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*Violinist Nicole Paglialonga will present a night of virtuoso violin, Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:30pm in Bluefield College’s Harman Chapel.  The event is open and free to the public.  For more information, contact the BC Office of Public Relations by email at or by phone at 276-326-4212.

*Montcalm Bible in the Schools will host Sabika Bingo on Friday, March 6th at Montcalm Elementary School.  Doors open at 5pm, games start at 6pm.  $25 for first game pack, $5 each additional card.  Concessions will be sold, raffles will be drawn.  Come join the fun!  All proceeds benefit MES's Bible in the School Program.

*Open Heart Ministries of Bluefield, WV will serve All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes on Saturday, March 7th, to raise funds for its homeless haven program.  Serving will begin at 6am and continue until 3pm.  Dine-in patrons will be served at the West Virginian Manor, on the second floor, at 415 Federal Street in downtown Bluefield, WV.  Pancakes, all you can eat, are served with bacon and/or sausage, fruits and beverage for $7 per meal.  Take-out orders (5 pancakes) are also available...can be reserved or ordered at 304-323-2551.

*The Virginia Tappers Association District 1 will conduct a Fur Auction on Saturday, March 7th.  Doors open at 8am at the Wytheville Livestock Market in Wytheville, VA.  Cost is 3% commission, shipper available.  Contact Travis Bandy at 276-210-7105 for more info.

Thompson Valley Community Center will be hosting a Virginia Basic Hunter Education Course, Saturday March 7th from 9-5pm.  The class is FREE and sponsored by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. You are required to register online at ...for additional information contact Walter Christian, 276 988-6340. Plum Creek Quilters will be providing a Hot Dog lunch at the center.

Thompson Valley Community Center will be hosting an Open Music Jam & Pot Luck Dinner on Saturday, March 7th, starting at 6pm.  Anyone who would like to come sing, play, church groups or choirs are welcome and appreciated. This is a free event – open to the public, donations are accepted, but not mandatory. Please contact Kathleen Allison at 276 988-7266 or Tammy Allison 276 200-4179 for more information.

*The pre-entrance test for the McDowell County Career and Technology Center School of Practical Nursing  Class of 2015-2016, will be given on Wednesdays, March 11th, March 25th and April 15th at the Career and Technology Center.  Pre-registration for the exam is required.  There is an exam fee. The exam will start promptly at 11am.  Questions may be directed to 304-436-6180.

*The Coach Bill Mitchell Scholarship Spring Festival will be Saturday, March 28th at Nuckolls Hall at the Tazewell County Fairgrounds from 10am-4pm.  For more info please call 276-200-4179 or 276-979-6661.

*There will be a Bingo to benefit the Glenwood Bible in the Schools Program, Saturday, March 28th at the Mercer County 4-H camp.  Prizes will include Sabika, Thirty-One, Origami Owl and Scentsy. Doors will open at 4pm. Bingo starts at 5:00PM.  Admission will be $25.00, extra cards $5.00.  Concessions will also be available.  In accordance with WV State Law, no one under the age of 18 will be admitted.  For more information, contact Beth Thompson @ 304-887-6756 or

Thompson Valley Community Center will host monthly - Free Admission - Music Jam every 1st Saturday of each month until March 2015.  The Plum Creek Quilters will be selling food starting at 5:30pm, everyone welcome to attend.   Local musicians/choirs are encouraged to come and participate.  Contact Tammy Allison 276 200-4179 if anyone is interested.  EVERYONE WELCOME!

*The Princeton Community Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring the 2nd Annual Macey Whittaker SIDS Awareness 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, March 28th.  The event is to raise awareness of SIDS within the community as well as raise money to purchase sleep sacks, which are believed to help prevent SIDS, that will be given to parents to take home when their baby is born at PCH.  Cost to participate is $15 per person.  Interested participants will find the registration form at  For additional information, please contact Terri Dart at or 304-487-7507.

*Come join Thompson Valley Community Center in Tazewell, VA for a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 4th from 7:30am-11:30am!  All proceeds to the Thompson Valley Community Center Annual Homecoming Event.  For more info check out

*Bluefield College will host its annual Appalachian Festival, Saturday, April 11th from 10am-4pm.  Local artists, crafters, cooks, authors, and other vendors and are invited to take part in the Appalachian Festival.  For a vendor registration form, visit, email, or call 276-326-4203.

*Artist Sandra Bowden, one of the most inspiring Christian artists in America, will display her works at Bluefield College through April 11th.  Visual artist Sandra Bowden has been interpreting Scripture through mixed media for more than 40 years, and for the next three months she will present some of her interpretations at Bluefield College in an art exhibit titled “With Word and Song," in BC’s Art Gallery on the first floor of Lansdell Hall, 8am-6pm weekdays.  Weekend hours may be obtained by calling the Bluefield College Art Department at 276-326-4558.‚Äč

*The pre-entrance test for the McDowell County Career and Technology Center School of Practical Nursing  Class of 2015-2016, will be given on Wednesdays : February 11th, February 25th, March 11th, March 25th, and April 15, 2015 at the Career and Technology Center.  Pre-registration for the exam is required. There is an exam fee. The exam will start promptly at 11am. Questions may be directed to 436-6180.

*Women from Appalachia who haven’t had access to higher education or whose circumstances have left them in poverty or some other financial or personal predicament now have hope for a new beginning, thanks to the New Opportunity School for Women at Bluefield College.  Applications are being accepted now for the 2015 session, May 10th-30th.   For more information please call 304-887-7738 or email

*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. 

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