Steak dinner will benefit food pantry
The Lower Salem United Methodist Church will be holding a steak dinner from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Lower Salem Community Building. All the proceeds from this event will be used to purchase Christmas gifts for children at the Tri-County Food Pantry.
The menu will consist of baked steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, cottage cheese, applesauce, roll, drinks and homemade desserts. The cost of the meal will be $7 for adults and $3.50 for kids. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Two tree-of-heaven workshops planned
Free workshops with new information about prevalence and control possibilities for tree-of-heaven will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Lookout Park in Marietta.
Workshop on how to start a business
The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Marietta will hold its next Basis of a Successful Start workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 in Rooms 103 and 105 of Washington State Community College's Business & Technology Building.
The first half of the workshop is designed to provide potential business owners with information on how to get a business started.
The second half of the workshop also guides participants through the process of preparing a business plan, defining their target customer and identifying the competition. Also a loan checklist is included to assist the entrepreneur in preparing and presenting all needed information to successfully apply for a business loan.
There is no charge for the workshop but registration is required. Registration is accepted until 4 p.m. the day before the event by calling Julie Graham or Pamela Lankford at 373-5150 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sessions on tropical fruit varieties at Giant Eagle stores
All Giant Eagle stores will hold free informational sessions on tropical fruit varieties from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The sessions are part of Frieda's Produce University, the educational outreach arm of Frieda's wholesale produce company. Customers can learn about unique tropical fruits including a variety of mangoes, papaya, baby pineapple from South Africa, and young and brown coconuts.
From local reports