Train ride to D.C.
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- The Cherry Blossom Express train tour from Huntington and Charleston to Washington, D.C., leaves March 24 and returns March 27.
The trip sponsored by the Collis P. Huntington Railroad Historical Society will be on a private railcar at the rear of Amtrak's Cardinal.
The tour includes three nights' lodging at a Holiday Inn Express, meals and tours of Washington monuments, Smithsonian museums and Arlington Cemetery.
Prices are $769 per person double occupancy and $869 for single occupancy. For information, call 866-639-7487 or 304-523-0364. Visit www.newrivertrain.com.
Wild at Canaan
DAVIS, W.Va. -- Canaan Valley Resort State Park's Wild Thing Weekend is March 1 and 2 at the Tucker County resort near Davis.
Attractions and activities include buffet dinners, family cakewalk, oldies dance, DJ entertainment, vendors, snow art display, Lollipop Race for children, air board demonstrations, saucer races, boarder cross race, frozen T-shirt contest, hot wings eating contest, parade of costumes, pond jump, ice skating party and bonfire.
For more information, call 800-622-4121 or visit www.canaanresort.com.
Timberline ski race
DAVIS, W.Va. -- Participants of all ages and abilities may race in the 53rd annual West Virginia Governor's Cup Ski Race March 1-3 at Timberline Four Seasons Resort in Canaan Valley.
Race registration is from 6 to 9 p.m. March 1 and 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. March 2 at the resort lodge. The giant slalom race will be March 2, and the slalom race will be on March 3. Course inspection is at 8:30 a.m. and races begin at 9:30 a.m. each morning. Awards include a pair of skis to the fastest overall man and woman.
Race fee is $20 per day. For more information, visit www.canaanvalley.org or call Timberline Resort at 800-766-9464 ext. 1132 or the Tucker County Alpine Festival at 800-782-2775.
Tygart writing weekend
GRAFTON, W.Va. -- Charleston writer Colleen Anderson will lead a Woodland Writing Weekend March 1-3 at Tygart Lake State Park, near Grafton.
The writing workshop is for beginners and practiced writers ages 16 and older. Anderson is a published writer and performer and owns Mother Wit Writing and Design, a creative studio.
The package includes two nights' lodging, meals, snacks and workshop tuition. The workshop begins at 7:30 p.m. March 1 and ends late morning on March 3. Call 304-265-6144 for reservations or visit www.tygartlake.com for more information.