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Regional Calendar of Events

Wednesday, Jan. 26

NUTTER FORT Police Department Wage Review Task Force meets at 2:30 p.m. at town hall.

MEETING of the Marine Corps League, DHL Detachment 981 at 7 p.m. at the VFW Post 573, Clarksburg. All active, former and retired marines urged to attend. For information: Keith W. Walls 623-3439.

MEETING of the Clarksburg Lions Club at noon at Minard's. Speaker: City Manager Tom Vidovich. Program chairman for January is Lion Doug Gray. Guests welcome. For more information: Steve Glass 623-5631, ext. 229.

BUDGET MEETING of Harrison County Extension Service Committee at 1 p.m. at the WVU Extension Office.

Thursday, Jan. 27

RECEPTION for new art exhibition at Alderson-Broaddus College in Philippi from 4-6 p.m. at the Daywood Gallery on the first floor of New Main Hall at the college.

NARCOTICS Anonymous meeting at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Clarksburg, second-floor library.

REUNION of Washington Irving High School class of 1960 at 7 p.m. at the Harrison County Education office, 408 Water St., Clarksburg.

MEETING of the Lumberport Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunset-Ellis Restaurant on Route 19, south of Shinnston. Guest speaker: Robert Kittle, superintendent of Harrison County Schools will speak on the schools' 10-year plan.

Jan. 27 and 30

FIREFIGHTER CLASS I at 6 p.m. at Bridgeport Fire Department. For more information: Fire department at 842-8252.

Jan. 27 and Feb. 3

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 first of three sessions: "Food and Wine: An intro to seduction." 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, Jan. 28

NUTTER FORT Sanitary Board meets at noon at City Hall.

REGULAR NOON meeting of the Clarksburg Lions Club at noon at Minard's Spaghetti Inn, East Pike Street. Speaker: Clarksburg City Manager Tom Vidovich. Program chairman: Lion Doug Gray.

Jan. 28 and 29

DIVORCE Recovery workshop 7-9 p.m. Jan. 28 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 29 at Clarksburg Baptist Church. No charge. Ted Tassos facilitating. For more information: 624-6536.

Jan. 28 and 30

FOURTH ANNUAL West Virginia Lions Leadership School at Lakeview Scanticon Resort and Convention Center, Morgantown. Daily speakers and presenters beginning around 9 a.m. each day. Banquet follows. For information: PDG Evan Hugus at 745-3285.

Through Jan. 29

ART WORKS by Robert Anderson of Bridgeport are currently on exhibit at the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library. Dr. Anderson presents a variety of sketches, photographs, and writings of regional interest. Library hours are 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Saturday, Jan. 29

COMMUNICATION -- Hermon Lodge No. 6, A.F.&A.M. holds a special communication for work in the entered apprentice degree at the Masonic Temple. Breakfast served in the second floor dining room at 8 a.m., lodge convenes at 9 a.m. For breakfast reservations: 622-1791.

EVENT for Single Adult Christians from 2-4 p.m. at Mid State Church of God, Route 4 north of Gassaway. For more information: 622-9739.

FIRST MEETING to establish the North Central West Virginia Basket Weavers Guild at 11:30 a.m. at Damon's banquet room. Discussion on upcoming meetings, projects, etc. Dutch treat lunch. For information: Elaine Sinclair at 783-5316.

BURN'S SUPPER event at The Wilderness Plantation banquet facility. Traditional Scottish foods, bagpipe music and other traditional entertainment. A nominal fee will be charged to cover the cost of dinner. Tartans and kilts are encouraged. Reservations required. For time or more information: Delores Stinespring at 592-2704 or Kathy Curry at 622-5151.

NARCOTICS Anonymous meeting at 7 p.m. at United Hospital Center, Classroom C, Clarksburg.

GOSPEL SING 2 p.m. at Century Community Church. Guest speaker: Frenchton Assembly Singers.

JOHN ANGOTTI Band performs in concert at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 707 Third St., Stonewood. A good will offering will be taken.

