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¯ Washington County’s First Family and Children Meeting will be held at the EOC Washington County Office, 204 Davis Avenue, Suite C, Wednesday at 1:30 pm. For more information, call 740-376-7081.

¯ Reno Area Water and Sewer District will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on September 21 at 6:00 pm at the Reno Water Office Building, 170 Mount Tom Road. Public is welcome. Due to COVID, a safe distance and masks are requested.

The Southeast Ohio Joint Committee on Waste Management will meet at noon on September 22nd at Lori’s Family Restaurant, 17020 McConnelsville Road, Caldwell.

¯ Decatur Township will hold its monthly public meeting today at the township building on Welch Road, Cutler.

¯ The Ludlow Ward will hold regular monthly meetings at City Hall on the last day of each month at 7:30 pm.


¯ Those interested in helping this year’s Christmas party are encouraged to call Project Manager Bruce Edward Haas at 740-629-1277 for information on how to volunteer. Volunteers are needed to help with donations, food preparation, setup, cleaning up, tables, food and more.

¯ A special public forum for Marietta City taxpayers, affected citizens and alumni will be held in the Marietta High School cafeteria on Thursday at 6pm to discuss current issues in the local schools. Participants are asked to arrive early. The use of cell phone cameras is permitted.

¯ The Children’s Toy and Doll Museum is sponsoring a doll, bear, and toy show and sale at the Baymont Inn Marietta, 701 Pike Street on Saturday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Admission is $ 5 for adults and free for children under 12. The event will also include door prizes.

¯ The Campus Martius Museum is organizing an insider tour on Saturday at 1:30 pm. The tour provides a glimpse into the stories of the early settlers told by historian William Reynolds. The cost is $ 10 plus museum admission; Reservations required. To call RSVP, call 740-373-3750 or visit mariettamuseums.org.

¯ Lowell American Legion is hosting a steak fry on Saturday. Meals include cooked-to-order steak, chicken or baked steak, or no meat. All meals are served with salad, baked potatoes and bread rolls. Eat in or take out. Telephone orders start at 4:30 p.m. and are served from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. To order, call 740-896-3326.

¯ The Salem-Liberty Alumni Banquet takes place on Saturday at the school. Dinner is served at 6:30 PM and costs $ 15 per person. Send payable checks to: SLHS Alumni, 26300 Goulds Run Rd., Lower Salem, OH 45745. To donate items to the Country Store, call Gwen at 740-585-2821 or Patty at 740-585-2747.

¯ Candidates for the School Board of Marietta City School will attend a panel discussion in the Graham Auditorium of Washington State Community College, 710 Colegate Drive, Monday from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Entry is at 6:00 p.m. The seats are limited and are allocated according to the “first come, first served” principle. All participants must wear a mask.

¯ The 47th Annual Sewing Smorgasbord is held on September 25th, 9:15 am to 3:05 pm at Sheridan Middle School, Thornville, Ohio. The event includes over 30 classes and 15 exhibitors. The cost is $ 10 per person; no advance notice required. Visit perry.osu.edu for more information.

¯ The work of the artist Micaela de Vivero “Oro No Es / Gold, right?” will be on view through September 30th at Galerie 310 and the Atrium Gallery in the Herman Fine Arts Center of Marietta College. The opening times are Monday to Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or by appointment. Marietta College holidays and breaks are respected.

¯ Marietta is the main theme of the Riverside Art Gallery at 219 Second Street in October. The opening day is October 1st with extended opening times from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The gallery will feature Marietta artist Michael Dickinson, as well as Kate McCarthy, Robert Morris, Bruce Wonderlich and Ken Terry.

¯ The Lowell Oktoberfest takes place October 2-3 at Buell Island Park. The event includes live entertainment, disabled parking, children’s games, German cuisine and a beer garden. Free parking and entry.

¯ A benefit dinner for Laura Glover will take place on October 16 from 1 pm to 6 pm at the Cutler Community Center in the CCC. The chicken and dressing dinner is also available to take away. There will be a beef raffle (1/4 local beef) and gun raffles for a Springfield Hell Cat 9mm and a Diamondback AR 5.56 gun. There is also live music, a cake raffle and a silent auction. For more information, call 740-667-3006.

¯ Tickets for the 17th FUR BALL of the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, which will be held from 7:00 p.m. to October 24th at the Elizabeth Sugden Broughton Community Building, Ohio 821, Marietta, are on sale now. Tickets are $ 45 per person or $ 400 for an eight-person table. The barbecue dinner is served by Joe Momma’s Kitchen, with music from The Bash. There will also be a country store and a silent auction. Tickets can be purchased at hsov.org or by calling 304-481-6340 or 740-525-2860.

¯ The First Congregational Church United Church of Christ (318 Front St. in Marietta) will continue its weekly free breakfast takeaway every Saturday from 8:30 am to 10:00 am. All are welcome.

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¯ The castle offers cemetery tours: Bringing Forth These Pioneers at 10 am and noon on October 23, starting at Mound Cemetery, Fifth Street and Scammel Street in Marietta. Follow that “Long blue line” from the founding of Marietta College. More information can be found at bit.ly/3xeMwo3.

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