Yoga in the Gallery
Apr
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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Mother's Day Maker Space
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Mother's Day Maker Space

Join us for a Mother's Day Maker Space!

Create a charm bangle bracelet for the mother figure in your life or make one for yourself!

Enjoy a glass of wine or treat from the cafe and get creative with us!

Cost: $3 per bracelet

Please RSVP HERE

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Open Mic Night
Apr
26
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
Apr
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 summer journals!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Family Movie Night
Apr
27
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! 

(Stay tuned for a sneak peak)

Free event (donations appreciated)

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Meet Featured Gallery Artist: Meg Hamilton
Apr
28
12:00 PM12:00

Meet Featured Gallery Artist: Meg Hamilton

Meg's work will be on display and for sale in our Cafe Gallery for the month of April. Stop by to see her work, learn more about her artistic process, and take a framed drawing or painting home for yourself. Magnets and greeting cards will be available too.

About Meg:

"I love nature. I love beauty. I love peace. I love color and the feel of a pen or brush on paper.

I have been drawing and coloring since the age of 2.

This is me, so far.

My heart to your’s.

~meg "

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The Herb Club: April Meeting
Apr
28
1:00 PM13:00

The Herb Club: April Meeting

Hillary Banachowski, owner/operator of Sacred Roots Herbal Sanctuary in Shepherdstown, will be sharing her experiences as an herbalist and organic herb farmer.


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!

(donations appreciated)

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Solar Open House at the Dyess Residence
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Solar Open House at the Dyess Residence

Join us at the Dyess residence to learn more about solar energy!

Booth Dyess and Ibi Hinrichs are opening their family home and solar array to the public to view their solar system and hear from local solar experts.  Their system was installed as part of The River House’s community-supported solar program.

This Solar Open House Event will be held from 2:00 – 3:30 PM on Sunday, April 28th at 234 East Riggs Hollow, Augusta, WV 26704.  Appetizers will be provided by The Farmers Daughter and beverages will be provided.

This event is sponsored by Mountain View Solar.  This is a free and public event.  Anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP by visiting bit.ly/dyessopenhouse or by calling event planner Daniel Chiotos at 304-886-3389.

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Origami Workshop
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Origami Workshop

Harry Holloway is an acclaimed math teacher from Winchester, VA with a passion for Origami. Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. There is a wide variety of styles and even schools floating in the world between craft and art. Mr. Holloway has been folding since he was in school in Thailand in the 1960's and has taught classes in many parts of the country.

This class will focus on the basics or Origami and will also explore ways for the folder to add their own artistic touch. We will complete Origami boxes with room for the participants to dictate the direction of instruction.

All ages welcome.

$10 ticket

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Yoga in the Gallery
Apr
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
May
2
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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Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam
May
3
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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Artisans' Market
May
4
9:00 AM09:00

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 Artisan of the Month: Pete Hobbie

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Pete Hobbie is a lifelong woodworker and maker of treenware, musical instruments, and custom furniture. With more than three decades of experience, Pete’s work ranges from traditional hand-carved utensils (treenware) to the hand-built mountain home he and his family live in. Pete builds custom acoustic instruments, specializing in guitars and banjos, as well as free-form, hand-carved custom furniture. All materials are locally sourced, and sustainably harvested or upcycled from previous projects and other sources.

"I can remember, as a small boy, putting together 2 boards and having an airplane. Sticks quickly became boats, bows, and swords. My friends and I always built everything from tree houses to fishing poles. As I grew up, I really built, or at least had a part in, all of those things. I've made boats, bowls, bows, and houses. Anything that I thought of: guitars and banjos, barns and bridges. While it's more than a little disconcerting, I've always felt lucky to be alive in a time where, at least in the culture I am part of, a person can still build a good life by building things with his or her hands.

Building a life has been, for me, more than the making of things. My family builds our own food, our medicine, and our entertainment. None of us have really been watchers. You will see me sharing some of my passions while being led, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century. Maybe I can inspire you to build something."

www.petehobbie.com

 
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Art for All
May
4
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 a Cinco de Mayo craft!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Appalachian Clogging and Body Rhythm Workshop
May
4
3:30 PM15:30

Appalachian Clogging and Body Rhythm Workshop

May 4th, 3:30-4:30

All levels welcome

Members of the Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble will teach some of the fundamental clogging steps and body percussion patterns that accompany old-time fiddle and banjo music. Participants will come away with some new dance steps to pull out at an old-time jam, square dance, or whenever you need to make a good impression! For your best clogging experience, bring leather-bottomed shoes. 

