Weekend Update

Weekend Update – MARCH 2020  (updated  4/2/2020)

****DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS—there are NO new Activities to add.  Movie Theaters are closed and many events have been Cancelled or postponed.  Future events are subject to change.

Weekend Update – April 2019  (updated 4/4/19)

NEW MOVIES:

PET SEMATARY (R), SHAZAM! (PG-13), THE BEST OF ENEMIES (PG-13)

FLORALEE HARK COHEN CINEMA at Taylor Books

THE HUMAN ELEMENT – Monday @ 7pm

IT’S GOING TO BE ROCK SUMMER – Wednesday @ 7pm

TRANSIT – Thursday @ 7pm

GLORIA BELL – Friday @7:30pm & Saturday @ 5pm

CLAY CENTER PLANETARIUM & THEATER  

COSMIC ADVENTURE – 12pm & 4pm

PANDAS in 3D – 1pm

LIVE SHOW – 2pm

COUNTRY ROADS – 3pm

_____________________________________________________________________***Due to the Coronavirus—activies are listed but Most have been cancelled or postponed…..check before attending any activities*****

Enjoy some live music around town!

Thursday

  • TOM HOLCOMB  – BRIDGE ROAD BISTRO @ 6:30pm
  • THE DREAD PIRATE ROBERTS  – BLUE GRASS KITCHEN @ 7pm

Friday

  • RECYCLE & BILL ROSS  – ELKVIEW COMMUNITY CENTER[email protected] 7pm
  • CHET LOWTHER  – TAYLOR BOOKS @ 7:30pm
  • EMMALEA DEAL with TOFUJITSU and MEDIOGRES  – EMPTY GLASS @ 7:30pm

Saturday

  • NO REGRETS  – MARMET REC CENTER @ 7pm
  • ANDREW SCOTCHIE and RIVER RATS  – ROCK CITY CAKE COMPANY @ 8pm

Sunday

  • DARRELL RAMSEY and THE BAND WAGON  – WV MUSIC HALL OF FAME (2nd level of Chas Town Center across from Spencer’s) @ 2pm

Monday

  • KEVIN ARBOGAST TRIO – BLUEGRASS KITCHEN @ 7pm

Tuesday

  • BLUE YONDER – BLUE GRASS KITCHEN @ 7pm

Wednesday

  • RYAN KENNEDY & FRIENDS  – BRIDGE ROAD BISTRO @ 7pm

The YMCA is offering 60 FREE Exercise classes ad youth programs online the classes are available thru Y360 and the there are links posted at YMCA ofKV.org and the YMCA of Kanawha Valley’s Facebook page.  You may also call 304 340 3527 fop information.

If you need help with ANYTHING call 211.  you may talk to a specialist who will put you in tough with the right resources. Dial 2-1-1 or test you Zip code to 898-211  WV 211 is a program of the United Ways of WV.

Showers and services to those in need.  the Kanawha Valley Collective has partnered with United Way of Central WV, the Salvation Army and Cabin Creek Health systems to bring services during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  shower are located at the Salvation Army, 301 Tennessee Avenue on the Westside.  Cabin Creek Health Systems are screening for COVID-19 and will give information and referrals for other community services.  The Center will be open Monday-Friday 1-4 pm

TEAM UP TO CLEAN UP with local businesses, organizations, and members of the community. You’re invited to help clean and beautify neighborhoods throughout Charleston.  Projects will include litter collection, landscaping, fence painting, creation of public art and more!  The clean-up will take place from 8am-12noon & 1pm-5pm.  Meet at 631 Morris Street. Register to participate in the clean up at CharlestonWV.gov/cleanup or by calling 304.348.8000 ext. 260.  Clean Up dates:

  • April 6 – East End
  • April 13 – Kanawha City
  • April 20 – North Charleston & West Side
  • April 27 – South Hills

KANAWHA CHARLESTON HUMANE ASSOCIATION is very low on puppy chow!  Please donate if you are able.  You can donate in person, via Amazon by having it shipped to 1248 Greenbrier St in Charleston 25311, or by calling Greens Feed & Seed at 304.343.0441 and they’ll deliver it to the shelter. PURINA puppy chow brand is preferred as keeping the puppies on the same type of food prevents upset tummies.

