Around town

First Baptist Church hosts free lunch

There will be a free community lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 12 at the First Baptist Church, 301 Fourth St.. All are invited to attend this free lunch.

Benefit gospel sing at Cutler center

A benefit gospel sing, auction and dinner for the Cline and Hysell family will be held at 4 p.m. Jan. 12 at the Cutler Community Center. The family had a house fire and lost nearly everything. Singers will include LuLu Mayle, Kayla Sparkman, Kay Cook, Irvin Mayle, Jeff Norman and Tim King. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish. Donations for the auction and family are being accepted.

For information: Irvin Mayle, 551-2204 or Amanda Mayle, 525-3580.

Archeology Day

at Campus Martius

Digging the Past: Archeology Day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Campus Martius Museum on Second Street in Marietta. The cost is regular museum admission.

The event will include an artifact identification clinic, lectures and flint knapping demonstrations. Private collections of historic and prehistoric artifacts will also be on display. Contemporary items will be on sale for the day.

If you would like to have your artifacts on display for the day, please contact Bill Reynolds at 373-3750.

For information: Campus Martius Museum, 373-3750 or

Life Line screening in Williamstown

First Baptist Church in Williamstown will host a Life Line Screening Jan. 15 at 431 Highland Ave, Williamstown. Residents living in and around Williamstown can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to completed. Pre-registration is required.

For information: 877-237-1287 or

Beginner ballroom dance class

A new beginner ballroom dance class will begin in Marietta in the Betsey Mills Club gym at 5:45 p.m. Friday. Classes will be taught by Bill Held and are open to all ages. Partners are required. The cost is $100 per couple for the 10-week session. New students are requested to pre-register for the January class by email to Sue Montera at or by calling 376-0775.

From local reports