As I travel the roads of Hampshire County, I see Halloween decorations popping up everywhere. In the neighborhoods of Capon Bridge, pumpkins, skeletons, cobwebs and ghosts adorn the porches. We rejoice in the spirit of community that defines Capon Bridge. Thank you to everyone who helps beautify our corner of the country and make it one of the best West Virginia has to offer.
Please note: due to the growing number of positive Covid cases, some events listed below may have been canceled or postponed. Check the event website to confirm that the event you wish to attend is still scheduled.
News from The River House, 24 Rickie Davy Lane, Capon Bridge: contact them at 304-856-2440, visit their website at www.theriverhousewv.org, or follow them on Facebook or Instagram.
Thursday, October 14, after school drawing class, 4 pm to 5:30 pm These classes are for high school students after school and focus on the basics of drawing. All supplies are provided by The River House. Parents are encouraged to observe, but the program is for students only. It’s a free event; registration is compulsory.
Friday, October 15, open microphone, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This monthly event offers everyone the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. Performances are limited to 15 minutes. Space is limited, so call ahead to register. Food and drinks available at the cafe. It’s a free event, but donations are welcome.
Saturday, October 16, Artisans’ Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This indoor and outdoor event showcases local artists and their work. There will be demonstrations and an opportunity to meet artists from our community. Now is the perfect time to shop for unique gifts for Christmas. It’s a free event, but donations are welcome.
Saturday October 16 and 23, Art-For-All, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. This is a free activity featuring different arts and crafts each week for all ages and abilities.
Saturday October 16, Concert: Arcadian Wild, 6-8 p.m. This musical group embraces contemporary acoustic sounds as well as progressive folk and bluegrass music. In addition to their musical achievements, the group has collaborated with filmmaker Greyson Welch to create a series of short films. Don’t miss the opportunity to host this group on The River House’s outdoor stage.
Sunday October 17, Camera Club, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – help session; 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. – ordinary meeting. Come and participate in today’s photography discussion, including tips and techniques. Participants are invited to bring three recent photos for discussion. It’s a free event, but donations are welcome.
Sunday, October 17, poetry afternoon, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Come and spend an afternoon of poetic delights hosted by local poet John Berry. He will share a part of his own poetry and will open the meeting to others who wish to share their works. This is a free event and refreshments are available at the cafe.
Sunday, October 17 and 24, The River House Voice Ensemble, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sing along with others and learn vocal techniques from vocal teacher Elizabeth Podsiadlo.
Monday October 18, Yoga in the Gallery, 5.30 p.m.-6.30 p.m. Registration is required and you must pay online. Classes will take place indoors in the café (masks optional). Bring your own yoga mat and accessories to help you during the class. It is a practice at all levels designed to help the body and mind.
Saturday, October 23, concert: Chris Haddox, 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets $ 10 in advance, $ 12 at the door, 17 and under free. Chris started writing songs in grade 2 and has been writing ever since. During the concert, Chris will play selections of new and old songs on many instruments, including banjo, violin and guitar.
Sunday, October 24, Herb Club, 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. This monthly meeting focuses on herbs and their practical applications in today’s world. Participation is by registration only and it is a free event.
News from Capon Bridge Library, 2987 Northwestern Turnpike, Capon Bridge: contact them at 304-856-3777 or visit their website at [email protected] The library is open Mon. to Thursday. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The silent auction was a success. Thanks to everyone who contributed and placed offers.
Preschool Library Story Time can be found on the library’s FB page every Wednesday at 11 a.m. The corresponding handicrafts are available on the porch every Thursday evening.
The library needs large kitchen garbage bags, Lysol wipes, paper towels and printing paper.
The library continues to be a drop-off point for the Amazing Grace Food Pantry and the HC Animal Shelter.
New books: “The Jailhouse Lawyer” by James Patterson, “The Wish” by Nicholas Sparks, “Hostage” by Clare Mackintosh, “A Slow Burning Fire” by Paula Hawkins, “Great Circle” by Maggie Shipstead, “Furious: Sailing into Terror ”by Jeffrey James Higgins,“ Good Company ”by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney and“ The Blue Bistro ”by Elin Hildebrand. New non-fictional ones include “Simple and Easy Recipes for Pies” by Hildegande Areizaga and “Pioneer Cooks: Super Easy! By Ree Drumond.
Tuesday, October 19, Meeting of the friends of the library, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 20, Book Club, 2:00 pm The book chosen for discussion this month will be Luanne Rice’s “The Secret Hour”. At next month’s meeting (November 17), the book club will discuss “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann.
Looking to the future: Saturday, October 30. The library is working on its annual Halloween parade in conjunction with The River House. Costumed kids will enjoy story time and treats at the library, then head to The River House for afternoon crafts. Children will line up at the River House at 10 a.m.
Community dinners are canceled until further notice.
October 13, 20 and 27, NA meeting at 6:30 p.m., Capon Bridge Community Center.
October 18 and 25, AA meeting, 7 p.m., Capon Bridge Community Center.
Visit the vaccines website, www.vaccinate.wv.gov or contact them at 1-833-734-0965 for information regarding COVID 19 vaccination appointments.