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Community Events in Jackson County, Ohio

Ohio River Valley Chapter

American Red Cross

APRIL 2014 Blood Drives



Tues. 22nd –   Hope United Methodist Church (219 East 1st Street, Wellston 45692) – 12pm-6pm – Call 384-2663 to schedule an appointment.


Thu. 24th – First Church of the Nazarene (251 Powell Drive, Jackson 45640) – 12pm-6pm – Call 286-2864 to schedule an appointment.


Fri. 25th – Jackson Holzer Medical Center (500 Burlington Road, Jackson 45640) – 12pm-6pm – Call 286-4625 to schedule an appointment.






Community events in Pike County


Annual Mulch Sale – Waverly Area Kiwanis
Need mulch for your SPRING planting?  Waverly Area Kiwanis Club will provide FREE DELIVERY in Pike County.  Red Mulch or Black Mulch is available at $4.00 per bag.  Place your order today - call Randy Benner at (740) 947-2113 or (740) 222-2823.  Proceeds benefit the children of Pike County.
Memorial Tournament Golf Ticket Raffle – Waverly Area Kiwanis
The Waverly Area Kiwanis Club is holding a Memorial Tournament Ticket Raffle.  Proceeds benefit the children of Pike County.  Purchase raffle tickets for a chance to WIN tickets to the 2014 Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club!   There will be:
·         Three (3) Drawings for a pair of Practice-Round Tickets
May 26th, 27th or 28th
Cost to enter Raffle:  $10.00 per Raffle Ticket
·         Four (4) Drawings for a pair of Tournament-Round Tickets
May 29th, 30th, 31st, or June 1st
Cost to enter Raffle:  $20.00 per Raffle Ticket
The Raffle Drawing will be held on May 13th.  For more information or to purchase raffle tickets, contact Doug Himes at (740) 941-5314 or Dwight Massie at (740) 947-2136.

April 14-25


Appliance and Electronic Clean-up Event
The Pike County Solid Waste District will hold a county wide Appliance and Electronics Drive from April 14th thru April 25th.  Call the PCSWD office at 740-947-4104 to schedule a pick-up date for your appliances and electronics.  Appliances containing Freon may also be picked up this year thanks to Accurate Heating and Cooling.  This FREE collection event is sponsored by the Pike County Solid Waste District.


April 25 Friday

Ohio River Valley Chapter American Red Cross PHSS Courses for April 2014

Friday 25th – (Course at Ohio River Valley Chapter office, 1801 Robinson Avenue, Portsmouth, OH 45662) - Classroom Sessions

·         First Aid (HSSSFA101) - $55.00 (9a-12p)

·         Adult & Pediatric FA/CPR/AED (HSSSFA415) - $85.00 (9a-3p)

·         Adult FA/CPR/AED (HSSSFA404) - $70.00 (9a-3p)

(Register by Mon. Apr. 21st)



*Any classes containing the Blended Learning Online Sessions, must be completed BEFORE Classroom Session date.


*All PHSS Courses can be found at Pay at time of enrollment online.


April 25 - 27 Friday-Sunday

Pike County Dogwood Festival
This street festival features exhibits highlighting old fashioned arts and crafts, quilt show, antique car show, Cyclist tour and Trail ride, plus chain saw, banjo and fiddle, horseshoe and band contests, along with the best food offered anywhere! The Grande Parade is held on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Free Admission 740-947-9650.
April 26 Saturday
The Amazing Race – Southern Ohio Medical Center
SOMC Life Center – Staggered Start Time Beginning at 8:00 a.m.
SOMC’s Amazing Race is a new challenge where teams will compete for the chance to WIN $2,500.00!  The race is designed to challenge teams both physically and mentally, while providing fun and entertainment!  The Amazing Race is open to participants ages 18 and older with no more than four people on a team.  All proceeds from the race benefit the SOMC Development Foundation Community Health and Wellness Fund – which supports health and fitness opportunities in our communities.  For more information contact Brad Ziebert at 740-356-7572 or email 
May 3 Saturday
Spring Wildflower Hike, This nature and wild flower hike takes place every spring at Lake White State Park at 2767 St Rt 551, Waverly Ohio. Discover and learn about the varieties of all the different wildflowers that fill the park. Call for time. Free Admission.
Information – Jeff Boester-740-493-2212
Family Fun Event
Pike County Community Day is Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Manor.   A day full of fun, food, music, games, face painting, balloons, inflatables, silent auction, Chinese auction and much, much more!  This event is open to the public and sponsored by Pleasant Hill Manor, Calvary Baptist Church and Portsmouth Ambulance.  All donations benefit Pike County Community Fund.
May 3 & 4 Saturday & Sunday
County Wide “Residential” Clean-up Event
The Pike County Solid Waste District will hold a county wide clean-up event on May 3rd and May 4th. A 40yd. roll-off dumpster will be placed at each Township Fire Department or Township House on those dates.  Please contact your Township Trustee for the exact location of the dumpsters.  Tires, Appliances and Electronics will not be accepted at these locations. Call the PCSWD office at 740-947-4104 for more information.  This FREE residential collection event is sponsored by the Pike County Solid Waste District.
May 31 Saturday
Community Service Fair and Shred-It Day
Community Action Committee of Pike County and the Village of Piketon are the sponsors of the Community Service Fair and Shred-it Day to be held at the Pike County Fairgrounds on Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Shred services are provided by Shred Devil.  Shredding will take place between 10 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Shredding is limited to 2-3 banker’s boxes per individual.
A day filled with raffles and prizes!  All attendees will receive a FREE ticket for a chance to win a special door prize.  In addition, for each non-perishable food item donated, you will receive a ticket for an additional chance to win.  Kettle Corn, Baked Goods and a double elimination Corn Hole Tournament with guaranteed Prize Winnings are part of the planned fun!   WXIZ 100.9 Radio will be Broadcasting Live starting at 10 a.m.
Community Service Providers will be available during the informational fair.  Come and learn about the services and programs available to assist you!  All proceeds benefit the CAC Food Pantry and the Pike County Senior Center.  For more information or to register for the Corn Hole Tournament contact Clinton Throckmorton or Tracy Mathews at the 740-289-2371.
June 6 - 8 Friday-Sunday

