Weekend Update

SEPTEMBER 2019  (updated 9/12/19)

NEW MOVIES:

THE GOLDFINCH (R), THE HUSTLERS (R)

LABELLE THEATER in South Charleston (Movies $4 or less) 

SPIDER MAN: FAR FROM HOME

FLORALEE HARK COHEN CINEMA at Taylor Books

THE FAREWELL, TONY MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM

CLAY CENTER PLANETARIUM & THEATER 

COSMIC ADVENTURE, PANDAS, SUPERPOWER DOGS, COUNTRY ROADS, HUMPBACK WHALES,

TORNADO ALLEY

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Enjoy some live music around town!

Thursday

  • LARRY HOSKINS & CAROLYN YOUNG – GONZOBURGER @ 6:30pm
  • TOM HOLCOMB – BRIDGE ROAD BISTRO @ 6:30pm
  • THE BAND WAGON – BLUE GRASS KITCHEN @ 7pm

Friday

  • MARK CLINE BATES – STELLA’S ITALIAN GELETERIA & CAFÉ, 202 Hale St @ 7:30pm
  • DIXIE HIGHWAY with CINDY BIRD – ELKVIEW COMMUNITY [email protected] 7pm
  • THAT HIGH COUNTRY REVIVAL – TAYLOR BOOKS @ 7:30pm

Saturday

  • THE NON-PROPHETS STRING BAND – BLUE GRASS KITCHEN @ 7pm
  • INSURED SOUND – MARMET REC CENTER @ 7pm
  • JESSE BLACK – TAYLOR BOOKS @ 7:30pm
  • JEFF RUBY – EMPTY GLASS @ 8pm
  • POST MOUNTAIN STAGE JAM – EMPTY GLASS @ 10pm

Sunday

  • ROY F BUSH and THE WOODSHEEP – WV MUSIC HALL OF FAME, 2-4pm (2nd level of Chas Town Center across from Spencer’s)
  • SIPPIN’ ON SUNDAYS – DEM 2 BROTHERS & A GRILL @ 6pm

Monday

  • KEVIN ARBOGAST TRIO – BLUEGRASS KITCHEN @ 7pm

Tuesday

  • BLUE YONDER – BLUE GRASS KITCHEN @ 7pm

Wednesday

  • RYAN KENNEDY & FRIENDS – BRIDGE ROAD BISTRO @ 7pm
  • OPEN MIC with SEAN RICHARDSON – BLUE GRASS KITCHEN @ 7pm

The youngest residents at Kanawha Charleston Humane Association need our help!  Donations of PURINA PUPPY CHOW & PURINA KITTEN CHOW are needed. The same brand is used to help prevent stomach upset in the animals. There are 3 ways to help:

  • Donate in person
  • Order online and have shipped to 1248 Greenbrier St, Charleston, WV 25311
  • Call Greens Feed & Seed at 304.343.0441 and they’ll deliver the food to the shelter!

Check out the Kanawha-Charleston Humane Association’s Facebook Page to see some of the dogs and cats who will benefit from your generosity!

Wed, 9/11:  Cross Lanes United Methodist Church is offering FREE WEDNESDAY NIGHT DINNERS at 6pm in the church Fellowship Hall, 5320 Frontier Drive, Cross Lanes. Donations are accepted from those who are able.

Wed, 9/11:  Grab your lunch and head to the Lee Street Triangle for the BROWN BAG CONCERT!  It’s a free lunchtime concert, 11:30am-1:30pm with Down Beat Dixie, Dixieland Jazz.  Get lunch from a participating restaurant or pack your own!  The Brown Bag Concerts are designed to showcase the talent of our local musicians and encourage people to get away from the desk at the lunch hour and enjoy music in Downtown Charleston.

Thurs, 9/12:  Curious about spaces and buildings in downtown Charleston?  Join the Charleston Area Alliance for SPACE WALK between 3:00 – 6:00 pm. The self-guided walking tour will take you into a variety of multi-dimensional downtown digs, including many hidden gems and blank spaces primed for renovation. Designed for the intellectually curious as well as enterprising entrepreneurs, the tour will take you into historic buildings and some lesser-known spaces.

