WHAT’S GOING ON

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IT’S RIGHT HERE IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD.  WHILE IT MAY BE HARD TO BELIEVE, MANY CHILDREN IN OUR AREA NEED YOUR HELP.  JOIN YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS BY GIVING CHILDREN IN BLUEFIELD THE HELP THEY NEED BY SUPPORTING THE WADE CENTER.  START TODAY WITH THE LEVEL OF INVOLVEMENT THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU.  GET INVOLVED.  GO TO WADECENTER.ORG AND DONATE TODAY.

COMEDY ZONE NIGHT WILL BE HELD THE THIRD FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT PIPESTEM SPA AND EVENT CENTER.  PERFORMANCES BEGIN AT 7PM.  HEADLINERS HAVE APPEARED ON HBO, SHOWTIME, AND MORE.  CASH BAR IS AVAILABLE.  ADMISSION IS $15-20 PER PERSON.  FMI CALL 304-466-1767 OR VISIT THEM ONLINE AT PIPESTEMSPA.COM

HAPPY PLACE NITE AT THE BLUEFIELD YARN COMPANY  IS ON THURSDAYS FROM 7:00-9:00 P.M. FIND YOUR HAPPY PLACE AT BLUEFIELD YARN COMPANY. BRING YOUR KNIT OR CROCHET PROJECTS AND ENJOY THE COMPANY OF FELLOW YARN ENTHUSIASTS AS YOU WORK ON YOUR LATEST TREASURE.  304-800-4229, WWW.BLUEFIELDYARNCOMPANY.COM

LUNCH BUNCH KNITTING AND CROCHET GROUP MEETS WEDNESDAYS  FROM 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. AT THE BLUEFIELD YARN COMPANY. BROWN BAG IT WITH BYC.FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 304.800.4229, WWW.BLUEFIELDYARNCOMPANY.COM

COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH LOCATED AT 1859 COUNTRY GIRL ROAD IN BLUEFIELD, HAS OPENED A FOOD PANTRY, AND A CLOTHES CLOSET.  THEY WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC FOR FREE CLOTHING, SHOES, COATS AND FOOD ITEMS.  EVERYONE IS WELCOME!  OPEN EVERY SATURDAY MORNING FROM 10AM UNTIL NOON.  FMI 304-325-3509

POETRY NIGHT WILL TAKE PLACE EVERY 3RD FRIDAY OF THE MONTH AT THE LOCAL MO’JOES IN PRINCETON. SHARE YOUR WRITING OR SIT AND ENJOY A CUP OF . TIME: 4 P.M.- 6 P.M. 681-282-5532

TAZEWELL COUNTY IN COOPERATION WITH THE TOWN OF RICHLANDS WOULD LIKE TO REINTRODUCE THE RICHLANDS FARMERS MARKET. OPEN SEASON FOR THE MARKET WILL BEGIN APRIL 2, 2016, FROM 8AM-1PM. MARKET SEASON WILL RUN FROM THE FIRST SATURDAY IN APRIL TO THE LAST SATURDAY IN OCTOBER. OUR MARKET WILL BE HELD EVERY TUESDAY FROM 3-6PM AND EVERY SATURDAY 8AM -1PM. THIS MARKET IS FOR ALL FARMERS OF PRODUCE, LIVESTOCK, AND FRESH FLOWERS, AS WELL AS ARTISANS WITH THEIR HANDMADE ITEMS, BAKED GOODS OR CRAFTS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SETTING UP AT MARKET PLEASE CONTACT LEAD AT:WINTERHONEYFESTIVAL@YAHOO.COM

MURDER AT MIDNIGHT - EXPLORE! IS NOW OFFERING A CRIME-BUSTING FORENSIC SCIENCE MYSTERY SERIES FEATURING THE BAD-TO-THE-BONE CREAM PUFF BANDITS. MURDER AT MIDNIGHT IS A SCIENCE CHIC PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS. WITH HANDS-ON INVESTIGATIONS AND EXPERIMENTS, THIS ADVENTURE IN SCIENCE CREATES A REAL-WORLD SCENARIO IMMERSING PARTICIPANTS IN THE ROLES OF FORENSIC SCIENTISTS AND POLICE DETECTIVES. AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE SERIES, THE PARTICIPANTS EMPLOY THEIR NEW SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE TO SOLVE A MOCK-MURDER. THEY WILL COLLECT EVIDENCE, TEST UNKNOWN BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS, CONDUCT SOIL ANALYSES, RAISE EVIDENCE FROM THE BOTTOM OF A RIVER, UTILIZE CHROMATOGRAPHY, AND ASSESS PRINT EVIDENCE. BUT THAT WON’T BE ENOUGH TO SOLVE THIS CRIME; CREATIVITY AND CRITICAL THINKING ARE VITAL TO SOLVING THE MURDER AT MIDNIGHT!  

