Friday, September 30, 2011
Yellow Springs Dance is again sponsoring this year’s “Thrill the World,” the worldwide, zombie-filled, simultaneous choreographed dance to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The dance will be performed Saturday, Oct. 29 at 10 p.m. at the Bryan Center, 100 Dayton Street.
Weekly teaching sessions will be held in the Senior Center’s Great Room for those interested in learning the Thriller dance steps. The Senior Center is located at 227 Xenia Avenue.
Here is the teaching schedule:
Friday, Sept. 30, 6-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 5-6:15 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 10, 6:30-8 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 16, 4:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 26, 5-6:15 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 29, noon-1:30 p.m.
Those not able to perform on Oct. 29 may also participate in performances during the annual Zombie Walk on October 22 (downtown YS some time around 7:30-8 p.m.), and downtown YS after community trick-or-treating on Saturday, Oct. 29 (6-8 p.m.). For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
On Wednesday night, October 5, at 6 p.m., villagers are invited to a welcoming potluck at the Presbyterian Church for Antioch students, faculty, and staff. Please feel free to attend and invite others who may have missed the opportunity to meet this amazing bunch of talented
The plan is to make this an ongoing October event, so if you have to miss the October 5th potluck, there will be another one.
YS Arts Council Gallery - 309 Xenia Ave.
Chelle Palassis"Veneer - Cover or Disguise" - October 1, 10am - 1pm
Village Artisans - 100 Corry St.
Regular Hours: Mon-Sat 11 am - 5 pm, Sun 12 - 5 pm
Kate Birch "Tradition with a Twist" - Through September 30
Glen Helen Atrium Gallery - 405 Corry St.
Regular Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30a-4:30p, Sat-Sun 10a-4p
Kathryn Lehotsky "Birds of a Feather" Through September 30
Opening October 2, 2-4 pm
Bekka Sage "Souveins toi que tu va mourir" October 2-November 14
Chamber Music Yellow Springs - 314 Xenia Ave.
Sunday, October 2, 7:30 pm; 1st Presbyterian Church
Brentano String Quartet
Nature & Recreation
Glen Helen Nature Preserve - 405 Corry St.
Bird Walk - Sunday, October 2, 9 am; Trailside Museum
Wildflower Hike - Sunday, October 2, 1-3 pm; Trailside Museum
Green Energy Ohio Open Houses & Tours
Glen Helen Building; October 2, 9 am - 4 pm
Glen Helen Outdoor Education Center; October 2, 1 - 4 pm
Various Residential Tours in & around Yellow Springs; October 1 & 2
104 Xenia Ave.
9:00 am - 2:30 am
Live Music at 10p - $5 cover
Fri - Sasha Collette &
Benefit for Ashton Gueth
Sat. noon - closing
12p Full Circle; 2p Wheels
4p Blue Moon Soup, 6p Soul Rebels; 8p Spanish Tony
Sanchez; 10p Seefari
233 Xenia Ave.
Wine Tasting/Live Music
Fri - Manic Organics
Little Art Theatre
247 Xenia Ave.
Life changing decisions.
Special Fundraising Event:
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7 & 9 pm
Easy Rider 2: The Ride Back
Thursday, September 29, 2011
“Who Needs an English Major?” is the final in a three part series from American Radio Works. The “Tomorrow’s College” audio and web series explores how higher education is changing and why it matters.
The American RadioWorks website explains, “the most popular college major in America these days is business. Some students think it doesn't pay to study philosophy or history. But advocates of liberal arts programs say their graduates are still among the most likely to become leaders, and that a healthy democracy depends on citizens with a broad and deep education.”
“Who Needs an English Major?” features Antioch College President Mark Roosevelt, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Lee Morgan, former faculty members Jean Gregorek and Bob Fogarty, as well as alumni and new students at the college.
Produced and hosted by Stephen Smith of American Public Media, “Who Needs an English Major?” will air on Sunday, October 2nd at 6:00 and 11:00 PM on WYSO 91.3 FM and stream live on www.wyso.org. WYSO is a broadcast service of Antioch University for the Miami Valley.
104 Xenia Avenue
Yellow Springs, OH
Live Music All Day
Bands start at noon and play until close.
Many local items for raffle.
Proceeds to help local resident Ashton Gueth get a Diabetic Assistance Dog.
Musical Guest Lineup:
Blue Moon Soup
Spanish Tony Sanchez
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Emporium Wines and Underdog Café
233 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs
An evening of the music of one of the great composers of the American theatre. Featuring:
Mark Smarelli – vibes
Kent Burnside – guitar
Erik Greiffenhagen – saxophone
Larry Halpern – organ
Gail Keen – flute
Lee McKinney – percussion
Calling all artists, performers, directors, writers, dancers, theater lovers and potential audience members are invited to attend an upcoming public meeting at the Yellow Springs Public Library on Saturday, October 1st from 3-5pm.
