ELKINS, W.Va. -- Bluegrass entertainers the Del McCoury Band will give two shows Nov. 4 at the American Mountain Theater. "Del McCoury is truly a living legend," theater owner Kenny Sexton says.
The band perform at 3:30 and 8 p.m. Tickets are $40. Packages are available including show, dinner and options for lodging and other recreational activities. Call 800-943-3670 or visit www.americanmountaintheater.com.
American Mountain Theater also offers its "Premier 2-Hour Show" and "History of American Music Show" retrospective, in addition to its regular Southern Gospel Concert Series. Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, the Christmas Spectacular will be performed until the week before Christmas.
HINTON, W.Va. -- Actress Karen Vuranch will portray pioneer Mary Draper Ingles in a performance at 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Ritz Theatre in downtown Hinton.
This event is presented by REACHH-Family Resource Center. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students. For information and reservations, call 304-466-2226.
Shawnee Indians captured Mary Draper Ingles in 1755. Taken from her home, near what is now Roanoke, Va., she ended up in a Shawnee settlement near what is now Portsmouth, Ohio. After living in captivity for several months, she escaped and walked nearly 800 miles in 40 days to freedom. This walk took her through what is now Summers County.
Thanksgiving in the parks
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Restaurants at 10 West Virginia state parks will feature Thanksgiving meals or buffets on Nov. 22.
Holiday dining will be offered at Tygart Lake Lodge, Blackwater Falls, Cacapon Resort, Canaan Valley Resort, Chief Logan Lodge, Hawks Nest, North Bend, Pipestem Resort, Stonewall Resort and Twin Falls Resort. Visit www.wvstateparks.com.
Winter in the state parks
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Blackwater Falls State Park will offer midweek lodging at 50 percent off for two or more nights cabin or room rentals Mondays to Thursdays Dec. 1-20.
Blackwater also has a Ski Stay and Play package -- visit the getaways and deals page at www.blackwaterfalls.com. This offer is a 20 percent savings.
North Bend State Park features a Country Christmas Dec. 24 and 25. For $99 total, two people can stay overnight at the lodge on either date and enjoy a Christmas Day buffet in the restaurant. The price includes all taxes and gratuities associated with the package. Additional nights are available at a reduced rate. Find more information at www.northbendsp.com or call 304-643-2931.
Watoga State Park offers 50 percent off midweek cabin rentals of three or more nights from January through March. Visit www.watoga.com or call 304-799-4087.
Twelve parks feature cabins that are open for winter rentals. Visit www.wvstateparks.com for more information or call for a state park guide at 304-558-2764.