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Arts, crafts, music … and bacon Tamarack offers additional reasons to visit. A dinner the- ater series runs from late June to mid-October, and this year’s schedule includes “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “King Lear.” And when the breakfast buffet nourishment is long gone, groups can think about food again in connection with Tamarack’s Culinary Dinner Series. This summer’s once-a-month evening events focus on wine pairings (July), farm-to-table (August) and New Orleans-style seafood (September). New this year is Hands-on Tamarack, a program of intimate instruction in the arts, with classes ranging from woodwork- ing and jewelry making to pottery and culinary arts. The sessions are taught in on-site studios that were renovated to accommodate instruction. For more information about Tamarack, visit tamarackwv.com or email Kathy Murray, sales manager, at kmurray@ tamarackwv.com. Located beside Beckley on Interstate 64 in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, Tamarack is the nation’s first retail showcase for West Virginia handmade goods and art. The facility, with its striking, peaked red roof and attractive grounds, opened in 1996 and added a conference center in 2001. It was another addition, though, that led to a change of operations at Tamarack. “We added an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, and it has been really popular,” says Norma Accord, marketing manager. “We had been limiting our hours during the winter because of reduced visitation, but this past winter we maintained regular hours to accommodate the breakfast crowd.” After guests have sampled farm-fresh eggs, bacon, pan-fried trout and biscuits and gravy (for about $10), they can browse through Tamarack’s artisan-made specialty items: jewelry, pottery, furniture, outdoor décor, musical instruments, foods and candies, and a variety of fine art and crafts. Groups can also tap toes to live music and visit art galleries, including an open-air exhibit space. Retail products made by local artisans include apparel, furniture, crafts and fine art. 䌀栀愀琀琀愀渀漀漀最愀 椀猀 渀攀猀琀氀攀搀 愀氀漀渀最 琀栀攀 戀愀渀欀猀 漀昀 琀栀攀 吀攀渀渀攀猀猀攀攀 刀椀瘀攀爀 愀渀搀 猀甀爀爀漀甀渀搀攀搀 戀礀 猀挀攀渀椀挀 戀攀愀甀琀礀Ⰰ 椀渀挀氀甀搀椀渀最  栀椀猀琀漀爀椀挀 䰀漀漀欀漀甀琀 䴀漀甀渀琀愀椀渀⸀  圀攀 愀爀攀 攀愀猀礀 琀漀 ǻ渀搀 樀甀猀琀 漀û 漀昀 䤀ⴀ㜀㔀Ⰰ 䤀ⴀ㈀㐀 愀渀搀 䤀ⴀ㔀㤀⸀ 夀漀甀爀 最爀漀甀瀀猀 挀愀渀 攀砀瀀氀漀爀攀 漀甀爀  爀攀瘀椀琀愀氀椀稀攀搀 爀椀瘀攀爀昀爀漀渀琀Ⰰ 眀漀爀氀搀ⴀ昀愀洀漀甀猀 愀琀琀爀愀挀琀椀漀渀猀Ⰰ 爀椀挀栀 栀椀猀琀漀爀礀Ⰰ 最爀攀愀琀 爀攀猀琀愀甀爀愀渀琀猀 戀甀爀猀琀椀渀最 眀椀琀栀 氀漀挀愀氀 ˻愀瘀漀爀猀⸀  ⨀匀瀀攀渀搀 愀琀 氀攀愀猀琀 漀渀攀 渀椀最栀琀 愀渀搀 礀漀甀爀 愀搀甀氀琀 最爀漀甀瀀猀 最攀琀 䘀刀䔀䔀 䴀漀漀渀倀椀攀猀Ⰰ 樀甀猀琀 最椀瘀攀 甀猀 愀 挀愀氀氀⸀  匀攀攀 礀漀甀 椀渀  䌀栀愀琀琀愀渀漀漀最愀 ⸀ ⸀ ⸀ 琀栀椀猀 礀攀愀爀℀ 䌀栀愀琀琀愀渀漀漀最愀䘀甀渀⸀挀漀洀 猀猀爀攀攀猀䀀挀栀愀琀琀愀渀漀漀最愀挀瘀戀⸀挀漀洀 㐀㈀㌀⼀㜀㔀㘀ⴀ㠀㘀㠀㜀 砀 ㌀ ㌀㤀 NTAonline.com 37