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September 1

Wednesday

Evening Yoga in the Garden

6:30- 7:30  p.m.

 

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we practice. This hour-long practice will teach breathing techniques to relax and build heat within our bodies, yoga postures to strengthen and lengthen our muscles and a guided relaxation to help calm the mind, body, and spirit. Class taught indoors during inclement or cold weather. Classes taught by Heidi Sherwin or Miranda Talkington. Bring a yoga mat. All ages. $12 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Class pack of 10 is $100 for members, $130 for non-members.

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September 3

Friday

Friday Family Walk

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

Join a WVBG Educator on the first Friday of each month for a short story followed by a walk around the Garden concluding with a simple craft. This easy, casual walk is a great way for children and their caretakers to get outside and enjoy nature and the company of others. The trail will accommodate “off road” strollers. All ages. Free for WVBG members. $15 per family suggested donation.

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September 4

Saturday

Summer Drum Circle

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

 

Drumming isn’t just a fun activity. Drumming is a link to healing for the body, soul and Earth. Join us to learn about the healing qualities of drumming and participate in a drum circle. No experience is needed. If you don’t have a drum, don’t worry. Drums and percussion instruments will be provided or you can make your own (search online for ideas). Or fill a plastic bottle with rice, beans or gravel if you wish. All ages welcome. Free. Donations welcome.

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September 8

Wednesday

Evening Yoga in the Garden

6:30- 7:30  p.m.

 

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we practice. This hour-long practice will teach breathing techniques to relax and build heat within our bodies, yoga postures to strengthen and lengthen our muscles and a guided relaxation to help calm the mind, body, and spirit. Class taught indoors during inclement or cold weather. Classes taught by Heidi Sherwin or Miranda Talkington. Bring a yoga mat. All ages. $12 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Class pack of 10 is $100 for members, $130 for non-members.

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September 10

Friday

A Tour of the Night Sky

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

 

Kathryn Williamson, Teaching Associate Professor and Planetarium Director, WVU Department of Physics & Astronomy, will be leading a tour of the night sky. The evening will start with a talk about some of the highlights in the night sky, including the moon, planets, constellations, nebulas, and galaxies. This will be followed, weather permitting, with the opportunity to look at some of these objects through telescopes. Wear warm clothes and keep cell phones on “night mode” to preserve night vision. All ages. Free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members.

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September 11

Saturday

Fall Bird Walk

7:30 a.m.

 

Join local birder Derek Courtney as we bird by eye and ear in the many habitats of the WVBG. Bring binoculars and a bird guide if you have them. Free for WVBG and Audubon members, $15 for non-members.

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September 12

Sunday

Mushroom Walk

rescheduled for October 10

WVU Professor of Mycology Dan Panaccione will lead us in search of forest fungi. He will show us how to identify the native mushrooms at the garden by their unique characteristics. Emphasis will be on general biology, not edibility. All ages. Free for WVBG members, $15 non-members.

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September 15

Wednesday

Evening Yoga in the Garden

6:30- 7:30  p.m.

 

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we practice. This hour-long practice will teach breathing techniques to relax and build heat within our bodies, yoga postures to strengthen and lengthen our muscles and a guided relaxation to help calm the mind, body, and spirit. Class taught indoors during inclement or cold weather. Classes taught by Heidi Sherwin or Miranda Talkington. Bring a yoga mat. All ages. $12 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Class pack of 10 is $100 for members, $130 for non-members.

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September 16

Thursday

Summer Concert Series: Luke Sadecky

6:00 p.m.

 

Bring your favorite blanket or camp chair and join us for an evening of music on the Event Lawn with local singer/songwriter Luke Sadecky. $5 for WVBG members, $10 for non-members.

* This concert is funded through a Community Arts Grant. The Community Arts Grant is made possible through a collaborative effort between YCF and Arts Mon, with funding from the Monongalia County Commission and the Douglas H. Tanner Memorial Fund for the Arts.

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September 18

Saturday

CANCELED:  A Season of Good Taste: Dinner with Cody’s Restaurant

6:00 p.m.

 

 Join us for an evening of fine dining in the garden with local cuisine by Chef Cody Thrasher of Cody’s restaurant in Bridgeport, WV.

More on Cody’s:  https://www.codysrestaurantwv.com  

Tickets: $95. $30 of the cost of each ticket is tax-deductible, to the extent permitted by law under IRS code 501(c)3.

