Film Club
Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Film Club

Join us for The River House Film Club night!

Welcome to all cinefiles and casual movie goers alike. Enjoy watching a buzz worthy film followed by a guided discussion.

Screening starts at 6:30- we recommend people arrive at 6 for a film intro including topics that will be discussed after the film.

Stay tuned for teaser details...

FREE / $5 donation suggested

Complimentary popcorn included, food & drink available for purchase.

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Trivia Night
Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night

Ready for another night of Trivia challenge?!

Bring your art & music knowledge to The River House's Trivia Night! It's free to play- Join our host, the clever Grassi family, and test your smarts over different rounds of trivia questions. 

Teams of 2-5 will compete. Come in a group or join a table of fellow trivia players.

Sip a soda, beer or glass of wine and compete to win a River House prize. Start studying!


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the Cafe

 

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Art for All
Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages. Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All craft. We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making mini boats and racing them!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Joe Herrmann: Beg/Intermediate Fiddle Workshop
Oct
19
3:30 PM15:30

Joe Herrmann: Beg/Intermediate Fiddle Workshop

This event will be held off site just down the road at The Cat and The Fiddle.

Visit their site to register in advance and save your spot! www.thecatandthefiddlewv.com/workshops
$30

The focus of this class is for people that have already developed the basics of playing the fiddle and are looking to move forward. We will be drawing from the old time repertoire to explore techniques that give old time fiddle tunes unique expression. We will focus on basic elements of music and old time fiddle playing such as tone, rhythm, intonation and melody and, of course, bowing. By using these elements to teach, students will be directed, and given access to a path of musical growth, enjoyment and participation. Working in the aural tradition (no written handouts will be provided), the class will aim to inspire confidence in one's own ability to practice and learn new tunes.

Be sure to bring a recording device.

Feel free to contact me about any concerns or questions.

samjoe@juno.com

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Critton Hollow Band
Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

Critton Hollow Band

Join us as we welcome Critton Hollow to Giffin Stage!

Since 1975, Critton Hollow has brought traditional American music to audiences throughout the United States, Canada, Japan, Ireland, and Scotland. With fiddle, hammer dulcimer, banjo, and guitar, the band tends a stable of songs from the first settlements of Appalachia to the best of contemporary American folk music.

Songs that express a range of experience that can make you laugh or make you cry and occasionally do both at the same time, ballads that tell stories of bad men and disappointed lovers. Instrumentals that will make you want to get up and dance or sit back and listen.

The three members of the band - Joe Herrmann, Sam Herrmann, and Joe Fallon - combine precise instrumentation, melodic interplay, and three part harmony to create a warm and engaging sound.

Cost: $7 in advance / $10 at the door / $5 student fee

[SOLD OUT] Call The River House to get on the waitlist. 304.856.2440

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Sponsored by:

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The Chocolate House
Oct
20
1:00 PM13:00

The Chocolate House

Young musicians, writers, story-tellers, and more are encouraged to come and share their talent on stage for a youth open mic style event. Each youth performer will get up to 15 minutes on stage to share (performers don't have to fill the entire 15 minutes- one song or poem etc. is fine as well!). We hope family and friends will come out to support the young talent in our community! Complimentary chocolate treats available at our first Chocolate House event!

Years ago, “The Chocolate House” filled the CB Middle School auditorium on Friday nights. An open mic style event planned and performed by youth, this was the positive start for a lifetime of music-making for many of its participants. Teachers, Steve Bailes and Charlie Streisel, are helping us revive this new version of The Chocolate House here at The River House!

Chocolate House History:

The Chocolate House

Years ago in a galaxy far, far away, two bold explorers dreamed up the idea of a chocolate house.

This was to be a place where young people could come and show off their talents to whomever was interested in watching. In an old gym, with poor lighting and a makeshift sound system, the kids came up one by one and played their guitar, or their drums, recited a poem, told jokes or sang Acappella. No one judged them, everyone applauded, and the evenings zoomed by. Many of the duties associated with the logistics of the coffee house were assumed by students; themes, decorations, stage management, set up, refreshments, master of ceremony and the ugly job of cleaning up. Sometimes Charlie, Steve and Terry designated themes for the evening, like Beatles, Hawaiian, Christmas and even a beach theme. One never knew what genre of music they might be exposed to; classical, bluegrass, folk, rock, rap and original compositions. One evening, to our surprise, the local police dropped by, took the stage and proceeded to do the hambone using their hands and bodies as percussion instruments. They were a big hit and from that day on they were regular additions to the show. In the officer’s words, he would rather proactively create good kids than chase bad kids.

Time has drifted by and those young kids are now truck drivers, doctors, scientists, factory workers and a few of them are musicians. We like to think that maybe, the musicians got their start at our humble Chocolate House. 2017, the emergence of the RIVER HOUSE brought a renewed quest for connectivity and arts for the entire community in an accepting environment.

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Poetry Afternoon
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Poetry Afternoon

Do you have a poem you'd like to share? Of course you do! 

Local poet John Berry will be there to kick off the event, reading from his respective works, and from some of the poets who have influenced him with an open mic of the spoken word to follow

Free (donations welcomed)

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The River House Community Chorus
Oct
20
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

Come join voice coach and owner of Hampshire Honeybee Music, Elizabeth Podsiadlo, for The River House Community Chorus.

Held every Sunday from 5-6pm, the group will meet for one hour practice sessions will be comprised of 15 minute vocal warm ups 45 minutes learning new songs and singing!

This group is ideal for all ages and abilities who:

  • love to sing

  • are curious about developing your voice

  • enjoy singing with others

  • want to make new friends

  • want to feel a part of something special

  • want to awaken your inner musician

  • want to sharpen your mind, if you want to build your coordination

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Yoga in the Gallery
Oct
21
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join local yoga teacher Shayna Hepner for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. Every Monday evening!

$10. please bring your own mat.

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Shayna Hepner is a 200 Hr Registered Yoga Teacher certified through Christa Mastrangelo Joyce of Jala yoga. She discovered yoga in high school as a form of exercise, and first began her practice at home with the help of YouTube tutorials and Yoga Journal magazine. She took her first true class in 2017 at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies where she came to appreciate and understand yoga not only as exercise, but also as a deepening of one’s connection to their body, and spirit. This connection is what drew her to Jala yoga in late 2017, and what inspired her to become certified as a teacher in 2018. This connection to body and spirit is now something she strives to bring to her students in class.


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Open Mic Night- Halloween Themed
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night- Halloween Themed

HALLOWEEN THEMED! Best costume wins a prize

Come and share your music, poetry, comedy, or other form of performance art on The River House stage! We have a warm space and a welcoming audience.

Anyone can get on stage (Note: We are an inclusive and family friendly venue so please keep your performance respectful and appropriate). 

Participants must sign up for a 10-20 minute performance block, sign ups will begin by phone or in person as early as 5pm on Open Mic Fridays. (If there is a full list, performances may be reduced to 10 minutes or less)


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Art for All
Oct
26
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages. Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All craft. We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making Halloween candy buckets, balloon stress balls, & slime!

