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The Morgantown Jazz Orchestra with Travis Riddle and the Bourbon Street Band

Riverfront Park

Friday July 21 2017

The Morgantown Jazz Orchestra performs modern and straight-ahead big band jazz. Orchestra members have performed when legends as Bobby Vinton and the Temptations. New Orleans meets the Mountain State with Travis Riddle and his Bourbon Street Band.

Preston County BBQ Throw-down

Saturday July 29 2017
$10

Join us for Preston’s first BBQ throw down! This will be held during the midsummer festival–Watch these pit masters compete, take part in the people’s choice judging for $10 and enjoy the live music and kids events of the festival. For more information go to Preston County Sprout facebook page.

Outlander Plant Walk

Sunday July 30 2017
WV Botanic Garden

OUTLANDER fans, this season’s presentation by Kay Jones will focus on the flowers named in the series of books and shown in the TV series and what these flowers have meant throughout time. Come learn about OUTLANDER’S powerful use of flowers to tell stories. Most appropriate for adults who have some knowledge of the OUTLANDER books or TV show, but all are welcome to learn. Free.
* Please register by July 27.
* All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted.
* Free walks and presentations last approximately 1.5 hours. Donations are appreciated and can be made at the Lower Parking Lot Kiosk at any time.
* Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Mon County Fair

Tuesday August 01 2017 to Saturday August 05 2017

$10
2017 FAIR Dates:
AUGUST 1 – 5
Kick Off Parade
Monday, July 31
Fairgrounds Open
Tuesday, August 1 through
Saturday, August 5

Traditional Family Fun & Entertainment All Week Long! 

All-Inclusive Price

$10 per person.

 “All Inclusive Price” of $10 per person, ages 1 and up!
Children under 1 are free.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday through Thursday
Fairgrounds Open 5 to 10 p.m.
Carnival Open at 6 to 10 p.m.
Friday
Fairgrounds Open 5 to 11 p.m.
Carnival Open at 6 to 11 p.m
Saturday
Fairgrounds Open Noon to 11 p.m.
Carnival Open at 1 to 11 p.m
PAID GATE ADMISSION INCLUDES: 
Ticket to be exchanged for HAND STAMP for Rides, Shows, Car Show, Inflatable City, Motorsport Events, Live Music all week long,
Friday Fight Night and More!
 
We offer an “All Inclusive Gate Price.” When entering the fairgrounds you will pay your gate admission (children under the age of 1 are free). You will receive a ticket that you will exchange on the Midway for a hand stamp. This hand stamp covers Free Rides, Free Bounce House fun, Free Shows and Concerts, Free Motorsport Events and many other free events all over the Fairgrounds!
The only other money you will spend on the fairgrounds will be for great food from our many vendors, to play the fun carnival games on the midway, attractions, merchandise or services from one of our many independent vendors.
Enjoy Pony Pulls, Concerts & Shows, Fight Night, Pageants, Motorsports and more for FREE!

Annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day (HHWC)

MUB

Please Note: A week prior to HHWC, Friends of Deckers Creek is hosting Paint Exchange Day. Get more information on this event at http://deckerscreek.org/paint-exchange/

What: HHWC Day is an opportunity for Monongalia County residents to drop-off hazardous household waste (see list below). Virtually all households have some household hazardous waste.  HHW is generally defined as a household waste that is toxic, flammable, reactive or corrosive.  A substance is hazardous if it has the potential to harm human health and the environment.  Commercial products like automotive fluids, pool chemicals, pesticides, oil-based paints and wood preservatives are all formulated with potential hazardous substances.

HHWC Day Sponsors
  • Morgantown Utility Board
  • (More to come)

When: Saturday, August 5, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Where: Morgantown Utility Board, 278 Greenbag Road

Who: Residents of Monongalia County – Please bring proof of residency (driver’s license or utility bill with a form of ID)
…………...NO BUSINESSES PERMITTED!

Why: Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HHWC) protects the environment, the safety of local emergency providers and the health and safety of people in their homes.

How it works: You simply drive up in your car. You will be greeted by a MUB staff person and directed between cones. When you arrive at the drop-off area, specially trained staff will remove the materials for you. For your safety and ours, please do not exit you vehicle!

Questions: Call 304.292.8443 or email Chris Dale at cdale@mub.org.

Please note: We reserve the right to turn any person away or to refuse to accept any product. There is a 5 gallon, 50 pound maximum per household!

For the safety of event workers, participants are asked not to bring pets. If a pet must be brought, please ensure it is properly restrained. This has been a significant issue in the past.

