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Brown bag program at Campus Martius

The next Brown Baggin’ Thru History program will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the Campus Martius Museum. Admission is free. The guest speaker will be Anthony Gibbs, who will speak about Milton Holland and the 5th United States Colored Troops.

For information: 373-3750.

Fish, shrimp dinners at VFW post

VFW Post 6387 in New Matamoras will begin eight weeks of Friday night fish/shrimp dinners from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Dinners will also include french fries, cole slaw, dessert and a drink. The cost is $8.50 for adults and $4.50 for children 12 and under.

St. John students sell subs for trip

St. John Central Grade School is selling subs as a fundraiser for its biennial class trip for fifth- through eighth-graders. Sandwiches are $3.50 and can be picked up fresh today and Saturday. Orders can be placed by calling the school at 896-2697.

Lawrence Twp. meeting Monday

The Lawrence Township monthly meeting for February has been changed to 5 p.m. Monday at the Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department.

Church plans trip

to see ‘Noah’ in Pa.

The Marietta First Church of the Nazarene is planning a trip to Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pa. May 24-25. The group will be taking the bus trip to see “Noah” at the theater and a few seats are still available.

For information: 373-5406.

Harmar Hill Crime Watch meets

The Harmar Hill Neighborhood Crime Watch will meet 7 p.m. Monday at Lookout Park. Jeff Lauer, director of the Washington County Emergency Management Agency, will present the program.

Breast, cervical

cancer screenings

Breast and cervical cancer screenings and education will be provided by the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Community Health Programs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Some free tests are available. The clinic will be held on the program’s mobile health van parked at the old M&M school lot on Jefferson Street in McConnelsville.

Appointments are required by calling 1-800-844-2654.

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Spaghetti dinner benefit at Spagna’s

A spaghetti dinner benefit for Butch Morris will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Spagna’s restaurant, 301 Gilman St., Marietta. The cost in advance is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. The cost at the door will be $10. Tickets can be purchased from Sharon at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, the Harmar Tavern and Furs A Flyin Pet Grooming or by calling (740) 934-2799.

Used book sale

at Barlow library

A used book sale will be held at the Barlow Library from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 8 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9.

Beverly cemetery trustees to meet

The village of Beverly Cemetery Trustees will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday at McCurdy Funeral Home, 309 Sixth St., Beverly.

City board of health meets Monday

A special meeting of the Marietta City Board of Health will be held at 5 p.m. Monday in Room 200 of 304 Putnam St., related to the proposed merger of the city and county health departments.

Beverly committees for February

The village of Beverly committee meetings for February will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 6.

The regular council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 13.

The Board of Public Affairs meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Feb. 20.

All meetings will be held at the village office, 919 Mitchell Ave.

Free tax preparation service in Barlow

AARP Tax-Aide Free Tax Preparation in Barlow will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Barlow Library Wednesdays from Feb. 6 through April 10. No appointment is needed. The service is offered for all ages. Participants should bring Social Security cards for themselves and all dependents, all W-2s and 1099s and last year’s return.

For information: 749-0290.

Fearing Twp. VFD square dance

The Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a square dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the fire station at 1975 Stanleyville Road, Whipple. The cost is $5 per person, $8 per couple or $12 per family.

Refreshments will be served during the dance.

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Democratic women to meet Thursday

The Washington County Democratic Women’s Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday for lunch at the Marietta VFW on Pike Street. The business meeting will be held at noon.

Shrimp and beer

dinner at Post 64

A shrimp and beer dinner will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at American Legion Post 64, on the corner of Wooster and Eighth streets. The cost for dinner is $10. There will be a round and square dance from 7 to 10 p.m. with 4 Hits and A Miss. The cost is $4 per person. There will be a 50/50 drawing. The event is open to the public. A dinner and dance are held the first Friday of each month at the post.

Flu shots at Marietta Health Department

The Marietta City Health Department, 304 Putnam St., is offering flu shots on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The health department has flu vaccine for all ages in stock, including the flu mist for children and the high-dose vaccine for those over 65. There is a $10 fee for children and $25 for adults. Medicaid and Medicare are accepted.

No one is turned away due to inability to pay.

For information: 373-0611, Ext. 186.

Church fundraiser

at Cutler Center

The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Chesterhill will hold a church fundraiser at the Cutler Community Center from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9. The meal will consist of a choice of meat loaf or chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, noodles, green beans or baked beans, corn, cole slaw or potato salad, a roll, beverage and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 10. There will also be an auction during the event.

