Breast Cancer Survivorship Reception

Breast Cancer Survivorship Reception
Friday, October 26, 2007, 4-6 pm

Baker Center 242
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Ohio University’s chapter of Colleges Against Cancer is sponsoring the third annual Breast Cancer Survivorship Reception as part of its week-long “Breast Fest” in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and those who have fought breast cancer. We invite members of Ohio University and the Athens community to celebrate with us during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Attendees will be a served various pink refreshments, receive a gift bag and be entered in a raffle. We invite survivors to come for food, fun and hope! No RSVP is necessary.

Colleges Against Cancer is a national organization established in 2001 by the American Cancer Society. The Ohio University chapter is currently one of more than 175 chapters at colleges and universities nationwide.

SEE: “Colleges Against Cancer supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” OUtlook, 10/25/07

Contact: cacancer -at- ohio.edu

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Birth Circle: The Transition to Parenthood

The Transition to Parenthood
Birth Circle Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, October 24, 7-9 pm

Athens Branch, Athens Co. Public Library
Home St, Athens, Ohio
Free and open to the public

The Birth Circle would like to invite you to attend our monthly meeting. We’ll explore how our relationships with our partners change when the baby arrives. This will be an excellent topic to invite dads or partners to!

Come early to visit with each other. If you’re new, ask for Brandi or a board member and we’ll introduce you to some other folks. Also, hear birth stories by recent moms and dads, ask questions of attendees, and discuss other topics of interest, too. Often, local doulas/birth helpers and independent childbirth educators come, too, whom you can meet.

Contact: Brandi at 740-592-5875 or hollowaygrady -at- yahoo.com

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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Love Your Body Day 2007

Love Your Body Day 2007 is Thursday, October 18!

download posterLove Your Body Day is a day of action and consciousness-raising about images of women that are harmful and offensive.

The Ohio University Women’s Center will host 2 events to celebrate.

1.) Table in Baker University Center, 10 am-6 pm
Materials about body image, healthy eating, and positivie body consciousness.

2.) Screening: REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES @ 6 pm

Do you love what you see when you look in the mirror?

Hollywood and the fashion, cosmetics and diet industries work hard to make each of us believe that our bodies are unacceptable and need constant improvement. Print ads and television commercials reduce us to body parts — lips, legs, breasts — airbrushed and touched up to meet impossible standards. TV shows tell women and teenage girls that cosmetic surgery is good for self-esteem. Is it any wonder that 80% of U.S. women are dissatisfied with their appearance?

Women and girls spend billions of dollars every year on cosmetics, fashion, magazines and diet aids. These industries can’t use negative images to sell their products without our assistance.

Together, we can fight back. — http://loveyourbody.nowfoundation.org/


Contact:
dietzel -at- ohio.edu

Having a Baby? Ten Questions to Ask

Having a Baby? Ten Questions to Ask
Monday, October 15, 2007, 7-9 pm

Athens Public Library
Home St, Athens, Ohio

A free Birth Circle program for expectant parents. We’ll talk about normal labor, pain relief, birthing positions, and more. This program is designed to educate expectant parents about becoming good health care consumers and encourages parents to participate in the decision-making process of their baby’s birth. Led by Brandi Holloway, Certified Childbirth Educator and doula. Get the most mom- and baby-friendly care possible!

Supported by Lamaze International and Open Meadows Foundation.

RSVPs encouraged: 740-592-5875 or hollowaygrady -at- yahoo.com

Final Fridays on the Square – September

Final Fridays on the Square
September 28, 2007, 6-10 p.m.

Nelsonville Public Square
Nelsonville, Ohio
Free admission, on-street parking

On the final Friday of every month, galleries and retail shops on Nelsonville’s Historic Square stay open late to feature special art events. Enjoy artists’ demonstrations, art chats, artists at work in their studios, and openings of new art exhibits, plays, and musical shows. For more see schedule.

Below are venues that are have specifically listed women artists/craftswomen as featured for September 28, or are woman-owned/operated.

Nelsonville Pottery & Art Supply
Bluebird Pottery artist Susan Sherman sharing with visitors her tasty treats and many recipes for cooking in her locally made pottery.

Nelsonville Quilt Company
Chenille demo: use the pumpkins to make a great fall wall hanging or sweatshirt. Get ready for winter with a new chenille scarf. Long arm quilting demos all night.

Only from Ohio
Fall wreaths & floral arrangements by Kim Sands, sampling of fall foods, fresh Great Harvest breads, antiques & high end furniture, new glass by Carolyn Fisk, and storewide specials.

Paper Circle
Opening: New Propositions on Handmade Paper by Mary Manusos. Ohio University Art professor will exhibit her gorgeous images made in and of paper.

Spinning Turtle Yarn and Gifts
Hosting a presentation about the Comfort or Prayer Shawls Ministry. Anyone belonging to a shawl group is welcome to come and participate, or send Spinning Turtle their information to share.

Starbrick Clay
Opening: Masks and Totems presenting a contemporary perspective of the Mask and Totem in Clay, celebrating the season of disguises and alter egos! In the Window: Cindy Yeager

Stuart’s Gallery 1879
Opening: The Bra Project – No 2 Are Alike features the work of 30 area artists consisting of 50 some pieces. A spunky, provocative & outspoken art exhibit. Entertainment provided by Milena Miller and Friends & Charlie and Celia Lewis. A year’s membership to WellWorks to be raffled off. Proceeds from this event to benefit Breast Cancer Research.

download flyerStudio 4 Art Gallery
Opening: Landscape and Flowers Photography and Paintings by Ellen Pettey and Terry Fortkamp. New plein aire paintings in the studio. New dichroic glass/sterling jewelry by Amanda Buchanan.

Opening: The Bra Project

Opening: The Bra Project: No 2 are Alike
Final Friday
Friday, September 28, 6-9pm
Thru October 22, 2007

Stuart’s Opera House
Public Square, Nelsonville, Ohio

download small flyerThe Bra Project: No 2 are Alike features women’s bras transformed into art pieces and statements about breasts and bras. The exhibit is the work of 30 women artists from the area who have chosen to explore their sometimes complex relationships with their own breasts and the bras that confine them or the bras they’ve thrown off.

“It is dedicated to breast cancer awareness for all those who fought the fight and won and those who did not,” according to one of the group’s organizers, Marcia Shubert, who reminds us October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Come to meet the artists and see the work! Opening night will have a memorial table with luminaries for anyone wanting to honor a loved one who has died from cancer. Milena Miller and Friends will be there to entertain. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

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