Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Best Practices in Leadership

Local nonprofits urged to attend

In order to avoid duplication in our efforts to bring a series of board development seminars to local nonprofits, Greene Giving, the Morgan Family Foundation and the Yellow Springs Community Foundation on behalf of Leading Greene have elected to support this program which was already planned for September 16 at the Clark State campus in Beavercreek.



The Board: Best Practices in Leadership

Nearly every charitable organization is confronting the need for change at some level, whether defining and evaluating the mission and other strategic planning needs, altering areas of service, identifying stable sources of support, addressing fiscal pressures or otherwise. These pressures alone call for highly effective leadership from the Board of Directors for any charitable organization, but in the current regulatory landscape, best practices in governance and oversight are not just nice to have, but are mandated.

Learn what your board of directors must do to comply and lead in this current environment regarding:
  • The board of directors’ Roles and Responsibilities;
  • Compliance and Management Issues;
  • Succession Planning; and,
  • Addressing Conflicts of Interest.

Date
Friday, September 16, 2011

Time
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration 8:30 a.m. – Noon Presentation Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch & Panel Discussion

About the Presenters

Kevin Kinross is an associate in Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Business, Tax & Estates and Counsel for Boards & Executives Practice Groups. In this capacity, he serves as counsel to for-profit and nonprofit organizations on governing board structure and organization; board evaluations; board succession planning; and D&O insurance, indemnification and other protection against board and executive liability.

He also regularly assists clients with audits of governance practices and board training. He is the co-editor of the Acredula newsletter and editor of the Acredula Corporate Governance Blog (www.acredula.com).

Shannon Martin is a partner in Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Healthcare and Public Finance Practice Groups. She represents nonprofit organizations, including hospitals and a variety of social service, educational and organizations with general corporate compliance and governance matters. She currently serves as the president of both the Greene County Community Foundation and Recovery Centers Inc.

Location
Clark State Community College . Greene Center, 3775 Pentagon Blvd., Beavercreek, OH 45431

Registration
Please RSVP by September 9, 2011 to:
Megan Heiser at mheiser@bricker.com or 800.844.5292
Cost
$25.00 payable to SP3

Please send the payment to:
Megan Heiser
Bricker & Eckler LLP
100 S. Third Street
Columbus, OH 43215

This is a collaboration between SP3 and Clark State Community College, Leading Greene, Security National Bank and The Springfield Foundation…you don't want to miss this opportunity to improve your charitable organization.

Bench to Nowhere: Watch out for that stinger!

A Cool Town Toon


Bee movie to be shown again

Queen of the Sun back by popular demand
at Little Art

We happened to be driving by the Little Art last night just as the movie was letting out. I have never seen such a crowd in front of the theater. This from the Little Art's Facebook page this morning:

2nd screening of QUEEN OF THE SUN: WHAT ARE THE BEES TELLING US? booked for this Saturday, September 3rd at 2PM.

And this last night:

Wonderful night at the Little Art - actually had to turn people away. We're sorry about that but we do enjoy having a full house. Thank-you for coming to see "Queen of the Sun." The program continues with a talk tomorrow (today, Weds. 8/31) at the Glen Helen Bldg - 7PM.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Call for Proposals

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery
2012 Exhibitions


Postmark deadline: Thursday, September 15

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery invites artists to submit proposals for 2012 solo or group exhibitions.

The Gallery is located at the entrance to the Glen Helen Nature Preserve in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
Questions? Contact Alice Robrish, Gallery Coordinator, at alice@alicerobrish.com

Saturday at Clifton Opera House

Back by request the "Miami Valley's Most Wanted Bluegrass" band will perform at 7:30pm on Saturday, September 3rd. We love good bluegrass, and these guys are one of the best! Nothing beats family harmony!

Miami Valley's Most Wanted Bluegrass band includes the Hamilton family plus one. Lawrence Hamilton (mandolin,vocals), Lonnie Hamilton (banjo, guitar, fiddle, vocals) , Martha Hamilton (bass guitar) and Ronnie Hamilton (dobro, guitar, vocals) were formerly known as "The Hamilton Family" Mike Powell (guitar) joins them as the plus one member. They are from the Springfield area and a real favorite at the Opera House, we love good bluegrass! They have been playing in churches, V.F.W.s, Amvets and festivals; we look forward to a great night of music. Box office opens at 6:30pm. Door donation $7.00

The Clifton Opera House is located at 5 So Clay Street, Clifton. Call 937.342.2175 for information or advance ticket sales.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Do you dare..?

Do you Dare 2B Square?

Village Artisans invites all emerging and established artists to submit a 12x12 work in any medium to the second annual "Dare 2B Square" show, to hang the month of October in Village Artisans' main lobby. All artwork will sell for $100 each, with all proceeds going to the artist. Entry deadine is Thursday, Sept. 29, 5 p.m. Information and applications are available from Village Artisans, 100 Corry Street, or from www.shopvillageartisans.com.

Cosmic Mirror workshops announced

To All Our Friends of the Cosmic Mirror,

We hope this post finds you in peace and joy.

We are pleased to announce three new Cosmic Mirror workshops – in Old Forge, New York and in Yellow Springs, Ohio. They are again expected to be immensely meaningful, and we have attached a brochure that gives some details. You can also learn more by visiting our website at www.TheCosmicMirror.org.

Thank you all for your support of the Cosmic Mirror and all the learnings it offers. We hope you tell a friend about it, and we look forward to spending some quality time with you at one of these weekend programs!

With peace and love,
Gary Gemmill, Ph.D. and George Kraus, Ph.D.
www.TheCosmicMirror.org

YSKP fall offerings for youth and adults

The YSKP Fall schedule of classes includes new offerings for children, youth, teens and adults. Kindermusic, for ages 0 – 3 provides music, stories, songs and movement activities to support every aspect of the developing child. The curriculum includes age appropriate materials for parents to take home and do with their children throughout the week. Kindermusic is taught by instructor Jill Becker who will also teach classes in creative movement for children 3 – 5.

Club Glee, a singing class with Sally Dennis, develops and refines vocal technique through group and individual study and performance of classic and contemporary Broadway songs. Club Glee is for students in junior and high school who are eligible to receive credit for the taking the class through the McKinney and YSHS Open Credit policy. Teens can also take and receive credit for a new dance class in Modern Jazz Blues and Contact Improvisation.

For adults, Mimes, Masks and Miracles is a new class, taught by John Fleming, that explores comedy and comic improvisation. Adults can also join the popular Ballroom Dance course that will continue this fall. Contact Improvisation with Tricia Gelmini, is a dance form that plays with sensitive, fluid weight sharing between partners. Jill Becker will teach The Fluid Core, deep, gentle exercises that dancers use to stretch and strengthen the body.

In addition to these new courses, ongoing classes in Ballet and Hip Hop dance are being offered. And for young actors the New Actors Club is a course for grades 4 – 6 that will culminate in participation in the YSKP’s biannual holiday show, The Bremen Town Musicians.

