Around town

City health office shots on Mondays

The Marietta City Health Department will offer shots on Mondays only beginning in December. The health department will be offering all vaccines from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. this Monday. All other Mondays vaccines are offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The flu shot is covered by Medicare and Medicaid or is $25 for adults and $10 for children. No one is turned away due to inability to pay.

For information: 373-0611, Ext. 186.

Kids can make a

gingerbread house

Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to the Washington County Public Library in Marietta to make gingerbread house at 1:30 p.m. Dec. 14. A snack will be served. Registration is required. To register, stop by the Youth Services Department or call 373-1057, Ext. 219.

Hunter’s lunch

at Cutler Center

The Cutler Community Ladies Aid will serve a hunter’s lunch beginning Monday through Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road, Cutler. The menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, onion rings, an assortment of homemade soups, homemade desserts, soft drinks and coffee. Daily specials will include homemade noodles, lasagna and spaghetti.

For information: 989-2706.

Democratic Women plan holiday dinner

The Washington County Democratic Women will hold their annual Christmas dinner at 6 p.m. Dec. 12 at the VFW on Pike Street in Marietta. The cost of the dinner is $12, with a choice of steak or chicken. A $10 gift exchange will take place after dinner. Reservations should be made by Dec. 8 by calling Lynn Vermaaten at 374-9556 or Willa O’Neill at 516-4913.

Beverly-Waterford Christmas parade

The annual Beverly-Waterford Christmas Parade and Dodge Park lighting ceremony will be held Sunday. The parade will form at Waterford High School at 4:30 p.m. and begin at 5:30 p.m., ending at Dodge Park. Parade entrants are welcome with no registration. A collection of dry and canned goods will be taken at the park lighting for the Beverly-Waterford Food Pantry.

For information: Sue Hart, 984-2990 or Jayne Dye, 984-4056.

Around town

Deer season lunch at Barlow fire house

The Barlow Volunteer Fire Department will hold a luncheon during deer season from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 2-7. A variety of soups, sandwiches, desserts and beverages will be served each day. The public is welcome to eat in or take out.

Church plans annual Christmas auction

Center Valley Baptist Church, 75 McMahan Road, New Matamoras, will hold its annual Christmas Auction at noon Dec. 5 in the church fellowship hall. Various homemade foods and items will be available for bid. The public is invited. All proceeds go to support church missions.

Coffee shop hosts holiday program

“Night in the Village” will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 6 at Salem Grounds Coffee Shop in Lower Salem. There will be coffee, lattes, mochas, and more from freshly roasted beans, offerings for purchase from local artisans, violin music and food.

For information: 585-2859.

Used book sale

at Barlow library

There will be a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Barlow Library, 45 White Oak Professional Center on Ohio 339. There will also be crafters from Christmas in the Village.

For information: 678-0103.

Cookie, noodle sale at St. Mary’s

Basilica of St. Mary of the Assumption will hold its annual cookie and noodle sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Basilica Social Hall, Fourth and Wooster streets in Marietta. This event is sponsored by the Catholic Womens Club, and is open to the public.

Marietta Shrine Club showing OSU game

The Marietta Shrine Club will show the OSU vs. Michigan game on its big screen. Doors open one hour before kick-off on Saturday. The cost is $5. Children 8 and under are free.

Breakfast with Santa at Warren High

Breakfast with Santa will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7 in the Warren High School cafeteria. Santa and the Elves will be present. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice, milk, coffee and hot chocolate.

From local reports

Around town

Hours adjusted for immunization clinic

The hours for the Washington County Health Department immunization clinic will be adjusted Wednesday due to the Thanksgiving holiday. The clinic will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. The health department will be closed Thursday and Friday and will reopen Monday with regular business hours.

Holiday delays Rumpke a day

Rumpke waste and recycling collection will not occur on Thursday due to the holiday. Service will be delayed one day during the rest of the holiday week. Thursday’s collection will move to Friday and Friday’s collection will move to Saturday. Regular collection will resume the week after Thanksgiving.

