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Walk Like MADD 5K

We walk to end drunk driving. Will you take up the fight by joining us, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, at Walk Like MADD? WALK LIKE MADD is your chance to do something about drunk driving in our community. This year, thousands of people in over 60 cities around the nation will participate in 5k events to eliminate drunk driving from our roadways. Help MADD eliminate drunk driving by signing up for a Walk Like MADD event near you as a walker, team captain, or volunteer. You can even be involved without attending the event by signing up as a virtual walker or making a donation to another walker or team.

18th Annual Heritage Music Blues Fest

Have a blast in Wheeling at the 18th Annual Heritage Music Blues fest! This three day festival is packed with music on two stages, artisan food vendors, and more located on our beautiful waterfront. 2018 Musician Lineup Delbert McClinton Southern Hospitality Eric Gales Rick Estrin and the Nightcats Monster Mike Welch & Mike Ledbetter Rev Peyton’s Big Damn Band Southern Avenue Paul DesLauriers Band Ghost Town Blues Band Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers Eden Brent Heather Newman Miss Freddye The Keeshea Pratt Band, IBC Band Kevin “B.F.” Burt, IBC Solo Duo Felix Slim Tickets on sale now at HeritageMusicFest.com!

Upper Ohio Valley Heritage Italian Festival

The Upper Ohio Valley Italian Heritage Festival is the undisputed Granddaddy of outdoor festivals in this area of the country and one of the largest in West Virginia. The volunteer board of directors takes great pride in presenting this annual event which helps our children succeed through education, while celebrating our Italian culture and heritage, and creating a medium for friends and neighbors of all nationalities to meet and enjoy one another’s company.

Celebrate America! Wheeling Symphony and Fireworks

A Wheeling tradition! Enjoy a performance of American favorites by Wheeling Symphony Orchestra followed by fireworks on the riverfront at Wheeling’s Heritage Port!

Wheeling Heritage Classic Car Show

This has continued to be a huge success with over 100 cars on display. This event is ‘FREE to the public. Starts at 11 a.m. at the Heritage Port Amphitheater. For more information call Allison Skibo (304) 234-6432. Sponsored By: The City of Wheeling.

Ohio Valley Chicken and Rib Cook-off

The Ohio Valley Rib & Chicken Cook-Off will be heating up at Wheeling’s Heritage Port on June 22 and 23, from noon until 11:30 p.m. each day. Rib burners will be out to impress the judges with their secret recipes and to win bragging rights by claiming the Carl Carenbauer Grand Champion Trophy. This top award is given to the rib burner who has the highest combined score from the rib and the chicken competitions.

12th Annual Wheeling Heritage Trail Bicycle Tour

The 2018 Heritage Trail Tour is made possible by our generous sponsors and by thousands of volunteer hours donated by members of the Ohio Valley Trail Partners and residents of the Ohio Valley. Money raised by this event supports expansion and care for the Wheeling Heritage Trail. We hope you enjoy it! Registration will begin at 7 am. The tour will begin at 8am with the start of the 100km riders. The mass start will be at 8:45am for those riding 30 miles. Road guards will be posted at critical intersections. The 10 mile ride is an escorted ride on the trail and will begin shortly after the mass start. The 100km (62 miles) ride will leave the trail near the Ohio/Brooke County line for a hilly loop through Bethany and West Liberty with a stop at Bethany College. It is a challenging ride with great SAG support from Quick Service Bike Shop. Lunch will be served between 11:30am and 2pm at Heritage Port. There will be entertainment. Snack/water stops will keep riders hydrated: 3 on the 100km ride and 2 on the 30 mile ride. Same-day registrations are welcome but it helps us if you register early. Every participant is required to wear a helmet. Entrants under 18 must be accompanied by a registered adult. We ride rain or shine! For further information, call Quick Service Bicycle Shop at 740-635-3700.

29th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Do you like Chocolate? Do you like freshly baked, cooked, grilled, and melted chocolate? If so, then you will LOVE the 29th annual Chocolate Extravaganza held at Temple Shalom in Wheeling, WV. This event has a long history of being sweet, savory and downright delicious! For 29 years, Temple Shalom has hosted a myriad of different local and national Chocolatiers who come and make some of the most unique and yummy chocolate treats you can imagine! Upon entry you will make your way through each station where you will be given a sample from every unique vendor. Some of our returning chocolatiers include: Valley Cheese of Wheeling, WV, Sarris Candy of Canonsburg, PA, Ye Olde Alpha of Wheeling, WV, Mmm Popcorn of Wheeling and The Cheese Melt of Wheeling, WV–just to name a few. We also have a few vendors making their Extravaganza debut and they are Brew Keepers of Wheeling, WV, and Dairy Queen of Wheeling, WV.

