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Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE guides your family on a breathtaking tour through pre-historic Australia. You’ll observe, meet and interact with an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs and other creatures presented in a theatrical performance that will thrill and entertain kids while stimulating their imaginations in ways that will forever connect them to their world. Brought to life by a team of skilled performers and puppeteers, and designed with the help of professional paleontologists, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO LIVE’s puppets are so extraordinarily realistic you may feel the urge to run and hide – but don’t! Because you won’t want to miss a minute of this fun, unique, entertaining and educational live show created by Erth Visual & Physical of Sydney, Australia.

STIHL Timbersports Pro Lumberjack Competition & Festival

Saturday, May 20 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Mid-Atlantic and Southern Qualifiers Sunday, May 21 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. U.S. Wood Chopping Championships Springboard Chop Standing Block Chop Stock Saw Underhand Chop Single Buck Hot Saw Over 40 of the world’s greatest lumberjacks including Matt Cogar, Arden Cogar Jr., Mel Lentz, Australia’s Laurence O’Toole and more! Hourly Prizes! Admission $9 Children 6-12 yrs $3

Laser Pink FLoyd (Dark Side of the Moon and the Wall)

General Admission for adult and children: $10

Laser Lights in the Caperton Planetarium – Laser POP!

Pop and Top 40 sensations with brand new laser light features! General Admission for adults and children: $10

Capon Springs & Farm – 85th Anniversary Celebration

Join in the 85th Anniversary Celebration of Capon Springs & Farms. Featured fun includes history tours, farm to table adventures and golf fun with Capon's new PGA pro! (including night and Flinggolf). Arrive Friday for the feast at 6 p.m. and enjoy a weekend getaway full of family friendly programs. Check out is 2 p.m. Sunday.

Dinosaur Zoo Live! at Chuck Mathena Center

Chuck Mathena Center is proud to announce the arrival of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live! in Princeton, WV! Created in Australia, this entertaining and educational theatre attraction will play at CMC on May 16 at 7pm. Don’t miss this chance to experience what life was like amongst these giant creatures 65 million years ago! Tickets are on sale now at www.chuckmathenacenter.org or by calling 304 425-5128. Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live! is an experiential theatre production which takes audiences on a prehistoric journey into a new dimension where they get to meet a menagerie of insects, mammals and dinosaurs that once roamed the planet millions of years ago. Featuring a large-scale cast of life-sized dinosaur puppets brought to life by sophisticated design, theatrical presentation and puppet mastery, these amazingly lifelike dinosaur recreations connect children to paleontology in a fun and informative setting. Children can watch and learn but also interact with the creatures in this fun and educational performance. Erths’ Dinosaur Zoo Live! is both entertaining and educational. The New York Times says, “ Eath’s Dinosaur Zoo Live! delivers solid science as well as an extraordinary spectacle!” Tickets for the show are $17 for children and $20 for adults. Groups of ten of more receive a ten percent discount. Purchase your tickets at www.chuckmathenacenter.org, by calling 304 425-5128 or drop by the Box Office at 2 Stafford Commons, Princeton, WV. Bring the whole family!

Dinosaur Day

Pan for buried fossils and learn all about dinosaurs at Mercer County's premier RV Resort.

Irish Road Bowling – Kanawha State Forest

An iron and steel small cannonball, called a “bowl” is hurled down a 1.2 mile country lane, fewest throws to the finish line wins, similar to golf. Throws can roll 250 or even 300 yards. Irish Road Bowling can be traced back to the 1600s. One story is that Dutch soldiers brought it when William of Orange came to Ireland in 1689. Another legend says that Irish patriots robbed English cannonballs and rolled them down a country lane by the light of a full moon. Faugh a Ballach! Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Team registration at 12:30 p.m. Located just seven miles south of Charleston, West Virginia, Kanawha State Forest is in close proximity to the heavily populated Kanawha Valley and is a recreational haven. For more information regarding the State Forest – Kanawha State Forest 304-558-3500. For info WVIRBA - Road Master Stephen Wallington 304-638-3224.

Davis Stuart Horse Show

Davis Stuart is hosting their second annual Open Horse Show at the WV State Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 13 -- RAIN OR SHINE! Registration begins at 10am with the show beginning at 11:00. Entry fee is $8 per class. Pay Back 1st, 2nd, 3rd. (Current negative Coggins required if out of state health certificate. Farrier will be available.) Stop by and see a great show! There is no admission fee for spectators. Food tent will be available with food and drinks for sale.

Barboursville Buckle Series

H&H Ranch and Rodeo is bringing the show on the road for the first rodeo since 1999 to be held at the Barboursville Park. This is a 5 month Buckle Series on the national circuit where riders will compete for cash and the buckle. The Barboursville Buckle Series is sponsored by Cabell Huntington Hospital and events included will be bull riding, team roping, steer riding, barrel racing, calf roping, steer wrestling, cowgirl break away, and mutton busting. A pig roast will be set up and food available for purchasing at each event as well as beverages of all sorts. Admission is free for children 5 and under. $5 for ages 6-16 and $10 for adults. This event will happen rain or shine and you are going to want to come early to get a great spot! Parking will be available at the soccer field and tractor rides available for getting to the ring. Hope to see everyone there for this exciting event!

Russian National Ballet Theater Presents Cinderella

With Russia’s finest dancers, Prokofiev’s exuberant music, sumptuous costumes, lush scenery, and comical stepsisters, this performance is a treat for audiences of all ages. The classic fairy tale tells of the virtuous and mistreated servant girl who is magically transformed by her fairy godmother allowing her to attend the grand royal ball. She captures the heart of the handsome prince, but dashes off at the stroke of midnight, leaving only her glass slipper behind.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents Out of This World DON'T MISS THE FINAL FAREWELL!

Wetland/Amphibian Walk

West Virginia University (WVU) Professor Jim Anderson will lead us to and acquaint us with the frogs, toads, and other amphibians found in a variety of wetland habitats. Be prepared to get your shoes muddy. Free for all ages. Register online at www.wvbg.org. * Registration for free programs is required by the Friday prior to the program. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Rd., Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities. Contact us at 304-322-2093 or info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

Chocolate Fest & Book Faire

From cupcakes to truffles, local and regional authors and chocolate-themed activities, visitors won't find a more decadent or enjoyable festival than the Chocolate Festival and Book Faire April 23, hosted by Main Street Martinsburg. Local businesses throughout downtown host authors for book signings and discussions, as well as display chocolate-themed specials. Guests can also tour a local chocolate shop, sample cupcakes from a cupcake competition and watch "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" throughout this day-long adventure.

