Sunday, March 31, 2013

Back Story: Knowing what's good for us

The proverbial stepping-stone

In August of 2006, I wrote a story for the Yellow Springs News under the headline, "Dispatchers bring caring, local knowledge to work." In Yellow Springs, at least, there is nothing new under the sun. Back then, we were talking about getting rid of our local dispatchers and moving to the Xenia Dispatch system in anticipation of a changeover to a countywide dispatch system that none of the local police chiefs could agree on.

The issues we were discussing seven years ago are the same ones we are talking about now: familiarity with the citizens and the terrain; support for the officers in the field, especially late at night; having someone to watch prisoners who are brought in to the station when no one else is around; and perhaps most importantly, caring about their fellow residents. Back in 2006, I wrote extensively on these issues, including anecdotes of how our local dispatchers and officers went above and beyond the call of duty simply because they cared.

And then there is this... In the 2006 interview of longtime dispatcher, Larry Campbell, whose voice still responds whenever I have occasion to call the non-emergency number, he posited the following: "Once the dispatch goes, where does it stop? Soon we'll have the Sheriff's Department patrolling our streets."

Larry's is the voice of the code red alerts. Larry calls me when chickens are spotted running loose in the village, because I am known as "the chicken guy." Larry answers when I call to report that I've found a ditched bike in my neighborhood. Larry answered when I looked out the window and spotted some teens stealing my son's bicycle from in front of our house - he dispatched Officer Nipper and we had the bike back in less than 15 minutes and the little thieves' mothers were called to the scene of the crime.

Another longtime dispatcher, Randall Newsome, answered when I called on a weekend to report that water was bubbling up from the street in front of my neighbor's house. "That's not good," he said calmly and with good humor. "Sounds like we've got a water main problem. I'll get someone over there right away."

What would life in Yellow Springs be like if we had to rely on Xenia Dispatch? I had a taste of that a couple years ago. My two sisters and their husbands were in town for our daughter's wedding, staying at the Grinnell Mill Bed & Breakfast. Late at night, after the wedding, my elderly brother-in-law fell down the long, steep staircase to the second level and was laying bleeding and unconscious on the stairs. I dialed 911 on my cell phone and asked them to send a Miami Township Fire & Rescue ambulance to Grinnell Mill. The dispatcher asked me for the street address. I told her I didn't know the address - I wasn't even sure if it had one.

"It's the Grinnell Mill," I said. "Everyone knows it. Please just call MTFR and tell them Grinnell Mill. They know where it is."

"I'm sorry," she said without a hint of empathy. "I can't send an ambulance if I don't know the street address."

Eventually, we got MTFR to respond and my brother-in-law was treated at the scene and turned out to be okay. But, had he been seriously injured, the delay could have been critical.

If you have a police emergency in Yellow Springs, you are best advised to call the police non-emergency number: 767-7206. I keep it in my cell phone. You can also find it on the cover of the red book. When you call the non-emergency number, you will get the local dispatcher. If you call 911, you get Xenia Dispatch. Unfortunately, the only way to get MTFR dispatched is by calling 911.

I have lived and/or worked in the village for 13 years. During that time, we have had at least four village managers. They average about 3 years in tenure. As far as I recall, with the exception of the current one, they have all lived in town.

In the village/city manager track, small towns like ours are resume builders - instituted a public art policy; replaced the trees on Main Street; saved money by getting rid of the local police dispatch. We are a stepping stone to something bigger and better. We can't expect to bring a stranger in from out of town and have them love it here so much that they decide to stay. They have their minds made up that they will be moving on before they even get here.

In the couple years I worked in Yellow Springs, before I moved here, I thought I understood this place. Once we bought a house and moved in, I found it was a whole other ballgame. Our current village manager has been in her position for about a year and has yet to move to town. From what I understand, she has no intention of moving here, either. Does that tell you something? Yet, she has no qualms about telling us what's best for us. If you purport to know what's good for Yellow Springers, shouldn't you be one of them?

