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  • The New Boston Library will be having a Tween Lego Group for kids ages 8-12 on Thursday, September 24 at 4 p.m. The New Boston Library is at 3850 Rhodes Avenue, New Boston.
  • The Wheelersburg Library will be having a Tween Indian Corn Craft for kids ages 8-12 on Thursday, September 24 at 4:30 p.m. The Wheelersburg Library is at 10745 Old Gallia Pike, Wheelersburg.
  • The Shawnee State University Theatre Department will showcase the comedy “Harvey” September 24 through 26 and October 1 through 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kahl Studio Theater at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts. General admission is $10 and $3 for students. Tickets and information are available at the McKinley Box Office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Someone may be contacted at 740-351-3600.The Vern Riffe Center for the Arts is at 940 Second Street, Portsmouth.
  • The Shawnee State University Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit will open Thursday, September 24 and will run until October 22. The gallery opening will be held Thursday from 6-10 p.m in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts Appleton Gallery. The Vern Riffe Center for the Arts is at 940 Second Street, Portsmouth.
  • Portsmouth Little Theatre will be opening its season with “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” on Friday, September 25, Saturday, September 26, Friday, October 2, and Saturday, October 3. The show will open curtain at 7:30 p.m. The show is rated R for strong language and content. PLT is at 1117 Lawson Street, Portsmouth.
  • Haunted attraction Terror in the Trees will open Friday, September 25 and will operate every Friday and Saturday from dusk until the final tickets are sold at 11:30 p.m. throughout October. Admission is $10.00. Last Ride Coffin Rides, hosted by Undertaker Entertainment, will be $5.00. A haunt/ ride combination ticket is available for $13. Terror in the Trees is at 444 Jacobs Cemetery Road, Lucasville.
  • Haunted attraction Jaycees Haunted House will open Friday, September 25 and will operate every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. throughout October. Admission is $8. Jaycees Haunted House is at 2033 Gallia Street, Portsmouth.
  • Boneyfiddle Final Friday will be held Friday, September 25 on Second Street in Portsmouth. The event will feature the talent of Rich Moon, Cat Cirner, Gary Andrews of the Dell, and Dennis Uldrich. The event is free to the public. Bring a chair and enjoy tri-state musical talent.
  • The Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center will be hosting an opening reception for two galleries: “Preserved: Barbara Vogel” and “The Space Between: The Work of Clara Crockett and Alan Crockett” from 3-6 p.m Saturday, September 26. Artists will be present and speaking. The event is free of charge, donations are appreciated. The museum is at 825 Gallia Street, Portsmouth. Reach someone at 740-354-5629 for more information.
  • A farmer’s market will be held on Saturday, September 26 at the Roy Rogers Esplanade at 9 a.m.
  • The Flatwoods Fall Festival will be Saturday, September 26 beginning at 8 a.m. with a pancake breakfast, then day long activities for the kids in the Flatwoods City Park, including games, train rides, emergency responders interactive exhibit, Civil War memorabilia, corn hole tournament, and entertainment. For more information, reach an official at 606-836-9661.
  • The Portsmouth Library will be hosting Lego Club Jr. for children ages 12 and under at 2 p.m. For more information, call 740-354-5562. The Portsmouth Library is at 1220 Gallia Street, Portsmouth.
  • A community jam session will be held Sunday, September 27 at 2 p.m. in the courtyard of Riverview Retirement Center. Locals are invited to come perform or listen to good music. The event is held at 500 2nd Street, Portsmouth. It will be held every Sunday in the Riverview Retirement Center.
  • The 1810 House will be open every Sunday between the hours of 2 to 4 p.m. from now until mid-December. Step back in Scioto County history to view the antiquities held within one of Portsmouth’s oldest structures at 1926 Waller Street. Parking is available for guests on the street. There is no admission, but donations insure the longevity of this piece of Portsmouth history and is much appreciated.