Information and a detailed schedule about all YSKP classes can be found at www.yskp.org or by calling 767-7800. Pre-registration for all classes is critical as each course has a required minimum participant base. Classes that don’t meet the necessary registration will be cancelled 5 days prior to beginning.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Friday night at Clifton Opera House

A genre-bending band that refuses to settle for standard musical composition, Three Strummers and a Drummer strive for intricate musicality while also retaining general audience appreciation. With blistering solos, driving bass and drum grooves, and howling vocals, they may seem like your ordinary jam band -- But they're certainly unlike anything you've ever heard before. Band members Colin Payton, Dan Payton, Jerry Ford, Tucker Mindrum are bringing their unique style to Clifton Opera House, Friday, September 2; be ready to rock as they blues it up in Clifton. Box office opens at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm. Door donation $7.00

The Clifton Opera House is located at 5 South Clay Street, Clifton. Call 937.342.2175 for more information.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Back Story: This is all so strange

I’m having a coffee in the in-store McDonald’s in the Walmart in Fairborn, Ohio, waiting on an oil change. McDonald’s does two things well, coffee and a poor man’s eggs Benedict they call the egg McMuffin. But, I’m not hungry. I’m just killing time watching people meander into the store. Most of them are gimpy, looking like hell with nothing better to do on a weekday morning. I could be their greeter.

The yellow paint is peeling on the golden arches that mark the entrance to the restaurant area. A young woman comes through them with two little boys. Their eyes light up as they look around at the possibilities. This is not lost on me. It seems that nothing is lost on me today. The security camera at the automotive desk was aimed on the bald spot on the back of my head. I could see it clearly on the monitor as I handed over my car keys. This is something I don’t notice when I look in the mirror. I think I look younger than I am. I wonder what these other people think.

Yesterday, I saw a doctor for the first time in 35 years; paid the bill with Medicare. He referred me to a specialist. When I called to set up the appointment, the secretary told me to be sure to bring in a list of my medications. Other than the antibiotic my own doctor has just prescribed, I’m not taking any medications. It seems like a question they would have asked my 80-year-old mother before she died. This is all so strange.

An old guy comes in, gets a cup of coffee, sits at the next table facing the entrance, same as I am. For some reason I am annoyed. I hurry to finish and leave. I wander around my favorite places, but the computer stuff and cell phones are getting too complicated these days, and the bicycle seats look too small. I check out the fishing gear, but it seems I lost interest around the time I was eligible to fish without a license. Nothing here interests me anymore, not even the young women in tight shorts pushing shopping carts up and down the aisles.

It suspect my car should be ready, but I have not been paged. I look out a window to the lot by the automotive bays and see that the old Toyota has been moved. I wait at the desk for the greasy, disgruntled Walmart, bottom of the automotive repair chain guy to return.

“I must have missed your page,” I say.

“I didn’t page you,” he says.

“I noticed my car has been moved.”

“I got the paper work, but they didn’t bring me the keys.”

“They’re there now,” I say, pointing to the hook where they are hanging.

He grunts and rings me up.

It seems that just about every oil change I have ever done at Wal-mart has gone the same: the coffee at McDonald’s; the computers; the bikes; the fishing equipment; the car keys hanging unnoticed on the hook. Only today is somehow different. It feels like I have slipped through the golden arches into a strange new era.

-vh

TLT Auction: Bidding on one item starts early

Are you an Ohio State Football Fan?
Then, do we have an opportunity for you!
Saturday, September 10 noon in Columbus
OSU vs. Toledo

The Tecumseh Land Trust 7th Annual Harvest Auction is Friday, September 30 at the brand new Hollenbeck-Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center in downtown Springfield . We have 4 Huntington Club Tickets on the 35 yard line row 9 to auction off. We are also throwing in a parking pass for the lot in front of St. John’s Arena. Unfortunately, the game is before our auction date, so… we are putting our 4 tickets up for bid now. Minimum bid is $400.

You can email a bid to cathy@tecumsehlandtrust.org or
call 767-9490 to place a bid.
The auction will end Friday, September 2 at high noon.

To find more information about the football tickets or the auction in general, please follow this link www.tecumsehlandtrurst.org/auction.

Thank you for your continued support of the Tecumseh Land Trust.

Historical Society Program

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What usually comes to mind with Antioch College in connection to war are the words and actions against war since the 1960s, but on Sunday, September 11, at 2:00 pm in the Great Room of the Yellow Springs Senior Center one of the Yellow Springs Historical Society's favorite speakers, Antioch College archivist Scott Sanders, will take those in attendance back to the 60s, in this case the 1860s, in a presentation on “Marching to a Different Drumbeat: Antioch College and the Civil War”. Sanders will expand on material covered in his “Songs from the Stacks” blog entries on the college's website, covering both the dramatic episodes like the actions of executed hero Marion A. Ross to the dedicated service of Lucy Salisbury Doolittle in the areas of health and sanitation.

Admission is free, and light refreshments will be served.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Play local!

Let's jump start community theater in Yellow Springs. We've got actors, directors, stage hands; all we need is your script.

Bee expert at Little Art

Antioch College will host nationally renowned biodynamic gardener, beekeeper and educator Gunther Hauk August 30-31 for two days of events as part of its new sustainability initiative.

Hauk’s visit comes three weeks before the College will welcome its first class for fall orientation. He will join the public for conversation following the screening of Queen of the Sun at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 30, at Little Art Theatre, 247 Xenia Avenue. Antioch College is hosting the screening; donations of $5-$10 will support beekeeping education at Hauk's Spikenard Farm http://www.spikenardfarm.org/new/index.shtml in Virginia, the Greene County Beekeeping Association http://gcbeekeepers.com/default.aspx (GCBA), and the Antioch College Farm.

Hauk will also deliver a public lecture titled, The Honeybee Crisis: Symptomatic for all our Present Crises, at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 31, at the Glen Helen Ecology Institute, 405 Corry Street. Members of the GCBA will be on hand with information about local beekeeping classes.

YSKP

Ballroom Dancing

YS Kids Playhouse will again
be offering Adult Ballroom Dancing, this fall,
with instructor, Mario Krazewsky.

The class will be a 9 week session,
running from September 19th to November 14th
on Monday evenings, 7:00 – 8:00 pm.
The location to be announced.

The cost is $135.00 per person.














You can register via the
YS Kids Playhouse web site:
http://www.yskp.org/online-classregistration/
or by calling 767-7800.

We are asking everyone to register
at least five (5) days prior to the first class.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Destination YS

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Trailer Talk with Sabrina Artel

Friday, Sept. 2, 4-8pm and Saturday, Sept. 3, 10-Noon
A Nonstop event, occurring in a trailer in front of the Emporium

Please join Sabrina Artel at the kitchen table of her red and white camper parked in the center of Yellow Springs over Labor Day weekend. Speak with her and hear what others have to say about water, shale gas extraction, the environment and home. Work with her to come up with the 10 Commandments for Water and share the 3 Questions about water. Please check at the Nonstop website for an update on the streaming of this event (nonstopinstitute.org).

