Community Clips - April 7, 2017

Blues and coffee at Sister's

Blues musician Chris Sutton will be performing live at Sister's Coffee House in Princeton on Friday, April 7 from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. Cover charge is $5.

Cornerstone Family Church hosting Machine Gun Preacher this weekend

Come meet and hear Sam Childers, the 'Machine Gun Preacher' on Sunday, April 9 at Cornerstone Family Church as he tells his story of rescuing captured children in Africa. Childers will also be at Planet Xtreme Teen Center on Saturday, April 8 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Contact 304-487-6351.

Red Cross sponsors local blood drives

The American Red Cross will be sponsoring blood drives in our area on Friday, April 7 at the Mercer Mall from noon until 4:00 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 18 at Concord University from 11:00 a.m. - 500 p.m. 

Sexual Assault Awareness Cendlelight Vigil scheduled

A Candlelight Vigil for sexual assault awareness is scheduled for Friday, April 7, from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at the Dick Copeland Town Square on Mercer Street.

 CU hosting Admitted Student Day

Concord University is hosting Admitted Student Day on Friday, April 7 from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Meet your fellow future Mountain Lions and take advantage of opportunities such as learning about the many campus organizations and academic divisions, speaking with faculty members, and receiving help navigating the financial aid process. Come see what life as a student at Concord University is all about. Schedule Includes: 3:00 - 3:50 Registration and Heavy Refreshments, 4:00 - 4:30 Welcome Message, 4:45 - 5:15 Breakout Session 1 (Topics TBA), 5:30 - 6:00 Breakout Session 2 (Topics TBA), 6:00 - 8:00 Involvement Fair (come and go as you please), and 6:15 - 6:45 Financial Aid Session.

Upcoming Paint Nights at Bluefield College

Enjoy a fun paint night at Bluefield College (four nights to choose from). Paint along with artist, Marianne Jackson, to create your own work of art that you will take home at the end of the evening. Painting supplies and artist instructions will be provided. No art experience is needed. All Paint Nights begin at 6:45 p.m. All classes are for all ages, with a $30 tuition. April 7 will be 'Blue Ridge Mountains,' April 28 will be 'Fairy Tale,' and May 12 will be 'Sunset Silhouette.' Register online at bluefield.edu/facs or by phone at 276-326-4215.

The Change live at The RailYard

Princeton's all-girl funk band 'The Change' will be live on stage at The RailYard on Friday, April 7 at 9:00 p.m. - midnight. Contact The RailYard at 304-800-4141.

Margo and the Bluegills live at The RailYard

Margo and the Bluegills will perform live at The RailYard in Bluefield on Saturday, April 8 from 9:00 p.m. - midnight. Contact The RailYard at 304-800-4141.Running 101 Workshop offered to aspiring runners

Royal Family Kids 5th annual Spring Shopping Bazaar slated

The 5th annual Royal Kids Spring Shopping Bazaar is scheduled for Saturday, April 8 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Princeton Church of God, 250 Oavale Road. The event is a fun-filled day of shopping with local crafters and vendors to support Royal Family Kids Camp of Princeton, a camp for abused, neglected, and at risk children of Southern WV. 

Bluefield College hosting Appalachian Festival

Bluefield College is hosting its annual Appalachian Festival on Saturday, April 8, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the BC Campus Quad. Open and free to the public, the festival features local musicians, artists, crafters, cooks, authors, storytellers, and other vendors and talents. The Festival will conclude with a folk music concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 8 in Harman Chapel, featuring Michael Reno Harrell, an award-winning songwriter, storyteller and entertainer. Contact bluefield.edu/appalachia, bcnews@bluefield.edu, or 276-326-4212.

Taste the sweets at the Lewisburg Chocolate Festival

The 11th Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival is from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 in downtown Lewisburg. Come out and enjoy chocolate-themed treats, live music, professional chef demonstrations, free screenings of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, a photo booth, balloon animals, magic shows, and more! All events are free and open to the public. The only cost associated with the festival are tastings; tickets are sold in packets of 5 for $5 and can be purchased in advance at the Greenbrier County Visitors Center or online at lewisburgchocolatefestival.com/buy-tickets.

