Film Club
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Film Club

Join us for The River House Film Club night!

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

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

Stay tuned for teaser details...

FREE / $5 donation suggested

Complimentary popcorn included, food & drink available for purchase.

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Open Mic Night
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

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

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

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


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Art for All
Nov
17
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages.

Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making paper turkeys!

Free (donations appreciated)

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

Beginner/Intermediate Fiddle Workshop with Ben Townsend

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

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

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

get your tickets here:

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

For more about Ben Townsend:

Video:

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Ben Townsend
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

Ben Townsend

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

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

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

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

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

The River House Writers Group

The Writing Group is an extension of the NANOWRIMO group

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

All writers welcomed!

Free event (donations appreciated)

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The River House Community Chorus
Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

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

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

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

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

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Yoga in the Gallery
Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

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

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

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

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

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Trivia Night
Nov
23
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night

Ready for another night of Trivia challenge?!

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

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

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


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

 

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Art for All
Nov
24
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages.

Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making wind-powered cars!

Free (donations appreciated)

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

Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam

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

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

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


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Herb Club Meeting
Nov
25
1:00 PM13:00

Herb Club Meeting

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

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

Free Club (donations appreciated)

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The River House Community Chorus
Nov
25
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

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

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

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

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

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Yoga in the Gallery
Nov
26
6:00 PM18:00

Yoga in the Gallery

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

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

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

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

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Open Mic Night
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

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

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

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


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Art for All
Dec
1
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages.

Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making pinecone trees!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Crafting Your Family Stories with Adam Booth
Dec
1
3:30 PM15:30

Crafting Your Family Stories with Adam Booth

Tell your family story with the help of professional storyteller, Adam Booth!

This intensive class leads tellers of differing degrees of storytelling experience through the process of understanding how story works as an art form. Beginning with general functional categories of storytelling, students explore the reasons to telling their own stories. Next comes lessons in character development, narration, temporality, and building levels of description through senses, metaphor, and symbolism. Analysis of examples from great storytellers is an important part of this process and group discussion is encouraged.

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

tickets: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

More about Adam Booth:

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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Tall Tales & Appalachian Stories with Adam Booth
Dec
1
7:00 PM19:00

Tall Tales & Appalachian Stories with Adam Booth


Tall Tales and Appalachian Stories with Adam Booth
Time: 7PM
Cost: $10 at the door / $7 in advance / $5 students

tickets: www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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

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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Holiday Artisan Market
Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Holiday Artisan Market

Join us for a Holiday Artisan Market!


Some of our favorite local artisans will be set up in the Cafe with holiday gifts, including wooden children's toys, herbal tinctures and products, handcarved treenware, knit & sewn children's clothing, and more!

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The River House Community Chorus
Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

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

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

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

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

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

Yoga in the Gallery

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

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

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

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

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Drawing Club
Dec
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.

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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Art for All
Dec
8
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages.

Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making spool ornaments!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam

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

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

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


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Camera Club
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Camera Club

All are welcome - everyone who loves photography - from beginners to experts.

The mission is to encourage each member at whatever level you are and to share ideas among members, both technical and creative.

FREE

 

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The River House Community Chorus
Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

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

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

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

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

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Midweek Melodies Concert Series - Jamie Gregory
Dec
13
6:00 PM18:00

Midweek Melodies Concert Series - Jamie Gregory

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

**Food and drink specials available on Midweek Melodies Thursdays**

Jamie Gregory:

Playing songs that tell a story, since teen years. Tom Rush's album "Circle Game" introduced me to James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and Jackson Browne's music. I also always loved the ballads the Beatles created. Bonnie Raitt, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmy Lou inspired me as well with the harmonies and songs they chose.

$8 ticket. kids 12 & under free

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

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Open Mic Night
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

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

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

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


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Art for All
Dec
15
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages.

Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making holiday cards!

Free (donations appreciated)

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

The River House Writers Group

The Writing Group is an extension of the NANOWRIMO group

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

All writers welcomed!

Free event (donations appreciated)

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The River House Community Chorus
Dec
16
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

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

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

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

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

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Film Club
Dec
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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Trivia Night
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night

Ready for another night of Trivia challenge?!

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

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

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


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

 

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Art for All
Dec
22
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages.

Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making felt snowmen!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Family Movie Night- CHRISTMAS
Dec
22
7:00 PM19:00

Family Movie Night- CHRISTMAS

Join us for Family Movie Night- CHRISTMAS THEMED!

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

Bring the whole family!

