Burger Pop Up and Nature Program
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Burger Pop Up and Nature Program

Enjoy this Burger Pop-Up event as we join forces with our favorite local butcher shop, The Farmers Daughter starting at 6:30PM. Then stick around for a Nature Program 'Hollows, Peepers & Highlanders' with George Constantz starting at sunset.


Hollows, Peepers and Highlanders:

George Constantz, favorite local nature writer and teacher will begin the sunset nature program by setting the Appalachian stage. After reviewing the highlands’ geologic origins, he will touch on the structure of forest and balds, and pose the mystery of an Asian connection. The heart of the talk explores adaptations with a counter-intuitive twist—sex changes of a plant, lying by fireflies, individual recognition by salamanders. After touching on seasonal adaptations, he will conclude with his interpretation of the Appalachians’ four biggest environmental issues.

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Art for All
Aug
24
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 friendship bracelets!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Slow/Fast Old Time Jam
Aug
24
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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Poetry Brunch
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Poetry Brunch

Join special featured poet, Ellen Steinbaum, during our Poetry Brunch!

Ellen's bio: Ellen Steinbaum is the author of four poetry collections. Her work has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize and is included in Garrison Keillor’s anthology, Good Poems, American Places; The Widows’ Handbook; Cavankerry’s Waiting Room Reader II; and A Mighty Room: a collection of poems written in Emily Dickinson’s bedroom. An award-winning journalist and former Boston Globe columnist, she writes a blog, “Reading and Writing and the Occasional Recipe” which can be found at her web site, ellensteinbaum.com.

Free (donations welcomed)

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Yoga in the Gallery
Aug
26
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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Open Mic Night
Aug
30
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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Art for All
Aug
31
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 Van Gogh inspired art!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Mining the Fool's Gold: Turning Family Stories into Tall Tales with Adam Booth
Aug
31
3:30 PM15:30

Mining the Fool's Gold: Turning Family Stories into Tall Tales with Adam Booth

Mining the Fool's Gold: Turning Family Stories into Tall Tales

$35 per person

tickets: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

Are there stories in the family that are too good to be made up? Ever wish there were? This crash course will guides participants through the process of taking family stories - no matter how plain - and turning them into tall tales. Focus is placed on conventions of tall tale, story development, and skills of exaggeration. Participants should come to the workshop familiar with a short personal or family story they wish to use.



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Storytelling with Adam Booth
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Storytelling with Adam Booth

Join Adam Booth for an evening of tall tales and Appalachian stories. 

$7 in advance / $10 at the door / $5 student ID / 17 and under free
tickets: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

Adam Booth's storytelling blends traditional folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. His original voice, both humorous and touching, is influenced by generations of diverse storytellers from West Virginia. His telling appearances have included Teller-In-Residence at the International Storytelling Center, New Voice at the National Storytelling Festival, resident at the Banff (Alberta) Spoken Word program, collaborations with the West Virginia Dance Company and Goose Route Dance Company, and multiple events in seventeen states. Equally at home as a teller and educator, his research and presentations have included the Berea Appalachian Sound Archives Fellowship, the National Academy of Medicine, Ghost Ranch, the National Storytelling Conference, the Appalachian Studies Association Conference, and the National Endowment for the Humanities Voices from the Misty Mountains summer seminars and institute. He is a member of the Recording Academy and his recordings have been honored with two Parents' Choice Silver Honors, four Storytelling World Awards and Honors, the NSN's J.J. Reneaux Mentorship Grant to work with Dovie Thomason, and four West Virginia Liars’ Contest wins. He teaches Appalachian studies at Shepherd University and is the founding director of the Speak Story Series. Adam is most at home sharing stories and music with the next generation of listeners and tellers throughout Appalachia.

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Yoga in the Gallery
Sep
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
Sep
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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Artisans' Market
Sep
7
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)

Meet our September Artisan of the Month

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Joy Bridy

Joy Bridy: Locals say that a wild woman walks these paths, in the mythical clean air and water of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in the Eastern Panhandle of WV. An artist potter, flaneur, and lover of trees, she can be seen along the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, the Appalachian Trail and C&O Canal. These water lines both keep her alive and inform her work in art and community. She stands true to her heart and values, and thrives with grass-roots connections and creative projects of subtle but strong magnitude. If you catch sight of her, you’ll surely see her tell-tale pooch, and possibly a sketchbook under her arm. While not from here, she is of here, and welcomes your genuine conversation.

