Civil War lecture
Kenneth Bailey will discuss Ceredo in “Civil War Ceredo: A Northern Experiment,” as seen by Charles B. Webb, at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Archives and History Library. Webb, one of the early settlers, a newspaper publisher and eventually a Civil War soldier. He wrote of his experiences before, during and after living in the community. The town was established in the late 1850s and was part of New Englander Eli Thayer’s project to end slavery by demonstrating that free labor was more efficient and profitable than slave labor. Bailey is the author of four books and several articles on West Virginia history. After serving in a number of faculty and administrative positions, he retired as dean of the College of Business, Humanities and Sciences at WVU Tech.
West Virginia Landlords will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday for social hour at Fifth Quarter. A dinner/meeting will follow at 7 p.m. All landlords are invited. Call 304-342-4342 for more information.
National Association of Letter Carriers will sponsor the 22nd annual Stamp-Out-Hunger Food Drive on Saturday. The public is encouraged to place canned goods or nonperishable food items in a bag by their mailbox for their letter carrier to pick up. Food collected will remain in the local area to help stock food pantries for the summer.
Run/walk shoe drive
Shoes4Strangers will sponsor a 5K race/2-mile fun walk and shoe drive at 9 a.m. Saturday at Kanawha State Forest, Shelter 8. Registration is $15. Race participants are encouraged to bring new or gently used shoes to donate the day of the event. Donations will benefit the Covenant House and the YWCA of Charleston. The teenagers at Weirwood Community Church of Pax will write encouraging messages on each pair of shoes. Gently used and new shoe donations also will be collected at Stride Rite of Charleston for those unable to attend the race. Shoes4Strangers was organized by Jeff Isner, who wanted to raise awareness of those without shoes. The top male and female race finisher will receive an award. The individual or organization that donates the most shoes will be recognized. For more registration information, visit www.shoes4strangers.webs.com.
Outdoor workouts for kids
The city of Charleston is offering a series of free outdoor workouts initiative aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the University of Charleston Softball Field on Venable Avenue, beside Kanawha City Community Center. Workouts will begin at 9 a.m. All ages are welcome. Registration is not required. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, athletic shoes and sunscreen. Water will be provided by the city of Charleston. Zumba Kids Style will be led by instructors Alexia Brandon and Joyce Craigo from 9 to 9:45 a.m. and 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. T-Style Hip-Hop Fitness Zumba Inspired will be led by instructor Martec Washington from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Cheryl Gaynor at email@example.com or 304-348-8008.
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