PUBLIC RECEPTION for Rev. Ronald G. James and Mrs. Annette L. James for his retirement from 2-6 p.m. at First Baptist Church Lighthouse.

Jan. 29 and 30

CHALLENGE -- Bell Atlantic and the U.S. Luge Association are offering winter enthusiasts a wild ride down the slopes on Snowshoe Mountain at the Bell Atlantic Luge Challenge. During the event, anyone 10 years of age or older can become an amateur luger, and experience one of the world's fastest sports in a safe, controlled environment.

Through Jan. 30

REVIVAL at 7 p.m. at Mt. Lebanon Church, Kincheloe. Special singing each night.

Sunday, Jan. 30

SPEAKER -- Dr. John Polis speaks at the Light of Life Church in Bridgeport at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Polis is founder of Light of Life Ministries and president of Revival Fellowship International. A healing service will be held at the 7 p.m. service.

Through Jan. 31

BASIC COMPUTER classes offered at the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library. Additional classes planned for February. Classes free and open to the public. For more information: Genie Hardman, extension librarian, 627-2236.

Tuesday, Feb. 1

HARRISON COUNTY Board of Education meets in regular session at 6 p.m. at Lincoln High School. Parents and other interested persons are invited to give input from the community to the board in a public forum. Those wishing to speak should sign up, on the sheet provided, before the meeting begins.

BOARD MEETING of the Wilsonburg Lions Club at 7 p.m. at the Wilsonburg church. For more information: Tina Canon at 783-5381.

MEETING of the Anmoore United Methodist Women at 7 p.m. in the church basement; Terry Sue Allen will be hostess. For information: 624-7948.

DESSERT MEETING of Alpha Delta Kappa (Beta Chapter) at 6 p.m. at Nutter Fort Elementary School. Initiation of new members. For information: 624-4287.

Wednesday, Feb. 2

MEETING of W.R.A.P. (Writers, Readers, Authors, and Poets) from 6-8 p.m. in the conference room of the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library. Speaker: George D. Lies, president of West Virginia Writers will talk about current innovations concerning the organization. For more information: 842-3345.

WORKSHOP -- Fairmont State College hosts free financial aid workshop beginning at 6 p.m. in Fairmont State College's Ruth Ann Musick Library. For more information: FSC Financial Aid Office at 1-800-641-5678, ext. 3, or 367-4213.

BEST MANAGEMENT Practice Workshop sponsored by West Virginia Division of Forestry at Watters Smith State Park. Training from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. No registration fee. For reservations: Lowell McPherson, district forester, Route 2, Box 1100, Fairmont, WV, 26554, or phone 367-2793.

Thursday, Feb. 3

ORGANIZATIONAL meeting for Master Gardener Volunteer Program at 6:30 p.m. at the Harrison County 4-H Center. Sponsor: West Virginia University Extension Service. For more information: Clint Hickman, extension agent, 624-8650.

WV STATEWIDE Independent Living Council holds bi-monthly meeting from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the conference room of Building C, Division of Rehabilitation Services, Institute.

MEETING of Nutter Fort Lions Club at 6:30 at Nutter Fort Library. For information: 624-9449.

Friday, Feb. 4

LUCINDA ROSE Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 573 meets at 8 p.m. at the post home. All members urged to attend. For more information: 622-0168.

Feb. 4 and 5

GIANT rummage and hot dog sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Salvation Army, 1000 South Chestnut St., Clarksburg. Clothing for all ages, household items, miscellaneous items.

Saturday, Feb. 5

FOURTH ANNUAL Oldies Sock Hop from 8 p.m.-midnight at the Roosevelt-Wilson High School gym. D.J. Ed Morrison. Sponsor: R-W Class of '67 reunion Committee. Price: $10 per person.

SPRING BRIDAL Show at the Meadowbrook Mall, Center Court. Registration begins at 10 a.m., fashion show at 1 p.m.

