Local Events


¯ The Washington County Family & Children First Council Meeting scheduled for 1:30 p.m. today will be held virtually.Anyone wishing to participate virtually, please contact Cindy Davis at fcfc@suddenlinkmail.com or call 740-376-7081 for information on how to participate.

¯ Reno Area Water and Sewer District will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 21 in the Reno Water Office Building, 170 Mount Tom Road. Public is welcome. Safe distancing and masks are requested because of COVID.

¯ The SouthEastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District Policy Committee meeting will be held at noon Sept. 22 at the Lori’s Family Restaurant, 17020 McConnelsville Road, Caldwell.

¯ Decatur Township will hold its monthly public meetings today 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.


¯ Those interested in helping with this year’s Christmas Day Feast are encouraged to call Project Manager Bruce Edward Haas at 740-629-1277 for information on how to volunteer. Volunteers are needed to help with donations, food prep, setting up, cleaning up afterward, bussing tables, delivering meals and more.

¯ A special public forum to discuss current issues in local schools will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Marietta High School cafeteria for Marietta City taxpayers, concerned citizens and alumni. Attendees are asked to arrive early. Cell camera use is permitted.

¯ The Children’s Toy and Doll Museum will sponsor a Doll, Bear and Toy Show and Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Baymont Inn Marietta, 701 Pike Street. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children 12 and under. The event will also include door prizes.

¯ The Campus Martius Museum will host An Insider’s Tour at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. The tour will offer an inside look at the stories of early settlers narrated by historian William Reynolds. The cost is $10 plus admission into the museum; reservations required. To RSVP call 740-373-3750 or visit mariettamuseums.org.

¯ Lowell American Legion will host a steak fry Saturday. Meals include steak cooked to order, chicken or baked steak, or no meat. All meals come with salad, a baked potato and a roll. Eat in or carry out. Phone orders begin at 4:30 p.m. and serving will be from 5-8 p.m. To order, call 740-896-3326.

¯ The Salem-Liberty Alumni Banquet will be held Saturday at the school. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the cost is $15 each. Send checks payable to: SLHS Alumni, 26300 Goulds Run Rd., Lower Salem, OH 45745. To donate items to the country store, call Gwen at 740-585-2821 or Patty at 740-585-2747.

¯ Candidates for the Marietta City School Board of Education will take part in a panel discussion from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Graham Auditorium at Washington State Community College, 710 Colegate Drive. Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating is limited and will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Masks will be required by all attendees.

¯ The 47th annual Sewing Smorgasbord will be held from 9:15 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. Sept. 25 at Sheridan Middle School, Thornville, Ohio. The event will include over 30 classes and 15 exhibitors. The cost is $10 per person; no pre-registration required. For more information, visit perry.osu.edu.

¯ Artist Micaela de Vivero’s work “Oro No Es/ Gold is it Not?” will be on display through Sept. 30 in Gallery 310 and the Atrium Gallery at Marietta College’s Herman Fine Arts Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursdays, or by appointment. Marietta College holidays and breaks are observed.

¯ Marietta is the featured subject of Riverside Art Gallery at 219 Second Street for the month of October. Opening day is Oct. 1 with special extended hours from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The gallery will feature Marietta artist Michael Dickinson, as well as Kate McCarthy, Robert Morris, Bruce Wonderlich and Ken Terry.

¯ Lowell Octoberfest will be held Oct. 2-3 at Buell Island Park. The event will include live entertainment, handicap parking, children’s games, German food and a beer garden. Free parking and admission.

¯ A benefit dinner for Laura Glover will be held from 1-6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Cutler Community Center at CCC. The chicken and dressing dinner will also be available for take out. There will be a beef raffle (1/4 local beef) and gun raffles for a Springfield Hell Cat 9mm and a Diamondback firearm AR 5.56. There will also be live music, a pie raffle and a silent auction. For more information, call 740-667-3006.

¯ Tickets are on sale now for the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley’s 17th FUR BALL, to be held from 7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 23 at the Elizabeth Sugden Broughton Community Building, Ohio 821, Marietta. Tickets are $45 per person or $400 for a table for eight. The barbecue dinner will be catered by Joe Momma’s Kitchen, with music by The Bash. There will also be a country store and silent auction. Tickets can be purchased at hsov.org or by calling 304-481-6340 or 740-525-2860.

¯ 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.


¯ 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. For more information, visit bit.ly/3xeMwo3.

¯ The fall session of the Marietta YMCA Youth Running Club will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Nov. 4. The Fall Back 5K will be held Nov. 7. The cost is $80; financial assistance available. For more information, call 740-336-1041 or contact mickler@mariettaymca.org.

¯ The Marietta Children’s Choir will begin rehearsals at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Hermann Fine arts building at Marietta College. New members welcome.

¯ A GriefShare Program will be held at Gilman United Methodist Church from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 11 in the Fellowship Hall. Each session contains a video and discussion time. A free workbook is provided. For more information or to pre-register, call Gilman UMC at 740-373-6478.

¯ 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. There is no cost at the door to play 20 games, and it is a nickel per card per game. Seating is limited; those interested in attending must call 740-373-3914.

¯ Hidden Marietta will host a Harmar Ghost Trek at 8 p.m. every Friday from June to October. The walking tour starts at the railroad bridge on the corner of Fort and Market Streets. For more information, visit hiddenmarietta.com.

¯ Hidden Marietta will host an Anchorage Mansion Tour at 6 p.m. Fridays and noon, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturdays. The tour includes a 1.5 hour tour and 30 minute paranormal investigation using ghost hunting equipment. The mansion is located at 424 George Street. For more information, visit hiddenmarietta.com.

¯ Hidden Marietta will host a Putnam Street Ghost Trek at 8 p.m. every Saturday from June to October. The walking tour begins at the Courthouse on the corner of Second and Putnam Streets. For more information, visit hiddenmarietta.com.


¯ 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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