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Regional Calendar of Events

March 13 through March 15

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

March 13

HARRISON COUNTY Board of Education special board meeting at 9 a.m. in the auditorium of the board office, 408 E.B. Saunders Way, Clarksburg. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss personnel and personnel matters.

RHODODENDRON Unit of Parliamentarians meets at 4:30 p.m. at Waldomore. For more information: 622-4350.

WOMAN'S CLUB of Shinnston meets at 6:30 p.m. at the clubhouse. Covered-dish dinner with husband/guest invited to attend. Speaker: Dr. David R. Franke. For more information: 592-0859.

DEMOCRAT Women meet at 7 p.m. at Clarksburg American Legion Post. All members urged to attend as plans will be made for the Meet Your Candidate event to be held March 26 at the American Legion.

HOMEMADE Easter eggs available for purchase in the lobby of the Harrison County Courthouse from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

REGULAR MONTHLY board meeting of the Harrison County Solid Waste Authority at 6 p.m. in Room 113 of the Harrison County Courthouse. Meetings to be held on the second Monday of the month for the next three months.

WOMEN of the Moose, Clarksburg Chapter No. 409, meet at 7 p.m. at the Loyal Order of Moose No. 52 Lodge, 150 W. Main St., Clarksburg.

WEST MILFORD Lions Club bi-monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the West Milford Community Center. Program chairman: Sid Jett. For more information: 745-5354.

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

NATIONAL SOCIETY of Daughters of the American Revolution meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center for a luncheon. 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.

Today through March 19

AMERICAN CANCER Society to hold its annual Daffodil Days sale. Choose fresh-cut blooms or potted bulbs. Proceeds go 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.; Kroger 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-Barbour Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to hold a forum at 6:30 p.m. at the West Milford Community Building. MADD members will question candidates for the third Harrison County circuit judge position. The public is welcome to attend.

BRIDGEPORT High School parent-teacher conference from 3-6 p.m. at the school. All parents invited to attend. Appointments not necessary.

NUTTER FORT Elementary PTA hosts "Meet Your Board of Education Candidate Night" at 7 p.m. at Nutter Fort Elementary. Refreshments served.

LECTURE and slide presentation on "Jackson, Longstreet and Randolph: Appalachian Sons in Living History" at 7 p.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse, Bridgeport. Host: Stonewall Jackson Civil War Roundtable in cooperation with West Virginia Agribusiness Council, Jennings Randolph Recognition Project and General James Longstreet Recognition Project. For more information: 622-8000.

SALEM MIDDLE School final parent-teacher conference from 3-6 p.m. at the school. Parents' attendance encouraged. No appointment necessary.

COMBINED regular and annual meeting for members of the Benedum Airport Authority at 3 p.m. in the Terminal Building, Benedum Airport, Bridgeport.

FRIENDS of Robert C. Byrd High School football meet at 7 p.m. at Mother Goose Land, Nutter Fort. Monthly meetings held on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information: Dick Welch at 622-2932.

FINAL parent-teacher conference of the year from 3-6 p.m. at Liberty High School. Not necessary to schedule an appointment.

SOPHOMORE class ring orders to be taken for Robert C. Byrd High School students from 3-7 p.m. in the school's cafeteria.

LIVING HISTORY program at 7 p.m. at Ponderosa Steakhouse, Bridgeport. Sponsors: Heritage Preservation Committee and Stonewall Jackson Civil War Roundtable.

SUMMIT PARK Public Service District holds its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. in the district office on Coal Street, Summit Park.

HARRISON COUNTY Association of Retired School Employees meets 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 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 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 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.

WCTU meeting at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church.

March 14 through April 11

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

Wednesday, March 15

HARRISON County Board of Education holds special board meeting at 9 a.m. in the auditorium of the board office, 408 E.B. Saunders Way, Clarksburg. Personnel and personnel matters will be discussed.

MEETING of the United Methodist Women of United Methodist Temple at 7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. For more information: 623-1921.

ROOSEVELT-WILSON High School Class of 1946 meets for monthly breakfast at 9:30 a.m. at Ponderosa restaurant, Bridgeport. For more information: Toots Britton at 622-0618.

LUNCHEON meeting of Serra Club of Clarksburg at noon at Minard's Spaghetti Inn. Speaker: Father Hilarion V. Cann. Topic: "Back to Basics." For more information: 842-8831.

