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Local Events

Meetings

¯ An organizational meeting of the Fort Frye Local School District Board of Education will be held at 6 p.m. today at Beverly Center Elementary, 510 5th St., Beverly.

¯ The Palmer Township Trustees regular meeting will be held Monday.

¯ The Organizational meeting of the Board of Education of the Warren Local School District will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at Warren High School, rooms 1710-1711, 130 Warrior Drive, Vincent. The Board’s January regular meeting will follow immediately afterward.

¯ Reno Area Water and Sewer District will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Reno Water Office Building, 170 Mount Tom Road. Public welcome. Safe distancing will be practiced and masks are requested because of COVID.

¯ Grandview Township will hold regular meetings at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the township hall.

¯ The Marietta High School Class of 1955 will hold 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 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.

¯ Lawrence Township will meet at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at the Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department.

¯ 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 second and fourth Mondays of each month at Freedom Gate Church, Tennis Center Road, Marietta. See the organization’s website for more information.

¯ Watertown Township Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meetings in 2022 at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Watertown VFD.

Events

¯ The Tunnel-Warren Chapel United Methodist Churches will provide free community meals from 5-6 p.m. Jan. 13 as drive-through pick-ups in the lower parking lot. The menu includes vegetable beef soup or chili, cornbread, diced peaches, a bar cookie and bottled water. To reserve a meal, call Amy at 740-516-0847. Tunnel UMC is located at Ohio 550 and Coffman Road. Drivers are asked to wear a mask.

¯ The KofC Council #4617 Free Throw Competition will be held Jan. 23 at the KofC Hall gym in Churchtown, 17472 SR 676, Marietta. Open to all girls and boys ages 9-14 years old as of Jan. 1. Sign up at noon and competition begins at 1 p.m. A parent or guardian must be present. Entry is free. For more information, call Ian Alexander at 740-525-4898.

¯ The River City Runners and Walkers Club and the Deitzler Foundation will host ultramarathon runner Charlie Engle at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at First Presbyterian Church of Parkersburg, 1341 Juliana St. Engle will share his story of running across more than 40 countries, the Sahara Desert and the Amazon Rainforest. Cost is $14 at the door; RCRWC members free.

¯ The Knights of Columbus Council #4617 Winter Cash Drawing will be held Feb. 12 at 17472 SR 676, Marietta. Tickets cost $50 each and include: cocktails 5 to 6 p.m., dinner 6 to 7:30 p.m., drawing 7:30 to 9 p.m., band 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. Grand prize is $4,000. For tickets, call Dean Brooker at 740-629-4884.

¯ The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley is holding its 300 Club Fundraiser. There will be a weekly drawing for $100 for 51 weeks, with a final drawing for $500. All winning tickets return to the drawing, so there are multiple chances to win. Each ticket is $50 and can be purchased at tinyurl.com/yckjm65e

¯ 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.

¯ Gilman UMC will hold Sunday School for K-12 from 9:15-10:15 a.m. the first Sunday of each month. Parents are welcome to join the adult class which meets in the lounge or join Coffee Time for light refreshments and to meet the congregation. Face masks are mandatory for children and parents.

Classes/Workshops/Programs/Seminars

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

¯ 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 hold rehearsals at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Hermann Fine arts building at Marietta College. New members welcome.

¯ The O’Neill Senior Club Potluck and Meetings will be held at 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month. Dues are $5.00 per year. Bring a sack lunch and drink until further notice.

¯ The O’Neill Center in Marietta will host Bingo at 9:30 a.m. Thursday mornings. Doors open at 8 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.

¯ 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.

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