Briefly… 04-25-15

Williamsburg Thrift Shop

will be open Fridays 5-7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. weekly. The thrift shop is stocked full of clothes for both men and women and children as well as household items, books, toys and more. A $1 bag sale (plastic grocery bag) will be held the third weekend of each month. Directions to Williamsburg from I-64 exit 161: north on Route 12, East on Route 60, first left onto Sinking Creek Road, stay on the two-lane road about 9 miles to Williamsburg. Thrift Shop is located in Williamsburg Community School Building on your right. The Thrift Shop is sponsored by Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church for the benefit of the Community. Questions, phone 304-645-3690.

Show Me Hike at Greenbrier State Forest

51st Annual Show-Me Hike, Greenbrier State Forest, Hart’s Run, Caldwell, Evening Program, Friday, Apr. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at the White Sulphur Springs Civic Center. Brian Hirt will speak on the Hanging Rock Hawk Observatory Towers and identification of raptors. Show-Me Hike, Saturday, Apr. 25. Meet at the Picnic Shelter #1. All day tours, morning tours and afternoon tours. Tours are geared for fun, the love of nature and an opportunity to see and identify common and not so common spring flowering plants. All tours and the hike pace are geared for all ages and not considered difficult. Dress for a day of nature. Bring a picnic lunch. For more details call 304-536-1944. Sponsored by the Old White Garden Club and Greenbrier State Forest.

The Last Friday Bluegrass Supper

Wellspring Of Greenbrier, Inc. Invites you to The Last Friday Bluegrass Supper, Apr. 25, at the Wellspring Center located in Rupert next to the City Hall. Come and enjoy fine music and free food! Doors open at 5:30 with supper served at 6 p.m. – desserts at 7:30. All are welcome!! Wellspring of Greenbrier, Inc. is a nonprofit organization assisting the poor, working poor, homeless, transient and disadvantaged people of Greenbrier County.

4th Annual Quilting Retreat

The Alderson Quilters & Crafters will host their 4th Annual Quilting Retreat Apr. 30 – May 2, at the Alderson Community Center with a variety of classes for beginners to advanced. In addition, there are meals and an on-going charity project to sew. Deb Ann’s Fabrics of Hillsboro, vendor, will be joined on Saturday by Itchin 2 Be Stitchin of Beckley. The WV Quilters will hold their quarterly meeting at the retreat Saturday, May 2, at 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be followed by Fran Kordek’s presentation on the West Virginia Quilt Documentation Project. We hope you will be able to join us for all or part of this retreat. To register or for more information please contact Or go to our website at

AHMH’s Upcoming schedule

Jam Sessions at the American Heritage Music Hall (AHMH) at Island Park, 315 Monroe Avenue, Ronceverte, will be held every Friday night – Apr. 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. The Apr. 25 dance will feature High Country. The 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:

White Sulphur Springs

Neighborhood Watch Meeting

The Big Draft Chapter of Neighborhood Watch will meet Tuesday, Apr. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Whatcoat Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Area covered is from Vincent O’Neil home to the State Forest, including all side streets. Anyone interested please attend to help conduct new and

old business. If you would like to see your area included please attend to voice your request. A great opportunity to meet with old and new neighbors. Captain: Dexter May

Quilt Show in Roanoke

On Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, the Star Quilters Guild will hold a quilt show at the Berglund Center in Roanoke, VA. Hours are 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is $7 per person, with children 12 and under free. The “Vintage to Modern” show will include a “bed-turning” – a display of quilts dating from the 1850s to modern times with comments on their history and design. Eighteen pairs of quilt blocks will show how designs and techniques for making quilts have changed over the years. Over 150 quilts have been submitted and will be judged by Marcel Miller, president of the National Quilting Association. The show will include door prizes, a Viewers’ Choice Award, and vendors selling fabric, machines, and quilting supplies. Clothing artist Nancy Chu Farris will display her award-winning creations. For more information, see The Berglund Center (formerly the Roanoke Civic Center) is at Exit 4 (Orange Avenue) from I-581.

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.

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.

The 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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