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Warren Band

Boosters craft fair

The Warren High School Band Boosters will host its 35th annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be more than 130 crafters, along with concessions, bake sales, a country store and a raffle. Proceeds benefit the Warren High School Band.

Shrimp and beer

dinner Friday

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

Soup bean,

cornbread dinner

Belpre Heights United Methodist Church, 720 Clement Ave. will hold its annual Soup Bean and Cornbread Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Hot dogs will be available with homemade sauce. Dinner is by donation.

Pumpkin pie, roll orders being taken

The Angels Among Us Relay For Life Team will be taking orders for homemade pumpkin pies and pumpkin rolls through Nov. 15. The cost is $10 for pumpkin pie and $8 for a pumpkin roll. Orders of a dozen homemade cookies will be sold through Dec. 13. The choices include chocolate chip, peanut butter, snickerdoodle or iced sugar cookies. Order individually by the dozen or enjoy a dozen assorted. To place your order call 374-9044, 374-6694, 525-6599 or 7516-0519.

Deal for cancer

survivors, patients

Faces By Design will offer free services to cancer survivors, patients and caregivers from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at its new skin care facility located at 416 Front St., Marietta. Services offered will include back, foot, scalp and neck massage, paraffin hand dipping and massage and a Bare Essential makeover.

Family Fun Night at Dungannon church

Dungannon United Methodist Church will host a Family Fun Night from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Activities include a sandwich and soup supper with hayrides and other games. Donations will be accepted for the International Heifer Project. The church is located on Ohio 339, six miles north of Beverly.

For information: 491-1406.

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Upcoming seminar on taxes and wealth

A “Tax and Wealth Management” seminar to be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Washington State Community College’s Graham Auditorium will focus on challenges associated with lease and royalty payments, including taxation, tax reporting and alternatives to reduce the amount of tax paid. There is no charge for the program, but pre-registration is required so that handouts may be prepared. For registration, information or directions, call Ohio State University Extension-Washington County at 376-7431.

Warren band

boosters craft fair

The Warren High School Band Boosters will host its 35th annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be more than 130 crafters, along with concessions, bake sales, a country store and a raffle. Proceeds benefit the Warren High School Band.

Winter coat

giveaway Nov. 6

There will be a winter coat giveaway Nov. 6 at the Knights of Columbus, 117 Franklin St., Marietta. It will be held during The Daily Bread Kitchen meal from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bean dinner at

Belpre church

Belpre Heights United Methodist Church, 720 Clement Ave., will hold a bean dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. There will be beans, cornbread, apple butter, applesauce and hot dogs, dessert and drinks. This dinner is by donation.

Used book sale at Barlow library

The Barlow branch of the Washington County Public Library will hold a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

For information: 678-0103.

Gun show this

weekend at Post 64

The first Marietta Gun Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at American Legion Post 64. Admission is $5, with women admitted for $3. Proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County.

Beverly Eagles

steak fry Saturday

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

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Spaghetti dinner at Sand Hill church

A spaghetti dinner will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Sand Hill United Methodist Church, 725 Sandhill Road, Reno. There is no cost, however donations will be accepted, with the proceeds going to Heifer International.

For information: 373-8712.

Steak dinner, silent auction Saturday

A baked steak dinner and silent auction will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., Marietta. The cost for dinner and dessert is $8 or $5 for children under 10. Takeout and delivery is available. Call 373-0741 before noon to place an order.

Halloween ghost tours at The Castle

Halloween Ghost Tours at The Castle in Marietta will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Tours will take place each half hour. Participants must be at least 12. The cost is $10 per person. The tour will be in a completely darkened house, led by a costumed guide by lantern light. RSVP by calling 373-4180 or email mariettacastle@gmail.com

Basket bingo at rec center in Oak Grove

Longaberger basket bingo will be held Sunday at the Oak Grove Recreation Center, 535 BF Goodrich Road. Doors open at 1 p.m. and Bingo starts at 2. The cost for 20 games is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. There will be concession items available including hot dogs, sloppy joes, nachos, baked goods and drinks. All proceeds will be used for ongoing renovations of the center. For advance tickets, call 374-7204.

St. Luke’s Episcopal plans annual bazaar

The annual fall bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta. There will be fall and Christmas crafts made by church members, baked goods, antiques and collectibles, used books, a drawing for a marble top coffee table and Tombola, a carnival-style game. Food available will include homemade vegetable soup, sandwiches and homemade pies, coffee and tea.

