Travel Notes: Aug. 12, 2012
Outdoor music at Stonewall
WESTON, W.Va. -- Progressive bluegrass bands The Wild Rumpus and DC Grass will perform starting at 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at the outdoor Roanoke Plaza at Stonewall Resort State Park.
"Our outdoor concert series has proven very popular among guests, local residents and folks from all across the region," said Steve Ludwig, director of sales and marketing for Stonewall Resort.
The Wild Rumpus is based in Fayetteville, and DC Grass is from Doddridge County.
Hot dogs, nachos, ice cream, soda, wine splits and wings will be available for $1 each; hamburgers and draft beer will cost $2 apiece.
The concert is free and open to the public. There is a $3 per car fee to enter the park. There is no gate fee for guests arriving on motorcycles after 5 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. Coolers are not allowed.
For additional information, contact the resort at 888-278-8150 or visit www.stonewallresort.com.
Porch party in Beverly
BEVERLY, W.Va. -- Nothing says small-town life more than a summer evening on the porch.
The Randolph County town will throw its first Progressive Porch Party from 5 p.m. until dark Aug. 18. A four-course meal and beverages will be served from the porches surrounding the Beverly Heritage Center.
"We want a fun, new fundraising event that can be done mostly outside," said Beverly Heritage Center manager Terry Hackney. "We want to combine great home-cooked food, exciting live music, and our comfortable small-town setting into a summer event you won't want to miss."
Tickets for the event are $35 each; reservations are encouraged. Proceeds from the event will support improvements at the Beverly Heritage Center.
For more information about the Porch Party or to make reservations, contact the Beverly Heritage Center at 304-637-7424, or email email@example.com.
World music, arts festival
PIPESTEM, W.Va. -- The Culturefest World Music and Arts Festival is set for Sept. 6-9 at the Appalachian South Folklife Center in Pipestem.
Festival performances includes a wide range of music -- Afro-Colombian funk, New Mexican space music, experiential spiritual folk, indie rock, bluegrass and blues. Also featured will be Gypsy Americana Fire Dance, healing arts, a parade for kids led by a man on stilts and workshops in hoop dancing workshops, yoga and Indian dance.
Tickets are available via the website and at the gate. Advance tickets are recommended. A full weekend pass costs $30 and includes all four days plus camping. Day passes are $15 (price does not include camping) on Sept. 7 and 8. A pass for Sept. 6 is $7 and for Sept. 9 is $12. Children's tickets are discounted, and those age 5 and under are free.
For more information on the festival, visit http://culturefestwv.com or call 304-425-6425.
Coal history staged
WELCH, W.Va. -- "Terror of the Tug" returns for its 13th year in September at the McArts Ampitheater in Welch.
The play by Jean Battlo depicts the coal mining wars when miners struggled to unionize, which coal mine owner-operators opposed with a vengeance.
Performances are at 8 p.m. Sept. 7, 8, 14 and 15.
The McArts Ampitheater is on W.Va. 52 next to Mount View High School.
Advance tickets are available at the McDowell County EDA Office and the Bramwell train depot for $12 for adults, $6 for children through age 12. At the gate, tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for children.
For information, call 304-436-2609 or 304-888-2057 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Del McCoury Band in Elkins
ELKINS, W.Va. -- The Del McCoury Band will play Nov. 4 at the American Mountain Theater in Elkins. The International Bluegrass Music Association award-winning band will perform two shows, at 3:30 and 8 p.m.
Several travel packages are available that include a show and dinner, plus options for lodging or additional recreational activities -- a deluxe package includes accommodations at the historic mansion Graceland, dinners at the 1863 Tavern and the Scott Hill House plus a scenic train ride. For information on the various packages, visit www.americanmountaintheater.com or call 800-943-3670.
Tickets for Del McCoury without a package are $40 each.
Jackson's Mill quilt retreat
WESTON, W.Va. -- Quilters, save the date for the 17th annual Lewis County Quilt Retreat March 8-10 at Jackson's Mill State 4-H Camp and Conference Center. The retreat is sponsored by the West Virginia University Extension Service in Lewis County.
Retreat participants may enroll in one three-hour mini session on March 8 and/or in one weekend workshop, which includes 12 hours of instruction. Workshops are offered for quilting skills, from beginning to more advanced levels; participants must bring a portable sewing machine.
Registration fees are $50 for a weekend workshop and $12 for a mini session. Meals and lodging are available at Jackson's Mill; costs vary by package selected. There are also several lodging options at nearby motels.
For a registration packet, visit http://lewis.ext.wvu.edu. To receive a packet by mail, contact the WVU Extension Office in Lewis County at P.O. Box 447, Weston, WV 26452, or phone 304-269-4660. Deadline is Feb. 1. Workshops are limited to 15 students.