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Meetings

¯ A Fort Frye Local Finance Committee meeting will be held at noon Monday. A meeting of the Buildings and Grounds Committee will follow at 1:00 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Beverly Center Elementary School, 510 5th St., Beverly.

¯ The Mid Ohio Valley Beekeepers Association will meet Monday at 7 p.m. at the Lions Club, 315 Valley Manor Lane in Boaz. The themes of the evening will be “Humidity in the hive due to temperature variations” and “Feed those hungry bees”.

¯ The Wolf Creek School Board will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Waterford Secondary School Library for the purpose of nominating a candidate for the open board seat and any other business deemed necessary.

¯ Putnam Community Water Corporation will hold its annual meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Department of Water office (upper floor of the red brick building) at 920 River Road in Devola, next to the EMCA pool. The election of officers will take place. Members invited to attend. For more information, contact office 740 373-0975 or email [email protected]

¯ The date and location of the regular January Fort Frye School Board meeting has been changed to 6 p.m. Jan. 28 at Lowell Elementary School, 305 Market Street.

¯ Reno Area Water and Sewer District will hold its regular meeting at 6 p.m. on February 15 in the Reno Water Office Building, 170 Mount Tom Road. Public reception. Safety distance will be practiced and masks are requested due to COVID.

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

¯ The Township of Grandview will hold regular meetings at 6:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at Town Hall. There are three exceptions: the February, July and September meetings will take place on February 14, July 11 and September 12.

¯ Palmer Township will hold meetings at 7:00 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Palmer Community Building, 7153 SR 676. There are two exceptions: July and September meetings will be July 7 and September 8. End of year meeting to be determined.

¯ The Marietta High School Class of 1955 will hold meetings at 11:30 a.m. 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 meetings at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.

¯ Warren Township Trustees will hold meetings at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of each month at the Township Office, 95 Coffman Road, Marietta.

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

¯ The Waterford Township Board will meet in regular session at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in 2022 at the Township Building.

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

¯ The Washington County Coeducational Vocational School District School Board will hold regular monthly meetings for 2022 at 6 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Council Chambers of the Annex Building. The June meeting will take place on June 9 and/or 27, and the July date is to be determined.

¯ The Township of Ludlow will hold regular monthly meetings on the last day of each month at 7:30 p.m. at 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. Check the organization’s website for more information.

¯ The Watertown Township Board of Directors will hold their regular monthly meetings in 2022 at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the Watertown VFD.

Events

¯ Norwood United Methodist Church will be offering a free drive-thru meal from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today in the driveway next to the church. Enter on Vine Street and exit on Colegate Drive.

¯ The KofC Council Free Throw Competition #4617 will be held on Sunday at KofC Hall Gymnasium in Churchtown, 17472 SR 676, Marietta. Open to all girls and boys aged 9 to 14 starting January 1. Register at noon and competition starts at 1 p.m. A parent or guardian must be present. Free entry. For more information, call Ian Alexander at 740-525-4898.

¯ The Veritas Classical Academy will organize a conference on the theme of “Classical education in modern times” February 4 at the Academy, 115 Victory Place, Marietta. The event will begin at 8:30 am with breakfast and speakers will be present throughout the day. Lunch will be provided and the conference will end at 3:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. To register, call 740-885-2033.

¯ Matamoras #374, Free and Accepted Masons will host a community breakfast buffet from 8-11 a.m. Feb. 5 at 301 Main St. Breakfast includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, apples hash browns, cookies, pancakes, orange juice and coffee. The public is invited to attend. Take away available. The suggested donation is $7 per person. Proceeds benefit the Grand Lodge of Ohio Charitable Foundation, the Ohio Masonic Home and local charities.

¯ The River City Runners and Walkers Club and the Deitzler Foundation will host ultramarathon runner Charlie Engle at 7:30 p.m. on February 11 at First Presbyterian Church in Parkersburg, 1341 Juliana St. Engle will share her running story across more than 40 countries, the Sahara Desert and the Amazon Rainforest. The cost is $14 at the door; Free for RCRWC members.

¯ Knights of Columbus Council Winter Draw #4617 will be held Feb. 12 at 17472 SR 676, Marietta. Tickets are $50 each and include: cocktails from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., dinner from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., drawing from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., orchestra from 9 p.m. to midnight. The grand prize is $4,000. For tickets, call Dean Brooker at 740-629-4884.

¯ The Zonta Club of the MOV is seeking nominations for its Woman of the Year Award presented at the Marietta Chamber of Commerce dinner on March 7. All nominations must be mailed by January 28 and sent to: Zonta Club of the MOV, Woman of the Year, PO Box 634 Marietta, OH 45750. For a full list of details, visit the Zonta Club of the MOV Facebook page.

¯ The Cancer Kickers Relay for Life Team Quarterback Auction will be held March 12 at Marietta VFW, 319 Pike Street. Merchants will be on hand to do their shopping. The first paddle is $5 and additional paddles are $3.

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

¯ First Congregational Church United Church of Christ (318 Front St. in Marietta) will continue its free weekly grab-and-go breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. each Saturday. Everyone is welcome.

¯ Gilman UMC will hold Sunday School for K-12 from 9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. on 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. Wearing a mask is compulsory for children and parents.

Courses/Workshops/Programs/Seminars

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

¯ The Marietta Children’s Choir will hold rehearsals at 7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Hermann Fine Arts Building at Marietta College. Welcome new members.

¯ The O’Neill Center, 333 Fourth St. in Marietta, will host grief and bereavement support groups from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays sponsored by Marietta Hospice. For more information, call Marietta Hospice at 740-374-9100 or The O’Neill Center at 740-373-3914.

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