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Strengthening Families sessions through Nov.

Family & Children First is sponsoring a fall session of the Strengthening Families 10-14 Program from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 25 through Nov. 6 at the Ely Chapman Center in Marietta. For more information and to register, call 740-376-7081. Registration is limited.

BrAva Family Fun Day planned for Sunday

BrAva Family Fun Day will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Muskingum Park in Marietta. This celebration is all about local children with cancer. It is a time for families to get together, have fun, offer support, and for these children to see they are not alone. There will be free lunch, bouncy houses, petting zoo, carnival games and so much more. This is free to the community.

Community Give-Away Day Sept. 28

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.

DAV membership meeting is today

Disabled American Veterans Pioneer City Chapter 52 membership meeting and social hour with food from Qdoba will be held today. 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. 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 event held at Castle

Night at the Museum will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday 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.

From local reports