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 wvdrawingcl...@gmail.com.
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.