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Artsbridge hosting Erica Ash art exhibit

PARKERSBURG — Local artist Erica Ash will be on display during the month of March at the Artsbridge office at 925 Market St. The exhibit is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Artsbridge lobby. On March 10, Ash will be having a Free Art Day from 1-3 p.m. at Artsbridge ...

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Fish fries PARKERSBURG — Area organizations will be holding Lenten fish fries over the next few weeks. * Parkersburg Knights of Columbus will be 6 p.m. Friday at 1010 Market St. in downtown Parkersburg. The menu will include baked or fried Fish, steamed or fried shrimp or sides. The event ...

Oak Ridge Boys returning to Peoples Bank Theatre

MARIETTA — Marietta is becoming a regular stop for The Oak Ridge Boys on their national tours. The Tennessee-based vocal quartet with many hit songs since forming in the 1960s will be performing at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4 at Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. Tickets are now on sale. ...

Actors Guild of Parkersburg to present ‘The Game’s Afoot’

PARKERSBURG — The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will present the comedy “The Game’s Afoot” for the next three weekends at the Guild Playhouse at Eighth and Market streets in downtown Parkersburg. The performances will be 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday March 8, 9, 15 and 16 and 2:30 p.m. ...

Classic Plastics Toy Expo set for this weekend

PARKERSBURG — The annual Classic Plastics Toy Expo on Saturday and Sunday at the Parkersburg Art Center will feature celebrity guests, events, toys, comics, games and cosplay. The expo, now in its sixth year, will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the art center ...

Parkersburg High School graduate, film director to speak

MARIETTA — Parkersburg High School graduate Sarah Anthony, an award-winning film producer, and Sara Taksler, director/writer of the documentary “Tickling Giants,” will be speaking at the Colony Short Film Festival Saturday at Peoples Bank Theatre. The 13th annual film festival, which ...

River Cities Symphony Orchestra to perform in Marietta

MARIETTA — The River Cities Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Winter Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at Peoples Bank Theatre, 222 Putnam St. Adult and senior tickets are $15, $20, $25 and tickets for students through college are $10 and may be purchased online at ...

Marietta College hosting eighth annual Honor High School Solo Recital

MARIETTA — The Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music and the Marietta College Chapter of the National Association for Music Education Collegiate will host the eighth annual High School Honor Solo Recital at 2 p.m. Saturday. Performing will be 27 high school musicians representing 10 high ...

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Fish Fry PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Knights of Columbus Lenten Fish Fries will begin Friday at 6 p.m. at 1010 Market St. The event will continue each Friday through April 12. The menu will included baked or fried fish, steamed or fried shrimp and sides. It is open to the public. Takeout ...

Colony Short Film Festival set for March 1-2

MARIETTA — The 13th annual Colony Short Film Festival will be held March 1-2 at Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta. The festival showcases local and international short films and this year includes over 25 films from Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, California, Colorado, Oregon, Indiana, ...

Hidden Marietta’s Ghost Hunt is Saturday

MARIETTA — The Peoples Bank Theatre building has been there for 100 years, and that’s plenty of time for history to accumulate and, according to some, to stick around. Hidden Marietta is offering a specialized group the chance to hunt for the shades of events past in the theater Saturday ...

On the Right Track: Model railroad club plans workshops

PARKERSBURG — Persons new to the model railroading hobby often face many dilemmas, such as what scale to model or collect, how to construct and operate a miniature train layout and where to purchase materials. Often, these issues prevent a person from truly enjoying model railroading to its ...

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Friends of NRA Banquet CHURCHTOWN — The 12th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Friends of NRA Banquet will be held 5 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Churchtown K of C Hall. Tickets are $40 or $125. For more information, call Lisa Fought, treasurer, at 740 423-6026. *** Civitan Pancake Feed VIENNA — The ...

Parkersburg Art Center to exhibit works by Virginia Killian

PARKERSBURG — Over 60 pieces of artwork created by local artist Virginia Killian will go on exhibit at the Parkersburg Art Center on Sunday and remain on display through March 16. The opening for this exhibit is Sunday from 1 to 3 p.m. Killian is a local artist, art instructor and ...

Smoot Theatre to present ‘Madeline and the Bad Hat’

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre will be presenting “Madeline and the Bad Hat” on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. The Smoot Theatre will present ArtsPower National Touring Theatre’s musical that captures the blithe yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans’ much loved Madeline ...

WesBanco hosting Judy Mattson Reed art exhibit

PARKERSBURG — Judy Mattson Reed has been painting as long as she can remember. The Judy Mattson Reed watercolor exhibit will be on display at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St. during February. The exhibit may be viewed during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 ...

‘Fool for Love’ taking stage at Marietta College

MARIETTA — The Theatre at Marietta College will to present “Fool for Love” by Sam Shepard, directed by Marietta College student Madison Roe and featuring Jeff Walker, Sam Bartlett, Sam Bidwell and Morgan Scritchfield. A critical and popular success, the Winner of the Obie Award is a ...

Dance company to perform ‘Opus Cactus’ in Marietta

MARIETTA — The MOMIX dance company will perform “Opus Cactus” 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Marietta College’s Esbenshade Series at Peoples Bank Theatre. After a 10-year rest period, “Opus Cactus” returns with a new look, fresh energy, and surprises. MOMIX dancers take audiences on a journey ...

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Puzzle Sale BELPRE — Due to the late notice, the Belpre Historical Society will continue its Puzzle Sale 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the museum annex at 509 Ridge St. behind Belpre Furniture. More than 100 puzzles are available. Book Sale PARKERSBURG — The Camden Clark Auxiliary ...

Mid Ohio Valley Players to present ‘Same Time, Next Year’

MARIETTA — The Mid Ohio Valley Players will present the romantic comedy, “Same Time, Next Year,” starting this weekend. Show times will be 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and Feb. 15-16 and 3 p.m. Sunday and Feb. 17. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $7 for youth ...