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VACATION BIBLE School at United Methodist Temple, corner of Sycamore and Locust avenues, Clarksburg. Friday, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Lunch provided.

FOOT OF The Dam Jam X, a live music event at Grafton City Park, Park View, directly under the dam. Times: Friday, 5-8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 1-8 p.m. Cost: Friday, $6; Saturday, $10. Free camping. For more information: Sandy Poling, Pat Braddock, 265-1951 or Skip Mason, 265-5621.

"THE ARACOMA Story" at 8:30 p.m. at Chief Logan State Park, Logan. For more information: 752-0253 or e-mail at

CONCERT -- Country music group Rascal Flatts performs fund-raising concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Lincoln High School parking lot, Shinnston. Tickets in advance: $10 adults, $7 students. Gate price: $15 adults, $12 students. Sponsor: Shinnston Police Department. Proceeds benefit Big Elm Elementary D.A.R.E. program. For more information: Shinnston Police Department at 592-2121.

REDISCOVER SHINNSTON Days in downtown. Parade at noon. Concert at 1:30 p.m. Community picnic, flea market and sales. For more information: Walter Post at 592-0286.

GOLF TOURNAMENT at Clarksburg Country Club. Registration: 12:30-1:30 p.m. Putting contest: 1 p.m. Tee-off (shotgun start): 2 p.m. For more information: Rick Barnhart at 584-5830; Fairmont State College Campus Police at 367-4157; Salem Police Department at 782-1313. Sponsor: Fraternal Order of Police, Mountaineer Lodge No. 78,

FAIRVIEW High School Millennium Celebration at Knights of Columbus, Fairmont. Social hour: 5 p.m.; dinner: 6 p.m.; dance: 9 p.m.-midnight. For more information: Donna Merico Weir at 278-7544, or P.O. Box 100, Grant Town, WV, 26574-0100.

MEADOWBROOK MALL Cheerleading Competition 10 a.m. at Sears Court in the mall.

CHAPERONED TRIP to Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky, Ohio. Cost: $70 per person, includes one Funday-Ride-All-Day park ticket, round-trip bus ticket, catered meal at park. Under 16 must be accompanied by parent. Seats limited. Sponsor: Harrison County Parks and Recreation Commission. For more information: HCPRC 624-8619.

FAIRMONT GENERAL Hospital School of Nursing alumni dinner at Marino's Restaurant. Social hour, 6 p.m.; buffet, 7 p.m. Cost: $25 per person. For more information: 363-8366 or 366-3479.

WEST VIRGINIA Mobile Eye Screening Unit will be at Rediscover Shinnston Days from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., sponsored by the Lumberport Lions Club. For information 783-5381.

DINNER EVENING with Biselli Pasta begins at 6:30 p.m. at Adaland Mansion, Philippi. Cost: $20. Karen Vuranch appears as Emma Edmands, Civil War soldier and spy. For tickets: 457-2415.

VACATION BIBLE school from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Marshville Hunt Club. Sponsor: Tenmile Church of Christ. Classes: Preschool to teens. Lunch provided. For more information or directions: 782-3489 or 745-5516.

GOSPEL SING -- Seventh annual "Down on the Farm" gospel sing at 6 p.m. at Bob Evans Farm outdoor amphitheater, Rio Grande, Ohio. Cost: $2 per person. For more information: 740-245-5305 or 1-800-994-FARM.

TEEN SPLASH from 6-9 p.m. at West Virginia University Jackson's Mill pavilion near swimming pool. Ages: 13-18. First 100 teens get free T-shirt. Swimming, food, music, games, prizes. Sponsor: Lewis County Family Resource Network.

CONCERT IN the park at 7:30 p.m. at Jawbone Park, Buckhannon. Appalachian Brass Quintet will perform. Sponsor: Buckhannon-Upshur Chamber of Commerce.

CANNED FOOD drive at 9 a.m. for the Lord's Pantry. Prizes for most food donated. Two mile walk on West Fork River Trail begins under Route 19 bridge, Shinnston. Walkers start checking in at 8:15 a.m. Sponsor: North Harrison Rails to Trails. Contact: Sue Miller, 592-3132.