Sabrina Artel’s Trailer Talk is a live performance, a community event and a recorded public conversation. Trailer Talk portable conversations explore how individuals come together in unique and productive ways. Trailer Talk investigates and constructs new ways of becoming and defining community. Artel, an actress, was inspired to do theater in non-traditional spaces after working with New York experimental director Reza Abdoh’s company. After moving to the Catskills Artel started working with community radio at WJFF, and then took her program on the road with Trailer Talk. She has recently received grants for her art and journalism work from the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Trailer Talk’s Frack Talk Marcellus Shale Water Project is a combination of live events, sound pieces, radio broadcasts and an interactive website exploring the impact of natural gas drilling. It began in New York State where Sabrina lives on the shale and is expanding to include our stories across the country. With the Frack Talk Project Sabrina is capturing the emerging experiences of home that can quickly be lost as the drilling expands throughout the country. The Frack Talk Shale Project hopes to further discourse during this critical time in our neighborhoods. Guests have been joining Sabrina at the kitchen table to give voice in on-going live public conversations about living on the Shale for the past three years and half years.

Sabrina Artel is the creator and host of Trailer Talk, stories from America’s kitchen table. It's a performance, a public conversation and a community event that happens in and around a 1965 BeeLine travel trailer. Her weekly radio show explores community engagement through conversations about culture, politics, the arts and the environment. She's also a regular contributor to Alternet. She lives on the Shale in the Catskills of Liberty, NY. To find out more about Trailer Talk please visit: www.trailertalk.net.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery Exhibition

Birds of a Feather - From Songbirds to Raptors
Watercolors by Kathryn K. Lehotsky
September 2 - 30 2011


Glen Helen Atrium Gallery is showing “Birds of a Feather – From Songbirds to Raptors: Watercolors by Kathryn K. Lehotsky. from September 2 – 30, 2011. A lifelong observer of birds and their habitat, Lehotsky uses watercolor to realistically depict her subjects. The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception on Sunday, September 4, from 2 - 4 pm.

Lehotsky lives in Springfield and holds a BA in art from Ohio University. Using her late father’s camera, Kathryn takes photographs of birds in their natural settings in order to have different angles to study for the final painting. To create a realistic image, she builds up the watercolors, layer upon layer. Through the building of many layers she creates opaque colors, rather than the usual transparent watercolor. There will be over 30 paintings on view; the product of two years work.

The Gallery is located in the Glen Helen Building at 405 Corry Street in Yellow Springs. Show hours are 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. Artwork will be available for purchase with proceeds supporting the Glen Helen Nature Preserve.

For more information call the Glen Helen Ecology Institute at 937.769.1902 or visit www.glenhelen.org.

The Glen Helen Atrium Gallery showcases the work of emerging local and regional visual artists in twelve exhibits each year. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of art goes to the Glen Helen Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is to support preservation and programs at Glen Helen and its 1,000-acre nature preserve.

Yelloween Scarecrow Project

From Bob Swaney--The Yelloween Scarecrow Project is the brainchild of Cathy Christian from Ye Olde Trail Tavern that she presented to Mindy Harney and me last summer. Unfortunately we couldn’t make it happen then but we hope to make it happen in 2011.

The concept is to create a Scarecrow that will be installed in the flagpole holes in the sidewalk during the Yelloween season. The project is open to anyone; businesses, artists, crafters, students, non-profits. Businesses and non-profits can sponsor an “artist” to create a Scarecrow to depict their business or organization or individuals can simply do one themselves.

The Scarecrow creator will receive the structural elements and then gets to be creative in designing their Scarecrow. They 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 (under $25). 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.

The Yelloween Scarecrow Project is already on track for Dayton Street with Mindy of Brother Bear’s and me coordinating. Cathy and Sarah from the Trail have agreed to coordinate participation on Xenia Avenue. If your business wishes to participate please email swaneybob@gmail.com. I will pass your information on to them or Mindy. Thanks for considering this fun new project for Yellow Springs.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Peace Corps radio documentary on WYSO

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Peace Corps, WYSO will present the hourlong radio documentary, “Kennedy and the Peace Corps: Idealism on the Ground” on
Sunday, August 28th.

This radio documentary tells the story of how John F. Kennedy's challenge to college
students became the Peace Corps. Those students and former Kennedy administration
officials tell the story of the beginning of the Peace Corps, including getting Congress on board and keeping the CIA out.

“Kennedy and the Peace Corps: Idealism on the Ground” features Dr. Alan E. Guskin,
Distinguished Professor of Higher Education in Antioch University’s Leadership and Change Ph.D. Program. Guskin was a doctoral candidate at the University of Michigan when Kennedy visited the Ann Arbor campus where Guskin was involved with a student group, which is widely credited with inspiring Kennedy to establish the Peace Corps.

On August 28th, 1961 President Kennedy held a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden to honor the first groups of Peace Corps volunteers setting out for service projects in Ghana and present-day Tanzania. Fifty years later, WYSO presents “Kennedy and the Peace Corps” on August 28th, 2011. Produced by Lester Graham of Michigan Radio, Kennedy and the Peace Corps” will air locally on Sunday, August 28th at 6:00 and 11:00 PM on WYSO 91.3 FM and streaming live on www.wyso.org.

Commemorative art by Shepard Fairy
www.peacecorps.gov

YS Kids Playhouse Fall Class Offerings

The YSKP Fall schedule of classes includes new offerings for children, youth, teens and adults. Kindermusic, for ages 0 – 3 provides music, stories, songs and movement activities to support every aspect of the developing child. The curriculum includes age appropriate materials for parents to take home and do with their children throughout the week. Kindermusic is taught by instructor Jill Becker who will also teach classes in creative movement for children 3 – 5.

Club Glee, a singing class with Sally Dennis, develops and refines vocal technique through group and individual study and performance of classic and contemporary Broadway songs. Club Glee is for students in junior and high school who are eligible to receive credit for the taking the class through the McKinney and YSHS Open Credit policy. Teens can also take and receive credit for a new dance class in Modern Jazz Blues and Contact Improvisation.

For adults, Mimes, Masks and Miracles is a new class, taught by John Fleming, that explores comedy and comic improvisation. Adults can also join the popular Ballroom Dance course that will continue this fall. Contact Improvisation with Tricia Gelmini, is a dance form that plays with sensitive, fluid weight sharing between partners. Jill Becker will teach The Fluid Core, deep, gentle exercises that dancers use to stretch and strengthen the body.

In addition to these new courses, ongoing classes in Ballet and Hip Hop dance are being offered. And for young actors the New Actors Club is a course for grades 4 – 6 that will culminate in participation in the YSKP’s biannual holiday show, The Bremen Town Musicians.

Information and a detailed schedule about all YSKP classes can be found at www.yskp.org or by calling 767-7800. Pre-registration for all classes is critical as each course has a required minimum participant base. Classes that don’t meet the necessary registration will be cancelled 5 days prior to beginning.

