Open Mic Night
Sep
21
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 at Open Mic Nights (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
22
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 afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making fairy light jars!

Free (donations appreciated)

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CassiRaye
Sep
22
7:00 PM19:00

CassiRaye

CassiRaye:  

CassiRaye is an artist whose creative vision is as expansive as her soul. Born in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC, and strongly influenced by her southern roots, audiences find themselves captivated by her earthy, sensual voice, and her original songs lead listeners into the most intimate depths of the human experience. CassiRaye's music continues to find its way into hearts across North and South America, and she has been a featured performer at music festivals and concert venues throughout the eastern US, including Culturefest in West Virginia, and BuddhaFest in Washington, DC.

In addition to being a gifted musician, CassiRaye is also an accomplished visual artist, and in all her creative work, she is inspired to transform the heaviness of life into beautiful expressions of healing that are uplifting and playful. When she's not creating beautiful music and art, she finds herself most inspired by nature, good tea, quality time with beloved friends and family, and her hometown, Shepherdstown, WV. Her debut album Open was released in the Spring of 2015. Her newest album Wake is set to release in August of 2018.

$10 at door/ $7 advance / $5 student

get your ticket here: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Herb Club Meeting
Sep
23
1:00 PM13:00

Herb Club Meeting

Open to all who are interested in learning something new and sharing love of herbs. We will be learning, exploring, and adventuring as a group!

Back-to-School often means the start of colds & flu season. Come learn about herbs for supporting health and immunity.


Free Club (donations appreciated)

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Yoga in the Gallery
Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join Terri for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. 

All levels welcomed. $10. Please bring your own mat

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

Terri Ward, RYT200, is Yoga Alliance certified through Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown, WV, and currently teaches at Jala Yoga Winchester and Trilogy at Lake Frederick. Although her primary style of practice is Vinyasa (flow yoga), Terri also teaches Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Health and Wellness, and Deep Relaxation Yoga. She enjoys exploring other styles of yoga to share with her students and is passionate about helping others discover the transformative power of a consistent yoga practice on and off the mat. Through yoga and meditation, Terri helps individuals of all backgrounds connect with and blossom into the wisdom, strength, and wholeness of their essential self. Terri lives in Slanesville with her husband, sons, two dogs, and two cats. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, she is a poet and Reiki Master Practitioner. You can reach her at bloomyoga.terri@gmail.com or 540.550.7357.

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Drawing Club
Sep
27
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.

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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The River House Community Chorus
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

The River House Community Chorus

Love to sing? The River House has a new chorus! The River House Community Chorus will be lead by Elizabeth Podsiadlo - voice instructor at Honeybee Music Studios.

Elizabeth Podsiadlo owns and runs Hampshire Honey Bee Music in Romney, WV.  She has studied a taught voice and piano for more than 15 years.  Her specialty being free and unimpeded vocal production, which stems from an understanding of “belly breathing”   This type of breathing will free the voice and bring more comfort and color into the voice of each singer.  The understanding of “color” comes into play as well, as we learn that each voice has a different timber or color which can be manipulated by the singer through “breathing and facial movement”  We will learn how to blend these colors to make a choir produce a unified sound.   

The understanding of the belly breathing and the facial movement will be taught through breathing exercises and vocal exercises.   These can be very fun and will oxygenate those participating which can lift mood and increase health.    

Elizabeth will teach 5 pieces which the group can sing along with the Romney Community Choir at her October 18th and 19th program at the Bottling Works in Romney. 

There is an opportunity to sing a song or two at a WW! Concert as well as carol at the tree lighting ceremony in Capon Bridge!

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Art for All
Sep
29
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 afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be decorating ceramic coasters!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Game Night
Sep
29
6:00 PM18:00

Game Night

The River House will provide a variety of games for an evening of family fun!

Come have some dinner, a drink, and enjoy meeting new people around the game table.

All ages welcome.

FREE (donations welcomed)

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Yoga in the Gallery
Oct
1
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join Terri for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. 

All levels welcomed. $10. Please bring your own mat

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

Terri Ward, RYT200, is Yoga Alliance certified through Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown, WV, and currently teaches at Jala Yoga Winchester and Trilogy at Lake Frederick. Although her primary style of practice is Vinyasa (flow yoga), Terri also teaches Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Health and Wellness, and Deep Relaxation Yoga. She enjoys exploring other styles of yoga to share with her students and is passionate about helping others discover the transformative power of a consistent yoga practice on and off the mat. Through yoga and meditation, Terri helps individuals of all backgrounds connect with and blossom into the wisdom, strength, and wholeness of their essential self. Terri lives in Slanesville with her husband, sons, two dogs, and two cats. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, she is a poet and Reiki Master Practitioner. You can reach her at bloomyoga.terri@gmail.com or 540.550.7357.

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Midweek Melodies Concert Series - FolkenPhünk
Oct
4
6:00 PM18:00

Midweek Melodies Concert Series - FolkenPhünk

Come out and enjoy the first of our Midweek Melodies Concert Series featuring FolkenPhunk!

Food and drink specials available only on Midweek Melodies Thursdays.

FolkenPhunk:

FolkenPhünk is an acoustic trio formed by Dave Brumberg (The Brummy Brothers) on upright bass, guitar and vocals and Lowell Neumann Nickey on guitar and vocals in 2016. In late 2017 they were joined by Edwin Lightner (Fennarios Wolf) on Mandolin. Together they play a variety of original music and covers drawing upon influences from American and Irish Folk Music, Psychedelic Rock and Roll, Bluegrass, Blues and even modern rock and pop music. Hailing from Frenctown, NJ, Philadelphia, PA and Annapolis, MD, respectively they are willing to play anywhere and anything. FolkenPhünk have already put down many miles of pavement up and down the Mid-Atlantic and Appalachia, playing shows in all their home regions and then some. 


You never know exactly what you'll get at a FolkenPhünk show, from mashups of familiar rock, pop, and bluegrass tunes to special guests including Russell Gottlieb (Deadgrass, The Brummy Brothers) on banjo, Vincent Pierce Smith (Natural Breakdown) on percussion, or Chris Blauciak (Hambone) on percussion. No matter what they play or who shows up, good music is guaranteed

http://folkenphunk.com/

https://www.facebook.com/folkenphunk/

$8 ticket per person

get your tickets here: ww.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Open Mic Night
Oct
5
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 at Open Mic Nights (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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ARTISAN MARKET
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

ARTISAN MARKET

Join us for our Artisan Market, an open-air, covered arts fair featuring local artists showcasing, demonstrating and selling their work.

We'll have:

Caramel Apples

Corn Husk Dolls

Art for All Activities

Games

Knitted and Crocheted Goods

Alpaca Wool Products

Woven Goods

Hand painted pottery

Wood Burning

Hand crafted jewelry

Stained Glass

Paintings

and More!

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

FREE TO ATTEND

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The River House Community Chorus
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

The River House Community Chorus

Love to sing? The River House has a new chorus! The River House Community Chorus will be lead by Elizabeth Podsiadlo - voice instructor at Honeybee Music Studios.

