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Ballroom dance club hosts dance Sat.

The River Cities Ballroom Dance Club will host a dance from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at the Marietta Country Club. Music will be by the Warren Brothers Combo, with appetizers and desserts provided, plus a cash bar. Dress is formal – men in tuxedos or suits and women in cocktail or long dresses. The cost is $60 per couple, with reservations made at suemontera@ suddenlink.net or susan_huck@frontier.com

Committee meetings set in Beverly

The village of Beverly committee meetings for March will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The regular council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. March 13, and the board of public affairs meeting will be held at 5 p.m. March 20. All meetings will be held in the village office at 919 Mitchell Ave.

Relay For Life team captains to meet

The Washington County Relay For Life team captain’s meeting will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Strecker Cancer Center conference room.

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

M&M musical night at The Castle

Michael Tobar’s Jazz Trio will present “A Melting Pot of Jazz Series,” a night of M&Ms, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at The Castle, 418 Fourth St.

This concert will feature music of jazz composers and musicians whose names start with the letter “M.” During this concert, pieces by artists such as Henry Mancini, Johnny Mercer, Johnny Mandel and Thelonious Monk will be heard. Reservations are available by calling 373-4180. Individual tickets for one concert are $12.50.

$2 bag sale at food pantry in Vincent

The thrift store of the Western Washington County Food Pantry in Vincent is having a $2 a bag sale through March 7. Summer clothes will be ready March 25. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 1 to 4 and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The thrift store is at 18 High St. in Vincent. Food orders are as usual.

For more information: 678-2189 or 678-1065.

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Fish fry Friday at Salem fire station

The Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the station on Ohio 821. The menu will include french fries, green beans, applesauce, bread/butter, hot dogs, desserts and beverages. The cost is a donation.

Frontier FFA

selling strawberries

The Frontier FFA is selling strawberries for $20 per flat and $11 per half flat. A flat consists of 12 pints. The sale will end on Friday. Strawberries will be delivered the week of March 18. Anyone may order strawberries from Frontier FFA members or call 865-3441, Ext. 2163.

Post 64 to serve shrimp, beer dinner

American Legion Post 64, Eighth and Wooster streets in Marietta, will hold a shrimp and beer dinner from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. The cost is $10 per person. There will also be a round and square dance from 7 to 10 p.m. with 4 Hits and a Miss. The cost it $4 per person. The events are open to the public.

Relay For Life fundraiser luncheon

The Stewart Family Relay For Life team will hold a fundraiser soup luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Beverly United Methodist Church. There will be all types of soups, sandwiches and desserts available. Donations will be accepted.

YMCA offers

instructor training

The Marietta Family YMCA is offering two instructor trainings in March, for personal trainers and group exercise instructors, along with the prerequisite course. Healthy Lifestyle Principles (prerequisite course) will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 Friday. Foundations of YMCA Strength & Conditioning will be offered from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with an hour lunch break. Foundations of Group Exercise (Instructor Level) will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 16, with an hour lunch break. Healthy Lifestyle Principles and current CPR certification are required for both of the other trainings. Information and registration are available online at www.mariettaymca.org or at the Member Service Desk at the Marietta Family YMCA, 300 N. Seventh St. or by calling 373-2250.

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Caldwell Elementary seeks students for 2013-14 kindergarten

In preparation for the 2013-2014 school year, Caldwell Elementary School is conducting a survey of those children who will be attending kindergarten this fall. Call the school at 732-4614 if you have a child who will be enrolling. Children who will be entering kindergarten in the fall of 2013 must turn 5 prior to Aug. 1.

Kindergarten visitation will be at 9 a.m. March 21, in the school cafeteria. Parents will receive enrollment and other necessary forms that day.

Kindergarten screening will be held April 17 and April 18.

Warren High student concert March 7

The Warren High School Music Department concert will be at 7 p.m. March 7 in the Warren High School auditorium. The band and choirs will perform.

