News in Brief – 2/4/11

Published 10:01 am Friday, February 4, 2011

Holzer celebrity dinner planned for Feb. 18

This year’s Celebrity Dinner will be held on Friday evening, Feb. 18 in the Holzer Medical Center Education and Conference Center.

The reception will begin at 6:30 pm with dinner to follow at 7 p.m. “Celebrity” waiters for the event will include community business leaders, hospital leadership and other area notables including Shelli Barnette and Sharon Shull, Josh Bodimer, Shayna Chapman, Janie Craddock, Rhonda Dailey, Dr. Christopher Marazon, Shelly Renager, Chella Price and Cherilyn Warner, Morgan and Jennifer Saunders, Tomma Shuler, Tiffany Stevens, and Tom Young. Our celebrity waiters know how to put the “fun” in fundraising. Following the dinner, there will be a charity auction featuring craft items, sports-themed collectibles, and numerous other donated materials.

Tickets for the Celebrity Dinner can be purchased for $75 each by calling (740) 446-3406. Reservations are due by Friday, Feb. 11.

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Holzer Senior Outreach is a worthwhile community program that reaches out to the “senior” segment of the community. The program helps isolated seniors with a reassuring phone call, or visit, to ensure they are safe and that they are taking their prescriptions as indicated. The program gives seniors and their loved ones a sense of security and well being. A loan library is also available with information on various health-related topics for seniors to access. If you know of a senior who would benefit from this service, or you would like to volunteer with Holzer Senior Outreach, please call (740) 446-3406.

Become a Wayne National Forest PhotoNaturalist

NELSONVILLE — An hour long informational meeting for becoming a volunteer Wayne PhotoNaturalist will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 12 at the Wayne National Forest Headquarters Office on U.S. Highway 33 in Athens County.

Athens Ranger District wildlife biologist, Lynda Andrews is heading up the PhotoNaturalist effort and encourages anyone with a digital camera and a love of the outdoors and wildlife to participate.

Andrews said, “We are particularly interested in starting this group off in visiting wetlands on the Wayne and photo-documenting the various species of dragonflies, salamanders, insects and turtles, however, we welcome photographs of all wildlife species that are taken on the national forest.”

The effort will help wildlife biologist gather information for monitoring various wildlife species on the f orest.

Contact Lynda Andrews at (740) 753-0550 or via email at for more information about this exciting volunteer opportunity.

Teachers workshop set for Feb. 10

A Two-in-one workshop gives teachers exciting new ways to present the works of Shakespeare, Thursday, Feb. 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. “Shakespeare, The Actor’s Journey” will be conducted by cast members of The National Players production of a Midsummer Night’s Dream.

With the teachers taking on the role of student, this engaging workshop will illuminate the journey that the actor must take to bring Shakespeare’s words to life. Using scenes and soliloquies from Shakespeare, teachers will explore and personalize Shakespeare’s language, characters and situations.

“Shakespeare and Technology” will focus on using technology such as Twitter, Facebook and Blogging to make Shakespeare more relevant to the technology savvy students of today.

Even if you are a teacher who doesn’t know a tweet from a blog, we will outline and demonstrate simple ways to expand your scope of instruction.

Registration is $30 and includes lesson plans and teaching materials, workshop instruction, light meal and certificate of completion for professional development credit.

To register for the workshop please call 606-324-3175 ext. 311.

Women’s health luncheon Feb. 24

RUSSELL, Ky. — Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) will host Just Us Girls, a free luncheon for women covering a variety of topics including weight gain, unwanted hair growth, irregular menses and metabolic disorders.

The luncheon will take place Thursday, Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. on the fifth floor of Bellefonte Centre (1000 Ashland Drive) on the OLBH campus.

Speaking at the luncheon will be Sabrina Brown, APRN. Brown is trained in the gynecological and obstetrical care of women and is in practice with advance practice registered nurse Rene Burchett APRN, CNM, at the OLBH-campus location of Bellefonte Women’s Care.

A native of South Point, Brown earned her master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati as well as earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Louisville.

To RSVP for the free luncheon, call the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273).