Arts and crafts
Stained glass class, 6:30 to 8:30, beginning Feb. 2, Riverside Artists Gallery, beginning to intermediate; four two hour Wednesday sessions; taught by Greta Hanesworth; 376-0797.
Glass bead making, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 3 and 10, Riverside Artists Gallery; two three hour Thursday sessions; learn to use the torch to create and decorate colorful glass beads; taught by Bonnie Proudfoot; 376-0797.
Hot roast beef sandwich dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., Feb. 2, VFW Post 5108, 319 Pike St., Marietta; $6 per person; sponsored by MOC & MOCA 63; 374-9038.
Ohio Bell employees dinner, 6 p.m., Feb. 2, at Shoney's Restaurant, 44 Acme St., Marietta; for all employees, family and friends.
BBQ or plain rib dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., Feb. 4, VFW Post 5108, 319 Pike St., Marietta; $8 per person; 374-9038.
Beverly Eagles birthday dinner, 5:30 p.m., Feb. 4, meatloaf dinner with dessert; $7; carry out (740) 984-4733.
Baked steak dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Feb. 4, Norwood United Methodist Church, family activities building, 23 Colegate Dr., Marietta; $8 for adults, $4 for children ages two to eleven, children under two are free; baked goods for sale; 374-5606.
Breakfast, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Feb. 6, VFW Post 5108, 319 Pike St., Marietta; $5 per person; 374-9038.
All you can eat breakfast buffet, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 6, American Legion Post 389, Beverly; adults $6; children under 12 $3; proceeds to help fund a new project, Fly the Flag Proudly.
Purse-onally Yours purse auction and ladies night out, doors open at 5:30 p.m., view and bid on silent auction items, buffet; 6:30 auction begins; Feb. 3, Marietta Country Club; $25 individual ticket includes salad and dessert buffet, one glass of wine, cheese bar; $275 for corporate tables includes company name in program, up front reserved table for eight, buffet, eight souvenir wine glasses, two bottles of wine and special table hors d'oeuvres; donations of purses, incentive for live and silent auction, tickets, reservations, 373-0281; view purse descriptions at www.washingtoncountyredcross.org after Jan. 15.
Fundraising breakfast for FaithLink, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Feb. 5, sponsored and held at Applebees, Vienna; tickets $5 and may be purchased or reserved in advance at the FaithLink office; raffle tickets $1 or six for $5; reserve tickets in advance (304) 424-3457.
Marietta Kiwanis Club 57th annual pancake days, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 and 5; First Congregational Church, 318 Front St., Marietta;. largest fundraiser, all the proceeds go back into our community; raffle and silent auction both days; tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanis member, at Peoples News, The Marietta Times and Citizens Bank in Marietta and Williamstown Pharmacy; $5 in advance or $6 at the door; children under age five eat free with any ticket holder; Kiwanis meets every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Gilman United Methodist Church in Marietta, guests are welcome; 373-9205 or 350-5788.
Cabin Fever Luau to benefit the Marietta Family YMCA, 7:30 to 8 p.m., social with appetizers, cash bar, desserts; 8 to 11 p.m., dance with DJ Mike Bishman, snacks, cash bar, Feb. 5, Marietta Shrine Club; $25 per person; dress extremely casual, limbo and prizes for the best beach wear; tickets at the door, at the Marietta YMCA or 373-2250.
Third Annual Relay for Life bingo, noon, doors open; 1 p.m., bingo starts, Feb. 19, Warren High Cafeteria; $25 donation/20 games includes soup, sandwich, dessert supper; early bird drawing for advance purchases, 50/50, country store and Longaberger baskets and sisters purse; (740) 678-8443.
Parkersburg South Baseball Boosters basket bingo, 6 p.m., 4:30 p.m. doors open, Feb. 19, Eagles Club on Gihon Road; 25 games for $20; early bird drawing, second chance basket, 50/50 drawing, door prizes, concessions; (304-474-3031 or our website www.parkersburgsouthbaseball.com.