DAR, SAR hosting free photograph restoration workshop

The Matthew French Daughter of the American Revolution Chapter and The General Hugh Mercer Sons of the American Revolution Chapter will sponsor a workshop titled 'How to Retouch, Recover and Restore Old Photographs' on Saturday, April 8 at 9:00 a.m. at Associated Photography and Framing. 813 Mercer Street in Princeton. Award-winning master photographer Steve Jessie will be the instructor for the workshop. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Membership is not required to attend; the workshop is free and open to the public. Contact Donna Brewster at donna@intertech.tv or 304-466-6179. 

Princeton musicians to perform in Lewisburg

Princeton musicians The Change and One Voice will be performing live onstage at Hill & Holler at 204 North Jefferson Street in Lewisburg on Saturday, April 8 from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. No cover charge. Tips and donations benefit the One Voice Anti-Bullying Concert Tour. Contact 304-647-4429.

Hop on in to The RailYard for Bunny Brunch

Join The RailYard in Bluefield for the Second Annual Bunny Brunch, an event for the whole family to enjoy, on Sunday, April 9. A brunch buffet will be set up at 10:00 a.m. with a large selection of items for all ages, including Mickey Mouse Pancakes. The Easter Bunny will be on site to have photos taken from noon to 2:00 p.m. by local photographer Jennifer Farley. The event will include sugar cookie decorating, face painting and prizes for the kids. Tickets must be purchased in advance at The RailYard due to limited seating. TIckets are $25 for adults and $5 for children. Contact 304-800-4141.   

Alpha Delta of BC hosting Easter Egg Hunt

Bluefield College's Alpha Delta Sorority is sponsoring a free community Easter egg hunt on Sunday, April 9, from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. on campus. Children ages Pre-K through 5th grade are invited.

'Sweets' are on display at CMC

Artist Jaclyn Whittaker's exhibit 'Sweet' is on display in the Rotunda Gallery of the Chuck Mathena Center now through April 28. The rotunda is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Princeton Crucifixion Re-enactment scheduled

The Greater Princeton Ministerial Association is hosting a crucifixion re-enactment on Good Friday, April 14, beginning at the Dick Copeland Town Square on Mercer Street and ending at the fountain where Mercer Street and Center Street merge. The re-enactment will begin at noon.

Mercer Street Cruise-In slated

A Cruise-In on Mercer Street is scheduled for Saturday, April 15, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Princeton Primary Bible program hosting Color Run

The Princeton Primary School Bible in the Schools Committee is hosting a Color Run on Saturday, April 15 at 9:00 a.m. at Glenwood Recreation Park. Cost of registration is $25 before April 1 (includes free t-shirt). Cost of registration after April 1 is $30. Registration forms and payment can be submitted on the day of the race from 7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. at Shelter #1 or make checks payable to Princeton Primary Bible in the Schools and mail to Princeton Primary School, Attn: Heather Steele, 180 Tiger Drive, Princeton, WV 24739..

Meals served on Mercer Street for the needy

Meals will be served by Johnson Chapel members to those in need at the Dick Copeland Town Square on Sunday, April 16 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.                                                  

Beginner's Guitar Lessons offered at CMC

Join local musician Jonah Carden for an 8-week beginner's guitar course at the Chuck Mathena Center. No previous experience is needed, but students must bring their own guitar. Classes will be at noon and will begin March 29 and go through May 17. Cost for the 8-session course is $125. To register, call CMC at 304-425-5128.                                             

The Room Upstairs hosts Monday Night Open Stages

Every Monday night 7-11 p.m., The Room Upstairs, above the RiffRaff Arts Collective on Mercer Street hosts an Open Stage event. Poets, musicians, dancers, and thespians perform while others doodle with art supplies or just relax and enjoy the music. Complimentary drinks and snacks are provided. Admission is a $3 donation at the door, or $2 for performers. This helps defray operational costs for the Room. Call 304-320-8833 or check the Facebook page for RiffRaff Arts Collective for more information.