Fringe Festivals contain several common elements.
- Shows are not judged or Juried, but are accepted in the order received.
- Shows are typically technically sparse; they are commonly presented in shared venues, often with shared technicians and limited technical time, so sets and other technical theatre elements are kept simple. Venues themselves are often adapted from other uses.
- Casts tend to be smaller than mainstream theatre; since many of the performing groups are traveling, and venues (and thus potential income) tend to be fairly small, expenses must usually be kept to a minimum. One-person shows are therefore quite common at Fringe festivals.
- Fringe festival productions often showcase new scripts, especially ones on more obscure, edgy or unusual material. The lack of artistic vetting combined with relatively easy entry make risk-taking more feasible.
- While most mainstream theatre shows are two or three acts long, taking two to three hours with intermissions, fringe shows tend to be closer to one hour, single-act productions. The typically lowered ticket prices of a fringe theatre show permit audiences to attend multiple shows in a single evening.
- Performers sometimes billet in the homes of local residents, further reducing their costs.
For more information read about the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Call Eric Wolf 767-8696 for more info...
The next planning meeting will be October 10th at 6 PM in the lounge of the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs. The lounge is located to the right of the front door up a short flight of stairs.
There are several areas where help is needed, including
- Coordinating volunteers the day of the dinner
- Advertising to the community
- Recruiting people to set up, help in the kitchen, and clean up after
- Coordinating borrowing equipment and chairs
- Possible home delivery to home-bound people
The church is accessible via a door on the south side that leads into the kitchen and fellowship hall. There is a lift to the level of the lounge next to the front door.
If you have any questions, please email me or call my cell at 408-1391.
“We are proud of the listener support and growth WYSO has experienced over the past couple of years,” Antioch University Chancellor Toni Murdock said. “To support this period of growth for WYSO, the University’s Board of Governors allocated a million dollars to strengthen the signal and to provide a newly-renovated state-of-the-art broadcast facility that will provide increased studio space for expanded locally-generated programming.”
The power upgrade will also improve WYSO’s HD signal, which at present simulcasts the FM signal but could be expanded in the future to include additional programming. And in addition to the power increase, the station will move it's broadcast studios to a new, upgraded location in Yellow Springs. WYSO studios have been located since 1995 in the basement of the Sontag Fels building on Livermore Street, on the Antioch College campus. The new location is across the street in the former Kettering Laboratory building, presently owned by the University and occupied by the University's central administrative offices.
The Federal Communications Commission has approved the changes. The power increase will be in effect before the end of 2011. A new transmitter, purchased in part with a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting with a match from the University, has been delivered and a new antenna is on order.
The WYSO 91.3 FM signal will be stronger, especially to listeners near the Miami River and the station’s coverage area will expand. The increased coverage area will be primarily in the I-75 corridor, in the southwestern part of WYSO’s current coverage footprint. WYSO serves thirteen counties in southwest Ohio - whole or in part - including Champaign, Clark, Greene, Clinton, Montgomery, Warren, Butler, Preble, Dark, Miami, Fayette Madison and Union counties.
WYSO General Manager Neenah Ellis says “We're pleased that the University is investing in WYSO's future. Our new facilities will allow us to expand our programming capacity significantly. And fifty thousand watts is a big deal. WYSO began with 10 watts in 1958 and we are now the dominant public radio station in the Miami Valley. The increase in the signal strength will expand our listening area, especially to commuters travelling between Dayton and Cincinnati. These are exciting times for WYSO."
WYSO distributes its programming on multiple platforms: FM, HD, on mobile platforms, in podcasts and on-line streaming at www.wyso.org.
Siberian Husky, black and white, slipped his collar in the Pleasant St./Winter St. area this morning (Tues.). Meeko is very sweet, almost toothless and loves to run. Not particularly motivated by food, but he does come when he hears treat packages crackle. Please call Connie or Dan at 238-1383, 767-2642 or 352-4003. Or call the YS Police and they'll call us. Thanks!
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Band members are: Damon Hixson…….Banjo and vocals, Greg Beasley……...Guitar/ fiddle/ vocals, Emily Beasley……...Mandolin and vocals, Mike Elliott…………Dobro/ guitar/vocals and J.J. Arnold………….Bass.
Box office opens at 6:30pm. The Clifton Opera House is owned and operated by the Village of Clifton as fund raiser. Requested door donation $7.00.
Yellow Springs Dance is again sponsoring this year’s “Thrill The World” event, the worldwide, zombie-filled, simultaneous choreographed dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” The dance will be performed Saturday, October 29 at 2 p.m. Place to be announced.
Weekly teaching sessions will be held for those interested in learning, with the first lesson being held this Sunday, Sept. 25, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Senior Center. Those not able to perform at 2 p.m. on Oct. 29 may choose to participate in performances during the annual Zombie Walk on October 22, and downtown after community trick-or-treating (the evening of October 29).