$15 ticket

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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The Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

The Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble

The Davis & Elkins College Appalachian Ensemble, a student performance group led by String Band Director Emily Miller and Dance Director William Roboski, is dedicated to bringing live traditional music and dance to audiences in West Virginia and beyond. Composed entirely of students attending D&E, the group features an acoustic string band (fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin) and a team of dancers with a diverse range of expertise.


The group focuses on the intersections of different American vernacular forms and their roots, ranging from old-time music and flatfooting to jazz music and tap dance, to Irish sean nós dance, body percussion and numerous traditional American styles of harmony singing. The performances include a variety of regional dance styles, contemporary choreography, and a selection of traditional songs and tunes.


“Performing with Appalachian Ensemble is like building a community - not just among the dancers and musicians, but also across the region. In return, we are gifted with new tunes, dance steps, stories and friendships.” –Will Roboski, '17, dancer

“Appalachian Ensemble does more than just provide a space for expression. It preserves and spreads the traditional arts of West Virginia and Appalachia in a way that is visually and aurally appealing. We respect those who came before us while holding in reverence our own interpretations of Appalachian traditional arts.” –Scotty Leach, '16, musician


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

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Yoga in the Gallery
May
6
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
May
10
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
May
11
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 tissue paper bouquets!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Fish Harmonics
May
11
7:00 PM19:00

Fish Harmonics

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

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

Fish Harmonics are a Philadelphia-based ensemble, led by accordionist Rob Curto, that plays innovative American Roots music.

Influenced by Celtic, old time, and modern bluegrass sounds, the band brings a unique free-wheeling and improvisational energy to both classic tunes and original compositions.

Featuring Curto’s mastery of the piano and diatonic accordions, coupled with rhythmic arco bass playing, old-timey strings, and groove-oriented drumming, the band is creating an exciting blend of sounds both familiar and new. 

Rob Curto (composer/songwriter, piano and diatonic accordions) has spent the last 8 years touring extensively with his band Matuto, known for its distinctive “Brazilian-bluegrass” sound. Mixing the roots Americana stylings of the great Bill Monroe with rhythmic and melodic elements from Brazil, Curto has been part of a movement to establish the accordion as a versatile and important instrument in contemporary roots music.

In addition to Brazilian music, Curto has gained a reputation as an all-around master of the accordion and has been in high demand across genres. His musical collaborations include performing and recording with Latin Grammy award winner Lila Downs; Klezmer clarinetist David Krakauer; trumpeter/composer Frank London; Punjabi Indian singer Kiran Ahluwalia; and icon of Brazilian Forró, the great accordionist Dominguinhos. Curto is also an enthusiast of Irish button accordion and studies with acclaimed B/C box player and NEA National Heritage Fellow, Billy McComisky.

Curto has toured internationally including across Europe, Asia, and Africa, and has represented the United States State Department abroad. He has been a staple at festivals like Wintergrass, Red Wing Roots, and Rhythm and Roots, and made his Philadelphia Folk Festival debut with his band Forró for All in 2018.

www.fishharmonics.com

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Camera Club
May
12
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
May
13
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
May
16
6:00 PM18:00

Film Club

Join us for The River House Film Club night!

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

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

Stay tuned for teaser details...

FREE / $5 donation suggested

Complimentary popcorn included, food & drink available for purchase.

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Trivia Night
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night

Ready for another night of Trivia challenge?!

Bring your art & music knowledge to The River House's Trivia Night! It's free to play- Join our host, 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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Volunteer Work Day
May
18
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer Work Day

Join us for our first volunteer work day of 2019!

Tasks indoors and out- painting, landscaping, organizing, cleaning, carpentry. Bring work gloves and yard tools- more details closer to the event.

Snacks & drinks provided. All ages welcome.

Please RSVP!

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Art for All
May
18
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

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

We will be making rainbow suncatchers!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Poetry Afternoon
May
19
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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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 painting wooden bird feeders!

