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Gritty Chix Mud Run

Gritty Chix Mud Run is the largest mud run in West Virginia and a great weekend with the girls! Get

Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek

This is the 32nd year of the American Lung Association's Greenbrier River Trail Bike Trek! Join us May 16-19, 2019 for a 3-day, 100-mile ride along the Greenbrier River Trail State Park. Cyclists with varying levels of experience are invited. All meals, lodging and transportation included, as well as sag service, medics and mechanics.

Celtic Calling Kilt Run/Walk

Wear your best kilt for the 4th annual Kilt Run/Walk. The 5K course runs to and through Spring Hill Cemetery.

Devils Den Bike Fest

The Hatfield McCoy Convention and Visitor's Bureau in partnership with the Hatfield McCoy Recreational Trails and Mountain State Harley Davidson invite you to join us for the 2nd annual Devil's Den Bike Fest from September 21st thru September 22, 2018. The two day event challenges motorcyclists to ride the winding, twisting history ­ packed roads that were once home to "Devil Anse" Hatfield and site’s made famous by the Coal Wars. Riders have the chance to compete for over $2,000 worth of cash and prizes. In addition to the music and food that were popular at last year’s event we will be adding a Poker Run.

Capital City Challenge Triathlon – Run, Row, Ride

Welcome to the Capital City Challenge! The race consists of a 4.2 mile run, a 4.2 mile row, and a 16.8 mile bike ride all along the banks of the Kanawha River. Individuals and groups of two or three are all encouraged to participate. This unique yet competitive event is designed for competitors of all fitness and skill levels. This family-friendly challenge features music, kids' activities, and great door prizes. Solo and team entries are welcome. THE COURSE The order of the race is RUN (4.2 miles from Magic Island to Daniel Boone Park); ROW (4.2 miles from Daniel Boone Park to Magic Island); RIDE (16.8 miles all on paved roads - a 3 loop course from Magic Island to Veazey Street and back to Magic Island - then repeat). The Start-Finish is at Magic Island which is next to the I-64 bridge along the Kanawha River.

Irish Road Bowling

Come join the fun of this annual competition for a weekend rich in history and plenty of entertainment all situated amidst the enchanting natural surroundings of Shepherdstown, WV. Throw cannonballs on historic Trough Road, where in 1862 Confederate and Union troops fought, as the Confederate army retreated from Antietam. Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! Road Bowling begins at 1:30 p.m. Visit http://www.battleofshepherdstown.org. To be a part of history, contact Road Master Mary Wolfe at (304) 258-4958, or e-mail [email protected]

Charlie West Slalom Fest

Part of SportsFest, the Charlie West Slalom Fest 4 shedule includes: 10am: set up practice noon: tight slalom 1pm: hybrid slalom 2pm: giant slalom 3pm: newbie clinic

YMCA River Swim

YMCA River Swim Join us for a 1.6 mile open water swim from the WV State Capitol stairs to Haddad Riverfront Park in conjunction with Sports Fest. Must be 18 to participate. We are doing something a little different with shuttle this year, we will be providing it BEFORE the race so people can swim back to their cars. We will have bag service. Starting point Capital steps; ending point Haddad Riverfront Park Cost: $25 pre-register; $30 day of event Race report time 6:45 AM Race start 7:15AM

Irish Road Bowling National Finals – Bol~Chumnn na hEireann North American Region Finals, Blackwater Falls State Park

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! Hosted by the West Virginia Irish Road Bowling Association (WVIRBA). West Virginia is proud to host the USA national finals for this ancient sport for the fifth time. The three organized clubs, Boston, New York and West Virginia, rotate the exciting weekend tournament every August to decide the best in the USA, under the auspices of Bol~Chumann na hEireann in Ireland. This is where you will see the sport as it is supposed to be played, at the highest level. Boston's Con O Callaghan, Florrie O'Mahoney, his son Sean O'Mahoney, Roger O'Riordan, Brendan O'Sullivan All Ireland winners, New York's Adfrian Lappin, Fergal Carr, both All Ireland winners and Mick Mahoney, and West Virginia's own Travis Craig, Travis McClintic, and Stephen Wallington will be hurling iron and steel road bowls down the Pendleton Point Road. Best the players in the USA in one on one competition at Blackwater Falls. Everyone welcome to all events, including the Welcome Reception and Semi-final Matches Draw, Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. buffet in Blackwater Lodge. Friday afternoon - practice scores in the road, meet the players. Friday evening at the lodge - welcoming reception, buffet dinner, drawing of the scores for Saturday. Saturday - Semi-finals 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. semi-finals in four grades Sunday - Finals and awards ceremony, everyone invited. The North American Region Finals: if you have not seen this amazing sport, this is your chance, easy walking with the throwers - Everyone Welcome!! Winners at Blackwater Falls State Park advance to the All Ireland Finals to be held in the USA on Wampatuck State Park, Hingham, Massachusetts. Blackwater Falls State Park, 304 259 5216, www.blackwaterfalls.com, for the WVIRBA David Powell (202) 387-1680, Cell: (202) 905-1959.