Dates set for Beverly council, committees

The Village of Beverly committee meetings for December will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 4. The regular council meeting will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 11. The Board of Public Affairs meeting will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 18. All meetings will be held in the village office, 919 Mitchell Ave.

Crime Watch plans Christmas party

The Harmar Hill Neighborhood Crime Watch group will hold its annual Christmas party at the Look Out Park Community Building at 7 p.m. Monday. Anyone living on Harmar Hill is welcome to join the festivities.

For information: Jan Powell, 706-1770 or Ken Strahler, 373-6853.

Gospel Mission seeks donations

The Gospel Mission Food Pantry is looking for donations of candy, clothing, and small toys for its third annual Operation Backyard Christmas Shoebox. Suggested items include candy, gum, gloves, hats, coloring books, crayons, combs, brushes, little games, and stuffed animals. The items will be given to area needy children by Santa at the pantry from 1 to 2 p.m. Dec. 21. Donations can be dropped off at the pantry at 308 Lancaster St. from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Donations are being accepted through Dec. 13.

For information: Candy Waite, 350-4417.

Christmas auction Dec. 7 at fairgrounds

A Christmas Auction will be held Dec. 7 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the auction begins at 6. Proceeds will support the Washington County Fair.

From local reports

Around town

Food pantry seeks shoebox donations

The Gospel Mission Food Pantry is looking for donations of candy, clothing and small toys for its third annual Operation Backyard Christmas Shoebox. Suggested items include candy, gum, gloves, hats, coloring books, crayons, combs, brushes, little games and stuffed animals. The items will be given to area needy children by Santa at the pantry from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 21. Donations can be dropped off at the pantry at 308 Lancaster St. from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Donations are being accepted through Dec. 13.

For information: Candy Waite, 350-4417.

Cookie, noodle sale at Basilica’s hall

Basilica of Saint Mary of the Assumption will hold its annual cookie and noodle sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Basilica Social Hall, located at Fourth and Wooster streets in Marietta. This event is sponsored by the Catholic Womens Club, and is open to the public.

Breakfast with Santa at Belpre church

Belpre Heights United Methodist Church, 720 Clement Ave., will hold its annual breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 7. The event is for adults and children.

Thirty-one Bingo Saturday in Reno

Thirty-one Bingo will be held Saturday at the Marietta Township Recreation Center in Reno, along with a country store, crafts and a yard sale. Bingo starts at 2 p.m. Lunch is served beginning at noon and goes all day. Food served will include homemade chicken noodles and homemade rolls, hot dogs and sauce, soup beans and cornbread. All proceeds will go to Sarah and Bill Miller of Marietta, who are adopting a baby from Children’s Hope International.

Goodwill truck

taking donations

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.

Spaghetti fundraiser at Lawrence school

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Milton Eddy and family will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Lawrence Elementary School in Dart. There will be a country store and 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will be used to cover medical expenses.

From local reports

Around town

Beverly-Waterford Christmas parade

The annual Beverly-Waterford Christmas Parade and Dodge Park lighting ceremony will be held Dec. 1. The parade will form at Waterford High School at 4:30 p.m. and begin at 5:30 p.m., ending at Dodge Park. The lighting ceremony will be held immediately after the parade. There will be seasonal entertainment and free refreshments. Parade entrants are welcome with no registration. A collection of dry and canned goods will be taken at the park for the Beverly-Waterford Food Pantry.

For information: Sue Hart, 984-2990 or Jayne Dye, 984-4056.

Spaghetti fundraiser at Lawrence school

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Milton Eddy and family will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Lawrence Elementary School in Dart. There will be a country store and 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will be used to cover medical expenses.

Christmas auction

at the fairgrounds

A Christmas auction will be held Dec. 7 at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the auction begins at 6. There will be concessions available. Items available will include electronics, dolls and other toys, purses, jewelry, Amish jelly and jam, crafts and more. Proceeds will support the Washington County Fair.

Used book sale

at Barlow library

There will be a used book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Barlow Library, 45 White Oak Professional Center on Ohio 339. There will also be crafters from Christmas in the Village.

For information: 678-0103.

