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Events for December 2014

  • Winterfest

    November 24, 2014 to January 01, 2015 — Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Jackson

    A festive month at Cedar Lakes features holiday concerts, craft classes, gift show and a dinner theater all in the atmosphere of more than one-half million lights (6-9 p.m. nightly). Horse-drawn wagon rides are available on Friday and Saturday evenings. Call 304-372-7860 for information.

  • Art Exhibit in The Chuck Mathena Center

    December 01, 2014 to January 08, 2015 — Princeton, Mercer

    Art Exhibit in The Chuck Mathena Center Rotunda featuring works by Rita Montrosse, Gary Bowling and Richard Shrewsbury. December 1 – January 8. Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 9-5pm. Free to the public. The Chuck Mathena Center is located at 2 Stafford Commons, Princeton, WV 24740. Call 304 425-5128 or www.chuckmathenacenter.org

  • Capitol_building_def_sq Joyful Night

    December 02, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin invites everyone to Joyful Night, the Christmas tree lighting December 2 at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston.

    5:30pm musical prelude on the North Plaza

    6-8pm Tree lighting and musical events

  • A Civil War Christmas in Shepherdstown weekend

    December 04, 2014 to December 07, 2014 — Shepherdstown, Jefferson

    A Civil War Christmas in Shepherdstown weekend, December 4-7

    Presented by the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War, the Shepherd Foundation, and the History Department of Shepherd University

    Both the Union encampment in front of McMurran and the CSA camp in front of Trinity’s chapel across from the GTM Center will welcome visitors and their questions anytime on Friday evening, throughout Saturday, and early Sunday morning as they strike their camps. They will discuss the everyday lives of soldiers, their equipment, their food, etc.

    Public history students will be on the streets, in restaurants and shops, and stationed in the GTM Center. Among the characters they will present are common soldiers from both the North and the South, a nurse, housewives and young single women, and workers of Shepherdstown. The students will actively engage with the public while staying firmly in the 19th century.

    Shepherdstown restaurants and bars will offer special menus and or drinks, inspired by The George Tyler Moore Center’s Civil War Christmas. Those places with special menu offerings will have a GTM Center notice in their window.

    The students are also writing scholarly papers on a wide variety of subjects which will be available for public viewing at the GTM Center.

    Christmas ornaments, toys and games, and musket forms will be for sale at the GTM Center.

    Public history students will conduct tours of the GTM Center with an emphasis on the history of the building, the history of the GTM Center, and the work of the Center in the past and today.

    See http://www.christmasinshepherdstown.com/schedule.html for full schedule of events.

  • 20121207openhouse_054_sq West Virginia Humanities Council Holiday Open House

    December 05, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha WVHC Event

    On Friday, December 5, the West Virginia Humanities Council will host an open house at its headquarters in the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House. From 4-6PM, enjoy light refreshments and see one of Charleston’s few antebellum homes. Built in 1836, this old house has served as the Council’s headquarters since 2000.The MacFarland-Hubbard House is located at 1310 Kanawha Blvd. E. in Charleston.

  • West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Home for the Holidays

    December 05, 2014 to December 06, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Home for the Holidays

    December 5 & 6, 2014 at the Clay Center in Charleston

    Hear your favorite holiday music complete with special touches and unique arrangements only Maestro Cooper and the WVSO can provide. Always a favorite, Home for the Holidays is an unforgettable celebration of the season. Tickets sell out fast for this annual favorite!

    GUESTS:

    • Mariel van Dalsum, soprano
    • West Virginia Symphony Chorus
    • Appalachian Children’s Chorus
    • West Virginia State University Choir
    • Parkersburg Symphony Chorus

    http://www.wvsymphony.org/concerts-and-tickets/pops-series/227-home-for-the-holidays

  • Capt. Flagg’s US Quartermaster City: Prospects of Peace

    December 06, 2014 to December 07, 2014 — Harpers Ferry, Jefferson

    December 6, 7 | 11am to 5pm | Lower Town

    Join over 175 living history volunteers as they help present park visitors with a unique window into the magnitude and scope of Captain Flagg’s 1864 US Quartermaster city.

    http://www.harpersferryhistory.org/events.html

  • Seasons of Light at Shepherd University

    December 07, 2014 — Shepherdstown, Jefferson

    Let the holiday spirit shine with Seasons of Light, the Annual Holiday Gala evening concert on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and a family matinee performance on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. in the Frank Center Theater on the campus of Shepherd University.

