Entertainment

Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Company show tonight at MHS

From staff reportsThe Mid-Ohio Valley Ballet Company will present a new and original ballet as its spring production for 2014.Entitled "The Kitty Kapurrs," the performance will be 7:30 p.m. today in the Marietta High School auditorium.Reserved seat tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children ...

Mountain bike race Sunday at Mountwood Park

From staff reportsMountain bikers of all skill levels will have the chance to race and compete during the 2014 Challenge at Mountwood Park mountain bike race Sunday at Mountwood Park east of Parkersburg off U.S. 50.The event -now in its 19th year - is sponsored by Simonton Windows and presented ...

Colony Film Festival

The community will have the chance to immerse itself in local and national film culture as the Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association presents its annual Colony Film Festival this weekend.Festival-goers can enjoy two days of both short and feature-length films while learning about the ...

5th annual Kite Fest this weekend

By Wayne TownerSpecial to the TimesMINERAL WELLS, W.Va. - "Go fly a kite" may sometimes be meant as an insult, but for local enthusiasts it means two days of fun.The fifth annual New Era Kite Fest will be Saturday and Sunday at Mineral Wells Elementary School on West Virginia 14.Sponsored by ...

Colony Film Festival on Friday, Saturday

The Colony Film Festival, an event of the Hippodrome/Colony Historical Theatre Association will be held March 21 and 22 at Putnam Commons Building, 121 Putnam St., Marietta.Eighteen independent films from local, regional and national filmmakers have been selected to be screened during the ...

Warren High School drama department presents:

For several members of the Warren High School drama department, the spring play "Brighton Beach Memoirs" will be a bittersweet experience.Of the seven cast members, five will be graduating seniors performing for the last time with a group of whom they have grown quite fond."It's kind of sad ...

Pink Panther on MOVP stage

The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will presdent the comedy "The Pink Panther Strikes Again" for three weeks in March.The show will be 8 p.m. March 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 and at 3 p.m. March 16 at the Players Theatre at Third and Putnam streets in downtown Marietta.Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for ...

Guild presents A Night of Dancing with the Stars

PARKERSBURG - The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will hold its second annual "A Night of Dancing with the Stars" on March 8 at the Parkersburg Art Center at Eighth and Market streets.Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the competition begins at 7 p.m. Light hors d'oeuvres will be served.Admission is $25 ...

MC play by Pulitzer Prize winner

On Friday, theater-goers at Marietta College will be immersed in the theme of being "caught in the act" during a play about a photojournalist returning from the front edge of war in the Middle East.The play, "Time Stands Still," was written by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies. ...

All-Beethoven recital Monday on MC campus

The Adaskan String Trio will be joined by Sally Pinkas to present an all-Beethoven recital at 7:30 p.m. Monday as part of Marietta College's Frederica G. Esbenshade Series.The performance is free and open to the public and will be held in the Alma McDonough Auditorium.The Esbenshade Series is ...

Chocolate at the Betsey

Chocolate has traditionally been associated with magical, medicinal and mythical properties and can be dated back 4,000 years ago in Central and South America.Here, in the Mid-Ohio Valley, a particular chocolate fundraiser dates back 26 years and has the amazing properties of bringing people ...

Bridal and Prom Expo

On Sunday, brides-to-be will be able to see quite the variety of bridal gowns on a fashion runway and various vendor booths at the fourth annual Bridal and Prom Expo.The event, sponsored by Faye's Boutique in Vienna and local radio stations v96.9 and 93R, was held the last three years at the ...

Free concert Saturday night at WSCC

The Rain Crows will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Graham Auditorium at Washington State Community College as part of the Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series.The concert is free and open to the public. Advance seat pass reservations can be made by contacting Tanya Wilder by phone at ...

MOVP presents ‘The Fantasticks’

The longest-running musical in the world will come to the Mid-Ohio Valley beginning Friday."The Fantasticks" originally opened in 1960 in Greenwich Village in New York and featured Tom Jones - not the singer but the show's writer; Jerry Orbach, who later went on to star in "Law & Order" ...

Marietta College salutes Martin Luther King next week

Marietta College will be honoring Martin Luther King Jr. - and Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday -with MLK Week. It will include a variety of speakers, seminars and activities on the campus in Marietta.The week-long series is hosted by MC's Office of Civic Engagement in collaboration with ...

Live Nativity scenes

When Penny Drain first participated in Newport United Methodist Church's living nativity more than 50 years ago, it was an annual event.Today, it's held every other year, but it's still looked forward to by the community."People ask for it - 'Are you going to do the pageant this year?'" Drain ...

Christmas in the Village

There are still a few weeks left in the Christmas shopping season but folks have a chance to wrap it all up in one fell swoop this weekend.A "progressive" shopping event called Christmas in the Village will be held Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. in western Washington County."We are hoping to draw ...

Marietta Band Boosters Arts and Crafts Show

The annual Marietta Band Boosters Arts and Crafts Show has been a successful fundraiser for the group for 20 years and the tradition will continue this Saturday.Sixty-five vendors offering all manner of arts and crafts will be set up at the Junior Fair Building at the Washington County ...

Chinese dance show at WSCC

The Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series at Washington State Community College will continue with the program "Yu Wei - An Evening of Solo Chinese Dance" at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Graham Auditorium on the WSCC campus.The event is free and open to the public. Advance seat pass reservations ...