Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Upcoming Events

Rural Action Events

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.

Monday, October 22:
Energy Learning Circle Meeting at 7:00 pm, The Ridges Building #22

Tuesday, October 23:
Land Restoration Learning Circle Meeting at 5:30 pm, Rural Action’s Trimble office.

Wednesday, October 24:
Building Collaboration & Political Power Learning Circle Meeting at 3:30 pm, Glouster Public Library

Wednesday, October 24:
Health Learning Cirlce at 5:30 pm in the small meeting room of the Athens Public Library.

Saturday, October 27:
Rural Action VISTA’s Make a Difference Day Project, 10am-2pm, Trimble Office. This event will be an orientation to American Red Cross with the Executive Director of the Athens County Chapter of Red Cross, Sandy Shirey, and will be the first step on the path toward Disaster Response Training. Contact Tori for more information.

Saturday, October 27:
Roots of Appalachia Growers Association (RAGA) Workshop at the Rural Action Research and Education Center. Includes value-added product demonstrations, proper seed production, collection and storage. Contact Tanner for more information.

Thursday, November 15:
Rural Action Fundraiser Breakfast, 8 am-9 am, Athens Community Center

Community Events

Wednesday, October 17:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Baker Center Theater (2nd Floor)
As part of American Indian Heritage Month events, Ronald Snake Edmo, Shoshoni poet, linguistic anthropologist and author of "Spirit Rider" and "A Warrior's Voice", will read from his works and speak about the power of native language. Snake is a member of the Shoshone-Bannock tribe and a resident of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation in Idaho. This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday, October 18:
Jack Wright will sign copies of his latest book, Music of Coal: Mining Songs from the Appalachian Coalfields at Little Professor Book Center in Athens (65 S. Court St.)

Friday, October 19-Saturday, October 20:
Now in it's 9th year, the Women Of Appalachia "Their Heritage and Accomplishments" Conference recognizes the work of distinguished women from Appalachia with speakers, music, arts & crafts, authors and published works. Held at the OU-Zanesville campus, this conference is open to any one, not just women. Keynote speaker after lunch on Friday will be nationally known author Sharon Hatfield, who has written Never Seen the Moon.

Saturday, October 20:
PumpkinFest, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM, The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Join WellWorks and the Dairy Barn as we celebrate the fall season. This event includes fun for the entire family featuring pumpkin carving, food, games, crafts, and Kindermusik. Bring your own pre-scooped pumpkin and we will provide the tools and decorations to help make your pumpkin look “spooktacular!” Contact:

Sunday, October 21:
You will not want to miss Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day is scheduled for Oct.21, noon -five pm at Southern Local Schools Campus, Hemlock Perry County. This year we celebrate with the exhibit "Diamonds in the Rough" designed as collaboration between the Wayne National Forest, Ohio's Hill Country, and the Little Cities Council. The exhibit was displayed at the Bob Evans Farms Homestead Museum in 2006 and will now be seen for the first time in our region. In addition, a documentary named Devil's Oven: The Fire in the Heart of the Little Cities of Black Diamonds will premiere at our LCBD Day. Produced by Valda Lewis and narrated by Bob Singleton, the documentary relates the story of the 1884 Hocking Valley Coal Strike and the mine fire that still burns today along with the effect of the fire on the communities. Thirdly, we debut our Little Cities Miners Registry, an attempt to collect and record the names and other information about our hardworking coalminers of Perry, Hocking, Athens, and Morgan Counties, as a resource for the future. More information may be found on the website,

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