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Spring Dinner

VIENNA — The Sons of Italy of the Mid-Ohio Valley will hold its annual spring social dinner 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on 55th Street. The dinner is free to members and those interested in joining the club. Members are encouraged to bring a covered dish. Beverages and appetizers will be provided.

Pancake Breakfast

BELPRE — An all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast to benefit the Belpre Civitan Club for scholarships, the Park Lighting Committee and American flags for the schools, among other projects, will be held 7-11 a.m. Saturday at the Civitan Park by the swimming pool. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.


PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Homecoming Designer Purse Bingo will be held 6 p.m. Saturday at the Moose Lodge. Doors open 4:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale in advance at Buttermore’s and will be available at the door.


PARKERSBURG — Bingo will be held 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Parkersburg Moose Lodge. For more information, call 304 422-6176.


PARKERSBURG — The Humane Society of Parkersburg will hold a basket and cash bingo 5 p.m. Saturday at Gihon Elementary School. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. The cost is $25 for 25 games. There will be 10 games with baskets and 15 cash games, with 13 of those for $100 and two games for $200. There will be concessions, drawings and raffles. Reserved seating is also available for $20 per table. Call 304-482-5977 to make a reservation. Extra door prize tickets will be given for bringing in items for the shelter. All proceeds to support the Parkersburg Humane Society.

Spring Fling

RAVENSWOOD — The Spring Fling will be held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the North United Methodist Church, Washington and Brown streets. Proceeds will go toward upgrading the parsonage.

Reuben Sandwich Sale

PARKERSBURG — The Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St., will hold a public reuben sandwich sale 6 p.m. Friday. French Fries, cole slau and take out is available by calling 304 428-0331.

Seniors Meeting

VIENNA – The Vienna Senior Citizens Association will hold a covered dish luncheon meeting noon Friday in the Vienna Senior Citizens Center, 706 29th St. Seniors over 55 are invited to attend.

Everyone attending is asked to bring a favorite dish of food, salad or dessert and a friend, and ham, drinks and tableware will be provided. This will be the Easter dinner.

After the luncheon/meeting, the featured speaker will be Toni DeVore about weather and clouds.

The Vienna Senior Center is open 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and 6-10 p.m. Friday.

Free movie night is 6 p.m. April 20 when “La La Land” will be shown.

A few seats remain for the Valley Gem dinner boat ride on May 16. Payment is due 9 p.m. April 20. For more information, call 304 917-3789.

Sunday Dinner

CUTLER — The Third Sunday Dinner will be held noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road. The Federal Creek Indian Organization of Ohio is the host. On the menu is ham, two sides, a drink and a homemade dessert and live musical entertainment. Meals are $7 for adults and $4 for children. Proceeds benefit the Community Center.


BARLOW — Tom Roddey will perform 7 p.m. today at Barlow Library on Ohio 339. The program is presented by Friends of Barlow Library. It is free and open to the public. Reserve a seat by calling 740-678-0103.


MARIETTA — A pancake breakfast to benefit the Washington County 4-H Shooting Sports Program will be held 8:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at Applebee’s Restaurant. The cost is $5. A silent auction during the breakfast will provide an additional opportunity to support the 4-H fundraiser.

Boilen Showcase

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Stuart’s Opera House welcomes NPR Music’s Bob Boilen for a special showcase of music featuring Valerie June, Julie Byrne and River Whyless on Friday at 8 p.m.

This show is presented in collaboration with The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, in partnership with the Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series, the School of Media Arts & Studies, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, WOUB Public Media, and Arts for OHIO.

Boilen, host of NPR’s “All Songs Considered” and the creator and host of NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concerts,” will curate the evening, which will feature short interview segments with each performer. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for a happy hour before the show, with music starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale at (740) 753-1924 or

Anniversary Dinner

MARIETTA — The Castle will celebrate Marietta’s 230th anniversary 6 p.m. Monday at the First Congregational Church with a dinner intended to be an interpretation of “the first public celebration of Marietta or the Northwest Territory” on July 4, 1788.

The menu is Russian salad with Indian bread as the first course, smoked turkey breast with dressing, venison sausage with mustard sauce, pickled cucumbers, Boston baked beans, baked corn for the second course and choice of peach cobbler, chocolate pie of Daphne’s sponge cake for the third choice.

Cost is $40 for nonmembers and $36 for members. Call 740-373-4180 to register.

Bluegrass Performance

GLENVILLE — The Glenville State College Bluegrass Band will perform 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Normantown School Gym.

The band is comprised of students enrolled in the Glenville State bachelor of arts degree program in bluegrass music administered and taught by Megan E. Darby, who just completed her doctoral degree. It has performed at bluegrass festivals in Kentucky, North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee and New York and with stars like Jessie McReynolds, Tom T. Hall and Ronnie Reno, among others.

The band also recently recorded a CD at Tom T. and Dixie Hall’s studio and some members have recorded in Nashville.

The Bluegrass Music program at Glenville State was started in 2002 by Buddy Griffith, a professional musician and fiddle player as a certificated program. It was was extended to a four-year bachelor’s of arts program by the West Virginia Higher Education Commission in 2007 through the efforts of Griffith and the Fine Arts Department Chairman John McKinney.

Sponsoring the performance is the Normantown Historical Community Center as a part of the Center’s Mountain Heritage Music Program. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for high school and elementary students and free for children under 10.

Concessions will be available at 6 p.m.