Halloween party

The Town of Danville will host its Halloween party on Oct. 29, 2015, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Danville Community Center.

For more information, please call 304-369-7050304-369-7050.

Nightmare on Main Street

The “Nightmare on Main Street” in Whitesville haunted house is located beside the former Richard Brown Insurance Agency in Whitesville.

Three floors of fright await you.

It will be open Oct. 30-31 at 7 p.m. each night.

Trunk or Treat

Join in Halloween fun at the City of Madison’s Trunk or Treat celebration, Thursday, Oct. 22, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Boone County Commission parking lot on lower Madison’s Main Street (If it is raining, the event will be at the Madison Civic Center).

A fun time for children to parade in their Halloween costumes in a safe environment, receive treats, fun and games and fire truck rides.

Trick or Treat for the City of Madison is Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Boone County Trick or Treat

Boone County has scheduled “Trick or Treat” in the unincorporated areas of the county for Thursday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Harlem Superstars at Scott

Please come out and join the Harlem Superstars on Wednesday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m., as they perform at Scott High School.

The show consists of a lot of fan-to-player interaction, which sets Harlem Superstars apart from many other major sports teams in America. Autograph session, dancing and high-fives are just some of the fan interaction you may see at the game.

There will be a halftime show where kids are brought out from the stands to participate in a contest for a chance to win a prize. Come out for a great evening of family entertainment.

Hunter safety course

VFW Post 5578 in Madison will host a hunter safety course on Nov. 2 and 3, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. each evening.

Public service annoucement

The Food Handlers Classes will be held at the Public Health Building, located near Danville, just off the Lick Creek Road.

Dates and times are as follows: Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Please note that under State Law any person(s) that is involved in the preparation or service of food for public is required to attend a certified food service training course. The card will be a state wide card and a fee of $10 is required. The course will be conducted by Sandra Giles, Boone County Sanitarian.

Indoor walkers

The Madison Civic Center will be open for indoor walkers, Monday thru Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please stop by Madison City Hall to sign in before walking.

Secret Santa

Secret Santa applications are currently being accepted at the Boone County Community Organization office located at 347 Kenmore Drive, Lick Creek Road (behind the Health Departnent).

If you receive any amount of SNAP benefits you automatically qualify for Secret Santa for children 12 and under. Bring your SNAP card and SS# numbers for everyone in the household. If you do not receive SNAP benefits bring proof of monthly household income and a formulary will be used to see if you qualify.

The deadline to apply is Friday, Nov. 6, 2015. No applications will be accepted after this date.

Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair

REV UP Madison’s annual Christmas Arts and Craft Fair is Saturday, Nov. 28 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., start your Christmas shopping with beautiful arts and crafts from local vendors.

Vendor spaces are 10 x 10 and $20 each, to register call Tammy Hill, Madison City Hall, 304-369-2762304-369-2762.

After shopping at the arts and craft fair go to businesses on Main and State Streets in Madison and participate in “Shop Small Day.”

Public service announcement

Do you enjoy working with children and want to work out of your own home? If so, home-based child care could be for you.

As a home child care provider you make you own flexible schedule and are your own boss. More importantly, you can make a positive difference in the lives of many young children.

You must be 18 years of age or older and your home must meet the West Virginia requirements. If interested, call Link Child Care Resource and Referral Agency at 1-800-894-95401-800-894-9540.

UBB Walk of Valor

The Upper Big Branch Mining Memorial Group is accepting applications for banners to be displayed in the Big Coal River Walk of Valor.

The banners will commemorate veterans from the Big Coal River region during the week leading up to Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day.

Each 20” by 40” vinyl banner will include a picture of your loved one and his or her branch of service. The name of the banner’s sponsor will also be listed.

The banners will be hanged along the wall at the Big Coal River Veteran’s Memorial in Whitesville. Banners can depict past and current veterans from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Deadline to submit applications is Oct. 28.

Applications and directions on how to purchase the banner can be picked up at the Whitesville State Bank or downloaded from the Coal Heritage Riverwalk Facebook page.

Scrip and coin collectors

The National Scrip Collectors Association will be holding their fall 2015 Coal Mine Scrip Show and meeting at the Charleston Civic Center on Saturday, Nov. 7.

Dealers will be coming to buy, sell and trade old coal mining artifacts, including coal mining scrip, early mining lamps and hats.

The public is invited to attend free and there is no admission fee.

If you have coal mining artifacts, you can bring them to the show for an apraisial. The show will be held in Romm 104, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit the website at or call 1-606-337-6622 or 304-727-4062.

Also, the Charleston Coin Club will have their annual show on Saturday, Nov. 7 and Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Charleston Civic Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

There is no admission fee and dealers will come from several states to buy, sell and trade coins, stamps, jewelry, ball cards and coal mine scrip.

For more information, visit the website at or call 304-727-4062.

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