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Baked Steak Dinner

PARKERSBURG — A baked steak dinner will be 6 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus at 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Take-out orders available by calling Call 304-428-0331.


Vienna events

VIENNA — A pair of activities will be Friday and Saturday. Zumba at Jackson Park Pool parking lot will be 7-9 p.m. Friday. A First Responders Back to School Bash will be 1-4 p.m. Saturday at Spencer Park in Vienna.


Yard Sale and Bake Sale

PARKERSBURG — A Christmas in August Yard Sale/Bake Sale will be 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Edgelawn United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 4804 Fourth Ave. There will be Christmas decorations of all kinds, craft/gift table, Christmas clothing, winter coats and outerwear, along with food and drinks.


Plant exchange

MARIETTA — A “Bring One … Take One Flower and Seed Exchange: will be Saturday in upper Muskingum Park in the 500 block of Front Street. Bring plants at 9 a.m. and the plant exchange begins at 10 a.m. Bring either a plant, seeds or bulbs to share. Label each so the new owner will know the name, planting instructions, color, bloom seasons and others. Extra shovels, gardening tools, aprons, ceramic pots, unopened soil and fertilizer and garden decorations may also be exchanged. These items must be in good condition, clean and useable, but no recyclable containers. The Recycling Center has gardening pots and containers that may be obtained for free at 915 Gilman St.


Wine Express

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Stuart’s Opera House presents their fundraiser, Summer Wine Express, on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway on Friday at 7 p.m. Wine and cheese and other treats will be provided while taking a ride through the Hocking Valley. The coach car is a renovated historic train car with cushioned bench seats. First class features a more modern experience with airline-style seats and a complimentary Stuart’s Opera House wine glass. The train leaves at 7 p.m. from the Nelsonville Depot at 33 Canal St. in Athens County. Tickets and more information are available at 740-753-1924 or on the web at



CRESTON — The Creston Community Building will have a sing Saturday, with doors opening at 5 p.m. and music starting at 6 p.m. Groups will perform in order they sign up. The kitchen will be open and selling food. A 50/50 drawing will be offered.


Poetry in Art

MARIETTA — Sixteen noted poets from the Athens, Marietta and Parkersburg area and 23 artists, which include members of Riverside Artists Gallery, past members and visiting artists, have combined talents to create “Poetry in Art,” a collaborative exhibit, which opens at Riverside Artists Gallery, 219 Second St., on Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Regional poets submitted diverse works which were then selected by the artists as sources of inspiration. The resulting artwork engages with the style or subject matter of the poetry, the gallery said. The exhibit will feature artistic media ranging from painting, photography, sculpture, woodwork, ceramics, glass, to mixed-media and collage. Each work of art will be displayed beside the poem that inspired it.

A poetry reading by the participating poets and a discussion by the artists of how the poetry inspired their art pieces will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at the opening reception. Attendees will learn how works of poetry have inspired works of art.

The show continues through Sept. 29.