Thurs, 9/12:  The Diamond United Methodist Church will host a LUNCH & LEARN session at 12noon. Rich Stonestreet of the WV AARP will speak on Social Security issues and news. Lunch is provided at no charge. Reservations are not required, but are requested by contacting Robin at 304.546.4668.

Fri, 9/13:  Ron Sowell’s OPEN STAGE & COFFEE HOUSE is at Unity of Kanawha Valley @ the corner of Bridge & Myrtle Roads in South Hills. All local musicians are invited to share your musical talents, a poem, or stand-up comedy!  Two songs or 10 minutes, whichever comes first.  Performers sign up at 7 and the entertainment begins at 7:30pm. General admission is $5; $2 for seniors, kids and performers. Enjoy some of WV’s best entertainment in a warm and friendly atmosphere!

Fri, 9/13:  It’s FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY on Main Street in Hurricane in Putnam County!  Catch the best local food trucks, enjoy some good eats, & have fun with family & friends from 11am-2pm!  For more information, go to HurricaneWV.com.  

Fri, 9/13:  A PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP will meet from 1:30-3pm in the Colonial Room at Edgewood Summit, Cato Park, on Baker Lane on Charleston’s West Side. Dr. Karrie Murphy from the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy and two pharmacy students will discuss medications. They will take questions and work with individuals concerning the drugs they take and the side effects they may cause. A wheelchair can be provided if needed. Refreshments will be served. More info at 304.346.4343.

Fri-Sat, 9/13-9/14:  Mt. Tabor United Methodist Church in Pinch will host a YARD SALE from 8am-2pm on Friday and Saturday.  Hot dogs will be available for purchase each day.

Fri-Sat, 9/13-9/14:  The City of Nitro is hosting BOOMTOWN DAYS which includes the Nitro Antique Car Club’s annual Antique Car Show. There will also be food vendors, musical performances, and fireworks. The Parade will line up at 9am on Saturday and begin at 10am at Pickens Road. The festival will be held at Nitro’s Living Memorial Park on the corner of 21st St and Second Ave both days.

Fri-Sun, 9/13-15:  The ALBAN ARTS CENTER, 65 Olde Main Street in St. Albans, presents “Matilda, The Musical.”  Five-year old Matilda overcomes obstacles and helps her teacher reclaim her life through the power of her mind.  Fri and Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm.  $15 adults; $10 seniors and children.  Call for tickets at 304.721.8896 or go to AlbanArtsCenter.com.

Sat, 9/14:  The 10th Annual CAPITAL CITY CHALLENGE starts at 9am. This is an Adventure Triathlon including a 4.2 mile RUN from Magic Island to Daniel Boone Park on Kanawha Blvd, there you’ll get in the river to ROW 4.2 miles back to Magic Island, where you’ll get on your bike to RIDE 16.8 miles on a two loop course along the Blvd for a flat, fast, beautiful ride along the river and past our gorgeous state capital. There will also be a 10k RUN for anyone who just wants to run and not participate in the adventure triathlon. All proceeds go to The Counseling Connection’s REACH Program, which helps take care of sexual assault victims and their families in the Kanawha Valley.

Sat, 9/14:  Asbury United Methodist church invites you to their ANNUAL OUTDOOR BLOCK PARTY at the corner of Jackson & Elizabeth Streets in Charleston, 4:30-7:30pm.  The Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus will be in concert, a Jupiter Jump & face painting for the kids, free school supplies, drawings, and free hot dogs and drinks. More info at 304.342.7811.

Sat, 9/14:  Have fun and enjoy live music at the END OF SUMMER BLOCK PARTY at North Charleston Community Center, 1-4pm. It’s all FREE!  Food, swimming, water slide, face painting, jump house, obstacle course, games, laser tag, and much more!  Everyone is welcome.  More info at 304.348.6884.

