The regular meeting for 2011 of the Nile Township trustees will be held as follows:
January through August on the second Monday of the month; and
September through December on the second Thursday of the month.
Meetings will be held at 7 p.m. at the township office, 12215 U.S. 52, Friendship.
Nile’s report is complete
The unaudited financial report for fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2010, is complete and that report may be reviewed at the township office, 12215 U.S. 52, Friendship, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Ecology class is for adults
Learning Green, an introductory environmental education class for adults, will help participants learn how to go green and why. The first of a four part series on ecology will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Portsmouth Public Library, 1220 Gallia St.
Class 1 is an Introduction to Ecology. Participants will learn about ecosystems, the cycles of life and stewardship. Classes are led by Ironton resident Sylvia Arthur. The classes are free. The series is specifically geared for busy adults who would like to learn about the environment but do not have a lot of time. For more information contact: Grace Peach at the Portsmouth Library 740-354-5688.
Class schedule is as follows:
How Ecosystems work, Cycles of Life, Stewardship at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15;
Time and Tide: Detecting Ecological Change at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22;
What’s Happening: Introduction to Current Events, Like Global Warming and Alternative Energy Production at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29; and
What You Can Do Right Now to Help the Planet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5.
Planetarium’s new schedule
Shawnee State University’s Clark Planetarium is offering free shows again this season beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10. The shows will run Mondays and Thursdays every week until the end of the semester the first week in May.
One of the current feature shows is “Two Small Pieces of Glass.” The show traces the history of the telescope from Galileo’s modifications to spyglass — using two small pieces of glass — to the launch of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the future of astronomy. It explores the wonder and discovery made by astronomers throughout the last 400 years.
Coming this fall, a new show, “IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System” examines the boundary between our solar system and interstellar space. Using the IBEX spacecraft, scientists are making unprecedented observations of the outer shell of the solar system, heliosheath.
The Planetarium has 18 different shows during the year for different age groups. Reservations can be made for school groups and organizations. All the shows are free and open to the public. For more information, call (740) 351-3125, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Planetarium’s Website at http://planetarium.shawnee.edu.