Soup luncheon at Masonic Lodge

The Beverly Masonic Lodge will hold a soup luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8. There will be four kinds of soup, sandwiches and dessert. Donations will be accepted. Carryout and delivery will be available by calling 984-2826.

Cookie, candy sale at St. Mark’s

St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 302 Maple St., Belpre, will hold its annual cookie and candy sale from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 7. Cookies and candy will be sold by the pound.

From local reports

Around town

Baby Steps Benefit for Paisley Nov. 27

A benefit dinner, basketball game and auction will be held in Marietta Nov. 27 in honor of Paisley Skinner, daughter of Thad and Ashley (Ollom) Skinner of Waterford. Paisley, born in May, is suffering from multiple health issues. The event is titled Baby Steps Benefit for Paisley.

The Townhouse will host a pre-game happy hour and dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Twenty percent of proceeds will be donated to the Skinner family. Marietta College will host a basketball game (vs. Wooster) and auction at Ban Johnson Arena. The auction begins at 6 p.m. and will run through half time. Marietta College is donating all of the gate proceeds to the Skinner family. All money raised from the auction will be donated to the Skinner family.

OSU vs. Michigan

on Shrine Club’s TV?

The Marietta Shrine Club will show the OSU vs. Michigan game on its big screen. Doors open one hour before kick-off on Nov. 30. The cost is $5. Children 8 and under are free.

Session to help with grief at the holidays

A one-day session of “GriefShare-Surviving the Holidays” will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Sand Hill United Methodist Church. The seminar features video interviews with counselors, grief experts and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death and who offer practical suggestions and reassurance. There is no charge for the seminar which will be held in the Child Care Building of the church located at 725 Sandhill Road, Reno.

For information: 373-8712.

Lawrence church

to host giveaway

The Lawrence Baptist Church will host a free giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Items will include clothes, toys, baby supplies, household items and some furniture. The Women’s Ministries group of the church will also be serving free soup and finger sandwiches during the giveaway. It is open to the public. The church is located in Darton Ohio 26.

For more information: Dawn Gutberlet, 473-9123.

Financial Aid Night at MHS Dec. 5

Financial Aid Night will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Marietta High School library. A financial aid representative will review how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and free materials regarding grants, loans and scholarships will be available.

Around town

Elections board

to certify results

The Washington County Board of Elections will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Monday to complete the official canvass and certify the official results of the Nov. 5 General Election. It will also conduct any other business that comes before it at that time.

Petroleum engineers to present program

Marietta College’s Society of Petroleum Engineers will present John Turley’s presentation on “An Engineering Look at the Cause of the 2010 Macondo Blowout” at 7 p.m. Thursday in the McDonough Auditorium. Turley, who researched and wrote a book about the incident, will look at why it shouldn’t have happened and why it should never happen again. The event is free and open to the public.

League of Women Voters to meet

The Marietta-Washington League of Women voters will present Nancy Brown, state board president of the League of Women Voters of Ohio, at a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Fellowship Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Church, 232 Third St., Marietta. She will discuss voting rights, redistricting proposals and election/voting bills coming up in the Ohio House and Senate. Questions from the audience are encouraged. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Eagles auxiliary hosts bake sale

The Beverly Eagles Ladies Auxiliary will hold a bake sale and Chinese auction at 4:30 p.m. Friday. Auction items will be drawn for at 6:30.

Breakfast at Our Lady of Mercy

There will be an all-you-can-eat sausage and pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Our Lady of Mercy church Hall on County Road 60/Lowell Hill Road in Lowell. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.

Breakfast with Santa at Warren High

Breakfast with Santa will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 7 in the Warren High School cafeteria. Santa and the Elves will be present. The menu will include pancakes, sausage, eggs, juice, milk, coffee and hot chocolate.

Thanksgiving dinner at River of Life

A Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at the River of Life Assembly of God Church, 200 Franklin St., Marietta. There will be turkey and all the fixings.

