Things to do this weekend

Mayor’s Night Out

POINT PLEASANT — The opening night of Mayor’s Night Out is tonight, Friday, June 9 at 8 p.m. in the amphitheater of Riverfront Park. The band Deep Creatures will be performing classic rock, country, blues and pop. Concessions will be provided by the City of Point Pleasant with those proceeds going toward the Spray Park Fund. The concert is free.

Market Days

POINT PLEASANT — Merchants in downtown Point Pleasant will host Market Days from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., this Saturday, June 10. Some merchants will be offering shopping specials while several local vendors have been invited to set up downtown to offer a variety of goods to shoppers.

Bikes and BBQ

POINT PLEASANT — This Saturday, June 10, the inaugural Bikes and BBQ event with take place at Gunn Park on Fourth Street. BBQ contestants are still welcome to sign up, and will need to register at 6:30 a.m. Saturday at Gunn Park, and can do so for three different categories. The first category is pulled pork, which can be prepared beforehand and will be judged by the general public. The second two categories will be officially judged, and must be prepared that day. Judging will take place in the afternoon. These two categories will be pork ribs and chicken quarters.

Tickets can be purchased for $5 that day to sample the BBQ. Live music will also be provided by Bill Golden, performing a wide variety of music for patrons of the event.

Three bike rides will take place Saturday, departing from fourth street. The first two will depart at 9 a.m., with sign up starting at 8 a.m. These rides will cover most of Mason County, with 26 and 46 mile options. A third option will be a leisurely six-mile ride through town, registration starting at 10 a.m. and bikes rolling out at 11 a.m. BBQ tickets are included for those going on the bike ride. Tickets for the bike rides are $30, reduced to $15 for riders under 16.

Food will be ready for serving around 12:30-1 p.m., according to organizers.

To register for Bikes and BBQ 2017, visit—bbq-2017-2138910654 or visit the Point Pleasant Bike Trail Facebook page to learn more.

Baking contest, tasting reception

POINT PLEASANT — This Saturday, June 10, the Tu-Endie-Wei Garden Club is sponsoring a Baking Contest and Tasting Reception in downtown Point Pleasant. The purpose of this fundraiser is to provide money for the flowers the club plants each year in the city of Point Pleasant. Members are asking area residents to bake their best dessert including cake, pie, cookies, brownies, squares, from “scratch” using no box mixes, and bring them to the tent on Fourth Street for judging by noon. Prizes will be awarded. Starting at 1 p.m., the Garden Club will sell tickets in the amount of 50 cents each which will be used to purchase a taste of the various submissions. Depending upon the size and type of dessert one or more tickets will be charged for each “taste.” Nothing will cost more than six tickets, or $3. Anyone interested in baking an item is asked to contact any garden club member or especially the following: Molly Park at [email protected], or (304) 675-5027, Jane Coles at (304) 675-2719, or Joyce Lee at (304)-675-5027. An entry fee of $5 is requested for each baked good.

Letart homecoming set

LETART — The Letart Nature Park Organization will be hosting the annual Letart Homecoming Day on Saturday, June 10, starting at 2 p.m. at the Letart Community Center on Sandhill Road. There will be food, live music, tractor show and games. Everyone is welcome to join the fun.

Farmers markets open

POINT PLEASANT — The Mason County Farmers Market is open for the season. The market is located on First Street under the Bartow Jones Bridge in Point Pleasant. The market will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon until the first or second week of October.

NEW HAVEN — The New Haven Farmers Market, held in the town park, is open for both vendors and shoppers each Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.