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November 2012

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Thursday, 11.01

Funding to help pulic schools in rural areas provide computers in every classroom, connect schools to the internet, and make sure that effective software and online resources are an integral part of the school curriculum.

Website: http://www.fred.org/tech

1:00am

Thursday, 11.01 - Saturday, 11.03

Rural Folklife Days celebrates northern Florida's rural past with demonstrations and hands-on learning activities. Visitors can taste jellies, play traditional games, churn butter, sing songs, hear storytelling, quilt on a frame, taste sugar cane, assist a blacksmith, learn about lye soap, learn how hand made split rail fence is made and watch demonstrations of old-fashioned cane grinding. This event is held at Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, way down upon the Suwannee River, near White Springs, Florida.

Website: http://www.floridastateparks.org/thingstodo/events.cfm?sortpark=&viewevent=8309#8309

1:00am
White Springs, FL

Tuesday, 11.06

Join National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) on Tuesday, November 6 or Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm EDT for a live webinar about how organizations can apply to the NEA for funding through the 2013 Our Town program. (The November 6 and November 13 presentations will be the same.) Our Town will invest in creative, innovative, arts-based projects in which communities, together with their arts and/or design organizations and artists, seek to: • Improve their quality of life; • Encourage greater creative activity; • Foster stronger community identity and a sense of place; and • Revitalize economic development. NEA Director of Design Programs Jason Schupbach and Design Specialist Jamie Hand will lead each hour-long presentation that includes Q and A from attendees. You do not need to pre-register. To attend either the November 6 or November 13 webinar, go to

Website: http://www.arts.gov/grants/apply/OurTown/November-webinars.html

4:00pm
Web

Thursday, 11.08

Last day to register for the early-bird discount for the 2012 Housing Assistance Council's Rural Housing Conference. Click the headline for more information, or check out the listing on Dec. 6 in the Daily Yonder calendar.

Website: http://www.ruralhome.org/information-and-publications/events-calendar/487-nrhc2012

1:00am
Washington, D.C.
Two-part webinar on the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Child Tax Credit and Rural EITC programs. Session one, from 2 to 2:250 p.m. Eastern time, is "Essential Ingredients for Successful EITC Campaigns: Program Basics, Updates, and Resources for Rural Communities. Session two, from 3 to 4 p.m. Eastern time, is "Stories from the Field: Exemplary Programs in Rural Communities." The webinars are free, but pre-registration is required. https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/188057114

Website: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/188057114

3:00pm
Online

Wednesday, 11.14

Recycling in Athens and Hocking Counties
Free Public Forum & Dinner: Recycling in Athens and Hocking Counties Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Lee's Banquet Haus 580 Radio Lane Logan, OH 43138 5:30-8pm The Appalachia Ohio Zero Waste Initiative invites you to attend a recycling forum for employees and residents of Athens and Hocking Counties. Don't miss this chance to review preliminary feasibility study results, which highlight opportunities to improve recycling in the Athens-Hocking Solid Waste District. We want to know which of the opportunities presented you'd like to see implemented here. If you weren't able to attend the Waste to Wealth forum in September in Athens, this is a second opportunity to participate. We hope you can make it! The forum is free and open to the public. RSVP for a free dinner to zerowaste@ruralaction.org or 740-767-4938. Dinner will be served at 5:30pm and will be followed by a presentation and roundtable discussion at 6pm.

6:30pm
Lee's Banquet Haus

Thursday, 11.15

The Prometheus Radio Project is heading South this Fall to support social justice and community groups to seize the airwaves and build power with community radio. Prometheus has a decade-long track record of helping community groups build their own community radio stations as tools for organizing and artistic expression. The FCC will be accepting applications for new community radio stations next year. On the tour, Prometheus will share all the steps necessary to apply for a Low Power FM (LPFM) license. Click through for tour dates and more info.

Website: http://www.prometheusradio.org/2012tour

1:00am
Various
This year's celebration will include a presentation by Dennis Berens, former president of the National Rural Health Association and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health. Awards to be presented are state rural health leader, community rural health leader, rural health program, rural youth hero, and legislator of the year.

