News briefs: Ohio University Chillicothe announces summer community workshops

CHILLICOTHE -- Interested in learning a new skill or flexing your creativity? Ohio University Chillicothe offers popular community education classes and workshops that allow participants to learn, explore and create. Community Education workshops are open to the public and welcome all ages unless otherwise noted.

OHIO Chillicothe’s Community Education series includes workshops that involve cocktail making, fitness, candle making, henna, painting, and more.

Summer workshops kick off on June 12, with a Beginning Comedy Workshop led by local comedian Lori Graves. Tara Gillum, owner of Steiners Speakeasy, will lead a cocktail-class on June 26 featuring Juneteenth-inspired cocktails using African American-produced spirits. Throughout the summer there are many opportunities to learn, explore and create with guest instructors at Ohio Chillicothe. Other featured classes will include Henna 101, spin and HIIT exercise classes, and Tiki Cocktails.

“We love bringing together talented instructors and with groups of enthusiastic community members eager to gather, learn, and create,” said Administrative Assistant Ann Holmes, who coordinates the workshops. “We welcome community members from Chillicothe and the surrounding area to participate in these workshops that offer a little something for everyone, whether you are looking to try something new, or hone your skills at something you already enjoy.”

See the full Community Education Workshop schedule at

Senior citizens art show back in person

The 41st Annual Senior Citizens Art Exhibit, sponsored by the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7), is back in person for 2023 after a few years of “virtual only” due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is being moved to a new location, yet to be announced, and is also being moved to a different time of the year with plans set for October. Dates are yet to be determined and will be announced at a later time.

Anyone who is 55 years of age or older may participate. The event’s official application form will be available later and an announcement will be made once it can be accessed online or mailed.

Examples of art categories that may be entered in the Contest taking place in October include: acrylic, charcoal, counted cross stitch, mixed media, oil, pastels, pencil, and photography. Judging themes include: abstract, animals and birds, cartoons, floral, landscape, portraits (humans), seascape, and still life. Written pieces including poems and essays are also accepted.

If you have any questions surrounding the AAA7’s Art Show or would like to be added to the mailing list regarding information about the event, please do not hesitate to contact the AAA7 at 1-800-582-7277, or e-mail

Meals on a budget

The Free Tax Preparation and Financial Literacy Program of the Workforce & Business Development Program at the Community Action Committee of Pike County is offering a Meals on a Budget Workshop from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at the OhioMeansJobs Career Center Pike County at 941 Market Street in Piketon.

This workshop is being offered at no cost. The workshop offers in-depth information on how to create a household grocery budget and develop meal plans to make the most of your food budget. During this workshop, attendees will receive tools, tips, and information on creating their own meal budget.

The instructors will also prepare a complimentary low-cost dish for attendees.

Registration is required for this workshop. For more information or to register for the workshop, contact Erica at 740-289-2371 or via email at Seating is limited.


Southeastern Local Schools will be having a special board meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 7 to discuss personnel

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