Ramp Dinner/Wildflower Walk/Earth Day Celebration

Join us for the Mason Dixon Historical Park's annual buffet-style Ramp Dinner! From 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., we'll be serving up the finest ramp dinner the Appalachian Mountains have to offer. At 1:15, we will begin our wildflower walk. Suitable for all ages! Come celebrate Earth Day with us! Ramp Dinner At the Red Barn at The Mason-Dixon Historical Park features Ramps, Fried Potatoes, Soup Beans, Ham, Salad, Chicken 'n Noodles, Sausage gravy, Biscuits, Applesauce, Corn Bread, Deviled Eggs, Pickled Eggs, Cakes. Deep fried Beer Batter Ramps for $5. Cost - $10 Adult meal; $5 Age 12 & under; Free Age 5 & under with adult. Wildflower Walk - Enjoy the beauty of springtime and follow in the footsteps of history during the Wildflower Walk. The free walk will begin at 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot next to the red barn, the park's main building. •Please, no picking the wildflowers or any of the plants. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes. In case of inclement weather, the wildflower walk will be canceled. Kids fishing Rodeo www.facebook.com/events/226277717779998/ Park Hours: 10 a.m. until Dusk Office Hours: 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Friday Family Walk

Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone on the second Friday of each month for a short story followed by a walk around the Garden. 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. * Registration for free programs is required by the Friday prior to the program. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Rd., Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities. Contact us at 304-322-2093 or info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

Nature in Spring

Spring is a time of growth and renewal in the natural world. WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone will discuss what plants and animals are doing in nature and the Garden during this time of year. The program will include a slide presentation followed by a walk. All ages. Free. * Registration is required for workshops at least one week prior to the workshop. Registration for free programs is required by the Friday prior to the program. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Rd., Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities. Contact us at 304-322-2093 or info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

Woodcock Walk

LeJay Graffious will lead a search for American Woodcocks displaying over the old reservoir from sunset to dusk. Come join us to witness this amazing spectacle! Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. All ages. Free. Register online at www.wvbg.org. * Registration is required for workshops at least one week prior to the workshop. Registration for free programs is required by the Friday prior to the program. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Rd., Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities. Contact us at 304-322-2093 or info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

Let’s Go to the Stars

Meet members of the Kanawha Valley Astronomical Society and peer through telescopes to see the night sky like you've never seen it before! Cross Lanes Branch Library will be hosting this system-wide event which will take place at the KVAS Breezy Point Observatory on the grounds of Camp Virgil Tate. Crafts and refreshments will be in the lower level of the "Boone" Maxwell Lodge & Conference Center and are provided by The Friends of the Library and The Cross Lanes Library Advisory Board. Driving directions to the Breezy Point Observatory can be found at: www.kvas.org/observatory.html

16th Annual Audubon Race for the Birds

The Potomac Valley Audubon Society will hold its 16th annual "Race for the Birds!" in Shepherdstown WV on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The event will be held at the same location as last year: Wild Goose Farm at 293 Shepherd Grade Road. The farm is just across the road from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services' National Conservation Training Center. The 2017 event will include two professionally timed races—one 5 kilometers long and another 10 kilometers long. There will also be a 1-mile "Fun Run" for children under 10 years of age. In addition, adults and families who wish to walk or jog the 5K course at their own pace may do so. The 5K and 10K races will follow non-technical cross-country trails through the farm's scenic fields, rolling hills and woods. The course will be suitable for all runners. The 5K and 10K races will begin at 9:00 a.m. The children's Fun Run will be held at about 10:45 a.m. The children's Fun Run will be free. The fees for the 5K and 10K races will be $25 and $30, respectively, for those who pre-register before March 25. Same-day registration will be $5 more for both distances. Registration for the 5K and 10K races will be capped at 400 for both, so same-day registration may not be available. To register and for more information, go to the race website at www.raceforthebirds.org. You may also contact Nan Johnson at 304-870-4414 or race4birds@potomacaudubon.org.

Wheeling Nailers vs. Kalamazoo Wings

Fan Appreciation Night Gameday Promotions given away throughout the game, Blades for Grades Night 2, Flat Screen Friday (one lucky fan will win a free flat screen television), and Frosty Friday ($1 drink specials for fans ages 21 and older).

Wheeling Nailers vs. Reading Royals

Gameday Promotions: Pups 'n Pucks & Family Funday. Bring your dog to the game, Wiener Dog Races, All kids tickets are $6, Post Game Skate with the Team (all players).

RHYTHM IN THE NIGHT – THE IRISH DANCE SPECTACULAR

Experience the Irish dance phenomenon that is sweeping the country, Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular, as it returns this Spring for ‘The Celebration Tour’! Named ‘The Celebration Tour’ for achieving a multi-sellout and record-setting 2016 Spring Tour, along with becoming the fastest growing Irish dance show in the country, returns the Irish dance spectacular for its fourth consecutive U.S tour that critics and audiences alike have been raving about. Rhythm in the Night, The Irish Dance Spectacular is an epic journey derived from a tale of good versus evil with a storyline that will capture the imagination of everyone in the family and transport them to a mystical time and place of heroes and redemption. The battle scenes transcend the struggle of dark versus light as lightning fast rhythms and a thunderous world-class dance troupe display Irish dance like never before seen. Adding to the drama and excitement of the production, Rhythm in the Night features an original soundtrack that delivers an orchestral atmosphere of epic proportions. Rhythm in the Night turns an age-old art form into an exciting Irish dance spectacular the whole family can enjoy!

Egg-cellent Easter Extravaganza

Most people know the rhyme by Beatrix Potter: “Here comes Peter Cottontail, Hoppin’ down the bunny trail, Hippity, hoppity, hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way…” This year, we have decided that everyone one should have a chance to “hop down a bunny trail.” Join us for games and activities scattered around the park in a path that the bunny just might have taken once upon a time. Due to mixed reviews from our event last year, there will be no formal egg hunt, but it is not entirely out of the question that the bunny could have dropped some here or there. This event is not a race, but meant to be more of a walk with occasional challenges where participants could sometimes earn candy or a small toy. Feel free to bring a basket and a camera as we have it on good authority that the Bunny might make an appearance. Stop by any time during the event to participate. Being “on-time” is not required. https://www.facebook.com/events/267312993698361/

Maple Sugaring Day at Oglebay

EVENT DETAILS Experience the history of maple syrup production at Oglebay Institute’s annual Maple Sugaring Day. Begin by learning techniques Native Americans and early pioneers used to gather and make maple syrup as you are guided from station to station along the trials. Modern methods of sap collection will also be demonstrated. Finish your tour with a hot pancake breakfast in the Camp Russel dining hall. The 40 minute tours depart every half hour beginning at 9 a.m. from Camp Russel in Oglebay. Last tour leaves at 12:30 p.m. Advance registration is encouraged. Most sessions sell-out. $10/$8.50 OI members (per person). Group rates are available. Register online at www.oionline.com or call 304-242-6855.

The Shriner’s Circus

Show Times: 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Producer Jody Jordan and The Osiris Shriners have gathered a superb collection of artists and animals from around the world that are sure to amuse and thrill at the same time with aerialists, acrobats, rare, white tigers, and of course, funny clowns. In addition to that the show will include our amazing circus elephants, "The Gentle Giants". You won't want to miss all of the excitement.

The Annual West Virginia Model Train and Toy Show

The show will feature many operating Model Railroad Layouts from some of the finest train modelers in the country.There will be several collections of railroad memorabilia and collectible toys and antiques.This event will feature a hundred or more dealer tables with items for sale. The event will also have a hands on Geo trax for children of all ages and Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise and collectibles for sale. There will also be food for sale during the show for the public. The Admission prices for the show is, adults $5.00, children 3-12 $1.00. Show Hours on Friday are from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 304-543-2323,you can email us at kumodelrailroaders@gmail.com

Friday Family Walk

Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone on the second Friday of each month for a short story followed by a walk around the Garden. 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. This is an all ages event and it is free to register at www.wvbg.org. * Registration is required for workshops at least one week prior to the workshop. Registration for free programs is required by the Friday prior to the program. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Rd., Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities. Contact us at 304-322-2093 or info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

Wild Thing Weekend

Come get wild on the slopes at Canaan Valley Resort. Plenty of family fun activities and contest scheduled throughout the weekend. This annual event includes various contests, races, cook-outs, live entertainment, and “The Infamous Pond Jump” and Sunday Rail Jam. Let’s get “WILD” this weekend!

Harlem Globetrotters

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action packed 2017 World Tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. New this season, the Globetrotters will debut basketball’s first 4-point line. The 4-point line will be located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability). Admission: $15 - $67.50

Showmasters Gun Show

Come join us for the Showmasters Gun Show. Admission: General: $7.00; Children under 12: FREE. ​Saturday admission is also good for Sunday. Tickets can only be purchased Cash Only the day of the show at the door! Hours: Sat: 9:00AM – 5:00PM; Sun: 9:00AM – 4:00PM.

It’s Christmas Again Holiday Family Concert

Get in the holiday spirit and bring the whole family to a great concert with MAC Glee, a community chorus sponsored by the MAC: Monongalia Arts Center. Special guest entertainment with STEEL AWAY steel drum band. Lively, fun, sure to be a great toe tapping time!

Way Back Weekend- Christmas Village

Celebrate the most wonderful time of year, as the village brings you West Virginia’s best artisans in woodworking, spinning, soap making, and so much more. Plenty of song, laughter, and joy for the entire family! *WBW's events include: museum tours, wagon rides, petting zoo, food for purchase and other hands-on farm fun!

Holiday of Lights Festival – Bluefield

Drive through 40-plus acres of Christmas lights and celebrate the season underneath a candy cane canopy of lights. Various scenes, all created in Christmas lights, are spread throughout the city park. Weekend events include visits from Santa, walking tours and local choirs. The Holiday of Lights opens Thanksgiving evening and runs through December 31. Sunday-Thursday: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Marshall vs. Mid Tennessee Football

The Marshall Thundering Herd take on Middle Tennessee at Joan C. Edwards Stadium! Kick off at 7 p.m. - Visit www.herdzone.com for tickets and additional information.

Capon Springs Closing Weekend Celebration

Join us this November for an extra weekend getaway, November 10-13. Come Thursday and help us celebrate Veterans Day on Friday morning. Stay for the rest of the weekend and enjoy an early family Thanksgiving holiday. While we have had several opening weekend parties, this is our first ever closing celebration! Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis. Complete 3-night package rate: $418 per adult* from Thursday dinner through Sunday brunch (with all taxes and gratuities). All kids under age 13 are FREE in a room shared with 2 adults! ($352 per adult in rooms with shared bath). *Thursday night only with a special Veterans Day program on Friday morning: $118 & $102 per adult Friday to Sunday package: $300 & $250 per adult Gather with a group which averages 150 adults for both Friday and Saturday nights to reserve closing weekend: Friday, November 11 to Sunday, November 13 BONUS: Reserve OR find a group by June 1st for the above dates and receive a FREE TWO NIGHT STAY FOR TWO ADULTS anytime in 2016!

The Hoppers in AMT’s Southern Gospel Series

The traditional Southern Gospel sound of the Hoppers has made them one of Gospel music’s most acclaimed and awarded family recording groups. This family is a favorite at AMT, having sold out every time they’ve appeared on the AMT stage. For handicap accessible seating, please call our box office at 800-943-3670. Seats marked with FC before the seat number are padded folding chairs. Visit our website or call 304-630-3040 for tickets or vacation packages.

