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Help Out: April 14, 2013

By Staff reports

'Night at the Races'

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center's eighth annual Kentucky Derby event begins at 5:30 p.m. May 4 at the Charleston Civic Center and continues with the Production Company playing for a post-race dance.

"Night at the Races" is a fundraiser for the Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center and is presented by Chapman Technical Group and co-hosted by Jim Strawn and Coach Kidd, from Electric 102.7.

Guests may view live Kentucky Derby feeds, horse betting, a spread of traditional derby food with signature drinks, drafts, auctions and more.

Prizes will be awarded for Monte Carlo-themed "funny money" table winners and for Best Hat and Best Tie. A live auction will take place at the end of the evening.

Tickets are $75 each, $125 per couple. Call 681-205-8920 or email syoung@rslwc.org.

Benefit trail ride

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- An open benefit trail ride will take place May 11 at Camp Virgil Tate, between Sissonville and Cross Lanes.

Sponsored by the Southern District 4-H Horse Camp, all proceeds will go to Camp Virgil Tate 4-H Barn Fund. Barn stalls will be available for breaks, and concessions and a poker run will be offered.

Contact Keith Asbury at 304-541-0460 or Clark Fitzwater at 304-546-6846. For more information, visit http://sites.wv4h.com/sdhc/benefittrailride.

Race for the Cure

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure West Virginia will take place from 7 a.m. to noon at the Capitol Complex. For more information, visit www.komenwv.org.

Spring bazaar

SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Woman's Club of South Charleston will host a spring bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at the clubhouse.

Items for sale include glassware, household items, jewelry, books, shoes and purses. Hot dogs also will be sold. All proceeds go toward purchasing books for South Charleston Middle School.

Free diabetes classes

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Everyone with Diabetes Counts program is providing several opportunities this month for people with Medicare to participate in free diabetes education classes.

The free classes are open to people with Medicare who have diabetes, their families and caregivers. Nurses, community health workers and volunteers trained by the West Virginia Medical Institute will cover topics that include managing every aspect of diabetes, from nutrition to exercise to important tests and exams.

Upcoming classes include:

Boone County: 12:30 to 2 p.m. April 17 and 24 at Morrisvale-Ryan Community Center, 6545 Horse Creek Road, Spurlockville, and from noon to 1 p.m. April 19 in the upstairs conference room at Boone Memorial Hospital, 701 Madison Ave., Madison.

Greenbrier County: 1 to 3 p.m. April 16 and April 30 at Lewisburg Manor, 344 N. Court St., Lewisburg; 1 to 3 p.m. April 17 and 24 at Alderson Housing, 336 Alderson Cemetery Road; and 1 to 3 p.m. April 17, 18, 24 and 25 at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Annex 1 (behind hospital), 202 Maplewood Ave., Ronceverte.

Logan County: 1 to 3 p.m. April 16, 23 and 30 at Chapmanville Municipal Building (old Chapmanville High School); and 3 p.m. every Thursday at Logan Regional Medical Center (education building), 20 Hospital Drive, Logan.

Nicholas County: 10 a.m. to noon every Friday at Summersville Regional Medical Center (outpatient clinic behind hospital), 400 Fairview Heights Road.

Visit www.wvdiabeteseducation.org for more information. To register or to request a class be added in your community, call 855-376-9382.

Walk for foster children

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Walk With Me, a benefit 5K walk to raise awareness of foster care issues, will take place May 18 at Appalachian Power Park, 601 Morris St.

The walk includes entertainment from RC the Clown, Captain America, the Heart of Appalachia Roller Derby Team, KC the Ambulance and Chuck, the West Virginia Power mascot.

There's a $10 registration fee for adults and $5 for children age 11 and younger. To register, visit www.firstgiving.com/walkwithmewv. For more information, call 866-CALL-MWV.


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