Events

Sep
15
Fri
Color Play @ Youth Museum of Southern WV
Sep 15 – Dec 31 all-day

Color Play – the newest exhibit at the Youth Museum will be on display until Dec. 31, 2017.

Color plays a vitally important role in the world in which we live. In art, color can produce a mood or atmosphere, create space, light and shadow. On a human level, color can sway thinking, change actions and cause reactions. Scientifically color can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure or suppress your appetite.

The exhibit has 14 hands-on components and at the different stations major concepts are explores such as white light, prisms, pixel colors, color mixing, afterimages, layering, color patterns and more.

Museum hours area daily 10am to 6pm.

Sep
22
Fri
Rocket Boys October Sky Festival @ Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine & Various other event locations
Sep 22 – Sep 26 all-day

This annual festival in it’s 20th year will be held in Beckley for the sixth consecutive year. Held in past years in Coalwood, WV (where Homer Hickam and the Rocket Boys grew up)  the event will be staged at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine/New River Park.

Please check Rocket Boys Festival Website for events schedule for both Friday and Saturday.

Saturday’s events begin at 8am at New River Park. There will be crafts, specialty vendors, music and a rocket launch. You will be able to meet Homer Hickam and the Rocket Boys at the Festival as well as meet and greet other WV authors on ‘Writer’s Row”.

Sep
29
Fri
Fright Nights @ The Resort at Glade Springs
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Southern WV’s most hauntingly fun attraction! Featuring an Escape Room (open year round), 3D Laser Tag, the haunted trail, spooky golf and more.  Theme varies by year.

Open September 29, 30, October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

Sep
30
Sat
Fright Nights @ The Resort at Glade Springs
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Southern WV’s most hauntingly fun attraction! Featuring an Escape Room (open year round), 3D Laser Tag, the haunted trail, spooky golf and more.  Theme varies by year.

Open September 29, 30, October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

Oct
5
Thu
Escape Rooms: Alice In Wonderland & CSI @ WVU Tech Crime Scene House
Oct 5 – Oct 8 all-day

The student-run Forensic Investigation Association and Psychology Club at WVU Tech are hosting  two themed escape rooms. One: “Alice in Wonderland,” will task escapees with finding White Rabbit’s pocket watch in time for tea with the Mad Hatter.

The second escape room, Crime Scene Investigation: Beckley, will challenge visitors to solve a string of grisly crimes before the case goes cold.

Schedule:

  • Thursday, Oct. 5: 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 6: 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 7: noon to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, Oct. 8: 2 to 6 p.m.

Each room will give a maximum of 10 visitors 50 minutes to escape. Space is limited.

Oct
6
Fri
Career Connection Fair @ Raleigh County High Schools
Oct 6 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Raleigh County Schools will be holding Career Connections Fair at each of the four county high schools in October.

  • October 6 – Liberty High School
  • October 13 – Woodrow Wilson High School
  • October 20 – Independence High School
  • October 27 – Shady Spring High School

830am to 10:30am at each location.

The fair is open to all students in grades 11-12th and students served through special education services in 11-12th.

The purpose of these fairs is to provide an opportunity for students to become aware of and make linkages with colleges and universities, career and technical centers, employers, the military, and community agencies to pursue their post secondary goals. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attecn.

 

Fright Nights @ The Resort at Glade Springs
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Southern WV’s most hauntingly fun attraction! Featuring an Escape Room (open year round), 3D Laser Tag, the haunted trail, spooky golf and more.  Theme varies by year.

Open September 29, 30, October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28

Oct
7
Sat
Pumpkin Harvest Festival @ United Methodist Burlington Center
Oct 7 – Oct 8 all-day

Pumpkin Harvest Festival – games, contests, demonstrations, horse and wagon rides, crafts, live music, great food including kettle corn.  Pumpkins for sell and fun for all ages.

Beckley’s Annual Chili Night @ Downtown Beckley
Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The 26th Annual Beckley Chili Night! Taste and judge the variety of great chili on hand for this fun festival. Live entertainment. From 5 – 9 p.m. along Main, Heber and Neville Streets in Uptown Beckley. Admission is $5 (5 tickets plus peoples choice coin). Chili served from 5-8pm or until participants run out! Other food, desserts and drinks available.

Fright Nights @ The Resort at Glade Springs
Oct 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Southern WV’s most hauntingly fun attraction! Featuring an Escape Room (open year round), 3D Laser Tag, the haunted trail, spooky golf and more.  Theme varies by year.

Open September 29, 30, October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28