From local reports

Around town

Piano trio concert Sun. at The Castle

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

Lawrence Baptist Church giveaway

The Lawrence Baptist Church will host a free giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Items will include clothes, toys, baby supplies, household items and some furniture. The Women’s Ministries group of the church will also be serving free soup and finger sandwiches during the giveaway. It is open to the public. The church is located in Dart, 16 miles from Marietta on Ohio 26.

For more information: Dawn Gutberlet, 473-9123.

Thirty-One Bingo Saturday in Reno

Thirty-one Bingo will be held Saturday at the Marietta Township Recreation Center in Reno, along with a country store, crafts and a yard sale. Bingo starts at 2 p.m. Lunch is served beginning at noon and goes all day. Food served will include homemade chicken noodles and homemade rolls, hot dogs and sauce, soup beans and cornbread. All proceeds will go to Sarah and Bill Miller of Marietta, who are adopting a baby from Children’s Hope International.

City water office closed for training

The City of Marietta Water and Wastewater office will close at noon Tuesday and Wednesday for training. On Thursday, the office will not open until noon due to training. Regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. will apply on Monday and Friday.

Short meeting on Thanksgiving dinner

Norwood United Methodist Church will have a short meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday for anyone who wants to volunteer to help with the annual Thanksgiving Day Free Community Dinner. Needed are volunteers for set up; delivery of meals; dinner and clean up. The church is located at 23 Colegate Drive, Marietta.

For information: 374-8738 or online vlinsley@hotmail.com

From local reports

Around town

Benefit for Renee Milligan at Post 389

A benefit will be held Saturday at the American Legion Post 389 in Beverly for Renee Milligan, who was recently diagnosed with brain cancer. Dinner will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and there will be a silent auction, 50/50 and raffles. There will be music by 3 Wheel Drive from 8 p.m. to midnight.

For information: Kim Hill, 350-1714.

Turkey fundraiser dinner at Post 6387

New Matamoras VFW Post 6387 will hold a turkey dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $8 for adults; $4 for children.

2 Sat. registration dates at WSCC

Washington State Community College will provide new students with two Saturday registration opportunities. Student Services, in the main building on the WSCC campus, will be open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday and again Dec. 14. Students interested in starting classes on Jan. 13 can schedule an appointment to meet with an adviser and get registered for the spring semester. Student Services will provide Compass tests for incoming students.

For information: 374-8716.

Meeting for helpers with turkey dinner

Norwood United Methodist Church will have a short meeting at 10 a.m. Nov. 23 for anyone who wants to volunteer to help with the annual Thanksgiving Day Free Community Dinner. Needed are volunteers for set up; delivery of meals; dinner and clean up. The church is located at 23 Colegate Drive, Marietta.

For information: 374-8738 or online vlinsley@hotmail.com

Veto church plans Thanksgiving lunch

Veto Presbyterian Church will have a free community Thanksgiving luncheon from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 23. The menu will be turkey, mashed potatoes, chicken and noodles, dressing, green beans, cole slaw, a roll, dessert and a beverage. The church is located at the corner of Ohio 339 and Veto Road. To have a meal delivered, call the church that morning before noon at 678-2823.

Thanksgiving dinner at River of Life

A Community Thanksgiving dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Nov. 22 at the River of Life Assembly of God Church, 200 Franklin St., Marietta. There will be turkey and all the fixings.

From local reports

Around town

Craft show, flea

market at Cutler

The Cutler Community Ladies Aid will host a craft and flea market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road. Vendor tables are $10 each. The Federal Creek Indian Organization of Ohio will operate the canteen with food and drinks available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the operation of the Cutler Community Center.

For information: Margaret, 989-2230.

Frontier school board meets Monday

The Frontier Board of Education will have its regular November meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the Frontier High School library.

Sign dedication at Frontier boat launch

The Wayne National Forest, in partnership with the Frontier Local Economic Development Association (FLEDA) will host an Interpretive Sign Dedication at 2 p.m. Friday at the Frontier boat launch in Washington County along the Ohio River. Personnel from Wayne National Forest and FLEDA will participate in the dedication, which features the late Sam Kidd. Kidd served as president of FLEDA and was a supporter of the public boat launch construction project. The event is open to the public.

