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Genealogical Society will meet at library

The Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St. in Marietta, in the lower level meeting room. After the meeting, there will be a car pool to the Fearing House at 131 Gilman Ave. for a tour of this historic building. Visitors are welcome.

Tax preparers are sought for season

The AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program is seeking volunteer tax preparers for next year. Anyone who does his or her own taxes on a commercially available program such as Turbo Tax is an ideal candidate for the volunteer opportunity. Volunteers receive IRS-approved training, use IRS-provided tax software and equipment and are mentored throughout the tax season. Volunteers are asked to work at least one day a week during the 10- to 11-week tax season. For more information, contact Prespective Volunteer Specialist William Evans 614-885-0938 or wlevans88@gmail.com or go to the Ohio Tax-Aide website, ohiotaxaide.org.

Halloween event is planned in Beverly

The Beverly Library staff will host a Halloween event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Dodge Park featuring pumpkin painting, face painting, crafts, a scavenger hunt, a pumpkin pie baking contest and more. The event will also include performances by Mad Science of Northeast Ohio, Cirque du Papier and J.D. Williamson. For more information, call 740-984-4060 or visit the library at 300 McIntosh St. in Beverly.

Marietta Welfare League fall auction

The Marietta Welfare League will hold its 25th annual fall auction Nov. 8 at the Broughton Community Building on Ohio 821. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction, games, raffles, food provided by Valley Catering, and a cash bar provided by The Town House. The live auction will begin at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at The League Shop on the first floor of Marietta Memorial Hospital, or by emailing mwleague@gmail.com. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

¯ For information: mariettawelfareleague.org.

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