The Third Annual Chapmanville Model Train Show runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Tracy Vickers Community Center (old Chapmanville High School), 329 Tiger Circle. The event, sponsored by the Coal River Model Railroad Club and the City of Chapmanville, is one of the largest of its kind in the state.
Admission is free. Call Jim Chaney at 304-369-5081 or 304-784-0205 or Josh Nord at 304-682-4072 or 304-784-5513.
Culture Center exhibit opening
The West Virginia Sesquicentennial Artists Invitational exhibition opens with a reception at the Culture Center at 2 p.m. Sunday. It will showcase works by West Virginia painters, sculptors, photographers, glass artisans and potters.
Those featured are Arlon Bayliss, Lynn Boggess, Robert Bomkamp, Frank Ceravalo, John DesMeules, Jeff Diehl, Tyler Evert, Jeff Fetty, Bruce Haley, Charly Jupiter Hamilton, Kate Harward, Frank Herrera, Ron Hinkle, Vernon Howell, Stephen Lawson, Staci Leech-Cornell, Renee Margocee, Kelsey Murphy, Mark Muse, Steve Payne, Susan Poffenbarger, Betty Rivard, Tom Schottle, Steve Shaluta, Clayton Spangler, Chip Turner, Brian Van Nostrand, Fred Wilkerson, Stacy Williams, Barbara Marsh Wilson and Carl Wright.<co END CUT>
Call 304-558-0220 for more information.
Organist Christopher Houlihan will perform a concert of classical favorites on the Harrah symphonic organ at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church at 3 p.m. Sunday. The concert celebrates the organ's 10th anniversary.
Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children under 5. The church is at 2848 Putnam Ave., Hurricane. Call 304-562-5903 or visit www.pipesounds.org.
Clay Center after school workshop
The registration deadline is Monday for the Clay Center's "Lasers, Lights and Lenses" After School Explorers Club activity. The event, which runs 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 26 is geared for students in first through fifth grade. Children will experiment with fiber optic Jell-O, bounce lasers off curved mirrors and learn to "paint" with light.
Cost is $15 for Clay Center members and $20 for non-members with advance registration required. The complete fall series, which also includes classes on Oct. 10 (astronomy), Oct. 24 (magic), Nov. 7 (medieval inventions), Nov. 21 (magnification) and Dec. 5 (dams), is $75 for members and $90 for non members.
Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.
UC Builder's luncheon
Musician and author Joe Dobbs will discuss his memoir "A Country Fiddler" at the University of Charleston Builders luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Erma Byrd Gallery at the school. Dobbs, a member of the old-time band The 1937 Flood, will tell stories and play music.
Luncheon admission is $18, and reservations should be made to Jamie Deyoung at 304-357-4369 or deyo...@ucwv.edu. You do not need to be a member of the UC Builders to attend.
Pompeii from the British Museum," a film related to the British Museum's popular exhibit "Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum," will screen at Regal Nitro Stadium 12 at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The exhibit is accompanied by music, poetry and eyewitness accounts, and this film is further enhanced with insight from world-renowned experts.
Tickets are $20. Call 304-769-0405 or visit www.regmovies.com.
Gospel group The Inspirations will perform at Sunshine Free Will Baptist Church, 2111 James River Road, Huntington, at 7 p.m. Sept. 26. Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken. For more information, call 304-633-9290
'Michael J. Fox Show' premiere
On Sept. 25, Charleston's Parkinson's Support Group will hold a premiere party for Michael J. Fox's new sitcom, "The Michael J. Fox Show," in the Civic Center Lounge. The event runs 8 to 10 p.m. There also will be live music, door prizes, refreshments and information on local Parkinson's disease support groups.
The show is inspired by Fox's life and will address his struggles with Parkinson's, which he was diagnosed with in 1991. Episodes air at 9 and 9:30 that night.
Admission is free, but donations are accepted. Call 304-546-6174.