In Short: May 16-22, 2013
India Heritage Fair
The India Center will hold a free Heritage Fair from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, showcasing India's culture, food, arts and crafts. Traditional dance performances will be at 1 and 4 p.m. Vendors will have food, clothing and jewelry for sale. Local artists will do mehndi (henna) body art for a small fee.
The Center is located at 800 Green Road, off Corridor G, across from Southridge. Call Asish Sheth at 304-610-1676.
Armed Forces Day Concert
The Kanawha Valley Community Band will give a free concert at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at South Charleston's LaBelle Theater, 311 D St.
The hour-long concert will include sacred, secular and march music that honor those who serve our country. Selections include "The Stars and Stripes Forever," "God Bless the USA" and "America the Beautiful."
No Pants Players
When the No Pants Players perform at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Alban Arts Center, there will be some new faces on stage. The improv comedy troupe's newest member, Ryan Nolan, will make his debut, and opening the show at 6:50 p.m. are students from the Alban's adult improv class.
The Alban is at 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children. Call 877-467-7689 or visit www.nopantsplayers.com.
The Hansford Center, 500 Washington St., St. Albans hosts three art classes beginning this week: Introduction to Illustration, 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays; Still Life/Figure Drawing, 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Basic Drawing, 1 to 3 p.m. Fridays. Each class runs five weeks.
The instructor is Michael McAteer, a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design. He'll have a free open studio sessions from 3 to 4 p.m. Fridays.
Cost is $60 per class. For more information or to register, call McAteer at 304-760-8482 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texaco Showdown signups
Classic Country 1410 will host a local Texaco Country Showdown May 31, during the St. Albans Town Fair. Local winners advance to state finals, followed by regional and national finals. The grand-prize winner earns $100,000.
The contest is open to vocal and/or instrumental performers, from solo acts up to seven-member groups. There is a $20 entry fee.
For an entry form, write to Classic Country 1410 WSCW studios, 100 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, WV 25177. For more on the contest, visit www.countryshowdown.com.
Appalachian Children's Chorus camp
Applications are being accepted through May 29 for the Appalachian Children's Chorus' fifth annual Choral Camp. The camp runs 8:30 a.m. to noon June 3-7 at Oakwood Baptist Church.
Programs include choral singing, theater and music making with Orff instruments. A recital for friends and family closes out the week.
Registration is $50. Call 304-343-1111 or visit www.wvacc.org.