¯ The Washington county Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will not meet in August. Regular meetings will resume in September. Please check our website, for any changes or further information.

¯ The Washington State Community College Board of Trustees will hold its monthly meeting at 4 p.m Monday in room H 108 of the Main Building.

¯ The Board of Directors for the Southeastern Ohio Port Authority will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday. This meeting is open for in-person attendance at 223 Putnam Street, Marietta. For more information, email Agenda will be provided.

¯ The Operations Committee of the Warren Local Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. Aug. 24. The August regular meeting of the Warren Local Board of Education will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 24. Both meetings are at the Warren Transportation Office, 220 Sweetapple Road, Vincent.

¯ The Board of Warren Township Trustees will hold regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Township Administration Office, 95 Coffman Road, Marietta.

¯ The Washington County Transportation Advisory Committee (Way2Go) will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 29 at Buckeye Hills Regional Council, 1400 Pike St., in Marietta. Buckeye Hills Regional Council serves as the mobility management agency for Washington County. Learn more at Contact Julia Hinzman, mobility manager, at or 1-800-331-2644 ext. 2410 with questions.

¯The Buckeye Hills Regional Advisory Council will meet at 10 a.m. August 30 at the Buckeye Hills office at 1400 Pike Street in Marietta. Questions regarding this meeting should be directed to Janie Collins, Program Assistant at or 740-376-1039.

¯ Pioneer Ladies Civitan meet at 6:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta. For more information, contact Connie Grimes at


¯ A program on NASA’s new Artemis program set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Riverbend Family Dining has been canceled. For more information call 740-984-4060.

¯ The August Shop Swap and Stroll event will be held Wednesday. The event is a shopping/dining/social opportunity for the people in our area. It is held on the Fourth Wednesday of each month, during the months of May-September. There is no cost to participate as a vendor, although the Village of Lowell requires a small fee to set up as a food truck/ vendor. Donations are welcome and appreciated. Collected donations go to upkeep and maintenance of Lowell’s Buell Park. For more information, private message the committee on Facebook messenger and a committee member will get back to you.

¯ A rummage and bake sale will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Belpre Church of the Nazarene, 1301 Putnam Howe Drive.

¯ Shrivers Pharmacy and Wellness in Belpre is opening on Friday. An open house event for area healthcare professionals and community officials will be held today. Contact Austin Hilverding for more details.

¯ Norwood United Methodist Church will provide a free drive-thru meal. Serving will begin at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the alley beside the church. Enter from Vine Street and exit onto Colegate Drive. Meals available until gone.

¯ A sunflower-themed craft event will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Marietta Branch Library, 615 Fifth St., for ages 13 and older. To register, go to the library or call 740-373-1057, ext. 200.

¯ The First Presbyterian Church will serve its free community meal 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday at 501 Fourth St., Marietta. Enter the church through the church’s parking lot door. Carry out meals will be available from noon until 12:30 p.m.

¯ A program on basic genealogy research and the electronic and physical resources available at the Local History and Genealogy Archives in Marietta will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday. Riverbend Family Dining, 415 Fifth St., Beverly. The Friends of the Beverly Library will provide appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks. For more information, call the Beverly Branch Library at 740-984-4060.

¯ The Warren Township Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, 17305 State Route 550, Marietta, will hold an eat-in or take-out back-to-school spaghetti dinner 5-8 p.m. Aug. 26 until sold out. Cost is by donation.

¯ Sue Dodge, Gaither recording artist and Southern Gospel Hall of Fame Inductee, will be in concert 6 p.m. Aug. 26 at New Hope Baptist Church, 1777 Rosemar Road, Parkersburg. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person and $5 for children 12 and under and are available in advance by calling Taj Rohr’s office, 304-893-9599, or at Christian Supply Centre in Parkersburg.

¯ A Bring One Take One Flower & Seed Exchange will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 26 at Upper Muskingum River Park, 500 block of Front Street, Marietta. The exchange starts at 10 a.m. Bring a plant, seeds or bulbs to share. Label each so the new owner will know the name, planting instructions, color, bloom seasons and other pertinent information.

¯ The Wendell and Catherine Offenberger Reunion will be held at noon Aug. 27 at Our Lady of Mercy Social Hall in Lowell. Bring a covered dish to share and an item for the white elephant auction. Drinks will be provided. For more information, call 740-350-3345 and leave a message or email

¯ The Film Club at the Marietta Branch Library, 615 Fifth St., will discuss “Mulholland Drive” by David Lynch at 4 p.m. Aug. 28. The movie can be checked out at the service desk on the first floor. The program is for ages 18 and olders. To register, go to the library or call 740-373-1057, ext. 200.

¯ The Literary Ladies Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Marietta Branch Library, 615 Fifth St., and discuss “The Gold in These Hills” by Joanne Bischof. The event is for ages 18 and older. To register, more information or to check out the book, call 740-373-1057, ext. 200, or go to the library.

¯ The Right Path for Washington County and the Ely Chapman Education Foundation will sponsor the 5K Wellness Run and Walk at 8 a.m. Sept. 9 in Marietta. Registration is from 6:30-7:30 a.m. Pre-registration for adults is $20 and $10 for children 12 and under. Race-day registration is $25 for adults and $15 for children 12 and under. Participants pre-registered by Aug. 21 will be guaranteed a free race T-shirt. The registration form is available on the River City Runners Website calendar page, and interested participants can go to to register. Awards will be given to the top three males and females in each age group category. For more information about the 5K Wellness Run and Walk, email Gary Williams at All net proceeds will be used to provide services and opportunities for area youth.

