April events at WVU Parkersburg

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Parkersburg, W.Va. 4/13/12 – Experience reptiles, music and a variety of local talent in a series of exciting events this month at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.

Snakes Alive!
Wednesday, April 18, 11:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
College activities center

Snakes Alive!, a hands-on, live reptile and amphibian presentation featuring Tom Kessenich and his “friends” is being sponsored by Student Engagement & Activities, as part of West Virginia University at Parkerburg’s Earth Week Celebration. Kessenich will discuss how these creatures live in their natural habitat, their unique physical characteristics, and the important jobs they have in the balance of nature. Participants will have the opportunity to have their photo taken with a snake or a crocodile. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Tom Yencha at 304.424.8309.

She Loves Me
Friday & Saturday. April 20 & 21, 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m.
College theatre

The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Theatre and Music Departments will present the charming musical “She Loves Me,” based on “Parfumerie” by Miklos Laszo. This performance is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Jeff Byrd at 304.424.8295.

Georg and Amalia are two feuding clerks in a European parfumerie during the 1930s who secretly find solace in their anonymous romantic pen pals, little knowing their respective correspondents are none other than each other.

Funny, intelligent, honest and sentimental, “She Loves Me” is a warm romantic comedy with an endearing innocence and a touch of old world elegance and nostalgia, yet as universal and relevant as ever in this age of internet romances. “She Loves Me” showcases a small but strong ensemble cast playing a range of vivid, memorable characters of all ages. The show features a heart-warming score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick (“Fiddler on the Roof”) and book by Joe Masteroff (“Cabaret”).

Hogans Goat
Friday, April 20, 7 – 10 p.m.
Jackson County Center of WVU Parkersburg, Ripley, W.Va.
The Student Government Association of the Jackson County Center (JCC) of WVU Parkersburg is hosting an evening of country and variety music entertainment, featuring the music of Hogans Goat. General admission is $5, and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Concessions will be available, and no alcohol or coolers are permitted. All proceeds will benefit JCC’s Student Government Association. For more information, contact Violet Mosser at 304.420.8636.

WVU Parkersburg’s Got Talent
Sunday, April 22, 7 p.m.
College theatre

West Virginia University at Parkersburg is sponsoring a talent competition benefitting local charity “House to Home.” Admission is $5. All donations worth $5 or more are accepted. Requested donations include: kitchen items, blankets, towels, wash cloths and other basic household items. There will be a 50/50 drawing, and talent winners will receive prizes. For more information, contact Jeff Byrd at 304.424.8295.

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