Grade School Dance – Friday February 21st
The St. Albans Parks and Recreation will be hosting a Grade School Dance for 4th and 5th graders from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at St. Albans MUC. Admission is free plus there will be music, pizza, raffles, and plenty of FUN!!!!
FREE Community Dunner – Friday February 21st
The First United Methodist Church in South Charleston will be hosting a FREE community dinner from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. On the menu will be pancakes, waffles, sausage, juice, milk, coffee, and a variety of toppings for the pancakes and waffles. Donations a re welcome, but not required. For more details call (304)744-3211.
12th Annual Winter Blues Farmers Market – Saturday February 22nd
The winter blues got you down??? Here is the perfect cure the largest farmers market of the year in West Virginia. The West Virginia Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the WVU Extension Small Farm Center is excited to once again bring the Winter Blue Farmers Market to the Charleston Coliseum from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. This premier event gives all of us the opportunity to showcase the bounty of West Virginia. The WV Department of Agriculture is proud of this event and wants to economically demonstrate that small farmers mean big business.
Mardi Gras Luncheon – Saturday February 22nd
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in St. Albans will be hosting a Mardi Gras luncheon from 11:00am -2:00pm. The annual event will feature a traditional New Orleans style Dixieland Band, baked goods, jewelry, photo booth, and other goodies for sale. The cost is $10.00 per meal and children under 5 eat for free with a paying adult.
West Virginia Maple Days – Saturday February 22nd
Hill N’ Hollow Farm and Sugar Works will be hosting West Virginia Maple Days from 9:00am – 4:00pm. Come out to the farm and see how maple sap is collected and processed to turn into sweet maple syrup. They will also have syrup tasting and other maple treats for you to try!!!
Cornhole Tournament – Saturday February 22nd
Greene Center(10494 Charleston Rd., Kenna) will be hosting a cornhole tournament from 1:00pm – 5:00pm. You must bring your own team, and registration is $20.00 per team. Doors open at Noon. Winner gets ½ of the buy in fees!! There will be a 50/50 Drawing!!! For more details send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bird Hike – Saturday February 22nd
Come join Dave Dendler from 10:00am – 2:00pm for a Bird Hike in Kanawha Sate Forest. Hikers will meet at the former pool parking lot (future office parking lot/former CCC Camp Kanawha). From there, you will drive over to park on Range Road, maybe carpooling if there are many cars. The hike will be 3.5-4 miles mostly along Middle Ridge Road with a short spur out to Teaberry Trail to visit the overlook. This is a slow, birding hike as many of you may know, and will take a minimum of 4 hours. However, please feel free to head back to vehicles whenever you need to leave. Middle Ridge Road is easy to follow. For those who would like to stay for the whole hike, you will head back to your vehicles via Lindy Trail, making a wide loop. Don’ forget they may alter the route somewhat depending on the weather. Please bring water, snacks, sturdy shoes, walking sticks, and binoculars if you have them. Lindy can be a steep and wet decent, so walking sticks are recommended. If the trail is too muddy, you will head back on Middle Ridge.
South Charleston Public Library Movies and Munchies – Monday February 24th
Come and join your library friends for movies and munchies at the South Charleston Library starting at 3:30pm. The movie this week will be “Abominable” about a teen and her friends that must outwit some evil villains in order to take a lost Yeti home, in this animated family comedy. This FREE event will include refreshments during the movie.
Luncheon Benefit for Peter Triplett – Wednesday February 26th
The Clay Lions Club is doing a luncheon benefit from 10:00am – 2:00pm at the Clay Lions Building located on Main Street in Clay for a local business owner Peter Triplett that collapsed February 3, 2020 and has been in CAMC since. Peter Triplett has had to have surgery to have a rod put in his back, and he remains paralyzed from the chest down. He also has to have a breathing tube and a feeding tube in place since the accident. He is aware of his situation but unable to speak due to all the tubes hooked up. Peter was signed up to run for county commission this year. He is a previous commissioner. He was the treasurer of the Clay Lions Club. On the menu will be two ho dogs, a side, dessert, and a drink for $8.00. All proceeds go to help him with medical or business related expenses.
Summer Lunch Program Sponsors – Now
The West Virginia Department of Education is looking organizations across the state to help provide meals and supervised activities during the summer months. These program are vital to make sure children in our communities eat during the summer months. If you or your organization are interested inn becoming a 2020 summer sponsor contact the Office of Child Nutrition at (304)558-3396. The full list of Summer Lunch Program sites will be announced in June.