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Things to do Saturday, July 21, 2012

By Staff reports

Music

AREA 51: 7 p.m. Adults $8, children $3. Variety band. Kanawha Valley Jamboree, 8902 MacCorkle Ave., Marmet. Call 304-206-2011.

SPENCER ELLIOT: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Finger-style guitar. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 304-342-1461 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.

THE SEA THE SEA: 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation $10. Folk. Unity of Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle Road. Call 304-345-0021.

Stage/theater

JULIE SCOGGINS and C.J. HARLOW: 8 and 10:15 p.m. Admission $10. The Comedy Zone, Charleston Conference Center Hotel, South Charleston. Call 304-414-2386 or visit www.comedyzonecharleston.com.

Dance

COUNTRY WESTERN DANCE: 6 p.m. Admission by donation. Music by The Brown Sisters. Nitro Senior Center, 2002 20th St., Nitro. Call 304-755-5502.

DANCE: 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets $8. Music by Sharpshooter. Marmet Recreation Center, Marmet. Call 304-949-9692.

MYRTLE BEACH DINNER DANCE: 6 p.m. Tickets $65. Music by The Janitors and Soundtastic Enterprizes. Benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central West Virginia. Little Creek Park, South Charleston. Call 304-746-7900.

Fairs/festivals

WEST VIRGINIA INTERSTATE FAIR AND EXPO: Fairgrounds on Butcher Bend Road, Mineral Wells. Concert at 8:30 p.m. features the Marshall Tucker Band. Tickets are $9, which includes carnival rides. Call 304-489-1301 or visit www.wvinterstatefair.org.

FESTIVAL OF STEEL: Noon to 9 p.m., Roanoke Plaza, Stonewall Resort, near Weston. The event highlights steel drum music, features Morgantown's Motown Steel, Virginia-based ensemble Mosaic Steel Orchestra, jazz/progressive/fusion group Jonathan Scales Fourchestra from Asheville, N.C., and Caribbean-themed band Kalabash, from Toronto. Artisans will be set up on the grounds. Admission is $5. Guests may bring chairs and blankets but not coolers. Call 888-278-8150 or visit www.stonewallresort.com.

MOUNTAIN LAKES FESTIVAL: Sutton Lake and includes a cook-off, performance by the Chippewa Lake Water Ski Team, world champion wood-chopping show and more. Visit www.mountainlakesfestival.com.

PUTNAM COUNTY FAIR: Fairgrounds in Eleanor. Concert at 8 p.m. features Hunter Hayes. Tickets are $8. Visit www.putnamcountyfair.com.

Etc.

FAIRPLAIN YACHT CLUB FIFTH ANNUAL REGATTA: Noon. Admission $5 (ages 21 and up). Music by '80s metal tribute band Hairitage. Fairplain Yacht Club, 3984 Cedar Lakes Road, Ripley. Call 304-372-8918.

SUMMER SHOVIN': 5 p.m., Chemical Valley Rollergirls take on the Star City Roller Girls from Roanoke, Va., at the Charleston Civic Center. The roller derby bout benefits the International Rett Syndrome Foundation. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door for adults, $5 for children ages 2-15, free for children under 2. Visit www.chemicalvalleyrollergirls.com.

"BEARS": Noon, 1, 3 and 4 p.m., Clay Center. Film-only admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children, gallery admission is $12 for adults, $9.50 for children (add $2.50 for planetarium show). Call 304-561-3570 or visit www.theclaycenter.org.

UNDERSTUDY AUDITIONS: 2 to 5 p.m., "Battered but not Broken" understudy auditions will take place at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 205 Donnally St. (across from the King Center), instead of First Baptist Church, 432 Shrewsbury St., as previously announced. Actors must bring résumés and headshots. The production will be performed Aug. 24 and 25 in Charleston and go on a 50-city tour in 2013. Actors must be willing to travel. The play has four female roles and six male roles, ranging in age from 6 to 60. Descriptions of the characters can be found at www.milkywayproductions.net/Characters.html.

ELK RIVER GATHERING: Free, Braxton County Courthouse lawn in Sutton. Features 18th-century living history demonstrations from 1 to 6 p.m.; a "Walk Through History, 1730-1865" at 3 p.m.; a living history performance portraying Jeremiah Carpenter at 6 p.m.; and a traditional Appalachian concert by Gerry Milnes at 7 p.m. Offsite events include a History Alive! Program, featuring Cherokee leader Ostenaco; water conservation and fishing weir demonstrations at 10 p.m. at Café Cimino. Dr. Robert Maslowski will present "An Archeological Survey of West Virginia People" at noon at Landmark Studio for the Arts (which is the backup location for all events in case of inclement weather.) The event is being held in conjunction with the Mountain Lakes Festival.


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