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Free Time runs each Friday in The Parkersburg News and Sentinel and is the Mid-Ohio Valley guide to arts and entertainment, If you have an event that you would like us to feature in the section, submit it to: Free Time, The Parkersburg News and Sentinel, 519 Juliana Street, Parkersburg, WV, 26101, or submit it electronically via our Virtual Newsroom.

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April 10, 2015 Whale of a Sale PARKERSBURG — The Junior League of Parkersburg will hold its Whale of a Sale 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the City Park Pavilion. Admission is $2. more »»

Parkersburg Art Center exhibits open

April 10, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Two new exhibits open today at the Parkersburg Art Center where a local artist and another from the Washington, D.C., area will be featured.. more »»

Simonton Windows Challenge to be held

April 10, 2015 WAVERLY — The Simonton Windows Challenge at Mountwood Mountain Bike Race sponsored by Simonton Windows and organized by the River Valley Mountain Bike Association will be held Sunday at Mountwood... more »»

Artsbridge to hold final program of season

April 10, 2015 PARKERSBURG — Artsbridge will present the final program in its 2014-2015 Artsbridge Artists on Tour in mid-April at schools in Wood, Washington and Morgan counties. more »»

O’Dell Art Exhibit opens at WesBanco

April 10, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Natalie O’Dell Art Exhibit will be on display 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through April 30 at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St. more »»

Tour celebrates one-room schoolhouses, cemeteries

April 10, 2015 MARIETTA — Local residents are invited to take a trip back in time this weekend to learn how students in the early days of Marietta and Washington County received an education. more »»

Easter Parade to be held Saturday

March 20, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The sixth annual Mid-Ohio Valley Easter Parade will be held 2 p.m. Saturday on Market Stree. more »»

‘Noises Off’ audition to be held for teen program

March 20, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Theatre de Jeunesse youth theater program will hold open houses and auditions in March and April for high school and early-college-aged young adults for a July production of “Noise... more »»

Film Festival starts

March 20, 2015 MARIETTA — The ninth annual Colony Film Festival will be held today and Saturday at the Putnam Street Commons. Admission is $10 for a one-day pass, $15 for a two-day pass and $30 for a VIP pass. more »»

New Era Kite Fest to begin Saturday

March 20, 2015 MINERAL WELLS — The sixth annual New Era Kite Fest will be held 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Mineral Wells Elementary School on West Virginia 14. more »»

Blues Fest begins today

March 20, 2015 MARIETTA — The 23rd annual River City Ohio Blues Festival will be held today and Saturday at the Lafayette Hotel at 101 Front Street. more »»

Local students to participate in festival

March 20, 2015 CHARLESTON — More than 500 West Virginia high school students will participate in the annual West Virginia State Thespian Festival beginning Thursday at the Culture Center at the state Capitol. more »»

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March 13, 2015 Lobotomy lecture CHARLESTON — “The West Virginia Lobotomy Project” by James L. Spencer will be presented 6 p.m. more »»

Quilt show to be featured

March 13, 2015 PARKERSBURG — The Blennerhassett Museum of Regional History will hold its 11th annual Mid-Ohio Valley Heritage Quilt Show from March 14-22 in downtown Parkersburg. more »»

Concert features Americana music

March 13, 2015 PARKERSBURG — What is Americana music? It is a melting pot of music which can trace its roots back to folk, country, blues, rock and roll, bluegrass, rhythm and blues and other regional and ethnic... more »»

‘Little Mermaid’ ballet to be presented

March 13, 2015 MARIETTA — The Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Company will present the original ballet “The Little Mermaid” at 7:30 p.m. March 27 at the Marietta High School Auditorium. more »»

Choral concert slated

March 13, 2015 MARIETTA — The River Cities Symphony Orchestra will present its annual Choral Concert at 7 p.m. March 22 in the The Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption at Fourth and Wooster streets in Mariett. more »»

Sisters Fest to be held on March 20-21

March 13, 2015 SISTERSVILLE — The annual Sisters Fest will be held March 20-21 in Sistersville where the theme is the Wizard of Oz. Sisters Fest was started 16 years ago for women and their sisters or friends. more »»

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February 27, 2015 Fish fries PARKERSBURG — Local organizations and groups are holding fish fries during the Lenten season. A fish fry will begin at 6 p.m. today at the Knights of Columbus, 1010 Market S. more »»

Great American Home Show slated

February 27, 2015 By WAYNE TOWNER PARKERSBURG — The 2015 Great American Home Show will be today through Sunday at the National Guard Armory on Blizzard Drive in south Parkersburg. more »»

Heartwood in the Hills program enrollment open

February 27, 2015 By WAYNE TOWNER wtowner@newsandsentine. more »»



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