Free event (donations appreciated)

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

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The River House Community Chorus
Dec
23
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

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

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

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

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

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Open Mic Night
Dec
28
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
Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

Drawing Club

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

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

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

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Andy Cohen
Jan
11
7:00 PM19:00

Andy Cohen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

David Evans (2008).

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

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

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

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

get your tickets here:

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam
Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Slow/ Fast Old Time Jam

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

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

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


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Camera Club
Jan
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.

FREE

 

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Open Mic Night
Jan
18
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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Bud's Collective
Jan
19
7:00 PM19:00

Bud's Collective

Bud's Collective is a powerful group of pickers from the hills of West Virginia. While their music reflects roots firmly planted in Bluegrass tradition, they do not hesitate to add to it in ways all their own. Playing a tasteful mix of front man Buddy Dunlap's original material and popular hits ranging from Stevie Wonder to Alabama and all points in between, Bud's Collective has been making waves in the music scene since the inception of the group in 2012.

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

get your tickets here: www.theriverhousewv.org/eventregistration

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Poetry Workshop: Coming and Going
Jan
20
9:30 AM09:30

Poetry Workshop: Coming and Going

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

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

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

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

$50 per person (limited seats available)

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

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Film Club
Jan
24
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
Feb
1
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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Steve Kaldes & The Shifters
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

Steve Kaldes & The Shifters

  Piano  my first true love 

                 A lifetime of composing  

                     I reach out to share music 

                         one person at a time  

                 Inspired by  

                     the love of people

                         the spirit of nature 

                 My music is 

                     a journey of goodwill 

                        with every note precious

                          and thoughtful 

                 As an artist, 

                     my mission is to create 

                        a pause in time,

                          a connection with ourselves 

                            and our surroundings 

                                           ️

                                 Steve Kaldes 

With special guests The Shifters

FREE CONCERT



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Drawing Club
Feb
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.

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

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

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The River House Community Chorus
Nov
11
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

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

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

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

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

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Poetry Afternoon
Nov
11
2:30 PM14:30

Poetry Afternoon

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

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

Free (donations welcomed)

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Jazz Supper Club
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Jazz Supper Club

Come out and enjoy a supper club evening of Jazz featuring Marion Mitch and Marilyn Shenenberger.

MARION MITCH, having been exposed to all genres of music as a child, began vocal training in different genres of music.  After the loss of her husband, Scott of 36yrs, and realizing life is too short Marion decided it was time to follow her dreams of singing.   Focusing on jazz, self training while studying the styles of female vocalists and developing her own style, Marion took a giant leap out of the shy closet into public performance.  She began singing 4 yrs ago coupled with a pianist, Ed Morgret and successfully preformed Friday evenings at a Cumberland, Maryland restaurant, Ottaviani for 11/2 yrs.  Since then she's performed with Elizabeth Podsiadlo's Honeybee Studio in Romney on a few occasions and continues to take vocal lessons from the studio as well.  Recently Marilyn Shenenberger, pianist joined forces with Marion completing the duo once again, 'The Supper Club' is  in their infant stages doing what they love best! 


MARILYN SHENENBERGER, collaborative accompanist and arranger, holds a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College, Dalcroze teaching certificate from the Dalcroze School of Music in Manhattan under Robert Abramson, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Lebanon Valley College in music education.  She has been the accompanist for a variety of Westminster Choir College choirs under the baton of James Jordan, and principal accompanist for the Westminster Conducting Instituted for the past 12 years, working with Charles Bruffy, Bruce Chamberlin, Vance George, Gary Graden and Weston Noble. Four years ago Marilyn and her husband moved to the Winchester area after she retired from her job as Director of Music and Principal Organist at Morrisville Presbyterian Church in Morrisville, Pennsylvania.  In addition to the M & M Supper Club Duo with Marion Mich, she accompanies dance classes and instrumental students at Shenandoah Conservatory. Shenenberger is a seasoned performer, and has worked collaboratively with a variety of vocal and instrumental soloists, and choral ensembles, here and in Europe.

FREE ADMISSION (Dinner available for purchase)

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Art for All
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages.

Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making bottle cap magnets!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Family Movie Night
Nov
9
7:00 PM19:00

Family Movie Night

Join us for Family Movie Night!

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

Bring the whole family!

Free event (donations appreciated)

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

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

Midweek Melodies Concert Series - Gather Hear Tour: Miki Sawada

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

About Miki:

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

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About Gather Hear Tour:

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

 

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

 

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

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FREE (Donations Appreciated)

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The River House Community Chorus
Nov
4
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

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

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

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

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

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

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Camera Club
Nov
4
2:00 PM14:00

Camera Club

All are welcome - everyone who loves photography - from beginners to experts.

