Community Calendar

*Pop opera star Fernando Varela, often compared to opera legend Luciano Pavarotti, will perform live in concert at Bluefield College, Tuesday, October 28th at 7:30pm in Harman Chapel.  The concert is open and free to Blue Mountain season ticket holders and members of the Bluefield College family.  Individual tickets for non-BC and non-Blue Mountain members are $15 for adults and $10 for students.  For more information, call 304-324-3234, or email

*The Alderson Hospital 'O Horrors is coming!  
The Alderson Hospitality House has a long and varied history, and is no stranger to ghosts.  Greenbrier Valley residents know the Hospitality House as a non-profit dedicated to supporting the women of the Alderson Women’s Federal Prison Camp during their transition to and from incarceration.  However, prior to its current incarnation, the house was a hospital, formed in the 1920s by five doctors in Alderson to address the growing community’s health care needs. The house’s brief history as a hospital is the inspiration for this year’s haunted house fundraiser.  Come explore the dark ghosts of the Hospitality House, while supporting its mission, during the Alderson Hospital o’ Horrors!  The house will be open on October 28th-30th from 7pm-9pm.  There will also be a spook-free area in the park in front of the house, with fun activities appropriate for all ages.  The Alderson Hospitality House is located at 203 High St in Alderson.  Visit for more info.

*Herndon Consolidated School in Bud, WV is hosting a Fall Festival on Saturday, November 1st from 5pm-9pm.  There will be bounce houses, carnival games with prizes, hayrides, cake walks, food and lots more!  Fun for the whole family!

A Gospel Jamboree free and open to the public is scheduled for Saturday, November 1st from 10am-6pm at Freedom House Ministries, located at 1818 Jefferson Street in Bluefield, WV.  Co-sponsored by Open Heart Ministries and Freedom House Ministries, the jamboree will feature choirs from several churches and solo musical performers from as far as Morgantown and North Carolina.  Preaching, teaching and testimonies will be heard between musical performances.  Food and refreshments will be served throughout the day, proceeds going to Open Heart Ministries, a Christian-based, non-profit community alliance dedicated to assisting temporarily homeless people, irrespective of age, color, race, or religious affiliation.

*Thompson Valley Community Center will begin their monthly - Free Admission - Music Jam starting Saturday, November 1st at 6pm, then continuing every 1st Saturday of each month until March 2015.  The Plum Creek Quilters will be selling food starting at 5:30pm, everyone welcome to attend.   Local musicians/choirs are encouraged to come and participate.  Contact Tammy Allison 276 200-4179 if anyone is interested.  EVERYONE WELCOME!

*There will be a Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 8th from 12pm-4pm at the Mercer County 4-H Camp.  The Glenwood Bible in the Schools committee will be sponsoring the event.  Vendors will be set up in the assembly hall and a spaghetti dinner ($5-carryout available) will be held in the dining hall.  Thirty-one, Scentsy, Origami Owl, Jewelry, Crafts and more! Please contact Lisa Pruett 304-425-1670 as soon as possible to reserve a space.

*Fayetteville Baptist Church is having a Bean Lunch on Friday, November 7th from 11am-1pm.  Donations accepted, local delivery available, dine in or carry out, call ahead orders 304-574-1074.  All proceeds go to fund our annual program of providing holiday dinners for needy families.

Please join us for a Benefit Auction on Saturday, November 8th at Bluefield Intermediate School to help raise money for Mrs. Chahar's special needs class at Bluefield Intermediate Schoo!  Lots of great items will be auctioned off including: Sabika, Thirty-One, bicycles, tanning sessions, gift certificates, gas cards, Pink Zebra, 4 tickets to a WVU Men's basketball game, professional photography sessions, and much more!  We will also be auctioning off a Myrtle Beach vacation! Vendors will be set up prior to the auction, so you can get an early start on Christmas shopping.  Concessions will also be sold.  Doors open at 5pm, Auction begins at 6pm.

*Thompson Valley Community Center and the Plum Creek Quilters are hosting a Crafter's Bazaar on Saturday, November 8th from 9am-3pm.  Come purchase beautiful hand made gifts from local talented crafters.  Contact Tammy Allison for more info at 276-200-4179.

*Artist and photographer Kristofer Plona will present “Vistas:  Photographs from the Appalachian Trail” during an art exhibit at Bluefield College, now through November 14th, 8am-6pm each day. For more information, call 276-326-4558.

*The pre-entrance test for the McDowell County Career and Technology Center School of Practical Nursing  Class of 2015-2016, will be given on Wednesdays : November 11th, 2014,  February 11th, February 25th, March 11th, March 25th, and April 15, 2015 at the Career and Technology Center.  Pre-registration for the exam is required. There is an exam fee. The exam will start promptly at 11am. Questions may be directed to 436-6180.

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