The City of Wheeling will kick off its free summer entertainment beginning this week with the first Waterfront Wednesday concert of the year. The Trainjumpers are slated to take to the Heritage Port stage at 7 p.m. The band will perform a variety of country tunes.
At 9:30 p.m., Friday, at Warwood’s Garden Park, Free Movie Night will feature "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers. Prior to the movie screening, Wheeling’s Department of Parks & Recreation will host a free evening swim from 6-9 p.m. at the Warwood Pool. There will be craft activities, free popcorn and concessions will be available for purchase.
"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" is based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Rogers and journalist Lloyd Vogel. Vogel is tasked with creating a profile of Rogers, the creator and star of the successful children's program Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. He dutifully goes to the studio where his subject is filming his show, and soon enough, he is sitting down with him, asking him probing questions. However, Fred seems to have a different plan in mind. The interviewee suddenly becomes the interviewer, and he starts to help the writer sent for him in unexpected ways.
Also on Wednesday, the City of Wheeling, in partnership with Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration, Wheelhouse Creative and Blame My Roots will host a lunchtime event to distribute the 2022 Summer Event Guides. The public is invited to stop by WesBanco Arena from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., to pick up a guide, have a few Budget Saver twin-pops and listen to country hits by Gage Joseph. The Salvation Army will also be selling pepperoni rolls as part of their Hope Rolls On fundraiser.
To view the full summer schedule of the City-sponsored events that not only includes Waterfront Wednesdays and Movie Nights, but also Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays and Toe Tappin’ Tuesdays, Too, visit www.wheelingwv.gov/summerevents. The schedules for First Fridays at Centre Market and Third Fridays at the Plaza on Market are also listed.
Please note that all programs are subject to change without notice. In case of inclement weather, concerts and/or movies may be rescheduled or cancelled. Visit the City’s website listed above or the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WheelingWV for updates.