A number of activities are planned in the area to celebrate Valentine's Day:
Victorian Valentine Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon or 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, The Castle, 418 Fourth St., Marietta; $8.50 per person; all materials included; pre-registration required; 373-4180.
Valentine dinner and dance for autism, Saturday, Comfort Inn, Marietta; $25 per ticket; doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30, dancing from 7:30 to 10; 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 (304) 488-4859 or email@example.com.
Family and Friends Valentine fundraiser dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday, First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., Marietta; $8 for adults, $5 for children under 10; sponsored by Friends of the Organ for necessary repair of the church's 1906 historic Austin pipe organ; lasagna, desserts, macaroni-n-cheese for children; live musical entertainment; door prizes; 373-0741.
A Romantic Evening, 7 p.m. Saturday, Betsey Mills Club, 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.
Valentine steak fry, Saturday, dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m., dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., featuring Jinx; cover charge; American Legion Post 159, Williamstown; open to the public.
"Fill My Heart With Songs of Love," Parkersburg Choral Society's annual Valentine's Day concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, First Presbyterian Church, 1341 Juliana St., Parkersburg; free to the public, but donations will be accepted at the door.
Valentine's Day dinner and jazz band, 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, The Adelphia Music Hall at the Galley, Marietta; $75 for dinner and The Bob Thompson Unit band; tickets, www.thegalleymarietta.com/music-events/galley-events-music.html
Holiday Salon Concert Trillium Piano Trio, "Once More, With Feeling," 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, The Castle, 418 Fourth St., Marietta; to celebrate Valentine's Day; music of Mozart, Bach, Schumann and more; Victorian refreshments, conversations about composers and their music; $15 for adults, $10 for students; 373-4180, www.mariettacastle.org/