What’s New in Berkeley Springs May 6-9, 2021

A week of showers has spring truly “busting out all over” in?Berkeley Springs this Mother’s Day weekend. The road and mountainsides are alive in a million shades of fresh green trimmed in a variety of colors from the creamy white of dogwood blossoms to the soft purple of lilacs. In town, the colors come from street pots and gardens areas as well.

First we will start with the unique entertainment this weekend.? The Star Theatre is hosting live music this Thursday night at 7pm with Derek Kretzer. You can buy tickets online. Friday night Master magician David Hagerman will perform his science-based magical wizardry at 7:30 pm via a virtual live streaming feed on Zoom.? Known as one of the world’s most secretive magicians, Hagerman has previously performed to full houses at the Ice House as part of the Morgan Arts Council’s (MAC) “Adopt-a-School” program.? Entertaining for both young and old, the show is a full-fledged science show that incorporates magical elements It’s free!

Saturday the Shimmy Mob will be belly dancing at noon in the Berkeley Springs State Park then 1pm in front of the courthouse.? This is a world wide event to bring awareness to domestic violence.? The Morgan County chapter has been participating for over 5 years raising money that stays in the county. Saturday 6-9pm stop in Berkeley Springs Brewing Company for a craft beer and live music.

The Star Theatre?features Godzilla vs Kong Fri and Sat at 8pm then Sun at 7 for moms everywhere who often feel this describes their lives. For a family outing Tom and Jerry are featured Sat at 5pm and Sun at 4pm. Mom will also love the idea of great popcorn that she doesn’t have to make.

All the restaurants are going all out to see that mom does not need to cook on her day — Sunday. Since this is the biggest dining out day of the year, we urge you to make reservations so as to not be disappointed. From noon to 6 on Sunday, The Country Inn?has a Mother’s Day Buffet in the beautiful Garden Room. Charlotte’s Café is open for breakfast 8-11 and from noon to 6 offers a limited menu including ribeye steak, smoked chicken and rainbow tortellini.? Coolfont Resort specials include pork tenderloin, surf and turf and Miss Harriet’s desserts. Other fine dining options include Tari’s Cafe, Lot 12 Public House, Ravenwood Pub, and Canary Grill. Check the dining menu for other choices both on Mother’s Day and all weekend long.

For those moms whose idea of the perfect Mother’s Day is a getaway filled with spas?and?shopping?—?Berkeley Springs is the ONLY place to be. A half dozen spas and health centers plus individual practitioners offer every type of massage or bodywork or beauty treatment imaginable from facials to pedicures with foot massage. She can get reflexologied, or acupunctured or wrapped and rubbed in every substance imaginable from sugar to mud. There are steams and saunas and baths in ye famed warm springs.

Fed, relaxed and looking for fun, moms should be encouraged to cruise the fabulous?shops of Berkeley Springs. There are lots of options to get mom that perfect gift. Inspired Chaos has all new bright and happy hats in stock from CC Beanie as well as positive vibe tees from Natural Life.? Berkeley Springs Memories has plenty that will catch your eye whether it’s Christmas items or Old Fashioned Candy or unique t-shirts or jewelry. Mineral Springs Trading Company has lots of gift ideas and reminds us that there is always gift certificates available at all the shops for mom to come back and choose for herself. No mom need leave?Berkeley Springs?without a treasure to support her memories.

For the outdoors Cacapon State Park has Art with Ari on Sat at 11am, join park volunteer and local artist to create an 11×14 canvas painting on native flowering trees and wild flowers that that bloom here. 2pm is a wildflower hike and Sunday 10am is a morning walk around the lake discovering a variety of wild flowers: bluets, columbine, golden ragwort. What better way to enjoy spring than on a trail ride at Good Luck Stables.

To stay for the weekend, peruse our?lodging list looking for what you want from on site spas to Victorian splendor to rustic charm with a fireplace to a comfortable country inn or fully equipped vacation home in the woods. Some places let mom bring the kids; others love pets. Check it all out to make the right choice for every mom and her entourage. We want to be the special place you take your mom — and the fun place she comes back to all the time.

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