First Fridays After Five
Taste of our Town
Holiday Open House
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Historic Downtown Lewisburg hosts its on-going First Fridays After Five every first Friday of every month from 5pm to 9pm. Live music, art, fun and food throughout town! This event is free to the public. Everyone is welcome!
When: 2014: 2/7, 3/7, 4/4, 5/2, 6/6, 7/4, 8/1, 9/5, 10/3, 11/7, 12/5
Time: 5pm to 9pm
Celebrate the Holidays with
First Fridays after 5 in Downtown Lewisburg!
Friday, December 5th, 2014
Historic Downtown Lewisburg celebrates a Festive First Fridays after Five on Friday, December 5th! Join the fun … free carriage rides, live music, art events and tasty treats …. all free to the public. Everyone is welcome!
Feast your eyes on the Best Window Decorations in the Region, while enjoying a Free Horse Drawn Carriage Ride, from 6pm to 8pm, down main street, compliments of the shops & restaurants of downtown Lewisburg. Catch your free ride at the intersection of Jefferson & Washington Street, near City National Bank.
Santa Claus is making a visit in Downtown Lewisburg to First National Bank earlier in the afternoon starting at 3pm. Drop by and see him before you hit the rest of the evening’s activities.
Join a Community Sing Along in the City Green Space, under the Christmas Tree at 5pm. Everyone is invited to enjoy the spirit of the holiday season and together sing the “Twelve Days of Christmas”. In the event of inclement weather, the sing along will take place in City National Bank.
Stop by High Country Boutique & Gallery from 5pm to 7pm to enter a drawing to win a Johnny Was Collection tasseled silk scarf and discover jewelry by world-famous Chan Luu. 122 West Washington Street, 645-5222.
The Greenbrier Valley Board of Realtors sponsors “Feed the Need” in partnership with The United Way. Food and funds are collected for the 11 food pantries in the Greenbrier Valley. As you stroll downtown, consider dropping off a can of food or spare change at a business displaying a sign and yellow donation bucket! The GVBR asks for your help to achieve a goal of feeding those in need in the area. For questions or someone to pick up a donation, call Robert Bittinger at 304-646-6411 or Martha Hilton at 304-667-7060.
Don’t forget your Furry Family & Friends during the Holidays! Harmony Ridge Gallery asks First Friday Visitors to stop by with one or more of the following items for the homeless cats & dogs at the Greenbrier Valley Animal Shelter: Purina or Pedigree Dry & Can Dog & Puppy Food; Cat & Kitten Toys; Dry Purina Kitten Chow; Washable Cat Beds and of course, Yummy Dog & Cat Treats! For every donation, you will be entered in a drawing to win a Metal Dog or Cat Sculpture! 209 W. Washington Street, 645-4333.
The Greenbrier County Convention & Visitors Bureau celebrates the season as they partner with Greenbrier County Schools to present student artwork, holiday-themed choral presentations and student narratives. Two- and three-dimensional artwork created by Greenbrier County’s middle and high school visual art students and Career & Technical Education students will be featured. Choral groups from three county schools will share their talent through the presentation of holiday-themed selections. Performance times are: Greenbrier East High School-5 p.m., Western Greenbrier Middle School-6 p.m., and Eastern Greenbrier Middle School-6:30 p.m. To foster reading, writing and presentation skills, Greenbrier County Schools established The Stories That We Share . Ordinary cans, called “Story Cans”, have been transformed into audio players that transmit stories. Cans will be placed in: Country Road Yarn House, Wolf Creek Gallery, Love Child, Hill & Holler, Yarid’s, Bella The Corner Gourmet, Patina, Cakes & Cones, The Wild Bean, Edith’s Health & Specialty Store, The Open Book, Studio 40 and Harmony Ridge Gallery. While at the Visitors Center, guests will have the opportunity to experience one of the latest technologic learning tools, the SMART Table collaborative learning center. A teacher and students will be on hand to demonstrate and guide guests in an enlightening and interactive learning experience. 200 W. Washington Street 304-645-1000
The Youth Center, also known as The High Rocks Satellite Center, located in the old Fort Savannah building, will be open for young folks, middle & high school ages, from 4pm to 9pm to enjoy a pool table, ping pong table, fooz ball table, art supplies, games, wi-fi, popcorn …. all FREE! Also happening is a Song School Showcase of newly created songs and music by local youth at 7pm. The center also “Blings in the New Year” with a jewelry sale with all proceeds benefitting High Rocks. 204 N Jefferson St, 304-647-4994.
The General Lewis Inn invites you to a free sample of hot buttered rum, with identification of course, in their classic southern setting. 301 East Washington Street, 645-2600.
Champagne & Rose' ~ what better way to celebrate the holiday! Stop in at Bella Gourmet for a tasty sample along with some surprise treats. 100 E Washington Street - 304.520.4921
Patina invites the public to stop by for hot chocolate and cookies. 117 East Washington Street, 520-4962.
Patrick O'Flaherty performs at the Irish Pub on Washington Street from 4pm to 8:30pm, and then The Rivertown Gypsies will take the stage at 9pm. Come join us for a refreshing beverage and lively music! 109 East Washington Street, 645-7386.
Enjoy live music by Herding Cats at Plants Etc. at 102 South Jefferson Street, 645-6910.
Cooper Gallery will be closing its doors on December 31st for retirement, so please stop by for a visit and special offers on G.P. Cooper photography and other artwork. 122 E. Washington Street, 645-6439.
First Fridays after 5 takes place all year long, except January, in downtown Lewisburg with shops, galleries and restaurants in downtown Lewisburg open until 9pm serving complimentary refreshments and entertainment, sponsored by City National Bank. Downtown Lewisburg, America’s Coolest Small Town, is just 1 mile south of I-64 via exit 169. The town center is located at Washington Street (I-60) and Jefferson Street (Rt. 219). For more information go to www.downtownlewisburg.com or become a fan on FaceBook at www.facebook.com/lewisburgwv or call 304-645-4333.