Entertainment

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 ...

Merchants & Artist Walk

When the days get shorter and the nights get cooler, thoughts of holiday shopping can't be far behind.This Friday will be the final Merchants and Artist Walk for 2013, a signature event for the newly established Marietta Main Street. The nonprofit organization is committed to stimulating ...

Veterans Day salutes in the Valley

From staff reportsA number of parades and ceremonies are planned for Monday in honor of Veterans Day throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley.In Marietta, the annual Marietta Veterans Day Parade will be 10 a.m. Monday in downtown Marietta.The parade will form at 9:30 a.m. at Fourth and Butler streets. It ...

GHOST TOURS

What do you get when you pair Halloween with a gothic Victorian mansion? Ghost tours, of course.The Castle, built in 1855 and located at 418 Fourth St. in Marietta, will be the backdrop for a series of tours focusing on the haunted history of the building and actual accounts of paranormal ...

Movie review: ‘Escape Plan:’ Sly, Arnold, testosterone, explosions

Sylvester Stallone continues his all-star action icon reunion tour alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Escape Plan," with plenty of violence, explosions and clunky one-liners.In other words, it's par for the course for a movie starring Sly and Arnold."You punch like a vegetarian," ...

Halloween fun

Those looking for some spooky, but family friendly fun this Saturday need look no further than the historic Anchorage in Harmar.For the second year, the towering mansion will be the backdrop for a Halloween costume party sponsored by the Mid-Ohio Valley Ghosthunters and the Washington County ...

Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series continues

Following performances in September and October, the Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series will continue in November at Washington State Community College in Marietta for a 15th year.The Evergreen Series will continue presenting various programs and performances nearly every month through May ...

Local review: ‘Gravity’ well done on many levels

Space can be a terrifying place even without alien invaders and Sith lords, as director Alfonso Cuaron brilliantly demonstrates in "Gravity."Sandra Bullock stars as Dr. Ryan Stone, a medical engineer on her first mission in space, alongside veteran shuttle commander Matt Kowalski (George ...

Kitchen tour for the Betsey

It has been said that the kitchen is the heart of a home so four Marietta kitchens are opening their hearts and doors to the public for the second year.The Uptown/Downtown Kitchen Tour to benefit the Betsey Mills Club will take place on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at three homes and one ...

MOVP play stars stories of Marietta

The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will present "A Time to Remember" this weekend only, a life story theater taken from interviews of people who lived in the area during the early 1920s through the '50s this weekend.With slides of early Marietta, provided by Lynne Sturtevant of Hidden Marietta and ...

Octoberfest time

One need not be of German decent to enjoy Octoberfest in Lowell, but it helps to have a big appetite."I haven't been in about 10 years but I plan to go this year," said Jeff Steinel, 54, who is originally from Williamstown and relocated to Lowell after moving out of the area for some time. "I ...

142nd Barlow Fair kicks off next week

After 142 years, Ohio's oldest independent fair is alive and kicking.The Barlow Fair kicks off at noon Thursday, when judging begins at the fairgrounds just 13 miles from Marietta at the intersection of Ohio 550 and 339.Thursday's highlights include judging of the 4-H booths, T-Building, the ...

REview: ‘The Family’ has some strong points, but something’s missing

The fish-out-of-water comedy and organized crime thriller ingredients of "The Family" fail to coalesce into the dark comedy filmmakers were going for in Robert De Niro's latest journey into Mafia-land.De Niro stars as Fred Blake, an American living abroad with his family in France. Before ...

Kid’s Archaeology Day

For the second straight year, the Friends of the Museums are inviting children to experience a part of history.The Campus Martius Museum will be the site of the Kid's Archaeology Day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday."In the same way kids learn about history, there is so much more history than is ...

MOVP presents comedy ‘Everybody Loves Opal’

The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will present a new production " Everybody Loves Opal" beginning this weekend.The cast includes Tara Polan as Opal Kronkie, Kathy Biery as Gloria, Kermit Polan as Bradford, David Offenberger as Solomon, Georgene Johnson as Doctor, Rod Poling as Officer Joe, and Mr ...

Antique power show at Noble County Fairgrounds

The Old Iron Power Club, LLC presents its 6th annual Antique Power Show and Heritage Park on Sept. 21 and 22 at the Noble County Fairgrounds, in Caldwell, just off I-77, Exit 25.The Old Iron Power Club, LLC is a non-profit group of people who came together to preserve the past by displaying ...

Local review: ‘Getaway’ misfires with characters and its story

By Evan BevinsThe Marietta Timesebevins@mariettatimes.comThe car chase movie gets a fresh coat of paint with "Getaway," but what's under the hood could use a boost.Ethan Hawke ("The Purge") stars as ex-race car driver Brent Magna, who we meet as he's stealing a souped-up Shelby Super Snake ...