EACH SESSION IS LIMITED TO 20 GIRLS, SO DON’T WAIT TO REGISTER!* FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION FORMS, VISITWWW.EXPLOREADVENTURE.ORG OR CALL HOLLY FLANIGAN AT 304.320.4252.*A CO-ED SESSION WILL BE HELD IN JULY.

FREE YOGA SUNDAYS WITH KATHY!!  EVERY SUNDAY IN APRIL AT 2PM, THE PRINCETON HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTER WILL BE HAVING A FREE YOGA CLASS FOR MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS ALIKE.  PLEASE JOIN US!! FMI CALL THE PRINCETON HEALTH AND FITNESS CENTER AT 304-487-7876 OR ONLINE AT PRINCETONHEALTHANDFITNESS.COM

CALL FOR ARTISTS: THE BALDWIN HOUSE 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION YARD ART COMPETITION AND AUCTION. A YARD ART SCULPTURE CONTEST AND AUCTION WILL TAKE PLACE IN AUGUST AT THE BALDWIN HOUSE OF BLUEFIELD, WV 100TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. JOHN VELKE, THE OWNER OF THE BALDWIN HOUSE IS INVITING THE ARTISTS OF THE COMMUNITY TO CREATE ORIGINAL, ONE-OF-A-KIND WORKS OF ART, WITH PRIZES RANGING FROM $300 TO $800. FOR RULES AND ENTRY INFORMATION, CONTACT JOHN AT 205-540-4754 OR STOP BY THE GALLERY AT 900 MERCER STREET IN DOWNTOWN PRINCETON TO PICK UP A COPY OF THE PRESS RELEASE. START PLANNING YOUR YARD ART SCULPTURE AND ENTER THE COMPETITION, IT’S GOING TO BE AN AMAZING CELEBRATION!

APRIL 29-30:   37TH ANNUAL BETTER LIVING SHOW: “SPIRIT OF SPRING” SPONSORED BY THE GREATER BLUEFIELD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. APRIL 29, 10:00 A.M. TO 8:00 P.M. AND SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 10:00 A.M. TO 6:00 P.M. AT THE BRUSHFORK ARMORY. THE 2016 THEME IS “SPIRIT OF SPRING” AND MORE THAN 5,000 ARE EXPECTED TO ATTEND. THE TWO-DAY EVENT WILL INCLUDE APPROXIMATELY 100 BOOTHS OF ALL VARIETIES, INCLUDING HOME AND GARDEN PRODUCTS, ARTS AND CRAFTS, LEGO COMPETITION, MEDICAL AND EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, TECHNOLOGICAL PRODUCTS, SEMINARS AND MUCH MORE. 304-327-7184, WWW.BLUEFIELDCHAMBER.COM.

APR. 30:  FREE MENS SCREENING FOR PROSTATE AND COLON CANCER.  THE SCREENING INCLUDES A DIGITAL RECTAL EXAM, PSA BLOOD TEST, IMMUNOLOGICAL FECAL OCCULT BLOOD TEST, AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL TO TAKE HOME.  TO REGISTER, PLEASE CALL 304-431-5250.  SCREENING WILL BE HELD FROM 8AM TO 11AM IN THE PARKVIEW CENTER DAY SURGERY UNIT.

