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Parkersburg Art Center makes activity bags available

Actors Guild postpones season

Summer Webb-Sundstrom and Maia Day prepare “PACtivitiy” bags to hand out today and March 28 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Parkersburg Art Center. (Photo Provided)

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Art Center is offering art activity packs for children.

The Actors Guild of Parkesburg also announced Friday that it would be postponing the rest of its current season.

Jessie Siefert, managing director of the art center, said the art center is working to give children something fun, educational and creative to do during the coming days.

Art center teachers are building “Take and Make Arts and Crafts Bags.” Each bag features several projects with instructions and supplies for the next two weeks. There are other family activities provided. Each week’s bag will feature different make and take items.

The supplies for the project have been provided thanks to a grant from the Virginia L. Neptune Foundation and a donation from PARS Charitable Giving.

Bags can be picked up at the art center from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. today and March 28 at the art center at Eighth and Market streets in downtown Parkersburg. Those interested can pick up the packs at the front desk or call 304-485-3859 when stopped in the loading zone and a staff person will bring them out.

The Guild announced Friday that based on guidance from the federal government, the CDC, and the governor of West Virginia, it has decided to temporarily postpone the remainder of its 2019-2020 Season.

“At this time, we are unable to announce when ‘The Producers,’ ‘Hallelujah Girls’ and ‘Rock of Ages’ will be presented. But rest assured, once this crisis is over and we have been given the green light from health officials and the state and federal government, we will be opening our doors to the public as soon as it is safe to do so,” Guild officials announced in a Facebook message Friday.

For those who have purchased tickets to individual shows or season ticket holders will have their tickets transferred to the newly scheduled dates once the new schedule is announced.

“Unfortunately, we are unable to provide refunds at this time. As we are sure you’re aware, the Actors Guild relies heavily on ticket income as a means to pay the bills, keep the lights on, and meet our payroll. If we aren’t able to perform our shows, we aren’t making money,” the announcement said.

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