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A Wonderland of EVENTS Planned

DON’T BE LATE! Oglebay Institute’s Youth Ballet Company brings the timeless classic, “Alice in Wonderland,” to life through the art of dance. Performances are set for 7 p.m. Oct. 12 and 19; and 3 and 7 p.m. Oc...

Cultural Food Tour Offers Tasty View of History

The waves of immigration that fueled Wheeling’s industrial era didn’t disappear with the factory jobs. Kibbeh. Pierogi. Schnitzel. Marinara. They’re all still here. Sometimes in restaurants and at festivals,...

Aretha’s Songs ‘Never Grow Old’

Committed to bringing some of the greatest American music to the stage in Wheeling, Music Director John Devlin opens the 90th season of the Wheeling Symphony with a tribute to the Queen of Soul on Friday, Sept....

Curtain Up! Light the Lights!

Curtain up! Light the lights! … Season 11 of Broadway at The Capitol is starting here, starting now. ... You'll be swell! You'll be great! You'll be ... “Beautiful." The musical tale of singer/songwriter Car...

EVENTS Rev Up on the River and at the Park

PADDLES UP! The Ohio River at Heritage Port will be on fire with Dragon Boat races beginning with an 8 a.m. opening ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 24. The first race begins at 8:30 a.m. with subsequent rounds th...

COLORFUL EVENTS ON TAP

PRIDE FEST The 2019 Ohio Valley Pride Festival and Pride March are set for noon to 11 p.m., May 11, at Heritage Port. Presented by Ohio Valley Pride, there will be a beer garden, drag shows, live music, foo...

EVENTS in the Ohio Valley? You Can Bet On It

OFF TO THE RACES The United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley’ presents its annual Night at the Races fundraiser from 5-10 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack. Guests are invited ...

Farm to Fork Takes Leap Through History

A property with nearly 250 years of Wheeling history hosted the Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary’s annual Farm to Fork dinner this past weekend. The McColloch Farm, named for Major Samuel McColloch who plunged his h...

EVENTS: Happy Fourth and More

HAPPY FOURTH! The Fourth of July isn’t until next Wednesday, but holiday festivities get underway this weekend. At Oglebay, there are park-wide family fun events all weekend, with the grand finale fireworks...

Hop On Over to Zoo Brew

For one night each June at the Oglebay Good Zoo, the kids go home. The strollers roll away, the little red wagons head out, and the calls for popcorn and train rides fade into the evening sunset. After regular ...

Get Some Culture … and Arts

WHERE ART THOU? 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 &...

Events Heating Up in Ohio Valley

HOT COMPETITION It’s time for the annual Wheeling Feeling Chili Cookoff set for Saturday, June 2, at Wheeling Heritage Port. There are cash prizes for the chili cooks, chili to taste, vendors, activities for...

New People’s University on World War II to Begin

World War II is the subject of the upcoming Ohio County Public Library's People’s University series, which will feature an impressive array of historians and experts. It will run in conjunction with the “We Can...

Summertime Activities Ramping Up

It’s beginning to look a lot like summer! Outdoor activities abound in the Ohio Valley with pools open, Wheeling Park’s Dive-In Movie on the big screen, road races and Memorial Day events, including a ceremony ...

Much Well-Deserved Ado About Mom

It’s Mother’s Day weekend, and there are plenty of events that cater to mom and kids! You can kick up your heels at a mother/son dance or run your toes off at a 5K. If neither of those is your cup of tea, well,...

Escape to a New Activity to Benefit YSS

Adventure awaits The waves roar as the deck heaves and rocks underfoot, and you struggle to concentrate on the puzzle before you. Your captain, the great Blackbeard, has been captured. He and his crew face t...

‘August: Osage County’ on Towngate Stage

Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre closes its 2017-18 season with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning “August: Osage County” by Tracy Letts. It will be staged for two weekends — May 11, 12 and 13 and...