Flood risk open house Wednesday

A Flood Risk Information Open House will be held for Washington County residents from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 103-105 of Washington State Community College’s Center for Business and Technology. Those attending will have the chance to locate their homes on the new flood insurance rate maps and get information on flood insurance coverage offered through the National Flood Insurance Program. Representatives from the Ohio Department of Natural Resource and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be on hand. People can drop in at any point in the three-hour period.

Spaghetti dinner to help longtime EMT

A spaghetti dinner benefit will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Marietta Township Recreation Center for Bobbi Reeder, a longtime EMT for the Reno Volunteer Fire Department who is facing medical issues. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 6 and under.

For information: 525-1330.

Swap meet features antique car parts

The fourth annual Winter Swap Meet will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the junior fair building at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The meet will specialize in antique car parts. Admission is $4 per person and children under 12 are free. Parking is free. To register, contact Norm Bailey at oldcarboy23@frontier.com or at 740-538-0023.

For information: Nelson Logan, nlogan@suddenlink.net or 373-5036.

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World Day of Prayer event set for Friday

A World Day of Prayer event will be held Friday at St. John’s Evangelical Church, 312 Fourth St., Lowell. World Day of Prayer is an ecumenical movement of women and men of many faith traditions who come together each year to observe a common day of prayer. Registration will begin at 10 a.m., with the service at 10:30, and a light potluck luncheon will follow.

For information: Pastor Don Hart, 896-3047.

Civic groups needed for packing event

The Southeast Ohio Foodbank will hold its first Community Civic Group Commodity Food Packing Event Saturday. Area organizations are asked to participate.

Volunteers are essential to the Southeast Ohio Foodbank, a program of Hocking-Athens-Perry Community Action, which provides food and other items to member agencies in 10 counties: Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington.

The packing event will be from 9 a.m. to noon. The goal is to pack 2,000 commodity supplemental food boxes that go out each month to 4,000 seniors. To participate call Teresa Cline-Scurlock by Wednesday at (740) 385-6813 or email her at tcline-scurlock@hapcap.org.

PTO will hold bingo in school cafeteria

The Waterford Elementary PTO will sponsor a bingo featuring Thirty-One bags filled with theme items from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Waterford Elementary School cafeteria. Doors open at 1 p.m. Advance tickets are 20 games for $20. The price at the door is 20 games for $25. There will be raffles and concessions including desserts and drinks

Soup supper includes hot dogs and dessert

Sand Hill United Methodist Church in Reno will hold a soup supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. The menu will include a variety of soups, hot dogs, dessert and a beverage. A free will offering will be taken.

Scalloped chicken dinner will be served

The Beverly Eagles will hold a scalloped chicken dinner at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The cost is $7 and includes dessert. For carry out call 984-4733.

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Soup dinner March 2 at Goodfellows Park

There will be a soup dinner starting at 3 p.m. March 2 at the Goodfellows Park Club House off Ohio 550 between Marietta and Barlow. The cost is $6 per person with children 8 and under free. There will be live entertainment from Country Fever from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and Four Hits & A Miss from 6:30 to 9 p.m. There will be 50/50 drawings. The event is open to the public.

‘Walking by Faith’ Relay team forming

A “Walking by Faith” Relay For Life team is forming in memory of Ila McGregor. Those interested in being a member can contact team captain Renea Ross at 473-2487.

Friends of the NRA banquet Thursday

The Mid-Ohio Valley Friends of the National Rifle Association Committee will host the sixth annual Friends of NRA banquet at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Holy Smoke Event Center in Whipple. The event is open to those who aren’t members of the NRA. Fifty percent of proceeds will be earmarked for Ohio projects including youth programs, shooting range development, firearm safety and hunter education. The event will include raffles, games and silent and live auctions. A $40 dinner ticket includes a steak dinner and door prize drawing. A $125 raffle package tickets includes dinner, a door prize drawing and 40 raffle tickets.

