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¯ Reno Area Water and Sewer District will hold its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 pm Tuesday in the Reno Water Office Building, 170 Mount Tom Road. Public is welcome. Safe distancing will be practiced and masks are requested because of COVID.

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

¯ Warren Township Trustees will hold meetings at 6 pm the fourth Monday of each month at the Township office, 95 Coffman Road, Marietta.

¯ Ludlow Township will hold regular monthly meetings the last day of each month at 7:30 pm at the town hall.

¯ Mid-Ohio Valley Citizens Action Coalition will meet the fourth Monday of the month at Freedom Gate Church, Tennis Center Road, Marietta. See the organization’s website for more information.

Events

¯ The Relay For Life of Washington Kick Off Rally will be held at 5:30 pm today at Marietta Memorial Hospital Strecker Cancer Center Conference Room, Level G, 4th Street entrance. Everyone is welcome. To sign up, visit relayforlife.org/washingtoncounty.

¯ The Career Center’s Adult Technical Training Center, State Route 676 in Marietta, will hold a special event for high school seniors from 2-6 pm Tuesday. Students and their parents are invited to stop by anytime during the event to tour program labs, learn how to apply for FAFSA and more. For more information, visit mycareerschool.com or call 1-740-373-6283.

¯ David Pepper will discuss his book, “Laboratories of Autocracy”, at 6 pm Tuesday in the McDonough Auditorium at Marietta College. The event is free and open to the public.

¯ VFW Post #5108 at 319 Pike St., Marietta, will hold a baked steak dinner fundraiser from 5-6 pm Wednesday. The cost is $8 per person. For carry-out or more information, call 740-374-9038.

¯ HOPE (Helping Other People Endure) support group for suicide survivors will host a bingo benefit Saturday at the Beverly/Waterford Squad Building, 207 4th St. Doors open at 1:15 pm and bingo starts at 2:15 pm $20 for 20 games . All proceeds benefit the Suicide Awareness Alliance of Washington County. For more information, call 740-336-8052.

¯ O’Neill Center will sponsor a group trip to The Ark & Newport Aquarium April 25-26. The cost is $335 per person for double occupancy. Trip includes entrance to The Ark, dinner at Emzara’s Kitchen buffet, overnight stay in an area hotel and a hot breakfast. Charter bus will depart from Marietta Lowe’s. For more information, call Nancy Matheny at 740-373-3914.

¯ The Marietta Earth Day Celebration will be held from 10 am to 1 pm Saturday at Armory Square. The event will include live music, crafts, green technologies, displays and demonstrations for both children and adults. Trash to Art Show entries must be brought to the table at the Square by 10 am

¯ Erica Dodge and Shanon Woodward will perform at the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville Saturday. Dodge will perform a blend of positive country music along with southern gospel and Woodward will sing today’s country music hits. Doors open at 5 pm, show begins at 6 pm Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at OhioValleyOpry.com, by calling 740-525-9218 or at the door the night of the show.

¯ VFW Post #5108 at 319 Pike St., Marietta, will hold a Sunday breakfast 8:30-10:30 am April 24. The cost is $7 per person.

¯ Marietta Friends of the Library will host a used book sale April 29-30 and May 2-3 at the Marietta Library annex, 617 Fifth St. Hours are 5-8 pm April 29 for members only (memberships may be purchased at the door ). Hours are 9 am to 4 pm April 30 and May 2-3. A full bag of books may be purchased for $2 May 3.

¯ The Creston Community Building Spring ATV Poker Run will be held April 30 at 340 Anns Run Road, Creston, W.Va. Registration is from 9 am to noon and the entry fee is $10. The event will include door prizes, 50/50 and breakfast and dinner items. For more information, call 304-275-3578 or 304-275-0003.

¯ VFW Post #5108 at 319 Pike St., Marietta, will hold a t-bone steak fry fundraiser from 5-7 pm April 30. The cost is $15 per person. For carry-out or more information, call 740-374-9038.