The North Charleston Community Center will be offering free SPRING BREAK SPORTS CLINICS for volleyball, cheer, basketball, and baseball.  Register now – you must register by April 10th.  Call 304-348-6884 or contact [email protected]. All classes are FREE!

Thurs, 4/4:  The Charleston Light Opera Guild has announced AUDITIONS for its June show, “Bright Star.” Singing auditions are 7:30pm on Thurs, April 4; dance auditions 7:30pm on Sun, April 7; and reading is 7:30pm on Tues, April 9.  The show will run three weekends in June (June 14-16, June 21-23, & June 28-30) at the guild theater at the corner of Tennessee Ave & Roane St in Charleston. For more info, call 304.545.6945 or visit CharlestonLightOperaGuild.org.

Thurs, 4/4:  D’S HAPPY BELLY FOOD TRUCK will be at First Presbyterian Church of St. Albans, 4:30-6:30pm for pick-ups or dine-in orders. Donations benefit Jericho House. For more info call 304.727.2241. The menu includes tacos, hot dogs, and sides, along with Mexican street corn, chips, drinks and desserts.

Thurs-Sat, 4/4-4/6:  There’s a BOOK SALE at the Elk Valley Branch Library, with a special early bird sale Thursday 5-7:30pm and on Friday & Saturday 10am-3pm.  There will be something for everyone.  Pick out books, DVDs, magazines, and more.  For all ages!

Fri, 4/5:  Join WV State University for the 7th annual BLACK & GOLD GALA at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center. It’s an elegant evening of dinner, dancing and live music by Santa Cruz. A Silent Auction begins at 6:15pm and Dinner begins at 7:30pm.  For tickets, call 304.766.4121 or go to connect.wvstateu.edu/gala.

Fri, 4/5:  CASTING CROWNS ONLY JESUS TOUR – Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center @ 7pm.  This Grammy winning group also features Zach Williams and Zustin French.  Tickets start at $18 and are on sale at Ticketmaster.com.

Fri, 4/5:  The WV Institute for Spirituality will host a SOUP, SILENCE & SCRIPTURE program, 12noon-12:50pm at 1601 Virginia St E, Charleston. A workshop will follow from 1-2pm. Free-will donations are requested.

Fri, 4/5:  Jarrett Memorial Methodist Church in Elkview will host a SPAGHETTI DINNER, 4-7pm. The cost is $8 per person. All proceeds will be donated to the National MS Society.

Fri, 4/5: Redeemer Lutheran Church, 1 Deerwalk Lane, Charleston, will hold a First Friday Fellowship event with EASTER EGGSPLORATION. Children can take part in free, egg-related games, crafts and snacks, 6:30-8:30pm. Visit f3wv.org for more info.

Fri, 4/5:  Teays Valley Presbyterian Church will offer a free PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT event at the church, 5339 Teays Valley Road in Scott Depot. Parents can bring their children ages 3-11 to the church; fill out a brief registration; meet the volunteers and tour the facility, and then spend a couple hours with some free time.  Activities for the children include crafts, games, refreshments, stories, and a movie. The church organizers are encouraging parents to call the church office, Monday thru Thursday 9am-1pm at 304.757.6073 or email [email protected] with any questions and to enable planning for the number of children who will participate. More info at www.TeaysValleyPresby.com.

Fri-Sat, 4/5-4/6: The WV Institute for Spirituality, 1601 Virginia St E, Charleston, will host a LENTEN DIRECTED RETREAT from 6-ipm and 8am-3pm on Sat, 4/6.  The cost is $100 for those who stay overnight or $70 for commuters. To register or receive more info, call 304.345.0926, email [email protected] or go to wvis.org.

Sat, 4/6:  Marianne Gettman will lead an INNER LISTENING CLASS at 10:30 am at Unity of Kanawha Valley at the corner of Bridge Road in South Hills. The class consists of mindful breathing exercises, stretching, meditations, and Qigong Flow.  Treat yourself to a time of distressing and some wonderful self-care… a great way to start off the Spring season. The cost?  Whatever you desire to donate.

Sat, 4/6:  The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 314 Donnally St, Chas, is offering a PAINTING CLASS at 10am on the first Saturday of every month for all age groups, beginner to expert.  Supplies will be provided.  $10 per person.  Space is limited.  Reserve a spot by contacting Dax Miller at 304.348.6404 or [email protected].

