Women in the Outdoors Workshop

Women in the Outdoors
Saturday, October 20, 2007, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Keller-Kirn Nature Park
1601 North Hugh St., Lancaster, Ohio

download flyerWomen in the Outdoors includes six outdoors classes, demonstrations, one-year subscription to Women in the Outdoors magazine, light breakfast, lunch, and one year membership to National Wild Turkey Federation. Classes include: Shelter and Fire Making; Surviving Wild Animals; Food and Water Gathering; Surviving Daily Life; Self-Help First Aid; Outfitting For Survival. Demonstrations include: Blacksmithing and Flint Knapping.

Women in the Outdoors is dedicated to providing educational outdoor opportunities for women ages 14 and older. Experts and trained professionals teach outdoor skills in a noncompetitive environment. Outdoor learning events featuring hands-on activities are conducted by local chapters throught the nation.

A partnership project of the Zane Trace Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation and the Ohio Division of Natural Resources Division of Wildlife.

Contact: Carrie S. Snoke at 740.503.4838 or css -at- daggerlaw.com


Pottery & Pit Firing Workshop with Kosia Oshiro

In the Tradition of the First Ohioans: A Pottery and Pit Firing Workshop with Kosia Oshiro
Saturday, October 20, 1 pm & Sunday, November 4, 2007, 9:30 am-all day
94 Columbus Rd, Athens, Ohio

On October 20 we will make creations from clay. On November 4 we will share the experience of the ancient tradition of pit firing pottery. Bring food to share and dress to be outdoors. There will be time for talking and music.

Kosia Oshiro specializes in pit-firing pottery, an old way of firing done in the style of the Ohio Shawnee, using the native clays of the area. She is a member of the United Remnant Band of Shawnee of Ohio, and has produced a number of modern day firings of Shawnee pottery on land owned by the Shawnee up near Zane’s Caverns.

Contact: Paulette Halliday to register at 740-592-3854 or pauletteh -at- acenetworks.org. Presenting Organization: Art of Ohio

Meet the Peacemakers: Cat Cutcher

Cat Cutcher
Soup for the Soul: Meet the Peacemakers series
Thursday, October 11, 2007, Noon-1 pm

United Campus Ministry
18 N. College St., Athens, Ohio
Free and open to the public

Cat Cutcher will be speaking about activism for peace and justice and reflecting on the balance between inner peace and outer/public peacemaking.

Catherine “Cat” Cutcher is originally from Columbus, Ohio and has lived in the Athens area since 1997. She has been an activist and community organizer since she was 15, and has worked on diverse issues including peace, justice, human rights, sustainable development and environmental restoration. She has worked with many local organizations, such as the Appalachian Peace and Justice Network, UCM, the Buckeye Forest Council, Rural Action, the Athens Farmers Market, and InterAct.

Currently she is a Ph.D. Student in Cultural Studies in Education at Ohio University. She also has an MA in International Affairs and African Studies from Ohio University, and a BA in Anthropology, Sociology and International Studies from Kalamazoo College. She recently received a Fulbright Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State for her dissertation research on popular education among women’s grassroots organizations in Kenya. She will be in Kenya from November 2007 through June 2008.

All students, faculty, and community are invited. Soup for the Soul’s fall 2007 theme is “Meet the Peacemakers.” Free lunch of soup and bread every Thursday!

Contact: ucmevan -at- frognet.net or 740-593-7301
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OUTWeek 2007

OUTWeek 2007: Come OUT! Get OUT! Stay OUT!
Sunday, October 7-Sunday, October 14, 2007
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Sunday, October 7

OUTWeek T-shirt Tie-Dye & Painting
UCM, 18 N. College St. 2-6pm
T-shirts are free for you to decorate for OUT Week!
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Paint the Graffiti Wall
1 am
Join the painting fun!

Monday, October 8

Queer Aquarium
Lindley Hall Park, 11 am-1 pm
Join in this awareness raising event. Bring your lunch or your books to study. This is a great place to catch up with friends.
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When the Gays Move Into Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood
Baker Center 242, 8-9:30 pm
By Joe Bertolino and Bil Leipold of Campus Speak
This program explore the realities and human dimensions of living in a world of heterosexual privilege. Drawing from their own lives, their experiences as fraternity men and student affairs professionals, their family experiences, and the dynamics of their own relationship, Joe and Bil present this difficult topic in a non-threatening, humorous way.
Sponsored by ActOUT and the LGBT Center

Tuesday, October 9

Bisexuality 101: Myths and Realities, with Bisexual Activist and Author Robyn Ochs
LGBT Center, Baker Center 354 4-5:30 pm
What is bisexuality? Is there no such thing as bisexuality or is everyone really bisexual? Or is it more complicated than that? Examine these questions as well as biphobia in lesbian, gay and heterosexual
communities with the goal of better understanding bisexuality and bisexual identities.
Open to people of all sexual orientations!

OUT Week Keynote
I Now Pronounce You…Equal, with Bisexual Activist and Author Robyn Ochs
Baker University Center Theatre, 8-9:30 pm
Regardless of your position on same-sex marriage, it’s a very confusing issue, and it’s very difficult to keep track of what’s going on in the United States and around the world. Get your questions answered, and hear the personal story of someone from Massachusetts who legally married her wife on May 17. An extended question and answer period follows.
Sponsored by Open Doors and the LGBT Center
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Wednesday, October 10

Gay Blue Jean Day
Wear blue jeans to show support for LGBT people!