For tickets and information: John Lankford, 373-4574.

St. Marys concert band practicing

The St. Marys Community Concert Band will start practices every Tuesday for the 2013 season starting at 7 p.m. March 5 at the St. Marys Marina. New members from all over the Mid-Ohio Valley of all ages and competence are welcome.

For information: 473-9076.

Spaghetti dinner benefit in Reno

A spaghetti dinner benefit will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. March 2 at the Marietta Township Recreation Center for Bobbi Reeder, a longtime EMT for the Reno Volunteer Fire Department who is facing medical issues. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 6 and under. There will be a country store and raffle.

For information: 525-1330.

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Spaghetti dinner at Post 159 tonight

American Legion Post 159 in Williamstown will hold its Third Thursday Spaghetti Dinner from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today. The cost is $6 per person.

Party to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday

Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to the Marietta Library to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss with an hour of stories, a craft, refreshments and more. The event will take place at 10:30 a.m. March 2 in the library meeting room. Registration is required by stopping by the Youth Services department or calling 373-1057, Ext. 219.

Dinner, auction

benefit at MHS

Friends of Kyle Gregory are sponsoring a spaghetti dinner/auction benefit from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday in the Marietta High School cafeteria to help the Reno man and his family as he recovers from his sixth brain surgery in two years. First Baptist Church of Marietta members are organizing the event that will begin with a dinner of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverages. A live auction will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a silent auction at 6. For more information or to make a donation for the auction, contact Becky Mallet at 516-4724 or bmallett3@gmail.com. All the proceeds will go to Kyle, his wife, Brenda, and their daughters.

Pancake, sausage breakfast Sunday

St. John’s Christian Women’s Club is serving a pancake/sausage breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at St. John Central Grade School in Churchtown. Grismer’s religious articles will also be sold. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children or $20 for a family.

For information: sma5876@suddenlink.net or 525-6919

Ham, bean dinner

at Gilman church

There will be a ham and bean dinner at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. There will be ham and bean soup or potato soup, served with coleslaw, cornbread, dessert and a beverage. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 10.

Independence Twp. report completed

The annual financial report for Independence Township is complete and is available for viewing.

For information: Karen Eddy, 473-2766.

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Lutheran church meeting in Caldwell

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod is hosting a meeting to identify interest in starting a mission church in the Caldwell area at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Lutheran Social Services building, 810 Main St., Caldwell. Refreshments will be provided.

For information: Rev. Kevin Wilson, 614-440-5054.

Fish fry at Bethel Community Center

A fish fry will be held starting at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Bethel Community Center on Ohio 260 in Marr.

Flood risk info

session on Feb. 27

A Flood Risk Information Open House will be held for Washington County residents from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 27 in Room 103-105 of Washington State Community College’s Center for Business and Technology. Those attending will have the chance to locate their homes on the new flood insurance rate maps and get information on flood insurance coverage offered through the National Flood Insurance Program. Representatives from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be on hand. People can drop in at any point in the three-hour period.

Newport financial report completed

The 2013 annual financial report for Newport Township has been completed and filed with the auditor of state office. A copy is available for review at the home of the township clerk at 30875 State Route 7, Marietta, by calling 374-2787 for an appointment.

Friends of the NRA banquet Feb. 28

The Mid-Ohio Valley Friends of the National Rifle Association Committee will host the sixth annual Friends of NRA banquet at 6 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Holy Smoke Event Center in Whipple. The event is open to those who aren’t members of the NRA. Fifty percent of proceeds will be earmarked for Ohio projects including youth programs, shooting range development, firearm safety and hunter education. The event will include raffles, games and silent and live auctions. A $40 dinner ticket includes a steak dinner and door prize drawing. A $125 raffle package tickets includes dinner, a door prize drawing and 40 raffle tickets.

For tickets and information: John Lankford, 373-4574.

