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Annie

Looking for a fun event to take the entire family to this Christmas season? The Alban Arts Center has just what you need to bring a smile to your face and some cheer to your heart. This December, everyone's favorite orphan, Annie, will be back on stage at the Alban!

New Year’s Eve Apple Drop

Count down to the new year and celebrate as the big apple drops at Main Street Martinsburg's first annual New Year's Eve Apple Drop in downtown Martinsburg. This free event is family-friendly and features family activities, music, free apples, doughnuts, hot apple cider and more.

Happy 36th birthday to Mountain Stage!

There’s a spring in the mountain and it flows down to the town. From the river to the ocean it

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

Valentine’s Handmade Market

Visit 20 local artists set-up inside the Town Run Taphouse for a Valentine shopping market featuring locally crafted, unique gifts.

The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame's seventh induction ceremony welcomes its new class of inductees: Hasil Adkins, Frank Hutchison, Ann Magnuson, The Morris Brothers, Fred “Sonic” Smith, and Michael W. Smith. Presenters and acceptors include West Virginia Governor Bob Wise (The Morris Brothers); Tim O’Brien (Frank Hutchison); Patti, Jesse and Jackson Smith (Fred “Sonic” Smith). The house band will again be led by 2008 WVMHoF inductee Charlie McCoy. The show will be hosted by Tony award winning actor and Huntington native Michael Cerveris and Wheeling native Mollie O’Brien.

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

Man-cations: Best brew and spirit escapes in West Virginia

  Nothing wraps up an action-packed day in the mountains like a cold beer or sip of liquor with your

New Year’s Eve at BS Brewpub!!

Live music beginning at 7 p.m. with "Sweet Maple Singers" to celebrate our final night at this location, as we prepare to move to a new location and make plans for an expanded brewpub and brewery production setup. Celebrating Robbie Mann and Karl Wagenbrenner's birthdays as well. "Solid Ground" reunion rocks in the New Year beginning at 9 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa

Santa and Mrs. Claus are making a very special appearance at Tamarack! Join us for a delicious breakfast buffet with this dynamic duo. Many treats and activities for kids of all ages. Breakfast will include Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Biscuit, Fruit, Mac & Cheese and Peanut Buttery & Jelly Sandwich. Tickets: Adults: $13; Chidlren 3-14: $10; Children 2 and under: Free. Note: This year we are having two events - December 9th and December 16th.

Breakfast with Santa

Santa and Mrs. Claus are making a very special appearance at Tamarack! Join us for a delicious breakfast buffet with this dynamic duo. Many treats and activities for kids of all ages. Breakfast will include Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Biscuit, Fruit, Mac & Cheese and Peanut Buttery & Jelly Sandwich. Tickets: Adults: $13; Chidlren 3-14: $10; Children 2 and under: Free Note: This year we are having two events - December 9th and December 16th.

Checklist: Best thing to try at every WV State Park

With nearly 50 state parks spread across the state, West Virginia provides a scenic piece of Almost Heaven no matter

Hank Williams Tribute

A gala tribute to country music legend Hank Williams, sometimes known as the “Hillbilly Shakespeare.” Seasoned musicians recreate popular songs such as “Your Cheating Heart,” “I Saw the Light” and “Lovesick Blues,” in addition to lesser-known songs. Lively stage banter and anecdotes keep the show interesting and light-hearted. Hank Williams died in Oak Hill, WV, en route to shows in Charleston, WV, and Canton, OH, scheduled for December 31, 1952, and January 1, 1953, respectively. As a special feature for this year’s Hank Williams Tribute, the performers will re-enact a portion of that lost show, including the music of Hawkshaw Hawkins, Homer & Jethro, Autry Inman, and the Webb Sisters as well as Hank Williams. Scheduled to appear in the Hank Williams Tribute will be singers John Lilly and Rob McNurlin, steel guitarist Russ Hicks, fiddler Johnny Staats, guitarists Robert Shafer and Ritchie Collins, and bassist John Thornton, plus surprise guests. This concert is sponsored by the Woody Hawley Concert Series and FOOTMAD (Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance). This program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.