  • Theology on Tap will be held every Monday at Port City, starting at 6 p.m. The doors are open for conversationalists to enjoy discussion on open-minded philosophical topics and debates in the company of good people and high spirits. The event is in the front room of the pub, 424 Chillicothe Street, Portsmouth.
  • The South Webster Library will be showing Star Wars on Tuesday, September 29 at 5 p.m. The South Webster Library is at 496 Webster Street, South Webster.
  • The Main Street Portsmouth Coffee Network will be presenting on Social Media Platforms Wednesday, September 30 at 8:30 a.m. at Coffee a the Lofts, 842 Gay Street, Portsmouth.
  • The Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center will be hosting an event called Hop, Skip, and a Jump on Wednesday, September 30 from 5-6:30 p.m. The event is for children to enjoy the correlation of circus and puppetry. The event is $2 and limited seats are available. The museum is at 825 Gallia Street, Portsmouth. Reach someone at 740-354-5629 for more information.
  • The South Webster Library will be hosting Build it LEGO! on Thursday, October 1 at 4 p.m. The South Webster Library is at 496 Webster Street, South Webster.
  • The Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center will be horsing around on Thursday, October 1 from 9 a.m. to noon, as they allow guests to enter the Security Central Plaza to paint Grandma’s Prayer, a horse. Chairs are provided. Guests are asked to bring their favorite art supplies. The event is free of charge, donations are appreciated. The museum is at 825 Gallia Street, Portsmouth. Reach someone at 740-354-5629 for more information.
  • The Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center will hold a SmART Talk on Thursday, October 1 at 6 p.m. The museum will discuss the making of the native unearthed art of the Wertz Collection.
  • The Portsmouth Wind Symphony presents great music from the jazz idiom, from the dawn of jazz in New Orleans to the more modern sounds of today. Jazz Saxophonist Gary Billups will be featured, and will have some special surprises in store. Along with jazz vocalists Anne Stephens and Don Payne, we will cover everything from Louie, to Brubeck, to Sinatra. The concert will be held Sunday, October 4 at 3 p.m. Visit the McKiney Box Office or www.ticketmaster.com for tickets. The concert will be held at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts, which is at 940 Second Street, Portsmouth.
  • The Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center will welcome Stan Workman and Julio Alvez for a musical event entitled “Music for Tenor and Guitar” on Sunday, October 4 at 1:30 p.m. The duo will be performing in the Kricker Gallery. Admission is $6 and $4 for students.
  • The New Boston Library will be hosting Adult Horror Film Night on Monday, October 5 at 6 p.m. A full-length horror movie will be shown to adults only. For more information, call 456-4412. The New Boston Library is at 3850 Rhodes Avenue, New Boston.
  • Auditions will be held Oct 5-6 to cast parts for the upcoming JAX Theatre production of “A Christmas Carol: The Musical.” The open auditions will begin at 6 p.m. each evening at the JAX location in the Wheelersburg Cinema, on Ohio River Road. The production, set for Dec. 11, 12, 18, and 19, will have parts for ages 8 and up. Those trying out are expected to sing a song a capella, as well as read from the script. Rehearsals will begin Monday, Oct. 12. A parent or guardian must accompany each child to the first rehearsal and attend a parent meeting. For more information on the production or JAX Theatre, call 740-727-2178, or visit www.facebook.com/JAXTheatre. The email contact is [email protected] Volunteers, donors, and sponsors are always welcome.
  • Shawnee State University and Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association will be presenting the touring production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” on Sunday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available in the McKinley Box Office or online at www.ticketmaster.com. The Vern Riffe Center for the Arts is at 940 Second Street, Portsmouth.
  • The Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center will be hosting a presentation by artist Barbara Vogul on October 12 at 6 p.m. Vogul will be discussing and demonstrating her process of combining photography, paint, and encaustics.

To add events to the community entertainment calender, contact Joseph Pratt by email at [email protected] or by phone at 740-353-3101, ext. 1932.

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