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February 27, 2015 Fish fries PARKERSBURG — Local organizations and groups are holding fish fries during the Lenten season. A fish fry will begin at 6 p.m. today at the Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market S. more »»

Great American Home Show slated

February 27, 2015 By WAYNE TOWNER PARKERSBURG — The 2015 Great American Home Show will be today through Sunday at the National Guard Armory on Blizzard Drive in south Parkersburg. more »»

Heartwood in the Hills program enrollment open

February 27, 2015 By WAYNE TOWNER wtowner@newsandsentine. more »»

Jug band to perform

February 27, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Juggernaut Jug Band on March 2-4 will tour elementary schools in the region in the Artsbridge Artists-on-Tour series. more »»

‘Grease’ to be performed at MHS

February 27, 2015 By Jackie Runion Special to The News and Sentinel MARIETTA — “Grease” is the word as Marietta City Schools today will open its all-school production of the popular 1950s-themed musical. more »»

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February 13, 2015 Opry show McCONNELSVILLE — The Ohio Valley Opry Show will feature Donny Boggs, Jimmy Howson, Kay Fouss and many Opry regulars at 5 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Twin City Opera House. Doors open at 4 p.m. more »»

Symphony hosts bowling fundraiser

February 13, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Classical music lovers and bowling enthusiasts — and people who like both — can help support local music programs through the annual Bowling Ball V fundraiser on Feb. 21 in Parkersbur. more »»

Parkersburg Choral Society to hold concert

February 13, 2015 VIENNA — The Parkersburg Choral Society present a vocal journey of Valentine music 3 p.m. Sunday at Vienna Baptist Church, 3401 Grand Central Av. more »»

Two exhibits open at Marietta College

February 13, 2015 MARIETTA — Two exhibits are opening at Marietta College. more »»

Exhibition opens today at Culture Center

February 13, 2015 CHARLESTON — “West Virginians Answering the Call,” a new exhibit of military artifacts, opens today the Culture Center with a reception from 6:30-8:30 p.. more »»

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October 10, 2014 Sale PARKERSBURG — The Stephenson United Methodist Women Annual Bazaar and Basement Sale will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the church at 805 Liberty St. Proceeds will benefit church activities. more »»

Three exhibits open at Art Center

October 10, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Three very diverse exhibits will open with a reception today at the Parkersburg Art Center, said executive director Abby Hayhurst. more »»

MasqueRave to be held at Parkersburg Art Center Oct. 18

October 10, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Zombies from the Parkersburg Art Center stormed the municipal building in Parkersburg recently and forced Mayor Bob Newell to buy tickets to MasqueRave, the upcoming Halloween party at... more »»

Apple Butter Stir-Off to be held this weekend

October 10, 2014 BELPRE — The 36th annual Belpre Apple Butter Stir-Off will be Oct. 11 and 12 at Howes Grove Park in Belpr. more »»

Mansion by Candlelight

October 10, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The annual “Blennerhassett Island by Night - The Mansion by Candlelight” program will be today and Saturday at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. more »»

Barlow fair continues through Sunday

September 26, 2014 BARLOW — The Barlow Fair continues today through Sunday at the Barlow Fairgrounds. Entertainment, food, rides and other activities will be held through the weekend. more »»

Volcano Days held through Sunday

September 26, 2014 VOLCANO — The 26th annual Volcano Days Antique Engine Show and Festival will be held today through Sunday at Mountwood Park, just off U.S. 50 east of Parkersbur. more »»

Actors Guild kicks off new season

September 26, 2014 PARKERSBURG — The Actors Guild of Parkersburg today will kick off its 2014-2015 season with the play “Moonlight and Magnolias” for three weeks in September and October. more »»

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April 11, 2014 Smoot Spring Sing PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Spring Sing will be held 4 p.m. Saturday at the Smoot Theatre, 213 Fifth St. more »»

Egg hunts scheduled

April 11, 2014 PARKERSBURG — Easter egg hunts are planned throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley in the next two weeks, including one especially for visually impaired children. more »»

Art department opens exhibits

April 11, 2014 MARIETTA — The Marietta College Art Department will open two new exhibits today at the Hermann Fine Arts Center on the Marietta College campus. more »»



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