Free (donations appreciated)

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The Helltown Riffraff
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Helltown Riffraff

Get your tickets here!
Cost: $7 in advance / $10 at the door / 17yr and under free

The Helltown Riffraff began in late 2017 as the backing band for Jeremy Rodgers' solo material. They are quickly gaining a following in the Shenandoah Valley and beyond for their thumpy blues and rock with a country twang. Led by Jeremy's growling baritone and sinister songwriting, supported by Lani's beautiful harmonies and backbeat, driven forward by Charlie's funky and melodic bass groove, and complemented by the Genevieve Roesch and Marie Andrews Martin on backing vocals and additional instruments, the Helltown Riffraff will have you nodding your head and smirking along all night.

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Herb Club
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

Herb Club

The Herb Club is a free, family friendly club led by local herbalists. Each month we highlight an herb, share recipes, experiences and knowledge, taste teas and get our senses involved with a hands on activity. Hope to see you there!

Stay tuned for more details about this month’s meeting…

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The River House Community Chorus
Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

Come join voice coach and owner of Hampshire Honeybee Music, Elizabeth Podsiadlo, for The River House Community Chorus.

Held every Sunday from 5-6pm, the group will meet for one hour practice sessions will be comprised of 15 minute vocal warm ups 45 minutes learning new songs and singing!

This group is ideal for all ages and abilities who:

  • love to sing

  • are curious about developing your voice

  • enjoy singing with others

  • want to make new friends

  • want to feel a part of something special

  • want to awaken your inner musician

  • want to sharpen your mind, if you want to build your coordination

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Yoga in the Gallery
Oct
28
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join local yoga teacher Shayna Hepner for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. Every Monday evening!

$10. please bring your own mat.

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Shayna Hepner is a 200 Hr Registered Yoga Teacher certified through Christa Mastrangelo Joyce of Jala yoga. She discovered yoga in high school as a form of exercise, and first began her practice at home with the help of YouTube tutorials and Yoga Journal magazine. She took her first true class in 2017 at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies where she came to appreciate and understand yoga not only as exercise, but also as a deepening of one’s connection to their body, and spirit. This connection is what drew her to Jala yoga in late 2017, and what inspired her to become certified as a teacher in 2018. This connection to body and spirit is now something she strives to bring to her students in class.

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Trick-Or-Treating with LIVE MUSIC by Pink Neighbor
Oct
31
6:00 PM18:00

Trick-Or-Treating with LIVE MUSIC by Pink Neighbor

As Capon Bridge comes alive for Halloween, visit The River House for Trick-Or-Treating and Live Music be Pink Neighbor between 6-8PM!

Pink Neighbor:
Pink Neighbor is a lounge-pop and rock'n'roll group based in Grinnell, IA. Comprised of songwriters Katie In and Erik Jarvis, joined by Carlos Ferguson and Phill Smith on bass and drums, Pink Neighbor's music showcases masterful songwriting and lush vocal harmonies.

The result is something both familiar and surprising, as they seamlessly blend their eclectic influences (60s psychedelia, film scores, Tin Pan Alley, baroque, and more) into one friendly sonic neighborhood.


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Artisans' Market
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Artisans' Market

Join us on the first Saturday of every month for our Artisan Market, an open-air, covered arts fair featuring local artists showcasing, demonstrating and selling their work.

Come meet the artists, shop for handmade goods, and visit The River House gallery and Cafe while you're here!

FREE (donations appreciated)

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Long Point String Band
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Long Point String Band

Long Point String Band is an Old-Time Acoustic “Neo-Traditional” outfit from southern W.V. We blend the authenticity of Old-Time Mountain Music, with the flare of bluegrass, regularly playing musical selections from West Virginia old-time and bluegrass pioneers. The group consists of the virtuosic stylings of Hunter Walker, Brian C. Bell, Lewis Prichard, Lars Swanson and Tessa Dillon. Most recently, the LPSB was honored to take home the 1st place blue ribbon in the Old-Time Band category, at the 2017 Tazewell Old-Time and Bluegrass Fiddler’s Convention.

Hunter Walker is a multi-instrumentalist, champion mountain dulcimer & clawhammer banjo player. Hunter is a native Appalachian who became enamored with old-time music at an early age. His love and perseverance of the music has garnered him some prestigious awards, including: 5-time WV state mountain dulcimer champion, 3-time Galax Old-Fiddlers Convention mountain dulcimer champion, Mid-Eastern regional mountain dulcimer champion, and numerous others. He is also a decorated clawhammer banjo player having won numerous awards and recently taking the 1st place blue ribbon in the old-time banjo category at the 2017 Tazewell Old-Time and Bluegrass Fiddlers’ Convention.

Brian C. Bell is also a native Appalachian, who has cut his teeth on the bluegrass circuits over the last several years. He performed as a cornerstone member of prominent regional bluegrass bands for over 10 years, having played well over 1500 shows and has produced and played on numerous recordings. Brian is a first-call veteran guitar player whose rhythmic capabilities are sought after by respected figures in the Bluegrass, and now, Old-Time music genres.

Lewis Prichard started playing guitar at age 8, and mandolin at 15. He grew up in a musical family, and is originally from Charleston, West Virginia. Lewis played in Old-Time and Bluegrass bands while in college, and later played in the Virginia bands Mando Mafia and Wildgrass. Lewis learned to play the fiddle when he was in his twenties, a time when he also traveled extensively in Colorado and Norway playing acoustic music. Today Lewis lives in Beckley, W.V. and offers his virtuosity on fiddle and mandolin in the bands Greenhouse and the Long Point String Band.

Lars Swanson is an upright bassist from Beckley, WV. He is a favored session and performing musician in various bands in southern West Virginia and the tri-state area. He recently graduated from the Jazz Bass Performance program at Marshall University, where he focused on Double Bass Jazz Performance. Currently, he is continuing his Jazz Bass studies in the Masters Program at West Virginia University. Lars has played recitals with many prevalent Jazz pedagogues, and frequently performs with the Marshall University Jazz faculty group, as well as the Huntington Symphony.

Tessa Dillon is a fiddler from Saint Albans, WV. Starting out with classical lessons at 5 years old, she got into old-time fiddling at 12 with lessons from well-known fiddler Jake Krack. She has a driving, intricate style which has earned her acclaim, with her winning contests around the Appalachian region, such as: the Vandalia Gathering, ‪Ed Haley‬ Memorial Contest, Surry County Fiddlers Convention, and Elmer Rich Memorial contest, as well as most recently placing 3rd in the 2018 Appalachian Stringband Festival fiddle competition and the Grand Master Fiddler Championship in Nashville, TN. In addition to fiddling with Long Point String Band, Tessa is finishing a degree in Computer Science, fiddling with the Big Possum Stringband, and has recently recorded a solo album, which was released in late Summer 2018.

The Long Point String Band released their debut, self-titled album in July, 2016. A collection of old-time, Appalachian tunes and band / festival favorites. Their debut album release has been met with success and positive feedback from top musicians of the genre. Most recently, the Long Point String Band was been back in the studio working on their 2nd full length album “Piney Woods”, which was released in August, 2018. Get your copy today on iTunes, CDBaby, at a live show or by contacting the band directly.