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.

These 20 events are West Virginia must-sees

Parents hear it every year as school winds down for the summer: “I want something to do!” Fortunately, there’s always

Family Service Upper Ohio Valley presents “A Family Christmas”

There is nothing like getting into the Christmas spirit with friends and family than attending a holiday musical performance by Ron Retzer Trio and the 1170 Band in the historic Capitol Theatre.

Lionel Cartwright “I Watched it on the Radio”

An intimate evening with Nashville singer-songwriter-producer as well as Ohio Valley native, Lionel Cartwright. Join Lionel on stage of the historic Capitol Theatre in an intimate setting for only 200 people! Upon entering through the backdoor of the Theatre, you will be directed to the legendary stage itself and enjoy his performance from the stage on the stage! 3 BMI Million-Air Award songs, including the Billboard #1 Leap of Faith, I Watched It All On My Radio, Give Me His Last Chance, along with other top 10 hits. A member of the famous country music class of ’89. Lionel’s career has also included composing/scoring music for TV. See his composer page for examples. With over 100 TV shows to his credit, you’ve probably heard his work without realizing it! Lionel continues to work on all fronts: writing and recording, producing and mentoring other artists, and performing. As creatively alive as ever, Lionel is always exploring new expressions and opportunities for his artistry.

Wheeling Symphony’s “Respigh’s Pines”

André Raphel, conductor Deborah Selig, soprano The Wheeling Symphony’s 88th Season finale opens with Dvorak’s rousing Carnival Overture followed by Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, an engaging and powerful work from arguably his most beautiful period. Soprano Deborah Selig will join the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra by performing Five Songs with Orchestra. Ms. Selig has been hailed by the Boston Globe, “an impressively nimble, lustrous soprano.” The season concludes with Respighi’s majestic and expressive Pines of Rome, painting a musical portrait of scenes around The Eternal City. A powerful and magical ending to an impressive musical journey, where it is clear that “Music is the Key.”

Casting Crowns

Having served as a full-time youth pastor for over 25 years, Casting Crowns’ front man, Mark Hall, continues to draw inspiration from the well of real life. “Because we have the honor of walking with people in our churches, we get to see what people are going through – the issues that are impacting everyone now,” shares Hall. “It’s in these situations that ideas are born for what we all need to hear right here and right now.” The local church has been the base for Casting Crowns’ music since their label debut release in 2003. With more than 10 million records sold and the title of Billboard’s top-selling act in Christian music since 2007, it’s still where the music is created. Hall and his bandmates – Juan and Melodee DeVevo, Megan Garrett, Brian Scoggin, Josh Mix and Chris Huffman – continue to work in ministry in their respective churches. The local church is the heartbeat of the band and the songs are an outpouring of that. The Very Next Thing, Casting Crowns’ latest offering, is a collection of intimate songs as well as upbeat, fresh sounding tracks with impactful lyrics centered around identifying and acting on what’s right next to you. “I think we all believe the gospel,” says Mark Hall, “we all want it, we’re just not sure what we’re supposed to do next. We’ve got this idea of an awesome walk with Jesus out there somewhere, and we’re looking for the bridge to get over to it. Serving God isn’t this giant dream a year from now. It’s not this thing He’s going to have you do in a month. It’s right now. Following God is the next word of love that I need to speak to somebody, the very next heart that needs to be encouraged. Ministry isn’t on Sunday; it’s not on a stage. It’s you, where you are, doing the next thing God tells you to do.” Along with this over-arching message, there’s also a deeply personal element to the record. Hall wrote the poignant and powerful “Oh My Soul” after being diagnosed with cancer in 2015. His first worry was about his family and he turned to the scripture in Psalms – Why so downcast oh my soul, put your hope in God. “I remember this scripture from David – it was just repeating in my head over and over,” Hall says. “The song “Oh My Soul” is really an argument with myself. I’m speaking truth to myself. The roots of my faith are talking to the storm in my life. For me, one of the most special moments in the song is the bridge because you hear the argument happening. I really wanted to paint the picture of that inner struggle that we’re all dealing with. We know what the verses say and we know how the storm feels. It’s hard to bring those together. But one thing about digging deep in the word is that when your roots are deep, they can’t be ignored. Even when the storm comes, and as shaken as I was, it felt like the storm kept just slamming up against something solid inside of me that wouldn’t let it control me. It was the roots of my faith. It was the truth that I had been soaking in and pouring into others for so many years. I got to speak scripture to myself.” Casting Crowns has produced some of the most compelling songs of his generation. Songs like “Voice of Truth,” “East to West,” “Lifesong,” “Until the Whole World Hears,” “Courageous” and “Thrive.” On The Very Next Thing, the band continues to encourage and inspire believers with songs that help strengthen their relationship with God. “You can follow God from right where you are,” Hall says of the new album’s central theme. “In the condition you are in right now, you can follow Him and He will make you His.”

