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Annual Blue & Gray Reunion

Weekend events commemorating the First Land Battle of the Civil War fought in Philippi, VA June 3, 1861...reenactments, skirmishes, Confederate and Union camps, crafters and food vendors, Grand Parade, horse and buggy parade, Kids' Day/Walking History, tours of historic Barbour County Courthouse, 5K race, kayak and SUP races, live entertainment, Community Choir Concert, Civil War Ball, Chili CookOff, quilt show, and ladies' tea.

“Silly Soup” by Carol Korty

Silly Soup is a collection a short, classic situational and slapstick style comedy plays geared toward young actors and building characters and developing comedic timing. ​Audiences are certain to laugh till they snort! Directed by Nicole Davis. Starring Callie Beers, Drexal Cole, Finnegan Cole, Celia Douglas, Melanie Drake, Amelie Jacks, Paige Hetrick, Paisley Hetrick, Michael Hovatter, Zachary Hughes, Julia Mertz, Cordelia Metzger, Sophia Metzger, Gabriel Munro, Jonah Oliverio, August Owen, Ireland Williams, Jamie Wood with Ruby June Davis on tech crew. March 9, 10, 11 @ 7 PM Sunday, March 12 @ 2 PM Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 Senior/Military; $10 Students; $7 Children

Country Music @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a weekly country music show and houses the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. Open Stage 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (If you would like to perform on the open stage, please sign up with the MC). Come early and try a home cooked dinner from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Round-Up Band Joe Hall & Country on Tap The Sagebrush Round-Up is located on Bunner Ridge near Fairmont WV – just six miles east of I-79.

Country Music @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a weekly country music show and houses the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. Open Stage 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (If you would like to perform on the open stage, please sign up with the MC). Come early and try a home cooked dinner – 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Round-Up Band Old Habits Whiskey River The Sagebrush Round-Up is located on Bunner Ridge near Fairmont WV – just six miles east of I-79.

Country Music @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a weekly country music show and houses the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. Open Stage 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (If you would like to perform on the open stage, please sign up with the MC). Come early and try a home cooked dinner from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Round-Up Band Stevie Lynn Touch of Country The Sagebrush Round-Up is located on Bunner Ridge near Fairmont WV – just six miles east of I-79.

Country Music @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a weekly country music show and houses the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. Open Stage 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (If you would like to perform on the open stage, please sign up with the MC). Come early and try a home cooked dinner from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Round-Up Band Russ Buchanan Tane’ Lynne & The Total Package The Sagebrush Round-Up is located on Bunner Ridge near Fairmont WV – just six miles east of I-79.

Ayreheart @ St. Peter the Fisherman Church

Performing with two lutes, vocals, colascione and percussion, the quartet Ayreheart continues our presentation of early music. Ayreheart was founded by GRAMMY nominated lutenist and composer Ronn McFarlane and plays the music of Renaissance composers John Dowland, William Byrd, and John Johnson as well as old ballad tunes from England, Scotland and Wales. The Washington Times said “…some of the most ravishing lute playing to be heard anywhere”.

Country Music @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a weekly country music show and houses the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. Open Stage 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (If you would like to perform on the open stage, please sign up with the MC). Come early and try a home cooked dinner from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. The Round-Up Band Larry Reed Jay Cathell & The Strangers The Sagebrush Round-Up is located on Bunner Ridge near Fairmont WV – just six miles east of I-79 This is a tobacco and alcohol free facility

Container Gardening for Kids: Pizza in a Bucket!

Join nature enthusiasts and educators, Bethany and Vada Boback for a "Gardening with Kids" workshop and 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. $15 for WVBG members; $20 for non-members. Register online at www.wvbg.org. * Registration is required for workshops at least one week prior to the workshop. All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Rd., Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted. Walks and presentations will last 1.5-2hrs. Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities. Contact us at 304-322-2093 or info@wvbg.org if you have any questions.

Blacksmith Demos – Pricketts Fort

Come out and watch some of the best blacksmiths in North Central West Virginia apply their skills. There will be demonstrations throughout the day on many aspects of traditional and modern blacksmithing.

Colonial Kids Day – Pricketts Fort

Bring the kids to the fort for a full day of fun and educational activities for them to experience. Activities will include life in the militia, games of the colonial child and a story in the Thomas Library. Child must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies.

Colonial Kids Day – Pricketts Fort

Bring the kids to the fort for a full day of fun and educational activities for them to experience. Activities will include life in the militia, games of the colonial child and a story in the Thomas Library. Child must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies.

Colonial Kids Day – Pricketts Fort

Bring the kids to the fort for a full day of fun and educational activities for them to experience. Activities will include life in the militia, games of the colonial child and a story in the Thomas Library. Child must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies.

