Thursday, November 16, 2017

Gallia County Events November 17-26


                              

                                Events in Gallia County November 17-26

French Art Colony Fall Classes
Tuesday’s and Thursday’s (September 19 – December 14
)

Between 4:00pm – 8:00pm

French Art Colony
530 First Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-446-3834

Tuesday’s Classes:
Storytime Creation – ages 2 to 5 years old – 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Kids Art – ages 5 to 12 years old – 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Thursday’s Classes:
Pre-Ballet – ages 3 to 5 years old – 4:15pm to 5:00pm
Ballet – ages 5 to 12 years old – 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Jazz – ages 5 to 10 years old – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Theatre – ages 8 to 18 years old – 7:00pm – 8:00pm
For more information, please call the French Art Colony at 740-446-3834

Free Yoga Classes
Tuesday’s 10:00am & 6:00pm

Free; Ages 16+

Bossard Memorial Library
7 Spruce Street
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-446-7323

As a result of patron demand, the Library will be continuing our evening Yoga classes for the foreseeable future. Please note that due to numerous scheduling conflicts, the classes will now be offered on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM beginning November 7. NO Registration is required for the classes. If this will be your first time attending the evening class, please come a few minutes early to fill out contact information and sign an exercise waiver. The classes will be led by Logan Black, a Certified Yoga instructor. Logan will introduce the basics of Yoga practice and the myriad benefits yoga can bring to your life. You must be 16 years of age or older to attend the classes. Those ages 16-18 must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian on file before attending the classes. Please bring your own yoga mat or beach towel, and make sure to wear comfortable clothing.
Always check with your doctor before beginning any exercise program or routine.
Please check the library website calendar for cancellation dates. For more information, please call the library at 740-446-7323.

Christmas Holly Stained Glass Class
November 17

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Price:  $60
Ages:  12+

The Artisan Shoppe & Studio
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-853-2364

Start decorating for Christmas with this adorable Christmas holly piece!  All tools and materials are provided for this class. For more information or to register for a class, please visit www.theartisanshoppe.org

Young Bucks Youth Deer Hunt
November 17

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Gallia County Gun Club
Buck Ridge Rd (across from Abbyshire)
Gallipolis, OH 45631

The Gallia County Conservation Club is hosting its 1st annual Young Bucks Youth Deer Hunt. Registration will be on November 17th from 5-7pm at the Gallia County Gun Club. This hunt is for Youths 17 and under, with a valid hunting license and deer permit, and must be accompanied by a non-hunting adult. We will have a pre-hunt safety talk from Ohio Wildlife Officer Roy Rucker. There will be refreshments, raffle, games, slug shoot, prizes and more! This event is FREE of charge and open to all.

The Addams Family
November 17 – 18

Dinner at 5:30pm Show at 7:00pm

Gallia Academy High School
Centenary Road
Gallipolis, OH 45631

The students of Gallia Academy invite you to enjoy their production of “The Addams Family” on November 17 & 18. A spaghetti dinner will be available starting at 5:30pm in the cafeteria, while the show begins at 7:00pm.

Live Music at Colony Club
November 17

7:30pm
$3 Cover

Colony Club
418 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-208-5526

November Concert Series features Adam Cox from Ripley WV, Brent Patterson and more. Music starts at 7:30. Stop in early for dinner and drinks!

Buckeye Game Day Painting
November 18

TBD (possibly open all day to come and go)
Price: $15
Spots: Only 10 at a time
Ages: All ages (parent needs to be present with younger children)

The Artisan Shoppe & Studio
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-853-2364

Come join us at The Artisan Shoppe & Studio to paint your choice of Brutus or the Ohio State “O” logo on game day! We will provide an 8”x10” canvas board (and all other materials) with images pre-drawn for you to be able to use whatever colors you want to easily paint over. Please reserve your spots ahead of time stating your image preference so that we’ll have everything ready for you when you get here. For more information or to register for a class, please visit www.theartisanshoppe.org

Craft & Vendor Fair
November 18

9:00am – 3:00pm

New Life Lutheran Church
170 New Life Way
Gallipolis, OH 45631

The church is located behind Kyger Dental & McClure’s Restaurant. There will be several vendor set up, perfect opportunity to do some holiday shopping! The church will be having a chicken noodle lunch and various desserts for purchase as well.

Color Me Happy - Adult Coloring Class
November 18

10:00am

Bossard Memorial Library
7 Spruce Street
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-446-7323

Adults, please join other coloring enthusiasts for Bossard Library's Color Me Happy: Adult Coloring program. Enjoy conversation, soothing music, and light refreshments.
Coloring sheets and pencils/pens will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own supplies if you would like. This event is free and open to adults ages 18 and up. For more information, please call the library at 740-446-7323.

Christmas Holly Stained Glass Class
November 18

11:00am – 3:00pm
$60
Ages: 12+

The Artisan Shoppe & Studio
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-853-2364

Start decorating for Christmas with this adorable Christmas holly piece! All tools and materials are provided for this class. For more information or to register for a class, please visit www.theartisanshoppe.org

The Addams Family
November 17 – 18

Dinner at 5:30pm Show at 7:00pm

Gallia Academy High School
Centenary Road
Gallipolis, OH 45631

The students of Gallia Academy invite you to enjoy their production of “The Addams Family” on November 17 & 18. A spaghetti dinner will be available starting at 5:30pm in the cafeteria, while the show begins at 7:00pm.

