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Community yard sale in Reno area

The Reno Lions Club will hold a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Marietta Township Recreation Center. The cost to rent a space is $15 and tables are available for $5. Proceeds will benefit the club’s service projects.

For information: 373-1278.

Wesley auxiliary smorgasbord

The Wesley Township Volunteer Fire Department’s women’s auxiliary will hold a smorgasbord from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at the fire station in Bartlett. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. The menu will include ham loaf and Italian chicken.

Muskingum Twp. trustees to meet

The Muskingum Township trustees have changed the date of their regular meeting from Monday to 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Muskingum Township Town Hall.

Taco in a bowl

Friday in Beverly

The Beverly Eagles Ladies Auxiliary will be serving taco in a bowl at 5 p.m. Friday. The cost is $3 per bowl.

They will hold a baked spaghetti dinner at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6. The cost is $7. The meal also includes salad, rolls and desert. For carry-out, call 984-4733.

Pizza fundraiser

for Wall of Sound

The Marietta Wall of Sound marching band and The Original Pizza Place on Second Street in Marietta will hold a fundraising event from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 10. Fifteen percent of all receipts that evening will support the band program.

Toddler Time,

Story Hour signups

Registration is under way at the New Matamoras Library for the fall Toddler Time and Story Hour programs. Toddler Time is an interactive program for children ages 2 and 3 and their parent/caregiver. Story is intended for children ages 4 and 5. Programs will begin Sept. 4. Registration is required; 865-3386.

Memorial 5K event Sept. 7 in Beverly

A memorial 5K will be held in honor of Sgt. Kyle Bankes of Beverly at 9 a.m. Sept. 7 starting at Fort Frye High. Registration forms are at Citizen’s Bank in Marietta, Connection Day Spa in Lowell, Jukebox Pizza in Waterford and B&W Pharmacy in Beverly.

For information: Alyssa Cheeseman, 629-8082 or Alana Cunningham, 336-4892.

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Leavitt’s hosts

Belpre gospel sing

Leavitt Funeral Home, 801 Victor St., Belpre will have its annual gospel sing from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 7. Musical groups performing will be Day Spring, Mission Trio, New Legacy and The Williams Family. There will also be an antique car and tractor display, free food and drinks and a tent provided for shade.

For information: Jackie Cassady, 423-6326.

Friday night open swims at Ewing

Ewing School will resume Friday night open swims on Sept. 13. The open swims will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at a cost of $2 per person.

Warm water arthritis classes will resume Sept. 10. Classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays through the school year. Class times are 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30 p.m.

For information: 373-3781, Ext. 22.

Relay For Life fundraiser Tuesday

Bridget’s Brigade Relay For Life Team and The Original Pizza Place on Second Street in Marietta will have a fundraiser from 4:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Fifteen percent of all receipts collected that evening will be donated to the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life.

Disabilities board meets Tuesday

The Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold a regular board meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at Ewing School, 1701 Colegate Drive, Marietta.

Soup luncheon

Sept. 8 in Beverly

The Beverly Masonic Lodge will hold a soup luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 8 with all-you-can eat soup, sandwiches and dessert. There will be four kinds of soup. Donations will be accepted. Carry-out and delivery is available by calling 984-2826.

No Rumpke waste collections Monday

Rumpke waste removal and recycling collection service will not occur on Monday due to the Labor Day holiday. Service will be delayed one day during the week of the holiday. Monday’s collection will move to Tuesday; Tuesday’s collection will move to Wednesday and so on. Regular collection will resume the week of Sept. 9. Visit www.rumpke.com for Rumpke’s annual holiday schedule.

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Congressmen to

discuss health care

Congressman Bill Johnson will be joined by Congressman Phil Roe of Tennessee from 8:40 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for “Affordable Care Act: What YOU Need to Know,” a special presentation geared towards area medical professionals regarding the Affordable Care Act, hosted by Heartland Rehabilitation Services and the Memorial Health System. The program will be held at Heartland of Marietta, 5001 State Route 60, Marietta. Following the discussion there will be a question and answer session, concluding with a brief tour of the facility.

Pancake breakfast to benefit Shrine Club

A pancake breakfast benefiting the Marietta Shrine Club will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Marietta Applebee’s. The cost is $5. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance by contacting Ray at 629-5581.