Upper Ohio Valley Heritage Italian Festival

The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival is the undisputed Granddaddy of outdoor festivals in this area of the country and one of the largest in West Virginia. The volunteer board of directors takes great pride in presenting this annual event which helps our children succeed through education, while celebrating our Italian culture and heritage, and creating a medium for friends and neighbors of all nationalities to meet and enjoy one another’s company.

Irish Road Bowling – Cacapon Resort State Park

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! "Gravity is your friend" on this mostly downhill roll through the woods with rocky cliffs alongside. This shaded 1.2 mile course will be cool in the hot summer time and great for beginners. Afterward, lake swim, tennis, golf, hiking trails, horseback rides. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and bowling begins at 11 a.m. Lodge reservations 304-258-1022. Road Master Mary Wolfe 304-258-4958 or [email protected]

Irish Road Bowling – Cass Scenic Railroad State Park

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! Set in Pocahontas County, source of seven rivers in the highest mountains in West Virginia, Cass Scenic Railroad operates a ride-on steam-powered logging train that climbs even higher above the town of Cass. Cass Scenic RR is a great mid-summer destination in cool mountains, and Old Cass Road is only a couple miles from the giant radio telescopes at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Greenbank, another can’t miss for visitors. Saturday 1:00 p.m. Sign Up for this event will be the day of the Event from 9:30 to Noon at the CSRR Visitor Center and at the start line on Old Cass Road. The event will commence at 1:00 PM at Old Cass Road (County Rt. 7/1) and Route 66 intersection. Parking on opposite side of the road from entrance. Bowling from Deer Creek approximately 1.3 miles to Rt. 66/Old Cass Road entrance. (off Route 66, approximately 4 miles east of Cass Scenic Railroad). Sign-Up, equipment (if you need it), and score cards will be available in the Visitor Center from 9:30 am to Noon the day of the event and at the start line. Contact Marshall Markley at 304-456-4300 ext. 102.

Elkins First Friday- Jammin’ In July

It’s the peak of summer and Elkins is full of sunshine and blue skies. Jammin’ in July on this summer night is calling your name in the sweet sounds of the music on the streets of Elkins. A tent will be set up with refreshments in downtown Elkins for people who want to gather around and listen to some live music. If you want to join in, bring your instrument or your voice and an open mic might just be yours for the taking.

The Greenbrier Classic

West Virginia's annual PGA TOUR FedExCup stop returns to The Old White TPC Course at The Greenbrier, with some of the best golfers in the game competing for the Springhouse Trophy.

Irish Road Bowling – WV State Championship Finals, Blackwater Falls State Park

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! The top bowlers, men and women, from each of the two qualifiers, Pipestem Resort April 21 and 22, and Strawberry Festival May 19 and 20, meet at Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis, WV. See the flamethrowers, top guns in West Virginia, throws can roll 250 - 300 yards. See Travis Craig, Travis McClintic, Stephen Wallington, Bryan Wimer, Rich Meece, Ken McClintic,, Wayne Marrs, Travis Shipley, Stephen Holmes, Morgan Ware, and many more, all the fastest throwers in WV. See the best lady bowlers in the WV state finals. Winners advance to the North American Region Finals, (national championship) again at Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis, WV, August 3, 4, 5, 2018. June 23: Semifinals - Novice 1, Novice 2, Novice 3, Novice 4 June 24:Finals - Novice 1, Novice 2, Novice 3, Novice 4 For more information, contact David Powell 202-387-1680, Cell: 202-905-1959.

