The monthly clothing give-away to the needy will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the New Boston First Church of the Nazarene, 3962 Rhodes Ave., New Boston. Enter the fellowship hall by the side entrance on Center Street across from the apartment complex.
There will be clothing in all sizes for the family. No proof of income is needed. The clothing is free for your family’s use and not to be resold.
Bring plastic bags to take the clothing home.
Ju Jitsu classes begin Monday
Traditional Japanese Ju Jitsu classes for adults and children will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday at the Stockdale Community Center, 57 Ohio 335, Stockdale. Learn effective techniques along with origins behind this art. For more information call Junior Anglemyer at (740) 222-2888.
Nature preserve plans open house
A blaze of yellow, white and purple blooms will greet visitors as they experience pre-settlement Ohio — when prairies covered sections of western Ohio with tall grasses and prairie wildflowers. Chaparral Prairie State Nature Preserve will host an open house, part of the Natural Areas Discovery Series, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.
The open house will feature a guided wildflower walk and prairie presentation beginning at 10 a.m. The preserve is located near several Adams County prairies. Visitors are encouraged to ask staff for directions to other nearby sites. Chaparral Prairie is located at 209 Hawk Hill Road, West Union.
Children who hike with their families during the special events and throughout the year can receive credit towards the ODNR Explore the Outdoors Hike a Trail activity. Explore the Outdoors is a hands-on family program that gives Ohio children the opportunity to reunite with nature, improve their physical and emotional health and discover the rewards of becoming environmental stewards. Program information and downloadable activity guides can be found at www.exploretheoutdoorsohio.com.
Visit the ODNR Web site at www.ohiodnr.com.
Red Cross receives grant
The mission of the Ohio River Valley Red Cross is to prevent, prepare for and respond to disasters in our community. In fiscal year 2009 (July 1, 2008, through June 30, 2009) the Ohio River Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross came to the aid of 88 families including over 300 individuals in need of emergency assistance as victims of single family house fires. The cost of that aid to the chapter was more than $48,000 which exceeded the chapter’s budget.
The Scioto Foundation came to the rescue and granted the chapter $10,000 to help fill that gap.
Benefit is Saturday
A benefit to help Marlena Osburn, a cancer patient, will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Otway School gym. Activities will include a chili and hot dog dinner, an auction at 2 p.m., raffles, split the pot, and music by the Nichols Family from noon to 2 p.m.
For more information call Kim at (740) 372-0362 or Debbie (740) 372-6935