Ohio Valley Opry show Saturday

The Ohio Valley Opry at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville will feature a variety of music, from traditional country artists to old time bluegrass music, Saturday. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7. Special guests will be Mike Morrison of Marietta, along with The Wayfarers from the Zanesville area. The Clarks, Matt Coleman, The Siglers, The Rays, and country comic Uncle Doofus will also be appearing. Tickets are $8 at the door, or $10 for reserved seats.

For information: www.ohiovalleyopry.com or call the Morgan County Visitor Center at 962-4909.

Access to auditor’s office limited 2 days

In order to accommodate a maintenance project, the customer service area of the Washington County Auditor’s Office will be closed to the public from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 to 10 a.m. Monday. Personnel will be at work during this time but phone and computer access will be limited. The Fiscal Office and Tax Map Office will be available to customers during these times.

From local reports

Around town

Eagles to host square dance Friday

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

For information: 984-2998.

Beverly Eagles hold anniversary banquet

The Beverly Eagles will hold an anniversary banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday. A roast beef dinner will be served to members and guests. Speakers for the evening will be State President Tom King and Madam State President Sara Favorite.

For information: 984-4733.

Presentation on

Rufus Putnam

James H. O’Donnell III, retired history professor from Marietta College and author of the book “Ohio’s First Peoples,” will give a presentation on “Rufus Putnam and the Native Peoples of Ohio” at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Cutler Community Center. Dave Zlatkind will play Native American flute music for the half hour prior to the presentation. Food and beverages will be available at the snack bar.

Democratic Women to meet Nov. 21

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Washington County Democratic Women will hold their meeting this month on Nov. 21 at the VFW on Pike Street in Marietta. Lunch can be ordered at 11:30 a.m., with the meeting beginning at noon. The group will be collecting monetary donations for the Secret Santa project during this meeting. All Democratic women in Washington County are invited to attend.

Financial Aid Night at MHS Dec. 5

Financial Aid Night will be held at 6 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Marietta High School library. A financial aid representative will review how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and free materials regarding grants, loans and scholarships will be available. Seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend.

Post 64 Relay team plans dinner Friday

American Legion Post 64 will hold a Relay For Life Team Dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday. The menu will include chicken and noodles with mashed potatoes and green beans. There will also be dessert and tea or coffee. The cost is $8 or two for $15. The post is on Eighth and Wooster streets in Marietta. The dinner is open to the public.

From local reports

Around town

Access to county auditor’s office

limited temporarily

In order to accommodate a maintenance project, the customer service area of the Washington County Auditor’s Office will be closed to the public from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 to 10 a.m. Monday. Personnel will be at work during this time but phone and computer access will be limited. The Fiscal Office and Tax Map Office will be available to customers during these times. Genealogical Society to meet Saturday

The Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Washington County Library basement meeting room, 615 Fifth St., Marietta. The speaker is Phill Crane, who will speak on “Finding Fort Frye and Joseph Frye’s Grave.” Visitors are welcome.

Relay For Life team bake sale Saturday

Washington State Community College’s Phi Theta Kappa Alpha Rho Gamma chapter will hold a Relay For Life bake sale at Fruth Pharmacy on Washington Boulevard in Belpre from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Thanksgiving

smorgasbord dinner

The Chesterhill Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its Thanksgiving smorgasbord dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the fire station on Ohio 555 in Chesterhill. The menu will consist of baked turkey with dressing, ham loaf, noodles, mashed potatoes, a vegetable, other side dishes, dessert and a beverage. The cost is $8.50 for adults and $4 for children 10 and younger. Carry-out meals for the local area will be available by calling 554-6801 the day of the dinner.

Wolf Creek board meets Nov. 19

The Wolf Creek Local regular board meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Waterford High School band room.

MHS?Class of 1952 to meet Nov. 20

The Marietta High School Class of 1952 will meet at DaVinci’s at 11 a.m. Nov. 20. Classmates and friends are welcome.

