One of the most common complaints from those who are actively involved in the community or who volunteer with one of our many nonprofits is the frequency with which important programs and events in the village conflict with one another. Last night was a case in point: The YS Schools and Antioch College had an important program on the future of education; Village Council had a rare Tuesday night meeting; and the Yellow Springs Community Foundation had a regularly scheduled board meeting. There were probably a couple other meetings that I am not aware of.
Whenever the topic comes up, someone usually laments the lack of a calendar of community events that can be posted to and consulted whenever an organization is planning an event. Someone else will usually reply that such a calendar is of no use, if people don't post their events to it.
The fact is that there is such a calendar and it is, indeed, underutilized. It resides on the Chamber of Commerce Website at www.yellowspringsohio.org/calendar/. I am writing this to remind folks that it is there and to encourage them to use it. To make it easy to access, I have included a link to it in the sidebar. Just click on it and you will be taken there.
You have no excuse if you schedule your event at a time when another event is already on the calendar.