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.
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
January is “GO” Month – Get Organized.
January 1 Happy New Year 2017!
Jan 7 Annual 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.
January 3 Spring term registration begins at WVU Community Music Program. Classes start Jan. 17. 304-293-6946. http://music.wvu.edu/cmp
Janaury 4 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
January 16 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observed on the third Monday in January.
January 29 French Cooking Class MyKitchenWV, 3391 Grafton Road, Morgantown, WV. 5-8 p.m. Make some crepes, cook with wine and throw in some butter and eggs. This class will cover classic French recipes with names that are hard to pronounce but fun, delicious; and, here’s the secret, its not hard to do. We will make some desserts, appetizers and entrees that are sure to please your family. 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. 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 2 is Groundhog Day
February 3 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 3-4 Monster Jam 2017 Charleston Civic Center Coliseum, Charleston, WV. http://www.charlestonwvciviccenter.com for info and tickets.
February 5 2016 Super Bowl Sunday
February 14 Valentine’s Day. Don’t forget to tell those who are special in your life just how special they are.
February 17 Random Acts of Kindness Day
Feb 17-18 48th Annual WV Outdoor 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 18 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 20 President’s Day
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 24-26 Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream Nothing can stop a princess from a courageous adventure when Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream skates into to your hometown. Join your hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they share the heroic stories of four of your favorite Disney Princesses. Laugh along with Disney’s hair-raising escapade, Tangled, as Rapunzel, Flynn and Maximus embark on an uproarious expedition that soars to new heights! Travel to the enchanted forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as she escapes from the Evil Queen. Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! Watch as Cinderella’s dreams come true with a little help from her animal friends and the Fairy Godmother. Boogie to the beat of the bayou with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen from Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, in a magical, musical journey. Make memories your whole family will treasure for a lifetime, while dancing and singing along, as the Disney Princesses inspire you to Dream Big! http://www.charlestonwvciviccenter.com for info and tickets.
Feb 25 5th Annual 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.
February 28 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.
March 14 Deadline to reserve your camp ad in the 2017 Summer Camps & Programs Guide and Directory in the WVKIDS issue of WV Family. Camps advertising in the WVKIDS 2017 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/
*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 1, 2017.