Toddler Time,

Story Hour signups

Registration is under way at the New Matamoras Library for the fall Toddler Time and Story Hour programs. Toddler Time is an interactive program for children ages 2 and 3 and their parent/caregiver. Story Hour is intended for children ages 4 and 5. Both programs feature stories, crafts, creative play and music. Programs will begin Sept. 4. Registration is required by calling 865-3386.

Democratic Party group to meet

The Washington County Democratic Women’s Action Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday at the VFW on Pike Street in Marietta. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at noon. Members of Marietta City Council have been invited to attend the meeting to address current city issues and to answer questions that members may have. All Democratic women in Washington County are welcome to attend.

Archery instruction on Saturday

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Crooked Creek Archery will be presenting archery instruction from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for all ages. No registration is needed and walk-ins are welcome. The event will be held at Crooked Creek Archery at 16 Plum Run Road off Route 31 in Williamstown.

For information: (304) 375-2434.

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Congressmen will give presentation

Congressman Bill Johnson will be joined by Congressman Phil Roe of Tennessee from 8:40 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday for “Affordable Care Act: What YOU Need to Know,” a special presentation geared towards area medical professionals regarding the Affordable Care Act, hosted by Heartland Rehabilitation Services and the Memorial Health System. The program will be held at Heartland of Marietta, 5001 State Route 60, Marietta. Following the discussion there will be a question and answer session, concluding with a brief tour of the facility.

Benefit breakfast at Marietta Applebee’s

A pancake breakfast benefiting the Marietta Shrine Club will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Sept. 7 at the Marietta Applebee’s. The cost is $5. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance by contacting Ray at 629-5581.

Registration required for library programs

Registration is under way at the New Matamoras Library for the fall Toddler Time and Story Hour programs. Toddler Time is an interactive program for children ages 2 and 3 and their parent/caregiver. Story Hour is intended for children ages 4 and 5. Both programs feature stories, crafts, creative play and music. Programs will begin Sept. 4. Registration is required by calling 865-3386.

Demoratic women’s committee will meet

The Washington County Democratic Women’s Action Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday at the VFW on Pike Street in Marietta. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at noon. Members of Marietta City Council have been invited to attend the meeting to address current city issues and to answer questions that members may have. All Democratic women in Washington County are welcome to attend.

Archery instruction offered to all ages

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Crooked Creek Archery will be presenting archery instruction from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday for all ages. No registration is needed and walk-ins are welcome. The event will be held at Crooked Creek Archery at 16 Plum Run Road off Route 31 in Williamstown.

For information: 304-375-2434.

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Wildflower Walk Tuesday at refuge

A “Fall Native Wildflower Walk” will be held at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The walk will depart from the refuge visitor center, located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown. This walk will follow the refuge trails while participants learn how to identify native wildflowers. Master Naturalist Emily Grafton will lead the walk.

For information: 304-375-2923, Ext. 115.

Free lunch 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. Tuesday. The church is located on the corner of Wooster and Fourth streets with the entrance off Wooster Street.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser today

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the American Legion in Williamstown to help send Thad Duvall to race the International Six Days of Enduro in Italy. The cost is $7 a plate. The meal will also include salad, bread and dessert. There will also be a 50/50, country store and International Six Days of Enduro T-shirts for sale.

Bring One flower, seed exchange

The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardeners will hold their annual Bring One Take One Flower & Seed Exchange Saturday. Bring your plants, seeds or bulbs at 9 a.m. and the exchange will start at 10 in Upper Muskingum River Park in the 500 block of Front Street in Marietta. Please label each so the new owner will know the name, planting instructions, color, bloom season, etc. Houseplants are also welcome. Those who have extra shovels, gardening tools, aprons, ceramic pots, unopened soil and fertilizer and garden decorations can bring them to exchange.

For information: 376-7431 or washington.osu.edu/events/bring-one-take-one.

Archery instruction at Crooked Creek

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Crooked Creek Archery will be presenting archery instruction from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 31 for all ages. No registration is needed and walk-ins are welcome. The event will be held at Crooked Creek Archery at 16 Plum Run Road off Route 31 in Williamstown.

For information: 304-375-2434.

