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Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley planning trip

PARKERSBURG — The Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley in April will host a field trip of important Revolutionary and Civil War sites in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The itinerary of the New Birth of Freedom Field Trip includes the historic district in Philadelphia and the historic ...

Evening of Blues to be held in Marietta Friday

MARIETTA — An Evening of Blues and Americana will be presented 8 p.m. Friday at the Gathering Place at Marietta. Sponsored by Station House Records, Marietta College and the Mid-Ohio Valley Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society, the show will feature The Dany Franchi Band and The Kara Grainger ...

Winter series set at the Dairy Barn Arts Center

ATHENS, Ohio — Starting Friday and running through April 11, The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens will be hosting free music and poetry events. Food, music, poetry and community will be offered. * Friday, The Coal Cave Hollow Boys live at The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Event begins at 6 ...

Marietta Kiwanis Club readying 65th Pancake Days

MARIETTA — The Marietta Kiwanis Club announces its 65th annual Pancake days from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Feb. 1 and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Feb. 2 at the First Congregational Church on Front Street in Marietta. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased from any Kiwanis ...

Marietta College to present ‘The Vagina Monologues’

MARIETTA — The Theatre at Marietta College presents “V-Day Marietta College 2019” featuring “The Vagina Monologues” by Eve Ensler as part of the Storyteller Series and “V-Day: A Global Movement to End Violence Against Women and Girls Worldwide”. This one-night only performance, ...

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta plans sustainability program

MARIETTA — The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta’s Green Sanctuary is partnering with its Social Justice Sunday program to offer a presentation on Sustainability and Local Sourcing at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall. Free and open to the public, the presentation will ...

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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 ...