Friday, July 21, 2017

Gallia County Events July 21-31


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Pouring Paint Class
July 21
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Price: $30
Ages: All
# of spots: 5 spots

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

You will learn the "Dirty Pouring Paint" method on a 12"x12" canvas. Have fun, no experience needed and go home with an exciting and gorgeous painting. Artist guaranteed! For more information about this class, upcoming classes or to register, please visit the website at www.theartisanshoppe.org

Live Music at Colony Club
July 21
7:30pm
$3

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

Live Music from Jemeia Hope, Brent Patterson, Chris Keesey and String Benders. Stop by early and try something off the menu.

Psychedelic Saturday: Tie Dye
July 22
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Price: $15
Ages: 10+

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

Psychedelic Saturday 4 Class Package: $50. For four Saturdays in July, we are starting our Psychedelic Saturday series. This third class, we will be making tie dye shirts. You can come whenever you want from 12:00pm-2:00pm though we do appreciate when participants reserve their spots. You can reserve your spot by coming to the shoppe, requesting an invoice or you can reserve your spot through our website!

Learn 2 Sew with Leo: Beginning Sewing Class
July 22
12:30pm – 4:30pm

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

Have sewing machine but don't know how to use it? Always wanted to craft items with your machine but did not know where to start? If so, plan to attend our Learn2Sew with Leo Beginning Sewing Class. This class will be held on Saturday, July 22 (12:30pm-4:30pm) and Sunday, July 23 (1:30pm-4:30pm). Part 1 on Saturday will focus on basic sewing machine skills and reading a pattern. Part 2 on Sunday will focus on creating and finishing a tote. This class is open to those ages 8-adult. Those who are 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult helper. Please bring your own sewing machine, if possible. A few sewing machines will be available for those unable to bring one. Our instructor asks that you do not bring "toy" sewing machines. The minimum number of students needed to offer the class is 5 and the maximum number we will take is 20 students. Attendees must register online for this class.
This class will be taught by Leo Parks who has been sewing and also servicing sewing machines for more than 50 years. He will explain major mistakes in sewing, basic adjustments, maintenance, and techniques that make sewing easier and fun. The tote pattern will be provided.
Items to bring to the first class:
Scissors
One box of medium size straight pins (ball end preferred)
One spool of thread to match your material or in an accent color
Light weight material (pattern or color) for front and back of tote -- 45" wide, 1/3 yard
Light weight material (pattern or color) for sides, bottom, binding -- 45" wide, 1/4 yard
Heavy weight material (pattern or color) for straps and lining -- 45" wide, 1 yard or 54" wide, 2/3 yard
Fabric remnant for front pocket
Heavy fusible stabilizer -- 20" wide, 1/2 yard
 
Introduction to Watercolor Painting Class

July 22
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Deadline to sign up for Deluxe option: July 17th
Ages: 12+

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

Taught by Courtney Richie. No previous experience necessary. Basic option available until class time first come first served.
Price Options:
Basic $35 - includes use of my paint and brushes and take home the double sided printed page painted during the class.
Deluxe $45 - take home a Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolor paint kit and the double sided printed page painted during class.
Instruction will include:
-Brief overview of watercolor papers, brushes, pigments, and other equipment used.
-Demonstration of various watercolor techniques.
-Step by step, one-on-one walk through of each technique.
-Opportunity to be creative or to "follow the leader" as suits each individual.
-More advanced techniques presented depending on available time and student progress during the class.
-Each page used in class has the same image on each side, providing the opportunity to practice or use different color schemes.

