Community Calendar

Trick-or-Treat/Halloween

– 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat Halloween Community Event, sponsored by Warren Elementary PTA/Little Hocking PTO/Warren Middle School Academic Boosters, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Warren Middle School and Warren High School in Vincent; enter a “trunk” (decorate your car, dress up, bring candy to pass out); spaces limited; set-up, 5 to 5:45 p.m. that day; free community event; children can wear costumes and line up to start Trunk or Treating at 6 p.m.; concessions available for purchase; DJ playing music; games and activities (weather permitting); to volunteer to help at event or if a business would like to help sponsor this event, or to enter a trunk, email Cathy Cunningham at magnetvalley@gmail.com and for an application.

– Ludlow Township Trick-or-Treat, 5 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 27.

Meetings

– Reno Water & Sewer District regularly scheduled board meeting, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16; public welcome.

– Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society meeting, 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Washington County Public Library, at 615 Fifth St., Marietta, in lower level meeting room; speaker, Jane Young, who has family ties for many years in Marietta; her topic, “Red Cross Nurses of Washington County in WWI”; visitors always welcome at the meetings; free parking available.

– Warren Local School District Board of Education regular meeting, moved to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at Warren Administrative Offices, 220 Sweetapple Road, Vincent; Operations Committee meeting of the Warren Board of Education meeting, 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 22, at the Warren Administration Office.

– Washington County Behavioral Health Board regular monthly meeting, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25; program planning and oversight committee meeting, 1 p.m., Oct. 23; meetings held at Behavioral Health Board Office, 344 Muskingum Drive, Marietta.

– Washington County Board of Health monthly meeting, 5:30 p.m., the second Tuesday of the month; this new time will be continued indefinitely; meeting location is 342 Muskingum Drive, Marietta; direct questions to 740-374-2782, ext. 3301.

– Frontier Local Economic Development Association (FLEDA) Annual Commerce Dinner Meeting, 6 p.m., Friday, Nov. 2, at Frontier High School; for reservation information to attend or questions, 740-373-6681 or email jack.haessly@haesslylumber.com; reservations by Oct. 22.

Events

– Hope Bible Church of Reno sponsoring “Hope Rally” for the Mid-Ohio Valley and surrounding areas, Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14 on the Armory Lawn, located at 241 Front St., Marietta; special singing each evening from various groups and an inspirational message from Evangelist Rodney Keister; free; Wednesday through Saturday event will start at 7 p.m. Sunday there will be an event at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.; community meal will follow the Sunday afternoon service; bring dish to share and lawn chair, as limited seating will be available; 740-336-9046.

– Beverly Lions Club inside flea market and vendor show, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 13, at Beverly United Methodist Church; 5 x 10 space for $10 for one day or $12 for two days; 8-foot tables available for $5; deadline for reservations, Oct. 5; food available; Heather at 740-350-1624 or Kay at 740-885-8021.

– Mary’s House benefit dinner, Saturday, Oct. 13, at Knight’s of Columbus Hall in Churchtown; doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m.; tickets, $50 per person and include one chance in Business Raffle and dinner with choice of baked steak or chicken; business raffle prizes–first prize $3,500 (cash value $2,625), second prize $1,000 (cash value $750) and 10 $50 cash prizes; live auction, silent auction, chance auction and 50/50 drawing; proceeds benefit Mary’s House, a home to serve pregnant women, 18 years and older; for tickets: Teresa Coleman 740-350-1676, Janice Schaad 740-336-1523 or Lorri Murphy 740-624-1159 or stop by Waterford Commercial and Savings Bank in Waterford.

“Take Kids Fishing Day,” 9 to 11:30 a.m., Oct. 13, at Buckeye Park, 113 W. Fay Ave., Marietta; free and open to the public, but limited to the first 150 kids, youth ages 2 to 15; all participants must be accompanied by parent, guardian or chaperon; registration is closed; to volunteer, sponsor or provide door prizes for event, contact Jeanette Mauk at jmauk@ohaflcio.org or call 937-260-2599; each registered kid will receive a fishing pole to keep; picnic-style lunch after the event; sponsored by Ohio AFL-CIO.

– Adoption Benefit Soup Dinner & Country Store, 4 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at Reno Christian Church, (27220 SR 7 Marietta); soup, salad, rolls, and desserts; food prices by donation only.

– 2nd Annual Fall In the Grove Craft and Vendor Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13; sponsored by Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department, 102 Oak Grove Lane, Marietta; contact Misty, 740-516-2292.

