February/March 2016

February/March 2016


WVU Community Music Program ongoing registration. Morgantown, WV. Group classes and private music lessons, community music events, summer camps, and more. 304-293-6946. http://music.wvu.edu/community_music_program.

Horseback Riding – Open Year Round – Mountain Trail Rides 255 Freeland , Davis, WV. Horseback riding in the beautiful mountains of Canaan Valley, WV. 304-866-4652 www.mountaintrailrides.com.

Morgantown Ice Arena Skating Rink 1001 Mississippi St., Morgantown, WV. Public skate sessions, lessons offered – beginner and advanced, figure skating, ice hockey, locker room parties. 304-296-8356 http://www.boparc.org/ice-arena.html

kitties feathered 2P.U.R.R. WV Adoption Events are ongoing at various locations around North Central WV. P.U.R.R. WV is a no-kill cat rescue Please go to http://www.purrwv.org/html/events.html for dates and locations.

Train Rides at Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad Elkins, WV. Mountain rail adventures any time of the year. Mtn-rail.com or call 866-874-7653.

Monongalia County Health Department WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Program) 1000 Elmer Prince Drive, Morgantown, WV. Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30. Evening appointments available. 304-598-5181.

Low section view of a person wearing ice skatesIce-skate Arenas in WV. See our list of at – http://wvfamilyonline.com/ice-skating-arenas-in-wv/

Winter Activities Guide – Go to: http://wvfamilyonline.com/winter-activities-guide/ for great outdoor and indoor activities to help you enjoy family time together during the winter months.

Longest Sled Run on the East Coast – Blackwater Falls State Park Davis, WV.  Sled run includes the new Wonder Carpet conveyor system to take sledders effortlessly back to the top.  www.blackwaterfalls.com.

Penguins on Parade – Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, 1 Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA.  11:30 Saturdays and Sundays in January and February.  See our penguins strut their stuff along the pathway at 11:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the winter months, weather permitting. Call 412-665-3640 for more information or to see if the penguins will be out on a given day.  http://www.pittsburghzoo.org




hearts_2009_02February is American Heart Month. It is a good time to remember that heart disease affects men and women alike.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Healthy gums can greatly affect your heart health. For children dental health tips, please see our page “Keeping Your Child’s Teeth Healthy” at  http://wvfamilyonline.com/keeping-your-childs-teeth-healthy/

February 7   2016 Super Bowl Sunday

February 2 is Groundhog Day

February 5  National Wear Red Day  Heart disease and stroke do not just affect men.  Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it is preventable.  Wear red to show your support for saving women’s lives.  Show your support on social media by using #GoRed.  https://www.goredforwomen.org/wearredday/

Feb 12-14   47th Annual WV Sports Show Charleston Civic Center, Charleston, WV. the area’s largest indoor displays of new RVs, fifth wheels, Class A, B & C motorhomes, trailers, toy haulers, and pop-ups, along with recreational vehicles, personal water crafts, and ATV’s. http://www.charlestonwvciviccenter.com

5_53February 14 Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to tell those who are special in your life just how special they are.

February 20  Bridal Fair  Morgantown Mall, Morgantown, WV.  10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Annual bridal show with vendors to start planning your big day.  First 50 brides to sign up at the registry table will receive a free bridal goody bag.  Sign up for door prizes.

February 15 President’s Day

February 17 Random Acts of Kindness Day

February 18-21 Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate  Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt is bringing a colossal party on ice to your hometown!  This all-new show visits Charleston from February 18 to 21 for eight performances at the Charleston Civic Center. Tickets are on sale nowAudiences are invited to make an ordinary day extraordinary and enjoy some of the world’s most popular festivities, including a winter wonderland with Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains, a Hawaiian luau with Lilo and Stitch, a Royal Ball with the Disney Princesses, a Very Merry Unbirthday Party and more in one action-packed and positively unforgettable celebration!  http://www.charlestonwvciviccenter.com for info and tickets.

