Around town

Pet Day in the Park

2-4 p.m. Sunday

Order of the Eastern Star, District 25, South East Team 3 will be hosting “A Pet Day in the Park” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in East Muskingum Park in Marietta. There will be portraits of your pets, children’s activities, contests to participate in with your pets, including tail wagging, best dressed, look-alike and more. Volunteers from the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley will be there with dogs and cats to adopt. All donations of pet supplies will be presented to the humane society. Donations needed include Purina Dog/Puppy Cow, Purina Cat/Kitten Chow, Purina Gentle Cat Chow (purple bag), kitty litter, dog/cat toys, OdoBan, paper towels, bleach, laundry soap (HE), Dawn dish soap (blue), white copy paper, flea drops (dogs and cats).

¯ For information: Jan Emge, 740-96-2944.

DAV volunteers at Walmart May 25

Volunteers of the local chapter of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will be greeting the public in front of the Marietta Walmart location on May 25. Interested visitors will be able to get help with how to begin a claim for medical benefits or compensation for military service related injury or illness through the various departments of the Veterans Administration.

Folks may also join the DAV, as a veteran, or as a member of the auxiliary based on having any member of one’s extended family who ever served in the United States Military (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, any Reserve or National Guard component).

All donations will be used to support local and state work of the Disabled American Veterans to help veterans get federal benefits.

Lowell Legion to hold steak fry Saturday

The Lowell American Legion will hold a steak fry from 5 to 8 p.m. May 19 . Meals can be steak cooked to order, chicken breast, roast beef or no meat. A youth group will be selling desserts.

Help needed at

pollinator habitat

Friends of the Lower Muskingum River is looking for volunteers to help at a pollinator habitat at Luke Chute Conservation Area from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Needed is help with planting, invasive species control, trail maintenance and other aspects of making sure the pollinator habitat is off to a great start of the growing season. It’s a great way to meet other volunteers and learn about what is happening at the conservation area, as well as learn about the plants and pollinators that currently inhabit the area. No experience necessary.

— all ages and abilities are welcome.

The Washington County Board of Elections will meet at 8 a.m. May 21 to conduct the official canvass for the May 8 Primary Election and any other business that comes before the board.

¯ For information: 740-374-6828.