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Entertainment Calendar

Meetings

¯ The Marietta City School District will hold its December regular Board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. The meeting will be virtual/in-person at the Board of Education offices at 111 Academy Drive. The public may join on facebook due to COVID-19. Instructions on how to view and listen in to the meeting will be posted on the Marietta City Schools website.

¯ Liberty Township will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. The year-end meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 28 with the 2021 reorganizational meeting taking place right after. There will be no January meeting.

¯ Reno Water and Sewer District will hold the regularly scheduled Board Meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Reno Water Office, 170 Mount Tom Road. The public is welcome. Safe distancing will be practiced because of COVID-19 and attendees are asked to wear a mask.

¯ The location of the regular December meeting of the Fort Frye Board of Education scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday has been changed to Fort Frye High School, 420 5th St., Beverly.

¯ The Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District Board of Directors has scheduled its next meeting for noon Dec. 21 at Lori’s Family Restaurant, 17020 McConnelsville Road, Caldwell.

¯ Palmer Township will hold its year-end meeting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28. The January meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2021.

¯ Salem Township will hold its year-end meeting at 7 p.m. Dec. 29 with the 2021 reorganizational meeting taking place right after. There will be no January meeting.

¯ Ludlow Township will hold a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 30. Budget and appropriations set. Organizational meeting 2021 to immediately follow.

Events

¯ Beverly American Legion Post 389 on 5th Street will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Friday. The menu includes fries and coleslaw for $9. Music to follow by Sam Clark from 7-10 p.m. Public welcome.

¯ The youth of Tunnel United Methodist Church will present their 7th Annual Live Nativity from 6-7 p.m. Saturday. The event is outdoors; guests will remain in their vehicles and stop at scenes in the church parking lot. It is free and open to the public; donations not accepted. Tunnel UMC is located five miles west of Marietta at OH 550 and Coffman Road (behind Warren Volunteer Fire Department). COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. For more information, contact Youth Director Myla Mitchem at 740-525-1135 or visit Facebook.com/TunnelUMC.

¯ River Cities Symphony will present classical Christmas songs at 3 p.m. Sunday via Facebook Live. The event will include performances by soprano Tiffany CasaSante and pianist Jane Irvine. This is a free virtual event. To join, visit facebook.com/rivercitiessymphony.

¯ Dally Memorial Library will raffle a 10-inch Star Wars The Mandalorian Baby Yoda 5 p.m. Tuesday. It is on display at the Citizens National Bank in Sardis. Tickets are one for $1 or six for $5 and can be purchased at Dally Memorial Library or the Citizens National Bank – Sardis. All proceeds benefit Dally Memorial Library.

¯ Belpre Rotary Club and Belpre Area Veterans will observe Wreaths Across America 10 a.m. Dec. 19 at Cedarville Cemetery off Cross Street on Cemetery Drive in Belpre. Participants will honor and place wreaths on graves of the 18 Revolutionary War soldiers buried at the cemetery.

The public is invited.

Classes/Workshops/Programs/Seminars

¯ The Castle will virtually present a Victorian Holiday Punch Class from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday. Brian Cushing of Historic Locust Grove in Kentucky will show how to create this cocktail from home while sharing the background behind historical holiday punches. Encouraged audience age 21 and older. This class is free. Donations are encouraged.

¯ The Castle will hold a virtual solstice sunset watch at Sacra Via Park 4:15-5 p.m. Dec. 21. During this program, Wes Clarke will discuss the astronomical alignments of Marietta’s mound structures. This virtual event is free. Donations are encouraged.

Miscellaneous

¯ The Washington County Title Office will be closed Saturday due to a staff shortage. It will reopen for regular hours the following Monday.

¯ Orders for delivery or pick-up of free meals Christmas Day are now being accepted at First Presbyterian Church of Marietta. There will not be a dine-in Feast. To order, call 740-371-4587 and provide your name, phone number, and number of meals requested. For delivery, provide a complete address. Orders will also be accepted through Facebook.

¯ The Income Tax and Treasurer’s office is currently closed to the public until further notice. A drop box is located in front of the building.

All taxpayers with a prearranged agreement should call the office at 740-373-4032 between the hours of 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. for further assistance or with any questions.

¯ Washington County Auditor Matthew Livengood has begun the process of a state-mandated reappraisal of all properties. There will be appraisers visiting properties throughout the county through the end of 2021. New values resulting from the reappraisal will go into effect Jan. 1, 2023, and will be payable on the 2024 tax bills.

For more information, call the Washington County Auditor’s office at 740-373-6623 ext. 2142 between 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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