Model railroad show
The Appalachian Model Railroad Society's 56th annual show and sale runs Friday through Sunday at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington. It includes model railroad layouts, hobby shops, memorabilia sales, railroad books and model equipment sales.
Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children under 12. Call Ernie Clay at 304-429-1432 or Paul Fulks at 304-429-3885.
The annual Lights of Coonskin display opens at 5:30 p.m. Friday and will be open nightly from 5:30 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 31. It features more than 500,000 lights and 50 lit displays. Admission is by donation, which will go towards sponsoring Kanawha County Parks and Recreation programs and next year's Lights of Coonskin. Call 304-341-8000.
'Miracle on 34th Street'
Fayetteville's Historic Fayette Theater, 115 South Court St., opens the Christmas classic "Miracle on 34th Street" at 8 p.m. Friday. Other performances are 8 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 6-7 and 2 p.m. Sunday and Dec. 8.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and children. Reservations are strongly encouraged. For tickets, call 800-838-3006 or visit www.brownpapertickets.com. For information, call 304-574-4655 or visit www.historicfayettetheater.com.
The award-winning 38-minute documentary "Don't Cost Nothin' to Dream" will screen for free at 2 p.m. Sunday at Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. The film follows young people in Cuba, Guatemala, Nicaragua and the United States who mix traditional and hip-hop music to sing and rap about their day-to-day perseverance over racism, poverty, underemployment and government censorship with self-determination and positive expression.
Filmmaker Kathy Bisbee will be present for a Q&A after the film. Call 304-342-1461 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.