Way Back Weekend- Hot Fuel

The heat is on! Learn all about the fire that fueled 19th Century Appalachian progress. Get up close with glass making, pottery firing, and engage your senses in a live Blacksmith shop! *WBW's also includes museum tours, wagon rides, petting zoo, food for purchase and other hands-on farm fun. info@heritagefarmmuseum.com

Pre-Halloween Close-up Magic at Capon Springs

Life is an illusion. After 40 years of travelling all over the world and sharing his talents for the impossible, Will Slade was inducted into the Magic Circle in 2008. He has been retired from USSS since 1987. When he is not performing, Will spends his time farming his Howard County, MD land. Enjoy a front row seat for this intimate, personal experience of close up magic, while escaping to the magical world of Capon Springs & Farms. Package includes: lodging, three made from scratch meals, all taxes and tips, resort privileges (except for personal golf and spa services). There are three sessions with only 20 slots available for each session so reserve by October 1st. Reserve a spot by emailing Jonathan@caponsprings.net for 4 p.m. or 8 p.m. Thursday, or 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Friday.

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver in AMT’s Bluegrass Concert Series

When it comes to traditional bluegrass music, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are the real deal. He is a legend in the bluegrass music world, and has become a real favorite at AMT. With nearly 40 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are 7-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year. For handicap accessible seating, please call our box office at 800-943-3670. Seats marked with FC before the seat number are padded folding chairs. Visit our website or call 304.630.3040 for tickets or vacation packages.

Marshall vs. Charlotte Football

The Marshall Thundering Herd take on Charlotte at Joan C. Edwards Stadium! Kick off at 5:30 p.m. - Visit www.herdzone.com for tickets and additional information.

WV Turkey Festival & Pageant

8:30a - 2p - Craft and food vendors – (Old Mathias schoolhouse) 10a - 2p Car Show 1 P.M. - Turkey Shoot 4-7 P.M. - Turkey Dinner 7:30 P.M. - WV Turkey Pageant - Name Turkey Grower of the Year

Wheeling Symphony presents “The Music of John Williams: STAR WARS & More!”

Contemporary American classical composer, John Williams has written some of the most popular music of the modern era. His themes echo in our collective consciousness and remind us of the powerful role music plays in the movies. From the Jedi and Storm Trooper themes of STAR WARS, to the magic of HARRY POTTER, and the action of unlikely hero INDIANA JONES, John Williams’ music will delight and entertain the entire family. Join Maestro André Raphel and your very own Wheeling Symphony Orchestra for this exciting concert! Fun for the Whole Family, Costumes Encouraged!

Stuffed Animal Taxidermy

Are your bedroom walls boring? Spice them up with some stuffed animal taxidermy! Our Teen Services Librarian will teach you how to turn a stuffed animal into a unique piece of wall art. Bring your own stuffed animal or use one provided by the library. Class size is limited. Registration opens Oct. 1. http://bit.ly/2bg1PIZ

Marshall vs. Florida Atlantic Football

The Marshall Thundering Herd take on Florida Atlantic at Joan C. Edwards Stadium! Kick off has not been anounced. - Visit www.herdzone.com for tickets and additional information.

Miller’s Nightmare Haunted Farm

Miller's Nightmare is a full, extensive haunted farm and Halloween event. We offer food, games, bonfires, music and a haunted farm to explore. The haunted farm features a mysterious hayride which transports guests from the first farm to the second farm. From there, guests must wind their way through a pitch black corn maze with with inhabitants inflicted with a plethora of ailments. Then they venture into a forest of even darker night, only to find more fright. Hours: ticket sales begin at 6:30 p.m. and end at 10 p.m. Dates: Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, and 31.

Boo at the Zoo Oglebay Park

At Oglebay's Good Zoo there will be eight stations where kids can stop and have their bags filled with treats, also there will be a spooky train ride for everyone to enjoy. The "spooky- special" will provide a haunting ride complete with eerie sights and sounds.

West Virginia Botanic Garden Fall Children’s Festival

October Apple Whiskey Fest and Cook-out

While the autumn days are still warm and the nights start to cool there will be Bluegrass and New Grass Music , a cook-out (BBQ), fresh apple cider, apple whiskey and a new batch of Apple Brandy among other spirits to taste.

Way Back Weekend- Cast Iron CookOff

Bring the appetite as smoky scents of cast iron cooking will fill the Farm! Area Chefs faceoff in this regional competition and you experience how our Appalachian ancestors used an open fire to turn raw foods into the finest cuisine. *WBW's include event listed, museum tours, wagon rides, petting zoo, food for purchase and other hands-on farm fun!

Tony Bennett at the Keith Albee

Tony Bennett is one of a handful of artists to have new albums charting in the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and now in the first two decades of the 21st century. He has toured the world to sold out audiences with rave reviews whenever he performs. With seventeen Grammy Awards and seven Emmy Awards, he has sold over 50 million records worldwide. Today Tony Bennett's artistry and accomplishments are applauded here at home and all over the world from people from 12 to 90 years old. Visit http://www.marshall.edu/muartistseries or call 304-696-3326 for more information. Tickets available at http://www.ticketmaster.com.

Ohio River Festival of Books

The Ohio River Festival of Books, September 26 – October 1, offers a week of literary presentations and programming to the public in local schools, library branches, and retirement communities. Our goal is to bring books to life and create a life-long commitment to literacy and learning in all ages. Our week long celebration culminates with an evening showcasing Curtis Sittenfeld, Friday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pullman Plaza Hotel. Sittenfeld is the author of the bestselling novels Sisterland, American Wife, Prep, and The Man of My Dreams, and her newest novel Eligible was voted the hottest romance of the summer. Followed by our all-day event Saturday, October 1, also at Pullman Plaza Hotel from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will feature authors Rajia Hassib, Carine McCandless, Sam Quinones, Cat Winters, and Ashley Wolff. There will also be a writers Discussion Panel Authors & Social Responsibility featuring authors Sarah Einstein, John Van Kirk, & Joseph Wyatt. An all-day writer’s workshop with Bram Stoker Award-winner Michael Knost and a performance of Alice in Wonderland by the Brightstar Theatre Troup and the region’s largest used book sale. Our closing program Saturday evening, is brought to us by New York native Chip Kidd, award-winning graphic designer and author of Judge This. Kidd will present at 7:30 p.m. in the Gallery of Marshall University’s new Visual Arts Center located at 927 3rd Ave. in Historic downtown Huntington.The Ohio River Festival of Books is free and open to the public, visit our website www.ohioriverbooks.org or call Cabell County Public Library at 304-528-5700.

