Out and About

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

Dec. 21-22 — Concerts, “I Will Remember, B.E. Taylor Christmas,” at Capitol Theater, 1015 Main St., Wheeling, 7:30 p.m.

Dec. 21-30 — New members’ art exhibition by Eric Dye and Gerald Nichols in Studio Gallery and work by Martins Ferry Middle 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. 21-30 — Holiday art show and sale, 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, and at Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, noon-5 p.m. daily.

Dec. 21-Jan. 11 — Art exhibition, “Memories and Mud Pies,” work by Betsy Cox and Cheryl Ryan Harshman, at Wheeling Artisan Center, Loft Gallery, 1400 Main St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, free.

Dec. 21-31 — Holidays at the Mansion, 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; exception: closed Dec. 25.

Dec. 21-Jan. 1 — Gingerbread houses and entertainment, Crispin Center club room, Oglebay Park, 5-9 p.m.

Dec. 21-Jan. 1 — Light and Music Extravaganza, Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Dec. 21-Jan. 1 — Winter Festival of Lights, Oglebay Park, 5-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Dec. 21-Jan. 1 — Straw mazes for tykes and teens, Crispin Center, Oglebay Park, 2-9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 2-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, free.

Dec. 21-Jan. 1 — Children’s holiday train rides, Crispin Center, Oglebay Park, 5-9 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Dec. 21-Jan. 1 — Family holiday wagon rides, Crispin Center, Oglebay Park, 5-9 p.m.

Dec. 21-Jan. 7 — Nutcracker Village, Historic Fort Steuben, 120 S. Third St., Steubenville, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Dec. 22-24 and Dec. 29-31 — Advent Market, Historic Fort Steuben, 120 S. Third St., Steubenville, 3-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday.

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

Dec. 23 — Science demonstration, “How Does Santa Get Down the Chimney,” at SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling, 1 p.m., free.

Dec. 24 — CHRISTMAS EVE.

Dec. 25 — CHRISTMAS.

Dec. 26-31 — KWANZAA.

Dec. 26-Jan. 10 — Magic of Christmas tours, Belmont County Victorian Mansion Museum, 532 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville, by reservation only.

Dec. 28 — Fort Henry Commemoration speaker series, “The McColloch Family,” presented by Margaret Brennan and Robert A. McColloch, at West Virginia Independence Hall, 1528 Market St., Wheeling, 5:30 p.m., free.

Dec. 29 — Fifth Friday Science Lecture, “Introducing the Clarke Park,” at SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling, 6-7 p.m., free.

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

Dec. 30 — Abbey Road, Beatles tribute show, at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort, Newell, 8 p.m.

Dec. 31 — NEW YEAR’S EVE.

Compiled by Linda Comins

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