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WV Wine and Jazz Festival

September 21, 2019 at 11:00 am

Ends: September 22, 2019 6:00 pm

 $20 per person / per day

Wine and Jazz Festival - Morgantown, WV

Join us for the 2019 West Virginia Wine & Jazz Festival.

Important Information:

Are you ready to sip local wine, browse local artisans’ creations and unwind with jazz music? Spend your weekend at the 21st Annual West Virginia Wine & Jazz Festival! The ticket cost includes a wine glass and wine tasting (for attendees 21 and older). Tickets will be available online or at the gate. No pets, nor outside food or drinks are permitted.

Eight wine and food vendors will be present to bring you a delicious festival experience! Enjoy jazz melodies as various musicians, including the WVU Jazz Ensemble, Catharsis, and James Moore perform throughout the festival. Twelve local artisans will showcase their pieces on both Saturday and Sunday.

Make sure to have your travel method planned before you begin the day! Buses will be available free of charge both Saturday and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., making continuous trips from the Mountainlair to Camp Muffly. There is also parking available free of charge at Camp Muffly if guests decide to drive with a designated driver. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own outdoor folding chairs or blankets for seating within the festival greenery.

The festival will take place rain or shine!

Individuals under 21 may attend, but they will be given a different wristband to identify they are underage.

International Street Festival

September 21, 2019 at 10:00 am

Ann all-day event held in the early Fall for the entire community, now in conjunction with Main Street Morgantown and Morgantown Sister Cities Commission.

Bring the family to downtown Morgantown to get a taste of the many different cultures in the community. There will be food, entertainment, games for the children and fun for all.

This Festival, in its second year, is sponsored by West Virginia University’s Offices of Global Affairs, Multicultural Programs and Graduate Education and Life, and the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in collaboration with the City of Morgantown’s Sister Cities Commission, Main Street Morgantown and the WV Council of International Programs. It is an example of town-gown cooperation and celebrated the diversity and culture of Morgantown with food, music and dance.

This year the High Street and Courthouse Square area will be decked out with the flags of more than a hundred nations represented at WVU and in Morgantown’s population and will be lined with exhibitors from Africa, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, Kuwait, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Spain and more. Visitors will be able to sample foods from Africa, South and Central America, Europe, India, Turkey, the Middle East and Asia and will be treated to music, dance and fashion shows throughout the day. WVU’s Samba Ensemble will open the entertainment and the popular salsa band, SabroSon, will close out the festivities once again.

Exhibits along the High Street from Fayette Street to Pleasant Street and the area between Walnut Street and Fayette Street will be closed off to traffic.

Morgantown Marathon

September 22, 2019 at 5:45 am

Ends: September 22, 2019 

Morgantown Marathon 2019

Full Marathon – 26.2

Morgantown is known for its rolling hills and gorgeous views, and the Full Marathon course will not disappoint. Run 26.2 Almost Heavenly Miles through Morgantown–a challenging course that tests both physical and mental strength. With almost 2,000 feet of elevation gain, it is not being advertised as one of America’s 10 Fastest Courses, but will be a race with beautiful views and unique local flair that you will not soon forget. You will traverse through all 7 Wards of this unique city, experiencing quiet country roads, a run through the West Virginia University Campus, as well as a finish to a full marathon unlike any other.

REGISTER HERE!

Not ready for a Full Marathon? There is also a Mountain Mama 8K and a Morgantown Thirteener for you to run!

Mon Health Half Marathon – 13.1

The out and back course will take you through unique and different neighborhoods in Morgantown, featuring festivals, bands, and spectators that will keep you motivated and smiling all the way back to the finish line.

REGISTER HERE!

Mountain Mama – 8k

Join us for the Mountain Mama 8K. This 8K (4.97 miles) road race will begin at the WVU Coliseum, starting with a fast launch down Patteson Drive before rolling through the Suncrest neighborhood behind Krepps Park, then back to the Coliseum. This is sure to be a great race to kick off a marathon to remember!

REGISTER HERE!

Buckwheat Festival



September 26, 2019 at 9:00am
Ends: September 29, 2019 
Kingwood, WV
The 78th Preston County Buckwheat Festival theme is “A Treasure Trove of Sights & Sounds.”
The Buckwheat Festival starts on Thursday and closes on Sunday, and is full of parades, arts and crafts, a car show, carnival, livestock, a pageant, and of course those delicious Buckwheat Cake dinners served all weekend long.





Arts Walk

September 27, 2019 at 6:00 pm

 $0

This year’s ARTS WALK hosted by Main Street Morgantown will take place on Friday, September 27 in Historic downtown Morgantown. Arts Mon, MAC, Appalachian Gallery and Tanners Alley Leather Design Studio are information points for the Arts Walk– you can get the inside scoop on where the artists are and what’s happening downtown.
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. These artists are culture-makers who challenge the status quo and advance our region’s Arts, plus they are your neighbors.

Home Run & Hops Craft Beer Event for United Way

September 28 at 12PM

Would you like to be outdoors with a cold beer in hand while overlooking a scenic view? You’re in luck! The West Virginia Black Bears and Monongalia County Ballpark invite you to the annual Homerun and Hops Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, September 28 from noon to 6pm. If you’re a beer lover, this is the event for you! With more than 50 brews to try, as well as food and entertainment, it’s a great way to spend a fall day outdoors in Greater Morgantown!
Grab your friends and family (individuals 21 and older welcome), and join in on the fun within the outfield walls. Live music will be presented by local bands, Weary Space Wanderer and Rock Bass. There will also be a cornhole tournament presented by WCLG and area vendors on site.
Pre-sale tickets are $35 and $40 the day of the event. All individuals will receive 20 taste tickets per ticket and additional tasting tickets are available for $1.50. Guests will also receive a souvenir tasting cup to take home. If you’re coming as a designated driver, entry tickets are $5.
To learn more about the event and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.homerunandhops.com/home.html.
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Magazine Drive for Ruby Memorial

Women's magazines

If you have magazines that you’ve already enjoyed, please donate them to Ruby Memorial Hospital and let others enjoy them.  Jane Taylor will be collecting magazines at various events and the February Luncheon.  Donated magazines should be no more than a year old.  Thank you!

 

 

Be a Host Family for the Council of International Programs and bring the world to you!

“An International Professional Outreach Program Across Cultures and Disciplines, with People in Mind…”

The West Virginia Council of International Programs (CIP) reaches out to international professional communities to foster training and work related opportunities with cross-cultural and multidisciplinary dimensions. CIP has established a unique track record of accomplishment in promoting professional development and international understanding around the world.

Program Brochure

http://cip.wvu.edu/

WVU Community Music Program

Teacher with schoolgirl playing piano in music class

 

Interested in expressing yourself through music? The WVU Community Music Program Spring Session may be of interest to you. Learn an instrument. Learn to write your own music. Introduce the world of music to young children. Classes available for all ages. Private lessons also available on instruments & voice! Great facilities, great faculty, and access to the resources of WVU. Registration begins January 3. Spring classes begin January 21. Office hours: M-T-F 10am-1pm & 2pm-3:30pm. Call 304-293-6946 or visit music.wvu.edu/community_music_program.

Friday, January, 03 , 2014

Location:

Creative Arts Center

Monongahela Blvd.
Morgantown, WV 26505

Contact:

Karen Taddie
Email: karen.taddie@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-6946
Website: Click to Visit