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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

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

Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce

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

Archaeology Month Lecture: “Ancient Earthworks in the Middle Ohio Valley: Discovering New Sites and Re-examining the Old”

Archaeology Month Lecture: “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. 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.

International Archaeology Day

International Archaeology Day Saturday, October 21, 1:00 and 3:00 pm View “Vampire Legend”, part of the PBS “Secrets of the Dead” series and find out how Medieval burials in England offer insight into the creation of the vampire myth. (60 min)

25th Annual Archaeology Day

25th Annual Archaeology Day Saturday, October 7, 12:00 – 4:00 pm The 25th Annual Archaeology Day features special exhibits, demonstrations, and activities for the whole family. These include behind-the-scenes tours of the Archaeological Research Facility, flint knapping demonstrations, atlatl throwing (weather permitting), a museum scavenger hunt, displays and demonstrations by professional archaeologists and volunteers, hands-on activities, and more.

Museum Day Live!

Museum Day Live! Saturday, September 23, 12:00 – 4:00 pm Pick up an Interpretive Garden check-list and learn about the plants growing in the garden.

Fossil Day

Fossil Day Saturday, September 16, 12:00 – 4:00 pm Bring your fossils for expert identification by Dr. Ronald Mc Dowell, Senior Research Geologist and Head of the Geoscience Section of the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (WVGES). Family-oriented activities include finding a fossil, craft activities, and a film. Also, visit our display at the Elizabethtown Festival at the old West Virginia Penitentiary and stop at the Fall Festival on Jefferson Avenue.

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra presents “Appalachian Rhapsody”

Andre Raphel, conductor Nate Strasser, piano Matt Combs, violin Television/Film composer, songwriter and virtuoso pianist, Nate Strasser returns to his roots performing the WV Premiere of his signature “Appalachian Rhapsody.” Joining Nate is violinist and collaborator, Matt Combs, a featured performer of the “Grand Olde Oprey” the dynamic duo explores music inspired by the West Virginia hills. Nate and the WSO also perform additional orchestral compositions that feature piano, jazz and popular music in this homecoming concert.

“He’s Alive!”

"He's Alive!" - the musical passion play - comes to life every holiday season at the historic Capitol Theatre! Free admission to all performances!

The Linsly Extravaganza

The longest running variety show of its kind in the Ohio Valley, the Linsly Extravaganza has become an annual tradition for generations of Linsly alumni, many of whom have children or grandchildren who will perform in their footsteps on the stage Friday night. Showcasing the talent of the Linsly student body, the Extravaganza will include an eclectic range of acts including singing, dancing, instrumental performances, comedy and a few surprises along the way.

Wheeling Symphony presents “East Meets West”

Tan Dun, Beethoven, Rimsky-Korsakov André Raphel, conductor Jennifer Frautschi, violin A masterful program fusing the music and culture of East and West traditions. Music Director André Raphel examines the percussive, sweeping rhythm of Tan Dun’s “Symphonic Poem of 3 Notes” and the dazzling, colorful orchestration in Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade” (inspired by Arabian Nights). Two time Grammy nominated violinist Jennifer Frautschi joins the WSO performing Beethoven’s “Violin Concerto,” a dramatic lyrical showpiece.

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra presents “Back 2 Back: The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel”

Our 88th Anniversary Season celebrates the piano’s 88 Keys with the music of two contemporary piano legends, Elton John & Billy Joel. Returning guest artist Jeans n’ Classics will sing us the songs of the piano men including the hits: “Movin’ Out,” “Always A Woman,” “Piano Man,” “You May Be Right,” “Philadelphia Freedom,” “Someone Saved My Life Tonight,” “Circle of Life” and “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me” to name some. Back by popular demand, Jeans n’ Classics will put the WSO crowd in the mood for a melody and have us feelin’ alright!

Phil Vassar & Kellie Pickler – A Christmas Tour

Kellie Pickler who gained fame on the fifth season of American Idol has established herself as an acclaimed artist of Country music and has become a media darling with her CMT docu-comedy series “I Love Kellie Pickler” which co-stars her husband, songwriter/producer Kyle Jacobs. Phil Vassar is one of a handful of musicians to have multiple hits as a songwriter AND as an artist. He has 10 Number 1s, 15 Top 10s, and 26 TOP 40s. Together Pickler & Vassar will light up the stage in a rare Country Christmas Tour that will harmoniously showcase their musical talents and unique voices.

