Join our “Harvest Party” on Saturday 11/1

Wear your costumes and join us for a Kiddie Halloween Party Saturday, 11/1 from 10:30-12:30 pumpkin decorating, other fun seasonal activities, cider, snacks, and treats!

Sample “Great Pumpkin” dishes and get recipes at the demo counter.

Enjoy seasonal treats, friends, and fun!


5-Day Solar Electric (Photovoltaic) Certification Workshop at Local Roots

Monday, November 10, 2014 through Friday, November 14, 2014 from 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

OEFFA PV 2014 Flyer

Want to learn how to install solar panels? Want to become certified to work in the solar energy field? In as little as five days you can realize your goal.

With prices for photovoltaic (PV) systems falling and demand exploding, systems are suddenly economical for nearly every home or farm. If you have ever wanted to make your farm energy independent, take your homestead off the grid, or start your own business installing PV systems, now is a great time!

This course, co-sponsored by OEFFA and Blue Rock Station, is designed for beginners with no electrical experience. Previous experience with electronics/electricity is not necessary.

Join OEFFA and Annie and Jay Warmke of Blue Rock Station for a five-day training course where you will learn how to design and install photovoltaic systems. The course will be equally divided between lectures and hands-on labs. You will learn with a working PV system, dismantling and reinstalling it, troubleshooting, and test its proper operation. You will also learn how to integrate a working wind turbine into the PV system. At the end of the week, you will have the opportunity to sit for an internationally recognized certification Level 1 examination offered by the Electronic Technicians Association (ETA), which allows you to receive a respected industry credential demonstrating your knowledge.

Cost: $930 for OEFFA members, $970 for non-members. The cost includes ETA fees, an installation toolkit, and a course workbook. Lunch is provided on each class day. Contact OEFFA if you would like to discuss installment options. All attendees must be paid in full by the beginning of their first class.

Registration: Registration is limited to 10 students. Register online at by Wednesday, November 5. To register by mail, send a check made out to OEFFA along with the names of all attendees, addresses, phone numbers, and emails to OEFFA Solar Workshop, 41 Croswell Rd., Columbus, OH 43214. For more information, go to

Contact: Contact Blue Rock Station at 740.674.4300 or or OEFFA at 614.421.2022 or for further details or to register.

Kid’s Storytime with Miss Anne-Marie 10/14 at 10:30am

Join us for Storytime with Children’s Librarian, “Miss Anne-Marie” from the Akron Summit County Public Library.

Tuesday 10/14 from 10:30-11:30 – theme is Pumpkins

Tuesday 11/11 from 10:30-11:30 – theme is Family

Tuesday 12/9 from 10:30-11:30 – theme is Feast

We’ll share food related stories, songs, and a craft activity.  Perfect for 2-5 year olds!