Community Calendar

*Come out and join us for some Sabika Bingo on Friday, April 24th, at Mercer Elementary.  All proceeds will go to the Princeton Middle School National Junior Honor Society.  There will also be raffles, door prizes, vendors, concessions and more! The doors will open at 5pm and Bingo will begin at 6pm.

*Sun Valley Ruritan will have a Ramp Dinner on Saturday, April 25th from 4pm-7pm, at the club building at Lerona, Rt. 20, 6 miles North of Athens. Adults $10, children $5 and children under the age of 6, are FREE with an adult.

*Did you have to pay a penalty when you filed your 2014 taxes because you didn’t have healthcare coverage last year?  The penalty for not having coverage in 2015 will be increased for each uninsured individual or family, and is imposed after 3 months without 2015 coverage.  Advanced Patient Advocacy is here to help you. Talk with a federally-certified Navigator at Princeton Community Hospital from 8am-12pm on Saturday, April 25th. Assistance is free! For more information, visit Advanced Patient Advocacy on the web at 

*The works of Bluefield College art students will be on display during a Spring Student Art Show on campus, through April 30th.  Open and free to the public, the Spring Student Art Show will run from 8am-6pm on weekdays in the BC Art Gallery on the first floor of Lansdell Hall.

1st Official Lil G day is Saturday, May 2nd at Jack Asbury Square in Bluefield, VA from 10am-3pm.  Bake sale, vendors, silent auction, yard sale and more. Vendor setup fee $30.  Yardsale fee $10. Money due April 17. Vendors include: Mary Kay, Paparazzi, Scentsy, Origami Owl, Thirty-One, and Princeton Silverettes. Contact Jessica Carillo at 2762452464, or Terry Smith at 304-922-9079. All proceeds go to Lil Gs!

*The Nemours Ruritan Club will be hosting an "All-You-Can-Eat" Pancake Breakfast and Flea Market on Saturday, May 2nd from 7am-11am.  Adults meals are $5.00; children under 12 is $3.00.  50/50 Tickets will also be available.  This event will take place at the Nemours Ruritan Community Center.

*There will be a Bible In The Schools Gospel Benefit Singing & Auction on Saturday, May 9th from 10am-7pm at the Glenwood 4-H Camp.  There will be various groups and individuals singing.  Our auction will help raise funds to keep Bible In The Schools!  Proceeds will benefit ALL schools in the Mercer County area.  For more info, call 304-324-7842.

*Women from Appalachia who haven’t had access to higher education or whose circumstances have left them in poverty or some other financial or personal predicament now have hope for a new beginning, thanks to the New Opportunity School for Women at Bluefield College.  Applications are being accepted now for the 2015 session, May 10th-30th.   For more information please call 304-887-7738 or email

*On June 20th, West Virginia celebrates the anniversary of the creation of West Virginia as the 35th state. Jump Start, a volunteer group bringing new life to downtown Princeton, is sponsoring the celebration of West Virginia Day in the Dick Copeland Town Square from 2pm-8pm.  Music will be provided by Valley Bluegrass and Barry Bowman.  Re-enactors, Phoebe Belcher Clay, the first settler of West Virginia, Arthur Boreman, the first governor of West Virginia and a coal miner giving the history of the life of a West Virginia coal miner will be speaking.  The WVU Mountaineer Mascot will be in attendance. Food will be available by Nona’s Italian Kitchen and the Mercer County Historical Society with free cupcakes at Almost Heaven Bakery. A book signing will be held at Dayfly bookstore. Come join in the fun and celebrate West Virginia. Games and prizes for children. Vendors welcome, call 304-425-6189 for more info. 

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