Around town published Feb. 2

Benefit will be held at Spagna’s

A spaghetti dinner benefit for Butch Morris will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 17 at Spagna’s restaurant, 301 Gilman St., Marietta. The cost in advance is $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. The cost at the door will be $10. Tickets can be purchased from Sharon at the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, the Harmar Tavern and Furs A Flyin Pet Grooming or by calling 740-934-2799.

Used book sale planned in Barlow

A used book sale will be held at the Barlow Library from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9.

Flu shots will be offered in Marietta

The Marietta City Health Department, 304 Putnam St., will be offering flu shots on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The health department has flu vaccine for all ages in stock, including the flu mist for children and the high-dose vaccine for those over 65. There is a $10 fee for children and $25 for adults. Medicaid and Medicare are accepted. No one is turned away due to inability to pay.

For information: 373-0611, Ext. 186.

Church fundraiser will be held in Cutler

The Apostolic Pentecostal Church of Chesterhill will hold a church fundraiser at the Cutler Community Center from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 9. The meal will include a choice of meatloaf or chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, noodles, green beans or baked beans, corn, cole slaw or potato salad, a roll, a beverage and dessert. The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 10. There will also be an auction during the event.

Square dance planned for Feb. 9

Our Lady of Mercy Youth Group at Lowell will host a square dance from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the church hall. Admission is $3 per person, $5 per couple and $10 per family. There will be a cake walk, country store and concessions available.

Chili Cook Off at St. Mary Church

St. Mary Church, 506 Fourth St. Marietta, will hold its annual Chili Cook Off from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 10 in the church basement. The cost is $5 for all the chili you can eat, and includes hot dogs. The event is open to the public.

Relay For Life team holding event

The Hoots Relay For Life team is sponsoring a pancake breakfast Feb. 9 at Applebees in Marietta. Tickets are $5.

For information: Anne Taylor, 373-6283 or

From local reports