Fayette County Board of Health — The Fayette County Board of Health will meet Tuesday, July 30 at 4 p.m. at the Health Department, 202 Church Street, Fayetteville. All interested persons are invited to attend.
Fayette County Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, July 23 at 6 p.m. at the BOE office in Fayetteville.
Montgomery City Council — The Montgomery City Council has changed the time of its regular council meetings to 7 p.m. Meetings still will be held on the second Tuesday of each month.
Fayette County Commission — The Fayette County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. in the county commission room in the Fayette County Courthouse, Fayetteville on the following dates: July 26, Aug. 9, Aug. 23, Sept. 11, Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 22, Dec. 6 and Dec. 20.
KFPSD — The regular board meeting of the Kanawha Falls Public Service District is the second Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. at the office in Gauley Bridge. The public is invited to attend.
Montgomery Historical Committee — The Montgomery Historical Committee meets the second Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. at Upper Kanawha Valley Technology Community Building, 326 Third Avenue, Montgomery. The public is invited to attend.
Montgomery Area Lions Club — The Montgomery Area Lions Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at the Upper Kanawha Valley Technology Community Building, 326 Third Avenue, Montgomery, beginning at 6 p.m. Prior to the meeting, members are invited to gather at Gino’s at 5:15 p.m. for dinner. New members are always welcome.
Kanawha Valley Coin Club — The Kanawha Valley Coin Club meets the first Tuesday of each month at the South Charleston Library, 312 4th Avenue, South Charleston, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend the meetings. For more information about the upcoming coin show or club meetings, you can call 304-727-4062 or visit the website at http://www.kvcc.eznetway.com/charleston/php
New River Humane Society — The New River Humane Society meeting will be held at Los Vaqueros on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
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.
Morris Creek Watershed Association — The Morris Creek Watershed Association’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.
Medicare Assistance — Ernestine Post, SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) counselor from Braxton County Senior Citizens Center, will be at the Senior Nutrition Site in Oak Hill on Monday, July 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. She will be at Twin Oaks Plaza on Monday. July 22 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. If you have any questions about your Medicare benefits, to sign up for Medicare or to see if you qualify for extra help with your prescription drugs (the income guidelines have increased), please stop by to see her or call 304-765-4091 to schedule an appointment.
Fayette County Park Pool — Hours of operation at the pool at the Fayette County Park, Beckwith, are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Daily costs are: up to 3 years — free; 4 to 15 — $4; 16 to 54 — $5; and 55 and older — $4. Season passes are available as well. A single pass is $75 plus tax and a family of four can get a season pass for $150 (add $25 per additional family member). A 10-visit punch card also is available for $35. The park may also be rented out for pool parties. For more information, call the park at 304-574-1111.
VA in Need of Volunteer Drivers — The West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance is looking for individuals to volunteer one day a month to transport veterans to medical appointments for the Veteran Transportation Network. This program is designed to ensure that veterans without transportation have access to the health care they need. It is free to the veterans. Anyone wishing to volunteer to become a driver of veterans should contact the Voluntary Service Office at the Beckley VA Medical Center: 304-255-2121 ext. 4162 or 4556.
Harm Reduction & Recovery Program — The Fayette County Health Department hosts a harm reduction and recovery program every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at 202 Church Street, Fayetteville. Many services are offered, including STD testing, needle exchange and supplies, immunizations, wound assessment and treatment, Naloxone training, etc. If you would like to volunteer, please call 304-574-1617.
Food Pantry — The North Fayette Food Pantry is operating a food pantry on the third Wednesday of each month for two hours, from 10 a.m. to noon, providing free USDA commodities to those who qualify, located at 5407 Midland Trail, Falls View, in accordance with federal and USDA policy. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
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.
Places to Go/Things to Do
Litter Cleanup — The Town of Gauley Bridge will host a litter cleanup on Saturday, July 20 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Anyone willing to help clean up around town is invited to meet at Town Hall at 8 a.m.
Free Community Luncheon — The UKVSAC and the Booker T. Washington Community Center host a free community luncheon the third Tuesday of each month (no luncheon in November) at the community center, 24 Wyatt Street, London. Everyone is invited for free food and drinks. For more information, please call 304-389-0934.
Gospel Singers Convention — The 69th annual West Virginia Mountain State Gospel Singers Convention is scheduled for July 22 to July 28 at the convention grounds near Summersville. All singers are welcome. There is free camping during the sing dates although donations are accepted. The convention grounds are located off Route 19, 5 miles south of Summersville. For detailed directions, convention schedule and additional information, visit the website at www.wvgospelsing.com or call 304-872-1977.
Active SWV Kaymoor Steps Group — Join Active Southern West Virginia every Thursday through July 25 at 7:30 a.m. for a hike into the past and down (and up!) 821 stairs. This scenic workout will take participants past views of the gorge and down to the remains of a retired coal processing plant, coke ovens, and abandoned town site. Bring water, a rain jacket if needed, and wear sturdy shoes. To get to the trailhead: From US 19, follow WV 16 south through Fayetteville. Turn left on Gatewood Road (park signs indicates Kaymoor and Cunard). Follow Gatewood Road 2.0 miles, and turn left at the Kaymoor sign (Kaymoor No. 1 Road). Follow this road about one mile to the “T” intersection; turn left. Parking is 50 yards on the right.
Free Movies — “Ralph Breaks the Internet” will be shown free to the public on Saturday, July 27 beginning at dusk (normally between 8 and 9 p.m.) at the Lively Family Amphitheater in Oak Hill. Other upcoming free films include Avengers, Aug. 10; Dumbo, Aug. 24; and Aquaman, Sept. 7.
