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Trees and the Landscape in Late Autumn

With most leaves fallen, shapes of woody plants and the surface of the ground become more apparent. Location, bark, habit of growth, and twig details help reveal the identities of trees. Leaves may be nearby for confirmation. Explore the November landscape with retired Core Arboretum manager Jon Weems. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Free. Donations encouraged. Please register by Thursday, November 16. * 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 info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

Nighttime Raptors: Owling in WV Botanic Garden

LeJay Graffious, local birder, will present a program on West Virginia owls. We will start indoors with an audio-visual review of owls of the region. Learn to identify on sight or by calls. Then we will go outdoors to try to find owls of the garden. $5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Please register by Thursday, November 16. * 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 info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

Yoga In the Garden

Join us to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class for WVBG members, $15 for non-members.

There’s 1 day a year you can zip off the New River Gorge Bridge

You can zipline and rappel year-round in West Virginia, but did you know there’s one special day a year you

Ripley Ghost Walk

Storyteller Granny Sue leads the "Do You Believe?" ghost walk, a 1-mile stroll through downtown Ripley. The lantern tour features tales of local history such as WV's last public hanging and the tragic death of the town's namesake, Harry Ripley. Walks begin at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. from the Jackson County Courthouse. Call 304-514-2609 to register.

Agatha Christie Murder Mystery

"And Then There Were None" is on stage in Ripley's historic Alpine Theatre. The 3-act murder mystery is presented by The Jackson County Players. A 2 p.m. Sunday matinee also is available.

Winter Birds of Monongalia County

LeJay Graffious, local birder, will present a two-part program on identifying our avian friends found in the winter months. The first part will be an indoor interactive presentation about birds found in the area during the winter months. The second part will be an outdoor bird walk in the WVBG with an option to travel to Cheat Lake to look for waterfowl. All ages. $5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Please register by Thursday, November 9. * 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 info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

Friday Family Walk

Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone on the second Friday of each month for a short 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. Donations encouraged. Please register by Thursday, November 9. *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 - 2 hrs. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Seed Saving

What does open-pollinated mean? Hybrid, Heirloom, or Non-GMO seeds? Join WVBG Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter to learn about the ancient practice of seed-saving, the importance of preserving our seed biodiversity, and what the labels on seed packages mean. This program features an autumn seed-collection walk. Open to all ages. $5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Please register by Thursday, November 2. * 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 info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

Shakespeare’s Weird Weather

From the “weird” meteors of Macbeth to the rain that “raineth every day” in Twelfth Night, this presentation chases the weather of early modern England. By exploring the climate in Shakespeare’s plays, as well as the climate in which his works were composed, this talk by Associate Professor of English at West Virginia University Lowell Duckert invites us to critically re-examine the entangled relationships between climate and culture in our current era of climate change. Most appropriate for adults. $5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Please register by Thursday, October 19. * 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 info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

Nature in Fall

Fall is a time of preparation and change. Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone to learn about what is happening in nature and at the Garden during the fall. The program will include a slide presentation followed by a walk. All ages. $5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Please register by Thursday, October 19. * 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 info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

Soil Health & Composting

Learn about the importance of soil vitality and benefits of composting from WVBG volunteer and avid gardener Robin Stewart and WVBG Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter. An interactive activity on worm composting will be featured for younger gardeners as well. Open to all ages. $5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Please register by Monday, October 16. * 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 info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

Lecture: Ancient Earthworks in the Middle Ohio Valley

Ancient Earthworks in the Middle Ohio Valley: Discovering New Sites and Re-examining the Old By Jarrod Burks, PhD, Director of Archaeological Geophysics, Ohio Valley Archaeology, Inc. The Middle Ohio Valley is rich in ancient moments--circles, squares, and even more exotic shapes; most were built about 1800 years ago. Though many sites were mapped in the 19th century and still more mounds were excavated, these may be the tip of the proverbial iceberg. Recent aerial photograph analysis and on-the-ground geophysical surveys have found a surprising number of previously undocumented enclosure sites, as well as many new features at well-known sites. Join us as we explore these new discoveries and see first-hand some of the exciting new scientific data that is leading scholars into a new era of earthwork research in our region.

Film – “America Before Columbus”

When Christopher Columbus stepped ashore in the New World, he actually encountered a very old world whose inhabitants had created a vast infrastructure of cities, orchards, canals, and causeways. This National Geographic production sheds light on the world of ancient American history.

Vietnam: West Virginians Remember

On Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11, the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex will show a documentary from West Virginia Public Broadcasting featuring the experiences of 5 West Virginia combat veterans. Per capita, West Virginians served the most and died the most in Vietnam. It lives on as America’s most controversial war – with questions unanswered, lessons not learned, and for veterans who survive, including thousands of West Virginians, haunting memories remain.

Pierpont Community & Technical College Fall Open House

Attend this program to experience all that Pierpont Community & Technical College has to offer! Attend this free event and explore our academic programs with hands-on sessions. Meet with faculty, staff, and current students to learn about admission, financial aid, veterans affairs, on-campus housing, and campus activities. Attendees will have the opportunity to win door prizes and scholarships!

Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show

The Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show is hitting the Showroom on November 18, 2017 at 7:30pm. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or at our Gift Shop.

Hysterical Management presents Comedy Night

Hysterical Management presents Comedy Night Live at Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack on November 3, 2017. The features America's Got Talent star Kevin Downey Jr., and Mike Conley and is hosted by Carol Pennington. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or our Gift Shop.

