OAK HILL, W.Va. — Set to open with an inaugural concert June 6-7, the new 12,500-capacity amphitheater at ACE Adventure Resort has been designed as a festival ground for the New River Gorge region, according to its developers.
HUNTINGTON -- Spring is the time to mind your peas. So, pass the peas, please.
HUNTINGTON -- There will be a silent auction Saturday, April 26 at 26th Street Baptist Church, 2510 10th Ave., in the multipurpose building.
HUNTINGTON -- The Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce's Downtown Live Committee will present its seventh annual Children' Art Festival Extravaganza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at Heritage Station, 210 11th St. in Huntington.
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.
CONCERT: Guy Penrod, formerly with Gaither Vocal Band, presents a concert at 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, at Bridges Christian Church, Russell, Ky. Admission is $19. Call 800-965-9324.
HUNTINGTON -- Next weekend at Heritage Farm Museum and Village there's going to be some mighty strange chirping in the hills.
Marissa Jaret-Winokur (Tracy Turnblad in the Broadway version of "Hairspray") was diagnosed with cervical cancer after a Pap smear identified rogue cells in her cervix. She had a hysterectomy but spared her ovaries, and seven years later gave birth to a son using a surrogate. That Pap test did its job well. But now a Food and Drug Administration advisory committee has unanimously recommended a human papilloma virus (HPV) DNA test replace the Pap test as the first line check for cervical cancer in women 25 and older.
The Wall Street Journal says there's no difference between a child whose primary interest is reading and a child who uses social media obsessively. In WSJ's March 22-23 "Mind and Matter" column, Alison Gopnik recounts, in fable form, her childhood obsession with "The Device," which turns out to be books. She then claims to know of research supporting the notion that reading books "hijacks" large portions of a child's brain, portions "that had originally been designed for other purposes."
WKEE Wine Down will run from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 22 at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.