Weelunk Weekender

Hey Weelunkers, Wheeling is hot this weekend — in temperature, in what’s going on, and in celebrating our mothers, of course :).  We hope to see you out and about attending the many events the Friendly City has to offer.

And yes we consider yard / garage sales as “hot events.”  See below for more info.


Oglebay Institute Presents: Beer Tasting and Comedy

Friday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Stifel Fine Arts Center will be the place to be Friday night to have a combo not touched even by peanut butter and jelly: Beer and Laughter.  Sample five craft-brewed beers from the innovative DuClaw Brewing Co. while enjoying the standup comedy of Dan Long. The event includes heavy hors d’oeuvres paired with each beer.



National Train Day — the Toy and Train Museum

Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Pack the car with the young and the young at heart and head to the Grove and celebrate National Train Day.  Enjoy a large scale train layout on Special Display right on their lawn.



Mother’s Day Glassmaking Workshops

Saturday 10:30 a.m. -4 p.m.

Give a nod to mom and to Wheeling industrial history by creating one-of-a-kind pieces of art glass with mothers, grandmothers, daughters, aunts,  and friends at Oglebay’s Glass Museum Studio.   And then — voila! — you have your Mother’s Day present in hand.



The Two Bridges over River City “Appalachian Soul” release w/ Adrian Niles

Saturday 10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Do you remember the Trainjumpers? Here’s the new form with some great new additions: Two Bridges.  We love their description of Saturday’s event:

Wheeling’s rowdy soul brothers release their debut album “Appalachian Soul” with a big throwdown party at River City in downtown Wheeling. The bad man himself, Adrian Niles, is going to be opening the show. Don’t miss it!


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Artworks Around Town: Feature Artist Bob Sako

All Weekend

Where else can you park your car, grab a triple IPA at Wheeling Brewing Company, a fish sandwich at Coleman’s, and check out Robert Sako, an award-winning artist in acrylic, photography, digital imagery, and drawing.  But with his pastels, (featured this month), he has stuck to natural subjects and organic objects such as fruit, vegetables, and landscapes. His landscapes are almost dream-like with soft subtle highlights. There is a school of pastel painting which creates almost identical landscapes.



Yard Sales and Such



The Community Foundation of Lansing, Ohio, Rummage Sale

Thursday 5-9 p.m.

Friday 9-2 p.m.


Multi-Family Garage Sale – 1105 National Road, Wheeling
Saturday 8 a.m.

Lots of toys • Girls clothes sizes 4-8 • Boys clothes 8-12 • Men’s & Women’s clothes • Shoes • Household items!

Dimmeydale Community Association Yard Sale

Dimmeydale Neighborhood, Wheeling

8-2 p.m.

Read a Weelunker’s take on Dimmeydale here.