Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Playathon for Hunger - day-long event, Saturday

Sponsored by the YSHS Band and Orchestra

Saturday, May 4th from 10am til 10pm at the Antioch Amphitheatre
(Mills Lawn School Gym if bad weather)

12 hours of music featuring The Hoppers, Noodle Factory, Luke Frazier, LCF, Blaze Wright, Cheap Science, the Yellow Springs Community Band, YSHS Band, YSHS Jazz Band, YSHS Orchestra, Warren Kearney and the Corner Cone Ukulele Club, Master Classes and more!!! We’ll also have local food vendors and drinks from the YS Music Boosters. Like to be a business sponsor or vendor for the event? Contact Dennis Farmer at: dfarmer@ysschools.org

No admission fee. All donations will go to local, regional and international agencies to help in the fight against HUNGER. Look for us on the YSHS facebook page and at the YSHS Music Website: http://www.ysschools.org/dfarmer.aspx

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Farmers Market opens this weekend

Farmers’ market season is upon us.  The Yellow Springs Farmers’ Market in King’s Yard will officially reopen this Saturday, May 4 at 7am until noon.  This week for our opening day, we’ll have vendors with fresh organic produce including lettuce, spinach, swiss chard, beets and more, organic meats and eggs, 100% pure maple syrup from Greene County, handmade soaps, native trees and shrubs, and vegetable starts.  Fab Ferments from Cincinnati will be there with their incredible sauerkraut, beet kvass, and kambucha.  Two new vendors will join us this year – Rue Farms with delicious homemade potato chips, desserts, candies, and spices; and Greenmoore Farms with locally raised meats, eggs, and homemade cherry syrup.

Every Saturday from now until mid November customers can be sure to find all locally grown or produced products at the Yellow Springs Farmers’ Market in King’s Yard located in downtown Yellow Springs behind the Trail Tavern.  Visit www.yellowspringsfarmersmarket.com or follow us on Facebook for more information.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mothers Day..? The bird is the word.

Are you wondering what to give your mother for Mother’s Day? How about a beautiful, relaxing walk with expert birder, Julie Karlson. On Sunday, May 12, Tecumseh Land Trust (TLT) is hosting a Mother’s Day Bird walk, led by Julie, who will teach you about birds, bird calls, and much more. The walk will be held on a permanently preserved property owned by Bud & Jean Marsh which features a healthy woods, prairie, and pond – all great bird habitat. Bring your mother and help welcome back the returning birds!

The walk begins at 4pm at the Marsh Property located at 171 E. Hyde Road in Yellow Springs. This event is free to the enjoyment of the public thanks to the generous support of our members.

The Tecumseh Land Trust is a local nonprofit organization that has preserved nearly 22,000 acres of agricultural and natural land in Clark and Greene Counties over the last two decades. The land trust also works to educate the public about land preservation options and buying food directly from farmers. Direct sales of fresh food, or of value added products made from local crops, increase farm income and stimulate the local economy.

For more information call TLT at 937-767-9490, e-mail Krista Magaw at krista@tecumsehlandtrust.org, or visit www.tecumsehlandtrust.org and click on “Calendar.”

Saturday, April 27, 2013


Antioch College is pleased to announce a   

  FREE lecture and

performance workshop

  by New York-based artists Eric Dyer and Maggie Hoffman
 Saturday, April 27
Lecture: 1:00 p.m., in McGregor Hall, room 113  
Workshop: 2:00 p.m., McGregor Hall, room 118  

Eric Dyer and Maggie Hoffman are founding members of Radiohole, a performance ensemble and on-going experiment in non-hierarchical creative collaboration. They focus on creating and performing original theatrical performances.

Their lecture will feature a blend of PowerPoint presentation and performance art, to create a medusa-media discussion of Radiohole, it's history and work. The artists will also discuss the installation Feed me, which is a part of Appetite: An American Pastime, the current exhibition in Antioch College's Herndon Gallery. 

The performance workshop, titled "The HoleShop," is a hands-on exploration of the creative ideas and processes Radiohole engages in developing its work. Its focus is less concerned with "methods" and "techniques" than with a consideration of what "non-hierarchical" collaboration can mean, how we "play" together in creative collaboration, and the ways in which everyday technologies can be creatively engaged.

Working together in small groups, participants will develop short performances utilizing an array source material (text, video clips, music) and some of the same technologies Radiohole utilizes. The workshop will culminate in the presentation of each group's work followed by a brief discussion.  Participants should dress in comfortable clothing.  The workshop is free and open to the public, but interested parties should contact the Herndon Gallery to reserve a space.

