Around town

Ohio author and illustrator David Catrow will visit Belpre and Marietta Saturday, hosted by the Washington County Public Library. The first event will be at the Campus Martius Museum from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration is required; visit the children’s department at the Marietta Library (615 Fifth St.) or call 740-373-1057, ext. 219. The second event will be at the Belpre Library (2012 Washington Blvd.) at 1 p.m. To register, visit the main desk at the Belpre Library or call 740-423-8381.

Cutler Community Center at 4550 Two Mile Run Road will hold its Third Sunday Dinner from noon to 3 p.m on July 21. This month’s dinner is hosted by the Cutler Men and the meal will include hamburgers and hotdogs, a drink and dessert. Meals are $7 for adults or $4 for children and all proceeds benefit the Cutler Community Center.

Washington-Morgan Community Action is taking applications for backpacks and school supplies for children attending kindergarten through 12th grade. Applicants may apply at the agency office located at 218 Putnam St., Marietta, from 9 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. Families must be at or under 150 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines to qualify. Applicants must bring proof of household income for 30 days, proof of county residency, name of school attending in the fall, grade the child will attend, proof of child’s age and Social Security cards of all household members.

•For information: 740-373-3745.

Washington-Morgan Community Action is now accepting applications for the Head Start Program for the 2019-2020 school year. Head Start offers seven-hour, six-hour and half-day sessions located in Malta, Marietta, Belpre and New Matamoras. In-home services are also available through the Home Base program. Families who are interested are asked to call 740-373-3745 or 740-962-3792 with any questions, or visit wmcap.org.

The 74th Beverly-Waterford Homecoming will take place Thursday through Saturday, featuring rides, bounce houses, old-time carnival games, ice cream, cotton candy, a live petting zoo, food and bingo. On Thursday, the homecoming parade will form at 6 p.m. at Waterford Elementary and there will be live country music. Friday will include a garden tractor pull, color run and music by Jessica Jo and Justin. Saturday will include The King of Asphalt antique tractor pull, Little Miss Homecoming announcement, live music by The Palmer Brothers and a prize raffle.

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