Elizabeth Podsiadlo owns and runs Hampshire Honey Bee Music in Romney, WV.  She has studied a taught voice and piano for more than 15 years.  Her specialty being free and unimpeded vocal production, which stems from an understanding of “belly breathing”   This type of breathing will free the voice and bring more comfort and color into the voice of each singer.  The understanding of “color” comes into play as well, as we learn that each voice has a different timber or color which can be manipulated by the singer through “breathing and facial movement”  We will learn how to blend these colors to make a choir produce a unified sound.   

The understanding of the belly breathing and the facial movement will be taught through breathing exercises and vocal exercises.   These can be very fun and will oxygenate those participating which can lift mood and increase health.    

Elizabeth will teach 5 pieces which the group can sing along with the Romney Community Choir at her October 18th and 19th program at the Bottling Works in Romney. 

There is an opportunity to sing a song or two at a WW! Concert as well as carol at the tree lighting ceremony in Capon Bridge!

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Art for All
Oct
6
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 afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making fall leaf candle holders!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Down on the River: Leenie Hobbie & Hay Fever
Oct
7
2:00 PM14:00

Down on the River: Leenie Hobbie & Hay Fever

FREE EVENT

Join us for another segments in this year’s ‘Down on the River, Down on the Farm' series, 2018;

West Virginia culture/educational talks, live music and food. This event will feature speaker and herbalist Leenie Hobbie and band Hay Fever.

This event is in collaboration with the Cacapon and Lost River Land Trust and with the Wardensville Garden Market.

Leenie Hobbie:

I suspect that my herbal apprenticeship began when I fell in love with the light dancing through the swaying leaves of a Weeping Willow tree while I was a still a babe-in-arms. I have certainly been enchanted ever since. All of the important memories in my life are infused with allies from the plant world, saturated with scents of botanical origin, and enlivened by the wonder of residing on this gorgeous garden planet. I live in the Appalachian Mountains, the oldest mountain chain in the world I am told, and I love the long tradition of common, every day folks like me using the abundant common, every day plants found all around us to support and enhance our good health. I live in a hand-built home, lovingly created by my husband, where we have raised our four home-birthed children. I have been privileged to study with herbalists like Jeanne Rose, Jeannine Parvati Baker, and Rosemary Gladstar, to name a few. I have also apprenticed myself directly and devotedly to the plant world, showing up daily for over 30 years to receive my lessons. I love sharing what I have gleaned as widely and enthusiastically as possible. Join me on these pages in whatever ways are best for you and remember always to keep to the good, green path! https://www.leeniehobbie.com/

 

Hay Fever:

Hay Fever is a neo-traditional Appalachian band with a sound unique to itself. While leaning heavily on the flavors and traditional of the Old-Time fiddle music played in the hills of West Virginia, each member brings his or her own musical history to the band. When listening to Jim Morris (Guitar), Josh Haza (Mandolin) and Dakota Karper (Fiddle) it is no surprise to hear hints of The Beatles, Bluegrass or even Beethoven. Whatever the style being highlighted, Hay Fever is sure to deliver a musical experience with both finesse and the raw, breathing sounds of living music. https://www.facebook.com/hayfevermusic/

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FREE EVENT

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Yoga in the Gallery
Oct
8
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join Terri for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. 

All levels welcomed. $10. Please bring your own mat

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

Terri Ward, RYT200, is Yoga Alliance certified through Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown, WV, and currently teaches at Jala Yoga Winchester and Trilogy at Lake Frederick. Although her primary style of practice is Vinyasa (flow yoga), Terri also teaches Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Health and Wellness, and Deep Relaxation Yoga. She enjoys exploring other styles of yoga to share with her students and is passionate about helping others discover the transformative power of a consistent yoga practice on and off the mat. Through yoga and meditation, Terri helps individuals of all backgrounds connect with and blossom into the wisdom, strength, and wholeness of their essential self. Terri lives in Slanesville with her husband, sons, two dogs, and two cats. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, she is a poet and Reiki Master Practitioner. You can reach her at bloomyoga.terri@gmail.com or 540.550.7357.

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Trivia Night
Oct
11
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, Taylor Berryhill, 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
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam

Hey Musicians! Come on out for another OLD-TIME JAM The River House! Bring your instrument and a tune and we'll all have a great time!

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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The River House Community Chorus
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

The River House Community Chorus

Love to sing? The River House has a new chorus! The River House Community Chorus will be lead by Elizabeth Podsiadlo - voice instructor at Honeybee Music Studios.

Elizabeth Podsiadlo owns and runs Hampshire Honey Bee Music in Romney, WV.  She has studied a taught voice and piano for more than 15 years.  Her specialty being free and unimpeded vocal production, which stems from an understanding of “belly breathing”   This type of breathing will free the voice and bring more comfort and color into the voice of each singer.  The understanding of “color” comes into play as well, as we learn that each voice has a different timber or color which can be manipulated by the singer through “breathing and facial movement”  We will learn how to blend these colors to make a choir produce a unified sound.   

The understanding of the belly breathing and the facial movement will be taught through breathing exercises and vocal exercises.   These can be very fun and will oxygenate those participating which can lift mood and increase health.    

Elizabeth will teach 5 pieces which the group can sing along with the Romney Community Choir at her October 18th and 19th program at the Bottling Works in Romney. 

There is an opportunity to sing a song or two at a WW! Concert as well as carol at the tree lighting ceremony in Capon Bridge!

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Art for All
Oct
13
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 afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be decorating fall leaves!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Poetry Night
Oct
14
2:30 PM14:30

Poetry Night

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
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join Terri for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. 

All levels welcomed. $10. Please bring your own mat

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

Terri Ward, RYT200, is Yoga Alliance certified through Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown, WV, and currently teaches at Jala Yoga Winchester and Trilogy at Lake Frederick. Although her primary style of practice is Vinyasa (flow yoga), Terri also teaches Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Health and Wellness, and Deep Relaxation Yoga. She enjoys exploring other styles of yoga to share with her students and is passionate about helping others discover the transformative power of a consistent yoga practice on and off the mat. Through yoga and meditation, Terri helps individuals of all backgrounds connect with and blossom into the wisdom, strength, and wholeness of their essential self. Terri lives in Slanesville with her husband, sons, two dogs, and two cats. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, she is a poet and Reiki Master Practitioner. You can reach her at bloomyoga.terri@gmail.com or 540.550.7357.

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Film Club
Oct
18
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
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

Come dressed in costume for this Halloween Themed Open Mic! Prizes for the best costume! (Please keep your costumes family friendly.)

Share your music, poetry, comedy, or other form of performance art! Anyone can get on stage at Open Mic Nights (Note: We are an inclusive and family friendly venue so please keep your performance respectful and appropriate).

We have a warm space and a welcoming audience.

Participants must sign up for a 20 minute performance block, sign ups will begin by phone or in person as early as 5pm on Open Mic Fridays.

 

FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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The River House Community Chorus
Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

The River House Community Chorus

Love to sing? The River House has a new chorus! The River House Community Chorus will be lead by Elizabeth Podsiadlo - voice instructor at Honeybee Music Studios.

