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Metro East Calendar: July 3-July 9

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Wednesday, July 3

‘Salute to Service’ Night: AARP West Virginia and the West Virginia Power will host “Salute to Service” Night, honoring military veterans and families, at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston. The first 200 service members and veterans who stop by the AARP West Virginia table outside the Main Box Office gate at 601 Morris St. will receive vouchers for box seats for the Power’s 7:05 p.m. game with the Hickory Crawdads. Fireworks will be launched following the game. Gates open at 6 p.m. First pitch is at 7:05 p.m.

Firecracker 5K GLOW Run/Walk: The Firecracker 5K GLOW Run/Walk will take place from 9 until 11 p.m. at Haddad Riverfront Park, 600 600 Kanawha Blvd., E., Charleston. All proceeds from the run/walk will benefit children at the Laurance Jones III Childhood Language Center, a free speech therapy clinic. Registration is $30 for adults, $15 for ages 11 to 18 and free for children 10 and younger. Advance registration is available at

Thursday, July 4

Freedom Float: To raise funds for veterans, a Freedom Float noncompetitive, seven-mile-long river float will get underway at 8 a.m. on the Coal River at the L-4 water trail site off U.S. 119 in Lincoln County and end at Meadowood Park in Tornado. Shuttle buses will be available. Registration is available online and will be taken on the day of the Freedom Float. Children under age 12 are allowed to join the float at no cost, but those 18 and younger must be accompanied by an adult with a completed consent waiver. For more information or to register, go to, visit the Freedom Float Foundation Facebook page or contact Michael Cain at or

Friday, July 5

Free Disc Golf: Redeemer Lutheran Church of Charleston continues First Friday Fellowship events in July with a disc golf outing from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at the church, 1 Deerwalk Lane, past Wells Furniture, just off Corridor G in Charleston. Families and individuals of all ages are invited to experience a free introduction to the sport on one of West Virginia’s premier professional courses. At 7:30 p.m., a campfire, with snacks, will get underway. Admission is free, and discs will be provided at no cost.

Friday Night Jam: No Regrets and Bill Wymer will perform at the Friday Night Jam at the Elkview Community and Education Center, 902 Main St., Elkview. Doors open at 5 p.m. The center’s thrift store is open from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5; children ages 12 and younger are admitted free. Concessions are available. For more information, phone 304-965-3722.

Saturday, July 6

Church Parking Lot Sale: The Bream Memorial Presbyterian Church will hold a parking lot and hot dog sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 317 Washington St., W., on Charleston’s West Side. Vendor spaces are available to rent for $10. Participants must provide their own tables. Call the church, 304-346-0426, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to reserve vendor space.

Hot Dog Sale: The Rand Community Center’s monthly hot dog sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the center, 5701 Church Drive, Rand. Hot dogs, BBQs, hot bologna sandwiches, homemade baked goods, chips and canned drinks will be available. Delivery is available for orders of at least $5. Eat in, pick up or carry out orders will be available. Call 304-925-9200 to place your delivery or pick up orders. The center’s clothing room and thrift store will also be open.

Peace Corps Picnic: The West Virginia Returned Peace Corps Volunteers will host a pot luck picnic from mid-morning to dusk at Shelter 9, Kanawha State Forest, Charleston. Lunch will be served at noon. All RPCVs, Peace Corps staff and families, families of current Peace Corps volunteers, and students or older individuals who are interested in joining Peace Corps are invited to attend. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share. Soft drinks will be provided. Shelter 9 is 1.6 miles from the park entrance. To RSVP or receive additional information, email, with “Picnic” in the subject line.

Sissonville Farmers Market: The Sissonville Farmers Market will be held this summer on the campus of Maranatha Baptist Church. It will run every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 7, with locally grown produce provided by Robbie Gance Farms and a variety of special products by other vendors. Special events will be held regularly in conjunction with the market throughout the summer as well as prepared food for sale every week. For more information, contact the Sissonville Farmers Market at, by phone at 304-984-9514 or via the “Sissonville Farmers Market” Facebook page. Maranatha Baptist Church is located at 1 Maranatha Acres, at the Tuppers Creek exit of Interstate 77.

Marmet Music/Dance: Band of Brothers will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Marmet Recreation Center, 8505 MacCorkle Ave., Marmet. Admission is $10 per person.

Sunday, July 7

The Believers: The Believers gospel group will sing at 6 p.m. at Spradling Gospel Tabernacle on Bakers Fork Road in Charleston.

Elkview VBS: St. Andrew Presbyterian Church and Our Lady of the Hills will have “To Mars and Beyond” vacation Bible School from 6 to 9 p.m. July 7 through July 12 at St. Andrew Presbyterian, 246 S. Pinch Road, Elkview. The VBS will include classes and fun activities for ages preschool through adult. VBS offerings to charities and items to the local food pantry, the Lower Elk River Ministry Association, are welcome as participants are able. Causes and requested items for LERMA are: Sunday, Elk River Backpack Blessings, shampoo; Monday, Friends of Bluestone, toothpaste; Tuesday, Molly Gant Camp Scholarship Fund, laundry detergent; Wednesday, St. Anne’s Outreach, liquid dish soap; Thursday, Catholic Charities — deodorant; and Friday, Elk River Backpack Blessings, bath soap.

Tuesday, July 9

Morning Yoga: Led by Debora Mattingly, free yoga classes are conducted from 6 to 7 a.m. every Tuesday through July at Magic Island on Charleston’s West Side. Bring a mat.

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Funerals for Monday, July 22, 2019

Carrico, Imogene - 11 a.m., Leonard Johnson Funeral Home, Marmet.

Dudley, Lillie - 1 p.m., Tyler Mountain Funeral Home, Cross Lanes.

Farley, Willard - 1 p.m., Allen Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Fisher, James - 11 a.m., Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Keeney, Helen - Noon, Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Kennedy, Anna - 2 p.m., Hafer Funeral Home, Elkview.

Rice-Carney, Lisa - 8 p.m., Teays Valley Church of God, Scott Depot.

Shinn, Larry - 5 p.m., Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

Totten Sr., James - Noon, West Virginia Home Mission Church, Nitro.