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Meetings

• Lowell Village Council will hold a BOPA meeting at 6 p.m. Monday. A council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

• Reno Area Water and Sewer District will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Reno Water Office Building, 170 Mount Tom Road. Public is welcome. Safe distancing will be practiced and masks are requested because of COVID.

• The annual FLEDA (Frontier Local Economic Development Association) meeting has been canceled due to Covid-19.

• Grandview Township will hold 2021 regular meetings at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the township hall.

• The Marietta High School Class of 1955 will hold meetings at 11:30 a.m. the second Monday of each month at the Harmar Tavern, 205 Maple St. All classmates and friends welcome.

• Liberty Township will hold 2021 regular monthly meetings at 7 p.m. the second Monday of each month.

• Decatur Township will hold its monthly public meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at the township building on Welch Road in Cutler.

• Lawrence Township will meet at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department.

• Ludlow Township will hold regular monthly meetings the last day of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the town hall.

• Mid-Ohio Valley Citizens Action Coalition will meet the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Freedom Gate Church, Tennis Center Road, Marietta. See the organization’s website for more information.

Events

• The Little Muskingum Watershed Association Annual Fall Tour originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday has been canceled due to Covid-19.

• The Village of Beverly Volunteer Fire Department will be testing and flushing fire hydrants in Beverly and Waterford Oct. 11, 18 and 25. If water becomes discolored, run water until it becomes clear.

• Warren Township Clean Up will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Township Garage for Warren Township residents only. Acceptable items include furniture, doors and windows, hot water heaters, bicycles, toys, appliances, scrap lumber and carpet. Items not accepted are daily trash, car batteries, tires, fuel tanks, paint, hazardous chemicals, cell phones, computers, televisions, and video display devices.

• The Tunnel-Warren Chapel United Methodist Churches will provide free community meals from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday as drive-through pick-ups in the lower parking lot. The menu includes beefaroni, salad, bread, apple desserts and bottled water. To reserve a meal, call Amy at 740-516-0847. Tunnel UMC is located at Ohio 550 and Coffman Road. Drivers are asked to wear a mask.

• Wolf Creek Church of Christ (505 N SR 78 NW, Malta, Ohio) will host a gospel meeting at 7 p.m. Friday and Oct. 16, and 9:45 a.m. Oct. 17 with Roger and Jordan Shouse. Roger preaches for Charlestown Church of Christ in New Albany, Ind., and Jordan preaches at Campbell Road Church of Christ in Garland, Texas.

• A benefit dinner for Laura Glover will be held from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Cutler Community Building (former Cutler Elementary). The event will include a gun raffle, a quarter of a beef raffle, auctions, live bands and a country store raffle. Food available to eat in or carry out. Donations for the country store and silent auction are being accepted. For more information, call 740-667-3006.

• American Legion Post 750 in Lowell will serve a strip steak or chicken dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 16. Meal options include strip steak cooked to order, chicken, baked steak and no meat. All meals come with a baked potato, salad, bun, and coffee or water. For carry-out, call 740-896-3326.

• The Marietta Area Chamber of Commerce will host a Legislative Forum from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 19 via Zoom webinar. The event is open to the public. To register, visit mariettachamber.com or email info@mariettachamber.com. To submit a question, email info@mariettachamber.com or send a message to the Facebook page, @MariettaChamber

• The Pioneer Ladies Civitan Style Show originally scheduled for Oct. 19 has been canceled this year due to health and safety concerns. The event has been rescheduled for Oct. 18, 2022. Monetary donations can be sent to: Pioneer Ladies Civitan, 1560 Coal Run Road, Marietta.

• Washington State Community College Phi Theta Kappa chapter will host a Constitution Discussion Forum from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in Graham Auditorium, located in the Arts & Sciences Building. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Brad Merritt at 740-885-5745 or bmerritt@wscc.edu.

• The Marietta Area College Fair will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21 on the WSCC campus, 710 Colegate Drive, Marietta. Students and parents will learn about two-year and four-year options and speak to representatives from many institutions from Ohio and West Virginia. The event will also include a FAFSA workshop with experienced financial aid staff. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email admissions@wscc.edu or call 740-374-8716.

• Guided lantern ghost tours of The Castle will be held from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Oct. 22, 23 and 29. Tours begin every 15 minutes and last approx. 45 minutes. Limit of 8 per group (recommended ages 8 and up) and the cost is $12 per person. Masks and social distancing required. For more information, visit mariettacastle.org/events.

• The Parkersburg Coin Club will host its 48th Annual Coin Show Oct. 23-24 at the Comfort Suites in Mineral Wells, 167 Elizabeth Pike, off of I-77. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $1, which enters attendees in hourly door prize drawings. Free parking and security on premises. For more information, call Bill Beam at 304-483-0825 or Curtis Modesitt at 304-580-0521, or visit parkersburgcoinclub.org.

• Tickets are on sale now for the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley’s 17th FUR BALL, to be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 23 at the Elizabeth Sugden Broughton Community Building, Ohio 821, Marietta. Tickets are $45 per person or $400 for a table for eight. The barbecue dinner will be catered by Joe Momma’s Kitchen, with music by The Bash. There will also be a country store and silent auction. Tickets can be purchased at hsov.org or by calling 304-481-6340 or 740-525-2860.

