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

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

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.

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!

JULY 16, 23, 30:  RICHLANDS MIDGET FOOTBALL LEAGUE WILL BE CONDUCTING REGISTRATION AND WEIGH INS ON JULY 16, 23 ,30, 10AM-2PM AT THE FARMERS MARKET NEXT TO THE RICHLANDS POLICE DEPARTMENT. REGISTRATION WILL BE FOR ALL DIVISIONS (SMURF 4-5-6-7 YR OLD) (PEE-WEE 8-9-10YR OLD) (MIDGET 11-12-13YR OLD) LEAGUE AGE IS DETERMINED BY PLAYERS AGE ON NOVEMBER 1ST.CAN NOT TURN 14 BEFORE NOVEMBER 1

JULY 21-23: THE 2016 BLUEFIELD SHRINE HORSE SHOW.  GIDDY UP! THE 48TH ANNUAL BLUEFIELD SHRINE HORSE SHOW IS JULY 21ST-23RD AT BLUEFIELD CITY PARK SHOW GROUNDS. THIS IS AN OPEN BREED HORSE SHOW. AMERICAN SADDLEBREDS, HACKNEY PONIES, RACKING HORSES, WESTERN PLEASURE HORSES, AND MINIATURE HORSES WILL ALL BE ALLOWED. RIDERS FROM ALL OVER THE EAST COAST WILL PARTICIPATE. FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL 304-320-9341.

JULY 23:  THE APPALACHIAN SOUTH FOLKLIFE CENTER ON ROCKY MOUNT RD. IN PIPESTEM IS PROUD TO PRESENT LARRY AND SANDRA GROCE  AND TODD BURGE IN CONCERT ON SATURDAY JULY 23RD AT 7PM.  AT THE FOLKLIFE CENTER’S BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATRE.  TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE IN ADVANCE AT OUR WEBSITE,WWW.FOLKLIFECENTER.ORG FOR $10.00 OR AT THE GATE FOR $15.00

JULY 28:  COME ON OUT TO SUPPORT THE UNIFIED GRAHAM CHARGERS! WE ARE A YOUTH FOOTBALL AND CHEER LEAGUE THAT PROVIDES FREE REGISTRATION TO YOUTH OF MERCER AND TAZEWELL COUNTY! WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON RAISING THE FUNDS TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT REQUIRED TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE HAS A GREAT AND SAFE SEASON! SO PLEASE COME OUT FOR SOME DELICIOUS CHIC-FIL-A FOR DINNER! A PERCENTAGE OF ALL SALES WILL BE GOING RIGHT BACK INTO YOUR COMMUNITY TO HELP KIDS GET TO PLAY FOOTBALL OR TO BE A CHEERLEADER!!WE WILL BE AT THE CHIC-FIL-A IN MERCER MALL ON THURSDAY JULY 28, 2016 FROM 5:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

AUG 5:  MERCER COUNTRY FAIR, THE COUNTIES ONLY COUNTRY FAIR HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYBODY. CHECK OUT THE FOOD AND BAKING CONTESTS, AGRICULTURAL CONTESTS, CARNIVAL RIDES, VENDORS, FOOD AND MORE! DON’T FORGET ABOUT THE RODEO AND CHILDRENS GAMES AND COMPETITIONS.  THE 2 DAY EVENT WILL BE HELD AT PIKEVIEW HIGH SCHOOL OFF I-77 EXIT 14.  ADMISSIONS IS $3-$8.  ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY AND EMS ARE FREE WITH IDENTIFICATION. FMI CALL 304-320-1821 OR VISIT WWW.FAIROFMERCERCOUNTY.COM

AUG 8,9,10:  A WEST VIRGINIA HUNTERS EDUCATION CLASS WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 8TH 9TH AND 10TH FROM 5PM TO 8:30PM NIGHTLY AT THE WEST VIRGINIA DIVISION OF HIGHWAYS DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS JUST OFF I-77, ON CORNBREAD RIDGE RD.  WALK INS ARE WELCOME, BUT TO PRE REGISTER CALL WVDNR AT 304-256-6945

AUG 25:  BUSINESS AFTER HOURS WILL BE HELD AT AMERICAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY.  THIS IS A JOINT EVENT WITH PRINCETON MERCER COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.  FROM 5:30-7:30, COST IS ONLY $5 AND A BUSINESS CARD.

AUG 27:  IT’S THE 2016 LEMONADE FESTIVAL.  AUG. 27 FROM 2PM TO 8PM.  WHEN THE WEATHER GETS HOT, THE CITY CELEBRATES WITH LEMONADE. THE FESTIVAL FOCUSES ON LEMONADE AND COMBINES THE SYMBOL OF SUMMER WITH MUSIC, FOOD, CHILDREN’S, ACTIVITIES AND GAMES. DEMONSTRATIONS, VENDORS AND MORE. VENDORS CAN SIGN UP BY CALLING (304) 589-0239. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISITWWW.BEAUTIFULBLUEFIELD.COM

 

 

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