Weekend Update

The Weekend Update for May 25, 26, 27, 28

New Movies:   Kandahar ® The Little Mermaid (PG) The Machine ®

AT THE FLORALEE HARK COHEN CINEMA: How to Blow up a Pipeline, Showing up

Friday May 26 the First of the Season “LIVE ON THE LEVEE” information at www.liveontheleveecharleston.comHair Supply” and “The Chase”

Friday May 26-Memorial Day May 29 the Charleston Dirty Birds are in action at Go-Mart Park. www.dirtybirdsbaseball.com

Friday at the North Charleston Community Center “Pajama” Night…a Middle School edition from 8-11 pm with food and games for participants. Registration is required 304 348 6884

Friday May 26 (6:30 pm)  Sat. & Sunday  starting at 10:30 am-at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston the VANDALIA GATHERING www.wvculture.org  Three Days of Mountain music, Dance and Spirit.

Sat May 27 a Car Wash and Show Drive benefitting Herbert Hoover High school Soccer and Funds20rgs (an organization that repurposes/repairs shoes and ships them to developing nations) This event is at the Elkview Auto Zone 10 am-3 pm. 

Sat May 27 the Elk River Music Festival in Clendenin at O.M Harper Stage…4-9 pm with food vendors, a corn hole tournament starting at 2 pm.

Saturday May 27 “Concert for a Cause” at Poca Middle School starting at 4 pm. Bring your own chairs-Proceeds go Keagan Gross. They’ll have a live band, food trucks, and street dancing

Sat May 27 the St. Albans City Park pool is scheduled to open for the season. www.saparkswv.com/pool

Saturday May 27 the Hurricane Sprayground at City Park is scheduled to open for the season. Admission is FREE for Putnam Country residents and $3 for non-residents Hours are 10 am-6 pm Mon-Sat and 1-6 Sundays

Pipestem State Park is ready for the season with Pipestem Peaks Zipline Tours, the Pipestem adventure Zone and Adventure Lake. www.wvStateParks.com  www.pipestemadventures.com

Monday May 29 Cunningham Memorial Park will hold a Memorial Day Service at 11 am that will include special tributes with Carl “Chuck” Kinder Jr. as special speaker.

Friday June 2 in Nitro the Nitro Antique Car Club is sponsoring a Cruise In starting at 5 pm.  Free hot dogs will be provided to everyone attending. The Cruise in continues on the first Friday of every month thru August.

Friday & Saturday June 2 & 3, the Annual Ken Ellis Memorial Summerfest in Campbell’s Creek. Friday is Gospel night from 6-9 pm with SpringFork Ladies, the Rensford Trio, Born Again and Redeemed Quartet. They’ll have food trucks…bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the evening.  Saturday June 3 from noon-6 pm enjoy live entertainment with John Brandt, Nashville recording artist Kris Allen. They’ll also have games for children, vendors and crafters, a petting zoo and pony rides. Fun for the whole family! 

Fri (noon-8 pm) Sat (10 am-6 pm) June 2 & 3 the Mountain Made Makers Market at Summersville Lake Retreat and Lighthouse in Mt. Nebo. Featuring handmade and homemade items only hosted by a g2 handwerker, a featured artist at Tamarack and Barnwood living. More information at 305 860 9739 or 304 860 9622

Sat June 3 the WV Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston. Advance general admission tickets are $75 ($95 at the door) www.wvmhot.com

 Sunday June 4 the AVN Corp. Symphony Sunday at the University of Charleston lawn celebrating their 40th Anniversary starting at 1 pm. Day long performances and the WV Symphony takes the stage at  8 pm followed by a Fireworks Display

Sunday June 4- Thursday June 8 Cathedral of Prayer Vacation Bible School. All are invited at 2326 Pennsylvania Ave in Charleston near Bigley auto.  Children are invited to bring pennies each night. 6:30 pm-8:30 pm with Music, Crafts, Games, Bible lessons, Puppet shows and snacks.

Starting JUNE 6th (TUESDAY) MAGIC ISLAND–FREE yoga classes are back!  6-7 am through the months of June and July….sponsored by the City of Charleston Parks and Recreation Department.  Bring your own mat.

June 9-18 FestivALL is back!  www.Festivallcharelston.com

Sat June 10 “Sound Checks” at the Clay Center

Sat June 10 at Poca High School they’ll hold their first ever CAR SHOW with proceeds going to Keagan Gross….who’s battling cancer.  9 am-noon registration, awards at 2 pm, raffles, 50/50, Food, Drinks and Music.

Sat June 10, the CAMC Foundation “Run for Your Life” 5-mile run and 2.5 mile walk at Haddad Riverfront Park. Visit www.give.camcfoundation.org/run to register


June 13-19 the Great American Petting Farm is touring participating independent supermarkets.  Admission is FREE with any in store purchase. The farm is open Daily from noon-7 pm

Tuesday June 13 at the Eleanor Piggly Wiggly

Wed June 14 at the Poca Supermarket

Thurs June 15 at the Bigley Ave Piggly Wiggly

Friday June 16 at Grant’s  IGA  Smithers

Sat June 17 at Sissonville Piggly Wiggly

Sunday June 18 at Kanawha City Piggly Wiggly


June 9-18 FestivALL returns to Charleston get information and scheduled events at www.Festivallcharleston.com

Thursday June 22 at Buffalo Wild Wings in Charleston a “Moo Y’all” Painting party for Special Olympics Cost if $40 from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Friday June 30-Sunday July 2, 10am-6 pm the Mountain State Art and Craft Festival at Cedar Lakes Conference Center near Ripley.

“FOAM at the DOME” has been postponed and is now moved to JULY 22.  Information at www.cwvmainstreets.org or www.foamcwv.com