Get Some Culture … and Arts


Visual arts, theater, dance, literature, culinary demos, historical arts, and lots and lots of musical entertainment will liven up the Wheeling Heritage Port when the 2018 Wheeling Arts & Culture Fest gets underway Friday, June 15. The Arts Fest and the Upper Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival have combined efforts to bring comprehensive arts and culture programming to the festival. The festival will be held from 2-10 p.m. on Friday, June 15, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 16.


Stride piano player Tom Roberts, joined by Mary Beth Malek on clarinet, brings his celebrated “Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show” to Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 16. Roberts’ “Charlie Chaplin Silent Picture Show” is a showcase of scores for films, which Chaplin did not originally compose himself. In the spirit of Chaplin and his incredible legacy, audience members will listen to Robert’s original arrangements performed live against Chaplin’s films showing on the Towngate big screen, creating an unmatched, magical experience. $10. 304-242-7700;


The Brooke Hills Playhouse second play of the season, Ken Ludwig’s comedy, “A Fox on the Fairway,” will be presented at 8 p.m. June 15-16 and June 22-23, and at 2 p.m. June 17 and 24. “A Fox on the Fairway” is Ludwig’s farcical look at the sillier side of golf, in which the stuffy members of the Quail Valley Golf and Country Club go to the club’s Tap Room for a tale of mistaken identities, slamming doors and over-the-top romantic hijinks. Cast includes: Walt Warren, Connie J. Wendel, Michelle Ross, Dan Harry, Doug Gouldsberry and Destiny Walsh. of Wellsburg will portray Louise Heindbedder, Justin’s highly emotional fiancée, a waitress at the club. 304-737-3344

Cast members, from left, Destiny Walsh, Doug Gouldsberry, Walt Warren and Michelle Ross rehearse for the Brooke Hills Playhouse’s production of Ken Ludwig’s “A Fox on the Fairway,” a comedy about the country club set.


The Eckhart House is hosting a Father’s Day tea luncheon at noon, Saturday, June 16. Enjoy freshly prepared tea sandwiches, seasonal fruit, scones with sweet cream and jam, confections and gourmet tea selections. 304-232-5439;

Celebrate Father’s Day with Spider-Man and Iron Man + Dad/Kid Craft and “Daddy & Me” pictures with Erin Yaeger Photography, all at the Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley, 1000 Main St., Wheeling. The event is set for 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 17. 304-214-5437;

Lace up your sneakers or the Father’s Day 5K Run/Walk at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, at Oglebay. Race day registration begins at 9 a.m. at the main entrance of Oglebay Good Zoo. The race will begin and end in the upper parking lot of the Good Zoo. The race course will consist of the Susan Wheeler and Arboretum Trails that weave throughout the park. This hard-surface course is stroller friendly. Dogs are encouraged to participate but must remain on a leash at all times. Prizes will be awarded, and light refreshments will be provided for all participants. Registration fee is $20 per person. Participants may register at 9 a.m. on race day at the Good Zoo main entrance or online. Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. Thursday, June 14.


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Part race, part scavenger hunt, Challenge Wheeling is an interactive adventure that navigates participants through Wheeling to solve clues, complete challenges and enjoy the sites. It also raises money for Youth Services System Inc. Challenge Wheeling is set for Saturday, June 16. Pick up your clues at race headquarters, River City Restaurant, and the cannon will start you off with a bang at 10 a.m. To register and for more information, visit Online registration closes on Thursday, June 14.


The Strand Theatre in Moundsville will welcome The Raleigh Ringers, an internationally acclaimed concert handbell choir, to the stage at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16. The Strand is located at 811 Fifth St., Moundsville. 304-639-7967;


  • Steel Cassa (island tunes), Toe Tappin’ Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, Wheeling Park Amphitheater, Wheeling. 304-234-3838
  • Beatlemania Magic (Beatles tribute), St. Clairsville Summer Concert Series, 7-9 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, Central Park Complex, St. Clairsville. 740-695-2037.
  • Joseph Sisters (country), Wheeling Waterfront Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, Heritage Port, Wheeling.


Skyflight Productions presents an evening with the bluegrass band Man About a Horse on Friday, June 15, at the Albert S. George Youth Center at Barnesville Memorial Park in Barnesville. This quintet is known for its vocal harmonies, up-tempo, high-energy sets and its rock-solid, authentic songwriting. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; show at 8 p.m. $12. 423-276-2653; Skyflight Productions on Facebook.



Good Mansion Wines staff faves will be featured at the wine tasting at 6 p.m. Friday, June 15. Each staff member will share one favorite to share. Served with cheeses and baguettes. $15 at the door, no reservations needed.


Free Summer Drive-In Movies continue Friday, June 15, with “Say Anything.” Grab a parking spot in front of the Wheeling Park White Palace at dusk for an old-fashioned drive-in experience. 304-243-4085.

Float with a flick at the Wheeling Park pool for the Summer Dive-In Movie Saturday, June 16, “Monsters Inc.” Admission for kids (ages 4-12), $6.25; and for adults, $7.25, however, the movie is free with cost of pool admission. Movie also can be enjoyed free of charge from the upper level of the Stone building. 304-243-4085


The Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library will host a special event at 6 p.m. Monday, June 18, when JoAnn Peterson, of Kingwood, W.Va., presents “A Mother’s Heart Divided: A West Virginia Civil War Story,” about Maisie Twigg, a woman living in the new state of West Virginia, whose husband is fighting for the Union and whose son has joined the Confederate forces. The poignant story is intertwined with 19 songs from the Civil War era. JoAnn Peterson will be accompanied by her husband Tom Peterson on guitar. The library is located at the corner of FIfth Street and Tomlinson in Moundsville; 304-845-6911.


Author Jack Lewis will offer a detailed glimpse into a portion of Civil War history largely unknown at Lunch With Books, at noon on Tuesday, June 19, at the Ohio County Public Library. His book, “Storm Coming,” is a luminous story of a young man’s coming of age and the birth of a new state out of the storms of war. Lewis has had successive careers as a U.S. Coast Guard officer, marine engineer, corporate CEO, software developer, horse breeder/trainer, textbook author and, late in life, a registered nurse, volunteer paramedic and washtub bass player in an old-time string band. Lunch With Books programs are free and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring a bag lunch, and complimentary beverages are provided. 304-232-0244;