Square dance at Lowell church hall

Our Lady of Mercy Youth Group at Lowell will host a square dance from 7:30 to 10 Feb. 9 at the church hall. Admission is $3 per person, $5 per couple and $10 per family. There will be a cake walk, country store and concessions available.

Chili Cook Off

at St. Mary Church

St. Mary Church, 506 Fourth St. Marietta, will hold its annual Chili Cook Off from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the church basement. The cost is $5 for all the chili you can eat, and includes hot dogs. Everyone is invited.

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Lions club will host basket bingo Feb. 23

The Scenic Hills Lions Club will host Longaberger basket bingo Feb. 23 at St. Ambrose Church, on School House Road off Ohio 339. The doors open at 11 a.m. and bingo starts at noon.

There will be a 50/50, country store, concessions of soup, hot dogs, sloppy joes, desserts and beverages.

All proceeds will support eye care and help purchase pilot dogs for the less fortunate citizens in the club’s service territory.

  • For early registration: (304) 375-4649, 678-9278 or 236-3502.

Meeting to discuss Devola sewer project

The Washington County Commissioners will hold a community informational meeting on the Devola Sanity Sewer Improvements Project, Phase II at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Devola Volunteer Fire Department.

The commissioners, the Ohio EPA and the project consulting engineer will present important information to interested Devola residents, who will have the opportunity to ask questions of them as well.

Square dance will be held at Fearing VFD

The Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a square dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the fire station at 1975 Stanleyville Road, Whipple.

There will be music by The Buckeye Travelers. The cost is $5 per person, $8 per couple or $12 per family. Refreshments will be served during the dance.

Money management course being offered

The Ohio State University Extension in Noble County will offer the Manage Your Money course to assist individuals and families with financial basics. The self-study course begins Feb. 12.

The course will help participants know where their money goes, how to save, plan their spending, understand credit limits and how to organize financial records in six weeks. Those who want to take part must register by Feb. 4.

For information: Kristen Corry, 732-5681 or corry.10@osu.edu.

Cancer Blasters will meet on Thursday

The Belpre Cancer Blasters will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Belpre Lions Club on Murray Street. Anyone interested in joining the Relay for Life team can attend.

For information: 667-6584 or 678-2665.

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Tuesday meeting on Devola sewer project

The Washington County Commissioners will hold a community informational meeting on the Devola sanity sewer improvements project, Phase II at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Devola Volunteer Fire Department. The commissioners, the Ohio EPA and the project consulting engineer will present important information to interested Devola residents, who will have the opportunity to ask questions of them as well.

Belpre school board plans work session

The Belpre City Schools Board of Education will hold a work session at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Stone Administration Building/Early Learning Center. No board action will be taken at the meeting.

Switzerland board special meeting

The Switzerland of Ohio Local Board of Education will conduct a special board meeting at 10 a.m. Tuesday and 5 p.m. Thursday at the Central Office in Woodsfield. There will be no public participation. Both meetings will be in executive session, along with any other business deemed necessary.

Relay For Life team pancake breakfast

The Hoots Relay For Life team is sponsoring a pancake breakfast Feb. 9 at Applebee’s in Marietta. Tickets are $5.

For information: Anne Taylor, 373-6283 or ataylor@thecareercenter.net.

Chocolate on the Levee Feb. 17

The 25th annual Chocolate on the Levee will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Levee House in Marietta. Tickets are available at the door. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under and $25 for a family of four or more.

County health board meets Tuesday

The Washington County General Health District Board of Health will conduct a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room of the health department at 342 Muskingum Drive, Marietta.

Belpre Relay for Life team meeting

The Belpre Cancer Blasters will hold a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Belpre Lions Club on Murray Street. Anyone interested in joining the Relay For Life team can attend.

For information: 667-6584 or 678-2665.

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Chili cook off at

St. Mary Church

St. Mary Church, 506 Fourth St. Marietta, will hold its annual Chili Cook Off from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the church basement. The cost is $5 for all the chili you can eat, and includes hot dogs. The event is open to the public and sponsored by the Catholic Womens Club.

Program for female cancer survivors

Female cancer survivors in treatment or who have recently finished treatment are invited to a free American Cancer Society program. “The Look Good Feel Better” program teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy. Each participant will receive a free makeup kit worth $300. The program is being held at Strecker Cancer Center in Belpre from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday. Registration is required by calling 1-800-227-2345.