International Wrestling Cartel presents High Stakes 2

The International Wrestling Cartel is slamming into the Showroom for this high energy live wrestling event. Don't miss Jerry "The King" Lawler and Wheeling, West Virginia's own Jaxon Argos take to the ring. Tickets start at $15.00 and the Meet & Greet will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Sound Checks – Christmas with The Company Stores and the Steel Wheels

Sound Checks - Christmas with The Company Stores and the Steel Wheels Step out of your seat and on to the stage with Sound Checks! Deck the halls with one of our favorite local bands, The Company Stores! Hot off their first tour with their newest album, The Company Stores will stuff your stock with some rad sounds!

Sound Checks – Porch 40! & Christian Lopez

Step out of your seat and on to the stage with Sound Checks! Stuff yourself with Sound Checks for a special pre-Thanksgiving performance on Wednesday, November 22nd! November’s show features headliner, Porch 40!

Mountain Stage: Robyn Hitchcock, Pere Ubu, Joan Shelley, Susan Werner, The Chandler Travis Philharmonic

Performers include: Robyn Hitchcock, Pere Ubu, Joan Shelley, Susan Werner, and The Chandler Travis Philharmonic.

Elf the Musical

ELF The Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

Foodie Feast

This is not your Mother’s Thanksgiving! Charleston’s appetite for fun, funky holiday-inspired food with a ravishing new twist is truly insatiable! Don’t miss Foodie Feast—featuring the unique fusion of one-of-a-kind culinary creations with traditional comfort foods created by local celebrity chefs. Cocktails, too! You might even get some ideas to spice up your own Turkey Day.

Mountain Stage: North Mississippi Allstars, Paul Thorn, Bonnie Bishop, Declan O’Rourke, Bil Lepp

Performers include: North Mississippi Allstars, Paul Thorn, Bonnie Bishop, Declan O'Rourke, Bil Lepp.

HallowEast 9 Lives Costume Crawl

The freaks come out at night! The annual Costume Crawl kicks off at 6 p.m. with registration on Washington Street East! A variety of drink specials are available to those who register as well as live entertainment and tons of freaky fun! Register now to receive a HallowEast t-shirt and can coozie – supplies are limited! Schedule of Events: 6 PM – 8 PM: Coach Kidd from Electric 102.7FM will be spinning your favorite spooky tunes! 8 PM – 9 PM: The Spanglers take the stage 9 PM – 9:30 PM: The Crawl for the Crown!!! All in costume can participate in the battle for the best costume of the night from our special guest judges! No need to register in advance – sign up the night of the event. The Ms. and Mr. HallowEast winners will receive a special package courtesy of Mike Winland-Studios 9:30 PM – 11 PM :Headliners – Beggars Clan Times are subject to change.

Spring Hill Cemetery Founders Day Program

A walking tour of Spring Hill Cemetery Park and Arboretum with re-enactors of some of Charleston's Founding Figures. The tour will showcase historic monuments with an optional guided history and tree tour. (Parking is limited. See trolley details under Carriage Trail Leaf Walk)... expanded for website to include the following:....Spring Hill Cemetery Park and Arboretum-- a quiet place of repose for the deceased and a restful, scenic park for the living----Spring Hill Cemetery is listed on the National Historic Register and is one of our city’s greatest assets. A beautiful place for walking, bird watching, and arboretum touring, Spring Hill provides spectacular views of Charleston and a recreational area for running, biking, hiking or a peaceful respite from life’s hectic pace. Our city’s history can be told through the headstones found here.

FestivALL Fall: Carriage Trail Leaf Walk

Revel in the colors of West Virginia's fall foliage at the Carriage Trail Leaf Walk on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Enjoy vignettes from Alban Arts Center, Children's Theatre of Charleston, and LimeLight Theatre Company; live music by the Carriage Trail Horn Trio and vilolinist Alasha Al-Qudah with guitarist Ray Singleton; and other artful adventures. Take a stroll on the .65 mile trail and experience the arts in a not so typical place. Parking is limited. KRT will provide free shuttle service between this event and The Spring Hill Cemetery Founders Day Program with a stop downtown at Taylor Books. Location: Sunrise Carriage Trail, 746 Myrtle Rd-- parking at Farmer, Cline, Campbell PLLC, at the bottom of the trail and across the bridge in downtown Charleston. This event is FREE and open to ALL.

FestivALL Harvest Art Fair

The 5th FestivALL Harvest Art Fair is an indoor extension of the summer Capitol Street Art Fair. It takes place at the elegant Woman’s Club on Charleston's East End by the WV Capitol. The same high standards apply to the fine art and fine crafts, and most of the thirty or more artisans also participate in the Capitol Street Art Fair. This event is a staple of FestivALL Fall and a popular stop for early holiday shopping for hand-crafted gifts. The Harvest Art Fair also includes free make and take activities for children provided by Anna Copenhaver, Charleston Montessori School, Charleston Parks and Recreation, Gary Myatezh & Kanawha County Library. 2017 Artisans Bath & Body: Wild Mountain Soap Co. Fine Art/Mixed Media: J. Bird Antique Pet Photo, Art by Brandy Jefferys, HepCatz Designs, Charles Ott, Staci Leech-Cornell, Charly Jupiter Hamilton, Aska’s Atelier, Questionable Press Fiber: Touch of Color Fiber Glass: Art of Hubert Bain, Jeanette Justice Woodwork/Furniture: Woodvox Jewelry: Connie McColley, Damienne Dibble, Teresa Gail Designs, Making Cent$ (Matt Meadows), Artisan’s Menagerie, Theresa Gail Designs, Anna-Toler Frazier, Christine Keller-Chrizart Photography: Andy Altman Photography, Rick Burgess Pottery: Arts & Thoughts Studio, Regina Swim Sculpture: Marshall’s by Ellie, Melony's Menagerie Textiles: Suzan Morgan, Gretchen VanNostrand Made possible by Charles & Mary Fayne Glotfelty Foundation, EQT Foundation

Appalachian Children’s Chorus ‘Blue Jean Ball’

The Blue Jean Ball is the social event of the fall! Dress in your blue jeans, add some bling and come dance with us! River Jam will play live for guests to show their moves on the dance floor. ACC's Concert Choir will sing a few tunes with the band. There will be plenty of food, but it’s not a full, sit down dinner. Be prepared to enjoy delicious bites and small plate servings as you mix and mingle with friends. Exciting items will be available as part of special raffle.

Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza!

Watch “Professor of Pumkinology” Scott “Stormin’ Norman as he demonstrates his pumpkin carving skills in this performance on the Library Plaza at the Main Library. Norman of Galva Illinois, calls himself "The Picasso" of pumpkin carving and his skills have gotten him on national television and sporting events. Since 2008, he has traveled throughout the country demonstrating his carving skills. He appeared on America’s Got Talent in 2012, has taught at Disney, worked for the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Lightning, the Ronald McDonald House, and NASA to name a few. He wrote the book “Pumpkins: A Well Rounded View of the Well Rounded Food” after his stint on America’s Got Talent, hence the reason he also calls himself a “professor of pumpkinology.” This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Library. Note: In case of rain this program will be held indoors in the 3rd floor meeting room.

Spooktacular! Journey Through the Wizarding World!

Journey through the Wizarding World! Inspired by the great books/movies of Harry Potter, we will be turning the Clay Center into our very own Wizarding World. There will be wand making and wizard games and MORE along with our classic pumpkin decorating and trick-or-treat trail! For this event we encourage all to dress up in their finest wizarding costume (however it is not necessary). o Pumpkin Transformation (12:00-4:00) o Bag Enchanting (11:00-4:00) o Training Grounds (11:00-4:00) o The Wizard Cup Tournament (1:00 & 3:00) o Wand Making (11:00-4:00) o Tales with Beedle the Bard (12:00 & 2:00) o Wizard Family Crests (12:00-4:00) o Wizard’s Walkway (Trick or Treat Trail)

American Shakespeare Center presents Taming of the Shrew

Back by popular demand the American Shakespeare Center returns, this time with their production of Taming of the Shrew.

The 35th State-Gov. Francis H. Pierpont

Tickets can be purchased from 10-2, Monday - Saturday at the Marion County Museum. Francis H. Peirpont, the "Father of West Virginia" and Governor of Restored Virginia from 1861 -1862 was born. He was elected Governor by all 77 Representatives at the Second Wheeling Convention. Without him it is doubtful that the State of West Virginia would have been born. He also established free eduction to all which did not exist in Virgina. In 1865 he established what is now known as Fairmont State University.

WV Symphony Orchestra presents Verdi’s Requiem

PROGRAM: Verdi's Requiem With the West Virginia Symphony Chorus and choirs from Fairmont State University, Marshall University, West Virginia State University and West Virginia University

*Dead Giveaway* Mystery-Comedy by Pat Cook

“Dr. Hugh Bernard has hired Angie as a cook and cleaning woman to “find out what’s going on.” Strange things have been happening in the house where five elderly women live “boarding house” style. All, apparently, hate each other. And they keep losing one housekeeper after another. What keeps these women together? What dark secret are they all hiding? And why do they all keep dying? Find out in this comedy chiller, where you’re not sure who or what to believe, who is really murdering who. And finally, what really happened to Jinx, the cat?” Show times Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m, Sunday matinee at 2:00 p.m. Oct 5-8 and 12-15, 2017.

WV Symphony Orchestra presents Verdi’s Requiem

Verdi's Requiem With the West Virginia Symphony Chorus and choirs from Fairmont State University, Marshall University, West Virginia State University and West Virginia University

WV Symphony Orchestra presents Go For Baroque

PROGRAM Charles Morey, violin Karl Paulnack, organ and harpsichord Grant Cooper, Conducting Gabrieli: Sonata Pian'e Forte Handel: The Cuckoo and the Nightingale with Karl Paulnack, organ Gabrieli: Canzon in Double Echo Vivaldi: The Four Seasons with Charles Morey, violin and Karl Paulnack, harpsichord

WV Symphony Orchestra presents Go For Baroque

PROGRAM: Charles Morey, violin Karl Paulnack, organ and harpsichord David Donathan, organ Grant Cooper, Conducting Gabrieli: Sonata Pian'e Forte Bach: Toccata and Fugue in d minor with David Donathan Handel: The Cuckoo and the Nightingale with Karl Paulnack, organ Gabrieli: Canzon in Double Echo Vivaldi: The Four Seasons with Charles Morey, violin and Karl Paulnack, harpsichord

You can find pumpkin-flavored everything at WV’s largest pumpkin festival

At only one-and-a-half square miles with a population of about 2,500, the tiny river town of Milton boasts an impressive

Barboursville Community Pumpkin Carving

These 11 WV tacos will satisfy those Tex-Mex cravings

West Virginia is a culinary mecca – with everything from high-end French cuisine to traditional Appalachian fare. But, sometimes, nothing

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join us to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class for WVBG members; $15 for non-members.

Friday Family Walk

Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone on the second Friday of each month for a short 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.

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join us to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Please register at wvbg.org.

Zombie Prom – Wine Cellar Style

A Zombie Prom, Wine Cellar Style, for 13 to 18 year old teenagers will be held at the Dutch Hollow Wine Cellars on Dutch Hollow Road in Dunbar. There will be unLIVE music, SCAREprises and reFLESHments. Zombie makeup artists Jeannette Karnes will be on 'hand' to give you a 'face lift' if you so desire. Come as you are, or wear your Zombie attire for a fun evening in the 'DARK' park.

