Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Calendar of Events


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Appalachian Ohio Group Sierra Club Monthly Meeting

Thursday, January 8
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Athens Community Center
Athens, Ohio

OU Professor Nancy Manring will discuss “The Environmental Movement as a Foundation for Sustainability Successes and Challenges”. Child care provided, free and open to the public.
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Rural Action Volunteer Orientation

Saturday, January 10

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Kuhre Center
Trimble, Ohio


Contact Tori Patterson for more information (740.767.4938) or email her (tori@ruralaction.org).
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Rural Action Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday, January 14

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
The Kuhre Center
Trimble, Ohio


Contact Tori Patterson for more information (740.767.4938) or email her (tori@ruralaction.org).
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Woody Biomass Workshop
Thursday, January 16
Hocking College Energy Institute
3026 Industrial Park Drive
Logan, OH

Rural Action’s Sustainable Forestry Program, in partnership with the National Association of Conservation Districts, is hosting a one-day workshop on utilizing woody biomass heating sources for schools and public facilities. Confirmed speakers include Dr. Zander Evans from The Forest Guild, Matt Bumgardner from the U.S. Forest Service, Lew McCreery from the U.S. Forest Service, Gary Wilson from Wayne National Forest, and Dale Arnold from the Ohio Farm Bureau.

Registration cost is $15.00, which includes required materials and lunch. Scholarships are also available for students and school administrators. For more registration information, contact Susi Rankis (740.767.4938) or email her (susi@ruralaction.org)
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7th Annual Walk for the Homeless

Saturday, January 17
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
First United Methodist Church
Athens, Ohio

Sponsored by Good Works, this event is held each year to raise awareness concerning poverty and homelessness, and to raise funds for Timothy House – the only homeless shelter serving nine counties in Southeast Ohio. There is no registration necessary for those interested in taking part. For more information, contact Cory Blackwell (740.594.3339), or visit the website (http://www.walkforthehomeless.net/).
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Small Ruminant Production School

January 27 – February 24
6:30 PM – 8:45 PM
Athens County Extension Office

A 5-week ruminant production school for sheep and goat producers will be held this winter. Sponsored by OSU Extension, Athens County, and the Ohio Sheep Improvement Association, those enrolled will learn skills and strategies to improve production and profitability. The cost is $25/farm couple and $10 for each additional person from the same farm. Contact the Athens County Extension office (740.593.8555) for more information, or email Rory Lewandowski (lewandowski.11@osu.edu).
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Sunday Creek Public Meeting
Wednesday, January 28
Sunday Creek Offices
Glouster, OH

Contact Kaabe Shaw with questions (740.767.2225) or email him (shaw@sundaycreek.org).
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