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Community Notes: June 1, 2014

Fashionetta Pageant

Beta Beta Omega Chapter of Charleston and Nu Chapter at West Virginia State University will present the Fashionetta Pageant today at 6 p.m. in the John W. Davis Fine Arts Building on the campus of West Virginia State University, in Institute.

Eight young ladies will be presented as the culmination of a cultural and educational program first launched in 1953 by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to further the four components of their mission: to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards; to promote unity and friendship among women; to improve the social stature of women; and to be of service to all mankind.

Participants will be awarded scholarship funds, and the event is open to the public. For questions, contact program Chairwoman Patricia Wilson or Beta Beta Omega Chapter President Dr. Daton Dean Leonard at

Bike tour for Habitat

Habitat for Humanity of West Virginia hosts its sixth annual Ridge and Valley Excursion Bike Tour along the scenic Williams River and through the Monongahela National Forest on Saturday beginning at 8 a.m. at Camp Caesar in Cowen.

Five routes are offered, so everyone from the beginner to the most avid cyclist will be challenged.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity, which helps build safe, decent affordable homes for hard working West Virginia families.

To register, go to

For more information email or call 304-720-7636.

Free summer day camps

The East End Family Resource Center is offering a series of free summer day camps for kids of all ages beginning Monday at the center, 502 Ruffner Ave. There is no cost for the camps, and they include lunch and snacks each day. Fast Track, for middle school students, and Get Fit, for elementary and high school students — and parents — will run Monday through Friday. STEAM camp, which focuses on science, technology, engineering, art and math, will be offered on weekdays during June 9-20, and art and music camp begins June 23. For more information or to register, call the center at 304-344-1656.

Rockin’ on the Rooftop

The Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter will present Rockin’ on the Rooftop at the Steptoe & Johnson Plaza at Chase Tower. The event will feature music, refreshments from local restaurants and caterers, and a ticket auction.

Rockin’ on the Rooftop begins at 6 p.m. Friday. Tickets are available at and cost $25 for a single or $40 for a couple in advance, and $30 for a single and $50 for a couple at the door. Contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900 for more information.

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