Weekend Update

FEBRUARY 2020  (updated  2/13/20)

NEW MOVIES:

FANTASY ISLAND (PG-13), SONIC THE HEDGEHOG (PG)

LABELLE THEATER in South Charleston 

SPIES IN DISGUISE (Movies $4 or less – Fri 7pm, Sat 3pm & 7pm, Sun 3pm)

FLORALEE HARK COHEN CINEMA at Taylor Books

BAIT, BORN IN A BALLROOM, FANTASTIC FUNGI, OSCAR SHORTS 2020 ANIMATION,

OSCAR SHORTS 2020 DOCUMENTARY, OSCAR SHORTS 2020 LIVE ACTION

CLAY CENTER PLANETARIUM & THEATER 

COSMIC ADVENTURE, PANDAS, SUPERPOWER DOGS, HUMPBACK WHALES, COUNTRY ROADS

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Enjoy some live music around town!

Thursday

  • DEM 2 BROTHERS @ 6:00 – SOMETHING SPECIAL
  • GONZOBURGER @ 6:30pm – BROOK A. BROWN
  • BRIDGE ROAD BISTRO @ 6:30pm – STEVE HIMES & HUNTER BLANKENSHIP
  • BLUE GRASS KITCHEN @ 7pm – VB4

Friday

  • WEST SIDE JAMBOREE @ 7pm – THE RAILROAD BANDITS
  • EMPTY GLASS @ 9pm – THE GREAT DYING

Saturday

  • BLUE GRASS KITCHEN @ 7pm – THE CANNON SODARO BAND
  • MARMET REC CENTER @ 7pm – KRISTA HUGHES BAND
  • WEST SIDE JAMBOREE @ 7pm – DIXIE HIGHWAY
  • TAYLOR BOOKS @ 7:30pm – SPENCER ELLIOTT

Sunday

  • WV MUSIC HALL OF FAME, 2-4pm – DORIS A. FIELDS and KATHLEEN COFFEE

(2nd level of Chas Town Center across from Spencer’s)

  • KANAWHA COUNTY LIBRARY @ 2pm: CARIBBEAN & SPIRITUAL TUNES
  • EMPTY GLASS @ 10pm – POST MOUNTAIN STAGE JAM

Monday

  • BLUEGRASS KITCHEN @ 7pm – JEFFREY THOMASSON

Tuesday

  • BLUE GRASS KITCHEN @ 7pm – BLUE YONDER

Wednesday

  • TAYLOR BOOKS @ 6pm – SONGWRITER STAGE
  • BRIDGE ROAD BISTRO @ 7pm – RYAN KENNEDY & FRIENDS
  • BLUE GRASS KITCHEN @ 7pm – OPEN MIC with SEAN RICHARDSON

Kanawha Valley Collective is seeking approximately 200 new and gently used blankets for its WARMING STATION. Blanket donations can be dropped off at the United Way of Central WV at 1 United Way Square in Charleston, Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm and on Friday,  8am-2pm. For more information and to find out ways you can help, visit KanawhaValleyCollective.org.

The TWICE BLESSED SPRING SALE is coming up on Saturday, March 28, at Christ Church United Methodist, 1221 Quarrier St in Charleston.  Keep 70% of sales and the other 30% goes to local children’s charities.  The sale features good quality infant to juniors clothing, shoes, toys, books, bikes, baby equipment, furniture and more.  Sign up to be a consignor at www.TwiceBlessed.net.

During the month of February, KANAWHA COUNTY LIBRARY will celebrate Black History Month with an “I Spy” program for children. Search the Children’s Department for images of lesser-known African Americans and learn about their contributions. Turn in the game sheet at the desk and choose a prize from the treasure chest!

KITTEN & PUPPY SEASON is starting early this year at Kanawha Charleston Humane Association.  If you’d like to help the staff get ready for the season, they invite you to donate much needed supplies, such as kitten & puppy milk replacer, bottles, feeding nipples, heating pads, and cat carriers.  All items can be donated in person or have items shipped to 1248 Greenbrier St, Charleston, WV 25311.

