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Morgantown Marathon

Conquer one of the most challenging courses, with more than 2,000 feet of elevation gain, at the 5th Annual Morgantown

Doddridge County Fair

The 43rd Annual 2019 Doddridge County Fair hosted at the beautiful Doddridge County Park along U.S. Route 50. Enjoy our

Magnificent Monarch Butterflies

Join us to learn about the Monarch butterfly life cycle, magnificent migration, habitat needs, and conservation opportunities for citizen scientists

Deckers Creek Trail Half Marathon

The Deckers Creek Trail Half-Marathon is a mostly downhill, two-surface course, which provides a challenging, yet enjoyable 13. miles for

Rock Painting Workshop

Learn about the rock-painting trend. Paint rocks to keep or to drop in your community, spread inspiration, and see where

Chocolate Lovers’ Day

A one-day chocolate extravaganza that invites the public to indulge themselves in an array of chocolate creations. For only $5

Spring Bird Walk

Join local birder LeJay Graffious on an early morning bird walk. We will be birding by eye and ear to

Young Birders Walk

It’s never too early to become a birder! This walk will introduce children of all ages and their parents to

Cabin Fever Craft Beer Festival

Cabin Fever Craft Beer Festival is North Central WV’s annual indoor winter event featuring brews from around the Mountain State. It takes place every February in Morgantown at Mylan Park. Cabin Fever exclusively offers only beer brewed in WV and is a great way to sample the best offerings from the newest small batch breweries from all over the state. The unique fest also hosts local food and merchant vendors with a distinct focus on Appalachian culture.

Clarksburg’s Uptown Holiday Jazz Stroll

Multiple venues around Clarksburg will offer some of the best Jazz artists on the East Coast. Three shows will be performed by each artist. For more info, please contact Eric Spelsberg at 304-517-9813 or visit their website at www.clarksburguptown.com/events.

Celebration of Lights

Local individuals, families and businesses have sponsored over 420 lighted holiday displays for your viewing enjoyment. These displays decorate the road around Morris Park located on Pleasant Valley Road in Fairmont. Many people and groups volunteer their time to help with the set up and daily operation of Celebration of Lights event. Each year, over 1,000 hours of volunteer time is dedicated to producing this event for the public. Please come enjoy the displays! The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of South Fairmont.

The Wizard of Oz: The Spectacular New National Tour

There truly is no place like home as the greatest family musical of all time, the wonderful The Wizard of Oz, twists its way to Morgantown! The entire family will be captivated as they travel down the Yellow Brick Road and beyond with Dorothy, Toto and their friends the Cowardly Lion, Tin Man and Scarecrow in this lavish production, featuring breathtaking special effects, dazzling choreography and classic songs. A spectacular celebration of the iconic 1939 MGM film, The Wizard of Oz will blow you away from the moment the tornado touches down and transports you to a dazzling Oz, complete with munchkins and flying monkeys. Don’t miss the chance to travel “Over the Rainbow” and experience this national treasure on stage.

Hops on the Mon

Take a beer adventure to remember at the 2018 Hops on the Mon Craft Beer and Food Festival! This is

West Virginia Symphony with Lee Greenwood

Grammy Award-winning, singer-songwriter Lee Greenwood is best known for his patriotic anthem “God Bless the USA.” Voted the most recognizable patriotic song in America, “God Bless the USA” has landed in the top 5 on the country singles charts three times (1993, 2001, 2003). Greenwood joins the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra in their performance of “Lee Greenwood: Salute to America,” featuring some of Greenwood’s most famous songs, including “God Bless the USA.” Founded in 1939, the WVSO performs more than 50 concerts annually. WVSO Musical Director Lawrence Loh is in his second season with the Symphony. Loh has an affinity for pops programming and currently leads annual pops programs with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, where he previously served as a resident conductor.

Marion County Dancing with the Stars

Join the United Way of Marion County and the ​Marion County Chamber of Commerce on October 13, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., for Marion County's Dancing with the Stars. The event will be held at the Falcon Center on the campus of Fairmont State University in ​Fairmont, West Virginia. Six couples compete in the dance competition to take home the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy!

Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: A Very Intimate Acoustic Evening

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo met each other in 1979 for the first time, in a small rehearsal room at SIR studios in New York City. The rest as they say, “is history.” Pat Benatar’s staggering vocal range and Neil Giraldo’s trailblazing artistry as a guitarist, producer, songwriter and arranger, together forge the undeniable chemistry and unprecedented sound that created some of rock’s most memorable hits, including “Love is a Battlefield,” “Heartbreaker,” “We Live for Love,” “We Belong,” and the signature, “Promises in The Dark.” Together they have sold over 30 million albums worldwide and won an unprecedented four consecutive Grammy awards. Their rock and roll love affair has endured for more than three and a half decades. Theirs is a chemistry that will undoubtedly be thrilling music fans forever.