The Crohn's and Colitis Support Group meeting, 7 p.m., Feb. 1; fourth floor computer room at Marietta Memorial Hospital; for anyone with Inflammatory Bowel disease and their families/friends; 373-4899.
I-Will-Survive-Bipolar support group; 3 and 7 p.m., Mondays, St. Luke's Episcopal Church; for more information 434-5390.
Circle of Hope peer Support Group, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays at St. Luke's Lutheran Church; 6 to 7 :30 p.m. Thursdays in multi purpose room, Marietta Memorial Hospital; for adult citizens of Washington County residents who are or have been consumers of mental health services; sharing experiences encouraged but not required; confidentiality strictly upheld; 336-8526.
MOPS of Marietta/Williamstown, support group for moms of children ages birth through age 5, meets the second Thursday of each month, 9:15 to 11:30 a.m., First Baptist Church, Williamstown; childcare available; (740) 236-1558 or www.mops.org.
NAMI Washington County Family-to-Family support group, 7 p.m., Feb. 10, for family members and friends of those who are suffering from different forms of mental illness; at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Second St. Marietta; (740) 373-8000.
39th annual Davis Anderson Memorial Pinewood Derby, first race begins at 10 a.m. and the council finals are held beginning at 6 p.m., Grand Central Mall, center court area, Feb. 5; (304) 482-7576 or email@example.com.
Four Chaplains Sunday program by American Legion Post 750, Lowell; 2 p.m., Feb. 6, at Lowell Elementary School; (740) 984-2862.
Marietta College Anderson Planetarium February shows, performance of Zula Patrol: Down to Earth, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 10 and 2 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 20, Marietta College campus on the corner of Fourth and Butler streets; February reservations taken starting Feb. 1; to reserve free spot, 376-4827 or firstname.lastname@example.org; accepting donations at the conclusion of each program and those without reservations will be admitted on a space-available basis.
Father Daughter Date Night, 7 to 9 p.m., Feb. 5, for fathers (and father figures) and their daughters of all ages, Wood County Christian School gymnasium; speaker and entertainer Trevor Gearhart from Appleton, Wisc., humor, song, special message for dads and daughters; 5x7 photo taken; each girl is asked to bring a tray of baked goods (cookies, muffins, cupcakes) on a disposable plate or tray; tickets $6 each at Sugden's Bookstore, Stoked Coffee and the Wood County Christian School office; www.fatherdaughterdate.com.
AARP free tax aide program, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., each Monday and Thursday from Feb. 1 to April 14, Knights of Columbus building in the 300 block of Franklin Street in Harmar; no appointment necessary: 12:30 to 4 p.m., Feb. 16 and March 16, Reno Community Center; taxpayers are asked to bring picture ID, Social Security cards for all dependents, all W-2's and 1099's and last years return, if available.
Washington-Morgan Community Action free tax clinic, Feb. 5, at the main office of Washington-Morgan Community Action, 218 Putnam St., Marietta; through, the Ohio Benefit Bank; appointment must be made in advance; free tax filing is offered to anyone whose annual household income is less than $57,000; 373-3745.
Marietta Senior Club Valentine's Day party, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Feb. 9, O'Neill Senior Center; bring potluck dish or pay $3; guest speaker Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks on frauds and scams against senior citizens; 373-2596.
Washington County Habitat for Humanity 11th Annual Paul L. Callihan Dinner and Auction, 5:30 p.m., silent auction; 6 p.m., entertainment; 6:45 p.m., Cowboy Concessions catered dinner; 8 p.m., live auction; Feb. 11, Marietta Shrine Club; tickets are $30 per person, $50 per couple or $200 for table of eight; tickets can be purchased in advance by calling 373-9764 or email email@example.com com or at the door.
Victorian Valentine Workshop, 10 a.m. to noon or 2 to 4 p.m., Feb. 12, The Castle, 418 Fourth St., Marietta; $8.50 per person; all materials included; pre-registration required; 373-4180.
A Romantic Evening, 7 p.m., Feb. 12, Betsey Mills Club, a catered dinner, wine, corsage, entertainment, games, prizes, and a photo; $100 per couple; Betsey Mills Club will be taking the first 20 couples; 373-4981 to reserve.