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Lenten fish fries

at Lowell church

Our Lady of Mercy Church in Lowell will host Lenten fish fries from 4 to 7:30 p.m. this Friday, and on March 8 and March 22 in the church hall, 5001 Lowell Hill Road. The cost is $7.50 for adults, $4 for children under 12 and free for those under 5.

Pancake breakfast

at Little Hocking

The Little Hocking United Methodist Men will hold a pancake breakfast from 6:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday. There will be all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage. Donations will be used for community service projects and to send boxes to soldiers serving overseas. The breakfast is open to the public. The church is located on the corner of Federal Road and Ohio 124 in Little Hocking.

For information: 989-2429.

History series

at Cutler Center

The Third Thursday History Series will feature guest speaker Ada Woodson Adams, executive director of the Multicultural Genealogical Center (MGC) in Chesterhill, at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cutler Community Center. Adam’s presentation will focus on “Albany Ohio’s Past – The Paintings,” telling a story of the Underground Railroad in Athens County. The event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the canteen.

For information: 989-2706.

Sunday event helps MHS cross country

The ninth annual Cabin Fever 2 Mile Run/Walk, which supports the Marietta City Schools’ cross country program, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Broughton Nature Preserve off Ohio 821 near Marietta. The start and finish is at the picnic shelter and there is parking available. This race includes both individual and team entries for both the run and walk. Registration for individuals is $15. Registration for teams is $45. For an application go to www.mariettaxc.com/images/2013_Cabin_Fever_App.pdf

For information: coffeehaven23@yahoo.com or 376-0787.

Ely Chapman spring fling carnival March 2

The Ely Chapman Education Foundation will hold its Spring Fling Luau Carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 at the foundation, 403 Scammel St., Marietta. There will be a book give-away, food/bake sale, silent auction, country store, and reading activities for children.

For information: 376-9533.

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Fish fries on Fridays through March 29

The Sardis Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual fish fry every Friday now through March 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the fire hall.

There will be fresh coleman fish sandwiches and fish sandwich dinners that include coleslaw and french fries. Homemade pie, cookies, brownies and other desserts can also be purchased. Takeout, dine-in and limited delivery is available. To place a delivery: (740) 483-1048.

Ely Chapman spring fling carnival March 2

The Ely Chapman Education Foundation will hold its Spring Fling Luau Carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 at the foundation, 403 Scammel St., Marietta. There will be a book give-away, food/bake sale, silent auction, country store, quilt raffle and a carnival and reading activities for children.

For information: 376-9533.

Donkey basketball game will be March 5

A donkey basketball game sponsored by the Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Wood County Christian School will be held at 7 p.m. March 5 at the Wood County Christian School, 113 W. 9th St., Williamstown.

Admission is $8 at the door or $6 if purchased in advance. Children under 6 will be admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased at the Wood County Christian School office or by calling 350-9534 or emailing fearing08@yahoo.com. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

ZK Fitness will offer free line dance class

A free line dance class will be offered Fridays at ZK Fitness, 1402 Colegate Drive, Marietta. There will be a beginner class at 6 p.m. and an intermediate class at 7. The instructor will be Andy Offenberger.

For information: 336-1006.

Square dance will be March 2 at fire station

The Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor a square dance from 8 to 11 p.m. March 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.

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Sardis Fire Dept.

fish fry tonight

The Sardis Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual fish fry every Friday now through March 29 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the fire hall. There will be fresh coleman fish sandwiches and fish sandwich dinners that include coleslaw and french fries. Homemade pie, cookies, brownies and other desserts can also be purchased. Takeout, dine-in and limited delivery is available. To place a delivery call (740) 483-1048.

Spring Fling Luau

at Ely Chapman

The Ely Chapman Education Foundation will hold its Spring Fling Luau Carnival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 2 at the foundation, 403 Scammel St., Marietta. There will be a book give-away, food/bake sale, silent auction, country store, quilt raffle and a carnival and reading activities for children.

For information: 376-9533.