9th Annual Hilly Billy Roubaix

Come out to the Hilly Billy Roubaix. It is a 74-mile bicycle race through the back roads and hills of West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Ohio Valley Chicken and Rib Cook-off

The Ohio Valley Rib & Chicken Cook-Off will be heating up at Wheeling’s Heritage Port on June 22 and 23, from noon until 11:30 p.m. each day. Rib burners will be out to impress the judges with their secret recipes and to win bragging rights by claiming the Carl Carenbauer Grand Champion Trophy. This top award is given to the rib burner who has the highest combined score from the rib and the chicken competitions.

Irish Road Bowling – Canaan Valley State Park

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! In the highest-elevation valley east of the Mississippi, this open road with sweeping curves is an ideal contrast to the boulders and rhododendron thickets at nearby Blackwater Falls. Enjoy a two-day two-event road bowling weekend at Blackwater and Canaan. Bowling begins at 1:30 p.m. Contact David Vance, 800-622-4121, ext. 2788 for more information.

Irish Road Bowling – Blackwater Falls State Park

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! Bowling begins at 1:30pm. One of the closer events to Pittsburgh and Washington D.C., Blackwater Falls is WV's best known landmark in a state famous for its scenery with Rhododendron blossoms and a circle road. The Washington Post described the Falls as “so perfectly set in its narrow canyon and so beautiful as to be almost surreal.”

Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival

The Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival (MOVMCF) is a free annual festival which encourages the appreciation and recognition of community diversity through entertainment, cuisine, education, and artistic expression of all cultures. It celebrates diversity with a smorgasbord of artists and performers. The goal of the MOVMCF is to highlight a variety of cultural and ethnic groups, showcasing artistic performances of traditional music and dance. This year’s three-day event is June 15-17th, 2018, at Parkersburg (WV) City Park. The audience sits in the open air to watch the performers on a covered outdoor main stage. The event features traditional and contemporary music and dance performances of varying artistic, cultural, and ethnic traditions, all featured on a main stage. In addition to live performances, the festival features strolling artists, a variety of ethnic food vendors, traditional crafters and demonstrations, and a special Children’s Activity Center.

28th Annual Bend Area C.A.R.E./Budweiser Catfish Tournament

This is the 28th year for the largest catfish tournament on the Ohio River. Don't miss the weigh-in of huge catfish at 4pm at the Mason Park and Levy. Contact: Elvis Zerkle, 304-812-6254 / [email protected]

Ridgefest2018 “Rockin’ the Ravines”…Way Out Wayne Woodstock WOWW!!!

Rustic Ravines presents RIDGEFEST2018, Rockin' the Ravines, Friday May 25th thru Sunday May 27th Performances include: Jordan Reeves Band, Taco Philly & Right Turn Clyde, The Mello Fellos and James Cazad performing live at the "Butch Perry Memorial Pavilion" located at 2575 Hampton Ridge Road, Genoa, WV. You won't want to miss this one it's going to be a blast!!! Way out Wayne Woodstock (WOWW)! See you all there! DIRECTIONS FROM HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA: Approximately 27 miles South of Huntington...Take the 5th Street exit (Exit 8) off of I-64 West, Go South onto State Rt. 152. Drive south thru Lavallette and Wayne, West Virginia, on down to Genoa. Take a right turn just before the Genoa Post Office; it's a brown brick building on your right. You will see a large Rustic Ravines sign on the left side of the hill across from the Genoa Post Office pointing to the right. This turn puts you on Genoa Hill Road. Take Genoa Hill Road across the bridge and to the left and on up to the top of the ridge, until you come to an intersection. Take a left turn onto Hampton Ridge Road. Take Hampton Ridge Road a couple of miles out until you see our Rustic Ravines sign at the very end of the road on the left @ 2575 Hampton Ridge Road. Take a left into the driveway and travel all the way to the end until you get to the Red Barn...Welcome to Rustic Ravines ;)

Irish Road Bowling – Strawberry Festival

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! Turkey Run Road, two miles north of Buckhannon, site of the 2006 and the 2015 Irish Road Bowling North American Region Championship Finals, Bol~Chumann na hEireann. Winners advanced to the All Irelands, in Ireland (the country). May 19: 4pm-Team Bowling May 20: 1pm- Men's and Women's Singles Qualifier and Team Bowling www.wvstrawberryfestival.com

Mountains Beckon Bicycle Parade & Rodeo

Registration: 9am City Hall Parking Lot Parade time and route: 10am Davis Avenue, Fifth to Third Streets. Rodeo immediately follows parade on Third Street at Joey’s Bike Shop. Free T-shirts for first 30 registrants age 12 & under. Participants are invited to dress up and decorate bikes. Prizes will be awarded in six categories: Wild Camo, Color Crazy, Super Hero, Flower Power, Sparkle & Shine and Mayor’s Choice. Riders must wear helmets and closed toe shoes. Parent/Guardian signature required.

