Things to Do



72nd Annual Beverly/Waterford Homecoming presented by Russel Chadwick American Legion Post 389, July 5th,6th and 7th. Parade forms at Waterford 6:00pm steps off at 6:30pm.

Children decorating a bicycle or wagon for the parade will receive a free ride ticket. Thursday entertainment Buckeye All Star Performance, Red Dragon Martial Arts Demonstration, 7:30 pm live music entertainment by Tyler Welch, garden tractor pull starts at 4:30 pm class 900 lb. kids, 1000 lb. powderpuff and 1000 lb. open.

Friday 4:30pm asphalt antique tractor pull class 4500, 5500 and 6500 lb. class. 7:30pm live music by Steve and Beverly Pottmeyer. Saturday Little Miss and Mr. contest at 6:00pm. Live music by Sam and Doug Clark. Every evening food, bingo, games, children’s carnival rides, petting zoo, country store and raffle.

Special events

First Friday at Riverside Artists Gallery, 219a Second St., Marietta, July 6, celebrating the artists in our community with the “Create and Donate Community Art Show” from 5 to 9 p.m.; panels created by artists in the community will be on display, and proceeds from each sale will be donated to one of three local nonprofit groups; Building Bridges to Careers, Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, and the Marietta Area Community Food Pantry; buy a panel to help a local nonprofit, taste some fudge and visit with neighbors; Asunta the Fudge Lady is back!

Boost Your Business workshop will be Wednesday, July 11th, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. It’s held at Huntington Bank at 226 Third Street in Marietta. The topic is “Assistance Programming for Expanding Businesses with featured speaker Andy Keuhn, SEOPA. Boost Your Business is a monthly workshop hosted by Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce. Light breakfast refreshments and coffee provided by Huntington Bank on Third Street in Marietta. This event is free and open to the public. RSVP by emailing info@mariettamainstreet.org.


Peoples Bank Theatre and Marietta College present a pair of summer theatre productions this June and July as part of the Marietta Summer Theatre Festival. Guys and Dolls opens at Peoples Bank Theatre on July 6 at 8 pm., July 7 at 8 p.m., and July 8 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $20-$30. Wood and Washington county seniors age 55 and up can purchase tickets for $10 to the July performance, with support from the Marie Ausenheimer Senior Arts Fund through the Parkersburg Area Community Foundation.

Music in the Park 2018 — concerts put on by the Marietta Welfare League every Thursday in the summer, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the gazebo in Muskingum Park; all concerts are free; those who attend should bring seating. The 2018 schedule: July 5, Sierra Caywood Band; July 12, 5th Street Quartet; July 19, Karl Kesselring; July 26, Madeline Brookover; Aug. 2, Tunesmiths; Aug. 9, Neon Mood Band; Aug. 16, Veritas Singers; Aug. 23, Marietta High School Vocal Point; Aug. 30, Marietta High School Band.

Evening of music and film, Peoples Bank Theatre, experience the silent film as it was presented in the 1920s, Fox Theatre organist Dave Calendine, Friday, July 13, 7:30 p.m., free admission.

, open seating.

The Mid Ohio Valley Junior Players 2018 will present “The Name of the Gnome Is…”; Book and Lyrics by Kay Davis Doak, music by Wendy and Annie O’Brien; performances on Aug. 3 and 4 at 7 p.m. with a Sunday matinee Aug. 5 at 3 p.m.; production is a musical adaptation of the poor miller’s daughter who is forced to spin straw into gold, a conniving little gnome helps her with the task, but at such a price! She enlists help from the entire kingdom to learn the gnome’s name in an effort to save her child; Junior Players is open to all students who are between ages 8-16; Kay Doak 740-373-8750.

Peoples Bank Theatre presents country singer Lorrie Morgan in concert on Saturday, July 14 at 8 p.m. A member of the Grand Ole Opry, Morgan has sold more than 5 million albums and scored more than 15 Top 10 country hits. Tickets are $28-$48 and available at the Peoples Bank Theatre box office or online at peoplesbanktheatre.com.


St. Bernard’s Catholic Church Social, Wednesday, June 27, chicken or ham dinner; serving from 4 to 7 p.m.; $10 per person; $5 (12 and under); games, bingo, raffle, country store, Take a Chance; snow cones.

Matamoras Masonic Lodge #374, 301 Main Street, New Matamoras, OH is holding a community breakfast, Saturday, July 7th, 8 to 11 a.m. The breakfast includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits, pancakes, cinnamon roll, orange juice, and coffee. The public is invited to attend. Carry out is available.

