Painting class set at Cre8 Studios in St. Albans

St. ALBANS — Julia Conley will be teaching a painting class, “Bird’s Nest,” at Cre8 Studios, 76/78 Olde Main Plaza, St. Albans, from 10 a.m. until noon on Jan. 18 and on Jan. 22. Cost $30, ages 5-Adult. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. No experience is necessary.

Sign up on Facebook at CRe8 Studios Upstairs, or email

Red Hot Championship festival set for Jan. 25

HURRICANE — The Hurricane show choirs are hosting the Red Hot Championship festival on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the high school.

The lineup includes local schools Buffalo, Poca, Nitro, Sissionville, Herbert Hoover, Capital, and Winfield, as well as Beavercreek and Olentangy from Ohio and Clover Hill, Virginia. A total of 15 groups will perform.

Ticket prices are $15 for the entire day (come-and-go) for adults, kids 12 and under $10. The shows start at 8 a.m.; preliminary awards are at 4:45 p.m. and finals begin at 6 p.m.

Craft and vendor event to take place on Jan. 25

SCOTT DEPOT — Teays Valley Church of God will welcome 80 vendors to a Craft and Vendor event from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Local artists and business persons will be selling goods, and concessions will be available for purchase as well.

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

Lucas Cooper Earns Fall Semester Dean’s List Recognition at Ohio Wesleyan University

Hurricane resident makes Ohio Wesleyan University deans list

DELAWARE, Ohio — Lucas Cooper of Hurricane has been named to the 2019 fall semester Dean’s List at Ohio Wesleyan University.

To earn Dean’s List recognition, Ohio Wesleyan students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale in all applicable classes.

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is a liberal arts university located in Delaware, Ohio. The private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 25 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at

Old Mill Bakery hosting Meet and Greet on Jan. 18

HURRICANE — The Old Mill Bakery will be hosting a Meet and Greet from 11:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, to introduce the artists behind the shop’s newest art display.

Local artists Terry Quentrill, acrylic and mixed media, and Denise Erwin, mixed media and calligraphy, are displaying their work at The Old Mill Bakery, located at 200 Morris Court, Hurricane. Art on display will be available for purchase.

Trinity Yoga offers beginner yoga series in Hurricane

HURRICANE — Want to learn yoga from the ground up? Trinity Yoga in Hurricane offers a six-week Beginners Series. $75 for series. Classes meet once a week for one hour. Watch Facebook for details or call Trinity Yoga at 304-545-0203 to find out how to register.

Trinity Yoga offers Intimacy with God through yoga practice

HURRICANE — Intimacy with God through the practice of yoga is what Trinity Yoga is all about.

Located at 3465 Teays Valley Road in Hurricane, Trinity Yoga offers mostly gentle and beginner’s yoga classes for all ages that improve flexibility, improve sleep, and quiet the mind. All classes are gentle and great for beginners. Cost is $12 per class.

Check out the class schedule on Facebook (Trinity Yoga of WV) or contact Debbie Jones, RYT, at 304-545-0203.

Valley Woodworkers meet on second Thursday monthly

DUNBAR, W.Va. — Valley Woodworkers of West Virginia Club meets at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at our Clubhouse at 300 12th St., Dunbar, West Virginia.

Open to all skill levels from novice to professional. Learn how to improve your woodworking skills and share your skills with others. Learn how to safely operate all types of woodworking tools and machinery. Help build toys for the Salvation Army Christmas Toy Project, and build items for you and your family in the Club’s Workshop.

Hurricane Civic Chorus open to all newcomers

HURRICANE — Do you like to sing?

The Hurricane Civic Chorus invites music lovers from all over the area to join them. The HCC meets every Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Forrest Burdette UMC, 2848 Putnam Ave., Hurricane.

Men and women 15 years old and older are welcome to attend. Directed by Dr. Ilse Renee-Long, the HCC sings a wide variety of music, welcomes all singers without requiring auditions, and performs two concerts a year.

For more information, contact and check them out on Facebook.

Teays Valley Newcomers meet on second Thursday of month

TEAYS VALLEY — The Teays Valley Newcomers & Neighbors will meet for monthly luncheons on the second Thursday of each month through May. Meetings are held at 10:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral on Goff Mountain Road, and include a brief business meeting, program and lunch buffet.

The Newcomers and Neighbors Club is a nonprofit women’s social group with activities such as bowling, cards, bunco, and movies, and is open to women in the area who want to expand their social group. If you are interested in attending the luncheon, make a reservation by calling Pat at 304-562-2100. For more information, visit

Square dance lessons offered at Forrest Burdette Memorial UMC

HURRICANE — Square dance lessons are offered from 7 until 9 p.m. on Thursdays at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave., Hurricane. Beginners are welcome.

All are invited for “Great fun, great exercise and good friends.”

For more information, call 304-389-4861 or 304-586-1131.

Boy Scout Troop 36 now meets at St. Timothy’s

HURRICANE — Boy Scout Troop 36, based in Hurricane, invites area youth to come to a meeting and learn more about scouting. The troop stays active with camp outs, summer camp, games, food drives, community service projects and more. The troop meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday at St. Timothy-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, 3434 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane.