Joy to the World

JOY TO THE WORLD W/ BOB THOMPSON FT PAULA COLE THU · DECEMBER 13, 2018 Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm $25.00 - $30.00

Huntington Holiday Express 2017

All aboard for a one-hour holiday train ride for kids. Santa will be on board giving out a gift for each passenger. Enjoy holiday music while having hot chocolate and cookies. The train board in Huntington and travels to Barboursville and back. Thursday, December 14: 4pm, 6pm, 8pm Friday, December 15: 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm Saturday, December 16: 10am, 1pm, 3:30pm, 6:00pm Sunday, December 17: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm Prices: Adults $55 each; Children 12 and under: $45 each No refunds and no cancellations. $2 per ticket handling charge.

Lou Wendell Lighted Boat Parade

The area's boating community joins in the holiday fun with this nautical themed lighted boat parade on the Kanawha River.

St. Albans Festival of Lights

The tradition continues! The St. Albans Festival of Lights is an annual event featuring thousands of lights. Enjoy everything from

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

Snowshoe Foundation Ice Dinner

Enjoy a night of food & drink, live entertainment, silent & live auctions. This is all in support of the Snowshoe Foundation, whose missionis to serve the communities in Webster, Randolph and Pocahontas Counties. Tickets are $100 and must be purchased in advance. For more information, please go to snowshoefoundation.org.

Berming Man Banked Slalom

Snowshoe Mountain’s”Berming Man Banked Slalom,” brought to you by Oakley, was pretty awesome. So you probably guessed, we’re bringing it

Beats on the Basin: Holy Ghost Tent Revival

Nine years, three genres, and four records into it, Holy Ghost Tent Revival's sound has emerged as something different than anyone might have expected. The music is filled with three and four part harmonies that recall classic 60's and 70's rock influences.

Beats on the Basin: Matt Mullins and the Bringdowns

An Appalachian rock band that have found a niche all their own. The stories in their songs are almost as diverse as the influences you hear in the music. Fueled by a driving rhythm section and a lyrical prowess of raspy voice singer/guitarist Matt Mullins, the Bringdowns are creating some truly honest music.

Head Women’s Ski Camp

If you’re finally ready to find the skier in you, eager to polish the skier you already are, or itching

Beats on the Basin: Sun Parade

Sun Parade is a psych rock pop band based in Northampton, MA. Their personal obsessions and projects range from British folk ballads to Motown; collectively their music is most influenced by the mutineers' pantheon - The Clash, Beastie Boys, Dr. Dog, Nirvana, The Beatles.

Burton Kid’s Snowboard Camp

Sometimes good things come in small packages…especially when it comes to little rippers! Snowshoe’s Mountaineer Parks and Burton Snowboards are teaming up to host a BIG snowboard camp designed just for our Little Shredders! Strap on a snowboard for the very first time, hit that steep run you know you’re ready to rip, or smooth your style in the Terrain Park; whatever your snowboarding dreams, our lively, expert team of kid-at-heart coaches is ready and waiting to make your dreams come true! This is a camp for kids, so we figure why not throw in some extras near and dear to every kids heart; a pizza party, an ice-cream social, a goody bag…even a chance to show off your new skills in our Mountaineer Parks Progression Session park competition; especially designed to give any skill level a chance to win! Come on little snowboarders…come on up and show us big kids what it really means to have BIG fun!

Beats on the Basin: Super Doppler

A new name on a familiar sound. This psychedelic rock band from Norfolk Virginia may be better known to some as "Major and the Monbacks."

Beats on the Basin: Dead 27’s

Dead 27's brilliantly infuse rock and roll with classic soul, bringing both raw energy and refined musicality to the stage.

