Saturday, March 31, 2012

Chicken sighting

Around 1 p.m. today, I spotted a large gray and white chicken running loose on the Antioch golf course, by the corner of Allen St. and President St. I had my dog with me, so I couldn't catch it. I tried to drive it back toward the Antioch farm, but it took a sharp left into the Scott's yard.

Yellow Springs Community Dance Concert

Last performance

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Saturday, March 31 at 8:00pm
Doors open at 7:30pm

Antioch South Gym Performance Space
Tickets available at the door
Tickets: $8 Adults/$5 Students and Seniors
Antioch College
Antioch South Gym Performance Space
795 Livermore, Yellow Springs
Corner of Livermore and Marshall Streets

Come celebrate the artistry of dance and choreography at the Yellow Springs Annual Community Dance Concert!

Choreographers participating this year

Tricia Gelmini
Valerie Blackwell-Truitt
Ali Thomas
Miriam Eckenrode
Egyptian Breeze Belly Dancers
Victoria Walters
Greta Hill
Emma Holman-Smith
Jade Turner
Acala Cresci
Savannah Amos
Amanda Hanisch
Anna McClure
Jennifer Johnson

"Arctic Son" at the Little Art, Sunday

New Film Series Announced

The Little Art Theatre is proud to announce a new film series devoted to the issues, stories, and environmental challenges we, and our planet, face. The Environmental Film Series will showcase six premiere documentary films dealing with subjects as diverse as sustainable agriculture and the commercial meat industry, to patenting the world’s food supply, to the power of wind and one person, the challenges of living directly off the land, and the startling beauty of Earth.

Arctic Son (150 min.), Sunday, April 1st 3:00 PM. Admission: $6.00.
Director, Tom Irons.

In the spring of 1992 author Jeanie Aspen, daughter of Alaskan adventurers Constance and Bud Helmericks, set out with her husband, Tom, their 6-year-old son, Luke, and friend Laurie, for fourteen months alone in Alaska’s remote Brooks Range. Flown into the wilderness, the four strive to gain a foothold before winter reclaims the land, a hundred miles from the nearest other people. The following summer they face a perilous 600-mile downriver canoe journey back to the world they left behind. Tom Irons himself will be present for the screening and to answer Q&A afterwards. Don’t miss this special film and a chance to speak with Tom about their experiences and what has transpired since their adventure.

Little Art Theatre
247 Xenia Avenue
Yellow Springs

ENVIRONMENTAL FILM SERIES

Friday, March 30, 2012

Shelley Colbert Memorial and Website

You may read and leave remembrances of Shelley Colbert in the guestbook at the Caring Bridge website. There will be a memorial service at the Antioch College Amphitheater on Sunday, April 1 at 1:30 p.m.

YS Kids Playhouse Summer Program

For the 2012 Summer Season the YSKP will present Mo’s Night at the Opera. This new original musical is a “mash-up” of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with the Marx Brother’s A Night at the Opera. Written and directed by John Fleming with Musical Director Neal Kirkwood, this zany new musical follows a tangle of relationships both on and off stage during the presentation of an opera. The fancifully costumed production will feature live music and period dance. Performances of Mo’s Night at the Opera will take place from July 12 – 22 in the Antioch Amphitheater. A special performance on July 20 will take place in downtown Yellow Springs as part of the annual Dayton St. Cirque Carnival.

As part of the 2012 Season the YSKP will partner with James Johnston and the Yellow Springs Community Chorus to present musical and informative events exploring the music and life of W.A. Mozart, the Commedia Delle Arte and other related subjects. The production will be presented in conjunction with the YS Arts Council’s Yellow Springs Experience series. Information about Yellow Springs Experience events can be found at: http://www.yellow-springs-experience.org/

Participants in Mo’s Night at the Opera will take part in the 2012 Summer Performing Arts Immersions, a theater, dance, pantomime and musical training from June 11 – July 22. Additional Immersions also include Orchestra and Technical Theater. This year’s Immersions will focus on key performing styles integral to the production including polyphonic jazz singing, pantomime, and the Minuet and Tarantella period dance styles. Auditions for the 2012 Summer Performing Arts Immersion will take place May 26 at The Playhouse, 910 Corry Street in Yellow Springs.

The Summer Arts Immersion will include Acting 1 for grades 4 + 5 and Acting 2 for grades 6 +. Participants in both levels will perform in Mo’s Night at the Opera in the Antioch Amphitheater. Participation fee for the YSKP Immersion program is $150.

Mozart’s Night at the Opera is the culminating work of the YSKP’s Musical Moments series. This trilogy of original productions has included The Cotton Club (July 2011) and The New Bremen Town Musicians (December 2011).

The YSKP will offer 4 weeks of Creative Arts Camp, directed by Jill Becker, for youth entering grades 1 – 3. The one week camps, beginning on June 11 + 18 and July 9 + 16, will introduce youth to a fun filled week of theater, dance singing, art, mask making and storytelling. Each day includes focused projects for children to explore the various art forms while bringing their own creative ideas to life. Campers will share their original “productions” to friends and family members. Participation fee for the Creative Arts Camps is $100 per week.

Kindermusik 1 + 2 classes for ages 18months – 5 years will take place August 13-17. The $65 fee includes materials.

Destination YS


March 30 and Beyond

Arts & Culture

Antioch College Herndon Gallery
Zachary Cahill "The Orphanage Project 2012" through 4/18, 1-4p

Emporium Wines 233 Xenia Ave.
The work of photographer Kevin Miyazaki, through 3/31

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery 405 Corry St.
Russ Shaw's "Birdsong Hill: low relief wood images" through 4/29

Glen House Art 1221 Glen Rd.
The African Sculpture Collection of Glen Owen through 4/11

John Bryan Community Pottery Gallery 100 Dayton St. (rear)
Artist in Residence Geno Luketic "New Works"; Sa & Su 12-4p

Spirited Goat Coffee House 118 Dayton St.
The Works of Claire B

Village Artisans 100 Corry St.
Sue Brezine's "March Mindfulness", through 3/31

Winds Cafe 215 Xenia Ave.
Libby Rudolf & Jennifer O' Brien Watercolors

Women's Voices Out Loud 100 Dayton St.
2nd Floor of the John Bryan Community Center, through 3/31

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Nature & Recreation

Glen Helen Nature Preserve 405 Corry St.
South Glen Restoration Project - 3/31, 10a-12p; email
Wildflower ID Hike - Sunday 4/1, 1-3p; Trailside Museum
Snake Naming Contest-Sa, 9a-3p; Su, 9a-1p thru 4/6; Trailside Museum

Entertainment

Peach's Grill
104 Xenia Ave.
Food, Drink & Fun

Open Daily, 11:30-2:30a
Music Starts at 10 ($5 Cover)
Friday, The Midwest Revival
Saturday, Tracy Walker
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Emporium Wines
233 Xenia Ave.
Wine Tasting/Live Music
Every Friday at 6:30p

3/30 - Noodle Factory

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Little Art Theatre
247 Xenia Ave.
A Separation
Academy Award - Best Foreign Language

The World According to
Monsanto - 3/31, 3p Free (donations welcomed)

4/1, 3p Arctic Son

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Good Luck, John!



Video by Joanne Caputo

Friday night at the Underdog

The Noodle Factory is playing at the Underdog Cafe (the Emporium http://www.emporiumwines.com/ ) in downtown Yellow Springs this Friday the 30th from 7-10.

As always at the Underdog Cafe, it is free and there will be wine tasting.

We play energetic guitar centric rock. You'll hear originals, old classics and some newer ones.

The Noodle Factory is: Brandon Semler, Rick Sanders, Matt Denman, and Natile Sanders.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Saturday night at Clifton Opera House

Clifton Opera House hosts the New Carlisle based "Boston Boy" Bluegrass band on Saturday, March 31st at 7:30pm. The Boys return to Clifton!

Boston Boy was founded when a group of "like minded" musicians got together to "jam". They started taking note of the skills, talents and playing styles of one another and the love of traditional style bluegrass, and "Boston Boy" was formed. The name of the band comes from the line in the late, great Bill Monroe's song "Uncle Pen".

Box office opens at 6:30pm. The Clifton Opera House is located at 5 So. Clay Street. Call 937.767.2343 for advance ticket information or visit the website www.villageofclifton.com.

