Help Out: April 21, 2013
UC spring concert
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The University of Charleston Concert Choir and University Singers will present their annual spring concert at 1 p.m. April 21 in Riggleman Hall's Erma Byrd Art Gallery on the UC campus.
Admission to the concert is free, but donations will be accepted for the African Children's Choir and Music for Life Centers. The students adopted a member of the African Children's Choir at the beginning of the school year and are supporting a 17-year-old boy from Uganda in following his passion for singing. So far this year, the choir has raised nearly $1,200 from various concerts on top of a monthly $50 donation from the choir members.
The 90-minute concert will feature music from the United States, Europe and Africa. Secular and sacred works by composers Hovland, Telemann, Lennon, Schonberg, Rutter and many others will be performed by the 25-voice choir, directed by Dr. Joseph Janisch, assistant professor of music and chairman of the department of humanities.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Holiday Inn & Suites Charleston West is sponsoring "Holiday in Pink," a free breast cancer awareness event from 5 to 8 p.m. April 23 at the hotel in South Charleston.
The evening includes entertainment, health-related vendors and pampering-related vendors. Free food and beverages are provided by the hotel as well as goodie bags for the first 200 guests. There will be door prizes and a silent auction.
Susan G. Komen also uses the event as a registration site and an individual packet pickup location for the May 4 Race for the Cure.
Band's benefit concert
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Kanawha Valley Community Band is giving a free benefit concert at 3 p.m. April 21 in the Scottish Rite Auditorium, 406 Capitol St.
The program will cover sacred, secular, march and Broadway musical genres and include such selections as "Lead On, O King Eternal," "Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral," selections from "Les Misérables," variations on "Scarborough Fair" and "Corcoran Cadets."
Donations will go to the Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter.
Food pantry needs
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Covenant House Food Pantry, at First Presbyterian Church, is expanding its hours. Additional volunteers are needed for the 1 to 3 p.m. Monday shift and 1 to 3 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays. Volunteers for the second and fourth Monday-morning shifts also are needed. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GW spring fling
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- George Washington High School will hold its annual spring fling from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at the school.
The event, hosted by the GW Football Boosters, will feature inflatables, vendors, a hot dog and bake sale, a book sale, a car wash and a flea market. More than 14 vendors will participate, selling items from purses to vintage items.
All proceeds benefit the GW Football Boosters with proceeds from the flea market benefiting the GW marching band.
Bone marrow donors
OAK HILL, W.Va. -- Two Oak Hill cancer victims, Chelsey Light and Jamie Massey, have joined forces to encourage more bone marrow donors.
They are hosts for Chelsey & Jamie's Day Donorama from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27 at the Oak Hill Gospel Tabernacle, Oyler Ave.
Live music, T-shirt tie-dying and other activities are planned.
To be swabbed for Be the Match, a donor must be at least 18 and preferably younger than 44. Visit bethematch.org for more details.
Appointments are required; call 304-663-2410.