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Regional Calendar of Events

Fax items for Calendar of Events to (304) 624-4188, e-mail to or mail them to The Exponent 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. The Exponent Telegram recommends readers confirm events before attending.

Today, Aug. 23 and 30

FARMERS MARKET with fresh West Virginia fruits and vegetables each Saturday, 7 a.m., YWCA parking lot, Clarksburg. Crafts and home-baked goods available. Breakfast in dining room. Vendor space available. Call: 624-6881.


WEST VIRGINIA Association of Parliamentarians 18th annual convention, Days Inn. Events begin 9 a.m. Aug. 16.

BROAD OAKS United Methodist Church Thrift Shop, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., church. Bag day Saturday.

ZONE TEEN CENTERÚCoffee House open, 7-11 p.m., Light of Life World Outreach Center, 354 W. Main St., Clarksburg. Live music, karaoke, foosball, ping-pong, bocker-ball, air hockey. Refreshments for fee. Call: 622-9400.

HOT DOG sale, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sardis Community Center.

SECOND ANNUAL Tri-County Adult Christian Singles Picnic, for ages 25-60, noon-8 p.m. rain or shine, Trinity Assembly of God fellowship hall, Fairmont. Bring covered dish. RSVP by Aug. 14. Reservations: Cheri Barker, 624-6638, Carl Jones, 367-0516, Chris Slider, 366-9885 or by e-mail:

BARBED-WIRE Mountaineers Chapter 1 American Ex-Prisoners of War covered-dish meeting, 10:30 a.m., Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center, picnic pavilion, Clarksburg.

OUTDOOR and Nature Photography Class by Dr. Bruce Edinger, Salem International University professor, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library. Bring camera. Call: Diane Davis, 627-2236.

THIRD ANNUAL J.T. Honce Memorial Poker Run, Bridgeport Fire Department. Registration: 9-11 a.m. Free T-shirt for first 125 bikers registered. Call: J.R., (304) 449-1679.

HOMESCHOOL information seminar sponsored by Covered Bridge Christian Home Educators of Barbour County, 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m., Philippi City Building. Free event, curriculum available for purchase. Call: Teresa Ward, 457-4084, Ricki Mitchell, 457-3944.

BICYCLE RODEO and Safety Training for up to 14-year-olds begins 1 p.m., West Milford Community Building. Call: 745-4371, 745-5385, 745-3131. Food available. Prizes and awards.

COMMUNITY BUILD Playground Day begins 8 a.m., Johnson Elementary School. To help install new playground equipment, call Lisa Lang, 842-7516.

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS of Harrison County Inc. sponsors spaghetti dinner, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Clarksburg. $6 adults, $3 children under 12. Take-outs available. Proceeds benefit Literacy Volunteers of Harrison County Inc. TicketsÚinformation: 624-0533.

HARRISON COUNTY Genealogy Society free genealogy computer workshop, Fairmont State's Gaston Caperton Center, Main Street, Clarksburg. Theme: "Using Family Tree Maker." Registration: 8:30 a.m.

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.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL, Stewart Chapel, 11 a.m. Ice cream, hot dogs, music. Everyone is welcome. (Located 1 mile from VA Hospital on Lost Creek Road.) Call 622-0371.

Sunday, Aug. 17

SPAGHETTI dinner to benefit Tori Clevenger, 1-5 p.m., Summit Park Baptist Church activities building. All-you-can-eat: $5 adults, $2 children. Call: 624-5431.

SMORGASBORD, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Haymond Community Center of Taylor County. $7, carryouts available. Proceeds benefit upkeep of center. Call: 265-1996, 265-4139.

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

THE GUARDIANS, a quartet from Ohio, will be in concert at 10:45 a.m., Clarksburg Church of the Nazarene, W.Va. 58, Stonewood. Call: 622-4647.

PARKVIEW CHURCH of the Nazarene Puppet Team conducts morning worship, 10:30 a.m. Call: Pastor Rodney Kincaid, 265-3928.

