Weelunk Weekender

Another beautiful spring weekend awaits all Weelunkers.  Here is this week’s playbook for “Doing Something.”


Reinvent Wheeling Clean Crawl

Friday 3-6 p.m.

Paint and Sip, Sculpt and Gulp….how about drinking and spring cleaning?  This year’s Clean Crawl will be in Centre Market as teams will complete various tasks including painting curbs, planting flowers, picking up litter, and laying mulch, to name a few. After all the hard work, you can mix and mingle with fellow Clean Crawlers at the surrounding businesses.



Third Friday with Todd Burge

Friday 7-10 p.m.

After getting things in Centre Market cleaned up, make it an evening with Parkersburg musician Todd Burge at the Artworks.

He’s got a great talent as a writer and unique view of the world; he’s invented his own art form. His songs just get better and better.”
Weeling’s own Tim O’Brien  (Singer-Songwriter, Grammy winner)
Listen to Todd here.
Friday 8 p.m.
Norman Krieger, one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation, brings the expressive drama and lyricism of Rachmaninoff’s show-stopping Piano Concerto No.3. Grammy award-winning, composer Arvo Pärt’s La Sindone opens this powerful concert with Bartok’s most popular orchestral work Concerto for Orchestra showcasing each section of the orchestra.

Watch a live performance here.



Saturday 10-2 p.m.
 The inaugural Wheeling Touch-A-Truck is a unique and interactive event that allows children to see, touch, and safely explore their favorite big trucks and heavy machinery, as well as to meet the personnel who protect, serve, and build our community. Vehicles on display will include a police car, fire trucks, an ambulance, a tractor trailer, utility trucks, military vehicles, and more. The event will be held at The Highlands Cabela’s parking area.  Admission includes face painting and activities for families provided by the Children’s Museum of Wheeling. This is a wonderful family event for kids of all ages.

Touch-A-Truck is hosted by and benefits Holy Family Child Care & Development Center located in Wheeling.

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Rock the Runway in Wheeling!

Saturday 7:30 p.m.

“Rock the Runway in Wheeling,” formerly “Fashion Rocks in Wheeling” hosted by Bob Bailey, and  “As You Like It, LLC” is rocking a new name and a new benefactor this year as the YWCA Wheeling will receive the proceeds from the event.  The runway show will still be held at the Wheeling Park and is definitely the area’s premiere themed fashion show and party.

This year’s show will be a Jungle theme. Boasting over 500 attendees, it is a fun evening that recognizes the fashion in the Valley and the mutually beneficial relationship between the local retail stores and the surrounding community.  The evening includes heavy hors d’ oeuvres, an open bar, music, and a runway show. Each year, there are 50 models, both female and male, from all walks of life and of varying ages, who rock the runway.



Creek Yakkers

Any Time the Time is Right

Check this group out if you have the urge of getting away from it all by floating down the creek.  We just found out about them and hope to profile them soon on weelunk.com.




Yard Sales and Such



Rummage Sale at St. Mark Lutheran Church (Wheeling, W.Va.) LOTS of children’s clothes and household items!

Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.


Multi-Family Yard Sale 113 Edgwood St.

Saturday 8 a.m.-1 p.m.


Victorian Old town Association sidewalk sale on the 800 to 600 blocks of North Main Street in Wheeling.

Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Happy Goat Yoga will be selling gear here in hopes of raising money for paddle boards!