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June 2020

Sunday Fundays

June 21 @ 7:00 am - September 6 @ 7:00 am

Play all day and enjoy the best of Oglebay for less than $10 per person every Sunday through Labor Day! Activity Wristbands include: Crispin Center Outdoor Pool & Fountains of Fun Oglebay Good Zoo and Train Ride Admission Aerial Challenge Course Miniature Golf Par 3 Golf Fishing at Schenk Lake Pedal Boating, Aqua Cycles & Kayaks at Schenk Lake Trolley Rides Tennis Court Rentals & Pickle Ball Bike Rentals Glass Museum Admission Mansion Museum Admission Schrader Environmental Center Nature Programs…

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July 2020

WV Freedom Festival 2020

July 1 @ 12:00 pm - July 4 @ 12:00 pm

The City of Logan will hold their annual WV Freedom Festival from July 1 - July 4, 2020 in downtown Logan!  More details coming soon!

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Evening Yoga in the Garden

July 2 @ 7:00 am

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we practice. This hour-long practice will teach breathing techniques to relax and build heat within our bodies, yoga postures to strengthen and lengthen our muscles and guided relaxation to help calm the mind, body, and spirit. As part of our COVID-19 response, classes will be taught outside only, and are therefore weather dependant.  Classes are currently limited to 9 participants, pre-registration…

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Independence Day Celebration

July 2 @ 12:00 pm - July 5 @ 12:00 pm

Celebrate Independence Day at Oglebay in Wheeling, WV with live entertainment, face painting, balloon art, inflatable rides, an unforgettable fireworks display and more.   Schedule of Events THURSDAY, JULY 2 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Live Steel Drum Performance – Schenk Lake Join us at Schenk Lake for the Caribbean sounds of Josh Garrett on the steel drums. Enjoy pedal boats, fishing, walking trails, or grab an ice cream at The Schenk Lake Boathouse as you kick back to the tropical…

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Friday Family Walk

July 3 @ 10:00 am

Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone on the first Friday of each month for a short story followed by a walk around the Garden concluding with a simple craft. This easy, casual walk is a great way for children and their caretakers to get outside and enjoy nature and the company of others. The trail will accommodate “off road” strollers. All ages. Free for WVBG members. $15 per family suggested donation. Group sizes are limited, and pre-registration is required.  …

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Big Air Blob Competition

July 4
ACE Adventure Resort, 1 Concho Rd., Oak Hill, WV 25879 United States

Gather at Wonderland Water Park for the 10th Annual Big Air Blob Competition. Fireworks won’t be the only thing rocketing skyward on Independence Day. Teams of two will compete for the most outrageous blob of the day. Judges will score up to 10 points per blob based on form, height or just sheer craziness. Cash Prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners! When you check-in be sure to ask for details at the ACE Welcome Center. It's FREE to…

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Independence Celebration

July 4 @ 6:30 am

Ripley's 150th Independence Celebration is a 2-day event that features the Grand Parade, live entertainment and fireworks. The event is known as 'America's Largest Small-Town Independence Celebration.' The entertainment stage is being situated in the Academy Drive Plaza. Spectators may view the free concerts from a drive-in theater arrangement. July 3 shows feature classic rock by U.S. Kids at 6:30 p.m. and Rick K & The Allnighters at 8 p.m. On the Fourth of July, the noon Grand Parade route is…

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Sunday Funday Summer Concert Series

July 5 @ 7:00 am - September 6 @ 7:00 am

Join us at Oglebay’s Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater for an evening of family fun and live entertainment every Sunday evening through Labor Day! The Sunday Funday Summer Concert Series features 10 performances from across the musical spectrum ranging from national Beatles tribute band Hard Days Night to the bluegrass sounds of Grammy-winning Michael Cleveland & The Flame Keepers. The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. with dinner concessions, food trucks, an ice cream sundae bar, and kids activities in the Formal Gardens. Entertainment begins at…

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Wheeling Heritage Car Show

July 5 @ 11:00 am

Over 100 cars will be on display overlooking the Ohio River at Wheeling Heritage Port. Sponsored by the City of Wheeling.

