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Mid-Ohio Valley events to honor Memorial Day

PARKERSBURG — Communities in the Mid-Ohio Valley will be celebrating Memorial Day with parades and ceremonies during the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Two ceremonies in Parkersburg will be held Saturday, while Sunday will feature two programs in Ravenswood and a picnic in Parkersburg. ...

Schrader Youth Ballet preps spring performance

PARKERSBURG — The School of the Schrader Youth Ballet will present its 53rd End-Term Spring Performance under the direction of owner and Artistic Director Velma Schrader at 8 p.m. May 25 at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and ...

Tour to showcase historic Marietta homes

MARIETTA — For the next two weekends, visitors will be able to step back in time during the second annual Historic Marietta Tour of Homes. As part of The Castle’s fundraiser, 10 local homes will open their doors as part of a self-guided tour around historic downtown. Five homes will be ...

Smoot Vocal Ensembles holding auditions

PARKERSBURG— The Smoot Theatre Vocal Ensembles will hold auditions dates for next year’s groups 4 p.m. May 29 and May 30 at the Smoot Theatre, 213 Fifth Street. The Ensembles are the Children’s Chorus for boys and girls who will be in grades 4, 5 and 6 next year, the Girls Ensemble for ...

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Ellison to perform PARKERSBURG — John Ellison, a 2015 West Virginia Music Hall of Fame inductee, will be performing at 7 p.m. Friday at Ohio Valley Rowing Club in Parkersburg. Ellison wrote the song “Some Kind of Wonderful.” The show will be outside along the Ohio River, near the ...

Nelsonville Music Festival opens June 6

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Stuart’s Opera House is presenting the 15th annual Nelsonville Music Festival June 6-9 at Robbins Crossing on the campus of Hocking College in Nelsonville. The festival has four days of music featuring many bands on multiple stages all weekend long, along with camping, ...

Parkersburg Art Center to hold events

PARKERSBURG — A pair of events will be held this weekend at the Parkersburg Art Center. The ladies of the Parkersburg Art League of the Parkersburg Art Center (PAC PALs) will hold their biennial Princess Party from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance at ...

Smoot Theatre to present concert on Sunday

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre Vocal Ensembles will present their final concert of the year at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Smoot Theatre, 213 Fifth St., in downtown Parkersburg. The event is free and open to the public, with donations accepted. The choral groups are The Smoot Theatre ...

Hidden Marietta explores secret spaces

MARIETTA — Marietta Main Street is teaming up with the Hidden Marietta Tour Company to host a downtown tour called “Hidden Places, Secret Spaces” which takes guests through typically off-limits sections of Marietta’s historic buildings, such as basements or upper floors. This ...

Strawberry Festival to benefit Marietta church

MARIETTA — The eighth annual First Congregational United Church of Christ Strawberry Festival will take place this Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their Fellowship Hall and will offer a slice of much of what makes Marietta great. Kay Maidens, a member of the church and organizer of ...

Rendezvous on the River recreates frontier life

PARKERSBURG — Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park is presenting frontier life from the 18th and 19th centuries this week. The annual Rendezvous on the River began Wednesday and runs through Saturday. The rendezvous, put on by the West Virginia Muzzleloaders Association and ...

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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 ...

Mother’s Day events set throughout Washington County

MARIETTA — Those in Washington County will have a multitude of events to choose from this weekend to show moms how much they care. From brunches and dinners to flea markets and motorcycle rides, this weekend will offer many tastes and activities for everyone’s mother to ...

Mother’s Day Artists Walk to get creative on Saturday

VIENNA — Artsbridge is presenting a Mother’s Day Artists Walk from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Central Mall. The event is free and open to the public and will feature more than 15 local artists who will not only be displaying and selling their artwork but most of them will be ...

North Bend Bluegrass Festival begins Friday

CAIRO — The 25th annual North Bend Bluegrass Festival will be Friday and Saturday at North Bend State Park. The festival runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday and from 1 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $10 per person on Friday and $30 per person on Saturday. North Bend also offers packages for ...

Carpenter displays photos at Parkersburg WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — The Danny Carpenter photography exhibit may be viewed through the month of May at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., in downtown Parkersburg. The exhibit is open during regular business hour of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Carpenter ...

Paw Paintings to raise funds for Humane Society of the Ohio Valley

MARIETTA — Collectors who would like to acquire a creative moment in the life of a dog at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley are in luck. As a way of contributing to a community cause, the Marietta College Arts Department is offering Paw Paintings: An Exhibition and Auction to Benefit the ...

Gentlemen of Note to perform ‘Musical Moments on Mother’s Day’

PARKERSBURG — A new musical organization has been formed in Parkersburg called Gentlemen of Note which will present “Musical Moments on Mother’s Day” at 4 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 10th and Juliana streets, Parkersburg. Admission is free. The group will be joined by ...

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Spring flower sale PARKERSBURG —The second annual Spring Flower Sale to benefit the Doug McLain Memorial Scholarship Fund will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at Third and Market streets in Parkersburg. The cost is $15 per basket. The event is being done by Family/Friends of Doug McLain and the ...

Vidalia Onion Fest set for Saturday

ST. MARYS — The 2019 Sweet Breath of Spring Vidalia Onion Festival will be 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday in St. Marys. There will be music, food, plant sales, farmers market, crafts, a car cruise in, bingo, and other activities on Washington Street from Phillips Pharmacy to Riverside ...