Bowling for kids
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Bowl for the Kids' Sake, the annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters, will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 26 at Venture Lanes, near St. Albans.
The bowling event provides 20 percent of the agency's funding, which helps pay for bus trips, picnics, pool parties and educational activities for the 75 children served in Kanawha and Putnam counties.
Teams of up to five bowlers raise a minimum of $200 to bowl. Individual entry fee is $75. Sponsorships range from $500 to $4,000. Prizes are awarded to teams and individuals raising certain amounts.
To sign up, call 304-746-7900 or visit www.littlemomentsbigmagic.com.
The nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters, founded in 1904, matches volunteer mentors with at-risk youth.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- HospiceCare is offering a free workshop for caregivers from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 17 at its main office, 1606 Kanawha Blvd. W.
The workshop is designed to educate and to provide answers to those caring for an aging or terminally ill family member or friend, and have questions, dilemmas, uncertainty about their ability to provide appropriate care.
The workshop is being held in conjunction with the opening of HospiceCare's new PallitiveCare Center for Education and Consulting. Newly named director of palliative care Vickie Powell and community education coordinator Carol Matheny will lead the workshop.
Advance directives and community resources available for families and friends to provide better care to their loved ones will be discussed.
The PalliativeCare Center at HospiceCare serves families in Boone, Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mason, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Putnam, Roane, Summers and Webster counties.