Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Upcoming Events

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Friday, August 22
ReUse Industries will be hosting a benefit concert at Donkey Coffee at 9 PM, featuring the music of Dan Zimmer, Josh Landis, Marjorie Bledsoe, and Kevin Drake. They are asking for donations from $3 - $5 for the concert, with all proceeds benefiting ReUse.
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Foothills Blues and Arts Festival
: August 22 – 23
Location
: Meigs County
Website
: http://foothillsmusic.org/

Festival sponsored by the Foothills Music Foundation, which offers great music and free admission. Food vendors will be available all weekend, and personal coolers are allowed (no glass bottles allowed). Performers will include Liz Pahl & the Pahlbearers, The Bob Stewart Band, Marjorie Thompson, Izzy Stetar & Chris Nacy, and Bob Margolin.

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September 3 – October 15

The Ohio Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) will be offering a seven-week Certified Arborist Preparation Course on Wednesday evenings, beginning on September 3. This course is designed to provide a comprehensive education on
Arboriculture, as well as prepare individuals for the ISA Certified Arborist Exam.

Early registration ends on August 20th, and costs $150 (includes programs and dinners). Individual sessions cost $40 apiece. The classes will be held at Huston-Brumbaugh Nature Center, located six miles south of Mt. Union College in Alliance. For questions, or more information, contact the Ohio Chapter ISA office (614.771.7494) or email info@ohiochapterisa.org.

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Wednesday, September 10
The Friends of the Lower Muskingum River are sponsoring a workshop on dealing with invasive exotic plants at Washington State Community College in Marietta.

For more information call (740.373.3372)
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Friday, September 12
The Ohio Chapter of the ISA will be holding their Northern Ohio Summer Meeting at Bowling Green State University Firelands in Huron, Ohio.

Dr. John Lloyd, director of Rainbow Treecare's Urban Forestry Institute, will present the keynote. He will talk on managing tree health care based upon their response to environmental conditions and building a new paradigm for "professional" plant health care. In addition to Lloyd's talks, this year's meeting will encompass a wide range of arboricultural topics, including fungicides, tree ID, composting, proper spray techniques and hands-on training in injection techniques.

The summer meeting registration fee is $60.00 for Ohio Chapter ISA/AGI-Affiliated members and $75.00 for non-members. Walk-in registrations are welcome.

For more information, please contact the Ohio Chapter ISA (614.771.7494).
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Saturday, September 20

The Federal Valley Watershed Group and Sustainable Forestry will host a tour on Stream Side Buffers. The tour will focus on the economic and environmental benefits of such buffers, and the benefits of the hickory tree as an agroforest product related to stream buffers.

For more information, please contact Chris Zdinak (740.767.4938).
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Thursday, September 25
The Southeast Ohio Tree Care Conference will be taking place in Athens on September 25 at the Ohio Department of Natural Resouces office, located at 360 East State Street. The conference will discuss many different issues of forestry and arboriculture, including many issues of urban renewal.

The registration deadline is September 19. For registration information or other questions, please contact Ann Bonner (740.589.9910).
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Saturday, October 18
The Roots of Appalachia Growers Association will be hosting their fall field day in Chillicothe on October 18th. It will be held at the residence of Katherine Parks, and there will also be a tour of the Highlands Nature Sanctuary. Call Heather or Tanner (740.767.4938), or email Tanner (tanner@ruralaction.org) for more details.
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