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Beginning June 7, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Washington County will offer NAMI Connection, a free peer support group for adults living with mental illness. The first Friday session will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and the second Friday session will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The groups will meet at the First Presbyterian Church in Marietta in the second floor library.

•For information: Brett, 740-350-2368.

The Washington County Fair Cookout and Gun Raffle will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. June 1 featuring pulled pork or chicken dinners, a silent auction, a gun raffle and live entertainment. The cost is $10 for adults or $5 for children ages 10 and under.

The Marietta Township Trustees regular meeting date for June has been changed to June 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the Marietta Township Recreation Center in Reno. All meetings are open to the public.

The Marietta Fraternal Order of Police will host its 17th annual Celebrity Golf Tournament June 8 at 8 a.m. Celebrities consist of former Cleveland Browns and Ohio State Buckeye players. Cost to join the tournament is $500 for a four-person team, or $125 per individual. Individual players will be paired with three others to make a team, including one celebrity. Lunch will follow the event. A sign can be purchased for $100. For additional questions or registration, call 740-371-5125 or 740-374-4387.

Chapter 52 of the Disabled American Veterans will host a free Memorial Day picnic at 1 p.m. Monday located at 835 DAV Road, just north of Exit 6 on Interstate 77 in Whipple. The event will feature food, games and a variety of live music played by Tom Roddey, Roger Kimberly and Bruce Haas. No alcohol will be present.

• For information: Commander Bruce Edward Haas, 740-629-1277.

The Marietta Memorial Day Parade will take place Monday beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will form at Muskingum Park on Front Street and continue down Putnam Street, Fifth Street and Wooster Street, and end at Oak Grove Cemetery where a ceremony will be held. Lunch will be provided by American Legion Post 64 and the VFW Post 5108. Transportation will be provided by the Washington County Veterans Service Commission for veterans that need a ride in the parade.

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