EDITOR’S NOTE: The Datebook is reserved for nonprofit, civic organizations. Unless otherwise noted, events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Because of numerous entries, items may appear for only one week. Entries appear in chronological order and as there is space. The deadline for submissions is 4 p.m.

FRUIT TREE WORKSHOP: sponsored by the Elkins Tree Board take place Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Gov. Kump House, will focus on grafting and pruning fruit trees. David Proudfoot will lead this workshop that will take place in the heirloom apple orchard behind the Kump House on Randolph Ave. across from Kroger. This later event follows the Sprout into Spring Expo in downtown Elkins. Check out Elkins Friends of Trees on Facebook for more info.

FREE COMMUNITY MEAL: The Calvary Assembly of God Church on Route 219 in Valley Head will host a free community meal Saturday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

SPRING FLING: The West Virginia Highland Dancers will present their annual Spring Highland Fling at Harper McNeeley Auditorium at Davis & Elkins College Saturday. The performance includes traditional Highland dances and pipe tunes. The event starts at 7 p.m. and admission is free, donations appreciated.

AMERICAN LEGION BIRTHDAY DINNER: The American Legion will be hosting its 104th Birthday Dinner on Saturday. Social Hour begins at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and drink. No tickets will be sold at the door. For more information. call 304-636-3930.

BUCKWHEAT AND PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Randolph Lodge IOOF will host a sourdough buckwheat breakfast at the lodge hall along the Beverly Five-lane on Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon. The menu will include sourdough buckwheat cakes, regular pancakes, biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, milk, coffee or orange juice. Apple butter will also be available.

SPROUT INTO SPRING: Our Town, Inc will sponsor it’s second Spout into Spring event on Saturday from 11 a.m – 2 p.m. at the Atrium at the Seneca Mall. There will be 18 agencies presenting activities for children and adults. Door prizes will be available. Tree pruning activity will follow at the Kump House at 2:30 p.m. For more information contact 304-636-0415.

BUCKWHEAT/PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The Homestead Community & Event Center will host a buckwheat/pancake breakfast 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. The menu includes sourdough buckwheat cakes, regular pancakes, eggs (fried or scrambled), pork sausage, coffee, orange juice, or milk, syrup (regular or sugar free). Vendor spots in gym are available, first come first served. Pre-register by contacting Chelley Depp at or call 304-642-4433. Hosted by Home of the Soul Family Worship in partnership with Tygart Valley Homestead Association.

FREE SHOP DAY: God’s Closet is holding it’s next Free Shop Day on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. The event is open to everyone. There is no income or residency requirement. Each family will be issued bags that can be filled with as much free kids clothing and bedding as fits. Clothing is available for sizes newborn through teen. Come join the fun at The Elkins Seventh-day Adventist Church/Highland Adventist School, 777 Kennedy Street, Elkins. Parking is at North School and the Highland Adventist School bus will transport shoppers from parking to the church gym. For more information visit the God’s Closet – Elkins Facebook page or email

SPRING REVIVAL: Elkins Family Worship Center Spring Revival begins Sunday with services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. with Bishop Bill Lee speaking at both services. Monday, at 7 p.m. Bishop Toby Morgan, Tuesday, Bishop Luke Hodges at 7 p.m.; Wednesday, Bishop David Griffis at 7 p.m. For directions or questions contact EFWC at 304-636-6200.

BIRDS OF PREY: The Tygart Valley Master Naturalist Chapter for a “Birds of Prey” Program with the Laurel Fork Falconer, Collin Waybright at the WV Division of Natural Resources Operations Center at 738 Ward Road, Elkins will be 7 p.m. March 23. The program is free and open to the public. There also will be information about the WV Master Naturalist education certification program ( New classes begin March 25. For more information, contact Kay Hart, TVMN Coordinator,

FUNDRAISER: Masquerade Jewelry & Gift Sale at the Market Place Lobby of Davis Medical Center on Thursday, March 30 from 6:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Davis Health System Foundation Volunteer Services Fund. Receive a 20% discount in the Gift Garden and $1 off any Grande or Venti size hot or cold beverage at Starbucks WPS with your Masquerade purchase.

RANDOLPH COUNTY ASSOCIATION OF RETIRED PERSONNEL: will hold their March meeting, Friday, March 31, 12:30 p.m. at the Steer Steakhouse, Representatives from the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office will present a program on Senior Fraud and Scams. A scholarship auction will be held at that time. All retirees of Randolph County Schools are welcome to attend.

SAVE A STRAY SOIREE: The Friends of the Tucker County Animal Shelter will host the Save a Stray Soiree on Saturday, April 1, from 5-9 p.m. There will be a meal, silent auction, live music and guest speakers. All money goes to the shelters project of building a new facility. Tickets may be bought online at Formal wear required

CHILDREN’S EASTER PARTY: The American Legion Auxiliary will be hosting a Children’s Easter Party, Wednesday, April 5, from 6-8 p.m. upstairs in Calain Hall. There will be snacks, gift bags, an Easter egg hunt (bring your own basket), and of course, the Easter Bunny. The hunt will be by age groups, ages 2-4, 5-8 and 9-12. Please use the 4th Street entrance at the rear of our building. For more information, call 304-636-3930.

BLOOD SCREENING: The Elkins Kiwanis Club will be holding their Health Awareness Blood Screening on April 15 and April 22 at the Randolph County Senior Center from 7-10 a.m. There is a charge for the basic multiphasic blood test. Other tests are available for an additional cost. This is an excellent opportunity to check for high cholesterol and diabetes among other health issues. For more information, please call 1-800-524-3414 or go to

FISH FRY: The Saint Brendan Catholic Church is holding a Lenten Fish Fry at Parish Hall each Friday (except Good Friday) during Lent from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dine-in or carry out is available and the menu consists of fish, French fries, cole slaw, bread, dessert, and a drink. Proceeds support projects from the Knights of Columbus.

TOPS 0590 MILL CREEK: meets at the Russell Memorial Library in Mill Creek every Wednesday. Weigh-in is from 10:30-10:45 a.m. Meeting following weigh in. For information contact Jane Robinson at 304 338-6403

WEDNESDAY NIGHT PICKING: Jam sessions sponsored by Augusta Heritage Center at the Boiler House Theater at Davis & Elkins College will be on Wednesdays. Country Music jams will now be from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., and Old-Time Music jams are from 7 to 9 p.m. Please check the Datebook postings, or call 304-642-2369 for directions, bad weather cancellations, and to be placed on an email list for emergency weather cancellations.

TOPS 0599: TOPS 0599 will meet Thursdays at the Good Shepherd Church at 312 Wilson Street in Elkins. with weigh in from 4-4:30 p.m. with a meeting to follow. Fore more information call Sandy at 304-591-2828 or Carolyn at 304-636-3109.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Meets every Monday at 6 p.m. at Full Gospel Fellowship in the Glenmore Loop. For more information call 304-642-1244.

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