Salem Liberty PTO carnival date change, from Saturday to April 5, at 4 p.m..
Coffee Break at New Matamoras Library canceled for February, next program, 10 a.m., March 10.
Benefit spaghetti dinner for Kiara Schwaben, 5 p.m., Saturday, Elks Lodge, Colegate Drive, Marietta; $7; to support continued medical treatment for 15-year-old MHS student who was in coma with continued cardiac issues at Children's Hospital; DJ Mike Martin, live auction with Ed Williams; cash bar.
Fifth annual Winter Car Club Swap Meet, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Junior Fair Building, Washington County Fair Grounds, 922 Front St., Marietta; antique car parts; sponsored by the Country Roads T & A Ford Club and the Mid-Ohio Valley Ford and Mustang Club; $5 per person, children under 12 free; free parking; vendor registration, email@example.com or (740) 538-0023; information, 373-5036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bingo, 6:30 p.m., every Tuesday, American Legion, Post 64, corner of Eighth and Wooster streets; doors open at 4:30 p.m. and sales begin at 5 p.m.
Bingo, 6 p.m., early bird; 7 p.m, regular; Tuesdays, St. Marys Golf Club, 2 1/2 miles north of downtown on W.Va. 2.
Bingo, 7 p.m.; doors open at 4 p.m., every Thursday and Saturday, St. Marys School, Third and Marion streets, Marietta.
Thirty-one Bag and Longaberger Basket bingo, 2 p.m., doors open at noon, Sunday, Waterford High School Gym; sponsored by Waterford Elementary PTO; concessions; advance tickets $20 for 20 games; $25 for 20 games at the door; raffle for weekend getaway $25
Belpre Senior Club home-style lunches, noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Belpre Senior Center, 1614 Washington Blvd., Howe's Grove Park, Belpre; $3; free transportation available to seniors in the Belpre area by calling for a van reservation before 10 a.m. on lunch days, (740) 423-6022.
Wild game dinner, Taste of the Wild, 5 p.m., Friday, River of Life Assembly of God, Social Hall adjacent to the church, 200 Franklin St., Marietta; elk, deer, rabbit, squirrel, trout and more; free and open to the community.
All-you-can-eat fish fry, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, V.F.W. Post 5108, 319 Pike St., Marietta; $8.
Chili dinner, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Sand Hill United Methodist Church, 725 Sandhill Road, Reno; freewill donation will be accepted, proceeds to go toward future outreach events; 373 8712.
Barlow Volunteer Fire Department pancake breakfast, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, firehouse, 549 Warrior Drive, Barlow; pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy and beverages will be served.
Breakfast, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Sunday, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5108, 319 Pike St., Marietta; $5; 374-9038.
Senior citizen round and square dance night, 7 to 10 p.m., Wednesdays, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5108, 319 Pike St., Marietta; $4 cover charge; food served from 5 to 7 p.m. for a minimal fee; for all ages; live bands; 374-9038.
Benefit dance, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Saturday, Our Lady of Mercy Social Hall, Lowell; all donations going to the Washington 4-H Endowment; potluck meal at 6:30 p.m. sponsored by the Washington County Farm Bureau; callers, Steve and Beverly Pottmeyer; admission is by donation for the endowment.
Search for Warren Local Hall of Honor nominees, should be school or community connected individuals who, through their performance and achievements reflect credit on the Warren Local School District; nomination form along with nomination criteria and the selection process can be found at www.warrenlocal.org; Warren Local School District, Our Schools, Warrior Hall of Honor; nomination forms can be picked up at Warren High School office or printed from the web site; all nominations are due by April 1; 678-2393.
Marietta FFA Alumni is holding a Sportsman's drawing, for 22 guns in April; tickets on sale now $20 each; 516-3425 or 516-0342.
