Community Calendar

*There will be a cruise-in at Hardees on Stafford Drive in Princeton on Saturday, September 27th from 5pm-9pm to raise money for the Shaylah Poe Memorial Fund...the first 100 cars get a dash plaque, and there will be special drawings!

*Bluefield College will host its 23rd Annual Duremdes Christian Emphasis Week, Wednesday through Friday, September 24th-26th, featuring three morning sessions of praise, worship and discourse led by Tom Richter, pastor of New Hope Christian Church in Queens, New York, at 10am in BC's Harman Chapel.  For more info, email or call 276-326-4212.

*Bluefield College Theatre will present As It Is in Heaven, Thursday, September 25th through Saturday, September 27th at 7:30pm and Sunday, September 28th at 2pm in Harman Chapel.  Cost for the performances of the production that tells the story of the spiritual awakening among the Shakers communities of the late 1830s will be $10 for adults and $5 for non-BC students and senior citizens.​  For more information, call 276-326-4244 or email

*Sun Valley Ruritan Club will have a Country Breakfast on  Saturday, September 27th from 7:30am-10:30am,  at the club building at Lerona, Rt. 20,  six miles North of Athens.  Adults $ 7, children $ 4,  and child under age 8, free with an adult.

*Bluefield College will host its Seventh Annual Jason Elswick Memorial Scholarship 5K Challenge, Saturday, September 27th. Registration begins at 7:15 a.m. at the BC Dome with the race starting at 8am.  ​Cost is $25 with awards and t-shirts to participants. To pre-register, visit, call 276-266-1077, or email

*The Peel Chestnut Mountain Pumpkin Festival will be on Saturday, October 4th, in Laurel Meadows Park, Pocahontas, VA. The hours are 9am-3pm.  Cruise in car show 11am-2pm. Bounce house, wagon rides, face painting and lots more.  No food vendors please, all others are welcome.  This year’s event is sponsored by the Pocahontas Lions Club and American Legion Post 14 Pocahontas. For information call 276-945-2377.

*Saturday, October's the 20th Annual Southern WV Italian Festival at the Bluefield City Auditorium/Youth Center at 1780 Stadium Drive in Bluefield, WV.  Time: 10am-4pm.  The event will include professional entertainers, face painting, arts & crafts, Italian novelties, homemade baked goods, a delicious dinner and more.  For more information please call 304-589-3317.

*The 34th Annual Arts & Craft Fair will take place Friday-Sunday, October 10th-12th at the WV State Fair Event Center...hours are 9am-7pm on Friday & Saturday, 12pm-4pm on parking, lots of food and nearly 100 exhibitors!  For more info please call 304-392-6607.

*Attention Runners & Walkers!  Come join the Diva Fever 5K on Saturday, October 11th at 8:30am at Glenwood Park to benefit the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program.  All finishers will receive a rhinestone finisher medal.  For more info please call 304-431-5178.

*October 11th from 9am-4pm will be the first annual Coach Bill Mitchell Scholarship Annual Fall Craft Show.  Bill Mitchell was a local Coach and much loved teacher.  His wife and daughter set up the scholarship so that he could continue to help the children of our area just as he would have wanted.  The event is in doors in Nuckolls Hall at the Tazewell County Fair Grounds in Tazewell, VA.  If you need more info, please call 276-979-6661 or email Lisa Gentry at:

Zombie 5K Run at Bellepoint Park in Hinton, WV on Saturday, October 11th.  Registration begins at 6pm.  Event starts at 7pm.  Pre register by 10/5 for $20.  Day of event is $25 (T-shirt included). Walkers can register day of event for $10 (walkers will be zombies).  Prizes award for top 3 finishers and best dressed.  Lots of fun! Register online at or call 681-220-1549.

*Thompson Valley Community Center will be having a Neighborhood Watch Meeting on October 14th at 7pm.  The Tazewell County Sheriff’s Office will be our guest speaker bringing one of their K-9 dogs to give us a demonstration of how the dogs assist the officers.   The meeting will be held at the shelter for this month to allow room for the dogs to demonstrate their capabilities.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Contact Tammy Allison at 276-200-4179 or email with questions or concerns.

SAVE THE DATE - Thursday, October 23rd from 8am-4pm @ Tamarack in Beckley - The Disability Employment Awareness Committee is planning another great training event this year, and we hope to see you there!  For more information call 304-894-4343 or email

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