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.

Bob Huggins Fish Fry

The Fifth Annual Bob Huggins Fish Fry, presented by Little General Stores, will be from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Mylan Park in Morgantown. This special evening will feature sports legends, Mardi Gras festivities, live music and more!

Brunch & Brews at the Iron Horse Tavern!

Join us for a special Saturday Brunch & Big Timber Brewing Tap Takeover! We'll have nine BTB brews on tap, special brunch beer pairing suggestions!

2nd Annual Small Town Bridal Show

2nd Annual Small Town Bridal Show Hours: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Location: New Armory in Fairmont, WV Meet our Esteemed Event Specialists and Begin Planning the Wedding of your Dreams! Come Join us for all your wedding needs including: Fashion Show, Cake/Food Tasting, Photo Booth etc. Prize drawings including Grand Prize from Wright by the River (must be present to win). Complimentary Admission for All Events WV LLC Brides & Grooms Admission Costs: $5 for Brides (+1 guest) $7 for additional guests (ticket good for 2 guests) Once the Bride ticket is purchased, you will receive an email from alleventswv@gmail.com with a registration form in an attachement. It is a Word Document. Please edit the form and email it back as soon as possible so you are registered. This will also make it a much quicker check in process at the door. The first 50 Brides will receive a special gift at the door. RSVP by selecting going or purchasing your ticket and sending back your registration. Purchase tickets at 2ndannualsmalltownbridalshow.eventbrite.com.

Country Music @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a weekly country music show and houses the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. Open Stage 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.; (If you would like to perform on the open stage, come early and sign up with the MC). Open Stage The Round-Up Band Countryfied Soul Come early and try a home cooked dinner. The Sagebrush Round-Up is located on Bunner Ridge near Fairmont WV – just six miles east of I-79 This is a tobacco and alcohol free facility.

Backroads & BBQ @ Hamilton Round Barn

Back by popular demand, Marion County’s local bluegrass band, Backroads, will preform their final concert of the season at the Hamilton Round Barn in Mannington. Food concessions will also be available.

Bluegrass Saturday @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a weekly country music show. It also houses the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. 6 – 7:15 pm Joe Winebrenner & Highland Grass 7:30 – 8:45 pm Marv Ashby & High Octane 9 – 10:15 pm Joe Hott & The Short Mountain Boys Come early and try a home cooked dinner. The Sagebrush Round-Up is located on Bunner Ridge near Fairmont WV – just six miles east of I-79 This is a tobacco and alcohol free facility

Candle Making Demo @ Pricketts Fort

Come out and see the process of candle making in the 18th century. Also learn some of the different methods of lighting as candles are being produced.

Country Music @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a weekly country music show and houses the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. Open Stage 6 – 6:30 (If you would like to perform on the open stage, come early and sign up with the MC) 6 p.m. – 6:30 pm: Open Stage 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 pm: The Round-Up Band 7:25 p.m. – 8:30 pm: Joe, Melinda & Merle 8:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.: Black Horse 10 p.m. – close: The Round-Up Band Come early and try a home cooked dinner. The Sagebrush Round-Up is located on Bunner Ridge near Fairmont WV – just six miles east of I-79 This is a tobacco and alcohol free facility.

Cabin Fever Craft Beer Festival

Cabin Fever Fest is North Central WV's annual in-door winter craft beer festival featuring regional brews from around the Mountain State along with music, games and food and merchandise vendors.

Art History Mini Film Festival

Join the Aurora Project for our Art History Mini Film Festival at the Aurora Community Center on August 27th. We’re showing two short films, each highlighting an important year and location in 20th century art history. "Paris 1928" explores a post WWI world of art and surrealism. "New York 1951" explores a post WWII world of art, media, and a growing counter culture in New York City. A post-film discussion will be led by Dr. Peter Wentzel. Refreshments will be available. The film festival has been made possible in part by a grant from the West Virginia Humanities Council. This project is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Arts Walk

This year’s ARTS WALK, sponsored by Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau, Main Street Morgantown, Monongalia Arts Center (MAC) and Arts Monongahela, will take place on Friday, October 7 in downtown Morgantown. Arts Mon, MAC and Appalachian Gallery are information points for the Arts Walk– you can get the inside scoop on where the artists are and what’s happening downtown. Arts Mon is located next to Huntington Bank on the corner of High Street and Pleasant Street. Monongalia Arts Center is easy to find, on the corner of High Street and Kirk Street and Appalachian Galley in on Walnut Street across for the parking garage. Participating businesses and places with artists are marked by lit tiki torches. Plan the perfect Friday night. From 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. you can stroll through over forty downtown businesses and see artwork from local artists. As you stroll through downtown, collect four fantastic bookmarks featuring Morgantown Area Artists. These artists are culture-makers who challenge the status quo and advance our region’s Arts… plus they are your neighbors. You can find them at Arts Monongahela, MAC, the Main Street Offices and pretty much every other business downtown! Enjoy music at numerous locations and a variety of unique dining choices.