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Commissioners meet at 7 in Barlow

The Washington County commissioners will conduct their regular weekly meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Barlow branch of the Washington County Public Library.

Democratic women’s group to meet

The Washington County Democratic Women’s Action Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Aug. 29 at the VFW on Pike Street in Marietta.

Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at noon. Members of Marietta City Council have been invited to attend the meeting to address current city issues and to answer questions that members may have. All Democratic women in Washington County are welcome to attend.

Archery class Aug. 31 at Crooked Creek

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Crooked Creek Archery will be presenting archery instruction from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 31 for all ages. No registration is needed and walk-ins are welcome. The event will be held at Crooked Creek Archery at 16 Plum Run Road off Route 31 in Williamstown.

For information: (304) 375-2434.

5K in Beverly to honor serviceman

A memorial 5K will be held in honor of Sgt. Kyle Bankes of Beverly at 9 a.m. Sept. 7 starting at Fort Frye High School. Registration forms are available at Citizen’s Bank in Marietta, the Connection Day Spa in Lowell, Jukebox Pizza in Waterford and B&W Pharmacy in Beverly. The registration fee before Tuesday is $20 and the fee is $25 the day of the race.

For information: Alyssa Cheeseman, 629-8082 or Alana Cunningham, 336-4892.

Morning Rotary hosts cruise, auction

The Marietta Morning Rotary Club is hosting the 2013 Valley Gem Cruise & Charity Auction to benefit local youth reading programs.

The two hour cruise will take place Sept. 28 from 8 to 10 p.m. on the Valley Gem sternwheeler. In addition to the silent and live auctions there will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased from any Morning Rotarian.

For information or to donate an auction item, call Roger Bartunek at 350-1220 or David Haas at 236-0298.

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Commissioners

to meet in Barlow

The Washington County Commissioners will conduct their regular weekly meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Barlow branch of the Washington County Public Library.

Women’s Action Committee to meet

The Washington County Democratic Women’s Action Committee will hold its monthly meeting on Aug. 29 at the VFW on Pike Street in Marietta. Lunch will be available at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting will begin at noon. Members of Marietta City Council have been invited to attend the meeting to address current city issues and to answer questions that members may have. All Democratic women in Washington County are welcome to attend.

Archery instruction program Aug. 31

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Crooked Creek Archery will be presenting archery instruction from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 31 for all ages. No registration is needed and walk-ins are welcome. The event will be held at Crooked Creek Archery at 16 Plum Run Road off Route 31 in Williamstown.

For information: 304-375-2434.

Memorial 5K Sept. 7 starts at Fort Frye

A memorial 5K will be held in honor of Sgt. Kyle Bankes of Beverly at 9 a.m. Sept. 7 starting at Fort Frye High School. Registration forms are available at Citizen’s Bank in Marietta, the Connection Day Spa in Lowell, Jukebox Pizza in Waterford and B&W Pharmacy in Beverly. The registration fee before Tuesday is $20 and the fee is $25 the day of the race.

For information: Alyssa Cheeseman, 629-8082 or Alana Cunningham, 336-4892.

Morning Rotary cruise, auction

The Marietta Morning Rotary Club is hosting the 2013 Valley Gem Cruise & Charity Auction to benefit local youth reading programs. The two hour cruise will take place Sept. 28 from 8 to 10 p.m. on the Valley Gem sternwheeler. In addition to the silent and live auctions there will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Tickets are $25 and may be purchased from any Morning Rotarian. For information or to donate an auction item, call Roger Bartunek at 350-1220 or David Haas at 236-0298.

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County health

immunization clinic

The Washington County Health Department Immunization Clinic will be closed Wednesday. Normal hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be held Friday.

For information: 374-2782, Ext. 1021.

Morning Rotary hosts benefit cruise

The Marietta Morning Rotary Club is hosting the 2013 Valley Gem Cruise & Charity Auction to benefit local youth reading programs. The two hour cruise will take place Sept. 28 from 8 to 10 p.m. on the Valley Gem sternwheeler. In addition to the silent and live auctions there will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased from any Morning Rotarian. For information or to donate an auction item, call Roger Bartunek at 350-1220 or David Haas at 236-0298.

