Clean Out the Chemicals
The Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District's (District) free household hazardous waste drop-off sites close for the season Oct. 27. Since the program began March 17, more than 6,300 households have participated, disposing of more than 557,138 pounds of household hazardous waste. Environmental Enterprises, Inc., 4650 Spring Grove Avenue and10163 Cincinnati-Dayton Road, are open from 26 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and from 9 a.m.1 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays. Items accepted include pesticides, fertilizers, cleaners, automotive fluids, solvents, thinners, prescription drugs, pool chemicals, batteries, fire extinguishers, paint, stains, mercury and propane tanks. To participate, residents must show proof of Hamilton County residency. For more information, call 513-946-7700 or visit www.hamiltoncountyrecycles.org.
Art Behind Bars
Inside/Outside: The Prison Project presents an integrated community arts performance at 2 and 7 p.m. Nov. 1 at the River City Correctional Center.
Guests must arrive a half hour before performance to clear security. Seating is limited. For reservations, contact Jefferson James by October 30 at 513-591-2557 or [email protected]. Admission is free. The program is sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council and the Tomcinoh Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation.
Trees for Wetlands
Friends of the Great Miami plan a tree planting at the Oxbow Wetland in western Hamilton County from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Oct. 27. To participate, contact Bob Minges at [email protected].
National ID cards
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio presents "UnReal: What the New National ID Means for You" at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at St. John's Unitarian Universalist Church in Clifton. Chris Calabrese, project counsel for the ACLU's Technology and Liberty Program, is the featured speaker. Admission is free.
Human Rights Program
"Diversity: Engaging Your Global Future Now" is the theme of the Center for American and World Cultures' fall program series that culminates in the annual Human Rights and Social Justice Day Nov. 14. The series at Miami University in Oxford includes "Pieces of Power: Cultural Empowerment Through the Visual Arts," a symposium from 9 a.m.5 p.m. Oct. 26, at the Shriver Center Heritage Room; "Latino Immigrants: Hidden in Ohio" by writer and activist Dan La Botz at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 6 in 212 MacMillan Hall; "Higher Ground: New Hope for Working Families and Their Children" at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8, in 100 Laws Hall; and Human Rights and Social Justice Day from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 14 in Shriver Center multipurpose rooms A-C. All events are free. For more information, call 513-529-8309 or visit www.cawc.muohio.edu.
Stand for Peace
The Women in Black have been steadfast in demonstrating against the war in Iraq since it started in 2003. Participants gather with signs in the traffic island at Vine Street and Central Parkways from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays. All peacemakers are welcome, including men and people not dressed in black.