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Weekender Briefs: Shop at the Athens Farmers Market, learn about mushrooms with Rural Action

Friday, Feb. 5

Diversity & Inclusion Drop-In Career Corner at 10 a.m. hosted online by Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center and Division of Diversity and Inclusion. Get help with career-related needs from career coach Tamika Williams. Sessions are often used to discuss resume feedback or to answer general questions about career development.

Admission: Free

Colloquium: Dr. Robyn Dahl, "Lab Camp: Novel approaches to inclusion and geologic training" at 2 p.m. hosted online by OU’s Department of Geological Sciences. Join Robyn Dahl and learn about novel approaches to inclusion and geologic training. Dahl is an assistant professor in Western Washington University’s Geology Department.

Admission: Free

Saturday, Feb. 6

Athens Farmers Market at 9 a.m. hosted by Athens Farmers Market, 1000 E. State St. Shop for locally-grown and locally-made foods and goods at the farmers market. The market accepts SNAP, credit cards, and wholesome wave. Masks are recommended and social distancing protocols are in place.

Admission: Free

Mushroom Workshop at 9:30 a.m. hosted by Rural Action, 42520 State Farm Rd. in Albany. Learn about mushroom inoculation and cultivation. Participants will explore the specifics of growing shiitake, lion's mane, and wine cap mushrooms using a variety of different methods including drill-and-fill, "totem," and wood chip beds. Masks and social distancing are required.

Admission: $10

Sunday, Feb. 7

Athens United Immigrant Support Project at 11 a.m. hosted online by The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Athens, Ohio. Listen to Kerri Shaw and Debbie Schmieding of the Athens United Immigrant Support Project speak about their work sponsoring asylum seekers who are in detention, at the border, have moved to Athens, or used Athens as a stepping stone to life in the US. As of now, the group has sponsored nearly 20 asylum-seekers from eight countries.

Admission: Free


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