Radiohole has performed at venues in New York City such as The Kitchen, PS122, and in its own space, the Collapsable Hole. The company has toured nationally and internationally. In its fifteen-year history, Radiohole has created eleven full-length works and earned a reputation as one of New York City's leading experimental performance companies. 

For more information, contact Dennie Eagleson, creative director of the Herndon Gallery, at deagleson@antiochcollege.org or 937-768-6462.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Chamber Music competition - April 28

 Noctua Wind Quintet

The Finals of the 28th annual Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles will take place at 7:30 Sunday, April 28th in the First Presbyterian Church.  This is a public concert in which two under-30 professional ensembles will each perform before the audience and three judges for $7000 in prize money. 

This year’s finalists are the Calidore String Quartet, in residence at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, and the Noctua Wind Quintet, who are students at the Shepherd School at Rice University in Houston.  The Calidore,  Jeffrey Myers, Ryan Meehan, Jeremy Berry, and Estelle Choi, will play the first two movements (each) of the Haydn Op. 76 No. 3, the Mendelssohn Op. 13, and the Hindemith Op. 22 quartets.  The Noctua, Kayla Burggraf, Michelle Pan, Nicolas Chona, Thomas Morrison, and John Turman, will play Samuel Barber’s Summer Music, J. P. Rameau’s Gavotte et Six Doubles, and the John Harbison Quintet.  Both ensembles have been performing together for years and have won major awards.

The judges for the Finals will be Richard Waller, impresario and former principal clarinetist of the Cincinnati Symphony, Jackson Leung, DMA, conductor of the WSU Chamber Orchestra, and Sujean Kim, concertmaster of the Springfield Symphony and former member of the Corigliano Quartet, which won the CMYS Competition 15 years ago.

The purposes of the CMYS Competition are to give a boost to outstanding young ensembles in this difficult market for classical musicians, and to have a great concert in Yellow Springs.  The musical standards of the younger generation of musicians are astonishingly high, and the excitement of a competition often produces inspired performances.

There will be a free pre-concert lecture at 6:45 by Charles Larkowski, and a post-concert dinner and reception, for which a reservation is required.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $7 for students.  WDPR-FM (88.1) will broadcast the concert at10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 24th.

For further information or to make reservations, please phone (937) 374-8800 or visit www.cmys.org.

The last of the Little Art for awhile...

Today (4/26):

Cinema Paradiso - 4:00 p.m.
Amélie - 7:30 p.m.
King of Hearts - 4:00 p.m.
Harold and Maude - 7:00 p.m.
Amélie - 9:00 p.m.

Cinema Paradiso - 12:30 p.m.
King of Hearts - 6:30 p.m.
Harold and Maude - 9:00 p.m.
Amélie - 7:00 p.m.
Cinema Paradiso - 7:00 p.m.

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
Lecture & Performance Workshop McGregor Hall Room 113
Radiohole founders Eric Dyer & Maggie Hoffman; 1p
4/27, 7:30; Central Chapel AME Church, 411 S. High St.

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
Member Spring Show; 4/1-4/30
The Winds Cafe 215 Xenia Ave. 937.767.1144
Claire Reynolds "Abstract Figurative Art" 

Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery 111 Corry St., 679.9722
"3": Works of Sandi Sharp, Debbi Kampel, Leanne Foley
Gallery Hours We-Su 1-4p

Nature & Recreation
Glen Helen Nature Preserve 405 Corry St.; 937.769.1902
Lecture - Dr. Allen Hunt; 4/26, 7p; Glen Helen Auditorium
Hike - Dr. Don Cipollini; 4/27, 11a; Trailside Museum
Birding Buddies - 4/27 11a; Trailside Museum
Be a Glen Helen Volunteer!  769.1902 x 103

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Farewell reception for Amy Crawford

The Yellow Springs Senior Center invites the community to the Farewell Reception for Amy Crawford, Interim Executive Director and, for eight years, Coordinator of the Home Assistance Program of the Center. The reception will be Thursday, May 2, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00 pm in the Great Room of the Senior Center.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Playathon 2013

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Devil's Backbone at Emporium - Friday Nite

Emoji       Friday, April 26th - 62 degrees and sunny

Well, it’s about time!...  time to come on down to the Emporium and celebrate the arrival of Spring. 

Please join us from 7-10 pm for wine-tasting, dancing, and good company.

