Weekend Update

April the Weekend Update for April 11,12,13,14

Movies: Civil War ® The Long Game (PG) Epic Tails (PG) Monkey Man ® The First Omen ®  A Cat’s Life (PG)

FLORALEE HARK COHEN CINEMA: Perfect Days and Problemista

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Fri. April 12 the Kanawha Valley Senior Services offer Craft Classes at 1710 Pennsylvania Ave in Charleston starting at 10 am. The project is making electro horticulture garden stakes. Information at 304 348 0707 ext 203

Friday April 12 is Open Mic Night at Unity of Kanawha Valley with host Ron Sowell. Starting at 7:30….general admission is $5

Friday April 12 (7pm) Saturday April 13 (7 pm) and Sunday April 14 (2 pm) at South Charleston High School Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.  Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors 

Sat April 13 the Pratt Volunteer Fire Department and the American Red Cross will “Sound the alarm” installing FREE 10 year smoke alarms to residents of the Pratt, Hansford or Paint Creek Areas. To request a smoke detector of learn more call Pratt VFD Fire Chief Bob Shanklin at 304 421 2473

Sat April 13 the 10th annual “Take a Walk on the Wild Side” wildflower hike from 9 am-noon at St. Albans City Park.

Sat April 13 the Buffalo High School Music Department is hosting a bags and basket bingo at the school with doors open at 5 pm and bingo starting at 6 pm.  The cost is $35 for 20 games.  Large prizes and bigger special games.  Special game boards available for $2, concession and a bake sale.  All proceeds support the Buffalo HS Music Department.

Sat April 13 the WV Symphony presents “A Night at the Opera” 7:30 pm at the clay Center. www.theclaycenter.org

Sat April 13 an Adult Comedy Show at the Alban Arts Center with Brian Thompson, Bo Vance, Angie Davis and Andrew Bess.  www.albanartscenter.com

Sunday April 14 from 1-4:30 at Capitol market Capitol Ford presents the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame’s Garden Party 10. An afternoon of food, libation & of course MUSIC….announcing the WV HHOF’s 2025 inductees. Music with Josh Pantry, Of the Dell, Parachute Brigade and 2025 WVMHOF inductee John Ellison & the Carpenter Ants with Mary Hott. Tickets are &75 (includes food & first drink) info: [email protected] 304 342 4412

Wednesday April 17 starting at 7 pm at the John L Dickinson Family Homeowner Education and Community Center (815 Court Street Charleston WV)  Season 9 Episode 3 of Three Things…My first, My favorite, My future with Photographer Rafael Barker, Jenny Murray and  Musician Brian Diller.  Part of the Festivall live monthly speaker series. Tickets are $10 at www.festivallcharleston.com/tickets

Thursday April 18th the Read A Loud “Read A Palooza” at the University of Charleston with featured speaker Tom Heywood from 5:30-7:30 pm Beer, wine, hors d’oeuvres and a Wine Pull.  Tickets are $50 at the door. 304 345 5212

Sunday’s from 1-3 pm, Rhonda’s Closet….offering prom attire and accessories at no cost will be open at Aldersgate United Methodist church. For information call Julia Black at 304 389 4604

Sat April 20 the Team Clean up from 9 am-1 pm for the West Side/North Charleston/Bigley Ave Area. Supply pick up location is the KRT Parking Lot on Stockton Street I Charleston

Sat April 20 the Tunnel to towers 5 K Run and Walk in Ripley WV starting at 10 am. For more information & Registration go to www.T2T.org

Sunday April 21 at 3 pm the final PipeSounds Organ Concert of the season at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist church in Hurricane. Dave Wickerham presents “Music of the Million Dollar Movies” on the Harrah Symphonic Organ. Tickets are $15 for adults and FREE admission for students

Friday April 26 “Flowers After Hours” at the Capitol market from 6-8 pm.  Featuring specially curated wine selections from Ted Armbrecht of the Wine Shop, live music from Hot Jazz and globally inspired bites from Chef Marion Ophlinger. Tickets are $30. Visit www.CapitolMarket.net/events 

Sat April 27 the Race to End Racism with the YWCA. 5 mile Walk/run on Kanawha Boulevard West starting at 9 am register at www.ywca.info/race

May 1-3 (6 pm-10 pm) May 4 1-5 pm & 6 pm-10 pm. the First Annual East Bank Carnival at Calvert Field’s Parking Area. 11 rides, vendors, food & More!

May 4 the Team Clean Up for Down Town Charleston and the East End from 9 am-1 pm supply pick up location is the Shanklin Parking Garage -510 Virginia Street East in Charleston

May 4 & 5 at the Charleston Coliseum and convention Center a Model Train and Craft Show….presented by the Kanawha Valley railroad association from 10 am-6 pm Sat and Sunday 10 am-4 pm Admission is $6. Children aged 12 and under admitted FREE of charge.

Sat May 11 the Master Gardener Association plant Sale