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Alderson Pet Celebration New Date

Due to the weather, the Alderson Pet Celebration was postponed until Saturday, Oct. 24, 1-4 p.m. at the Alderson Alumni Park. The event is a fundraiser for the Greenbrier County Humane Society and Animal Shelter and the Alderson Animal Control. Boxes will be out to accept pet food, cat litter and other pet supplies (money is always welcome). There will be contests for best Halloween costume for a cat and dog, best tail wag on a dog and most laid back cat; a raffle; food; $8 rabies clinic; goodies by S&S Feed Store, and at 3 p.m., a blessing of the pets.

Winter clothes at Williamsburg Thrift Shop

Cold weather is approaching rapidly. Visit our thrift shop for warm clothes. Dollar bag sale: All you can put in a plastic grocery bag for $1. Store hours are Fridays, 5-7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The thrift shop will close for the winter on Oct. 31. The thrift shop is operated by the Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church. Call 304-645-3690 with questions.

Homeless veterans fundraiser

North Central WV Community Action is holding a fundraiser for homeless veterans. Needed items include soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toilet paper, paper towels, pillows, blankets, towels and canned or boxed food. Drop off sites are The West Virginia Daily News, Workforce West Virginia, Hanshaw Insurance, Cherry Lane Auto Sales, Old Stone Presbyterian Church, Cornerstone IGA and North Central WV Community Action. Call 304-661-0477 or 304-647-5106 with questions.

Greenbrier Recycling

on Monroe Avenue in Ronceverte is currently taking hardback books for recycling. Hardback books must be brought in Monday through Friday during business hours 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are no after hour drop-offs for hardback books at this time.

Alderson Manor Benefit Yard Sale

The residents at Alderson Manor Apartments will hold a Yard Sale and Hot Dog Sale Saturday, Oct. 17, from 9 a.m. until noon benefiting a resident bereavement fund. All are welcome. Alderson Manor is located on Alderson Cemetery Road, off Rt. 3 West out of Alderson.

AHMH’s October/November schedule

American Heritage Music Hall at Island Park, 315 Monroe Avenue, Ronceverte is a nonprofit organization (Ref. IRS 501(c)3) and handicapped accessible. No alcohol and no smoking. All music nights schedule: door opens at 6 p.m., music starts at 7 to 10:30. Break at 8 p.m. for announcements and food. (Food and drinks supplied by the audience.) • Tuesdays: Oct. 20 and 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24 • Saturday Dance, Oct. 24: “High Country” • Saturday Dance, Nov. 24: “Cheat Mountain Band.” Contacts: Charlie Massie 304-645-3982, Bill Evans 304-392-6079, AHMH 304-645-4667. website: www.americanheritagemusichall.org.

Haunted Barn fundraiser

Greenbrier East High School JROTC will hold a Haunted Barn at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds through the month of October. Schedule is as follows: Oct. 16-17, 23-24 and 30-31 each night starting at 7:30 p.m. Admission $5 per person.

‘BeanFest’ slated

The Western Greenbrier Rotary Club will host its first-ever BeanFest on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rupert Community Building on Main Street (Rt. 60) in Rupert. The menu will include: Southern style pinto beans, Boston baked beans, Cincinnati Mac (chili beans served over noodles, topped with shredded cheddar cheese, chopped onions and served with cornbread) and calico bean soup. Enjoy one or try them all along with fried potatoes, coleslaw and cornbread. Dessert and drink are included. Cost for adults is $7, and for children under 12, $4. Children under five will eat free. Proceeds will help support Rotary community projects.

Krazy Kloset Daze

The Wellspring of Greenbrier Inc. will host Krazy Kloset Daze from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20-22 for men and teen boys. There will be winter clothing and other good items. Low-income families and individuals may apply for clothing on the days of the event, located at the Wellspring Center beside Rupert City Hall.

Greenbrier Valley Breast Cancer Support Group

will have their monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 20, starting at 7 p.m., at the Greenbrier Valley Medical Center Board Room. For more information about the meeting, please contact Brinda Renick at 304-497-2824 or 304-445-5072.

WSS Public Library Halloween movie event

On Friday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m., The White Sulphur Springs Public Library will host a free movie screening of “The Nightmare before Christmas” and serve popcorn to all. The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington of Halloweentown. When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, he gets a new lease on life. He plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans can seriously go wrong. Everyone is invited to the library, which is located in White Sulphur Springs between the Episcopal and Presbyterian churches at 203 West Main Street. For more information, call at 304-536-1171.

Halloween disc golf tourney

Register now for the Great Pumpkinhead disc golf tournament to be held on Halloween at Greenbrier State Forest Saturday, Oct. 31, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Family-friendly with beginner and advanced divisions. Lunch and custom T-shirt included with entry fee. Call 304-647-9779 or go to SerenityNowOutfitters.com for more information.

Dog rescue fund drive continues

NWAL Herding Dog Rescue Inc. is still calling for the Shoes for Shelters Program at Tractor Supply, Ronceverte (Monday – Saturday), Wolf Creek Gallery in Alderson (Tuesday – Saturday), Lewisburg Farmers Market in the United Methodist Church parking lot in downtown Lewisburg on Saturday. To date the rescue has collected over 2,000 shoes thanks to the people of Southern West Virginia and have had our first pickup. They will be collecting until Nov. 10, so bring your slightly worn shoes to the drop off centers. NWAL thanks the community for helping our rescue organization, NWAL Herding Dog Rescue, reach their goal of over 2,500 pairs of shoes.

AA meetings

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

 

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