Seneca Rocks Discovery Center Activities Calendar is no longer updated. This info was for 2008

Shaver's Mountain Ramblers
The Discovery Center is proud once again to present traditional Appalachian artisans and crafts people demonstrating their arts and skills on weekends throughout the summer season. Demonstrations began on Memorial weekend and generally go to Labor Day weekend. This year demonstrations will extend into the fall color season. In addition to the artisan demonstrations, there will be traditional mountain music on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. in the auditorium.
Alan Miller
Sites Homestead, located nearby, is normally open Memorial Day to Labor Day on Thursday through Sunday for tours of the house and heritage gardens. Please verify a specific event or activity
with the Center at (304) 567-2827.
This is an active calendar that will be updated throughout the season. Circumstances may necessitate a change in the scheduled activities listed below.

KEY:
SRDC - Seneca Rocks Discovery Center
SH - Sites Homestead
OL - Overlook

Program Descriptions:
Appalachian Music
- The music of the mountains comes in many forms, and on Saturday afternoons at 1:00 p.m., we showcase the music in the Discovery Center. Feel free to stay for a minute. . . or an hour. The concerts are free.
Cliff-scaling Soldiers of West Virginia - As World War II raged in Europe, the army brought soldiers here to learn how to climb rock, pack horses and fire artillery. This 20-minute DVD tells the story of the West Virginia Maneuvers. Shown in the Discovery Center Auditorium.
Climbing Seneca
- Each year climbers from around the world travel to Seneca Rocks to test their skills. Discover why this rock is so dear to climbers and how they attempt to meet its challenges safely.
Heritage Craft Demonstrations
- Each week crafters and artists demonstrate their skills at the Discovery Center. Please note that dates are subject to change. Contact the Discovery Center in advance if you are planning your trip to see a particular demonstration.
Kids Only: The Flower Floor Challenge - Come to the Discovery Center Children's Area on Sunday mornings between 10:00 and 11:30 and try to label the parts of our giant "floor flower." If a youth beats the clock, he or she will win a prize. Participants must bring an adult, but the adult doesn't get to play!
Meet a Snake - Meet some of West Virginia's scaly inhabitants in the Children's Area. All of our snakes are non-venomous.
Short Talks - These 10- to-15-minute presentations are held on the patio.
Stories in the Rocks - Something about Seneca Rocks inspires the imagination. Some people have seen Indian maidens; others find the faces of presidents. Let us introduce you to the legends and faces of the rocks.

JUNE
Summer Program 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at SRDC
Art & Craft Demos 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at SRDC
Music 1 p.m.
at SRDC
1 Sunday 4:30 pm - Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV Pottery Demonstration - Lori Haldeman
7 Saturday 4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV Pottery Demonstration - Rita Kickert Art Thompson and Friends
8 Sunday 4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV
14 Saturday
10:00 am - Meet a Snake
3:00 pm - Short Talk: Making Seneca Rocks
4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV
Basket Making Almar Creations (tentative) New Creek Station
15 Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 noon - Kids Only: The Floor Flower Challenge at the
4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV
21 Saturday 10:00 am - Meet a Snake
1:00 - 4:00 pm - Quilting Bee at Sites Homestead
3:00 pm - Short Talk: Making Seneca Rocks
4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV
Broom Making Demonstration - Gary Robinson
Pine Needle Basketry Demonstration - Anne Beardslee
Jack Hedrick and Friends

Special Event
Quilting Bee Saturday 21 July 1 to 4 p.m. SH The Log Cabin Quilters of Elkins, WV and friends will be quilting under the trees at the Sites Homestead, working on a 9-patch pattern quilt set up on an old heirloom quilting frame. This was a popular way for women to socialize in the 1800s while getting practical tasks done. Please join us to experience a sense of days-gone-by. You can even do a stitch or two on the quilt. No experience necessary! Music and refreshments will be "stitched" into the afternoon.
22 Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 noon - Kids Only: The Floor Flower Challenge
4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV
Pine Needle Basketry Demonstration - Anne Beardslee
28 Saturday



10:00 am - Meet a Snake
4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV
Basket Making Demonstration - Almar Creations
Stained Glass Making and Painting - John and Titi Ferguson
Backdoor Friends
29 Sunday

10:00 am - 12:00 noon - Kids Only. The Floor Flower Challenge at the SRDC
4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV
Basket Making Demonstration - Almar Creations
Stained Glass Making and Painting - John and Titi Ferguson
JULY
Summer Program 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at SRDC
Art & Craft Demos 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at SRDC
Music 1 p.m.
at SRDC
4 Friday
[no event scheduled]
Photography Display - Mary Ann Honcharik