Raised Around Rio Christmas Bazaar
November 19

12:00pm – 5:00pm

Rio Grande Fire Station
241 Lewis Avenue
Rio Grande, OH 45674

Get your Christmas shopping started! Homemade crafts, soaps, bath bombs, fudge, artisan bread, and so much more. Thanks for supporting local artisans!

Contemporary Voices
November 19

3:00pm

Berry Fine Arts Center at University of Rio Grande
North College Avenue
Rio Grande, OH 45674

The Masterworks Chorale will present a concert of Contemporary Voices. The concert will feature various contemporary choral techniques, including folk song, gospel music, Broadway, mixed meter, and minimalism. We hope you will join us to hear a great variety of contemporary choral music! The concert is free and open to the public.

Vinton Elementary Jr Beta Club Vendor Fair
November 21

4:00pm – 8:00pm

Vinton Elementary Gymnasium
123 Keystone Road
Vinton, OH

All proceeds will be used to benefit the club and all necessary yearly activities. Questions, please call Jenny Tenney or Ashley Davies at 740-388-8261

The Santa Experience Gallery Exhibition
November 22 – December 22

FREE

French Art Colony
530 First Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-446-3834

This gallery will brighten everyone’s holiday spirit! A gallery for people of all ages to enjoy. The Gallery is open to the public, free of charge. The hours are Tuesday – Friday 9:00am – 4:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 3:00pm and Closed Sunday and Monday. For more information, please call the French Art Colony at 740-446-3834.

Gallipolis In Lights Park Lighting
November 22

Activities at 5:30pm
Lighting at 7:00pm

Gallipolis City Park
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Please join us at the 2017, 5th Annual, Gallipolis in Lights Park Lighting! Entertainment begins at 5:30 PM with the Gallipolis Twirling Angels, followed by live Christmas music on the stage! We will serve hot chocolate and cookies to keep you warm!! The actual lighting ceremony will be held at the Bandstand, at 7:00 PM. This year will be extra special and you won't want to miss it!! To mark our 5th amazing year, Holzer will be sponsoring an exciting, HUGE surprise for our community, but you have to be there to SEE it! What a wonderful way to kick off the holidays and welcome the spirit of Christmas! Bring your family and friends to experience, firsthand, the flipping of the switch and watch as the beautiful lighting displays come alive before your very eyes! Let's bring back the Gallia County community pride!! Hope to see you there!!
*Tractor and Wagon Ride is sponsored by Evans Wealth Management. Clients and friends of the firm can ride from 6:00pm-7:00pm with general public rides from 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Brush & Bottle
November 24

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Ages: 18+
Prices: 18"x24" sized canvas is $40
11"x14" sized canvas is $20

The Artisan Shoppe & Studio
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-853-2364

At Brush & Bottle, you may bring your own wine, alcohol, or whatever beverage of your choice and get to learn how to paint different images from professional artist, Valerie G. Thomas.  Brush & Bottle is a monthly event in Gallipolis at The Artisan Studio and you must pay ahead of time to reserve your spot.  Art supplies will be provided, but alcoholic beverages will not.  Each class is about two hours and there are 10 spots available. For more information or to register for the class, please visit www.theartisanshoppe.org

Small Business Saturday
November 25


Please support our local small businesses by doing some Christmas shopping this day! Our town would not be the same without these small businesses!
River City Leather – Gift Card Drawing.
How to enter: 1 ticket when you make a purchase, 1 ticket per $100 spent. DRAWING: 2 tickets will be drawn at random at 3:00pm Winners can pick up Gift Cards anytime starting Monday, November 27.
The Rogue Crusade
Located at 61 A Court Street will be open all day long for anybody questing for Christmas & Holiday loot! Also, Swords Photography will be doing pictures with Steampunk Santa at The Rogue Crusade from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. The Rogue Crusade will be open from 10:00am – 9:00pm.
Beauty Bar is hosting a "Stop and Shop" event!
We will have our Christmas hair care sets available for purchase along with gift cards and spray tanning packages. There will also be shopping displays from: - The Potted Edge - Stevie Clothing - Paparazzi Jewelry – Scentsy! We hope to see you this holiday shopping season!
Vendor Fair inside Courtside Bar & Grill
Local vendors will be inside Courtside selling their items from 12:00pm – 5:00pm. Door Prizes will also be available
Small Business Saturday Vendor Event
This event will be held at the Gallia County Senior Resource Center from 10:00am – 2:00pm. The center is located at 1165 State Route 160, Gallipolis. There will be 15-20 local vendors set up selling their products. Homemade crafts, Children’s Books, Secentsy, Bath & Body products, Thirty-One, LulaRoe, different types of jewelry and so much more! For more information, please contact Ashley Delaney at 740-418-2358 or email lularoeashdelaney@gmail.com.-
*List will be updated as new info is available*

