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Date Range Requested: 4/26/2015 - 5/26/2015.

Sponsored By: The Wilds

Wildside Tour

Dates: 5/01/2014 - 4/30/2015

Location The Wilds
14000 International Rd
Cumberland, OH
740 638-5030 ex 2345

This exclusive tour gives you the opportunity to interact with Animal Management specialists to see the Wilds at work. Each experience will vary day-to-day, depending on what program work is taking place at the time of the Wildside Tour. One day you might observe Conservation Medicine staff conducting a medical procedure; or feed the giraffes with our Animal Management staff. Tours are approximately 2+ hours long and include plenty of time in pasture to see rare and endangered species in their open-range habitat, and learn directly about our programs from your Animal Management guide.

Hours:
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM Admission Call for info

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From the Cardinal - Art Exhibit at Wesbanco

Dates: 4/01/2015 - 4/30/2015

Location Wesbanco
415 Market St
Parkersburg, WV
304-480-2500

http://www.natalieodellart.com

A solo exhibition of paintings inspired by views from Amtrak's Cardinal Train by Natalie ODell.

Admission Free

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Blennerhassett Island State Park Opening Day

Dates: 5/01/2015 - 5/01/2015

Location Blennerhassett Island State Park
137 Juliana St
Parkersburg, WV
304-420-4800 or 800-CALL WVA

http://www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com

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Opening Day of Blennerhassett Island

Dates: 5/01/2015 - 5/01/2015

Location Blennerhassett Island State Park
137 Juliana St
Parkersburg, WV
304-420-4800 or 800-CALL WVA

http://www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com

The sternwheeler ride to the island and Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park resumes for the 2015 season.  Remember the island is closed only on Mondays, except for major Monday holidays and open six days of the week. 

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Wesbanco Downtown Art Exhibit - Van Devender Middle School

Dates: 5/01/2015 - 5/29/2015

Location Wesbanco
415 Market St
Parkersburg, WV
304-480-2500

http://www.wesbanco.com

Multi-Medium Exhibit

Admission Free

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Sponsored By: Actors Guild of Parkersburg

Young Frankenstein

Dates: 5/01/2015 - 5/02/2015

Location Actors Guild Playhouse
724 Market St
Parkersburg, WV
304 485-8209

http://www.actorsguildonline.org

The grandson of Victor Frankenstein continues the legacy and adds his own spin, especially when he and the monster step out by "Puttin' on the Ritz."

Hours:
2:30 PM Admission Call for info

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Blennerhassett Island Nature Walks - Wildflowers and Invasive Weeds

Dates: 5/02/2015 - 5/02/2015

Location Blennerhassett Island State Park
137 Juliana St
Parkersburg, WV
304-420-4800 or 800-CALL WVA

http://www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com

Join master naturalist and noted botanist, Emily Grafton, who will take island visitors on an island nature hike to locate identify, and observe different species of wildflowers and invasive weeds. Learn how to recognize different plants and find out their uses. Walk begins at 2:00pm and concludes around 3:15pm.  Please ride the 1:00 boat to the island to make sure you get to this great nature walk. Boat tickets are sold at the Blennerhassett Museum which is located at 137 Juliana Street in downtown Parkersburg, WV.

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Engines & Wheels Festival

Dates: 5/02/2015 - 5/02/2015

Location North Bend State Park
202 North Bend State Park
Cairo, WV
304-483-1650 or 304-628-3587

http://www.northbendsp.com

Discover the history behind these fascinating machines and the men who worked with them. Local engine and wheels enthusiasts will be on hand displaying their knowledge of the equipment and the mechanisms that make it work. There will be an Engines and Wheels show and live demonstrations, local craft vendors, outdoor grill concessions, a 93R live broadcast, and a Ritchie County Car Club Cruise-In. All activities take place at the Jug Handle Day-Use Area located by the dam.

Hours:
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Admission Free

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Wayne National Forest's Wild Weekend Discovery - Humans and Wildlife

Dates: 5/02/2015 - 5/02/2015

Location Wayne National Forest
Nelsonville, OH
740-753-0101

http://www.fs.usda.gov/

This Children's Educational Program is a great way to discover the positive and negative ways that humans affect wildlife. Learn all about how certain activities humans take part in shape the natural environment for the local flora and fauna! We will have a small lesson and discussion on wild animals and plants, mixed with a take-home craft for everyone! Bring your children and enjoy this free fun-filled educational program that's designed for preschool to 5th grade. Space is limited to 15 seats per session, so please pre-register.