Sat, 4/6:  Enjoy an evening of vibrant Indian music, dancing and amazing cuisine at the BOLLYWOOD FUSION FESTIVAL presented by the India Center and the Charleston Ballet. The event is at 6-9pm at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center and benefits West Virginia Health Right.  Tickets can be purchased online at BollywoodFusion.org.

Sat, 4/6:  Celebrate spring at this special library event – BUNNY EGGSTRAVAGANZA at 11am!  Take pictures with the White Rabbit, enjoy refreshments, and participate in bunny and egg-related activities and crafts. Refreshments will be provided.

Sat, 4/6:  North Hills Baptist Church will have a SPRING RUMMAGE SALE & HOT DOG SALE 7am-2pm. The church is at 6108 Hills Lane near Sissonville High School, behind the Sissonville Cabin Creek Health clinic. Proceeds will go to the church to help with community and church family needs.

Sat. 4/6:  The Rand Community Center will host a HOT DOG SALE, along with BBQ’s, hot bologna sandwiches, chips, homemade desserts and drinks, 11am-4pm. Deliveries are available by calling 304.925.9200.  The clothing room and thrift store will also be open.

Sat, 4/6:  A HOT DOG FUNDRAISER will be held at Pratt Town Hall, 11am-3pm. Proceeds go to the Paint Creek Watershed Association’s “Take a Kid Fishing” event. The fundraiser will include raffles & dessert.

Sat, 4/6:  Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 6823 Sissonville Dr, will have a RUMMAGE SALE from 8am-1pm. A Hot Dog Sale will also take place 10am-1pm.

Sat, 4/6:  The DuPont High School Class of 1999 will have a HOT DOG & VENDOR SALE from 10am-3pm in the Fellowship Hall of Mt. Juliet United Methodist Church, 417 East 4th St in Belle.

Sat, 4/6:  In preparation for the next ACT administration, Teays Valley Church of God will host a FREE A.C.T. REVIEW from 10am-12noon. The class will be led by a certified math teacher. To register a student, call 304.757.9222. Space is limited. The church is now located at 185 Connection Point, just east of Rocky Step off Teays Valley Road.

Sat, 4/6:  The North Charleston Community Center will host the SPRING SCRAMBLE VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT, 9am-3pm in the gymnasium. Registration starts at 8:30am, with a $20 playing fee for each player. Proceeds go to the Center to help with new equipment. For more info and to register, call Amy Estep 304.993.8886 or John Estep 304.785.6741.

Sat, 4/6:  An ESSENTIAL OIL BASICS program, part of the South Charleston Public Library’s Year to Wellness series, will be held for ages 18 and up, 10:30am-12noon, at the library 312 4th Ave, So. Chas.

Sat, 4/6:  The Tyler Mountain volunteer Fire Department will host TUPPERWARE BINGO at the Cross Lanes Community Building, 5380 Big Tyler Rd, adjacent to the fire department. Doors open at 5pm. Bingo starts at 6pm. Participants must be at least 18 to play Bingo. Concessions will be sold during the games.

Sat & Sun, 4/6-4/7:  Kanawha Charleston Humane Association is expecting!  That’s 1,500 kittens this season!  Join the shelter for a KITTEN SHOWER this weekend (Sat & Sun), 12noon-4pm. Wish list items are: kitten milk replacer, 2 oz. bottles and nipples, Purina Kitten Chow, digital kitten scales, heating pads, litter, paper towels, and top-load cat carriers. Newborn kittens are the cutest animals, but the level of TLC they need to survive makes them extra vulnerable. Please help care for these fragile fuzz balls by donating critical care supplies at the KCHA Kitten Shower! You may also donate online at tinyurl.com/givetoKCHA.

Sun, 4/7:  The KANAWHA TRAIL CLUB hikes a different area every Sunday. This week’s hike will be at College Hill Walk in St. Albans.  Have fun, get some exercise, and meet new friends. Everyone’s invited to experience the outdoors with this group. To car pool, meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph Streets across from Sherwin Williams at 1:30.  Check out the full schedule and get more info at KanawhaTrailClub.org.