Introduction to Knitting
November 25th, December 2nd

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Deadline to Sign Up: November 22nd
Price: $25
Ages: 14+

The Artisan Shoppe & Studio
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-853-2364

When you sign up, you are signing up to attend both classes. This class is for anyone who wants to learn basic knitting skills.  You will learn how to knit, purl, cast on, and bind off.  This class includes instruction, a ball of yarn, knitting needles, and a yarn needle that you will get to take home with you. Please pay ahead of time to reserve your spot for this class.  You can either pay in person at The Artisan Shoppe & Studio, on our website, or you can request an invoice to be paid through your email.  NO REFUNDS! For more information, please visit the website at www.theartisanshoppe.org
 

Gallia County Convention & Visitors Bureau
441 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, OH 45631

(800) 765-6482

www.visitgallia.com


 *All events are from submitted forms, copied from Facebook events or event/location's website*
**Events are subject to change. Please call and plan ahead**

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

2017 Gallipolis Christmas Parade Set









The Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau has begun taking registrations for the Annual Gallipolis Christmas Parade which will take place on Saturday, December 2nd at 1:00 pm.  The theme this year is “The Night Before Christmas.”



Registration forms can be picked up at the Gallia County CVB, 441 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am-5:00 pm or registration can be done online at www.visitgallia.com. To request a form, call 740-446-6882 or email info@visitgallia.com. The deadline to submit a registration form is Friday, November 17, 2017.  Due to time constraints, entries will not be accepted after this date. There is no cost to participate.



“We hope that everyone enjoys this year’s parade. There are a lot of holiday events and activities scheduled throughout the month of December in Gallipolis and Gallia County for locals and guests alike to enjoy” stated Amanda Crouse, Executive Director of the Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau.


The 2017 Christmas Parade Marshal is the Downtown Revitalization Project. To learn more about DRP click here.

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Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2017 Gallipolis in Lights Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in the Gallipolis City Park. The festivities begin at 5:30 pm and the actual lighting will be at 7:00 pm. There will be entertainment along with hot chocolate and cookies to keep you warm!! 


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For a complete list of things to do and see, visit our website at www.VisitGallia.com or contact the GCCVB at 740-446-6882.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Gallia County Events Oct 6th - Oct 15th




2017 Gallipolis Christmas Parade REGISTRATION

Now – November 17

Parade will be December 2 at 1:00pm



Downtown Gallipolis

Second Avenue

Gallipolis, OH 45631



Mark your calendars! You don’t want to miss this parade! Participants will line up and lead the parade down Second Avenue to the beautiful City Park. Citizens will line the streets to see the area Royalty, Fire Departments, Churches, organizations, groups, High School Bands, and of course SANTA. For more information or to register to participate in the parade, please visit www.visitgallia.com or call 740-446-6882



Gallia County Weekend Trader

October 6 (full weekend October 6-8)

9:00am – 6:00pm



2372 Jackson Pike

Bidwell, OH 45614



Free admission and parking. Vendors-We have both indoor and outdoor. Indoor we have 1 table and two table spots as well as 10x10 floor space spots. Outdoor we have one day vending, 12x20, 14x17, and 10x30 Spots. We have canopy and table rentals available. We have over 200 lots in total available. Camping spots are available with room for set up. Come by and check us out! To book a vendors spot, please call or text 304-638-7599.



FIRST FRIDAY

October 6

6:00pm – 9:00pm



Downtown Gallipolis

Second Avenue from Court Street to Locust Street

Gallipolis, OH 45631



This will be the final First Friday of the 2017 season. Look for the businesses with the lights outside. Some have music, giveaways, food, specials, and so much more! Fun for the whole family!



Gallia County Weekend Trader

October 7 (full weekend October 6-8)

9:00am – 6:00pm



2372 Jackson Pike

Bidwell, OH 45614



Free admission and parking. Vendors-We have both indoor and outdoor. Indoor we have 1 table and two table spots as well as 10x10 floor space spots. Outdoor we have one day vending, 12x20, 14x17, and 10x30 Spots. We have canopy and table rentals available. We have over 200 lots in total available. Camping spots are available with room for set up. Come by and check us out! To book a vendors spot, please call or text 304-638-7599.



French 500 Swap Meet & Car Show

October 7

9:00am – 5:00pm



Gallia County Fairgrounds

189 Jackson Pike

Gallipolis, OH 45631



General Admission is $5, Kids 12 & under FREE. Vendors-$10 set up fee.

Buy-Sell-Trade Auto-Motorcycles-Boat-RV-ATV & More

Car Show: Trophies for Top 25 - $10 entry fee. Car Show starts at 12:00pm. Registration from 9:00am-11:00am.

