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Help Out: May 19, 2013

By Staff reports

Planned Parenthood party

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Planned Parenthood is having a party from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 30 at the Woman's Club of Charleston, 1600 Virginia St. E.

Planned Parenthood staff will share updates on the accessible, affordable reproductive health care it offers through its health center in Vienna and through public-affairs programming across West Virginia.

Sandy Sowell and Gerry Collyard will provide music. There will be food and dancing. Tickets are $25. To buy tickets and for information on sponsorship opportunities, visit www.pphs.org/events.

Alzheimer's luncheon

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Alzheimer's Association, West Virginia Chapter, will honor former Executive Director Nancy Cipoletti and retiring Executive Director Jane Marks with the 2013 Rockefeller Award at the annual Thanks for the Memories Luncheon March 23 at the Charleston Marriott Town Center.

The Rockefeller Award is named in honor of the first recipient, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, and is given each year by the chapter to two individuals for their outstanding support and dedication to the cause of fighting Alzheimer's disease.

Marks, who was the first director of the newly formed chapter in 2001, is retiring in June.

Cipoletti joined the Alzheimer's Association, Southern West Virginia Chapter, as part-time executive director in 1990, and in 2001 she helped the new West Virginia Chapter expand its reach as program director. She is director of Alzheimer's programs for the Bureau of Senior Services.

The annual luncheon is a key fundraiser for the chapter. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased by calling 800-272-3900 or by visiting www.alz.org/wv.

Family Fun Bash

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Charleston Ballet's ninth annual Family Fun Bash will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. June 15 at 1121 Lyndale Drive.

Hosted by the Hamrick family, the event includes a Jupiter Jump, bunjee sports challenge, a tattoo tent, hot dogs and music.

Admission is $20 per person or $50 per couple with children, and may be purchased by calling the ballet office at 304-342-6541 or visiting www.thecharlestonballet.com. Mail ticket orders to Charleston Ballet, Suite 302, 100 Capitol St., Charleston, WV 25301.

Private transportation will be provided from Wells Home Furnishings to Angel Terrace. The rain date is 2 to 5 p.m. June 16.

Make a Wish benefit

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Quaker Steak & Lube, at Southridge, will hold a Dine to Donate Monday to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation, which raises money to grant wishes to children who have life-threatening illnesses. A percentage of that evening's dinner sales will be donated back to the host charity.

Fashion show honored

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Symphony League's annual fashion show has been recognized as one of the premier events presented by volunteer associations of symphony orchestras throughout the United States and in Canada.

Only nine projects nationwide will receive the Gold Book Award of Excellence from the National League of Orchestras Volunteer Council at its national convention June 17-19 in St. Louis.

The awards salute the most successful and innovative projects and events presented the previous year to support local orchestras. The League's "Let the Good Times Roll" show, held in March 2012, was recognized for rethinking an established event to reach new audiences; developing new donor and sponsor sources; integrating social and viral marketing into event promotion activities; and promoting diversity and inclusion within the community. Crystal Good, Ann Urling and JoEllen Zacks were co-chairwomen of the event.


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