Mental Health America of Licking County is presenting a free program "What Successful Kids Have That Others Don't," a free workshop to be offered in six locations around Licking County.

Mental Health America of Licking County is presenting a free program "What Successful Kids Have That Others Don't," a free workshop to be offered in six locations around Licking County.

The program teaches parents and children how to reduce a young person's risk for addiction, criminal behavior, inappropriate sexual activity and dropping out of school.

Led by Judith Allee, parent support coordinator for Mental Health America, the program focuses on steps that help parents develop a better relationship with their children. Teens and younger children will develop responsibility and resilience.

A meal is provided and childcare for pre-schoolers will be available at most locations. Parents can attend without their children, but children cannot attend without an adult.

The workshop is also open to grandparents, childcare providers, teachers, members of churches and service clubs, and others concerned about the future of the youth of the community.

Advance registration is required. Sessions may be canceled if fewer than five people register. Those interested in attending can call Allee at 740-522-2277, or e-mail her at judithallee@mhalc.org.

A session is offered from 9-11 a.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Friday, June 6, at the Johnstown Presbyterian Church, 81 S. Main St.

Mental Health America of Licking County provides programs for parents throughout the county and welcomes opportunities to work with churches, schools and other organizations. Information about other workshops and events is available at their Web site, www.mhalc. org.

The Johnstown Historical Society is seeking singers for its upcoming summer concert, to be held Saturday, June 28, in the Opera House at the Town Hall.

Those who are interested in participating in the Broadway Show Stoppers are asked to call 967-8721 by June 1.

Johnstown's Charter Review Commission will hold a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. June 3 to seek input on the village charter.

The charter was adopted by voters on Nov. 4, 1997. According to the charter, a Charter Review Commission must be appointed every 10 years to review the charter and consider changes or revisions.

As a part of this process, the commission will hold a hearing to seek input from the public.

Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting, which will be held in Johnstown Village Council Chambers.

Members of the Newark Rotary Club are preparing to host more than 50 rising seniors from several area high schools for three days at St. Peter and Paul Retreat Center at Camp Enterprise.

Camp Enterprise offers an opportunity for select students to learn about best business practices and the free enterprise system, and practice what they learn by competing as "companies" throughout the three-day event. From strategic planning to developing a loan request to working with local government, students will get the chance to interact with local experts, government and business representatives.

Camp Enterprise opens at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 3, and will conclude June 5 with a dinner and awards ceremony.

High school student representatives from C-TEC, Johnstown, Newark and Utica were nominated to attend.