Burn Out competition starts at 3:30pm, entry fee $5

Door Prizes every Half Hour! Camping Available! Live Music! Concession Stands! 50/50 Drawing (must be present to win)

Sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts and Graham’s Towing & Auto Repair

For more information: Vendor & Camping Call Travis Fisher at 740-645-6635

Car Show: Call Brad Watson at 740-645-2680



Jack-o-Lantern Stained Glass Class

October 7

11:00am – 3:00pm

Price: $60

Ages: 12+



Artisan Shoppe & Studio

300 Second Avenue

Gallipolis, OH 45631

740-853-2364



Start decorating for Halloween with this adorable jack-o-lantern! All tools and materials are provided for this class. For more information or to register for a class, visit www.theartisanshoppe.org



Hunter Education Class

October 7 from 12:00pm-5:00pm

October 8 from 1:00pm-6:00pm

FREE



Gallia County Gun Club

Buck Ridge Road (across from Abbyshire)

Bidwell, OH 45614



The Gallia County Conservation Club is holding a Hunter Education Class on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 12-5pm and Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 1-6pm at the Gallia County Gun Club. This class is for Ohio residents and any non-residents. Youth 10 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult. Both days required for certification. Refreshments will be provided both days and everything is FREE of charge. You may register online at the ODNR website or arrive 15 minutes early on Saturday to get registered



Hannan Trace Fall Carnival

October 7

Doors open at 4:00pm



Hannan Trace Elementary

9345 State Route 218

Crown City, OH 45623



Fun and games for the whole family. Auction starts at 6:00pm.



Gallipolis Fall Festival

October 7

 4:00pm – 8:00pm



Gallipolis City Park

300 Second Avenue

Gallipolis, OH 45631



The Artisan Shoppe & Studio is starting a new Fall Festival fundraiser in the Gallipolis City Park. If we get a good response, we would love to have this event every year.
These are the activities we are hoping to have at this first Fall Festival!
- Scarecrows provided by individuals and businesses to line the sidewalks (similar to the Gallipolis In Lights Christmas trees)
- Costume contests (people and animals)
- Haunted house walk through sponsored by local groups/businesses
- Pie baking contest
- Pie eating contest
- Pumpkin carving
- Pumpkin painting
- Farmers Market vendors
- Trunk or treat
- Professional festival pictures by Swords Photography
Please contact us if you'd like to be involved or help! More details coming soon



Gallia County Weekend Trader

October 8 (full weekend October 6-8)

9:00am – 6:00pm



2372 Jackson Pike

Bidwell, OH 45614



Free admission and parking. Vendors-We have both indoor and outdoor. Indoor we have 1 table and two table spots as well as 10x10 floor space spots. Outdoor we have one day vending, 12x20, 14x17, and 10x30 Spots. We have canopy and table rentals available. We have over 200 lots in total available. Camping spots are available with room for set up. Come by and check us out! To book a vendors spot, please call or text 304-638-7599.



Comedy Night at Rio

October 9

8:00pm



The Berry Fine Arts Auditorium

University of Rio Grande

Rio Grande, OH 45674



Join Lori Graves as she headlines a night of funny at The Berry Fine Arts Auditorium that includes; Featured performer Karen Goldman Jaffe, Andy Frampton, Amber Falter, Carlin Hagerty.



Young Living Essential Oils 101

October 10

5:00pm – 7:00pm

FREE

Ages: All ages but adult must be present if you are under 18 years old



The Artisan Shoppe & Studio

300 Second Avenue

Gallipolis, OH 45631



Walk-ins are welcome or you can RSVP for free on our website. Do you want to learn how to kick toxic chemicals out of your home? I'll walk you through the basics of essential oils step-by-step and give easy, simple, and affordable tactics that anyone can benefit from using the best essential oils on the planet. Gear up for a fast-paced, ground-up class on everything oils! It is time to kick the chemicals in your home to the curb and embrace a life of vibrant wellness! For more information about the class, or to register, please visit the website at www.theartisanshoppe.org



Savvy Minerals Makeup Class

October 10

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Price: $5

Spots: 8

Ages: 12+ (under 18 must have an adult present)

Minimum signed up to have class: 4



The Artisan Shoppe & Studio

300 Second Avenue

Gallipolis, OH 45631



Women shouldn’t have to compromise their well-being for beauty. We are excited to share the new Savvy Minerals Makeup line by Young Living! It is a game changer as it empowers women of all ages to look their most beautiful without the risk of harmful chemicals. Join us October 10th, 7:00- 9:00 pm to experience a makeover yourself! Note: mascara is expected to be released this summer, but is not available at this time. Students may want to bring their own mascara to finish the look. This class is limited to 12 seats, $5.00 each. Ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Four student Minimum. Any questions? Contact Lori Cody: Text 740-645-5152, call 740-379-9116, or email lori.scentsabiltiy@gmail.com.



Wilton Royal Icing Cake Decorating
Dates: October 12th, 19th
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Ages: 13+
Price: $40 (if you have a kit) $60 (if you need a kit)



The Artisan Shoppe & Studio

300 Second Avenue

Gallipolis, OH 45631

740-853-2364

This class/price is for all four dates. Learn how to create professional - looking flowers and designs made from royal icing. We will cover making roses and rose buds, pansies, violets, basketweave, and Cornelli lace. Also, we will work with brush embroidery. Piping royal icing appliques and decorative borders are also included in class. For more information or to register for the classes, please visit www.theartisanshoppe.org



Green Elementary Fall Carnival

October 12

5:00pm



Green Elementary

113 Centenary Church Road

Gallipolis, OH 45631



Doors open at 5:00pm. Fun and games from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Auction begins at 7:00pm



French 500 Flea Market

October 13 (full weekend of October 13-15)

9:00am – 5:00pm



Gallia County Fairgrounds

189 Jackson Pike

Gallipolis, OH 45631



Free Admission and parking. They offer vendor booths inside and outside. Something for everyone from antiques, to crafts, collectibles, seasonal décor and so much more.