Learn 2 Sew with Leo: Beginning Sewing Class
July 23
1:30pm – 4:30pm

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

Have sewing machine but don't know how to use it? Always wanted to craft items with your machine but did not know where to start? If so, plan to attend our Learn2Sew with Leo Beginning Sewing Class. This class will be held on Saturday, July 22 (12:30pm-4:30pm) and Sunday, July 23 (1:30pm-4:30pm). Part 1 on Saturday will focus on basic sewing machine skills and reading a pattern. Part 2 on Sunday will focus on creating and finishing a tote. This class is open to those ages 8-adult. Those who are 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult helper. Please bring your own sewing machine, if possible. A few sewing machines will be available for those unable to bring one. Our instructor asks that you do not bring "toy" sewing machines. The minimum number of students needed to offer the class is 5 and the maximum number we will take is 20 students. Attendees must register online for this class.
This class will be taught by Leo Parks who has been sewing and also servicing sewing machines for more than 50 years. He will explain major mistakes in sewing, basic adjustments, maintenance, and techniques that make sewing easier and fun. The tote pattern will be provided.
Items to bring to the first class:
Scissors
One box of medium size straight pins (ball end preferred)
One spool of thread to match your material or in an accent color
Light weight material (pattern or color) for front and back of tote -- 45" wide, 1/3 yard
Light weight material (pattern or color) for sides, bottom, binding -- 45" wide, 1/4 yard
Heavy weight material (pattern or color) for straps and lining -- 45" wide, 1 yard or 54" wide, 2/3 yard
Fabric remnant for front pocket
Heavy fusible stabilizer -- 20" wide, 1/2 yard

Moana Art Camp – Art and Creative Movement Camp
July 24
9:00am – 1:00pm
$30
Ages 5-10

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

Come enjoy a day filled with the music of Moana, art projects inspired by film, and a beach themed dance party! For more information, please call the FAC at 740-446-3834

Build a Better World
July 24
10:30am

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

Visit the Library on Monday, July 24 at 10:30 AM and help us "Build a Better World" with Storyteller Ellen Ford. Ellen will present a program filled with stories, songs, and games to help us explore and create a better world.
This event is for all ages and is free and open to the public.

Around the World
July 25
2:00pm
Free event, suited for ages 2-12

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

Mexico, China, Egypt, Great Britain!! Visit the Library as we Travel Around the World.
Learn about different cultures as you listen to stories, play games, create crafts, and enjoy snacks from various countries.  As a way to "Build a Better World" and help our community, we are asking attendees to donate non-perishable/canned food items at this program. All collected items will be donated to a local food bank. A donation is not required for entry to this program, but is greatly encouraged.
This program is free, and although most suited for those ages 2-12, is open to all. 

Classes at the French Art Colony

July 25 – August 22 (Tuesday Evenings)

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

Kids Art – ages 5-10 - $75 for a 6 week session
Ballet – ages 6-12 - $80
Theatre – ages 8-18 - $80
$15 Drop-In rate. For more information please call the FAC at 740-446-3834

Raised Around Rio Farmer and Artisan Market
July 26
4:00pm - 7:00 pm

North College Avenue 
Rio Grande, OH 45685

Bringing you quality products close to home every Wednesday night. The Market has homemade soaps, jellies, jams, produce, fresh cheese, desserts, breads, plants, crafts, jewelry and much more!

Teen Summer Book Club
July 27
2:00pm

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

Teens grab you suitcases and your passports and join us as we Travel Around the World.
Stop by the Library and learn about different cultures and countries as you visit our various stations. For more information, please call the Library at 740-446-7323.

Bossard Book Club
July 27
5:30pm – 8:00pm

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

This month we will be discussing The Nightingale by Kristen Hannah. Due to high demand, we were unable to read this title in 2016 so we elected to read it this year.
If you would like to participate, please contact Lynn via phone (extension 229), e-mail (LPauley@bossardlibrary.org), or by stopping in at the Library.
You may pick up a copy of the book located on the cart in the children's play room (right outside the door to Lynn's office). Please sign the notebook sheet beside of the number listed on the paper tucked in the book. Also, please make sure to stop at the Circulation Desk and check the book out. Light refreshments will be served.

Designing Terrariums
July 27
6:00pm – 7:00pm
Age: 12+
Price: $25
Deadline to sign up: July 22nd

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

Learn how to design a terrarium to add some greenery to your home. Terrariums are low-care and easy to create. All materials will be provided and you will walk away with a unique terrarium filled with plants and decorations. For more information or to register for classes, please visit the website at www.theartisanshoppe.org
Kids' Art Camp
July 28
11:00am - 1:00pm
Price: $10
Ages: 6+

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

Kid friendly mixed media art camp! Walk-ins are accepted if minimum number of students is met. All Kids' Art Camp - Mixed Media dates: July 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, August 4th, 11th, and 18th. When you sign up, it is just for one date. The price doesn't include all dates

Pattern from Glass Crafters: Mr. Tree Frog
July 28
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Price: $60
Ages: 12+

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

Hop into a Tiffany-style stained glass class! Great for beginners! Mr. Tree Frog has approximately 30 pieces to copper foil and solder. All pieces are pre-cut and sanded, ready for class! Visit online at www.theartisanshoppe.org for more information and to reserve your spot!

