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Casino Night PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia University at Parkersburg Media and Communication Club will host Casino Night at 5:30 p.m. today in the Student Lounge. There will be casino games, concessions and a live and silent auction with goods donated from local businesses. Doors open at ...

Todd Burge to release two albums at Dils Center concert

PARKERSBURG — Singer-songwriter Todd Burge of Parkersburg will be presenting an “albums release concert” on Nov. 2 at the Dils Center, 521 Market St.. Burge recorded his first album 32 years ago, appropriately called “1986 The First Album,” and this year recorded a second album, ...

Parkersburg Pop Con to be Saturday

PARKERSBURG — Lovers of popular culture from books to comics to television to movies and beyond will gather Saturday at West Virginia University at Parkersburg for the third annual Parkersburg Pop Con. The pop culture convention will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in WVU-P’s activity ...

ArtOberfest to be held Saturday

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Art Center will be hosting special events for the final two Saturdays in October. The second annual ArtOberfest will be 5-10 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of Market Street in downtown Parkersburg, which will be closed to traffic during the event. ArtOberfest ...

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Wine Train NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville presents the Fall Wine Express on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway on Saturday at 6 p.m. This is a fundraiser for Stuart’s Opera House with wine and cheese and other treats during a ride through the Hocking Valley. ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra to present Lee Greenwood

CHARLESTON — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is presenting its first Super Pops in almost 20 years as Lee Greenwood and his band joins the Symphony in the newly renovated Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center on Oct. 20. “It will be a spectacular evening with American icon Lee ...

Canine Costume Contest to raise funds Saturday

BELPRE — GFWC Belpre Woman’s Club has partnered with Brett Lyons of Crazy Bone Pet Spa for the fourth year to sponsor the Canine Costume Contest Saturday. Registration starts at 1:30 p.m. at Belpre’s Civitan Park as part of Belpre Lions Club’s Apple Butter Stir-Off. Entry fee per ...

Belpre Apple Butter Stir Off set for weekend

BELPRE — Four decades in the making, the 40th annual Belpre Apple Butter Stir Off will be Saturday and Sunday at Civitan Park. The event will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday with concessions, crafters and vendors, live entertainment and activities. After many ...

Blennerhassett Mansion to be lit by candles this weekend

PARKERSBURG — The annual Blennerhassett Island by Night — The Mansion by Candlelight program will offer visitors to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park the chance to step back in time to experience an autumn celebration as it might once have been done in the years when it served as ...

Allied Artists of WV Juried Exhibition opens at Parkersburg Art Center

PARKERSBURG — The work of artists from across the state of West Virginia will be on display for the next month at the Parkersburg Art Center in downtown Parkersburg. The Allied Artists of West Virginia Juried Exhibition will open with a reception and award ceremony from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at ...

Foliage Tour offers Washington County stops this weekend

DART, Ohio — The 29th annual Fall Foliage Tour and Antique Engine/Equipment Show will celebrate the fall change of colors Saturday and Sunday at several locations along Ohio 26 north of Marietta. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and is sponsored ...

Marietta College presenting ‘Refraction: An Illustrated Journey’

MARIETTA — The Marietta College Art Department is pleased to present “Refraction: An Illustrated Journey. An Exhibition of Illustrations and Infographics by Christina (Biedenbach) Ullman ’93,” on display in Gallery 310 through November 30. An opening reception and brief gallery talk ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players to host Fall Festival of Family Fun

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will be presenting several programs in October as part of the community theater group’s Fall Festival of Family Fun and Friday. The programs will be offered at Players Theatre at Third and Putnam streets in downtown Marietta. Tickets are available at ...

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German Fest PARKERSBURG — The seventh annual German Fest will be Saturday at First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. and food will be served until 3:30 p.m.. Other activities will continue until 4 pm. Homemade German food concessions are a major part of the ...

Wirt County Pioneer Day set for Saturday

ELIZABETH — The 16th annual Wirt County Pioneer Day will be Saturday in the courthouse square in Elizabeth. The Elizabeth Beauchamp Chapter Daughters of American Pioneers organizes the heritage event which will feature vendors, concessions, craft demonstrations, a Ladies Tea, Civil War ...

Ox roast to be held Saturday

MINERAL WELLS —The annual Wood County 4-H Ox Roast will be held 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Pit roast beef will be served with mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade barbecue sauce, green beans, roll, dessert and drink – all for $10. All proceeds support the upkeep of the Wood County 4-H ...

First Lutheran Church to host German Fest

PARKERSBURG — The seventh annual German Fest will be held Oct. 13 at First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. and food will be served until 3:30 p.m.. Other activities will continue until 4 pm. The festival will be held under the big tent on the lawn at ...

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Bonnie “Prince” Billy Concert NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Stuart’s Opera House welcomes Bonnie “Prince” Billy 7:30 p.m. Monday. The man who acts under the name Will Oldham and sings and composes under the name Bonnie “Prince” Billy has, over the past quarter-century, made a mark on ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg to kick off new season

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg will begin its new season with Music Director Lawrence Loh at the helm and a special guest appearance from fan-favorite pianist Jon Nakamatsu on Sept. 30 in Parkersburg. The concert will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Blennerhassett School ...

New Martinsville RegattaFest revving up this weekend

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Powerboat racing is coming to New Martinsville this weekend with RegattaFest on the Ohio River. The free weekend will feature nationally sanctioned championship powerboat racing, entertainment, Kid Zone activities (including inflatables and Get Fit Kids), concessions, car ...