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May Star Party – Capon Springs!

Join Greg Redfern, NASA Solar system ambassador, on Tuesday evenings' exploring the cosmos with a presentation and sky viewing. Tuesday Night, May 23, under a new moon! JWST-NASA’s Successor to Hubble Space Telescope (HST) “The 2018 space telescope successor to HST seen up close and personal with latest pics and info direct from NASA.”

Jenkins Chapel United Methodist Annual Ramp Dinner

Ramp dinner with fixings. Donations accepted.

Fiber Arts Fest

This Fiber Arts Fest features Sheep, Alpaca, talks and demos on Wool, Quilting and Quilt Care. We'll be offering Tie-Dyeing, local food and vendors selling related fiber creations. Lots of parking available. Event is free to participants.

Boy Scout Merit Badge Weekend

Select weekends are set aside for boy scout troops to visit the Green Bank Observatory and complete activities to earn their astronomy merit badge. Scouts and Chaperones stay in our affordable bunkhouse ($10/person/night, $200/night minimum). Camping is also available in a designated area on the campus ($5/person/night, $150/night minimum). Meals are available in our cafeteria. See: Most designated weekends are devoted to the Astronomy Merit badge. There is no charge for the Astronomy program. In 2017, we will host one Electronics Merit badge weekend. As we will be soldering electronic kits as part of the program, there is a $5.00/scout charge to cover the cost of the materials. Our Electronics Badge weekend will be September 15-17, 2017 We begin activities promptly at 10:30 AM on the Saturday, but offer the bunkhouse on Friday night for groups who have a far distance to travel. Space is limited.

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.

Mother’s Day Trough Trip – Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad

Enjoy a 3-hour round-trip from Romney to Sycamore Bridge. Travel along along the South Branch of the Potomac River through the Trough, a steep narrow gorge where American bald eagles nest.

Colonial Era Needlework & Stitching Craft Party 2017

Come try your hand at some colonial era needlework. This is a perfect activity for parent and child to share. Light refreshments served. Please register with MaryAnne Lister at mamlister@verizon.net

22nd Annual North River Mills / Ice Mountain Day 2017

Each year we celebrate the by-gone days of this 1700s village. Enjoy a relaxing day in this once-bustling, now quiet hamlet. Usual activities include (Double check closer to the event date): Old time music jam on the porch, Folks clogging/buck or flat foot dancing, Interpretive hay-less ride around the hamlet. Historical re-enactors will likely be camping and participating (French and Indian, Civil War, Native American) Rob Wolford demonstrates blacksmithing.  Model A and Model T Fords, Steam engines and antique tractors and The church ladies provide refreshments. The adjacent quiet dirt lane is a nice place for a hike. C.C. Hall has an excellent site with info about the village:www.NorthRiverMills.org North River Mills was designated a "Historical Landmark". If you have old photos ( people or structures of the village), we would love to scan them. Often old timers come to swap stories of North River Mills, giving the day a homecoming feel.  Ted Kalvitis, the antique tractor guru, and his better half, Stephanie host a Narrow Gallery (corn crib) art show. Docents lead hikes to the cold vents at Ice Mountain (probably early.)

Full Moon Hike

Full Moon hikes at Cass Scenic Railroad are led hikes designed to encourage visitors to enjoy being outdoors in wintry and spring weather. Meet at the Visitor's Center at Cass, WV at 9:00p.m. There is no charge to participate. Hike guidelines include: • Fee free activity, but limited to 30 participants. • Preregistration is required. Use email link below or call. • Registration will be confirmed by hike leader. • Meet At The Visitor Center • Hike is approximately 3 miles total. • Walk begins from the Visitor Center to MM 79 On The Greenbrier River Trail and back. • Trail is crushed gravel and minimal grade change. • Dress for the weather. Boots or closed toes footwear, socks, layered outerwear is recommended. Oh! headwear and gloves could be handy. • Pack a water or snack. • Photography is permitted, but flash photography is not. We'll need to retain our night vision. • NO FLASHLIGHTS OR HEADLAMPS. Shining a bright flashlight will diminish your night vision for up to 30 minutes, limiting your view of the night sky and wildlife. You can bring a flashlight for the 'just in case' but refrain from shining – we'll let the moon and stars do that! • Participants should be believe they can complete three miles. You can do it! The Full Moon Hike group will remain together for the duration of the walk/hike. Safety first. • Children must be with a parent or guardian at all times. • Well behaved dogs are allowed. Dogs will rely on their human to keep them on leash and under control. • Due to limited participation (30), large groups (10 or more people) desiring to participate should contact the leader, email below. • Use Full Moon Hike miles as some of the miles hiking if you are enrolled in the WV State Park Hiking Program.

A Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, “Music, Murder & Mayhem”

A Murder Mystery Theater w/ Beverages & Heavy Hor d'oeuvres!! The guests will participate in solving the murder and compete for prizes for correctly guessing "Who Dunnit"!! A special Concert by the Monroe Sisters!! Alas, one of the Sisters is targeted for murder!! Reservations Only!! Accept Credit Cards.

Boy Scout Badge Weekend

Select weekends are set aside for boy scout troops to visit the Green Bank Observatory and complete activities to earn their astronomy merit badge. Scouts and Chaperones stay in our affordable bunkhouse ($10/person/night, $200/night minimum). Camping is also available in a designated area on the campus ($5/person/night, $150/night minimum). Meals are available in our cafeteria. See: Most designated weekends are devoted to the Astronomy Merit badge. There is no charge for the Astronomy program. In 2017, we will host one Electronics Merit badge weekend. As we will be soldering electronic kits as part of the program, there is a $5.00/scout charge to cover the cost of the materials. Our Electronics Badge weekend will be September 15-17, 2017 We begin activities promptly at 10:30 a.m. on the Saturday, but offer the bunkhouse on Friday night for groups who have a far distance to travel. Space is limited.

25th Annual Spring Mountain Festival- Tri County Fairgrounds

25th Annual Spring Mountain Festival features: free entertainment, enjoy food, crafts, free inflatables for kids, rock wall, mechanical bull, Horse Show, Golf Tournament, 5K Color Run, Corn Hole, Toothless Ruth, Josh Oldaker and more! Great fun- FREE admission! Festival is held at the Tri County Fairgrounds in Petersburg, WV. The Spring Mountain Festival parade will be on Saturday, April 29th at 3:00pm- note the time change to the afternoon! Applications for Craft, Flea and Food vendors are ready: call the chamber office for your application. Applications for Corn Hole Tournament, Gold Scramble and 5K Color Run can also be requested the same way. Entry forms will be available by calling the chamber office. Friday night is "Open Mike Night" and FREE Movie Night- showing is Rogue 0ne- A Star Wars Story! Check the chamber facebook page for complete schedule of events! Chamber phone is 304-257-2722

Capon Springs & Farms’ 85th Anniversary & Open House 2017

Enjoy a day at a Historic Resort with activities; award winning pool; golf; a relaxing spa (with reservations & fee); and a Special BBQ Dinner (reservations required & $20 adults, $10 children 5-12). RAIN DATE: April 30th. Check in at the Main House upon arrival. Please call 304-874-3695; Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Steel Away

Steel Away is the main full band performance group from CB Studios in Morgantown, WV. The all-female group was formed in 2007 as a class learning how to play steel drums. The group is currently made up of 10 women, ranging in age from 25 to 70, directed by Chanler Bailey. It includes three leads, two double seconds, two guitar/cello, one tenor bass, and two bass. Steel Away performs various musical styles including traditional Island, classic and pop rock, Latin, jazz and classical musics

Wild Edibles Festival

Don’t call them “weeds”! Our workshops and nature walks will show you food preparations and the medicinal properties of Pocahontas County’s wild and wonderful spring plants. Enjoy a weekend of fun, learn to forage and prepare tasty dishes and teas. We will give you ideas about how to make use of those pesky invasive plants and the hardy flowers in your yard. Doug Wood will be the featured naturalist. Doug is known to WV nature lovers for his “Tracking and Woods Lore” workshops, “History Alive!” portrayal of Ostenace and expert plant knowledge of wild plants and their uses. He is also an instructor with the WV Master Naturalist program. Doug will speak Friday evening and lead a nature walk on Saturday. Breakfast bake sale: goodies, coffee and herbal teas will be for sale Saturday morning during registration. Treat yourself to a delicious and unique “Wild Edibles” lunch. Soups, wraps, herbal teas will be available to purchase. Vendors on Saturday. Held at Watoga State Park. Attendance is free. Friday, April 21, 2017 10:00 a.m. Field trip to Yew Mountain Center: Nature walk to forage for a salad lunch; bread & soup optional for a fee. 7:00 p.m. Doug Wood at Watoga “Plants: Medicinal &Edible” Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:00 a.m. Registration will be at the Watoga Rec Hall from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshops, Nature Walks, potluck supper. Call Mary Dawson 304-799-4766 for event details and to preregister.