American Girl

Holiday Tea Sunday

An American Girl Holiday Tea will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at The Betsey Mills Club. The tea is for girls ages 7 to 12, who can bring their dolls for the afternoon tea featuring parlor games and food. Call 373-4981 for reservations. Tickets are $12 for Betsey members and $15 for non-members.

From local reports

Around town

Worn flag collection point on Front St.

Mrs. Ohio International, along with Boy Scout Troop 653, will be in front of the American Flag and Pole Store on Front Street in Marietta during the last Merchants and Artist Walk of the year from 6 to 9 p.m. today. They will be collecting torn and worn American flags so they can disposed of in a respectful fashion. If anyone has worn flags they can be dropped off for proper disposal.

Christmas benefit auction at Barlow

The Barlow Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Christmas Benefit Auction at the firehouse at 6 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 5. All new items will include toys, tools, bikes and household items, Christmas decor and more. More information is available at Auctionzip.com #30706. Food will be served by the department.

Stacey’s Dance

Studio food drive

Stacey’s Dance Studio is holding a “Dancer Against Hunger” food drive through Nov. 18. Donations can be dropped off at the studio on Pike Street. All donations will be given to the Gospel Mission food pantry in the Harmar area.

For information: Denise, 374-2450.

Veterans get free

museum admission

Veterans will receive free admission to the Campus Martius Museum all day Monday in honor of Veterans Day. From 2 to 3 p.m. the Campus Martius Museum and the Washington County Public Library will present Debra Conner as Dr. Mary Walker. The program is free and open to the public.

Barlow trustees

to meet Tuesday

The Barlow Township trustees will hold their regular meeting for November at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday instead of Monday which is Veterans Day.

American Girl

Holiday Tea Nov. 17

An American Girl Holiday Tea will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at The Betsey Mills Club. The tea is for girls ages 7 to 12, who can bring their dolls for the afternoon tea featuring parlor games and food. Call 373-4981 for reservations. Tickets are $12 for Betsey members and $15 for non-members.

From local reports

Around town

Veterans Day soup, sandwiches

Veterans Day soup and sandwiches will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Lowell American Legion Post 750. All veterans are welcome.

Orders taken for pumpkin pies, rolls

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 516-0519.

Hopewell fundraiser Saturday in Belpre

Hopewell Health Center in Belpre will hold a fundraiser Saturday at the Belpre Church of Christ to support the HHC 2014 Children Summer Group Program. There will be a zumbathon from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and basket bingo from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The admission for the zumbathon is $5. The basket bingo prices are five tickets for $3 and 10 tickets for $5. Tickets can be purchased in advance by contacting Helen Kousaleos at Hopewell Health Center Belpre at 423-8095. In addition, tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the event.

Veterans program at Washington School

Veterans will be honored at Washington Elementary School in Marietta at 9:30 a.m. Friday. All area veterans are invited to the assembly.

For information: 336-1184.

Benefit auction

at Tractor Supply

The Marietta St. Vincent dePaul Society will hold a benefit auction Nov. 16 at the Marietta Tractor Supply building in the Frontier Shopping Center. Proceeds will be used to help those in need in the area. New items to be auctioned include toys, tools, Christmas decor, bikes, Christmas candy, household items and more. For more details, visit auctionzip.com #30706. The doors open at 5 p.m. and the auction begins at 6. There will be food for sale. Those attending should bring their own chairs if they wish to sit.

For information: Jim King, 373-4210.

From local reports

Around town

Veterans Day parade Monday at 10 a.m.

The annual Marietta’s Veterans Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. Monday in downtown Marietta.

The parade will form at 9:30 a.m. at Fourth and Butler streets. It will travel Fourth Street to Putnam Street, then on to Front Street and the Veterans Memorial in Muskingum Park, concluding with a program by Marietta Mayor Joe Matthews. It is open to all veterans. Meals will be available at the American Legion Post and at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post following the parade and ceremony.

Relay For Life team meeting Monday

There will be a team meeting for the Washington County Relay For Life at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the South Pavilion Conference Room at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Any relayer is welcome to attend.