CDBaby album link: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/longpointstringband2


Cost: $7 in advance / $10 at the door / 17 and under free

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Come early for a Backup Guitar Workshop with Brian Bell held at The Cat and The Fiddle! More info at www.thecatandthefiddlewv.com

Sponsored by:

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The River House Community Chorus
Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

Come join voice coach and owner of Hampshire Honeybee Music, Elizabeth Podsiadlo, for The River House Community Chorus.

Held every Sunday from 5-6pm, the group will meet for one hour practice sessions will be comprised of 15 minute vocal warm ups 45 minutes learning new songs and singing!

This group is ideal for all ages and abilities who:

  • love to sing

  • are curious about developing your voice

  • enjoy singing with others

  • want to make new friends

  • want to feel a part of something special

  • want to awaken your inner musician

  • want to sharpen your mind, if you want to build your coordination

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Yoga in the Gallery
Nov
4
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join local yoga teacher Shayna Hepner for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. Every Monday evening!

$10. please bring your own mat.

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Shayna Hepner is a 200 Hr Registered Yoga Teacher certified through Christa Mastrangelo Joyce of Jala yoga. She discovered yoga in high school as a form of exercise, and first began her practice at home with the help of YouTube tutorials and Yoga Journal magazine. She took her first true class in 2017 at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies where she came to appreciate and understand yoga not only as exercise, but also as a deepening of one’s connection to their body, and spirit. This connection is what drew her to Jala yoga in late 2017, and what inspired her to become certified as a teacher in 2018. This connection to body and spirit is now something she strives to bring to her students in class.

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Drawing Club
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Drawing Club

Love to draw? Come to The River House to practice your skills by working from a still life or from your imagination. Bring your own supplies or borrow a pencil and paper from us.

All ages welcome, but activities directed for elementary through high school level kids.

The drawing club is free and open to anyone interested in learning and sharing!

FREE Club (donations appreciated)
Food & Beverages available for purchase in the Cafe

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Open Mic Night
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

Come and share your music, poetry, comedy, or other form of performance art on The River House stage! We have a warm space and a welcoming audience.

Anyone can get on stage (Note: We are an inclusive and family friendly venue so please keep your performance respectful and appropriate). 

Participants must sign up for a 10-20 minute performance block, sign ups will begin by phone or in person as early as 5pm on Open Mic Fridays. (If there is a full list, performances may be reduced to 10 minutes or less)


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Slow/Fast Old Time Jam
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Slow/Fast Old Time Jam

Hey Musicians! Come on out for OLD-TIME JAM! Bring your instrument and a tune and we'll all have a great time! Led by fiddle teacher Dakota Karper, Fiddler

Starting at 1pm we are going to start off the night with a slow jam specifically geared to beginning students/musicians though all levels are welcome to come participate. We will be playing slow and will be playing songs like Boil Them Cabbage Down, Angeline the Baker, Barlow Knife, Buffalo Gals, Cripple Creek, Soldier's Joy and Old Joe Clark just to name a few.

Then around 2:30 we will kick it up a gear to a fast jam. Beginners are still welcome to stay, but the music being played then will be faster and may be more complicated.

FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the Cafe

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Camera Club
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Camera Club

All are welcome. Everyone who loves photography, from beginners to experts. The mission is to encourage each member at whatever level you are and to share ideas among members, both technical and creative.

Join the table!

Free (donations appreciated)

 

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The River House Community Chorus
Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

Come join voice coach and owner of Hampshire Honeybee Music, Elizabeth Podsiadlo, for The River House Community Chorus.

Held every Sunday from 5-6pm, the group will meet for one hour practice sessions will be comprised of 15 minute vocal warm ups 45 minutes learning new songs and singing!

This group is ideal for all ages and abilities who:

  • love to sing

  • are curious about developing your voice

  • enjoy singing with others

  • want to make new friends

  • want to feel a part of something special

  • want to awaken your inner musician

  • want to sharpen your mind, if you want to build your coordination

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Yoga in the Gallery
Nov
11
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join local yoga teacher Shayna Hepner for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. Every Monday evening!

$10. please bring your own mat.

IMG_0944.jpeg

Shayna Hepner is a 200 Hr Registered Yoga Teacher certified through Christa Mastrangelo Joyce of Jala yoga. She discovered yoga in high school as a form of exercise, and first began her practice at home with the help of YouTube tutorials and Yoga Journal magazine. She took her first true class in 2017 at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies where she came to appreciate and understand yoga not only as exercise, but also as a deepening of one’s connection to their body, and spirit. This connection is what drew her to Jala yoga in late 2017, and what inspired her to become certified as a teacher in 2018. This connection to body and spirit is now something she strives to bring to her students in class.


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Midweek Melodies Concert - Slow Creek
Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Midweek Melodies Concert - Slow Creek

Join us to welcome Slow Creek to The Giffin Stage!

Get your tickets here!
$8 a ticket / 17 & under free

This band brings to the stage a unique sound best described as ethereal, virtuosic, acoustic folk rock. They are an acoustic trio from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia featuring warm and heartfelt vocals and stellar guitar licks backed by the solid pulse of an upright bass. They are creatively committed to giving fans an impressive show that combines familiar rhythmic acoustic folk with something they’ve never quite heard before. The band includes: New York multi-styled lead guitarist, Joe, Southern Virginia-born soulful and smooth lead singer, Sandra, and upright bassist Jeremy, sentimental storyteller, author, and singer-songwriter. Each member’s distinctive style is heard in the landscape of their live shows as well as through their album, “If Only.”

Since their foundation in 2014, they have preformed in a variety of notable venues in the Northern Virginia and Tri-State area such as the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club in MD, the Purple Fiddle in WV, the Guerrilla Folk Music Society in VA and most recently were featured in Washington DC’s own Sofar Sounds concert series.

https://www.facebook.com/SlowCreek/

www.slowcreekband.com

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Trivia Night
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night

Ready for another night of Trivia challenge?!

Bring your art & music knowledge to The River House's Trivia Night! It's free to play- Join our host, the clever Grassi family, and test your smarts over different rounds of trivia questions. 

Teams of 2-5 will compete. Come in a group or join a table of fellow trivia players.

Sip a soda, beer or glass of wine and compete to win a River House prize. Start studying!


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the Cafe

 

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Chris Haddox Concert
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Haddox Concert

Get your tickets here!

Join us to welcome Chris Haddox back to the Giffin Stage!

Chris Haddox was born in Logan, WV in 1960. His first exposure to the type of music that he would eventually come around to write and play came from his dad. His dad was always singing songs that seemed strange to Chris…but, as it turns out they were old folk songs that he had heard growing up in rural WV in the 30’s. Chris’ other early musical influence was his uncle Jim—a fantastic country blues singer and picker. Chris’ first formal music lessons came on the piano at age 6 and he continued those until age 18. He wrote his first song in the second grade—stealing a few lines from a poem that a fellow classmate wrote about missing his father. As a teen Chris was influenced by John Prine, Neil Young, John Denver, Kenny Rankin and folks like that. In his first year of college Chris met a guy who played the Dobro and who introduced him to the music of Tony Rice. For the next several years he devoted most of his musical time to bluegrass flatpicking. While in graduate school Chris happened upon an album of recordings by the Delmore Brothers from the late 20s and early 30s….his life was forever changed by that experience. Chris quit college and moved to Nashville—determined to make a life as a songwriter. Well…that didn’t quite pan out as expected, despite three healthy stints in Music City. He left Nashville for the last time in the late 80s and have continued to write/perform original songs in the folk/traditional/oldtime, and country veins. Like most writers, Chris tries to find new ways to address old topics…some songs are funny, some sad, but they are all honest…even the ones that are full of lies.

