KIDS holiday activities
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Kanawha Individual Development Solutions will be hosting several upcoming activities, most with holiday themes.
Registration is requested for all events. The art workshops are recommended for elementary and middle school students. To register, contact Zachery Miller at 304-205-3045.
KIDS, 216 Washington St. W., is a comprehensive education-based company focusing its efforts on developing the individual child to meet challenges with confidence and success. For more information, visit www.wv-kids.com.
Holidays at Tamarack
BECKLEY, W.Va. -- It's a blue Christmas at Tamarack, but only in color. Display manager Jenifer Fox and her assistant, artist Robert Moore, have decorated the arts and crafts center with displays of handmade work featuring blue hues. Trees and festive garland decorate the interior and displays lead guests through the various departments.
Tamarack hosts "A Christmas Carol" at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 and 14. Tickets cost $7.50 in advance and $10 at the door. Because seating is limited, guests are encouraged to buy tickets in advance.
The Wild Rumpus & The Boatmen will perform "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" at 7 p.m. Dec. 19. Admission is $10.
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will perform Christmas favorites accompanied by his Classic Christmas Orchestra at 6 p.m. Dec. 27. Tickets cost $35 and $50. Tickets are available at www.ticketriver.com/event/8987.
Tamarack has free live performances of holiday music every Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Gov. Hulett C. Smith Theater. Heart of God Mass Choir is the featured artist for Dec. 8. On Dec. 15, Beckley Dance will perform selections from "The Nutcracker." Greenbrier Valley Chorale will perform Dec. 22. Hans Creek String Band will perform Dec. 29.
Writers will sign books on Sundays. On Dec. 8, Marlene Woods will sign copies of "Rudolph Has the Flu." On Dec. 18, John Ellison will sign "Some Kind of Wonderful." Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will sign "From Washing Cars to Hollywood Star" Dec. 19.
Artisans will have live demonstrations throughout the month. On Dec. 8, Dewaine Gregory will make carved wooden figures, and Jamey Biggs will make pottery. Jeff Davis will demonstrate painted wood, Nate Parr will show chain-saw art, and Nikki Butler will demonstrate fashion apparel and accessories Dec. 13-15. Christine Keller will show jewelry, and Tatiana Rakmanina has hats Dec. 20-22. Merideth Young features upcycled jewelry and VE Lilly, antique coin rings, Dec. 27-29.
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, exit 45 off Interstate 77, Beckley. 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily. Contact www.tamarackwv.com or 888-262-7225.