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In the Know: Fun area events

As you read this, I’ll be enjoying my vacation and celebrating my oldest grandson’s third birthday.

It won’t be the same as sitting on a beach or next to a pool, but there are things to check out in the area this week.

Tonight, you can check out Marcus King — Mood Swing World Tour at the Ruby Amphitheater at Hazel Ruby McQuain Park. This is a ticketed event and tickets are $29.75 to $69.75. They are available at or 412-368-1631.

The show starts at 7 p.m.

King is a Grammy-nominated artist, performer and songwriter leading a seven-piece rock band with influences of soul, Americana and country music.  

Spark! Imagination and Science Center will be hosting a new series of the Young at Art program this summer for youth ages 7 and up.

Young at Art:  Koi Ponds will be from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the center in Mountaineer Mall.

Cost is $5 and no registration is required.

Throughout June and July, participants will have the opportunity to mix art, science and social studies by creating faux fossils, magnetic puzzles, abstract art and more. There will be a different theme each week.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, you can help the Appalachian Prison Book Project wrap packages of books to send to incarcerated people in Appalachia.

This takes place at Ascend WV, 1279 University Ave., Morgantown.

Volunteers and community members of all ages are welcome. All materials are supplied.

Y2K Trivia Night to benefit Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at Chestnut Beer Hall, 132 Pleasant St., Morgantown. 

Test your knowledge of the early 2000s with your friends. Cost is $50 per team of three to five players and there are 15 team spaces available.

MCCAC works to provide a safe, supportive environment for children who have experienced abuse or neglect. 

Register your team by contacting Taylor at MCCAC: or 304-598-0344.

The Ruby Summer Concert Series features Ace Frehley, known for his electrifying guitar playing rock ‘n’ roll and heavy metal. Opening the free show Friday is Truckstop, a thrash-based band from Parkersburg. The amphitheater opens at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7.

Pam Queen is editor of The Dominion Post. Contact her with comments and suggestions at