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Spring Bird Walk

April 18, 2020 at 7:30 am

Free

Join local birder Derek Courtney as we bird by eye and ear in the many habitats of the WVBG. Bring binoculars and a bird guide if you have them. Free for WVBG and Audubon members, $15 for non-members.

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Walk For Wishes

April 18, 2020 at 9:00 am

$0

Walk For Wishes® is a nationwide Make-A-Wish® fundraiser that celebrates the more than 315,000 wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. It’s a family-friendly event powered by wish families, volunteers, companies, donors and friends.

Join the local community in Morgantown and help us continue to create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

HERE’S HOW:

1) Register. Sign up today for *free* and invite friends, family and colleagues to join your team.

2) Fundraise. Tell people why you are supporting Make-A-Wish and ask for their support. Make it personal to make it powerful.

3) Walk. See the Make-A-Wish mission come to life and celebrate your fundraising success on Walk Day.

Registration 9 a.m. | Walk/Run Start 10 a.m.

Contact: Vanessa Strickland, Regional Coordinator
304.292.9474 | vstrickland@greaterpawv.wish.org

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Wharf Handmade Market

April 18, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Kick-off the trail season by joining the Mon River Trails Conservancy and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy for Opening Day for Trails!

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Salamander Walk

April 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm

The Appalachian mountains are a global hotspot for salamander biodiversity and West Virginia alone has 35 species of salamanders. Join wildlife biologist and WVU PhD student Sara Crayton to look for stream and forest salamanders and learn about identification, natural history, and conservation. Catching and interacting with colorful salamanders is a fantastic way for peole of all ages to develop a love for nature! Come prepared to step into shallow stream water and muddy ground. Free for WVBG members, $15 for non-members.

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Nature Art: Creating Patterns

April 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

$25 to $35

Led by professional interior designer and artist Shari Lynn Bennett, we will start with a quick slide show of custom pattern designs and patterns found in nature, then enjoy a short stroll through the Garden looking at examples of patterns found in nature for more inspiration. Shari Lynn will help you create your own artful repeating pattern using pencil, marker, or paint. Your finished design can then be scanned and printed (not part of workshop) on a variety of products! All materials included. Ages 14 and up. $25 for WVBG members, $35 for non-members.

* This workshop is part of our Arts in the Garden series, which is funded through a Community Arts Grant. The Community Arts Grant is made possible through a collaborative effort between YCF and Arts Mon, with funding from the Monongalia County Commission and the Douglas H. Tanner Memorial Fund for the Arts.

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Chocolate Lovers Day

April 25, 2020 at 11:00 am

$5

Main Street Morgantown’s 21st Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Day

Chocolate Lovers’ Day is a one-day chocolate extravaganza inviting the public to join us Downtown and indulge themselves in an array of chocolate creations. The 20th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Day will be held Saturday, April 27th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

For only $5 per person registrants may sample tasty chocolate treats at each business. Tickets for the event can be purchased on our website at any time or can be purchased the day of the event beginning at 11:00 am at the following locations: Monongalia Arts Center (107 High St.), Arts Monongahela (201 High St.), and Tanners Alley Leather Design Studio (416 High St.). These are also the locations to pick up your brochure (including a map of participating businesses), and wristbands. We will also be having a drawing for (4) sets of (6) tickets each to the Black Bears Baseball games.

Come celebrate Downtown Morgantown with Main Street Morgantown while experiencing all that the businesses have to offer. You can’t afford to miss a store or a morsel of chocolate during this once a year opportunity!

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WVU Semi-Annual Pottery Sale

May 1, 2020 at Various Times

Ends: May 2, 2020

The WVU Ceramics program will host a pottery sale near the end of each semester. Plates, bowls, mugs, vases, pie dishes and more can be purchased in a variety of colors and glazes, all handmade by WVU students. Proceeds from the sale directly support student field trips, visiting artists, materials and scholarships.

May 1st 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

May 2nd 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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Kids Safety & Fitness Expo

 

May 19, 2020 at 5:00 pm

$0

Come out and play at the 9th Annual Kids’ Safety and Fitness Expo! This is a FREE, family-centered event. This year’s expo will feature bike safety lessons and an obstacle course, opportunities to play new sports and games, the annual tug-of-war competition, hands-on demonstrations and activities, plus health information for parents. Kids and adults can also enjoy a family-friendly DJ and have opportunities to win prizes. Rain Date Thursday May 21st.

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Spring Arts Walk

May 29, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Main Street Morgantown and Arts Mon will be partnering with Morgantown Pride to bring you the June Pride Arts Walk 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the downtown Morgantown. There will be Stained Glass by Penelyn VanOrange @ Appalachian Gallery, Oil on Wood by Ryan Linscone @ Black Bear Burrito, Mixed Media “Mix it Up” @ Cow & Clementine, The Sensitive Man @ Hoot & Howl, Vintage Clothing – Ramblin VanVintage @ The Old Stone House, Paintings by Isabel Hernandez @ Tonique’s Trilogy these are just a few participating businesses and artist who will featuring their artwork.

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Pride Arts Walk

June 5, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Free

Downtown Morgantown

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