Community Calendar

Health events

HEALTHY “U” — Chronic Disease Self-Management Classes at O’Neill Center, for people with an ongoing (chronic) health condition such as diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, or arthritis; six-week course; workshops began Sept 6, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., and lasts two hours; snacks and a break included, along with a take home supper dish for this free evidence based program; space for classes is limited; register early by calling the O’Neill Center at 740-373-3914.

Free adult doses of hepatitis A and B vaccines available, at the Marietta City Health Department; recommended for adults considered high-risk, including individuals who could be exposed to human blood or body fluids, individuals who have been diagnosed with hepatitis C, and more; call the Marietta City Health Department at 740-373-0611, ext. 634, for more information or go to the Marietta City Health Department, 304 Putnam St., during immunization hours to start a vaccination series for free; immunizations are given every Monday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and the first Monday of every month from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Marietta City Health Department immunizations, offering all vaccines on Mondays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and every first Monday 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; $10 per shot for childhood vaccinations, Ohio Medicaid and most insurance accepted; no one turned away due to inability to pay; 740-373-0611, ext. 186.

Washington County Free Medical Clinic, 6 to 9 p.m., first and third Tuesday of the month, 208 Third St., Marietta; volunteer organization that provides medical care and preventative health services free of charge to individuals in Washington County between the ages of 19 to 64 who have no form of health insurance and whose income falls within 200% of the federal poverty guidelines; seen by appointment only, no walk ins; 740-376-0261.

Free HIV and Hepatitis C testing — The Marietta City Health Department, 304 Putnam St., provides free HIV and Hepatitis C Testing, 11 a.m. to noon, third Tuesday of every month; an appointment is required; results are given that day; all testing is confidential; call 373-0611, ext. 634 for an appointment.

Hearing aid cleanings, held the first Thursday of every other month; free hearing tests, held the first Tuesday every other month, at O’Neill Center; Zachary and Terri Napper providing the service through Ohio Valley Hearing Professionals; call for appointment times: O’Neill Senior Center, 373-3914.

Washington County Health Department weekly immunizations clinics, 1 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays; no one will be turned away for childhood immunizations for inability to pay; 374-2782, ext. 1027.

Immunization clinic, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Friday, Belpre City Health Department; offering all immunizations from birth to age 18, includes shots for babies, those entering kindergarten and seventh grade.

Feel Better about yourself Therapy offered at O’Neill Center — massage therapy, manicures and pedicures; all services available for men or woman; Beth Zwick, licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board as a Massage Therapist, at the O’Neill Center on the first, second and third Fridays of each month; Zwick offers 30-minute full body gentle massages for $25; Heather McAuly offers manicures and pedicures on the second Monday each month or will take appointments for first and third Mondays, if needed; cost of a pedicure is $30 and a manicure $18; McAuly has specialized in senior nail care for over 20 years; for more information and to schedule an appointment, 740-373-3914.

Washington County Health Department offering immunizations needed for traveling to other countries for adults and children; 740-374-2782 for availability.


Cutler Community Center line dance classes, 6 to 7 p.m., every Monday evening, at Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road, Cutler; lessons are free, however donations to the community center are appreciated; for more information, Marcia at 740-551-2380.

“The Ten Touchstones of Grief & Mourning,” topic of bereavement support group meetings, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Wednesdays, at O’Neill Center, 333 Fourth St., Marietta.

Tai Chi Class for beginners, 11 a.m., Mondays, Belpre Senior Center; offered as a “chair” Arthritis Tai Chi class with the option to stand for instruction; all ages are welcome but the class is geared to seniors; free but pre-registration is required, 740-423-6022.

Fun & Fit Exercise Class, 11:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, Wednesday, Fridays, O’Neill Center, 333 Fourth St., Marietta; geared to seniors 50+; fun fitness class using bands, weights, low impact aerobics set to lively music; $12 per month; 740-373-3914.

