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May 1

Wednesday

Evening Yoga at the Terrace

6:00 p.m.

 

Join us at the Terrace for an all-levels vinyasa flow class. 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. 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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May 2

Thursday

Gardening with Assistive Devices

6:00 p.m.

 

This presentation, led by Doug Cumpston with West Virginia Assistive Technology System (WVATS), will showcase different assistive devices that can be helpful when gardening. Participants will have the opportunity to try out equipment for themselves to see what works for them. Assistive devices can be helpful to those with lower back pain, knee pain, and even arthritis.

$5 WVBG members, $15 for non-members.

 

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May 3

Friday

Friday Family Walk – Birds!

10:00 a.m.

 

Come learn about nature and enjoy the Botanic Garden with your little ones! Join a WVBG educator for a short story, walk, and simple craft. Geared toward preschool-aged children but all are welcome. During this program, we will be learning about birds and making bird nest material kits.

Free for WVBG members, $15/family for non-members.

 

 

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May 5

Sunday

Meditation, Community, & Support

10:00 a.m.

 

This event is designed to offer you a safe space to be your authentic self while co-creating a sense of belonging, ease, joy, and connection with your local community. Each session includes a warm-up, meditation or wellness-related guidance, a 20-minute meditation, and an open sharing circle led my meditation teacher Eric Bale. Content may include singing, movement, wellness talks, book excerpts, seated meditation, walking meditation, and more.

 No experience needed. Free.

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May 6

Monday

Nature as Nurture Walk – Canceled

6:00 p.m.

 

Through our often hurried pace of life, it can be difficult to slow down. Research shows that there are numerous benefits to spending time in nature. This workshop will consist of a series of invitations, inviting you to slow down and connect with the forest in an intentional way. Come experience Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) as well as other ecotherapy techniques that will leave you feeling refreshed and grounded. We’ll also identify a few trees and plants along the way. This offering will be facilitated by Marcedes Minana, Outdoor Educator with a certification in Ecotherapy. Join us, just as you are!

$5 WVBG members, $15 for non-members

 

May 7

Tuesday

Appalachian Cookery Tutorial : Spring Greens: Foraged and First-from-the-Garden

6:30 p.m.

 

Join Hill & Hollow Free-Range Kitchen chefs Marion and Alegria Ohlinger for a series of interactive cooking classes exploring the Roots and Branches of West Virginian cuisine. “The deeper we grow our roots, the wider we grow our branches”, honoring both our history and modern Appalachian culture. The May class will focus on Spring Greens: Foraged and First-from-the-Garden. Ages 14+.

$30 for WVBG members, $40 for non-members.

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May 8

Wednesday

Dancing in Line with Nature

10:30 a.m.

In this beginners line dance class, Petra Wood and Patricia Nice will teach basic line dance steps and easy line dances to a variety of music styles.  We will meet on the deck of the Education Center; if raining, we will meet inside.  Wear comfortable shoes with non-gripping soles.  No experience is necessary… the goal is to move and have fun.

 

$5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members.

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May 8

Wednesday

Evening Yoga at the Terrace

6:00 p.m.

 

Join us at the Terrace for an all-levels vinyasa flow class. 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. 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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May 11

Saturday

WVBG Day

10:00 a.m.

 

Join us for an event celebrating West Virginia’s flagship botanic garden featuring live entertainment, crafts, games, tours, and more. All ages. Free.

 

May 12

Sunday

Meditation, Community, & Support

10:00 a.m.

 

This event is designed to offer you a safe space to be your authentic self while co-creating a sense of belonging, ease, joy, and connection with your local community. Each session includes a warm-up, meditation or wellness-related guidance, a 20-minute meditation, and an open sharing circle led my meditation teacher Eric Bale. Content may include singing, movement, wellness talks, book excerpts, seated meditation, walking meditation, and more.

 No experience needed. Free.

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May 13

Monday

May Labyrinth Walk

6:00 p.m.

 

May is a time to celebrate the joy of new life. Ancients the world over have used this time of year to celebrate the flourishing of new crops and herds. Join Judith Clister for a history of the labyrinth and experience walking or maybe even dancing the labyrinth in gratitude, celebrating the joys and good things in our lives.

$5 WVBG members, $15 for non-members.

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May 15

Wednesday

Dancing in Line with Nature

10:30 a.m.

In this beginners line dance class, Petra Wood and Patricia Nice will teach basic line dance steps and easy line dances to a variety of music styles.  We will meet on the deck of the Education Center; if raining, we will meet inside.  Wear comfortable shoes with non-gripping soles.  No experience is necessary… the goal is to move and have fun.