The Machine performs Pink Floyd – Full Laser Show

Don't miss the oldest Pink Floyd Tribute band in the USA, The Machine, performing legendary songs accompanied with a laser light show at the historic Capitol Theatre.

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Scared Scriptless

Armed with nothing but their sharp wit, comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood take to the live stage to create hilarious and original scenes in their two-man show. Known by TV audiences for their work on Whose Line is it Anyway?, Colin & Brad improvise new material every night from audience suggestions and participation. “Interactive” in every sense of the word, Colin & Brad will take the audience on a comedic high-wire act… just like a live version of Whose Line! Get ready for a night of non-stop laughter for all ages! Learn more at colinandbradshow.com.

Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic, 5K Run & 5K Walk for Health, Kids Fun Run & Tiny Tot Trot

Half Marathon Run Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 8a.m. This challenging course is well known for its changes in elevation. The Half Marathon Run will have prizes (for male and female) for the Open division. The Half Marathon Walk prizes also are for the Open division. Race towels, bottled water and fresh fruit will be available to participants. Participants will receive one food voucher. Pre-registered participants are guaranteed a Dri-fit shirt. Half Marathon Run Relay Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 8a.m. Half Marathon Run Relay prizes are for the top three teams of Male/Male, Male/Female, Female/Female. Transportation is provided to and from the transfer point of the race. Race towels, bottled water and fresh fruit will be available to participants. Participants will receive one food voucher. Pre-registered participants are guaranteed a Dri-fit shirt. 5K Run/Walk For Health Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 8:15a.m. Ogden Newspapers 5K Run/Walk For Health prizes include Open division prizes. Race towels, bottled water and fresh fruit will be available to participants. Participants will receive one food voucher. Pre-registered participants are guaranteed a Dri-fit shirt. Ogden Fun Run Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 8:20a.m. Ogden Fun Run (Ages 12 and under), on a new course that will start at the Half Marathon Start/Finish line and finish on Water Street. $15 entry fee includes T- shirt & finish award ribbon. Pre-registered participants are guaranteed a T-shirt. Parents are encouraged to run with their children at no cost, or pay the $15 fee and receive a T-shirt. Tiny Tot Trot Saturday, May 26, 2018 @ 9a.m. Ogden Tiny Tot Trot Sponsored by: Ohio Valley Parent Magazine. On Water Street, near Heritage Port. Ages 5 and under. Four- and 5-year-olds run first, followed by 3 and under. No entry fee. Registration starts at 8a.m. on Water Street. All entrants will receive finish award ribbon. Course will run along Water Street. The Ogden Newspapers Half Marathon Classic Walk will start at 7:30a.m. on Saturday May 26th followed by the Half Marathon Classic Run at 8a.m. The 5K will follow at 8:15a.m. The Fun Run will follow at 8:20a.m. The Tiny Tot Trot will follow at 9a.m. This challenging Ohio Valley course is well known for its changes in elevation. The Half Marathon Run will have prize categories (for male and female) of Open, Masters and 2-person relays (male/male, male/female, female/female). PACKET PICKUP WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM NOON TO 6PM ON FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018, AND ON RACE MORNING BEGINNING AT 6:30AM.

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Dineh Tah’ Navajo Dancers

As part of a nationwide tour, the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex will host the Dineh Tah’ Navajo Dancers on Saturday, April 7 at 1 p.m. The Dineh Tah’ Navajo Dancers are touring the country in recognition of the 150th anniversary of the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Navajo Tribe of Indians. The treaty was signed June 1, 1868, ratified by the U.S. Senate July 25, 1868, and proclaimed by President Johnson on Aug. 12, 1868. The group will perform traditional Navajo dances and songs - all part of the rich cultural traditions of the Navajo “Dineh” People. The program is free and open to the public

What’s a “panhandle”? Explore West Virginia’s most northern and eastern arms

Out of all 50 states, West Virginia has the most distinct shape, with two panhandles extending to the north and

Celebrate Easter in West Virginia

For many, Easter is a time for rebirth, renewal and reflection. It’s also a time for celebration and family fun.

