YWCA WHEELING EVENTS

The YWCA Wheeling is on a Mission to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

2024 Mini-Con!

The 5th Annual Mini-Con will take place July 20th from 12-5 at Vance Memorial Church, 905 National Road, Wheeling.
We have 25 vendors ready to set up with everything from anime, funko pops, comic books, candy, and more!
We will have raffles that will be drawn at the end of the day, a costume contest for each age group with a winner and runner-up, the Avengers will be on site, the Lightsaber Academy will perform...something for every age!
The costume contest will take place at 2 with the Lightsaber demonstration immediately following.

2024 Glow Event for Fun in Recovery

Come enjoy a family friendly evening as we celebrate Recovery Month! Admission is free and open to the public on Saturday, September 14 from 6-9PM at JB Chambers Recreational Memorial Park 16th Street, Wheeling.
There will be activities for all ages, music, speakers, glow fun, resources, vendors, games and more!

MEGA Bingo!

The YWCA is partnering with Laughlin Memorial Chapel to bring you 3 Mega Bingo events this year! July and November events will benefit Laughlin Memorial Chapel, while the September event will benefit the YWCA Wheeling!
Each event will be held at Wheeling Park White Palace. Doors will open at 3 and calling will begin at 4.
$75 gets you 2 bingo packets (for all games, including the coverall) and a dauber.
$25 extra per extra packet. Extra coveralls can also be purchased.
For information regarding the July and November events, please reach out to laughlinchapel@lumos.net for the September event, please email development@ywcawheeling.org.

PASSED - Martin Luther King Jr. Annual March

The Annual MLK March will take place at 2:00PM on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024 starting at the top of Chapline St. at the Windmill. Participants will walk from the Windmill to WVNCC where the Community Award Winners Banquet will be held at 3:00PM. Community honorees include Rod Lee, Rabbi Leif, Theodora “Teddie” Grogan, & Martha Wright.

PASSED - 3rd Annual Ohio Valley Festival for Filmmakers of Color

The 3rd Annual OV Festival for Filmmakers of Color will take place at Wheeling University’s Troy Lounge at 7PM on Sat. January 13, 2024. We will screen the films of five winners in these categories: Animation, Documentary, Drama, Comedy and YWCA Choice.

PASSED - Other 2024 MLK Celebration Events

Other events throughout the OV include: Tue. Jan. 9 a Lunch with Books at the Oh. Co. Public Library at 12. Fri. Jan. 12 at 7PM will be the Shabbat Service at Temple Shalom. Saturday, Jan. 13 from 1-3PM at Wheeling U. Troy Theatre will be a student dialogue with WLU, Wheeling University and Bethany students and community members themed around MLK, his legacy and current world events. Sun, Jan 14 at 6PM will be the Interfaith Worship Service at Wayman AME Church.

PASSED - 50 Years of Hip-Hop

The YWCA Wheeling, The Wheeling Arts & Culture Commission, and Waterfront Hall bring another unique event to the Ohio Valley. It will take place at Wheeling’s new Waterfront Hall on Friday, December 8th from 8Pm-10PM. We will have decade-by-decade breakdowns of the genre, starting with the late 70’s up until 2020. Plus, there will be live performances by members of Kaligrafe Music, artists from the Wheeling Symphony, Mr. FancyPants, Keez, J. Nice, Poetic Peth, Almighty Poe, Kelz, a few surprise guests, and many more! There will be door prizes, trivia questions, and raffles for attendees. Whether you are a hardcore hip-hop head, an occasional listener, or someone who say’s “there hasn’t been any good hip-hip since my day”, everyone is welcome to attend this truly special and culturally significant event.

PASSED - Awareness Walk Wetzel Co. for DV Awareness Month

On Thursday, Oct. 12 at noon, we will hold an awareness walk in New Martinsville to honor and support victims of domestic violence. We will begin the walk at the New Martinsville Municipal Building and walk up towards Riesbecks and back. Attendees will receive popcorn, water and resource tables will be set up. Wear purple and come support those who have experienced domestic violence.

