p.m.

SHINNSTON CITY COUNCIL, special meeting, to name city manager, followed by regular work session. Open to the public. Starting at 7 p.m.; at Council chambers, 43 Bridge St., Shinnston.

July 28 and 29

AARP DRIVER Safety Program for seniors 50 and above, Barbour County Senior Center, Philippi. Registration: (304) 457-4545.

July 28 through Aug. 1

VACATION BIBLE School at the Salvation Army for ages 4 and over, 1000 South Chestnut St. Theme: "Treasures of the Nile." Call: 622-2360.

"LIGHTHOUSE Kids ... Shining God's Light" Vacation Bible School, 6-9 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Clarksburg. Games, learning experiments, new songs, snacks. Kindergarten through 5th-grade students welcome. Middle school and adult classes offered.

"TREASURE HUNT" Bible School, 7-9 p.m., Wallace First Baptist Church. Cookout, 7 p.m. Call: Kim Blake, 796-4957.

ST. MARK'S Lutheran and Christ Episcopal churches plan Vacation Bible School, 9:30 a.m.-noon, St. Mark's church. Nursery available. Call: 624-6138, 622-3694.

Tuesday, July 29

PRAYER MEETING with Pastor Chelsey Noel Jr., 9 a.m., Clarksburg Church of God, Liberty Addition. Call: 842-5510.

PUBLIC HEARING for Harrison County Board of Education, 6 p.m., Harden Elementary School.

Mass and recitation of the Rosary for an increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious life, 6:30 p.m. in chapel of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Center, Stonewood. Celebrant will be Fr. Casey Mahone, chaplain of the Serra Club of Clarksburg. Call 623-4984.

Wednesday, July 30

BIRTHDAY DINNER with covered dish for Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary, 6:30 p.m., 124 W. Pike St., Clarksburg. Bingo benefits Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center.

MARINE CORPS League D.H.L. Detachment 981 meets 7 p.m., VFW Post 573. Applications: Commandant Rick Shuman, 203-0644, Senior Vice Harold Wilson, 842-5846.

MONTHLY birthday party, noon, Kinley Cafe, Harrison County Senior Citizens Center Inc., Clarksburg. Call: 623-6795.

LUNCH AND LEARN hosted by YWCA of Harrison County, 11:30 a.m., YWCA. $4. Topic: Alzheimer's Association of Morgantown. Reservations: 624-6881.

INSPECTOR MECHANIC Class for state motor vehicles inspections, 9 a.m., Gore Technical Institute. For information, call Grafton State Police Office, 265-6101, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Public hearing for Harrison County Board of Education, 6 p.m., Salem Middle School.

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

ROTARY CLUB meeting, noon, Larry Mazza to speak on the Clarksburg 10K and about the Power 3 l0K series. Larry is chairman of The Greater Clarksburg 10K Run.

AL-ANON meeting, 8 p.m., Christ Episcopal Parish, 123 S. 6th St., Clarksburg. Contact: Peg, 623-9156.

Thursday, July 31

CLARKSBURG KIWANIS Club meeting, noon, Jim Reid's Restaurant, Nutter Fort. Honored guests: Boys' State, Girls' State, YMCA Leadership Camp Horseshoe attendees and W. Obed Poling Scholarship winner. Call: Bob Harper, 623-9383.

COMBINED FEDERAL Campaign meeting, 9 a.m., Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center to discuss upcoming campaign issues. Call: United Way of Harrison County, 624-6337.

VICTORY HIGH School Class of 1949 monthly luncheon, noon, Clarksburg Country Club. Call: Dave Ferrado, 622-7776, Argyle Shingleton, 622-3198, Duane Daniels, 592-3277; e-mail:

FRATERNAL ORDER of Eagles Aerie meeting, 8 p.m., 124 W. Pike St., Clarksburg.

QUEEN ESTHER Chapter 11, Order of the Eastern Star, meets 7:30 p.m., Masonic Temple. Date changed from July 24. Call: 842-3062.

PUBLIC HEARING for Harrison County Board of Education, 6 p.m., Gore Middle School.

