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¯ The Washington Co. Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 10:30 am Saturday at the Washington Co. Library lower-level meeting room. David Baker Will Present “James Backus, His Fascinating Life in Early Marietta”. For more information or changes, visit washogs.org.

¯ Liberty Township will hold their monthly meeting on Friday, May 6 at 5 pm.

¯ The Belpre Township Trustees will hold regularly scheduled meetings the first Monday of every month at 335 Baker Road, Little Hocking. These meetings are open to the public. For more information, contact the Trustees at the township office, 740-423-6366.

¯Reno Area Water and Sewer District will be having the regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 6:00 pm in the Reno Water Office Building at 170 Mount Tom Road. Public is welcome. Practicing social distancing and masks are recommended.

¯ Grandview Township will hold regular meetings at 6 pm the first Monday of each month at the township hall. There are three exceptions: February, July and September meetings will be held Feb. 14, July 11 and Sept. 12.

¯ Muskingum Township will hold regular meetings at 7 pm the first Monday of each month with these exceptions: Wednesday, March 2; Wednesday, July 6; and Tuesday, Sept. 6. Odd month meetings are held at the townhall and even month meetings are held at the Oak Grove Fire Department.

¯ Palmer Township will hold meetings at 7 pm the first Monday of each month at the Palmer Community Building, 7153 SR 676. There are two exceptions: July and September meetings will be held July 7 and Sept. 8. Year-end meeting TBA.

¯ The Marietta High School Class of 1955 will hold meetings at 11:30 am the second Monday of each month at the Harmar Tavern, 205 Maple St. All classmates and friends welcome.

¯ Liberty Township will hold regular monthly meetings at 7 pm the second Monday of each month.

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

¯ The Village of Lower Salem will meet at 7 pm the second Tuesday of each month at the Village Hall for regular council meetings. Area residents invited to attend.

¯ Decatur Township will hold its monthly public meetings on the second Tuesday of each month at the township building on Welch Road in Cutler.

¯ Waterford Township Board of Trustees will meet in regular session at 7:30 pm the first Thursday of every month in 2022 at the township building.

¯ Lawrence Township will meet at 7 pm the first Thursday of each month at the Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department.

¯ The Washington County Joint Vocational School District Board of Education will hold regular monthly meetings for 2022 at 6 pm the second Thursday of each month in the Annex Building Board Room. The June meeting will be held June 9 and/or 27, and the July date is TBD.

¯ 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 second and fourth Mondays of each month at Freedom Gate Church, Tennis Center Road, Marietta. See the organization’s website for more information.

¯ Watertown Township Board of Trustees will hold their regular monthly meetings in 2022 at 6:30 pm the second Monday of each month at the Watertown VFD.

Events

¯ 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., Beverly. Doors open at 1:15 pm and bingo starts at 2:15 pm The cost is $20 for 20 games. All proceeds benefit the Suicide Awareness Alliance of Washington County. For more information, call 740-336-8052.

¯ 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 to 10:30 am The cost is $7 per person.

¯ Waterford Warrior 4-H Club will host Applebee’s “Together We Care Tuesday” fundraiser at Marietta Applebee’s at 482 Pike Street, Marietta on Tuesday, April 26. For more information contact Cheryl Klintworth at 740-525-3794 or Amber McDougal at 740-434-8436.

¯ Liberty Township will hold its annual spring clean up April 30 at the township building. Please do not dump paint, tires, or other hazardous products in the dumpster.

¯ 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 to 7 pm April 30. 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 inaugural Tunnel to Towers 5K Run/Walk will be held May 1 at the Nelsonville Historic Public Square. Registration will begin at 8 am and the run/walk will begin at 9 am For registration and more information, visit t2trun.org.

¯ Matamoras #374 Free and Accepted Masons at 301 Main St. will hold a community breakfast buffet from 8 to 11 am May 7. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, hash browns, biscuits, pancakes, a cinnamon roll, orange juice and coffee. Carry-out available. Suggested donation is $7 per person. Profits benefit Grand Lodge of Ohio Charitable Foundation, the Ohio Masonic Home and local charities.

¯ The Frontier High School Alumni Association Committee from 1969-1990 will host a golf scramble at 9 am May 7 at the St. Marys golf course in St. Marys. Alumni are hosting a four man 18 hole $200 entry fee scramble. 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.

¯Mother’s Day Dinner will be held Sunday, May 8, 2022 from 11 am to 2 pm at St. Henry’s Catholic Church St. Rt. 145 Harriettsville.

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