Yellow Springs eARTh Day Experience Weekend

April 20-22

Yellow Springs Arts Council and Glen Helen Nature Preserve invite you to Experience Earth Day in Yellow Springs, April 20-22, with a weekend full of educational, cultural and environmental events.

Enjoy a Friday night Art Stroll on April 20th with opening receptions at several galleries, including a “Yellow Springs Photographic Survey” at the new Arts Council Gallery , and “Leading Edge Ceramic Educators in the Miami Valley ” at the John Bryan Community Pottery Studio. The Emporium will host a wine tasting with a live band, and Yellow Springs High School performs “Grease the Musical” at 8pm (repeating on Saturday).

Saturday, April 21st kicks off with more than half a dozen events at Glen Helen, including an exhilarating Kids Fun Run at 10am and 5K Run/Walk at 11am. Families can “Design a Kite and Go Fly It” at the First Presbyterian Church at 10am. Free dogwood saplings will be available at 1pm from the Tree Committee at The Corner Cone while supplies last. Visit the John Bryan Community Pottery Studio for the celebratory lighting of their Manabigama Wood Kiln at 2pm and watch as the kiln heats to 2400 degrees F throughout the night. Tour and volunteer at the Antioch Farm near the amphitheater from 3-5pm.

To highlight the weekend, Sister Moon Events (coordinators of Cirque Carnivale) will present the YS Live eARTh Music Festival Saturday from 5pm to midnight in the Glen Helen Building at 405 Corry Street . Enjoy local bands, a fire performance by Yellow Springs’ own Soul Fire Tribe, and live painting by artists Pierre Nagley and Greg Stump. Tickets are $10 at the door or at Spirited Goat Coffeehouse. Visit: http://ysearthdaymusicfest.weebly.com/. Also on-hand will be local craft vendors, food, beer and non-alcoholic beverages.

Sunday, April 22nd features a Wildflower Hike starting at 1pm at the Trailside Museum . At 2pm, tour the Raptor Center and enjoy a special program with resident raptors. There may even be a Hawk Release! For more information about all events happening in the Glen, visit www.glenhelen.org.

For more information about all Yellow Springs eARTh Day Experience Weekend events, visit: http://www.yellow-springs-experience.org/

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Help Wanted: 2 part-time jobs

John Bryan Community Pottery, Yellow Springs, OH, is seeking applicants to fill two part-time positions beginning June 1, 2012. Two-year commitment requested.

Director: Strong communication skills, organizational ability and financial knowledge are required. Experience in business and ceramics/pottery valued. 15 hours per week expected. Benefits include salary, studio space, monthly credit applied to firings/clay, as well as teaching and selling opportunities.

Studio Tech: Must have an understanding of all aspects of pottery. Under Director’s leadership, will maintain studio, fire electric and reduction kilns, mix glazes and recycle clay. 10 hours per week expected. Benefits include salary, studio space, monthly credit applied to firings/clay, as well as teaching and selling opportunities.

Visit www.communitypottery.com/position for more information. Send resume and cover letter regarding specific position(s) by April 15, 2012 to JBCP, 100 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387 or email jbcppositions@gmail.com.

Friday night at Clifton Opera House

On Friday, March 30th the Reminisce band will take the state at 7:30pm. Reminisce is a seven member band from Springfield who enjoy playing all types of music. Be prepared to do some toe tapping and sing alongs as they bring back some old favorites. Reminisce plays oldies from the 50's, 60's, 70's, and more, with a mix of soft rock, country, and Beatles.

Members of the band include: Robert Marcum-drums, Scott Ground-bass, John Lippolis- lead guitar, Dave Waugh-rhythm guitar and vocals,Debbie Baker-vocals and guitar, Mindy Rigel-vocals and Taffy Waugh-vocals.

The box office opens at 6:30pm. The Clifton Opera House is located at 5 So. Clay Street, Clifton. Call 937.767.2343 for more information.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Bench to Nowhere: Cover Your Eyes Pt. II

A Cool Town Toon

The Blog's Chief Cartoonist felt compelled to deliver this week's cartoon in a plain brown wrapper. Caution: Contains adult oriented content, not for minors (under 18) or the squeamish. Click here to lift the veil of propriety.

AWW/DDN Short Story Contest

Calling all greater Dayton, Ohio area writers: enter the Antioch Writers' Workshop/Dayton Daily News short story contest! Best in show winner receives scholarship (covering registration and tuition fees) to attend Antioch Writers' Workshop this summer; first place winners receive scholarships covering registration fees! Click here for more details.

Local attorney questions telcom deregulation

Local lawyer Ellis Jacobs, an attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Dayton, told reporters from the Dayton Daily News and WHIO-TV that any action on SB 271, a bill that would allow phone companies to pull landline phone service from Ohio, is premature until a thorough study of the telecommunications overhaul is completed.

“For phone companies to come back this quickly and demand changes this dramatic — that have such a negative impact — is just wrong,” Jacobs said.

Dayton Daily News: Bill could eliminate landline service

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Back Story: Let's get naked!

Have you ever thought about why we humans wear clothes? You probably have. In my case, it usually comes when I catch my dog watching me get dressed. I wonder what she thinks; if she realizes that this is something I do that she doesn't. I know she understands that what is about to happen to her is often connected to what I am wearing. If I put on my coat, she knows we are going out. If Amy and I both get dressed up, she knows that we are probably going somewhere without her.

But seriously, why do we wear clothes? This time the question is not prompted by my dog, but by the controversy over the current art exhibit at the Bryan Center. To put it succinctly, if we all walked around naked, the Interim Village Manager and her staff probably wouldn't have a problem with the art that is on display on their turf. If the pieces were hung in a nudist colony, it would be about as ho-hum as water colors in the Senior Center.

The easy answer, albeit it seasonal one, is that we wear clothes to keep us warm. That is true for about half the year. What about the other half..? I can tell you at this stage of my life, I cover up my body because I am fat and out of shape. When I was 36 years old I ran the New York City Marathon in 3:42:54. I weighed 136 lbs., the same as when I wrestled in high school. Would I have gone naked back in those days? Not unless everyone else did.

I think I just hit on something... Not unless everyone else did... Somewhere in our history, in the timeline of human development, once the weather started getting warm, somebody decided not to shed their animal pelts. Was it a cavewoman who was tired of being ogled by horny cavemen? More likely, it was her husband who decided she needed to cover up. Then she said, "What about you..?" Soon everybody was keeping up with the Joneses.

So forget about where we draw the line with censorship. We will never agree and, no doubt, even if we do, our community standards would offend the folks in Cedarville, Xenia and Springfield who often grace us with their tourist dollars. Let's all just get naked! Come on, the weather's getting nice! I will, if you do. The Chamber of Commerce should embrace this idea. Imagine the crowds that would flock to the village to see us.

-vh

Yellow Springs Community Dance Concert

Friday & Saturday, March 30 & 31 at 8:00pm
Doors open at 7:30pm
Antioch South Gym Performance Space
Tickets available at the door

Tickets: $8 Adults/$5 Students and Seniors

Antioch College
Antioch South Gym Performance Space
795 Livermore, Yellow Springs
Corner of Livermore and Marshall Streets

Come celebrate the artistry of dance and choreography at the Yellow Springs Annual Community Dance Concert!

Choreographers participating this year

Tricia Gelmini
Valerie Blackwell-Truitt
Ali Thomas
Miriam Eckenrode
Egyptian Breeze Belly Dancers
Victoria Walters
Greta Hill
Emma Holman-Smith
Jade Turner
Acala Cresci
Savannah Amos
Amanda Hanisch
Anna McClure
Jennifer Johnson

Friday, March 23, 2012

Rocky & Pee Wee: Cover your eyes!

On Monday, Village Council passed a motion 5-0 that after the current art exhibit is removed that another exhibit not be installed in the Bryan Center until Council has a discussion of policies for art in public spaces.

Destination YS

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Winter Farmers Market Closed

The Winter Market located in the Methodist Church is closed for this season. The warm weather is enticing vendors to set up in the Kings Yard parking lot or at the Corner Cone. Thanks to our weekly shoppers for helping us make the market a success again this year - you might remember that the very first market day 3 years ago featured 4 vendors - this year we had as many as 15 set up for the market. We plan to be back again next year. Support local foods....

Winter Market Committee

Magnolias

Early this year by about 3-4 weeks, without those heavy April showers, the blossoms are hanging on longer than usual.

