Local Events: The Best Ways to Start Your Autumn in Wheeling Weelunk Staff September 24, 2020 Drive-In Movies are Back Wheeling Park is hosting a fun, socially-distanced night out at the movies! In partnership with West Virginia Northern Community College, Wheeling Park’s free drive-in movie is set for Friday, Sept. 25 at dusk. Visitors are invited to grab a parking spot in front of the Wheeling Park White Palace to enjoy a free, family-friendly film from the comfort and safety of their own vehicle. Stay tuned to the Wheeling Park Facebook page for a drive-in movie guessing game, where you’ll be challenged to guess which movie we’ll be showing. Our recent article (below) talks about the resurgence of drive-in movies and their history in the Ohio Valley: Bygone Comebacks: Drive-In Movies Parents’ Night Out Parents are encouraged to treat themselves to a night out while the kids spend the evening exploring the new Highlands Sports Complex. On Friday, Sept. 25 kids ages 5-12 will have the chance to experience a variety of supervised activities on the courts and fields, at the arcade and on the climbing walls. Parents’ Night out begins at 6 p.m., with drop off’s starting at 5:30 p.m. Children must be picked up by 10 p.m. The cost is $40 per child. Visit highlandssports.com to register and for more information. Expand Your Universe Explore the solar and lunar skies at a special astronomy event at Speidel Observatory in Oglebay Park this Saturday, Sept. 26. From 1-4 p.m., tour the facility, try your eye at “solar observing,” see a meteorite display, and participate in space science activities. After dark, observe planets through telescopes and learn about the constellations from 8-11 p.m. (weather permitting). In addition to the first-quarter Moon, Jupiter and Saturn will be high in the sky together that night, and Mars will rise later in the evening, so it should be a great night for planet viewing! Subscribe to Weelunk For more information, visit oionline.com. Kick-off Pumpkin Spice Season Head to Tacoholix to get your pumpkin fix while supporting local. Tacoholix will host a Pumpkin Spice Pop-Up with Colleen from Colleen’s Crafty Creations on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. Enjoy Colleen’s “kinda-famous” pumpkin rolls and check out her new fall and pumpkin spice body care creations, including a soap made with Brew Keepers Oktoberfest beer. Tacoholix will also be pouring two new pumpkin beers during the event – Dogfish Head Punkin Ale and Shipyard Pumpkinhead. Support Diversity Through the end of September, you can help Lift Up OV and the Underground Railroad Museum collect books that celebrate diversity and embrace our differences, culture and empathy. The donated books will be dispersed among local libraries and schools throughout the Ohio Valley in October. Popular books being donated include I Am Human: A Book on Empathy by Susan Verde, One Big Heart: A Celebration of Being More Alike Than Different by Linsey Davis, and I Promise by LeBron James. Books can be dropped of at the Underground Railroad Museum (121 High St., Flushing, OH) and Lancione, Lloyd & Hoffman (151 W. Main St., St. Clairsville, OH). The group has also put together an Amazon wish list for those interested in contributing online. Follow Lift Up OV on Facebook for more information or to inquire about alternative drop-off arrangements. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment.