Upcoming Events at Oglebay

 

 

Winter Festival of Lights

November 10 – January 1

From Nov. 10, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018, experience one of the nation’s largest light shows, covering more than 300 acres! Featuring two new light displays, family fun at Christmas at Crispin, and the NEW Reindeer attraction at Good Zoo!

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Holiday Restorative Yoga

December 15, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Join Anna for an hour of Holiday Restorative Yoga. This class will help you find focus by centering your breath and body – aligning the physical and mental by practicing stillness or gentle movement for extended periods of time. Props such as blankets will be used to assist and support the body in poses. Gentle music will be combined with guided meditation and poetry. A great way for the mind and body to find stillness.
 
Cost of class is $12, applicable taxes and fees apply. Payment can be made at The West Spa desk prior to the start of class. Class takes place in the Movement Studio.
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Breakfast with Santa at Wilson Lodge

December 2, 9, 16, and 23

8:00 am and 10:00 am
Adults: $18.95; Children (5-12) $13.95; Children 4 & Under: $3.95
Photos with Santa: $5.00
Reservations suggested, call 304-243-4090

 


 

Live from Hickman Lounge- Marcus and James

December 15, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grab a chair and join us in Hickman Lounge for live entertainment by Markus & James!

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Santa’s Helpers Winter Education

December 16, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

At the North Pole, the elves are hard at work creating gifts for good little girls and boys. At the Santa’s Helpers program, children can join our zoo’s Educators in creating age-appropriate Christmas crafts. Decorate your own Christmas cookies, make fun animal ornaments, and even create a holiday treat for the animals.

Ages: 4 – 11 years

Good Zoo Members: $18
Non-Good Zoo Members: $20

View program information, more programs, and registration here: https://goo.gl/Xcpn9c
For program questions, contact the Zoo Education Department at 304-243-4068 or email vmarkey@oglebay.com.

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Live from Hickman Lounge- Ron Retzer

December 16, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grab a chair and join us in Hickman Lounge for live entertainment by Ron Retzer!

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Live from Hickman Lounge- Bob Turbanic & Bill McCoy

December 17, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grab a chair and join us in Hickman Lounge for live entertainment by Bob Turbanic & Bill McCoy!

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Live from Hickman Lounge- Rachel Beck

December 18, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grab a chair and join us in Hickman Lounge for live entertainment by Bob Turbanic & Bill McCoy!

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Kids Yoga

December 19, 10:00 PM – 10:30 PM
A 30 minute fun yoga flow practice to learn basic yoga postures and breathing techniques and encourage a healthy mind and body.
 
Ages 8 and up.
Parents may also attend this practice.
 
Cost of class is $5, applicable taxes and fees apply. Payment can be made at The West Spa desk prior to the start of class. Class takes place in the Movement Studio.
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Live from Hickman Lounge- De Ja Vu

December 19, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grab a chair and join us in Hickman Lounge for live entertainment by De Ja Vu!

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Live from Hickman Lounge- Marcus and James

December 20, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grab a chair and join us in Hickman Lounge for live entertainment by Marcus and James!

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Live from Hickman Lounge- Dustin McCray

December 21, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grab a chair and join us in Hickman Lounge for live entertainment by Dustin McCray!

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Live from Hickman Lounge- Marcus and James

December 22, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grab a chair and join us in Hickman Lounge for live entertainment by Marcus and James!

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Winter Break Camp

December 22
December 26
December 27
December 28
December 29
January 2
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
 

Spend your winter break with the zoo animals! Join Zoo Educators for exciting learning activities, games, nature play, and art projects! Learn about reindeer, bears, snowflakes, winter weather, and meet our daily animal ambassadors! Participants will be divided into age-appropriate groups. Participants must bring a lunch or purchase a lunch from the zoo ($5.50). Lunches will be kid friendly fare, such as hotdogs, chicken nuggets, etc. Before care is available from 8:15 – 9:00 am for no extra charge. Aftercare is $15 per child and runs from 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm.

