Used book sale
VIENNA — The Vienna Public Library will hold its spring Friends of the Library book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the library on River Road. For Friends members, the sale will begin early from 6-8 p.m. today. Memberships are $5 per year. Prices will be 50 cents for paperbacks and $1 for hardcovers today and Friday. On Saturday, the cost is $2 per bag. Proceeds from the sale help support summer reading program, guest speakers for special events, supporting programs for youth and adult services and any other services the Friends can help the Vienna Public Library provide to the community.
PARKERSBURG — Area organizations will be holding Lenten fish fries over the next few weeks.
* Parkersburg Knights of Columbus will be 6 p.m. Friday at 1010 Market St. in downtown Parkersburg. The menu will include baked or fried Fish, steamed or fried shrimp or sides. The event is open to the public. Takeout is available by calling 304-428-0331.
* In Little Hocking, St. Ambrose Knights of Columbus will hold a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Fridays through April 12 at St. Ambrose Church, School House Road, Little Hocking. The cost is $9 and the event is open to the public. Takeout orders can be placed at the door.
Music at the Mall
VIENNA — Marietta College’s Department of Music will have four groups performing at Music at the Mall at 6 p.m. Friday at Grand Central Mall. Admission is free. Performing will be the Marietta College Funk Band, Floodstage, Jazz Band, and the Pio Pep Band.
MARIETTA — The next Brown Baggin’ Thru History program will be noon Friday at Campus Martius Museum. The program is free due to the support of the Washington County Public Library. The guest speaker is Judi Tarowsky and the topic is “The Damsels to the Rescue.” Tarowsky will be telling two stories, “The Nettle Spinner,” and “The Groach of Loc,” both from the Andrew Lang Fairy Books. “The Nettle Spinner” is a tale from Belgium, and “The Groach of Loc,” is from Brittany, one of the Celtic Nations. The two female heroes in these stories go about facing their challenges in two different ways, but in the end, come out as victors for all.
BELPRE — A used book sale of books, games, puzzles and crafts will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Maple and Third streets.
ST. MARYS — A Quarter Auction fundraiser will be Saturday at the St. Marys Marina to benefit Relay for Life. Doors open at 11 a.m. and the auction starts at noon. The first paddle is $5 and additional paddles can be purchased at $1 each (up to 3). There will be plenty of auction items, concessions, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, as well as various vendors.
Easter Egg Hunt
PARKERSBURG — A community Easter Egg Hunt will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Blennerhassett Church of the Nazarene at 421 Marrtown Road. The event is for youth up to 19 years. For information, contact Angie Lucas at 304-834-4973.
MINERAL WELLS — The Mid-Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation will host its annual JAKE’S Day youth program Saturday at the Wood County 4-H Campgrounds on Butcher Bend Road at Mineral Wells. Registration begins at 8 a.m. There will be shooting sports, fishing, trapping, hunting safety, hunting skills and turkey calling activities. The registration fee is $10 for youth up through age 17. All participants must be accompanied by an adult. JAKE’S stands for Juniors Acquiring Knowledge, Ethics and Sportsmanship.
Tartan Day Tea
BELPRE — The Tartan Day Tea will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Unicorn Wine Guild and Tea Room at 1816 Washington Blvd. Proceeds from the tea fund the Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival on April 20 at the City Park Pavilion. Tickets are $25 and reservations can be made by contacting the Unicorn Wine Guild at 740-423-1300 or at the shop. The tea will include Scottish music, genealogy assistance and door prizes.
BELPRE — The Belpre Lions Club all-you-can-eat pancake dinner will be 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the Belpre Lions Community Building, 2113 Murray St. Cost is $7 for adults and free for children under 5.
Big Band Dance
PARKERSBURG — The monthly Big Band Dance will be 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Stout Memorial United Methodist Church on Broad Street. The cost is $25. Bring your own non-alcoholic drinks and finger food. For more information, contact 304-916-0104.
RAVENSWOOD — The Ravenswood Senior Aquatic Pool will have a fundraiser from 4-7 p.m. April 11 at Wendy’s. Ten percent of all sales during that period will go to the pool to be used for maintenance.
Long Rifle exhibit
MARIETTA — The Association of Ohio Long Rifle Collectors will hold its 44th annual Ohio Long Rifle Exhibit Saturday and Sunday at the Lafayette Hotel. Public hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults; children age 12 and under admitted free with paying adult. There will be about 400 Ohio-made muzzle-loading rifles exhibited by private collectors, including plain working rifles as well as fancy brass, silver and ivory inlayed rifles. AOLRC members may be able to help identify long rifles brought in by visitors. A trading table will be provided where members can offer antique arms and accessories for sale or trade. More information is available at aolrc.com.
Mountwood Mountain Bike race
VOLCANO — The 2019 Marietta Brewing Co. Challenge at Mountwood mountain bike race will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Mountwood Park east of Parkersburg on U.S. 50. It is presented by the River Valley Mountain Bike Association and Marietta Brewing Co. On-site registration will be 9-11 a.m. Sunday will be $30 for junior, youth and just for fun classes. For all other classes, registration is $35 for WVMBA members and $40 for non-members. There will be Export, Sport and Beginner courses. All classes will start from the marina parking lot at noon, with the Expert course covering 22 miles, the Sport course covering 14 miles and the Beginner course covering 7 miles. For children, a free skills clinic will begin at 10 a.m. with young riders honing their skills riding over an assortment of obstacles in the non-competitive event. The free kids ride will begin at 11 a.m. with coaching and support available. More information is available at mountwoodpark.org
Senior Art and Design Capstone Exhibition
MARIETTA — Marietta College’s Art Department will close out the 2018-19 exhibition season with the annual Senior Art and Design Capstone Exhibition, which features the work of six students.
The exhibition, which is titled “Questionable at Best,” is the culmination of the students’ four years at MC as artists and designers. It will be held in the Atrium Gallery of the Hermann Fine Arts Center with an opening ceremony from 5-7 p.m. Friday.
“We have been preparing for the art show since the beginning of last semester and all of our projects are something we are passionate about,” said Megan Horsley ’19 (Millersburg, Ohio), one of the senior artists presenting at the exhibition. “It took a lot of research, time, and preparation for this show and I am very excited to present my final project and see the pieces come together.”
The other featured arts in the show are Kate Berg ’19 (Medina, Ohio), Angelo Leitner-Wise ’19 (Alexandria, Va.), Maria Mudre ’19 (New Albany, Ohio), Michelle Yu ’19 (Beijing, China) and JunQuan Zhou ’19 (Beijing, China). Each student will present an individual exhibition based on the skills, interests, and inspirations they have developed over the past four years. These exhibitions include a variety of mediums in both studio art and graphic design.
“Questionable at best” will be displayed in the Atrium Gallery on the third floor of Hermann Fine Arts Center, which is handicap accessible through May 5. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays.