Travel Notes: Oct. 21, 2012
Scary fun at state parks
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A variety of Halloween activities are planned at West Virginia's state parks.
For details about specific Halloween activities, call the park directly. For information about West Virginia state parks and forests, visit www.wvstateparks.com.
Historical dinner guests
MULLENS, W.Va. -- Clara Barton and Robert E. Lee will be portrayed at Twin Falls Dinner Theater on Nov. 10.
Performers Karen Vuranch and Al Stone will bring two noted figures in U.S. history to the stage during a "History Alive" presentation following dinner. The dinner theater price is $44 per person. An overnight package of dinner, theater and accommodation for two is $151. Reservations are requested.
Twin Falls State Park, in Wyoming County near Mullens and Pineville, features a 47-room lodge, hiking and biking trails and full-service restaurant. For more information about the dinner theater, call 304-294-4000 or visit www.twinfallsresort.com.
Bluesman in Marlinton
MARLINTON, W.Va. -- Bluesman Austin "Walkin' Cane" Charanghat brings his slide guitar and soulful voice to the Pocahontas County Opera House at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27. Tickets are $8.
Walkin' Cane has opened for or performed with a number of other notable musicians, including B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Dr. John, Gregg Allman, Lynyrd Skynyrd, BR549 and many others.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Opera House, 818 Third Ave. Children 17 and younger are admitted free. Tickets are available in advance at pocahontasoperahouse.org.
Logan Frontier Days
LOGAN, W.Va. -- Frontier Days continue from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Chief Logan State Park's Museum in the Park.
As part of Frontier Days, re-enactors create an encampment on the museum's grounds and demonstrate different techniques used by settlers to survive.
Visitors can learn how early frontiersmen, Indians, Civil War soldiers and craftsmen lived, and how clothing, lifestyles, firearms, weapons and crafts have changed over time. Participants can watch gunsmiths break down and rebuild firearms, and observe re-enactors as they set off cannons and fire flintlock guns.
Two special exhibits at the museum are the "History of Guns and Firearms" and a private collection of dolls and toys from the mid-1700s through the 1800s.
All Frontier Days activities are free.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Heritage Farms Museum and Village opens a new interactive history of Appalachian beekeeping at 3 p.m. Oct. 24.
The touch-screen exhibit is designed to educate youths on the importance of the honeybee, how it traveled to America, and other tidbits. The exhibit was created by Trifecta Productions.
There is also a live observation beehive, where visitors can watch honeybees via cameras, and a bee garden, decorated by Perennial Favorites.