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

American Girl

Holiday Tea Nov. 17

An American Girl Holiday Tea will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 at The Betsey Mills Club. The tea is for girls ages 7 to 12, who can bring their dolls for the afternoon tea featuring parlor games and food. Call 373-4981 for reservations. Tickets are $12 for Betsey members and $15 for non-members.

Craft show at Our Lady of Mercy

The 24th annual craft show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Our Lady of Mercy Church Hall on Lowell Hill Road. Admission is free. There will be food including chicken pie, noodles, homemade pies and other baked goods as well a selection of crafts.

Drop-off points

for bagged leaves

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 began leaf pickup this week. 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.

From local reports

Around town

Evening at the museum event

The Campus Martius Museum will hold An Evening at the Museum fundraiser from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 22 at the museum. The cost is $50 per person. There will be Civil war-era music by Steven Ball and the dulcimer by Scott Cain as well as 18th century games and hors d’oeuvres from Third Street Deli, Spagna’s and the Valley Gem.

For information or tickets: 373-3750.

Little Hocking area hydrant flushing

The Little Hocking Water Association will be flushing hydrants this week and from Nov. 11-15 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. If water is discolored, residents should run cold water until it clears.

Soup luncheon

at Beverly lodge

The Beverly Masonic Lodge will hold a soup luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. There will be four kinds of soup, sandwiches and dessert. Donations are accepted. Carryout and delivery is available by calling 984-2826.

Warren class of’63 meets at Cheddar’s

The Warren High School Class of 1963 will meet at Cheddar’s in Vienna, W.Va., at 11 a.m. Thursday. All classmates and their spouses or friends are invited to attend.

For information: 678-2471.

Hopewell Health Center fundraiser

Hopewell Health Center in Belpre will hold a fundraiser Saturday at the Belpre Church of Christ to support the HHC 2014 Children Summer Group Program. There will be a zumbathon from 1 to 3:30 p.m. and basket bingo from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The admission for the zumbathon is $5. The basket bingo prices are five tickets for $3 and 10 tickets for $5. Tickets can be purchased in advance: Call Helen Kousaleos at Hopewell Health Center Belpre at 423-8095. Tickets can be bought at the door the day of the event.

Bingo Saturday

at Cutler Center

Bingo will be held on Saturday at the Cutler Community Center. Doors open at 11 a.m. and games begin at noon. The event is sponsored by the Washington County Senior Citizens for upkeep of the Cutler Community Center. There will be Longaberger baskets, a 50/50, a country store and a special raffle. The cost is 20 games for $20. For early bird reservations and information call Vivian at (304) 483-2908 or Margaret at 989-2230.

Around town

Sanitary sewer tap will start Tuesday

The Marietta Wastewater Department will be making a sanitary sewer tap at the corner of Pike and Seventh streets beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Traffic will be restricted in the northbound lane of Seventh Street from Pike and Greene streets. Work is expected to be completed by Thursday.

For information: Wastewater Treatment plant, 373-3858.

Norwood UM Church will host blood drive

Norwood United Methodist Church will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross from noon to 6 p.m. Friday at the Fellowship Hall of the church, 23 Colegate Drive, Marietta.

For information: 1-800-733-2767.

Church will hold Election Day dinner

The Beverly United Methodist Church will hold its Election Day Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. A bazaar will run from 4 to 7 p.m. A turkey dinner with all the trimmings will be available for a suggested price of $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under.

Ohio SBDC will hold workshop Thursday

The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Marietta will hold a Basis of a Successful Start workshop from noon to 2 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce, 713 Park Drive, Belpre. The workshop is designed to provide potential business owners with information on how to get their business started. There is no charge but registration is required. Registration is accepted until 2 p.m. the day before the event by calling Julie Wharton or Pamela Lankford at 373-5150 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or emailing sbdc@wscc.edu or jgraham@sbdcmarietta.org.

Free community meal at First Baptist

The Singles and Doubles class of the First Baptist Church will hold its Caring and Sharing Free Community Lunch from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, 301 Fourth St., Marietta.

Winter coats will be given away at K of C

There will be a winter coat giveaway Wednesday 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.

From local reports