WEST UNION, W.Va. -- West Union Fest will begin at 6 p.m. June 7 with a parade and a barbecue cook-off.
On June 8, a portion of Main Street will be closed for vendors, entertainment and games. Also planned is the Classic Car and Truck show and a petting zoo. Entertainment, contests and games featured all day. For details, visit www.westunionfest.org.
Siege of Fort Randolph
POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. -- The re-enactment of Chief Cornstalk's siege on Fort Randolph in the fall of 1777 will take place at 2 p.m. May 18 in Krodel Park.
Earlier in the day, there will be life skills demonstrations, Indian blanket trade, magistrate court and running of the gantlet. In the evening there will be a fort feast, auction and tavern entertainment. The fort will be open to the public for life skills demonstrations. For more information, call 304-675-7933 or visit www.fortrandolph.org.
Pipestem ballroom dancing
PIPESTEM, W.Va. -- A weekend of dancing is scheduled for May 17 and 18 at Pipestem State Park. The package includes two nights' lodging at McKeever Lodge, dance lessons for the weekend, and dinner for two on May 18.
Instructors are Sandi and Alicia Elam and Stephen Prowse, of Charleston. The price is $210.48 for singles or $261.48 for two people. Prices include taxes and gratuity. Call 304-466-1800 for reservations or visit www.pipestemresort.com for additional information.
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- Trillium Performing Arts presents "Thursday Night Alive!," a talent showcase, at 7:30 p.m. May 16 at the Lewis Theatre. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for full-time students and AmeriCorps, and free for ages 6 and under. Live music and dance featured.
At 7:30 p.m. May 18, Grammy Award-winners Mary Chapin Carpenter and Shawn Colvin will perform at Carnegie Hall.
The songwriters and longtime friends will perform their own works as well as some of their favorite songs. Carpenter has sold more than 13 million records and won five Grammys. Colvin is a three-time Grammy-winner and has released 10 albums.
Tickets range from $20 to $45. Call Carnegie Hall at 304-645-7917 for more information or visit www.carnegiehallwv.org to purchase tickets.