If any of this strikes your fancy, come on out for a listen

http://chrishaddoxmusic.com

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Poetry Afternoon
Nov
17
2:00 PM14:00

Poetry Afternoon

Do you have a poem you'd like to share? Of course you do! 

Local poet John Berry will be there to kick off the event, reading from his respective works, and from some of the poets who have influenced him with an open mic of the spoken word to follow

Free (donations welcomed)

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The River House Community Chorus
Nov
17
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

Come join voice coach and owner of Hampshire Honeybee Music, Elizabeth Podsiadlo, for The River House Community Chorus.

Held every Sunday from 5-6pm, the group will meet for one hour practice sessions will be comprised of 15 minute vocal warm ups 45 minutes learning new songs and singing!

This group is ideal for all ages and abilities who:

  • love to sing

  • are curious about developing your voice

  • enjoy singing with others

  • want to make new friends

  • want to feel a part of something special

  • want to awaken your inner musician

  • want to sharpen your mind, if you want to build your coordination

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Yoga in the Gallery
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join local yoga teacher Shayna Hepner for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. Every Monday evening!

$10. please bring your own mat.

IMG_0944.jpeg

Shayna Hepner is a 200 Hr Registered Yoga Teacher certified through Christa Mastrangelo Joyce of Jala yoga. She discovered yoga in high school as a form of exercise, and first began her practice at home with the help of YouTube tutorials and Yoga Journal magazine. She took her first true class in 2017 at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies where she came to appreciate and understand yoga not only as exercise, but also as a deepening of one’s connection to their body, and spirit. This connection is what drew her to Jala yoga in late 2017, and what inspired her to become certified as a teacher in 2018. This connection to body and spirit is now something she strives to bring to her students in class.


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Film Club
Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

Film Club

Join us for The River House Film Club night!

Welcome to all cinefiles and casual movie goers alike. Enjoy watching a buzz worthy film followed by a guided discussion.

Screening starts at 6:30- we recommend people arrive at 6 for a film intro including topics that will be discussed after the film.

Stay tuned for teaser details...

FREE / $5 donation suggested

Complimentary popcorn included, food & drink available for purchase.

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Open Mic Night
Nov
22
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

Come and share your music, poetry, comedy, or other form of performance art on The River House stage! We have a warm space and a welcoming audience.

Anyone can get on stage (Note: We are an inclusive and family friendly venue so please keep your performance respectful and appropriate). 

Participants must sign up for a 10-20 minute performance block, sign ups will begin by phone or in person as early as 5pm on Open Mic Fridays. (If there is a full list, performances may be reduced to 10 minutes or less)


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Variety Show
Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

Variety Show

It's gonna get loud at The River House! Join us for a variety show of local musicians exploring styles that include folk, hip-hop, punk and metal. The night will include at least four acts, all bringing their own unique contribution to the tapestry of local music. Explore the diversity of local musicians down at The River House.

ATTENTION:
Due to the uncensored and artistic nature of the performers there will be adult content during the performances.

Our local performers:

THE FOX JACOB’s style consists of Soul, Hip Hop, Rock and RandB.

Zo brings emotive folk offerings

Oh,io is the rebirth of a former folk-punk-metalcore act and promises to bring the ruckus

Steve Kirk and Nick Arbello bring genre-bending improvisational guitar and drums

$7 in advance / $10 at the door
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Herb Club
Nov
24
1:00 PM13:00

Herb Club

The Herb Club is a free, family friendly club led by local herbalists. Each month we highlight an herb, share recipes, experiences and knowledge, taste teas and get our senses involved with a hands on activity. Hope to see you there!

Stay tuned for more details about this month’s meeting…

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The River House Community Chorus
Nov
24
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

Come join voice coach and owner of Hampshire Honeybee Music, Elizabeth Podsiadlo, for The River House Community Chorus.

Held every Sunday from 5-6pm, the group will meet for one hour practice sessions will be comprised of 15 minute vocal warm ups 45 minutes learning new songs and singing!

This group is ideal for all ages and abilities who:

  • love to sing

  • are curious about developing your voice

  • enjoy singing with others

  • want to make new friends

  • want to feel a part of something special

  • want to awaken your inner musician

  • want to sharpen your mind, if you want to build your coordination

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Yoga in the Gallery
Nov
25
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join local yoga teacher Shayna Hepner for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. Every Monday evening!

$10. please bring your own mat.

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Shayna Hepner is a 200 Hr Registered Yoga Teacher certified through Christa Mastrangelo Joyce of Jala yoga. She discovered yoga in high school as a form of exercise, and first began her practice at home with the help of YouTube tutorials and Yoga Journal magazine. She took her first true class in 2017 at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies where she came to appreciate and understand yoga not only as exercise, but also as a deepening of one’s connection to their body, and spirit. This connection is what drew her to Jala yoga in late 2017, and what inspired her to become certified as a teacher in 2018. This connection to body and spirit is now something she strives to bring to her students in class.


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The River House Community Chorus
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

Come join voice coach and owner of Hampshire Honeybee Music, Elizabeth Podsiadlo, for The River House Community Chorus.

Held every Sunday from 5-6pm, the group will meet for one hour practice sessions will be comprised of 15 minute vocal warm ups 45 minutes learning new songs and singing!

This group is ideal for all ages and abilities who:

  • love to sing

  • are curious about developing your voice

  • enjoy singing with others

  • want to make new friends

  • want to feel a part of something special

  • want to awaken your inner musician

  • want to sharpen your mind, if you want to build your coordination

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Yoga in the Gallery
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join local yoga teacher Terri Ward for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. Every Monday evening!

$10. please bring your own mat.

Terri Ward, 500-RYT began practicing yoga in 2012 to deepen her meditation practice. Inspired by the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits yoga brought to her life, Terri enrolled in yoga teacher training to share her passion with others. She completed her 200-HR teacher certification in 2017 and her 300-HR advanced teacher certification in 2018, both with Christa Mastrangelo Joyce and Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown. A poet, Terri loves the meditative flow and challenge of a Vinyasa practice, but also teaches Gentle Yoga, Deep Relaxation, Hatha Yoga, and Yoga for Health & Wellness.

As a teacher, Terri’s provides a safe and compassionate space for her students to challenge themselves, connect with their essential wisdom, and engage in self-discovery. She is the co-owner of UpDog Yoga, opened in 2018 with her husband, Mike Ward, 200-RYT.

Connect with her at www.updogyogawv.com, updogyoga.terri@gmail.com, or on Facebook at UpDog Yoga


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Drawing Club
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

Drawing Club

Love to draw? Come to The River House to practice your skills by working from a still life or from your imagination. Bring your own supplies or borrow a pencil and paper from us.

