Upcoming Events

May 1, 2017
  • Opening Day at the Chesterhill Produce Auction

    Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm   Chesterhill Produce Auction, 8380 Wagoner Rd, Chesterhill, OH 43728, USA 
    Description:

    Help us start the 2017 Auction season with a bash! This is our first produce auction of the season and we want you to be there! The community potluck starts at 3:00 and is open to the public. Feel free to bring a dish to share! The auction starts at 4:00 and we expect to see plant starts, ramps, lettuce, radishes, green onions and more on the auction floor. See you there!

     
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May 2, 2017
  • Mushrooms in Mud Run: Community Meeting and Presentation

    Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm   Vfw Post 7943, 421 N Main St, Tuscarawas, OH 44682, USA 
    Description:

    Join Rural Action and The Mud Run Streamkeepers on May 2nd at 6pm at the Tuscarawas VFW as we welcome Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Specialist Chad Kinney for a special presentation on mushrooms.

    You probably know that mushrooms are a popular pizza topper. You probably also know that mushrooms grow in the wild. You may even be someone who already enjoys hunting for mushroom locally. Whether or not you enjoy eating them, mushrooms are a fascinating piece of our local natural history and the focal point of our May Mud Run Streamkeepers meeting.

    In this entertaining and informing presentation, Chad a will stuff your mushroom mind with more information than you ever knew existed about these wonderful fungi! Topics this talk will cover include: myths about mushrooms, tips and tricks to help Identify many types of mushrooms, common wild edible mushrooms found in Ohio, morels vs. false morels, cultivation of mushrooms, and many more interesting facts and stories relating to mushrooms.

    In addition to the presentation, Chad will be bringing his collection of macroinvertebrates (tiny water bugs) and related such critters. These jarred bugs will help explain the restoration work that’s happening in our own backyards, as Chad and the Mud Run Watershed crew work to clean up our stream.

    Chad’s presentation will be followed by a brief meeting of the Mud Run Streamkeepers to discuss upcoming events and other projects in the area. The public is invited and encouraged to attend! If you have any questions feel free to call the office at (330) 859-1050.

     
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May 5, 2017
  • Birds in the Hills Festival

    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm   United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary, 35703 Loop Rd, Rutland, OH 45775, USA 
    Description:

    Join Rural Action, The Athens Area Birders, and Camp Oty’Okwa for our family-friendly Birds in the Hills Festival May 5-7 at United Plant Savers in Meigs County. This festival will feature a keynote from author Katie Fallon on Friday evening, a beer tasting and live music Saturday night, field trips led by local experts, and activities for families and children. We welcome anyone with even a remote interest in birds or being outside, especially those who have never picked up a pair of binoculars. Kiser's BBQ will cater and camping is available.

    Birds in the Hills Festival will feature field trips to Lake Hope State Park, Lake Snowden, and Vinton Experimental Forest. We will also have naturalist-led hikes through United Plant Savers' botanical sanctuary to see forest herbs and birds like blue-winged warblers, baltimore orioles, scarlet tanagers, and many more of our striking neotropical migrants. Participants can expect to see and hear up to 20 species of warblers, as well as yellow-billed cuckoos and a plethora of other migratory songbirds. Festival attendees will also have the opportunity to build bird feeders, bird houses, and to take home bird-friendly plants to improve habitat at your home for birds.

     
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May 13, 2017
  • Tuscarawas Riverfront Park Clean-Up with Canal Dover Assoc.

    Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Canal Road, Canal Rd, Dover, OH 44622, USA 
    Description:

    Join Rural Action and the Canal Dover Association on Saturday, May 13th as we host a riverfront cleanup at the newly established Canal Dover Park. Volunteers will focus on the north bank between the Wooster Avenue Bridge and the boat dock completing tasks such as picking up trash, doing a small amount of grass seeding and also being on the lookout for invasive species like garlic mustard that can be pulled and removed. This event is open to participants of any age, with children under 13 supervised by a parent or guardian. Please plan to dress for the weather and wear boots or appropriate footwear as this event will proceed rain or shine. We invite and encourage you to bring your canoes and/or kayaks to this event to clean up the park from on the water, as water access is an intended purpose of Canal Dover Park.