Health Care Reform Seminars, hosted by Belpre Area Chamber of Commerce and The Schwendeman Agency; members and public invited; small employers (under 50) 9 a.m.; larger employers (over 50), 11 a.m., March 4, Fort Boreman Room, 1 Court Square, Market St., Parkersburg; and March 5, Hotel Lafayette Banquet Room, 101 Front St., Marietta; email@example.com or 373-6793
Legally Blonde: The Musical!, 7 p.m., Friday, Saturday; and 2 p.m., Sunday, Marietta Senior High School; $10 general admission, $12 and $15 reserved seats; tickets available 4 to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday until Friday in the MHS Auditorium Lobby; 374-2450
St. Marys Community Concert Band practices starting, 7 p.m., Tuesdays starting March 4, St Marys Marina, St. Marys, W.Va.; new members always welcome; all levels of competence accepted; no tryouts required; (740) 473-9076; firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Theatre at Marietta College presents Time Stands Still, 8 p.m., Friday; 8 p.m., Saturday; and 2 p.m., Sunday; Friederich Theatre, Hermann Fine Arts Center, Fourth and Butler streets, Marietta College Campus; by Donald Margulies, directed by Keith Foster; ticket reservations, www.marietta.edu/~thea, click on box office link or before the show at the lobby box office; $10 adults, $9 seniors, $8 students; Marietta College students and employees free; reservations recommended; 376-4688 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theatre at Marietta College and Office of Academic Affairs presents The Quadroon Girl, 8 p.m., Friday and Sunday, McDonough Center, Alma McDonough Auditorium, Marietta College Campus; by Alejandro Tapia y Rivera, translated and directed by senior BA Theatre and Spanish major Caleb Mize; free to the public; no reservation necessary; (614) 743-1105, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warren High School Drama Department presenting Neil Simon's comedy Brighton Beach Memoirs; 7 p.m., March 7; and 3 p.m., March 9, Warren High School Auditorium; tickets $7; tickets from Warren High School drama members or 678-2393, Ext 1405.
New Matamoras Library winter/spring story hour program registration underway, interactive program for 2 through 5-year-olds and a parent/caregiver; stories, crafts, creative play, music, encourages interaction with other children; 10 a.m., Wednesdays; space limited; registration required; 865-3386.
"Story Time With Miss Edie" at The Williamstown Public Library, at 10:30 a.m. every other Friday, 201 W. Fifth St., Williamstown: Friday, Dogs; March 14, Farm Animals; April 11, Easter; April 25, Sea Life; May 9, Mothers Day; The Williamstown Library is a United Way sponsored agency; (304) 375-6052.
Spring story time at The Beverly Library, March 5, Rhinoceros; March 19, Cheetah/Leopard; April 9, Spring; April 23, Hyena; 11 a.m.; open to children ages 2 to 6; must be accompanied by an adult; good books, crafts, snacks; www.wcplib.info, (740) 984-4060 at 300 McIntosh Street.
Beverly Public Library and the Washington County Extension, 4-H Youth Development Program offering school enrichment programs for home schoolers in the Beverly/Waterford area, school agers welcome; upcoming dates for events are March 7, April 10, and May 16; 10 to 11a.m. in the meeting room of the Beverly Public Library, 300 McIntosh St., Beverly; www.wcplib.info, (740) 984-4060.
Health care enrollment
Free health care enrollment assistance by Washington Morgan Community Action, until March 31, with Ohio Association of Foodbanks offering free application assistance provided by a trained health care Navigator; residents of Washington and Morgan Counties interested in making an appointment, 373-3745, Ext. 113; help with enrolling, 1-800-648-1176 or www.ohioforhealth.org for assistance; www.healthcare.gov to apply on your own.
AARP will be offering free tax help at The Beverly Library, Monday mornings; space limited; sign-up required.
AARP Tax Aide Program at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 9:30 to 4 p.m., Mondays and Thursdays, to April 14, 312 Franklin St., Harmar; bring all W-2's, 1099's, all receipts or canceled checks if itemizing, Social Security cards for all taxpayers and dependents, Social Security annual statement if receiving payments, photo ID, a copy of last year's returns.
AARP Tax-Aide Free Tax Preparation at The Barlow Library, 9 a.m to 2 p.m. at Wednesdays, to April 9; no appointment needed; for all ages; bring Social Security Card for you and all dependents, all W-2s and 1099s and last year's return; 749-0290.
