Retirees Association

 Upcoming Events

Please note our inclement weather policy: If Monongalia County schools are closed, our event is canceled.

The WVURA Book Club meets monthly except for July and August.  If you want more information about the club, go to Book Club.

 
Book - The Truth About Animals
WVURA Book Club
Friday, February 2, 2024


The February book is The Truth About Animals: Stoned Sloths, Lovelorn Hippos, and other Tales from the Wild Side of Wildlife by Lucy Cooke.  You've probably never considered if moose get drunk, or worker ants lay about. They do -- and that's just for starters. In this book, Lucy Cooke lays bare the secret -- and often hilarious -- habits of the animal kingdom.


Bowling on Mondays
Bowling on Mondays
Starting Monday, February 5, 2024

Retirees will bowl at Suburban Lanes each Monday in February beginning Monday, February 5.  We will begin at 10:00 a.m. and be done around noon.  The games are $3.00 each.  Shoes are free.  If you have questions, you can contact Lana Cantoni at 304-685-4532


Tales of the Maya Skies
Tales of the Maya Skies
Thursday, February 29, 2024


We have reserved the WVU Planetarium at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 29, 2024 exclusively for retirees to see the introduction entitled Night Sky Tonight and the film Tales of the Maya Skies.  For more information and a reservation link, see Maya Skies.

Book - The Wager
WVURA Book Club
Friday, March 1, 2024


The March book is The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder by David Grann.  On January 28, 1742, a ramshackle vessel of patched-together wood and cloth washed up on the coast of Brazil. Inside were thirty emaciated men, barely alive, and they had an extraordinary tale to tell. The men, after being marooned for months and facing starvation, built the flimsy craft and sailed for more than a hundred days, traversing 2500 miles of storm-wracked seas. They were greeted as heroes.


Morgantown History Museum
Morgantown History Museum
Tour and Scavenger Hunt
Tuesday, March 12, 2024


Join retirees for a tour and scavenger hunt at the Morgantown History Museum.  The museum will open exclusively for retirees on Tuesday, March 12, at 2:00 p.m.  The museum is free to visit and you’ll be among the first to see the renovations and new exhibits. For details and a registration form, see Morgantown History Museum.  


Book - Robert E Lee
WVURA Book Club
Friday, April 5, 2024


The April Book is Robert E. Lee and Me: A Southerner's Reckoning with the Myth of the Lost Cause by Ty Seidule. In a forceful but humane narrative, former soldier and head of the West Point history department, Ty Seidule's Robert E. Lee and Me challenges the myths and lies of the Confederate legacy―and explores why some of this country’s oldest wounds have never healed. (blurb from Amazon)

Blood DriveBlood Drive
Tuesday, April 16, 2024


The Retirees Association will partner with the Red Cross to sponsor a blood drive on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.  The drive will be from 9:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the Nutting Gallery at the WVU Erickson Alumni Center.  For details or questions, contact our event coordinator at Sonja.Wilson@mail.wvu.edu.

MemphisAmerica's Music Cities
April 21 - April 28 2024


Reservations for this trip are closed.

In 2024, retirees will travel on a Collette Tour to America's Music Cities: New Orleans, Memphis, and Nashville.  It's an eight-day trip when you can visit the French Quarter, Graceland, and the Ryman Auditorium. 


Maritimes Discover Maritimes Coastal Wonders
August 25 - September 4, 2024

In August 2024, retirees will travel on a Collette Tour to the Canadian provinces to visit Nova Scotia,  Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick,  It's an eleven-day trip where you will see the rugged and pristine beauty of the Atlantic coast.  It's the perfect time of the year to visit.  For more information, see  Discover Maritimes.