Local Events


¯ The Marietta City School District Board of Education will hold a special virtual board meeting at 1 p.m. today to discuss and award the roofing contract at the Marietta Middle School and an executive session to discuss negotiations. Instructions for viewing the meeting will be posted on the MCSD website.

¯ The Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold a virtual regular meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. Those wishing to participate are asked to contact Brenda Riffe at briffe@wcbdd.org.

¯ Washington County Relay for Life will hold its first monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. April 19 at the Marietta VFW picnic area on Pike Street to discuss ideas for the upcoming season. The relay event will be held Aug. 14. For more information, call Tim Bonnette at 740-350-3777 or Michele Hendershot at 740-336-9199.

¯ The Reno Water and Sewer District will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting at 6 p.m. April 20 at the Reno Water office, 170 Mount Tom Road. The public is welcome. Safe distancing will be practiced and masks are requested because of COVID-19.

¯ 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.


¯ Salem Twp. Vol. Fire Dept. will host a fish fry from 4-7 p.m. Friday. The menu will include fish, french fries, green beans, applesauce, hot dogs, bread, desserts, and beverages. The cost is a donation.

¯ The Beverly Eagles and SEO Sinners n Saints will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 5:30-8:30 Friday at the Fraternal Order of Eagles #3665 Club, 110 5th Street in Beverly. The event will include raffles, a live and silent auction, and a 50/50 drawing. All proceeds to go towards offsetting medical costs incurred by Devon Ours. For carry-out, call 740-984-4733.

¯ 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. Friday at Freedom Gate Church, 104 Tennis Center Drive, Marietta. For more information, call or text Pastor Eddie Atkinson at 304-916-0951.

¯ The Beverly Lions Club has canceled the Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for Saturday and the Safetytown program scheduled for the first two weeks of June due to COVID-19. Both activities are tentatively scheduled for next year.

¯ The Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Easter egg hunt will be held Sunday. 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 Washington County Historical Society and The Castle historic house museum will present the virtual event Buy Local or By River: Furnishing Early Ohio from 7-8 p.m. April 7. Speaker Andrew Richmond will present this free webinar via Zoom. Donations accepted.

To register, visit mariettacastle.org/events.

¯ The Tunnel-Warren Chapel United Methodist Churches will provide free community meals from 5-6 p.m. April 8. The menu will include chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, a dinner roll, pie, and bottled water. Meals will be served as drive-through pick-ups in the lower parking lot. To reserve a meal, call Amy at 740-516-0847. Tunnel UMC is located at Ohio 550 and Coffman Road.

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

¯ 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 Ohio River Sternwheel Festival will host its eleventh annual Ohio River Sternwheel Festival 5K Run and Walk May 29 at East Muskingum Park in Marietta. To register online, visit: runsignup.com/Race/OH/Marietta/OhioRiverSternwheelFestival5KRunandWalk. Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. May 25 ($15+registration fee).


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