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In Short: April 4-10, 2013

Spring break crafts

Spring break activities continue at the Clay Center through Saturday. They are free with museum admission of $6 for children and $7.50 for adults.

Crafts run noon to 4 p.m. They are windsocks, Thursday, recycled bead bracelets, Friday and collage hats, Saturday.

Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.

'Fiddler on the Roof'

The national touring production of "Fiddler on the Roof" comes to the Clay Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in a Broadway in Charleston show. Tickets are $37 and $61. Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.

Beat poetry

Internationally touring Beat poet Ron Whitehead will appear at the free Third Eye Cabaret Thursday at The Cellar, 8 Capitol St. The cabaret runs 7 to 11 p.m. and Whitehead performs at 9 p.m. Visit www.facebook.com/thirdeyecabaret.

Model train show

The eighth annual Collis P. Huntington Model Train Show runs Friday through Sunday at the Dunbar Community Center, 2601 Fairlawn Ave. It features numerous operating model railroad layouts, memorabilia collections and more than 100 dealer tables.

Hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4 for adults and $1 for children ages 3-12. Call 304-543-2323.

Marble tournament

The fifth annual A. James Manchin Memorial Marble Tournament for Kids will be held Saturday at the Culture Center. The free tournament is open to children of all skill levels ages 7-14.

The day starts at 9 a.m. with a beginners marble-shooting workshop by the West Virginia Marble Shooters Association. Tournament registration ends at 10:30 a.m., and the tournament begins at 11 a.m.

A male and female winner will become eligible to go to the 90th annual National Marble Tournament in Wildwood, N.J., in June.

For more on the local tournament, call Rachel Moses at 304-558-0220, ext. 127. For more on the overall competition, visit www.nationalmarblestournament.org.

Outdoor drama auditions

Mary Ingles Trail Associates Park will hold auditions for an outdoor drama based on the life of Mary Draper Ingles from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday and May 4 at the Beech Fork Sate Park office. A minimum of 10 females and 10 males age 16 and up is needed.

Performance dates are Sept. 12-15. There are two shows Thursday and Friday and three Saturday and Sunday.

Contact Amy Fairchild at 304-550-2876 with questions. Visit www.maryinglestrail.org.

Stage Co. auditions

Charleston Stage Company will hold auditions for the David Mamet's "Race" at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. Parts are available for three men (one black) and one woman.

Joe Wallace directs the show, which will be performed May 23-25 and May 30-June 1. Call 304-343-5272 or visit www.charlestonstagecompany.com.

Free use of W.Va. song

Songwriters Constance Wolfe  and Justin Peters have granted the state a two-year free use license for their song "West Virginia, West Virginia." Residents can use the song any way they'd like, be it for personal or commercial use.

To obtain a copy, email wvwv@songsfortheplanet.com, and an mp3 of the song will automatically be sent.

So. Charleston murder mystery dinner theater

The South Charleston Chamber of Commerce will host Murder & Merriment's interactive murder mystery dinner theater "Marriage, Mob and Murder" at 7 p.m. April 12-13 at the Holiday Inn & Suites, 400 Second Ave., South Charleston.

Tickets are $40 and include an Italian buffet. Guests must be at least 21.

Advance purchase is recommended as past performances sold out. Contact Amanda Ream at 304-744-0051 or soccoc@wvdsl.net or visit www.comedyzonecharleston.com.

WVSU murder mystery dinner theater

A "Black and White Hollywood Murder Mystery Dinner" will be staged at 8 p.m. April 12 in Room 134 of West Virginia State University's Wilson Student Union. A buffet will be served.

Tickets are $15 or $25 for two. Call Shantel Hudgins at 304-766-3255 or William Palmer at 304-766-3122.

Beatles tribute

The Beatles tribute band Liverpool Legends performs at 7:30 p.m. April 13 at Nicholas County High School in Summersville. George Harrison's sister, Louise, handpicked the band.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for students and seniors in advance and $3 more at the door. Family ticket packages (two adults and two or more children) are $35 at the door.

Call 304-872-4228 or email ivyandstone@frontier.com.


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