Elizabeth Podsiadlo owns and runs Hampshire Honey Bee Music in Romney, WV.  She has studied a taught voice and piano for more than 15 years.  Her specialty being free and unimpeded vocal production, which stems from an understanding of “belly breathing”   This type of breathing will free the voice and bring more comfort and color into the voice of each singer.  The understanding of “color” comes into play as well, as we learn that each voice has a different timber or color which can be manipulated by the singer through “breathing and facial movement”  We will learn how to blend these colors to make a choir produce a unified sound.   

The understanding of the belly breathing and the facial movement will be taught through breathing exercises and vocal exercises.   These can be very fun and will oxygenate those participating which can lift mood and increase health.    

Elizabeth will teach 5 pieces which the group can sing along with the Romney Community Choir at her October 18th and 19th program at the Bottling Works in Romney. 

There is an opportunity to sing a song or two at a WW! Concert as well as carol at the tree lighting ceremony in Capon Bridge!

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Art for All
Oct
20
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 afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making fused bead art!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Songwriter's Workshop
Oct
20
2:00 PM14:00

Songwriter's Workshop

Come work directly with three musicians to learn about different styles of songwriting and how you can apply learned skills to your own songwriting.

Workshop leaders will be Jeremy Rodgers, Chris Haddox and Taylor Berryhill.

Workshop 1: Chris Haddox

In this workshop I will present my approach to writing songs.  We’ll briefly discuss the roles of topic, structure, lyrics, and melody in crafting a successful song.  While the only person qualified to decide if your own songs are good or bad is you, I am glad to offer some suggestions to help you explore new ideas for lyrics you may have in the works.   One fun approach I take in workshops is using a few simple call and response-type song templates I’ve created to allow us to craft a song together…song by committee, if you will.   In a nutshell, we’ll take a couple of songs I’ve written and I’ll play the first half for you (the “call”) and have you supply the second half (the “response”).  This is a fun exercise where the melody and structure are already determined, allowing you to focus your mind on simply answering the call in whatever ways you can imagine.   Assuming we make some progress, I’ll incorporate at least some of the ideas in the writer performance later that evening! 

Looking forward to spending some time with you and learning from each other.

Workshop 2: Taylor Berryhill

Workshop 3: Jeremy Rodgers

$35 per workshop ticket / $30 if also buying an evening concert ticket

get your ticket here: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Songwriter's Concert: Chris Haddox, Jeremy Rodgers, Taylor Berryhill
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Songwriter's Concert: Chris Haddox, Jeremy Rodgers, Taylor Berryhill

Enjoy an evening of musical talent, unique songwriting. All three "Songwriting Workshop" teachers will take the stage!

Chris Haddox, Jeremy Rodgers & Taylor Berryhill!

$7 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 student, kids 12 & under free

get your tickets here:

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Chris Haddox Bio:

Hey folks….here’s my musical story:

I was born Chris Haddox in Logan, WV in 1960. My first exposure to the type of music I would eventually come around to write and play came from my dad. He was always singing songs that seemed strange to me…turns out they were old folk songs he had heard growing up in rural WV in the 30’s. My other early musical influence was my dad’s older brother—my uncle Jim—a fantastic country blues singer and picker. My first formal music lessons came on the piano at age 6 and I continued those until age 18. I wrote my 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 I was influenced by John Prine, Neil Young, John Denver, Kenny Rankin and folks like that. My first year of college I met a guy who played the Dobro and who introduced me to the music of Tony Rice. For the next several years I devoted most of my musical time to bluegrass flatpicking. While in graduate school I happened upon an album of recordings by the Delmore Brothers from the late 20s and early 30s….my life was forever changed by that experience. I 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. I 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, I try 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!

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Jeremy Rodgers bio & Taylor Berryhill bio to come!

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Family Movie Night: Halloween Themed
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Family Movie Night: Halloween Themed

Come in costume for this Halloween Themed Family Movie Night!

We'll be showing a well-loved PG-rated film, providing free popcorn and comfortable seating, as well as a variety of snacks and drinks for purchase.

Bring the whole family!

Free event (donations appreciated)

**You may call The River House 304-359-2440 to find out which film we'll be playing

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The River House Writers Group
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

The River House Writers Group

The Writing Group is an extension of the NANOWRIMO group

Come and share what you are working on and do writing exercises led by the group leaders. It's great way to meet fellow creatives, receive/provide feedback, and practice new skills.

All writers welcomed!

Free event (donations appreciated)

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Yoga in the Gallery
Oct
22
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join Terri for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. 

All levels welcomed. $10. Please bring your own mat

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

Terri Ward, RYT200, is Yoga Alliance certified through Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown, WV, and currently teaches at Jala Yoga Winchester and Trilogy at Lake Frederick. Although her primary style of practice is Vinyasa (flow yoga), Terri also teaches Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Health and Wellness, and Deep Relaxation Yoga. She enjoys exploring other styles of yoga to share with her students and is passionate about helping others discover the transformative power of a consistent yoga practice on and off the mat. Through yoga and meditation, Terri helps individuals of all backgrounds connect with and blossom into the wisdom, strength, and wholeness of their essential self. Terri lives in Slanesville with her husband, sons, two dogs, and two cats. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, she is a poet and Reiki Master Practitioner. You can reach her at bloomyoga.terri@gmail.com or 540.550.7357.

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Brazilian Strings Trio
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Brazilian Strings Trio

This event is sponsored by HCAC, Hampshire County Arts Council

Brazilian Strings Trio joins three of the most innovative instrumentalists on the contemporary Brazilian musical scene. Ted Falcon and Andrew Finn Magill are both multi-genre American violinists who after years of living in Brazil have become ambassadors of the growing Brazilian violin movement. Rounding out the trio is Brazilian guitarist Nando Duarte, a giant of the contemporary Brazilian music scene and an award-winning composer and arranger.

$8 for HCAC members and $8 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 for students, 17 and under is free. 

get your tickets here:
www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

https://www.facebook.com/Brazilianstringstrio/?ref=br_rs

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The River House Community Chorus
Oct
27
10:00 AM10:00

The River House Community Chorus

Love to sing? The River House has a new chorus! The River House Community Chorus will be lead by Elizabeth Podsiadlo - voice instructor at Honeybee Music Studios.

Elizabeth Podsiadlo owns and runs Hampshire Honey Bee Music in Romney, WV.  She has studied a taught voice and piano for more than 15 years.  Her specialty being free and unimpeded vocal production, which stems from an understanding of “belly breathing”   This type of breathing will free the voice and bring more comfort and color into the voice of each singer.  The understanding of “color” comes into play as well, as we learn that each voice has a different timber or color which can be manipulated by the singer through “breathing and facial movement”  We will learn how to blend these colors to make a choir produce a unified sound.   

The understanding of the belly breathing and the facial movement will be taught through breathing exercises and vocal exercises.   These can be very fun and will oxygenate those participating which can lift mood and increase health.    

Elizabeth will teach 5 pieces which the group can sing along with the Romney Community Choir at her October 18th and 19th program at the Bottling Works in Romney. 