Beats on the Basin: Porch 40

Porch 40 will be rocking out at the Shoe for 2 nights in a row! That's right. If you miss them on the 12th, you can catch them on the 13th. Formed in 2012 at Western Carolina University, this band plays a style of highly progressive southern funk rock that has won over an eclectic audience everywhere. Incorporating elements of R and B, Jazz and Funk with the best of Rock, Progressive, Indie and Metal, they cross genres with ease.

Beats on the Basin: Porch 40

Porch 40 will be rocking out at the Shoe for 2 nights in a row! That's right. If you miss them on the 12th, you can catch them on the 13th. Formed in 2012 at Western Carolina University, this band plays a style of highly progressive southern funk rock that has won over an eclectic audience everywhere. Incorporating elements of R and B, Jazz and Funk with the best of Rock, Progressive, Indie and Metal, they cross genres with ease.

The Elf Limited Train

Join Jinx the Elf onboard the The Elf Limited, Santa’s Holiday Train voyage in Cass, W.V. For centuries, every elf has come here to compete to be one of the chosen few who serve in Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. Each elf undergoes rigorous tests including packaging, toy combobulation, snowballing, mischief making, reindeer grooming, and who knows what other elfscapades. The voyage promises to be a time for cherished family memories, the true spirit of Christmas and of course, a visit from Santa.

The Elf Limited Train

Join Jinx the Elf onboard the The Elf Limited, Santa’s Holiday Train voyage in Cass, W.V. For centuries, every elf has come here to compete to be one of the chosen few who serve in Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. Each elf undergoes rigorous tests including packaging, toy combobulation, snowballing, mischief making, reindeer grooming, and who knows what other elfscapades. The voyage promises to be a time for cherished family memories, the true spirit of Christmas and of course, a visit from Santa.

The Elf Limited Train

Join Jinx the Elf onboard the The Elf Limited, Santa’s Holiday Train voyage in Cass, W.V. For centuries, every elf has come here to compete to be one of the chosen few who serve in Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. Each elf undergoes rigorous tests including packaging, toy combobulation, snowballing, mischief making, reindeer grooming, and who knows what other elfscapades. The voyage promises to be a time for cherished family memories, the true spirit of Christmas and of course, a visit from Santa.

The Elf Limited Train

Join Jinx the Elf onboard the The Elf Limited, Santa’s Holiday Train voyage in Cass, W.V. For centuries, every elf has come here to compete to be one of the chosen few who serve in Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. Each elf undergoes rigorous tests including packaging, toy combobulation, snowballing, mischief making, reindeer grooming, and who knows what other elfscapades. The voyage promises to be a time for cherished family memories, the true spirit of Christmas and of course, a visit from Santa.

The Elf Limited Train

Join Jinx the Elf onboard the The Elf Limited, Santa’s Holiday Train voyage in Cass, W.V. For centuries, every elf has come here to compete to be one of the chosen few who serve in Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. Each elf undergoes rigorous tests including packaging, toy combobulation, snowballing, mischief making, reindeer grooming, and who knows what other elfscapades. The voyage promises to be a time for cherished family memories, the true spirit of Christmas and of course, a visit from Santa.

The Elf Limited Train

Join Jinx the Elf onboard the The Elf Limited, Santa’s Holiday Train voyage in Cass, W.V. For centuries, every elf has come here to compete to be one of the chosen few who serve in Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. Each elf undergoes rigorous tests including packaging, toy combobulation, snowballing, mischief making, reindeer grooming, and who knows what other elfscapades. The voyage promises to be a time for cherished family memories, the true spirit of Christmas and of course, a visit from Santa.

The Elf Limited Train

Join Jinx the Elf onboard the The Elf Limited, Santa’s Holiday Train voyage in Cass, W.V. For centuries, every elf has come here to compete to be one of the chosen few who serve in Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. Each elf undergoes rigorous tests including packaging, toy combobulation, snowballing, mischief making, reindeer grooming, and who knows what other elfscapades. The voyage promises to be a time for cherished family memories, the true spirit of Christmas and of course, a visit from Santa.