– Marietta First Church of the Nazarene Third Annual Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 13, at the church, 100 Mill Creek Road, Marietta; crafters with handmade items sought; 10′ x 10′ booth $25; concession stand and bake sale; all attendees receive ticket for door prizes; free admission; all proceeds go to the church’s children’s department to help children with special needs; contact Lynn Stoll at 740-374-3708 or Stollworkshop@att.net

– Marietta High School Class of 1978 40th reunion, Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Marietta Country Club; buffet dinner, band, and cash bar; any information about you or classmates can be provided on the class facebook page — Marietta Ohio Class of 1978 Reunion Dinner, or send an email to MSHSclassof78@gmailcom; there will also be a golf outing on Friday, Oct. 12, and if interested, email ron@mondopolymer.com

– Laurel Creek, part of Moss Run Community Church’s 183rd anniversary, 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14, singing traditional and gospel bluegrass music; homecoming week for the church, with revival services each evening Monday through Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. with the Rev. Kurt Smith; church is located along Ohio 26, 10 miles from Marietta.

– Hades Ladies, the Mid-Ohio Valley’s roller derby team, holding recruitment nights, 7 to 9 p.m., on Mondays in October, at Marietta Roller Rink, 922 Front St,, Marietta; wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle, and $5 for skate and gear rental; ages 18 and older only; 740-538-0421, visit www.hadesladies.org, email hadesladies2011@gmail.com, or on Facebook and Instagram @hadesladiesrollerderby.

– Pioneer Ladies Civitan Style Show and Salad Supper, 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16, at Knights of Columbus Hall, 308 Gilman St., across Putnam Bridge to second light, turn left, half way down block; doors open at 5 p.m.; $15; fashions by Peebles, CATO, and Christopher and Banks; purse auction by Williams Auctioneer; door prizes drawn all night; raffle tickets sold.

– Community luncheon, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Barlow Presbyterian Church, located at State Route 550 and Warrior Drive in Barlow; menu will be chili, potato soup, pimento spread, bologna salad, slider buns and desserts.

– BB2C’s 5th Annual Family Career Awareness Day, 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 18, at Washington County Junior Fair Building; for seventh- through 12th-graders and parents; to increase awareness and knowledge of potential career opportunities by showcasing local businesses to students and parents; over 50 local employers participating; free food and door prizes; Tonya Davis at 740-370-6399.

– Open house/informational session to increase community involvement and support for the Suicide Awareness Alliance of Washington County, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Oct. 18, at Life & Purpose Behavioral Health, 207 Colegate Drive, Marietta; refreshments served; the Alliance needs help providing suicide awareness and education in Washington County; their projects and programs have grown to meeting rising suicide rates, and more individuals and natural community allies are needed to join them in their efforts; for more information: 740-350-3365.

– Free clothing give-away with free lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Waterford Church of the Nazarene, 111 Marquis Ave., Waterford; for more information: 740-350-9117.

– Fearing Township Volunteer Fire Department annual turkey and ham dinner, Saturday, Oct. 20, at its fire station, located at 1975 Stanleyville Road, Whipple; serving begins at 4 p.m.; dinner will include choice of turkey or ham with mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade noodles, green beans, choice of pie or cake and coffee or tea.

– Liberty Township fall cleanup, Saturday, Oct. 20, at township building; residents asked to not dispose of paint, batteries, or other hazardous waste; questions, contact Emily Griffin at 740-516-0698.

– Tree Survival School, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Baker Road, one mile north off of Ohio 7 on Ohio 555, Little Hocking; topics include, Tree Biology, Soils and Site Prep, Selecting and Purchasing Trees, Proper Planting Methods and Tree Care; $35 per person, includes educational materials, breakfast snacks and lunch; go to http://go.osu.edu/treesurvival for registration brochure with more information, or call the Ohio State University Washington County Extension Office at 740-376-7431.

– Craft show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Norwood United Methodist Church, 23 Colegate Drive, Marietta; food available for purchase; cost to rent a table is $20 — call 740-374-5606 and leave name and phone number in the message and calls will be returned.

– Cutler Community Center 3rd Sunday Dinner, noon to 3 p.m., Oct. 21, at Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road. Meals are $7 for adults or $4 for children and all proceeds benefit the Cutler Community Center. Hosted by Federal Creek Indian Organization of Ohio, come and enjoy homemade soup and sandwiches, homemade desserts and drinks. Join us for good company, good food and live musical entertainment.