C & D Bunner Family Spooky Yard Haunt

We are truly a Family Yard Haunt. We have 32 different themed rooms/areas, plus a maze to walk through. Kids Day: October 6 from 1pm - 5pm and October 21 from 1pm - 3pm. All Ages welcome. The kids may wear their costumes these days. We ask that no face masks be worn or anything else on their face please! We will have a face painter available free of charge. The kids get to walk through the Haunt and collect candy and treats. There are no tricks. We will have treat bags to give to the kids this day. The first 50 kids in Saturday and Sunday will receive a T-shirt. Fright Night: October 13 and 27 from 7:30pm - 11:00pm. Please remember this is for ages 12 and up ONLY. These two nights are much darker. All ages welcome, but could be scary for young children; Admission Free; Donations Welcome. Please park at Mt. Nebo Church and walk up or park along side the road were the rope lights are located. We are not handicap accessible.

34th Annual Salem Apple Butter Festival

The Salem Apple Butter Festival provides live demonstrations of old fashion apple butter making. You will see the process done

28th Anniversary WV Black Heritage Festival

This wonderful street festival is a celebration of black heritage that takes place during the annual remembrance of the Emancipation Proclamation. Great food, games, entertainment and cultural events. For more information, please call 304-641-9963 or visit their website at www.wvbhf.com.

40th Annual WV Italian Heritage Festival

Fantastic foods, special children's area, grand parade, cultural events and queen's pageant. Three stages of on-going entertainment - all FREE of charge to the public! For more information, please call 304-622-7314 or visit their website at www.wvihf.com.

Good Earth Art for Kids

Calling all nature-loving artists and crafters! Join us to celebrate and honor the Earth by creating with natural materials discovered at summer’s end. Led by WVBG Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter, we’ll enjoy the playful process of creating, learning more about other environmental artists, and take home a uniquely personal creation to display at home. Workshop most appropriate for children ages 8 and older. $15 for WVBG Members; $25 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted.

Irish Road Bowling – Doddridge County Fair

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! Doddridge County Park - www.doddridgecountyfair.com Bowling begins Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Contact Road Master Eric Bee at 304-299-2104 for more information.

30th Annual WVIHF National Pasta Cookoff

This Pre-WV Italian Festival Event is open to amateur and professional cooks. Entertainment, hot pepper eating contest, and other activities during the day. For more information, please call 304-622-7314 or visit their website at www.wvihf.com.

Irish Road Bowling – Barbour County Fair

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! History of the area: First land battle of the Civil War, largest covered bridge in WV, Point Pleasant Road starts high on the ridge-top, great views, then a long downhill curve to the fairgrounds. Bowling begins Saturday at 1:30 p.m.

Writing & Walking in Nature

Join Shannon Sankey, M.F.A. to discover the power of nature writing to connect you to your environment, your community, and yourself. Learn how to keep a field journal, how to practice the art of walking mindfully, and how to write about nature with rich sensory description while walking to and writing at various sites in the Botanic Garden. Ages 12 and up. Free for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Entire session, $62 for WVBG members; $80 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

WV Tattoo Expo

With on-site tattooing and piercing from over 160 artists, multitudes of vendors, contests, a Miss Tattooed West Virginia pageant and more, this will be the premier tattoo event in the state. The expo is open to the public, and kids under 12 are free with a paying adult.

Forest Pathogens

What are forest pathogens, how do they spread, and what impact do they have on forest health? Join Dr. Matt Kassen, WVU Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, for an in-depth discussion followed by a walk to observe an example on-site at the WVBG. Offered in conjunction with the Monongahela Master Naturalists. Most appropriate for adults. Free. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Entire session, $62 for WVBG members; $80 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

13th Annual Jesus Fest

Faith based street festival with food, free movies, music, speakers, entertainment, and children's activities. For more information, please call 304-838-9966 or visit their website at www.jesusfestwv.org.

Nature in Summer

Summer is a time of growth in nature and blooms in the garden! Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone to learn about what is happening in nature and at the Garden during the summer. The program will include a slide presentation followed by a walk. All ages. Free for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Friday Family Walk

Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone on the first Friday of each month for a short nature-themed story followed by a walk around the Garden concluding with a simple craft. This easy, casual walk is a great way for children and their caretakers to get outside and enjoy nature and the company of others. The trail will accommodate “off road” strollers. All ages. Free for WVBG members; $10 per family suggested donation for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Entire session, $62 for WVBG members; $80 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Entire session, $62 for WVBG members; $80 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

22nd Annual West Virginia Blackberry Festival

This great 3-day food festival has lots of wonderful blackberry dishes and other foods, arts & crafts, 5K run, fireworks, games and loads of free entertainment! Ample parking available. For more information, please call 304-622-3206 or visit their website at www.wvblackberry.com.