Country Music @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a weekly country music show and houses the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. Open Stage 6 – 6:30 (If you would like to perform on the open stage, come early and sign up with the MC). 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Open Stage 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. The Round-Up Band 7:20 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Rosie Greathouse 8:30 p.m. - 9:45 p.m. The 501 Band 9:45 p.m. - 10 p.m. Drawings 10 p.m. - close The Round-Up Band Come early and try a home cooked dinner. The Sagebrush Round-Up is located on Bunner Ridge near Fairmont, WV – just six miles east of I-79 This is a tobacco and alcohol free facility.

Country Music and Car Show @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a weekly country music show and houses the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. Open Stage 6 – 6:30 (If you would like to perform on the open stage, come early and sign up with the MC). Aug. 20 line-up: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Car Show 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Open Stage 6:30 p.m. – 7:16 p.m. The Round-Up Band 7:25 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. Rickey Whipple 8:35 p.m.– 9:45 p.m. Countrifed Soul 9:45 p.m. – 10 p.m. Drawings 10 p.m. – Close The Round-Up Band Come early and try a home cooked dinner. The Sagebrush Round-Up is located on Bunner Ridge near Fairmont WV – just six miles east of I-79. This is a tobacco and alcohol free facility.

BEAR HILL BLUEGRASS @ PRICKETTS FORT

Come join us for a FREE outdoor concert by Bear Hill Bluegrass who will be preforming gospel music.

Country Music @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a weekly country music show and houses the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. Open Stage 6 – 6:30 (If you would like to perform on the open stage, come early and sign up with the MC) Line-up: 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Open Stage 6:30 p.m. – 7:16 p.m. The Round-Up Band 7:25 p.m. – 8:25 p.m. The Fool Circle Band 8:35 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Knighthawks 10 p.m. – Close The Round-Up Band Come early and try a home cooked dinner. The Sagebrush Round-Up is located on Bunner Ridge near Fairmont WV – just six miles east of I-79. This is a tobacco and alcohol free facility.

Country Music @ Sagebrush Round-Up

The Sagebrush Round-Up is the host of a weekly country music show and houses the Country Music Hall of Fame for West Virginia. Open Stage 6 – 6:30 (If you would like to perform on the open stage, come early and sign up with the MC). Line-up: 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Open Stage 6:30 p.m. – 7:16 p.m. The Round-Up Band 7:20 p.m. – 8:20 p.m. Old Habits 8:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. Touch Of Country 10 p.m. – close The Round-Up Band Come early and try a home cooked dinner. The Sagebrush Round-Up is located on Bunner Ridge near Fairmont WV – just six miles east of I-79. This is a tobacco and alcohol free facility.

Back Roads & BBQ @ the Hamilton Round Barn

The West Augusta Historical Society hosts a monthly concert at the Hamilton Round Barn in Mannington. The feature band is Back Roads. Dinners and snacks available for purchase.

Buckwheat Festival

The 75th Annual Buckwheat Festival will be held Sept. 29-30 and October 1-2, 2016. Festival events include arts and crafts, a carnival, Buckwheat cakes and sausage, livestock, Irish Road Bowling and performing artists. Visit the Web site for the entire schedule and event updates: http://www.buckwheatfest.com/events.htm

Cooper’s Rock Stump Jump

Hop some rocks and jump some stumps at the third annual Coopers Rock Stump Jump! 10K Trail Run. Celebrate the start of fall at Coopers Rock State Forest as trail runners tackle a beautiful and challenging 6.2-mile foot tour or our favorite local forest. Early bird registration until August 19th. Register online at coopersrock.org.

Cooper’s Rock Climbing Guides Kids Camp

Located at Cooper’s Rock State Forest, this 7 hour day camp is offered for children 8-12 years of age. The guides of CRCG will lead a scavenger hunt that takes them climbing, rappelling, and hiking through cool rock features in Coopers Rock State Forest.

Christmas in July

Come join us for the Celebration of Lights kick-off event. There will be lights, cookies, melted snowmen, and maybe a visit from Kris Kringle himself!

