People’s University Livestream: The Philosophy of Science

What is science and who cares? Why is science revered or rejected? What is the role of science in society’s decision-making, and in its search for equity? Find out at the kick-off to PU’s latest Livestream series covering a variety of physical science topics. The first class will be led by Mary Ellen Cassidy, whose professional background includes teaching and research in the areas of Chemistry, Statistics, Algebra, and Environmental Science. Tune in via Facebook Live on Thursday, Jan. 14 at 6:30 pm.

People's University

OI Regional Student Art Exhibition Virtual Awards Ceremony

Tune in as the Oglebay Institute announces the winners of their 32nd Annual Regional Student Art Exhibition live on Facebook. The online event will begin at 6 pm on Thursday, Jan. 14.

Each year area high school students submit hundreds of pieces that are juried for selection into this prestigious show. Students are awarded cash prizes in the categories of painting, photography, drawing and 3D. The exhibition also provides a foundation for future success with scholarships to major universities.

The exhibit is on display through February 20.

WinterFest at Oglebay

Get ready to celebrate the wonders of winter all weekend at Oglebay’s WinterFest! The fun kicks off with a Polar Bear Plunge at Schenk Lake, followed by free winter park activities including skiing, Good Zoo admission, and ice skating. On Saturday evening, enjoy a wintertime celebration that features live entertainment, prize giveaways, seasonal eats, local brews, and more! Learn more at oglebay.com/winterfest.

Winterfest

Oscar Movie Series: Forrest Gump

Beginning in January, The Strand Theatre in Moundsville will present an award-winning movie series on the third Friday of each month at 7 pm. The featured movies represent the Best Picture Academy Award winners, spanning multiple decades and diverse genres. For the first event of the series, attendees will enjoy a screening of Forrest Gump. Doors will open thirty minutes prior to showtime. Tickets will be available at the door. Learn more by visiting strandtheatrewv.com.

SoundBites: An Extraordinary Culinary Musical Experience “A Global Celebration”

The final concert of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra’s SoundBites series will take place on Sunday, Jan. 17 at 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm. The WSO has teamed up with Thomas Raymond, Executive Chef at Oglebay, to design an experience that guests will love, guiding you in a different way with music selections from around the world paired with culinary delights from each nation. The final concert of the series is a “Global Celebration” with WSO musicians taking center stage. To purchase tickets, visit wheelingsymphony.com or call 304-232-6191.

WSO

Winter Forest Luminary Walk

Celebrate the new year at Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Center with a delightful walk through the forest on Saturday, Jan. 16. The trails are the perfect setting to explore the forest by the soft glow of luminaria! After your guided walk, warm up by the campfire with complimentary hot cocoa and s’mores, and stop by the craft corner to make a keepsake winter craft. Pre-registration encouraged. Popcorn and bottled water available for sale. The cost to attend is $5 per person. Groups go out on the hour, 6 p.m. through 9 p.m. Register and learn more here.

Disc Golf 101

Get outdoors and learn something new this year! Learn the basics of the sport of disc golf at Grand Vue Park in Moundsville. The hour-long class takes place on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 2 pm and covers topics including scoring, disc diameter, and an introduction to the courses at Grand Vue. Registration is required. Call 304-845-9810 to visit grandvuepark.com to learn more.

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