Beekeeper Association monthly meetings scheduled

The Mercer County Beekeeper Association holds its monthly meetings on the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Fred Gilbert Activity Center in Princeton.

Join Game Nights at Crit Hit

Join Crit Hit Comics & Games at 1043 Stafford Drive in Princeton every Tuesday evening from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. for game night and every Friday night for Friday Night Magic. Contact 304-431-0021.

CU hosting 3rd annual Blues, Brews, and BBQ

Concord University's 3rd annual Blues, Brews & BBQ on Friday, April 14 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. will feature local artists The Allen Smith Band, Victor Lawson and Boogie Chillen, Trailer Swift & the Bolt Mountain Boys, and The Tommy Cox Band! A great selection of food & craft beer will be available.

Kee Street Methodist hosting Easter Egg Hunt

The Kee Street United Methodist Church at 311 Kee Street in Princeton is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for kids on Saturday, April 15 at 11:00 a.m. Contact 304-425-2441.

Bramwell Easter Egg Hunt slated

The Bramwell Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting its annual easter egg hunt for all local and surrounding children on Saturday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m. The Event will take place at the Bramwell Volunteer Fire Department. Free food and drinks will be available.

Lollipop holding Swap Meet

Lollipop Music is hosting a Swap Meet on Saturday, April 15 from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. at the Days Inn Conference Center in Princeton. Table reservations are $25 for the 1st table and $15 per additional table. Admission is $10 or, if bringing an instrument, $5. Entertainment is by Old Man Clay and concessions will be available. Contact 681-282-5562.

Hop over to Pipestem State Park for annual egg hunt

Hippity hop to Pipestem for the annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15 at 2:00 p.m. Park Headquarters Lawn is the place to be. The area will be divided into hunt sections to accommodate youth from ages 1 - 12. Bring your Easter basket. The Bluestone Dining Room opens daily for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Easter Sunday Buffet is Sunday, April 16. Contact 304-466-1800.

Craft Night coming to Chick-fil-A

Join Chick-fil-A at the Mercer Mall on Monday, April 17 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  for a special craft event. Children will participate in a fun-filled evening of complimentary Earth Day-themed crafts and activities.

Lifeline Church hosts Sunday Student Nights

Lifeline Center at 250 1/2 Oakvale Road hosts Sunday Nights for Students each Sunday evening, with dodgeball, basketball, games, and a powerful service. The middle school group meets from 4:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. and the high school and college group meets at 6:00 p.m. Contact 304-425-6505.

Lerona Methodist hosts Tuesday Blessings for seniors

Lerona United Methodist Church in Lerona hosts a community outreach for seniors. Tuesday Blessings gatherings for all seniors are held every third Tuesday of the month in the church fellowship hall at 11:00 a.m. This is a special time for fun and fellowship with a devotion, singing, speakers on various topics, some fun and games, and a light lunch. For more information or for assistance with transportation, contact the church office at 304-384-9466.

PCH offering Childbirth Classes

Princeton Community Hospital will offer a series of 4 free childbirth classes each month in Education Classroom 3. Call 304-487-7074 to register.

Dining with Diabetes (DwD) classes available

Diabetes is a common, serious, and costly disease. Diabetes is called a lifestyle disease. Making changes in lifestyle can control diabetes and many of the complications. The Dining with Diabetes program was designed to help individuals make these changes in lifestyle. Dining with Diabetes, a free program, teaches people how to prepare meals that are healthy and taste good. The series of 4 classes and a 3-month follow up includes; nutritional information regarding Diabetes, recipe demonstrations, sampling recipes, A1c and Blood pressure, as well as group support. To register for a class, please contact Andi Bennett at WVU Mercer County Extension Service, 304-425-3079.

Causeacon scheduled in Beckley

A Causeacon is scheduled for April 28 - April 30 at the Raleigh County-Beckley Convention Center Causeacon is Beckley's first ever Pop Culture Convention which includes all fandoms from anime to Star Wars, gaming and so much more! All proceeds of the convention will benefit the Women's Resource Center in Beckley. Activities will include cosplay contests, video game and table top tournaments, vendor room, panels and classes, anime screening room, gameshows, raves and a formal ball. 

