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Parkersburg Art Center to hold events

PARKERSBURG — A pair of events will be held this weekend at the Parkersburg Art Center. The ladies of the Parkersburg Art League of the Parkersburg Art Center (PAC PALs) will hold their biennial Princess Party from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance at ...

Smoot Theatre to present concert on Sunday

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre Vocal Ensembles will present their final concert of the year at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Smoot Theatre, 213 Fifth St., in downtown Parkersburg. The event is free and open to the public, with donations accepted. The choral groups are The Smoot Theatre ...

Hidden Marietta explores secret spaces

MARIETTA — Marietta Main Street is teaming up with the Hidden Marietta Tour Company to host a downtown tour called “Hidden Places, Secret Spaces” which takes guests through typically off-limits sections of Marietta’s historic buildings, such as basements or upper floors. This ...

Strawberry Festival to benefit Marietta church

MARIETTA — The eighth annual First Congregational United Church of Christ Strawberry Festival will take place this Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their Fellowship Hall and will offer a slice of much of what makes Marietta great. Kay Maidens, a member of the church and organizer of ...

Rendezvous on the River recreates frontier life

PARKERSBURG — Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park is presenting frontier life from the 18th and 19th centuries this week. The annual Rendezvous on the River began Wednesday and runs through Saturday. The rendezvous, put on by the West Virginia Muzzleloaders Association and ...

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Spring concert PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg High School A Cappella Choir Spring Concert is 7 p.m. today in the school auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and admission is free. *** Baked Chicken Dinner PARKERSBURG — A baked chicken dinner will be 6 p.m. Friday at the Knights of ...

Mother’s Day events set throughout Washington County

MARIETTA — Those in Washington County will have a multitude of events to choose from this weekend to show moms how much they care. From brunches and dinners to flea markets and motorcycle rides, this weekend will offer many tastes and activities for everyone’s mother to ...

Mother’s Day Artists Walk to get creative on Saturday

VIENNA — Artsbridge is presenting a Mother’s Day Artists Walk from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Central Mall. The event is free and open to the public and will feature more than 15 local artists who will not only be displaying and selling their artwork but most of them will be ...

North Bend Bluegrass Festival begins Friday

CAIRO — The 25th annual North Bend Bluegrass Festival will be Friday and Saturday at North Bend State Park. The festival runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10 per person on Friday and $30 per person on Saturday. North Bend also offers packages for ...

Carpenter displays photos at Parkersburg WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — The Danny Carpenter photography exhibit may be viewed through the month of May at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., in downtown Parkersburg. The exhibit is open during regular business hour of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Carpenter ...

Paw Paintings to raise funds for Humane Society of the Ohio Valley

MARIETTA — Collectors who would like to acquire a creative moment in the life of a dog at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley are in luck. As a way of contributing to a community cause, the Marietta College Arts Department is offering Paw Paintings: An Exhibition and Auction to Benefit the ...

Gentlemen of Note to perform ‘Musical Moments on Mother’s Day’

PARKERSBURG — A new musical organization has been formed in Parkersburg called Gentlemen of Note which will present “Musical Moments on Mother’s Day” at 4 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 10th and Juliana streets, Parkersburg. Admission is free. The group will be joined by ...

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Spring flower sale PARKERSBURG —The second annual Spring Flower Sale to benefit the Doug McLain Memorial Scholarship Fund will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Third and Market streets in Parkersburg. The cost is $15 per basket. The event is being done by Family/Friends of Doug McLain and the ...

Vidalia Onion Fest set for Saturday

ST. MARYS — The 2019 Sweet Breath of Spring Vidalia Onion Festival will be 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in St. Marys. There will be music, food, plant sales, farmers market, crafts, a car cruise in, bingo, and other activities on Washington Street from Phillips Pharmacy to Riverside ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Parkersburg to perform

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Parkersburg will wrap up its 2018-19 season on Sunday with a performance of Double Treble at 3 p.m. at Blennerhassett School in Parkersburg. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students and are available by calling 304-485-4200 or online ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players ready to go Wilde

MARIETTA — Opening Friday, the Mid-Ohio Valley Players presents Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly clever comedic masterpiece “The Importance of Being Earnest,” at the Players Theatre (corner of Third and Putnam streets). It tells the story of two young gentlemen in London, who each live a ...

Children’s Toy and Doll Museum to open for season

MARIETTA — For the curators of the Children’s Toy and Doll Museum, and its fans and followers, toys and dolls are much more than child’s play. They are representations of culture, past and present. “Toys are history,” said museum volunteer and collector Teresa Spencer. “They ...

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WHS Choral Concert VINCENT — The Warren High School Choral Department will present its annual Spring Revue at 7 p.m. today and Friday at Warren High School’s auditorium. Admission is $7 at the door. All choirs and handbell groups will be performing, with selections from the last 30 years ...

Parkersburg Choral Society concert set for Sunday

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Choral Society will present its Spring Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St., Parkersburg. Among songs to be performed will be the premiere of two new works commissioned by director Luke Zyla by California composer Brian Holmes. ...

Marietta College to hold Spring Choral Concert

MARIETTA — The Marietta College Department of Music will hold its Spring Choral Concert 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the First Congregational Church, 318 Front St. Performing will be the Concert Choir, Women’s Choir and Floodstage, an a cappella group like the popular group Pentatonix. The ...