47th Annual Bob Evans Farm Festival

October 13 (full weekend of October 13-15)

9:00am – 5:00pm

$5 Admission; Children 5 and under Free



Bob Evans Farm

10854 State Route 588

Rio Grande, OH 45674



Join us in Rio Grande, Ohio, for the 47th annual Bob Evans Farm Festival! The Farm Festival offers a wide range of entertainment, one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts, farm contests, delicious local food, children’s activities, demonstrations and musical performances. In addition to the original Bob Evans Restaurant and food tent on site, the Bob Evans Farm Festival offers traditional fare including bean soup and corn bread, kettle corn, pies, apple dumplings, ice cream and Ohio-made cheeses and trail bologna, as well as other treats. Vendors include both concession and food items for sale. The Bob Evans Farm Festival truly is a family affair with crafts, demonstrations and activities that are fun for guests of all ages. Enjoy performances from lumberjacks and chainsaw carvers, meet furry friends from the Columbus Zoo, and farm demonstrations including herding by Alan Miller's Border Collies and cow milking with the Laurel Valley Creamery. Join us in the Kids' Farmyard Fun area for face painting, a hay bale maze, game tent, kiddie train rides, corn pile and more!. Those looking to compete can test their strength at the Pedal Tractor Pull or various contests throughout the festival. ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Friday

11:30a.m. - Mad River Railroad

1:30p.m. - The Rarely Herd

3:30p.m. - Flatt Lonesome



For more information about the scheduled events, please contact the farm office at 1-800-994-3276 or visit www.bobevans.com



Gallia County Weekend Trader

October 13 (full weekend of October 13-15)

9:00am – 6:00pm



2372 Jackson Pike

Bidwell, OH 45614



Free admission and parking. Vendors-We have both indoor and outdoor. Indoor we have 1 table and two table spots as well as 10x10 floor space spots. Outdoor we have one day vending, 12x20, 14x17, and 10x30 Spots. We have canopy and table rentals available. We have over 200 lots in total available. Camping spots are available with room for set up. Come by and check us out! To book a vendors spot, please call or text 304-638-7599.



Monster and a Movie – presented by Gallipolis Jr Woman’s Club

October 13

First movie at 6:30pm



Gallipolis City Park

300 Second Avenue

Gallipolis, OH 45631



Come for a night of fun and movies in the park. Charlie Brown and the Great Pumpkin will start at 6:30pm followed by Hocus Pocus at 7:00pm. Popcorn is provided. Bring your blankets or chairs!! Open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Children are encouraged to wear their costumes!! FREE ADMISSION!



Squire Parsons Gospel presented by JOY 990AM

October 13

7:00 p.m.

FREE – No tickets necessary



Ariel Opera House

426 Second Avenue

Gallipolis, OH 45631



JOY 990 AM Radio is pleased to present gospel artist Squire Parsons. Squire Parsons, a native of West Virginia was raised in a Christian home and was introduced to gospel music by his parents. His father, Squire Parsons, Sr., was a choir director in their home church and taught shaped note gospel music. Squire has served as interim music director, church soloist, elementary school music teacher, high school band director and in 1975 he became the baritone singer for the Kingsmen Quartet. In 1979 Squire went into solo ministry. Joy 990 Since 1978, Squire Parsons has been nominated by the SINGING NEWS’ fans for “Favorite Baritone”, “Favorite Gospel Songwriter” and “Favorite Gospel Singer”. He was named “Favorite Baritone” in 1986 and 1987. In 1986, 1992, 1993, 1994, and 1995 – “Favorite Gospel Songwriter”. In 1988 he was named “Favorite Southern Gospel Male Singer”. A love offering will be accepted.



French 500 Flea Market

October 14 (Full weekend of October 13-15)

9:00am – 5:00pm



Gallia County Fairgrounds

189 Jackson Pike

Gallipolis, OH 45631



Free Admission and parking. They offer vendor booths inside and outside. Something for everyone from antiques, to crafts, collectibles, seasonal décor and so much more.



