Raleigh County Board of Education meeting, 5:30 p.m., their office.
Summers County Historical Society meeting, 6 p.m., facility of City Sidetrack Park, Hinton, bring a covered dish or other food items. Speaker is Steve Trail. Summers Co. Historical Society Cemetery Book Vol II is still available at Summers County Library, every Tuesday in Nov. 12, 19, 26, 9:30 a.m. to noon, or call 304-466-0429.
Free Veteran Appreciation Dinner, 6 p.m., campus of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, Roland P. Sharp Alumni Center in the center of the campus right above the parade field. Food will be catered from Pasquale’s Italian in Beckley. Dinner is free to all veterans and their immediate families. Hosted by campus military medicine club (AMOPS). Call Isaac Mills at 304-890-7103. No reservations necessary.
Shady Spring Library Tuesday’s Tales for K-3rd Grade, 3:45 p.m.; Evening Shade Book Discussion Group, 6 p.m.
Raleigh County Democratic Executive meeting and Democratic Women meeting, 5 p.m., Raleigh County Library, downstairs. Call 304-252-5203, 304-673-1663.
Beckley Art Group will offer two five-week art classes for ages 6 to 8 and 9 to 13. Every Tuesday night (starting tonight) through Dec. 17. The 6-8-year-old class will be 4:30 to 6 p.m. and the 9-13 class from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Instructor is Shari Keadle. For cost and more information call JoAnn Byron at 304-253-2109 or The Cynthia Bickey Art Gallery at 304-253-9226.
Trap Hill VFW Post 11307 meeting, 7 p.m., Trap Hill Fire Department, Fairdale.
AFL-CIO Beckley Area Labor Council, 7 p.m., UMWA building, 2306 S. Fayette St., Beckley.
Shepherd Center board meeting, 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church, 203 S. Kanawha St., Beckley. Call Arlene Wallen, 304-763-4655 or John Price, 304-228-8230.
Melvola Chapter No. 1 Order of the Eastern Star, 12:30 p.m., Masonic Hall on G Street.
Quota Club of Beckley, noon, Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center.
Beckley Rotary Club, noon, Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center, West Virginia Room.
Ballroom dance with lessons, 7 to 9:30 p.m., USA Dance Beckley WV Chapter 6064, Mount Hope’s Center of Hope (former Mount Hope High School Gym on the bypass). Variety of ballroom styles taught and practiced, plus line and novelty dances. All ages welcome. Nonsmoking, non-alcoholic environment. For more information visit usadance-beckleywv.com or call 304-469-6401.
Healing is a Choice workshop, Christian Resource Center, 300 N. Kanawha St., Suite 100, Beckley, 6:30 p.m., call Ernie at 304-252-9494.
I Matter Group of CoDa meeting, 6:45 p.m., Encouraging Words Counseling, Lewisburg, call Kristy at 304-645-6655.
Basic computer classes, 6 to 8 p.m., Mabscott Fire Department.
United Apostolic Faith Church clothing boutique clothing giveaway, 1010 S. Kanawha St., Beckley, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the church. For more information call 304-731-2909 or 304-222-7318.
Bingo, Lester Fire Department, early bird 6:30 p.m., regular bingo, 7 p.m. Call 934-6622.
Restoration At Work, 6 to 7 p.m., Mount Zion Baptist Church, 142 Mool Ave., Beckley. If you are experiencing problems in your life with drugs, alcohol or any other mind-altering substance. Call 304-712-1359 or 304-222-6459.
WV TOPS No. 147, Beckley, 4:45 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene fellowship building, 607 Johnstown Road, Beckley. Call Cindy 304-673-7843 or Renae 304-929-6736.
WV TOPS No. 466 meeting, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Sunset Hills Missionary Baptist Church, 1100 Independence Road, Coal City.
Civil Air Patrol Beckley Composite Squadron meeting, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Raleigh County Memorial Airport Terminal, basement. Enter from the right side of the airport. Ages 12 to 21 and adults 18 and over. Call Maj. David Chaney at 304-763-3266 or visit http://www.cap.gov.
Free beginner’s line dance class, 7 to 8:30 p.m., Mullens Opportunity Center (old Mullens Grade School), today and Thursday.
Panic Disorder Support Group meeting, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Pax City Hall. Call 304-877-5492 or 304-877-2407.
Women’s Discussion Group, 3:30 to 5 p.m., 206 Church St., Fayetteville. Call 304-574-0500.
Shepherd Center, “Fun spot for older adults,” 9 a.m., Presbyterian Church, 203 S. Kanawha St., Beckley. Call Arlene Wallen, 304-763-4655 or John Price, 304-228-8230.
Baby Closet open, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., CAC, REACHH, Family Resource Center. Call 304-466-2226.
Freedom Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting, Beckley Fellowship Home, 201 Woodlawn Ave., Beckley, noon; First Presbyterian Church, Duhring and Tazewell streets, Bluefield, 7:30 p.m.; call 1-800-766-4442; Wellness Center, 221 Temple St., Hinton; 7 to 8 p.m., 304-466-3916.
AA meetings, Beckley, Steps to Freedom, Beckley Presbyterian Church, 203 S. Kanawha St., 8 p.m. (OS); Gauley Bridge, Community Center across from Gino’s Pizza, 6:30 p.m. (OD/); Mullens MOC Center, 300 Guyandotte Ave., 8 p.m. (OD/); Rainelle Medical Center, 645 Kanawha Ave. 7 p.m. (OD/); Summerlee, 237 Summerlee Road, noon (OD); Summersville, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, 221 McKees Creek Road, 8 p.m. (CD); for information on any meetings, call 304-252-9444 or 1-800-333-5051.
West Virginia Specialized Family Care Program, for more information call Debbie Wiley at Raleigh County DHHR, 304-256-6930, ext. 78902.
Computer classes, Bradley Prosperity Volunteer Fire Department, 1 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday; 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday; 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday; no class Thursday; 1 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. No cost. For beginners and public use. Call Cindy at 304-877-2340.
WV Birth to Three, for more information or to make a referral, call 1-866-321-4728. Is your child moving, hearing, seeing, learning and talking like others his or her age?
Food distribution program, Lochgelly Baptist Church, for all seniors and veterans age 55 and older, sponsored by Women United for Christ. Must meet guidelines, provide proof of income and medical expenses, first-come, first-served. Call Margaret or Jo at 304-469-8709, leave name and number.
Problem Gamblers Help Network of W.Va., call 1-800-GAMBLER help-line or (304) 1-800-522-4700.
Birthright of Beckley, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., free pregnancy test, confidential. Call 304-253-7656 or 1-800-550-4900.
MSCIL needs wheelchairs and/or other adaptive equipment for its Loan Closet. Donations accepted. Also referral service for sign language interpreting. Call 304-255-0122.
Teen-age pregnancy programs, Beckley-Raleigh County Health Department, 1602 Harper Road, Beckley. Programs are Family Planning Clinics, Immunizations, Prenatal Clinics, Preventive Services and General Medical Services.
Free hearing screening for senior citizens, Rainelle Medical Center. Call 304-438-6188 for appointment.
Free tutoring by the Fayette County Literacy Council, learn to read or improve reading skills, by appointment.
NARCONON, a nonprofit organization, helping people with drug addictions. Call 1-800-556-8885.
Raleigh County Board of Education meeting, 5:30 p.m., their office.
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