Pumpkin festival set

The 55th annual Barnesville Pumpkin Festival is set for Thursday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 30 throughout downtown Barnesville. The festival includes contests, entertainment, tastes, sights and sounds. Both adults and children will enjoy harvest-inspired arts and crafts, home-style foods, entertainment on two stages, a giant weigh-in of champion pumpkins, lots of fun contests and the Giant Pumpkin Festival Parade on Saturday. There is plenty to see and do and, best of all, admission is free.

Leaf pick up set

The Street Department will once again pick up leaves that are bagged and left curbside by residents of the Village of Barnesville. The bags must be the biodegradable compostable paper bags. Plastic trash bags will not be accepted. Bags must contain leaves only and will be picked up as time allows. No specific schedule will be followed.

Board of education meeting

The Barnesville Exempted Village School District’s Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6:30 a.m. at the Central Office to discuss all matters deemed necessary by the Board and the Superintendent.

Square dance set

The annual WesBanco square dance is set for Thursday, Sept. 20 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the bank parking lot, 230 E. Main St., Barnesville. The dance will feature the sounds of The Footstompers with Chuck Monticello as the square dance caller. Spaghetti dinners will be available for sale at the Barnesville Senior Citizen Center from 4 to 6 p.m. that night. The meal includes spaghetti, salad, roll, dessert and drink for $8.

Picnic planned

The Somerset Township Community Park will have its annual picnic on Saturday, Sept. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. Meat and beverages provided. Bring a covered dish. Everyone is welcome.

Book sale set

The Barnesville Hospital Auxiliary will be sponsoring a Usborne Children’s Book Sale on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Main Lobby.

Blue Star Banner available

The Blue Star Banner is available to any Barnesville area family of a serviceman or servicewoman serving in any branch of the military, including the National Guard (active or reserve). A banner will be dedicated to the family and then placed in their window for the service member. For information or to have a ceremony, call 740-238-2137.

Coin club meets

The Barnesville Coin Club meets the third Sunday of every month, except December. The meetings are open to the public and are located at 229 E. Main St., Barnesville.