Veterans Weekend Package

Come Thursday, November 9 to Sunday, November 12 and help us close our 2017 Capon Springs season. Plan your Veteran’s Day Escape Package now with spa time, golf, awesome food (made from scratch), hiking and reading in your favorite nook at Capon. It will be a great time as we end our 85th anniversary season! Call Tom in Reservations at 304-874-3695 to book your Veteran’s Day weekend now! $300 all-inclusive package for Friday to Sunday. Add on Thursday for only $118 per person with bath, $102 with share bath.

Capon Springs & Farms-End of October $99 Specials

If you aren’t able to join us for our early October $99 special, here’s another chance to take advantage of these great savings. Many locations are open for booking! And if you think $99 is a great deal, consider staying in Main House rooms with shared bath for only $85 per night per person! Book now and grab your spot for any number of the following nights at this $99 offer.

WVBG Citizen Scientist: Duck Nesting Boxes

The ducks stop here! Join WVU Wildlife and Fisheries Resources student Saahirah Cua and WVBG Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter for a fun informative session, hands-on nesting box construction, and installation in WVBG’s pond area to attract migrating waterfowl in spring. This project features citizen science and data collection opportunities. All ages. $5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Please register by Monday, October 9.

Fall Children’s Festival

Bring the family and enjoy fairy house building, pumpkin painting, a variety of crafts, special guests, and delicious seasonal snacks. Back for its ninth year! All ages. Free. Donations encouraged. Please register online at wvbg.org. Donations are appreciated.

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join us to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class for WVBG members; $15 for non-members.

3 areas in WV that grow flora usually found across the world

Have you heard of Ice Mountain? This 150-acre nature preserve in Hampshire County gets its name from an unusual geological

Run for the Paws 5K Walk/Run

The 4th Annual Paws & Claws 5K Walk/Run will be held Sunday October 8th at the Freedom Shelter of Veterans Memorial Park in Clarksburg, WV Registration begins at Noon—Race begins at 2PM (Rain date will be Oct 15th) This is an exciting event that allows runners and walkers alike to enjoy the outdoors, with their pets if they choose. To pre-register mail to: HSHC PO Box 4397 Clarksburg, WV 26302 or sign up at www.hshcwv.org. $20 to pre-register / $25 day of the event. T-shirts for the first 100 to register!

4th Annual Minority Business Expo

Join the Herbert Henderson Office of Minority Affairs for the 4th Annual Minority Business Expo Wednesday, October 25th, 10am-6pm at the Charleston Civic Center! Interact with important business and government leaders looking to promote minority entrepreneurship, and stop by tables from numerous organizations. Our mission is to correct a simple problem: West Virginia ranks last in the nation in minority workplace participation, at a dismal 53.2%. We must do something different if we want to improve our standing. Women and minorities must be included in the creation of businesses, licensure process, and participation in the economic development of our great state. The goals of the Expo are to support diversity and inclusion, equal employment opportunities, small and disadvantaged businesses, and inclusion of historically under-represented communities to improve the lives of all West Virginians. Expo Features! • Informational Sessions •Partnership possibilities •Networking opportunities • Simulated Workplace • Mentoring opportunities •Employment opportunities If you are a Small, Woman, Veteran, Minority owned business or looking to start a business, This event is perfect for you!

2017 TRAC Fall Photography Workshop

Beginner and advanced photographers are invited to the Three Rivers Avian Center (TRAC) in Brooks, WV, for the opportunity to photograph birds of prey during the spring and fall. The next Birds of Prey Photography Workshop is on Saturday, October 14, 2017. Professional photographer Steven Wayne Rotsch and TRAC co-directors Ron and Wendy Perrone offer amateur to professional photographers the opportunity to capture images of West Virginia’s birds of prey in natural settings. About 10, usually shy, birds of prey will be modeling in natural settings for the cameras, including Regis - The Bald Eagle, Hoolie - A Great Horned Owl, Gimli - The American Kestrel, Nick and Harlan - Two Red-tailed Hawks, Dori - The Peregrine Falcon and more will be available during both the morning and afternoon sessions. The difference between the morning and afternoon sessions are the natural settings where the birds are photographed. Choose between either 1/2 day session or the full day (which includes lunch). Photographers of all skill levels will also be able to pick up technical tips during one-on-one sessions with the instructor. The focus of the workshop is photographing the birds. At least (50) fifty-percent of the registration fees will benefit TRAC, a 501( c) 3 nonprofit organization.

Mountaineer Week

The 70th annual Mountaineer Week will be held Friday, October 20th through Sunday, October 29th. Events every day of the week to include the Quilt Show, Family Fun Day, Mon-Valley Model Railroad Display, Craft Fair, Pepperoni Roll Day, Fiddle Contest, Tellabration, Mountaineer Idol, Ghost Tour, Square Dance, Pearl S. Buck Day, Country Vittles Dinner and much more!

Migration Celebration

The Migration Celebration is a free family oriented festival celebrating the return of our migratory birds and West Virginia's natural heritage. Live hawks, owls, falcons & bald eagle on display, arts and crafts for kids, displays, birding and nature walks, free 2 hour photography workshop and more!