Free (donations appreciated)

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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Yoga in the Gallery
Jun
10
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: 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

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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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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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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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Musician Bob Shank & 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 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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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 celebrating West Virginia Day with a state-themed craft!

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!

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

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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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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 workshop will be held at The Cat and The Fiddle -

152 Capon School Street, Capon Bridge, WV.

To register please visit: https://www.thecatandthefiddlewv.com/workshops

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! 

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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

This workshop will be held at The Cat and The Fiddle -

152 Capon School Street, Capon Bridge, WV.

To register please visit: https://www.thecatandthefiddlewv.com/workshops

$35 ($30 if buying tickets to both workshops)

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!

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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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Drawing Club
Jul
4
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
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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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)

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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

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

The Wagoners Lad: https://youtu.be/tJqhZlxS_8s

Going Where Them Chilly Winds Don't Blow: https://youtu.be/heXPHYkmdMg


Sitting on Top of the World: https://youtu.be/vk6c_8HPSV0

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
Apr
21
2:00 PM14:00

Poetry Afternoon

The River House building will be closed for Easter.

Poetry Afternoon will still take place on the outdoor stage. Join poet John Berry by the river from 2-4pm!

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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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Chris Haddox with Austin Nemith
Apr
20
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Haddox with Austin Nemith

Help us welcome Chris Haddox back to Giffin Stage!

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

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Austin Nemith:

Country? Bluegrass? Funk? What style of music does Austin Nemith play. He doesnt know either. He plays the music that fits his soul with passion and gumption. Please join us for a fun set as the opening act.

Chris Haddox:

"Hey folks….here’s my musical story.

I was born Chris Haddox in Logan, WV in 1960. My first exposure to the type of music I would eventually come around to write and play came from my dad. He was always singing songs that seemed strange to me…turns out they were old folk songs he had heard growing up in rural WV in the 30’s. My other early musical influence was my dad’s older brother—my uncle Jim—a fantastic country blues singer and picker.

My first formal music lessons came on the piano at age 6 and I continued those until age 18. I wrote my first song in the second grade—stealing a few lines from a poem that a fellow classmate wrote about missing his father. As a teen I was influenced by John Prine, Neil Young, John Denver, Kenny Rankin and folks like that. My first year of college I met a guy who played the Dobro and who introduced me to the music of Tony Rice. For the next several years I devoted most of my musical time to bluegrass flatpicking. While in graduate school I happened upon an album of recordings by the Delmore Brothers from the late 20s and early 30s….my life was forever changed by that experience. I quit college and moved to Nashville—determined to make a life as a songwriter. Well…that didn’t quite pan out as expected, despite three healthy stints in Music City. I left Nashville for the last time in the late 80s and have continued to write/perform original songs in the folk/traditional/oldtime, and country veins.

Like most writers, I try to find new ways to address old topics…some songs are funny, some sad, but they are all honest…even the ones that are full of lies.

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

http://chrishaddoxmusic.com

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Beginner/Intermediate Guitar with Chris Haddox
Apr
20
3:30 PM15:30

Beginner/Intermediate Guitar with Chris Haddox

The focus of this workshop will be accompaniment…whether it be providing your own for your singing, or backing up another vocalist or instrument such as a fiddle or banjo. We’ll explore both flatpicking ( I am not a flashy flatpicker in the vein of Tony Rice or Bryan Sutton…nothing like that) and fingerpicking. Depending on how things are going, we might look into an alternative tuning. One singing song I particularly like to use to teach back up is the West Virginia Hills. It is often performed as a march, but is so much more beautiful when played with a more sensitive backup…whether strumming or fingerpicked. I’ll use some of my songs for teaching and am glad for you to bring something you like and we can have a go at that. Feel free to bring a recording device (or your phone…I’m not picky) and have a song or tune in mind as something on which you would like to work! Yes…bring your guitar!

$35 for workshop alone / $30 if also getting a concert ticket with workshop
www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Art for All
Apr
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 dyeing eggs!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Trivia Night
Apr
19
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night

Ready for another night of Trivia challenge?!

