Yoga in the Gallery
Jun
17
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
Jun
20
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
Jun
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
Jun
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 craft. We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be painting and decorating mini birdhouses!

Free (donations appreciated)

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The Herb Club
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

The 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!

Featuring Andrea Lay and Tree Medicine!

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Yoga in the Gallery
Jun
24
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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Family Movie Night
Jun
28
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)

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Art for All
Jun
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 craft. We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making tin can windsocks!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Beginner/Intermediate Fiddle with Rachel Eddy
Jun
29
1:30 PM13:30

Beginner/Intermediate Fiddle with Rachel Eddy

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!

Register Here

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Intermediate/Advanced Multi-Instrument class with Rachel Eddy
Jun
29
3:30 PM15:30

Intermediate/Advanced Multi-Instrument class with Rachel Eddy

Repertoire session for all instruments! Learn a few tunes by ear and bring a recording device to collect several of Rachel's favorites. This class will be geared toward intermediate to advanced players, so folks should be comfortable with all basic aspect of playing their instrument and able to follow songs in a jam setting. Fiddles, banjos, guitars, mandolins, harmonicas, cellos and bass welcome!

Register Here

$30

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Rachel Eddy
Jun
29
7:00 PM19:00

Rachel Eddy

Join us as we welcome Rachel Eddy back to The River House!

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

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

Rachel Eddy hails from West Virginia, where she grew up steeped in Appalachian music and dance. Rachel's multi-instrumental talents and soulful singing bring an incredibly powerful energy to the stage. She performs as a soloist in addition to touring with The Early Mays (Pittsburgh) and The Kolodner Quartet (Baltimore). Rachel was born and raised in rural WV just south of Morgantown, where her musical family inspired her to play and sing as a little girl. She grew up listening to local fiddlers, her father among them, going to old-time festivals, and attending square dances. The old-time bug bit her early in life and Rachel now performs and teaches full-time on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and bass. She has taught fiddle, banjo and guitar at the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins WV, at Sore Fingers Summer school in the UK, and different various weekend workshops from the hills of West Virginia to Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, London and Wales. Rachel’s love of music comes from the heart and she loves every part of her job from performing, to educating dedicated students, and the electrifying charge of playing in jam sessions around the world!


More about Rachel: http://www.racheleddymusic.com/

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Yoga in the Gallery
Jul
1
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
Jul
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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Art for All
Jul
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 craft. We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making wax resistant watercolor art!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Artisans' Market
Jul
6
1:00 PM13:00

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 Artisans’ of the Month

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Christa Lemons

Christa Lemons: Years ago, I stumbled upon a book at my local library titled, Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing by Rachel Brown, from that moment on, I was hooked on fiber arts. I already knitted and crocheted; but I found the idea of spinning my own fiber to weave into cloth very intriguing. Fast forward to 1998 and my first Introduction to Textiles class...I knew then and there that I had found what I had been looking for.

Over time, I learned weaving, dyeing, and textile construction, as well as fiber types and where they come from. I purchased my first loom in 2002; now I have many and use them all. Currently, I am learning about tapestry weaving and am very interested in natural dyeing. I love to weave with cotton to make items for the home or for personal use, and wool is my number one for warm blankets, tapestry weaving, and felting.

The items I create--some of which are on display at The River House--span over 20 years and run the gauntlet from rusting and natural dyeing to fine thread color and weave studies. I have included my Weaving A Life Key Forms because they are central to my ideas of weaving as well as life itself.

I am the owner of Soulistic Weaving in Paw Paw, WV, and I attend 2 festivals a years in Berkeley Springs, WV: at the Morgan County Master Gardener Plant Fair in May; and at The Apple Butter Festival in October. I teach as Introduction to Weaving class and am planning future classes at The River House. I am also an active at The River House monthly Artisans’ Markets in Capon Bridge, WV where my work is available for purchase and on display. I also accept commissions and special orders of various kinds.

Come around to meet me and see my work! I love sharing the beauty of fiber arts and the joy I experience when I am creating.

Facebook: Boot Turtle Hill Soulistic Weaving

Website: https://soulisticweaving.webs.com/productsservices.htm
Email: soulisticweaving@gmail.com
Cell: 304.359.6177
Home: 304.947.5217

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Barbie Hillenbrand

Barbie Hillenbrand: 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 arts. Soon, both mediums will be on display and available at Tamarack.

I began my art career in 2003 when I picked up a brush and discovered that I had been blessed with a wonderful talent. In the years since, I have received formal instruction from several artists.

Today, I use these gifts which I was given to give back to others. It’s a full circle of giving by bringing joy to the new owner of one of my paintings or to a cancer family in need of financial assistance through “Art4Cancer.” I am all the more inspired to create by knowing that my art makes a positive difference in the lives of those around me.

