Saturday, June 30, 2012

Photo overload?

Villager Donna Haller has a great offer for those who are overwhelmed by the number of photos they have and don’t know what to do:“Beat the heat in my air-conditioned workshop. Stop by Tuesday and/or Thursday next week (July 3 and 5, 1-4 PM) to get help figuring out what to do with all those pictures you've taken. Organize 'em, put 'em in scrapbooks, make digital books??? I'm working on my books, so come on over and I'll be happy to help you. Feel free to call me--623-3233.” Great idea, Donna!

Simply Women 5K Run/Walk

Simply Women 5k run/walk for women & girls
Saturday, July 28, 2012
9-11:30 a.m.
Race starts at 9 am at Yellow Springs High School (on-site registration and packet pick-up 7:45 am to 8:30 am).

Join us for the 4th Annual Simply Women 5k! Bring your Mother, Sisters, Daughters, and Friends to enjoy a 3.1 mile run or walk from the high school through the tree-lined streets of Yellow Springs and back to the high school.

Register ($20) by July 13th and receive a Simply Women t-shirt.

Enjoy pre-race music and warm-up activities with certified athletic trainer, post-race awards, refreshments, and enter a drawing for prizes! This is a fun and empowering event for women and girls of all ages. Proceeds from this event benefit programming for Simply Women Ohio which seeks to promote fitness, health and wellness, and a supportive network for women and girls. Register online (or download mail-in form) at

Registration forms are also available at the YS Chamber office (train station at the north end of town), Wind's Cafe, Bentino's, Unfinished Creations, and Dino's Cappuccinos.

Yellow Springs High School
420 E. Enon Road, Yellow Springs

Friday, June 29, 2012

Summer in the Springs Garden Tour

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs will be hosting an open house and Summer in the Springs Garden Tour Saturday July 7, rain or shine.

The tickets are $10.00 and include refreshments and tours of 7 members Yellow Springs Gardens. Advance tickets are available at the Saturday Market, Yellow Springs and at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2884 U. S. Route 68 North on the day of the event, beginning with an open house 11 am to 1 pm. Members gardens are open 12noon to 3pm. Call 937-767-9131 for ticket information.

Late Night at Spirited Goat

Saturday, June 30, 2012
9 p.m.
Spirited Goat Coffee House
118 Dayton Street
Late night music with Transient Mode-Home

Born in historic downtown Dayton, Ohio, Transient Mode-Home is a gritty, sweet story teller. Transient Mode-Home pairs the Americana vocal and guitar styling of Dustin Underwood with the percussive nature of pianist/vocalist Matthew Lamm.

Dustin Underwood - Banjo, Vocals, Guitar, Percussion
Matt Lamm - Vocals, Piano, Percussion

For more info:

Pride Weekend Schedule

Official Schedule for Pride Weekend - Come Out to Make History in the Village and Celebrate Diversity!

4:30pm Gather in John Bryan lawn

4:30-5:15 Face paint, make signs, dance to the music, visit the hot dog stand, paint your body, drink some water, get your t-shirts & mardi gras beads & bracelets & dog and baby tutus & balloons & rainbow flags (all for suggested donations), decorate your bicycles, make noisemakers, help us put up flags downtown, frolic with friends, and have fun! We encourage you to bring your own decorations and sign making materials, but some will be available on site.

5:15-6:00, Remarks and testimonials

6:00-?? Sidewalk Pridewalk, finish with moment of silence at John Bryan Center lawn

7:00-close, After party at Emporium, wine tasting, and come get dirty with DJ Clean Gene!

1-3pm Gaunt Park "We Are Family" Picnic with music, dancing, karaoke, slip n' slide, water balloons, swimming, pick up kickball, and family fun - bring your own picnic and chairs, water provided

yarnbombing by Johanna Smith
photo by Susan Gartner

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Rachel Litteral at Brandeberry

We're lucky to have a sweet winery located just outside of Yellow Springs. On a summer's evening, it's so peaceful to enjoy a glass of wine and sit back and listen to the featured artist.