WSCC trustees

to meet Monday

The Washington State Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Monday in the Center for Business & Technology on the college campus.

Masonic Lodge soup luncheon in Beverly

The Beverly Masonic Lodge will hold a soup luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 10. There will be all-you-can-eat soup, sandwiches and dessert. Donations will be accepted. Carry out and delivery is available by calling 984-2826.

Winter craft show

at Harmar Center

Boys & Girls Club/Harmar Community Center will hold a Craft and Vendor Winter Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 2 at the center, 307 Lancaster St. Admission is $2. There will be a raffle and food available for purchase throughout the day.

Betsey chicken

pot pie fundraiser

The Betsey Mills Club’s Chicken Pot Pie Fundraiser ‘Comfort Food at Its Finest’ will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 22 (takeout only) and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (dine-in) and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (takeout) Feb. 23. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets are on sale now at The Betsey Mills Club.

For information: 373-4981 or www.betseymills.org.

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Fracking Interest Group to organize

The Southeast Ohio Fracking Interest Group will hold an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday to discuss the group’s plans for 2013. Anyone interested in working to educate Washington County citizens about oil and gas drilling and injection wells is welcome to attend. The meeting will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 232 Third St., Marietta.

For information: “mailto:seofig@gmail.com”>seofig@gmail.com.

WSCC trustees

to meet Monday

The Washington State Community College Board of Trustees will meet at 4 p.m. Monday for its monthly meeting in the Center for Business & Technology Room 103/105 on the college campus.

‘Courageous’ to be shown in Lowell

The movie “Courageous” will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s Evangelical Church, 312 Fourth St., Lowell. The movie is free and open to the public.

Night of songs, food at Cutler Center

Jim Blair and Friends will hold a sing at the Cutler Community Center from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 2. There will be homemade soups, desserts, sandwiches and drinks available at the canteen. The third Sunday sings are scheduled to being again in March.

Heart-shaped

cookies’ fundraiser

The Angels Among Us Relay For Life team is selling 12-inch, heart-shaped cookies for $12. Options are chocolate chip or sugar cookies and with messages of “Be Mine,” “Happy Valentine’s Day,” or no message. Orders must be received by Feb. 3 and arrangements will be made for delivery on Feb. 13. To order, contact angelsamongus12@yahoo.com or call 525-6599.

Ragtime music

Feb. 3 at The Castle

Ragtime at The Castle with Randall Kidder will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at The Castle. For reservations call 373-4180. Individual tickets are $12.50. Discounts for members are available.

Harmar Hill Crime Watch meets

The Harmar Hill Neighborhood Crime Watch will meet 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at Lookout Park. Jeff Lauer, director of the Washington County Emergency Management Agency will present the program.

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Fire department square dance

The Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a square dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 2 at the fire station at 1975 Stanleyville Road, Whipple. There will be music by The Buckeye Travelers. The cost is $5 per person, $8 per couple or $12 per family. Refreshments will be served during the dance.

‘Manage Your Money’ course

The Ohio State University Extension in Noble County will offer the “Manage Your Money” course to assist individuals and families with financial basics. The self-study course begins Feb. 12. The course will help participants know where their money goes, how to save, plan their spending, understand credit limits and how to organize financial records in six weeks. Those who want to take part must register by Feb. 4.

For information: Kristen Corry, 732-5681 or corry.10@osu.edu.

Valentine Dinner Dance for Autism

The third annual Valentine Dinner Dance for Autism will be held Feb. 9 at the Lafayette Hotel’s Grand Sternwheel Ballroom in Marietta. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6, a live auction at 7 and dancing at 8.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Aletha’s Florist at Second and Greene streets or contacting Nicole Vannoy at 373-5739. All proceeds benefit the Autism Center of Southeastern Ohio.

Workshop about dealing with grief

House Of The Forgiven church, 535 BF Goodrich Road, Marietta will begin a “Walking Through Grief” group in March. The group will meet for six weeks to help those participating with the loss of loved ones. Those that are interested in taking part can contact Pastor Sherry Ritchie at 629-7735.

Soup, sandwich meal at Palmer

A public soup and sandwich meal will be served at the Palmer Community Building on Ohio 676 from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. A variety of soups, sandwiches and desserts will be available for a freewill donation. The event, sponsored by the Palmer United Methodist Church, will benefit the newly installed township fire hydrant as well as Community Building upkeep. Everyone is welcome.