Through Aug. 20

LASTING IMPRESSIONS Child Development Center's annual Fund-raiser Variety Show 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday at Robert C. Byrd High School Theatre. Cost: Adults, students, seniors, $7; children, 6-12, $4; under 5, free. Sponsor: ACT II Theatre Company. Proceeds benefit the Lasting Impressions Child Development Center's general operating fund and Billy Hite Memorial Tuition Scholarship Fund. Tickets can be obtained at the door or by calling The ACT II customer service information line at 622-0366.

Sunday, Aug. 20

FREE COVERED-dish dinner at 12:30 p.m. in upstairs at Salem Veterans of Foreign Wars post home. Sponsor: Salem VFW Ladies Auxiliary, Post 9151. For more information, 782-4296.

CONCERT with the Miltenberger Quintet at 4 p.m. at the West Virginia Center for Choral Arts, 508 East Pike St. Tickets: Adults, $8; students, $6. Seating limited. For reservations: 624-7282.

AMERICAN SOCIETY of Highway Engineers-North Central West Virginia's annual picnic and golf outing at Alphine Late, Terra Alta. Lunch: 11 a.m. Tee-off: 1 p.m. Golf team reservations: Spencer Wooddell, or fax 624-9222. Picnic reservations: 592-5541 or 592-1385, leave message.

SMORGASBORD from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Haymond Community Center, Taylor County. Cost $6. Carryout available. Proceeds benefit upkeep of the center. For more information: 265-1996.

GOD'S KIDS Choir of Williamsburg, Pa., presents children's musical, "God's Top Ten," at 11 a.m. at Liberty Addition Church of God. Feature: Brandon David Butcher on the drums.

READING AND book signing at 2 p.m. at Waldomore, Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library, 404 West Pike St. Sponsor: W.R.A.P. and Friends of the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library. Free. For more information: W.R.A.P., 842-3345 or Library, 627-2236.

STEAK DINNER from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Jane Lew Volunteer Fire Department. Cost: $6. Benefits: Medical expenses for Kim Frazier Roberts.

HOMECOMING at Long Run Free Will Baptist Church. Sunday school: 10 a.m.; covered dish: noon, in youth building. Afternoon service: 1:30 p.m., with the Rev. Bill Sandy of Lumberport. Entertainment: Shaffer family from Belington.

WEINER ROAST and sing at 5 p.m. at Stonewall United Methodist Church, Stonewood. For more information: 622-6665.

SPANISH HERITAGE and Cultural Association meets at 3:30 p.m. at Harrison County Senior Center. Board meets at 3 p.m.

JOHNSTOWN COMMUNITY Educational Outreach Service Club meets at 5 p.m. at the Johnstown Community building.

Through Aug. 21

ENTRIES ACCEPTED at Classic Video, Lumberport, for Baby-Toddler Photogenic Contest being held at Lumberport Eagle District Fair, Aug. 24-26. Entry fee: $5 per picture. Five age groups. An 8 by 10 small framed self supported photo required, with child's name, address, phone, age, date of birth and parents. Winners announced at 6 p.m. on Aug. 24. For more information: Sheryl Burr, 584-4031 after 5 p.m. or Dot Jones, 584-4764.

Monday, Aug. 21

MEETING of Victory High School Class of 1953 at 6:30 p.m. at Raymon's has been canceled. For more information: Connie Findley at 842-4333 or e-mail

OUR LADY of Peace Assembly 1184, 4th Degree, Clarksburg, meets for dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Raymon's, Clarksburg. Business meeting will follow at Robert Pettito Knights of Columbus Hall, Clarksburg. For more information: 622-0248.

RESERVATIONS DUE for kick-off luncheon marking festivities of West Virginia Black Heritage Festival to be held at 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 26 at Outback Steakhouse. Cost: $15. Sponsor: Outback Steakhouse, Bridgeport. Send check or money order to W.Va. Black Heritage Festival, P.O. Box 1614, Clarksburg, WV 26301. For more information: Allen Lee at 623-2335.

