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Marietta Summer Theatre Festival opens

MARIETTA — The Marietta Summer Theatre Festival opens today featuring a dozen summer stock actors from Wisconsin to New York leading productions of William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” and the Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls.” The theatre festival opens with “Twelfth Night” ...

Pride Family Picnic to be held at Parkersburg’s City Park

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg Pride will be hosting a Pride Family Picnic from noon-5 p.m. June 23 at City Park in Parkersburg. In celebration of LGBTQ+ Pride month, the group is hosting a family-friendly day of activities that are free and open to the general public. “Parkersburg Pride ...

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park plans weekend events

PARKERSBURG — A couple of special events will be featured on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park this weekend. For the second time this summer, the Rendezvous on the River will be held Saturday through Monday. Pioneer re-enactors will set up camp on the island and show how early ...

Belpre Homecoming Festival looking for participants

BELPRE — The Belpre Homecoming Committee has announced registration details for participation in events associated with this year’s Belpre Homecoming Festival to be held at Belpre’s Civitan Park from Aug. 2-4. Registration forms for the annual parade, the pageants and as ...

Open Sky Arts Collective to perform at Parkersburg church

PARKERSBURG — Open Sky Arts Collective, a Christian arts group from Kansas City, Mo., comprised of mostly recovering drug addicts, is performing Friday through Sunday at the Memorial Church of the Good Shepherd, 903 Charles St., in Parkersburg. A neighborhood “parade” is scheduled for 1 ...

Glenville State College to hold ribbon cutting for music center

GLENVILLE — The Glenville State College Bluegrass Program has relocated to the Pioneer Stage, 10 East Main St., which will be the college’s Bluegrass Music Education Center. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held 6 p.m. today to help kick-off the West Virginia State Folk Festival. During ...

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Dinner PARKERSBURG — A baked steak dinner will be 6 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. Cost is by menu pricing. Take-out orders are available by calling 304-428-0331. The event is open to the public. *** St. Marys Downtown Yard Sale ST. MARYS — The St. Marys ...

Artsbridge readies Phil Lee concert

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Americana Music Series is welcoming back Phil Lee with special guest The Ben Davis Jr. Band on June 28 at 7 p.m. at Artsbridge, 925 Market St. in Parkersburg. “This was one of our best received shows in 2015,” musical coordinator Jeff Fox said. “It ...

Movies in the Park summer series scheduled

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Family Resource Network and the volunteer organization Friends of Parkersburg’s Parks will host their second annual Movies in the Park summer series this year. Three animated titles will rotate throughout the city’s parks during the summer. All movies are ...

Actors Guild of Parkersburg to stage ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

PARKERSBURG — “Little of Shop of Horrors” opens Friday at the Actors Guild of Parkersburg. The show is about Seymour Krelborn, a mild-mannered assistant in a flower shop who finds a plant that grows into a talking voracious man-eater. Seymour names it Audrey II after a co-worker on ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival begins Friday

PARKERSBURG — The 23rd annual Mid-Ohio Valley Multi-Cultural Festival will feature three days of food, fun, entertainment and activities at City Park in Parkersburg. This year’s festival runs from Friday through Sunday with free admission all weekend. The hours are 6-10 p.m. Friday, 11 ...

Mid Ohio Valley Players to hold final show of the season

MARIETTA — The Mid Ohio Valley Players will present the final show of the 2017-2018 season for three weekends in June. “The Ladies of Harmony,” by Ron Hill, is directed by Rod Poling and sponsored by WesBanco. The show will be presented Friday and Saturday, with additional performances ...

Civil War Reenactment Weekend to be held

WILLIAMSTOWN — The third annual Henderson Hall Civil War Re-enactment Weekend will be Saturday and Sunday. Carlin’s Battery D, a re-enactment group which participates in numerous re-enactments, will co-host the event. More than 100 blue- and gray-uniformed participants are expected. All ...

Mike Penn art on display at downtown Parkersburg WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — The Mike Penn art exhibit may be viewed through the month of June at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., in downtown Parkersburg. The exhibit is open during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Penn was a new contributor ...

The Janes to perform in Parkersburg City Park today

PARKERSBURG — The Artsbridge Summer Music in the Park concert series will feature The Janes today at 7 p.m. at Parkersburg City Park in the bandshell. In case of rain, the concert will be relocated to the horseshoe pit shelter. The Janes are comprised of Mary Eddy, Carry Wilson, Amanda ...

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Artsbridge Music in the Park The Janes is the featured band 7 p.m. today in the Artsbridge Summer Music in the Park concert series Parkersburg City Park in the band shell. In case of rain, the concert will be relocated to the Horseshoe Pit Shelter. The Janes are comprised of Mary Eddy, Carry ...

New Martinsville Vintage Raceboat Regatta scheduled for June 16-17

NEW MARTINSVILLE — The second New Martinsville Vintage Raceboat Regatta, called Speed and Spray on Father’s Day, will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 16 and from noon-6 p.m. June 17. Exhibition runs will take place throughout the weekend, featuring vintage raceboats like those that ...

West Virginia River and Rail Bass Festival slated for this weekend

ST. MARYS — The 2018 West Virginia River and Rail Bass Festival will be Friday through Sunday at the St. Marys Marina. The event features two days of competition for fishermen from around the region, with the final weigh-in on Sunday, along with activities and entertainment at the St. ...

Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Ice Cream Social to be held Friday

VIENNA — The 77th annual Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Ice Cream Social will be 6-9 p.m. Friday at the fire station and Spencer Park on 28th Street. The department has been calling city residents for donations of a cake or pie. Those who have not been contacted can also donate cakes or ...

Garden Party with the Blennerhassetts set for June 23

PARKERSBURG — A recreation of a 19th century garden party hosted by Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett will be held 1:45-4:30 p.m. June 23 on Blennerhassett Island. The event is planned by Martha and Richard Hartley, who also organized the annual Dining with the Blennerhassetts. “It ...