The Frank and Jane Gabor West Virginia Folklife Center will host a special event in April honoring the work of acclaimed poet Maggie Anderson and the legacy of former West Virginia Poet Laureate Louise McNeill.
Sponsored by the United Way of Marion County, an event on Sunday, March 16, will support the Sobrania Soup Opera, Mannington Food Pantry and the Salvation Army, providing needed nourishment for county residents. Empty Bowls Marion County also feeds the creative spirit of local potters.
Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College students, alumni and members of the community interested in employment are invited to attend the annual Job Fair hosted by the Career Development Center.
Under the direction of Grant Cooper, Artistic Director and Conductor, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will perform at Fairmont State University at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in Colebank Hall. The Orchestra will be performing Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” and Concerto for Violin in D Major. The concert will feature Korbinian Altenberger, violin.
Musicians from the Fairmont State University School of Fine Arts will perform an evening of music beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Noteworthy Sweets, 91 Fairmont Ave., Fairmont. The program will pair the sweet sounds of FSU’s Music Department with the sweet treats available for purchase during the program.
The Fairmont State University Common Book Committee announced in the fall of 2013 that the Common Book title for the 2013-2014 academic year is George Prochnik’s “In Pursuit of Silence: Listening for Meaning in a World of Noise.”
Prochnik will speak about his book at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Colebank Hall. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
For the past 10 years, the students at Fairmont State University, along with faculty and members of the community, have produced “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler in accordance with V-Day International.