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'MARY' AUDITIONS: 2 p.m., Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. Auditions for the Contemporary Youth Arts Company's annual production of "Mary." Auditions are open to singers and dancers ages 12 and older, who are encouraged, but not required, to bring a short prepared musical selection. Production dates are Nov. 23-25 and Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Call 304-342-5716.Art
CLAY CENTER: 6 to 8 p.m. Free. Opening reception for the printmaking exhibit "Associated American Artists: Art by Subscription," on display through Dec. 9. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
DANCE: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $8. Music by Stan Mcdaniel Band. Country. Marmet Recreation Center, 8500 MacCorkle Ave. Call 304-949-9692.
7TH ANNUAL ROD RUN AND DOO WOP: Music by the Diamonds, 7:30 p.m. Free admission. Kanawha Boulevard. Call 304-344-5075.
14TH ANNUAL OCTOBER SKY FESTIVAL: Opening ceremonies 10 a.m., Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. Followed at 11 a.m. by the "First Ever West Virginia State Championship of Paper Airplane Flight." (Entry fee of $2 per person.) The rocket launch takes place at 1:05 p.m. That evening, events move to uptown Beckley for the Annual Chili Night starting 6 p.m. with the Rocket Boys as judges. For the full schedule, visit www.OctoberSkyFestival.com.
OCTOBER FESTIVAL: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Apple butter making, crafts, kids games, music and more. Downtown Whitesville. Call 304-854-2658.
OCTOBERFEST: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Crafts, vendors, wiener dog races and more. Spring Hill. Call 304-746-552.
WEST VIRGINIA POPULAR CULTURE CONVENTION: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Admission $10 or $18 for two-day pass. Comic books, manga, anime, movies, TV and toys. Guests include comic book writers Kyle Higgins and Robert Tinnell and others. Mylan Park Expo Center, Morgantown. Call 304-873-6069.
ZOMBIE FESTIVAL: 1 to 8 p.m., Huntington's Pullman Plaza. It features games, pumpkin carving, a fortune teller, cutest and scariest costume contests and zombie activities like zombie cornhole and zombie target practice. The day ends with a short zombie walk through the city at 8 p.m., which is either $15 (includes an event T-shirt) or $10 (without shirt). Proceeds benefit Little Victories, a no-kill animal shelter in Ona. Email sbrown7...@aol.com.
HUNTERSVILLE TRADITIONS DAY: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Huntersville. Tour the jail, the two-room schoolhouse, Presbyterian and Methodist churches. There will be wagon rides, pony rides for children, Civil War re-enactment camps, clogging, old-time music and craft demonstrations. Call 800-336-7009.
EAST END BAZAAR: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Live music by Greg Sovine. Arts and crafts for sale include jewelry, candles, soap, pottery, paintings and clothing. Corner of Washington Street and Ruffner Avenue. Call 304-767-9800 or visit www.charlestoneastend.com.
QUILT EXHIBIT: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., West Virginia State University's Della Brown Taylor Art Gallery. An exhibit featuring quilts used for communication along the Underground Railroad. Visit www.plantationquilts.com.
OCTOBERFEST FUNDRAISER: 4 to 7 p.m., Overbrook Elementary, 218 Oakwood Road. Games, inflatables, themed baskets silent auction, raffles, barbecue or hot dog dinners. Parking is available at the lower left lot of Charleston Tennis Club until 5:30 p.m. Park at George Washington High School after 5:30 p.m. Trolley service will shuttle visitors between parking areas and the school.