The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

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February 9, 2014

Valentine’s Day events planned in Beckley

Valentine’s Day events are plentiful in Beckley, including a few events that will benefit local charitable organizations.

Furry friends at the Humane Society of Raleigh County will benefit from the first “Fur Ball,” which will be hosted at the Black Knight Country Club on Valentine’s Day.

The semi-formal black-tie event starts at 7 p.m. and will feature hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and music by “Big Ugly” Dave Willis.

“All proceeds are coming to the shelter to help the animals,” HSRC Assistant Director Nicole Shryock said. “The money will go toward paying vet bills and daily operations.”

Tickets for the Fur Ball are $50 per person and can be purchased at the animal shelter, 325 Grey Flats Road, or at Harvey’s Wig Villa and Beauty Salon, 117 Beckley Plaza Mall.

For more information or to find out other ways to help the shelter, call 304-253-8921 or 304-550-7021.

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The next event, Something Sweet 2: Cupcake Wars, will benefit the Women’s Resource Center.

This event will be from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 15 at Marquee Cinemas.

Each $20 ticket includes sampling rights to original cupcake creations from five local bakers, a People’s Choice coin to pick your favorite flavor, The Family Table Volume II “Just Desserts” cookbook and a seat to watch the feature film “Winter’s Tale.”

Cupcake War contestants are The Bake Shoppe, Instant Karma Cupcakes, Cakes by Brittany, Jo Jo’s Cupcakes and Missy’s Cake Shop.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 304-255-2559. After 5 p.m., call 304-673-6037.

WRC Public Relations and Fundraising Development Coordinator Dee Sizemore asks, “Satisfying a love of sweets and a good movie in one event, how can you go wrong?”

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Also, on Valentine’s Day and on Feb. 15, The Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre will feature Oscar-nominated animated shorts and live action shorts.

Animated shorts will be shown at 7:15 p.m. on Valentine’s Day and at 4:15 p.m. Feb. 15. Shorts include “Get a Horse!,” “Mr. Hublot,” “Feral,” “Possessions” and “Room on the Broom.”

Live action shorts will be shown at 9:15 p.m. on Valentine’s Day and at 7:15 p.m. Feb. 15. Shorts include “That Wasn’t Me,” “Just Before Losing Everything,” “Helium,” “Do I Have to Take Care of Everything?” and “The Voorman Problem.”

Tickets are $5 per person.

For more information, call 304-763-7059 or visit www.

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To wrap up the Valentine’s Day weekend, Tamarack invites everyone to Sunday@ Two, which is free of charge.

The Feb. 16 performance will feature the Greenbrier Academy for Girls Traditional African Drumming, starting at 2 p.m. in Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater.

“I am so excited to bring in the Greenbrier Academy School for Girls on the 16th,” Tamarack Events Director Kelly Elkins said. “These talented young ladies put on an awe-inspiring drumming show here at Tamarack. The show features traditional African drumming, led by drumming coordinator Laura Bondurant.”

For more information, call 304-256-6843.

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Also on Sunday, the YMCA of Southern West Virginia is hosting a Sweetheart Open House in honor of American Heart Month.

The open house will be from 1 to 5 p.m. and both members and nonmembers are invited to attend.

YMCA staff will offer tours, and 30-minute adult workout classes will be offered between 1:30 and 3 p.m., including indoor cycling, Piloxing, Zumba, R.I.P.P.E.D. and a limited offering of Body Pump.

For more information, call 304-252-0715.

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