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The Hoodoo Men to perform in Marietta

MARIETTA — Cobbler’s Coffeehouse will be featuring The Hoodoo Men, presented by the Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society of the Mid-Ohio Valley, at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at The Adelphia Music Hall, 205 Second St. in Marietta. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. with two 45-minute sets. The cost is $12 ...

Actors Guild of Parkersburg to present ‘A Christmas Story: The Musical’

PARKERSBURG — In honor of the upcoming holiday season, the Actors Guild of Parkersburg will be presenting “A Christmas Story: The Musical” for four weekends in November and December. The musical is based on the classic holiday comedy movie “A Christmas Story” from 1983. The show ...

Holiday in the Park displays ready

PARKERSBURG — The annual Holiday In the Park lights display at City Park in Parkersburg will kick off with a lighting ceremony Saturday and will remain open through Dec. 31. The ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the City Park horseshoe pits where Santa Claus will be handing out ...

Friends of the Lower Muskingum River prep fundraiser

MARIETTA — A year of accomplishments in making a significant river substantially better will be highlighted Saturday night at the Friends of the Lower Muskingum River annual dinner and auction in Marietta. The group, a nonprofit established in 2002, is dedicated to conserving land and ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg to perform on Sunday

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg will present “A Percussive Surprise” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Blennerhassett School. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students for the show, which will feature percussionist Lisa Pegher as guest artist. Tickets are available ...

Ohio Valley Opry to hold performances

McCONNELSVILLE, Ohio — November is traditionally set aside to feature local talent at the Ohio Valley Opry, and this year’s lineup is sure to be a crowd favorite. Appearing will be Ohio’s premier old-time string band the Wayfarers. Hailing from rural Southeast Ohio, The Wayfarers ...

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Christmas Jazz GLENVILLE — The Glenville State College Jazz Band will hold its annual Christmas Concert 7 p.m. Nov. 29 in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. The concert will begin with traditional jazz favorites from a variety of styles including swing, Latin and rock, among others. The ...

‘Heathers: The Musical’ opens at Marietta College tonight

MARIETTA — The Marietta College theater department production of “Heathers the Musical” opens tonight at the Hermann Fine Arts Center with a cast of 17 and a five-piece band. It sets to music the independent film of 1988 that took a bleak but darkly comic look at the stereotypical high ...

Small art, big heart featured at Parkersburg Art Center’s 6×6 sale

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Art Center is revving up for the 6x6 sale, which will open on Friday, Nov.16. The gong will sound at 5:30 p.m. sharp and the crowd will start picking out their favorite works of art, art center officials said. Friday night’s opening is free for ...

Carlin’s Battery D planning open house

PARKERSBURG — Carlin’s Battery D, a Wood County Civil War re-enactors group, will hold its 10th annual Veterans Open House 2 p.m. Monday at the unit’s headquarters at Fort Boreman Historical Park. Cannon demonstrations and displays are planned. Everyone is invited. The Civil War ...

Rodney Barbour bringing concert to Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — Rodney Barbour of Cincinnati will be in concert at First Presbyterian Church, 1341 Juliana St., on Sunday at 6 p.m. The concert is free and open to all. Barbour is a concert organist with close to 50 years experience as an organist, pianist, keyboardist, trombonist, ...

Mid-Ohio Valley slates Veterans Day celebrations

PARKERSBURG — A number of parades and ceremonies are planned in honor of Veterans Day throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley. One local event is planned for the holiday on Sunday, while the parades and programs will be held on the Monday immediately after the holiday. * The Veterans Museum of the ...

Trees of Our Heritage begins Sunday at Blennerhassett Museum

PARKERSBURG — The Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History will present its annual Trees of Our Heritage Christmas Tree exhibit beginning Sunday. An open house will kick off the exhibit from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the museum at Second and Juliana streets in downtown Parkersburg. This ...

Erin McKown displaying artwork in WesBanco lobby

PARKERSBURG — Local artist Erin McKown will be displaying her multi-medium art exhibit through November at WesBanco in downtown Parkersburg The Erin McKown art exhibit may be viewed at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 ...

Ohio Valley University to present “Alice Revisits Wonderland”

PARKERSBURG — The Ohio Valley University Theatre Department will present “Alice Revisits Wonderland” this weekend at the OVU Erickson Theatre on College Parkway. The show will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 per person. The play is ...

Warren High School to present murder mystery dinner theatre

The Warren High School Drama Department will be presenting a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre production at 6 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Warren High School cafeteria. The play they will be performing is Pajama Party Murders by Eileen Moushey. The play includes multiple actors and actresses. Many of ...

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Concert VIENNA — The Ohio Valley University Performing Arts Series will present Bobby Maynard and Breakdown at 6 p.m. today at Roberts Chapel on the OVU Campus, 1 Campus View Drive. The event is free and open to the public. Donations of non-perishable food items for the OVU Food Pantry will ...

Trinity Used Book Sale nearing

PARKERSBURG — The annual Trinity Used Book Sale will be held next week at Trinity Episcopal Church on Juliana Street in downtown Parkersburg. The sale will be Nov. 5-10 at the church at 430 Juliana St. in Parkersburg. Proceeds from the longtime sale are split among the church’s programs ...

Parkersburg Choral Society to hold fall concert

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Choral Society will kick off its 2018-2019 season with the Fall Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church on Juliana Street in Parkersburg. Admission to the concert is free to the public with donations accepted at the door. Following the ...

Artists-on-Tour to visit Mid-Ohio Valley schools

PARKERSBURG — The American Pops Orchestra will present “A Very Silly Vaudeville” for Artsbridge Artists-on-Tour in local elementary schools from Nov. 5-8. The performance is suggested for third- and fourth-grade students. Luke Frazier, founder and music director of the American Pops ...