TODAY
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 12:00 PM
Road Bond Referendum Luncheon Meeting
Rotary Club of South Charleston, WV – Road Bond Referendum Luncheon Meeting Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. $10/Lunch (hot lunch buffet included) Little Creek Golf Course Ballroom 99 Fairway Drive, South Charleston Join the Rotary Club of South Charleston and the South Charleston Chamber of Commerce for a Luncheon Meeting with a Representative from the West Virginia Department of Highways to learn about the upcoming Road Bond Referendum. Have all of your questions answered before the October 7th Special Election! Please RVSP by September 22, 2017: soccoc@wvdsl.net www.SouthCharlestonChamber.org www.SouthCharlestonRotary.org
 
TODAY
    Tuesday Sep 26 @ 5:30 PM
Voter Registration Workshop
American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia – Want to rebuild our democracy? Help more people to vote! Rise Up WV will be hosting multiple voter registration events this fall, including our October door-knocking: https://www.facebook.com/events/116558679027715/ Come to this workshop to learn more about voter registration in West Virginia. We know that changes to voter registration laws are often used to disenfranchise communities of color. After this workshop you'll be prepared to answer commonly asked questions about voter registration and to help people register to vote!
 
TODAY
    Tuesday Sep 26 - Sep 27 @ 9:30 PM
GrooveHeavy Tuesday Night Special
The Boulevard Tavern
 
TODAY
    Tuesday Sep 26 - Sep 27 @ 10:00 PM
The Spurgie Hankins Band Every Tuesday
The Empty Glass
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 7:00 AM
Acknowledging Meet You At the Pole
Youth Commission West Virginia Southern – For over 25 years, See You at the Pole has been about one simple act—prayer. SYATP is still about students uniting themselves in prayer before God interceding for their generation. There are two opportunities to unite in prayer with your friends: DAY: SEE YOU AT THE POLE day is on Wednesday, September 27, at 7:00 a.m. local time. All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation. WEEK: The GLOBAL WEEK OF STUDENT PRAYER (Sunday, September 24 through Saturday, September 30) encourages students to find new and unique ways, places, and times to pray throughout the week. Whether you attend PUBLIC SCHOOL, PRIVATE SCHOOL, or HOME SCHOOL, gather your friends wherever and whenever and pray! The GLOBAL WEEK OF STUDENT PRAYER is dedicated to prayer and launching your on-campus Bible clubs, prayer strategies, and student ministries.
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 - Oct 1 @ 10:00 AM
Red Tail Squadron Visits Charleston, WV
CAF Red Tail Squadron – Yeager Airport’s 70th Anniversary Airshow will feature the P-51C Mustang and the RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit. Open to the public 9:30-5 Saturday & Sunday.
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 @ 5:30 PM
Wednesday Night Meals
Elk River Church of the Nazarene – Does a home-cooked meal sound good? Make your Wednesday evening easier & join us for dinner from 5:30 p.m.--6:45 p.m. Dine in or Carryout! The menu includes:Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Corn, and Dessert! The suggested donation is $6 per meal or $20 for a family of 4 or more. All proceeds will be applied to new classroom flooring & kitchen renovations.
 
