BECKLEY, W.Va. -- Fifty meeting sites in the South were honored in the December 2011 issue of ConventionSouth magazine for receiving a Readers' Choice Award for 2011, including Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia Conference Center.
More than 18,000 readers were to vote, and only the top 50 vote-getters out of about 6,000 meeting sites in the Southeast were recognized.
Tamarack features live performances at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are free and may be reserved the week before each show by calling 88-TAMARACK ext. 161 between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and Sundays after 10 a.m. The schedule for January is:
Today: Blue Maggie, Americana, gospel and bluegrass.
Jan. 29: The Boatmen: rock, folk, Motown and bluegrass.
Three dinner theater shows are planned at Tamarack, featuring cuisine prepared by their Greenbrier-trained chefs. Tickets are $40 per person/show (plus tax). Dinner is at 6:30 p.m., followed by 8 p.m. performances in the theater.
Call 304-256-6843 ext. 168 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to make reservations.
Shows include: Feb. 10 and 11: "Beach Blanket Bump-Off," written by Karen Vuranch and performed by In Cahoots Players; March 9 and 10: "The Passing of Pearl," written by Vain Colby and performed by 4 Pals Productions; and April 13 and 14: "Proof," written by David Auburn, performed by Treehouse Arts Ensemble.
Tamarack is open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, Interstate 77 exit 45, Beckley. Contact www.tamarackwv.com or 888-262-7225.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kovels, a source for antique and collectible information since 1953, reports that according to a leading art index, the art market did better than the stock market in 2011.
"The index, based mainly on paintings sold in New York and London, had a return of 11 percent for investors," Kovels.com reports.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 2011 at 12217.56, with a dividend yield of 2.6 percent.
Rock Lake Center
SOUTH CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- An arts and crafts/vendor fair to benefit Rock Lake Community Life Center will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 4. The following crafters and vendors will be at the fair on Feb. 4:
The Eco-Beader, Thirty-One Gifts, Moss Creek Candle Co., Kaidence's Klozet, Treasures of West Virginia, Left Fork Farms, Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Dove Chocolates, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Mountain Mama's Candle Co., Tupperware, Fuzzy Toes and more.
Rock Lake Community Life Center, across from Rock Lake Presbyterian Church, 905 Village Drive, South Charleston. 304-768-4141.
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