Sat, 9/14:  Chelyan United Methodist Church will host its monthly BREAKFAST from 8:30-11am. Breakfast items will include eggs, bacon, sausage, gravy, biscuits, potatoes, apples, pancakes and beverages. Donations will be appreciated.

Sat, 9/14:  Nitro Senior Citizens will hold an INDOOR YARD SALE during Boomtown Days in Nitro. Table rental is $10. Breakfast will be offered for purchase. Contact Ken at 304.755.3453 for table reservations.

Sat, 9/14:  The Blount Neighborhood Watch will have a HOT DOG SALE at the first house on Eight Mile Hollow, Campbell’s Creek Drive, from 10am-2pm. For more info, contact Kelli at [email protected].

Sat, 9/14:  The South Charleston Public Library will host a YEAR TO WELLNESS program from 1-2:30pm. It’s the ninth session of the monthly, free, health, wellness and benefits education workshops, presented by wellness educator Julia Legg.

Sat, 9/14:  The Kanawha State Forest Foundation will host the Three Rivers Avian Center’s annual BIRDS OF PREY RAPTOR PROGRAM at Kanawha State Forest from 1-3pm. Participants should meet in front of the KSF Nature Center (former swimming pool) and bring lawn chairs.

Sat, 9/14:  The Hansford Center in St. Albans will host its monthly DANCE with music and dance from 6-9pm. Music will be performed by Annette Wheeler and RetroCountry. Admission is $4 per person. More info at 304.722.4621.

Sat, 9/14:  The SpeakEasy Singles will host a FALL DANCE with DJ Dancin’ Dave, from 8-11pm in the Columbia Gas Ballroom in Charleston. The membership entry fee is $10 per person. Food is included with admission and drinks available for $1. No alcohol allowed. More info at 304.805.4109, [email protected] or www.speakeasysingles.com.

Sat, 9/14:  St. Albans Parks & Recreation will host a KIDS’ ACTIVITIES, MUSIC & MOVIE NIGHT at St. Albans Roadside Park, beginning at 6:30pm with games, WV Foam Garage, rock painting, sand art, and sidewalk chalk art. From 6:30-8pm there will be a free concert featuring the music of Lost Shaker of Salt. At dark, the film “Lilo and Stitch” will be shown. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. The St. Albans Little Dragons Football Team will be selling hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and sno-cones.

Sat-Sun, 9/14-9/15:  The Elk River Boots & Saddle Club will host a Steve Lantvit HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC at the Jackson County Junior Fairgrounds in Cottageville, seven miles from I-77 Ripley Exit. Contact Alice at 304.541.6399 or Rick at 304.286.3565 for full details about the clinic.

Sat-Sun, 9/14-9/15:  The Shawnee Sports Complex SHAWNEE FALL CLASSIC soccer tournament will be held this weekend at the complex. Fifty teams from West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania will take to the fields 10am-7pm on Saturday & 9am-5pm on Sunday. Players between the ages of 9 and 14 will be competing. If you’re around this weekend, stop by and support our youth athletes and check out the complex!

Sun, 9/15:  MOUNTAIN STAGE @ 7pm at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Complex.  Performers are Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky, Rebecca Loebe, and other incredible musicians… featuring a variety of musical styles.  Purchase tickets at Taylor Books or online at MountainStage.org.

Sun, 9/15:  The KANAWHA TRAIL CLUB hikes a different area every Sunday. This week’s hike will be at Kanawha State Forest’s Lindy, Middle Ridge, and Polecat Trails.  Everyone’s invited to enjoy the outdoors with this group. Have fun, get some exercise, and meet new friends!  To car pool, meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph Streets across from Sherwin Williams at 12:30.  Check out upcoming hikes and get more info at KanawhaTrailClub.org.

