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Ladies auxiliary will serve taco in a bowl

The Beverly Eagles Ladies Auxiliary will be serving taco in a bowl at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The cost is $3 per bowl. For carry-out, call 984-4733.

Paddling/rowing tour from Lowell to Mtta.

The Muskingum River Paddling/Rowing Tour will be held Sunday. The event involves paddling/rowing from Lowell to Marietta. All participants should meet at Lock 3 in Lowell in time for a 10 a.m. departure. Any human powered vessels are welcome. The trip involves locking through at Lock 2 in Devola where there is a $5 charge. A personal flotation device should be worn by all participants. Participants can bring food and drinks but no alcohol.

For information: Dan Jones, 350-6418, or dannyjjones@suddenlink.net

Sheriff’s captain speaker at Crime Watch meeting

The Harmar Hill Neighborhood Crime Watch group will hold its Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Lookout Park Community Building. The speaker will be Capt. Troy Hawkins from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The meeting is open to the public.

Church will accept applications for Upward Basketball

The Marietta First Church of the Nazarene, 100 Mill Creek Road, will be accepting Upward Basketball applications beginning Oct. 7. Evaluations will be Nov. 7 and 12. For applications or information contact the church at 373-5406.

Tunnel-Warren Relay team fundraiser at Wendy’s in Belpre

The Tunnel-Warren Relay For Life team will hold a fundraiser from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday the Wendy’s in Belpre. There will be a Wendy’s Fund Wheel and homemade desserts available.

For information: Sherry Coffman, 373-3744.

City will celebrate grand opening of river trail’s 3rd phase

The City of Marietta will celebrate the grand opening of the third phase of the River Trail at 1 p.m. Friday. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on the trail near the corner of Fourth and Ohio streets.

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All-you-can-eat

fish fry in Beverly

The Beverly Eagles will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry at 5:30 p.m. today. The cost is $8. For carry-out, call 984-4733.

Post 389 poker run, chili cook-off Sat.

The Beverly American Legion Post 389 family is hosting a poker run and chili cook-off Saturday. The poker run begins at 11 a.m. and the cook-off begins at 4 p.m. with entry forms at Wainwright’s Jewelry. Bands including Jason Allwood Band and Close Enuff will perform and there will be big screen TVs for the Ohio State Buckeye game beginning at 8 p.m. Ohio 60 will be closed for traffic. Food includes BBQ spit roasted chicken dinners, sloppy joes, Coney dogs and adult beverages. There will be cornhole and a football toss for children. Proceeds benefit the R.I.F. (Reading Is Fundamental), local scholarships and veteran service programs such as Operation Comfort Warrior.

Halloween Overnight at The Castle

The Castle’s Halloween Overnight will be held from 5 p.m. Oct. 5 to 8:30 a.m. Oct. 6. Children in grades 3-5 can participate in a special Victorian Gothic Halloween with spooky stories, crafts, ghost tour, pumpkin carving and more. The registration fee is $50, which includes activities and meals. For reservations call The Castle at 373-4180 or email mariettacastle@gmail.com

Neil Diamond music at the Lafayette

The music of Neil Diamond will shine through the Lafayette Hotel’s Sternwheel Ballroom on Oct. 18 as Cleveland’s The Diamond Project Band pays tribute to the singer-songwriter. Dinner is at 6 p.m. and the show is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online at lafayettehotel.eventbrite.com

Disabilities board has two vacancies

The Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities has two board member vacancies. These are uncompensated appointments. Anyone interested should contact Superintendent Susan Tilton at 373-3781, Ext. 20.

Beverly village

committee meetings

The Village of Beverly committee meetings for October will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The regular council meeting will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 9. The Board of Public Affairs will meet at 5 p.m. Oct. 16. All meetings will be at the village office, 919 Mitchell Ave.

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Wanted: Questions for candidates

The Marietta Times and League of Women Voters are seeking questions for election candidates for possible use during the league’s Candidates Night Oct. 15. Races included are Marietta City Council at-large, second ward and president as well as the Marietta treasurer race. The forum will be televised. Question submissions can be emailed to news@mariettatimes.com

Switzerland of Ohio board to meet

There will be a special meeting of the Switzerland of Ohio Local Board of Education at 9 a.m. Monday at 304 Mill St., Woodsfield. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the approval of permanent appropriations and to consider approval of Amendment No. 3 to the Agreement for Construction Management Services. There will be no public participation.