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Morning Yoga in the Garden

July 8 @ 9:00 am

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class, $60 for series for WVBG members, $15/class, $78 for series for non-members. As part of our COVID-19 response, classes will be taught outside only, and are therefore weather…

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Evening Yoga in the Garden

July 9 @ 7:00 am

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we practice. This hour-long practice will teach breathing techniques to relax and build heat within our bodies, yoga postures to strengthen and lengthen our muscles and guided relaxation to help calm the mind, body, and spirit. As part of our COVID-19 response, classes will be taught outside only, and are therefore weather dependant.  Classes are currently limited to 9 participants, pre-registration…

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Forest Herbs Weekend

July 10 - July 11
Yew Mountain Center, 9494 Lobelia Road, Hillsboro, WV 24946 United States

Spend hours in the forest and learn identification, ecology and lore of local medicinal plants. Back at the lodge, learn how to prepare tinctures and other preparations with responsibly collected plant material. Participate in our forest farming project.

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Nature Photography for Teens

July 11 @ 10:00 am

Look beyond the smartphone and learn how to take photos with a real digital camera (cameras provided or bring your own). Local photographer Dave Smaldone will teach participants how to use simple settings on a digital camera, give compositional tips, and encourage seeing creatively in a variety of natural settings. Beginner and intermediate photographers ages 13-18. $15 for WVBG members; $25 for non-members. REGISTER HERE * This workshop is part of our Arts in the Garden series, which is funded through…

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Young Birders Walk

July 12 @ 10:00 am

It's never too early to become a birder! This walk will introduce children of all ages and their parents to the wonder and joy of birds and bird watching. Bring binoculars and a bird guide if you have them. This walk is offered in conjunction with the West Virginia Young Birders Club and will be led by Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia’s Director Katie Fallon. All ages. Free. Please register online at: https://www.wvbg.org/programs/events/

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Morning Yoga in the Garden

July 15 @ 9:00 am

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class, $60 for series for WVBG members, $15/class, $78 for series for non-members. As part of our COVID-19 response, classes will be taught outside only, and are therefore weather…

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Evening Yoga in the Garden

July 16 @ 7:00 am

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we practice. This hour-long practice will teach breathing techniques to relax and build heat within our bodies, yoga postures to strengthen and lengthen our muscles and guided relaxation to help calm the mind, body, and spirit. As part of our COVID-19 response, classes will be taught outside only, and are therefore weather dependant.  Classes are currently limited to 9 participants, pre-registration…

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Achieve Connected Focus in Everyday Life

July 20 @ 6:00 am

A fully connected focus is a complete, positive connection with an experience, learning opportunity, performance, action or interaction. The type of focus we have affects everything we do, experience and accomplish in life. Unfortunately, many of us have not had the opportunity to learn to focus in positive and connected ways, leading to difficulties in learning, performing, and interacting with others. In this workshop led by Mental Performance Coach Maria-Jose Ramirez, PhD, you will learn how you can focus more…

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ForestCraft

July 22 - July 24
Yew Mountain Center, 9494 Lobelia Road, Hillsboro, WV 24946 United States

Explore primitive woodland skills with expert presenters. Each day has a theme: fire, food, and fiber. Hands on activities include primitive fire making, wild foraging and food preparation, cordage and weaving.  Suitable for unaccompanied children ages 7-18, and adults who wish to participate with younger children or on their own. Come for the day, or spend the night and do the whole program.

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Morning Yoga in the Garden

July 22 @ 9:00 am

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class, $60 for series for WVBG members, $15/class, $78 for series for non-members. As part of our COVID-19 response, classes will be taught outside only, and are therefore weather…

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Evening Yoga in the Garden

July 23 @ 7:00 am

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we practice. This hour-long practice will teach breathing techniques to relax and build heat within our bodies, yoga postures to strengthen and lengthen our muscles and guided relaxation to help calm the mind, body, and spirit. As part of our COVID-19 response, classes will be taught outside only, and are therefore weather dependant.  Classes are currently limited to 9 participants, pre-registration…

