Calendar

Dec. 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, noon-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

Dec. 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (Exceptions: closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.)

Dec. 1-31 — Oglebay Institute’s Glass Museum, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (Exceptions: closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.)

Dec. 1-31 — Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Dec. 1-31 — 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. (Exception: closed Dec. 25.)

Dec. 1-31 — West Virginia Independence Hall, 1528 Market St., Wheeling, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, free. (Exception: closed Dec. 25.)

Dec. 1-31 — Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, free. (Exception: closed Dec. 25.)

Dec. 1-31 — 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.

Dec. 1-31 — 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.

Dec. 1-31 — Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum, 144 Kruger St., Wheeling, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Exception: closed Dec. 25.)

Dec. 1-29 — Oglebay Institute’s Holiday Art Show & Sale at Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, and at Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Stifel and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday at Schrader, free.

Dec. 1-Jan. 6 — Magic of Christmas tours, Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, 532 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, 1-4 p.m. Dec. 1-2; 5-8 p.m. Dec. 7; 1-4 p.m. Dec. 8-9; 5-8 p.m. Dec. 14; 1-4 p.m. Dec. 15-16; 5-8 p.m. Dec. 21; 1-4 p.m. Dec. 22-23; by appointment only, Dec. 24-Jan. 6.

Dec. 1 — Festival of Trees at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free. Special event: Children’s Breakfast Among the Trees, 9-10:15 a.m. or 10:45 a.m.-noon.

Dec. 1-Jan. 1 — Winter Festival of Lights, Oglebay Park, 5-10 p.m.

Dec. 1-31 — Decorating exhibit, “Holidays at the Mansion,” at Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (Exceptions: closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.)

Dec. 1-Jan. 5 — Christmas Wonderland, Fort Steuben Visitor Center, 120 S. Third St., Steubenville, 10 a,m.-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a,m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a,m.-6 p.m. Sunday. (Exceptions: closed Dec. 24-25, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.)

Dec. 1-Jan. 6 — Nutcracker Village, Historic Fort Steuben, 120 S. Third St., Steubenville.

Dec. 1-2, Dec. 7-9, Dec. 14-16, Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 28-30 — Advent Market, Historic Fort Steuben, 120 S. Third St., Steubenville. 3-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday.

Dec. 1 — Breakfast with Santa, Christ United Methodist Church, 1232 National Road, Wheeling, 9 a.m.

Dec. 1 — Craft show, Flushing fire hall, 104 E. High St., 9 a.m.

Dec. 1 — Christmas craft fair, Barnesville Elementary School, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Dec. 1 — Breakfast with Santa, Benedum Commons, Bethany College, 9-11 a.m.

Dec. 1 — Chester Hometown Christmas celebration: vendors on Carolina Avenue and craft show at American Legion, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; children’s events, City Park main pavilion, 10 a.m.-noon, free; chili cook-off, fire department, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; children’s bingo, Veterans of Foreign Wars, noon; parade, 3 p.m.

Dec. 1 — Saturday family series, “Paper Bag Princess,” activities and story time at Wheeling Country Day School, 8 Park Road, 10 a.m., free.

Dec. 1 — Christmas bazaar, Ruble United Methodist Church, 37 Ruby Ave., Wheeling, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Dec. 1 — Breakfast with Santa, to benefit A Child’s Place CASA, at Fort Steuben Mall, Steubenville, 10 a.m.-noon.

Dec. 1 — Handmade Holiday event, Wheeling Artisan Center, 1400 Main St., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Dec. 1 — Christmas in the Village tour of Elizabeth House, Samuel Gill House, Renyard-McCrea home and Bone Store, Mount Pleasant, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dec. 1 — Christmas parade, Cadiz Road, Flushing, 11 a.m.

Dec. 1 — Science demonstration, “Make and Take a Santa-copter,” at SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling, 1 p.m., free.

Dec. 1 — Christmas tour of homes, St. Clairsville, 2-7 p.m.

Dec. 1 — Christmas parade, Carolina Avenue, Chester, 3 p.m.

Dec. 1 — Christmas parade, East Liverpool, 5 p.m.

Dec. 1 — Christmas parade, Barnesville, 5:30 p.m.

Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 8-9 — “Wooden Heart Follies II: The Wooden Boy,” original Nutcracker Village musical, at Sycamore Youth Center, 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, 6 p.m.