Email: barbie-hillenbrand@fmail.com

Facebook: Barbie Hillenbrand https://www.facebook.com/barbie.hillenbrand.1
Cell: (304) 707-4630

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The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers
Jul
6
7:00 PM19:00

The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers

$10 in advance / $12 at the door / 17 yrs and under free

Get Tickets Here

Hailing from the mountain towns of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland, The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from Old-Time, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, and Swing music to create their own brand of high energy, Appalachian Bluegrass. Gary Antol (guitar/vocals) and Libby Eddy (fiddle/vocals) founded the band in 2014 with a very simple goal: write good songs, honor the music, and take it to the road. In the time since, JFS has appeared at festivals and clubs all across the country.

In 2015, the band released their debut album, The Lane Change, a collection of both original and traditional songs focusing on journeys through personal relationships as well as life in the coal mining towns of central Appalachia. The album was well received by fans and critics alike. “Mannington #9,” a searing tale of lives lost in a 1968 mining disaster in Mannington, WV, was featured in the Relix Magazine 2015 Summer CD Sampler. Written by West Virginia storyteller and old time musician, Keith McManus, the song’s driving rhythm and haunting melody capture the loss suffered by 78 families in this tragic accident. The Lane Change also featured the powerhouse harmonies of Antol and Eddy on titles such as “No Ash Will Burn” and “Blue Diamond Mines.” Summer of 2016 saw two major highlights for the band. In addition to playing The Emerging Artist Showcase at Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, the band released its sophomore effort, White Lightning Road. The title track, written by Fort Wayne, IN songwriter, Darren Hunt, follows the path of a moonshiner trying to survive in a dying coal town. The song’s soaring vocals showcase Libby Eddy’s uniquely Appalachian voice, steeped in the cultural traditions of her rural West Virginia upbringing, with the strength of a people ready to fight for survival. Hunt also contributed to Ray Steven’s inspired and instantly familiar, “Get Along Gone.” WYEP FM Pittsburgh listed White Lightning Road as one of the top ten bluegrass albums of 2016. WYEP has also featured two of Antol’s compositions on their “Local 913” program: “The Legend of Gandy Grey” (The Lane Change) and “Smokestacks” (White Lightning Road).

In 2018, the band released their third studio effort, Poison River, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Will Shenk at National Media Services in Front Royal, VA. Poison River features original music written by Antol, Eddy, and mandolinist, Ray Bruckman. Along with the addition of Bruckman on mandolin, the album features Jody Mosser, lending his soulful dobro playing to the sound. Appalachian Jamwich’s review of the album called it “pure musical magic.” The album’s lead single “When the Redbud Blooms” received national airplay including a premier on Annette Grady’s The Bluegrass Jamboree.

The band is honored and thrilled to be an Official Showcase Artist at The International Bluegrass Music Association’s Bluegrass Ramble at World of Bluegrass in Raleigh, NC in 2018. Television appearances include WGN America’s “Outsiders”; Live from Center Stage in Cape Cod; and KDKA Pittsburgh. WDVX (Knoxville) has twice featured the band on their Blue Plate Special show.

www.jakobsferry.com

www.facebook.com/jakobsferrystragglers

www.reverbnation.com/thejakobsferrystragglers2

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Yoga in the Gallery
Jul
8
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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Hula Dancing Camp- 8 Sessions
Jul
11
11:00 AM11:00

Hula Dancing Camp- 8 Sessions

Join us for an 8-session Hula Dancing Class!

Kristie will be sharing the spirit of ‘Aloha’ and will teach basic Hawaiian dance steps that are the foundation of hula. Students will also enjoy learning about Hawaiian culture and language.

What To Bring / Wear:

Traditional Hawaiian dance is always performed in bare feet. Both boys and girls are welcome to bring a sarong to tie around their waist or be comfortable in shorts and a t-shirt/tank. Also bring water.


Ages 6-12 years old.

$40 total for the 8 session class

Space is limited

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

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Midweek Melodies featuring Elizabeth Podsiadlo
Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Midweek Melodies featuring Elizabeth Podsiadlo

A life time spent studying voice and vocal production, Elizabeth Podsiadlo’s greatest passion lies in the mechanism of UN-impeaded singing.   She teaches each student an awareness of vocal technique that starts at the bottom floor of their support system.  “If you can’t feel it, you can’t employ it when you need it.”                                        

When a singer uses their lower support muscles to sing, below the “diaphragm,” it frees their sound, giving them access to more notes and more sound colors to interpret their songs. A free sounding voice with no uncomfortable strain.  This technique and other facial muscular instructions help the singer to offer a consistent, authentic and signature sound.

Elizabeth studied with the Small Opera of San Diego, where after 10 years she became apprentice to Maestro Pandeli Lazaridi, who was the head of the school and the main voice teacher.

While piano is not Elizabeth’s main instrument, she has taught piano to people of all ages since 2003 in her studio in San Diego and currently in her Hampshire HoneyBee Music studio.  Each student will learn how to read music and identify notes on the piano. Resulting in learning many tunes which they can, if desired, play at an annual recital held usually in June.  Piano study builds focus and coordination and helps the student to be a better learner. A product of the increased ability to focus, which is developed by this music discipline.