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra presents “Bach Double & Mozart”

Stravinsky, Bach, Danielpour & Mozart André Raphel, conductor Rachel Stegeman, violin Juan Jaramillo, violin Igor Stravinsky’s charming “Pulcinella Suite” begins this all WSO concert. Stravinsky called this work his “discovery of the past” and “gateway” to his future compositions. The timeless Bach “Double Violin Concerto” highlights the virtuosity of our very own Rachel Stegeman and Juan Jaramillo. The lively concerto is characterized by the expressive counterpoint between the two violins. The concert continues with Richard Danilepour’s “Adagietto for Strings” a WSO commission that Danielpour called “…an exciting fusion, being written as it is for Wheeling—one of the smallest cities to maintain an orchestra of this caliber…” The concert concludes with Mozart’s final “Symphony, No. 41” (Jupiter) where Mozart demonstrates his sheer brilliance as a composer. Its emotional range prefigures the vast expressive canvas that foreshadow the symphonies of Beethoven.

Dancing with the Ohio Valley Stars

Dancing Competition: Who will dance their way to the top of this year's Dancing with the Ohio Valley Stars?

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra presents “Russian Masterpieces”

Berlioz, Prokofiev & Rachmaninoff André Raphel, conductor Stewart Goodyear, piano The lyrical “Roman Carnival Overture” by Hector Berlioz opens this spectacular showcase of symphonic music by the WSO. The Los Angeles Times proclaimed returning guest artist, Stewart Goodyear “a phenomenon!” He joins the WSO performing Sergei Prokofiev’s inventive and witty “Piano Concerto No. 3.” This masterful concert concludes with Sergei Rachmaninoff’s gorgeous, melodic “Symphony No. 2,” one of the composer’s best known compositions. A monumental concert experience!

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra presents “Blockbuster Broadway”

André Raphel, conductor Scott Coulter, vocalist/host Jessica Hendy, vocalist Kelli Rabke, vocalist John Boswell, vocalist/pianist The Wheeling Symphony begins its 88th Anniversary Season with an evening of Broadway’s timeless hits. Come hear the WSO perform the music from “Wicked,” “The Phantom of the Opera,” “Annie,” “Jersey Boys,” “The Sound of Music,” “Chicago,” “CATS,” “The Lion King,” “A Chorus Line” and more! Some of New York’s top vocalists join the WSO in this ultimate show tune extravaganza. The perfect opening night concert!

Fall Festival on the Avenue

Uptown Moundsville; Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. UMAC’s 7th Annual “Fall Festival on the Avenue” will be held on historic Jefferson Ave. between 2nd and 5th Streets in Moundsville, WV from 10am – 5pm on Saturday, September 16th. The day will be filled with fun for all ages including: live entertainment, great food, handmade crafts, face painting, children’s pony rides, horse pulled wagon rides and much more. We are expecting 60+ crafters and many shops along the Avenue will extend their hours for this special event to accommodate shoppers. The event will be held rain or shine. We hope that you can join us for this festive community event on Sept. 16th in Moundsville! www.moundsvilleumac.com; our Facebook page moundsvilleumac, for more information about UMAC-Uptown Moundsville Activities Committee.

Suburban Extended Stay

Grand Vue Park’s Fall Festival

Join Grand Vue for the biggest park-wide event of the year! Vendors, crafters, food vendor, live music, activities for the kids and more!!! Shuttle services available from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Festival of Colors- World’s Happiest Event

Join us for the Worlds Happiest Event!; 12pm – 6pm at the Palace of Gold Food, Music, Yoga, throw color & Dance. Truly a cultural experience and one great happy family friendly event. More info @ www.festivalofcolors.us

19th Annual Elizabethtown Festival

— The 19th annual Elizabethtown Festival is planned for Sept. 16 at the Moundsville Center, inside the walls of the former West Virginia Penitentiary. The festival celebrates the traditions and customs of the past with bread making, quilt displays, weaving, and many craft items for sale. In 1999, the Moundsville Economic Development Council (MEDC) sponsored the first Elizabethtown Festival celebrating the long-forgotten town Joseph Tomlinson, an Irish immigrant’s son, established in 1738 and named in honor of his wife, Elizabeth. Elizabethtown was the first settlement on the “Flats of Grave Creek” and the Tomlinson family built their dwelling near the site of the Moundsville Middle School. Elizabethtown merged with neighboring Moundsville to become one town in 1866 and on Feb. 23 of that year, the first city officials of the town were named with many family names still local to the area today. The Elizabethtown Festival, originally offered as an 1800s heritage festival, has grown to now include items from the past to the present. Demonstrations of historic trades, food and musical entertainment, along with a cookie and apple pie baking contest, “Anything BUT Chili Soup Contest” and historical memorabilia displays make this event perfect for the entire family. Admission is free! This year, organizers are collaborating with the Uptown Moundsville Activities Committee Fall Festival to hold a large one-day event with a car and motorcycle show. By joining together, the two groups will offer more unique shopping and demonstration opportunities, along with giving locals and travelers more reasons to visit the area. Time for the festival is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. For information or to become a vendor, contact: festival@wvpentours.com or 304-845-6200.