Admission Free

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Michael Tobar's Jazz - Jazz for Kids from Disney

Dates: 5/02/2015 - 5/02/2015

Location The Castle
418 Fourth St
Marietta, OH
740-373-4180

http://www.mariettacastle.org

Michael Tobar and Friends presents "Jazz for Kids from Disney." Some Day My Prince Will Come, The Bare Necessities, Under the Sea and You've Got A Friend In Me are just a few of the wonderful songs from the creators at Disney. Disney animated movies have used music provided by jazz musicians for years. Whether you come alone or bring your kids, you're sure to know most of the tunes. A fun time is in store for everyone, regardless of your age!

Hours:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Admission Call for info

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Sponsored By: West Virginia Symphony Orchestra - Parkersburg

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra

Dates: 5/03/2015 - 5/03/2015

Location Blennerhassett School
444 Jewell Rd
Parkersburg, WV
304 422-2944

http://www.wvsop.org

Hours:
3:00 PM Admission Call for info

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Rendezvous on the River

Dates: 5/06/2015 - 5/09/2015

Location Blennerhassett Island State Park
137 Juliana St
Parkersburg, WV
304-420-4800 or 800-CALL WVA

http://www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com

Muzzleloader and mountain men will be gathering on Blennerhassett Island for their spring rendezvous. Authentic campsites, demonstrations of camplife and period dress will be featured throughout the event. Event occurs during regular island hours.

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Sponsored By: North Bend State Park

Bluegrass Festival

Dates: 5/08/2015 - 5/09/2015

Location North Bend State Park
202 North Bend State Park
Cairo, WV
304 643-2931

http://www.northbendsp.com

Join us for a musical weekend of pickin' and pluckin'. The festival features two days of bluegrass and craft vendors at the North Bend State Park amphitheatre.. Friday 6-10PM and Saturday1-10PM

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Sponsored By: Veterans Museum of the Mid-Ohio Valley

Veteran's Museum of the Mid-Ohio Valley Mini Spring Fest

Dates: 5/08/2015 - 5/10/2015

Location Vienna Community Building
1605 34th St
Vienna, WV
304-420-0332

Craft and flea market vendors - indoor and outdoor, concession stand, children's games with prizes, silent auction, fun for the whole family; May 8, 12 pm - 6 pm; May 9, 9 am - 5 pm; May 10, 11 am - 2 pm

Admission Free

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The Art of Nature

Dates: 5/08/2015 - 5/08/2015

Location Riverside Artists Gallery
219 Second St
Marietta, OH
740 376-0797

http://www.riversideartistsgallery.com

Featuring the art of Debbie Dick - watercolor, Betsy Cook - ornamental ironwork and visiting artist, Mike Trembly - plants and garden art.  Art for your home and garden, music by Logan Flowers and Brandon Streeter and snacks to enjoy.

Hours:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Admission Free

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Songwriter Night Series - The Sea, The Sea

Dates: 5/08/2015 - 5/08/2015

Location Parkersburg Art Center
725 Market St
Parkersburg, WV
304 485-3859

http://www.parkersburgartcenter.org

The Songwriter Night Series will feature some of the most unique songwriters in the country!

"Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year" - Huffington Post

Tickets are $12.00 in advance or $15.00 at the door (if available).

Hours:
8:00 pm Admission Call for info

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Children's Miracle Network Trail Ride

Dates: 5/09/2015 - 5/09/2015

Location Mountwood Park
1014 Volcano Rd
Waverly, WV 26184
304-679-3611

http://www.mountwoodpark.org

Come to Mountwood to join the cause in Marietta OH Walmart's 17th Annual Children's Miracle Network Trail Ride! This event involves horseback riding along Mountwood trails, and the purpose is for riders to obtain donations from sponsors for the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the trail ride begins at 11 a.m. Free camping and cookout will be given to riders, and non-riders will pay a $5 donation for these services. Prizes will also be awarded for certain donation amounts as well as rider achievements.

