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The Bonie Lee Bolen art exhibit will be on display through June at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., Parkersburg. The exhibit may be view during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bonie Lee Bolen artwork on display in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The Bonie Lee Bolen art exhibit will be on display through the month of June at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St. The exhibit may be view during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bolen has been painting ...

Jazzin’ Up the Museums fundraiser launches Friday

MARIETTA — The boat hasn’t yet sailed for a good cause and good music and food. The Jazzin’ Up the Museums fundraiser on the Valley Gem Sternwheeler will begin boarding at 6 p.m. Friday and reservations are still being accepted, according to Christina Tilton, director of marketing for ...

Coolville Founders Day to be celebrated

COOLVILLE — The annual Coolville Founders Day celebration will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. There will be concessions, entertainment and activities throughout the day. Activities will include a cruise-in, parade, horseshoe pitching tournament, kid’s activities, karaoke, a tractor show, ...

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Visitors to the Taste of Parkersburg receive a wine or beer glass for sampling the different beverages.

Taste of Parkersburg to be held Friday, Saturday

PARKERSBURG — The 12th annual Taste of Parkersburg will be June 3, bringing top quality food and wines to downtown Parkersburg. Organized by Downtown PKB, the Taste will be joined by two related events on the night before, the kickoff of this summer’s Point Park Concert Series on June 2 ...

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Atticus, a dog taken to the Humane Society of Parkersburg nearly dead from abuse and starvation and later restored to health, led last year’s Walk Your Paws parade at City Park in Parkersburg. This year’s Elinor K. Ross Walk Your Paws will be Saturday.

Walk Your Paws scheduled for Saturday

PARKERSBURG — The Humane Society of Parkersburg will be hosting its biggest fundraiser of the year, the annual Elinor K. Ross Walk Your Paws, on Saturday. “The Wizard of Pawz” is a fun 2-mile run/walk fundraiser for both families and animals staying at the shelter. The fundraiser ...

“N. Congress Street” oil by Gary Pettigrew

Parkersburg Art Center displays new exhibits

PARKERSBURG — Three new exhibits will open at the Parkersburg Art Center, with a reception from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday. On display in the Main and Boll Galleries are works by Gary Pettigrew, retired head of the Fine Art Department at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and by Chris Dutch and ...

Victorian Spring Tour, Tea to be held in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The Julia-Ann Square Historic District will holds its annual Victorian Spring Home and Garden Tour and Tea on Saturday and Sunday. During the event, visitors can take self-guided tours of the historic district in downtown Parkersburg from 1-5 p.m. both days. Tickets are $15 ...

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Schrader Youth Ballet dancers, front row: Emily Bond, Isidora Diaz, Ella Horton; second row, Naomi Potts, Josie Augenstein; back row, Lydia Ellis, Cadence Kline, Riley Karcher and Adelyn File.

Schrader Youth Ballet to perform at Smoot Theatre

PARKERSBURG — Schrader Youth Ballet will present its 51st annual End-Term Spring Performance at The Smoot Theatre on Friday at 8 p.m. Elena Musser will perform her Senior Dance of The Blue Bird Variation from “Sleeping Beauty.” A recent graduate of Meigs High School, she has accepted a ...

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Civil War Living History Day will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 27 at Henderson Hall in Boaz on River Road off West Virginia 14. Re-enactors from Carlin’s Battery will portray life during the Civil War.

Henderson Hall to hold events

BOAZ — Three events are slated in May and June at the historic Henderson Hall on River Road off West Virginia 14. The Pioneer Antique Auto Club will hold its annual Henderson Hall Antique Car Show starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Roy Meredith, organizer, is looking ...

Free movies available at Parkersburg parks

PARKERSBURG — A local non-profit has teamed up with a local volunteer organization to bring four free movies to Parkersburg’s parks beginning Friday. The Wood County Family Resource Network and Friends of Parkersburg’s Parks will present four titles rotated in four of the city’s parks ...