– Informational presentation about NAMI and how a local chapter can assist, support, and advocate for individuals living with mental health disorders and their family and friends; 6 to 7 p.m., Oct. 23, in Community Room at Washington State Community College; public invited; refreshments will be served; event organized by The Ohio chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and the Washington County Behavioral Health Board; for more information: 740-374-6990.

– $2 bag sale (clothing), fourth Tuesday of every month, at the thrift store of the Western Washington County Food Pantry, 18 High St., Vincent; during the month of December the $2 bag sale will be all month. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday; for more information: 740-678-1065 or 740-678-2189.

– Free clothing, 4 to 6 p.m., every fourth Thursday, at Waterford Church of the Nazarene, 111 Marquis Ave., Waterford; 740-350-9117.

– Antique appraisal, 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 27, at Waterford Elementary School on Ohio 339; appraisers will be Randy Clark of Auction House, Larry Hall of Baker & Baker, and Barbara Dernberger; they can appraise almost everything; $5 for the first item and $3 for each additional item; contributions from this event will go toward Lower Muskingum Historical Society for improvements at the Oliver Tucker Museum in Beverly; for more information: 740-236-8757.

– Used book sale at Barlow Branch Library, State Route 339, sponsored by The Friends of the Barlow Library; for more information, 740-678-0103 — 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3.

– Zonta Club of the Mid-Ohio Valley Unique Boutique Used Clothing Sale, Friday, Nov. 2, 4 to 8 a.m., and Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Reno Community Center, 260 Sandhill Rd. , Reno; lothing donations of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, purses, shoes and accessories will be accepted Oct. 29-Nov. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m.; clothing donations may also be dropped off prior to the sale at Advantage Real Estate, Real Living McCarthy Real Estate and Board of Realtors; for more information, 740-376-9330.

– The Marietta Friends of the Library used book sale will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Monday, Nov. 3 and 5, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, which will also be bag day when customers may purchase a bag of books for $2. Members may shop from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. The sale will be held at the library annex, 615 Fifth St., Marietta. Memberships will be available for half price at the library service desk and at the sale.

– Annual Baked Steak Dinner and Auction, First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., Marietta; 740-373-0741; Saturday, Nov. 3, 4:30 to 7 p.m.; $10 for adults, $5 children under 5; meal includes baked steak, potatoes, vegetable, coleslaw or applesauce, beverage and dessert; carry-out and delivery available; silent and live auctions; benefits church general fund.

– Fashion Show and Tea, 2 to 4:30 p.m., Nov. 4, at Marietta Masonic Building, 308 Front St., Marietta; $12; those who go will enjoy a fashion show of the latest fall and winter apparel from Peebles in Marietta while sipping tea and savoring tasty treats; silent auction and other surprises; call Mary boston for reservations or for more information: 330-524-0271; deadline to register is Oct. 26.

– Annual Election Day Soup and Sandwich luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 6, First Presbyterian Church of Marietta; church is on corner of Fourth and Wooster streets, Marietta; handicap accessible; $6 for a bowl of soup, sandwich, dessert and a drink; the Mission Commission sponsors the meal with the proceeds going to Harvest of Hope and Go Packs program.

– Our Lady of Mercy CWC Craft Show, Saturday, Nov.10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at OLM church hall on County Road 60, one mile west of Lowell, Ohio (5001 Lowell Hill Road); serving famous chicken pie and famous homemade noodles and dessert pies; many local vendors; limited amount of vendor spaces available; a vendor space is reserved upon confirmation of payment; for booth information contact Angie Lang at 740-896-2491; pre-order whole chicken pies and or homemade noodles by Monday, Nov. 5 by contacting Marilyn Peters at 740-350-1751 or Heather Peters at 740-350-6972.

“Fall Clothing and More Give-Away and Community Lunch,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in Gilman United Methodist Church fellowship building, hosted by the Gilman UMW; bring in clothes that don’t fit and items you don’t use, want or need – and donate them; no cost or admission; clothing, shoes, books, household items, etc., will be available, along with a soup and hot dog lunch; Items may be dropped off at the church starting Monday, Nov. 5 between 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday; set-up will begin 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7; any questions, call the church Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon: 740-373-6478; church is located at 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta.

