2018 Calendar of Events

JAN   FEB   MAR   APR   MAY   JUN   JUL   AUG   SEP   OCT   NOV   DEC

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January

25
The Pike County Chamber of Commerce Banquet
Pike County CTC, social hour 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm.

19-21
Great Vacations Travel EXPO presented by AAA
The Pike County CVB will be at the Great Vacations Travel Show -AAA! It will be in Columbus from at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. See the
Facebook page for more information.

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February

3
Polarity Performs
The new Acapella group at WHS, Polarity, will be opening for Josh Stewart (a teacher in our schools and recording artist) on Feb. 3 when he presents his concert at WHS (Waverly high School). Tickets are $5.00-available that night at the door only. 'Polarity' recently sent in a DVD contest entry and has been informed that they are one of 9 groups chosen to go to Washington D.C. to perform.

8
Southern Ohio Forestland Association (SOFA) meeting
Held at the OSU South Centers, Shyville Road, Piketon. Potluck at 6:15 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. See
website for details.

8
Chili Cook off
Contest will be held at Bristol Village.

26
WHS National Honor Society Blood Drive

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March

Mondays
Zumba Fitness At Pleasant Hill Manor
Zumba is now held on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Manor, 7143 US 23 S., Piketon. The cost is $4 per class. Instructor Collena Ervin. For more information, call (740) 289-2394. Come and join the fun!

8
Southern Ohio Forestland Association (SOFA) meeting
Held at the OSU South Centers, Shyville Road, Piketon. Potluck at 6:15 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. See
website for details.

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April

Mondays
Zumba Fitness At Pleasant Hill Manor
Zumba is now held on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Manor, 7143 US 23 S., Piketon. The cost is $4 per class. Instructor Collena Ervin. For more information, call (740) 289-2394. Come and join the fun!

7
Blake McAdow Art Show
Pike Art Guild will be featuring Blake McAdow Art Show at the Pike Arts Gallery on High Street, Waverly, next to Graphix. Show begins at 7pm. Come join us and enjoy light refreshments while browsing the art work.

7
Ducky Derby
7:30 am breakfast, and then the ducks are let out and the race is on. Lots of games and prizes at the Waverly Lions Club in Waverly, their annual fundraiser. Get your tickets while you can. Stop by Randy Remy's used cars and see if they are still available.

14
Southern Ohio Forestland Association (SOFA) meeting
Held at the OSU South Centers, Shyville Road, Piketon. Potluck at 6:15 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. See
website for details.

14
Dogwood Pass begins their season
Watch out for Calamidy Jane and all her glory! Good food, games and cowboys plus more. Call 740-835-1130 for details.

26 - 29
Pike County Dogwood Festival
Piketon, Ohio---This street festival, in its 48th year, features exhibits highlighting old fashioned arts and crafts with a quilt show & chain saw demonstration. It also hosts an antique car show, a cyclist tour and trail ride, 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
Information: (740) 289-8154
www.pikecountydogwoodfestival.com


Quilt Raffle
Ticket sales will be used for Rotary Projects benefiting the youth of Pike County scholarships, Dictionary and Thesaurus, toothbrushes. Size is 72"x92" (lg. Twin or full ). Contact Sharon Manson 740 708 1100 for tickets. $1 each or 7 for $5. Raffle will be June 28th. Picture

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May

Mondays
Zumba Fitness At Pleasant Hill Manor
Zumba is now held on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Manor, 7143 US 23 S., Piketon. The cost is $4 per class. Instructor Collena Ervin. For more information, call (740) 289-2394. Come and join the fun!

1
Pilot Project Announcement
Governor Kasich will announce a pilot project for Pike County youth at noon at the Pike County YMCA.

5
Spring Wildflower Hike
The Naturalist at Pike Lake State Park will take you on a guided hike to introduce you to the varieties of spring flowers abloom in three beautiful southern Ohio Parks. Call for times and locations. Free Admission. Information: Matt Minter (740) 493-2212

10
Southern Ohio Forestland Association (SOFA) meeting
Held at the OSU South Centers, Shyville Road, Piketon. Potluck at 6:15 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. See
website for details.

16-19
On the Green Weekend
Head to Athens this May 16-19 and soak up everything this On The Green Weekend has to offer, including classic films every night at the Athena Cinema and the return of the Athens Food Truck Festival! Details

17-19
The Memphis Belle Exhibit
National Museum of the United States Air Force. Brochure


Quilt Raffle
Ticket sales will be used for Rotary Projects benefiting the youth of Pike County scholarships, Dictionary and Thesaurus, toothbrushes. Size is 72"x92" (lg. Twin or full ). Contact Sharon Manson 740 708 1100 for tickets. $1 each or 7 for $5. Raffle will be June 28th. Picture

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June

Mondays
Zumba Fitness At Pleasant Hill Manor
Zumba is now held on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Manor, 7143 US 23 S., Piketon. The cost is $4 per class. Instructor Collena Ervin. For more information, call (740) 289-2394. Come and join the fun!

