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
P.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.
Ice-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.
**NEW** (Grand Opening – 1/21/15) – 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.
National Staying Healthy Month – See our Jan/Feb digital edition on our main page. This is our Family Health edition. You will find many articles and tips for everyone in the family.
January is Cervical Cancer Screening Month Remember to take some time out now so you will have time later.
January is “GO” Month – Get Organized.
January 1 Happy New Year 2015!
Jan 3 Little Princess Ball North Bend State Park Cairo, WV. Bring your little princess to this father – daughter weekend. Celebrate with dancing, music, arts and crafts, and more. 304-643-2931. www.northbendsp.com.
Jan 3 Munchkins, Munchies & a Movie – Tygart Lake State Park, Grafton, WV. Call it “Date Night” or simply peace and quiet for adults. Children dine in the conference room while watching a family oriented movie, while parents enjoy their “adult dinner” at the Boston Beanery. Pizza, drinks, movie and popcorn for the kids. Peace and quiet during a meal for adults at the Boston Beanery-Priceless! 304-256-6144. http://www.tygartlake.com/events.htm.
January 5 Spring term registration begins at WVU community Music Program. 304-293-6946. http://music.wvu.edu/community_muisc_program.
Janaury 5 Spring classes begin at Morgantown Dance Studio, Morgantown, WV. New Foundations for ages 2-6. Ballet, modern, tap, and more. Children and adult. All levels. 304-292-3266. www.morgantowndance.org
Jan 16-18 Winter Wonderland Weekend – North Bend Park, Cairo, WV. Outdoor winter sports will include sleigh riding (weather permitting), winter hikes and other winter activities! We will be enjoying a program Friday evening followed by a family dessert contest and hot beverage bar around the fireplace. Weekend activities include crafts, games, bingo, hikes, music, and more. Preregistration required. 304-558-2754. http://www.northbendsp.com
Jan 18 WVU vs. PITT Hockey South Charleston Memorial Ice Arena, South Charleston, WV. 6:00 p.m. State-of-the-art facility is located at the Shops of Trace Fork, along Corridor G (U.S. Route 119 S) with plenty of free parking. Heated seating area that will accommodate up to 500 spectators. Call ahead for tickets. (304) 744-4ICE for more information. http://cityofsouthcharleston.com/memorial-ice-arena/
January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observed on the third Monday in January.
January 24 Miranda Lambert in Concert Charleston Civic Center Coliseum, Charleston, WV. 7:30 p.m. Go to http://www.charlestonwvciviccenter.com for info and tickets.
January 29 WV Comfort Foods Cooking Class MyKitchenWV, 3391 Grafton Road, Morgantown, WV. 6-9 p.m. Home cooking at its best. Country fried chicken, cobblers, homemade biscuits, fast mac-n-cheese… to name a few. 304-241-4901. www.mykitchenwv.com.
February 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. See page 15 for children dental health tips.
February 1, 2015 Super Bowl Sunday
February 2 is Groundhog Day
February 2 Deadline to reserve your camp ad in the 2015 Summer Camps & Programs Guide and Directory in the March/April issue of WV Family. Camps advertising in the Mar/Apr issue will also be listed in our Online Camp Fair. Call today! 304-472-4528.
February 6 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/
February 8 Spring Bridal Extravaganza Meadowbrook Mall, Bridgeport, WV. 11a.m.-3 p.m. One-day, one-stop-shopping event for brides. 304.842.5441. http://www.meadowbrookmall.com.
Feb 13-15 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
February 13-15 Sports & Leisure Show Meadowbrook Mall, Bridgeport, WV. Mall hours. Outdoor equipment, recreational vehicles and more will be on display. The event is presented by Creative Promotions. 304.842.5441. http://www.meadowbrookmall.com.
February 14 Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to tell those who are special in your life just how special they are.
February 14 Bridal Bazaar 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 16 President’s Day
February 17 Random Acts of Kindness Day
February 19-22 Disney on Ice Treasure Trove Charleston Civic Center Coliseum, Charleston, WV. This show full of Disney treasures to remember. Your favorite Disney princesses: Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Aurora, Tiana, Mulan and, of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Plus Rapunzel and Flynn, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, Simba, Nala, Timon, and Pumbaa. And Alice and the Mad Hatter. 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 22 & 28 Disney’s My Son Pinocchio Actor’s Guild of Parkersburg, 724 Market Str., Parkersburg, WV. This musical retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective. 2/22 @ 2:30 p.m. 2/28 @ 9 a.m. http://www.actors-guild.com/guild-builders.html
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.
February 26 Harry Connick, Jr. Performance at The Clay Center, Charleston, WV. 7:30 p.m. Pianist, vocalist, composer, band leader, actor and philanthropist, Harry Connick, Jr. has received awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small as well as the Broadway stage. www.theclaycenter.org.
Feb 28 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 1 Coach Purse Bingo at Knights of Columbus, Fairmont, WV. Doors open at 1 p.m., Bingo starts at 2 p.m. This event is a fund-raising event for Maddie’s Angels – a non-profit organization providing spaying, neutering, and care of injured animals. Maddie was a small Momma dog that was shot in the head along with 4 of her puppies in Rachel , WV in 2012. Advanced tickets $20. Tickets at the door $25. Tickets can be purchased from 8th Street Confectionery, Middletown Animal Clinic or Hometown Hotdogs in Fairmont. Or by calling 304-612-1091 or 304-612-7729. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 304-612-7729.
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Deadline for calendar events in our next issue is Feb 12, 201 – which will be on shelves March/April
and is also our ANNUAL SUMMER CAMPS & PROGRAMS GUIDE AND DIRECTORY.
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