“I am a wood firing potter nestled in the rocks and rolling hills of Jefferson County, West Virginia. Clay travels have taken me coast-to-coast, north to south, and the urge for my own studio space and smokeless bourry box wood kiln brought me to settle in this vibrant West Virginia community with a long history of handmade and home grown. My time is spent creating in clay; teaching outside and in community spaces; networking with the larger community of artists, naturalists, and farmers; walking and hiking the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers with my pooch…creating the balance between studio work and community building that I love best.”

Joy Bridy Pottery

Email: joybridy@yahoo.com

Groundswell--Ideas and Inspirations: http://www.joybridy.com/
Studio Tour: www.overthemountainstudiotour.com/

 
 
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Art for All
Sep
7
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 watercolor bookmarks!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Dakota Karper
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Dakota Karper

$10 at the door / $7 in advance/ 17 yrs & under free
tickets: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

Dakota Karper, fiddler and vocalist, was born and raised in rural West Virginia where she grew up surrounded by Old-Time Appalachian String Band music. From a young age she took to this music with great abandon. Absorbing as much as possible, she apprenticed under fiddler Joe Herrmann, spent weeks at Augusta Heritage Center, and various music festivals in and around West Virginia as well as studying classical violin at the Shenandoah Arts Academy in Winchester, VA. After living in Baltimore, MD for 7 years, Dakota moved back to her roots in Capon Bridge, WV where she is now teaching Appalachian fiddle, as well as performing in the the surrounding areas. Dakota was a founding member of the 'Short Mountain String Band', and now 'Hay Fever' which released its first album in June 2018. Whether performing, teaching, or jamming, Dakota is always looking for a way to share her passion for mountain music.

Find out more at: www.dakotakarper.com

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Camera Club
Sep
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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Yoga in the Gallery
Sep
9
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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Midweek Melodies Concert Series: The Shifters
Sep
12
6:00 PM18:00

Midweek Melodies Concert Series: The Shifters

$8 ticket/ 17 yrs & under free
tickets: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration 

The Shifters write songs, creating their own atmosphere from elements of
rock n’ roll, blues, swing, country and other down home oddities. Like time
travelers, these genre jumpers are revelers of their own making.

The Shifters celebrate the songscape of America and add their own original
songs to complete the picture.

Expect to hear strong, passionate vocals, textured by a powerful mix of a
variety of instruments.

Both of The Shifters CD’s, “ I Wanna Land” and “ Legend or Rumor,”
( just released in October ) contain all original songs.

The Shifters are:
Mary Anne Haines - acoustic guitar and vocals.
Bill McLaughlan - acoustic & electric guitars and vocals
Mike Kligerman - fiddle, viola, button accordion, lap steel, bass, uke

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Open Mic Night
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

The Hampshire Highlands Arts Festival Open mic ‘battle’ at TRH will run from 5-9 (we will go longer if needed) on Friday September, 13, 2019. The winner will get a 30 minute paid gig at the Arts Festival in Romney the following evening, September 14, 2019. All those interested in being a part of the open mic ‘battle’ should pre-register by Thursday, September 13 at the latest. All others who wish to participate but not compete for a festival performance can register on the day of; however, space is limited and priority will be given to those competing for the festival performance.

TRH will begin accepting registrations for this event the week prior, starting on Thursday, September 5, 2019. For more information or to register please email arts@theriverhousewv.org

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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). 


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Open Mic Night
Sep
13
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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Art for All
Sep
14
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 banjos!

Free (donations appreciated)

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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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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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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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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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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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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!

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

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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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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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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 decorating and making magnets!

Free (donations appreciated)

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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

Register Here

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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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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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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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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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Jim Townsend
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Jim Townsend

$7 in advance / $10 at the door / 17 yrs and under Free 
tickets: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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.

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

Midweek Melodies Concert Series - Dave 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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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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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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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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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

Buy Tickets Here

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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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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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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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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

Buy Tickets Here

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Yoga in the Gallery
Aug
19
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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Herb Club
Aug
18
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 Chocolate House
Aug
17
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
Aug
17
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 leaf prints!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Open Mic Night
Aug
16
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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Film Club
Aug
15
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
Aug
12
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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Camera Club
Aug
11
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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Michael and Carrie Kline
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Michael and Carrie Kline

$7 in advance / $10 at the door /17 years & under Free
tickets: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

Michael and Carrie Kline met through a love of singing, old-time music and the oral tradition. They’ve made a life together performing music, gathering stories, and documenting experiences of new immigrants and long established residents of Appalachia and beyond, amining to sustain families and communities through folklife documentation, listening projects and music. As the name of their business states, they build cross-cultural understanding through “Talking Across the Lines”. The Klines weave West Virginia stories and folklore with spine tingling harmonies on voice and guitar. They present their music both as entertainment and social history with engaging ease and hard-hitting passion. Please visit www.folktalk.orgto learn more about the Klines.

