Metro West Calendar: Jan. 8-Jan. 14, 2020

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Wednesday, Jan. 8

Spaghetti Dinner: Highlawn Baptist Church at 2304 Jefferson Ave. in St. Albans will be holding their monthly spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. It’ll be take out or dine in, and adult meals for $8 include spaghetti with sauce, bread, salad and drink. Child portions are $5. For more information, call 304-727-7802.

Barbershop Singing: Do you like to sing? Then give Barbershop a try! Barbershop singing is a hobby enjoyed by thousands of men and women across the world. There are conventions, competitions, shows and educational events. If you like to sing, won’t you consider giving it a try? Harmony ReChoired, the mixed chorus of the Greater Kanawha Valley Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, meets Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at West Virginia State University in the choir room at 201 Davis Fine Arts Building, Institute. For more information, call 304-346-SING, send email to or go to

Thursday, Jan. 9

Woodworkers Club: The Valley Woodworkers of West Virginia Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at its clubhouse at 300 12th St., Dunbar. Meetings are open to all skill levels, from novice to professional. Learn how to improve your woodworking skills and share your skills with others. Learn how to safely operate all types of woodworking tools and machinery. Help build toys for the annual Salvation Army Christmas Toy Project and build items for you and your family in the club’s workshop. For additional information, visit

KV Coin Club: The Kanawha Valley Coin Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the South Charleston Public Library, 312 Fourth Ave., South Charleston. For more information, call 304-727-4062 or visit

Friday, Jan. 10

Grade School Dance: Fourth and fifth grade students are invited to a grade school dance, taking place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the St. Albans MUC, 1499 MacCorkle Ave. in St. Albans. Admission is free, as are pizza and refreshments, along with music and raffles for prizes. The dance is sponsored by the St. Albans Parks and Recreation Department.

Open Mic Night: Ron Sowell’s Open Mic will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Unity of Kanawha Valley at 804 Myrtle Road in Charleston. General admission is $4 and $2 for seniors, kids and performers. Performer signups begin at 7 p.m. For more information, call 304-345-0021 or email

Saturday, Jan. 11

Performing Arts Clinic: The Appalachian Children’s Chorus will host a Performing Arts Clinic, for children in grades kindergarten through eight, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Oakwood Baptist Church, 855 Oakwood Road in Charleston. Participants will attend three classes, one in music, led by the Appalachian Children’s Chorus; another in drama, led by the Children’s Theatre of Charleston; and one in dance, led by the River City Youth Ballet. The cost is $25 per child with early registration or $35 at the door; financial aid is available for those who qualify. To register or receive more information, call 304-343-1111, email or visit the ACC website: The Appalachian Children’s Chorus is also conducting spring enrollment throughout January. Enrollment is open to children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Charleston Calligraphy Guild: The Charleston Calligraphy Guild will meet at the Rock Lake Presbyterian Church in South Charleston at 11 a.m. For further information, contact JoAnne Jacobs at 304-344-9553 or Denise Erwin at 304-562-3164. New members are welcome.

Monday, Jan. 13

Mall Storytime Program: The Kanawha County Public Library will host a special storytime event, “Shake, Rattle and Read,” in the Center Court of Charleston Town Center at 1:30 p.m. Rock out with KCPL librarians and celebrate music, movement and stories. There will also be yoga for children and a musical parade with an assortment of instruments. This event is free.

Kanawha Kordsmen: The Kanawha Kordsmen, the all-male chorus of the Greater Kanawha Valley Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society, meets Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at the Columbia Gas Building Auditorium, 1700 MacCorkle Ave., S.E., Charleston. For more information, call 304-346-SING, email or go to

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Nitro Wastewater Utility: Nitro Regional Wastewater Utility will hold its monthly meeting at 3 p.m. at the Nitro Convention and Visitors Bureau, 201 21st St. in Nitro. A copy of the agenda will be available in the Sanitary Board office on the day of the meeting.

Business After Hours: The South Charleston Chamber of Commerce will host a Business After Hours networking event from 5 to 7 p.m. at Café Appalachia, 206 D St., South Charleston. Election of the Chamber Board of Directors will also take place. The cost is $10 for Chamber of Commerce members and $15 for nonmembers. RSVP to or call 304-744-0051.

Funerals for Monday, January 27, 2020

Davis, Valerie - 11 a.m., Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans.

Hamrick, Leonard - 1 p.m., Waters Funeral Chapel, Summersville.

Hughes Jr., Denver - 1 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Keen, Cora - 2 p.m., Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

Lazear, Elizabeth - 7 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Masters, Delores - 1 p.m., Glen Ferris Apostolic Church, Glen Ferris.

Milroy, Miller - 11 a.m., Simons-Coleman Funeral Home, Richwood.

Petro, Edith - 11 a.m., Cunningham-Parker-Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Phelps, Herbert - 2 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Stanley, Gary - 1 p.m., Pryor Funeral Home, East Bank.

Stewart, Donna - 1 p.m., First United Methodist Church, South Charleston.

Walker, Iva - 1 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Wilkinson, Catharine - Noon, Raynes Funeral Home, Eleanor Chapel.

Williams, Joseph - 3 p.m., Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.