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‘Nutcracker’ to hit Smoot stage

PARKERSBURG — The Schrader Youth Ballet in Parkersburg will present its annual holiday production Saturday at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg. “Tis the Season” will be perform at 7:30 p.m. and will include “The Nutcracker (Clara’s Dream)” as well as “We’ll Take ...

Mid-Ohio Valley ready to welcome 2020

PARKERSBURG — Mid-Ohio Valley residents will have activities and events to choose from as they celebrate the end of 2019 and the arrival of 2020 on New Year’s Eve. Some of those are: WOOD COUNTY * In Parkersburg, the Blennerhassett Hotel will host a New Year’s Eve event to ring in 2020 ...

Campus Martius Museum programs to finish out year

MARIETTA — The Campus Martius Museum has programs coming up to close out 2019. Due to construction at the front entry, visitors should enter the museum from the parking lot. The first program will be “Visit with the Pioneers” from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 28 at the museum at 601 Second St. ...

New Year’s Eve celebrations set throughout Mid-Ohio Valley

PARKERSBURG — Mid-Ohio Valley residents will have a number of activities and events to choose from as they celebrate the end of 2019 and the arrival of 2020 on New Year’s Eve. Some of those will include: WOOD COUNTY * In Parkersburg, the Blennerhassett Hotel will host a New Year’s Eve ...

Mid-Ohio Valley organizations planning Christmas Day dinners

PARKERSBURG — Several community Christmas Day meals will be offered on Wednesday in celebration of Christmas. * Gihon Tabernacle Evangelical Methodist Church will hold a free community Christmas breakfast from 9-11 a.m. Dec. 25 at the church at 1906 Gihon Road in south Parkersburg. The ...

WesBanco exhibiting Williams artwork through December

PARKERSBURG — The Christopher B. Williams art exhibit is on exhibit through the month of December at WesBanco, 415 Market St., downtown Parkersburg. The exhibit can be viewed during regular business hours of Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 ...

McCullough book featured in Marietta museum tour

MARIETTA  — Published in May, David McCullough’s book about the founders of Marietta, “The Pioneers,” continues to have effects in the city. An Insider’s Tour at the Campus Martius Museum Saturday afternoon will offer some deeper insight into the characters that drew ...

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Holiday Movie Night VIENNA — The Vienna Public Library will host a free showing of “Polar Express” at 5:30 p.m. today at the library on River Road. The free showing is part of the library’s monthly programming. Each month features a different theme, ranging from adoption, to pets, to ...

Tom Roddey performing Sunday in Artsbridge Winter Music Series

VIENNA — Tom Roddey will perform 2 p.m. Sunday in the Artsbridge Winter Music Series at the Grand Central Mall. Sponsored by Erie Insurance Co., the concert will be held in the central area of the mall in front of H&M. The mall is providing chairs. Roddey, who learned to play guitar in ...

Schrader Youth Ballet to perform at Smoot Theatre

PARKERSBURG — The Schrader Youth Ballet in Parkersburg will present its annual holiday production on Dec. 28 at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg. “Tis the Season” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. and will include “The Nutcracker (Clara’s Dream)” as well as “We’ll Take ...

Artsbridge to open Winter Music Series today

VIENNA — Artsbridge will open its Winter Music Series 2-3 p.m. today at Grand Central Mall. The concerts will continue through February. Many of the groups that performed during the annual Summer Music Series at City Park will perform in the Winter Music Series, which also will include ...

Smoot Theatre Youth Vocal Ensembles to perform

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre Youth Vocal Ensembles will present a free Christmas Concert at 3 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Parkersburg. While the performance is free, donations will be accepted. Trinity Episcopal Church at 430 Juliana St. is handicap accessible and has ...

Holiday loft tour set in Marietta

MARIETTA — With 14 stops and empty cookie boxes ready to fill, Marietta Main Street’s annual holiday loft tour is back on the schedule Saturday. “This is often the only time of the year where the public can explore those upper floors of our downtown buildings and learn some of the ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Youth Players to present ‘Worst’ comedy

MARIETTA — A cast of teens, a story of love, revenge and...squirrels? The Mid-Ohio Valley Youth Players will present the comedy “The Worst High School Play in the World” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Players Theatre, 229 Putnam St. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for ...

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Deerwalk Christmas Party DEERWALK — The Route 31 and Route 50 Organization will hold its annual Deerwalk Christmas Party from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at the Deerwalk Community Building on Bunker Hill Road. The event is free and ope to the public. Santa Claus will arrive at 6 p.m. There will be ...

Christmas in the Village in Coolville set for Saturday

COOLVILLE — The fourth annual Christmas in the Village in Coolville that includes the community Christmas parade, outdoor tree lighting, craft show and festival will be held Saturday. The event is sponsored by Restore Coolville and all activities are free. A craft show will begin at 3 p.m. ...

Santa collection on display in Belpre

BELPRE — Hundreds of Santa dolls will be on display noon-5 p.m. Sunday in the Santa House exhibit in the Thomas Annex of the Belpre Farmers Castle Museum and Education Center, 509 Ridge St. “These are Santa Clauses from my personal collection. I’ve been collecting for about 50 years ...

Parkersburg, Vienna homes to open for holiday tours

PARKERSBURG — A pair of holiday home tours will be held in Parkersburg and Vienna during the first weekend of December. The annual Victorian Christmas Home Tour and Tea will be Saturday and Sunday in the Julia-Ann Square Historic District in Parkersburg. Five historic homes in the ...

Parkersburg, Vienna, Ripley Christmas parades this weekend

PARKERSBURG — The first weekend of December will feature holiday parades in three local communities. The cities of Vienna, Parkersburg and Ripley will hold their parades Saturday, with Vienna beginning at 11 a.m. on Grand Central Avenue, Parkersburg beginning at 2 p.m. on Market Street and ...

David Wells concert set for Dec.13

MARIETTA — Smooth jazz musician David Wells of Vienna is bringing “Smooth Jazz Christmas with David Wells & Friends” to the Adelphia music hall, 203 Second St. in Marietta, on Dec. 13. Playing the flugelhorn, Wells will be performing Christmas classics and songs from his new CD ...