There is an opportunity to sing a song or two at a WW! Concert as well as carol at the tree lighting ceremony in Capon Bridge!

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Herb Club Meeting
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Herb Club Meeting

Lead by local herbalists, The River House Herb Club meets once per month. Open to all who are interested in learning something new and sharing love of herbs. We will be learning, exploring, and adventuring as a group!

October Theme: Non-Culinary, Non-Medicinal Uses of Herbs (Ceremonial, spiritual, superstitions, etc.) possibly along with a learning to read tea leaves session with Sherryrobin, our club folklorist. (Facilitator: Kelly Howard)

Free Club (donations appreciated)

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Drawing Club
Nov
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.

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
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 at Open Mic Nights (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 River House Community Chorus
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

The River House Community Chorus

Love to sing? The River House has a new chorus! The River House Community Chorus will be lead by Elizabeth Podsiadlo - voice instructor at Honeybee Music Studios.

Elizabeth Podsiadlo owns and runs Hampshire Honey Bee Music in Romney, WV.  She has studied a taught voice and piano for more than 15 years.  Her specialty being free and unimpeded vocal production, which stems from an understanding of “belly breathing”   This type of breathing will free the voice and bring more comfort and color into the voice of each singer.  The understanding of “color” comes into play as well, as we learn that each voice has a different timber or color which can be manipulated by the singer through “breathing and facial movement”  We will learn how to blend these colors to make a choir produce a unified sound.   

The understanding of the belly breathing and the facial movement will be taught through breathing exercises and vocal exercises.   These can be very fun and will oxygenate those participating which can lift mood and increase health.    

Elizabeth will teach 5 pieces which the group can sing along with the Romney Community Choir at her October 18th and 19th program at the Bottling Works in Romney. 

There is an opportunity to sing a song or two at a WW! Concert as well as carol at the tree lighting ceremony in Capon Bridge!

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Aurora Celtic
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Aurora Celtic

From the hills of West Virginia, Aurora Celtic plays evocative, original and traditional music for guitar, fiddle, Irish flute, whistle, mandolin and tenor banjo that bridges the cultures of Scotland, Ireland and Appalachia. Band members Alice Fleischman, Michael Broderick, Chris Bern and Jake Pitzer are multi-instrumentalists who have played throughout the Mid-Atlantic states, at the Kennedy Center and in Europe.

Their music has twice been featured on NPR’s Thistle & Shamrock music program. All have played in numerous musical groups spanning styles as diverse as Classical, Appalachian, Celtic & Alternative.

Mike holds a masters degree in music performance and ethnomusicology. Mike is a prolific composer and arranger, contributing exciting original material to the mix. In addition to teaching private students, Alice and Mike have studied every summer with traditional Irish master teachers at the Augusta Heritage Workshops, The Swannanoa Gathering, Boxwood School in Nova Scotia, Zoukfest in Albuquerque, NM and the East Durham Irish Music Camp. The band has two recordings, “Edge of the World” and their 2012 release, "Crows In the Kitchen".

$10 at door/ $7 advance / $5 student/ kids 12 & under free

get your tickets here: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Camera Club
Nov
4
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.

FREE

 

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Midweek Melodies Concert Series - Gather Hear Tour: Miki Sawada
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Midweek Melodies Concert Series - Gather Hear Tour: Miki Sawada

Help us welcome NYC-based classical pianist, Miki Sawada, to Giffin Stage!

About Miki:

Miki Sawada is dedicated to creating meaningful relationships through a communal listening experience in spaces small and large, music old and new. Miki has performed in North America, Europe, and Asia at venues and occasions such as: Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, American Museum of Natural History, Helsinki Music Centre, Oneppo Chamber Music Series at Yale, Toronto Summer Music Festival, Music on Main (Vancouver), Chicago Symphony Center’s Macy’s Day of Music, the Banff Centre, and radio stations WQXR (NYC), WFMT (Chicago), and KUAC (Fairbanks). In the summers, she serves as a faculty member of Heifetz Institute, Point CounterPoint Camp, and Berkshire High Peaks Festival. Miki holds degrees from Yale School of Music, Eastman School of Music, and Northwestern University.

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About Gather Hear Tour:

Gather Hear Tour was launched in 2017 when pianist Miki Sawada drove around Alaska for three weeks with a piano in a van, performing 25 concerts in settings such as cafes, bars, lodges, galleries, schools, and parks.

 

Gather Hear Tour explores the idea of the piano as a central object of a gathering place - how we can't help but be drawn to sing, play, and listen when there's a piano in a room. It explores the social possibilities of classical music when taken out of a concert hall and into community gathering spaces. The goal is to perform free concerts in all 50 states in a quest to understand, document, and contribute to American life coast-to-coast through an artistic communal experience.

 

For Gather Hear West Virginia, Miki performs a new work titled "A Kind of Mirror" that combines classical music with participatory theater, reflecting her desires to make classical music more immersive, personal, and democratic. The music for solo piano and electronics, newly written by WV-native composer Brendon Randall-Myers, combined with standard classical pieces, will act as the pillars of the performance while audience members are invited to the stage to follow a theatrical prompt that inspire spontaneous poetic storytelling. Theater direction by Daniel Pettrow; the creation of this work is supported by a New Music USA grant.

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FREE (Donations Appreciated)

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The River House Community Chorus
Nov
10
10:00 AM10:00

The River House Community Chorus

Love to sing? The River House has a new chorus! The River House Community Chorus will be lead by Elizabeth Podsiadlo - voice instructor at Honeybee Music Studios.

Elizabeth Podsiadlo owns and runs Hampshire Honey Bee Music in Romney, WV.  She has studied a taught voice and piano for more than 15 years.  Her specialty being free and unimpeded vocal production, which stems from an understanding of “belly breathing”   This type of breathing will free the voice and bring more comfort and color into the voice of each singer.  The understanding of “color” comes into play as well, as we learn that each voice has a different timber or color which can be manipulated by the singer through “breathing and facial movement”  We will learn how to blend these colors to make a choir produce a unified sound.   

The understanding of the belly breathing and the facial movement will be taught through breathing exercises and vocal exercises.   These can be very fun and will oxygenate those participating which can lift mood and increase health.    

Elizabeth will teach 5 pieces which the group can sing along with the Romney Community Choir at her October 18th and 19th program at the Bottling Works in Romney. 

There is an opportunity to sing a song or two at a WW! Concert as well as carol at the tree lighting ceremony in Capon Bridge!

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Poetry Workshop: Coming and Going
Nov
11
9:30 AM09:30

Poetry Workshop: Coming and Going

Join poet, publisher and story-teller, Michael Czarnecki, and local River House poet, John Berry as they lead a day-long poetic retreat exploring where poetry comes from, and how we send it back out into the world.

Michael and John will be inviting conversation into living in the present moment, honoring our creative spirit, and listening deeply when Inspiration calls. They will also be exploring the vulnerability of speaking your poem, writing Haiku, and learning to hold nothing back in your writing.

