Adventure Advisory: Shamrocks, Shows and Snow

The Adventure Advisory, prepared and distributed by Wild, Wonderful West Virginia (GoToWV), highlights some of the many activities happening across the Mountain State. Additional listings are posted at www.GoToWV.com. Event organizers and promoters are encouraged to submit items electronically at http://GoToWV.com/partners/.

March 4-6: Celtic Calling, Charleston

304-470-0489; http://www.celticcalling.org/welcome.html

Celtic Calling brings the spirit of small-town festivals in Ireland and Scotland to Charleston. Enjoy music and dance or cooking classes with classic recipes. Watch sporting events and learn about the history of Scots-Irish  immigration.

March 5: Classic Plastics Toy & Comic Expo, Parkersburg Art Center, Parkersburg

304-580-1534; 304-485-3859 (https://www.facebook.com/ClassicPlasticsToyandComicExpo/?fref=ts

Join featured guests Timothy Zahn, Kim D. M. Simmons, Black Mountain Guard and Ghostbusters West Virginia Division at this expo featuring comics, toys, artists, panels and more. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $5/person; ages 10 and under free with adult.

March 5: “Marriage, Mob & Murder,” Hawks Nest State Park, Ansted

304-658-5212; http://www.hawksnestsp.com/events.htm

The daughter of the Balconi mob family is marrying the son of the Stiletto mob family, but when young Tony Stiletto is found murdered, the accusations begin. It’s Romeo and Juliet — mob style! Cost per couple is $169 and includes overnight lodging, dinner theater and express breakfast. Overnight guests also receive tram ride tickets for use in 2016.

March 5-6: Governor’s Cup Ski Race, Canaan Resort, Davis

800-782-2775; 800-622-4121

The fastest overall man and woman will win a pair of skis and age group winners will receive West Virginia hand-crafted glass trophies. The race fee is $20 per day. Racers who register for both days will receive a complimentary T-shirt.

March 6: Natural History Snowshoe Discovery Tour, White Grass Cross Country Ski Resort, Davis

304-866-4114; http://www.whitegrass.com/events.html

Join White Grass owner and lifelong outdoorsman Chip Chase as he shares his knowledge of the area, the history of the outfitter’s relationship with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the formation of the wildlife refuge. The tour begins at 10 a.m.

March 10-13: Ballhooter Spring Break, Snowshoe Mountain, Snowshoe

877-441-438; http://www.snowshoemtn.com/events-and-activities/events-calendar.aspx

Snowshoe’s popular spring break celebration includes free concerts featuring American Authors and Lissie in the Village Plaza, competitions, games and more. The Davisson Brothers and Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will perform at Connection Nightclub.

March 11: Big Bad Wolf, Cacapon Resort State Park, Berkeley Springs

304-258-1022 ext. 5209; http://www.cacaponresort.com/events.htm

Join experts from Ironwood Wolves educational facility to learn about wolves: their behavior, family life, reproduction, diet, and their important role in the ecosystem.

March 11: Interactive Murder Dinner Theater, Chief Logan Lodge, Logan

304-855-6100; http://www.chiefloganstatepark.com/events.html

Grab a bite to eat and enjoy an interactive murder mystery performance. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Special overnight packages are available.

March 11-12: 2nd Annual Montani Semper Liberi – Music and Art at Oak Glen, Oak Glen Little Theatre, New Cumberland

304-373-7474; [email protected]; www.musicandartatoakglen.com

Enjoy live music and meet skilled area artisans, crafters and other vendors at this all-day festival.  Tickets are available for one, two or three sessions.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday.

March 11-12: Mt. Nebo St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, Mt. Nebo

304-445-5330; [email protected]

Head to the Leprechaun Ball Friday evening at 6 p.m. Then bring the kids to the parade Saturday at 1 p.m., visit craft vendors, grab a bite to eat and let the little ones have some fun at the children’s activities.

March 11-13: Snowy Luau Weekend, Timberline Resort, Davis

304-866-6318; http://www.timberlineresort.com/events.php

Pack up the family for the Snowy Luau celebration–a long standing Timberline tradition.  Festive activities, games, music and a variety of contents will complete your fun-filled weekend.

March 12-13: Greater Mountain Lakes Area Home & Garden Show, Summersville Arena, Summersville

304-880-8059; [email protected]; www.facebook.com/GMLAHG

Celebrate the Home and Garden Show’s 10th Anniversary and find inspiration for your spring projects.  From home improvement and decor to gardening and more–you’ll find it all under one roof.

March 13 and 17-20: 35th Irish Spring Festival and Irish Road Bowling, Ireland  

304-452-8962; [email protected]; www.angelfire.com/wv/irishspringfestival

Dress up for the costume contest, try your hand at Irish Road Bowling or enjoy Irish-themed food and drinks with friends at this celebration of Scots-Irish heritage and Appalachian spring.

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