Elizabeth taught singing at Sandburg and Hickman Elementary school in Mira Mesa California, where for 7 years she worked with Pre-k through fifth grade children and coordinated and produced opportunities for them to sing several times a year in special concerts, plays and assemblies.  

In 2016, Elizabeth opened a music studio in Romney WV.  Hampshire Honey Bee Music Studio where students of all ages come to learn to sing and play piano.  Creating performance opportunities as well as a friendly environment for singers to share their gifts in what are known as Performance Studios.

Elizabeth performed in San Diego California as a singer, and chef for more than 20 years.  She taught and demonstrated cooking as the Opera Singing Chef in many local kitchen schools; “Great News,” Macy’s Cooking School, ect. Elizabeth hosted 14 musical cooking television programs that featured her as host as the Opera Singing Chef. These were aired on public access television where she would share recipes and stories and perform two arias with each program.   A regular guest on the San Diego Living morning show as a guest chef and performer for more than 5 years. Many videos of Elizabeth are available to view online on Youtube or via her website: www.TheOperaSingingChef.com

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Hula Dancing Camp- 8 Sessions
Jul
12
11:00 AM11:00

Hula Dancing Camp- 8 Sessions

Join us for an 8-session Hula Dancing Class!

Kristie will be sharing the spirit of ‘Aloha’ and will teach basic Hawaiian dance steps that are the foundation of hula. Students will also enjoy learning about Hawaiian culture and language.

What To Bring / Wear:

Traditional Hawaiian dance is always performed in bare feet. Both boys and girls are welcome to bring a sarong to tie around their waist or be comfortable in shorts and a t-shirt/tank. Also bring water.


Ages 6-12 years old.

$40 total for the 8 session class

Space is limited

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

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Trivia Night
Jul
12
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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Hula Dancing Camp- 8 Sessions
Jul
13
11:00 AM11:00

Hula Dancing Camp- 8 Sessions

Join us for an 8-session Hula Dancing Class!

Kristie will be sharing the spirit of ‘Aloha’ and will teach basic Hawaiian dance steps that are the foundation of hula. Students will also enjoy learning about Hawaiian culture and language.

What To Bring / Wear:

Traditional Hawaiian dance is always performed in bare feet. Both boys and girls are welcome to bring a sarong to tie around their waist or be comfortable in shorts and a t-shirt/tank. Also bring water.


Ages 6-12 years old.

$40 total for the 8 session class

Space is limited

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

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Art for All
Jul
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 craft. We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making foam stamps!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Galen Clark Band
Jul
13
7:00 PM19:00

Galen Clark Band

$7 in advance / $10 at the door / 17 yrs & under free

tickets: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

Galen Wallace Clark (24) is a multi-faceted songwriter, musician, producer, and audio engineer born in Riverside California from an Air Force family. Since age 10, Galen has been playing broad varieties of music in bands for over 15 years. Galen has played in bands such as Cellar (Winchester), Colin Phils (RVA), For Fear Itself (Baltimore), Club Sandwich (Baltimore), and The Apex Crew (Baltimore) to state a few. Recently after graduating Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, VA, Galen moved to Brooklyn, NYC and commercially released a 3 song electronic EP (entitled Amnesia) under the name of Wallace. Since then, Galen freelances across the country as a professional live sound engineer, record producer, and nationally touring solo artist.

From cafés in Copenhagen to bars in Brooklyn, Galen has played venues including Rockwood Music Hall Arlene's Grocery (NYC), Pete's Candy Store (NYC), Captains Bar (Edinburg), The International (Dublin), The Camel (RVA), Strange Matter (RVA, as well as Hardywood Brewery (RVA). Working as a Live Sound Engineer, Galen has been Front of House for the Bright Box Theater (Winchester), The Django (NYC), and recently at Pearl Street Warehouse (DC). Through listening and working as a sound engineer alongside artists such as Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, Booker T. Jones, Driftwood, and Cécile McLorin Salvant to state a few, Galen takes inspiration on the other side of the stage to a new direction. After releasing a debut solo record, Providence, Galen continues to perform, write, collaborate, and create music. 

Web-

http://gclark12.wixsite.com/galenwallaceclark


Bandcamp:

https://galenclark.bandcamp.com/releases

Spotify:

https://open.spotify.com/album/5HwehakYQVc3h84y0Y3P7j?si=b6mkwOWyS2S3dnmUDqCFMA

FB:

https://www.facebook.com/galenwallaceclark

Music Review/Press-

http://www.divideandconquermusic.com/indie-music-album-reviews/galen-clark-providence

https://rockthepigeon.com/2018/06/09/galen-clarks-giants-causeway-is-dense-progressive-acoustic-music/

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Hula Dancing Camp- 8 Sessions
Jul
14
11:00 AM11:00

Hula Dancing Camp- 8 Sessions

Join us for an 8-session Hula Dancing Class!