Zumba classes, 5:45 p.m., Tuesday and Thursdays; O’Neill Senior Center, 333 Fourth St., Marietta; taught by Becky Lightfritz; who holds a ZIN Zumba instructors certification; class is open to the public and will fit anyone’s fitness level; $5 per class or six for $25; Latin hip hop dance class; first class is always free; 740-373-3914.

Chair volleyball, 10 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday and Friday; benefits eye hand coordination and reflexes; free; O’Neill Center, 333 Fourth St., Marietta; 740-373-3914.

Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi classes, 5:15 p.m., Thursday; free; RSVP volunteers lead joint safe exercise that combines agile steps and mental strength to improve mobility, stamina, memory, balance, concentration, breathing, and relaxation; O’Neill Center, 333 Fourth St., Marietta; 740-373-3914.

Line Dance Classes, 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays, O’Neill Center, 333 Fourth St., Marietta; taught by Donnie Allen; classes, $5 donation; 740-373-3914.

Exercise equipment available, 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Cutler Community Center, 5449 Two-Mile Run Road.

Zumba, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Thursdays, Betsey Mills Club Gymnasium; to reserve, 740-373-4981.

Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Classes, 3 p.m., Tuesdays, Lower Salem Community Building; wear loose fitting clothing and athletic shoes; free classes sponsored by RSVP led by certified volunteer instructor; 740-373-3107.

Tai-Chi classes at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road, 6 p.m., Thursdays, with exception of third Thursday of each month; 740-989-2135.

Group exercise class, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., Wednesdays, Ewing School gym; $5 per person; pre-registration is needed; 740-525-4630.

“Brand New Beginner” Ballroom Dance Class starting Friday, Sept. 28, for 10 weeks, at 6 p.m. at Betsey Mills Club gym; class will be taught by Instructor Bill Held and assisted by Sue Montera; $100 per couple for 10 hours of group classes; partner required; contact Sue Montera at or at 740-376-0775 with questions or to pre-register; continuing students should also contact Sue Montera for class times.

Support groups

13 weeks of grief support seminars, presented by St. Paul’s Evengelical Church, Tuesdays, through Oct. 30, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. each morning, in parish hall (social room), 401 Fifth St., Marietta; materials specifically address topics and issues for those who are grieving the death of a loved one; content is Christ-centered, biblical, and non-denominational; presented three-phased: Video, group discussion and personal workbook; GriefShare support can be an especially effective outreach for the grieving person; pre-registration is suggested, however an “open” policy is honored; participation can be at any time during the 13 weeks; competent childcare provided; for more information and pre-registration: Pastor Joe Vasarheli at 740-373-3757, Facilitator Carolyn Becker at 740-585-2087, or Facilitator Becky Moore at 740-336-5704.

H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Endure), a support group for those who have lost a family member, friend or co-worker to suicide, meets the second and fourth Monday of the month at 5:30 p.m., at The River Family Christian Center, 19025 State Route 339 Waterford; for more information: LeeAnn Price at 740-350-3365.

Local support group forming for pre and post-transplant patients and their caregivers, 740-350-3018 or

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) OH 399 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., weigh-ins, every Tuesday, Nazarene Church, Colegate Drive; come for a free visit.

Circle of Hope peer Support Group, 2:30 to 4 p.m., Tuesdays, at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church; 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays in multi-purpose room, Marietta Memorial Hospital; for adult citizens of Washington County residents who are or have been consumers of mental health services; sharing experiences encouraged but not required; confidentiality strictly upheld; 740-336-8526.

Mid-Ohio Valley Survivors of Suicide Loss support group, 7 p.m., first Tuesday of each month; Washington County Behavioral Health Board, 344 Muskingum Drive; 740-374-6990.

