Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Raspberry Pi User Group (Tue. 8 Oct, 2019 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm)

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is hosting its monthly Raspberry Pi User Group meeting in its Maker Vault. The regular RCBI meetups-which occur the second Tuesday of each month- assemble individuals who are familiar with digital technology to encourage and support newbies who are also interested in creative, fun projects using a combination of talent, tools and Pi technology. Whether you’re already an expert or just curious about programming and use of the ultra-affordable devices, join us at RCBI Huntington (1050 Fourth Avenue) to explore different versions of the Pi hardware and software, and focus on popular uses of the small computers. The group will assist you in getting your own Raspberry Pi up and running as well as working on collective projects. Participants should bring a Raspberry Pi and we’ll provide the expertise.

For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , 304-781-1659, RCBI Maker Space/STEM Coordinator.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Local by Local: A Food & Farm Conference & Expo (Sat. 19 Oct, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

Locally sourced food will be the focus Oct. 19 as the inaugural Local by Local: A Food & Farm Conference & Expo kicks off at Pumpkin Park in Milton. The free event will feature area food producers and industry experts leading sessions about business management, farm financials, income diversification, marketing & promotion, and navigating food regulations. Read more here.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Craft Beverage Summit (Wed. 23 Oct, 2019 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Tthe Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) and the West Virginia Food and Farm Coalition will present the second “Craft: A Farm-to-Bottle Summit” Oct. 23 in Fairmont. Participants will explore ways that craft producers can partner with and engage various interests in agriculture, hospitality and tourism to build markets for this growing business sector, according to Bill Woodrum, RCBI director of entrepreneurship and agricultural innovations. The free event will take place. at the Rambling Root, 101 Fairmont Ave. in Fairmont. Participants may register at For more information, contact the Food and Farm Coalition’s Audra O’Dell at or 304.808.1310.