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Oct 21
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Meet the Author | Kathy Jacobs

| October 21, 2018

Meet the Author from 11 am - 4 pm in our Books Department


Oct 21
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Meet the Author | Kathy Jacobs

| October 21, 2018

Meet the Author from 11 AM to 4 PM


Sep 25
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Hands on Tamarack: Wheel Thrown Pottery - event ticket

Hands-On | September 25, 2018 - October 30, 2018

Wheel Throwing for Adults : This 6 week class will introduce students to basic and advanced wheel-throwing techniques. Beginners will start with centering with clay and throwing cylinders and bowls. Students will develop personal style and and decorations techniques. Glaze application and decoration will be explored as a group.             

Registration: $125 plus $15 materials fee 

Class will meet on September 25, October 2, October 9, October 16, October 23, and October 31.

Instructor: Norma Acord

We are offering another session on Thursday nights!


Sep 27
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Hands on Tamarack: Wheel Thrown Pottery - event ticket

| September 27, 2018 - November 1, 2018

Wheel Throwing for Adults : This 6 week class will introduce students to basic and advanced wheel-throwing techniques. Beginners will start with centering with clay and throwing cylinders and bowls. Students will develop personal style and and decorations techniques. Glaze application and decoration will be explored as a group.             

Registration: $125 plus $15 materials fee 

Class will meet on September 27, October 4, October 11, October 18, October 25, and November 1.

Instructor: Norma Acord

We are offering another session on Tuesday nights!


Oct 18
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Spooktacular

Festival | October 18, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Put your painting skills to test for a chance to win $$$!

This year’s Spooktacular! Festival features many spooky treats that will have you excited to join us here at Tamarack. We are selling pumpkins grown on local farms and hold a painted pumpkin contest. Prizes will be awareded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for Adult and Children Categories. There is also an Employee contest decided by people’s choice. Painted pumpkins will be displayed in the courtyard, and many other events!

Pumpkin Decorating Contest
October 18– 28 Painted Pumpkin Contest
Adult (14 and older) and Child (13 and younger) Categories

Pumpkins and/or Registration can be purchased in Tamarack’s Souvenir for $10 plus tax, starting on October 15, during regular business hours.

All entries must be registered by October 24, 8pm. Registration is $10 plus tax, and includes a pumpkin. Contest registration is open 7am - 8pm daily. The first 50 registrations will receive a FREE spooktacular T-Shirt! 

Awards for Youth 13 and under
1st - $250
2nd - $150
3rd - $75

Awards for Adult 14 and up
1st - $250
2nd - $150
3rd - $75

Grand Overall Prize - $500
50% of Judges Vote and 50% of People's Choice
People’s Choice voting open October, 19-28

Winners will be announced 10-28-18 at 2pm at our Awards Scaremony!

Pumpkin Guidelines
- - Pumpkins must stand upright without any prop, added base, or external support.

- - Pumpkin must be 75% covered with paint.

- - Painted pumpkin should be able to sustain outdoor elements.

- - Other materials may be used, but paint must be the predominant medium.

- - Painted subjects deemed inappropriate will not be judged or displayed.

- - Pumpkins will be judged on a variety of characteristics including: craftsmanship, originality, adherence to guidelines, and overall aesthetic appeal.

Tamarack is not responsible for damage, loss, rotting or weatherization of painted pumpkins.

- - Pumpkins must be displayed until after Awards Scaremony, October 28.

Other Events Include
October 20 – Pumpkin Party at Tamarack! The party begins at 3pm – 6pm
Artist lead pumpkin painting station, Paint and tools provided for $5
Face Painter, Stand up Comedy, Popcorn, Pumpkin Treats, Apple Cider & more! 

October 21 - Live at Tamarack with Adam Booth | 1 pm - 3 pm

October 28 - Spooktacular Awards Ceremony at 2 PM in the Courtyard. Celebrity judges, reception with treats and live music! 


Oct 19
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Artist Demonstration | Brookstone Soaps

Artisan Demonstrations | October 19, 2018 - October 21, 2018

Catch West Virginia Artists at work from 10 am - 6 pm.

