Community Calendar

*Bluefield College's 38th Annual Mud Pig Day, Thursday, April 28th, featuring a water slide, mud pit, color spray, inflatable games, a cookout, and more outdoor fun.  For more information, visit, email, or call 276-326-4212.

*Sun Valley Ruritan Club will have an Old Fashion Pie Supper, Saturday, April 30th, from 4pm-7pm, at the club building, Lerona, Rt. 20, six miles North of Athens.  FREE Admission, LIVE Music, Pie Auction, and Cake Walks.  BBQ and other concession Foods for sale.

*Join Ramey Auto Group for the 'Operation Kidsafe Safety Event' in Princeton beginning April 25th, running through April 30th!  Operation Kidsafe is Free and private for families.  Parents take home the only record of the visit….(a Bio Document) that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency.  Safety tips to start a family safety action plan are also included.  For more info, call 888-794-4317.

*The Young Irelanders will bring a show of traditional Irish music, song and dance to Bluefield, Wednesday, April 27th at 7:30pm at Bluefield High School. Co-sponsored by Blue Mountain Performing Arts Series, Bluefield College and WVVA-TV, the concert is free to Blue Mountain season ticket holders and members of the Bluefield College family. Individual tickets for non-BC and non-Blue Mountain members are $15 for adults and $10 for students.  For more information, visit, call 304-324-3234, or e-mail

*Open Heart Ministries of Bluefield, WV will serve large, zesty taco salads as a fundraiser Thursday, April 28th, from 11am-3:30pm at its West Virginian Manor location, 415 Federal Street, downtown Bluefield, WV. Proceeds are dedicated to Open Heart Ministries’ homeless havens. The taco salads are accompanied by a dessert and a soda. An $8 donation is requested. Orders can be made at 304-323-2551. Local delivery is available.

*There will be a 1 hour seminar on May 3rd from 10am-11am at the Princeton Public Library for anyone interested in knowing more about getting and training a service dog. This could be especially helpful for our vets or others who have suffered physical or emotional trauma. The event info is here:

*Open Heart Ministries of Bluefield, WV will serve spaghetti dinners Friday, May 6th, from 11am-3:30pm at its West Virginian Manor location, 415 Federal Street, downtown Bluefield, WV. Proceeds are dedicated to Open Heart Ministries’ homeless havens. Dinners include spaghetti and meat sauce, side salad, garlic bread, dessert and cold drink. A $7 donation is requested. Orders can be made at 304-323-2551. Local delivery is available.

*Bluefield Area Little League will be hosting a Bingo Bash on Saturday, May 7th, with doors opening at 5pm and Bingo starting at 6pm at the Bluefield Parks and Recreation Center.  The event has lots of prizes, raffles, concessions and FUN!  Admission will be $20.00 for 20 games and the Coverall, with extra cards available for $5.00 each.  Additional Coveralls will also be available for $5.00.  All proceeds will benefit Bluefield Area Little League.  For more information contact Susan Harmon at 304-952-3811 or Ivy Thomas at 304-320-6974.

*Recovery Point Four Seasons in Bluefield will be hosting its first major community fundraising event on May 12th. The fundraiser will be held at Cornerstone Family Church in Princeton, WV beginning at 6:30pm. The event will be a Spaghetti Dinner including spaghetti, garlic bread, dessert, salad and a drink. Tickets are $8 and space is limited. Funds raised will go toward the expansion of Recovery Point Four Seasons as we continue to serve men in their efforts facing drug and alcohol addiction. If anyone is interested in tickets or would like more information please call 304-323-1041 Ext 2.

*PikeView High School class of 2006 will hold their 10 year reunion on Friday, May 20th at the Mountaineer Bowling Lanes and a class picnic the day of Saturday, May 21st at Glenwood Park. For more details, email Jaimie Delp at

*Plum Creek Quilters are seeking and accepting vendor applications for the Annual Craft Bazaar, to be held this year on Saturday, August 27th, from 8am-3pm.  For info, please call Tammy Allison at 276-979-6536.  Purchase beautiful handmade gifts from local talented crafters. A gift to cherish for a lifetime.  Concession will be available.

*The 13th Annual Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival is September 8th-11th at the Appalachian South Folklife Center in Pipestem, WV. Come enjoy a weekend long immersion in the creative arts featuring 4 stages of music and dance performances, workshops, artisan vendors, healing arts, kids activities including a costume parade, camping and much more on a beautiful mountaintop in Southern West Virginia. Guests can camp onsite or lodge at nearby Pipestem State Park, just about a mile  from the festival site. For tickets and more information please call 304-320-8833 or visit

*The Mercer County Animal Shelter, in conjunction with the Mercer County Commission and the Mercer County Humane Society, are beginning efforts to renovate the shelter to incorporate a spay/neuter clinic.  The goal will be accomplished with fundraising events, grants, corporate and private donations.  The Mercer County Spay/Neuter Clinic will provide low cost spay/neuter for the residents of Mercer County upon completion.  An immediate goal of $10,000 will be matched by the Mercer County Humane Society to help make the dream a reality.  Contact us to find out how you can help contribute by assisting with fundraisers!  Donations can be made at the shelter or online at 

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