Meetings

Bridge Day Commission — There will be an emergency Zoom meeting of the Bridge Day Commission on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m. Join the Zoom meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83162466125?pwd=MGNNd08xcEZlV0h0ck1PVS8vSHBQZz09. Meeting ID is 831 6246 6125. The agenda is as follows: call to order, minutes from Sept. 29, discussion and decision on Virtual Bridge Day, upcoming meetings (Oct. 20 at 1:30 p.m.) and adjourn.

Board of Health — The Fayette County Board of Health will meet Thursday, Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. in the conference room of the new FCHD headquarters at 5495 Maple Lane, Fayetteville. All those interested are invited to attend.

Fayette County Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows this month: LSIC meeting for Oak Hill Middle and Oak Hill High — Tuesday, Oct. 19, 7:15 p.m., Oak Hill High School; and regular meeting — Tuesday, Oct. 26, 6 p.m., BOE office.

Fayette County Democratic Executive Committee — The Fayette County Democratic Executive Committee meets the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

Announcements

WRC Fayette County Vigil — The Women’s Resource Center will host its Fayette County Vigil paying tribute to those lost over the past year to domestic violence on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 12 p.m. at the Fayette County Memorial Building.

Pumpkin Carving Contest — Oak Hill’s annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, sponsored by the Lively Family Amphitheater, registration and drop off will be Thursday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. at The Pumpkin House (The Lewis House) on Main Street. Winners will be announced at The Pumpkin House on Friday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. when prizes and trophies may be picked up. Unlimited pumpkin submissions will be accepted and there is no registration fee. Please keep the top of pumpkin intact. Cut a hole in the bottom to remove the pumpkin guts so that the pumpkins may hold a light. Prizes are as follows: adult (15 and older) carved pumpkins — $100 and a trophy for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place; child (14 and younger) carved pumpkins — $25 and a trophy for first place, $15 for second place and $10 for third place; and child (8 and younger) painted pumpkins — $25 and a trophy for first place, $15 for second place and $10 for third place. For more on the event, visit https://fb.me/e/1fQWXF5kg

Fall Clean-up — Huse Memorial Park in Fayetteville will host its Fall Clean-up on Oct. 15. Be sure to come by prior to this date to get any decorations you have placed on a grave that you wish to save. New decorations may be placed Nov. 1. Items that are prohibited include glass, devotional lights, shepherd’s hooks, standup decorations, coping, curbing, decorative rocks, fencing, hedging, grave mounds, borders or enclosures. No decorations of any type are permitted in trees or cemetery plantings. Flags may be placed on graves on Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, Flag Day and Veterans Day. Flags should be kept to 12 inches by 18 inches in size or smaller. Flags are subject to removal by Huse Memorial Park Commission and the Town of Fayetteville 10 days after the holiday.

Places to Go/Things to Do

Paint and Sip — There will be a paint and sip, Spooky Starry Night, under the pavilion at The Freefolk Brewery in Fayetteville on Wednesday, Oct. 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Spooky Starry Night will be presented by Wild and Wonderful Paint Parties. Flatbread pizzas and craft beer will be available for purchase. All materials, including a 16x20 inch canvas and step-by-step instruction, will be provided for $35 per person. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/paint-and-sip-at-freefolk-tickets-189351755197.

Waste Tire Collection — The Fayette County Solid Waste Authority, in conjunction with the state Department of Environmental Protection and its REAP program, will host a waste tire collection on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the old K-mart in Oak Hill. Only tires from state residents will be accepted; have your state ID ready when you sign in. A 10-tire limit per person will be enforced. Tires (only car or light truck tires accepted) must be off the rim. For more information, call 304-640-0749.

