The 36th annual Lou Marcel Canoe Race will be held tomorrow beginning with opening ceremonies at 9 a.m. at the Essex Country Correctional Facility in Lawrence.
The race is a seven-mile voyage along the Merrimack River that ends at the Crescent Yacht Club in Haverhill. This year’s theme is “Pirates of the Merrimack River.”
All proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Massachusetts North Section. A celebration at the Crescent Yacht Club in Bradford follows the race.
There, participants will enjoy food, beverages, live music by Blue Moon and awards for the best costume. Charles River Canoe and Kayak canoe/kayak rentals will be delivered to the starting line in Lawrence and retrieved at the Crescent Yacht Club for a $55 fee. Online reservations are required for all canoe/kayak rentals at www.canoerace.org, where details about the race and shuttle services/parking can be found.
Donations can be sent to Special Olympics Massachusetts North Section, Attn: Lou Marcel Canoe Race, 100 Conifer Hill Drive, Suite 302, Danvers, MA 01923.
Photography exhibiton tap at Buttonwoods
Black-and-white photographs taken of the interior and exterior of the Cogswell School building by several local artists will be on display at the Buttonwoods Museum from June 29 through July 19.
This exhibit is being presented by the Haverhill Community Arts and Education Foundation and the Buttonwoods Museum in partnership with the Cogswell Art Center Initiative.
The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. A reception is June 29 from 2 to 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Visit online at www.haverhillhistory.org.
Free talk on special education advocacy
Ellen Chambers, a national award-winning special education advocate, will lead an informal discussion about the educational rights of Haverhill schoolchildren with disabilities on June 12 in the Milhendler Room at the Public Library.