For information: 373-5132.

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YMCA Chili, Soup, Dessert Cook-off

The 14th annual Marietta Family YMCA Chili, Soup and Dessert Cook-off will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Washington State Community College. There will be more than 40 varieties of chili and soup. There will also be a silent auction and 50/50. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for children ages 5 to 12. Entry forms are available at the YMCA or at mariettaymca.org

For information: 373-2250.

Scrap drive Saturday by Warren FFA

The Warren FFA will hold a scrap drive from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Warren High School ag lot (signs will be posted). Items accepted include metal, copper, appliances, batteries, automobile parts and aluminum.

For information: (419) 351-6572 or 434-7324.

Trillium Piano Trio will present ‘Brahms’

The Holiday Salon Series Trillium Piano Trio Concert will present “Brahms” from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Castle in Marietta. For reservations, call 373-4180. Individual tickets for one concert are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Conversations about the composers and their music as well as refreshments are included.

Haunted house at Newport Elementary

The Frontier Middle School eighth grade is holding a haunted house from 7 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday in the Newport Elementary School old gymnasium. Admission is $2.

Unitarians hold

service auction

The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta will hold its annual service auction today at the Knights of Columbus Hall in the Harmar area of Marietta. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Grief support group meets Wednesday

A grief support program will be held at the Sand Hill United Methodist Church at 725 Sandhill Road in Reno, beginning Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and continuing each Wednesday thereafter. GriefShare is a special seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close.

For information: 373- 8712.

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Reno Lions present Trunk-N-Treat Sat.

The Reno Lions Club will hold a Trunk-N-Treat from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Marietta Township Recreation Center, 260 Sandhill Road.

For information: 434-5428.

Used book sale

at Barlow library

The Barlow branch of the Washington County Public Library will hold a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 1 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2.

For information: 678-0103.

WSCC trustees

to meet Monday

The Washington State Community College Board of Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Monday in the Community Room on campus.

Wall of Sound,

Smitty’s fundraiser

The Marietta Wall of Sound and Smitty’s Pizza will hold a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. today at the Marietta and Reno locations. A portion of the sale of pizza and subs will be donated to the Marietta middle school and high school band programs.

For information: Chris Lisk, 376-9330.

Trunk or Treat at Nazarene church

Marietta First Church of the Nazarene, 100 Mill Creek Road, will have its annual Trunk or Treat at 6 p.m. Sunday. Children may come dressed in costume, however it is a zombie free zone. Service begins at 6 and the evening will end with hot dogs, chips and drinks. Community members are welcome.

For information: 373-5406 or email mfckids@sbcglobal.net.

Basket bingo by Relay For Life team

The Belpre Cancer Blasters Relay For Life team is sponsoring a Thirty One Purse and assorted “Theme Basket” Bingo fundraiser Saturday at the Barlow Library. Doors will open at noon and games will begin at 1 p.m. The cost is $20 for 20 games. All proceeds will go toward the Washington County Relay For Life.

For information: Jane Vannoy, 667-6584.

Antique appraisal at Waterford school

An antique appraisal will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Waterford Elementary School. There is a charge of $5 for the first item and $3 for each additional item to benefit the Lower Muskingum Historical Society.

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Church plans free chilic dinner Friday

The River of Life Church will hold a free chili dinner starting at 5 p.m. Friday in the fellowship hall, 200 Franklin St., Marietta.

Trick-or-treat night at Heartland Thurs.

Heartland-Rehabilitation Services, 5001 State Route 60, Marietta will hold community trick or treating from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. There will also be Halloween treats, punch, a clown with balloon animals, face painting and more.

Karaoke Saturday

at Cutler Center

There will be karaoke from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Cutler Community Center. Food can be purchased. Singers should bring their own CD. Admission is free.

For information: Jim Blair, 374-8496.

Halloween square dance at St. Henry’s

A Halloween Square Dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday at St. Henry’s Catholic Church on Ohio 145 near Lower Salem. Admission is $3; children 10 and younger free. Food available.

For information: 373-2882.