Kristie will be sharing the spirit of ‘Aloha’ and will teach basic Hawaiian dance steps that are the foundation of hula. Students will also enjoy learning about Hawaiian culture and language.

What To Bring / Wear:

Traditional Hawaiian dance is always performed in bare feet. Both boys and girls are welcome to bring a sarong to tie around their waist or be comfortable in shorts and a t-shirt/tank. Also bring water.


Ages 6-12 years old.

$40 total for the 8 session class

Space is limited

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

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Camera Club
Jul
14
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
Jul
15
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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Hula Dancing Camp- 8 Sessions
Jul
18
11:00 AM11:00

Hula Dancing Camp- 8 Sessions

Join us for an 8-session Hula Dancing Class!

Kristie will be sharing the spirit of ‘Aloha’ and will teach basic Hawaiian dance steps that are the foundation of hula. Students will also enjoy learning about Hawaiian culture and language.

What To Bring / Wear:

Traditional Hawaiian dance is always performed in bare feet. Both boys and girls are welcome to bring a sarong to tie around their waist or be comfortable in shorts and a t-shirt/tank. Also bring water.


Ages 6-12 years old.

$40 total for the 8 session class

Space is limited

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

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Film Club
Jul
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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Hula Dancing Camp- 8 Sessions
Jul
19
11:00 AM11:00

Hula Dancing Camp- 8 Sessions

Join us for an 8-session Hula Dancing Class!

Kristie will be sharing the spirit of ‘Aloha’ and will teach basic Hawaiian dance steps that are the foundation of hula. Students will also enjoy learning about Hawaiian culture and language.

What To Bring / Wear:

Traditional Hawaiian dance is always performed in bare feet. Both boys and girls are welcome to bring a sarong to tie around their waist or be comfortable in shorts and a t-shirt/tank. Also bring water.


Ages 6-12 years old.

$40 total for the 8 session class

Space is limited

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

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Open Mic Night
Jul
19
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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Hula Dancing Camp- 8 Sessions
Jul
20
11:00 AM11:00

Hula Dancing Camp- 8 Sessions

Join us for an 8-session Hula Dancing Class!

Kristie will be sharing the spirit of ‘Aloha’ and will teach basic Hawaiian dance steps that are the foundation of hula. Students will also enjoy learning about Hawaiian culture and language.

What To Bring / Wear:

Traditional Hawaiian dance is always performed in bare feet. Both boys and girls are welcome to bring a sarong to tie around their waist or be comfortable in shorts and a t-shirt/tank. Also bring water.


Ages 6-12 years old.

$40 total for the 8 session class

Space is limited

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

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Art for All
Jul
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 craft. We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be straw painting!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Hula Dancing Camp- 8 Sessions
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Hula Dancing Camp- 8 Sessions

Join us for an 8-session Hula Dancing Class!

Kristie will be sharing the spirit of ‘Aloha’ and will teach basic Hawaiian dance steps that are the foundation of hula. Students will also enjoy learning about Hawaiian culture and language.

What To Bring / Wear:

Traditional Hawaiian dance is always performed in bare feet. Both boys and girls are welcome to bring a sarong to tie around their waist or be comfortable in shorts and a t-shirt/tank. Also bring water.


Ages 6-12 years old.

$40 total for the 8 session class

Space is limited

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

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Poetry Afternoon
Jul
21
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
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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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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The Herb Club
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

The 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 Herb Club
Jul
28
1:00 PM13:00

The 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
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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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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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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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)

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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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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

Tickets: https://www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration/michael-and-carrie-kline-810-45hec

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Poetry Afternoon
Aug
18
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
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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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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The Herb Club
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

The 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
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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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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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)

SEPTEMBER ARTISAN OF THE MONTH: 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: Joy Bridy <joybridy@yahoo.com>
Groundswell--Ideas and Inspirations: http://www.joybridy.com/
Studio Tour: www.overthemountainstudiotour.com/

 
 
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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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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

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

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

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


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Slow/Fast Old Time Jam
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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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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Cory and Heather Wharton
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Cory and Heather Wharton

Cory Wharton and Heather Twigg, two wandering bluegrass musicians, both traveling vastly separate musical paths in life, agreed to play a show together in Frostburg, MD. It was clear that Cory's guitar rhythm and distinct vocal style melted right into Heather's soulful fiddling and beautiful, high lonesome harmonies. Thus, began a friendship and musical journey that helped shape them into the musicians and human beings that they are today. They headed down to Johnson City, TN, studying at East Tennessee State University, and playing music with several wonderful bands, including The Shadow Drifters and Heart of Appalachia. After suffering a tremendous set back in the form of being hit by a car, Cory and Heather recovered with some great folks by their side, and music always in their ears. Finally they moved back to Cory’s home in Allegany County, Maryland where they were married. Cory and Heather believe that music, unlike any other medium has the enigmatic ability to heal, to help, and to entertain. Cory and Heather love music of the Appalachian Mountains, but their one true love is bluegrass music.   


