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*Come join Thompson Valley Community Center in Tazewell, VA for a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 4th from 7:30am-11:30am!  All proceeds to the Thompson Valley Community Center Annual Homecoming Event.  For more info check out

*Bluefield College will host its annual Appalachian Festival, Saturday, April 11th from 10am-4pm.  Local artists, crafters, cooks, authors, and other vendors and are invited to take part in the Appalachian Festival.  For a vendor registration form, visit, email, or call 276-326-4203.

*Artist Sandra Bowden, one of the most inspiring Christian artists in America, will display her works at Bluefield College through April 11th.  Visual artist Sandra Bowden has been interpreting Scripture through mixed media for more than 40 years, and for the next three months she will present some of her interpretations at Bluefield College in an art exhibit titled “With Word and Song," in BC’s Art Gallery on the first floor of Lansdell Hall, 8am-6pm weekdays.  Weekend hours may be obtained by calling the Bluefield College Art Department at 276-326-4558.‚Äč

*The pre-entrance test for the McDowell County Career and Technology Center School of Practical Nursing  Class of 2015-2016, will be given on Wednesday, April 15th 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 304-436-6180.

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!

*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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