Cutler Community Center 3rd Sunday Dinner, July 15, Noon to 3 p.m. at the 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; July’s dinner is hosted by the Cutler Men’s Group, on the menu is hamburgers, hot dogs, homemade desserts and drinks.

Free community meal, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., fourth Tuesday of every month, First Presbyterian Church, corner of Fourth and Wooster streets, Marietta.

Beverly United Methodist Church free community lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the last Saturday of each month; church is handicapped accessible; call ahead for carryout at 740-984-2100.

The Humane Society and Phi Theta Kappa pancake breakfast fundraiser, 8 to 10 a.m., Saturday, June 23, at Applebee’s in Marietta; tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door or they can be purchased in advance; contact Brad Merritt at bmerritt@wscc.edu or Jacob Wagner at jwagner8640@email.wscc.edu for more information or to purchase tickets.


Bingo, every Monday, at Newport Volunteer Fire Department; doors open at 5 p.m.; bingo starts at 7 p.m.; concession stand and homemade pie.

Bingo, 6 p.m., early bird; 7 p.m, regular, Tuesdays, St. Marys Golf Club, 2 1/2 miles north of downtown on W.Va. 2.

Bingo, 7 p.m.; doors open at 4 p.m., every Thursday and Saturday, St. Mary School, Third and Marion streets, Marietta.

Health events

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.

Free adult doses of hepatitis A and B vaccines available, at the Marietta City Health Department; vaccine is recommended for many adults who are 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.

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 7th 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.

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 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.

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.

Washington County Health Department offering immunizations needed for traveling to other countries for adults and children; 740-374-2782 for availability.


Cutler Community Center line dance classes every Monday evening 6 to 7 p.m. at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road, Cutler; lessons are free to all; however donations to the Community Center are greatly 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 the O’Neill Center, 333 Fourth St., Marietta.

Tai Chi Class for beginners, 11 a.m., Mondays, Belpre Senior Center; offered as a “chair” Arthritis Tai Chi class with the option to stand for instruction; all ages are welcome but the class is geared to seniors; 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 Senior 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 6 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.

Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Classes, 3 p.m., Tuesdays, Lower Salem Community Building; wear loose fitting clothing and athletic shoes; free classes sponsored by RSVP led by certified volunteer instructor; 740-373-3107.

Tai-Chi classes at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road, 6 p.m., Thursdays, with exception of third Thursday of each month; 740-989-2135.

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

“Brand New Beginner” Ballroom Dance Class started Friday, Sept. 29, 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; contact Sue Montera at suemontera@suddenlink.net or at 740-376-0775 with questions or to pre-register.

Support groups

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.

Local support group forming for pre and post-transplant patients and their caregivers, 740-350-3018 or ejmccullors@live.com.

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) OH 399 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., weigh-ins, every Tuesday, Nazarene Church, Colegate Drive; come for a free visit.

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 Survivors of Suicide Loss support group, 7 p.m., first Tuesday of each month; Washington County Behavioral Health Board, 344 Muskingum Drive; 740-374-6990.

Mid Ohio Valley Suicide Support Group meetings, 7 to 8:30 p.m., the first Tuesday of every month, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta; for those who have lost a loved one or family member to suicide; 740-984-2881.

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 Wednesday of each month, Rockland United Methodist Church, 2300 Washington Blvd., Belpre; for information call Susie Casto at the Belpre Senior Center, 740-423-6022 or the local Alzheimer’s Association at 304-865-6775.


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 Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta; walk-ins welcome.

Marietta Band Alumni Committee, compiling a list of alumni members; past members of the band should send contact information to mhswallofsoundalumni@gmail.com.

Euchre group at O’Neill Center, 1 p.m., Wednesdays, O’Neill Center, 333 Fourth St., Marietta; beverage provided, may bring a snack to share; 740-373-3914.

Community Housing Improvement Grant, available for home rehabilitation or home repair; application available at Washington Morgan Community Action, 698 Wayne St., Marietta; 740-373-7671 for information.

Washington County Public Library offers free everyday: DVD, Blu-ray video rental for up to a week; musical CDs and recorded books rental up to 28 days; video game rental for up to a week; magazine rental up to a week; book rental up to 28 days; newspapers to read at the library; Ellison Dye Cut machine with a few dye-cuts (others can be ordered in); Internet and computer use up to three hours a day; Wi-Fi 24 hours a day, everyday; E-Book rental up to 21 days. Online resources through the library website. Meeting room for up to 30 people. Programs and classes for all ages.


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