Benefit meal, auction Sunday at Beverly

A benefit meal and silent auction for Bob and Donna Brooker of Beverly will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at St. Bernard’s Church Social Hall in Beverly. Proceeds will go toward medical expenses. Roasted chicken or ham meals will be served for a free will donation. Donations of silent auction items are being collected by Charlene Wagner, 984-4000 and Chris Baker, 984-2638.

Trick-or-treat night at Marietta Center

Community trick or treating will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Marietta Center, 117 Bartlett St. Children of all ages are invited to the free event.

For information: 373-1867.

Trick or Treat Around the Track

The third annual Trick or Treat Around the Track will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Oak Grove Recreation Center, 535 BF Goodrich Road. To reserve a table to pass out candy, call 374-9503.

Hunters education course at Beverly

Gunstock Firearms and Training will hold a free Hunters Education Course in Beverly on Nov. 16 and 17 for students of any age and any skill level.

For information: www.gunstockfirearms.com/odnr-hunter-education/

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Story time at library’s Beverly branch

The Beverly branch of the Washington County Public Library will hold story time featuring stories about skeletons at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Children ages 2 to 5 are welcome when they are accompanied by an adult.

For information: 984-4060

FLEDA to hold its annual commerce dinner on Nov. 8

FLEDA, the Frontier Local Economic Development Association, will hold its annual commerce dinner on Nov. 8 at Frontier High School. This annual event recognizes businesses and individuals for their contribution to the economic wellbeing of the FLEDA area.

Tickets are $15 per person which include dinner and awards ceremony. Tickets may be purchased by calling 373-6681 or 373-3745, Ext. 201.

City officials set drop-off spots for bagged leaves

Beginning immediately, Marietta officials have designated four areas for residents to drop-off bagged leaves: Indian Acres, Buckeye Park, Lookout Park and Greenleaf Landscapes Compost facility on Ohio 821. Only leaves can be disposed of at the sites.

City crews will begin leaf pickup on Nov. 4. Residents are asked to not put bagged leaves out for the city crew to pick up. Rake the leaves between the curb and sidewalk, not into the street.

Second annual Kardex reunion planned for Sunday

The second annual Kardex reunion will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the American Legion in Marietta.

Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

Financial statements for WCCC available for public review

The Washington County Career Center recently completed its fiscal year ending June 30.

The Unaudited General Purpose Financial Statements are available for review between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the Treasurer’s Office.

Woman’s home in Marietta to host open house

The Woman’s Home, 812 Third St., Marietta will hold an open house celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The nonprofit site provides long term and short term (respite) care for elderly women.

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Electric Co-op plans outage Wednesday

Washington Electric Cooperative has scheduled a planned outage from 9 a.m. until noon Wednesday in the Dalzell/Germantown area to repair broken pole arms and to change out a pole. Affected areas include County Roads 11, 15, 12, 30, 47, 354, 371 and 42 and Township Roads 478, 361, 127, 460, 38, 605, 370 and 92.

Job fair this week in junior fair building

The Mid-Ohio Valley Job Fair will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Washington County Junior Fair Building, 922 Front St. From 3 to 4 p.m. the fair is reserved for veterans and their families. It’s open to the general public from 4 to 7 p.m. More than 50 employers who are currently hiring are registered. All job seekers should come with a resume and dressed for an interview. For information or help writing a resume: 373-3745.

Tunnel UM Church will host fall festival

Tunnel United Methodist Church is hosting a fall festival from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday in its multi-purpose building. In addition to activities, treats, and refreshments for preschoolers through sixth graders, there will be Bible stories and characters depicted around the building. The church is at Ohio 550 and Coffman Road. For information: 374-8685.

School will assemble to honor veterans

Veterans will be honored at Washington Elementary School in Marietta at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 8. All area veterans are invited to the assembly. For information: 336-1184.

Pizza, sub sales will benefit Marietta bands

The Marietta Wall of Sound and Smitty’s Pizza will hold a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday at the Marietta and Reno locations. A portion of the sale of pizza and subs will be donated to the Marietta middle school and high school band programs. For information: Chris Lisk, 376-9330.

Health department plans autism event

The Washington County Health Department: Make a Difference Day for Autism will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be a community health fair with free events for the public including an obstacle course and inflatables for children, flu shots, T-shirts, a family hike, community resources and programs represented, blood mobile, and food. There will be a chili cook off and donations accepted for the best recipe to raise money to fund local grant IPADS for AUTISM which supply IPADS to children with autism in the community.