PCH holds Smoking Cessation Classes

Smoking cessation classes are offered by the Princeton Community Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department located in the hospital’s Parkview Center, fourth floor. For more information, call 304-431-5078 or 304-431-5073.

Kee Street Choir to perform in Beckley

The Kee Street Easter Cantata Choir will perform during the West Virginia United Methodist Church Annual Charge Conference at Temple United Methodist Church in Beckley on Sunday, April 30.

SIDS Awareness 5K slated

A 5K Race for SIDS Awareness will take place on Saturday, April 29 from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at Princeton Community Hospital, 122 Twelfth Street.

MCTEC now registering for May Community Ed Classes

Mercer County Technical Education Center Community Education Classes are now registering. You must register for adult evening and community classes at MCTEC weekdays from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. MCTEC is located at 1397 Stafford Drive in Princeton. Payment is due at the time of registration (cash or check). Registration stays open until the class is full. Call 304-425-9551. May courses are:

Stained Glass on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00 - 8:00 beginning May 2; fee $60

Soap Making on Thursdays 6:00 - 8:00 beginning May 4; fee $30

Mesh Wreath Making on Saturday, May 6, 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.; fee $40

Coffee and Canvas Spring Painting on Saturday, May 6, 10:00 a.m.- noon; fee $30

PCH Parkinson's Support Group meets

Princeton Community Hospital sponsors a Parkinson’s Support Group, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church located at 1901 Virginia Ave., Bluefield, Va. For more information, call 276-322-5715.

PCH offering CPR Class

An American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR class is scheduled each month in Education Classroom 3 at Princeton Community Hospital (1st floor, main hospital). Registration is required. Three session time choices are available: 7:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Cost of the class, including the book, is $20, which must be paid and the book picked up prior to class. To register, call 304-487-7074.

MS Support Group to meet

The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets monthly in Princeton. For times and locations, contact group leader Doug Mullins at 304-753-9126.

WVDOH seeking names of fallen workers for memorial

The West Virginia Division of Highways is seeking assistance from the public in order to establish a statewide fallen worker memorial for highway safety to honor those who lost their lives while performing their jobs. For inclusion on the memorial, the deceased must have been an active full-time or part-time employee of the Division of Highways, Department of Highways or the State Road Commission. The death must have been from a work-related accident or injury. The names of the honorees, once permission is granted by their families, will be enshrined on the memorial. This will include employees who died from1921 to the present. Forward names, a brief synopsis of their accidental death, and any available family contact information for any workers meeting the criteria to Candice.M.Caviness@wv.gov.

BC presents 'Not a Dyeing Art!'

Have you ever dyed an Ukrainian Easter Egg? Are you interested in trying your hand at tie-dyeing? Curious about using natural dyes? Join us for a special class on Dyeing Techniques and Paper Marbleizing! During this course, we will practice a different dyeing technique each week, including: Coloring Easter Eggs in the ancient Ukrainian Pysanky method, Tie-dyeing (Plan to bring a 100% Cotton PRE-WASHED T-shirt), Using Natural Dyes, and Paper Marbleizing. Please plan to bring a 100% cotton white pre-washed t-shirt. The class will be offered every Tuesday between March 28 and April 25 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. This class is for ages 8 to adult; families are welcome! Tuition is $40. (Families can take advantage of a special rate of $100 for up to five members of the same immediate family.)

Alzheimer’s Support Group to meet

An Alzheimer’s Support Group will meets monthly in the Chapel at Princeton Health Care Center. For more information, call 304-487-3458

BC offering LadySafe Self-Defense Workshop

The only confrontation you are guaranteed to walk away from is the one you are never in; however, we all know that we do not live in a perfect world and that sometimes violence shows up on our doorstep uninvited. Violence can occur anywhere and at any time. “If in any way I can help someone to NOT become a statistic, then I will have fulfilled the duty that God has called me to do.”