The Great Gorge Community Yard Sale — The Gaines Estate, 225 West Maple Avenue in Fayetteville, will host the Great Gorge Community Yard Sale on Saturday. Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Bridge Day weekend. Community members are invited to set up a booth for $10 on one day or $15 on both days. There will also be live music and food trucks on site. To become a vendor, email mariahleeharrison@gmail.com

Pumpkin Pedal 2021 5K Fun Run — The Fayette Trail Coalition will host Wolf Creek Park’s Pumpkin Pedal 2021 5K Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Lace up your trail running shoes and join the trail group for a fun trail run to kick off the Pumpkin Pedal event. The course will be the 3.3-mile beginner-friendly Marauder Trail. Registration will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and the run will begin at 10 a.m. Cost is a $30 donation to Fayette Trail Coalition (FTC) and you will receive a water bottle and event T-shirt. Costumes are not mandatory but encouraged. Please wear a costume that allows you to move easily and see clearly. Tips: Please park at the T intersection trailhead. Please practice social distancing. Please respect other runners and trail etiquette while on the trail. After the run either stick around or come back later in the day for an adventure bike ride, trick or treat event, tacos, and a beverage. Polecat Tacos will be on site at Bridge Brew Works, longtime supporters of trail development at Wolf Creek Park, selling tacos from 1 to 8 p.m. There will be an opportunity to donate to the Fayette Trail Coalition on Oct. 30 with cash or card. Donations will go towards future trail development in Fayette County. Covid-19 statement: Please remember to practice social distancing and bring a mask. If you are feeling unwell or know you have been exposed to someone with Covid-19, the group kindly asks that you do not attend the event.

Talon Fall Foliage Celebration — Cruise across Gauley Mountain and The Talon Saturday, Oct. 16 and see the New River Gorge ablaze with fall colors. The Backroads WV merchandise trailer will be set up on the side of U.S. Route 60 right on the New River in Gauley Bridge. The event is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and all are welcome. Visit Talon Fall Foliage celebration event page on Facebook for more.

Pumpkin Pedal 2021 Adventure Ride — The Fayette Trail Coalition will host Wolf Creek Park’s Pumpkin Pedal 2021 Adventure Ride on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come join the trail group for a scavenger hunt type bike ride. Details: Registration will be at the checkered tent at the T. This is a team event, you must participate as a team of two riders. Team categories are men’s, women’s and co-ed. Registration opens at 11 a.m. and the ride will kick off at noon. A $5 donation is required to enter; a $10 donation for entry and a water bottle; and a $30 donation for entry, water bottle and event tee. At the start line you and a partner will be given a booklet and a map with five checkpoint locations. The fastest team in each category to punch their map at all five points and returns will earn a prize. Tips: This event will utilize all the trails at Wolf Creek Park which range from beginner to advanced mountain bike trails. Costumes are not mandatory but encouraged. Please wear a costume that allows you to move easily and see clearly. Please park at the T intersection trailhead. Please practice social distancing. Please respect other riders and trail etiquette while on the trail. After the ride. please stick around for some delicious tacos by Polecat Taco at Bridge Brew Works, longtime supporters of trail development at Wolf Creek Park, and the chance to win some fantastic raffle prizes. There also will be an opportunity to donate to the Fayette Trail Coalition on Oct. 30 with cash or card. Donations will go towards future trail development in Fayette County. Covid-19 statement: Please remember to practice social distancing and bring a mask. If you are feeling unwell or know you have been exposed to someone with Covid-19, the group kindly asks that you do not attend the event.

Pumpkin Pedal 2021 — The Fayette Trail Coalition will host Wolf Creek Park’s Pumpkin Pedal 2021 Trick or Treat Ride on Saturday, Oct. 30 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Bring the kids and join the trail group for a trick or treat bike ride. There will be trick or treating stops along the 3.3-mile beginner-friendly Marauder Trail. Costumes are not mandatory, but encouraged. Be sure to bring something to carry your candy in, but that still allows you to ride unhindered. Backpacks and fanny packs are great for this. Wear a costume that allows you to move easily and see clearly. Please park at the T intersection trailheads. Please practice social distancing and respect other riders and trail etiquette while on the trail. Donations to the trail efforts for participation are not required, but very much appreciated. There will be an opportunity to donate to the Fayette Trail Coalition with cash or card. Donations will go towards future trail development in Fayette County. Polecat Tacos will be at Bridge Brew Works, longtime supporters of trail efforts at Wolf Creek Park, selling tacos, so stop by if you aren’t full from all the candy. Please remember to practice social distancing and bring a mask. If you are feeling unwell or know you have been exposed to someone with Covid-19, you are kindly requested not to attend the event.