Brush & Bottle
July 28
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Ages: 18+
Prices: 18"x24" sized canvas is $40 11"x14" sized canvas is $20

Subject: Welsh Dragon

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 a class please visit the website at www.theartisanshoppe.org

Teen Night
July 28
7:00pm – 10:00pm

Gallipolis Municipal Pool
2501 Ohio Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631

The Gallipolis Municipal Pool will be hosting a teen swim night for teens 13-17 years old on July 28th from 7-10pm. Admission will be $2.00 at the gate.

Psychedelic Saturday: Decoupage
July 29
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Price: $15
Ages: 10+

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

Psychedelic Saturday 4 Class Package: $50. For four Saturdays in July, we are starting our Psychedelic Saturday series. This fourth class, we will be doing decoupage on different items. You can come whenever you want from 12:00pm-2:00pm though we do appreciate when participants reserve their spots. You can reserve your spot by coming to the shoppe, requesting an invoice or you can reserve your spot through our website!

Big Buck 101.5 Summer Jamboree
July 29
8:00pm - 9:30pm

Gallipolis City Park
300 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Join your Big Buck Country 101.5, Farmers Bank, Pepsi, Lykins Energy Solutions & McDonald's (in Rio Grande, Pt. Pleasant & Gallipolis), for the "Big Buck Summer Jamboree". The FREE family fun is Saturday, July 29th, at the Gallipolis City Park Amphitheater. Join us for FREE LIVE music from Shane Owens Country, Julie Reeves & The Joseph Sisters. We will have FREE inflatables for the kids, concessions will be available. Keep listening to Big Buck 101.5 for all the details. For more information visit the event page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/303787436719505/

Gallia County Junior Fair
July 31
8:00am – 11:00pm Daily
$10 a day (includes rides)
$28 season pass (not including rides)
FREE PARKING
*No permanent seating at the Holzer Main Stage: bring your lawn chairs*

Gallia County Fairgrounds
189 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH 45631
www.galliacountyfair.org

July 31 Main Events include:
8:00am – Horse Production and Contest Show at the Horse Arena
8:30am – Swine Showmanship in the Show Arena
11:00am-1:00pm – Helicopter on display
4:00pm – Market Swine in the Show Arena
5:30pm – Boy Scout Awards at the Gray Pavilion
6:00pm – Girl Scout Awards at the Gray Pavilion
6:00pm – Horse Awards Ceremony in the Horse Arena
6:30pm – 4 Wheel Drive Truck Pulls at the Pulling Track
7:00pm – Barnyard Games at the Horse Arena
7:00pm – Jeff & Sheri Easter on the Holzer Main Stage
8:30pm – Tenth Avenue North on the Holzer Main Stage

Nature Kids Art Camp – Art and Exploration Camp
July 31
9:00am – 3:00pm
$45
Ages 6-12

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

This art camp will have the students out exploring our gorgeous gardens! We will explore various perspectives on nature and art mediums as we encourage their art to be inspired by the great outdoors. For more information, please call the FAC at 740-446-3834

Ronald McDonald StoryTime
July 31
10:00am
Free Event, ages 3-8

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

Kids, prepare for a fun-filled and crazy morning as Ronald McDonald visits the Library.
This special StoryTime is best suited for those ages 3-8. For more information, please call the Library at 740-446-7323.


If you have an event that is open to the public, please let us know. We will add your event to our calendars! Call us at the GCCVB at 740-446-6882 or email info@visitgallia.com

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Raised Around Rio Farmer and Artisan Market




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               One of the greatest things about Gallia County is our commitment to supporting local artisans and farmers. The Raised Around Rio Farmer & Artisan Market began in 2016 and has blossomed through the support of the community. The Market is held every Wednesday on North College Avenue near Ohio Valley Bank in Rio Grande from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

             Raised Around also offers special nights featuring food trucks, live music by local artists and the Artisan Shoppe and Studio offers painting classes. Be sure to follow them on Facebook for vendor line-up, weather cancellations and special events. Below is a current list of popular vendors and items you can find at the Raised Around Rio Farmer and Artisan Market!

