Have you been thinking about going for a hike in a local park but have some questions about what to bring and where to go? Come to "Hiking 101" to learn the do's and don'ts of hiking. Discussion will include clothing, footwear, gear, safety, maps, and area parks so you and your family can have a safe and enjoyable outing. Learn the 10 essentials that every hiker should have. Get the confidence needed to plan a hike and hear about the 10 best beginner-friendly trails for a hike in the Dayton area.
Wednesday, September 30th from 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Ages 13 and up
This presentation defines the Appalachian region and explores the history of those who settled here. It provides insights into the origins of Appalachian culture and beliefs; important historical events which shaped the region; and the roles absentee ownership and extractive industries continue to play in the region.
Peggy Calestro and Julie Calestro-McDonald are a mother-daughter team who have been fascinated for more than 20 years with Central Appalachia. Both have written about Appalachian history and culture. Julie is a clinical social worker at OSU/Harding Behavioral Health and Medicine and Peggy is Vice President of the Ohio Children's Foundation.