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Help Out: Oct. 28, 2012

By Staff reports

Sherman High bazaar

SETH, W.Va. -- The Sherman High School student council is raising money for its annual community Christmas dinner by holding a community bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 10 in the high school gymnasium.

The student council is looking for vendors to take part as well as businesses such as Thirty-one, Sabika, Avon, Mary Kay, photography, pharmacy, child gyms and artists and craftsmen.

Tables start at $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and $30 for tables with electricity. Interested vendors should contact Regina Larkin at 304-837-3301 or reginaml@hotmail.com.

Sunrise arts walk

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The American Lung Association in West Virginia will present an "Arts of Man and Nature" walk on the Sunrise Carriage Trail Oct. 28 as part of FestivALL Fall.

Musicians will be performing and visual art will be stationed along the 0.65-mile trail. Brief plays will also be staged.

The walk begins at 1 p.m. from the lower end of the Carriage Trail at the end of the South Side Bridge and just below Bridge Road.

The purpose of the walk is to bring families, friends and the community together to raise awareness of the 35 million Americans suffering from lung disease, including asthma, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

For more information or to volunteer, contact Chaste Truman Barclay at 304-342-6600 or cbarclay@lunginfo.org.

Global Market shopping

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Global Market will be open Oct. 31 through Nov. 4 at First Presbyterian Church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way.

Jewelry, woven fabrics, baskets, clothing and other handmade items from 10 different nonprofit Fair Trade organizations will be for sale.

New for Global Market 2012 are Partners for Just Peace, representing artisans from South America, and Pal Craft Aid which represent artisans from the Holy Land.

The organizations often represent girls and women who have been sold into sex-trafficking and have been rescued and are being provided with medical attention and counseling, and taught a trade such as jewelry making and silk weaving.

"In exchange for their fair trade items, the artisans are able to obtain basic needs such as food and clean water," says a news release from the church.

The market is open from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 4. Credit cards cannot be accepted.

Christ Church Fall Fair

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Fall Fair at Christ Church United Methodist will take place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2 at the church, Quarrier and Morris streets. The church is handicap-accessible.

Food, clothing, books, puzzles, games, jewelry, housewares, holiday decorations, antiques, collectibles, children's toys, sports equipment, furniture, art, rugs, appliances are among the many items for sale at bargain prices.

Anyone may drop off donations, beginning Oct. 28. Tax-deduction forms and consignment arrangements are available; however, the sale will not accept old computers, textbooks, exercise equipment, old suitcases, mattresses or encyclopedias or anything not in working condition.

Last year, more than $10,000 was raised to donate to local missions. For more information, call Jane Turner, president, United Methodist Women, at 304-345-9476.

Huntington's disease

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A free Huntington's disease lunch-and-learn event will take place at 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at Saint Francis Hospital.

The Huntington's Disease Society of America will provide an educational presentation on the cognitive and behavioral effects of Huntington's disease, and Lundbeck will provide lunch.

This event is open to anyone interested in learning about Huntington's. For more information or to register, contact Debbie Armstrong at 304-549-3266 or debarm@suddenlink.net.

Hansford fundraiser

ST. ALBANS, W.Va. -- The St. Albans Hansford Senior Center is putting on a comedy/variety show and bean dinner at 5 p.m. Nov. 2 at the center, 500 Washington St., St. Albans.

"Hansford Goes Country" was written, produced and will be performed by the seniors of the Hansford Center. St. Albans Mayor Dick Callaway will play comedian Red Skelton.

Tickets are $5. For reservations, call the center at 304-722-4621. All profits will be donated to the Hansford Center to support activities and programs.


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