Paper Flower Making

Let’s make paper flowers! Join WVU graduate student Alice Morgan to learn how to craft your own beautiful floral bouquets from cardstock. Make roses, daisies and more. Guaranteed not to wilt. Ages 14 and up. $15 for WVBG members; $25 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Insect Walk

Join Sue Olcott, West Virginia Division of Natural Resources wildlife diversity biologist, as we go in search of winged wonders. Learn to identify butterflies at the butterfly garden and watch for other jewels of the sky as we walk the reservoir trail. This walk is dependent upon warm dry weather. All ages. Free for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Tour the George Bird Evans Historic Home

The Old Hemlock Foundation will open the historic home of George Bird Evans and his wife, Kay Evans, to public tours. The 1782 deeded property is on the National Register of Historic Places. The log home was built in circa 1815. The tours will tell about lives of George and Kay. This tale of love of mountains, art, music, fine writing and English Setters will share George as an artist, author of mysteries and upland hunting, and breeder of the Old Hemlock Line of English Setters. There are approximately five miles of trails Old Hemlock. Visitors are welcome to use them just by dropping an email to [email protected] so we know you are on the property. We have two public tours per year. All other visits are by appointment.

Arthritis and Gardening

Join Doug Cumpston, Assistive Technology Specialist with WV AgrAbility & WV Assistive Technology Systems to learn how arthritis can impact your ability to carry out gardening activities and what can be done to minimize its effect while gardening. The program will focus on techniques and tools that will help others overcome the limitations that arthritis can impose on the gardener. Most appropriate for adults. Free for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Entire session, $62 for WVBG members; $80 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Succulent Container Workshop

Create a one-of-a-kind succulent dish garden at Modern Homestead using a wide selection of plant materials. The workshop provides expert instruction and special potting soil mix. Containers and accents are available for purchase.

New Orleans Cozy Dinner

Join us for our monthly dinner based upon Trellis's family recipes from New Orleans. Each menu is thoughtfully planned with consideration of local seasonal ingredients. Limited seating. Starters Wedge Salad Romaine, Croutons, pecorino Romano and Garlic-Anchovy Dressing Country Gumbo (+$5) served with Rice Petit Crab Cakes (+$7) Pair served with Creole Meunière Sauce Entree CAJUN BLACKEN CHICKEN Breast dusted with Creole Seasonings served with Popcorn Rice and Farm Vegetables Vegetarian Entree: Basil Pesto with Wild Mushrooms Dessert Classic Bread Pudding topped with Rum Sauce $40.00 per person. $15 kids under 12. Vegetarian option available upon request. To make a reservation, call 304-864-4333 or OpenTable.com

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructor Heidi Sherwin to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class for WVBG members; $15 for non-members. Entire session, $62 for WVBG members; $80 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Kids Container Gardening: Growing Organic

Join us for an exciting program featuring local author and Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia’s Director Katie Fallon reading her new children’s book "Look, See the Farm"!, followed by a container gardening workshop with WVBG Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter. Katie and Stacy will teach kids about the different types of organisms and wildlife that thrive in organic gardens and farms, and children may discover these lessons firsthand in their take-home organic container gardens. Workshop most appropriate for children ages 3 and older. $25/container garden for WVBG members; $35 for non-members. Katie’s book will also be available for purchase. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

4th of July Old Fashioned Day in the Park

All day activities including antique tractor and car displays, crafts & vendors, children's games, flea market, live entertainment, food & much, much more

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra at the Clarksburg Amphitheater

Celebrate Independence Day with a riveting performance from the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, followed immediately by a fireworks show! This event is FREE and will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, please contact the City Parks of Clarksburg at 304-624-1655.

Sagebrush Round-up

The new Sagebrush Roundup consists of weekly Saturday night concerts from 6pm - 10:30pm.

2018 Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant

The 2018 Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant is a three night competition which culminates in the crowing of Miss West Virginia and Miss West Virginia’s Outstanding Teen. To be held in the historic Metropolitan Theater in downtown Morgantown, the event will feature the most beautiful and talented young women from across the Mountain State. Join us for the preliminary competition June 28 and 29 and final competition on June 30. Developed by the Miss America Organization, the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Organization exists to provide personal and professional opportunities for young women and to promote their voices in culture, politics and the community. The program provides a forum for today's young women to express their viewpoints, talents and accomplishments to audiences during the telecast and to the public-at-large during the ensuing year. Almost all contestants have either received, or are in the process of earning, college or postgraduate degrees and utilize Miss America scholarship grants to further their educations.