Brandeberry Winery
5118 W. Jackson Rd.
Th 12-8; Fr 12-9; Sa 12-10

Saturday, June 30, 6-9 pm
Singer, acoustic guitarist Rachel Litteral
New music; Classics

photo by Scott Stolsenberg

"Our Town" in our town

"Our Town" by Thornton Wilder
Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30

Showtime: 8 p.m.
Pre-show live music by the The (World Famous) Polish Town Orchestra. Orchestra members: James Johnston, Matt Minde, Glen Courtright, Mike Kremer.

Cutest orchestra you have ever heard. Music starts at 7:15 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church
314 Xenia Ave
Tickets are $10 at the door.

Read more here.

Call for vendors

Yellow Springs 3rd Annual Cirque Carnival coordinators are looking for vendors. The Cirque Carnival is Friday evening, 3 p.m.-midnight, July 20th on Dayton and Corry Streets in downtown Yellow Springs. Highlights of Friday’s Cirque Carnival include aerial and fire feats by & Soul Fire Tribe, performances from the Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse, the Kids Side Show play area, Zoot Theatre’s giant roaming puppets, and a vibrant music & arts festival. A free evening of music and fun!!

Fees: $25 for a merchandise booth and $50 for a food booth. Contact Erica Thomas at

YSKP hosts Chicken Cook-Off

Chicken Cook-off (Yumm!), July 18th at 6:00pm at the Antioch Amphitheater. Beginning at 6pm, guests are invited to sample chicken dishes from a selection of Yellow Springs chefs, including chefs from The Winds, Sunrise CafĂ© and Current Cuisine, followed by a free concert by the YS Community Chorus & Chamber Orchestra at 7:30p.m. This event is a fundraiser and will feature organic free-range chicken courtesy of New Liberty Farms. Cost $15/person.  Call to reserve a spot:  937-767-7800 or

The Chicken Banner (original title: Free-Range Chickens from this year’s Banner Fest) is graciously being donated by creator Evelyn LaMers to decorate the event. Thanks, Evelyn!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Chickweeds Belly Dance Class for teen girls

Chickweeds Belly Dance Class!
Saturday, June 30, 2012
3:00pm until 4:00pm
2nd floor dance room
Bryan Community Center, 100 Dayton Street

"Come for a free belly dance class this Saturday! It's in the dance room on the second floor of the Bryan Center. Open to all teenage girls in town, so bring your friends and a hip scarf! (Hip scarf is optional. I will have some to borrow!) No experience necessary!"    --Amelia Rose Tarpey

Instructor: Amelia Rose Tarpey
Find "Chickweeds Belly Dance Class" on Facebook!

The Healthcare Movie at Little Art

Learn about Canada's single payer health care system with this screening (donations appreciated) of THE HEALTHCARE MOVIE sponsored by SPAN Ohio (Single Payer Action Network). SPAN Ohio will be on hand to talk about the single payer movement in Ohio. Admission is a $5 donation to the Little Art. Read more here.

Saturday, June 30, 3 p.m.

Best Male Vocalist at Spirited Goat Friday

Friday at 7:00pm at Spirited Goat Coffee House, 118 Dayton St., Yellow Springs, join singer/songwriter/keyboardist Bill Kurzenburger for an evening of music. Voted Best Male Vocalist by Columbus Music Awards this month. Read about it here.

Sport Fishing USA at Emporium Friday

This Friday, June 29, 2012  6:30 p.m.
Emporium Wines and Underdog Cafe
233 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs
Friday Night Wine Tasting. Live music with Sport Fishing USA: Nathan Moore, Brendan Moore, and David Byrne

video by Megan Bachman

Two blissful hours creating art this Saturday

Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery
111 Corry Street, Yellow Springs
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. except during
the third week of each month.