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
If you’re unable to make the practices, there is help on youtube.com. The person who created the “Thrill The World” event has broken up the entire routine into 40 short videos demonstrating the easy-to-master dance steps. It’s well-paced and very beginner-friendly and even though 40 seems like a lot at first, there’s a certain amount of repetition to the dance. I watched these videos and attended the practice sessions in past years and felt much more confident with the routine.
Monday, September 26, 2011
(Even if You're Not Published... Yet)"
Antioch Writers' Workshop and Books & Co are offering the next free Second Sunday Free Writers' Workshop on October 9, 2:00-3:30 p.m. at Books & Co at The Greene. The topic will be "Professional Connections--Using Social Media to Further Your Writing Career (Even if You're Not Published... Yet)," presented by author and Associate Professor of English, Kate Geiselman.
Kate Geiselman is an Associate Professor of English at Sinclair Community College. Her essays have appeared at Salon.com, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Rumpus, and elsewhere online. Recently, excerpts from her blog, Notes from the Professor, aired on NPR stations via The Story with Dick Gordon.
For more insight on social media as a tool for writers, join Kate Geiselman at Books & Co at The Green on October 9 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.. No reservations are required for the Second Sunday Free Writers' Workshop, but expressed intention to attend is appreciated. Call Books & Co at The Greene at 937- 429-6302.
For more information about Antioch Writers' Workshop or the Second Sunday Free Writers' Workshop, visit http://www.antiochwritersworkshop.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Antioch Writers' Workshop will be held July 7-13, 2012 in partnership with Antioch University Midwest and with support from the Yellow Springs Community Foundation; Ohio Arts Council; The Frank Pace, Jr. Foundation; and WYSO (media sponsor).
The Scarecrow creator will receive the structural elements and can then design their Scarecrow. The Scarecrows will go up in mid-October and remain through Yelloween. The Yelloween Scarecrow Project is a unique Yellow Springs project that shows our creativity and brings with it the opportunity for regional and national press.
If your business wishes to sponsor a Scarecrow or if you wish to create a Scarecrow:
I will provide the structure (a post and cross-member) on which the sculpture will be built at cost ($20). All other supplies will be provided by the creator or sponsor. You can be your own Scarecrow artist or find a community member to create your Scarecrow. We will be putting out a call to artists also so there will be a list of interested creators. If you don't have a flagpole hole in front of your business, the Village will put one in or we can come up with another way to display. Display it front of your location from October 14 through November 1.
To participate or discuss contact Bob Swaney at email@example.com.
Photo (submitted by Carol Culbertson): Thanks to a generous monetary gift from Bob Swaney, sixth grade students at Mills Lawn School have been working alongside their teachers, Vickie Hitchcock, Sarah Amin and Jody Pettiford to create six scarecrows for the Yelloween Scarecrow Project. The students of Mills Lawn designed the scarecrows to showcase the MLS Skills For Life curriculum which focuses upon respect, cooperation, honesty, responsibility, and personal best. ILE teacher, Carol Culbertson coordinated the project and is anxious to see them hung at the Corner Cone during the month of October.
Bring your own gloves and weeding tools and we will supply bags to collect weeds for compost pile.
Meet by the tree sculpture- come when you can and stay as long as you like.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Threshold Choir Gathering with Kate Munger
Yellow Springs, OH
Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2011
What is the Threshold Choir?
The Threshold Choir singers honor the ancient tradition of singing at the bedsides of people who are nearing the end of life. Our singing might include rounds, chants, lullabies, hymns, and spirituals. This weekend retreat will be an immersion into the songs and the spirit and the community of this very rewarding service.
Friday, September 30
4-6 PM: Early dinner. Meet and greet Kate and other Threshold Choir members at Linda Griffith's home, 114 West North College, Yellow Springs
6:30-7 PM: Check in/Registration 1315 Corry St. Yellow Springs
7-9 PM: Singing Circle with Kate Munger, founder and director of the national Threshold Choir movement, 1315 Corry St. Yellow Springs
Saturday, October 1
9:30-10 AM: Arriving and settling in
10-5 PM: Threshold Choir Singing Circle and Training, with Kate.
Beverages and lunch provided by the Threshold Singers of Yellow Springs
1315 Corry St. Yellow Springs
5-7 PM: Supper on your own
7-9PM: Evening Session
Sunday, October 2
9:30-10 AM: Arriving and settling in
10 AM-12:30 PM: Closing Singing Session, graduation, closing
1315 Corry St. Yellow Springs
Sunday, October 2, 10-12:30
"Graduation" for choir members ready to become bedside singers, Sunday morning, 10-12:30
If you have been a member of a choir for at least 6 months, know 50 songs in the cells of your body (no book), and feel that you are prepared emotionally and spiritually to begin singing at bedsides, please consider taking advantage of Kate's presence to "graduate." Simply express this readiness in a conversation with your choir director, and then contact Theresa Horan-Sapunar (firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-234-7464), director of the Yellow Springs choir, to be on the list. The ceremony is very simple and sweet and will be explained upon request.
