East End – West End Tidbits

November Observances This Week: December 4 is Wildlife Conservation Day; December 5 is International Volunteer Day; December 6 is St. Nicholas Day; December 7 is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day; December 8 Christmas Tree Day; December 9 is National Pastry Day and December 10 is Human Rights Day.

Now, here are some things you can do to begin your December season.

East:

° Saturday December 4 @ 8 p.m. Event by Big Draft Brewing, The Kind Thieves and The Settlement appearing live at Cross Creek On Main in White Sulphur Springs, WV on Saturday, December 4th! Brewery opens at 11:00am. Doors: 7 p.m. | Show: 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 and you can score the tickets at www.etix.com/ticket/p/7801877/the-kind-thieves-with-the-settlement-white-sulphur-springs-cross-creek-on-main ° Saturday December 4 @ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. White Sulphur Springs Holiday Market, Event by Cross Creek on Main, Dec. 4th marks the beginning of our 12 days of Christmas festivities in the town of White Sulphur Springs. We’re kicking it off with a giant artisan market selling artwork and wares made by fine WV artisans. Start or finish your holiday shopping with a stop at the market. Then, hang around for the Christmas parade which begins at 5pm. Attention Artisans: If you are interested in participating, please contact Julie Fine 304-533-6027, juliefinedesigns@gmail.com. ° Sunday December 5 @ 4 p.m. Event by Sugar Bear’s-White Sulphur Springs, Join us in some cookie decorating fun. Cookies to be supplied by Tootsies! Sign up by Thursday!

West:

° December 3 @ 12 p.m. – December 5 at 6 p.m. Fayetteville’s Gingerbread Festival, Event by Fayetteville, WV. Fayetteville gets all dolled up for the holidays celebrating with true small-town flair. Escape the hustle and bustle of the holidays and enjoy a getaway with your family. You can shop small and enjoy strolling around historic downtown as the town is transformed into a candy land with gingerbread decor throughout the town. Enjoy the Hansel & Gretel Trail with gingerbread-themed stops through the town. The Festivities kick-off on December 3rd with fun lined up throughout the whole weekend. Have breakfast with Santa at Cathedral Café. Enjoy more holiday shopping with the Fayetteville Woman’s Club’s Christmas Craft show with over 50 craft vendors. The Fayetteville Arts Coalition will be hosting a Holiday Sampler showcasing the many talented artists that call Fayetteville home. Watch Christmas characters come to life Saturday with Fayetteville’s Christmas Parade. Santa will be riding into town in style with the parade. Visit with Santa and his elves on Saturday and enjoy cookie decorating, a craft, caroling, story time, face painting, hot cocoa, write letters to Santa and much more! We will be hosting our 3rd Annual Gingerbread Decorating Contest. Gingerbread entries will be on display for voting during the festival. The Gingerbread contest is open to all ages and all skill levels. Fayetteville’s Christmas Parade will be Saturday, December 4th at 6pm on Maple Ave. For information call 304-574-1500 or email info@visitfayettevillewv.com. Vendor, Craft, Parade, and Gingerbread registration forms will be available at the Fayetteville Visitor Center and Town Hall.

° Saturday December 4 @ 8 p.m. Event by Big Draft Brewing, The Kind Thieves and The Settlement appearing live at Cross Creek On Main in White Sulphur Springs, WV on Saturday, December 4th! Brewery opens at 11:00am. Doors: 7 p.m. | Show: 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 and you can score the tickets at www.etix.com/ticket/p/7801877/the-kind-thieves-with-the-settlement-white-sulphur-springs-cross-creek-on-main ° Saturday December 4 @ 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. White Sulphur Springs Holiday Market, Event by Cross Creek on Main, Dec. 4th marks the beginning of our 12 days of Christmas festivities in the town of White Sulphur Springs. We’re kicking it off with a giant artisan market selling artwork and wares made by fine WV artisans. Start or finish your holiday shopping with a stop at the market. Then, hang around for the Christmas parade which begins at 5pm. Attention Artisans: If you are interested in participating, please contact Julie Fine 304-533-6027, juliefinedesigns@gmail.com. ° Saturday December 4 beginning @ 9 a.m. Hot Dogs/Baked Goods Christmas Bazaar located at 103 16th St, Rainelle, WV, Event by Around each bend West Virginia. ° Saturday, December 4th @ 6 p.m. the Rupert Woman’s Club will be hosting the Christmas Memory Tree Lighting. Come out and join the lighting of the Rupert Christmas Tree. ° Sunday December 5 @ 4 p.m. Event by Sugar Bear’s-White Sulphur Springs, Join us in some cookie decorating fun. Cookies to be supplied by Tootsies! Sign up by Thursday! ° Sunday December 5 beginning @ 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Event by Lamastra Farms located at 1558 Anjean Rd, Rupert, WV. This class will cover the process of cultivating mushrooms indoors using the Bucket method! It will include everything you need material-wise (Mushroom Spawn, growing substrate, a modified 5 gallon food-grade container, micropore tape, educational materials, etc.) as well as step-by-step instruction in an intimate educational setting. Everyone will go home with their inoculated mushroom buckets to wait out the colonization process, and could be harvesting their own culinary medicine in about ONE MONTH. Tickets @ lamastra-farms-llc.square.site/product/bucket-workshop/29.