– O’Neill Center Quarter Auction Fundraiser, rescheduled from Oct.12 to Friday, Nov. 16; event will be held at O’Neill Center, 333 Fourth St., Marietta; doors open at 5 p.m.; event begins at 6 p.m.; refreshments available for purchase; tickets available for $5 in advance, or $7 at the door and can be purchased at the O’Neill Center or Belpre Senior Center; limited number of tickets sold; variety of auction items, sponsored by businesses of the community; every quarter raised will help seniors live HIP: Healthy, Independent and Productive lives; contact Hillary Foster at the O’Neill Center at 740-373-3914 for questions or at facebook.com/oneillcenter for more information.

– Ely Chapman Education Foundation’s annual Fall Festival – Fall Book Giveaway, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, at Ely Chapman Education Center, 403 Scammel St., Marietta; features thousands of free books, homemade food, and an indoor yard sale; large variety of books and more being donated weekly; Loretta Farnsworth is again making her famous great chicken and noodles, Ruby McElfresh will be baking her famous Texas Sheet Cake, and other hearty fall foods available; free admission; books are free; to donate items to the indoor yard sale, or for questions, 740-376-9533.

– 5th Annual Newport VFD craft show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 24, at Newport community building on Ohio 7; over 40 vendors present; cost, $3 for adults, $1 for children age 11 and under; go to Facebook page 5th Annual Newport VFD Craft Show for more information and updates.

– O’Neill Center sponsoring bus trip to attend the Ohio Star Theater’s production of “Christmas in Paradise” on Nov. 27; Christmas in Paradise is an inspirational and uplifting journey that reveals unexpected treasures in the most unlikely of places; author of the novel and play, Martha Bolton, was a staff writer for Bob Hope for more than 15 years and has written for other artists such as Mark Lowry, Jeff Allen and Phyllis Diller; Christmas dinner served at 11:30 a.m. with the show immediately after; shopping before and after the show in Sugarcreek, Ohio; $110 per person covers all the transportation, dinner and theater show, including a special Christmas bus door prize; contact Nancy at O’Neill Center, 740-373-3914.

Music/Theater

– Peoples Bank Theatre presents an Arts Midwest World Fest performance by Sofi & The Baladis on Thursday, Oct. 18. The program features folk music from the Samaritan, Jewish, and Arab traditions of Israel. Tickets are $16. Advance tickets available at peoplesbanktheatre.com, The Stage Door at 224 Putnam St., or by calling the box office at 740-371-5152.

– Peoples Bank Theatre hosts its Halloween fundraiser party, A Nightmare on Putnam Street on Saturday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. until midnight. The party is presented by Brad & LeeAndra Smith to benefit the theatre’s continued preservaition and its arts and education programs. Tickets are $60 each or $100 per couple. Information and tickets are available at peoplesbanktheatre.com, The Stage Door at 224 Putnam St., or by calling the box office at 740-371-5152.

– Peoples Bank Theatre presents country music artist Kathy Mattea on Friday, Oct. 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $19-$39. Advance tickets available at peoplesbanktheatre.com, The Stage Door at 224 Putnam St., or by calling the box office at 740-371-5152.

– Peoples Bank Theatre presents a Halloween night screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show (R) on Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students. Information and tickets are available at peoplesbanktheatre.com, The Stage Door at 224 Putnam St., or by calling the box office at 740-371-5152.

– Peoples Bank Theatre presents the award-winning bluegrass band Hot Rize as part of the group’s 40th anniversary tour on Friday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $35-$55. Advance tickets available at peoplesbanktheatre.com, The Stage Door at 224 Putnam St., or by calling the box office at 740-371-5152.

Health

– Flu shots have arrived from the Ohio Department of Health at the Marietta/Belpre City Health Departments; will begin administering flu shots in Belpre at the Belpre City Building at 715 Park Drive every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; health department will begin giving flu shots in Marietta at 304 Putnam St. on every Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Medicare, Medicaid and most insurances accepted, or there is a charge of $25 for adults and $20 for children; no one turned away due to inability to pay; 740-373-0611, ext. 634 for more information.

– Free adult doses of hepatitis A and B vaccines available, at 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.

Classes/Workshops/

Programs/Seminars

– Diet & Inflammation, free seminar on understanding the causes and the long term effects of inflammation, 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 31, at Back In Line Chiropractic & Wellness LLC, The Epicenter Building, 107 Lancaster St., Marietta; call for reservations (limited seating); refreshments provided; with Dr. David Norris DC, MS, DACBN, Chiropractic Physician, Masters in Nutrition, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist; 216-659-0334.

