Around town

Family & Children First is sponsoring a fall session of the Strengthening Families 10-14 Program. The program, for parents and youth ages 10-14, is a parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum designed to build family strengths; strengthen parenting skills; and prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems. The seven-week session is free, with dinner and child care provided, along with transportation assistance. The fall session will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 25 through Nov. 6 at the Ely Chapman Center in Marietta. For more information and to register, call 740-376-7081. Registration is limited.

The Washington County Children Services Board will meet in regular session at noon Wednesday at 204 Davis Avenue. The agenda is available upon request by calling 740-373-3485.

The Beverly United Methodist Church will serve its free community lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday. The church is located at 700 Park St. in Beverly. The church is handicapped accessible. This month’s lunch is being prepared by the Beverly Lions Club. The menu is brats, corn on the cob, baked beans, coleslaw, desserts from Lisa’s Sweet Stop and beverages. Call ahead for carryout at 740-984-2100.

A Free Clothing Closet is held at Waterford Church of the Nazarene, 111 Marquis Ave., Waterford, every fourth Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m.

• For information: 740-350-9117.

BrAva Family Fun Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 16 at Muskingum Park in Marietta. This celebration is all about local children with cancer. It is a time for families to get together, have fun, offer support, and for these children to see they are not alone. There will be free lunch, bouncy houses, petting zoo, carnival games and so much more. This is free to the community.

Beverly Post 389 of The American Legion is sponsoring a public steak fry from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the post home at 114 Fifth St., Beverly. The $12 cost includes steak, baked potato, salad, a roll and coffee. Other drinks may be purchased separately.

The sixth annual “The Gathering Event” will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 8 at Civitan Park. The event is sponsored by Belpre Area Churches. Everything is free — free food, games, music and more.