Community Calendar

*The 2015 Lemonade Festival is August 29th from 9am-2pm on Raleigh Street in Bluefield, WV!  The June O. Short Kid Fun Park opens at 9am and has a rock wall, bouncy house, bucking bronco, big slide,clowns, face painting and more!  'Touch a Truck' also begins at 9am and has helicopter, fire truck, ambulance, police car, bucket truck, motorcycle and more for kids to climb on.  The Lemonade Parade begins at 10am.  Regal Roses a performs free concert on Chicory Square at 10:30am, followed by WV Gospel Quarter at 12pm and Matt Deal at 1pm.  Lemon pie eating contest at 12:30pm (PRIZES), Lemon hunt begins at 10:30am (PRIZE)...All ages welcome. Lots of prizes and fun for all!

A summer program to feed school-age children in McDowell County has begun.  The program is supported by God’s grace, Sky’s the Limit Meals, the West Virginia FREE Educational Program, and Open Heart Ministries.  Each Saturday through August 29th, from 12pm-2pm, free meals will be distributed at the St. Leonard Maybeury Anglican Church and Mission, the Northfork Fire Station, the Keystone City Hall and the Kimball Fire Station.  The program is intended to fill gaps in children’s summer diets that normally are satisfied by school breakfasts and lunches.

*Thompson Valley Community Center will be having a Corn Harvest Weaving Class on Saturday, September 5th  from 9am-3pm. Barbara Herald Sadler will be the instructor. The cost will be $45 to cover materials needed for the class. To register contact Barbara Sadler 304 320-1626 or email to reserve your place in the class.

*The National Coal Heritage Area invites all area middle school students to Youth Arts in the Park in Historic Bramwell on Wednesday, September 9th and Thursday, September 10th from 9am-1:30pm. Students will learn about Bramwell while participating in various art mediums including digital photography, music, painting, recycling, and designing quilt squares!   Registration is required and limited to 100 students each day. For more information or to register, please contact Sarah Elswick at 304-248-8595 or

*Come check out the Mercer County Heritage Festival, September 11th-13th at the Glenwood 4-H Camp.  Enjoy a living history festival with storytellers, historical characters, old time demonstrations, vendors, Appalachian music, Civil War battle reenactment, and Civil War Ball.  Friday, September 11th is our Education Day with local students invited out. Pre-registration by teachers is encouraged. Saturday, September 12th has a full lineup of guest speakers such as Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee.

*Bluefield College will host its 8th Annual Jason Elswick Memorial Scholarship 5K Challenge, Saturday, September 19th, beginning with registration at 8am at the BC Dome. To pre-register or for more information, visit, call 276-326-4208, or email

*Dubbed “The Rockstars of Bluegrass”, the award winning duo Dailey & Vincent will appear at the Chuck Mathena Center on Friday, September 25th at 7pm. Dailey & Vincent is one of the most exciting and elite bluegrass bands in America today...selling out shows wherever they perform! Tickets are on sale now for $28. Purchase yours at the CMC Box Office, 2 Stafford Commons, Princeton, WV. Call 304 425-5128 or online at

*On September 26th, it's the 3rd Annual Diabetes Walk.  The walk will take place in Bluefield, VA at Jack Asbury Square with vendors, food, refreshments, bouncy houses, dunking booth, and a large drawing after the walk with donated gifts from local businesses from VA and WV.  Bluefield State College Nursing will be conducting blood sugar and blood pressure testing.  Live music will be performed by Tara and Philip White.  Please join us to raise money for diabetes research, programs, and protection of the rights of people with diabetes.

*Bluefield College’s Masterworks Chorale will begin rehearsals in preparation for its Fall 2015 concert and, as always, community residents are invited to be a part of the college/community choir.  Masterworks rehearsals will take place on Mondays from 7pm-9pm in the lower level of Harman Chapel, room 103, through Monday, November 30th in preparation for the group’s performance as part of Bluefield College’s “Christmas at Bluefield” musical, theatrical and multimedia production, Friday and Saturday, December 4th & 5th.  For more information, call 276-326-4258 or email   

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