In the Know


  • The Portsmouth Public Library will be hosting Work it Like Warhol: Creating Pop Art on Thursday, October 15 at 3 p.m. Guests will be invited to turn an existing picture into a Warhol-esque painting using simple techniques. The Portsmouth Public Library is at 1220 Gallia Street, Portsmouth.
  • Haunted attraction Terror in the Trees 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.
  • The Ironton Haunted Tunnel will operate Fridays and Saturdays throughout October. The attraction will accept victims between 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Admission is $5.
  • The Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center is currently hosting two galleries, “Preserved: Barbara Vogel” and “The Space Between: The Work of Clara Crockett and Alan Crockett.” The museum is at 825 Gallia Street, Portsmouth. Reach someone at 740-354-5629 for more information.
  • 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 Shawnee State University Fine Arts Faculty Exhibit 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.
  • Shawnee State University’s Theatre Department will be performing selections from Neil Carpathios’s new book “Every River on Earth: Writing from Appalachian Ohio” on Friday, October 16 at 7 p.m. The show is free and will be held in the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts.
  • Party Connection will be having a wine tasting in honor of Paint it Pink on Friday, between the hours of 5 and 8 p.m. Music will be provided by local musician Casey Smith. Party Connection is at
  • The Portsmouth Area Children’s Theatre will be welcoming guests to catch their performances of “Shrek: The Musical, Jr!” on Friday, October 16 and Saturday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, October 18, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the McKinley Box Office by calling 740-351-3600. $10 children, $12 adults. Group rates available by calling or visiting the box office.
  • Shawnee State University will be hosting a Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sodexo Ballroom at the University Center. Vendors interested in setting up a table may contact Debbie Schwamberger at the Event and Conference Services Office at 740-351-3390. The deadline for registration is October 9 by 5 p.m.
  • The Paint it Pink Celebrity Softball Game will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Branch Rickey Stadium. Admission is free. The event will also include a breast cancer survivor ceremony and balloon release, interactive games between the five innings, and the participation of local vendors. Branch Rickey Park is at 25 Mary Ann Street, Portsmouth.
  • Shane Runion will be having a party at the Portsmouth Brewery to reveal his custom tour bus on Saturday, October 17 at 7 p.m. He will also be performing and releasing news on upcoming events. Tickets for the party are $5.50. Portsmouth Brewery is at 224 Second Street, Portsmouth.
  • New Boston Police Captain Steve Goins will be hosting a tailgating party as a fund raising event for his run as Sheriff this Saturday at 6 p.m. Admission will be $15. The party will feature many food options, games, live music, door prizes, auctions, freebies, and more. The large screens will be showcasing the OSU and Penn State game. The event will be held at the IBEW Local No. 575 on Offnere Street, Portsmouth.
  • A community jam session will be held Sunday, October 18 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.
  • Stan Workman will be holding An Hour of Sacred Song this Sunday, October 18 at 3 p.m. It will be held in the Second Presbyterian Church at 801 Waller Street.
  • The New Boston Library will be hosting their Teen Halloween Costume Dress-Up on Monday, October 19 at 6 p.m.
  • The Shawnee State University Soccer Game Pink Out will be held on the Shawnee turf on Wednesday, October 21 at 3 p.m.
  • The Portsmouth Area Ladies will be hosting the PALS Fall Dance on Friday, October 23 from 8-11 p.m. Music will be provided by Rick K. and the Allnighters. Admission is $20 and includes food and drinks. The event will be held in the SOMC Friends Center, 1202 18th Street, Portsmouth.
  • JAX Theatre will be hosting CLUE on the Haunted Hill Murder Mystery October 23 and October 24 at 7 p.m. Admission is $50.00 and dinner will be provided by the Scioto Ribber.
  • Marc Delgado will be performing at Haskins House on Saturday, October 24 at 3 p.m. Haskins House is a record and art shop in the historic Boneyfiddle area at 536 Second Street, Portsmouth.
  • Boneyfiddle will be celebrating its annual Falloween Saturday, October 24, with events going on all day. Kids and adult costume contests will be held at 1 p.m. at Ghosts in the Attic, 518 Second Street, Portsmouth. Trick or Treat will be held in various downtown business between the hours of 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Emergency service vehicles will be showcased for students between 1 and 6 p.m. on Court Street. The Portsmouth Public Library will be hosting an outdoor movie at 7:30 p.m. on the Market Street Square.

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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