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Mountain Stage

Mountain Stage welcomes back veteran jamgrass group the Yonder Mountain String Band, IBMA entertainers of the year Balsam Range, alt-folk journeyman Peter Case, sensational young traditional band from Quebec, Les Poules à Colin, and a return appearance from Australia's pop duo Oh Pep!

Mountain Stage

Gregory Alan Isakov, Mandolin Orange, Elysian Fields, The Brother Brothers, Hush Kids.

Friday Family Walk

Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone on the first Friday of each month for a short nature-themed story followed by a walk around the Garden concluding with a simple craft. 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 for WVBG members; $10 per family suggested donation for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

June Star Party with Solar System Ambassador

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 Join Greg Redfern, an adjunct professor/instructor of astronomy and a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador, for an interactive presentation about outer space! “This Isn’t Your Grandaddy’s Moon” (Timed for full moon with Saturn closest to Earth). A 45-minute discussion is followed by an exploration of the night sky.

Downtown Charleston ArtWalk

With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, Downtown Charleston ArtWalk celebrates the arts on the third Thursday each month March through December, except in November and June when the event falls on Black Friday and the week of FestivALL, respectively. There is a plethora of art-related events and openings, activities, and special programming that takes place all over downtown.

Brown Bag Concert Series

Grab your lunch from a Downtown Charleston restaurant and make your way to Davis Park for free live music the third Wednesday of the month May - September 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Brown Bag specials will be offered at participating downtown Charleston restaurants on the day of the concerts. Presented by the Charleston Area Alliance and sponsored by American Medical Facilities Management (AMFM), the free event gives people the opportunity to get away from their desk, enjoy some live music and connect with others in the community.

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!

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 [email protected] for 4 p.m. or 8 p.m. Thursday, or 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Friday.

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.

Riverfront Park Summer Concert Series: Miller, Smith & Mazure

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

West Virginia Culture Center 40th Anniversary

For 40 years, the Culture Center has been the premier welcome center for our state. Featuring the West Virginia State Museum and the West Virginia Archives, it is a special place to celebrate and discover more about our state’s heritage, culture and history. There will be special exhibits, presentations and music for the day.

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.

WV Day Festival

The 4th Annual West Virginia Day Festival will be held at the Holly Gray Park in Braxton County just miles from the Flatwoods exit and nestled in the beautiful mountains of North central WV. Admission ADULTS $10 Kids 12 & under FREE Gates Open at 9 am Events kick off at Noon Motorsports, Car Show, Family Fun and more! Check back soon for details

MUSIC IN THE HILLS – Way Back Weekend

Join a celebration of folk music history with the Robin Kessinger Music Festival, featuring the West Virginia Flat Pick Guitar Championship and other live performances!

West Virginia State FLAT PICK GUITAR CHAMPIONSHIP

Come play with the best of the best at the Robin Kessinger Music Festival!

Wheeling Heritage Trail Partners Bicycle Tour

Memorial Day Commemoration at Oglebay Resort

Numerous family events take place throughout the beautiful 1700 acre resort. Oglebay Resort is a wonderful destination located in Wheeling-WV.

20th Anniversary Spring Festival at Heritage Farm Museum & Village

Celebrate 20 years of Heritage Farm Museum & Villages signature festival as Appalachian artisans preserve interactive crafts of yesteryear! New and exciting experiences await as we unveil the Six Simple Machines Discovery Zone, Generation's murals, and the new state-of-the-art MakerSpace!

Opening Weekend Party: Live Music, Fling Golf, May Day Dance

Join us Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1 for a weekend loaded with special events, favorite meals and a great rate package! Weekend Highlights Include: A Friday night front porch concert (Robbie Limon), fling golf, a Saturday BBQ chicken cook out on the Hill and more! Be the first to try a new way to enjoy Capon’s prep course! We will be introducing the latest and greatest recreational activity at Capon: Fling Golf! Come up to the prep course Saturday morning for an introduction and demonstration of this “lacrosse meets golf” game. Then play in our first best “fling golf” tourney! *BONUS: If you really want to be the first official guests of our 2016 season, add on Thursday night, April 28th, and feast on our first steak dinner on the Hill and enjoy a special Bingo Bash under the stars.

Capon Springs April Exclusive!

Want to book a resort for a destination wedding, church retreat or corporate or family getaway? Now you can plan their custom-designed Capon experience your own favorite meals and activities! Gather with a group of at least 75 adults and up to 250 and reserve ANY number of nights between Sunday, April 15 and Thursday, April 17! Pricing flexible depending on how many nights and how many people.

SPRING BREAK HERITAGE CAMP

Spring Break Heritage Camp is a 2 day experiential learning, mini-camp experience for Kindergarten-5th Graders, throughout West Virginia's only Smithsonian Affiliate, Heritage Farm Museum & Village. From 9am-4pm campers will be encouraged to dream and create in the new MakerSpace. They will learn how the coal and train industry impacted daily life in our region and meet Simon Kenton, a frontiersman known for exploring, Kentucky and West Virginia. Children will tinker with pioneer inventions and toys, while gaining an introduction to the simple machines that still influence today. Other experiences will include photo hunts in award winning museums, wagon rides, outdoor play, and a campfire lunch!

SPRING BREAK HERITAGE CAMP

Spring Break Heritage Camp is a 2 day experiential learning, mini-camp for Kindergarten-5th Graders throughout West Virginia's only Smithsonian Affiliate, Heritage Farm Museum & Village. From 9am-4pm campers will be encouraged to dream and create in the new MakerSpace. They will learn how the coal and train industry impacted daily life in our region and meet Simon Kenton, a frontiersman known for exploring, Kentucky and West Virginia. Children will tinker with pioneer inventions and toys, while gaining an introduction to the simple machines that still influence today. Other experiences will include photo hunts in award winning museums, wagon rides, outdoor play, and a campfire lunch!

Beginner’s Soap Making Class

Beginner's Soap Making Class. In this class, students will learn the fundamentals of Cold Process Soap Making. We will make a batch of soap using olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, cocoa butter, and lye. We’ll add Essential Oils and herbs to make a beautiful natural soap. Each student will take home 6 bars of handmade soap. Students will receive safety tips, recipes, and resources to help the beginning soap-maker. Cost: $90 (approximately 2 hours in length) Location: Shepherdstown, WV (Bring a friend and save $15 each off registration) Bring a friend for soap making, and save $15 off registration fee per person! Gift Certificates available! Pre-registration required at www.mywildrosesoap.com.

Valentine’s Handmade Market

"Valentine's Handmade Market" Sat. Feb. 6, 2015 10am to 4pm at the Town Run Brewery 202 E. Washington St. Shepherdstown, WV Shop for locally made gifts for your sweet heart from over 14 local artists and crafters! Handmade gift items include clothing, bath and body products, candles, signs, cards, chocolates, jewelry, and more!

HAY EWE! WAY BACK WEEKEND

FUN, FIBER, and FARM...Make wool into clothing in a "Seed to Shawl" experience, Enjoy the "Stitches in Time" Quilt Show, Children's Adventure Hay Maze, Hay Rides, Artisans, Award Winning Exhibits, Unique Food, Petting Zoo, and More at West Virginia's Only Smithsonian Affiliate!