Around town

The Marietta VFW Post #5108, located at 319 Pike St. in Marietta, will host a Hoe Down Square Dance & Round Dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring 4 Hits & A Miss Country Band. Cover charge is $4.

The starting time for the Marietta City Schools special board meeting on Tuesday has been changed to 10:30 a.m. in the board office, 111 Academy Drive. The meeting will discuss the literacy curriculum, work with the Ohio School Board Association and cover board directives and evaluations of superintendent and treasurer.

The Washington County Republican Women’s Club has invited the county’s GOP President Mike Webber to present information about the Convention of States movement Sept 9. All Republican women (and men) are invited. Lunch will served at noon, followed by the meeting at First Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall, 301 Fourth St., Marietta.

The Barlow Library will host a program presented by Northwestern Mutual, “Financial Planning 101” at 6 p.m. Sept. 10. It will cover demographics from young professionals to retirees. Topics covered will include basic planning, budgeting, investing, debt and insurance. This a free program open to the public. Registration is requested by calling 740-678-0103.

Marietta Children’s Choir will hold open auditions at 7 p.m. Tuesday following a parent meeting at 6:30 p.m. Auditions are for for Mid-Ohio Valley area youth entering fourth grade through eighth grade in fall 2019, and will be held at the Marietta College Hermann Fine Arts Center, second floor, 500 Butler St. No experience is required.

•For information: Mttacchoir@gmail.com or call 740-376-4696.