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Things to do today: Friday, Aug. 31

Music

COUNTY LINE COUNTRY with JUNIOR TALLMAN: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $5. Elk River Community Center, 902 Main St., Elkview. Call 304-965-3722.

GREENSKY BLUEGRASS and THE VOODOO KATZ: 6:30 p.m. Free. Haddad Riverfront Park. Visit liveontheleveecharleston.com.

JAY HILL and TRAVIS VANDAL: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 304-342-1461 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.

GOSPEL SINGING CONVENTION: 7 p.m., Mount Nebo. The 62nd annual West Virginia Gospel Singers Convention has 24 performers scheduled, though all singers and groups are welcome. 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.

Stage/Theater

COMEDY OPEN MIC: 9 to 11 p.m. Cover $7, with college ID $5. Fifth Quarter, 201 Clendenin St. Call 304-545-4963.

"CHARLOTTE'S WEB": 7 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 the Saturday shows and Sunday matinees, with ponies, goats, a pig and other creatures. The Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St. Call 304-721-8896 or visit albanartscenter.com.

Dance

BALLROOM DANCE: 7 to 10:30 p.m. Admission $11. 2805 Kanawha Blvd. E. Call 304-552-1456.

EXTREME COUNTRY DANCE CLUB: 8 to 10 p.m. (Lessons at 6 p.m.) Admission $5. Elk Elementary Center, Mink Shoals exit of Interstate 79. Call 304-949-3973 or 304-483-5778.

GOOD TIME COUNTRY DANCERS: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Cost $5. Line dance and patterned couples dance. Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department, 6313 MacCorkle Ave. Call 304-545-6377 or 304-550-7144.

Fairs/festivals

LINCOLN COUNTY FALL FESTIVAL: Fairgrounds in Hamlin. Highlights include a 7:30 p.m. truck and tractor pull. 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 8 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.

Etc

WEST VIRGINIA GAMES: Opening ceremonies are in conjunction with Live on the Levee, 6:30 p.m. at Haddad Riverfront Park, and MMA champion Jeff Monson hosts a seminar (admission $40 and $50) at Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA at 7 p.m. Events are free to watch. For information on how to participate, visit www.thewvgames.com. Call 304-340-3544.

JACKSON'S MILL JUBILEE: noon to 9 p.m., at the venue near Weston. It features more than 100 arts and crafts vendors, a vintage car show, antique and book sales, fireworks on Saturday 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 reenactments. 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.

TRIBUTE TO THE RIVER: Point Pleasant Riverfront Park. Free. Bluegrass group Smith & Company perform at 8 p.m. Call 304-674-0144.


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