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Mid-Ohio Valley Model Railroad Club chugging toward Train Show

PARKERSBURG — At one time, Parkersburg was a bustling hub of activity for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. With two passenger and freight stations in town — one on Sixth Street and one on Ann Street and other freight and maintenance facilities — the city was an important one to the ...

Parkersburg, Marietta theaters prepare for performances

PARKERSBURG — A number of performances will be featured in late October and early November at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg and the Peoples Bank Theatre in downtown Marietta. Ticket information is available for the Smoot shows by calling 304-422-7529 or smoottheatre.com. Ticket ...

WVU Jazz Ensembles to perform at SW Resources benefit

VIENNA — The 2019 SW Resources “See Our Best” benefit gala will feature members of the West Virginia University Jazz Ensembles on Oct. 25 at the Parkersburg Country Club. The benefit gala at 5 p.m. supports SW Resources, a nonprofit, community-based vocational rehabilitation facility ...

Parkersburg Art Center readies ArtOberfest

PARKERSBURG —The Parkersburg Art Center will hold its annual ArtOberfest from 5-10 p.m. Saturday in the 700 and 800 blocks of Market Street. Art vendors will provide demonstrations and sell their original artwork, pottery and gift items. The entry fee is a donation for the art center’s ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players to perform ‘Frankenstein 1930’

MARIETTA — For Halloween, the Mid-Ohio Valley Players is bringing an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s literary classic “Frankenstein” to life for the next two weekends. “Frankenstein 1930” will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Players Theatre at Third ...

Marietta cancer fundraiser moves to new venue

MARIETTA — Rocking out with Ripstix, a steady beat and a mission Saturday, the fourth annual POUND for Pink event has a new venue in Marietta this year. “We’ll be doing a 45-minute setlist, this time outside of Rockstar Wellness, where my husband and I are opening up our wellness ...

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Used book sales PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg/Wood County Public Library and the Vienna Public Library will hold used book sales on Friday and Saturday. The sale at the Parkersburg Library is 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The preview sale for members of the Friends of the Library ...

Trinity Used Book Sale set for Nov. 4-9

PARKERSBURG — The annual Trinity Used Book Sale will take place in early November at Trinity Episcopal Church on Juliana Street. Several other local book sales will take place during the month of October. The Trinity sale will be Nov. 4-9 at the church at 430 Juliana St. in ...

Ripley getting into the Halloween spirit

RIPLEY — Thrill seekers and spooky enthusiasts alike will have the opportunity to participate in Halloween season events this weekend in Ripley. Tonight will feature a ghost walk coordinated by Ripley’s Convention and Visitors Bureau. According to Mike Ruben from Ripley CVB, the ghost ...

Belpre Apple Butter Stir Off set for this weekend

BELPRE — The Belpre Apple Butter Stir Off has celebrated fall for 41 years in Belpre. This year’s event will be held at Civitan Park from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday with concessions, crafters and vendors, live entertainment and activities. After many years at ...

Mansion by Candlelight begins Friday

PARKERSBURG — The annual “Blennerhassett Island by Night — The Mansion by Candlelight” will be held Friday and Saturday at Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park. Visitors will have the chance to step back in time to experience an autumn celebration as it might once have been done ...

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Class of ‘53 PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg High School Class of 1953 will hold a luncheon 11:30 a.m. Oct. 17 at DaVinci’s in Williamstown. For more information, email phs1953@casinternet.net or call 304-863-3519 or 304-481-0328. *** Moose Dance PARKERSBURG — The Parkersburg Moose ...

October busy for Guild Builders

PARKERSBURG — Guild Builders, the Actors Guild of Parkersburg’s youth theater program, will have a busy October, program Chair Brent Null said. “October this year will be our busiest month of the season,” he said. “We will open and close two shows and hold auditions for a ...

2-actor musical to be performed at Smoot Theatre

PARKERSBURG — R.J. Lowe and Josh Martin are reviving their award-winning performances in “The Story of My Life” at 8 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Smoot Theatre. Proceeds from the two-actor show will go to the John Lee Theatre Scholarship Fund at the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation. Lee, ...

Lowell preps Octoberfest celebration

LOWELL — Mildred Schwendeman was part of the parade at the first Lowell Octoberfest in 1976. “I drove a horse-drawn buggy,” she recalled Wednesday, seated in the cookhouse at Buell Island Park while half a dozen volunteers worked over the industrial-sized gas stove. The Octoberfest ...

Sidewalk Prophets performing at Porterfield Baptist

LITTLE HOCKING — Chart-topping Christian band Sidewalk Prophets will perform tonight at Porterfield Baptist Church as part of a tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of their debut album. Known for hits such as “You Love Me Anyway,” “Live Like That” and “Something Different,” ...

Henderson Hall launches inaugural Fall Festival on Sunday

BOAZ — Henderson Hall on W.Va. 14 south of Williamstown will hold its first Fall Festival on Sunday. Events will get underway at 1 p.m. with the hall opening for visitors at noon. Henderson Hall and events will close at 5 p.m. The festival will feature local craftsmen and artisans, ...

Wirt County to celebrate Pioneer Day with crafts, demonstrations

ELIZABETH — The 17th annual Wirt County Pioneer Day will be held Saturday in the courthouse square. The Elizabeth Beauchamp Chapter Daughters of American Pioneers organizes the heritage event which will feature vendors, concessions, craft demonstrations, a Ladies Tea, Civil War ...

Brust to discuss Henderson duel from 1805

BELPRE — A duel fought in 1805 between two prominent Wood County men will be discussed 7 p.m. Tuesday at a meeting of the Belpre Historical Society at the Farmers Castle Museum and Education Center, 509 Ridge St. The meeting is open to the public. Pamela Douglas Brust, author of “The ...

Vintage market to open at Wood County 4-H Camp

MINERAL WELLS — John and Megan Duncan of Wood County noticed that local residents were traveling to upscale craft shows in Ohio. The Duncans were selling their wooden home decor items at these Ohio shows. Now the Duncans are bringing a “Vintage and Handmade Market” to the Wood County ...