Blackberry cobblers, quarts of blackberries and cookies
Crafts
Cupcakes
Doll Clothes
Farm On the Ridge pasture pork and more
Freshly Baked Breads
Gourds, gourds, and more gourds
H&M Homestead: Jams, jellies, and more
Hawks Heritage Farms: Plants, breakfast goodies, and more
Hope Fudge: Assortment of fudge and caramel's
Jewelry
Laurel Valley Cheese 
Momma Ducks Creations goat milk soap 
Purses
Raised Around Rio T-shirts 
Signs
Stained Glass
Taproot Farm: Pastries and more

If you are interested in getting involved with Raised Around contact Market Manager, Jennifer Littlejohn, 1-304-675-3105. 
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Gallia County Events July 14-23


                                              

                            Gallia County Events in Gallia County July 14-23

French 500 Flea Market
July 14-16
8:00am – 5:00pm
FREE Admission & Parking


Gallia County Fairgrounds
189 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH 45631


Come see what everyone has for sale. Homemade furniture, baked goods, fresh vegetables, antiques and so much more. Vendors inside and outside. Rain or shine.

Pouring Paint Class
July 14
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Price: $30
Ages: All


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


You will learn the "Dirty Pouring Paint" method on a 12"x12" canvas. Have fun, no experience needed and go home with an exciting and gorgeous painting. Artist guaranteed! For more information about this class, upcoming classes or to register, please visit the website at www.theartisanshoppe.org

Drew Hastings
July 14
7:00pm
     

Tickets starting at $20 (plus ticketing fees)
Ariel Opera House
Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-446-2787


Renowned Comedian, Author, Mayor and Farmer. Anecdotes, Storytelling and his commentary on the American Scene. A regular favorite on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Radio Comedy Show. For more information, call the Ariel at 740-446-2787

The Hoop Project
July 15 - 16
Starts July 15 at 8:00am
$200 per team

Gallipolis City Park
300 First Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631

The Hoop Project is a 3 vs. 3 full-court basketball tournament held in the Gallipolis City Park featuring 200 teams of all ages. The Hoop Project has become an attractive event not just for Gallia County, but for basketball players from across the United States.
DEADLINE TO ENTER HAS PASSED
Entry fee: $200 per team
3 Game Guarantee
Divisions for all ages
Referees for every game
Dunk Contest: $1,000 cash prize
**$2,500 CASH PRIZE for top men's court champion**
For more information, visit www.thehoopproject.com

French 500 Flea Market
July 14-16
8:00am – 5:00pm
FREE Admission & Parking

Gallia County Fairgrounds
189 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Come see what everyone has for sale. Homemade furniture, baked goods, fresh vegetables, antiques and so much more. Vendors inside and outside. Rain or shine.

Basic Blacksmithing
July 15
10:00am - 1:00pm
Price: $50
Ages: 16+ (If you are under 18, you need an adult to be present with you)

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

We'll be forging basic S-hooks. Each student will have two completed hooks. It is required that you wear long pants, closed toe shoes and cotton shirts. Nothing low cut or full of holes. Also, it is strongly recommend that students bring hearing protection, safety goggles and unlined leather gloves. For more information or to register for a class, call the Shoppe at 740-853-2364 or online at www.theartisanshoppe.org

Color Me Happy
July 15
10:00am – 12:00pm
FREE Event, Ages 18+

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.

Psychedelic Saturday: Macramé Wall Hanging
July 15
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Price: $15
Ages: 12+

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

Psychedelic Saturday 4 Class Package: $50. For four Saturdays in July, we are starting our Psychedelic Saturday series. This second class, we will be doing a small, simple macram̩ wall hanging project. You can come whenever you want from 12:00pm Р2:00pm though we do appreciate when participants reserve their spots. You can reserve your spot by coming to the shoppe, requesting an invoice or you can reserve your spot through our website!

French 500 Flea Market
July 14-16
8:00am – 5:00pm
FREE Admission & Parking

Gallia County Fairgrounds
189 Jackson Pike
Gallipolis, OH 45631

Come see what everyone has for sale. Homemade furniture, baked goods, fresh vegetables, antiques and so much more. Vendors inside and outside. Rain or shine.

