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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 Clarksburg Exponent and 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. Every effort will be made to run as much of the Calendar of Events as possible.

Saturday, April 29

THIRD ANNUAL book sale 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Lions Women's Club, Harrisville. Sponsor: Ritchie County Public Library. Proceeds go toward library's construction project.

BEAN AND CORNBREAD dinner 4-7 p.m. at Lost Creek United Methodist Church. Adults: $5; children 12 and under: $2.50. Benefits: Summer Youth Church Camp.

SALEM DANCE Co. performs at 2 p.m. at Meadowbrook Mall. All-day clogging workshops. In conjunction with National Dance Week. For more information: 624-5765.

ANNUAL SPRING all-you-can-eat ramp dinner noon-6 p.m. at Walkersville Volunteer Fire Department. Sponsor: Walkersville VFD.

SPRING GALA presented by West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival and Delallo's at 6:30 p.m. in Loyal Order of Moose ballroom. Announcement of Regina Maria XXII and her court. Dinner and dance. For reservations: Festival office at 622-7314.

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

SPRING GARDENING Clinic 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 4-H Center, Clarksburg. Sponsor: Harrison Co. Chapter of the Master Gardeners Assoc.

TALENT SHOW at 6 p.m. at Valley High School auditorium. Six categories ranging from preschool to adult and mixed-age groups. First-, second- and-third place trophies awarded in each category. Entry fee: $5. For more information or to enter: 889-2407 or 386-4955. Sponsor: Short Line PTA.

NORTH CENTRAL West Virginia Basket Makers Guild meets at 11 a.m. at Tuccillo's Pizza, Rosebud Plaza, Clarksburg. Lunch is Dutch treat. Bring project to complete. For more information: 783-5316.

CLEANUP -- City of Philippi participates in the Keep America Beautiful/West Virginia Make It Shine Statewide Cleanup 2000 by cleaning up litter along the Tygart River. Meet at the Blue and Gray Park, Philippi, at 10 a.m.

ANNUAL SPRING Fling 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Quiet Dell Schoolhouse. Bake sale benefits building fund of historic Quiet Dell Schoolhouse. Free admission. For more information: 622-3304.

THREE RIVERS Gospel at 7 p.m. at Meadowdale United Methodist Church, Fairmont. Guest singers: Gospel Music From The Heart, based in Pittsburgh.

RAMP DINNER, including greens, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Barbour County Vocational Center, Philippi. Sponsor: Philippi Lions Club. Benefits: Sight and community projects. All you can eat for $6, adults; $3, children. For more information: 457-2466.

MEETING at 10:30 a.m. of North Central West Virginia Parkinson Patient & Family Support Group in Wesbanco Bank conference room, Clarksburg. Speaker: Scott Robertson, CPA with Toothman Rice, P.L.L.C. For more information: 363-1028.

HOMESCHOOL WORK-SHOP/Information Day 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Bible Fellowship Church, Whitehall. For more information: 534-4615 or 265-2088.

ITALIAN SAUSAGE hoagie dinner and flea market/craft show 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lost Creek Activities Building bingo hall. Dinner: $5. Setup for vendors: $5. For more information and reservations: 745-4661. Take-outs available by calling 745-3723 the day of the dinner. Sponsor: Lost Creek Community Festival.

TEEN DANCE 6-10 p.m. at Lost Creek Activities Building bingo hall. Admission: $4. DJ and refreshments. For more information: 745-4661. Sponsor: Lost Creek Community Festival.

SECOND ANNUAL Horseback Poker Ride at Wilderness Waterpark, Sycamore Road. Donation: $12 per person/rider; non-riders 12 and under free. Sign-up: 9-11 a.m.; food: 5 p.m.; tack sale: 6 p.m. Free tent camping. Live music: The Davisson Brothers. Benefits: Toys for Tots. Sponsor: Harrison County Chapter of Hard Times Benefit for Kids.

ANNUAL HELVETIA ramp supper 3-8 p.m. at Helvetia Community Hall. Adults: $9; children 5-12: $5; under 5: free. Square dance: 9 p.m.-midnight. Admission: $4. Music: Chapparals. Sponsor: Helvetia CEOS Club/Helvetia Hall Association.

TEEN DANCE 8-11 p.m. with Sound Express at Lost Creek Community Building, Lost Creek. Admission: $4. Sponsor: South Harrison High Marching Band. Proceeds benefit band.

"MURDER IN THE AIR" murder-mystery party at Philippi City Building. Social hour: 7 p.m. Murder mystery: 8 p.m. Cost: $25 per couple, $15 single. For more information: 457-3700, ext. 201.

Through April 30

WEST VIRGINIA Garden Club Inc. presents 13th symposium 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Mountaineer Conference Center, Beckley. For more information: Symposium Chairman Darlene Newell, P.O. Box 130, Lochgelly, WV, 25866.