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

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

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


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the Cafe

 

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Film Club
Apr
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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Yoga in the Gallery
Apr
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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Camera Club
Apr
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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"Loving Vincent" Film at The Alamo: a River House Fundraiser
Apr
13
4:30 PM16:30

"Loving Vincent" Film at The Alamo: a River House Fundraiser

This film will be playing at The Alamo theater in Winchester, VA

LOVING VINCENT is a stunning, fully painted animated feature, starring Douglas Booth and Oscar-nominated Saoirse Ronan and directed by Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman.

LOVING VINCENT explores the life and controversial death of Vincent Van Gogh, told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death.

Proceeds from the ticket sales as well as a portion of the food and beverage sales will be donated to THE RIVER HOUSE 

$10 ticket

Watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZX7OANSoAg

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Art for All
Apr
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 a bunny craft!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Open Mic Night
Apr
12
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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Drawing Club
Apr
11
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
Apr
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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Coming &amp; Going: Poetry Workshop
Apr
7
9:30 AM09:30

Coming & Going: Poetry Workshop

About Poetry Coming and Going:

Join poet, publisher and story-teller, Michael Czarnecki, and local River House poet, John Berry as they lead a day-long poetic retreat exploring where poetry comes from, and how we send it back out into the world. In this program, they will be exploring the ways in which we are able to voice our poetry; through the spoken and written word and how the inspirited Spirit of Poetry asks us to share.

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

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

The cost for the event is $50.00 per person

ticket: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

                            The River House Café will be open all day serving food and beverages (not included in the tuition).


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Hoot &amp; Holler
Apr
6
7:00 PM19:00

Hoot & Holler

Hoot and Holler are the sum of two parts: guitarist Mark Kilianski and fiddler Amy Alvey. Each are songwriters dedicated to honing their craft, both equally influenced by wordsmiths like Gillian Welch and Townes Van Zandt as they are to authentic mountain musicians like Roscoe Holcomb and Ola Belle Reed. After spending the better part of 2016 living in a camper van while playing shows across the country, they now call Asheville, North Carolina their home.

Instrument swapping is common during a performance. Sometimes they don two guitars, other times switching to fiddle and banjo, all the while seamlessly blending their vocals as they sing songs infused with the vitality of the landscapes which they have traveled.

They have received scholarships to the Blackpot Camp as well as Augusta Heritage Center to study the stylistic nuance of Cajun and Appalachian music. in 2018 they won third place in the traditional band category at the Appalachian string band festival ("clifftop"), and first place at south Carolina's state fiddler's championship. When performing or teaching workshops, they strive to honor the ancient sounds of those who came before while bringing their own voice to the stage.

https://www.hootandhollermusic.com

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

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Art for All
Apr
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 clothespin butterflies!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam
Apr
5
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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Midweek Melodies Concert Series: Eli Conley
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Midweek Melodies Concert Series: Eli Conley

Indie folk singer-songwriter Eli Conley titled his sophomore album “Strong and Tender," but he might well have been describing himself. On stage he’s an earnest yet funny storyteller. His songs address big themes like gender, aging, and death through the concrete and immediate details of daily life: a stolen truck, a flopping fish, a dime in the pocket. He’ll be joined for this show by Joel Price (ellipsis, Open Hand) on mandolin, violin, and harmonies.

Since releasing his debut album "At The Seams" in 2013, Eli has been featured in the Huffington Post and the Advocate. He’s opened for Grammy-winner Kimya Dawson and the Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, and founded Queer Country West Coast, a regular series featuring LGBTQ country artists in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Eli’s music is grounded in folk tradition, and he comes by it honestly. He grew up in a small town in central Virginia, and got his musical education listening to his parents’ collection of hundreds of albums by singer-songwriters and roots musicians. He also spent years studying classical singing and picking out Broadway hits of the 40’s and 50’s on the piano. By the time he picked up a guitar at 15, he already had a working knowledge of song structure and music theory – tools that helped him grow into the careful craftsman he is today.

"Strong and Tender" tells rich stories ranging from the highs and lows of love to fierce political anthems. “Maybe the ozone will open up and we’ll all go to our graves/Maybe we’ll end this mess we’re in, I believe we can still be saved,” he sings on the humorous yet pointed “All That Ends.” “What I’m Worth” is told in the voice of a transgender man dreaming of escape from his hometown, yet demanding in the here and now “don’t try to tell me what I’m worth.” On “Get In My Own Way,” Eli laughs at himself for procrastinating on songwriting yet again. “Strong” is a tribute to the Movement for Black Lives that also reflects on losses Eli has faced in his personal life.

