Matters of Graves Importance: As September turns to October, there is a lot going on

Last weekend night of September, first weekend night of October, and Chillicothe is still packed with local events? The answer to that YES. There is a lot of me in this week's MOGI and for that I make zero apologies. This is my column. I do what I want. Kind of. Not really. What I really want you to do is check out these upcoming events in town so let’s go.

Learn about history and have fun doing it on Saturday, Oct. 1 and Sunday, Oct. 2. The Brigade of the American Revolution is hosting a Revolutionary War Reenactment at Adena Mansion. The event is free with single day parking $10 and two day parking $15. For more information visit adenamansion.com, email info@adenamansion.com, or call 740-772-1500.

Friday night LoriG Comedy brings Cincinnati comic Chris Siemer to Dickey's Barbecue Pit. The show features me and Blair Harsha will be joining us for a guest set. The laughs begin at 7:30 p.m. Steiner's Speakeasy (honored as one of America’s Great Bourbon Bars by Greatbourbon.com) welcomes Americana/folk musician Eric Bolander to the Speakeasy stage. This is a ticketed event and purchases may be made on Eventbrite or at the door.

The Barn on Blain 2022 Comedy Series will hold the last show on Saturday, Oct. 1 with me, Jesse Nutt, and Michael Wells. All ticket sales from this show will go to the Pioneer School Tim Tebow “Night to Shine” prom fund. Show tickets are available on Eventbrite. All four previous shows sold out. For music the Tippy plays the Crosskeys Tavern from 8 to 11 p.m.

On Sunday, Oct. 2 the Chillicothe First Assembly of God (located at 2580 Western Avenue) will host their Fall Harvest Festival from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Kids can enjoy hay rides, a pumpkin patch, carnival games, and more. This event is free and open to the community.

JerkyPro, the official jerky of eSports, is opening its first retail store at 486 South Paint Street and the ribbon cutting ceremony is Monday, Oct. 3 at 4:30 p.m. I have the honor of emceeing the #NuclearChallenge jerky eating contest. Only brave souls need to enter because I smelled the stuff and went 25% blind in my left eye for about thirty seconds. There will be a “Soothing Station” with milk and other “my mouth is on fire” necessities. You are welcome friends because that was my idea.

Looking ahead…LoriG Comedy is partnering with Cheryl’s House of Hope for a dinner and a show event on Friday, October 14 at St. Paul’s Parish Hall. Your $50 ticket includes appetizers, dinner, dessert, and drink plus the show. All proceeds benefit CHH, a nonprofit 501c3 organization that provides multiple services to the community including transitional housing for women and their children while they are in the recovery phase of substance abuse disorder. Tickets may be purchased on Eventbrite or at 912 East Main Street Chillicothe.

I am also working with The Recovery Council for a comedy show on Nov. 18 at the Pioneer School. Tickets are $8 and will be available at the RC beginning October 3rd. Joining me on stage will be the hilarious Jay Armstrong. Jay performs nationwide for Narcotics Anonymous and he is coming to our town in November. The Pioneer Center will be hosting a spaghetti dinner prior to the show as a fundraiser. Two ways to support our community in one night

Until next time. I hope to see you out and laughing.

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Lori Graves
Lori Graves

This article originally appeared on Chillicothe Gazette: As September turns to October, there is a lot going on in Ross County