For information: 749-3223.

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Square dance at fire station in Whipple

The Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a square dance from 8 to 11 p.m. Feb. 2 at the fire station at 1975 Stanleyville Road, Whipple. There will be music by The Buckeye Travelers. The cost is $5 per person, $8 per couple or $12 per family. Refreshments will be served during the dance.

Money management course begins Feb. 12

The Ohio State University Extension in Noble County will offer the Manage Your Money course to assist individuals and families with financial basics. The self-study course begins Feb. 12. The course will help participants know where their money goes, how to save, plan their spending, understand credit limits and how to organize financial records in six weeks. Those who want to take part must register by Feb. 4.

For information: Kristen Corry, 732-5681 or corry.10@osu.edu.

Dinner Dance for Autism set for Feb. 9

The third annual Valentine Dinner Dance for Autism will be held Feb. 9 at the Lafayette Hotel’s Grand Sternwheel Ballroom in Marietta. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6, a live auction at 7 and dancing at 8.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Aletha’s Florist at Second and Greene streets or contacting Nicole Vannoy at 373-5739. All proceeds benefit the Autism Center of Southeastern Ohio.

Church will begin ‘grief’ group in March

House Of The Forgiven church, 535 BF Goodrich Road, Marietta, will begin a “Walking Through Grief” group in March. The group will meet for six weeks to help those participating with the loss of loved ones.

  • To participate: Pastor Sherry Ritchie at 629-7735.

Public is invited to a soup, sandwich meal

A public soup and sandwich meal will be served at the Palmer Community Building on Ohio 676 from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. A variety of soups, sandwiches and desserts will be available for a freewill donation. The event, sponsored by the Palmer United Methodist Church, will benefit the newly installed township fire hydrant as well as Community Building upkeep. Everyone is welcome.

For information: 749-3223.

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Virginia St. lane restrictions planned

Beginning Monday there will be lane restrictions on Virginia Street in the Marietta/Harmar area to allow a contractor to begin setting up platforms for a bridge painting project on the Ohio 7 overpass. This work will be performed using temporary lane closures that will be placed in the morning around 7:30 a.m. and taken down the same day around 6 p.m. Traffic will be maintained by a flagger. The restrictions are expected to last about a week.

Prom fashion show Sunday in Vienna

The Project Prom 2013 Fashion Show will be held Sunday at the Grand Pointe Hotel in Vienna, W.Va. The show, sponsored by Elizabeth Michaels Boutique, will showcase the latest fashion, makeup, and hair styles for 2013 prom. The doors open to the public at noon and the show starts at 1:30 with a dance performance from Gels Dance studio, followed by a fashion show. A prom dress will be given away, as well as gifts by some of the vendors. Local schools sell tickets to our show and keep 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit their proms.

Acrylics painting classes planned

An acrylic painting class will be taught by Debra Cain beginning at 1 p.m. Wednesday. There will be four classes. The class is open to the public and has a limited class size, so reservations should be made. The $25 fee includes instruction; participants should bring their basic art kit including acrylic primary colors, brushes and canvas board.

For information: 373-3914.

Ewing School pool closing for repairs

The Ewing School pool will be closed starting Monday for repairs. The re-opening date will be announced after work is complete.

Live music benefit Saturday at VFW

A live music benefit for Kyra Carpenter will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Marietta VFW Post #5108, 319 Pike St. Carpenter is a teen who has been diagnosed with leukemia. There will be a $5 cover charge. The menu will include chili and corn bread and hot dogs. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 with music by Hardriven, Band of Brothers and Rajin River. All the money raised will go to Carpenter.

For information: Lura Williams, (304) 917-4102.

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Martial arts for high school students

The Right Path for Washington County is partnering with Bigley Studio in Marietta and Wagner Studio in Beverly to offer a six-week martial arts training for area high school students. This is an opportunity to strengthen mind, spirit and body by building self esteem, setting goals and committing to a healthy lifestyle. This free training is provided by the Marietta Community Foundation. Washington County high school students interested in participating should call Cathy Harper at 374-6990.

Classes will begin in the next two weeks.

Small Business

Center workshop

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Marietta will hold its next Basis of a Successful Start workshop from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Washington State Community College’s Infinite Learning Center in the library building.

