Monday, December 24
What: Gingerbread Festival
Where: The Blennerhassett Hotel 320 Market St, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26101
When: 16th-26th 7:00-10:00 PM
Detail: 2018 Gingerbread Festival benefiting Habitat for Humanity December 10-26, 2018 Please join us in giving back and helping families in the community! Whether competing as a decorator or just looking to view the festive creations, be a part of The Blennerhassett Hotel and Habitat for Humanities’ Gingerbread Festival this Holiday Season! Donations collected throughout the exhibit from the “People’s Choice Award,” as well as the participant entry fees, will go directly yo the organization.
What: Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service
Where: Porterfield Baptist Church 39 Hollywood Dr, Little Hocking, Ohio 45742
When: Today at 7 PM – 8 PM
Detail: Join us for a time of rejoicing for the birth of Jesus and remembrance of His sacrifice at the annual Porterfield Baptist Church Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service.
What: Christmas Eve Candlelight
Where: Grace Baptist Church Parkersburg 55 Rosemar Rd, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104
When: Today at 6 PM – 7 PM
Detail: Join us for a time of rejoicing for the birth of Jesus with Carols, Candlelight and a small service.
What: Christmas Eve Service
Where: pin FBCWilliamstown 431 Highland Ave, Williamstown, West Virginia 26187
When: Today at 5 PM – 6:30 PM
Detail: Join us on Christmas Eve for an evening of praise, reflection, and communion. All three pastors will share as we center our hearts and minds on what (and who) Christmas is truly about.
What: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Where: North Parkersburg Baptist Church 3109 Emerson Ave, Parkersburg, West Virginia 26104
When: Today at 6 PM – 8:30 PM
Detail: Identical Christmas Eve Services at 6 & 7:30pm We invite you to bring your family and friends to experience the wonder and majesty of Christ at one of our identical Christmas Eve services on Monday, December 24th. Both services will include a light show, traditional Christmas music, and a special Christmas message. All Christmas Eve services are family friendly; no children’s programming will be available.
Tuesday, December 25
What: Free Tai-Chi Class
Where: Breathe: A Family Yoga Center 643 State Route 821, Building 4, Marietta, Ohio 45750
When: Every Tuesdays at 5 PM – 6 PM
Detail: Free Tai-Chi Class
What: $99 Massage and Yoga Special
Where: The Betsey Mills Club 300 4th St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
When: Tomorrow at 9 AM
Detail: For only $99 book a massage and a private yoga lesson Special pricing December 25 to December 31 bookings available after January 3 Start off 2019 with your own wellness as a priority. (Regular price $65 each /$99 special saves you $30 limited time offer – pm us for more details. )
What: Free Community Christmas Feast
Where: First Presbyterian Church, Marietta, Ohio 501 4th St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
When: Tomorrow at 1 PM – 2 PM
Detail: Come join us at First Presbyterian Church, Marietta Ohio on Christmas Day, everyone is welcome to the community feast. Doors open at noon. Reservations must be made by December 20. Meals can be delivered and begins at 10:30 a.m. The menu includes turkey, dressing, vegetables, desserts and drinks. Please call the church office for more information.
Wednesday, December 26
What: Holiday Lights Bicycle Tour
Where: First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta 232 3rd St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
When: Wednesday at 7 PM – 10 PM
Detail: It’s time for one of our favorite holiday traditions! For the 23rd year, the Marietta Holiday Lights Bicycle Tour is offered to the community by the Marietta Rowing & Cycling Club Marietta, Ohio, Marietta Adventure Company, and the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta.
Meet at the corner of Putnam and Third Streets by 7pm to depart on a tour of Marietta holiday lights! Please register inside the Unitarian church basement prior to the ride (door is on the right side of the building). Add to the fun by decorating your bicycle in festive lights! This is a perfect way to not only closeout the Holiday season but to ring in the New Year by making healthy decisions off the bat!
Every participant must wear a helmet and have front and rear bicycle lights (flash lights are acceptable). Safety is our number one priority. The ride usually lasts around 60 – 90 Minutes. Warm refreshments and cookies will be provided in the church fellowship hall after the ride.
If you can’t participate in the ride this season but would like to help in some other way, the Marietta Rowing and Cycling club will gladly accept donations of homemade cookies and other treats as well! Lets continue to spread joy throughout our community in this wonderful Holiday season. We hope to see you there!
