Black History Month poetry event
Crystal Good will perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Culture Center Theater in a free multimedia poetry event in celebration of Black History Month. Good is an Affrilachian (Appalachian African-American) poet, whom journalist and author Jeff Biggers called "Appalachia's future poet laureate" in his Huffington Post review of her book, "Valley Girl."
Fellow Affrilachian poet Norman Jordan will join her. Also, there will be some audience participation. Good said, "I like my readings to be interactive, like traditional African-American call and response."
Good and Jordan will sign copies of their books in a post-event reception. Call 304-558-0220.
Country concert tickets on sale
Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday for three country concerts: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Willie Nelson. They are available through Ticketmaster at 304-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Bryan plays March 24 at the WVU Coliseum in Morgantown with Thompson Square and Florida Georgia Line. Tickets range from $35.75 to $75.75.
Nelson plays April 5 in Huntington's Big Sandy Superstore Arena. Tickets are $37.75 and $47.75.
Aldean plays April 18 at the Civic Center with Jake Owen, Thomas Rhett and Dee Jay Silver. Tickets are $28.75 and $54.75.
Prices do not include Ticketmaster or venue fees.
River City Youth Ballet
The River City Youth Ballet Ensemble will perform "Coppelia (The Toymaker's Workshop)" and an abbreviated version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at 7 p.m. Friday at the Clay Center. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children 10 and under. For tickets, call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org. For more information, call 304-925-3262.
Clay Center family fun day
The Clay Center's annual Discover Engineering family fun day runs 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Visitors can make a balloon-powered hovercraft, launch an Alka-Seltzer rocket and control a robotic arm.
There will also be demonstrations exploring robotics, aluminum boat building, alternative energy and more, as well as hands-on activities and displays by local engineering firms, colleges and universities. "Little Builders" in the Mylan Explore-atory examines the concepts of construction, motion and simple machines with interactive exhibits.
Activities are included in gallery admission of $7.50 for adults and $6 for children. Film and planetarium shows cost extra. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
Unity of Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle Road, will host an eco-bead party from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Sherri Walker will teach participants how to make jewelry out of recycled magazines, ads and catalogs.
Each person will leave with a completed bracelet. He or she may participate in a short prayer or meditation for each bead.
Cost is $25. Contact Pam Hippler at 304-345-0021 or pamhipp...@gmail.com.