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Marietta Photographic Society

The Marietta Photographic Society held its February meeting at Gilman United Methodist Church in Marietta.

Judges for the evening were Kathy Lough, Dottie Bibbee, and Jayne Delancey. Alternate was Steve Minardi. President, Carole Wigal presented the photos for judging in the “Motion” category.

Jayne Delancey’s “Rolling Waves on Lake Erie” was the slide winner. Paul Frye Jr.’s, “The Road to McDonald’s” was the digitally enhanced winner. The photo showed car lights going to and from Belpre McDonalds. Print winner was Steve Minardi’s “Falling Water” which focused on a beautiful waterfall.

The program for March will be presented by member, Mike Robinson, regarding color correction, matching your monitor to the printer and your camera to the monitor. He will also profile the monitor spyder/coloring and discuss a profile device.

Photo Exhibit: March 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. will be the reception for the photography exhibition at the Parkersburg Art Center. Open to the public.

The next meeting of the Marietta Photographic Society is on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. at Gilman United Methodist Church in Marietta. Competition subject is, “Single perspective (where two points come together).” Photographers of any skill level are encouraged to attend.

Marietta Reading Club

The Marietta Reading Club met at the Betsey Mills Club on March 5. Hosts for the evening were Steve and Maggie Meyer. Prior to the readings the club held a brief business meeting to elect officers for the following year. Mark Neyman was elected president for a two-year term beginning in October 2013. Other officers elected were Ann Bragg, vice president, Mark Miller, secretary, and James Huggins, treasurer. Michelle Jeitler was elected to serve a three year term on the club’s Executive Committee. Readers were Roland Riggs III and Karen Weaver. The readings were taken from a book by Marilyn Yalom entitled “How the French Invented Love.” Yalom is a senior scholar at Stanford University’s Clayman Institute for Gender Research. The book traces the French view of love over the past 900 years. The critic was Harry Coffey who discussed the privileged place of love in the history and identity of France. Coffey also noted that many English words used to describe love are of French origin. Richard and Nancy Murdock will host the next Reading Club meeting to be held March 19.

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Highland Ridge Willing Workers

The Highland Ridge Willing Workers hosted a “Valentines Day” Game Night on Feb. 16 at 6 p.m. in the church basement. Couples and Singles brought finger foods. Willing Workers furnished coffee and ice tea. The basement was decorated for Valentines Day. Table games and cards were played. A game for Valentines Day was played and a gift basket won by Alisha Walls and Sadie Gray. The door prize won by Pastor Don Hart, with willing workers giving a Cracker Barrel gift card.

Marietta Reading Club

The Marietta Reading Club met at the Betsey Mills Club on Feb. 5. Hosts for the evening were David Jeffery and Katy McDaniel. Readers were Janet Bland and Alf Nicholas. The readings, titled “Form and Function,” focused on Phillip Johnson, one of the most artistic and creative architects of the 20th century. Johnson was best known for his artistic buildings, such as the Glass House in New Canaan, Conn., the Crystal Cathedral in Orange County, Calif., and the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, Texas. The critic was Mark Miller, who focused on the David Lloyd Kreeger museum in Washington D.C. The museum was designed by Phillip Johnson and was originally constructed as the Kreeger residence. The museum’s collection features 19th and 20th century paintings and sculptures, with works by internationally known artists such as Cezanne, Monet, Picasso, and van Gogh. Miller pointed out that Marietta College graduate Erich Keel is the museum’s educational director. Ann Bragg and Dawn Carusi hosted the next Reading Club meeting, which was held Feb. 19.

Muskingum Garden Club

The Muskingum Garden Club held the February meeting at the home of Jo Ann Naeser. The noon luncheon consisted of a decorated birthday cake in honor of the February birthdays for Naeser, Val Hoover, and Diana Miller. The table decorations and throughout the home were in keeping with Valentine’s Day.

Naeser conducted the business meeting and gave the inspirational reading. Roll call was answered by telling our favorite red item. Helen Drake gave the secretary’s report.

Patricia Sample presented the program on sowing seeds in winter. Tomato seeds can be planted in February. by pressing holes in bottom of milk jug, write on tape and put under soil.

The next meeting will be Tuesday, March. 12.