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Singers to take stage at Actors Guild Idol fundraiser on May 19

PARKERSBURG — The finalists of the first Actors Guild Idol singing competition have been selected. Sponsored by the Actors Guild of Parkersburg, the fundraising competition has been pared to 10 vocalists who will meet for the final contest at 7:30 p.m. May 19 at the Actors Guild on Market ...

Woof Fest to be held Sunday at Mountwood Park

VOLCANO — For the last decade, Mountwood Park has been going to the dogs on a special Sunday each year. This year, the 10th annual Woof Fest Fun Run and Pageant will be noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, presented by the Friends of Mountwood Park. Woof Fest features activities, contests, ...

Fire and Rain

Frequent Smoot visitor Jim Witter will present “Fire and Rain” at 8 p.m. Friday at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg. He will be joined by vocalist Giselle Sanderson. Tickets are $20-$40 and can be obtained by calling 304-422-PLAY (7529) or online at smoottheatre.com.

Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park to open for visitors

PARKERSBURG — Beginning May 1, the Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park will open for the 2018 season as visitors begin taking sternwheeler rides to visit the restored mansion and tour the historic island. The new season will see the continuance of several popular program, ...

W.P. Snyder Jr. to mark birthday

MARIETTA — Built in Pittsburgh by Carnegie Steel Co. in 1918, the towboat that eventually would be named the W.P. Snyder Jr. was created for pulling and pushing barges up and down the Ohio River. Steam-powered, 175-feet long and 32-feet wide, it carried a crew of 20 and sat about 5 feet ...

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Library to host writers PARKERSBURG — Author and editor Cat Pleska and poet Randi Ward of Parkersburg will present a reading and discussion on a new anthology at the Parkersburg-Wood County Public Library from 2-4 p.m. Saturday. After the presentation, Pleska and Ward will sign copies of the ...

Unni Boksasp Ensemble to perform at Peoples Bank Theatre

MARIETTA — Peoples Bank Theatre and Marietta College are hosting a Norwegian music group during the month of April, including a public concert at 7 p.m. April 28 at the theatre on Putnam Street in downtown Marietta. Tickets are $16 and are available at the Peoples Bank Theatre box office, ...

Peoples Bank Theatre announces shows

MARIETTA — The Peoples Bank Theatre on Wednesday announced its 2018 Summer-Fall Spotlight Series, featuring the return of several audience favorites, as well as award-winning artists from the genres of classic rock, country, bluegrass and folk. The season’s headliners include Wynonna ...

Actors Guild of Parkersburg to perform ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

PARKERSBURG — The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will present the classic drama “To Kill a Mockingbird” for two weekends at the Guild Playhouse at Eighth and Market streets in downtown Parkersburg. The play will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and April 27 and 28, with matinee ...

Parkersburg Fishing Derby set for Saturday

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Recreation Commission will hold the annual Parkersburg Fishing Derby on Saturday at City Park and Southwood Park in Parkersburg. The derby will be 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the ponds at both parks. It is free to all children ages 3-14. Prizes awarded for ...

Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival slated for Saturday in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — The 2018 Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival will be Saturday at the City Park Pavilion, featuring music, dancing and other attractions. The festival, now in its 13th year, will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 per person with children ages 12 and under admitted ...

Marietta Earth Day events offer fun for kids

MARIETTA — Developing good habits at a young age can be much easier than changing them a little later in life. That’s why the annual Earth Day celebration in Marietta is chock full of fun, hands-on activities for children that also teach them how to preserve natural resources. “When I ...

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Third Thursday Talk MARIETTA — The Castle will hold its next Third Thursday Talk at 7 p.m. today at 418 Fourth St. Admission is $5 for non-members, $4 for members and free for docents. Register by calling 740-373-4180 or visit mariettacastle.org. The program is entitled “Marietta’s ...

Missoula Children’s Theatre to present ‘Snow White’ at the Smoot

PARKERSBURG — Area children are working and rehearsing each evening this week to learn dialogue and scenes as they prepare to put on a play April 14 at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg. The Missoula Children’s Theatre program has returned to the Smoot Theatre, giving local ...

SW Resources artists to hold exhibit at Parkersburg Art Center

PARKERSBURG — Windows of Opportunity featuring the work of the Marble Tree artists of SW Resources will open with a reception 2:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Parkersburg Art Center. Windows of Opportunity features Linda Alexander, Forest Ash, Charlene Dawson, Jenny Ferruso, Kristi Garrison and ...

Jazz, A Cappella concert slated at Marietta College

MARIETTA — Marietta College’s Jazz Combo and Floodstage will team up for a spring Jazz and A Cappella concert - Can’t Stop that Feeling! - at 7:30 p.m. April 19. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will be in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. “This concert is a ...

Trillium Piano Trio to perform at Washington State Community College

MARIETTA — The Trillium Piano Trio will be performing in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Graham Auditorium at Washington State Community College. The performance in The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series at Washington State Community College is in collaboration with the Washington State ...

Folk duo set to perform at Stuart’s Opera House

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — The folk duo Anna & Elizabeth will perform 8 p.m. today at Stuart’s Opera House in Athens County. Anna & Elizabeth’s partnership pioneers new ways of presenting old songs and stories to modern audiences. The group has been together since 2011. Doors open 6 ...

Larry Bragg displaying art at Parkersburg WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — The Larry Bragg Art Exhibit can be viewed at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., Parkersburg during regular business hours 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. Larry Bragg has been painting in oil and acrylic for 50 years and is the owner of Main ...

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Spring Dinner VIENNA — The Sons of Italy of the Mid-Ohio Valley will hold its annual spring social dinner 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on 55th Street. The dinner is free to members and those interested in joining the club. Members are encouraged to bring a covered dish. ...