Antique Tractor and Machinery Show
Held at the Pike County Fair Grounds in Piketon Ohio. This is the 3rd annual event featuring tractor and machinery displays, craft booths demonstrations, live entertainment, raffles for prizes, parades every day and kid’s games. Camping available. Admission. Information: Oren Leslie 740-289-4019.
June 13 Friday

Waverly Street Fest
The 9th annual Street Fest will be held in downtown Waverly Ohio beginning at 5 pm when the beer garden opens, followed by the Old Jailhouse Grand Taste. Live music starts at 7pm featuring country rock, bluegrass and vocalists. The Great Ohio Goat Drop will begin approximately at 8:30. All profits benefit local charities. Free Admission. Information: 740-947-9650.
June 13 - 14 Friday & Saturday

Elm Grove Days
This annual festival sponsored by the Elm Grove Fire Department in Elm Grove, OH, has a real family atmosphere with arts and crafts, kids games, spinning and weaving demonstrations, Chinese auction, queen’s pageant, fish fry and home cooked meals. Free Admission. Information-Mike Carrico 740-222-2535
June 21 Saturday
Pike Lake Appalachian Music Festival
Musicians from all over Southern Ohio are sure to entertain you no matter what your style of music preference. You can’t keep your toes from tapping time to the music as it fills the air in one of the most scenic natural areas in Ohio. Come to the outdoor amphitheater at Pike Lake State Park, Bainbridge, Ohio, and enjoy great family fun and food. Free Admission. Information- Jeff Boester/Matt Minter 740-493-2212
July 4 Friday

Piketon July 4th Wing Ding
Held at the Enrichment Park, Lucas Street in Piketon Ohio from 11:30am to dusk and the fireworks display, this annual event is sponsored by the Village of Piketon with free food, entertainment and fun for the whole family. Bring your lawn chairs and relax. Free Admission. Information – 740-289-8154

July 5 Saturday

Dailyville July 4th Celebration
Come out and enjoy the celebration at the Dailyille Ball Park on St Rt 220 Waverly Ohio. Food is served beginning at noon; entertainment begins at 6:00pm with fireworks at dusk. Family fun for kids of all ages! Free Admission. Information-Bob Dixon -740-947-2009


July 19 Saturday

Railroad Days Rendezvous
Held at Pike Lake State Park on Pike Lake Road, Bainbridge Ohio, this event recognizes the historic, social and economic impact of railroads in Ohio. Displays of model RR’s, collectables and memorabilia, exhibits and model train displays are open 10 am to 3 pm. Games and live music, and food from the Friends of Pike Lake available at nominal cost. Free Admission. Information – Matt Minter-740-947-5409

August 1 - 9 Friday-Saturday

Pike County Fair
Pike County Fair grounds at Piketon Ohio, with Harness Racing. Come join us at the 105th annual Pike County Fair! Admission Information go to, 740-289-4566 or 740-289-4689


September 20-21 Saturday and Sunday
Outdoor Adventure Weekend

Saturday activities include building Bluebird boxes, fishing, canoeing, the air gun range, archery, and finishes on Sunday with the Hunter education course. This event held at Pike Lake State Park. Information call- 740-493-2212


Zumba Fitness now available at Pleasant Hill Manor, Piketon Mondays 7 to 8 p.m.  Starting Feb 18th.  Cost $4.00 per class. Instructor: Collene Ervin.  Come and join the fun. 


