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Check out downtown Lewisburg for First Fridays after Five

first fridaysHistoric Downtown Lewisburg celebrates First Fridays after Five on Friday, Apr. 1. Join the fun, live music, art events and more, all free to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Edith’s Store features Another Season Honey Farm, who will be offering tastings of their honey as well as samples of their beeswax beauty products. There will be two educational bee presentations at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. This Renick based farm is owned and operated by Ashly Bargman and family. As experienced beekeepers, they utilize organic bee practices to produce fresh, raw honey, creamed honey, honey candy, pure beeswax candles, and beeswax beauty products and offer educational bee presentations. (114 East Washington Street, 645-7998)

The Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center celebrates spring with tasty local food, toe-tapping music, and a unique art display. The Lewisburg Farmers Market is celebrating the opening of their 15th season with a “Meet Your Farmer” silent auction fundraiser party with tasty treats featuring locally grown food delights. Local favorites, Strum Sum Band will provide an eclectic array of tunes throughout the evening. April’s featured “Art in the Valley” display will feature Carli Mareneck, choreographer of Trillium Performing Arts Collective. Her exhibit will include large props created for various Trillium and Charleston, WV’s FestivALL performances. Stop by to meet Mareneck and view her unique creations. (200 W. Washington Street, 304-645-1000)

Join Love Child in celebrating their second anniversary. Stop by for cupcakes and refreshments and a book reading of The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein during story time at 6 p.m. (124 West Washington Street, 520-4934)

Carnegie Hall features artist Ginger Danz with her exhibit “Town and Country” at an opening reception in the Old Stone Room 5 to 8 p.m. Danz lives in Fayetteville with her husband and daughter. She juried into Tamarack in 2010 and has been exhibiting her art statewide since that time. Recently enchanted by scenes from her friend’s farm in Fayette County, Danz has begun a series of paintings which attempt to capture the quirky personalities and interesting shapes of various farm animals, particularly horses, goats and chickens. (611 Church Street, 645-7917)

Patina is serving up iced tea and homemade cake. (117 East Washington Street, 520-4962)

Plants Etc. hosts Herding Cats. Stop by for snacks and music. (102 East Jefferson Street, 645-6910)

At The Irish Pub Celtic musician Patrick O’Flaherty will play traditional Irish music from 4-8:30 p.m., and then at 9 p.m. local duo Rivertown Gypsies will take the stage with their soulful mix of original songs and old favorites. (109 East Washington Street, 645-7386)

To round off the evening, the AppleButter Blues Band from Blacksburg performs at The Asylum from 9 p.m. to midnight. Also, discover their April Specialty Drink list. (114 East Randolph Street, 681-318-3515)

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.

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