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Auction to Help Festival

RAVENSWOOD — A public auction will be 6 p.m. Friday in the Old Fashion Bug Building in the Ravenswood Shopping Center. Concessions will be available. A portion of the proceeds helps support the Ravenswood Ohio River Festival.

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Easter Egg Hunt

VOLCANO — The annual Mountwood Park Easter Egg Hunt will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Carson Station in Mountwood Park. The free community event is open to children ages to 13 years.

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Easter Egg Hunt

PARKERSBURG — The First Assembly of God will hold a free community Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church at 139 Hill Ave. off Marrtown Road. The event is for children ages 1-12. For more information, call 304-485-0121.

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40/8 Spaghetti Dinner

PARKERSBURG — The American Legion Post 15 at 2505 Ohio Ave., will hold its 40/8 spaghetti dinner from 6-8 p.m. Saturday. Cost will be $7 for adults and $3 for children. For more information contact 304-485-5891.

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Concert

MARIETTA — The Marietta College Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music will be hosting its inaugural Festival of Contemporary Music — a two-concert festival — on Tuesday and April 25. Both concerts are free and open to the public. The first concert is a joint venture with the MC New Music Ensemble and the Nexus 4 string quartet from East Lansing, Mich., at 7 p.m. April 23 at The Gathering Place. It will also feature the premiere performance of Dr. Andy Francis’ String Quartet No. 2. The second concert features saxophonist Jordan Reed, and will consist of music for saxophone and electronic instruments at 7:30 p.m. April 25 at the Alma McDonough Auditorium.

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Spring Jazz Concert

MARIETTA — The Marietta College Department of Music Jazz Combo Spring Concert will be held 7:30 p.m. today at the Alma McDonough Auditorium. Under the direction of Jordan Reed, Instructor of Saxophone and Jazz at Marietta College, the music presented will be from 1959-69. Collaboration also includes the Department of Music’s pianist, Merewyn Weinkauf, on a composition written by Reed.

Music Education student Calaya Rake of Marietta, class of 2020, also will perform with the Jazz Combo.

The concert is free and open to the public. Doors to the auditorium open at 7 p.m.

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Jewell at Twin City Opera House

McCONNELSVILLE, Ohio — The first winner in the USA Network’s television show “Nashville Star” will open the 2019 season of the Ohio Valley Opry on Saturday at the Twin City Opera House.

Buddy Jewell, after winning the season, released on Columbia Records his self-titled debut album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts and No. 13 on the Top 100 Pop Album Charts.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show will start at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available on the website at OhioValleyOpry.com or by calling the office at 740-525-9218.

Also appearing on the show will be The Clark Family, Matt Coleman, Tai Ray, Mike Morrison, Beth Bigham and comic Uncle Doofus.

The show, in its 19th season, has remained one of the top tourist attractions in Morgan County since its onset in 2000.

Headed by Morgan County locals, the Marvin and Deana Clark Family, the Ohio Valley Opry brings in the best of country, gospel and bluegrass music to the stage, according to a press release.

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Eastern Star Fundraiser

RAVENSWOOD — R. Douglass Chapter No. 15, Order of the Eastern Star, will have a fundraiser from 4-8 p.m. April 25 at the Wendy’s. Ten percent of all sales during that period will go to support Eastern Star charities, including cancer, heart, Knights Templar Eve Foundation, Scottish Rite language disorders, Shriners Hospital Transportation and service dogs. There will also be a prize wheel.

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Scramble

ST. MARYS — The Frontier High School Alumni Association Committee from the classes of 1969-1990 will hold a golf scramble 9 a.m. May 4 at the St. Marys Golf Course. The four-man 18-hole scramble has a $200 entry fee. All proceeds will be given to the Frontier Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. Included are the golf cart, lunch, cash payout and door prizes. The association hopes to get a sponsor for each hole where there will be a sign with the name of the sponsor at the hole.

Proceeds from the sponsors also go toward scholarships. A sponsorship is $100. For more information, registering a team or sponsoring a hole, call Jeff Beaver at 740-374-4026.

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