Grand Vue Gladiators

Calling all thrill seekers with a sweet tooth! Grand Vue Gladiators will add an extra shot of adrenaline to the High Ropes Course. Adrenaline junkies may go through the high ropes course with a shield and attempt to block flying nerf shots coming from the ground. Gladiators will be heavily rewarded if they make it through the course unscathed with a free regular cone from Flurry’s Ice Cream and Sweets located in Grand Vue Park. This event is for all ages and participants must meet high ropes height and weight requirements. General Admission to the Adventure Park ($49.00 pass) or single purchase of high ropes course ($15) required to participate.

Riverfront Park Summer Concert Series

Riverfront Park Summer Concert Series are held on the Second and Fourth Fridays of the month. Concessions open at 5:30 p.m.; Concert starts at 7 p.m. **Bring your own chairs**

Partial Solar Eclipse with the SMART Center

The SMART Center will host a Star Watch on Monday, August 21st from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Zip Line Base Camp. View the Partial Solar Eclipse and the constellations with the new 16” telescope. If you would like to schedule a private session or school trip with the Observatory please contact Robert and Libby Strong of the SMART Center at (304)-233-4667.nd

Night Time Zip Line Rides

Join Grand Vue Park for an evening of Aerial Adventure! Night time zip line rides are available on Saturday, August 19th starting at 9:00 p.m. Treat your family or group to the ride of a lifetime!

Grand Vue Gladiators

Calling all thrill seekers with a sweet tooth! Grand Vue Gladiators will add an extra shot of adrenaline to the High Ropes Course. Adrenaline junkies may go through the high ropes course with a shield and attempt to block flying nerf shots coming from the ground. Gladiators will be heavily rewarded if they make it through the course unscathed with a free regular cone from Flurry’s Ice Cream and Sweets located in Grand Vue Park. This event is for all ages and participants must meet high ropes height and weight requirements. General Admission to the Adventure Park ($49.00 pass) or single purchase of high ropes course ($15) required to participate.

Disc Golf 101

Grand Vue Park has two wonderful disc golf courses and one is even ranked in the nation for its quality! Meet a Grand Vue Park staff member at the Red Barn to learn all about disc golf. The staff member will take you through throwing techniques, disc education and answer any questions about Grand Vue Park courses or the game. Beware! Disc golf becomes addicting after one round of play.

Perseids Meteor Shower with the Smart Center

The SMART Center will host a Meteor Shower on Saturday, August 12th from 11:30 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. at the Zip Line Base Camp. Tonight view the Perseids Meteor Shower and the constellations with the new 16” telescope. If you would like to schedule a private session or school trip with the Observatory please contact Robert and Libby Strong of the SMART Center at 304-233-4667.

Riverfront Park Summer Concert Series

Riverfront Park Summer Concert Series are held on the Second & Fourth Fridays of the month. Concessions open at 5:30 p.m.; Concert starts at 7 p.m. **Bring your own chairs**

Grand Vue Gladiators

Calling all thrill seekers with a sweet tooth! Grand Vue Gladiators will add an extra shot of adrenaline to the High Ropes Course. Adrenaline junkies may go through the high ropes course with a shield and attempt to block flying nerf shots coming from the ground. Gladiators will be heavily rewarded if they make it through the course unscathed with a free regular cone from Flurry’s Ice Cream and Sweets located in Grand Vue Park. This event is for all ages and participants must meet high ropes height and weight requirements. General Admission to the Adventure Park ($49.00 pass) or single purchase of high ropes course ($15) required to participate.

Grand Vue Gladiators

Calling all thrill seekers with a sweet tooth! Grand Vue Gladiators will add an extra shot of adrenaline to the High Ropes Course. Adrenaline junkies may go through the high ropes course with a shield and attempt to block flying nerf shots coming from the ground. Gladiators will be heavily rewarded if they make it through the course unscathed with a free regular cone from Flurry’s Ice Cream and Sweets located in Grand Vue Park. This event is for all ages and participants must meet high ropes height and weight requirements. General Admission to the Adventure Park ($49.00 pass) or single purchase of high ropes course ($15) required to participate.

Middle School Adventure Night

Are you in Middle School? Are you always complaining there is nothing to do? Well this is your night! Grand Vue Park will be hosting Middle School Night at the Aerial Adventure Park. The evening will start off with 2 hours of activity and will conclude with a one hour Dance Party. Prizes will be given out for the fastest male and female up the climbing wall, minute to win it games, and untouchable dance moves. This night is strictly limited to Middle School students. Tickets may be purchased at the gate, but for quick entry tickets may be purchased up to 3 days in advance at the Grand Vue Park Main Office. A Parent or guardian MUST be present at the time of ticket purchase to sign hold harmless waivers, NO EXEPTIONS! Age: entering 6th grade to exiting 8th grade.

Riverfront Park Summer Concert Series

Riverfront Park Summer Concert Series are held on the second and fourth Fridays of the month. Concessions open at 5:30 p.m.; Concert starts at 7 p.m. **Bring your own chairs**

Grand Vue Gladiators

Calling all thrill seekers with a sweet tooth! Grand Vue Gladiators will add an extra shot of adrenaline to the High Ropes Course. Adrenaline junkies may go through the high ropes course with a shield and attempt to block flying nerf shots coming from the ground. Gladiators will be heavily rewarded if they make it through the course unscathed with a free regular cone from Flurry’s Ice Cream and Sweets located in Grand Vue Park. This event is for all ages and participants must meet high ropes height and weight requirements. General Admission to the Adventure Park ($49.00 pass) or single purchase of high ropes course ($15) required to participate.

2017 Ohio River Ferry Boat Festival On The Long Reach

*THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL TAKES PLACE FROM JULY 28-30, FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY! 2017 marks the 200th year that a ferryboat service has been operating out of either Fly, Ohio or Sistersville, West Virginia. In 2015, Monroe County, Ohio and Tyler County, West Virginia came together to celebrate this connection- now known as the Sistersville Ferry- with the first ever Ohio River Ferryboat Festival…. The event was an outstanding success and was built upon during the 2016 festival. The Ohio River Ferryboat Festival offers food, vendors and crafts, and entertainment along both ferryboat landings (Sistersville, WV and Fly, OH). For an affordable fee, visitors can take the ferryboat back and forth between states, winning prizes just for riding. This year’s festival is being planned for Friday, July 28, Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30. Vendor setup is free. Entertainment is free. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Ohio River Ferryboat Festival, contact event coordinator Alex King (304-771-8835 or alkwriter@outlook.com). Listing Address: 33314 State Route 7 Fly, OH 43946 United States

69th Annual Marshall County Fair

The 69th annual Marshall County Fair will be held from July 23-29, 2017. The event will take place on the fairgrounds located on Eastern Twelfth Street in Moundsville, WV. The fair features something for everyone—truck pulls, fair pageants, livestock shows, carnival rides, stage entertainment, and much more! Our one price admission allows for family entertainment at an affordable price. When you are planning your summer fun, remember you don’t have to go far from home for a good time—Join Us at the Marshall County Fair! General Admission Pricing Sunday admission $5–Gates open at noon. A $9.00 general admission price is in effect Monday through Saturday. General admission pricing entitles attendees to all events on the grounds for this one low price! This includes stage entertainment, grandstand events, carnival rides, horse and livestock shows. Please note: Carnival rides will begin on Tuesday. Weekly Passes Livestock exhibitors may purchase weekly passes (Monday-Saturday) for $40 when completing livestock entry forms. Weekly passes (Monday-Saturday) will be sold to the public for $40 at the fair office during the week preceding the fair.

A Screening of Vietnam: West Virginians Remember, a documentary from West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A documentary from West Virginia Public Broadcasting featuring the experiences of 5 West Virginia combat soldiers. 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. Popcorn will be provided. Call 304-737-1551 closer to the event for more information and to register!

The Holocaust: A Personal Story

Presenter Jenniffer Weber shares how she began studying the Holocaust and the importance of Holocaust education. From a life-changing trip to Israel to volunteering with Classrooms Without Borders, Weber’s experiences show the lasting impact of this tragic chapter in history. Her slide show will offer a glimpse into the life of Holocaust survivor Magda Herzberger, including passages from Magda’s own books. An inspiring and eye-opening program. Call 304-737-1551 to register or for more information. Free and open to the public.

“Moriarty and the Ripper”

MORIARTY AND THE RIPPER is a stage play dedicated to those lost from mental illness. In 1888 London, the Whitechapel district was ripped apart by fear of an unknown killer. The unfortunate victims fall one, by one. The police and the public were utterly powerless, and the consequences of such terror ring to present day.