The first half of the workshop will provide potential business owners with information on how to get a business started. The second half of the workshop guides participants through the process of preparing a business plan, defining their target customer and identifying the competition. The workshop is free but registration is required. Registration is accepted until 4 p.m. the day before the event by calling Julie Wharton or Pamela Lankford at 373-5150 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or emailing anytime at sbdc@wscc.edu or jgraham@sbdcmarietta.org

Smoke detectors available in Devola

The Devola Volunteer Fire Company will be donating a limited number of smoke detectors to East Muskingum Township residents in need. The alarms are available due to a donation from the Hancock Charitable Fund, via the Marietta Community Foundation.

For information: Joanne, 374-5632.

Stories, crafts, treats at Marietta library

Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to come to the Marietta Library for an hour of stories, crafts and treats at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26 in the Marietta Library meeting room, 615 Fifth St.

Registration is required, by stopping by the Youth Services department or calling 373-1057, Ext. 219.

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Relay For Life fundraiser dinner

Tunnel-Warren Relay For Life will hold a fundraiser dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Tunnel Church, on Ohio 550 four miles west of Marietta. The menu includes a choice of five soups, with ham sandwiches, desserts and beverages. The cost is a donation, with all proceeds going to Relay For Life (American Cancer Society).

For information: 373-3744.

Crafting winter

show in Harmar

Boys & Girls Club/Harmar Community Center will hold a Craft and Vendor Winter Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 2 at the center, 307 Lancaster St. Admission is $2. There will be a raffle and food available for purchase throughout the day.

Williamstown Eagles hold square dance

The Williamstown Eagles will hold a square dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday with 4 Hits and a Miss. There will be food available, cake walks and a 50/50 drawing. There is a $4 cover charge.

For information: 984-2998.

Service center board to meet Thursday

The Ohio Valley Educational Service Center Governing Board will hold its organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Lori’s Restaurant in Caldwell. The regular board meeting will follow the organizational meeting.

Time to register for library programs

Registration is under way at the New Matamoras Library for the winter/spring Toddler Time and Story Hour programs. Toddler Time is an interactive program for 2-and-3-year-olds and their parent/caregiver. Story Hour is for 4-and-5-year-olds. Both programs feature stories, crafts, creative play and music. They will begin Feb. 6. Registration is required by calling 865-3386.

County health

office holds clinics

The Washington County Health Department, 342 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, sponsors weekly immunization clinics from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. The fee is $10 per shot for childhood vaccinations or the Ohio Medical Card is accepted as well as Anthem insurance. No one will be turned away for inability to pay for childhood immunizations.

For information: 374-2782, Ext. 1018.

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‘Manage Your Money’ course

The Ohio State University Extension in Noble County will offer the “Manage Your Money” course to assist individuals and families with financial basics. The self-study course begins Feb. 12. The course will help participants know where their money goes, how to save, plan their spending, understand credit limits and how to organize financial records in six weeks. Those who want to take part must register by Feb. 4.

For information: Kristen Corry, (740) 732-5681 or corry.10@osu.edu.

Mountaintop removal video

The Marietta-Washington County League of Women Voters will present the video “The Lost Mountain” at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the downstairs Fellowship Hall of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, Third and Putnam streets in Marietta. The video concerns mountain top removal. The meeting is open to the public.

For information: Caroline Putnam: 373-4510.

Free martial arts training for students

The Right Path for Washington County is partnering with Bigley Studio in Marietta and Wagner Studio in Beverly to offer a six-week martial arts training for area high school students. This is an opportunity to strengthen mind, spirit and body by building self esteem, setting goals and committing to a healthy lifestyle. This free training is provided by the Marietta Community Foundation. Washington County high school students interested in participating should call Cathy Harper at 374-6990. Classes will being in the next two weeks.

Board of elections meets Wednesday

The Washington County Board of Elections will hold its regular monthly meeting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday in the board conference room.

For information: 374-6828.

Genealogical society meets Saturday

The Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Marietta Library basement meeting room, 615 Fifth St., Marietta. The program will be a sharing session of genealogy problems and finds. Members are encouraged to bring a picture, question, etc., to share with the group. Visitors are always welcome.

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FFA square dance will be held Saturday

The Marietta FFA January square dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday in the Washington County Junior Fair Building. The cost is $5 per person, $8 per couple or $12 per family.

