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Sewer repairs planned on Lord St.

The Marietta Wastewater Department will be making repairs to the Sanitary sewer in the area of 212 Lord St., on Thursday.

Lord Street will be closed to parking and traffic between Fearing and Elm Street and Harmar Street to allow for equipment access. Repairs are expected to be completed by Friday, however partial closure may extend through the weekend. Please drive with caution. If you have any questions, contact the wastewater treatment plant 373-3858.

Wildlife program

for kids May 18

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge will be holding a wildlife program for kids on Saturday, May 18 at 1 p.m. The program will be held at the visitor center located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown. During the program, kids will discover how nature changes in the spring while collecting items along the trail to create a collage (ages 3-13).

The program is free and approximately 1 to 1.5 hour long. This is a family activity and a parent or guardian is required to be present. The program is weather permitting and closed toe shoes are recommended. For more information call the refuge at 304-375-2923 ext. 117.

Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group

The May meeting of the Crohn’s and Colitis Support Group will be held on Tuesday, May 7, at 7 p.m. in the Private Dining Room of Marietta Memorial Hospital. Anyone with inflammatory bowel disease, their families and/or friends are welcome to attend meetings. For more information, please call Nancy Tjapkes at 740-373-4899.

Shrimp and beer

dinner at Post 64

A shrimp and beer dinner and dance is 6 to 7:30 pm. Friday, May 3, at the American Legion, Post 64, at Wooster and Eighth streets. Dinner is $10; round and square dance 7 to 10 p.m. with 4 Hits and A Miss. Cost is $4 per person and there will be a 50/50 drawing. Open to the public and held the first Friday of each month.

Elections board to test voting gear

The Washington County Board of Elections will be holding a Public Test of its voting equipment on Monday, May 6 at 10:30

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Mud bogg planned at Reno Race Way

Frontier Country 4-H is sponsoring a mud bogg Saturday at the Reno Race Way. Starting time is 11 a.m. with registration beginning at 8 a.m. Admission is $5 per person. The registration is $20 per run. All tire sizes are welcome. There will be food, door prizes and a 50/50 drawing. The proceeds will benefit Frontier Country 4-H.

For information: 374-2890, 374-0991 or 374-4533.

Spring craft bazaar at Barlow church

A spring craft bazaar will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Barlow Presbyterian Church in Barlow. There will be a cake walk, cake auction, bake sale, crafts, plants, jewelry, food and more. There will also be a book sale.

Salem trustees plan spring clean-up day

Salem Township trustees will hold their annual Spring Clean-up Day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Residents can bring items to the gravel yard located below the cemetery. No household trash, paint, batteries or tires, hazardous or chemical materials are accepted. Contact any township trustee for more information.

Bluegrass band will perform Saturday

Local bluegrass band Tunnel Hill Bluegrass will perform from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Warren Fire Department. There will be hot dogs, nachos and cheese, and homemade desserts available. All proceeds will go toward the Tunnel Warren Relay For Life team.

Community yard sale set for Saturday

Harvest of Hope will be having a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Tractor Supply Building in the Frontier Shopping Center. There will be furniture, small kitchen appliances, home decor items and gently used clothes.

Harvest of Hope is a nonprofit organization that collects food that would otherwise be discarded and delivers it to area food pantries and other feeding programs in the area.

Craft and merchant fair at local school

A craft and merchant fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Williamstown Elementary School. Admission is free. There will be concessions and a country store. The event is being sponsored by the Sweet ‘N’ Tarts Relay for Life team.

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Spaghetti dinner

at Beverly lodge

The Washington County Interstate Exchange 4-H Club will hold a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Beverly Masonic Lodge. The cost is a donation. The club is raising funds to travel to Montana for a 4-H exchange in June.

Special Beverly Council meeting

The Village of Beverly Council will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the village office, 919 Mitchell Ave. to consider legislation regarding grants for village parks.

Relay for Life

dance Saturday

A Relay For Life dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Marietta VFW on Pike Street. It will feature “Pickin’ on Country Band.” Admission is $3 per person, $5 per couple or $8 per family. There will also be cake walks, a 50/50 and raffles.

Rain garden

workshop at MC

A Rain Garden Construction Workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Those participating should meet outside the Hermann Fine Arts Center on the campus of Marietta College. The workshop is free.

For information: 374-4170.

