Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Upcoming Events

Rural Action Events

Thursday, September 20:
Chesterhill Produce Auction, 4 p.m., contact Tom Redfern.

Weeding the Glouster Community Garden, 10:30. Park at the Moose Lodge and walk past the SCWG office until you come to a beautiful Garden! If you pass Dovetail you have gone to far! Contact Emily for more info.

Saturday, September 22:
SCWG Benefit Dinner, doors at 4pm, Moose Lodge, 69 1/2 High St. Glouster, OH.
The dinner, featuring hamburgers and hot dogs, will begin at 4:30 p.m. In addition to a dinner, there will be a Chinese Auction. $6 per person, Children ages 5-12, $3.50 and children under 5 are free.

Adopt-A-Highway Trash Pick Up, Meet at Huff Run Office at 9 AM, lunch around 11:30 at the Crossroads Restaurant. Bring work gloves and dress for the weather. ODOT will be providing visibility vests.

Monday, September 24:
Energy Learning Circle Meeting, 7 pm at The Ridges Building #22. All are welcome!

Wednesday, September 26:
Building Collaboration and Political Power Learning Circle Meeting, 3:30 at the Glouster Public Library

Tuesday, Septmber 25:
Volunteer Action Radio, WATH 970 AM. Guest: Cathy Trace, Athens Community Health Program

Wednesday, September 26:
Sunday Creek Watershed Group Monthly Meeting, 6:30 p.m. potluck, 7 p.m. presentation, SCWG office in Glouster. Presentation topic: "Mercury: The relationship between air and water quality in our region" by Gary Conley.

Saturday, September 29:
Talking Trails Opening Day at the RARE Center. Come check out the Interpretive Trails System built this summer. Contact Tanner for more info.

Thursday, October 4:
Rural Action Benefit Concert at Jackie O’s, contact Matt P. for more info.

Friday, October 5:
Rural Action Benefit Concert at Casa Cantina, contact Matt P. for more info.

Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13:

Invasive Plant Management Training: Experiences in Appalachian Ohio. Friday 12 is for Resource Professionals, Saturday 13 is for Landowners. The agenda (subject to change) is at the end of the memo. For more information call Jeff at 740-767-2090 or Tom at 740-742-4401.

Saturday, October 13:
Little Rivers Of the Hills Watershed Festival, 9 am-9 pm at Glouster Memorial Park. Walk-a-thon 9-12. Festival begins at 12, live music, pie-baking contest, kids’ activities, vendors, canoe float, lots more. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (see below).

Thursday October 18:
Tour of Huff Run Watershed for Agency Professionals, Local Officials, and Interested Citizens, 10 am-3 pm, Meet at the Huff Run Watershed 8728 N. High St, Lunch at a local restaurant.

Community Events

Thursday, September 20:
Critically acclaimed songwriter Todd Snider, Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville, Ohio,
8:00 p.m. Tickets and further information are available at 740-753-1924 or, on the web, at www.stuartsoperahouse.org, Email Address: info@stuartsoperahouse.org

Southeast Ohio Watershed Council Meeting, 10 am at Dunkle Hall, New Straitsville, for watershed coordinators and those people working with watersheds. New Straitsville History Group will be preparing lunch for a donation of $5/meal.

Friday, September 21:
National Network of Forest Practitioners Grand Opening Benefit Dinner, 6 pm, Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville, $25 (for dinner and music). Speakers, Silent Auction, and Music by the Royales, 7:30 pm, $6 general admission.

Saturday, September 22:
Stilt Grass Pull at Strouds Run State Park. Meet at 1 p.m. at the Dow Lake dam parking lot (off US-50 about 4 miles east of the US-33/50 interchange). Heavy rain will cancel the outing; light drizzle will not. The rain date will be Sunday, Sept. 23 at the same time. If the weather is questionable, call Phil Saturday morning at 594-3338 to find out whether the work session will take place. Please RSVP by calling Phil 594-3338.

Thursday, September 27:
SE Ohio Tree Care Conference, 9 am, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, 360 East State Street
This is going to be a day PACKED with 7 programs ranging from chainsaw safety, small scale timber equipment, street tree inventories, rain gardening, Emerald Ash Borer info, plant selections and more. Whether you are a Gardener or Arborist, starting a tree care program in your town or just want to know more about your trees, don’t miss this opportunity to catch the latest and network with others interested in planting and caring for trees. Contact: Ann Bonner at 740-589-9910 for registration information and directions.

Stuarts Opera House Presents the Red Stick Ramblers, 8pm. Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s own Red Stick Ramblers. The Ramblers play a powerful mix of Cajun, Swing, and everything in between. Tickets and further information are available at 740-753-1924 or, on the web, at www.stuartsoperahouse.org.

Friday, September 28-Saturday, September 29:
The Athens Area Sustainability Festival, East State St. Park. This is an annual grassroots community event organized by volunteers working year-round. The festival celebrates the many small businesses, organizations, individuals, and initiatives in the region dedicated to building community identity rooted in the principles of sustainability. All funds raised in this project are donated to area charities.

Saturday, September 29:
Appalachia Heritage Fest, 9 am-7 pm, “Celebrating the Home Life of Appalachia Ohio”
Perry County Fair Grounds, New Lexington
The Appalachia Fiber Guild of Ohio (AFGO) will be sponsoring Perry County’s first Appalachia Heritage Fest: An Artisan, Animal, and Fiber Fair. The event will showcase Appalachia Ohio’s rich heritage of artisan craft, fiber animals and fiber arts. Featured activities, demonstrations and vendors will include spinners, weavers, knitters, bee-keeping, honey, ceramic artists, quilting, fiber animals, wood working, homemade soap, artisan breads, music, and much more! Contact Kim Christman at (740) 742-3261.

Saturday, Oct. 6:
Marilou Suszko, author of the book “Ohio Food and Farms: From Garden Gate to Dinner Plate,” will have a book signing at the Athens Farmers Market on Oct. 6 from 10 am to noon. Sales of her book will be hosted by the Athens Book Center. Suszko, a foodwriter based in Northeast Ohio, spent most of 2005 traveling the state of Ohio collecting stories and recipes for the book, released this past June. The book is a travelogue and cookbook featuring notable farms and farmers throughout the state.

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