The 22nd annual Chocolate on the Levee, 1 to 4:30 p.m., Feb.13, Levee House Cafe on Ohio Street in Marietta; $8 for adults, $5 for children and a ramily rate of $25; benefit fund raiser for EVE, Incorporated, the domestic violence agency and shelter for Washington County; for information or to donate a chocolate item, 374 - 5820.
Psychic Readings, 1 to 4 p.m., Feb. 13, The Castle, 418 Fourth St., Marietta; $35 per reading per person; reservations, 373-4180.
O'Neill Center to host Debra Conner as Margaret Blennerhasset, 1 p.m., Feb. 14, at O'Neill Center; free and open to the public; audience oriented with questions; "Just by Chance Barbershop Quartet" will also perform; 373-3914.
Community dinner and dance, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 12, Marietta Township Recreation Center; sponsored by Reno Lions Club; music by Lisa and Jerry Queen; tickets $10 by Feb. 10; 373-1777 or 374-7403.
Story time, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Belpre library; stories, crafts, songs and snacks; (740) 423-8381.
Story time, 11 a.m., Wednesdays, Beverly branch library; adult must accompany the children, lasts about an hour and can include stories, crafts, small movies, games, and a snack; (740) 984-4060.
Book discussions at the Beverly Library, noon, the third Saturday of the month; lunch provided; we ask that you have read the book before the discussion; (740) 984-4060.
Beverly Library spring programs, 4 p.m., Feb. 1 for elementary children, Happy Chinese New Year and Groundhog Day; 4 p.m, Feb. 8 for elementary children, make valentines, chocolate; at the Beverly Library; 11 a.m., Feb. 9, usually an hour and can include stories, crafts, small movies, games and snack, for pre-readers, a Valentine's day story time, adult accompany children; 300 McIntosh St., Beverly; 984-4060.
Story hour and toddler time registration at the New Matamoras Library, begins Feb. 2; interactive program for ages two and three; stories, crafts, creative play, music; space is limited, registration is required, (740) 865-3386.
Coffee Break at the library, 10 a.m., Feb. 14, New Matamoras Branch, 100 Merchant St.; guest speaker, Dean Sinclair from the Ohio Deparement of Natural Resources, discussing the variety of wildlife in the area; free; everyone is invited; (740) 865-3386.
The Friends of the Barlow Library semi-annual used book sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 17, 18, 19, Barlow Branch Library, Ohio 339; (740) 678-0103.
Video conference management leadership series, "Innovating for the Upturn" presented by Jim Carroll, 8 a.m. registration and breakfast; 8:30 to 11 a.m., Feb. 10, WSCC in the Business and Technology Bldg., Room 103; free; www.techsolve.org/events (740) 373-5150.
The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association's 32nd annual conference, Feb. 19 and 20, in Granville, Ohio; Ohio's largest organic/sustainable agriculture gathering; keynote speakers Joan Dye Gussow and Klaas and Mary-Howell Martens, over 70 workshops, a trade show, organic and locally-sourced meals, a kids' conference, on-site childcare, and Saturday evening entertainment; www.oeffa.org.
Bluegrass and gospel music fest, 1 to 5 p.m., every Sunday, Peddlers Square, Belpre; local musicians are welcome to play and pick; refreshments are provided for musicians; shopping at the square; (304) 893-2928.
Bluegrass music jam, 4:30 p.m., dinner; 5:30 p.m., music begins, Feb. 5, River's Edge activity Center, Ohio 7, 1 1/2 miles north of Fly, 4 1/2 miles south of Sardis; camping, food, 50/50 drawing; (740) 213-3285 or (740) 865-2288.
A Tribute to 50 years of Bob Dylan, 7:15, Feb. 11, Graham Auditorium, Washington State Community College; $5 donation supports summer youth activities sponsored by The Right Path for Washington County; regional artists include Michael Morningstar, Rick Roberts and local artists, Michael Moon Mullen, Dave Martin, Vinnie Mele and High Schools That Rock.
