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OPA Annual Picnic July 21st in Athens!

Ohio Poetry Association Annual Picnic
Saturday, July 21, 2012
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dairy Lane Park, Dairy Lane, Athens, Ohio 

The OPA Annual Picnic will be held at the Dairy Lane Park shelter house. The site is reserved for the entire day, so people can arrive any time from 10 A.M. on. Lunch begins about 12:30.

Electricity, running water, miniature golf, and cornhole targets are available. Alcohol is not permitted. The park closes at dark.


Bring your own plates, tableware, and a dish to share.


Susan Glassmeyer (Cincinnati) will be our featured poet and we will have an open-mic period following the feature.


Directions to Dairy Lane Park


Coming from or through Columbus:


Follow U.S. 33 East. At Lancaster, take the by-pass, not the business route. Stay on U.S. 33 through Nelsonville, then take the Route 682/ The Plains exit. Turn right onto OH 682 , through The Plains. After you cross Route 56, take the first right, onto N. Ridge Road. Bear right at the Yield sign, then right again and immediately left. Park anywhere along the right side of the street. (Just over 5 miles from U.S. 33, two-lane road.)


OR


Stay on U.S. 33 past the first OH 682 exit; follow the signs for Albany/Pomery to the second OH 682 exit. Stay to the left, and go halfway around the roundabout, out the opposite side and take the first left @ N. Ridge Road. (About 7.5 miles past the The Plains exit, four-lane highway except for the last quarter of a mile, offers a scenic view of the Ohio Univ. campus.)


From the southeast:

Follow Route 32/50 to the OH 682 exit. Exit right onto OH 682 & stay to left; go halfway around the roundabout, and out the opposite side. Take the first left (N. Ridge Road). Bear right at the Yield sign, then right and immediately left. Park anywhere along the right side of the street.

From southwest Ohio:

Coming in on Route 32/50, take the OH 682 exit, stay to the left and go halfway around the roundabout and out the opposite side. Take the first left (N. Ridge Road). Bear right at the Yield sign, then right and immediately left. Park anywhere along the right side of the street.

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