Rep. Philips plans Marietta roundtable
Ohio Rep. Debbie Phillips, D-Albany, will have a community roundtable at 12:30 p.m. March 24 at Lookout Park, 801 Lancaster St., Marietta.
American chestnut tree to be discussed
The March program of the Marietta Natural History Society will be presented by Brian McCarthy, professor of Forest Ecology at Ohio University. He will speak about seed production and nutrition of the American Chestnut tree and the effects of the loss of the species on wildlife and forest communities. The program will be at 7 p.m. today in Room 150 of Selby Hall at Marietta College. The public is invited.
Sweet Corn Festival seeks volunteers
The Marietta Sweet Corn Festival Committee is seeking volunteers to serve on the committee. The Sweet Corn Festival offers college scholarship to graduating high school seniors seeking to extend their education in the agriculture related fields. The festival is a family event and all children's activities are offered free of charge. Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Jessie Bigley at 373-2191.
Craft vendors are also being sought for the July 18-19 festival and should contact Bigley or visit mariettasweetcornfestival.com.
Past households on coffee break agenda
The guest speaker at the New Matamoras Library's next Coffee Break program will be Joyce Wiggins from the Monroe County Historical Society. She will present "Households of Yesteryear," a program about keeping house during the early part of the 20th century. The program will begin at 10 a.m. Monday in the library's community room.
Waterford PTO bingo event rescheduled
The Waterford PTO 31 Bag and Longaberger Basket Bingo has been rescheduled for Sunday, starting at 2 p.m. in the Waterford High School Gym. Doors open at noon. Concessions will be available. The cost is $20 for 20 games.
Strip steak, chicken fry at Lowell Legion
The Lowell American Legion will have a strip steak or chicken breast fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Legion hall. The cost for a steak dinner cooked to order is $10. A chicken dinner is $7 and a no-meat meal is $5. All meals come with baked potato, bread, salad and coffee or water. Sixth-graders will be selling desserts.
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