Weekend Update

The Weekend Update for Nov. 24, 25, 26, 27

New MOVIES:   Devotion (PG-13) Strange World (PG)

Bones and All ®

Flora Lee Hark Cohen Cinema: Moonage Daydream, Decision to Leave,  www.wviff.org

Dec 7, 14, 21 at 7 pm, the Charleston HOLIDAY Film Festival!  3 movies shown at Park Place Cinemas. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (12/7) The Polar Express (12/14) White Christmas (12/21)  Each showing is a supply drive for Mountain Mission…they need Coats, Beanies, Gloves,  Scarves, Toiletry items, and Checks made out to Mountain Mission.  100% of the proceeds will go to those in need in the local Community.

“Shop with a Purpose”  Hope Village at First Presbyterian Church in Charleston is OPEN.  Including a Special Date for the Nov 25 ARTWALK at Black Sheep from noon- 8 pm. Other Dates are Nov 26 (10-3 pm) Nov 27 (Noon-3 pm) Dec 1, 2, 3 (10-3 and Dec 4(12-3) www.firstpresby.com

Black Friday Hikes…..FREE, starting at 1 pm at the Kanawha State Forest Nature Center.

“Mary” presented by the Contemporary Youth Arts company at the Elk City Playhouse Nov 25-26, Dec 1-3 and 2 pm Nov 26 & 27 and Dec 3 & 4 advance tickets at www.cycchareston.ticketleap.com

Festival of Lights at St. Albans City Park. The Opening Night is Friday Nov 25 –Friday Dec 23 from 6-8 nightly.

Opening Frid Nov 25 at noon and going thru 9 pm Saturday Nov 26 it’s the Holly Jolly Brawley Festival! Decorated trees, a holiday light show at City Center that will continue 7-9 pm thru Dec 31 with a holiday artist/vendor market on Capitol Street , live music, the City Christmas tree lighting and more.

Saturday Nov 25 at Valley Park “Yuletide in the Park” presented by Valley Park and the WV Cupcake Festival. 10 am-5 pm at the Conference Center and Commons Building in Hurricane.  Food trucks on site.

Sat Nov 26 the Hilbreed Family Memorial Coat & Toy Drive 9 am-2 pm on Sissonville Drive t Tinney Lane.  Accepting donations of new unwrapped coats, gloves, mittens, socks and toys/games for children of all ages.

Sunday Nov 27 at 3 pm Rodney L Barbour will perform a PipeSounds holiday concert at Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church in Hurricane. FREE admission.


Tuesday Nov 29 is “Giving Tuesday” a donation drive from 7 am-6 pm. Goodwill will accept donations of gently used items at 200 Kanawha Blvd E. (the former CASCI building)  the Drive will benefit the Charleston police Department and will be used to purchase new toys for children for the holidays.

Sat Dec 3, Breakfast with Santa at Sissonville High School 8 am-10 am. CRAFT Fair at the School from 10 am-3 pm.

Sat. Dec 3 a Children’s Christmas Festival 10 am-2 pm at Maranatha Baptist Church in Sissonville. Inflatables, facepainting snacks and drinks, games, prizes and more!  FREE and open to the public.

Sat. Dec 3 the Sissonville Community Christmas Parade 4:30 pm Sissonville Drive from the Middle School to Flinn elementary.

Dec 3 the luminaries of Cunningham Memorial Park-view from the Historic Caboose in St. Albans from 6-8 pm. FREE.

Dec 3 at Horace Man Middle School their “Merry Christmas Craft and Vendor Fair with raffles, food and pictures with SANTA 9 am-5 pm. Proceed go to the Southeast church of the Nazarene Teen Department

Sat Dec 3 from 12-4 pm at the Cross Lanes Auto Zone a Bake sale to benefit the Jackson County Animal Shelter.  (5116 Big Tyler Road)  They’ll also be accepting pet supplies for the shelter.

Dec 3 at Sacred Heart Gymnasium the second annual Christmas for a Cure Craft Show.

Dec 3 at the Clay Center the WV Symphony Orchestra’s sounds of the Season. www.theclaycenter.org

Dec 9 & 10 the Charleston Ballet’s “Nutcracker” at the clay Center.  www.theclaycenter.org

Dec 10 in St. Albans the Annual Christmas Homes Tour.  Tickets can be purchased at 404 4th Ave the night of the event. Tickets are $10.

Dec 11 5-6 the Open House at Morgan’s Kitchen in St. Albans.  (2600 MacCorkle) Ave St. Albans.  Light refreshments, pioneer crafts and lots of good old fashioned fun.

Charleston Christmas Parade is Thurs. Dec 8, 7 pm in downtown Charleston.

Dec 13 at the clay Center Cirque Dreams “Holidaze” information and tickets at www.theclaycenter.org

Dec 15 & 16 Bob Thompson’s “Joy to the World” featuring Zara Bode at the Culture Center Theatre.  Information at www.mountainstage.org

Dec 17 the WV Symphony Orchestra presents “Gloria!” with the WV Symphony Chorus at the Clay Center.

The St. John’s Concert Series is BACK!   (Sunday Feb 19, Mardi Gras Celebration with Marshall Petty and the Groove. Sunday March 19, mezzo Soprano Elizabeth Baer and Pianist Robert Frankenberry.) All concerts begin at 4 pm at the church; admission is FREE with donation accepted to sustain the series.  (Masking may be required.)