Retirees Association

 Upcoming Events

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

Potomac Eagle Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad Excursion
October 25, 2017
9:30 a.m. departure
Romney, West Virginia

Registration for this event is closed.
Retirees will travel to Romney WV by chartered bus to ride the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad. They will enjoy a narrated excursion through a tranquil and pristine mountain valley. The valley is also the eastern home of the American bald eagle. Don’t be surprised to see these superb flyers.  Bring your cameras and binoculars.  Hopefully the leaves will be beautiful.  For details and to reserve your seat(s), see Potomac Eagle.

Book of Mormon Book of Mormon
October 29, 2017
7 a.m. departure
Kennedy Center
Washington DC

Registration for this event is closed.
Retirees will travel to Washington DC by chartered bus to see the musical comedy The Book of Mormon.  The play is a nine-time Tony winner including Best Musical.  It's about two young Mormon missionaries who travel to Africa to preach the Mormon religion.  For trip details and to reserve your seat(s), see The Book of Mormon

CRF LectureCommittee of Retired Faculty Lecture
November 1, 2017
2:30 p.m.
Great Room, The Village at Heritage Point

The next WVU Committee of Retired Faculty monthly lecture features Dr. Ronald Lewis, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, Eberly College.  Dr. Lewis' topic is Still Aspiring to Greatness at 150 All members of the Retirees Association are invited. 

Modest Inheritance WVURA Book Club
November 3, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Heritage Place

A Modest Inheritance by Carol Bird plus The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elizabeth Bailey will be discussed at our November meeting.  For more information about the book club or the selections, see Book Club.

Figaro Figaro at the Benedum
November 12, 2017
10:30 a.m. departure

We’ll travel to Pittsburgh by chartered bus to see the opera The Marriage of Figaro. It is one of the most popular comic operas of all time.  It is filled with amusing cases of mistaken identity and romantic subterfuge, plus music by Mozart at the height of his powers.  Byron Nelson will give a pre-opera and post-opera talk. Tickets have been substantially discounted by the Benedum. For details and to reserve your seat(s), see Figaro.

Coffee Cups Coffee Chat
November 14, 2017
9:00 a.m.
Terra Cafe

Join members of the Retirees Association for a casual gathering at the Cafe for coffee, pastries, or even breakfast. The cost is on your own, but the company is free! Come and chat with retirees who have gathered.

Shane Lyons Lyons on Athletics
November 15, 2017
12 Noon
Room 251
WVU Coliseum

Shane Lyons is the director of athletics and an associate vice president on the senior leadership team.  This year is his third full year as AD.  The past year was one of the best in WVU history for the sports teams.  In addition, there were rave reviews about the major renovations to both the coliseum and the stadium.  Join us to hear what he has to say about the upcoming year.  To register for the event, see Lyons on Athletics.  

BFP 092017Backpack Feeding Program
November 15, 2017
1:00 p.m.
Scott's Run Settlement House

WVURA members will pack food bags with weekend meals for school children.  There are over 800 children in this program in Monongalia County.  We go as a group, work hard, but have a good time!  We understand that not everyone will be able to be there every time but, the more helpers we have, the faster it will go.  Remember: Many hands make light work. 

Love Never Dies Love Never Dies
2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 6, 2018, or
1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 7, 2018
Benedum Center

Retirees will join a Budget Charters trip for one of the  matinee performances of Love Never Dies on either Saturday, January 6, or Sunday, January 7, 2018.  Love Never Dies is a follow up to The Phantom of the Opera. For details and how to get tickets, see Love Never Dies .

Wicked Wicked
February, 4, 2018
1:00 p.m.
Benedum Center

Retirees will join a Budget Charters trip for a matinee performance of Wicked on Sunday, February 4, 2018.  Wicked is about what happened in the Land of Oz before Dorothy arrived. It's about the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good.  For details and how to get tickets, see Wicked.