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.

Forestry clinic

at Career Center

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 in Marietta

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.

Dining with Diabetes programs in March

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.

Wild game dinner

at River of Life

A wild game dinner will be held at 5 p.m. today at the River of Life Assembly of God, 200 Franklin St., Marietta. The menu will include elk, deer, rabbit, squirrel, trout and more. The meal is free and open to the community.

From local reports