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Events for March 2018

  • FOOTMAD concert: Téada

    March 03, 2018 — Charleston, Kanawha

    One of Irish music’s leading exponents on the international world music stage.

    Téada, now firmly established as one of Irish music’s leading exponents on the international world music stage, continues to be driven by a fascination with the timeless, expressive force of traditional tunes inherited from previous generations of musicians. ​ Since 2001, when the freshly-formed band landed a spot on the innovative Irish television show Flosc, Téada, has evolved to frequent headline performances at major music festivals throughout the US, Canada, Europe, Israel and Australia.

    This event is the centerpiece concert of the 3rd annual Celtic Calling Festival, a weekend of culture and music in downtown Charleston.

    2018 March 3 – 7:30 PM

    WVSU Capitol Center Theater

    123 Summers St, Charleston

  • West Virginia Symphony: A Night of Great Music

    March 03, 2018 to March 04, 2018 — Charleston, Kanawha


    • Mendelssohn: Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture
    • Haydn: Concerto in D Major with Christine Lamprea, cello and Astral Artist
    • Schubert: Symphony No. 9, “The Great”

    7:30 PM, Saturday, March 3, 2018, at Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences of WV

    3:00 PM, Sunday, March 4, 2018 at Blennerhasset School, 444 Jewell Road Parkersburg, WV, 26101

  • 38th Potter's Gathering

    March 09, 2018 to March 11, 2018 — Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Jackson

    Master Potter Vince Pitelka is the guest instructor for this annual event near Ripley. March 9-11. More info.

  • Old Time Fiddle Week

    March 11, 2018 to March 16, 2018 — Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Jackson

    Master fiddler Dave Bing will offer instruction on bowing and fingering techniques. Call 304-372-7860 for information.

  • Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table

    March 14, 2018 — Harpers Ferry, Jefferson

    Join the Harpers Ferry Civil War Round Table this year for its series of stimulating lectures and dinners. Dinners will be at 6:30 pm, with programs following at 7:30 pm on the second Wednesday of each month, at Camp Hill-Wesley United Methodist Church, 645 W. Washington St., Harpers Ferry. Programs are free and open to all, but dinners are by reservation only. Contact Chris Craig at to be added to the monthly announcement list.

    Schedule of 2017-18 programs:

    • Sept. 13 – Dennis Frye, Chief Historian, HFNHP: “Did McClellan outthink Lee during the First Invasion?”
    • Oct. 11 – Gary Gimble, Author and President, Falling Waters Battlefield Association: “Is That Stonewall?”
    • Nov. 8 – John Chapman, Longtime area relic hunter: “Three Decades Chasing Early and Sheridan through Jefferson County with my Metal Detector”
    • Dec. 13 – Joe Mieczkowski, Author and Battlefield Guide, Gettysburg National Military Park: “Gettysburg in Sight and Sound.”
    • Jan. 10 – Bob O’ Connor, Author and local historian: “Southern Oasis at Gettysburg”
    • Feb. 14 – Dr. John Splaine, Author and former C-Span consultant: “The Lincoln-Douglas Debates”
    • March 14 – William Miller, Noted Civil War author: “The Battle of Tom’s Brook”
    • April 11 – Ted Alexander, Former Park Historian, Antietam National Battlefield: “The Burning of Chambersburg”
    • May 9 – Mike Cannane, Historian and volunteer guide, Kernstown Battlefield Association: “The Battle of Second Kernstown”
    • June 13 – TBA Concert
  • Jemima Boone

    March 15, 2018 — Charleston, Kanawha

    On Thursday, March 15, 2018, Becky Park will present “Jemima Boone” in the Archives and History Library in the Culture Center in Charleston. The program will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

    Jemima Boone (1762-1834) was the fourth child of Rebecca and Daniel Boone and lived to the age of 67. She would remember her youth when her parents attempted, failed, and finally succeeded in settling in Kentucky, and she lived to see her parents’ last days in Missouri.

    In 1776, she and two other girls were kidnapped by Shawnee warriors almost within sight of the fort on the Kentucky River. The story of their rescue provided the basis of the famous novel, The Last of the Mohicans, by James Fenimore Cooper. Jemima was the only family member who chose to remain at Boonesborough while her father was captive of the Shawnees in 1777, and she alone of his children took part in the defense of Boonesborough and then witnessed her father’s court-martial and exoneration.

    Becky Park has developed dramatic portrayals of several regional settler women, including Sudnar Carpenter Tanner, who settled Spencer with her husband Samuel; Rhoda Ingles, who tells the story of her mother Mary Draper Ingles; and both Rebecca Bryan Boone, wife of Daniel, and daughter Jemima Boone Callaway. Park is also known for her portrayal of World War II hero Col. Ruby Bradley, a native of Roane County, who was a prisoner of the Japanese and career Army nurse.

    Park will also lead a discussion on how reading the archives in terms of a person’s life story can bring the pages alive for researchers. Becky Mason Park grew up in Charleston, raised four children in Roane County, and now lives on the West Side with her husband Andy.

    Participants may park behind the Culture Center after 5:00 p.m. on March 15 and enter the building at the back loading dock area. There also is limited handicapped parking available in the new bus turnaround.

    For additional information, contact the Archives and History Library at (304) 558-0230.

  • St. Patrick's Day Feast

    March 16, 2018 — Tamarack, Raleigh

    St. Patrick’s Day Feast – March 16th at Tamarack in Beckley

    If you’re in search of Irish beer, corned beef and plenty of Irish fun… you’re in luck! Join us for a St. Patrick’s Day Feast while enjoying music from Aurora Celtic. Dinner will include a four course meal perfectly paired with Irish Beers!

    Tickets are $44 plus tax and processing fee

    Dinner begins at 6:30 PM


    Irish Potato Leek Soup – paired with Irish Wheat Beer

    Irish Green Salad – paired with Irish Blonde Ale

    Corned Beef, Irish Colcannon, Glazed Baby Carrots paired with Irish Red Ale

    Rum Raisin Pudding paired with Irish Stout

    Assorted Breads & Butter

    More information

  • Three Things: Season 3, Episode 2

    March 21, 2018 — Charleston, Kanawha

    FestivALL presents Season 3, Episode 2, featuring artist/educator Paula Clendenin, musician Shayla Leftridge, and West Virginia State Insurance Commissioner Allan McVey.

    Three Things, produced by Jeff Shirley, presents 3 unique professionals discussing their first, favorite and future works, revealing a side not often seen by the public. Learn what inspires and drives some of your favorite area professionals at this live monthly speaker series!

    Tickets: $10 at door

    Date: Wednesday, March 21st 7pm-8:30pm

    Location: West Virginia State University EDC at 1506 Kanawha Blvd. West

    Sponsored by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Charleston Hearing Care, LLC, Charleston WV Convention & Visitors Bureau, West Virginia State University EDC, Taylor Books, Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC, The John L. Dickinson Family Homeowner Education & Community Center, FestivALL

  • 11th Annual West Virginia Chocolate Festival

    March 24, 2018 — Ripley, Jackson

    Chocolate lovers will want to be in Ripley for the 11th annual festival. Vendors will be in the Epworth United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The church is at the corner or North Church and Sycamore streets. The 10 a.m. parade proceeds from Ripley High to the Jackson County Courthouse Square.

  • Glenville State College Bluegrass Band

    March 24, 2018 — Ripley, Jackson

    Glenville State College’s Bluegrass Band will host a free concert at 7:30 p.m. on March 24 in the historic Alpine Theatre in downtown Ripley.

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