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Grisha Krivchenia, a composer and pianist who divides his time between Santa Fe, the Seattle area and concert dates around the world, will perform at Marietta College’s McDonough Center at 3 p.m. July 28. Admission is free and donations are accepted. The donations will be divided between Friends of the Lower Muskingum River and Campus Martius.

Gilman United Methodist Church will host Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. July 21-24 for children ages 4 to grade five. The theme is “Athens: Paul’s Dangerous Journey to Tell the Truth.” Participants will learn and experience life as a Christian in first century Athens, Greece, and enjoy games, crafts, music and snacks. To register, visit the church at 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta, on July 21 before VBS begins.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Washington County is offering NAMI Connection, a free peer support group for adults living with mental illness, twice each Friday. The first Friday session is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and the second Friday session will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The support groups will meet at the First Presbyterian Church in Marietta in the second floor library.

• For information: Brett, 740-350-2368.

The Children’s Toy and Doll Museum, 206 Gilman Ave., will host a yard sale fundraiser in conjunction with Harmar Daysf rom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 27. The sale will include household items, home and seasonal decor, glassware, yard and garage items, books, jewelry, toys and more. No clothing will be sold. Donations of gently used and clean items may be brought to the museum from 1 to 5 p.m. July 24 or from 2 to 6 p.m. July 25.

The Fraternal Order of Police Pioneer City Lodge 12 will hold its annual police/children’s pool party Aug. 7 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Marietta Aquatic Center. There will be swimming, inflatables and prizes. To be eligible for prizes, children must be between 5 and 11 years of age and have a winning ticket. Tickets are free and will be given out at the Marietta Police Department Dispatch desk, 301 Putnam St., beginning at 9 a.m. on July 29. The rain date is Aug. 14. All children are welcome to attend.

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