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Gritty Coal Mining Songs from the Southern Mountains Workshop
Aug
10
3:30 PM15:30

Gritty Coal Mining Songs from the Southern Mountains Workshop

$15 for individuals / $30 for families
tickets: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

Join in Michael and Carrie Kline's repertoire of hard-hitting coal mining songs gathered over a life time of singing and collecting in the southern Appalachians. From classics including Dark as a Dungeon and 16 Tons, to Jean Ritchie's L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore and Billy Edd Wheeler's Coal Tattoo, and lesser known songs that scrape down

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Art for All
Aug
10
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 painted leaf mobiles!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Trivia Night
Aug
9
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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Midweek Melodies Concert Series - Matthew Sabatella
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Midweek Melodies Concert Series - Matthew Sabatella

$8 per ticket/ 17 yrs & under free
tickets: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration


*Food & Drink Specials on Midweek Melodies Thursdays*

With vocals, guitar, banjo, and mountain dulcimer, Matthew Sabatella connects people with music that is woven into the fabric of the United States. Since before the United States declared independence, songs, instruments, and musical styles were carried to the New World. As people from different backgrounds interacted with each other, unique new forms of music emerged that could only have been born in this nation of immigrants. Matthew Sabatella takes the audience on a journey that connects traditional folk songs, spirituals, work songs, fiddle tunes, Appalachian music, ragtime, blues, jazz, old-time country, bluegrass, and early rock and roll.

Here are links to a few videos:

Solo montage: https://youtu.be/gwlu9ysYbZA

The Wisconsin Emigrant: https://youtu.be/tQp-QyPitug

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Yoga in the Gallery
Aug
5
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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Gallery Reception Featuring Michael Kenneth O'Brien
Aug
4
12:00 PM12:00

Gallery Reception Featuring Michael Kenneth O'Brien

Michael Kenneth O’Brien, 67, lives with his wife Paula in a residential area of Romney. He maintains a working home studio there.

This past October (2018), a collection of O’Brien’s paintings and sculptures were represented in a month-long exhibition at the C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts in Cumberland, Md.

In 2015, his painting, “Along The Electric Fence Line,” was represented at the 16th Annual Will’s Creek Exhibition — a national juried exhibition of contemporary artwork featuring established and emerging artists from across the United States — at the Saville Gallery in Cumberland.

A six-week 2009-10 solo exhibition, “Found Along The Way,” featured over 40 of O’Brien’s paintings, drawings and sculptures at The Bottling Works in Romney.

He was one of the original Hampshire County artists in 2008 organizing and participating in the Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour. The tour became a seasonal event for a number of years.

For nearly two decades, O’Brien’s 2D explorations have focused on what would best be described as collage painting.

“Back in 2001, I spent a day soaking in a comprehensive exhibition of abstract artist Clyfford Still (1904-1980) at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C. I was taken by the immense size of Still’s work. But I have limited space in my studio at home. “ O’Brien says. “So, I got the idea to use rolls of butcher paper, tack up 6 to 8 foot lengths, paint on them to experience the physicality of grander brush strokes. Once reaching a basic point of a complete work, tearing the paper and apply it to a back painting on canvass or board and melding the two compositions.”

The work takes off from there with interplays of brushwork and torn paper. The paintings often reflect the 3D stained glass/copper work he’s been pursuing since the late 1980s.

“In thinking about the deeper ‘drive’ at work are connections with the natural world from the surface to the core — standing on the ground and reaching to the expansive cosmology of existence,” O’Brien says. “Psychological, comical, subconscious, super consciousness. Rocks, trees, rivers, sky. Lost structures, spare parts. All together see what it makes — take the journey flowing down a new path walked many times.”

O’Brien was born in Los Angeles, California and has lived in Hampshire County since 1990. He spent 25 years working locally as a newspaper reporter.

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Dropping Julia
Aug
3
7:00 PM19:00

Dropping Julia

Dropping Julia is a pop-rock band in Charlottesville, Virginia, formed around the original songs of front-woman Emily Kresky. Hailing from Northern NJ, Emily began writing songs and picked up the guitar at age 19, which she carried all over the U.S. and across the pond, cutting her teeth in pubs, bars, restaurants and street performances.