    This warm, inspiring, and humorous holiday musical tradition at Shepherd University weaves stories and poetry about light in a season of reflection throughout history and culture with a rich tapestry of musical offerings. The Seasons of Light Holiday Gala will feature performances by the Shepherd University Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Scott Hippensteel, the Shepherd Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Kurtis Adams, and under the direction of Dr. Erik Jones with narration by Dr. Rob Tudor, the Chamber Singers, Camerata Singers, Men’s Choir, and Concert Choir,.

    The Sunday matinee will be a special treat for children and their families. In addition to the concert performance, there will be a Sing-along led by Shepherd Music Department chair Dr. Rob Tudor, an Instrument “Petting Zoo” for all ages hosted by Shepherd University music fraternities Eta Tau Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota and Xi Epsilon Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, and a special guest appearance by Santa Claus!

    General admission for the Saturday evening Holiday Gala concert is $20; $18 for faculty, staff, seniors 55+ and military; $10 for age 18 and under; and free for Shepherd students with Rambler ID. Special pricing for the Sunday matinee is $15 general admission; $10 for faculty, staff, seniors 55+ and military; $5 for age 18 and under; and free for Shepherd students with Rambler ID. For the Sunday matinée, children age 5 and under accompanied by an adult are FREE. Seating is limited and all concertgoers must obtain a ticket. Advance tickets are available at www.sufom.org or (304) 876-5765 until 3:00 p.m.Dec.5.

  • Joy to the World

    December 11, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Now in its 22nd year, Joy to the World is an annual live performance holiday jazz program hosted by pianist Bob Thompson and produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting. In addition to a distinguished solo career as the leader of the Charleston-based Bob Thompson Unit, Thompson has also been a member of the Mountain Stage band since 1991.

    Singer Mollie O’Brien, a native of Wheeling, WV, was exposed to music of every stripe, from performances by the Wheeling Symphony to concerts by Count Basie, Ray Charles, and the Beatles. She listened to singers — Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins, Bonnie Raitt and Dinah Washington, Streisand, Sinatra, and Betty Carter — and took voice lessons. Later, with her brother, Tim, she performed in church and at coffeehouses. There have been any number of collaborations, most notably the Grammy-winning True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe (Sugar Hill) with a stellar bunch of bluegrass greats. For the past few years, Mollie has worked with Garrison Keillor and Robin & Linda Williams as the Hopeful Gospel Quartet, with her own five-piece band, and as a duo with husband Rich Moore. She’s been a frequent guest on Mountain Stage since 1985.

    *Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. Culture Center Theater in Charleston. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, if available. All seats are General Admission. Call (800) 594-TIXX (8499), visit Taylor Books at 226 Capitol Street in Charleston, or go online.

    *Dec. 12 at 8p.m. Presented by Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation- Captiol Theatre, 1015 MAIN ST. WHEELING, WV. Tickets are $32.00, $26.50, $21.50, assigned seating. Call 800-514-3849, visit WesBanco Arena, 2 14th St, Wheeling or go online to capitoltheatrewheeling.com/

    *Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Beckley Concert Assocation- Woodrow Wilson Auditorium in Beckley. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, General Admission. Call (304) 253-3535 or go online to BeckleyConcerts.org. Season Tickets to Beckley Concert Association are also available.

    Tickets and more information at http://wvpublic.org/post/joy-world-tickets-sale

  • Joy to the World

    December 12, 2014 — Wheeling, Ohio

    Now in its 22nd year, Joy to the World is an annual live performance holiday jazz program hosted by pianist Bob Thompson and produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting. In addition to a distinguished solo career as the leader of the Charleston-based Bob Thompson Unit, Thompson has also been a member of the Mountain Stage band since 1991.