47th Annual Bob Evans Farm Festival

October 14 (full weekend of October 13-15)

9:00am – 5:00pm

$5 Admission; Children 5 and under Free



Bob Evans Farm

10854 State Route 588

Rio Grande, OH 45674



Join us in Rio Grande, Ohio, for the 47th annual Bob Evans Farm Festival! The Farm Festival offers a wide range of entertainment, one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts, farm contests, delicious local food, children’s activities, demonstrations and musical performances. In addition to the original Bob Evans Restaurant and food tent on site, the Bob Evans Farm Festival offers traditional fare including bean soup and corn bread, kettle corn, pies, apple dumplings, ice cream and Ohio-made cheeses and trail bologna, as well as other treats. Vendors include both concession and food items for sale. The Bob Evans Farm Festival truly is a family affair with crafts, demonstrations and activities that are fun for guests of all ages. Enjoy performances from lumberjacks and chainsaw carvers, meet furry friends from the Columbus Zoo, and farm demonstrations including herding by Alan Miller's Border Collies and cow milking with the Laurel Valley Creamery. Join us in the Kids' Farmyard Fun area for face painting, a hay bale maze, game tent, kiddie train rides, corn pile and more!. Those looking to compete can test their strength at the Pedal Tractor Pull or various contests throughout the festival. ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

Saturday

11:30 a.m. - Julie Reeves Band

1:30 p.m. - The Joseph Sisters

3:30 p.m. - McGuffey Lane





For more information about the scheduled events, please contact the farm office at 1-800-994-3276 or visit www.bobevans.com



Gallia County Weekend Trader

October 14 (full weekend on October 13-15)

9:00am – 6:00pm



2372 Jackson Pike

Bidwell, OH 45614



Free admission and parking. Vendors-We have both indoor and outdoor. Indoor we have 1 table and two table spots as well as 10x10 floor space spots. Outdoor we have one day vending, 12x20, 14x17, and 10x30 Spots. We have canopy and table rentals available. We have over 200 lots in total available. Camping spots are available with room for set up. Come by and check us out! To book a vendors spot, please call or text 304-638-7599.



Color Me Happy: Adult Coloring Class

October 14

10:00am


Bossard Memorial Library

7 Spruce Street

Gallipolis, OH 45631

740-446-7323



Adults, please join other coloring enthusiasts for Bossard Library's Color Me Happy: Adult Coloring program. Enjoy genial conversation, soothing music, and light refreshments. Coloring sheets and pencils/pens will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own supplies if you would like. This event is free and open to adults ages 18 and up.

  

River Valley Middle School Fall Festival

October 14

5:00pm



River Valley Middle School

8785 State Route 160

Bidwell, OH 45614



Dinner will be from 5:00pm – 7:00pm with BINGO from 6:00pm – 7:00pm. The Auction will begin at 7:00pm.



Rockets Over Rio

October 14

9:30pm



Rio Grande, OH

Rio Grande University Campus/Bob Evans Farm



Come out and see one of the best firework displays known to man! This display is put funded by donations from community members!



French 500 Flea Market

October 15 (full weekend of October 13-15)

9:00am – 5:00pm



Gallia County Fairgrounds

189 Jackson Pike

Gallipolis, OH 45631



Free Admission and parking. They offer vendor booths inside and outside. Something for everyone from antiques, to crafts, collectibles, seasonal décor and so much more.



 47th Annual Bob Evans Farm Festival

October 15 (Full weekend of October 13-15)

9:00am – 5:00pm

$5 Admission; Children 5 and under Free



Bob Evans Farm

10854 State Route 588

Rio Grande, OH 45674



Join us in Rio Grande, Ohio, for the 47th annual Bob Evans Farm Festival! The Farm Festival offers a wide range of entertainment, one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts, farm contests, delicious local food, children’s activities, demonstrations and musical performances. In addition to the original Bob Evans Restaurant and food tent on site, the Bob Evans Farm Festival offers traditional fare including bean soup and corn bread, kettle corn, pies, apple dumplings, ice cream and Ohio-made cheeses and trail bologna, as well as other treats. Vendors include both concession and food items for sale. The Bob Evans Farm Festival truly is a family affair with crafts, demonstrations and activities that are fun for guests of all ages. Enjoy performances from lumberjacks and chainsaw carvers, meet furry friends from the Columbus Zoo, and farm demonstrations including herding by Alan Miller's Border Collies and cow milking with the Laurel Valley Creamery. Join us in the Kids' Farmyard Fun area for face painting, a hay bale maze, game tent, kiddie train rides, corn pile and more!. Those looking to compete can test their strength at the Pedal Tractor Pull or various contests throughout the festival. ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE
Sunday 

9:15 a.m.  - Congregational Singing Led by Aaron & Clark Walker

10:00 a.m. - Worship Service Message by Bob Powell

12:30 p.m. - Johnny Staats & the Delivery Boys

2:00 p.m. - The Church Sisters

3:30 p.m. - Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out



For more information about the scheduled events, please contact the farm office at 1-800-994-3276 or visit www.bobevans.com



Gallia County Weekend Trader

October 15 (full weekend of October 13-15)

9:00am – 6:00pm



2372 Jackson Pike

Bidwell, OH 45614



Free admission and parking. Vendors-We have both indoor and outdoor. Indoor we have 1 table and two table spots as well as 10x10 floor space spots. Outdoor we have one day vending, 12x20, 14x17, and 10x30 Spots. We have canopy and table rentals available. We have over 200 lots in total available. Camping spots are available with room for set up. Come by and check us out! To book a vendors spot, please call or text 304-638-7599.


