Local Events


¯ The Board of Directors for the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. This meeting is open via conference call or in-person attendance in the Oak Room, Building 1 in Broughton Complex #1, located at 639 SR 821, Marietta. For call-in information, email info@seohioport.com.

¯ 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.


¯ The First Presbyterian Church of Marietta will offer a drive-thru free community meal from 11 p.m. to 1 p.m. today. The church is located at 501 Fourth Street with entrance to the parking lot from the alley off Wooster Street.

¯ St. Bernard’s Catholic Church Parish will hold a chicken or ham dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday 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.

¯ The Beverly/Waterford Homecoming, presented by Russel Chadwick American Legion Post 389, will be held June 24-26 at Dodge Park. Parade forms at 5:30 p.m. in Waterford and steps off at 6 p.m. The event will include live entertainment, food, bingo, games, carnival rides, a petting zoo and raffles each evening.

¯ The St. Marys Community Concert Band, composed of area musicians of all ages, will present their first concert of the season at 7 p.m. June 26 in St. Marys in front of the Marina Band Stand. Attendees are asked to bring chairs as the concert will be outdoors.

¯ The Barlow Fair will hold a Flea Market/Craft Show from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 26 at the Barlow Fairgrounds. There is no charge for admission. Vendors are still accepted. To register as a vendor, visit the Barlow Fairgrounds Facebook page.

¯ 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.

¯ The annual Casto Reunion for the descendants of John and Renna Casto will be held July 10 at the Elks Club 477, Colegate Drive. Gathering time is at 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring meat, a covered dish, drinks or an item for the white elephant sale. Table service will be provided.

¯ The 75th reunion of the descendants of Nicholas and Philomina Bauerbach will meet at noon July 11 at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Social Hall in Lowell. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish.

¯ The 40th Wendell and Catherine Offenberger Reunion will be held at noon Aug. 15 at Our Lady of Mercy Social Hall in Lowell. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share and an item for the white elephant auction. Drinks provided. For more information, call or text 740-350-3345 or email sqdance66@gmail.com.

¯ 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 present Cemetery Tours: Patriots Tour at 10 a.m. and noon July 3 beginning at Mound Cemetery, Fifth and Scammel Streets in Marietta. Commemorate the 245th Independence Day with a tour through Marietta’s most historic cemetery. For more information, visit bit.ly/3cCvmJ7.

¯ 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 Castle’s Archaeology Camp will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. July 12-15 for students entering grades 6th through 8th. The cost is $50 per individual. Space is limited; pre-registration required by July 2. For more information, visit bit.ly/2U1xUdu.

¯ The Castle will present Cemetery Tours: The Sickly Seasons 1822-1823 at 10 a.m. and noon July 24 beginning at Mound Cemetery, Fifth and Scammel Streets in Marietta. Learn more about one of the scariest times in Marietta’s history and some of the people who were its victims. For more information, visit bit.ly/3xcTz0A.

¯ The Castle will host an interactive tour of Oak Grove Cemetery beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 4 at Eighth and Washington Streets in Marietta. Learn about the interesting men and women buried there from living history interpreters. For tickets and more information, visit bit.ly/2Srpxrb.

¯ 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.

¯ 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 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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