What is being accepted

  • Anti-freeze
  • Arts/Crafts Supplies
  • Batteries (All types)
  • Bleaches
  • Cell Phones
  • Drain/Oven/Floor cleaners
  • Fluorescent Bulbs
  • Freon (Canisters Only)
  • Hydrochloric Acid
  • Lawn & Garden Chemicals
  • Lighter Fluid
  • Motor Oil (Used)
  • Photo Chemicals
  • Rodent Killers
  • Mercury Thermometers
  • Oil Filters (used)
  • Propane Cylinders
  • Rust Preventatives
  • Septic (cesspool) Cleaners
  • Swimming Pool Chemicals
  • Transmission Fluid
  • Wood Preservatives
  • Oil-Based Paints (NO LATEX PAINT) *

What is NOT being accepted

  • Appliances
  • Computers – As of July 1 you can dispose of televisions and computer monitors (NOT computers) in your regular trash by calling your local waste disposal company beforehand and requesting a pickup.
  • Unmarked cylinders
  • Ammunition
  • Commercial Farming/Agricultural Materials
  • Explosives
  • Fireworks
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Infectious & Biological Waste
  • Latex Paint *
  • Medications (Please visit the FDA site for disposal directions)
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Syringes
  • Tires
  • Business waste
  • Asbestos containing materials

*Latex paints can be safely disposed of in your regular garbage AFTER following any of the methods below–

  • Simply open the can and let it dry!
  • Hang cardboard on a wall, or place cardboard on the ground, paint it with a brush or roller until the paint is used. Leave the top off the paint can, let all of the paint dry, and then dispose of it!
  • Place newspaper in a cardboard box and pour in the paint. Leave the top off the paint can, let all of the paint dry, and then dispose of it!
  • Mix an absorbent (like sawdust or kitty litter) with the paint, mix, let dry and throw away!

Insect Walk

 

WV Botanic Garden

Saturday August 12 2017

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.
* Please register by August 10.
* All activities take place at the West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Morgantown, WV 26508 unless otherwise noted.
* Free walks and presentations last approximately 1.5 hours. Donations are appreciated and can be made at the Lower Parking Lot Kiosk at any time.
* Please refrain from bringing your pet to activities.

Hike the Park

Wednesday August 16 2017

Come take a hike at the park! Park Superintendent J.R. Petsko will personally guide you on some of your favorite trails and some new ones here at Mason-Dixon Historical Park.

There is no charge for this program.

These hikes will travel at a leisurely pace but please be aware that hills, rocks, and mud may be encounter during the hike. Proper footwear is required, no open-toed shoes or flip-flops.

Mason Dixon Historical Park

Cheat Lake Regatta

Saturday August 19 2017
$5 to $25

Cheat lake Regatta is an annual event created and organized by The Cheat Lake Rotary. The first annual Regatta will be held on August 19, 2017 at the Cheat Lake Marina & Crab Shack Caribba at 69 Mont Chateau Rd. Morgantown WV 26508. Our long term goal is to have weekend long events all over Cheat Lake in multiple locations. This is the first year of the event with some exciting activities. Our long term goal is to add more activities every year as we grow this event.

PURPOSE
This is to provide the residents of Morgantown and tourists a fun, family friendly event involving boat races and other activities involving the community.
This is a fundraising event for the “Cheat Lake Community Fund” managed by The Cheat Lake Rotary. Funds raised will be used to directly impact local charities and communities in the area through the Cheat Lake Rotary Community Trust.

ACTIVITIES
Canoe Race – (11:00am to 11:30am, Registration by 10am).
Participation Fee $15.
Kayak Race – (11:30am to 12:00pm, Registration by 11am).
Participation Fee $15.
Paddle Board Race – (12:00pm to 12:30pm, Registration by 11:30am). Participation Fee $15.
Whatever Floats Race – (12:00pm to 1:30pm, Registration by 11am). Participation Fee $15.

ZERO Kilometer Race (ZERO K Race) – Race After-party
(1:00pm to 4:00pm)
Entry Fee $25. For race Participants $5
Includes drink tickets
Includes food buffet provided by Crab Shack Caribba
ZERO K Race stickers
LIVE Battle of the Bands
Prizes, giveaways, silent auctions
Magnetic stickers for vehicle
Race participants can pre-register @ eventbrite

Light Up Cheat Lake 9:30pm
Lit up helium LED balloons
(Three (3) balloon stations in Cheat Lake)
Light up boat lanterns, Lights all over Cheat lake at 9:30pm Sharp

Coopers Rock Stump Jump 5k

Saturday August 26 2017

Course: Overlook to the Roadside Trail to Laurel Meadows to Rock City and back to the overlook. Hop some rocks and jump some stumps at the fourth 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 of our favorite local forest. Help support the work of the Coopers Rock Foundation as we help with facilities repairs and upgrades.

Songs of Scott’s Run

Sunday August 27 2017

The Songs of Scott’s Run concert will feature the music, wisdom and legacy of a multi-ethnic West Virginia coal camp that knew integration before it was a word. Helping tell the story in the story in blues, rock and roll, gospel and folk songs will be: The Flying Colors, Chris Haddox, Donna Weems, Al Anderson, and Soup Camel. Eve Faulkes will tie it together in narration, and YOU may be invited to participate in this evening of harmony.

The Metropolitan Theatre

371 High Street Morgantown WV United States