Sun, 4/7:  New Hope Animal Rescue’s 10th Annual BOWL-A-THON is from 1:30-4pm at Towne N Country Lanes in Nitro.  Teams, singles, doubles, kids… are all welcome.  Door prizes and raffle items.  Free bowling, shoe rental and a momento to everyone who raises $20 or more for New Hope Animal Rescue. Call Karen Maes at 304.727.2699 to register, or register that day.

Sun, 4/8: The Ronald McDonald House of Southern WV and Charleston Surgical Hospital will host the annual EASTER BUNNY BRUNCH from 1-3pm at Berry Hills Country Club in Charleston. Along with a brunch the event will include a themed Easter basket raffle, arts and crafts for children, an Easter Egg Hunt and photographs with the Easter Bunny. More info @ 304.346.0279.

St. Anthony’s Catholic Parish, 1027 6th St, Charleston, is serving LENTEN DINNERS 5:30-7:30pm each Friday through April 12. Call 304.342.2716, x401, for directions or further information.

Now through May 12, the American Red Cross will install FREE SMOKE ALARMS.  Every day, 7 people die in home fires and tragically, most victims die in homes that don’t have working smoke alarms. Volunteers work with fire departments to canvass at-risk neighborhoods to install the free smoke alarms, replace batteries, and educate families about fire prevention and safety.  To schedule an appointment call 1.844.216.8286.

The YWCA Charleston’s OVER THE EDGE fundraiser is an urban rappelling experience taking place on June 22 at the downtown BB&T building. 100 adventure-seeking individuals are invited to rappel 211 feet down one of the tallest buildings in WV! This event will raise funds for the “YWCA Campaign to End Racism.”  Only 100 people will be able to rappel. Rapellers have a fundraising goal of $1,000.  Sign up to become an Edger and secure your spot by May 8 and get more info at ywcaCharleston.org/OverTheEdge. Several folks from West Virginia Radio Corporation will be rappelling down the BB&T building!

ONGOING

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.

Each Monday at St. Timothy’s in-the-Valley Episcopal Church, the GABRIEL PROJECT STORE is open from 12non-2pm, with free items including 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.

Unity of Kanawha Valley is home to WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS each week 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:

  • 1st Wednesday of the month – Global Peace Affirmative Prayer Circle
  • 2nd Wednesday of the month – Inner Listening: Movement Meditation
  • 3rd Wednesday of the month – Healing Circle (different healing topic each month)
  • 4th Wednesday of the month – Energy Healing for Self & Others

Unity of Kanawha Valley is at 804 Myrtle Road in Charleston.

Every Saturday:  The CHARLESTON PARKRUN happens at Magic Island at 9. 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, 4/11:  Join West Virginia Radio Corporation FOOD DRIVE FOR UNION MISSION, 8am-6pm at Bigley Piggly Wiggly, 10 spring St in Charleston. Drop off non-perishable food or cash donations to lend a helping hand to those in need. You can even pick up food items inside the store and then donate it – all in one stop. All donations will be used to assist with the year-round need at the Union Mission Food Pantry.

Thurs, 4/11:  BROADWAY IN CHARLESTON presents “Kinky Boots” at the Clay Center at 7:30.  This joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. “Kinky Boots” takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Tickets at 304.561.3570 or at theClayCenter.org.

Fri, 4/12:  It’s TRAVIS TRITT & THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND with special guest The Cadillac Three Outlaws & Renegades @ Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center @ 7pm.

Fri, 4/12:  Ron Sowell’s OPEN STAGE & COFFEE HOUSE is @ 7:30pm 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 music begins at 7:30pm. General admission is $5; $2 for seniors, kids and performers. Enjoy some of WV’s best entertainment with family & friends!

Fri-Sun, 4/12-4/14:  The CONTEMPORARY YOUTH ARTS COMPANY presents “Feerless” at 7pm at the CYAC Theater on the 2nd floor of Charleston Town Center.  “Feerless” is the story of a young romantic’s battles with the darkness of her own mind.  Get ickets at CYACWV.ShowClix.com.

Sat, 4/13:  The WEST VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents two performances of “Bugs Bunny At The Symphony” in the Maier Performance Hall at the Clay Center at 1:30pm and 7:30pm. The performance celebrates the most famous and beloved Warner Bros. cartoons in the world, and their equally famous classical music-inspired original scores. Tickets start at $12 and are available at WVsymphony.org or by calling 304.561.3570.

