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Things to do Sunday, Sept. 2, 2012

Music

GOSPEL SINGING CONVENTION: Mount Nebo. The 62nd annual West Virginia Gospel Singers Convention has 24 performers who sing at 7 p.m. nightly. A worship service begins at 10 a.m. Admission is by donation. Camping is available. Call 304-622-0546 or 304-872-1977or visit www.wvgospelsing.com.

GATHERING AT SWEET CREEK: Sugar Creek Road in Mineral Wells. Admission is free. This fourth annual folk music festival features 58 West Virginia old-time musicians. For information, call 304-580-6929 or 304-489-2042.

AUNT JENNIE MUSIC FESTIVAL: Chief Logan State Park's Liz Spurlock Amphitheater (near Museum in the Park). Admission is free. The eighth annual Aunt Jennie Music Festival, named for West Virginia folk legend Virginia Myrtle "Aunt Jennie" Wilson. Wilson's grandson, Logan native Roger Bryant, will perform at a concert from 1 to 6 p.m. Featured singers will be the gospel group The Seekers, folk singer George "The Earl of Elkview" Daugherty, 2011 Vandalia Award winner Buddy Griffin with bluegrass/country duo Retro and Smiling, gospel singers the Stewart Family, country act Robert Shafer and the Pour House Band, old-time/bluegrass group The Samples Brothers and classic rockers The Street Players. Contact Elizabeth Williams at 304-792-7229.

Stage/theater

"CHARLOTTE'S WEB": 2 p.m. Adults $15, seniors and children under 12 $10. E.B. White's classic tale of a girl, a pig and one smart spider. Free live petting zoo one hour before Sunday matinee, with ponies, goats, a pig and other creatures. The Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St. Call 304-721-8896 or visit albanartscenter.com.

Fairs/festivals

LINCOLN COUNTY FALL FESTIVAL: Fairgrounds in Hamlin. Highlights include a 2 p.m. ATV mud racing. The Gracemen, Jimmie McKnight and The Heritage Brothers perform at 2 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and children, $7 for seniors and free for children under 6 ($5 for a carnival wristband). Passes are good for the entire weekend. Call 304-549-7301 or visit www.lcfairsandfestivals.com.

JANE LEW FIREMEN'S ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Jane Lew Fire Station. More than 200 artisans will display works during this free festival. Items include glass, wood, leather, dolls, dried and silk flowers, baskets, ceramics, soaps, candles, paintings, candy, honey, jams and jellies. Call 800-296-7329.

FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Huntington's Heritage Farm. Features a cook-off, wagon rides, a petting zoo, museum tours and a children's activity museum. Admission is $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 2-12. Visit www.heritagefarmmuseum.com.

HOLLY RIVER FESTIVAL: Noon, The 21st Holly River Festival at Holly River State Park. Among the activities are an antique car show, hayrides, children's games, a horseshoe tournament, arts and crafts sale and tours of the Windy Gap One-Room School Museum. Food competitions include cakewalks, potato peeling, pie eating and pumpkin seed spitting. Music is by Swiss/bluegrass/country group the Helvetia Band from 1 to 4 p.m. A complete schedule of events will be available at the festival grounds. Call 304-493-6699 or 304-493-6391.

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JACKSON'S MILL JUBILEE: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the venue near Weston. It features more than 100 art and craft vendors, a vintage car show, antique and book sales and numerous exhibits and demonstrations. There will also be old-time, gospel, country and Christian music. In the historic area, watch wheat and corn grinding demonstrations, tour the Old Jackson's Mill Museum and the buckskinner encampment and take in Civil War re-enactments. In the children's area, dig for goodies on Treasure Island, ride a fire truck, get your face painted and draw with sidewalk chalk. Call 800-296-7329.

ALDERSON PATRIOTIC DAYS: Alderson will host its Patriotic Days celebration at various town locations. Activities are free unless noted. There will be river events, including an Anything That Floats race, as well as a 7 p.m. fireman's rodeo. Visit www.alderson4th.com.

ROANE COUNTY HOMECOMING CELEBRATION: Ball field at 811 Madison Ave. in Spencer. Music, activities and more will be featured. A church service begins at 10:30 a.m. under the tent. Gospel music with Chris Carter, J'Nae Carter and Jennifer Wagoner Family will be held at 1 p.m. Brighterside Quartet performs at 2 p.m.; Taj Rohr at 3 p.m.; Forgiven Four at 4 p.m. evening closes at 5 p.m.


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