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Wheeling to host Raceboat Regatta

WHEELING — Vintage hydroplane raceboats — several capable of speeds in excess of 120 mph — will be roaring up and down the Ohio River in Wheeling again this Labor Day weekend. Four dozen of the fast craft already have registered for the annual Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta, ...

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Dinner PARKERSBURG — The Knights of Columbus will hold a baked fish dinner at 6 p.m. Friday at 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call-in orders may be made to 304-428-0331. *** Williamstown Lions Fundraiser WILLIAMSTOWN — The Williamstown Lions Club will be holding its ...

West Virginia State Honey Festival set for this weekend

PARKERSBURG — The 2018 West Virginia State Honey Festival will be Aug. 25-26 at City Park. The festival will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $2 for adults, $1 for children ages 7-12 years and free for ages 6 and under. Now in its 38th year, the ...

Dancers to offer one-day workshop at Schrader Youth Ballet

PARKERSBURG — Dancer Nick Mishoe and his wife, Shayne, will be offering a one-day ballet workshop featuring class and choreography for intermediate ballet dancers ages 12 and up from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at Schrader Youth Ballet Co. The class is open to any dancer, no matter their ...

EVE Inc. Auction set for Friday

MARIETTA — With an open checkbook Friday, you may walk away with a trip to Zimbabwe or pay for someone’s needed stay at the local domestic violence shelter. Doors open at 6 p.m. Friday at the Lafayette Hotel for the annual installment of the EVE Inc. Auction. “People can show up at the ...

Band of Brothers to perform at Parkersburg City Park

PARKERSBURG — Band of Brothers will perform at the Artsbridge Summer Music in the Park Concert Series today at 7 p.m. in the Parkersburg City Park band shell with a rain venue of the horseshoe pit shelter. The band consists of: Jimmy Gilmore on keys; Rich Davis, lead vocal and guitar; ...

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Baked Steak Dinner PARKERSBURG — A baked steak dinner will be 6 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus at 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Take-out orders available by calling Call 304-428-0331. *** Vienna events VIENNA — A pair of activities will be Friday and Saturday. ...

Waterford Community Fair kicking off today

WATERFORD — The Waterford Community Fair kicks off today, with gates opening at 4 p.m., and runs through Sunday. First thing this morning, young first-time exhibitor Cooper Townsend, 9, of Waterford, will take his pig to the fair. It’s been something new for the entire family, according to ...

Vocal Point prepares for performance

MARIETTA — After an invigorating camp week in July and weekly rehearsals in the choral room at Marietta High School, Vocal Point will debut its fall set. “It’s a fresh start with a new level of excitement coming out of camp,” senior Tyler Hartline, 17, said. “We have a fresh group, a ...

Tailgate party to benefit Humane Society of Parkersburg

VIENNA — The eighth annual WV Mountaineer Tail-waggin’ Tailgate Party fundraiser for the Humane Society of Parkersburg is 5-10 p.m. Saturday at Dils Riverfront Park in Vienna. The popular event has been attended by over 400 guests in past years. There will be $7,000 in prizes, a chance to ...

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Vienna Family Fun VIENNA — As part of the final Vienna Family Fund program, two events are planned today and Friday. A dog swim will be 5-8 p.m. today at Jackson Pool. On Friday, a zumba program will be 7-9 p.m. in the Jackson Pool parking lot. *** Bingo VIENNA — The Parkersburg High ...

Blennerhassett Island to hold events

PARKERSBURG — Events involving birds of prey and fireworks will be held the next two weekends on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. “Wings of Wonder – West Virginia Live Birds of Prey” will be presented at 1:30 p.m. Saturday on the island. The Three Rivers Avian Center will ...

Rivers, Trails and Ales kicks off tonight

MARIETTA — For the eighth year, Marietta is once again to host the Rivers, Trails and Ales festival downtown with excursions north to Lowell and south to Veto Lake. The festival began to highlight the many outdoor recreation assets in the Mid-Ohio Valley, but what once was a few organized ...

Steve Hussey, Jake Eddy to perform at Parkersburg City Park

PARKERSBURG — The Artsbridge Summer Music in the Park concert series will feature Steve Hussey and Jake Eddy at 7 p.m. today at Parkersburg City Park in the bandshell. In case of rain, the concert will be relocated to the horseshoe pit shelter. Hussey and Eddy started working together in ...

Downtown Parkersburg WesBanco hosting Elmer Napier display

PARKERSBURG — The rural West Virginia Americana Exhibit by Elmer Napier is on display through August at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St. in downtown Parkersburg. Viewing hours are Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. As a Wood County Schools ...

Smoot Theatre Vocal Ensembles holding auditions

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre Vocal Ensembles will be holding auditions for all three of its youth vocal groups at 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Smoot Theatre, 213 Fifth St. in downtown Parkersburg. There is no cost for membership in any of the Smoot ensembles. The Ensembles are The Children’s ...

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Dinner PARKERSBURG — A rib dinner will be 6 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus at 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Carry-out orders are available by calling 304-428-0331. *** Apraxia Walk WASHINGTON, W.Va. — The 2018 Greater Parkersburg Walk for Apraxia event will be ...

Belpre Homecoming carrying on without amusements

BELPRE — A last-minute scheduling error has caused the cancellation of the amusements at the Belpre Homecoming, which starts today, officials said on Wednesday. Due to last-minute booking concerns, the amusements, including rides and some midway games, will not be available, Lyndsay ...

Guild Builders to present ‘The Little Mermaid Jr.’

PARKERSBURG — The Guild Builders youth theater program will present “The Little Mermaid Jr.” for two weekends in August at the Guild Playhouse at Eighth and Market streets in downtown Parkersburg. The show will be presented at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Additional ...

Project Beauty part of Marietta exhibit

MARIETTA — The love-hate relationship between women and their cosmetics goes beyond the superficial. The expectation that women should put their best faces forward is often at odds with the way they perceive themselves, and one consequence is revenues of $62 billion for the cosmetics ...