Dec. 1-6 — Senior exhibition, Nutting Art Gallery, Hall of Fine Arts, West Liberty University, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, free.

Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 7-8 — Play, “Miracle on 34th Street,” at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St., Wheeling, 7 p.m. Dec. 1; 3 p.m. Dec. 2; 7 p.m. Dec. 7-8.

Dec. 1 — Mountain Moon Coffeehouse, Crandall Creek, at Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, 7 p.m.

Dec. 1 — Wheeling Jamboree Christmas show, Capitol Theatre, 1015 Main St., Wheeling, 7 p.m.

Dec. 1 — An Ohio Valley Christmas concert, performed by Artists on Call, at Strand Theatre, 811 Fifth St., Moundsville, 7 p.m.

Dec. 1 — Concert, Angela Perley and the Howlin’ Moons, at Albert S. George Youth Center, Barnesville Memorial Park, 8 p.m.

Dec. 2, Dec. 9 and Dec. 16 — Ballet, “The Nutcracker,” performed by School of Dance, at Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Dec. 2 — Christmas parade, South Lincoln Avenue, Bridgeport, 2 p.m.

Dec. 2 — Christmas parade, Shadyside, 2 p.m.

Dec. 2 — West Liberty University Singers and Choral Scholars concert, St. Mark Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger St., Wheeling, 2:30 p.m., free.

Dec. 2 — Santa’s holiday workshop, Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 3 p.m.

Dec. 2 — Advent Procession of Lessons and Carols, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 1410 Chapline St., Wheeling, 4 p.m., free.

Dec. 2 — University Chorale concert, “Sounds of the Season,” in Tony and Nina Gentile Gallery, J.C. Williams Center, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 4 p.m., free.

Dec. 2-10 — HANUKKAH.

Dec. 3 — ArtsLink’s concert series, “The Nutcracker” presented by Mid Ohio Valley Ballet, at Lincoln Theater, 242 Main St., New Martinsville, 7 p.m.

Dec. 4 — Buffalo Seminary case study sessions with the Rev. Cherisna Jean-Marie, Phillips Hall, Bethany College, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dec. 4 — Lunch With Books program, “Pronounced Dead: The Executions at the West Virginia Penitentiary,” presented by author C.J. Plogger, at Ohio County Public Library auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, noon, free.

Dec. 4 — Christmas dinner party, Hancock County Senior Services, Gas Valley Road, New Cumberland, 5 p.m.

Dec. 4 — Book program, “Wicked Women of Ohio,” presented by author Jane Ann Turzillo, at St. Clairsville Public Library, 108 W. Main St., 6 p.m., free.

Dec. 4, Dec. 13 and Dec. 18 — People’s University course, “Human Rights,” at Ohio County Public Library auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, 7 p.m., free.

Dec. 4 — Light Up Warwood Night, Garden Park, Warwood Avenue, Wheeling, 7 p.m., free.

Dec. 4 — World music concert, Elbin Auditorium, College Hall, West Liberty University, 7 p.m., free.

Dec. 4 — Advent Service of Lessons and Carols, Christ the King Chapel, Franciscan University of Steubenville, 7 p.m., free.

Dec. 5 — Cookies with Santa, Bellaire Public Library, 330 32nd St., 5-7 p.m., free.

Dec. 5 — West Liberty University band concert, St. Mark Lutheran Church, 141 Kruger St., Wheeling, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 5 — Christmas sing-along, Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., 6:30-7:30 p.m., free.

Dec. 6 — Book signing, “Early Businesses of Moundsville,” by Gary Rider and Roseanna Keller, at Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., 4-6 p.m., free.

Dec. 6 — Cookies and crafts with Santa, Grand Vue Park banquet hall, Moundsville, 6-8 p.m.

Dec. 6 — A Sweetheart Christmas, presented by Honky Tonk Sweethearts, at Undo’s, 51130 National Road, St. Clairsville, 6 p.m.

Dec. 6 — Advent Evening by the Fire, led by Sister Mary Clark, at St. Joseph Retreat Center, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, 7 p.m.

Dec. 6 — Hee Haw Country Christmas show, Barnesville High School auditorium, 7 p.m.

Dec. 6-9 — Hilltop Players production, “The Secret in the Wings,” at Kelly Theatre, Hall of Fine Arts, West Liberty University, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6-8 and 3 p.m. Dec. 9.

Dec. 7-8 — Victorian Christmas tea, Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, 532 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, seatings at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 7 and 11:30 a.m. Dec. 8.

