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¯ The Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Washington County Library lower-level meeting room. This will be a sharing meeting. Bring an interesting item or family story to share with the group. At the present there are no restrictions at the library, just use good judgment.

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

¯ Reno Area Water and Sewer District will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday 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 Wednesday at the Lori’s Family Restaurant, 17020 McConnelsville Road, Caldwell.

¯ 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.

¯ 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.

¯ Christopher reunion will be held Sunday at the K of C hall on the west side of Marietta with lunch at noon.

¯ Candidates for the Marietta City School Board of Education will take part in a panel discussion from 6:30-8 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.

¯ 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 “Behind the Scenes of Food History,” from 7-8 p.m. Sept. 23 via Zoom. The cost per person is $8. Registration is required. To learn more and register, visit mariettacastle.org/events

¯ 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.


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