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W.Va. River & Rail Bass Fest

From staff reports The 2019 West Virginia River and Rail Bass Festival will be held Friday through Sunday at the St. Marys Marina. Back by popular demand this year’s headliner will be country singer and former American Idol contestant Bucky Covington, who has appeared numerous times on ...

Parks will feature free concerts for the public

From staff reports A number of local concert series will be kick off in June at public parks throughout the Mid-Ohio Valley, including Marietta, Belpre, Williamstown and Parkersburg. In Marietta, Music in the Park is a free concert series sponsored by the Marietta Welfare League. The ...

Having fun for Hervida

This weekend, dozens of runners will be heading for Oak Grove to participate in the 5K Run/Walk for Hervida. Registration will be held from 7 to 7:45 a.m. Saturday at the Oak Grove Christian School. The race begins at 8 a.m. The cost is $15 per person. Organized by the Oak Grove Explorers ...

Belpre Cruise-In will fund a senior scholarship

From staff reports Belpre Cruise-In 2019 will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Lambert-Tatman Funeral Home, 1305 Washington Blvd. The car show will fund a scholarship for a Belpre High School senior in 2020. Dash plaques will be given to the first 60 entries. Belpre Cruise-In is open ...

Taste of Parkersburg this Saturday at Bicentennial Park

The 14th annual Taste of Parkersburg will be Saturday, bringing top quality food and wines to downtown Parkersburg. The event will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. at Bicentennial Park at Third and Market streets, said Wendy Shriver, executive director of Downtown PKB which organizes the ...

Historic Marietta Home Tour

For the next two weekends, visitors will be able to step back in time during the second annual Historic Marietta Tour of Homes. As part of The Castle’s fundraiser, 10 local homes will open their doors as part of a self-guided tour around historic downtown. Five homes will be open on ...

Keep exploring…Some summer camp options to get kids moving and learning

Several organizations in the area will be offering summer camps for children that will not only help get rid of the summer doldrums, but continue their education during the seasonal break from school. Trish Stille, child care director at the Marietta Family YMCA, said her organizations Camp ...

Strawberry tradition continues

The eighth annual First Congregational United Church of Christ Strawberry Festival will take place this Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their Fellowship Hall and will offer a slice of much of what makes Marietta great. Kay Maidens, a member of the church and organizer of the event, said ...

Hidden Places, Secret Spaces event this Saturday

From staff reports Marietta Main Street is teaming up with the Hidden Marietta Tour Company to host a very unique downtown tour called “Hidden Places, Secret Spaces” which takes guests through typically off-limits sections of Marietta’s historic buildings, such as basements or upper ...

Smoot musical ensembles present spring show

From staff reports The Smoot Theatre Vocal Ensembles will present their final concert of the year at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Smoot Theatre, 213 Fifth St., in downtown Parkersburg. The event is free and open to the public, with donations accepted. The choral groups are The Smoot Theatre ...

Mother’s Day events planned

By Chad Plauche-Adkins The Marietta Times cadkins@mariettatimes.com Those in Washington County will have a multitude of events to choose from this weekend to show moms how much they care. From brunches and dinners to flea markets and motorcycle rides, this weekend will offer many tastes ...

Taking a stroll

With strollers in front of them, there’s a new group roaming the River Trail three times a week. Stephanie Sanderson, 33, of Devola, leads the pack on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings, with her 3-month-old son in tow. “The big thing is to keep Blake moving; otherwise he starts ...

MOVP tackles ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’

Submitted Opening Friday, the Mid-Ohio Valley Players presents Oscar Wilde’s brilliantly clever comedic masterpiece “The Importance of Being Earnest,” at the Players Theatre (corner of Third and Putnam streets). It tells the story of two young gentlemen in London, who each live a ...

Annual celebration for Cutler heritage, history

By Michael Kelly The Marietta Times mkelly@mariettatimes.com People who attend the annual Cutler Heritage and Legacy Day are being asked to give as much as they get. The event, in its 10th year, offers speakers on the area’s history and encourages those who come to bring documents and ...

Woof Fest at Mountwood

From staff reports For more than a decade, Mountwood Park has been going to the dogs on a special Sunday each year. This year, the 11th annual Woof Fest will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, presented by the Friends of Mountwood Park. Woof Fest features activities, contests, ...

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 ...