WHAT’S GOING ON

RIFFRAFF GALLERY CO-OP IN PRINCETON, WV: MON-FRI. 10 A.M. – 8 P.M. SAT. 12 NOON – 5P.M. THE RIFFRAFF WILL HOLD OPEN STAGE NIGHT EVERYMONDAY NIGHT IN THE ROOM UPSTAIRS. INFO:HTTP://WWW.THERIFFRAFF.NET

EVENTS AT THE MOUNTAIN MAN COUNTRY MUSIC HALL-HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THE CITY HALL IN MATOAKA, WV. OPEN MIC NIGHT EVERY FRIDAY AND HOUSE BAND PERFORMANCES EVERY SATURDAY. EVERYONE WELCOME! ADMISSION: $5, UNDER 12; FREE. TIME: 7 P.M. - 10 P.M. FOR MORE INFORMATION: (304) 425-1148 OR (304) 894-7723.

THE WV DHHR IS CURRENTLY IN NEED OF ADULT FAMILY CARE HOMES THAT CAN PROVIDE A LOVING, CARING ENVIRONMENT FOR AGED AND DISABLED ADULTS.  FMI PLEASE CONTACT KAREN FARMER IN MERCER COUNTY AT 304-425-8738 OR KELLY MORRIS IN BRAXTON COUNTY AT 304-765-7344

NOW-SEP 30:  THE HISTORIC RIDGE RUNNER RAILROAD IS NOW OPEN FOR THE SEASON AT BLUEFIELD CITY PARK.  EVERY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY NOON – 6PM.  COST IS $1.50.  FMI CALL 304-327-2449

APRIL 24:  THE 36TH ANNUAL BETTER LIVING SHOW, SPONSORED BY THE GREATER BLUEFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, WILL BE HELD FRIDAY APRIL 24TH FROM 10AM-8PM AND SATURDAY APRIL 25TH FROM 10AM-6PM AT THE BRUSHFORK ARMORY.  THE 2015 THEME IS “BLUETASTIC”.  THE TWO DAY EVENT WILL INCLLUDE APPROXIMATELY 100 BOOTHS OF ALL VARIETIES, INCLUDING HOME AND GARDEN PRODUCTS, ARTS AND CRAFTS, MEDICAL AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, TECHNOLOGICAL PRODUCTS, SEMINARS AND MUCH MORE.  FMI CALL 304-327-7184 OR EMAIL INFO@BLUEFIELDCHAMBER.COM

APRIL 24-26NEW RIVER GORGE WILDFLOWER WEEKEND - A VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES ARE PLANNED BY THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE DURING THE 12TH ANNUAL NEW RIVER GORGE WILDFLOWER WEEKEND. PIPESTEM RESORT STATE PARK WILL ASSIST WITH SPECIAL HIKES. 304-466-1800, 304-466-0417

APRIL 25:  EARTH DAY 2015.  A BEAUTIFUL DAY OF ACTIVITIES, MUSIC AND ARTS AT THE APPALACHIAN SOUTH FOLKLIFE CENTER IN PIPESTEM, HONORING MOTHER EARTH. TIME: 11 A.M.-11 P.M.  FOR MORE INFO CONTACT 304-425-6425

APRIL 25:  SPANISHBURG RURITAN CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST FROM 8AM-10AM IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM IN THE BACK OF THE BLUESTONE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT BUILDING.  ADULTS $7, CHILDREN (UNDER 12) $4.  PROFITS USED FOR A COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS.

APRIL 27:  MARKETING ON A SHOE STRING.  A SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING WORKSHOP.  LEARN HOW TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS BY MARKETING ONLINE USING FREE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS.  COME AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS FREE OPPORTUNITY.  HOSTED BY THE WVY EXTENSION SERVICE OF MERCER COUNTY, CONCORD UNIVERSITY AND THE 3RD DISTRICT ACCELERATOR PROGRAM.  THE WORKSHOP WILL BE HELD FROM 6-8PM AT THE MONROE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

APRIL27-MAY23:  APPLEBEE’S OF PRINCETON CARSIDE TO GO.  SECOND CHANCE FOR CATS WILL EARN 15% OF ALL CARSIDE TO GO ORDERS DRUING THIS TIME PERIOD.  SUCH AN EASY WAY FOR YOU TO CONTRIBUTE! FMI CONTACT DARLENE LITTLE AT 304-324-0806 OR ELIZABETH MACDONALD AT 304-320-9747