Karaoke from 5 to

8 p.m. Sat. at Cutler

There will be karaoke 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.

Saturday benefit at Warren Fire Dept.

A benefit will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Warren Fire Department for Gary Hutchinson, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. There will be music by The Buckeye Travelers and the Remnants, an auction, raffle, bingo, karaoke, a cornhole tournament and cake and pie walk. Food will be available, including hot dogs, sloppy joes, baked beans, macaroni salad, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, chips and drinks. All donations and profits will go to the Hutchinson family to pay for medical bills.

For information: Earl, 236-8672 or Debbie, 516-7275.

Beverly village

committee to meet

The Village of Beverly Ordinance, Finance and Insurance Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. today at the village office, 919 Mitchell Ave.

Beverly Methodist Women event

The Beverly United Methodist Women will hold their fall rummage and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 4. The “Bag Sale” will begin at 3 p.m. The Marietta Memorial Bloodmobile will be on site from 1 to 6 p.m. The church is located at 700 Park St. in Beverly.

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Giveaway Day Friday at Lutheran church

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 401 Scammel St., Marietta, will hold its 12th annual Community Give-Away Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. The congregation is donating slightly used items to be given away for free to those in the community in need. Items include toys, household goods, clothes, books, shoes, etc.

For information: 350-8984 with questions.

Beekeepers offer class for beginners

The Mid-Ohio Valley Beekeepers’ Association will conduct a beginning beekeeper’s class from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Washington County Career Center. The cost is $10 for MOVBA members, and $15 for non-members. Pre- registration and payment must be received by Oct. 11.

For information: 304-485-1498, 374-4040, or overthehillapiary@hotmail.com

Warren Class of ’73 plans 40th reunion

The Warren High School Class of 1973 will celebrate its 40th class reunion on Sunday at Goodfellows Park. The celebration will start at noon. Those attending should bring their own drink and food.

For information: Tim, 315-5405.

Marietta tour of exceptional kitchens

Marietta’s Uptown/Downtown Kitchen Tour will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Oct. 13. The tour will include exceptional kitchens in four of Marietta’s finest homes and businesses. Guests will sample a different soup and artisan bread at each location. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at any door. Tickets are now on sale at The Betsey Mills Club. For a complete listing of kitchens on the tour, visit www.betseymills.org.

Co-op offers tour of Cardinal Station

Washington Electric Cooperative is offering its members an opportunity to participate in a free tour of the power plant that generates its electricity. The tour of the Cardinal Generating Station in Brilliant will be held on Tuesday. A bus will leave from Marietta and will also pick up passengers at a to-be-determined location along Ohio 7. No one younger than 12 is permitted on the tour, and proper footwear and clothing must be worn – no shorts or open-toed shoes. Protective glasses and hardhats will be provided.

For information 373-2141, Ext. 5950.

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Refuge bird walk rescheduled for Sat.

Due to inclement weather, the morning bird walk at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The walk will begin at the refuge visitor center, located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown. There will be a short guided walk through a variety of habitats along refuge trails. The program is for all levels of birders, from beginners to advanced. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled.

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

Veterans can ride Barlow parade float

The Western Washington County Historical Society sponsors a float each year in the Barlow Fair parade to honor veterans and invites any veteran who would like to ride to meet at the intersection of Barrett South Road and First Street and High Street near the Western Washington County Food Pantry by 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

For information: 678-2991 or 885-8822.

Pancake breakfast benefits MOVP

There will be a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Applebee’s in Marietta. All proceeds will benefit the Mid-Ohio Valley Players. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door the morning of the breakfast or from MOVP members. Tickets will also be available at the MOVP Theatre, 229 Putnam St during box office hours 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

For information: 374-9434 or midohiovalleyplayers.org

Unitarian Church presents storyteller

The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta will present acclaimed actress and storyteller Ilene Evans in “General Moses: Underground Railroad 1855” at 2 p.m. Oct. 6. The program is free and open to the public and will be held in the sanctuary of the church located at the corner of Third and Putnam streets in Marietta. Evans will portray Harriet Tubman, aka General Moses, and in her voice tell the stories of Tubman’s role in the liberation of slaves through the Underground Railroad.

