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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 ...

Artsbridge hosting Gregory Sams Sr. display

PARKERSBURG — During the month of February, the public is invited to stop by Artsbridge to see the woodwork of local artist Gregory Sams Sr. Artsbridge is located at 925 Market St. and the lobby hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sams is a lifetime resident of the ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra to host Tony DeSare

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will host crooner Tony DeSare this Sunday in Parkersburg. The concert will be 3 p.m. at Blennerhassett School, 448 Jewell Road, Parkersburg. DeSare and his band will join Music Director Lawrence Loh and the Symphony for a afternoon filled ...

Freezin’ for a Reason benefit set for Saturday

PARKERSBURG — The seventh annual Freezin’ for a Reason will be held 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Parkersburg Point Park Marketplace where participants will jump into a 25-foot pool filled with cold water to benefit the West Virginia Special Olympics. “We have a lot who come to just ...

Chocolate Party to benefit EVE Inc.

MARIETTA — Putting a weakness for chocolate in the service of a good cause is a rare opportunity. It’s coming around Sunday when the Chocolate Party at Glenwood opens to the community with chocolate for all. The party, being held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday in the Glenwood Retirement Community ...

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Purse Bingo PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg High School A Cappella Choir will sponsor a Vera Bradley Purse Bingo 5:30 p.m. Friday in the high school cafeteria. The event is a fundraiser for the choir’s participation in April in a competition in New York City. New 2019 spring patterns and ...

Crystal Gayle to perform at Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta

MARIETTA — Crystal Gayle will be singing songs from her new album of classic country tunes, “You Don’t Know Me,” at her Peoples Bank Theatre concert on Saturday night. These songs held a special meaning for Gayle in her youth and early music career, she said in a recent telephone ...

Marietta College sets Black History Month events

MARIETTA — Marietta College has scheduled events to commemorate Black History Month in February. Events are sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The schedule is: * Friday 8 p.m., Multicultural Friday, film, Multicultural Student Center * Monday 6 .m., “Vision, The ...

Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley planning trip

PARKERSBURG — The Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley in April will host a field trip of important Revolutionary and Civil War sites in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The itinerary of the New Birth of Freedom Field Trip includes the historic district in Philadelphia and the historic ...

Evening of Blues to be held in Marietta Friday

MARIETTA — An Evening of Blues and Americana will be presented 8 p.m. Friday at the Gathering Place at Marietta. Sponsored by Station House Records, Marietta College and the Mid-Ohio Valley Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society, the show will feature The Dany Franchi Band and The Kara Grainger ...

Winter series set at the Dairy Barn Arts Center

ATHENS, Ohio — Starting Friday and running through April 11, The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens will be hosting free music and poetry events. Food, music, poetry and community will be offered. * Friday, The Coal Cave Hollow Boys live at The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Event begins at 6 ...

Marietta Kiwanis Club readying 65th Pancake Days

MARIETTA — The Marietta Kiwanis Club announces its 65th annual Pancake days from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Feb. 1 and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Feb. 2 at the First Congregational Church on Front Street in Marietta. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased from any Kiwanis ...

Marietta College to present ‘The Vagina Monologues’

MARIETTA — The Theatre at Marietta College presents “V-Day Marietta College 2019” featuring “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler as part of the Storyteller Series and “V-Day: A Global Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls Worldwide”. This one-night only performance, ...

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta plans sustainability program

MARIETTA — The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta’s Green Sanctuary is partnering with its Social Justice Sunday program to offer a presentation on Sustainability and Local Sourcing at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall. Free and open to the public, the presentation will ...

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Book Presentation MARIETTA — Ohio native Nikki M. Taylor, Professor of History at Howard University, will talk about her most recent book “Driven Toward Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret Garner and Tragedy on the Ohio” at 7 p.m. today at the Timothy O. Cooper Auditorium. “Driven ...

Blennerhassett Museum readies Winter Lecture Series

PARKERSBURG —Blennerhassett Museum Winter Lecture Series is returning for another year, presenting four programs at 2 p.m. each Sunday in February. The series begins Feb. 3 and ends Feb. 24. Seating is limited. Call for information or reservations at 304-420-4800. The cost is $5 per lecture ...

Guild Builders to wrap up ‘Aladdin Jr.’ performances

PARKERSBURG — “Aladdin Jr.,” the Guild Builders youth theater program of the Parkersburg Actors Guild makes it final run this weekend at the Guild Playhouse at Eighth and Market streets. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students. The show will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and ...

Marietta College hosting two art exhibitions

MARIETTA — Two art exhibitions sponsored by the Marietta College Art Department are underway at the college. “Presence of People: A Drawing Exhibition by Beth Nash” is on display in the Atrium Gallery while “Veil: A Painting and Video Installation by Adrienne Tarver” is in Gallery ...

Honey Bee Expo set for Saturday at WVU-P

PARKERSBURG — The Mid Ohio Valley Beekeepers’ Association and the West Virginia Extension Services, will present the 17th annual Honey Bee Expo Saturday at the West Virginia University at Parkersburg campus. Cost is $25 for an adult and $8 for kids 12 and under. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. ...

Marietta College students to perform at Honor Band Weekend

MARIETTA — Local students are among the seven at Marietta College who have been selected by the Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association to perform in the Honor Concert Band and Honor Jazz Ensemble on Saturday and Sunday. This year’s Honor Band Weekend will be hosted at ...