Lynn Davis Exhibit — The Alderson Artisans Gallery currently is hosting a showing of paintings by guest artisan Lynn Davis. Original works will be available for viewing and sale in the gallery through Oct. 11. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Alderson Artisans Gallery is a cooperative non-profit organization. Visit the website at http://www.aldersongallery.com for a list of current artists.
Chair Yoga — There will be a chair yoga class each Monday and Thursday morning at 8:45 a.m. at the Upper Kanawha Valley YMCA in Montgomery. The class is free for YMCA members.
Gauley Bridge Walking Group — People of all ages, abilities, and residences are welcome to join Community Captain Darla Keenan for a free walking group each weekday morning at 6 a.m. at the Ruby Winebrenner Community Center (former Gauley Bridge High School). For more about Active SWV programs, visit https://activeswv.org/ and click on the Events Calendar.
UKV Walking Group — Join the UKV Walking Group every Monday at 5:30 p.m. and Thursday at 10 a.m. at the YMCA in Montgomery to walk a mile with the group. Community captains Jo Harris and Joyce Surbaugh will lead this weekly walking group to help provide a free opportunity in their community to be active. This is a beginner-friendly weekly walking group sponsored by Active Southern West Virginia that everyone is welcome to join. For more about Active SWV programs, visit https://activeswv.org/ and click on the Events Calendar.
Contentment — The Contentment Historical Complex on Main St. (U.S. Rt. 60) Ansted, West Virginia will be open each Friday through August. The complex is located one-half mile east of Hawks Nest State Park Lodge and is featured on the Civil War Trail. Admission to the site is $10 for adults and $5 for those under 12, which admits one to all three buildings: “Contentment,” the post-Civil War home of Col. George W. Imboden, Ansted’s first mayor, a one-room school, and a museum of mining, farming and Civil War artifacts plus moonshine stills and much more. Contentment is operated by the Fayette County Historical Society, which would love to have new members. If you are interested in joining, send your name, address, phone number and other contact information to FCHS, PO 702, Ansted, WV 25812 and include a check or money order for $20 for one person or $35 for a business or two in a family. If you just want to help preserve this piece of history, send your donation to the same address. It is tax-deductible.
Oak Hill Middle Summer Band — The summer band schedule for Oak Hill Middle School has been released. Each day lists which section needs to attend in parentheses. Wear tennis shoes and bring water and a pencil, as you will be spending some time outside. The tentative plan is to meet in the new band room. However, if the band can’t meet in the new band room by Aug. 12, members will meet in the Oak Hill High School band room. The schedule is as follows: Monday, Aug. 12 — 12 to 2 p.m. (everyone); Tuesday, Aug. 13 — 12 to 2 p.m. (percussion only); Wednesday, Aug. 14 — 12 to 2 p.m. (woodwinds only); Thursday, Aug. 15 — 12 to 2 p.m. (brass only); Friday, Aug. 16 — 12 to 2 p.m. (everyone); Monday, Aug. 19 — 12 to 2 p.m. (percussion only); and Tuesday, Aug. 20 — 12 to 2 p.m. (percussion only).
Vacation Bible School — Campbell Memorial Baptist Church, located behind the Grant’s IGA in Smithers, will host Vacation Bible School with Child Evangelism Fellowship as the leaders Monday, July 22 through Friday, July 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. each evening. There will be games, crafts, Bible lessons, music and snacks for those ages 3 through high school. For more information, call the church at 304-442-2056.
Tent Revival — The 6th annual On the Mountain Tent Revival will be held through July 19 at Hawks Nest State Park at 6:30 p.m. each evening. There will be special singing nightly. Following is the schedule of speakers: Thursday — Wade Samples; and Friday — Randy Spurgeon.
MHS Class of 1969 — The Montgomery High School Class of 1969 will hold its 50-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 17 at the Glen Ferris Inn. Happy hour with a cash bar begins at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Classmates are invited to boogie with DJ Dickie Dickenson. Dale Flanagan will take class pictures. Cost is $60 for a single and $120 for a couple (room not included). For room reservations, call the Glen Ferris Inn (304-632-1111) and mention MHS reunion. Make checks for the reunion payable to MHS Class of 1969 and mail to Patty Tincher, 6812 Oliver Loving Drive, Killeen, Texas. Final count and payment are due by Aug. 3. No refunds will be available due to pre-payment. For more information, call Patty Wendell Tincher, 770-337-0422, or Becky Kilburn Hustead, 304-595-1921, or visit the Facebook page at MHS Class of 1969.
GBHS Class of 1989 — The Gauley Bridge Class of 1989 will hold its 30-year reunion on Saturday, Aug. 3 at Adventures on the Gorge.
Layland Reunion — The Layland Reunion will be held Sunday, July 21 beginning at 11 a.m. at Camp Washington-Carver, Clifftop. Dinner will be served between 1 and 2 p.m. Dinner will consist of BBQ, fired chicken, potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, roll, dessert and coffee, iced tea and lemonade. The cost of the meal is $9 per person and must be ordered and prepaid by June 30. There will be no ticket sales at the door until all prepaid meals have been served. To register, send your name, address, telephone (cell and/or home phone), the number of meals (chicken or BBQ and how many of each) with a check made payable to Shirley Miller to Miller at 3623 McDaniel Drive, Salem, VA 24153. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Miller at 540-380-4789.
Second (Indianhead) Division — The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and the 98th annual reunion in Tucson, Arizona from Sept. 18 to Sept. 22, contact Bob Haynes at email@example.com or call 224-225-1202.