MHS Class of 1950 to hold luncheon

The Marietta High School Class of 1950 will hold its monthly luncheon at noon Wednesday at the Marietta Wine Cellars on Second Street in Marietta. All classmates and friends are welcome.

For information: 585-8154.

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Musicians will form for Bluegrass Frolic

The Bluegrass Frolic will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ohio River Museum in Marietta. Musicians from several bands will join together to form a jam band for the performance. Lawn chairs and coolers are welcome at the free event.

For information: 373-3750.

Church will offer program on bullying

First Presbyterian Church, Fourth and Wooster streets, Marietta, will offer a two-part program about bullying. Excerpts of the documentary “Bully” will be shown in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. At 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 there will be a panel discussion with educators and counselors discussing what bullying actually is, how much of a problem it is locally, and what is being done/can be done to help students deal with bullying. All are welcome to come.

For information: 373-1800.

Auditions for ‘The Hobbit’ at MOVP

The Mid-Ohio Valley Players Theatre will hold auditions for the 2013 Youth Theatre Production of “The Hobbit” from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 29, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the theater, 229 Putnam St. in Marietta. Youth Theatre is open to all area youth in grades six through 12. Rehearsals will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and set building will be on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Production dates are Dec. 12, 13 and 14.

Marietta Goodwill truck will be in areas accepting clothing

The Marietta Goodwill truck will be in different area communities accepting gently used or new clothing, furniture and household items. For dates and times the truck will be in your area, call the Marietta store at 373-1304 between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday or noon to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

First Wild Game Cook-Off during fair

Expert judges will test wild game cooking skills during the first Wild Game Cook-Off. The judging will be Thursday during the Barlow Fair.

For more information, to enter the contest, or to receive a copy of the rules, contact Dean Sinclair at 373-4857.

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Steak and chicken dinner at Post 750

American Legion Post 750 in Lowell will have a strip steak or chicken breast meal from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday. All meals come with bread, salad, coffee or water. Meals are eat-in or carry-out. The cost is $10 for a steak dinner, $7 for a chicken dinner and $5 for a no-meat meal.

Dice run, Jam Fest on Saturday

The nonprofit organization Southeastern Ohio Sinners-N-Saints Inc. will host a dice run coupled with the MOCO Jam Fest, on Saturday. The run will leave the Valley Inn in Beverly from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. A dice run consists of rolling dice at various stops designated on a route. The price is $10 per person or $15 per couple. The run will end at the MOCO Jam Fest, 4177 East State Route 60 NE McConnelsville. All dice run participants will receive free admission to the Jam Fest, with gates opening at 3 p.m. Regular admission is $5. Bands performing are Trash Talk from Beverly; The Edge of Nowhere from Caldwell; Silver from Cambridge; and Wicked Night from Columbus. There will also be food and games, with free primitive camping available.

Flu shot clinic at

Little Hocking

The Washington County Health Department will conduct a flu shot clinic at the Little Hocking Senior Center from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday.

For information: 374-2782, Ext.1027.

Bluegrass Frolic

at River Museum

The Bluegrass Frolic will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Ohio River Museum in Marietta. Musicians from several bands will join together to form a jam band for the performance. Lawn chairs and coolers are welcome at the free event.

For information: 373-3750.

Waterford FFA

alumni tractor pull

The Waterford FFA Alumni, in conjunction with the Washington County Antique Tractor and Equipment Club, will host a Speed and Tug Tractor Pull and a Garden Tractor Tug Pull at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Waterford Community Fairgrounds. The rain date is 11 a.m. Sunday. For information, call Matt Hartline at 984-2373.

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Church presents program on bullying

First Presbyterian Church, Fourth and Wooster streets, Marietta, will offer a two-part program about bullying.

Excerpts of the documentary “Bully” will be shown in the Fellowship Hall at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25. At 6:30 p.m. Oct. 2 there will be a panel discussion with educators and counselors discussing what bullying actually is, how much of a problem it is locally, and what is being done/can be done to help students deal with bullying. All are welcome to come.

For information: 373-1800.

