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PERI (Public Employees Retirees, Inc.,) will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Marietta First Church of Nazarene, 100 Millcreek Road. There will be a speaker from Marietta Memorial Community Health and Wellness covering the Silver Sneakers Program and the topic of “Matter of Balance.” All retirees of the Public Employees Retirement System are invited to attend and join PERI.

The Village of Lowell will hold a council meeting Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. A Board of Public Affairs meeting will be held Nov. 25 at 6 p.m. The meetings will be held at 308 Walnut St., Lowell.

The Warren High School Drama Department will present the annual murder mystery dinner theater production, “Murder in Black and White,” on Nov. 22 in the high school cafeteria. Doors open at 5 p.m. with a dinner, country store, play and clue hunt. Those attending are asked to dress in their best black and white attire for a chance to win the costume contest. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased in the Warren High School office between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• For information: 740-678-2393 ext. 0.

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., Marietta, in the lower level meeting room. The speaker will be Professor Matt Young from Marietta College, whose program “Digital Marietta” is a long-range history project that he and his students are starting this semester. Visitors are welcome to attend.

Pamela Douglas Brust, volunteer historian and research assistant at Henderson Hall of Boaz, will speak at the next meeting of the Western Washington County Historical Society at the Barlow Library on Thursday at 7 p.m. Brust, with the help of letters, journals, receipts left behind by the family, gives details of life in the 1800s in the Mid-Ohio Valley and has donated proceeds from her book to preservation of Henderson Hall. The public is invited to attend and meet the author.

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