Sat, 4/13:  The annual LEWISBURG CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL happening in downtown Lewisburg, WV. Enjoy thousands of chocolate themed treats, live music, professional chef demonstrations, free screenings of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, photo booth, balloon animals, magic shows and more!  The only cost associated with the festival are tastings – tickets are sold in packets of 5 for $5 and can be purchased in advance at the Visitors Center in downtown Lewisburg or online at LewisburgChocolateFestival.com.

Sat, 4/13:  It’s the WV FOOD TRUCK & MUSIC FESTIVAL at Eleanor Park & Fairgrounds.  Live music and great food.  More info at wvFoodTruckFestival.com.

Sat, 4/13:  You’re invited to an EASTER EGG HUNT at Point Lick Park, across from the ball field at Campbell’s Creek. The egg hunt is for ages 12 & under only. There will be vendors, crafters, food, drinks, and baked goods. For more info call Rhonda @ 304.356.6343.  This is a FREE event!

Sun, 4/14:  MOUNTAIN STAGE @ 7pm at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Complex.  Performers are Matt Nathanson, Stephen Kellogg, Carbon Leaf, Pete Muller, Cashavelly Morrison, and other incredible musicians… featuring a variety of musical styles.  Purchase tickets at Taylor Books or online at MountainStage.org.

Sun, 4/14:  Grammy Award winning DOOBIE BROTHERS coming to the Clay Center! They’ll perform all our favorites, including “What a Fool Believes,” “Jesus is Just All Right,” “Long Train Running,” and more!  Tickets range from $59-$125.  For more information, visit theClayCenter.org of call the Clay Center Box Office at 304.561.3570.

Sun, 4/14:  The KANAWHA TRAIL CLUB hikes a different area every Sunday. This week’s hike will be at Forks of Coal.  Have fun, get some exercise, and meet new friends. Everyone’s invited to experience the outdoors with this group. To car pool, meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph Streets across from Sherwin Williams at 1:30.  Check out the full schedule and get more info at KanawhaTrailClub.org.

Mon-Fri, 4/15-4/19:  Enjoy SPRING BREAK CAMPS at the Clay Center, 9am-4pm.  “Animal Careers” for ages 6-8 and “Video Game Creator for ages 9-13.  For Animal Careers, explore the fields of veterinary medicine, pet grooming, animal adoption, and even get to meet some furry friends.  For Video Game Creator, learn to create your own game, work with local game developers to design, program and play your own video game.  Register at theClayCenter.org or call the box office at 304.561.3570.  Spots fill up quickly so make your reservation soon.

Mon-Sat, 4/15-4/20: It’s SPRING BREAK ULTIMATE GAMING! WV Mobile Gaming will be at local libraries with their state of the art gaming theater. The climate-controlled gaming theater is tricked out with four 50” TVs inside and two additional 50” TVs on the outside for maximum fun. Enjoy the latest games on the best gaming systems available, including Xbox One, Wii U, and Playstation 4. Locations & times:

  • Dunbar Branch Library – Monday, 4/15 @ 2pm
  • Elk Valley Branch Library – Monday, 4/15 @ 5:30pm
  • Kanawha County Main Library – Tuesday, 4/16 @ 2pm
  • St. Albans Branch Library – Wednesday, 4/17 @ 2pm
  • Cross Lanes Branch Library – Thursday, 4/18 @ 2pm
  • Riverside Public Library – Thursday, 4/18 @ 5:30pm
  • Sissonville Branch Library – Saturday, 4/20 @ 12:30pm

Thurs, 4/18:  Enjoy the DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON ARTWALK, 5-8pm. It’s a free self-guided walking tour of Charleston’s shops, galleries and businesses featuring regional art and performances.  Participating shops feature a variety of art including paintings, sculptures, photography and music.  More info at artwalkCWV.com.

Sat, 4/20:  Fun for the whole family at the Chick-fil-A, Bible Center Church & V100 EASTER EGG HUNT!  There will be….

Sat, 4/20:  Hop on down to the Clay Center for EGGSTRAVAGANZA 11am-4pm. Meet the Easter Bunny, go on an egg hunt, participate in an egg drop challenge and more!  All activities included in the cost of admission.  $9 for adults and $7.50 for kids. Clay Center members are free!

