Springfield News-Sun

This week: Tutor workshop, Fair Chance event and more

- By Brooke Spurlock Contact this reporter at brooke.spurlock@coxinc. com.

A look at events happening in the area this week:

Food Fundraiser

Texas Roadhouse locations in Ohio will host fundraiser­s to benefit the Indian Lake Relief Fund from 4 to 10 p.m. today, including the one located at 1750 N. Bechtle Ave. in Springfiel­d.

Restaurant­s will donate all profits to the organizati­on, which supports families and individual­s affected by the tornadoes.

Tutor Workshop

The Warder Literacy Center, 137 E. High St., will host a tutor workshop from 4 to 7 p.m. today.

More than 21,000 adults and many children in Clark County need to learn to read better and many come to the Warder Literacy Center for help.

There are two adults, 18 children and several ESL adults from other countries waiting for a tutor.

To volunteer, call 937-3238617.


Kwelifest will take place each day this week through Friday at the Yellow Springs Firehouse, 225 Corry St.

Bun B, Reflection Eternal, and J Rawls with guests will be part of the event at 7 p.m. The cost is $50.

Jessica Care Moore and Steff Chris are We Are Scorpio with NIKO IS, hosted by Talib Kweli featuring D J Spintelect will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The cost is $40.

Talib Kweli and the Whis- key Boys live featuring Pharoahe Monch, NIKO IS, D J Spintelect, Brady Watt, Chris Rob, Camau Bernstine and Matt Pedals will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The cost is $60.

This is a cell phone-free event. If you attend, you

agree to place your phone in a locked pouch that you keep throughout the night. If you need to use your phone, return to the distri- bution tent at the entrance. Anyone caught using a cell phone during the show will be removed. No guns and no coats.

Urbana Library Events

The Champaign County Library, 1060 Scioto St., will host several activities this week:

Today at 6:30 p.m.: Silent book talk.

Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.:

Homeschool hour – eclipse themed activities.

Thursday at 5 p.m.: Kids eclipse program.

Land auction

A land auction will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Clark County Fairground­s in the mercantile building, 4401

S. Charleston Pike.

The auction will be for 1,013 acres in 28 tracts at 10490 Milton Carlisle Road in New Carlisle.

Evans Family Ranch is downsizing their operation and is offering productive cropland along with the oper- ations headquarte­rs of the former Studebaker Nurseries. Specialty crop production demanded vast irrigation and watering systems, much of which are still in place. Road frontage is abundant with miles of new 4-board fencing.

For more informatio­n, visit www.schraderau­ction.com/ auctions/8712.

Fair Chance

The Clark County Reentry Coalition will host a Fair Chance Wednesday event from 1 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the Recovery X gym, 1101 E. High St.

The event is designed for those with prior conviction­s to connect with employers and local resource providers to help them get a fresh start. Attendees will receive assistance with employment, health, finances, education, social security and more.

The event will include more than 20 local service providers, including several employers. Parolees will receive $20 off their monthly supervisio­n fee for attendance.

For more informatio­n about the event and the Reentry Coalition, call 937398-9393.

Witt Talk

Beyond Empathy: Designing a Critical Medical Humanities Program with Dr. Jane Thrailkill will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Wittenberg University in Shouvlin 105

What does the study of medical (health) humanities bring to students and faculty at a liberal arts college? Drawing on 25 years of experience, Prof. Thrailkill offers a re-invigorati­on of core values and experience­s distinct to the arts and humanities.

 ?? BILL LACKEY/STAFF ?? Several events will be held this week in Clark and Champaign Counties, including a tutor workshop at the Warder Literacy Center.
BILL LACKEY/STAFF Several events will be held this week in Clark and Champaign Counties, including a tutor workshop at the Warder Literacy Center.

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