Celebrate First Fridays after 5 in Downtown Lewisburg! Friday, November 7

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Historic Downtown Lewisburg celebrates First Fridays after Five on Friday, Nov. 7! Join the fun in downtown Lewisburg …live music, art events and tasty treats …all free to the public. Everyone is welcome!

Visit Washington Street Gallery for an Artist Reception and Show Opening of “Hey Baby … What’s Your Sign” by Local Mixed Media Artist Emily Coleman. This fashion based art show presents her latest creations influenced by the Zodiac. Inspired by women and their signs, each piece is presented on birch plywood using non-conventional elements such as tree bark, gemstones, pressed plants, feathers, tissue paper, crystals, etc., as well as traditional painting and metal leafing. To add to the ambiance and the fashion focus of the show, Emily encourages women to dress for the occasion! Dress for your sign! (123 West Washington Street, 647-4561)

The Asylum, a new lifestyle place with great food, drinks and live music, welcomes you to their Grand Opening Celebration! Stop by for the festivities and a complimentary sample of their great tasting wings …prepared multiple ways. Located on the corner of Randolph and Lafayette Streets, in the old Leggs Cleaners Building. (114 East Randolph Street, 681-318-3515)

The Great Potato Drop, a benefit for Wellspring of Greenbrier, Inc., takes place at The Irish Pub on Washington Street. Drop off a 5 or 10 lb. bag of potatoes to help feed the needy and homeless between 3 and 9 p.m. and in turn get a cocktail made with potato vodka for free! Patrick O’Flaherty will play traditional Celtic music from 4 to 8:30 p.m. and then the Rivertown Gypsies will take the stage at 9 p.m. 109 East Washington Street, 645-7386.

It’s Fashion Friday’s at Yarid’s! The public is invited to try on one of Brighton’s Iconic Handbags and be registered to win a complete set of jewelry! Don’t forget to fill out your Yarid’s wish list for the holidays! (202 West Washington Street, 647-5000)

Patina invites the public to stop by and see artist Evva Gilkeson at work. Enjoy complimentary hot apple cider as you stroll. (117 East Washington Street, 520-4962)

Enjoy a mix of live instrumental and vocal country, folk and blues music with Robin on cello and Doug on guitar at Plants Etc. (102 South Jefferson Street, 645-6910)

Please join Love Child for Story Time! Love Child is excited to welcome the holidays and will be reading “Little Turkey.” Story Time begins at 5:30 p.m. (124 West Washington Street, 520-4934)

The Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center will host a “Salute to Rainelle” which will feature a book sale sponsored by the Rainelle Community Development Corporation. Rainelle is the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images in America series and the authors, Joan Browning, Mayor Andy Pendleton and Autumn Shelton will be present to sign copies of the newly released book. Rainelle resident John Wyatt, in collaboration with Strum Sum Band, will provide the musical entertainment for the evening. A collection of artwork depicting scenes from Rainelle’s history will also be on display. (200 W. Washington Street, 304-645-1000)

Drop by and place your name in the hat to win Bella’s Giant Thanksgiving Chocolate Turkey Giveaway! Beginning First Friday through Holiday Open House, enter to win a grand table centerpiece for the holidays! The drawing for the Giant Chocolate Turkey from Bissingers will be on Nov. 23 during Holiday Open House! Stop by to sample holiday wines and chocolate treats, too! (Bella The Corner Gourmet, 100 E Washington Street, 520-4921)

High Rocks Satellite Center, located in the Old Fort Savannah Building, will be open for young adults, age 12 to 20. (204 N Jefferson Street, Lewisburg, 304-647-4994)

First Fridays after 5 takes place all year long in downtown Lewisburg with shops, galleries and restaurants in downtown Lewisburg open until 9 p.m. serving complimentary refreshments and entertainment, sponsored by City National Bank. Downtown Lewisburg, America’s Coolest Small Town, is just 1 mile south of I-64 via exit 169. The town center is located at Washington Street (Rt. 60) and Jefferson Street (Rt. 219). For more information go to www.downtownlewisburg.com or become a fan on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/lewisburgwv or call 304-645-4333.