The issue is this: Do we care enough about having someone down at the Bryan Center 24/7 to answer our calls and know where we are and what our concerns are to pay for it, or do we want to save some money and lose yet another benchmark in the quality of life we have traditionally enjoyed in our town?

-vh

Note: I received the following comment via email:

Thank you for the new piece, so so so true. Except for one instance: Laura is pretty far along in the designing of her house in Birch III. She does intend to move to the village. Rumors fly, and no one wants to hear anything even ok (much less good) about her.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Two-fers from Culture Works


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Human Race Theatre Presents:

Race

Thursday, April 4 at 8 p.m.
Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 6 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 7 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, April 10 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, April 11 at 8 p.m.
Loft Theatre

No stranger to divisive topics or candid conversation, Pulitzer Prize-winning Mamet takes on the explosive subject of race relations. When two cynical lawyers—one black and one white— prepare to defend a powerful white businessman accused of raping a young black woman, they must confront their own perceptions and prejudices. Legal and ethical lines are crossed as shocking revelations come to light. But when their client's case takes a series of unexpected turns, they realize that not everyone is who they seem in this world of shame and guilt.

To purchase Passport discounted tickets to this performance, call Ticket Center Stage at 937-228-3630. Have your Passport number available. When picking up tickets, show your valid Passport card to ticket agent.


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Dayton Opera Presents:

The Marriage of Figaro

Friday, April 5 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m.
Schuster Center

(Performed in Italian with English Surtitles)

The infamous barber of Seville has finally found himself a bride! But there’s a hitch. His master, the Count, has his eyes on her as well, and a rebellion of classes ensues in a madcap frenzy of disguises, mistaken identities and amorous mayhem in the Almaviva household. Mozart’s delightful comedy of manners is a cherished opera favorite filled with his joyous and masterful music.

To purchase Passport discounted tickets to this performance, call Ticket Center Stage at 937-228-3630. Have your Passport number available. When picking up tickets, show your valid Passport card to ticket agent.


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Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Presents:

Endless Summer: The Music of the Beach Boys

Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m.

Schuster Center

As a delightful prelude to summer, we bring our Canadian friends, Jeans ’n Classics, back to our stage for the April Rockin’ Orchestra concert featuring the music of the quintessential West Coast rock group of all time. It’s a sun-blessed, feel-good conclusion to a fantastic series. Here's just a sampler from the program: California Girls, Help Me Rhonda , Please Let Me Wonder , In My Room, I Can Hear Music , Don't Worry Baby, Darlin', Wouldn't It Be Nice , Sloop John B., God Only Knows, Good Vibrations and more!

To purchase Passport discounted tickets to this performance, call Ticket Center Stage at 937-228-3630. Have your Passport number available. When picking up tickets, show your valid Passport card to ticket agent.


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Dayton Contemporary Dance Company Presents:

The Ways of Humanity

DCDC2 Spring Concert
Sunday, April 28 at 4 p.m.
University of Dayton, Kennedy Union-Boll Theatre

Connecting to the breadth and depth of the human spirit, this soul-stirring dance concert will evoke emotions, awakenings, and sensations as DCDC resident choreographers examine the human condition and the question of humility, sorrow, grace, beauty, love and what it means to be human.

To purchase Passport discounted tickets to this performance, call Ticket Center Stage at 937-228-3630. Have your Passport number available. When picking up tickets, show your valid Passport card to ticket agent.


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Friday, March 29, 2013

Sing up the Easter Sunrise

Early Birds, sing up the Sun, Easter Morn, at Ellis Pond, 7:10 a.m. for 7:21 sunrise
Wear rain gear, boots for the overflow.  Lite rain ok, drenching no go.  I will  bring some song sheets , you can lead your faves.  Everyone invited.  

Sylvia Carter Denny  767-7395   

Lets visit Sunrise Cafe afterward for hot drinks and muffins.

