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Travel Notes: June 2, 2013

By Staff reports

Lewisburg First Friday

LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- Outdoors seems to be the theme for First Fridays after Five, from 5 to 9 p.m. June 7 in downtown Lewisburg.

DJ G.Biv will entertain in the city Greenspace by providing global beats and rhythms to the masses in a free show.

The Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center will host the third annual Plein Air Artists Show. Artists are invited set an easel on downtown sidewalks and sketch or paint. Their finished works will be exhibited in the visitors center through June 20. The public may vote for their favorite piece from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. June 8.

Hill and Holler Bicycle Works will offer a bicycle repair clinic on the most common bike repairs during a ride. Sessions take place at 6 and 6:30 p.m. To reserve a place, email hillandhollerbikes@gmail.com or call the shop at 304-647-4429.

The Greenbrier Valley Quarterly will recognize several artists in reception at Harmony Ridge Gallery.

New pottery by Robert Hasselle will be displayed Cooper Gallery. Bella the Corner Gourmet will give complimentary samples from Fish Hawk Acres, a new line of West Virginia-produced foods.

There'll be music by Herding Cats at Plants Etc. and by Ron Kirk and Jay Frye of Pushin' String at the General Lewis Inn.

Crafts and wine

WESTON, W.Va. -- Appalachian music, food, arts and crafts will be featured during the Mountain Heritage and Wine Festival from 1 to 9 p.m. June 8 at the Roanoke Activity Plaza at Stonewall Resort, near Weston.

More than 50 vendors will have products for display and for sale.

This year's event also will showcase eight West Virginia wineries in Lambert's Wine Garden. Attendees age 21 or older can sample selections in a tented area from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $10 and includes a wine glass, corkscrew and wine samples.

Musicians scheduled to perform include Topography, Haley Slagel, The Weathered Road and the Hillbilly Gypsies. Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys will headline the event.

Other activities will include a barnyard animal petting zoo, face painting and Mountain Echoes, who will present an "Appalachian Sampler" of stories. Jackson's Mill will present its "History Hitting the Road" demonstration throughout the afternoon and early evening. Additional activities will be available for children in the Roanoke Activity Plaza including mini golf, disc golf, arcade games, a rock wall and more. Hickory House BBQ and other food vendors will be onsite.

For guests staying at the resort, Little Sorrel, the resort's excursion boat, will offer tours of Stonewall Jackson Lake throughout the weekend. Canoes and kayaks are available.

There is a $5 per-car fee to enter the state park property. For additional information or reservations, contact Stonewall Resort at 304-269-7400 or visit www.stonewallresort.com.

Calhoun Wood Festival

GRANTSVILLE, W.Va. -- The 51st annual Calhoun County Wood Festival begins June 5 and continues through June 8 in Grantsville.

Activities and attractions include pageants, crafts, food vendors, kid's activities, grand parade, mud bog, state forestry exhibit, fireworks and carnival rides. Musical entertainment will include gospel groups, bluegrass, rock and country performers. For more information, visit www.calhounwoodfest.com or call 304-531-0084.

New River Festival

FAYETTEVILLE, W.Va. -- The second annual New River Festival will take place June 7-9 at Old Rivers Resort on Fayette Station Road, Fayetteville.

Among the festival offerings are a film festival, live music, camping, a puppet parade, field trips, clinics, yoga, mountain biking, community art and food vendors.

Visit www.newriverfestival.com or email focusintent68@gmail.com or call 304-237-7575 for additional information.

Ronceverte River Festival

RONCEVERTE, W.Va. -- The 26th Annual Ronceverte River Festival is set for June 7-9 at Ronceverte Island Park.

Parades, vendors, rides, free concerts at the amphitheater, fireworks and the rubber duck race on the Greenbrier River will be featured. For more information, visit www.greenbrierwv.com or call 304-647-3835.

Home and garden tour

LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- The Lemonade and Lavender Home and Garden Tour will feature five historic houses in the Greenbrier Valley from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 8.

Tickets cost $30 and are available at the North House Museum in Lewisburg and at all of the houses on the tour.

The Greenbrier Historical Society's biennial homes tour has been expanded to include a tour of Ronceverte, from 1 to 4 p.m. June 9. Tickets are available at Edgarton Inn, where tours are available and lemonade and cookies will be served.

For more information, call 304-645-3398 or visit http://greenbrierwv.com/events/detail/lemonade_and_lavender_home_and_garden_tour/.

Camden Park birthday

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Camden Park celebrates its 110th birthday June 12 with live entertainment, special offers and a free piece of cake for everyone.

Steve Free and his band will perform on the stage on the midway, where there'll be face painting and balloon creations for children. Guests will be invited to paint a birthday mural.

Camden Park is located off exit 6 of Interstate 64. For information on special discounts, call 866-8CAMDEN or visit www.camdenpark.com.


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