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AUG. 20 

The Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Board of Governors will conduct its regular business meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, 1601 Armory Drive, Room 433, Williamson. The meeting agenda is posted to the board’s website at www.southernwv.edu. Click on Quick Links and Board of Governors. The meeting is open to the public.

AUG. 21 

Gilbert High School Alumni & Community Reunion, 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at James H. Harless Foundation, Gilbert. Planning meeting for Sept. 4-6, 2020, Gilbert Alumni & Community Reunion. This includes classes from 1926-2011.

AUG. 23-SEPT. 8

"The Lion King Jr.," Friday-Sunday, Aug. 23-25, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, and Sept. 6-8, at Chief Logan State Park. Presented by The Aracoma Story. 

AUG. 24

The GFWC-WV Williamson Woman’s Club is planning their 3rd Annual GFWC open golf outing. The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24,  at Twisted Gun Golf Course.

Ride for Under Privileged Children, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Mountain State Harley-Davison, Delbarton. Poker run style ride to benefit the Underprivileged Children Foundation of WV. Cost, $20 single rider or $25 rider with passenger.

Bedford Band at The Market, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Williamson Farmers Market. 

Appalachian Heritage Day, noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at the SWVCTC Logan Campus. Music, authors, scholars, genealogy workshops, food and more. Free admission. For more information, email brandon.kirk@southernwv.edu.

AUG. 26 

Book signing, 1-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at Gilbert Public Library. Featuring local author Drema Ferrell and her new book, "Betaken." 

AUG. 27 

The Kevin Prater Band, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Appalachian Center for the Arts, Pikeville, Ky. 

AUG. 29-SEPT. 1

24th annual Delbarton Homecoming, Thursday-Sunday, Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Kids' fishing tournament, arts and crafts, talent showcase, block party and more. Full schedule on the Facebook event page. Call 304-475-3602 or 304-475-3359. 

AUG. 30 

Pike County Bowl Night One, Friday, Aug. 30, at Belfry High School. 7 p.m. Phelps vs East Ridge and 8:30 p.m. Belfry vs Lexington Christian.

AUG. 31 

Bill Smith Memorial Bulldog 5K Run/1 Mile Walk (Fastest), 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Delbarton Town Square. Hosted by Tug Valley Road Runners Club. Pre-registration for the 5K and 1 Mile Walk is $20, $5 off for kids 14 and under. Race day registration is $25. Visit https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=186858.

SEPT. 6 

Coal Run Night Market, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Coal Run City Park, Pikeville. Vendors and live entertainment.

Nick Jamerson and the Morning J's at Main Street Live, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Pikeville, Ky.

Mingo Can't Wait Meet-up and Fundraiser, 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Kermit Public Library. Featuring West Virginia governor candidate Stephen Smith. 

SEPT. 7 

The Williamson High School Athletic Hall of Fame Board of Directors will hold a special meeting Saturday, Sept. 7th at 10 a.m. at Tug Valley Inn. All members are encouraged to attend. Anyone wishing to purchase tickets for the induction dinner should call 304-235-4001.

"Murder at the Opry," 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Rose G. Smith Theatre, 801 Alderson St., Williamson. Tickets, $40, include dinner and show. RSVP at itickets.com, the Coal House or Hannah's Pawn Shop in Williamson. Presented by Murder and Merriment.

Guided Hiking Group for Youth, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the former Mingo County Airport where Mingo County 911 is located. Explore the Hatfield McCoy Trail System with a scavenger hunt. Hosted by the Williamson Health & Wellness Center.   

SEPT. 7-11 

Revival, Saturday-Wednesday, Sept. 7-11, at Calvary Baptist Church, Williamson. The Gospel Harmony Boys will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Pastor James Baker from Walterboro, SC, will conduct services at 7 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday.

SEPT. 14 

2019 Coal Dust Run, 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in Downtown Williamson. Visit https://www.webscorer.com/register?raceid=184365. 

Matewan Homecoming Celebration, Saturday, Sept. 14. Includes a car show, live entertainment, vendors and a Matewan Massacre Reenactment. Vendor spaces are free on a first come, first serve basis. Hatfield-McCoy Airboat tours, the Matewan Depot Replica and the Mine Wars Museum are all open to the public.

Bragg Family Reunion, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, Old Homeplace, Delbarton. 

King Coal Festival Beauty Pageant, Saturday, Sept. 14, at the United Methodist Church in downtown Williamson. Registration starts at 10 a.m., and the pageant begins at 11 a.m. Call Jada Hunter at 304-235-0909. 

