Week of March 23-29, 2015
We keep waiting and watching for signs of spring and feel certain that one day soon, we'll turn around and there it will be! Green. Soft pinks. Spots of yellow.
Until then, let's talk about what's happening regardless of the weather.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 8pm, the Star Theatre is showing Kevin Costner in McFarland USA. The popcorn is hot for this family-friendly movie. On Friday, starting about 6pm, Lot 12 is staging its final wine tasting for the season and its first BLIND wine tasting! The wines are "porch wines"-meant for sipping with or without food. Space is limited so make a reservation -- and then stay for dinner if the small plates are not enough.
There's another food event in Friday night from 5-8pm when Cacapon State Park has its Italian Buffet. For more fabulous food fun, stop in at The Country Inn where their new chef has created new menus for each meal -- breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The really big fun on Saturday night is the 6th annual Petapalooza dance for the animals sponsored by Humane Society of Morgan County and Black Cat Music, from 7-11pm at the American Legion. Live music, light food, soft drinks and cash bar. 50/50 raffle and silent auction. Great local bands. At the Country Inn, the music is mellower with Bonnie at the piano in the Gallery from 6:30-8:30pm.
Art has center stage on Saturday and Sunday -- and you can be part of it, all day one day, both days or just a couple hours. All ages are welcome to work with noted mural artists, Patty Avalon and Matisse cut outs learning how to turn the stairways at the Ice House into a public art project. Stop any time on Saturday between 9 and 5 and Sunday 10-4. Workshops are free and supplies are provided.
Our several spas are busy buffing you up for spring. Atasia Spa has a pair of special offerings: an organic facial and a pampered hands and feet treatment. At Awakenings Holistic Center, practitioners offer services all weekend. On Sunday, Joe DiSabatino, conducts an Astrological Insights Seminar from 1-2:30pm. There are two other classes on Sunday. Star Eagle Gardens has classes on growing herbs and foraging wild edibles from 1-4pm at the Gardens. From 12:30-2pm on Sunday at the Granary, Maya Fredo has a Wirework Class here you learn to wrap quartz points to make earrings.
Saturday is outside day at Cacapon State Park. From 1-1:30pm learn about local wildlife in WV Wildlife and You. 2-3pm is a guided hike on the Ridge Trail. 3:30-4pm is a spring inspired craft workshop at the Nature Center where you learn to make a simple bird feeder you can take home.
Learn about the geology and history of the springs and surrounding area at the Museum of the Berkeley Springs on Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm on the second floor of the Roman Bath House in Berkeley Springs State Park. A fun event for the whole family is at the Ice House where you can see the visual display of Youth Art Month on Saturday and Sunday 11am to 5pm and then on Friday and Monday 1-5pm. You can also shop for professional local art while there. Plenty of other shopping is available in and just out of town.
Check all the lodging available to select the right pillow for you whether it's an elegant B&B, an historic Inn, cottages and cabins or a name brand inn. Wherever you are midweek, make plans to come visit the springs for the weekend.