THE RED CABOOSE REGIONAL
Through September — Blenko Festival of Glass. More than 60 arts and craft booths, super car show, beauty pageant, carnival, live entertainment and the largest parade in Barboursville. (304) 736-8994.
September — Chili Fest. West Virginia State Chili Championship at Pullman Square in Huntington. Chili cooking live music, contests, food and entertainment throughout the day. Event benefits the River Cities Ronald McDonald House. (304) 523-4857.
For more information, call (304) 525-7333, or visit wvvisit.org.
THE UPSTAIRS GALLERY
Fridays, 5:30 to 8 p.m. — First Friday art walk.
Gallery and framing hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and by appointment. The Upstairs Gallery has new art and gifts available from its 25 area artists.
1428 Winchester Ave., Ashland. The Thoroughbred Gallery is at 1430 Winchester Ave., Ashland.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call Barbara at (606) 325-2470 or (304) 633-4401 or visit yessy.com/TUG.
‰Sept. 27 and 28, — Annual Jesse Stuart Weekend at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park. Features include, a performance by Scott Miller and the students of the Appalachian School of Music, a bus tour of W-Hollow, a tour of the JSF headquarters in Ashland, and a drama based on Stuart’s works “Old Ben.” For room reservations, call the park at (606) 473-7324.
‰Readers will meet at 5:45 p.m. last Tuesday of the month. September selection is “The Truest Pleasure” by Robert Morgan.
‰The Jesse Stuart Room features Stuart memorabilia, rare books and collectible items.
‰The Leming Art Gallery features works by area artists and photographs by William “Pictureman” Mullins.
‰The JSF Book Store offers a wide variety of new, used and collectible books; fine art prints; vintage linens; JSF t-shirts; Granville Pottery; jewelry from the Gastineau Studio in Berea; The Kentucky Explorer magazine; Ruth Hunt’s “Blue Monday” candy bars, and Mom Blakeman’s Cream Pulled Candy, assorted and sugar-free chocolates, and bourbon balls. Also featured are books in the “Images of America” series of local pictorial histories.
‰The Young Readers’ Corner features Jesse Stuart’s junior books as well as books for children by Billy C. Clark and other regional authors; books in the “Childhood of Famous Americans” series; and resources for teachers of reading.
The Jesse Stuart Foundation is at 1645 Winchester Ave. in Ashland and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call (606) 326-1667, visit jsfbooks.com, or friend us on Facebook.