"Look Away", a drama by Jerome Kilty based on Mary Todd Lincoln: 8 p.m., Jan. 29, Mid-Ohio Valley Players Theatre; adults $10; seniors and students $8; youth to 16 $5; tickets at Marty's Print Shop and midohiovalleyplayers.org; sponsored by Anderson Medical Group, Inc., photos will be available; (740) 350-9517.
Benefit auction, for Roger Weaver who is waiting for a double lung transplant, 4 p.m., doors open, 5 p.m, auction begins, Jan. 29, K of C Hall on Franklin Street, Marietta; new and used items auctioned off, concessions; to donate items or for more information (740) 374-3255 or (740) 629-1819.
Indoor rummage/bake sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Jan. 29, American Legion Post 159, 100 Central Ave., Williamstown; 376-7143 or (304) 375-2135.
Mid-Ohio Valley Beekeeper's Association EXPO, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Jan. 29, West Virginia University-Parkersburg; registration, 7:30 a.m.; $22 at the door; $8, children 12 and under; speaker, educational classes; (304) 375-4919, (304) 482-6401 or www.angelfire.com/nb/movba.
Grandparents Day, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Jan. 30, The Castle, 418 Fourth St., Marietta; $10 for adults, $5 for children; portrayal of Emily Dickinson by Debra Conner; reservations, 373-4180.
27th Milton Friedman Lecture by Northwestern professor, Dr. Lynne Kiesling, 7:30 p.m., Jan. 30, Alma McDonough Auditorium, Marietta College; she will also speak to the Economic Roundtable of Ohio Valley luncheon, noon, Jan. 31, Lafayette Hotel; 376-4408.
Fort Frye Athletic Boosters Texas hold'em tournament, 11 a.m. open registration; 1 p.m., first hand dealt; Jan. 30, Lowell Fire House; $50 entry fee and players can buy back in for $50 for the first hours; payout is 50%; money raised will go to the football and baseball teams; for reservations or questions (740) 350-7715, 516-9198 or 984-2279.
Breakfast, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Jan. 30, VFW Post #5108, 319 Pike St., Marietta; $5; sponsored by VFW Past Commanders; 374-9038.
TurboKick kickboxing classes, every Sunday from 3 to 3:45 p.m. and Thursday night from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m. at Marietta Boot Camp 1100 Pike Street Marietta; cost $5 per class; (740) 350-6883.
Zumba classes, 4 to 4:30 p.m., every Sunday, at Marietta Boot Camp, 1100 Pike St., Marietta; $5 per class; (740) 350-6883.
Williamstown Woman's Club regular board meeting, 7 p.m, Jan. 31, Woman's club building, 112 Seventh Street; program by board members from the Hearts and Hands ministry; guests are welcome; a business meeting and refreshments will follow.
Broughton computer lab, open to seniors, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, O'Neill Center, Marietta; 373-3914.
The Castle, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, 1 to 4 p.m. weekends, 418 Fourth St., Marietta; includes exhibit of photographs taken during the 17-year renovation; tours every half hour; $6, $5.50, $2.50; 373-4180.
Generations online basic computer skills for seniors, available Monday through Friday; no charge; O'Neill Center, Marietta; 373-3914.
All for One, a play group/support group for special needs children and their parents, meetings, Feb. 1, Gospel Mission Church, 4124 14th Ave., Parkersburg; organized play, snacks, and entertainment; Debbie LaPan, (304) 863-5648, (304) 893-4200, firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.allforonemov.com.
The Mid Ohio Valley Dragon Boat Team exercise program, 5 to 6 p.m., starting Feb. 1, Betsey Mills Club gym; anyone interested in is welcome; email@example.com.
Oil and gas leasing and contract meeting, 7 p.m., Feb. 1,Waterford High School Band room (behind the Ag Building); speaker, Dale Arnold, director of Energy Policy, Ohio Farm Bureau on what you should know before signing a lease or if you have a current lease; 1-800-964-8184.
Beverly Library program, 4 p.m., Feb. 1, for elementary children, Happy Chinese New Year and Groundhog Day; usually an hour and can include stories, crafts, small movies, games and snack, for pre-readers, a Valentine's day story time, adult accompany children; 984-4060.
Valentine program for the Lower Muskingum Historical Society meeting, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 1, Fifth Street Church of Christ, Beverly; 984-4037.
The Crohn's and Colitis Support Group meeting, 7 p.m., Feb. 1; fourth floor computer room at Marietta Memorial Hospital; for anyone with Inflammatory Bowel disease and their families/friends; 373-4899.
Stained glass class, 6:30 to 8:30, beginning Feb. 2, Riverside Artists Gallery, beginning to intermediate; four two hour Wednesday sessions; taught by Greta Hanesworth; 376-0797.