Sunday, October 2, 2-5
Threshold Choir Directors'/Leadership Meeting with Kate Munger
Sunday, 2-5 PM
Kate realizes there are a number of choir directors in the Midwest who are brimming with questions and would welcome some concentrated time with her regarding the various aspects of leading a Threshold Choir. Bring all those questions and concerns, from musical to organizational to relationship with hospices and nursing homes to internal group dynamics, wherever you need some guidance and support.
This meeting is for women who are directors, those who serve in leadership roles, those who've been sent as representatives from their choir, or those interested in starting a Threshold Choir in their area.
Monday, October 3, 10-5
In an ongoing effort to give you access to your inner songwriter, Kate is offering this songwriting workshop to Charter Members. It will be a daylong musical odyssey and will provide sessions for exploration, conversation, songwriting, processing feelings, giving and receiving loving feedback. Limited to 12.
Weekend Retreat registration fee of $30 (to cover hard costs of facility rental and Kate's travel) due by Sept 20. Cancellation with full refund by Sept 25. Late registration is $40.
Note: No woman will be turned away for an inability to pay the $30 registration fee. Please pay what you can afford, or pay an additional amount to help sponsor another participant.
Additional note: You will have an opportunity on the weekend to make a tax- deductible contribution to Kate and Threshold Choir, to show our heartfelt gratitude for the precious gift that she brings us.
Please send registration along with check (payable to Threshold Singers of Yellow Springs) to:
1340 Rice Rd.
Yellow Springs OH 45387
Visit www.thresholdchoir.org for more information, including ordering CDs, songbooks, and for information about choirs in your area.
For further information, contact: Phyllis Braun
For housing, contact: Laurie Dreamspinner
For graduation information contact: Theresa Horan-Sapunar
two people from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday, September 30th,
two people from 11:00 AM to 3:30 on Saturday, October 1st,
and two people from 3:30 to 8:00 pm on Saturday, October 1st.
If you'd like to volunteer, call Sarah at 769-1334 or email email@example.com.
For more information on GearFest, including directions, check out:
It's not too late to volunteer for WYSO's Fall Pledge Drive - there are a few shifts still available.
Help is needed most on Saturday, October 8th and Sunday, October 9th. If you're available to answer phones and take down pledges call Sarah at 769-1334.
Make your pledge before Monday, October 3rd at be entered to win a Samsung Galaxy Tablet.
Click here to pledge now!
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Ann Cooper just put up a display at the Yellow Springs Library for Banned Books Week, Sept. 24-Oct. 1. It’s a table with books that have been challenged or banned, and a cozy place for people to sit down and read them. A nice way to demonstrate and celebrate intellectual freedom.
High-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF), also known as fracking, and the impact to farmers and landowners will be the subject of a webinar on Tuesday, September 27 at 6 p.m.
This educational session, organized by the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) and featuring analysis by the Ohio Environmental Council (OEC), will provide information to Ohio farmers and landowners about the fracking process and potential environmental impacts.
“It’s important that farmers understand the risks to their farming livelihood when approached to sign a lease with an energy company,” said OEFFA Program Director Renee Hunt. “It is our goal to give farmers the information they need to make informed decisions.”
“Shale Gas formations underlying farmland are being rapidly explored, as we attempt to satisfy our appetite for energy. Extracting this resource is an energy and resource- intensive process. We will discuss the process and potential risks to the air, land, and water, upon which we all rely,” said OEC Agricultural Programs Director Joe Logan.
For organic farmers, contaminated soil or water can jeopardize a farm’s organic certification status. “OEFFA certifies farms across Ohio and the Midwest,” said Hunt. “Before farmers sign on the dotted line, they need to understand the potential risks to their land and their livelihood.”
This free, web-based seminar will deliver the session through the internet directly to participants’ computers. They will be able to view the presentation through their internet browser and listen to the audio portion through a call in phone number or through their computer’s speakers. The session will be interactive and allow participants to ask questions and communicate with the presenter. The webinar will be recorded and available online in October.
To register for the webinar, go to https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/608082446
For more information, contact Renee Hunt at 614.421.2022 Ext. 205 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I grew up on Long Island and married a girl (my first wife) from a tiny town in Massachusetts up near the border with New Hampshire. The headline for the nuptials in the local paper read, “Native marries islander.” Later we would summer in Cape Porpoise on the coast of southern Maine in a cottage her grandfather built when he was only 20 years old. Her uncle had married a local girl and raised his family there. My wife’s family, with more than a century’s worth of ties to the community, was considered to be “summer people.” That was one category higher than “tourist.”
