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Coffee break Monday at New Mat library

Monday’s Coffee Break at the New Matamoras Library will feature a history of the Lincoln Theater presented by Laura Kane from the Wetzel County Parks & Recreation Department. Opened in 1920 as a venue for both plays and films, one of the highlights of the theater’s longstanding history was when actress Gloria Swanson spoke at a screening of one of her films. Currently owned by the Parks & Recreation Department, the Lincoln is currently home to numerous community events. The program will begin at 10 a.m. in the library’s community room.

Coffee Break is a library-sponsored program held at the New Matamoras Library featuring guest speakers from around the community. Attendance is free and everyone is invited to attend. For more information or if you’re interested in speaking at a Coffee Break program, call 740-865-3386.

Post 389 to serve fish, fries, slaw Friday

Beverly Post 389 of The American Legion will have a Lent fish, fries and slaw dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. The cost is $8. There will be live music by Tyler Welch starting at 7 p.m.

Historical society to hear about CHEL farm

Peggy McPeek will bring the next program for the Western Washington County Historical Society about growing up in the 1940s on the CHEL farm in Fleming. CHEL stood for Charles and Elsie Fogel, Peggy’s great uncle and his wife who purchased the farm in the late 1930s. The farm is currently owned by Randy and Karen Henthorne. Everyone is invited to hear her stories. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the main level meeting room of the Barlow Library.

Cutler Center to hold Sunday dinner

Cutler Community Center will hold its next Third Sunday Dinner from noon to 3 p.m. March 18 at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road. This month’s dinner is hosted by the Western Washington County Seniors. The meal will include soup and a sandwich, a drink and a homemade dessert. Meals are $7 for adults or $4 for children and all proceeds benefit the Cutler Community Center. There will also be live music.

Democrats’ spring dinner March 24

The Washington County Democratic Spring Dinner will be held March 24 at the K of C Hall in Marietta. Social hour begins at 5:30 and dinner will be at 6 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling Louise Gwinn at 740-373-7715.

From local reports

Democratic Headquarters, 227 Putnam St., will be open and staffed Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. through the May 8 primary election.

The next meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. March 29 at the VFW.

¯ For information: Molly Varner, 740-350-7928.

The Southeast Ohio Foodbank will be hosting a mobile pantry distribution at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 309 Seventh St., Beverly from 10 a.m. to noon March 14. Food items will be given away to income eligible families who are at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, and are residents of Washington County. Pre-registration is required by calling the Southeast Ohio Foodbank at 740-385-6813 to reserve a spot. Photo I.D. and proof of residency no more than 60 days old is required.