Mon, 9/17:  The WV Institute for Spirituality will be offering an INTERFAITH HEALING SERVICE at 7pm at 1601 Virginia Street East in Charleston. Pastor Paul Bricker will lead the service. Love offerings will be appreciated. Call 304.345.0926 to sign up or obtain more information.

Wed, 9/18:  Enjoy the healing concert, THE AGAPE EVOLUTION TOUR, in Charleston at Unity of Kanawha Valley in South Hills. This concert music will transport you to a place beyond time and perceived limitations. Their transforming music has won numerous awards. Tickets are $22 in advance and $33 the day of the concert. To order tickets, email Pam at [email protected] or call 304.345.0021.  UKV is at the corner of Bridge and Myrtle Roads in Charleston.

 

ONGOING

Now-10/26:  Enjoy LET’S GET COOKING monthly culinary classes with Chef Paul Smith.  Classes begin at 12noon. Chef Smith will lead two culinary classes each month, one on Tuesday & one on Saturday at the Capitol Market.  Each month will highlight a specific theme, with each class featuring a unique menu and yummy samples.  These classes are complimentary thanks to AARP West Virginia!

Now-9/27:  Miranda Lambert is partnering with Kanawha Charleston Humane Association to encourage music lovers to support homeless pets leading up to her ROADSIDE BARS & PINK GUITARS show at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center on September 27.  Between now and the show, fans who donate to KCHA will be entered to win a pair of Meet & Greet passes to greet Miranda before the show. Three ways to donate:  (1) Online donations at AdoptCharleston.com/give – include “Little Red Wagon” in the memo line, (2) In person at the shelter, 1248 Greenbrier Street in Charleston, or (3) Before the show – drop off donations at the KCHA Care-A-Van at the Coliseum entrance.  The donation Wishlist includes Purina brand dog, puppy, and kitten chows; top-load cat carriers, kitty litter, paper towels, Greenie’s pill pockets, toys, collars, and peanut butter.

Each Monday at St. Timothy’s in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, the GABRIEL PROJECT STORE is open from 12noon-2pm, with free items including baby clothes, diapers, formula, referrals for car seats & cribs, and assistance for parents & grandparents of children newborn-age 2.  Every Monday from 5:30-6:15pm, a free dinner is served.  The weekly menu and more info are posted on the church’s Feed Putnam Facebook page.  The church is at 3434 Teays Valley Rd in Hurricane.  More info at 304.562-9325.

Every Monday:  Are you or someone you know dealing with hurts, habits, hang-ups? There is hope!  CELEBRATE RECOVERY meets every Monday at River Ridge Church, 2090 Greenbrier St, Charleston at 6:30pm.  A free meal is provided at 5:30pm. Child care is available.

Every Tuesday:  Mindful Heart Yoga offers a FREE YOGA CLASS at 6:30pm at 622 Kanawha Blvd W, in the Seventh Day Adventist school building.

Every Tuesday, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 314 Donnally St, Charleston, offers STRENGTH TRAINING FOR SENIORS, 12:30-2:30pm. There is no cost for the sessions. Register at the door. For more info, contact Shannon.Ge[email protected] or 304.348.6404.

Each Wednesday:  Unity of Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle Road, Charleston, is home to WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS at 6:30pm. These circles offer holistic methods for healing and wholeness.  No registration is required and all classes are offered on a love offering basis.  This Wednesday (9/11), Alexa Peck will lead Qigong Flow. Everyone is welcome.  More info at [email protected]

Every Saturday:  The CHARLESTON PARKRUN happens at Magic Island at 8am during the summer. It’s a free weekly timed 5k. Run or walk at your own pace.  Every one of all ages and abilities are welcome.  Register at parkrun.com/register and bring your printed barcode with you to each Parkrun!  Also visit facebook.com/CharlestonWVparkrun.

 

UPCOMING

Thurs, 9/19:  Shop, stroll and discover Downtown Charleston at ART WALK, a free & fun self-guided walking tour of shops and galleries, 5-8pm, featuring work from various local artists, with paintings and sculptures, to photography and music. Visit artwalkcwv.com  for a full list of this month’s ArtWalk exhibits.

