• Caregiver Support Group Meeting/Training – A Caregiver Support Group/Training entitled “Staying Healthy as You Age” will be held on Monday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. at the Fayette Senior Center, 108 Lewis Street, Oak Hill. Contact either Janet Zamiela or Melinda Metz at 304-465-8484 if you have any questions.
• Charleston Coin Club — The Charleston Coin Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Kanawha City Community Center at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attends. For more information, call 304-727-4062, or visit the website at www.charlestoncoinclub.org.
• Montgomery Historical Society Committee — The Montgomery Historical Society Committee meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. The public is invited to attend.
• Armstrong Deepwater PSD — The Armstrong Deepwater PSD meets the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. in the office at Kimberly.
• Gauley River PSD — The Gauley River Public Service District meets the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. in the office at 29 S. Swiss Road, Swiss.
• Narcotics Anonymous — A Narcotics Anonymous drug abuse recovery meeting is held at 7:30 p.m. every Monday night at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 708 1st Ave., Montgomery.
• Morris Creek Watershed — The Morris Creek Watershed’s monthly meeting is the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the watershed office located at 328 Morris Drive, Montgomery.
• UKVDEC — The Upper Kanawha Valley Economic Development Corporation meets the third Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at 326 Third Avenue, Montgomery, in the third floor conference room.
• Beautification and Dilapidated Buildings — The Fayette County Beautification and Dilapidated Buildings Committee will meet Thursday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. in county commission chambers, Courthouse, Fayetteville.
• Solid Waste Authority — The Fayette County Solid Waste Authority will meet Thursday, Nov. 20 at 4 p.m. in county commission chambers, Courthouse, Fayetteville.
• Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. on Nov. 21 and Dec. 12 in the Fayette County Commission chambers of the Fayette County Courthouse. The meetings are open to the public.
• Annual Children’s Community Christmas Party — The Fraternal Order of Eagles, Montgomery Aerie #1040, will host a Community Christmas Party for children of the Montgomery and surrounding areas (ages infant through 12) on Sunday, Dec. 14 at Valley High School starting at 2 p.m. The doors will open at 1 p.m. There will be gifts specific to age groups. Pizza and fruit juice will be served. Santa will be there for a special visit. For more information, call the Eagles Aerie at 304-442-8151.
• House Decorating Contest — The Montgomery Park Board will sponsor ira annual Christmas house decorating contest. Judging will take place from Dec. 10 through Dec. 13 between the hours of 6 and 10 p.m. Winners will be announced by Dec. 17.
• Christmas Parade — The Montgomery Christmas Parade will be held on Friday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Your Favorite Christmas Stories.” Lineup will be at 6 p.m. at the Montgomery Fire Department. Bands, floats, military personnel, cheerleaders, walkers, classic cars, churches, etc. are all welcome. Anyone that would like to participate should call Angela Tackett or Christy Craffey at 304-442-5181 by Nov. 26. Prior to the parade Santa will be at City Hall from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. to visit with the children. Parents are welcome to bring their cameras and take as many pictures with Santa as they would like.
• Turkey Trot — Oak Hill’s 6th annual Turkey Trot, sponsored by Plateau Medical Center and Active Fitness Center, will be held Thanksgiving Day — Thursday, Nov. 27. The 5K race or 2-mile walk starts at 8 a.m. at Active Fitness Center on Central Avenue. Registration opens at 7 a.m. Pre-register by Nov. 20 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Entry fee is 10 items of non-perishable food or $20, and all proceeds will benefit the Fayette Plateau Ministerial Association Food Pantry. Before you enjoy your family feast, run or walk to stock the food pantry and help those in need in the community. For more information, call 304-465-0700 or look up Active Fitness Center on Facebook.
• East Bank High School Alumni Association — The East Bank High School Alumni Association annually presents the Dana and Ethel Ervin Scholarships to deserving graduates of Riverside High School. For more information, or to support the fund, please contact President Bill James at 304-389-7251, Hope Stanley at 304-949-2931 or Nancy Pat Maloney at 304-595-1040.
• Food Program — Are you interested in extra income? Do you provide child care in your home? Reimbursement for meals is available through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) program that provides reimbursement for nutritious meals and helps to develop positive eating habits for young children enrolled in family day care homes across the nation. The West Virginia Child Nutrition Office, through sponsoring organizations across the state, administers the CACFP. Family day care providers can receive up to two meals and one snack, or two snacks and one meal, per enrolled child each day. Rates of reimbursement in effect through June 30, 2015 are $1.31 per breakfast, $2.47 per lunch or dinner and 73 cents per snack. Providers could receive $374.22 per month if caring for three children each day, 22 days per month. Participants having children may also be eligible to receive reimbursement for their own child’s meals. All providers receive education in areas related to food service, record keeping and nutrition. Homes certified with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources to provide child care are eligible to participate in the CACFP. To get more information about the program, call Vickie Johnson, RESA 4, Summersville, at 800-251-7372 ext. 24.
• WRC Seeks Donations — The Women’s Resource Center is asking for donations to help support the “Clothes to Home” project. During emergency room exams, clothing from sexual assault victims must be kept for evidence; this project’s sole purpose is to provide fresh clothing for adults and children to wear home or to a shelter. The WRC Sexual Assault Services Coordinator delivers “Clothes to Home” bags to each emergency department; the bags contain a new outfit, sample size personal care items like deodorant, body wash and shampoo, a small journal and pen to keep track of important information such as the investigating officer’s information and the forensic kit number and pamphlets with information about WRC and support services. WRC is asking for donations to ensure sexual assault victims have the clothing and personal items they need as they leave the hospital. Both monetary donations and clothing and personal item donations are being accepted. Monetary donations can be sent to WRC “Clothes to Home” Project, PO Box. 1476, Beckley, WV 25802. Clothing is needed in all sizes, from small to 3x, for women, men, boys and girls. Needed items include new sweatpants, new sweatshirts, new solid color T-shirts, new underwear, new socks and new lounge or sports bras. Personal items needed include deodorant, body wash, lip balm, shampoo, lotion, sanitary wipes, pens and small notepads. Call 304-255-2559 for more information about donation drop-off locations.
Places to Go/Things to Do
• Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner — New Life Center in Cedar Grove will have its annual free community Thanksgiving dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The church is located beside Cedar Grove Furniture. For more information, please call the church at 304-595-7811.
• Community Thanksgiving Meal — The 14th annual Community Thanksgiving Meal will be held at the Lewis Community Foundation Christian Community Center on Central Avenue in Oak Hill on Thursday, Nov. 27 from 12 to 2 p.m. Carry out meals may be picked up from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To order a Thanksgiving dinner, call Oak Hill Baptist Church at 304-469-3455, Oak Hill United Methodist Church at 304-469-4126 or St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at 304-469-3223.
• Herb Class — There will be an herb class offered the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Swiss Missionary Baptist Church, Swiss. The class, which will feature tips on edible and medicinal plants, homesteading, preparedness and more, will be taught by Pastor Gene Truman and is free and open to the public. The next class is scheduled for Dec. 4.
• Quilt — The Montgomery Hospital Auxiliary is selling tickets on a quilt, which currently is located in the Gift Shop on the first floor of the hospital. Drawing is Nov. 20 and tickets are $1.