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PARKERSBURG — The Knights of Columbus will hold a baked fish dinner at 6 p.m. Friday at 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call-in orders may be made to 304-428-0331.


Williamstown Lions Fundraiser

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williamstown Lions Club will be holding its annual White Cane Day fundraiser from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday. Club members will be bringing awareness of Lions International and their mission to help eliminate blindness and vision diseases. Lions will be collecting money at the intersection of Highland Avenue and W.Va. 14 in front of DaVinci’s restaurant.


Story Hour

NEW MATAMORAS — Registration is underway at the New Matamoras Library for the Fall Story Hour program beginning Sept. 5 and meeting Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the library. Story Hour is an interactive program for 2-5 year olds and their parent/caregiver. There are stories, crafts, creative play and music.

Registration is available by calling 740-865-3386.


Free Concert

PARKERSBURG — The Artsbridge Summer Music in the Park series for 2018 will conclude today with a free concert by the Parkersburg High School Big Red Band under the direction of Dan White, the Parkersburg South High School Patriot Band under the direction of Eric Staats and the new Smoot Youth Band.

The show is 7 p.m. at the band shell. In case of rain, the concert will be relocated to the horseshoe shelter.

Prior to the performances by the high school bands, the newly formed Smoot Youth Band, with almost 50 members from the region, will perform. The group began rehearsing in mid-June and has rehearsed each Monday since then.

The ensemble was the brainchild of Tom Myers, a former fifth-grade band instructor. The young instrumentalists received a personal invitation to be a part of the group because they had exhibited excellent practice habits and had good work habits in class.

The directors are Myers, Melissa Herceg and Felice Jorgeson.

The Summer Music series is hosted by Artsbridge and today’s performance is sponsored by Napoli’s. The free concert is open to all. Donations will be accepted to benefit the high school band programs.