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Groundhog Festival

Join us for the 42nd Annual Groundhog Day Celebration. Our resident weather prognosticator, French Creek Freddie, will emerge from his

Art Outside the Walls

Enjoy this local and regional art exhibition in a relaxed atmosphere. Join us at the Valley Park Conference Center from

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.

Goat Gallop 5K Walk/Run

Enjoy historic Arthurdale dotted with 1930’s New Deal homes and run with the friendly goats! Visit an original homestead, pet the goats, and join us in celebrating homestead life. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. All ages welcome with parental permission. All paces welcome in the 5K, there will be an untimed 1-mile Kid’s Race that will start a few minutes after the 5K. Join us after the race for other family fun activities including playing with the goats, games for kids, and much more. Healthy snacks and refreshments to recharge your body will be provided. Visit the race website-goatgallop5k.wordpress.com for more information. Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/WV/Arthurdale/goatgallop5k or stop by the office to register in person. Pre-registration is now open!

Color Me Au-Some 5K Walk/Run

Participants are plastered with color bombs of dry tempera paint powder at stations throughout the course. Participants are encouraged to wear white t-shirts to engage in the “Color Me Process.” The Color Me Au-Some 5K course incorporates one of the city’s oldest and most recognizable landmarks, the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. The course starts at the picturesque waterfront, goes through downtown, over the Suspension Bridge, around Wheeling Island, back over the Suspension Bridge, and down Main Street returning to the Waterfront. Following the race, participants can enjoy refreshments, door prizes, awards ceremony, and music. Awards will be given to the top 5 female and male walkers and runners, and the top three female and male finishers in the following categories: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, top finisher in 70+. Children ages 3 & under will pay no registration fee, but parents must register them and sign the waiver. All participants that register as walkers MUST walk. If you register as a runner, you are permitted to run and walk.

Color Me Au-Some 5K Walk/Run

Color Me Au-Some 5K Walk/Run is an event with a fun and colorful twist where participants are plastered with color bombs of dry tempera paint powder at stations throughout the course. Participants are encouraged to wear white t-shirts to engage in the “Color Me Process.” The Color Me Au-Some 5K course incorporates one of the city’s oldest and most recognizable landmarks, the Wheeling Suspension Bridge. The course starts at the picturesque waterfront, goes through downtown, over the Suspension Bridge, around Wheeling Island, back over the Suspension Bridge, and down Main Street returning to the Waterfront. Following the race, participants can enjoy refreshments, door prizes, awards ceremony, and music. Awards will be given to the top 5 female and male walkers and runners and the top three female and male finishers in the following age categories: 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, top finisher in 70+. Children ages 3 & under will pay no registration fee, but parents must register them and sign the waiver. All participants that register as walkers MUST walk. If you register as a runner, you are permitted to run and walk.

Charleston Toastmasters Open-House

Not your grandfather's Toastmasters! Please join the Charleston Area Toastmasters for our Spring Open House as we celebrate the roll-out of Pathways--our new, online education program that provides access to training and planning. Refreshments will be provided and everyone is welcome to come meet our members and learn about the exciting new Toastmasters program.

Lewisburg Girls Day Out

Grab your BFF's and come downtown for a day all about You! Enjoy complimentary tastings, refreshments, giveaways, drawings, special offers and more!

Holiday Open House in White Sulphur Springs

Main Street White Sulphur Springs will light up the village for the town’s annual Holiday Open House. Downtown businesses featuring gift items, holiday décor, food, home accessories and more will be open and offering refreshments. Ice sculpting by The Greenbrier, a parade through town, a trolley for the kids and a chance to visit the big guy himself (that's Santa, of course) are part of the festivities.

