ANSTED — This past Saturday, poet Norman Jordan presented his performance, “Carter G. Woodson, Father of Black History” at the Hawks Nest Lodge in Ansted. The presentation followed the life of Carter Woodson from his days as a railroad worker and coal miner to Harvard University doctorate graduate, teacher, principal and professor. During his presentation, Jordan transitioned from Woodson the coal miner to Woodson the educator. Jordan, co-founder and director of the African American Heritage Family Tree Museum, is the recipient of a Martin Luther King Jr. Living the Dream Award, issued by the Martin Luther King Jr. West Virginia Holiday Commission. He is the author of a recent book of poetry, Sing Me Different. On Feb. 7, Jordan will be guest speaker for the African American Annual Literature Celebration conducted by the WV Library Commission, WV Center for the Book and the WV Humanities Council at the WV Cultural Center in Charleston. This Saturday, Feb. 8, Hawks Nest will host country music performer Cody Wickline accompanied by Krista Atha. Both are past winners of the Texaco Country Music Showdown. To learn more about Hawks Nest State Park, accommodations, events and activities, call 304-658-5212, visit www.hawksnestsp.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The local Maurices is involved in a project aimed at making the school transition a little easier this fall for foster children in the area.
Children’s Health and Safety Fair scheduled for August 1
Montgomery General Hospital and Dr. Traci Acklin have announced that the 2014 Children’s Health and Safety Fair will be held on Friday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the hospital.
Theater to hold auditions
Open auditions are set for Tuesday and Thursday at the Historic Fayette Theater for the comedy/drama “Belongings”. Auditions will be held at the theater in Fayetteville at 7 p.m. each evening.
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Free concert series
The next free public concert in the Lively Family Amphitheater Summer Concert Series is a performance Saturday at 6 p.m. by popular band Taylor Made.
Energy Express open house set
Energy Express, an award-winning summer reading program serving 35+ children in Fayette County, will host a free open house for members of the Beards Fork SALS community. The event takes place on Thursday, July 24, at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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Explore town’s rail heritage
Discover what life was like in one of the New River Gorge’s most renowned towns as you join National Park Service rangers and Operation Lifesaver on Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to explore the historic railroad town of Thurmond.
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Murder, buried treasure, ghosts on stage at HFT
This July will have you seeing spirits, but please don’t fear. Come and find out what the mystery is all about at the Historic Fayette Theater, as Patsy Shrewsbury, in her directorial debut, brings the light-hearted play, “The Contrite Spirit,” to the stage July 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 at 8 p.m. and July 27 at 2 p.m.
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