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¯ William and Louisa Miller Family Potluck at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, September 11 at Dodge Park, Beverly.

¯ VFW Post 5108 is hosting a build-your-own burger or hot dog, choice of fries or onion rings for $5 per person, 5-7 p.m., September 13, at 319 Pike St. Marietta.

¯ Author and historian David Mellott will present “The Seventh West Virginia Infantry Regiment: A Union regiment beleaguered from the most divided state of the war” at the next regular meeting of the Middle Ohio Valley Civil War Roundtable. The event begins at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 15, at the Parish Hall of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta. The public is welcome – No charge to attend. Supported by the Ohio Arts Council.

¯ The O’Neill Senior Center has planned a day trip. Please call 740-373-3914 to register. Backwoods Festival, Sept. 16, bus and admission $60.

¯ St. Luke’s Lutheran Church will host its 19th Annual Community Giving Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, September 16, 401 Scammel St., Marietta. The congregation will donate lightly used items to give away free to those in the community in need. Items include toys, household items, clothing, books, shoes, etc. We ask everyone to wear a mask inside our church. Everyone is welcome.

¯ The Little Muskingum Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a square dance from 7-10 p.m., Saturday, September 17, at The Barn at White Pine Acres, 2387 Reed Road, Marietta. Live music and calls from Buckeye Travelers. Concessions, cake walk, raffle and 50/50 draw. Admission: $5 single, $8 couple, $15 family. All proceeds benefit the Little Muskingum VFD.

¯ The Children’s Toy and Doll Museum 2nd Annual Doll and Bear Show and Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, September 17, at American Legion Post #64, 800 Wooster Street Marietta. Admission: $5 per person, children 12 and under are free if accompanied by an adult. A draw every half hour for door prizes. Must be present to win.

¯ The Salem-Liberty graduate banquet has been moved. Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 17 in the school gymnasium/cafeteria. The cost is $15 each, with checks made out and sent to SLHS ALumni, 26300 Goulds Run Road., Lower Salem. Entertainment will be Steve and Bev Pottmeyer.

¯ James Stanley, Jewett Palmer Jr. and the Toll of War, presented by author George Hall, will open the Belpre Historical Society’s fall lecture series. Sunday, September 18, 2 p.m., Farmers Castle Museum, Thomas Annex, 509 Ridge St., Belpre. Admission to donation is $5. The seats are limited. Please call to reserve (740-423-7588) and leave a message or contact at BHSFCMEC@gmail.com.

¯ The annual Berg Church Reunion will be held at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, September 18, at Berg Church. Bring a dish. A display of past historical events and a brief affair will take place. Berg Church is located at 447 Berg Church Road, Stanleyville. Contact for more information at 740-538-3214.

¯ Marietta Friends of the Library will be holding a book sale on September 23, 24, 26 and 27. Friday hours will be 5-7 p.m. for members only — or you can purchase a membership at the door. Saturday, Monday and Tuesday the hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday is bag day where a bag full of books can be purchased for $2. The sale is taking place at the Marietta Library Annex, located at 617 5th St., Marietta.

¯ Beverly-Center Elementary PTO will host its second annual Fall Food Truck Festival on Sunday, September 25. Join us for delicious food, great live music and shop our over 40 artisans and vendors inside. This fundraising event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine, at the Beverly-Center Elementary School at 510 Fifth St., Beverly.

¯ The Washington County GOP will host a golf race. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., shotgun tee time at 8:30 a.m., Sept. 30, at Lakeside Golf Course in Beverly. This is a four person/$300 per team scramble. Package includes green fees, cart, skins, hot breakfast, in-game refreshments and steak dinner. Hole sponsorships are available. For more information or to register your team, call Mark Warden at 740-516-1687. Charlie Schilling 740-350-9389 or Joe Derkin 330-858-2564.

¯ Rabies vaccinations for dogs and cats from noon to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, October 1, at Little Hocking Township Park, State Route 124, Little Hocking. The cost is $10.00 per animal. Dogs must be kept on a leash. Cats must be in cages. All animals must be 12 weeks old. For more information, call 740-374-2782 ext. 3322.

¯ The All-American Golf Tournament begins at 8 a.m. Saturday. October 1, at Pioneer Golf Course. Games, prizes, food and fun for the whole family while racing. Contact Tracy Wright at wrightracing@sbcglobal.net or 740-336-2428: Sponsored by Washington County Democrats.

¯ The Zonta Club of the Mid Ohio Valley will hold its Delicate for Dignity fundraiser, Saturday, October 8, at Jeremiah’s Coffee House on Front Street, Marietta. Dinner tickets will cost $25. We will have a guest speaker. We are raising funds again for hygiene products and underwear for women in our area. We are sponsoring a bra art contest with bra submissions due by September 16th.

¯ The Parkersburg Coin Club is hosting a Coin Show on Saturday and Sunday, October 29 and 30 at the Comfort Suites in Mineral Wells (167 Elizabeth Pike, 304-489-9600). Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Several merchants will be available to buy, sell and trade coins and precious metals. Admission is $1, which entitles attendees to participate in hourly door prize draws. There is ample free parking and on-site security. For more information, call Bill Beam at 304-483-0825 or visit our webpage at http://parkersburgcoinclub.org/.

¯ The Washington County Career Center Program Year Policy for Free/Discounted Meals for Students Unable to Pay the Full Price of Meals or Milk Served Under the National School Meals and School Breakfast Program is available at the school office. Please contact them at 740-373-2766, x4012, for more information.

¯ Free community meal on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 501 Fourth St., Marietta. Pickup only, enter through the church car park from Wooster Street.

¯ Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta, will be offering a free take-out meal from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the first Friday of each month. Everyone is welcome.

¯ Gilman United Methodist Church offers worship at 10:30 a.m. every Sunday, no mask is required but is available for those who wish to use one. Current CDC guidelines apply. Come early to join our adult Sunday School class at 9:15am. Coffee, light refreshments and good fellowship at “Coffee Time” at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. A weekly adult Bible study with Pastor Doug Thompson is also offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Everyone is welcome.


¯ Gilman United Methodist Church offers a new faith-based cancer support group, which meets the second Monday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall at 312 Gilman Ave., Marietta. Feel free to bring a brown lunch bag. Face masks are not required, but are available at the door, if desired. To register, please call the church at 740-373-6478.


¯ 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 six classes. All ages are welcome. For more information, call 740-373-3914.

¯ The O’Neill Center in Marietta will host bingo at 9:30 am on Thursday morning. There is no cost at the door to play 20 games, and it’s one nickel per card per game. Seating is limited.

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