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The Great Gatsby by Montana Repertory Theatre

Date:Tuesday, April 2nd

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Location: The Clay Center

Event Details: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s world-renowned story of the Roaring Twenties comes to life on stage. Experience the fervor of Jay Gatsby’s energy – tempered only by the charms of Daisy Buchanan – and the disarming humility of the naive Nick Carraway as they navigate the temptations promised by the American Dream.


Cottontail Express

Date:Saturday, April 4th

Time: 11:00 – 1:00 pm

Location: Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad

Event Details: Bring the kids dressed in their Easter best to meet Peter Cottontail on the Train. Join the Easter parade of animals in a mad search for that hippity, hoppity Bunny. This hop down the rails includes face painting, singing and general merriment. (1.5 hour Round Trip) Departs Elkins Depot: 11 am and 1 pm Ticket Price: (Train Ride Only). Adult $40.00 Children(4-11) $35.00 and Children under 4 Free.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Date: Saturday, April 4th

Time: 8:00 -11:00 a.m.

Location: Robin’s Nest Travel Center (Directly off I-79 exit 105)

Event Details: Bring the kids to visit with the Easter Bunny and enjoy a great breakfast buffet. Every child will receive an Easter Treat bag and a picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Adult buffet $7.99, Kids eat free. Limit of 2 adult buffets per kid for $7.99 additional adult buffet can be purchased for $9.99. Adults with no children buffet will be $9.99. $3.00 of your adult buffet purchase will benefit Lewis County Relay for Life. Questions call 304-884-7095.

National Tartan Day!

Date: Monday, April 6th

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Location: Meagher’s Pub

Event Details: Tartan Day was observed on April 6, 1997 for the first time in U.S. history. The date of April 6 commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, which asserted Scotland's sovereignty over English territorial claims, and which was an influence on the American Declaration of Independence. It is a day that will be observed so long as there are Scots who care about their heritage. 

Stained Glass Classes

Date: April 9, 10, or 11th

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Arthurdale

Event Details: Dave Houser is returning to Arthurdale to teach ather series of Stained Glass Classes. Students will be able to select the colors of both the tube and the color wheels, meaning each person will walk away with a truly unique final product. The cost is $50.00 for members and $60.00 for non-members. There are only 8 spots for each day so be sure to sign up soon!

Register by emailing us at ahi@arthurdaleheritage.org or calling us at the office 304-869-3959.


School of the Longhunter

Date: April 9, 10, 11, and 12th (Thursday- Sunday)

Location: Pricketts Fort

Event Details: An intense weekend of instruction and exploring the role of early frontiersmen on the American frontier. Speakers will focus on the frontier skills of the longhunter. Space is limited and registration required. . Fort (Max 100) PFMF Members $54, Non-members $60 Register on-line www.prickettsfort.org/shop


Annual Spring Buckwheat and Sausage Breakfast

Date: Saturday, April 11th

Time: 8:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Location: Benedum Civic Center

Event Details: The Bridgeport Kiwanis announce the Annual Spring Buckwheat and Sausage Community Breakfast is set for Saturday, April 11, 2015 in downtown Bridgeport at the conveniently located Benedum Civic Center. 8 a.m. until Noon. Tickets at the door $7. Takeouts available. Bridgeport High school Key Club members will assist with the serving. Delicious Special Recipe Old Fashioned Buckwheat Cakes, Maple Syrup, and fine Sausage. Plenty of free parking and Handicapped Accessible. A popular Community Event and Fundraiser for the Bridgeport Kiwanis. For further information call Rich Bailey at 304 842 3436 or Susan Lawrence at 304 842 6681.

Doggie Easter Egg Hunt

Date: Saturday, April 11th

Time: 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Clarksburg Dog Park/VA Park                                    

Event Details: 7th Annual Doggie Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 11th, 2015 Clarksburg Dog Park at the VA Park Registration by Donation Only Registration starting at 12 Games with your dog from 12-1 Egg Hunt starts at 1 Pet Helpers Inc Adoption Event 12-4 Play some games and hunt treat-filled eggs with your dog. Also, if you are looking for a furry companion come check out Pet Helpers Inc. and their adoptable animals. Find us on facebook: WVDogs & Pet Helpers Inc.

82nd Wheeling Jamboree

Date: Saturday, April 11th

Location: Wheeling

Event Details: Meet and greet some of the stars of the Jamboree at a special, private dinner prior to the show. Performers are Jamboree Patriarch Darnell Miller, Georgette Jones, Bluegrass Mountaineers, Steve Smith Band, Jim Wilson, and Shelby Nestler, National Pike Pickers, Rachael Whitcomb and Andrea Call. The buses will pick up in Weston, Bridgeport, Fairmont, La Vale, Friendsville, and Morgantown. The price of 135 dollars includes a seat on the motorcoach, buffet dinner, private meet-and-greet, and reserved seating for the Wheeling Jamboree show. To make reservations, call Katie at 301-616-6143 by April 4th. Seating is limited. Don’t miss the fun!

Health Walk

Date: Monday, April 13th

Time: 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Location: Nutter Fort Park

Event Details: Health Walk sponsored by the Harrison County Community Education Outreach Service. All are welcome. Bring a friend!

