Around town published July 10

Culvert repair on Muskingum River Rd.

Muskingum River Road in Adams Township will be closed Friday nine-tenths of a mile above the Lowell Dam for culvert installation.

VBS at Sand Hill UM Church in Reno

Vacation Bible School will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 27-July 31at Sand Hill United Methodist Church, 725 Sandhill Road, Reno. All children ages 4-11 are welcome.

For information: 373-8712.

Safety Council will meet Wednesday

The Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Marietta Shrine Club, 249 Pennsylvania Ave., Marietta. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. The topic for the month is “An Inside Look at Safety in the Oil and Gas Industry” by Rhonda Reda, from the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program. The cost of the meeting is $15 for Safety Council members, which includes lunch. If your company is interested in becoming a member of the Mid-Ohio Valley Safety Council, call 373-5176.

Civil War Roundtable will meet July 17

The next regular meeting of the Civil War Roundtable of the Mid-Ohio Valley will be at 7 p.m. July 17. There will be a discussion on “Touched by Conflict – Southeastern Ohio and the Civil War” by Larry Strayer, Civil War collector and historian. The program will be held at the Campus Martius Museum, 601 Second St., Marietta. The public is welcome and there is no cost to attend.

Car show planned at Oak Grove rec center

The fourth annual Oak Grove Recreation Center Car Show will be held July 20 at 535 BF Goodrich Road, Marietta. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with awards at 3 p.m. There will be door prizes, concessions and a 50/50 drawing. The cost is $10 per car. Proceeds will benefit recreation center improvements.

For information: 350-3150.

Youth program at Wildlife Refuge

The Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge will hold a “Life on the Refuge” program for children ages 5-14 at 1 p.m. Saturday. Learn where animals live, what they eat and how they survive. This program includes a hike, games and a craft. The program will be held at the Visitor Center located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown. Closed toe shoes are strongly recommended. The program is free and approximately two hours long. This is a family activity and parents or guardians are required to be present. RSVP by calling 304-375-2923, Ext. 117.