APRIL 30:  MUD PIG DAY AT BLUEFIELD COLLEGE.  FEATURING A MUD SLIDE, MUD PIT, OBSTACLE COURSE RACE, ROCK WALL, INFLATABLE VOLLEYBALL, CORN HOLE, AND LIP SYNC BATTLES.  THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

MAY 2:   HORSEMAN’S ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA’S 2015 FUN SPRING OPEN HORSE SHOW AT THE NEW RIVER VALLEY FAIRGROUNDS IN DUBLIN VIRGINIA.  FEATURING GAMES AT 10AM, A HORSE SHOW AT 1PM, ENGLISH, WESTERN, RACKING CLASSES WITH MONEY PAYOUTS, 3 TROPHIES TO BE AWARDED.  ALL CHILDREN 17 YRS AND UNDER ARE FREE.  FMI CONTACT JOHN ALLAN KESSINGER AT 540-674-1548 OR VISIT WWW.HORSEMANASSOCIATIONOFSOUTHWESTVA.COM

MAY 2:   BELK CHARITY DAYS.  PURCHASE YOUR BELK CHARITY DAYS TICKET FROM ANY SECOND CHANCE FOR CATS VOLUNTEER AND RECEIVE YOUR $5 BACK ON YOUR FIRST PURCHASE AT BELK STORES FROM 6-10AM.  THIS PROGRAM ALLOWS SECOND CHANCE TO RETAIN THE PROCEEEDS DURING BELK CHARITY DAYS.

MAY 8:  HYPED GOLF TOURNAMENT AT FINCASTLE ON THE MOUNTAIN TEE TIME IS 9:30AM.  CAPTAIN’S CHOICE, SHOTGUN START.  JOIN CHOSEN ROAD AND HYPE FOR AN EXCITING DAY OF GOLF WITH A GREATER PURPOSE.  AWARDS FOR 1ST PLACE, 2ND PLACE, LONGEST DRIVE, CLOSEST TO THE PIN AND HOLE IN ONE SHOOTOUT. GOLFING FOR A GREATER CAUSE WITH HYPE AND CHOSEN ROAD.

MAY 19:   THE 2015 MISS COLE CHEVY MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL PAGEANT.  IF YOU ARE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 15 AND 21 AND WOULD BE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING AND WOULD LIKE MORE INFORMATION OR AN APPLICATION, PLEASE CALL THE CHAMBER AT 304-327-7184 OR EMAL AT KAREN@BLUEFIELDCHAMBER.COM

SPRING IS HERE!!! THAT MEANS ITS TIME TO MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND CAMP HORSESHOE’S SPRING QUILT RETREAT NEAR ST. GEORGE IN TUCKER COUNTY, WV MAY 12-16.  IT WILL BE THE PERFECT PLACE TO SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR SEWING MACHINE AND QUILTING FRIENDS BOTH NEW AND OLD.  THE FELLOWSHIP AND FRIENDSHIPS FORMED WILL LAST A LIFETIME, AND YOU CAN TAKE HOME A FINISHED KEEPSAKE.  REG. DEADLINE IS APRIL 28.  FMI CONTACT MARY SMITH AT 304-478-2899

 

COLLEGE NEWS

HELP BLUEFIELD STATE COLLEGE OUT BY GOING AND VOTING FO THEM IN THE RETOOL YOUR SCHOOL PROMOTION.  YOU CAN VOTE AT WWW.BLUEFIELDSTATE.EDU THEN CLICK ON THE “VOTE NOW” OR GO DIRECTLY TO HTTP://RETOOLYOURSCHOOL.COM/VOTE-NOW/ AND CLICK ON THE BUTTON BELOW THE BSC LOGO

COLLEGE STUDENTS – HELP SHAPE TOMORROW! – THE HORSHOE LEADERSHIP CENTER IN PARSONS, WV IS LOOKING FOR COLLEGE-AGE STUDENTS WHO WANT TO USE THEIR SKILLS, ENERGY, AND PASSION FOR SHAPING A BETTER WORLD BY INFLUENCING TODAY’S TEENS AND CHILDREN.  HORSHOE SUMMER CAMP COUNSELORS MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF CAMPERS.  SUMMER POSITIONS PROVIDE A LIVING ALLOWANCE, AN AMERICORPS EDUCATION AWARD, MEALS AND LODGING.  FMI CONTACT SHARON CASSIDY AT 304-478-2481 OR EMAIL SHARON@YLA-YOUTHLEADERSHIP.ORG