If you ever wondered whether music could help protect your health, consider the life of Maria von Trapp -- "Louisa" in The Sound of Music. The last of the singing von Trapp children, she passed away this year at 99, more than three-quarters of a century after fleeing Nazi-occupied Austria.
WHAT: 8th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, during which residents may drop off unused or expired medications, with no questions asked. The Cabell County Substance Abuse Prevention Partnership stresses the event is a way to prevent misuse of drugs and educate the public.
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- With warm weather approaching, West Virginia State Parks are looking for certified lifeguards for many of the areas that offer public swimming during the summer, according to a news release.
ONA -- West Virginia Oil Marketers & Grocers Association (OMEGA) will host a local kick-off on Saturday, April 19, for its statewide Mother's Day Campaign at Par Mar #37, 3211 Washington Blvd., Huntington.
BARBOURSVILLE -- Two upcoming fundraisers are set to benefit Cabell County 4-H participants.
FAIR: Nine Cabell County students placing first in the RESA II Social Studies Fair in mid-March competed in the W.Va. State Social Studies Fair in mid-April. Group winners in Division I, Anthropology, were Rachel Elkins and Ella Curtis, "Family Totem Poles"; Division I, Geography, Jonah Huntz and Eli Huntz, "Ethiopia"; Division II, Sociology, Ema Taylor and Taylor Davis, "A Game For All." Individuals placing first were Jalen Nicely, Division I, Sociology, "Perspectives: It Changes Everything"; Lily Chongswatdi, Division I, World History, "Building History with Legos"; Asadullha Ranavaya, Division II, political science, "Your Robot Neighbors: Drones."
HUNTINGTON -- Back on April 19, 2008, Metallica kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco.
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Want to bring your four-legged family member with you when you visit a Kentucky State Park?
HUNTINGTON -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tri-State will have the 28th annual Bowl For Kids' Sake on Monday, May 12, at Strike Zone Bowling Center.
FILM: "Land Ho," a movie filmed in Kentucky and Iceland this past fall, has been chosen to be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York in late April. One of the main actors, Earl L. Nelson, M. D., an ophthalmologist/ocular plastic surgeon with offices in Ashland and Charleston, will be attending with his wife, Ann Hash Robinette Nelson of Barboursville (a 1977 Barboursville High School graduate). Dr. Nelson will also be traveling to Los Angeles in June to attend the LA Film Festival prior to the movie being released nationwide on July 11. Sony Picture Classics purchased the worldwide rights during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.