Kindergarten registration for Fort Frye Local School District March 10 through 14, Beverly-Center Elementary, Lowell Elementary, and Salem Liberty Elementary. Children must be 5 years of age by Aug. 1, 2014. To register, parents/guardians should visit the school office that week between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Once the child has registered, kindergarten screening will be held the week of April 7 through 11. Parents/guardians will be notified of the date and time to come in for their child's screening. Parents/guardians are asked to bring the child's birth certificate, immunization record, as well as any divorce, separation or custody papers showing legal guardianship. Proof of residency in the school district, such as a bill or rental agreement is also required. For more information: 984-2497.
Free computer classes for March
Free computer classes at Belpre Library, 2012 Washington Blvd., Belpre: Introduction to the Internet, 10 a.m., March 5: Searching the Internet, 10 a.m., March 19: two hours long, space limited, registration recommended(740) 423-8381 or at the library..
Free computer classes at Barlow Library, 45 White Oak Professional Center: Introduction to the Internet, 10 a.m., March 11: Searching the Internet, 10 a.m., March 25.
: last two hours, space limited, registration recommended, (740) 678-0103 or at the library.
Free computer classes at Marietta Library, 615 Fifth St., Marietta: Computer Maintenance, 10 a.m., March 4: Introduction to Spreadsheets, 6 p.m., March 10: Personalizing Windows 7, 1 p.m., March 13: Getting Started With Email, 10 a.m., March 18: Windows 8, Part 1: The Start Screen, 1 p.m., March 27: two hours long, space limited, registration recommended, 373-1057, Ext. 208 or at the library.
Marietta College Art Department presenting the second Gallery 310 exhibition of the year, "Joe: A Self Portrait," a solo show by NYC artist and Ohio native, Joe Nanashe; exhibition is free and open to the public and is on view through March 21; Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, or by appointment.
Fort Frye Local School District Fiscal Year 2013 financial statements are complete and available for public inspection at the Administration office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Contact Stacy Bolden, Fort Frye Local Schools Treasurer, at (740) 984-8260 for information.
The year-end financial report of Independence Township is completed. For further information call 473-2766/
Palmer Township has filed the 2013 Annual Financial Report with the Auditor of State. A copy is available for public inspection by contacting the Fiscal Officer at (740) 749-3735.
Lawrence Township financial report for 2013 has been filed with the State of Ohio Auditor. A copy is available for review by contacting Jerrilyn Kirkbride, Fiscal Officer, at (740) 473-2289.
Budget for the Decatur Township 2014 Fiscal year has been completed and submitted to the Washington County Auditor and will be available for review in the township office after the Feb. 11 board meeting. The board of trustees meet the second Tuesday of each month at the township building on Welch Road and are open to the public.
Annual Financial Report for Waterford Township is complete and available for inspection by the public at the Waterford Township Building, located at 19181 State Route 339, Waterford, Ohio. Waterford Township Fiscal Officer, Lori Schilling.
Washington County Career Center recently completed its fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. The Unaudited General Purpose Financial Statements are available for review between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the treasurer's office.
GriefShare support program, 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays, Sand Hill United Methodist Church, 725 Sandhill Road, Reno; seminar/support group for people grieving; information to help handle this difficult time; (740) 373 8712.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Family-to-Family Support Group meeting, second Tuesday of each month, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 320 Second St. Marietta; for family and loved ones of those suffering from mental illness and needs support from those that care; 373-8000; this meeting is kept strictly confidential.
Crohn's and Colitis Support Group meeting, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., first Tuesday of each month, Private Dining room at MMH; 373-4899.
Marietta Home Health and Hospice Bereavement support programs: Coping With All Losses: Monthly Grief Support Group, monthly meetings individuals dealing with the loss of a loved one may discuss topics such as understanding grief reactions, adjusting to changes, and learning to cope; meetings are held in: Belpre, Pioneer Presbyterian Church (Fellowship Hall), 873 Farson Street, Thursdays at 1 to 2:30 p.m., Thursday: Beverly, Beverly United Methodist Church (Lounge), 700 Park Street, Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. to noon: Support Group: The First Year of Coping With Loss of a Spouse, monthly meetings focus on issues and challenges faced by individuals dealing with changes in life during the first year after the loss of a spouse or partner: Marietta, Marietta Home Health and Hospice, 450 Pike Street (Lafayette Plaza) Wednesdays at 1 to 2:30 p.m.; Bereavement Coordinator Mary Marks at (740) 374-9100 or 1-866-961-1905.