2-3
Antique Tractor & Machinery Show
Held at the Pike County Fair Grounds in Piketon, Ohio. The 7th annual event features tractor and machinery displays, craft booths, demonstrations, live entertainment, raffles, daily parades, and games for kids. Camping is available upon request. Truck and Tractor Pull on Saturday. Admission: $3 at the gate, kids 12 and under free. Information: Steve Dean (740) 289-4124

3
Dogwood Pass Run
2nd Annual event. Starts at 9 a.m.
Brochure

8
Golf Scramble
4th Annual Pike County Senior Center Golf Scramble. Dogwood Hills Golf Course. Contact Amanda Elliott, 740-947-5555 Ext. 7303, for details.

8 - 9
Elm Grove Days
This annual festival is sponsored by the Elm Grove Fire Department in Elm Grove, Ohio. It has a real family atmosphere with arts and crafts, kids’ games, spinning and weaving demonstrations, Chinese auction, queens pageant, fish fry, and home cooked meals. Free Admission. Information: Mike Carrico 740-222-2535

14
Southern Ohio Forestland Association (SOFA) meeting
See website for details.

23
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 not 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 The Pike Lake State Park, Bainbridge, Ohio, and enjoy great family fun and food. Free Admission. Information: Matt Minter 740-493-2212.

23
Aseops Tables
5 p.m. Courtyard of the Majestic Theater, Chillicothe.
Teams are working with local artists to illustrate their own table by painting a picnic table into a magnificent piece of art. Each of the story-depicting picnic tables will be put on display throughout Chillicothe culminating in a huge auction fundraising event.
Flier

28
Quilt Raffle
Ticket sales will be used for Rotary Projects benefiting the youth of Pike County scholarships, Dictionary and Thesaurus, toothbrushes. Size is 72"x92" (lg. Twin or full ). Contact Sharon Manson 740 708 1100 for tickets. $1 each or 7 for $5. Raffle will be June 28th. Picture

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July

Mondays
Zumba Fitness At Pleasant Hill Manor
Zumba is now held on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Manor, 7143 US 23 S., Piketon. The cost is $4 per class. Instructor Collena Ervin. For more information, call (740) 289-2394. Come and join the fun!

4
Piketon July 4th Wing Ding
Held at the Piketon High School in Piketon, Ohio, from 3:00 pm 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

7
Dailyville Heritage Days
Come out and enjoy the celebration at the Dailyille Ball Park on St Rte. 220 in Waverly, Ohio. Food is served beginning around 4:00 pm; entertainment begins at 6:00 pm with fireworks at dusk. Family fun for kids of all ages! Free Admission. Information: Bob Dixon 740-947-2009

14
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 740-493-2212

14 - 15
Waverly Gus Macker
Gus Macker - The original 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament will be in Waverly, OH, July 14 - 15, at the Waverly downtown athletic facilities. Teams can register at macker.com. This family friendly event will have kids activities, special events, food, and fun! It's an event hosted by many local businesses and individuals in our community. Contact a committee member to find out how to sponsor, volunteer, or participate at GusMacker@therecoverycouncil.org.
** The Recovery Council helped get it started and is one of the sponsors but it's not a Recovery Council event. There are many community partners, businesses, and individuals on the committee.
Website. Contact Phone Number: 740-947-6727.

21
Southern Ohio Forestland Association (SOFA) meeting
See website for details.

25 - August 5
Ohio State Fair
More Information

27 - August 4
Pike County Fair
Come join us at the annual Pike County Fair held at the Pike County Fairgrounds in Piketon, Ohio! Jr. Fair featuring 4-H projects from cattle, pigs, goats and chickens to beautiful art and photography exhibits. The fair offers a two day demolition derby, horse and mule pulls, tractor pulls, arm wrestling, lots of food, and games of all kinds. This is a family event so come and see us. Harness Racing in Pike County is over 100 years old and is featured during the week. Admission charged. Information: www.pikecofair.com; 740-289-4566 or 740-289-4689

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August

Mondays
Zumba Fitness At Pleasant Hill Manor
Zumba is now held on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Manor, 7143 US 23 S., Piketon. The cost is $4 per class. Instructor Collena Ervin. For more information, call (740) 289-2394. Come and join the fun!

9
Southern Ohio Forestland Association (SOFA) meeting
See
website for details.

July 25 - August 5
Ohio State Fair
More Information

July 27 - August 4
Pike County Fair
Come join us at the annual Pike County Fair held at the Pike County Fairgrounds in Piketon, Ohio! Jr. Fair featuring 4-H projects from cattle, pigs, goats and chickens to beautiful art and photography exhibits. The fair offers a two day demolition derby, horse and mule pulls, tractor pulls, arm wrestling, lots of food, and games of all kinds. This is a family event so come and see us. Harness Racing in Pike County is over 100 years old and is featured during the week. Admission charged. Information: www.pikecofair.com; 740-289-4566 or 740-289-4689

29 - Sept. 2
SamJam Bluegrass Festival
Pike County Fairgrounds, Piketon, Ohio
This 5 day festival features several bluegrass bands. To order tickets, see the festival's complete lineup, and other details, visit www.samjambluegrass.com. Camping with water and electric hookups is available.
Information: Rick Greene (740) 547-9059.
rickgreene@southernohiomultimedia.com

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September

Mondays
Zumba Fitness At Pleasant Hill Manor
Zumba is now held on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Manor, 7143 US 23 S., Piketon. The cost is $4 per class. Instructor Collena Ervin. For more information, call (740) 289-2394. Come and join the fun!

