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Spring concert

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg High School A Cappella Choir Spring Concert is 7 p.m. today in the school auditorium. Doors open at 6 p.m. and admission is free.


Baked Chicken Dinner

PARKERSBURG — A baked chicken dinner will be 6 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus at 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call in for takeout orders at 304-428-0331.



BARLOW — The Friends of the Barlow Library will sponsor a music concert by Johnny Staats Trio at 7 p.m. Friday at the Barlow Library. The event is free and open to the public.


Children’s Tour and Program

PARKERSBURG — A new Children’s Tour and Program at the Blennerhassett Mansion will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday on Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. It is for children in third, fourth and fifth grades accompanied by a parent with hands-on learning activities. Cost is standard boat trip and Mansion entrance fees. Call 304-420-4800 to preregister or for more information.


Spaghetti Dinner

PARKERSBURG — American Legion Post 15 – 40/8 – will hold a spaghetti dinner from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at the post home at 2505 Ohio Ave. in the traffic circle. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. The event is open to the public. Plan B will perform from 7-11 p.m.



LOWELL — A strip steak or chicken dinner will be 5-8 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 750. Eat-in and carry-out are available. A youth group will be selling dessert.


Book sale

LUBECK — The Books, Burgers and Crafts Sale will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Lubeck United Methodist Church , 1771 Harris Highway. Lunch will be served. Admission is free.


Yard sale

PARKERSBURG — The Hamilton National Junior Honors Society will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton Middle School on Cadillac Drive.


Model Train Open House

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley Model Railroad Club will host its annual Spring Open House from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the club facility, located in the rear basement of NOE Office Equipment at 610 Green Street. Model trains will be running on detailed layouts in HO, N, S, O and G scales and a drawing will be conducted for an HO train set. Concessions will be available for purchase and parking and admission are free.


Cairo Jamboree

CAIRO — The Cairo Jamboree will be Saturday at the Cairo Community Building. Doors open at 5 p.m. and music starts at 5:30 p.m. The Cairo T-Ball team will be selling concessions.


Third Sunday Dinner

CUTLER — The Third Sunday Dinner will be noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road. The dinner is hosted by the Decatur Community Association and includes penne pasta, a drink and a homemade dessert. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Proceeds benefit the Cutler Community Center.


Strawberry Festival

MARIETTA — The annual strawberry festival fundraiser sponsored by the First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., is scheduled 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the church. The menu is a sandwich, chips, drink and either strawberry or peach shortcake. A bake sale will be held. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 7.



MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Junior Players will hold auditions for “The Nifty Fifties” at 6 p.m. May 19-21 at Players Theatre, Third and Putnam streets. The auditions are for ages 8-16. Please bring a summer schedule to show when you will be available.



LUBECK — Lubeck Senior Citizens and friends will hold a covered dish luncheon at noon May 21 at Lubeck United Methodist Church.


Market Day

MARIETTA — The Marietta Tractor Supply store is bringing makers, bakers, producers and businesses together for a community-wide, family-friendly event on Saturday.

From 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., the store will host its annual Market Day event featuring local vendors and their homemade and homegrown goods. Market Day is a free event, featuring items such as crafts, candles, produce, baked goods, in tents outside the Tractor Supply store at 100 Cherry Tree Lane.

This year’s vendors and community partners include: Let Us Chalk Your World, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Uncle Dan’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream, LLC, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Tammy’s “HandCrafted” Pearls and More, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“As members of this community, we strive to do whatever we can to support our neighbors,” said Jim Harlow, store manager of the Marietta Tractor Supply store. “Market Day allows us to highlight and support the great talent we have here, while creating a fun event everyone can enjoy.”