The Portsmouth Design Review Board will have its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. June 15 in the city engineering conference room, second floor, City Building, 728 Second St. The meeting will be open to the public.
Certificate of Appropriateness applications for review at the July 20 meeting must be submitted to the city engineering office by July 6.
Museum hosts children’s activity
The Southern Ohio Museum will feature Michael Medearis’ and Angela Shelf’s book “Daisy and the Doll” for its First Friday Fable at 10:30 a.m. June 5 at the museum, 825 Gallia St. Children ages 3 to 5 and their parents are invited to enjoy the story, a craft and a snack during the hour-long activity. Admission will be 50 cents per person for groups of 10 or more and $1 for individuals.
“Daisy and the Doll,” illustrated with paintings by Larry Johnson, is the story of a young African American girl whose teacher gives her a doll to hold while she recites a poem about different nationalities. Daisy’s doll is African American, and instead of reciting the poem her teacher assigns her, she makes up one that wins the prize for the best poem.
Children will make a jointed cardboard doll for the craft activity.
Parents and preschool educators are encouraged to call Tricia Holbrook-Knox at (740) 354-5629 for group reservations, but walk-ins also are invited.
Programs discuss Alzheimer’s
The three Greenup County Public libraries will have programs on various subjects connected to the disease of Alzheimer’s. Named for the days they programs will meet, these programs will be held at 2 p.m. each month on the “First Friday” at the Flatwoods Branch Library; on the “First Wednesday” at the Greenup Public Library; and on the “Second Wednesday” at the McKell Branch Library.
A certified trainer through the Alzheimer’s Association, Mary Ellen Conley of Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital’s Community Health Services will lead the meetings.
The programs will give citizens as well as caregivers and family members information of how to recognize the disease and opportunity to talk with other people who are facing the problem. Among the topics to be covered will be coping with caregiving, creating a meaningful day for both the ailing family member and the caregiver and handling placing a loved one in a nursing home.
This will provide opportunity to participate in a support group to help patients and families deal with Alzheimer’s.
Libraries may be contacted for more information at Greenup at (606) 473-6514; Flatwoods at (606) 836-3771; and McKell at (606) 932-4478. Conley may be contacted at (606) 833-3398.
Work party is planned
There will be a work party for anyone who would like to help plant and maintain a vegetable garden called God’s Garden at 3 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. The location is at Doyle’s Landing at the Offnere Street entrance to the riverfront near the street.
The garden is being planted to provide fresh and healthy vegetables to the local food pantries. If you would like more information or would like to volunteer to help, call (740) 353-7919 and leave a message for the health minister.