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Pinewood Derby Sat. at mall

From staff reports The 46th annual Davis Anderson Memorial Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Allohak Council Championships will be Saturday at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna. Information and registration links can be found at allohak.org. Organizers will not be able to take onsite registrations ...

Good Buys

Between Valentine’s Day discounts and Presidents’ Day deals, February is a great month to find some steals, especially if your wallet is still recovering from Christmas overspending. According to MarketWatch, a website published by Dow Jones & Co., to track the pulse of markets for ...

Scouts prepare for Pinewood Derby

From staff reports The 46th annual Davis Anderson Memorial Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Allohak Council Championships will be Feb. 24 at the Grand Central Mall in Vienna. Information and registration links can be found at allohak.org. Organizers will not be able to take on-site registrations ...

River City Blues Competition

From staff reports The Blues, Jazz and Folk Music Society will host its 26th annual River City Ohio Blues Competition Friday and Saturday at the Lafayette Hotel in downtown Marietta. Nine local and regional blues acts will compete for the chance to perform in an international blues ...

Recipe for Romance

Area chefs know that Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular times to go out for dinner. According to the National Retail Federation, an evening out ranks second only to jewelry, with celebrants planning to spend an estimated $3.7 billion. About 54.7 percent of adults in the U.S. plan ...

Habitat dinner & auction

The goal of home ownership for families who would otherwise struggle is what Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Ohio Valley is all about. The 18th annual Paul L. Callihan Dinner & Auction planned for Friday will bring together those who support the program and those who benefit from ...

Musical variety at Peoples Bank Theatre festival

From staff reports Peoples Bank Theatre will host the Undercurrent Winter Festival on Friday and Saturday. Organizers said the goal of the event is to bring awareness to the variety of high quality music in Ohio and West Virginia, empowering local musicians to see even more value in their ...

St. Mary goes Hollywood

St. Mary Catholic School Foundation will host its 26th annual benefit on Saturday with a chance to win some big prizes. The theme is “Night in Hollywood.” “It’s old school Hollywood, complete with a red carpet,” said Tonya Booth, school nurse and volunteer of the committee ...

Esbenshade Series features author of ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

From staff reports J.D. Vance, a Middletown native and author of the best-selling 2016 book “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis” will speak at Marietta College as part of the 2017-18 Esbenshade Series. Vance’s presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in the ...

Smoot Kids Club show Saturday night

From staff reports The Smoot Kids Club Series will continue this weekend with a performance of “Nugget & Fang” at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. The show is aimed at ages 4 to 8. Tickets and information ...

2018 Brides & Grooms – Preserving your wedding memories

There have been 50 years of memories layered like a cake in the lives of Dave and Brenda Graber. The couple of Indian Run Road in Marietta recently celebrated the milestone anniversary and Brenda recalled why she saved the top layer of the wedding cake. “I think it was a superstition and ...

Bridal event at Elite Center

From staff reports The 2018 Great Bridal Event will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Elite Sports Center in south Parkersburg. Organized by Crown Event Rentals, the bridal show will feature more than 90 vendors, a style show from Elizabeth Michaels/Hornor & Harrison/Premier ...

Great American Home Show this weekend in Vienna

From staff reports The 2018 Great American Home Show will offer vendors and potential customers a chance to display, discuss and consider a variety of local options for local homeowners and customers. Organized by the Home Builders Association of the Mid-Ohio Valley, this year’s event ...

Submissions wanted for upcoming bridal section

Prospective and recent brides and bridegrooms are invited to announce their engagements or weddings in The Marietta Times’ “Brides and Grooms 2018.” This annual special bridal section will appear in the Times’ weekend edition on Jan. 27-28. All weddings announced in the special ...

Drumming workshop Sat.

By Kate York The Marietta Times kyork@mariettatimes.com One of the best parts of starting an impromptu drumming circle or leading a drumming workshop, says instructor Lawrence Greene, is seeing the childlike enthusiasm grown men and women quickly display. “People don’t really get to ...

Fire & Ice Night returns

Marietta Main Street will mark one year of its popular First Fridays series with the return of Fire & Ice Night this week. Area merchants, artists and musicians will combine their vocations and talents to bring an air of magic to downtown. “It was just so well-received, we decided to ...

Bridal show season arrives in the Valley

From staff reports The annual Marietta Bridal Show will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Marietta College’s Dyson Baudo Recreation Center. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and doors open at 1 p.m. A Parade of Fashion will be held at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. during the bridal ...

Ringing in the New Year

zFrom staff reports Mid-Ohio Valley residents will have a number of activities and events to choose from as they celebrate the end of 2017 and the arrival of 2018 on New Year’s Eve. Some of those will include: ¯ On New Year’s Eve, the Lafayette Hotel in downtown Marietta will feature ...

Country star Sara Evans to perfrom in Athens

From staff reports Country music star Sara Evans will perform in February in Athens in the CMT fourth annual Next Women of Country Tour. Also performing will be country singers RaeLynn and Kalie Shorr. The concert will be held Feb. 23 at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium ...

Sweetapple’s live nativity

Every year just before Christmas there’s a special reenactment that occurs in the barn of Sweetapple Farm. “Three churches help us put this on,” said owner Mona Barrett, about the farm’s live nativity sing-along. “And then all of the people come join in with the singing between ...