EVENTS: Things to do in the Ohio Valley Weelunk Staff April 15, 2021 Volunteer Wheeling It’s time for some spring cleaning with Volunteer Wheeling! This week, the group is hosting two city cleanups and welcomes anyone who is interested in helping to join. The first cleanup will take place on Thursday, April 15 at 6 pm. Volunteers will meet at Mt. de Chantal Kroger and pick up litter around the bridge. An additional cleanup day will be held on Saturday, April 17th from 10 am – noon on 16th Street in East Wheeling. This cleanup day is being planned in conjunction with a local Americorp Volunteer who has planned this event as part of their service project. For more information, email Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about this group by visiting wheelingheritage.org/volunteer. WEBINAR: COVID-19 Help for West Virginians COVID-19 has presented many challenges for West Virginians. Legal Aid of WV and Mountain State Justice are partnering to provide information on programs to help you find the assistance you need, whether it be unemployment, healthcare, help with bills, or food. The virtual presentation will be streamed on Friday, April 16 at 12 pm via Facebook. If you cannot attend the live presentation, it will be recorded and posted on both the Legal Aid of WV and Mountain State Justice Facebook pages. Towngate Presents: The Hunchback of Notre Dame At Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre, not only can you watch live theater productions, spoken word performances, improv and concerts, you can see movies, too! On Friday, April 16 at 7:30 pm, enjoy a screening of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939). In 15th-century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her. Tickets are $7, no reservations required! Learn more about this event by visiting oionline.com. Piano Concert Featuring Dr. Gerald Lee Enjoy an afternoon of classical music with pianist Gerald Lee at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center on Sunday, April 18 at 4 pm. Lee is an acclaimed pianist and professor of piano at West Liberty University. While enjoying the concert, marvel at the stained glass windows, grand central staircase, marble floors and the majestic fireplace in the formal living room. Learn more by visiting oionline.com. Wheeling Feeling Run and Walk The Junior League of Wheeling is hosting its inaugural Wheeling Feeling Run and Walk this Saturday, April 17 at Oglebay Park’s Levenson Shelter beginning at 10 am. This fun, non-competitive 5k offers scenic views of the park, staggered start times to promote social distancing, and an opportunity to support the Junior League! After completing the course, attendees can celebrate with a socially distanced after-party with individually packed lunches and an open beer and wine bar. You can also participate virtually from your own neighborhood or treadmill. All participants will receive a t-shirt and Wheeling feeling medal. Click here to learn more and to register online. CASA Super Hero 5k Dust off your cape and head to the Highlands for CASA for Children’s Super Hero 5k. Runners and walkers of all abilities are encouraged to dress up as their favorite superheroes while competing in a fun, unique race along with the Highlands Shopping Center. The race begins at 9 am at Quaker Steak and Lube. This event is family, stroller and dog-friendly! Click here to register online. Disc Golf 101 Get down to the basics of disc golf at Grand Vue Park in Moundsville. This disc golf lesson is for beginners that want to know more about the sport. From scoring to disc diameter, you will get the education you need to get started. Disc Golf 101 will be held Saturdays from 2 – 3 pm at Grand Vue’s Yellow Course. Registration is required. Register online or by calling 304-845-9810, ext. 403. Laughaholix at Tacoholix: An Open Mic Night Tacoholix is back with an open invitation for anybody that wants to make other’s smile or smile themselves! Artists of all kinds are invited to come and share their humor through stand-up, sketches, music, or spoken word this Saturday, April 17 from 9 – 11 pm. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been doing it for years or just want to try out a few jokes for the first time. Learn more by checking out the event online. Hello McFly at Generations Hello McFly, Cleveland’s top cover duo, will perform at Generations Restaurant and Pub this Saturday, April 17 at 10 pm. Performers Grant Parker Gegorski and Nathan Henry will be bringing their unique blend of live music and comedy to the stage for an evening of free entertainment. Wildflower Walk Have you ever wondered about the names and features of the many wildflowers that brighten our area each spring? Now’s your chance to learn more at the Tenth Annual Wildflower Walk hosted by the Friends of Captina Creek. This free event begins at 10 am on Saturday, April 17 and will provide information on some of the many beautiful wildflowers that carpet Barnesville Memorial Park each year. In order to manage crowd flow and allow for social distancing, please RSVP to email@example.com with the expected number in your party and planned time of arrival. This year’s walk will feature the chance to purchase one of our beautiful spring wildflower prints. Learn more by checking out this event online. Improv with the Crazy 8s Join the Crazy 8s for a night of improvisational comedy in Wheeling. These brave performers hit the Towngate Theatre stage without a script, props or a safety net. Armed only with adrenaline and their imaginations, they make up stories on the spot that entertain and amuse. Made up of high school and college students, the Crazy 8s are brave, talented and oh, so funny! Each performance is filled with creative comedy and laughs galore. The fun begins at 8 pm on Saturday, April 17 at Towngate Theatre. Learn more and purchase tickets by visiting oionline.com. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.