Coal City Community CEOS, 1 p.m.
Pinecrest Family Council meeting, 1 p.m., Pinecrest Hospital, to support family members who have loved ones at the facility, plan activities, participate in educational activities, and hear speakers. Call 304-253-0120 or 304-776-2666.
Shag lessons, McBee’s, Neville Street, Beckley. Basic at 6 p.m. and Basic Plus at 7 p.m. Call 304-228-9938.
Open mic, Chimney Corner Cafe & Amphitheater, Ansted, 7 p.m. Free, no cover.
DivorceCare support group, 7:30 p.m., Johnston Chapel Baptist Church, Hall’s Ridge Road, Princeton. Divorce Care for Kids, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Child care is provided. Call 304-425-6315.
LifeBridge Assembly of God “Friends” group meets at noon every Wednesday, 1513 E. Main St. (across from King Chevrolet), light lunch follows meeting.
American Red Cross blood drawing, noon to 6 p.m., 200 Industrial Drive, across from John W. Eye Co. Also the first Saturday of each month at Chapter House from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 304-255-1508.
Freedom Area Narcotics Anonymous meeting, First Presbyterian Church, 1809 W. Main St., Princeton, 7:30 p.m.; St. James Episcopal Church, Court Street, Lewisburg, 8 p.m.; Summerlee Road School House, Oak Hill, 2:30 p.m.; Drop Inn Center, 325 Prince St., Beckley, 7 p.m. Call 1-800-766-4442.
Alanon meeting, 7 to 8 p.m., The Place (behind United Methodist Temple), 3871 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Beckley, Room 204B. Call 304-253-2674.
AA meetings, Beckley Noon Group, Presbyterian Church, 203 S. Kanawha St., noon (CD, no papers signed); Beckley Higher Power Group, SWV Fellowship Home, 201 Woodlawn, 8 p.m. (OD); Mt. Hope Big Book Study Group, Presbyterian Church, 412 Main St., 8 p.m. (CBB); Cowen, On Track Group, Trinity United Methodist Church, Railroad Avenue North, 8 p.m.; for information on any meetings, call 304-252-9444 or 1-800-333-5051.
Beckley Duplicate Bridge Club, 6:45 p.m., Beckley Woman’s Club, 202 Park Ave., Beckley. Call Fred Mason at 304-253-3464 or 304-255-4557.
Beckley Moose Lodge 1606, 8 p.m., Moose Lodge Ballroom.
Senior Citizens Nutrition congregate meal, noon, basement of Sophia Methodist Church. Call 304-683-5393.
Support Group for Life-controlling problems, 7 p.m., Mountain View Church of God, Hilltop, near Oak Hill, private entrance available. Call 304-465-5511 or 304-574-0553.
Mountain Area Narcotics Anonymous High on Life Group, Princeton Group, closed meeting, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 1809 W. Main St., Princeton.
Alateen, 7 p.m., FMRS, Beckley, for teen-age family members of alcoholics, ages 13-19. Call 304-253-1441; Beckley, 201 Woodlawn Ave., 9 a.m., open Big Book discussion, call 304-253-8164, 304-255-4960.
Coal City Community CEOS, 1 p.m.
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Alpha plans to idle coal workers
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New rules to fight black lung disease kick in today
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Beckley festival seeking vendors
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