Sign-ups for the 2020 NITRO LITTLE LEAGUE baseball and softball season have begun. The league is open to players ages 4-16. The cost is $60 per player, $100 for two players, or $125 for three or more players. Online registration is available via NitroLittleLeague.com. Sign-ups must be completed by Feb 27. Skill evaluations will be held on Feb 29 and March 1. Every child enrolled will be placed on a team. For more information, email [email protected].

Thurs, 2/13:  In conjunction with the St. Albans Area Chamber of Commerce, the St. Albans Library will host the city’s February BUSINESS AFTER HOURS event, 5:30-7:30pm in the library’s 2nd floor Community Room. The theme of the event is “Our Library: The Hub of the Community.”  The public is invited to come and meet, mingle, and network with fellow community members.  Refreshments and door prizes will be provided.

Fri, 2/14:  V100 and West Virginia Health Right present LOVEFEST, Charleston’s premier Valentine’s Party and Ultimate Date Night. 7-11pm in the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center. Enjoy live music from the Bob Thompson Unit, featuring Shayla Leftridge and a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. A full cash bar, food, and professional photographer will be available Tickets $40 per person in advance (use the link at www.V100.fm) or purchase at the event on the day of the show for $50.

Fri, 2/14:  Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Chicago’s legendary SKETCH AND IMPROV COMEDY THEATER performing live at the Clay Center with “The Best of the Second City.”  The show features sketches and songs made famous by superstars like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray and more.  8pm at the Clay Center.  Get tickets online at theClayCenter.org or by calling the box office at 304.561.3570.

Fri, 2/14:  The Clay Center presents Chicago’s THE BEST OF SECOND CITY sketch and comedy theater troupe.  Enjoy an evening of songs, sketches and improv, some of them made famous by former troupe members like Bill Murray, Tina Fey, and Stephen Colbert. Tickets are $25.  More info at TheClayCenter.org and at 304.561.3570.

Feb, 2/14:  The Edgewood Summit PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP will meet at Edgewood Summit, located within Cato Park on Charleston’s West Side, at 1:30pm.  One focus of the meeting will be advice on maintaining a positive attitude. Refreshments will be served.

Fri, 2/14:  The APPALACHIAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR is hosting a Valentine’s Day “Harmonies of the Heart” dinner and dance starting at 6pm at Embassy Suites. Entertainment includes the River Jam Band, a musician, and the ACC singers. Tickets are $100. All proceeds go to support the ACC. To purchase tickets, visit wvacc.org.

Fri, 2/14:  Asbury United Methodist Church, 501 Elizabeth St on Charleston’s East End, will serve homemade soups, salads, and desserts at its LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR DINNER at 6pm. Donations will be appreciated. Enter through the glass door.

Fri-Sat, 2/14-2/15:  The Contemporary Youth Arts Company & the West Virginia Symphony will present the opera LINCOLN in the sanctuary of Christ Church United Methodist at 7pm each day.  The show depicts the final hours of President Abraham Lincoln’s life before his assassination.  Tickets are$15 adults and $8 students, available at the door or through cyacwv.showclix.com.

Sat, 2/15:  A PANCAKE BREAKFAST will be served from 8-10am at the Cross Lanes Nazarene Church, 5222 Big Tyler Road, Cross Lanes. The cost is $6 for adults and $2.50 for children under 12.  The breakfast is a fundraiser for the church’s heating and cooling system.

Sat, 2/15:  The second annual SENIOR VALENTINE’S DAY LUNCH will be served from 11am-1pm at the Eleanor Town Hall’s Homestead Room.  The free lunch is open to diners ages 55 and older. Vegetable beef soup, potato soup, other soups and chili, along with beverages and desserts will be offered.

