Kanawha County Public Library will hold a Little Quilts silent auction from 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 7 during the library's open house at 123 Capitol St. Mini quilts are on display on the first floor. The quilts were made by members of two Charleston quilting groups, Moon and Stars Quilters and Kanawha Valley Quilters Guild, and one Fairmont group, Mountain Heritage Quilters Guild. The pieces are based on the themes, plot and traditional quilt patterns featured in the murder mysteries of Earlene Fowler. These feature cowgirl sleuth Benni Harper, the curator of a folk art museum. The books in the series are all named after traditional quilt blocks and feature illustrations of quilts on the covers. Winning bidders will also receive a signed copy of one of Fowler's books. Proceeds will benefit Kanawha County Public Library.
Dog rescue fundraiser
Big Dogs Rescue will have a Santa Paws fundraiser that will feature photos of pets with Santa Claus from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at Green's Feed & Seed, 319 Piedmont Road. The cost per photo is $8 each or two of the same photo for $10. The event will also feature a Chinese auction, including gift certificates for tanning, automotive services, restaurants, Clay Center tickets and tattoos. All proceeds will benefit the dogs in the care of Big Dog Rescue, a West Virginia-based organization that focuses on the boxer breed. For more information, call 304-493-6688.
Trail club hike
Kanawha Trail Club will sponsor a hike Dec. 8 on Windtryst Trail in Nitro. Meet at 1:30 p.m. to carpool from Ohio and Randolph streets. The hike is approximately four miles on a moderate ridge, some on a steep and rocky trail with scenic overlooks and a cemetery. A bonfire will take place afterward.
Christmas tree donations
YWCA of Charleston is requesting donations of new or gently used artificial Christmas trees and unbreakable ornaments for the YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program's Hope House shelter. The YWCA Monitored Visitation and Exchange Center will accommodate supervised visits so that each parent can watch a movie or read a book with his or her child. Decorations can be dropped off at the YWCA, 1114 Quarrier St. For information, call 304-380-6131 or email ...@ywcacharleston.org.
Hurricane Civic Chorus
The Hurricane Civic Chorus will sing Saturday at the Hurricane Gazebo and Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church. Marybeth Norman is filling in for Dr. Larry Stickler as director.