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Afternoon With Mark Twain

American author and humorist Mark Twain will be portrayed by Doug Riley of Tunnelton as part of the West Virginia Humanities Council's History Alive program. The pen name for Samuel Clemens, Twain is known for works such as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Ironically, he died April 21, 1910. The free performance is in the historic Alpine Theatre, 210 W. Main Street in downtown Ripley.

Mark Twain Afternoon

Celebrate the life of American author and humorist Samuel L. Clemens on the anniversary of his death in 1910. Doug Riley portrays "Mark Twain" in Ripley's historic Alpine Theatre, 210 W. Main Street in Ripley. The performance is through the WV Humanities Council's History Alive!

Tales of Three Liars

Spend April Fool's Eve in the historic Alpine Theatre with champion liars James Froemel of Morgantown, Ian Nolte of Huntington and Jacob Hall of Charleston. Call 304-514-2609 for details.

Here We Come A-Caroling

Storyteller Susanna "Granny Sue" Holstein and guitarist Jeff Seager share the origins of Christmas carols. Many were brought to America from 'the old country.'

Vietnam: WV Veterans Remember

More than 35,000 West Virginians served combat duty in Vietnam. Five of them are featured in this 1-hour documentary produced by WV Public Television. Admission is free. Donations are accepted for the Jackson County Hunting Heroes program.

Agatha Christie Murder Mystery

"And Then There Were None" is on stage in Ripley's historic Alpine Theatre. The 3-act murder mystery is presented by The Jackson County Players. A 2 p.m. Sunday matinee also is available.

Free Music Seminar

West Virginia's "Ambassador of Music" Dick McVey is leading this session in the historic Alpine Theatre. He is a 30-year veteran on the Nashville scene as an entertainer, producer and publicist. The event is hosted by the Jackson County School of Music. Contact Laurie Shultis on Facebook for information.

Meet Amos Skillett

Storyteller Jerry Vencill of Pounding Mill, VA offers a presentation as Amos Skillett, a circuit-riding preacher from the 1800's. It begins at 2:00 p.m. in the historic Alpine Theatre. Ripley's namesake is Harry Ripley, a saddleback preacher who died in 1830 as the community was being organized.

Alpine Theatre 80th Anniversary

Alpine Theatre is a 120-seat venue that has been the site of entertainment since the 1930s. Part of the WV Historic Theater Trail, the 80th anniversary celebration includes a special showing of Disney's 1937 classic, "Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs." The show will have 1937 ticket and concession prices and special guests. It is located across from the Jackson County Courthouse at 210 W. Main Street in Ripley.

Alpine Acoustic Concert

The intimate setting of the historic Alpine Theatre is the setting for this concert featuring: P.D. Bird & Friends, Scott Thompson, Ryan Willard and Luke White. Call 304-372-1637 for details.