Free CPR training at MTFR

Tonight (3/22)

Miami Township Fire-Rescue will be holding an American Heart Association HeartSaver CPR/AED course at the fire station on Thursday, February 23rd. This course is designed for the general public and teaches adult & child CPR as well as the use of an AED.

For more information or to register visit www.mtfr.org/aha_courses.html.

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn a lifesaving skill that can really make a difference!

Heartsaver CPR AED covers the skills need to provide CPR to an adult and utilize an AED. The course is designed for the layperson who is not a professional healthcare provider. Optionally students may learn child and infant CPR. At the end of a successfully completed course, you will receive an American Heart Association course completion card that is valid for 2 years.

Upcoming trainings:

Thursday, February 23 at 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 8 at 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 22 at 5 p.m.

Seeds, Soup, Bread and Community

Come to a seed exchange, and share a bowl of chicken soup and no-knead bread, along with a no-knead demonstration. Saturday, March 24, 1 pm, upstairs at the John Bryan Center. You are welcome, but not required, to bring any type of seeds, for the exchange. This workshop sponsored by New Liberty Farms. MUST register and RSVP. Please call Beth at 768-7240.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Dulcimers and Banjos at Clifton Opera House

Mad River Valley Dulcimers, Fri. night
Banjorama, Saturday Afternoon


The Mad River Valley Dulcimer Society will return to Clifton on Friday, March 23rd. The show starts at 7:30pm, box office opens at 6:30pm.

The Mad River Valley Dulcimer Society has released its first album, Songs from the Valley, including 17 songs featuring fiddle, Celtic, gospel and folks songs. The compact disc is available for a suggested $10 donation at Court House Square, 117 W. Columbus St., and Worth Repeating Too, 1650 S. Main St. Bellfountaine, OH. Cd's will also be available during the show.

The Clifton Opera House is owned and operated by the Village of Clifton. Suggested door donation $7.00.

Banjorama - Saturday afternoon:

We are pleased to announce that on Saturday, March 24th the annual Mid Winter BanjoRama jam comes to Clifton Opera House. The doors open at 12pm, and the show starts at 1pm. Come out and meet banjo players from all over the country, they will be on stage for this traditional favorite event. The opera house is located at 5 So Clay Street, Clifton 45316.

And don't forget Front Porch Revival will be performing Saturday night, March 24th. (See post below)

At the Library, Saturday, March 24

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Saturday night at Clifton Opera House

Front Porch Revival

Front Porch Revival will be performing on Saturday, March 24th at the Clifton Opera House. Their show starts at 7:30pm, it will be the first of what we hope will be many performances in Clifton. This Columbus based duo has been performing traditional street blues all over Ohio.

Noah Shull has been playing Blues music professionally for nearly 20 years, and has been blessed enough to have studied with some wonderful musicians throughout his years of musical development, to name a few, Jorma Kaukonen(Hot Tuna/Jefferson Airplane); G.E. Smith(Hall & Oats/SNL); Jimi Vincent(Stallion); and Chuck Day(Mommas & the Pappas/Johnny Rivers Band) During a stint on the west coast in late 2005-early 2007 Noah was playing in and around the San Francisco Bay area, Marin County, California.

Steve Frye has seen and done just about everything a man can see and do in one lifetime, and he's boiled all that experience down to an incredibly insightful and rhythmic blend of New Orleans/Mississippi Delta soul and funky washboard rhythm. "Teamed together, Noah and Steve bring a unique blend of incredibly moving and beautiful blues music, and a wealth of knowledge of the American blues music catalog." - Tom Noonen, Vino Where You Live

They hope to entertain your hearts and souls with music. Box office opens at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm. The Clifton Opera House is located at 5 So Clay Street, Clifton. Call 937.767.2343 for more information or visit www.cliftonoperahouse.com.

New Series at Little Art

Environmental Film Series Announced

The Little Art Theatre is proud to announce a new film series devoted to the issues, stories, and environmental challenges we, and our planet, face. Beginning this month, The Environmental Film Series, will showcase six premiere documentary films dealing with subjects as diverse as sustainable agriculture and the commercial meat industry, to patenting the world’s food supply, to the power of wind and one person, the challenges of living directly off the land, and the startling beauty of Earth.

The series opens at 4:00 PM, March 24th with American Meat (85min.), a solutions-oriented, macroscopic documentary surveying the current state of the U.S. meat industry. The film documents the arrival of the current state of industrial meat production. Feedlots, confinement houses, and the plight of cattle are filmed, not through hidden cameras, but through the eyes of the farmers who live and work with these animals. From this perspective, the documentary then reveals the current revolution developing in animal husbandry, led by the charismatic and passionate Joel Salatin. With his lead, farmers across the country have changed their lives to start grass-based farms, and American Meat highlights every day, tangible solutions people can take to change our nation’s agricultural footprint. We are pleased to have Director Graham Meriwether on hand to lead a question and answer session at the end of the film. American Meat is free and open to all.

A short of list upcoming films completing the series includes:

The World According to Monsanto (109 min.), Saturday, March 31st, 3:00 PM, Admission: free. Director: Marie-Monique Robin
Monsanto’s controversial past combines some of the most toxic products ever sold with misleading reports, pressure tactics, collusion, and attempted corruption. They now race to genetically engineer (and patent) the world’s food supply. This widely praised film exposes why Monsanto has become the world’s poster child for malignant corporate influence in government and technology.

Arctic Son (150 min.), Sunday, April 1st 3:00 PM. Admission: $6.00.
Director: Tom Irons
In the spring of 1992 author Jeanie Aspen, daughter of Alaskan adventurers Constance and Bud Helmericks, set out with her husband, Tom, their 6-year-old son, Luke, and friend Laurie, for fourteen months alone in Alaska’s remote Brooks Range. Flown into the wilderness, the four strive to gain a foothold before winter reclaims the land, a hundred miles from the nearest other people. The following summer they face a perilous 600-mile downriver canoe journey back to the world they left behind. Tom Irons himself will be present for the screening and to answer Q&A afterwards. Don’t miss this special film and a chance to speak with Tom about their experiences and what has transpired since their adventure.

Windfall (83 min.), Saturday, April7, 4:00 PM. Admission: Free.
Director: Laura Israel
Wind power… it’s sustainable … it burns no fossil fuels…it produces no air pollution. What’s more, it cuts down dependency on foreign oil. But there is also a dark side of wind energy development and the potential for highly profitable financial scams. Windfall invites thoughtful discussion rather than agenda driven pronouncements and opens real discussion as to the promise of wind power and its shortcomings. The film has garnered accolades from film critics across the nation: "CRITIC'S PICK! Urgent, informative and artfully assembled. The film's implications are clear: The quest for energy independence comes with caveats. Energy companies remain eager to plunder nature's bounty in pursuit of profit." - Andrew Webster, The New York Times.

Force of Nature (93 min.) Sunday, April 15th, 7:00 PM. Standard Admission: ($7.50 Adults; $6:50 Seniors and Children)
Director: Sturla Gunnarsson
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. David Suzuki will be at the Little Art to lead a 30-minute Q & A session immediately after the screening. Mr. Suzuki is a leading environmentalist, author and speaker. For many years he hosted a Canadian Television program, "The Nature of Things" and has authored more than forty books. He is the founder and chair of The David Suzuki Foundation (http://www.davidsuzuki.org/). The documentary explores, in gorgeous color and sweeping camerawork, the life and times of this brilliant keeper of the environmental flame. Suzuki, at the outset, mounts the stage for the lecture like a tiny Asian Steve Jobs, not there to present a new device, but to glorify the basics of the human species.

Home (118 min.), Sunday, April 22, 4:00 PM. Admission: Free.
A film by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, narrated by Glenn Close.
Through utterly visually stunning footage from over fifty countries, all shot from an aerial perspective, Yann Arthus–Bertrand shows us a view most of us have never seen. He shares with us his sense of awe about our planet and his concern for its health. With this film, Arthus-Bertrand hopes to provide a stepping-stone to further the call to action to take care of our Home. Home is the first film to exclusive use aerial footage. The film marks artist-activist Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s feature film directorial debut.


