Around town

The Anchorage will be open for viewing Sat.

The Anchorage, at 424 George St., Marietta, will be open for viewing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Visitors will be able to access several rooms that are under restoration, including rooms not open last year. For a donation to the Anchorage Restoration Fund, children can make a Christmas craft item with Prudence Knox Burgardt from Peddler of Dreams Art Space, and “Haunted History” tours of the mansion by Hidden Marietta will be available on the hour for a $10 fee. Washington County Historical Society board members will also be on hand to explain new programs, planning,and opportunities to volunteer with the society in 2018.

Behavioral Health committee to meet

The Program Planning and Oversight Committee of the Washington County Behavioral Health Board will meet at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 at the Washington County Behavioral Health Board office, 344 Muskingum Drive, Marietta. These meetings and all meetings of the Washington County Behavioral Health Board are open to the public.

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$2 bag sale through Dec, 28 at pantry

A $2 bag sale will be held through Dec. 28 at the thrift store of the Western Washington County Food Pantry, 18 High St., Vincent. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday.

¯ For information: 740-678-1065 or 740-678-2189.

Children’s Choir to perform Saturday

The Marietta Children’s Choir will perform its third annual Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church in Marietta. Enjoy a beautiful evening of music directed by Danielle Taylor and accompanied by Karen Picard Young, with guest percussionist Scott Kitchen. The concert is free and open to the public. Goodwill donations will be accepted.

¯ For information: Danielle Taylor at

Submit photos for publication in paper

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.

From local reports