Free throw contest at St. Mary School

The annual Marietta Knights of Columbus, Council #478, Free Throw Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary School in Marietta. The event is free and open to all boys and girls ages 10 to 14. Winners at the council level advance to district competition in February.

  • For early registration or more information: Jim Gottfried at 525-9500.

Valentine dinner and dance for autism set

The third annual Valentine Dinner Dance for Autism will be held Feb. 9 at the Lafayette Hotel’s Grand Sternwheel Ballroom in Marietta. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6, a live auction at 7 and dancing at 8.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Aletha’s Florist at Second and Greene streets or contacting Nicole Vannoy at 373-5739. All proceeds benefit the Autism Center of Southeastern Ohio.

Community dinner at River of Life Church

A community dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at River of Life Church, 200 Franklin St., Marietta. The menu will include homemade soups, breads and desserts.

Civil War roundtable will meet Thursday

The next regular meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of the Mid-Ohio Valley will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at Campus Martius Museum, 601 Second St.

George A. Hall, an author and historian from Parkersburg, will speak on the “Moccasin Rangers” and related incidents that followed the Civil War.

The event is free and open to the public.

For information: Bill Reynolds, 373-3750.

Legal advice clinic will be at St. Luke’s

The Washington County Bar Association and Southeastern Ohio Legal Services will hold its next free advice clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta. Walk-ins are welcome. The clinics are for Washington County residents unable to afford legal representation (less than 187 percent of the poverty guideline).

For information: 374-2629.

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Barlow Twp. trustees to meet Monday

The Barlow Township Trustees have scheduled their regular meeting for 9 a.m. Monday. They will have a special meeting to discuss garbage bids at 7 p.m. Monday.

Post 159 plans pulled pork dinner

American Legion Post 159 in Williamstown will hold a pulled pork dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Jinx band will perform at 9 p.m. The cost is $6 per person.

Soup, sandwich meal at Palmer

A public soup and sandwich meal will be served at the Palmer Community Building on Ohio 676 from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 26. A variety of soups, sandwiches and desserts will be available for a freewill donation. The event, sponsored by the Palmer United Methodist Church, will benefit the newly installed township fire hydrant as well as Community Building upkeep. Everyone is welcome.

For information: 749-3223.

Beverly Eagles hold steak fry Saturday

The Beverly Eagles will hold a steak fry at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $10. For carry out, call 984-4733.

Longaberger Basket Bingo Feb. 23

The Scenic Hills Lions Club will host Longaberger Basket Bingo Feb. 23 at St. Ambrose Church, on School House Road off Ohio 339. The doors open at 11 a.m. and Bingo starts at noon. For early registration call 304-375-4649, 678-9278 or 236-3502. There will be a 50/50, country store, concessions of soup, hot dogs, sloppy joes, desserts and beverages. All proceeds will support eye care and help purchase pilot dogs for the less fortunate citizens in the club’s service territory.

Library has hour

for children’s fun

Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to come to the Marietta Library for an hour of stories, crafts and treats at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26 in the Marietta Library meeting room, 615 Fifth St. Registration is required, by stopping by the Youth Services department or calling 373-1057, Ext. 219.

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Relay For Life team captains meeting

The Washington County Relay For Life will have a team captains meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Belpre Strecker Cancer Center.

For information: Chad Gardner, chad.gardner@cancer.org.

Marietta FFA square dance on Jan. 19

The Marietta FFA January Square Dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Washington County Junior Fair Building. The cost is $5 per person, $8 per couple or $12 per family.

Annual youth free throw competition

The annual Marietta Knights of Columbus, Council #478, Free Throw Contest will be held at 2 p.m. Jan. 20 at St. Mary School in Marietta. The event is free and open to all boys and girls ages 10 to 14.

Winners at the council level advance to district competition in February.

For early registration or additional information, call Jim Gottfried at 525-9500.

Senior luncheon Jan. 17 in Reno

The Marietta Township senior luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 17 at the Marietta Township Park and Recreation Center, 260 Sandhill Road, Reno. All senior citizens are invited to attend. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

Fair board spaghetti fundraiser Saturday

The Washington County Fair Board will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Junior Fair Building at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The cost is a donation.

For information: Paul, 525-2803.

Benefit gospel sing at Cutler Center

A benefit gospel sing, auction and dinner for the Cline and Hysell family will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cutler Community Center. The family had a house fire and lost nearly everything. Singers will include LuLu Mayle, Kayla Sparkman, Kay Cook, Irvin Mayle, Jeff Norman and Tim King. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Donations for the auction and family are being accepted.