Cockayne Farmstead Appalachian Artisan Festival

Enjoy a day of free family fun at the Cockayne Farmstead. Learn about the traditional trades and crafts of Appalachia from local artisans, shop their wares, explore the 1850's farmhouse with its original collection, and take part in children’s activities.

10 iconic overlooks in West Virginia that will WOW you

What makes a view scenic? Is it the layers of purple mountains blending into the horizon? Acres of rolling green

Irish Road Bowling – Wheeling Hibernians Ohio Valley Championship

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! September 15 Wheeling Hibernians Ohio Valley Championship, Wheeling, WV http://aohwheeling.shutterfly.com Saturday 1:00 p.m. The Wheeling Hibernians IRB Tournament benefits local charities and is the northern-most event on the WVIRBA Tour circuit. Centrally located in the Ohio River Valley, this tournament will be an easy drive from Pittsburgh or Columbus, Boggs Hill Road. Craig O'Leary (304) 242-6196, oleary@redp.org In September 2017, 839 bowlers made this WVIRBA event the largest Irish road bowling team tournament in the world. Entry fee includes a big barbecue afterwards, live music. Let's go for 1000 in 2018!

Gentle Hikes for All Ages in Almost Heaven

With a nickname like the Mountain State, you might think hiking is a tough chore in West Virginia. But West

11 wonderful wildflower trails in West Virginia

The return of warm weather brings blushing blooms and sunny skies to the Mountain State. Set out on a wildflower

Motorcycles in the Mountains

West Virginia’s twisting mountain roads were made for two-wheeling fun. The annual MountainFest Motorcycle Rally welcomes over 50,000 motorcycle riders

Monarch Market a Migrating Boutique Affair

Wheeling, West Virginia is on the migration path for Monarch Market™ at Wheeling Island Casino, Hotel & Racetrack! SIP•SHOP•PLAY Wheeling, WV ~ Cha-Ching Fling ~ April 13-14, 2018 Wheeling Island Casino 1 S. Stone Street Wheeling, WV 26003 Friday April 13, 2018 Royal Preview Party 5-9pm $5 tickets SOLD AT THE DOOR (Get Free Gift from the Casino with ticket purchase!) ​ Saturday April 14, 2018 Market Day $5 tickets SOLD AT THE DOOR (Get Free Gift from the Casino with ticket purchase!) Monarch Market is a one stop fabulous shopping event complete live music, wine, beer & more! Shop vendors near and far with amazing unique items from vintage to new, boutique fashion and accessories, to repurposed & reinvented, handcrafted and more! Come find us inside the showroom at the Wheeling Island Casino, Hotel & Racetrack. First 50 through the door on Friday 5pm and 50 on Saturday 9am, will get a Monarch Market Swag bag full of boutique gift items and coupons from vendors! Grab the girls, join us for a fun weekend out and support local businesses! ********************************* Now accepting Vendor Merchant Applications for Monarch Market! Seeking the best of the best boutiques, gourmet foods, food trucks, handcrafted, vintage, repurposed, farmhouse and more ! Apply now online www.monarchmarketaffair.com under Merchants tab!

These 13 signature West Virginia wines hit all the right notes

  Whether you prefer a dry red or a sweet dessert wine, you’re sure to find the perfect glass at

Fossil Day

B. Mitchel Blake, Jr., State Geologist and Director of the West Virginia Geological and Economical Survey, will identify your fossils. There will also be hands-on activities for the whole family, a museum hunt, and a special display of fossils by members of the West Virginia Fossil Club.

Fossil Day

Bring fossils for expert identification, view special exhibits, and participate in a museum hunt for prizes and hands-on activities relating

Fostoria Glass Society of America Convention and Elegant Glass Show

The 2018 Annual Fostoria Glass Society of America Convention and Elegant Glass Show will be held June 8-10, 2018 at the Moundsville Center Building in the historic tourist attraction, the former West Virginia Penitentiary, located at 901 Eighth Street, Moundsville, WV. Joining us again are dealers from the Imperial Glass Club as well as dealers from the Moon and Stars Club. The show gets bigger and better every year with hundreds of collectors from across the United States gathering in Moundsville, WV to visit the museum, attend the glass show and auction. The convention this year will feature Cuttings by the Fostoria Glass Company. For more information, please contact The Fostoria Glass Museum at 304-845-9188.

