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Dave's Drive-Through Weekend

Dave's Drive-Through Weekend

Dave’s Drive-Through Weekend

Hi! Dave Lavender here, from The Herald-Dispatch, here’s my Dave’s Drive-Through Weekend picks for this weekend:

Arena Transforms Into One-Stop Wedding Shop
Brides start your engines as WKEE turns the Big Sandy Superstore Arena into a one-stop wedding planning shop during its Bridal Extravaganza from noon to 5 p.m Sunday.
The event is a one-stop shop for wedding planning from finding photographers and reception halls to honeymoons and formal wear. The Rose Tree Boutique & Lara's Bridals & Formals will do a fashion show.
Thousands of dollars in prizes will be given away including a three-night cruise for two and three lucky grooms will be drawn to dig in a three-layer Paula Vega cake to own some great prizes for their bride. Folks must be 18 to win prizes.
Admission is $5. In addition to the vendors, there will be a special "Groom Room" where grooms can watch the games on the big screen. For additional info log on to http://kee100.com

Take a Walk, Kayak, Rappel, Zipline and Crawl On the Wild Side
Getting some cabin fever? Head over to Carter Caves State Resort Park in Olive Hill, Ky., this weekend as the sixth annual Winter Adventure Weekend is packed with 157 cool trips that include everything from wild caving and horseback riding to kayaking, rappelling, hiking, as well as indoor live music, the Squeezebox, and adventures in the world's largest cardboard cave.
Go online at www.winteradventureweekend.com to find out more. Online registrations are being taken through Thursday, but you can also register on site beginning on Friday.
Call 606-286-4411 for more info.

Stomping Into 'Step Afrika'
At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, the famous Washington, D.C. -based dance troupe, the first professional company devoted to stepping, brings their high energy show "Step Afrika" to the stage of the Paramount Arts Center, 1300 Winchester Ave., Ashland.
Go online at www.paramountartscenter.com or call 606-324-0007 for more info.

It's a big country weekend with Miranda Lambert's Platinum Tour in Charleston on Saturday night.
Here's a look at my other cool country picks for the weekend.

At 8 p.m. Thursday, the new, classic-country loving group, Honky Tonk Heroes holds their first club meeting at the 26th Street Drinkery in Huntington. They'll kick it off in style with a CD release party for throwback folk troubadour, Tim Lancaster.

On Friday, enjoy the country, rock and blues of Chris Sutton and C&S Railroad at the Huntington Ale House celebrating their new live CD recorded at the Ale House in the fall. 

On Sunday, Mountain Stage hosts a great lineup that includes the great newgrass group, Greensky Bluegrass and the Texas swing band, Hot Club of Cowtown which features Elana James, who also fiddles for Bob Dylan. Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 day of show (when available) at http://mountainstage.tix.musictoday.com/calendar.aspx and by calling 1-800-594-TIXX or locally at Taylor Books in downtown, Charleston.


Stomping Into 'Step Afrika'
At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, the famous Washington, D.C. -based dance troupe, the first professional company devoted to stepping, brings their high energy show "Step Afrika" to the stage of the Paramount Arts Center, 1300 Winchester Ave., Ashland.
Go online at www.paramountartscenter.com or call 606-324-0007 for more info.

DAVE TRIPPIN: My road-trip pick this weekend is to Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg for its Buffalo Night noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. They've got buffalo on the menu and live music Saturday night.
Activities for guests include Jeff Hatmaker at 6 p.m. discussing the music, religion and dance of the Cherokee Indian Nation in the Goldenrod Room. Rob McNurlin, cowboy singer, will perform at 7 p.m. in the Goldenrod Room.
The menu features top round buffalo, chuckwagon meatloaf, catfish, buffalo stew, friend chicken, assorted vegetables and dessert
The cost is $18.95; $8.95 for children 6-12 and free for ages 5 and under. Beverage and tax are not included.

Call Jenny Wiley at 606-889-1790 or visit www.parks.ky.gov


Dave Lavender is the author of “Dave Trippin: A Daytripper’s Guide to the Appalachian Galaxy of Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia.” He covers regional travel. Follow The Herald-Dispatch reporter on Facebook and Twitter @DaveLavenderHD.