Online Festivities: Sunday, December 5, 2021 beginning @ 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. FREE YouTube Live Paint Night – “Frosty The Snowman” Join here: https://youtu.be/wjnfQjmzGPg Join Liesl, live on our YouTube channel for some painting fun! Subscribe to our channel, Artist’s Palette Durham on YouTube to be notified when we go live. **Video remains up forever** Supplies needed are: canvas of any size or media art paper, acrylic paints of primary yellow, blue red and black and white. A few brushes – large flat or round – medium, square or round and a small detailed brush. Bring a water cup and paper towel as well. You are free to buy your supplies anywhere you want or use what you have at home already (any brand will work). *Original artwork and permission by: Dean Sherman.

Noteworthy News: ° Friday, December 3 @ 7:30 p.m. the Carnegie Hall will be hosting an event with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and you can get tickets at carnegiehallwv.secure.force.com/ticket please come join us for an evening of holiday music and fellowship as the WVSO celebrates the Sounds of the Season! Friday, December 3 @ 5:45 p.m. the Salt Cave and Spa will be hosting an event “Salt & Sound with Metta Vibrations”. Join us on December 3rd for Salt and Sound! Session begins at 5:45 with Metta Vibrations. Limited seating available, call to reserve your seat at 304-536-2222! $35 per person. ° The American Heritage Music Hall in Ronceverte will be holding an event, Winter Wonderland Crafter and Vendor Show scheduled for Friday Dec 3rd from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, Dec.4th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. ° The Lewisburg Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, at noon. Lineup will begin at 11 a.m. on Lee Street. If you have questions, please call 304-645-3776 ext. 114. Pre-registration is appreciated but not necessary to participate. ° Caldwell Pentecostal Holiness Church is having a live nativity on December 11@t 6 p.m. at “the old church lot in Caldwell off Rt. 60 on the Camp Ann Bailey Road.” Live singing by the church choir, hot chocolate and cookies served at the church afterwards. ° After a successful first rehearsal, “The 2021 Community Christmas Cantata Singers” report there are still spots available for vocalists desiring to share in song, the celebration of Jesus’ birth! Practices are being held each Sunday evening at 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Fairlea until the dates of the cantata performances (Dec. 18 at 8:30 p.m. in the Chapel of The Greenbrier and December 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Baptist (Fairlea). As in the past, the cantata is under the direction of Jeff Bryant and will feature a live orchestra accompanying the choir. To receive more information on this year’s cantata or a full list of safety protocol measures to be followed, please email FBC’s church office at fbcsharp@gmail.com or call 304-645-3533.

Birthday Shout-outs: December 6 – Brenda Parker Clay; December 7 – Robert Richardson; December 9 – Bryan Burdette; December 10 – Steve Petre. If you see these birthday busters out and about, be sure to give them a birthday shout out. So, I would like to wish a happy birthday to all of my friends on the Eastern End.

December 6 – Darla Alley; December 7 – Katie Redden; December 8 – Elisha Carter and Katie Scruggs; December 9 – Phyllis Martin Ritter, Juanita Reed and Bruce Lilly; and December 10 – Tyler Brooks. If you see these birthday busters out and about, be sure to give them a birthday shout out. So, I would like to wish a happy birthday to all of my friends on the Western End.

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