July 11

City Draft Annexation Plan Open House: First of Four

North Elementary School, 825 Chestnut Ridge Road, Thurs. 6–8 p.m., morgantown.gov
Ask questions and express your opinion on this important proposal.

July 11–12

WV Black Bears vs. Aberdeen

Monongalia County Ballpark, 2040 Gyorko Drive, Granville, Thurs. 6:35 p.m., Fri. 7:05 p.m., 304.293.7910, westvirginiablackbears.com
The Black Bears take on the IronBirds. Thursday: Bobblehead Night; Friday: Fireworks. $8.75–$12.75

July 11–13

Waterman’s Feast

Hill & Hollow, 709 Beechurst, Thurs.–Sat., 304.241.4551, @hillandhollowwv
Cuisine of the Chesapeake Bay

July 12

Jim Dunn Run

Wharf Street Parking Garage, Fri. 5 p.m.
The 5-mile run is part of the Morgantown Gran Prix Series—or enjoy the evening with the 2-mile walk. The event raises money for the Jim Dunn Memorial Scholarships that benefit West Virginia high school senior athletes continuing in track or cross country in college. $30, $35 day of

July 12–14, 19–21

An Ideal Husband

M.T. Pockets Theatre, 203 Parsons Street, Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m., 304.284.0049, mtpocketstheatre.com
This classic Oscar Wilde comedy tells the story of Robert Chiltern, the undersecretary for foreign affairs, who is hosting a party with his steadfast wife. The party is crashed by Mrs. Cheveley, who confronts Chiltern with a damning note from his past. Cheveley demands that he support one of her fraudulent schemes, or she’ll release the note and ruin his life. It’s a social satire revolving around blackmail and political corruption and touching on the themes of public and private honor. The action is set in Washington, D.C., in “the present,” and takes place over the course of 24 hours. $7/$10

July 12–14

NEARBY Dirt Rag Dirt Fest West Virginia

Big Bear Lake Campground, 450 Big Bear Lake Drive, Bruceton Mills, Fri. 11 a.m.–Sun. 5 p.m., dirtragdirtfest.com
Celebrate mountain biking in West Virginia with demos on the latest bike products, shuttle service, skills clinics, group rides, Friday and Saturday night music, kids’ rides, educational seminars, an evening movie, and more. New in 2019: Saturday evening costume party, more women-specific clinics and rides, a free digital subscription to Dirt Rag Magazine, and more. $80–$150

July 13

NEARBY New Deal Festival

Arthurdale, Sat. 10 a.m.–5 p.m., 304.864.3959, newdealfestival.org
Celebrate the history of this New Deal community with crafts and farmers’ markets, live music, a vintage car and tractor show, artisan demonstrations, and activities for all ages.

Morgantown Housing Fair

Morgantown Mall, Sat. 11 a.m.–2 p.m., 304.216.1949
Are you searching for affordable or accessible housing? Tired of commuting to town for work or school? Ready to buy a home? Meet rental managers, lenders, agents, and builders, explore downpayment assistance and special financing programs for veterans and low-to-moderate-income borrowers. Kids’ activities, door prizes, and more. Free.

WORTH THE DRIVE Stream Snorkeling

Shaver’s Fork Stuart Recreation Area, Elkins Sat., 304.413.0945, wvlandtrust.org
Explore beneath the surface of the river―snorkel gear provided.

Ruby Hornsby

Chestnut Ridge Park, Sat. 6–8:30 p.m., @chestnutridgeparkwv
Live music in a casual outdoor setting. $5; under 7 free

July 15

City Draft Annexation Plan Open House: Second of Four

BOPARC Marilla Center, Mon. 6:30–8:30 p.m., morgantown.gov
Ask questions and express your opinion on this important proposal.

July 17

High Street Cruise-in

High Street, Wed. 4–8 p.m.
High Street will be lined with classic and custom cars and trucks so you can get a good look at all the cool cruisers.

July 17–19

WV Black Bears vs. State College

Monongalia County Ballpark, 2040 Gyorko Drive, Granville, Wed. & Thurs. 6:35 p.m., Fri. 7:05 p.m., 304.293.7910, westvirginiablackbears.com
The Black Bears get a second chance at the Spikes. Wednesday: Pittsburgh Pirates Night; Thursday: Ladies’ Night; Friday: Fireworks. $8.75–$12.75

July 18

City Draft Annexation Plan Open House: Third of Four

Morgantown Municipal Airport ARFF Training Room, 100 Hart Field Road, Thurs. 1–3 p.m., morgantown.gov 
Ask questions and express your opinion on this important proposal.

BOPARC’s Sounds of Summer Concert Series: Steel Drums by C.B. Studios

Krepps Park, 1235 Parkview Drive, Thurs. 7 p.m., “BOPARC” on Facebook
Take a lawn chair or blanket. Free

July 18–20

Return of the Killer Tomatoes

Hill & Hollow, 709 Beechurst, Thurs.–Sat., 304.241.4551, @hillandhollowwv
Tomatoes are the best fruit.

July 19–21 and 25–27

The Outsiders

Monongalia Arts Center, 107 High Street, Fri. & Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., Thurs.–Sat. 8 p.m., 304.292.3325, monartscenter.com
Set in 1960s Oklahoma, the play follows a young greaser, Ponyboy, amidst a societal conflict between the upper-class “Socs” and lower-class “Greasers.” The situation escalates after the death of a Soc at the hands of Ponyboy’s best friend. Ponyboy’s journey explores the struggles of growing up, family, and finding himself despite being different from everyone he’s ever known. Under the direction of Morgantown native Bailey McCord, the show boasts a dynamic cast of students and members of the community. The Outsiders offers a cross-generational theatrical experience that is engaging for audiences of all ages. $10.

July 20

Annual MedExpress Kids’ Day

High Street downtown, Sat. 10 a.m.–2 p.m., downtownmorgantown.com
Kids enjoy dozens of scheduled events including games, crafts, a giant sandbox, water play, and gifts from local organizations. Free

Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers

Chestnut Ridge Park, Sat. 6–8:30 p.m., @chestnutridgeparkwv
Live music in a casual outdoor setting. $5; under 7 free

July 21

A Season of Good Taste: Summer Sunday Brunch

West Virginia Botanic Garden, 1061 Tyrone Road, Sun. 11 a.m., 304.322.2093, wvbg.org
Chef Don Champion from Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, will prepare a delectable array of brunch entrees and libations to bring in the lazy days of summer. $65

July 22

City Draft Annexation Plan Open House: Fourth of Four

Morgantown Event Center, 3 Waterfront Place, Mon. 6–8 p.m., morgantown.gov
Ask questions and express your opinion on this important proposal.

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