Her folks were fond of a story that was passed from generation to generation about a conversation overheard on a porch in Cape Porpoise. Two elderly women, natives, were talking about a man who had been born about in the very next hamlet and moved with his family across the line to Cape Porpoise when he was an infant. He lived in the Cape all his life, married a local girl and raised his family there. At the time they were talking about him, he was also quite elderly.
“He’s not a native,” one of them said. “He was born in the Wildes District.”
“No, he’s not,” the other one agreed.
Not a native of Yellow Springs? Not to worry, this village is a bit less provincial than Cape Porpoise, Maine. In fact, thanks to Antioch College, it’s downright cosmopolitan. Many of those townies I ran across in the Community Band were born here as children of faculty. So while they are natives, their parents most likely were not.
One of those pearls that float around town, “more copies per capita of the New York Times are sold in Yellow Springs than in New York,” while probably not true, points out something I noticed that isn’t talked about very much: There are a heck of a lot of transplanted New Yorkers here. I can’t say we seek each other out. We don’t wear it like a badge on our sleeve; neither do we try to hide it. It just takes a while to discover our commonality when we first meet each other. I always expected to run into other New Yorkers in my travels around the country, but not in Ohio. However, as Antioch Midwest President Michael Fishbein often laments, you can’t get a good bagel around here.
Always eager to improve upon the diversity of the village, the townies have always been accepting of new arrivals, no matter where they hail from, even New York. When I would tell them about my whimsical move here to get out of the rat race and spend more time on my writing, they would never fail to congratulate me on my choice. Back in New York they would have said, “Are you out of your freakin’ mind?”
So here I am, not a native with no chance of ever becoming one, no matter how long I stay. But, this is no cause for concern. We all seem to find a way to carve out a niche for ourselves in village life, whether we were born here or not. At least we’re not tourists.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Fellow Potters and past studio members, teachers and friends,
John Bryan Community Pottery welcomes you to show your work in our newest gallery exhibition:
TIMELINE: Revealing our past, Inspiring our future.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of visiting us in a while, we have a few surprises in store. We have installed new high efficiency light fixtures, remodeled a section of the studio into a gallery space and constructed a wood-fired kiln.
The first show in our gallery featured our current members, staff and board. In this new show we hope to explore the storied past of our pottery, with you, its former members, staff, students and teachers as the focus and inspiration.
-Exhibit one to three pieces from each of our past community members.
-October 5, 2011: Delivery or pickup of work (we will gladly collect the work from your nearby home or studio).
-Show Dates: October 14 through November 17, 2011
-Artist’s Reception: October 29, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.
For the Artist Reception please bring any details from our past you would like to share such as photos, significant events, facility improvements and past renters or students. We know very little about the very early days at the pottery. We will have an interactive timeline displayed for all to fill in our history together.
The reception will also coincide with the third firing of our wood kiln. All exhibit participants are also invited to drop off or send a few pieces to be included in this firing. You are also welcomed to join us for the labor of firing all day Saturday.
Artwork in the exhibit is not required to be for sale, though it is encouraged. The pottery’s commission (30%) will go directly into funding educational programs. We hope to grow the scholarship and workshop opportunities for our community.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, insights or ideas.
Dianne Collinson, Studio Director
Geno Luketic, Artist in Residence
email@example.com - 440.465.5130
Art & Culture
YS Arts Council Gallery - Chelle Palassis"Veneer - Cover or Disguise"
September 24, 10am - 1pm, 309 Xenia Ave.
Village Artisans - Kate Birch "Tradition with a Twist"
Through September 30; Mon-Sat 11a-5p, Sun 12-5p; 100 Corry St.
Glen Helen Atrium Gallery - Kathryn Lehotsky "Birds of a Feather"
Through September 30; Mon-Fri 9:30a-4:30p, Sat-Sun 10a-4p; 405 Corry St.
Nature & Recreation
Glen Helen Wildflower Hike with Daniel Pearson
Sunday, Sept. 25 1-3p; Trailside Museum
Antioch College Farm Tour with Local Farmer & Educator Kat Christen
Sunday, Sept. 25 4-5p; 905 Corry St. adjacent to the Amphitheater
104 Xenia Ave.
9:00 am - 2:30 am
Live Music at 10p - $5 cover
Fri - East Coast Float
Sat - Bluzion
233 Xenia Ave.
Wine Tasting/Live Music
Fri - WildWater Trio
Wildwater Trio is Michael Kalter on guitar, Chip Pritchard on bass, and Richmond Symphony Orchestra violinist Doug Hamilton. The music is "eclectic acoustic" and always fun.
