<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2013\/09\/first-fridays.jpg"><img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-1273" alt="first fridays" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2013\/09\/first-fridays-226x300.jpg" width="226" height="300" \/><\/a>Historic Downtown Lewisburg celebrates First Fridays after Five on Friday, Oct. 7. Join everyone in downtown Lewisburg for live music, tastings, story-telling and art exhibits. All events are free to the public. Everyone is welcome.\r\nVisit the City Green Space to enjoy live music. Bring a picnic blanket, grab a sandwich or a pizza and enjoy.\r\nThe Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center welcomes two unique art displays to celebrate the arrival of fall. October\u2019s \u201cArt in the Valley\u201d display, \u201cCelebrating the Ginkgo Tree,\u201d will honor the ginkgo tree that graces the lawn of Academy Park. Members of Greenbrier Artists have painted their interpretations of this beloved tree. Local artist Susanna Robinson will also debut an eclectic show entitled \u201cGypsy Wings and Witchy Things.\u201d She will be on hand to chat about her exhibit of framed paper collages, fabric art, costumes and witch hats \u2026 just in time for Halloween. Toe tapping tunes will be provided throughout the evening by local band Strum Sum. (200 W. Washington Street, 304-645-1000)\r\nBella is falling all over new wines and new foods. Stop by for a tasting or two. Also, enter your name in the drawing to win a basket chocked full of West Virginia items, perfect for watching the big games. (1017 Washington Street E, 304-520-4921)\r\nGhoulies and ghosties, and long leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night\u2026with Halloween fast approaching, Vintage 102 invites you to open the coffin lid to reveal a corpse full of special discounts. Dare you stare at our a-Mazie-ing window mannequin, lest it spring to life and turn your blood to stone? Remember, in Vintage 102, nobody can hear you scream... (975 Washington Street West, 304-992-1578)\r\nAt Plants Etc., experience a Gong Garden. Blaine McClung will play several gongs, while listeners gather around. (102 South Jefferson Street, 304-645-6910)\r\nStop by Show your Colors, recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness month with 10 percent off everything! (847 Court Street North, 304-645-0008)\r\nPatina invites you to register to win a Yeti product, to be given away by Ripco. Check out the additional 250 square feet of expanded space while you enjoy apple cider punch. (117 East Washington Street, 304-520-4962)\r\nHappy Fall to Lewisburg! Welcome the new season by enjoying a complimentary cup of cider at The Front Porch and the camaraderie of one another. (1146 East Washington Street, 304-645-4454)\r\nLove Child presents Story Time at 5:30 p.m. (124 West Washington Street, 520-4934)\r\nTo top off the night, Freeman and Jones will be playing 9 p.m. to midnight at The Asylum. (14 East Randolph Street, 681-318-3515)\r\nFirst 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. For more information, go to www.downtownlewisburg.com or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com\/lewisburgwv or call 304-645-4333.