Ages: 4 – 11 years

Good Zoo Members: $25 per day
Non-Good Zoo Members: $30 per day
Aftercare: $15 per day, Lunch: $5.50 per day

View program information, more programs, and registration here: https://goo.gl/Xcpn9c
For program questions, contact the Zoo Education Department at 304-243-4068 or email vmarkey@oglebay.com.

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Kardio Karve

December 23, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Join us over Christmas weekend as we sweat off the calories with this intense cardio hip hop workout and strength training boot camp!
 
Brought to you all the way from North Carolina, this special fitness opportunity will be led by instructor, Cali Young, of Kadi Fit in Charlotte, NC. Originally hailing from WV and holding the title of 2010 Miss West Virginia, Cali is coming home to share her extensive background in dance and fitness with us in Oglebay’s Movement Studio.
 
Cost of class is $12, applicable taxes and fees apply. Payment may be made at The West Spa front desk prior to the start of class.
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Live from Hickman Lounge- Ron Retzer

December 23, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grab a chair and join us in Hickman Lounge for live entertainment by Ron Retzer!

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Live from Hickman Lounge- Bob Turbanic & Bill McCoy

December 24, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grab a chair and join us in Hickman Lounge for live entertainment by Bob Turbanic & Bill McCoy!

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Christmas Buffet at Ihlenfeld Dining Room

December 25

Adults: $34.95; Children (5-12): $15.95; Children 4 & Under: FREE

 


 

Live from Hickman Lounge- Rachel Beck

December 25, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grab a chair and join us in Hickman Lounge for live entertainment by Bob Turbanic & Bill McCoy!

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Live from Hickman Lounge- De Ja Vu

December 26, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grab a chair and join us in Hickman Lounge for live entertainment by De Ja Vu!

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Live from Hickman Lounge- Marcus and James

December 27, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grab a chair and join us in Hickman Lounge for live entertainment by Marcus and James!

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Live from Hickman Lounge- Dustin McCray

December 28, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grab a chair and join us in Hickman Lounge for live entertainment by Dustin McCray!

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Live from Hickman Lounge- Marcus and James

December 29, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grab a chair and join us in Hickman Lounge for live entertainment by Marcus and James!

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Year End Yoga

December 30, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
In this Vinyasa Flow class, link your breath with the poses to shed away the old year and make room for the new one to come. While building heat to burn out the remnants of the past year, you’ll strengthen the body, mind, and spirit for the one a head. Some yoga knowledge is beneficial but all levels are welcome!
 
Cost of class is $12, applicable taxes and fees apply. Payment can be made at The West Spa desk prior to the start of class. Class takes place in the Movement Studio.
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New Years 5K Walk/Run

December 30, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Start and Finish – Oglebay Good Zoo Parking Lot
 
This course will consist of the Susan Wheeler & Arboretum Trails that weave throughout the park. This is a hard-surface course and is stroller friendly. Please note that dogs are welcome to attend and must remain on a leash at all times. The first 30 registered participants will receive a t-shirt. First, Second, and Third places for both men and women will receive prizes. Prizes include Oglebay gift cards.
 
Light refreshments will be available for all participants.
 
Cost: $15 per person
 
Proceeds benefit the Oglebay Foundation’s Access to the Parks project.
 
Register online at: https://goo.gl/3pZQda
Online Registration Closing Date: Thursday, December 28 at 11:59 PM.
 
Race Day Registration will open at 12:00 PM at the main entrance of Oglebay Good Zoo. Cash and check only accepted on race day.
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Live from Hickman Lounge- Ron Retzer

December 30, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Grab a chair and join us in Hickman Lounge for live entertainment by Ron Retzer!