Facebook: http://facebook.com/coryandheather

Web: https://whartonheather.wixsite.com/coryandheather

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/htwigg85/videos

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

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The Herb Club
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

The 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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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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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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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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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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Slow/Fast Old Time Jam
Oct
12
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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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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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

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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 Herb Club
Oct
27
1:00 PM13:00

The 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

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

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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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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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The Herb Club
Nov
24
1:00 PM13:00

The 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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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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The Herb Club
Dec
22
1:00 PM13:00

The 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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Poetry Afternoon
Jun
16
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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Musician Bob Shank &amp; Poet Kirk Judd
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Musician Bob Shank & Poet Kirk Judd

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

Kirk Judd has lived, worked, trout fished and wandered around in West Virginia all of his life. Kirk was a member of the Appalachian Literary League, a founding member and former president (and JUG recipient) of West Virginia Writers, Inc., and is a founding member of and creative writing instructor for Allegheny Echoes, Inc., dedicated to the support and preservation of WV cultural heritage arts. Author of 3 collections of poetry “Field of Vision” 1986, “Tao-Billy” 1996, and “My People Was Music” 2014, and a co-editor of the widely acclaimed anthology, “Wild, Sweet Notes – 50 Years of West Virginia Poetry 1950 – 1999”,  he is widely published.  His work has appeared in such respected regional publications as “The West Virginia Hillbilly”, “Appalachian Heritage”, “Appalachian Journal”, "BOGG", "Now & Then", "The Sow's Ear", "Grab-A-Nickel",  "Down Home", “The Dickensonian”, “The Hamilton Stone Review”, and "Hill and Valley", and has been used in Appalachian Poetry classes at the University of Tennessee, The Ohio State University, Marshall University, and Southern West Virginia Community College.  He has been featured three times on American Public Radio on "The Poet and The Poem" with WV native Grace Cavalieri.  Kirk's poetry deals with the Appalachian cultural experience, and the individual emotional and spiritual involvement of living day-to-day in this unique environment. Kirk was honored to be one of the 5 readers selected for the installation ceremony of Louise McNeill Pease as Poet Laureate in 1979 at the WV Cultural Center on the Capitol grounds in Charleston, WV, and currently sits on the advisory boards of the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation headquartered in Hillsboro, WV and the WV University Pearl S. Buck Advisory Committee.  He is internationally known for his performance work combining poetry and old time music, and has performed poetry in Ireland and across West Virginia at fairs, concerts, and festivals for the past 40 years.

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Bob Shank, from Morgantown, is WV’s finest hammered dulcimer player. As a member of Hickory Wind, Curmudgeon, The Percolators and the Big Otter Orchestra, Bob has played in over 30 states, toured Europe, played The Kennedy Center and has shared the stage with Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Ralph Stanley, Jimmy Martin, John Hartford and the Dirt Band. Bob has made several recordings with his bands. He has taught privately for years and has been an instructor at Allegheny Echoes and Augusta.

For more than three decades Bob has been a benchmark for American banjo players. Not bluegrass or old-time, or classical or ragtime, but all that and more.

A sixth-generation West Virginian, Bob began his musical journey at age 5 with drums and piano and by age 13 he was firmly hooked on banjo. And then guitar. And then hammered dulcimer. And an abiding rock and roll sensibility.

All of which led to the formation, with (Sam Morgan, Mark Walbridge, Pete Tenney, and Glen McCarthy), of the successful crossover band, Hickory Wind.

Hickory Wind’s fusion of various traditional musical forms over (and under) layered with rock rhythms and fills got them all the way to opening for some of the best known acts of the time including Steely Dan, John Prine, Emmylou Harris, and Jackson Brown.

As Flying Fish recording artists the band toured 30 American states and 20 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, recording three very favorably reviewed albums in the process



Over the last few years Bob returned to his musical roots, writing and recording his own original music including the successful solo CD Dont’ Worry About The Moon, that in his words “retains the traditions of Appalachia but ventures beyond the front porch.”  He currently plays with the band Buffalo Run

Bob performed on NPR’s internationally broadcast Mountain Stage. He has been an invited guest at West Virginia University’s annual World Music Concert and has been a Master Artist at the Augusta Heritage Center’s Spring Dulcimer Week, the Upper Potomac Dulcimer Festival, and West Virginia’s traditional music camp, Allegheny Echoes. Bob won first place old-time banjo at West Virginia’s celebration of traditional arts, the Vandalia Gathering.

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Poetry Workshop with Kirk Judd: "Your Voice"
Jun
15
3:30 PM15:30

Poetry Workshop with Kirk Judd: "Your Voice"

Where did your voice come from? How do you use it in your poetry? Hands-on exercises and discussion. Understanding poetry from a performance perspective. Your words, your body, and your voice are the only tools you have.

