Haunted house, 6 to 9 p.m., today, Training Tower behind the Bingo Hall, Belpre; presented by the Belpre Volunteer Fire Department; admission, canned food; (740) 423-9681.
Nelsonville Historic Arts District and Final Fridays on the Square Call For Zombies, 6 p.m., Friday, Nelsonville's Public Square; for all ages; Nelsonville Zombiewalk at 7:30 p.m. from the fountain; during Final Fridays, a monthly event featuring art openings, shopping, vendors, farmers market, and more from 6 to 10 p.m. on the last Friday of every month except December; (740) 753-1924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marietta Noon Lions Club's annual downtown Halloween Parade, lineup at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Marietta College parking lot, corner of Third and Butler streets; parade begins at noon, Third Street to Putnam Street, right onto Front Street and ending at the Halloween in the Park event at Muskingum Park; parade free and open to the public; prizes in three categories and best overall costume; children must participate in parade to gain entrance to Halloween in the Park for games, food and treats for the whole family; no pets permitted in the parade; politicians and political materials of any type, including shirts, signs, badges or promotional materials, are strictly forbidden.
23th annual Halloween "At The Park", Saturday, following the parade; candy tickets for ages one to 12 years will be distributed to parade participants; free food, treats, games, clowns; sponsored by Kiwanis, Marietta Civitan Club, Marietta Noon Lions, Marietta Noon Rotary, Marietta Morning Rotary, Pioneer Ladies Civitan and Zonta; local merchants, area businesses, private donors and volunteers.
Planetarium 'Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity' free community shows, 7 p.m., today; and 2 p.m., Sunday, Anderson Hancock Planetarium; live star talk about the current night sky; donations accepted; reservations, 376-4827 or email@example.com; without reservations admitted on a space-available basis.
Riverside Artists Gallery workshops and classes: Enameling Workshop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday: Glass Bead Making Workshop, 6:15 to 9:15, Nov. 2 and 9: After School Art for Kids, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30: Make a Native American Flute, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Nov. 12: Stained Glass Workshop, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Nov. 18 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 19; 376-0797 or www.riversideartistsgallery.com
Patriots Fall Festival, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Belpre Christian Academy, Ohio 7, north of Belpre, left on Lockhart Street, pass Calvary Community Church; craft show, vendors, silent auction, food, bounce house (weather permitting), hayrides, $1 admission; to rent a space call (740) 423-7063 or (740) 423-7741.
Williamstown High School Academic Boosters annual fall and winter craft show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, in the gym, cafeteria and halls of WHS; variety of homemade crafts from local artisans; lunch available including homemade noodles, hot dogs and sauce, nachos and cheese, snacks and drinks; major fund-raiser for the Academic Boosters.
Inspired Asia exhibit reception, through Nov. 5, Parkersburg Art Center; from the Richard Krause collection at Marietta College unveiled; also feature work by Andrew Lamoreaux and Bobby Rosenstock of the College's Art Department faculty.
Marietta College's Art Department Alumni Homecoming exhibit, regular gallery hours, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 1 to 10 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, through Nov. 20, Hermann Fine Arts Center Gallery, third floor; featuring work of Marietta College art and graphic design alumni; free and open to the public.
Marietta College's Men's Ensemble and Women's Choir annual Fall Choral Concert, 7:30 p.m., Friday, First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., Marietta; free and open to the public; works by mostly American and Chinese composers; singing about faith, love and remembrance.
Halloween square dance, 8 to 11 p.m., Saturday, St. Henry's Catholic Church, Harriettsville, 145 out of Lower Salem; judging at 8:30 p.m.; $3 adults, ages 10 and under free; family, food; 373-2882.
Halloween square dance, 8 to 11 p.m., Saturday, St. Joseph Hall, Burkhart, east of Caldwell; come dressed in costume, judging for oldest, youngest, most original, ugliest; open to the public; music by Deep Down Country.
Guided walking tours of Marietta's prehistoric Indian Mounds, summer and fall by appointment any afternoon; $15 for adults, $10 for kids 12 and under; www.hiddenmarietta.com or call (740) 629-1805.
Ghost Trek walking tours of historic and haunted downtown Marietta, through Halloween, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. $10 for adults, $7 for kids 12 and under; www.hiddenmarietta.com or (740) 629-1805.
Ghost tours at The Castle, 6:15 to 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, through October, The Castle, 418 Fourth St., Marietta; reservations requested; $8 for adults, $6 for children 12 and under; for ages eight and up; history tour, paranormal accounts, related eerie happenings, not a haunted fun-house; 373-4180.
Ohio River Museum & W.P. Snyder Jr. Steamboat, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Wednesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; closed Tuesday; 601 Front Street, Marietta; 373-3750.
Toy and Doll Museum, at 206 Gilman Ave., Marietta, open, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday until Nov. 1; $4 for adults, $2 for children, and $10 per immediate family; special arrangements can be made for other days for groups of 10 or more; 373-0349 or 373-2848.
Henry Fearing House Museum, 131 Gilman Ave., open Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 4 p.m., through October; home of Civil War Brigadier General Benjamin Dana Fearing; museum is owned by the Washington County Historical Society and is co-managed by Judy Hill, Gretchen Otto and Glen Wolfe; current exhibit "What We Wore Back In The Day" May through July, followed by "Toys From Yesteryear"; admission donation only, small charge for group tours; for more information, to make contributions, or arrange special weekday group tours, (740) 373-3226.
The Castle, 418 Fourth St., Marietta, open, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays; 1 to 4 p.m. weekends; adults, $6; senior citizens, $5.50; students, $2.50; special Civil War exhibit; 373-4180.
Campus Martius Museum, open 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.
Farmers Castle Museum Education Center, open for season, 509 Ridge St., Belpre; open 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, through October; other times by appointment; 423-7588, 423-7382, (740) 989-2764.
Matamoras Area Historical Society Museum, 200 Main St., New Matamoras; open 9 a.m. to noon Fridays, April through December, or by appointment, Robert Riggs, (740) 865-2472.
New Genealogical Library at the Daughters of the American Revolution House, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., most Fridays, DAR House, 507 Eighth St., Marietta; open to the public, no admission; specializing in application searches for membership in the National Society of DAR; call for appointment, 373-6684, www.mariettadar.com/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or library, 376-0198.