Around town

Santa Run in Oak Grove and vicinity

The Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Santa Run beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday. Santa will be visiting the community and outlying areas of Oak Grove.

Craft beer tasting

at Over the Moon

Over the Moon Pub & Pizza, 170 Front St., Marietta, will hold a craft beer tasting event at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with Jay Thomas from Elevator Brewery in Columbus. The cost is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event.

Touch of Christmas vendor, bake sale

The third annual Touch of Christmas Vendor and Bake Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Beverly-Center Elementary School. All proceeds will go to Team Jillybug for Relay for Life.

For information: Carrie Arnold, 304-580-6951 or “”>

Library collects for humane society

The Washington County Public Library in Marietta will be collecting donations for the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley through Dec. 22. Donations needed include: Quality dry food for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens, collars (metal clips only please) and leashes, dog and cat treats, cat litter, cleaning supplies, unscented bleach, “Safe Paws” ice melt, and hand sanitizer. Monetary donations and gas cards are always appreciated. For a full list of items needed, visit the Humane Society website at or call 373-5959.

Please bring all donations to the Youth Services Department in the basement of the library All checks must be made out to the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley.

Christmas auction at Center Valley Baptist

Center Valley Baptist Church, 75 McMahan Road, New Matamoras, will hold its annual Christmas Auction at noon Thursday in the church fellowship hall. Various homemade foods and items will be available for bid. The public is invited. All proceeds go to support church missions.

Emergency planning group meets Dec. 11

The Washington County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet at 1 p.m. Dec. 11 in the Washington County Emergency Operations Center, 204 Davis Ave., Suite C, Marietta. The meeting is open to the public.

For information: 373-5613.

From local reports