A new session of Solid Ground Fitness, an exercise and inspiration program for women, will begin Jan. 4 and continue through Feb. 25 at Bethel Lighthouse Church.
Classes will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. each Monday and from 7 to 8 p.m. each Thursday at the church, which is on Washington County 126, just off Ohio 676.
This faith-based fitness program offers ladies a safe, effective physical workout in a Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual fitness as well. Classes are led by Vickie Hendershot, R.N.
All women are welcome to participate free of charge.
For more information: (740) 525-2514.
Day trip to Charleston planned
C.L. Tours is offering a day trip to Charleston, W.Va., on Friday, March 26, to attend the 13th annual Capital City Gospel Sing.
The gospel concert, which will begin at 6:45 p.m. in Charleston, will feature The Inspirations from Bryson, N.C.; the Good Shepherd Quartet from Pennington Gap, Va.; The Primitives from Chandler, N.C.; and Mike Upright from Penrose, N.C.
Participants will leave via motor coach from the Kroger parking lot in Marietta at 2:30 p.m. The bus will stop for an early dinner before the concert.
Cost for the trip, which includes reserved "Artist Circle" seating, is $49 per person. Cost for dinner is not included. Payment is due by Jan. 30 to Carol Brown, C.L. Tours, P.O. Box 68, Whipple, Ohio 45788.
For more information: Carol Brown at (740) 585-2500.
Pastors fellowship to meet in Cambridge
The Southeastern Ohio Pastors Fellowship will meet at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at the Great American Steak House in Cambridge.
Speakers will be Treeg Spicer, assistant pastor of Maranatha Bible Church in Zanesville, and Lester Bell, pastor of the Hartwood Church near Newcomerstown, Ohio.
For more information: 373-5551.
Unitarian church to hold celebration
The 13th Twelfth Night Celebration will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church at Third and Putnam streets, Marietta.
Theme for the program that is being presented by the Valley Renaissance Consort will be "Green Groweth the Holly." The celebration will include singing, instrumental music played on copies of period instruments and appropriate readings, followed by a feast of traditional Twelfth Night King Cakes and other foods. Fortunate celebrants may find a favor in their cake and be named "Kings" for the evening.
A contribution of $5 toward the Washington State Community College Foundation is requested. Students and children are admitted free.
For more information: Becky Wright at 373-2132 or Caroline Putnam at 373-4510.
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