Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Readings by Aurelia Blake and Kai Cooley

Local writers Aurelia Blake and Kai Cooley will read some of their work at the Spirited Goat Coffee House Monday, August 13th at 6:00 p.m.
Aurelia Blake has taught in the Yellow Springs schools since 1996 and has coached Power of the Pen since 2000.  She has recently returned from her second trip to Rwanda where she is working to establish a creative writing program in the schools.

Kai Cooley grew up in the hills of Southern Ohio with the10,000-acre Edge of Appalachia Preserve as her backyard.  She is an Antioch alumna and was part of a Zen writing group for nearly a decade.  
Pictured: Aurelia Blake

11th Annual Vintage Truck Show

Saturday, August 4, 2012
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Young’s Jersey Dairy, 6880 Springfield-Xenia Road, Yellow Springs

Ertel Publishing’s Vintage Truck Magazine will host its 10th annual Vintage Truck Show on Saturday, August 4th, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

This FREE event, which features colorful and restored trucks from the early 1900s through modern times, is located on the grounds of Young’s Jersey Dairy on Route 68, 5 miles south of I-70 at Springfield, Ohio. The show will include trophies for exhibitors, door prizes, and FREE gifts for kids. Live music and entertainment. Food and special “vintage” treats will be available for sale at Young’s Jersey Dairy.

Preregistration for exhibitors is recommended, but not required. The first 150 preregistered participants will receive a FREE gift. Primitive camping is available at nearby John Bryan State Park.

For more information, visit www.vintagetruckmagazine.com or email Jamie Lee Hamilton at jamielee@ertelpublishing.com or call 937-767-1433 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern standard time, Monday-Friday.

Young’s Jersey Dairy
6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
(937) 325-0629

Mack and the Rockets Friday

Don't forget...this great fun band will be at the Emporium this Friday, Aug 3 at the wine tasting from 7-10 p.m. ....See you there!

Calendar Photo Contest Deadline TODAY

2013 Calendar Photo Contest :
Calling All Photographers

Glen Helen is seeking creative images for our 2013 Wall Calendar!

The diversity of habitats and wildlife in Glen Helen’s nature preserve provides outstanding photo opportunities for photographers at all levels of experience. We invite both first time visitors and long time friends to send us photographs taken in the Glen for a chance to be featured in our 2013 Wall Calendar.

We are seeking a variety of images that convey the different moods and seasons of Glen Helen -- an iced-over spring, a flower or animal only found at a certain time of year, a lush green meadow on a summer day, a foggy morning sunrise in late fall—images that capture what is special about Glen Helen throughout the year.

Proceeds from the calendar sales are a significant annual fundraiser for Glen Helen, contributing to the continued protection and restoration of the Glen Helen Ecology Institute’s 1000-acre nature preserve and the programs of Glen Helen’s Raptor Center, Outdoor Education Center and Trailside Museum.

Entries, including entry forms, must be submitted online by 5 p.m. TODAY, July 31, 2012.

Photos must be taken of or within the Glen Helen Nature Preserve and depict its natural beauty. The winning images will be judged on aesthetic merit as well as how well they combine with other images to create an attractive calendar.

Click here for contest guidelines.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Springs Gallery - Call for artists

Springs Gallery is looking for one or more artists who would like to join me. Share duties, profits and expenses, and keep 100% of your sales. Anyone who is interested - please stop in, email, mail, or call to discuss. Springs Gallery, Kings Yard, 220 Xenia Ave., YSO, 45387, cklinger@earthlink.net, 937-409-5047. Open Wed. - Sun. Noon - 6 pm.

Christine Klinger, Artist/Owner, Springs Gallery. www.springsgallery.blogspot.com, www.facebook.com/springsgallery.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Call for scripts!

The Second Annual Yellow Springs 10-Minute Play Festival will be held on October 26 and 27, 2012 at the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs. Performances will start at 8 p.m. The festival features plays by local playwrights with local actors and directors. For more information email GunchPress@yahoo.com.