Muskingum Valley Chamber banquet

The Muskingum Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its 11th annual banquet May 9 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church Social Hall in Beverly. Social time will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30. There will be an awards presentation and entertainment. Tickets can be purchased at the door and reserved tables are available. The cost is $15 per person. RSVP by calling 984-8259 or at www.mvacc.com.

Medication Take Back Day Saturday

Medication Take Back Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Any expired and/or unwanted medication can be dropped off anonymously. Labels do not have to be removed from bottles. Syringes, patches and liquids will also be accepted. Drop-off locations: Belpre Senior Center; Second and Putnam streets in Marietta; White Oak Pharmacy in Barlow; Fort Frye High School in Beverly; Buckeye Hills/Area Agency on Aging; Devola Medical Center parking lot; and Hardwood Components, Inc. in New Matamoras.

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MOVP to do

Shakespeare play

“Love’s Labour’s Lost” by William Shakespeare will be performed at the Mid-Ohio Valley Players Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. May 3-4 and 10-11 and 3 p.m. May 5. Ticket information is available at www.midohiovalleyplayers.org.

MC choirs to

perform Friday

The Marietta College Concert Choir and Women’s Choir will present a concert of a cappella music and cathedral classics at 7:30 p.m. Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 506 Fourth St., Marietta. The concert is free and open to the public.

Chicken pie dinner at Gilman church

A chicken pie dinner will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta. There will be chicken pie, mashed potatoes, green beans, cole slaw and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 10. The dinner is a fundraiser for the United Methodist Women.

Frontier alumni sponsor golf classic

The Frontier High School Alumni Association Committee from the classes of 1969-1985 is holding a golf scramble May 4 at the Pioneer Golf Course in Marietta. Proceeds from the scramble will go toward scholarships and special projects at Frontier High School. The day includes 18 holes of golf, a golf cart, lunch, cash payout, door prizes and more. The cost is $200 per four-person team. Teams have already been accepted but there is a waiting list in case of cancellations. Anyone interested in sponsoring a hole for the scramble should contact Jeff Beaver at 374-4026.

Handbell spring

ring Sunday

Five local handbell choirs will be joining together for a Spring Ring at 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary Catholic Church, 506 Fourth St., Marietta. The concert is free and open to the public although a free will offering will be collected to cover any expenses with the rest of the offering divided among the five choirs to purchase music for future concerts.

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Handbell choirs participating are the Christ United Methodist Church, First Lutheran Church, First Presbyterian Church, St. Mary Catholic Church and the Mid-Ohio Valley Ringers.

The Washington County Interstate Exchange 4-H Club will hold a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Beverly Masonic Lodge. The cost is a donation. The club is raising funds to travel to Montana for a 4-H exchange in June.

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Program on air

pollution, fracking

A presentation on “Air Contamination from Horizontal Hydraulic Fracturing” will be presented by Deborah Cowden at 7 p.m. Thursday in Marietta College’s McDonough Auditorium. Cowden is a physician in Jamestown. The talk is free and open to the public.

Medication Take Back Day Saturday

Medication Take Back Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Any expired and/or unwanted medication can be dropped off anonymously. Labels do not have to be removed from bottles. Syringes, patches and liquids will also be accepted. The drop-off locations are the Belpre Senior Center; corner of Second and Putnam streets in Marietta; White Oak Pharmacy in Barlow; Fort Frye High School in Beverly; Buckeye Hills/Area Agency on Aging; Devola Medical Center parking lot; and Hardwood Components, Inc. in New Matamoras.

Sanitary sewer repairs on Grant St.

The Marietta Wastewater Department will be making repairs to the sanitary sewer in the area of 111 Grant St. on Thursday. Grant Street will be closed to traffic and parking between Ingleside Avenue and Sheridan Street to allow for equipment access. Repairs are expected to be completed by Friday but partial closure may extend through the weekend.

For information: 373-3858.

Baked steak dinner at Norwood church

A baked steak dinner and bake sale will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Norwood United Methodist Church, 23 Colegate Drive, Marietta. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. The menu will include baked steak, mashed potatoes, green beans and rolls. Desserts will be available through a bake sale.

For information: 374-5606.

Biker Sunday

at Belpre church

Pioneer Presbyterian Church, 873 Farson St., Belpre, will host Biker Sunday this Sunday. A worship service and special music will be provided by the Lancaster chapter of the Christian Motorcycle Association. Continental breakfast at 9 a.m., worship services at 9:30. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served later. All bikers are welcome.

