Around town


¯ The Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities will hold a regular meeting at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting will be held virtually. Those wishing to participate are asked to contact Brenda Riffe at briffe@wcbdd.org.

¯ Reno Water and Sewer District will hold the regularly scheduled Board Meeting at 6 p.m. Dec. 15 in the Reno Water Office, 170 Mount Tom Road. The public is welcome. Safe distancing will be practiced because of COVID-19 and attendees are asked to wear a mask.

¯ The Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District Board of Directors has scheduled its next meeting for noon Dec. 21 at Lori’s Family Restaurant, 17020 McConnelsville Road, Caldwell.

Christmas in the Village

¯ Barlow Presbyterian Church will participate in Christmas in the Village from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Items for sale will include homemade cookies by the dozen, jars of spiced tea mix, homemade mincemeat, wood crafts and material items. Barlow Presbyterian Church is located at the corner of Warrior Drive and Ohio 550.

Lions Club Christmas

¯ The Beverly Lions Club Christmas display and treats auction will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Beverly United Methodist Church, 700 Park St., Beverly. Doors open at 1 p.m. Area businesses and individuals will participate by entering decorated Christmas items, gift baskets, gift items and holiday pastries. All proceeds will benefit diabetes research and pediatric cancer. Masks and social distancing required.

Virtual concert

¯ River Cities Symphony will present award-winning Russian-American pianist Yuliya Gorenman at 3 p.m. Sunday via Facebook Live. This is a free virtual event. To join, visit facebook.com/rivercitiessymphony.

Community meal

¯ The Tunnel-Warren Chapel United Methodist Church will provide free community meals from 5-6 p.m. Dec. 10. The menu will include pork chops, a baked potato, baked beans, applesauce, a dinner roll, dessert, and bottled water. A small Christmas gift will be given with each meal. Meals will be served as drive-through pick-ups in the lower parking lot; remain in your car. To reserve a meal, call or text Amy at 740-516-0847 or respond to Tunnel UMC’s Facebook post. Tunnel UMC is located on Ohio 550 at Coffman Road.

Live Nativity

¯ The youth of Tunnel United Methodist Church will present their seventh annual Live Nativity from 6-7 p.m. Dec. 12. The event is outdoors; guests will remain in their vehicles and stop at scenes in the church parking lot. It is free and open to the public; donations not accepted. Tunnel UMC is located five miles west of Marietta at OH 550 and Coffman Road (behind Warren Volunteer Fire Department). COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. For more information, contact Youth Director Myla Mitchem at 740-525-1135 or visit Facebook.com/TunnelUMC.

Wreaths Across America

¯ Belpre Rotary Club and Belpre Area Veterans will observe Wreaths Across America 10 a.m. Dec. 19 at Cedarville Cemetery off Cross Street on Cemetery Drive in Belpre. Participants will honor and place wreaths on graves of the 18 Revolutionary War soldiers buried at the cemetery. The public is invited.


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