Around town

YMCA Chili, Soup, Dessert Cook-off

The 14th annual Marietta Family YMCA Chili, Soup and Dessert Cook-off will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Washington State Community College. There will be more than 40 varieties of chili and soup. There will also be a silent auction and 50/50. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $6 for children ages 5 to 12. Entry forms are available at the YMCA or at

For information: 373-2250.

Scrap drive Saturday by Warren FFA

The Warren FFA will hold a scrap drive from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Warren High School ag lot (signs will be posted). Items accepted include metal, copper, appliances, batteries, automobile parts and aluminum.

For information: (419) 351-6572 or 434-7324.

Trillium Piano Trio will present ‘Brahms’

The Holiday Salon Series Trillium Piano Trio Concert will present “Brahms” from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Castle in Marietta. For reservations, call 373-4180. Individual tickets for one concert are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Conversations about the composers and their music as well as refreshments are included.

Haunted house at Newport Elementary

The Frontier Middle School eighth grade is holding a haunted house from 7 to 10 p.m. today and Saturday in the Newport Elementary School old gymnasium. Admission is $2.

Unitarians hold

service auction

The First Unitarian Universalist Society of Marietta will hold its annual service auction today at the Knights of Columbus Hall in the Harmar area of Marietta. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Grief support group meets Wednesday

A grief support program will be held at the Sand Hill United Methodist Church at 725 Sandhill Road in Reno, beginning Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and continuing each Wednesday thereafter. GriefShare is a special seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close.

For information: 373- 8712.

From local reports