Story time at the Beverly Branch library; 11 a.m., Wednesdays; adult must accompany children, last about an hour and can include stories, crafts, small movies, games, and a snack; (740) 984-4060.
Story hour and toddler time registration at the New Matamoras Library, begins Feb. 2; interactive program for ages two and three; stories, crafts, creative play, music; space is limited, registration is required, (740) 865-3386.
TOPS OH 1809, Beverly, meets 10 a.m., Wednesdays, Fifth Street Church of Christ, Fifth Street, Beverly; 984-2706.
Flu vaccinations, available from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesdays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays; Washington County Health Department, 342 Muskingum Drive, Marietta; $20 adults, $10 children; no appointment needed; no one turned away for inability to pay; 374-2782.
Zumba, Latin hip-hop cardio dance class, taught by Shauna Dunaway, 4 to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays at the O'Neill Center; registration required; $20 a month; class size is limited; 373-3914.
Purse-onally Yours purse auction and ladies night out, doors open at 5:30 p.m., view and bid on silent auction items, buffet; 6:30 auction begins; Feb. 3, Marietta Country Club; $25 individual ticket, $275 for corporate tables, donations of purses, incentive auctions, tickets, reservations, 373-0281.www.washingtoncountyredcross.org.
Glass bead making, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 3 and 10, Riverside Artists Gallery; two three hour Thursday sessions; learn to use the torch to create and decorate colorful glass beads; taught by Bonnie Proudfoot; 376-0797.
General Benjamin D. Fearing Camp #2, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War meeting, 7 p.m, Feb. 3, American Legion Home off Eighth and Wooster streets in Marietta; outline progress on plans for upcoming events; featured speaker George Hall of Parkersburg discussing his research on the book "Civilian War in West Virginia: The Moccasin Rangers"; free and open to the public.
Marietta Kiwanis Club 57th annual pancake days, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 and 5; First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., Marietta;. largest fundraiser, all the proceeds to community; raffle and silent auctions; tickets from Kiwanis member, Peoples News, The Marietta Times and Citizens Bank in Marietta and Williamstown Pharmacy; $5 in advance or $6 at the door; children under age five eat free with any ticket holder; 373-9205 or 350-5788.
Beverly Eagles birthday dinner, 5:30 p.m., Feb. 4, meatloaf dinner with dessert; $7; carry out (740) 984-4733.
Reformers Unanimous, Bible-based addictions program, 7 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Souls Harbor Baptist Church, 115 Caywood Road, Marietta; 373-8118.
Tai chi, 10 a.m., Fridays, Belpre Senior Center, Belpre; $12 month.
Cabin Fever Luau to benefit the Marietta Family YMCA, 7:30 to 8 p.m., social with appetizers, cash bar, desserts; 8 to 11 p.m., dance with DJ Mike Bishman, snacks, cash bar, Feb. 5, Marietta Shrine Club; $25 per person; dress extremely casual, limbo and prizes for the best beach wear; tickets at the door, at the Marietta YMCA or 373-2250.
39th annual Davis Anderson Memorial Pinewood Derby, first race begins at 10 a.m. and the council finals are held beginning at 6 p.m., Grand Central Mall, center court area, Feb. 5.
"Great-Grace Fellowship," Bible teaching, music, prayer, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sundays, Betsey Mills Club, Marietta.
Dance and sing, 8 p.m. to midnight, Sundays, Connections Bar, Boaz, W.Va.; karaoke and disc jockey.
Ohio River Museum, 601 Front St., Marietta; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; open weekdays to groups by appointment only; 373-3750.
Bingo, 7 p.m. each Monday, American Legion Post 64, corner of Eighth and Wooster streets., Marietta, doors open at 5 p.m.
Educational group meeting, 2 to 3 p.m. Mondays; free; for victims and survivors of abuse; presented by EVE Inc.; 374-5820.
Tai chi, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Mondays, O'Neill Center, Marietta.
Seniorcise, 11:30 a.m. to noon, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, O'Neill Center, Marietta; $12 month.
Beverly Library programs, 4 p.m, Feb. 8 for elementary children, make valentines, chocolate; at the Beverly Library;usually an hour and can include stories, crafts, small movies, games and snack, for pre-readers, a Valentine's day story time, adult accompany children; 984-4060.
Children's Story Hour, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. every Tuesday, Vienna Library; for ages 3 and up; (304) 295-7771.
River City Treblemakers Barbershop Chorus, practice, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, South Parkersburg United Methodist Church, 1813 Rayon Drive, Parkersburg; open to all male singers; 373-6501.
Beverly Library program, 11 a.m., Feb. 9, usually an hour and can include stories, crafts, small movies, games and snack, for pre-readers, a Valentine's day story time, adult accompany children; 984-4060.