ANNUAL PICNIC of Hope Temple No. 71, Pythian Sisters, Fairmont, at 6 p.m. at Pythian Hall, Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont. Bring covered dish.

MARION COUNTY P.A.T.C.H. Coalition meeting at state Department of Health and Human Resources, Fairmont. Regular meeting: 2:30-3:30 p.m.; executive board meeting: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

BLOOD DRIVE from 2-7 p.m. at Salem Baptist Church, 153 East Main St., Salem. For more information: 598-0732 or 1-800-732-0383.

CFIDS/FMS meets from 6:30-8 p.m. at Clarksburg-Harrison Library.

CUSTOMER SERVICE seminar from 1-4:30 p.m. at Buckhannon-Upshur Chamber of Commerce, 16 South Kanawha St. Title: "Optimizing Customer Service." Cost: Members, free; non-members, $10 a person. Seating limited. For more information: 472-1722.

Tuesday, Aug. 22

EAST LEWIS Lions Club host s West Milford Lions Club for a picnic at 6:30 p.m. at Lewis County Park. Covered dish. For more information: 745-3285.

REGULAR MEETING at 7 p.m. of Ladies Auxiliary, Post 9151, Salem Veterans of Foreign Wars, at post home. For more information, 782-4296.

WILSONBURG LIONS Club regular meeting at Wilsonburg Baptist Church. Covered-dish dinner at 6:30 p.m. For more information: 623-0305.

HARRISON COUNTY Genealogical Society annual picnic at 5 p.m. at Lake Floyd, U.S. Route 50 west of Clarksburg. Bring covered dish. Meat furnished.

LIBERTY HIGH School new student registration from 9 a.m.-noon. For students who moved into area over the summer and have not previously registered with the school. Bring information from previous school. For more information: 624-3264.

GORE MIDDLE School new student registration from 8-11 a.m. and noon-3 p.m. Report to school office between these hours to register.

TOWN OF Nutter Fort holds regular council meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Town Council Chambers. Items proposed: First reading, Ordinance, increase wage for part time help, letter from West Virginia Municipal League, Court decision.

Aug. 22 through 23

NEW STUDENT registration from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. at Lumberport Middle School. For more information: 584-4090.

SOUTH HARRISON Middle School registration from 8-11 a.m. and noon-3 p.m. for new students in the area. Bring shot records, birth certificate, school records, including last report card.

Aug. 22 and 24

BEGINNING COMPUTER classes from 2-4 p.m. at YWCA. Cost: $20. Limited seating. For more information: 624-6881.

Aug. 22 through 24

REGISTRATION and open house at Bridgeport Middle School. Registration: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday. Open house: 6 p.m. on Thursday for sixth-graders, and 7 p.m. for seventh- and eighth-graders.

Wednesday, Aug. 23

OPEN HOUSE for students and parents at Nutter Fort Intermediate School at 6 p.m.

VETERANS of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary, Post 9151, Salem, holds bingo at 5:30 p.m. at post home. For more information call 782-4296.

MOTHER GOOSE Land, 401 West Virginia Ave., Nutter Fort, Kindergarten orientation for child and parent at 1 p.m. Bring shot records and state birth certificate.

BLOOD DRIVE from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in ground floor classroom of Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins. For appointment: 637-3185. Walk-in donors welcome.

LUMBERPORT MIDDLE School open house from 9 a.m.-noon for sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

Aug. 23 through 24

OPEN HOUSE for students and parents at Nutter Fort Elementary School. Intermediate: 6 p.m. Wednesday. Primary: 6 p.m. Thursday. Teachers and administrators will be on hand to meet parents and students.

Thursday, Aug. 24

OPEN HOUSE for students and parents at Nutter Fort Primary School at 6 p.m.

QUEEN ESTHER CHAPTER 11 meets at 7:30 p.m. at Masonic Temple for regular monthly meeting. For more information: 842-3062.

FARMER'S MARKET from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Shinnston. Fresh produce, locally grown. Carry outs available.

