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Mid-Ohio Valley to hold Thanksgiving dinners

PARKERSBURG — Various organizations and churches will continue the annual Thanksgiving tradition of providing a free meal to residents. * The Parkersburg Salvation Army on Fifth Street will hold its free Thanksgiving Day Dinner beginning at 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day. Dinner will be served ...

Holiday in the Park opens Saturday

PARKERSBURG — The annual Holiday in the Park lights display at City Park in Parkersburg will kick off with a lighting ceremony 6 p.m. Saturday at the City Park horseshoe pits where there will be holiday music, speeches by local dignitaries, recognition of past supporters and Santa Claus ...

Belpre Farmers Castle to hold Hineman book sale

BELPRE — Books collected over the lifetime of the late Rod Hineman will be offered for sale from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas Annex of the Belpre Farmers Castle and Education Center. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the museum at 509 Ridge St. “Rod collected hundreds of ...

Smoot Theatre to present A Christmas Carol

PARKERSBURG — The annual production of “A Christmas Carol” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Smoot Theatre in Parkersburg. Tickets are $30-$40 for adults and $20 for students by calling 304-422-7529 or at smoottheatre.com. (Photo Provided)

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Meatloaf Dinner PARKERSBURG — A meat loaf dinner will be held 6 p.m. Friday at The Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call 304-428-0331 for takeout orders. *** Crafts and Vendor Holiday Sale PARKERSBURG — A crafts and vendor holiday sale will be ...

Michael Nau to perform in Nelsonville

NELSONVILLE — Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville is hosting Michael Nau for a backstage performance today at 8 p.m. This show is general admission and audience members will sit on the Stuart’s stage with the performer. Ticket buyers will enter through the breezeway at the East ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg readies performance

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg will present “Violin or Fiddle?” at 3 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium at Blennerhassett School on Jewell Road. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets and information are available by calling 304-485-4200 or ...

Rhodes to display photos at downtown Parkersburg WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — The Damon Rhodes photography exhibit will be on display through November at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. Rhodes took up photography as a hobby over 30 years ago. Although he has had no formal training, he ...

Frazier, American Pops Orchestra to perform at WVU-P

PARKERSBURG — The American Pops Orchestra under the direction of Parkersburg native Maestro Luke Frazier next week will perform in local schools and at a free public concert at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The orchestra will present “An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly” in the ...

Band and Wind Ensemble to perform at Peoples Bank Theatre

MARIETTA — “Bach, to the Standards,” the fall concert of the Marietta College Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble, will be held 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Peoples Bank Theatre. The concert, free and open to the public, will include work by the greatest wind band composers of the early to ...

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Baked Steak Dinner PARKERSBURG — A public baked steak dinner will be held 6 p.m. Friday at the Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. Call in orders for takeout at 304-428-0331. *** Pancake breakfast WASHINGTON, W.Va. — The Washington Lions Club will hold a pancake and sausage ...

Actors Guild of Parkersburg to stage ‘Mary Poppins: The Musical’

PARKERSBURG — The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will present the musical “Mary Poppins: The Musical” in November with the opening at 8 p.m. Friday. The show will be presented 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15-16, Nov. 22-23 and Nov. 29-30, with additional shows at 2:30 p.m. Sunday and 6 p.m. Nov. ...

Trees of Our Heritage to be exhibited Sunday

PARKERSBURG — The Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History will present its 18th annual Trees of Our Heritage Christmas Tree exhibit beginning Sunday with an open house to kick off the six-week show from 1-3 p.m. at the museum, Second and Juliana streets. This year’s exhibit, which runs ...

Parkersburg Art Center to hold 6×6 Art Sale

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Art Center is ready for its third annual 6x6 Art Sale which will open Sunday from 1-3 p.m. at the art center at Eighth and Market streets in downtown Parkersburg. A preview will start at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. The opening is free for everyone. “We have more ...

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Spaghetti Dinner WILLIAMSTOWN — The Kiwanis of Williamstown will hold a spaghetti dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. today at the American Legion on Waverly Road. Cost is $10 and $5 for children 10 and under. Call Lois Meadows for more information and tickets 304 588-7777. *** Chili and Sandwich ...

Smoot Theatre musical set for tonight

PARKERSBURG — R.J. Lowe and Josh Martin are reviving their award-winning performances in “The Story of My Life” at 8 p.m. tonight at the Smoot Theatre. Proceeds from the two-actor show will go to the John Lee Theatre Scholarship Fund at the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation. Lee, a ...

Parkersburg Art Center schedules events

PARKERSBURG —The Parkersburg Art Center will be hosting a pair of events the week of Nov. 4 at Eighth and Market streets in downtown Parkersburg. The Board of Trustees at the art center has been gathering designer purses for the annual Purse Bingo Fundraiser at 6 p.m. Nov. 4. Doors open at ...

Trinity Used Book Sale set for Nov. 4-9

PARKERSBURG — The annual Trinity Used Book Sale will take place Nov. 4-9 at Trinity Episcopal Church on Juliana Street in downtown Parkersburg. Proceeds from the longtime annual sale are split between the church’s programs and several community programs, said book sale chair Lynn ...

Escape artist to perform at Twin City Opera House

MCCONNELSVILLE — Escape artist Michael Griffin will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and under. Ticket information is available at operhouseinc.com or by calling 740-962-3030. It is Griffin’s first ...

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Minnow of a Sale PARKERSBURG — The Junior League of Parkersburg will be sponsoring the Minnow of a Sale on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McCrady Jones Insurance Agency just past the Junior League Cook House on Murdoch Avenue. Funds raised are used to promote the projects of the ...