Genealogical

Society to meet

The Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Washington County Public Library basement meeting room, 615 Fifth St., Marietta. The speaker will be Ernest Thode and his subject will be a discussion of singer Kelly Clarkson’s research into her ancestor Isaiah Rose of Marietta and Coal Run. Visitors are always welcome.

Frontier board

to meet Monday

The Frontier Board of Education will hold its September board of education meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Frontier High School Library.

Band Bucks cards on sale for $10

The 2014 Band Bucks Card is on sale for $10 each. The card offers year-round discounts at more than 50 local businesses. All proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Marietta Middle and High school band programs. Cards may be purchased from any band member, band booster, or by calling Jill Torbett at 373-3228.

Free legal clinic

6-8 p.m. Wednesday

The Washington County Bar Association and Southeastern Ohio Legal Services will hold a free legal clinic from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta. Walk-ins are welcome.

The clinic is for Washington County residents unable to afford legal representation (less than 187 percent of the poverty guideline).

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MHS Class of 1952 plans picnic Sept. 25

The Marietta High School Class of 1952 will have a picnic at 11 a.m. Sept. 25 at the home of Paul Miller, 3128 Federal Road, Little Hocking. Classmates and friends are welcome and are asked to bring tableware and a covered dish.

Morning bird walk at local wildlife refuge

A morning bird walk will be held at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The walk will begin at the refuge visitor center, located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown.The program is for all levels of birders, from beginners to advanced. Learn how to identify a mix of both migratory and resident birds. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled.

For information: 304-375-2923, Ext. 117.

Library will offer ancient Egyptian arts, crafts program

The Marietta location of the Washington County Public Library will offer an Ancient Egyptian Arts & Crafts program for those ages 8 to 12 at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Registration is required and limited to 20. To register, stop by the Youth Services department or call 373-1057, Ext. 219.

Annual Octoberfest Oct. 5, 6 in Lowell

The 38th annual Octoberfest will be held Oct. 5-6 on Buell Island in Lowell. There will be live entertainment, a flea market, crafts, parade and food. There is free admission and parking. For information on the flea market or crafts, call 896-3266. For information on the parade, call 896-2831.

Fearing VFD plans September dinner

The Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual September Dinner on Saturday at the fire station, 1975 Stanleyville Road, Whipple. Serving starts at 4 p.m. There will be a serving choice of pork chops or chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, noodles, green beans, and a choice of pie or cake.

Water office will be closed for training

The City of Marietta’s water office will be closing on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 p.m. for training. The office will also be closed on Thursday until noon for training. Normal business hours will apply both Monday and Friday.

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Lunch and music at noon Sun. in Cutler

Jim Blair and Friends will host lunch and music from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cutler Community Center. A fee will be charged for lunch. Special guests will be Lighthouse Ambassadors.

For information: 374-8496.

Free legal clinic Wednesday night

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

Fearing Twp. trustees to meet

The Fearing Township trustees regular meeting for September has been moved to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the township office in Stanleyville.

Goodwill truck to visit communities

The Marietta Goodwill truck will be in different area communities accepting gently used or new clothing, furniture and household items. For dates and times the truck will be in your area, call the Marietta store at 373-1304 between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday or noon to 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Family & Children 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.

Kid’s Archaeology Day at museum

Kid’s Archaeology Day will be held at the Campus Martius Museum Sept. 21. Participants will learn how to make arrowheads or spear points, learn how to use an atlatl, find out about artifact identification and more. Activities will be continuous throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Displays will be set up and experts will be available to answer questions. Regular admission to the museum applies: Children, $4 and adults, $7.

For information: Glenna Hoff, 373-3750.

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ODOT re-opens Ohio 7 lane near Newport

The Ohio Department of Transportation has reopened the southbound lane of Ohio 7 just north of Newport. The lane had been closed since Aug. 22 following a rock slide.

Neighbors from the Ohio River on levee

Friends of the Lower Muskingum River will sponsor the fourth annual “Meet Your Neighbors” event at the Ohio River levee near the foot of Second Street at 5:30 p.m. Monday. Kelly Capuzzi from the Ohio EPA, and fellow EPA and ODNR personnel will have live fish they have collected by electroshocking from the Ohio River for people to see up close. Those in attendance will be able to ask questions about their identifications, life histories and preferred habitat. The event is free.