Sat, 4/20:  CELEBRATE EARTH DAY at the Kanawha County Main Library at 11am.  Build tables and shelves out of recycled newspapers.  No hammer or saw required!  This monthly STEM program provides hands on science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities for the family.

Wed, 4/24:  BROADWAY IN CHARLESTON presents “Chicago” at the Clay Center at 7:30.  Tickets at 304.561.3570 or at theClayCenter.org starting at $39.

Fri, 4/26:  Join the Charleston Area Alliance for BUSINESS AFTER HOURS, 5-7pm, at the WV Power at Appalachian Power Park.  Network with colleagues and connect with business and community leaders at this monthly Alliance event.

Fri-Sat, 4/26-4/27:  The CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD presents “42nd Street” at the Charleston Coliseum Little Theater.  The plot is simple – young girl from Allentown, Pennsylvania, comes to New York to get into a show, star of the show breaks her ankle the night before the show opens out-of-town, and the young girl steps out of the chorus to take over the lead and make the show a hit and herself a Broadway star. In other words, the classic American dream.  Tickets at ________.

Sat, 4/27:  The annual BLACK WOMENS BUSINESS OWNERS OF WV EXPO is happening from 10am-4pm at the Martin Luther King Center, 514 Donnally St in Charleston.  The theme is “Empowers, Enlightens and Uplifts.” New this year are a variety of engaging seminars and workshop, and a health & wellness pavilion, where medical institutions provide much-needed health screenings.  The Expo is free for all ages and open to the public.  Reserve your space at 304.993.6792 or [email protected].

Fri-Sun, 4/26-4/28:  The ALBAN ARTS CENTER, 65 Olde Main Street in St. Albans, presents “Sylvia.”  It’s a small cast comedy about how one man’s life changes after he finds a stray dog.  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, 4/27:  The Friends of the Library Foundation will host “A TISKET, A TASKET, A LITERARY BASKET” Silent Auction at 6pm at Temple Israel, 2312 Kanawha Blvd E, Charleston. Bid on nearly 100 creative baskets. By the end of the night, you could walk away with a basket of books, wine, toys, movies, music, dining, getaways, golf packages, crafts and much more. Proceeds from this event will support the Summer Reading Program of Kanawha County public Library, as well as additional events and resources the library offers throughout the year. Purchase tickets at the door or online at KanawhaLibrary.org.  Food will be catered by the Bridge Road Bistro.

Sat, 4/27:  RICK SPRINGFIELD performing at the Clay Center @ 8pm.  Tickets at 304.561.3570 or at theClayCenter.org starting at $35.

Sun, 4/28:  The KANAWHA TRAIL CLUB hikes a different area every Sunday. This week’s hike will be at Glade Creek Trail.  Bring a light lunch or snack.  Have fun, get some exercise, and meet new friends. Everyone’s invited to experience the outdoors with this group. To car pool, meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph Streets across from Sherwin Williams at 12 Noon.  Check out the full schedule and get more info at KanawhaTrailClub.org.

Tue, 4/30:  It’s COSTUME FOOLERY at the Sissonville Branch Library at 6pm.  It’s the end of April, but there are still some tricks to play.  Dress up as a favorite character from a book or movie, and see who gets fooled.  Enjoy fun crafts and games for the whole family.

Fri, 5/3:  It’s the 5th year for the HAIR OF THE DOG fundraiser for Kanawha Charleston Humane Association.  Happening at the Lee Street Lounge, 1109 Lee St E, across from the Clay Center, 5-8pm.  FREE admission, a silent auction, hor d’oeuvres, drink specials, and more. Bring your friends and get a jump on summer fun… all for a great cause.  Monetary and shelter supply donations are appreciated. Sponsored by Food Among the Flowers, The Rental Party, and the Lee Street Lounge.

Fri-Sun, 5/3-5/5:  The CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD presents “42nd Street” at the Charleston Coliseum Little Theater.  The plot is simple – young girl from Allentown, Pennsylvania, comes to New York to get into a show, star of the show breaks her ankle the night before the show opens out-of-town, and the young girl steps out of the chorus to take over the lead and make the show a hit and herself a Broadway star. In other words, the classic American dream.  Tickets at ________.