Bluegrass Feast

Kick off summer with the Bluegrass Feast and The Mon River Games at Palatine Park. noon – Mon River Games 3:00 pm – Spence’s Rye 4:30 pm – Siles Powell & The Powell Family Band 6:30 pm – The Band Wagon 8:30 pm – The Jakob’s Ferry Stagglers

BLUEGRASS FEAST

Kick off summer with the Bluegrass Feast and The Mon River Games at Palatine Park. noon – Mon River Games 3:00 pm – Spence’s Rye 4:30 pm – Siles Powell & The Powell Family Band 6:30 pm – The Band Wagon 8:30 pm – The Jakob’s Ferry Stagglers

Annual Holiday Historic Homes Tour

A favorite event in Fairmont is the Holiday Historic Homes Tours held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Sites are open for your entertainment and enjoyment. Most will be decorated for the upcoming holidays; some will have live entertainment.

Annual Aurora Barn Dance

Join the Aurora Project for the Annual Aurora Barn Dance! Enjoy an afternoon of music and dancing, featuring Born Old and Aurora Celtic. There will be a silent auction, and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free for children under 10. Contact the Aurora Project by phone at 304-735-3620 or email info@auroraproject.org for more information.

Advanced Printmaking Workshop

In the second printmaking workshop of the season, Mike Costello will cover more complex, hand carved, linocut, printmaking techniques. This will be a great class for anyone who participated in the entry level class in July, or has some previous experience. Contact the Aurora Project by phone, (304) 735-3620, or email, info@auroraproject.org, for more information or reservations.

“The Fairfax Stone and Deakins Line: How West Virginia Put a Whuppin’ on Maryland”/ WV History Alive: David Hunter Strother

Learn about the fascinating and contentious history of the Deakins Line, the border between Preston CO., WV and Garrett Co., MD from historical surveyor Don Teter, including the true location of the Fairfax Stone, court battles and early exploration of the area. Teter transforms into the famous West Virginia illustrator and writer, David Hunter Strother, aka Porte Crayon of 1870's Harper's magazine fame. This event is co-sponsored by the WV Humanities Council. For more information, please contact the Aurora Project by phone, (304) 735-3620, or email, info@auroraproject.org.

Basic Pottery Workshop

In this three-part workshop, participants will be introduced to the basics of wheel throwing by learning how to center, open, and pull clay to create functional forms. In addition, we will explore how to pull handles for mugs, add feet to vessels, and to alter, trim, add texture, and glaze thrown pots. The first weekend (Saturday July 30th and Sunday 31st, 10-2 each day), participants will create and trim their pieces. The following Saturday, August 6th from 10-2, participants will come back to wax and glaze their creations. The pieces will be available to pick up starting on Saturday, August 13th. Cost of materials included in workshop price. Class is capped at 8 participants. This workshop is led by master potter, Megan Crowley. Contact the Aurora Project by phone, (304) 735-3620, or email, info@auroraproject.org, for more information or reservations.

Basic Printmaking Workshop

This entry level printmaking workshop will cover basic printing, design and carving techniques. This workshop is led by Mike Costello, whose own hand-carved, hand-printed linocut and woodcut images are inspired by the culture and landscape of the Appalachian Mountains. Contact the Aurora Project at (304) 735-3620 or email them at info@auroraproject.org for more information or reservations.

Alternative Photography Workshop

During this workshop, participants will use digital negatives combined with a century old chemical process (Cyanotypes + Van Dyke Browns) to create and produce unique photographic prints from their own images. Students must bring their own digital camera or digital images. All other materials will be provided. Workshop is led by Nic Persinger. Contact the Aurora Project by phone (304) 735-3620, or email, info@auroraproject.org with questions or reservations.