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Wheeling Wine Fest

July 25 @ 5:00 am

Wheeling Wine Fest 2020 will be back this year at Wheeling`s Heritage Port on Saturday, July 25th. Wineries from all over the tri-state area will be at this year`s festival, as well as different varieties of beers! Come and enjoy different food vendors, merchant and craft vendors, and premier entertainment! VIP entrance starts at 3 P.M. and General Admission starts at 5 P.M. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wheeling-wine-fest-2020-tickets-84544170891?fbclid=IwAR1SRikiw9-_WQT3BdXsAHzVtuL5EMX9Qb7F7SJ7PMmTxsucExzp636_jAI

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Mushroom Foray

July 25 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Yew Mountain Center, 9494 Lobelia Road, Hillsboro, WV 24946 United States

Follow our expert mushroom hunters, cultivators, and cooks as they lead participants in a mushroom foray. Discover the beauty and diversity of fungi in the forest. Back at the lodge, identify species using spore prints and microscopes.  In the evening, enjoy a mushroom dinner with live music.

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Summer in the Mountains Arts & Crafts Festival

July 25 @ 11:00 am

37 local artists and artisans gather to bring you the best in original art, crafts, and food. From candles, soaps, to pottery, jewelry, jams, honey, there will be a great selection of keepsake gifts for all. Saturday, July 25th: 11am to 6pm Free admission.There will be plenty of room for us to space artists out to maintain social distancing, plenty of hand sanitizer, masks encouraged but not required, and of course, if you're not feeling well or not comfortable, we'll…

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Appalachian Outpost Grand Opening Summer Shindig

July 25 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Appalachian Outpost, Rita Mall Road, Lyburn, WV 25654 United States

The Appalachian Outpost grand opening celebration/inaugural summer shindig will be held on July 25, 2020!  We are thrilled to have country hitmakers and West Virginia’s very own The Davisson Brothers open the show at 7:00 p.m. for country superstar Craig Morgan. Admission is FREE!  Bring your own chairs!  No coolers or outside food and beverages will be allowed. Food and beverage vendors will be on site! Stay tuned for additional show information!

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Morning Yoga in the Garden

July 29 @ 9:00 am

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class, $60 for series for WVBG members, $15/class, $78 for series for non-members. As part of our COVID-19 response, classes will be taught outside only, and are therefore weather…

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Evening Yoga in the Garden

July 30 @ 7:00 am

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we practice. This hour-long practice will teach breathing techniques to relax and build heat within our bodies, yoga postures to strengthen and lengthen our muscles and guided relaxation to help calm the mind, body, and spirit. As part of our COVID-19 response, classes will be taught outside only, and are therefore weather dependant.  Classes are currently limited to 9 participants, pre-registration…

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August 2020

Insect Walk

August 1 @ 10:30 am

Join Sue Olcott, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources wildlife diversity biologist, as we go in search of winged wonders. Learn to identify butterflies at the butterfly garden and watch for other jewels of the sky as we walk the reservoir trail. This walk is dependent upon warm dry weather. All ages. Free for WVBG members, $15 non-members.   Register online at www.wvbg.org

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Close to Home: Climate Change Impacts at WVBG

August 2 @ 2:00 am

Most people know that the consequences of climate change include rising oceans, hungry polar bears, and massive wildfires, but do you know how West Virginia will be impacted by our changing climate? Come for a walk through Tibbs Run Preserve with wildlife biologist and WVU PhD student Sara Crayton and learn about how climate change is affecting West Virginia's wetlands, trees, insects, and wildlife. Free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members.   Register online at www.wvbg.org  

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Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays

August 4 @ 7:00 am - August 18 @ 7:00 am

Enjoy free, live music in Warwood’s Garden Park! Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling. No alcohol permitted by law at any of these events. No smoking permitted on any City Property by order of the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Board. All programs subject to change without notice. In case of inclement weather, concerts may be rescheduled or canceled. For additional information visit www.WheelingWV.gov or call the City of Wheeling at 304-234-6432 or 304-234-3617.

