February Calendar of Ohio Valley Events

Feb. 1-28 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, noon-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Feb. 1-28 — Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Feb. 1-March 31 — Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends.

Feb. 1-March 31 — Oglebay Institute’s Glass Museum, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends.

Feb. 1-28 — Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Feb. 1-28 — Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, free.

Feb. 1-28 — West Virginia Independence Hall, 1528 Market St., Wheeling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, free.

Feb. 1-28 — Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, free.

Feb. 1-28 — Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley, 1000 Main St., Wheeling, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday.

Feb. 1-28 — Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Sports Museum at WesBanco Arena, 2 14th St., Wheeling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon-3 p.m. Saturday, free.

Feb. 1-May 30 — Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum, 144 Kruger St., Wheeling, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday through Sunday.

Feb. 1-8 — Art faculty exhibition, “The Tree Show,” at Nutting Art Gallery, Hall of Fine Arts, West Liberty University, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, free.

Feb. 1-16 — Regional Student Art Exhibition, Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, free.

Feb. 1 — Discussion, “Food Access,” at West Virginia Northern Community College, B&O Building auditorium, 1704 Market St., Wheeling, 4-7 p.m., free.

Feb. 1, Feb. 8, Feb. 15 and Feb. 22 — Decorative Arts a la Carte series, “The History of American Decorative Styles,” at Oglebay Institute’s Glass Museum, Oglebay Park, 6:30-8 p.m.

Feb. 1 — Program, “See What You Hear: Mark’s Gospel and Spiritual Discernment,” presented by the Rev. Dr. Bonnie Thurston, at St. Joseph Retreat Center, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, 7-8:45 p.m. (Snow date: Feb. 8.)

Feb. 1 — Senior recital, Kevin Cantrell, euphonium, at Elbin Auditorium, College Hall, West Liberty University, 7:30 p.m., free.

Feb. 2 — Souper Bowl of Caring, House of the Carpenter, 200 S. Front St., Wheeling, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Feb. 2 — First Friday, downtown and Center Wheeling, 4:30-10:30 p.m.

Feb. 2-16 — Photography exhibit, “Art of Inclusion,” at Wheeling Artisan Center, Loft Gallery, 1400 Main St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, free; opening reception, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 2, free.

Feb. 2 — First Friday events, Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St., Wheeling, 5:30 p.m., free.

Feb. 2 — Gallery Hop and opening of photography exhibition, “LaBelle Nail Factory,” by Sergey Zlotnikov, at Artworks Around Town, Centre Market, 2200 Market St., Wheeling, 5:30-8 p.m., free.

Feb. 2 — Authors in the Cellar program, presented by essayist Catherine Venable Moore and West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman, at First State Capitol, 1413 Eoff St., Wheeling, 6 p.m., free.

Feb. 2 — First Friday music with Justin Turner, SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling, 6 p.m., free; StarWatch, 6:30-8 p.m., free.

Feb. 2-4 and Feb. 9-10 — Children’s play, “The Arkansaw Bear,” at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St., Wheeling, 7 p.m. Feb. 2; 3 p.m. Feb. 3-4; 7 p.m. Feb. 9 and 3 p.m. Feb. 10.

Feb. 2 — Bluegrass concert, Crandall Creek, at Strand Theatre, 811 Fifth St., Moundsville, 7 p.m.

Feb. 2 and Feb. 9 — Ghost stories, presented by Rich Knoblich, at Hickman Lounge, Wilson Lodge, Oglebay Park, 7 p.m.

Feb. 2 — Beatlemania Magic, tribute show, at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 2-27 — Photography exhibition, “LaBelle Nail Factory,” by Sergey Zlotnikov, in Studio Gallery and work by students in North Gallery, at Artworks Around Town, Centre Market, 2200 Market St., Wheeling, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, free.

Feb. 3 — Nature scavenger hunt, Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, noon-3 p.m., free.

Feb. 3 — Program, “Green Up Your Winter Blues,” at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, noon-4 p.m., free.

Feb. 3 — Science demonstration, “Black History Month Scientists and Inventors,” at SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling, 1 p.m., free.