For information: www.pioneerpc.org

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Yard sale helps Relay For Life team

Angie’s Angels, a Washington County Relay For Life team, is having a 15-team member yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at Parkersburg City Park Shelter #4. There will be household items, holiday decorations, exercise equipment, clothing and more.

For information: Ericka Stout, 678-7460.

School board to meet in Woodsfield

The Switzerland of Ohio Local school district Board of Education will conduct a special meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday at 304 Mill St., Woodsfield. The purpose of the meeting is a work session only, with no public participation. The board may also consider any other business deemed necessary.

‘The Last Mountain’ to be shown locally

“The Last Mountain,” a documentary about mountaintop removal in West Virginia, is being shown Wednesday at the Unitarian Universalist Church at Third and Putnam streets in Marietta. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for social time and refreshments, with the showing at 7 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Church and the Mid-Ohio Valley Friends (Quakers.) For information about the film, visit thelastmountainmovie.com/

Reno Water District special meeting

The Reno Water and Sewer District will hold a special meeting to discuss health insurance benefits at 6 p.m. Thursday at 170 Mount Tom Road, Marietta.

Behavioral Health board to meet

The Washington County Behavioral Health Board will hold a regular meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the board office, 344 Muskingum Drive, Marietta.

Pinwheels for

Garden of Hope

Git-R-Done Girls, a Washington County Relay for Life team, is sponsoring a “Garden of Hope and Remembrance,” beginning Monday through May 10 in the Washington County Courthouse courtyard. A pinwheel can be purchased for $1 with a name provided for in memory of or in honor of.

For information: Tammie Sunderman, 350-9092.

Relay For Life event at Belpre Wendy’s

The Washington County Relay For Life team, Porterfield/Mullen Memorial, will be giving away prizes and selling baked goods from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Wendy’s in Belpre.

For information: Lisa Stone, (304) 481-8805 or lisastone@suddenlink.net.

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School staff will work a day at McDonald’s

Washington Elementary school staff will be working at the Glendale Road McDonald’s from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Funds raised will go toward new curtains for the school stage.

Warren FFA will hold bingo at Warren VFD

The Warren FFA will hold bingo from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Warren Volunteer Fire Department. Snacks and drinks will be provided with a donation. Each board will be 50 cents each with door prizes given to winners. The event will help raise money for the Washington County Relay For Life and the Warren FFA Chapter.

Presentation on the wheel bug at refuge

Derek Hennen will present a program on North America’s largest terrestrial true bug, the wheel bug, at 7 p.m. April 30. The program will be held at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters building at 3982 Waverly Road, Williamstown, and is being sponsored by the Friends of the Ohio River Islands NWR.

For information: (304) 375-2923, ext. 117.

MHS Class of 1951 luncheon April 30

The next Marietta High School Class of 1951 luncheon, will be at 11:30 a.m. April 30 at Da Vinci’s in Williamstown.

Annual cleanup under way in Dunham Twp.

Dunham Township will hold its annual township cleanup today through April 29. A dumpster will be located at the Dunham Township Fire Department. Items not permitted include any radioactive or asbestos materials, tires, batteries, paint, items containing freon, flammable, explosive, biomedical infectious or hazardous waste.

For information: Carolyn Brizendine, 678-8218 or 678-8297.

Karaoke planned at community building

A karaoke night will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Cutler Community Building. Food can be purchased at the canteen. Those participating should bring their own CD.

For information: Jim Blair, 374-8496.

Annual giant garage sale set for Saturday

The Williamstown First United Methodist Church will hold its annual Giant Garage Sale open to the public from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the church’s multi-purpose room, 304 West Fifth St. Proceeds will be used for mission projects.

For information: (304) 375-6386.

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Preschool screening at Ewing School

Preschool screening for non-disabled peers will be held at Ewing School May 6. The program has openings for children who demonstrate excellent play and language skills for the purpose of being role models for classroom peers with disabilities. Children must be 3 by May 1, be fully toilet trained, and demonstrate age appropriate skills in all areas of child development. Ewing preschool is licensed by the Ohio Department of Education and operates half-day preschool Tuesday through Friday. Ewing typical preschool fees are on a sliding scale. To register for the screening, call 373-3781, Ext. 10.

Kite workshop

at Barlow library

The Barlow Library will hold a kite workshop with the New Era One Room School Kite Club from 6 to 8:30 p.m. May 9. The workshop will include making your own kite and discussion of kite history, safety and flying. The event is free but registration is required.

For information: 678-0103.

