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Blennerhassett Museum unveils exhibits

PARKERSBURG — Beginning Friday, the Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History will be introducing a new series of exhibits. Titled “Echoes of Old Times,” each month in February, March and April the museum will feature a new exhibit focused on a different aspect of local history. The ...

Glenville State College concert set for Friday

GLENVILLE — The Glenville State College Brass and Woodwind Ensemble will hold its annual concert 7 p.m. Friday in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Groups scheduled to perform are the Trumpet Ensemble, Flute Trio, Saxophone Quartet, Brass Ensemble and Clarinet Choir. “The Brass and ...

Fundraiser to benefit Riverfront Roar

MARIETTA — For the second time, the Marietta Shrine Club will host the ROARin’ Cabin Fever Party from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. The event was started last year as a way to raise money for the Marietta Riverfront Roar, which is in its 20th year. It will be held this year at the levee July ...

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Fish fry PARKERSBURG — A Lenten fish fry will be held 6 p.m. Friday at the Parkersburg Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market St. The event is open to the public. Takeout orders may be made by calling 304-428-0331. Proceeds from the dinners are used to award academic scholarships. *** Model ...

Musicians announce Leap Day concert in Parkersburg

PARKERSBURG — Three West Virginia singer-songwriters are using the Leap Year Day this month to provide a show in Parkersburg. “Our Songs and Stories of West Virginia” will be performed by Larry Groce, Mike Morningstar with Dustin McCray, and Todd Burge from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 29 at the ...

WVU-P to host The Legacy Show

PARKERSBURG — The Legacy Show, a multimedia presentation about African-American composers, performers and influential players, will be presented by violinist Tami Lee Hughes, 6 p.m. Monday in the college theater at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. The presentation, financed by the ...

New York Voices to perform at the Smoot

PARKERSBURG — New York Voices, an internationally acclaimed jazz vocal group, will perform at 8 p.m. Friday at the Smoot Theatre. Tickets are $30-$40 for adults and $20 for students and are available online at smoottheatre.com or by calling 304-422-PLAY (7529). New York Voices celebrated ...

Belpre Farmers Castle to hold puzzle fundraising sale

BELPRE — The Belpre Farmers Castle and Education Center will hold its puzzle fundraising sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the museum annex, 509 Ridge St. About 500 new and used puzzles with prices ranging from $1-$6 will be for sale. The sale will include puzzles made for children ...

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Book sale PARKERSBURG — A “Books are Fun Sale” will be held 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Camden Clark Medical Center auditorium at 800 Garfield Ave. *** Pancake breakfast WASHINGTON, W.Va. — The Washington Lions Club will hold an all-you-can-eat ...

Artsbridge displaying Parkersburg South High School creations

PARKERSBURG — For the month of February, Parkersburg South High School art students will have their work on display at Artsbridge, 925 Market St. Visitors will see many types of art, like pen and ink drawings, acrylic paintings, cardboard sculpture, watercolor, and mixed-media ...

WVU-P to present The Legacy Show

PARKERSBURG — The Legacy Show, presented by violinist Dr. Tami Lee Hughes, will be 6 p.m. Feb. 17 in the college theater at West Virginia University at Parkersburg. WVU Parkersburg is providing a multimedia educational experience that will allow the community an opportunity to explore the ...

Parkersburg Art Center featuring Pittman

PARKERSBURG — A Cincinnati artist will be featured at the Parkersburg Art Center through February and early March. “Paintings and Recombinant Drawings: Rebeca Calderon Pittman” will begin Friday and remain on exhibit through March 7 at the art center at Eighth and Market ...

Parkersburg taking the Polar Plunge on Saturday

PARKERSBURG — The Polar Plunge benefit for West Virginia Special Olympics in Parkersburg will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Parkersburg. Previously held at the former Point Park Marketplace, this year’s event will be at Bicentennial Park next to the Blennerhassett Hotel. The Polar ...

Williams artwork on display at Parkersburg WesBanco

PARKERSBURG — The Domi Williams art exhibit will be on display during February at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St. It may be viewed during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Williams has been painting for over 40 years in ...

Gunmakers show is Saturday in Marietta

MARIETTA — The Contemporary Gunmakers and Allied Artists Show, a look at firearms and other pioneer tools, both historically and contemporarily made, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Campus Martius Museum. Regular museum admission will cover admission to the annual ...

Marietta College to display African art

MARIETTA — Marietta College’s Art Department will conduct an opening reception for “Rites and Passages: Selected Artifacts from the Marietta College African Art Collection” from 5-7 p.m. Friday in Gallery 310 of the Hermann Fine Arts Center. The exhibition runs through April 16 and is ...

West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg to hold performance

PARKERSBURG — The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra-Parkersburg will present its next performance, “A Night at the Oscars,” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Blennerhassett School. Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets are available at wvsop.org and some tickets will be available at ...

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History event MARIETTA — Brown Baggin’ Thru History will be held noon Friday at Campus Martius Museum. The guest speaker will be Randy Modesitt, director of Henderson Hall, who will speak about “The Henderson Women.” The program is free due to support of the Washington County Public ...

The Castle schedules 2020 events

MARIETTA — Special activities and events are planned for 2020 at The Castle in Marietta, including lectures, tours and historical presentations. The Castle provides educational programs and tours of the restored home at 418 Fourth St., along with special musical concerts and hands-on ...

Blennerhassett Island Museum lecture series to start

PARKERSBURG — The Winter Lecture Series at Blennerhassett Island Museum of Regional History will kick off Sunday and run each Sunday through February. The museum is located at 137 Juliana St., corner of Juliana and Second streets. The four-week series will be held 2 p.m. on consecutive ...