Sat - Home Inc. Fundraiser
7-10p, $25 ea
Little Art Theatre
247 Xenia Ave.
A universal story about change.
Special Fundraising Event:
Sunday, Sept. 25, 4 pm
Farmageddon: The Unseen War
on American Family Farms
Fundraiser for Yellow Springs Home Inc.
Saturday, September 24 • 7-10 p.m.
A wine tasting fundraiser to benefit Yellow Springs Home Inc. will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, 7-10 p.m. at the Emporium. Tickets are $25 each, $15 of which is tax deductible. Admission includes the tasting of four wines, as well as appetizers and desserts and music from Mack and the Rockets and Mark DeLozier. A 50/50 raffle will also be held. Tickets are available at the Emporium or by calling Susan at 767-1206.
Gather with friends and support Yellow Springs Home, Inc., a community land trust for affordable housing.
The exhibit will also be up through Street Fair on October 8, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The gallery is located at 309 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs. Call or text 937.831.2219 for more information or to schedule a private viewing. For more info about Yellow Springs Arts Council, visit www.ysartscouncil.org.
Photo by Susan Gartner
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The season finale of Dance Piazza, hosted by Judith Wolert-Maldonado (aka "DJ JuJu"), took place Saturday night, September 17 at the Art Park, corner of Dayton and Corry Streets in Yellow Springs. Special musical guests were Rick Good (of Rhythm In Shoes) accompanied by Yellow Springs' own Corn Daddies. Rick's wife and long-time collaborator, Sharon Leahy, taught villagers Appalachian Clogging as they danced to old time music.
From DJ JuJu: Thank you to all who participated in these events during this season, from May through September: whether you attended, taught, performed, danced, watched, listened, funded or documented, you were all an important part of the Dance Piazza 2011: Cultivating Community through Dance! Gracias
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Local writer Scott Geisel, who teaches creative writing at Wright State, got a nice write-up in the faculty newsletter this week. Also mentioned is his wife Pam. The article was penned by another local, Lara Donnelly.
Booth spaces are still available and only $50. All of it goes to the above-named groups. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Saturday night’s Brandeberry Winery fundraiser for a diabetic assistance dog was a huge success on many levels. Both winery parking lots were filled to capacity as friends, family and incredibly kind strangers came from all over the area to enjoy music by Full Circle, food from Bentino’s Pizza and Brandeberry’s new Blackberry wine, and donate money to help with the purchase of the dog. The dog is for Ashton Gueth, son of our beloved mail carrier, Adam, and his wife, Vanessa. Adam and Vanessa were shocked at the turnout and the generosity of local businesses.
A portion of the sale of bottles of blackberry wine were donated and Bentino’s Pizza donated 100% of all food orders. There were yummy homemade desserts for sale, a raffle, and Premier Jewelry which also donated 100% of proceeds to the cause. Ten-minute massages from Ferguson Chiropractic Solutions (wonderful massages with Sharon!!) were offered with 100% of the proceeds going towards the dog.
The evening temperatures were perfect and the setting was idyllic. It couldn't have been a prettier or more relaxing event.
This is what Brandeberry Winery posted on their Facebook page afterwards:
“You not only opened your pocketbooks to help Ashton get his dog you opened your hearts and were so wonderful even though some of you waited hours to get your food. Your kindness is very much appreciated by everyone at the winery.
The turnout for Wine and Dine for a Canine was incredible. It was by far the busiest day the winery has ever seen. It shows what a caring community we live in. The generosity and kindness of everyone who came out was unbelievable. We had an issue with long term waiting for pizzas because of how we bombarded Bentino’s with orders. However, there wasn’t an angry person around. Every one of you was patient and understanding and I can’t thank you enough."
A fundraiser is scheduled for October 1st at Peach’s Grill. Stay tuned for more details or contact Vanessa Gueth at email@example.com. Donations may also be made directly to an account at the Yellow Springs branch of US Bank under the name of Ashton Gueth.
Photo by Susan Gartner
Photos by Susan Gartner
Hold on to your hat! The Rejects are coming back to Clifton. This wild and zany band will keep you laughing and singing along. The Rejects are a 6 member rock-n-roll band that entertains audiences of all ages with their music and comedy. The band often uses the kazoo as a means of involving the audience. Remember as a kid how much you loved Saturday morning cartoons? That's the feeling you get at a Reject concert. Be a kid again. Friday, September 23rd, 7:30 p.m. at the Clifton Opera House. They will be introducing their long awaited newest CD. Get your copy before they are sold out. Experience the Rejects!!
The Clifton Opera House is located at 5 South Clay Street, Clifton. The box office opens at 6:30pm. Show starts at 7:30. Door donation $7.00 The Opera House is owned and operated by the Village of Clifton as a not for profit fund raiser.
