Metro East Calendar: May 29-June 4, 2019

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Wednesday, May 29

KVSS Senior Picnic: Kanawha Valley Senior Services will host its annual Senior Picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Tiskelwah Center, 600 Florida St. in Charleston. Seniors (age 60 and over) living in Kanawha County are welcome to attend.

Lasagna Lunch: The Nurture Team of Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church, 607 Shrewsbury St., Charleston, will serve a meat or vegetable lasagna lunch, with artisan salad, roll and dessert, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A $10 donation per meal is requested. Deliveries of multiple orders are available, if placed in advance. To place orders, call 304-343-1873; if there is no answer, leave a message.

Friday, May 31

WBC Summer Kickoff: At 6 p.m., Witcher Baptist Church in Belle will have a summer kickoff event, featuring a movie, popcorn, hot dogs, snacks and a bonfire. WBC Incredible Summer activities will include a day at the pool on June 15, Family Art Night on June 29, a day at the park on July 13, a family road race on July 27 and a Back to School Bash on Aug. 11.

Live on the Levee: The Cleverlys will perform at the free Live on the Levee concert from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Haddad Riverfront Park, Kanawha Boulevard, E., Charleston.

Friday Night Jam: Bandoleros and John Truman will perform at the Friday Night Jam at the Elk River Community and Education Center on Main Street in Elkview. Doors open at 5 p.m. The center’s thrift store is open from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free. Concessions are available. For more information, call 304-965-3722.

Saturday, June 1

Campbells Creek Yard Sale: From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., a Campbells Creek Community Yard Sale will take place at Point Lick Park across from the ballfield. The event will include yard and direct sales, food vendors, Absolute Pizza, hot dogs, barbecues, drinks and more. Vendor spaces are available for $20 each; contact Rhonda at 304-356-6343 for spaces or more information.

FOP/FOPA Car & Bike Show: The 15th annual Fraternal Order of Police/FOPA Car & Bike Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Capital City Lodge #74. Registration will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. Awards will be presented beginning at 2 p.m. Breakfast will be available from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. For more information, contact Rusty Flowers at 304-543-8325 or

ARC Rummage Sale: A rummage sale to benefit the The Appalachian Reading Center’s partial scholarship program will be held at the ARC offices from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For directions or more information, call 304-744-8188 or visit

Marmet Music/Dance: No Regrets will perform from 7 until 10 p.m. at the Marmet Recreation Center, 8505 MacCorkle Ave., Marmet. Admission is $10 per person.

Kanawha Kordsmen: The award-winning Kanawha Kordsmen Barbershop Chorus will present its 45th annual show, “Everyone in Harmony,” at the Davis Fine Arts Center, West Virginia State University, Institute, at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the four-part a cappella harmony produced by the Kanawha Kordsmen, the show will feature a special guest, a mixed choir, Harmony ReChoired. Tickets are available from chapter members,, or call 304-346-SING (7464). Tickets are $15 at the door, $12 in advance. WVSU students and faculty members with be admitted free with ID.

Retro Country: Retro Country will perform at the Braxton County Jamboree, 69 Parsons Drive in Gassaway, from 7 until 10 p.m. The cover charge is $4 per person. For further information, phone 304-993-7693.

Sunday, June 2

CGVFD Photo Fund Drive: From noon to 5 p.m., the Cedar Grove Volunteer Fire Department will offer portrait photography at the fire station. No appointment is necessary. A $20 donation receives a 10-inch-by-13-inch portrait. Proceeds will be used for the department to update firefighting and rescue equipment.

Monday, June 3

VBS: Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church, 607 Shrewsbury St., Charleston, and Central Community Tabernacle will have a joint vacation Bible school at Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church from 5 to 8:30 p.m. June 3 through June 7. Dinner will be served from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Van transportation will be provided. For more information, contact Karen Williams, 304-543-0248, or Pastor Bradley Williams, 304-542-2649.

Art Open Studio Deadline: Today is the deadline to register for the Wednesday, June 5, art open studio at the Roosevelt Neighborhood Center, 502 Ruffner Ave., Charleston. Limited to 14 enrollees, the studio will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. There is a $5 participation fee, with paints, brushes and canvas or paper provided. To register or receive more information, phone 304-348-0529 or email

Tuesday, June 4

Summer Morning Yoga: Led by instructor Debora Mattingly, free morning yoga classes will be offered from 6 to 7 a.m. each Tuesday through July at Magic Island on Charleston’s West Side. Bring a mat. For more details, call the Charleston Parks and Recreation Department at 304-348-6860.

Funerals for Sunday, October 13, 2019

Adams, Tammy - 2 p.m., Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Averson, Louie - 2 p.m., Armstrong Funeral Home, Whitesville.

Durst, Betty - 3 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Elkins, Norwood - 2 p.m., Spencer Chapel, Hewett.

Farley, Richard - 2 p.m., Henson & Kitchen Mortuary, Huntington.

Hatten, Joseph - 1 p.m., Casdorph & Curry Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Light, David - 2 p.m., O’Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Samples, Romie - 2 p.m., The Family Cemetery, Procious.

Williamson, Hi - 11 a.m., Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Chapmanville.