Soccer Team Camp at URG (boys)
July 16 -20

University of Rio Grande
College Avenue
Rio Grande, OH 45674

A team camp for boy’s high school squads is planned for July 16th-20th. Cost is $305. Fees for the residential camps include lodging, meals, training sessions and tournament play. Camp directors are URG men’s soccer head coach Scott Morrissey and women’s soccer head coach Tony Daniels. The camp brochure is available on both the men’s and woman’s soccer links of the school’s athletic website, www.riostorm.com. Online registration and payment is available at www.redstromsoccercamps.com
Registration forms should be mailed to URG Lyne Center, PO Box 500, Rio Grande, OH 45674. Checks should be made payable to We Storm Soccer Camps. For more information, contact Scott Morrissey at 740-245-7126, 740-645-6438 or email scottm@rio.edu; or Tony Daniels at 740-245-7493, 740-645-0377 or email tdaniels@rio.edu

Behind the Scenes – Art and Theatre Day Camp
July 17
9:00am – 3:00pm
$45
Ages 6-12

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

Calling all Artists and Actors alike!! Does your child love to create? Here they can learn how the magic is made in this hands on camp. We will explore the ways in which play-writing informs the designers behind the costumes and sets of some of the most popular plays and movies. For more information, please call the FAC at 740-446-3834

Boss Baby StoryTime
July 17
2:00pm
Free Event, Ages 3-8

Bossard Memorial Library
7 Spruce Street
Gallipolis, OH 45631
740-446-7323
Please join Ms. Rachael, Ms. Kim, and Ms. Samantha on Monday, July 17 for a special StoryTime featuring Boss Baby by Marla Frazee. This special StoryTime will start at 2:00pm and will feature stories, crafts, and games. A special event at this StoryTime will be a Baby Picture Guessing Game where you have the chance to guess Library staff members by their baby pictures. This event is most suitable for those ages 3-8.

COSI Science Spot
July 18
1:00pm – 4:00pm
FREE Event

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

As part of our Summer Reading Program "Build a Better World", Bossard Library will feature the COSI Science Spots in the Riverside Room on Tuesday, July 18.
Drop in anytime between 1:00pm and 4:00pm and play, explore, and learn about science at 20 different hands-on stations. In addition, the Library will offer extra science activities for attendees. This event is for all ages and is free and open to the public.

Classes at the French Art Colony
July 18 – August 22 (Tuesday Evenings)

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

3:30pm – 4:15pm - Kids Art – ages 5-10 - $75 for a 6 week session
4:15pm – 5:15pm - Ballet – ages 6-12 - $80
5:15pm – 6:15pm - Theatre – ages 8-18 - $80
$15 Drop-In rate. For more information please call the FAC at 740-446-3834

Teen Summer Program
July 20
2:00pm

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

Teens join us on Thursday, July 20 as we spend an enchanting afternoon with Emma Watson in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. The movie will start at 2:00pm and the Library will furnish snacks and drinks. For more information, please call the Library at 740-446-7323

Kids' Art Camp
July 21
11:00am - 1:00pm
Price: $10
Ages: 6+

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

Kid friendly mixed media art camp! Walk-ins are accepted if minimum number of students is met. All Kids' Art Camp - Mixed Media dates: July 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, August 4th, 11th, and 18th. When you sign up, it is just for one date. The price doesn't include all dates

Pouring Paint Class
July 21
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Price: $30
Ages: All
# of spots: 5 spots

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

You will learn the "Dirty Pouring Paint" method on a 12"x12" canvas. Have fun, no experience needed and go home with an exciting and gorgeous painting. Artist guaranteed! For more information about this class, upcoming classes or to register, please visit the website at www.theartisanshoppe.org

Psychedelic Saturday: Tie Dye
July 22
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Price: $15
Ages: 10+

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

Psychedelic Saturday 4 Class Package: $50. For four Saturdays in July, we are starting our Psychedelic Saturday series. This third class, we will be making tie dye shirts. You can come whenever you want from 12:00pm-2:00pm though we do appreciate when participants reserve their spots. You can reserve your spot by coming to the shoppe, requesting an invoice or you can reserve your spot through our website!