The Elf Limited Train

Join Jinx the Elf onboard the The Elf Limited, Santa’s Holiday Train voyage in Cass, W.V. For centuries, every elf has come here to compete to be one of the chosen few who serve in Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. Each elf undergoes rigorous tests including packaging, toy combobulation, snowballing, mischief making, reindeer grooming, and who knows what other elfscapades. The voyage promises to be a time for cherished family memories, the true spirit of Christmas and of course, a visit from Santa.

The Elf Limited Train

Join Jinx the Elf onboard the The Elf Limited, Santa’s Holiday Train voyage in Cass, W.V. For centuries, every elf has come here to compete to be one of the chosen few who serve in Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. Each elf undergoes rigorous tests including packaging, toy combobulation, snowballing, mischief making, reindeer grooming, and who knows what other elfscapades. The voyage promises to be a time for cherished family memories, the true spirit of Christmas and of course, a visit from Santa.

The Elf Limited Train

Join Jinx the Elf onboard the The Elf Limited, Santa’s Holiday Train voyage in Cass, W.V. For centuries, every elf has come here to compete to be one of the chosen few who serve in Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. Each elf undergoes rigorous tests including packaging, toy combobulation, snowballing, mischief making, reindeer grooming, and who knows what other elfscapades. The voyage promises to be a time for cherished family memories, the true spirit of Christmas and of course, a visit from Santa.

Beats on the Basin: The Get Right Band

According to the Alternate Root, the Get Right Band are "hip-shaking, earthquaking pure funk fun". They are one of Relix Magazine's "On the Verge" picks, Home Grown Music Network's 2015 "Best New Band of the Year," and were voted "Best Progressive Band" in Western North Carolina by Mountain Xpress readers.

College Winter Break

Looking for a fun way to chase away the stress of the holidays? Or an awesome place to spend your last days of freedom before the Spring Semester starts? Maybe you're just itchin' to enjoy some stellar January conditions? Look no further, friends. College winter break is here! Great student deals, live music, games and competitions await. See ya at the top!

Burton Women’s Snowboard Camp

Ladies…do you know what time it is? It’s WINTER time, which means it is Time.To.Ride. If you’ve never experienced Snowboarding at the Shoe as part of a group of friendly, fun loving, adventurous female riders… it’s about time you did! Just ask anyone who has been part of any Snowshoe Burton Women’s Camp, and they’ll tell you…there’s nothing like it for gaining confidence, pushing your skills, and making life-long riding girl-friends. Snowboard Camp is for the ladies who shred, and the ladies who have yet to meet their inner ripper! From curious first time snowboarders, to carefree girls who love cruisy, casual runs; to the feisty adrenaline fiend itching to throw down in the Terrain Park; there’s a perfect place for you and your style at Burton Camp. For two days you’ll explore, learn and grow as a rider with an exceptional team of the mountains top female coaches and riders; along with special guest coach, Lesley Betts straight from Burton Snowboards. We’re not afraid to add a little “girly flair” to our camps either; you’ll enjoy Yoga in the mornings, a private evening get together just for the ladies, chair massages and Burton goodies. Don’t miss out ladies…at Snowshoe Women’s Snowboard Camp; it is always Time To Ride! Check out our web page for complete schedule

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

From the Village and Connection Nightclub to Split Rock Pools and the Village– there’s an awesome time in store for every age and personality at this annual mountaintop blow out. Ring in 2018 in style at 4,848 feet! Check out our web page for a list of all parties.

Beats on the Basin: Brother Short Band

The Brother Short Band hails from several states throughout the region andtheirinfluences are as varied as their roots.Together they blend soundsfrom Rock, Blues, Country and Funk. If you like any of these genres, you're likely to find something you can dig within the archive of their music.

