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Concert

BARLOW — A concert by Tom Roddey will be 7 p.m. today at Barlow Library on Ohio 339. The event is free and open to the public.

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Fish fries

PARKERSBURG — Area organizations will be holding Lenten fish fries over the next few weeks.

* Parkersburg Knights of Columbus will be 6 p.m. Friday at 1010 Market St. in downtown Parkersburg. The menu will include baked or fried Fish, steamed or fried shrimp or sides. The event is open to the public. Takeout is available by calling 304-428-0331.

* In Little Hocking, St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus will be 5-7 p.m. Fridays through April 12 at St. Ambrose Church, School House Road, Little Hocking. The cost is $9 and the event is open to the public. Takeout orders can be placed at the door.

* St. John Catholic Church, 310 Washington St., St. Marys, will be 4-6 p.m. Dinners will include Coleman’s fish and sides. The cost is $8 for a one-piece of fish dinner and $10 for a two-piece fish dinner. Takeout dinners are available.

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Ballet performance

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Company will present a new original ballet “Little Women” 7 p.m. Friday at Marietta High School Auditorium. Reserved seat tickets for the ballet are $15 for adults and $8 for children under 18 and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased at the MOVB Office, 1311 Ann St., Parkersburg, where box office hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 4:30-7:30 p.m. or by calling 304-422-5538 before March 26. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the performance, box office choice only.

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Empty Bowls Luncheon

WILLIAMSTOWN — The Empty Bowls Luncheon will be 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, 304 West Fifth St. The cost is $12 for adults and $10 for children which includes lunch and a soup bowl. Proceeds benefit local food pantries.

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Spring craft fair

VIENNA — The Wayside Youth Spring Vendor and Craft Fair will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church at 3001 Grand Central Ave. Admission is free. There will be concessions and 29 vendors and crafters. Proceeds benefit youth missions.

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Bingo

CUTLER — Longaberger Basket Bingo will be held Saturday at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road. Doors open at 11 a.m. and bingo begins at noon. There will be concessions, country store, raffles and drawings. For early bird tickets and a chance for the Early Bird drawing, or for more information call Margaret at 740-989-2230.

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Sportsman Expo

PARKERSBURG — The third annual Mid-Ohio Valley Sportsman Expo will be 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the E.L.I.T.E. Sports Center. The event is sponsored by Grace Gospel, Tri-City Baptist and Bethel Baptist churches. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children ages 12 and under with a paid adult. The guest speaker will be Brandon Baker from South Central Pennsylvania. Baker is a disabled veteran for the Army who supports the Wounded Warrior Project and other organizations that afford the opportunity for veterans to be able to hunt. There will be vendors, seminars and a National Turkey Calling Qualifier Contest hosted by the National Wild Life Turkey Federation. This year’s grand prize given away after the guest speaker is a trip for four people to hunt in South Africa valued at over $14,000. Ticket holders must be present to win this trip and the many other door prizes that will be given out throughout the event.

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Bingo

PARKERSBURG — Big Reds Archery will hold a purse/Thirty-One Bingo on Sunday at Hamilton Middle School. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 2 p.m. The cost is $20 for 20 games. There will be door prizes, drawings, a Chinese auction and concessions. An extra coverall card is available for $5 or donation of a bag of dog or cat food.

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Used book sale

VIENNA — The Vienna Public Library will hold its spring Friends of the Library book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5-6 at the library on River Road. For Friends members, the sale will begin early on April 4 from 6-8 p.m. Memberships are $5 per year. Prices will be 50 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hardcovers on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, the cost is $2 per bag. Proceeds from the sale help support summer reading program, guest speakers for special events, supporting programs for youth and adult services and any other services the Friends can help the Vienna Public Library provide to the community.

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