GLEN ELK Village Development Association holds regular meeting at 9 a.m. in the new section of Glen Elk Gardens.

"SPRING HOME FANTASIES" luncheon sponsored by Fairmont Christian Women's Club from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Fairmont Field Club, 1609 Country Club Road, Fairmont. Luncheon: $9.50 a person. Nursery provided. Special feature: Josephine Guido, interior decorator, will show those attending how to brighten up walls and windows for spring. Special music: Patricia Carpenter. For reservations: by noon March 13 for luncheon and nursery. Sack lunch should be provided for each child. Call 363-7455 or 367-1343.

RESERVATION deadline today for Salvation Army's annual civic dinner to be held at 6 p.m. March 20 at the Harrison County Senior Center, second floor. Tickets: $10 each. For reservations: 622-2360.

WEST VIRGINIA Italian Heritage Festival holds monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the Papa Jim and Emily LaRosa Home, 309 Clark St., Clarksburg.

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 Farmers Market, Route 33, Weston. Instructor: John Jett, WVU Extension Service. For more information: Lewis County Extension office at 269-4660 or Central W.Va. Farmers 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.

March 15 through 17 and 19

REVIVAL at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Clarksburg with Pastor J.O. Purcell of Lakeland, Fla. Times: 7 p.m. March 15-17 and 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. March 19. Nursery available and childrens' ministry each night. For more information: Church office at 622-3584 or www.garbc.org.

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

HARRISON COUNTY Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will meet at 7 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. All members are urged to attend. For more information: Allen Lee at 623-2335.

NEWCOMERS meeting from 10 a.m.-noon at Benedum Civic Center, Bridgeport. Election of officers will be held.

NORWOOD Elementary School Hall of Fame ceremony honoring graduates at 11:50 a.m. at Norwood Elementary in Stonewood.

SALEM Lions Club meet at 6:30 p.m. at Cottage Corner TOO.

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.

Friday, March 17

ANNUAL 4-H spring dance from 7-9 p.m. at the 4-H Center. Live D.J. Sponsor: Wilsonburg New Horizons 4-H Club. Grades: 4-8 welcome. Admission: $3.

MEETING of Omega Shrine No. 15, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple. Annual reposts will be given and an election of officers will be held. Refreshments will be served.

GOOD HOPE 4-H Club holds annual spaghetti and hoagie dinner from 4-7 p.m. at New Bethel United Methodist Church, Good Hope. Eat in or carry out. Cost: $6 for adults, $3 for children 8 and under.

March 17 and 18

PRODUCTION -- Robert C. Byrd High School Theatre Department's production of "Playing for Time" performed in the school's theatre. Time: 7:30 p.m. each day. Cost: $5. For more information: Theatre department at 624-3557.

Saturday, March 18

AUCTION begins at 10 a.m. at Salem National Guard parking lot to benefit youth baseball leagues.

ALLOHAK COUNCIL annual recognition dinner at Philip's Restaurant, Glen Elk. Registration at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. Price: $20 per person. Program includes: Presentation of Silver Beaver, Quality Districts, Quality Council, recognition of 1999 class of Eagle scouts and additional recognitions.

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

ANNUAL BUCKWHEAT Feed sponsored by Bridgeport Kiwanis Club from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. at Benedum Civic Center, Bridgeport. Cost: $4 per person. Children 6 years of age and under eat free. Proceeds will be used to help fund youth activities in Bridgeport.

KID'S CLUB meeting at 2 p.m. at Sears Court, Meadowbrook Mall. Any child under age of 12 who is interested in joining the club is encouraged to attend.

UNITED WOMEN of Christ Church United Methodist in Adamston sponsor cream chicken and biscuit dinner from 4-7 p.m. at the church. Tickets can be purchased at the door or from a church member for $5 for adults, $3 for children.

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 22 and 27 at the Harrison County Senior Center. Advance registration required. 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

MONTCLAIRE STRING Quarter performs at 4 p.m. at the West Virginia Center for Choral Arts, 508 East Pike St., Clarksburg. For more information: 624-7282.

SHAMROCK steak dinner from noon-3 p.m. at Salem Seventh Day Baptist Church, 171 East Main St., Salem. Price: $6 adults, $3, children under 12. Eat in or carry out.

PRESENTATION -- Salem Police Chief Todd Howe gives a presentation about the Harrison County Junior Police Academy at 3 p.m. at the Sardis Community Center. Interested parents and youth invited. Refreshments will be served.

