Great American Home Show, support the Mid-Ohio Valley Home Builders Association, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Feb. 5; noon to 4 p.m., Feb. 6, former Big Bear building, Park Shopping Center, Parkersburg.
Marietta Kiwanis Club 57th annual pancake days, 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Feb. 5; First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., Marietta; $5 in advance or $6 at the door; children under age 5 eat free with any ticket holder; 373-9205 or 350-5788.
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; 373-2250.
39th annual Davis Anderson Memorial Pinewood Derby, first race at 10 a.m. and council finals begin at 6 p.m., Feb. 5, Grand Central Mall.
Fundraising breakfast for FaithLink, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Feb. 5, sponsored by and held at Applebees, Vienna; tickets $5; reserve tickets in advance (304) 424-3457.
The Pioneer FiberCrafters of the MOV meeting, 1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 5, Campus Martius Museum in Marietta; guests are welcome; no fee; (304) 684-9248.
Bluegrass and gospel music fest, 1 to 5 p.m., every Sunday, Peddlers Square, Belpre; local musicians are welcome to play and pick; refreshments provided for musicians; shopping at the square; (304) 893-2928.
All you can eat breakfast buffet, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 6, American Legion Post 389, Beverly; adults $6; children under 12, $3; proceeds to help fund a new project, Fly the Flag Proudly.
"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.
AARP free tax aide program, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., each Monday and Thursday to April 14, Knights of Columbus building in the 300 block of Franklin Street in Harmar; no appointment necessary: 12:30 to 4 p.m., Feb. 16 and March 16, Reno Community Center; taxpayers are asked to bring picture ID, Social Security cards for all dependents, all W-2's and 1099's and last years return, if available.
The Harmar Hill Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting, 7 pm, Feb. 7, at Lookout Park; program will be presented by Judge Ed Lane, Washington County Common Pleas Court; all area residents are invited to attend.
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.
Marietta College Anderson Planetarium February shows, performance of Zula Patrol: Down to Earth, 7 p.m., Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Feb. 10 and 2 p.m., Feb. 20, Marietta College campus on the corner of Fourth and Butler streets; 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.
Free computer classes, offered at the Marietta location of the Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St.; 2 p.m., Feb. 8, Introduction to the Internet, 1 1/2 to 2 hours, learn how to get connected to the Internet and use a web browser; 10:15 a.m., Feb. 10, Intermediate Computing, for those who have already taken computer basics, 1 1/2 to 2 hours; space is limited, registration recommended; 373-1057, ext. 208 or at the library's information desk.
Beverly Library program, 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.
Boating education course, three sessions 6 to 9 p.m., Feb. 8, 15, 22; Cambridge Field Office, 1225 Woodlawn Ave., Cambridge; 28 years or older; $5 for course, payable the first night; pre-registration is required; (740) 439-4076.
Natural Resources Assistance Council meeting, 10 a.m., Feb. 9, Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District, 1400 Pike St., Marietta; to review Round Seven grant applications to determine eligibility for funding; 374-9436 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
Video conference management leadership series, "Innovating for the Upturn" presented by Jim Carroll, 8 a.m. registration and breakfast; 8:30 to 11 a.m., Feb. 10, WSCC in the Business and Technology Bldg., Room 103; free; www.techsolve.org/events (740) 373-5150.
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; regional artists include Michael Morningstar, Rick Roberts and local artists, Michael Moon Mullen, Dave Martin, Vinnie Mele and High Schools That Rock.
Washington County Habitat for Humanity 11th Annual Paul L. Callihan dinner and auction, 5:30 p.m., silent auction; 6 p.m., entertainment; 6:45 p.m., Cowboy Concessions catered dinner; 8 p.m., live auction; Feb. 11, Marietta Shrine Club; tickets are $30 per person, $50 per couple or $200 for table of eight; tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 373-9764 or email email@example.com com or at the door.