Marshall University vs. Louisville Football

The Marshall Thundering Herd take on Louisville at Joan C. Edwards Stadium! Kick off at 8pm. - Visit www.herdzone.com for tickets and additional information.

Volcano Days

Go back in time and experience the history of where it all began. The festival features an antique steam and gas engine show, model railroad display, kiddie tractor pulls, corn meal grinding, apple butter making, historic wagon rides, crafts and flea market, food vendors and entertainment.

Scareview Grave Schoul

The School was built in the 1920's and served as a local grade school up until the late 1990's. There have been multiple sightings, noises and one-on-one encounters. There have been a couple of local paranormal teams to investigate. This year we are having a medium from Massachusettes and a national paranormal team come in for more investigating. The school now serves the community as one of the scariest hauntes houses in the state. This is one of the nation's largest non-profit haunts, ranked in the top 40 in 2015. Non perishable food donations are accepted for $2.00 off the $10.00 ticket price. Our facility is the old Fairview Grade School, which gives us 25000 square foot of scary fun. We have something for everyone, young or old, big or small. We won't keep the lights on for you. Concessions and facilities on sight. Check our review out at TheScareFactor.com Hours: Open Friday and Saturday starting in mid-September and running through October. The school is also open for appointments and small groups on a daily basis if needed.

Marshall University vs. Akron Football

The Marshall Thundering Herd take on Akron at Joan C. Edwards Stadium! Kick off at noon. - Visit www.herdzone.com for tickets and additional information.

Harvest Moon Arts & Crafts Festival

Annual juried craft show with over 200 crafters, craft demonstrations, quality food and live entertainment. Saturday 10 AM - 6 PM; Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM

Dunbar Fall Festival (Street Fair)

City of Dunbar Annual Street Fair - Arts and Crafts, food vendors and live entertainment. There will be special games and activities for kids of all ages on Saturday afternoon through 8:00 p.m. Friday night's entertainment will be Grass Stains Bluegrass Band, Stonestreet Band and The Chase. Saturday's entertainment will include No Regret Band, Tommy Griffith, The Black Diamond and Kenny Evans from the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge. Sunday's entertainment will include, but not limited to, Dunbar Ministries combined Choir and Squire Parsons will perform at 3:00 p.m.

10th Anniversary of Hygeia Spa at Capon Springs

Hygeia Bath House & Spa celebrates its 10th annivesary with a weekend long celebration for September 16-18! •10% off all baths and swimspa reservations from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning •Free gift to all spa-goers •Saturday evening gathering with door prizes of spa products and gift certificates, free massage and reflexology samples and light refreshments

Blue Ridge Arts & Crafts Festival

Celebrate West Virginia arts, crafts, spirits, music, and food at this free family-friendly festival at the Bloomery Plantation Distillery in Charles Town, WV, near historic Harper's Ferry. Over 30 artists set up selling their wares for Mother's Day gift shopping, with artist demonstrations, a kid's arts and crafts tent, local delicious food vendors, and free samples of the distillery's limoncello and other WV spirits. Free reusable shopping bag for the first 30 attendees, with a beautiful WV state image. Door prizes, food pantry drive.

Green Bank Telescope Open House and Family Science Day

FREE EVENT! Where else can you... build and launch a rocket, test your engineering skills, play with liquid nitrogen, do fun science experiments and see some of the biggest telescopes in the whole world ALL IN ONE DAY? Telescope Tours will be available as well as rare peeks into the control room of the world's largest fully-steerable telescope, the GBT! This year we're celebrating Green Bank's pioneering contributions and groundbreaking work in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence with our new project, Breakthrough Listen! Build a squiggly bot, launch a rocket, solve a chemistry mystery, compete in the molecule design challenge and make comet ice cream! See how boats can float on air and smell space! *Come early! Rocket tickets are limited to 2/family and must be completed by 3pm for the launch at 4pm.

Night Time Zip Line Rides

Join us on September 10th for an Adventure filled night. Starting at 8 p.m, the Ohio Valley’s #1 Outdoor Adventure Park will be offering night time zip line rides on our 2,100 ft ride. Call the park office for more information at 304-845-9810.

Donna Ulisse and The Poor Mountain Boys

Donna Ulisse and The Poor Mountain Boys from Nashville, TN will be performing in the Banquet Hall at 7:30 PM. Admission: $10 per person; children age 12 & under $5; and children under the age of 5 get in FREE! Donna is a 4 time IMBA Songwriter of the year nominee. Hear Donna perform songs from her current release Hard Cry Moon. Call the Main Office to purchase tickets for the show. For more information visit http://bluegrasstoday.com/directories/events/donna-ulisses-songwriting-escape-workshop-moundsville-wv/.

Nicholas County Potato Festival

The Nicholas County Potato Festival will celebrate 47 years in September of 2016. There will be a pet pageant, mashed potato and tater tot eating contests, corn hole competition, firemen's parade, 5 K race/walk, spud hunt, sack race, entertainment, grand parade, potato idol competition, car and tractor shows, hot wing eating contest, farmer's market, amusement rides. Food, fun and great neighbors!

Capon Springs Star Party

The all-inclusive overnight package includes your lodging, 3 meals and all recreation except for golf and spa. The complimentary astronomy program is provided by Greg Redfern, an adjunct professor/instructor of astronomy and a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador. Come enjoy an interactive presentation about meteors as you examine actual samples from Mars, the moon and our solar system. Fresh off the summer Perseid showers, you will get a renewed sense of wonder and awe of the universe. A 45-minute discussion is followed by an exploration of the night sky.

Bluefield Lemonade Days Festival

Natures air-conditioned city celebrates the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer with Lemonade Days. This festival is loaded with activities and all the southern charm you could want. From parades, to cook-offs, pie eating contests, inflatables, and on-going musical acts throughout the day, the whole family will have a great time. The festival begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 2 p.m.