Sat, 2/15:  Ron Sowell hosts the WOODY HAWLEY CONCERT SERIES presenting PETER MULVEY at the Clay Center’s Walker Theater @ 7:30.  Peter has been a frequent guest on Mountain Stage.  Prepare yourself for an amazing evening of songs and stories.  Small tables & chairs are brought into the intimate Walker Theater to create a cabaret-style venue. Gather with your friends and hear some great music presented up close and personal.  Tickets are $20 and available at 304-561-3570 or at tickets.theClayCenter.org.

Sat, 2/15:  The RIVER OF HOPE film premiere is being presented at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater, 2pm and 6pm. The film tells the true story of how a former slave, Mary Barnes Cabell and her children, founded the first college for African Americans in West Virginia. Tickets are $6 for the 2pm matinee and $10 for the 6pm feature showing at eventbrite.com.

Sat, 2/15:  Be sure to stop by PAWS & SHOP THRIFT STORE to check out all of the new merchandise!  It’s a great way to take care of our furry friends!  Paws & Shop is open on Saturday from 10-4.  Lots of great merchandise at very low prices.  Located at 2806 Putnam Avenue in Hurricane.  All proceeds help dogs and cats in need.

Sat, 2/15:  Dunbar Recreation Center, 2601 Fairlawn Ave, presents the 46th annual CRITTER DINNER. Chefs prepare anything that walks on four legs, crawls or swims. If it can be boiled, sautéed, smoked or fried, you will probably find it on the buffet.  Serving will start at 12noon and continue until the food runs out, usually no later than 2pm.  The cost of a plate is 5 non-perishable food items or cleaning supplies, or a $5 donation. All proceeds go to the Dunbar Institute Samaritan Center,.

Sun, 2/16:  MOUNTAIN STAGE @ 7pm at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Complex.  Performers are The SteelDrivers, Russell Moore & 3rd Tyme Out, Christopher Paul Stelling, The Small Glories, and guest host Kathy Mattea.  Enjoy a great variety of musical styles.  Purchase tickets at Taylor Books or online at MountainStage.org.

Sun, 2/16:  The KANAWHA TRAIL CLUB hikes a different area every Sunday. This week’s hike will be at Coonskin Park.   Everyone’s invited to enjoy the outdoors with this group. Have fun, get some exercise, and meet new friends!  To car pool, meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph Streets across from Sherwin Williams at 1:30.  Check out upcoming hikes and get more info at KanawhaTrailClub.org.

Wed, 2/19:  Speaker series THREE THINGS returns to the John L. Dickinson Family Homeowner Education and Community Center on Court Street in Charleston at 7pm.  The first episode presents retired police officer turned realtor/author Duke Jordan; Selina Midkiff, director of Appalachian Children’s Chorus; and WV Arts, Culture & History curator/commissioner Randall Reid-Smith.  Tickets are $10 adults and $5 students at the door. More info at FestivallCharleston.com.

Thurs, 2/20:  The JASON ALDEAN “We Back Tour 2020” happens at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center at 7:30pm. Morgan Wallen, Riley Green and Dee Jay Silver will also be part of the show. Tickets start at $45 at ticketmaster.com.

ONGOING

Each MONDAY at St. Timothy’s in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, the GABRIEL PROJECT STORE is open from 12noon-2pm, with free items including baby clothes, diapers, formula, referrals for car seats & cribs, and assistance for parents & grandparents of children newborn-age 2.  Every Monday from 5:30-6:15pm, a free dinner is served.  The weekly menu and more info are posted on the church’s Feed Putnam Facebook page.  The church is at 3434 Teays Valley Rd in Hurricane.  More info at 304.562-9325.

Every MONDAY:  Are you or someone you know dealing with hurts, habits, hang-ups? There is hope!  CELEBRATE RECOVERY meets every Monday at River Ridge Church, 2090 Greenbrier St, Charleston at 6:30pm.  A free meal is provided at 5:30pm. Child care is available.

Every TUESDAY:  Mindful Heart Yoga offers a FREE YOGA CLASS at 6:30pm at 622 Kanawha Blvd W, in the Seventh Day Adventist school building.