$35 per person

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

KIRK JUDD has lived, worked, trout fished and wandered around in West Virginia all of his life. Kirk was a member of the Appalachian Literary League, a founding member and former president (and JUG recipient) of West Virginia Writers, Inc., and is a founding member of and creative writing instructor for Allegheny Echoes, Inc., dedicated to the support and preservation of WV cultural heritage arts. Author of 3 collections of poetry “Field of Vision” 1986, “Tao-Billy” 1996, and “My People Was Music” 2014, and a co-editor of the widely acclaimed anthology, “Wild, Sweet Notes – 50 Years of West Virginia Poetry 1950 – 1999”, he is widely published. His work has appeared in such respected regional publications as “The West Virginia Hillbilly”, “Appalachian Heritage”, “Appalachian Journal”, "BOGG", "Now & Then", "The Sow's Ear", "Grab-A-Nickel", "Down Home", “The Dickensonian”, “The Hamilton Stone Review”, and "Hill and Valley", and has been used in Appalachian Poetry classes at the University of Tennessee, The Ohio State University, Marshall University, and Southern West Virginia Community College. He has been featured three times on American Public Radio on "The Poet and The Poem" with WV native Grace Cavalieri. Kirk's poetry deals with the Appalachian cultural experience, and the individual emotional and spiritual involvement of living day-to-day in this unique environment. Kirk was honored to be one of the 5 readers selected for the installation ceremony of Louise McNeill Pease as Poet Laureate in 1979 at the WV Cultural Center on the Capitol grounds in Charleston, WV, and currently sits on the advisory boards of the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation headquartered in Hillsboro, WV and the WV University Pearl S. Buck Advisory Committee. He is internationally known for his performance work combining poetry and old time music, and has performed poetry in Ireland and across West Virginia at fairs, concerts, and festivals for the past 40 years.

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Art for All
Jun
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 craft. We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making cards for Father’s Day!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Trivia Night
Jun
14
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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HCCF &amp; WV Humanities Council Meet and Greet
Jun
14
5:30 PM17:30

HCCF & WV Humanities Council Meet and Greet

West Virginia—its People, its History, its Future—is worth investing in.

The West Virginia Humanities Council will host a friendraising event on Friday, June 14, 2019 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The River House, located at 24 Rickie Davy Lane in Capon Bridge, West Virginia. Guests will meet the Humanities Council’s new Executive Director, Eric Waggoner, and get to hear about some of the good work being done by the West Virginia Humanities Council & the Hampshire and Hardy County Community Foundations. Refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to Victoria Paul at v.paul@wvhumanities.org or by calling (304) 346-8500.

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Midweek Melodies Concert Series: Daniel Kelly Quartet
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Midweek Melodies Concert Series: Daniel Kelly Quartet

$8 ticket/ 17 & under free

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

Daniel Kelly II “D.K.” has been sharing his talent with the world since he was 2 years old. His goal is to learn new ways to improve as a percussionist, and to help motivate other musicians to keep pressing forward in pursuing their talents.

Daniel loves to see people of all ages enjoying music and, at the same time, learning through drums. His playing styles include Gospel, Jazz, R&B, Rock, Latin, and even Classical. Daniel is locally known for his different approaches and artistic interpretations to the drum set, such as applying a mix of many different rhythmic styles all at once. Daniel grew up in Hampton, Va where he was first introduced to music by his family. Growing up in church, he was intrigued with his family’s musical talents and at a young age he wanted to learn music as well. At one Sunday service when he was 2 years old, Daniel remembers the instrument that caught his attention was the drum set. That service sparked a fire in his heart to press forward in joining his family in the arts as well as finding his instrument, which wound up being percussion. Since then, Daniel has continued to study more about the art of drums through individual practice sessions, private lessons, music organizations and in school. From elementary school to present, Daniel continues to find more interesting ideas to bring to the stage from the world of drums. 

His musical talent has been showcased on both the east and west coast, of the United States, as well as around the world. He has performed with the Shenandoah Conservatory jazz band in the John Moawad Jazz Festival at Central Washington University and Vancouver, BC just to name a few. Daniel is a firm believer in music being about mutual collaboration and development between artists from many different backgrounds. He has also performed on the Christopher K. Morgan and Artists Showcase at the Clarice Performing Arts Center in 2017. In 2014-16 and 2018, he performed in the Shenandoah Summer Musical Theatre Pit Orchestra as a percussionist/drummer. Some shows were the Addams Family, The Wiz, Man of LaMancha, Mary Poppins, The Secret Garden, and City of Angels to list a few. Daniel has also performed with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and The Virginia Symphony, as well as participating in the Guitar Center’s Drum Off Competition 2012. He has also performed with the Virginia Army National Guard band and currently has his own jazz quartet and teaching percussion to many others from all over.

www.danielkellymusic.org

Thank you to our ‘live and local’ sponsor FNB bank!