SPELTER Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary sponsors baked steak dinner from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Spelter Methodist Church. Eat in or carry out. Delivery available. For more information: 622-4255.

MEETING of Harrison County Historical Society at 2:30 p.m. at Amy Roberts Vance House, 123 West Main St., Clarksburg. The society will have an open house once a week during the month of April in conjunction with the City of Clarksburg's Millennium celebration.

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.

LINCOLN HIGH School Band Boosters host a turkey dinner from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the high school cafeteria. Tickets: $6 for adults, $3 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 592-2248 or 584-4098. Proceeds will support the band trip to the Fiesta-Val Band competition in Wiliamsburg, Va., in April.

March 19 and April 25

APPLICATIONS -- Fairmont State College School of Fine Arts accepts applications for music scholarships, available to students beginning in the 2000-2001 school year. For more information: Professor John Schooley, chairman of Scholarship Auditions, 367-4169, or e-mail at jschooley@mail.fscwv.edu.

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

ANNUAL CIVIC dinner of The Salvation Army at 6 p.m. on the second floor of the Harrison County Senior Center, 500 West Main St., Clarksburg. Tickets: $10 each. For reservations by March 15: 622-2360.

GENERAL meeting for parents of Lumberport Middle School children attending Family Life classes March 27-31. Meeting at 7 p.m. in LMS auditorium. Classes taught by Harrison County school nurses.

HOMEMADE Easter eggs available for purchase in the lobby of the Harrison County Courthouse from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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.

March 20, 22, 24 and 27

AFTER-SCHOOL Science Enrichment program for seventh and eighth graders from 4:15-5:15 p.m. in room 104 of Hunt-Haught Hall, Fairmont State College. Sponsor: Fairmont State College School of Science and Mathematics. Theme: "Creatures: Great and Small." For registration or more information: Dr. Rayman Richardson at 367-4177.

Through March 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.

Tuesday, March 21

HARRISON COUNTY chapter of Challenge West Virginia meets at 7 p.m. at the Lost Creek Community Building. Topic: "Small community schools are needed and can survive." Interested PTA, PTO groups and the public are encouraged to attend.

LINCOLN HIGH School Jazz Band Festival at 7 p.m. at the school. Tickets: $4 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens. Performing bands: Lumberport and Washington Irving middle schools, Bridgeport, Liberty, Robert C. Byrd, South Harrison and Lincoln high schools. The Directors' Band will also perform.

REGULAR meeting of Harrison County Board of Education at 6 p.m. in auditorium of Kelly-Miller Building.

HOMEMADE Easter eggs available for purchase in the lobby of the Harrison County Courthouse from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

WOMAN'S CLUB of Clarksburg meets at noon at First United Methodist Church, Clarksburg. Program will be an afternoon with Steven Foster. For more information: 592-2704.

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.

CARBIDE RETIREE Corps, Inc. hold quarterly meeting at West Milford Town Hall. Social period and refreshments, 1:30 p.m. Meeting at 2 p.m. Invocation by Tom Mitchell. Program by Fred Smart, director of Emergency Services of Harrison County. For more information or transportation: 842-2314, 842-2058, 842-2086 or 842-7974.

March 22 and 23

KINDERGARTEN registration at North View Elementary School for the 2000-2001 school year. Registration 8:30-11:30 both days. To schedule appointment, call the school office at 624-3241.

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 through 26

REVIVAL at 7:30 p.m. each day at United Evangelistic Mission Church, West Milford. Guest speaker: The Rev. Curti Davis. Pastor: The Rev. William "Bill" Lanham.

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

FREE infant and preschool assessment screening for Taylor County children birth through four years from 8:20-11:30 a.m. at Flemington Elementary School. For appointment or more information: John Stallings at 265-2497, ext. 23 or Gatha Costilow at 265-2497, ext. 26. Sponsor: Taylor County Board of Education and various county agencies.

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

NORWOOD PTA carnival and craft show from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Norwood Elementary in Stonewood. Face painting, tattoos, cake walk, Pokemon trading, door prizes, raffles, 50/50 drawings, food, additional games, crafters, entertainment.

NORTH CENTRAL West Virginia Parkinson Patient and Family Support Group meets at 1 p.m. at Damon's Restaurant, Bridgeport. For more information: Tracey Robertson at 363-1028.

BENEFIT gospel sing begins at 6:30 p.m. at Gilmer County Recreation Center. Donations taken at the door. Proceeds will be used for the new Senior Center building.