 

$5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members.

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May 15

Wednesday

Evening Yoga at the Terrace

6:00 p.m.

 

Join us at the Terrace for an all-levels vinyasa flow class. 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. 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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May 16

Thursday

Botanic Garden Observations: Field Journaling

6:00 p.m.

 

Learn to draw near and far with Kellie Cole, architect and field educator, at the WVBG. Look at nature up close in the Secret Garden as we draw patterns of ferns within a stand of Hemlocks. Then we will move across the reservoir basin to sketch the basin’s low growth alder and hillside trees afar. Unearth your own creativity by trying something new within the blooming setting of the Botanic Garden this summer. Discover what more there is to know when you slow down and draw what you see in nature. Materials provided, or bring your own sketchbook and pencil if you prefer.

All ages. $20 for WVBG members, $30 for non-members.

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May 19

Sunday

Meditation, Community, & Support

10:00 a.m.

 

This event is designed to offer you a safe space to be your authentic self while co-creating a sense of belonging, ease, joy, and connection with your local community. Each session includes a warm-up, meditation or wellness-related guidance, a 20-minute meditation, and an open sharing circle led my meditation teacher Eric Bale. Content may include singing, movement, wellness talks, book excerpts, seated meditation, walking meditation, and more.

 No experience needed. Free.

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May 19

Sunday

Drum Circle

4:00 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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May 22

Wednesday

Dancing in Line with Nature

10:30 a.m.

In this beginners line dance class, Petra Wood and Patricia Nice will teach basic line dance steps and easy line dances to a variety of music styles.  We will meet on the deck of the Education Center; if raining, we will meet inside.  Wear comfortable shoes with non-gripping soles.  No experience is necessary… the goal is to move and have fun.

 

$5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members.

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May 23

Thursday

Summit Chamber Music Series: Brahms in Bloom

7:00 p.m.

All-Star musicians, Gloria Chien, Paul Watkins, Jessica Bodner, and Sunmi Chang perform live in Summit CMS Season Three Finale Concert! The Brahms pieces for this program were selected because of their ability to evoke joy, peace, comfort, and encouragement for listeners. Our fellow non-profit organization Summit Chamber Music Series presents an all-Brahms evening, highlighting one of the most influential pieces within the chamber music repertoire. Among the blossoms and Brahms, join us as we conclude season three with this festive final concert!

 

May 25

Saturday

Young Birders Walk

10:00 a.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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May 26

Sunday

Meditation, Community, & Support

10:00 a.m.

 

This event is designed to offer you a safe space to be your authentic self while co-creating a sense of belonging, ease, joy, and connection with your local community. Each session includes a warm-up, meditation or wellness-related guidance, a 20-minute meditation, and an open sharing circle led my meditation teacher Eric Bale. Content may include singing, movement, wellness talks, book excerpts, seated meditation, walking meditation, and more.

 No experience needed. Free.

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June 2

Sunday

Meditation, Community, & Support

10:00 a.m.

 

This event is designed to offer you a safe space to be your authentic self while co-creating a sense of belonging, ease, joy, and connection with your local community. Each session includes a warm-up, meditation or wellness-related guidance, a 20-minute meditation, and an open sharing circle led my meditation teacher Eric Bale. Content may include singing, movement, wellness talks, book excerpts, seated meditation, walking meditation, and more.

 No experience needed. Free.

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June 5

Wednesday

Evening Yoga in the Garden

6:00 p.m.

 

Join us on the event lawn for an all-levels vinyasa flow class. 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. 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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June 7

Friday

Friday Family Walk

10:00 a.m.

 

Come learn about nature and enjoy the Botanic Garden with your little ones! Join a WVBG educator for a short story, walk, and simple craft. Geared toward preschool-aged children but all are welcome.

Free for WVBG members, $15/family for non-members.

 

 

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June 9

Sunday

Meditation, Community, & Support

10:00 a.m.

 

This event is designed to offer you a safe space to be your authentic self while co-creating a sense of belonging, ease, joy, and connection with your local community. Each session includes a warm-up, meditation or wellness-related guidance, a 20-minute meditation, and an open sharing circle led my meditation teacher Eric Bale. Content may include singing, movement, wellness talks, book excerpts, seated meditation, walking meditation, and more.

 No experience needed. Free.

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June 12

Wednesday

Evening Yoga in the Garden

6:00 p.m.

 

Join us on the event lawn for an all-levels vinyasa flow class. 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. 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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June 14

Friday

Burgers & Brews with Table 9

6:00 p.m.

