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Out & About

Lecture to Detail Bellaire Railroad Property News

On March 4, representatives of the Great Stone Viaduct Society plan to present important news regarding the effort to secure the railroad property where the abandoned portion of Great Stone Viaduct stands.The announcement will come during the Local History Winter Lecture Series, which is ...

New Series on Civil War to Begin Tuesday

The latest series in the People's University program at the Ohio County Public Library in Wheeling will focus on the closing battles of the Civil War, the assassination and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and the struggles of veterans returning from war.Classes will meet in the library's ...

Blues Music Award-Winner Coming to River City

Boise, Idaho, is hardly the place anyone would conjure up as a hotbed of soul music.But for John Nemeth, it's where his love for the genre began-and the starting point for a journey that's taken him from his first gigs fronting a teenaged band to five Blues Music Award nominations in 2013 ...

Heart Association Ball Set

The Heart Ball goes "Heart Rock" at the end of February for the Ohio Valley Division of the American Heart Association's largest fundraiser of the year.The 47th annual Ohio Valley Heart Ball will rock the hearts of many of the most benevolent on Saturday, Feb. 28 at Belmont Hills Country Club ...

Park Bluegrass Band at Holy Grounds

Holy Grounds Cafe will welcome the Wheeling Park High School Bluegrass Band to the stage on Thursday, Feb. 26.The coffeehouse is open from 7-9:30 p.m. For the first hour, the cafe offers open mic and welcomes local musicians to share a few songs. The bluegrass band will take the stage around 8 ...

Auditions Set for ‘Narnia: The Musical’

Auditions for the Hope Players production of "Narnia: The Musical" will be held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, and Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the Hopedale United Methodist Church, 237 Church St. in Hopedale. The show will be performed Friday, May 8 through Sunday, May 10 at Harrison East Elementary ...

Birding Expert to Teach Master Naturalist Class at Good Zoo

Any area residents interested in learning more about birds, trees, wildflower identification, and other nature topics can sign up now for the Master Naturalist Program.Local columnist and bird expert Scott Shalaway will teach a four-hour course about bird biology, identification and back-yard ...

WHAT’S GOING ON

Adrian Nilesat Down on Main StreetAlternative, blues and rock 'n' roll artist Adrian Niles and his band will be performing at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22 at Down on Main Street in North Wheeling.Niles and bandmates have been hard at work preparing for spring 2015 studio sessions in Nashville. The ...

‘Under Milk Wood’ at WLU

The drama, "Under Milk Wood," by Dylan Thomas, will be performed by West Liberty University students at Kelly Theatre. Curtain is 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday,?Feb. 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22.A 1954 play by the famous Welsh poet, "Under Milk Wood" began as a radio drama, commissioned by the ...

Film Society To Screen Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic Park’ At Franciscan

As part of its Great Directors Film Series, Franciscan University of Steubenville's Film Society will screen Steven Spielberg's science-fiction thriller, "Jurassic Park" (1993).The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. today in Anathan Theater, which is located in the lower level of Egan Hall. ...

Apollo’s Fire Trio To  Perform Baroque Music

Named for the classical god of music and the sun, Apollo's Fire is an orchestra of classical musicians from Cleveland dedicated to performing baroque music with passion and flair. Three Apollo's Fire musicians will perform a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22 at Franciscan University. The ...

Concert Artist Series Welcomes Dynamic Trio

West Liberty University's Concert Artist Series presents the dynamic new trio of flute, piano and percussion musicians as ASS3MBLY takes the stage, at 7 p.m., today in Elbin Auditorium, located in College Hall.Free and open to the public, the performance will include six new works by living ...

Unclaimed Shorts Film Festival At Towngate Cinema

Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre and Cinema will host the 2015 Unclaimed Shorts Film Festival at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21.Launched in 2012 by Blue Monkey Productions, the Unclaimed Shorts Film Festival allows local filmmakers from Western Pennsylvania and the Upper Ohio Valley the ...

O’Briens to Perform for Valentine’s Day WSO Concert

Beer, bluegrass and the O'Briens will brighten up a winter evening as the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra presents "Tim and Mollie O'Brien, a Homecoming" Saturday, Feb. 14, at the Capitol Theatre.Start Valentine's Day evening off at 6 p.m. with a beer tasting paired with food prepared by West ...

‘Sister Act’ Brings Joy to Audiences

Nancy Evans could start her own Joy Luck Club - not of the Chinese card-playing variety but rather a club for thankful performers who are thrilled with their work.Discussing her role of Sister Mary Lazarus on the national tour of "Sister Act," which stops at Wheeling's Capitol Theatre on ...

Garth Delivers

From the moment Garth Brooks stepped onto the stage at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh Saturday evening, he had the crowd in the palm of his hand. Or should I say the crowd had Garth.Either way, the results were electrifying. Brooks, sporting a Pittsburgh Penguins sweater, a wide grin and ...

‘Mobsters, Madams & Murder,’ Oh My!

Author Susan Guy will be at Lunch With Books at noon Tuesday at the Ohio County Public Library to discuss her book, "Mobsters, Madams & Murder in Steubenville, Ohio: The Story of Little Chicago."Gambling, prostitution and bootlegging have been going on in Steubenville for more than 100 ...

Flynn To Discuss Belmont Co. Authors

On Wednesday, Feb. 18, Tom Flynn will present "The Belmont County Authors, Poets and Writers," at the Local History Winter Lecture Series sponsored by the Bellaire Public Library and the Great Stone Viaduct Historical Education Society.Flynn, who recently retired from Ohio University Eastern ...

A Band Called Honalee At ArtsLink Concert

This year's annual ArtsLink Valentine's Day concert will feature A Band Called Honalee, a modern-day folk trio inspired by the legacy of folk singers Peter, Paul & Mary.The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 at the Lewis Wetzel Family Center in New Martinsville.Musically ...

Civil War Election Topic at Moundsville Library

President's Day at the Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library will feature a discussion of one of the most significant presidential elections in U.S. history. At 6 p.m. Monday, Feb.16, Roger Micker will present "The Election of 1864." This program is aimed at adults and older students. The ...