The Little Art offers a full concession bar, wine and beer, and accepts donations for films offered free of charge. Please visit the Special Events tab on our website at littleart.com and join us for our new series.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Lisa Hunt's feeling groovy

Antioch University Names New Chancellor

In a unanimous decision, the Antioch University Board of Governors has appointed Ms. Felice Nudelman as the university’s 5th chancellor, effective July 1.

Felice Nudelman is the Executive Director of Education for The New York Times Company where she is responsible for developing and overseeing education initiatives, including The New York Times Knowledge Network. She has helped lead the strategic thinking and implementation of their national and international education programs. She also led the development of a business model in e-Learning that includes collaboration with colleges and universities to create and deliver on-line courses. “I understand the importance of executing at the highest standards while maintaining the ability to be agile,” she said, adding “I am extremely delighted to have the opportunity to serve this national university as an innovative and collaborative leader.”

Antioch’s long-standing commitment to social justice and the common good resonated with Ms. Nudelman, who has a deep appreciation for the quality of education Antioch University provides its adult learners, both inside and outside the classroom. “I am thrilled to join a community that has such exceptional faculty and academic programs like the PhD in Leadership and Change, and I am honored to serve Antioch during this next phase of development,” said Nudelman.

Before joining The New York Times, Ms. Nudelman served as executive director for Pace University’s School of Education, receiving Pace’s Outstanding Contribution award for her work. In her work with faculty, students, and administration at Bloomfield College, Ms. Nudelman’s leadership as associate dean of academic affairs led to increased focus on student-centered services and faculty support, gaining Bloomfield a national award in the area of academic advising.

“We were looking for a leader who not only will build on what is here, but a leader who is innovative and can make the good ideas come to life quickly to benefit the entire institution. Ms. Nudelman is known for her significant experience in national and international initiatives and excellent relationship-building skills,” said Lawrence Stone, Ph.D., chair of the Board of Governors. “The board is ecstatic that she has agreed to make this commitment to lead Antioch University to a position of strength and vitality.”

Known for her significant experience in national and international initiatives and excellent relationship-building skills, Nudelman described her vision for Antioch University as one in which “the institution develops its concepts to drive growth across the entire system. Antioch is in the process of identifying new opportunities that will advance the institution in a variety of ways. This is a very exciting time.”

In 2007, she led the creation of The New York Times Knowledge Network, a service that works collaboratively with colleges and universities in the design and delivery of e-learning courses and certificates. An innovative partnership, the Network worked successfully with the Texas Education Agency to launch Project Share in 2010. Project Share is a learning community initiative which offers professional development programming to the 400,000 teachers and four million K-12 students across Texas (www.projectsharetexas.com).

Mr. Art Zucker and Dr. Charlotte Roberts, members of the Board of Governors and co-chairs of the search committee, expressed their excitement with the outcome of the committee’s work.

“I am extremely proud of the process we followed. It was inclusive and collaborative, garnering input through various forums from the faculty, administration, staff, and our boards,” said Zucker, who also serves as the board’s vice chair. “Felice is clearly a creative thinker with proven strategic, organizational, and interpersonal skills.”

“We had a truly impressive pool of candidates in this search, and all of us feel a deep sense of satisfaction with the outcome,” said Roberts, president of an executive consulting firm whose work in systems and leadership extends to boards. “With representatives from all sectors of the University present around the table, we collaborated with one goal in mind and that was to select a leader who will take this institution to the next level and beyond. Ms. Nudelman’s track record for identifying opportunities and mentoring teams for successful implementation align perfectly with the challenges Antioch University faces.”

In 2003, Nudelman partnered with The American Association of State Colleges and Universities to launch the American Democracy Project, a multi-campus initiative involving more than 240 institutions focused on higher education’s role in preparing the next generation of informed, engaged citizens for our democracy (http://www.aascu.org/programs/ADP/).

She has brought her insights and wisdom to her service on the Board of Trustees for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), and as a board member of Epsilen LLC, the Education Writers Association, NYU-Poly Enterprise Learning Board, and SXSWedu Advisory Council. She is also a member of the College Board Innovation Advisory Board, has served on the University of North Texas Board of Visitors, and was Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors for The National Teachers Hall of Fame.

An alumna of the 1995 Harvard Management Development Program, Ms. Nudelman obtained her B.A. in Fine Arts and Philosophy from Allegheny College, and her M.F.A. from the Pratt Institute.

Ms. Nudelman succeeds Dr. Tullisse Murdock, who announced her retirement last November effective June 30, 2012, after 15 years with the University – 8 as President of AU Seattle and 7 as University Chancellor. “I’ve known Felice since we served on the CAEL Board together, and could not be more pleased with the Board’s selection of her as the next chancellor. Felice’s enthusiasm for Antioch’s core values – excellence in teaching and learning, nurturing student achievement, supporting scholarship and service, a commitment to social engagement, and building and serving inclusive communities – will serve the system well. This University is in good hands.”

A native of New Jersey, Ms. Nudelman will make her new home in southwest Ohio.

Coming soon to a cornfield near you

"The World According To Monsanto" will be coming to the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs as part of The Community Presents Series. It will be shown on Saturday March 31 at 3 PM.

Admission is free, however donations are strongly recommended to support our gem of a theatre in YS. This is not a film to be missed. You will realize why this information has been under many people's radar, and why 50 nations in the world require mandatory Genetically Modified food labeling while we in the US appear to be asleep at the wheel of a vary fast moving train.

This movie is intended to help wake us up from this slumber. We will be sharing resources and information after the movie of steps we can take in very simple ways to slam on the brakes!

http://films.nfb.ca/monsanto/onepager-monsanto.pdf

Sunday, March 18, 2012

"A Dangerous Method" - film and discussion

Free post-film discussion with guest speaker

A post-film discussion led by Jungian psychoanalyst Richard J. Sweeney, Ph.D. will be held at the Little Art Theatre on Friday, March 23rd at 9:00 PM following the 7:00 screening of David Cronenberg’s "A Dangerous Method."

Movie: $7.50; Discussion: Free – Donations Appreciated

Drawn from true-life events, "A Dangerous Method" takes a glimpse into the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein, the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Into the mix comes Otto Gross a free-thinker who encourages Jung to cross therapist-patient boundaries. This exploration of sensuality, ambition and deceit sets the scene for the pivotal moment when Jung, Freud and Sabina come together and split apart, forever changing the face of modern thought.

Dr. Sweeney is a Jungian psychoanalyst and licensed professional clinical counselor practicing in Columbus and Cincinnati. He holds a doctorate in psychology and religion from The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, and a diploma in analytical psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich, where he serves as a member of its international faculty wing. Those who have already seen the movie may attend the discussion. The Little Art invites such persons to look for a donation box in the lobby, contributing what they wish to the non-profit theatre.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

WYSO Fund Drive

Special Programming on Sunday, March 18th

Tune to WYSO on Sunday, March 18th for special programming from 2 to 5pm. In a show we like to call All Hands on Deck, we'll celebrate local programming on WYSO: news, music Community Voice and more. You'll hear WYSO staff and volunteer hosts alongside special guests including the Eleventh Hour singing group from Kettering Fairmont High School.

Volunteers needed for tonight

WYSO is looking for a few volunteers to answer phones tonight from 8pm to midnight. Show your support for bluegrass on WYSO by helping us tonight during the spring membership drive.

If you're available to answer phones tonight from 8pm to midnight, simply reply to sbuckingham@wyso.org.

Many thanks!


WYSO 91.3FM
WYSO Public Radio

Chamber Music at the Little Art

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Boys Night

An evening of dialogue and engagement

Boys Night will take place on Friday March 23 at YSHS from 7:00-10:00 p.m. All young men in grades 7-12 are invited to attend this evening of dialogue and engagement that will focus on a variety of topics pertaining to decision making skills, social skills, self-identity, and peer pressure. A number of local professionals will be in attendance at this event that is being sponsored by the YS Schools, Human Relations Commission of YS, Village Mediation Program of YS and the 365 Project. Food will be provided. Contact Principal Tim Krier at YSHS for more details.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Update on pet treats from China

Dogs are getting sick - many dying

Holly Rudawski McCutcheon of Springfield, whom I mentioned yesterday as one of the folks who turned me onto the Chinese dog treat issue, was recently interviewed by ABC News. The article appeared on their Website today.

