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Concert PARKERSBURG — The Point Park Concert Series continues at 8 p.m. Friday at Point Park Amphitheater. This month’s concert features Let’s Groove Tonight Band — Tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire. The Point Park Concert Series is a free-admission concert series hosted by Downtown PKB. ...

New Parkersburg Art Center exhibit is the cat’s meow

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Art Center has gone to the dogs and cats through the month of August with the 2019 Regional Exhibit and its theme “Bow WOW Meow.” The pet-themed exhibit kicked off with an opening reception Sunday and will be on display through Aug. 24 at the art center at ...

Wirt County Fair to be held Aug. 7-10

ELIZABETH — The 2019 Wirt County Fair will be held Aug. 7-10 at the Camp Barbe 4-H grounds along W.Va. 14 near Elizabeth. The fair will feature four days of track events, entertainment, concessions, carnival rides and livestock programs. Daily admission is $7 ages 3 and up and free for 2 ...

Zion Baptist Church installs new minister

PARKERSBURG — Zion Baptist Church at Eighth and Clay streets in Parkersburg held an ordination and installation ceremony July 21 for its new minister, Pastor Lisa Grays. Grays, who said she was the first female African American pastor ordained in the conference, is the first female pastor ...

Music added to Parkersburg half marathon experience

PARKERSBURG — Live music is expected to add to the experiences of runners and walkers participating in the Parkersburg News and Sentinel Half Marathon and Two-Mile Race next month. Those not participating in the races also are welcome to listen to the two bands set to perform on Friday, ...

River City Comic Arts Festival drawn in new direction

MARIETTA — After taking a hiatus in 2018, the River City Comic Arts Festival is back this Sunday at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta. Jordan Lowe, owner of Marietta’s Asylum Comics, started the convention in 2011 and is focusing the event in a new direction this year. “This year it’s ...

‘Little Mermaid Jr.’ taking stage in New Martinsville

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Artslink will present “Little Mermaid Jr.” at the Lincoln Theater in New Martinsville at 7 p.m. Aug. 1-3 and a 3 p.m. matinee on Aug. 4. Tickets for reserved seats are $12 for adults and $8 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased online at artslinkwv.org. ...

‘La Cage Aux Folles’ to close out season for Actors Guild of Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — “La Cage Aux Folles,” the closing production of the Actors Guild of Parkersburg’s 2018-2019 season, opens on Friday. Based on the 1973 French play and 1978 film of the same name, “La Cage Aux Folles” tells the story of Georges (Chris Parsons) and Albin (Joe Reeves), ...

Parkersburg Art Center to present Bow WOW Meow exhibit

PARKERSBURG — Professional and amateur artists from throughout the region will have their works on display at the Parkersburg Art Center in an exhibit opening Sunday and remaining on display through Aug. 24. The show kicks off with an opening reception and awards ceremony from 2-4 p.m. on ...

Artsbridge Summer Music plans Anthony Mossburg concert

PARKERSBURG — Today’s keynote entertainer in the Artsbridge Summer Music at City Park is an award-winning country music singer. Anthony Mossburg will perform 7-8 p.m. at the City Park bandshell. The show, sponsored by Community Bank, will move to the Horseshoe Pit in case of rain. Lawn ...

Harmar Days set for this weekend

MARIETTA — The history of a frontier outpost and the industrial riverside neighborhood of Harmar will be celebrated with the hand-turning of a bridge this weekend. Harmar Days is an annual festival celebrated for more than 30 years to recognize not only the founding spirit of Fort Harmar ...

Weber exhibit to be one night only Aug. 1

MARIETTA — The Paintings of August James Weber, a one-night-only exhibit, will be held 6-8 p.m. Aug. 1 at Perry & Associates, 313 Second St., Marietta. The exhibit is a fundraiser for The Castle in Marietta. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. August James Weber, ...

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Historical society PARKERSBURG — H.G. Young III, a professor of music at West Virginia University at Parkersburg, will be the lecturer at the Wood County Historical and Preservation Society meeting 7 p.m. Monday in the Fire Training Center next to the Phelps/Tavenner House at 2401 Camden ...

Peoples Bank Theatre kicks off performance series

MARIETTA — Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta kicked off its 2019 Summer-Fall Spotlight Series in July with a pair of shows. The series continues in August and runs through the end of the year. This year marks the theatre’s 100th anniversary. Information about tickets is available online ...

Parkersburg Art Center to host dog show

PARKERSBURG — The “Bow Wow Meow” dog show will be 1:30 p.m. July 28 at the Parkersburg Art Center. Registration is $10 per dog and there's a category for every dog, the art center said. Prizes will be awarded to the top dog in each of the five categories: Best Smile: The Mona Lisa ...

Pomeroy to host blues bash along Ohio River

POMEROY, Ohio — Two nights of live music and a local craft beer festival will highlight the 19th annual Big Bend Blues & Brews Bash, which takes place July 26 and 27 at the Riverside Amphitheater in downtown Pomeroy, Ohio. Affectionately called “The Bash” by blues aficionados, this ...

West Virginia Interstate Fair weathers storms, forecast of excessive heat

MINERAL WELLS — Evening thunderstorms tried to dampen the spirit of the 2019 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition on Wednesday, but the fairgoers celebration in Mineral Wells continued after the rain stopped and continued into the night. The rain and storms at the fair stopped the ...

West Virginia Interstate Fair continues today

MINERAL WELLS — The 2019 West Virginia Interstate Fair and Exposition continues today through Saturday at the fairgrounds on Butcher Bend Road near Mineral Wells. The fair features live music, carnival rides, crafts, vendors, 4-H activities and track events for ATVs, trucks and ...

Marietta Sweet Corn Festival begins on Friday

MARIETTA — For a buck an ear, the community is invited to gorge on the renowned sweet treat of the summer this weekend. “Like a pirate, but on the river,” laughed Mark Doebrich, after checking that the tents went up in East Muskingum Park Tuesday. “You can eat cheap, the sweetest ...

Oak Grove Car Show to benefit rec area

MARIETTA — Fans of sunshine, food, play and classic cars will have a chance to experience all that Sunday morning at the Oak Grove Recreation Center. The volunteer group that looks after the community park is holding its ninth annual car show at the park Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and ...