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Taste of Marietta slated for Saturday

MARIETTA — Those traveling down Putnam Street on Saturday will have to make a detour around the newest event in the Pioneer City—and may want to stop for a bite. From 5-10 p.m., The Taste of Marietta - Taking it to the Streets fundraiser will be held in the 200 block of Putnam Street in ...

Belleville Homecoming Festival runs Friday through Sunday

BELLEVILLE — The 2018 Belleville Homecoming Festival will be Friday through Sunday at the Belleville Community Center on West Virginia 68 South at Belleville in southern Wood County. The three-day festival will feature entertainment, activities, games and attractions, including music by this ...

Historic marker dedication set for Saturday in Marietta

MARIETTA — The Col. Jesse Hildebrand Historical Marker Dedication will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #67 Hall, 161 Front St.The event is sponsored by Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge #67 and Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley. It will be open to ...

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Nina and Pinta visit PARKERSBURG — The Columbus Foundation and their two Columbus replica ships of the Nina, the most historically accurate replica of a Columbus Ship ever built, and Pinta, are set to dock for tours at Point Park in downtown Parkersburg today through Tuesday. Admission is ...

Throwdown for the Pound benefit slated in Marietta

MARIETTA — Twice a year people come together in Marietta for a gathering to help our furry friends avoid neglect and mistreatment, in an event that also includes plenty of bodyslams and family wrestling entertainment. This Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in the Marietta Middle School gymnasium, Remix ...

Pleasants County Agricultural Fair scaled back

PARKERSBURG — Another event this weekend has been affected by weather and high water on the Ohio River. Parts of the Pleasants County Agricultural Fair will go on while other parts will not, Traci Brammer, program assistant for the Pleasants County Agricultural Youth Fair, said on ...

Marietta College Oratorio Chorus prepares ‘Messiah’

MARIETTA — The Marietta College Oratorio Chorus, composed of residents, is rehearsing Monday evenings in preparation for the annual performance in December of Handel’s “Messiah.” Rehearsals are 7-9 p.m. Mondays in room 217 of the Hermann Fine Arts Center. Experience is not required ...

Downtown Throwdown BBQ and Brewfest, Harvest Moon Festival set for the weekend

PARKERSBURG — Due to rainy weather forecasts, two of the events originally scheduled for this busy mid-September weekend have been canceled. The fifth annual Parkersburg Paddlefest Weekend and the second annual Parkersburg Riverfest, both scheduled for this weekend at Point Park and on ...

Heritage Day to be held Saturday in Belpre

BELPRE — The Belpre Historical Society will be holding its annual Heritage Day event a little earlier this year, moving the event from early October to mid-September. The Belpre Heritage Day will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Belpre’s Farmers Castle Museum at 509 Ridge Street, Belpre. ...

W.P. Snyder Jr. to be rechristened Saturday

MARIETTA — After nearly 11 years of restoration, the W.P. Snyder Jr. is finally ready for the public to see the history within its bulkheads. This Saturday from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Ohio River Museum, the Friends of the Museum will be celebrating the re-christening of the W.P. Snyder ...

Hard rockers Pop Evil to perform in Marietta

MARIETTA — Chart-topping rock band Pop Evil will perform 7-11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Adelphia Music Hall in an event that will include an auction to benefit the Todd Stubbe Dream Foundation. Former area resident Ric DeRubeis, co-owner of Roxoff Entertainment, said he initially put the show ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players to hold several events

MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will have a couple of events coming up in the next two weeks. There will be a free Mid Ohio Valley Players youth theater workshop on Sept. 17, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Players Theatre, 229 Putnam St., in Marietta. The workshop is for all ...

Art exhibit on display at downtown Parkersburg Wesbanco

PARKERSBURG — The Dayne Thomas art exhibit will be on display at WesBanco Bank during the entire month of September. The exhibit can be viewed at 415 Market Street during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thomas is from a ...

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Evergreen Series MARIETTA— The Cashore Marionettes will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Graham Auditorium at Washington State Community College. The Cashore Marionettes are the creation of designer and puppeteer Joseph Cashore. The free performance is a series of scenes taken from ...

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Dinner PARKERSBURG — The Knights of Columbus will hold a meatloaf dinner at 6 p.m. Friday at 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Call-in orders may be made to 304-428-0331. Yard sale PARKERSBURG — Five local historical groups will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ...

Market to host merchants, artists

PARKERSBURG — Artsbridge will hold its second Market Street Merchants and Artists Walk of the summer season from 5-7 p.m. Friday along Market Street in downtown Parkersburg. Businesses and organizations throughout Market Street are participating by remaining open and by sponsoring an artist ...

Sternwheel Festival kicks off Friday

MARIETTA — The 2018 Ohio River Sternwheel Festival will run Friday through Sunday at the Ohio River Levee in downtown Marietta. In addition to this year’s headliners, several local acts will be featured including Steve and Bev Pottmeyer, Marietta High School Band and Choir, and ...

Basket exhibit to be held at Art Center

By WAYNE TOWNER wtowner@newsandsentinel.com PARKERSBURG — An award-winning basket exhibit will be on display through September and early October at the Parkersburg Art Center. Judith Saunders, an artist from Norfolk, Va., will bring her plaited basketry to the art center for an exhibit ...

Art, music exhibitions to be held at college

MARIETTA — The Marietta College Art Department will present an evening of art and music with two exhibitions and a live performance by Back Porch Alibi from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 14. On display in Gallery 310 through Sept. 22 is “Velvet Forms: Figure Drawings by Laida Carro.” Cuban American ...