Community-wide block parties: Fun and friendship

By Susan Gartner


The Davis/Whiteman/Phillips/High/Xenia Block Party on Saturday, August 20, featured food, fun, friendship and ping pong with musical accompaniment by Elizabeth Price, Patti Dallas, Joseph and Matt Minde, and Mark DeLozier.

After invites went out to 80 homes, pictures were taken of all the houses and made into a neighborhood map to help guests make a visual connection of faces to places. Many participants had just moved to the area and appreciated the creative, sumptuous, and well-timed way to meet their new neighbors.

Thanks so much to the Human Relations Commission for the sponsorship, inspiration, $20 gift certificate from Tom’s Market, and the box of chalk. Hope we did you proud.

I have to admit, organizing it was just as much fun as attending, thanks to a wonderfully cooperative, inspiring, and enthusiastic coordinating committee. I've been smiling every since.

Wait til you see what we've got in store for next year!!!

Photos by Susan Gartner

Monday, August 22, 2011

Bench to Nowhere: School Daze

An Education Village Toon


Bed Bugs: Coming Sept. 6

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Saturday at Clifton Opera House

Have you ever heard a German Band that plays genuine German-style music from German music scores as well as playing genuine Big Band hits and remembrances? Well, look no further than the Sauerkraut German Band and they are coming back to Clifton! A long time favorite of the Clifton Opera House, Dick Ray and the band will be in great form on Saturday, August 27. The show starts at 7:30pm, box office opens at 6:30pm.

And remember their signature song... "Ein Prozit"... they finish every show with a great rendition. The Clifton Opera House is located at 5 So Clay Street, Clifton. Call 937.767.2343 or 937.342.2175 for information. Check out the website www.cliftonoperahouse.com.

Flingin' and Swingin'

Photos from the Third Weekend Fling in the Springs

Local sculptor Behrle Hubbuch III (right) met with fans at Super-Fly Comics and Games during Third Friday Fling, August 19, to discuss his latest large-scale Steampunk ships, The Leviathans, created for Catalyst Game Labs booth display.

The Yellow Springs Arts Council presented “Hairitage: a Cultural Journey”, an exhibit of drawings and paintings by Central State University Art Instructor Erin Smith, as part of the Third Friday Fling.

A Reggae Street Party took place on Corry Street on Sunday evening, August 21. Bands included SeeFari and Soul Rebels and special guest Pato Banton and the Now Generation.

Photos by Susan Gartner

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Locally published art/humor zine

Seeking submissions from local artists
Available for purchase


The Kindlin' Quarterly is a seasonally-printed homegrown collection of humorous comics, art, stories, and amusements for mature readers. Our regular contributors range from professional artists to enthusiasts, seasoned vets to students, urbanites to rural rarities. We strongly encourage anyone who is interested to submit work for consideration for print in an upcoming issue.

TO SUBMIT:
-Image Format: Up to 5.5 x 8.5"/ 200-300 dpi/ JPEG, TIFF, PDF
Color or greyscale images welcome
-Prose Format: Word Document, PDF, or pasted into an email
-Submit anytime, but work received after the regular deadlines below will be considered for the next season's issue.
-Submission deadlines:
February 1 / May 1 / August 1 / November 1
Send work to thekindlinquarterly@yahoo.com
**PLEASE NOTE**
We will not print work that infringes copyright law or is politically-charged. Other than that, pretty much anything goes.

The magazine started humbly almost a year ago-with work by editor M Young, her husband, and her brother-but is rapidly growing. 44-page Issue 4 will be released in early September with submissions by 15 artists from all over the country.

Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thekindlinquarterly

Copies are available at Super Fly and Dark Star, or Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/KinfolkProductions (sample pages are also available here).

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Friday night at Clifton Opera House

It's that time again, a Bluegrass night in Clifton! The Clifton Opera House hosts a favorite Ohio bluegrass band on Friday, August 26th. The shows starts at 7:30pm, box office opens at 6:30pm. This historic building has hosted a lot of Americana music over the years. Visiting musicians are always pleasantly surprised when they step on stage in Clifton. The acoustics of this 118 year old building are still bright and beautiful; there are no bad seats in the house with sound like this! The Clifton Opera House is a perfect venue for bluegrass music, great acoustics in an intimate setting; it seats 242 of your friends and neighbors.

Don't miss Jim Greer and the Mac-O-chee Valley Folk's return to Clifton. The talented Jim Greer and the Mac-O-Chee Valley Folks will perform numerous favorite bluegrass and gospel songs. Pick up their latest CD before they are sold out! Jim and the Valley Folks are featured on Sound Traditions: "Best of Mountain Bluegrass" album. What do you call a band that has played together for so many years? Perfection!

The Clifton Opera House is located at 5 So. Clay Street, Clifton. Please call 937.342.2175 or 937.767.2343 for ticket information or visit the website at www.cliftonoperahouse.com.

AACW Blues and Jazz Festival

AACW presents the 11th Annual Blues and Jazz festival. The festival will begin at 7:00 pm at Antioch University Midwest, featuring Blooz ‘n’ Pomes. This will be a poetry open mic open to the public. Poets will be backed by a blues band featuring headliners from the festival. Blooz ‘n’ Pomes will continue until 9:00 pm, and then move to Peach’s Grill, 104 Xenia Avenue starting at 10:00 pm.

On Friday, August 26, the festival will move to the Antioch College Amphitheater on Corry Street in Yellow Springs. There will be a variety of vendors as well as the following performers:
6:00 Kelly Richie Band
7:15 Andrew ‘Jr. Boy’ Jones
8:30 Karen Patterson and the 5YZmen
10:00 Bluzion
11:30 The Larry Humphrey Band

Saturday, August 27 will begin at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm with a blues workshop hosted by Debbie Davies and Andrew ‘Jr. Boy’ Jones. This will be followed by Innovation Stage performances by a variety of area musicians from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Evening performers include:
5:00 Seefari
7:00 Andrew ‘Jr. Boy’ Jones
8:30 Debbie Davies
10:00 Nerak Roth Patterson Band
11:15 Blues Summit

The festival will culminate on Sunday August 28 with a Gospel Fest and Basket Meeting. The Gospel Fest will consist of live performances from area gospel artists followed by the Basket Meeting. The Basket Meeting is an old time community tradition similar to a community potluck where participants are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch and socialize.

AUM to host Health & Wellness Fair

Antioch University Midwest

You are invited to our Health & Wellness Fair

Saturday, August 27, 2011
10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Antioch University Midwest, corner of Enon Road and Dayton Street
Yellow Springs
Room B-101 (south end of building)

Sign up now for Individual Mini-Sessions
Massage – Reflexology – Reiki
Walk-ins are also welcome. Sign-up now to reserve a spot. E-mail Pat at pd43205@yahoo.com with “Health Fair” in the subject head. Give her your name, service requested, and an approximate time-frame. You will receive a confirmation e-mail.
(A donation for the services is appreciated but not required.)

