May 19 – Volunteers to Pack Food Boxes

16 May

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On Saturday, May 19, 2018, the Southeast Ohio Foodbank, a program of Hocking Athens Perry Community Action, will be holding a public volunteer packing event. Volunteers are needed to join in packing food boxes from 9 am to 12 noon.

This event is family friendly, with tasks available for all ages. Please call to reserve a spot as space is limited. You can RSVP by contacting Mallory Ferguson at 740-385-6813 ext. 2207 or email at

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides a monthly box of shelf-stable food to nearly 4,000 low-income seniors in ten southeast Ohio counties: Athens, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Morgan, Perry, Vinton, and Washington. Volunteers are essential to the success of this program.


May 15 – OhioHealth Free Youth Sports Physical Clinic

15 May

Castrop Health Center, First Floor, Athens
Tuesday, May 15, 2018    6 pm-8 pm

No charge to middle school and high school students in southeast Ohio with relatively “clean” medical histories. Exams are used to screen for and detect medical or physical conditions that my put the student athlete at risk for future problems. For more details, call 740-566-4720.

May 12 – Athens County Spring Recycling Day

10 May

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Athens County Fairgrounds, 278 West Union Street, Athens

Saturday, May 12, 2018           8 am-12 noon

Sponsored by the Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District. For details including prices, restrictions and regulations, visit or call 740-753-6885.

May 12 – Stamp Out Hunger: Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

10 May

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Please put non-perishable food donation in a bag by your mailbox on Saturday, May 12, 2018 in time for the US Postal Service to collect and deliver to a local food bank.

Registration Closing – Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference

10 May

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OU Baker Center Ballroom, 1 Park Place, Athens
Tuesday, May 22, 2018          8:30 am-2 pm

The Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference, “Changing the Narrative: Using Rural Wealth Creation to Transform the Region,” will gather public officials, regional economic development practitioners, and representatives from businesses and organizations to discuss rural wealth creation in southeast Ohio. Space is limited To register, visit For more information, visit or call 740-597-3088 or email

May 6 – Passport to the Outdoors

4 May

Burr Oak State Park Beach, 5980 ODNR Road, Glouster
Sunday, May 6, 2018                                1 pm-5 pm

Get a “Passport to the Outdoors” and enjoy canoeing, archery, nature crafts, and stream exploration. $5/person; free for kids 15 and under.

For more information, call 740-394-2047 or email

May 5 – Robbins Crossing: A Step in Time

4 May

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Robbins Crossing, 3301 Hocking Parkway, Nelsonville
Saturday, May 5, 2018         12 noon-3 pm

A free day of historical interpretation. For more information, email