Girls’ Fun Fitness Night Out benefit set for Dec. 5

TEAYS VALLEY — Revved Up CrossFit at Teays Physical Therapy Center is hosting the 4th annual Girls’ Fun Fitness Night Out from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5. This is a fundraising event to support the Putnam County Backpack Buddies, an organization designed to fill backpacks with food and other items for less fortunate students to be able to take home and enjoy.

The evening is designed specifically for the ladies of our community to come out and enjoy food, fellowship with friends, vendors to complete Christmas shopping, a photo booth, and a light workout for all abilities.

Last year this event raised over $4,500 for Putnam County Backpack Buddies and this year the goal is $6,000. Admission is $25. To register, call 304-757-7293 or email

Dem Women’s Club plans holiday luncheon

HURRICANE — The Putnam County Democratic Women’s Club is hosting a Christmas Holiday Luncheon at noon on Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Sleepy Hollow Golf Club in Hurricane.

Cost is $14 per person. All Putnam County Democratic Organization Members are invited to attend. There will be an installation of officers. RSVP by Wednesday, Dec. 4, by calling 304-727-1509.

Schools developmental screenings set for Dec. 6

TEAYS VALLEY — Putnam County Schools Developmental Screenings will be held Friday, Dec. 6, at the Teays Valley Presbyterian Church, Teays Valley Road. Children ages 2 1/2 to 4 will be screened for speech/language, hearing, vision, motor skills, social skills, self-help and cognition. Call 304-586-0500, ext. 1112, to schedule an appointment.

Kids’ Choir Christmas musical performance set in Scott Depot

SCOTT DEPOT — The Kids Point Kids’ Choir of Teays Valley Church of God will present a musical drama entitled “Angels Say What?” at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1. The heartwarming musical features a cast of 36 children who tell the Christmas story from the angels’ perspective through song and dance. This lighthearted musical is fun for the whole family and will usher in your holiday season withjoy. A free punch and cookie reception will follow.

Teays Valley Church of God is located at 185 Connection Point in Scott Depot, just east of Rocky Step off Teays Valley Road. Call 304-757-9222 for more information.

West Teays Elementary craft fair set for Dec. 7

HURRICANE — The 19th annual West Teays Elementary craft fair is 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, in the former Magic Mart building in Liberty Square Plaza.

The craft fair boasts over 150 booths filled with skillful artisans from our valley offering an array of goods such as woodwork, jewelry, ornaments, candles, soaps, holiday decor, cosmetics and more.

There will also be concessions including hot dogs, chips and Ridge View BBQ sandwiches. Special visitors from the North Pole will make an appearance from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. as well.

“Shoppers flock from all over, supporting our school and the fine talent of our state,” the West Teays PTO said in a news release. “We have been able to do so much for our students and school from the proceeds following this event each year. Please join us on Dec. 7 for some great holiday shopping!”

2019 Pesticide Recertification Class set for Dec. 9

WINFIELD — The 2019 Pesticide Recertification Class will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9, in the Putnam County Commission’s Chambers (Room 221) at the Old Winfield Courthouse (12093 Winfield Road).

This year’s topics will include: High Tunnel Scouting; Insect Pest Management in Fruit Trees; Internal Parasites; Spotted Wing Drosophila and Yellow Foxtail.

In order to maintain a current private pesticide applicator’s license, you must have 10 hours of approved educational classes every three years. If you have any questions, contact Chuck Talbott at WVU Extension Service for assistance, 304-586-0217.

Kelsey Martin earns degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic

DAVENPORT, Iowa — Kelsey Martin of Hurricane graduated with a doctor of chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus in Port Orange, Florida, on Sept. 27.

Palmer College of Chiropractic bills itself as “the first and largest chiropractic college in the world.”

Winfield UMC to host Parents Night Out on Dec. 13

WINFIELD — Winfield United Methodist Church will host a Parents Night Out from 5 until 9 p.m. on Dec. 13.

Children between age of preschool to 12 years are welcome to come to an evening filled with lots of fun while their parents enjoy dinner, a movie, shopping or other date night activities.

There will be a snack supper, games/activity, craft, movie, and a visit from Santa.

Reservations are required by calling 304-586-3795. Call now to reserve your spot.

Turkey Day Workout set on Thanksgiving Nov. 28

SCOTT DEPOT — Area residents are invited to “Burn before the bird” at Tri-County YMCA’s annual Turkey Day Workout. The YMCA will be open for both members and nonmembers from 8 until 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 28, with a special group fitness class at 8:15 a.m. Admission is $5 or two cans of nonperishable food.

Hurricane Civic Chorus to present holiday concert

HURRICANE — The Hurricane Civic Chorus, directed by Dr. Ilse Renee-Long, is preparing for its upcoming concert titled “The Sounds of the Season.” This 35-member male and female community chorus will perform beloved classics of the season along with a few other pieces. The public is welcome to this free concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church in Hurricane (2848 Putnam Ave.). A brief reception will follow the concert.

For more information, check out the Hurricane Civic Chorus Facebook page or contact

Free ACT Math Prep Review in Scott Depot

SCOTT DEPOT — In preparation for the next ACT Test, Teays Valley Church of God is hosting a free math review from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Dec. 7. The class will be led by a certified math teacher.

To register your student, call 304-757-9222. Space is limited. Teays Valley Church of God is now located at 185 Connection Point, just east of Rocky Step off Teays Valley Road.

Santa’s Workshop & Holiday Open House set for Dec. 7

CHARLESTON — Edgewood Summit, located at 300 Baker Lane, Charleston, will host its annual Santa’s Workshop and Open House from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Edgewood Summit’s Annual Santa’s Workshop is the place to find one-of-kind treasures. Local vendors will be on hand to offer a wide assortment of gifts and crafts. Kids can visit with Santa while parents shop. Santa will be onsite from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. There will also be live entertainment and the Courtyard Café will be open for lunch.

For more information, email

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