Winter Brew Fest

What makes for a perfect day, Snowflakes and Cold Beer. We invite you to celebrate winter with us for our

WV Ski FREE Day

We’re giving out free lift tickets to all residents of West Virginia! You heard us right. Just bring your proof of residency and get a ticket to ski and ride to your heart’s content.

Visit with Santa & Ornament Making

This could be your last chance to meet Santa before he delivers toys and goodies to your home. We will offer everyone a chance to make ornaments they can take home. From 1:00pm – 5:00 pm, come see Santa in the main office at Watoga State Park and have your picture taken, enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. Fee is $10.

Full Moon Hike

Enjoy a light walk down the Greenbrier River Trail State Park to take in the beauty of the full moon.

Full Snow Moon Hike

Enjoy a light walk down the Greenbrier River Trail State Park to take in the beauty of the full moon.

Christmas in Shepherdstown

The historic town of Shepherdstown WV will kick off its annual "Christmas in Shepherdstown" celebration on Friday, November 24, the day after Thanksgiving. The November 24 schedule will include a series of evening events that are traditional for the town: a bonfire, the lighting of the town tree, the arrival of Santa, and children's visits with Santa. Other highlights of that weekend will be live Nativity performances, a "Children's Extravaganza" at the Community Club, and a Christmas concert at O'Hurley's store. After that, there will be many different events every weekend and some weekdays until Christmas. Most events will be free. Every weekend will include children's activities; holiday marketplaces selling handmade crafts, baked goods, and greens; carriage rides; and special musical performances. Many shops will be open late on Fridays and Saturdays. The town will hold its annual Christmas parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 2. That evening, Shepherd University's Masterworks Chorale will present a concert featuring the Fauré Requiem. Also that weekend, the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War and the Shepherd University History Department will present a "Civil War Christmas in Shepherdstown," which will include many activities such as lectures and panel discussions, military re-enactments, children's activities, period music and street entertainment. Highlights of the remaining weekends before Christmas will include Shepherd University's annual Holiday Gala concert December 9 and 10, performances of " "The Nutcracker" at the Frank Center December 16 and 17, and a TUBACHRISTMAS concert December 16. There will be free parking in all the town's metered spaces on Friday, November 24 and every weekday from the 18th of December through January 6. There is always free parking at Shepherdstown's metered spaces on weekends. Free weekend parking is also available in the Shepherd University parking lot at High and Princess streets, one block from downtown. Events and activities will continue to be added. For an up-to-date listing of all events keep checking the calendar on the Shepherdstown Visitors Center website at www.shepherdstown.info. Or contact the Center at 304-876-2786 or shepherdstownvisitorscenter@gmail.com.

What’s the password? West Virginia speakeasies uncovered

Speakeasies harken back to the Prohibition era, when alcohol sales were illegal in the United States. People gathered in secret

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.

3 chefs: the best mountain meal I ever had

West Virginia’s best restaurants keep things natural — no shortcuts or trickery, just honest flavor. The best recipes let fresh,

Merry Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

Join us for an interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Theater created just for Pipestem Spa and Event Center, featuring WVNS/Fox 59 TV Station from Beckley, WV. "Heidi Moore, senior meteorologist, prepares for the six o'clock evening news in the midst of a blizzard just days before the holidays. The general manager of the news station, who was despised by all, is discovered murdered in his office minutes before the broadcast." This will be a wildly entertaining evening of crime-solving that includes: a dinner of smoked turkey and ham, homemade mashed potatoes and gravy, mac 'n cheese, salad, dessert, tea, water, and coffee. A Holiday Cocktail Party starts at 6 p.m., with full cash bar and lots of photo ops in a beautiful Winter Wonderland of Lights.

