Community Clips — December 16, 2016

FBC of Princeton welcome community to Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

First Baptist Church of Princeton on Mercer Street invites the public to their annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Saturday, Dec. 24 at 8:00 p.m.  The public is encouraged to 'come as you are,' and children may wear their pajamas. Contact FBC at 304-425-8174.

DNR offers instructions for Hunters Helping the Hungry

Hunters who wish to donate deer meat or dollars to the Hunters Helping the Hungry program, which distributes deer meat through the Mountaineer Food Bank and the Facing Hunger Food Bank, should call 304-924-6211 or visit the DNR website at to find a participating meat processor.

Matoaka Christmas Parade on tap

The town of Matoaka will hold its annual Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 5:00 p.m.

On-line Auction in progress to raise Bible funds

An Online Auction/Sale is going on now through December 16 to raise funds for Princeton Middle School's Bible in the Schools program. 100% of proceeds will go directly to the program. To see items up for auction, to place bids, and to view auction rules, visit the Facebook page Auction / Buy It Now Event for PMS Bible in the School Program.

PMS hosting Polar Express Parents' Night Out

Need a little time without the kids to shop and wrap those Christmas surprises? The Princeton Middle School National Junior Honor Society will be offering a Parents' Night Out by hosting a Polar Express Night on Friday, Dec. 16 from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for children ages 3 - 10. Get ready for Christmas while your children enjoy an evening of movie time, a ride on the Polar Express, special visitors, fun activities and crafts, popcorn and hot chocolate, a free gift, making reindeer food, and a photo with Santa. Kids may come in their favorite cozy pajamas. Cost is $10 per child.  

Holiday of Lights on display

The Bluefield Holiday of Lights at Bluefield City Park will be open every night through New Year's Eve. Hours are Sunday — Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Visit or contact 304-327-2401.

CMC Rotunda to feature Craig Worrell art

The works of artist Craig Worrell will be featured in the rotunda of the Chuck Mathena Center through January 6. Contact CMC at 304-425-5128.

'Dark Ages' art exhibit on display at Bluefield College

Award-winning artist Shaun C. Whiteside will present an exhibit of his works, titled 'Dark Ages,' at Bluefield College weekdays through Feb. 16 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Art Gallery on the first floor of Landsdell Hall. The exhibit is open and free to the public. Contact the BC Art Department at 276-326-4558.

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.

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, 4th floor. For more information call 304-431-5078 or 304-431-5073.

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 2:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church located at 1901 Virginia Avenue, Bluefield, VA. For more information call 1-276-322-5715.

PCH sponsoring MS Support Group

A Multiple Sclerosis Support Group will meet on December 27. For times and locations, please contact Doug Mullins at 304-753-9126.

Smoking Cessation Class

Smoking cessation classes are offered by the Princeton Community Hospital Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department located in the hospital’s Parkview Center, 4th floor. For more information call 304-431-5078 or 304-431-5073.

 Pipestem Park ringing in the New Year with festivities

Ring in 2017 at Pipestem State Park on the evening of Dec. 31. The celebration begins with a seafood buffet in the Bluestone Dining Room from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. Party into the New Year from 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. in the Grand Hall of the Hudkins Conference Center. Party favors, dancing, hors d'oeuvres, prizes, cash bar and a champagne toast at midnight are included. Entertainment will be by The Party Boss with DJ Geoff Peck. Package prices begin at $216.50 per couple and include one night lodging at McKeever Lodge, New Year's eve seafood buffet dinner, the party with all the trimmings, and breakfast on January 1. Additional nights available at a discounted rate. Call 304-466-1800 for party and room reservations.

PCH to host diabetic education classes

A series of four diabetic education classes will be held on Jan. 9, 10, 17, & 18 from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Princeton Commuity Hospital CH Education Classrooms (1st floor, main building). To register for these FREE classes, call 304-487-7074.

PCH holding Diabetic Support Group meetings

A Diabetic Support Group meeting will be held at Princeton Community Hospital on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. beginning on Thursday, Jan. 19 in Education Classroom #3 (1st floor, main building). For more information, please contact instructor Constance Saunders, RN, at 304-487-7642. Registration is not required.