Mid-Ohio Valley Survivors of Suicide Loss support group, 7 p.m., first Tuesday of each month; Washington County Behavioral Health Board, 344 Muskingum Drive; 374-6990.
Mid Ohio Valley Suicide Support Group meetings, 7 to 8:30 p.m., the first Tuesday of every month, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 320 Second St., Marietta; for those who have lost a loved one or family member to suicide; 984-2881.
Local support group forming for pre and post-transplant patients and their caregivers, (740) 350-3018 or email@example.com.
Alzheimer's Support Group for caregivers in the Belpre area, 1 p.m., second Wednesday of each month, Rockland United Methodist Church, 2300 Washington Blvd., Belpre; for information call Susie Casto at the Belpre Senior Center, (740) 423-6022 or the local Alzheimer's Association at (304) 865-6775.
Mid Ohio Valley Brain Injury Support Group meeting, 6 to 7:30 p.m., last Tuesday of every month, JCDC's Parkersburg office, 709 Division St. #4, Parkersburg; for survivors of acquired and traumatic brain injury, family, other support persons, and professionals and community members interested in helping, (304) 273-9311 ext. 307 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Overeater's Anonymous, Elite Sport Center, South Parkersburg, 7:30 p.m., every Thursday;and Good Shepard Church, Charles Street, Parkersburg, noon, every Tuesday; no fees, no dues, not a diet plan; only requirement is the desire to stop eating compulsively; 12 step program, respects anonymity.
S.A.L.T. (Single Adults Learning Together) meeting, 6:30 to 8 p.m., every Wednesday night, First Baptist Church of Williamstown, 431 Highland Ave., Room 306; meets weekly for a Bible study; open to all single, divorced or widowed adults 30 years and up; do not have to attend FBCW to come; the group also tries to do a social activity once a month; (304) 375-5888.
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.
Family to Family support group, 7 p.m., second Thursday of each month, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 320 Second Street, Marietta; for family and friends of individuals with mental illness, to offer support and exchange coping skills; for information on the group and/or a 12 week Family to Family educational course, 373-8000.
NAMI Washington County Family-to-Family support group, 7 p.m., second Thursday of each month; 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.
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 visit www.mops.org.
TOPS OH 399, 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., weigh-ins, every Tuesday, Nazarene Church, Colegate Drive; come for a free visit; 373-3851.
Flu shots in Belpre, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., every Friday, 752 Park Drive, for everyone six months and older, through Marietta City Health Department; 373-0611 Ext. 186.
Marietta City Health Department will be offering immunizations and flu shots on Mondays, offering all vaccines 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; covered by Medicare and Medicaid; $25 adults, $10 children no one turned away due to inability to pay; 373-0611, Ext. 186; immunizations, first Monday of every month, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Washington County Health Department weekly immunizations clinics, 1 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays; $10 per shot for childhood vaccinations or the Ohio Medical card and Anthem insurance accepted; no one will be turned away for childhood immunizations for inability to pay; 374-2782, ext. 1021.
Washington County Health Department free HIV testing, the first Thursday of every month; hepatitis C testing; call for appointment between 1 and 2:30 p.m.; walk-ins accepted; do not smoke, drink, eat, chew gum, or rub snuff, etc. for 15 minutes prior to appointment; for ages 13 and older; staff from Portsmouth County Health Department will do testing and counseling; 374-2782, Ext. 1018.
Washington County Free Medical Clinic, 6 to 9 p.m., first and third Tuesday of the month, 208 Third St., Marietta; volunteer organization that provides medical care and preventative health services free of charge to individuals in Washington County between the ages of 19 to 64 who have no form of health insurance and whose income falls within 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines; seen by appointment only, no walk ins; 376-0261.
The Eye MD at O'Neill Center, noon to 2 p.m., first Thursday of each month; free hearing test and hearing aid cleaning, check up of working order; appointment needed for hearing test, 373-3914.
Flu shots, 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays The Washington County Health Department, 342 Muskingum Dr., Marietta; $25 for adults and $10 for children; Medicare, Part B and Medicaid accepted; no one will be turned away for inability to pay.
