Fridays in the Park: (Free concerts held 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at Word Park on Neville Street; Food vendors sell lunch items)
July 17 – Music by the Chris Oxley Quartet
July 24 – Day of Dance – 11:30 am – Mercer Country Commission on Aging Senior Line Dancers; 11:50 am – RaleighCounty Commission on Aging Senior Line Dancers; 12:10 pm – Beckley Area Shag Dancers Demo; 12:30 pm – Tony & Denise Ballroom Dancing; 12:45 – 1:00 – Open Dance
July 31 – Music by Shayar
Beckley’s Annual Cruise-in Car & Bike Show will be held on Friday, July 17 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm in Uptown Beckley. Vehicle registration ($10) will be held at Word Park (Neville Street) between 6:00 and 7:00 pm; the first 100 to register will receive a dash plaque. Specialty awards from City departments, other organizations and judges’ choice in several categories will be presented at 8:30 p.m. along with door prizes. Note that Trike category trophies (from the June bike show) will be presented during this show.
The public is invited to visit the show to view the rides and enjoy free live music by Still Standing at the Word Park gazebo from 6:30 to 8:30. The Still Standing trio performs a variety of oldies, pop, rock & country and the band will be joined by guest Matt Rivenbark during the second hour. Several food vendors and family fun will be included at the event.
Neville Street Market – next market will be Saturday, July 18 from 8am to 1 pm. Art, crafts, collectibles, produce and other products are welcome. The market is celebrating “Christmas in July” on the 18th. Contact Tickety Boo Mercantile onNeville Street or call 304-575-8202 for vendor details. The Women’s Resource Center will receive 20% or the booth fee.
Uptown Farmers Market schedule of activities:
Wednesday, July 15 – Free set-up; 3–5:30 pm; Wellness Wednesday – 4:30 – 5 – WVU Extension Summer Steps program – Active SWV to help attendees get registered & count steps walking around the plaza – Get started walking with us!
Friday, July 17 – Market hours 10 am -1:30 pm; WVU Extension Nutrition – sampling veggies/dip; Chris Oxley Quartet at nearby Friday in the Park
Monday, July 20 – ($5 set-up or $25 for the summer – contact the WVU Extension Office at 304-255-9321 for details); Market open 3–5:30 pm – Master Gardener Monday; 3:30 – Ribbon-cutting at new band shelter with music by Doug Harper3:45 – 5:00;
It is World Jump Day, so stop by and jump rope with Active SWV.
Wednesday, July 22 – regular set-up; 3-5:30 pm; Wellness Wednesday – Active SWV event TBA; Reading with the United Way
Friday, July 24 – Regular set-up, 10am–1:30 pm; Dance Day at Friday in the Park
Monday, July 27 – Market hours: 3:00 – 5:30 pm; Master Gardener Monday
Wednesday, July 29 – Market hours 3:00 – 5:30 pm; Wellness Wednesdays – 4:30 – 5:00 – Yoga
Friday, July 31 – Market hours: 10 am – 1:30 pm; WVU Extension Nutrition; Shayar at Friday in the Park
More activities are being planned at the market thru August including celebrating National Farmers Market Week, Exercise with Your Child Week, International Youth Day, National Cupcake Day, Wellness Outreaches, tomato/salsa contests, and grilled corn on the cob day.
National Dance Day with the Red Cross – July 25 is National Dance Day. To celebrate, the Red Cross is offering a “Dance up a Storm” event Saturday evening at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway Plaza.