EVENTS: Things to do in the Ohio Valley Weelunk Staff June 17, 2021 Buckets and Brews Enjoy a laid-back atmosphere, crisp beer, great BBQ and whack some golf balls as hard as you can with Generation Wheeling! Buckets and Brews will take place on Thursday, June 17 at the Oglebay Park Driving Range beginning at 6 p.m. No experience is necessary. If you know how to have a good time that is all that is required! Come alone or bring friends, everyone is welcome! Learn more here. Centre Market Free Yoga Flow Join the OVPY staff for an all-levels 60-minute community flow class in Wheeling’s Historic Centre Market this summer. All classes are structured to accommodate any practice level from beginner to advanced. The first class is set for this Friday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m., additional classes are planned for July 16, August 6 and August 20. The classes will be held on the south end of Market Street in front of the stage set up for First Fridays. Attendees as asked to bring any equipment desired for their practice, such as a yoga mat, towel, blocks, water. Stick around after class for live music and a drink with your fellow yogis! Learn more at ovpoweryoga.com. Centre Market Summer Concert Series Come out and enjoy free summer concerts every other Friday in Centre Market! Enjoy the sounds of the 80s 90s and 00s hits by Seven South on Friday, June 18 from 8 – 10 p.m. at Centre Market! Sponsored by Main Street Bank. Peoples University Livestream Bugs & People: Class 4 The latest class in the Peoples University Livestream will take place Thursday, June 17 at 6:30 p.m., streamed from the People’s University Facebook page. This class will provide a colorful overview of beetles, one of the largest and most diverse group of animals on earth. The lecture will cover their distinctive physical features, biology, and natural history, then explore the diversity of beetles in light of their coevolution with plants and other organisms. The discussion will be led by Arthur V. Evans, D.Sc., Adjunct Assistant Professor of Biology, Randolph-Macon College, Ashland, VA. Vacant Storefront Window Workshop Help beautify our downtown storefronts by attending a vacant storefront window workshop on Friday, June 18 at 8:30 a.m. This interactive workshop will include a presentation about merchandising and design of downtown storefront windows, with site visits and brainstorming to follow. The workshop will be held at Wheeling Heritage, located on the second floor of the Wheeling Artisan Center. Learn more by visiting wheelingheritage.org. Schenk Lake Up Late There are so many options for live music in Wheeling! Head to Oglebay’s Schenk Lake on Thursdays from 7 – 9 p.m. from June 3 – Aug. 26 to enjoy live music and extended lake activity hours. Learn more and check out the full lineup by visiting oglebay.com. Mutts and a Movie Night The City of Wheeling will host “Mutts and A Movie Night” at 9:30 p.m., Friday, June 18 at Heritage Port. The public is invited to bring their canine companions for the screening of A Dog’s Purpose starring Dennis Quaid. Pets must be on a leash and all city ordinances must be adhered to by those attending. Typically, pets are not permitted in the seating area at Heritage Port, but an exception will be made for this event. To view the full summer schedule of the City-sponsored events visit www.wheelingwv.gov/summerevents. 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 performer is Jim Berze. Learn more and check out the full lineup by visiting oglebay.com. Flashback Fridays at Wheeling Park The Ron Retzer Trio will be playing class rock hits at the Wheeling Park Amphitheatre this Friday, June 4 at 7 p.m. To celebrate the park’s 95th year, there will also be a beer garden, food truck and fun for the kids starting at 5 p.m. Learn more and check out the full lineup by visiting oglebay.com. Juneteenth Celebration Wheeling’s Juneteenth celebration will be held on Saturday, June 19 to honor and celebrate African American history, music, faith, family, and freedom. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a short ceremony at the north end of Market Plaza. The location is of significance as the space was once a slave auction block. Music and entertainment will follow at Wheeling Heritage Port. Learn more about this and other local Juneteenth by checking out our latest article! READ MORE: Celebrate Juneteenth Across the Ohio Valley Kite Festival at GrandVue Park Fly a kite this weekend at Grand Vue Park’s Kite Festival on June 18 and 19 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Kids can enjoy a kite-building workshop and see large show kites in action! There will also be a DJ, giant pinwheels, windsocks, and other displays. Contact Kelly McGill for more information at 304-488-7460 or mail at email@example.com. Learn more here. Patio Party Enjoy live music outdoors on the Lakeview Patio at Oglebay’s Wilson Lodge on Saturday, June 19 from 7 – 10 p.m. This week’s performer is Stevie Lynn. In the event of inclement weather, this event will be moved to Hickman Lounge inside Wilson Lodge. Learn more at oglebay.com. West Virginia Day Concert Celebrate West Virginia’s 158th birthday with a bluegrass performance by the Open Highway Bluegrass Band. This free event will be held at the Cockayne Farmstead on Saturday, June 19 at 7 p.m. There will be a food tent with water and soft drinks on-site, with all proceeds benefitting the Farmstead. Bring your own lawn chair and get ready for some great, toe-tapping music! Learn more at cockaynefarmstead.com. Sunday Funday Concert Head to Oglebay’s Anne Kuchinka Amphitheater for an evening of family fun and live entertainment every Sunday evening through Labor Day! The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. with concessions, food trucks, an ice cream sundae bar, and kids activities in the formal gardens. Live music by Hoard and Jones will begin at 7 p.m. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be relocated to Glessner Auditorium in Wilson Lodge. Learn more and check out the full lineup by visiting oglebay.com. 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