SEPT. 20 

Roger Lee Charles and a Mile to Nowhere at Main Street Live, 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, Pikeville, Ky.

SEPT. 21 

Music at the Market: Chris Bryant Banjo Time, 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept 21, Williamson Farmers Market.

Small Town Throw Down, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, in Downtown Williamson. Hosted by McCoy Motorsports and Starters Sports Bar & Restaurant. The group ride leaves Downtown Williamson at 10 a.m. There will be several stops along the way to showcase some unique spots along the Buffalo Mountain and Devil Anse Trail Systems. Participants are encouraged to bring snacks and drinks along. To finish the day, the ride will return to Starters Sports Bar & Restaurant in Downtown Williamson by 4:30 p.m., where folks can enjoy dinner and live entertainment. The ride is free, but every participant must have a valid Hatfield McCoy Trail Pass. Call the Tug Valley Area CVB at 304-235-5240.

47th annual King Coal Festival, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, downtown Williamson. Sponsored by A.I.M. (Action In Mingo). Vendor booths are $25. Email kingcoalfestival@yahoo.com or call Jada Hunter at 304-235-0909. The festival begins with The Pet Show on Thursday, Sept. 19; Block Party, Cruise Night and Corn Hole Tournament Friday, Sept. 20; all-day live music, vendors, Frank O'Brian 5k and 10k Runs, Crowning of Mr. King Coal and 5 p.m. parade Saturday, Sept. 21. The Williamson Historical Foundation and The West Virginia Humanities Council Presents History Alive with Charles Schulz (depicted by James Froemel), creator of "The Peanuts Cartoons" and a Horseshoe Pitching Tournament, Sunday, Sept. 22, with The SWVCTC Annual Community Appreciation Pinto Beans & Cornbread Dinner and Gospel Sing from 1-3 p.m. on the Williamson Campus. 

SEPT. 22 

Darrell Scott, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Appalachian Center for the Arts, Pikeville, Ky. Tickets, $43.50.  

SEPT. 24 

Garden Workshop Day, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Williamson Farmers Market. Workshops include Season Extension, Pollinator Gardens, Farm Composting and more. Lunch will be provided, and the workshops are free. 

SEPT. 26 

Guyan Ducks Unlimited Annual Wetland Conservation Banquet, Thursday, Sept. 26, at Logan Country Club in Chapmanville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and auction at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, $60 single or $85 couple. Visit www.ducks.org/West-Virginia/events or call 304-553-5033. 

SEPT. 27-29 

All Classes Reunion, Friday-Sunday, Sept. 27-29, Williamson Field House. Tickets, $50. 

SEPT. 28 

WillCon, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the South Side Mall, South Williamson, Ky. Visit www.willconevent.com

Pumpkin Palooza, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, Williamson Farmers Market. Games, food, contests, vendors and more.  

The Annual King Coal Festival Car Show, Saturday, Sept. 28, Williamson.   

SEPT. 30 

A Night with Janis Joplin, 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Appalachian Wireless Arena (formerly the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center), Pikeville, Ky. Tickets, $37.  

OCT. 2 

Black Label Society, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Appalachian Wireless Arena (formerly the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center), Pikeville, Ky. Tickets, $37.50.  

OCT. 4 

Down to the River at Main Street Live, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, Pikeville, Ky.

OCT. 11 

Coal Run Night Market, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Coal Run City Park, Pikeville. Vendors and live entertainment.

OCT. 10-14 

The National Trailfest attracts ATV and trail-riding enthusiasts from across the nation with poker games, costume nights, mud runs, and stunt shows. Thursday-Monday, Oct. 10-14, in Gilbert.

OCT. 18 

Tyler Booth at Main Street Live, 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, Pikeville, Ky.

PUBLIC MEETINGS 

Delbarton Town Council meets at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of every month at Delbarton City Hall. Call 304-475-3359.

Gilbert Town Council meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of every month at the Gilbert Town Hall. Call 304-664-9625.

Kermit Town Council meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of every month at Kermit Town Hall. Call 304-393-3563.

Matewan City Council meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at City Hall. Call 304-426-4522.

Mingo County Board of Education meets at 5 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Mingo County Board of Education, 110 Cinderella Road, Williamson. Call 304-235-3333.

Mingo County Board of Health meets at 1 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at the Mingo County Health Department, 1st Avenue and Logan Street, Williamson. Call 304-235-3570.

Mingo County Commission meets at 9 a.m. the first Wednesday and at 4:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month of every month in Room 136 of the Mingo County Courthouse. Call 304-235-0380.

