AROUND TOWN

Local chapter of genealogical society

The Washington County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Washington County Library basement meeting room, 615 Fifth St., Marietta. The speaker will be Jill MacRae and her talk will be “The Chapman Family of Washington and Noble counties.” Visitors are welcome.

Neighborhood Watch for Decatur

The Decatur Neighborhood Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Decatur Community Building, 6505 State Route 555. Washington County Sheriff Larry Mincks will be the guest speaker. Residents of Westley, Fairfield, Dunham, Belpre and Decatur townships are welcome to attend and become members.

For information: 989-2706.

Historical society

at Barlow library

The Western Washington County Area Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Barlow Library. The program will feature members and guests sharing artifacts and photos they have gathered as a “show and tell.” The first quarter newsletter will be distributed in which Decatur Township is the focus. Visitors are welcome.

Smorgasbord dinner at Chesterhill

The Chesterhill Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its monthly Smorgasbord Dinner Sunday. Dinner will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the fire station on Ohio 555. The menu will consist of ham loaf and baked chicken, noodles, mashed potatoes, a vegetable, other side dishes, dessert and a beverage. The cost is $8.50 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Carry-out meals for the local area will be available by calling 554-6801 the day of the dinner.

Salem Twp. fish fry at fire station

The Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the station on Ohio 821 in Lower Salem. The menu will also include french fries, green beans, applesauce, bread and butter, hot dogs, desserts and beverages. The cost is a donation.

Lunch, music event at Cutler center

Jim Blair and Friends will host lunch and music from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cutler Community Center. The cost for the meal and drinks is $7.

From local reports