Aug. 29 - Sept. 2
SamJam Bluegrass Festival
Pike County Fairgrounds, Piketon, Ohio
This 5 day festival features several bluegrass bands. To order tickets, see the festival's complete lineup, and other details, visit www.samjambluegrass.com. Camping with water and electric hookups is available.
Information: Rick Greene (740) 547-9059.
rickgreene@southernohiomultimedia.com

13
Southern Ohio Forestland Association (SOFA) meeting
Held at the OSU South Centers, Shyville Road, Piketon. Potluck at 6:15 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. See
website for details.

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Annual Chamber Golf Outing
Dogwood Hils Golf Course.

22 - 23
Outdoor Adventure Weekend
Pike Lake State Park
Saturday activities include building Bluebird boxes, fishing, canoeing, the air gun range, archery, and finishes on Sunday with the Hunter education course. This event is held at Pike Lake State Park in Bainbridge, OH.
Information: Matt Minter (740) 493-2212

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October

Mondays
Zumba Fitness At Pleasant Hill Manor
Zumba is now held on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Manor, 7143 US 23 S., Piketon. The cost is $4 per class. Instructor Collena Ervin. For more information, call (740) 289-2394. Come and join the fun!

4 - 7
Beaver Oktoberfest
The 34th annual event takes place in downtown Beaver, Ohio, and celebrates the German heritage of this southern Ohio village. Come and enjoy the crafts, vendors, rides, Queen’s pageant, and great food at this family friendly festival. Parade with visiting Queens held on Sunday.
Free Admission.
Information: Steve Adams (740) 708-0385

5 - 6
Harvest Moon Campout
Craft and quilt show, corn hole, kids games and hayrides, with an eclectic mix of bluegrass, folk, and oldies music to be enjoyed at the amphitheater. Great food and family fun! Pike Lake State Park, 1847 Pike Lake Rd, Bainbridge, Ohio. Free Admission. Information: 740-493-2212

11
Southern Ohio Forestland Association (SOFA) meeting
Held at the OSU South Centers, Shyville Road, Piketon. Potluck at 6:15 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. See
website for more information.

12-13
Bristol Village Fair
Held at Bristol Village in Waverly Ohio, this 55th annual event offers many unique creations by the residents of Ohios Premier Retirement Center. Handmade jewelry and toys, paintings, quilts, and stained glass are offered by the widely- traveled residents who bring with them a unique variety of influences and cultures. Friday hours are from 8am-3pm and Saturday is 9am-noon.
Free Admission.
Information: Cherie Daniels (740) 947-2118

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Fall Festival of Leaves
Ross County's oldest festival. The Fall Festival of Leaves offers the perfect venue to celebrate the season in downtown Bainbridge. The festival features crafters, concessions, exhibits, carnival rides, live entertainment, antique tractors, and much more. More Information.

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November

Mondays
Zumba Fitness At Pleasant Hill Manor
Zumba is now held on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Manor, 7143 US 23 S., Piketon. The cost is $4 per class. Instructor Collena Ervin. For more information, call (740) 289-2394. Come and join the fun!

8
Southern Ohio Forestland Association (SOFA) meeting
Held at the OSU South Centers, Shyville Road, Piketon. Potluck at 6:15 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. See
website for details.

16 - 18
First National Bank's Jingle Bell Luminary Parade Weekend
The weekend begins with the lighting of thousands of lights in Canal Park and the Candy Cane Variety Show. Saturday features the 5K Run, Craft Show, Wine Tasting and Art Show, Queens luncheon, lantern tours and the largest night time illuminated Christmas Parade in Southern Ohio. Check for additions to events. Admission charged to some events. Information: 740-947-9650
See the Jingle Bell Website for more information and applications.

17
Wine Tasting and Art Show
This 21st annual Wine Tasting and Art Show will take place in downtown Waverly, Ohio, at The Grand Restaurant & Tavern from 12 to 4pm. Featuring all Ohio wines and luscious desserts with a showcase of southern Ohio artists works in nine mediums. Live entertainment rounds out this event that both informs you about the different varieties of wine and art available and also makes your visit to this event most enjoyable.
Admission Charged
Information: (740) 947-9650

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December

Mondays
Zumba Fitness At Pleasant Hill Manor
Zumba is now held on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Manor, 7143 US 23 S., Piketon. The cost is $4 per class. Instructor Collena Ervin. For more information, call (740) 289-2394. Come and join the fun!

13
Southern Ohio Forestland Association (SOFA) Annual meeting
See
website for details.

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