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Events for February 2016

  • Archives and History Tuesday Lecture: History of a Loudon Heights Garden Club and Neighborhood-Revisited

    February 02, 2016 — Charleston, Kanawha

    On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, members of Charleston, West Virginia’s Loudon Heights Garden Club will discuss “History of a Loudon Heights Garden Club and Neighborhood-Revisited” in the Archives and History Library of the Culture Center in Charleston. The program will begin at 6:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

    Members will discuss the history of the club, beginning in the year 1929, as well as the neighborhoods it encompasses within the Loudon Heights area. The homes of the 12 charter members which include the Laidley, Venable, Kay and Jackson families will be highlighted, along with how those members influenced not only local and state, but also national gardening practices.

    The Loudon Heights Company was chartered on July 18, 1922 by G.H. Caperton, C.P, Myers, William Ohley, Edward Gephart and C. McCoy. The Loudon Heights Garden Club originated in 1929 and became federated in 1932. It remains a vital component of the neighborhood today.

    On February 2, the library will close at 5:00 p.m. and reopen at 5:45 p.m. for participants only. For additional information, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.

  • West Virginia Symphony Orchestra - John Williams: All the Blockbusters!

    February 06, 2016 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Feb 6, 8:00 pm – 10:15 pm at the Clay Center in Charleston

    Part of the ZMM Architects & Engineers Pops Series

    Your favorite movie scores come alive! All of John Williams’ greatest hits like Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, and more.

    http://wvsymphony.org/calendar/

  • Woody Hawley Concert Series: Bob Malone

    February 06, 2016 — Charleston, Kanawha

    The series, presented by Unity of Kanawha Valley and hosted by Ron Sowell, features some of the best singer/songwriters in the world once a month from September through May. Small tables and chairs are brought in to the intimate Walker Theater at the Clay Center to create a cabaret-style venue with a big-city feel. With its exquisite sound system, lighting, and intimate atmosphere, the theater has become the perfect location to enjoy an evening of music with friends. http://www.woodyhawleyconcerts.com/

    • 7:30pm February 6, 2016
    • Bob Malone
    • Opening Act: Blues Crossing
    • Concert to be held in the Walker Theater
  • Where Music Meets the Humanities: Lecture Series With Maestro Cooper

    February 07, 2016 — Parkersburg, Wood WVHC Event

    The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s “Where Music Meets the Humanities” Lecture Series will be held at Blennerhassett Elementary School to build public dialogue around music history, theory, philosophy and criticism. Each guest-scholar and a West Virginia musicologist will highlight different areas of where music meets the humanities. This lecture will be based on the history, theory, and philosophy of the music of John Williams.

    1:30PM February 7

  • Where Music Meets the Humanities: Lecture Series With Maestro Cooper

    February 08, 2016 — Fairmont, Marion WVHC Event

    The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra’s “Where Music Meets the Humanities” Lecture Series will be held at Fairmont State University to build public dialogue around music history, theory, philosophy and criticism. Each guest-scholar and a WV musicologist will highlight different areas of where music meets the humanities. This lecture will be based on the history, theory, and philosophy of the music of John Williams.

    3:00PM February 8

  • Catch Saturday Night Fever at Chuck Mathena Center

    February 10, 2016 — Princeton, Mercer

    Catch Saturday Night Fever at Chuck Mathena Center!

    You can catch Saturday Night Fever on February 10, 2016 at 7pm when this production from Broadway struts it’s stuff out onto the Chuck Mathena Center stage. As one of the most loved dance musicals of all time, Saturday Night Fever will keep your toes tapping. This theatre presentation, based on Nik Cohn’s 1975 New York Magazine article, “Tribal Rights of The New Saturday Night” which inspired Norman Wexler’s screenplay, has been a stage hit for over 15 years. The musical features the iconic 70’s score by the Bee Gees and Saturday Night Fever will let you relive that decade in all its disco dancing glory!

    Saturday Night Fever is packed with legendary hits by the Bee Gees, including “Stayin’ Alive,” “Night Fever,” “Jive Talking,” “You Should Be Dancing,” and “How Deep Is Your Love.” BBC described this show as “[h]it song after hit song, bright lights and dancing to blow you away!” Don’t miss the chance to enjoy Broadway in your backyard. “This is such a great opportunity for CMC and our region,” says CMC Executive Director, Choskie Harmon. “We are proud to offer such a high caliber show ata very reasonable price. You would have to pay nearly double to see this show in other theatres, and you don’t have to drivetwo hours!”