Margaret Denison Fall Nature Walks

Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall! Choose from a series of guided hikes on a variety of topics led by knowledgeable naturalists. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase following the hikes. Registration begins at 8:30am at the swimming pool parking lot. Hikes will begin at 9am. The fee is $5 for adults and $2 for children to participate. More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1885761125026247??ti=ia

Debbie Green “Green Mile” One Mile Race

Race starts at 7:00 p.m. at Wheeling's Heritage Port. Shirts guaranteed to the first 250 registered participants; Pizza provided by Dominos Pizza; Refreshments provided and Wild Horse will provide entertainment; Championship timing by Runners High. Entry fee is $13.00 prior to the day of the race and $15.00 race day. Registration and packet pickup is 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. SHARP!

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.

West Virginia’s 154th Birthday Celebration

Stop by and sign the state's birthday card! West Virginia Day celebration at the Culture Center complete with youth activities, cake-cutting ceremony with birthday cupcakes and refreshments for visitors. Limited edition Blenko glassware will be on sale along with a presentation by Thorny Lieberman, author and architectural photographer.

Arthurdale Heritage Goat Gallop 5K

Gallop through history with homestead goats! Run, walk, or roll through Arthurdale's beautiful historic district dotted with original New Deal homesteads--and gallop past the homestead goats! Visit the historic grounds, run and play with our goats, and join us to celebrate the homestead life with the whole family. Join us after the races for other fun family activities including playing with the goats, games for kids, and much more. Healthy snacks and refreshments to recharge your body will be provided. Pre-registration rate--$20--available through June 3; registration is $25 after June 3 until race day. Pre-registration guarantees an event t-shirt.

Blue and Gray Tea at Adaland

Adaland Mansion at Philippi hosts the Blue & Gray Tea as part of the Blue & Gray Reunion in Philippi. The annual June event draws reenactors in Civil War era attire and also those who love teas and enjoy seeing all the period clothing. Assorted fresh fruit and tea sandwiches, mini desserts with variety of hot teas and punch. Adults $20 plus tip. Limited seating. Reservations Required.

First Fridays After Five

First Fridays after 5 takes place all year long in downtown Lewisburg with shops, galleries and restaurants in downtown Lewisburg open until 8 p.m. serving complimentary refreshments and entertainment, sponsored by City National Bank. Downtown Lewisburg, America's Coolest Small Town, is just 1 mile south of I-64 via exit 169. The town center is located at the intersection of Washington Street (Rt. 60) and Jefferson Street (Rt. 219).

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.)

Once Upon A Time Princess Tea Party

For children ages infant to 12. Come visit with the princesses for a morning. Refreshments, pictures, activities, and more. Call 304-562-0518 ext 103 for more information.

First Friday After Five

First Fridays after 5 takes place all year long in downtown Lewisburg with shops, galleries and restaurants in downtown Lewisburg open until 9pm serving complimentary refreshments and entertainment, sponsored by City National Bank. Downtown Lewisburg, America's Coolest Small Town, is just 1 mile south of I-64 via exit 169. The town center is located at the intersection of Washington Street (Rt. 60) and Jefferson Street (Rt. 219).

Let’s Go to the Stars

Meet members of the Kanawha Valley Astronomical Society and peer through telescopes to see the night sky like you've never seen it before! Cross Lanes Branch Library will be hosting this system-wide event which will take place at the KVAS Breezy Point Observatory on the grounds of Camp Virgil Tate. Crafts and refreshments will be in the lower level of the "Boone" Maxwell Lodge & Conference Center and are provided by The Friends of the Library and The Cross Lanes Library Advisory Board. Driving directions to the Breezy Point Observatory can be found at: www.kvas.org/observatory.html

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.

NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY – North Bend State Park

Countdown the old and ring in the New Year at North Bend State Park. Enjoy great food, live music and dancing, refreshments, and a champagne toast at midnight. New Year's is always a sellout at North Bend. Call early for reservations. Neon Moon will be at North Bend to help you ring in the New Year in style with their renditions of popular songs from yesterday and today. This local band featuring Jerry and Lisa Queen has been playing throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley for years and will have you dancing your way right into 2017! The North Bend Restaurant will be featuring its famous New Year's Eve buffet, including a carving station with several entrées, assorted sides, and decadent dessert table; all served by the North Bend wait staff. Atmosphere is casual, dress comfortably and to have fun. Click the web link for greater detail. Advanced reservations required. Contact: 304-643-2931

DIY: Sock Snowman

Relax with us at the Elk Valley Express Library and make a wintry sock snowman. All materials and step-by-step instructions will be provided. There is a limit of 10 participants. Call the library at 304-965-8956 to secure your space for this fun craft workshop. Light refreshments will be served as well.