September 19

Sunday

Big Green Data: Herbals, Science, & Art

2:00 p.m.

 

Dr. Lara Farina will discuss the categorization and naming of plants in ancient and medieval cultures, with a special focus on herbals. Herbals were pharmacological reference works that identified the medical uses of plants, but these massive books also influenced the literature and art of medieval Europe and the Middle East. Dr. Donna Ford-Werntz will discuss the WVU Herbarium in historical and modern contexts of plant taxonomy. After the presentation, participants are encouraged to view the Big Green Data display in the upper level of the Education & Event Center. Most appropriate for adults. Free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members.

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September 22

Wednesday

Evening Yoga in the Garden

6:30- 7:30  p.m.

 

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we practice. This hour-long practice will teach breathing techniques to relax and build heat within our bodies, yoga postures to strengthen and lengthen our muscles and a guided relaxation to help calm the mind, body, and spirit. Class taught indoors during inclement or cold weather. Classes taught by Heidi Sherwin or Miranda Talkington. Bring a yoga mat. All ages. $12 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Class pack of 10 is $100 for members, $130 for non-members.

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September 27

Monday

Forest Therapy Walk

6:00 – 8:00  p.m.

 

Charlie Yuill, a certified nature and forest therapy guide, invites you to participate in “Shinrin-yoku,” or “Forest Bathing” which refers to the practice of spending time in forested areas for the purpose of enhancing health, wellness, and happiness. Your experience will include a two-hour walk, that will typically be less than a mile in length, responding to different invitations to experience aspects of natural world. Ages 12 and up. Free for members, $15 for non-members.

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September 29

Wednesday

Evening Yoga in the Garden

6:30- 7:30  p.m.

 

Join us in the garden for an all-levels vinyasa flow class incorporating the inspirations of nature surrounding us as we practice. This hour-long practice will teach breathing techniques to relax and build heat within our bodies, yoga postures to strengthen and lengthen our muscles and a guided relaxation to help calm the mind, body, and spirit. Class taught indoors during inclement or cold weather. Classes taught by Heidi Sherwin or Miranda Talkington. Bring a yoga mat. All ages. $12 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Class pack of 10 is $100 for members, $130 for non-members.

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Unless otherwise noted, registration for Fall and Winter educational programs begins 9/15.

October 3

Sunday

Fall Children’s Festival

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

The wildly popular Fall Children’s Festival has returned to the Garden! This one-day event includes favorites such as fairy house building, pumpkin painting, seasonal crafts, and more! Registration is required and there is a $5 parking fee. Parking access will be timed to ensure there is a spot for everyone when they arrive! MEMBERS ONLY access available at 12:30 p.m.

Registration begins September 15th.

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October 10

Sunday

Mushroom Walk

2:00 p.m.

 

WVU Professor of Mycology Dan Panaccione will lead us in search of forest fungi. He will show us how to identify the native mushrooms at the garden by their unique characteristics. Emphasis will be on general biology, not edibility. All ages. Free for WVBG members, $15 non-members.

 

Registration is currently available for this event.

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October 12

Tuesday

Outdoor Concert with Chris Haddox

6:00 p.m.

 

Join us on the Event Lawn for a Chris Haddox concert.  This show will mark the release of Chris’s new album, all proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the WVBG. Chris has been writing songs since he was a kid. At age 60 he felt he finally had some things worthy of a recording project. Please join us for an evening of original songs covering a variety of topics. He’ll be joined by his good friends and fellow musicians Jim Truman, Sara Cottingham, and John Posey.  

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October 17

Sunday

Young Birders Walk

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

It’s never too early to become a birder! This walk will introduce children of all ages and their parents to the wonder and joy of birds and bird watching. Bring binoculars and a bird guide if you have them. This walk is offered in conjunction with the West Virginia Young Birders Club and will be led by Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia’s Director Katie Fallon. All ages. Free.

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October 17

Sunday

Fall Drum Circle

3:00 p.m.

 

Drumming isn’t just a fun activity. Drumming is a link to healing for the body, soul and Earth. Join us to learn about the healing qualities of drumming and participate in a drum circle. No experience is needed. If you don’t have a drum, don’t worry. Drums and percussion instruments will be provided or you can make your own (search online for ideas). Or fill a plastic bottle with rice, beans or gravel if you wish. All ages welcome. Free. Donations welcome.