SoFRUIT PRUNING demonstration begins at 10 a.m. at the farm of John and Inge Mann at Valley Chapel, Lewis County. For more information:" Lewis County Extension Service at 269-4660.

DISCUSSION -- Jim Minutelli from the American Red Cross discusses the purposes and benefits of the American Red Cross at 2 p.m. at the Sardis Community Center. Refreshments will be served.

FUND-RAISING concert featuring "Rick `K' and The Allnighters" at 7:30 p.m. at School Square, Shinnston. Tickets available at Shinnston City Hall for $5 per person. Proceeds benefit the D.A.R.E. program at Big Elm Elementary School. Sponsor: Shinnston Police Department and area businesses. For more information: Police department at 592-2121.

SALEM Methodist Women hold annual lenten breakfast at 10 a.m. at Salem Methodist Church, Main Street, Salem. Breakfast served at 10 a.m. Guest speaker: Mrs. Monia Christa of Martinsburg. For reservations: Elizabeth Christie at 782-3029 or Helen Meek at 782-3010 no later than March 17.

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

ROAST BEEF dinner sponsored by Jane Lew Lions Club from noon-3 p.m. at the Jane Lew Fire Department. Price: $6 adults, $3 children.

LUMBERPORT Community Center sponsors rigatoni dinner to raise money for a new heating and air conditioning system at the Lumberport Community Center, George Street, Lumberport. Dinner from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Price: $5 adults, $3 for children under 6. Take outs available.

SINGLE MINGLE and dance at Westchester Village, 1825 Locust Ave., Fairmont. Doors open at 7 p.m., dance from 7:30-11 p.m. Top 40s, oldies, country dance music with 92.7 WVHF's Bill Mahoney. Informal dress, door prizes. Admission: $7. For more information: 624-1100 or e-mail wvsingles@aol.com.

TALENT FOR CHRIST night at East View United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. at the church. A celebration of God-given talents will be presented. For more information or to sign up: 622-6665.

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.

HOMEMADE Easter eggs available for purchase in the lobby of the Harrison County Courthouse from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 28

CONCERT -- Harrison County All County Cadet and All County Senior High Band concert in conjunction with Music in Our Schools Month 2000 at Robert C. Byrd High School's theatre. Theme: "Make Music America 2000." Time: Doors open at 7 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door.

NEW LIFE Baptist Fellowship in Bridgeport hosts Red Cross blood drive from noon-6 p.m. at the church. For more information: Chris Talton at 203-0937.

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.

HARRISON COUNTY Right to Life meeting at 7 p.m. at the Life Choice Center, old Roosevelt-Wilson High School in Nutter Fort. For more information: 622-4653.

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.

HOMEMADE Easter eggs available for purchase in the lobby of the Harrison County Courthouse from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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.

March 30 and 31, April 1

BRIDGEPORT HIGH School presents the Broadway musical, Brigadoon, at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets may be purchased in advance from the school, or on the nights of the performances at the box office.

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.

CURVES FOR WOMEN conducts food drive to benefit Criss-Cross at 105 Steele St., Bridgeport. Non-perishable food items should be dropped off at Curves Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-noon and 3:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 31

THEATRE West Virginia presents special performance of "The Last Hanging in Pike County" at 7 p.m. at Grafton High School's auditorium. Price: $5 adults, $3 for students. For more information: 265-3046.

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

PANCAKE and sausage breakfast from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the West Milford Community Center. Price: $5 adults, $3 children under 12. Food basket drawing will be held. Sponsor: West Milford Lions Club. Proceeds will benefit the Lion's sight programs.

SPRING 2000 Arts and Crafts show from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Farmington Community Building. Sponsor: Farmington Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. All proceeds benefit FVFD. Free admission. For more information: Charlotte Kovar at 825-6180.

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.

HOMEMADE Easter eggs available for purchase in the lobby of the Harrison County Courthouse from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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.

Monday, April 3

HOMEMADE Easter eggs available for purchase in the lobby of the Harrison County Courthouse from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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.

PRESENTATION -- Pat Musick, Celtic design artist, will make a presentation from 9-10 a.m. in the Robert C. Byrd High School large group instruction room.

MAXINE OLSON presents History of Irish Dance at 3 p.m. at the Gaston Caperton Center in Clarksburg, as part of Fairmont State College's annual Kestral Festiva. For more information: Mary Stewart at 367-4896. CE credit for teachers available.