Concert by the Clark Buelow Band, 8 p.m., Feb. 12, Graham Auditorium, Washington State Community College in the Arts & Sciences Center; part of Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series; Buelow, from Marietta, will be joined by other musicians from Columbus; free and open to the public; 374-8716, ext. 2107.
Front & Center, free music event for school age kids, noon to 1 p.m., Feb. 12, ARTS/West, 132 W. State St., Athens; poet Wendy McVicker with flutist Emily Prince and young pianists; second half of event is an open stage for kids, solo or group, to share instrumental or vocal music or just listen.
The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society 19th annual River City Ohio Blues Competition, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 18 and 19, at the Lafayette Hotel, Marietta: tickets are $5 for BJFMS members and $10 for non-members for the Friday night show, $10 for members and $15 for non-members for Saturday afternoon and $15 for members and $20 for non-members for the Saturday night performances; weekend passes are $25 for members and $40 for non-members; participating band members will be admitted free for the weekend; there will be one special guest ticket at member price for band members; (304) 295-4323.
Williamstown Woman's Club regular board meeting, 7 p.m, Jan. 31, Woman's club building, 112 Seventh Street; program by board members from the Hearts and Hands ministry; guests are welcome; a business meeting and refreshments will follow.
Oil and gas leasing and contract meeting, 7 p.m., Feb. 1,Waterford High School Band room (behind the Ag Building); speaker, Dale Arnold, director of Energy Policy, Ohio Farm Bureau on what you should know before signing a lease or if you have a current lease; 1-800-964-8184.
Washington County Board of Developmental Disabilities regular board meeting, 5:15 p.m., Feb. 1, Ewing School, 1701 Colegate Dr, Marietta; open to the public.
Valentine program for the Lower Muskingum Historical Society meeting, 6:30 p.m., Feb. 1, basement of the Fifth Street Church of Christ in Beverly; member Susanne Burchett will discuss and display valentines from three generations; the public is welcome to attend and also to bring their own valentines to show; tables will be available for displays; 984-4037.
The Muskingum Township Trustees regular meeting change, from Feb. 7 to 7 p.m., Feb. 2, Oak Grove Fire Department in Oak Grove.
General Benjamin D. Fearing Camp #2, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War meeting, 7 p.m, Feb. 3, American Legion Home off Eighth and Wooster streets in Marietta; outline progress on plans for upcoming events; featured speaker George Hall of Parkersburg discussing his research on the book "Civilian War in West Virginia: The Moccasin Rangers"; free and open to the public.
Borderline Harley Owners Group meeting, 5:30 p.m., Feb. 5, S&P Harley-Davidson, 80 Thunder Road, Williamstown; all National H.O.G. members are welcome.
Blennerhassett Chapter of Trout Unlimited February meeting, 7 p.m., Feb. 7, Vienna Public Library; guest speaker, Shane Holt (weather permitting), discussing planning for a Yellowstone vacation; 304-422-6623.
The Harmar Hill Neighborhood Crime Watch meeting, 7 pm, Monday, Feb. 7, at Lookout Park; program will be presented by the Honorable Judge Ed Lane, Washington County Common Pleas Court; all area residents are invited to attend.
Natural Resources Assistance Council Meeting, 10 a.m., Feb. 9, Buckeye Hills-Hocking Valley Regional Development District, 1400 Pike St., Marietta; to review Round Seven grant applications to determine eligibility for funding; 374-9436 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suicide prevention coalition for Washington County meeting, 3 to 4 p.m., Feb. 17, in the basement of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 401 Scammel St., Marietta; the public is invited; for more information call the Washington County Mental Health and Recovery Board; 374-6990.
Marietta High School 30 year reunion, class of 1981, July 8 and 9; contact information and quetions to John Walsh at John@johnawalsh.com.
The Washington County Health Department, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays, for childhood and adult immunizations.
Flu vaccinations, available from 1 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays, Washington County Health Department, 342 Muskingum Drive, Marietta; $20 adults, $10 children; no appointment needed; no one turned away for inability to pay; 374-2782.