ABC News: Toxic Treats from China Killing US Dogs, say Pet Owners

Original Post: Warning for Dog Owners

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More Weekend Fling Events

Women's Voices Out Loud 100 Dayton St.
An evening of Performances; 3/17, 7p

Antioch College Various locations on campus
Ann Filemyr Poetry Reading; 3/15, 7p; Olive Kettering Library
Harlem Quartet Performance; 3/17, 7:30p; Herndon Gallery

McKinney School Chili Cook-Off YS High, 420 E. Enon
Enjoy a great chili dinner and help pick the winner; 5-6:30p

Chamber Music Yellow Springs 314 Xenia Ave.
Harlem Quartet Performance; 3/18, 7:30p

Tecumseh Land Trust 5531 Far Hills Ave. Dayton
A Premiere for Preservation; Meadowlark Restaurant; 3/19, 6-9p

Arts & Culture

Yellow Springs Banner Festival Xenia, Corry & Dayton St.
See the beautiful banners around town all made by local artists.

Emporium Wines 233 Xenia Ave.
The work of photographer Kevin Miyazaki, through 3/31

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery 405 Corry St.
Russ Shaw's "Birdsong Hill: low relief wood images" through 4/29

Glen House Art 1221 Glen Rd.
The African Sculpture Collection of Glen Owen through 4/11

John Bryan Community Pottery Gallery 100 Dayton St. (rear)
Geno Luketic "New Works"; Sa & Su 12-4p

Spirited Goat Coffee House 118 Dayton St.
The Works of Claire B

Village Artisans 100 Corry St.
Sue Brezine's "March Mindfulness" exhibit through 3/31
Reception Friday, March 16; 6-9p

Winds Cafe 215 Xenia Ave.
Libby Rudolf & Jennifer Berman Watercolors

Women's Voices Out Loud 100 Dayton St.
2nd Floor of the John Bryan Community Center, March 1-31

Nature & Recreation

Glen Helen Nature Preserve 405 Corry St.
St. Patty's Mustard Pull - 3/17, 9a-1p; Glen Helen Bldg Auditorium;
tools, training & pizza provided.

Wildflower ID Hike - Sunday 3/18, 1-3p; Trailside Museum
Name the Snake - Open Sa 9a-3p, Su 9a-1p; Trailside Museum

Thursday, March 15, 2012

This Saturday at Antioch College

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Tree work on the South End

Local company Arbor-Care of Ohio has the contract to trim tree limbs away from the village's electric wires. That's Derek Willis in the bucket, trimming the black walnut in my backyard.

St. Patrick Matinee at Clifton Opera House

Friday afternoon, March 16

On Friday afternoon, March 16th an Opera House favorite will take the stage. Glen Parks Banjo Entertainment will be bringing his charming stories and music to Clifton for our special St Patrick's Day Afternoon Matinee, the show starts at 1:30pm. Glen provides a treasure trove of entertainment with his funny jokes and banjo music. Everyone is Irish on Friday afternoon! Banjo music is happy music, join us! The box office opens at 12pm. Suggested door donation $5.00. www.cliftonoperahouse.com

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Warning for dog owners

Dog treats manufactured in China

Anyone who follows my "Back Story" column on this blog is surely aware that my dog has been sick on-and-off for the past couple months. It started with her ingestion of a black walnut that she picked up in our backyard - and I still believe to this day that the naughty nut was the cause of her original illness. But since then she has been getting ill with similar but not exact symptoms every two weeks or so. I can assure you she has not eaten any more of the poisonous fruit. We did, however, suspect that she has been eating other nasty objects she has managed to sneak by us.

As it turns out, we may have been feeding the poison to her ourselves in the form of what are supposed to be dog treats. The US Food and Drug Administration has been getting complaints for several years about dogs being made sick and even dying from eating chicken jerky treats that are made in China. Back in November they issued a warning that lists symptoms exactly like those my dog has been exhibiting:
  • decreased appetite;
  • decreased activity;
  • vomiting;
  • diarrhea, sometimes with blood;
  • increased water consumption; and/or
  • increased urination.
I just became aware of this today from a post on Facebook by Yellow Springer Linda Rudawski, whose sister Holly Rudawski McCutcheon of Springfield has been active in trying to influence the FDA to do more and to get the word out to dog-owners, since her own dog was taken ill after eating chicken jerky treats made in China. She has been interviewed for several articles and is working with Senator Sherrod Brown to get faster action out of the FDA. (See article in Springfield News-Sun). The companies involved are some of the biggest names in the business. The FDA is powerless to force them to recall these poisonous products. Any recall will have to be voluntary. Meanwhile, I won't be feeding them to my dog anymore.

Items and articles of interest:

ABC News: Toxic Treats from China Killing US Dogs, say Pet Owners

Sen. Sherrod Brown Press Release

Food Safety News

MSNBC

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Burn Notice

The Morris Bean prairie burn originally scheduled for last week will take place tonight (Wednesday) beginning around 6:45 PM.

Original post: Burn Notice

Soul Fire Tribe needs video hits

Watch this!



Local Yellow Springs performance group Soul Fire Tribe is in a contest to win free tickets to a fire workshop in College Corner, Ohio. The video with the most hits by Thursday at noon wins. Hit it!

Friday night at Clifton Opera House

Sweet Betsy


They're back! "Sweet Betsy" returns to Clifton on Friday, March 16th at 7:30pm. Two kindred souls from very different backgrounds melding together a unique blend of old school soul and jazz, with roots and traditional music. Sweet Betsy opened our 2010 season and we are happy to report that they are back! This show will include special guest "Windsor Knotts".

Sweet Betsy's "Americana" music will delight with a variety of styles. Mike McDermott is on mandolin, guitar, and vocals and Pam Baugham plays guitar, and vocals. They have put together soaring harmonies, mixed in the melodic sounds of the Midwest and top it off with a healthy dose of bluegrass, country and the blues. That's the unique sound of Sweet Betsy...different...and diff'rent is good. Sweet Betsy records exclusively with *Pittfall Studios! They have just released a new disc entitled "So Long For Now" Pick up your own copy at the show.

The Clifton Opera House is located at 5 So Clay Street, Clifton. The box office opens at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm. Call 937-342-2175 for information or check out the website www.cliftonoperahouse.com

Monday, March 12, 2012

Saturday night at Clifton Opera House

C & M Bluegrass



We would like to introduce you to the "C & M Bluegrass" band, they will be performing on Saturday, March 17th at 7:30pm. A Sister & Brother band with good traditional Bluegrass harmonies that only a brother & sister singing together since childhood can produce. Joined by Cathy's husband Rick of 38 years playing a solid hard driving rhythm upright bass , Jeff Causey on mandolin and last but not least by any measure they are proud to introduce you to one of the best 17 year old banjo pickers anywhere, Mr. Houston Slone from St. Mary's, Oh. Only playing banjo for just over 2 years he is truly an amazing talent with command and drive of the instrument this young man has is amazing already. C & M was formed 5 years ago and have played many shows around the Miami Valley and Central & Eastern Ohio. Houston and Jeff joined about 2 years ago. Together they are really doing a fine show of good traditional bluegrass music combined with some fresh newer bluegrass music and some old country songs done in bluegrass style.

The Clifton Opera House is located at 5 So Clay Street, Clifton. Suggested door donation $7.00, box office opens at 6:30pm. Calll 937.767.2343 for more information.

Susan Stamberg to speak in Dayton

NPR Special Correspondent, June 29
WYSO and Dayton Art Institute Announce Collaboration

Susan Stamberg, NPR Special Correspondent, will speak in Dayton on Friday June 29 at a fundraising event for WYSO. The event will be held at the Dayton Art Institute’s NCR Renaissance Auditorium at 7:30 pm.

The first tickets for this event will go on sale Tuesday, March 13 during the WYSO Spring Fund Drive, beginning at 7:00 am.

Stamberg, the first woman to anchor a national nightly news program in the United States, has been with NPR since the network began broadcasting in 1971. The following year she became the co-host of “All Things Considered,” NPR’s first daily news magazine.

After serving as co-host for 14 years, she launched Weekend Edition Sunday for NPR.
Today she reports on cultural issues for all NPR programs and serves as an occasional host for Morning Edition and Weekend Edition Saturday.

Neenah Ellis, General Manager of WYSO calls Stamberg an American broadcasting icon.