For more information, call Dallas Hinchcliffe at 304-617-6908, or Steve Caldwell at 304-562-9233.

Addiction support group offered in Putnam County

SCOTT DEPOT — Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot is hosting an addiction support group ministry called “Made New Ministries.” The group meets on Friday nights at 7 p.m. in the youth building on the east side of the church.

“We have to be part of the solution to the epidemic in our area,” the church’s pastor, the Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt, said in a news release. “Addiction has led to brokenness and hopelessness which are both of great concern to God and us as His followers. Life is being stolen from people, and it isn’t ok for us to sit back and watch people fall into destruction.”

The group is led by someone who knows first-hand what the use of drugs and alcohol can do to a person’s life. Leader Mike McCormick is now four-and-a-half years sober. He is living proof lives can be restored.

The church is located at 6979 Teays Valley Road, just east of exit 40 off I-64, up on the hill. For more information call 304-757-9222.

Putnam Union PSD to meet on first Wednesdays

TEAYS VALLEY — The 2017 Putnam Union PSD water meetings will be held at 6 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month at the W.Va. 34 Fire Department.

Loved One’s Support Group of Hurricane meets Tuesdays

HURRICANE — A new support group for family members affected by addiction will meet at 7 p.m. every Tuesday at the Hurricane Church of Christ in Hurricane, located on the hill just past the Hurricane Middle School.

According to a news release from the group, “Addiction is a family issue and will affect 8 to 10 other people. As we deal with the drug and alcohol addiction crisis there is no “one size fits all” method. Every individual is unique; therefore, the more we can learn the better chance we have of truly helping our loved one enter treatment and recovery.”

The group will offer education, encouragement and support.

“We not only encourage family members and loved ones to attend, but also the community, so that we all can better understand how to approach this crisis,” the group stated in the release.

For more information, contact Ed Covert at 304-206-1285.

WINFIELD — On the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. until noon, the Winfield Church of the Nazarene, 10822 Winfield Road, Winfield, hosts a food pantry and USDA commodities for those who qualify based on gross monthly income and household size.

Families that qualify may receive food once a month.

For more information, call the church at 304-586-2180.

In accordance with civil rights policy, the USDA prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital or family status. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against by any USDA related activity should write to the USDA, Director: Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C., 20250-9410.

Alzheimer’s Support Group meets monthly at Broadmore

HURRICANE — Broadmore Assisted Living is hosting Alzheimer’s Support Group meetings at 5 p.m. on the third Thursday of every month. Broadmore Assisted Living is located at 4000 Outlook Drive, Hurricane. There’s a lot to learn and remember when faced with the challenges of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.

Led by the team at Broadmore Senior Living, monthly support group meetings are designed to educate, encourage and empower the family and friends of people living with memory loss due to dementia. You’ll learn techniques for dealing with challenging behaviors, how to better navigate the practical daily needs of dementia, and much more. No cost to attend.

For more information call 304-757-4778 or email

Putnam food inspection reports available online

WINFIELD — The Putnam County Health Department is now posting food inspection reports online at the Putnam County Health Department website,

According to Nasandra Wright, director of environmental services, “Our goal is to educate the public and our permitted facilities. Posting our reports makes our system more transparent.”

Rock & Gem Club invites new members

The Kanawha Rock & Gem Club invites new members and guests. Great for families, fun and educational. No major time commitment, monthly meeting on fourth Sunday. Like us on Facebook. For more information email

Community Cupboard continues service

HURRICANE — The Christian Community Cupboard continues its service to individuals and families living in Hurricane and surrounding Putnam County communities. The Cupboard distributes food and personal care items to those meeting U.S. Department of Agriculture criteria.

The Cupboard, located behind the Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church at 2843 Virginia Ave., Hurricane, is open from 10 a.m. until noon each Tuesday and Friday throughout the year. USDA food commodities are provided in accordance with federal law and USDA policy, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or marital or family status.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write Regional Civil Rights Director, USDA/ FNS, 300 Corporate Boulevard, Robbinsville, NJ 08691- 1598, or to the USDA, Director of Civil Rights, Room 326-W Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call 202-720-5964.

Al-Anon meetings offered at St. John’s

SCOTT DEPOT — If you need someone to talk to or just to listen, you are invited to Al-Anon meetings at 8 p.m. Fridays at St. John’s Methodist Church, 4013 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot. Meetings are in the lower part of the building. “Don’t hesitate to attend because you feel you’re a stranger; don’t wait. You will find understanding, support and warmhearted people. Help is in Al-Anon,” the group said in a statement. Call 304-757-7698.

Putnam Adult Learning Center is enrolling

HURRICANE — The Putnam Adult Learning Center is open for enrollment. Looking to improve your skills to obtain the new high school equivalency diploma for West Virginia? We can help. Call today to start working toward your future, 304-586-2411.

Writers’ Group meets on third Thursdays

HURRICANE — A Writers’ Group is meeting from 5-6:45 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Putnam County Library, 4219 W.Va. 34, Hurricane. The group is led by a published writer. Writers of all levels — whether previously published or aspiring to become published- are invited to this free group. Bring samples of your work for voluntary reading and group critique.

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