Community News & Events:
If you’re looking for family fun, exciting children’s activities and a unique shopping bazaar, it’s all in one place Saturday, April 26, at the third annual Spring Extravaganza in Moorefield. Eastern WV Community and Technical College invites the whole community to drop in — for free admission — from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at its 316 Eastern Drive campus, just off Corridor H/Route 48, two miles east of Moorefield.
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) reaffirmed the accreditation of Eastern WV Community and Technical College earlier this year. The HLC evaluates and accredits degree-granting colleges and universities on behalf of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, one of six regional higher education accrediting agencies recognized by the US Department of Education.
The Lost River Trading Post will offer local poets of every stripe and shade an “Open Mic Poetry Reading,” Sunday, April 13, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The Trading Post is located at 295 Main Street, Wardensville. “Words mean more than what is set down on paper,” the poet Maya Angelou observed in her first autobiographical book I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. “It takes the human voice to imbue them with the shades of deeper meaning.”
Expanding her repertoire of fascinating historical characters, Ilene Evans will bring to Moorefield her one-person presentation of “Lifting As We Climb,” the life of Coralie Franklin-Cook, a respected and outspoken post-Civil War leader on issues of women’s suffrage, temperance, and education. Weather has forced a rescheduling of the event to Wednesday April 9. The performance will run from 10:15 am to 12:00 noon, in the Resource Center at Eastern WV Community and Technical College. There is no admission charge, and the public is invited to attend.
Etching her name in the state’s record books, a Moorefield High School alumna recently became the first ever community and technical college graduate to earn a bachelor’s degree through the BA Pathway Multidisciplinary Studies (MDS) program.
As a WV Promise Scholar, Brittany M. Bush, MHS 2010, completed two associate degrees, with a business concentration, at Eastern WV Community and Technical College in December 2011, winning both Dean’s and President’s List distinction along the way. Seeking to develop a still deeper knowledge and skill base, and “a realistic perspective on how to run a business,” she chose to continue her education towards a bachelor’s degree through an innovative online program offered through West Virginia University.
A new hair-styling clinic offering economical trims, cuts and services will open its doors to the public Saturday March 1, in Petersburg. The Cutting Edge Student Clinic, located at the South Branch Career and Technical Center, 401 Pierpont Street, will cater to clients both as walk-ins and by-appointment.
The Lost River Trading Post will offer local poets of every stripe and shade an “Open Mic Poetry Reading,” Sunday, March 23, from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The Trading Post is located at 295 Main Street, Wardensville. “The reading is open to everyone from the community — those who wish to read and those who wish to listen,” said Nicole Yurcaba, a Mathias poet and an English instructor at Eastern WV Community and Technical College.
The Friends of Lost River Arts cordially invites artists, and anyone interested in the arts, to explore ideas to enliven our arts community in and around Lost River at an open Town Hall Meeting conversation Saturday, March 22, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at the Lost River Guest House Bar & Restaurant, 288 Settlers Valley Way, Lost River.
Eastern students who are undecided about their college major, or who feel unsure about whether or where to transfer to continue their education, can find a listening ear and sound advice Wednesday, March 19. Autumn Perry, from CFWV (College Foundation of West Virginia) will on hand in the Eastern foyer from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm to help sort out those decisions.
A February 21 workshop in the “Basics of iPad” launches a series of free skills learning workshops for adults this spring semester, offered by the Adult Basic Education (A.B.E.) program of Hardy and Grant Counties. Led by A.B.E. instructor Amanda Barger, the “Basic iPad” session will meet from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, at Eastern’s Technology Center, 150 Providence Lane, Petersburg, near the Grant County airport.