Full Moon Hike

Full Moon hikes at Cass Scenic Railroad are led hikes designed to encourage visitors to enjoy being outdoors in wintry and spring weather. Meet at the Visitor's Center at Cass, WV at 8:30p.m. There is no charge to participate. Hike guidelines include: • Fee free activity, but limited to 30 participants. • Preregistration is required. Use email link below or call. • Registration will be confirmed by hike leader. • Meet At The Visitor Center • Hike is approximately 3 miles total. • Walk begins from the Visitor Center to MM 79 On The Greenbrier River Trail and back. • Trail is crushed gravel and minimal grade change. • Dress for the weather. Boots or closed toes footwear, socks, layered outerwear is recommended. Oh! headwear and gloves could be handy. • Pack a water or snack. • Photography is permitted, but flash photography is not. We'll need to retain our night vision. • NO FLASHLIGHTS OR HEADLAMPS. Shining a bright flashlight will diminish your night vision for up to 30 minutes, limiting your view of the night sky and wildlife. You can bring a flashlight for the 'just in case' but refrain from shining – we'll let the moon and stars do that! • Participants should be believe they can complete three miles. You can do it! The Full Moon Hike group will remain together for the duration of the walk/hike. Safety first. • Children must be with a parent or guardian at all times. • Well behaved dogs are allowed. Dogs will rely on their human to keep them on leash and under control. • Due to limited participation (30), large groups (10 or more people) desiring to participate should contact the leader, email below. • Use Full Moon Hike miles as some of the miles hiking if you are enrolled in the WV State Park Hiking Program. Contact: 304-456-4300

Red Tail Ring

Red Tail Ring is the musical brainchild of two old-time-minded Michiganders – Michael Beauchamp and Laurel Premo. The collaboration blends the loving attention of revivalist fervor with the playful creativity of starting from scratch. Whether rendering a traditional tune or one of their many original compositions, the duo infuses each song with musical imagination, haunting harmonies and instrumental artistry. “We love pushing the boundaries of what a traditional song can be,” says Beauchamp. “It informs how we write our original songs. There’s a real energy exchange between the old and the new.”

The Bing Brothers featuring Jack Krack

For over 40 years, The Bing Brothers have played their hard-driving brand of string band music from Canada to Florida – from Spain to England, and from Australia, to Ireland and Scotland. Their sound has been formed in the West Virginia mountains, and they remain true to their roots. Yet The Bing Brothers are highly versatile, playing selections in old time and bluegrass, as well as traditional Irish songs and ragtime.

Civil War Symposium: Yankees, Rebels & Rabble-Rousers

A Civil War symposium featuring commanders who inspired, astonished, and bewildered! Presented by the Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation. Speakers include Rick Wolfe, Hunter Lesser, Scott Patchan, and Dr. Billy Joe Peyton. Cost--$30 Student Price--$15. Optional dinner to follow (additional cost).

Celebrate D & E’s Arts

Celebrate D & E’s Arts, a presentation of Davis & Elkins College’s performing arts, along with displays and demonstrations of students’ work in the visual arts, will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts. Student performances are scheduled by the Davis & Elkins College Concert Choir, the Theatre Department and Appalachian Ensemble. Afterward, guests are invited to a student art exhibit, studio tours and screen printing demonstrations in the lower level of Myles Center for the Arts. The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of the five-day celebration marking the inauguration of the College’s 15th President Chris A. Wood.

Celebrate D & E’s Athletics

Davis & Elkins College alumnus and former trustee Hank Steinbrecher will be the featured speaker for Celebrate D & E’s Athletics, the focus of the second day of inauguration week activities, at 7 p.m. Monday, March 27 in Myles Center for the Arts. Following the theme of “The Journey” for the inauguration of Davis & Elkins College’s 15th president Chris A. Wood, Steinbrecher’s speech is titled “Lessons Learned from My Journey.” As Secretary General of U.S. Soccer from 1990-2000, Steinbrecher was instrumental in bringing soccer to prominence in the United States and oversaw the staging of two of the most successful Men’s and Women’s World Cups in the United States. The event is free and open to the public.

Boy Scout Badge Weekend

Select weekends are set aside for boy scout troops to visit the Green Bank Observatory and complete activities to earn their astronomy merit badge. Scouts and Chaperones stay in our affordable bunkhouse ($10/person/night, $200/night minimum). Camping is also available in a designated area on the campus ($5/person/night, $150/night minimum). Meals are available in our cafeteria. visit our website for more information.