Native Wildflower Walk on Aug. 27

A “Fall Native Wildflower Walk” will be held at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge at 7 p.m. Aug. 27. The walk will depart from the refuge visitor center, located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown. This walk will follow the refuge trails while participants learn how to identify native wildflowers. Master Naturalist Emily Grafton will lead the walk.

For information: (304) 375-2923, Ext. 115.

Presbyterian Church offers free lunch

First Presbyterian Church of Marietta is offering a free lunch for the community from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27. The church is located on the corner of Wooster and Fourth streets with the entrance off Wooster Street.

Back to School rally today at Waterford

A Meet Your Teacher/Back To School Rally will be held at 6 p.m. today at Waterford Elementary School. Students can meet their teachers, go to their homerooms, drop off school supplies and have refreshments in the cafeteria. The rally starts at 6:45 in the Cooper Annex.

Thrift store special at Vincent site

The thrift store of the Western Washington County Food Pantry, 18 High St., Vincent, will hold a $2-a-bag sale through Aug. 29. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 1 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

For information: 678-1065.

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Belpre BOE will hold regular meeting today

The Belpre City Schools Board of Education will hold its regular meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Stone Administration/Early Learning Center.

School district plans special board meeting

The Switzerland of Ohio Local school district will hold a special board meeting at 8 a.m. Wednesday at 304 Mill St., Woodsfield. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the employment of a public employee, to consider reassignment of personnel, to consider approval of a lease agreement with the Village of Woodsfield for the Memorial Park Lease and other any business deemed necessary. There will be no public participation.

Immunization clinic closed Wednesday

The Washington County Health Department Immunization Clinic will be closed Wednesday. Normal hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. will be held Friday.

For information: 374-2782, Ext. 1021.

MMS sixth-grade orientation Tuesday

Marietta Middle School will hold a sixth-grade orientation at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the school. An open house for the incoming seventh and eighth graders will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the school.

Annual flower & seed exchange Saturday

The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardeners will hold their annual Bring One Take One Flower & Seed Exchange Aug. 24. Bring your plants, seeds or bulbs at 9 a.m. and the exchange will start at 10 in Upper Muskingum River Park in the 500 block of Front Street in Marietta. Please label each so the new owner will know the name, planting instructions, color, bloom season, etc. Houseplants are also welcome. Those who have extra shovels, gardening tools, aprons, ceramic pots, unopened soil and fertilizer and garden decorations can bring them to exchange.

For information: 376-7431 or washington.osu.edu/events/bring-one-take-one.

Marietta water office closing for two days

The City of Marietta water office will be closing on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. so that staff may attend training seminars. On Thursday the office will open at noon.

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Wolf Creek board meets Monday

The Wolf Creek Board of Education will hold its regular monthly meeting Monday immediately following the employee/retiree breakfast. The approximate time of the meeting will be 9 a.m. in the Waterford Elementary principal’s office.

Wildflower walk

at refuge Aug. 27

A “Fall Native Wildflower Walk” will be held at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge at 7 p.m. Aug. 27. The walk will depart from the refuge visitor center, located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown. This walk will follow the refuge trails while participants learn how to identify native wildflowers. Master Naturalist Emily Grafton will lead the walk.

For information: (304) 375-2923, Ext. 115.

Board of Elections office closed today

The Washington County Board of Elections will be closed today so the staff may attend a Secretary of State training seminar in Athens.

Bridge beam repairs on 339 complete

Repairs to fix the bridge beam on the U.S. 50-Ohio 339 overpass are now complete and Ohio 339 is open to traffic.

Frontier pep rally, meet-the-team night

A Meet the Team Night Pep Rally will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Frontier High School/Middle School Cougar Field. Football and cheerleading teams and coaches will be introduced from kindergarten to 12th grade as well as Frontier Middle School and high school volleyball teams and coaches. In the event of rain, the pep rally will be held in the gymnasium.

Following the pep rally, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. will be the first Cougar Swim at the Matamoras Swimming Pool. Admission for the pool party is $5 per person.

For information: Alice Hurte, 865-3473, Ext. 1000.

Spaghetti dinner fundraiser Aug. 23

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 23 at the American Legion in Williamstown to help send Thad Duvall to race the International Six Days of Enduro in Italy. The cost is $7 a plate. The meal will also include salad, bread and dessert. There will also be a 50/50, country store and International Six Days of Enduro T-shirts for sale.