PASSED - Awareness Walk Wetzel Co. for DV Awareness Month

Ignite Hope will be hosting a Semi-Formal Charity Event that includes live music and entertainment, an open bar, food from local chefs, 50/50 raffle and silent auction. The cost is $60 per ticket and money raised will be split between the YWCA and SAHC. The event is Jan. 13 from 6-9 at the Wheeling Park White Palace. To purchase tickets, please contact Stacy at 304-281-7789

PASSED - Awareness Walk Wetzel Co. for DV Awareness Month

On Thursday, Oct. 12 at noon, we will hold an awareness walk in New Martinsville to honor and support victims of domestic violence. We will begin the walk at the New Martinsville Municipal Building and walk up towards Riesbecks and back. Attendees will receive popcorn, water and resource tables will be set up. Wear purple and come support those who have experienced domestic violence.

PASSED - Striking Out Domestic Violence

On Friday, October 20th between 6:30-8:30 the YWCA in partnership with Tri-County Help Center will sponsor a free bowling night at St. Clair Lanes in St. Clairsville, OH. Entry and shoe rental will be free to those in attendance. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling 740-695-3641.

PASSED - Awareness Walk Ohio County for DV Awareness Month

On Thursday, Oct. 26 at noon, we will hold an awareness walk in Wheeling to honor and support victims of domestic violence. We will begin the walk at the YWCA building on Chapline Street and walk to the waterfront. Attendees will receive purple popcorn provided by Mmm Popcorn, water and resource tables will be set up. Wear purple and come support those who have experienced domestic violence.

PASSED Candelight Vigil for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 5th at 4:30PM, we will have a Candlelight Vigil in Moundsville at the Marshall County Courthouse to honor and support victims of domestic violence. Prosecuting Attorney, Joe Canestraro and DV Survivor Rebekah will speak.

PASSED Voices of Hope - Discover Recovery

August 31st we will be having our Voices of Hope - Discover Recovery event in conjunction with Youth Services System, Catholic Charities and IMPACT. We will be having it at WVNCC B&O Building from 3-7PM. There will be an abundance of resources, a tribute to lost loved ones, trainings and FOOD!
#WeCanSeeYou #CanYouSeeMeNow #DiscoverRecovery #VoicesofHope

PASSED Mega Bingo!!

For our FIRST fundraising event since before COVID, we are holding a Mega Bingo Event at Wheeling Island Racetrack and Casino! This is an event you will not want to miss. More details to come. If you are interested in a sponsorship or raffle opportunity, please email development@ywcawheeling.org

PASSED Bargains at the Boutique

Bargains at the Boutique will take place at our Y-Not-Repeat Boutique on June 9th from 4-7! Network, snack, shop...what a great way to spend a Friday night! Buy tickets in advance by visiting https://live.givebutter.com/c/TmUDP7

PASSED Glow Event for Fun in Recovery

On September 16 from 6-9PM we will be having a Glow Run or Walk to represent Recovery Month. There will be speakers, resources and family friendly activities! It will take place at Elks/JB Chambers Memorial Recreational Park in Wheeling.

PASSED Mini-Con

Join us for our 4th Annual Mini-Con! This year the event will take place in June at Vance Memorial Church from 12-5PM. Come dressed as your favorite super hero!

Helping Since 1906

YWCA Wheeling is one of 215 Associations in the Nation and has been a prominent part of the Northern Panhandle since 1906.

ELMINATING RACISM

Since 1905, the YWCA Wheeling has been at the forefront of racial justice in the Northern Panhandle. We are devoted to taking a stand to eliminate racism and promote inclusion and tolerance for all.

EMPOWERING WOMEN

We are committed to providing programs and services that equip women with the tools they need to impact their lives, their families lives, and the lives of women around them.

BUILDING COMMUNITY TOGETHER

We believe bringing communities together provides opportunities for support and connections for all.

ADVOCATE FOR CHANGE

We are dedicated to creating systemic change for women and people of color.

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