Board of Education — The Fayette County Board of Education will meet as follows: regular meeting, Tuesday, July 13, 6 p.m., BOE office; and regular meeting, Tuesday, July 27, 6 p.m., BOE office.
Bridge Day Commission — The Bridge Day Commission will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the county commission chambers at the Fayette County Courthouse on the following dates: July 21, Aug. 19 and Sept. 15. Bridge Day 2021 will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16. For more on Bridge Day, visit officialbridgeday.com.
Bookmobile Available for Site Visits — The Fayette County Public Library is looking for businesses or groups that would be interested in having a visit from the Bookmobile. The Bookmobile can visit weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or whatever suits your group’s needs. The Bookmobile has a wide variety of items and if you need something in particular or an author you like officials can arrange for it to be onboard. Everyone is invited to visit the bookmobile to see what it has to offer. If you are interested in a visit from the Fayette County Bookmobile, please call 304-465-5664 to discuss scheduling.
Places to Go/Things to Do
Fayette County Public Library — The Fayette County Public Library has released its branches’ schedule of events for the month of July. Scheduled Adventure Days are as follows: Tuesday, July 6 — Adventure Day at Fayetteville Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Adventure Day at Mount Hope Park, 2 to 4 p.m.; Thursday, July 8 — Adventure Day at Midland Trail Community Center, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Adventure Day at Smithers Gateway Center, 2 to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, July 13 — Adventure Day at Fayetteville Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Adventure Day at Mount Hope Park, 2 to 4 p.m.; Thursday, July 15 — Adventure Day at Midland Trail Community Center, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Adventure Day at Smithers Gateway Center, 2 to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, July 20 — Adventure Day at Fayetteville Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Adventure Day at Mount Hope Park, 2 to 4 p.m.; Thursday, July 22 — Adventure Day at Midland Trail Community Center, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Adventure Day at Smithers Gateway Center, 2 to 4 p.m.; Tuesday, July 27 — Adventure Day at Fayetteville Park, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Adventure Day at Mount Hope Park, 2 to 4 p.m.; and Thursday, July 29 — Adventure Day at Midland Trail Community Center, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Adventure Day at Smithers Gateway Center, 2 to 4 p.m. Other 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. All branches will be closed Monday, July 5 for Independence Day. Ansted (FA, 102 Oak Street, Ansted, 304-658-5472) — summer reading program (Fridays, July 2, 9, 16 and 23 at 1 p.m.); Star Wars Saturdays craft and movie (Saturdays, July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31); movie night (Tuesdays, July 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 5:30 p.m.); and flower club (Wednesday, July 14, 3 p.m.). Meadow Bridge (FB, 53 Montrado Street, Meadow Bridge, 304-484-7942) — Legos (Tuesdays, July 6 and 20, all day); summer reading program (Wednesdays, July 7, 14 and 21, 1 p.m.); Toddler Time (Mondays, July 12, 19 and 26, 11 a.m.); and movies (Tuesdays, July 13 and 27, all day). Administration Office (FC, 531 Summit Street, Oak Hill, 304-465-0121 or 304-465-5664) — book club (Thursday, July 8 at 6 p.m.). Fayetteville (FF, 200 West Maple Avenue, Fayetteville, 304-574-0070) — STEM, second to fifth grades (Friday, July 2 at 3:30 p.m.); Fourth of July craft (Saturday, July 3, all day); adult coloring (Saturdays, July 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 11 a.m.); summer reading program (Wednesdays, July 7, 14 and 21 at 10:30 a.m.); Kitchen Witchery (Wednesday, July 14 at 6 p.m.); and adult book group (Monday, July 26 at 6 p.m.). Mount Hope (FH, 500 Main Street, Mount Hope, 304-877-3260) — STEM (Thursdays, July 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 2 p.m.); Lego/Knex (Fridays, July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, all day); summer reading program (Tuesdays, July 6, 13 and 20 at 1 p.m.); Dollar Deco (Mondays, July 12, 19 and 26 at 1 p.m.); and wreath making (Wednesdays, July 14 and 28 at 1 p.m.). Montgomery (FM, 507 Ferry Street, Montgomery, 304-442-5665) — adult book club (Thursday, July 1 at 1 p.m.); Independence Day craft (Friday, July 2 at 1 p.m.); summer reading program (Wednesdays, July 7, 14 and 21 at 2 p.m.); Legos/Knex (Thursdays, July 8, 15, 22 and 29, all day); scavenger hunt, find the ice cream (Friday, July 16 at 3 p.m.). Oak Hill (FO, 611 Main Street, Oak Hill, 304-469-9890) — summer reading program (Thursdays, July 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 11 a.m. and Tuesdays, July 6, 13 and 20 at 11 a.m. or 6 p.m.); Mixed Minds Book Club book pickup (Tuesday, July 6); lapsit (Fridays, July 9 and 23 at 11 a.m.); and NYM Book Club (Thursday, July 15 at 5 p.m.).