All ages welcome, but activities directed for elementary through high school level kids.

The drawing club is free and open to anyone interested in learning and sharing!

FREE Club (donations appreciated)
Food & Beverages available for purchase in the Cafe

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Open Mic Night
Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

Come and share your music, poetry, comedy, or other form of performance art on The River House stage! We have a warm space and a welcoming audience.

Anyone can get on stage (Note: We are an inclusive and family friendly venue so please keep your performance respectful and appropriate). 

Participants must sign up for a 10-20 minute performance block, sign ups will begin by phone or in person as early as 5pm on Open Mic Fridays. (If there is a full list, performances may be reduced to 10 minutes or less)


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Holiday Artisans' Market
Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Artisans' Market

Join us on the first Saturday of every month for our Artisan Market, an open-air, covered arts fair featuring local artists showcasing, demonstrating and selling their work.

Come meet the artists, shop for handmade goods, and visit The River House gallery and Cafe while you're here!

FREE (donations appreciated)

DECEMBER ARTISANS OF THE MONTH: Kasha and Dacy Berry
Stay tuned for Darcy’s bio!

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Kasha: In an attempt to convey what Creation communicates to her, Kasha’s creations can range from playful and whimsical (i.e. “Autumn Wonder”) to mysterious and ethereal (“Nevermore”). Her love of nature and imagination drive her to seek a place where reality and fantasy meet (“Leap Frog”).

Kasha’s favorite subject is animals, and she has been known to do Pet Portraits and Spirit Animal Portraits in a variety of media, including graphite, watercolors, pen-and-ink drawings, pastels (both oil and chalk), and charcoal (which is quickly becoming her new favorite medium!).  Kasha is also well-versed in Polish folk art. She teaches classes in the old fashioned Polish style of dyeing Easter eggs (Pisanki). She also dabbles in the ancient Polish art of paper cutting (Wycinanki).

Kasha studied Studio Art at the University of Maryland’s campus in Munich, Germany. Three years in Europe gave her the opportunity to visit museums and attend lectures and seminars in Belgium, Austria, Italy, and Spain as well as Germany. She has also studied at local studios.

Kasha now resides in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley and, having raised and homeschooled her four children, she is free to turn her attention to her art, and to explore the wonders of Creation and Creativity. Please visit her on Facebook and follow her on Instagram.

Email: Kasha Kat <kattyannekasha@gmail.com>
Facebook: Kasha’s Studio
Instagram: art.kasha

 
 
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Bill Wellington
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Bill Wellington

$7 in advance / $10 at the door / 17 and under FREE

Get tickets here

Bill Wellington has had a very successful career as a storyteller and children’s entertainer whose award-winning Radio WOOF recordings have charmed children since 1990. Bill has also been a musician in several different bands: As fiddler for Caledonia (1982-87) and The Time Flies (2000 - present), as banjo player for Troublesome Creek String Band (2006-09), and as guitar player for The Bouncers (2016-present). Bill learned much of his guitar and fiddle playing from Tom and Israel Welch, West Virginia musicians well known in Hampshire and Mineral Counties who played for hundreds of square dances between 1935 and 1990.

Bill has taught at The Augusta Heritage Center, Pinewoods, The John C. Campbell Folk School, and Terpsichore Dance Holiday among others.

Come early for an old-time band workshop with Bill Wellington held at The Cat and The Fiddle! More info at www.thecatandthefiddlewv.com

Sponsored by:

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Camera Club
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Camera Club

All are welcome. Everyone who loves photography, from beginners to experts. The mission is to encourage each member at whatever level you are and to share ideas among members, both technical and creative.

Join the table!

Free (donations appreciated)

 

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The River House Community Chorus
Dec
8
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

Come join voice coach and owner of Hampshire Honeybee Music, Elizabeth Podsiadlo, for The River House Community Chorus.

Held every Sunday from 5-6pm, the group will meet for one hour practice sessions will be comprised of 15 minute vocal warm ups 45 minutes learning new songs and singing!

This group is ideal for all ages and abilities who:

  • love to sing

  • are curious about developing your voice

  • enjoy singing with others

  • want to make new friends

  • want to feel a part of something special

  • want to awaken your inner musician

  • want to sharpen your mind, if you want to build your coordination

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Yoga in the Gallery
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join local yoga teacher Shayna Hepner for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. Every Monday evening!

$10. please bring your own mat.

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Shayna Hepner is a 200 Hr Registered Yoga Teacher certified through Christa Mastrangelo Joyce of Jala yoga. She discovered yoga in high school as a form of exercise, and first began her practice at home with the help of YouTube tutorials and Yoga Journal magazine. She took her first true class in 2017 at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies where she came to appreciate and understand yoga not only as exercise, but also as a deepening of one’s connection to their body, and spirit. This connection is what drew her to Jala yoga in late 2017, and what inspired her to become certified as a teacher in 2018. This connection to body and spirit is now something she strives to bring to her students in class.

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Trivia Night
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night

Ready for another night of Trivia challenge?!

Bring your art & music knowledge to The River House's Trivia Night! It's free to play- Join our host, the clever Grassi family, and test your smarts over different rounds of trivia questions. 

Teams of 2-5 will compete. Come in a group or join a table of fellow trivia players.

Sip a soda, beer or glass of wine and compete to win a River House prize. Start studying!


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the Cafe

 

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Slow/Fast Old Time Jam
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Slow/Fast Old Time Jam

Hey Musicians! Come on out for OLD-TIME JAM! Bring your instrument and a tune and we'll all have a great time! Led by fiddle teacher Dakota Karper, Fiddler

Starting at 1pm we are going to start off the night with a slow jam specifically geared to beginning students/musicians though all levels are welcome to come participate. We will be playing slow and will be playing songs like Boil Them Cabbage Down, Angeline the Baker, Barlow Knife, Buffalo Gals, Cripple Creek, Soldier's Joy and Old Joe Clark just to name a few.

Then around 2:30 we will kick it up a gear to a fast jam. Beginners are still welcome to stay, but the music being played then will be faster and may be more complicated.

FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the Cafe

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Poetry Afternoon
Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

Poetry Afternoon

Do you have a poem you'd like to share? Of course you do! 

Local poet John Berry will be there to kick off the event, reading from his respective works, and from some of the poets who have influenced him with an open mic of the spoken word to follow

Free (donations welcomed)

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The River House Community Chorus
Dec
15
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

Come join voice coach and owner of Hampshire Honeybee Music, Elizabeth Podsiadlo, for The River House Community Chorus.

Held every Sunday from 5-6pm, the group will meet for one hour practice sessions will be comprised of 15 minute vocal warm ups 45 minutes learning new songs and singing!

This group is ideal for all ages and abilities who:

  • love to sing

  • are curious about developing your voice

  • enjoy singing with others

  • want to make new friends

  • want to feel a part of something special

  • want to awaken your inner musician

  • want to sharpen your mind, if you want to build your coordination

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Yoga in the Gallery
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join local yoga teacher Shayna Hepner for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. Every Monday evening!

$10. please bring your own mat.