Thursday, December 27
What: Youth 2 Youth: Anti-Bullying Club
Where: MARIETTA FAMILY YMCA 300 N 7th St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
When: Every Thursday until May 2019 at 2:30 PM
Detail: Welcome to our Anti-Bullying Club, Youth 2 Youth. The club is highly interactive and teaches students the tools and skills needed to deal with bullying, through role playing, guest speakers, activities and/or exercises. It will be delivered 90 minutes per week until the end of the year. Each lesson could have a short assignment/discussion for each of you to discuss with your child on a weekly basis. Students will receive their assignment/discussion at the end of each session.
What: Cardio Drumming
Where: Healthy Start Nutrition 216 Front St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
When: Wednesday at 6:15-7:15 PM
Detail: Friends, Fun, and Cardio!!! ALL levels welcome. Stay on track through the holidays with us
Friday, December 28
What:Exploring the Cricut
Where: BB2C Epicenter Makerspace 107 Lancaster Street Marietta, OH
When: Friday, December 28, 2018 4:30 PM 6:30 PM
Detail: This is an introductory lesson for Cricut branded vinyl cutters. Each participant will learn the basics of running a Cricut Explore Air 2, as well as Cricut design space software. You will leave the class with a personalized mug or a permanent weather proof vinyl decal. Cost: $15.00 To register call: 740-541-1224 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, December 29
What: Walk with a Doc
Where: Wayne Street Medical Campus Wayne St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
When: Every Saturday from 8 AM – 9 AM
Detail: Lace up your sneakers and join us every Saturday for Walk with a Doc.This is a free provider-led walk that will begins with a 3-5 minute educational conversation. The walk starts on our Wayne Street Medical Campus (pediatric building, 310 East 8th Street in Marietta) will follow the Marietta River Trail for one hour, but participants do not need to walk for the full hour, and may walk at their own pace and distance. For more information please contact Dr. Tom Bartsokas at (740) 374-6030.
What: New Years Party at Gator’s
Where: Gator’s 109 2nd St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
When: Saturday at 8 PM – 12 AM
Detail: We’re starting the NYE celebrations early at Gator’s on Saturday, December 29! We all have a million places to be on the 31st so why not come on out and get your Rockin’ New Year kicked off early with a new resolution and a little more cowbell! Rock on!
What: Visit with the Pioneers
Where: Campus Martius and Ohio River Museum 601 2nd St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
When: Saturday at 9:30 AM – 4 PM
Detail: Campus Martius Museum invites you to the home of General Rufus Putnam to meet with some of Marietta’s citizens from the early 19th century. Regular Museum Admission
Sunday, December 30
Events Beyond Marietta & MOV
What: The Big Explore – Free Admission Day
Where: Participating locations include: Columbus Museum of Art, COSI, Franklin Park Conservatory, National Veterans Memorial and Museum, Ohio History Center, and Wexner Center for the Arts
When: December 29, 2018
Detail: On December 29, admission to COSI will be free to the public as part of the Columbus Foundation’s The Big Explore. We expect a fun, busy day and are excited for this opportunity to engage with more of our community as part of the Columbus Foundation’s 75th Anniversary celebration!
Upcoming Events – A LOOK AHEAD
What: Crystal Gayle
Where: Peoples Bank Theatre 222 Putnam St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
When: Saturday, February 9, 2019 at 8 PM – 9:30 PM
Detail: Crystal Gayle comes to the historic Peoples Bank Theatre! Inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in January 2017 by her sister Loretta Lynn, Crystal Gayle is the first female artist in country to reach platinum status with more than 20 number one hits. Renowned for her classic recording of her timeless signature song Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue, Crystal Gayle also scored with her multi-format hits You’ve Been Talking In Your Sleep, When I Dream, Half the Way, and her duet with Eddie Rabbitt, Just You and I.
What: Amy Grant
Where: Peoples Bank Theatre 222 Putnam St, Marietta, Ohio 45750
When: Friday, June 21, 2019 at 8 PM – 9:30 PM
Detail: Conventional wisdom has it that Amy Grant put Contemporary Christian Music on the map, becoming the first CCM artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the Pop charts, and the first to perform at the GRAMMY Awards. Since then, Amy Grant has been strumming her way through a 30-plus year adventure as a singer-songwriter, author, television host and speaker.
Do you know any events outside of the MOV or events that need to be registered in advance? Leave the event in the comment. We’d love to add them to the calendar.