Brookstone Soaps | Bath & Body


Oct 26
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Artist Demonstration | Marty Schaerer

Artisan Demonstrations | October 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018

Watch West Virginia Artists at work from 10 am - 6 pm.

Marty Schaerer | Jewelry


Nov 2
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Hands on Tamarack: Holiday Cooking Class - event ticket

Culinary Arts | November 2, 2018

Let Executive Chef Michele guide you through the tips and tricks to creating perfect appetizers and holiday treats in this hands on cooking class. Students will learn to prepare dishes that will help make your Holiday gathering a success! Students will then enjoy their dishes as a group.


Nov 3
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Hands on Tamarack: Soap Making - event ticket

Hands-On | November 3, 2018

Learn to make old-fashioned soap using a cold process method. In this hands on class, students will create their own unique soaps as well as take home techniques and tips to create more handcrafted soaps!

Registration: $30 plus tax and processing fee

Instructor: Jessica Frybarger of Bramwell Soap Company
 


Nov 3
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Live at Tamarack | Lady D presents Bessie’s Blues

Music | November 3, 2018

Take a blues journey as Lady D gives you a glimpse inside the life and lifestyle of America’s musical empress, Bessie Smith.

A unique blend of old and new, the music of the 1920’s and 30’s is brought to life and served up with a little bit of funk and a lot of attitude.

Lady D’s theatrical and musical presentation is not only an entertainment experience but an insight into an era in history that set the stage, so to speak for some of the most prolific artists of the 20th Century.

 

Bessie Smith is one of the most important women in the history of American music.  She was the first to change a folk expression into an indigenous art form by successfully blending African and Western modes of music.  The blues-jazz she sang is a significant base of one of America’s chief contributions to world culture.  She was a master performer with a commanding stage presence and a rich contralto that could project the deepest emotions.  She set a new standard of excellence.  People who saw her perform described her as Junoesque, mesmerizing, hypnotic and majestic; earning her the title, the “Empress of the Blues”


Nov 8
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Film Screening | Tyrus

| November 8, 2018

Tyrus: A film by Pamela Tom 

November 8, 2018 | Free Admission

About the Film: 
Tyrus is Pamela Tom's tour-de-force documentary about Guangzhou-born, American artist, Tyrus Wong, his breathtaking scope of work across multiple artistic mediums, and his personal and professional journey navigating racial bigotry in 20th century America. Weaving together images of his work, archival footage, interviews, and commentary from the artist himself, the film captures how Wong's unique style helped shape the Disney animated film, Bambi (1942), and established a signature style of animation in early Hollywood.

Schedule of Events: 
5:30pm – 6pm Meet and Greet Reception with the filmmaker in the Tamarack Theater Lobby.
6pm –7:18pm Film screening of Holden On, in the Governor Hulett C. Smith Theater
7:30pm – 8:15pm Panel Discussion and Q&A with Filmmaker, in the Governor Hulett C. Smith Theater

About the Series: 
On Screen/In Person tours independent American filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region to screen their recent work and increase accessibility and appreciation for film through direct audience engagement. The filmmakers will tour with their films to the venues for public screenings which include question and answer sessions with the audience. Each filmmaker visit will also include a community engagement activity collaboratively developed by the filmmaker and Tamarack. On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts. The tour begins in the fall and culminates next spring. Admission to the films is free.


Nov 9
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Hands on Tamarack: Basketing Making - Chief’s Basket - event ticket

| November 9, 2018

In this beginner basket making class, students will create a large Chief's Basket with Leather Straps with instructor, Barbara Sadler.

Registration: $150 plus tax and processing fee.

Instructor: Barbara Sadler


Nov 10
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Hands on Tamarack: Scratch Art with Pastels - event ticket

Hands-On | November 10, 2018

Through the use of plaster, oil pastels and a scratching technique, student’s will create dimensional wall pieces that focus on the use color, line quality and depth. 

November 10 from 1 PM - 3 PM 
Cost: $45 plus tax and processing fee 
Instructor: Merideth Young


Nov 16
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Artist Demonstration | Nika Keller

Artisan Demonstrations | November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018

Watch West Virginia Artists at work from 10 am - 6 pm.