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Devola church to host country fair

Putnam Church will hold its annual Country Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today. Lunch will include hot chicken sandwiches, sloppy joes, cole slaw, and pies, cakes and beverages. “Thelma’s home made vegetable soup” will be available by the bowl, for $1.50 and by the quart for $4.50. All foods are available for eat-in or carry-out. For orders, call 374-7229 or the church, 374-7274. There will also be a baked goods table and gifts to purchase.

Purse bingo at Marietta VFW

Designer Purse Bingo hosted by the Ohio Valley All-Stars will take place Sunday at the VFW, 319 Pike St., Marietta. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. and Bingo starts at 2. The cost is 20 games for $20. There will be concessions, a 50/50, Bust-A-Balloon, raffles and more.

– For information: 525-0405.

Conservation district holds annual dinner

The Washington Soil & Water Conservation District’s annual meeting will be Tuesday. The election of two supervisors will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. with dinner and program to follow from 7 to 8:30. The cost of the meal is $10 and may be paid at the door. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 373-4857 by Friday. Dale Arnold, of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, will give a “Pipeline Issues Briefing.”

Modern Woodmen hold fundraiser

The Modern Woodmen of America Chapter 7167 in Waterford is co-sponsoring a euchre card party, raffle, bake sale and country store to benefit Beverly-Waterford volunteer EMTs. The party will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday in the Waterford Township Community Building, 207 4th St., Beverly. The cost is $1 to play euchre. Refreshments will be served. All proceeds will be matched by the Modern Woodmen up to $2,500.

– For information: Karen Lockhart, 984-2861.

Marietta church to offer free meal

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

Steak fry to be held at Marietta VFW

A T-Bone steak fry will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at VFW Post 5108, 319 Pike St., Marietta. The price is $12.

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Haunted Cattle Barn at fairgrounds

A Haunted Cattle Barn will be open from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 25, 26, and 27 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Admission is $5. Children 5 and younger are free.

Indian organization holds local event

The Federal Creek Indian Organization Of Ohio will hold its ninth annual event at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. There will be native foods, games, prizes, jewelry making, pumpkin painting, Native American artifacts, vendors and storytelling. Food will be available from the canteen.

Bingo to benefit Williamstown project

Bingo will be held in the Williamstown High School Cafeteria on Sunday to benefit the Williamstown Improvement Network. Doors open at 3 p.m. and games begin at 4. There will be 15 games of Longaberger baskets and five games of Vera Bradley purses or Troll Bead bracelets, a 50/50, a country store, early bird drawing and refreshments.

– For information: Williamstown High School, 304-375-6151 or Elaine, 304-375-6077.

Local Boy Scout fundraiser Friday

Local Allohok Council will hold its Boy Scout Fundraising pasta dinner and silent auction, 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, at the Reno Community Center.

Cost is a donation. All proceeds will help offset the costs of the Philmont Trek 2014; trek to Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, N.M. for 10 days.

Museum hosts Halloween event

Halloweeum at the Museum is 6 to 9 p.m., Friday at Campus Martius Museum, 601 Second St.,Marietta; Halloween inspired activities will include music. Dance to your own version of the Monster Mash, while walking through the “haunted” Appalachian Trail, make slime to take home, decorate your own Pumpkin Patch Pal.

This is for children third grade and older; reservations required; 373-3750

Halloween Kids Fest in Belpre

Halloween Kids Fest charity event, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Howe’s Grove Park, Washington Boulevard, Belpre; to support local children’s organizations; carnival like games, cake walk, cornhole, root beer ring toss, and more; local area fire and police departments with fire trucks and other activities; children are encouraged to wear costumes to win prizes in various categories; free hot dogs, chips, a drink, root beer floats, cotton candy available for free and open to the public; (304) 428-0500, Ext. 105 or lcross@hagemeyerna.com.

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Live candidates’ forum on MC TV

A forum with candidates running for Marietta City Council and Marietta Treasurer will be broadcast live from 7 to 9 p.m. today on Marietta College Channel 15. The candidates will respond to questions submitted by local media representatives and the Washington County League of Women Voters.