Call for scripts by local playwrights

The Yellow Springs 10-Minute Play Festival is calling for script submissions from local playwrights. Scripts will be accepted for review from writers who live or work in Yellow Springs or Miami Township. Running time should be no longer than 10 minutes. The deadline for script submissions is September 7, 2012, for performance in late October.

Last year's 10-Minute Play Festival was a success beyond anything organizers Kay Reimers and Virgil Hervey anticipated. This is something they would like to make into an annual event.

Scripts may be sent as email attachments to gunchpress@yahoo.com or mailed to Gunch Press, P.O. Box 544, Yellow Springs.

Read recent review in Dayton Daily News here.

Photo from 10-Minute Play Festival 2010 by Susan Gartner

Back to School Chess Camp Aug 13-17

Back to School Chess Camp
Register early! Tuition only $100

Held at the Emporium/Underdog Café
233 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs
Mon.-Fri., August 13-17

Hosted by Mister Omar’s Chess Academy
Refreshments and breaks provided.
K-3: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades 4 and up: 3-5 p.m.
Phone: 614-209-5596

Una Festa Italiana Fundraiser for CMYS

Una Festa Italiana
Show your support for CMYS!

CMYS will hold a special fundraising event at the Glen House Inn on Sunday, August 26 beginning at 4 p.m. Please help keep the good music coming by supporting CMYS.

Chamber Music in Yellow Springs is presenting Una Festa Italiana, an intimate gathering with Italian food, wine and music at the Glen House Inn, an Italianate villa dedicated art in Yellow Springs.

The music will be a sampling of Italian Baroque sonatas for violin, harpsichord, and cello. The performance will be by the ensemble of James Johnson and Mary White on violin, Franklin Cox on cello, and Barbara Leeds on harpsichord. Refreshments will be hors d'oeuvres and light desserts with Italian wines, sodas, and waters.

The $60 ticket includes a $50 tax-deductible donation to Chamber Music in Yellow Springs.
Tickets may be ordered online at Brown Paper Tickets.  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/261294

Brown Paper Tickets accepts payment via credit card or PayPal. Tickets may also be ordered from CMYS by sending a check to CMYS, PO Box 448, Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387. Seating is limited; reservations need to be made by August 22, 2012.  For more information, call 374-8800.
Visit the Chamber Music Yellow Springs website:

Visit the Glen House Inn website:

Glen House Inn is located at 1221 Glen Road, Yellow Springs, OH. Call 937-767-7899.

Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project at YS Library

Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project
Yellow Springs Community Library
415 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs
Monday, July 30, 7 p.m.

This will be an information-sharing meeting to bring together those who are already working on the feral cat problem and those who want to get involved.

If anyone is interested in helping get some of Yellow Springs' feral cats spayed and neutered, please feel free to join us at the library Monday night at 7pm. In addition to people willing to trap and transport them, we will also need people who can throw in some money (it's $30 for males and $35 for females), as well as caretakers for the females who can't be released for two days post-surgery. We will be sharing resources and efforts in YS to address this issue. A local resident will share experiences of trapping, fixing and re-releasing one of our feral pairs. Thank you!

It's Block Party time!

Block Parties will be held August 18-19 at whatever time you choose. Sponsored by the Human Relations Commission, these Block Parties strengthen neighborhoods and build community. If you would like to host a Block Party or help out with a Block Party effort already in progress, contact Patti Dallas at 767-7884 or pattidallas22@sbcglobal.net for details and to receive a Block Party Goodie Bag.

End the summer with a feel good event!

Pictured: Davis Street Block Party, August 20, 2011
photo by Susan Gartner

Come see 404 Dayton Street TODAY

Our local Town Drug druggist, Tim Rogers and wife Stefi Campbell will be opening their new home at 404 Dayton Street to the community to come inside and check it out this Sunday. What a sweet community invitation to villagers who have been asking about the new construction!

Please bring a snack to share, a drink and come and help them celebrate their new home.