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Weaving For Life
Jun
10
1:00 PM13:00

Weaving For Life

Join Christa Rayhill Lemons at The River House for Weaving a Life a course consisting of 8 woven key forms. We are offering this course in 2 parts with part 1 consisting of 4 consecutive weaving courses. 

Christa is a local fiber artist and certified Weaving A Life instructor.

This series is for those who want to delve a bit deeper into the meaning of their lives. The 8 part class runs from an amulet to a shawl and represent the various stages of life and what might be discovered during those stages. The key-forms are woven on a small lap loom. This is class is for adults, and while aimed at women, men can find the insights very useful as well. Limit of 4 people. There is a $75 deposit on the loom or the student can purchase it outright for the same price.

Part 1 of the class- $160 dollars ($40 a class for 4 classes) with a $75 deposit to be made to Christa directly. Class will be from 1pm-5pm Mondays (skipping Memorial Day).

Snacks and tea/coffee/water will be available.

Part 2 will be offered after Part 1 is complete. 

Registration: https://www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration/weaving-for-life

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Camera Club
Jun
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.

Join the table!


Free (donations appreciated)

 

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Open Mic Night
Jun
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 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
Jun
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 craft. We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be painting flags to celebrate Flag Day!

Free (donations appreciated)

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The Kevin Prater Band
Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

The Kevin Prater Band

$10 in advance / $12 at the door / $5 for students / 17 and under free

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

Hailing from the mountains of Eastern Kentucky, one of the hottest bands on the Bluegrass circuit today, The Kevin Prater Band.  Though considered a Traditional Bluegrass band, they are highly appreciated and sought after for their Gospel Music Ministry.   Additionally, the band blends in Classic Country and Grassed Up Vintage Rock, assuring everyone will enjoy something from The Kevin Prater Band.

Kevin Prater began his musical journey at age four, thanks to his Uncle Boone Estep whom started his desire and love of music.  It was obvious from birth he was destined to be  musician.   His first professional touring job came at age seven.  By age nine Kevin had secured College Credits in Guitar and was getting the attention of many industry legends.  At age eleven, Kevin formed "Elkhorn Grass" with three friends, being blessed to tour throughout the surrounding area opening for many great bands.  Dr. Ralph Stanley took a personal interest in the band and utilized them often.

After eleven years of Elkhorn Grass, upon High School Graduation the band became part of the house band at Dollywood.  They worked for Ms. Dolly Parton for three years.  In 1997 Kevin was asked to audition for what would become, Grammy nominated James King Band.  That audition lasted twelve years, taking Kevin to 24 countries.  It also provided him the opportunity to be part of two "Album of the Year", a "Song of the Year" and a Recorded Event of the Year", award winning recorded projects.  Kevin then spent three years with The Bluegrass Brothers, earning a nomination as "Banjo Player of the Year". Filling in for and touring with many of the legends of bluegrass (Dr. Ralph Stanley, Ralph Stanley II, Charlie Waller & Country Gentlemen, Melvin Goins & Windy Mountain and others) along the way. 

Kevin formed The Kevin Prater Band in 2007.  Now in the eleventh year, touring the USA and Canada.  The current band line up is filled with young, talented, high energy, hard driving musicians.  Adam Burrows, aka "The Dancing Fiddler" fills the Fiddle position, Lead and Harmony Vocals as well as the band comedian.  His brother, Jake Burrows plays Dobro and Banjo, can sing any part. The Burrows Brothers are from Randalman, NC.  Filling the Guitar position, Ryan Lester, singing Lead and Harmony.  Ryan comes from a long line of bluegrass greats from Hurley, VA. area.  Newest and Youngest member of the band, on Bass, Daniel Pugh, also from NC.  He is seventeen years old, is a Senior in High School.  Daniels talent and knowledge of Bluegrass music makes him a great addition to the band.  All members of The KPB play multiple instruments. 

Their current CD, "All I Ever Wanted" released by Patuxent Music in June 2017 spent eight months on the Roots Music Charts Top 50 World Wide, peaking at #21.  Preparations are underway for a new CD later in 2018.  The bands six CD's and all information on The Kevin Prater Band can be found at http://www.thekevinpraterband.comor our facebook page.  Booking inquiries should contact Stacey Wright at 740-641-7884 or lonepine9039@yahoo.com.

https://www.thekevinpraterband.com/about

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Drawing Club
Jun
6
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
Jun
3
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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Weaving For Life
Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

Weaving For Life

Join Christa Rayhill Lemons at The River House for Weaving a Life a course consisting of 8 woven key forms. We are offering this course in 2 parts with part 1 consisting of 4 consecutive weaving courses. 

Christa is a local fiber artist and certified Weaving A Life instructor.