Website: http://www.cvent.com/events/rural-health-leadership-celebration/event-summary-72f74a8c62204ad0925de93e96248891.aspx

1:00am
State College, PA
November 15, 2012 is National Rural Health Day! NOSORH, State Offices of Rural Health and our partners invite you to join us November 11-17 as we showcase Rural America and highlight the efforts of SORHs and others in addressing the unique healthcare needs of rural communities. More importantly, we want you to be part of the celebration! First and foremost, National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit of that prevails in rural America. But it also gives us a chance to bring to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face – and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address those challenges.

Website: http://celebratepowerofrural.org/?page_id=18

1:00am

Thursday, 11.15 - Monday, 12.17

The Prometheus Radio Project is heading South this Fall to support social justice and community groups to seize the airwaves and build power with community radio. Prometheus has a decade-long track record of helping community groups build their own community radio stations as tools for organizing and artistic expression. The FCC will be accepting applications for new community radio stations next year. On the tour, Prometheus will share all the steps necessary to apply for a Low Power FM (LPFM) license. Click through for tour dates and more info.

Website: http://www.prometheusradio.org/2012tour

1:00am
Various

Friday, 11.16

The Western Folklife Center presents Living Landscapes: Wildlife and Habitat of the West, the Photography and Art of Mark Hayward. Meet photographer and artist Mark Hayward and enjoy live music, beverages and edibles. Wiegand Gallery at 501 Railroad Street, Elko, NV.

Website: http://www.westernfolklife.org/Current-Exhibitions/

7:00pm
Elko, NV

Saturday, 11.17

The Laura Jane Musser Fund is offering grants for programs in Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wyoming for projects in rural communities that will help to strengthen towns and regions in a number of areas including, but not limited to, economic development, business preservation, arts and humanities, public space improvements and education. Deadline to apply: 11/7/2012.

Website: http://www.musserfund.org/index.asp?page_seq=6

1:00am
Colorado, Hawaii, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wyoming

Sunday, 11.18 - Monday, 11.19

PBS Presents 'The Dust Bowl'
PBS is airing a two part series on the Dust Bowl. THE DUST BOWL chronicles the worst man-made ecological disaster in American history, in which the frenzied wheat boom of the "Great Plow-Up," followed by a decade-long drought during the 1930s nearly swept away the breadbasket of the nation. Vivid interviews with twenty-six survivors of those hard times, combined with dramatic photographs and seldom seen movie footage, bring to life stories of incredible human suffering and equally incredible human perseverance. It is also a morality tale about our relationship to the land that sustains us—a lesson we ignore at our peril. Check your local station for time.

1:00am
On Your Local PBS Channel

Thursday, 11.22

All over the nation this week, communities will be gathering to celebrate Thanksgiving in a variety of forms: inter-faith church services, community potlucks, food pantry dinners, elementary-school pageants and other events. Carroll County, Arkansas, in the northwest portion of the state, has what might be considered a representative sampling of celebrations: -- On Sunday, November 18, the community celebrates the Berryville Alliance of Churches' annual Thanksgiving Service at the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) at 7 p.m. -- On Thursday, November 22, the Holiday Island Friends of the Barn hold their Community Thanksgiving Day dinner, starting with a social hour at 1 p.m. and dinner at 2. (BYOB, by the way). Aside from purchasing a ticket, you'll want to take a nonperishable food item for the Flint Street Food Bank. Monetary proceeds benefit The Barn, a historical structure. -- And the Flint Street Fellowship Food Pantry will serve its Thanksgiving Day dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the ECHO Building in Eureka Springs. You can call if you need a a ride or to volunteer to help. Check your newspaper or local websites for events closer to home. And Happy Thanksgiving!

Website: http://www.carrollconews.com/story/1912381.html

1:00am
Various

Wednesday, 11.28

This webinar will identify specific challenges and obstacles to the success of rural business incubators and present some insights into how operations and results in rural America can be improved. Speakers are Randall W. Jackson, director of West Virginia University’s regional Research Institute, and Peter V. Schaeffer, Professor of Agricultural and Resource Economics at WVU. Pre-registration is not required, and the webinar is free.

Website: http://expeng.anr.msu.edu/uploads/files/133/Best%20Practices%20in%20Small%20Town%20Bus.pdf

1:00pm
Online