8 Unique Sandwiches in West Virginia

Not all gourmet meals require a knife and fork. You can eat these West Virginia-made sandwiches on the go, but

Grand Vue Park Fall Festival

Grand Vue Park’s biggest one-day event of the year. Come out and enjoy various merchandise vendors, crafters, food vendors, live

Elizabethtown Fall Festival on the Avenue

UMAC and the Former WV Penitentiary have teamed up for the biggest one-day event in Moundsville, WV, with vendors, food, live music, and history on Jefferson Avenue. Join us for the festival that celebrates the traditions and customs of the past. Marvel at demonstrations by artisans making apple butter, churning butter, making bread, weaving, woodcarving, creating bagpipes and decorative painting. Established by the Moundsville Economic Development Council (MEDC), this heritage festival takes place in Moundsville, WV, where from 1832 until 1866 the area was called Elizabethtown, named to honor Elizabeth, the wife of city founder Joseph Tomlinson. For more information, contact UMAC at 304-639-0992 or WV Penitentiary at 304-845-6200.

Appalachian Artisan Festival

A day of free fun at the Cockayne Farmstead. Learn about traditional trades and crafts of Appalachia from local artisans, shop their wares, explore the 1850's farmhouse, and there will be plenty of children's activities. For more information, call 304-845-1411.

Festival of India

Hosted by the Palace of Gold! Live music, dancing, yoga and a parade. For more information, please call 304-843-1600.

Grand Vue Park Mountain Bike Race

Explore and race on Grand Vue Park's mountain bike trails. For more information, call 304-845-9810.

WV Day at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex

Celebrate West Virginia's 155th Birthday at the Grave Creek Mound and learn about how the Native people of the state.

Sheep to Shawl at the Cockayne Farmstead

Join us for a free fun-filled day here at the Cockayne Farmstead. Learn about the journey that wool takes from a sheep to becoming a piece of clothing that we can wear! Enjoy demonstrations, vendors, food, children’s activities, and tours of the 1850’s farmhouse. For more information, call 304-845-1411.

Film – “The Real George Washington”

Celebrate George Washington’s Birthday (February 22, 1732) with this National Geographic film that reveals the man behind the myth. Join an excavation team at Washington’s childhood home, and see how a team of forensic scientists and artists recreate a realistic image of Washington’s face. (50 min).

Garden Planting Day at the Grave Creek Mound

Join the Grave Creek Mound in planting their Interpretive Garden. See the types of plants and vegetables that the Native peoples would have grown for their everyday use.

Film – “Prince Among Slaves”

“Prince Among Slaves” is the remarkable true story of Abdul Rahman Ibrahima Sori, an African prince enslaved in the American South who endured the humiliation of slavery without ever losing his dignity or hope for freedom. A PBS production. (60 min).

31st Annual Car Cruise-In on Jefferson Avenue

Ohio Valley's second largest car show is the Greg Yoho Memorial Car Show featuring antique cars along Moundsville's beautiful historic business district. For more information, call the Marshall County Chamber of Commerce at 304-845-2773 or visit www.marshallcountychamber.com This event will be held on Jefferson Avenue in Moundsville, WV.

New Vrindaban Open House

The Palace of Gold and New Vrindaban will host an Open House to Celebrate their 50th Anniversary! Overlooking the Appalachian hills and valleys, Prabhupada's Palace of Gold is reminiscent of an Indian kingdom. Enjoy leisurely walks through our award winning gardens or sit by the lotus pond and enjoy a smoothie. Inside, see sunlight colors through thirty-one stained glass windows reflected in crystal chandeliers and mirrored ceilings. Walk upon intricate marble floors and inlaid walls. Fifty-two varieties of marble and onyx imported from Europe, Asia and Africa. In the Grand Hall hangs a giant French chandelier over 150 years old. Murals depicting ancient Indian classics are painted on the ceiling in the tradition of Renaissance masters. Walls and pillars are accented with semi-precious stones and pure gold. Under the thirty-ton main dome is a 4200 piece crystal ceiling. Four royal peacock windows display more than 1,500 pieces of hand-crafted stained glass. Peacock and lotus motifs pervade the Palace, etched into numerous windows and carved into doors. Peacocks are traditionally associated with Royalty and Lord Krishna, who wears a peacock feather in His hair. For more information about this event call 304-843-1600.