In this course, ladies will be presented with a variety of information and self-defense strategies that could prove useful to them if they ever find themselves in a potentially violent encounter. Information including how to avoid attacks, the vital targets of the human body, and our own personal arsenal of built in weapons, as well as a variety of self-defense techniques will be covered.

The course will be taught by Missy Bishop, 3rd Degree Black Belt in Shinsei Hapkido and certified R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense) instructor. Two separate classes will be offered: April 15, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and May 5, 5:00-8:00 p.m. This class is for ages 13 and up. Tuition is $25 (No Registration Fee); Mother and Daughter Special – $40 (a $10 discount). Register online at bluefield.edu/facs or by phone at 276.326.4215.

Pipestem Ramp Feast and Timbersports Competition slated

The annual Pipestem State Park Ramp Feast and Timbersports Competition is slated for April 29 at the park. The day begins with a Flower and Bird Walk from 8:00 -10:00 a.m. This 2-hour hike, led by members of the Bibbee Nature Club, can be used to log miles with a naturalist on the 2017 Chief's Challenge. The hike is open to the public at no charge. The Ramp Feast and Timbersports Competition will follow. For information, contact 304-425-9481.

Mercer County registering upcoming kindergarteners

Mercer County Schools Kindergarten Registration dates are scheduled at 8:30 a.m. as follows:

April 3 Princeton Primary (A-M)

April 4 Princeton Primary (N-Z)

April 5 MCELC-Cumberland Heights

April 6 Oakvale, Memorial

April 7 Glenwood

April 10 Athens

April 11 Melrose, Brushfork

April 12 MCELC-Siver Springs

April 13 Spanishburg, Whitethorn

April 25 Lashmeet/Matoaka, Ceres

April 26 Bluewell, Sun Valley

April 28 Montcalm

Bluefield College to offer Introduction to Art Therapy

Art Therapy is the use of the creative arts to express and reflect on emotional states and is a therapeutic technique rooted in the idea that creative expression can foster healing and mental well-being. This Bluefield College Community Class, taught by Dr. Robert Winter, will be for ages 17 to adults. Tuition is $75. There will be two class sessions: Friday, April 21 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 22 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. Register online at bluefield.edu/facs or by phone at 276.326.4215.

Diabetic Education Classes planned

A series of four diabetic education classes will be held on April 5, 6, 11, 12 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. in the PCH Education Classrooms (1st floor, main building). To register for these FREE classes, call 304-487-7074.

Pipestem Resort State Park hosting Irish Road Bowling

A magnificent view into the Bluestone River Gorge, Appalachian Spring colors in southern West Virginia, and one of the state's very best road bowling roads combine for an unforgettable weekend April 22-23. It's time to go Irish Road Bowling at Pipestem Resort State Park. Call Kevin Smith at 304-228-7928 to register.

Pipestem Park presents Music of Easter

Musician Tina Smith will be performing Music of Easter and Spring at the Pipestem State Park McKeever Lodge Lobby on Saturday, April 15 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 16 at 1:00 p.m. Contact 304-466-1800.

Pipestem Park hosting Easter Sunrise Service

Guests will gather on the lawn area at Pipestem Park Headquarters to greet Easter morning, April 16, at 7:00 a.m. for a non-denominational Sunrise Service. The Bluestone Dining Room opens at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast. Contact 304-466-1800.

Folklife Center Earth Day Celebration planned

Appalachian South Folklife Center's 14th annual Earth Day Celebration will honor Mother Earth on Saturday, April 22 from 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. with music performances by Kathleen Coffee, Magnum Opus, The Change, Tim & Maggie, and Option 22. Three Rivers Avian Center will be on-hand for a raptor demonstration featuring live falcons, owls, a hawk, and a bald eagle. Panel discussion topics include Plant Medicine, Regenerative Farming, and Opportunities for Economic Growth in West Virginia. A native plant walk, meditation, yoga, drumming, crafts, and community garden work will round out the celebration. Food vendor Oi Poloii will be available for food purchases. For details, visit www.earthdaywv.com.