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Colorful New Year’s Eve Family Celebration

December 31, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with your favorite rainbow-haired characters! View package details here: https://www.oglebay.com/new-years-eve/

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Sparkling New Year’s Eve Adult Dance

December 31, 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Dance your way into 2018 at the adult’s only 21+ New Year’s Eve dance party! View package details here: https://www.oglebay.com/new-years-eve/

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Home School Zoo Engineering Program

March 20 – 22

Home school students will explore the Oglebay Good Zoo while participating in behind-the-scenes tours, STEM activities, and career exploration.

 

High School Program:
Investigate zoo exhibit design by exploring elements of animal physiology, architecture, landscaping, budgeting, and graphic design. Students will create, within their given budget, a proposal for a new exhibit encompassing these elements.

 

Middle School Program:
Enrichment is a way that the zoo provides mental and physical activity for the animals by allowing them to make choices and exhibit their natural behavior. Through the exploration of animal structure and psychological needs, participants will design an animal enrichment activity.

 

Good Zoo Members: $90 first student, $70 additional siblings
Non-members: $110 first student, $90 additional siblings
Program cost includes lunch on Wednesday.

 

View program information and schedule here: //goo.gl/eXyAv6
Register online here: //goo.gl/KpJ49z

For program questions, contact the Zoo Education Department at 304-243-4068 or email vmarkey@oglebay.com.

 
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7th Annual Wheeling Polka Festival

March 23 – March 25
EXPERIENCE THE 7TH ANNUAL WHEELING POLKA FESTIVAL
March 23-25, 2018
Glessner Auditorium at Wilson Lodge
 
Friday, March 23
8:00 PM – 12:00 AM:
Kick Off Party with Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push
 
Saturday, March 24
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM:
Rise-N-Shine Party with DJ Michael Biela
3:00 PM – 12:00 AM:
The NuTones, The John Gora Band & The Knewz
 
Sunday, March 25
10:00 AM:
Palm Sunday Catholic Polka Mass with The John Gora Band
12:00 – 6:00 PM:
Ray Jay & the Carousels and Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push
 
Ticket Pricing:
3-Day Pass: $40.00
Daily Tickets:
Friday- $12.00
Saturday- $17.00
Sunday- $16.00
 
For room rates & reservations call 877-822-6045.
For tickets & information call 304-243-4064.
 
Lineup & schedule subject to change. Food & beverage available.
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Calendar Snapshot

DECEMBER

1-31 Winter Festival of Lights
15 Holiday Restorative Yoga
15 Live from Hickman Lounge- Marcus and James
16 Breakfast with Santa
16 Santa’s Helpers Winter Education
16 Live from Hickman Lounge- Ron Retzer
17 Live from Hickman Lounge- Bob Turbanic & Bill McCoy
18 Live from Hickman Lounge- Rachel Beck
19 Kids Yoga
19 Live from Hickman Lounge- De Ja Vu
20 Live from Hickman Lounge- Marcus and James
21 Live from Hickman Lounge- Dustin McCray
22 Live from Hickman Lounge- Marcus and James
22 Winter Break Camp
23 Kardio Karve
23 Live from Hickman Lounge- Ron Retzer
24 Live from Hickman Lounge- Bob Turbanic & Bill McCoy
25 Live from Hickman Lounge- Rachel Beck
26 Live from Hickman Lounge- De Ja Vu
26 Winter Break Camp
27 Winter Break Camp
27 Live from Hickman Lounge- Marcus and James
28 Winter Break Camp
28 Live from Hickman Lounge- Dustin McCray
29 Winter Break Camp
29 Live from Hickman Lounge- Marcus and James
23 Breakfast with Santa
25 Christmas Buffet at Ihlenfeld
30 Year End Yoga
30 New Years 5K Walk/Run
30 Live from Hickman Lounge- Ron Retzer
31 New Years Eve Family Celebration
31 New Years Eve Adult Dance
31 Live from Hickman Lounge- Bob Turbanic & Bill McCoy

JANUARY

1 Winter Festival of Lights
2 Winter Break Camp

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