On Saturday, young children can meet and have their photos taken with anti-bullying character Captain McFinn at the CAMC Play Patch in Zales Court at Charleston Town Center. The free Play Patch party, which begins at 11 a.m., also includes stories and activities that reinforce anti-bullying activities. Call 304-345-9525.
Murder mystery dinner theater
Murder and Merriment will stage the interactive murder mystery "Silent Night, Deadly Night" at 7 p.m. Saturday at Hawks Nest State Park. Tickets are $45 and include dinner and the play. Reservations are required. Call 304-658-5212 ext. 1542.
CD release party
FOOTMAD presents a free CD release party for Blue Yonder's "Bittersweet Road" from 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday at Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. The band -- John Lilly, Robert Shafer and Will Young -- blends bluegrass, honky-tonk, rockabilly and Western swing. The new album has 10 original songs by Lilly and was recorded earlier this year at Shafer's in-home studio. Call 304-346-2871.
Youth talent show
The West V's Got Talent youth talent showcase begins at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Capitol Center Theater, 123 Summers St. Poets, magicians, singers, dancers, and other youth artists in middle and high school will compete for a $250 cash prize, professional portfolio portrait and college savings bond.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for youth. Call 256-457-7143.
Film Office property registry
The West Virginia Film Office now allows home, business or property owners to register property for potential use in film and TV productions in its online locations library. Property owners may submit their own photos for inclusion at no cost. Photos will be added to a database, and though owner contact information is required, it will not be displayed to the public.
"If a producer is interested in a property, they will contact the film office, which will subsequently contact the owner to gauge interest," said location services coordinator Jamie Cope. "It is always up to the owners to decide on a case-by-case basis whether they wish to approve filming on their properties."