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Allied Artists of WV Juried Exhibition opens at Parkersburg Art Center

PARKERSBURG — The work of artists from across the state of West Virginia will be on display for the next month at the Parkersburg Art Center in downtown Parkersburg. The Allied Artists of West Virginia Juried Exhibition will open with a reception and award ceremony from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at ...

Foliage Tour offers Washington County stops this weekend

DART, Ohio — The 29th annual Fall Foliage Tour and Antique Engine/Equipment Show will celebrate the fall change of colors Saturday and Sunday at several locations along Ohio 26 north of Marietta. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday and is sponsored ...

Marietta College presenting ‘Refraction: An Illustrated Journey’

MARIETTA — The Marietta College Art Department is pleased to present “Refraction: An Illustrated Journey. An Exhibition of Illustrations and Infographics by Christina (Biedenbach) Ullman ’93,” on display in Gallery 310 through November 30. An opening reception and brief gallery talk ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players to host Fall Festival of Family Fun

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will be presenting several programs in October as part of the community theater group’s Fall Festival of Family Fun and Friday. The programs will be offered at Players Theatre at Third and Putnam streets in downtown Marietta. Tickets are available at ...

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German Fest PARKERSBURG — The seventh annual German Fest will be Saturday at First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. and food will be served until 3:30 p.m.. Other activities will continue until 4 pm. Homemade German food concessions are a major part of the ...

Wirt County Pioneer Day set for Saturday

ELIZABETH — The 16th annual Wirt County Pioneer Day will be Saturday in the courthouse square in Elizabeth. The Elizabeth Beauchamp Chapter Daughters of American Pioneers organizes the heritage event which will feature vendors, concessions, craft demonstrations, a Ladies Tea, Civil War ...

Ox roast to be held Saturday

MINERAL WELLS —The annual Wood County 4-H Ox Roast will be held 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Pit roast beef will be served with mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade barbecue sauce, green beans, roll, dessert and drink – all for $10. All proceeds support the upkeep of the Wood County 4-H ...

First Lutheran Church to host German Fest

PARKERSBURG — The seventh annual German Fest will be held Oct. 13 at First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St. Activities will begin at 11 a.m. and food will be served until 3:30 p.m.. Other activities will continue until 4 pm. The festival will be held under the big tent on the lawn at ...

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Bonnie “Prince” Billy Concert NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Stuart’s Opera House welcomes Bonnie “Prince” Billy 7:30 p.m. Monday. The man who acts under the name Will Oldham and sings and composes under the name Bonnie “Prince” Billy has, over the past quarter-century, made a mark on ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg to kick off new season

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg will begin its new season with Music Director Lawrence Loh at the helm and a special guest appearance from fan-favorite pianist Jon Nakamatsu on Sept. 30 in Parkersburg. The concert will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Blennerhassett School ...

New Martinsville RegattaFest revving up this weekend

NEW MARTINSVILLE — Powerboat racing is coming to New Martinsville this weekend with RegattaFest on the Ohio River. The free weekend will feature nationally sanctioned championship powerboat racing, entertainment, Kid Zone activities (including inflatables and Get Fit Kids), concessions, car ...

Mountwood Park to host Volcano Days this weekend

VOLCANO — The 30th annual Volcano Days Antique Engine Show and Festival will be Friday through Sunday at Mountwood Park, just off U.S. 50 east of Parkersburg. The festival will feature three days of live entertainment, displays of antique engines, historical lectures and tours, a variety of ...

Barlow Fair opens today

BARLOW — The Barlow Fair, the last county fair of the year in Washington County, opens today for a four-day run. The gates open to the public at 4 p.m. today and the fair winds up at 4 p.m. Sunday. “We will have the same old traditional things, with tractor pulls, a pony pull and live ...

Pleasants County Agricultural Youth Fair rescheduled

ST. MARYS — Due to rain and rising water on the Ohio River, much of the 2018 Pleasants County Agricultural Youth Fair scheduled in mid-September was cancelled. Some of those activities have been rescheuldued for the upcoming weekend and in mid-October. On Saturday at the St. Marys High ...

Glenn Miller Orchestra to perform in Marietta

MARIETTA — Decades have gone by since Big Band music dominated the world stage, but it lives on through the efforts of dedicated musicians. Glenn Miller founded one of the genre’s great assemblies in 1938, knocking out hits that included the classics “Moonlight Serenade,” ...

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Fish and Shrimp Dinner PARKERSBURG — The Knights of Columbus will hold a baked fish and shrimp dinner at 6 p.m. Friday at 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Takeout orders can be made by calling 304-428-0331. *** Vendor and craft fair VIENNA — The Wayside Vendor and Craft ...

Taste of Marietta slated for Saturday

MARIETTA — Those traveling down Putnam Street on Saturday will have to make a detour around the newest event in the Pioneer City—and may want to stop for a bite. From 5-10 p.m., The Taste of Marietta - Taking it to the Streets fundraiser will be held in the 200 block of Putnam Street in ...

Belleville Homecoming Festival runs Friday through Sunday

BELLEVILLE — The 2018 Belleville Homecoming Festival will be Friday through Sunday at the Belleville Community Center on West Virginia 68 South at Belleville in southern Wood County. The three-day festival will feature entertainment, activities, games and attractions, including music by this ...

Historic marker dedication set for Saturday in Marietta

MARIETTA — The Col. Jesse Hildebrand Historical Marker Dedication will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #67 Hall, 161 Front St.The event is sponsored by Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #67 and Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley. It will be open to ...