Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Calendar of Events

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Monday Creek Watershed Tour

Saturday, October 18
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Monday Creek Offices (New Straitsville)

Monday Creek (MCWG) is hosting a watershed tour, which will include Lost Run, Majestic Mine, and the new Shawnee Project. Donuts and coffee at 9:00 AM, with the tour beginning at 10:00 AM.

For information, contact Brian Blair (740.767.4938) or email him (brian@sundaycreek.org).
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RAGA Fall Field Day
Saturday, October 18
Home of Katherine Parks

The Roots of Appalachia Growers’ Association will hold a field day, including a tour of the Highlands’ Nature Sanctuary.

For more information, contact Tanner Filyaw or Heather Sheets (740.767.4938). You can also email them at (tanner@ruralaction.org) and (heather@ruralaction.org).
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Huff Run Watershed Restoration Partnership Meeting

Tuesday, October 21
5:30 pm
Huff Run Office

For more information, contact Maureen Wise (330.859.1050) or email her (maureen@ruralaction.org).
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Sunday Creek Public Meeting

Wednesday, October 22
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Sunday Creek office

The meeting will begin with a potluck, followed by a presentation.

For more information, contact Kaabe Shaw (740.767.2225) or email him (shaw@sundaycreek.org).
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AAEP Greenhouse Dedication

Wednesday, October 22
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Athens Alternative Education Program

The AAEP is dedicating their new greenhouse and outdoor lab in a small ceremony. Superintendents and John Costanzo will be in attendance, along with possible appearances from Rural Action staff.

For more information, contact Dwight Mitchell (740.594.6373) or email him (dwightmitchell@msn.com).

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Federal Valley Streamside Buffer Tour

Saturday, October 25
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Amesville Elementary

This streamside tour will focus on the economic and environmental benefits of buffers in ecosystems. Guest speakers include Neal Dix from Shade Winery, Mary Ann Westendorff from Amesville Sewer System, and Jerry Iles from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.

Contact Tom Redfern for more information (740.767.4938) or email him (tomr@ruralaction.org).
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Huff Run Watershed Tour

Saturday, October 25
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Huff Run Offices, Mineral, OH

Huff Run will hold a public tour of their watershed, including visits to their newly restored Belden and Fern Hill projects.

Contact Amber Leasure-Earnhardt for more info (330.859.1050) or email her (amber@ruralaction.org).
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Rural Action Community Conversation

Tuesday, October 28
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Trimble Elementary

We will be hosting a community conversation about the current financial crisis and local economy. The public is encouraged to attend – all are welcome. The event will also include presentations from guest speakers. More information TBA.

For more information, contact Jordan Vincent (740.767.4938) or email her (jordan@ruralaction.org)

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Annual Fundraising Breakfast

Friday, November 7
8:00 – 9:00 AM
Athens Community Center

This fundraising event will feature highlights of Rural Action's current work. Locally produced food and beverages will be provided.

For more information, contact Jordan Vincent (740.767.4938) or email her (jordan@ruralaction.org).

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Huff Run Adopt-a-Highway Clean-Up

Friday, November 7
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Huff Run Offices (Mineral City, OH)

Work with Huff Run members to beautify State Route 800, in conjunction with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).

For more information, contact Amber Leasure-Earnhardt (330.859.1050) or email her (maureen@ruralaction.org).
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Huff Run November Meeting

Tuesday, November 18
5:30 PM
Mineral City Fire Station

Chris Verich from the Ohio Consumer's Council will speak about "How to Manage Your Utility Bills" and will touch on topics such as heating, alternative energy, and natural gas prices.

For more information, contact Maureen Wise (330.859.1050) or email her (maureen@ruralaction.org).
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