Round robin sharings of poetry throughout the day, and an open mic to cap off the retreat. Each participant will receive a chapbook to be published honoring the event with poems included from all in attendance.

The cost for the event is $50.00 per person, and will be held Sunday, November 11th from 9:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The River House Café will be open all day serving food and beverages (not included in the tuition)

$50 per person (limited seats available)

tickets here: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Film Club
Nov
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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Open Mic Night
Nov
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 at Open Mic Nights (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 River House Community Chorus
Nov
17
10:00 AM10:00

The River House Community Chorus

Love to sing? The River House has a new chorus! The River House Community Chorus will be lead by Elizabeth Podsiadlo - voice instructor at Honeybee Music Studios.

Elizabeth Podsiadlo owns and runs Hampshire Honey Bee Music in Romney, WV.  She has studied a taught voice and piano for more than 15 years.  Her specialty being free and unimpeded vocal production, which stems from an understanding of “belly breathing”   This type of breathing will free the voice and bring more comfort and color into the voice of each singer.  The understanding of “color” comes into play as well, as we learn that each voice has a different timber or color which can be manipulated by the singer through “breathing and facial movement”  We will learn how to blend these colors to make a choir produce a unified sound.   

The understanding of the belly breathing and the facial movement will be taught through breathing exercises and vocal exercises.   These can be very fun and will oxygenate those participating which can lift mood and increase health.    

Elizabeth will teach 5 pieces which the group can sing along with the Romney Community Choir at her October 18th and 19th program at the Bottling Works in Romney. 

There is an opportunity to sing a song or two at a WW! Concert as well as carol at the tree lighting ceremony in Capon Bridge!

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Beginner/Intermediate Fiddle Workshop with Ben Townsend
Nov
17
3:30 PM15:30

Beginner/Intermediate Fiddle Workshop with Ben Townsend

Beginner/Intermediate Fiddle - This class will focus on traditional fiddle tunes and styles from the Appalachian region.  The music will be taught by ear, keeping with the oral tradition. and is open to continuing beginner to intermediate level players ages 10+.

Some knowledge of how to play the instrument is required, but Old-time experience is not required. Come find out what it's all about!

$35 if buying one workshop ticket. $30 buying workshop ticket with the concert ticket

get your tickets here:

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Ben Townsend
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Ben Townsend

Born and raised in Romney, West Virginia, multi instrumentalist, Ben Townsend has studied Appalachian traditional music extensively. With banjo mentors such as Riley Baugus and Ron Mullennex, and Fiddle mentors the likes of Dave Bing, Joe Herrmann and Earl White, Townsend has studied a variety of old-time traditions ranging from the archaic, haunting fiddle of his home to the Round Peak music of North Carolina and Virginia to the Bluegrass of East Kentucky and Ohio.

As a member of The Fox Hunt, Old Sledge, The Iron Leg Boys, The Hackensaw Boys, and now as a member of the Hillbilly Gypsies, Ben Townsend has traveled across the country and around the world spreading his unique take on West Virginia regional old-time music. He has shared the stage with acts varying from Ralph Stanley to the Henry Girls of County Donegal, Ireland to the Taiko drummers of Yamagata Prefecture, Japan and the rowdy Aussies at the Yarra Junction Fiddler’s Convention in Victoria, Australia

He is also a devoted teacher of the music of his region and works both privately and as a featured teacher at music festivals and camps. He has been involved in the Augusta Heritage Festival in Elkins, West Virginia as a staff musician and teacher and has also worked as an instructor at The Allegheny Echoes Festival in Marlinton, West Virginia, Common Ground on the Hill at McDaniel College in Maryland and The Upper Potomac Fiddle Festival in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia just to name a few.

Townsend’s most recent project, 2 Guys Named Ben is a video series based on footage collected by Townsend and long time friend Ben Guzman on a cycle tour from Romney, West Virginia to Los Angeles, California, The series features interviews with traditional musicians and folk artists throughout Appalachia, across Texas, New Mexico and Arizona and is complimented by a Grammy nominated Album, Deep End Sessions, Vol 3: Ben Townsend and Friends.

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The River House Writers Group
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

The River House Writers Group

The Writing Group is an extension of the NANOWRIMO group

Come and share what you are working on and do writing exercises led by the group leaders. It's great way to meet fellow creatives, receive/provide feedback, and practice new skills.

All writers welcomed!

Free event (donations appreciated)

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Trivia Night
Nov
23
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, Taylor Berryhill, 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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The River House Community Chorus
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

The River House Community Chorus

Love to sing? The River House has a new chorus! The River House Community Chorus will be lead by Elizabeth Podsiadlo - voice instructor at Honeybee Music Studios.

Elizabeth Podsiadlo owns and runs Hampshire Honey Bee Music in Romney, WV.  She has studied a taught voice and piano for more than 15 years.  Her specialty being free and unimpeded vocal production, which stems from an understanding of “belly breathing”   This type of breathing will free the voice and bring more comfort and color into the voice of each singer.  The understanding of “color” comes into play as well, as we learn that each voice has a different timber or color which can be manipulated by the singer through “breathing and facial movement”  We will learn how to blend these colors to make a choir produce a unified sound.   

The understanding of the belly breathing and the facial movement will be taught through breathing exercises and vocal exercises.   These can be very fun and will oxygenate those participating which can lift mood and increase health.    

Elizabeth will teach 5 pieces which the group can sing along with the Romney Community Choir at her October 18th and 19th program at the Bottling Works in Romney. 

There is an opportunity to sing a song or two at a WW! Concert as well as carol at the tree lighting ceremony in Capon Bridge!

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Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam
Nov
24
6:00 PM18:00

Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam

Hey Musicians! Come on out for another OLD-TIME JAM The River House! Bring your instrument and a tune and we'll all have a great time!

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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Herb Club Meeting
Nov
25
1:00 PM13:00

Herb Club Meeting

Lead by local herbalists, The River House Herb Club meets once per month. Open to all who are interested in learning something new and sharing love of herbs. We will be learning, exploring, and adventuring as a group!

 November Theme: Herbs for Sleep & Anxiety (a.k.a. How to Enjoy a Pleasant Holiday Season with Family...hahahaha...) (Facilitator: Kelly Howard)

Free Club (donations appreciated)

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Open Mic Night
Nov
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 at Open Mic Nights (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 River House Community Chorus
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

The River House Community Chorus

Love to sing? The River House has a new chorus! The River House Community Chorus will be lead by Elizabeth Podsiadlo - voice instructor at Honeybee Music Studios.

Elizabeth Podsiadlo owns and runs Hampshire Honey Bee Music in Romney, WV.  She has studied a taught voice and piano for more than 15 years.  Her specialty being free and unimpeded vocal production, which stems from an understanding of “belly breathing”   This type of breathing will free the voice and bring more comfort and color into the voice of each singer.  The understanding of “color” comes into play as well, as we learn that each voice has a different timber or color which can be manipulated by the singer through “breathing and facial movement”  We will learn how to blend these colors to make a choir produce a unified sound.   

The understanding of the belly breathing and the facial movement will be taught through breathing exercises and vocal exercises.   These can be very fun and will oxygenate those participating which can lift mood and increase health.    