For information: Irvin Mayle, 551-2204 or Amanda Mayle, 525-3580.

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Barlow Twp. trustees meet Monday

The Barlow Township trustees have scheduled their regular meeting for 9 a.m. Monday. They will have a special meeting to discuss garbage bids at 7 p.m. Monday.

Crafts, stories, treats for kids at library

Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to come to the Marietta Library for an hour of stories, crafts and treats at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 26 in the Marietta library’s meeting room, 615 Fifth St. Registration is required, by stopping by the Youth Services department, or calling 373-1057, Ext. 219.

Valentine’s dinner, dance for autism

The third annual Valentine Dinner Dance for Autism will be held Feb. 9 at the Lafayette Hotel’s Grand Sternwheel Ballroom in Marietta. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6, a live auction at 7 and dancing at 8.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Aletha’s Florist at Second and Greene streets or contacting Nicole Vannoy at 373-5739. All proceeds benefit the Autism Center of Southeastern Ohio.

Weekly clinics at county health office

The Washington County Health Department, 342 Muskingum Drive, Marietta, sponsors weekly immunization clinics from 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays.

The fee is $10 per shot for childhood vaccinations or the Ohio Medical Card is accepted as well as Anthem insurance. No one will be turned away for inability to pay for childhood immunizations.

For information: 374-2782, Ext. 1018.

Warren Water

meets at fire station

The Warren Community Water and Sewer Association will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Warren Fire Station #1 on Ohio 550. Three trustees will be elected.

River of Life Church community dinner

A community dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Jan. 18 at River of Life Church, 200 Franklin St., Marietta. The menu will include homemade soups, breads and desserts.

Pulled pork dinner

at Legion Post 159

There will be a pulled pork dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 159 in Williamstown. The Jinx band will perform at 9 p.m. The cost is $ 6 per person.

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Pulled pork dinner

at Legion Post 159

There will be a pulled pork dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 159 in Williamstown. The Jinx band will perform at 9 p.m. The cost is $ 6 per person.

Program on ‘Walking Through Grief’

House Of The Forgiven church, 535 BF Goodrich Road, Marietta will begin a “Walking Through Grief” group in March.

The group will meet for six weeks to help those participating with the loss of loved ones. Those that are interested in taking part can contact Pastor Sherry Ritchie at 629-7735.

Emergency planning committee to meet

The Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lookout Park, 801 Lancaster St., Marietta. The public is invited to attend.

Fort Frye building committee to meet

There will be a Fort Frye Local school district Buildings & Grounds Committee meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday in the superintendent’s office located at Beverly-Center Elementary School, 510 Fifth St., Beverly.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser Jan. 12

The Washington County Fair Board will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser at 5 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Junior Fair Building at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Cost is a donation.

For information: Paul, 525-2803.

Dog park volunteers seeking ideas

Marietta Community Dog Park volunteers are asking for feedback and ideas from the community. An informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lookout Park Community Center, 801 Lancaster St., Marietta. Volunteers are being sought for a working advisory board as well as people who can give an hour or two of their time on occasion. Questions can be submitted to marietttacommunitydogpark@yahoo.com.

For information: Teresa, 350-6249.

Tickets on sale for Betsey’s fundraiser

The Betsey Mills Club’s Chicken Pot Pie Fundraiser ‘Comfort Food at Its Finest’ will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 22 (takeout only) and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (dine-in) and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (takeout) Feb. 23. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Tickets are on sale now at The Betsey Mills Club.

For information: 373-4981 or www.betseymills.org.

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Fort Frye board will meet on Thursday

The Fort Frye Local Board of Education will hold its organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at Beverly-Center Elementary School, 510 5th St., Beverly.

The board’s January regular meeting will follow immediately after the conclusion of the organizational meeting.

Soup and sandwich meal at Palmer site

A public soup and sandwich meal will be served at the Palmer Community Building on Ohio 676 from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 26. A variety of soups, sandwiches and desserts will be available for a freewill donation.

The event, sponsored by the Palmer United Methodist Church, will benefit the newly installed township fire hydrant as well as Community Building upkeep.

For information: 749-3223.

Beverly Eagles plan steak fry Saturday

The Beverly Eagles will hold a steak fry at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $10. For carry out, call 984-4733.