– Creation Seminar, from Oct. 14 to 17, at First Baptist Church of Marietta, corner of Fourth and Putnam in Marietta, to address questions about earth’s creation, seminar led by Dr. Grady McMurtry from Creation Worldview Ministries, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services on Sunday, Oct. 14; he will also speak Monday through Thursday evenings from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the church.

– Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action to discuss “The Trial of the Century,” 7 p.m., Oct. 18, in fellowship hall of First Christian Church, 1400 Washington Ave., Parkersburg; a Third Thursday program; and support for the 21 youth plaintiffs (and joint organizational plaintiff Earth Guardians) in Juliana v. United States, the landmark constitutional climate lawsuit first filed against the federal government in 2015; free and open to the public.

“A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls,” 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 25, for 8 weeks, at O’Neill Center; free program; workbook provided; takeout lunch provided before each class; new members to the class accepted until the third class Nov. 8; call O’Neill Center at 740-373-3914 to register or for more information.

– Learn to Build a Solar Generator, enough to power your natural-gas-powered furnace fan and thermostat during a winter power outage, or your refrigerator during a summer blackout; class,1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, in social hall of First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta, 232 Third St.; cost for the class is $65 and includes a copy of the e-book, “Assembling Your Very Own Solar Generator”; materials not included, but can be purchased after the class for about $250; class size limited to 15, preregistration required by 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25; for more information, visit bluerockstation.com and click on Solar Generator Workshop.

– Ballroom dance lessons, 6 to 7 p.m., every Monday, at O’Neill Center; John Polasko will provide the instruction featuring favorite ballroom dance styles; class will begin with the basic waltz and cha-cha steps and go from there; call 740-373-3914 to show interest and for more information.

– Strengthening Families 10-14 Program, sponsored by Family & Children First, fall session, Tuesdays, through Nov. 6, 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Ely Chapman Center in Marietta; program for parents and youth ages 10 to 14, is a parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum designed to build family strengths; strengthen parenting skills; and prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems; seven-week session is free, with dinner and child care provided, along with transportation assistance; for more information and to register:740-376-7081; registration is limited.

“Brand New Beginner” Ballroom Dance Class started 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 suemontera@suddenlink.net or at 740-376-0775 with questions or to pre-register; continuing students should also contact Sue Montera for class times.

– Computer Lab assistants from Marietta College Leadership program will be at O’Neill Center computer lab on Mondays, from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday’s from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., and Friday, 1 to 3 p.m.; call to see if they have any other times covered; participants may bring own laptop if needed; students will help for emails, social media and other items of interest.

– 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, 11 a.m., Mondays, Belpre Senior Center; offered as a “chair” Arthritis Tai Chi class with the option to stand for instruction; class geared to people age 50 and over; 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 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.

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

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.

– TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) OH 399, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., weigh-ins, every Tuesday, Marietta First Church of the Nazarene, Colegate Drive; come for a free visit; Cindy Styer, 740-629-2957.

– 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 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 srose@jcdcworks.com.

– 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 Monday of each month, at the Belpre Senior Center, 1614 Washington Blvd., Belpre; for information call Susie Casto or Becky Hennen at 740-423-6022, or the local Alzheimer’s Association at 304-865-6775.

Miscellaneous

– Volunteers needed to help with the Fifth Annual Christmas Day Feast in Marietta; growing event has teams for deliveries, publicity, janitor/cleanup, kitchen and cooking, hospitality and serving, desserts and more; need for variety of home-cooked dishes from casseroles to cakes, and smaller items such as milk and juices and fresh fruits and Christmas cards; public invited to next organizational meeting, 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 14; at Marietta First Presbyterian Church, Fourth and Wooster streets; to volunteer, contact Bruce Edward Haas, project manager, at 740-629-1277.

– Volunteer(s) needed to upkeep and maintain Settlers Bank Adult Park, located in the 500 block of Front Street in Marietta on the bike path near the Valley Gem; involves some weekly and monthly TLC from April to October (someone to use a weed eater and blow leaves that will soon be falling); contact Jane Jones at 740-350-6346.

– Anyone who has received a delinquent tax statement for real estate or manufactured home and your taxes are escrowed should notify the County Treasurer’s office as soon as possible, 740-373-6623, ext. 2201.

– 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 Epis

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