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Gardening series continues Sunday

The third in the Marietta Community Gardening Classes series at the First Universalist Church, 232 Third St., Marietta will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Marietta in Bloom volunteers will talk about the new organization, its work this fall and plans for the spring. All gardeners or potential gardeners are welcome.

For information: Roger G. Kalter, 373-1784 or

Piano trio concert Sunday at Castle

The Winter Salon Series Trillium Piano Trio Concert “Gypsy Journey” will be held 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, $12.50 for members, and $10 for students. Conversations about the composers and their music as well as refreshments are included.

Beekeepers’ group to meet on Jan. 28

The Mid-Ohio Valley Beekeepers’ Association will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 28 at the Washington County Career Center on Ohio 676 in Marietta. January’s topic of discussion will be on Mite Treatments by Sam Hammett. Everyone is welcome to attend.

For information:

Congressman to honor area veterans

U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, will present a flag in honor of Belpre area veterans, and then participate in a “Sit Down with Seniors” event from 11 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Belpre Senior Center, 1614 Washington Blvd., Belpre.

Johnson will provide a legislative update focused on seniors, Social Security and Medicare, and then take questions from those in attendance. Following the program, a member of Johnson’s staff will be available to meet with any seniors with questions and/or those that need assistance with a federal agency.

Story time dates at Williamstown library

The Williamstown Public Library, 201 W. Fifth St., invites all children to “Story Time With Miss Edie” at 10:30 a.m. every other Friday. The winter/spring schedule and themes are:

Jan. 31 – Birds

Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day

Feb. 28 – Dogs

March 14 – Farm Animals

April 11 – Easter

April 25 – Sea Life

May 9 – Mother’s Day

For information: (304) 375-6052.

From local reports