HOMECOMING, Coplin United Methodist Church, covered-dish lunch, 12:30 p.m., music, Psalms 150, everyone welcome. Church is 11Ú2 miles off Jarvisville Road.

HISPANIC HERITAGE and Cultural Association meeting, 3 p.m., Harrison County Senior Center, Clarksburg. Board will meet at 2:30 p.m.

BEREAVED PARENTS meeting, 1:30 p.m., Heritage Room, Bridgeport United Methodist Church, lower level doors off Worthington Drive. Contact: Karen Lang, 842-2873, or Libby Davis, 842-3640.

Monday, Aug. 18

REGISTRATION for United Technical Center's Adult Night Program begins, 3 p.m. Call: 624-3280, ext. 129 or 130 after 3 p.m., Web site, www.wvonline.comÚutcÚeve.htm

GOFF PLAZA GARDEN Club board meeting, 10 a.m., Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library, second floor. Call: Susan Shehl, 622-1946.

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

OUR LADY of Peace Assembly 1184, 4th Degree, Clarksburg, meets 6 p.m. dinner, Raymon's Restaurant. Business meeting follows, Robert Petitto Knights of Columbus Hall. Call: Joseph Tiano, 622-0248.

HARRISON COUNTY Board of Education regular meeting, 4 p.m., Kelly Miller Building auditorium.

BLOOD DRIVE, 1-6 p.m., Elkins Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, 536 Randolph Ave., Elkins. Call: (800) 732-0383.

DIMENSIONAL embroidery classes taught by Martha Offutt, 1-2:30 p.m., Southern Area Library, Lost Creek. $5 for each class. Call: Mary Tillman, 745-5428.

STONEWOOD COUNCIL meeting, 7 p.m., Council chambers.

Aug. 18 through 20

SOUTH HARRISON Middle School new student registration. Times: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 8:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Aug. 19, 8:30-11 a.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Call: 745-5582.

Aug. 18, 19, 25, 29

SOUTH HARRISON High School new student registration. Times: 1-3 p.m. Aug. 18; 9 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. on Aug. 19 and Aug. 29. Also, freshman orientation will be held 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at the school theater.

Aug. 18, 23, 25 and Sept. 6

AUDITIONS for Chanticleer Children's Chorus of West Virginia, ages 4-18. Appointment: 624-7282.

Aug. 18 and 25

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT class meets, 6 p.m., YWCA of Harrison County, Clarksburg. Call: Patty Martin, 623-5540.

Tuesday, Aug. 19

LUNCHEON MEETING of Serra Club of Clarksburg, noon, Minard's Spaghetti Inn. Speaker: Sister Mary Rebecca Fidler, RSM. Topic: How Her Ministry Has Changed People's Lives. Call: Dr. Tom Condron, 623-4984.

BPW Clarksburg dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m., Raymon's Restaurant, Clarksburg. Topic: Young careerist speak off. Call: Donna Hill, 624-1624

CENTRAL West Virginia Toastmasters meeting, 6:30 p.m., Ellis Restaurant, U.S. 19 South of Shinnston. Call: 842-2826.

FREE PUPPETEERING workshop with Kids on the Block, 9 a.m.-noon, for ages 14 and up. Lunch provided. Call: 622-8495.

PRAYER MEETING with the Rev. Max Hill, 9 a.m., W.Va. 20 south of Clarksburg. Call: 622-1038.

SHINNSTON COMMUNITY Band Rehearsal, Lincoln High School Band Room, 7 p.m., call 622-1171.

Telecom Pioneer monthly meeting noon at Eat'N Park. Speaker Amy Quinn from Literacy Volunteers. Bring unwanted items to donate to Literacy Volunteers Yard Sale. Call 623-3148 or 842-4731.

CLARKSBURG-BRIDGEPORT After 5 Christian Women's Clubs of America dinner meeting 6:45 p.m., Holiday Inn of Bridgeport. ReservationsÚinformation: Jo Ann Reed, 745-5376, Helen Lamm, 623-4708.

