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Family Calendar  September/October 2015

Deadline for the next issue is October 1, 2015. The next issue will be on shelves Nov/Dec and will include holiday events, activities, and more. Send us your family-friendly event. Please call 304-472-4528 or email:

Calendar also listed on our calendar page at ONGOING

Horseback Riding - Mountain Trail Rides, 255 Freeland, Davis, WV. Horseback riding in the beautiful mountains of Canaan Valley, WV. All rider skill levels welcome. 304-866-4652 See ad on page 5.

P.U.R.R. WV Adoption Events are ongoing at various locations around North Central WV. P.U.R.R. WV is a no-kill cat rescue Please go to for dates and locations. See ad on page 2.

Monongalia County Health Department 453 VanVoorhis Rd., Morgantown, WV 304- 598-5119 Offers personal health services including: Family Planning, Breast and Cervi- cal cancer screening, Dental care for all ages, Immunizations, and more.

Monongalia County Health Department WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Program) 1000 Elmer Prince Drive, Morgantown, WV. Offers nutritious foods, nutrition counseling and breast feeding support free of charge to pregnant women, postpartum women, infants, children up to the age of five.Immunizations are also provided free of charge to eligible children participating in the WIC program. Monday-Fri- day 8:30-4:30. Evening appointments available. 304-598-5181.

Farm Discovery Center - Blackwater Falls State Park, 1003 Blackwater Lodge Rd. Davis, WV. May thru October 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sundays. 304-259-5611

Festival Fridays - Jawbone Park, Buckhannon, WV. Every Friday thru the end of September. Live music, entertainment, demonstrations, food, West Virginia-grown produce, and hand- made products. Children’s activities., call 304.473.1400, or email

Morgantown Ice Arena Skating Rink - 1001 Mississippi St., Morgantown, WV. Open August 1 – March 31. Skating provides great exercise and an opportunity to get out of the house - plus, it’s not like exercising at the gym... skating is fun! Also lessons offered - beginner and advanced, figure skating, ice hockey. 304-296-8356.

Train Rides at Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad - Elkins, WV. Harvest Moon Ride Visit us online for more great

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is Sep 26. The Polar Express Rides begin November 6 – reserve your tickets today - many dates are already sold out! or call 866-874-7653. See ad on page 3.

Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum Ghost Hunts and Tours - Weston, WV. Tours offered year-round. Zombie Paint Ball Ride on Satur- days - leaves every 30 minutes noon - 4:30 p.m. Zombie Paint Ball Shooting Gallery, Haunted House, Fall Fest, Flashlight Tours, Photography Tour, Architectural Tour, Cemetery Tour, and more. Please go to www.trans-alleghenylunati- to tour dates, times, and fees. See ad on page 7.

WV State Wildlife Center open seven days a week year-round.

p.m. Nov. 1 - Mar. 31 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. A 1.25 mile trail leads visitors through mature forest with spacious enclosures allowing native (and some introduced) WV wildlife to interact with their environment and natural behavior pat- terns. Admission ages 16 and over $3, children 3-15 $1.50, under 3 free. 304-924-6211 http://


September is Child Passenger Month 3 out of 4 child car seats are not used correctly! Contact the Child Passenger Safety Technician at WVU Children’s Hospital for tips, advice, or to schedule to car seat inspection. 304--598- 6011. See ad on page 2.

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month See article on page 6.

Sep 7 Labor Day

Sep 10 Freedom Day USA A day to thank members of the military for giving us our Freedom. This national event was founded by Dr. Robert Martino, owner of Wilson Martino Dental, West Virginia’s larg- est dental chain. To learn more or to see what businesses will provide a thank you” offer, go to http://www.

Apr. 1 - Oct. 31 9 a.m. - 5

Sep 13-19 Child Passenger Safety Week – Be sure your child is using the right car seat for their age and size. parents/CarSeats/Right-Car-Seat-Age-Size.htm. For local assistance, see ad on page 2.

Sep 19 Main Street Arts Festival - Main Street, Buckhannon, WV. 2 -7 p.m. Artists from across the state of West Virginia are fea- tured each year, bringing talented profession- als from the Tamarack and more to charming downtown Buckhannon. Demonstrations, entertainment, vendors, children’s activities.

Sep 22-28 74th National Dog Week - to edu- cate all dog owners in their responsibilities to their pets and to their communities, particularly those organizations dedicated to caring for unwanted or lost dogs.

Sep 23 Fall (Autumn) Equinox – this is the first day of Fall.

Sep 26 Harvest Moon Pumpkin Patch & Picnic - Mountain Rail Adventure. Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad, Elkins, WV. Enjoy the Harvest Moon at Spruce. Beautiful fall colors, music, picnic, campfire. or call 866-874-7653. See ad on page 3.

Sep 26 & 27 Greater Appalachian Exotic Animal and Reptile Expo - Ruby Commu- nity Center at Mylan Park, 500 Mylan Park Lane, Morgantown, WV. 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wide variety of exotic animals, reptiles, amphibians, parrots, aquatics, and more. Food vendors, petting zoo, face painting. Adult admission $7. Children under 12 free. Parking free. http:// greaterappalachianexoticanimalandreptileexpo.

The Polar Express Rides begin November 6 – reserve your tickets today - many dates have already sold out! Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad, Elkins, WV. or call 866-874-7653.

Sep 13 National Grandparent’s Day in 1970, Marian McQuade, of West Virginia, came up with the idea of a day set aside to encourage families to visit their elderly relatives. In 1978, President Carter declared it as a National Day to be celebrated the first Sunday after Labor Day.

Sep 26-Oct 4 79th Mountain State Forest Festival - Elkins, WV. One of the largest and oldest festivals in the state. 304-636-1824

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