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Stuart’s Opera House to host Tank & The Bangas

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Stuart’s Opera House will host an evening of music with Bob Boilen of NPR Music presenting Tank & The Bangas on Friday at 8 p.m. After becoming the crowd favorites at the 2018 Nelsonville Music Festival, Tank & The Bangas return, this time to the Stuart’s ...

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Fish fries PARKERSBURG — Area organizations will be holding Lenten fish fries over the next few weeks. * Parkersburg Knights of Columbus will be 6 p.m. Friday at 1010 Market St. in downtown Parkersburg. The menu will include baked or fried Fish, steamed or fried shrimp or sides. The event ...

Parkersburg Fishing Derby to be held April 20

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Recreation Commission will hold the annual Parkersburg Fishing Derby on April 20 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 ...

Escape artist preps Marietta performance

MARIETTA — Escape artist Michael Griffin hopes his show ends with a bang Friday night in Marietta. The Houdini-style performer who once jumped off the Showboat Becky Thatcher into the Muskingum River while bound in chains will resurrect an old act in honor of his 7 p.m. Friday performance ...

Parkersburg High School bringing ‘Carrie’ to the stage

PARKERSBURG — Parkersburg High School will be performing “Carrie: The Musical” tonight through Sunday in the PHS Auditorium. Show times will be 7 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets will be available at the door for $8 for adults and $5 for students. The ...

Zonta Club to hold Unique Boutique

MARIETTA — Racks of clothing were filling up Monday evening as five women sorted incoming donations in the Marietta Township Recreation Center. Skirts, dresses, sweaters, shoes and even some men’s wear went out on display. The spring Unique Boutique opens Friday afternoon, offering ...

Stuart’s Opera House plans Backstage Evening with Haley Heynderickx

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Stuart’s Opera House presents a Backstage Evening with Haley Heynderickx on Friday at 8 p.m. She will perform a solo set with the audience sitting right on the Stuart’s stage with the her. Sheers will open the show. Heynderickx is a 2018 Nelsonville Music ...

Hayes Carll to perform in Nelsonville

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — Singer/songwriter Hayes Carll will be performing at Stuart’s Opera House on Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. A Texas native, his style of roots-oriented songwriting has been noted for its plain-spoken poetry and sarcastic humor, Stuart’s said. He was nominated for a 2016 ...

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Used book sale VIENNA — The Vienna Public Library will hold its spring Friends of the Library book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the library on River Road. For Friends members, the sale will begin early from 6-8 p.m. today. Memberships are $5 per year. Prices will be 50 ...

Parkersburg Art Center exhibits feature photography, Blenko glass

PARKERSBURG — Two new exhibits will open at a reception 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the Parkersburg Art Center, “Praxis—A Fine Art Approach: Photography by Garen DiBartolomeo” and “Blenko—Vivid Glass from the Collection of Barry Wade.” Weirton, W.Va., native and professional ...

Marietta College groups to perform at Music at the Mall

MARIETTA — Four groups from the Marietta College Department of Music will perform 6 p.m. April 5 in a free concert at Grand Central Mall in Vienna. Performing will be the Marietta College Funk Band, Floodstage, Jazz Band, and the Pio Pep Band. The Funk Band, comprised of 15 musicians and ...

Men Cook to serve up competition at Lafayette Hotel

MARIETTA — The United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley will hold its fourth annual Men Cook, its signature event, at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta. The ticketed event features 20 local amateur cooks who will bring their best dish to the field of ...

Geppetto Woodcarvers plan show at Parkersburg Art Center

PARKERSBURG — The Geppetto Woodcarvers will demonstrate woodcarving 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Parkersburg Art Center. In addition to the woodcarving demonstrations, club members will be available to discuss tools and resources needed to begin woodcarving. “We were just so pleased ...

GoPacks Top Chef Challenge set for Friday

MARIETTA — The GoPacks Top Chef Challenge showcases not only the talent of local culinary artists, but their desire to help hungry children in Marietta. On Friday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Marietta Shrine Club, three chefs will cook the most elegant entree they can out of the food that ...

Pianafiddle to perform April 2 in Sistersville

SISTERSVILLE — ArtsLink will present musical duo Pianafiddle, featuring pianist Randy Morris and fiddler Adam DeGraff, at 7:30 p.m. April 2 at the Gold Derrick Gallery in Sistersville. Tickets will be available at the door. For ArtsLink members, tickets are $10 for individuals and $20 for ...

Smoot Theatre to feature McDowell, Tenors and kids’ program

PARKERSBURG —The Smoot will feature musical performances in March and April. Tickets can be ordered online at www.smoottheatre.com or by calling 304-422-PLAY (7529). * Country star Ronnie McDowell will perform at 8 p.m.Friday on the Smoot stage. Tickets are $30. McDowell has a long string ...

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Concert BARLOW — A concert by Tom Roddey will be 7 p.m. today at Barlow Library on Ohio 339. The event is free and open to the public. *** Fish fries PARKERSBURG — Area organizations will be holding Lenten fish fries over the next few weeks. * Parkersburg Knights of Columbus will be 6 ...

Marshall Jazz Ensemble to perform in Parkersburg

HUNTINGTON — A concert tour by the Marshall University Jazz Ensemble I with “America’s Got Talent” Season 6 winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. of West Virginia will open with a show in Parkersburg. Under the direction of Jeff Wolfe, the ensemble and Murphy will tour West Virginia April ...

Parkersburg comedy event a homecoming for Ellison

PARKERSBURG — A comedy show slated for Saturday aims to provide laughs and a funding boost for the Parkersburg Homecoming Festival. Lubeck native Dan Ellison, veteran comic Jeff Blanchard and sound-effects specialist Joe Saba will be featured at “Comedy Night” at the Dils Center on ...

Grand Central Mall to host Pinewood Derby on Saturday

VIENNA — A pair of racing-related events at the Grand Central Mall on Saturday will offer something for all ages. The annual Pinewood Derby race day will bring over 300 local Cub Scouts together for the Kootaga District Pinewood Derby. The mall is also hosting a race car display through ...