Feb. 3 — Senior recital, Elizabeth Conley, voice, at Elbin Auditorium, College Hall, West Liberty University, 6 p.m., free.

Feb. 3 — Weirton United Way Super Bowl tailgate party, Pepsi-Cola Roadhouse, Burgettstown, 7-11 p.m.

Feb. 3 — Mountain Moon Coffeehouse, Brother Randall and Friends, at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, 8 p.m.

Feb. 3 — Viennese Winter Ball, Glessner Auditorium, Wilson Lodge, Oglebay Park.

Feb. 6 — Lunch With Books program, “The Photography of Charles ‘Teenie’ Harris,” presented by Dominique Luster, at Ohio County Public Library auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, noon, free.

Feb. 6 — Workshop, “Animal Skills,” at Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Feb. 6, Feb. 13, Feb. 20 and Feb. 27 — People’s University course, “Mathematics 1: Making Sense of Math,” at Ohio County Public Library auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, 7 p.m., free.

Feb. 6 — Concert, The Novel Ideas, at Albert S. George Youth Center, Barnesville Memorial Park, 130 Fair St., 8 p.m.

Feb. 7 — Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society’s Winter Lecture Series, “Historic Belmont County Court Cases,” presented by Frank A. Fregiato and Daniel L. Frizzi Jr., at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Marian Hall, 212 W. Main St., St. Clairsville, 6 p.m., free.

Feb. 8 — Valentine’s dinner-dance, presented by Family Service Upper Ohio Valley, at White Palace ballroom, Wheeling Park, dinner, 6 p.m.; dance, 7 p.m.

Feb. 9-11 — Home and Garden Show, WesBanco Arena, 2 14th St., Wheeling, 3-7 p.m. Feb. 9; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 11, free.

Feb. 9 — Nature Night Out, Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Feb. 9 — Art of Wine Valentine’s dinner, Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Feb. 9 — Valentine’s show, Victoria Vaudeville Theater, 1228 Market St., Wheeling, 7 p.m.

Feb. 9 — Wheeling Symphony Orchestra concert, “Back to Back: The Music of Elton John and Billy Joel,” featuring guest artist Jeans ‘n Classics, at Capitol Theatre, 1015 Main St., Wheeling, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 10 — Valentine tea luncheon, Eckhart House, 810 Main St., Wheeling, noon.

Feb. 10 — Science demonstration, “Science of the Olympics,” at SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling, 1 p.m., free.

Feb. 10 — Second Saturday film, “Prince Among Slaves,” at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., free.

Feb. 10 — Valentine’s concert, Ron Retzer Trio, at Strand Theatre, 811 Fifth St., Moundsville, 7 p.m.

Feb. 10 — StarWatch, ZipLine Aerial Adventure Park, Shelter 1, Grand Vue Park, Moundsville, 8-10 p.m., free.

Feb. 13 — SHROVE TUESDAY.

Feb. 13 — Lunch With Books program, “The LaBelle Nail Factory Collection,” at Ohio County Public Library auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, noon, free.

Feb. 13 — Shrove Tuesday pancake supper, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling, 4:30-7 p.m.

Feb. 13 — Bluegrass Jam, SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling, 7-9 p.m., free.

Feb. 14-March 8 — Exhibition by Polish artists Michalina Wawrzyczek-Klasik, Michal Klasik and Artur Masternak, at Nutting Art Gallery, Hall of Fine Arts, West Liberty University, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, free; opening reception, 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14, free.

Feb. 14 — VALENTINE’S DAY.

Feb. 14 — ASH WEDNESDAY.

Feb. 14 — Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society’s Winter Lecture Series, “St. John’s Football: Celebrating 90 Years of Irish Tradition,” presented by Robert “Bubba” Kapral, at Bellaire Public Library, community room, 6 p.m., free.

Feb. 15 — Lifestyle and nutrition series, “Inflammation and Lifestyle Changes for Weight Loss,” taught by Lori McGlumphy, at West Virginia Northern Community College, B&O Building, room 405, 1704 Market St., Wheeling, 6-7 p.m.