WV Irish Road Bowling

WV Irish Road Bowling is a sport that has been played in West Virginia since 1995, but the roots go farther back to the American Civil War when soldiers from Ireland played. The Irish have been playing the sport since the 1600s. About Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made out of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Team events are played with teams of 3 or 4 bowlers. Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Registration: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Cost: $5 Contact Stephen Wallington (KSF Road Master) 304-638-3224 for more information.

Irish Road Bowling – Coopers Rock State Forest

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! Located near Cheat Lake, Lakeview Golf Resort and with an overlook into Cheat River Gorge, this 12,713 acre forest with cliffs and 11 rustic picnic shelters is ideal for Irish Road Bowling. Bowling begins at 1:00 p.m. See www.coopersrockstateforest.com. Contact Coopers Rock at 304-594-9024 for the WVIRBA.

Irish Road Bowling – Pipestem Resort State Park

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! A magnificent view into the Bluestone River Gorge, Appalachian Spring colors in southern West Virginia, and one of the state's very best road bowling roads, combine for an unforgettable weekend. A second qualifier will be held at the Strawberry Festival near Buckhannon, May 20, 21. Top men and top women scorers from each qualifier - Pipestem and Strawberry - advance to the West Virginia IRBA Men's and Women’s Singles State Championship, June 23, 24, at Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis, WV. Saturday, April 21: 12 noon: Registration for Team Bowling. 1:30pm: Team Bowling starts at Park Gate House. Sunday, April 22: 11am: Team Fun Bowl meet at Park Gate House. 12 Noon: Registration at Campground. 1pm: Women's and Men's Qualifiers meet at Campground. Pipestem Resort call Kim Hawkins at 304-466-1800, email [email protected] or visit www.pipestemresort.com. Ask for Irish Road Bowlers discount. For WVIRBA Kevin Smith 304-228-7928.

Irish Road Bowling – Irish Spring Festival, Ireland, WV

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! Ireland is West Virginia’s Irish road bowling “homeplace,” the origin and heart of WV Irish road bowling. All events are family friendly. Don't miss Saturday's parade, harp concert, and duck race. Time: Saturday road bowling begins at 2:30p.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Location: Wildcat Road to Duffy Bridge, at 2.2 miles our longest course. For more information, visit http://wvirishroadbowling.com/schedule-events.html or call Road Master Denton King 304-452-8962.

Wheeling Hibernians Irish Road Bowling Ohio Valley Championship

September 23 at 1:00 p.m.: Wheeling Hibernians Ohio Valley Championship, Wheeling; http://aohwheeling.shutterfly.com The Wheeling Hibernians IRB Tournament is the northern-most event on the WVIRBA Tour circuit. Centrally located in the Ohio River Valley, this tournament will be an easy drive from Pittsburgh or Columbus, Boggs Hill Road. Contact Craig O'Leary at 304-242-6196 or email [email protected] In September 2016, 737 bowlers made this WVIRBA event the largest Irish road bowling team tournament in the world. Entry fee includes barbecue afterwards, with live music.

Pro Watercross National Championship / SportsFEST

The Pro Watercross Tour is the featured national circuit for personal watercraft racing. The Tour brings together the best professional and amateur athletes in the sport, on the most beautiful beaches and venues in the U.S.A., and offering the most challenging and technical race courses in the world. Pro Watercross creates the biggest, best watercross racing show in the world. ​​​​​​​ FRIDAY: Registration / Check-In: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | on site Friday Night Pre Pit Party: 8:00 p.m. | TBA SATURDAY: Late Registration/Check-in: 6:45 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. | on site Pre-tech inspection: 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | entrance to the beach Rider's Meeting Role Call: 8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | at the announcing tower Rider's Meeting: 8:30 a.m. Practice: 9:15 a.m. Racing: Following practice Pro Show: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (moto 1) Post Pro Show: Amateur racing continues (motos 1&2) Saturday Night Pit Party: 8:00 p.m. | Hidden Trails Motorsports at 702 Morris St, Charleston, WV. Make sure you have your wristband on for entry into the "Saturday Night Pit Party" SUNDAY: Rider's Meeting Role Call: 8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. | at the announcing tower Rider's Meeting: 8:30 a.m. Amateur Racing: 9:15 a.m. (moto 3) Pro Show: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (motos 1&2) Post Racing: Awards NOTE: Pole positions is determined randomly by the computer program.

