Local Events


¯ Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action’s public program for March will be offered on Zoom at 7 p.m. Wednesday. It will give the community the first look at plans for a new initiative, “New Jobs Appalachia,” now being developed by MOVCA’s newest subcommittee. This meeting is open to the public. To request access, email Jean Ambrose at jeananbrose8@gmail.com.

¯ Grandview Township will hold 2021 regular meetings at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the township hall. The following months will be held on different dates: July 6, and Sept. 13. These meetings will also be held at 6 p.m.

¯ 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.


¯ Rivers Church, a brand new church currently being planted in the Marietta and Williamstown communities, will host a pre-launch Good Friday Service at 6:30 p.m. April 2 at Freedom Gate Church, 104 Tennis Center Drive, Marietta. For more information, call or text Pastor Eddie Atkinson at 304-916-0951.

¯ The Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Easter egg hunt will be held April 4. Start times will be based on age to maintain proper social distancing: ages up to 4 at noon; ages 5-8 at 12:30 p.m.; ages 9-12 at 1 p.m. Everyone is required to wear a mask, maintain social distancing, remain in the car until instructed and to not gather after your hunt is over so the next age group can start.

¯ The Sardis Vol. Fire Dept. will sponsor its annual fish fry from 4-7 p.m. each Friday through April 2 at the Sardis Fire Hall on State Route 255. The menu includes coleman fish sandwiches and fish sandwich dinners with a choice of fries, coleslaw, baked beans, and mac & cheese. Take-out and limited delivery available; no dine-in. Masks and social distancing required. To place an order, call 740-483-1048.

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

¯ Hervida 4-H Camp Chicken BBQ and Country Store will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. May 1 at Camp Hervida, 958 Stevens Road, Waterford. Meals are available in the mess hall or as pick-up carry-out and include 1/4 or 1/2 chicken, a baked potato, coleslaw, green beans, a roll, dessert, and a beverage. All proceeds benefit camp improvements. Tickets are available at the door and the cost is $10 for 1/2 chicken dinner; $7 for 1/4 chicken dinner.


¯ The Marietta Family YMCA will host the Spring/Summer 5K Virtual Series between March and May. Events include Hop To It Race, April 10-16, and Stronger Together Run, May 15-21.

For more information and registration, visit mariettaymca.org.

¯ The Historic Castle House and Museum will feature Dr. Linda Lockhart, award-winning communication professional, at the Virtual Third Thursday Talk from 7-8 p.m. April 15. Dr. Lockhart’s presentation is titled “Her Life in Letters: Angilique Martin.” This virtual event is free; donations encouraged. Pre-registration required. For more information, visit mariettacastle.org.

¯ The Career Center’s Adult Technical Training Center will host Industrial Careers Field Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 at the Washington County Career Center campus in Marietta. The event is free to high school students in Ohio and West Virginia. All participants will be asked to follow COVID-19 safety protocol. To RSVP, call 1-800-648-3695 or email training@thecareercenter.net.


¯The Castle Historic House Museum plans to reopen for the 2021 season April 5 with enhanced safety procedures remaining in place.

¯ The Annual Financial Report for Muskingum Township for the fiscal year 2020 has been completed and is available for public inspection. An appointment can be made by calling 740-373-0189.


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