The Mid Ohio Valley Dragon Boat Team free informational presentation, 1 p.m., Feb. 5, Betsey Mills Club; Kem Dye, guest speaker from Strecker Cancer Center, a Breast Cancer Health Care Navigator presenting updated information about cancer detection and recovery; a short business meeting will follow; everyone is welcome; email@example.com.
Illustrated lecture "ANNYONG HASEYO !", 2 p.m., Feb. 15, Saint Mary Church Social Hall in Marietta, corner of Fourth and Wooster streets; following trips to Korea, Judy Sjostedt will share her adventures in Korea; free and open to the public; sponsored by the Marie Ausenheimer Trust Fund.
Founders Day speaker to offer expert advice on health care debate, 7 p.m., Feb. 17, Marietta College, Dr. Marilyn Moon to speak.
27th Milton Friedman Lecture by Northwestern professor, Dr. Lynne Kiesling; 7:30 p.m., Jan. 30, Alma McDonough Auditorium, Marietta College; she will also speak to the Economic Roundtable of Ohio Valley luncheon, noon, Jan. 31, Lafayette Hotel; 376-4408.
Wayne National Forest "Wild Weekend Discovery Series", Nelsonville, Ohio; Feb. 5, Snowflakes; March 5, Owls; April 2, Amphibians; May 7, Birds; June 4, Pollination; July 2, Butterflies; Aug. 6. Fungus; Sept. 3, Trees; Oct .1, Bats; follow the Wayne National Forest on Twitter, a source of Wayne National Forest updated information @WayneNationalFS; (740) 753-0862.
Annual tree sale, until March 25, Washington Soil and Water Conservation District; 21330 Ohio 676, Marietta; includes Conifers, flowering trees, deciduous trees, native shrubs, wildflower seeds, order forms; 373-4857.
Men's four-on-four basketball league, The Betsey Mills Club will be hosting a men's four-on-four basketball league; games will run every Sunday; to form a team, 373-4981 for a team roster registration form.
YMCA Fall Kids Company, before and after school care; Guided Discovery Preschool ages three to five years; register now; 373-2250.
The Institute for Learning in Retirement courses, a community based organization of retirement-aged people, to run between Jan. 17 and March 11; the courses are: Principles of Photography, taught by Mitch Casey, 3 to 5 p.m., Mondays, Jan. 17 through March 7; Shakespeare's Greatest Hits, taught by Dr. Joseph Sullivan, Tuesdays 3 to 5 p.m., Jan. 18 through March 8; From Plymouth Plantation to Haight Ashbury; Town, City and Community in American History, taught by Dr. Paula Riggs, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Jan. 19 to March 9; How Far is That Star? taught by Dr. Ann Bragg, 2 to 4 p.m., Jan. 20 to March 10; and Music to Drive the Winter Blues Away taught by various instructors 1 to 3 p.m., Fridays, Jan. 21 to March 11; $30 per course; will be held at various locations on the Marietta College campus; 373-0410, firstname.lastname@example.org or 376-9921, email@example.com or visit the Institute's web site at ilr.marietta.edu; registrations may be sent, complete with registration fee, to the Institute for Learning in Retirement, Marietta College, 215 Fifth St., Marietta 45750.
Free computer classes, offered at the Marietta location of the Washington County Public Library, 615 Fifth St.; 10:15 a.m., Feb. 3, Introduction to Spreadsheets, two hour class, basics of spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel, some computer experience is helpful: 2 p.m., Feb. 8, Introduction to the Internet, 1 1/2 to 2 hours, learn how to get connected to the Internet and use a web browser; 10:15 a.m., Feb. 10, Intermediate Computing, for those who have already taken computer basics, 1 1/2 to 2 hours; space is limited, registration recommended; 373-1057, ext. 208 or at the library's information desk.
Group exercise class, 3 to 3:45 p.m., starting Sunday, Feb. 20, Michele's One Step Up Studio, 419 Second St., St Marys; $5 per person; open to the public and all fitness levels (740) 525-4630.
