Events - April
Saturday, April 6th, 2019 – 11:00 am - Saturday, April 6th, 2019 – 3:00 pm
SAVE THE DATE!!
The 13TH Annual Art of Chocolate Festival
Sponsored by the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Crafts Center Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 11 am – 3 pm
Throughout the Historic Masonic Theatre.
Pick up a BAKING ENTRY FORM at the Alleghany Highlands Arts and Craft Center, and enter your best cake, cookies, brownies, candies/fudge, pies, cupcakes or wild card recipe in the competition.
Along with the competition, there will be tasting tables and a silent auction will offer many interesting items. There will also be an exhibit of original art panels about chocolate that promises unique expressions and ideas by area artists. Many other activities have been scheduled and more information will be forthcoming soon. The Chocolate Festival, which has been held for 12 years, serves as the major fundraiser for the AHACC Artist in Education Residency program. The Center uses the funds to bring an outstanding professional artist to our community to work in the classrooms with students and teachers at Covington and Alleghany High School. Save the date and plan to join the fun!
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Friday, April 19th, 2019 – 7:00 pm - Friday, April 19th, 2019 – 9:15 pm
THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST: A free community movie event
Presented by: Mountain Opry
Friday, April 19th at 7pm
In the John E. Hillert Auditorium
Free admission. Concessions will be available for purchase.
Rated R (scenes of graphic violence). Approx. 126 minutes.
The Passion of The Christ created quite the media hype before its premiere. Mel Gibson's stunning masterpiece portrays the final twelve hours of Jesus' life. This international blockbuster film offers an unforgettable experience of the profound love of Christ's sacrifice. With amazing cinematography and stellar performances by a talented cast, The Passion of the Christ is Christian moviemaking at its best.
The film is presented by the local community group, Mountain Opry.
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Saturday, April 20th, 2019 – 11:00 am - Saturday, April 20th, 2019 – 12:30 pm
Tour all four floors of The Historic Masonic Theatre and learn the history of this amazing architectural structure built in 1905. Your tour guide will give you insights and information about each floor, the miraculous story of its renovation and a sound and light demo which features its state-of-the-art capabilities. The tour lasts from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and meet in the Theatre Annex. No charge for the tour, donations are appreciated. The entire Theatre is handicap-accessible.
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Saturday, April 20th, 2019 – 7:00 pm - Saturday, April 20th, 2019 – 9:00 pm
THE ANNOUNCERS: Easter Eve Concert
Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 7pm
FREE and open to everyone.
The Announcers have been bringing our community together with their music since the late 1980s. Remarkably, this will be the 31st year this Christian gospel group will celebrate Easter Eve (and over 45 years of performing together), and they still love sharing every bit of the gospel message.
Come for the fellowship and uplifting music. All are welcome.
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Friday, April 26th, 2019 – 7:00 pm - Friday, April 26th, 2019 – 9:00 pm
Julia Keller: Meet the Author
Friday, April 26,2019 at 7:00 PM
In the Westrock Room
Sponsored by Clifton Forge Public Library
Meet and learn more about Julia Keller, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and longtime literary critic at The Chicago Tribune. Julia is the author of Bone on Bone, the seventh novel in the critically acclaimed series set in a hard-luck West Virginia town that features a headstrong, haunted main character named Bell Elkins. The first book in the series, A Killing in the Hills (2012), was a Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week, a Library Journal Debut of the Week and a featured selection in People.
The other novels in the series are Bitter River, Summer of the Dead, Last Ragged Breath, Sorrow Road and Fast Falls the Night. Julia’s previous books include Mr. Gatling’s Terrible Marvel: The Gun That Changed Everything and the Misunderstood Genius Who Invented It, a nonfiction account of the life of the inventor of the Gatling gun, and Back Home, a novel for young adults named by Booklist as a Top 10 Debut YA Novel of the Year. Dark Mind Rising, the second book in her science fiction trilogy The Dark Intercept, will be published in November.
Julia was born and raised in Huntington, West Virginia. She earned a doctoral degree in English Literature at Ohio State University. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and McGraw Professor of Writing at Princeton University. She has also taught at the University of Notre Dame and the University of Chicago. She won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing, and has served four times as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes.
Books will be available for purchase and signature by the author.
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