Karaoke night at Cutler Center

A karaoke night will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. April 27 at the Cutler Community Building. Food can be purchased at the canteen. Those participating should bring their own CD.

For information: Jim Blair, 374-8496.

Bethel Alumni

banquet May 4

The Bethel Alumni Banquet will be held May 4 at the Bethel Community Center in Marr. Doors open at 5 p.m. and a steak dinner will be served at 6. The cost is $10. Anyone who attended Bethel High School or grade school and wants to attend should contact Joe Zwick at 934-2064.

Reno Lions plan huge yard sale

The Reno Lions Club will hold a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 11 at the Marietta Township Recreation Center. The cost is $15 for a space and tables may be rented for $5 each while they last.

For information: 373-1278.

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Smorgasbord dinner at Chesterhill

The Chesterhill Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its monthly Smorgasbord Dinner Sunday. Dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the fire station on Ohio 555. The menu will include baked steak, roast pork and dressing, fried chicken, noodles, mashed potatoes, a vegetable, other side dishes and dessert. 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.

Dunham Twp.

annual cleanup

Dunham Township will hold its annual township cleanup from April 22 to 29. A dumpster will be located at the Dunham Township Fire Department. Items not permitted include any radioactive or asbestos materials, tires, batteries, paint, items containing freon, flammable, explosive, biomedical infectious or hazardous waste.

For information: Carolyn Brizendine, 678-8218 or 678-8297.

Bingo to benefit Buckeye All Stars

The Buckeye All Stars will host a Longaberger & Scentsy Bingo on Sunday at Beverly-Center Elementary School. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and bingo begins at 2. Early tickets are $20 for 20 games and are available by calling 984-8060. Tickets at the door will be $25. There will also be a 50/50, raffle, country store, food and fun. All proceeds will benefit the cheer and dance teams as they compete at the U.S. Finals in Virginia Beach.

Troopers take on MHS volleyball team

Troopers from the Marietta post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol will take on the Marietta High School girls volleyball team in a match at 10 a.m. Friday at the high school. The cost for admission is $1 and the event is open to the public. Proceeds will be split between the high school key club and Operation Feed, which will distribute food to local food pantries.

Castle director to speak at Cutler

Scott Britton, executive director of the Castle, will be the guest speaker at the “Third Thursday History Series” at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road, at 7 p.m. today. He will be presenting on local Civil War history including USCT’s (U.S. Colored Troops) involvement in the war. The event is free and open to the public. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the canteen.

For information: 989-2706.

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Free legal clinic today in Marietta

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

For information: 374-2629.

Lunch and music Sunday at Cutler

Jim Blair and Friends will offer lunch and music from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cutler Community Center. There will be a fee for lunch.

Marietta schools fine arts festival

The Marietta City Schools Fine Arts Festival will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Marietta High School auditorium and gymnasium. The festival celebrates the art and music of those in first through 12th grades in the district. Admission is free and there will be refreshments.

Tunnel Relay For Life team auction

The Tunnel Relay for Life team will hold its annual Handmade-Homemade auction Saturday in the multipurpose building of the Tunnel United Methodist Church on Coffman Road. The church is off Ohio 550, five miles west of Marietta. The auction begins at 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5. Concessions will be available. Auctioned items will include quilts, baskets, walking sticks, stained glass, baked goods, candy and more.

For information: 373-3744

Service academies seminar Thursday

Washington County high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors are invited to attend a seminar to learn more about the U.S. service academies. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown will join U.S. Sen. Rob Portman to sponsor the Southern Ohio Military Academies Informational Seminar to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the community room in the main building of Washington State Community College. The event is geared toward students interested in attending West Point, the Air Force, Naval, Merchant Marine, and Coast Guard academies. Parents, guidance counselors, and other interested individuals are also invited.

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Global warming

program Wednesday

Guest speaker Andrew Grimm of the Marietta College Physics Department will talk about global warming during the meeting of the Marietta-Washington County League of Women Voters at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The meeting will be held in the basement fellowship hall of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, on the corner of Putnam and Third streets and is open to the public. A discussion session will follow the presentation.

Marietta Twp. senior luncheon Thursday

The Marietta Township senior luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Marietta Township Recreation Center, 260 Sandhill Road, Reno. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Drinks, plates and utensils will be furnished. The luncheon is open to all seniors.

For information: 373-7550.

Family & Children First Council to meet

The next Washington County Family & Children First Council meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Family & Children First office, 202 Davis Ave.

For information: 376-7081.

