Community events: June 4, 2014

Willy Shuman Family Fun Night

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

This fundraiser is held each year to commemorate the life of William Albert Shuman, a 19-year-old 2009 graduate of George Washington High School, who was tragically killed just days before his departure to the United States Air Force Academy, where he was recruited on a tennis scholarship.

The money donated at this event will benefit The Willy Foundation, a non-profit organization that was created in Willy’s honor.

This foundation strives to support young students mentally, physically and financially by providing funds for programs such as The WAS Challenge and The Willy Shuman Leadership Club.

Community members and their families are encouraged to come out for a night of fun that includes a tennis round robin for adults and children, tennis instruction, live music, cookout food, an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, rock walls, a silent auction, a raffle, and more.

A ticket donation of $25 per person gives access to food and play.

For more information on The Willy Foundation or the 2014 Memorial Family Fun Night, please visit or email

Foster pet info session

The Kanawha County Humane Association’s animal shelter is critically full of dogs and cats, and is currently seeking temporary foster homes to house dogs, so they can continue to admit strays.

To foster, complete an online foster application at

Return the application to

Not sure what’s involved? You can attend a Fostering 101 info session June 5, at 6 p.m. at the KCHA Wilma Nester Center, located at 1248 Greenbrier St in Charleston. RSVP to, or call 304-342-1576 for more information.

Inner Listening Class

Unity of Kanawha Valley will host an Inner Listening class with Marianne Gettman on Saturday, June 7, beginning at 10:30 a.m.

This class consists of mindful breathing exercises, stretching, meditations, and Qigong Flow. There is no cover charge for the class, but love offerings are welcome.

Unity of Kanawha Valley is located at 804 Myrtle Road, at the corner of Bridge and Myrtle Roads, in Charleston. Inner Listening is on the first Saturday of each month. For more information call (304)345-0021 or email

Wine Tasting

The Annual Wine Tasting sponsored by the Charleston chapter of Prime Timers will be Thursday, June 5 beginning at 7 p.m. at The Red Carpet Lounge, 308 Elizabeth Street.

The program will include a sampling of three white and three red wines.

A $7 donation will benefit the Prime Timers chapter. This is an official Rainbow Pride event.

For more information email or call Scott King at (304) 516-4425.

Rockin’ on the Rooftop

The Alzheimer’s Association West Virginia Chapter is holding Rockin’ on the Rooftop on June 6 at the Steptoe and Johnson Plaza at Chase Tower in Charleston.

The event will feature music, refreshments from local restaurants and caterers, and a ticket auction.

Guests will have the opportunity to sample signature dishes from a variety of local businesses including Black Sheep Burrito & Brews, The Chic Chef, Mission Savvy, Sam’s Uptown Café, Sarah’s Bakery, and Taste of N’Alwins.

As part of the ticket auction, individuals can purchase tickets to receive a wide range of prize packs to local businesses and events including Blues, Brews and BBQ; the Charleston Ballet; Centered Pilates; the Greenbrier Classic; Lifespring Yoga; Mardi Gras Casino and Resort; Mission Savvy; Peter Pan Cleaners; and the Wine and Jazz Festival.

Funds from the event directly support the Association’s 24/7 Education & Support Helpline, Family Care Consultations, Support Groups and outreach efforts.

Tickets are available online at and are $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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