Feb. 16, Feb. 23, March 2, March 9, March 16 and March 23 — Friday Noon Lenten Concert Series, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling, performance, 12:05 p.m.; light luncheon, 12:35 p.m., free.

Feb. 16 — Third Friday performance, Artworks Around Town, Centre Market, 2200 Market St., Wheeling, 7 p.m., free.

Feb. 16 — Show, Dueling Pianos, at Wheeling Island Hotel-Casino-Racetrack, 7:30 p.m.

Feb. 16 — StarWatch, Brooke Hills Park club house, W.Va. 27, Wellsburg, 8 p.m., free.

Feb. 17 — Great Backyard Bird Count, Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-noon.

Feb. 17 — Science demonstration, “The Science of Baking,” at SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling, 1 p.m., free.

Feb. 17 — ArtsLink’s Valentine’s concert and dessert smorgasbord with Jenny Wilson Jazz Trio and Curtis Johnson, at Gold Derrick Gallery, Sistersville, 7:30 p.m.; pre-performance chat, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 19 — PRESIDENTS DAY.

Feb. 20 — Lunch With Books program, “Meet President Abraham Lincoln,” presented by living historian John W. King, at Ohio County Public Library auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, noon, free.

Feb. 20 — Program series, “Dreams and Visions of Saints and Mystics,” presented by Sister Helen Skormisley, at Mount St. Joseph conference room, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 21 — Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society’s Winter Lecture Series, “Bringing Canals to Ohio,” presented by David Simmons, at Bellaire Public Library, community room, 6 p.m., free.

Feb. 22 — Building Trades Expo, WesBanco Arena, 2 14th St., Wheeling.

Feb. 22 — Film, “The Real George Washington,” at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, 7 p.m., free.

Feb. 22-23 and March 1-4 — Hilltop Players production, “18 Victoria,” at Kelly Theatre, Hall of Fine Arts, West Liberty University, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-23; 7:30 p.m. March 1-3 and 3 p.m. March 4.

Feb. 23 — Show, “Shopkins Live!” at Capitol Theatre, 1015 Main St., Wheeling, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 23 — Art & Ale beer tasting, Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, 6:30 p.m.

Feb. 23 — Concert, Brass Unlimited, at Elbin Auditorium, College Hall, West Liberty University, 7 p.m., free.

Feb. 24 — Public Gardening Lecture Series, Maple Sugaring Workshop, at Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-noon.

Feb. 24 — Program, “Day of Reflection and Dialogue on Creating a Culture of Encounter,” at Mount St. Joseph library, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Feb. 24 — Science demonstration, “Magnetic Attraction,” at SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling, 1 p.m., free.

Feb. 24 — Relay for Life, Bethany College, 2 p.m.

Feb. 24 — Impressions of Hope Catholic Charities Gala, White Palace ballroom, Wheeling Park, 6-10 p.m.

Feb. 24 — Distill My Beating Heart, bourbon tasting, at Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, 5-7 p.m.

Feb. 24 — Concert, Hermie and Harry’s Dueling Pianos, at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St., Wheeling, 8 p.m.

Feb. 24 — Jazz at the Stifel series, Boilermaker Jazz Band, at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, 8 p.m.

Feb. 25 — Living Green Lecture Series, “Bird Populations in a Changing Environment,” presented by Dr. Jay Buckelew, at Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 2-3:30 p.m., free.

Feb. 25 — Concert, West Virginia University’s New World Ensemble, at Troy Theater, Swint Hall, Wheeling Jesuit University, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Feb. 26 — Program, “More Zendoodle Fun,” presented by Bev Beatty, at St. Joseph Retreat Center, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, 1-3 p.m.

Feb. 27 — Lunch With Books program, “Covered Bridges and Timber Framing in Appalachia,” presented by Jon Smith, at Ohio County Public Library auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, noon, free.

Feb. 28 — Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society’s Winter Lecture Series, “A Firearms History: Engraving With Hammer and Chisel,” presented by Larry Parker, at Bellaire Public Library, community room, 6 p.m., free.

Feb. 28 — Show, “The Price Is Right” Live, at Capitol Theatre, 1015 Main St., Wheeling, 7:30 p.m.

Compiled by Linda Comins