     
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May 19, 2017
  • Appalachian Conference on Social Enterprise

    Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm   ERC, Morgantown, WV 26505, USA 
    Description:

    Join us for the 2nd Appalachian Conference on Social Enterprise in 2017! Business and community leaders are finding innovative ways to make profit while
    creating positive and lasting impacts in our region. Social enterprises create jobs,
    build up communities, and protect our natural resources. We're excited to build on last year's success and bring you an exciting conference in May!

    Learn more and register at www.acose.org!

     
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May 20, 2017
  • Passport to the Outdoors

    Time: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm   Burr Oak State Park Beach 
    Description:

    Family outdoor activities including fishing workshop, canoeing, archery, crafts, lunch and more.

     
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May 29, 2017
  • Memorial Day at the Chesterhill Produce Auction

    Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm   Chesterhill Produce Auction, 8380 Wagoner Rd, Chesterhill, OH 43728, USA 
    Description:

    Spend your memorial day eating good food with even better friends! Join us for a community potluck at 3:00 PM, and stick around to stock up on some fresh, local spring produce with the auction at 4:00 PM.

     
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June 3, 2017
  • Saturday at the Chesterhill Produce Auction

    Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm   Chesterhill Produce Auction, 8380 Wagoner Rd, Chesterhill, OH 43728, USA 
    Description:

    Join us for our very first Saturday at the CPA! Come on out for a day full of strawberries, early summer produce and locally made wood products! The Country Cooking Cart will be open with hot food and drinks for sale all day. And, as always, we will have baked goods and handmade crafts for sale in the Country Store. The auction begins at noon, so bring the whole family for this fun, free spring event!

     
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June 10, 2017
  • Rural Action Annual Meeting

    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm 
    Description:

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June 11, 2017
  • Hocking River Canoe Float

    Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm   Hocking River Canoe Float 
    Description:

    6 mile float on the Hocking River with a locally sourced lunch and educational activities. Canoes available. Registration required. $20 per person suggested donation.

     
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June 12, 2017
  • Rural Action Sunday Creek Watershed Camp (Ages: 7-10)

    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm 
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June 15, 2017
  • Harrison County Riparian Workshop with Middle Tuscarawas River Watershed

    Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm   TBD 
    Description:

    Rural Action will be working with Harrison Soil and Water Conservation District and the Norma Johnson Center to host a Riparian Workshop! This event will cover information including how to identify unhealthy riparian zones, what practices create healthy riparian buffers, and what native plant covers can help stabilize stream banks and reduce sedimentation. Join us and receive a free packet of riparian seed mix along with a brochure outlining key points to a healthy stream buffer! Refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau. Please call (330) 859-1050 for more information.

     
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June 27, 2017
  • Rural Action Sunday Creek Watershed Scientist Camp (Ages; 11-14)

    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm 
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July 3, 2017
  • Independence Day at the Chesterhill Produce Auction

    Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm   Chesterhill Produce Auction, 8380 Wagoner Rd, Chesterhill, OH 43728, USA 
    Description:

    Kick off the Independence Day Holiday early with us in Chesterhill! This potluck brings out some of the best recipes of the year, and we will be roasting corn for all, as fresh and sweet as it gets! Make your favorite dish to share and join us for the afternoon. The potluck starts at 3:00 PM and the produce auction starts at 4:00 PM.

     
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July 10, 2017
  • Monday Creek Kids Camp

    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm   New Straitsville Shelter House 
    Description:

    Cost $50. Scholarships may be available. Ages 8-12. New Straitsville, Ohio. Time - 8:30 am - 4:00 pm. Learn about our environment through hands on educational activities and field trips to places such as The WILDS, Hocking College Nature Center, and the Wayne National Forest.