Featuring Devil’s Backbone- Jeanne Ulrich, Carl Schumacher, Tim Beach, and our new drummer, Jason McClean! 

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Uncorked - 4/25 & 5/2

Lilly's Sunshine Team

This from Ruth Lapp:

Please join Lilly's Sunshine Team on May 19 at Dayton's Island Metro Park to raise funds to find a cure for Cystic Fibrosis. We are walking to help Lilly, our granddaughter, and all the other children who have cystic fibrosis by raising funds to find a cure.

Please click on


to learn more about Lilly and cystic fibrosis

We are also supporting Kites for a Cure on May 15 at the
First Presbyterian Church where, for a donation, you can enjoy a supper, music and go home with a hand decorated kite. You can also buy chances to win tickets to some fun kid events in the area.

Curves of Yellow Springs is also helping by accepting donations for Lilly's Sunshine Team with the Paper Dolls Project.

We are adding more sites accepting donations so look for signs around town.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Wait Wait... Cinema Event

Ever wonder what Carl Kasell looks like when he does his impersonations of newsmakers?

Now's your chance to find out. NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! is coming to the big screen - right here in the Miami Valley with host Peter Sagal, and panelists Mo Rocca, Tom Bodett & Paula Poundstone  as well as special guests you won't want to miss.

Join WYSO for the first ever Wait Wait... cinema event, beamed LIVE from New York on Thursday, May 2, at 8PM at the Regal Cinema in Beavercreek.  Click here for ticket information.  

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Job posting in Yellow Springs

Executive Director.  Yellow Springs Senior Center. 30 hrs. per week. $33,000. per year. Necessary skill areas include effective communication, management, fiscal oversight, computer literacy, organizational development, grant writing, fund raising, long-range planning and ability to relate to diverse populations, especially older people. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience. Deadline: midnight, 5-13-2013. EOE. Please send resume to YSSC Search Committee, P. O. Box 144, Yellow Springs OH 45387, or email ysscsearchcommittee@gmail.com, or deliver to 227 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Last Reel before Little Art digital renovations

Saturday Night at Clifton Opera House

Have you ever heard a German Band that plays genuine German-style music from German music scores as well as playing genuine Big Band hits and remembrances?  Well, look no further than the Sauerkraut German Band  and they are coming back to Clifton!  A long time favorite of the Clifton Opera House, Dick Ray and the band will be in great form on Saturday, April 20.  The show starts at 7:30pm, box office opens at 6:30pm.   
And remember their signature song... "Ein Prozit"... they finish every show with a great rendition.   The Clifton Opera House is located at 5 So Clay Street, Clifton.  Call 937-767-2343 or 937-342-2175 for information.  Check out the website www.cliftonoperahouse.com

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

YSAC Gallery Exhibit

Free Comic Book Day

Super-Fly Comics & Games
Offer Free Comic Book Day!

Yellow Springs, OH (April, 27 2012) – On May 4h, the first Saturday in May, Super-Fly Comics & Games will be offering the twelfth annual Free Comic Book Day.  In this nationwide celebration of the comic book art form, over 4.6 million comic books will be given away by thousands of participating stores, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books!

 “Today’s comic book industry is vastly different than it was twenty and thirty years ago; the diversity of the comic book medium has been steadily growing since its inception over eighty years ago.  The wide array of comic books being published today ensures that readers of all ages — children, teens, and adults – can find something appropriate that will stir their imaginations,” said Anthony Barry, Owner of Super-Fly Comics & Games. 

Celebrating its twelfth year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be a smashing success, spreading the word that comics are terrific reading. “Even if (or, frankly, especially if) you have never picked up a comic book, stop in and check it out, because you never know what you will end up finding.”
In addition to the free comics which will be distributed (while supplies last), Super-Fly will also have a number of other reasons for shoppers to enjoy the event.  Super-Fly will feature appearances by artists Rusty Shackles, Adam Hicks, Patrick Baumgardner – as well as performances by nerd rapper Adam Warrock and comedian Viet Huynh.
Regular updates, information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at www.FreeComicBookDay.com. For more information regarding the local events,including specifics on sales and other attractions please check out http://superflycomics.com, http://www.facebook.com/superflycomics

Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 10 AM and runs until 10PM at  Super-Fly Comics & Games, 132 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, OH as well as Dark Star Books, 237 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs, Oh. Call 937-767-1445 (Super-Fly) or 937-767-9400 (Dark Star) for more information.