News in Brief – 2/2/11

Published 10:26 am Wednesday, February 2, 2011

OLBH to present dance for your heart

ASHLAND, Ky. — Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) will host the hospital’s second annual Dance for Your Heart, Saturday, Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ashland Town Center.

Dance for Your Heart is a free health screening and information event in recognition of February’s designation as American Heart Month.

Health screenings offered at Dance for Your Heart include body fat analysis, cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure. Dance performances throughout the day will include demonstrations of Zumba, square dancing, clogging, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, line dancing, high school dance team, modern and wedding dance favorites.

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The event will include informational booths on a variety of health topics and OLBH services. Also offered will be free balloon artist for children.

For more information, contact the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273).

PAC rolls out the red carpet

ASHLAND, Ky. — If you are planning to attend a prom, a gala, a museum ball — or whatever red-carpet event is around the corner, then you probably are already looking out for a new dress, latest trends in hair, make-up and jewelry and might even be looking for a way to get in shape before the big day.

This year, the Paramount is hosting its first-ever Red Carpet Party, Sunday, Feb. 27. The “party” is a place to see displays, fashion and hairstyle shows, raffles, prizes, shopping and more to get you ready for your next event.

The event is from 6-8 p.m. A ticket for the event is $10 for general admission or $30 if you want to hang out in the Leopard Lounge for some hors d’oeuvres. The Oscars on the big screen this year thanks to Time Warner Cable and WCHS TV8. If you can’t make it to the Red Carpet Party, the Oscars is free and open to the public.

If you are interested in having a display and becoming a vendor at this event, please email or call 606-324-3175 ext. 309. For tickets to attend the event, call the box office at 606-324-3175.

SOPAA and SSU present ‘Romeo and Juliet’

PORTSMOUTH — America’s most acclaimed touring repertory theater, honored by the Tony Awards for Excellence in Theater, presents what is perhaps Shakespeare’s greatest and certainly most recognized play, “Romeo and Juliet” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Shawnee State University’s Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.

Shakespeare’s timeless and deeply moving tragedy exquisitely embodies the brief joy of youthful passion and ecstasy. The innocent lovers fall victim to family hatred and cruel destiny. Swords clash and a treacherous sleeping potion is swallowed in the greatest love story of all time.

Tickets are available at the VRCFA McKinley Box Office, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (740) 351-3600, or online at and all Ticketmaster outlets. Visit for more information.