List of Events

Tucker County

4th of July Celebration, Mountaineer Days

Saturday, June 30, 2018 (all day)

Location: N/A
Description: Mountaineer days in Thomas, WV is the official July 4th event and fireworks.

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Kids Bike Ride

Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10:00am - 11:30am

Location: N/A
Description: Meet Americorp Kristin Lantz at the Brown Mountain Parking Lot at the end of Camp 70 road for a bike ride and a talk about beavers. Adults welcome. Bring your own bike and safety equipment.

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Tucker County's Immigrant History

Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Location: N/A
Description: Join Friends of Blackwater and Professor Hal Gorby for a presentation on Tucker County's immigrant history at Cottrill Opera House on July 1st from 1 to 3 p.m. In the early 1900s much of the population of Tucker County was foreign born, with immigrants attracted from southern and eastern Europe working on the railroad, in the timber industry, and the coal industry. This lecture will highlight the stories of those immigrants and their families, as well as their role in religious life and labor organizing.

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Wheeling Symphony Orchestra at Canaan Valley Resort

Monday, July 2, 2018 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: N/A
Description: The 28th annual Celebration of the Arts is a FREE outdoor concert by the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. Located at the Canaan Valley Resort snow tubing hill. Gates open at 3:00pm. Show starts at 5:00pm and last approximately two hours. Bring your own food and refreshments or purchase prepared foods and beverages on site. Don't forget your lawn chairs and blankets!

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2 Hr Edible Plants Hike at Canaan Valley State Park

Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 9:00am - 11:00am

Location: N/A
Description: Moderate hike through Canaan Valley State Park learning to forage and identify edible plants and trees. $39 per person

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2 Hr Bow Drill Friction Fire Workshop at Canaan Valley Resort

Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Location: N/A
Description: Learn to use traditional bow drill and friction fire making at Canaan Valley State Park. Ages 12 and up. Youth must be accompanied by adult. $45 per person

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Heart of Summer Bird Walk

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 7:00am - 9:00am

Location: N/A
Description: The birds have quieted down, many youngsters have left their nests, and some are beginning to molt their feathers. There’s still time to watch and listen to them before the migrants begin their travels, long or short. Join Casey Rucker at the Visitor Center at 7 a.m.; binoculars are available.

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MID-SUMMER WALK BETWEEN THE PARKS

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 9:00am - 3:00pm

Location: N/A
Description: Guided hike between Blackwater Falls and Canaan Valley Resort State Parks.

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Voyages in the Valley: Night Wildlife Walk

Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: N/A
Description: Americorp Zack Dykema will lead a walk around twilight into the night to look for night critters like owls, bats, and other nocturnal mammals. Meet at the Visitor Center, and bring a flashlight.

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Storytime & Kids Corners

Friday, July 20, 2018 at 10:00am - 11:30am

Location: N/A
Description: Bring the young ones and join volunteers as they talk about a new nature-oriented topic. Volunteers will read one or more stories to children to help them understand all the fascinating things about some feature of our natural world. Kids Corners will be held at the same time for older children. We will be exploring the natural world, outside in our native garden. Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center. Lunch will be provided for the kids.

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What's Blooming, Flower Walk

Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:00am - 11:00am

Location: N/A
Description: Come out to the refuge to see what plants are currently blooming in the area. Master Naturalist Jess Tucker will be your leader in finding out what is out there. Meet at the Refuge Visitor Center

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Voyages in the Valley: Bike Ride

Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:00am - 1:00pm

Location: N/A
Description: Join Americorp Kristin Lantz for a bike ride through the refuge. Meet at the A-frame parking lot at 10 with your bike and helmet. This beautiful ride will take you down South Glade Crossing to middle valley and then back to the parking lot. The ride is approximately 8 miles.

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Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line @ The Purple Fiddle

Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 8:30pm - 10:30pm

Location: N/A
Description: Nora Jane Struthers has written "some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists" - NPR Music. The songs that weave themselves into the fabric of listeners' lives are usually the ones in which an artist lays her soul bare for the world to hear. Struthers' current release Champion, is built on these kinds of songs. The 13-song collection written with her band the Party Line, is the follow-up to 2015's Wake, which earned Struthers acclaim from major outlets like NPR Music, Rolling Stone Country, and "Fresh Air" and their Live show is full to the brim with stellar musicianship, unexpected arrangements that blur the lines between folk, roots, and rock, and an audible sense that everyone in the room is having a damn good time. When not on the road, the band’s been in-studio recording their next release.

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