2016 Summer Music Festival

The 2016 Alpine Lake Resort Summer Music Festival will take place on Saturday, July 9th, 2016. Presale tickets are available at http://wvsummermusic.com/, and will be available for purchase at the front desk of Alpine Lake Resort beginning May 2, 2016. The 2016 Alpine Lake Resort Summer Music Festival Lineup: Terah Crawford Band (Noon – 1:30pm) The Terah Crawford Band is based in Deep Creek Lake Maryland. Terah is a Garrett County Native and combines her love for mountain music with the classics to create a musical style that comes straight from her heart. She is joined by guitarist and vocalist Scott Alexander, a talented song writer and solo artist with a unique voice that adds a stirring harmony to the group’s sound. Bill Crawford brings variety with the mandolin, banjo, and lead acoustic and electric guitar. Bill also writes many of The Terah Crawford Bands original songs with help from Crawford and Alexander. Bill writes and arranges his songs with Terah and Scott’s seamless harmonies in mind. In addition to their original, country and rock driven songs such as Saturday Night Sinner and Burn Us Another one, the TCB loves to play the music that has influenced them. You can hear their take on songs from The Band, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and more. Inspired by the Western PA acoustic duo The Phisbins, Terah started the band in 2013. Taking a page out of The Phisbin’s play book, the group offers an ever growing song list to most every audience that they play for so that the crowd can drive the show and hear the songs they really want to enjoy! Since their formation the group has played many notable shows including the Little Yough Music Festival in the summer of 2014, Deep Creek 2014 International Canoe Championships in the fall of 2014 and CMT Empowering Education in the summer of 2015 where they opened for up and coming country star Annie Bosko. Joined in collaboration with many musicians since the bands formation, they are currently very glad to welcome Oakland, MD fiddle player Jeremie Hamilton to share their stage. Jeremie expertly intertwines his bold playing style with the band’s homegrown way of playing. He is a perfect fit into the group and the music that they play. Catch the Terah Crawford Band with Jeremie Hamilton around Deep Creek Lake and we promise, you’ll have a really good time! Surrender Dorothy (2pm-3:30pm) Surrender Dorothy, which officially formed and began playing in 2006, is a cover band from the Cumberland, Maryland area. Surrender Dorothy plays classic rock and top-forty music. Brother Short Band (4pm-5:30pm) The Brother Short Band has a far-reaching fan base sweeping the Eastern U.S. from Michigan to Florida and beyond. By aligning their purist approach with a signature sound, Vocalist & Guitarist Greg Short, Percussionist Bill Harding, and Bassist Lynn King have been instrumental in influencing and inspiring today’s live music scene. At the heart of their work are unique stylings of crowd favorites from classic rock, blues, country (old and new)–along with many original songs. Their hook is surefire, with a range of influences from Johnny Cash to Led Zepplin. The Hillbilly Gypsies (6pm-8:30pm) Hailing from the beautiful Mountain State of West Virginia, The Hillbilly Gypsies have been making and performing their own brand of old time bluegrass and original mountain music for over a decade! Formed in 2001 from a chance meeting at the now infamous Wednesday night old time jam in Morgantown, WV; The Hillbilly Gypsies have been pickin’ n’ grinnin’ and entertaining their loyal fans ever since. The band is best known for their high-energy live performances and have become a crowd favorite at major festivals, fairs and concert venues all across the mid-Atlantic region and abroad. They perform in the old fashioned style, playing around a single vintage ribbon microphone. This “Old Timey” approach adds an authentic high-energy barn party atmosphere to their show. Watching the whole band work around the mic is like taking a trip back in time. It’ll sure make you want to get up and dance! ...and don’t let the flash of their lively stage performance and choreography fool ya, these folks are all highly skilled musicians and seasoned entertainers! Their lightning fast award-winning picking skills and musical arrangements mixed with natural comedic wit and high lonesome mountain vocal harmonies are sure to catch your ear right away. Combine that with a knack for original songwriting and a strong passion for old time and traditional music and this makes for an all-around authentic and exciting musical experience that you won’t soon forget. One listen and you’ll know that you are getting the real deal! The Gypsies are more than a band; they are a tight knit family, mindful of tradition but bold explorers of new and authentic styles of acoustic music and entertainment!

Celebrate Rosie the Riveters at the West Virginia Botanic Garden

The West Virginia Botanic Garden; Thanks, Plain and Simple!, Inc.; and local Girl Scout troops are cooperating on this event to honor the Rosie the Riveters who worked in the defense industries during World War II. This event will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a short program where local Girl Scouts will introduce some of the Rosies in the Morgantown area. We will then plant a pink dogwood tree tree at 1:00 p.m., at the same time other Girl Scouts are planting similar trees around the state. Thanks, Plain and Simple!, Inc. is a West Virginia organization that is spearheading this effort to recognize the Rosie the Riveters. The event is free and open to the public.

“Stella & Lou” by Bruce Graham

This romantic comedy proposes that a second chance at love is still possible, even for two people with a lot of miles on them. Lou is just about to close up his bar for the night when Stella, one of his favorite regulars, walks in. The two friends are sharing their usual comfortable conversation, when Stella suddenly reveals an unexpected surprise and even more startling suggestion. As the two deal with the difficult decisions they now face, they reflect on their pasts and look ahead to the future. In Stella & Lou, playwright Bruce Graham examines "the human condition" with a kind heart and a gentle sense of humor. August 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 @ 8 PM Directed by Vickie Trickett ​Starring CYNTHIA ULRICH as Stella ROBERT WOLFE as Lou SEAN BONNETTE as Donnie

“Fat Pig” by Neil Labute

Performance Dates: June 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 Directed by Tawnya Drake Cow. Slob. Pig. How many insults can you hear before you have to stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces just that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy woman who just happens to be plus-sized. Forced to explain his new relationship to his shallow friends, Tom finally comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of good looks. LaBute’s sharply drawn play not only critiques our slavish adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but boldly questions our ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.