Destination YS - Weekend of Mar. 29

Arts & Culture    
Antioch College Herndon Gallery One Morgan Place 937.768.6462
Appetite: An American Pastime  3/16-5/24; Hours Tu-Sa 1-4p
  
Eddie Eckenrode Gallery Sam & Eddies Open Books, Kings Yard
937.767.1966; Paintings by Eddie Eckenrode

Emporium Wines 233 Xenia Ave., 937.767.7077
Employee Art Show; 2/21-4/7
 
Glen Helen Atrium Gallery 405 Corry St., 937.769.1902
Artscapes by Barb Weirnet McBee.  3/3-4/29
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30a-4:30p, Sat & Sun 10a-4p
 
John Bryan Community Pottery 100 Dayton St. 937.767.9022
Gallery & Open Studio Sat & Sun 1-4p; Classes Available
  
Village Artisans 100 Corry St., 937.767.1209
McKinney Middle School "Awesome in the Middle"; 3/1-3/31
  
The Winds Cafe 215 Xenia Ave. 937.767.1144
Claire Reynolds "Abstract Figurative Art"

"would you, could you" In A Frame 113 Corry St. 937.767.2962
The Work of Lee Funderburg & Paul Reif.  

Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery 111 Corry St., 679.9722
2013 Members Show "Fiber & Fabric" 3/15-4/14; We-Su 1-4p

Nature & Recreation
Glen Helen Nature Preserve 405 Corry St.; 937.769.1902
YS Tree Committee & Tecumseh Land Trust Program "10 Things Everyone Needs to Know about Pawpaws" - 3/30, 2:30p, Glen Bldg.
Wildflower Walk - 3/31, 1-3p; Trailside Museum
Be a Glen Helen Volunteer!  769.1902 x 103
Glen Land Stewards - 3/30, 1p; Trailside Museum
 


Local group at Peach's

Ohio Brass & Electric to Play at Peach's tonight, 10 p.m.


Saxophone

Yellow Springs’ newest band, OB&E, is an 11-piece horn band covering a wide variety of artists, songs, and genres. Members include classically-trained musicians, a voice instructor, former members of The UnderCovered and Red Idle, and horn players from the Yellow Springs Community Band.  

Catch this evening of fun and funky music that'll make your shoes beg you to take them out on the dance floor!  Look for songs by bands and singers including Sarah Vaughan, Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, the Dap Kings, Tower of Power, Joe Cocker, Elton John, the Commodores, and many more including some surprises.  

Working with Grammy-winning audio engineer and composer Tim Berger, band members include Barbara Leeds (keyboard), Bob Fannin (trumpet), Brady Karns, Emily Seibel, and Cindy Lincoln (vocals/percussion), Darla Logan (bass), Diana Ditty (baritone sax),  Lynn Peterson (alto sax), Doug Roberts (trombone), Mek Logan (drums), and Skip Leeds (guitar, flute, vocals).  To follow the group and hear some audio sneak peeks, visit them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OhioBrassAndElectric,


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Community Dance - Friday and Saturday



Yellow Springs Community Dance

Friday and Saturday, March 29 & 30, 8pm

Antioch South Gym performance space
Livermore St. Yellow Springs

10 local choreographers will present dance pieces.
Refreshments at intermission, and dancing after.

$10 Adults, $7 seniors and children pay at the door.

Local company has short-term employment ops

Anthrotech seeks motivated and flexible individuals for short-term employment of 2 to 6 weeks duration. Hiring and training will take place in the next few weeks. The project involves heavy travel during that period. Excellent attention to detail, ability to maintain confidentiality, computer savviness, high energy, exceptional ‘people skills’ and an ability to adapt to uncertainty are critical for success. Interested persons should send resume and cover letter to: resumes@anthrotech.net

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Bench to Nowhere: YS dogged by dispatch dilemma

A Cool Town Toon

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YSHS Theatre Arts Association Curtain Warmer

Please join us for a fun filled evening at the Ninth Annual Curtain Warmer, sponsored by the Yellow Springs High School Theatre Arts Association.  Your ticket price of $25 includes a selection of delicious hors d’oeuvres and desserts, sparkling wine, admission to the high school musical, Once on this Island with preferred seating, and the company of fellow theatre lovers.

The Curtain Warmer supports our efforts to continue fund raising for the Yellow Springs Schools Theatre Capital Improvement fund.  The fund was created to improve the Mills Lawn Auditorium as a theatre facility.

