News in Brief – 11/25/09

Published 9:30 am Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Museum sets open house

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The Huntington Museum of Art will have its annual gift to the community with Holiday Open House from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to bring cans of food to benefit the Huntington Area Food Bank.

Holiday Open House features Art on a Limb exhibit of trees with ornaments designed by local artists, a visit from Santa, children’s art activities, entertainment, and refreshments.

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Here is the entertainment schedule: Tri-State Youth Orchestra performs at 1 p.m.; Sixteenth Street Baptist Choir performs at 1:30 p.m.; Cabell Midland Collegium Musicum performs at 2 p.m.; Santa Claus arrives at 2 p.m.; Excerpts from “The Nutcracker” by Huntington Dance Theatre will be presented at 2:30 p.m.; B’Nai Sholom Choir performs at 3 p.m.; and Cabell Midland Choir: Rhythm in Red performs at 3:30 p.m.

The Huntington Council of Garden Clubs decorated the holiday tree in HMA’s Virginia Van Zandt Hallway. Several local artists created ornaments to decorate other trees throughout HMA as part of the exhibit Art on a Limb. HMA’s volunteers are in charge of refreshments.

For more information, visit or call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.

Homemakers to have holiday meeting

PROCTORVILLE — The Lawrence County Homemakers annual Christmas meeting will be held Dec. 1, at Ohio University

Proctorville campus. The theme is  “ A Green Christmas “. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. The program will be presented by Stephanie Helms, Community Outreach/ Education Specialist from the Lawrence-Scioto SWMD Recycling & Litter Prevention. A concert of Christmas music will be provided by the  Fairland High  School Choral Group. Following the luncheon, there be installation of council officers.

Musical to benefit animal rescues

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — A Little Victories Christmas will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, at the Renaissance Center, 900 8th Street, Huntington. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $10. ($6 for kids under 12) and are available at the door, or in advance at Complete Petmart at the Merritts Creek mall, at through Paypal, or email

The evening of music and skits will be hosted by Susan Nicholas of WSAZ News Channel 3. Performers include Traci Ann Stanley, Katie Owens, Tim Irr, Paul Callicoat, Nancy Carter Dancers, the Thundertones, Jay Oakes, the Kidd Brothers, and the C-K Middle School choir. Ric Griffith, mayor of Kenova will be in a skit called Pick o” the Litter. All proceeds will benefit Little Victories Animal Rescue. For more information see or call 304360-2488, 304-523-1666 or email