Weekender briefs

Glenn Miller Orchestra

set Friday in Weirton

WEIRTON — One of the most popular and sought after big bands in the world today for concert and swing dance hits the stage Friday night at the Weirton Event Center.

With its unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered one of the greatest bands of all time. Formed in 1956 and on tour every year with approximately 300 concerts around the world, the orchestra features Hannah Truckenbrod as the female singer.

Gates for the concert will open to the public at 5 p.m. Free parking is available for all events in the Strip Steel Community Federal Credit Union lot off Main Street, the alley off Lee Avenue, the Millsop Community Center and on Main Street. Bus service is available from Millsop Community parking lot.

For information, call the Top of West Virginia at (304) 797-7001 or visit www.TopOfWV.com.

Twice As Nice to play in Chester concert series

CHESTER — Twice As Nice, a three-piece, “old school” dance band from Wheeling, will be the second headliners in the 2018 Chester City Park Summer Concert Series on Tuesday at the Davis Brothers’ Pharmacy Pavilion.

Comprised of Leroy Cunningham, Jody Schenk and Kirk Van Camp, Twice As Nice has been entertaining audiences throughout the Ohio Valley and beyond for more than15 years.

Admission will be free for concert, scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Attendees are reminded to bring a lawn chair. In the event of rain, the show will be moved to the Chester Municipal Building.

Conotton Creek

Festival planned

A new local festival has been created by individuals from eight villages coming together from three counties.

Called the Conotton Creek Festival, the idea behind it is to celebrate the history and folklore of the creek itself and the villages that line its banks along its 38-mile journey through the counties of Harrison, Carroll and Tuscarawas, organizers said.

The villages are Jewett, Scio, Conotton and Bowerston in Harrison County, Leesville and Sherrodsville in Carroll County, along with New Cumberland and Somerdale in Tuscarawas County.

The festival will be held Aug. 23-25 in Sherrodsville. Opening ceremonies are planned at 6 p.m. on Aug. 23. Veterans will be honored, with performances by Vane Scott and the Many Faces of Old Glory planned.

For information, visit Conotton Creek Festival on Facebook.

‘Sweeney Todd’ scheduled

at Lincoln Park

MIDLAND, Pa. — The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will arrive at Lincoln Park.

With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, barber Sweeney Todd returns to London seeking revenge in this musical thriller hailed as one of the true masterpieces of musical theater.

Dates are Oct. 5-7, 12-14 and 19-21.

Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday shows starting at 2 p.m.

For tickets, visit www.LincolnParkArts.org or contact the box office at (724) 576-4644.

Fort Pitt Museum to host

living history programs

PITTSBURGH — The Fort Pitt Museum, part of the Smithsonian-affiliated Senator John Heinz History Center museum system, will present living history programs on select dates this summer.

Visitors to Point State Park can see history in action as costumed interpreters demonstrate 18th century life at Fort Pitt, perform marches and military drills and fire the museum’s replica British 6-pounder cannon. All outdoor living history programs are free and open to the public.

The Fort Pitt Museum will host the following living history programs this summer:

• Fort Pitt Garrison Drill — 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 18.

The Fort Pitt Garrison will demonstrate 18th century military drills and fire the museum’s replica British 6-pounder cannon, weather permitting.

• From Maps to Mermaids, and more.

Visitors to the Fort Pitt Museum can explore Western Pennsylvania’s critical role during the French & Indian War, the American Revolution, and the birth of Pittsburgh through two floors of interactive displays and award-winning exhibitions.

The museum’s featured exhibit is From Maps to Mermaids: Carved Powder Horns in Early America, which showcases delicately carved powder horns – used by soldiers, settlers and American Indians to store gunpowder on the colonial frontier – and the stories behind them.

One of the most affordable family-friendly cultural experiences in the region, the Fort Pitt Museum attracted more than 55,000 visitors last year.

Admission to the museum is $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, $2 off admission for retired and active military and $4.50 for students with a valid ID and children ages 6-17. Children under 5 and History Center members get in free.

For information on the Fort Pitt Museum’s exhibits and public programs, visit www.heinzhistorycenter.org/fort-pitt.