    Tickets are $40.00 and are on sale now. Visit the CMC Box Office at 2 Stafford Drive, Princeton, WV. You can call 304 425-5128 to buy your tickets by phone, or go online at www.ChuckMathenaCenter.org.

    • What: Saturday Night Fever at Chuck Mathena Center
    • When: Wednesday, February 10 at 7pm
    • Where: Chuck Mathena Center, 2 Stafford Commons, Princeton, WV 24739
    • Tickets: $40.00
    • Info: CMC Box Office at 304 425-5128 or www.ChuckMathenaCenter.org
  • Harriet Tubman, History Alive!

    February 11, 2016 — Kingwood, Preston WVHC Event

    Harriet Tubman, History Alive!, 9:30AM February 11 at Kingwood Elementary

  • 36th Annual Potter's Gathering

    February 12, 2016 to February 14, 2016 — Cedar Lakes, Jackson

    This 36th annual event features instructor Martha Grover teaching the art of porcelain on and off the wheel. Forms will include cups, vases, baskets and more. Cedar Lakes Conference Center. www.cedarlakes.com

  • A Tribute to Motown and R&B

    February 12, 2016 — Wheeling, Ohio

    A Tribute to Motown and R&B

    8:00 PM February 12, 2016 at the Capitol Theatre

    With a vocal quartet of remarkable voices and energetic spark, Spectrum delivers versatility in the songs of the Temptations, Spinners, Four Tops and others. My Girl, You Make Me Feel Brand New, Just My Imagination, I’ll Be There, Stand By Me, Baby Baby, and many more will keep you singing and dancing as Spectrum returns to the Capitol Theatre with the Wheeling Symphony.

    http://www.wheelingsymphony.com/

  • Harriet Tubman, History Alive!

    February 15, 2016 — Lewisburg, Greenbrier WVHC Event

    Harriet Tubman, History Alive!, 6:00 PM February 15 at Lewisburg Elementary School

  • Creators Workshop- Business of Film

    February 16, 2016 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Learn how the WV Film Office can help you and how you can support the Film Office’s efforts! Filmmakers and related crew personnel, film and video production companies, emerging filmmakers, students as well as others who are interested in local filmmaking are welcome to attend this workshop presented by WV Film Office Director, Pam Haynes and staff. Topics include the role of the film office, how to find work in the state, location libraries, permits, tax credits and much more.

    Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 7:15 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

    WVSU EDC – 1506 Kanawha Blvd W Charleston, WV 25312

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creators-workshop-business-of-film-tickets-20564628357

  • Ostenaco, History Alive

    February 18, 2016 — Charleston, Kanawha WVHC Event

    Ostenaco, History Alive!, 6:00 PM February 18 at Sacred Heart Grade School in Charleston.

  • Theodore Roosevelt, History Alive!

    February 18, 2016 — Flatwoods, Braxton WVHC Event

    Theodore Roosevelt, History Alive!, 6:30 PM February 18 at Days Hotel and Conference Center, Flatwoods

  • Chautauqua Scholars Panel & Symposium – Rebuilding a Nation: Fulfilling the Promise of Freedom

    February 21, 2016 — Morgantown, Monongalia WVHC Event

    This scholars panel and symposium features historical portrayals of influential Civil War-era African Americans. The panel’s historical figures will address important questions of their day, followed by a discussion with the audience about what it means to be an American and how our experiences are shaped by race, class, and gender.

    3:00 PM February 21 at St. Paul AME Church in Morgantown. (304) 259-5777

    http://wvhumanities.org/event/event-2505/

  • Amicus Curiae Lecture Series on Constitutional Democracy

    February 25, 2016 — Huntington, Cabell WVHC Event

    Dr. Jonathan W. White will lecture on the topic of Lincoln and Civil Liberties during the Civil War. Dr. White will discuss several “perennially controversial legal and constitutional issues in American history, including the nature and extent of presidential war powers, the development of national policies for dealing with disloyalty and treason, and the protection of civil liberties in wartime.”

    Erickson Alumni Center Marshall University, Huntington, WV

    7:00 pm February 25

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