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Bring One Take One exchange Aug. 24

The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardeners will hold their annual Bring One Take One Flower & Seed Exchange Aug. 24. Bring your plants, seeds or bulbs at 9 a.m. and the exchange will start at 10 in Upper Muskingum River Park in the 500 block of Front Street in Marietta. Please label each so the new owner will know the name, planting instructions, color, bloom season, etc. Houseplants are also welcome. Those who have extra shovels, gardening tools, aprons, ceramic pots, unopened soil and fertilizer and garden decorations can bring them to exchange.

For information: 376-7431 or washington.osu.edu/events/bring-one-take-one.

Basket Bingo at St. Ambrose Saturday

Basket Bingo will be held Saturday at St. Ambrose Church, 5080 School House Road, Little Hocking. Doors open at 11 a.m. and bingo begins at noon.

For information and early bird registration: Marsha, 304-991-3636 or Vivian at 304-483-2908.

Bingo nights

at St. Mary School

Bingo is being held every Thursday and Saturday at St. Mary School, Third and Marion streets, Marietta. Doors open at 4 p.m. and bingo starts at 7.

Breast, cervical

cancer screenings

Breast and cervical cancer screenings and education will be provided by the Ohio University and Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Community Health Programs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the program’s mobile van parked at the old M&M school lot on Jefferson Street between Kennebec and 7th streets in McConnelsville. There will be free Pap tests, pelvic and breast examinations, breast health education and appointments for mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women. Appointments are required by calling 800-844-2654 or (740) 593-2432.

$2-a-bag sale at pantry thrift store

The thrift store of the Western Washington County Food Pantry, 18 High St., Vincent, will hold a $2-a-bag sale through Aug. 29. School supplies will be passed out today for Warren Local students. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 1 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

For information: 678-1065.

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Spaghetti dinner fundraiser Aug. 23

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 23 at the American Legion in Williamstown to help send Thad Duvall to race the International Six Days of Enduro in Italy. The cost is $7 a plate. The meal will also include salad, bread and dessert. There will also be a 50/50, country store and International Six Days of Enduro T-shirts for sale.

Bake sale to support Alzheimer’s Walk

Staff of the O’Neill Center in Marietta will hold a bake sale from 8 a.m. to noon Thursday. Proceeds will support the Alzheimer’s Walk taking place on Sept. 7 in Parkersburg City Park.

Williamstown Eagles square dance Fri.

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

Genealogical Society annual picnic

The Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will hold its annual picnic meeting at noon Saturday at the Don and Sharon Gardner home, 1645 County Road 9, Marietta. Those attending should bring a potluck dish to share. Meat, rolls, a drink and eating utensils will be provided.

For information: Sharon Gardner, 373-1641.

Zelda Fitzgerald

program in Barlow

The Friends of the Barlow Library are sponsoring a program on Zelda Fitzgerald as portrayed by Debra Conner. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the library. Sign-up is requested by calling 678-0103.

Steak and chicken supper in Lowell

American Legion Post 750 in Lowell will hold a steak fry or chicken breast supper from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the post hall. All meals come with bread, salad, coffee or water. The cost for a steak dinner, cooked to order, is $10. A chicken breast dinner is $7 and a no meat meal is $5. Dessert will also be sold.

Wesley Twp. VFD auxiliary breakfast

The Wesley Township Volunteer Fire Department’s women’s auxiliary will hold a breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the fire department in Bartlett. The cost will be $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

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‘Tree-mendous Adventure’ for kids

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge will hold a “Tree-mendous Adventure” for children ages 6-15 at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Visitor Center located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown. The program will include a hike through the forest in addition to activities about forestry, tree aging and leaf identification. Closed toed shoes and bug spray are recommended. The program is free and approximately two hours long. Reserve a spot by calling 304-375-2923, Ext. 115. Parents or guardians are required to be present. In the event of inclement weather, call or check the refuge’s Facebook page to find out if the program is canceled.

Rummage sale Sat. at local church

A rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the back parking lot of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta. There will be household items, furniture, clothing and books and games.

Back to School

Rally at Waterford

A Meet Your Teacher/Back To School Rally will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at Waterford Elementary School. Students can meet their teachers, go to their homerooms, drop off school supplies and have refreshments in the cafeteria. The rally starts at 6:45 in the Cooper Annex.

