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Jan. 26

Shawnee State University will be hosting a blood drive in the Morris University Center, located at 940 2nd Street, Portsmouth. Call 740-351-3662 or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. Please bring Red Cross donor card or a photo ID. Walk-ins are welcome.

Jan. 27

Chris Sutton will be performing at Port City Cafe and Pub, 424 Chillicothe Street in Portsmouth from 8-11 p.m.

Jan. 28

Alan Reed will be performing at Port City Cafe and Pub, 424 Chillicothe Street in Portsmouth from 8-11 p.m.

Jan. 30

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.

Jan. 31

All Saints Episcopal Church, 610 4th Street, will be hosting a community blood drive from 12:30-5 p.m. Call 740-354-3293 or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment. Please bring Red Cross donor card or a photo ID. Walk-ins are welcome.

The Vern Riffe Center for the Arts and the Southern Ohio Performing Arts Association will be hosting a creative listening tour at the Scioto County Welcome Center located at 342 2nd Street from 4-5:30 p.m. everyone is invited to join a conversation with their neighbors about creative expression in the Portsmouth community. Light snacks and refreshments will be served. An R.S.V.P. 24 hours prior to the Vern Riffe Center Box Office at 740-351-3600 would be appreciated so we are sure to have enough food.

Feb. 1

The fifth anniversary of World Hijab Day, stand in solidarity with muslim women worldwide by wearing a hijab on this day. For more information, please visit www.worldhihjabday.com

Port City Cafe and Pub, 424 Chillicothe Street, will be hosting the first-Wednesday open mic poetry night in the club room from 7-9 p.m.

Ongoing Events

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 Clark Planetarium at Shawnee State University hosts free public shows every Monday and Thursday at 7 p.m. The Planetarium is located in the Advanced Technology Building on campus at 94 2nd Street, Portsmouth. For more information, call 740-351-3147 or email planetarium@shawnee.edu

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.