Local events

Cruise In

The Southern Ohio Shrine Club will host the annual Cruise In Aug. 5, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., at 14864 Route 52, West Portsmouth, behind the schools. It’s free for all cars to enter. Door prizes will be given away. Contact Mike Craigmiles at 606-585-2505 or Carl Jenkins at 740-456-7835 for more information.

Garnet A. Wilson Library

The Garnet A. Wilson Public Library is holding its annual Velma Engle Memorial Read for the GOLD fundraiser event on Saturday, August 19. The 5K Run and 3K Walk will be held rain or shine in Bristol Village, beginning at the Activity Center, located at 625 5th Street in Waverly. Registration and check-in begin at 7:30 a.m., with the race beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m. The registration fee is $10 if registered on or before August 12th, and $15 if registered after August 12th. All proceeds will benefit the library’s capital campaign, which is called “The Next Chapter.”

Participants will receive a t-shirt commemorating the event. Race registration sheets may be picked up at the Waverly, Piketon, Beaver, and Western library branches and at the Bristol Village Activity Center. Interested competitors may also register the day of the race. Everyone is encouraged to participate by entering, or by coming down and cheering on those who will be competing.

The course is flat and shady through beautiful Bristol Village. Participants compete on a combination asphalt and concrete course.

For more information about the fundraiser or any other library service, contact the library at 947-4921.

New Boston Council

There will be a special Village of New Boston Council meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. to discuss wage increase. The meeting will be held at the Community Center, which is located at 3980 Rhodes Avenue in New Boston.

PHS Class of 1972

The Portsmouth High School Class of 1972 will hold a reunion, Saturday, Sept. 30, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The cost is $30 per individual or $50 per couple. There will be a special tailgating opportunity before the Trojan game Friday night, Sept. 29, on the lot just west of the new Trojan Coliseum on Gallia St, beginning at 5:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jim Peach at 740-352-0498.

Shade Tree

The City of Portsmouth will be having a Shade Tree Commission Meeting on August 2 at the Port City Cafe. The meeting will commence at 12 p.m.

Vernon Township Trustee Meeting

The Vernon Township Trustee meeting will be held Thursday, August 3, at 6 p.m., at Vernon Fire Station Number 1, 3335 Turkey Foot Road in Wheelersburg.