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FEB. 24

The Vern Riffe Center for the Arts will be presenting ‘Promises, Promises,” at 7:30. The show will run Feb. 22-25. Please contact the McKinley Box Office for tickets. www.vrfca.com or 740-351-3600.

Stop by the Party Connection, 2034 11th Street, between 5-8 p.m. for a specialty wine and craft beer tasting to benefit Portsmouth Little Theatre. Music will be provided by Keyamo Onoge and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Tickets are $20.

Irongate and Suffer will be performing at Frank-N-Stein’s, 707 Chillicothe Street at 8 p.m. to celebrate the launch of Irongate’s first CD.

Students from Shawnee State University will be hosting an International Forum, located at the University Center 940 2nd Street. International students will have a cultural presentation of their countries and home-cooked meals from their countries. Students from the nation of Pakistan shall present their culture. The event will be held from 5-8 p.m.

FEB. 25

American Legion Post 23 along with Bluebird Productions will be hosting a 70’s and 80’s themed dance party. Prizes are available from The Scioto Ribber, Sonic, Toro Loco, Vandervorts Ace Hardware, S.A.L. Bluebirds Promotions Agency. Tickets are $10 per person or $15 per couple. The party begins at 8 p.m.

The Portsmouth Players Club, 2524 17th Street will be hosting a Poker Tournament, beginning at 2 p.m. $50 buy for 4000 chips with add ons and rebuys through first break. Blinds change every 20 minutes with break after 4 blind raise. Paying back 100 percent of entries. Paying at least 3 places.

FEB. 27

Join Fr. Steve Cuff from All Saints Episcopal Church at Port City Cafe and Pub, 424 Chillicothe Street in Portsmouth for Theology on Tap, every Monday from 6-8 p.m. Held in the Club Room, everyone is invited to join for “conversations about stuff that matters.” It’s an informal discussion, so feel free to bring yourself, your friends, your questions, your faith, your doubt. For more information you can contact All Saints Episcopal Church at allsaintsportsmouth@msn.com or 740-353-7919.

FEB. 28

As part of Shawnee State University’s celebration of Black History Month, Prof. Andrew Feight will discuss his research into lost chapters of local history at the Clark Memorial Library, 940 2nd Street from 5-8 p.m.

ONGOING EVENTS

The Southern Ohio Museum and Cultural Center will be hosting an Artist’s Reception for the works of Amy Kollar Anderson, Laine Bachman, and Carrie Longley.

Greenup Dance Club, located at the Route 23 Shopping Center in Greenup. If you’re interested in learning, join classes at 11 a.m. on Saturdays, lessons are $5 per class.The dance subject will be selected by the class, no partner is required. Private lessons are available. Classes are also held Thursdays at the American Legion, Rt 60, Barboursville, 7– 8:30 p.m for $7. Call Gayle Riggs at 304-417-0134 or email rigg1209@zoominternet.net for more info or to sign up.

Shawnee State Park Lodge hosts “Third Thursdays with Steve Free.” This event is held every third Thursday of the month from 6-9 p.m.

The communities jam sessions at Riverview Retirement Center. Locals will be invited to perform or listen to good music. The event is held at 500 2nd Street, Portsmouth. It will be held every Sunday at the Riverview Retirement Center.