The West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston is all decked out in anticipation of today’s sesquicentennial celebration. Today’s activities begin with a statewide bell ringing (see related story inside this edition) at 1:50 p.m. Following the bell ringing, the officials sesquicentennial ceremony begins as the U.S. Postal Service unveils the West Virginia 150th birthday stamp on the State Capitol steps. The Civil War – a Broadway musical will be performed by the Charleston Light Opera Guild at the Culture Center Theater, State Capitol, at 4 p.m., and an outdoor concert featuring the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and The Appalachian Children’s Chorus is set for 7:30 p.m. on the State Capitol steps. To wind down the day’s events, “150 in 3-D: A Century and a Half of WV Pride,” a 3-D video spectacular projected directly on the State Capitol will be followed by the world-famous Zambelli Fireworks at 10 p.m. For more on the celebration, visit the website at www.wv150.com.
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Rousing conclusion to summer reading program
The Lively Family Amphitheater turned into one big science laboratory Tuesday.
Energy Express makes impact on students’ lives
Energy Express to him, Matt White says, is all about a “different experience.”
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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