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WVU Cancer Institute Lung Cancer Screening

March 15, 2019 at 8:00 am

The WVU Cancer Institute Lung Cancer Screening Program is providing screenings for current and former smokers. Eligible high-risk patients will receive a low-dose CT (LDCT) to detect lung cancer at its earliest stages. Pre-registered patients can arrive at the WVU Medicine University Town Centre clinic for their appointment any time throughout the screening event. The appointment will include a comprehensive history and physical exam, sameday scheduling of the LDCT, and smoking cessation
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Location Details:

WVU Medicine 
6040 University Town Centre Drive, Granville, WV

Rufus Reid with WVU Big Band

March 22, 2019 at 7:30 pm
 $7 to $12
Rufus Reid is an internationally known jazz artist who has toured and performed with jazz legends including: Eddie Harris, Nancy Wilson, Harold Land and Bobby Hutcherson, Lee Konitz, The Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Dexter Gordan, J.J. Johnson, Art Farmer, Stan getz, kenny Burrell, Frank Wess, Kenny Barron and countless others. Today, she performs regularly with Tim Hagans, Bob Mintzer, M

WV SPOT’s Science Activity Day

March 23, 2019 at 1:00 pm

 Free

The West Virginia Science Public Outreach Team (WV SPOT) Ambassadors will host science activity stations to showcase what we offer to schools. In addition to the activities, we’ll have ongoing science demonstrations that you can try, including UV beads and an infrared camera! The event is free and open to the public. Please share with schools you know to schedule for our ambassadors to visit! www.wvspot.org

Activity 1: Green Bank Telescope Design Challenge, 1-2pm, 2-3pm, Middle school and older. The Green Bank Telescope (GBT) is the largest steerable structure on land. How do engineers balance cost, materials, and weight to make such a strong and durable telescope? Practice building your own tall structure that can hold weight with spaghetti, gum drops, and marshmallows!

Activity 2: Code a Robotic Arm, 1-1:30pm, 2-2:30pm, Middle school and older. Learn how diligent and careful computer programmers needs to be to get a robot like Curiosity or the arm on the International Space Station to follow directions. Program your own code for a robot arm to stack cups!

Activity 3: Build a Molecule, 1-1:30pm, 2-2:30pm, All ages. Use gumdrops and toothpicks to build your own molecule! Learn about “functional groups” to describe your molecule’s properties.

Activity 4: Build Your Own Watershed, 1:30-2pm, 2:30-3pm, All ages.
What is a watershed? Where does our water come from? Where does it go? How do our daily lives impact the watershed(s) we live in? Students will ‘build’ their own watershed by balling up newspapers to create mountains, valleys, and lakes. A plastic table cloth will be placed over top of the landscape structure and props, representing various land use activities, will be placed throughout the watershed. Students will then simulate rainfall and observe how the rainwater washes various pollutants into downstream systems.

Activity 5: Design an Alien, 1:30-2pm, 2:30-3pm, All ages.
Astronomers have found hundreds of other worlds. How would another life form adapt to environments with different surfaces, temperatures, atmospheres, and gravity? This is your chance to get creative!

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Location Details:

WVU Downtown Campus White Hall 

“Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis” Musical Reflections

March 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm

 Free

Arts Monongahela is hosting “Perspectives on the Opioid Crisis” at 201 High St for the month of March, 2019. This show will feature over 25 visual artists sharing work representing their own perspectives on the opioid crisis impacting individuals and families across West Virginia and elsewhere.

In conjunction with the art show, on March 27, from 7 to 9 p.m., the final event of the month will be an evening of music with Cody Clayton Eagle who is a seventeen-year-old singer/songwriter from Morgantown. While his passion lies with country music, influenced by artists such as Chris Stapleton, Cody Jinks and Luke Combs, Cody also enjoys performing other popular music genres.

In his short, yet quickly growing career, this young, rising country star has shared the stage with George Shingleton, Charles W. Godwin and Sam Morrow. Most notably, Cody auditioned and earned a spot as a contestant on American Idol, set to air on March 3, 2019. He is currently writing and recording new songs for an upcoming release.

Joining Cody will be Shane Masters, a recent addition to the music scene here in Morgantown. He strayed from music early in life to raise a family and did not pick up a guitar again until nearly twenty years later. His talent and love for music have made him a busy man, now working all the bars, festivals, pubs, and clubs that would have him. He considers himself lucky to be doing what he is doing and is looking forward to the rest of his life as a singer/songwriter.

Brandhi Gafeney will also join the above musicians for the final evening of music. Brandhi is Director of Music & Arts at Jacob’s Ladder Rehabilitation facility.

Originally from Benton Harbor, Michigan, Brandhi proudly served in the U.S. Army traveling abroad with significant time spent in Korea and Germany. As a songwriter and musician, he has published two musical projects, the last of which was an innovative project where he recorded 10 songs and painted a series of oil paintings inspired by the tracks. Those works have been displayed in London, England, and Barcelona, Spain.

​Brandhi received a life coaching certification in 2014 and has always believed that music possesses healing qualities and that it is the universal language of the human race. Brandhi is currently pursuing a music therapy degree at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV, where he lives with his wife and their four children.

This event is free of charge.

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Location Details:

Arts Monongahela 
201 High Street, Morgantown, WV,

WV Grand Bash

March 30, 2019 at 1:00 pm

 $100

The West Virginia Grand Bash will offer ticket holders a chance at more than 50 prize drawings. As in year’s past, the main event will be held at the Ruby Commmunity Center at Mylan Park. All ticket holders and guests must be 18 years of age or older.

We are excited to announce the new partnerships for the 5th Annual event, to include Operation Welcome Home, WVU Medicine Children’s, the Hoss Foundation, and Mission For Miracles. We are thrilled to be able to support such great organizations in our community.

Celebrate Seuss

Morgantown Public Library

March 30, 2019 at 11:00 am

 Free

It’s our annual Seusstastic-Fantastic Event! The day promises loads of silliness and tons of fun for the whole family. Craft and activity stations will be located throughout the library. This even is made possible by the generous support of the Shelley A. Marshall Foundation.

RMHC’s Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: Game Night

April 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm

 $100 to $1000

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Pittsburgh and Morgantown Presents: Game Night – A Murder Mystery Theatre Event Benefiting RMH Morgantown

Join us for the ultimate game night filled with mystery and mayhem! The 8th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner event will include a cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner and an interactive murder mystery performance by the Ohio Valley Cloak and Dagger Company as guests try to “Guess Who” did it. Guests will have more fun than a “Barrel of Monkeys” as they are on the lookout for the next “Clue.” Don’t be “Sorry!” you missed out – purchase your tickets today!

RSVP by Friday, March 22, 2019, to guarantee your spot! For more information, please contact Sierra Lilac at 304-322-2072 or sierra@rmhcpgh-mgtn.org.

Location Details:

The Ritz Touch at the KC Club 
379 North Parkview Drive, Morgantown, WV

Creative Arts Center 50th Birthday Celebration

April 12, 2019 at 12:00 pm

The West Virginia University Creative Arts Center, the beloved home of WVU’s College of Creative Arts, is where thousands of creative students have earned their education, countless families have made memories at a show and regional and national performers have delighted their fans. The building, WVU’s College of Creative Arts is hosting a birthday celebration for the building April 12-14.

World Music Concert

April 13, 2019 at 7:30 pm

WVU Creative Arts Center

 Free

The World Music Showcase Concert will feature two steel bands, the African Music and Dance Ensemble and the Javanese Gamelan, all comprised of WVU student musicians.