Classes at the Fair:
11:30-noon – Joyful movement: Local Nia instructor Linda Sohner will give a 30-minute Nia demonstration. Nia is a sensory-based movement practice that leads to health, wellness and fitness. It empowers people of all shapes and sizes by connecting the body, mind, emotions and spirit. Nia draws from disciplines of the martial arts, dance arts and healing arts.
12:15-12:45 p.m. – Joyful movement: see above
1-1:30 p.m. Gentle yoga

(A donation for the class is appreciated but not required.)

* Snack Sacks available for purchase – 3 items for $3.
* Blood pressure check
* Door prices
* Give-aways
* Health information

A fundraising event to support the Elaine Marie England Student Philanthropy Program

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50 family yard sale, Saturday

A UUF benefit

Saturday, Aug 27, 9 to 3 (no early birds, please).

107 Marshall St. just off Xenia Ave. (one block north of Friends Care Center. Furniture, antiques,
art, books, electronics, athletic items, kitchen stuff including like-new smaller frig, household items, tools and hardware, 8-foot folding tables, lots of misc. Plus, 2 English sports cars (OK, one's a model). All proceeds for the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of YS.

Reggae Street Party Update

They keep changing the times on this one. Here's the latest:

Sunday, August 21
Art Park, corner of Corry and Dayton Streets

Street opens at 3
4 p.m. Soul Rebels
5 p.m. SeeFari
7 p.m. PATO BANTON & THE NOW GENERATION!

Soul Fire Tribe Fire Dancing after dark. Party closes at 10.

Featuring PATO BANTON & THE NOW GENERATION stopping through on their 50 state tour! A highly entertaining, sincere and spirited show from a LIVING REGGAE LEGEND! Grammy-nominated, International Recording & Touring Artist PATO BANTON is truly one of the most talented performers of any genre. Bring friends, family and associates and BE COMPLETELY UPLIFTED by this POSITIVE REGGAE MINISTER & HIS HEAVENLY BAND OF SINGERS & PLAYERS!

A tale of jealousy and murder in YS

The Yellow Springs Historical Society Blog has recently been revived after server problems and currently has a post about a murder case in the village from the 1860s.

It has been suggested that this might make a good plot for a play, an inspiration, perhaps, for a script for community theater.

Yellow Springs Historical Society Blog: CSI Yellow Springs 1863

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Rocky & Pee Wee: A book-lover's feast


All you ever wanted to know about bees

Antioch College to host nationally renowned beekeeper Gunther Hauk

Antioch College will host nationally renowned biodynamic gardener, beekeeper and educator Gunther Hauk August 30-31 for two days of events as part of its new sustainability initiative.

“There is a large and well-developed beekeeping community, as well as strong interest in biodynamic farming, in this area,” said Joyce Morrissey, assistant to President Mark Roosevelt and manager of special projects at the College. “We’re fortunate to have Gunther join us, particularly as we work to expand our own understanding and practices at the College.”

Hauk’s visit comes three weeks before the College will welcome its first class for fall orientation. He will join the public for conversation following the screening of Queen of the Sun at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 30, at Little Art Theatre, 247 Xenia Avenue. Antioch College is hosting the screening; donations of $5-$10 will support beekeeping education at Hauk's Spikenard Farm in Virginia, the Greene County Beekeeping Association (GCBA), and the Antioch College Farm.

Hauk will also deliver a public lecture on beekeeping and issues related to sustainability at 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 31, at the Glen Helen Ecology Institute, 405 Corry Street. Members of the GCBA will be on hand with information about local beekeeping classes.

Morrissey organized Hauk’s visit with Antioch College Trustee David Goodman ’69, a principal of North Arrows LLC, which specializes in power and energy investments. Goodman has written and lectured on independent energy project financing, alternative fuels for heavy duty vehicles, green building, and general business matters in his areas of expertise.

Antioch College’s new curriculum includes a series of Global Seminars that allow for interdisciplinary approaches to the examination of issues and ideas surrounding food, water, energy, health and governance. The new Antioch College Farm, situated on the approximately 35-acre former golf course on the southeast side of campus, will be an experiential classroom where students and faculty will search for the inherent interrelationships between conscious stewardship, the use of natural resources, and the resultant impact on the health and vitality of the local and global environment.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Book Fair, Saturday

Great bargains as well as rare antiquarian books await shoppers at the 30th annual Yellow Springs Book Fair. Hours are 8am to 5pm, Saturday, August 20, on the grounds of Mills Lawn School, 200 S. Walnut St., in downtown Yellow Springs.

Admission is free, and there is no charge to sell books. No registration is necessary.

More than 30 sellers, from six states as well as locally, will offer everything from comics and paperbacks to fine collector’s volumes, according to long-time organizer Mary Alice Wilson, owner of Dark Star Books. Prices run from 25 cents to hundreds of dollars.

“Because of our continuing growth and reputation, we attract quite a range – from rare book dealers to kids on blankets selling their outgrown Nancy Drews or Twilight books,” says Wilson. People like the shady location, too. It allows for comfortable browsing and gives kids a place to play while grown-ups shop.

Early shoppers find incredible bargains, Wilson advises, but the number of books and comics guarantees good shopping all day.

Call for submissions

Let's jump start community theater in Yellow Springs. We've got actors, directors, stage hands; all we need is your script.

Destination YS

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Book Signing at Book Fair, Saturday

Socialize with Scarlett Rains at the Yellow Springs Book Fair in celebration of her release of Promises of the Heart and Seduction of a Bluestocking, Books One and Two of her Sisters of the Heart Series. Books will be available at the event.


Saturday, August 20 · 8:00am - 5:00pm

WYSO Summer Concert at Riverscape, Sunday

On Sunday, August 21st, public radio station WYSO 91.3 will present a free summer concert at Riverscape MetroPark featuring Crazy Joe with Ricky Nye, Inc. Yellow Springs band Wheels will open the show. Archer's Tavern of Centerville is the sponsor.

"This year's WYSO Community Concert is a joyful celebration of Miami Valley music," say WYSO Music Director, Niki Dakota. "From the very young stringband, Wheels, to the established powerhouses of Crazy Joe and Ricky Nye, it is an honor to present these talented members of our community."

"Crazy" Joe Tritschler is a roots music guitarist, singer, songwriter, and occasional drummer, who has toured nationally and internationally with his own Mad River Outlaws as well as roots music legend Deke Dickerson. He has released several recordings with ATOM Records and his own O-Scope Recording Company. He has a unique musical vision that includes early rock & roll, rockabilly, and original country with dashes of soul, jazz, and heavy rock.

Formerly know as "The Swingin' Mudbugs," Ricky Nye, Inc. features Ricky Nye (piano, vocals) along with Brian Aylor (drums) and Chris Douglas (upright bass), playing elegant blues and ballads, New Orleans stylings and traditional boogie woogie.

Opening band Wheels delivers high energy Americana music that mixes traditional Bluegrass with progressive rock and roll. This young band has performed at many local and regional venues and recently celebrated the release of their debut album, Fields on Fire.

"The concert is a chance to revel in the musical richness of our region. And a chance to come together and show appreciation to those that make it all possible: our listeners," says Dakota.

