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Marquee on hiatus as venues shut down amid pandemic

MORGANTOWN — You may be wondering why there’s no Marquee page this week. Or, more than likely, you’re not.

Even before Gov. Jim Justice declared bars, restaurants and casinos must be closed across the state, many area businesses and organizations made the decision to cancel upcoming gatherings to help flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic — which officially hit West Virginia on Tuesday. We’ve included a list of cancellations we’ve received below to keep you informed.

This is difficult news for area businesses and venues as well as those they employ, but necessary for us all.

Social distancing is important. The experts agree that by self-quarantining as much as possible, we stand our best chance of weathering the public health crisis we face.

Until further notice, the entertainment page will not appear in the paper. But The Dominion Post would like to know how our readers are coping.

Please share photos showing how you are braving the adversity of quarantine — ideas you’ve had to pass the time, and ways you’ve come up with to stay entertained.

We also know that area artists are finding avenues to get their art out there in safe, innovative ways.

We want to share all of that with you. It allows us to stay connected and support each other.

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Entertainment cancellations

— “The Lion in Winter” set for March 19-21 at M.T. Pockets is canceled.

— Morgantown Art Association’s Kurt Shaw art appraisal fundraiser set for March 21 at the gallery is postponed.

— Cassville and River Road Volunteer Fire Departments Gun Bash set for March 21 at Cassville VFD will be rescheduled.

— The Vox Principalis concert and reception set for March 22 at Spruce Street United Methodist Church is canceled.

— “Finding Neverland” national tour has closed. Ticketholders for the March 23 performance at the WVU Creative Arts Center will automatically be refunded at the point of purchase. Questions regarding refunds should be directed to 304-293-SHOW (7469).

— The Westover Rotary Cash Bash set for March 28 at the Westover VFW is canceled. The club will contact people who bought tickets to return their money. Questions: 304-296-3448.

— WVU Jazz Festival on March 28 at the Creative Arts Center is canceled.

— TEDxWVU “Say it Loud” on March 28 at Creative Arts Center is indefinitely postponed. Ticket-holders will be automatically refunded by the point of purchase. Info: 304-293-SHOW (7469).

— Cabin Fever Craft Show on March 28 at Arthurdale Heritage Inc. is canceled.

— “Mountain Stage” on March 29 at the WVU Creative Arts Center is canceled. All ticket-holders will automatically be refunded by the point of purchase. Questions regarding refunds should be directed to 304-293-SHOW (7469).

— Gallery 62 West will be closed until further notice.

— The Celtic Woman performance scheduled for April 1 at the WVU Creative Arts Center is postponed. Tickets for the April 1 show will be honored at a rescheduled date in spring 2021 to be announced. Information can be found at celtic Patrons are asked to hold on to tickets for the April 1 show until the new date is announced. If ticket-holders are unable to attend the rescheduled date, refunds may be requested by calling the box office at 304-293-SHOW (7469).

— Banff Mountain Film Fest set for April 2 at the Met Theatre is postponed.

— Animal Friends canceled its annual canine egg fetch scheduled for April 4. A spring egg fetch will be held later.

— Morgantown Shootout set for April 4 at Defense in Depth is rescheduled to June 27.

— The Spring Bazaar set for April 4 at Suncrest United Methodist Church, 479 Van Voorhis Road, is canceled.

— The Kingwood Lions Club postponed the April 4 Big Bucks Bingo.

— Morgantown High School Band’s designer bag bingo set for April 5 is postponed.

— All events and programs at Artistry House are canceled.

— March pre-school classes at Make it Awesome are canceled.

— March music events and Bluegrass Thursday at Terra Cafe are canceled.

— March events and programs at The Tea Shoppe are canceled.

— Morgantown Art Association canceled all activities that were scheduled through May 1.

— The Friends of Central Preston Band Gun Bash has been rescheduled to May 9.

— WV Caring’s Spring Bingo set for April 4 and May 2 at Masontown VFD are canceled. These were regularly scheduled bingos. WV Caring hopes to host bingos later in 2020. Info: Call Kim or Misty at 304-864-0884 or 1-800-350-1161.

— The Craig Civic Center in Kingwood will not host any large gatherings.

— All activities scheduled at Wiles Hill Community Building (BOPARC Senior Recreation Center) and the Morgantown Ice Arena have been suspended. through March 31. For updated information and any additional facility closures or cancellations, check BOPARC’s Facebook page or go to

— All American Grand Bash at Hazel & J.W. Ruby Community Center at Mylan Park is rescheduled for July 25.

— The Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center in Clarksburg is postponing/rescheduling all public events through April 12. All events after that date are moving forward as originally planned at this time.

— Cheat River Festival, set for May 1-2, is canceled.

— The Monongahela Master Naturalist chapter postponed classes until at least late April. For more information, email

— Country Roads Jamboree country music shows are canceled until further notice.

— The country music show set for Sunday at the Winfield Community Building is canceled.

— Zenclay is closed for the week. Classes are tentatively pushed back to March 30-April 2. There may be open studio hours next week, but it is dependent on how events unfold. Info:

— Art Classes by Cheryl at Hobby Lobby are suspended until further notice. Request for an individual class taught via FaceTime will be considered for those with an iPhone. Think about what you would like to create or if there is an art project that you have started that you would like some guidance on. You can choose from drawing, acrylic painting or watercolor. You can also request a class tailored to techniques, such as different ways to use watercolor pencils, various blending techniques for acrylics, etc. Length of class time may be adjusted, since the class will be taught via cell phone. The student is to provide all of his or her own supplies. Call 304-906-9267 to register and to find out what supplies you will need. Payment options will be discussed upon registration.

— Destination Producing’s “West Side Story,” which was set for September, has been postponed until late fall or early spring. Info: 304-381-4332.

— St. Thomas à Becket Church has canceled services and events for three Sundays. The Montani String Quartet performance may be rescheduled for May.

— Sagebrush Round-Up will be closed at least for the next two weeks. The full membership meeting set for Saturday is canceled.

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