FREE - The High School Equivalency Test is still free in West Virginia. However, you do need to pass a Practice Test first. Call 304-354-6151 Extension 106 to schedule a test or just come in to an Adult Basic Education class. Calhoun County classes are held at the Career Center on Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30-3:30 and Wednesday from 4-6 and Gilmer County classes are at St. Marks Church on Tuesday and Thursday from 4-6. There are also Distance Ed classes available through Arnoldsburg Elementary. Don't wait. Call now.
WIC NUTRITION PROGRAM
The Women, Infants, and Children [WIC] Nutrition Program is a supplemental foods program for pregnant, post-partum, or breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to the age of five. WIC provides food, breastfeeding support and nutrition education to families in Calhoun County. To apply for the WIC Program or to receive more information call the local office at 304-354-6898 or the main office in Parkersburg at 304-428-3688. WIC Clinic is at 186 Hospital Drive Building 2, Suite 3, Grantsville each Wednesday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
SAVE THE CHILDREN-PARENT CHILD GROUPS
ARNOLDSBURG AND PLEASANT HILL SCHOOLS
Save the Children has an exciting opportunity for children and families in Calhoun County. We are offering weekly Parent Child Groups at Pleasant Hill Elementary School and Arnoldsburg Elementary School, starting every Friday at 2:00 p.m. The focus of these groups will be Kindergarten Readiness Skills for children 3 to 5 years old, but all younger siblings are also welcome to attend. Snacks will also be provided.
During the weekly Parent Child Groups, we will be exploring the following Language, Literacy and Math Kindergarten Readiness skill areas: Knowing about the alphabet, books and print; talking and listening; understanding words and sounds; numbers, counting, patterns, sorting and classification; comparison, measurement and geometry. These are all critical skills that your child needs in order to be prepared for Preschool and Kindergarten. We look forward to meeting you and helping prepare your child for school success.
If you have any questions, We can be reached at Pleasant Hill Elementary School 304-354-6022 Debra Smith; or Arnoldsburg Elementary School 304-655-6616 Robin Hudson.
First Baptist Calhoun County Food Pantry is open every Tuesday and Thursday From 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at 1500 East Kanawha Highway
Monday-Friday at CRI [Community Resources Inc.] in Grantsville. Call 304-354-9265 for more information.
COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR AT ARNOLDSBURG - Tuesday, May 14th from 7-10 a.m. For details see Health Fair
THURSDAY APRIL 18
LK ABW MINISTRIES SPRING RALLY - The LK ABW Ministries Spring Rally will be held on Thursday, April 18, at Grantsville Baptist Church. Registration begins at 6:00 pm. A Covered Dish meal will be served with host church providing pulled pork, coleslaw and drinks, others attending please bring a Covered Dish to share (salad, dessert, vegetable) A Silent Auction will be held to benefit a Special Project. Bring an item for the auction and plan to make a bid too. Questions contact Jeane Fisher, President or Sue Edwards, Secretary.
FRIDAY APRIL 19
FRIDAY NIGHT BINGO - At the Rosedale Senior Center on April 19th. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. and games begin at 6:00 p.m. A donation of $20.00 will get you 20 games. Extra pads are $5.00 each. The
winner of each game receives a prize of money based on the number of pads sold. Jackpot tickets are $5.00 each. The JACKPOT on April 19th. starts at $832.50. Concessions will be available, so please come early and eat with us. Bingo proceeds go for the operation of the Rosedale Senior Center. Thank you in advance for your support. We hope to see you there.
MIX-IT-UP-BINGO - For the Elmira Baptist Christian Academy. Items include Longaberger, Case, Tupperware, Pampered chef and other items.
The event will be held at Arnoldsburg Park on Friday, April 19th.
20 games for $20. Doors open at 5 pm, Bingo starts at 6 pm.
Food will be served. For early bird tickets, call Phyllis 304-655-9963; Betty 304-655-7521 or Karen 304-655-7189. If you arrive before 6 pm you will be entered in early bird drawing.
FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC - Every Friday doors open at 4:30 pm, music begins at 7:00 pm and continues until 10:00 pm. Come have a hillbilly hotdog with chili and cole slaw, homemade dessert and visit with your neighbors before being entertained with Ole Country, Bluegrass and sometimes a little Rock and Roll. Put on your dancin' shoes and dance the night away. Bring the family for a evening of fun. April 19 featuring Frank Conn. Please contact Art Douglas at 304.286.3433 to rent the building
SATURDAY APRIL 20
UPPER WEST FORK PARK MUSIC - Big Bend Country, will be performing Saturday April 20th. at the Upper West Fork Community Park at Chloe. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., kitchen at 5 p.m. and band begins at 7 p.m. Please come out and enjoy.
SUNDAY APRIL 21
SPRUCE HOLLOW EASTER SERVICE - Sun Rise Service at 6:00 a.m. Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. with preaching to follow by Rev: Carroll McCauley. Easter Egg hunt to follow for children. The Church is located on Yellow Creek Road, Big Bend.
FRIDAY APRIL 26
FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC - every Friday doors open at 4:30 pm, music begins at 7:00 pm and continues until 10:00 pm. Come have a hillbilly hotdog with chili and cole slaw, homemade dessert and visit with your neighbors before being entertained with Ole Country, Bluegrass and sometimes a little Rock and Roll. Put on your dancin' shoes and dance the night away. Bring the family for a evening of fun. April 26th featuring Bandeleros. Please contact Art Douglas at 304.286.3433 to rent the building.
