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Jingle Bell Run

5K Timed & Untimed $30; 1 Mile Walk $25; Kids Run $15; Prices increase $5 Sept. 1 and Nov. 1; Jingle in Your Jammies $30 Bring your furry friend and participate in our NEW Dog Costume Contest. Dress up too for a chance to win your own unique prize. There will be exhibits and a silent auction in the auditorium. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. Kids Kandy Kane Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. Arty Elf and Olaf Snowman will be there to greet the kids! 5K Race and Walk begin at 9:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Register at www.jbr.org/charlestonwv. For more information contact Cathy Schrader at 304-205-1514 or [email protected]

Meow Cat Rescue WV presents Vera Bradley Designer Purse Bingo

Meow Cat Rescue WV will host a Vera Bradley Designer Purse Bingo with LuLaRoe at 6 p.m., Saturday, August 26th at the NITRO Moose Lodge, 101 1st Ave, Nitro, WV. We have over $5,000 worth of authentic purses from Vera Bradley and LuLaRoe too! Doors will open promptly at 4:30 p.m. and BINGO starts at 6 p.m. Admission is $20 prior to the event and $25 at the door and includes 9 faces per game/20 games in a packet. There will also be special raffle games, 50/50 raffle, extra game packets, silent auction items and concessions. There is also a special gift for the first 100 paid participants THRU the door. Registration can be done via our website www.meowcatrescuewv.com/shop. For more information or to register or donate online, visitwww.facebook.com/meowcatrescuewv. **Please NOTE that seating is first come first serve. We CANNOT guarantee large parties will sit together so come early! **Children are welcome to join us however all participants must be 18 years of age to PLAY bingo per the state of WV. **This is a non smoking venue.

Girls Night Out

Now attracting more than 1,000 women from the tri-state area, GNO is a party women don’t want to miss. Local restaurants prepare their tastiest bites and male volunteers wait on guests with signature drinks, beer or wine from the bar. Photo opportunities abound, as GNO is widely known for its stunning décor. This year’s theme: Be Boho Chic, Live Violence Free. Inside the event, guests can shop a beautifully staged silent auction of over 100 items and dance the night away to live DJ entertainment. Tickets $125 thru August 1st; $150 starting August 2nd at www.gnowv.com

“White Party” at the Bluefield Area Arts Center

A throwback to the day when seasons dictated fashion. A “White Party” celebrates Spring. Come out for a posh evening of live music and dancing at the Bluefield Area Arts Center. Tickets are $40 and include heavy hors d’oeurves, silent auction, fashion show (vote for your favorite), live entertainment, live DJ till 11 P.M. There will be a cash bar. To make reservations call 304-589-0339

Cheat River Festival

First weekend in May, every year – Cheat Fest 2017 is May 5th and 6th, 2017. Gates open Friday night from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. The festival grounds in Albright, West Virginia will once again transform into a haven for boaters, music lovers, and families. Bands from all over Appalachia will entertain crowds with live music. Held rain or shine, Cheat Fest is always a good time! There will be activities for the whole family including kids' tents and parade, delicious food, art market, 5K, downriver race, vendors, live entertainment, workshops, silent auction and raffles. Kids under twelve are free! Kids of all ages can congregate at the ever-growing Kid’s Tent from noon ’till 5:00 p.m. on Saturday for a host of hands-on activities.

11th Annual FODC Spring Meltdown

Looking for some new outdoor gear for your summer recreational activities? Searching for a deal on a getaway to Walt Disney World Resort or a rafting trip on the New River? The Friends of Deckers Creek Spring Meltdown has it all! Come to FODC’s 11th Annual Spring Meltdown on April 22nd, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 12 .am., at Morgantown Brewing Company. Free entry to this family-friendly silent and live auction. The night also features live music, with an intermission for the live auction from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Learn more at deckerscreek.org, or call 304-292-3970 for more information.

“The Murderer Who Came to Dinner”- a Murder Mystery Masquerade

Test your detective skills during an evening of murder and mystery at The Murderer Who Came to Dinner'- a Murder Mystery Masquerade Saturday, April 8 from 7-10 p.m. at Marshall University's Don Morris Room, with entertainment by Murder and Merriment. Your ticket includes an elegant dinner catered by Sodexo America LLS and a chance to guess "Who done it?" during the interactive murder mystery for a grand prize trip for two aboard the Valley Gem Sternwheeler! Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on silent auction items from local businesses including ACE adventure, Cass Scenic Railroad, Marshall Artists Series, and many more! Purchase your tickets today at Eventbrite.com. Single admission tickets are $45, couple admission $75, and group admission for a table of 8 for $225. For more information, contact Mikaela Keener at [email protected]

Eastern Panhandle Home Show

The Home Show offers the public an opportunity to view more than a hundred businesses under one roof, from home builders to re-modelers, banks, lenders, landscape companies and heating and air conditioning contractors, to ask questions and receive information from the the exhibitors. Visitors can also participate in a silent auction with a large variety of items from exhibitors and businesses. Admission is free for the two days.

Annual Aurora Barn Dance

Join the Aurora Project for the Annual Aurora Barn Dance! Enjoy an afternoon of music and dancing, featuring Born Old and Aurora Celtic. There will be a silent auction, and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free for children under 10. Contact the Aurora Project by phone at 304-735-3620 or email [email protected] for more information.

Battle of the Chefs Wine & Jazz Night

Battle of the Chefs Wine & Jazz Night at the Chuck Mathena Center. For a fun night of great food, Jazz music, silent auctions, powerful stories and more, join Chefs Rick Tabor (Fincastle on the Mountain) Clint Neel (Your Grate Escape), David Hardin (David’s at the Club) Hype Events ministries and Child Protect of Mercer County, Inc.