The mission is to encourage each member at whatever level you are and to share ideas among members, both technical and creative.

FREE

 

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SOLD OUT- Aurora Celtic
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

SOLD OUT- Aurora Celtic

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

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

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

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

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

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Art for All
Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages.

Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be making fall fabric garlands!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Open Mic Night
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

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

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

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


FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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Meet Featured Gallery Artist Ayla Heefner
Nov
2
4:00 PM16:00

Meet Featured Gallery Artist Ayla Heefner

Come meet November’s featured gallery artist, Ayla Heefner and browse her gallery display!

Artist Bio:
Ayla Heefner...Earth Child and Many Media Artist...living among my beloved plant allies, nature sprites, and the love of my life in West Virginia.
Inspired by dreams, plant spirit, wildlife, music and a deep desire to connect.
Much of my work incorporates as much upcycled vintage material as possible.
Drawn to creating faces with a focus on the eyes. Losing my mother at a young age created a disconnect and shyness that made eye contact intimidating and uncomfortable...now understanding it’s deep importance...eye contact is intragal to my portraits.
One of my missions in life is to cultivate little sparks of joy into creative fire...lighting the way to a Re-Enchantment of simple daily living.
I strongly believe we all posess an inate creativity that must be nurtured to become our whole selves.
My hope is for others to find, nurture and grow their own creative wings...to embrace their precious inner light, and let their hearts soar.!

The Work:
Mixed media...acrylics, pastel, watercolor, charcoal, oil...oh so many...so little time.
These works have a focus on wings, faces, fantasy and the magic of dreams.
My style is innocent and whimiscal...deeply layered with a touch of grunge.
My hope is to invoke a smile, touch a heart and stir the viewers inner child.
My art is my medicine, as it nurtures self love, self awarness, my own inner child...and quiets my annoying inner noise.
I believe the act of creating is a gateway to being present and in the moment...sacred and healing where time simply falls away...a place where stillness, peace, connection and joy abide.

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Drawing Club
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Drawing Club

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

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

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

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The River House Community Chorus
Oct
28
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

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

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

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

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

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

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Herb Club Meeting
Oct
28
1:00 PM13:00

Herb Club Meeting

Herbal Cordials: Holiday season will soon be upon us and herbal cordials are great for celebrating, gifting and helping relieve the stress that comes along amidst it all. We will learn how to make an herbal cordial, taste some pre-made mixes and discuss the healing properties of the herbs used. If you do not consume alcohol, non-alcoholic options are available. For those wishing to start a cordial of their own please bring $10-15 donation to cover the cost of the supplies (jars, herbs, alcohol). Local herbalist, Meaghan Thompson, will be facilitating this club event.

Garlic Tasting: Dave Willis will be sharing about all things Garlic! After we taste garlic prepared different ways, we will learn the history, health benefits, how different varieties are made and fun facts about garlic. Dave will also tell us how to grow garlic and where we can access more information. 

Are there wines that pair well with garlic? Bring your taste buds and find out! And no worry, there will be plenty of garlic for sale.

The River House Herb Club is free and everyone is welcome!   (donations appreciated)

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

We will be painting mini pumpkins & making slime!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Brazilian Choro Workshop
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

Brazilian Choro Workshop

Brazilian choro, an entirely instrumental genre originating in Rio de Janeiro in the 1870s has become a national musical language for Brazilian instrumentalists across genres.


This class, taught by Brazilian Strings Trio, is catered toward all instrumentalists and we learn some basic choro rhythms and and learn how to stylize an easy choro as a Brazilian musician might: which ornaments to use and where, how to interpret the tune, and how to improvise within the tune.

The ability to read music is a plus (as we will hand out sheet music) but not a requirement and as always, a recording device is highly recommended.

$35

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

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Brazilian Strings Trio
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Brazilian Strings Trio

This event is sponsored by HCAC, Hampshire County Arts Council

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

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

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

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Solar Open House & Ribbon Cutting
Oct
25
5:30 PM17:30

Solar Open House & Ribbon Cutting

JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE GOING SOLAR!

We will be showcasing our 8-panel rooftop solar array which was made possible through solar installations at 8 project supporters’ homes. This array is putting clean power onto the grid and reducing our electric bills.

A ribbon cutting and celebration event will take place on Thursday, October 25th at 5:30pm at The River House, followed by a public reception and Solar Open House at 6pm.