At heart, Eli is a clear-eyed songwriter with high hopes for the human race. His songs urge us to love ourselves even when it feels like the world does not. You can’t help but sing along.

$8/ 17 & under free
www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration
*** Food and drink specials available ***

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Yoga in the Gallery
Apr
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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The Cat and The Fiddle Benefit Concert
Mar
30
7:00 PM19:00

The Cat and The Fiddle Benefit Concert

'The Cat and The Fiddle', an acoustic traditional music school run by local fiddler Dakota Karper, is opening in Capon Bridge this summer!

Join us for this special fundraiser concert to help them 'raise the barn'. The evening will feature none other than The Cat and The Fiddle's musical teaching staff: Dakota Karper, Ben Townsend, Jack Dunlap, Elizabeth Podsiadlo and Mike Everson. Enjoy a great show, support a local business and meet the teachers and staff who just might inspire you to pick up an instrument yourself!

FREE CONCERT. Donations to directly benefit TCATF can be made during the concert

Seating is limited. If you want to reserve a seat for this event email: thecatandthefiddlewv@gmail.com

Find out more about The Cat and The Fiddle at: www.thecatandthefiddlewv.com

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Art for All
Mar
30
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 our own garden gnomes!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Open Mic Night
Mar
29
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 nights. (If there is a full list, performances may be reduced to 10 minutes or less)


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Yoga in the Gallery
Mar
25
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 A Life
Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Weaving A Life

Join Christa Rayhill Lemons at The River House for 8 consecutive weaving classes, focused on creating 8 woven key-forms. This course will be offered in 2 parts, winter & spring/summer.

Weaving A Life series is for those who want to delve a bit deeper into the meaning of their lives. Guided by Christa Rayhilll Lemons, participants transition from creating an amulet to a shawl. The key-forms are woven on a small lap loom. Each form represents the various stages of one's life and what might be discovered during those stages.

This is class is for adults, and while aimed at women, men can find the insights very useful as well.

Snacks and tea/coffee/water will be available.

About Christa:

Christa Rayhill Lemons is a local fiber artist and certified Weaving A Life instructor. She is frequent artisan at The River House Artisan Market and has displayed her work as a featured gallery artist in the Cafe Gallery. Learn more at her page: Boot Turtle Hill Soulistic Weaving

Course cost:

There is a limit of 4 people so participants must pre-register.

There is a $75 deposit on the loom or the student can purchase it outright for the same price, this will be paid directly to Christa at the first class on Monday March 4.

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 in March (March 4, 11, 18, 25).

Part 2 will be offered in late spring or summer.

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

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The Herb Club
Mar
24
1:00 PM13:00

The Herb Club

Join us as we learn about Spring Tonics. Meaghan Thompson will be teaching about traditional spring tonics using plants grown in our area. 

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!

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Jan Gillies CD Release Concert
Mar
23
7:00 PM19:00

Jan Gillies CD Release Concert

$5 ticket. 17 yrs & under Free
www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

Jan Gillies grew up in the swamplands of northern Indiana, becoming an oceanographer, sailor, scientist, SCUBA diver, teacher, storyteller and songwriter. Since first picking up a guitar at the age of 14 during the upheavals of the Vietnam War, she uses music to laugh, cry, scream & whisper about all twists and turns life has thrown at her. Developing her initial Travis-picking style in coffeehouses from the Chicago area & Kangaroo Island, Australia to Miami, Florida, she has played in swamps, on shipboards, music festivals, and a wide range of usual and unusual venues.

Her story-songs and performances have been described as both educational and ‘mesmerizing.’ She has won awards in the Mid Atlantic Song Competition and ZETA 4 Miami radio station’s “Search for Sound” competition for new songwriters. She currently has 8 CDs, covering a lifetime of experience.

Neil Gillies has been performing on hammered dulcimer for over a decade, focusing on Old Time and traditional tunes, in addition to accompanying Jan on her more recent compositions. Together, they create a unique blend of the truly traditional and authentic country/folk music, drawing from their lives and experiences living in West Virginia for over 30 years.

For more about Jan’s music, see her website at https://www.jangilliesmusic.com/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/JanGilliesMusic/info

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