Life Writing Class offered next week
IRONTON - The Life Writing Class, edition No. 39, launches at Ohio University Southern from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Tuesday with John Patrick Grace as instructor.
This class, in its 11th year, has led to the publication of 27 books.
Several books from the class have won national or regional awards, including “Rough Lumber” and “Wild Mustard” by Justine Felix Rutherford and “Father's Troubles,” a novel by Carter Taylor Seaton.
Grace is a former Associated Press reporter, editor and foreign correspondent, the author or coauthor of five nonfiction books and a freelance contributor to The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, America magazine and other periodicals.
Space is still available for the session. The fee is $185 for 10 weeks of two-hour class meetings plus individual tutorial sessions for all enrolled.
For more information or to register, call Michelle Dotts at OU Southern at (740) 547-3974 or Grace (304) 617-1292 or email email@example.com.
International fest this weekend
PORTSMOUTH - The St. Mary International Festival will be today through Sunday at St. Mary of the Annunciation Roman Catholic Church.
Finger food and beveralge will be served and music provided by City Heat from 6 to 9 p.m. today. Admission is $15 per person.
Food booths will open at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Other events include raffles, drawings, an antique and custom car and truck show, crafts, a quilt show, a silent auction, health screenings, a euchre tournament, inflatables and games for children, a tour of the church, a pie-eating contest and free musical entertainment.
For more information, call (740) 370-9445.
Church rummage sale set Saturday
RACELAND - The Raceland Church of God at the corner of Crump and Chinn streets will have a rummage sale at 8 a.m. Saturday.
Glassware, furniture, a piano, a conference table, baked goods and other items will be for sale.
Holy Family fest to be Sept. 28-30
ASHLAND -Holy Family Church will have its eighth annual All American Septemberfest on Sept. 28 through 30 at Holy Family School at 900 Winchester Ave.
The eighth annual All American 5K race will be at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 29. The race will begin at the school, continue down Carter Avenue, make three laps around the Ashland Town Center and come back to the starting point. Awards will be presented for three places overall and the top three places in five-year age groups.
To register for the race, visit tristateracer.com or contact Alan Osuch, race director, at OsuchRacePlanner@aol.com or (606) 369-4403.
Tech shirts will be given to the first 150 to sign up.
Camp Oyo Scout reunion Sept. 22
PORTSMOUTH - The Camp Oyo Staff and Alumni Association will host an open house and reunion at Camp Oyo Boy Scout Camp, west of Portsmouth on Route 125, on Sept. 22.
Activities, which all former campers and staff members are invited to attend, include tours to see recent improvements, Scout memorabilia displays, an Indian dance team and a flag ceremony. Gates will open at noon and a free meal will be served at 4:30 p.m.
Established in 1926, Camp Oyo is on 55 acres of land next to the Shawnee State Forest. The camp’s mission is to provide a unique outdoor experience for the area’s youth and to preserve Scouting past for future generations to enjoy. Some things that make the camp unique are the five chestnut log cabins constructed by the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. Of these cabins, a frontier-style blockhouse and an octagon-shaped dining hall remain.
COSAA was formed in 1994 when Boy Scout camp closings threatened Oyo’s future. Members of COSAA contribute funds for the upkeep of the camp and attend monthly workdays.
For more information, call Bill Schwamberger at (740) 876-9748 or Steve Shaffer at (740) 547-8606.
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