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Watercolor exhibit opens on Sunday

PARKERSBURG — Artists from seven states will be represented in the new exhibit opening this weekend at the Parkersburg Art Center. The West Virginia Watercolor Society’s National Juried Exhibition will open Sunday with a reception from 1-3:30 at the art center at Eighth and Market ...

Henry Cooper Log Cabin opens for season

PARKERSBURG — The Henry Cooper Log Cabin Museum in Parkersburg’s City Park will open for the season Sunday with tours and free admission. The Centennial Chapter of the Daughters of American Pioneers, which operates the log cabin museum, will hold its Henry Cooper Day from 1-4 p.m. Sunday ...

Library ready for summer

PARKERSBURG — Public libraries across West Virginia will offer programs this summer to keep children and teens engaged in learning while school is out. This year’s events incorporate music with the Libraries Rock theme. Each year, the West Virginia Library Commission and the ...

Vandalia-Con set for May 25-26 in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The fifth annual Vandalia-Con Steampunk Convention will be coming to Parkersburg with the goal of raising awareness about breast cancer. This year’s event will be May 25-26 at the Blennerhassett Hotel at Fourth and Juliana streets in downtown Parkersburg, featuring activities ...

Houses to be featured on Marietta tour

MARIETTA — Some people experience Marietta’s rich history by looking at exhibits or reading about it. Others live in it. Allan and Jane Crumrine don’t know who built their Victorian era house on Fifth Street, two blocks north of the Marietta College campus, or exactly when it was ...

Mid-Ohio Valley to hold Memorial Day events

PARKERSBURG — Several communities in the Mid-Ohio Valley will be celebrating Memorial Day with parades and ceremonies during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Two ceremonies in Parkersburg will be held Saturday, while Sunday will feature two programs in Ravenswood. Most other programs in ...

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Fish Fry MARIETTA — The Right Path for Washington County will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry 5-8 p.m. May 25 at VFW Post 5108, 319 Pike St. Tickets are $10 and are available from any board member, at the door, or by calling 374-6990. Sale PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Historical and ...

Parkersburg High School A Cappella Choir to present concert

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg High School A Cappella Choir will present its annual Spring Concert 7 p.m. today in the auditorium. The concert will open with the national anthem then “Consecrate the Place and Day” by Lloyd Pfauchst and “Loch Lomond” featuring soloists Josiah ...

Smoot Theatre Vocal Ensembles to perform

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre Vocal Ensembles will present their final concert of the year at 3 p.m. Sunday at The Smoot Theatre, 213 Fifth St., downtown Parkersburg. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. The choral groups are The Smoot Theatre ...

AKC-sanctioned dog show opens Friday at Washington County Fairgrounds

MARIETTA — Upwards of a thousand dogs, their owners and families, judges and handlers, are arriving in Marietta this weekend to field their canines in the annual American Kennel Club sanctioned show organized by the Blennerhassett and Magic Valley kennel clubs. The show opens Friday at 8 ...

Boom Fest to be held at Peoples Bank Theatre

MARIETTA — Three local musicians will lend their talents to an event designed to support services offered by the O’Neill Center. O’Neill Center Boom Fest will be held at Peoples Bank Theatre on Friday and will feature Waterford resident Chasiti Murphy, Parkersburg native John Kunze and ...

Grammy winner to perform in McConnelsville

MCCONNELSVILLE, Ohio — Multi-Grammy Award winner Linda Davis will perform May 19 at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are available online at OhioValleyOpry.com, or by calling the office at 740-525-9218. Davis has a ...

New Era Kite Fest takes flight in Mineral Wells on Saturday

MINERAL WELLS — The New Era Kite Fest will be Saturday and Sunday at Mineral Wells Elementary School on West Virginia 14. Organized by the New Era School Museum, the free festival will run from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. both days. There will be kites, food, concessions, inflatables and other ...

Fairy Tale Ball slated for May 19 in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The Children’s Home Society of West Virginia is holding its fourth annual Fairy Tale Ball beginning at 6 p.m. May 19 at the Nemesis Shrine Center in Parkersburg. Admission is $50 per person and $80 per couple and formal attire is requested. Tickets are available at the CHS ...

Ratha Con opens Friday in Athens

ATHENS — The seventh annual Ratha Con, a pop culture convention, will be held Friday and Saturday in Athens. The convention kicks off 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday with the Nerd Prom at Casa Cantina, 6 W. State St., where participants can come dressed in their best costume. DJ BFunk will be spinning ...

Marietta Mud Run fans ready to get dirty

MARIETTA — There will be mayhem, and lots and lots of mud. Whether caked on shoes, shirts, in hair or wherever, participants in the fifth annual Marietta Mud Run should definitely get their money’s worth. “We have about 230 people signed up so far and there is registration up to the ...

Farm Animal Baby Shower celebrates moms

VINCENT — If you are still looking for a way to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day, Sweetapple Farm in Vincent might have just the thing. The annual Farm Animal Baby Shower features farm grown food, hay rides and, of course, baby critters. The event was started in 2013 as a way to celebrate ...

Experience the Outdoors event set for May 19 in Waterford

MARIETTA — Experience the Outdoors, a program in partnership with The Ohio State University Washington County Extension Office, will be held on May 19 beginning at 8 a.m. at Hervida 4-H Camp in Waterford. The event geared toward women 14 years and older offers the chance to participate in ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg to perform Sunday

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg will close out its 2017-2018 season with the return of WVSO’s new Music Director Larry Loh to Parkersburg on Sunday. The concert will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Blennerhassett School on Jewell Road near Parkersburg. Prior to the ...

WesBanco to display Debbie and Steve Sisson art exhibit

PARKERSBURG — The Debbie and Steve Sisson art exhibit will be on display at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., in downtown Parkersburg, through the month of May. The exhibit can be viewed during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 ...