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The Mountain Messenger, December 2, 1995 1B MOUNTAIN MESSENGER'S ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY The newest social event in the Greenbrler Valley wlll be held December 3111 The Green- brier Gardeners and Greenbrier Valley Theater are excited about hosting GALA '95, a New Year's Eve Party to be held at the Greenbrier Valley Theater in downtown Lewlsburg, This fund-raiser for the two organiza- tions' upcoming projects In '96 promises to bring lrt the New Year with stylel The GALA will start at 9 p.m. and will feature not only a 40's 14-piece swing band - Mel Glllespie's Orchestra, but a disco room also for those that prefer a 70's flavor. "llckets are $60 per couple or $35 per person and include the following in the price: hors d'oeurves, party favors and split of champagne or sparkling ci- der. Tickets are available at the Greenbrier Valley Theater Build- ing. For more information call the theater at 645-3838 or Belle Hanson at 647-4166 or Linda Brant at 645-3589. There are only a limlted num- ber of tickets available, so make sure to make plans early in or- der to enjoy the newest way to ring in the New Year in the Val- ley!! The National Library of Poetry has announced that $24,000 in prizes will be awarded this year to over 250 poets in the North American Open Poetry Contest. The deadline for the contest is December 31. The contest is open to everyone and entry is free. Any poet, whether previously published or not, can be a win- ner. Every poem entered also has a chance to be published in a deluxe, hardbound anthology. To enter, send one original poem, any subject and'any style, to The National Library of Poetry, 11419 Cronridge Dr., P.O. Box 704-1986, Owlngs Mills, MD 21117. The poem should be no more than 20 lines, and the poet's name and address should appear on the top of the page. Entries must be postmarked by December 31. A new contest opens January i, 1996. The National Library of Po- etry, founded in 1982, is the largest poetry organization In the world. Christmas Activities in Ronceverte Slated The annual Christmas Parade will be held in Ronceverte on Monday, December 4 at 7 p.m. Entrants will line up at 6 p.m. at Island Park. For more infor- mation or to enter the parade, call 647-4676 or 647-5233. The Ronceverte Fire Department's annual Christmas Stocking Giveaway will be held at the train depot at 2 p.m. on December 23. On Sunday, December 3, at 4 p.m. the choirs of Greenbrier East, Greenbrier West, Fayettev- tile and Oak Hill High Schools will join voices in a performance of Christmas choral music at the First Baptist Church in Fairlea. This exciting event will feature over 150 of the area's best young vocalists singing both traditional and original carols. All four groups have been rehearsing since Septem- ber for the concert and the four directors, Teresa Bryant, Pare Gapofhin , David Hall and Tony ;n's Following the favorable com- ments made and the success of the last two Christmases at the Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center, it is once again mounting an invitational show to open Monday, November 27, and continue tl~rough December 22. Artists have been asked to "let their imaginations soar" and use any media they wished in order to create a colorful and at- tractive exhibit. The participating artists are as follows: Mary Ellen Plitt, Roberta Anderson, Bari Ballou and Bess Caton of Clifton Forge, Norma Meeks, Kyle Keyser, Ger- trude Lacy, Barbara Park and Paul Lacy of Covington, Michael Farrar and Nancy Newhart-Far- rar of Low Moor, Joni Plenkow- ski and Jan Bos of Blacksburg. Mimi Babe Harris and Mary Lu Clark of Roanoke, Jill Jensen of oper ery Cooper Gallery. a new fine art gallery In historical Lewlsburg, will be exhibiting the works of artists: sculptor, Mark Blumen- stein; photographer, Rose Bryan Buhrman; artist, Ruth Ewlng Buhrman and artist, Marllyn Cooper. Also on display will be the works of: photographer, G.P. Cooper; artist, Bonnie Fuoco; sculptor, Tony Giancola; sculp- tor, Sassi Harel; fine wood worker, Frank Hardy, Jr.; artist, Sandra King; artist Dave Spring- ston; artist, Kikuko Shepherd; artist, Shlr Wooton and fine cabinet maker John Williams. The Gallery, at 121 E. Washing- ton St., will be open through February 1996. Hours are I0 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and Sunday If the weather permits. Rt. 219 & 1-64 Interchange Lewisburg, WV 645-4804 Featuring on our Food Bar: Succulent Roast Beef Fantastic Fried Chicken Tender Baked Ham INCLUDES: Vegetable, Soup, Salad Bar, Bakery, and Dessert Bar, SUNDAY 11 AM - 10 PM ALL YOU CAN EAT for only . Simms anticipate a very rarge crowd to hear the students per- form. We would like to extend the invitation to the community to come and hear this long-awaited concert. Support for all our en- deavors is always appreciated and we are confident that you will be pleased with the accom- plishments of the students in their high quality performance. The performance is free of charge, but a donation will be accepted. e Lynchburg and William Rogers of Cleery, Virginia. The Center is open from I0 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. each day ex- cept Sunday. It is funded by in- dividuals, organizations and businesses, the governments of Covington, Clifton Forge and Al- legheny County, and the Vir- ginia Commission for the Arts. The Center is open to the public free of charge It is lo- cated at 439 E. Ridgeway Street, in Clifton Forge. at Alleghany Arts & Crafts The weekly schedule for the Alleghany Highlands Arts & Crafts Center is as follows: On Saturday. December 9, at 3 p.m.. Allen Tucker, director, will bring his Covington High School madrigal singers to per- form. Tucker has not missed a year in providing music during the 11 years the Art Center has been open. Following the program, a re- ception will be held. The Center is open from 10 a.m. till 4:30 p.m. each day ex- cept Sunday. It is funded by individuals, organizations and businesses, the governments of Alleghany County, Clifton Forge and Cov- ington, and the Virginia Com- mission for the Arts. The Center is open to the public free of charge. It is lo- cated at 439 E. 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