¯ The Zonta Club of the MOV is once again sponsoring our Delicates for Dignity Fundraiser. Our annual fundraiser runs through the end of October and aims to support underprivileged girls and women in the community by providing feminine hygiene products, new bras and underwear to them. Items will be distributed in our area at food pantries, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters and middle and high schools. Monetary donations can be mailed to P. O. Box 634, Marietta, OH 45750. Venmo monetary donations to @zontamov. Feminine hygiene products, bra and undies may be dropped off at Advantage Real Estate 103 Putnam Street, Marietta. For more info. 740-516-2261 or 740-525-7908.

¯ The Washington Behavioral Health Board, County Health Department and The Right Path will hold Recovery Walk to celebrate National Recovery Month at 10 a.m. Sept. 16 at Muskingum Park in Marietta. Community resources, a DJ and a mini farmer’s market will be available. The event is open to the public. For more information, call Tara Plaugher 740-374-6990.

¯ The Marietta High School classes of 1960 and 1961 will hold an all-classmates reunion on Sept. 15-16. At halftime Friday evening, Marietta High will recognize its undefeated football team. An informal evening of food and friendship will be held Saturday. For reservations, call 740-373-3214.

¯ The Salem Liberty High School Alumni Banquet will be held 6:30 p.m. Sept. 16 at the elementary school. Send checks for $15 each to SLHS, 26300 Goulds Run Road, Lower Salem, OH 45745

¯ Greater Vision will be in concert 6 p.m. Sept. 23 at New Hope Baptist Church, 1777 Rosemar Road. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and $10 for children 12 & under and are available in advance by calling Taj Rohr’s Office 304-893-9599 or at Christian Supply Centre in Parkersburg.

¯ Found & Favored Ministries will present “The Story Tour” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Marietta High School. The show is a one-night musical journey featuring the hope-filled music and ministry of the Allan Scott Band. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to

¯ Bingo will be held 6-9 p.m. Tuesdays at VFW Post 5108, 319 Pike St., Marietta. Doors open at 4 p.m. Food will be available.

¯ A faith-based cancer support group will meet at noon on the second Mondays of the month at Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave.

¯ A men’s breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. on the first Tuesdays of the month at the O’Neill Center. Breakfast is free, but donations will be accepted.

¯ A free community meal will be held 11:30-12:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays of the month at First Presbyterian Church, 501 Fourth St., Marietta. Pickup only. Enter through the church parking lot from Wooster Street. For more information, go to

¯ The 1955 graduating class of Marietta High School will meet at 11:30 a.m. the second Wednesdays of the month at the Harmar Tavern until further notice. All classmates and friends are welcome.

¯ Pre-school movies are planned at the Marietta Baranch Library, 615 Fifth St. The library will show movies for kids ages 2-6 at 3 p.m. Thursdays. Movies will last no longer than 30 minutes. Family Movie Afternoon is every 4-5:30 p.m. Thursdays. All movies are rated G or PG and will run no longer than 100 minutes. Open to all ages. Those 7 and under must have a caregiver attend with them. No registration is required. Those 7 and under must have a caregiver attend with them. Call or stop by the Youth Services department to inquire about the movie titles at 740-373-1057 ext. 219.

¯ Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta, will offer a free takeout meal from 11:30-12:30 p.m. the first Fridays of the month. All are welcome.

¯ Gilman United Methodist Church, 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta, offers worship at 10:30 a.m. Sundays. Adult Sunday school class is at 9:15 a.m. Coffee, light refreshments and fellowship available. A weekly adult Bible study with Pastor Doug Thompson will be held 10 a.m. Wednesdays and 6 p.m. Sundays. All are welcome


¯ The Alzheimer’s Association support group meetings in the area include: Marietta Support Group, 10-11:30 a.m. first Fridays at the O’Neill Center, 333 Fourth St. Facilitator is Krissy Kearns, 937-974-2387; Belpre Chamber of Commerce, 1-2:40 p.m. second Mondays at 713 Park Drive. Facilitator is Susie Casto.

¯ The O’Neill Center will hold chair volleyball at 9 a.m. Wednesdays, except the second Wednesday of the month.

¯ Mani/pedis with appointments starting at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Cost is $16 for manicure and $33 for pedicure. Call the O’Neill Center for appointments.

¯ TOPS 399, Marietta, meets 6 p.m. Tuesdays at the First Church of the Nazarene. Weigh-in is between 5:30 and 6 p.m. Visitors are welcome and the first meeting is free. Call Cindy at 740-629-2957 for details.


¯ The Ohio Department of Development and Washington-Morgan Community Action will launch the Home Energy Assistance Summer Crisis Program to help income-eligible Ohioans with paying an electric bill or assistance paying for an air-conditioning unit, fans or central air conditioning repairs. The program runs until Sep. 30.

¯ Zumba classes will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 11:30 a.m. Monday at the O’Neill Center. The cost is $5 per class or $25 for six classes. All ages welcome. For more information, call 740-373-3914.

¯ The O’Neill Center in Marietta will host bingo at 9:30 a.m. Thursdays. No cost at the door to play 20 games, and it is a nickel per card per game. Seating is limited. The O’Neill Center will hold: a free gentle yoga class at 10 a.m. Tuesdays; a bridge game at 1 p.m. Tuesdays; a euchre game at 1 p.m. Wednesdays; hand and foot cards at 1 p.m. Thursdays; free afternoon at the movies at 1 p.m. Fridays; chair volleyball at 9 a.m. on the first and fourth Wednesday of the month.

¯ Weekly ballroom dancing classes will be held 7-10 p.m. the second, third and fourth Saturdays of the month at Miller Prosthetics, 2311 Ohio Ave., Parkersburg. Dress is casual. Cost is a $5 per person donation with singles and couples welcome.

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