Saturday, May 10, 2003

Author to lead writers' session

Coleen Armstrong at the helm


FAIRFIELD - Author Coleen Armstrong will lead this month's adult writers' workshop at the Fairfield Lane Library, 1485 S. Corydale Drive, at 7 p.m. May 15.

The group, for experienced and aspiring writers, meets monthly to exchange ideas about their craft.

Armstrong is a magazine editor and former teacher who for years has inspired people to write.

She has written for Cincinnati Magazine and reported for television.

Her latest book (with Edward Neyra of Cincinnati), Cuba: A Journey Into My Soul, will be published this fall.

Information: 894-6557, ext. 101.

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UNION TWP. - Ever consider starting a walkers' group in your neighborhood?

People in Clermont County would like to show you how.

The Clermont County General Health District will host a meeting at 9 a.m. today at Union Township Veterans Memorial Park on Glen Este-Withamsville Road.

Organizers will also explain - for Arthritis Awareness Month - how exercise can prevent and lessen the effects of the condition.

In case of bad weather, the meeting will be held in Union Township Hall.

The public is invited. Call to 735-8979.

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WAYNESVILLE - Paleontologist Tom Johnson will help visitors search for fossils of the Ordovician Sea from 10 a.m. to noon May 17 at Caesar Creek Lake Visitor Center, 4020 N. Clarksville Road in Warren County.

The program costs $10 per person and $5 for children (12 and younger).

Registration required. Information: 897-1050.

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SPRINGFIELD TWP. - Visitors can join a Hamilton County Park District naturalist for a hike around Winton Lake in Winton Woods at 10 a.m. June 1.

Winton Woods is 2,465 acres. Hikers will discuss the lake's history and importance to humans and wildlife.

Meet at the Harbor Pavilion to start the 1.7-mile hike.

The public is invited. There is no charge, but you'll need a vehicle permit ($3 annually, $1 daily).

Information: 521-PARK. Or see

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