West Virginia’s oldest movie theater is still going strong

West Virginia is home to dozens of grand old theaters harboring a century’s worth of memories dating back to the

Reformation Fest

Redeemer Lutheran Church will host a four-event Reformation Fest (reformationfest.org) on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., on the church campus to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Reformation Fest features four events: Disc-Golf Tournament At 9 a.m. the festival will kick off with a disc golf tournament to benefit the Feed My Sheep school food program supporting Alum Creek Elementary School. Festival of Food At 11 a.m., Redeemer Lutheran will offer free food including bratwurst and will open a children’s obstacle course. Reformation Walk Also beginning at 11 a.m., the Reformation Walk will offer a self-guided experience to trace the events that led to the Protestant Reformation, rediscovery of the Gospel, and sweeping changes in the world. There will be 10 interactive stations set up throughout the church. Martin Luther Movie At 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Redeemer will host a free screening of the movie “Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World.” Reverend Frank Ruffatto, pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, will hold a brief question and answer session between showings. The Protestant Reformation began October 31, 1517, in Wittenberg, Germany, when Martin Luther posted his thoughts about theological topics and the practices of the Church. That simple action began the Reformation — a movement that changed Western society. The Gospel of Grace Alone, Faith Alone, and Word Alone was rediscovered.

Look to the Sky Movie Premiere Event

This is a special viewing of the upcoming Netflix documentary, Look to the Sky. This heartwarming film features uplifting stories of young people who have demonstrated the iconic spirit of Superman by becoming real-life superheroes when facing life-threatening situations, homelessness, physical challenges and loss. This documentary, created by Brett Culp, explores the power of hope and the importance of positive ideals while encouraging viewers to find the superhero within themselves. Grab your cape and come celebrate the anniversary of helping families stay together and close to the care they need! 6 p.m. – Reception and 27th Anniversary Celebration 7 p.m. – Look to the Sky Movie Premiere (Approximately 1 hour) View the official trailer here: https://vimeo.com/138808132 For more information, please contact Sierra Lilac at 304-322-2072 or sierra@rmhcmgtn.org.

Free Open House at Buffalo Gap Retreat, Capon Bridge

Enjoy the fall foliage while listening to music, doing yoga, getting a seated massage, sitting in a wood-burning sauna and so much more.

Berkeley Springs Studio Tour

This is a free, self-guided tour of artists studios in and around Berkeley Springs, WV. You'll see contemporary and traditional art and fine crafts in many different media as artists demonstrate and describe the processes they use to create their unique work. Studios will be open from 10AM until 5PM on both days. See works being created and creations displayed for sale.

Fall Festival

There's no better place and time to celebrate the coming of Fall than at Heritage Farm during our Fall Festival! We'll have wagon rides, cider, and lots of Farm fall fun in addition to our 7th Annual Cast Iron Cook-off!

Mountain Games

Mountain Games celebrates our Appalachian Heritage through life and work experiences of our ancestors, but in a fun competition style event. Events such as Dead Eye Shooting, Tomahawk Throwing and Steel Walker are just a few of the 10 competitions in the games. In addition there will be a Trail Run to start off the day as well as the Inaugural Storytelling Competition. For the kids there is a great Kids Zone for children 6 and younger to enjoy and participate in their own activities. This year's event features a Lumberjack Duel with STIHL Timber Sport Champions Arden and Matt Cogar battling head to head. This is an event you DO NOT want to miss. Go to www.ClaimYourHeritage.com for more details how you can get involved and register today!

Blessing of the Animals

Got Pets? We Bless! Bring your furry, feathered, finned (and even scaled!) creatures to Saint Matthews Episcopal Church for a Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi Day. Join The Reverend Kim Webster at 6PM in the Payne Memorial Garden on October 4, 2017 for this wonderful ceremony. St. Matthew's is located at 36 Norwood Road in Charleston, WV. For more information, please call 304-343-3837.

Beers and Brats Fall Celebration at The Resort at Glade Springs

Save the date: on Saturday September 23 our Beers & Brats fall celebration returns to the terrace outside of Bunkers Sports Bar, and so does live music by The Parachute Brigade! Enjoy a variety of craft brews and bratwursts, with games, prizes and face painting for the kids. There's no cover, and everyone's invited, so come join the fun with us! (Specialty food and beverage items will be sold by tokens at $1 each, which you can purchase at the door or in advance at Bunkers Sports Bar at The Resort at Glade Springs).

BooFest — Halloween in Shepherdstown

Jingle Bell Run

5K Timed & Untimed $30; 1 Mile Walk $25; Kids Run $15; Prices increase $5 Sept. 1 and Nov. 1; Jingle in Your Jammies $30 Bring your furry friend and participate in our NEW Dog Costume Contest. Dress up too for a chance to win your own unique prize. There will be exhibits and a silent auction in the auditorium. Registration opens at 8:00 a.m. Kids Kandy Kane Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. Arty Elf and Olaf Snowman will be there to greet the kids! 5K Race and Walk begin at 9:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Register at www.jbr.org/charlestonwv. For more information contact Cathy Schrader at 304-205-1514 or cschrader@arthritis.org

15th Annual River Arts Show

Event Name: 15th Annual, River Arts Show Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation When: FRIDAY, 5-9 00 PM, AND SATURDAY 9-4PM, DECEMBER 1st AND 2nd, 2017 Since its inception The River Arts Show and Sale has transformed the UUC building into a Holiday Gift Boutique showing the wonderful work of over 25 high quality WV artists and crafts people in a wonderful ambiance and atmosphere. Our Friday Night artist’s reception with wine and noshes, and live music throughout the day on Saturday make this an experience to remember. Artists wishing to participate in this year’s show may find the applications at uucharlestonwv.org.

Aaron Lewis & Blackberry Smoke with special guest Alex Williams

Aaron Lewis and Blackberry Smoke team up for the “Sinners and Sanctified Tour.” Self-proclaimed “Northern Redneck” and Staind front man Aaron Lewis achieved critical and commercial success with his latest album, SINNER, which earned him the #1 position on the Billboard Top 200 Albums, Top Country Albums, and Top Digital Albums Charts upon release. Blackberry Smoke’s acclaimed new album "Like An Arrow" debuted at No. 1 on both Billboard’s Country Albums and Americana Albums charts, as well as No. 3 on Billboard’s Rock Albums chart. Ticket prices vary.

