Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Calendar of Events




Rural Action’s 2009 Annual Meeting
Friday, May 8
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Eclipse Company Store
Eclipse Company Town (near Nelsonville, Ohio)

Rural Action will be holding our 2008 Annual Meeting at the Eclipse Company Store. This year our keynote speaker will be Wes Jackson, internationally renowned agricultural scholar and author who is also the president of The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas. We will also be announcing the winners of our 2009 Sustainability Awards!

All are welcome and encouraged to attend this free event. Desert and coffee will be provided. For more information, contact Calaina Goodyear (cgoodyear@ruralaction.org).



Chesterhill Produce Auction Meeting
Friday, May 8
9:00 AM
Chesterhill Auction Site
8380 Wagoner Road
Chesterhill, Road

Rural Action and The Konkles will be holding a meeting to discuss the future of the Chesterhill Produce Auction. Any and all interested parties should plan on attending the meeting. For more information, contact Bob Fedyski (bob@ruralaction.org) or call our offices (740.767.4938).



The Appalachian Spring Festival
Saturday, May 9
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Eclipse Company Store
The Plains, Ohio

Little Cities of Black Diamonds will be holding their 7th Annual Festival, as well as celebrating the renovation and reopening of The Eclipse Company Store. There will be live music from Boys O’ The Hock, Charlie & Celia Lewis, and Bruce & Gay Dalzell – as well as an auction, numerous vendors, and great food. For more information, you can visit their website (www.littlecitiesofblackdiamonds.com), call their offices (1.866.394.3011) or email them (lcbd@ohiohills.org).



Chesterhill Produce Auction - Opening Day!
Thursday, May 14
4:00 PM
8380 Wagoner Road
Chesterhill, Ohio

Opening day of the Chesterhill Produce Auction, as Rural Action continues another year of partnership with the Konkles. Friends, great food, and much more - come out and support our local food economy! For more information, contact Bob Fedyski (bob@ruralaction.org) or Tom Redfern (tomr@ruralaction.org). You can also call our offices (740.767.4938).



Huff Run Awareness Days
Friday, May 15 (Sandy Valley Elementary & Sherrodsville Elementary)
9:15 AM – 1:30 PM
Wednesday, May 20 (Home School Groups)
Friday, May 22 (Bell-Herron Middle School)
8:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Huff Run Watershed
Mineral City, Ohio

As part of their mission to educate regional communities about the importance of water quality, the Huff Run Watershed Restoration Project holds a multiday educational event every year aimed at children. This year, classes of children will be coming from Bell Herron, Tusky Valley, Sandy Valley, and Sherrodsville to visit stations throughout the Huff Run Watershed that will teach them about fish collection, macroinvertebrates, restoration projects, water quality testing, and enviroscapes.

This annual event is made possible through volunteers. Anyone interested in helping out or teaching a class should contact Amber Leasure-Earnhardt (amber@ruralaction.org). You can also call the Huff Run Offices for more information (330.859.1050).



Talking Forest Medicine Trail Opening

Saturday, May 16
9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
UpS Goldenseal Sanctuary
Rutland, Ohio

The United Plant Savers are celebrating the opening of their Talking Forest Medicine Trail, which will offer 10 miles of self-guided nature education through 1200 acres of herb-rich forests. This event will offer guided tours of the Medicine Trails, classes by notable herbalists, dedications of medicinal trees in the region, and a UpS membership meeting. Lunch will be available from local vendors – dinner is on your own, though. Overnight camping is available by reservation.

For more information, to make reservations, or to inquire about Herb Faire vendoring visit (www.unitedplantsavers.org) or call (802.476.6467).



The Moonshine Festival
May 21 – 25
Main Street
New Straitsville, Ohio

Located in the rolling hills of Southeastern Ohio, the festival features a variety of events including a working Moonshine Still Display, local history museum, flea market vendors, and plenty of great food. The Monday Creek Restoration Project will be featured both in the festival’s parade, and in a booth during the festivities.

For more information, or to get involved, with Monday Creek contact Mike Steinmaus (mcrp@mondaycreek.org) For more information about the Moonshine Festival, call the organizers (740-394-2838).



Horse Logging Workshop
Saturday, May 23
9:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Fox Lake
Athens County, Ohio

Rural Action will be hosting a Horse Logging Workshop for landowners, and all others, who are interested in this “green alternative” to mechanized practices. Participants will meet at Fox Lake at 9:30 AM for parking, and will then be shuttled out to Chuck Atkins property for a demonstration of horse-logging. Lunch on-site, which will be followed by a tour of the Flournoy’s property.

For more information, or to register for the event, contact Susi Rankis (susi@ruralaction.org) or call our offices (740.767.4938).



Monday Creek Watershed Daycamps
June 15 - 19
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
New Straitsville, Ohio

The Monday Creek Restoration Project will be holding a daycamp, geared towards children between the ages of 8 - 12. These daycamps will give children the opportunity to learn about the need for conservation and environmental renewal in Appalachian Ohio, as well as some of the history of our region. Registration is currently open. The cost for each child enrolled in the program is $30.00 for the week. For more information, or to register your children, contact Heather Sheets (heather@ruralaction.org) or call her (740.767.2225).

You can also register online at Rural Action's website (www.ruralaction.org/daycamps/index.html).



Sunday Creek Watershed Daycamps
July 20 - 24
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Glouster Community Park
Glouster, Ohio

The Sunday Creek Watershed Group will be holding a daycamp, geared towards children between the ages of 8 - 12. These daycamps will give children the opportunity to learn about the need for conservation and environmental renewal in Appalachian Ohio, as well as some of the history of our region. Registration is currently open. The cost for each child enrolled in the program is $50.00 for the week, and will include a trip to a ropes training course at Ohio University. For more information, or to register your children, contact Heather Sheets (heather@ruralaction.org) or call her (740.767.2225).

You can also register online at Rural Action's website (www.ruralaction.org/daycamps/index.html).


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