SPRING ART exhibit in Booth Library on Davis & Elkins College campus. Wine and cheese reception 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; noon-5 p.m. Saturdays.

ACT II THEATRE Co. presents Neil Simon's comedy "Jake's Women." Times: 8 p.m. today; 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $10 adults, $8 students and senior citizens. For tickets: 624-3357 or by e-mail

WOMEN'S CONFERENCE at Nutter Fort Elementary School, off Joyce Street exit. Saturday at 7 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Topic: "Women on the Move." Guest speakers and soloists. Sponsor: Life More Abundantly Church.

Sunday, April 30

SINGLE MINGLE and dance at Westchester Village, Fairmont. Doors open: 7 p.m.; dance: 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

SPAGHETTI dinner 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at St. Ann's Catholic Church, Shinnston. Carry-outs available with own containers.

AUDITIONS for Allegro Dance Co. 2-4 p.m. at 120 Linden Ave., Clarksburg. For more information: 624-5765.

21st ANNUAL Three Rivers Festival seeking contestants for the Little and Junior Miss Pageant. Little Miss division: Ages 5-8. Junior Miss division: Ages 9-12. 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.

SPAGHETTI dinner noon-6 p.m. at Via Veneto's. Take-outs available. Sponsor: St. Mary's/Notre Dame High School. Adults: $6; children: $4.

ST. JAMES the Apostle Catholic Church hosts reception 2-3:30 p.m. at St. James Grade School gymnasium, Clarksburg. Purpose: Honor the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Wheeling.

SPAGHETTI dinner 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, Buckhannon. Adults: $5; children ages 3-12: $3; under 3: free.

FREE SPRING CONCERT at 3 p.m. by Fairmont State College Band and Percussion Ensemble in FSC's Colebank Hall. Sponsor: Music Department in FSC's School of Fine Arts. For more information: 367-4219.

WEST UNION/Salem Lodge No. 2557 charter holds institutionalization for members needing to complete membership process at 8 p.m. at old Sherwood Forest Lounge. For more information: 873-3298 or 873-3320.

Monday, May 1

GFWC-NUTTER FORT Woman's Club Executive Board meets at 7:30 p.m. at Nutter Fort Library. For more information: 622-8322.

REGISTRATION deadline for St. Mary's School of Nursing reunion at 6 p.m. June 16 and 17 at Holiday Inn, Bridgeport. For reservations: Addie Graham, 11 Millbrook Road, Bridgeport, WV, 26330.

GARDEN COUNCIL of Harrison County meets at 10:30 a.m. at The Ordinary Restaurant, Clarksburg. Lunch to follow.

BOAT SMART class at 7 p.m. at Sabraton Community Building, Morgantown. Class: Four weeks. For more information: 842-3651 or 842-6256.

HEPZIBAH PUBLIC Service District board meeting at 5 p.m. at water office, Erie.

FAIRMONT STATE College Collegiate Singers concert at 8 p.m. in Colebank Hall. Final concert. Free. For more information: 367-4118.

May 1 through May 3

RUMMAGE SALE 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Christ Church United Methodist, Adamston. Bag day Wednesday. For more information: 622-0251.

May 1 through May 4

$1 BAG SALE at Sharing Heart Thrift Store, Clarksburg.

May 1 through May 6

HARRISON COUNTY Family Technology Week held in seven Harrison County schools, teaching families the Internet and The Lightspan Network. May 1: Simpson Elementary, 4-6 p.m; Lost Creek Elementary, 4-6 p.m.; Norwood Elementary, 5-7 p.m; May 2: North View Elementary, 1-3 p.m.; May 3: West Milford Elementary, 5-7 p.m.; May 4: Harden Elementary, 1-3 p.m.; May 6: Big Elm Elementary, 9 a.m.-noon.

Through May 2

RESERVATIONS DUE for "May Fellowship Day" on May 5. Sponsor: Church Women United, United Methodist Temple. For reservations: 622-4172.

Tuesday, May 2

HARRISON COUNTY Board of Education meets at 6 p.m. in regular session in the auditorium of Kelly-Miller Building.

ANMOORE UNITED Methodist Women meet at 7 p.m. in the church basement. Hostesses Nonie Martin and Jane Dussart. For more information: 624-7948.

FREE ELECTRONIC commerce workshop 6-9 p.m. at Taylor County Tech Center, Grafton. Topic: "Introduction to Electronic Commerce." For more information: 265-3938 or (888)645-WVEB; email:

WESTON BUSINESS & Professional Women's Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at J&M Restaurant. For more information: 269-7797.

BOARD MEETING of Wilsonburg Lions Club at 7 p.m. at Wilsonburg Church. For more information: 783-5381.

CLARKSBURG WOMAN'S Club board meets at noon at Raymon's. For more information: 783-5381.

