The 4th Annual Celtic Calling takes place in Charleston, WV on March, 1st-3rd, 2019. Scottish group Heron Valley are confirmed
West Virginia and the Appalachian Mountains are a forager’s paradise. Join us for Fayetteville’s first Foraging event with our Fall Foraging Workshop & Hike on Saturday September 30th at Arrowhead Bike Farm. Fall is the perfect time to learn about the skills involved in foraging for wild food. Discover the delicacies that can be found in the woods. Roots, tubers, and shoots, greens, buds, and flowers are among the various plant structures that are available for harvesting. Follow a local legend the “Berry Man” Mitchel Dech as he leads our foraging hike. This event will be hands on exploring the trails of Arrowhead and the surrounding property to discover, discuss, and learn about edible plants in their habitats. Come prepared with comfortable shoes for moderate 2-mile hike. After the hike gather back on the deck for lunch on the bike farm. Enjoy some locally foraged snacks and tea. Interested in spending an afternoon with a great group of foragers? When: Saturday September 30th Time: 8:30 am to 1:00pm Where: Arrowhead Bike Farm Investment: $30; Lunch Included This event will take place rain or shine, and it will moderate hiking. Space for this event is limited in order to maximize the learning environment, and registration with payment in advance is required. To register, email Tabitha@visitfayettevillewv.com
The Shepherd University MBA Program will host a day-long Summit: “Re-Inventing West Virginia: Respecting the Heritage and Realizing the Future” on Saturday, March 18, 2017 on the campus of Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV. This Summit will discuss and analyze ways to overcome traditional challenges to the State in order to position and brand West Virginia as a State that is attractive, beautiful and successful. This Summit will address West Virginia’s economy as it is impacted by education, technology, energy, tourism, and marketing. Finally, utilizing these discussions and analyses, a branding forum will summarize the highlights and provide a plan for the future success of Almost Heaven, West Virginia! Four one-hour long forums will be held. Education and Technology’s Role in Re-Inventing WV Energy’s Role in Re-Inventing WV Marketing and Branding’s Role in Re-Inventing WV Tourism’s role in Re-Inventing WV For more information or to register, visit www.shepherd.edu/mba-summit.
The annual Phipps Lecture at Davis & Elkins College will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 3 in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts. The Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, professor of social ethics and Latinx studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colo., an award-winning author and scholar activist, will present the talk titled "Why They Come: Understanding the U.S. Immigration Crises." The lecture is free and open to the public. Time will be allotted for questions from the audience and a reception will take place afterward. In addition to the lecture, De La Torre will show a documentary, “Trails of Hope and Terror,” made by him and his son, Vincent De La Torre. The screening will take place at 11 a.m. November 3 in Eshleman Science Center 400. There is no admission fee and a discussion will follow.
Davis & Elkins College will host an Open House for prospective students and their families beginning at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, September 24. The tentative schedule includes opportunities to speak with members of the faculty and representatives from Athletics, Student Life, The Naylor Learning Center, Academic Affairs and Financial Planning. The day also will include a campus tour led by Student Ambassadors. Lunch, provided by College Dining Services, will be served in historic Graceland Inn & Restaurant. To register online, visit www.dewv.edu. For further information, call Admission Event Coordinator Angie Scott at 304-637-1230 or email her at email@example.com.
Join in on the third Monday of each month, February through November (except July), for the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions Discussion. This national program is designed to engage citizens in learning about the world, and it emphasizes discussion and active participation from those attending. Each participant gets briefing books that feature impartial, thought-provoking analyses on eight issues of concern to U.S. policymakers today and will then be asked to report, either individually or as part of a group, on a specific topic. Discussion leader is Gordon Lane.
Dr. Dawne Raines Burke, will speak on "John Storer: A Renaissance Man for the Nineteenth-Century Shenandoah Valley" at 7 p.m. on March 2. The talk will be in the auditorium of the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education (formerly Byrd Center for Legislative Studies). Dr. Burke's talk will kick off the Historic Shepherdstown Commission's 2016 Speakers Series. Dr. Burke is the author of "An American Phoenix: A History of Storer College from Slavery to Desegregation, 1865-1955." Her book tells the story of the first college open to African-Americans in West Virginia from its origins during Reconstruction to its closure after the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board Education decision. John Storer, a New England philanthropist, gave $10,000 to establish the school, requiring that it be open to all, regardless of race, sex or religion. Dr. Burke is an Assistant Professor of Education at Shepherd University and a native of Martinsburg. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Shepherd and her Ph.D. from Virginia Tech. The event is free and open to the public. The Byrd Center is located on King Street on the Shepherd University campus next to Scarborough Library. Parking is available on the street or behind the library.
Shepherdstown goes to the dogs with DogFest. Bring your best friends and help us shine the spotlight on rescue, adoption, education, and humane legislation. See dozens of rescue groups and shelters parade their adoptable dogs, join in the community dog show, and meet some very unusual breeds. Watch border collies work sheep, dogs of all kinds compete in flyball, and tricks and obedience demos. Shop for dog accessories in the exhibit area, grab a great meal in Shepherdstown's famed restaurants, and pick up something for yourselves in our delightful shops. ALL EVENTS ARE FREE!
Focus on your plan for an improved lifestyle in the midst of nature! The Winter Wellness Package is great for couples, friends or family members and includes lodge accommodations on Friday night, followed by a full day of wellness workshops and healthy meals on Saturday. This package starts at just $179/couple but is also available for individuals, or larger groups. You may also add Saturday night to your stay for just $109 more! Tax and resort fee not included. Package includes accommodations for Friday night only, but you may opt to add Saturday night. Not applicable to groups. Additional people may be added to the package. Call 304-269-7400 to book now!