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West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Parkersburg to perform

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra Parkersburg will wrap up its 2018-19 season on Sunday with a performance of Double Treble at 3 p.m. at Blennerhassett School in Parkersburg. Tickets are $22 for adults and $10 for students and are available by calling 304-485-4200 or online ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players ready to go Wilde

MARIETTA — Opening Friday, the Mid-Ohio Valley Players presents Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly clever comedic masterpiece “The Importance of Being Earnest,” at the Players Theatre (corner of Third and Putnam streets). It tells the story of two young gentlemen in London, who each live a ...

Children’s Toy and Doll Museum to open for season

MARIETTA — For the curators of the Children’s Toy and Doll Museum, and its fans and followers, toys and dolls are much more than child’s play. They are representations of culture, past and present. “Toys are history,” said museum volunteer and collector Teresa Spencer. “They ...

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WHS Choral Concert VINCENT — The Warren High School Choral Department will present its annual Spring Revue at 7 p.m. today and Friday at Warren High School’s auditorium. Admission is $7 at the door. All choirs and handbell groups will be performing, with selections from the last 30 years ...

Parkersburg Choral Society concert set for Sunday

PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Choral Society will present its Spring Concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Lutheran Church, 1701 19th St., Parkersburg. Among songs to be performed will be the premiere of two new works commissioned by director Luke Zyla by California composer Brian Holmes. ...

Marietta College to hold Spring Choral Concert

MARIETTA — The Marietta College Department of Music will hold its Spring Choral Concert 7:30 p.m. April 26 at the First Congregational Church, 318 Front St. Performing will be the Concert Choir, Women’s Choir and Floodstage, an a cappella group like the popular group Pentatonix. The ...

Mountwood Park to host Woof Fest on Sunday

VOLCANO — For more than a decade, Mountwood Park has been going to the dogs on a special Sunday each year. This year, the 11th annual Woof Fest will be noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, presented by the Friends of Mountwood Park. Woof Fest features activities, contests, demonstrations, dock dogs, ...

Wood County 4-H Camp to hold fundraiser

MINERAL WELLS — The Wood County 4-H Camp is celebrating its 80th anniversary this year and will hold a fundraiser Saturday. The campgrounds belongs to the 4-H of Wood County for the purpose of 4-H camp and educational youth development. The 4-H Campgrounds is managed by an all-volunteer ...

Saxophonist to perform at Marietta College

MARIETTA —Saxophonist Jordan Reed, an instructor in Marietta College’s Department of Music, will be performing at 7:30 p.m. today in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. “This recital will feature the unusual combination of saxophone and double-neck guitar using effects and looping pedals,” ...

Child abuse awareness rally set for Saturday in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — April is Child Abuse and Sexual Assault Awareness Month in West Virginia and a rally will be held Saturday in Parkersburg to commemorate those affected and bring attention to these issues locally. Parkersburg resident Anna Cunningham helped organized the first Child Abuse and ...

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Concert BARLOW — Roy Clark Jr. will perform traditional country and bluegrass music at 7 p.m. today at the Barlow Library on Ohio 339. The event is free and open to the public. *** Spaghetti Dinner WILLIAMSTOWN — The Kiwanis of Williamstown’s Spaghetti Dinner will be 4-7 p.m. today at ...

Actors Guild of Parkersburg to open ‘Mamma Mia’ on Friday

PARKERSBURG — The Actors Guild of Parkersburg’s latest production, “Mamma Mia,” opens Friday for a four weekend, 10-show performance at the guild’s playhouse at the corner of Eighth and Market streets. Friday and Saturday’s 8 p.m. shows are sold out. Tickets remain for other ...

Parkersburg Fishing Derby to be Saturday

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Recreation Commission will hold the Parkersburg Fishing Derby on Saturday at City Park and Southwood Park in Parkersburg. The derby will be 9 a.m.-noon at the ponds at both parks. It is free to all children ages 3-14. Prizes awarded for first, second and ...

City Park to host Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival

PARKERSBURG — The Mid-Ohio Valley’s Celtic Heritage will be highlighted Saturday during the 2019 Scottish and Celtic Heritage Festival at the City Park Pavilion. The 14th annual festival will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with admission of $5 per person, with children ages 12 and under ...

Missoula Children’s Theatre to perform ‘Pied Piper’

PARKERSBURG — What do you do when your town is overrun by ravenous rats? You call the Pied Piper! Take a trip to Hamelin Town this Saturday with the Missoula Children’s Theatre group at the Smoot Theatre. More than 50 local students will perform an original musical adaptation of the ...

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Auction to Help Festival RAVENSWOOD — A public auction will be 6 p.m. Friday in the Old Fashion Bug Building in the Ravenswood Shopping Center. Concessions will be available. A portion of the proceeds helps support the Ravenswood Ohio River Festival. *** Easter Egg Hunt VOLCANO — ...

Laugh United show set for Friday in Vienna

VIENNA — The fourth annual Laugh United fundraiser to benefit the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Grand Pointe Conference Center in Vienna. Laugh United: A Night of Cocktails and Comedy will feature four veteran touring comics and Bob and Tom ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade set for Saturday

PARKERSBURG — The 10th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade will be 2 p.m. Saturday along Market Street in downtown Parkersburg. Event founder and chair Kiki Angelos said due to this year being the 10th anniversary, there will be no entry fee for anyone that wants to participate. The ...

Ripley to host West Virginia Chocolate Festival

RIPLEY — The 12th annual West Virginia Chocolate Festival on Saturday will feature 248 feet of chocolate-related vendors at Epworth United Methodist Church in Ripley. This is the largest event in the 12-year history of the celebration, according to Ripley Mayor Carolyn Rader. “We are ...

Parkersburg WesBanco playing host to student art exhibit

PARKERSBURG — The VanDevender Student Art Exhibit will be on display during April at WesBanco Bank at 415 Market St. in downtown Parkersburg. The exhibit can be viewed during regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. The VanDevender ...