Friday, September 29, 2017

Events in Gallia County September 29 - October 8




**Events are subject to change. Please call and plan ahead**

French Art Colony Fall Classes
Tuesday’s and Thursday’s
Between 4:00pm – 8:00pm

French Art Colony
530 First Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-446-3834

Tuesday’s Classes:
Storytime Creation – ages 2 to 5 years old – 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Kids Art – ages 5 to 12 years old – 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Thursday’s Classes:
Pre-Ballet – ages 3 to 5 years old – 4:15pm to 5:00pm
Ballet – ages 5 to 12 years old – 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Jazz – ages 5 to 10 years old – 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Theatre – ages 8 to 18 years old – 7:00pm – 8:00pm
For more information, please call the French Art Colony at 740-446-3834

Country Night at Colony Club
September 29
7:30pm

Colony Club
418 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Stop by the Colony Club for Country Night! Featuring Chuck Perry, Dillon Wade Jarrell and Nick Clagg. Enjoy a great evening with dinner and music.

Bat Stained Glass Class
September 30
11:00am
$60
Ages 12+

The Artisan Shoppe & Studio
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-853-2364

Start decorating for Halloween with this adorable stained glass bat! All tools and materials are provided. For more information or to register for a class, please visit www.theartisanshoppe.org

Wildcat Blingo Night
September 30
Doors open at 5:00pm
Games at 6:00pm

Hannan Trace Elementary
9345 State Route 218
Crown City, OH 45623

$20-20 games. 2 special games, concessions, pick your own prizes! All prizes valued $30 or more! This bingo will benefit Hannan Trace 4th/5th grade BETA Club.

Thirty One Bingo, Spaghetti Dinner, and Vendor Fair
October 1
Vendor Fair begins at 1:00pm
Bingo begins at 2:00pm

River Valley High School
8779 State Route 160
Bidwell, OH 45614

$20-20 games with 3 special games. Door prizes. Vendors including: Paparazzi Jewelry, Queen’s Designs, Momma Ducks Creations, Thirty One, Scentsy, Avon, LulaRoe, LipSense, Mary Kay and so much more. This event is to benefit the family of Bridget Murphy/Cline for burial and monument expenses.

Wilton Royal Icing Cake Decorating
Dates: September 28th, October 5th, 12th, 19th
5:00pm – 6:00pm
Ages: 13+
Price: $40 (if you have a kit) $60 (if you need a kit)

The Artisan Shoppe & Studio
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-853-2364

This class/price is for all four dates. Learn how to create professional - looking flowers and designs made from royal icing. We will cover making roses and rose buds, pansies, violets, basketweave, and Cornelli lace. Also, we will work with brush embroidery. Piping royal icing appliques and decorative borders are also included in class. For more information or to register for the classes, please visit www.theartisanshoppe.org

Washington Elementary Fall Carnival
October 5
Games 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Auction at 6:30pm

Washington Elementary
Fourth Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Fun and games for the whole family! Great auction items to bid on!

Gallia County Weekend Trader
October 6 (full weekend October 6-8)
9:00am – 6:00pm

2372 Jackson Pike
Bidwell, OH 45614

Free admission and parking. Vendors-We have both indoor and outdoor. Indoor we have 1 table and two table spots as well as 10x10 floor space spots. Outdoor we have one day vending, 12x20, 14x17, and 10x30 Spots. We have canopy and table rentals available. We have over 200 lots in total available. Camping spots are available with room for set up. Come by and check us out! To book a vendors spot, please call or text 304-638-7599.

FIRST FRIDAY
October 6
6:00pm – 9:00pm

Downtown Gallipolis
Second Avenue from Court Street to Locust Street
Gallipolis, OH 45631

This will be the final First Friday of the 2017 season. Look for the businesses with the lights outside. Some have music, giveaways, food, specials, and so much more! Fun for the whole family!

Gallia County Weekend Trader
October 7 (full weekend October 6-8)
9:00am – 6:00pm

2372 Jackson Pike
Bidwell, OH 45614

Free admission and parking. Vendors-We have both indoor and outdoor. Indoor we have 1 table and two table spots as well as 10x10 floor space spots. Outdoor we have one day vending, 12x20, 14x17, and 10x30 Spots. We have canopy and table rentals available. We have over 200 lots in total available. Camping spots are available with room for set up. Come by and check us out! To book a vendors spot, please call or text 304-638-7599.

French 500 Swap Meet & Car Show
October 7
9:00am – 5:00pm

Gallia County Fairgrounds
189 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH 45631

General Admission is $5, Kids 12 & under FREE. Vendors-$10 set up fee.
Buy-Sell-Trade Auto-Motorcycles-Boat-RV-ATV & More
Car Show: Trophies for Top 25 - $10 entry fee. Car Show starts at 12:00pm. Registration from 9:00am-11:00am.
Burn Out competition starts at 3:30pm, entry fee $5
Door Prizes every Half Hour! Camping Available! Live Music! Concession Stands! 50/50 Drawing (must be present to win)
Sponsored by NAPA Auto Parts and Graham’s Towing & Auto Repair
For more information: Vendor & Camping Call Travis Fisher at 740-645-6635
Car Show: Call Brad Watson at 740-645-2680

Jack-O-Lantern Stained Glass Class
October 7
11:00am – 3:00pm
Price: $60
Ages: 12+