Group fitness class, 6:30 to 7 :15 p.m., Thursdays, St. Bernard's Church, 309 Seventh St., Beverly; $6 per person; open to the public and all fitness levels; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mid Ohio Valley Dragon Boat Team exercise program, 5 to 6 p.m., starting Feb. 1, Betsey Mills Club gym; anyone interested in Dragon Boating is welcome; email@example.com.
Boot Camp fitness class, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays; Marietta Boot Camp, 1100 Pike St., Marietta; $ per person; (740) 350-6883.
Zumba fitness classes, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., every Tuesday, Jessica's Dance Company, 219 Second St., Marietta; one hour class, $5; (304) 488-6903
Aerobics classes, every Thursday from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., at St. Bernard's Catholic Church gymnasium in Beverly, Ohio; $6 per person; (740) 525-4630.
TurboKick kickboxing classes, every Sunday from 3 to 3:45 p.m. and Thursday night from 6:15 to 6:45 p.m., at Marietta Boot Camp 1100 Pike Street Marietta; cost $5 per class; (740) 350-6883.
ZUMBA Classes, every Sunday from 4 to 4:30 p.m. at Marietta Boot Camp, 1100 Pike Street Marietta; $5 per class; (740) 350-6883.
New Zumba classes beginning, Jan. 4, 6 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays; 1 p.m., Wednesdays and Fridays; at O'Neill Center, 333 Fourth St., Marietta; $5 drop in fee or $25 for five weeks with the sixth week free; high energy Latin/hip hop including some free hand weight usage; for any age and ability; class sizes limited; register at 373-3914.
Zumba classes at Knights of Columbus in Churchtown, 5:30 p.m., Wednesdays, starting Jan. 5; 9 a.m. Fridays, starting Jan. 7; on Ohio 676; $5 per class; 525-4801 or Facebook Churchtown Zumba; Carla Pottmeyer, 525-4801.
"New Year, New You" Biggest Loser Challenge, six weeks from Feb. 1 to March 15, Marietta Boot Camp; unlimited monthly class pass, two private team workouts with your trainers each week, keeping a daily food and exercise journal, weekly weigh-in and measurements, wellness education and accountability; sign up deadline is Jan. 27; $250; (740) 350-6883 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio River Museum, 601 Front St., Marietta; 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays; open weekdays to groups by appointment only; 373-3750.
The Castle, 418 Fourth St., Marietta, open, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays; 1 to 4 p.m. weekends; includes exhibit of photographs taken during the 17-year renovation; adults, $6; senior citizens, $5.50; students, $2.50; 373-4180.
Campus Martius Museum, open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays year round; open to groups by appointment; 373-3750.
Winter swimming lessons at the YMCA, Winter session II lessons, Feb. 7 to March 3; Monday and Wednesday evenings for preschool swimmers or Tuesday and Thursday evenings for school age swimmers; private swim lessons available; must pre-register, 373-2250.
Marietta Family YMCA lifeguard course, Session I, Jan. 11 to Feb. 16; Session II, March 1 to April 6; Session III, April 12 to May 18; 48 hour lifeguard training course; up-to-date rescue techniques, safety and survival skills, legal responsibilities, and spinal injury management; upon successful completion of the course, participants will become certified lifeguards; courses contain the American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer/AED/Oxygen Administration and First Aid; please note that registration and attendance does not guarantee certification; participants must pass 100% of the water skills test and 80% of each written test in order to become certified; candidates MUST be 16 of age before the end of class (no exceptions); must pass pretest before start of class; 500 yard swim, two minute tread (legs only), surface dive (head and feet first to deepest part of the pool), and swim underwater for a minimum of 15 ft.; 100% attendance is mandatory (non-negotiable); each class will consist of classroom and pool activities; candidates must be free from physical and mental impairments that would limit them from accomplishing required tasks; candidates will be issued a physical form to be signed by physician; all candidates must pre-pay and register by calling 373.2250; classes on Tuesday's and Wednesday's, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; class size limited, 373.2250 to schedule pretest appointment; cost, full member $180 program member $200.