Electronics recycling event ends Wed.

The Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District is sponsoring its annual electronics recycling event at the Washington County garage, 1405 Colegate Drive, Marietta, today and Wednesday. Computers, televisions, cell phones, telephones, printers, cable devices and other electronics can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. each day. Appliances are not accepted at this event.

For information: wasteabate.org

Breast, cervical

cancer screenings

Breast and cervical cancer screenings and education will be provided by the Ohio University and Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Community Health Programs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21 in the program’s mobile van parked at the old M&M school lot in McConnelsville.

Appointments are required by calling 800-844-2654 or (740) 593-2432.

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Bring One Take One flower exchange

The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardeners will hold their annual Bring One Take One Flower & Seed Exchange Aug. 24. Bring your plants, seeds or bulbs at 9 a.m. and the exchange will start at 10 in Upper Muskingum River Park in the 500 block of Front Street in Marietta. Please label each so the new owner will know the name, planting instructions, color, bloom season, etc. Houseplants welcome. Those who have extra shovels, gardening tools, aprons, ceramic pots, unopened soil and fertilizer and garden decorations can exchange them.

For information: 376-7431 or washington.osu.edu/events/bring-one-take-one.

$2 bag sale at pantry’s thrift store

The thrift store of the Western Washington County Food Pantry, 18 High St., Vincent, will hold a $2-a-bag sale through Aug. 29. School supplies will be passed out this Thursday for Warren Local students. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 1 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

For information: 678-1065.

Free meal, clothing giveaway Saturday

A free meal and clothing giveaway will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Faith United Methodist Church, 503 Seventh St., Marietta.

Temporary closings along Bender Road

Bender Road (Warren Township 279) will be closed intermittently approximately one mile south of Ohio 550 through Friday for slip repair.

Electronics recycling through wednesday

The Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District is sponsoring its annual electronics recycling event at the Washington County garage, 1405 Colegate Drive, Marietta, today through Wednesday. Computers, televisions, cell phones, telephones, printers, cable devices and other electronics can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Appliances are not accepted at this event.

For information: wasteabate.org

Benefit Aug. 24

at Spinning Wheel

A benefit for Kathy Satterfield Tustin will be held from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Spinning Wheel in Newport. There will be 50/50 drawings and several auctions along with live music. Donations accepted.

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Meet Your Teacher, Back to School rally Aug. 20 at Waterford

A Meet Your Teacher/Back To School Rally will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 20 at Waterford Elementary School. Students can meet their teachers, go to their homerooms, drop off school supplies and have refreshments in the cafeteria. The rally starts at 6:45 in the Cooper Annex.

Zelda Fitzgerald

program at Barlow

The Friends of the Barlow Library are sponsoring a program on Zelda Fitzgerald as portrayed by Debra Conner. The event is free and open to the public and will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at the library. Sign-up is requested by calling 678-0103.

Sat. yard sale at Williamstown Legion

The Williamstown American Legion Auxiliary Post 159 will hold a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Tables can be rented for $10 for one and $5 for a second table. Those who sell items keep their profits. Setup is after 7 pm. today or at 7 a.m. Saturday. There will be food sales on site.

For information: (304) 375-7552 or (304) 375-5997.

EVE benefit auction Aug. 23 at Lafayette

The 31st annual benefit auction for EVE Inc. will be Aug. 23 at the Lafayette Hotel in Marietta. A silent auction will be followed by a live auction. There will be refreshments and a cash bar. Admission is $20 per person or $175 for a table of 10. Reservations are suggested by calling 374-5820.

Benefit for Kathy Satterfield Tustin

A benefit for Kathy Satterfield Tustin will be held from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Spinning Wheel in Newport. There will be 50/50 drawings and several auctions along with live music. There is no charge but donations will be accepted.

Ice cream social

Saturday at Marr

An ice cream social will be held Saturday at the Bethel Community Center on Ohio 260 in Marr. Serving starts at 5 p. m, with country music with open mic from 6 to 8 p.m.

