To submit an item for the Community Calendar, send an email to klovern@HDMediaLLC.com. 

JUNE 24

The regular board meeting of the Housing Authority of Mingo County Board of Commissioners will be at noon Monday, June 24. It will be held in the office at 5026 Helena Avenue, Delbarton. Public is invited to attend.

JUNE 24-28 

Vacation Bible School at East Williamson Baptist Church. 6-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, June 24-28. For ages 4 through high school. Theme, In the Wild.  

JUNE 25 

There will be a Matewan Homecoming planning meeting Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 p.m. at Matewan City Hall. If you are interested, come help make this celebration amazing. 

Mingo County Food Certification Class, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, at El Sazon Mexican Restaurant, Williamson. Hosted by the Mingo County Health Department. For those who pass the class, Food Cards ($15 county or $25 state) can be received immediately. Cash and personal checks will be accepted. RSVP to 304-235-3570. 

JUNE 26 

The Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Board of Governors will conduct a rescheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, 2900 Dempsey Branch Road, Building C, Room 428, Mount Gay. The meeting agenda is posted to the board’s website. It is open to the public. The agenda can be accessed at www.southernwv.edu.

JUNE 27

Mingo County Airport Authority will meet in regular session Thursday, June 27, at 5 p.m. at Tug Valley Inn.

JUNE 29 

Music at the Market: Donaven Blevins and the Hillbilly Drive Band, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, Williamson Farmers Market. 

THROUGH JULY 31

Williamson Public Library Summer Reading Program. Theme: A Universe of Stories. Individuals can sign up at anytime during the library hours. 

JULY 3 

Freedom Fest, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at South Side Mall, South Williamson, Ky. Thunder In The Valley Fireworks Show presented by the Belfry Volunteer Fire Department. Parking lot and indoor vendor space available. If you would like to perform on stage, call 606-237-1200 and ask for Sheryle.

JULY 4

The town of Delbarton will hold its annual 4th of July celebration. Food at the Opry House with free hot dogs and watermelon. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. in downtown. Bring your own lawn chairs.

JULY 5 

Fireworks, Friday, July 5, in Gilbert. Vendors at Larry Joe Harless Community Center at 8 p.m. Call Andrea Trent at 304-785-1153. Fireworks at 10 p.m. 

JULY 6 

Fireworks Frenzy Family Fun Festival, Saturday, July 6, at Beech Creek Community Park, Matewan. Hot dog sale starts at 4 p.m. Music by Ought One Band, dunking booth, inflatables, games, face painting, Bubbles the Clown, concessions. Fireworks at dark.

JULY 7 

Carman in concert, 6 p.m. Sunday, July 7, at First Baptist Church of Williamson. VIP tickets $100; free general admission. Visit www.fbcwilliamson.com or call 304-235-1930.

JULY 8

Rabies Clinics, Monday, July 8, 9-11 a.m. at Tug Valley High School; 1-3 p.m. at Mingo Central High School; and 4-6 p.m. at Gilbert Elementary School Cost, $10 cash only. Other vaccines available. Hosted by Central Appalachian Veterinary Clinic.

JULY 11-28

“Deadly Divide - The Hatfield McCoy Story," 8:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, July 11-28, at Chief Logan State Park. Presented by the Aracoma Story.  

JULY 11-12

The annual Chattaroy Jr. High Reunion, July 11-12 at Chattaroy Church of God Picnic shelter and minature golf course. 6 - 10 p.m. each night.

JULY 13 

Music at the Market: Bobby Porter & Friends, 11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, Williamson Farmers Market.

Yoga in the Park, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at Ramella Park. Donation-based, beginner yoga class taught by Brenda Jean Helms. Location is across from Williamson Towers, 730 Fourth Ave., Williamson.

JULY 14-19 

Vacation Bible School at Belfry United Methodist Church, beside Rogers Funeral Home in Belfry, Ky. Registration will be from 6-7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 14. Classes run 6-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 15-19. For pre-school through teens. Theme, Mars and Beyond.  Prizes, free T-shirts, fun activities with science lab, interactive Bible Stories, crafts, music and refreshments. Call Brenda Phillips at 606-353-9812 for more information.

JULY 15-19 

Vacation Bible School at Regional Church of God, Delbarton. 9-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, July 15-19. Theme, Roar! For ages nursery through young adult. 

JULY 19 

Sons of FM at Main Street Live, 7 p.m. Friday, July 19, Pikeville, Ky.

JULY 20

Miner Mountain 5K, 9 a.m. Saturday July 20, at Mingo Central High School's Harless Stadium. Pre-registration is $20.

S-Con, Southern's Gaming and Pop Culture Convention, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, July 20. Vendors pay $25 per space. Proceeds benefit the Foundation, which provides scholarships to Southern students. Free for spectators. Contact Mandy Lester at 304-896-7429.  

JULY 21

Ball/Peeco/May Family Reunion, July 21 at Old Runyon Grade School in Pinsonfork, Ky. Cover dish dinner starts at 1 p.m. Any questions call Lois Ball at 606-353-4619.

JULY 23 

Mingo County Food Certification Class, 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at El Sazon Mexican Restaurant, Williamson. Hosted by the Mingo County Health Department. For those who pass the class, Food Cards ($15 county or $25 state) can be received immediately. Cash and personal checks will be accepted. RSVP to 304-235-3570.

JULY 23-25 

Vacation Bible School at Gilbert Church. 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, July 23-25. Theme, World Changers. 

JULY 26 

Annual Kickin' Butt for Crohn's 5K Run/1 Mile Walk, 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Williamson Field House. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/329571337991993/.

3rd annual Back to School Bash, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, July 26, at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center. Free haircuts, school supplies, health screenings, food, swimming, games, displays and more. 

AUG. 2 

Coal Run Night Market, 6-10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at Coal Run City Park, Pikeville. Vendors and live entertainment.

County Wide at Main Street Live, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, Pikeville, Ky.

AUG. 2-3

Comic-Con, Friday-Saturday, Aug. 2-3, at Appalachian Wireless Arena (formerly the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center), Pikeville, Ky. Tickets, $15. Kids 10 and under free.

AUG. 3

2019 Back to School Block Party, 6 p.m.Saturday, Aug. 3, 99 3rd Ave. sponsored by the Williamson Health and Wellness Center. 

AUG. 16 

Thoze Guyz at Main Street Live, 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, Pikeville, Ky.

AUG. 17 

#LoveWilliamson Celebration, Saturday, Aug. 17, in downtown Williamson. 

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.

SEPT. 14 

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

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.

SEPT. 22 

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

SEPT. 28 

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

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. 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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