We Are Dying

download flyer“We Are Dying”
by Up In Arms
Monday, November, 5, 2007, 6-10pm

Scripps Hall Amphitheater
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Free; donations accepted

This Monday, Up in Arms invites you to attend “We Are Dying,” a nonpartisan interactive tribute to the U.S. Troops and Iraqi civilians affected by the war in Iraq.

Please join us for an evening of performance and reflection surrounding the war in Iraq. At 6pm, members of Up In Arms will be performing select e-mails, letters, and poetry from Operation Homecoming, an NEA initiative to help U.S. Troops and their families write about wartime experiences.

Take a minute to listen to the words of our Troops – our peers, friends, and family; to take in the names and faces of the 4,141 coalition casualties and their stories; to witness the toll the ongoing war takes on Iraqi children and their families

Join us in our letter writing campaign (stationary and postage provided), or help assemble care packages for Any Soldier‘s adopt-a-battalion program. Donations will be collected for the UNICEF Iraqi Children’s fund.

Special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, the @Lab and Nathan Berger, OU ROTC, College Democrats, and the School of Theater.

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25th Annual UCM Dinner and Auction

Benefit: 25th Annual UCM Dinner and Auction
Saturday, November 3, 2007, 5-pm

Athens Community Center
701 E. State St, Athens, Ohio
$25 to $100 (sliding scale); $15 students

UCM‘s biggest annual fundraiser turns 25 this year! An eclectic international buffet will be provided by Purple Chopstix, with appetizers by Salaam. Pat and Wanda Sheridan of Shamrock Auction Service will have hundreds of donations, including goods, services, artwork, and crafts, from local businesses and individuals up for auction to the highest bidder. The highlighted auction item is a one-week stay in Bonita Springs, Florida- 15 miles north of Naples.

Live entertainment by CALLIOPE FEMINIST CHOIR and the Greg Bikowski jazz trio.

Contact: Call UCM: Center for Spiritual Growth and Social Justice at 740-593-7301 or ucm -at- frognet.net now for your reservation!

Rockin’ Karaoke: The P.O.W.E.R. to Sing

Rockin’ Karaoke: “The P.O.W.E.R. to Sing”
Tuesday, October 23, 2007, 10 pm-2 am

Casa Cantina
W State St, Athens, Ohio
$2 for 21+; $3 for under 21

Benefit for P.O.W.E.R. and the Sexual Assault Prevention Program of Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling. Best Karaoke tunes in town!!!

POWER (Promoting Ohio University Wellness, Education and Responsibility) is a nonprofit student organization of peer educators who address health and lifestyle issues facing college students.

The Sexual Assault Prevention Program is dedicated to educating communities in Athens, Hocking, and Vinton Counties about sexual assault and sexual prevention. The program provides educational workshops for middle school, high school, and college students. The program also educates community members about sexual assault, how to spot and stop sexual assault within the community, and where to go for help.

Contact: saprevention -at- gmail.com

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Saturday, October 20, 5-9 pm & Sunday, October 21, 2007, 2-7 pm

132 W State St, Athens, Ohio

A community celebration of the visual, performing, and culinary arts!

Both days: Visual Art from more than 20 local artists.

Saturday: On stage (Those that I know are female are in CAPS.)

  • 5:00 LEAH MILLER – belly dancer
  • 5:15 Rusty Rittenhouse – magician
  • 5:45 DOMINIKA ADAMOVA and Frank McDermott – poetry and music
  • 6:05 Ehryan Everson – dancer
  • 6:10 QUINN SCHMALLENBERG and Zion Everson – dancers
  • 6:15 Pete Wuscher and Matthew Bryant – music
  • 6:45 Ethan Greene – music
  • 7:15 Steve Zarate – music
  • 7:45 Designated Spaces – spoken word
  • 8:15 Bad Chemicals – music
  • 8:45 LEAH MILLER and JANE PALMER – fire dancer and drums

Saturday: Downstairs

  • Kids in Action
  • Haunted House Knit/Weave Workshop
  • OU T-Com children’s presentation
  • Chris Tomazik

