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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 ...

Peoples Bank Theatre winter/spring lineup features ‘Annie’

From staff reports As Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta closes out one series of shows and prepares to begin another, the historic theater in downtown Marietta has experienced several sold-out shows. The first show of the 2018 Winter-Spring Spotlight Series featuring the Nitty Gritty Dirt ...

Live nativity at Tunnel church

Last year, Warren High School student Faith Weyant got the ultimate Christmas-time role. The teen portrayed Mary in the live nativity at Tunnel United Methodist Church, her third time in the production. It was a bright spot in an event that she said really celebrates the season. “It ...

Youth Ballet presents ‘The Magic of Christmas’

From staff reports The Schrader Youth Ballet Co. will present three performances of its “The Magic of Christmas” show this weekend in Parkersburg and Marietta. On Friday, the performance will be at 12:30 p.m. at the Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg in a special show for school ...

‘O Tannenbaum’

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go. And some are even celebrating with a bit of creativity when it comes to trees. With 32 layers of books, some spines facing outwards and others facing in, copies of encyclopedia Britannica editions, the Ohio Revised Code, ...

‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

The best is seldom ordinary, and “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” takes that principle to stage in a play about a nativity pageant. The junior players and youth theatre production by the Mid-Ohio Valley Players is being staged for three performances this weekend. The cast of more than ...

50th annual Holly Trail Tour of Homes

From staff reports The GFWC Parkersburg Woman’s Club will hold its 50th annual Holly Trail Tour of Homes on Saturday and Sunday with several homes in Parkersburg and one in Vienna. In celebration of the “golden tour,” this year’s program features the addition of evening tour from 5 ...

Holiday decor & Lowell style

Each of the five homes on the Weihnachten Tour of Homes in Lowell has at least 100 years of history. And for the holiday-themed tour, they will have decorations that include seven to eight Christmas trees in some of the homes, old-fashioned German decorations, Santa’s workshop and ...

Winterfest activities add to Saturday parades

From staff reports The annual Christmas parades in Vienna and Parkersburg will be Saturday, with Vienna’s beginning at 11 a.m. on Grand Central Avenue and Parkersburg’s beginning at 2 p.m. on Market Street. Downtown Parkersburg will also be full of activities from 4 to 7 p.m. for the ...

Bellamy Brothers benefit

By Janelle Patterson The Marietta Times jpatterson@mariettatimes.com For the second year tickets are going fast for a benefit concert to provide foster children in Washington County with important pieces of a childhood. “We see that these kids have been really dealt a rough hand and ...