A Night At The North Pole

A Night At The North Pole! -Visit with Santa -Personalized letters from Santa for each child -Chance to take your own pictures with Santa -Christmas story time -Hot cocoa with marshmallows -Decorate cookies -Decorate ornaments -Funnel cakes & warm, soft pretzels -Winter Wonderland of lights & decorations Children 6 years old and younger are encouraged to come from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Children 7 years or older are encouraged to come from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Tickets are $45 a piece and include: 1 child & 2 adults; $35 for any additional children; $10 for any additional adults.

Man-cations: 4 winter getaways with the guys

1. Winter climbing and hiking at Seneca Rocks Want to really test your manhood? Take a weekend scaling the crown jewel

Salute WV heroes at these 8 stops

West Virginia boasts one of the highest numbers of veterans per capita in the nation, as well as some prestigious

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."

“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.

Gal getaways: 6 women-only events and places

Would you and your girlfriends like to escape for a weekend or evening? Head to the Mountain State for indulgent

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia Presents “Swan Lake”

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia brings this Holiday classic the Metropolitan Theatre for the very first time. A ballet featured in four acts with world renowned dancers in an event sure to thrill all this Christmas season. THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS BALLET. A leader in classical Russian dance, the State Ballet Theatre of Russia is embarking on a new tour, bringing their excellent rendition of Swan Lake to North America once again. Recognized internationally as the world’s most romantic ballet, this supernatural epic glides to the haunting score of Tchaikovsky, with evocative choreography after the legendary Pepita and Ivanov, including audience favorite, Danse des petits cygnes.

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

Town guide: Williamson

This riverside town winds past miles of Hatfield-McCoy family history and adventure. Dining 34:Ate’s menu bursts with imaginative salads, entrees,

Holiday Market

Come join us for our annual Holiday Market! We'll have the room packed with artists, craftspeople, food entrepreneurs and farmers offering their gifting treasures... not to mention festive music, raffle drawings, hot food, coloring contest and SANTA!!! Yep... jolly Santa will be joining us to listen to all the little kiddos holiday wishes and, for a small fee, you can get your very own Polaroid picture to take home.

Community Music at Shepherd

Performances by the Shepherd Community Orchestra, Junior String Ensemble and Shepherd Youth Chorus.

Bridgeport Farmer’s Market

The mission of the Bridgeport Farmers Market is to create and sustain a community of local vendors & supportive customers in order to cultivate the local economy and provide fresh, healthy food to the people of North Central West Virginia. We believe that farmers markets provide a positive environment for conscientious consumers to make a direct connection to their food sources. In addition to a diverse group of local farmers it is the further mission of the Bridgeport Farmers Market to bring together a talented group of West Virginia artisans, musicians, authors, and chefs. West Virginia currently ranks #14 in the U.S. for its support of local food producers. The rich culinary traditions of this state paired with a blossoming network of small farms combine to create many forward thinking ventures and positive opportunities in our local communities.

Bridgeport Farmer’s Market

The mission of the Bridgeport Farmers Market is to create and sustain a community of local vendors & supportive customers in order to cultivate the local economy and provide fresh, healthy food to the people of North Central West Virginia. We believe that farmers markets provide a positive environment for conscientious consumers to make a direct connection to their food sources. In addition to a diverse group of local farmers it is the further mission of the Bridgeport Farmers Market to bring together a talented group of West Virginia artisans, musicians, authors, and chefs. West Virginia currently ranks #14 in the U.S. for its support of local food producers. The rich culinary traditions of this state paired with a blossoming network of small farms combine to create many forward thinking ventures and positive opportunities in our local communities.

Bridgeport Farmer’s Market

The mission of the Bridgeport Farmers Market is to create and sustain a community of local vendors & supportive customers in order to cultivate the local economy and provide fresh, healthy food to the people of North Central West Virginia. We believe that farmers markets provide a positive environment for conscientious consumers to make a direct connection to their food sources. In addition to a diverse group of local farmers it is the further mission of the Bridgeport Farmers Market to bring together a talented group of West Virginia artisans, musicians, authors, and chefs. West Virginia currently ranks #14 in the U.S. for its support of local food producers. The rich culinary traditions of this state paired with a blossoming network of small farms combine to create many forward thinking ventures and positive opportunities in our local communities.