Mingo County Housing Authority Board meets at noon the last Monday of every month at their office in Delbarton. Call 304-475-4663. 

Mingo County Redevelopment Authority meets at noon the third Thursday of every month, with no meetings in July and November. They meet the first Thursday in December because of the holiday.

Tug Valley Area Convention and Visitors Bureau meets at 5 p.m. the fourth Monday of every month at Williamson City Hall. Call 304-235-5240.

Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce meets at noon the second Thursday of every month at various locations. Call 304-235-5240.

Williamson City Council meets at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at Williamson City Hall. Call 304-235-1510.

Williamson Park Board meets at 6 p.m. the second Monday of every month at the Williamson Field House. Call 304-235-3690.

FOOD PANTRIES

The Widow’s Mite Food Pantry, is located at 16 West 4th Ave., Williamson. The pantry distributed USDA food items on the 3rd Friday of each month. For more info contact Donna Paterino. This is an equal opportunity organization.

Food subsidies are distributed every Monday and Friday at the Community Lighthouse Ministries at Goody, Ky. Sign up is at noon and pick up is at 2 p.m. Call Okey Varney at 606-427-7409.

A Food Pantry will be available at the Matthew 28:19 Ministries Church located Parkway Drive in West Williamson on the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The pantry is for those in need.

Operation Charity food pantry will distribute free USDA food from noon to 2 p.m. the last Friday of each month at the New Vision Assembly Church in Hatfield Bottom.

Recurring Meetings

East Williamson Baptist Church Grief Support Group plans to meet monthly the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of the church. Call the church at 304-235-3740 or contact Susan Baisden at 304-235-3390.

The free Sewing Classes is offered at the Belfry Library are at 4 p.m. every Tuesday. They are learning new quilting blocks and sewing aprons. Bring sewing supplies, sewing machines and fabric. In January of 2018 the classes will be scheduled on Saturdays weather permitting. For more details call the Belfry Library.

Belfry Middle School will be conducting its regularly scheduled monthly SBDM meeting at 4 pm in the school's conference room on the second Thursday of each month.

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV), Chapter 141 in Belfry, Ky. will be holding their monthly meeting the third Saturday of each month at 2 p.m. in the Belfry Courthouse. Commander Raymond Brown is inviting all interested parties as DAV is always looking for new members.

The Williamson Rotary Club holds a dinner meeting every Tuesday evening at 5 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on Sixth Avenue in Williamson. Anyone interested in becoming a member is welcome to attend.

The Tug Valley Shrine Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. on the 4th floor of the Cinderella Theater Building in Williamson.

If you would like to participate in the Mingo County Schools Wellness Committee, contact the Mingo County Child Nutrition Office at 304-235-7213. The Committee meets quarterly at the Mingo County Board Office. If you wish to participate in a School Wellness Committee for a school, contact the school directly for meeting times and dates. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Williamson Public Library pre-school story hour is held every Wednesday at 11 a.m. For more info call the library at 304-235-6029.

A free beginners run/walk program is offered every Tuesday beginning at 6 p.m. at the Belfry High School track. For more information contact 304-235-3400 or email at abatausa@williamsonhealthwellness.com or check out the Tug Valley Road Runners Club group and page on Facebook.

Bingo will be held every Thursday and Saturday at the Belfry Volunteer Fire Department at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. All proceeds benefit Pike County senior citizen programs.

Alcoholics Anonymous - St. Paul Episcopal Church has AA meetings Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 5th Ave. and Prichard St. in Williamson.

A Narcotics Anonymous (NA) meeting will be held on Friday evening, at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Prichard Street in Williamson. The meeting will be held in the basement section of the church.

LOVES meets Saturdays at the Jacob’s Well in the old Cantees’ location on 3rd Avenue in Williamson. For more information, call 304-236-5955.

The UMWA Local 1440 meets at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of the month at the UMWA Union Hall in Matewan, W.Va.

The Delbarton VFW Post 8001 encourages VFW veterans to join the local post. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m., and the third Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. in the VFW building located behind the barber shop in Delbarton.

A Circle of Parents meeting will be held on the third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m. at Logan Street First Baptist Church. Meetings offer anyone in a parenting role to participate in a group meeting to exchange ideas and share information. Contact David Bell for more info at 304-443-3041.

Southside Elementary School will conduct pre-school story hour program for children between 3-4 years old and not currently enrolled in school. For more info call 606-353-1284.

Editor’s Note: If there are any changes in the dates or times for the meetings in the community calendar, please speak to the organization involved.

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