West Virginia State Honey Festival

The festival promotes the honey industry's sweetness and importance. See a live bee beard and enjoy great entertainment, crafts, baking contest, and children's heritage activities. Saturday 9 AM - 6 PM; Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM

Beaver Graham Football Game

The Bluefield Beavers take on The G-Men of Graham in the “Battle of the Bluefields”. This is one of the top high school rivalries in the country, and they square off in Mitchell Stadium on August 26th at 7 p.m. Come be a part of the tailgating and fun before the game then root for your favorite team under the Friday night lights.

WVGO

West Virginia State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling Championships The West Virginia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships are set to return this August 20th in Charleston, WV as part of Sportsfest 2016. Date: Saturday, August 20th, 2016 Time: Kids Tournament 10am, Kids Rules Meeting 9:30am, Adult Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Adult Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am Cost: Only 65$ for adult men, if you pre-register, and you can compete in as many divisions as you want, and only 55$ for women and children. It is 75$ for adult men not pre-registered and 65$ for women and children (the post mark date is August 14th, 2016). Format: DOUBLE ELIMINATION in both Gi and No Gi divisions, and Absolute divisions in each skill level. Location: Magic Island, Charleston, WV 25301 (101 Kanawha Blvd. W, Charleston, WV 25301 - on the river) Beautiful, Custom, WV State Championship Medals for 1st-3rd Place All 1st-3rd place finishers will win an official state championship medal and be declared the WV State Grappling Champion of 2016. Custom WV State Championship Banner for the Winning Team with Year The team with the highest amount of team wins (1st-3rd) will receive a custom state championship banner to hang in there gym with the year that their team has won. Previous team winners have been GZFS (2010, 2012, and 2013), Butch Hiles BJJ (2009 and 2011), and GZ Huntington 2014 FREE T-Shirt to the first 75 Competitors Pre-Register now: Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is August 16th. T-shirts will go fast, so please register ASAP to receive yours. Cost: Only 65$ for adult male divisions and you can compete in as many divisions as you want, and only 55$ for women and children. It is 75$ for adult men at the door and 65$ for women and children at the door (the post mark date is August 16th, 2016). Pre-Registration Link: http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/official-state-gi-no-gi-championship-sportsfest-2016/ Sponsored by Shield Roofing Sports Fest 2016 On Saturday, August 20th, 2016 Charleston, West Virginia will, once again, host the official state Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships as part of the "West Virginia Games." The WV Games is a huge event that takes place on Magic Island, which is located on the Kanawha River in the capital of West Virginia and offers a scenic backdrop to a flurry of athletic competitions and events. This is a family friendly event and we encourage all of our competitors to bring their friends and families so they can enjoy all of the other events and activities during the tournament. Besides the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships, the WV Games will also feature several family friendly sporting events from all around the state and country. With the addition of our numerous vendors and activities, we feel that this is an event that everyone should try and make part of their schedule because it is very rare that you can keep the entire family entertained while waiting for your chance to hit the mats. Sports Fest is a professional volleyball tournament and a professional jet-ski event that will be featured on national television. This will just add to the excitement bring bigger and better things to the event as a whole! For more information on sports fest click: http://www.evptour.com/ As always, we want all of our competitors to have as much fun as possible, so we offer a well organized tournament that is fair for all and offers a ton of matches at a low price. In fact, each competitor has the chance to compete a minimum of six times, if they compete in their respective divisions in both the gi and no gi tournaments as well as the absolute divisions. Keep an eye out for continued updates.

Gandy Dancer Dinner Theatre

West Virginia's ONLY Branson-style dinner theatre. Enjoy music from the 50's to present day. Country, gospel, rock n' roll, patriotic and family friendly comedy. This award winning show offers the best entertainment in area with memories that last a lifetime!

SportsFEST 3 on 3 Basketball

Coaches, Athletes and Hoops Fans....Welcome! The 3on3 Basketball Tournament is part of the annual SportsFest, which gathers thousands of people from different states to participate in various sports and activities in Charleston, WV. What you need to know about the 3on3 Basketball Tournament: Teams will be guaranteed to play at least 3 times throughout the weekend; maximum 4 players per team; winners will receive prizes; lots of fun guaranteed! Ticket per team: $120.00

Parkersburg Homecoming Festival

Competitions, events for all ages, parade, half-marathon, top Nashville entertainment, fireworks, arts and crafts, food concessions and sternwheelers.

Watoga State Park Mountain Challenge Half Marathon & 5K

Trail running - It's a challenge. Two races both begin Saturday, August 13th at 8:30 a.m. from the Beaver Creek Campground at Watoga State Park. Age groups are: 14 and younger, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and going strong. Race details: http://www.tristateracer.com/RaceDirector/race.php?RaceID=8480.

Gandy Dancer Dinner Theatre

West Virginia's ONLY Branson-style dinner theatre. Enjoy music from the 50's to present day. Country, gospel, rock n' roll, patriotic and family friendly comedy. This award winning show offers the best entertainment in area with memories that last a lifetime!

Jesus Fest

Faith based street festival with food, free movies, music, speakers, entertainment, and children's activities. For more info please call 304-838-9966 or visit their website at www.jesusfestwv.org

Stories of Appalachia, Way Back Weekend

Join us Saturday, August 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 .pm. for an August Way Back Weekend, Stories of Appalachia! Meet famous storytellers Bil Lepp and Darci Tucker, relive a Hatfield & McCoy feud reenactment, and enjoy an old fashioned book arts demonstration by 8 different artisans! Explore Heritage Farm's award-winning museums and interactive exhibits, including the Six Simple Machines Discovery Zone and state-of-the art MakerSpace. Tickets are $15/adult and $10/child (2 and under, free), or purchase a 2016 Way Back Weekend season pass, which will give you entry into every Saturday, including Way Back Weekends, through December 2016. Individual passes are $30 each, and family passes, which cover two adults and any child under 18 in the home, are $75. Visit bit.ly/1r5VMJf to purchase or call 304-522-1244 for details. ‪

Military Family Appreciation Night at The Ballpark

Join the Bluefield Blue Jays at Bowen Field for Military Family Appreciation night. All veterans and their immediate family will be admitted free and also enjoy a free meal. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the game starts at 7:05 p.m. Game ticket and meal ticket may be picked up at the registration table.

Mercer County Fair

The County's only country fair has something for everybody . Check out the food and baking contests, agriculture contests, carnival rides, vendors, food and more. Don't forget about the rodeo and children's game and competitions.