Forest Bathing Walk

Join yoga teacher and health psychologist Lisa Hynes for a gentle group walk and meditation event at the Garden. Forest bathing is a Japanese practice which has become an influential strategy for maintaining or building wellbeing since the 1980's. A growing evidence base of international research suggests Forest Bathing is an effective approach to stress management. Combining gentle walking, mindfulness meditation practices, insights into the natural treasures of the gardens, and group discussion, we will unwind and refresh together, and see the forest like you've never seen it before. All ages. Free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Programs will last approximately 1.5-2 hours unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

9th Annual Hilly Billy Roubaix

Come out to the Hilly Billy Roubaix. It is a 74-mile bicycle race through the back roads and hills of West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

David Allen Pretzel Memorial Rodeo

General Concessions, Food Vendors & Tack Vendor available on site. Camping on site and stall rentals available for a fee, first come first serve. Friday the gates open for trailers & campers at 3pm–Fun show begins at 6pm and a bon fire, DJ & hot dogs at 8:30pm. Saturday is the cattle penning jackpot starting at 10am–One on one penning jackpot at 12pm—Mutton bustin 1st round at 1pm (limit 1 ride per child)–Country roads barrels & poles at 3pm–Live music by Steve Smith Band after Barrels. On Sunday is Cowboy church at 9am; two (2) man sorting jackpot at 11am and Country roads barrels & poles at 2pm. For additional information and to register, call Joni at 304-288-1992.

Goat Gallop 5K Walk/Run

Enjoy historic Arthurdale dotted with 1930’s New Deal homes and run with the friendly goats! Visit an original homestead, pet the goats, and join us in celebrating homestead life. Strollers and wheelchairs are welcome. All ages welcome with parental permission. All paces welcome in the 5K, there will be an untimed 1-mile Kid’s Race that will start a few minutes after the 5K. Join us after the race for other family fun activities including playing with the goats, games for kids, and much more. Healthy snacks and refreshments to recharge your body will be provided. Visit the race website-goatgallop5k.wordpress.com for more information. Register online at https://runsignup.com/Race/WV/Arthurdale/goatgallop5k or stop by the office to register in person. Pre-registration is now open!

22nd Annual Greater Clarksburg 10K Race

The 10K starts at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Clarksburg, followed by the 2 mile race and the Kids K. For more information, please call 304-627-1107 or visit their website at www.greaterclarksburg10k.org.

17th Annual Greek Food Festival

Greek food, music, dancing, cultural items, books and souvenirs. For more information, please call 304-624-5331 or visit their website at www.StSpyridon.WV.GoArch.org.

Peter and the Starcatcher

As a young orphan and his friends are sent to an island, they meet a starcatcher in training. The group must protect a trunk full of precious cargo from falling into the wrong hands. From pirates and jungle tyrants to unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher explores the depths of greed, despair, friendship, duty and love. A play by Rick Elice. Based on a novel by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson. Music by Wayne Barker. Directed by Lee Blair June 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 @ 7:30 pm June 3, 10 @ 2:00 pm

Young Birders Walk

It's never too early to become a birder! This walk will introduce children of all ages and their parents to the wonder and joy of birds and bird watching. Bring binoculars and a bird guide if you have them. This walk is offered in conjunction with the West Virginia Young Birders Club and will be led by Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia’s Director, Katie Fallon. Appropriate for all ages. Free. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Reconnecting with Nature for Youth and Parents

Amid busy lives we can often lose our connections to nature, yet a mindful walk in the woods can often restore these bonds with nature, and with each other. Join WVBG Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter, in a walk to focus on the interconnections found in the natural ecosystems of WVBG, with optional discussion points to reaffirm our personal connections as well. This easy to moderate walk is most appropriate for youth ages 6 and up; parent, grandparent, or guardian must accompany. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are FREE of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Microscope Exploration

With WVU Core Arboretum Director Zach Fowler, learn about different types of microscopes and explore nature and our surroundings. A stereomicroscope can magnify nearly anything by up to about 40x, and a high power microscope can magnify slide-mounted specimens by up to 1000x. These microscopes allow us to make fascinating discoveries just beyond the limits of our unaided visual resolution. Microscopes will also be connected to a projector so everyone can see images on the big screen. Appropriate for all ages. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. $5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Unexpected Invasives

A look at why some plants are invasive, what is the result of their invading, and what can be done. Join George W. Longenecker, Professor Emeritus, Landscape Architecture, WVU for a presentation on the identification and ecology of invasive plants in our region. A short walk will follow. Most appropriate for adults. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. $5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Planting Containers

Join Executive Director Bill Mills as he plants the many varied containers of the Welcome Center. Hanging baskets, haymows and pots both large and small will be featured. The basics of container gardening will be emphasized, from plant varieties to soil and fertilizer. Most appropriate for adults. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. $20 for WVBG members, $30 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Bridgeport Farmers Market, First Regular Season Market

Shop local farmers, producers and artisans. Brunch served daily. Local musicians every week. Every Sunday, May thru October 14, 10am - 2pm at Charles Pointe. Exit 124 off I-79.

