¯ The Ohio Valley Educational Service Center Governing Board will meet 6 p.m. today 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 today at 6 p.m. 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 today at 5 p.m. at the same location.
¯ The Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Norwood UM Church, 23 Colegate Drive. Parking is available on the south side of the building, entering the alley off of Colegate. Entry to the church is in the back of the building. Speaker will be Jane Stehle discussing the different DNA programs that are available. Social distancing will be observed and masks are required.
¯ The Learning, Instruction, and Assessment Committee of the Warren Local Board of Education will meet at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Warren High School, 130 Warrior Drive, Vincent.
¯ 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 Operations Committee of the Warren Local Board of Education will meet at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 26. The Committee will tour the bus garage facility at 4 p.m. The October regular meeting of the Warren Local Board of Education has been moved to Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Warren Local Administration Office, 220 Sweetapple Road, Vincent.
¯ Trustees of Ludlow Township will hold its regular October meeting at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the town hall.
¯ Area 15 Workforce Development Board Members from Monroe, Morgan, Noble and Washington Counties will hold a meeting from 9-11 a.m. Nov. 2. The Boards of County Commissioners from Monroe, Morgan, Noble, and Washington Counties will hold an Area 15 Council of Governments Meeting to follow at noon. Both meetings will be held virtually. For more information, visit omj15.com/our-boards.
¯ 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 sponsor its 47th annual Fall Coin Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m Oct. 24. at the Boaz Lions Club, 315 Valley Manor Lane (off Route 14), Boaz. Admission is $1 and children under 12 are admitted free. Hourly door prizes. For more information, call 304-580-0521.
¯ Palmer Township Trick or Treat will be held from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30.
¯ Beverly United Methodist Church will host Trunk or Treat from 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 31 in the back parking lot, located at 700 Park St., Beverly.
¯ 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 Beverly United Methodist Church at 700 Park St. will hold its annual Election Day Dinner from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 3. The menu will include turkey with all the trimmings. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. It will be carry-out only due to COVID-19. Drive up to the portico at the church and the meal will be brought out. To order, call 740-984-2100.
¯ 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 from 7-8 p.m. today 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 Castle Historic House Museum will hold a virtual Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 14 via Zoom. The cost for the workshop with a complete kit is $20. The cost for the virtual workshop with instruction booklet is $12.50 and the cost for the instruction booklet and kit without participating in the workshop is $15. Advance registration required; registration and orders must be received by Nov. 6. To register, visit mariettacastle.org/events.
¯ The Village of Lowell will flush hydrants Oct. 14-15 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.