This series is for those who want to delve a bit deeper into the meaning of their lives. The 8 part class runs from an amulet to a shawl and represent the various stages of life and what might be discovered during those stages. The key-forms are woven on a small lap loom. This is class is for adults, and while aimed at women, men can find the insights very useful as well. Limit of 4 people. There is a $75 deposit on the loom or the student can purchase it outright for the same price.

Part 1 of the class- $160 dollars ($40 a class for 4 classes) with a $75 deposit to be made to Christa directly. Class will be from 1pm-5pm Mondays (skipping Memorial Day).

Snacks and tea/coffee/water will be available.

Part 2 will be offered after Part 1 is complete. 

Registration: https://www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration/weaving-for-life

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Palm of the Hand Memoir Workshop
Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Palm of the Hand Memoir Workshop

Everyone has stories to share and many people have a desire to write about their life. Wanting to write and doing so are two different things. The immensity of such a project can overwhelm us. This workshop will help to make that desire a reality.

Participants will be introduced to a method I call "Palm- of-the-Hand" writing, after the "Palm-of-the-Hand" stories of Japanese writer Yasunari Kawabata. After deciding on story possibilities, the method helps focus the writer's energy into completing short individual pieces about their life.

These workshops have been very successful in helping people to write extensively about their life experiences - whether for family members or to someday be published in a book.

Michael Czarnecki is a poet, oral memoirist and small press publisher originally from Buffalo. He founded FootHills Publishing in 1986 and since then FootHills has released over 400 chapbooks and books of poetry. In 1994 Michael gave up other work to devote his time and life to poetry. Since then he has made his living solely through the creative word. In the last 20 years he has given hundreds of featured readings throughout the country. His Poems Across America Tour in 2013, a 14-week journey, featured a reading in each of the 48 contiguous states.

Michael has published 17 books, the two most recent being YOU and Ten Days in Huntington Wildlife Forest. When not out on the poetic road Michael lives with his family on their 50-acre homestead in the northwest portion of the Susquehanna Watershed in NY.

More information about Michael can be found on his website:

www.foothillspublishing.com/poetguy/index.html

and he posts a new photograph and new spontaneous poem everyday on his Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/michael.czarnecki.35

Registration: https://www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration/palm-of-the-hand-memoir-workshop-2-4pm

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Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam
Jun
1
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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Art for All
Jun
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 craft. We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be creating scratch art!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Artisans' Market
Jun
1
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)

JUNE ARTISAN OF THE MONTH: Julie Farrar

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Julie Farrar: Clay is my way of expressing what I see, think, and feel. When I was in high school, I watched a Japanese potter spend an afternoon making tea bowls at an art museum in Massachusetts. His serenity and the magic of  watching balls of clay turn into beautiful forms transported me.

I constantly find the unexpected emerge from clay, whether I am making something on the wheel or hand-building. I have spent my lifetime learning pottery-making skills, but my best work comes when I can let go and see things unfold as I work.

My inspiration is almost always from nature, whether the look is very stylized or organic. In addition to pottery, I do both sculpture and large wall-pieces that can be architectural; these range from a bathtub-surround to art to hang on your wall.

Because of clay: I studied Anthropology; I lived with a pottery-making Cakchekal Indian family in Guatemala, digging clay from the riverbank and firing it in a mound of dried sticks and dung; I exhibited a sculpture installation about the injustice of gold mining destroying the environment of the local people; I taught a workshop to help people with emotional trauma find a way out; and I found a voice for my own trauma and creativity.

Email: 4jfarrar@gmail.com

Blogspot Portfolio:  https://juliefarrarportfolio.blogspot.com/

 
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Fantasy Film Friday
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Fantasy Film Friday

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

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Yoga in the Gallery
May
27
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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Jack Dunlap Band
May
26
3:00 PM15:00

Jack Dunlap Band

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

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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.

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Trivia Night
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night

Ready for another night of Trivia challenge?!

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

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

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


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the Cafe

 

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Art for All
May
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 craft. We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be painting rocks!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Open Mic Night
May
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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Midweek Melodies Concert Series: Ben &amp; Jim Townsend 5/23
May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Midweek Melodies Concert Series: Ben & Jim Townsend 5/23

Join us to welcome brothers Ben and Jim Townsend back to the Giffin Stage!

$8 / 17 & under free

Get Tickets Here

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.

Selected Performance Links:

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f6UG2I7ORg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XDR-jKvYjI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wiuaRhuncPQ

Audio:
http://www.npr.org/event/music/357563686/dave-bing-and-ben-townsend-on-mountain-stage
http://www.npr.org/2011/10/12/141267264/the-fox-hunt-on-mountain-stage
https://archive.org/details/thefoxhunt2008-03-28.flac16

Interview:
http://www.npr.org/2010/05/26/127092427/the-fox-hunt-on-mountain-stage

Selected Recordings:
https://questionablerecords.bandcamp.com/

JIM TOWNSEND:

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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Yoga in the Gallery
May
20
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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