• BULBS and BREWS sponsored by Marietta Brewing Company will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at 167 Front St., Marietta. The event will include presentations, giveaways and door prizes. The cost is $40 per person; seating is limited. For more information, call the OSU Extension Office at 740-376-7431 or visit Washington.osu.edu.

• Ludlow Township Trick or Treat will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30.

• The Village of Dexter City Trick or Treat will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30.

• MOV Trunk-or-Treat will partner with the Washington Co. Fairboard for its 2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treat from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Washington Co. Fairgrounds. Volunteers set up from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Hand sanitizing stations will be available and masks are recommended due to Covid-19. For more information, call 740-434-1259 or 740-440-1201.

• Zonta Club of the MOV will hold its Fall Unique Boutique from 2 to 8 p.m. Nov. 12 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Reno Community Center, 260 Sandhill Road, Reno. Bag Sale begins at noon Nov. 13. Gently used donations of clothing, coats, shoes, purses, accessories, etc. may be dropped off from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8-11. Other sites include Advantage Real Estate and Real Living McCarthy Real Estate during normal business hours. Attendees are asked to wear a mask. Proceeds benefit service projects. For more information, call 740-516-2261 or visit the Facebook page.

• First Congregational Church United Church of Christ (318 Front St. in Marietta) will continue its weekly free breakfast as take-out from 8:30 to 10 a.m. each Saturday. All are welcome.

Health

Classes/Workshops/Programs/Seminars

• African drum classes will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday and continue to meet the second Saturday of each month at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta Social Hall, 232 3rd St., Marietta. Master Drummer Lawrence Greene will lead the workshops. Suggested donation: $15 to $20. Advance registration required; call Rev. Kat Hawbaker at 740-373-1238 or Shelley Khatib at 703-340-5502 to register. Drums will be provided for students who need them. Masks required.

• The O’Neill Center will roast pumpkin seeds at 10 a.m. Friday with Greta from the OSU Extension Office. Call 740-373-3914 to reserve a spot.

• The Castle will present “On Military Leave with Flora Mason: A Marietta Musician’s WWI Experience” by Claire Crane from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 virtually and at The Castle parlor. This program is donation-based. Reservations required. For more information, visit mariettacastle.org/events.

• The Castle will present Cemetery Tours: Bringing Forth Those Pioneers at 10 a.m. and noon Oct. 23 beginning at Mound Cemetery, Fifth and Scammel Streets in Marietta. Follow the “Long Blue Line” from the foundation of Marietta College with stories of a few of the people who built it into one of the top institutions it is today. For more information, visit bit.ly/3xeMwo3.

• Zumba classes will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the O’Neill Center. The cost is $5 per class or $25 for 6 classes. All ages welcome. For more information, call 740-373-3914.

• The O’Neill Center will host a free, eight-week Matter of Balance class at 1 p.m. Mondays. The class will help to limit the fear of falling to improve one’s quality of life. Space is limited; call 740-373-3914 to reserve a spot.

• The fall session of the Marietta YMCA Youth Running Club will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 4. The Fall Back 5K will be held Nov. 7. The cost is $80; financial assistance available. For more information, call 740-336-1041 or contact mickler@mariettaymca.org.

• The Marietta Children’s Choir will begin rehearsals at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Hermann Fine arts building at Marietta College. New members welcome.

• A GriefShare Program will be held at Gilman United Methodist Church from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 11 in the Fellowship Hall. Each session contains a video and discussion time. A free workbook is provided. For more information or to pre-register, call Gilman UMC at 740-373-6478.

• The O’Neill Center in Marietta will host Bingo at 9:30 a.m. Thursday mornings. Doors will not open before 9:15 a.m. There is no cost at the door to play 20 games, and it is a nickel per card per game. Seating is limited; those interested in attending must call 740-373-3914.

• The O’Neill Center will host a Tech Lab with a Marietta College student from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays to answer questions about new phones, tablets, computers and social media. Space is limited; call 740-373-3914 for availability.

• Hidden Marietta will host a Harmar Ghost Trek at 8 p.m. every Friday from June to October. The walking tour starts at the railroad bridge on the corner of Fort and Market Streets. For more information, visit hiddenmarietta.com.

• Hidden Marietta will host an Anchorage Mansion Tour at 6 p.m. Fridays and noon, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays. The tour includes a 1.5 hour tour and 30 minute paranormal investigation using ghost hunting equipment. The mansion is located at 424 George Street. For more information, visit hiddenmarietta.com.

• Hidden Marietta will host a Putnam Street Ghost Trek at 8 p.m. every Saturday from June to October. The walking tour begins at the Courthouse on the corner of Second and Putnam Streets. For more information, visit hiddenmarietta.com.

Miscellaneous

• The Marietta Area Recycling Center (MARC) has returned to its regular schedule of 24 hours per day 7 days a week. MARC accepts cardboard, paper, bottle glass, steel and aluminum cans and #1, 2, 4 and 5 plastic. Materials need to be sorted into designated containers. To volunteer, call Kathy Ortt at 740-373-3372. For more information, visit mariettareycling.org.

• The Children’s Toy and Doll Museum located at 206 Gilman Ave. is now open with new exhibits from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31.

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