Martinsville Friends presents organic gardener

MARTINSVILLE — Craig Schaaf of Golden Rule Farm in Kaleva, Michigan will present “Make a Living Organic Gardening on a Small Acreage” this Saturday, April 8 starting at 10 a.m. at the Martinsville Friends Meeting.

The event is free of charge, and presented by the Martinsville Friends.

Schaaf incorporates Elliot Coleman farming methods, according to the event announcement.

A potluck lunch where each guest brings a dish will be held at noon Saturday in connection with the Schaaf visit.

The Martinsville Friends Meeting is located at 112 E. Main St. (State Route 28) in Martinsville.

The website for the Friends Meeting is . Their meeting time on Sundays is at 9:15 a.m., and the minister is Dennis Delaney.

Workshop on gardening as spiritual discipline

VERNON TOWNSHIP — On Saturday, April 22, Mary Ellen Krisher will lead a workshop on “Gardening as a Spiritual Discipline” at the Quaker Knoll Campground & Retreat Center in Clinton County.

“Putting our hands in the earth can often lift our hearts, while also making the world a more beautiful place,” said a spokesperson.

Krisher is a Master Gardener.

Fellowship begins at 9:30 a.m. April 22, followed by the program from 10 a.m. to noon. Quaker Knoll Camp is located at 675 Sprague Road (which is off State Route 730) near Cowan Lake State Park.

Gospel group to play mid-day Wednesday

WILMINGTON — Wanting somewhere to go mid-day Wednesday? The local gospel group “Back in Time Express” will perform 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 at Faith Baptist Church, 1791 U.S. Route 68 just north of Wilmington.

The group of musicians play nursing homes, retirement villages, church parties, festivals such as the Strawberry Festival and birthday parties.

Sabina Area Christian Women meet

LEES CREEK — The Lees Creek United Church of Christ was the host for the April meeting of the Sabina Area Christian Women. Following a meal of vegetable lasagna, green beans, perfection salad, garlic bread, and lemon cheesecake, devotions were read by Jayne Garber.

The program speaker was Kim Vandervort, director of CASA (court appointed special advocates) who enlightened the 25 ladies present on the important work done by CASA volunteers. She stressed the need for more volunteers and the requirements to serve.

Garber then presided during the business meeting at which details were discussed for the annual Good Friday service. This year the service will be held at the Sabina Methodist Church at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 14.

The next meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Lees Creek United Church of Christ on May 1 and will be a carry-in meal. All area women are welcome to attend.