Fort Frye finance committee to meet

There will be a Fort Frye Local school district finance committee meeting at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the superintendent’s office located at Beverly-Center Elementary School, 510 Fifth St., Beverly.

Donkey basketball at Wood Co. Christian

A donkey basketball game sponsored by the Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Wood County Christian School will be held at 7 p.m. March 5 at the Wood County Christian School, 113 W. Ninth St., Williamstown. Admission is $8 at the door or $6 if purchased in advance. Children under 6 will be admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased at the Wood County Christian School office or by calling 350-9534 or emailing fearing08@yahoo.com. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m. in the school cafeteria.

Free line dance class Fridays at ZK

A free line dance class will be offered Fridays at ZK Fitness, 1402 Colegate Drive, Marietta. There will be a beginner class at 6 p.m. and an intermediate class at 7. The instructor will be Andy Offenberger.

For information: 336-1006.

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ODOT hearing on Ohio 26 rerouting

The Ohio Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday to discuss the rerouting, number removal and abandonment of Ohio 26 in Marietta. The meeting will be held at the Ohio Department of Transportation District 10 Office at 338 Muskingum Drive, Marietta. All comments and questions should be directed to ODOT Transportation Engineer Tony Durm at tony.durm@dot.state.oh.us or at 568-4307.

Relay For Life team plans fundraiser

The Tunnel United Methodist Church Relay For Life team will hold a fundraiser dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday in the church fellowship hall. The menu will include homemade lasagna, salad, garlic bread, beverages and dessert. All donations will go to Relay for Life (American Cancer Society). The church is located on Ohio 550, four miles west of Marietta.

For information: 373-3744.

Square dance by Williamstown Eagles

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, a 50/50 drawing and a cake walk. There is a $4 cover charge.

For information: 984-2998.

Warren High PSEO?information meeting

Warren High School will host a Postsecondary Educational Options information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the high school cafeteria.. Counselors will describe all aspects of the Postsecondary Educational Options program (PSEO), which allows students to attend college while still in high school. Students and parents who are interested or have questions about this program are encouraged to attend this meeting. Any students who plan to enroll in PSEO must schedule a conference with their parent and guidance counselor prior to March 31.

St. Patrick’s Day youth arts event

The Marietta branch of the Washington County Public Library will offer a St. Patrick’s Day Youth Arts & Crafts for those ages 7 to 12 on March 2. The class will start at 1:30 p.m. Registration is required and limited to 20. To register, stop by the Youth Services Department or call 373-1057, Ext. 219.

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Dinner/auction will benefit Reno man

Friends of Kyle Gregory are sponsoring a spaghetti dinner/auction benefit from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Marietta High School cafeteria to help the Reno man and his family as he recovers from his sixth brain surgery in two years.

irst Baptist Church of Marietta members are organizing the event that will begin with a dinner of spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverages. A live auction will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a silent auction at 6.

For more information or to make a donation for the auction: Becky Mallet at 516-4724; or bmallett3@gmail-.com. All the proceeds will go to Kyle, his wife Brenda and their daughters.

Spaghetti dinner at Williamstown church

There will be a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Williamstown Church of God on Highland Avenue. The price is a donation.

For information: Donna Reynolds, (304) 588-3104.

Winter Swap Meet at junior fair building

The fourth annual Winter Swap Meet will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 2 in the junior fair building at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The meet will specialize in antique car parts. Vendors will be selling parts for early Dodge, Chevrolet, Ford and other makes. Some vendors will also be selling car bodies and complete cars. The event is sponsored by the Country Roads T&A Ford Club and the Mid Ohio Valley Ford and Mustang Club. Admission is $4 per person and children under 12 are free. Parking is free. To register, contact Norm Bailey at oldcarboy23@frontier.com or at (740) 538-0023.

For information: Nelson Logan, nlogan@suddenlink.net or 373-5036.

Pancake breakfast at Oak Grove rec center

There will be a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Oak Grove Recreation Center, 535 BF Goodrich Road. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds go toward renovation of the rec center.

Drama department plans performance

The Warren High School drama department will be performing its spring production “The Miracle Worker” at 7 p.m. March 1 and 3 p.m. March 2 in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students through high school age. Tickets may be purchased from any cast member, at the door or by calling 678-2393, ext. 1405.

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Smorgasbord dinner in Chesterhill

The Chesterhill Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its monthly smorgasbord dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the firehouse on Ohio 555. The menu will include turkey and dressing, baked steak, liver and onions, noodles, mashed potatoes, vegetables, other side dishes, dessert and beverages. The cost is $8.50 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Carry-out meals for the local area will be available by calling 554-6801 the day of the dinner.

Pancake, sausage meal at St. John’s

St. John’s Christian Women’s Club is serving a pancake/sausage breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Feb. 24 at St. John Central Grade School in Churchtown. Grismer’s religious articles will also be sold. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children or $20 for a family.

For information: sma5876@suddenlink.net or 525-6919.

Beekeepers group to meet Feb. 26

The Mid-Ohio Valley Beekeepers’ Association will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at the Washington County Career Center on Ohio 676 in Marietta. Visitors and new members are welcome.

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

MHS Class of ’52

to meet for lunch

The Marietta High School Class of 1952 will have its monthly luncheon at 11 a.m. Feb. 27 at the China buffet on Pike Street. All classmates and friends are welcome.

Reno VFD to hold appreciation dinner

The Reno Volunteer Fire Department annual appreciation dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Marietta Township Recreation Center. Anyone who has contributed or helped out the fire department in any way during the last year is invited. Those attending should RSVP to Jeremy Patterson at 525-2528.

Salem Twp. VFD

to hold fish fry

The Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. The cost is a donation. The menu will also include french fries, applesauce, bread and butter, hot dogs, desserts and beverages.

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PSEO meeting will be held at Warren

Warren High School will host a Postsecondary Educational Options information meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 in the high school cafeteria.

Counselors will describe all aspects of the Postsecondary Educational Options program (PSEO), which allows students to attend college while still in high school. Students and parents who are interested or have questions about this program are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Any students who plan to enroll in PSEO must schedule a conference with their parent and guidance counselor prior to March 31.

Ham and beans will be served at church

There will be a ham and bean dinner at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22. There will be ham and bean soup or potato soup, served with coleslaw, cornbread, dessert and a beverage. The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 10.

NHS will induct new members at MHS

Marietta High School National Honor Society’s induction of new members will take place at 1:56 p.m. Friday in the high school auditorium. Ann Bragg will be the featured speaker. The public is invited to attend.

The Marietta High School auditorium is located on the Davis Avenue side on the building with parking in the oval or in the upper parking lot by the oval.

Library classes on healthy dairy items

Cindy Styer, family nutrition program assistant with The Ohio State University Extension, will visit county libraries this month to teach about healthy dairy products. Participants will have a taste test of different types of milk and receive recipes to flavor milk. Library class dates are Feb. 20 in New Matamoras and Feb. 25 in Marietta. All classes are at 1:30 p.m.

For information: 376-7431.

Community meal will be at Tunnel Church

A community meal will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Tunnel Church on Ohio 550, four miles west of Marietta. The meal will include sausage gravy and biscuits. The meal is free to all, but donations are accepted. Call 374-5634 for delivery within six miles of the church.

For information: 423-5519.

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Salem Twp. VFD

fish fry Feb. 15

The Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 15. The cost is a donation. The menu will also include french fries, applesauce, bread and butter, hot dogs, desserts and beverages.

MHS?honor society to induct members

Marietta High School National Honor Society’s induction of new members will take place on Feb. 15 at 1:56 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Ann Bragg will be the featured speaker. The public is invited to attend. The Marietta High School auditorium is located on the Davis Avenue side on the building with parking in the oval or in the upper parking lot by the oval.