Elizabeth will teach 5 pieces which the group can sing along with the Romney Community Choir at her October 18th and 19th program at the Bottling Works in Romney. 

There is an opportunity to sing a song or two at a WW! Concert as well as carol at the tree lighting ceremony in Capon Bridge!

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The River House Community Chorus
Dec
8
10:00 AM10:00

The River House Community Chorus

Love to sing? The River House has a new chorus! The River House Community Chorus will be lead by Elizabeth Podsiadlo - voice instructor at Honeybee Music Studios.

Elizabeth Podsiadlo owns and runs Hampshire Honey Bee Music in Romney, WV.  She has studied a taught voice and piano for more than 15 years.  Her specialty being free and unimpeded vocal production, which stems from an understanding of “belly breathing”   This type of breathing will free the voice and bring more comfort and color into the voice of each singer.  The understanding of “color” comes into play as well, as we learn that each voice has a different timber or color which can be manipulated by the singer through “breathing and facial movement”  We will learn how to blend these colors to make a choir produce a unified sound.   

The understanding of the belly breathing and the facial movement will be taught through breathing exercises and vocal exercises.   These can be very fun and will oxygenate those participating which can lift mood and increase health.    

Elizabeth will teach 5 pieces which the group can sing along with the Romney Community Choir at her October 18th and 19th program at the Bottling Works in Romney. 

There is an opportunity to sing a song or two at a WW! Concert as well as carol at the tree lighting ceremony in Capon Bridge!

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The River House Community Chorus
Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

The River House Community Chorus

Love to sing? The River House has a new chorus! The River House Community Chorus will be lead by Elizabeth Podsiadlo - voice instructor at Honeybee Music Studios.

Elizabeth Podsiadlo owns and runs Hampshire Honey Bee Music in Romney, WV.  She has studied a taught voice and piano for more than 15 years.  Her specialty being free and unimpeded vocal production, which stems from an understanding of “belly breathing”   This type of breathing will free the voice and bring more comfort and color into the voice of each singer.  The understanding of “color” comes into play as well, as we learn that each voice has a different timber or color which can be manipulated by the singer through “breathing and facial movement”  We will learn how to blend these colors to make a choir produce a unified sound.   

The understanding of the belly breathing and the facial movement will be taught through breathing exercises and vocal exercises.   These can be very fun and will oxygenate those participating which can lift mood and increase health.    

Elizabeth will teach 5 pieces which the group can sing along with the Romney Community Choir at her October 18th and 19th program at the Bottling Works in Romney. 

There is an opportunity to sing a song or two at a WW! Concert as well as carol at the tree lighting ceremony in Capon Bridge!

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The River House Community Chorus
Dec
22
10:00 AM10:00

The River House Community Chorus

Love to sing? The River House has a new chorus! The River House Community Chorus will be lead by Elizabeth Podsiadlo - voice instructor at Honeybee Music Studios.

Elizabeth Podsiadlo owns and runs Hampshire Honey Bee Music in Romney, WV.  She has studied a taught voice and piano for more than 15 years.  Her specialty being free and unimpeded vocal production, which stems from an understanding of “belly breathing”   This type of breathing will free the voice and bring more comfort and color into the voice of each singer.  The understanding of “color” comes into play as well, as we learn that each voice has a different timber or color which can be manipulated by the singer through “breathing and facial movement”  We will learn how to blend these colors to make a choir produce a unified sound.   

The understanding of the belly breathing and the facial movement will be taught through breathing exercises and vocal exercises.   These can be very fun and will oxygenate those participating which can lift mood and increase health.    

Elizabeth will teach 5 pieces which the group can sing along with the Romney Community Choir at her October 18th and 19th program at the Bottling Works in Romney. 

There is an opportunity to sing a song or two at a WW! Concert as well as carol at the tree lighting ceremony in Capon Bridge!

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Andy Cohen
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Andy Cohen

Andy Cohen is a virtuoso finger-style guitarist who has recorded over a dozen albums and is known as a "walking, talking folk-blues-roots music encyclopedia."

He grew up in a home with a piano and lots of Dixieland Jazz records. During the Sixties Folk Revival, he got hooked on the music of Big Bill Broonzy and the Jim Kweskin Jug Band. When Andy was 16, he heard South Carolina’s Rev. Gary Davis perform and the effect on him was profound. He has devoted his life to studying, performing, and promoting tra- ditional blues and folk music of the pre World War II era.

Andy toured with Martin, Bogan and Armstrong, John Jackson, Rev. Gary Davis, Brother Daniel Womack, Rev. Dan Smith, Jim Brewer, and Honeyboy Edwards. He also worked extensively with Walt and Ethel Phelps, Big Joe Duskin, Pigmeat Jarrett, Etta Baker, Big Boy Henry, and Son Thomas.

Andy has helped to support a number of his mentors and younger players, by organizing festivals and other venues for them to playin. He has written about several of the old masters and studied their work in a systematic way. Many of his students are now professional touring musicians. The Country Blues says “One thing is for sure, the boy can play. There are few people around today who had a chance to pick it all up from the old

generations, get this good at it and continue to cherish and preserve the old traditions.” He has been assiduous in sharing his expertise in classes, camps, and anywhere people are making music.

Andy Cohen has more than a dozen recordings to his credit, including Oh Glory, How Happy I Am: The Sacred Songs of Rev. Gary Davis and Andrew M. Cohen: Dolceola Favorites. An enthusiastic proponent of the

dolceola, Andy says he “never leaves home without it.” Described by some as a “miniature piano,” the dolceola has a keyboard, but the strings are struck with wooden mallets.

Along the way, Andy earned a Master’s Degree in anthropology. His passions come together in his essay on “The Hands of Blues Guitarists,” published in Ramblin’ On My Mind: New Perspectives On the Blues, edited by

David Evans (2008).

At an Andy Cohen concert, expect to hear blues rooted in Mississippi, the Piedmont, Memphis, and Chicago, as well as some ragtime, gospel, and original tunes.

In 2011 Andy received the Eisteddfod Award from The Eisteddfod Traditional Music Festival. Festival Director Dr. Jerome Epstein said, “We decided to give the award to Andy, one of this year’s performers, because of his outstanding contributions to the field of traditional music, as performer, collector, and advocate.”

In 2012 Andy received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the California Autoharp Gathering.

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$7 in advance, $10 at the door. $5 for students

get your tickets here:

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Yoga in the Gallery
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join Terri for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. 

All levels welcomed. $10. Please bring your own mat

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

Terri Ward, RYT200, is Yoga Alliance certified through Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown, WV, and currently teaches at Jala Yoga Winchester and Trilogy at Lake Frederick. Although her primary style of practice is Vinyasa (flow yoga), Terri also teaches Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Health and Wellness, and Deep Relaxation Yoga. She enjoys exploring other styles of yoga to share with her students and is passionate about helping others discover the transformative power of a consistent yoga practice on and off the mat. Through yoga and meditation, Terri helps individuals of all backgrounds connect with and blossom into the wisdom, strength, and wholeness of their essential self. Terri lives in Slanesville with her husband, sons, two dogs, and two cats. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, she is a poet and Reiki Master Practitioner. You can reach her at bloomyoga.terri@gmail.com or 540.550.7357.