(A second Solar Open House informational session will be held on Sunday, October 28th at 3:30 pm)

Come learn about solar power generation and how you can reduce your electricity bill at home!

FREE

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

Yoga in the Gallery

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

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

reserve your spot. space is limited

More about Terri:

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

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The River House Community Chorus
Oct
21
5:00 PM17:00

The River House Community Chorus

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

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

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

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

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

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

The River House Writers Group

The Writing Group is an extension of the NANOWRIMO group

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

All writers welcomed!

Free event (donations appreciated)

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Camera Club
Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

Camera Club

Come to Camera Club!

All are welcome - everyone who loves photography - from beginners to experts.

The mission is to encourage each member at whatever level you are and to share ideas among members, both technical and creative.

FREE

 

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Songwriters Concert: Chris Haddox, Jeremy Rodgers, Taylor Berryhill
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Songwriters Concert: Chris Haddox, Jeremy Rodgers, Taylor Berryhill

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

Chris Haddox, Jeremy Rodgers & Taylor Berryhill!

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

get your tickets here:

www.theriverhousewv.org/event-registration

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Chris Haddox Bio:

Hey folks….here’s my musical story:

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

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

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Taylor Berrhill Bio:

Hello friends!

I was born and raised in the Piedmont of North Carolina (around Charlotte) and really took to music once I started playing trumpet in the sixth grade.  This branched my musical tastes to include forms of classical-symphonic and wind band repertoire, as well as jazz, blues, funk, soul, reggae, ska and other genres that incorporated “horns.”

As a teenager, I picked up electric guitar, a leather jacket and a bad attitude to try and emulate the punk bands I was listening to at the time (though it was all a guise…I’ve always been a peace-loving hippie at heart, haha).  I played in several bands throughout high school, rehearsing very loud music in very tiny rooms.  Between that and going to equally loud shows every week I probably lost half of my hearing spectrum very early on in my musical career.  So, naturally, I decided to study audio engineering in college!

I finished up my studies at Appalachian State University in the summer of 2010 and temporarily moved to Boston, MA, to intern at a recording studio before coming back to NC to graduate that December with a B.S. in Music Industry Studies.  After half a year of working, living at home and generally trying to save as much money as possible, I moved out to Nashville, TN with a college friend and was determined to find work in the industry!

This proved to be way harder than an I ever anticipated, and I found living in Nashville to be very challenging for the first several years.  I eventually bought a bike, however, and fell in love with cycling.  I became a bicycle courier for the last couple years I was in Nashville but was still playing in various bands (ranging from Americana to hip-hop) and investing in some form of music, all the while.

My love of biking and desire to live out west (my sister lives in Northern California) spurred a spontaneous adventure.  Once again, I moved back home to save money and eventually began a cross-country bicycle trip with my sights set on San Francisco…but have strangely found myself living in Capon Bridge, West Virginia, for the last year.  Living and taking part in this wonderful little community has inspired me in so many ways and proved to be monumental in elevating my creative self.  Life is beautiful and so very unpredictable in the best way possible!


Jeremy Rodgers:

Jeremy is a singer/songwriter, musician, producer and author, who has played in many bands on the East Coast for decades. He has recorded albums with The Dreamscapes Project, Chelsea McBee, and Slow Creek, among many others. His first solo album, Darkest Hour, was released in 2014. His second album, Ugly Old Suit, was released October 2016.

 He currently leads his own band, The Helltown Riffraff. They are finishing up their newest album, Dismal Hollow Rd, due to be released fall of 2018.

 Inspired by blues, country, funk and gothic music from all genres, he has gained a reputation for making dark, menacing, but morbidly humorous music, sung with a slightly gravelly bass baritone and occasionally accompanied by his partner in crime, Lani Urreta.

 His first novel, Gretchen, was released in 2016. His illustrated set of poems about creepy children, The Namers, was released in October of 2016. His second novel, Hagar, was released in July of 2017. His third and latest novel, Isaiah, was just released in July of 2018. 

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Art for All
Oct
20
12:00 PM12:00

Art for All

Every Saturday The River House offers opportunities to participate in art activities that are fun for all ages.

Bring your imagination and come for an Art for All afternoon of creativity! We provide the materials, you provide the inspiration.

We will be decorating coasters!

Free (donations appreciated)

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Open Mic Night
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic Night

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

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

We have a warm space and a welcoming audience.

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

 

FREE EVENT (donations appreciated)

Food & Beverages available for purchase in the cafe

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