Please join other fans of Yellow Springs theatre in enhancing the experience for everyone, our performers, musicians, tech crew, and our audience.  Mark your calendars now to join us at the Ninth Annual Curtain Warmer, at the Arthur Morgan House, 120 W. Limestone Street on Saturday, April 13th, from 6:00 pm to 7:45 pm!

Please note:  This year the YSHSTAA will not be sending invitations in the mail.  Please use this form to RSVP.

Thank you in advance for helping to keep theatre magic alive in Yellow Springs!

Clip here……………………………………………...............................................

Name ______________________________________

Phone ______________________

Address ____________________________________

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Number of tickets _____________________

Please print & clip the bottom portion and mail, with payment to:
YS High School Theatre Arts Association/Daniele Norman
P.O. Box 543
Yellow Springs , OH  45387
(937) 767-8529
 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Wellness Month events in YS

The Culpeper House has a total of 3 events occurring in April:
  • Natural Pain Management, Thursday April 18th at 6 pm, YS Library
  • Spring Open House, Friday April 19th, from 6-8 pm at our office (716 Xenia Avenue, YS) - Wine, art, music, an introduction to iridology, a chance to win a free assessment, discounts and more.
  • Food Matters Film Screening & Expert Panel, Tuesday, April 23rd, at 6pm, Antioch University Midwest.
All Wellness Month events are detailed on the WAYS event site located at www.facebook.com/yswellnessevents

All Culpeper House events and news can be found at www.facebook.com/theculpeperhouse or www.culpeperhouse.com

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bench to Nowhere: Fer cyrin' outloud...

A Cool Town Toon

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Saturday Night at Clifton Opera House

The Clifton Opera House is going to be swingin' with the return of the Back Porch Swing Band on Saturday, March 30rd at 7:30pm. They will be bringing their old-timey flavor and swingin' rhythm to Clifton. This group combines the talents of several notable musicians responsible for the tapping of thousands of feet across Ohio for the last 15 years.

The band specializes in Western Swing, but plays several musical styles , ranging from Appalachian tunes, Blues, Old Country & Folk, to Swing music from the '20's, '30's, '40's. Requests from the audience are frequently honored. Dance music includes swing, two steps, waltzes, polkas, shaddishs, and square dances. Grab your partner, those aisles were made for dancing!

The group consists of Pete Shew, lead vocals and guitar; Adam Jackson on fiddle; Kris Geis does their lead and harmony vocals; and Dale Irwin on upright bass.

The historic Clifton Opera House is located at 5 So Clay Street, Clifton. Box office opens at 6:30pm. Call 767-2343 for information.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Groby at the Goat - Mar. 30

Les Groby will be performing at the Spirited Goat Coffee House, 118 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, on Saturday March 30th, from 3:00 pm until 6:00.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Art Opening - Sunday

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Friday, March 22, 2013

Center Stage rocks "The Crucible"

There's a theater revival going on in Yellow Springs. You might not have noticed, but it's getting harder and harder to ignore. Producer Kay Reimers, a hand full of directors and a rich repertory of locals have revived the old Center Stage moniker and are more than doing it justice. In recent times they have given us Chekhov's "The Cherry Orchard," Wilder's "Our Town," and, over the last two weekends, Arthur Miller's "The Crucible." Pathos may seem like the current that flows through these productions, but then there were two seasons of the Yellow Springs 10-Minute Play Festival, that provided enough raucous humor to balance the rest.

Another common thread to the more dramatic of their offerings has been the creative stagings that have made audiences all but forget the shortcomings of Westminster Hall at the First Presbyterian Church, where Center Stage has seemed to put down its roots. "The Cherry Orchard," directed by Marcia Nowik, made use of every inch of space in the hall, transforming it with an other-worldliness. "Our Town," directed by Lorrie Sparrow, was plunked down in the middle of the space and performed in the round. In what was perhaps the most imaginative use of the space yet, "The Crucible," also directed by Sparrow, was set on a runway that ran from the southeast corner of the hall to the northwest. Local theater veteran, Walter Rhodes, termed it "theater in the diagonal."