A Garden Tour with an Eye for Design

Walk the grounds of the Botanic Garden with Executive Director Bill Mills and look at the many individual garden spaces. There will be a discussion of the plants that have been used in each as well as an evaluation of the concepts of successful garden design. Consider bringing a camera or phone to document thoughts and inspirations. Most appropriate for adults. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. $20 for WVBG members, $30 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Morning Yoga in the Garden

Join yoga instructors Heidi Sherwin (Fridays) and Sally Tolka (Mondays) to connect with nature, rejuvenate energy, and experience relaxation through yoga. The beauty and serenity of the garden setting provides the perfect environment to stretch, strengthen, center, breathe, and relax. All skill levels are welcome. Bring a yoga mat, water, sunscreen, sunglasses, and small hand towel. $12/class for WVBG members; $15 for non-members.

Terrarium Garden Workshop

What is a terrarium garden, how can you design your own, and what kind of maintenance will it need? Come find out during this hands-on workshop with Master Gardener Kelly Barnard. History, types, and maintenance of terrariums will be discussed followed by making your own to take home. Half gallon glass terrarium and all other materials included. Most appropriate for ages 12 and up. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. $45 for WVBG members, $55 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

PADLZ Canoe & Kayak Rentals-Opening Weekend

Opening weekend 2018! Come join the fun out on the water! All ages and skill levels welcome! We at Padlz Canoe & Kayak Rentals pride ourselves in customer service providing fast, courteous and inexpensive rental services. We are a family-owned, family (and dog) friendly place! We offer sit on top kayak and canoe rentals on the Bruceton Mills Lake – the body of water located above the dam. All skill levels and ages welcome on this flat water, scenic, fishing section of the Big Sandy River.

Mellow Day in May + WGE (Women’s Global Event)

PDGA C-Tier + Woman's Global Event (WGE) Fairmont, WV May 12th, 2018 $100 Added Cash! Entry Fee's: Pro Men/Pro Women $70 All Other Pro's $50 Advanced $45 Intermediate $35 Recreational $30 Novice $30 All Juniors $25 All Woman (and Junior) competitors exempt from $10 PDGA Non-member fee https://www.pdga.com/women/global-event Women from all around the world will play 2 rounds at participating events which will be rated by the PDGA. These ratings will be averaged to determine player's "Global Score" and used to determine the winner in each division and earn a memorable trophy. Format: Round 1 Women, Juniors, Intermediate, Rec/Novice play SBM Short Tees to Red Baskets Pro/Advanced play SBM Long Tees to Red Baskets Lunch Break Round 2 Women, Juniors Intermediate, Rec/Novice play SBM Short Tees to Red Baskets Pro/Advanced play Orange Crush Long Tees to Red Baskets Note: If you register for the WGE day-of, you will miss out on special prize packages leading up to May 12 through Facebook Contests and Sponsored Sweepstakes Giveaways. The Virtual Player’s Pack will still be available to players registering on May 12 with the link provided by the local WGE Tournament Director. Amateur Player Pack includes $15 gift certificate to our Disc Golf Store. Pre-register and we will increase your gift certificate to $20!!! Minimum 3 Player's to form a division excluding Women and Juniors. Please Support Our Sponsors - Innova Disc Golf, City of Fairmont, Marion County CVB, MCPARC, Summit Brokerage Services and the Fairmont Flyers DGC!

On Golden Pond

The classic American comedy/drama that’s every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as when it debuted on Broadway in 1979. Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer spend every summer at their home on Golden Pond. This year, their adult daughter visits, bringing along her 12-year-old son. The turbulent relationship between father and daughter, the generation gap between young and old, and the difficulties facing a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage, all combine in a play that gives us unique insight into the modern American family. Dates and Times: May 11,12,17,18,19 at 8:00 pm; May 20 at 2:00 pm.

