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Now that summer’s on its way, fresh produce of the season are starting to ripen. Starting this Memorial weekend, the Hartley Farms from Cottageville will be selling freshly picked strawberries at the Capitol Market.
These juicy berries will be available throughout the harvest season, selling at the market every weekend only.
Fresh strawberries go for $3 for a pound, or $10 for four pounds. They sold out pretty early, so if you’re hoping to catch them, best to be at the Capitol Market as soon as it opens.
On June 28, 29, and 30, the Kanawha Players will stage the musical Sing Down the Moon: an Appalachian Wonder Tale at the Kanawha Players Theater in Charleston, WV.
This musical by Mary Hall Surface and David Maddox brings the Appalachian Mountains to life with its thrilling lore and traditional music. The local production will be directed by Luci Britton.
The Kanawha Players Theater is located at 309 Beauregard Street, Charleston, WV, 25301. For information and inquiries, call (304) 343-7529 or e-mail KanawhaPlayers@yahoo.com
In a step to encourage children to go outside and explore their local parks, the National Park Trust has organized the National Kids to Parks Day set for tomorrow, May 18, 2013. An event to celebrate this will be hosted by the Charleston Parks and Recreation in Charleston, WV at Magic Island, on the confluence of Elk River into Kanawha River.
Dubbed the “Let’s Move Outside and Play,” this is a free event that features several activities that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. The event will kick off …
On its 91st season, the Kanawha Players presents John Frederick Matheus, a mix of talks and performances of the writer’s life and works. This performance will be on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Kanawha Players Theater on Beauregard Street.
Born in September 10, 1887 in Keyser, WV, John Frede Matheus, is known for his short stories, poetry, and plays that centers on characters and themes relevant to African-Americans. It was during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920′s that he was most active in his writing, winning first …
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Ever been in a situation where you need a formal dress, but can’t bring yourself to pay more than $100 for a dress you’d only wear once? That’s the situation Danae Wells wants to help you with. A high school senior, Danae established From Pauper to Princess, where teen girls can rent or buy formal gowns and dresses for a fraction of the cost. Not only that, Danae can also help you accessorize, from shoes to jewelry to complete the look.
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The West Virginia Symphony League presents Girl of Fire, a fashion show that showcases the best works of West Virginia’s designers on May 9, 2013 at the Smith Company Motor Cars.
Models on the runway will be wearing ready to wear collections of local retailers, along with couture collectibles. Some of these exquisite pieces will feature in the sample sale after the show, as well as additional pieces from the designers.
Aside from the show, there will also be a champagne reception, and a silent auction for designer handbags filled with gift …
Tickets are still available for next week’s big event, the Carrie Underwood concert at the Charleston Civic Center. Over at Ticketmaster, best price goes for $64.16.
The Grammy Award winning singer is stopping at Charleston, WV, as part of The Blown Away Tour. Carrie rose to stardom in the reality show American Idol, where she won the title during the show’s fourth season. She went on to build a successful career both as a recording artist and a song writer, garnering six Grammys, 16 Billboard Music Awards, seven American Music Awards, …
Starting May 25, 2013, Live on the Levee will once again grace the Haddad Riverfront Park for the outdoor concert series of the summer.
The River Queen sternwheel from Cincinnati will also grace the event during FestivALL, and will be open for cruises up and down the river.
Concerts are staged every Friday, until September 3, 2013. Music starts playing at 6:30pm, with headliners taking the stage starting at 7:30pm. Admission to the event is free of charge, and boats are also welcome (with power hook up charge starting at $25).
For full …
Celebrate heritage, culture, and tradition at the 36th Vandalia Gathering, happening in Charleston, WV on May 24-25, 2013.
Activities for Saturday, May 26th, includes at activities, story telling, pound cake and cupcake baking contest, traditional dance exhibitions, fiddle, banjo, and mandolin contests, and concerts starting at 1pm.
On Sunday, you can sing the gospel with Angie Richardson, listen to the most outrageous lies at the Liars Contest, watch even more dance exhibitions, participate in the lap dulcimer or the flat pick guitar contest, and enjoy the music from the concerts starting at …
The Charlie West Blues Fest is happening in Charleston, WV this May, at the banks of the Kanawha River. A two-day affair, the music will start playing on Friday, the 17th, and will continue on the following day.
Performers for the weekend includes Ana Popovic, Bryan Lee & the Blues Power Band, Lil Malcolm & the House Rockers, Davina & The Vagabonds, Kristine Jackson, Kim Wilson & The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Mud Morganfield, Mojo Theory, Grand Marquis, Southern Hospitality, KJ Blues, and Tinsley Ellis.
Out of town attendees can enjoy special discounted …