Pajama party Sept. 21 at Marietta library

The Marietta location of the Washington County Public Library will hold a pajama party for children ages 3 to 6 at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 21. Activities will include reading stories, making a craft and having a snack. To register, Youth Services Department or call 373-1057, Ext. 219.

Beginners chess class in Belpre

A beginners chess class is being held in the Belpre Library meeting room from 5 to 7 p.m. each Monday. The cost is $25 per month. Sessions include an introduction to the game, including basic checkmating patterns, tactics, end games and openings.

2 free resume

workshops at library

The Marietta location of the Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., will offer two free resume workshops. The first workshop is from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, and the second workshop is from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 18. Registration is required by calling 373-1057, Ext. 208.

Free flu shots for veterans Saturday

The Marietta City Health Department and the Veterans Administration (V.A.) will be giving flu shots at the Marietta Armory, 214 Front St., between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday. The V.A. will be giving free flu shots to all veterans. The Marietta City Health Department will be available to give flu shots to the veterans’ spouses, family and friends 18 years and older. There is a $25 charge and many insurance companies will be accepted.

For information: 373-0611, Ext. 108.

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Community meal

at Tunnel church

Tunnel United Methodist Church will host a community meal from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The dinner is free, with donations accepted. Tunnel Church is located on Ohio 550, four miles west of Marietta. For delivery within five miles of the church, call 374-5634.

For information: 374-8685.

Warren High’s Class of 1973 reunion

The Warren High School Class of 1973 40th class reunion will be held Sept. 29 at Goodfellows Park. The celebration will start at noon. Those attending should bring their own drink and food.

For information: Tim, 315-5405.

‘Carbon Nation’ showing Sept. 18

There will be a free showing of “Carbon Nation,” a movie about climate change solutions, at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 232 Third St., Marietta.

Wild game cook-off at Barlow Fair

Think your venison roast is the best? Think your catfish can’t be touched? Enter the first Wild Game Cook-Off to have expert judges test your cooking skills. The judging will be Sept. 26 during the Barlow Fair. For information or to receive a copy of the rules contact Dean Sinclair at 373-4857.

Insect Safari

Saturday at refuge

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge will hold an “Insect Safari” for children ages 6 to 15 at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Visitor Center located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown. The program will include a hands-on insect hike, games and a craft. The program is free and approximately two hours long. Reserve a spot by calling (304) 375-2923, Ext. 117. This is a family activity and parents or guardians are required to be present. In the event of inclement weather, call or check the refuge Facebook page to find out if the program is canceled.

Marietta water office closing for training

The City of Marietta’s water office will be closing on Tuesday and Sept. 18 at 1 p.m. for training. The office will also be closed on Sept. 19 until noon for training. Normal business hours will apply both Monday and Sept. 20.

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Beverly Council meets Wednesday

The regular council meeting for the Village of Beverly will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the village office. The village’s Board of Public Affairs meeting for September will be held at 5 p.m. Sept. 18 at the village office.

Resume workshops at Marietta library

The Marietta location of the Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St., will offer two free resume workshops. The first workshop is from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 17, and the second workshop is from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 18. Registration is required by calling 373-1057, Ext. 208.

No water service around Farson St.

At 5 p.m. today construction crews working on the Belpre Farson Street widening project will shut down portions of the Belpre water system serving the Farson Street area.

System water pressure will be restored as soon as possible. The affected areas may include: Farson Street from Washington Boulevard north to Valleyview Drive; Hanvey Street; Norris Avenue; Bellview Street; Park View Street and Valley View Drive.

There will be a water boil advisory for all customers served by the Belpre water main on Farson Street. The boil advisory begins at 5 p.m. and will continue for 48 hours.

Free flu shots for veterans Saturday

The Marietta City Health Department and the Veterans Administration (V.A.) will be giving flu shots at the Marietta Armory, 214 Front St., between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday The V.A. will be giving free flu shots to all veterans. The Marietta City Health Department will be available to give flu shots to the veterans’ spouses, family and friends 18 years and older. There is a $25 charge and many insurance companies will be accepted.