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The River House Writers Group
Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

The River House Writers Group

The Writing Group is an extension of the NANOWRIMO group

Come and share what you are working on and do writing exercises led by the group leaders. It's great way to meet fellow creatives, receive/provide feedback, and practice new skills.

All writers welcomed!

Free event (donations appreciated)

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Family Movie Night
Sep
15
7:00 PM19:00

Family Movie Night

Join us for Family Movie Night!

We'll be showing a well-loved PG-rated film, providing free popcorn and comfortable seating, as well as a variety of snacks and drinks for purchase.

Bring the whole family!

Free event (donations appreciated)

**You may call The River House 304-359-2440 to find out which film we'll be playing

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Art for All
Sep
15
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 afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making windchimes!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Trivia Night
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night

Ready for another night of Trivia challenge?!

Bring your art & music knowledge to Friday's TRIVIA NIGHT!It's free to play! Join our 4-time champion duo, Tracey & Cirro Grassi, and test your smarts over different rounds of trivia questions.

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
13
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
10
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join Terri for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. 

All levels welcomed. $10. Please bring your own mat

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

Terri Ward, RYT200, is Yoga Alliance certified through Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown, WV, and currently teaches at Jala Yoga Winchester and Trilogy at Lake Frederick. Although her primary style of practice is Vinyasa (flow yoga), Terri also teaches Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Health and Wellness, and Deep Relaxation Yoga. She enjoys exploring other styles of yoga to share with her students and is passionate about helping others discover the transformative power of a consistent yoga practice on and off the mat. Through yoga and meditation, Terri helps individuals of all backgrounds connect with and blossom into the wisdom, strength, and wholeness of their essential self. Terri lives in Slanesville with her husband, sons, two dogs, and two cats. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, she is a poet and Reiki Master Practitioner. You can reach her at bloomyoga.terri@gmail.com or 540.550.7357.

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Camera Club
Sep
9
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.

FREE

 

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The Resonant Rogues
Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

The Resonant Rogues

This concert is sponsored by the Hampshire County Arts Council

The Resonant Rogues is the songwriting soul child of partners Sparrow and Keith Smith. The pair met in Asheville in the Autumn of 2012, and their instant spark lit a blaze that could not be contained. Since then, they have dedicated their lives to crafting and sharing their music with the world, touring extensively across the US and Europe.

The Resonant Rogues are difficult to define, but easy to enjoy. With a passion for folk music that spans continents and oceans, these songwriters bring a new relevance to old styles. The Rogues weave the threads of European, Middle Eastern, and American folk music together into a beautiful tapestry that simultaneously showcases tradition and innovation.  

Though the full lineup has shifted throughout the years, the soul remains the same, and stellar musicianship is a constant. Featuring a core sound of vocal harmonies, accordion, guitar, and banjo, they are often accompanied by fiddle, upright bass, and percussion.

$8 in advance, $10 at the door, $5 student, 12 & under Free

get your tickets here: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Art for All
Sep
8
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 afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making paper spinners!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Open Mic Night
Sep
7
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 at Open Mic Nights (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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Poetry Night with Michael Czarnecki
Sep
6
6:00 PM18:00

Poetry Night with Michael Czarnecki

Join John Berry as he hosts the newly published poet Gwen Zimmerman, the River House's own Barbara Caballero and a very special guest, the poet of no small renown, Michael Czarnecki for an evening of readings and stories about the poetic life. And as ever, bring a piece or two to read for the open mic to follow. This is a free event, but as ever donations are gratefully accepted, and the authors (some who are coming for quite a distance to be here) will have books for sale.

 

Free to attend (donations appreciated)

Food & drink available for purchase

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Yoga in the Gallery
Sep
3
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join Terri for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. 

All levels welcomed. $10. Please bring your own mat

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

Terri Ward, RYT200, is Yoga Alliance certified through Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown, WV, and currently teaches at Jala Yoga Winchester and Trilogy at Lake Frederick. Although her primary style of practice is Vinyasa (flow yoga), Terri also teaches Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Health and Wellness, and Deep Relaxation Yoga. She enjoys exploring other styles of yoga to share with her students and is passionate about helping others discover the transformative power of a consistent yoga practice on and off the mat. Through yoga and meditation, Terri helps individuals of all backgrounds connect with and blossom into the wisdom, strength, and wholeness of their essential self. Terri lives in Slanesville with her husband, sons, two dogs, and two cats. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, she is a poet and Reiki Master Practitioner. You can reach her at bloomyoga.terri@gmail.com or 540.550.7357.

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Jack Dunlap Band
Sep
2
4:00 PM16:00

Jack Dunlap Band

Jack Dunlap is the mandolinist for the trio Bud's Collective, but has also worked alongside past and present members of Mountain Heart, Audie Blaylock and Redline, Dailey and Vincent, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Blue Highway, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers and Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, to name a few. Though growing up playing bluegrass music, Jack stretches his instrument into other genres such as jazz, swing, blues, rock, classical, country, Eastern Indian folk music, Celtic, polka and many others. He worked as the apprentice to VA based mandolin legend Danny Knicely through the VA Folklife Program. Knicely and Dunlap recorded the album "Chop, Shred & Split - A Mandolin Player's Apprenticeship" together in 2015. The album went on to win Best Bluegrass Album of the Year at the Washington Area Music Awards (WAMMIES).

An ambassador of music, Jack Dunlap has made a bee-line for success. When he is not playing onstage, he is playing offstage.  

At the age of 24, Jack is already endorsed by Fairbuilt Guitars, Carey Mandolins and Eastman Guitars, is a hand- chosen apprentice to the legendary Danny Knicely and is the music director for Cacapon River Arts.

www.jacksmandolin.com

He teaches privately all around the Shenandoah Valley. Always forging ahead, Jack blazes his trail with the aid of the influences from Sam Bush, Eric Clapton, Chris Thile, Joe Walsh and other musical greats.

$10 at the door / 7 in advance / $5 students

get your tickets here: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Bluegrass Workshop with Jack Dunlap
Sep
2
1:30 PM13:30

Bluegrass Workshop with Jack Dunlap

Bring an instrument and come be part of this workshop with multi-instrumentalist Jack Dunlap.

This workshop will focus on the music theory behind how he plays and the way he blends together many genres from Bluegrass, Irish, Rock, Country, Blues to even Classical.

All ages welcome.

$35 for workshop alone or $30 if also buying a concert ticket

get your tickets here: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam
Sep
1
6:00 PM18:00

Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam

Hey Musicians! Come on out for another OLD-TIME JAM The River House! Bring your instrument and a tune and we'll all have a great time!

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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Art for All
Sep
1
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 afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be doing styrofoam printmaking!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Game Night
Aug
31
6:00 PM18:00

Game Night

The River House will provide a variety of games for an evening of family fun!

Come have some dinner, a drink, and enjoy meeting new people around the game table.