July 31 through Aug. 2

ANNUAL West Virginia Blackberry Festival, Nutter Fort. Call: 622-3206, (304) 657-0840.

Friday, Aug. 1

CLARKSBURG LIONS Club meeting, noon, Minard's restaurant. Topic: "Youth." Speaker: Jenna Oja, exchange student from Finland. Call: President Jim Whaley, 623-1987.

BLOOD DRIVE, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Davis Memorial Hospital classroom, Elkins. Call: (800) 732-0383.

West Virginia Blackberry Festival first Blackberry Pie or Blackberry Cobbler Baking Contest application and entry fees due. Judging noon, Aug. 2. Fee: $10. Mail application/fee: Blackberry Festival Baking Contest, P.O. Box 8088, Nutter Fort, WV 26301-8088.

VENDOR SPACE deadline for United Way's 13th annual Greatest Garage Sale on Earth, Aug. 9, Spruce Street Parking Garage, downtown Morgantown. Call: (304) 296-7525.

HARRISON COUNTY Genealogical Society monthly meeting, 10 a.m., Waldomore, second floor. Call: 623-0222.

Aug. 1 and 2

YARD SALE by Lumberport Lions Club, Lumberport Pharmacy.

Saturday, Aug. 2

Trunk Show at Fort New Salem, 1-5 p.m. Artisans demonstrate hand-made Appalachian basket making and hand-carved ducks. Call: Carol A. Schweiker, 782-5245.

CAR CLINIC for single mothers, 1-3 p.m., Vineyard World Outreach Ministries. Free oil change. Appointment: 884-6572.

CITY PARKS of Clarksburg Dance Program and Fancy Double Youth Cloggers present "Celebrate Summer," 7:30 p.m., Clarksburg Rec Center. Bring lawn chair. Call: Kim, 203-5596.

JUDGING for WV Blackberry Festival First Blackberry Pie or Blackberry Cobbler Baking contest, noon. Entries must be at Clarksburg City Park by 10 a.m.

ANNUAL Philip Barbour High School Band Yard Sale, Philippi Foodland, U.S. 250 south of Philippi. Times: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 1, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 2. Proceeds benefit band's trip to Washington, D.C. in May.

VICTORY HIGH School Class of 1964 breakfast meeting, 9:30 a.m., Cottage Corner II Restaurant, Salem. Call: 623-1100.

YARD SALE with flea market and crafts, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Jane Lew Town Market. Vendors set up 8 a.m. Spaces: $10. Breakfast, lunch, beverages available. Rain date: Aug. 9. Call: 884-7885, 884-7085, 884-7910, 884-8173.

ANNUAL CHICKEN supper and bazaar sponsored by St. Boniface Altar Society, 4:30-7 p.m., church, W.Va. 33 west of Camden. $7 adults, $3.50 ages 5-12, under 5 free. Call: Arlene Pope, 269-2160.

SALEM CITYWIDE yard sale, 9 a.m., Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and the Valley Street Association, Salem Depot Park and other Salem locations. Call: Norma, 782-3511.

WEST VIRGINIA Blackberry Festival Blackberry Pie/Blackberry Cobbler Baking Contest, noon, Clarksburg City Park, Nutter Fort. Call: Linda Griffith, 622-7110, Crystal Barker, 622-1168.

HARRISON COUNTY Chapter of WVU Mountaineer Parents' Club annual Summer Send-Off, 2-3:30 p.m., picnic shelter behind Nutter Fort Elementary School. Call: Peg, 623-9156.

CRAFTERS needed for Monongahfest. Call: Nellie Haught, 534-3848.

THIRD ANNUAL Shinnston city-wide yard sale. Map listing, $5. Call: Vaughn or Nilah Haggerty, 592-5559.

VETERANS OF THE Oil & Gas Industries, monthly meeting, social hour 11 a.m., luncheon at noon, Jane Lew Family Restaurant, Jane Lew.

SONG SERVICE 7 p.m., Son Shine Fellowship, Sawyers Run, Salem. Call: Pastor Nelson McClain, 782-1584.