Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Calendar of Events

Thanksgiving Bread Sale
Thursday, November 27
9:00 AM
Avalanche Pizza (329 East State Street)
Athens, Ohio

The fine folks at Avalanche Pizza will be selling hot, fresh bread in the morning on Thanksgiving Day -- with all proceeds going to benefit United Appeal for Athens County. For more information, contact Avalanche Pizza (740.594.4664).

National Network of Forest Practitioners Webinars

Our friends at NNFP will be offering a variety of online seminars and information sessions during December. Here's a preview of what's coming up:

December 1 @ 12:00 PM: The National Forest Foundation's Matching Awards Program, presented by Adam Liljeblad, NFF Conservation Programs Officer.

December 2 @ 2:00 PM: Forest Landcare: Restoring Forests and Creating Jobs, presented by David Richert of Virginia Department of Forestry and the Blue Ridge Forest Cooperative.

December 3 @ 12:00 PM: Leadership for the Long Haul: Growing in Leadership, Enhancing Your Impact, presented by Barbara Wyckoff.

December 16 @ 12:00 PM: Biomass Removal Case Studies: Lessons Learned and Strategies for Success, presented by Dr. Zander Evans, Research Director at the Forest Guild.


Ohio Farm Bureau Federal Annual Meeting
Wednesday, December 3
Hyatt Regency
Columbus, OH

This years marks the 90th Anniversary of the Farm Bureau, and this years theme for the meeting will be “Many Chapters, One Fantastic Story.” We will be tabling at this event, with more information to follow in the coming weeks. For more information, or answers to questions, contact Tom Redfern (740.767.4938) or email him (tomr@ruralaction.org).

Mainstream Green Legislative Summit
Thursday, December 4
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Greek Orthodox Cathedral
555 North High Street
Columbus, OH

Hosted by the Ohio Environmental Council and the Ohio League of Conservation Voters (Ohio LCV). Topics will include: Climate Change Solutions, Great Lakes Protection, Transportation Choice, and Creating a Winning Game Plan for 2009. This year's summit will prepare all participants to take on key issues facing Ohio in 2009 and organize strategies to help address Climate Change, protect our Great Lakes, and fund real transportation options.

For more information, or to RSVP, contact OLCV (614.481.0512) or email them (twishinsky@ohiolcv.org).

NOTICE: If any Rural Action members or Rambler readers are planning to attend this summit, or are interested in attending, please contact our Executive Director Michelle Decker (740.767.4938) or email her (michelle@ruralaction.org).


Sunday Creek Trash Pick-Up
Saturday, December 6
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Marathon Gas Station in Chauncey

Sunday Creek will be leading a trash-pick with Cub Scouts from West Elementary. For more information, contact Kaabe Shaw (740.767.2225), or email him (shaw@sundaycreek.org).

Harvest Dinner
Sunday, December 7
2:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Shagbark Seed and Mill Co. Farm

Michelle Ajamian & Brandon Jaeger will be hosting an event at their farm to thresh and winnow (an ancient seed separation process) the last of their amaranth and millet harvest, part of the staple grains that they have been growing this past year. Afterwards, everyone is invited to a potluck-style Harvest Dinner. For more information, contact Michelle & Brandon (740.797.4399).

DIRECTIONS: From Athens, go out 550. Just under 2 miles from the overpass, you will see a white church with a black roof on the right, followed by what looks like a tall, white shepherd's hook sticking out of the ground. You will very soon be turning left onto Millcreek Road, BEFORE the billboard you will be seeing ahead on the right side of the road. After about 2 miles on Millcreek Road, you will have climbed to the top of the ridge, and the road takes a sharp curve to the left. Our place is the first two driveways on the right after the curve to the left. Signs will let you know which driveway to use, depending on their degree of fullness.

Watershed Meet & Greet Potluck
Tuesday, December 9
6:00 PM
Shawnee, Ohio
Masonic Hall (134 West Main Street)

Potluck dinner with members of Monday Creek, Sunday Creek, and Little Cities of the Forest Collaborators. For more information, contact Kaabe Shaw (740.767.2225) or email him (shaw@sundaycreek.org).

Energy Committee Meeting
Tuesday, December 9
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Building 22, The Ridges
Athens, Ohio

For more information, contact Scott Miller (740.593.0827) or email him (millers1@ohio.edu).

Huff Run Community Meeting
Tuesday, December 16
5:30 PM
Mineral City, Ohio
Huff Run Offices

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


Anonymous said...

Hey!! .!! Happy Thanksgiving!! .!! :) :) :) :) :)
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and every yr I like to get into the mood-extend the holiday, as it were-by reading "Thanksgiving novels." For example, these stories are mostly about family, about coming together to heal old hurts and showing thanks for the gift of love. . *
Do You Think You're Far better Off These days Than You Had been 10 Years Ago?

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