Democrats’ fall

dinner Friday

The Washington County Democratic Party will hold its Fall Dinner Friday at the Elks Club, 414 Colegate Drive, Marietta. Social hour will be at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30. The cost is $30 per person. The guest speaker will be Ohio Rep. John Patrick Carney, candidate for state auditor. Other guests will include Ohio Sen. Lou Gentile, Ohio Rep. Debbie Phillips, Sixth District Congressional candidate Jennifer Garrison and candidates for local offices.

For reservations call Louise Gwinn at 373-7715 or Donna Malcolm at 585-2042.

Benefit pork/kraut dinner at Post 64

The American Legion Post 64 Team will hold a pork, kraut and mashed potato dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the post, Eight and Wooster streets in Marietta. The cost is $8 per person or two for $15. The event is open to the public.

Free meal Thursday at Tunnel church

Tunnel United Methodist Church on Ohio 550 will host a free community meal from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday. The menu includes turkey, stuffing, green beans and pie. For delivery within five miles of the church, call 374-5634.

Senior luncheon at rec center in Reno

The Marietta Township senior luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Marietta Township Recreation Center in Reno. Those attending should bring a covered dish. Table service and drinks will be provided. The lunch is open to all senior citizens in the area.

For information:373-7550.

Life Line screening at St. Mary Church

A Life Line screening will be hosted at St. Mary Catholic Church, 506 Fourth St., Marietta on Thursday. Screenings will determine risk for stroke or bone fractures. Pre-registration is required.

For information: 1-877-237-1287 or www.lifelinescreening.com

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Local Allohok Council Boy Scouts invite the public to a benefit pasta dinner with a silent auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Marietta Township Recreation Center. The cost is for donation only. All proceeds will help offset the costs of the Philmont Trek 2014.

For information: Rick Beck or Steve Temesvary, 434-3137.

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Fearing VFD plans turkey, ham dinner

The Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department will host its annual Turkey and Ham Dinner on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the fire station at 1975 Stanleyville Road, Whipple, Ohio. Serving starts at 4 p.m. Serving choice of turkey or ham dinner with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, choice of pie or cake.

Red Hat craft show, bake sale Oct. 19

A Red Hat craft show and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Senior Citizens Building, 606 Broadway Ave., New Matamoras. Tables are available for $10.

– For information: Martha, 865-9941 or 614-313-9941.

Antiques appraisal at elementary school

An Antique Appraisal will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 9 until noon at the Waterford Elementary School in Waterford.

A charge of $5 for the first item and $3 for each additional item will go to the Lower Muskingum Historical Society for improvements at the Oliver Tucker Museum in Beverly. Doors open at 8:30 and appraisers will be: Larry Hall of Baker & Baker; Randy Clark of Randy Clark Auctions; Josh Gammon of The Tin Rabbit; John Grabianowski of Great Expectations Antiques in Caldwell, especially old tools; and Barbara Dernberger who appraises linens, quilts, jewelry, needlework, etc.

For questions: (740) 236-8757

The Beverly/Waterford Jr. Chamber of Commerce will hold a bake sale in the entrance hall of the school at the same time

Throwdown for the Pound 8 at MMS

The Remix Pro Wrestling Throwdown for the Pound 8 will be held Oct. 12 in the Marietta Middle School gym. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 7. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley. Tickets are available at We Lov Pets and at remixprowrestling.com

MHS Class of 1952 will meet for lunch

Marietta High School Class of 1952 will meet for lunch at East of Chicago on October 30,2013 at 11 am. Classmates and friends are welcome.

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Wesley Twp. VFD auxiliary bingo night

Wesley Twp. VFD Ladies Auxiliary announces its bingo night on Friday. Doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo at 6 p.m.; $20 for 20 tickets. Prizes are Pampered Chef and Yankee Candle.

For information: (740) 551-9886

Road dedication honors Allen Nolan

According to the Veterans’ Service Commission, a highway memorial dedication service will be held for SPC Allen Nolan who was killed in Iraq in 2004. The ceremony will take place 10 a.m. Friday at the 22-mile marker on Ohio 676, near Cole-Coffman Road.

Free community lunch at First Baptist

The Singles and Doubles Class of the First Baptist Church continues to offer it’s Sharing and Caring Free Community Lunch on Saturday from 11 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the church at 301 Fourth St., Marietta. All are invited to this free lunch.

The class also reminds community members of a second monthly free lunch served by the Acacia class on the fourth Saturday of every month at the same time and location.

