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Parkersburg holiday concert set for Dec. 9

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra is presenting a new spin on its classic holiday concert with Sounds of the Season on Dec. 8 and 9. Guest Conductor Michelle Merrill returns to West Virginia to lead the orchestra and choruses through a variety of classic and new holiday ...

Downtown Marietta lofts open doors for Christmas tours

MARIETTA — As people stroll down Front Street, their eyes may be naturally drawn to the festive holiday decorations and potential Christmas gifts for friends and loved ones. It’s forgivable if they don’t look up to notice that many of the buildings and shops downtown have a second ...

Oratorio Chorus to present Handel’s Messiah in Marietta

MARIETTA — The Hallelujah Chorus is known to nearly everyone in the western world, but it’s only a few moments of that powerhouse among oratorios, Messiah by George Frideric Handel. The full effect of the 90-minute composition, presented by Marietta College and voices from around the ...

Harlem Globetrotters to hold court in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — When the Original Harlem Globetrotters take the court at the Parkersburg High School Memorial Fieldhouse on Jan. 14, a young child might be inspired to start building up his or her own basketball talent. One day, that same child’s skills might reach a level that would allow ...

Parkersburg, Vienna to hold Christmas parades

PARKERSBURG — Two holiday parades and a downtown celebration will be Saturday in Vienna and Parkersburg. Santa Claus is expected to participate in both holiday parades, according to organizers. Downtown PKB is holding its Winterfest program on Saturday evening in downtown ...

Julia-Ann Square Historic District to host Victorian Tour

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 today through Sunday featuring a mixture of home tours, antique shows and other ...

Easter Seals tree auction to be held on Dec. 6 at Blennerhassett Hotel

PARKERSBURG — The 32nd annual Easter Seals Festival of Trees is underway at the Blennerhassett Hotel in downtown Parkersburg. The event features 43 Christmas trees, wreaths and mantel pieces which have been created and decorated by local individuals, businesses and organizations which ...

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 ...