2nd Annual WV Maple Day Festival

Come to Grant County, WV to enjoy the 2nd annual WV Maple Festival.   The South Side Depot in Petersburg, WV houses the Grant County Tourist Information Center, CVB and Chamber office and is the "hub" for Grant, Hardy and Pendleton counties during the WV Maple Festival.   Stop by for a map to participating sugar camps, enjoy a WV Food tasting, maple products, WV made crafts and of course Maple Donuts! On Saturday enjoy a Buckwheat Pancake and Sausage Meal with Maple Syrup at Landes Ruritan Building just a few miles south of Petersburg on Rt. 220 and entertainment at the South Side Depot from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.!   *Stop by the South Side Depot to get a map to visit a participating maple camp! Location of South Side Depot- 126 South Main St. Petersburg, WV 26847. Across the bridge and on the left just after the railroad tracks! Phone: 304-257-9264 or 304-257-9226. * Maple Camps • Food Samples • Maple Products *Maple Donuts • Locally Made Products * Presentation about Maple Syrup • Special Entertainment *Maple Pancake Meal @ Landes Ruritan Center: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. * Call for Details (304)257-9266 and (304)257-9264

Snowshoe Pond Skim

Welcome spring snow enthusiasts, skimmers new and old. Let’s make the most of what’s left of the snow in this hilariously challenging, just-for-fun, slush-spraying competition!

West Virginia Ski Free Day

We're giving out free lift tickets to all residents of West Virginia! Yes, you heard it right. Just bring your proof of West Virginia residency and get a ticket to ski and ride free.

Annual Women’s Clinic

It's a Girl's Day Out! Our Annual Women's Clinic Day offers all day instruction for Alpine, Telemark or Snowboard disciplines. *Enhance Your Style *Progress to a New Level *Gain Confidence *Have a Blast Enjoy learning while in the comfort & support of other "gals" & women coaches. Be proud to "Ski Like a Girl!" Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. only $90. Also, get a discounted lift ticket for $59. 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m Registration (Ski School Desk) 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Warm-UP (Meet at Timberline Resort Event Room) 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ON Snow! 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own) 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ON Snow! 4:00 p.m. - RECEPTION WITH LIGHT SNACKS!! Video & Video Feedback is included if you choose to participate.

West Virginia Telemark Festival

The West Virginia Telemark Festival is the largest gathering of Telemark Skiers in the South East. The event is hosted by Nords of Timberline, at Timberline Four Seasons Resort. Saturday we will have all-day Telemark clinics followed by an après ski party in the evening. Saturday Clinic $90.00 Lift Ticket - $59.00 Our Whole-day clinics run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m with 1 hour for lunch. Registration in Events Room from 8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.; on snow at 9:00 a.m. Sunday, enjoy skiing the mountain and join us for our races. https://a.zozi.com/#/express/timberlinefourseasonsresortwv/products/201168

West Virginia Open

Our annual slopestyle competition is back! Join us on our premier terrain park, Mountaineer, as the region’s best talent competes for cash prizes, gear and more.

Meet the Brewer

Blackwater Brewing Company, will be hosting a beer pairing dinner event at Timber's Pub & Fireside Grille. The event will showcase five of their brews, paired with dishes created from a variety of local selections and made in Timber's kitchen. $45 per ticket, only 30 tickets so buy them quickly. Tickets available here... https://a.zozi.com/#/express/timberlinefourseasonsresortwv/products/203955?clearCart=true

Opry Night

Come out and enjoy music by Sugar Run and Stony Bottom Bluegrass

“Winter Poetry Day” Landes Arts Center

Love Is In The Air!! Celebrate the season of winter and the beauty of love with poetry... Bring a poem or song that you have written or one by someone else. Read or just enjoy... Fun for everyone!! Ours Gallery

President’s Weekend

George Washington never got to ski the Western Territory, but you can! Take advantage of the long weekend and peak conditions.

Valentine Buffet & Dance

Great food! Dancing! It doesn't get much better for an evening with your Valentine. Buffet from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m., followed by dancing from 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. at the Last Run Restaurant at Cass Scenic Railroad State Park. Buffet includes: Salisbury Steak with gravy, Roasted Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni and Cheese, Green Beans, Buttered Corn, House Salad, Rolls, Drinks and Sweetheart Desserts. Music by DJ Bert! Call for reservations. Couples and family-friendly! Cost: $15 per person, Youth 10 and younger $10.

Flintknapping Demonstration

A flintknapping demonstration, led by archaeologist Richie Rosencrance, will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 11 in The Stirrup Gallery in Myles Center for the Arts on the campus of Davis & Elkins College. Flintknapping is the production of stone tools most commonly known as arrowheads. The demonstration will include a discussion on raw materials, knapping tools and techniques, types of stone tools and prehistoric lifeways. Anyone who has artifacts they would like to learn more about is encouraged to bring the items to the session for Rosencrance to examine. There is no fee to attend. For additional information, call 304-637-1980 or visit www.dewv.edu/arts-entertainment/stirrup-gallery.

Augusta Dance

The Mountain Dance Trail, a heritage tourism project of the Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College, will host its monthly square dance on Friday, February 10, in Myles Center for the Arts Pit Dance Studio on the College campus. The event will feature music by Gerry Milnes and friends, with Mary Alice Milnes calling square dances. A beginners’ workshop is set for 7:45 p.m. and the dance starts at 8 p.m. All dances are beginner and family friendly and participants don’t need to come with a dance partner. Admission is $6 for general public, $4 for students and AmeriCorps members, and free to Davis & Elkins College students, faculty and staff. Those attending should bring an extra pair of shoes for dancing. For additional information, visit www.augustaheritagecenter.org, email brittany@augustaheritagecenter.org or call 304-637-1209.

Cupp Run Challenge

This is one of Snowshoe’s oldest traditions. Conquer the steeps of the legendary Western Territory in this giant slalom race. Multiple classes for ski and snowboard.

Beats on the Basin: Dangermuffin

You loved these guys so much in summer, we decided to bring them back! Dangermuffin is the perfect combination of Appalachian influence mixed with the salty vibes of Carolina’s coast. Their latest album plays like a sacred scroll of sage wisdom set to the laid-back roots-based sounds they’ve built their national following upon. You have to hear this one for yourself.

Cass Scenic Railroad SP – FIRST DAY HIKE

First day hikes are led hikes designed to encourage visitors to enjoy state parks year round and to promote good health and exercise. Meet at the Visitor's Center at Cass, WV at 1:00 p.m. Monica Fleming First Day Hike leader. Walk on the Greenbrier River Trail from the Terminus at mile mark 80.8 (end of Front Street) South to first trail side camping area at 78.5 then back again. Mileage: approx. 4 miles round trip approximate time to complete this First Day Hike is around 2+ hours. Trail is crushed gravel flat downhill in south direction uphill north direction no more than a 2% grade. Join us outdoors for your First Day in 2017.

Blackwater Falls State Park – FIRST DAY HIKE

Take your first step into the New Year with a hike at Blackwater Falls State Park. Meet park naturalist, Paulita Cousin at the Sled Run parking area to embrace the new year with this brisk wintry walk along Forest Road 18 and Lindy Point Trail to one of West Virginia's most spectacular views. Cathedral State Park Ranger, Ben Leedom will be assisting. Blackwater Falls has a healthy attendance and welcome past participants or new hikers for this 1st Day event. This hike is approximately 3 miles round-trip. Sturdy shoes required. Dress appropriately for weather conditions. Please, carry water and a snack. Get Outdoors! Explore! Individual participating in First Day Hikes, when completing an attendance card, receive a First Day Patch via mail. Hikers do not have to be enrolled in the WV State Park Hiking Program to attend the First Day Hike.

Romney’s Annual Christmas Parade

Parade Route: Birch Lane from WVSDB to School St. Line up: 11:00 am at WV Schools for the Deaf and the Blind an hour before starting time. Contacts: Sallie 301-707-6369 or G.T. 304-671-8558 Sponsored by the Hampshire Review and the Romney Volunteer Fire Dept.

4th Annual Christmas Festival Of Lights

Annual Christmas Festival of Lights - Opening Ceremony Sat, Nov 26th at 5 pm. We will serve coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies free of charge to all who attend the Lighting Ceremony, and Santa will be there to greet the kids of all ages. The Christmas Festival of Lights will run Nov. 26, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017 daily from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. And the best part is that you can enjoy the lights from the warmth and comfort of your own vehicle free of charge!

Potomac Eagle – All-Day Trip to Petersburg

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles.

Potomac Eagle – All-Day Trip to Petersburg

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles.

Potomac Eagle – All-Day Trip to Petersburg

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles.

Potomac Eagle – All-Day Trip to Petersburg

Your journey begins at Wappocomo Station, situated next to a charming homestead and a sprawling view of the mountains. Enjoy the sounds of vintage diesels as they lead you through beautiful pastures and farms dating back to the 1700s. As you wind along the South Branch of the Potomac River, you’ll enter a visually-striking gorge known as The Trough. One of the most scenic spots along the South Branch, The Trough is home to American bald eagles.