Campus Martius Museum, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays year round; open to groups by appointment; 373-3750.
Chair exercises, 1:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Belpre Senior Citizens Center, Washington Boulevard, Belpre.
Aerobics classes, every Thursday from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., at St. Bernard's Catholic Church gymnasium in Beverly, Ohio; $6 per person; (740) 525-4630.
Singles fellowship, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sand Hill United Methodist Church, Boaz, W.Va.; (304) 375-2802.
Hand and foot cards, 1 p.m., Thursdays, O'Neill Center, Marietta.
TOPS OH 2197 Whipple, meeting, 5:45 p.m., Thursdays, DAV Hall, 935 DAV Road, just off Ohio 821, Whipple; (740)585-2905.
A Tribute to 50 years of Bob Dylan, 7:15, Feb. 11, Graham Auditorium, Washington State Community College; $5 donation supports summer youth activities sponsored by The Right Path for Washington County; artists include Michael Morningstar, Rick Roberts, Michael "Moon" Mullen, Vinnie Mele and High Schools That Rock.
Habitat for Humanity 11th Annual Paul L. Callihan Dinner, 5:30 p.m., silent auction; 6 p.m., entertainment; 6:45 p.m., 373-9764 or firstname.lastname@example.org com.
Victorian Valentine Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon or 2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 12, The Castle, 418 Fourth St., Marietta; $8.50 per person; all materials included; pre-registration required; 373-4180.
Valentine dinner and dance for autism, 6 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m., 6:30 p.m., dinner, Feb. 12, Comfort Inn, Marietta; $25 per ticket; 7:30 to 10 p.m., dancing; Ewing School, 1701 Colgate Dr., Marietta; all proceeds to benefit the Autism Center of Southeastern Ohio to help families living with autism in Washington County; business casual dress; cash bar, 50/50 drawing, door prize, tickets can be purchased at: Aletha's and Porter's Florist, corner of Second and Greene streets in Marietta; limited seating; tickets will not be sold at door; can mail or arrange delivery of tickets by contacting Karen Smith: (304) 488-4859 email@example.com.
A Romantic Evening, 7 p.m., Feb. 12, Betsey Mills Club, a catered dinner, wine, corsage, entertainment, games, prizes, and a photo; $100 per couple; Betsey Mills Club will be taking the first 20 couples; 373-4981 to reserve.
Community dinner and dance, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 12, Marietta Township Recreation Center; sponsored by Reno Lions Club; music by Lisa and Jerry Queen; tickets $10 by Feb. 10; 373-1777 or 374-7403.
Marietta College Anderson Planetarium show: "Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity", 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 30, Marietta College campus on the corner of Fourth and Butler streets; full dome show, talk, movie; Marietta College campus on the corner of Fourth and Butler streets; donations at conclusion of each program, without reservations admitted on a space-available basis, 376-4827 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marietta College Anderson Planetarium Februray shows, performance of Zula Patrol: Down to Earth, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10 and 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20, Marietta College campus on the corner of Fourth and Butler streets; reservations for the February shows can be made starting Feb. 1; to reserve free spot, 376-4827 or email@example.com.
accepting donations at the conclusion of each program and those without reservations will be admitted on a space-available basis.
Concert by the Clark Buelow Band, 8 p.m., Feb. 12, Graham Auditorium, Washington State Community College in the Arts & Sciences Center; part of Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series; Buelow, from Marietta, will be joined by other musicians from Columbus; free and open to the public; 374-8716, ext. 2107.
Front & Center, free music event for school age kids, noon to 1 p.m., Feb. 12, ARTS/West, 132 W. State St., Athens; poet Wendy McVicker with flutist Emily Prince and young pianists; second half of event is an open stage for kids, solo or group, to share instrumental or vocal music or just listen.
Psychic Readings, 1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 13, The Castle, 418 Fourth St., Marietta; $35 per reading per person; reservations, 373-4180.
The Friends of the Barlow Library semi-annual used book sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 17, 18, 19, Barlow Branch Library, Ohio 339; (740) 678-0103.
Bingo, 7 p.m. each Monday, American Legion Post 64, corner of Eighth and Wooster Streets., Marietta, doors open at 5 p.m.
Third Annual Relay for Life bingo, noon, doors open; 1 p.m., bingo starts, Feb. 19, Warren High Cafeteria; $25 donation/20 games includes soup, sandwich, dessert supper; early bird drawing for advance purchases, 50/50, country store and Longaberger baskets and sisters purse; (740) 678-8443.
Parkersburg South Baseball Boosters basket bingo, 6 p.m., 4:30 p.m. doors open, Feb. 19, Eagles Club on Gihon Road; 25 games for $20; early bird drawing, second chance basket, 50/50 drawing, door prizes, concessions; (304-474-3031 or our website www.parkersburgsouthbaseball.com.