Second Wind May Schedule of Activities

The Highland Second Wind calendar of events for May has been released, and as always it includes plenty of educational, recreational and shopping activities for older persons in the area.

Keeping up with today’s technology is an issue for people of all age groups – help is available for more mature users in the form of Tech Senior classes, which are suitable for beginner to intermediate level users. Highland Telephone Cooperative sponsors a class held at their Monterey office at 1:00 pm on May 16th. A class will also be held at the Highland County Public Library at 10 am on May 31st. And on May 25th, also at the library, Dorothy Stephenson of Sundance Media and Design will demonstrate how to create a Facebook page, with monthly classes scheduled to learn more about this social media platform in the future.

Exercise is especially important as we age, and Move It! Classes, with exercises which can be adapted to all fitness levels happen at the library at 3 pm on May 11th and 25th.

A good workout creates an appetite, and you can make sure your pantries are stocked by joining the shopping trip to Franklin WV on May 17th, which also includes lunch at the Gateway Restaurant. Other goodies, both edible and not, can be found on a trip to the 2016 Shenandoah District Disaster Ministries Auction and Sale at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds on May 20th, featuring baked goods, spring plants and much more – proceeds go to help people recover from disasters.

And be entertained and educated, first on May 22nd with a trip to Garth Newel Music Center in Warm Springs to hear local youth members of the Allegheny String Project in their Spring Concert. The fee for transportation is $5.00, and there must be a minimum of 5 participants. The trip leaves from the library at 3:00 pm. On May 24th, learn more about the life of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson with a trip to Lexington. There is a $5.00 fee for transportation, and$7.00 admission to the museum – the outing leaves the library at 9:00 am .

For more information on these events and programs, contact Highland VPAS Senior Services Coordinator Harmony Leonard at 540-468-2178, or email


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Scott Smith

Scott Smith is the General Manager for Allegheny Mountain Radio and Station Coordinator and News Reporter for WVLS. Scott’s family has deep roots in Highland County. While he did not grow up here, he spent as much time as possible on the family farm, and eventually moved to Highland to continue the tradition, which he still pursues with his cousin. Unfortunately, farming doesn’t pay all the bills, so he has previously taken other jobs to support his farming hobby, including pressman/writer for The Recorder, and Ag Projects Coordinator for The Highland Center. He lives in Hightown with wife Michelle and son Ethan. In his spare time, he wishes he had more spare time, especially to ride his prized Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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