MONTHLY MEETING of American Association of University Women at the YWCA. Lunch at 12:30 p.m. Program by Dr. James and Sue Bryant and Brigitte LaFontaine on their recollections from Kosovo. Hostesses: Kay Rogers, Josephine Hutson and Betty Wade.

VICTORY HIGH School class of 1964 meets for breakfast at 8:45 a.m. at Eat 'N Park.

MEETING of West Virginia Basket Makers Association at 1 p.m. at Ponderosa, Bridgeport; Dutch treat lunch. For information: Elaine Sinclair 783-5316.

SUBWAY'S Fabulous Oldies Dance for disabled children 9 p.m.-1 a.m. at Lakeview Scanticon Resort, Morgantown. Special guest: Bill Pinkney and the Original Drifters featuring Subway's Horn Section "The Horny Toads." Price: $60 per couple includes midnight snack buffet. Rooms available at reduced rate. For tickets or more information: 296-0150 or 296-3245. Proceeds benefit Stepping Stones.

Feb. 5- 6 and 10-13

ACT II THEATRE Co. presents "Damn Yankees" at Robert C. Byrd High School Theatre. Tickets: $12 students, $10 seniors. For information: 624-3357 or e-mail ACTIIRCB@aol.com.

Sunday, Feb. 6

HAM AND BEAN dinner from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Reynoldsville Volunteer Fire Department. Price: $5 adults, $3 children 12 and under. Proceeds benefit the Reynoldsville VFD. For more information: 623-3754.

SKI Otter Creek with the West Virginia Sierra Club. Members and non-members welcome. For information: Jim Sconyers at 789-6277.

Monday, Feb. 7

CHRISTIAN SINGLES Night at 6 p.m. at the Clarksburg Movie Cafe, 318 West Main St., Clarksburg. Cost: $5 minimum for food, $4 for movie. For more information: 624-4902.

WOMAN'S CLUB of Shinnston board meeting at 10 a.m. at the Clubhouse. Luncheon at noon. Speaker: Ann Romance from Green Heron Garden. Luncheon is a covered dish.

CHALLENGE West Virginia-Harrison County Chapter meets at 7 p.m. at the Cottage Corner Too in Salem. Topic: Consolidation of schools, proposed construction and financial plans in the Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan. For more information: 622-5664.

MEETING of Women's Aglow Fellowship of Fairmont at Marion County Senior Center, Fairmont. Guest speaker: Nancy McGuirk from Hagerstown, Md., director for the Mid-Atlantic region of Aglow U.S. For more information: Sharon Buonaiuto at 363-2488.

12TH ANNUAL Hooked on Fishing...Not on Drugs Family Clinic and Aquatic Resources Show at 11 a.m. at Sears' Court, Meadowbrook Mall. Keynote speaker: Michael D. Kirkpatrick, acting deputy assistant director, FBI-CJIS Division. Sponsor: Harrison County Board of Education and United Hospital Center.

Tuesday, Feb. 8

BI-MONTHLY MEETING of the Wilsonburg Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunset-Ellis Restaurant. For more information: Tina Canon at 783-5381.

HARRISON COUNTY Association of Retired School Employees meet at noon at the Christ Episcopal Church. Speaker: Dr. John Angotti on "Volunteers Needed." Reservations needed by Feb. 1.

MEETING of the Bridgeport Originals CEOs at noon in the Civic Center. Jean Carrico and Hope Ramp will be hostesses, with Ethel Williams as lesson leader. For information: 842-3602.

Thursday, Feb. 10

MEETING of the Lumberport Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunset-Ellis Restaurant on Route 19, south of Shinnston.

Friday, Feb. 11

CLARKSBURG COURT No. 3, Order of the Amaranth meets at 7:30 p.m. on the 6th floor of the Masonic Building in Clarksburg. Election of officers for the 2000-2001 year will be in order. Royal Matron, Mary Lou Hilderbrand will preside.