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Breast, cervical

cancer screenings

Breast and cervical cancer screenings and education will be provided by the Ohio University and Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Community Health Programs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21 in the program’s mobile van parked at the old M&M school lot on Jefferson Street between Kennebec and 7th streets in McConnelsville. There will be free Pap tests, pelvic and breast examinations, breast health education and appointments for mammograms for uninsured and underinsured women. Appointments are required by calling 800-844-2654 or (740) 593-2432.

Library program in Wine Tree Vineyards

The Barlow Library will host a program on “Wine Tree Vineyards” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The program will include a discussion on how Craig and Candice Brandy turned their hobby of into a business. The event is free and open to the public. Sign-up is requested by calling 678-0103.

Wall of Sound show Saturday afternoon

The Marietta Wall of Sound Marching Band will perform its 2013-2014 competition and half-time show along with music from the upcoming season at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium. The event is free and open to the public.

Castle hosts living history program

The Castle in Marietta will hold “Living History Program: Aunt Fanny” at 4 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $5 and reservations are required. Carolina Alvarez will present a first-person living history performance on Frances Dana Barker Gage, a suffragette, abolitionist and temperance proponent. Reservations can be made by calling 373-4180.

Back-to-school

program for parents

“Back to School Safely,” a free workshop for parents will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at 200 Union Square, Suite 3, Marietta. The workshop is designed to help parents teach personal safety to children from preschool to college. It will be presented by Anna Marcel de Hermanas, licensed professional clinical counselor. To register, call 336-7837 or email annamdh@suddenlink.net

Rabies shot clinic for dogs, cats

A rabies shot clinic for dogs and cats will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Little Hocking Township Park on Ohio 124. The cost is $7 per animal. Dogs must be on a leash.

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Breakfast at Wesley Twp. fire hall

The Wesley Township Volunteer Fire Department’s women’s auxiliary will hold a breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Aug. 17 at the fire department in Bartlett. The cost will be $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

Basket Bingo at

St. Ambrose Church

Basket Bingo will be held Aug. 17 at St. Ambrose Church, 5080 School House Road, Little Hocking. Doors open at 11 a.m. and bingo begins at noon.

For information and early bird registration: Marsha, (304) 991-3636 or Vivian at (304) 483-2908.

Church taking Smart Choice food orders

The Second Congregational Church, 1855 Greene St., Marietta, will be taking orders for a new food program, Smart Choice Foods, at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday. The last day to order food online is Tuesday by 6 p.m. Food will be distributed at the church from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 24. There are no income guidelines or limits.

For information: 373-0254, 373-3516 or www.smartchoicefood.com

Ice cream social Sunday at Beverly

An ice cream social will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in Dodge Park in Beverly. There will be sloppy joes, brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, pie, ice cream, tea and lemonade, along with DJ Jim Davis of Huntington, W.Va., clowns, face painting and balloons. Proceeds go to the Special Olympics and Beverly Masonic Foundation. In the event of bad weather, the social will move to the Beverly Masonic Lodge.

Barlow VFD ice cream social Sat.

The Barlow Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual ice cream social from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday. There will be BBQ chicken dinners, hot dogs, desserts and ice cream, along with children’s games, a silent auction, country store, many prizes, Med Flight and AirEvac and more.

Food pantry holds pancake breakfast

The Marietta Community Food Pantry will hold a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s of Marietta from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5 at the door. Proceeds will go to the pantry.

MHS ninth-grade

orientation Aug. 20

The Marietta High School Ninth Grade Orientation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at the school.

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Meet & greet for potential volunteer firefighters

Washington State Community College will host a meet & greet from 6 to 9 p.m. today for regional residents interested in serving their communities as a volunteer firefighter.

WSCC is in the process of establishing a new Fire Training Program at the Center for Public Safety Training. The meet & greet will give interested parties a chance to meet with local volunteer and career firefighters and learn more about the new program. The event will be held at the Center for Public Safety Training on WSCC’s campus.

Thrift store holds

$2-a-bag sale

The thrift store of the Western Washington County Food Pantry, 18 High St., Vincent, will hold a $2-a-bag sale through Aug. 29. School supplies will be passed out on Aug. 15 for Warren Local students. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday and 1 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday.

For information: 678-1065.

Wall of Sound show at 1:30 p.m. Sat.

The Marietta Wall of Sound Marching Band will perform its 2013-2014 competition and half-time show along with music from this upcoming season at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Don Drumm Stadium. The event is free and open to the public. Water and bake sale items will be sold.

