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Travel Notes: Nov. 3, 2013

By Staff reports

Park discounts for vets

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Veterans staying at a West Virginia state park the first two weeks of November are eligible for special overnight rates.

The rate special is available through Nov. 15 to all military personnel who have served or who currently serve in the reserves or are on active duty. Proof of military or veteran status is requested.

The program is available any rental night with the exception of two-night rentals on weekends for cabins or cottages, and is based on availability. When calling for reservations, ask for the "veterans appreciation" rate.

Participating areas are: Beech Fork, Blackwater Falls, Bluestone, Cacapon Resort, Canaan Valley Resort, Cass Scenic Railroad, Chief Logan Lodge, Hawks Nest State Park, Holly River, Lost River, North Bend, Pipestem Resort, Stonewall Resort, Twin Falls Resort, Tygart Lake and Watoga state parks, and Kumbrabow and Seneca state forests.

Overnight package information is posted on the park website. To learn more about West Virginia state parks, visit www.wvstateparks.com.

Belle Starr portrayal

MULLENS, W.Va. -- A "History Alive" presentation with an interpretive portrayal of Belle Starr will be given Nov. 9 at Twin Falls Resort State Park.

Living history performer Karen Vuranch will depict the woman known as the Bandit Queen of the Old West in a program that begins with dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Azalea Room of Twin Falls Lodge.

Reservations are required. Call Twin Falls Resort State Park at 304-294-4000, 800-CALL-WVA (ask for Twin Falls) or email twinfallsresort@wv.gov.

Indian singers, dancers

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. -- West Virginia University-Parkersburg will host a special performance by the Piscataway Indian Nation Singers and Dancers from 11 a.m. to noon Nov. 13 in the activities center.

The show of American Indian dance, drum and song is free and open to the public.

The Piscataway people are an American Indian nation based in Port Tobacco, Md., at the site of their ancestral home at Malone. They are the descendants of the people who encountered Capt. John Smith along the Potomac River in 1608.

Today, the Piscataway Nation Singers and Dancers present workshops, powwows, lectures and campus presentations as a vehicle for cultural expression.

Line dancing at Pipestem

PIPESTEM, W.Va. -- A country line dancing workshop and weekend is scheduled for Nov. 15-17 at Pipestem Resort State Park.

The instructor will be Alice Dougherty. Reservations are required. Visit www.pipestemresort.com or call 304-466-1800 for reservations and additional information.

Lewisburg dance theater

LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- "Dance with Me," a movement, theater and dance performance, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 and 3 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Lewis Theatre in Lewisburg.

A meet-the-artists reception with food and wine in the theater lobby will follow the Friday performance.

In its fifth fall season, the Trillium Performing Arts will present work by Trillium artists with guest performances by the Van Dyke Dance Group, from North Carolina, and the Greenbrier Academy for Girls Percussion Ensemble.

Advance tickets are $13 for adults, $8 for students and are available online at mycommunityevents.com until midnight Nov. 6. At the door, tickets are $17 for adults and $12 for students. In honor of Veterans Day, there is no charge for military veterans.

The dress rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night will be open to the public on a pay-what-you-can basis.

For more information, call 304-645-3003 or email trilliumvolwv@gmail.com.


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