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PARKERSBURG — The Point Park Concert Series continues at 8 p.m. Friday at Point Park Amphitheater. This month’s concert features Let’s Groove Tonight Band — Tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire. The Point Park Concert Series is a free-admission concert series hosted by Downtown PKB. The final show will be Sept. 6 featuring Tom Watt – The Buffettman.


History event

MARIETTA — The Brown Baggin’ Thru History program will be noon Friday at Campus Martius Museum. The program will feature The Dutch Milliners, which conduct research and produce scholarship pertaining to, but not limited to, the 18th Century and early 19th Century with a specific focus on cultural and regional ethnicities such as the Dutch. As a scholarly collective they pride themselves on their devotion to experimental archaeology and their non-traditional approach to living history. They are committed to providing accessible research to other individuals within the community emphasizing growth mindset and shunning absolutes, officials said. This program is free thanks to the support of the Washington County Public Library.



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


Movie Night

VIENNA — A movie night will be 7-9 p.m. Friday at Jackson Pool in Jackson Memorial Park. There will be swimming and a DJ from 9-10:30 p.m.


Youth play

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Junior Players will present “The Nifty Fifties” Friday through Sunday at Players Theatre at Third and Putnam streets. Show times are 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for youth ages 17 and under.


Book reading

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg native Linda Zimmer will be reading from her memoir “Playing with Memory” at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Parkersburg Art Center at Eighth and Market streets. When her mother Ellen, a former Parkersburg elementary school teacher, began showing signs of dementia, Zimmer drew on her background as a creative arts specialist to develop a “Playful Protocol” using puppets, pet therapy, music, art and nature to help her mother cope with the challenges, she said. Zimmer went on to develop an expressive arts program for the nursing home where her mother lived. Providing arts therapies for the residents in this facility showed her that human beings maintain access to their emotions and creativity for their entire lifespan, even with a diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, Zimmer said. Zimmer lives with her husband on a maple and blueberry farm near Helvetia, W.Va. She will be accompanied at the reading by therapy dog Toby.



VIENNA — A sale will be 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Summitt Valley United Methodist Church on W.Va. 14. Admission is free. There will be various items available along with soup, hot dogs and baked good.


Ice Cream Social

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Ice Cream Social will be 4-8 p.m. Sunday at Ninth and Market streets. There will be free ice cream along with inflatables, games, music, face painting, dancing and more. Hot dogs and drinks will be sold for $1 each. Donations support community ministries.


Car show

PARKERSBURG — Baptist Temple will be hosting its 17th annual car show from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday at City Park. For more information and to register online go to baptisttempleparkersburg.org