Children invited to see ‘Transylvania’

Children ages 5 to 16 are invited to the Marietta location of the Washington County Public Library for a viewing of “Hotel Transylvania” at either 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Saturday in the library meeting room. To register, stop by the Youth Services Department or call 373-1057, Ext. 219. The Marietta Library is located at 615 Fifth St.

‘The Miracle Worker’ at Warren High

The Warren High School drama department will be performing its spring production “The Miracle Worker” at 7 p.m. March 1 and 3 p.m. March 2 in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students through high school age. Tickets may be purchased from any cast member, at the door or by calling 678-2393 Ext. 1405.

Chocolate on the Levee Feb. 17

The 25th annual Chocolate on the Levee will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Levee House restaurant 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.

Valentine dinner, dance Saturday

The third annual Valentine Dinner Dance for Autism will be held Saturday 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 by contacting Nicole Vannoy at 373-5739. All proceeds benefit the Autism Center of Southeastern Ohio.

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School board plans executive session

The Switzerland of Ohio Local school district will hold a special board meeting/work session at 5 p.m. today at the central office in Woodsfield. There will be no public participation. The meeting will be conducted in executive session. Although the meeting is primarily a work session, the board may consider other business deemed necessary.

MHS honor society to induct members

Marietta High School National Honor Society’s induction of new members will take place on Feb. 15 at 1:56 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Ann Bragg will be the featured speaker. The public is invited to attend. The Marietta High School auditorium is located on the Davis Avenue side on the building with parking in the oval or in the upper parking lot by the oval.

‘Hotel Transylvania’ showing at library

Children ages 5 to 16 are invited to the Marietta branch of the Washington County Public Library for a viewing of “Hotel Transylvania” at either 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Saturday in the library meeting room. To register, stop by the Youth Services Department or call 373-1057, ext. 219. The library is located at 615 Fifth St.

Warren students to do ‘Miracle Worker’

The Warren High School drama department will be performing its spring production “The Miracle Worker” at 7 p.m. March 1 and 3 p.m. March 2 in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students through high school age. Tickets may be purchased from any cast member, at the door or call 678-2393 ext. 1405.

Chocolate on the Levee Feb. 17

The 25th annual Chocolate on the Levee will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Levee House restaurant 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.

Dinner dance for autism Saturday

The third annual Valentine Dinner Dance for Autism will be held Saturday at the Lafayette Hotel’s Grand Sternwheel Ballroom. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Aletha’s Florist at Second and Greene streets or by contacting Nicole Vannoy at 373-5739. All proceeds benefit the Autism Center of Southeastern Ohio.

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Winter Serenade benefit show Feb. 17

The Winter Serenade Benefit will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 17 in the Marietta High School auditorium. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Peoples News in Marietta and Parkersburg, ReSTORE Marietta, The Right Path for Washington County and the O’Neill Center. All proceeds will benefit the Right Path, ReSTORE Marietta, the Colony Theatre and the O’Neill Center. Performers will include Melissa Corcoran, Jennifer Simmons, John Walsh and John Anthony Walsh.

Program on healthy dairy products

Cindy Styer, family nutrition program assistant with The Ohio State University Extension, will visit county libraries this month to teach about healthy dairy products. Participants will have a taste test of different types of milk and receive recipes to flavor milk. Library class dates are Thursday in Barlow, Feb. 20 in New Matamoras and Feb. 25 in Marietta. All classes are at 1:30 p.m.

For information: 376-7431.

Steak fry Sat. at Williamstown Legion

American Legion Post 159 in Williamstown will hold a steak fry from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $8 per person. Entertainment will follow.

Gardening series continues Sunday

Participants in the free Community Gardening Classes at the First Unitarian Universalist Church will build a solar garden cover and a square-foot garden box in Sunday’s class. The gardening classes are at 1 p.m. Sundays at 232 Third St. The sanctuary is handicapped accessible from a lift on Putnam Street.

