Datebook

RIGHT TO Life meeting is set for 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at East Richland Evangelical Friends Church, 67885 Friends Church Road, St. Clairsville, in Room 2. The group will plan the annual Candlelight Prayer Vigil for Life which will be on Jan. 21.

ORMET RETIREES Club Local 5724 will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Hannibal Grade School. The club invites all workers who retired from Ormet to join. Regular meetings include coffee and doughnuts, plus prizes. The club hosts two summer picnics, a spaghetti dinner and a Christmas party. For information, call Larry Highly, president, at 304-997-6149.

BELLAIRE SENIORS are sponsoring a trip to New Orleans. The trip departs March 4 and returns March 10. Highlights include a guided tour of New Orleans and a Louisiana Plantation, admission to Mardi Gras World and WWII museum, a riverboat cruise and a visit to the French Quarter. The cost is $620. Call Sue Vavrek at 740-671-9411 for more information.

SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP Trustees will hold its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the township garage. To be placed on the agenda, call 740-546-3079.

AARP TAX-Aide, the nation’s largest free volunteer-run tax preparation and assistance service, is looking for volunteers to help low and moderate income families in the local area prepare and file their individual tax returns during the upcoming tax season. People interested in learning more about meaningful ways to help others through this unique service are invited to an information meeting at the Ohio Valley Mall Community Room at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 9. The Tax-Aide program continues to grow and there is continuing need for volunteers who want to stay engaged, make a difference, give something back, and join a team that really cares. Tax-Aide welcomes volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. Tax-Aide volunteer are not required to be an AARP member or a retiree to participate. Those unable to attend the meeting can get information by visiting www.ohio taxaide.org.