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Ongoing Events December 2015

December 14, 2015

Al-Anon, 12-step program for loved ones of alcoholics; noon Mondays, Ohio Valley Medical Center former Nurses' Residence, Wheeling; 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, First Presbyterian Church, 1307 Chapine St., Wheeling; 7 p.m. Thursdays; First Presbyterian Church, 400 Walnut St., Martins Ferry; 11 a.m. Saturdays, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 203 S. Penn St., Wheeling.

Artworks Around Town, Upper Market House, Centre Market, Wheeling; changing exhibitions and artists' market, plus coffeehouse events. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Bellaire Toy and Plastic Brick Museum, 4597 Noble St., Bellaire, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays; weekdays by appointment. For information or to book a birthday party, call 740-671-8890. $8 adults, $6 kids.

Brooke Hills Park, 140 Gist Drive, Wellsburg, mud bogs, golf and driving range, camping, clubhouse, miniature golf, fishing, pavilion rental. 304-737-1236.

Celebrate Recovery, for people recovering from addictions, at East Richland Evangelical Friends Church, 67885 Friends Church?Road, St. Clairsville. 6 p.m. Thursdays. 740-695-0971. Also at New Martinsville United Methodist Church, 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. 304-455-1422.

Center of Music and Art, 264 Main St., Wintersville, private music lessons, group classes, Kindermusik, special events. 304-264-3111.

Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley, 10th and Main streets, Wheeling. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays; noon-5 p.m. Sundays; closed Mondays. Family memberships available. $4 for kids, $2 for adults.

Domestic violence support group, YWCA Wheeling Family Violence Prevention Program, 1100 Chapline St.,?Wheeling; 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Child care provided. Also, at Messiah Lutheran Church, Lafayette Avenue, Moundsville; 10 -11 a.m. Mondays. 304-232-2748. Free.

Good Zoo and Benedum Planetarium, Oglebay Park, Wheeling. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. Exceptions: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 24, 3-8 p.m. Dec. 25, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 31 and 1-8 p.m. Jan. 1. Animal exhibits, weather permitting, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Good Zoo Lights Up for You outdoor light and music show, every 20 minutes, dusk to closing daily; Benedum Planetarium Winter Fantasy Laser Shows, every 15 minutes noon-7:30 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays and until 8:30 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays. 304-243-4030. $8.95 for adults, $5.75 for ages 3-12; free for 2 and under and members.

Grand Vue Park, Moundsville, playground, hiking trails, zip lines, disc golf, par-3 golf, miniature golf, concerts, fitness and special events.

Grave Creek Mound Archaeological Complex, Adena burial mounds, museum and more; 801 Jefferson Ave., Moundsville. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. Sundays; closed Mondays and holidays. 304-843-4128 or 800-CALLWVA. Free.

GriefShare support group, at Vineyard Church, 647 Warden Run Road, Wheeling; 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. 304-242-0463. Free.

Holiday art show and sale, at Oglebay Institute's Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, and at Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. through Dec. 31.

Holidays at the Mansion, Oglebay Institute's Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, through Jan. 3. $7.


Ice Skating, Wheeling Park Ice Rink. For open hours, see or call 304-243-4185. $5.95 for 13 and under; $6.95 for adults; skate rental, $4. Snowplow Sam, learn-to-skate for ages 3-5, 4:30-5 p.m. Saturdays.

Just for Kids dinner, for children and their parents, sponsored by the Wheeling Elks Lodge No. 28, located at the Soup Kitchen of Greater Wheeling, 17th and Eoff streets, Wheeling; 4-6 p.m. Wednesdays. (The soup kitchen is closed during this event.) 304-233-2992. Free.

Kindermusik, with Judy Bischof, at Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum, Elm Grove, Wheeling; for ages birth to 7; classes by age level on Tuesdays. Registration required. 304-639-1715.

Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum, 144 Kruger St., Wheeling; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. 304-242-8133. $10 for adults, $7.50 for seniors (65 and over), $5 for students ages 4-17, free for children 3 and under.

Merry and Bright Candy Cane Hunt, at Oglebay Institute's Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, Wheeling; 5-6 p.m. Saturdays Dec. 5, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19.

"Nutcracker" tea, Oglebay Institute's Mansion Museum, Oglebay Park, Wheeling; 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 6, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20.

Oglebay Institute Mansion Museum and Glass Museum, Oglebay Park, Wheeling. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 304-242-7272. $6 for one museum; $10 for both.

Ohio Valley Bipolar and Depression Support Group, first, third and fifth Wednesdays, at Wheeling Jesuit University, Whelan Hall; 7-9 p.m. Call 304-336-4186.

Parenting/Life Skills classes, at YWCA Wheeling, 1100 Chapline St.; parenting class, 10-11 a.m. Mondays; life skills class, 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays. Call 304-232-2748. Free.

Relatives as Parents support group, for people raising relatives' children, at The House of the Carpenter, 200 S. Front St., Wheeling; 6-7:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays. Call 304-233-4640. Free.

Santa at the?Toy and Train Museum, Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum, 144 Kruger St., Wheeling; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, Dec. 5, 12 and 19.

Schrader Environmental Education Center at Oglebay Park, Wheeling; noon-5 p.m. daily. Children's nature classes, second and fourth Fridays. Birthday parties available. 304-242-6855. Free admission; fees for classes and some programs.

Skiing, at Oglebay Park,?Wheeling. Open Fridays-Sundays and holidays, as well as Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 28-30. $22 adults/$16 kids (ages 6-17) on Fridays; $26 adults/$21 kids on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Ski rental, $22 adults, $16 kids; snowboard rental, $26/$22. Prices discounted on school closing days and after 6 p.m.

SMART Centre Market, Market and 22nd streets, Wheeling; home of the SMART-Center and interactive science store with museum quality specimens and replicas; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. Science demonstrations, 1 p.m. Saturdays. 304-233-4667. Free.

Stifel Fine Arts Center, 1330 National Road, Wheeling, featuring the Hart Galleries and changing art exhibitions; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturdays. 304-242-7700. Free.

Swim lessons, at J.B. Chambers YMCA in Elm Grove, Wheeling; first four Saturdays of the month, 9-10 a.m. for ages 6 and up; 10-11 a.m. for ages 3-5; 11-11:30 a.m. for ages 6 months-2 years (parent must get in water). Private lessons available. Call 304-242-8086. $35/$20 members.

Table of Hope, dinner for individuals and families, at First United Methodist Church, 3301 West St., Weirton; 4:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Open to all. Call 304-670-9544. Free.

Toddler Tuesdays, at?Ohio Valley Mall?Center Court, St. Clairsville; 11 a.m.

West Virginia Independence Hall Museum, 1528 Market St., Wheeling, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. Free.

Winter Festival of Lights, at Oglebay Park, 5-10 p.m. daily, through Jan. 3.

Winter Wonderland School's Off Camp, at Children's Museum of the Ohio Valley, 1000 Main St., Wheeling; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 21-23 and Dec. 28-31. Call 304-214-5437.



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