Chris Brubeck’s music at MC

Marietta College will close the 2012-13 Esbenshade Series with a performance by Chris Brubeck and Triple Play at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Alma McDonough Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. Chris Brubeck, of Chris Brubeck’s Triple Play, is the son of Dave Brubeck, the legendary jazz pianist and composer renowned for jazz standards like “Take Five” and “Blue Rondo ‘ la Turk.”

Troopers vs. MHS?volleyball team

Troopers from the Marietta post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol will take on the Marietta High School girls volleyball team in a match at 10 a.m. Friday at the high school. The cost for admission is $1 and the event is open to the public. Proceeds will be split between the high school key club and Operation Feed, which will distribute food to local food pantries.

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Relay for Life team plans rummage sale

The Washington County Relay For Life team St. Bernard C.W.C. will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the St. Bernard’s social hall in Beverly. All proceeds will benefit the Washington County Relay For Life.

Chamber dinner will feature Singing Nuns

The Beverly-Waterford Area Chamber Dinner will be held Thursday at the American Legion Hall and will feature “The Singing Nuns.” Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30. The cost is $25 per person or $45 per person in advance. Tickets are available at B&W Pharmacy, The Citizens Bank Company, Waterford Commercial & Savings Bank or by emailing etennent@thecitizens.com.

Program on hearing safety on the farm

The Washington County Farm Bureau will present a Beltone program on hearing safety on the farm at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Washington County Career Center Adult Training Building Room 602. The program is open to the public.

For information or to register: 866-855-7190.

Free presentation on financial aid process

The Marietta Noon Rotary Club will sponsor a free presentation by Rotarian Dan Jones on paying for college and the financial aid process. Families of high school juniors and sophomores who are planning on some form of education after high school are welcome. The presentation will take a little more than an hour in a workshop setting and note taking is encouraged. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 25 at the Microtel Inn and Suites in Marietta.

For information: Dan Jones, 350-6418.

Library board will meet at Beverly site

The Washington County Public Library board of trustees next regular meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Beverly branch library meeting room.

School’s finance committee will meet

There will be a Fort Frye Local School District finance committee meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday in the superintendent’s office located in Beverly-Center Elementary School, 510 Fifth St., Beverly.

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Beverly-Waterford area Chamber dinner

The Beverly-Waterford Area Chamber Dinner will be held Thursday at the American Legion Hall and will feature “The Singing Nuns.” Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30. The cost is $25 per person or $45 per person in advance. Tickets are available at B&W Pharmacy, The Citizens Bank Company, Waterford Commercial & Savings Bank or by emailing etennent@thecitizens.com.

Driver Safety Day Saturday at Strecker

A Community Driver Safety Day event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the Strecker Cancer Center Conference Room at Marietta Memorial Hospital. The event will include speakers from local law enforcement agencies, the Washington County Career Center Adult Technical Training Truck Driving Academy, testimonies from those who have been “victims” in driving errors and a driver rehab team. There will also be driver safety demonstrations with a mock crash scene with MedFlight flying in, a texting and driving demonstration and an 18 wheeler blind spot demonstration. The event is free and lunch will be served. RSVP by calling 525-7609.

Italian food to be served Sunday

An Italian feast and raffle will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at St. Mary’s School, Third and Marion streets, Marietta. The menu will include lasagna, fettuccine alfredo, spaghetti, salad, bread, and dessert. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under and free for those 5 and under.

‘Taste of Fine Art’ event Sunday

The Ely Chapman Education Foundation will hold “A Taste of Fine Art” featuring student and community artists from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the foundation, 403 Scammel St., Marietta. There will be a silent auction, live auction at 5:30 and a spaghetti dinner with all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad and garlic bread. The cost is $10 per person, or $5 for those under 12 and $25 for a family of four or more.

Beverly Eagles

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.

Roasted chicken, ham dinner

The Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department, 15015 State Route 26, will hold a roasted chicken or ham dinner at 4 p.m. Saturday.

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Hearing safety on the farm program

The Washington County Farm Bureau will present a Beltone program on hearing safety on the farm at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Washington County Career Center Adult Training Building Room 602. The program is open to the public.

– For information or to register: 866-855-7190.

Noon Rotary to hear about college costs

The Marietta Noon Rotary Club will sponsor a free presentation by Rotarian Dan Jones on paying for college and the financial aid process. Families of high school juniors and sophomores who are planning on some form of education after high school are welcome. The presentation will take a little more than an hour in a workshop setting and note taking is encouraged. It will be held at 6:30 p.m. April 25 at the Microtel Inn and Suites in Marietta.