EAGLE SOCCER Association meets from 7-8 p.m. at Clarksburg Movie Cafe. All interested individuals invited.

ALPHA DELTA KAPPA (Beta Chapter) meets at 6 p.m. at Heritage Christian School. Installation of officers, memorial service. For more information: 624-4287.

CLARKSBURG LEAGUE for Service membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Clarksburg First United Methodist church.

May 2, 3, 4

RUMMAGE SALE 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at United Methodist Temple Church, Clarksburg. Sponsor: United Methodist Women.

May 2, 4, 9

COMPUTER WORKSHOP -- "An Introduction to Microsoft Access 97" 6-9 p.m. at CWE Computer Lab. Sponsor: Fairmont State Community and Technical College's Center for Workforce Education and West Virginia High Technology Consortium Foundation. Fee: $90, includes workbooks and materials. For information: 366-2577.

May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS of Harrison County holds free 18-hour tutor training workshop 6-9 p.m. at United Technical Center. For more information: 624-0347.

Wednesday, May 3

DEADLINE for twirlette groups interested in participating in Philippi Chili Cook-off at Barbour County Courthouse Square. All participants receive participation ribbon or certificate. For more information: 457-3700 ext. 201.

CENTER BRANCH Youth Temperance Council meets at 3:30 p.m. at Center Branch Baptist Church. For more information: 623-2594.

BEST MANAGEMENT Practice Workshop 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Watters Smith State Park near West Milford. No registration fee. Limit: 50 people. For more information: 367-2793.

HARRISON COUNTY ECO, Environmental Citizens Organization, meeting 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Waldomore, Clarksburg.

May 3 and May 4

RUMMAGE SALE 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at Holy Rosary Church, Buckhannon. Sponsor: Altar and Rosary Society.

May 3 through June 7

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER free training classes 1-4 p.m. each Wednesday, 170 Thompson Drive, Bridgeport. Class size limited. For reservations: 1-800-245-4144, ext. 1214.

Thursday, May 4

NUTTER FORT Lions Club meeting and dinner at 6:30 p.m. at Nutter Fort Community Center. Special speaker at 7 p.m. For more information: 624-9449.

WEST MILFORD Community Citizens Action Committee meets at 7 p.m. at West Milford Community Center. For more information: 745-3954.

PUBLIC FORUM 7-8:30 p.m. for candidates for Harrison County Board of Education at Harrison County Senior Citizens Center. Doors open: 6:30 p.m.; refreshments served. Sponsor: Harrison County Chapter of Challenge West Virginia.

WASHINGTON IRVING Class of 1960 reunion meeting at 7 p.m. at Harrison County Board of Education, Water Street, old Kelly Miller Building.

WASHINGTON IRVING Class of 1954 Alumni meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. at Raymon's.

May 4 and May 5

REGION 10 Band Festival with bands performing 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Bridgeport High School gym and Bridgeport Middle School gym. For more information on times, contact schools.

ANNUAL YWCA flea market 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Clarksburg.

Friday, May 5

DINNER THEATER at Central United Methodist Church, Fairmont. Tickets: $25 single, $40 couple. Proceeds to offset expenses of three Central UMYFs. For more information: 366-3351.

LUNCHEON MEETING of Veterans of Oil & Gas Industries. Social hour at 11 a.m., luncheon at noon at The Wilderness, Jane Lew. To attend, call Frank King, Glen Perine or Don Roupe.

DINNER THEATER at Central United Methodist Church, Fairmont. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Comedy mystery: "And So They Had None." Fee: Singles, $25; couples, $40. Proceeds benefit missions trips for three youth members to Africa. For tickets or more information: 366-3351.

INSIDE FLEA Market and hot dog sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Quiet Dell United Methodist Church.

MAY FELLOWSHIP DAY at United Methodist Temple. Lunch at noon with program to follow. Sponsor: Church Women United. For more information: 622-4172.

May 5 and May 6

MARBLE FESTIVAL -- Marble Talk 6-9 p.m. Friday at Marshall Hardware, Cairo. West Virginia Marble Fest 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Cairo firehouse. Sponsors: WV Museum of American Glass LTD, Weston, and R.C. Marshall Hardware of Cairo. For more information: 628-3321 or 734-995-9066.

ACT II THEATRE Company presents "A Symphony of Dance" at 8 p.m. at Robert C. Byrd Theater. Tickets: Adults, $10, students and senior citizens, $8. In collaboration with Annabel Timms Studio of Ballet, Anna's Expressions of Dance/Allegro Dance Company, Momentum Dance Center/The Kitchen Sink Dance Company and Salem Dance Center. For tickets: 624-3357, e-mail, or by contacting one of the dance studios.

