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Whale of a Sale

PARKERSBURG – The Junior League of Parkersburg will hold its Whale of a Sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the City Park Pavilion. Admission is $2. Sale proceeds support the Junior League of Parkersburg and its community projects. The Junior League will accept donations 6-8 p.m. today at the Pavilion for the sale. Members ask that donations be in good condition. No paints, box TVs, hazardous materials, adult clothes or car seats will be accepted. Needed are baby and kids clothes, baby items, dishes, kitchenware, toys and furniture.


PARKERSBURG – A spaghetti dinner will be held 6 p.m. today at the Knights of Columbus Council Home, 1010 Market St. The cost is $8. Take-out is available by calling 304-428-0331.

Benefit dinner

LUBECK – A benefit dinner will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lubeck Community Building. Live bands, concessions and a silent auction are scheduled. Donations are being accepted. For information, call Ray Fought 304-485-6390.

Evergreen Series

MARIETTA – The Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series at Washington State Community College will present a free concert featuring the Athenia Chamber Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Graham Auditorium at the college. The Athenia Chamber Ensemble features Alison Brown Sincoff (flute), Michele Fiala (oboe) and Matthew Morris (bassoon) with Gail Berenson (piano). The opening and reception for the Spring Semester Art Exhibit also will be 6:30 p.m. Saturday prior to the concert. The exhibit features altered photographic images and monoprints by local artist Michelle Waters. Her exhibit is on display in the auditorium lobby and second-floor hall gallery of the Arts & Sciences Building.


ST. MARYS – The St. Marys Community Concert Band will present its first free concert of the 2015 season at 7 p.m. Saturday at the St. Marys Marina. New band members are welcome for practices at any time, which are held at the marina at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. For more information, call 740-473-9076, or

Jazz program

MARIETTA – Michael Tobar & Friends Jazz will present “Jazz on Broadway – Musicals” at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Castle, 418 Fourth St. Admission is $12.50 for non-members, $11.25 for members and $10 for students. For reservations call 740-373-4180. The Castle is handicap and wheelchair accessible. Limited handicap parking is in the rear of The Castle via High School Lane.


PARKERSBURG – The Humane Society of Parkersburg will hold a Troll Bead and Basket Bingo on 6 p.m. Saturday at Criss Elementary School. Doors open at 5 p.m. Cost is $20 for 25 games. Early Bird tickets are available at Mulberry Lane and Buttermore Jewelers in Parkersburg.

School carnival

MARIETTA – The Warren Elementary School Carnival will be held 4 p.m. Saturday at the school at 16855 Ohio 550. Games, a country store, concessions, bingo and a silent auction are planned.

School play

PARKERSBURG – The Blennerhassett Junior Thespian Troupe will hold its sixth annual Dinner Theater at 6 p.m. Saturday at Blennerhassett Middle School on Jewell Road. Tickets for the baked chicken dinner and show are $15 for adults and $10 for children. The show begins at 7 p.m. For the show only, the cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children. This year’s production is “Disney’s Aladdin Jr.,” part of the Broadway Junior Collection, and is being presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International. The show also will be presented at 2 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. April 17 in the Blennerhassett School Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children. The production will end with the Character Pancake Breakfast at 10 a.m. April 18. The cost is $10 for adults and $8 for children for the breakfast and show. For the show only, the cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children.

Senior Dance/Dinner

PARKERSBURG – The Parkersburg Moose Lodge will host its monthly Senior Dance and Dinner 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the lodge on West Virginia 95. The free event is open to the public and dinner is served to all attending. Dress is casual.


MARIETTA – The Betsey Mills Club will hold a purse bingo fundraiser 2 p.m. Sunday at the club at 300 Fourth St. Doors open at 1 p.m. Cost is $20 for 20 games. Tickets are on sale at the Betsey Mills Club or by calling 740-373-4981 for more information.


MARIETTA – The Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department will hold a chicken or fish dinner at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the fire department on Ohio 26.

Soup luncheon

BEVERLY – An all-you-can-eat soup luncheon will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the Beverly Masonic Lodge. The cost is by donation for four soups with sandwish and dessert. Carry-out and delivery are available by calling 740-984-2826.

Benefit dinner

LUBECK – A spaghetti benefit dinner will be held noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Lubeck Volunteer Fire Station. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 12 and under. There will be raffles, a silent auction and entertainment. Proceeds benefit Team Michelle and the Marshall family. For information, call Angie Stewart at 304-488-5482, Kristi Hadfield at 304-679-8766 or Tara Snider at 740-525-7512.

Youth auditions

PARKERSBURG – The Theatre de Jeunesse youth theater program will hold auditions Saturday and Sunday for local high school and early college aged young adults for a July production of “Noises Off.”

There will be openings for castmembers and for technical crew.

Those preferring technical theatre can register instead to join the technical crew to assist the Technical Director in the design and creation of the set, props, lights, and sound for the production; provide the technical support for the production as stage crew, stage manager, assistant stage manager, and lightboard and sound operators; assist the costumers in the research, design, and construction of costumes; and register as student interns to learn the principles of directing, costuming, makeup/hair, or properties and provide hands-on assistance with these activities.

Auditions and tech registration will be held 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Hermann Fine Arts Center, 500 Butler St., Marietta, and 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Parkersburg Academy, 1800 38th St.

More information can be found on the website at or on Facebook at Theatre de Jeunesse or by emailing

The program is presented with financial assistance from the Ohio Arts Council, The Oakland Foundation, the Belpre Area Community Development Foundation, The Bernard McDonough Foundation, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and in partnership with Easton Printing, the Parkersburg Art Center, and Allohak Council 618 of the Boy Scouts of America.


PARKERSBURG – Local students as part of the 18th annual Missoula Children’s Theatre program will present “Aladdin” in two shows 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Smoot Theatre, 213 Fifth St.

Admission will be $9 for adults and $7 for students. Reserve seats and information is available by calling 304-422-7529.

The program is part of the Kids Club Series at the Smoot for children as an introduction to live theater and the performing arts.

Beginning with auditions on Monday, about 50 local children spent every evening this week learning and rehearsing the play with the help of directors, costumes and props provided by MCT. The children range from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Fine arts festival

MARIETTA – The 10th annual Marietta City Schools Fine Arts Festival will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Marietta High School gymnasium and auditorium. Admission is free. More than 300 musical performers and 300 works of art will be featured from students in first through 12th grades.

Book sale

PARKERSBURG – The Parkersburg/Wood County Library Friends of the Library Book Sale will begin Thursday, April 16, and will continue through April 18 at the library at 3100 Emerson Ave. in Parkersburg. Friends members only will be able to shop from 3-8 p.m. April 16 and 9 a.m. to noon April 17. The sale will open to the public from noon to 4:30 p.m. April 17 and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 18. Friends of the Library memberships are available at the circulation desk any time and at the lower library doors on the days of the sale.

Bowling Ball V

PARKERSBURG – The West Virginia Symphony League’s Bowling Ball V, an annual fundraiser, will be held 6-9 p.m. Saturday at Emerson Lanes.

The event was rescheduled from Feb. 21 because of imclement weather. Singles, couples and teams can participate for $45 per person. Participants will bowl three games, have a buffet dinner and two drinks. Prizes will be awarded for high and low scores and high team score. The fundraiser features a corporate division at $200 for a team of four bowlers. The dinner and prizes are the same, although corporate teams have the chance to win the league’s traveling Golden Bowling Pin Trophy.