Community Calendar

*Benefit Car & Bike Show with a bike ride and car cruise following the show. The show will be in downtown Iaeger on Saturday, June 25th, beginning at 12pm. The ride and cruise will be from Iaeger to Pioneer Community Bank in Welch, to Pioneer Community Bank in War then back to Iaeger. The entry fee is $10. All makes and models are welcome! There will be a DJ. Concessions will be sold. The event is sponsored by employees of Pioneer Community Bank for the benefit of a co-worker who is a cancer patient.

*The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive on Thursday, June 30th from 12pm-5pm at American National University in Princeton. ANU is located at 421 Hilltop Drive. For additional information or to pre-register contact Mary Pritt at 304-431-1613 or

*First Christian Church of Bluefield, West Virginia, will host its Fifth Annual Celebrate America Concert, Thursday, June 30th at 7pm. The concert is open and free to the public and will include a free hot dog supper before the concert at 5:30pm in Bethany Hall in the lower level of the church. The Celebrate America Concert will feature musicians Donald Kensinger, Suzanne Lowry, Harold Brown, and the First Christian Church Chancel Choir, along with other guest musicians from the area. The music will include a variety of well-loved patriotic favorites. In additioan, military service men and women will be honored during the program. First Christian Church is located at 2200 Bland Road in Bluefield, West Virginia. Come celebrate America and bring your family and friends.

*Come on out to support the Unified Graham Chargers!  We are a youth football and cheer league that provides free registration to youth of Mercer and Tazewell County!  We are currently working on raising the funds to make sure we have the uniforms and equipment required to make sure that everyone has a great and safe season!  So please come out for some delicious Chic-fil-A for dinner! A percentage of all sales will be going right back into your community to help kids get to play football or to be a cheerleader!!  We will be at the Chic-fil-A in Mercer Mall on Thursday July 28th from 5pm-8pm.

*Bluefield College will host a summer art show, titled "Realism in Appalachia, now through August 26th, featuring the works of portrait artist Eric Beavers, first floor of Lansdell Hall from 8am-6pm weekdays. Open and free to the public. For more information, call 276-326-4558.

*Plum Creek Quilters are seeking and accepting vendor applications for the Annual Craft Bazaar, to be held this year on Saturday, August 27th, from 8am-3pm.  For info, please call Tammy Allison at 276-979-6536.  Purchase beautiful handmade gifts from local talented crafters. A gift to cherish for a lifetime.  Concession will be available.

*The 13th Annual Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival is September 8th-11th at the Appalachian South Folklife Center in Pipestem, WV. Come enjoy a weekend long immersion in the creative arts featuring 4 stages of music and dance performances, workshops, artisan vendors, healing arts, kids activities including a costume parade, camping and much more on a beautiful mountaintop in Southern West Virginia. Guests can camp onsite or lodge at nearby Pipestem State Park, just about a mile  from the festival site. For tickets and more information please call 304-320-8833 or visit

*The Mercer County Animal Shelter, in conjunction with the Mercer County Commission and the Mercer County Humane Society, are beginning efforts to renovate the shelter to incorporate a spay/neuter clinic.  The goal will be accomplished with fundraising events, grants, corporate and private donations.  The Mercer County Spay/Neuter Clinic will provide low cost spay/neuter for the residents of Mercer County upon completion.  An immediate goal of $10,000 will be matched by the Mercer County Humane Society to help make the dream a reality.  Contact us to find out how you can help contribute by assisting with fundraisers!  Donations can be made at the shelter or online at 

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