Herbal First Aid Workshop

Please join Jen-Osha Buysse and Hannah Spencer with the non-profit The Mountain Stewardship and Outdoor Leadership (SOL) School for an introductory workshop on medicinal herbs. We will focus on some basic components in our herbal first aid kits, including tinctures, salves, and dried plants. Mountain SOL students will join in teaching the class, sharing stories of using their first aid kits in real life scenarios. We will also review simple herbal preparations to add to your kits. Each participant will bring home supplies for their own herbal first aid kit. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. $20 for WVBG members, $30 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Kids’ Container Garden: Awesome Blossoms for Mom

Join us to decorate a cheerful garden pot filled with spring flowers for Mom, Grandma, Aunt, or a special friend in honor of Mother’s Day. Participants will also learn about West Virginia’s Anna Jarvis, who organized the first Mother’s Day service, and make a heartfelt card to include with their gift. Led by WVBG Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter, this workshop is most appropriate for children ages 4 and older. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. $10 for members; $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Irish Road Bowling – Coopers Rock State Forest

Irish Road Bowling consists of a ball made of iron and steel that is heavy enough to pick up speed, yet small enough for any person to handle. Besides the basic rules and terms, all you do is hurl this 28 oz. sized "bowl" with an underhand motion over a 1 to 2 mile country road and see how far it goes! Scored like golf, the fewest number of shots from the start to the finish line wins. Irish Road Bowling is similar to fast pitch softball, except with a running start. It's also like bowling if you had enough room to run 10 or 15 yards. Irish Road Bowling is ideal for young athletes or seniors who are looking to enjoy a scenic walk on a country road, combined with an ancient and exciting, but not overly strenuous, sport! Located near Cheat Lake, Lakeview Golf Resort and with an overlook into Cheat River Gorge, this 12,713 acre forest with cliffs and 11 rustic picnic shelters is ideal for Irish Road Bowling. Bowling begins at 1:00 p.m. See www.coopersrockstateforest.com. Contact Coopers Rock at 304-594-9024 for the WVIRBA.

Friday Family Walk

Join WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone on the first Friday of each month for a short story followed by a walk around the Garden concluding with a simple craft. This easy, casual walk is a great way for children and their caretakers to get outside and enjoy nature and the company of others. The trail will accommodate “off road” strollers. All ages. Free. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Wetland/Amphibian Walk

West Virginia University Professor Jim Anderson will lead us to and acquaint us with the frogs, toads, and other amphibians found in a variety of wetland habitats. Be prepared to get your shoes muddy. Appropriate for all ages. Free. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Useful Soil Science for Busy People

WVU Division of Plant and Soil Sciences Professor Louis McDonald will present an overview of the basic properties and functions of soils focusing on garden plant production. Program will include soil test report interpretation and appropriate amendment strategies. Most appropriate for adults. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. $5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

MISS TEEN WV INTERNATIONAL®

The 2018 Miss Teen WV International ® Competition will be held at the WV National Guard Readiness Center, which is conveniently located 1.8 miles from our host hotel, the Holiday Inn Express. ​ Opening Number, Fitness Wear, Fun Fashion, Evening Wear, and Crowning Ceremony will take place in the Army Band Auditorium of the WVNG Readiness Center, with dressing rooms located across the hallway. Personal Interview and photogenic judging will take place in our host hotel on Friday afternoon. ARE YOU THE NEXT MISS TEEN WV INTERNATIONAL®? Coming to Morgantown, WV April 28th, 2018. Now accepting applications for contestant between the ages of 13 & 18. Payment plans & discounts available! Actively looking for sponsors, partners, and advertisers! Judges & volunteers are in high demand! Please visit our website, www.teenwvintl.com, for full details and applications. Follow us on all social media @teenwvintl

Young Birders Walk

It's never too early to become a birder! This walk will introduce children of all ages and their parents to the wonder and joy of birds and bird watching. Bring binoculars and a bird guide if you have them. This walk is offered in conjunction with the West Virginia Young Birders Club and will be led by Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia’s Director, Katie Fallon. Appropriate for all ages. Free. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Kids’ Container Gardening: Pizza in a Bucket!

