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Weekender Briefs: Join OU Hillel for virtual Shabbat, parade in place with Passion Works

Friday, October 30

A Peace of My Mind: American Stories Exhibit at 10 a.m. hosted by Parkersburg Art Center, 725 Market Street. Connect with the stories of others through art at the Parkersburg Art Center. Featuring portraits and personal stories, John Noltner's A Peace of My Mind: American Stories seeks to bridge divides and spark conversations. This multimedia exhibit highlights shared humanity in our increasingly polarized world.

Admission: $2 for the public, free for members

Trunk or Treat at 5:30 p.m. hosted by The Market on State with Global Gymnastics, 1006 E State Street. Get in the Halloween spirit in a socially-distant fashion. With themed trunks set up by local businesses, kids can “trick or treat” for fun goodies. Masks are required.

Admission: Free

Virtual Shabbat at 6 p.m. hosted by Hillel at Ohio University via Zoom. Join OU Hillel for a student-led, virtual Shabbat. Although the event is online, students are still encouraged to lead prayer, offer a D'var or contribute musically.

Admission: Free

Saturday, October 31

Level One Flameworking: Black Cat at 11 a.m. hosted by Hocking College at the Visual Arts Center. Pick up the skill of flameworking with instructor Sabrina Suman.

Participants will create a small black cat using glass rods and a torch. Beginners are welcome.

Admission: $35

Honey for the Heart Parade in Place at 1 p.m. hosted by Passion Works Studio at Jaycee Ball Fields. Come see Honey for the Heart giant puppets, costumes, music, goodies and surprises, all from the safety of your car. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes and decorate their cars for this “parade in place.” The event features music from Professor Bubblemaker, DJ B-Funk and the famous Passion Works Music Box.

Admission: Free

Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum at 5 p.m. hosted by the Southeast Ohio History Center, 100 Ridges Circle. Walk and talk about the history of the famed Athens Asylum, the renowned landscaped grounds, historic cemeteries and the evolution of mental health treatment from the inception of this storied institution with long-time Asylum employee George Eberts. The tour will last for roughly two hours and will occur rain or shine.

Admission: $15 for Southeast Ohio History Center Members, $18 for Regular Non-Member Adults, $10 for Students with a Student ID, free for children 12 and under.

Sunday, November 1

Strong Challenge at 9 a.m. hosted by the Parkersburg YMCA, 1800 30th Street. 

Strengthen your mind and body during this FREE, virtual six-week challenge. All community members are invited to participate and join the YMCA of Parkersburg’s STRONG Challenge Community Facebook Group, which offers motivation, challenges, workouts and giveaways.

Admission: Free 


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