Coming up: April 23, 2014

Bollywood Night

The fourth annual Bollywood Night is set for May 17 at the Charleston Civic Center, and offers a multicultural evening from different areas of the globe including performances by the Charleston Ballet, Bollywood dancers, and Charleston Latin Fusion.

Proceeds from the event will go to three local charities: Manna Meal, WV Health Right, and the Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center. as the recipients of the Bollywood Night proceeds.

The theme of this year’s event is Bellies, Bodies, and Brains.

Organizers say the Bollywood Committee is “taking a holistic approach to the needy in our area by putting food in their stomachs, providing healthcare for their bodies, and nourishing their spirit with counseling services.”

Tickets are $100 per person and can be bought in person at several Charleston area locations include Manna Meal, located at 1105 Quarrier Street; Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center, located at 16 Leon Sullivan Way, Suite 300; and WV Health Right located at 1520 Washington Street East.

They can also be bought online at

For more information, call 304-414-5917.

Tintypes pop-up shop

Portland-based photographer Giles Clement will set up a ‘pop-up’ shop studio from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, shooting and processing tin types using a portable darkroom on site at Bluegrass Kitchen, located at 1600 Washington St East in Charleston.

Tintypes are silver images crafted on pieces of black metal, a method of photography invented in the 1850s and used until the 1890s when faster and easier types of photos came along.

“People can participate in creating their tintypes and watch them come to life in a chemical bath which turns the silver from a negative to a positive,” Clement said, adding, “People often comment that it brings out something about their face they’d never noticed before or that the images remind them of their parents or grandparents.”

He will also be taking private shooting times for Sunday.

Lemonade stand

Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council is partnering with Lemonade Day to host a lemonade stand and small business event run by 15 girls in kindergarten through 6th grades who have learned about the necessary skills to establish and operate a small business. The girls used the skills to create their own business booths and will have them on display at the corner of Lee Street and Capitol Street in Charleston, WV on April 26th from 1:00-4:00 p.m.

The public is invited to purchase boxes of Girl Scout cookies, baked goods and lemonade, and vote on the “People’s Choice” award.

Prizes will be awarded for Best Cookie Recipe, Best Lemonade, Best Business Booth Display, and Best Marketing Technique.

For more information contact Cathy Schrader at 304-757-2350 or

Girls Night Out theme reveal

Organizers of the 2014 Girls Night Out, scheduled for August 2, aren’t waiting until then to start having fun.

They are hosting a theme reveal party on Thursday, April 24 at the Charleston law offices of Farmer, Cline & Campbell, located at 746 Myrtle Road, beginning at 6:30pm.

The winning theme was decided by more than 500 votes from the community. Organizers are also recruiting sponsors and hostesses for the event.

The annual Girls Night Out event raises funds for the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program, which offers a 24/7 shelter, a crisis hotline and emergency intervention for victims of domestic violence and their families in Kanawha, Clay and Boone counties.

For more information call the YWCA at 304-414-3113.

Wayne County rummage sale

Hospice of Huntington’s Wayne County advisory board volunteers will host their annual spring rummage sale April 30 through May 2, at the agency’s Wayne office, located at 8377 W.Va. 152 near Walmart.

The sale begins at 8 a.m. each day. Proceeds benefit Hospice of Huntington services to Wayne County patients. For more information, visit

Wine With Us

Chics for Charity, under The Foundation for the Thomas Memorial and Saint Francis Hospitals, is hosting “Wine With Us” at 6 p.m. May 14 at Berry Hills Country Club. For the first time in this annual event, men are also invited to attend.

Sunday Gazette-Mail “Vines & Vittles” columnist John Brown; Ted Armbrecht, with The Wine & Cheese Shop; Mike Bee, with Falcor Winery; and Berry Hills chef Paco Aceves will be educating guests on the history of wine, varieties of grapes, the Five S’s of wines (sight, smell, swirl, sip and swallow), selecting wines, cooking with wine, and more.

Tickets for the event are $50 for Chic members and $75 for new members, which includes a lifetime membership fee of $25. Tickets for male guests are $50 each.

Funds raised will be used to assist patients who are discharged from Saint Francis Hospital and cannot afford medications and other medical needs to continue their recovery at home.

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Megan Cutlip at 304-766-5415 or by email at megan.cutlip@

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