Brenda Lucas: Community news for Monday, Oct. 22

October 23, 2018

FASHION: VC Boutique hosts the sixth annual fall fashion runway show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Keith Albee Performing Arts Center. “Bal Masque: Elegance et de Mystere” also features a cocktail hour and live music from The Dividends. Tickets are $75 at Eventbrite.com. Proceeds benefit Marshall Artists Series.

BLOOD: A blood drive hosted by American Red Cross is from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Huntington Blood Donation Center, 1111 Veterans Memorial Blvd.

HONORED: Wetzel “Sundown” Sanders, one of two survivors left from the attack on Pearl Harbor residing in West Virginia, was honored with a date named after him. Sept. 18 was recently named by City of Huntington and Mayor Steve Williams. He served four years in U.S. Army and re-enlisted another three years in U.S. Marines.

FAST CAT: Kanawha Obedience Training Club conducts its first annual American Kennel Club licensed FAST CAT event in Barboursville. Up to 160 dogs compete Friday-Sunday, Oct. 26-27, at Barboursville Park to earn points toward their FAST CAT titles. Visit www.kanawhaotc.com or Facebook — Kanawha Obedience Training Club KOTC.

PRECIOUS: Doris Wright has never changed through the many years my family has known her. The South Point, Ohio, resident is so loving and prayerful and always takes time to say hello and ask how Mother is doing. Doris, more like family than a precious friend, celebrates becoming another year older Monday, Oct. 22. May it be as super and amazing as she is a mother, grandmother and friend.

DIRECTOR: Jennifer Wells of Huntington begins her new role as director of WV Healthy Kids and Families Coalition Monday, Oct. 22. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, she moved to Huntington in 2005. She has a BSW from Marshall University and a MSW from WVU. She was a social worker and development director at Children’s Home Society eight years and named NASW-WV Chapter’s West Virginia Social Worker of the Year.

CROCHET: Seasoned crochet artists share tips and tricks during crochet night at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Guyandotte Library. Hooks and yarn are provided.

CLASS: Middle and high school students may participate in “Creativity with Clay” classes from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Huntington Museum of Art. The four-session class, instructed by Kathleen Kneafsey, continues each Sunday through Nov. 18 in Studio 4. The cost is $80; $105 nonmembers. Contact 304-529-2701 or www.hmoa.org.

FUNDRAISER: Kanawha Pastoral Counseling Center offers its 25th annual fundraiser Friday, Oct. 26, at Embassy Suites in Charleston. The event, formerly called the Jim Dent Dinner after the longtime Charleston Gazette columnist, is renamed to Friday Night Live. Craig Karges, West Virginia native and Marshall University graduate, is guest. Tickets are $85. Visit www.kpcc.com or email erin@kpcc.com.

CONCERT: The annual fall concert featuring The Brass Band of the Tri-State directed by Dr. Michael Stroeher begins at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at Ohio University Southern Riffe Center Mains Rotunda. A freewill offering is suggested with proceeds benefitting the purchase of new music.

SCREAMS: Paul Smith, Dr. Dekay and his minions conclude their bunch of new haunts at Dr. Dekay’s House of Screams from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday, Oct. 27-28, at Ro-Na Theatre, Ironton. Admission is $10.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Clyde Richie, Eric Weaver, Patience Akers, Dalvin Hawthorne is 56, Jaclyn Jones, Zack Simpson, Jim Spurlock, Ashley Roach, Maggie Bradley, Crista Hall, Ashlee Johnson, Sydnie Johnson, Cynthia Kleck, Christopher Nicely, Carole Ann Bradley, Frank Markun, Theresa Rapp, Nanette Brumfield, Rick Arigan, Candace Jefferson, Sarah Horton, Bobby Burgess, Jeff Neal, Susie Nicely, Jeff Neal.

TODAY’S ANNIVERSARIES: Jeff and Billie Jo Rowsey, Tracy and Teresa Foster, Joyce and Danny Graham, Phil and Ruth Jenkins, Paul and Kristi Cooley.

CHUCKLE: A new female employee called the Help Desk to complain that something was wrong with her password. “The problem is that whenever I type the password, it just shows stars,” she said. “Those asterisks are to protect you,” the Help Desk technician explained, “so if someone were standing behind you, they wouldn’t be able to read your password.” “Yeah,” she said, “but they show up even when there is no one standing behind me.”

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