Thursday, September 04, 2008

Calendar of Events

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Saturday, September 6

The 2008 Pawpaw Workshop is being held at the Kentucky State University Research and Demonstration Farm, in conjunction with the Ohio Pawpaw Growers Association and the PawPaw Foundation. The workshops will include instructions and discussions on the cultivation of pawpaws, the marketability of pawpaws, and the benefits of raising pawpaws.

For more information, or to register for the Workshop, visit the University of Kentucy’s website (http://www.pawpaw.kysu.edu) or email Dr. Kirk Pomper (kirk.pomper@kysu.edu).
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Wednesday, September 10

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

For more information call (740.373.3372)
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Saturday, September 13

Huff Run Watershed Group will be helping, and tabling, at the Field Expo in Mechanicstown, Ohio from 10 AM to 4 PM. This event will have many programs that cover topics including alternative energy, forestry, wildlife, pasture management, small farms, soil and water conservation, and kid’s safety. In addition, Joel Salatin, one of America’s most dynamic and innovative small farmers, will be speaking at this event.

This event is free and open to the public. It is being sponsored by the Soil and Water Conservation Districts of Carroll, Columbiana, Harrison, Jefferson, and Stark counties. For more information contact the Carroll County Soil and Water offices (330.627.9852) or check online at their website (www.carrollswcd.org).

Drop by and introduce yourself to Huff Run’s VISTA, Amber Leasure-Earnhardt.

We hope to see you there!
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Tuesday, September 16

Huff Run Community Ice Cream Social, held by the Huff Run Watershed Group. Taggart's Ice Cream Parlor in Magnolia will be donating the ice cream for the event, and all are welcome!

There will also be a guest speaker from the Tuscarawas Soil and Water Office, talking on the topic of "Landscaping with a Purpose." The social will run between 6 PM and 8 PM. The social will be located at the Mineral City Park Pavilion, right behind the Huff Run office. For questions, or directions, contact Amber (330.859.1050).
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Saturday, September 20

The Federal Valley Watershed Group and Sustainable Forestry will host a tour on Stream Side Buffers on September 20. 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, contact Chris Zdinak (740.767.4938)
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Wednesday, September 24

The Sunday Creek Watershed Group will be holding its monthly Public Meeting this evening – beginning with a potluck dinner and concluding with a presentation from Coordinator Kaabe Shaw and VISTA Emily Boyer on the Trimble School Land Lab.

For more information, contact Kaabe (740.767.2225).
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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 Resources 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, 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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FESTIVALWATCH:
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Celtic Day Celebration: September 13

Location: Hubert Dunkle Building in New Straitsville, Ohio

Description: Festival takes place between 12:00 PM and 5:00 PM. There will be traditional performances from the Boys o’ the Hock & The Athens Irish Dancers, the Graham School of Irish Dance, The Shamrock Club of Columbus Drums & Pipes, and Gwen Corbett.

Clans and other Celtic Organizations are welcome!
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Paw Paw Festival: September 13 – 14

Location: Lake Snowden

Website: http://www.ohiopawpawfest.com/
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Reclaim Music Festival: September 27

Location: Meigs County

Website: http://www.reclaimmusicfestival.com/
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Great Outdoor Adventure: September 26 – 28

Location: Hocking College

Website: http://www.hocking.edu/goa/
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