What’s New in Berkeley Springs March 20-26, 2017

The big adventure in Berkeley Springs this weekend is gathering strength for bursting into spring. Stand still long enough and you might see daffodils opening or flowering trees moving from bud to flower. Since not everyone is cut out for standing around waiting for a flower to pop, we’ve planned other activities too.

The hottest ticket in town Friday night is Lot 12’s monthly wine tasting from 6-8pm. Italian themed wines and hors d’ouevres. 6pm until 8pm. Reservations are required and they’re almost booked. If you can’t get into the wine tasting, make a reservation for a fabulous dinner on Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights.

Also on Friday at 7:30pm is a star party at the Morgan County Observatory.

There’s music both nights. On Friday at 7:30pm The Granary features Blues & Brews and on Saturday at 8pm it’s Metal Night II.

Saturday night from 7-11pm is a real blow-out —.Petapalooza! Live music — three great bands: All Grassed Up, Electric Factory, Tri-State Ukelictics Orchestra — light food, silent auction, 50/50 raffle at the American Legion. All benefits the Morgan County Humane Society.

For action/fantasy lovers, the Star Theatre is showing Matt Damon in “The Great Wall.” Showtimes are Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8pm.

Atasia Spa has a special March combo for spring health seekers. Folks can choose either a 45 minute massage and 25 minute facial or vice versa. The price is the same — a bargain $105.

Mid-week is a great time. The Country Inn has a couple getaway available Monday through Thursday which includes a twenty minute couples whirlpool, fifty minute couples Swedish massage (therapeutic), $40 dining certificate, bottle of sparkling Spumante on arrival, and one night lodging in the West Inn.

If you are here midweek stop at Tari’s Cafe where they are offering a complimentary bowl of their fabulous cream of crab soup with every entree — lunch and dinner — through Friday. Just mention their Facebook ad.

Some of our favorite shops are open during the week — and everyone’s open on the weekend. So cruise the historic streets and drop-in on antique malls and shops, art galleries and a wide range of gift shops including primitive and handmade items as well as Himalayan items. At Berkeley Springs Memories, they’ve been stoking up on cute, new gifts.

Good times outdoors are highlighted at Cacapon State Park. Golf, hiking, fishing — it’s all at the park. There’s also hiking on other trails in the county as well as the nearby C&O Canal.

Berkeley Springs is a nationally recognized art destination so creativity is in the air — or maybe it’s the water. Gather your friends — quilters, scrappers, knitters and crafters and enjoy a retreat at one of Berkeley Springs Cottage Rentals spacious properties with large gathering rooms, lots of natural light and a great kitchen setting to fuel your creativity! Really enhance your creative urges with a 10% discount on a 3 or more night stay in any one of eight larger group properties. Check the list on their website — and the special attractions of each of the eight.

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