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*Bluefield College Youth Theatre will present the Disney musical The Little Mermaid, Jr., Thursday, May 21st through Saturday, May 23rd at 7:30pm and Sunday, May 24th at 2pm in Harman Chapel.  $10 for adults and $5 for non-BC students and senior citizens.‚Äč  For more information, call 304-952-5368.

*Thompson Valley Community Center will be having a Basket Weaving Class on May 23rd from 9am-3pm.  Barbara Herald Sadler will be the instructor.  The cost will be $45 to cover materials needed for the class.  To register contact Barbara Sadler 304 320-1626 or email to reserve your place in the class.

*Join the students and staff of Southside in War, WV for their 2nd Second Annual Poker Run on Sunday, May 31st.  In an effort to help fund an educational field trip to our nation’s capital, 100% of your entry fee will go towards our 70 students who will be making their first journey to Washington, D.C.  We will meet and register at 10am before we kick off the ride.  The poker run will start and finish at Southside K-8 in War, WV.  After the miles of fun, we will return to the school where your $15 entry fee will land you a delicious meal.  There will be prizes for best and worst hands, door prizes, 50/50 drawing, a cornhole tournament and more!  You can preregister with any student in grade 6-8 who is attending the trip, or you may register the day of the ride.  For more information, please contact Justin Underwood, Jeannie Dillon Starcher or Michelle Boyd at 304-875-2283, or email us at

*Local non-profit, The Corbin Story Fund is hosting a Walking Challenge to raise awareness of the importance of newborn health.  If you would like to get fit and support a great cause at the same time, please visit: for more info on how to join.  Registration is only $10.  The event lasts all month long and a prize is awarded to the person who completes the most miles.  Contests throughout the month.  You are encouraged to start a team and walk in honor of a loved one or a cause important to you. Participation is not mandatory to donate.  Donations can be sent to:

*Family Yard Sale from June 1st thru June 4th starting at 8:30am at 804 Grace Street, Pounding Mill, VA in the Green Acres Estates Subdivision.  Great items priced to go fast!

*The annual Bramwell Spring tour will be held Saturday, June 6th from 2pm-5pm and costs $15 per person.  You may purchase your tickets (no advance sales) beginning at 1:30pm at the Bramwell Presbyterian Church located in the center of town (easy to find).  There will be several historic homes open for you to view as well as shopping, lunch, and a hospitality room at the Historic Depot replica.  Bramwell, “The Gem of the Coalfields,” is filled with history!  Home of the Coal Barons, come and hear the history behind each home you visit, plus listen to the rich history of the town presented by famed local historian, Betty Goins, prior to your tour.  Come spend the day in historic, friendly Bramwell, WV.

*On June 20th, West Virginia celebrates the anniversary of the creation of West Virginia as the 35th state. Jump Start, a volunteer group bringing new life to downtown Princeton, is sponsoring the celebration of West Virginia Day in the Dick Copeland Town Square from 2pm-8pm.  Music will be provided by Valley Bluegrass and Barry Bowman.  Re-enactors, Phoebe Belcher Clay, the first settler of West Virginia, Arthur Boreman, the first governor of West Virginia and a coal miner giving the history of the life of a West Virginia coal miner will be speaking.  The WVU Mountaineer Mascot will be in attendance. Food will be available by Nona’s Italian Kitchen and the Mercer County Historical Society with free cupcakes at Almost Heaven Bakery. A book signing will be held at Dayfly bookstore. Come join in the fun and celebrate West Virginia. Games and prizes for children. Vendors welcome, call 304-425-6189 for more info.

*Come enjoy the Summer Fun Expo and help send shoeboxes to soldiers, one troop at a time!  The Summer Fun Expo will take place on Saturday, June 27th from 9am-5pm in the West Virginia Building at the West Virginia State Fair Grounds in general admission to the public!  Enjoy vendors, a kids corner, raffles, prizes, BBQ and much more!  For more info, email

*Bluefield College will host a summer photo exhibit, through August 21st, featuring the photography of Brian Charles and his “Impaired Perceptions", BC’s Art Gallery, first floor, Lansdell Hall, 8am-6pm, weekdays.  Call 276-326-4558 for weekend hours.  Open and free to the public.

*Broaden your family's horizons without even leaving home!  Virginia 4-H is now taking host family applications for hosting teenagers from abroad for the summer, as well as for the 2015-16 high school year.  These students come from various countries, including Costa Rica, Norway, Japan, South Korea, the Ukraine, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kazachstan.  If you would like to host or desire more information, you may contact Dottie Nelson at 276-617-1065.

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