For information: 373-0611, Ext. 108.

Steak fry Sat. by Beverly Eagles

The Beverly Eagles will hold a steak fry at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $11. For carry-out call, 984-4733.

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Wildlife refuge will hold ‘Insect Safari’

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge will hold an “Insect Safari” for children ages 6 to 15 at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Visitor Center located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown. The program will include a hands-on insect hike, games and a craft. The program is free and approximately two hours long. Reserve a spot by calling (304) 375-2923, Ext. 117. This is a family activity and parents or guardians are required to be present. In the event of inclement weather, call or check the refuge Facebook page to find out if the program is canceled.

Tiger Navy ceremony for two new shells

The Marietta High School Tiger Navy is kicking off the start of its 50th year of rowing with a christening and naming ceremony of two brand new shells. The celebration will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Carl L. Broughton high school boathouse, 814 Gilman Ave., Marietta. Current rowers, parents, Tiger Navy alumni and everyone in the community is invited to participate.

Artists gallery plans annual studio tour

The Riverside Artists Gallery will have the second annual Artist Studio Tour from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 22. The tour is self-guided and includes four artist’s studios and the gallery to see 10 different artists demonstrating their art. Tickets with maps are available in advance for $8 at the Riverside Artists Gallery and Parkersburg Art Center and at any studio location the day of the tour for $10. Refreshments will be served at Riverside Artists Gallery, 219 Second St., Marietta.

For information: 376-0797 or riversideartistsgallery.com

St. Luke’s Lutheran plans give-away day

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 401 Scammel St., Marietta, will have its 12th annual Community Give-Away Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27. The congregation will be donating slightly used items to be given away for free to those in the community in need. Items include toys, household goods, clothes, books, shoes, etc.

For information: 350-8984.

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The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge will hold an “Insect Safari” for children ages 6 to 15 at 1 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Visitor Center located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown. The program will include a hands-on insect hike, games and a craft. The program is free and approximately two hours long. Reserve a spot by calling 304-375-2923, Ext. 117. This is a family activity and parents or guardians are required to be present. In the event of inclement weather, call or check the refuge Facebook page to find out if the program is canceled.

The Marietta High School Tiger Navy is kicking off the start of its 50th year of rowing with a christening and naming ceremony of two brand new shells. The celebration will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Carl L. Broughton high school boathouse, 814 Gilman Ave., Marietta. Current rowers, parents, Tiger Navy alumni and everyone in the community is invited to participate.

The Wesley Township Volunteer Fire Department’s women’s auxiliary will hold a smorgasbord from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday 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.

The Riverside Artists Gallery will have the second annual Artist Studio Tour from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 22. The tour is self-guided and includes four artist’s studios and the gallery to see 10 different artists demonstrating their art. Tickets with maps are available in advance for $8 at the Riverside Artists Gallery and Parkersburg Art Center and at any studio location the day of the tour for $10. Refreshments will be served at Riverside Artists Gallery, 219 Second St., Marietta.

For information: 376-0797 or riversideartistsgallery.com

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 401 Scammel St., Marietta, will have its 12th annual Community Give-Away Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27. The congregation will be donating slightly used items to be given away for free to those in the community in need. Items include toys, household goods, clothes, books, shoes, etc.

For information: 350-8984.

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MHS?Tiger Navy

celebrates 50 years

The Marietta High School Tiger Navy is kicking off the start of its 50th year of rowing with a christening and naming ceremony of two brand new shells. The celebration will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Carl L. Broughton high school boathouse, 814 Gilman Ave., Marietta. Current rowers, parents, Tiger Navy alumni and everyone in the community is invited to participate.

Fearing Twp. VFD dinner on Sept. 21

The Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual September Dinner Sept. 21 at the fire station at 1975 Stanleyville Road, Whipple. Serving starts at 4 p.m. There will be a serving choice of pork chops or chicken dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, noodles, green beans and a choice of pie or cake.

Port Authority’s

meetings announced

The Southeastern Ohio Port Authority will have the following meetings this month:

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors will meet at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Port Authority Office.

The monthly Board of Directors Meeting will be held at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 24 on the campus of Washington State Community College in the Center for Business and Technology, Room 105.

All Port Authority meetings are open to the public.