Fri-Sun, 5/3-5/5:  The ALBAN ARTS CENTER, 65 Olde Main Street in St. Albans, presents “Sylvia.”  It’s a small cast comedy about how one man’s life changes after he finds a stray dog.  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, 5/4:  The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center, 314 Donnally St, Chas, is offering a PAINTING CLASS at 10am on the first Saturday of every month for all age groups, beginner to expert.  Supplies will be provided.  $10 per person.  Space is limited.  Reserve a spot by contacting Dax Miller at 304.348.6404 or [email protected].

Sat, 5/4:  DOWNTOWN STREETFEST is happening along Capitol Street between Lee & Quarrier Streets in downtown Charleston.  The fun begins with Kentucky Derby Hat Contest at 5:30 and the Kentucky Derby live at 6pm.  Then enjoy the tunes of Reggae band, Ark Band, from Columbus 6-9pm.  Meet up with friends and family for live music, food and drinks, kids’ activities.  Grab a bite to eat at your favorite downtown establishments and listen to some great live music!

Sat, 5/4:  The WEST VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA presents “Double Treble” in the Maier Performance Hall at the Clay Center at 7:30. Pianists Christina and Michelle Naughton are hailed for their stellar musicianship, technical mastery, and awe-inspiring artistry.  Lawrence Loh, conductor.  Tickets start at $12 and are available at WVsymphony.org or by calling 304.561.3570.

Sat, 5/4:  Meow Cat Rescue will host a DESIGNER PURSE BINGO in the old Magic Mart building in Hurricane. Over $7,000 worth of authentic purses from Tory Burch, Coach, Michael Kors, Kate Spade and Vera Bradley. Door open at 4:30pm and Bingo starts at 6pm. Proceeds help Meow Cat Rescue’s mission to rescue adoptable lost, abandoned or surrendered cats and kittens in the Tri-State area.  Early bird pricing until 4/26/19 is $20 and $25 after/at the door. More info at facebook.com/MeowCatRescueWV.

Sat-Sun, 5/4-5/5 :  The KANAWHA TRAIL CLUB is having a hike Saturday & Sunday this weekend. Saturday’s hike will be at Cowpasture Trail.  To car pool for Saturday’s hike, meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph Streets across from Sherwin Williams at 9:00am.  Sunday’s hike will be at Coonskin Park.  To car pool on Sunday, meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph Streets across from Sherwin Williams at 1:30.  Have fun, get some exercise, and meet new friends. More info at KanawhaTrailClub.org.

Sun, 5/5:  It’s FREE BOOK SUNDAY at Goodwill, 215 Virginia St West in Charleston. They’re sharing the enjoyment and power of reading. Children 12-under select a book for FREE!  No purchase necessary.

Mon, 5/6:  The Clay Center presents PJ MASKS SAVE THE DAY with kid-sized superheroes.  Tickets at 304.561.3570 or at theClayCenter.org starting at $33.

Tue, 5/7:  LIGHT & SHADOW DRAWING CLASS for beginners and intermediate students offered at Unity of Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle Road, Charleston 6:30-8:30pm on Tuesday evenings May 7-28th.  Cost is $80.  Sharon Mullins, former art instructor at GWHS, will teach the class. Pre-registration is required. Call 304.345.0021 or email [email protected].

Wed, 5/8:  The BROWN BAG CONCERT, 11:30am-1:30pm, is a free lunchtime concert taking place in Davis Park along Capitol & Lee Streets in downtown Charleston.  Local musicians perform the 2nd Wednesday of each month now through October.  Attendees are encouraged to bring lunch, grab takeout from a downtown restaurant or purchase on-site from vendors.  Tables & chairs will be set up for those attending.  The concerts are designed to showcase local musicians, encourage people to get away from the office during the lunch hour, and put a spotlight on the green space in Downtown Charleston.  This week’s entertainer will be THE RYAN KENNEDY TRIO!

Fri-Sat, 5/10-5/11:  The CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD presents “42nd Street” at the Charleston Coliseum Little Theater.  The plot is simple – young girl from Allentown, Pennsylvania, comes to New York to get into a show, star of the show breaks her ankle the night before the show opens out-of-town, and the young girl steps out of the chorus to take over the lead and make the show a hit and herself a Broadway star. In other words, the classic American dream.  Tickets at ________.

Sun, 5/12:  MOUNTAIN STAGE @ 7pm at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Complex.  Performers are David Bromberg Quintet, The Devil Makes Three,  Suitcase Junket, and other incredible musicians… featuring a variety of musical styles.  Purchase tickets at Taylor Books or online at MountainStage.org.