The concert begins at 6pm. Food will be sold at Riverscape's Café Vélo, and Archer's Tavern will be selling alcoholic beverages. Admission is free and families are encouraged to attend. There will be opportunities to become a member of WYSO at the event, and new members will have the opportunity to enter a drawing for an Amazon Kindle.

Public radio station WYSO 91.3 is licensed to Antioch University with studios in Yellow Springs. It broadcasts on multiple platforms: 91.3 FM, live streaming at WYSO.org, on HD radio and on the Public Radio Player, a mobile application.

Veil movement

By Susan Gartner

Laylia’s Middle Eastern Veil Demo and Instruction class this past Monday at the Senior Center attracted eight enthusiastic participants. We are looking forward to the second class on Monday, August 29, 3 p.m. This is a free class and the public is invited. No dance experience needed. Wear comfortable clothes. All abilities welcome. Laylia is a wonderful teacher—encouraging, upbeat, and funny.

She is also teaches Belly Dancing on Monday evenings at 6-7:30 p.m. at Union Schoolhouse for a fee.

Contact Laylia at LayliasBellyDancing@yahoo.com for more information and come join us at the Senior Center on Monday, August 29!

Saturday at the Library

Hap Cawood book talk

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Scene Around Town

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It doesn't take long for the bees to find them. This sunflower in my backyard just started opening yesterday.

-vh

Two local women to be Hall-of-Famers


Mary Agna and Macy Reynolds - two of the 2011 Greene County Women's Hall of Fame inductees. Ceremony and dinner scheduled for Sept. 24th.

Local sculptor at work in Maine





Yellow Springs sculptor Jon Barlow Hudson is working on a three-piece sculpture being constructed of gray, pink and black granite at the Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium in Prospect Harbor, Maine.

Bangor Daily News: International sculptors working on public artworks to install in Maine

YS Schools - Excellent with Distinction




The state report card ratings for the 2010-11 school year are out and the Yellow Springs Schools have maintained their Excellent with Distinction rating, according to a report, today, in the Dayton Daily News.

Dayton Daily News: 13 out of 40 local school districts have improved state ratings

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Back Story: Walkin’ the Dog

Crossing the river in the Glen

You can take your dog to obedience school; you can watch all the dog training videos and read all the books; but there is no substitute for simply walking your dog. I have done all of the above with mixed success, but only in my recent readings have I seen the virtues of dog walking stressed, especially for a high-energy, working breed such as mine. And I have paid attention.

Exercise: The number one benefit, of course, is that walking provides exercise for both dog and owner. The main reason I got a dog was to force myself to walk. Somewhere in my dog’s puppyhood I lost sight of that goal, mostly due to the horrible winter we had this past year. I just couldn’t see a dog of only a few months out in the ice and snow and freezing temperatures. I think it would have been different if we had gotten her in the spring. But I took too long to get into the habit of regular walks and relied too heavily on a fenced in backyard and a Frisbee to work the dog out. Long walks were special occasions, but no longer. As I write this, Suki is conked-out at my feet after an hour-long morning walk that included some Frisbee play on the Antioch Golf Course – ah, play, another benefit.

Discipline: Walking together provides lots of opportunities to teach your dog discipline. First comes the loose-leash training; after which come the life lessons. I talk to Suki constantly while we walk. She doesn’t understand a lot of what I am saying, but it keeps her aware of my location in relation to her. I often tell her, “Walk with Daddy.” She seems to know what that means. Whenever she does something right, such as letting a skateboarder or bicyclist slip by without trying to take off their wheels, I heap on the praise. This also applies to her not barking at deer, squirrels, skunks, you name it. Lately, we have encountered families of deer almost every time we've gone out. She will stand or sit quietly as they go by. I am always surprised that the herding instinct hasn’t kicked in, but it seems like the praise I give her afterward has really had an effect.

Affection: Walking your dog is a way of showing your affection. It is something they really like to do and they will appreciate your giving them the opportunity to get out and exercise. Working dogs need a job to do. Lacking a herd of cattle or sheep, you might be able to convince your dog that the walk is an important job. And, as mentioned above, there is the play aspect. I like to start out slow, let her sniffer go wild so she gets that out of her system, then do some serious loose-leash walking for a few minutes, before stopping again to give her time to just be a dog. Along the way, I like to give her a chance to play. This morning, I brought along a Frisbee, but it could have been a ball, or a stick, or her favorite chew toy. Fortunately, in our town we have lots of places where you can stop and play.

Bonding: The person who walks the dog most regularly is the one who will build the strongest bond with it. We’ll be walking along and I’ll look down at Suki and find that she is looking up at me, smiling. When I smile back, she stops and wants to jump up on me to give me a kiss. It’s like she’s saying, “Aren’t we having fun, Daddy?” And we are.

Socialization: You can’t walk around this town without running into someone you know. You also cannot walk around here without encountering other dogs. Socialization with people and other dogs is an important part of your dog’s early training, and long walks provide plenty of that. Suki is getting better and better at letting other people pass by with their dogs without pulling and barking at them. She is not perfect but she is getting there. Her biggest problem is when someone wants to stop and talk. She will give them about 30 seconds, before she starts barking at them as if to say, “That’s enough, we’ve got some serous walking to do.”

Getting used to scary things: Monday is garbage collection day in our neighborhood. Perhaps nothing is scarier to a skittish 10-month old dog than a noisy garbage truck. Familiarization with scary things is another thing that can be accomplished on regular walks. Yesterday, I let her stop and watch and listen as the cans were lifted into the truck and the garbage was compacted. She didn’t bark once. The next time we encounter a Rumpke truck on our route, she will understand what it is and we can walk right on by. This morning we walked by the barky-dog house and she refused to engage in the bark-a-thon with the two dogs that live there, but she did bark at our neighbor’s dog which was out in the yard. Sometimes the progress is slow. But it’s definitely there.

We walk in the morning and evening. In the morning it’s just me and the dog. In the evening, Amy comes along for a little family time. We are averaging between 90 minutes and two hours a day, sometimes more. One morning Suki and I walked for 90 minutes in the Glen on one of the lesser traveled trails. She loves to help me find the path through the undergrowth. When there’s real work to be done, she has no interest in lollygagging.

-vh

Chamber of Commerce Seminar - Thursday

Small Business Financing
Thursday, August 18; 9-10 am; Bryan Center

The next Chamber meeting will provide great information for anyone wanting to learn about how to finance their business.

Greene County's Sensible Shelter, Inc. will present their Individual Development Account Program for business capitalization in the form of a match program. A personal savings account of $2000, saved over a minimum of six months, can be combined with $4000 from Sensible Shelter for a total of $6000 for business expenses. Program participants also attend free basic financial literacy classes along with free business education through the Small Business Development Center at Wright State University that includes one-on-one business counseling and group classes on how to start a business, how to build a business plan, and more!

Also participating in the seminar will be County Corp, a private non-profit Development Corporation in Southwest Ohio. Representatives will discuss their small business loans from several government programs. This funding can be used to purchase real estate for business expansion; for facility construction, expansion or renovation; to purchase machinery or equipment and for working capital.