For information: Janet Nelson, 568-1958.

Little Muskingum VFD dinner Sunday

The Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department will hold a roasted chicken or ham dinner at noon Sunday at the department, 15015 State Route 26.

Longaberger basket bingo Sept. 14

Bingo featuring Longaberger baskets and pottery will be held on Sept. 14 at the Barlow Fairgrounds dining hall to benefit Boys Scout Troop 217. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 6:30. There will be an early bird drawing, 50/50, country store and a special Middleton Doll raffle.

For information: Vivian, (304) 483-2908.

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EMT info sessions

today at MHS

Marietta City Schools’ Building Bridges to Careers initiative is offering an opportunity for local high school seniors and adults to become certified emergency medical technicians (EMTs). Informational meetings are being held today at 2:45 and 5:30 p.m. in Room 202 at Marietta High School. The course runs about four months, with a total of 150 hours. It will generally be held two nights a week and once a month on a Saturday. The cost is $1,000, and participants must have a high school diploma and be 18 to take the certification test at the end of the course.

Marietta library opening Sundays

The Marietta location of the Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St. in Marietta, will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays beginning Sept. 15.

Work to disrupt

traffic near Newport

Beginning Wednesday and lasting through the rest of the week, Ohio 7 just north of Newport at the rock slide site, will be closed for 15-minute intervals to allow crews to begin repairing the rock slide. The southbound lane will remain closed during the duration of the project with traffic maintained by a mobile traffic signal.

Master gardeners continue road show

The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteers of Washington County will continue their Gardening Road Show Series on Sept. 12 with a trip to Mill Creek MetroParks in Youngstown. There will be a tour through Riverside Gardens with plant displays, roses of all classes, seasonal displays of annuals, perennials, flowering bulbs and scenic vistas. After lunch there will be a tour of Lanterman’s Mill. The $70 fee includes bus transportation, all tours, snacks, drinks, lunch and educational handouts.

For information: washington.osu.edu/topics/horticulture/GRS%2025%20Flyer.pdf or 376-7431.

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.

Around town

Shrimp, beer dinner at Post 64 Friday

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

Monthly free meals at Unitarian church

The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta sponsors a community meal on the second Friday of each month. The next meal is 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13. Other meals this year are Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13. Both meat and vegetarian meals are provided. The church fellowship hall at 232 Third St. is handicapped accessible from a ramp next to the religious education building. All are welcome.

For information: 373-1238.

Historical Society picnics Monday

The Washington County Historical Society annual picnic will be held Monday at the VFW picnic shelter on Pike Street. Gathering at 5:30 p.m. to socialize. The meal will begin at 6 p.m. Those attending should bring a covered dish to share. Meats and beverages will be provided. Anyone interested in historic preservation, Washington County family research, WCHS membership or chatting with current members is welcome to attend.

For information: 373-1788 or 374-8277.

Gospel Sing at

Leavitt’s in Belpre

Leavitt Funeral Home, 801 Victor St., Belpre will have its annual Gospel Sing from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. 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.

Beverly Masonic Lodge soup lunch

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

From local reports

Around town

Basket bingo will be held at K of C Hall

The Washington County Special Olympics will host a Longaberger basket bingo Sept. 21 at the K of C Hall on Ohio 676 in Churchtown. Doors open at 3 p.m. and bingo begins at 5. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance by calling WASCO Workshop at 373-3418. Tickets will also be available the day of the event. There will also be a country store, 50/50, raffles and concessions.

Reno club will hold community yard sale

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.

Bingo will benefit Boy Scout Troop 217

Bingo featuring Longaberger baskets and pottery will be held on Sept. 14 at the Barlow Fairgrounds dining hall to benefit Boy Scout Troop 217. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and bingo begins at 6:30. There will be an early bird drawing, 50/50, country store and a special Middleton Doll raffle.

For information: Vivian, 304-483-2908.

Funeral home plans annual gospel sing

Leavitt Funeral Home, 801 Victor St., Belpre will have its annual gospel sing from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. 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.

Rumpke service will be delayed for a day

Rumpke waste removal and recycling collection service will not occur today due to the Labor Day holiday. Service will be delayed one day during the week of the holiday. Today’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.

From local reports