Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Upcoming Events

Free Blood Pressure Screening
Rural Appalachian Housing Development, 110 High Street, Glouster
Thursday, March 9, 9 –1 p.m.
More info: 740-767-2005

"Beyond Rosie the Riveter: Women Tell Their Stories of WWII"
Women's History Month Panel
Thursday, March 9, 5 – 7 p.m.
145 Walter Hall
Refreshments will be served.

Around the World and Back Again: International Appetizer Fundraiser for UCM
Friday, March 10 - 5:30 p.m., lower level of United Campus Ministries building on College Street.

Sample tasty treats from around the globe, including Greek, Lebanese, Ghanaian, Latvian and Korean. Socializing, entertainment and ambience! $20 - $40 sliding scale/ $10 for students, low income. Call 740-593-7301 now for reservations!

Volunteer and Recruitment and Cultivation Workshop
Rural Action’s fearless VISTA Leader, Stephanie Craddock, will be facilitating a workshop on Volunteer Recruitment and Cultivation at the Federal Valley Resource Center in Stewart on Saturday, March 11th from 10:00 to 12:00 pm. If you are interested in attending, please notify Stephanie at

Rockbridge State Nature Preserve Hike

Sunday, March 12, 2006, noon.
Hosted by the Sierra Club and led by the president of the Friends of the Hocking River, Andy Jones. Meet just north of SR 180 and US 33. More info: contact Andy Jones, or call 740-332-1025.

The Lindley Inn's Bird & Wildlife Expo
Sunday, March 12 from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Rural Action member Ora Anderson is a nationally recognized wood carver who has been a resident at The Lindley Inn for the past year. The Inn will be displaying his carvings along with the work of Mamerto Tindongan and Dale Bockrath, two other preeminent wood carvers from the local area. Come see the live animals from Hocking College's Raptor Rehab Center! You can also make your own bird feeders to enjoy at home. More info: 740-797-9701.

Athens Conservancy Group Hike

Sunday, March 12, 2006, 2 p.m.
John Knouse, an Athens Conservancy founding member, will lead the hike on the Rock House Trail and the Athens Trail for approximately four miles. John and other Athens Conservancy members will speak briefly about the Athens Conservancy Group and why they work so feverishly to keep green spaces available to the Athens Community. The hike will depart from Sells Park (accessed north of the Kroger’s on East State Street in Athens and located at the end of Eden Place). More information: contact Jessica Smith, 740-767-4185,

Southeast Ohio Woodland Interest Group Monthly Meeting

Monday, March 20, 2006, 7 p.m.
Featured speaker: Jon Sowash, who will discuss legal issues (ATV/trespassing etc.) in private woodlands. More info: contact Rory Lewandowski, OSU Extension, at 740-592-4800,

Sunday Creek Watershed Group Public Meeting

Wednesday, March 22, 2006.
6:30 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. Featured speaker: Andy Jones, President of the Friends of the Hocking River. More info: 740-767-2225,

Workshop for Artists at Hocking College
Hocking College and the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio are co-sponsoring a business assistance workshop for experienced and beginning artists, gallery owners and related small businesses or suppliers on Saturday, April 1 and Sunday, April 2, 2006. The program is a day-and-a-half business training workshop which provides attendees with valuable real-world knowledge. More info: Leslie Lilly, 740-7530-1111.

And don't forget...

Sponsored by Rural Action and The Blue Gator
Saturday, April 22, 8 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Upstairs at the Blue Gator on Court Street
Tickets: $5 for Rural Action members, students and AmeriCorps volunteers; $7 for everyone else

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