Around town

Barlow Bluebells to hold plant exchange

The Barlow Bluebells Garden Club will hold its annual plant exchange at 1 p.m. May 20 at the Barlow Library. Bring your plants to exchange for others.

Marietta board

orientation meeting

Marietta City Schools will be having a special board meeting at 12:30 p.m. Monday at the board office. The meeting will be a board orientation about board directives and any other matter that may arise. The regular board meeting for May is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. May 21.

Waterford High

Alumni Banquet

The Waterford High School Alumni Banquet will be held on May 26 at the high school building. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased by May 18. They are available at the following places: B&W Pharmacy, The Citizens Bank, First Impressions Salon, Jukebox Pizza, Turner’s One Stop Shop, The Waterford Bank or by contacting Dolores Kelby, P.O. Box 492, Beverly, OH 45715 or calling her at 740-984-2142. School tours will begin at 4:30 p.m., seating begins at 5:45 and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Strawberry Festival Lunch and Bake

The annual Strawberry Festival Lunch and Bake Sale at First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., Marietta, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20. The cost is $7 for adults and $5 for children under 7. The meal includes a sandwich, chips, drink and strawberry or peach shortcake. Proceeds will go toward the general fund.

Belpre Chamber

networking lunch

Business leaders, managers, local residents, and civic and nonprofit representatives are invited to Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business Networking Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rockland United Methodist Church, 2300 Washington Blvd., Belpre. The cost is $14. The luncheon sponsor is Huntington Bank, with all chamber members and those interested in business development or networking invited. Lunch is by reservation only. Reservations can be made by calling The BACC office at 740-423-8934 or emailing

Applebee’s pancake fundraiser May 19

“Short Stacks for a Tall Cause,” an Applebee’s pancake breakfast fundraiser for The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. May 19 at Applebee’s, 482 Pike St., Marietta.

Tickets are $5 each.

and available at the HSOV (740-373-5959) or by calling Angie at 304-481-8775. Tickets are also available at the door.