Adult community game night, 6 p.m., doors open; 7 p.m., Feb. 11, St. Marys parish hall basement, corner of Fourth and Wooster streets, Marietta; food, door prizes, Euchre, Uno, bridge, hand & Foot; $5 cover charge; 350-5377.
Flu vaccinations, 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.
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; all proceeds to benefit the Autism Center of Southeastern Ohio, Washington County; (304) 488-4859.
A Romantic Evening, 7 p.m., Feb. 12, Betsey Mills Club, $100 per couple; 373-4981 to reserve.
The 22nd annual Chocolate on the Levee, 1 to 4:30 p.m., Feb. 13, Levee House Cafe on Ohio Street in Marietta; $8 for adults, $5 for children and a family rate of $25; benefit fund raiser for EVE, Incorporated, the domestic violence agency and shelter for Washington County; for information or to donate, 374-5820.
Psychic Readings, 1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 13, The Castle, 418 Fourth St., Marietta; $35 per reading per person; reservations, 373-4180.
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.
Debra Conner as Margaret Blennerhassett, 1 p.m., Feb. 14, at O'Neill Center; free and open to the public; audience oriented with questions; "Just by Chance Barbershop Quartet" will also perform; 373-3914.
Coffee Break at library, 10 a.m., Feb. 14, New Matamoras Branch, 100 Merchant St.; guest speaker, Dean Sinclair from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, discussing the variety of wildlife in the area; free; everyone is invited; (740) 865-3386.
Illustrated lecture "ANNYONG HASEYO !", 2 p.m., Feb. 15, Saint Mary Church Social Hall in Marietta, corner of Fourth and Wooster streets; following trips to Korea, Judy Sjostedt will share her adventures in Korea; free and open to the public; sponsored by the Marie Ausenheimer Trust Fund.
Marietta Garden Club open meeting, 1:00 p.m., Feb. 15, Washington County Library, meeting room, lower level; speaker, Lindsay Biehl, a garden designer; refreshments; 376-9407.
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 Branch 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.
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.
Watercolor classes, 1 to 3 p.m., beginning Feb. 17, Riverside Artists Gallery; four Thursday sessions; old and new techniques using water media; taught by Lynda Rhodes; 376-0797.
Founders Day speaker to offer expert advice on health care debate, 7 p.m., Feb. 17, Marietta College, Dr. Marilyn Moon to speak.
The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society 19th annual River City Ohio Blues Competition, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18 and 19, at the Lafayette Hotel, Marietta: tickets are $5 for BJFMS members and $10 for non-members for the Friday night show, $10 for members and $15 for non-members for Saturday afternoon and $15 for members and $20 for non-members for the Saturday night performances; weekend passes are $25 for members and $40 for non-members; (304) 295-4323.
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.
The BLT'S (Belpre Library Teens) used book sale, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 26, at the library; proceeds will go toward family and community programming; to donate used books or for other information, (740) 423-8381.
The American Veterans Traveling Tribute and Wall, Feb. 21 to 23, Ohio University campus in the Baker University Center; free and open to the public; 10 a.m., opening ceremonies, Feb. 21; 7 p.m., Feb. 22, ceremony honoring local veterans; www.avtt.org/events/2011/athensOH.html for event specifics.
Keepsake booklets for the They Light Up Our Lives fundraiser available at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley and American Flags and Poles.
Annual tree sale, until March 25, Washington Soil and Water Conservation District; 21330 Ohio 676, Marietta; includes Conifers, flowering trees, deciduous trees, native shrubs, wildflower seeds, order forms; 373-4857.
The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce 96th annual dinner meeting, "Hope, Believe, Live the Dream", 5 p.m., social time; 6:30 p.m., dinner; March 7, Dyson-Baudo Recreation Center at Marietta College; keynote speaker, Tchicaya Missamou; tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight; reservations are open to the public; 373-5176 or firstname.lastname@example.org.