Dec. 7 — Women’s Perceptions of World War II film series, “Joyeux Noel,” at Brooke County Public Library, 945 Main St., Wellsburg, noon, free.

Dec. 7 — First Friday, downtown and Center Wheeling, 4:30-10:30 p.m.

Dec. 7 — Gallery Hop and opening of exhibitions, work by Mike Swartzmiller, Diana Wagner and Laura Bitely in Studio Gallery and work by Martins Ferry Middle and High School students in North Gallery, at Artworks Around Town, Centre Market, 2200 Market St., Wheeling, 5:30-8 p.m., free.

Dec. 7 — StarWatch at SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling, 5:30-8 p.m., free; First Friday music with Kim West and Friends, 6-8 p.m., free.

Dec. 7-9 — Festival of Sound, J.B. Chambers Performing Arts Center, Wheeling Park High School, 7 p.m. Dec. 7-8 and 2 p.m. Dec. 9.

Dec. 7 — Premiere of documentary, “Moundsville: An American Story,” at Strand Theatre, 811 Fifth St., Moundsville, 7 p.m.

Dec. 7 — Concert, Moonbeau with Weird Lightning, at Albert S. George Youth Center, Barnesville Memorial Park, 8 p.m.

Dec. 7-28 — Exhibitions, New Members Show by Mike Swartzmiller, Diana Wagner and Laura Bitely in Studio Gallery and work by Martins Ferry Middle and High School 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.

Dec. 8 — Breakfast with Santa, Simpson United Methodist Church, 800 Seventh St., Moundsville, 9 a.m.

Dec. 8 — Advent Day of Reflection, “Praying Gospel Passages with the Help of Master Painters,” led by the Rev. Harry Geib, S.J., at Mount St. Joseph chapel, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Dec. 8 — Christmas Market, Warwood School, Viking Drive, Wheeling, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dec. 8 — Christmas Art Festival, J.T. Karaffa Elementary School, Toronto, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 — Holiday tea luncheons, Eckhart House, 810 Main St., Wheeling, noon.

Dec. 8 — Christmas parade, Steubenville, noon.

Dec. 8 — Science demonstration, “Sounds Like the Holidays” featuring Wheeling Symphony Orchestra brass ensemble, at SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling, 1 p.m., free.

Dec. 8 — Victorian Christmas open house, Elmhurst, 1228 National Road, Wheeling, 1-3 p.m., free.

Dec. 8 — Christmas tea, Elizabeth House, Mount Pleasant, 1-4 p.m.

Dec. 8 — WSO on the GO, string quartet holiday concert, at Hickman Lounge, Wilson Lodge, Oglebay Park, 3 p.m., free.

Dec. 8 and Dec. 15 — Candy cane hunts, Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 4-5 p.m.

Dec. 8 — Christmas tree lighting, Flushing fire hall, 104 E. High St., 5 p.m.; flag raising, 5:30 p.m.; Reflections band performance, 7 p.m.

Dec. 8 — Christmas parade, New Cumberland, 5 p.m.

Dec. 8 — Christmas parade, Lake and Virginia streets, Bethesda, 5 p.m.

Dec. 8 — Christmas tree lighting, caroling and cookies with Santa, Bethesda clock plaza, 6 p.m.

Dec. 8 — Christmas parade, Rayland, 6 p.m.

Dec. 8 — Bluegrass concert, Donna Ulisse, at Strand Theatre, 811 Fifth St., Moundsville, 7 p.m.

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

Dec. 9 — Artists On Call holiday marketplace, American Legion, 3809 Central Ave., Shadyside, noon-4 p.m.

Dec. 9 — Concert, Echo Valley, at Oak Glen Little Theatre, 195 Golden Bear Drive, New Cumberland, 3 p.m.

Dec. 9 — Live Nativity, Starkdale Presbyterian Church, Steubenville, 5-7:30 p.m., free.

Dec. 10 — Book review, “The Big Greek: The Rise and Fall of Bill Lias,” presented by Jeanne Finstein and Judi Hendrickson, at Ohio County Public Library auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, 7 p.m., free.

Dec. 11 — Lunch With Books program, “Woman in Red Anorak,” presented by West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman, at Ohio County Public Library auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, noon, free.

Dec. 11 — Bluegrass Jam, SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling, 7-9 p.m., free.

