5th Annual Quilting Retreat in Alderson

The 5th Annual Quilting Retreat sponsored by the Alderson Quilters and Crafters will be held May 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alderson Community Center. Join us for Color Theory lecture, open Sit & Sew, beginning quilt class or paper and machine piecing classes. Other classes include Crocheted Rug and Folded Cutwork Applique. Lunch and snacks are available throughout the Retreat. Fabric and supplies will be for sale by Deb Ann’s Fabrics and many of the Guild members. Contact Anne Robbin Hatchett (annehatchett@yahoo) or (904) 923-6134 for additional information.

Sweet Springs Dance

There will be a dance on Saturday, May 7, at the Sweet Springs Rescue Squad building from 7-10 p.m. The Eads Mountain Boys will provide the music. Admission is $6 per person, and concessions open at 6 p.m.

Gateway Industries Inc. presents

Derby Day Celebration

at the WV State Fairgrounds, May 7, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Cecil H. Underwood Youth Center, Lewisburg. Enjoy a complimentary dinner and hors d’oeuvres, while you watch the race on several large screen TVs. Live music provided by Richard Hefner and the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys. Silent auction, door prizes and Most Spectacular Hat contest among the entertainment offered. Pick your favorite horse and place a bet (Gateway Industries takes a portion of winnings, the rest is yours!) Proceeds benefit Gateway Industries Building Fund.

Williamsburg Thrift Shop Sale & New Hours

The Williamsburg Thrift Shop will be open different hours on Saturdays. The shop will be open 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m., and Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

AHMH’s May/June schedule

American Heritage Music Hall at Island Park, 315 Monroe Avenue, Ronceverte, is a nonprofit organization (Ref. IRS 501(c)3) and handicap accessible. No alcohol and no smoking. All music nights doors open at 6 p.m., music starts at 7 to 10:30 p.m. Break at 8 p.m. for announcements and food. (Food & drinks supplied by audience.) Tuesday Jam Sessions: May 10, 17, 24 and 31, June 7, 14, 21 and 28 • Saturday Night Dance May 28 with “Country Proud” • Saturday Night Dance June 4 with “Night Riders” • Saturday Night Dance June 25 with “Lilly Mountaineers” • Dance admission $10 • Contact: Charlie Massie 304-645-3982, Bill Evans 304-392-6079, or AHMH at 304-645-4667. (www.americanheritagemusichall.org)

Free skin screening

Pinnacle Dermatology, in partnership with Mitsy’s Wings, will offer free skin cancer screenings Saturday, May 14, from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is required. Call 304-645-3435. Donations are accepted with all proceeds benefitting Mitsy’s Wings.

AG Office Mobile Office at library

A consumer representative from the Attorney General’s Office will hold public events during May throughout central and southeastern West Virginia. The office representative will educate consumers on the latest scams in their area, provide tips on how to guard their personal information and answer questions about consumer protection settlements. Justin Arvon, a consumer outreach and compliance specialist with the office, will host an event on Wednesday, May 25 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Mobile Office Hours at Greenbrier County Public Library, 152 Robert W. McCormick Drive, Lewisburg. The information sessions are open to the public; reservations are not required. For information about the information sessions, contact Justin Arvon at 304-590-6462.

Capito announces mobile office hours

U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) has announced Mobile Office Hours in Greenbrier County on Tuesday, May 10, at the Eastern Greenbrier County Senior Center, 110 Taylor Lane, Fairlea, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Members of Capito’s staff will be available to meet with constituents and assist with casework or other issues they may be experiencing with federal agencies.

MTA Memorial Day closing

Mountain Transit Authority will be closed Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day. Regular routes will resume on Tuesday, May 31. Schedule information can be obtained by calling 304-872-5872.

GC Circuit Riders meet at Shoney’s

If you ride a motorcycle and would like to integrate your passion for riding with your passion for spreading the Word of God you might be interested in the Christian Motorcyclist Association. The Greenbrier Valley Circuit Riders is a well-established Chapter that has been going strong and growing for the past 15 years. We invite you to our monthly meetings at Shoney’s in Lewisburg the first Tuesday of every month at 7 o’clock. We typically discuss upcoming rides, evangelistic ministry opportunities and enjoy fun and fellowship with our members. Our annual fundraiser ride called Run for the Son is coming up the first Saturday in May (May 7), so stay posted for details. For more information about our Chapter and our Mission, contact Donna Jones at 304-661-6410.

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.

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. Call Susan at 304-646-6506 for more information.

Weekly AI-Anon meeting

is held every Thursday, 7-8 p.m. at Lewisburg United Methodist Church. Enter at back door (Lee Street entrance). AI-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 fee 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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