Community Calendar

*Women throughout the community will be challenged to live out their purpose and to live for the glory of God during an IF: Gathering, a women’s Christian conference, Saturday, February 6th at Bluefield College from 9am-3pm in Harman Chapel. Register online at or by email at

*Thompson Valley Community Center will be hosting Monthly Music Jam on Saturday, February 6th, music starting at 6pm – everyone welcome to attend and/or participate.  There will be a Hot Dog dinner starting at 5:30pm.  Everyone come fellowship and enjoy wonderful music.  This is a free event, donations are accepted not required.  Should you have questions, please contact Kathleen Allison 276 988-7266 or Tammy Allison, 276 200-4179.

*Mercer County for Bernie Sanders will host a Meet the Candidates and Democratic Debate Watch Party on Thursday, February 11th, at Sister's Coffeehouse in Princeton from 8pm-11pm.  State and local candidates for elected office will speak for 5 minutes each between 8pm and 9pm, with the debate televised from 9pm-11pm.  Sister's soups, sandwiches, snacks, and drink items will be available for purchase.

*Thompson Valley Community Center will be hosting a Concealed Weapon Class Saturday, February 13th from 10am-12pm.  David Mills will be the instructor.  Certificate of Completion are accepted in Virginia and West Virginia.  Cost of class is $50.  Registration online at or by calling Kathleen Allison at 276 988-7266 or Tammy Allison at 276 200-4179.

*Local women are invited to a wellness seminar at Bluefield College, Thursday, February 18th at 5pm in Shott Hall as part of the Healthy Woman series sponsored by Bluefield Regional Medical Center. Open and free to women. Register at or by calling 304-327-1651.

*Prospective college students are invited to Bluefield College’s Winter Open House, Saturday, February 20th, beginning at 9am and featuring campus tours, admissions and financial aid sessions, and an Academic and Student Organizations Fair.  For more information or to register, email or call 276-326-4231.

*Enroll for fall at Westminster Preschool Open House on Thursday, March 3rd from 6:30pm-8pm at 2005 Washington Street in Bluefield, WV.  For more information call 304 324-0987.

*Eh440 at the Chuck Mathena Center on Friday, March 18at 7pm. Tickets are $20.00 and are on sale now at or by calling 304 425-5128.
You can visit the Box Office at 2 Stafford Commons, Princeton, WV 24740 Mon-Fri 9-5pm.
Eh440, the Canadian acapella group, brings their sassy, fresh, urban acapella harmonies to the Chuck Mathena Center on Friday, March 18th at 7pm. Using just their voices, this Toronto-based group has wowed audiences across the US, Canada and Europe. Eh440 is a mix of five talented people
from five very different backgrounds and together they form an "unforgettable combination of crazy beatboxing, killer harmonies and fresh, urban, R&B influenced compositions." Do not miss the fabulous, fun and exciting vocal performance!

*A local human service organization is seeking nominees for an award recognizing exceptional kindness, an ability to be a role model, and a humility that causes accomplishments to be overlooked.
Open Heart Ministries in Bluefield is asking the community to nominate people for its Distinguished Community Service Award. The nomination deadline is March 24th.  Awards will be presented 6pm, May 21st at Bluefield College.  A nominee should be a person who demonstrates concern for the welfare of others and extraordinary kindness, a commitment to community service beyond expectations, a positive effect on others, and modesty that causes their contributions to be overlooked, Open Heart officials said.  Nominations can be dropped off to Open Heart Ministries, 415 Federal Street, Bluefield, WV 24701. Ticket information can be obtained at the same location. Nominations can also be emailed to  Marvalene Swayne-Simon of Bluefield, West Virginia was named recipient of the Distinguished Community Service Award of 2014-2015. For decades, Ms. Swayne-Simon had visited area nursing homes and physical rehabilitation centers, bringing assistance and cheer.

*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

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