“Susan Stamberg changed broadcasting. Her style has always been was conversational. She dares to probe and to laugh. She never forgets the listener, never talks down to them. It’s hard to believe it today, but when Susan became host of All Things Considered, it was a bold move on NPR’s part to select a woman for that role,” says Ellis, who worked with Stamberg at All Things Considered in the late 1970s and ‘80s.

In the last 20 years, Stamberg’s reporting focus has been cultural figures. Artists, actors and writers are often the subject of her work and she regularly features museum exhibitions. Her talk at DAI is titled: “How Art Will Save the World (And Whatever Else Occurs to Her).

“The Dayton Art Institute is thrilled to be partnering with WYSO on the June 29 speaking engagement featuring Susan Stamberg, says Michael R. Roediger, Executive Director of the Dayton Art Institute. “We are honored to host a radio pioneer of Stamberg’s caliber and the community is fortunate to be able to have her visit and share her wonderful stories with us. Her talk: ‘Why Art Will Save the World’ is a topic near and dear to our hearts,” he said.

Rocky & Pee Wee: Ah, March...

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Community Potluck this Wednesday

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Effort to showcase local jewelry merchants

If you sell jewelry in Yellow Springs..
We want to put you on the map, a very specific map.

Saturday June 16th the Corner Cone is hosting the Yellow Springs Jewelry Showcase.

Yellow Springs is a great location to shop for eccentric, unusual and fine jewelry. In an attempt to showcase that strength the Cone is opening it’s patio to a variety of individual artisan and fine-craft jewelry makers.

But we don’t want the shoppers to stop there. So we are creating a walking tour of the various shops in town which feature jewelry.

We’ll do our best to reach out regionally to draw people to town for this jewelry bazaar.

Just let us know if you wish to be included.

For more information email Bob Swaney at swaneybob@gmail.com.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Reminder: Spring forward

Don't forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed tonight. Tomorrow, March 11, is the first day of daylight saving time. We lose an hour of sleep, so, if you have to be up early tomorrow, better get to bed extra early.

The Backyard Flock: Crossing my fingers

Somebody switched on the lights and suddenly we are getting eggs again. It's like magic.

Here's the problem: we've got nine chickens. Four of them, two barred rocks and two Araucanas, are only about two years old and, therefore at the peak of their laying abilities. The remaining five hens, a mille fleur, a buff cochin, two Polish mixes and a Rhode Island Red are either retired or semi-retired. One of the Polish mixes manages to squeeze out an egg every now-and-then. The Rhodie is eight years old and going for the longevity record.

I thought for sure we would lose some chickens over the winter, but that didn't happen. We have two coops with room for six chickens in each. The most chickens we have ever had at one time is 13. Thinking long-term egg production, we should probably add some chicks. But, when you buy chicks at the hatchery, they insist that you take six. That would give us 15 and put too much pressure on the flock.

To compound the problem, there is the dog, which we never had while raising chicks before. It is obvious to us that we won't be able to keep them under a heat lamp in the kitchen as we have done in the past. There is no way the dog is going to share its turf.

Amy wants to get chicks - and she wants them right away. I am in favor of holding off until next year. We are headed for Jungle Jim's in Fairfield this afternoon. Fairfield is just a few miles from the Mount Healthy Hatchery. I am crossing my fingers and keeping quiet.

Free Ukulele & Free Lessons

Corner Cone Ukulele Club

If you are 8 to 12 years old apply now. Limited spaces available.

40 minute group Lessons will commence at 3 PM, Friday, April 13th, and continue for 6 weeks.

That’s right Friday the 13th but for 10 budding Ukulele aficionados it could be the beginning of an auspicious career on the stage. Well... maybe on YouTube.

Apply Now at www.CornerCone.net.


The club is made possible by the generous support of McCutcheon Music, and Warren Kearney teacher extraordinaire.

Warren specializes in teaching guitar to children, as well as other instruments including banjo, ukulele, digeridoo and Irish instruments including the concertina.

McCutcheon Music
Founded in 1988, McCutcheon Music has been the result of Jim and Debbie McCutcheon's desire to create a music store where families can come for personal attention, excellent service, quality products and teachers who are professional musicians and the sort of individuals who can help take the guesswork out of finding the right music teacher.

Jim McCutcheon is host of, "The Intimate Guitar"
Dayton Public Radio (WDPR-FM 88.1 / WDPG-FM 89.9)1330638937

Corner Cone Dairy Bar & Grill
101 S Walnut St
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Friday, March 9, 2012

Saturday night at Clifton Opera House

Contemporary Native-American flute music

What does it mean to think “flute outside the box?” Jonny Lipford, enrolled Perdido Bay Tribe member, takes an age old instrument and uses it to create not only the traditional sounds, but also sounds that are new and not commonly linked to the Native American style flute- a voice all his own. The historic Clifton Opera House will host Jonny Lipford on Saturday, March 10th at 7:30pm. Johnny has once again included the opera house on his upcoming Midwest tour. He will be featuring cuts from his newest CD.

Lipford has been featured on NativeRadio.com, the world’s largest collection of broadcasted Native music, as Spotlight Artist with the debut of his first release. As a composer of his own original music, Jonny has been recognized as a two time NAMA nominee, ISMA and JPF Nominee and NEMA winner. Along his journey he has shared the stage with many notable musicians including Mary Youngblood, Mark Holland, Jeff Ball, Arvel Bird and Michael DeMaria. With a love and respect for all types of music, Jonny awakens these genres, making him a true virtuoso in this industry. For more information and sound clips check out Jonny's website www.jonnylipford.com.

The theater's box office opens at 6:30pm. Call 937.767.2343 for information or advanced ticket sales. www.cliftonoperahouse.com

McKinney Chili Cook-Off Seeks Entries

Plan on seeking your pot of gold on March 17? Look no further than the McKinney School PTO Chili Cook-Off! This annual school fundraising event needs your help to make it a success. Cooks of all ages are invited to enter a pot of their chili, for a chance to win first place in one of three categories: student, adult, and the John Graham People’s Choice Award. Those planning to enter chili should submit a completed entry form (attached) with entry fee ($5 for student, $15 for adult) by the deadline of this Saturday, March 10.

Not a cook? Plan to come and eat! In addition to a variety of chilis, there will be bread, fruit salad, desserts, and beverages.

New this year is a Children’s Make Your Own Chili Station, where kids can assemble their own custom chili creation, or eat selected chili ingredients separately (i.e., meat, beans, red sauce, olives, cheese, chips).

There are also volunteer jobs still available, including donating desserts and helping that day.


McKinney Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, March 17 – High School Cafeteria

4 pm Chili Makers set up

5 pm Public Dinner begins

6:30 pm Winners announced

(yes, you could come eat and still make it to Women’s Voices Out Loud at 7 pm)

For more information or to volunteer, please contact any of the event coordinators: Laura Ellison (ellisonla@mindspring.com or 767- 1097), Lindie Keaton ringodaisy@netzero.net or 767-8637) or Lori Kuhn (lkuhn1121@gmail.com or 767-2639).

Xenia Library Event and CSU Chorus

The Xenia Library is one of 65 public libraries nationwide to receive a $3000 grant to host a series of events entitled "Making Sense of the American Civil War." Movies, book discusions, lectures and other Civil War themed events will be held from January through May. For more information go to www.greenelibrary.info for specific dates and subjects. Click on the red "Lets Talk About It" banner.

Saturday

The famous Central State University Chorus will give a joint concert with the Dayton Bach Society Chorus on Saturday, March 10th as a part of the 125th Celebration of the founding of Central State University. Adult tickets cost $15, student are free with ID at 7:30 p.m. in the Paul Robeson Performing Arts Center, Wilberforce, Ohio. Reserve tickets at 937-294-2224


Suggested submissions from Mary M. Morgan, 937 767 1889

Early Eaters and Late Keepers

Garden planning Workshop Saturday, 1-3 p.m. Basement of Methodist Church

Plan your garden now to harvest early, midseason and late crops. Learn which varieties allow you to have June potatoes and November tomatoes.

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March 9 Weekend & Beyond

Arts & Culture

Yellow Springs Banner Festival Xenia, Corry & Dayton St.
See the beautiful banners around town all made by local artists.

