Irish program and benefit
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- "When Irish Eyes Are Shining," an evening of song, recitations and jokes, will begin at 7 p.m. March 16 at LaBelle Theater, 311 D St., South Charleston. Tickets are $5 with proceeds going to the South Charleston Museum.
Performers for the two-act program include Buddy Griffin, The Earl of Elkview and the O'Daugherty Family Singers.
Manna Meal spring concert
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Bare Bones and the Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus will perform at Manna Meal's annual spring concert at 7 p.m. March 23 at Kanawha United Presbyterian Church, 1009 Virginia St. E.
"Evening of Song" is a fundraiser for Manna Meal, Charleston's oldest and largest soup kitchen. The concert is free, but donations will be taken to feed the city's homeless and hungry.
Bare Bones, a trio featuring Becky and Bill Kimmons and Mark Davis, will perform an array of musical styles, including a cappella, gospel and folk.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus, directed by Leroy Robinson, is composed of ministers and lay leaders from area church denominations.
A reception will take place following the concert in the church hall.
For more information, visit www.mannameal.com or call 304-345-7121.
Men's shelter needs
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Crossroads Men's Shelter needs the following items:
Peanut butter, eggs, butter, jelly, soups, bleach and Pine-Sol.
The items may be brought between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. every day to Crossroads Men's Shelter, 503 Leon Sullivan Way.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- In response to Manna Meal's recent appeal for cereal, 1,001 boxes were donated for the soup kitchen to serve for breakfast.
Executive Director Jean Simpson said, "We use 60 boxes of cereal per week, so this should hold us until mid-June. This includes serving oatmeal or grits a couple mornings a week on those mornings we do not serve cereal. The people who have breakfast with us may have as many bowls as they want of the cereal but are limited to one serving on other items. The average amount of people we serve breakfast to is 110 per day. We serve seven days a week for breakfast and lunch."
Junior League party
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The women of the Junior League of Charleston are planning an elegant evening of hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, boutique-style shopping and networking from 6 to 9 p.m. May 2 at 405 Capitol St.
Tickets are $30 for early shopper access at 5:30 p.m. They are also available from the Junior League office or any member.