TOMORROW
    Wednesday Sep 27 - Sep 28 @ 10:00 PM
The Midnight Ghost Train with Luna Park and Doc Holiday
The Empty Glass – Steve Moss – Vocals, Guitar Brandon Burghart – Drums Mike Boyne – Bass On August 1st, 2007, John Goff was pronounced dead. He died in his home in Abilene, Kansas from a severe asthma attack. This was the influential event that caused his best friend Steve Moss to start The Midnight Ghost Train as a eulogy to John. “John’s memory and life had to be remembered in some way.” Moss then moved back to Buffalo, New York planning to form a band and start touring. This was the idea and drive that fueled The Midnight Ghost Train. As soon as Moss arrived in Buffalo, he began to recruit members for the band. The original lineup consisted of Steve on vocals and guitar, and friends Keith Harry-Carrey on bass, and Jake Levin on drums. They weren’t yet sure on what direction they wanted to take their sound or what genre to ordain to. Moss is a big delta blues fan, so it was inevitable that the music would have strong roots in the blues. It was the hard rock side of their music that was most surprising since there weren’t many heavy band influences. Steve MossTheir first EP, The Johnny Boy Ep, was recorded in early 2008. It experimented with various genres, ranging from heavy rock to acoustic and psychedelic songs. Once the record was finished, Moss booked their first DIY U.S. tour. Before the tour started Keith was replaced by Moss’ longtime friend Brandon Burghart due to Keith’s inabililty to join them on the road. So Burghart, Levin, and Moss took off in the summer of 2008, and started the first TMGT tour. They had no idea how to make it succeed with the little money the clubs paid. There were even a few instances where they resorted to panhandling for gas money. After a couple tours drummer Levin was asked to leave the band, and bass player Burghart taught himself to play drums in order to fill the void. The bass role was filled in by Odie Lallo. On their 2009 tour they were playing new songs, and started writing what would become their first full length record. After this tour the band decided to relocate to Kansas. Burghart’s home state, and where Moss lived for seven years prior. They chose to affordably self-record their new album in a country house outside of Topeka, Kansas. They built a studio in the basement and recorded it all on Garageband. Odie had medical complications with his hand, so he could no longer play with the band. As a result, Moss recorded the bass parts for the record. After the release, they found Topeka native David Kimmell to be the new bassist. Burghart, Kimmell, and Moss, went back out on the road for a long period of touring. In 2010 they went on their first DIY European tour, in which they were met with great success. The Midnight Ghost Train released their second full length album, Buffalo in 2012. The album was recorded and mixed completely analog at Chase Park Transduction by David Barbe. It displays a more powerful and organic sound. TMGT recorded all the songs live in the studio, as to replicate the intensity of their live shows. Buffalo was faster and more driving than their previous releases. It was released on the Louisville label, Karate Body Records. Soon after the release, Kimmell left the band. Searching for a bassist is a common theme for TMGT. In April of 2013, they played the Roadburn festival in Tilburg, Netherlands with friend Joseph Hester on bass. Shortly after, Live from Roadburn 2013, was released on Roadburn Records. Brandon BurghartIn May 2013, they found bassist Mike Boyne from Lafayette, Louisiana. He was a great compliment to TMGT’s sound. In 2014, TMGT signed with Austrian metal label, Napalm Records. Napalm released their third full length album, Cold Was The Ground, in 2015. They returned to Chase Park Transduction for this one, and once again recorded live on analog tape. The songs are more uptempo and structured than Buffalo. Engineer Dave Barbe also had more influence on the production of the album. It’s single is titled BC Trucker. Napalm released TMGT’s fourth album, Cypress Ave, in 2017. Also recorded at Chase Park, this release strays away from TMGT’s hard rock roots, and focuses more on song writing. They wanted to show they could be more than just a hard rock band. Overall a more mature and listenable album. It even features a funk/ hip-hop track featuring Camp Lo’s Sonny Cheeba. No matter how big or small the crowd is you will never catch TMGT playing any less than to the best of their ability. Their live show has become the pinnacle and well sought out experience of their existence. Touring in both the U.S. and Europe, TMGT currently spends as much time on the road as possible hoping to leave their artistic impression on the world. In 2010, Moss’ father and mentor died of a heart attack. His last words to Steve were “Don’t ever stop playing music no matter what. Push it as hard as you can.” These are the words that the band lives by. The Midnight Ghost Train will never stop. They’ve given it all up for the stage. This band is the ultimate eulogy for John Goff.
 
UPCOMING
    Thursday Sep 28 - Sep 29 @ 9:00 PM
T.J. King's Open Mic
The Boulevard Tavern – No cover, 3-song sets, we provide a house acoustic guitar, a drum set, congas and a djembe. Come sign up!
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 - Sep 30 @ 9:00 AM
Marriage Retreat
Elk River Church of the Nazarene – Join us for a Marriage Retreat on September 29-30th, 2017 at Parchment Valley Camp, Ripley, WV. Cost: $150 per couple which includes your room at the Lodge on Friday & meals on Saturday. Special Speakers: Paul & Jenny Lawrence “Marriage Matters…. Finding Value in Your Marriage” Register at the Welcome Center! Paul & Jennie Lawrence are passionate about family and ministry. They believe that marriage is a calling that requires us to be intentional & committed to living out that call. Paul & Jennie are enjoying their 16th year of marriage. They have 4 children that keep them busy & motivated to have a marriage that reflects their love for Christ. They currently reside in Belle, WV. In their professional lives, Paul is in the IT & Communications industry for the last 11 years. Paul studied Biblical Studies at Liberty University & Jennie studied elementary education at University of Charleston & WV State University. Jennie has been a stay at home mom until returning to teaching last year. She is in her second year of the credentialing process for the Church of God. Paul and Jennie both serve at Southridge Church where they have attended for almost 10 years. Paul serves on the Board of Elders & Jennie leads the Women’s Ministry & is part of the speaking & creative team. They have also led parenting & marriage initiatives to strengthen families as part of their ministry involvement at Southridge. If you ask them the secret to a successful marriage, they may say that they don’t have a secret & sometimes don’t feel successful. But, they are both committed to each other & to Christ which fuels them to never give up. One thing they are committed to as speakers is to be transparent about their own strengths & struggles in marriage over the years. Their honest & open communication style serves to strengthen & encourage other couples in their own journey of marriage.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 @ 10:00 AM
Falls Prevention Event
Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine – West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services, along with sponsors Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and CAMC Health System, will offer falls risk assessments/demonstrations, blood pressure checks, vision screenings, flu shots, Q&A on senior issues, educational handours and giveaways in recognition of #NationalFallsPreventionAwarenessDay. The event will take place in the Center Court of the Charleston Area Town Center. For more information, contact Deborah Isner of the West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services at 304-558-3317 x.110 or Deborah.A.Isner@wv.gov.
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 - Sep 30 @ 9:30 PM
Scarlet Revolt with Wolves of Calla & 4 Ohm Mono
The Boulevard Tavern – Kick ass hard rock/metal show
 