¯ The O’Neill Center 2022 Quarter Auction fundraiser will be held June 24. The event will include a 50/50 drawing, concessions and extra paddles for sale. At intermission there will be a wine pull for $10 per chance. Tickets are $5 and are available at the O’Neill Center; space is limited. For more information, call 740-373-3914.

¯ The Frontier High School Alumni Association Committee from the classes of 1969-1990 will host a golf scramble at 9 am May 7 at the St. Marys golf course in St. Marys. The alumni is hosting a four man 18 hole $200 entry fee scramble. All proceeds benefit the Frontier Alumni Association 1969-1990 Scholarship fund. For more information, contact Jeff Beaver at 740-374-4026 or cbeaver@suddenlink.net.

¯ The Knights of Columbus 4617 in Churchtown will host A Night at the Races May 7 at the venue at 17472 OH-676, Marietta. Doors open at 4 pm, appetizers served at 5 pm and races begin at 5:30 pm Tickets are $30 ea. or $240/table (8 people). For tickets or more information, call Taylor Pottmeyer at 412-215-6470.

¯ The Humane Society of the Ohio Valley is holding its 300 Club Fundraiser. There will be a weekly drawing for $100 for 51 weeks, with a final drawing for $500. All winning tickets return to the drawing, so there are multiple chances to win. Each ticket is $50 and can be purchased at tinyurl.com/yckjm65e

¯ St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St. in Marietta, will provide a free community meal the first Tuesday of each month. For more information, call Marybeth Peebles at 740-374-6922 and leave a message.

¯ Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., will offer a free take-out meal from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm the first Friday of each month. All are welcome.

¯ First Congregational Church United Church of Christ (318 Front St. in Marietta) will continue its weekly free breakfast as take-out from 8:30-10 am each Saturday. All are welcome.

¯ Gilman UMC will hold Sunday School for K-12 from 9:15-10:15 am the first Sunday of each month. Parents are welcome to join the adult class which meets in the lounge or join Coffee Time for light refreshments and to meet the congregation. Face masks are mandatory for children and parents.

Classes/Workshops/Programs/Seminars

¯ The O’Neill Center will host a Walkers’ Club at 10 am each Tuesday, weather permitting. Walkers may bring friends, family or dogs with them. The group will meet at the O’Neill Center to sign in. To register, call 373-3914.

¯ The Lakeside Ladies Golf Association will begin its Tuesday morning 9-hole Golf League April 26 at Lakeside Golf Course in Beverly through the last Tuesday in September. Any lady golfer interested in joining the league is welcome. League dues are $20 for the year. For more information, call Janet Chase at 740-525-4746 or Angie Huck 740-350-6201.

¯ Gilman UMC at 312 Gilman Avenue will offer a faith-based cancer support group the second Monday of each month from noon to 1 pm beginning May 9. Attendees may bring a brown bag lunch. Facemasks not required but are available. To pre-register, call the church at 740-373-6478. Attendees may also register at the first meeting.

¯ A GriefShare Program will be offered from noon to 1:30 pm Thursdays through May 12 at Gilman United Methodist Church inside the Fellowship Hall. Each session consists of a video, discussion time and a free workbook with daily exercises. Facemask is required. For more information or to pre-register, call 740-373-6478.

¯ The O’Neill Center will host 8 weeks of Matter of Balance classes at 1 pm Tuesdays. Classes are free to the public. Reservations required; space is limited. For more information, call 740-373-3914.

¯ Registration is open for Summer Youth Soccer Camps for ages 5-12 at Broughton Nature and Wildlife Education Area fields off of 821 by the Marietta Family YMCA. The dates are June 6-10, July 11-15 and Aug. 1-5. One week camp fee is $60 for 9:30 am to 2 pm Monday through Friday. For more information, contact Tommy Eremus at 740-336-1041 or teremus@mariettaymca.org

¯ Zumba classes will be held from 5:30-6:30 pm Mondays and Wednesdays at the O’Neill Center. The cost is $5 per class or $25 for 6 classes. All ages welcome. For more information, call 740-373-3914.

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