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Refuge bird walk rescheduled for Sat.

Due to inclement weather, the morning bird walk at the Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge has been rescheduled for 8:30 a.m. Saturday. The walk will begin at the refuge visitor center, located at 3982 Waverly Road in Williamstown. There will be a short guided walk through a variety of habitats along refuge trails. The program is for all levels of birders, from beginners to advanced. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be rescheduled.

For information: (304) 375-2923 Ext. 115.

Veterans can ride Barlow parade float

The Western Washington County Historical Society sponsors a float each year in the Barlow Fair parade to honor veterans and invites any veteran who would like to ride to meet at the intersection of Barrett South Road and First Street and High Street near the Western Washington County Food Pantry by 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

For information: 678-2991 or 885-8822.

Pancake breakfast benefits MOVP

There will be a pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Applebee’s in Marietta. All proceeds will benefit the Mid-Ohio Valley Players. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door the morning of the breakfast or from MOVP members. Tickets will also be available at the MOVP Theatre, 229 Putnam St during box office hours 5 to 9 p.m. Friday.

For information: 374-9434 or

Unitarian Church presents storyteller

The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta will present acclaimed actress and storyteller Ilene Evans in “General Moses: Underground Railroad 1855” at 2 p.m. Oct. 6. The program is free and open to the public and will be held in the sanctuary of the church located at the corner of Third and Putnam streets in Marietta. Evans will portray Harriet Tubman, aka General Moses, and in her voice tell the stories of Tubman’s role in the liberation of slaves through the Underground Railroad.

MHS Class of 1950 to hold luncheon

The Marietta High School Class of 1950 will hold its monthly luncheon at noon Wednesday at the Marietta Wine Cellars on Second Street in Marietta. All classmates and friends are welcome.

For information: 585-8154.

From local reports