Monday, September 19, 2011
The OSU Faculty Club is showing work by local Yellow Springs Artist, Katherine Kadish. Friday night was the event opening and talk to explain the evolution of Katherine's work. See more of her work at http://www.katherinekadish.com/index.htm. The show will continue through October.
Former Yellow Springs resident Carl Oglesby died September 13, 2011 at age 76. In the 1960s, Carl was a renowned activist against the Vietnam War. While living in Yellow Springs and working at Antioch College, Carl served as national president of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) in 1965-1966. Though Carl was at least a decade older than many SDS members, he was respected as a powerful orator and quick thinker. In 1969, after leaving Yellow Springs, Carl was purged from SDS by the violent Weatherman faction, as it took over the group.
Carl was a renaissance man, working variously as a writer, musician, and playwright. Recording two albums for Vanguard Records in the late 1960s, one of Carl's songs, "Cherokee Queen," was beautifully covered by the fabulous former Yellow Springs band, Mad River, on their second album in 1969. Members of Mad River also helped Carl record his debut album.
Carl published several books, including books on the John Kennedy assassination and "Ravens in the Storm: A Personal History of the 1960s Antiwar Movement," a personal memoirs. In "Ravens in the Storm," he refers to 1960s Yellow Springs as both lovely and "navel-gazing." Regarding the state of the world, Carl once said, "It isn't the rebels who cause the troubles of the world, it's the troubles that cause the rebels."
Village Artisans hosted an opening reception for fabric artist Kate Burch (left) on Friday, September 16, as part of Third Weekend Fling in the Springs.
Burch uses a number of techniques in her work including digitized embroidery, machine quilting, and thread painting. Her work can be viewed at Village Artisans, 100 Corry Street, through the month of September. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
Photos by Susan Gartner
Photo by Susan Gartner
Sunday, September 18, 2011
This mural by Tia Acheson, painted last year, is another work of public art in Yellow Springs. The painting is located on the outside of the Morgan House Bed & Breakfast, tucked away in the space where guests can store their bikes. Proprietor Susanne Oldham showed it to me when I stopped by to drop off flyers for Cyclops Fest for her guests. Interested persons are invited to drop by anytime to see it (it's best seen in the daylight). The mural is accessible to the public. Just follow the gravel driveway on the west side of the B&B, located at 120 West Limestone.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Indulge me awhile as I ramble on about poetry readings:
Before he was run over and killed by three shoplifters in a getaway car in the parking lot at the Upper Valley Mall a few years ago, John Deselem used to hold a weekly open mic poetry reading at the Corner Cone. Most nights, no one would show up and he would end up reading to himself and his wife. He stopped me on the street one day to tell me he had one coming up. In a remark I would later come to regret, I said, “If you catch me within a mile of that place on Friday night, please shoot me.”
Why don’t people go to poetry readings? The answer is simple; they are boring.
One of the most commercially successful poets of recent times, Charles Bukowski, would show up drunk and disdainful on the college circuit and duel with smartass English majors who thought they knew what poetry was and that what he was reading was not it. The problem for them was Buk’s stuff was too accessible. Guys who would come home from factory work in sweaty T-shirts and get drunk on cheap beer could even get it. The readings were recorded and sold on CDs with all the foul language intact, further adding to his success. Those were poetry readings people went to.
The only chance you have of attracting anyone to a poetry reading, short of disinterring Bukowski, is to include an open mike. People will come not to listen to other poets, but to offer their own brilliance. I played that game back in the 90s, both as a featured reader and as one of the peons. Once, I was invited to read at a place called the Pub of Luv in Nashville. Joe Speer, a friend of mine who had a weekly poetry show on public access TV down there, did a masterful job of promoting me. There were pieces in the Nashville newspaper and the alternative paper, the Nashville Scene, which even dispatched a reporter to the event. It was only after I stepped off the plane from New York that I learned of my newly acquired fame. Up until then, I thought I had only been renowned for bad poetry. Twelve people showed up, mostly to read their own stuff. It was all a bunch of overblown BS.
The best poetry readings are private affairs with friends sitting in a circle on the floor and a bottle of Jack or some other intoxicant being passed around, where poems are shared spontaneously with other conversation and lots of laughs. They can happen in a car on a road trip or at a kitchen table waiting for somebody’s old lady to come home from work. “Hey, man. Have I tried this one out on you?”
I once drove with some poet friends from New York to Kent, Ohio for a poetry reading that lasted from 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. It was held in an organic food restaurant across from Kent State and the place was packed to the ceiling with big egos waiting for their turn at the mic. Except for the fight that broke out when one guy jumped ahead in the order and then refused to relinquish the microphone, we had more fun on the overnight road trip and drinking all afternoon the next day in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn with other poet friends who had made the trip from Florida and Tennessee. I guess we had some inkling of what we were in for that night.