With the addition of bassist Niko Cvetanovich and drummer Sean Bracken, her songs took on a new personality. With lively elements of rockabilly, 90’s-inspired pop, rock, funk and R&B layered over songs rooted in folk, Dropping Julia participates in the lush tapestry of American Roots music adding their own eclectic spin that is both uniquely modern and longingly retro. Their compelling performances, infused with authenticity and soul, richly combine a steadfast rhythm section, dynamic transitions and rhythms and entertaining camaraderie. With hauntingly alluring lyrics reminiscent of a dimly lit barroom, and whimsical yet sultry vocals, Dropping Julia sparkles with Jersey sass and Virginia charm.

In preparation for the release of their debut album “Wake Up”, the band has been tirelessly on the road, charming audiences in their hometown as well as up and down the east coast on stages including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall, NorFOLK Festival, TomTom Founders Festival, and RVA Music Hall. Radiating with dedicated musicianship and genuine friendship, Dropping Julia’s onstage chemistry has a magnetic effect, drawing fans and newcomers alike to join in on the the celebration.

Dropping Julia, "Sally May" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAjFNC0yGjU

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

Get your tickets here!

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Art for All
Aug
3
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 salt painting!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Artisans' Market
Aug
3
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)

Meet our August Artisan of the Month

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V Lynn Moore

My History: When I was very young, around three or four, I had a passion for horses. I would ask everyone I saw to draw a horse for me, but I was never satisfied with the pictures that others drew. Finally and exasperated, my mom said: “Well draw it yourself!” So I did, and I never stopped drawing.

I grew up in Maryland on the lower Potomac where brackish river meets the Chesapeake Bay and spent an idyllic childhood running in the woods, along the little beach, or floating on the nearby pond. I spent a lot of time sketching some of the wonders that I discovered each day. Sometimes I had no paper, so I would draw on anything such as rocks, wood, walls, or cabinets – much to my mom’s dismay.

As time passes, our lives take many twists and turns. After college, I worked in software development for many years, but by 2005, it was time for change. I quit the tech world, moved west, and have been following my creative passion happily ever after all around the mid-Atlantic region.

Artist Statement: My work has evolved over time; I think for the better. My passion is with oil painting, but I like to experiment with all mediums. I believe that experiencing the beauty of a scene can best be captured on canvas when I immerse myself in all the sensory input that surrounds me and when I am truly being present at the moment in which I am painting.

I am obsessive about conveying the beauty and wonder of the world in which I live. I still hold onto the idealistic belief that perhaps one day, my work will save the world - or at least one wild and wonderful part of it.

Studio: 304.897.7827
Email: lmoore@hardynet.com
Website:http://vlynnstudio.com/

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Open Mic Night
Aug
2
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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Drawing Club
Aug
1
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
Jul
29
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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July Gallery Reception
Jul
28
3:00 PM15:00

July Gallery Reception

Join us for our July Gallery Reception featuring local fiber artist, Susan Feller!

Susan's fiber art, which is largely inspired by trees, is a must see in person! Using traditional handcrafts - embroidery, quilting, rughooking Feller mimics nature and adds a graphic style to it in the framed work. In her work you will find herringbone, tweeds, plaids and hand-dyed wool loops turned in directions depict the texture and shadows of each species.

Stop by to meet her, browse her work, grab something tasty from the cafe, and find out more about her artistic process!

Visit https://artwools.com/gallery/natures-beauty-human-impact/ to view past and present work and come out to see the newest pieces. Dimensional fiber art needs to be seen in person to enjoy the detail, materials and techniques.

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Herb Club
Jul
28
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 be learning about hydrosol distillation from local herbalists Leenie Hobbie and Kelly Howard. There will be a demonstration along with history, how-to information, and resources. This is a home-scale take on aromatherapy that focuses on garden-to-home-apothecary use of resources, is truly environmentally respectful and friendly, and personally and practically empowering!

There will be a distillation demonstration using a copper alembic (still). We will have 3 different sized copper stills to see and a homemade set-up using everyday items found in your kitchen.
**This club event will be held in the Otter’s Den and may run longer than usual**

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Open Studio
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

Open Studio

Come out for Open Studio Night at The River House! Bring whatever project you are currently working on or start a new one- all types of media welcome. Use some of our supplies (donations encouraged) or bring your own.

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Art for All
Jul
27
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 shark themed art to celebrate shark week!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Sci-Fi Film Friday
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Sci-Fi Film Friday

Do you love Sci-Fi? Come to Sci-Fi 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.

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Yoga in the Gallery
Jul
22
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
Jul
21
2:30 PM14:30

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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