Community briefs for Wednesday, June 4

Mountaineer Montessori School, 308 20th St., will hold is annual picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 5, at Coonskin Park’s Riverside Pavilion. MMS families, alumni, current and former faculty and community partners are invited. Attendees are asked to bring picnic food to share and their own beverage. The picnic will be held rain or shine. For more information, call 304-342-7870.

The Fifth Annual Willy Shuman Memorial Family Fun Night will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 6, at the Charleston Tennis Club.

This fundraiser is a family-friendly event to celebrate the life of William Albert Shuman, 19, who was tragically killed just days before his parting to the United States Air Force Academy, where he was recruited on a tennis scholarship.

Tickets are $25 to get in the door and do not require membership to the Charleston Tennis Club. With a ticket purchase, community members and their families can enjoy live music, tennis instruction, cookout food, face painting and more. There will also be a silent auction and raffle, which are not included in the ticket price.

Money donated at this event will benefit The Willy Foundation, a nonprofit organization that was created in Willy’s honor.

For more information on The Willy Foundation, the 2014 Memorial Family Fun Night or to inquire about interview opportunities, visit or email

The Anne Bailey Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will meet on Saturday, June 7, at the Fifth Quarter in Charleston. The business meeting will start at 11:15 a.m., and the chapter will join with the William Morris Chapter at noon for the program. The speaker will be Robin Grey, who will discuss the Savage House and its renovations.

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection’s REAP program and the Jackson County Solid Waste Authority are hosting a local tire collection to rid Jackson County of old tires.

The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, June 7, at the athletic fields on Miller Drive in Ripley. Residents may dispose of up to 10 tires per person with a valid West Virginia ID for Jackson County. The tires must be off the rims and only car and light truck tires 16 inches or less will be accepted. Haulers and businesses are not allowed to participate.

The Kanawha Valley WVU Fan Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 9, at Harding’s Restaurant beside the Mink Shoals exit of Interstate 79.

The Board of Directors of the Kanawha County Public Library system will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, June 9. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at the Dunbar Branch Library. Call 304-343-4646 for more information.

The South Charleston Museum Foundation is extending an invitation to all current and prospective Museum members, friends and supporters, to attend their Annual Meeting and Appreciation Reception, at 6 p.m. Monday, June 9, at the Woman’s Club of South Charleston on D Street.

Attendees will be entertained by SCMF Board member violinist Alasha Al-Qudwah. RSVP to Peggy Thompson 304-755-3450 by Saturday, June 7.

A Huntington’s disease support group meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. at Saint Francis Hospital. The next meeting is June 14.

Meetings are for patients, families, caregivers, at-risk and anyone affected by Huntington’s disease. For more information contact Debbie Armstrong at 304-549-3266 or

Putnam County Parks and Recreation Commission will sponsor Aqua Zumba classes from 7:15 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and June 11, 18 and 25 and July 2, 23 and 30 at the Waves of Fun Waterpark. The fee is $7 per class. Call 304-562-2355 to register.

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