Artisan Shoppe & Studio
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-853-2364

Start decorating for Halloween with this adorable jack-o-lantern! All tools and materials are provided for this class. For more information or to register for a class, visit www.theartisanshoppe.org

Hunter Education Class
October 7 from 12:00pm-5:00pm
October 8 from 1:00pm-6:00pm
FREE

Gallia County Gun Club
Buck Ridge Road (across from Abbyshire)
Bidwell, OH 45614

The Gallia County Conservation Club is holding a Hunter Education Class on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 12-5pm and Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 1-6pm at the Gallia County Gun Club. This class is for Ohio residents and any non-residents. Youth 10 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult. Both days required for certification. Refreshments will be provided both days and everything is FREE of charge. You may register online at the ODNR website or arrive 15 minutes early on Saturday to get registered

Hannan Trace Fall Carnival
October 7
Doors open at 4:00pm

Hannan Trace Elementary
9345 State Route 218
Crown City, OH 45623

Fun and games for the whole family. Auction starts at 6:00pm.

Fall Festival
October 7
 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Gallipolis City Park
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631

The Artisan Shoppe & Studio is starting a new Fall Festival fundraiser in the Gallipolis City Park. If we get a good response, we would love to have this event every year.
These are the activities we are hoping to have at this first Fall Festival!
- Scarecrows provided by individuals and businesses to line the sidewalks (similar to the Gallipolis In Lights Christmas trees)
- Costume contests (people and animals)
- Haunted house walk through sponsored by local groups/businesses
- Pie baking contest
- Pie eating contest
- Pumpkin carving
- Pumpkin painting
- Farmers Market vendors
- Trunk or treat
- Professional festival pictures by Swords Photography
Please contact us if you'd like to be involved or help! More details coming soon

Gallia County Weekend Trader

October 8 (full weekend October 6-8)
9:00am – 6:00pm

2372 Jackson Pike
Bidwell, OH 45614

Free admission and parking. Vendors-We have both indoor and outdoor. Indoor we have 1 table and two table spots as well as 10x10 floor space spots. Outdoor we have one day vending, 12x20, 14x17, and 10x30 Spots. We have canopy and table rentals available. We have over 200 lots in total available. Camping spots are available with room for set up. Come by and check us out! To book a vendors spot, please call or text 304-638-7599.

 

Gallia County Convention & Visitors Bureau
441 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
(740) 446-6882
(800) 765-6482

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

First Day of Fall in Gallia County




Can you smell it? That crisp fall air? Fall has returned to Gallia County and there is always so much to jump into during this time of the year from the Bob Evans Farm Festival in October to grabbing some pumpkin frozen yogurt at Sprinkle & Pop. Don't miss your chance to visitgallia this fall!



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The Home Place Mercantile: The 2017 Reader's Choice winner for Best Antiques in the Tri-County area. This shop smells like fall and whether you are looking for fine antiques, hand crafted décor, or vintage collectibles, you will certainly find something to top off your fall decorations! Click here to learn more about the Home Place!





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Boardroom46: Looking for a fun activity for the family or a girls night out? Book your painting session at Boardroom46 and create a one-of-a-kind sign. Be sure to check out their fall options, click here for more details!





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Shake Shoppe: Apple Cider Slushies' are a local favorite that go perfectly with your lunch or dinner at this tasty restaurant in downtown Gallipolis! Click here!












Gallipolis City Park: Grab a downtown walking guide at the GCCVB or at one of our brochure boxes located in the park. Follow the guide to take a stroll and learn about the history of Gallipolis and the meaning of the many monuments in the park.
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Sprinkle & Pop: Browsing downtown Gallipolis is made complete by creating your perfect sweet treat at Sprinkle & Pop. Coffee, cheesecake, frozen yogurt, gourmet popcorn and more!


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Willow Wood Antique & Craft Mall: With a large variety of antiques, collectibles, home décor, hand crafted items, furniture and much much more, you'll be sure to find that perfect fall piece! Click here to view their website!

Raccoon Creek County Park: Prefer an autumn hike? Three trails to choose from, fitness trail, natural gorge trail, deer hollow trail. Enjoy the fall foliage!

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Twinkleberries Coffee and Bake Shoppe: Pumpkin Spice! Find tasty fall inspired treats here! Try the pies, drinks and more!

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French 500 Flea Market: Snack on kettle corn as you search for hidden treasures at French 500 Flea Market located at the Gallia County Fairgrounds. There is something for everyone.
Admission is free.
Upcoming Fall Events!

*New* Gallipolis Fall Festival: Visit the Gallipolis City Park on October 7th from 4pm-8pm for vendors, kids activities, contests and more! Click here for more details! Admission to the festival is free!

Bob Evans Farm Festival: The 47th annual Bob Evans Farm Festival will be held October 13-15th from 9am-5pm! The Farm Festival offers a wide range of entertainment, one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts, farm contests, delicious local food, children’s activities, demonstrations and musical performances. Admission: $5 for adults; 5 and under are free

Rockets Over Rio: Don't miss one of the best fireworks shows! Join the Village of Rio Grande on October 14th at 9:30 pm! Admission is free!



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