Upcoming Events

Thomas & Friends @ Youth Museum of Southern West Virginia
Feb 2 @ 10:00 am – Sep 15 @ 6:00 pm

Discover the engineer within! Travel to the Island of Sodor and use your curiosity and imagination to help Thomas & Friends.

Suit up as the conductor and sell tickets to ride the train, help Percy fix his wobbly wheel, and get back on track, Climb inside Thomas’ cab to explore the engine’s inner workings and load luggage, livestock, and other freight into train cars.

Explore the Rails exhibit opens at the Youth Museum with Thomas the Train!

February 2, 2021 – September 15, 2021

Disc Golf Tournament @ The Historic Black Knight
Mar 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Raleigh County Parks and Recreation and Lake Stephens will be holding a Disc Golf Tournament, The Joust, at the Historic Black Knight on March 6, 2021.

The 18-hole tournament will start at 8:00 am with an hour break for lunch.

Proceeds from this events will be going towards the cost of construction of an 18-hole Disc Golf Course at Lake Stephens.

For more information visit The Joust Benefiting Lake Stephens Disc Golf Course Facebook page

The Carpenters Loft Spring Open House @ The Carpenters Loft Primitives
Mar 6 @ 10:00 am
Join us for our Spring Open House to check out the spring 2021 trends!  We will continue to social distance and take precautions and masks must be worn but we plan on doing so while having a BLAST!
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Songwriting for Beginners-with Seth Hughes: @ Beckley Art Center
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
This workshop is sure to get your creative juices flowing! Become a musical genius with the help of Instructor, Seth Hughes.

About this Event

Course Description: 🎵

Students will learn basic songwriting techniques, including but not limited to, forming chord progressions and melodies, writing arpeggios, writing lyrics, instrumental solos, and finally arranging the song. Great for ages 13+!

The workshop will be held at our Studio Location:

328 Neville Street, Beckley, WV 25801

Class Schedule: ⏰

Saturdays: 12pm – 2pm

March 6 – Basics of scales in relation to chords, chord progressions, and melodies. Translating chords to arpeggios.

March 13 – Writing lyrics and transitions between parts of the song (verses, choruses, hooks, the bridge, etc.). Instrumental solos, an arrangement of the song, and additional instrumentation.

March 20 – Sharing of the songs with the group, fielding further questions, and recording live demos of the songs depending on the students’ wishes.

Required Materials: 🎸

  • Instruments
  • Provided Materials:
  • Notepads
  • Microphones for recording
  • Additional guitar picks
  • Additional cables for instruments
  • Power sources for electric instruments

Objectives: 👍🏽

As a result of participating in this highly engaging workshop, you will:

  • Learn to take an idea from concept to finished draft
  • Feel confident in your songwriting ideas and creations
  • Have the creative motivation necessary for crafting songs
  • Meet and network with other musicians and supportive peers
Crafty Gardening Art Kits @ Beckley Art Center
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm
Virtual Art/Gardening Kit🌱
Art Kit available March 6 – 31.
*Pick-up Art Kits at the Beckley Art Center after purchase*
Domenica has created Crafty Gardening as a way to put Art, Crafts, and Gardening all in one! This is a great project for ALL AGES!
You will receive a link to your Virtual Class where Domenica will teach you the benefits of marigolds as companion plants for vegetable gardens, and a few methods for making seed starting pods from things around the house. Participants will be sewing marigold seeds into recycled craft mugs!🌸 ☕️
Materials Included in Art Kit: 🌱
Marigold Seeds
Recycled Mug (primed with ​high-gloss enamel​ & dipped in ​chalkboard paint​)
Chalk for decorating (​one color​ & ​one white​)
Other Materials to have: (optional)
Extra chalk
Acrylic paint or paint pens
Paint Brushes
Spray bottle for misting as the seeds grow
Toilet paper or paper towel rolls (for more seed pods)
Pie pan or waterproof dish (for more seed pods)
Newspaper (for messes and seed pods)
Other seeds (for more seed pods)