¯ The Ohio Valley Educational Service Center Governing Board will meet 6 p.m. Thursday at Lori’s Restaurant, 17020 McConnelsville Road, Caldwell. This regular board meeting is both an “Essential Business and Operation” and “Essential Governmental Function” of the Governing Board.
¯ The location of the regular October meeting of the Fort Frye Board of Education to be held at 6 p.m. Thursday has been changed to Fort Frye High School, Cadet College and Career Center, 420 5th Street, Beverly. A Finance Committee meeting also will be held 5 p.m. Oct. 15 at the same location.
¯ Reno Water and Sewer District will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Reno Water Building, 170 Mount Tom Road. Public welcome. Safe distancing will be practiced due to COVID-19.
¯ The board of the Frontier Local Economic Development Association canceled all 2020 regular meetings and the annual meeting due to the pandemic. A schedule for 2021 will be announced in January 2021.
¯ The Beverly United Methodist Women will hold a Fall Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. A “bag sale” will be held at 3 p.m. Masks are required and social distancing is encouraged. No clothing will be available. The church is located at 700 Park St., Beverly, and is handicapped accessible. For more information, call 740-984-2100.
¯ Wes Clarke, archaeologist at The Castle, will provide a tour of Marietta Mounds from noon to 2 p.m. and 2:30-4:30 p.m. Saturday. The tour includes Conus at Mound Cemetery, the Capitolium, Quadranaou and Sacra Via. Cost is $10. Reservations are required via online registration or by calling 740-373-4180. On-site and cash payments will not be accepted. Masks are required and 6 feet social distancing is mandatory.
¯ Lowell American Legion will host a steak fry Saturday. Phone orders begin at 4 p.m.; serving 5-8 p.m. The cost is $13 for steak meals, $9 for chicken or baked steak, and $5 for no meat. All include dressing, a baked potato, and a roll (no dessert sales). Very limited seating; carry-out requested. Signs will be posted. To order, call 740-896-3326.
¯ Mary’s House will hold an open house noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Silver Heels Farm, 2272 State Route 266, Stockport. The event will include a tour of the house along with soup and sandwiches. Social distancing will be observed.
¯ Greenbrier United Methodist Church’s Annual Homecoming originally scheduled for Oct. 18 has been rescheduled for Oct. 17, 2021.
¯ The Pioneer Ladies Civitan Club has canceled the Style Show originally scheduled for Oct. 20 due to the current conditions. The next Style Show will be held Oct. 19, 2021.
¯ The Parkersburg Coin Club will host a coin show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Boaz Lion’s Club, 315 Valley Manor Lane, off of Route 14; signs will be posted at the intersection. Dealers will be available to buy, sell, and trade coins and precious metals. Admission is $1 which enters attendees in hourly door prize drawings. Dealers will wear masks and observe social distancing. Attendees are asked to do the same. For more information, call Curtis at 304-580-0521 or visit parkersburgcoinclub.org.
¯ Palmer Township Trick or Treat will be held from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30.
¯ Marietta Family YMCA will hold a drive-thru Trick or Treat Pick Up from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Sealed individual goodie bags will be given out. The YMCA is located in Complex 1, Building 3 of Broughton Business Park, 635-B State Route 821. For more information, call 740-663-1041.
¯ The annual Oliver Tucker Museum Antique Appraisal originally scheduled for Oct. 31 at Waterford Elementary School has been canceled for 2020.
¯ The annual Young Engineers and Scientists Days (YES Days) originally scheduled for October at Washington State Community College for 800 area seventh grade students has been postponed. The event will resume when it is safe to do so.
¯ The Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department has canceled the Reverse Drawing Fundraiser for October 2020 due to COVID-19.
¯ The Bethel Community Center will host a fish fry Nov. 7. Serving begins at 4:30 p.m. and meals cost $10. Drive thru take-out only. All proceeds benefit Bethel Community Center, located at the intersection of State Route 260 and State Route 537 in Marr. For more information, call 740-934-9591.
¯ The Zonta Club of the Mid-Ohio Valley has canceled its Fall Unique Boutique Clothing Sale originally scheduled for November due to Coronavirus concerns. All clothing donations can be made at the Spring Sale in 2021. Those who would like to make a monetary donation to the club to help with service projects can mail checks to: Zonta Club of MOV P.O. Box 634 Marietta, OH 45750. For more information, call 740-376-9330.
¯ The Salem Twp. Vol. Fire Dept. is selling tickets as a fundraiser for the following: Browning Primal 23 Gun Safe, 110 Storm 6.5 Creed (red, white, and blue edition), Ruger American 350 Ldg, Glock 19 Gen 5 American edition, Remington 870 express 20 ga/26“, Mossberg 930 3” 12 ga/28″, and a $250 gift card. Must be 21 years of age or older to purchase and must pass a background check. Drawing is Dec. 31 or until all 500 tickets are sold. To purchase, contact any Salem Fire Dept. member.
¯ “The Digital Marietta Project” by Dr. Mathew Young is the topic of The Castle Virtual Third Thursday Talk 7-8 p.m. Thursday via Zoom Webinar. The presentation is free to the public (donations encouraged). Advance registration required. To register, visit mariettacastle.org/events, “Virtual Third Thursday Talk: The Digital Marietta Project,” and scroll down to the “Registration” link.
¯ The Village of Lowell will start flushing hydrants Oct. 13-15 beginning at 8 p.m. each evening. This will include all hydrants in the village. Customers are advised to keep water usage to a minimum and watch for discolored water. After flushing is completed, customers who experience brown (mineral deposits) or milky (trapped air) water are asked to flush their cold water lines. For more information, call 740-896-3046.
¯ The Marietta Welfare League is accepting applications for the MWL Community Grants program. Grant applications will be accepted online only until 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31. Any nonprofit organization that directly benefits Washington County can apply. Applications are available via mariettawelfareleague.org/community-grants. For more information, visit the website or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
¯ The Washington County Career Center program year’s policy for free/reduced lunch for students unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast is available at the high school office. For more information, call 740-373-2766 ext. 4012.
¯ Marietta Area Recycling Center is now open. New hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Access to the site will be closed for drop off of recyclables during closed hours. For the COVID-19 protocol and more information, call 740-373-3372 or visit the Facebook page.