Around town

The fifth annual Round the Island Kayak, Canoe, and SUP Race will be held Sunday. The event is organized by the Marietta Rowing and Cycling Club. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and race starts at 9 at the Ohio River Boat Ramp in Williamstown. Participants can enter using single or double kayaks or canoes or SUPs, and all paddlers are required to wear personal flotation devices. Participants will race on the Ohio River from the boat ramp and up the West Virginia side of Buckley Island then back down the Ohio side of the island to the boat ramp. The course is about 7 miles long. There is no preregistration. Registration will cost $15 per person.

• For information: Dan Jones, race coordinator, 740-350-6418.

The Washington County Children Services Board will meet in regular session at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at 204 Davis Ave.  The agenda is available upon request by calling 740-373-3485.


St. Luke’s Lutheran Church’s 17th annual Community Give-Away Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 28 at the church, located at 401 Scammel St., Marietta. The congregation will be donating slightly used items to be given away for free to those in the community in need. Items include toys, household goods, clothes, books, shoes, etc. Everyone is welcome.

• For information: 740-350-8984.

Disabled American Veterans Pioneer City Chapter 52 membership meeting and social hour with food from Qdoba will be held Monday. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the regular meeting at 6 p.m. at the Chapter Hall at 835 DAV Road, off of Ohio 821 at Exit 6 of I-77. Members and guests are invited. The chapter has many projects underway, and there are opportunities to be of service to local veterans. Potential new members, as well as men and women who may be interested in helping DAV Auxiliary are welcome. There is also a youth auxiliary for those under 18.

• For information: Bruce Haas, 740-629-1277; or find them on facebook at DAV Pioneer City Chapter 52.

Night at the Museum will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at The Castle Historic House Museum, 418 Fourth St., Marietta. Meet individuals from Washington County’s past including football and baseball greats associated with Marietta College, an Arctic explorer and scientist, one of Marietta’s first female college professors, a young woman who entered the workforce in WWI to support the war effort and more. Tours begin every 15 minutes. Pre-registration is strongly suggested; walk-ins will have to wait for availability. The cost is $8 adults and $5 for children (age 13 and under); ages 5 and under are free. For reservations, call 740-373-4180.