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Shayna Hepner is a 200 Hr Registered Yoga Teacher certified through Christa Mastrangelo Joyce of Jala yoga. She discovered yoga in high school as a form of exercise, and first began her practice at home with the help of YouTube tutorials and Yoga Journal magazine. She took her first true class in 2017 at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies where she came to appreciate and understand yoga not only as exercise, but also as a deepening of one’s connection to their body, and spirit. This connection is what drew her to Jala yoga in late 2017, and what inspired her to become certified as a teacher in 2018. This connection to body and spirit is now something she strives to bring to her students in class.


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Film Club
Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

Film Club

Join us for The River House Film Club night!

Welcome to all cinefiles and casual movie goers alike. Enjoy watching a buzz worthy film followed by a guided discussion.

Screening starts at 6:30- we recommend people arrive at 6 for a film intro including topics that will be discussed after the film.

Stay tuned for teaser details...

FREE / $5 donation suggested

Complimentary popcorn included, food & drink available for purchase.

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Open Mic Night- Holiday Themed
Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night- Holiday Themed

HOLIDAY THEMED! Best holiday outfit wins a prize!

Come and share your music, poetry, comedy, or other form of performance art on The River House stage! We have a warm space and a welcoming audience.

Anyone can get on stage (Note: We are an inclusive and family friendly venue so please keep your performance respectful and appropriate). 

Participants must sign up for a 10-20 minute performance block, sign ups will begin by phone or in person as early as 5pm on Open Mic Fridays. (If there is a full list, performances may be reduced to 10 minutes or less)


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Herb Club
Dec
22
1:00 PM13:00

Herb Club

The Herb Club is a free, family friendly club led by local herbalists. Each month we highlight an herb, share recipes, experiences and knowledge, taste teas and get our senses involved with a hands on activity. Hope to see you there!

Stay tuned for more details about this month’s meeting…

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The River House Community Chorus
Dec
22
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

Come join voice coach and owner of Hampshire Honeybee Music, Elizabeth Podsiadlo, for The River House Community Chorus.

Held every Sunday from 5-6pm, the group will meet for one hour practice sessions will be comprised of 15 minute vocal warm ups 45 minutes learning new songs and singing!

This group is ideal for all ages and abilities who:

  • love to sing

  • are curious about developing your voice

  • enjoy singing with others

  • want to make new friends

  • want to feel a part of something special

  • want to awaken your inner musician

  • want to sharpen your mind, if you want to build your coordination

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Yoga in the Gallery
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join local yoga teacher Shayna Hepner for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. Every Monday evening!

$10. please bring your own mat.

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Shayna Hepner is a 200 Hr Registered Yoga Teacher certified through Christa Mastrangelo Joyce of Jala yoga. She discovered yoga in high school as a form of exercise, and first began her practice at home with the help of YouTube tutorials and Yoga Journal magazine. She took her first true class in 2017 at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies where she came to appreciate and understand yoga not only as exercise, but also as a deepening of one’s connection to their body, and spirit. This connection is what drew her to Jala yoga in late 2017, and what inspired her to become certified as a teacher in 2018. This connection to body and spirit is now something she strives to bring to her students in class.


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The River House Community Chorus
Oct
13
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

Come join voice coach and owner of Hampshire Honeybee Music, Elizabeth Podsiadlo, for The River House Community Chorus.

Held every Sunday from 5-6pm, the group will meet for one hour practice sessions will be comprised of 15 minute vocal warm ups 45 minutes learning new songs and singing!

This group is ideal for all ages and abilities who:

  • love to sing

  • are curious about developing your voice

  • enjoy singing with others

  • want to make new friends

  • want to feel a part of something special

  • want to awaken your inner musician

  • want to sharpen your mind, if you want to build your coordination

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Camera Club
Oct
13
2:00 PM14:00

Camera Club

All are welcome. Everyone who loves photography, from beginners to experts. The mission is to encourage each member at whatever level you are and to share ideas among members, both technical and creative.

Join the table!

Free (donations appreciated)

 

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Art for All
Oct
12
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages. Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All craft. We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making wooden spoon monsters!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Open Mic Night
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

Come and share your music, poetry, comedy, or other form of performance art on The River House stage! We have a warm space and a welcoming audience.

Anyone can get on stage (Note: We are an inclusive and family friendly venue so please keep your performance respectful and appropriate). 

Participants must sign up for a 10-20 minute performance block, sign ups will begin by phone or in person as early as 5pm on Open Mic Fridays. (If there is a full list, performances may be reduced to 10 minutes or less)


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Midweek Melodies Concert Series - The Nealons
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Midweek Melodies Concert Series - The Nealons

$8 a ticket / 17 yr and under free
Get Tickets Here

Beth and Dave Nealon bring their original and traditional acoustic roots music to bustling festivals and overlooked nursing homes, to city bars and rural churches—wherever people need grounding and encouragement. Tight harmonies and rough-hewn textures help deliver their wry wit and thoughtful musings on banjos, ukes, mandolins, and all sorts of guitars.

http://www.nealonsongs.com

dave@nealonsongs.com

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Yoga in the Gallery
Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join local yoga teacher Shayna Hepner for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. Every Monday evening!

$10. please bring your own mat.

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Shayna Hepner is a 200 Hr Registered Yoga Teacher certified through Christa Mastrangelo Joyce of Jala yoga. She discovered yoga in high school as a form of exercise, and first began her practice at home with the help of YouTube tutorials and Yoga Journal magazine. She took her first true class in 2017 at Omega Institute for Holistic Studies where she came to appreciate and understand yoga not only as exercise, but also as a deepening of one’s connection to their body, and spirit. This connection is what drew her to Jala yoga in late 2017, and what inspired her to become certified as a teacher in 2018. This connection to body and spirit is now something she strives to bring to her students in class.


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Solar Open House
Oct
6
3:00 PM15:00

Solar Open House

Have you thought about solar? Do you love the arts in Hampshire County?

The River House is hosting a Solar Open House to celebrate a full year of solar generation by its community supported solar array. With the tax credit still strong in 2020 at 26%, it's a great time to explore solar -- particularly if you're a farmer or business owner you have additional tax and grant incentives.

RSVP’s are not required, but attendees are encouraged to RSVP by calling event planner Danny Chiotos at 304-886-3389 or by visiting http://bit.ly/TRH2019OpenHouse.

The River House will be showcasing its 10-panel rooftop solar array which was made possible through Hampshire County residents going solar themselves with the Mountain View Solar-Vandalia Energy Services Community Give Back Program.

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Jim Townsend
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Jim Townsend

$7 in advance / $10 at the door / 17 yrs and under Free 
Get tickets here

Jim Townsend is a classically trained pianist and composer from Hampshire County, WV. He studied composition with Dr. Jon Ward Bauman, Dr. John Beall, and Dr. Mark Andrew Cook. He studied piano with Dr. Christine Kefferstan, Dr. Yu-Hsuan Liao, and Betty Hadidian. He has also studied harpsichord with Dr. William Haller. As a composer, he tries to paint the landscape he grew up in with sound. Jim already has completed over 100 compositions complete, including 5 piano sonatas, 3 string quartets, 2 symphonies, and 2 piano concerti, and several cycles and small works for piano and chamber ensemble. Most of his works are spiritually inspired, and incorporate spiritual ideas. As a pianist, Jim has performed many works, including several of the piano sonatas of Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, with a focus and specialization on the french contemporary composer Olivier Messiaen.

