CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The PalliativeCare Center, a division of HospiceCare, will conduct a free, two-hour workshop for those who care for someone with a serious illness.
Attendees will receive tips on how to make caregiving easier and safer, and information on planning ahead and on specific resources in their community that can help.
Workshops are scheduled at the following locations:
Rainelle Medical Center, 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 18, 645 Kanawha Ave., Rainelle, 304-438-6188
St. Timothy in the Valley Church, 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 23, 3434 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, 304-562-9325
Calvary United Methodist Church, 10 a.m. March 16, 205 Court St. S., Ripley, 304-372-3203
Winfield Presbyterian Church, 2 to 4 p.m. March 16, Ferry Street, Winfield, 304-586-4536
Hometown Senior Center, 7 p.m. March 21, 100 First Ave. N., Hometown, 304-586-2745
Blessed Sacrament Church, 10 a.m. to noon, March 23, 305 E St., South Charleston, 304-744-5523
HospiceCare's Lewisburg office, 10 a.m. to noon, March 30, 223 Maplewood Ave., 304-645-2700
For more information about the PalliativeCare Center's workshops, programs or services, contact director Vickie Powell or program coordinator Carol Matheny at 304-941-1950.
Food bank benefit
HURRICANE, W.Va. -- FireSide Grille will host a "Dine Out for Hunger" event at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 to benefit the Huntington Area Food Bank. The Huntington Area Food Bank provides food to children, senior and families in need in Putnam County as well as nearly 100,000 people in 16 other counties in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio.
The Bob Thompson Unit will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. FireSide Grille is off the Teays Valley/Winfield exit off Interstate 64. For more information about the food bank, visit www.hafb.org or Facebook.
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- Carnegie Hall is throwing itself a fundraiser -- Bootlegger's Ball II -- from 8 p.m. to midnight Feb. 23.
Carnegie Hall, 105 Church St., will become a 1920s speakeasy, featuring musicians, dancers, comedians, magicians, acrobats, jugglers, minstrels and other diversions.
Period clothing is encouraged but not required. Admission is $60 in advance, $70 at the door.
For details or to buy Bootlegger's Ball II tickets, call Carnegie Hall at 304-645-7917.
Tickets also can be purchased at www.carnegiehallwv.org.
Children's clinic gala
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- An Oscars gala Feb. 24 will benefit the Children's Therapy Clinic in Charleston.
The fundraiser starts at 6:30 p.m. at Charleston Embassy Suites and features a Hollywood atmosphere complete with a red-carpet entrance and paparazzi, hors d'oeurves, legal beverages and desserts, a celebrity costume contest, an Oscars trivia game and a big-screen broadcast of the Academy Awards show.
Tickets are $75 in advance or $100 at the door. For tickets, call clinic director Valicia Leary at 304-342-9515.
The annual Shining Star Award will be shared this year by Lia DiTrapano Fairless and her mother, Martha DiTrapano, for their volunteerism and philanthropy toward the clinic. The women helped initiate the Jules Burt High Heel Hike for Autism as a major fundraiser for the clinic.