Last updated: April 25. 2014 12:13AM - 670 Views
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Many spring blooming wildflowers, such as this Blue-eyed Mary, may be found at the weekend wildflower hike.
Many spring blooming wildflowers, such as this Blue-eyed Mary, may be found at the weekend wildflower hike.
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CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK — Two free events will be held at Chief Logan State Park this weekend.

The 31st annual Sue Browning Wildflower Hike will be held April 26 , starting between 9:30 and 10 a.m.

Spring wildflower walks like this one are being planned for many of West Virginia’s state parks. Campgrounds are open and events and activities are increasing as summer approaches.

The event, which is sponsored by the Hemlock Hills Garden Club, Museum in the Park and WVDNR/Parks and Recreation, is free to attend and open to all people ages four and older.

A continental breakfast will be available at 9 a.m. for particiapants.

The Pennington Project, a local band, will also play a free concert at Chief Logan Lodge that night starting at 7 p.m. The show is open to the public to enjoy listening and dancing.

The Pennington Project is a three-to-six piece Charleston-based band that plays jazz, golden oldies rock, big band and contemporary music. The band includes a paino, bass guitar, lead guitar, saxophone, drums and vocals. The project was created for the sole purpose of bringing classic and creative music to listeners at an affordable rate.

“The variety appeals to all ages and the band provides great evening entertainment,” said Danny Taylor, Chief Logan Lodge general manager.

You can learn more about the band and listen to their music on their website, penningtonproject.com, or by looking them up on Myspace.

To pre-register for the wildflower hike, call Patsy Tilley at 304-583-2026.

For hikers and fans who wish to stay overnight, Chief Logan Lodge will be giving a discounted price to participants.

Overnight guests should ask for the Spring Wildflower lodging room rate, which is in effect through April 30 with rooms at $63.20 per night, double, queen or king size. The lodge features an indoor pool and hot tub, fitness room and comfortable lobbies for gatherings.

To learn more call 304-855-6100 or visit chiefloganlodge.com

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