Local Events


¯ The Operations Committee of the Warren Local Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Monday. The Regular Meeting will take place at 6 p.m. the same day and the Policy Committee will immediately follow. All meetings will take place at Warren High School, Room 1710/1711, 130 Warrior Drive, Vincent.

¯ The Washington Genealogical Society will meet at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Washington County Library on the lower level (handicapped accessible). The speaker is Alan Hall, retired director of the Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County, who is a direct descendant of John Gray.

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

¯ Ludlow Township will hold regular monthly meetings the last day of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the town hall.

¯ Mid-Ohio Valley Citizens Action Coalition will meet the fourth Monday of each month at Freedom Gate Church, Tennis Center Road, Marietta. See the organization’s website for more information.


¯ Norwood United Methodist Church will provide a free drive-thru dinner from 5 p.m. until meals are gone today. Enter the alley beside the church from Vine Street and exit onto Colegate Drive.

¯ The Children’s Home Society of WV Transitional Living Program will hold a Shine A Light Walk and food drive from 6-7:30 p.m. today at City Park for National Runaway Prevention Month. Non-perishable food donations will be collected and distributed to youth in the SOAR Transitional Living Program.

¯ The Marietta Band Booster 28th Annual Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Washington Co. Fairgrounds in the Junior Fair Building. The event will include a country store, a bake sale, concessions and vendors with unique and handmade holiday gifts. Admission is $3.

¯ The Marietta First Church of the Nazarene at 100 Millcreek Road will host its Annual Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. The event will include a bake sale, concession stand and crafters. Proceeds benefit children with special needs ministry. For more information, call 740-374-3708.

¯ The Castle will host Night at the Museum from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Tours begin every 15 minutes and will include the opportunity to meet individuals from Washington County’s past. The cost is $10 for adults; $7 for kids (age 13 and under); ages 5 and under are free. To register, visit mariettacastle.org/events.

¯ Bluegrass band Midnight Storm will be the special guest at the Ohio Valley Opry show Saturday at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the show begins at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at OhioValleyOpry.com or by calling the ticket office, 740-525-9218.

¯ Beverly American Legion Post 389 will sponsor a public all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under. Proceeds benefit American flag displays in Beverly and Waterford.

¯ The 7th annual craft show to help support Newport Fire Department will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 27 at the fire station community building. Crafters, company vendors, country store, and food will be served by the fire department.

¯ The Belpre Holiday Lights Parade is accepting entries for the annual event scheduled for 6 p.m. Nov. 27. Applications can be found at Belpre City Building, 715 Park Drive; Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce, 713 Park Drive; Belpre Lions Club Building, 2113 Murray St.; or belprechamber.com under the Community tab. For more information, call 304-488-8414.

¯ The Muskingum Valley Beverly Waterford Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade will be held Nov. 28 with formation beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Waterford High School. Parade begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends at Dodge Park for the annual holiday lighting of the park.

¯ The Washington County Republican Party will host a Mingle and Jingle Christmas Party from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 3 at Republican Headquarters, 282 Front St., Marietta. The event will include wine, beer, appetizers, music and special guest Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State, will be in attendance. Tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple. For more information, call 740-336-4750.

¯ Memorial Health System’s Annual Christmas Craft Bazaar will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at the First Church of the Nazarene, 100 Mill Creek Road. The event will include handmade crafts, homemade baked goods and a concession stand. Free admission. Proceeds benefit projects for Memorial Health System and Selby Hospital. For more information, call 740-374-1778.

¯ 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 O’Neill Center will host a free, eight-week Matter of Balance class at 1 p.m. Mondays. The class will help to limit the fear of falling to improve one’s quality of life. Space is limited; call 740-373-3914 to reserve a spot.

¯ The O’Neill Center will host a Chronic Disease Self-Management Class every Monday and Tuesday. For more information and to reserve a spot, call 740-373-3914.

¯ The O’Neill Center will host Dinner with the Doc featuring Dr. Erin Wells, Au.D. of Mountain Ears Hearing Clinic at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 8. The topic will be “The Effects of Gradual Hearing Loss” and dinner will include spaghetti, salad and dessert. To reserve a seat, call 740-373-391


¯ The Mid-Ohio Valley Climate Action Program “Meet the 2021 PSA Contest Participants” Interactive Program will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 2 on Zoom.

¯ Zumba classes will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the O’Neill Center. The cost is $5 per class or $25 for 6 classes. All ages welcome. For more information, call 740-373-3914.

¯ 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.

¯ The O’Neill Center will host a Tech Lab with a Marietta College student from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays to answer questions about new phones, tablets, computers and social media. Space is limited; call 740-373-3914 for availability.

¯ 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.

¯ African drum classes will meet from 3 to 5 p.m. the second Saturday of each month at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta Social Hall, 232 3rd St., Marietta. Master Drummer Lawrence Greene will lead the workshops. Suggested donation: $15 to $20. Advance registration required; call Rev. Kat Hawbaker at 740-373-1238 or Shelley Khatib at 703-340-5502 to register. Drums will be provided for students who need them. Masks required.


¯ Building Bridges 2 Careers is collecting new, unwrapped toys and clothes for kids. Toys may be dropped off at BB2C Epicenter, 107 Lancaster St., Marietta.


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