Captain Thurmond Challenge Triathlon

Captain Thurmond’s Challenge is an extreme triathlon consisting of 28.5 miles of the most challenging mountain biking, whitewater and trail running the New River Gorge area has to offer! This year, the CTC will be held on August, 5th, 2017 with the starting line in quaint downtown Fayetteville, WV. This race is part of the New River Gorge Challenge Weekend so pack up the friends and family and head on out for a weekend of racing for every level! In addition to the Captain Thurmond’s Challenge on Saturday, August 5th, a charity 5K will also be held in town that morning with proceeds supporting the New River Gorge Learning Co-Op. There is also an awesome FAMILY-FRIENDLY triathlon held Sunday, August 6th in the town of Thurmond, WV, just a short drive from Fayetteville.

Charleston Team Cycling Classic

The inaugural Charleston Team Cycling Classic will be truly one of a kind. Teams of three cyclists will compete over two days in three disciplines to decide an overall winner. Each stage will award points to cyclists for their finish placing in that event (the Team Time Trial will award 1, 2, and 3 points to the first place team so it isn't weighted more than other events). A podium sweep would earn 1, 2, and 3 points for a team total of 6 points for that event. At the end of three events, the lowest cumulative team points total wins. In the event of a tie, the Team Time Trial results will be the first tie-breaker (there will be more, but it's highly unlikely we'll need them). This race won't be over until the last finish line is crossed! It's your chance to stand on the podium of a stage race with your two best teammates. Visit the website to register.

Outdoor Classical Music Concert

The Friends of Music will present the fifth and final concert of their current season at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 25 in Shepherdstown, WV. This will be a special outdoor concert, held under a tent with chairs on the front lawn of Shepherd University's Popodicon mansion on Shepherd Grade Road. The concert will feature the Two Rivers Brass Quintet playing a variety of spirited works appropriate for an early-summer day. The program will be as follows: • Eric Ewazen (b. 1954) — A Western Fanfare • Anonymous — Sonata from Die Bankelsangerlieder (c. 1684) • Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990) — Selections from West Side Story, arr. by Jack Gale • John Cheetham (b. 1939) — Scherzo • J.S. Bach (1685-1750) — Contrapunctus IX from "The Art of Fugue," arr. by John Glasel • Victor Ewald (1860-1935) — Quintet No. 1 Admission will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $20 per person ($18 before June 11). Tickets can be purchased on the Friends' website at www.friendswv.org or by mail (FOM, PO Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443). Visa and Master Card will be accepted. Some parking will be available on the Popodicon grounds but concertgoers will mainly be encouraged to park in the southernmost end of Shepherd University's "H" parking lot, which is located directly behind Popodicon, off University Drive on the West Campus. From there, they can either walk a short distance to the mansion or take a shuttle bus that Friends of Music will provide. In the weather is adverse that afternoon, the concert will be moved indoors to the Shepherd University Wellness Center nearby. Watch the Friends of Music website and Facebook page for updates. For more information, contact the Friends office at 304-876-5765 or [email protected] The Friends of Music is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 to support and promote musical excellence in the Eastern Panhandle. For full information about the Friends and their concerts go to www.friendswv.org.

1st Annual Juneteenth Celebration

Juneteenth, or Freedom Day, is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865 announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas, and more generally the emancipation of African slaves throughout the Confederate South on June 19. The word Juneteenth derives from a combination of “June” and “nineteenth. The Juneteenth event is a free outdoor event for the public presented by the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs (HHOMA). This Juneteenth celebration features headliner Step Afrika! This electrifying dance company from Washington, DC promotes an appreciation for stepping as a contemporary dance genre and its use as an educational, motivational and healthy tool for young people. Juneteenth also features live entertainment from Unity in the Community Choir, MLK Male Chorus, Mrs. Jean English from Harlem Heights, spoken word by Ms. Crystal Good & Mrs. Janet Williams, Live DJ Woody Woods from 98.7 the Beat, games and much more. This event is free and open to the public.