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Waterfront Wednesdays

August 5 @ 7:00 am - August 26 @ 7:00 am

Enjoy free, live music at Wheeling Heritage Port! August 5 – Eli and the Mojo Kings (Variety featuring Brass) August 12 – Twice as Nice (Dance/Pop/R&B) August 19 – 1170 (Southern/Country/Rock) August 26 – Wheeling Symphony on the GO (Jazz/Orchestra Ensemble) For more information, visit our calendar at www.WheelingWV.gov. No Alcohol permitted by law at any of these events. No Smoking on city property by order of the Wheeling-Ohio Co. Health Board. No Pets permitted in the Heritage Port seating area. Folding chairs permitted…

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Morning Yoga in the Garden

August 5 @ 9:00 am

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class, $60 for series for WVBG members, $15/class, $78 for series for non-members. As part of our COVID-19 response, classes will be taught outside only, and are therefore weather…

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Evening Yoga in the Garden

August 6 @ 7:00 am

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we practice. This hour-long practice will teach breathing techniques to relax and build heat within our bodies, yoga postures to strengthen and lengthen our muscles and guided relaxation to help calm the mind, body, and spirit. As part of our COVID-19 response, classes will be taught outside only, and are therefore weather dependant.  Classes are currently limited to 9 participants, pre-registration…

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Rock ‘n Roll Doo Wop Vol. 19

August 7 @ 7:00 am

The Ninteenth volume of the Capitol Theatre’s Rock and Roll Doo Wop, this show will feature: Bobby Rydell The Duprees Shirley Alston Reeves – Original Lead Singer of the Shirelles The Vogues

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Friday Family Walk

August 7 @ 10:00 am

Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone on the first Friday of each month for a short story followed by a walk around the Garden concluding with a simple craft. This easy, casual walk is a great way for children and their caretakers to get outside and enjoy nature and the company of others. The trail will accommodate “off road” strollers. All ages. Free for WVBG members. $15 per family suggested donation. Group sizes are limited, and pre-registration is required.  …

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Art Gallery Exhibition: Back to Our Routes

August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia, 1 Tamarack Park, Beckley, WV 25801 United States

This exhibition highlights our states adventurous destinations and the enchanted environment that surrounds it. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and refreshment provided by Tamarack.

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Rock Painting for Kids

August 9 @ 2:00 am

Be a rock artist! Learn about the rock-painting trend. Paint rocks to keep or to drop in your community, spread inspiration, and see where they turn up! This program is being offered in conjunction with the Cheat Area Public Library. Wear clothes suitable for painting. Open to children of all ages with an accompanying adult. $5/child. REGISTER HERE

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Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays, Too

August 11 @ 7:00 am - August 25 @ 7:00 am

Enjoy free, live music at the Amphitheater in Wheeling Park! Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling. No alcohol permitted, by law, at any of these events. No smoking permitted, by orders of the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Board. All programs subject to change without notice. In case of inclement weather, concerts may be held in the White Palace. For additional information visit www.WheelingWV.gov or call the City of Wheeling at 304-234-6432 or 304-234-3617.

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Morning Yoga in the Garden

August 12 @ 9:00 am

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class, $60 for series for WVBG members, $15/class, $78 for series for non-members. As part of our COVID-19 response, classes will be taught outside only, and are therefore weather…

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Summerfest

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - August 15 @ 10:00 pm
South Charleston Mound, 7th Avenue & D Street, South Charleston, WV 25303 United States

Summerfest 2020 Catch the Coolest Concerts in West Virginia! A summer tradition around the Mound on "D" Street & 7th Avenue in South Charleston. Join us for 4 amazing days of concerts beginning on Wednesday, August 12th ending on Saturday, August 15th with our GRAND Fireworks display. FREE cotton candy, sno cones, face painting and inflatables provided for children. Each night we have dance contests for children & adults. The Summerfest Car Show will be Saturday, August 15, 9 am - 3 pm.…

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Evening Yoga in the Garden

August 13 @ 7:00 am

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we practice. This hour-long practice will teach breathing techniques to relax and build heat within our bodies, yoga postures to strengthen and lengthen our muscles and guided relaxation to help calm the mind, body, and spirit. As part of our COVID-19 response, classes will be taught outside only, and are therefore weather dependant.  Classes are currently limited to 9 participants, pre-registration…

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Wonderland Waterpark DJ Dance Party