April 6 through 9

REVIVAL at 7 p.m. at East View United Methodist Church. The Rev. Maurice Lewis will speak each day. Singing offered daily.

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.

PROGRAM, "Riders of the Orphan Train" will be presented at 3 p.m. at the Fairmont State College Gaston Caperton Center in Clarksburg, as part of FSC's annual Kestral Festival. Groups wishing to attend should contact Mary Stewart at 367-4896.

PRESENTATION -- Mick Maloney, folklore professor from Villanova University makes a presentation for students from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lincoln High School in Shinnston.

POET and journalist, Katie Donavan from Dublin, Ireland, makes a presentation to students at Bridgeport High School from 11:50 a.m.-1:20 p.m.

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.

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.

Saturday, April 8

HOMEMADE Easter eggs available for purchase in the lobby of the Harrison County Courthouse from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

April 8 and 9

10TH ANNUAL Bunny Land Craft Show from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Robert C. Byrd High School. Free admission, food, door prizes, 100 craft tables, handicapped accessible. For more information: 622-7994.

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.

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

HOMEMADE Easter eggs available for purchase in the lobby of the Harrison County Courthouse from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

MEET THE CANDIDATES night at Meadowbrook Mall from 7-9 p.m. Sponsor: Harrison County Chamber of Commerce and the mall. Candidates will have booths set up around the mall.

Tuesday, April 11

ALPHA DELTA Kappa (Beta Chapter) holds joint meeting with Alpha Upsilon and Delta Kappa Gamma at Philip's Restaurant. Social hour at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m.

Through April 12

LENTEN services at First Presbyterian Church in Clarksburg every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Soup and sandwich luncheon each week for $2.50. For more information: church office at 622-6831.

April 12 through 15

PRODUCTION -- Fairmont State College's Masquers production of "The Shadow Box" at 7:30 p.m. each day in the Wallman Hall Theatre. For reservations: 367-4240.

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.

Friday, April 14

HOMEMADE Easter eggs available for purchase in the lobby of the Harrison County Courthouse from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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.

Through April 15

GLENVILLE STATE College accounting majors participate in Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program by providing basic tax return and preparation services in the Robert F. Kidd Library. Sessions: 12:15-2:45 p.m. and 4:15-5:45 p.m. For more information: Cheryl McKinney, vice president for Student Life: 462-4114 or cmckinney@glenville.edu.

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.

Monday, April 17

LADIES PHILOPTOCHOS of St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church sponsors bake sale beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Harrison County Courthouse. Easter break and baklava will be available.

April 17 through 21

CAMP -- Harrison County YMCA Spring Day Camp for children ages 3-15. Supervision from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Camp activities from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. To register a child or for more information: Harrison County YMCA at 623-3303.

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

SIGHT CONSERVATION Day observed by West Milford Lions Club. Club members will be accepting donations for the West Virginia Lions sight programs from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. at Eastpointe Kroger.

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.

Thursday, April 27

STONEWALL JACKSON Amateur Radio Association hosts a ham and soup bean dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Mark's Lutheran Church. All current HAMS are invited. Cost: $3. Reservations are required and should be sent to SJARA, P.O. Box 752, Clarksburg, WV, 26302.

Friday, April 28

PRE-RACE PARTY for MCM 2000 begins at 5 p.m. behind Texas Roadhouse in the Quality Farm and Country parking area. Admission: $5 per person. Mini-styled NASCAR best customized contest, fastest pit crew contest, best dressed team contest, door prizes, auction. Sponsor: Texas Roadhouse. Proceeds benefit Genesis Youth Center. For more information: Genesis at 622-1907.

Saturday, April 29

GENESIS YOUTH Center presents the MCM 2000, a mini-styled NASCAR grand prix from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Newpointe Plaza in front of the Staples parking area. Free to public. Grand stand, refreshments.

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.

WEST UNION Fireman's Pageant at 2 p.m. at Doddridge County High School's auditorium. For more information: Jackie LeBel at 873-1108 or Bridgette Greaver at 873-2916.

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, May 25

LUNCHEON to induct new officers for the Newcomers Club from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Jim Reid's Restaurant, Nutter Fort.

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.

June 25 through July 1

CONFERENCE -- West Virginia 4-H members entering 9th grade meet at WVU Jackson' Mill. Cost: $150. For more information or registration: Lewis County Extension office at 269-4660.

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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