Annual Christmas Light Up and Community Christmas Parade

On December 1, 2017, join us for the annual Christmas Light Up activities: Christmas tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. on the garden plaza of the International Mother's Day Shrine, followed by Christmas caroling inside the National Historic Landmark structure where Mother's Day began. Caroling will be followed by a reception in the downstairs lecture room. Come back on Saturday, Dec. 2 for the annual Community Christmas Parade and Gigantic Toy Giveaway in downtown Grafton. Hope you can kick off the 2017 Christmas season with a whistle stop in Grafton, WV. See you there!

World War I Exhibit Opening at the Culture Center

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will unveil a new WWI exhibit at the Culture Center. The opening will feature a presentation with World War 1 Exhibit Opening at the Culture Center, multiple speakers, and a small reception will follow with refreshments.

“Crosscurrents” Opening Reception

"Crosscurrents" opening reception July 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Opening reception is free and open to the public. Exhibit is on display through August 18, 2017 About the exhibition: Crosscurrents is a multi-media juried exhibition of top regional artists with cash prizes awarded to the winners.

First Friday Reception and Short Films at Towngate

First Friday Reception at Towngate Theatre March 3 Add Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre to your list of First Friday stops in Wheeling! View the latest exhibit at “The Gallery at Towngate” featuring the work of railroad photographer and author Fredrick J. Ripley. His work provides dynamic insight and history on the workings of the American railroad industry both past and present. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Have a drink on us. Wine and craft beer will be available. Enjoy some light foods, too. After that, you can go upstairs and watch some independent film shorts on the Towngate Cinema big screen. Meet our staff and explore our theater. Learn more about the many arts and entertainment events that take place year-round at Towngate. All events are free and open to the public. Towngate Theatre is well known in Wheeling and its surrounding communities for community theater productions, children’s theater, concerts, ballet, film screenings, spoken word and other performing arts events. But did you know that Towngate is also an art gallery? The theater lobby is now home to changing art exhibits. “The Gallery at Towngate” is an extension of the exhibit season hosted by Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Art Center. This second gallery space provides opportunities for artists to do solo exhibitions without having to fill a space as large as the Stifel Fine Arts Center. The gallery space also enhances the visitor experience for those attending performing arts events at Towngate.

International Water Tasting Festival

The award-winning 29th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting welcomes more than one hundred waters from across the country and

D&E Concert Choir presents “Lessons and Carols”

The Davis & Elkins College Concert Choir and Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church will present the annual gift of music to the community with “Lessons and Carols” at 7 p.m. Thursday, December 8 at the church. The event, which is free and open to the public, shares the themes of light, hope and the birth of Christ through lyrics, hymns and readings. Davis & Elkins College President Chris A. Wood will present a Christmas Reflection. The choir, under the direction of Liz Marshall-MacVean and accompanied by Donna Baroudi-Huffman, will present “The Celtic Rose: Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming” by Sheldon Curry, “Born in Bethlehem” by Jay Althouse, and “Adeste Fideles” by Greg Gilpin, among other selections. A reception will follow in the Church Fellowship Hall.

Veteran’s Day Parade

Each year around Veterans Day, community groups host a variety of dinners and events designed to honor all veterans who

Annual Phipps Lecture at Davis & Elkins College

The annual Phipps Lecture at Davis & Elkins College will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 3 in The Joni and Buck Smith Arts Forum in Myles Center for the Arts. The Rev. Dr. Miguel A. De La Torre, professor of social ethics and Latinx studies at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colo., an award-winning author and scholar activist, will present the talk titled "Why They Come: Understanding the U.S. Immigration Crises." The lecture is free and open to the public. Time will be allotted for questions from the audience and a reception will take place afterward. In addition to the lecture, De La Torre will show a documentary, “Trails of Hope and Terror,” made by him and his son, Vincent De La Torre. The screening will take place at 11 a.m. November 3 in Eshleman Science Center 400. There is no admission fee and a discussion will follow.

Greenbrier Valley Theatre 21st Annual Art Auction

The 22nd Annual Art Auction will be held at Greenbrier Valley Theatre on Saturday, September 24 starting at 7 p.m. A preview party will begin at 6 p.m.