Exotic animals show
WESTON, W.Va. -- Grant Kemmerer III brings his "Wild World of Animals" traveling wildlife show to Stonewall Resort for the weekend of Dec. 7-9 for entertainment and education.
In addition to Siberian tigers and snow leopards, the weekend also will feature a variety of holiday performances by regional groups and different holiday-themed craft and culinary demonstrations.
Steve Ludwig, director of sales and marketing at the resort, said "Wild World of Animals" has had TV appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Piers Morgan Tonight" and "Good Morning America."
Shows take place at 7 p.m. Dec. 7, and 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 8. Guests also will have the opportunity throughout the day to "meet" the animals, learn about their habitat and habits and interact with "Wild World of Animals" staff.
Holiday activities include musical performances by the Madrigal Singers of Clarksburg and Maggie Ludwig and selections from "The Nutcracker Suite" performed by the Diamond Dancers.
Resort packages, including tickets for "Wild World of Animals" and overnight lodging on Dec. 7 or 8, start at $89. Additional tickets can be added for $10 per ticket.
On the weekends of Nov. 30-Dec. 2, Dec. 14-16 and Dec. 21-23, guests will enjoy musical performances by regional children's choirs and the Glenville State College Bluegrass Band, a variety of holiday-themed culinary demonstrations and craft workshops and evening fireside storytelling and a Sunday brunch with Santa from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday through Christmas.
For additional information, or to make reservations, contact Stonewall Resort at 304-269-7400 or visit www.stonewallresort.com.
RONCEVERTE, W.Va. -- Greenbrier Valley Dinner Samplers will take place at 3, 5 and 7 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Edgarton Inn B&B.
The fundraiser for the Ronceverte Public Library will feature a one-of-kind meal by Chef Reed VanDenBerghe. Tickets are $30 and may be purchased at the library, 712 W. Main St., Ronceverte, or by calling 304-647-7400.
Columbus Zoo for kids
DUBLIN, Ohio -- The Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau is offering a "Kids Go Free -- Columbus Zoo Wildlights Getaway" package that includes free kids admission to the Columbus Zoo, free kids meals at several Dublin-area restaurants and an overnight stay at a choice of six Dublin hotels.
Visitors can book the package by visiting www.irishisanattitude.com. The package is available through Jan.1.
Many of Dublin's hotels offer free breakfast and complimentary shuttle to the Columbus Zoo. Among the attractions featured at the 24th year of the Columbus Zoo's Wildlights display is the new animated holiday light show featuring new songs, new elements with the return of the 24-foot diameter globe as the centerpiece.
For more information, visitors may call the Dublin Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-245-8387.
BEVERLY, W.Va. -- The historic Randolph County town of Beverly will celebrate its annual "Old Fashioned Christmas" Dec. 1.
Festivities offered will include the Beverly Presbyterian Church Bazaar and lunch and holiday specials and sales at local businesses. Victorian Santa and caroling will add to the holiday atmosphere. Leslie Gordon will lead a basket weaving workshop for homemade holiday gift-giving at the Beverly Heritage Center.
The church will serve homemade soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts and sell holiday gift baskets and baked goods from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.