Dancing at Lughnasa

Written by Brian Friel Performance Dates: March 25, 26, 31; April 1, 2 | 8 PM Curtain Directed by Seret Cole and starring GREGG LOWLEY, TAWNYA DRAKE, MARA MONAGHAN, TRICIA HEIN, ZABRINA EVANS, GRETCHEN ROSS, JOEY ZAVILLA and THOMAS IAN LYALL. Five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in l936. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, which celebrates the pagan god of the harvest with drunken revelry and dancing. Their spare existence is interrupted by brief, colorful bursts of music from the radio, their only link to the romance and hope of the world at large. The action of the play is told through the memory of the illegitimate son of one of the sisters as he remembers the five women who raised him, his mother and four maiden aunts. He is only seven in 1936, the year his elderly uncle, a priest, returns after serving for twenty-five years as a missionary in a Ugandan leper colony. For the young boy, two other disturbances occur that summer. The sisters acquire their first radio, whose music transforms them from correct Catholic women to shrieking, stomping banshees in their own kitchen. And he meets his father for the first time, a charming Welsh drifter who strolls up the lane and sweeps his mother away in an elegant dance across the fields. From these small events spring the cracks that destroy the foundation of the family forever.

Civilian Conservation Corps Lost River State Park Recognition Day

Saturday Afternoon, 1 p.m. Ceremony to Recognize the achievements of the Civilian Conservation Corps (1933-1942). Lost River State Park Office Meeting Room. May 14, 2016. Hosted by the West Virginia State Civilian Conservation Corps Museum Association (CCC Museum located south of Bridgeport, Clarksburg just off I 79, exit 115) Representatives of the WVSCCCMA will be present to conduct the ceremony. All Civilian Conservation Corps veterans, their family members, and friends, as well as interested persons are invited to honor those who served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. Don't miss it. For more information call Rich Bailey at 304 842 3436 or James Walters at 304 591 4803.

Coopers Rock State Forest – 2/6 – WINTERFEST

The 5th annual Coopers Rock WinterFest will be held on Saturday, February 6th, 2016, from 10:00 until 4:00. The festival will be located at and near the Day Use Parking Lot and Front Gate, ¼ mile from the Coopers Rock I-68 Exit. Almost all events are located in, or start and finish at, the main festival area. Visit the Registration & Information Table, front and center as you drive up to the Day Use Parking Lot and Front Gate, to find out exactly where everything is located and any other questions. A full list of activities from Snowball Target Range and Guided Snowshoe Hikes to a Women's Frying Pan Toss is part of the day fun. Click the link below for full details.

Arts Monongahela, Art Exhibit

Artist: Scott Baucan, Show name: “A Tiny Step into Madness” Artist reception Friday January 15th 5:30-7:30 p.m. Gallery 201, located at 201 High Street Morgantown, WV January 15th – February 5, 2016.

Bria Skonberg Quintet

The Bria Skonberg Quintet is a powerhouse combination of emerging talent in the New York jazz scene. Leader Bria Skonberg is a triple threat musician—an award-winning trumpeter, vocalist and composer. The Wall Street Journalproclaims that she is “poised to be one of most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation.” Skonberg demonstrates a dedication to jazz tradition but her wide range of influences (swing, reggae, soft rock, pop, classical and gospel) are all impacting her personal style that is rooted in hot jazz, world percussion, soul and modern effects. She was recently received a New York Bistro Award for “Outstanding Jazz Artist” and swept the 2014 Hot House Jazz Magazine Awards in all categories where she was nominated: Best Jazz Artist, Best Trumpet, Best Female Vocalist and Best Group for the Bria Skonberg Quintet. The quintet includes Evan Arntzen (clarinet/saxophone), Sean Cronin (bass), Dalton Ridenhour (piano) and Darrian Douglas (drums).

Prayer of America Symposium

In conjunction with the play a Prayer of America by playwright Tom Detitta and being performed at the Fairmont State University. Pricketts Fort and Fairmont State University will host a historical symposium about the Monongha Mine disaster in 1907 with various speakers talking about the mine explosion and the aftermath, its relief efforts and the impact it had on the families.

Colonial Children’s Games at Pricketts Fort

Bring the kids to the fort and we will have some fun and educational activities for them to experience. Child must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies.

Book Reading at Pricketts Fort

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Pricketts Fort Visitor Center to listen to a chosen, short story of a heroic frontiersman, with a different story every week. You will also have the chance to explore the Thomas Library and all of its wonderful offerings.