River Cities Symphony ‘Goes Broadway’

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley’s hometown River Cities Symphony Orchestra continues its 2016-2017 season with a fun Broadway-themed Summer Pops concert. The Pops Go Broadway Concert will be 7:30 p.m. May 20 at the Peoples Bank Theatre, 222 Putnam St., Marietta. Tickets are $15, $20 and ...

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The VanDevender Student Art Exhibit will be on display during May at WesBanco Bank.

VanDevender Student Art Exhibit displayed at WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — The VanDevender Student Art Exhibit will be on display during May at WesBanco Bank located at 415 Market Street. The exhibit can be viewed during regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Sixth grade exhibitors are: ...

Summer concerts slated throughout Mid-Ohio Valley

Music will be in the air all over the Mid-Ohio Valley this summer and the best part is, it’s all free. Kicking things off on May 23 will be Crossroad Messengers at Tomlinson Park in Williamstown. The events will be held every Tuesday through the beginning of September and will include mostly ...

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Amy Speace to perform Friday night at Quincy Street home.

Speace to play Parkersburg concert

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Americana Music Tribute Series will welcome Amy Speace on Friday evening in Parkersburg. The East Nashville-based singer-songwriter/guitarist will be performing in an intimate house concert setting beginning at 8 p.m. Speace will be accompanied by Kira ...

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Kody Reed of Grafton blows into a pit to start a fire during a previous Rendezvous on the River on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. This year’s Rendezvous began Wednesday and runs through Saturday, with another event planned in June.

Rendezvous on the River continues

PARKERSBURG — A visit to Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park is like stepping back to another century and another dimension will be added with the gathering of mountain men and other pioneers. The first Rendezvous on the River of the 2017 season began Wednesday and continues today ...

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Owner Mona Barrett holds one of the baby goats that will be at the Animal Farm Baby Shower during a busy day at Sweetapple Farm on Wednesday.

Sweetapple Farm to mark Mother’s Day with animals

VINCENT — What better way to spend the Mother’s Day weekend than being surrounded by dozens of baby animals at Sweetapple Farm? Mother’s Day is this Sunday and on Saturday the popular family farm in Vincent invites anyone to attend its Farm Animal Baby Shower. For the fourth year in ...

Bluegrass Festival slated at North Bend State Park

CAIRO, W.Va. — The 23rd annual North Bend Bluegrass Festival will be Friday and Saturday at North Bend State Park. The festival runs from 6-10 p.m. Friday and 1-10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10 per person on Friday and $30 per person on Saturday. North Bend also offers packages for ...

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Michelle Waters is bringing Undercurrent Music Festival to Point Park Marketplace in Parkersburg on May 13.

Undercurrent Music Festival set for Point Park Marketplace

PARKERSBURG — Undercurrent Music Festival, featuring 14 artists, will be held from 2-10 p.m. May 13 at Point Park Marketplace, 113 Ann St. in Parkersburg. Doors open at 2 p.m. with musical groups and musicians performing on two stages. The lineup includes Angela Perley and the Howlin’ ...

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Making onion rings for last year’s Sweet Breath of Life Vidalia Onion Festival in St. Marys were from right, Troy Winland, Olivia Sparks, Halle Metz, Kable Sparks and Sonya Adams. This year’s event will be Saturday in downtown St. Marys.

Sweet Breath of Spring Vidalia Onion Festival slated for Saturday

ST. MARYS — The 13th annual Sweet Breath of Spring Vidalia Onion Festival will be Saturday in St. Marys. Running from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., there will be music, food, plant sales, a farmers market, crafts, a car cruise in, bingo and other activities on Washington Street from Phillips Pharmacy ...

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Rev. Linda Steelman of the First Congregational Church of Marietta looks up into the bell tower at the church.

Hidden Marietta to be explored Saturday

MARIETTA — Have you ever wondered what it looks like above Two Peas in a Pod Florist? Or maybe you’re curious about what secret areas the Anchorage has that you’ve never seen. Hidden Marietta Tour Company and Marietta Main Street are teaming up to provide an exclusive self-guided tour ...