EDITOR’S NOTE: The Agenda is for nonprofit civic organizations only. Unless otherwise stated, the events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to the many entries, articles may only appear for a week. Entries appear in chronological order and according to available space. The deadline for submission is 4 p.m.
HOT DOG SALE: The Whitmer United Methodist Church will host a hot dog sale to benefit the church’s youth group beginning at noon Saturday
AMERICAN LEGION ANNIVERSARY DINNER: The American Legion’s 103rd Anniversary Dinner will be held at the Post home in Elkins at 7 p.m. Saturday with social time beginning at 6 p.m.
BUCKWHEAT FEED: Beverly United Methodist Church is hosting a buckwheat feed from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. The menu will consist of buckwheat pancakes, regular pancakes, sausages, sausage sauce, eggs, coffee, milk, water and orange juice. There will be door prizes including a $100 gas card and two $50 gas cards.
BUCKWHEAT AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Randolph County IOOF Lodge will host a sourdough buckwheat feeding in the lodge room on Beverly Five Lane from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. The menu will include sourdough buckwheat cakes, regular pancakes, biscuits and gravy, eggs, coffee, milk and orange juice. Take-out orders will be available.
CELEBRATION: The American Legion Post 29 will host its 103rd Anniversary Dinner on Saturday, March 19, 2022. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. and the program/dinner will begin at 7 p.m. They will be serving a lasagna dinner. Please purchase or reserve your tickets by March 12 as no tickets will be sold at the door. Call 304-636-3930 for more information.
CELEBRATE SPRING: The Emma Scott Garden Club and Randolph Tucker Master Gardeners will host a first day Spring Celebration from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Atrium of the Senecal Mall in downtown Elkins. Activities include planting vegetable seeds to take home, creating pollinator seed balls and face painting. For more information, call 304-636-6485.
50-YEAR VETERAN SERVICE AWARD: Elkins Lodge No.108 AF&AM cordially invites all Master Masons to attend the presentation of a 50-Year Veteran Service Award on March 21st. All Master Masons are encouraged to attend a free dinner at 6 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.
ELKINS ENTREPRENEURS EXPO: The Elkins Entrepreneurs Expo will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 24 at the Phil Gainer Community Center. Free entry. Whether starting, expanding or revamping a business, take part in one-on-one sessions, booths, storyboards, networking and 24 workshops/roundtables.
TYGART VALLEY HOMESTEAD ASSOCATION: The Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, March 24 at 6 p.m. in the Dining Hall of the Homestead Community and Event Center in Dailey. Everyone is welcome.
RETIRED SCHOOL STAFF: The March meeting of the Randolph County Association of Retired School Staff will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 25 at the Steer Steakhouse. Fundraising tickets for a Bob Huggins basketball to benefit scholarships are available from Donna Auvil and the draw will take place at the April meeting.
WELCOME SPRING: The public is invited to downtown Elkins to view the more than 100 tulips on the streets, then attend a Welcome Spring event at the Seneca Mall atrium from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday March 26. There will be activities. for children and adults donated by eight local organizations and individuals, door prizes and gifts. The event is free to the public. Please call 304-636-0415 for more information.
BREAKFAST: VFW Post 5781 and Auxiliary will host a buckwheat breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on March 26 at Harman Post. Buckwheat/regular pancakes, sausages, sausage gravy, fried potatoes, eggs and drinks will be provided and take-out will be available.
FREE PRUNING AND GRAFTING WORKSHOP: will be held Saturday, March 26 at 2 p.m. in the Gov. Kumphouse. The workshop will be led by David Proudfoot and sponsored by the Elkins Tree Board and Elkins Friends of Trees. The Kump House is located at 401 Randolph Ave., Elkins across from Kroger’s. Dress warmly and park at the back of the house. Easy access from Seneca Road. For more information, visit the Elkins Friends of Trees Facebook page.
SPRING CLEANING: There will be a spring cleaning in Coalton on Saturday March 26th. About 20 volunteers are needed to help with this event. The group will meet at the Coalton VFW at 9 a.m. Garbage bags, gloves and garbage clips will be provided. Contact Peggy Young Ross at 304-406-2111 if you would like to help.
CONCEALED CARRY/BASIC PISTOL COURSE: will be held on Sunday, March 27 at the Coalton VFW, 3436 Coalton-Pumpkintown Road, Coalton. The day of registration for the event will be allowed, if the course is not full, from 9 a.m. until the start time of the course at 10 a.m. For more information or to register, visit EventBrite or contact Peggy Young Ross at 304-636-7764 or 304-406-2111, JD Blackburn at 304-940-2422, [email protected] or visit WV Double Tap Gun Club on Facebook.
CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM: The annual Civil War Symposium hosted by the Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation returns Saturday, April 2. This year’s theme is “Rascals, Rangers, and Swamp Dragons: Civil War Irregulars” and will feature presentations by Civil War historians and local authors. . The event will take place in the IOOF room in Beverly (across from Town Square and above the Rusty Spinner). Registration begins at noon with speakers from 1 to 5 p.m. To purchase tickets or for a complete schedule or more information, visit richmountain.org or call 304-637-7424.
STRAWBERRY SALE: The annual Elkins Area Auxiliary Band Strawberry Sale will be held until April 8th. Order from any student in the Elkins High or Elkins Middle School group or call 304-636-2721. -5:30 p.m.
CREEK CLEANUP: There will be a spring creek cleanup on Bridgewater Lane on Saturday April 9th. About 10 volunteers are needed to help pick up roadside litter and clean up the creek. The group will meet at 10 a.m. Garbage bags, gloves and garbage clips are available. Please wear waterproof boots or shoes. The stream is not deep, but it could be muddy. Please contact Maria at 304-997-5110 if you have any questions and would like to participate.
BREAKFAST OF BUCKWHEAT AND PANCAKES AT HOME: is scheduled for April 9 from 7 a.m. to noon at the Homestead Community and Event Center in Dailey. The menu includes all-you-can-eat sourdough buckwheat cakes, regular pancakes, sausages, eggs, coffee, juice and milk. The event is organized by Home of the Soul Family Worship in partnership with the Tygart Valley Homestead Association. Dine in or take away. Proceeds support Tygart Valley High School graduation lockdown. The following spring, the buckwheat/pancake breakfast is scheduled for May 7.
EASTER EGG HUNT: The American Legion Post 29 Auxiliary will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 in Ekins Town Square. The hunt will be done according to the egg hunts for 2-4 year olds, 5-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds. The Easter Bunny will be present for photos (bring your own camera). Also, bring your own basket to collect your eggs.
COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT: On Saturday, April 16, Elkins United Methodist First Church will host a free community Easter egg hunt. All children are invited. The event begins at 1 p.m. at Glendale Park in Elkins. Parents/guardians, please stay with your children and look for a table set up near the end of the park for your child to start with a bag of goodies before they begin their hunt.
AL-ANON: Meet at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meets every Monday at 6 p.m. at Full Gospel Fellowship in the Glenmore Loop. For more information, call 304-642-1244.