Dog park volunteers seek feedback, ideas

Marietta Community Dog Park volunteers are asking for feedback and ideas from the community.

An informational meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Lookout Park Community Center, 801 Lancaster St., Marietta.

Volunteers are being sought for a working advisory board as well as people who can give an hour or two of their time on occasion.

Questions can be submitted to marietttacommunitydogpark@yahoo.com.

For information: Teresa, 350-6249.

Warren school board will meet on Jan. 14

The organizational meeting of the Warren Local Board of Education will be held at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 14 at the administration building in Vincent. The board’s January regular meeting will follow immediately after.

Masonic lodge will hold soup luncheon

The Beverly Masonic Lodge will hold a soup luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday with four kinds of soup, sandwiches and dessert.

Donations will be accepted. Carry-out and delivery is available by calling 984-2826.

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Beverly committee meeting next week

The village of Beverly will hold its January committee meetings at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

The regular council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 16.

The Beverly Board of Public Affairs will meet at 5 p.m. Jan. 24.

All meetings will be held at the village office, 919 Mitchell Ave.

Marietta BOE will be meeting on Monday

The Marietta City Schools Board of Education will hold its organizational meeting for 2013 at 5:30 p.m. Monday at the board of education office, 111 Academy Drive.

Shrimp, beer dinner will include dancing

American Legion Post 64, Eighth and Wooster Streets in Marietta, will hold a shrimp and beer dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $10. There will also be dancing with 4 Hits & A Miss from 7 to 10 p.m. The cost for the dance is $4 per person. The event is open to the public.

Elections board will be closed Jan. 9-11

The Washington County Board of Elections will be closed Jan. 9, 10 and 11 so the staff may attend a conference.

– For information: 374-6828.

Civil War Roundtable of the MOV will meet

The next regular meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of the Mid-Ohio Valley will be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Campus Martius Museum, 601 Second St., Marietta.

George A. Hall, an author and historian from Parkersburg, will speak on the “Moccasin Rangers” and related incidents that followed the Civil War. The Moccasin Rangers were a loose-knit band of Confederate sympathizers organized largely in Calhoun, Webster and Braxton Counties in West Virginia to operate behind Union lines.

The event is free and open to the public.

– For information: Bill Reynolds, 373-3750.

Beekeepers group meeting before expo

The Mid Ohio Valley Beekeepers’ Association will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Washington County Career Center. This will be the last meeting before the Honey Bee Expo 2013, which will be held Feb. 2 at the WVU Parkersburg Campus, with doors opening at 7:30 a.m. Guest are welcome at all meetings.

– For information: www.angelfire.com/nb/movba

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First Baptist Church hosts free lunch

There will be a free community lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at the First Baptist Church, 301 Fourth St.. All are invited to attend this free lunch.

Benefit gospel sing at Cutler center

A benefit gospel sing, auction and dinner for the Cline and Hysell family will be held at 4 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Cutler Community Center. The family had a house fire and lost nearly everything. Singers will include LuLu Mayle, Kayla Sparkman, Kay Cook, Irvin Mayle, Jeff Norman and Tim King. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Donations for the auction and family are being accepted.

For information: Irvin Mayle, 551-2204 or Amanda Mayle, 525-3580.

Archeology Day

at Campus Martius

Digging the Past: Archeology Day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Campus Martius Museum on Second Street in Marietta. The cost is regular museum admission.

The event will include an artifact identification clinic, lectures and flint knapping demonstrations. Private collections of historic and prehistoric artifacts will also be on display. Contemporary items will be on sale for the day.

If you would like to have your artifacts on display for the day, please contact Bill Reynolds at 373-3750.

For information: Campus Martius Museum, 373-3750 or www.campusmartiusmuseum.org

Life Line screening in Williamstown

First Baptist Church in Williamstown will host a Life Line Screening Jan. 15 at 431 Highland Ave, Williamstown. Residents living in and around Williamstown can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to completed. Pre-registration is required.

For information: 877-237-1287 or www.lifelinescreening.com

Beginner ballroom dance class

A new beginner ballroom dance class will begin in Marietta in the Betsey Mills Club gym at 5:45 p.m. Friday. Classes will be taught by Bill Held and are open to all ages. Partners are required. The cost is $100 per couple for the 10-week session. New students are requested to pre-register for the January class by email to Sue Montera at suemontera@suddenlink.net or by calling 376-0775.

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