Pike County Senior Center Bingo

The Pike County Senior Center, a division of the Community Action Committee of Pike County, is now hosting weekly Bingo! Bingo is held every Wednesday at the Pike County Senior Center, located at 402 Clough Street in Waverly. The doors open for admission at 4:30 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Prize amounts are based on the number of bingo packets sold. A concession stand and instant-win games are also available. All proceeds benefit the Pike County Senior Center. For more information, please call (740) 947-5555. New at the Senior Center – MagicBall x4, during the Wednesday Night Early Bird Bingo game!  During the month of October, players will have four chances to win the Magic Ball prize.  All proceeds benefit the Pike County Senior Center.  For more information, please call (740) 947-5555.

Buffet at Pike County Senior Center
A soup, salad and baked potato bar will be available at the Pike County Senior Center every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The soup, salad and baked potato bar will be open to the public.  Prices will vary based on the items selected.  The Pike County Senior Center is located at 402 Clough Street in Waverly.  For more information, please call (740) 947-5555.

First and Third Mondays

The Big Scioto Dulcimer Club
Our dulcimer group "The Big Scioto Dulcimer Club" meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday evening of each month. We meet at Prussia Valley Dulcimers Music Shop in the upstairs jam room at 7 pm to 9 pm. We play primarily in DAd tuning and most folks use tablature for the tunes we play. You are certainly welcomed to join us if you are close enough to do so, as we are always looking for new members. Right now we have all mountain dulcimers and 1 autoharp in the club. We have about 10 active members, some of whom drive 50 miles to attend.

First Thursdays

Potluck at the Pike County YMCA
Please join the YMCA the 1st Thursday of every month from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for their monthly potluck.  Bring a dish to share, socialize with fellow Y members and discuss ideas for future activities.  RSVP for number of attendees and shared dish selection.   Be Active, Be Healthy, Belong … to the Y!
Canal Industries New Business Venture
March 2014 Canal Industries launched a subsidiary business known as Canal Concierge. Canal Concierge is a service to the local community which will run errands, buy groceries or any other sundry items (excluding alcohol and tobacco products) and deliver them to your place of choice by the next business day. Canal Concierge will take your order, fill the order and deliver it for a fee of $15 plus the cost of the ordered items. Orders may include up to 20 items per order. We are extremely excited to be launching this venture and hope that it is a beneficial service to all involved. To place an order or to have questions answered call
Canal Concierge at 947-4938 or email or

Pike swcd 

Pike Soil & Water Conservation District




Currently in stock:   bird feeders, bluebird boxes, squirrel feeders, butterfly boxes, wren boxes, woodpecker boxes, wood duck box, bat houses, topo maps, white marking flags.


Check out our selection of "Magic T-shirts" & matching "Totes".   The sunlight (ultra violet) light activates the color in the design.  These are great gifts for the entire family.  We have sizes ranging from 3 months to 3X.   T-shirts are $15.00 each or 3 @ $40.00.  Totes are $5.00 each.  Call us at 740-947-5353 or 947-2026.


Community Events in Ross County, Ohio
June 6-8 Friday-Sunday
Trade days at the Ross County Fairgrounds 334 Firgrounds Road, Chillicothe, OH Bigger and better
Oct 10-12 Friday-Sunday
Trade days at the Ross County Fairgrounds 334 Firgrounds Road, Chillicothe, OH Bigger and better

Community Events in Scioto County Ohio



                                                                                   Ohio River Valley Chapter American Red Cross APRIL 2014 Blood Drives



Tues. 22nd – East High School (224 Marshall Avenue, Sciotoville 45662) – 9am-2pm – Call 776-6787 to schedule an appointment.

-          Hope United Methodist Church (219 East 1st Street, Wellston 45692) – 12pm-6pm – Call 384-2663 to schedule an appointment.


Sat. 26th – Rarden Fire Dept. (1996 Main Street, St. Rt. 73, Rarden 45671) – 9am-2pm – Call 372-6212 to schedule an appointment.


Tues. 29th – Portsmouth Community (at All Saints Episcopal Church, 4th & Court Street, Portsmouth 45662) – 12pm-6pm – Call 354-3293 to schedule an appointment.


Wed. 30th – Glenwood High School (1 Glenwood Tiger Trail, New Boston 45662) – 9am-3pm – Call 456-4559 to schedule an appointment.





Community Events in Vinton County



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