Briefly… 04-11-15

Annual Ramp Dinner rescheduled

Leivasy Peoples Place, Inc. Ramp Dinner has been rescheduled from Apr. 11 to Saturday, Apr. 18, due to the unavailability of ramps. Serving from 12 noon to 6 p.m. $12 adults, $6 children under 12. Fried ramps, fried potatoes, pinto beans, scrambled eggs, pickled eggs, ham, bacon, corn bread, corn pine, dessert and drink – including sassafrass tea!

Keep the Greenbrier River Clean

With recent flooding, lots of pollution has found its way into the Greenbrier River. Help make a difference this Saturday. Want to help keep the Greenbrier River clean? Come join Friends of the Lower Greenbrier River Saturday, Apr. 11 at 2 p.m., in Alderson. Meet at the mini-park. Email question to info@lowergreenbrierriver.org

Hammer-In ‘A Gathering of Blacksmiths’

Saturday, Apr. 11, at 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at The Mill. $5 entrance fee (no charge for children 12 years and under). Special guest: Mark Aspery from San Francisco. Call Clifton Forge School of the Arts at 540-862-7275. (http://www.cfsota.org)

GEHS Project Graduation

Greenbrier East Project Graduation is seeking support from individuals and businesses in Eastern Greenbrier County. Project Graduation provides a safe, fun, drug and alcohol free celebration for our graduates and is a long-standing tradition at Greenbrier East. Please send donations to: GEHS Project Graduation, P.O. Box 1429, Lewisburg, WV 24901 or One Spartan Lane, Lewisburg, WV 24901.

AHMH’s Upcoming schedule

Friday Jam Sessions at the American Heritage Music Hall (AHMH) at Island Park, 315 Monroe Avenue, Ronceverte, are scheduled for Apr. 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 – from 7 to 10/10:30 p.m. Doors open at 6, music starts at 7 p.m. Admission: Tuesdays $7 each; dance night $10 each. Apr. 25 dance will feature High Country. May 23 dance will feature Country Proud. Admission includes food, coffee and soft drinks brought in by the audience and donated to the music hall to share with everyone. (Note: AHMH DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY FOOD OR DRINKS). A family type atmosphere with no alcohol and no smoking, the Music Hall is handicap accessible, and a nonprofit organization, 501(c)3, located at Island Park, Ronceverte. For more information call 304-445-3220, 304-645-3982 or AHMH at 304-645-4667. (Leave a message). New website: www.americanheritagemusichall.org.

Hunter Education Class

sponsored by WV DNR police, will be held in Greenbrier County at the Clintonville Volunteer Fire Dept. on Apr. 13, 14 and 15 from 6-9:30 p.m. each evening. Must pre-register, attend all three evenings and bring last four numbers of Social Security number. Class limit is 30 students. Call Pat at 304-256-6945 to register.

Free fly tying event

The Southern West Virginia chapter of Trout Unlimited will hold a free fly tying event Tuesday, Apr. 14 at Shady Spring Public Library from 5-8 p.m. Questions, call 304-640-7625.

Business Before Hours

Enjoy a cup of coffee and locally baked treats on the morning of Thursday, Apr. 16 while networking with Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce affiliates. The Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly Business Before Hours from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at Greenbrier Technologies. The Greater Greenbrier Chamber of Commerce offers these and other events throughout the year. To RSVP, contact Amber McHale at director@greenbrierwvchamber.org or call 304-645-2818.

2015 Alleghany Highlands Triathlon

slated for Apr. 25 will include a 5K Run, a 3 Mile Paddle on the Cowpasture River and a 13 mile bike ride. Triathlon Registration form on our website. Race begins 9 a.m. at Sharon Community Center and ends at the AH YMCA. Kayak Raffle – $5 per ticket. Retail Value $499. This year’s event will again be presented as the third in a Triple Crown series with the Greenbrier River Race and the Lexington Road and River Race for the fourth year. (www.cliftonforgemainsteet.org)

Derby Day

Save the date – Gateway Industries Derby Day Fundraiser, Saturday, May 2, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets available in advance from Gateway Industries, call 304-645-3165 and ask for Phyllis or Becky. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Habitat ‘how to’ clinics scheduled

Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity and longtime national partner Lowe’s are hosting “how-to” construction clinics for women volunteering during the eighth annual National Women Build Week. This year, the local National Women Build will be on Saturday, May 2. Local clinics will be held at Lowe’s of Lewisburg at 20 Gateway Boulevard on the following dates: “How to Safely Use Hand and Power Tools” – Apr. 11 at 9 a.m. and “How to Frame for Walls and Roofs” – Apr. 18 at 9 a.m. To sign up for the clinics, volunteers should contact Almost Heaven Habitat at 304-647-3342.

Spring Shopping Bash at Library

May 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Lewisburg Library basement, shop for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries – it’s all covered. More than 20 vendors including: Scentsy, Younique, Jamberry, Thirty-One, Advocare, Chloe and Isabel Jewelry, My Heart’s Delight and many more.

Williamsburg Thrift Store –

new hours, new prices

The Williamsburg Thrift Store, located in the old schoolhouse, will be open Fridays 5-7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. beginning Friday, Apr. 3. The Thrift Shop has four rooms of items plus a large hallway. Items available are men’s suits, pants, coats, shirts, ladies pants and dresses, jeans, children’s clothes, household items, books, shoes, toys, and much more. Most items are priced at $1. A $1 bag sale (grocery store size bag) will be held on the third weekend of each month. Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church sponsors the all volunteer Thrift Shop. Funds collected are used to help the community.

Narconon

would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. Call 800-431-1754 or DrugAbuseSolution.com.

AA meetings

are held at St. James Episcopal Church, 218 S. Court, Lewisburg at 7 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 12 noon.

NarAnon meetings

are held Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. at St. James Episcopal Church, 218 South Court Street, Lewisburg. NarAnon is a 12-step support group for persons effected by someone else’s addiction. Contact Susan at 304-646-6506 for questions.

Weekly Al-Anon meeting

is held every Thursday, 7-8 p.m. at Lewisburg united Methodist Church. Enter at back door (Lee Street entrance). Al-Anon is a 12-step organization for family and friends of people with alcohol problems. For information call Sue at 304-646-6506 or Dee at 304-667-1766.

Bluefield Princeton area Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Support Group

meets once a month, usually around the last Tuesday. The group is open to all who have MS and also family and friends. Medical students and such are welcome. There is no charge or fees to join. We’re into our 28th year as a group. Please come, you’ll find us a caring and encouraging group. For more information call Doug Mullins, group leader, at 304-753-9126.

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