Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Calendar of Events

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Rural Action Volunteer Orientation
Wednesday, January 14
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Kuhre Center
19627 Walnut Street
Trimble, OH

There will be an orientation for those interested in becoming regular volunteers with Rural Action held at our Trimble offices. Those who attend will have an opportunity to learn more about the organization, and find specific ways to get involved through our program areas.

Those interested in attending should contact Tori Patterson (740.767.4938) or email her (tori@ruralaction.org).
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Woody Biomass Workshop
Friday, 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 (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 their website (http://www.walkforthehomeless.net/).
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Environmental Explorers’ Club
Saturday, January 17
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Nicole Donant Library
Mineral City, Ohio

This month at EEC we will be learning about “Life in the Arctic.” Topics will include different arctic animals, all about glaciers, and how our actions affect wildlife in the arctic. Games and crafts are planned and a snack will be provided! All ages 6-13 are welcome to attend.

Contact Amber if you have any questions (330.859.1050) or email her (amber@ruralaction.org).
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Huff Run Public Meeting
Tuesday, January 20
5:30 PM
Huff Run Offices
Mineral City, Ohio

Contact Maureen Wise if you have any questions (330.859.1050) or email her (maureen@ruralaction.org).
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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).

You can also check out the extensive Extension website here:

http://athens.osu.edu/agriculture/ag
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Sunday Creek Public Meeting
Wednesday, January 28
6:00 PM
Sunday Creek Offices
Glouster, OH

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