People’s University: Class 3: Tectonics & Dinosaur Dispersal

Discover how the position of the continents changed over prehistory and how that impacts where dinosaurs are discovered today. There are species of dinosaur that are found on multiple continents, demonstrating how much closer the continents were at the time. People’s University is held on Thursday, August 4 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Ohio County Public Library. Learn more here

Towngate Theatre Presents “The Orphan Train”

Parcel Players, Oglebay Institute’s summer theater program, present The Orphan Train by Aurand Harris August 4-7 at Towngate Theatre. The Orphan Train tells the story of nine orphans on an “orphan train” that left New York City on May 28, 1914. The train travels to Midwestern towns in search of homes, any homes, anywhere, for the orphaned and unwanted children. Curtain is 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. A 3 p.m. matinee takes place Sunday, August 7. All tickets are $10. Purchase online or call 304-242-7700.

Party on the Circle

Get your groove on at Wharton Circle at the Highlands this Thursday, August 4 from 5 – 8 p.m. Pocket Change will entertain you as you shop and enjoy refreshments from local businesses. Learn more here.

Oglebay Institute Board Benefit

OI’s Board of Trustees invites friends and supporters of Wheeling’s leading arts and cultural organization to gather for this lavish party this Friday, August 19 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Oglebay. Attendees will enjoy gourmet food, a beer garden and an open bar in the elegant Mansion Museum and on its picturesque lawn. Funds raised enrich our community through arts, cultural, and nature experiences with Oglebay Institute. Purchase tickets at, from any board member, or call 304-242-4200.

First Friday Artist Spotlight Series Featuring Jes Reger Davis

Wheeling Heritage is back with its next First Friday Artisan Spotlight Series featuring local watercolorist and teaching artist Jes Reger Davis. At this event, attendees will paint simple and whimsy botanicals in watercolor using various techniques and brushstrokes. This is a beginner-friendly workshop that is free and open to the public, but limited to 20 participants. Reservations are required to ensure that enough supplies are available. RSVP by sending an email to or by calling 304-232-3087.

First Friday Summer Concert Series at Centre Market

Grab a bite to eat, enjoy a few drinks and some live music in Historic Centre Market! Live music will begin at 7 p.m. featuring Gage Joseph. Learn more here

Debbie Green Race Weekend

Benwood resident Debbie Green was just 7 years old when she was diagnosed with leukemia in 1970. For two long years, she battled the disease with courage and determination. Today, Debbie’s memory lives on through this wonderful event that has raised over $1 million to children who face leukemia. Register for the Debbie Green 5k, Green Mile, or Debbie’s Dash online at

Russell Nesbitt Services Annual Steak Fry

Support Russel Nesbitt Services at their annual steak fry this Friday, August 5 from 6-11 p.m. at Wheeling Park Memorial Ice Skating Rink. Live entertainment will be provided by Twice as Nice, and guests will enjoy a delicious meal of steak, baked potato, and salad. Learn more here.

Par 3 Night Golf

Experience nightlife on the links as you golf under the stars during Oglebay’s Par 3 Night Golf! Admission is $10 per golfer, with night balls available for purchase at the golf shop. Learn more here

Poolin’ Around Late

Enjoy some fun at Crispin Center outdoor pool with extended hours, discounted admission, live entertainment and pool games this Friday, August 5 from 6 – 8 p.m. Learn more here

Fire Pit Fridays

Gather around the fire pit at Route 88 BBQ & Brew Friday nights from 6 – 9 p.m. for an evening complete with free live entertainment and delicious smoked BBQ. This week’s performance features Buck Porter. Learn more about live music at Oglebay here

FunFest Fridays at Wheeling Park

Wheeling Park is the place to celebrate this summer every Friday from 6 – 9 p.m. Get ready for a live concert featuring Steel Casa plus a beer garden, food trucks, an inflatable fun zone, face painting, and much more. But the party doesn’t stop there. The celebration continues all summer long with live entertainment, local vendors, food trucks, games, and much more every Friday night from 6 – 9 p.m. Learn more here

Disc Golf 101

Learn the basics of Disc Golf at Grand Vue Park this Saturday, August 6 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. From disc grip to scoring, the folks at Grand Vue will help educate you! You will also learn more about the disc golf courses available to use at the park. Registration is required. Learn more here

Explore Historic Mt. Pleasant

Visit 8 Historic buildings, including the c. 1814 Ohio Yearly Meeting House, two general stores a working tin shop and more at the Annual Historic Tour of Mt. Pleasant. Mt. Pleasant, Ohio is a National Historic Underground Railroad Landmark District located in East Central Ohio, southwestern Jefferson Co. at the junction of 647 and SR 150 from US 250 or by way of Dillonvale. Learn more here

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