FREE PUPPETEERING WORKSHOP, Learn the art of Bunraku Puppetry with Kids on the Block, ages 14-up, 9 a.m.-noon, lunch provide. Training includes voice support, speaking correctly and puppet manipulation. Call 622-8495.

MENDED HEARTS Inc., Mountain State Chapter 209, August meeting, 6:30 p.m., John E. Jones Conference Center, WVU Health Sciences Center (old hospital), Morgantown. Topic: The Dean Ornish Program at WVU. Call: (304) 864-0105.

Guardians of the West Fork Watershed monthly meeting, 6:30 p.m. Marshville Community Center. Questions call 782-5214 or email

Aug. 19 and 20

REGISTRATION for new students attending Liberty High School in 2003-04 school year, 9 a.m.-noon.

Aug. 19 through 23

DODDRIDGE COUNTY Fair, Doddridge County Park. Entertainment: Emerson Drive, Friday, Cledus T. Judd, Saturday. Track events.

Aug. 19 and 26

"BREAKING BREAD: Sharing Food-Sharing Faith" luncheon service Tuesdays, First United Methodist Church, Second and Pike streets, Clarksburg. $4. Speaker: The Rev. Max Hill. Call: Don Gardner, 623-3397.

Through Aug. 20

WATER AEROBICS classes by Bridgeport Parks and Recreation Department, Bridgeport Pool. Classes 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays for five weeks. Cost: $30. Call: Joe Shuttleworth, 842-8240; fax: 842-8203; e-mail: Web site:

CLARKSBURG ROTARY Club meeting, noon, First United Methodist Church. Seaker: Robin Capehart, Republican gubernatorial candidate and former tax commissioner.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT BINGO, Salem VFW Post 9151 and Ladies Auxiliary; doors open 5:30 p.m., early birds 6 p.m., game 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 20

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

GREATER HARRISON County Public Service District monthly board meeting, 8:30 a.m., West Milford Community Center.

REGISTRATION deadline for City Parks of Clarksburg second annual River Bend Miniature Golf Tournament sponsored by Coca Cola, GolfUSA, WBOY and The Exponent Telegram, 8 a.m.-noon Aug. 23, River Bend Miniature Golf Course. $10 fee includes T-shirt, free practice round of miniature golf. Registration by Aug. 20. Call: 624-1655.

ROTARY CLUB of Clarksburg meeting noon, every Wednesday, United Methodist Church basement. Speaker: Robin Capehart, gubernatorial candidate and Abby Sparks, Clarksburg Rotary exchange student to Norway.

OPEN HOUSE at Washington Irving Middle School, 6-8 p.m., any sixth-graders or new students, along with their parents, invited. All students need to be registered by Aug. 21. Call 624-3271.

ROOSEVELT-WILSON High School Class of 1946 monthly breakfast, 9:30 a.m., Ponderosa Restaurant, Bridgeport. Call: Toots Britton, 622-5482.

REGISTRATION for new students at Bridgeport Middle School, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

FREE HEALTH screenings for seniors, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Marion County Senior Citizens Center Inc., Fairmont. Call: 366-8779.

AARP CHAPTER 303 monthly meeting, 2 p.m., YWCA of Harrison County. Guest speaker and entertainment. Call: Dureen Byrd, 745-3513.

Clergy Lectionary study, 9 a.m., at Christ Episcopal Church in Clarksburg. Contact Pastor Warren D. Wilson at 622-9725 for information.

Aug. 20 and 21

NEW STUDENT registration, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-3 p.m., Gore Middle School.

Aug. 20 through 22

2003 RAPTURE Ready Outdoor Campmeeting, 7 p.m., Lost Creek Church of God Outdoor Pavilion. Bible study and prayer time with Brother Bud Marshall, 10 a.m. each day. Call: 842-5510, 622-6270.

Aug. 20 and 27

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

Through Aug. 21

ROBERT C. BYRD High School seniors and juniors can obtain student parking permit applications, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., school office.

Thursday, Aug. 21

BOARD OF DIRECTORS of Short Line Public Service District regular monthly meeting, 7 p.m., water office, Wallace.