Day Camp: Game On

Enroll your children in our Day Camp this summer! This weeks theme is: Game On! Ages 4-6 from 9AM - 12PM $40 for the week Ages 7-9 from 9AM - 3PM $75 for the week (Reduced pricing for families with multiple children)

Wild, wonderful fun on the Fourth

  West Virginia’s rich with hometown pride, and we sure know how to celebrate our nation’s birthday! From small-town picnics

Fort Henry Days

The Revolutionary war is widely considered to have ended at Yorktown. However, on the frontier borders of this fledgling country, the war was still very much alive, and the small community of Wheeling was struggling to survive continuing conflict with the British and their Native-American allies. For the colonial denizens of Wheeling, hardship was a way of life, and the threat of sudden death was a constant companion. The area’s lone stronghold, Ft. Henry, was the only means of defense for this frontier settlement, and the people of the area depended on it for their very lives. Fort Henry Days is a tribute to Wheeling’s frontier era. Witness history come to life through dramatic battle re-enactments and period correct demonstrations. Return to the time of Betty Zane, Sam McColloch, and Lewis Wetzel. Return to a time where uncommon courage was commonplace.

Wheeling Jamboree 85th Anniversary Show

This Annual Jamboree event celebrates the occasion when Wheeling’s legendary country music program left the radio studio to become the 2nd oldest country broadcast stage show in history. The Milestone 85th Anniversary of the iconic Wheeling Jamboree is extra special for 2018 featuring Country Music Hall of Fame members Ronnie Milsap and Charlie McCoy, along with Wheeling native and Grammy winner Tim O’Brien, Jamboree Patriarch Darnell Miller, with new Jamboree Artist Member Rachel Whitcomb and more surprises. Emcee for this special event is long time vountry music industry radio & TV personality, Keith Bilbrey.

A Family Christmas featuring Ron Retzer Trio & 1170

Tickets $20.00 each plus fees. Tickets are available at the WesBanco Arena Box Office, online at www.capitoltheatrewheeling.com or by calling 304-233-4470.

Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker”

A holiday tradition! Tickets and information coming soon.

Wheeling Jamboree Christmas Show

Join the Wheeling Jamboree for their Christmas show!

Rock & Roll Doo Wop Vol. 14

A Capitol Theatre tradition continues with Rock & Roll Doo Wop Vol. 14! Vol. 14 Lineup: -Gary Lewis & The Playboys -The Original Tymes -The Diamonds -The Original Vandellas -John Kuse & The Excellents Make your reservations for the Pre-Show Dinner in the Ballroom!

Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins has roared back into 2016 with the release of “Jesus and Jones,” his first single with BBR Music Group’s Wheelhouse Records. The anthem about walking the line between Saturday night and Sunday morning is an instant classic from a man with an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other. It’s par for the course from Adkins, whose trademark baritone has powered countless hits and sold over 10 million albums, cumulatively. The hit list includes “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone” (Blake Shelton & Trace Adkins), and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised over $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. Thus far, Adkins has performed 10 USO Tours.

“Sing”

In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario’s attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists’ find that their lives will never be the same. Rated PG, 2016 For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“The Big Lebowski”

“The Dude” Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. 1998, Rated R For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“The Wizard of Oz”

A tornado whisks young Kansas native Dorothy and her dog Toto away to the magical land of Oz, where they befriend a Scarecrow, a Tin Man and a Cowardly Lion on their journey to confront the Wicked Witch of the West and visit the wonderful Wizard of Oz. 1939, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“Caddyshack”

A cash-strapped teen spends a summer working at a ritzy country club in the hopes of earning a caddy scholarship. In order to succeed, he must first win the favor of the elitist Judge Smails, then the caddy golf tournament which the good judge sponsors. 1980, Rated R For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“The Little Mermaid”

A young mermaid strikes a deal with a sea witch to become human in order to land the man of her dreams, even though her father has forbidden her to swim to the surface 1989, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“The Blues Brothers”

The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical crime comedy film directed by John Landis. It stars John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd as “Joliet” Jake and Elwood Blues, characters developed from “The Blues Brothers” musical sketch on the NBC variety series Saturday Night Live. 1980, Rated R For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“Mary Poppins”

Julie Andrews made her Oscar-winning film debut as the “practically perfect” Mary Poppins, a magical nanny who enlightens the lives of everyone she meets while caring for a stiff banker’s two children in London in the early 1900s. 1964, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“Singin’ in the Rain”

A 1920s silent-film star falls for a spunky chorus girl, much to the dismay of his diva-ish leading lady, in this lighthearted musical spoof of the early days of Hollywood. 1952, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming tickets & showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

“Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory”

Five children from around the world win golden tickets to tour the mysterious candy factory, where they meet the manufacturer and learn life lessons about honesty, punishment and reward. 1971, Rated G For the first time in nearly three decades, movies have returned to Wheeling's historic 1928 Capitol Theatre! See classic movies on the big screen, plus enjoy special themed nights, pre and post show events, creative concessions & more. For upcoming showtimes, visit CapitolTheatreWheeling.com.