Finally, Loan Specialists from WesBanco will discuss the commercial lending market and special programs they have available for small businesses.

We believe this is a very important and timely topic and encourage our members to attend and bring a guest. Please click here to let us know you will be attending.

Take the Library Survey

Dear Patron of the Greene County Public Library –

We want to hear from you! We're busy planning for the future and your opinion is important to us. The way people use the library, access information, and read is rapidly changing with new technology. As the community’s connection to literacy and lifelong learning, we want to ensure that we continue to deliver services that meet the community’s needs.

Please take a few minutes to fill out a survey and tell us what is important to you.


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New mural comes to life in Kieth's Alley

A new mural is being worked on behind The Emporium in Kieth's Alley. Artists are Vesh (pictured) and Rac.

Photo by Susan Gartner

Dance Piazza - Flamenco Dance

With Mariya Tarakanova & Brent Del Bianco

Saturday, August 20 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Art Park, 100 Corry Street

I am very excited to bring authentic, professional Flamenco dance and music to Yellow Springs this Saturday! Please do visit the website of our featured performers, Mariya Tarakanova & Brent Del Bianco (accompanying on the guitar) of Flamencotalk here: http://flamencotalk.com/

Come to an outdoor international dance party!
This event is free to all ages.

Each "Dance Piazza" features a different dance performer, encouraging audience participation through a brief demonstration. This week we'll feature Mariya Tarakanova & Brent Del Bianco of Flamencotalk, who will perform and teach Flamenco Dance from 7pm to 8pm.

From 8-10 pm, I will spin Latin dance tunes (Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton), along with other world dance music including Afro-beat, Bhangra, Middle Eastern, club, old-school R & B and more...

REMAINING DANCE PIAZZA 2011 DATES
All are on Saturdays - performances begin at 7pm:

SEPTEMBER 3 - West African Drum & Dance with BabaaRitah Clark

SEPTEMBER 17 - Appalachian Clogging & Old Time Music with Rick Good (formerly of Rhythm in Shoes) & Friends

More info: 937.430.2505 or juju70@msn.com

~Judith "DJ JuJu" Wolert-Maldonado

Sponsored by Yellow Springs Arts Council, Toxic Beauty Records and J.W.Maldonado

Saturday at Clifton Opera House

Garcia and Scott draw from a deep well of American music traditions. Think of them this way: Dig a hole in the coal-black earth. Toss in a bucket-full of the Allman Brothers and Jimmy Reed, a shovel-full of vintage Merle Haggard and the Everly Brothers, fertilize with a trowel-full of Ella Fitzgerald and Tina Turner and sprinkle on some Latin-infused H-2-O. What bursts forth is a brilliant and bountiful bush filled with the fruit of fresh, flavorful acoustic music. They will be appearing at the Clifton Opera House on Saturday, August 20th at 7:30pm.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New time date for Reggae Street Party

Pato Banton
Sunday, August 21, 3-10 p.m.
Art Park, Corner of Corry and Dayton


PATO BANTON & THE NOW GENERATION on stage at 6 p.m.

Event will include performances from Soul Rebels, Seefari and the Soul Fire Tribe as well as food and vendors. For more information contact Sista Iria at 937.591.6262.



Featuring PATO BANTON & THE NOW GENERATION stopping through on their 50 state tour! A highly entertaining, sincere and spirited show from a LIVING REGGAE LEGEND! Grammy-nominated, International Recording & Touring Artist PATO BANTON is truly one of the most talented performers of any genre. Bring friends, family and associates and BE COMPLETELY UPLIFTED by this POSITIVE REGGAE MINISTER & HIS HEAVENLY BAND OF SINGERS & PLAYERS!

WYSO needs volunteers for concert Sunday

WYSO is looking for a dozen volunteers to help out at their Summer Concert at Riverscape on Sunday, August 21st from 5:30 to 7:00 PM and from 7:00 to 9:30 PM. Volunteer helpers will be stationed at the venue's entrances/exits. If you're available to help, call Sarah at 937.769.1334 or just email sbuckingham@wyso.org.

WYSO's free Community Concert is Sunday, August 21st from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Riverscape MetroPark.

Crazy Joe headlines, with Ricky Nye Inc., and Wheels.

"Hairitage" at Arts Council Gallery Friday

The Yellow Springs Arts Council presents “Hairitage: a Cultural Journey,” an exhibit of drawings and paintings by Central State University Art Instructor Erin Smith. A Third Friday Fling Opening Reception will be held on Friday, August 19, 6-9 p.m. at the YSAC Gallery, 309 Xenia Avenue.


This rich exhibit explores issues pertaining to black culture and history. Themes of the show include adornment and how it is perceived historically and applied to contemporary fashion, and natural disasters and their effect on black culture.


Smith describes her exploration of these poignant issues…“While we may seldom realize or even choose to acknowledge it, each of us have cultural practices that we pull from our ancestors and share amongst one another... History truly does repeat itself, even through the fashioning of our hair, which traditionally represents status and maturity in many ethnic cultures, especially those of African ancestry. Through this series, Hairitage, let us not continue to allow ourselves to forget these values that seem so meaningless to us; these values were created to form bonds with our communities, appreciation amongst our friends, and loyalty to our elders and the traditions they established.”


Extended gallery hours are: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. August 20, August 27, September 3 and September 10. Call 614.323.2784 for more information or to schedule a private viewing. For more information about YSAC, visit www.ysartscouncil.org.

"Leviathans" Steampunk ships sculptor at Super-Fly Comics

Catalyst Game Labs “Leviathans” booth display LARGE scale Steampunk ships, custom-built by local sculptor Behrle Hubbuch, will be on display at Super-Fly Comics and Games, 134 Dayton Street, on Friday, August 19th from 4:30pm until 8:00pm for the Third Friday Fling. The artist will be on hand from 4:30pm until 6:00pm for Q and A.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Call for Submissions

Mock Turtle Zine

Deadline is Tuesday, November 1.

The local, independent Mock Turtle Zine is accepting submissions for its upcoming issue. Submissions must be received by Tuesday, November 1, for consideration.

Mock Turtle Zine is an independent publishing effort undertaken to give artists and authors in Dayton, Ohio, and surrounding areas a vehicle for sharing their work. The zine accepts poetry, song lyrics, fiction and nonfiction as well as black-and-white visual art.

Check the submissions guidelines on the zine’s website, http://mockturtlezine.weebly.com, for specifics about formatting and line/word counts. Please, no previously published work or simultaneous submissions, unless indicated.

Send electronic submissions to mockturtlepress@gmail.com by end of day November 1.

SPECIAL CONTEST: Mock Turtle is partnering with Antioch Writers Workshop to conduct a special poetry contest this summer. The deadline for contest entries is also Tuesday, November 1. We will be accepting up to two poetry submissions per entrant in an adult category and in a teen category. Email info@antiochwritersworkshop.com with scholarship questions. Poetry should be 50 lines or fewer. Two awards will be made in each category and one Best in Show award will be made. Send contest entries to mockturtlepress@gmail.com, with subject line AWW/Mock Turtle Poetry Contest, or to the following address:

AWW/Mock Turtle Poetry Contest
c/o Antioch University Midwest
900 Dayton Street
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387


Bench to Nowhere: Barr None..?