    Singer Mollie O’Brien, a native of Wheeling, WV, was exposed to music of every stripe, from performances by the Wheeling Symphony to concerts by Count Basie, Ray Charles, and the Beatles. She listened to singers — Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins, Bonnie Raitt and Dinah Washington, Streisand, Sinatra, and Betty Carter — and took voice lessons. Later, with her brother, Tim, she performed in church and at coffeehouses. There have been any number of collaborations, most notably the Grammy-winning True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe (Sugar Hill) with a stellar bunch of bluegrass greats. For the past few years, Mollie has worked with Garrison Keillor and Robin & Linda Williams as the Hopeful Gospel Quartet, with her own five-piece band, and as a duo with husband Rich Moore. She’s been a frequent guest on Mountain Stage since 1985.

    *Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. Culture Center Theater in Charleston. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, if available. All seats are General Admission. Call (800) 594-TIXX (8499), visit Taylor Books at 226 Capitol Street in Charleston, or go online.

    *Dec. 12 at 8p.m. Presented by Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation- Captiol Theatre, 1015 MAIN ST. WHEELING, WV. Tickets are $32.00, $26.50, $21.50, assigned seating. Call 800-514-3849, visit WesBanco Arena, 2 14th St, Wheeling or go online to capitoltheatrewheeling.com/

    *Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Beckley Concert Assocation- Woodrow Wilson Auditorium in Beckley. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, General Admission. Call (304) 253-3535 or go online to BeckleyConcerts.org. Season Tickets to Beckley Concert Association are also available.

    Tickets and more information at http://wvpublic.org/post/joy-world-tickets-sale

  • Celebrating James Rumsey and the late 18th Century in Shepherd's Town

    December 12, 2014 to December 14, 2014 — Shepherdstown, Jefferson

    Celebrating James Rumsey and the late 18th Century in Shepherd’s Town, December 12-14

    See the replica of James Rumsey’s steamboat, take a guided tour to Rumsey Monument, visit the Tobacco Warehouse and much more.

    See http://www.christmasinshepherdstown.com/schedule.html for complete schedule.

  • The Nutcracker: West Virginia Symphony Orchestra and Charleston Ballet

    December 12, 2014 to December 13, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    The Nutcracker with the Charleston Ballet

    December 12 & 13, 2014 at the Clay Center in Charleston

    Join the Charleston Ballet and the WVSO for this holiday classic performed the way Tchaikovsky intended – with a full live orchestra!

    http://www.wvsymphony.org/concerts-and-tickets/8-performances/the-nutcracker/234-the-nutcracker

  • RCCAC Evening Concert Series: Free Christmas Organ Concert

    December 13, 2014 — Elkins, Randolph

    Free Christmas Organ Concert

    December 13th, 2014

    As the Randolph County Community Arts Center’s gift to our community, some of the area’s finest musicians will perform a FREE holiday concert, featuring our beautfiful organ, singers, and more.

    http://randolpharts.org/news/24/83/Evening-Concert-Organ-Concert.html

  • Joy to the World

    December 13, 2014 — Beckley, Raleight

    Now in its 22nd year, Joy to the World is an annual live performance holiday jazz program hosted by pianist Bob Thompson and produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting. In addition to a distinguished solo career as the leader of the Charleston-based Bob Thompson Unit, Thompson has also been a member of the Mountain Stage band since 1991.

    Singer Mollie O’Brien, a native of Wheeling, WV, was exposed to music of every stripe, from performances by the Wheeling Symphony to concerts by Count Basie, Ray Charles, and the Beatles. She listened to singers — Joni Mitchell and Judy Collins, Bonnie Raitt and Dinah Washington, Streisand, Sinatra, and Betty Carter — and took voice lessons. Later, with her brother, Tim, she performed in church and at coffeehouses. There have been any number of collaborations, most notably the Grammy-winning True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe (Sugar Hill) with a stellar bunch of bluegrass greats. For the past few years, Mollie has worked with Garrison Keillor and Robin & Linda Williams as the Hopeful Gospel Quartet, with her own five-piece band, and as a duo with husband Rich Moore. She’s been a frequent guest on Mountain Stage since 1985.