WV Celebration featuring Tom Breiding & “October Sky”

Celebrate West Virginia featuring Music and a Movie from the WV Coalfields! Featuring: Tom Breiding - WV Native & Nationally-Acclaimed Singer-Songwriter "October Sky" (PG) - Based on the true story of WV Native Homer Hickam WV Craft Brews available for purchase! Only $5 Adults; $3 Kids (12 and under). Tickets available at the WesBanco Arena Box Office, capitoltheatrewheeling.com or 304.233.4470!

Share your #AlmostHeaven photo for a chance to win a West Virginia getaway

What makes West Virginia #AlmostHeaven to you? Is it the fog-covered mountains at sunrise? Is it that record-setting bass you

Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays – Justin Fabus Band

While its Justin’s soft, edgy voice that lures the listener, it’s his passion that captivates the audience. As he honed his talents, he began performing first acoustically and then with his first band, “3 AM”. It didn’t take long for Justin to branch out to form his own band as a country artist. Eventually, Justin began performing at fairs, festivals and venues across the east coast, appearing with such greats as Gary Allan, Craig Campbell, Randy Houser and David Nail. Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling In case of inclement weather, the above concerts may be held in the Skating Rink area of the White Palace. No smoking. No alcohol. For additional information, visit Facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays – Roger Hoard Jazz Quartet

Easy listening Jazz Quartet! Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling In case of inclement weather, the above concerts may be held in the Skating Rink area of the White Palace. No smoking. No alcohol. For additional information, visit Facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

National Night Out

National Night Out with Law Enforcement. Free food, family fun and more! Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling In case of inclement weather, the above concerts may be held in the Skating Rink area of the White Palace. No smoking. No alcohol. For additional information, visit Facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays – Mystery Theater Unlimited

Mystery Theater: Dr. Jackal and Mr. Hype: Hilariously Twisted and Funny “Who Dun It” Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling In case of inclement weather, the above concerts may be held in the Skating Rink area of the White Palace. No smoking. No alcohol. For additional information, visit Facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays – Steel Cassa

Steele Cassa, Steel Drum Band – Sounds of Paradise: Steel Cassa is a nine member band based out of Wheeling, West Virginia. This group is in constant demand in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia and the Upper Ohio Valley Area. They have played many venues in the last 17 years and continue to impress their audiences with their fresh approach and arrangements in the styles of soca, calypso, salsa, samba, latin jazz and carnival style music. Steel Cassa adapts their performances to compliment the event. Enjoy the island sounds of one of the premier performing steelbands on the East Coast. Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling In case of inclement weather, the above concerts may be held in the Skating Rink area of the White Palace. No smoking. No alcohol. For additional information, visit Facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays – Shades of Time

An entertaining venue of fun-tastic feel-good variety dance music blended with stylish vocals and harmonies styled by seasoned musician /entertainers. Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling, Warwood Lions Club In case of inclement weather, the above concerts may be held rescheduled or canceled. No smoking. No alcohol. Weather permitting. Warwood Pool will be open 7pm to 9pm on concert nights. Cost is $1.00 for adults and $.50 for children. For additional information, visit Facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays – Crazy Horse

Crazy Horse Band provides Hot Country Rock Music! Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling, Warwood Lions Club In case of inclement weather, the above concerts may be held rescheduled or canceled. No smoking. No alcohol. Weather permitting. Warwood Pool will be open 7pm to 9pm on concert nights. Cost is $1.00 for adults and $.50 for children. For additional information, visit Facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays – De’Ja’Vu

Catering to a more mature and sophisticated listening audience, the de ja vu band performs the classic sounds of the 1950's, 1960's, and 1970's. Insofar as possible, this talented group of musicians and singers seeks to emulate the sound and style of the original artist(s). the result is a super satisfying trip down "memory lane" with music you know and love. With de ja vu's selection of classic oldies, your event will be both memorable and fun. We'll keep your crowd singing and dancing all night long with the tunes everybody knows and loves. Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling, Warwood Lions Club In case of inclement weather, the above concerts may be held rescheduled or canceled. No smoking. No alcohol. Weather permitting. Warwood Pool will be open 7pm to 9pm on concert nights. Cost is $1.00 for adults and $.50 for children. For additional information, visit Facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays – 40+ Band

