Imperial Woman: Celebrating Pearl S. Buck
Davis & Elkins College will host “Imperial Woman Celebrating Pearl S. Buck” with events for all ages throughout the day Saturday, July 8 at historic Graceland Inn and other locations on campus. Activities and times are: 11 a.m., tours of Graceland, free; 11a.m. - 2 p.m., lunch on the veranda soup and sandwich buffet, $12, tickets at door, Graceland; 2-3 p.m., tours of Pearl S. Buck Room and library collections, free, Booth Library/Liberal Arts Hall; 2-3:30 p.m., children’s activities: kite-making, readings and more, free, Graceland front lawn; 3 p.m., ice cream social, free, library bridge; 4 p.m., presentation: My Mother’s House in Hillsboro, W.Va. by Phyllis Lubin-Tyler, free with dinner ticket or donation to Birthplace Fund, Graceland; 5:15 p.m., dinner events begin, beverages and hors d’oeuvres, included in dinner ticket; 6 p.m., formal four-course dinner with Pearl Buck’s Oriental Cookbook recipes, tickets required, $35 per person, beverages extra, Graceland; 7:30 p.m., A Visit with Pearl S. Buck with Karen Vuranch, free for dinner ticket holders only, Graceland. For reservations and additional information, call 304-637-1600 or visit www.gracelandinn.com.
2017 Marx Toy & Train Collectors Show
With over 80 vendors participating – this Annual gathering offers numerous Marx favorites such as: Johnny West figures, playsets and dollhouses made of all materials, trains and accessories of all sizes, vehicles, games, and so much more! There are presentations and speakers that offer insight to rare and exciting items. We hold a get together for all vendors to come together socially and swap stories; and an auction of unique pieces takes place on-site. This is a great opportunity for new collectors to add to their assortment and build great relationships with fellow enthusiasts! Friday, June 23: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Marx Toy & Train Collectors Show 11:00 AM: Speaker – TBA (GAME ROOM) 12:00 NOON : Commemorative Group Photo Session (Immediately following 11 AM speaker) 1:00 PM: Speaker – TBA (GAME ROOM) 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Toy & Train CUSTOM’s Contest (GAME ROOM) see website or call for more information. 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Marx Pizza Social at the Museum – A great chance to kick back and have an evening of fun with fellow Marx Collectors Saturday, June 24: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Marx Toy & Train Collectors Show 12:00 PM: SHOW & TELL – Unusual or Rare Marx Discussion (Bring along your favorite Marx Toy or Train to show off to fellow collectors! Some rather interesting items have been showing up at these sessions!) (GAME ROOM) 3:00 PM – 5:00: PM Pack-up tables/Final Tours of the Museum 5:00 PM: Official Closing of the Marx Show at the Museum
Pirate Day – “Secrets of the Dead: Blackbeard’s Lost Ship”
We will be showing a film about the pirate know as Blackbeard, "Secrets of the Dead: Blackbeard’s Lost Ship” (60 min). The most infamous pirate of his day, Blackbeard inspired fear in all who crossed his path. 300 years later, his flag ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, is being excavated by a group of marine archaeologists. His story is revealed by careful preservation and analysis of the ship’s remains, including cannons, guns, anchors, and even gold. Did you know that the Upper Ohio River Valley was plagued by pirates as well? See the front of this flyer for “Pirate Day” activities held today.
10 Tips for Successful Container Gardening
Join Master Gardener Jan Mitchell and learn How to choose the right container, plants, soil, and location for container gardens. Then plant your own and learn how to maintain your new container garden. Container, plants, and soil are provided. Most appropriate for adults. * Registration is required for workshops at least one week prior to the workshop. $30 for WVBG members; $40 for non-members. Register online at www.wvbg.org. 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 email@example.com if you have any questions.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
One of the joys of gardening is sharing in its wealth. Join WVBG Executive Director Bill Mills and learn simple techniques on dividing perennials. A single prized plant can become a colony or drift or a gift to a friend and fellow gardener. Most appropriate for adults. Free. 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 email@example.com if you have any questions.
Landing Zone Rainelle, WV – Veterans Reunion
Celebrate Memorial Day with a parade-turned-motorcycle-rally with veterans traveling from Charleston, WV to Washington D.C for their annual “Ride to the Wall”. Included in weekend festivities -- live music, presentations, a car show and fireworks.
Winter Wonder Weekend – North Bend State Park
It's full steam ahead to North Bend State Park and Winter Wonder Weekend 2017! Your stop is just the ticket for winter activities like sleigh riding (weather permitting), winter hikes, tours of the local area, programs, crafts and entertainment. Bill Beatty of Wellsburg, WV, is returning to provide an entertaining and informative program Friday evening that you won’t want to miss. The presentation will be followed by an ice cream social by the fireplace and performance by Stepping Stone Band. Saturday activities will include hikes, crafts, bingo, and door prizes along with more entertaining speakers and refreshments. Courtesy of Cal and Sharon Malcom, the weekend will include a display of “Railways in Ritchie County”, a miniature circus with operating model trains, including trains representing the narrow-gauge trains that operated in Ritchie County. Whether you long for bygone days of hearing that lonesome whistle blow or are passionate about trains and their history in the North Bend area, by making North Bend State Park your whistle-stop, you will find Winter Wonder Weekend to loaded with entertaining and informative experiences for all ages! Oh! and if there is Snow! Winter Wonder Weekend becomes an extra special weekend! Winter Wonder Express The link provides pricing and all activities planned.
Hawk Gawk & Warbler Walk
Hawk Gawk & Warbler Walk, fall birding weekend October 7-9, 2016 with educator-naturalist Dr. Bill Hilton Jr, and Warbler Guide co-author Tom Stephenson! Our exclusive Hawk Gawk & Warbler Walk fall birding weekend is limited to 12 guests. This up-close, hands-on, small-group weekend of feathered fun, brilliant trip leaders and awesome people with similar interests offers a unique opportunity to work closely with Warbler Guide co-author Tom Stephenson and educator-naturalist Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. to enhance your skills in raptor and fall warbler identification while having fun. We begin Friday at 6pm with dinner and a raptor presentation (the Hawk Talk), with former Hawk Mountain staff member Dr. Bill Hilton Jr. Saturday is spent with Bill putting our raptor identification skills into practice with breathtaking sightings and scenery. Beginning with a 6am breakfast rendezvous, then we'll be on our way to the witness migrating raptors (the Hawk Gawk), at Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory - field trip transportation is provided. Along the way, we'll stop at a unique market where you may buy lunch to be enjoyed in the field later, then we're off to a 20 to 30 minute hike (eight-tenths of a mile; moderate difficulty) up the mountain to the Hanging Rock Tower. Saturday evening, regroup and relax at 6pm with dinner and a warbler presentation (the Warbler Talk), with one of the foremost warbler experts Tom Stephenson. Come together again Sunday at 8am at Wolf Creek Park, fall warblers are the main feature (Warbler Walk) with Tom Stephenson as we explore to the Wetlands Boardwalk and Nature Trails at Wolf Creek Park (an easy walk on mostly level ground). Then we wrap up our Hawk Gawk & Warbler Walk weekend with brunch with Bill and Tom. $399/individual, and $700/couple. A major portion of each registration is a tax deductible donation to the 501C3 Fayette County Education Fund to provide youth environmental education. *Lodging is not provided ... see website for full details*