    *Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. Culture Center Theater in Charleston. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, if available. All seats are General Admission. Call (800) 594-TIXX (8499), visit Taylor Books at 226 Capitol Street in Charleston, or go online.

    *Dec. 12 at 8p.m. Presented by Wheeling National Heritage Area Corporation- Captiol Theatre, 1015 MAIN ST. WHEELING, WV. Tickets are $32.00, $26.50, $21.50, assigned seating. Call 800-514-3849, visit WesBanco Arena, 2 14th St, Wheeling or go online to capitoltheatrewheeling.com/

    *Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Presented by the Beckley Concert Assocation- Woodrow Wilson Auditorium in Beckley. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, General Admission. Call (304) 253-3535 or go online to BeckleyConcerts.org. Season Tickets to Beckley Concert Association are also available.

    Tickets and more information at http://wvpublic.org/post/joy-world-tickets-sale

  • West Virginia Youth Symphony Winter Concert

    December 14, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    West Virginia Youth Symphony will hold its annual Winter Concert this Sunday, December 14th, 2014 at 3:00 pm at the Scottish Rite Temple on Capitol Street. Student musicians will perform in three different performing ensembles including Cadet Strings, Youth Strings, and Youth Orchestra. Concert repertoire includes everything from Cripple Creek, the Tennessee Waltz, the Hallelujah Chorus to Ravel’s Bolero. There is something for everyone to enjoy! Tickets are $10 for adults, all children 18 and under are admitted free.

    The West Virginia Youth Symphony, the oldest and largest youth symphony in the state, is the official Youth Symphony of West Virginia.

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  • Downtown Charleston ArtWalk

    December 18, 2014 — Charleston, Kanawha

    Brought to you by the galleries and art-related businesses of downtown Charleston, West Virginia the ArtWalk is the showcase of the city’s thriving art scene. The ArtWalk happens ten months of the year (March through December) and typically on the third Thursday of the month (except in November on the Friday after Thanksgiving). All ArtWalks are from 5 pm to 8 pm.

    The 2014 ArtWalk season will be bringing you new venues, exciting special events and the best of local, regional and nationally recognized artists. Vibrant, exciting, and fun are all words used to describe Charleston’s finest art event. Most of the ArtWalk venues are open throughout the week for regular business hours so, even if you can’t make it ArtWalk evening, we hope you take the time to stop and see the amazing art available in our community.

    The Downtown Charleston ArtWalk is brought to you by the participating venues with coordination assistance from The Charleston Area Alliance. More information.

  • Christmas in Mecklenburg weekend

    December 20, 2014 to December 21, 2014 — Shepherdstown, Jefferson

    Christmas in Mecklenburg weekend, December 20-21 in Shepherdstown

    Enjoy the re-enactors from the 18th Century strolling through town.

    Visit http://www.christmasinshepherdstown.com/schedule.html for complete schedule/

  • Nutcracker Ballet at The Greenbrier

    December 27, 2014 to December 28, 2014 — White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier

    Saturday, December 27 ~ Sunday, December 28

    No holiday season would be complete without The Nutcracker Ballet! The Greenbrier is excited to welcome the Beckley Dance Theatre joined by guest artists from the Metropolitan Opera Ballet & the Cleveland Vibe Ballet for two afternoon productions. This event is open to both registered overnight guests and day guests to The Greenbrier.

    Saturday, December 27 at 3:00pm in Colonial Hall

    Sunday, December 28 at 3:00pm in Colonial Hall

    Tickets are $25 per adult and $15 per child (12 & under).

    Call 855-453-4858 (option 1) to purchase your tickets or visit the Concierge desk.

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  • New Year's Eve at The Greenbrier

    December 31, 2014 to January 01, 2015 — White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier

    New Year’s Eve 2014

    Ring in the New Year in style!

    December 31, 2014 – January 1, 2015

    What could be better than spending this New Year’s Eve at America’s Resort? Ring in the New Year in style with a glamorous gala while the children enjoy an evening full of fun just for them!

    CALL 855-453-4858 TO MAKE YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESERVATIONS.

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