UPCOMING
    Friday Sep 29 - Sep 30 @ 10:00 PM
Thirty Day Hurricane
The Empty Glass
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 8:00 AM
3rd Annual Kanawha City Yard Sale
Kanawha City Community Association (KCCA) – Kanawha City's 3rd Annual Yard Sale will be held Saturday, September 30th from 8:00am - 2:00pm. Send a message to our Facebook page or email kccayardsale@aol.com to register. Please include your name, location and a description of the items to be sold. Check back on our page for an update of locations that will hold sales.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 9:00 AM
Double Anniversary Hike
West Virginia Highlands Conservancy – Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the West Virginia Highlands Conservancy and the 75th anniversary of the Kanawha Trail Club! In Kanawha State Forest, meet at Dunlop Hollow parking area,shuttle to Trace Fork trailhead. Hike 7 miles back to KSF Dunlop Hollow; have refreshments [sandwiches, chips, drinks]. This is tentative plan.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 9:30 AM
The 2017 Charleston Heart Walk
American Heart Association - WV – Lace up your sneakers and join your American Heart Association and American Stroke Association for the 2017 Charleston Heart Walk! Whether you're walking in tribute of someone you love, are a survivor of heart disease or stroke, or just want to get out and enjoy a nice walk - there's something here for you! Form a team today and help us raise life-saving funds to help here in the Mountain State! Anyone can form a team - families, businesses, community groups, churches, and more! Register today at: www.heart.org/charlestonwvwalk! There will be a kids' zone with fun activities and lots of great information to help you live a healthier life! Plus, the entire event is FREE - no registration fees! So bring your family, your friends, even your dogs, and help us fight the #1 and #5 killers of Americans - heart disease and stroke! Special thanks to our sponsors: AEP Appalachian Power BrickStreet Insurance Charleston Area Medical Center NGK NTK Spark Plugs USA, Inc. Toyota WV American Water Frontier Communications Media Supporters: WCHS TV 8 / WVAH Fox 11 WV Radio Corporation The Charleston Gazette-Mail
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 10:00 AM
Open House
The Macholah Ballet, Inc. – Join us for a fun-filled day for the whole family! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Saturday, September 30th, 10am-2pm. ------------------------------------------------ Located in the plaza ACROSS FROM VALLEY PARK ------------------------------------------------ ??10am- 2pm: Complimentary spinal screenings & blood pressure readings courtesy of Walton Chiropractic ??10am-2pm: Lularoe consultant, Michelle Vest at Walton Chiropractic ??10am-12pm: Dance Costume Dress Up & Craft station at The Macholah Ballet ??10am-12pm: Jumphouse Inflatable provided by All About Fun in plaza parking lot ??11am-2pm: Face Painting at Birds, Blooms & Butterflies ??11am-2pm: Food & drinks provided by Walton Chiropractic ??1pm: Free dance performance by The Macholah Ballet Company ***Giveways*** ??Walton Chiropractic: Hosting multiple giveaways and exciting news for any new patient that signs up in October! ??Birds, Blooms, and Butterflies by Design: Register to win a $50 gift certificate with Birds, Blooms and Butterflies! ??The Macholah Ballet: Register to win one month free dance tuition! All giveaways: must register during this Open House. Winners announced on these respective Facebook pages.
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 11:00 AM
Mission Adoptable Family Fun Day!
Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association – Join us in support of our furry friends at Mission Adoptable Family Fun Day with the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association! The Juliet Art Museum will be filled with adoptable pets and information about controlling the pet population and safely caring for animals! KCHA Veterinarian, Dr. Totten, will be in the T.C. Green Veterinary Clinic in My Town to answer questions and provide hands on examples of pet care! Make your own dog and cat toys in Inventor’s Lab! Create your own animal ears to wear through the day and put on a show in the My Town theater featuring your very own, hand made puppy or kitten hand puppet! All activities are included in the cost of admission to the Clay Center. Admission also includes access to the Juliet Art Museum, Ashton's Climbing Sculpture, the brand new Inventor's Lab and My Town! Admission is only $7 for adults and $5 for kids during our renovation!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 @ 6:30 PM
Quantum 10 year anniversary party
Quantum Sports – It's time to celebrate! 10 years is a long time! So we are throwing our customers an appreciation party! Come enjoy free food, free drink and free soccer!
 
UPCOMING
    Saturday Sep 30 - Oct 1 @ 9:00 PM
Rivertown Revival at The Empty Glass
The Empty Glass – Corey Shields Jake Dunn & The Blackbirds Newfeather Hayfield & Crow