Emporium Wines 233 Xenia Ave.
The work of photographer Kevin Miyazaki, through 3/31

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery 405 Corry St.
Russ Shaw's "Birdsong Hill: low relief wood images" through 4/29

Glen House Art 1221 Glen Rd.
The African Sculpture Collection of Glen Owen through 4/11

John Bryan Community Pottery Gallery 100 Dayton St. (rear)
Geno Luketic "New Works"; Sa & Su 12-4p

Spirited Goat Coffee House 118 Dayton St.
The Works of Claire B

Village Artisans 100 Corry St.
Sue Brezine's "March Mindfulness" exhibit through 3/31
Reception Friday, March 16; 6-9p

Winds Cafe 215 Xenia Ave.
Libby Rudolf & Jennifer O'Brien Watercolors
Reception Sunday March 11, 4:30-6:30p

Women's Voices Out Loud 100 Dayton St.
2nd Floor of the John Bryan Community Center, March 1-31


Nature & Recreation

Glen Helen Nature Preserve 405 Corry St.
Stargazing - Friday March 9, 8p; Antioch College Amphitheater
Wildflower ID Hike - Sunday March 11, 1-3p; Trailside Museum
Name the Snake - Open Sa 9a-3p, Su 9a-1p; Trailside Museum

Tecumseh Land Trust
Land Preservation with Nancy Stranahan; 3/9, 7-9p; Glen Helen Bldg.


Entertainment

Peach's Grill
104 Xenia Ave.
Food, Drink & Fun
Open Daily, 11:30-2:30a
Music Starts at 10 ($5 Cover)
Friday, The Fair Shakes
Saturday, The Ragbirds
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Emporium Wines
233 Xenia Ave.
Wine Tasting/Live Music
Every Friday at 6:30p
March 9 - Special Event
International Jazz artist Greg Abate, played with Ray Charles
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Little Art Theatre
247 Xenia Ave.
Albert Nobbs,
with Glenn Close

Sue Brezine retrospective

At Village Artisans Gallery

Sue Brezine brings "March Mindfulness" to the Village Artisans Event Gallery, 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, March 1 - 31. Inspired by Fredrick Fanck's "Zen of Seeing," Sue presents a retrospective of her work "to the viewer's quiet place of recognition" in watercolors, pastels and abstract acrylics.

Sue is a native Daytonian, and as a child, she studied at the Dayton Art Institute. Her teaching career began after a trip to the University of California, Long Beach to study with Betty Edwards, author of "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain." Sue taught this method at Riverbend Art Center, Dayton, Kettering Adult School, and many other venues, and these classes let to the creation of the workshop, "Sketching Your Spirit," which has been presented to countless religious and professional organizations over the years.

Drawing let to painting in watercolor, and she has received numerou awards for her work, including recogniztion from the Western Ohio Watrcolor Society and "The Artist Magazine." Sue is presently president of Fairborn Art Association, a member of Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, and past president of Western Ohio Watercolor Society. After a long and successful career of teaching, Sue is retired, except for membership in the Village Artisans in Yellow Springs. "Thank goodness artist never need to really retire," she says.

You may view her paintings at shopvillllageartisans.com or call 937-767-9457 for further information.

A reception for Sue will be held at the Village Artisans Event Gallery on Friday, March 16, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Shamrocks and Shenanigans Pub Crawl

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Yellow Springs-style on Saturday, March 17th. With 6 participating bars and restaurants all within walking distance, and over 60 unique shops, there is plenty to do to make an entire day of it.

Start your day with breakfast at The Sunrise Café, serving Breakfast from 8-2, they will reopen from 5-9 for dinner and will feature festive drink and tapas specials at their Speakeasy which opens at 9:30. Not an early riser? The Tavern will open at 11 and will offer Irish food, $2.00 green beers and free dessert with an Irish entrée. Peach’s will open at 11 as well and will be presenting an entire day of Irish entertainment, including Celtic Dancers, Irish music and a menu that includes corn beef and cabbage and Guinness stew, as well as Irish drink specials. Basho will be screening limited run Shamrocks and Shenanigans t-shirts, live at Peaches. The Winds Café will be serving lunch from 11:30-2 and will reopen from 5-10 for dinner. You definitely won’t want to miss all day drink specials at the quintessential Dayton Street Gulch, and Chens Asian Bistro will be open at noon.

Looking for a break mid day? Shop as you crawl! With shopping at any of our unique shops, Shamrocks and Shenanigans promises to offer something for everyone.

Participants in the pub crawl can enter to win gift certificates from participating businesses; winners will be selected at random Wednesday, March 21st. Simply pick up an entry form at any participating location, the map will lead you on your tour of Yellow Spring’s watering holes. So bring your friends and paint the town green at the first Shamrocks and Shenanigans Pub Crawl in the Springs!

Friday night at Clifton Opera House

On March 9th the historic Clifton Opera House in Clifton, Ohio will be ringing with original tunes from singer-songwriter Daniel Dye and his band, The Miller Road Band.

Dye's blend of folk and Americana, along with The Miller Road Band's choice of instruments - guitars, fiddle, accordian, harmonica, cello and banjo - harkens back to an ealier time yet manages to sound completely contemporary. With songs that address the timeless themes of life: love, loss and redemption, Dye's music couldn't find a more appropriate venue than the historic Clifton Opera House, home to live music for nearly 120 years.

After spending several years traveling around Europe writing songs and performing, Dye recently returned to his home state of Ohio where he soon recognized the talents of his classically-trained nephews and niece, Andrew, Thomas & Carrie Miller. Dye formed The Miller Road Band with the three siblings and the group wasted no time in taking advantage of the family connection, quickly creating a unified sound that still allows room for improvisation in the tradition of families playing together on front porches all across America during an earlier era.

Daniel Dye & The Miller Road Band will perform at the Clifton Opera House in Clifton, Ohio at 7:30 pm on March 9th with Dayton's own Windsor Knotts opening. For more information go to www.danieldyemusic.com/upcoming-shows/ or call the Clifton Opera House at (937) 767-2343.

Box office opens at 6:30pm. Opera house is located at 5 So Clay Street, Clifton. www.cliftonoperahouse.com

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Burn Notice

Tonight's scheduled prairie fire at Morris Bean has been cancelled due to high winds.

Miami Township Fire-Rescue will be conducting a prescribed burn of the prairie at Morris Bean & Company Wednesday evening (March 7th) beginning around 6:30 PM. The burn should last no longer than 2 hours and will be dependent upon weather conditions. Morris Bean & Company is located at 777 E. Hyde Road, just south of Yellow Springs. During the burn, flames and smoke will be visible in the area. There is no fire danger to surrounding homes.

Fire has always been a partner with healthy prairies and is a key part of Morris Bean & Company’s native prairie restoration project. Prairies are managed and maintained by prescribed burns. During each burn, non-native plants are removed, allowing prairie plants more nutrients and room to grow. Prairie plants can survive fires since they have deep roots and grow from a point underground. A prescribed burn is a crucial component in prairie restoration.

The public is invited to observe this burn from the Morris Bean & Company driveway. The burn will be postponed should weather conditions warrant. Please feel free to contact the fire department with any questions or concerns at 767-7842.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

SWAN (Support Women Artists Now)

On March 31st at 3:00 pm, artists and community members will gather at the Auditorium in the Dayton Metro Library Main Branch at 215 E. Third St. to celebrate female artists in Dayton’s first SWAN (Support Women Artists Now) Day. This showcase of local talent is free and includes short films, poetry, plays, readings from novels, visual artists and more. Featured artists include author Nicole Amsler, memoirist Sara Berelsman, cancer survivor and author Tami Boehmer, 10-year-old children’s book writer Kristina Cardoza, filmmaker Coco Gagnet, novelist Mary Curran Hackett, actor/director Andy Falter, Kilbourne Middle School Drama Department, playwright Stacey Lane, the League of Women Voters, erotic poetess Kristie LeVangie, sketch comedy filmmaker Alex Mangen, painter Dawn McCoy, water media artist Trish McKinney, documentarian Maggie Price, painter Heather Lea Reid, poet Joy Schwab, Sundance award-winning filmmaker Nichol Simmons, Thomas Worthington High School Drama Club, filmmaker Tessa Trozzolillo, stop-animation filmmaker Djuna Wahlrab, and Zoot Theatre Company.

"A Dangerous Method" - film and discussion

Free post-film discussion with guest speaker

A post-film discussion led by Jungian psychoanalyst Richard J. Sweeney, Ph.D. will be held at the Little Art Theatre on Friday, March 23rd at 9:00 PM following the 7:00 screening of David Cronenberg’s "A Dangerous Method."