But, of course, there has been more than just staging to recommend these productions - every one of them was marked by creative direction and talented thespians. Sometimes, watching my friends and neighbors pour their hearts into their roles, I found it hard to believe I was viewing a so-called amateur production. Perhaps, that's because the directors and some of the actors actually have professional backgrounds.

Last Friday, I was lucky enough to get a seat for "The Crucible." Having thoroughly enjoyed all the previous Center Stage productions, I was pretty sure I would not be disappointed in this one. However, I was not quite prepared for the emotion that poured forth from the stage. There was none of the tenuousness that one might expect from a community theater cast. To borrow a metaphor from the current sports season, they played with the confidence of a Harvard against New Mexico - not that I consider them to be underdogs in any way. From Kayla Graham, who played the treacherous Abigail Williams, to Aaron Saari, the vituperative Reverend Danforth, they all let it all hang out, as ultimately defined by the final scene where John Proctor, played by Brendan Sheehan, tries in vain to rescue his good name. I can't imagine theater on any level getting much better than this.

-vh

In the spirit of complete disclosure: The author of this review, along with Kay Reimers, has been the producer of the Yellow Springs 10-Minute Play Festival, which will have its third rendition on October 25 & 26, 2013. Proceeds from the festival go to support Center Stage productions.

Destination YS - from the Chamber of Commerce

Featured Events
YS Community Flea March 23
  
March 23, 9a-4p - 1st Presbyterian Church
A vibrant community sale with 25 vendors & live music.
 
 
Women's Voices Out Loud
3/23, 7p Bryan Center Performance & Exhibition
 
 
3/24. 2-4p, Antioch University Midwest
 
 


Arts & Culture    
Antioch College Herndon Gallery One Morgan Place 937.768.6462
Appetite: An American Pastime  3/16-5/24; Hours Tu-Sa 1-4p
  
Eddie Eckenrode Gallery Sam & Eddies Open Books, Kings Yard
937.767.1966; Paintings by Eddie Eckenrode

Emporium Wines 233 Xenia Ave., 937.767.7077
Employee Art Show; 2/21-3/24
 
Glen Helen Atrium Gallery 405 Corry St., 937.769.1902
Artscapes by Barb Weirnet McBee.
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30a-4:30p, Sat & Sun 10a-4p
 
John Bryan Community Pottery 100 Dayton St. 937.767.9022
Gallery & Open Studio Sat & Sun 1-4p; Classes Available
  
Village Artisans 100 Corry St., 937.767.1209
McKinney Middle School "Awesome in the Middle"; 3/1-3/31
  
The Winds Cafe 215 Xenia Ave. 937.767.1144
Claire Reynolds "Abstract Figurative Art"

"would you, could you" In A Frame 113 Corry St. 937.767.2962
The Work of Lee Funderburg & Paul Reif.  

Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery 111 Corry St., 679.9722
2013 Members Show "Fiber & Fabric" 3/15-4/14; We-Su 1-4p

Nature & Recreation
Glen Helen Nature Preserve 405 Corry St.; 937.769.1902
Slimy & Scaly Friends - 3/23, 11a, Trailside Museum
Bird Identification Walk - 3/24, 9-11a, Trailside Museum
Wildflower Walk - 3/24, 1-3p; Trailside Museum
Edible & Useful Plants Hike - 3/24, 4-6p, Trailside Museum
Be a Glen Helen Volunteer!  769.1902 x 103
Glen Land Stewards - 3/23, 1p; Trailside Museum
 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Nicky Lee-Hervey, 2009-2013

Nicky (right) with his life-partner Baby

There was a tiny disturbance in the force, yesterday, as we lost our beloved lovebird, Nicky. It happened rather suddenly and, although we have no way of knowing for sure, the little trooper didn't seem to suffer too much or too long - I noticed he didn't look well on Tuesday - he was found comatose in the bottom of his cage on Wednesday morning.

