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Local Events

Meetings

¯ The Washington State Community College Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting at 4 p.m. today 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.

Events

¯ 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.

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

Classes/Workshops/Programs/Seminars

¯ The Castle will present “Behind the Scenes of Food History,” from 7-8 p.m. Thursday 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.

¯ 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.

Miscellaneous

¯ 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 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 31.

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