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Free Movies in the Park series starts tonight

PARKERSBURG — A free showing of “The Lego Movie 2” will be offered this evening at Quincy Park as part of the third annual Movies in the Park summer series organized by the Wood County Family Resource Network and Friends of Parkersburg’s Parks. Three movies will be shown at no charge ...

Actors Guild of Parkersburg to stage ‘On Golden Pond’

PARKERSBURG — The classic “On Golden Pond” will be presented by the Actors Guild of Parkersburg for three weekends in June. The show will be presented at the Guild Playhouse at Eighth and Market streets at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday, June 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 2:30 p.m. June 23. Tickets ...

Fine Arts Day Camp set for June, July

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet and Academy of Fine Arts will sponsor its annual Fine Arts Day Camp for two weeks in June and July. The camp will be noon-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday from June 24-27 and July 8-11. Pre-registration is required to attend. Family rates are ...

Fishing Derby set for Buckeye Park

MARIETTA — Children interested in fishing will get their chance Saturday morning during the 14th annual Peoples Bank Kids Fishing Derby at Buckeye Park in Marietta. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m., with the derby to follow from 9 to 11 a.m. All local kids up to 16 years of age are ...

Hit Parade to perform in Belpre

BELPRE — Local band Hit Parade will present a free concert from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Civitan Park in celebration of Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce’s 90th anniversary. The public is invited and encouraged to bring lawn chairs for yard seating. Three mobile food vendors will be on ...

Society of Arts and Letters continues

MARIETTA — Although it’s been around for more than 60 years and has conferred numerous awards to young people who are aspiring artists, the Ohio River Valley chapter of the National Society of Arts and Letters has kept a low profile. And despite its esoteric name, there’s nothing snooty ...

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Garden Party MARIETTA — The Castle, a historic house and museum on Fourth Street in Marietta, will be hosting its annual Garden Party from 7-9 p.m. today in the Castle courtyard. Tickets are $30 and will be available at the door or online at mariettacasle.org/events. The Garden Party ...

Rachael Puls to present senior violin recital

PARKERSBURG — Rachael Puls of Parkersburg will be presenting her senior violin recital with pianist Jimmy Sundquist at 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church at 1001 Juliana St. in Parkersburg. Rachael began her studies on the violin at the age of 2 and will be attending Ohio ...

West Virginia River and Rail Bass Festival set for weekend

ST. MARYS — The 2019 West Virginia River and Rail Bass Festival will be Friday through Sunday at the St. Marys Marina. Back by popular demand this year’s headliner will be country singer and former American Idol contestant Bucky Covington, who has appeared numerous times on stages ...

Blennerhassett Island plans events

PARKERSBURG — A pair of events are scheduled this weekend involving Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park at Parkersburg. On Friday, the first Point Park Music Series Dinner Cruise of the summer will be 6-7:30 p.m. on the Island Belle Sternwheeler. Tickets are $27 for adults and $21 ...

Wilson exhibiting artwork at Parkersburg WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — The Janet (Shila) Wilson exhibit will be on display through June at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., in downtown 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. Spending ...

Stuart’s Opera House to host 7 Bridges band

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Stuart’s Opera House in Athens County welcomes 7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience on Thursday, June 13 at 8 p.m. 7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience is described as a “stunningly accurate tribute” to the music of the Eagles. Using no backing tracks or ...

Wirt VFD Ice Cream Social, parade scheduled

ELIZABETH — The 41st annual Elizabeth-Wirt Volunteer Fire Department Ice Cream Social and Fireman’s Parade will be held on July 6. The day starts with a 5K run and includes entertainment, a parade and a fireworks display. The department is celebrating its 80th anniversary. The schedule ...

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Basement Sale PARKERSBURG — A Basement Sale and Hot Dog Luncheon will be Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Stephenson United Methodist Church at 805 Liberty St., off of Seventh Street behind McClinton Chevrolet. Lunch is served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Many items available such as decorative ...

Mid-Ohio Valley events to honor Memorial Day

PARKERSBURG — 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 and a picnic in Parkersburg. ...

Schrader Youth Ballet preps spring performance

PARKERSBURG — The School of the Schrader Youth Ballet will present its 53rd End-Term Spring Performance under the direction of owner and Artistic Director Velma Schrader at 8 p.m. May 25 at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and ...

Tour to showcase historic Marietta homes

MARIETTA — For the next two weekends, visitors will be able to step back in time during the second annual Historic Marietta Tour of Homes. As part of The Castle’s fundraiser, 10 local homes will open their doors as part of a self-guided tour around historic downtown. Five homes will be ...

Smoot Vocal Ensembles holding auditions

PARKERSBURG— The Smoot Theatre Vocal Ensembles will hold auditions dates for next year’s groups 4 p.m. May 29 and May 30 at the Smoot Theatre, 213 Fifth Street. The Ensembles are the Children’s Chorus for boys and girls who will be in grades 4, 5 and 6 next year, the Girls Ensemble for ...

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Ellison to perform PARKERSBURG — John Ellison, a 2015 West Virginia Music Hall of Fame inductee, will be performing at 7 p.m. Friday at Ohio Valley Rowing Club in Parkersburg. Ellison wrote the song “Some Kind of Wonderful.” The show will be outside along the Ohio River, near the ...

Nelsonville Music Festival opens June 6

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Stuart’s Opera House is presenting the 15th annual Nelsonville Music Festival June 6-9 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville. The festival has four days of music featuring many bands on multiple stages all weekend long, along with camping, ...