GFWCWV Woman's Club of Clarksburg holds its annual Valentine's Day card party at the YWCA from noon-4 p.m. A salad lunch will be served at noon. For reservations or more information: Nancy Judy at 622-1790.

JOHNSTOWN Happy Handful 4-H Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Johnstown Community Building. For more information: 624-9382.

Saturday, Feb. 12

ROBERT C. BYRD Boosters Club Elimination Dinner and Drawing at Clarksburg Movie Cafe. Social hour at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit academics and athletic programs. For tickets: 622-5457.

REFLEXOLOGY for Fibromyalgia and Introduction to Foot Reflexology at the Inglewood Medical Building, Morgantown. Reflexology from 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m., introduction from 1:30-5:30 p.m. Fee: $40. Advance registration necessary. For information: 599-0202.

Sunday, Feb. 13

SLOVAK-POLISH Society holds monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrison County Senior Citizens Center.

Monday, Feb. 14

CLARKSBURG COUNCIL 872, Knights of Columbus meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Robert Petitto Knights of Columbus Hall, 334 East Pike St., Clarksburg. For information: Joseph Tiano 622-0248.

Thursday, Feb. 17

PUBLIC HEARING -- Harrison County Board of Education Long-Range Planning Committee holds public hearing at 6:30 p.m. in the Bridgeport High School auditorium. The draft of the CEFP proposed 10-year plan for the county's school system will be reviewed. This plan includes, but is not limited to, proposed grade configurations, school enrollments and the number of schools to be operated.

NUTTER FORT Lions Club meet at 6:30 p.m. at the Nutter Fort Community Center. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month. For information: 624-9449.

Saturday, Feb. 19

CHAPTER B of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association meets at the Western Steer conference room, Eastpointe. Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m.

SKI White Grass/Dolly Sods with the West Virginia Sierra Club. Members and non-members welcome. For information: Jim Kotcon at 594-3322.

Monday, Feb. 21

MEETING of Our Lady of Peace Assembly 1184, 4th. Degree, Clarksburg; dinner 6:30 p.m. at Raymon's, 336 East Pike St., Clarksburg, followed by the meeting in the Robert Petitto Knights of Columbus Hall, 334 East Pike St., Clarksburg. For information: Joseph Tiano 622-0248.

Feb. 21 and March 20

CLASSES -- North Central West Virginia Beekeepers Association and Harrison County Extension Office hold Beginning Beekeeping and Industry Updates for Experience Beekeepers from 7-9 p.m. at the Harrison County 4-H Center on Route 19 south. Schedule:Today -- Beginning Beekeeping and Medication; 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.

Tuesday, Feb. 22

BI-MONTHLYmeeting of the Wilsonburg Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. at the church. Members are asked to bring a covered dish. For more information: Tina Canon at 783-5381.

Thursday, Feb. 24

MEETING of the Lumberport Lions Club at 6:30 p.m. at the Sunset-Ellis Restaurant on Route 19, south of Shinnston. The club meets the second and fourth Thursday of each month.

Saturday, Feb. 26

VALENTINE'S Dance at Clarksburg Movie Cafe at 9 p.m. Cost: $25 couple, $15 single. For tickets: 622-5457.

Monday, Feb. 28

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, 1st. Degree, Clarksburg #872 will hold their 1st. Degree exemplification at the Robert Petitto Knights of Columbus Hall, 334 East Pike St., Clarksburg. All candidates to be present at 7 p.m. at the council home. For information: Joseph Tiano 622-0248.

March 3 and 4

VOLUNTEERS needed for various committees at the North Central West Virginia Women's Christian Conference. Author Donna Partow will speak on "Becoming a Vessel God Can Use." For information: 842-5257.

Saturday, March 4

IRISH AUCTION to benefit Harrison County Catholic Schools at Nathan Goff Armory. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., live auction at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25. For reservations: Elise Mossallati at 842-4498.

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.

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.

Saturday, April 1

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.

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.

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.

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.

Friday, April 14

EASTER BAKE sale at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Shinnston.

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.

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.

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