Around town

Civil War Roundtable meets Sept. 21

The next regular meeting of the Civil War Round Table of the Mid-Ohio Valley is 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 21 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 320 Second St., Marietta; speaker will be Dan Welch, author and former education coordinator for the Gettysburg Foundation. Presentation is entitled Give Them Rocks: Stonewall Jackson’s Stand at Second Manassas. This presentation supports the CWRT’s Fall 2017 Field Trip to Bull Run/Manassas National Battlefield, Antietam National Battlefield and multiple other sites in and near Washington, D.C. on Oct 12 to 15, 2017. Contact Leight Murray at (740) 706-2575 or with questions about the regular meeting or field trip. Proceeds from the field trip will be used to fund the CWRT’s local historical marker project.

The meeting is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. Small donations will be accepted to defray a portion of the cost of the meeting.

Churchtown ancestry materials available

The Churchtown and surrounding area ancestry materials recently provided by Gus Letto will be open to the public on the second Sunday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in the Convent building next to St. John the Baptist Church at 17784 OH-676.

Additional hours may be arranged upon request. Contact: Nancy Arnold at or 614-975-0592.

Ballroom dance class starts Sept. 29

A “Brand New Beginner” Ballroom Dance Class will be starting on Friday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. at the Betsey Mills Club Gym. The class will be taught by Instructor Bill Held and assisted by Sue Montera.

The cost is $100 per couple for 10 hours of group classes. Contact Sue Montera at or at 740-376-0775 with questions or to pre-register. Please come at least 15 minutes early for the first class.

Salem Twp. VFD

dinner, drawing

The 8th annual Salem Township VFD Dinner & Drawing is Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Holy Smoke Event Center, 6825 State Route 821, Whipple.

No persons under age 18 permitted, doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., drawing will follow. Cost is $50 per ticket; gun raffles, 50/50, last chance drawing, choice of chicken or steak dinner; to reserve tickets, call Marcella Fleming at (740) 585-2546; only 300 tickets will be sold; make checks payable to Salem Twp. VFD/mail to: Marcella Fleming, 8735 State Route 821, Lower Salem, Ohio 45745; $2,000 grand prize.

Saturday, Sept. 23, is the Run with the Eagles Dice Run, sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #3665, 110 5th Street,

Beverly, Ohio. All vehicles welcome. First out at 11 a.m. Last out by 1 p.m. $10 single/$15 couple. Food, door prizes, 50/50 & more.

Mid Ohio Valley Players presents auditions for the Youth Theatre production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Sept. 24, 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. at the theater, 229 Putnam St., in Marietta. Youth Theatre is open to all interested area 6th-12th-graders. Please no younger children.

Directed by JR Wells. Production dates Dec. 8, 9 and 10. Visit for more information.

The Barlow Library will be hosting a free program “Ohio Night Stalkers.” Join M. Feltner & M. Miller, Bigfoot researchers & lecturers as they discuss their field research and photographic evidence. They will share stories, footprint casts, and their thrilling audio tracks from the chilly night in October of 2014 when they were followed in Adams County Ohio. This event is free and open to the public.

This event is Saturday, Oct. 7 at 1 p.m. at the Barlow Library, State Route 339.