Fri, 9/20:  It’s FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY on Main Street in Hurricane in Putnam County!  Catch the best local food trucks, enjoy some good eats, & have fun with family & friends from 11am-2pm!  For more information go to HurricaneWV.com.  

Fri-Sun, 9/20-22:  The ALBAN ARTS CENTER, 65 Olde Main Street in St. Albans, presents Matilda, The Musical.”  Five –year old Matilda overcomes obstacles and helps her teacher reclaim her life through the power of her mind.  Fri and Sat at 8pm and Sun at 2pm.  $15 adults; $10 seniors and children.  Call for tickets at 304.721.8896 or go to AlbanArtsCenter.com.

Sat, 9/21:  Runners and hikers!  Join V100 for the 6th annual weCANclimb 5K TRAIL RUN & 1 MILE HIKE at Kanawha State Forest, 9am-11am!  Proceeds benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center at CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital, which serves children in our community who have been victims of abuse. Families are never charged for the care they receive, so they need your support to continue to provide these important services. To sign up for the weCANclimb Trail Run or Hike, see the event information on the V100 Facebook page, or use the link at V100.FM.

Sat, 9/21:  A SOUL COLLAGE WORKSHOP will be held at Unity of Kanawha Valley from 1pm-5pm.  SoulCollage® is a fun, creative process for exploring the many parts of yourself and tapping into your creativity and intuition through card-making. This workshop is called “The Animal Within,” an exciting adventure discovering one of your animal guides/companions. Artistic skill or experience is not necessary. All materials will be provided. Cost is $40 payable at the door by cash or check. Pre-registration is required. To register, email [email protected].

Sat, 9/21:  The WEST VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents LEANN RIMES in the Maier Performance Hall at the Clay Center at 7:30. Lawrence Loh, conductor.  Tickets start at $12 and are available at WVsymphony.org or by calling 304.561.3570.

Sun, 9/22:  MOUNTAIN STAGE @ 7pm at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Complex.  Performers are Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets, Patty Griffin, and other incredible musicians… featuring a variety of musical styles.  Purchase tickets at Taylor Books or online at MountainStage.org.

Fri, 9/27:  It’s FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY on Main Street in Hurricane in Putnam County!  Catch the best local food trucks, enjoy some good eats, & have fun with family & friends from 11am-2pm!  For more information go to HurricaneWV.com.  

Sat, 9/28:  It’s the HURRICANE HARVEST FESTIVAL from 12-6pm @ Hurricane City Park… vendors, crafts, chili cook-off, games, prizes, food, live entertainment and more fall fun!

Sun, 9/29:  MOUNTAIN STAGE @ 7pm at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Complex.  Performers are The Steel Wheels, Kane & Gellert, and other incredible musicians… featuring a variety of musical styles.  Purchase tickets at Taylor Books or online at MountainStage.org.

Wed-Sun, 10/2-10/6:  Vintage cars will be lining the streets as the CHARLESTON BOULEVARD ROD RUN & DOO WOP comes back to Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston!  See the schedule & events line-up at charlestonWVcarshow.com.

Thurs-Sun, 10/3-10/6:  The CHILDREN’S THEATER OF CHARLESTON presents “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at the Civic Center Little Theater. Performances are: Thursday @ 9:15am, Friday @ 7pm, Saturday & Sunday @ 2pm.

Fri, 10/11:  KPCC Counseling presents FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE, featuring comedian Michael Jr.  The 26th Annual fundraiser will be held at Embassy Suites in Charleston, 6-9pm.  Early bird tickets are $75; regular admission tickets $85. The purchase of 10 tickets automatically reserves a table for you and your guests.  Tickets are available online at www.eventbee.com or you may mail a check to:  KPCC Counseling, 16 Leon Sullivan Way, Suite 300, Charleston, WV 25301.  Contact [email protected] for more information.

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