West Virginia Blackberry Festival

This great 3-day food festival has lots of wonderful blackberry dishes and other foods, arts & crafts, 5K run, fireworks, games, and loads of free entertainment! Ample parking available. For more info, call 304-622-3206 or visit www.wvblackberry.com

WV Hot Dog Festival

The 2016 West Virginia Hot Dog Festival will be held from 8am to 6pm on Saturday, July 30, at Pullman Square and 3rd Avenue in downtown Huntington. The 12th Annual Festival will offer hot dogs from a dozen of the top hot dog businesses traditional Huntington and West Virginia. The WVHDF will have a classic & custom car and truck show, kids activities, demonstrations, exhibitions, along with retail and craft shopping. Don't forget about the ever-popular WV Hot Dog Festival Wiener Dog Races! Families love the "all-breed" exhibition races, the dog costume contest, hot dog eating and root beer chugging contests, "bun fun" games, and much more!

Kid’s Art Classes Fridays in July-Ages 4-8

Each class will be centered around an artist or particular culture. Children will learn about the topic and then create a piece of art that relates to the topic covered that class. Some examples of projects include Paul Klee Kats, Egyptian Masks, Andy Warhol prints. Parents are encouaged to stay and play during class time. Please register in advance by phone/email.

Capon Springs Summer Vacation Escape Package

Escape the crowded city and beaches and head to the cooler mountains with a last minute trip to Capon Springs, July 29-31! Enjoy a refreshing dip in a recently restored 19th century healing spring water fed swimming pool*. It might be hard to believe... but you CAN return to your childhood for a carefree getaway vacation! Capon Springs is an all-¬inclusive WV mountain retreat. It's built like a resort, run like a camp and cared for like a B&;B - less than 2 hours from DC. Call 304-874-3695 for reservations right away. There are only a few rooms still left during this prime summer time weekend! *The Capon Springs swimming pool is currently in a national contest for the best retreat center pool in the country! Click here to vote for this WV wonder! http://www.retreatcentral.com/pool-contest-voting.

Gandy Dancer Dinner Theatre

West Virginia's ONLY Branson-style dinner theatre. Enjoy music from the 50's to present day. Country, gospel, rock n' roll, patriotic and family friendly comedy. This award winning show offers the best entertainment in area with memories that last a lifetime!

Insane Inflatables 5K

The Insane Inflatable 5K is coming to your neck of the woods! Get ready to experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world. Get “pumped up” for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever created. Here’s your chance to be a kid at heart, and insane by choice! The earlier you sign up the cheaper your ticket will be! For more information, go to http://insaneinflatable5k.com/morgantown-wv/

Riverfront Park Summer Concert Series: Miller, Smith & Mazure

Concessions open at 5:30pm Concert starts at 7pm **Bring your own chairs**

Summer Beach Party & Night Swim

Children 12 and under $4

Tygart Lake State Park – 7/16 – CARDBOARD BOAT RACE

Cardboard Boat Race. Yes, you're reading correctly, a cardboard boat race at Tygart Lake. Put your duct taping skills together with some cardboard and come join us for the First Tygart Lake State Park Cardboard Boat Boat Race. Categories open to both children and adults. Prizes will be awarded. Race guidelines will post to the Tygart Lake website in early spring including a preregistration form for those working on boats in advance. Sounds like fun. Need more information? Call Nichole Streets, Park Naturalist at 304-265-6148

Egyptian Paste Bead Making Class

Ages 4-104. There are 12 spots for this 2-day class. Discover the world of self glazing clay. This type of clay has been used from the time of the ancient Egyptians. It is perfect for small items and beads. Class will cover making clay, forming and firing. You can make jewlery or small sculptures. At the end of the day your beads will be fired in the kiln so that the following day they are ready to use. Once the beads have been fired, all the sharp edges may need to be removed so you will spend some time sanding and finishing. Then all the finished beads can be made into items of jewelry using various methods. To register please call/email in advance- no drop-ins please.

West Virginia Interstate Fair & Exposition

Features 4-H exhibits, contests, professional entertainment, track events, livestock exhibits, carnival and more.

Summer Star Parties at Capon Springs!

Nothing beats the chill of winter like planning a Capon summer vacation! Besides the usual daily outdoor adventures and evening events, starting July 10th we will feature several days and nights of "out of this world" programs... Here is your chance to explore our own galaxy, which seems not that far away when you use powerful telescopes! You might not find distant planets such as Takodana, Jakku or even Tatooine, but you will see constellations, clusters, nebulae and curiosities from our own solar system (including Saturn as it's brightest)! Evenings of star gazing will be combined with daily orientations about the night sky. Hosted by Shenandoah Astronomy Society president Dottie Edwards, these events are family-friendly for all ages. Tuesday evening will feature a NASA solar system ambassador talking about future explorations of the moon. Stay for as many nights as you would like! While the standard July and August vacation is still a week, during this special time period there are no minimum number of nights required.

