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Experience our Mountain Culture!

 

Combining culture, preservation and education through lasting experiences, this year's Calvin W. Price Enrichment Series is set to be unforgettable. The popular  series provides an array of opportunities to immerse yourself in activities that enable you to dig deep into the rich historical past of Pocahontas County, explore your creative side and even learn more about the surrounding wilderness.

Cal Price Series Programs


Introduction to Bee Keeping - March 23-25, 2018


This weekend event will have everyone a buzz! Head out to Yew Mountain Center March 23-25 for their first ever Introduction to Beekeeping program focused on starting your own hive. The weekend event will have professional beekeeper presenters such as Paul Kietzman, graduate of the University of California with a PhD in entomology, and Mike Lilly and Will Lewis, both experienced local beekeepers.

Participants will get to spend three days with experienced beekeepers learning the skills you need to care for a hive of your own! Topics will include basic bee biology, issues affecting bee health, benefits of keeping bees and information about economic opportunities for beekeepers.

For more information, or to sign register for the event, please click here. Or you may contact the Yew Mountain Center directly by calling 1(304)653-4079, or emailing info.yewmountain@gmail.com

Old Fashioned Quilting Bee - April 28, 2018


Taking place at Deb Ann's Fabrics in Hillsboro, this event entails setting up two quilts in quilt frames, one for adult quilters and one for young quilters. Some history will be explained about quilting past and current ways. Then the demonstration on hand quilting. Everyone will be apart of this quilt, quilting together on a quilt top until the product is finished.

For more information, or to register for this event, please call Deb Ann's Fabrics at 1(304)653-4150.

Wild Edibles Festival - April 20-21, 2018


Taking place at Watoga State Park, the Wild Edibles Festival is a chance for participants to be hands-on with different plants found commonly in the area that many do not realize what they are, or if they are even edible. The fesitval is a chance to showcase local demonstrations as well, from ramp chili, to blackberry cobbler, honey, wild jams, jellies and so much more. You will be able to go out onto the trails, identify it and bring it back to add to your personal collection of wild edibles.

Enjoy one of our keynote speakers Mrs. Ellen Reynolds, from Wytheville, Virginia. Mrs. Reynolds lives on her own herbal farm and conducts environmental education opportunities with guests. Along with Mrs. Reynolds, there will be other instructional classes that participants can enjoy. 

Please call ahead of time to register for this event at 1(304)799-4087



Spring Birding Weekend - May 18-20, 2018


Book a quick getaway at Yew Mountain Center for Spring Birding Weekend! Presented by Casey Rucker, who has studied birding all over the world, you will learn the basics of birding and birding ethics through morning bird walks and much more! You can learn the bird population facts and trends as well as birding around the world.

For more information, or to register for this event, please click here.

Or contact the Yew Mountain Center directly by calling 1(304)653-4079, or emailing info.yewmountain@gmail.com

Music on Cranberry Mountain - June 24, 2018


The first event will be held in conjunction with Scenic Drive Day on Sunday, June 24. So, plan to take a scenic drive and enjoy the sounds of traditional mountain music on Cranberry Mountain. The event will include an antique car show starting from 1 to 4 p.m., including Appalachian music by Mountain Music Trail Musicians, the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys, starting around 1 p.m. The mid-July event coincides with the Scenic Marathon Triathalon on Sunday, July 8. Bring a picnic and support the athletes while enjoying Traditional Appalachian music. Featured Mountain Music Trail musicians, Doc Northern and the Keeney Mountain Boys, will be playing from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. For more information on the triathlon, contact the Richwood Chamber of Commerce at 1(304)846-6790.

For more information on this event, please call the Cranberry Mountain Nature Center at 1(304)653-4826

Forest Herbs of West Virginia - July 6-8, 2018

Join presenter Paul Stauss, herbalist and organic farmer, as you gain some WV native herb knowledge at Yew Mountain Center! You will be able to spend hours in the forest and learn identification, ecology and lore of local medicinial plant material. Learn how growing medicinals can protect wild populations of sought after plants. This work has the potential to make us healthier as well as protect and enhance the forest.

To register, please call 1(304)653-4079. For more information and a detailed schedule of events, please click here. 

Wild, Wonderful Women in the Woods - September 21-23, 2018


A panel of presenters including a yoga teacher, naturalist, artist, school teacer and herbalist will be hired locally. You don't have to be a survivialist to feel at home in the woods. This weekend at Yew Mountain Center is dedicated to finding inspiration and comfort in nature. Yoga, forest fitness, wild plant medicine and food. You can also enjoy learning woodland skills, healthy meals, crafts and music! Choose it all or just choose a restful, relaxing weekend at your own pace.

Please call ahead to register at 1(304)653-4079. For more information, or a detailed schedule of events, please click here.


Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Writing Workshops - June 28, August 18, October 20, 2018

We offer these workshops in one of the state's most unique settings, the Hillsboro, WV birthplace of internationally renowned and beloved author Pearl S. Buck, one of only a few writers to have been awarded both the Nobel and Pulitzer prizes. Celebrating the rich literary legacy of Pocahontas County, the birthplace of such luminous writers as Pearl, Louise McNeill, G.D. McNeill, and Calvin W. Price, the 2018 workshops feature West Virginia Masters poet Earl Randal Keener, novelist and non-fiction writer Carter Taylor Seaton and poet/storyteller Susanna Connelly Holstein. All events will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Please call ahead to register at 1(304)653-4430. For more information on these events, please click here.

We know that you're going to want a good night's rest while you're here experiencing all our region offers.  We have numerous options for you to stay from quaint cabins by the creek, to luxurious bed breakfast inns out in the country, to modern inns that cater to your every whim.  Click the links below to see what is available for you.  Of course, you can always call our office at 800.336.7009 and speak to a trained staff person who will be glad to help you out.

The Blue Jay was Cal's favorite bird.
Cal Price in 1938

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