Around town

The City of Marietta Fire Department will start flushing hydrants within the city limits at 8 a.m. Thursday Customers are advised to watch for discolored water while using water for food preparation, laundry or other water sensitive processes. After flushing is completed, customers who are experiencing brown (mineral deposits) or milky (trapped air) water, are asked to flush their cold water lines to flush the service line from the main to their point of use in home or business. If problems persists, call the Water Treatment Plant at 740-374-6864 for further assistance.

The MOV’n Dragons are inviting the public to experience the Muskingum River in a dragon boat July from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Marietta High School Boat House, 812 Gilman Ave.. The excursion is free and open to anyone 12 and over. No previous experience is necessary. To reserve a spot, call 740-434-5638. For more information, visit Facebook or movndragons.org. Other excursions will be held Aug. 3 and Aug. 24.

Barlow Presbyterian Church will host its annual Summerfest from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. There will be free food, an inflatable, games and fun. The Prayludes will play at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. Barlow Presbyterian Church is located at Ohio 550 and Warrior Drive in Barlow.

Matamoras #374 Free and Accepted Masons, 301 Main St. in New Matamoras, will hold a community breakfast buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. Aug. 3. The breakfast will include scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, hash browns, biscuits, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, orange juice and coffee. The public is invited to attend. Carry-out is available. The suggested donation is $5 per person. Proceeds support Ohio Special Olympics, Grand Lodge of Ohio Charitable Foundation, Ohio Masonic Home and local charities.

Marietta City Schools Board of Education will have a special board meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Board of Education offices at 111 Academy Drive. It will be a working session with Ohio School Board officials to discuss board self-evaluation and evaluation tools for the superintendent and treasurer. The meeting is scheduled to run for three hours. A discussion on the Glendale Middle School fence is also anticipated.