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Wild foods event opens at North Bend on Friday

CAIRO — Nature and food enthusiasts alike will have the opportunity to participate in North Bend State Park’s 52nd Nature Wonder Weekend starting Friday with events wrapping up Sunday morning. According to the West Virginia State Parks website, this event is “North America’s premier ...

Inaugural West Virginia Cider Fest set for this weekend

UPPER TRACT, W.Va. — Swilled Dog Hard Cider, co-owned by Parkersburg native Brooke (Litton) Glover, is hosting the first West Virginia Cider Fest on Saturday in Pendleton County. The festival in the state’s eastern mountains will be from 5 to 10 p.m. Patrons will have the opportunity to ...

Harvest Moon Festival ready to rise this weekend

PARKERSBURG — The 2019 Harvest Moon Festival will be held 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at City Park in Parkersburg. Admission is $3 with seniors 60 and over admitted for $2 and children 10 and under admitted free. The 57th annual event will feature live ...

Belpre Heritage Day scheduled for Saturday

BELPRE — The Belpre Historical Society will hold its annual Belpre Heritage Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Belpre’s Farmers Castle Museum at 509 Ridge St. Admission is free. The Belpre Area Veterans will hold the flag raising ceremony at 11 a.m. There will be a silent auction, ...

Belleville Homecoming Festival begins Friday

BELLEVILLE — The 2019 Belleville Homecoming Festival will be Friday through Sunday at the Belleville Community Center on West Virginia 68 South. The three-day festival will feature entertainment, activities, games and attractions, including music by this year’s headliner, the country ...

Glenville State College to present ‘She Kills Monsters’

GLENVILLE — Actors in the Glenville State College theater program are preparing for their first performance of the fall semester, “She Kills Monsters” 7 p.m. Sept. 26-28 in the Presidents’ Auditorium. “She Kills Monsters” is a tale of two sisters, Tilly and Agnes, that shows the ...

Benefit to be held for Juliana Square Historic District

PARKERSBURG — A benefit for the Juliana Square Historic District will be held 6-8 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Herceg Home, 112 13th St., the second consecutive year the outdoor event has been held at the residence. Tickets are $40 and are available at www.smoottheatre.com or by calling the Smoot ...

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Reuben Dinner PARKERSBURG — A Reuben dinner will be held 6 p.m. Friday at the Parkersburg Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call in for takeout at 304-428-0331. *** Pancake and Sausage Breakfast WASHINGTON, W.Va. — The Washington Lions Club will hold ...

Downtown Parkersburg set to host three events

PARKERSBURG — Three different events will be featured in downtown Parkersburg on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Two of the events, Parkersburg Paddlefest and Riverfest, were canceled last year due to rain and high water issues but both will return this year. * The Parkersburg Paddlefest ...

Artist shares awe of animals with Parkersburg Art Center exhibit

PARKERSBURG — A long-time interest in art and animals — leavened with several years spent in Africa and more working in a veterinary office — shine through the wildlife and animal portraits of Athens, Ohio, artist Merry Cibula. The opening reception for “Wildlife & Equine ...

Band of Brothers plans make-up concert at City Park

PARKERSBURG — A rain make-up concert featuring Band of Brothers will be 7 p.m. Thursday at City Park in Parkersburg. The concert is part of the Artsbridge Summer Music Series. In the event of rain it will be held at the Horseshoe Pit at City Park). The Band of Brothers is sponsored by ...

Ohio River Sternwheel Festival begins Friday

MARIETTA — The 2019 Ohio River Sternwheel Festival will feature a wide variety of music styles during the three-day event at the Ohio River Levee. Among the local performers featured during the festival will be Steve and Bev Pottmeyer, Stallion, Marietta High School Wall of Sound and ...

Washington County Fair ready for another big year

MARIETTA — The Washington County Fairgrounds was a hub of activity Friday afternoon as participants prepared their livestock and booths ready for the fair’s Saturday kickoff. Washington County Fair Board President Kurt Bohlen said the lead up to the fair has been busy this ...

Washington County Fair to run through Tuesday

MARIETTA — The 2019 Washington County Fair will feature food, fun, activities, rides and other attractions from Saturday through Tuesday at the Washington County Fairgrounds in Marietta. Daily admission will be $8 with children 6 and under admitted free. A season or membership pass will be ...

Animals focus of Parkersburg Art Center exhibit

PARKERSBURG —An exhibit of wildlife and animal portraits will be on display through Sept. 28 at the Parkersburg Art Center. An opening reception for “Wildlife & Equine Portraits by Merry Cibula” will be 2-4 p.m. Sept. 1 at the art center at Eighth and Market streets in downtown ...

Wheeling revving up for raceboat regatta

WHEELING — The 14th annual Wheeling Vintage Raceboat Regatta presented by WesBanco will be held Labor Day Weekend at the Heritage Port in Wheeling. More than 50 vintage raceboats, several capable of going more than 100 mph on the Ohio River, are expected for this year’s event, according to ...

Mid Ohio Valley Players’ ‘The Curious Savage’ takes stage Friday

MARIETTA — The Mid Ohio Valley Players will open their 60th season at 8 p.m. Friday with a family favorite, “The Curious Savage.” In this heartwarming comedy, Mrs. Savage has been left $10 million by her husband and wants to make the best use of it by helping others. Her ...

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Music in City Park PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg and Parkersburg South high schools marching bands will perform at 7 p.m. today at the bandshell in Parkersburg City Park. Their performances are part of Artsbridge’s Summer Music in the Park series. The rain location is the horseshoe pit ...

Hidden Marietta to kick off new tours

MARIETTA — Hidden Marietta will kick off several tours this weekend focusing on Marietta’s haunted past and history. The Anchorage Mansion Haunted History Tour will be 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at The Anchorage, 424 George St. in Marietta. The tour will explore the story of the Putnam ...

Actors Guild ready for new season

PARKERSBURG — The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will present a variety of productions during its 2019-2020 season beginning in mid-September. ∫ The first show of the new season will be “Murder by Poe” by Jeffrey Hatcher, adapted from the work of Edgar Allen Poe. The show will be ...