Around town

Bat handling and ID workshop planned

A bat handling and ID workshop will be held at 1 p.m. today at the O’Neill Center. The course will include information on bat biology and common myths. Headley’s Wildlife Control will also discuss the dos and don’ts of bat handling for homeowners. Call the O’Neill Center to show interest at 740-373-3914.

Ice cream social will be held on Buell Island

The Lowell-Adams Fire & Rescue ice cream social will be held July 20 at 4 p.m. on Buell Island, featuring inflatables, a country store, raffles, bingo and music. The menu includes Tom’s Ice Cream Bowl ice cream and fish, fries, hot dogs, sloppy joes, slaw, desserts and drinks. For more information, call 740-350-3302. To donate, call 740-984-2412.

Celebration of July 4 in Muskingum Park

The Marietta Welfare League will sponsor a celebration on July 4 at the East Muskingum Park at 6 p.m. The event will feature food, a salute to the flag and music by Levi Westfall and Newfeather at 7 p.m. Attendees are asked to bring a chair.

Little Muskingum Grange annual pull

The Little Muskingum Grange will host its annual pull July 4 at the Little Muskingum Watershed, 22241 Ohio 26, Wingett Run. There will be pony classes for light, medium and heavy weights at 9 a.m. with a farm and miniature pony pull to follow. Chicken and noodles, sandwiches, drinks and homemade pies with ice cream will be available. The event will also feature a country store and 50/50 drawings. Admission is $3 per person; children age 12 and under are admitted free.

¯ For information: Bill Kidd, 740-585-2547.

Antique tractor and engine show July 4

The Beverly Lions Club will hold its antique tractor and engine show July 4 at 9 a.m. behind Fort Frye High School, featuring food, a gas card raffle and a 50/50 drawing. A flag raising will take place at 9 a.m., a kid’s tractor pull at 11:30 a.m. and a tractor parade at 1 p.m. The Vienna Sky Sharks of Waterford will have model airplanes on display and there will be a pancake breakfast at the Beverly Fire Department from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fireworks are sponsored by the American Legion Post #389, Beverly Lions Club and others.