Monday Morning Artists is a group that meets the first Monday of each month at the First Presbyterian Church in Yellow Springs. They are the featured artist this month at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery. Five creative arts one-hour workshops will be offered by the MMAs at the YSAC Gallery each Saturday through July 14.

This week, enjoy two beginner workshops back-to-back on Saturday, June 30.

Ann Gayek  - Nature Drawing (1-2 pm)

Learn to draw leaves and flowers in a loose and expressive manner.  No drawing experience necessary.  Bring your pencils, colored pencils and paper or sketchbook.  Some materials will be available.  The cost is $10 per person, limited to 6 people.  Call Ann Gayek @ 767-1584 to register!

Yuki Hall – Watercolor Greeting Cards (2-3 pm)

Learn the quick and creative way to make greeting cards with watercolor.  No previous experience with watercolors is required.  All materials will be provided.  Each person will go home with at least 3 original watercolor greeting cards.  Limited to 6 people.  The cost is $10.00 per person.  – Call Yuki Hall @ 426-7229 to sign up!

For more info about Monday Morning Artists, click here to visit their blog or go to

Yellow Springs Gay Pride Weekend

Yellow Springs Gay Pride Weekend
June 30-July 1, 2012

Saturday, June 30:
4:30pm Gather at John Bryan Community Center Lawn. T-shirts and goodies available for suggested donation. 100 Dayton St.

6:00pm Sidewalk Pridewalk through Streets of Yellow Springs
After-Pridewalk party at Emporium Wines, 233 Xenia Avenue, with winetasting. Come get dirty with DJ Clean Gene!

Sunday, July 1:
1-3pm “We are Family Picnic” at Gaunt Park, 500 West South College St. Kickball, swimming, and KARAOKE. Bring your own picnic. Water provided.

Come out and make history at the first ever Yellow Springs Gay Pride Weekend! Straight allies: Here's your chance to step up!!

photo by Susan Gartner

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

WYSO Open House

On Sunday, June 24, public radio station WYSO held an Open House at their new studios at 150 E. South College Street. It was an afternoon of family fun with food, live music, and tours of the new offices and studios. I took a picture of these young ladies as they waited in line at the face-painting booth. The new move includes updated audio equipment, a new broadcast tower and increase in signal strength to 50,000 watts.

On Friday, June 29, NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg will speak at the Dayton Art Institute's NCR Renaissance Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Her talk is titled: "How Art Will Save the World (and Whatever Else Occurs to Her)". Tickets are $50 and still available.

Click here for more details.

Enjoy a frothy mug at The Goat

Looks like root beer but it's not! Espresso served in a sweet A&W-like mini-mug at Spirited Goat, 118 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs. Take it outside and enjoy the refreshing sidewalk oasis on Dayton Street created by owner Michael Herington. Great job, Michael!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Monday Morning Artists Workshop

On Saturday, June 23, Libby Rudolf from Monday Morning Artists taught a watercolor class at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery. Twelve participants learned how to do a quick sketch followed by a wet-on-wet watercolor technique.

There are 3 remaining Saturday workshops:

June 30:
Nature Drawing with Ann Gayek 1-2 p.m.
Call Ann Gayek @ 767-1584 to sign up.

Watercolor Greeting Cards with Yuki Hall 2-3 p.m.
Call Yuki Hall @ 426-7229 to sign up.

July 14: Upper Body Massage for the Artist with Rebecca Ingebo RN, MSN, LMT, 2-3 p.m.
Call Rebecca at 937-426-8823 or 937-266-1504 to register.

Workshops are $10/participant and take place at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry Street, Yellow Springs. The current exhibit, "Exuberance," can be seen during open gallery hours, Wednesday-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. except during the third week of each month. For more information, visit

The next exhibit will be: "Emerging Artists" with a Third Friday Fling Opening Reception on Friday, July 20, 6-9 p.m. See you there!

photos by Susan Gartner