Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Upcoming Events

Sunday Creek Watershed Group - Public Meeting
Submitted by Emily Boyer, AmeriCorps*VISTA with the Sunday Creek Watershed Project

Learn to Knitt with Marti Dolata on Wednesday, Feburary 28th, 2007. Marti operates Spining Turtle Yarn & Gifts on the Nelsonville Public Square. She will be bringing her products and expertise to Sunday Creek's meeting. A potluck dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. followed by the Sunday Creek Watershed Group Public Meeting at 7 p.m. and Marti's presentation. The event will end at 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Emily Boyer at Sunday Creek: 740-767-2225 or

Concert at the Federal Valley Resource Center
Submitted by Emily Beveridge, AmeriCorps*VISTA with the Federal Valley Resource Center

The Appalachian region is endowed with one of the richest music traditions in the country. Residents of Southeastern Ohio benefit from this tradition whenever they participate in local festivals, visit one of the area’s musical venues, or purchase CDs of artists from the region. In order to enrich the appreciation of this unique part of the Appalachian cultural experience, The Federal Valley Resource Center, located in Stewart Ohio, plans to begin hosting the Federal Valley Concert Series. The Series will include musicians who play traditional music, or music influenced by traditional Appalachian music, as well as other genres played by local residents.

The Federal Valley Resource Center is located in former school buildings, the oldest of which dates to 1890. On the grounds of the Center is a large auditorium that includes a stage, and is large enough to host an audience of 150. This is where all performances for the Federal Valley Concert Series will be held. Groups such as Rattletrap, of Athens, Ohio, have recorded performances in the auditorium because of its outstanding acoustics.

The first concert of the Series will be on March 3rd from 7-8:30PM, and will include the music of Charlie and Celia Lewis, Megan Cameron, and Bram Riddlebarger of the “Wailin’ Elroys”. The suggested donation is $5, but is not mandatory. All proceeds will benefit the Federal Valley Resource Center. For more information about The Federal Valley Resource Center Concert Series, contact Emily Beveridge at 740-707-7208 or For more information about Federal Valley Resource Center, go to

Submitted by Emily Boyer, AmeriCorps*VISTA with the Sunday Creek Watershed Project

Multigenerational Appalachian Woodland Explorers (MAWE) Proposed Hikes @ 1400 hours (2 p.m.) on the second Sunday & other outdoor opportunities.

March 11, 2007 We plan to hike with David Hosack, Forest Manager for the U.S. Forest Serviced @ the 2500 acre (soon to be 3200 acres) Vinton Furnace Experimental Forest which is a component of the 16,500 acre Raccoon Ecological Management Area (REMA). 25 Folks can access the woodlands on a hay wagon while others can choose to hike and view a variety of woodland management practices.

We will carpool from the Friends Meeting House @ 1 p.m. and the Athens Library Home Street Branch around 1:15 p.m.! FMI contact Jessica, Rich & Noah Fox @ 740-767-4185.

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