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Middle Eastern Veil Movement this afternoon

Demonstration and Instruction by Laylia

Yellow Springs Senior Center
3:00 p.m.
Monday, August 15 and
Monday, August 29

No dance experience needed. Wear comfortable clothes. All abilities welcome. For info call 767-5751 or write ysscactive@gmail.com.

Friday night at Clifton Opera House

Springfield Banjos N Brass will play the historic Clifton Opera House on Friday, August 19th at 7:30 p.m. This interesting group mixes a blend of traditional jazz forms to provide a wide variety of sounds of the ragtime and early jazz eras. They add several different modes of playing, with they’re various instruments, such as brass, woodwinds, percussion, bass, banjos, vocals, guitars, and Honky Tonk piano. The selection of “Tin Pan Alley” tunes were the Hit Parade numbers of that era, and the lycerists and composers were the elite of that era, making them classic numbers transcending the decades of popular music. Doc Cain and his group are an Opera House favorite. The music is toe-tapping to say the least, and the zest the performers exhibit during the performance makes the show “contagious” to the audience. They have been performing for nearly forty years around western Ohio region and have performed for high level dignitaries. The Clifton Opera House is owned and operated by the Village of Clifton as a fund raiser for the historic building maintenance fund. Call 937.767.2343 for information. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Community theater revivalists meet

Center Stage relaunch party

About 20 theater-oriented people showed up at a party in the garden behind the Yellow Springs Arts Council space last night to lament the demise of Center Stage and brainstorm about reviving community theater in the village. Hosted by local playwright and producer Kay Reimers, the party had all the earmarks of having been a success: attendance, enthusiasm and lots of good ideas.

Taking a just-do-it, wag-the dog approach, Reimers described her concept as "the small potatoes" of theater in the village, noting that a new building for theater would cost in the area of $3 million. Not willing to wait any longer for the Committee on the Center for the Arts to come up with a venue, she has led recent efforts to improve the acoustics in the fellowship hall in the Presbyterian Church and says she is willing to put on plays wherever feasible. Some of the other venues discussed were the old amphitheater behind the Bryan Center and locations on the Antioch College campus.

Reimers recently staged a production of Anton Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard" at the Presbyterian Church as a fundraiser for acoustic improvements that transformed the fellowship hall in ways I could not have imagined. Directed, staged, and performed by local talent, the success of the play has sparked interest in Reimers' idea to revive Center Stage.

As a first event, there will be a 10-minute play festival in the church hall in the end of October. Plays by local playwrights are being solicited and there were sign-up sheets at the party for volunteers in all areas of theater, including actors, so the playwrights will have a pool of talent to draw on in order to produce their 10-minute plays. The deadline for play submissions is September 16. For more information, write to gunchpress@yahoo.com.

There were also sign-up sheets to gauge interest in involvement in the revival of the Center Stage concept. While nothing concrete was resolved, the meeting was a good first step in reviving community theater. Everyone in attendance seemed to agree that, with all the theater people in town, it is surprising that there hasn't been much going on and that now is the time to do something about it.

Interested in getting involved in community theater in Yellow Springs? Call Kay Reimers at 767-8401 or email her at reimers2@msn.com.

-vh

Note: The writer is the organizer of the 10-minute play festival.

Historic barber chair leaves town

Chris Till shot this cell phone picture about 11:00 Saturday morning.

Chris writes:

Longtime Yellow Springs barber Greg Hasser's barber chair and barber sink are loaded in the back of his brother's pickup truck, ready to roll into retirement. In the background, Hasser's barber shop neon sign still glows.

Greg has been the local barber for over 40 years. Among his many civic contributions are marshalling the Yellow Springs July 4th, 1976 Bicentennial parade, which he led dressed as George Washington in a float/boat crossing the Delaware River.

The barber shop is also famed as the location of the 1964 barbershop riots against barber Lou Gegner. Among the many arrested in the riots were former resident Robert Anton Wilson, who became a celebrated author in the 1970s.


Art on the Lawn

Did it seem like Art on the Lawn yesterday was bigger and better than ever before? It sure felt that way to the Blogger, who brought the Blog Dog along for a little socialization. What a perfect day!

Photo by Susan Gartner

Meditation Flash Mob

Sandy King (right) coordinated a "Meditation for World Peace" Flash Mob on Saturday, August 13, at 10:30 a.m. at the corner of Limestone Street and Xenia Avenue. Participants gathered to create an environment for people from all walks of life to come together in meditation.

Photo by Susan Gartner

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Art on the lawn - today

Under the shade trees at Mills Lawn Elementary
Saturday, August 13, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

In many ways, Mozart Dane is your typical artist -- he can only paint when the mood strikes him, prefers to work in his own studio, and requires quiet to be creative. But Mozart, or “Mo” as he is known to his friends, differs from other artists in one important way -- he is a dog.

As the “Featured Artist” in this year’s 28th Annual Art on the Lawn in Yellow Springs, Mo will personally present his abstract masterpieces for sale to the public. All sales will benefit his favorite charity, Harlequin Haven Great Dane Rescue, www.hhdane.org, the group that rescued him, and for whom he has become a dedicated “spokesdog” against puppy mills, pet stores, and homeless dogs. Mozart will join around 100 other juried artists from Ohio and beyond -- jewelers, painters, ceramists, photographers, fabric artists, woodworkers, metalworkers, calligraphers, and more -- under the shade trees of Mills Lawn Elementary, in the heart of beautiful Yellow Springs. Mo’s paintings, along with artwork from human artists, will also be featured in Village Artisan’s “Dog Daze of Summer” show for the entire month of August. The public is invited to a reception during the village-wide Third Friday Fling in the Springs, Friday, August 19, 6-9 p.m. (Mo will try to attend, but is not sure of his schedule.) Village Artisans is located at 100 Corry Street (corner of Dayton and Corry Streets), Yellow Springs.

To view some of Mo’s paintings and read more about him and his causes, go to www.hhdane.org/mozart. To learn more about Village Artisans, go to www.shopvillageartisans.com or visit us on Facebook.

Centerstage Relaunch Party Tonight

Come find out about the 10-Minute Play Festival
and more...

Everyone interested in the revival of the Centerstage Community Theater is invited to attend a relaunch party. The event will take place at the Yellow Springs Art Space on Xenia Ave on August 13th, (Saturday) 7:00 to 9:00. Light refreshments and drinks will be served.

Please bring your ideas, favorite plays to consider, skills and enthusiasm. The new Centerstage will not be located at the old location, so this event is to reconnect and find projects that can fit in the community with what is here.

Those interested in participating in a 10-minute play festival this fall are urged to attend.

Any questions call Kay Reimers at 767-8401 or reimers2@msn.com.