Living History Programs and Craft Demonstrations – Monongahela National Forest staff and volunteers invite visitors to take a step back in time at a Pioneer Visit interpretive program. The programs will take place at the Sites Homestead near the Seneca Rocks Discovery Center each Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. through Labor Day. Experience life in the early 1800s with special programs featuring folk crafts, mountain music, and costumed interpreters. Pioneer Visit programs will take place rain or shine. The restored Sites Homestead is open to visitors each week Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Homestead will be open to visitors Friday through Sunday on Independence Day weekend and Labor Day weekend. Planned schedule of programs is as follows: July 3 — broom making with Gary Robinson, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; July 10 — white oak basketry with Judy VanGundy, 1 to 4 p.m.; July 17 — old time music with Dave and Cindy Proudfoot, 1 to 4 p.m.; Aug. 14 — broom making with Gary Robinson, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Aug. 21 — dulcimer jam with Louanna Moore, 1 to 4 p.m.; and Sept. 4 — broom making with Gary Robinson, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This schedule is subject to change at any time. For more information, contact Alison Bailey at 304-567-2827 ext. 7212 or [email protected] Updates will be posted on the Forest’s official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MonongahelaNF/.
Music on Main — Harmony for Hope will host Music on Main every Sunday morning from 8 to 10 a.m. through Sunday, Sept. 12. Join Harmony for Hope each Sunday morning on Main Street in Mount Hope for inspirational music, coffee and community. Get updated on what’s going on in the area, share stories about what you’re doing and enjoy the company of neighbors and a cup of coffee on your way to your Sunday morning place of worship. This is an outdoor event and the group looks forward to seeing old friends and new throughout the 2021 Music on Main season.
WVU Extension Service Book Club — The West Virginia Community Educational Outreach Service (WVCEOS) holds a virtual book club discussion on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 2 p.m. To join the Zoom discussion, visit https://wvu.zoom.us/j/97316133152?fbclid=IwAR19x7Nvm0XVIh8ai6N-QwVVVZv2dAi6daQyAUcdsQuWIHt_Vw309tQT9Vg#success, dial in by cell phone at 1-646-558-8656 or dial in by landline toll-free in the U.S. at 877-853-5257. The meeting ID is 973 1613 3152. Following is the remainder of the year’s scheduled book topics: July 13 — West Virginia: A History by Otis K. Rice and Stephen W. Brown; July 27 — Killers of a Flower Moon by David Grann; Aug. 10 — The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes; Aug. 24 — The Things We Cannot Say by Kelly Rimmer; Sept. 14 — Beneath a Scarlett Sky by Mark Sullivan; Sept. 28 — Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict; Oct. 12 — The Refuge by Ann Gabhart; Oct. 26 — The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland by Jim Defede; Nov. 9 — Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore; and Nov. 23 — Where Hope Begins by Catherine West.
BBQ Class — Learn the history and science of barbecuing food in an online community education class through New River Community and Technical College on July 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. The class will be offered online using Zoom video conferencing. Participants in the class will become more knowledgeable about the equipment used in the barbecuing cooking method and tips and tricks for safe food preparation. The cost is $25, and preregistration is required by July 13. Participants will be emailed the Zoom link and log-in information after registering for the class. Visit www.newriver.edu/community for information on upcoming classes or register for the course or contact Gloria Kincaid (304-793-6101, [email protected]).
Lilly Reunion Resumes in 2021 — If your ancestors lived in southern West Virginia or the extended surrounding area, you are probably related to many of the participants and attendees at the Lilly Family Reunion. Everyone is welcome. Plan to attend, reunite and meet your cousins, enjoy free entertainment, eat delicious food, let your children play on inflatables, search your ancestry, and just have a great time visiting. The reunion features complimentary entry, parking, entertainment, children’s playgrounds and games and ancestry search. Available for purchase are food and drinks every day, programs and historical publications and souvenirs. This year’s schedule is as follows: Friday, Aug. 13 — annual dinner, 5 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 14 — 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 15 — 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Follow the arrow on the reunion sign at the beginning of Ellison Ridge Road (19-1) at US 19 (Flat Top/Beckley Road). In less than 2000 feet you will see the entrance on your right. Visit the website at lillyreunion.org
2nd Infantry 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 99th annual reunion in Kansas City, Missouri from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, visit the website at www.2ida.org or contact Bob Haynes at [email protected] and 224-225-1202.