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Metro West Calendar: May 22-May 28, 2019

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Thursday, May 23

Pilot Social: Pilots and those interested in aviation are invited to a free Pilot Social, sponsored by the Civil Air Patrol and hosted by the Capital Jet Center. The social will offer general aviation pilots an opportunity to come together and discuss hot topics, changes/updates in regulations, career exploration and other topics. It will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Capital Jet Center, 300 Eagle Mountain Road, Charleston. Services offered by the Capital Jet Center as well as opportunities and benefits of membership in Civil Air Patrol will be highlighted. For additional information, contact CAP Commander Debbie Butler-Case at 304-389-0556 or visit or, on Facebook at WV013.

Library Tech Time: “Tech Time at the Library: Basic Computer Maintenance” will begin at 6 p.m. at the St. Albans Public Library. Is your computer lagging or acting erratically? The library’s resident techie, Evan Swisher, will teach a few basic maintenance techniques to keep your computer in peak condition. This session of Tech Time will be held in the community room on the library’s second floor.

Friday, May 24

Community Safety Resource Event: At 4 p.m. at the St. Albans City Pool, tThe St. Albans Fire Department and Kanawha County Emergency Management and Floodplain Management will host a program introducing to the capabilities of its public safety resources, departments, personnel and equipment. Informational literature and handouts will be provided. Various emergency response vehicles will be on site for tours. Agencies represented will be the St. Albans Fire and Police departments, Kanawha County Emergency Management, Kanawha County Ambulance and the West Virginia Fire Marshal’s Office.

Saturday, May 25

Clothes Closet: The Adult Sunday School Class of the Fifth Avenue Church of God will open its Clothes Closet from 10 a.m. to noon to those in need of good, clean summer clothes free of charge. The church is located on the corner of Fifth Avenue and E Street in South Charleston. Park in the E Street parking lot and enter the church in the side door, go down the stairs and follow the signs. For more information, call 304-542-5327.

ARC Rummage Sales: Rummage sales 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. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1. For directions or more information, call 304-744-8188 or visit

Lions’ Hot Dog/Bake Sale: The Loudendale Lions Club will have a hot dog sale and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the community building.

Open Horse Show: The Elk River Boots and Saddle Club will host an open horse show at 1 p.m. at 70 Country Lane in Elkview. For more information, visit the club’s Facebook page, call 304-541-6399 or email

Gospel Sing/Dinner: 11th Hour from Nashville, will sing, along with evangelist Garrett Fitch, from Wheelersburg, Ohio, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Capitol City Baptist Church, 149 Seventh Ave., South Charleston. A BBQ rib and chicken dinner will be served, as well, beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 26

11th Hour: 11th Hour from Nashville will sing at 10:30 a.m. at Capitol City Baptist Church, 149 Seventh Ave., South Charleston.

Ballroom Dance Classes: Six-week sessions of ballroom dance classes will begin today at the Academy of Arts at January’s on Tennessee Avenue on Charleston’s West Side. American Foxtrot and waltz classes will be taught each Sunday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. through June 30, for adults and teenagers. The cost is $90 per couple or $55 per single. Pre-registration is required; call Nina at 304-419-5636.

Tuesday, May 28

Ladies of St. Albans Bingo: All ladies are invited to play Bingo, starting at 6 p.m. at the St. Albans Historical Society, 404 Fourth Ave., St. Albans. The cost is $2 per card plus wrapped or bagged gift ($5 value). Refreshments will be served.

Sherlock Holmes Discussion Group: The Norwood Builders Society, a Sherlock Holmes Discussion Group, will at 6 p.m. at the Dunbar Branch Library, 301 12th St., Dunbar. A video of “The Adventure of the Norwood Builder” will be presented. Discussion will follow. For more information, call 304-343-1680. Visitors are welcome and refreshments will be served. This will be the last meeting before summer break. Meetings will resume in August.

Funerals for Friday, July 19, 2019

Cawley Jr., George - 3 p.m., Gatens - Harding Funeral Home, Poca.

Cunningham, Corinna - 11 a.m., Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mt. Lookout.

Evenson, Warren - 2 p.m., Donel C. Kinnard State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

Lawrence, Jerry - 1 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

Ratliff, Sarah - 2 p.m., Odd Fellow Cemetery, Oak Hill.

Williams, Scott - 11 a.m., Gatens - Harding Funeral Home, Poca.