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The Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Co. will present “The Nutcracker” on Dec. 1 at Marietta High School and Dec. 6 at Blennerhassett Middle School. Owen Tidd will dance the Nutcracker Prince and Catherine Hudson and Anna Menarchek will alternate the role of Clara.

Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Co. to present ‘The Nutcracker’

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Co. will present its annual holiday performances of “The Nutcracker” in December, with one show each in Marietta and Parkersburg. The MOVB will perform “The Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Dec. 1 in the auditorium at Marietta High School and at 7 p.m. ...

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From left, Heather Hepburn, Joshua Woodard, Bill Knotts and Barbara Full perform in the Actors Guild of Parkersburg production of “Sister Act.” The musical will be presented the next three weekends at the Guild Playhouse in downtown Parkersburg.

Actors Guild of Parkersburg to present ‘Sister Act’

PARKERSBURG — The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will present the comedic movie turned musical “Sister Act” for three weekends in November at the Guild Playhouse at Eighth and Market streets. “Sister Act” will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17, 18, 24 and 25, at 2:30 ...

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Korean War Army veteran Orville Allen, front left, of Parkersburg, salutes as combined high school bands play “The Star-Spangled Banner” during last year’s Veterans Day program at City Park in Parkersburg. Standing beside Allen was Parkersburg resident Linda Hatfield, sister to seven brothers who served in the military.

Mid-Ohio Valley to mark Veterans Day

PARKERSBURG — A number of parades and ceremonies are planned for Saturday in honor of Veterans Day throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley. * The Veterans Museum of the Mid-Ohio Valley in Parkersburg will hold its annual Veterans Day open house from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at 1829 Seventh St. in ...

Taste of Valley slated for Saturday

PARKERSBURG — The annual Taste of the Valley cooking show will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Parkersburg South High School Auditorium. The cooking show is organized and presented by The Parkersburg News and Sentinel. Tickets are available for the two-hour event featuring Chef Chad Winebrenner of ...

Trees of Our Heritage opens on Sunday

PARKERSBURG — Christmas trees reflecting the holiday traditions of different countries and themes will be on display through December at the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History in Parkersburg. The annual “Trees of Our Heritage” Christmas tree exhibit will begin with an opening ...

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Gary Reid portrays Carter Stanley.

Carter Stanley program to be presented

VIENNA — The Vienna Public Library is hosting a performance of a one-man show called “A Life of Sorrow, the Life and Times of Carter Stanley” at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at the library on River Road in Vienna. The free program uses a mix of storytelling and music to bring to life the saga of a ...

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Floodstage, a contemporary a cappella vocal ensemble, will be performing during the Fall Jazz Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Alma McDonough Auditorium at Marietta College.

Fall jazz concert to be performed at Marietta College

MARIETTA — Marietta College’s Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music is conducting a Fall Jazz Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. “The Jazz Concert is one of our lightest concerts on our concert schedule,” said Marshall C. Kimball, Music Department ...

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The “Marietta’s Finest Top Shelf History — An 1800s History Themed Bar Crawl” will be held Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at The Galley, Marietta Wine Cellars Inc., The River Town Grill, Over the Moon Pub & Pizza, Town House, and Gator’s Easy Wind Pub.

Marietta bar crawl focuses on 18th Century drinks

MARIETTA — People will be able to sample drinks from the 18th-19th century during the “Marietta’s Finest Top Shelf History — An 1800s History Themed Bar Crawl” Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. Organizers asked what did Rufus Putnam and his buddies enjoy when they needed a drink. ‘‘Take your ...

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The Multicultural Festival, being held from 5-7 p.m. Friday in the Hermann Fine Arts Center at Marietta College, will feature more than 20 cultures represented through food, performances and conversation.

Multicultural Festival to be held at Marietta College

MARIETTA — More than 20 cultures will be represented through food, performances and conversation at the Multicultural Festival from 5-7 p.m. Friday in the Hermann Fine Arts Center at Marietta College. Sponsored by PAC, the Office of Education Abroad and the Department of Modern Languages, ...

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Mark McLean, left, came as Charlie Christmas from “Dumb and Dumber” and Philip Wilt, right, came as Donald Trump at last year’s MasqueRave. This year’s event will be Friday evening at the Parkersburg Art Center at Eighth and Market streets in downtown Parkersburg.

