Chocolate Chase Fun Walk part of May’s First Fridays after Five

Historic Downtown Lewisburg celebrates First Fridays after Five on Friday, May 6. Join the fun and enjoy live music, art events and more, all free to the public.
HospiceCare’s rescheduled Lewisburg Chocolate Chase Fun Walk is taking place at 5 p.m. in downtown Lewisburg. The fun walk is designed for families to walk together and support a great cause. All proceeds benefit HospiceCare and the Peyton House. Registration begins at 4 p.m. at Premier Bank and the walk begins at 5 p.m. at Premier Bank, travels up Washington Street to Lee Street and up towards the ballfield and back to the bank. (645-2700)
It’s the Vintage 102 Grand Opening Party! New to downtown Lewisburg, stop by to view the fine collection of genuine vintage clothing and accessories from the ‘30s to the ‘80s. Wine and nibbles will be served. (975 West Washington Street, 992-1578)
Plants Etc. presents “Tarot For Your Soul,” a free reading with Christen McCormack who has been doing intuitive work for over 30 years. 102 South Jefferson Street, 645-6910.
Love Child presents Story Time at 5:30 and 6 p.m. Love Child will also be giving away bath toys with every CloudB purchase. (124 West Washington Street, 520-4934)
Celebrate spring with The Front Porch! Stop in and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine with your friends! The Front Porch continues to contribute a portion of First Friday’s proceeds to Lewisburg HospiceCare. (1146 East Washington Street, 645-4454)
Patina will host a jewelry trunk show, featuring Aspen Tree Designs. Aspen Prather is from Hillsboro and makes wire-wraps, toe-anklets and more. Also enjoy a refreshing glass of lavender lemonade and tea cookies. (117 East Washington Street, 520-4962)
Stop by the Visitors Center to enjoy May’s “Art in the Valley” exhibit, “The Latest Whimsical Works of Mark Blumenstein.” Blumenstein’s sculptures are well known for their whimsical nature and kinetic movement and can be found in collections and galleries worldwide. Blumenstein will be on hand to meet folks and talk about his unique, one-of-a-kind metal creations. Also, representatives from the Ronceverte River Festival will be there to share information about their upcoming festival and sell their ever popular Rubber Ducky tickets. Strum Sum Band will provide toe-tapping, sing along tunes for the evening. (200 W. Washington Street, 304-645-1000)
Carnegie Hall hosts artist receptions from 5 to 8 p.m. On display in the Auditorium Gallery is Carolyn Lehrke’s photographic exhibit entitled “A View from Muddy Creek Mountain.” Lehrke was born in Jamestown, ND, and moved to West Virginia in 2004. She has family nearby and enjoys photographing the wildlife and great beauty of her adopted state. In the Old Stone Room is the Greenbrier Artists 32nd annual exhibit titled “Art Visions.” The group is comprised of artists in the Greenbrier Valley who hold their weekly meetings in the Art Studio at the Hall. Receptions are free and open to the general public. (611 Church Street, 647-7917)
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 Asylum introduces their May cocktail menu and features the live music of Nick Durm and Randy Gilkey from 9 p.m. to midnight. (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. For more information go to www.downtownlewisburg.com, become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/lewisburgwv or call 304-645-4333.

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