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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 ...

Kiwanis Pancake Days is here

Every year, now for 65 years, a homecoming of sorts has occurred over pancakes. “When I was in high school I was president of the Key (Kiwanis Educate Youth) club back in 2004 and helped set up and was in the dining room,” said Will Johnson, of Marietta. But now Johnson is serving ...

First Fridays celebrates Valentine’s with ‘Share the Love’

From local reports Join Marietta Main Street downtown this weekend for First Fridays: Share the Love from 5 to 9 p.m. Residents and visitors that brave the chilly weather will be rewarded with late night shopping, special promotions and in-store specials, and opportunities to share their ...

Paranormal Expo in Marietta

Most people would react with fear if they encountered signs of paranormal activity in their everyday life. But for some, interacting with phenomenon from an unseen world is what they love to do. The inaugural Hidden Marietta Paranormal Expo on Saturday celebrates the passion that some people ...

Several events planned for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Several programs and services honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in connection with the holiday in his honor will be held in the coming week. ¯Marietta College will be closed Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. While classes won’t be held, students and employees are ...

Rallying for a friend’s recovery

Friends of Tommy Longfellow will come together Saturday night to return some of the favors the long-time mechanic has done for them over the years. Longfellow, 49, sustained crippling injuries in a motorcycle crash six months ago and is still recovering. “In August I was riding my ...

Local musicians to perform folk music in the round

According to Michael "Moon" Mullen, owner of Over the Moon Pub and Pizza on Front Street and local musician, folk music uses lyrics to drive the song by telling a story. This Friday, at 8 p.m., three local musicians will tell their stories in the tradition of Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson at ...

First Fridays: Fire and Ice

When people think of ice in January, they are usually reminded of treacherous driving conditions or the early morning scraping of their windshields. But for this month’s First Fridays event, ice will be celebrated as a unique artistic medium. This Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., downtown merchants ...