Dinners will be served at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Center with performances following at 8 p.m. in the Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater. Tickets are $45 per person with reservations accepted Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at 304-256-6843, ext. 168. Tickets will not be available at the door and must be reserved by the Wednesday prior to the performance.
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- "Some Kind Of Wonderful" singer and West Virginia native John Ellison will perform at Tamarack at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 15. "Accompanied by the Carpenter Ants, Ellison's song is one of the world's most played and recorded pieces," a Tamarack news release says.
Tickets cost $25 per person; a limited number of seats are available. Reservations will be accepted Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. by calling 304-256-6843, ext. 168.
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, Beckley. 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. daily. Contact www.tamarackwv.com or 888-262-7225 or on Facebook.
Clay exhibit opens
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Put on your thinking cap and use mathematics, logic, patterns and creative thinking to solve mind-boggling puzzles in "Brain Teasers 2," a new hands-on exhibit at the Clay Center.
The exhibit features a collection of 20 interactive puzzles and optical illusions. The popular exhibit from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry provides creative, innovative fun for participants of all ages. It will be on display in the Mylan Explore-atory through May 5.
Because of the recent water emergency and ongoing museum renovations, the center has suspended its regular museum gallery admission prices as a gift to patrons. Through Feb. 14, visitors can pay what they wish to see this and other Clay Center exhibits.
While at the center, visitors can take a wild ride down the Colorado River on a whitewater raft or go along on an epic story of survival in giant-screen films "Grand Canyon Adventure: River at Risk" and "Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure." Then they can discover the mysteries behind Saturn's rings and its many moons in the planetarium show "Saturn: Ringed World."
Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Regular museum gallery admission is $6 for children and $7.50 for adults, and always free for members. Films and planetarium shows are additional. For more information on this and other Clay Center exhibits, call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
Art studio classes
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Painted Palette Fine Art Studio and Art Gallery, 824 10th St., Huntington, is offering studio painting classes. An intermediate painting class takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays. Registration is open and participants can join the class at any time.
From 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 28, an introduction to oil painting will take place. If you're new to painting, the Painted Palette will provide the oil paint for the first six weeks. A portrait painting class will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 1.
For more information, call 304-416-2081 or visit www.paintedpaletteartstudio.blogspot.com. The studio and art gallery also has a Facebook page.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- The Greenbrier resort is dedicating the fourth installment of its first annual Discovery Series weekends to romance. The Feb. 14-16 Romance Weekend will celebrate The Greenbrier's storied romantic history.
For couples planning a wedding, West Virginia native and celebrity wedding consultant Monte Durham, fashion director of the TV show "Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta," will be at The Greenbrier to host a "Say I Do" wedding event Feb. 16.
The Walter Scott Trio will perform nightly in the Main Dining Room for an elegant, romantic dinner and dancing event (jacket and tie required). For beginning dancers, a class will be offered in the Cameo Ballroom; and for those who are just a bit out of practice, a class will be taught in the Colonial Lounge.
A massage skills demonstration will be conducted by seasoned massage therapists from The Greenbrier's five-star mineral spa. Robert Hunter and Catie Boyd will guide couples through a step-by-step lesson on some of the key techniques that will melt away stress and promote relaxation.
Brian W. McClure, wine director/sommelier at The Greenbrier, will host a tasting event highlighting local Virginia wines. McClure will also walk guests through a tasting experience of various styles of chocolate with unexpected wine pairings. A culinary demonstration will also be held to teach techniques for making savory dishes at home and shortcuts to make entertaining a breeze.
There also will be a mixed doubles strategy clinic at the Tennis and Fitness Center that will focus on drills, strategy and point play associated with mixed doubles.
For additional information and to make reservations, call 877-684-5060, option 4.
To have your announcement included in Arts Notes, email judy.hamil...@wvgazette.com or send it to Arts Notes, The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301. Artwork can be submitted electronically or by mail. Deadline for inclusion in the Sunday Gazette-Mail is the Tuesday before Sunday publication.