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North Bend State Park Mother's Day Buffet

Dates: 5/10/2015 - 5/10/2015

Location North Bend State Park
202 North Bend State Park
Cairo, WV
304-643-2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA

http://www.northbendsp.com

Enjoy Our Prime Rib Carving Station, Baked Ham, Fried Chicken, Pecan Crusted Fish, Multiple Vegetable Selections, Full Salad Bar, Fresh Baked Bread, and Our Fabulous Dessert Station Music provided by Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM Reservations recommended

Admission $21.95 per person

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North Bend State Park's Youth Environmental Weekend

Dates: 5/15/2015 - 5/17/2015

Location North Bend State Park
202 North Bend State Park
Cairo, WV
304-926-0499

http://www.northbendsp.com

Youth groups throughout the state gather to honor one another for their conservation efforts. 

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Sponsored By: Mid-Ohio Valley Model Railroad Club

Model Railroad Club Armed Forces Day Open House

Dates: 5/16/2015 - 5/16/2015

Location Rear Basement of NOE Office Bldg
610 Green St
Parkersburg, WV
304 588-5417

http://www.movmrc.org

Hours:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Admission Free, donations welcome

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Spring Herb Celebration

Dates: 5/16/2015 - 5/16/2015

Location The Castle
418 Fourth St
Marietta, OH
740-373-4180

http://www.mariettacastle.org

The herb of the year is Savory. Join us at the Castle for two luncheons held in our Summer Kitchen at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. Reservations are required for this luncheon and further information, including the menu will be available soon!!

Hours:
11:30 am - 3:00 pm Admission Call for info

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Vandalia-Con Steampunk Convention

Dates: 5/22/2015 - 5/24/2015

Location Blennerhassett Hotel
320 Market St
Parkersburg, WV
304-293-2370

http://www.vandalia-con.org

The Blennerhassett Hotel is proud to host Vandalia-Con, Saving the Mothers of Invention for the 2nd year. Vandalia-Con is a volunteer run three-day convention which celebrates the Steampunk genre. All proceeds from this event are donated to the Diagnostic and Treatment Fund and Bonnie’s Bus, to ensure that breast and cervical cancer screening, diagnostic, and treatment resources are available to all WV women who need them.

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Blennerhassett Breakfast Cruise

Dates: 5/23/2015 - 5/23/2015

Location Blennerhassett Island State Park
137 Juliana St
Parkersburg, WV
304-420-4800 or 800-CALL WVA

http://www.blennerhassettislandstatepark.com

Boarding begins at Point Park at 8:30am for a river cruise to the island for breakfast. Enjoy the peacefulness of the island , visit the mansion, or you can hike and observe the island 's natural habitat. 8:30– 10:30am. Reservations are required. Cruise price: $22 adult; $18 youth (3-12)  Bacon, Sausage Gravy, Home Fries, Biscuit, Scrambled Eggs, Pan Cakes, Beverage. Breakfast will be served on the island at the picnic shelter. Tickets are sold at the Blennerhassett Museum which is located at 137 Juliana Street in downtown Parkersburg, WV.

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North Bend Summer Amphitheatre - Pine Lo Gap Band

Dates: 5/23/2015 - 5/23/2015

Location North Bend State Park
202 North Bend State Park
Cairo, WV
304-643-2931 or 1-800-CALL-WVA

http://www.northbendsp.com

Come enjoy a great variety of music from this local band. Inspired by bluegrass, country and gospel, this group will have you singing and dancing the night away.

Hours:
7:00 PM Admission Call for info

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Sponsored By: Smoot Theatre

Barbara & Frank - The Concert That Never Was

Dates: 5/23/2015 - 5/23/2015

Location Smoot Theatre
213 5th St
Parkersburg, WV
304 422-7529

http://www.smoottheatre.com

It is unlikely that the two powerhouse voices of the century would have ever shared the same stage...until now! Two great artists paying tribute to their characters, singing the most memorable songs ever written.

Hours:
8:00 PM Admission $30 per person

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Vandalia-Con Steampunk Convention's Pink Block Party

Dates: 5/24/2015 - 5/24/2015

Location Point Park Marketplace
113 Ann St
Parkersburg, WV
304-293-2370

http://www.vandalia-con.org

Through our Pink Block Party, we entice people to come out and see the spectacle of steampunk, enjoy a day of fun with the family and we get them in touch with local resources and health education.  This year's entertainment features Professor Phineas T. Bubblemaker's Marvelous Medicine Show, a variety of magic, mentalism comedy, and bubbles.  Parade 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM; Women's Health Screenings 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (To make an appointment, call Planned Parenthood at 304-295-3331); Health Fair 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM; Vendors, Raffles, Children's Activities and Prizes! Free concert by Spence's Rye & Eli August and the Abandoned Buildings

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