OPEN HOUSE at 6 p.m. in school auditorium for new students to Washington Irving Middle School. Parents and students will receive information about school and a short tour of building.

GORE MIDDLE School open house at 7 p.m. for incoming sixth-grade students and new students at the school. Parents are urged to attend with children.

NORWOOD ELEMENTARY open house and back-to-school dance blast. Open house: 3-6 p.m. Dance for grades K-2: 4-5:30 p.m. Dance for grades 3-5: 5:45-7:15 p.m. Norwood students only.

ORIENTATION MEETING at 7 p.m. for students and parents of Heritage Christian School in the gymnasium.

ORIENTATION PROGRAM for freshmen and new students to Lincoln High School at 6:45 p.m. in the auditorium. Parents and ninth graders urged to attend. Back to school parking lot dance from 8-10 p.m. Sponsor: Lincoln High School staff and student council.

SALEM MIDDLE School orientation at 3 p.m. in the commons area for all incoming sixth graders who have not toured the school and new students attending for first time.

SOUTH HARRISON Middle School open house from 6-8 p.m. for new students to the area.

Aug. 24 through 26

WEST VIRGINIA Lions Mobile Eye Screening Unit will be at Charlestown Fair all day each day. For more information: Tina Canon, Wilsonburg Lions Club at 783-5381.

Through Aug. 25

WEEKLY DAY camps from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for ages 3-15 at Harrison County YMCA. Kids placed into four age appropriate camps. For more information: 623-3303.

TRINITY HIGH School, Morgantown, is accepting applications for grades 7-12 for the 2000-2001 school year. For more information: 594-3002.

Friday, Aug. 25

REGULAR NOON meeting of Lions Club of Clarksburg at Minard's. Guest speaker: Timothy J. Healy, unit chief of Internet Fraud Complaint Center of the FBI.

KARAOKE NIGHT from 7-11 p.m. at Sardis Community Center. Event chaperoned. Refreshments.

Saturday, Aug. 26

ROBERT LEONARD Clothing Give-Away from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Nutter Fort Union Mission Church, corner of Illinois and Fort Street, follow signs. To make donation: Julie Gaston at 622-4019 or Shirley Riffle at 624-4900.

SUMMER PROGRAM Explore the Rock: Every Nook and Cranny at Coopers Rock State Forest. Theme: The Twilight Zone, Starry, "Summer Symphony: The Songs of Crickets and Caddydids," from 8:30-10 p.m. led by Dr. Jim Amrine, West Virginia University. Sponsor: Education Committee of Coopers Rock Foundation. Registration required. For more information: 983-8836.

KICK-OFF luncheon at 11:30 a.m. marking festivities of West Virginia Black Heritage Festival at Outback Steakhouse, Bridgeport. Sponsor: Outback Steakhouse, Bridgeport. Reservations required. For more information: Allen Lee at 623-2335.

CAR WASH from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Nutter Fort McDonalds. Benefits First United Methodist Church Holy Land trip.

CHESS-IN-THE-Park from 1-6 p.m. at Big Oak pavilion at Veterans Memorial Park. Bring food and drinks. Volunteer collection for cost of pavilion. Sponsor: Norwood and Nutter Fort Elementary School Chess Clubs. For more information: 842-4771.

CLOTHING GIVEAWAY from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for children through adults, at Tenmile Church of Christ, Marshville Exit. For more information: 782-3489 or 745-5516.

NORTH CENTRAL West Virginia Parkinson Patient and Family Support Group meets at 10:30 a.m. at Wesbanco Bank small conference room, Clarksburg. Speaker: Tracey Humphrey, physical therapist with United Hospital Center. Fore more information: Tracey Robertson at 363-1028.

BACK TO School Bash, teen dance and more from 7-11 p.m. at Stonewood Fire Department. Fully chaperoned, drinks, food, contests and prizes. Open to all Harrison County students. For more information: Chad at 624-9373.

CHALLENGE West Virginia, Harrison County Chapter meets at 9:30 a.m. at Eat-N-Park Restaurant, Bridgeport. Dutch treat. For more information: 622-5664.

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