Articles Archive for January 2011
When a person experiences lower back pain, the deep stabilizing back muscles atrophy and weaken in as little as 24 hours. To recover normal spinal function, it is important to keep the back muscles active – even with the gentlest and least strenuous of exercise.
These deep back muscles are countered by the deep stomach muscles to provide stability to the lower back. Other muscles that provide a support to the lower back – such as the large muscles in the buttocks, the long muscles that span the back from …
Title: Riverdance: Farewell Performance!Location: One Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301Link out: Click hereDescription: Riverdance, the thunderous celebration of Irish music and dance that tapped onto the world stage thrilling millions around the globe, will play one farewell performance at the Clay Center. Discover why nothing in the world compares to the original international phenomenon! Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, you won’t want to miss this farewell performance of Riverdance!Date: 2011-02-22
Title: JAMFest Lite Cheer & DanceLocation: 200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston, WV 25301Link out: Click hereDescription: It’s new! JAMfest Lite is like the original JAMfest, but on a smaller scale. Super FUN events that include free admission, high energy music and crazy games! Price is lighter on the wallet, but anything but “lite” on scoring, organization, and reliability.
Title: The AtarisLocation: Alban Arts & Conference Center (Alban Theatre) 65 Olde Main Plaza Saint Albans, WV 25177Link out: Click hereDescription: The Ataris Acoustic Tour @ The Alban Arts and Conference Center With local acts: Talk Is Cheap, Time & Distance and More TBA! Doors Open at 6:30PM Show at 7PM Tickets: $10 Advance / $12 Doors www.wvshows.tk
Middle school and high school athletes are playing younger, playing harder, and playing more than their counterparts from previous generations. As a result, many of them suffer from sports-related injuries that threaten to debilitate them for the rest of their lives.
Trainers say that student athletes these days play hard and practice intensely, regardless of whether their sport is in season or not; such levels of repetitive physical activity may cause serious injuries. The incidence of overuse injuries in younger and younger children may be also be due to them specializing …
9th February 2011 (6:00 PM to 8:00 PM)
Reading & Signing Event
Marie Manilla, author of Still Life with Plums
Still Life with Plums is a collection of short stories that portrays the lives of a Black-Irish West Virginian, an acerbic dog groomer, a downtrodden spouse, and many other distinctive and intruiguing characters. Although the characters appear unrelated, there is a common thread that binds them together, and it is up to the reader to find out what it is.
Marie Manilla’s written works have appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Mississippi Review, and many …
All the way until 31st March 2011, join the Adult Winter Reading Club of the Kanawha County Public Libraries and win prizes via their monthly raffle. To qualify, just read any book or listen to any audiobook (as long as it is not a children’s book), and check it out from your favorite KCPL branch or downloaded from WVDeli. For more details, visit the KCPL website.
Out of ideas where to start? Here are five great picks for winter reading:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Curious Incident of …
Title: NASA | ART: 50 Years of ExplorationLocation: Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences One Clay Square Charleston, West Virginia 25301Link out: Click hereDescription: Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in cooperation with the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum.
Discover how NASA’s inspiring rocket launches, moon landings and planetary explorations have impacted the imaginations of America’s leading artists. Journey through five decades of creations by artists as diverse as Norman Rockwell, Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Nam June Paik and William …
Title: NASA: Race for Space Location: Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences One Clay Square Charleston, West Virginia 25301Link out: Click hereDescription: Hold on tight for this rocketing, in-depth look at one of the most important organizations in the history of astronomy and space travel – the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA. From its Cold War foundations through the Agency’s early failures and triumphs to the lunar landings and the Space Shuttle and even through numerous international collaborations, NASA’s outstanding achievements will be chronicled in this Clay …
Title: Family Fun Day! – Party GrasLocation: Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences One Clay Square Charleston, West Virginia 25301Link out: Click hereDescription: Feb 5, 2011 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Celebrate Mardi Gras and St. Valentine’s Day! Make a decorative mask and enjoy cake walks, crafts, story times, entertainment, face painting and other festive activities.
Activities are included with admission, which is free for Clay Center members or just $5.50 for children and $7 for adults. Mask-making workshop takes place noon – 4 pm and is $2 per mask.