News in Brief – 6/30/10

Published 10:07 am Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Marietta powers up for River Front Roar

MARIETTA — The summer is heating up with annual events in downtown Marietta, Ohio. The second weekend in July offers a number of special events worth checking out.

The hottest race boats in the world will unleash full-bore exhilaration during the annual Marietta Riverfront Roar Powerboat Superleague Races July 9-11 along the Ohio River levee.

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Raw horsepower riding on the water’s edge, powering through turns at top speed, streaking down the straights at an average 115 mph – that’s Powerboat Superleague, the world’s oldest and the nation’s most respected tunnel boat circuit, owned by the nation’s foremost producer — American Power Boat Association Events Group.

There are activities and events scheduled throughout the weekend to complement the power boat races including the Marietta Merchants and Artists Walk throughout downtown and Historic Harmar Village, the 5k Run/Walk for the Roar, fireworks, and much more.

For a complete list of activities, visit or call the Marietta/Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau at 800-288-2577.

‘Make a Splash’ movies continue

ASHLAND, Ky. — The “Make a Splash” movie series continues throughout July at the Main Branch of Boyd County Public Library.

All the movies have a water theme, to tie in with The Library’s Make a Splash summer reading program, and are shown at noon in the meeting room at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave.

Admission to the movies is free. The Library will provide drinks and chips. Those who attend are welcome to bring their lunch.

The remainder of the Make a Splash movie series schedule is:

July 2: “Surf’s Up”

July 9: “Finding Nemo”

July 16: “Ponyo”

July 23: “Flipper”

Outside groups can host movie showings at the library, using the library’s license. For more information, call Amanda Clark at (606) 329-0518, ext. 1140.

Make beaded earrings at BCPL

SUMMIT Ky. — Participants in the July 12 Piece-ing it Together craft program at the Summit Branch of Boyd County Public Library can make a pair of beaded earrings to take home.

The Monday night program, which starts at 6 p.m., is part of the weekly series where people share their craft ideas. Once a month, the group makes a special take-home craft, and the library provides the materials.

The Summit branch is located at 1016 Summit Road, across from Boyd County Middle School. New members are always welcome at the craft club meetings.

In August, the take-home craft will be decoupage frames.

For more information on the craft club, call Allison at (606) 928-3366.