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Concert BARLOW — The Friends of Barlow Libray will be holding a concert by Chameleon at 7 p.m. today at the Barlow Branch Library on Ohio 339. Admission is free. The event is open to the public and seats can be reserved by calling 740-678-0103. Baked Chicken Dinner PARKERSBURG — A baked ...

Laurel Creek to perform at City Park

PARKERSBURG — Laurel Creek will perform 7-8 p.m. today at the bandshell at City Park in the Artsbridge Summer Music in the Park series. The concert will be held at the horseshoe pit at the park in the case of rain. Today’s show is sponsored by the Blennerhassett Hotel. Artsbridge will ...

Marietta Children’s Choir to audition

MARIETTA — Auditions for the Marietta Children’s Choir will be held 7 p.m. Aug. 27 on the second floor of the Hermann Fine Arts Center, 500 Butler St., at Marietta College. A parents meeting will held at 6:30 p.m. Participation in the choir is open to youth in the Mid-Ohio in the 4th ...

Bankes Memorial 5K to be Saturday

With its seventh anniversary approaching, the Kyle Bankes Memorial 5K run has provided scholarships, community service, a pleasant run in what is nearly always good weather, and an annual reminder of one of Beverly’s most beloved native sons. In 2013, Bankes was 22 and had just finished four ...

Parkersburg Homecoming Festival begins Friday

PARKERSBURG — The 2019 Parkersburg Homecoming Festival runs Friday through Sunday at Point Park and downtown Parkersburg. The schedule of activities includes: FRIDAY * 5 p.m. to close: Bingo * 5:30 p.m.: High School Bands/Color Guard entrance into Point Park * 6-9 p.m.: Kids Fest ...

West Virginia State Honey Festival all the buzz this weekend

PARKERSBURG — The 2019 West Virginia State Honey Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday at City Park. The festival will run from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 7-13 years and free for ages 6 and under. Now in its 39th ...

Smoot Theatre to hold ensemble auditions

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre vocal ensembles will hold auditions at 4 p.m. Monday at the Smoot Theatre, 213 Fifth St. The ensembles are the Children’s Chorus for boys and girls in fourth through sixth grades, the Girls Ensemble for girls in grade seven and up and the Boys Ensemble for ...

Waterford Community Fair to begin this week

WATERFORD — To highlight productive, dedicated and disciplined work, the first of this year’s Washington County fairs kicks off this week in Waterford. “It’s all about the kids, those late nights when the barn lights are still on as we drive home,” said Kendrick Schwendeman, 25, in ...

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Oldies Night MCCONNELSVILLE — The Ohio Valley Opry will host the annual Oldies Night on Saturday at the Twin City Opera House in historic downtown McConnelsville in Morgan County. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door, in ...

Ritchie County to host West Virginia Heroes Day event

HARRISVILLE — An expanded West Virginia Heroes Day: A Salute to First Responders honoring first responders will be held Friday, Sept. 13, at the Ritchie County 4-H Grounds on West Virginia 16 outside of Harrisville. Organizers are inviting first responders from the region to be recognized ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg to hold concerts

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg has a series of concerts scheduled for its 2019-2020 season. The concerts will be held in the auditorium at Blennerhassett School on Jewell Road south of Parkersburg. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. All ...

Blues duo returning to Mid-Ohio Valley for performances

MARIETTA — Upright Records recording artists Liz Pennock & Dr. Blues are returning to the Mid-Ohio Valley as part of their 2019 Summer Tour. The piano/guitar blues duo relocated from the Marietta area to St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1996. Besides their Florida shows, they also tour in the ...

Nelsonville theater to host Old Time Fiddlers Competition

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville will host the Ohio State Old Time Fiddlers Competition on Friday, Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. This event is part of Nelsonville’s Parade of the Hills. Whether you’re a fiddler or someone who enjoys fiddling, this contest offers something ...

Wirt County Fair continues through Saturday

ELIZABETH — The 2019 Wirt County Fair, which opened Wednesday, will continue today through Saturday at the Camp Barbe 4-H grounds along W.Va. 14 near Elizabeth. The fair features track events, entertainment, concessions, carnival rides and livestock programs. Daily admission is $7 ages 3 ...

Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival opens today

MARIETTA — For the ninth year, guided outdoor activities across the Mid-Ohio Valley are expanding as part of the Rivers, Trails and Ales Festival. “New this year we’re really expanding our kid’s offerings, our beer fest and our healthy lifestyle promotion,” said festival director ...

Elmer art on display at Parkersburg WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — The Linda Elmer art exhibit is on display through the month of August at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., Parkersburg. The exhibit can be viewed during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Elmer has been ...

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Dinner PARKERSBURG — A rib dinner will be held 6 p.m. Friday at the Knight of Columbus, 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call in orders for takeout at 304-428-0331. *** Movie Night PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Family Resource Network will host its final Movie Night ...

Belpre Homecoming Festival begins today

BELPRE — The 87th annual Belpre Homecoming Festival runs today through Saturday at Civitan Park in Belpre. The homecoming features a variety of events, displays, food, amusements, and entertainment. The weekend will be capped by a laser light display, “Light Up the Night” at 10 p.m. ...

Inland Waterways Festival set for Saturday

MARIETTA — Every two years, a festival is held to celebrate the waters that have helped shape Marietta’s culture and commerce. The Inland Waterways Festival will be Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Ohio River Museum on Front Street in Marietta. The festival is sponsored in part by ...

Ravenswood to host Ohio River Festival this weekend

RAVENSWOOD — The Ohio River Festival will be Friday through Sunday at Riverside Park in Ravenswood. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 10 and under. The festival will feature a parade, entertainment, concessions, and other activities and attractions. Among the performers ...