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Book Presentation MARIETTA — Ohio native Nikki M. Taylor, Professor of History at Howard University, will talk about her most recent book “Driven Toward Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret Garner and Tragedy on the Ohio” at 7 p.m. today at the Timothy O. Cooper Auditorium. “Driven ...

Blennerhassett Museum readies Winter Lecture Series

PARKERSBURG —Blennerhassett Museum Winter Lecture Series is returning for another year, presenting four programs at 2 p.m. each Sunday in February. The series begins Feb. 3 and ends Feb. 24. Seating is limited. Call for information or reservations at 304-420-4800. The cost is $5 per lecture ...

Guild Builders to wrap up ‘Aladdin Jr.’ performances

PARKERSBURG — “Aladdin Jr.,” the Guild Builders youth theater program of the Parkersburg Actors Guild makes it final run this weekend at the Guild Playhouse at Eighth and Market streets. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students. The show will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and ...

Marietta College hosting two art exhibitions

MARIETTA — Two art exhibitions sponsored by the Marietta College Art Department are underway at the college. “Presence of People: A Drawing Exhibition by Beth Nash” is on display in the Atrium Gallery while “Veil: A Painting and Video Installation by Adrienne Tarver” is in Gallery ...

Honey Bee Expo set for Saturday at WVU-P

PARKERSBURG — The Mid Ohio Valley Beekeepers’ Association and the West Virginia Extension Services, will present the 17th annual Honey Bee Expo Saturday at the West Virginia University at Parkersburg campus. Cost is $25 for an adult and $8 for kids 12 and under. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. ...

Marietta College students to perform at Honor Band Weekend

MARIETTA — Local students are among the seven at Marietta College who have been selected by the Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association to perform in the Honor Concert Band and Honor Jazz Ensemble on Saturday and Sunday. This year’s Honor Band Weekend will be hosted at ...

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Spaghetti Dinner PARKERSBURG — The Knights of Columbus at 1010 Market St. will hold a spaghetti dinner at 6 p.m. Friday. Spaghetti with meat sauce and meatballs, salad and garlic bread will be served. Call in orders can be made at 304-428-0331. Public is welcome. *** Pancake ...

Guild Builders youth theatre program to present “Aladdin Jr.”

PARKERSBURG — The Guild Builders youth theatre program will be presenting “Aladdin Jr.” for the next two weekends at the Guild Playhouse in Parkersburg. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students. The show will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Jan. 25, 2:30 p.m. Sunday ...

Campus Martius Museum preps ‘Digging the Past’

MARIETTA — The Campus Martius Museum is getting ready for its annual day-long celebration of the distant past. The museum’s “Digging the Past” Archaeology Day, centered mainly around artifacts and old civilizations of the Mid-Ohio Valley, will be held Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-4 ...

Hidden Marietta Paranormal Expo set for Jan. 26

MARIETTA — A fun day of psychics, ghosts, monsters and the paranormal will be at the Hidden Marietta Paranormal Exposition at 5 p.m. Jan. 26 in the Lafayette Hotel Ballroom. In the ballroom of the haunted and historic Lafayette Hotel, the group will gather together all those who delight in ...

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I Did It My Way Tony DeSare, an award-winning composer and Top 10 Billboard jazz artist, will perform a tribute to the music of Frank Sinatra with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 in Colebank Hall at Fairmont State University. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, ...

Blues competition set to rock Marietta

MARIETTA — The Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society will hold its 27th annual River City Ohio Blues Competition this year, but with a change. In previous years, the competition was held in February and was followed in March by the annual River City Ohio Blues Festival. This year, the two ...

Folk singers to perform in Marietta today

MARIETTA — According to Michael “Moon” Mullen, owner of Over the Moon Pub and Pizza on Front Street and local musician, folk music uses lyrics to drive the song by telling a story. Today at 8 p.m., three local musicians will tell their stories in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Willie ...

Cleveland, Flamekeeper to entertain in New Martinsville

NEW MARTINSVILLE — The Wetzel County Convention and Visitors Bureau (Visit Wetzel County) is starting a new concert series in conjunction with the Back Home Appalachian Arts & Music Festival. Organizers started such an endeavor last year, but this year the budget has increased, and ...

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Chili Dinner PARKERSBURG — A chili and grilled cheese dinner will be 6 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus at 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call-in orders for takeout at 304-428-0331. Auction PARKERSBURG —American Legion Post 15 will hold an auction Sunday at the ...

Bluegrass stars to perform

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Award-winning bluegrass performers Rhonda Vincent and The Rage will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville. Tickets are $28 in advance and $33 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets call 740-753-1924 or online at ...

Art installation to open Friday

MARIETTA — “Veil: A Painting and Video Installation by Adrienne Tarver” will be on exhibit through April 20 at the Marietta College Art Department where an opening reception will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday. Adrienne Elise Tarver is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Brooklyn. ...

Kids’ art show displayed at Capitol

CHARLESTON —The inaugural Almost Heaven Art Exhibition featuring the work of West Virginia students in grades K-12 will be on display outside the Governor’s Reception Room in the West Rotunda at the Capitol. The show is sponsored by the office of the governor and the Department of Arts, ...

Gingery exhibit at WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — The Melony Gingery art exhibit may be viewed during January at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., Parkersburg. The exhibit hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gingery is an artist, sculptor and dreamer. Her art exhibit will ...

Mid-Ohio Valley set to ring in 2019

PARKERSBURG — Mid-Ohio Valley residents will have a number of activities and events to choose from as they celebrate the end of 2018 and the arrival of 2019 on New Year’s Eve. Some of those will include: WOOD COUNTY * In Parkersburg, the Blennerhassett Museum will be holding its first ...