Princess Tea

Capes and Tiaras Fantasy Birthday Parties and Banquet Halls presents the 6th Annual Princess Tea at the Moundsville Center inside the Former WV Penitentiary. Come join your favorite princesses for a day of fun, games, refreshments, and snacks! Party or Sunday dress attire is encouraged for everyone, you can even arrive dressed as your favorite princess! Please bring your own camera to capture each greeting and smile from your little one. *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. *For more information please contact Tricia Goode at 304-551-2308 *Tickets are on sale now and MUST be purchased online at www.wvpentours.com

36th Annual Marshall County Art Show at the Grave Creek Mound

The 36th Annual Marshall County Student Art Show at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex will open on Saturday, March 17 with an Opening Reception from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. The show is organized and installed by members of the Cameron High School Art Club, with art teacher Amanda Jenree as their advisor. It will be open to the public during regular museum hours through Saturday, April 7. It is a competitive exhibition for Middle and High School students in Marshall County, and the entries are judged and awarded ribbons in several categories. One award is the “People’s Choice” award, which is determined during the Opening Reception, when attendees can vote for their favorite Middle School and High School entry.

Film Series at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex

Film- "The Real George Washington"(50 min): Celebrate George Washington's birthday on February 22, 1732, with this film that reveals the man behind the myth. Join an excavation team at Washington's childhood home, and see how a team of forensic scientists and artists recreate a realistic image of Washington's face. A National Geographic production.

Home and Business Expo

The 14th Annual Marshall County Chamber of Commerce Home and Business Expo in Moundsville, WV. This annual event is hosted

Valentine’s Concert at the Strand Theatre

The two hour vocal presentation will feature beautiful love songs from the 50's through today and from all genres; pop, country, oldies, and gospel by the Ron Retzer Trio. Time: 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. Tickets: $10.00 each and are available at the Moundsville Pharmacy and at Frame and Fortunes in Moundsville.

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When a heavy snow blankets the ground and night falls early, there’s nothing like huddling around a crackling fire and

Into the Heart of the Dungeon at the Former WV Penitentiary

Into the Heart of the Dungeon is hosted by the Former WV Penitentiary. This extreme Valentine's Day event is not for the faint of heart! All attendees must be 18 years of age or older! No exceptions will be made. Begin your evening with a romantic dinner for two. You must be on time for your dinner settings. The reservation time that you book is the time you are expected to check-in. You will not be seated early. Dinner will be served inside the Moundsville Center, located off of 8th Street, through the North Wagon Gate. Come prepared for an immersive night of horror! Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes (no heels!). Wear warm clothing and items that you are not afraid to get dirty, stained, and possibly ruined. We are not responsible for your articles of clothing. You must be able to run, crawl, and survive in small, dark spaces for prolonged periods of time. There is a possibility that you could be separated from your partner. We are not required to keep you and your partner together for the duration of the event. During the event, you will encounter uneven surfaces, low ceilings, stairs, and total disorientation. You WILL be touched, bound, tied, dragged, forced, shocked, blindfolded, humiliated, and locked up! Those with heart conditions and medical/physical impairments should not attend this event. This event is not wheelchair accessible! Please expect to leave with bruises, scrapes, and other bodily injuries. A safe word will be given in case the experience is more than you can endure. Cost: $100 per Couple (plus taxes and fees) Reservation Times: 5:30pm 6:30pm 7:30pm 8:30pm

Family Program at the Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex

Green up your winter blues! Beat the winter blues with some garden-related activities! Help us shell beans and shuck corn for the museums Interpretive Garden, make a cornhusk doll, propogate a baby plant, and get garden advice from a Master Gardener.

Super Blue Moon Star Watch With The Smart Centre

Wednesday January, 31: 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. See the Super Blue Moon with amateur astronomers at Grand Vue Park's Aerial Adventure Park! Weather permitting, see winter stars and deep space objects!

8 WV Coffee Roasts to add to your online cart

Each winter season we are faced with cold mornings and busy days. The best way to beat the chill and

Friends of the Brooke County Public Library Annual Spring Event

Come meet and greet Sacagawea, who will be portrayed by Mary Dailey of Ronceverte in a West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive Program! Light refreshments will be served. Free admission. Parking is located behind the library.

THIS is the best time to learn to ski & snowboard in West Virginia

If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at skiing or snowboarding, West Virginia is the perfect place to begin.