His beloved companion of four years, Baby the parrotlet, was by his side till the very end. I moved him to a comfortable spot and, true to form, he tried to bite me, but couldn't muster enough strength to sink his beak into my finger. That was when I knew the end was near.

Baby snuggled with him until his spirit departed. Then she flew up to a high perch from which she has been screaming mournfully ever since. The sound she is making, almost 24 hours later, is reminiscent of the calls Nicky made when Baby escaped her cage a couple years ago and was flying around in our backyard. He was a homing beacon for her then, and we have always credited him with saving her, as she finally returned to him some 3 1/2 hours later.

He was a clever guy, constantly working on removing the bars of his cage and succeding a couple times, ringing his bell, and dragging the stripped remnants of his millet spray up into his tent to make a nest for his partner. Whenever we would let him out, he would land on my shoulder and plant love-bites on my neck.

We will miss you Nicky. You were our hero.

This Saturday is last for Farmer's Mkt. this year

Note from the Winter Farmer's Market Team,

March 23rd - last day for the 2013 Winter Farmer's Market. The vendors are about ready to move to their outside summer locations so we're going to wrap up the market for another year. We will have greens this week - both Flying Mouse and Patchwork Gardens will be on hand, Max will have sprouts, Rex will have eggs, Kathy will be back with granola/honey/bread and of course, we'll have some of that wonderful maple syrup from Flying Mouse. Thanks to everyone who helped make the winter market a successful community event again this year.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

At the Library - Wednesday


Bench to Nowhere: Pope Particle discovered

A Cool Town Toon

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Uncork, Thursday!


Uncorked Creativity is this Thursday and next! Register by tomorrow to reserve your space.

Join us at 6:30 at YS Arts Council - 111 Corry Street, Yellow Springs. Pre-registration required. Register for this class at www.ysartscouncil.org/education/class-enrollment

Saturday Night at Clifton Opera House


Two major bluegrass bands will take the stage at Clifton Opera House on Saturday, March 23rd. The show starts at 7:30pm. "Where the valley and river shall meet" in Clifton! Join us for a wonderful night of traditional and not so traditional bluegrass! Box office opens at 6:30pm. The Clifton Opera House is located at 5 So. Clay Street, Clifton. Call 767-2343 for more information.

Monday, March 18, 2013

CMYS alternate concert - April 14

The alternative CMYS concert date to make up for this weekend's cancellation is scheduled for April 14 with The Aeolus Quartet - the performance will include the commissioned work by Yellow Springs native Allen McCullough that was planned for Mar 24. More info will soon be available at cmys.org.

Related post: Chamber Music cancellation

Swan Day Dayton - March 30

Building off of the success of last year’s inaugural standing-room only event, SWAN Day Dayton 2013 will be held on Saturday March 30th at 2pm at the Dayton Metro Library Main Branch Auditorium at 215 E. Third St.  Join artists and community members in a celebration of Ohio female artists. The showcase is free and includes films, poetry, plays, music, dance, short stories and visual arts. Win door prizes from featured SWAN artists and local arts organizations!

SWAN Day Dayton is part of an international celebration of women artists taking place on the last Saturday of Women’s History Month. There have been over 900 SWAN Day events in 23 countries in the first five years of SWAN Day.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

April is Wellness Month in YS



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WAYS, YSAC and Yellow Springs Community Library to offer first Annual Wellness Month presentations in Yellow Springs

  The Wellness Association of Yellow Springs (WAYS), the Yellow Springs Community Library and the Yellow Springs Arts Council (YSAC) are collaborating on the first annual “April is Wellness Month" in Yellow Springs. 