The group “40 +” is made up of six experienced musicians that have been performing in the area for over three years. Their repertoire covers several genres including Classic Rock, Oldies, Country Rock, Blues, and A cappella. Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling, Warwood Lions Club In case of inclement weather, the above concerts may be held rescheduled or canceled. No smoking. No alcohol. Weather permitting. Warwood Pool will be open 7pm to 9pm on concert nights. Cost is $1.00 for adults and $.50 for children. For additional information, visit Facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304-234-3838 or 304-234-3617.

Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays – Yankee Grey

The band consist of five seasoned musicians who can perform such music as Classic Country, Today's Country, and a variety of several other styles . "Yankee Gray" enjoys presenting a fun loving performance along with audience participation. Many dance tunes are included in their shows. Sponsored by: The City of Wheeling, Warwood Lions Club featuring a variety of Rock and Country Music. In case of inclement weather, the above concerts may be held rescheduled or canceled. No smoking. No alcohol. Weather permitting. Warwood Pool will be open 7pm to 9pm on concert nights. Cost is $1.00 for adults and $.50 for children. For additional information, visit Facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304-234-3838 or 304-234-3617.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Jeff Jimerson & Airborne

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Hoard and Jones

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Artists On Call

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Rumors

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Hancock County Old Time Fair

Come enjoy a small, oldtime fair. Meet with local vendors that provide homemade food and handmade products. View the exhibit tent filled with many projects from the local 4-H members and home grown produce, quilts and art work from area residents. The VA 27th Civil War Reenactment Group will be on location as well. Activities include a tractor parade, tractor games, live entertainment, a baked goods contest, barnyard olympics, and much more. Friday admission is a non-perishable food item for the local food bank. Admission fee for Saturday and Sunday is $1.00.

Hancock County Old Time Fair

Come enjoy a small, oldtime fair. Meet with local vendors that provide homemade food and handmade products. View the exhibit tent filled with many projects from the local 4-H members and home grown produce, quilts and art work from area residents. The VA 27th Civil War Reenactment Group will be on location as well. Activities include a tractor parade, tractor games, live entertainment, a baked goods contest, barnyard olympics, and much more. Friday admission is a non-perishable food item for the local food bank. Admission fee for Saturday and Sunday is $1.00.

Hancock County Old Time Fair

Come enjoy a small, oldtime fair. Meet with local vendors that provide homemade food and handmade products. View the exhibit tent filled with many projects from the local 4-H members and home grown produce, quilts and art work from area residents. The VA 27th Civil War Reenactment Group will be on location as well. Activities include a tractor parade, tractor games, live entertainment, a baked goods contest, barnyard olympics, and much more. Friday admission is a non-perishable food item for the local food bank. Admission fee for Saturday and Sunday is $1.00.

2017 Marx Toy & Train Collectors Show

With over 80 vendors participating – this Annual gathering offers numerous Marx favorites such as: Johnny West figures, playsets and dollhouses made of all materials, trains and accessories of all sizes, vehicles, games, and so much more! There are presentations and speakers that offer insight to rare and exciting items. We hold a get together for all vendors to come together socially and swap stories; and an auction of unique pieces takes place on-site. This is a great opportunity for new collectors to add to their assortment and build great relationships with fellow enthusiasts! Friday, June 23: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Marx Toy & Train Collectors Show 11:00 AM: Speaker – TBA (GAME ROOM) 12:00 NOON : Commemorative Group Photo Session (Immediately following 11 AM speaker) 1:00 PM: Speaker – TBA (GAME ROOM) 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Toy & Train CUSTOM’s Contest (GAME ROOM) see website or call for more information. 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Marx Pizza Social at the Museum – A great chance to kick back and have an evening of fun with fellow Marx Collectors Saturday, June 24: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Marx Toy & Train Collectors Show 12:00 PM: SHOW & TELL – Unusual or Rare Marx Discussion (Bring along your favorite Marx Toy or Train to show off to fellow collectors! Some rather interesting items have been showing up at these sessions!) (GAME ROOM) 3:00 PM – 5:00: PM Pack-up tables/Final Tours of the Museum 5:00 PM: Official Closing of the Marx Show at the Museum

Pirate Day – “Secrets of the Dead: Blackbeard’s Lost Ship”

We will be showing a film about the pirate know as Blackbeard, "Secrets of the Dead: Blackbeard’s Lost Ship” (60 min). The most infamous pirate of his day, Blackbeard inspired fear in all who crossed his path. 300 years later, his flag ship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge, is being excavated by a group of marine archaeologists. His story is revealed by careful preservation and analysis of the ship’s remains, including cannons, guns, anchors, and even gold. Did you know that the Upper Ohio River Valley was plagued by pirates as well? See the front of this flyer for “Pirate Day” activities held today.