Dec. 12 — Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours at Wheeling Island Hotel, Casino, Racetrack, 5-7 p.m.

Dec. 12 — Program, “The Story of Santa Claus,” presented by Tony M. Music, at Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library, 700 Fifth St., 6-7 p.m., free.

Dec. 13 — Pittsburgh Puppet Works holiday show, St. Clairsville Public Library, 108 W. Main St., 6 p.m., free.

Dec. 13 — Geminids Meteor Shower and StarWatch, ZipLine Aerial Adventure Park, Shelter 1, Grand Vue Park, Moundsville, 11:30 p.m. Dec. 13-3 a.m. Dec. 14, free.

Dec. 14 — Partners in Prevention conference, Acker Science Center, Wheeling Jesuit University, 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Dec. 14 — Community Carol Sing, outside Oglebay Institute’s Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, 6-8 p.m., free.

Dec. 14 — Holiday wine tasting, Oglebay Institute’s Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Dec. 14 — Family Service Upper Ohio Valley concert, “A Family Christmas,” with Ron Retzer Trio and 1170 Band, at Capitol Theatre, 1015 Main St., Wheeling, 7 p.m.

Dec. 15 — Breakfast with Santa, Harding Middle School, Steubenville, 9-10:30 a.m.

Dec. 15 — Commencement at Academic, Sports and Recreation Complex, West Liberty University, 11 a.m.

Dec. 15 — Christmas Extravaganza, Cove Presbyterian Church, Weirton, noon-4 p.m.

Dec. 15 — Science demonstration, “Snow Flake Science,” at SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling, 1 p.m., free.

Dec. 15 — Christmas musical show, Victoria Vaudeville Theater, 1228 Market St., Wheeling, 7 p.m.

Dec. 15 — Holiday concert, Bridge & Tunnel Collective, at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St., Wheeling, 8 p.m.

Dec. 15 — Concert, Aaron Lewis, at The Harv, Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, Newell, 8 p.m.

Dec. 16-17 — One-act play, “The Santaland Diaries,” at Strand Theatre, 811 Fifth St., Moundsville, 7 p.m.

Dec. 17 — Holiday movie, “The Polar Express,” rated G, at Ohio County Public Library auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, 6 p.m., free.

Dec. 17 — Drumming program, St. Joseph Retreat Center, 137 Mount St. Joseph Road, Wheeling, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Dec. 17 — Concert, Todd Albright with Adrian Niles, at Albert S. George Youth Center, Barnesville Memorial Park, 8 p.m.

Dec. 18 — Lunch With Books program, Christmas with Yodeling Dick Brooks, at Ohio County Public Library auditorium, 52 16th St., Wheeling, noon, free.

Dec. 19 — Broadway at the Capitol series, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, at Capitol Theatre, 1015 Main St., Wheeling, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 21 — Winter Solstice StarWatch, SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling, 6 p.m., free.

Dec. 21 — Christmas cabaret and sing-along, Strand Theatre, 811 Fifth St., Moundsville, 7 p.m.

Dec. 21 — Third Friday performance, Artworks Around Town, Centre Market, 2200 Market St., Wheeling, 7 p.m., free

Dec. 22 — Christmas bird count, Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Dec. 22 — Science demonstration, “Christmas Ornament Science,” at SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling, 1 p.m., free.

Dec. 22-23 — Ballet, “The Nutcracker,” performed by School of Dance, at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Theatre, 2118 Market St., Wheeling, 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Dec. 22 — Show, Celebrating a B.E. Taylor Christmas, at Capitol Theatre, 1015 Main St., Wheeling, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 24 — CHRISTMAS EVE.

Dec. 25 — CHRISTMAS.

Dec. 26-31 — KWANZAA.

Dec. 27 — Film, “Davis Bottom: Rare History, Valuable Life,” at Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville, 7 p.m., free.

Dec. 28 — Paws for a Cause benefit concert, Strand Theatre, 811 Fifth St., Moundsville, 7 p.m.

Dec. 28-30 — Exhibition on Screen, “Renoir: Revered and Reviled,” at Oglebay Institute’s Towngate Art House Cinema, 2118 Market St., Wheeling, 7 p.m. Dec. 28; 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 29; 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Dec. 30.

Dec. 29 — Science demonstration, “New Year’s Celebration Science,” at SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling, 1 p.m., free.

Dec. 31 — NEW YEAR’S EVE.

Compiled by Linda Comins

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