Nika Keller | Jewelry


Nov 22
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Thanksgiving Dinner To Go - event ticket

Culinary Arts | November 22, 2018

This Thanksgiving, let Tamarack do the cooking for you. Our menu combines traditional holiday cuisine with the unique flavors of West Virginia. Reserve your meal by Sunday, November 18th.

Menu (Feeds 10) - $254 (plus tax and processing fee)
Slow Roast Tom Turkey (12-14lb.)
Old Fashioned Gravy
Country Style Cornbread Stuffing
Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes
Tamarack Whipped Potatoes
Country Style Green Beans
Fresh Cranberry Relish
Salad of Mixed Green with Dressing
Freshly Baked Rolls (18 rolls)
Choice of two pies:
-Traditional Pumpkin Pie
-Granny Smith Apple Pie
-Southern Pecan Pie

Additional Add On Items Avaiable
Brisket | $60
Ham | $55
Brussel Sprouts | $30
Broccoli Casserole | $30
Mac and Cheese | $30
Waldorf Salad |$12

-- When ordering, please make note of pick up time, pie choice and dressing choice in the Survey Box located on page 2 of the ordering system --

If you need assistance, please call 304.256.6843


Nov 30
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Artist Demonstration | Andy Sheetz

Artisan Demonstrations | November 30, 2018 - December 2, 2018

Catch West Virginia Artists at work from 10 am - 6 pm.

Andy Sheetz | Wood Toys


Dec 2
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Live at Tamarack | New River Jazz

Music | December 2, 2018

New River Jazz returns to our stage, Live at Two to performs jazz standards and big band favorites on Sunday, December 2, at 2pm.

This great sixteen piece Swing band, home-based in Beckley, WV and touring a wide area, is an all-volunteer group of people from various professions including housewife, teachers, engineer, business people, a coal miner, attorney, medical practitioners, mayor, and a judge. Their love of the music shines through everything they play. New River Jazz was started over four years ago by members of an area community band who wanted to perform the big band/swing band music for area events. New River Jazz performs in Southern and Central West Virginia.

Band Members

(Saxes) Robert Burnside, Debbie Vira, Tim Meadows, Rick Allen, William Hughes

(Trombones) Homer Vass, Don Wise, Davis Rainey, Tal Sutton (Trumpets) Randy Hatcher, Mike Vira, Jessica Jones

(Bass) Joe Sulesky (Piano) Donna Price (Drums) Rick McCall (Vocal) Jane Harkins


Dec 8
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Breakfast with Santa - event ticket

Special Events | December 8, 2018

Santa and Mrs. Claus are making a very special appearance at Tamarack! Join us for a delicious breakfast buffet with this dynamic duo. Many treats and activities for kids of all ages. Breakfast will include Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Biscuit, Fruit, Mac & Cheese and Peanut Buttery & Jelly Sandwich.

December 8 & 15 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tickets

Adults: $14
Chidlren 3-14: $11
Children 2 and under: Free


Note: This year we are having two events - December 9th and December 16th.


Dec 14
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Artist Demonstration | Nika Keller

Artisan Demonstrations | December 14, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Watch West Virginia Artists at work from 10 am - 6 pm.

Nika Keller | Jewelry


Dec 14
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Artist Demonstration | Nika Keller

Artisan Demonstrations | December 14, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Watch West Virginia Artists at work from 10 am - 6 pm.

Nika Keller | Jewelry


Dec 15
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Breakfast with Santa - event ticket

Special Events | December 15, 2018

Santa and Mrs. Claus are making a very special appearance at Tamarack! Join us for a delicious breakfast buffet with this dynamic duo. Many treats and activities for kids of all ages. Breakfast will include Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Biscuit, Fruit, Mac & Cheese and Peanut Buttery & Jelly Sandwich.

December 8 & 15 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tickets

Adults: $14
Chidlren 3-14: $11
Children 2 and under: Free


Note: This year we are having two events - December 9th and December 16th.


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