Elk Valley Express Library Holiday Open House

Join us at the Elk Valley Express Library for our annual Holiday Open House. We will have crafts, entertainment, and goodies for all ages. Parents, make sure to bring your camera in case a special guest would drop in for a visit! Refreshments provided by the Clendenin and Elk Valley Branch Library Advisory Boards.

Dunbar Branch Library Holiday Open House

Stop by during the Dunbar Branch Library's annual Holiday Open House for refreshments, music, children's crafts, and other fun activities! Find out what's new in the library and bask in the holiday spirit.

Cross Lanes Branch Holiday Open House

Get in the holiday mood at the Cross Lanes Library's Annual Holiday Open House. Several activities are planned, including music by Andrew Jackson Middle School Choirs, and making holiday crafts. A very special guest will arrive at 7:30 p.m., so bring your camera. Cookies and punch provided by the Cross Lanes Library Advisory Board and the Woman's Club of Cross Lanes.

Riverside Public Library Holiday Open House

Enjoy live holiday music, crafts, and pictures with Santa. Explore the library and get in the holiday spirit. Refreshments will also be available.

Glass Craft Activity and Open House

Join the Watts Museum in celebrating West Virginia's glass heritage during Mountaineer Week. Make a tissue paper stained glass craft or an etched piece of glassware, and then explore the current museum exhibit, "Molded in the Mountains: The Glass Industry in West Virginia." All ages welcome. Free of cost, refreshments provided.

Annual Aurora Barn Dance

Join the Aurora Project for the Annual Aurora Barn Dance! Enjoy an afternoon of music and dancing, featuring Born Old and Aurora Celtic. There will be a silent auction, and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free for children under 10. Contact the Aurora Project by phone at 304-735-3620 or email [email protected] for more information.

Jewels & Drinks at Greenbrier Valley Theatre

Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, will host a jewelry trunk show in the Daywood Lobby on Sunday, August 28. This event is free and open to the public from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Jewelry artisan, Alan Anderson, will be at GVT to showcase an eclectic mix of costume jewelry. Beaded handbags, brooches, necklaces, earrings and much more will be on display. Complimentary hors d'oeurves and beverages will be served. For more information, call GVT at 304-645-3838.

West Virginia Day Celebration at I-64 East Welcome Center

Entertainment and Exhibitors:  US Army Corps Of Engineers Water Safety with Tuggy the Tug Boat 10:00am – 2 pm  Paul Stowers and the Blue Grass Band 1:00 pm  Huntington Art Museum Exotic Flower Display Variety of Refreshments!

4th Annual Princess Tea

Come join your favorite princesses for a day of fun, games, refreshments, and cookies!! Party or Sunday dress attire is encouraged for everyone, you can even arrive dressed as your favorite princess! This year your little princess will visit with each of our princesses, visit the "Sparkle Station", and enjoy a special surprise guest! Please bring your own camera to capture each greeting and smile from your little one. Play games with the princesses, and watch as your child parades down our indoor "Main Street" with all the princesses! Refreshments and snacks will be available! Admission: $20.00/Child Ages 12 and under; $5.00 for Each Accompanying Adult *This event is being held at the Training Center located through the North Wagon Gate entrance on 8th Street. *There will be no tickets sold at the door, so be sure to reserve your tickets NOW! *Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Holiday Open House In White Shulphur Springs

"It's a Vintage Christmas in the Spa City," as Main Street White Sulphur Springs lights up for the town’s annual Holiday Open House. This year the event will be held on Saturday, November 20 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. Downtown businesses featuring gift items, holiday décor, food, home accessories and more will be open and offering refreshments.