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Women’s Speaker Series to debut at Marietta College

MARIETTA — During the Spring 2018 semester, Marietta College will unveil the Women’s Speaker Series which will feature women faculty presenting on influential women from their respective fields. “The idea for this series came out of the movie ‘Hidden Figures.’ I was astonished that ...

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Tim Glover, left, and his daughter Emily Glover, middle, look over a stone held by Kaylee Henry, right, of Waterford, during last year’s “Digging the Past: Archaeology Day” at Campus Martius Museum.

Marietta museum to host archaeology program Saturday

MARIETTA — A look at Marietta’s history — and pre-history — will be available during the annual “Digging the Past — Archaeology Day” program from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Campus Martius Museum in Marietta. Cost is regular museum admission of $7 for adults, $4 for ...

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Dedicated in 1893, “The Castle” is the largest regimental monument on the Gettysburg Battlefield. It stands 12 feet deep and 44 feet high and honors the 12th and 44th New York Volunteers. Five bronze tables display the muster rolls of each unit that served here to defend Little Round Top on July 2, 1863, and reliefs of Generals Dan Butterfield and Francis Barlow.

Civil War Roundtable set to meet in Marietta

MARIETTA — The Civil War Roundtable of the Mid-Ohio Valley will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. tonight at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 230 Second St., in Marietta. The featured presentation will be delivered by Brian S. Kesterson, M.A., on his recently published book titled, ...

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Characters mingle with the staff at the Lafayette Hotel during a past Murder Mystery Dinner Show. Saturday’s event will have a 1920s gangster theme.

Lafayette Hotel to host Murder Mystery Dinner Show

MARIETTA — Here’s the deal, see. The Lafayette Hotel wants to show you a good time and you would be wise to accept, capiche? Transporting back to the time of speakeasies, prohibition, flappers and gangsters, a Murder Mystery Dinner Show is planned for Saturday evening with such characters ...

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Marty Jellison, left, as Black Stache, tries to get a key from Lord Leonard Aster, center, played by Bill Knotts in the Actors Guild of Parkersburg production of “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

Actors Guild of Parkersburg ready for next show

PARKERSBURG — The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will be presenting “Peter and the Starcatcher” for two weekends in January. The play will be presented at 8 p.m. Jan. 12, 13, 19 and 20 and 2:30 p.m. Jan. 14 and 21. Tickets are $17 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. The show is ...

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During the singing of the song “Jesus In Me,” those in attendance at a special service commemorating the legacy of the Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. got up and greeted each other with hugs, handshakes and greetings last year at Zion Baptist Church in Parkersburg.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day activities planned in Parkersburg, Marietta

PARKERSBURG — Several activities are planned to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day which falls on Jan. 15. Parkersburg * Zion Baptist Church will be honoring the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 3 p.m. Jan. 14 at the church at the corner of Eighth and Clay streets. The celebration ...

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The Lavana Lemley art exhibit will be on display at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., Parkersburg, through January. The exhibit may 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.

Lavana Lemley displays art at downtown Parkersburg WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — The Lavana Lemley art exhibit will be on display at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., Parkersburg, during the month of January. The exhibit may 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. Lemley ...

Dan Tyminski, John Oates perform in Morgantown

MORGANTOWN — Mountain Stage will put on a show 7 p.m. Sunday at the Creative Arts Center at West Virginia University that will include performances by John Oates of Hall & Oates, Dan Tyminski, Lilly Hiatt, Danny Barnes and Bil Lepp. Part of the University Arts Series, tickets start ...

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Wedding dresses and other formal clothing will be showcased during the 2018 Marietta Bridal Show from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Dyson Baudo Recreation Center on the Marietta College campus.

Parkersburg, Marietta to host bridal shows

MARIETTA — The annual Marietta Bridal Show will be 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Marietta College’s Dyson Baudo Recreation Center. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and doors open at 1 p.m. A Parade of Fashion will be held at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. The ticket ...

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Ice sculptor and chef Tyson Whistler shows off one of his creations during last year’s First Fridays Fire & Ice Night. This January marks the one-year anniversary of the series and 2018 will feature several different themes.

Fire & Ice event returning to Marietta

MARIETTA — Marietta Main Street will mark one year of its popular First Fridays series with the return of Fire & Ice Night this week. Area merchants, artists and musicians will combine their vocations and talents to bring an air of magic to downtown. “It was just so well-received, we ...