MasqueRave to be held at Parkersburg Art Center Friday

PARKERSBURG — While children will be having fun on Halloween, the Parkersburg Art Center is offering adults a chance to get in on the fun of dressing up in costume. The Parkersburg Art Center’s League, the “PAC PALS,” will host its annual Halloween “MasqueRave” party from 8 p.m. ...

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World renowned Chanticleer will perform at 8 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg.

Chanticleer to perform at Smoot Theatre

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot will also present Chanticleer in concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 23. Tickets are $40 for adults and $20 for students and are available by calling 304-422-PLAY (7529) or online at Based in San Francisco, Chanticleer is a Grammy-winning ensemble which will ...

Marietta College offers new art exhibit

MARIETTA —The Marietta College Art Department’s newest exhibition will showcase the work of William Gerhold, a nature lover, and former Marietta professor. “Nature, Landscape, and Essence: Selected Artwork by William Gerhold,” will open in Gallery 310 on Friday with an opening ...

‘King Lear’ to be performed at Glenville State College

GLENVILLE — Glenville State College will host a free performance of William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” by the Rustic Mechanicals of the Vintage Theatre Company at 7 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The play, among Shakespeare’s most famous, is about Lear, who has ...

Market Street to host ArtOberfest Saturday

PARKERSBURG — ArtOberfest, a family friendly German-style arts fair, will be 4-10 p.m. Saturday in the 700 block of Market Street. The event is sponsored by the art center, Downtown PKB, Parkersburg Brewing Co., Artsbridge, Mango Latin Bistro, and Parkersburg YMCA. Admission is $5 per ...

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Bev Chapman, Pioneer Presbyterian Church, helps Corey Wiggins of Belpre stir apple butter Sunday during last year’s Apple Butter Stir-Off at Howes Grove Park in Belpre. This year’s event has moved to Civitan Park and will be held Saturday and Sunday.

Belpre Apple Butter Stir Off slated for this weekend

BELPRE — After nearly four decades, the annual Belpre Apple Butter Stir Off is moving from Howes Grove Park to Civitan Park on Saturday and Sunday. The Belpre Lions Club will hold its 39th annual Apple Butter Stir Off from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday. This ...

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The Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff will be held from 2-5 p.m. Saturday.

Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff to be held Saturday

PARKERSBURG — The seventh annual Great Bowls of Fire Chili Cookoff will be 2-5 p.m. Saturday at the Point Park Marketplace, 113 Ann St. The competition is judged in three categories: traditional, non-traditional and vegetarian. A People’s Choice winner is determined by the audience. ...

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The Blennerhassett Mansion will be open to visitors during the evening hours of Oct. 13-14 as part of “Blennerhassett Island by Night — The Mansion by Candlelight.”

Blennerhassett Island to host Mansion by Candlelight

PARKERSBURG — The annual “Blennerhassett Island by Night — The Mansion by Candlelight” program will offer visitors to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park the chance to step back in time to experience an autumn celebration as it might once have been done in the years when it ...

Ohio 26 Fall Foliage Tour scheduled for this weekend

DART, Ohio —The 28th annual Fall Foliage Tour and Antique Engine/Equipment Show will celebrate the fall change of colors Saturday and Sunday at several locations along Ohio 26 north of Marietta. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and is sponsored by ...

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Rob Pitts, of Elizabeth, shows how blacksmiths could make a variety of things for the farm or home, such as a kettle hook for holding a pot or kettle over an open fire, at last year’s Pioneer Day.

Elizabeth to host Wirt County Pioneer Day celebration Saturday

ELIZABETH — The 15th annual Wirt County Pioneer Day will be Saturday in courthouse square in Elizabeth. The Elizabeth Beauchamp Chapter Daughters of American Pioneers organizes the annual heritage event which will feature vendors, concessions, craft demonstrations, a Ladies Tea, Civil War ...

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Caleb Givens, of Belpre, gives a blacksmithing demonstration during last year’s Belpre Heritage Day at the Farmers Castle Museum Education Center in Belpre. This year’s event will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Belpre slated to celebrate its past at Farmers Castle Museum

BELPRE — The Belpre Historical Society will host its annual Heritage Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Farmers Castle Museum Education Center on Ridge Street in Belpre. Admission is free. A flag ceremony will begin the day at 11 a.m. with a welcome from Belpre Mayor Mike ...