Masonic lodge will hold soup luncheon
The Beverly Masonic Lodge will hold a soup luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14. There will be all-you-can-eat soup, sandwiches and dessert. Donations will be accepted. Carry-out and delivery will be available by calling 984-2826.
Fire hydrants will be tested in Beverly
The Beverly Fire Department will be testing fire hydrants Oct. 8. If water becomes discolored, flush thoroughly until water becomes clear.
Friends of Museums fall program Sunday
The Friends of the Museums fall program will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Campus Martius Museum. The guest speaker will be Jane Anne Rauch, who will narrate a slide presentation of old Lowell postcards from when Lowell was a busy, thriving village. Regular museum admission applies, which is $7 for adults, $4 for students and free for children five and under.
For information: 373-3750 or www.campusmartiusmuseum.org
Rummage and bake sale will be at chapel
A rummage and bake sale will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Heights Chapel, 115 High St. on Harmar Hill in Marietta (in the basement).
For information: 373-4026
Hog roast set for Sunday at church
The Corpus Christi Church, 223 Main St., Belle Valley, will hold a hog roast from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. There will also be sauerkraut, cabbage rolls, buttered potatoes, homemade desserts and more.
The meal is eat-in or takeout. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. There will also be crafts and a raffle.
Lions club will hold car show, swap meet
The Beverly Lions Club is sponsoring a car show and swap meet Oct. 13 in the front parking lot of Fort Frye High School on Ohio 60 in Beverly.
Registration is from 9 a.m. to noon and the show is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The participation fee is $10, which goes to Ohio Lions Pilot Dogs and other Lions Club projects.
There will also be door prizes, food and a 50/50 drawing. Those attending are also asked to bring used eyeglasses to donate.
Marietta library will hold first matinee
The Marietta branch of the Washington County Public Library will hold its first Saturday afternoon matinee featuring Hello, Dolly! The program will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the library meeting room. To register, stop by the information desk or call 373-1057, ext. 208.
Bird show planned at conservation area
The Friends of Lower Muskingum River (FLMR) invites the public to the Luke Chute Conservation Area to see a spectacular bird show on Wednesday, Oct. 3. Starting in 2010, hundreds of thousands of blackbirds of several species began roosting 30 acres of six-year-old soft and hardwood trees. The birds flock to this young forest each evening around 7 p.m., arriving in huge numbers from every direction. The sound of them swooping in is incredible and their aerial show can only be compared to a choreographed arrangement. Once they are all settled, after a lot of chattering, they suddenly fall silent for the night.
Those wishing to carpool from Marietta should plan to depart from the upper side (near the white donation box) of Warren's IGA on Muskingum Drive at 6:15 p.m.
The Luke Chute Conservation Area is on Ohio 266, between Stockport and Ohio 60, and about 5 miles from each. The roosting area is adjacent to Columbus Street (at bottom of the dip in Ohio 266), the private road that runs through the Conservation Area next to Cabin Run. Convene at Dave and Sandy Blount's, the first house on Columbus Street. Dave is steward of the Conservation Area, and they welcome you to bring lawn chairs and sit in their front yard for the bird show.
For more information: 984-1101.
From local reports