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OCT. 15 

West Virginia State Historic Preservation Office workshop, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the Depot Museum and Welcome Center, Matewan. For business and property owners, as well as non-profit organizations located in Historic Districts or Historic Buildings. 

The Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College Board of Governors will conduct its regular business meeting at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College, in Building C, Room 428, at 2900 Dempsey Branch Road, Mount Gay. The meeting agenda is posted to the board’s website. This meeting is open to the public.

OCT. 16 

Growing Your Business Seminar, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, Mountaineer Hotel, Williamson. Hosted by BB&T and the Tug Valley Chamber of Commerce. RSVP to Lunch will be provided, and there will be a door prize. 

OCT. 17-26

DEAD SOUTH Haunted House and Escape Room, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 17-19 and Oct. 24-26, Logan Shrine Club. Hosted by the Southern Coalition for the Arts. Cost, $10-$20. Call 304-784-5444.

OCT. 17-31

Tours of the Old Hospital on College Hill, 7-11 p.m. Thursdays, 7-11:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7-11:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Tickets must be purchased in advance at

OCT. 18-20 

"Mamie," 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Oct. 18-19, and 3 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 6, 13 and 20, at the Coalfield Jamboree in Logan. Presented by The Aracoma Story. Tickets available at Pic-Pac Grocery, Gatti's Pizza, Aracoma Drug, Chief Logan Convention Center and online at Brown Paper Tickets.

OCT. 18 

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

OCT. 19

Jog Your Memory 5K Run/Walk, 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Buffalo Creek Memorial Library. Cost, $15. Proceeds support the Alzheimer's Association. 

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Chapmanville Middle School Gym. $40 for adult teams and $20 for school teams. A portion of the proceeds will be given to the Town of Chapmanville Community Donation Fund for youth sports teams and civic organizations. Registration deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 15. Call Stacy Bell at 304-784-1683.

Game Night, 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, Gilbert Church. For all ages.

OCT. 20 

Newsboys, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Appalachian Wireless Arena (formerly the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center), Pikeville, Ky. Tickets, $25. 

88th annual Homecoming Service 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Leckieville Freewill Baptist Church, Goody. Guest speaker, Daniel Mayhew; singing by Bluegrass Gospel at Heart. Dinner will follow. No evening service. 

OCT. 22 

Trunk or Treat in Chapmanville. Registration begins Oct. 1. 

OCT. 25 

Trunk or Treat, 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, at Mountain State Harley-Davidson, Delbarton.  

OCT. 26 

Spookfest, 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Williamson.  Vendors, face painting, music, costume contest, games/prizes, haunted stories, outside movie and more.  Kids can trick or treat at local businesses and vendor booths beginning at 6 p.m. Admission to the festival is free, but some attractions may require a small fee and vendors will also be selling various items. To become a vendor, call 304-235-5240.

Hocus Pocus Festival, 6-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Logan. Trunk or Treat from 6:30-8:30 p.m., $250 for the grand prize winner. Register now for your trunk by emailing Pictures with the Hocus Pocus Sanderson Sisters and crew. Rock wall and gold rush sifting adventure will be set up all evening. Food vendors, hay ride Pumpkin House tours, magic show, music/karaoke and more.

The Killer 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Walk, 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Williamson Memorial Fieldhouse. Hosted by Tug Valley Road Runners Club. Cost, $20 for 5k and 1 mile Walk and $15 for 14 and under.

Jr. Chef Spooky Science, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, Williamson Farmers Market. Cook up some spooky science. Costumes suggested. Cost is $10 per child. 

The Charlie Daniels Band, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Appalachian Wireless Arena (formerly the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center), Pikeville, Ky. Tickets, $35.

OCT. 27 

Sacred Heart Church International Brunch, noon-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Williamson. Types of dishes include American, Italian, Mexican, Cameroonian, Indian, Chinese, Filipino and more. Tickets, adults $12 and children $6. Dine in or takeout. Limited amount of tickets available at the door.

OCT. 28 

Congresswoman Miller Mobile Office Hours, 3-4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, at Kermit City Hall, 101 Main St., Kermit. A representative will be available. 

OCT. 29 

Mingo County Food Certification Class, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at El Sazon Mexican Restaurant, 101 Prichard St., Williamson. Hosted by the Mingo County Health Department. For those who pass the class, Food Cards ($15 or $25) can be received immediately following the class. Only cash (exact change is appreciated) and personal checks will be accepted. Call 304-235-3570 to reserve your spot. When calling be ready to give the name, address, phone number, place of employment and birth date for each registration. 

OCT. 31 

Trick or Treat in Gilbert, Kermit and Mingo County, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. 

Mall-tober Fest, Thursday, Oct. 31, Southside Mall, South Williamson, Ky. 5:30-7 p.m. Treating inside the mall; 7-8 p.m. Trunk or Treat; 6-8 p.m. Mingo Pike Car Club. 

Trunk or Treat, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center, Gilbert. 

Trunk or Treat, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at The Beech Creek Community Park, Matewan. 

NOV. 9 

Christian artist/songwriter Jordan Feliz, Hannah Kerr and I am They on The Faith Tour, 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Williamson Fieldhouse, 1703 W 3rd Ave. Free show.  

Southern Harvest Half Marathon, 5k and 1.6 Mile Walk, 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, Southern WV Community and Technical College in Williamson. Proceeds for the event go back to the Southern Foundation to help with scholarships for individuals to attend college. The route flows into both states of West Virginia and Kentucky. Half Marathoners will receive a hooded sweatshirt, and 5kers will receive a long sleeve tech shirts. Finisher medals and age awards are offered for the the Half Marathon and 5k. Register at

NOV. 14 

New Beginnings Infant Education class, 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Logan Regional Medical Center. The class covers topics such as basic newborn care, breastfeeding, common problems, developmental milestones and infant safety. Free class. Call 304-831-1245 to register.

NOV. 16 

Chris Janson, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Appalachian Wireless Arena (formerly the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center), Pikeville, Ky. Tickets, $25.

NOV. 24

Black Stone Cherry, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Appalachian Wireless Arena (formerly the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center), Pikeville, Ky. Tickets, $15.

DEC. 13

Harlem Globetrotters, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, at the Appalachian Wireless Arena (formerly the Eastern Kentucky Expo Center), Pikeville, Ky. Tickets, $18.


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.


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 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.

Disabled American Veteran State Service Officer Steve Hensley from Chapter 141 in Belfry, Ky. will be at the Belfry Public Library on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month to assist veterans with filling out paper work for disability claims, record inquiries, etc.

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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