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14th Annual Oyster Feast

Historic Graceland Restaurant on the campus of Davis & Elkins College will host the 14th annual Oyster Feast from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, February 3. The menu includes tossed garden salad, traditional cole slaw, oyster stew, fried oysters, oyster stuffing, fresh oysters on the half shell, Southern sautéed shrimp over pasta, crab balls with pineapple salsa, grilled steak with peppers, onions and mushrooms, roasted potatoes, green beans, rolls, green onion and bacon cornbread and assorted pies. For reservations, call 304-637-1600. Cost is: $31.95 for adults, $10.95 for ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger.

The Starry Mountain Singers

The Starry Mountain Singers will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9 in the Great Hall of Halliehurst on the Davis & Elkins College campus. The ensemble of eight vocalists performs a wide range of traditional music from around the United States and abroad. For more information, call the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College at 304-637-1209 or visit www.dewv.edu/arts-entertainment

The Ugly Duckling

The Davis & Elkins College Division of Fine and Performing Arts will present “The Ugly Duckling,” adapted by senior Jacob Currence, at 7 p.m. Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21 and at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22 in the Boiler House Theatre on the College campus. Based on the children's classic, this student-written puppet show adaptation explores loyalty and faith, while reminding us all that beauty is only “down deep.” Tickets are $5 general admission and free for children 3 and younger, D&E faculty, staff and students. Group discount rates of $1 per ticket apply when buying five or more tickets. For reservations, visit www.dewv.edu/arts-entertainment or call the D&E Box Office at 304-637-1255.

Square Dance

The Mountain Dance Trail, a heritage tourism project of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, will host its monthly square dance on Friday, January 13 in Myles Center for the Arts Pit Dance Studio on the College campus. The event will feature music by Ben Townsend and friends, with Nevada Tribble and other local residents calling square dances. A beginners’ workshop is set for 7:45 p.m. and the dance starts at 8 p.m. All dances are beginner and family friendly and participants don’t need to come with a dance partner. Admission is $6 for general public, $4 for students and AmeriCorps members, and free to Davis & Elkins College students, faculty and staff. Those attending should bring an extra pair of shoes for dancing. For additional information, visit www.augustaheritagecenter.org, email [email protected] or call 304-637-1209.

Third Annual Winter Wonderland Craft Show

The Third Annual Winter Wonderland Craft Show, sponsored by the Davis & Elkins College Hospitality Club, will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13 in the Memorial Gymnasium/Martin Field House on the College campus. A cakewalk begins at noon and concessions will be available. Vendors include Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Thirty-one and more. Admission is free. For additional information, email Chass Reel at [email protected]

Veterans Day Candlelight Vigil

Davis & Elkins College will pay tribute to service men and women with a Veterans Day Candlelight Vigil beginning at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 10 in Robbins Memorial Chapel on the College campus. Michael Curtis, a veteran of the United States Navy and assistant professor of criminology at Davis & Elkins College, will be the keynote speaker. The ceremony will also recognize alumnus Herbert Marshall, ’60, a veteran of the U.S. Army, and include a wreath laying at the Vietnam War Memorial. A reception will follow in the Chapel. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, call Alyssa Richmond at 304-704-6565 or email her at [email protected]

Debate: “This House Supports the Use of Binding Referenda for All Acts of Major Political Reform”

The Davis & Elkins College Calliduz Debate Team will host the British Debate Team at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 6 in the Great Hall of Halliehurst. The Topic is “This House supports the use of binding referenda for all acts of major political reform.” The event is free and open to the public.

The Annual Phipps Lecture at Davis & Elkins College

The annual Phipps Lecture at Davis & Elkins College will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 3 in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts. The Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, professor of social ethics and Latinx studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colo., an award-winning author and scholar activist, will present the talk titled "Why They Come: Understanding the U.S. Immigration Crises." The lecture is free and open to the public. Time will be allotted for questions from the audience and a reception will take place afterward. In addition to the lecture, De La Torre will show a documentary, “Trails of Hope and Terror,” made by him and his son, Vincent De La Torre. The screening will take place at 11 a.m. November 3 in Eshleman Science Center 400. There is no admission fee and a discussion will follow.