– For information: Dan Jones, 350-6418.

Square dance fundraiser Saturday

The Marietta FFA will hold a square dance benefit fundraiser for Adam Biehl’s family from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Fearing firehouse. The cost is $5 per person, $8 per couple or $12 per family.

Used books, crafts, bakery sale in Belpre

St. Mark’s United Methodist Women’s used books, baked goods and craft sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 20 in the church fellowship hall, 302 Third St., Belpre. There will be used books, CDs, DVDs, tapes, puzzles, game boards and baked goods and crafts. Proceeds will support missions and other UMW-sponsored projects.

Thirty-One bingo

at Bartlett fire hall

The Wesley Township Volunteer Fire Department in Bartlett will hold Thirty-One Bingo at 6 p.m. April 20. The doors will open at 5 p.m. The cost will be $20 for 20 games. There will also be food and raffles.

– For information: Carol, 551 2977.

Jazz night Tuesday at MC theater

A night of jazz and contemporary music performed by Marietta College’s instrumental and vocal jazz groups will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Friederich Theatre on the Marietta College campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

– For information: 376.4696.

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Art event to benefit Ely Chapman

The Ely Chapman Education Foundation will hold “A Taste of Fine Art” featuring student and community artists from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the foundation, 403 Scammel St., Marietta.

There will be a silent auction, live auction at 5:30 and a spaghetti dinner with all-you-can-eat spaghetti, salad and garlic bread. The cost is $10 per person, or $5 for those under 12 and $25 for a family of four or more.

Program covers Royal Glass history

“A Hidden Treasure: Marietta’s Royal Glass Co.” will be presented from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Castle in Marietta. Jim Measell will give the presentation about the company, which was in operation from 1898 to 1903. The event is free.

Green Chair event

at MMH cafeteria

The Donate Life Ohio’s Green Chair campaign will be in front of Marietta Memorial Hospital’s cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Anyone whose life has been impacted by organ donation is invited to sit in the chair and tell their story. Registration forms will also be available to those who want to be organ donors as well as more information on organ donations.

Well-child clinic April 18 in Marietta

The Marietta City Health Department, 304 Putnam St., will hold a free Pediatric Well-Child Clinic April 18. This clinic is available to anyone under 21, regardless of insurance or income. The clinic is an opportunity for a child to have an exam if the family is without a physician or in between physicians. It could also be used for children with a medical card who are in need of a Healthchek. Call 373-0611, Ext. 186 for an appointment and for the nurse to obtain a history prior to the visit. No child will be seen on the day of the clinic without an appointment.

Area CROP Hunger Walk Sunday

The Mid-Ohio Valley CROP Hunger Walk will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. The 5-mile, community-wide walk begins at Third and Ohio streets in Marietta (under the Williamstown Bridge). The goal is to raise money for local food pantries and organizations around the world, and raise awareness of local and global hunger-related issues. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Marietta Community, First Church of the Nazarene, Gospel Mission and Helping Hands food pantries.

For information: hunger.cwsglobal.org or Jill Torbett, 373-3228, or Sara Lamb, 568-9104.

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Marietta FFA square dance benefit

The Marietta FFA is holding a square dance benefit fundraiser for Adam Biehl’s family from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Fearing firehouse. The cost is $5 per person, $8 per couple or $12 per family.

City health office offers immunizations

In conjunction with Marietta City Schools kindergarten registration, the Marietta City Health Department, 304 Putnam St., will offer immunizations to those entering kindergarten on 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and April 17. It is not necessary to make an appointment, but parents should bring their child’s immunization record with them. Siblings in need of immunizations are also welcome. The cost per immunization is $10. The medical card is also accepted. No child will be refused due to inability to pay. Every child entering kindergarten will get a special goody bag.

For information: 373-0611, Ext. 186.

Spring Family Night at Belpre Elementary

Belpre Elementary School will hold its Spring Family Night from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the school, 2000 Rockland Ave. The theme will be “Celebrating Belpre” in honor of the birthday of the city of Belpre. Families will take part in activities that are representative of the early days of settlement such as making homemade butter, sewing, calligraphy, games and more. The Belpre Historical Society and Marietta College will be on hand with examples of historical documents to show students primary and secondary sources. Family photographs will be taken in period style costumes and a light meal will be served. All activities are free for Belpre Elementary students and families.