Washington County Health Department offering immunizations needed for traveling to other countries for adults and children; 374-2782 for availability.
Aqua Zumba at The Betsey Mills Club, 8:30 a.m., today; 6 p.m., Wednesday; 10:45 a.m., Saturday; instructors: Shauna Cornwell and Antonia Swisher; space limited, 373-4981 to reserve.
Zumba/Zumba Toningat The Betsey Mills Club, begins 5:30 p.m., today; instructors, Shauna Cornwell and Antonia Swisher; space limited, 373-4981 to reserve.
Zumba Sentao at The Betsey Mills Club, begins 5:30 p.m., Thursday; instructors, Shauna Cornwell and Antonia Swisher; space limited, 373-4981 to reserve.
Line dance class, 6 p.m., beginner class; 7 p.m., intermediate class; Fridays, ZK Fitness Building, 1402 Colegate Drive, Marietta; instructor, Andy Offenberger; $5 donation.
Ewing School warm water arthritis classes, 3:30, 4:30, and 5:30, Tuesdays and Thursdays through the school year; 373-3781, ext. 22.
Zumba/Zumba Toning, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Saturdays, Betsey Mills Club Gymnasium.
New line dance class, 6 to 7 p.m., beginners; 7 p.m., intermediate, Friday evenings, ZK Fitness Building, 1402 Colegate Dr, Marietta; donation box at front door; Andy Offenberger, instructor; everyone of all ages welcome; (740) 336-1006.
"Sit and Get Fit" chair aerobics, 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Christ United Methodist Church, 301 Wooster St., Marietta; for all ages, both male and female welcome; led by Vicki Smith; sponsored by the church.
Chair Tai Chi Class for beginners, noon, Wednesdays, Belpre Senior Center; offered as a "chair" Arthritis Tai Chi class with the option to stand for instruction; all ages are welcome but the class is geared to seniors; free but pre-registration is required, (740) 423-6022.
Tai-Chi classes at the Cutler Community Center, 4550 Two Mile Run Road, every Thursday at 6 p.m. with the exception of the third Thursday of each month; 989-2135.
Free chair aerobics classes, Mondays and Wednesdays, Christ United Methodist Church, fellowship hall; 10 a.m., high intensity, 45 minutes; 11 a.m., low intensity, 35 minutes; space limited, call 373-3138.
Low impact Seniorcise exercise classes, 11:30 a.m. to noon, Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, each week; $12 per month; O'Neill Senior Center, 333 Fourth Street, Marietta; 373-3914.
Zumba classes, 5:45 p.m., Tuesday and Thursdays; O'Neill Senior Center, 333 Fourth Street, Marietta; taught by Becky Lightfritz; who holds a ZIN Zumba instructors certification; the class is open to the public and will fit anyone's fitness level; $5 per class or 6 for $25; Latin hip hop dance class; first class is always free; 373-3914.
Chair volleyball, 10 a.m., every Wednesday and Friday; benefits eye hand coordination and reflexes; free; O'Neill Senior Center, 333 Fourth Street, Marietta; 373-3914.
Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi classes, 10 a.m., Monday and Tuesdays; 5:15 p.m., Thursday; both classes are free; RSVP volunteers lead joint safe exercise that combines agile steps and mental strength to improve mobility, stamina, memory, balance, concentration, breathing, and relaxation; O'Neill Senior Center, 333 Fourth Street, Marietta; 373-3914.
Line Dance Classes, 9:30 a.m., Tuesdays, O'Neill Senior Center, 333 Fourth Street, Marietta; taught by Donnie Allen; for seniors; 5:30 p.m., Tuesdays, for the beginners; and 7 p.m. for the intermediate dancer; classes, $5 donation; 373-3914.
Exercise equipment available, 9 am. to noon, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Cutler Community Center, 5449 Two-Mile Run Road.
Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Classes at Lower Salem Community Building, Tuesday's at 3 p.m.; wear loose fitting clothing and athletic shoes; free classes sponsored by RSVP led by certified volunteer instructor; 373-3107.
Group exercise class, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., Wednesdays, Ewing School gym; $5 per person; pre-registration is needed; (740) 525-4630.
Campus Martius Museum, 601 Second St., Marietta; open year-round; Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.; closed Tuesday; 373-3750.