May 5 through May 7

ALPHA PHI STATE Organization of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International holds 59th annual state convention, Friday, noon to 9 p.m., Saturday, 7 a.m.; concluding Sunday, at Best Western Gateway Inn and Conference Center, Huntington-Barboursville area. For more information: 736-7877, 757-2573 or 1-800-248-2426.

Saturday, May 6

BAKED STEAK dinner 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Pine Bluff Community Center. Sponsor: Pine Bluff CEOS Club.

NURSING Education Expo 2000 at Meadowbrook Mall hosted by nine area nursing schools.

VICTORY HIGH class of 1964 meet at 8:30 a.m. for breakfast at Johnny B's Restaurant, old Bridgeport Hill. For more information: 622-7703

SECOND ANNUAL Ramp Dinner 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Reynoldsville Volunteer Fire Department. Adults: $7, children 12 and under $5. For more information: 623-3754.

WORKSHOP/performance by Ethel Caffie-Austin, renowned gospel singer from Charleston at YWCA. Cost of 3 p.m. workshop, $5. Cost of 7 p.m. performance, $6 adults, $5 members, $4 children under 12. For tickets or more information: 624-6881.

SPRING bird walk begins at 8 a.m. at Pricketts Fort State Park. For more information: 363-3030.

JEWELRY workshop (hemp style) 1-3 p.m. at YWCA. Instructor: Christie Hawkins. Cost: $20 (three pieces). For more information: YWCA at 624-6881.

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

ELIMINATION DINNER/DANCE 6 p.m. at Sunnycroft Country Club. Sponsor: Bridgeport Fire Department. Proceeds: John "J.T." Honce Scholarship. Grand prize of $1,000; tickets $20 single, $30 couple. For more information: 842-8252.

BAKED STEAK dinner 5-8 p.m. at Vandalia Community Center. Cost: Adults, $6, children under 12, $3. Sponsor: Vandalia Community Educational Outreach Service club. Take-outs available.

THE MCKAMEYS perform at 7 p.m. at Blennerhassett School, Parkersburg. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 day of concert. The Servants QT will also perform. For more information: 295-7435.

CAR/TRUCK SHOW 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Advance Auto Parts, Shinnston. Registration $10, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Judging by participants. Trophies for top 20 winners awarded at 3 p.m. Sponsor: Faith Tabernacle Full Gospel Church of God.

SPRING BAZAAR 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at Notre Dame gym. Sponsor: St. Mary's/Notre Dame school. Food, games, entertainment.

RAMP DINNER 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at Warren District Community Center, Hodgesville. Price: Adults, $9, children 5-12, $4; under four free. Carry outs available. Sponsor: Heaston United Methodist Church.

NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK Day hands-on workshop to help participants organize and preserve photographs and stories 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Faith Christian Fellowship, Clarksburg. Sponsor: Creative Memories. Cost: $17 with light lunch. Bring photos to begin albums. For registration or event information: 622-5900.

FLEA MARKET 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Greenbrier Elementary School, Doddridge County. Fee: $10 for 7x7 space, bring own tables. If rain held indoors. Concessions. For directions or more information: 782-1941 or 782-1281.

MOTHER'S DAY CRAFT SHOW 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mt. Clare Volunteer Fire Department. Approximately 25 crafters, food, free parking and entrance.

FOURTH ANNUAL Orthopaedic Screening Clinic 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Family Medical Center, Clarksburg. For appointment: 624-2551, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Walk-ins accepted. Sponsor: Central West Virginia and Lewis County Shrine Clubs of Nemesis Shrine Temple. Medical care provided at no cost.

WEST VIRGINIA Chapter of Palatines to America meet at Ponderosa Conference Room, Bridgeport. Registration: 8 a.m. Cost: $15, continental breakfast and buffet lunch. Speaker: Fred Armstrong, director of Archives and History at the West Virginia Division of Culture and History. Roundtable discussion in afternoon. For more information: 292-4828, 284-9278, 622-4421.

SPRING CARNIVAL 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Flemington Elementary School. Presentation at 10:30 a.m. to king, queen and runners-up. Raffles, crafts, bake sale, plant sale, games, prizes.

STEAK DINNER 4-7 p.m. at St. Boniface Church, Camden, Lewis County. For more information: 269-1767.

HAM AND BEAN dinner noon-6 p.m. in Anmoore Methodist Church basement, Plainfield Avenue. Admission by donation: adults, $6, children under 12, $3. Sponsor: Anmoore Lions Club.

HOT DOG and bake sale 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Spelter Volunteer Fire Department. Eat in or call 622-4255 for delivery. Sponsor: Auxiliary.

ANNUAL FLEA MARKET 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at South Chestnut Street United Methodist Church.

HARRISON COUNTY CHESS Tournament at Nutter Fort Elementary School, Clarksburg. Registration, 8:30 a.m., first game, 9:45 a.m. Fee: $8 early, $15 at door. For more information: 842-4771, e-mail

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