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¯ The Washington State Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 8:00 am today in the Community Hall of the Main Building.

¯ The Lowell Village Council will hold a BOPA meeting at 6 p.m. on October 11. A council meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on October 12.

¯ The Township of Grandview will hold regular 2021 meetings at 6:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Township Town Hall. The following months will be held on different dates: Sept. 13. These meetings will also be held at 6 pm.

¯ The 1955 Marietta High School class will be meeting at 11:30 am on the second Monday of each month at the Harmar Tavern, 205 Maple Street. All classmates and friends are welcome.

¯ Liberty Township will hold regular monthly 2021 meetings at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.

¯ The Township of Decatur will hold its monthly town hall meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at the Township Building on Welch Road in Cutler.

¯ The Township of Lawrence will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department.

¯ The Township of Ludlow will hold regular monthly meetings on the last day of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall.

¯ The Mid-Ohio Valley Citizens Action Coalition will meet on the second and fourth Monday of each month at Freedom Gate Church, Tennis Center Road, Marietta. Check the organization‘s website for more information.


The United Methodist Women of Beverly will be hosting a fall charity sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. A “sale of bags” will take place at 3 p.m. The church is located at 700 Park Street in Beverly. For more information, call 740-984-2100.

¯ Christ United Methodist Church at 301 Wooster St. in Marietta will be offering a free community take-out lunch from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm today.

¯ The Washington County Democratic Headquarters at 227 Putnam Street will welcome 2nd District Council candidate Bret Allphin and current Democratic Council members from 5 to 7 p.m. today. Light refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome to attend.

¯ The Marietta Rowing and Cycling Club will be offering a canoe and kayak birdwatching event at 10 a.m. on Saturday in the reservoir at North Bend State Park. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the reservoir with two ornithological experts. All participants with boats, life jackets and binoculars are welcome. For more information, email [email protected]

¯ The Zonta Club of the MOV’s Delicates for Dignity lunch will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Jeremiah’s Coffee House on Front Street. Tickets cost $ 25. The event will include a raffle and a speaker will give a presentation on human trafficking in the region. Donations of new or lightly used feminine hygiene products, underwear, and bras to donate to local agencies are accepted and can be dropped off at the café or at Advantage Real Estate. For more information, call 740-516-2261.

Beverly American Legion Unit 389 Auxiliary will be hosting a Poker Run on Saturday. First outing at 11 a.m., last outing at 1 p.m. Entrance cost per person is $ 10. All vehicles are welcome. Profits go to Reading Is Fundamental and other educational programs.

¯ The 11th Chili Cook-Off and Rally in the Alley will take place Saturday at 2:00 p.m. at the Beverly American Legion Post 389. The event features food and draft beer, Ohio State football, an ATV raffle and live music. Registration forms for chili cuisine can be found at the Legion Post and at Wainwrights Jewelry in Beverly.

¯ Lowell Octoberfest will be held Saturday and Sunday at Buell Island Park. The event will include shows, disabled parking, children’s games, German cuisine and a beer garden. Free parking and entry.

¯ Joe Blystone, Republican candidate for governor, will meet with residents of Morgan County in a town hall from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Heck Harkins Community Center, 1685 Broadway St., Stockport. Signs, flags, shirts and stickers will be available for donation. Dr Douglas Frank will also speak. Earlier today, Blystone will be at the Lowell Octoberfest from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

¯ The Little Muskingum Watershed Association‘s annual fall tour originally scheduled for October 9-10 has been canceled due to Covid-19.

¯ Wolf Creek Church of Christ (505 N SR 78 NW, Malta, Ohio) will be holding an evangelistic meeting at 7:00 p.m. Oct. 15-16 and 9:45 a.m. Oct. 17 with Roger and Jordan Shouse. Roger preaches for the Charlestown Church of Christ in New Albany, Indiana, and Jordan preaches at the Campbell Road Church of Christ in Garland, Texas.

¯ A fundraising dinner for Laura Glover will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on October 16 at the Cutler Community Building (formerly Cutler Elementary). The event will feature a gun raffle, a quarterfinal beef raffle, auctions, live bands and a country store raffle. Food available to eat in or take away. Donations for the campaign store and silent auction are accepted. For more information, call 740-667-3006.

¯ The Pioneer Ladies Civitan Style Show originally scheduled for October 19 has been canceled this year due to health and safety concerns. The event has been postponed until October 18, 2022. Cash donations can be sent to: Pioneer Ladies Civitan, 1560 Coal Run Road, Marietta.

¯ The Marietta Area College Fair will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on October 21 at the WSCC campus, 710 Colegate Drive, Marietta. Students and parents will explore the two- and four-year options and speak to representatives from many institutions in Ohio and West Virginia. The event will also include a FAFSA workshop with experienced financial aid staff. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, email [email protected] or call 740-374-8716.

¯ Tickets are on sale now for the 17th Annual Humane Society of the Ohio Valley FUR BALL, which will be held from 7 p.m. to midnight on October 23 at the Elizabeth Sugden Broughton Community Building, Ohio 821, Marietta. Tickets cost $ 45 per person or $ 400 for a table for eight. BBQ dinner will be 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.

¯ MOV Trunk-or-Treat will be partnering with the Washington Co. Fairboard for its 2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 30 at the Washington Co. Fairgrounds. Volunteers installed from 4:30 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Hand disinfection stations will be available and masks are recommended due to Covid-19. For more information, call 740-434-1259 or 740-440-1201.

¯ First Congregational Church United Church of Christ (318 Front Street in Marietta) will continue their free weekly on-the-go breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. every Saturday. Everyone is welcome.

Courses / Workshops / Programs / Seminars

¯ African Drum Classes will meet from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on October 9 and continue to meet on the second Saturday of each month at the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta Social Hall, 232 3rd St., Marietta. Master drummer Lawrence Greene will lead the workshops. Suggested donation: $ 15 to $ 20. Prior registration required; call Reverend Kat Hawbaker at 740-373-1238 or Shelley Khatib at 703-340-5502 to register. Drums will be provided to students who need them. Masks required.

¯ The Castle will feature the Graveyard Tours: Bringing These Pioneers in at 10 a.m. and noon on October 23 from Mound, Fifth and Scammel Streets Cemetery in Marietta. Follow the “Long blue line” of the founding of Marietta College with stories of some of the people who built it into one of the best institutions it is today. For more information, visit bit.ly/3xeMwo3.

¯ The fall session of the Marietta YMCA Youth Running Club will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays until November 4. Fall Back 5K will take place on November 7. The cost is $ 80; financial assistance available. For more information call 740-336-1041 or contact [email protected]

¯ The Marietta Children’s Choir will begin rehearsals at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Hermann Fine Arts Pavilion at Marietta College. New members welcome.

¯ A GriefShare program will be held at Gilman United Methodist Church from noon to 1:30 pm Thursdays through November 11 in the Fellowship Hall. Each session contains a video and a discussion time. A free binder is provided. For more information or to pre-register, call Gilman UMC at 740-373-6478.

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