Sunday: On stage

  • 2:00 LEAH MILLER – belly dancer
  • 2:15 NGOMA – drum circle
  • 2:45 Rusty Rittenhouse – magician
  • 3:15 Ehryah Everson – dancer
  • 3:20 QUINN SCHMALLENBERG and Zion Everson – dancers
  • 3:30 Ethan Greene – music
  • 4:00 LIZ PAHL – music
  • 4:30 Heartlanders – music
  • 5:00 Reyshan Parker – play “Best Intentions”

Sunday: Downstairs

  • Kids in Action
  • Haunted House Knit/Weave Workshop
  • OU T-Com’s children’s presentation
  • Xen Glick – 5-7

Benefit: Writer’s Harvest Reading

Benefit: Writer’s Harvest Reading
Thusday, October 11, 2007, 7:30pm

Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
$3 donation

The OU Creative Writing Program will sponsor the Writer’s Harvest reading to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. The benefit is part of the nation’s largest reading series working to help fight hunger

Featured readers will be the new creative nonfiction Professor Dinty Moore; recent alumna of the CWP, CARRIE OEDING; OU alumna and novelist PENNY LAUER; and local poet and educator WENDY MCVICKER. Donations of $3 will be accepted at the door, and on the campus green during the week. Following the readings will be a musical reception with refreshments.

SEE:4 local authors join ‘Harvest’ effort,” Athens News, 10/8/07

The Second Harvest Foodbank of Southeastern Ohio is a large warehouse operation that receives surplus food donations from major food manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers and then channels this food to charitable feeding organizations throughout ten counties in southeastern Ohio. Our mission is to channel surplus food to those who do not have enough, with a goal of making a positive difference in their lives. The foodbank currently distributes food to over 200 food pantries, soup kitchens, and congregate meal sites. In 2005, the foodbank supplied over 7.9 million pounds of food to those feeding organizations that are in the front line of helping families meet their basic food needs.

It is one of 196 Second Harvest Regional Foodbanks throughout the US and Puerto Rico affiliated with America’s Second Harvest. It is estimated that nearly 97 billion pounds of edible food are wasted each year by Americans, and that approximately 30 million Americans are in danger of going hungry. Foodbanks have the resources to receive edible food that would have otherwise been wasted, from growers, manufacturers, retailers, and processors, in order to distribute it to local charitable agencies. — http://www.hapcap.org/seorfc.htm

Contact: the Special Programs Office at lm346095 -at- ohio.edu
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PPSEO 36th Annual Meeting

Planned Parenthood of Southeast Ohio
36th Annual Meeting
Tuesday, October 9, 2007, 6:30-8 pm

132 W State St, Athens, Ohio
$25 per person

down load flyerPlanned Parenthood of Southeast Ohio (PPSEO) invites the public to attend our 36th Annual Meeting. This fun and informative evening will include a performance by the Ohio University Title IX Singers, a panel discussion, and refreshments afterward.

In addition to the business meeting, the agenda will include a viewing of Third Wave: The March for Women’s Lives, a video documenting the 2004 march for reproductive rights in Washington D.C. A panel will discuss successes, the political climate, and the future regarding the issues raised by the video. A question/answer session will follow the panel discussion. Also included during the evening will be the presentation of the Nora Price Award, which honors distinguished service and extraordinary dedication to advancing the purpose and activities of PPSEO.

Light hors d’oeuvres and desserts will be provided at the end of the meeting.

Contact: Chris 740-593-3376 for ticket info and to reserve a spot. Limited number of donated reservations for students.

Megan Murphy & Yankee Bluegrass

Federal Valley Concert Series: Megan Murphy & Yankee Bluegrass
Saturday, October 6, 2007, 7-8:30pm

Federal Valley Resource Center Auditorium
Stewart, Ohio

Megan MurphyThis benefit concert featuring Megan Murphy and Yankee Bluegrass is part of the Federal Valley Concert Series, held on the first Saturday of the month.

All donations benefit the FVRC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining and managing the historic school complex for the benefit of the community. The brick buildings include an 1890s two room school house with a 1920s addition, and a classroom building and a gym built in the early 1930s.

Federal Valley’s Halloween Fundraiser Fright Nights will also be open.

Directions: Drive 10 miles east of Athens on US Hwy 50/32, take S.R. 329 two miles into Stewart. Center is in old school on left.

SEE:Pickin’ and grinnin’: Trimble student is master of her mandolin,” Athens Messenger, 4/22/2006

Contact: 740-707-7208 or ew277002 -at- ohio.edu