All ages welcome.

FREE (donations welcomed)

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Drawing Club
Aug
30
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.

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
Aug
27
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join Terri for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. 

All levels welcomed. $10. Please bring your own mat

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

Terri Ward, RYT200, is Yoga Alliance certified through Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown, WV, and currently teaches at Jala Yoga Winchester and Trilogy at Lake Frederick. Although her primary style of practice is Vinyasa (flow yoga), Terri also teaches Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Health and Wellness, and Deep Relaxation Yoga. She enjoys exploring other styles of yoga to share with her students and is passionate about helping others discover the transformative power of a consistent yoga practice on and off the mat. Through yoga and meditation, Terri helps individuals of all backgrounds connect with and blossom into the wisdom, strength, and wholeness of their essential self. Terri lives in Slanesville with her husband, sons, two dogs, and two cats. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, she is a poet and Reiki Master Practitioner. You can reach her at bloomyoga.terri@gmail.com or 540.550.7357.

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Color for Artists Workshop with Cindy Brome
Aug
26
11:30 AM11:30

Color for Artists Workshop with Cindy Brome

Color for Artists.

No matter what your medium: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, cinematography, glass, metal, jewelry, interior design or anything else, thoroughly understanding color will improve your work and especially, improve your fun! You don't have to bring anything--all materials will be provided. If you have a preferred medium, like watercolor, or photography, bring along your materials.

Cindy Brome was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and grew up in Verona, New Jersey. She lives and works in New York City and Hampshire County, West Virginia. She has her own high-end gardening business in Manhattan.

She first traveled to West Virginia at the age of 11 months and returned every summer thereafter with her family. She studied botany and music at Swarthmore College, gardening at The New York Botanical Gardens, and music at the Eastman School in Rochester, NY.

As a teaching assistant at the University of Southern California School of Cinema, she taught color and design for film. She delved deep into color: additive, subtractive, space created by color, color in lighting, manipulating color for emotional affect—fun!

$15 per person

11:30AM-3PM (Lunch break from 1-2PM)

Registration is limited!

get your ticket here: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Roosevelt Dime
Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Roosevelt Dime

THIS CONCERT IS SPONSORED BY HCAC (Hampshire County Arts Council)

Join us as we welcome Roosevelt Dime to our outdoor stage!

With a name appropriated from a coin minted in 1946, it comes as no surprise that historical reference points underscore the music of the East Coast based quartet Roosevelt Dime. This engaging brotherhood of musicians traces the rich tributaries of Americana – Blues, Bluegrass, and New Orleans juke joint Rhythm & Blues, enduring genres newly electrified with a modern charge.

Featuring Eben Pariser on electric guitar, harmonica and lead vocals; Andrew Green on five string banjo and backup vocals; Tony Montalbano on drums and backup vocals, and upright bassist Craig Akin, Roosevelt Dime travels from New York City’s Union Square to the California coast. Whether heading north to Canada or south to Virginia, at festivals, listening rooms, clubs, whiskey bars or church basements an embracing sense of community and sterling musical interplay engages, connects and entertains audiences across a broad spectrum of ages and demographics.

$8 in advance and for HCAC members (any time), $10 at the door

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

http://rooseveltdimemusic.com

https://www.facebook.com/RooseveltDime

https://twitter.com/RooseveltDime

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Art for All
Aug
25
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 afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

Help us make pieces for The River House Fairy Garden!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Open Mic Night
Aug
24
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 at Open Mic Nights (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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Poetry Night
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Poetry Night

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
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

Join Terri for a warm & restorative yoga flow in the River House Gallery. 

All levels welcomed. $10. Please bring your own mat

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

Terri Ward, RYT200, is Yoga Alliance certified through Jala Yoga of Shepherdstown, WV, and currently teaches at Jala Yoga Winchester and Trilogy at Lake Frederick. Although her primary style of practice is Vinyasa (flow yoga), Terri also teaches Gentle Yoga, Yoga for Health and Wellness, and Deep Relaxation Yoga. She enjoys exploring other styles of yoga to share with her students and is passionate about helping others discover the transformative power of a consistent yoga practice on and off the mat. Through yoga and meditation, Terri helps individuals of all backgrounds connect with and blossom into the wisdom, strength, and wholeness of their essential self. Terri lives in Slanesville with her husband, sons, two dogs, and two cats. In addition to teaching yoga and meditation, she is a poet and Reiki Master Practitioner. You can reach her at bloomyoga.terri@gmail.com or 540.550.7357.

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Meet Featured Gallery Artist: Barbie Hillenbrand
Aug
19
1:00 PM13:00

Meet Featured Gallery Artist: Barbie Hillenbrand

Come out for a meet and greet with our new featured gallery artist Barbie Hillenbrand.

More about Barbie:

"Watercolor is my primary medium while Pyography (wood burning) has become my newest way to express the beauty that surrounds us. In January my work was juried into Tamarack showcasing “The Best of West Virginia” fine art and more. I began my art career in 2003 when I picked up a brush and discovered that I had been blessed with a wonderful talent. Over the years I have had the privilege of receiving formal instruction from several accredited international artists such as Joe Garcia, Tom Lynch, Adele Earnshaw and Phil Metzger, and am privileged to have developed lasting friendships with several of these artists. Today I take these gifts I was given to give to others. It’s a full circle of giving by bringing joy to; the new owner of the painting, a cancer family in need of financial assistance through “Art4Cancer” and knowing that my art makes a positive difference in the lives it touches."- Barbie

Come meet Barbie and take home an original piece of art!

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Back to School Concert
Aug
18
7:00 PM19:00

Back to School Concert

Come to The River House for an evening of music performed by local youth. We are celebrating the return to school with some talented young musicians. Three different groups will be performing on our stage- one elementary school musician, middle school musician, high school musician, and a special guest performer!

Opening performance with Adam Keeling! Adam Keeling is a local Kindergarten teacher in Paw Paw, WV. He is a multi-instrumentalist featuring multiple genres using guitar, mandolin, and banjo and whatever else he can find that makes music fun for all ages.

You won't want to miss it!

$5 ticket, 17 & under free

get your tickets here: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

 Here's more about our high-school performer, a talented musician who has played at Open Mic Night:  "I’m Olivia Chisholm, from Capon Bridge, WV and I’m 17 years old. I perform with my dad, who has played bass for 30+ years. I play guitar with him, as well as for my school jazz band. My musical style ranges from classic rock, alternative rock, and metal. Although I have several influences, the ones that come to mind are Stevie Nicks, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Mark Tremonti."

Here's more about our high-school performer, a talented musician who has played at Open Mic Night:

"I’m Olivia Chisholm, from Capon Bridge, WV and I’m 17 years old. I perform with my dad, who has played bass for 30+ years. I play guitar with him, as well as for my school jazz band. My musical style ranges from classic rock, alternative rock, and metal. Although I have several influences, the ones that come to mind are Stevie Nicks, Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Mark Tremonti."

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Art for All
Aug
18
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 afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We'll be making "Funcatchers"!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Trivia Night
Aug
17
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, Taylor Berryhill, 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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