Be a Garbage Grabber for Earth Day

Celebrate the earth and lend a hand at Pipestem State Park for Earth Day on April 22. Join the Park Naturalist and take a hike along Long Branch Lake, removing litter from the shore. Meet in the Arboretum parking lot across from McKeever Lodge at 10:00 a.m. Garbage bags and latex gloves will be provided. Hike will take 90 minutes. Contact Julie McQuade at 304-466-1800, extension 344.

Murder Mystery coming to Concord

On April 22 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., The Concord University Theatre Department will be performing a comedic murder mystery written by Concord students entitled 'Terror Under the Tent.' The audience will have the opportunity to inspect the murder site, examine clues, and help interrogate the suspects. Before the murder is solved, each audience member will vote for the suspect they think committed the crime. One name will be drawn from a pool of correct answers to reveal a prize winner from the audience. The performance will be held in the H.C. Paul Theatre of the Alexander Fine Arts Center. The performance is free.

Pipestem Park hosting Garlic Mustard Pull

Celebrate earth and lend a hand to the natural forest at Pipestem State Park on April 28. Team up with staff to help remove a troublesome invasive plant species--garlic mustard. Wear long sleeves, long pants, sturdy walking shoes, work gloves, and bring water. Meet at the Pipestem Nature Center at 9:00 a.m. The group will follow the County Line Trail to the River Trail and finish the hike at McKeever Lodge. Transportation will be available to bring you back to your vehicle at the Nature Center. Contact Park Naturalist Julie McQuade 304-466-1800, extension 344 with questions. Helpers may just show up on the morning of the pull. The hike will cover approximately 3 and one-half miles.

Better Living Show scheduled

The Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its 38th annual Better Living Show for Friday, April 28 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Brushfork Armory. This annual trade show is an opportunity for businesses to showcase their state-of-the-art products, services, and technology promoting better living for at the home or at the office. 

CMC presents Jewelry Making class

Create your own wearable art with designer Gloria Coffey Learn how to make beautiful jewelry using the right angle weave and peyote stitches. This 2- session class is for beginners through intermediate students. The class is scheduled for April 12 and April 19 at 10:00 p.m. at the Chuck Mathena Center. The fee is $75. Visit www.chuckmathenacenter.org/artsandclasses to register.

CMC hosting Watercolors for Beginners

Join artist John Coffey as he guides students in planning and completing a watercolor painting, from basic sketching to the final product. This 3-sessions course is scheduled for April 19 - May 3 at noon at the Chuck Mathena Center. Fee for the course is $100. Visit www.chuckmathenacenter.org/artsandclasses to register.

Basic Photography class offered at CMC

Join professional photographer Hal Brainerd April 26th - May 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the Chuck Mathena Center for a 4-week course on how to beautifully capture a moment, landscape, and beyond in a digital photo. The course will cover composition, artistic factors that attract our eyes, backgrounds, correct exposure, and contrast. Students must bring their own digital camera-no cell phone cameras. Students 14 years of age and older welcome. Fee for the course is $100. Visit www.chuckmathenacenter.org/artsandclasses to register.

Wrestling coming to Salvation Army

Enjoy West Virginia Championship Wrestling at the Princeton Salvation Army on Saturday, April 29 from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m. 

West Virginia Craft Brew Festival on tap

The State Fair of West Virginia and Lewisburg Rotary Club announce the first-ever West Virginia Craft Brew Festival on Saturday, April 29 at the State Fairgrounds in Lewisburg The event is set for 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and will feature West Virginia’s finest craft breweries, an assortment of food trucks, and all-day music featuring Tyler Childers, Larry Keel, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, The Jon Stickley Trio, and Black King Coal. Tickets are on sale now statefairofwv.com/event-center/wvcbf-tickets.

