Monday, March 24, 2003

Events around the Tristate

The Diocese of Covington will hold a "Prayer Service for Peace" at 7:30 p.m. today at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, 12th Street and MadisonAvenue in Covington. Bishop Roger Foys will preside.

St. Francis Seraph Church will hold a "Prayer Service for Peace" at 7 p.m. today at Franciscan Corner, Liberty and Vine streets, Over-the Rhine.

There will be a "Stop the War Picket" from 4:30-6:30 p.m. today on Ezzard Charles Drive near Interstate 72 in the West End.

Clermont County will host a rally supporting the troops at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Common Pleas Courthouse, 270 E. Main St., Batavia.

The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center will hold an Anti-War on Iraq Teach-In at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Timothy Episcopal Church, 8101 Beechmont Ave. Speaker Mary Schoen will present workshops: Nonviolent Alternatives; Military Spending vs. Social Needs; Islam 101; and Fear: Psychology of War. The fee is $7. Registration begins at 12:15 p.m.

A Web site listing various peace events is The site is updated weekly.


Catholic Social Services will offer a program, "Helping Children with the Threat of War," from 1-2 p.m. today, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, and 7-8 p.m. Thursday at InnerVisions Books and Gifts, 8556 Beechmont Ave., Cherry Grove. Information and registration: 241-7745.

Catholic Social Services of Northern Kentucky is offering counseling and support group services. Call (859) 581-8974.

Clermont Counseling Center in Milford and Amelia is offering crisis counseling. Call 947-7000.

Mental Health Association of the Cincinnati Area has resources for referrals to counseling agencies. Call 721-2910 ext. 15.

Talbert House is distributing a tip sheet for parents, teachers and others on helping kids cope with disaster. Call 281-CARE.

The American Red Cross will distribute disaster preparedness brochures and help with questions about the war situation and anxiety through the hotline at 579-3044.

- Janinne Thompson

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