Around town

Times wants photos of decorations

The Times will feature photos of area Christmas decorations on page two of the paper during the weeks leading up to Christmas. If you would like to nominate an outdoor display, please send an email describing it to Art Smith at The display should be clearly visible from a public area. You can also email photos for possible inclusion to the same address.

Holiday Loft Tour

Saturday night

The annual Holiday Loft Tour will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday in downtown Marietta. Tickets are $15 online at and $20 at the door for the tour, which offers visits to upper-floor businesses and residences around downtown Marietta.

There will be 10 tour stop locations in Harmar Village, Front Street, Second Street and Putnam Street, along with four bonus locations.

Marietta Children’s Choir to perform

The Marietta Children’s Choir will perform with the Marietta College Concert Choir, Women’s Choir and Floodstage at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption, 506 Fourth St., Marietta, at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6. The concert is free and open to the public.

Santa run coming to Oak Grove Dec. 10

Oak Grove Volunteer Fire and Rescue will hold its annual Santa run on the afternoon of Dec. 10. Children should listen for the fire truck siren to announce Santa’s arrival on their street.

Community meal Dec. 6 at Barlow church

A community meal will be held at Barlow Presbyterian Church from 11 to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 6. The menu is chicken and noodles, mac and cheese, green beans, rolls, salad and desserts.

River of Life Church hosts free dinner

River of Life Church, located at 200 Franklin St., will be hosting a Thanksgiving/Christmas community dinner free and open to everyone at 5 p.m. Friday. Offered will be turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, desserts and all the fixings.