Local Events


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

¯ Reno Water and Sewer District will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. June 15 in Reno Water Office Building, 170 Mount Tom Road. Public is welcome. Safe distancing will be practiced and masks are optional due to COVID mandates.

¯ The Village of Lowell will hold a BOPA meeting June 22, and a council meeting will be held June 23.

¯ 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.

¯ The Marietta High School Class of 1955 has resumed luncheon 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.

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


¯ 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 ham, potato salad, pork ‘n beans, a dinner roll, a bar cookie, and bottled water. To reserve a meal, call Amy at 740-516-0847. Tunnel UMC is located at Ohio 550 and Coffman Road.

¯ The 39th Annual Friends of Slow Joe British Motorcycle Show and Poker Run will be held Friday and June 12 at Perry County Gun Club, four miles north of New Lexington, Ohio, off State Route 13, Township Road 146. This event is free. For more information, call John at 386-690-2987.

¯ The Gretchen Feldmaier Dragon Boat Society of the Mid-Ohio Valley (MOV’n Dragons) will host a regional clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 12 at the Marietta City Harbor. The clinic is designed to improve skills and safety while dragon boating. For more information, call MJ Ebenhack at 740-434-5638.

¯ Watertown Presbyterian Church will host a free cook-out from 3 to 5 p.m. June 13. The menu will include hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, baked beans, chips, drinks and desserts.

¯ The Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Ice Cream Social June 19 at Lawrence Elementary School, 14800 SR 26. Serving begins at 4 p.m. The event will include live music, bingo, a silent auction (with drawings throughout the night; first drawing at 5 p.m.), games and more.

¯ The 47th Annual Sarahsville Alumni Banquet will be held June 19 at the Noble County Community Center. Doors open at 5 p.m. and social hour begins at 5:30. Baked steak dinners will be served at 6:30 p.m. by Patty’s Place. The cost is $17 per dinner and $4 dues per alumni. Masks are required when not seated. Tickets for prizes sold at the door. For more information or to make reservations, call Mary at 740-732-4600.

¯ The Ohio Valley Opry’s first show of the season will be held at 6 p.m. June 19 featuring bluegrass band Midnight Storm, country music singers Gary Swartz, Mike Morrison, Matt Coleman, and The Clark Family. Reserved seats are $20 and general admission is $15 at the door. For more information, visit OhioValleyOpry.com.

¯ The Father’s Day STAG Fish Fry (open to gentlemen of the public and KofC Members) will be held June 20 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Churchtown, Ohio (17472 SR 676). Serving food noon to 3 p.m. The cost is $10 for all-you-can-eat fish (perch and cod), french fries, coleslaw, and drinks. The event will include a 50/50 and tool raffle; tickets available at the door. For more information, call Scott Wells at 740-516-3279.

¯ 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.


¯ The Castle will host the free virtual Third Thursday Talk, “Front Page News, a Journey Through Time” by Art Smith, from 7 to 8 p.m. June 17 via Zoom. Art will discuss stories that made the front pages and how the newspaper itself has evolved over the last 150 years. Donations encouraged.


¯ The Reno Water Board will hold an election for two trustees for three-year terms from 8 a.m. to 5:59 p.m. June 15 at the Reno Water and Sewer District garage building, 170 Mount Tom Road. Applicants must be a Reno Water customer, own a tap and live in the Reno area. Those who wish to run for one of these positions can pick up an application at the office Monday through Friday from 11 am. to 4 p.m. Deadline is June 8 for applications.

¯ 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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