Secret Santa

applications taken

Washington-Morgan Community Action will be accepting applications for the Secret Santa Program starting Oct. 14. The Secret Santa Program provides Christmas gifts to children of low income families of Washington County. The Secret Santa Program serves ages newborn to age 12.

Washington-Morgan Community Action is located at 218 Putnam St. and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. Applicants must provide proof of income for the last 30 days, proof of Washington County residency, photo ID, birth certificates for all children and Social Security numbers for children and parents in the household. Income eligibility is based on 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Participants cannot be part of other gift giving programs.

Washington-Morgan Community Action is also seeking community support to help bring a little Christmas cheer to the children of the Secret Santa Program either by contributing a cash donation or by donating new unwrapped toys.

Questions about the Secret Santa Program or to make a donation call Washington-Morgan Community Action at 373-3745.

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Tractor, truck, quilt show Saturday

The 16th annual Tractor, Truck, Equipment, and Quilt Show will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dungannon UM Church.

Fun for the whole family with cider making demonstrations, apple butter stirring, quilting display and demonstration, country store, wagon rides, gospel music, tractor games, and more throughout the day. Chicken dinners with all the trimmings, hot dogs, sloppy joes, and pulled pork sandwiches, desserts, beverages will be available for eat in or carry out. Free admission and parking. All proceeds will benefit the outreach program which in turn benefits area families who have a need. The church is located on Ohio 339 seven miles north or Beverly. For more info call 896-3073 or 491-1406. Exhibitors welcome.

Sharing and Caring community lunch

The Singles and Doubles Class of the First Baptist Church continues to offer its Sharing and Caring Free Community Lunch on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the church, 301 Fourth St., Marietta. All are invited to this free lunch.

The class also reminds community members of a second monthly free lunch served by the Acacia class on the fourth Saturday of every month at the same time and location.

Secret Santa

participants sought

Washington-Morgan Community Action will be accepting applications for the Secret Santa Program starting Oct. 14. The Secret Santa Program provides Christmas gifts to children of low income families of Washington County. The Secret Santa Program serves ages newborn to age 12.

Washington-Morgan Community Action is located at 218 Putnam St. and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Applicants must provide proof of income for the last 30 days, proof of Washington County residency, photo ID, birth certificates for all children and Social Security numbers for children and parents in the household. Income eligibility is based on 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Participants cannot be part of other gift giving programs.

Washington-Morgan Community Action is also seeking community support for the Secret Santa Program.

For information: Washington-Morgan Community Action at; 373-3745.

MOVP plans speical presentation

The Mid-Ohio Valley Players Theater will present “A Time to Remember, a life-story theater scripted from actual interviews with people who lived in and around Marietta throughout the 20th century. Vivid recollections date back to the times of one-room school houses, the ’37 flood, WW II, river boats, railroads, women’s rights, and more.

This reader’s theater will be performed by veteran actors, many of whom made up the original cast when produced for the Becky Thatcher almost 20 years ago. The show is one weekend only: Friday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13 at 3 p.m. Cost is $10 seniors and students; $11 adults; and $6 youth to age 16. There will be two for one admission opening night.

Production will feature a slide show of vintage Marietta photos coupled with music from the era. All proceeds go toward the operation and maintenance of the historic Putnam Theater, home of Mid-Ohio Valley Players.

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Chesterhill Harvest Festival Saturday

The Chesterhill Harvest Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Ohio 377 and South Street in Chesterhill. There will be entertainment by Blues Cowboys, Bob Rothwell, Dave and Allison Paxson, Q-Bert, John Wetzel Crafts, a quilt show, a pie auction, wagon rides and food. Admission is free. The event is a fundraiser for Union Hall Theater, a historic theater operated on a nonprofit basis by volunteers.

Board to interview treasurer candidates

There will be a special meeting of the Fort Frye Local Board of Education at 6 p.m. Thursday at Beverly-Center Elementary School, to meet in executive session to interview candidates for the treasurer’s position.

Yard sale to benefit Post 6387’s auxiliary

There will be a yard sale fundraiser for the ladies auxiliary from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6387 in New Matamoras. There will be food and desserts available.

‘Celebrate Life’

picnic Oct. 12

The Memorial Health System’s Strecker Cancer Center will hold its annual Patient Picnic with the theme “Celebrate Life” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Williamstown Women’s Building at Tomlinson Park in Williamstown. Patients, family and friends are invited to come visit with Strecker employees and physicians to celebrate those who battled cancer and won. Food and drinks will be provided and there will be chances to win raffle prizes. A photo booth will capture the memories.

