Articles Archive for November 2011
Title: The Charleston Ballet and the WVSO Present The NutcrackerLink out: Click hereDescription: Friday, December 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Come see the Nutcracker the way Tchaikovsky intended – With a Full Live Orchestra! This often imitated but never duplicated holiday tradition is sure to excite both the children in your life, and those just young at heart!
Start Date: 2011-12-16End Date: 2011-12-17
Title: Singles Christmas DanceLocation: WV State UniversityLink out: Click hereDescription: SPEAKEASY SINGLES CHRISTMAS DANCE – Saturday, December 10th – 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm (Doors at 6:30 pm) Members $8, non-members $10. With music by DJ Randy Justice. Snacks included; drinks $1. WVSU-Wilson Student Union, www.speakeasysingles.com . This dance is Holiday-casual to dressy. The ladies like a chance to shop and then show off a new dress and this is a good opportunity to do that. Our gentlemen always look nice but it also gives them a chance to …
Title: Mama MiaLocation: One Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301Link out: Click hereDescription: More than 45 million people all around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make Mamma Mia! the ultimate feel-good show! On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings 3 men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, …
Headline, Organizations »
Read Aloud, a West Virginia nonprofit with the goal of improving child literacy, is looking for volunteers for its reading program. The group, which has been around for more than twenty years, recruits volunteers to visit classrooms, day-care centers, and after-school programs to read to children.
Read Aloud merges community involvement from authors, local libraries, parents, and schoolteachers. They feature an Author of the Month, and partner with local schools so teacher lesson plans incorporate the author’s work into the curriculum.
Parents can also come to the schools to read a …
The Holstine family of Campbells Creek donated the beloved family spruce that has been on their front yard for close to twenty years to Joyful Night.
The tree will be part of West Virginia’s annual tree-lighting holiday celebration on December 1st at the Capitol Complex.
Many years ago the Holstines planted the tree in their yard. The beautiful Norway spruce became part of the family home — holiday lights and decorations were put on it every year. This year, the couple decided the tree had to go; it had grown too …
The Annual Joyful Night Celebration and Tree-lighting Ceremony is slated for 1st December 2011 at the capitol Complex. Festivities start at 5:45 in the evening.
The lighting ceremony will start with trees located at the North Plaza, and will wrap up at the South Plaza. A tree will also be decorated and lit at the Rotunda.
The Governor’s Mansion will be open for musical performances, and light refreshments will be available at the Culture Center.
“Arts Day at the State Capitol” will be held at upper and lower rotundas of the Capitol Complex on February 27th, 2012 from 10AM to 1PM.
Individual artists and arts organizations are invited to participate by the organizers — the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.
Registration to participate is required, and the deadline is on January 16th. Entry forms can be found at wvculture.org/arts.
You can also contact Renee Margocee or Rose McDonough at (304) 558-0240; they also may be reached by e-mail …
Mountain Stage reopens in Charleston on February 5th 2012 with with singer Darrell Scott and folk band Solas.
On February 12th, power pop band Fountains of Wayne headline together with other acts.
The March 4th show will feature Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes, Cowboy Junkies, Anais Mitchell and Paul Kelly.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the door. For more information, visit mountainstage.org.
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The Charleston Civic Center has recently unveiled a new hardwood floor for the Civic Center’s basketball court, sponsored by the Friends of Coal.
The West Virginia University men’s basketball team will put the new floor to the test when they take on Morehead State University Tuesday night.
Center court includes an orange outline of West Virginia and the profiles of three West Virginia coal miners. WV Coal Association President Bill Raney said it’s an honor for miners to be shown on the hardwood.