Local bands to battle it out at MC Saturday
“Music for the Masses,” the inaugural battle of the bands event organized by Love and Music Inc. and Marietta College’s Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Gathering Place at Seventh and Butler streets.
The event will feature six local bands. Half of all proceeds will go to the Michael J. Conte Fund, named for a former MC student body president who died in an automobile accident in 2005. The fund was started to help students in need pay for college.
Admission prior to the event is $5, and wrist bands will be available from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Gathering Place. Admission once the event has started is $7.
Love and Music Inc. is a campus-based organization with the goal of promoting unity on the campus through music, crossing cultural and racial lines.
The battle of the bands will last until 10 p.m., and a small party is planned afterwards from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The event is open to all.
Chesterhill VFD to have monthly dinner
The Chesterhill Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will have its monthly smorgasbord dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Chesterhill Volunteer Fire Department, 1455 Ohio 555, Chesterhill.
The menu will feature entrees of baked steak, turkey and dressing, liver and onions and chicken and noodles. Cost is $8 for adults and $3.50 for children 10 and younger.
Takeout meals are available for the Chesterhill area.
¯ For more information: (740) 554-6801.
Hope Radio to hold regular meeting
Hope Radio of Marietta will have a regular members’ business meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday at Bethel Community Center, Ohio 260 and 527.
¯ For more information: (740) 934-2811.
Circle of Hope, a peer support group for adult Washington County citizens recovering from mental illness, meets twice each Tuesday, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Marietta Memorial Hospital. Sharing experiences is encouraged, but not required and confidentiality is strictly upheld.
¯ For more information: 374-9497.
Neighborhood Watch meeting in Norwood
Norwatch Neighborhood Watch is meeting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Norwood United Methodist Church at Colegate and Oakwood streets.
The basic boundaries of Norwatch are Colegate, Greene, Gross and Aurora streets. However, any Norwood residents are welcome to attend and participate in any of the meetings.
Issues facing Norwood include criminal activity within the neighborhood, illegal trash and garbage on properties inviting rodents, slum properties owned by absentee or uncaring landlords and safety of pets and children threatened by speeding motor traffic on narrow, residential streets.
Norwatch members will be discussing a neighborhood picnic early this summer to bring residents together in a social setting.
¯ For more information: 373-1784 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support group open to military families
The Washington County Red Cross invites families of current service members to attend the Military Family Support Group at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Red Cross Chapter House, 401 Fourth St., Marietta.
The group was started to help families cope with separation and other special needs related to service in the military and to assist, encourage and support local people whose spouses, daughters and sons are serving away from home.
Through Armed Forces Emergency Service, the Red Cross helps families remain in contact with active-duty service members, securing emergency financial assistance and obtaining counseling, information, referrals and other social needs.
A person’s service member need not be deployed to attend the meeting. Children are welcome.
¯ For more information: 373-0285.
Learning center to recognize adults
The Family Learning Center will hold a recognition ceremony Thursday, June 5, at the Marietta High School cafeteria for those adults who have earned their GED through study at the center.
Anyone who has not had an opportunity to participate in a GED graduation ceremony in the last six years who would like to be included in the event should contact the center before Saturday, May 17. Family and friends are welcome.
¯ For more information: 374-6548.
Area chamber to hold annual banquet
The Muskingum Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its sixth annual banquet on Saturday, May 3, at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church Social Hall, across from Dodge Park in Beverly.
The featured speaker will be the Rev. William P. Coley II, a Fort Frye High School graduate.
The social hour will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30. The evening will include a special awards presentation and entertainment.
The banquet is open to all chamber members and the public. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door. Reserved tables are available for any business.
Deadline for reservations is Monday, April 28. Those making reservations are asked to state their choice of baked steak or chicken for the meal.
¯ For reservations: (740) 984-8529 or www.mvacc.com.
From local reports