What’s New in Berkeley Springs July 17-23, 2017

Our county fair has morphed into the Morgan County Expo this weekend with events ranging from geocaching to music performances.  Friday is a celebration in Berkeley Springs State Park from 5-9pm that includes a peoples dog show, youth art market, dance and music jam and family swim night in the pool.   Saturday is held at Berkeley Springs High School from 10am to 5pm and has a jam packed schedule of games, contests, demonstrations, cake auction, vendors and local groups.  All afternoon is music.

When you’re done with the Expo on Saturday, head into town at Berkeley Springs State Park for the Morgan Arts Council’s Summer Concert in the Park starting at 5:30pm.  It’s the Fabulous Mary Ann Redmond Band.  Mary Ann’s 24 Wammies pay tribute to her vocals from blues and jazz to rock-pop and traditional roots – and her voice which soars effortlessly from alto to soprano. Redmond comes with a three-person band. Rain location – Ice House.

The Star Theatre adds a Thursday night showing to its usual Friday, Saturday and Sunday schedule at 8pm for “Wonder Woman.”  For the off-the-street popcorn crowd, that means another night the Star’s fabulous popcorn is available.

Friday at 7:30pm at the Ice House is a meet-the-artists reception for the new gallery show and sale: “It’s All About the Surface!” featuring pottery with a  a wide variety of glaze and firing techniques from more than a dozen different artists from seven states.  Also opening that night are shows in ancillary galleries: “Images,” photography by Derek Kan featuring nature, people and places far and near; and “A Thankful Life,” colorful impressionistic and abstract watercolor and acrylic landscapes by Wayne Peterson. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday 11am-5pm.

Spas are a major attraction in Berkeley Springs, the evolution of folks coming to “take the waters” since the mid-18th century. Check the full menu of 21st century spa treatments to see where that evolution has taken us.  And celebrate this weekend the expansion of Sage Moon Healing Center in their new space across from the library.  There’s an Open House on Saturday and Sunday from 11-4.  Meet the wide variety of practitioners,  get in-store discounts, coupons for services, refreshments and samples.

Hot shopping is everywhere in town from art and books to antiques and gourmet oils.  Stop by Berkeley Springs Memories for lots of new stuff.  They’ll be closed from 2pm on Sunday until next Wednesday as they head off to get even more new stuff at the Philadelphia Gift Show.  On Sunday, the big shopping event is the Farmers Market in the heart of town from 10am-2pm.

There’s outdoor fun events at Cacapon State Park every day.  This weekend has some special activities including a Geology Walk at 10am on Friday and Irish Road Bowling at 4pm.  Saturday night at 8pm, there’ s a special presentation about re-introducing elk to WV.  Our Sunday activity pick is an 8:30am Beginner Bird Walk.  All the regular outdoor fun is also happening from golf and hiking to swimming at the sand beach lake.

Check out our full listing of great places to eat for every taste and pocket book — from duck and crab cakes to ice cream and coffee.

The other area where we have a full range of choices is in places to stay.  A new listing just became available — Victoria’s Tiny House, a 200 square foot adorable and unique tiny house just four blocks from downtown.  Check out all the places from historic inns and B&Bs to rustic cabins and riverside vacation homes.

We’re bustling in summer — come see us and find out why.

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