Learn 2 Sew with Leo: Beginning Sewing Class
July 22
12:30pm – 4:30pm

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

Have sewing machine but don't know how to use it? Always wanted to craft items with your machine but did not know where to start? If so, plan to attend our Learn2Sew with Leo Beginning Sewing Class. This class will be held on Saturday, July 22 (12:30pm-4:30pm) and Sunday, July 23 (1:30pm-4:30pm). Part 1 on Saturday will focus on basic sewing machine skills and reading a pattern. Part 2 on Sunday will focus on creating and finishing a tote. This class is open to those ages 8-adult. Those who are 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult helper. Please bring your own sewing machine, if possible. A few sewing machines will be available for those unable to bring one. Our instructor asks that you do not bring "toy" sewing machines. The minimum number of students needed to offer the class is 5 and the maximum number we will take is 20 students. Attendees must register online for this class.  This class will be taught by Leo Parks who has been sewing and also servicing sewing machines for more than 50 years. He will explain major mistakes in sewing, basic adjustments, maintenance, and techniques that make sewing easier and fun. The tote pattern will be provided.
Items to bring to the first class:
Scissors
One box of medium size straight pins (ball end preferred)
One spool of thread to match your material or in an accent color
Light weight material (pattern or color) for front and back of tote -- 45" wide, 1/3 yard
Light weight material (pattern or color) for sides, bottom, binding -- 45" wide, 1/4 yard
Heavy weight material (pattern or color) for straps and lining -- 45" wide, 1 yard or 54" wide, 2/3 yard
Fabric remnant for front pocket
Heavy fusible stabilizer -- 20" wide, 1/2 yard

Introduction to Watercolor Painting Class
July 22
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Deadline to sign up for Deluxe option: July 17th
Ages: 12+

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

Taught by Courtney Richie. No previous experience necessary. Basic option available until class time first come first served.
Price Options:
Basic $35 - includes use of my paint and brushes and take home the double sided printed page painted during the class.
Deluxe $45 - take home a Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolor paint kit and the double sided printed page painted during class.
Instruction will include:
-Brief overview of watercolor papers, brushes, pigments, and other equipment used.
-Demonstration of various watercolor techniques.
-Step by step, one-on-one walk through of each technique.
-Opportunity to be creative or to "follow the leader" as suits each individual.
-More advanced techniques presented depending on available time and student progress during the class.
-Each page used in class has the same image on each side, providing the opportunity to practice or use different color schemes.

Learn 2 Sew with Leo: Beginning Sewing Class
July 23
1:30pm – 4:30pm

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

Have sewing machine but don't know how to use it? Always wanted to craft items with your machine but did not know where to start? If so, plan to attend our Learn2Sew with Leo Beginning Sewing Class. This class will be held on Saturday, July 22 (12:30pm-4:30pm) and Sunday, July 23 (1:30pm-4:30pm). Part 1 on Saturday will focus on basic sewing machine skills and reading a pattern. Part 2 on Sunday will focus on creating and finishing a tote. This class is open to those ages 8-adult. Those who are 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult helper. Please bring your own sewing machine, if possible. A few sewing machines will be available for those unable to bring one. Our instructor asks that you do not bring "toy" sewing machines. The minimum number of students needed to offer the class is 5 and the maximum number we will take is 20 students. Attendees must register online for this class.  This class will be taught by Leo Parks who has been sewing and also servicing sewing machines for more than 50 years. He will explain major mistakes in sewing, basic adjustments, maintenance, and techniques that make sewing easier and fun. The tote pattern will be provided.
Items to bring to the first class:
Scissors
One box of medium size straight pins (ball end preferred)
One spool of thread to match your material or in an accent color
Light weight material (pattern or color) for front and back of tote -- 45" wide, 1/3 yard
Light weight material (pattern or color) for sides, bottom, binding -- 45" wide, 1/4 yard
Heavy weight material (pattern or color) for straps and lining -- 45" wide, 1 yard or 54" wide, 2/3 yard
Fabric remnant for front pocket
Heavy fusible stabilizer -- 20" wide, 1/2 yard

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441 Second Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
(740) 446-6882
(800) 765-6482

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Gallia County BBQ Fest Team Openings


The 2017 Gallia County BBQ Festival will be held on September 9th in the Gallipolis City Park from 12:00-3:00 pm. The festival brings BBQ Masters from all over the tri-state region. Teams cook on First Avenue in Downtown Gallipolis overlooking the Ohio River. For our teams, the festival begins the night before at the Cooks' Meeting when they receive the competition meat that is sponsored by Rowdy's Smokehouse and Catering. Each team will receive one beef brisket and two whole pork butts/shoulders.

