Local Events


¯ The Washington State Community College Board of Trustees will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m. Monday in the Community Room of the Main Building.

¯ Reno Water and Sewer District will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday 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 Washington County Family & Children First Council Meeting will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Washington County E.O.C. office, 204 Davis Avenue, Suite C. For more information, call 740-376-7081.

¯ The Village of Lowell will hold a BOPA meeting at 6 p.m. June 21, and a council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. June 22.

¯ Palmer Township will hold its July 2021 meeting at 7:30 p.m. July 8.

¯ 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.


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

¯ The 39th Annual Friends of Slow Joe British Motorcycle Show and Poker Run will be held Friday and Saturday 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.

¯ OSU Extension will give away $5 in River City Farmers Market Cash Saturday. To enter, visit the market on Butler Street in Marietta from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, fill out a survey, then spend money at any vendor. Surveys will be distributed to the first 300 participants. Look for the OSU Extension/River City Farmers Market Information Booth located in the center of the market.

¯ 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. Saturday 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. Sunday. The menu will include hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, baked beans, chips, drinks and desserts.

¯ Little Muskingum Grange will hold its first catfish tournament June 18. Registration begins at 7 p.m. June 18 at Bob’s Place, 110 Front Street, New Matamoras. Buy-in is $25. Tournament is for single participants with a valid fishing permit. No children permitted without an adult. Heaviest fish wins.

¯ 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.

¯ St. Bernard’s Catholic Church Parish will hold a chicken or ham dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. June 23 at the church located on 7th Street in Beverly. The meal includes mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, noodles, green beans, a dinner roll, dessert and a beverage. The cost of an adult meal is $10 and meals for children ages 10 and under are $5. Take-out available. For more information, call the church at 740-984-2555.

¯ WSCC will host the free Degrees 2 Dollars open house from 5-7 p.m. June 29 in the WSCC Commons in the Main Building at 710 Colegate Drive. Talk with WSCC faculty, staff, and community employment organizations to learn about career prospects, degree and certificate programs, how to pay for college, and more. For more information, call 740-568-1900 or RSVP at wscc.edu/degrees2dollars.

¯ 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 O’Neill Center in Marietta will host Bingo at 9:30 a.m. Thursday mornings. Doors will not open before 9:15 a.m. The cost is $10 at the door to play 19 games. Seating is limited; those interested in attending must call 740-373-3914.

¯ The Castle’s Virtual History Camp: Reconstructing America 1880-1900 will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 5 through Zoom. The camp is designed for third through sixth grade students but is open to those age 18 and younger. Registration for individual sessions or the full week is available. For more information, visit mariettacastle.org/virtual-history-camp.


¯ The Marietta Area Recycling Center (MARC) will return to its regular schedule of 24 hours per day 7 days a week beginning Monday. 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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