Sponsored by:

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Slow/Fast Old Time Jam
Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Slow/Fast Old Time Jam

Hey Musicians! Come on out for OLD-TIME JAM! Bring your instrument and a tune and we'll all have a great time! Led by fiddle teacher Dakota Karper, Fiddler

Starting at 1pm we are going to start off the night with a slow jam specifically geared to beginning students/musicians though all levels are welcome to come participate. We will be playing slow and will be playing songs like Boil Them Cabbage Down, Angeline the Baker, Barlow Knife, Buffalo Gals, Cripple Creek, Soldier's Joy and Old Joe Clark just to name a few.

Then around 2:30 we will kick it up a gear to a fast jam. Beginners are still welcome to stay, but the music being played then will be faster and may be more complicated.

FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the Cafe

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Art for All
Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages. Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All craft. We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making pipe cleaner spiders!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Artisans' Market
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Artisans' Market

Join us on the first Saturday of every month for our Artisan Market, an open-air, covered arts fair featuring local artists showcasing, demonstrating and selling their work.

Come meet the artists, shop for handmade goods, and visit The River House gallery and Cafe while you're here!

FREE (donations appreciated)

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OCTOBER ARTISAN OF THE MONTH: Eva Taylor

Eva Taylor: Eva Taylor of Ironwood Farms West Virginia works to provide education and general encouragement of regenerative agriculture, sustainable living, independent learning and artistic expression.   Her creations include Food forest gardens and native plantings on her properties as well as Adirondack pack baskets and various collection vessels she designs herself. Her professional life as a structural bodyworker keeps her connected to her community providing relief from chronic and acute pain conditions.  As a teacher Eva creates workshops and lectures teaching a variety of sustainable living skills including permaculture living, food forest gardening, soil health, fermentation, soap making, and basket weaving. On any day of the week you might find her weaving, fixing people, harvesting herbs, playing old time fiddle tunes, or researching for her next lecture, workshop or adventure. Eva grew up in the woods of Maine and now resides in eastern West Virginia with her husband Dain and daughter Shayna.

“Adirondack pack baskets have a history in land conservation efforts and remind me of my childhood home in Maine. I design all of my baskets from start to finish and can build baskets to suit whatever need.  Everyone is hand made without the use of molds or forms, and is a unique piece of utilitarian art! Leather straps and harnesses begin as leather sides and are hand cut and fitted to each basket. My baskets have found their way into the hands of  wild food foragers, mushroomers, gardeners, urban farm market supporters, berry pickers, wood carvers, beachcombers, and herbalists.  My hope is that by creating vessels people love to use, I can lend a hand in replacing throwaway plastics and further the use of the Adirondack Pack Basket in the conservation of our resources.“

Email: Eva Taylor <ironwoodfarmswv@yahoo.com>
Cell: 240-285-3820 (cell phone, text messages are fine)
Website:  Ironwoodfarmswv.com

 
 
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Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Friday
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film Friday

Do you love Sci-fi? Fantasy? Adventure? Come to Fantasy Film Friday where we will be showing one of our staff's favorite films on the big screen! Bring a comfy chair if you like or arrive early and claim the couch for a front row seat. Popcorn provided. Call TRH or email us to find out more about our movie selection for the evening.

FREE

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Drawing Club
Oct
3
6:30 PM18:30

Drawing Club

Love to draw? Come to The River House to practice your skills by working from a still life or from your imagination. Bring your own supplies or borrow a pencil and paper from us.

All ages welcome, but activities directed for elementary through high school level kids.

The drawing club is free and open to anyone interested in learning and sharing!

FREE Club (donations appreciated)
Food & Beverages available for purchase in the Cafe

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Yoga in the Gallery
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join local yoga teacher Terri Ward for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. Every Monday evening!

$10. please bring your own mat.

Terri Ward, 500-RYT began practicing yoga in 2012 to deepen her meditation practice. Inspired by the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits yoga brought to her life, Terri enrolled in yoga teacher training to share her passion with others. She completed her 200-HR teacher certification in 2017 and her 300-HR advanced teacher certification in 2018, both with Christa Mastrangelo Joyce and Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown. A poet, Terri loves the meditative flow and challenge of a Vinyasa practice, but also teaches Gentle Yoga, Deep Relaxation, Hatha Yoga, and Yoga for Health & Wellness.

As a teacher, Terri’s provides a safe and compassionate space for her students to challenge themselves, connect with their essential wisdom, and engage in self-discovery. She is the co-owner of UpDog Yoga, opened in 2018 with her husband, Mike Ward, 200-RYT.

Connect with her at www.updogyogawv.com, updogyoga.terri@gmail.com, or on Facebook at UpDog Yoga


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Garden Basket Making Class
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Garden Basket Making Class

Come out and welcome the fall season with the Garden Basket class!

Learn to make a classic Williamsburg, oak handled gathering basket that can be used for fruit, mushroom or herb and veggie gathering. The basket base will measure 10x10 inches with a Williamsburg Oak handle. The actual size of the basket will depend on your own artistic expression as you weave this basket over a daylong workshop. This class will cover all the basics of creating a handled basket from base to rim!

All levels are welcome!

This class will be held at The River House in Capon Bridge, lunch will be available for purchase or bring a bag lunch and a drink for the midway meal. Class price includes all materials and instructions. Full refund on the class if cancelled at least 10 days prior to date of class. Cancellation within 10 days of the class and you will get a credit towards a future class.

$72 per person

—SOLD OUT—

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Art for All
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages. Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All craft. We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making paper pumpkins!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Open Mic Night
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

Come and share your music, poetry, comedy, or other form of performance art on The River House stage! We have a warm space and a welcoming audience.

Anyone can get on stage (Note: We are an inclusive and family friendly venue so please keep your performance respectful and appropriate). 

Participants must sign up for a 10-20 minute performance block, sign ups will begin by phone or in person as early as 5pm on Open Mic Fridays. (If there is a full list, performances may be reduced to 10 minutes or less)


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Yoga in the Gallery
Sep
23
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join local yoga teacher Terri Ward for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. Every Monday evening!

$10. please bring your own mat.

Terri Ward, 500-RYT began practicing yoga in 2012 to deepen her meditation practice. Inspired by the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits yoga brought to her life, Terri enrolled in yoga teacher training to share her passion with others. She completed her 200-HR teacher certification in 2017 and her 300-HR advanced teacher certification in 2018, both with Christa Mastrangelo Joyce and Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown. A poet, Terri loves the meditative flow and challenge of a Vinyasa practice, but also teaches Gentle Yoga, Deep Relaxation, Hatha Yoga, and Yoga for Health & Wellness.

As a teacher, Terri’s provides a safe and compassionate space for her students to challenge themselves, connect with their essential wisdom, and engage in self-discovery. She is the co-owner of UpDog Yoga, opened in 2018 with her husband, Mike Ward, 200-RYT.

