Happenings

Much Well-Deserved Ado About Mom

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and there are plenty of events that cater to mom and kids! You can kick up your heels at a mother/son dance or run your toes off at a 5K. If neither of those is your cup of tea, well,...

Escape to a New Activity to Benefit YSS

Adventure awaits The waves roar as the deck heaves and rocks underfoot, and you struggle to concentrate on the puzzle before you. Your captain, the great Blackbeard, has been captured. He and his crew face t...

‘August: Osage County’ on Towngate Stage

Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre closes its 2017-18 season with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts. It will be staged for two weekends — May 11, 12 and 13 and...

Six Students Selected for Honors Music Recital

West Liberty University’s Division of Music will hold its annual Honors Recital, at 3 p.m., Sunday, May 6, in Elbin Auditorium, College Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. “The annual Honors Re...

Cinco de Derby! Multi-Themed Weekend on Tap

From sombreros to starships to derby hats, those looking for unique opportunities for fun in Wheeling have a wealth of options to choose from in the first weekend of May … or they can do it all! May 5 this y...

Dance, Dance Dance to the Second Chance

Let’s try again Second chances in life are all too rare. How often is a person given the chance to revisit a certain period of their life and try again? What could be done differently? How could the experien...

Park Players ‘On the Town’

Experience a classic Broadway production when the Park Players of Wheeling Park High School present the spring musical, On the Town, Friday, May 4, through Sunday, May 6, at the J.B. Chambers Performing Arts Ce...

Summer FEST to Benefit Homeless Teens

One in 30 adolescents, aged 13-17, experiences one form of homelessness unaccompanied by a parent or guardian over a course of a year. That fact, from a new study from Chapin Hall, a research center at the U...

Woodsdale Turns Lemons Into Lemonade Into Cash

It was a sunny Saturday in April when Woodsdale Elementary School parents, students and staff raised $4,300 in an age-old method: the lemonade stand. That's a lot of lemons. On April 21, 20 stands stretch...

Soul Music Comes to Pat’s Down on Main Street

Pat’s Down on Main Street is continuing its Sundae series with ezra & the reletivs along with special guests Poetic Peth and Buffalo Rose. This free show runs from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, April 29. ezra & t...

Two Chances to Enjoy WLU Choirs

Springtime brings two chances to enjoy beautiful music as West Liberty University’s College of Arts and Communications presents choral concerts for the public to enjoy. The first concert, Let Music Fill the ...

Cartwright to Star In Unique Show

It was the very first time he saw glow sticks, and Lionel Cartwright will never forget the moment. For good reason. “It was that first night when I was hired to be a member of the staff band for Jamboree ...

Got Wanderlust?

"Wanderlust" — a strong desire to explore. Wanderlust Snowshoe offers the means to explore ourselves. It’s “life changing,” said Joelle Connors. It gave Lindsay Schooler, a yoga instructor, “so many tools to...

Celebrate Earth Day Weekend With Oglebay Institute

Celebrate Earth Day weekend with naturalists from Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, by participating in a series of events set for Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, (Earth Day...

Gracie Curran at BluesDays

Gracie Curran will bring her “jaw-dropping” blues and soul to River City Restaurant at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17. “One of the hardest working blues artists on the circuit, Gracie’s bare feet should have ca...

Enter Weelunk’s Haiku Contest

Try your hand at writing a haiku inspired by Wheeling’s waterfront, and one winner will join West Virginia’s poet laureate, Marc Harshman, for lunch! A haiku is a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three phra...

Lounge Lizards Duel in New Mystery Theatre Show

Dueling lounge lizards, a love-conflicted exotic dancer, a down-and-out club owner and a strange Austrian body-builder populate Mystery Theatre Unlimited’s all-new murder mystery, “Murder at the Kit Kat Klub,” ...

WJU Students to Perform ‘Pippin’

An ensemble cast of Wheeling Jesuit students will take to the stage inside the university’s Troy Theater this April to perform the musical “Pippin.” Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in...