Movie: $7.50; Discussion: Free – Donations Appreciated

Drawn from true-life events, "A Dangerous Method" takes a glimpse into the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein, the troubled but beautiful young woman who comes between them. Into the mix comes Otto Gross a free-thinker who encourages Jung to cross therapist-patient boundaries. This exploration of sensuality, ambition and deceit sets the scene for the pivotal moment when Jung, Freud and Sabina come together and split apart, forever changing the face of modern thought.

Dr. Sweeney is a Jungian psychoanalyst and licensed professional clinical counselor practicing in Columbus and Cincinnati. He holds a doctorate in psychology and religion from The Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, and a diploma in analytical psychology from the C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich, where he serves as a member of its international faculty wing. Those who have already seen the movie may attend the discussion. The Little Art invites such persons to look for a donation box in the lobby, contributing what they wish to the non-profit theatre.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Local artist in great show

OH+5, a juried show open to artists from five states-- OH, MI,PA,KY,WV, IN, in the unique "Dairy Barn Art Center" in Athens, OH, chose a scintillating textile work by our own Yellow Springs artist, Pam Geisel. By taking routes U.S. 35 and OH 32 you have 4 lane driving the entire scenic 120 miles. Hurry, the show ends March 11th. www.dairybarn.org Congratulations Pam. And while you're down there see the O.U. Art Faculty Exhibition at the nearby Kennedy Museum of Art.

This item submitted to A Yellow Springs Blob by Mary M. Morgan, 937.767.1889, an across the street neighbor of blossoming artist Pam Geisel.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Back Story: Attitude

You're walking your dog. Maybe it's on President or Meadow. Maybe it's Spillan. Your dog is walking fine. The leash is loose; he's staying by your side, head up in the air, strutting proudly. You turn onto Allen. Across the street, you spot me and my dog. Her nose is to the ground. She's weaving left and right; stops to smell a bush, a tree, a telephone pole.

Huh! you think. Look at that unruly dog. Huh! your dog snorts, exuding attitude. You smile at me, as if to say, "I understand." Your dog pretends to ignore us.

My dog looks up. She bristles at the sight of you and your dog. The hair on her back is up. She pulls in your direction, snarling and barking. "What are you looking at?" she says. It's over in a few seconds as I pull her away and she trots by my side toward the Antioch golf course.

You may think your dog is something. But you've never seen my dog catch a Frisbee. First thing every morning and at least three or four more times every day, rain, snow or shine, she drags me out into the backyard where her five disks are waiting. She catches about 100 Frisbees-a-day. And if you want to see attitude, you've got to see this.

When we use all five Frisbees, she plays outfield like Willie Mays. She has learned how to soft-catch, by circling behind the disk and catching it from behind. She leaps with a flourish, making it look like a difficult catch when it is not - showboating. She's like a wide-receiver, snagging one gracefully and stepping over the goal line. She shows me she's got possession just long enough to get a positive ruling, then she drops it and positions herself for the next toss. Five in a row and then she heels me all the way around the yard as I pick them up and we get ready to start again.

When we play with one Frisbee, she starts in my face and backs away anticipating the throw. As I cock my arm to make the toss, she turns and takes off ahead of it. It comes in over her head and she snags it from behind. She knows intuitively where it is. It's like she has eyes in the back of her head. She flips it over in her mouth, so it is upside down and easier to carry, then brings it back like a platypus and drops it at my feet.

When I think I have worn her out, I take her inside. But, back in the house, she gets her ball and taps me on the leg with it as I try to work at my computer. If I ignore her, she barks. She will not be snubbed. I take the ball and fake left and right as she backs away, her eyes never leaving the ball. I shoot it hard. It is barely out of my hand before she has it like a hockey goalie. It seems like milliseconds.

I turn back to my work. I feel the tap on my leg. I look down. She's there with the ball, giving me the stare. "Go ahead, give it your best shot!"

Attitude...

-vh

Friday, March 2, 2012

WYSO Spring Fund Drive

Need Volunteers - March 13th - 18th

WYSO's spring fund drive is coming right up: Tuesday, March 13th through Sunday, March 18th. This fund drive will be historic for us. It's the last one we'll hold in our basement studios in Sontag Fels Hall, because we're moving this spring. So it should be fun - a celebration AND a fund drive rolled into one.

We need volunteers to answer phones and take down pledges during the drive. If you're interested, take a look at the schedule below and reply to this email with your preferred shift choices.

And thanks for supporting WYSO!

Weekday Volunteer Shifts

Tuesday, March 13th through Friday, March 16th

7:00 - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

1:00 - 4:00 PM

4:00 - 7:00 PM

7:00 - 11:00 PM

Weekend Volunteer Shifts

Saturday, March 17

8:00 - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

2:00 - 5:00 PM

5:00 - 8:00 PM

Sunday, March 18

7:00 - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

1:00 - 5:00 PM

Second Sunday Free Writers' Workshop

March 11 - "Tips and Tools for Writing Plays"

Antioch Writers' Workshop and Books & Co are offering the next free Sunday Free Writers' Workshop on March 11, 2:00-3:30 p.m. at Books & Co at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio.

The workshop topic is "Tips and Tools For Writing Plays" and is presented by playwright and novelist Michael London. Michael received his BA and MA in creative writing and studied theatre at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. He has had plays produced in the U.S. and overseas and written plays under commission. He recently completed a novel, Dearest, and edited a new publication of Jane Austen's Lady Susan. He is currently scheduling readings of new plays and outlining his next novel. London has worked with the Artists in Residency program at Ohio Arts Council for over 25 years.

Additionally, London creates three-dimensional novels, which allows him to incorporate his writing and visual arts skills into one project; learn more about this work at www.londonhousepublishing.com.

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 programs or upcoming Sunday Free Writers' Seminars, visit our website or email info@antiochwritersworkshop.com. 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).

Registration for both the Genre Saturday Seminar (March 31) and 27th Annual Summer Workshop (July 7-13) are now open at www.antiochwritersworkshop.com.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Rocky & Pee Wee: Social Consciousness

Orphanage Project 2012


Employing the device of the “what if” scenario, The Orphanage Project imagines a world in which the USSA is possible: not a watered-down mèlange of US and Soviet identities, but something new.

Drawing on the imagery of the bear — at once a loveable childhood, bed-time companion, a majestic and fearsome creature — the project playfully and pointedly asks hard questions pertaining to ideology. Questions such as: What is the difference between the call to love another human being and to love one’s country? Why is it that we say “You always hurt the ones you love”? Is the personal political? How do we construct myths around our politics? How is it that the condition of the orphan may strike us as remote, yet in many respects follows us like our own shadow?

:: RECEPTION
FRI., MAR 2, 6 – 9 PM
HERNDON GALLERY

:: ARTIST TALK
FRI., MAR 2, 6:30 PM
HERNDON GALLERY

:: EXHIBITION
FRI., MAR 2 – FRI., MAY 18
HERNDON GALLERY

Sue Brezine Retrospective at Village Artisans

Sue Brezine brings "March Mindfulness" to the Village Artisans Event Gallery, 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, March 1 - 31. Inspired by Fredrick Fanck's "Zen of Seeing," Sue presents a retrospective of her work "to the viewer's quiet place of recognition" in watercolors, pastels and abstract acrylics.

Sue is a native Daytonian, and as a child, she studied at the Dayton Art Institute. Her teaching career began after a trip to the University of California, Long Beach to study with Betty Edwards, author of "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain."

Sue taught this method at Riverbend Art Center, Dayton, Kettering Adult School, and many other venues, and these classes let to the creation of the workshop, "Sketching Your Spirit," which has been presented to countless religious and professional organizations over the years.

Drawing led to painting in watercolor, and she has received numerou awards for her work, including recogniztion from the Western Ohio Watrcolor Society and "The Artist Magazine."

Sue is presently president of Fairborn Art Association, a member of Dayton Society of Painters and Sculptors, and past president of Western Ohio Watercolor Society. After a long and successful career of teaching, Sue is retired, except for membership in the Village Artisans in Yellow Springs. "Thank goodness artist never need to really retire," she says.

You may view her paintings at shopvillllageartisans.com or call 937-767-9457 for further information. A reception for Sue will be held at the Village Artisans Event Gallery on Friday, March 16, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.


Location: 100 Corry St. Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387