 

Join Chef Mark Tasker and the Crew of Table 9 for a fun evening of music, brews, and burgers on the Event Lawn.

Chef Mark focuses on New American cuisine, creating seasonal and whimsical small plates. He believes food is an art form that everyone can enjoy. Mark is the founding member of Table 9 and Tru Art Restaurant Group. Table 9 is Chef Mark’s first signature restaurant focusing on the craft of what a restaurant should be and can become.

More on Table 9:  http://dinetable9.com

Tickets: $65.  Two drinks included, cash bar available. $25 of the cost of each ticket is tax-deductible, to the extent permitted by law under IRS code 501(c)3.

June 16

Sunday

Meditation, Community, & Support

10:00 a.m.

 

This event is designed to offer you a safe space to be your authentic self while co-creating a sense of belonging, ease, joy, and connection with your local community. Each session includes a warm-up, meditation or wellness-related guidance, a 20-minute meditation, and an open sharing circle led my meditation teacher Eric Bale. Content may include singing, movement, wellness talks, book excerpts, seated meditation, walking meditation, and more.

 No experience needed. Free.

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June 17

Monday

Nature as Nurture Walk

6:00 p.m.

 

Through our often hurried pace of life, it can be difficult to slow down. Research shows that there are numerous benefits to spending time in nature. This workshop will consist of a series of invitations, inviting you to slow down and connect with the forest in an intentional way. Come experience Shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) as well as other ecotherapy techniques that will leave you feeling refreshed and grounded. We’ll also identify a few trees and plants along the way. This offering will be facilitated by Marcedes Minana, Outdoor Educator with a certification in Ecotherapy. Join us, just as you are!

$5 WVBG members, $15 for non-members

 

Register Today
Register Today

June 19

Wednesday

Evening Yoga in the Garden

6:00 p.m.

 

Join us on the event lawn for an all-levels vinyasa flow class. 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. 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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June 21

Friday

Summer Concert Series: Ruby – Mountain Soul Music

6:30 p.m.

 

Bring your favorite blanket or camp chair and join us for an evening of music on the Event Lawn with local artist Ruby Mountain Soul’s string music, a unique combination of musical styles. Learn more about Ruby: www.mountainsoulmusic.com

$5 for WVBG members, $10 for non-members. Children 6 & under free.

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June 23

Sunday

Meditation, Community, & Support

10:00 a.m.

 

This event is designed to offer you a safe space to be your authentic self while co-creating a sense of belonging, ease, joy, and connection with your local community. Each session includes a warm-up, meditation or wellness-related guidance, a 20-minute meditation, and an open sharing circle led my meditation teacher Eric Bale. Content may include singing, movement, wellness talks, book excerpts, seated meditation, walking meditation, and more.

 No experience needed. Free.

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June 23

Sunday

Drum Circle

4:00 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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June 24

Monday

Forest Wander & Wonder Walk

6:00 p.m.

 

Often when people walk a woodland trail they are conversing with friends or exploring their thoughts. Join Judith Clister for a different walk through the woods, one where the focus will be on the senses, the quiet and the wonders of the forest. Together we will experience fun ways to enhance the senses, explore mindful techniques to assist with the quiet and learn the wonder of tree communication and connection to the rest of the forest.

$5 WVBG members, $15 for non-members.

 

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June 26

Wednesday

Evening Yoga in the Garden

6:00 p.m.

 

Join us on the event lawn for an all-levels vinyasa flow class. 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. 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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June 30

Sunday

Meditation, Community, & Support

10:00 a.m.

 

This event is designed to offer you a safe space to be your authentic self while co-creating a sense of belonging, ease, joy, and connection with your local community. Each session includes a warm-up, meditation or wellness-related guidance, a 20-minute meditation, and an open sharing circle led my meditation teacher Eric Bale. Content may include singing, movement, wellness talks, book excerpts, seated meditation, walking meditation, and more.

 No experience needed. Free.

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July 29 – August 2

Monday – Friday

Summer Theater Arts Camp

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

The WVBG is partnering with Umbrella Arts to offer a Summer Theater Arts Camp! Kaitlin Slaney, professional actor, singer, educator and private audition coach for Pittsburgh CLO Academy along with assistant Sarah Beth Ealy, member of WV’s only professional touring Shakespeare Troupe will guide campers in the exploration of acting, movement/dance, singing, set design, costume design and more! The young artists will create a showcase together to perform on the last day of camp for families and loved ones that will take place in the stunning Terrace Event Center! $299 for WVBG Members, $329 non-members.

 

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