DOVER -- The Norma Johnson Center (NJC) will host a Make and Take it rain barrel workshop on Saturday, April 20 from 1 to 4 p.m.

The workshop will show participants how to build their own rain barrels. The rain barrels consist of a food grade 55-gallon barrel, overflow, spigot for water release and top entry hole to accommodate the water from the spouting.

Last summer's drought could have left area residents low on water. This would be a chance to learn how to gather water from their home resources and build a rain barrel. A power point presentation about rain barrel use, maintenance and construction will be given.

Cost for the project will be $50 per barrel. All the participants must pre-register. The program will be held at the yellow pole building, located on Route 39, three miles west of Dover, exit 83.

Those who are unable to make it to the workshop can purchase rain barrels any time during the year from the Norma Johnson Center for $65 each.

The event will be held in light rain or sunshine. Anyone with questions about the program or directions to the center can call Marsha Zoller, NJC director, at 330-339-7976, ext. 207.

The office for the Norma Johnson Center is located with the Tuscarawas Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) office at 2201-B Progress Street, Dover, OH 44622.