Mid Ohio Valley Brain Injury Support Group meeting, 6 to 7:30 p.m., last Tuesday of every month, JCDC’s Parkersburg office, 709 Division St. #4, Parkersburg; for survivors of acquired and traumatic brain injury, family, other support persons, and professionals and community members interested in helping, 304-273-9311, ext. 307, or

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) OH 1809 weigh-in and meeting, 9:45 to 11 a.m., Wednesdays, Fifth Street Church of Christ, Beverly; one free meeting.

Alzheimer’s Support Group for caregivers in the Belpre area, 1 p.m., second Wednesday of each month, Rockland United Methodist Church, 2300 Washington Blvd., Belpre; for information call Susie Casto at the Belpre Senior Center, 740-423-6022 or the local Alzheimer’s Association at 304-865-6775.


Washington County Bar Association and volunteer attorneys offering a free advice clinic on the third Wednesday of every month for Washington County persons unable to afford legal representation (less than 187 percent of the poverty guideline); 6 to 8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta; walk-ins welcome.

Marietta Band Alumni Committee, compiling a list of alumni members; past members of the band should send contact information to

Euchre group at O’Neill Center, 1 p.m., Wednesdays, O’Neill Center, 333 Fourth St., Marietta; beverage provided, may bring a snack to share; 740-373-3914.

Community Housing Improvement Grant, available for home rehabilitation or home repair; application available at Washington Morgan Community Action, 698 Wayne St., Marietta; 740-373-7671 for information.

Washington County Public Library offers free everyday: DVD, Blu-ray video rental for up to a week; musical CDs and recorded books rental up to 28 days; video game rental for up to a week; magazine rental up to a week; book rental up to 28 days; newspapers to read at the library; Ellison Dye Cut machine with a few dye-cuts (others can be ordered in); Internet and computer use up to three hours a day; Wi-Fi 24 hours a day, everyday; E-Book rental up to 21 days. Online resources through the library website. Meeting room for up to 30 people. Programs and classes for all ages.


Beverly Eagles steak fry, 5:30 p.m., Sept. 8; grilled steak dinners, $12; grilled chicken dinners, $10; for carry-out, call 740-984-4733; music at the bar by Sam Clark.

All-you-can-eat soup luncheon, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 9, at Beverly Masonic Lodge; four kinds of soup, sandwiches, dessert; donations accepted; carry-out and deliveries available; 740-984-2826; sponsored by Beverly Masonic Lodge Mount Moriah 37.

Lowell American Legion Post 750 steak fry, serving from 5 to 8 p.m., Sept. 15; steak cooked to order, chicken breast, baked steak and no meat meals; all meals come with a roll, salad; dessert sold by 4-H group.

Free community meal (chicken leg/thigh quarters), 5 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, at Tunnel United Methodist Church, located at Ohio 550 and Coffman Road; handicapped parking available in the upper parking lot by the church entrance; to request to have a meal delivered within a 5-mile radius, leave a message at 740-374-5634.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church free community meal, first Tuesday of every month; doors open at 4:30 p.m.; dinner served from 5 to 6 p.m.; church is located at 320 Second St. in Marietta; parking available in the church lot off of Third Street; each month is a different meal, but all meals consist of a homemade meat-based entree (beef, chicken, pork, ham), a side dish (usually pasta-based), and a vegetable (e.g. tossed salad, green beans, spiced carrots, mixed vegetables); if appropriate, rolls may be served with the main meal. In addition, there is a variety of desserts and a variety of beverages; Community Meal meets the health department’s standards for balanced nutrition, food preparation, and service; for more information, contact Marybeth Peebles:, 740-374-6922 (home), or 740-568-8194 (cell).

Free community meal, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., fourth Tuesday of every month, First Presbyterian Church, corner of Fourth and Wooster streets, Marietta.

Friends of Lower Muskingum River (FLMR) potlucks, 6 p.m., the fourth Thursday of each month, through September, at Luke Chute Conservation Area; bring a dish to share and own tableware; guided tours of pollinator habitat after the potlucks for anyone who wishes to walk a bit; learn about the only land trust in southeast Ohio whose mission is to conserve and protect natural areas of the lower Muskingum watershed for all to enjoy.

