River Days will start with open ceremonies at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 and will wrap up with fireworks at 10:30 p.m. Sept. 5. Entertainment will include Steve Free, Phil Dirt, the Dozers, Mighty Fine, Blackhawk, the Outlaws, Bill Tatman and Cheap Thrill, Larry Pancake, Foghat, Mothman, Big Band Reunion Concert, Doc Roc and the Remedies, Touch and Derailed.
The United Way of Scioto County is hosting a Ducky Derby at 2 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Court Street Landing. Tickets are being sold for $5 each to adopt a rubber duck to be raced in the derby. Grand prize is $250. Various other prizes will be awarded. For more information, contact the United Way office at (740) 353-5121 or email@example.com.
The Portsmouth Area Rotary Club will have its fish fry from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 3 at the Plumbers and Pipefitters Hall, 1236 Gallia St. (next to the Portsmouth Public Library). Menu will include ocean fish filet, crisp french fries, cole slaw and choice of beverage. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased from Rotarians or at the door.
SOMC to Offer Free Prostate Cancer Screenings
Southern Ohio Medical Center will host annual prostate cancer screenings from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 16, 20, 22, and 30, location to be announced. All screenings are free of cost and include a PSA blood draw and an exam.
The following criteria is recommended but not required: Men at age 50 who are at average risk of prostate cancer; Men at age 45 who are at high risk including African Americans and those who have a first-degree relative diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 65 or younger; and lastly men age 40 who have several first-degree relatives who developed prostate cancer at an early age.
If detected early, prostate cancer is one of the most curable forms of cancer. In 2009, more than 200 screenings were completed at SOMC. Space is limited and reservations are necessary. To make an appointment, call the SOMC Volunteer Office at (740) 356-8234 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.