For information and to RSVP: Cortney Beymer, 401-0257.

Physic readings Sun. at The Castle

Physic readings will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Castle in Marietta. Featured readers will be Rejoyce, Bettie, Jayne, and Rhonda. The readers will be offering private individual sessions. Each reading will last approximately 20 minutes. To make a reservation, call 373-4180. Reservations are required.

River Trail Phase 3 grand opening today

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

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Hair-A-Thon Oct. 15 at Career Center

The Career Center’s Adult Technical Training Cosmetology program will host a Hair-A-Thon from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at the school’s location on Ohio 676. Located in the Cosmetology Salon, Hair-A-Thon attendees will enjoy free haircuts and style consultations, free nail polish application and refreshments. Vendors will also be on hand providing samples and promoting their new fall and winter lines. Vendors will include: Thirty One, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Miche Bags, Origami Owl, Parklane Jewelry and others.

Group taking

donation requests

The Marietta Welfare League is accepting requests from area clubs, schools, nonprofit groups and other community organizations for its annual donation distribution. Requests must explain who will benefit from the donation and how the money will be used. Applicants should also estimate how many people will benefit from requested donations. Funds may be awarded for equipment, special projects, training seminars or programs. Donations cannot be awarded to pay salaries of employees or to maintain operating costs. The deadline for requests is Oct. 31. Applications postmarked after the deadline will not be considered. Mail donation requests to: Marietta Welfare League, Attn: Nicole Coil, Finance Chair, P.O. Box 525, Marietta 45750.

Pro wrestling card

at MMS Oct. 12

The Remix Pro Wrestling Throwdown for the Pound 8 will be held Oct. 12 in the Marietta Middle School gym. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event begins at 7. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley. Tickets are available at We Lov Pets and at remixprowrestling.com

Reno area hydrant flushing planned

The Reno Volunteer Fire Department will be flushing hydrants starting at 6 p.m. Monday. The flushing will start at County House Lane and follow Ohio 7 into the Reno area. After flushing is completed, customers may need to flush their cold water lines.

Red Hat craft

show, bake sale

A Red Hat Craft Show and Bake Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Senior Citizens Building, 606 Broadway Ave., New Matamoras. Tables are available for $10.

For information: Martha, 865-9941 or 614-313-9941.

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Free Medicare check-up Friday

A free Medicare check-up event will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Monroe County Senior Center, 118 Home Ave., Woodsfield. The program is held by the Department of Insurance and is intended to help people review Medicare changes and determine coverage for 2014.

Shop at MMH closed for remodeling

The League Shop at Marietta Memorial Hospital is temporarily closed as of today for a remodeling project.

Mountain bike group has youth event

The River Valley Mountain Bike Association will host young riders, ages 4 to 16, for a free youth mountain biking event Saturday.

All children are welcome with a parent/guardian and a bike and helmet. The club provides a bike safety check, followed by instruction and guided short trail rides, and it all wraps up with pizza and a give-away of prizes including a mountain bike. Mountain biking experience is not necessary. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and the start time is 10.

The meeting place is Kris Mar Woods, near the back of Tractor Supply at the Frontier Shopping Center in Marietta. Parents/guardians are welcome to ride also.

Williamstown girls soccer benefit meal

The first Williamstown High School girl’s soccer team is hosting a spaghetti night from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at the American Legion Post 159, 100 Central Ave., Williamstown. There will be spaghetti, refreshments, desserts, a raffle and a 50/50 drawing.

Moonlight &

Chocolate Walk

ReSTORE Marietta’s annual Moonlight & Chocolate Walk will take place from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday in downtown Marietta. Chocolate Walk tickets are $15 per individual and $25 per couple. Check-in is at the Lafayette Hotel where participants will pick up a map and bag, and browse the selection of raffle items. Buy raffle tickets at the beginning of the walk or at the end for $1 per ticket or six tickets for $5 or 12 tickets for $10. The raffle will be held at 9 p.m. in the main lobby of the Lafayette Hotel. About 25 merchants are participating in the event.

For information: Jean Farmer, 885-8194 or jean.farmer@mariettamainstreet.org.

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