Annual Phipps Lecture at Davis & Elkins College

The annual Phipps Lecture at Davis & Elkins College will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 3 in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts. The Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, professor of social ethics and Latinx studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colo., an award-winning author and scholar activist, will present the talk titled "Why They Come: Understanding the U.S. Immigration Crises." The lecture is free and open to the public. Time will be allotted for questions from the audience and a reception will take place afterward. In addition to the lecture, De La Torre will show a documentary, “Trails of Hope and Terror,” made by him and his son, Vincent De La Torre. The screening will take place at 11 a.m. November 3 in Eshleman Science Center 400. There is no admission fee and a discussion will follow.

Trunk-or-Treat

The Davis & Elkins College Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host its second annual trunk-or-treat event for the community from 5-7 p.m. Monday, October 31 in The McDonnell Center parking lot on the College campus. Cars and trucks decorated for the season will line The McDonnell Center parking lot and members of the Davis & Elkins FCA and Athletic Department, in costume, will hand out candy and treats at each station. For more information, call Jennifer Riggleman at 304-637-1383.

Gospel Sing

Gospel sing will take place at 10 a.m. Sunday, October 23 in Robbins Memorial Chapel on the Davis & Elkins College campus. The sing is part of Augusta’s October Old-Time Week, October 16-21, featuring West Virginia musicians. For additional information, visit augustaheritagecenter.org, call 304-637-1209 or email [email protected]

The Giver

The Davis & Elkins College Division of Fine and Performing Arts will present “The Giver,” a moving production that depicts what it means to grow up, grow wise and take control of your own destiny. The play was adapted by Eric Coble from the Newbery Award-winning book by Lois Lowry. Performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, October 20 through Saturday, October 22, and at 2 p.m. Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23 at the Boiler House Theatre. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for students, military and seniors and free for D&E students, faculty and staff. Tickets can be purchased online at www.dewv.edu/arts-entertainment or at the D&E Box Office prior to the performance. For additional information, call 304-637-1212.

West Virginia Open Fiddle, Old-Time Banjo and Bluegrass Banjo Contest

The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College welcomes musicians and spectators from across the region to the College’s Outdoor Amphitheatre for the West Virginia Open Fiddle, Old-Time Banjo and Bluegrass Banjo Contest on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Registration for the contest begins at noon. The contest will start at 2 p.m. and run until all contestants have competed. There is no registration fee to compete. participants from any state or region are welcome to enter. Five cash prizes will be awarded in Fiddle, Old-time Banjo and Bluegrass Banjo categories, as well as a Best Senior Musician prize for those age 60 and older, and a Best Youth Musician prize for those age 15 and younger. Awards are $400 for first place, $200 for second place, $100 for third place, $50 for fourth place and $25 for fifth place. The event is sponsored by Smakula Fretted Instruments, Valley Supply and McNeer, Highland, McMunn & Varner LC, Elkins-Randolph County YMCA and several anonymous donors. The contest is part of the Mountain State Forest Festival Celebrating Appalachia – Banjos, Burgers and Beer Festival. For more information, visit www.augustaheritagecenter.org, email [email protected] or call the Augusta Heritage Center office at 304-637-1209.

Augusta Heritage Center’s Annual Fiddlers’ Reunion

Augusta Heritage Center’s Annual Fiddlers’ Reunion will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 22 in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts on the Davis & Elkins College campus. West Virginia master fiddlers will present 20-minute sets all day. There is no admission fee. The reunion is part of Augusta’s October Old-Time Week, October 16-21, featuring West Virginia musicians. For additional information, visit augustaheritagecenter.org, call 304-637-1209 or email [email protected]

Davis & Elkins October Open House

Augusta Heritage Center’s Halloween Square Dance

Augusta Heritage Center’s Halloween Square Dance, presented by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, October 21 in the Pit Dance Studio in Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. A beginners workshop starts at 7:45 p.m. Music will be provided by the Old-Time Week Staff Band with calling by Lou Maiuri. General admission is $6 or $4 for students. Those who come in costume will receive a $1 admission discount. The dance is part of Augusta’s October Old-Time Week, October 16-21, featuring West Virginia musicians. For additional information, visit augustaheritagecenter.org, call 304-637-1209 or email [email protected]

Film Screening of “George Rashid: The Leper of Pickens”

The Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College will present a film screening of “George Rashid: The Leper of Pickens” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, October 20 in the Halliehurst Library. The event is free and open to the public. Producers Jason Harman and Peggy Proudfoot Harman will introduce the film and a question-and-answer session will follow. In her research, Peggy Harman discovered that “George Rashid of Pickens was diagnosed with leprosy, but probably didn’t actually have leprosy at all. His medical case is thought to have started the public health system in West Virginia.” The film follows Rashid’s life, including his journey across the United States and through Randolph County, and includes interviews with several Randolph County historians and residents. The screening is part of Augusta’s October Old-Time Week, October 16-21, featuring West Virginia musicians. For additional information, visit augustaheritagecenter.org, call 304-637-1209 or email [email protected]

Pickin’ Indoors

Pickin’ Indoors, a local old-time, bluegrass and country jam sessions, will take place, from 6 p.m. -10 p.m., Wednesday, October 19 in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The sessions are hosted weekly by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College. For additional information, visit augustaheritagecenter.org, call 304-637-1209 or email [email protected]

Davis & Elkins Open House

Davis & Elkins College will host an Open House for prospective students and their families beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, September 24. The tentative schedule includes opportunities to speak with members of the faculty and representatives from Athletics, Student Life, The Naylor Learning Center, Academic Affairs and Financial Planning. The day also will include a campus tour led by Student Ambassadors. Lunch, provided by College Dining Services, will be served in historic Graceland Inn & Restaurant. To register online, visit www.dewv.edu. For further information, call Admission Event Coordinator Angie Scott at 304-637-1230 or email her at [email protected]

An old-time square dance, sponsored by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College and The Mountain Dance Trail, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, September 9 in the Augusta Dance Pavilion on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. A dance workshop will precede the dance at 6:45 p.m. The evening will feature music by the Modock Rounders from Point Pleasant, W.Va., with Jesse Pearson on fiddle, Cody Jordan on guitar and Kim Johnson on banjo. Square dance calling will be by Ellen and Eugene Ratcliffe of Monterey, Va. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for students and AmeriCorps members, and free to Davis & Elkins students, faculty and staff. Participants don’t have to come with dance a partner and listeners are welcome. For more information, visit www.augustaheritagecenter.org, email [email protected] or call 304-637-1209.

Square Dance

A square dance called by Mack Samples of Nicholas County, W.Va., with music provided by Bluegrass Staff Inflictions, will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, August 5. Admission is $6 general or $4 for students and AmeriCorps members.

Presentation on the History of Bluegrass Music

A free presentation on the history of bluegrass music is planned for 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 1 in Madden Student Center. Bluegrass jam sessions will take place throughout campus afterward.

Ceili Dance and Square Dance

A Ceili dance and square dance will take place at 8 p.m. Friday, July 29 in the Augusta Dance Pavilion on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. The event will feature the Augusta Ceili Band with calling from Padraig McEeany and followed by a square dance with Dave Bing, Mark Payne and Andrew Dunlap playing old-time music with Mack Samples calling. Admission is $6 general or $4 for students and AmeriCorps members.

Craft Showcase

A craft showcase and reception featuring exhibits and demonstrations by Augusta Heritage Center students in arts, craft and folklore classes will take place from 6-7:15 p.m. Thursday, July 28 in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts at Davis & Elkins College. Admission is free.

Traditional Storytelling Lecture

A free public lecture, presented by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 25 in Eshleman Science Center room 400 featuring traditional storytelling from Appalachia and Ireland with Adam Booth and Mairtin de Cogain. A jam session and dancing on Halliehurst porch will take place after the lecture.

Ceili and Square Dance

Ceili and Square Dance, presented by the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, will take place at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 24 in the Augusta Dance Pavilion. Dave Bing, Andrew Dunlap and Mark Payne will provide old-time tunes and Bill McComiskey, Joey Albarta and Nathan Gourley will provide Irish tunes. Admission is $6 general or $4 for students and AmeriCorps members. Location: Davis & Elkins College campus, Augusta Dance Pavilion

Augusta Concert, Cajun/Creole and Classic Country Music

The concert will feature performances by master musicians, vocalists, and dancers who are instructors at Augusta for the summer sessions. Tickets can be purchased online at www.augustaheritagecenter.org or at the Davis & Elkins Box Office on the night of the show.