Sunday, July 29
3-5 p.m.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Les Groby at Spirited Goat

Les Groby
guitarist and singer
Performs popular songs from the 1920s to present

Spirited Goat Coffee House
118 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs

Saturday, August 4
7-9:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cyclops Fest 2012 - September 15

Join us for the 2nd Annual Cyclops Fest on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the John Bryan Center in Yellow Springs, Ohio from 10 am to 7 pm!
Cyclops Fest is an epic festival of handmade goods, music, culture and D.I.Y. wonderfulness! Cyclops Fest is brought to you by Urban Handmade and Basho Apparel. Premier festival sponsors returning for their second year are The Dayton City Paper and WYSO.

Last year’s Cyclops Fest was a huge success with a larger than expected turn out, over 50 handmade vendors, great food and 5 musical acts. This year will be even better with more handmade vendors (inside and out), live demos, kids activities and more music. Come see what it’s all about. Located in the heart of Yellow Springs, Cyclops Fest will have something for everyone!

We look forward to showcasing handmade vendors, service vendors and food vendors! Please subscribe to Cyclops on the homepage or e-mail us and we’ll add you to our mailing list! Interested musical performers and volunteers please contact us.
Visit cyclopsfest.com

Can’t wait to see you at Cyclops Fest 2012!

Take a book, leave a book: Little Free Library

Little Free Library #2053 was installed this morning in Moya Shea's front yard at 310 S. High Street, Yellow Springs. Thanks to Moya Shea for purchasing the Little Free Library, Two Clowns Mowing for creating and landscaping an appropriate space in Moya's front yard, and Tom Osborne for constructing a secure foundation.

All are invited to our neighborhood Little Free Library, a mini-library open 24/7. Take A Book: Return it to any Little Free Library or pass it on to a friend. Leave A Book: Leave a little note inside the book saying why you liked the book if you want to.

This Little Free Library belongs to everybody -- neighbors, friends, dog walkers. Anyone can use it. Let's all watch over it and see how it grows.

For more info, visit www.littlefreelibrary.org

Read about another Little Free Library installation here.
photos by Susan Gartner

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Free Shakespeare! presents The Merchant of Venice

When: Friday through Sunday, July 27-29, 2012
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Antioch College Outdoor Amphitheatre, 795 Corry Street Free Shakespeare! presents The Merchant of Venice

All shows at 7pm. ADMISSION: Free.

This drama is one of the great plays, classified as a comedy, by William Shakespeare.

For more info: www.facebook.com/spreadthewords

Read review in Dayton City Paper here.

Poetry Reading with Christine Leclerc

Poetry Reading with Christine Leclerc
Thursday, August 16, 2012, 7:00 p.m

Christine Leclerc is a Vancouver-based author and activist. She is the author of Counterfeit (Capilano University Editions, 2008) and an editor of The Enpipe Line (Creekstone Press, 2012), 70,000+ km of poetry written in resistance to the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal. Leclerc is a University of British Columbia Creative Writing Program graduate whose poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in magazines and journals across North America. She has been known to direct community theater in corporate headquarters and board oil rigs at sea.

LOCATION: Olive Kettering Library, Antioch College
CONTACT: Gariot P. Louima, Writing Institute Coordinator, writing@antiochcollege.org

Feral cat discussion at library July 30

Friends of ferals (cats) in Yellow Springs meeting at the Library NEXT Monday, July 30th at 7PM. The purpose will be to 1.) Meet and strengthen network of concerned people 2.) Share/educate interested residents about TNR (“Trap, Neuter and Return”) and 3.) Determine the need/interest in a team effort for TNR in Yellow Springs. At www.alleycat.org

Visit www.alleycat.org and review "How to Trap Neuter and Return" and "How and When to Care for and Socialize Feral Kittens" and you will be in the loop for discussion! Thank you for all who are interested! 

--Vanessa Hale

Crowd fundraiser for Vitruvian Brewing Co.

Villagers Shane and Jacqui Creepingbear are doing a crowd fundraiser for their brewery, Vitruvian Brewing Company. Help them go viral and please share this link.

The Vitruvian Brew Corp (VBC) is a specialty-beer microbrewery located in Yellow Springs, OH.  This is a new business in its start-up phase, seeking investment capital.  Click here or visit the crowd fundraising website: http://www.indiegogo.com/vbc

There’s a good article about this effort in today’s Dayton Daily News. Click here to read.