Your southern wv weekend features

Since 2006, the weekend workshop matches beginning, intermediate and advanced guitar students with three nationally known instructors. In addition to challenging classes, there is an instructor’s concert, a nightly jam session and an opportunity for students to perform on stage if they wish. All of this set in a beautiful mountain resort with all of the amenities.

The instructors are Robin Kessinger, Robert Shafer and Jim Ritchey. Kessinger’s focus is on fiddle tunes, Celtic and slide. Shafer focuses on fiddle tunes, swing and electric. Ritchey’s focus is on acoustic guitar basics and finger style basics.

As if some hot picking isn’t enough, Twin Falls is also hosting its annual Lore and Tracking Weekend, a two-night, three-day event April 21-22 led by well-known naturalist Doug Wood, who will take you back to the 18th century with classes in tracking, medicinal, edible and useful plans and herpetology.

At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Wood will also be doing a History Alive presentation as Gabriel Arthur, believed to be the first white man to see the Kanawha Valley during his travels with Native Americans in 1674. The one-hour History Alive Program is free and open to the public.

The fest three stages of live music located in the Pikeville City Park, the East Kentucky "Billy Johnson" Expo Stage and the Courthouse Stage beside the Pike County Courthouse. There are also four days of music at Bank 253, a restaurant and music venue in downtown. Downtown Pikeville also will host everything from the famous parade to carnival vendors, arts and crafts, and more at this mega street festival.

Following StinkFest, there will be a traditional Appalachian ramp dinner prepared by Chef Mike Costello to further capitalize on the availability of this rare seasonal delicacy. The dinner will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. under the covered awning behind The Wild Ramp Market with seating available for up to 40 people.

The Lewisburg Farmers Market is open Saturdays from April 14 through October, and vendors have bread, baked goods, Persian food, greens, maple syrup, vegetables, herbs, pork, poultry, game bird, meat, lamb, beef, eggs, chair massage, handmade wearables,crafts, and kid’s activities, and if you are lucky, live music. LFM accepts SNAP, EBT, Senior Coupons and credit cards.

An ice carving demonstration will take place at 6 p.m., and the fire and ice tower will be set ablaze at 8:30 p.m. at the same time Treet begins its live music set. Meanwhile, an "ice luge" will be available for adult beverages in Chetty’s Pub.

"Here in southern West Virginia, it is perfectly fitting to celebrate the start of the rafting season and the rough-and-tumble heritage of the region’s whitewater with a good bonfire, the roar of chainsaws, loud music, a well-roasted pig and lots of laughs," said Dave Arnold, co-founder of the resort.

Choices: The Movie follows the life of Ronald James, a 25-year repeat offender and addict, who turned his life around to become a renowned author and sought after motivational speaker. There will be a red carpet walk at 6:30 p.m., and then at 7 p.m. a performance by Logan-based, internationally-known jazz/R&B act Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.

Charleston is packed with some cool concerts this weekend. At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the WV Culture Center Theater, The Kanawha Valley Friends of Old Time Music and Dance – FOOTMAD – will present its final concert of the season hosting three outstanding musicians from Mali, in West Africa. The "Trio Da Kali" performs in the Mand griot tradition, honoring the heritage of their village people in song and instrumental music.

Game time is 2:05 p.m. with a pint glass giveaway for fans 21 & over. Brewfest packages are available at: The Brewfest package includes a ticket to the Party Deck and five beer coupons to use at the 20 regional breweries in attendance.

A heads up about some upcoming events beyond the weekend. At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, collegiate baseball comes to Charleston when the Marshall University Thundering Herd and the West Virginia University Mountaineers play at Appalachian Power Park, 601 Morris St, Charleston.