Color Me Au-Some 5K Run/Walk

The Color Me Au-Some 5K Run Walk is an event with a fun and colorful twist for local children with autism who attend Augusta Levy Learning Center, West Virginia’s premier autism treatment program. Color Me Au-Some 5K Run Walk is a fun run/walk where participants are covered, coated, swathed, and plastered with color bombs of dry tempera paint powder at stations throughout the course. (PLEASE NOTE: TEMPERA POWDER CONTAINS EGGS). Participants are encouraged to wear white t-shirts to the run/walk to fully engage in the “color me process.” Sunglasses will be provided. Packet pick up Friday June 9th at Heritage Port from 4-7 p.m. and prior to race from 7-8 a.m. at Heritage Port. Color Me Au-Some 5K will take place Saturday, June 10th at 8:30 a.m. at Heritage Port. The race will start at 8:30 a.m. Following the race there will be refreshments, door prizes, music and photo booth by DJ Nick Arno, and an awards ceremony.

Bend Area C.A.R.E./Budweiser Catfish Tournament

This is the 26th year for the largest catfish tournament on the Ohio River. Don't miss the weigh-in of huge catfish at 4pm at the Mason Park and Levy.

Live on the Levee

Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee will kick-off summer festivities in #CWV during FestivALL's Preview Weekend. The M.F.B. out of Huntington, W.V. and DeRobert & The Half Truths will groove you into summer with their funktastic tunes at the first event of FestivALL's Preview Weekend, which is also Live on the Levee's first concert of the season. This FREE friday night concert series welcomes ALL to enjoy local, regional and national acts at Haddad River Front Park. The Schoenbaum Stage will come to life with live music that can be seen & heard from land or water. Food & Beverage vendors will also line the Kanawha Boulevard, featuring many local restaurants. 6:30pm- THE M.F.B. 7:30pm- DeRobert & the Half Truths The Moses Auto Group Live on the Levee takes place every Friday from May 26 – September 1, 2017. For more info, please visit festivallcharleston.com/events or http://liveontheleveecharleston.com/

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!

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.

Ripley’s “Do You Believe?” Ghost Walk

Take a creepy 1-mile stroll through historic downtown Ripley on the 3rd annual ghost walk. Storyteller Granny Sue and the Jackson County Players theatrical troupe share local legends including the untimely death of the town's namesake, Harry Ripley, and West Virginia's last public hanging in 1897. Walks begin at the Jackson County Courthouse at 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22.

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.

Alderson Riverside Concert Series Presents “A Tribute to Bricktop”

Alderson Riverside Summer Events will present "A Tribute to Bricktop" featuring The Robinson-Kenga Trio on Sunday, August 28 from 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Bring your chair and come out to hear Bricktop's music and times brought to life at this special musical event. "An Alderson Original, Ada Beatrice Queen Victoria Louise Virginia Smith, a.k.a. "BRICKTOP" Smith was a 1920-50's singer, dancer and Paris Club owner. She was called Bricktop because of her auburn hair and a face full of freckles. After the death of her father, the family moved to Chicago where Ada discovered her talent for entertaining and hosting. When she moved to Paris in the early 1920s, she decided to open her own club called Chez Bricktop. Cole Porter was a fan and after hearing Bricktop talk about a lynching, wrote a song for her based on a comment she made (this song will be performed by Suzanna Robinson-Kenga). Ada used to say that the success of a night at her club was based on the number of Kings in attendance. The most was 5.....not counting the Prince of Wales. Bricktop was always proud of her West Virginia heritage. She would tell interviewers that she was born in "West, by God, Virginia". Her very interesting life has been depicted on stage and in books. A food vendor will be on hand selling drinks and snacks.

Jesus Fest

Gather your family, friends, and neighbors for a wonderful summer evening of outdoor praise and worship. This event is FREE and open to the public and will take place from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. at Haddad Riverfront Park.

BEAR HILL BLUEGRASS @ PRICKETTS FORT

Come join us for a FREE outdoor concert by Bear Hill Bluegrass who will be preforming gospel music.

Meadow River Sporting Festival

Are you ready to take your outdoor skills to the competitor's ring? It's a weekend of muzzleloading, archery, horseshoes, sporting clays, turkey calling, mud bogging and more. Early registration is available at City Hall. Event day registration is also available.