To celebrate West Virginia's birthday, Tornado has extended the Coal River Group's ninth annual Tour De Coal into a three-day party called the Rock, Paddle and Roll Celebration.
The weekend kicks off from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday at the River Center in Meadowood Park. Several musicians are scheduled to perform, and there will be free kayaking lessons for children on Pettigrew Lake.
The 11-mile float trip begins at 9 a.m. Saturday in Tornado and will end at Gateway Shopping Center in St. Albans.
The inaugural antique boat show and antique and specialty car show is planned Sunday at Meadowood Park. For more information, visit www.coalrivergroup.com or call 304-722-3055.