LIBERTY HIGH School Class of 1974 meeting to plan 30-year class reunion, 6:30 p.m., Parkette Restaurant, old Bridgeport Hill.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL open house, 3-6 p.m., Johnson Elementary School.

CLARKSBURG KIWANIS Club lunch, noon, Jim Reid's Restaurant. Speaker: Doug Coffman of United Hospital Center with proposed update. Call: Bob Harper, 623-9383.

PURPLE HEART Chapter 418 monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Ponderosa. Call: 782-2797.

BLOOD DRIVE, noon-6 p.m., Harry Green Chevrolet, Clarksburg. Call: (800) 732-0383.

SENIOR SERVICES Fair, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Harrison County Senior Center, second floor ballroom.

STONEWALL JACKSON Amateur Radio Association, monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., St. Mark's Lutheran Church, Clarksburg.

REGULAR MEETING, Harrison County Housing Authority, 3 p.m., Harrison County Courthouse, meeting room of the housing authority, fifth floor.

Friday, Aug. 22

PEACHTREE Accounting Workshop by U.S. Small Business Administration, 8:30 a.m.-noon, West Virginia Junior College, Bridgeport. $25. Call: 623-0023, e-mail,

CLARKSBURG LIONS Club meeting, noon, Minard's Restaurant. Susan Collins of Harrison County Board of Education speaking on the GEAR-UP program. Call: President Jim Whaley, 623-1987.

BLOOD DRIVE, 1-7 p.m., First Baptist Church, U.S. 119 south of Grafton. Call: (800) 732-0383.

HEPZIBAH BAPTIST CHURCH's Vacation Bible School Day Camp, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., for preschool through high-school; age 9 through high school will come back at 5 p.m. for a weiner roast, special music, a vesper service, and sleep-over. Dismissal 10 a.m. Saturday after a morning devotional by Pastor Larry Coffman and breakfast. All community children invited. Call: 622-7854.

Saturday, Aug. 23

CITY PARKS of Clarksburg hosts second annual River Bend Miniature Golf Tournament sponsored by Coca Cola, GolfUSA, WBOY and The Exponent Telegram, 8 a.m.-noon, River Bend Miniature Golf Course. $10 fee includes T-shirt, free practice round of miniature golf. Registration by Aug. 20. Call: 624-1655.

15TH ANNUAL West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival Oliverio Peppers Pasta Cook-off, Harrison County Courthouse Plaza, 2-9 p.m. featuring Dennis McClung Band from 6-9 p.m. Call 623-7300.

MEADOWBROOK Church of Christ third annual School Supply Giveaway, 9 a.m.-noon, church. Call: Ed Conch, 622-0490.

RESERVATIONS taken for Day TripÚCass Railroad sponsored by the YWCA. Bus leaves parking lot, noon, for evening dinner train ride on Cass Railroad. Call: 624-6881.

WEST VIRGINIA Black Heritage Festival kick-off luncheon sponsored by Outback Steakhouse, Clarksburg City Park, Nutter Fort. Fashions modeled by youth. Cost: $20. TimeÚticketsÚcontributionsÚinformation: WV Black Heritage Festival, Inc., PO Box 1614, Clarksburg, WV 26301-1614.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, Son Harvest, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., ages 3-15, Swisher Hill Union Mission Church, U.S. 19 north of Worthington. Call Julie at (304) 449-1074.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL Teen Bash, Upshur County Recreation Park, located behind Buckhannon-Upshur High School, from 8-11 p.m. Games, prizes and DJ throughout the evening. Advanced tickets, $5; tickets at the door, $8. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For advanced tickets or further information, contact the pool at 472-5310 or e-mail

Aug. 23-24

45TH ANNUAL W.Va. American Radio Relay League Convention, Jackson's Mill. Featured speaker: Riley Hollingsworth, special counsel with the FCC's enforcement bureau (he will conduct a two-hour FCC forum beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday). Call Hal Turley, (304) 736-2790, or via e-mail at