West Virginia Day

Celebrate West Virginia’s founding in 1863 with special family-oriented crafts, museum hunt, and an all-day showing of “West Virginia: A Film History”, a 6 ½ - hour documentary series produced by the West Virginia History Film Project and the West Virginia Humanities Council. Stop in for an episode or two!

Lebanese Fest – Mahrajan – Wheeling, WV

Hours on Saturday are 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 7 p.m. Mahrajan means 'festival." Whether you're looking for a weekend get-away or a day of delicious food and unique entertainment, gather your friends and family and join us in beautiful Oglebay Park for our annual Mahrajan. Menu items: Traditional Lebanese food and desserts will be served from noon-7 p.m., or while supplies last. A few a la carte items include: Kibbee Lamb shish kabob (laham mishwee) Stuffed grape leaves Shawarma (gyros) Falafel Tabbouli Hummus Baklava and a large variety of Lebanese pastries Ice cream novelties Live Middle-Eastern music by the David Hakim Ensemble of Cleveland and two young dance group shows by Troupe Bint il Nahar led by internationally award-winning and professional belly dancer Tiffani Ahdia of Huntington, WV, will begin at 1 p.m., and continue throughout the day. Other activities include: inflatables, pony rides, face painting, games for children and young adults,, and vendors offering souvenirs and hand-crafted items. Free admission, parking, and entertainment. Food and beverages are sold ala-carte; per-item prices range from $1-$7 each. Credit cards are accepted with valid ID. Food and activity tickets will not be required this year. Free non-reserved general seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. For directions and overnight accommodations, please contact Oglebay Park Visitor's Center at 1-800-624-6988.

Summer Tea Luncheon

Holiday and Seasonal Tea Luncheons are held on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. Traditionally served full luncheon tea fare is offered, including assorted tea sandwiches/savories, scones with sweet cream and jam, fresh fruit, sweets and gourmet tea. Reservations required.

Town guide: Wheeling

Victorian charm, quaint attractions and soul-satisfying cuisine makes “the Friendly City” an idyllic weekend trip. Dining Puckish yet sophisticated, Later

Town guide: Moundsville

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Waterfront Wednesdays – 1170 Band

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Polka Night with The NuTones

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Waterfront Wednesdays – The M-80s

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Dennis McClung Blues Band

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Vince Villanova’s Big Band

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Brighton Boys

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Joseph Sisters

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617

Waterfront Wednesdays – Tim Ullom Band

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Wheeling Park High School Jazz and Steel Drum Bands

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Waterfront Wednesdays – Guys Without Ties

Enjoy a night of free, live music on the riverfront at Wheeling Heritage Port! Sponsored by: JPMorgan Chase, City of Wheeling. In case of inclement weather, concert may be moved to WesBanco Arena or rescheduled. No smoking. No pets. Folding chairs permitted in the grassy areas only. For additional information, visit facebook.com/wheelingwv or call the City of Wheeling at 304.234.3838 or 304.234.3617.

Heritage Port Story Time – “Bulldozer’s Big Day”

Join the Ohio County Public Library for Heritage Port Story Time this summer at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater! In case of inclement weather, Story Time will be held at the Ohio County Public Library. Call 304.232.0244 for more information.

Heritage Port Story Time – “Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing”

Story Time will be held at the Sculpture Garden by the elephant sculpture. Join the Ohio County Public Library for Heritage Port Story Time this summer at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater! In case of inclement weather, Story Time will be held at the Ohio County Public Library. Call 304.232.0244 for more information.

Heritage Port Story Time – “Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site”

Join the Ohio County Public Library for Heritage Port Story Time this summer at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater! In case of inclement weather, Story Time will be held at the Ohio County Public Library. Call 304.232.0244 for more information.

Heritage Port Story Time – “Pete The Cat: Construction Destruction”

Join the Ohio County Public Library for Heritage Port Story Time this summer at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater! In case of inclement weather, Story Time will be held at the Ohio County Public Library. Call 304.232.0244 for more information.