Around town

Irish Gathering March 9 in Marietta

The 33rd annual Irish gathering sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians will be held at 11:30 a.m. March 9 at the Lafayette Hotel. There will be a buffet, raffle, traditional Irish music by the Boys of the Hock and special performance by the Athens Irish Dancers. The cost is $25 for adults and $10 for children. Reservations are required by calling 373-5522, 374-2362, 593-7405 or 304-295-4673.

Friends of the Lower Muskingum meeting

The February program of Friends of Lower Muskingum River will feature Kelly Capuzzi of the Ohio EPA, who has been involved in testing the Muskingum River for the past couple of years. She will give the results of the TMDL testing but can also answer general questions about water quality and fish in the river. The program will begin at 7 p.m. today in Room 150 of Selby Hall at Marietta College. The public is invited.

Forestry clinic planned March 10

The Washington SWCD/OSU Extension forestry clinic will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 10 at the Washington County Career Center. It will cover topics such as marketing timber, reasons to cut trees, timber harvest planning, contract development and where to get help.

For information: Washington SWCD, 373-4857.

Shrove Tuesday free meal at St. Luke’s

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will sponsor its Shrove Tuesday/Community Free Meal from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. There is no charge for this meal. This event combines the annual Shrove Tuesday Pancakes and Sausage supper, with the monthly Free Community Meal held by St. Luke’s. All are welcome to attend.

Diabetes, dining

program March 10

Dining With Diabetes programs will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 10, 17 and 24 at the Ohio State University Extension Office, 202 Davis Ave., Marietta. Participants will learn strategies to manage their diabetes through menu planning, carbohydrate counting, portion control, label reading and taste testing healthy recipes. The cost is $30 per person and the registration deadline is March 7. Call 376-7431 to register.