Capital City Art & Craft Show

There is truly a cornucopia of creativity at the 51th Annual Capital City Art and Craft Show, everything from the

Chris Stapleton – All American Road Show Tour

ADMISSION:$33.75 / $48.75 / $68.75 Chris Stapleton's All-American Road Show cruises into Charleston Nov. 2. This performance was rescheduled from an earlier date in June. The versatile artist performs past hits and soon-to-be new favorites.

The Addams Family

ADMISSION: $28.50 This dark comedy with its kooky, mysterious and spooky singing characters is a perfect show for Halloween. The show is based upon The Addams Family characters created by Charles Addams in his single-panel gag cartoons, which depict a ghoulish American family with an affinity for all things macabre. Show dates: October 27, 28, 29 November 3, 4, 5

Classic, Country and Rock & Roll

ADMISSION:Adults - $25; $30 at door | Student/Senior - $20; $25 at door Classic, Country and Rock ‘n Roll will be a mixed-bill performance featuring POULENC PIANO CONCERTO, a contemporary work created in the classic style; SQUARE DANCE, a bluegrass piece of "toe-tapping fun" choreographed to Senator Robert C. Byrd's fiddle music; and a new rock 'n roll ballet! Dancers from the Columbia Classical Ballet will join the Charleston Ballet for an evening of great dance entertainment! Two shows: Oct. 20 and Oct. 21

HallowEast

Mark your calendars for October 25-28, 2017. HallowEast is the only 3-day Halloween celebration in West Virginia that spotlights the spookiest time of year. HallowEast 9 takes place in the edgy, unique, and diverse East End of Charleston, WV! ArtMares: This horror themed art show is back for its 9th year! Join us for a special reception, meet the artists, and enjoy the live music. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres are provided by your favorite local businesses. Free Friday Night Freak Show: Nearly four decades ago, the ultimate midnight movie was released in theaters and to celebrate, Electric 102.7 and HallowEast will showcase The Rocky Horror Picture Show on the big, inflatable screen at Laidley Field Friday, October 27th! HallowEast Costume Pub Crawl: Oct. 28 (Registration is open from 5PM – 9PM) Time: 7:00 – 11:00 PM Locations: 8 East End Pubs Elizabeth St./Washington St./Leon Sullivan Way Cost: $20.00 per person Check the website for updates and details about events.

FestivALL Fall: Hops & Heat

The East End Bazaar will host Hops & Heat October 20th, 2018 from 2:00 P – 6:00 P as a

Meet these birds up close during migration season

Meet some of the most dramatic and colorful birds in West Virginia. From vast forests to isolated canyons, the Mountain

Fayetteville Fall Foraging Workshop & Hike

West Virginia and the Appalachian Mountains are a forager’s paradise. Join us for Fayetteville’s first Foraging event with our Fall Foraging Workshop & Hike on Saturday September 30th at Arrowhead Bike Farm. Fall is the perfect time to learn about the skills involved in foraging for wild food. Discover the delicacies that can be found in the woods. Roots, tubers, and shoots, greens, buds, and flowers are among the various plant structures that are available for harvesting. Follow a local legend the “Berry Man” Mitchel Dech as he leads our foraging hike. This event will be hands on exploring the trails of Arrowhead and the surrounding property to discover, discuss, and learn about edible plants in their habitats. Come prepared with comfortable shoes for moderate 2-mile hike. After the hike gather back on the deck for lunch on the bike farm. Enjoy some locally foraged snacks and tea. Interested in spending an afternoon with a great group of foragers? When: Saturday September 30th Time: 8:30 am to 1:00pm Where: Arrowhead Bike Farm Investment: $30; Lunch Included This event will take place rain or shine, and it will moderate hiking. Space for this event is limited in order to maximize the learning environment, and registration with payment in advance is required. To register, email Tabitha@visitfayettevillewv.com

Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest-Pipestem! Classic Blues, Rock and Appalachian Music – Then a Metallica SHOW at night! Advance Tickets! Saturday October 7th 11 AM - 11 PM - $15 Live Bands ALL DAY!! Margo and the Bluegills – Classic Blues Clinton Collins – Appalachian Folk Music Poor Taters – Appalachian Bluegrass JC/BC – Classic Rock Matt Mullins and the Bringdowns – Classic Rock BatterY – #1 Metallica Tribute Show in the World Miss Oktoberfest Contest - $1,000 In Prizes Bourbon Tasting, 60 Different Beers, and Full Cash Bar Meet the Brewers Free Sampler Cup Free Tattoos Food Truck Fest Authentic German Food – Flown in from The “REAL” Bavarian Oktoberfest Visit http://oktoberfest-pipestem-wv.com/ for more info or to purchase your advance tickets. No refunds for any reason; Must be 21 or older to attend.

Charleston Seafood Week

Join us for our 3rd Annual Charleston Seafood Week October 22-29 where restaurants around the city will help our campaign and encourage people to enjoy seafood more frequently. Some of the restaurants will even have seafood specials available during this week only! Official restaurant list and menus can be found at www.crwseafoodweek.com.

Charleston SeafoodFest

Don't miss out on our FREE event, Charleston SeafoodFest on Saturday, September 30th, 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. at the Capitol Market in Charleston. Come learn about the health benefits of seafood, take the Healthy Heart Pledge and get your free Omega 3 test. There will also be free food, cooking demonstrations by some of Charleston's notable chefs, children's activities and crafts, face painting, a balloon animal artist and more.

