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EDITOR’S NOTE: The Agenda is for nonprofit civic organizations only. Unless otherwise stated, the events listed should be considered free and open to the public. Due to the many entries, articles may only appear for a week. Entries appear in chronological order and according to available space. The deadline for submission is 4 p.m.

RETIRED SCHOOL STAFF: The March meeting of the Randolph County Association of Retired School Staff will be held today at 12:30 p.m. at the Steer Steakhouse. Fundraising tickets for a Bob Huggins basketball to benefit scholarships are available from Donna Auvil and the draw will take place at the April meeting.

WELCOME SPRING: The public is invited to downtown Elkins to view the more than 100 tulips on the streets, then attend a Welcome Spring event at the Seneca Mall atrium from noon to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. There will be activities for children and adults offered by eight local organizations and individuals, door prizes and giveaways. The event is free to the public. Please call 304-636-0415 for more information.

BREAKFAST: VFW Post 5781 and Auxiliary will host a buckwheat breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Harman Post. Buckwheat/regular pancakes, sausages, sausage gravy, fried potatoes, eggs and drinks will be provided and take-out will be available.

EASTER CRAFT SHOW: There will be an Easter Craft Show at the Beverly Fire Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The Easter bunny will be available for photos and kids can participate in face painting. Concessions will be sold and there will be raffles. Proceeds benefit the Beverly Fire Station and the RCHS.

FREE PRUNING AND GRAFTING WORKSHOP: Held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Gov. Heritage Apple Orchard area. Kumphouse. The workshop will be led by David Proudfoot and sponsored by the Elkins Tree Board and Elkins Friends of Trees. The Kump House is located at 401 Randolph Ave., Elkins across from Kroger’s. Dress warmly and park at the back of the house. Easy access from Seneca Road. For more information, visit the Elkins Friends of Trees Facebook page.

SPRING CLEANUP: There will be a spring cleanup in Coalton on Saturday Approximately 20 volunteers are needed to help with this event. The group will meet at the Coalton VFW at 9 a.m. Garbage bags, gloves and garbage clips will be provided. Contact Peggy Young Ross at 304-406-2111 if you would like to help.

CONCEALED CARRY/BASIC PISTOL COURSE: Will be held on Sunday at the Coalton VFW, 3436 Coalton-Pumpkintown Road, Coalton. The day of registration for the event will be allowed, if the course is not full, from 9 a.m. until the start time of the course at 10 a.m. For more information or to register, visit EventBrite or contact Peggy Young Ross at 304-636-7764 or 304-406-2111, JD Blackburn at 304-940-2422, [email protected] or visit WV Double Tap Gun Club on Facebook.

ELKINS LIONS CLUB: The Elkins Lions Club will hold its regular meeting Monday at 6:15 p.m. at the Steer Steakhouse located at 359 Beverly Pike. For more information, call 304-704-5725.

INTERNATIONAL DINNER: Highland Adventist School will host an international dinner on Thursday, March 31, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Students prepare and sell meatless cuisine from countries around the world. Taste authentic dishes from Italy, Japan, Korea, France, the United States and more. Tickets are $1 at the door. Stroll through the International Food Bazaar and use your tickets to purchase samples from the various food stalls. The event is open to the public and will take place in the school gymnasium at 777 Kennedy Street in Elkins (it is just down the road from North School). For more information, call the school at 304-636-4274 and leave a message.

CIVIL WAR SYMPOSIUM: The annual Civil War Symposium hosted by the Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation returns Saturday, April 2. This year’s theme is “Rascals, Rangers, and Swamp Dragons: Civil War Irregulars” and will feature presentations by Civil War historians and local authors. . The event will take place in the IOOF room in Beverly (across from Town Square and above the Rusty Spinner). Registration begins at noon with speakers from 1 to 5 p.m. To purchase tickets or for a complete schedule or more information, visit richmountain.org or call 304-637-7424.

STRAWBERRY SALE: The annual Elkins Area Auxiliary Band Strawberry Sale will be held until April 8th. Order from any student in the Elkins High or Elkins Middle School group or call 304-636-2721. -5:30 p.m.

LINCOLN DAY DINNER: The Randolph County Republican Executive Committee will hold its Lincoln Day Dinner on Saturday, April 9 at Camp Pioneer. Social hour at 4 p.m. Dinner at 5 p.m. The keynote speaker will be the Treasurer of West Virginia. For costs and more information, call 304-636-1019.

CREEK CLEANUP: There will be a spring creek cleanup on Bridgewater Lane on Saturday April 9th. About 10 volunteers are needed to help pick up roadside litter and clean up the creek. The group will meet at 10 a.m. Garbage bags, gloves and garbage clips are available. Please wear waterproof boots or shoes. The creek is not deep, but it could be muddy. Please contact Maria at 304-997-5110 if you have any questions and would like to participate.

BREAKFAST OF BUCKWHEAT AND PANCAKES AT HOME: is scheduled for April 9 from 7 a.m. to noon at the Homestead Community and Event Center in Dailey. The menu includes all-you-can-eat sourdough buckwheat cakes, regular pancakes, sausages, eggs, coffee, juice and milk. The event is organized by Home of the Soul Family Worship in partnership with the Tygart Valley Homestead Association. Dine in or take away. Proceeds support Tygart Valley High School graduation lockdown.

BANQUET DUCKS UNLIMITED: will be held April 9 at the Gandy Dancer Theater and Conference Center on the Beverly Pike. Festivities include raffles, games, an open bar, banquet, and silent and live auctions. Doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.ducks.org/west-virginia/events/51556/elkins-dinner

EASTER EGG HUNT: The American Legion Post Auxiliary 29 will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, April 9 in Ekins Town Square. The hunt will be done according to the egg hunts for 2-4 year olds, 5-8 year olds and 9-12 year olds. The Easter Bunny will be present for photos (bring your own camera). Also, bring your own basket to collect your eggs.

COMMUNITY EASTER EGG HUNT: On Saturday, April 16, Elkins United Methodist First Church will host a free community Easter egg hunt. All children are invited. The event begins at 1 p.m. at Glendale Park in Elkins. Parents/guardians, please stay with your children and look for a table set up near the end of the park for your child to start with a bag of goodies before they begin their hunt.

BIG GAME BANQUET: The Monongahela Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will host a Big Game Banquet on April 23 at the Beverly Fire Department. Doors will open at 5 p.m. For more information, call 304-282-9627.

AL-ANON: Meet at Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m.

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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