Special Event
Independence Day Celebration Saturday 5 July 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. SH
Experience a pioneer gathering of neighbors to celebrate the birthday of our country at the Sites Homestead. Food will be cooked over the open fire; music will be shared; old time activities and crafts will fill the time. Please come and celebrate with us! [Confirmation of this event is pending. Please check back if you plan on attending.]
5 Saturday 10:00 am - Meet a Snake
3:00 pm - Short Talk - Making Seneca Rocks
4:00 pm - The Cliff-Scaling Soldiers of WV
Photography Display - Mary Ann Honcharik
Broom Making Demonstration - Gary Robinson
Coopering (Barrel Making) Demonstration - Tom Campbell
Senior Moments
6 Sunday 10:00 am - 12:00 noon - Kids Only. The Floor Flower Challenge
4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV
12 Saturday 10:00 am - Meet a Snake
1:00 - 4:00 pm - Dulcimer Music at Sites Homestead - Dave Savage
3:00 pm - Short Talk- Making Seneca Rocks
4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV
Basket Making Demonstration - Almar Creations
Pottery Demonstration - Rita Kickert
Shenandoah River Boys (tentative)

Special Event
Songs and Stories Saturday 12 July 1 - 4 p.m. SH
Dave Savage from Ohio will be visiting the Sites Homestead twice this summer to share music of the 1800s on lap dulcimer and autoharp. Dave has wonderful stories to share about the songs and about the times. Don't miss his visits.
13 Sunday 4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV Basket Making Demonstration - Almar Creations
19 Saturday 10:00 am - Meet a Snake
1:00 - 4:00 pm - Bark Basket Making Demonstration at Sites Homestead
3:00 pm - Short Talk - Making Seneca Rocks
4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV
Pine Needle Basketry Demonstration - Anne Beardslee Jay Lockman
20 Sunday 4:00 pm - Cliff-Scaling Soldiers of WV Pine Needle Basketry Demonstration - Anne Beardslee
26 Saturday 10:00 am - Meet a Snake
3:00 pm - Short Talk - Making Seneca Rocks
4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV
Outdoor Photography Display - Mary Ann Honcharik
Weaving Demonstration - Betsy Viola
Woodwork of Ben Carr on sale
Variety Pack
27 Sunday 4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV
AUGUST
Summer Program 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at SRDC
Art & Craft Demos 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at SRDC
Music 1 p.m.
at SRDC
2 Saturday 10:00 am - Meet a Snake at the SRDC
1:00 - 4:00 pm - Dulcimer Music at Sites Homestead - Dave Savage
4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV
Landscape Painting Demonstration - Sue Parker Amanda Barger and Friends

Special Event
Songs and Stories Saturday 2 August 1 - 4 p.m. SH
Dave Savage from Ohio will be visiting the Sites Homestead twice this summer to share music of the 1800s on lap dulcimer and autoharp. Dave has wonderful stories to share about the songs and about the times. Don't miss his visits.
3 Sunday 4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV
9 Saturday 10:00 am - Meet a Snake
4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV
Outdoor Photography Display - Frank Ceravalo Wendell Nelson and Friends
10 Sunday 4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV Basket Making Demonstration - Rose Ann Cowger  
16 Saturday 10:00 am - Meet a Snake at the SRDC
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Dulcimer Day at Sites Homestead - Players welcome to join in
3:00 pm - Short Talk - Making Seneca Rocks at the SRDC
4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV
Broom Making Demonstration - Gary Robinson Falling Branch Harmonies
23 Saturday 10:00 am - Meet a Snake at the SRDC
3:00 pm - Short Talk - Making Seneca Rocks at the SRDC
4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV
Pottery Demonstration - Rita Kickert
Weaving Demonstration - Jean Stephens
Music TBA
24 Sunday 4:00 pm - The Cliff-Scaling Soldiers of WV Weaving Demonstration - Jean Stephens
30 Saturday 10:00 am - Meet a Snake
3:00 pm - Short Talk - Making Seneca Rocks
4:00 pm - The Cliff-Scaling Soldiers of WV
Basket Making Demonstration - Almar Creations
Pottery Demonstration - Lori Haldeman
Art Thompson and Friends
31 Sunday 4:00 pm - The Cliff-scaling Soldiers of WV Basket Making Demonstration - Almar Creations
Pottery Demonstration - Lori Haldeman
Tim Seaman
SEPTEMBER
Summer Program 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at SRDC
Art & Craft Demos 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at SRDC
Music 1 p.m.
at SRDC
1 Monday Basket Making Demonstration - Almar Creations
Pottery Demonstration - Lori Haldeman
13 Saturday Stained Glass Making and Painting - John and Titi Ferguson
14 Sunday Stained Glass Making and Painting - John and Titi Ferguson
OCTOBER
Summer Program 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at SRDC
Art & Craft Demos 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at SRDC
Music 1 p.m.
at SRDC
4 Saturday Outdoor Photography Display - Mary Ann Honcharik
5 Sunday Basket Making Demonstration - Rose Ann Cowger
11 Saturday Broom Making Demonstration- Gary Robinson
Coopering (Barrel Making) - Tom Campbell
 



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