 Six free Wellness presentations will be held at the Yellow Springs library, 415 Xenia Ave, throughout the month.   Each presentation is designed to educate, empower and involve the public in modalities and practices for elevating health and wellness, as well as to build community awareness and participation.   Refreshments and door prizes will be offered at some of the presentations. The schedule follows:


Thursday, April 4, 6-7:30 pm  “Brain Fitness Can be Fun” with Carmen Milano, RYT

Monday, April 8, 6-7:30 pm  “Transforming Trauma & Cultivating Emotional Resiliency” with Amy Chavez, LMT, CCCE, CLD

Saturday, April 13, 2-4 pm  “Help Your Child Onto the Wellness Train For Life” with Erika Grushon, DC

Thursday, April 18, 6-7:30 pm  “Natural Pain Management” with Eric Rodriguez, MH, CCI

Tuesday, April 23, 6-7:30 pm  “Music Therapy... for the Mind, Body & Spirit” with Larisa McHugh, MA, MT-BC, RYT

Monday, April 29, 6-7:30 pm  “Learn Basic Chair Massage for Friends & Family” with Marybeth Wolf, Holistic Bodyworker

  Additionally, on Thursday, April 25, an OM Circle will be held at 7:30pm in the Yellow Springs Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. The event will bring people together to chant OM for 45 minutes. OM is referred to as “the sound of the universe” and is said to have healing effects on those who chant it as well as on the community at large. All are invited to join the circle. Event leaders are Deborah McGee, Polarity Therapist and Energetic Bodyworker, and Douglas Klappich, Reflexologist and Ayurvedic Practitioner.
 
Plans for 2014 include adding a Health and Wellness Fair to kick off the month-long event.  Watch here for the announcment of our Facebook page full of events once it is launched.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Chamber Music cancellation

Chamber Music Yellow Springs is sorry to announce that due to an injury to one of the violinists, The Daedalus String Quartet performance, with the commissioned work by Allen McCullough, schedule for March 24 has been canceled. CMYS is working toward an alternative date, hopefully in April, to present the next concert event. Please follow CMYS at http://cmys.org/ for announcements regarding concert schedules. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused in your plans for next weekend. Also note that the Annual Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles, scheduled for April 28, 2013, is not affected by the Daedalus cancellation.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Chili Cook-off this Saturday


Destination YS


Arts & Culture    
Antioch College Herndon Gallery One Morgan Place 937.768.6462
Appetite: An American Pastime  3/16-5/24; Hours Tu-Sa 1-4p
Opening Reception 3/16 7-9p; Lunch on the Lawn 3/17 1p
Antistoch A Fundraiser for WYSO 3/16, 8p, Glen Helen Building
A night of music from local bands Wheels, Gin Soaked Angels, Speaking Suns, Sport Fishing USA & more. 
  
Chamber Music Yellow Springs 1st Presby Church 937.374.8800
  
Eddie Eckenrode Gallery Sam & Eddies Open Books, Kings Yard
937.767.1966; Paintings by Eddie Eckenrode

Emporium Wines 233 Xenia Ave., 937.767.7077
Employee Art Show; 2/21-3/24
John Bryan Community Pottery 100 Dayton St. 937.767.9022
Hungarian Folk Artists Vera & Ference Bognar 3/11-3/16 
Join the artists in the studio Thursday & Friday 5-8p. 
Full Day Workshop - 3/16, 9a-3p ($45, all materials included)
Gallery & Open Studio Sat & Sun 1-4p; Classes Available
  
Village Artisans 100 Corry St., 937.767.1209
McKinney Middle School "Awesome in the Middle"; 3/1-3/31
  
The Winds Cafe 215 Xenia Ave. 937.767.1144
Claire Reynolds "Abstract Figurative Art"

"would you, could you" In A Frame 113 Corry St. 937.767.2962
The Work of Lee Funderburg & Paul Reif.  

Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery 111 Corry St., 679.9722
2013 Members Show "Fiber & Fabric" 3/15-4/14; We-Su 1-4p
Gallery Opening 3/15, 6-9p with a Runway Fashion Show at 7p.
 

Nature & Recreation
Glen Helen Nature Preserve 405 Corry St.; 937.769.1902
Spring Cleaning Naturally-Craft your own non-toxic products
     Bathroom Cleaners - 3/16, 10:30a-12:30p ($40/$60)
     Basic Toiletries - 3/16, 1:30-4:30p ($40/$50)
Wildflower Walk - 3/17, 1-3p; Trailside Museum
Be a Glen Helen Volunteer!  769.1902 x 103
Glen Land Stewards - 3/16, 1p; Trailside Museum