It finally feels like summer is here and what better way to shake off those quarantine blues than to get out and explore. I’ll be highlighting attractions, activities and festivals right here on a weekly basis. From local music and shows, to options for those of you who don’t mind traveling a bit, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to double check all activities, as cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic can still occur. At the time of writing, all events listed have not been cancelled. Virtual activities and events listed are for the week of June 14-20.
Didgeridoo Down Under. Join the Washington County Public Library Beverly Branch in an Australian themed virtual show. Using music, puppetry, audience participation and an exploration of Australian culture, it’s sure to interest both kids and families alike. The program begins at 1 p.m. and can be accessed by visiting the Washington County Libraries' facebook group for ‘Summer Reading.’ For questions or more information, call 740-984-4060.
2020 Community Savings Summer Concert Series. Celebrate Father’s Day early and head down to the Noble County courthouse lawn for an evening of music and fun. The Sheppard Brothers, a bluegrass band from Parkersburg, WV will provide musical entertainment from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. If you get hungry, food will be available for purchase from Hog Hollow BBQ, and the Noble County Cruzers car club is also planning on attending. Good music, BBQ and classic cars — what more could a dad ask for?
Father’s Day Weekend at Olgebay. Just a short drive to Wheeling and you’ll find a weekend full of fun for the whole family. Overnight packages are available for purchase and include a stay at Wilson Lodge along with activity wristbands for the duration of the visit. Scheduled for the weekend are numerous things to do, from scavenger hunts, mini-golf tournaments and hiking tours, to pedal boats, trail rides and more. Finish off the weekend with a spectacular fireworks display over Schenk Lake. Great for a quick Father’s Day getaway to enjoy all that Oglebay has to offer. For more information or to book a package, call 877-436-1797. Space is being limited in group activities to no more than 25 people, and Oglebay recommends that social distancing measures are followed.
Historic Flashlight Tour. Grab your flashlight and head over to the Historic Prospect Place Estate for a one-of-a-kind tour. The Adams family was one of the founding families of the Zanesville area and supported the belief that all men are created equal. The estate is run by the G. W. Adams Educational Center, a nonprofit that aims to educate the community about the Underground Railroad, the Adams family history, community development and commerce. Guests are free to tour the barn afterward. Cost is $15 per person, and spots can be reserved by emailing: email@example.com. The tour is recommended for those aged 13 and up and runs from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Space is limited. More information can be found by visiting the website at: https://www.gwacenter.org/flashlight-tour. Historic Prospect Place Estate, 12150 Main St., Trinway.
27th Anniversary Open House. Visit downtown Cambridge and stop into Country Bits to celebrate their 27th year in business. In addition to the vendors already on site, the store will have games and prizes available for those who stop in, and the first 100 customers to purchase something will be receiving a special gift. For more information, call 740-432-7241. Country Bits, 700 Wheeling Ave., Cambridge.
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