Weekend Update

Weekend Update for May 7, 8, 9


COVID VACCINE registration www.dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/Vaccine.aspx

The Bissell Pet Foundations Empty the Shelter event is on….at the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association. NOW thru Sunday May 9th. Reduced adoption FEES. More information on the Kanawha Charleston humane association Facebook page and at www.bisellpetfoundation.org/ETS

One in Three mothers struggle with their diaper supply. Donate Diapers with the DIAPER DROP CHARLITIES to supply low income families Johnstone & Gabhart in Charleston is one of the drop off locations for every diaper that is donated their office will match the donation. Other locations include Morgan Stanley in Laidley tower, RBC Financial in Laidley Tower, Northwestern Mutual on Tennessee Avenue, the YMCA in Charleston and Charleston Tennis Club. More information at www.wvlaw.net/2021/04/27/mothers-day-diaper-drop-event/

The Baby Love Pantry at Cross Lanes United Methodist Church is open from 10 am to noon on the first and third Fridays every month…there are no income restrictions, but a copy of the child’s birth certificate is needed. The next pantry date is FRI May 7th

Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin has announced the Spring 2021 “Team Up to Clean Up” city wide cleanup events thru May 22. Members of the public are encouraged to register to participate at www.charlestonwv.gov/cleanup or call 304 348-8174

SAT May 8th, a Breast Cancer Awareness Walk sponsored by the GFWC Woman’s Club of Cross Lanes in honor of Mary Fletcher and Mary Purdy 11 am-1 pm at the Nitro Walking Track on Park Avenue. Registration fee is $10 (Rain Date is May 22) 304 755 3450

SAT May 8-Sunday May 9, the Putnam County Animal Shelter and Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau will have the 6th Annual Benefit Dog Jog 5 K Run/walk. Tickets are $20 if purchased on or before April 24, $25 after April 24. [email protected] 304 757 7282

Second Saturday Concert at St. John’s continues to offer links Saturday at 7 pm….a virtual series of concerts shared by the Charleston Chamber Music Society which originate from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Go to Charlestonchambermusic.org and click on front row national. The concerts are FRE and available starting with the Saturday evening performance at 7 pm. Upcoming concert dates include May 8, June 12 and July 10

Starting in MAY, Kanawha State Forest will be hosting a six-race trail series of different races. A 5K Sunday May second at w pm, the Big Timer Trot 10K on Sunday June 13th, the Red, White and Blue 5 K on Sunday July 4, and the Dog Days of Summer 15 K on Sunday Aug 1the CCC Tree Army Legacy of Labor Day 10K on Monday Sept 6 and the final event is the Fall Classic Trail Half Marathon and color Run 5 K on Sunday Oct. 17th. For details visit www.ksfraceseries.com

“Pedal with a Purpose” fundraiser for Faith in Action of the Greater Kanawha Valley returns virtually…in the month of MAY. For more information call 304-881-7253 or visit www.faithinactiongkv.com


The Charleston Light Opera Guild production of “Putting it together” will be presented June17-20 and June 24-27 at the clay Center’s outdoor Susan Runyan Maier Sculpture Garden General admission is $20 tickets are on sale at 304 561-3570 and at www.theclaycenter.org

The St. Albans City Wide YARD SALE on Saturday MAY 15

SAT May 15th from 4-8 pm, St. Ablans Parks and Recreation Department presents a Spring Fling event at Roadside Park. Admission and attractions are FREE. Music by Slick Fitzwater, Heather Danielle and Burnsville Drive. Food with Joey’s Rockin’Dogs and Tacos, pepperoni rolls and Scooby Icy Treats. Face painting and the WV Foam Garage.

South Charleston ARMED FORCES DAY May 15

SAT May 15 the Kanawha Valley Chapter of Bikers against Child Abuse will have a child abuse awareness ride—100 miles! Starting at Riverside Cafe in Winfield. Registration starts at 11 am Prizes, 50/50, auctions cost is $15 per rider or $20 for doubles. Get more information and register at www.BACAworld.org Everyone is invited to come and participate!

Sunday May 16 the Appalachian Children’s Chorus performs its Spring Concert “The World of Dreams” at 3 pm at Haddad Riverfront Park Admission is FREE

Monster Jam at the Charleston coliseum and Convention Center June 4-6 ticketmaster.com www.monsterjam.com

SAT June 5 at Little Creek Golf course the South Charleston Lions club will host a four person , best ball scramble golf tournament entry fee is $200 per Team 304 744 8154 for details.

June 6 at Appalachian Power Park “Symphony Sunday”

FRI June 11 the Ken Ellis Park SummerFest with a Southern gospel Concert 6 pm-10 pm at the Park

Sat/Sun June 12 & 13 BrickUniverse LEGO Fan Festival at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center Tickets are Limited due to Covid-19 . www.brickuniverse.com/westvirginia

SAT June 12 a Cornhole Tournament at Ken Ellis Memorial Park cost is $25 per team of 2. Check in starts at 10 am a cash prize for the winning team.

June 11 & 12 the inaugural WV Coalfields Cook-off WV State BBQ and ATV Festival in Welch. Hosted by the city of Welch, it will feature the WV State BBQ Championships sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society for pro pitmaster and backyard BB Q Teams as well as live music on Friday and Saturday night, including a battle of the Bands. More information at www.wvcoalfildscookoff.com

FestivAll Charleston celebrates its 17th year with a hybrid experience from June 13-27 with a variety of in-person and virtual events featuring art, music, theatre, dance and more! May1-July 11 the FestivAll Summer Art Fair at Capitol Market. June1-30 “Show your Price Window Display Contest June 13 Carriage Trail Walk with Music, Art and Dance. June 13-27 FestivAll Porch Parade and Art for All Kids Juried Art Exhibition. June 17th-July 6 Downtown Open. June 20 Authors’ Roundtable and Social History Charleston Bike Tour, June 23 Art for ALL Awards Three Things: My first, My favorite, My Future and June 26-27 the Children’s Art Fair at Davis Park….More to be announced! Visit www.festivallcharleston.com/events

June 19-20 in Clendenin the “Homecoming Festival” visit www.clendeninhomecomingfestival.com