Back to School Bash 5 to 7 Wednesday

A Back to School Bash will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Belpre Heights United Methodist Church, 720 Clement Ave. It will be the last hot dog, chip and drink dinner on the front parking lot of the church for this summer. The event is free and open to the public. Children can bring water guns to play with.

Ballroom dance

Saturday at Post 64

A ballroom dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion, Eighth and Wooster streets, Marietta, with Sandi Elam, ballroom DJ. Dress is dressy casual. The cost is $25 per couple. Those attending may bring food but must buy drinks.

For information: Linda Myers, 304-428-7821.

Library committee at Buckley House

The Washington County Public Library Facilities and Technology committee’s next meeting will be at noon Wednesday at the Buckley House, 332 Front St., Marietta.

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Immunization clinic hours extended

The Marietta City Health Department, 304 Putnam St., Marietta, will extend its hours for the immunization clinic until 6:30 p.m. today and the first Monday of each month. All other Mondays immunizations are offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be a special immunization clinic from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday specifically for those entering the seventh grade to receive the required Tdap vaccination. No appointment is necessary.

Immunizations are also offered at the Belpre City Health Department, 715 Park Drive, Belpre, on every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Both health departments charge $10 per shot, or the medical card will be accepted. No one will be turned away due to inability to pay.

For information: 373-0611, Ext. 186.

Special county fair board meeting today

The Washington County Fair Board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Civitan Building to discuss advertising and any other business deemed necessary.

Orders being taken for new food program

The Second Congregational Church, 1855 Greene St., Marietta, will be taking orders for a new food program, Smart Choice Foods, at the church from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 10. The last day to order food online is Aug. 13 by 6 p.m. Food will be distributed at the church from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Aug. 24. There are no income guidelines or limits to how much can be purchased.

For information: 373-0254, 373-3516 or www.smartchoicefood.com

‘Aunt Fanny’ will be portrayed at Castle

The Castle in Marietta will hold “Living History Program: Aunt Fanny” at 4 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $5 and reservations are required. Carolina Alvarez will present a first-person living history performance on Frances Dana Barker Gage, a suffragette, abolitionist and temperance proponent. Reservations can be made by calling 373-4180.

Church offers free meal to community

Tunnel United Methodist Church on Ohio 550 will host a free community meal from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The menu will include baked chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, applesauce and dessert. The dinner is free, but donations are accepted. For delivery within five miles of the church, call 374-5634.

For information: 374-8685.

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Johnson will host Common Core themed town hall

Congressman Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, will host a Common Core and education themed town hall from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in Room 602 of the Washington County Career Center. After giving opening remarks, Johnson will take questions related to the new Common Core State Standards Initiative from constituents in attendance.

Local VFD will hold chicken/ham dinner

The Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department will hold a chicken/ham dinner starting at noon Sunday at the station, 15015 State Route 26, Marietta.

Dinner with a Doc Monday at O’Neill

The O’Neill Center will hold Dinner with a Doc at 5:30 p.m. Monday with Dr. William Cline. He will discuss symptoms to look for, risk factors and other important colon health facts. This free dinner, sponsored by Medi home health and hospice and Marietta Care & Rehabilitation Center, will be held with a limited number of seats available and reservations are required.

– For information: 373-3914.

Benefit gospel sing at community center

A benefit gospel sing, potluck and Chinese auction will be held at 5 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Cutler Community Center. All proceeds will go to Irvin Mayle who recently underwent open heart surgery.

– For information or donations: Jeff Mayle, 551-9457.

Ice cream social planned in Beverly

An ice cream social will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 in Dodge Park in Beverly. There will be sloppy joes, brats, hamburgers, hot dogs, pie, ice cream, tea and lemonade, along with DJ Jim Davis of Huntington, W.Va., clowns, face painting and balloons. Proceeds go to the Special Olympics and Beverly Masonic Foundation. In the event of bad weather, the social will move to the Beverly Masonic Lodge.

Barlow VFD?will hold annual social Aug. 10

The Barlow Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual ice cream social from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 10. There will be BBQ chicken dinners, hot dogs, desserts and ice cream, along with children’s games, a silent auction, country store, many prizes, Med Flight and AirEvac and more.

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