‘Always… Patsy Cline’ scheduled in Marietta

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Players in Marietta will present “Always...Patsy Cline” by Ted Swindley at 8 p.m. Jan. 19, 20, 26, 27, Feb. 2, 3, and 3 p.m. Jan. 28. It’s more than a tribute to the legendary country singer who died at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. The show is based ...

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Young Clara (danced by Anna Martin) scolds brother Fritz (danced by Josie Augenstein) for stealing an apple in Schrader Youth Ballet’s upcoming production of “The Nutcracker (Clara’s Dream).”

Schrader Youth Ballet to perform ‘Magic of Christmas’

PARKERSBURG — The Schrader Youth Ballet Co. will present three performances of its “The Magic of Christmas” show this weekend in Parkersburg and Marietta. On Friday, the performance will be at 12:30 p.m. at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg in a special show for school ...

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Petula Clark will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg.

Petula Clark to perform at Smoot Theatre

PARKERSBURG — Legendary singer and Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipient Petula Clark comes to the stage of the Smoot Theatre at 8 p.m. Dec. 18 in downtown Parkersburg. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for students. Tickets are available by calling 304-422-PLAY (7529) or online at ...

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Those involved in a previous live nativity at Tunnel United Methodist Church pose for a picture. This year’s nativity will be open from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

Live nativity set for Saturday at Tunnel United Methodist Church

TUNNEL — Last year, Warren High School student Faith Weyant got the ultimate Christmas-time role. The teen portrayed Mary in the live nativity at Tunnel United Methodist Church, her third time in the production. It was a bright spot in an event that she said really celebrates the ...

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The Winter Wine Express to benefit Stuart’s Opera House will be 7 p.m. Saturday in Nelsonville.

Winter Wine Express slated for Saturday

NELSONVILLE — Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville is presenting the Winter Wine Express on the Hocking Valley Scenic Railway at 7 p.m. Saturday at 33 Canal St. First Class tickets are $40 in advance or $45 at the door, Coach tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door and are on sale ...

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The McClung home at 1433 22nd St., Parkersburg, is part of the 50th annual Holly Trail Tour of Homes on Saturday and Sunday.

‘Golden tour’ marks Holly Trail’s 50th anniversary Saturday and Sunday

PARKERSBURG — The GFWC Parkersburg Woman’s Club will hold its 50th annual Holly Trail Tour of Homes on Saturday and Sunday with several homes in Parkersburg and one in Vienna. In celebration of the “golden tour,” this year’s program features the addition of evening tour from 5-7 ...

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The Smoot Theatre Youth Vocal Ensembles will present a Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Parkersburg. Pictured from left are Tori Tennant, Vada Hafer, Evan Matheny, Sophie Seckman and  Nathan Thornton.

Smoot Theatre Youth Vocal Ensembles to present Christmas concert

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre Youth Vocal Ensembles will present a Christmas Concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 9 at Trinity Episcopal Church in downtown Parkersburg. The concert is a free performance, with donations accepted. Trinity Episcopal Church is located at 430 Juliana St. is handicap ...

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One of the Herdman children creates mayhem as the cast of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” rehearses for this weekend’s production by the Junior Players and Youth Theatre of the Mid-Ohio Valley Players.

Junior Mid-Ohio Valley Players prep Christmas play

MARIETTA — The best is seldom ordinary, and “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” takes that principle to stage in a play about a nativity pageant. The junior players and youth theater production by the Mid-Ohio Valley Players is being staged for three performances this weekend. The cast of ...

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Brooklyn Ewing and Jerry Larew Jr. at the 2017 Nightmares Film Festival in Columbus with their award.

Horror sequel returns to Marietta

MARIETTA — Undo’s on the Pike restaurant in Marietta is hosting dinner and a movie night featuring the new award-winning hometown-horror sequel “She Was So Pretty 2: Be Good for Goodness Sake” on Dec. 29. “She Was So Pretty 2” is the followup to Parkersburg native Brooklyn ...

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Williamstown residents Tom Rowell, 74, and Bruce Holmes, 69, enjoy the community Thanksgiving dinner hosted by American Legion Post 159 in Williamstown last year.

Thanksgiving dinner available throughout Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG — Various organizations and churches will continue the annual Thanksgiving Day tradition of providing a free meal to community members on the holiday. * The Parkersburg Salvation Army will hold its annual free Thanksgiving Day Dinner beginning at 11:30 a.m. today on Fifth ...