Book Reading at Pricketts Fort

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Pricketts Fort Visitor Center to listen to a chosen, short story of a heroic frontiersman, with a different story every week. You will also have the chance to explore the Thomas Library and all of its wonderful offerings.

Book Reading at Pricketts Fort

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Pricketts Fort Visitor Center to listen to a chosen, short story of a heroic frontiersman, with a different story every week. You will also have the chance to explore the Thomas Library and all of its wonderful offerings.

Book Reading at Pricketts Fort

Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Pricketts Fort Visitor Center to listen to a chosen, short story of a heroic frontiersman, with a different story every week. You will also have the chance to explore the Thomas Library and all of its wonderful offerings.

Colonial Kids Games at Pricketts Fort

Bring the kids to the fort and we will have some fun and educational activities for them to experience. Must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies.

Colonial Kids Games at Pricketts Fort

Bring the kids to the fort and we will have some fun and educational activities for them to experience. Must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies.

Book Reading at Pricketts Fort

Bring the kids and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Pricketts Fort Visitor Center to listen to a chosen, short story of a heroic frontiersman, with a different story every week. You will also have the chance to explore the Thomas Library and all of its wonderful offerings. Free and open to the public.

Book Reading at Pricketts Fort

Bring the kids and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Pricketts Fort Visitor Center to listen to a chosen, short story of a heroic frontiersman, with a different story every week. You will also have the chance to explore the Thomas Library and all of its wonderful offerings. Free and open to the public.

Book Reading at Pricketts Fort

Bring the kids and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Pricketts Fort Visitor Center to listen to a chosen, short story of a heroic frontiersman, with a different story every week. You will also have the chance to explore the Thomas Library and all of its wonderful offerings. Free and open to the public.

Book Reading at Pricketts Fort

Bring the kids and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Pricketts Fort Visitor Center to listen to a chosen, short story of a heroic frontiersman, with a different story every week. You will also have the chance to explore the Thomas Library and all of its wonderful offerings. Free and open to the public.

Colonial Kids Games at Prickett’s Fort

Bring the kids to the fort and we will have some fun and educational activities for them to experience. Must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies.

Colonial Kids Games at Pricketts Fort

Bring the kids to the fort and we will have some fun and educational activities for them to experience. Must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies.

Colonial Kids Games at Pricketts Fort

Bring the kids to the fort and we will have some fun and educational activities for them to experience. Must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies.

Colonial Kids Games at Pricketts Fort

Bring the kids to the fort and we will have some fun and educational activities for them to experience. Must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies.

Book Reading at Pricketts Fort

Bring the kids and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Pricketts Fort Visitor Center to listen to a chosen, short story of a heroic frontiersman, with a different story every week. You will also have the chance to explore the Thomas Library and all of its wonderful offerings. Free and open to the public.

Book Reading at Prickett Fort

Bring the kids and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Pricketts Fort Visitor Center to listen to a chosen, short story of a heroic frontiersman, with a different story every week. You will also have the chance to explore the Thomas Library and all of its wonderful offerings. Free and open to the public.

Colonial Children’s Games

Bring the kids to the fort and we will have some fun and educational activities for them to experience. Child must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies.

Colonial Children’s Games

Bring the kids to the fort and we will have some fun and educational activities for them to experience. Child must be accompanied by an adult and regular admission applies.

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS 2015

This annual holiday event takes place at Morris Park (Pleasant Valley Road) and is 1.3 miles of animated Christmas displays. Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving from 5 to 9 pm. Runs from Nov 27 – December 27 Subject to weather conditions

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS 2015

This annual holiday event takes place at Morris Park (Pleasant Valley Road) and is 1.3 miles of animated Christmas displays. Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving from 5 to 9 pm. Runs from Nov 27 – December 27 Subject to weather conditions

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS 2015

This annual holiday event takes place at Morris Park (Pleasant Valley Road) and is 1.3 miles of animated Christmas displays. Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving from 5 to 9 pm. Runs from Nov 27 – December 27 Subject to weather conditions

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS 2015

This annual holiday event takes place at Morris Park (Pleasant Valley Road) and is 1.3 miles of animated Christmas displays. Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving from 5 to 9 pm. Runs from Nov 27 – December 27 Subject to weather conditions

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS 2015

This annual holiday event takes place at Morris Park (Pleasant Valley Road) and is 1.3 miles of animated Christmas displays. Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving from 5 to 9 pm. Runs from Nov 27 – December 27 Subject to weather conditions

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS 2015

This annual holiday event takes place at Morris Park (Pleasant Valley Road) and is 1.3 miles of animated Christmas displays. Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving from 5 to 9 pm. Runs from Nov 27 – December 27 Subject to weather conditions

