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

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.

The 2008 Little Miss Firecracker sign-ups will be held at 6 p.m. on May 27 and May 29 at the Performing Arts Center at Johnstown High School, with practice to follow until 7:30 p.m.

The pageant is open to girls ages 4 through 6 as of July 3 who reside in the Johnstown, Northridge and Alexandria areas.

Those who are unable to attend one of the two sign-up nights may call Colleen Vicroy, 740-967-3160.

Sign-ups will close May 29 and no late applications will be accepted.

The pageant will be held on July 3.

The Hartford Alumni Banquet has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 7, at the Hartford Elementary School.

Dinner will cost $13 per person with reservations or $16 at the door.

Reservations with payment should be sent by May 27 to Barb McDavid, P.O. Box 154, Croton 43013.

All Northridge-Hartford graduates are welcome to attend. Call 740-893-3955 for information.

The 110th Johnstown High School alumni reunion banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Willis C. Adams School.

Tickets are $17 and the purchase deadline is June 7.

Tickets are available at Bishop Scovell Insurance Agency or from Charlotte Berkley, 97 E. Pratt St., Johnstown 43031; or by calling 740-967-2401.

Safety Village will be held at Searfoss Elementary June 16-27 for any child who will be entering kindergarten in the fall.

There will be two classes -- one from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and the other from 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon.

Pre-kindergartners will learn and practice all kinds of safety, from fire and crossing the street to water, guns and strangers.

They will drive Big Wheels in a model village to practice what they learn about traffic.

Thanks to the support of the American Legion, the fee is only $10 for all ten days. While pre-registration is not necessary, it is appreciated so that appropriate plans can be made. To register, call teacher Janice O'Connor at 967-2640.

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, child care providers, teachers, members of churches and service clubs, and others concerned about the future of the youth.

Advance registration is required. Those interested in attending can call Allee at 740-522-2277, or e-mail her at judithallee@

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.

Information about other workshops and events is available at their Web site,