Around Town

The 700 block of Eighth Street will be closed today and Thursday for tree removal.

The Beverly Eagles will hold a steak fry starting at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 8. The cost is $12 for grilled steak dinners and $10 for grilled chicken dinners. There will be music by Sam Clark. For carry-out, call 740-984-4733.

The Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities will be holding a regular board meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at Ewing School, 1701 Colegate Drive, Marietta. All meetings of the WCBDD are open to the public.

A community luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at Barlow Presbyterian Church. The menu will be chipped beef gravy, creamed chicken, biscuits, applesauce, salad and desserts. Barlow Presbyterian Church is located at Warrior Drive and Ohio 550 in Barlow.

A special meeting of the Frontier Local Board of Education is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. Friday to approve a contract with the Frontier Local Education Association. The meeting will be held in the high school library.

The Washington County Board of Elections will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. Sept. 5 at the Board of Elections Office. This meeting is for the approval of poll worker selections for the Nov. 6 General Election, polling location changes and Belpre Kroger Liquor Option petition.

• For information: 740-374-6828.

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.

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.