Introducing Electric 102.7′s newest team member – Morgan Robinson!!! Morgan does one of the coolest blogs in the valley – Charming-Charleston.com, “a lifestyle blog set in Charleston, WV focused on living a fashionable, fun-filled and frugal life with your family in our charming city”. Make sure you check out Morgan every Friday morning @ 7:30am with Coach & Maggie to get the latest scoop on what’s going on in Charleston! She’s also going to be keeping you in the know here on electric102.com as well…so check out some community events going on around the valley! If you’ve got an event going on, we’d like to promote it…so fill out the form below & let us know!
The Charleston Light Opera Guild Presents “EVITA” – May 17th &18th
The greatest collaboration of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and Lyricist Time Rice. Evita tells the story of Eva Peron, perhaps the most notorious public figure in Argentina’s history, rose from poverty to a career as a performer and then climbed to prominence as the wife of dictator Juan Peron and Argentina’s First Lady. Eva was beloved by the people and despised by the military and
aristocracy. Her story comes to life through a compelling score that merges chorales with exciting Latin, pop and jazz influences and a storyteller named Che who challenges Eva’s motives. Tickets are $20.00 and may be reserved at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater Box Office, One Hour before Curtain time, or by calling (304)343-2287. ShowTime are……. May 17th,and 18th at 7:30pm
72nd Strawberry Festival – May 15th-19th
Each year the Strawberry Festival is held in Buckhannon, WV. And each year, the Strawberry Festival combines exciting family traditions with street parties, 4 major parades, a carnival and on-going entertainment! Devour the chocolate covered strawberries & strawberry shortcake found on every corner, browse the juried art show and photography exhibit, enter Strawberry Idol and take pleasure in Buckhannon’s small town charm!Continuing this year will be the Horse and Carriage Parade, featuring 50+ horse-drawn carriages traveling along Strawberry Lane! Featuring a ’Cinderella’ style carriage, miniature horses, and other unique displays, . Before and after the Parade, be sure to take a Horse & Carriage Ride through the streets of the Downtown Buckhannon Historic District!!!!!
Back to the Park – Saturday May18th
Families are encouraged to get “Back to The Park” by stopping by the Dunbar Wine Cellar Park on Saturday, May 18 for the “National Kids Back to The Park Day” celebration. The event will be held from 10:00am- 2:00pm.Activities include a fishing tournament, archery, Frisbee games, bike safety instruction, a meet and greet with real life rescue dogs and more fun for kids. Free hot dogs and s’mores will be served. For additional information, please call JoAnn Cornell at (304) 766-0223.
Manna Meal serves Breakfast to those in need every day of the year, is in serious need of cereal donations!!!! If you can help please drop off donated boxes to Manna Meal’s door located in at St John’s Episcopal Church from 7:00am-2:00pm. St. John’s is located at 1105 Quarrier St. for more details call (304)345-7121.
Art Contest to Celebrate West Virginia’s 150th Birthday – Now – May 15th
West Virginia is OLD—older than grandma, grandpa or anyone else you know…….but getting better with age. If you’re in kindergarten through 12th grade, you are eligible to enter a statewide art contest to celebrate West Virginia’s 150th birthday. Children in grades K-5 will create a birthday card for West Virginia’s special celebration. Students in grades 6-8 and 9-12 can create videos by themselves or in teams of two. Videos must not be longer than two minutes.Themes for the videos are “Happy 150th Birthday West Virginia – What Makes West Virginia Unique” and “What makes West Virginia special?” Students should wish West Virginia a happy 150th birthday within the videos.Prizes include Kindles and gift cards and will be awarded in each age group. Winning artwork may also be showcased in the rotunda during the West Virginia 150th birthday celebration at the State Capitol. There is no entry fee and artwork may be submitted between April 1 and May 15, 2013. Each artwork or video must have an official application. Applications are available online at www.wvcommerce.org/art150.
A Great Cause & Some Great Food – Support Autism With Buffalo Wild Wings Nitro – May 15th
All friends, families and supporters are invited to participate in a fundraising event on Wednesday May 15, 2013. Everyone is invited to gather at Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner or place a carryout order. On this day, 15% of all food purchases accompanied by the certificate will be donated to the Applied Behavior Learning Center for Autism. Click here to print certificate. The mission of Applied Behavior Learning Center (ABLC) is to educate children with autism and related disorders so that they may one day be mainstreamed into a regular education classroom. Utilizing the principles developed by Ivar Lovaas, ABLC will provide one-on-one Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy or ABA.
Reunion Kits- May 24th – September 2nd
The West Virginia Department of Commerce is again offering reunion kits for people coming home to the Mountain State in 2013. Perfect for reunion planners, the kits welcome people to West Virginia by providing everything needed to celebrate this important birthday, including postcards, state highway maps, travel guides and goodie bags.The state celebrates its sesquicentennial birthday on June 20, and West Virginians reuniting with friends, family and former classmates can take part all summer long by downloading birthday fliers or banners at www.wvcommerce.org/reunions. This year, the kits will include a 150th Birthday T-shirt and three 150th Birthday hats to offer as reunion door prizes. Additional birthday memorabilia can be purchased at www.wv150.com. Event coordinators may request reunion kits by visiting www.wvcommerce.org/reunions or calling 304.957.9332 or 304.957.9363. A completed official application form may be submitted online at www.wvcommerce.org/reunions or downloaded and mailed to Department of Commerce, 2013 Reunions, 90 MacCorkle Ave. SW, South Charleston, WV 25303.The promotion period runs from Memorial Day until Labor Day, or while supplies last. First come, first served. Only school, family or community reunions are eligible, and the reunion must take place in West Virginia!!!!!
Electric 102.7 accepts event ‘s for community and non-profit groups only. Please submit your event at least two weeks in advance. Include as much information as possible. Unfortunately, every event submitted may not be listed.
Morgan Robinson is the founder of Charming-Charleston.com, a lifestyle blog set in Charleston, WV focused on living a fashionable, fun-filled and frugal life with your family in our charming city.
Morgan in a nutshell- I have an unreal love for my (step) children – Kylea and Colin and my basset hound Sadie. I sing in the car but not in the shower. I embrace my passion for large tacky jewelry because I know it was inherited from my Nana. My husband and my parents are my best friends.
I live for a bargain and pride myself on my best deal stories. I’m a transplant to the charming Charleston, WV-a city I’m now proud to call my home. I hope that through this blog you are inspired to discover everything our city has to offer and are able to create personal style (worthy of Now Trending Charleston) in our city – or yours – on a budget.