Every TUESDAY, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 314 Donnally St, Charleston, offers STRENGTH TRAINING FOR SENIORS, 12:30-2:30pm. There is no cost for the sessions. Register at the door. For more info, contact [email protected] or 304.348.6404.

Each WEDNESDAY:  Unity of Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle Road, Charleston, is home to WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS at 6:30pm. These circles offer holistic methods for healing and wholeness.  No registration is required and all classes are offered on a love offering basis.  Everyone is welcome.  More info at [email protected].

3rd THURSDAY of each month:  The KANAWHA COUNTY FARM BUREAU, promoting agriculture in the county with information and special speakers, meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6:30pm at Marantha Baptist Church in Sissonville.

Every SATURDAY:  The CHARLESTON PARKRUN happens at Magic Island at 8am during the summer. It’s a free weekly timed 5k. Run or walk at your own pace.  Every one of all ages and abilities are welcome.  Register at parkrun.com/register and bring your printed barcode with you to each Parkrun!  Also visit facebook.com/CharlestonWVparkrun.

1st & 3rd FRIDAY of each month:  Cross Lanes United Methodist Church women have opened their   BABY LOVE PANTRY, providing free diapers (sizes newborn to 6) and wipes to those families who need a little extra help. Formula will be offered when available. There are no income restrictions. All that is required is proof that the child you are getting products for, belongs to that person. The Baby Love Pantry will be open the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 10am-12noon.  Supplies will only be given during these times. Enter through the church lower parking lot doors. For more info, call Suellen at 304.415.3194.

The NATIONAL ARCHERY IN THE SCHOOLS PROGRAM (NASP) local tournaments are a great program which supports many positive character traits along with encouraging youth from elementary to high school grades 4-12, both male and female. Here’s the schedule for this year:  All shoot times run about 9am – 6pm, but vary just slightly by event.

  • February 15, 2020 — Marshall University Chris Cline Center – Huntington WV
  • February 22, 2020 – Cabell Midland HS – Ona WV
  • February 29, 2020 – West Virginia State University – Institute WV
  • March 7, 2020 – Elkview MS – Elkview WV
  • March 14, 2020 – Hurricane High School – Hurricane WV
  • March 21, 2020 — Ripley High School — Ripley WV
  • March 28, 2020 — West Virginia State Tournament (MU Cline Center) — Huntington WV
  • May 2, 2020 – Summit Bechtel Scout Camp (Outdoor Shoot) – Mt. Hope WV

UPCOMING

Fri, 2/21:  Featuring Contemporary Christian Music, enjoy WINTER JAM 2020 at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center.  Doors open & Pre-Jam Party at 6pm with Show Time at 7pm!  Tickets are just $15 per person at the door.

Fri, 2/21:  The Marshall Artist Series presents the touring Broadway show, FINDING NEVERLAND, at 7:30 at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in Huntington.  Tickets are $64.42; call for tickets at 304.696.6656.

Sat, 2/22:  Get the tastiest ticket in town for the 8th annual FESTIVALL FUNDRAISER, supporting the vibrant art programming and entertainment experiences. Guests will enjoy a 5-course gourmet meal and partake in an epic battle of libations. Each delectable course is expertly paired with a wine & beer by John Brown and Rich Ireland. At the end of each course, diners will be asked to vote on their favorite.  The event takes place at Berry Hills Country Club, 6-10pm.

Sun, 2/23:  MOUNTAIN STAGE @ 7pm at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Complex.  Performers are Railroad Earth, Joe Pug, The Mastersons, Jake Shimabukuro, and other incredible musicians… featuring a variety of musical styles.  Purchase tickets at Taylor Books or online at MountainStage.org.

Mon, 2/24:  The new TRUIST TAX BUS, formerly known as the BB&T Bus, is making a stop at United Way in Charleston. Take advantage of the financial resources Truist is conveniently bringing to you.  With a friendly, knowledgeable staff and complete Internet access, the Truist Bank Bus offers information and resources covering a variety of areas including free Income Tax Preparation. 10am-2pm at 1 United Way Square in Charleston.

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