What’s in a name? The origin of ‘West Virginia’ … and what the state might have been called instead

“Mr. President, I have no particular objections to the word ‘Kanawha.’ They have a very beautiful river down there, a

This West Virginia popcorn is unlike any you’ve ever tried

Move over, microwave popcorn! These family owned businesses give new meaning to the term mom and “pop” store. The folks

12 must-see places for snow in West Virginia

Whether you prefer the adrenaline-charged excitement of the ski slopes or an afternoon of quiet reflection strolling through the woods,

“Cabaret”

Based on Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony Award®-winning production, SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL’S (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) CABARET comes to the Capitol Theatre on May 21, 2018. Welcome to the infamous Kit Kat Klub, where the Emcee, Sally Bowles and a raucous ensemble take the stage nightly to tantalize the crowd–and to leave their troubles outside. But as life in pre-WWII Germany grows more and more uncertain, will the decadent allure of Berlin night life be enough to get them through their dangerous times? Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including Cabaret, Willkommen and Maybe This Time. Leave your troubles outside – life is beautiful at CABARET! JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTER OFF ’s Tony-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way. For more information, please visit CabaretMusical.com.

Wheeling Symphony presents “The Force of Destiny”

Symphony Concert: Verdi, Beethoven, Strauss & Respighi André Raphel, conductor Deborah Selig, soprano Giuseppe Verdi’s intense overture to “La Forza del Destino” opens this breath taking season finale! Beethoven’s often overlooked Symphony No. 4 continues with its cheerful and engaging melodic line. Soprano, Deborah Selig joins the WSO for Richard Strauss’ “Five Songs with Orchestra.” The Boston Globe called Ms. Selig “an impressively nimble, lustrous soprano.” This majestic and lyrical concert concludes with Ottorino Respighi’s “Pines of Rome,” paying tribute to the Eternal City. This musical portrait continues to be, a great success and popular favorite in the orchestral repertoire, a powerful performance not to be missed.

Rock & Roll Doo Wop Vol. 15

Featuring The Lovin' Spoonful, The Marvelettes, The Vogues, The Capris & Jimmie Ross & The Jaggerz! The Ballroom Bar opens at 5 p.m. for appetizers and drinks!

“Jersey Boys”

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sand their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard….and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story–a story that has made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Season in the Tony Award-winning true-life musical phenomenon.

The U.S.S. West Virginia was one of the most damaged ships at Pearl Harbor, but rose from the ashes

  On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, killing more than 2,400 servicemen and wounding

Uncork your creativity at these 5 paint & sip spots in WV

Pull up a chair and pop the cork, then get ready to create your very own masterpiece at one of

The Barn With Inn Bed and Breakfast

These 3 grilled cheese shops in WV will make your mouth water

What’s more satisfying than a buttery toasted sandwich of melted cheese goodness? These grilled cheeseries are serving up classic and

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This WV town has one of the nation’s largest light shows

Welcome to the Ohio River city of Wheeling. With a modest population 28,000, it’s also the site of one of

4 local bookstores to browse bestsellers

There’s just something special about browsing the shelves of a local bookstore and breathing the ink from those freshly printed

Checklist: Best thing to try at every WV State Park

With nearly 50 state parks and forests spread across the state, West Virginia provides a scenic piece of Almost Heaven

10 West Virginia classes that will turn ANYONE into an artist

Set aside the stick figures and get hands-on with an art class in West Virginia. Whether you want to learn

The Price is Right LIVE

Here it comes. Everyone’s favorite game show is on its way to you, along with the chance to win a share of the more than $10 million in cash and fabulous prizes we’ve given away! Alongside our Celebrity Host, randomly-selected contestants play everyone’s favorite games like Plinko™, Cliffhangers, The Big Wheel and even the fabulous Showcase. Lucky audience members can even win prizes right from their seat. Generations of fans all across America have made The Price is Right Live™ the perfect family entertainment experience. And the next contestant might be YOU! WANT TO PLAY? NO PURCHASE NECESSARY! Open to legal residents of 50 United States and Canada (excluding Puerto Rico And Quebec), 18 years or older. Ticket purchase will not increase your chances of being selected to play. To register for chance to be a contestant, visit registration area at or near the box office venue 3 hours prior to show time. For complete rules, including eligibility requirements, visit or call the box office. To enter Theatre to watch show, a ticket purchase is required. Sponsored by Good Games Live, Inc. Void where prohibited. Price is Right Live™© 2017 FremantleMedia. All Rights Reserved.

Shopkins Live!

Koba Entertainment is pleased to announce Shopkins Live! (www.ShopkinsLive.com), the first live theatrical production based on Shopkins – the wildly successful brand launched in 2014. The Shoppies and Shopkins characters will take to the stage in Shopkins Live! featuring an all new storyline, original pop music and video highlights. The live show features Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint and friends as preparations get underway for Shopville’s annual “Funtastic Food and Fashion Fair”. The live interactive show is inspired by Shopkins and Shoppies, the international toy phenomenon created in Australia by Moose Toys. Shopkins Live! will run for approximately 90 minutes, with one 15 minute intermission. For more information on Shopkins Live!, visit www.ShopkinsLive.com and sign-up to be the first to hear about the pre-sale offer, on sale dates and North American tour dates.