5-Night Revive Mercer County slated

Revive Mercer County, a five-night, five-pastor, five-church revival is slated for May 1-5 at 7:00 p.m. The schedule for the revival, which will benefit the Mercer County Bible in the Schools Program, is:

May 1 — Bridge Baptist Church Matoaka with Pastor Laurel Farmer and special music by The Gospel Mission Heirs

May 2 — Lashmeet Freewill Baptist Church with Pastor Tom Carpenter and special music by Calvary’s Call

May 3 — Shawnee Baptist Church Kegley with Pastor Tom Jenkins and special music by Johnny Meadows

May 4 — Calvary Baptist Church Lake Bottom with Pastor Chris Richards and special music by The Ridgeview Singers

May 5 — Ridgeview Church of God with Pastor Jerry Heaton with special music by Lelia Boyd and Revival Choir

PSHS Greenhouse Opening Date set

The Princeton Senior High School Greenhouse will open for business beginning May 1. Students wil be selling flowers and vegetable plants during school hours. Contact 304-425-8101.

Create a miniature fairy garden at CMC Daylight Art class

Learn a new, therapeutic hobby with instructor Robin Rutherford, and at the end of the class, you'll have your own miniature garden to take home! This one-session Miniature Fairy Gardening class will be at the Chuck Mathena Center on May 3 at 2:00 p.m. Fee for the class is $80. Visit www.chuckmathenacenter.org/artsandclasses to register. 

Tender Mercies hosting Spaghetti Dinner

Tender Mercies Ministries is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Friday, May 5, at Princeton Presbyterian Church from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The menu includes spaghetti with sauce by Nick Ameli, salad, garlic bread, dessert, and drink. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and may be purchased by calling 304-425-2557. The family of Tender Mercies founder Reverand Harry Christie will be honored at the dinner. Proceeds benefit Tender Mercies Ministries food pantry.

Sam White 5K registration open

Registration is now open for the 2017 Sam White Memorial 5k that will be held on May 6 at 8:00 a.m. Register online at www.tristateracer.com/event.php?RaceID=9239.

The History of the Kimono class offered at CMC

This lecture and hands-on workshop explores a brief history and cultural importance of Kimonos. Each student will have the opportunity to create their own paper mini kimono. Students are guided in historical accuracy of the garment details for both men and women’s kimonos. The course is taught by instructor Scott Pitt and will be held at the Chuck Mathena Center on May 10 at 2:00 p.m. The fee for the course is $45. Visit www.chuckmathenacenter.org/artsandclasses to register.

All Together Arts Week scheduled

All Together Arts Week in Mercer County is slated for May 13 - 20. Experience a week in the life of the arts in Mercer County. Visit venues you've always wanted to explore, make new friends and discover & celebrate the vibrant creative scene our area is home to. From gallery hops, concerts, art shows and poetry readings to healing arts forums, networking and the beloved Grand Finale Parade & Day of Merriment, discover what the arts in Mercer County has to offer. This week is all about celebrating, showcasing and uniting the creative arts activity in Mercer County & beyond. For more information and to view a schedule, visit alltogetherarts.com.

Pasta from Scratch class coming to CMC

Students will in the Chuck Mathena Center's Daylight Art Series class 'Pasta from Scratch' on May 17 at 1:00 p.m. will learn the techniques of making homemade pasta dough and a variety of pasta shapes. Students must bring a 1 cup measuring cup and a rolling pin. The fee for the course, taught by instructor Candace Wilson, is $45. Visit www.chuckmathenacenter.org/artsandclasses to register.

WVU Coaches Caravan pulling in to Princeton

Attention Mountaineer Athletic Club members and fans! Mark your calendars for May 24 for the Princeton Coaches Caravan at the Chuck Mathena Center at 5:30 p.m. Join fellow Mountaineer supporters as they meet, greet, and visit with a variety of WVU Coaches and Administrators. Admission is $50, and proceeds benefit the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the MAC scholarship fund. RSVP by May 17. For more information, contact the Mountaineer Athletic Club at MAC@mail.wvu.edu or 800-433-2072.

Celebrate Princeton Street Fair scheduled

Mark your calendars now for the Celebrate Princeton Street Fair on June 10 from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit www.celebrateprinceton.com.