Look Up In the Sky

Date: Saturday, April 14th

Time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Location: Highland Clarksburg Hospital

Event Details: Highland Hospital will be hosting a ceremony for substance abuse awareness. Pizza and drinks will be provided for all that attend. Booths will be set up for children, Highland information, and much more! Everyone is welcome so bring your family to show community support and raise awareness. If you have any questions please call 304-969-3100 and ask for Shannon or Randall. 

Operation Welcome Home Fundraiser

Date: Friday, April 17th

Time: 6:00-11:30pm

Location: Waterfront Place Hotel

Event Details: This year’s theme is Back to the 80’s and The Reflex: The Ultimate 80’s Tribute Band as our entertainment for the evening. The dress is “80’s Fashion” or business casual so feel free to express yourself accordingly. Please consider sponsoring this event as a way to show your thanks to the brave men and women Veterans who have sworn to keep our country safe! Cocktails, dinner, silent auction, and The Reflex is on the agenda. 

Cabin Fever Craft Show

Date: Saturday, April 18th

Time: 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Arthurdale Heritage

Event Details: Come celebrate Spring’s arrival! Local crafters and artisans will be displaying their goods, plus the AHI Craft Shop will be newly remodeled and open for business. Don’t worry about bringing food- there will be delicious BBQ available! There will also be craft activities for the kids, so bring the whole family along for this event. 

Work Opportunities Job Fair

Date: Tuesday, April 21st

Time: 10:00– 3:00 pm

Location: WVU Erickson Alumni Center

Event Details:  Merging qualified job seekers with employment opportunities to build a competent and inclusive workforce. 

WV Leadership Academy

Date: April 22, 23, 24th (Wednesday – Friday)

Time: 9:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Location: Gaston Caperton Center

Event Details: The WVLA will be holding an event for any adult or family member of a person who lives with a mental health and/or additional issues. The WVLA experience will include 3 days of classroom instruction designed to empower the attendees with a set of universal applied skills. Some of the skills offered include advocacy, organization, and leadership abilities. Persons interested in attending are welcome to apply online at www.wvleadershipacademy.org Applications will be accepted until April 6th.

Workshop for Cancer Patients

Date: Thursday, April 23rd

Time: 9:30 – 2:30 pm

Location: Harrison County Recreation Complex/4-H Center

Event Details: Workshop to make scarves for cancer patients will be sponsored be the Harrison County Community Educational Outreach Service. No Cost. Bring your crochet hook, scissors and your choice of 4 ply yarn. Pink for Breast Cancer, Purple for Pancreatic Cancer or Light Green for Hodgkin Lymphoma. Register by calling the WVU extension service at 304-624-8650. 

CASA Superhero 5K

Date: Saturday, April 25th

Time: 8:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Location: East Marion/Wave Tek Park

Event Details: The 3rd Annual CASA Superhero 5K is upon us once again. Participants will gather from across the region to be superheroes for abused and neglected children, because every child needs a hero, but abused children need a superhero. Proceeds benefit CASA programs in Harrison, Marion and Monongalia Counties. It is a family event and people are welcome to dress for the occasion. A 1K Fun Run and activities for children will be provided. The after-party includes lunch. Visit our Facebook page! 

John Randolph Spring Arts Kick Off

Date: Saturday, April 25th

Location: Fort New Salem

Event Details: The annual event to open Fort New Salem is back! Live demonstrations, cooking demonstrations, and live music is on the agenda. General admission is $5 children 10 and under admitted free with paying adult. 

Ramps and Rail

Date: Saturday, April 25th

Time: 10:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Durbin and Greenbrier Valley Railroad

Event Details: Learn about this unique indigenous Appalachian leek while enjoying local arts, crafts and live music. Local food vendors show off scrumptious ramp dishes! Festival: 10 am– 5 pm in Town Square, then relax on a one-hour train ride. Departs Elkins Depot: 12:30 pm and 3 pm (Train Ride Only). All seats are $15.00 and children under 4 are free. 

Tea Social

Date: April 25th and 26th (Saturday- Sunday)

Time: Saturday; 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Location: Pricketts Fort

Event Details: Please join us for tea and refreshments at the Job Prickett House. By the mid. 19th century, America was approaching its first centennial, sparking an enthusiasm for British traditions. This obsession with English life brought the revival of the afternoon tea, a ladies social event. Seating is limited so please RSVP at (304)363-3030. Regular admission applies.

GFWC Bridgeport Juniors Mommy and Me Tea

Date: Sunday, April 26th

Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Benedum Civic Center

Event Details: GFWC Bridgeport Junior Woman’ Club is hosting the annual mommy and me tea party . The theme will be “An Afternoon in Paris”. 

The Key to Life Pen-Pal Prison Ministry Revival

Date: May 11 - 16

Time: 7:00 p.m. nightly

Location: Barbour County Fairgrounds

Event Details:  Music nightly, testimonies. CMA and Bikers for Christ. The main evangelist is Delane J. McDaniel. PAsotors include Tammy Phillips, Isaac Harman, Rick Price, Dave Brown, and Tim Sandy. For information contact Delane J. McDaniel at mcdanieldelane@yahoo.com or at 304-625-1949.