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Events for April 2019

  • Option 22 Acoustic Duo at Tamarack

    April 07, 2019 — Tamarack, Raleigh

    Enjoy an intimate acoustic concert by the core duo of Option 22 in the beautiful Hullett C. Smith Theater at Tamarack. Hear the early songs as well as the newest tunes and learn where their creative journey has taken them from the time their musical rivers converged into one… now flowing in a transformative creative scene around them. Robert and Lori founded Culturefest World Music & Arts Festival, now in its 16th year, and The RiffRaff Arts Collective, which has been the catalyst for the dynamic revitalization of downtown Princeton, WV. Their music has been at the center of the journey. Lori’s powerful, yet blissfully soothing vocals dance atop Robert’s intuitive, rhythmic guitar stylings, and lyrics speak deep truths and call for unity, compassion and change. When Robert breaks out the didgeridoo and the duo plays the hand drums together, the air seems to ignite with ancient spirit. Hear their music at and discover how they are sharing their knowledge & creativity with the world at

    Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 2 PM – 3:30 PM

    TAMARACK: The Best of West Virginia

    1 Tamarack Park, Beckley, West Virginia 25801


  • Lewisburg Chocolate Festival

    April 13, 2019 — Lewisburg, Greenbrier

    The 13th Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival will take place on Saturday, April 13 from 11am – 4pm in downtown Lewisburg, WV. Come out and enjoy thousands of chocolate-themed treats, live music, professional chef demonstrations, free screenings of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, a photo booth, balloon animals, magic shows, and more! All events are free and open to the public. The only cost associated with the festival are tastings – tickets are sold in packets of 5 for $5 and can be purchased in advance at the Visitors Center in downtown Lewisburg or online at Tickets go on sale February 11. Proceeds from the 13th Annual Lewisburg Chocolate Festival benefit United Way of the Greenbrier Valley.

    Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11 AM – 4 PM

    Lewisburg, West Virginia

  • Downtown Charleston ArtWalk

    April 18, 2019 — Charleston, Kanawha

    With exciting and unique offerings around every corner, Downtown Charleston ArtWalk celebrates the arts on the third Thursday each month March through December, except in November and June when the event falls on Black Friday and the week of FestivALL, respectively. Specific 2019 dates are below.

    ​There is a plethora of art related events and openings, activities, and special programming that take place all over downtown.

    • April 18
    • May 16
    • June 20 (FestivALL)
    • July 18
    • Aug. 15
    • Sept. 19
    • Oct. 17 (FestivFALL)
    • Nov. 29 (Black Friday)
    • Dec. 19

  • Hands on Tamarack: Stained Glass

    April 20, 2019 — Tamarack, Raleigh

    This three hour course teaching simple ways to add decoration to beautiful glass ornaments and suncatchers using wire and beaded overlays. Fun class for beginner and advanced hobbyists alike!

    April 20th | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Instructor: Amanda’s Glass Art Cost: $55 plus tax and processing Fee

    More information and signup

    • Glass bases will be precut and ground into various shapes to choose from during class.
    • Three hours will allow more than one project to be created. Some of the shapes and patterns provided are: a variety of flowers, fish, bird, leaf, and heart.
    • Teaches how to apply wire and bead overlays to a leaded glass base, clean, and string a glass project so it is ready to be hung on a tree or in a window.
    • All supplies are included in the class fee. However, you can provide your own glass and designs along with bringing your own tools to be used during the course if you prefer.
    • The supplies provided are for in studio use only. Supplies are available for purchase if you would like to take them home for personal use.
  • Nellie Bly- Annual Friends Spring Event

    April 25, 2019 — Wellsburg, Brooke WVHC Event

    Join us as the Friends of the Brooke County Public Library present their annual Spring Fling, April 25.

    Come meet and greet Nellie Bly who will be portrayed by JoAnn Peterson of Kingwood in a West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive! Program!

    Free to attend; light refreshments will be served; please call to reserve a spot!

    Will be located in the River Room of the Brooke County Public Library, please park in the back and enter through the door on the right.

    Starts at 7 pm

    945 Main St. Wellsburg, WV 26070

  • Last Meal on the Titanic

    April 26, 2019 to April 27, 2019 — Wheeling, Ohio

    Join us on board the Titanic for the last dinner that was served before the Titanic sunk to the depths of the ocean.

    There will be professional storyteller in period costumes. 6 course dinner $50 per person Space is limited and “boarding passes” are required Call (304) 223-0085 for reservations

    This event will be held at the Centre Cup Coffee 2201 Market Street Wheeling, WV 26003

    April 26-27

  • Philippi’s Historic Adaland Mansion

    April 28, 2019 — Charleston, Kanawha WVHC Event

    April 28 – Philippi’s Historic Adaland Mansion

    Dr. Ann Serafin

    On April 28, Dr. Ann Serafin, executive director of Adaland Mansion in Philippi, will share the success story of the restoration of the 1870 Greek Revival mansion and National Register of Historic Places property and its evolution into an important public space in the hills of Barbour County. It was listed on the National Register in 1995 and opened to the public in 1999 offering a full season of activities now drawing more than 5,000 visitors each year.

    Little Lectures are presented on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. at our headquarters located at 1310 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, in the parlor of MacFarland-Hubbard House. Seating is limited (thus “Little” Lectures) and reservations are suggested. Admission is $10 per person and includes refreshments after the lecture. Call Mark Payne at 304.346.8500 or email for further information.

  • Traitors in Wheeling: Stories of Those Who Signed the Ordinance of Secession

    April 29, 2019 — Wheeling, Ohio

    The Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable is presenting a special lecture series this year to coincide with the Wheeling 250 observance.

    The roundtable’s series is exploring the theme of Wheeling During the Civil War. The programs are free and open to the public.

    Nine talks will be offered at 6:30 p.m. on specified Mondays in the auditorium of the Ohio County Public Library, 52 16th St.

    The roundtable’s regular meetings will be conducted after the lectures. The group will not meet in September or December.

    In addition to the lecture series, the Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable is organizing a special event on Memorial Day.

    The dates and topics for the lectures are as follows:

    • April 29 — “Traitors in Wheeling: Stories of Those Who Signed the Ordinance of Secession,” presented by Ken Fones-Wolfe.
    • June 24 — “The B&O Railroad and Its Role in the War,” presented by Joe Laker.
    • July 22 — “Wheeling Hospital and Wheeling Ambulance,” presented by Margaret Brennan.
    • Aug. 26 — “Carlin’s Battery and Capt. John Carlin,” presented by Ed Phillips.
    • Oct. 28 — “Wheeling’s Confederate Unit, the Shriver Grays,” presented by Gerry Reilly.
    • Nov. 25 — “Pro and Con Wheeling Newspapers During the War,” presented by Laker.

    The Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable will hold a Memorial Day walk through Greenwood Cemetery, beginning at 9 a.m. May 27. Participants will mark the graves of veterans from both sides of the conflict.

    More information at

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