Open Doors Meeting
UCM, 18 N. College St., 8-10 pm
Bring a straight friend night! Regular and occasional attendees are very welcome. Invite a friend or meet the friends of others! We love our straight ALLIES!

OUT Week Concert: Erica and the Little Beans
Blue Gator, 63 N. Court St, 10:30-Midnight
Great music for a great cause! Benefit Concert for EWO-Empowering Women of Ohio

Thursday, October 11

National Coming Out Day

Wear your ‘Gay, Fine By Me’ T-shirt Day!

Brown Bag Discussion: OUT in the Workplace
The Women’s Center, Noon-1 pm
OU employees will be featured in this panel discussion.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center and OUT@Work

Greeks & Gays
Baker University Center 242, 5-7 pm
Hear from a panel of LGBT community and Greek life members to help dispel misperceptions and bridge the two communities.
Sponsored by ALLY and LGBT Commission
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Hip-Hop and Homophobia: The Ins and Outs
Baker University Center 230, 8-9 pm
Join this discussion about how the Hip-Hop movement deals with LGBT issues.
Sponsored by SHADES

Friday, October 12

OUTWeek Rally
Scripps Hall Amphitheater, Noon-1 pm
Always fun and festive. Come celebrate the fact that we can be OUT at OU!
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OUT @ the Movies
Baker University Center 239, 11 pm-1 am
Attendees will select one of several films to view during this casual event–think slumber party!
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Saturday, October 13

Open Doors Dance Party: GAY AT THE GATOR!
Blue Gator, 63 N. Court St, 10:30 pm-2 am
Traffic Jam theme. Bring $ for Glow Sticks!

Sunday, October 14

CookOUT at Strouds Run
2-6 pm
Eat, relax and play at this always amusing event! Look for the rainbow flag! This event is held rain or shine
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SEE:OUT Week activities abound,” OUtlook, 10/5/2007

OUTWeek is coordinated by Open Doors. Other sponsors include: ActOUT; ALLY; EWO; The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center; LGBT Commission of Student Senate; SHADES; The Women’s Center; and OUT@Work: OU LGBTA Employees’ Network.

Cat Cutcher on Global Warming & Mount Kilimanjaro

Global Warming and Mount Kilimanjaro
Appalachian Ohio Group Sierra Club Monthly Meeting
Thursday, October 4, 2007, 7 p.m.

Athens Community Center Rm C
701 E. State St., Athens, Ohio
Free and open to the public

Slide presentation and talk by Cat Cutcher, graduate student at Ohio University with OU researchers Tom Smucker and Edna Wangui on the knowledge of communities and coping capacities with regard to global warming on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa. Cat is a Fulbright scholar who will go to Kenya in October to study the Green Belt Movement, a social and environmental movement for which Wangari Maathai won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Come learn about how global warming is affecting the world now. Speaker is part of the monthly meeting of the Appalachian Ohio Group Sierra Club.

Contact Loraine McCosker, friendlygardener -at- yahoo.com or 740-589-4070.

Reclaim Music Festival

Reclaim Music Festival
Saturday, September 29, 2007, 3 pm-2 am, gates open @ 1 pm

McCumber Hill Rd, near Rutland, Ohio (directions)

The Reclaim Music Festival will take place on Saturday in the backwoods of Meigs County, Ohio. Reclaim is proud to highlight the incredible live music scene of Athens, Ohio and surrounding hills. Reclaim is an outdoor music and community festival held at one of the most scenic venues in Ohio. The venue consists of a solid oak stage nestled amongst hundreds of acres of fields and forest.

Coolers are welcome. (There will be minimal vending at this event, so bring food, snacks and whatever you like to drink. Don’t forget drinking water.) Bring: flashlights, sleeping bag & tent, yer mom (or dad, or not). There will be 2 or 3 community fires, but please no individual fires (too dry).

Female performers in caps.


Family Tent

  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm LAURA NADEAU

Contact: reclaimmusic -at- gmail.com Let us know if you’d like to help in any capacity!
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CFI Potluck & Permaculture

Westside Community Garden Potluck & Rebecca Wood on Permaculture
Tuesday, September 25, 6-8 p.m.

Westside Community Gardens
W State St, Athens, Ohio.

Athens Community Food Initiatives, a local non-profit, will host a potluck and workshop by Rebecca Wood on permaculture. Please bring a dish to pass and place settings. Drinks will be provided.

Rebecca Wood has been an instructor at Hocking College in the Natural Resource program for the last 17 years. In addition to teaching core field botany and ecology classes she has also developed and instructed their courses in Sustainable Development, Conservation Management, and is working on new courses in Ethnobotany, Restoration Ecology, and Permaculture. She has also integrated her passion of the natural world and her love of herbs into Hopewood Center for Wellness and Herbal Studies where she provides experiences in Understanding Nature, Growing and Using Medicinal Plants, Wild Food Fun, and Healing with Nature. These classes are represented in the Herbal Studies certificate program and Complimentary Wellness courses offered at Hocking. United Plant Savers

Contact: CFI cfi -at- frognet.net or 740-593-5971.