August 15
ACE Adventure Resort, 1 Concho Rd., Oak Hill, WV 25879 United States

Play at Wonderland Waterpark through the night for our first annual Wonderland Waterpark DJ Dance Party! Wonderland Waterpark will host an after dark DJ Dance Party on August 15. Bring your friends and float or play hard at the Waterpark. A DJ will be present to crank out tunes to keep the fun going, & a full light show will play across the lake. Since you’ll be out late, why not check out our cabins or camping options, and make…

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Mountaineer Brewfest

August 15 @ 4:00 am

The SEVENTH annual Mountaineer Brewfest, a celebration of West Virginia’s finest craft and microbrews, will be held Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the Heritage Port in Wheeling, Early Bird tickets on sale June 1st thru July 31st, prices increase starting August 1st! Only 1800 general admission tickets and 200 VIP tickets will be sold. General admission includes 10 samples, commemorative mug, and great entertainment. In addition to the general admission items, the VIP ticket includes an invitation to our Thursday…

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Tomato Fest

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
WVU Kearneysville Tree Fruit Research & Education Center, 67 Apple Harvest Lane, Kearneysville, WV 25430 United States+ Google Map

The 2020 Tomato Fest is presented by the Berkeley-Jefferson Extension Master and will feature a tomato tasting content, tomato and gardening exhibits, activities for kids, food concession, bake sale and more. Call 304-264-1936 to enter your home-grown tomatoes in the contest.

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Morning Yoga in the Garden

August 19 @ 9:00 am

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class, $60 for series for WVBG members, $15/class, $78 for series for non-members. As part of our COVID-19 response, classes will be taught outside only, and are therefore weather…

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Evening Yoga in the Garden

August 20 @ 7:00 am

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we practice. This hour-long practice will teach breathing techniques to relax and build heat within our bodies, yoga postures to strengthen and lengthen our muscles and guided relaxation to help calm the mind, body, and spirit. As part of our COVID-19 response, classes will be taught outside only, and are therefore weather dependant.  Classes are currently limited to 9 participants, pre-registration…

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Movie Night + Trolley Rides

August 21 @ 8:30 am

Trolley Rides • 8:30PM Movie: “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” • 9:30PM Held at Wheeling Heritage Port Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling. No alcohol permitted by law at any of these events. No smoking permitted on any City Property by order of the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Board. All programs subject to change without notice. In case of inclement weather, movies may be rescheduled or canceled. For additional information visit www.wheelingwv.gov or call the City of Wheeling at 304-234-6432…

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New River Gorgeous Trail Run

August 22 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
ACE Adventure Resort, 1 Concho Rd., Oak Hill, WV 25879 United States

Join ACE Adventure Resort for the 18th Annual New River Gorge-ous Trail Run & Walk. Choose between three race options including a half-marathon, 10K run, or a 5 mile walk. All the courses wander through deep hardwood forests and offer spectacular views of the New River and the historic town of Thurmond. And yes, prizes are awarded!

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Wildflower Walk

August 22 @ 10:00 am

With local naturalist Ellen Hrabovsky, we will explore the plethora of summer wildflowers found around the reservoir basin. A wildflower book is helpful. All ages. Free for WVBG members,$15 non-members. Register online at wvbg.org.

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Ohio Valley Pride Festival

August 22 @ 12:00 pm - August 23 @ 12:00 pm

Join us for our 4th Annual Pride Festival held at Wheeling Heritage Port. Hours: Fri, August 22nd noon-10pm Sat, August 23rd noon-10pm If you're interested in being a vendor please visit OhioValleyPride.org For more information or questions please email [email protected] or call 304-905-9488.

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Drawing Flowers in Graphite

August 23 @ 2:00 am

Join artist/illustrator Linda S. Gribko to learn to draw expressive and realistic flowers using simple graphite drawing techniques. You’ll learn how to recognize the simple shapes that make up an alstroemeria bloom, how to block out your drawing, and use shading to render form and volume.  Then add the small details and personal flourishes that make a botanical drawing unique and lively. Most suitable for beginners and intermediate artists, although more advanced artists are also welcome. Basic drawing materials and…

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