Mid-Ohio Valley residents will have a number of activities and events to choose from as they celebrate the end of 2010 and the arrival of 2011.
Some of those include:
The Blennerhassett Hotel in downtown Parkersburg will be hosting a "Glamour Baby" New Year's Eve party on Friday to ring in 2011. There will be live music by Columbus group Luxury Brown for the '50s era party.
The hotel's New Year's Eve package includes overnight accommodations for two, hors d'oeuvres all evening, a midnight buffet, a cash bar and a champagne toast.
A New Year's Eve Bluegrass Show will be held Friday at the Belpre Shrine Club Building at 1225 Blennerhassett Ave.
Admission is $15 for singles and $25 for couples, with children 12 and under admitted free. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music starts at 8, featuring The Hart Brothers and Idletymes Band. For more information, contact (304) 422-6956 or (740) 662-2051.
North Bend State Park at Cairo is offering special packages for New Year's Eve. The park lodge will host a dinner from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and a dance with live music by the Russell Ahner Band from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will also be snacks, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.
There are separate prices for singles and couples for the dinner and dance, with or without overnight lodging. For more information or reservations, call North Bend at (304) 643-2931.
On New Year's Eve, the Holiday Inn in Marietta will be offering a special package for couples that includes admittance to a dance party in Brandy's Lounge with music from a DJ. The package will also include champagne, party favors, a midnight buffet and a New Year's Day brunch.
For more information, call 374-9660.
Also on Friday, the Lafayette Hotel in downtown Marietta will feature a New Year's Party with music by local band Hip Pocket. There will be a midnight buffet, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight.
For reservations or overnight accommodation information, call 1-800-331-9336 or 373-5522.
The Adelphia Music Hall in The Galley at 203 Second St. in Marietta will host a New Year's Eve party with classic rock by local band The Fossils.
A gourmet dinner will begin at 7 p.m., and music will start at 8:30 with a champagne toast at midnight. Tickets are $75 a person. For more information, call 374-8278 or online at www.thegallerymarietta.com.
A New Year's Eve dance is being sponsored by American Legion Post 159 in Williamstown.
Pethtel Productions will play music from 9 p.m to 1 a.m. Appetizers, sauerkraut and kielbasa and a cash bar will be offered. The cost is $10 a person or $15 a couple, and the event is open to the public.
The 14th Avenue Gospel Mission Church in Parkersburg will have its annual New Year's Eve Watch Service on Friday, beginning with a dinner in the fellowship hall at 8 p.m. The service will begin at 9 with special music being provided by Forgiven 4 from Gallipolis.
For more information, call (304) 428-6314.
Chesterville United Methodist Church Charge will present a New Year's Eve Biblical Celebration at the church on Chesterville Road in Mineral Wells.
The event is open to the public. There will be an open-mic gospel sing at 8 p.m., with fellowship and snack time at 10. Communion will take place at 11 p.m., and participants pray the New Year in beginning at 11:30 p.m.
For more information, call (304) 588-2109.
A New Year's Eve Party will be held Friday at the Knights of Columbus Hall at Churchtown on Ohio 676 west of Marietta.
Doors open at 7 p.m., and music will be offered from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. with a meal at 10. The cost is $40 per couple, and there will be beer, mixers and snacks, a euchre area and party favors.
For more information, call (740) 896-2117.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5108 will hold a Surf and Turf New Year's Eve dinner party from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at the post at 319 Pike St. in Marietta.
The cost is $15 a person and includes dinner, dance, party favors and pork and kraut at midnight. Music will be provided by Pickin' On Country from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
To sign up, call 374-9038.
The Baptist Temple of Parkersburg will hold its annual free community dinner at 1 p.m. on New Year's Day at the church, at 19th Street and Park Avenue in Parkersburg.
For more information, contact the church at 304-428-4494.
A bluegrass music jam will begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at River's Edge Activity Center on Ohio 7 between Fly and Sardis.
The public and all bluegrass and old-time country music bands are welcome. There will be food, camping and a 50/50 drawing.
For more information, call (740) 213-3285 or (740) 865-2288.