Bridgeport Farmer’s Market

The Bridgeport Farmers Market is open every Sunday from mid-May thru mid-October, 10am to 2pm. The Market is open rain or shine. The Market is located in the Charles Pointe Development off I-79 Exit 124. The Outdoor Market is now closed until May 2018 when we’ll be celebrating our 10th Anniversary Season. The Winter Market is open the 2nd Sunday of each month from November to April, 11am to 2pm, inside the Bridgeport Conference Center. For Winter 2018 the Market will remain on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

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!),

Town guide: Romney

Officially chartered in 1762, this city is 1 of the 2 oldest in West Virginia. Dining Main Street Grill harkens

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

Winter Solstice Yoga

During the Winter Solstice, nature takes a long dark pause prior to transitioning into longer days with more light. What a beautiful reminder to also take such a pause in our own lives as we prepare for the transition into 2018. Join Heidi Sherwin for a candlelight gentle yoga class that will include a balance of slow flowing sequences and yin yoga postures, followed by a Solstice Meditation, and ending with a long, deep relaxation. Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, and water. $20 for WVBG members, $30 for non-members. Please register by Thursday, December 21. * All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Rd., Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities. Contact us at 304-322-2093 or email info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

The Art of Flower Arranging

Enjoy a demonstration of numerous flower arrangements led by WVBG Executive Director, Bill Mills. From using as few as two or three flowers to create a simple and stunning arrangement to using massing techniques to form the baroque and over the top, and everything in between. Members $15, Non-Members $25. Please register by Thursday, December 7. * All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Rd., Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities. Contact us at 304-322-2093 or info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

Holiday Ornaments from Nature

Just in time for holiday gift-giving, join WVBG Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter to craft unique ornaments from natural materials. A special children’s holiday story will be read, with hot cocoa and cookies to enjoy. Most appropriate for children ages 3 and older. $15 for WVBG members, $20 for non-members. Please register by Monday, November 27. * All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Rd., Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities. Contact us at 304-322-2093 or info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

Winter Wreaths

Learn basic techniques for creating beautiful seasonal wreaths during this demonstration by WVBG Executive Director, Bill Mills. A wide variety of fresh and found materials will be used. Participants will leave empowered to create seasonal ornamentation for their home or to share with friends. Most appropriate for adults. Members $15, Non-Members $25. Please register by Thursday, November 16. * All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Rd., Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities. Contact us at 304-322-2093 or info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

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.

The Nutty Nutcracker

The Nutty Nutcracker is fun for the entire family. This show will CRACK you up!

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.

Wizard of Oz

Performed by the River City Youth Ballet Ensemble, the West Virginia Youth Symphony and the Appalachian Children's Chorus.

The Sound of Music

The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC is coming to the Clay Center. 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.

Bill Gaither & The Gaither Christmas Homecoming

Multi-Grammy Award winning recording artist, Bill Gaither will present the Gaither Christmas Homecoming music spectacular at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WV, on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The legendary recording artist will present an exciting celebration, filled with the very best in Christian music, including Gaither’s own multi-award winning group, The Gaither Vocal Band. This special event will begin at 7:00 p.m. The roster of talented “friends” taking the stage with Gaither and the Gaither Vocal Band, will include Mark Lowry, The Martins, Buddy Greene, Lynda Randle, Charlotte Ritchie, Gene McDonald, Jeff Taylor, and Kevin Williams. This festive evening will feature many classic Christmas favorites, allowing all those attending to experience the true Reason for the Christmas season.

