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Things to do Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013

By Staff reports

Music

THE DREAD PIRATE ROBERTS: 7 p.m. Free. Bluegrass Kitchen, 1600 Washington St. E. Call 304-346-2871.

THE MARK IV BAND: 7 p.m. Adults $8, children $3. Kanawha Valley Jamboree, 8902 MacCorkle Ave., Marmet. Call 304-545-2693.

SOUTHRIDGE BLUEGRASS BAND: 7:30 p.m. Adults $15, seniors $12, children $5. Bluegrass. Mountaineer Opry House, Milton. Call 304-743-5749 or visit www.mountaineeropry.com.

GEORGE ROBERTSON: 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Free. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 304-342-1461 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.

SYCAMORE RIDGE BAND: 7 p.m. Tickets $35, includes dinner. Cover band. Reservations required. The Greenhouse of Teays Valley, 3554 Teays Valley Road, Suite 105. Hurricane. Call 304-397-6316.

SIMPLY JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL: Sandstone Drift Recreation Area near Hinton. Performers are Biscuit Miller & The Mix, the Bob Thompson Unit, Zac Harmon, James Cotton & Roomful of Blues, Doug Macleod, Austin "Walkin' Cane" and Inspiration. Weekend passes are $50 in advance and $75 at the gate; daily tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the gate. Students ages 13-17 are admitted half-price when accompanied by an adult, and children 12 and under get in free. Visit www.simplyjazzandbluesfestival.com.

DIAMOND TEETH MARY FESTIVAL: 10 a.m. Heritage Station, Huntington. The free festival honors the Huntington-born "Queen of Blues" and features live music and a youth art competition. Performers are John Taylor, 4 p.m.; Big Rock and the Candy Ass Mountain Boys, 5 p.m.; Larry Whitt and Blue Eyed Soul, 6 p.m.; The 1937 Flood, 7 p.m.; Izzy and Chris, 8 p.m.; Mojo Bones featuring Allan Hatten, 9 p.m.; and Liz Pennock and Dr. Blues, 10 p.m. A harp clinic with Bob McGraw from 11 a.m. to noon, immediately followed by the seventh annual West Virginia State Harmonica Championship. A blues jam ends the day from 11 p.m. to midnight. Call 304-696-5954 or visit www.ghprd.org.

Stage/theater

"THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS": 8 p.m. Adults $15, seniors and children 12 and under $10. The adventures of Mr. Toad, Badger, Rat and Mole and their whimsical escapades. Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Call 304-721-8896.

ROY HABER and RICKY REYES: 8 and 10:15 p.m. Admission $10. The Comedy Zone, Holiday Inn, 400 Second Ave., South Charleston. Call 304-414-2386 or visit www.comedyzonecharleston.com.

Dance

DANCE: 7 to 10 p.m. Admission $8. Music by Chuck Willis and The Southern Draw Band. Marmet Recreation Center, 8500 MacCorkle Ave. Call 304-949-9692.

Kids

READ ALOUD: 10:30 a.m. Free. Featuring the books of Lane Smith. Free treats for the little ones. Taylor Books, 226 Capitol St. Call 342-1464 or visit www.taylorbooks.com.

Etc.

SECOND ANNUAL MAYBERRY DAY: 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Day-long festival features entertainment, car show, pie/cake contest, cornhole tournament and more. Mountain Valley Cloggers and Kickers, 5 p.m.; Grass Stains Bluegrass Band, 6 to 9 p.m. Mayberry Family Restaurant, 1481 MacCorkle Ave., St. Albans. Call 304-722-2660.

CELEBRITY GRAND SLAM: 7:30 p.m. Tickets $5. Local celebrities play ball at Appalachian Power Park. Also features Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. performing the national anthem. Proceeds to benefit Charleston Montessori School. Appalachian Power Park. Call 304-340-9000.

THIRD ANNUAL CLASH IN THE COALFIELDS: 7 p.m. Adults $10, 11 and under $5, under 5 free. Multi-team scrimmage with four teams composed of derby skaters from several states. Portion of the proceeds to benefit Camp Kno-Koma, a juvenile diabetes camp. Madison Civic Center, Madison. Call 304-206-8108.

WATERMELON DAY: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Putnam Farmers Market, Hurricane. Enjoy a free slice of fresh watermelon and learn everything there is to know about it. Contests include a seed-spitting contest at 10:30 a.m.; giant watermelon competition, judged at 11 a.m.; watermelon-carving contest, judging at noon; and a watermelon-eating contest at 12:30 p.m. The winners of each contest will receive a $25 gift certificate for market tokens. Call 304-924-1736.

ST. ALBANS HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPEN HOUSE: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. At the museum, 404 Fourth Ave., St. Albans, adjacent to the C&O Depot. Visitors are encouraged to bring their vintage St. Albans photos to be scanned for the files.


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