Join nature enthusiasts and educators, Bethany and Vada Boback for a "Gardening with Kids" workshop. Join us on Earth Day to learn how to plant, care for, and eat what you grow. Workshop includes a "Make and Take" sustainable growing project. Open to children ages 4-14 with an accompanying adult. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. $20 for WVBG members; $30 for non-members (price is per project). Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Earth Day Walk

On the day before Earth Day, join Executive Director Bill Mills for a hike to some of his favorite places in the Garden. Starting at the Welcome Center, we will be crossing the board walk, and into the Rhododendron and Hemlock forest, ending with the Reservoir Loop. Water flow permitting, we may be crossing Tibbs Run. Walking sticks and appropriate footwear should be considered. Appropriate for all ages. Free. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Put That Spring Back into Your Step

Come join Certified Health Coach, MaryAnn Post as we talk about developing your own "moving plan". This interactive workshop discusses the 3 components of fitness to include each week, nutrient rich snacks to sample, a walk in the garden and Q & A with a local personal trainer. Most appropriate for adults. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. $30 for WVBG members, $45 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

WVBG Boundary Walk

Master Naturalist Ellen Hrabovsky will lead a hike through WVBG’s Hemlock and Old Growth Deciduous Forests, along our northeastern boundary line and discuss trees, wildflowers, and anything else that sparks interest. The walk will cover approximately 2.4 miles, requires stamina and closed toe shoes. Most appropriate for ages 8 and above. Free. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

“Northern Lights”

The West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra performs side-by-side with the WVSO for Brahms’ “Academic Overture”  and the WVSO performs “Symphony No. 5” by Sibelius. Erik Ralske, principal horn of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra will be featured on Strauss’s “Horn Concerto No. 2”

The Lion King Jr.

Disney’s the Lion King has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world and now, for the first time ever, you have the opportunity to see MTC Perform this one of a kind musical. The African Savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle…and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. April 13, 14 @ 7:00 pm; April 14, 15 @ 2:00 pm.

Millennium Quilters 2018 Quilt Show

Millennium Quilters will be hosting the 2018 Quilt Show at the Village Square Conference Center. The show will feature 150+ quilts, vendors, Bits and Pieces Boutique, quilt raffle, fat quarter basket raffle, and the Millennium Village. Have your "Passport" stamped by each vendor to be entered in prize drawings. Please visit our website for entry forms or online registration, vendor information, and program ad information. We will again award monetary prizes for 1st Place ($100), 2nd Place ($50), and 3rd Place ($25) in all categories. Admission: $6; children 12 and under admitted free. Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Friday April 13; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday April 14.

Superheroes & Supervillains

This season the M. T. Pockets Theatre Youth Theatre Program will be exploring character development and the elements of story building with Superheroes and Supervillains – Write Your Own Adventure. The kids will be creating original characters and building stories for the characters to live through. The program will run over 12 weeks with the kids meeting 2 or 3 times a week to work through character choices and write their tales. The final product should be a zany and imaginative collection of comic style stories certain to make you laugh. April 12-14 @ 7 PM Sunday, April 15 @ 2 PM Directed by Nicole Davis A family-friendly production.

The Layers of a Garden

Arm chair travel with Bill Mills, WVBG Executive Director, to the many gardens he has designed or traveled to. Discussion will focus on the seasonal sequence of these gardens and the many layers of flowers and foliage that make for a rich garden palette. Participants will learn about individual plants and their use in garden design as well as basic garden design concepts. Most appropriate for adults. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. $20 for WVBG members, $30 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Last Winter Market of the Season, Bridgeport Farmers Market

Shop local farmers, producers and artisans. Brunch served daily. Local musicians every week. The last Winter Market will be held April 8th inside Bridgeport Conference Center, 11am - 2pm. Exit 124 off I-79.

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella”

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love – the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more – plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rogers and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream… or a really great pair of shoes.

Spring STEAM Camp – Session 2: Grades 3-5

It’s spring break at the Garden! Join us for hands-on learning and inquiry-based investigations that incorporate science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Campers will build, create, collaborate, solve, and enjoy outdoor exploration at this spectacular time of year. Camps led by WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone and WVBG Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter. See WVBG website camp page for more information and to register. $35 for WVBG members, $45 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Spring STEAM Camp – Session 1: Grades K-2

It’s spring break at the Garden! Join us for hands-on learning and inquiry-based investigations that incorporate science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Campers will build, create, collaborate, solve, and enjoy outdoor exploration at this spectacular time of year. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Camps are led by WVBG Education Director Erin Smaldone and WVBG Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter. See WVBG website camp page for more information and to register. $35 for WVBG members, $45 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Amazing Eggs

How much do you know about birds’ eggs? Some birds lay eggs the size of jellybeans, and some lay eggs the size of softballs. Eggshells can be a variety of colors. This presentation, featuring a live bird of prey from the Avian Conservation Center of Appalachia and a take home craft, will discuss some of the amazing things about eggs. Appropriate for all ages. $5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Protecting Pollinators

Local Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Annette Tanner will share information about bees and other local pollinators and discuss factors that are leading to their decline. Why should we care and what can we do to help? Most appropriate for adults. $5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Space is limited, register today! Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Wycliffe Gordon & His International All Stars

Highly acclaimed trombonist Wycliffe Gordon can scat, multi-note, slide and plunge just like he stepped out of the 1930s. A son of the classical jazz era, he is best known for his work with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Wynton Marsalis. Gordon’s arrangements and compositions range in style from Louis Armstrong to hip-hop laced with Deep South jazz roots soul. His high-energy, traditional hard-swinging style captivates audiences whether he’s performing before dignitaries and heads-of-state or elementary school children. He has 50 recording (23 as co-leader) to his credit, as well as 14 citations as the world’s finest trombone player. One of America’s foremost music educators, he is currently on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music.

