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.
SPAGHETTI DINNER: Orlena United Methodist Church will host a spaghetti dinner from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. The church is located along Old Parsons Road in Gilman. The menu will consist of spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and a drink. Tickets are $10 and adult and $5 for 12 and under. For more information, call 304-614-4101.
CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM: The annual Civil War Symposium hosted by the Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation returns Saturday. This year’s theme is ‘Rascals, Rangers, and Swamp Dragons: Civil War Irregulars’ and will include 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.
REVIVAL: Markley Memorial Chapel will host a revival from April 3-10. Sunday activities will start at 6 p.m. and Monday to Saturday at 7 p.m. There will be a special signing each night and Evangelist Chuck Swiney. The church is located on Route 219 approximately 6 miles south of Huttonsville Exxon. For more information, call Pastor Billy Young at 304-456-3439.
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.
LINCOLN DAY DINNER: The Randolph County Republican Executive Committee will hold its Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, April 9 at Camp Pioneer. Social hour at 4 p.m. Dinner at 5 p.m. The keynote speaker will be the Treasurer of West Virginia. For costs and more information, call 304-636-1019.
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 creek 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.
SPAY-GHETTI DINNER: The Randolph County Humane Society is hosting the return of its popular Spay-ghetti dinner! The 10th annual event is scheduled for April 9 from 4-7 p.m. at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church for take-out only. In partnership with St. Patrick’s Guild of Coalton, tickets are available online at www.rchswv.org or in person at the shelter, Fancy Paws, Appalachian Animal Hospital, Allegheny Veterinary Services, Katie Bright CPA or board members administration.
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.
BANQUET DUCKS UNLIMITED: will be held April 9 at the Gandy Dancer Theater and Conference Center on the Beverly Pike. Festivities include raffles, games, an open bar, banquet, and silent and live auctions. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.ducks.org/west-virginia/events/51556/elkins-dinner
EASTER EGG HUNT: The American Legion Post Auxiliary 29 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.
RALLY: Otterbein United Methodist Church located at 1100 South Davis Ave. at Elkins will sponsor a “He is risen” gathering for local children on Saturday, April 9 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The drive-in rally will take place behind the Otterbein UM church. Children must be present to receive the treat bag.
ALLEGEHENY REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: will meet at 7 p.m. on April 12 in the library of the IOOF building located on Beverly Lane 5. Anyone interested in genealogy is encouraged to attend and become a member. The library will be open on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the other days by appointment. For more information call 304-636-1650 or 304-636-8528
MASTER NATURALIST WOLF TALK: The Tygart Valley Master Naturalist Program is sponsoring a talk by Dr. Ed Michael, “History of West Virginia Coyotes and Wolves”, Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at the WV DNR Operations Center, 738 Ward Road. The program is free and open to the public. There will also be information about the West Virginia Master Naturalist Education Certification Program (mnofwv.org). New courses start this summer. For more information, contact Jim Fregonara, WVDNR, 304-637-0245.
IOOF BUCKWHEAT AND PANCAKES BREAKFAST: Randolph Lodge will host a Buckwheat and Pancakes Breakfast on April 16 at Lodge Hall on the Beverly Five-Lane from 7 a.m. to noon. The menu will include sourdough buckwheat cakes, regular pancakes, bisquits and gravy, eggs, sausages, coffee, mille or orange juice. Apple butter is also available.
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.
BIG GAME BANQUET: The Monongahela Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host a Big Game Banquet on April 23 at the Beverly Fire Department. Doors will open at 5 p.m. For more information, call 304-282-9627.
MEET BOARD OF EDUCATION CANDIDATES NIGHT: The Randolph County Democratic Women’s Club is sponsoring an opportunity for voters to meet all nonpartisan Randolph County Board of Education candidates on Tuesday, April 26 at the Homestead Community Center in Dailey from 6-8 p.m. Democratic candidates for other positions will be invited to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Cindy Stemple, RCDWC, 304-641-0751.
TREE PLANTING / CITY PARK CLEANUP FOR EARTH DAY: Join volunteers from Elkins Friends of Trees and Elkins Parks and Recreation to plant new saplings and other cleanup and gardening projects in Elkins City Park on Thursday, April 22 beginning at 11 a.m. at the main pavilion. Bring gloves and gardening tools if you have them, but some will be available. Dress for the appropriate weather; the event takes place rain or shine. For more information, contact Owen Peet, EPRC, 304-642-8680.
TREE DAY CELEBRATION: The official recognition of the City of Elkins Tree Board’s Arbor Day will take place on Friday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at Glendale Park. The event includes the mayor’s proclamation of Arbor Day and the planting of a tree donated by the West Virginia Division of Forestry. The Emma Scott Garden Club will also plant a tree at Bluegrass Park at 5 p.m. the same day. For more information, contact Marilynn Cuonzo, Elkins Tree Board, 304-621-5900.
EARTH DAY CELEBRATION: An afternoon celebration of the planet will take place on Saturday, April 30 from noon to 2 p.m. at Elkins City Park. The event is sponsored by the Women’s Club of Elkins, the Randolph County Democratic Women’s Club, the Elkins Tree Board, and the Elkins Parks and Recreation Commission. There will be children’s activities, exhibits, interactive games, tree seedlings and reusable gifts. The winners of the poster and poet tree contests will be announced. The event takes place rain or shine. For more information, contact Jane Birdsong, RCDWC, 304-621-5809. .
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.
ALLEGHENY REGIONAL FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY: Meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Library of the IOOF Building located on the Beverly Five-Lane. Those interested in genealogy are encouraged to attend and become members. The library is open on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Other days by appointment. For more information, call 304-636-1650 or 304-636-8528.