Mountain Stage: The Mountain Goats, Joe Henry, Nellie McKay, John K. Samson

Performers include: The Mountain Goats, Joe Henry, Nellie McKay, and John K. Samson.

The Little Mermaid

Performed by the River City Youth Ballet Ensemble.

Maverick “Big Dog Gymnastics Competition”

USAG sanctioned event with 500+ female athletes from 6 states for the 3 day event--Fri./Sat./Sun. December 1-2-3, 2017.

Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie

On the heels of a sold-out critically acclaimed summer tour, longtime Fleetwood Mac members Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie will grace the stage of the Clay Center on November 2nd at 7:30 p.m. The joint collaboration began three years ago, when McVie rejoined Fleetwood Mac for the group’s “On With The Show” tour. The pair went in to record new material prior to rehearsals for the tour and their natural creative chemistry was reignited.

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

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

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

Migos

Migos have taken the music world by storm; their seminal album "Culture," released via Quality Control Music/300 Entertainment, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Charts, has already been streamed over one billion times and is RIAA certified Platinum. Their single "Bad and Boujee" has not only hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts and received an RIAA Platiunum certification, but also has become immortalized as a symbol of modern pop culture. Members Quavo, Offset and Takeoff erupted onto the scene back in 2009 with a sound that blends the authentic tradition of ATL hip-hop with their signature flow and earworm hooks unlike anything else.

January Bald Eagle Survey

Join experts and novices alike as we spread out to observe and count Bald Eagles on Bluestone Lake (Summers County) and it's tributaries. Registration is encouraged for this free event. Fun for all ages, bring your binoculars, scopes, cameras if you have them! Experienced watchers will be at every location and are willing to share. Meet after 2:30 at the Hinton Dairy Queen for a tally wrap-up if you can't make it to a site earlier.

Hometown Holiday Marketplace

Browse the storefronts along Richwood's Historic Main Street at our annual Hometown Holiday Marketplace on Saturday, December 9th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm. It will be a full day of shopping the store fronts filled with artisans and crafter's selling unique handmade items – along with music, food, and Santa Claus!

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

Annual Christmas Light Up and Community Christmas Parade

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

A Charlie Brown Christmas Live!

Ring in the holiday season with a family favorite, A Charlie Brown Christmas Live! Join Charlie Brown, Lucy, Snoopy and all your Peanuts favorites as they learn the true meaning of Christmas live on stage! Admission varies.

Lee Brice and Randy Houser

Two country greats team up for a memorable night of music on the Clay Center stage. Over the past ten years, Lee Brice has taken the music world by storm with hits like; “Love Like Crazy,” “I Drive Your Truck,” and “I Don’t Dance.” Randy Houser burst on the scene in 2008 with hits including “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight,” “How Country Feels,” and “Boots On.” Both have also had prolific songwriting careers partnering with artists like Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Trace Adkins and Justin Moore. Ticket prices vary.

WV’s Premiere Wedding Expo

WV's Premiere Wedding Expo is going to be held at the Bridgeport Conference Center on Sunday, October 29th from noon until 4:00pm. This is the first "state focused" bridal fair, and it is our mission to feature our beautiful state as a destination for engagements, weddings and honeymoons. We will also be showcasing the best vendors the state has to offer. There will be a guest speaker from The Knot, and representatives from WV Weddings will be onsite. This bridal expo will be like none other, as there will be a Princess Parlor for our brides to be, and a Man Cave to keep the grooms to be entertained. Vendors: we are only permitting 2 businesses per classification, and we want a large variety of wedding specific vendors. Hurry and reserve your spot today. Brides: you will receive a goody bag at the door with coupons and promotional items from participating vendors plus a program book about the show. You will also have the opportunity to win some prizes. Whether you're a bride to be or a vendor, we hope you will join us on Sunday, October 29th at the Bridgeport Conference Center for WV's Premiere Wedding Expo.

Annual Shepherdstown Christmas Parade