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Meetings

¯ The Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold an annual organizational meeting and regular board meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday at Ewing School, 1701 Colegate Drive, Marietta. All meetings of the WCBDD are open to the public.

¯ 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 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. There are three exceptions: February, July and September meetings will be held Feb. 14, July 11 and Sept. 12.

¯ Palmer Township will hold meetings at 7 p.m. the first Monday of each month at the Palmer Community Building, 7153 SR 676. There are two exceptions: July and September meetings will be held July 7 and Sept. 8. Year-end meeting TBA.

¯ 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.

¯ Warren Township Trustees will hold meetings at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month at the Township office, 95 Coffman Road, Marietta.

¯ 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 to 6 p.m. today 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.

¯ Beverly American Legion Post 389 will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Meal costs $9 and includes fries and coleslaw. Music to follow by Sam Clark from 7 to 10 p.m. Public welcome.

¯ Lowell, Ohio American Legion Post 750 will hold a steak fry Saturday. Serving from 5 to 8 p.m. Call-in orders begin at 4:30 p.m. Meal includes steak cooked to order or baked steak, or chicken breast, or no meat. All meals come with a roll, salad, baked potato and coffee or water. For more information, call 740-896-3326.

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

¯ The Marietta Family YMCA Annual Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Elizabeth Sugden Community Building, 619 SR 821, Marietta. The event will include lots of vendors, door prizes and lunch. All are welcome to attend.

¯ 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 Veritas Classical Academy will hold a conference on the topic of “Classical Education in the Modern Time” Feb. 4 at the Academy, 115 Victory Place, Marietta. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with breakfast and speakers will present throughout the day. Lunch will be provided and the conference will end at 3:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. To register, call 740-885-2033.

¯ 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 Cancer Kickers Relay for Life Team Quarter Auction will be held March 12 at Marietta VFW, 319 Pike Street. Vendors will be on site for shopping. First paddle is $5 and additional paddles are $3.

¯ 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 to 10 a.m. each Saturday. All are welcome.

¯ Gilman UMC will hold Sunday School for K-12 from 9:15 to 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

¯ 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 Center, 333 Fourth St. in Marietta, will host Grief & Mourning support groups from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays sponsored by Marietta Hospice. For more information, call Marietta Hospice at 740-374-9100 or The O’Neill Center at 740-373-3914.

¯ 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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