ST. GEORGE, W.Va. -- Camp Horseshoe's Fall Quilt Retreat takes place near St. George, Tucker County, Sept. 17-21.
Quilters will be able to participate in projects including crazy patch Christmas stockings, instructed by Deb Davis, of Quilts and More in Victor; diamond rail fence quilt, taught by Judy Harder and Rhonda Braham, of Kingwood; quilted mittens and the Garden Party quilt pattern, demonstrated by Ann Kessel, of Shepherdstown; and Marie Sines, of Oakland, Md., will show how to make a big bag "to carry our goodies for show and tell," said event facilitator Mary Smith.
For a brochure, contact Smith at 304-478-2899 or visit www.yla-youthleadership.org/HeritageArts.html. Registration deadline is Sept. 10.
Chinese Moon Festival
HILLSBORO, W.Va. -- Celebrate the Chinese Moon Festival at the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 15. Events include Chinese food, presentations on different aspects of Chinese culture, mahjongg lessons, as well as children's crafts and games.
Presenters include Chinese language teacher Guanquin Wang, tai chi instructor Augustus Soldano, herbalist Shannon Beatty and students from the West Virginia University Chinese Student Association.
Also appearing will be actress Stephanie Bachman, portraying Pearl S. Buck. She will discuss Buck's legacy of humanitarian work, including founding the first international adoption agency, and read from some of her works. The event is free and open to all. For more information, call 304-653-4430 or visit www.pearlsbuckbirthplace.com.
Nicholas Potato Festival
SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. -- The 44th Nicholas County Potato Festival will take place Sept. 13 and 14 in downtown Summersville.
The festival celebrates potato farming, a significant part of Nicholas County's heritage. Activities and attractions include agricultural displays, potato auction, amusement rides, food, arts and crafts, entertainment, pet pageant, parade, car show and games.
Visit www.nicholascountypotatofestival.com or call 866-716-0448 for additional information.
Coal Dust Run/Walk
WILLIAMSON, W.Va. -- The second annual Coal Dust 5K Run/Walk begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 14 in downtown Williamson.
The race celebrates the mining heritage and history of the Tug Valley and West Virginia. Throughout the 3.1-mile course, racers will be doused from head to toe in "coal dust."
The three rules for the event are: wear white, have fun and finish looking like a coal miner.
For more information and to pre-register, visit www.facebook.com/tugvalley/ or call 304-235-5240.