Sun, 5/19:  MOUNTAIN STAGE @ 7pm at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Complex.  Performers are Tank & the Bangas, and other incredible musicians… featuring a variety of musical styles.  Purchase tickets at Taylor Books or online at MountainStage.org.

Thurs, 5/16:  BROADWAY IN CHARLESTON presents “Something Rotten” at the Clay Center at 7:30.  Tickets at 304.561.3570 or at theClayCenter.org starting at $38.

Thurs, 5/16:  Enjoy the DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON ARTWALK, 5-8pm. It’s a free self-guided walking tour of Charleston’s shops, galleries and businesses featuring regional art and performances.  Participating shops feature a variety of art including paintings, sculptures, photography and music.  More info at artwalkCWV.com.

Sat, 5/18:  The CHARLEY WEST BBQ FEST is happening at Haddad Riverfront Park with live local music, including the Mark Miller Band.  Purchase meals from commercial BBQ vendors and tasting tickets to sample BBQ from competition and backyard BBQ cooks. The event benefits the Bob Burdette Center, a non-profit afterschool and summer program on the West Side.

Fri-Sun, 5/24-5/26:  It’s free admission to the VANDALIA GATHERING on the State Capitol Complex, with music, dancing, stories, crafts, food, and fun.

Sat, 5/25:  Enjoy tastes from the area’s best restaurants at TASTE-OF-ALLCHARLESTON!  Live music, kids’ activities, a Battle of the Tastemakers cook off featuring 4 local chefs, and more!  The event happens inside Four Points by Sheraton and outside on Kanawha Boulevard 11am-3:30pm. Tickets are 50 cents.

Sun, 6/2:  SYMPHONY SUNDAY on the lawn of University of Charleston

Sun, 6/9:  MOUNTAIN STAGE @ 7pm at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Complex.  Performers are The Milk Carton Kids, Steve Poltz, and other incredible musicians… featuring a variety of musical styles.  Purchase tickets at Taylor Books or online at MountainStage.org.

Fri, 6/14-Mon 7/8:  DOWNTOWN OPEN  (Charleston Area Alliance)

Wed, 6/19:  Sultry singer and pianist, NORAH JONES, at the Clay Center. Tickets at theClayCenter.org.

Fri-Sun, 6/21-6/23:  The ALBAN ARTS CENTER, 65 Olde Main Street in St. Albans, presents “Huck Finn.”  Based on the novel by Mark Twain. This production will coincide with the annual Tour de Coal and the St. Albans Yakfest, kayaking festival.  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, 6/22:  OVER THE EDGE

Sat, 6/22:  Join other runners, walkers, and waddlers for the CAMC Foundation RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!  It’s a 5-mile run or 2.5 mile walk to benefit colorectal cancer screening and awareness.  The course goes through a cemetery and there’s an inflatable colon. The colorectal people really know how to party.  Participate on your own or with friends, family or co-workers.  The money raised goes toward educational efforts and colonoscopy screening kits. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S.  The walk begins at Haddad Riverfront Park at 8am.  Go to “V100.fm/Weekend Update” for a link to register:  https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/5770184/CAMCF-RFYL-Registration-Form.pdf

Sun, 6/23:  MOUNTAIN STAGE @ 7pm at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Complex.  Performers are Damien Jurado, and other incredible musicians… featuring a variety of musical styles.  Purchase tickets at Taylor Books or online at MountainStage.org.

Fri-Sun, 6/28-6/30:  The ALBAN ARTS CENTER, 65 Olde Main Street in St. Albans, presents “Huck Finn.”  Based on the novel by Mark Twain.  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.

Sun, 6/30:  MOUNTAIN STAGE @ 7pm at the Culture Center Theater on the State Capitol Complex.  Performers are John Pizzarelli Trio, Catherine Russell, and other incredible musicians… featuring a variety of musical styles.  Purchase tickets at Taylor Books or online at MountainStage.org.

Fri-Sun, (July date to be announced):  The ALBAN ARTS CENTER, outdoors at the St. Albans City Park, presents “William Shakespeare’s MacBeth.”  ___.  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.

Mon, 7/29:  DRUMS ACROSS THE TRI-STATE (info on FB)

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.

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.