February 20 Love Your Pet Day A day to love and pamper your pet, after all – pets are good for your health! If you don’t have a pet, contact a local animal shelter and volunteer (or adopt).

February 24 Deadline to reserve your camp ad in the 2016 Summer Camps & Programs Guide and Directory in the April/May issue of WV Family. Camps advertising in the Apr/May issue will also be listed in our Online Camp Fair. Call today! 304-472-4528.  See our ONLINE CAMP FAIR here – http://wvfamilyonline.com/online-camp-fair/

February 25  Spay Day USA This is an annual observance to bring attention to the pet overpopulation problem in the US. According to American Humane Society, 5 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. 60% of dogs and 70% of cats from animal shelters are euthanized every year because there is no space in these shelters. Spay or neuter your pet, and donate to help spay and neuter shelters animals who are waiting for a furrever home.

Feb 27  Cardboard and Duct Tape Sled Racing – Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis, WV.  Every tool box has it! Duct Tape. Make a sled of cardboard and duct tape and bring to the Blackwater Falls for the second annual Duct Tape and Cardboard Sled Race. Design and construct a person powered, corrugated cardboard sled able to withstand the down hill fun on the Blackwater Falls sled run. Awards for best design and team spirit.  304-259-5216.  http://www.blackwaterfalls.com/special.htm.



March is

Music in our Schools Month
National Nutrition Month
National Youth Art Month
National Reading Awareness Month


Mar 5-6 15th Annual WV Fishing, Hunting, and Outdoor Show Ruby Community Center, Mylan Park, Morgantown, WV. Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Over 150 vendor from boats, sports equipment, camping equipment, game calls, knives, and much more. For more information please visit www.wvoutdoorsportsshow.com.

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Mar 13 Daylight Saving Time Begins – Remember to Spring Forward!

Mar 11-13 2016 Morgantown Homeshow  Mylan Expo Center, Morgantown, WV.  12 a.m.-7 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday. This year’s show will be bigger and better than last year, in which attendance was phenomenal. Admission is free. Register to win prizes! 304-599-0850. www.morgantownhomeshow.com.

Mar 17  Happy St. Patrick’s Day pot_and_clover

Mar 20 Sensitive Bunny Meadowbrook Mall, 2399 Meadowbrook Rd., Bridgeport, WV. 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. A special visit with the Easter Bunny for children with Autism or sensory-disorders. 304-983-6200 www.morgantownmall.com.


Mar 26 Easter Egg-stravaganza Cacopon Resort State Park Annual Easter egg hunt, a special visit with the Easter Bunny, egg ornament crafts, and egg coloring. 304-258-1022.

Mar 26 Easter Egg Hunt Twin Falls Resort State Park 1 p.m. At the mphitheater/ballfield. More than 1,000 eggs. Cost is $1 per child. Bring your Easter baskets. Bundle up in case of cooler weather. 304-294-4000.

Mar 26 Easter Egg Hunt Tygart Lake State Park. Fun for the whole family. Bring your children for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Tygart Lake State Parks Nature Center area  304-265-6148.


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Mar 26  Cotton Tail Express Town Square, Elkins, WV.  11 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Kids, dressed in their Easter best, join Peter Cottontail and a parade of Easter animals on a 1.5 hour round trip hop down the rails.  Face painting, games, merriment and surprises! www.Mtn-Rail.com.

Mar 27 Easter Sunday

hareMar 27 Easter Weekend at North Bend State Park Visit the Easter Bunny and join in for an egg hunt on the grounds of North Bend State Park. This spring weekend provides fun and games for all ages. 304-634-2931.
Apr 2 Women’s Expo Morgantown Mall, Morgantown, WV 10 p.m. – 4 p.m. Visit with vendors and gather important information on health, beauty, home decor, crafts, and more! Plus, prize giveaways and demonstrations will go on throughout the day! 304-983-6200 www.morgantownmall.com


*Information about events is subject to change. Please use the listed contact information for more details on events.

Deadline for calendar events in our next calendar edition is March 21, 2016.

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