Things to do Around Charleston on April 12th

This Saturday April 12th there are a few things going on around Kanawha Valley for nerds to check out.

Kanawha County Libraries and Kanawha Valley Astronomical Society are hosting a celebration of the anniversary of the first manned space flight by Russia’s Yuri Gagarin and first launch of NASA’s Space Shuttle with a star party at Camp Virgil Tate. Road to the Stars: Celebrate Yuri’s Night .  Things start at 6pm with various crafts, games, activities for children of all ages.  When things get dark the KVAS will lead everyone to their Breezy Point Observatory to gaze at the start through a brand new large telescope and various members’ personal ones.  Space is limited so register at the Cross Lanes Library, online, or by calling 304-775-5999.

The Clay Center‘s Sci-Fi Film Series is back with Forbidden Planet.

A starship crew goes on an expedition to investigate the sudden silence of a space colony. They find two survivors – Dr. Morbius and his daughter Altaira, who have somehow survived a hideous monster that roams the planet. How have they survived the menacing creäture and what is the deadly secret that one of them possesses? Find out in this sci-fi classic!

They will be showing it on Friday April  at 7pm and again on Saturday at 7pm.  Admission is $6 per person. Buy tickets now or at the box office.

Also at the Clay Center’s Walker Theatre, at the rear entrance, will be WV Shakespeare Festival.  All I know about it, is there will be a stage combat workshop from 1-5pm with a performance at 7pm.  It is a free event, but donations will be accepted.

Yet again at the Clay Center, check out The Music of Harry Potter.  Listen to the original music by John Williams from the Harry Potter movies.  Plus, Maestro Cooper will be wearing his sorcerer’s hat and perform a little magic for everyone.



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