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS 2015

This annual holiday event takes place at Morris Park (Pleasant Valley Road) and is 1.3 miles of animated Christmas displays. Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving from 5 to 9 pm. Runs from Nov 27 – December 27 Subject to weather conditions

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS 2015

This annual holiday event takes place at Morris Park (Pleasant Valley Road) and is 1.3 miles of animated Christmas displays. Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving from 5 to 9 pm. Runs from Nov 27 – December 27 Subject to weather conditions

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS 2015

This annual holiday event takes place at Morris Park (Pleasant Valley Road) and is 1.3 miles of animated Christmas displays. Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving from 5 to 9 pm. Runs from Nov 27 – December 27 Subject to weather conditions

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS 2015

This annual holiday event takes place at Morris Park (Pleasant Valley Road) and is 1.3 miles of animated Christmas displays. Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving from 5 to 9 pm. Runs from Nov 27 – December 27 Subject to weather conditions

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS 2015

This annual holiday event takes place at Morris Park (Pleasant Valley Road) and is 1.3 miles of animated Christmas displays. Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving from 5 to 9 pm. Runs from Nov 27 – December 27 Subject to weather conditions

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS WALKER’S NIGHT

Walkers will be able to enjoy the 1.3 miles of animated Christmas displays through Morris Park. No cars will be permitted Celebration of Lights presented every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in December from 5 to 9 pm. Weather permitting

Civilian Conservation Corps Anniversary Day

Civilian Conservation Corps Anniversary Day is set for Sunday, March 20, 2016 at the West Virginia State CCC Museum, Harrison County, 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m. All CCC Family, CCC Veterans, Membership, and the General Public is cordially invited. The Anniversary Event is not a fundraiser, but, is a Commemoration of the March 31, 1933 signing of the CCC Bill into Law by President FDR. Bring your CCC memorabilia, and please pass this message on to those who do not have a computer. There will be refreshments provided. Sponsored by the West Virginia State CCC Museum Association. Tours of the CCC Replica Barracks and Museum will be available. CCC Vets and Family will be given time to speak of their experiences. The previous March 27th date was changed because it falls on Easter Sunday.

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS 2015

This annual holiday event takes place at Morris Park (Pleasant Valley Road) and is 1.3 miles of animated Christmas displays. Friday, Saturday and Sunday beginning on the Friday after Thanksgiving from 5 to 9 pm. Runs from Nov 27 – December 27 Subject to weather conditions

Alpine Lake Music Festival

“The Fearless Food Drive” at the Uptown Event Center

The Fearless Fools in cooperation with the Clarksburg Mission are hosting The Fearless Food drive on Saturday, August 15 at 8p at The Uptown Event Center/PWA in downtown Clarksburg. Tickets for this event are very simple. We are asking our audience to Pay What You Can or Pay With A Can. Donations of canned food items and money will be accepted and all proceeds will be given to the Clarksburg Mission. The Clarksburg Mission is specifically asking for... - Canned Fruits - Canned Vegetables - Peanut Butter - Jelly - Pasta - Pasta Sauce For more information email VintageTheatreCo@gmail.com

Paradise Lake Golf Course

9-hole course, public welcome, reasonable rates. Course Information <table width="400" border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0" bordercolor="

Mother’s Day Shrine

The small railroading town of Grafton was the birthplace of Mother’s Day, founded by Miss Anna Jarvis in honor of

Morgantown Ice/Sports Arena

Morgantown Ice Arena is open late August thru March for hockey and public skating. Morgantown Sports Arena is open April

Morgantown Historic Audio Walking Tour

Step back into the colorful history of Morgantown with an audio Walking Tour of Historic Downtown area. Explore the distinctive,

Morgantown Farmers Market

The Morgantown Farmers’ Market is a producer-only marker featuring fresh fruits and vegetables, free-range eggs and meat, honey, herbs, bedding

Morgantown Event Center

Morgantown Brewing Company

Morgantown Brewing Company (MBC) re-opened in 2009, under new ownership, revitalizing West Virginia oldest operating brewery.|nbsp; Alumni owned and operated,

Montmartre

Fine dining above the Historic Clarion Hotel Morgan. Open Mon. – Sat. 5 – 10 p.m.

Monroe’s Deli Style Eatery

Healthy and tasty food is on the menu at Monroe’s, as well as good music and an eclectic atmosphere.   The

Monongalia Arts Center

Monongalia Arts Center is committed to providing a home for the Visual, Performing and Literary Arts, through programming and educational

Monongahela National Forest – Cheat Ranger District Office

U.S. Forest Service Office is located in the Monongahela National Forest and home of the Northern Research Station. This facility