Free dinner

at Tunnel church

A free community dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Tunnel United Methodist Church. The menu includes spaghetti, salad, applesauce, bread, beverages and dessert. The dinner is free but donations will be accepted. Tunnel Church is located on Ohio 550, four miles west of Marietta.

For information: 423-5519.

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Electric service issues briefing

Washington County business and community leaders, as well as interested residents, are invited to attend a special Electric Service Issues Briefing, sponsored by the Washington County Farm Bureau. The briefing will be held in the Washington State Community College auditorium at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The program will be facilitated by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) Director for Energy Services Dale Arnold.

Wildlife visitors

center closed Sat.

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center in Williamstown will remain closed on Saturdays during April. The refuge is planning on returning to its normal extended hours (Saturday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) on May 4. Through the month of April, hours of operation in the visitor center will remain Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The outdoor trails are open daily from one hour before sunrise until one hour after sunset.

Workshop on cyber security April 26

The Marietta Small Business Development Center and Marietta SCORE will offer a free three-hour workshop on cyber security on April 26 at Washington State Community College. The program will focus on small business and topics will include security software, firewalls, portable device security, data encryption and intrusion detection and prevention. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. in the Center for Business and Technology (upper parking lot) and will run until noon. A continental breakfast will be included from 8:30 to 9 a.m. The presenter will be Ray Page, owner of Concentric Technologies. Registration deadline is noon April 19 by calling the SBDC at 373-5150 or sending them an email at sbdc@wscc.edu.

Community band’s concert Saturday

The St. Marys Community Concert Band will perform its first concert of the 2013 season at 7 p.m. Saturday at the St. Marys Marina. The band will perform marches by Karl King and Sousa, compositions by Clare Grundman, R. Vaughan Williams and many others. All new members are welcome to participate at practices on Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. at the marina.

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Divorce Recovery Workshop beginning

First Baptist Church of Williamstown will be hold a seven-week Divorce Recovery workshop beginning on April 16 and running through May 28. The workshop is for all divorced or separated adults. The cost of the workshop is $20 and scholarships are available. The course lasts from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday.

For information: 304-375-5888.

Money management course planned

The Ohio State University Extension in Washington County is offering the Manage Your Money course to assist individuals and families with financial basics. The course begins April 29. Registration is required by April 26.

For information: Kathryn Dodrill or Sally Shaw, 376-7431 or dodrill.10@osu.edu or shaw.524@osu.edu

Board of elections

to meet Wednesday

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

Jazz concert to

help band boosters

The Marietta Band Boosters will present the sixth annual Sweet Jazz Concert April 12 in the Marietta High School Auditorium. The cost is $5 per person. There will be music by the middle school and high school jazz bands and all the desserts you can eat. A basket raffle will also be held.

For information: Chris Lisk, 376-9330.

Cancer Blasters sponsor yard sale

The Belpre Cancer Blasters Relay For Life team will hold a “This N That Inside Yard Sale” from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Belpre Lions Club on Murray Street in Belpre.

For information: Jane Vannoy, 667-6584 or Patty Wamsley, 678-2665.

Casino Night at Riverside Gallery

Casino Night at the Riverside Artists Gallery, 219 Second St., Marietta, will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. April 13. The event will raise money for Artsbridge and children’s art programs. Tickets are $25 in advance or at the door. There will be poker, craps, roulette and bingo and a chance to win hand crafted art. There will also be food and drinks.

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Hunter’s Heroes benefit bingo

Bingo to benefit Hunter’s Heroes will be held Sunday at the Marietta Township Recreation Center in Reno. Doors open at noon and games start at 1 p.m. There will also be door prizes, drawings, raffle prizes and a 50/50. Early bird tickets are available through today by calling Jennifer Schultheisz at 350-2182 or 376-0849. The cost is $20 for 20 games. Tickets will be $25 at the door. Participants must be at least 18.

Wolf Creek board

to address records

The Wolf Creek Local school district will hold a Records Commission meeting at 7:15 p.m. Monday in the Waterford High School library to dispose of old records. The regular board meeting will follow at 7:30 p.m.

Long rifle collectors exhibit April 13-14

The Association of Ohio Long Rifle Collectors will hold its 38th annual exhibit April 13-14 at the Lafayette Hotel. It’s primarily an exhibit of historic long rifles and accessories for the public but there will be a trading table for antique arms and accessories to be sold. The exhibit will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 14. Admission is $5.

Chicken, ham dinner served April 13

There will be a roasted chicken or ham dinner starting at 4 p.m. April 13 at the Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department, 15015 State Route 26, Marietta.