 The teams work all night at their own Backyard Cookers for a chance at sweet and smoky victory. The “Michael Cockerham Grand Champion Award” receives a cash prize of $500.00. It is determined by a panel of judges that combine the scores on each team’s pork and brisket entries. The “Kenny “Smooth” Siders, II People’s Choice Award” is voted on by festival attendees when they purchase BBQ samplers or sandwiches. Our Grand Champion and People's Choice Awards are named after the winners from the very first BBQ Festival who unexpectantly passed away. Their families are invited to join us each year as we honor their memories with these awards. Each winner receives a custom River City Leather trophy.

The Festival has two voluntary categories that the teams can also enter. The “Rowdy's Smokehouse Best Ribs Award” receives $150.00 cash. The winner is determined by a panel of judges from the team’s entries. The “Anything Goes Secret Ingredient Competition” began last year with the secret ingredient of Apples. Teams were challenged with this category by having to create a side dish at their cookers during the festival that had to include apples. Last year's Anything Goes winner, BarberQ, won and was given the honor to choose the 2017 secret ingredient. This year's teams that choose to take on the Anything Goes category will have to work with Corn Meal! This is the only category that teams will come face-to-face with judges and will be scored based on appearance/showmanship, originality, and taste. Each winner receives a custom River City Leather trophy.

Judging for the Gallia County BBQ Festival meat categories are all blind judging. Meat will be scored on appearance, tenderness, and taste. After competition meat is turned in, each team will donate the remainder of cooked pork and brisket to the GCCVB for sale to the public as a fundraiser and to determine people's choice.

Not only do you have a chance to taste some good BBQ, there are numerous activities going on at the BBQ Festival for the entire family. We will have live music, Gallipolis Car Club Cruise-In, kids and teen activities. We invite Community Organizations to set up too.

 The Gallia County Convention and Visitors Bureau works year round to bring folks to Gallia County to help support our local economy and we hope that the GCBBQ can help us meet our mission! We invite teams from near and far to join us at the 4th Annual Gallia County BBQ Festival! If you would like to participate please contact us by August 25th to register!

Gallia County CVB
info@visitgallia.com          740-446-6882
441 Second Avenue, Gallipolis, Ohio






Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Downtown Gallipolis: First Friday

If you haven't already heard, downtown Gallipolis is now host to a special community event called First Friday. First Friday is a downtown after-hours extravaganza! You will find live music, giveaways, photo booths, karaoke, discounts, special deals and much more! Local businesses, stores, restaurants and organizations in the downtown area participate. So, if there is a downtown shop you have always wanted to check out; this event is the perfect excuse! To know if organizations are participating in the event, look for two things: Lights displayed on their building and the First Friday logo on their door or windows! This event is held on, you guessed it, the first Friday of each month primarily between Court and Locust on Second Avenue. The next event will be July 7th!
As the Visitors Bureau we have received a lot of questions regarding the First Friday. So, here are a few facts.
  • Kid Friendly! 
  • You DO NOT need to purchase a ticket to attend these events.
  • If your favorite local artist is performing, bring a chair and hang out.
  • A great time to take the 2017 City Passport Challenge.
  • Rain or Shine First Friday still goes on!
  • First Friday is expanding to include more businesses beyond Court and Locust, so keep an eye out.

One big question we get is whether or not First Friday will continue after July. All pleas for the continuation into the fall have been passed on to the organizers of the event, a group of members of the Gallia County Chamber of Commerce. We look forward to their decision and will update the public as we learn more!

The GCCVB always participates in First Friday so we invite you to come down to our office! We have local/regional/state tourist information and fun local events, such as, 2017 Passport Challenges and Gallia County BBQ Fest!! The Bureau will also have a special guest.....the one....the only...SANTA CLAUS! Who knows maybe you will get some of your Christmas shopping done at First Friday!! 
Christmas in July is coming to the Bureau with (free) photos with Santa! 

Scenes from past First Fridays



                                 
                     


                              




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