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October 24

Sunday

A Season of Good Taste: Dinner with Hart Kitchen

6:00 p.m.

 

Join us for a colorful show of autumn leaves and a decadent evening feast with award-winning chef Anne Hart.

Hart Kitchen was established October 2020 in Clarksburg, WV one year to the day after the debilitating demise of Provence Market Café, located in Bridgeport, WV, in October of 2019.  Provence Market successfully served its’ loyal patrons for almost 18 years.  

In her re-creation as Hart Kitchen, Anne is offering her interpretation of classic dishes, both old and new, in a rotating regional and seasonal menu.  Hart Kitchen cookery is the culmination of her vision to share culinary insights she gleaned along the way, from Atlanta, to Upstate NY, to Boston, to DC and home again, of cooking with your eyes, nose, and ears to beginners and experts of all ages, 

More about Anne & Hart Kichen: https://hartkitchen.com

Tickets. $95.  $30 of the cost of each ticket is tax-deductible, to the extent permitted by law under IRS code 501(c)3.

Registration is currently available for this event! 

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October 26

Tuesday

Howl-O-Ween Doggie Trick or Treat

4:00 p.m.

 

Whooo let the dogs out? Dog trick or treat night. Vendors will set up along the Reservoir Loop Trail and hand out dog treats. Contest and prize(s) for best dressed pooch. Bring something to collect doggie treats. All dogs must be kept on leash and cleaned up after. Well-behaved dogs only please.

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Unless otherwise noted, registration for Fall and Winter educational programs begins 9/15.

November 7

Sunday

Woody Plants of the Forest

2:00 p.m.

 

Local tree expert Jon Weems will discuss changes in the prevalence of various trees, shrubs, and vines during a walk with many stops on Botanic Garden trails. His remarks will include tree lore and tips on identifying woody plants without their leaves. Free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Most appropriate for adults.

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November 14

Sunday

Fall Drum Circle

3:00 p.m.

 

Drumming isn’t just a fun activity. Drumming is a link to healing for the body, soul and Earth. Join us to learn about the healing qualities of drumming and participate in a drum circle. No experience is needed. If you don’t have a drum, don’t worry. Drums and percussion instruments will be provided or you can make your own (search online for ideas). Or fill a plastic bottle with rice, beans or gravel if you wish. All ages welcome. Free. Donations welcome.

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November 21

Sunday

Snakes of West Virginia

2:00 p.m.

 

Jim Fregonara with WV DNR Division of Wildlife will introduce us to and teach us about snakes found in West Virginia. Regardless of how you felt about snakes before the program, you are sure to leave with new knowledge and a healthy respect for these important inhabitants of our forests and fields. All ages. Free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members.

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Unless otherwise noted, registration for Fall and Winter educational programs begins 9/15.

December 11

Saturday

Young Birders Walk

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

 

It’s never too early to become a birder! This walk will introduce children of all ages and their parents to the wonder and joy of birds and bird watching. Bring binoculars and a bird guide if you have them. This walk is offered in conjunction with the West Virginia Young Birders Club and will be led by Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia’s Director Katie Fallon. All ages. Free.

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December 12

Sunday

Crafting Holiday Ornaments

2:00 p.m.

 

Join WVBG educators Erin Smaldone and Maria Tallman to craft some nature inspired ornaments! A winter-themed book will also be read. These simple craft projects are targeted at young children, but all are welcome. $5

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Unless otherwise noted, registration for Fall and Winter educational programs begins 9/15.

January 9

Sunday

Winter Botany

2:00 p.m.

 

Local tree expert Jon Weems will discuss changes in the prevalence of various trees, shrubs, and vines during a walk with many stops on Botanic Garden trails. His remarks will include tree lore and tips on identifying woody plants without their leaves. Free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Most appropriate for adults.

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January 15

Saturday

Owls of the Garden

5:30 p.m.

 

Join Mountaineer Audubon’s Derek Courtney and Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia’s Katie Fallon for a winter owl walk. The program will begin with a short presentation featuring live owls from the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia followed by a walk in the WVBG in search of wild owls. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight. Free for WVBG, ACCA, & Mountaineer Audubon members, $15 for non-members.

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