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Hidden Places, Secret Spaces event this Saturday

From staff reports Marietta Main Street is teaming up with the Hidden Marietta Tour Company to host a very unique downtown tour called “Hidden Places, Secret Spaces” which takes guests through typically off-limits sections of Marietta’s historic buildings, such as basements or upper ...

Smoot musical ensembles present spring show

From staff reports The Smoot Theatre Vocal Ensembles will present their final concert of the year at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Smoot Theatre, 213 Fifth St., in downtown Parkersburg. The event is free and open to the public, with donations accepted. The choral groups are The Smoot Theatre ...

Mother’s Day events planned

By Chad Plauche-Adkins The Marietta Times cadkins@mariettatimes.com Those in Washington County will have a multitude of events to choose from this weekend to show moms how much they care. From brunches and dinners to flea markets and motorcycle rides, this weekend will offer many tastes ...

Taking a stroll

With strollers in front of them, there’s a new group roaming the River Trail three times a week. Stephanie Sanderson, 33, of Devola, leads the pack on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, with her 3-month-old son in tow. “The big thing is to keep Blake moving; otherwise he starts ...

MOVP tackles ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Submitted Opening Friday, the Mid-Ohio Valley Players presents Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly clever comedic masterpiece “The Importance of Being Earnest,” at the Players Theatre (corner of Third and Putnam streets). It tells the story of two young gentlemen in London, who each live a ...

Annual celebration for Cutler heritage, history

By Michael Kelly The Marietta Times mkelly@mariettatimes.com People who attend the annual Cutler Heritage and Legacy Day are being asked to give as much as they get. The event, in its 10th year, offers speakers on the area’s history and encourages those who come to bring documents and ...

Woof Fest at Mountwood

From staff reports For more than a decade, Mountwood Park has been going to the dogs on a special Sunday each year. This year, the 11th annual Woof Fest will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, presented by the Friends of Mountwood Park. Woof Fest features activities, contests, ...

Magician, escape artist to appear

As children, Michael Griffin and his brother would watch television shows starring their favorite superheroes. Griffin said after Superman and Batman captured the villain they would always tie them up until the police could arrest them. He and his brother would then act out the scenes they saw, ...

‘The Revolutionists’ at Marietta College

From lo­cal reports A revolution needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle. The Theatre at Marietta College will present "The Revolutionists" by Lauren Gunderson Friday through April 13. Four beautiful, spirited women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the ...

Ohio Long Rifle Exhibit will be held this Saturday

From staff reports The Association of Ohio Long Rifle Collectors will hold its 44th annual Ohio Long Rifle Exhibit Saturday and Sunday at the Lafayette Hotel in downtown Marietta. Public hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5 for adults; ...

GoPacks Top Chef Challenge

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 children take ...

MOV Ballet to perform ‘Little Women’ at MHS

From staff reports The Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Company will present a new original ballet “Little Women” on Friday at Marietta High School Auditorium. The performance will be presented at 7 p.m. Reserved seat tickets for the ballet are $15 for adults and $8 for children under 18 and ...

Ringing in the Spring

For nearly three decades, area bell ringers have gathered at least once per year to offer a joint performance. “Originally this gathering of the different groups was at Christmas time,” explained Director Denise Holmes on Tuesday before a rehearsal of the Mid-Ohio Valley Ringers in ...

Annual Pinewood Derby race will be Saturday

From staff reports 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 more than 300 local Cub Scouts together for the Kootaga District Pinewood Derby. The mall is also hosting a race car ...

Mangia! Pasta for a cause

There will be two options for lovers of Italian food this weekend that will not only fill their stomachs, but help worthy causes in the area. The MOV’n Dragons and the Right Path for Washington County will be having spaghetti dinner fundraisers to help fund their philanthropic ...

Mid-Ohio Valley Players present ‘Precious Heart’

From local reports Precious few plays call for a cast of “a one-woman show with an all-male cast.” Yet “Precious Heart,” by Ted Karber, the next offering in the Mid-Ohio Valley Players season, calls for just that. The show opens this Friday. Director Jena Lane Blair joins forces ...

‘The Little Mermaid’ performed by Marietta Choir Department this weekend

This weekend, the Marietta Choir Department will present the musical, "The Little Mermaid," in the Marietta High School auditorium. At 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, students from both the middle school and high school will put their spin on the Disney classic. Scott ...

‘Madeline’ comes to the Smoot Theatre

PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre will be presenting “Madeline and the Bad Hat” on Friday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. The Smoot Theatre will present ArtsPower National Touring Theatre’s musical that captures the blithe yet touching spirit of Ludwig Bemelmans’ much loved Madeline series. This ...

MOVP presents: Same Time Next Year

During the next two weekends, the Mid-Ohio Valley Players will be acting in “Same Time, Next Year” by Bernard Slade. The romantic comedy will have six performances starting on Friday at 8 p.m. Leslie McGoron is the director and said she was glad MOVP agreed with her suggestion to do the ...

Sounds of Sinatra played by W.Va. Symphony

From staff reports The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra will host crooner Tony DeSare this Sunday in Parkersburg. The concert will be at 3 p.m. at Blennerhassett School, 448 Jewell Road, Parkersburg. DeSare and his band will join Music Director Lawrence Loh and the symphony for a ...