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Evergreen Series MARIETTA— The Cashore Marionettes will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Graham Auditorium at Washington State Community College. The Cashore Marionettes are the creation of designer and puppeteer Joseph Cashore. The free performance is a series of scenes taken from ...

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Dinner PARKERSBURG — The Knights of Columbus will hold a meatloaf dinner at 6 p.m. Friday at 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call-in orders may be made to 304-428-0331. Yard sale PARKERSBURG — Five local historical groups will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...

Market to host merchants, artists

PARKERSBURG — Artsbridge will hold its second Market Street Merchants and Artists Walk of the summer season from 5-7 p.m. Friday along Market Street in downtown Parkersburg. Businesses and organizations throughout Market Street are participating by remaining open and by sponsoring an artist ...

Sternwheel Festival kicks off Friday

MARIETTA — The 2018 Ohio River Sternwheel Festival will run Friday through Sunday at the Ohio River Levee in downtown Marietta. In addition to this year’s headliners, several local acts will be featured including Steve and Bev Pottmeyer, Marietta High School Band and Choir, and ...

Basket exhibit to be held at Art Center

By WAYNE TOWNER wtowner@newsandsentinel.com PARKERSBURG — An award-winning basket exhibit will be on display through September and early October at the Parkersburg Art Center. Judith Saunders, an artist from Norfolk, Va., will bring her plaited basketry to the art center for an exhibit ...

Art, music exhibitions to be held at college

MARIETTA — The Marietta College Art Department will present an evening of art and music with two exhibitions and a live performance by Back Porch Alibi from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 14. On display in Gallery 310 through Sept. 22 is “Velvet Forms: Figure Drawings by Laida Carro.” Cuban American ...

Smith to perform at Twin City Opera House

McCONNELSVILLE —Connie Smith will perform at the Ohio Valley Opry’s 18th Anniversary Show on Sept. 15 at the Twin City Opera House. “I feel so fortunate to have been introduced to Nashville in the early sixties. It was a magical time in country music; country artists were encouraged to ...

Washington County Fair events begin Friday

MARIETTA — The 2018 Washington County Fair will feature five days of food, fun, activities, rides and other attractions at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Marietta. Daily admission will be $8 with children 6 and under admitted free. A season or membership pass will be $25. The ...

StubbeFest to be held at Dils Center

PARKERSBURG — Downtown PKB is planning an official ribbon cutting at 3 p.m. Saturday to celebrate the grand re-opening of the Dils Center to kick off StubbeFest. StubbeFest is a celebration of the life of Todd Stubbe and his dream for revitalizing not only the Dils Center, but downtown ...

Wheeling to host Raceboat Regatta

WHEELING — Vintage hydroplane raceboats — several capable of speeds in excess of 120 mph — will be roaring up and down the Ohio River in Wheeling again this Labor Day weekend. Four dozen of the fast craft already have registered for the annual Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta, ...

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Dinner PARKERSBURG — The Knights of Columbus will hold a baked fish dinner at 6 p.m. Friday at 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call-in orders may be made to 304-428-0331. *** Williamstown Lions Fundraiser WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williamstown Lions Club will be holding its ...

West Virginia State Honey Festival set for this weekend

PARKERSBURG — The 2018 West Virginia State Honey Festival will be Aug. 25-26 at City Park. The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 7-12 years and free for ages 6 and under. Now in its 38th year, the ...

Dancers to offer one-day workshop at Schrader Youth Ballet

PARKERSBURG — Dancer Nick Mishoe and his wife, Shayne, will be offering a one-day ballet workshop featuring class and choreography for intermediate ballet dancers ages 12 and up from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Schrader Youth Ballet Co. The class is open to any dancer, no matter their ...

EVE Inc. Auction set for Friday

MARIETTA — With an open checkbook Friday, you may walk away with a trip to Zimbabwe or pay for someone’s needed stay at the local domestic violence shelter. Doors open at 6 p.m. Friday at the Lafayette Hotel for the annual installment of the EVE Inc. Auction. “People can show up at the ...

Band of Brothers to perform at Parkersburg City Park

PARKERSBURG — Band of Brothers will perform at the Artsbridge Summer Music in the Park Concert Series today at 7 p.m. in the Parkersburg City Park band shell with a rain venue of the horseshoe pit shelter. The band consists of: Jimmy Gilmore on keys; Rich Davis, lead vocal and guitar; ...

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Baked Steak Dinner PARKERSBURG — A baked steak dinner will be 6 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus at 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Take-out orders available by calling Call 304-428-0331. *** Vienna events VIENNA — A pair of activities will be Friday and Saturday. ...

Waterford Community Fair kicking off today

WATERFORD — The Waterford Community Fair kicks off today, with gates opening at 4 p.m., and runs through Sunday. First thing this morning, young first-time exhibitor Cooper Townsend, 9, of Waterford, will take his pig to the fair. It’s been something new for the entire family, according to ...

Vocal Point prepares for performance

MARIETTA — After an invigorating camp week in July and weekly rehearsals in the choral room at Marietta High School, Vocal Point will debut its fall set. “It’s a fresh start with a new level of excitement coming out of camp,” senior Tyler Hartline, 17, said. “We have a fresh group, a ...

Tailgate party to benefit Humane Society of Parkersburg

VIENNA — The eighth annual WV Mountaineer Tail-waggin’ Tailgate Party fundraiser for the Humane Society of Parkersburg is 5-10 p.m. Saturday at Dils Riverfront Park in Vienna. The popular event has been attended by over 400 guests in past years. There will be $7,000 in prizes, a chance to ...

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Vienna Family Fun VIENNA — As part of the final Vienna Family Fund program, two events are planned today and Friday. A dog swim will be 5-8 p.m. today at Jackson Pool. On Friday, a zumba program will be 7-9 p.m. in the Jackson Pool parking lot. *** Bingo VIENNA — The Parkersburg High ...