2016 Summer Music Festival

The 2016 Alpine Lake Resort Summer Music Festival will take place on Saturday, July 9th, 2016. Presale tickets are available at http://wvsummermusic.com/, and will be available for purchase at the front desk of Alpine Lake Resort beginning May 2, 2016. The 2016 Alpine Lake Resort Summer Music Festival Lineup: Terah Crawford Band (Noon – 1:30pm) The Terah Crawford Band is based in Deep Creek Lake Maryland. Terah is a Garrett County Native and combines her love for mountain music with the classics to create a musical style that comes straight from her heart. She is joined by guitarist and vocalist Scott Alexander, a talented song writer and solo artist with a unique voice that adds a stirring harmony to the group’s sound. Bill Crawford brings variety with the mandolin, banjo, and lead acoustic and electric guitar. Bill also writes many of The Terah Crawford Bands original songs with help from Crawford and Alexander. Bill writes and arranges his songs with Terah and Scott’s seamless harmonies in mind. In addition to their original, country and rock driven songs such as Saturday Night Sinner and Burn Us Another one, the TCB loves to play the music that has influenced them. You can hear their take on songs from The Band, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and more. Inspired by the Western PA acoustic duo The Phisbins, Terah started the band in 2013. Taking a page out of The Phisbin’s play book, the group offers an ever growing song list to most every audience that they play for so that the crowd can drive the show and hear the songs they really want to enjoy! Since their formation the group has played many notable shows including the Little Yough Music Festival in the summer of 2014, Deep Creek 2014 International Canoe Championships in the fall of 2014 and CMT Empowering Education in the summer of 2015 where they opened for up and coming country star Annie Bosko. Joined in collaboration with many musicians since the bands formation, they are currently very glad to welcome Oakland, MD fiddle player Jeremie Hamilton to share their stage. Jeremie expertly intertwines his bold playing style with the band’s homegrown way of playing. He is a perfect fit into the group and the music that they play. Catch the Terah Crawford Band with Jeremie Hamilton around Deep Creek Lake and we promise, you’ll have a really good time! Surrender Dorothy (2pm-3:30pm) Surrender Dorothy, which officially formed and began playing in 2006, is a cover band from the Cumberland, Maryland area. Surrender Dorothy plays classic rock and top-forty music. Brother Short Band (4pm-5:30pm) The Brother Short Band has a far-reaching fan base sweeping the Eastern U.S. from Michigan to Florida and beyond. By aligning their purist approach with a signature sound, Vocalist & Guitarist Greg Short, Percussionist Bill Harding, and Bassist Lynn King have been instrumental in influencing and inspiring today’s live music scene. At the heart of their work are unique stylings of crowd favorites from classic rock, blues, country (old and new)–along with many original songs. Their hook is surefire, with a range of influences from Johnny Cash to Led Zepplin. The Hillbilly Gypsies (6pm-8:30pm) Hailing from the beautiful Mountain State of West Virginia, The Hillbilly Gypsies have been making and performing their own brand of old time bluegrass and original mountain music for over a decade! Formed in 2001 from a chance meeting at the now infamous Wednesday night old time jam in Morgantown, WV; The Hillbilly Gypsies have been pickin’ n’ grinnin’ and entertaining their loyal fans ever since. The band is best known for their high-energy live performances and have become a crowd favorite at major festivals, fairs and concert venues all across the mid-Atlantic region and abroad. They perform in the old fashioned style, playing around a single vintage ribbon microphone. This “Old Timey” approach adds an authentic high-energy barn party atmosphere to their show. Watching the whole band work around the mic is like taking a trip back in time. It’ll sure make you want to get up and dance! ...and don’t let the flash of their lively stage performance and choreography fool ya, these folks are all highly skilled musicians and seasoned entertainers! Their lightning fast award-winning picking skills and musical arrangements mixed with natural comedic wit and high lonesome mountain vocal harmonies are sure to catch your ear right away. Combine that with a knack for original songwriting and a strong passion for old time and traditional music and this makes for an all-around authentic and exciting musical experience that you won’t soon forget. One listen and you’ll know that you are getting the real deal! The Gypsies are more than a band; they are a tight knit family, mindful of tradition but bold explorers of new and authentic styles of acoustic music and entertainment!

Egyptian Paste Bead Making Class

There are 12 spots in this class. This is a 2 day class. Discover the world of self glazing clay. This type of clay has been used from the time of the ancient Egyptians. It is perfect for small items and beads. Class will cover making clay, forming and firing. You can make jewlery or small sculptures. At the end of the day your beads will be fired in the kiln so that the following day they are ready to use. Once the beads have been fired, all the sharp edges may need to be removed so you will spend some time sanding and finishing. Then all the finished beads can be made into items of jewelry using various methods. To register please by phone/email in advance- no drop-ins please.

4th of July Celebration

Grand Vue Park will be once again hosting a Fourth of July Celebration. Join the Park for a day of family fun. There will be a flag hunt and prize giveaway. This is where you look for flags around the park and attached to each flag is some sort of a prize- you may get lucky and get a free stay in one of our new treehouses. We will have a special zipline tour day. We will also be hosting a Red, White and Blue 5k. Events will be going on all day- come join Grand Vue Park.

4th of July Celebration at Oglebay

Events are held throughout the beautiful 1700 acre resort. Live music, crafts and food to suit everyone's taste. Fireworks at the resort's Schenk Lake are set for July 3rd.

Kid’s Clay Sculpture and Handbuilding Ages 6-10

Come prepared to get your hands dirty! Students will learn how to coil build and pinch pots as well as sculpt monsters and nature. Only 6 spots per class, call or email to register- no drop-ins please.

Father’s Day Picnic at Cass

Celebrate dad as you enjoy a ride to Whittaker Station out of the Cass Depot. Once at Whittaker, enjoy a picnic to celebrate the day! Train departs at 11 a.m.

Bluegrass Feast

Kick off summer with the Bluegrass Feast and The Mon River Games at Palatine Park. noon – Mon River Games 3:00 pm – Spence’s Rye 4:30 pm – Siles Powell & The Powell Family Band 6:30 pm – The Band Wagon 8:30 pm – The Jakob’s Ferry Stagglers

Smoke on the Water Chili Cookoff

The annual Smoke on the Water Chili Cook-off celebrates its 18th season with dozens of the nation’s top chili cooks competing to see who has the best red, green and home-style chili and salsa. Winners move on to compete at the World’s Championship. The event includes live music, kids’ activities, frozen t-shirt and hot pepper eating contests, local food vendors.

Woofstock & Wieners: A Festival for Fido and Friends

More fun than you can wag your tail at! This event features the popular Wiener Dog Races; new races for all breeds by weight; costume contests: silly dog tricks; fetch competitions; doggy musical chairs; largest lap dog; microchips, vaccines, and spay/neuter coupons clinic; Food Truck Roundup; and so much more! Music easels 12:30pm, mini musical concert at 4pm. For registration forms, schedule and info visit woofstockandwieners.com.

2016 Kindred Spirits Festival

Head for the Hills you people from Baltimore, DC, and Pittsburgh. Good neighbors, all are welcomed! Not your average agricultural Mini Distillery producing Fine Spirits from locally grown corn, barley, rye, peaches, pears and grapes. WE CELEBRATE SUCCESS! Free Spirits tasting, Music, Food, come for spell or stay awhile. It's all good.