African American History Hike

Bike Your Park Day

Charles Town/Ranson Christmas Parade

Santa’s Polar Party

Holiday Craft Fair and Vendor Show

Wee Warrior Dash

Halloween Happening

Community Center Yard Sale

Movie in the Park — Featuring Hocus Pocus

Movie in the Park–Featuring Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

Allison Coles Severance — Art for Food

Poker Ride Metric Century & Trail Ride

American Conservation Film Festival

Friends of Music Concert featuring Two Rivers String Quartet

The Friends of Music will launch their new concert season on September 23 with a performance by the Two Rivers String Quartet and a featured clarinet. The concert will be held in Shepherdstown's Trinity Episcopal Church, on German Street, at 7:30 p.m. The program will include two works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, his Quartet No. 21 in D Major and his Clarinet Quintet in A Major; and "Bagatelles for Clarinet and Strings"(Op. 23), by 20th Century British composer Gerald Finzi. Admission to the concert will be free for Friends of Music members. The ticket price for others will be $20 per person ($18 before September 10). Memberships and tickets can be purchased on the Friends' website at www.friendswv.org or by mail (FOM, PO Box 220, Shepherdstown, WV 25443) or, if space is available, at the church the evening of the performance. Visa and Master Card will be accepted. The Friends of Music is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1999 to support and promote musical excellence. It is governed by a board of directors made up of local-area citizens. For more information, contact the Friends at 304-876-5765 or info@friendswv.org. This year's concert season is supported in part by a grant from the WV Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. The featured clarinetist for the September 23 concert will be David Drosinos. Mr. Drosinos has performed in Greece, Ireland, Moscow, Finland, the Bahamas and all over the continental U.S. He teaches at The Baltimore School for the Arts, The Peabody Preparatory, and Shepherd University. The Two Rivers String Quartet includes the following musicians: Heather Austin-Stone, Violin. Ms. Austin-Stone is currently the Concertmaster of the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, the Assistant Concertmaster with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, and a section 1st violinist with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. Camilo Perez-Mejia, Cello. Mr. Perez-Mejia is a member of the Temple Trio, Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington, and principal cellist for the National String Symphonia. He is also the Music Director and Conductor of the Charles Washington Symphony. Dana Rokosny, Viola. Ms. Rokosny is principal violist of the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra and performs regularly with the Maryland Symphony Orchestra and other orchestras in the Baltimore-Washington area. Petr Skopek, Violin. Mr. Skopek is a member of the Two Rivers Chamber Orchestra, the Maryland Symphony Orchestra, the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra and the Shippensburg Festival Orchestra.

Charlie Daniels Band & The Marshall Tucker Band

These legendary country classics will combine forces to bring an unforgettable night of music. Revel in the sounds of classics like “The Devil Went Down to George,” “Uneasy Rider,” and “Fire on the Mountain” when they take the stage.

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce featuring Drive by Truckers, Paul Kelly and Daniel Norgren

Mountain stage makes a popular return back to the Clay Center! Alt-country, southern rockers Drive-By Truckers headline this exciting night bringing tracks from their latest album, America Band. Daniel Norgren, a multi-instrumentalist with a knack for catchy melodies and vocal harmonies will be making his Mountain Stage debut on his first-ever North American tour!

