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Metro West Calendar: July 3-July 9,2019

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Wednesday, July 3

History Wednesday: At 9:30 a.m., Rebecca Park will portray Sudnar Tanner, an early 1800s settler who lived near Spencer, at the History Wednesday program at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in St. Albans. Admission is $5. The History Wednesday programs, featuring area performers in costume and character of past historical figures, will continue each week through July 24. Refreshments will be available after each program, which concludes with an activity and evaluation for and by the audiences. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church is located at 405 B St. in St. Albans. Call 304-727-1477 or 304-542-4161 if you have questions or wish to reserve a seat at the programs.

Thursday, July 4

Freedom Float: To raise funds for local 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

Littles’ Storytime: Littles’ Storytime programs are offered each Friday from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. for ages infant to 5, accompanied by a parent or guardian, at the First Presbyterian Church of St. Albans. The free program includes reading books, making crafts, playing games, singing songs and serving kid-friendly snacks. If you have questions or need to directions to the church, call First Presbyterian Church at 304-727-2241.

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.

Saturday, July 6

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.

Girls’ Night Out: Little Creek Park in South Charleston will have a Girls’ Night Out event from 5 to 9 p.m. Activities will include wine tasting, raffles, a bull-riding contest and onsite vendor displays. To inquire about vendor opportunities, contact Shawn Zuniga at 304-552-9780 (vendors must have state and city licenses).

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.

Tuesday, July 9

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

Basket-Weaving Classes: Basket-weaving classes are offered from 5 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday at BridgeValley Community & Technical College in South Charleston. For more information, call or text 304-389-2907.

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.