Cucumbers are low in calories and are 95 percent water, making them a great hydrating and cooling summer snack. They contain antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and multiple B vitamins, which are known to help ease anxiety and reduce the damage caused by stress. The majority of the nu…

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• Miss Tess and the Talkbacks will perform in concert at Eclipse Company Store, Jackson Drive, The Plains, on Friday, July 20, from 6 to 9 p.m. The performance is part of the Athens Masonic Concert Series, and the proceeds will benefit My Sister’s Place and the Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program.

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A Fresh Fruit & Veggies Drive is being conducted by Fairfield Inn & Suites in Athens. Donations of healthy fruits and vegetables, as well as donations to purchase the items, can be dropped off at the Fairfield Inn location at 924 E. State St. through Sept. 1. Donations will benefit l…

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Airline Church of Christ, 4477 Route 681 N., Albany, will host its annual potluck Homemade Ice Cream Fellowship this Sunday, July 15, beginning at 5 p.m. Besides ice cream, there will be sandwiches, salads and desserts. There is no cost, but those attending are asked to take food to share. F…

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Graham Chapel Church will host an evening of old-time gospel music and fellowship this Friday, July 13, from 7 to 10 p.m. The church is located at the top of the hill on Graham Chapel Road. All are welcome. 

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Risen Redeemer Church, located on Old Route 78, Nelsonville, will hold a Free Yard Sale on Saturday, July 21, beginning at 9 a.m. $1 donations will be received for those in need. All are invited. For more information, call church pastor John Johnson at 740-541-1883.

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Faith Tabernacle, Old Route 33, Nelsonville, will celebrate its 47-year Homecoming this Sunday, July 15, from noon until the 7:30 evening service. There will be food and music throughout the day, and a blow-up slide for children. The church holds morning worship at 9:45. All are welcome.

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Nelsonville Wesleyan Church, located on the corner of Chestnut Street and Harper Way, will celebrate Christmas in July this Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be inflatable games, food, a clothing giveaway, school supplies, silent auction, and music by DJ Rick Sheets.

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• A live roller derby featuring the Appalachian Hell Betties of Athens vs. the Hades Ladies of Marietta will be held this Saturday, July 14, at Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St., Athens. The event, scheduled to coincide with Ohio Brew Week activities, will begin at 5 p.m., with doors…

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Members of Athens Boy Scout Troop 71 attended summer camp at Chief Logan Scout Reservation near Ray, Ohio, earlier this month. First-year Scouts participated in an introductory Foothills program. Experienced Scouts completed merit bad work and a wilderness Frontiersman program. Pictured are,…

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Cade Cantrell and Braden Henderson represented Nelsonville-York High School and Glenford Dugan American Legion Post 229 of Nelsonville at this summer’s Ohio Buckeye Boys State Conference, held last month at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. They were among the 1,200 students from across Ohio…