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Things to do today: Sept. 3, 2012


WEST VIRGINIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 7 p.m. Free. Labor Day Pops concert. Woodrow Wilson High School, 400 Stanaford Road, Beckley. Call 304-253-3806.


HOLLY RIVER FESTIVAL: Noon, 21st Holly River Festival at Holly River State Park in Webster County. Activities include an antique car show, hayrides, children's games, a horseshoe tournament, arts and crafts sale, and tours of the Windy Gap One-Room School Museum. Food competitions include cakewalks, potato peeling, pie eating and pumpkin seed spitting. Music by the Swiss/bluegrass/country group the Helvetia Band from 1 to 4 p.m. A complete schedule of events will be available at the festival grounds. Call 304-493-6699 or 304-493-6391.


ALDERSON PATRIOTIC DAYS: Alderson will host its Patriotic Days celebration at various town locations. Activities are free unless noted. A grand parade at 10:30 a.m., a talent show at 1 p.m., a gospel concert with The Ball Brothers, Karen Peck and New River and Cody and Eva McVey ($5 admission) at 6 p.m. and a fireworks display at 9 p.m. Visit

ROANE COUNTY HOMECOMING CELEBRATION: Charles Fork Lake, W.Va. 36, Spencer. The 5th Annual Labor Day Bass Tournament and Kids' Fishing Derby will be held from 6 to 11 a.m. Free Kids' Fishing Derby starts at noon off the docks and prize is a new bike. Bring a pole and bait. Cash prizes for first and second places. Entry fee is $20 in advance or $25 at the lake. Contact Debbie at 304-927-2919 or Toby at 304-273-5533.


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