Fayette County Public Library — The Fayette County Public Library has released its branches’ schedule of events for October. All branches will have grab and go craft bags for the kids. Also, all branches will be closed for training on Thursday, Oct. 14. Scheduled events are listed alphabetically by designation. Patrons are asked to call to register for all programs or to make an appointment and for times. Ansted (FA, 102 Oak Street, Ansted, 304-658-5472) — Knex/Lego (Saturdays, Oct. 16, 23 and 30, 10 a.m.), monster movie (Tuesdays, Oct. 19 and 26, 6 p.m.) and storytime (Thursdays, Oct. 21 and 29, 3:30 p.m.). Meadow Bridge (FB, 53 Montrado Street, Meadow Bridge, 304-484-7942) — Halloween crafting (Monday, Oct. 18, all day), Halloween tie dyeing (bring your own shirt, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 4 p.m.), Halloween Bingo (Thursday, Oct. 21, all day), pumpkin painting (registration required, Tuesday, Oct. 26, 4 p.m.) and wear your costume (Thursday, Oct. 21, all day). Fayetteville (FF, 200 West Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, 304-574-0070) — storytime (Wednesdays, Oct. 20 and 27, 10:30 a.m.), family game time (Saturday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m.), Kitchen Witchery (Monday, Oct. 18, 6 p.m.), pumpkin painting (Saturday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m.) and Halloween craft (Saturday, Oct. 30, 10 a.m.). Mount Hope (FH, 500 Main Street, Mount Hope, 304-877-3260) — Little Learners storytime (Fridays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29, 10 a.m.), Power of Play for ages 1-5 (Fridays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29, 1 p.m.), family movie (Fridays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29, 2 p.m.), Dollar Decorations (Mondays, Oct. 18 and 25, 11 a.m.), craft afternoons (Tuesdays, Oct. 12,19 and 26, 1 p.m.), Bullet Journaling (Tuesday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m.), wreath making (Wednesday, Oct. 20, 1 p.m.), Libratory-Teens (Thursday, Oct. 21, 4 p.m.), Lego/Knex (Thursdays, Oct. 7,21 and 28, all day), adult canvas painting (Monday, Oct. 18, 2 p.m.), pumpkin painting (Wednesday, Oct. 27, 12 p.m.) and family game time (Thursday, Oct. 28, 4 p.m.). Montgomery (FM, 507 Ferry Street, Montgomery, 304-442-5665) — adult coloring club (Fridays, Oct. 15, 22 and 29, 3 p.m.), storytime (Wednesdays, Oct. 13,20 and 27, 5 p.m.), Lego/Knex (Thursdays, Oct. 7,21 and 28, all day), Lollipop Ghosts (Friday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m.), pumpkin painting (Friday, Oct. 22, 1 p.m.) and movie night (Ghostbusters, Wednesday, Oct. 27, 5 p.m.). Oak Hill (FO, 611 Main Street, Oak Hill, 304-469-9890) — scavenger hunt (all month), storytime (Thursdays, Oct. 21 and 28, 11 a.m.), lapsit (Tuesday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m.), NYMBC/YARG (Thursday, Oct. 21, 5 p.m.) and Halloween Party Movie (1-7, registration required, Thursday, Oct. 28). Bookmobile (FP, 531 Summit Street, Oak Hill, 304-465-5664) — Week 1 (to Oct. 15 and Oct. 25 to Oct. 30) and Week 2 (Oct. 18 to Oct. 22).

Fundraisers

Bingo! — The Ansted Hometown Heritage Festival will host a night of Bingo! on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Midland Trail Community Center. All proceeds will go toward the Midland Trail Community Center and the Ansted Hometown Festival. There will be lots of fun, games and prizes.

Church

Judgement Day Drama — The Daystar Worship Center in Mount Hope will host “Heaven’s Gate or Hell’s Flames,” a Judgement Day drama, on Friday, Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. each evening. Pastor Larry Humphrey and the congregation invite everyone to attend. The church is located at 511 Kilsyth Road, Mount Hope.

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