Beverly United Methodist Church free community lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the last Saturday of each month; church is handicapped accessible; call ahead for carryout at 740-984-2100.


Disabled American Veterans Pioneer City Chapter 52 membership meeting and social hour, Monday, Sept. 10; social hour with hot food from Qdoba of Marietta; doors open at 5 p.m., with the regular meeting at 6 p.m.; meeting will be held at the Chapter Hall at 835 DAV Road, off of Ohio 821 at Exit 6 of I-77; members and guest invited; the chapter has many projects underway, and there are opportunities to be of service to local veterans; potential new members, as well as men and women who may be interested in helping DAV Auxiliary are welcome, as well; youth auxiliary membership, under age 18 is free; for more information, contact Bruce Edward Haas, Senior Vice Commander at 740-629-1277; for more information about the DAV, visit or find them on facebook at DAV Pioneer City Chapter 52.

Washington County Health Department meeting times changed, effective with Sept. 11 meeting: change is as follows: Washington County Board of Health’s regularly scheduled meeting will be moved to 5 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month and that there will be an informational meeting of the Board of Health at noon on the Wednesday of the week following the regularly scheduled meeting; any questions can be directed to 740-374-2782, ext. 3301.

Marietta Amateur Radio Club monthly meeting, 7:30 p.m., Sept. 11, at the clubhouse, located at 681 Hartline Road, off of Stanleyville Road, Washington County 42; public and all amateur radio operators invited; for more information: 740-373-4191 or 740-374-3823.

Washington State Community College Board of Trustees monthly meeting, 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, in community room of the main building.

Public Employees Retirees, Inc. (PERI) meeting, 1 p.m., Sept. 12, at Marietta First Church of Nazarene, 100 Millcreek Road, off of Colegate Drive; candidates for county offices will be the program as well as discussions on keeping our pension safe; all retirees of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System are invited to attend and join PERI.

Washington County Children Services Board, meeting, in regular session, 4:30 p.m., Sept, 13, at 204 Davis Ave.; agenda available upon request by contacting the Agency at 740-73-3485.

Ohio Polio Network Conference, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 15, in New Philadelphia; (advanced registration postmarked by Sept. 1, 2018 required, refer to the brochure for registration form); cost for individual with disability is $25, individual with disability and one attendant or family member, $40; refer to Brochure at the Ohio Polio Network website; contact: Brenda Ferguson at 330-671-7103; conference will be at Tuscora Park, 161 Tuscora Ave., NW New Philadelphia; two speakers: Survivors of Polio & Their Families Triumphs of the Past & Challenges of the Present & Future, Hallie Baker, PhD, LSW; “Medical Aspects of Post-Polio Syndrome” Symptoms, Progression & Treatment, Roswell B. Dorsett III, DO; hot lunch is included.

SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District Board of Directors, meeting, 1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, at Lori’s Family Restaurant, 17020 McConnelsville Road, Caldwell.

Special events

Marietta city bow hunt test, to be eligible to hunt in the city limits of Marietta, 9 to 11 a.m., Sept. 8; this is the only test that will be given; for more information: 740-885-3318.

6th Annual “The Gathering Event,” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at Civitan Park; event is sponsored by Belpre Area Churches. Everything is free — free food, games, music, and much more; everyone is welcome.

First Baptist Church of Marietta celebrating 200 years of worship with an open house, an anniversary worship service and a concert, all open to the public. The open house will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. The Traditional and Contemporary Alive services will be combined for a 10:30 a.m. anniversary worship celebration on Sept. 9. The Buckeye Travelers Band concert will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9. First Baptist is located at 301 Fourth St. in Marietta, at the corner of Putnam and Fourth streets. For more information about the church, visit

6th Annual “The Gathering” 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8, at Belpre Civitan Park sponsored by Belpre Area Churches.Bring your family and enjoy the food, music, games and much more. Everything is free. 740-678-2552.