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NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM: Explore the Discovery Center after hours when our exhibits come to life today from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Appalachian Forest Discovery Center at 101 Railroad Avenue, Elkins. Talk to a settler about life on the Seneca Rocks homestead. Watch weavers and basket makers at work. Learn about medicinal and edible plants in Appalachia, and sample snacks, sodas, and jams made from native plants. Basket at the Appalachian Forest Discovery Center at 101 Railroad Avenue, Elkins of Yarn, make your own medicinal tea, and string together a simple bird feeder. Night at the Museum is free and open to all ages – children and adults alike. The West Virginia Railroad Museum will also be open.
CAKEWALK: The Talbott Community Building on Talbott Road is hosting a Cakewalk today. The kitchen opens at 5 p.m. and the cakewalk starts at 7 p.m
KUMP HOUSE TOURS: Historic Gov. Kump House, Randolph Ave., Elkins, offers public tours this summer Sunday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tours include those recently opened “Something Old, Something New” Display of wedding dresses and educational materials highlighting the history of the home and the political legacy of West Virginia’s 19th Governor, HG Kump. The tours are free, donations are welcome.
ALLEGHENY REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: Holds its regular meeting Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Library of the IOOF Building at Beverly Five-Lane. Those interested in genealogy are encouraged to attend and become a member of the ARFHS. If you have any questions, call 304-636-1650 or 304-636-8528.
CRAFT SHOW/SUMMER BASH: Creek’s premier volunteer fire department will be hosting a craft show and summer bash at the firehouse on August 13 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. There will be vendors, craft items and street performances. Visitors can also have their car washed by a firefighter. Limited retail space is available, call Marisa Trammell at 304-704-7574 for more information.
RANDOLPH COUNTY FARM BUREAU: meets at noon on August 14th in the Tygart Valley Mall parking lot and then travels to Snowy Creek Dorsets in Preston County for a tour of the sheep farms. The group will eat along the way. All welcome. Call 304-338-6010 for more information.
JAZZ SERIES: The Arts Center is hosting the Royalpalooza Jazz Series on Saturday, August 20th at 7:00pm. Seated cabaret style, tables for four. Individual seats available.
PICKN’ IN THE PARK: Pickin’ in the Park takes place on Wednesday at Elkins City Park. There will be two jam sessions beginning with a country session at 4pm in the small pavilion. The second session will be an old-time jam and will take place at the Sycamore Street Pavilion at 7pm. Pickin’ in the Park is sponsored by Augusta Heritage Center and Elkins Parks and Recreation. For more information, call 304-642-2369.
Vendor slots: Vendor slots will be available Thursday nights from 6-8 p.m. for the Live and Drive 2022 summer concert series sponsored by Our Town, Inc and Mountain State Street Machines. Reserved places are available for artisans, business owners and restaurants. Call 304-636-0415 for details. The concert dates are July 27th, August 11th, September 25th, September 8th and 22nd.
GOSPEL SINGS: at Christ’s Church in Horner with Brian Free and Assurance September 23 at 7 p.m. and November 19 at 6 p.m. Pastors Rick and Brenda Wyatt 304-613-9207. Free participation. Offer of love is received. All welcome.
VOLUNTEERS EXHIBITION: Our Town, Inc. will be hosting a window display at 119 Third St beginning through August 23, showcasing the work of six volunteer groups in our region Citizens Promoting Community, Davis Medical System, Kiwanis Club, Our Town, Inc , Read Aloud and CLIMB will be presented . The next presentation will be in April 2023 during National Volunteer Month. If you would like to feature your volunteers in the future, contact 304-636-0415.
RING A BELL FOR ROSIE: The second Ring the Bell for Rosie event hosted by Our Town, Inc. will be held on September 10th at 12pm in the Seneca Mall Atrium. The entire public is invited. A light packed lunch is served with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, fruit and dessert or bring your own. Music, dance, professional storytelling and an appreciation ceremony will take place. If a woman in your family worked in construction or was paid for other important jobs during World War II, they may be eligible for recognition. You can dress up in Rosie clothes. Please call 304-636-0415 for reservations, dietary restrictions, or to inquire about a possible Rosie in your family. Reservations must be made by August 27th.
AL-ANON: Meets at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church every Wednesday from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meets every Monday at 6pm at the Full Gospel Fellowship in the Glenmore Loop. For more information, call 304-642-1244.