Eli Young Band

RESCHEDULED FROM SEPTEMBER 28, 2017 - All tickets will be good for the next performance (no need to exchange tickets to get same seats). All refunds will be available at point of purchase. Any questions, please contact the Capitol Theatre Box Office at 304-233-4470. The ELI YOUNG BAND has always been unique in modern Country music – a true band of brothers who play their own instruments, write their own songs and cling fast to their Texas roots. They’d even go so far as to call themselves “misfits,” but with their fourth major label album, FINGERPRINTS (The Valory Music Co.), they’re finally embracing what makes them different once and for all. Although their sound has evolved over time, what they’re good at has always been the same – organic, live-show focused Country dripping with authenticity and perfected in clubs, amphitheaters and stadiums from coast to coast.

“Dirty Dancing”

You'll have the time of your life! The classic story on stage is a record-breaking live theatre sensation, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing! Featuring the hit songs, "Hungry Eyes" "Hey Baby" "Do You Love Me?" and the heart-stopping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life."

“I Will Remember” B.E. Taylor Christmas

This December there will be a special concert celebration entitled, “I Will Remember, B.E. Taylor Christmas. This concert will honor the man “B.E. Taylor” who brought us a gift so special, a holiday tradition that fans from all over came to each and every year the “B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert.” B.E. sadly passed away last August from a brain tumor that he lived with for almost 10 years. You’d never know he was sick and throughout this 10-year period he continued to perform and live his life. A loving husband, father, friend, and exceptional talent had left us. For so many there was such a chill in the air during the silent nights of last December — an emptiness that could not fill the hearts of all those who came to love and attend the B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert each year. They sent messages of sadness, loss and that Christmas just didn’t seem the same without this show. Not having the show last year was a void for so many. This only signifies the magnitude of his talent, his character, and the magnificent show and music he created. B.E. Taylor’s Christmas music is in the category of Nat King Cole, Andy Williams, Bing Crosby, etc., generations have grown up on his unique arrangements of our favorite Christmas classics and his Christmas music will be listened to in homes during the holidays for years to come. He will be forever – “The Voice of Christmas.”

“Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical”

The beloved TV classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season! See all of your favorite characters as they come to life in "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical." It's an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.

“The Sound of Music”

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of "The Sound of Music" is coming to Wheeling. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winning Best Score, including "My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi," "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," "Edelweiss" and the title song. "The Sound of Music" features music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, suggested by "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp. "The Sound of Music" enjoyed extraordinary success as the first live television production of a musical in over 50 years when "The Sound of Music Live!" aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

6 doughnut shops in WV that will make your mouth water

Whether you like yours topped with sprinkles or stuffed with raspberry jelly, donuts in the Mountain State are sure to

If your group is planning a retreat, you’ve gotta check these stops out

Researching the activities. Booking the tickets. Collecting the money. Making the cabin reservations. Packing the sandwiches (2 with no mayo!),

WHEN SWING WAS KING – Tribute to Benny Goodman

The nationally renowned Boilermaker Jazz Band pay tribute to the music of Benny Goodman with their ever popular WHEN SWING WAS KING show.

The must-try beer from every WV brewery

West Virginia’s growing craft beer scene is creating a ton of delicious, must-try beers from all over the state. Here’s

Native American Heritage Month Lecture: “It’s All About Stuff”

Thursday, November 30, 7:00 pm Native American Heritage Month Lecture: “It’s All About Stuff” By Todd “Ghost in the Head” Johnson This program examines how the introduction of trade goods that greatly changed Eastern Woodland cultures after the introduction of European “stuff”. Mr. Johnson draws from the traditions of his Huron heritage when presenting his programs about Eastern Woodland lifeways. He has been a consultant and presenter at historic sites such as Fort Necessity National Battlefield and Meadowcroft Rock Shelter and Historic Village, and has received two letters of recognition from the United States Congress for his portrayal of Huron heritage.

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.

October Live Entertainment at Waves Bar

Every weekend at Wheeling Island Hotel Casino Racetrack we offer live entertainment at the Waves Bar. Click the link to check out October bands and entertainment.

The Big Band Christmas Spectacular featuring The Longshaw Pops

Enjoy the sounds of the season at The Big Band Christmas Spectacular featuring the Longshaw Pops on December 1,2017. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster or at our Gift Shop.

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.