Kids’ Container Gardening: Little Sprouts

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us by creating a “wee ones” garden for leprechauns, fairies, elves, and the like. After planting we’ll journey to WVBG’s Fairy Garden area, where we’ll gather natural materials for decorating our container gardens and discover if those sneaky forest leprechauns have been up to any tricks! Led by WVBG Educator Stacy Clovis-Woofter, for children ages 3 and older with accompanying adult. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs and are free of charge unless otherwise noted. Donations are appreciated and can be made online, or at the kiosk by the lower lot. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities. Please pre-register for ALL activities 48 hours in advance at www.wvbg.org. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Park in the lower parking area. $20 for WVBG members, $30 for non-members (price is per project). Space is limited, register today!

Foreigner

Their unmistakable music…their unforgettable hits…Foreigner is back! “I Want to Know What Love Is,” “Juke Box Hero,” “Hot Blooded,” Cold as Ice,” “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” “Feels Like the First Time” and more. Their music changed the rock’n’roll landscape forever. Now you can see this legendary band and their electrifying brand of blustery blues and impeccably crafted pop in the intimacy of the WVU Creative Arts Center Lyell B. Clay Theatre.

THE LAST FIVE YEARS by Jason Robert Brown

THE LAST FIVE YEARS is directed by Tyler Kovar with musical direction of Joshua Stubbs. Starring Sarah Nale and Dustin Jones. The story — which is entirely expressed in song — explores a five-year relationship between Jamie Wellerstein, a rising novelist, and Catherine Hiatt, a struggling actress. The show uses a form of storytelling in which Cathy’s story is told in reverse chronological order (beginning the show at the end of the marriage), and Jamie’s is told in chronological order (starting just after the couple have first met). The characters do not directly interact except for a wedding song in the middle as their timelines intersect. When: March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 7:30 p.m. March 4 and 11 at 2:00 p.m. $12 per seat payable at the door. We do not sell advance tickets, but we will reserve your seats — please email [email protected], include your name, date you will attend, number in your party, and an email or phone number so we can confirm.

Adam Trent-The Next Generation of Magic

“Seeing is dis-believing,” raves The New York Times, Direct from Broadway, Adam Trent, the breakout star of The Illusionists, brings his signature brand of magic and illusion to this 90-minute spectacle. Produced by the same creative team behind The Illusionists brand, Adam Trent’s production is an immersive entertainment extravaganza of magic, comedy and music perfect for the entire family. Don’t miss the next generation of magic!

Winter Indoor Gardening

The joy of gardening doesn’t need to end just because it’s cold outside. Master Gardeners Bill and Emilie Johnson will share ideas, tips, and tricks for successful indoor gardens as well as provide examples and inspiration. $5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Register online at www.wvbg.org.

Starting from Seed

Growing plants from seed can be very rewarding. Many do well directly sown into ones garden or started in a nursery row to be transplanted as they grow in size. Others need to be started indoors in order to be ready for the growing season. The class, led by WVBG Executive Director, Bill Mills, will discuss the many techniques of what can be a very rewarding experience. $5 for WVBG members, $15 for non-members. Register online at www.wvbg.org.

Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles

Rain – A Tribute to the Beatles celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band!” For the first time ever, RAIN will bring the historic album to life in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular in addition to all your early favorites! This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. Experience the world’s most iconic band and come celebrate 50 years of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” with RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles

Valentine’s Date Night

Bring your significant other in for a creative evening at the WOW! Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres on us while choosing from one of our many project options: paint pottery, design mosaics, glass fuse or clay hand build! Pay only for the project of your choice, no other sitting fee or extra charge incurred. Reservations required. Check out our website for details and registration. Call the studio at 304-599-2969 to register.

The Heart of the Matter

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in United States. By making adjustments in our diet and lifestyle we can reduce this statistic. In this class led by Certified Health Coach MarryAnn Post, we'll cover 10 heart health tips, enjoy heart friendly snacks, go for a walk at the Garden, and look at the importance of the "mind-body connection" in regard to your heart health. $30 for WVBG members, $45 for non-members. Register online at www.wvbg.org.