Bingo to benefit Wolf Creek baseball, softball leagues

Bingo to benefit the Wolf Creek Youth Baseball and Softball leagues will be held in the Waterford High School gym on April 14. Doors open at 1 p.m. and bingo begins at 2. The cost is 20 games for $20 with an extra $5 game for a large hamper basket with lid and protector. There will also be a raffle, a 50/50 and concessions.

For information: 350-6188 or (304) 375-4649.

Kennel club benefit bingo Sunday

Bingo, sponsored by the Blennerhassett Kennel Club., will be held Sunday at the VFW, 319 Pike St. Marietta. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and games begin at 2. The cost is 20 games for $20. There will also be a raffle, 50/50, early bird drawing, and there will be food available. For tickets, call 373-7682.

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Marietta kindergarten

screening dates set

Kindergarten screening will be held in the Marietta City Schools Board of Education conference room, 111 Academy Drive on the following dates:

Washington Elementary, April 15.

Harmar Elementary, April 17.

Putnam Elementary, April 18.

Phillips Elementary, April 19.

Children must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 to enroll in kindergarten.

For information: 376-2468, Ext. 17.

Shrimp, beer dinner Friday at Post 64

There will be a shrimp and beer dinner Friday at American Legion Post 64, Eighth and Wooster streets in Marietta. Dinner will be served from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and costs $10. There will be a round and square dance from 7 to 10 p.m. with 4 Hits & A Miss for $4 per person. There will also be a 50/50 drawing. The event is open to the public.

All Stars sponsor purse bingo event

Ohio Valley All Stars will hold a purse bingo on April 14 at the VFW on Pike Street in Marietta. Doors will open at noon and bingo starts at 2 p.m. The cost is $20 for 20 games. There will be refreshments, raffles and bust a balloons. For tickets call 525-0405. Pre-paid tickets in advance get put into an early bird drawing for a purse.

Grief workshop

at Tunnel church

Tunnel United Methodist Church will present a grief workshop at 6:30 p.m. April 14. The program will be presented by Marietta Home Nursing and Hospice and will cover the grieving process and ways to cope. The program is open to the public. Light refreshments will follow.

Independence Twp. trustees meet

The Independence Township Trustees will hold their regular April meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the townhouse on Upper Archers Fork Road.

Salem-Liberty spring carnival Saturday

The Salem-Liberty Elementary PTO is having a spring carnival from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Dinner will be served by the fifth grade class. There will be an auction of items made by each homeroom.

Tai chi classes at Cutler Center

Tai chi classes are being held at 6 p.m. each Thursday with the exception of the third Thursday of the month at the Cutler Community Center.

For information: John or Emily, 989-2135.

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Beverly committee meetings this month

The village of Beverly committee meetings for April will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The regular council meeting will be at 7 p.m. April 10 and the Board of Public Affairs meeting will be at 5 p.m. April 17. All meetings will be at the village office, 919 Mitchell Ave.

Auditions at MOVP for ‘Leaving Iowa’

The Mid-Ohio Valley Players will hold auditions for “Leaving Iowa” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the theater on Putnam Street. Production dates are June 14-29.

Eagles dinner: ham, scalloped potatoes

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

Sewer repairs will close certain streets

The Marietta Wastewater Department will be making repairs to the sanitary sewer in the area of 506 Smith St., on Tuesday. Smith Street will be closed between Wood Street and Lancaster Street. Repairs are expected to be completed by Wednesday, but partial closure may extend through Thursday.

For information: 373-3858.

Rep. Johnson will hold town hall event

Congressman Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, will hold a town hall event “Mineral Rights: Unraveling Federal Taxation” from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Wednesday in Washington State Community College’s Graham Auditorium. The forum will address concerns and questions regarding tax filing requirements from mineral extraction income. Additionally, a representative from the Internal Revenue Service will be on hand to answer questions.

Permanent recycling trailer in Barlow Twp.

Beginning today, Barlow Township will have a permanent recycling trailer at the Township Hall, 567 Warrior Drive. The following items can be recycled:

Plastic bottles and jugs.

Glass bottles and jars.

Cartons and aseptics.

Paper and cardboard.

Aluminum and steel cans.

No separation is required

Craft, vendor show at Oak Grove center

The Spring Fling Craft and Vendor Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Oak Grove Recreation Center on BF Goodrich Road. There is no cost for admission. There will be a soup lunch.