SATURDAY APRIL 27
ANNUAL TRADE DAY-FLEA MARKET-BARN DANCE - The Central WV Riding Club will be holding its annual trade day/flea market/barn dance on Saturday, April 27 at Holly Gray Park in Sutton. The day will begin with the flea market starting at 9:00 a.m. (set-up at 8:00 a.m.) . Anyone wanting to reserve a space, please contact Kathy Given at (304) 364-2273. Outside spaces are $5.00 each and inside spaces are $10.00 each. Please bring your own table. There will be some games for the kids at 10:00 a.m., a corn hole competition at noon and an auction at 2:00 p.m. Items for sale at the flea market or auction do not have to be horse related. All The day will be rounded at with a barn dance at 7:00 p,m, featuring Flat Out Country. For additional information call (304) 364-5576 or (304) 364-2273 Everyone is welcome!
DINNER-SILENT AUCTION-RAFFLES FUNDRAISER - Saturday, April 27th at the Fire Hall in Grantsville for dinner, raffles, silent auction, and some fun! Proceeds go to Keri Cottrell who was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease when she was 25. She has been fighting for years to get relief from the nasty disease. She has had multiple surgeries and will undergo surgery in May 2019 to try and help her get relief. This surgery may result in a small bowel transplant. All proceeds will go towards her medical expenses. We appreciate everyone who has donated or offered to help in any way. Dinner will start at 1 pm and end at 5 pm. Silent Auction will start at 2pm along with other raffles. If you have any questions you may contact Kelcey Richards at (304)354-9013 or Holly Swisher at (304)761-8349. Menu: Big portions of Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, Salad, and Drinks. Adults-$10 a plate; Children (3-12)-$5 a plate; Children under 3-Free. Baked Goods will be $1.00.
CRESTON SPRING POKER RUN - The Creston Community Building will hold their Spring ATV Poker Run on Saturday, April 27. The address is 340 Anns Run Road. Creston is 13 miles from Elizabeth and 14 miles from Grantsville on WV Route 5, follow the signs. Registration is from 9:00 a.m. until noon. No two wheelers allowed. All state ATV regulations must be followed. Entry fee is $10. 1st Place 30%, 2nd Place 10%, 3rd Place 10%. This is a leisurely ride, not a race and riders under 18 must wear a helmet. Proceeds fund the upkeep of the building and grounds and events. Concessions, door prizes, and 50/50 drawing will be available. For more information call (304)275-3578 or (304)275-3536.
UPPER WEST FORK PARK MUSIC - Retro Country, will be performing Saturday April 27th. at the Upper West Fork Community Park at Chloe. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., kitchen at 5 p.m. and band begins at 7 p.m. Please come out and enjoy.
FRIDAY MAY 3
FRIDAY NIGHT MUSIC - every Friday doors open at 4:30 pm, music begins at 7:00 pm and continues until 10:00 pm. Come have a hillbilly hotdog with chili and cole slaw, homemade dessert and visit with your neighbors before being entertained with Ole Country, Bluegrass and sometimes a little Rock and Roll. Put on your dancin' shoes and dance the night away. Bring the family for a evening of fun. April 26th featuring Rough Cut. Please contact Art Douglas at 304.286.3433 to rent the building.
SUNDAY MAY 5
ROSEDALE COMMUNITY CEMETERY BOARD MEETING - At the Rosedale Senior Center in Rosedale, WV on Sunday Evening, May 5 at 4:00 p.m. For the Cemetery located on the hill above the Rosedale Methodist Church.
Officers to oversee the Cemetery upkeep and plots for burial will be elected for the forthcoming year. Community members, friends and relatives of those buried here are cordially invited and welcome to attend. Officers goals is to honor those resting in this cemetery by taking care of their monuments and keeping the grounds in the best condition possible. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
SATURDAY MAY 11
FUNDRAISER - Let's Paint for "Cyrus Helmick for Mr. Woodchuck" Saturday, May 11th, 5-7 p.m. at Arnoldsburg Elementary School. Cyrus has teamed up with Debbie Mayle from 'His Heart Ablaze' for his fundraising event. Come out and paint a picture of your own to take home while supporting Cyrus and a local business! $25 per adult $20 per child (price is per canvas) All supplies included in price. You pick your own colors! Boys, Girls, and Adults of All Ages Welcome! Contact Andrea Helmick via Facebook Or firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Raffles-Door Prize entry for each participant - Sweet Treats for sale. 1 penny = 1 vole for Cyrus. All money raised goes to the Calhoun County Wood Festival.
TUESDAY MAY 14
COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR AT ARNOLDSBURG - Tuesday, May 14th from 7-10 a.m. For details see Health Fair
SATURDAY MAY 18
3 ON 3 BASKETBALL AND CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT - Hosted by Calhoun County Park, Saturday, May 18 at the park. Price is $5 per person. Basketball starts at 9 a.m. Cornhole starts at 11 a.m. For more information contact Loretta Freshour at 304-477-3695; message her Facebook; or E-mail Loretta084@yahoo.com Concessions will be sold. Come out enjoy the park and have some fun.