Spaghetti Dinner Is About Service

Smothered in homemade spaghetti sauce and garnished with sausages or meatballs or both, the noodles that will be devoured at Catholic Charities’ 18th Street Neighborhood Center this weekend serve as symbols of ...

Musical Hits the High Seas at John Marshall

A shining example of classic musical theater, "Anything Goes" opens Friday, April 13, and runs through Sunday, April 15, in the Center for Performing Arts at John Marshall High School. With epic tap dancing,...

In the Key of Nate

EDITOR'S NOTE: Sprinkled throughout this story are pieces composed by Nate Strasser when he was in kindergarten through second grade. The full album, "Nate at Eight," can be found at the end of the story. Na...

Time for Antiques … and Lots More

Antiques, cats, art openings, films and more are on the upcoming agenda in the Ohio Valley, so don’t let a little April snow keep you home. CALLING ALL ANTIQUE LOVERS! The state’s largest antiques show is...

Ashley Is the Cat’s Meow

Charlie crawled through the frigid rain, one step at a time. His bones ached; his backside throbbed. He hadn’t eaten in days, and he could barely make it up the porch stairs. The world around him felt enormous ...

‘Make Wheeling Shine’ Event Set for April 7

The City of Wheeling is partnering with Williams Lea Tag to “Make Wheeling Shine” on Saturday, April 7. The cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. on Wheeling Creek, launching at Patterson Recreation Complex on Sycamore ...

Film Documents Relationship Between Art and Gardens

Long considered spaces for expressing color, light and atmosphere, the garden has occupied the creative minds of some of the world’s greatest artists. The film “Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse” exp...

Don’t Let All This Fun Hop on By!

It's time to Face the Music, run a 5K, sip & shop, sip some tea, sip some wine, hear an “American Idol” finalist … or just wait for the Easter Bunny to deliver some chocolate. Sip & Shop Nothing t...

Antiques Show and Sale Returns to Oglebay

Wilson Lodge in Oglebay will be transformed into an antiques marketplace Friday, April 6, through Sunday, April 8, as Oglebay Institute presents its 64th  annual Antiques Show and Sale. This annual event is ...

Nuts and Bolts of Frankenstein To Be Discussed

West Liberty University’s College of Liberal Arts is celebrating the birth of “Frankenstein” (the novel) throughout 2018, beginning with an interdisciplinary symposium from 10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, April 3. ...

Oglebay to Host Bunny Trot, 5K Fun Run/Walk

Lace up your sneakers and hop over to the Bunny Trot 5k Fun Run/Walk, slated for 9 a.m., Saturday, March 31, at Oglebay. The race will begin and end in the upper parking lot of the Good Zoo. The cost to part...

Spring Events Have Sprung

Spring has sprung — believe it or not! While the temperatures are still on the chilly side, we can expect lots of sunshine for the next few days, so there’s no excuse not to explore the upcoming events! S...

Glass Castles, Demons and Jeannette Walls

“Magical.” In a word, that’s what Jeannette Walls calls her childhood. Surprised? If you have read her memoir, “The Glass Castle,” or have seen the movie based on the book, you might be. Walls will spe...

Going O’Green This Weekend?

Top of the mornin’ to all you Weelunkers! It’s St. Paddy’s Day weekend, and the calendar is packed with things to do — both St. Pat’s Day-related and otherwise. Let's hope you're not too "knackered” (exhausted)...

Perils of War Real for Women, Too

They come home, too, except for, of course, more than 500 of the 280,000 women who have been deployed to war zones and killed in action over the past 17 years. They are medics, nurses, pilots, judge advocate...

East Meets West, Music Meets Storytelling

Music and storytelling — simply put — the foundation of humanities that extends beyond cultural barriers and told many different ways. The Wheeling Symphony will present a free festival celebration that examine...
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