For information: Roger Kalter, rogerkalter1@yahoo.com or 373-1784.

‘Carmen Jones’ to be shown at library

Adults of all ages are invited to the Marietta location of the Washington County Public Library for a Saturday afternoon matinee featuring the musical “Carmen Jones.” The movie will be shown at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in the library meeting room.

To register, stop by the Information Desk or call 373-1057, Ext. 208.

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Local HIV?testing available monthly

The Washington County Health Department will resume doing HIV testing Thursday and continue to do so the first Thursday of each month, with plans to add Hepatitis C testing soon. Those who want to be tested should call the nursing department to schedule an appointment between 1 and 2:30 p.m. Walk-ins are accepted. Those being tested shouldn’t smoke, drink, eat, chew gum or rub snuff for 15 minutes prior to the appointment. Those as young as 13 can be tested. Testing is free.

For information: Cindy Hintz, 374-2782, Ext. 1018.

Barlow Twp. trustees meet Thursday

Barlow Township trustees have scheduled a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Barlow Volunteer Fire Department. The purpose of this meeting is to get input from residents on proposed changes to the garbage contract.

Pancake breakfast Feb. 16 in Oak Grove

A pancake breakfast will be held from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 16 at the Oak Grove Recreation Center, 535 BF Goodrich Road. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children. Proceeds go toward renovations of the rec center.

American Girl

program in Barlow

The Barlow Library will hold an American Girl “Meet Caroline” program at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 19. There will be a book discussion, craft and food. The free program is for school age children. Registration is requested.

For information: 678-0103.

Lawrence Twp. financial reports

The Lawrence Township annual financial report for the 2012 year has been filed with the Auditor of State of Ohio. A copy of the report is available for review at the office of the fiscal officer by calling 473-2799.

Beverly Masonic lodge soup luncheon

The Beverly Masonic lodge will hold a soup luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. 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.

Lunch Feb. 26 at Presbyterian church

First Presbyterian Church of Marietta is offering a free lunch for the community from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 26. The church is located on the corner of Wooster and Fourth streets with the entrance off Wooster streets.

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Church youth group plan square dance

Our Lady of Mercy youth group at Lowell will host a square dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday 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.

Barlow library will have used book sale

A used book sale will be held at the Barlow library from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Health department will offer flu shots

The Marietta City Health Department, 304 Putnam St., will be 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 community center

The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Chesterhill will hold a church fundraiser at the Cutler Community Center from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. The meal will include a choice of meatloaf or chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, noodles, green beans or baked beans, corn, cole slaw or potato salad, a roll, a 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.

Annual 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. Sunday 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.

Relay team plans pancake breakfast

The Hoots Relay For Life team is sponsoring a pancake breakfast Saturday at Applebees in Marietta. Tickets are $5.

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

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‘Hotel Transylvania’ at Marietta library

Children ages 5 to 16 are invited to the Marietta location of the Washington County Public Library for a viewing of “Hotel Transylvania” at either 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Feb. 9 in the library meeting room.

To register, stop by the Youth Services Department or call 373-1057, Ext. 219. The Marietta Library is located at 615 Fifth St.

Relay For Life

captains’ meeting

The Washington County Relay For Life will have a team captain’s meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Strecker Cancer Center conference room.

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

American Girl

program at Barlow

The Barlow Library will hold an American Girl “Meet Caroline” program at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 19. There will be a book discussion, craft and food. The free program is for school age children. Registration is requested.

For information: 678-0103.

Shrimp and beer

dinner at Post 64

A shrimp and beer dinner will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. today 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.

Song night Sat.

at Cutler Center

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

Event at Harmar

club rescheduled

The Winter Craft/Vendor Show presented by the Harmar Community Center/Boys & Girls Club scheduled for Saturday has been canceled and rescheduled for April 27 Interested crafters and vendors can call 373-3020 for an application.

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