APR. 30:  SPANISHBURG RURITAN CLUB PANCAKE BREAKFAST FROM 8AM TO 10AM LOCATED IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM IN THE BACK OF THE BLUESTONE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT BUILDING.  ADULTS $7 CHILDREN UNDER 12 $4.  ALL PROFITS USED FOR A COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP AND COMMUNITY PROJECTS.  FMI CALL 304-887-1183

MAY 3:  THINKING ABOUT A SERVICE DOG?  GET ALL THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP IN GETTING A DOG FOR YOU OR A LOVED ONE.  UNDERSTAND YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND LEARN HOW TO AVOID THE SCAM SITES FOR ACCESS LETTERS, VESTS AND ID’S.  ALL YOUR QUESTIONS WILL BE ANSWERED ABOUT OBTAINING, TRAINING AND WORKING WITH A SERVICE DOG.  TICKETS ARE $25 AND MUST BE PURCHASED BEFORE APR. 30, 2016.  10AM TO 11AM AT THE PRINCETON PUBLIC LIBRARY

MAY 5:   PRINCETON-MERCER COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 27TH ANNUAL SHRIMP FEAST.  IF YOU LOVE SHRIMP LIKE BUBBA LOVES SHRIMP, THEN THIS IS THE EVENT YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS. ALL YOU CAN EAT BOILED SHRIMP WHILE IT LASTS!  THERE WILL BE LIVE AND SILENT AUCTIONS TOO.  SHRIMP FEAST WILL BE HELD AT THE BRUSHFORK ARMORY THURSDAY MAY 5. DOORS OPEN AT 6 P.M.TICKETS ARE $25 AND CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE CHAMBER OFFICE.

MAY 8:  THE BLUEFIELD INN MOTHERS DAY BRUNCH!  LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT WAY TO SPOIL MOM ON MOTHER’S DAY? BRUNCH WILL BE SERVED ON MAY 8TH FROM 12-4 P.M. AND THE MENU WILL INCLUDE A SELECTION OF HOMEMADE MUFFINS, SCONES AND HOMEMADE BREAD. AS A MAIN COURSE CHOOSE FROM EGGS BENEDICT OR SHRIMP AND GRITS. OF COURSE, PANCAKES WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE KIDDOS. DESERT WILL INCLUDE A RUSTIC BERRY TART OR GREEK YOGURT CHEESECAKE. COST IS $35 FOR ADULTS, $15 FOR KIDS AGES 5-10 AND UNDER 5 IS FREE.

MAY 8:  THE MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET AND CHUCK MATHENA CENTER PRESENT THE SLEEPING BEAUTY ON SUNDAY, MAY 8 AT 3PM. A FULL LENGTH BALLET IN TWO ACTS. DO NOT MISS WHAT IS CONSIDERED TO BE THE FINEST ACHIEVEMENT IN RUSSIAN CLASSICAL BALLET. THE SLEEPING BEAUTY IS A WONDERFUL MOTHER’S DAY TREAT, AND WILL BE A COMMENDABLE FINALE TO THE 2015-2016 SEASON AT CHUCK MATHENA CENTER.  TICKETS ARE $35 ADULTS/$32 STUDENTS.  ON SALE NOW AT 304 425-5128 OR ONLINE AT WWW.CHUCKMATHEANCENTER.ORG.

MAY 20:   THE RIFF RAFF ARTS COLLECTIVE PRESENTS: YAIMA LIVE IN THE ROOM UPSTAIRS.  FRIDAY MAY 20TH AT 8 P.M.  JOIN US FOR AN EVENING OF MAGICAL MUSICAL EXPLORATION AND EXPERIENCE IN THE BEAUTIFUL ROOM UPSTAIRS WITH YAIMA, NOW BASED IN SEATTLE AND FEATURING DAUGHTER OF THESE SOUTHERN APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS, PEPPER PROUD. TICKETS ARE $15. COMPLIMENTARY COFFEE AND COOKIES WILL BE SERVED

MAY 21:  PRINCETON’S COOL CRUISIN NIGHTS ARE BACK!! COME OUT TO KICK OFF THE COOL CRUISIN’ SEASON MAY 21 FROM 5-10 PM ON MERCER ST. IN PRINCETON.  WHETHER YOU ARE INTO HOT RODS, MUSCLE CARS, GREAT BIG LIFTED PICK UP TRUCKS, OR CLASSIC CARS, YOU WILL SEE IT ALL CRUISIN’ THE STRIP IN DOWNTOWN PRINCETON.  BRING THE FAMILY FOR A FUN FILLED EVENING!

 

COLLEGE NEWS

 

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