Upon being named the first Poet Laureate of Fort Lee New Jersey, noted poet August Kleinzahler was quoted as saying, "I don't like to call myself a poet. Most poets are shiftless, no-account fools." He might be onto something there.
So, on the eve of my 67th birthday, I leave you with an old poem about a shiftless, no-account fool, so long as you promise not to read it aloud at the Corner Cone or anywhere else for that matter:
The cosmos and other crap
It is my birthday.
I am fifty-five years old.
I am sitting here
contemplating the string theory
of the universe,
the reconciliation of the theories
the concept of the basic makeup
of all things
that can bring us back
to just one second
after the Big Bang.
It is very complicated.
It requires the comprehension
of a world with ten dimensions,
when I can barely operate
My woman storms into the room.
"Am I the only one
in this house
who will clean a toilet?
What are you doing?"
the string theory
of the universe,"
I tell her.
"Get off your ass
and give me a hand!"
It is my birthday.
I am fifty-five years old.
Even on this day,
it is not for me
Friday, September 16, 2011
Photo by Susan Gartner
"New York based ITT Corporation completed its acquisition of YSI Incorporated in Yellow Springs last week, bringing 34.7 million dollars to Antioch College's endowment fund that will help secure the college's future," Emily McCord reports for WYSO.
WYSO: Antioch College Receives Millions After YSI Merger
"Antioch College is almost certainly the first American liberal arts school to start up in the 21st century, and it’s a rebirth that comes at an unsettled moment in higher education," reports the New York Times Magazine in its "Education Issue."
New York Times: Can Antioch College Return From the Dead Again?
adults. Visit www.yskp.org or call us at 937-767-7800 for more information or to get registered!
NEW COURSES INCLUDE:
Modern Dance-Adults and Teens
Kindermusik: ABC Music and Me-2 to 4 years old
Kindermusik: Village-0 to 18 mos.
Club Glee-Grades 7 to 12
Kindermusik: Our Time-18 mos. to 3 years old
Masks, Mimes and Miracles-Adults
Kindermusik Demo classes on Saturday, September 17th
10-10:30 ABC Music and Me (ages 2-4)
10:45-11:15 Our Time (ages 18 months-3 Years)
11:30-12:00 Village (ages 0-18 months).
For information on Kindermusik: firstname.lastname@example.org or 767-2646
YS Kids Playhouse
910 Corry Street
Yellow Springs, 45387
Open to ANYONE in the community - this does not mean Cedarville village, only. It is open to ANYONE nearby who can commit to rehearsals and loves the Cedarville Opera House!
Saturday, September 17
9:00-11:00 a.m. music auditions (at the Opera House)
1:00-3:00 p.m. call-backs
Cast of 12. 7 men and 5 women.
*Come with one prepared song from a musical (must be memorized)
*Please bring your own accompanist (no acappella auditions)
Rehearsals begin October 3. Performances are December 9 & 10, 2011 at the Cedarville Opera House.
Check us out on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=201507639914727
THE STORY: It is Christmas in New York, but for two young lovers, Jim and Della, the prospects are bleak, as both are out of work and penniless. But as those familiar with the famous O. Henry story are aware, their dilemma is solved when both part with their most precious possessions (she her beautiful long hair, he his heirloom pocket watch) in order to buy presents for each other thereby creating, at least for a magical moment, an aura of warmth and giving in the cold, impersonal winter city. In addition to their story there are glimpses of various city folk going about their holiday business, and the hilarious plight of a cheerful bum named Soapy, who wants only to get arrested so he can spend the night in a cozy cell, all gracefully enhanced by tuneful songs and neatly tied together by a newsboy-narrator, Willy, who adds his own melodious contribution and informative observations to the delightful proceedings.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
Saturday, September 17
5118 Jackson Road
Enon, OH 45323
Wine and Dine for a Canine
Live music with Full Circle.
Come hungry— a portion of the sale of bottles of blackberry wine will be donated and Bentino’s pizza has offered to donate 50% of all food orders made at the winery! We will have homemade desserts for sale, a raffle, and Premier Jewelry will be donating a portion of jewelry sales as well.
There will be another fundraiser for Ashton on
Monday, September 19, 6:30-9 p.m.
Girls' Night Out at Brandeberry Winery
Event includes: Appetizer Buffet, Glass of Wine, Dessert Buffet
$25 (includes tax and $5 donation)
Vendors and raffle to benefit fundraiser
Space Limited: 767-9103 for reservations!
A third fundraiser will take place October 1st at Peach’s Grill
More information to come.
As always, the students have been carefully screened, have full medical insurance, and will be supported by our volunteer staff on a regular basis. We volunteers give support to the host also.
Please contact me if you have interest or know of someone who does, so that I can answer all questions and provide relief to these girls that they will not have to move out of Yellow Springs.
Thank you for your efforts ahead of time.
Marla Gamble, AFS volunteer host family finder
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