Connect with her at www.updogyogawv.com, updogyoga.terri@gmail.com, or on Facebook at UpDog Yoga


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Potomac Riverkeepers
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

Potomac Riverkeepers

Come learn about the 2020 collaborative plans to keep the Cacapon River clean by the area's leading watershed groups. This is a FRIEND-raiser -- meet fellow river lovers, enjoy food and entertainment and sign up for action! It is a free and family-friendly event.

Sponsored by the Potomac Riverkeepers, Cacapon Institute, Wardensville Garden Market and Friends of the Cacapon River

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Herb Club
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Herb Club

The Herb Club is a free, family friendly club led by local herbalists. Each month we highlight an herb, share recipes, experiences and knowledge, taste teas and get our senses involved with a hands on activity. Hope to see you there!

This month we will focus on Home Apothecary Basics - Preparing your Fall and Winter Herbal Medicines.

This month Kelly Howard, clinical herbalist, will teach about herbs to boost the immune system and what to have on hand for common fall/winter ailments like colds and flu, coughs, dry skin, etc.

In this class you will learn how to make an infusion, decoction, syrup, gummies and ozymel. We will taste as we go!

There will be demonstrations of making elderberry syrup, elderberry gummies, and fire cider.

Optional Hands-on: Make your own cold and flu tea and/or elderberry syrup packet to take home. (Small fee for supplies)

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The Chocolate House
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

The Chocolate House

Young musicians, writers, story-tellers, and more are encouraged to come and share their talent on stage for a youth open mic style event. Each youth performer will get up to 15 minutes on stage to share (performers don't have to fill the entire 15 minutes- one song or poem etc. is fine as well!). We hope family and friends will come out to support the young talent in our community! Complimentary chocolate treats available at our first Chocolate House event!

Years ago, “The Chocolate House” filled the CB Middle School auditorium on Friday nights. An open mic style event planned and performed by youth, this was the positive start for a lifetime of music-making for many of its participants. Teachers, Steve Bailes and Charlie Streisel, are helping us revive this new version of The Chocolate House here at The River House!

Chocolate House History:

The Chocolate House

Years ago in a galaxy far, far away, two bold explorers dreamed up the idea of a chocolate house.

This was to be a place where young people could come and show off their talents to whomever was interested in watching. In an old gym, with poor lighting and a makeshift sound system, the kids came up one by one and played their guitar, or their drums, recited a poem, told jokes or sang Acappella. No one judged them, everyone applauded, and the evenings zoomed by. Many of the duties associated with the logistics of the coffee house were assumed by students; themes, decorations, stage management, set up, refreshments, master of ceremony and the ugly job of cleaning up. Sometimes Charlie, Steve and Terry designated themes for the evening, like Beatles, Hawaiian, Christmas and even a beach theme. One never knew what genre of music they might be exposed to; classical, bluegrass, folk, rock, rap and original compositions. One evening, to our surprise, the local police dropped by, took the stage and proceeded to do the hambone using their hands and bodies as percussion instruments. They were a big hit and from that day on they were regular additions to the show. In the officer’s words, he would rather proactively create good kids than chase bad kids.

Time has drifted by and those young kids are now truck drivers, doctors, scientists, factory workers and a few of them are musicians. We like to think that maybe, the musicians got their start at our humble Chocolate House. 2017, the emergence of the RIVER HOUSE brought a renewed quest for connectivity and arts for the entire community in an accepting environment.

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Art for All
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages. Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All craft. We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will have a juggling instructor and also be making our own juggling balls. Come learn about movement arts!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Trivia Night
Sep
20
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night

Ready for another night of Trivia challenge?!

Bring your art & music knowledge to The River House's Trivia Night! It's free to play- Join our host, the clever Grassi family, and test your smarts over different rounds of trivia questions. 

Teams of 2-5 will compete. Come in a group or join a table of fellow trivia players.

Sip a soda, beer or glass of wine and compete to win a River House prize. Start studying!


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the Cafe

 

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Film Club
Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Film Club

Join us for The River House Film Club night!

Welcome to all cinefiles and casual movie goers alike. Enjoy watching a buzz worthy film followed by a guided discussion.

Screening starts at 6:30- we recommend people arrive at 6 for a film intro including topics that will be discussed after the film.

Stay tuned for teaser details...

FREE / $5 donation suggested

Complimentary popcorn included, food & drink available for purchase.

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Yoga in the Gallery
Sep
16
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join local yoga teacher Terri Ward for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. Every Monday evening!

$10. please bring your own mat.

Terri Ward, 500-RYT began practicing yoga in 2012 to deepen her meditation practice. Inspired by the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits yoga brought to her life, Terri enrolled in yoga teacher training to share her passion with others. She completed her 200-HR teacher certification in 2017 and her 300-HR advanced teacher certification in 2018, both with Christa Mastrangelo Joyce and Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown. A poet, Terri loves the meditative flow and challenge of a Vinyasa practice, but also teaches Gentle Yoga, Deep Relaxation, Hatha Yoga, and Yoga for Health & Wellness.

As a teacher, Terri’s provides a safe and compassionate space for her students to challenge themselves, connect with their essential wisdom, and engage in self-discovery. She is the co-owner of UpDog Yoga, opened in 2018 with her husband, Mike Ward, 200-RYT.

Connect with her at www.updogyogawv.com, updogyoga.terri@gmail.com, or on Facebook at UpDog Yoga


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Poetry Afternoon
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Poetry Afternoon

Do you have a poem you'd like to share? Of course you do! 

Local poet John Berry will be there to kick off the event, reading from his respective works, and from some of the poets who have influenced him with an open mic of the spoken word to follow

Free (donations welcomed)

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September Artist Gallery Reception
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

September Artist Gallery Reception

Join us for our September Gallery Artist Reception featuring local photographer, Lisa Elmaleh!

Meet the artist, peruse her work, and find out about her art form.
Saturday, September 14
6-7pm, FREE

About the Artist:
Lisa Elmaleh was born and raised in Miami, Florida and is a resident of Hampshire County, West Virginia. She specializes in large-format work in tintype, glass negative, and celluloid film. Her and her large-format 8×10″ camera (named Fitzgerald Fitzwilliam Fitzgeorge) go on many adventures together, along with her portable wet plate darkroom. She teaches at the School of Visual Arts and the Penumbra Foundation in New York City, and the Pennsylvania College of Art and Design in Lancaster and is always on the road. Stop by this month to see her gallery of photographs before they hit the road!

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Slow/Fast Old Time Jam
Sep
14
6:00 PM18:00

Slow/Fast Old Time Jam

Hey Musicians! Come on out for OLD-TIME JAM! Bring your instrument and a tune and we'll all have a great time! Led by fiddle teacher Dakota Karper, Fiddler

Starting at 6pm we are going to start off the night with a slow jam specifically geared to beginning students/musicians though all levels are welcome to come participate. We will be playing slow and will be playing songs like Boil Them Cabbage Down, Angeline the Baker, Barlow Knife, Buffalo Gals, Cripple Creek, Soldier's Joy and Old Joe Clark just to name a few.

Then around 7:30 we will kick it up a gear to a fast jam. Beginners are still welcome to stay, but the music being played then will be faster and may be more complicated.

FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the Cafe

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