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Coolville ready for Christmas in the Village

COOLVILLE — The third annual Christmas in the Village, sponsored by Restore Coolville, will be held on Saturday. The event that includes the Christmas parade, outdoor tree lighting, craft show and festival are free and open to the public. Restore Coolville is a non-profit volunteer group ...

David Wells Christmas concert set for Adelphia Music Hall

MARIETTA — Smooth jazz musician David Wells of Vienna is presenting a Christmas concert on Dec. 7 and 8 at The Adelphia Music Hall in Marietta. All ticket sales will go to fight against bullying in the public schools, Wells said. “Smooth Jazz Christmas w/ David Wells & Friends” ...

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Fish/Shrimp Dinner PARKERSBURG — The Knights of Columbus will hold a baked fish/shrimp dinner at 6 p.m. Friday at 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Take-out orders are available by calling 304-428-0331. *** Model Trains Open House PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley ...

Smoot Theatre to present Hometown Christmas concert

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre will be presenting its annual Hometown Christmas program at 8 p.m. Friday at the historic theatre in downtown Parkersburg. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for students. Tickets are available by calling 304-422-PLAY (7529) or online at ...

Julia-Ann Square Historic District tour to start Thursday

PARKERSBURG — The Julia-Ann Square Historic District will be holding a series of programs to celebrate the holiday season. “Tour, Tea and Treasures, a Victorian Tour of Homes and Antique Show” will be Nov. 29 through Dec. 2 featuring a mixture of home tours, antique shows and other ...

Marietta College to present 14th annual Merry Tuba Christmas

MARIETTA — The 14th annual Merry Tuba Christmas in December at Marietta College will include a new addition to the performance. Horns A Plenty, the French horn version of Tuba Christmas, will perform prior to the tubas at 4 p.m. Dec. 1 in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. Both ensembles will ...

Parades to bring Christmas cheer to Mid-Ohio Valley

MARIETTA — The start of the holiday season is marked by several indicators there has been a change in the atmosphere. Strings of lights, festive music and, of course, a holiday parade let people know Christmas is just around the corner. Amy McDonald, board member with Marietta Main Street, ...

Thanksgiving meals ready throughout the 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 at Fifth Street ...

Marietta College to present fall concert

MARIETTA — Marietta College’s Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music will present its annual Fall Band Concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 at Peoples Bank Theatre, 222 Putnam St. The concert, “Moved by Music,” features performances by the Symphonic Band and the Wind Ensemble, under the ...

Mid-Ohio Valley light parades coming Saturday

PARKERSBURG — Three evening lighted holiday parades will be held Saturday in Belpre, Marietta and Williamstown. In Belpre, the annual Belpre Festival of Lights Parade is traditionally held the Saturday after Thanksgiving at 6 p.m. and includes floats, walking groups, carolers and horses ...

The Hoodoo Men to perform in Marietta

MARIETTA — Cobbler’s Coffeehouse will be featuring The Hoodoo Men, presented by the Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society of the Mid-Ohio Valley, at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at The Adelphia Music Hall, 205 Second St. in Marietta. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. with two 45-minute sets. The cost is $12 ...

Actors Guild of Parkersburg to present ‘A Christmas Story: The Musical’

PARKERSBURG — In honor of the upcoming holiday season, the Actors Guild of Parkersburg will be presenting “A Christmas Story: The Musical” for four weekends in November and December. The musical is based on the classic holiday comedy movie “A Christmas Story” from 1983. The show ...

Holiday in the Park displays ready

PARKERSBURG — The annual Holiday In the Park lights display at City Park in Parkersburg will kick off with a lighting ceremony Saturday and will remain open through Dec. 31. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the City Park horseshoe pits where Santa Claus will be handing out ...

Friends of the Lower Muskingum River prep fundraiser

MARIETTA — A year of accomplishments in making a significant river substantially better will be highlighted Saturday night at the Friends of the Lower Muskingum River annual dinner and auction in Marietta. The group, a nonprofit established in 2002, is dedicated to conserving land and ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg to perform on Sunday

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg will present “A Percussive Surprise” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Blennerhassett School. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students for the show, which will feature percussionist Lisa Pegher as guest artist. Tickets are available ...

Ohio Valley Opry to hold performances

McCONNELSVILLE, Ohio — November is traditionally set aside to feature local talent at the Ohio Valley Opry, and this year’s lineup is sure to be a crowd favorite. Appearing will be Ohio’s premier old-time string band the Wayfarers. Hailing from rural Southeast Ohio, The Wayfarers ...

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Christmas Jazz GLENVILLE — The Glenville State College Jazz Band will hold its annual Christmas Concert 7 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The concert will begin with traditional jazz favorites from a variety of styles including swing, Latin and rock, among others. The ...

‘Heathers: The Musical’ opens at Marietta College tonight

MARIETTA — The Marietta College theater department production of “Heathers the Musical” opens tonight at the Hermann Fine Arts Center with a cast of 17 and a five-piece band. It sets to music the independent film of 1988 that took a bleak but darkly comic look at the stereotypical high ...

Small art, big heart featured at Parkersburg Art Center’s 6×6 sale

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Art Center is revving up for the 6x6 sale, which will open on Friday, Nov.16. The gong will sound at 5:30 p.m. sharp and the crowd will start picking out their favorite works of art, art center officials said. Friday night’s opening is free for ...

Carlin’s Battery D planning open house

PARKERSBURG — Carlin’s Battery D, a Wood County Civil War re-enactors group, will hold its 10th annual Veterans Open House 2 p.m. Monday at the unit’s headquarters at Fort Boreman Historical Park. Cannon demonstrations and displays are planned. Everyone is invited. The Civil War ...