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 to wear? Go to the Sip & Shop from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the YWCA, 1100 Chapline St., Wheeling. Ticket includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Proceeds benefit the YWCA Boutique.

With the Easter Bunny, from left, are Linnea Dwyer; Violet Dwyer;
and Good Zoo Director Dr. Joe Greathouse holding Twix the rabbit.

Treasure Hunt

The Easter Bunny will be hopping over to the Good Zoo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, for the annual Good Zoo Treasure Hunt! Each participating child will receive a treasure map and an Easter bucket to hold their treasures. Following the treat hunt, each child will have the opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny.  Guests may register for the Friday event by visiting, or the Saturday event by visiting For more information, contact the Good Zoo Office at 304-243-4100.

Good Friday at Good Mansion

Good Mansion’s annual wine tasting for lamb and ham pairings is back, 6 p.m., Friday, March 30. Try Rhone Valley reds, Bordeaux, Australian Shiraz and Italian reds for lamb; and Mosel Valley and Alsatian Rieslings and Pinot Gris for ham.  $15 at the door, no reservations needed.

Easter Tea Luncheon

The Eckhart House, 810 Main St. is hosting an Easter Tea Luncheon at noon, Saturday, March Scones, mini croissant sandwiches, tea cakes and gourmet tea are some of the offerings. $20 per person. Call 304-232-5439 for reservations.

Face the Music

The final performance of the YWCA event, Face the Music, is set for 8 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Towngate Theatre. Finalists that made it to this round are: Olivia Huval & Hailey Lewis; Amelia Cianelli & Harmonie Jackson; and Shaquille McCamick & Gino Mehl. Admission is $10.

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Bunny Trot

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 participate is $20 per person. Guests may register in advance online at until 11:59 p.m., Thursday, March 29. Race day registration will open at 8 a.m. at the main entrance of the Good Zoo.


“American Idol” Finalist

Skyflight Productions presents an evening with Halo Circus featuring Allison Iraheta at 8 p.m. Monday, April 2, at The Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville. Allison Iraheta placed fourth overall in season eight of “American Idol” and was the top placing female in the competition. Halo Circus, a Los Angeles-based electronic duo, features star singer Iraheta and producer Matthew Hager. Formerly a four-piece rock band, Halo Circus has returned as a compelling synth-pop duo, with a sparkling new album, “Robots and Wranglers.” Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. More information can be found at Skyflight Productions on Facebook or by calling 423-276-2653.

WSO on the GO

The Wheeling Symphony’s percussion ensemble is on the go, all the way to the Lincoln Theater in New Martinsville. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5. The WSO on the Go ensemble features musicians Andrew Ferdig, Brad Bailey, Alex Mendoza and is led by WSO musician, Eliseo Rael. The concert will include the virtuosic showstopper “Stubernic” by Mark Ford, the beautiful chorale “Lux Aurumque” by Eric Whitacre and Alex Stopa’s character pieces “Three Scenes from the Desert.” It will also feature selected works by Prokofiev, Khachaturian and Debussy.

Hippie Homesteaders

It’s the 1960s when the Vietnam War is raging and protests are erupting. In many places, young people are dropping out of society, leaving their urban homes to find a safe place to live on their own terms, grow their own food and avoid the war they hate. West Virginia became a haven for thousands of these homesteaders, without whom there may have been no Tamarack, the first statewide collection of fine arts and handcrafts in the nation, and no Mountain Stage on National Public Radio. Carter Taylor Seaton’s “Hippie Homesteaders” tells the story of this movement from the viewpoint of 40 artisans and musicians who came to the state. Seaton will speak at Lunch With Books at noon Tuesday, April 3, at the Ohio County Public Library. 304-232-0244;