Upcoming Events

Rhododendron Festival
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

May 11- May 25 – Rhododendron Photo Contest with Active SWV Facebook. (winner announced 5/25)

Saturday, May 11 – Coffee, Tea, and Sweet Treats along with the Emergency Preparedness Fair, 11 am – 2 pm, downtown (Word Park and Neville Street weather-permitting; Rain location: middle level of BIG); sample tickets sold at The Raleigh Playhouse & Theatre, 5 sample tickets for $5. Music at Word Park and Cardinals Plaza, featuring Strings of Green, WWHS Choir/Theatre, Beckley Children’s Theatre Ministry, and Seeking Altitude.
Also, the WV Paranormal Collective will be having an event at the Raleigh Playhouse & Theatre / Sir Walters, $10.
Saturday, May 11 – Raleigh County Library – flower power slime time, noon

Sunday, May 12 – Happy Mother’s Day

Tuesday, May 14 – Rhododendron-themed Painting with Sarah at the Raleigh County Library, 4:00 pm, registration opens May 1.

Wednesday, May 15 (or rain date – May 22) – Waterfall Wednesday Walk at the Piney Creek Preserve – Whitestick & Cranberry Creek Waterfalls, 5:30 pm, with WV Land Trust and Beckley Outdoors. Pre-registering requested at wvlandtrust.org/pineycreek.

Thursday, May 16 – Raleigh County Library – Paper Rhododendrons, 4 pm, an adult craft event.

Saturday, May 18 – Pickleball tournament at New River Park, Info: 304-673-8390.
– Painting event at Pottery Place, 11:30 am, painting watercolor cards with flower theme.
– Founder’s Day at Wildwood House Museum – 11 am – 2pm

Sunday, May 19 – Visit Grandview to see rhododendrons in bloom. Walk with a National Park Service Park Ranger, 2:30 and 3:00 pm

Thursday, May 23 – Music in the Beckley Underground, 5:30-7 pm, music by Shane Ingram with Fruits of Labor Pizzeria
– Full Moon Walk with Active Southern WV, McManus Trail, 7:30 pm

Friday, May 24 – Full Moon Walk with Active Southern WV, Grandview, 7:30
– Last day to enter a photo in the Facebook Rhododendron Photo Contest

Saturday, May 25 – Rhododendron Festival Car Show and Concert at the Beckley Intermodal Gateway, 4-8 pm, Vehicle registration 4-6 pm; Concert by Krista Hughes Band (5-7:30)
– Winner of Facebook Rhododendron Photo Contest announced.

Monday, May 27 – Memorial Day Cars, Coffee, and Cruise with Archies’ Cruisers: 10-11 am – Cars will lineup in the parking lot beside Word Park; 11 am – Memorial Day ceremony – Pledge, National anthem, patriotic songs, history of Memorial Day; 11:30 – Cruise from Word Park, through downtown, along Kanawha, ending at the American Legion cemetery; Noon – 1 pm – Wildwood will be open, plus Scott Worley will offer tours of the Wildwood Cemetery. Then, visit the Open House for new Raleigh County Veterans Museum (in former Sheriff office on Eisenhower Drive) – tentative.

Kid’s Night Out @ The Resort at Glade Springs
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Want to spend the evening playing the ultimate game of hide-and-go seek?  Join us for Blackout Night where everything is dark, and flashlights are cool!  Wear as much black as possible for the highest chance of not being caught!  Dinner will be provided by Bunkers Sports Bar.

All reservations for Kid’s Night Out must be made no later than 4pm on the day of the event. A 24-hour cancellation period applies. Call 304-763-2000 to make reservations.

BROGA @ Weathered Ground Brewery
May 29 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm
Join us for a beginner-friendly BROGA (Brewery Yoga) class with the talented instructor Kate Sopher at Weathered Ground Brewery in Cool Ridge, WV, on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 6 pm. Immerse yourself in a unique yoga experience set in the inviting ambiance of the brewery.
This 1-hr long All-Levels yoga session combines the benefits of yoga practice with the laid-back atmosphere of Weathered Ground Brewery. Unwind and enhance your well-being while surrounded by the soothing vibes of this rustic venue. Kate Sopher, our seasoned yoga instructor, will guide you through a session designed to promote relaxation, flexibility, and mindfulness. Kate’s commitment to creating a harmonious atmosphere is reflected in the thoughtfully themed playlists for each yoga session, ensuring that the music is chosen with purpose and intention.

Tickets for this exclusive BROGA event are available for $10, offering you a fantastic opportunity to indulge in self-care while enjoying the company of fellow yoga enthusiasts. Hurry, as there are only 12 spots available for this intimate gathering. Reserve your spot now and treat yourself to a harmonious blend of yoga, community, and the delightful setting of Weathered Ground Brewery. Embrace the balance of body and spirit at BROGA!

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Sip & Gogh Painting Party @ Tamarack Marketplace
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

On Thursday, May 30, join us for an evening of creativity at our Sip & Gogh painting party guided by Suzanne Wiseman! Unlock your inner artist while sipping on your favorite drink and indulging in a delectable personal charcuterie board.

This event is perfect for all skill levels! You will be led through the step-by-step process of creating a masterpiece. As you paint, sip on a selection of wines, craft beers, or refreshing cocktails and delight your taste buds with a carefully curated charcuterie board featuring an array of artisan cheeses, cured meats, veggies, and mint brownies.

Gather your friends or family for a memorable evening filled with laughter, relaxation, and artistic inspiration! Reserve your spot now for an unforgettable Sip & Gogh experience. Let your imagination soar as you create, sip, and savor the magic of the moment.

Tickets are $55 and include all painting supplies, one complimentary beverage and a personal charcuterie board.

Beckley Pride @ Beckley Intermodal Gateway
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm

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