     
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July 29, 2017
  • Lake & Land Festival

    Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm   Atwood Lake Park, 9500 Lakeview Rd, Mineral City, OH 44656, USA 
    Description:

    Join Rural Action at the Lake and Land Fest! This one-day celebration will engage a diverse audience in hands-on demonstrations, educational workshops, and family-friendly activities that reinforce the messages of natural resource conservation and outdoor recreation. The event will be a collaboration of efforts from local non-profits, MWCD, SWCD’s, ODNR, and more.

    Entrance to the event will be free with a valid Lake and Land voucher and the park’s normal rate without. We hope to see you on the beach for this year’s Lake and Land Fest.

     
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August 12, 2017
  • Saturday at the Chesterhill Produce Auction

    Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm   Chesterhill Produce Auction, 8380 Wagoner Rd, Chesterhill, OH 43728, USA 
    Description:

    It's peak tomato season! Get out your jars and cans! It's time to preserve this summer sweetness for the whole year long! Expect to see a brimming floor full of fresh, local produce and an array of locally made wood products! The Country Store and Country Cooking Cart will both be open with homemade baked goods, gifts, hot food, cold drinks and much more! Bidding begins at noon - bring out the whole gang for this fun, free summer event!

     
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September 4, 2017
  • Farmer Appreciation Day at the Chesterhill Produce Auction

    Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm   Chesterhill Produce Auction, 8380 Wagoner Rd, Chesterhill, OH 43728, USA 
    Description:

    Labor Day is Farmer Appreciation Day at the CPA. We are so grateful for everything our farmers do for us. The fresh food they grow is what brings us all together. Join us for a community potluck at 3:00 PM followed by a produce auction at 4:00 PM.

     
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September 23, 2017
  • Pie Day at the Chesterhill Produce Auction

    Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm   Chesterhill Produce Auction, 8380 Wagoner Rd, Chesterhill, OH 43728, USA 
    Description:

    Bring your best for this special event at the CPA! Pie day is a chance to show off your baking skills while supporting the auction. Bring two of your favorite homemade pies, one for the tasting competition and one to be auctioned off. The Pie auction will be a fundraiser for the CPA with the proceeds of each pie going toward retiring the land and waterline debt. We will have prizes for First, Second and Third place pies! We will also be auctioning a few wood products and, as always, fresh, local produce! Bidding begins at noon!

     
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October 26, 2017
  • Closing Day at the Chesterhill Produce Auction

    Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm   Chesterhill Produce Auction, 8380 Wagoner Rd, Chesterhill, OH 43728, USA 
    Description:

    Help us celebrate a great auction season with our Closing Day Community Potluck and Auction! Bring a dish and a friend and stock up on the late fall harvest! Potluck begins at 3:00 PM and auction begins at 4:00 PM.

     
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October 27, 2017
  • Monday Creek Fall Tour

    Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm   Monday Creek Office 
    Description:

    Visit a restoration project, historical site, and natural area. Lunch Provided.

     
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November 4, 2017
  • Fall Consignment at the Chesterhill Produce Auction

    Time: 10:00 am - 3:30 pm   Chesterhill Produce Auction, 8380 Wagoner Rd, Chesterhill, OH 43728, USA 
    Description:

    Come one, come all! Buyers and sellers alike are invited to our season's biggest event! Bring the family out for the day to find handmade wood products such as tables, chairs, bookcases, antiques, bed frames and so much more! Find the hidden treasures of Morgan County and beyond at this absolute auction!

    Anyone is welcome to sell their own items on consignment such as tools, furniture, books, toys, farm equipment, picture frames, kitchen appliances, and other household items! Send us a list of what you're bringing (and better yet, a picture too!) and we can advertise them for free! Just send us a message on facebook, email tomr@ruralaction.org or call us at 740-677-4047.

    We will be accepting consignments out at the auction (8380 Wagoner Rd, Chesterhill, OH) from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3rd and 7:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m on Saturday, November 4th. The sale starts at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 4th and everything must go! This is a family friendly event open to the public and will have hot food and drinks for sale at the Country Store.

     
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