2017 Charleston Boulevard Rod Run and Doo Wop

Join several thousand people who will come to Kanawha Boulevard to see fireworks, enjoy free concerts, watch other special events, check out classic cars, and catch up with old friends and make new ones. Schedule of Events Oct. 4th - Oct. 8th, 2017 (Subject to Change) Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Evening Cruise-In TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON Thursday, October 5th, 2017 6:00 AM - 12:00 PM Pre-registered vehicles will be flagged directly through registration and allowed to proceed to available parking spots 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Registration opens on Kanawha Boulevard 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Car show Kanawha Boulevard from Capitol Street to Magic Island 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Automotive Swap Meet on the Blvd. at the entrance to Magic Island 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Pedal Cars at the Courtyard! Pedal Car display inside the Courtyard by Marriott hotel 10:00 AM National Anthem 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM 50/50 Ticket sales from the Raffle Tent at Kanawha Blvd & Court Street 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Vendors & Concessions Open 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM DJ's - Randy Damron & Charlie Cooper Broadcasting Live on 3WS 1490 AM & 104.5 FM 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Meet Lou Santiago, Host of TV's Car Fix & Muscle Car, in an Autograph Signing on the Boulevard! 5:30 PM Daily 50/50 Drawing from the DJ Booth 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Reception Dinner for volunteers and car owners provided by Gino's at the corner of Kanawha Blvd & Laidley Street 7:00 PM Doo Wop, Rock & Roll, and Golden Hits Featuring Noel Richardson 7:30 PM Evening Concert: The Pennington Project 8:30 PM Evening Concert: The Esquires. Sponsored By: Wade's Garage and Barrack s Auto! Just before the concert we will draw the Pre-Registered winner of the $500 cash prize Friday, October 6th, 2017 8:00 AM - 05:00 PM Registration opens on Kanawha Boulevard. Pre-registered vehicles will be flagged directly through registration and allowed to proceed to available parking spots 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Car show on Kanawha Boulevard from Capitol Street to Magic Island 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Automotive Swap Meet on the Blvd. at the entrance to Magic Island 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Pedal Cars at the Courtyard! Pedal Car display inside the Courtyard by Marriott hotel 10:00 AM National Anthem 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Meet Lou Santiago, Host of TV s Car Fix & Muscle Car, in an Autograph Signing on the Boulevard! 10:00 AM - 1PM 50/50 Ticket sales from the Raffle Tent at Kanawha Blvd & Court Street and Walking Volunteers 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Silent Auction Bidding at the entrance of the Ball Room inside the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Vendors & Concessions Open 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM DJ's - Randy Damron & Charlie Cooper Broadcasting Live on 3WS 1490 AM & 104.5 FM 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Shops at the Doo Wop Arts and Crafts products on display - Inside the 4 Points by Sheraton Hotel 10:30 AM Thornhill Auto Group & Donut Connection Scenic Cruise and Poker Run. Contact Joe Willard at 304-545-5299. Registration and Rally at 10:00am in the Charleston Moose parking lot, there will be a brief drivers meeting at 10:15am, then the cruise will begin around 10:30am. Lunch will be provided at Thornhill Ford during the cruise. (Your parking spot is secure and will be waiting for you when you return) 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Poker Walk - through Downtown Village District Prizes awarded for best hands - Sponsored by Charleston Area Alliance starts at The 4 Points by Sheraton Hotel. 11:00 AM - 7:15 PM Trolley: The Trolley route is a loop between magic island and the upper boulevard also stopping at the hotels on Washington street. There will be trolley stops along Virginia Street one block over from the boulevard. Look for signs at the show! 2:00 PM Daily 50/50 Drawing from the DJ Booth 2:00 PM 4:00 PM Lou Santiago, Host of TV s Car Fix & Muscle Car, Live Seminar at Haddad Riverfront Park - Schoenbaum Stage 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM 50/50 Ticket sales from the Raffle Tent at Kanawha Blvd & Court Street and Walking Volunteers 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM Kids Zone! Located near the Gazebos on Haddad Riverfront Park 5:00 PM Daily 50/50 Drawing from the DJ Booth 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Doo Wop, Rock & Roll, and Golden Hits Featuring Noel Richardson 7:30 PM Evening Concert: Audio Outlaws Sponsored By: 96.1 KWS! Saturday, October 7th, 2017 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration opens on Kanawha Boulevard. Pre-registered vehicles will be flagged directly through registration and allowed to proceed to available parking spots 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Car show on Kanawha Boulevard from Capitol Street to Magic Island 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Pedal Cars at the Courtyard! Pedal Car display inside the Courtyard by Marriott hotel. 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Automotive Swap Meet on the Blvd. at the entrance to Magic Island 10:00 AM National Anthem 10:00 AM - 1PM 50/50 Ticket sales from the Raffle Tent at Kanawha Blvd & Court Street and Walking Volunteers 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Shops at the Doo Wop Arts and Craft products on display - Inside the 4 Points by Sheraton Hotel 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Silent Auction Bidding at the entrance of the Ball Room inside the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Kids Zone! Located near the Gazebos on Haddad Riverfront Park 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM Vendors & Concessions Open 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM DJ's - Randy Damron & Charlie Cooper Broadcasting Live on 3WS 1490 AM & 104.5 FM 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Lou Santiago, Host of TV s Car Fix & Muscle Car, Live Seminar at Haddad Riverfront Park - Schoenbaum Stage 11:00 AM - 7:15 PM Trolley: The Trolley route is a loop between magic island and the upper boulevard also stopping at the hotels on Washington street. There will be trolley stops along Virginia Street one block over from the boulevard. Look for signs at the show! 1:00 PM WV Drag Racers Hall of Fame Inductions Racer Row at I-64 Bridge on Boulevard 2:00 PM Daily 50/50 Drawing from the DJ Booth. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Meet Lou Santiago, Host of TV s Car Fix & Muscle Car, in an Autograph Signing on the Boulevard! 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM 50/50 Ticket sales from the Raffle Tent at Kanawha Blvd & Court Street and Walking Volunteers 3:15 PM Car Crushing, Bone Rattling, Monster Truck Action! Watch The Only Diesel Powered Monster Truck, XDP on Magic Island! 5:00 PM Daily 50/50 Drawing from the DJ Booth 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Doo Wop, Rock & Roll, and Golden Hits Featuring Noel Richardson 7:30 PM Evening Concert: Crimson Conspiracy II - Sponsored By: Silling Architects! 8:30 PM Evening Concert: Dressed To Kill The Ultimate KISS Tribute Band! - Sponsored By: TBD After the Evening Concert - Car and Generator Raffle Drawing! 9:45 PM Fireworks by Zambelli International Sunday, October 8th, 2017 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Car Show from Capitol Street to Magic Island 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Automotive Swap Meet on the Blvd. at the entrance to Magic Island 10:00 AM National Anthem 10:00 AM Worship Service at Haddad Riverfront Park - Schoenbaum Stage 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Vendors & Concessions open 1:00 PM Sponsor Trophy Awards at Haddad Riverfront Park - Schoenbaum Stage With special guest Trophy Presenter Lou Santiago!

Arti Gras, Art Around Town

Event takes place at 65 Old Main Plaza, St. Albans. Our area is full of fantastic artists and vendors whose talent range from painting and drawing to photography and jewelry and many categories in between! Find that perfect gift or browse for ideas! More information to come: artigraswv.com.

OctoberWest

September 30th from 4 PM – 9 PM. All proceeds will go directly back into Charleston’s West Side for programs, public art, and other community and economic revitalization projects. In its tenth year, OktoberWest is West Virginia’s largest traditional German Octoberfest and among the largest craft beer festivals in the state. It’s all about the craft brews, local foods, and live tunes! Ticket Info (On Sale August 1st): General Admission – $35 (Includes six 12 oz. beer tickets and access to the OktoberWest concert series) Nondrinker – $20 (Designated drivers or attendees 13-20. Includes access to the OktoberWest concert series) Children’s Ticket – $10 (Children 12 and under. Includes access to the American Billiards Kids’ Zone and OktoberWest concert series)