Friday, August 31, 2012

Weekend music at Brandeberry

Fri. Aug 31 - Gary Hill, 5:30-8:30pm
Sat. Sep 1 - Rachel Litteral, 6:00-9:00pm

Brandeberry Winery
5118 W Jackson Rd
Enon, Ohio 45323
Telephone: 937-767-9103

Beautiful night to be at Brandeberry Winery. Have a Sangria Wine Slushy with Baked Brie and Hot Pepper Raspberry Jam. Yum!!

Party at Super-Fly TONITE

Super-Fly Comics & Games Fifth Anniversary Party
and FREE Nerdcore Rap Show

On Friday, August 31st 2012, Super-Fly Comics & Games will be celebrating its 5th anniversary with an all-day sale of 50% off everything (that’s 10% for every year we’ve been open) and a nerdcore rap show featuring the musical stylings of Adam Warrock and Mikal kHill starting at about 9:00PM

For continuing updates, go to OR to Super-Fly’s Face book page:   For more information regarding the performers, see and

The sale kicks off at regular opening hours - 11AM and runs all day through the end of the concert at about 11PM at Super-Fly Comics & Games, 132 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, OH.   Call 937-767-1445 for more information.

Duke Dewey & Friends at Emporium

Emporium Wines & The Underdog Cafe

Friday, Aug. 31, we are pleased to announce that DUKE DEWEY & FRIENDS will be performing at the Emporium. Great rock n' roll music so bring your dancin' shoes...also the famous wine tasting from 7-10.....see you there!

Emporium Wines
233 Xenia Avenue
Yellow Springs

Thursday, August 30, 2012

New classes at Inner Light

Hot Vinyasa Detox Yoga
Saturdays 10:30-11:45am   Starts September 1

Tuesdays 6-7:15pm   Starts September 4
Cost: $50 for 4 weeks

Yoga in a heated room (90-95 degrees) enables our bodies to increase flexibility and wring out physical and emotional toxins that inhibit us from optimal well-being. Hot Yoga reminds us that physical challenge can lead the way to spiritual contentment by honoring and balancing effort with surrender. Please bring a towel, and perhaps your own mat, & bottle of water. It is best to eat 2 hours or more before a Hot Vinyasa practice and please HYDRATE RESPONSIBLY before, during, and after class. Recommended for yogis with experience or those that are accustomed to active exercise.

All classes are offered in a four week series format, with drop ins welcome if space is available. Please call or email to register:, 937-532-9315

Click here for more classes and descriptions.

Jen Ater
Inner Light Yoga & Wellness
120 1/2 Dayton St., Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Call for workshops, demos for Wellness Weekend


Thursday Sept 13, 7-8:30pm---Wellness Weekend kickoff party
Friday evening, September 21---Friday Fling in the Springs
Saturday, September 22, 10-4pm---Wellness Fair


(Saturday con't) 5:30 pm---Art Heals Exhibit at YSAC, Create Mandalas and learn mudras, and mantras for healing, followed by West African Dancers and DJ Ju Ju

Sunday, September 23---Wellness Workshops throughout the community. We are looking for workshop offerings.

Please help continue to get the word out to practitioners, artists, dancers, musicians, doctors, nurses, anyone related to health & wellness. I welcome feedback and ideas on how we can make this event fun and unique!


Monica Hasek, ERYT, director
Yoga Springs Studio
Yellow Springs & Springfield, Ohio

A Celebration of Yellow Springs

Please join us for a Celebration of Yellow Springs

becauseparentshavetogettheirkidstobedafterwards Event

Hail honored citizens of the wonderful Village of Yellow Springs!

We’re inviting all residents of the Village to please join us, your Community Foundation, for a Saturday afternoon of good food, fun games, and great company as we celebrate our beautiful Village. It’s all free—the food, the games, and especially the friendships. It’s our way of thanking you for being here, for being the community we have the privilege of serving and for supporting our great way of life.

Saturday, September 8, 5-7 p.m.
Mills Lawn Campus – Phillips Street Side
Free Food
Kids: Bring your parents!
Fun and fellowship for all YSers – young, old, weird, normal, silly, serious and curmudgeonly (though we think you’ll lighten up once you start singing and dancing)

To learn more, contact the YSCF offices at

The Yellow Springs Community Foundation: For almost 40 years, the Yellow Springs Community Foundation has existed to make life in our Village better for all of us.

"Art is the core of this city"

Lovely article on the npr website about Yellow Springs, including a wonderful picture of villager and Jafagirl ("just another flippin' artist") Nancy Mellon. Click here to read the article.

Zumba classes in YS

New Fall Schedule for Yellow Springs Zumba Classes
with Melissa Vanzant

Note a new 6 a.m. class at Mills Lawn School
on Wednesdays

Only $2 a person!!

Melissa is a fun and enthusiastic instructor. Classes are well-attended with easy-to-follow routines for beginners and veterans. For men, women and kids---all ages welcome!

Come join us!

Opening Reception and Talk at Herndon Gallery

Opening Reception for "If Becoming This" at the Herndon Gallery (Antioch College) tonite, Thursday, August 30 (7-9pm). This exhibition is part of Sheilah Wilson's series "You Are My Favorite Photograph."

There will be an artist talk at 7:30, and Wilson is creating a performance piece during the opening. She will be sleeping at the Herndon later this evening in a bedroom installed in the Gallery to create a new work for the exhibition.

Wilson will sleep over a written description of someone's favorite photograph and a piece of photographic paper, which will then be processed, scanned, and digitally printed, revealing the marks of her body, random light strikes, and other mysterious color traces. The resulting piece will then become a part of the exhibition. This is a continuation of her investigation into the body acting as a translation machine. Wilson approaches making photographs as a performance, using her body in direct contact with photographic materials to translate stories (or written memories) into visible marks.

Wilson could be sleeping over YOUR written description of a favorite photograph. The Herndon Gallery is collecting submissions and will select from them at the opening reception. The photograph can be a favorite professional photograph or a precious family photograph. Bring a handwritten or typed description of a favorite photograph, along with a scanned and printed reproduction to the opening.

"If Becoming This" will be showing from August 31 through November 16. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1-4pm.

For more information, contact Dennie Eagleson, or call 937-768-6462.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wilderness Survival & Adventure First Aid

Saturday, September 15
Glen Helen Wilderness Survival and Adventure First Aid
8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Join Eco Educators at Glen Helen to learn the basics of wilderness first aid and build confidence as an outdoors enthusiast. Course covers survival basics, including how to prepare ignition sources, creating simple shelters, fabricating stretchers and splits from scratch, finding and purifying water—and basic stabilization including taking baseline vitals and shock treatment. Participants leave with certifications as Emergency First Responders in CPR/Primary & Secondary Care, valid for areas within 30 minutes of a hospital.

Fee: $175 includes kit and certification, $150 for members. Please bring brown bag lunch.

Online registration required by September 1, contact register. Minimum class size of 6, maximum 16. Meets in Glen Helen Building Auditorium, Glen Helen Building, 405 Corry Street, Yellow Springs.

Whoo Cooks for You 2012

Whoo Cooks for You 2012
An Extraordinary Benefit Feast for
The Glen Helen Raptor Center

Sunday, September 9, 4-8 p.m.

With a name borrowed from classic call of the barred owl – whoo cooks for you! – this gathering explores the connection between the earth, the food on your plate, and supporting a healthy habitat for all. Guests will be seated at long tables across the Raptor Center lawn while enjoying close encounters with our resident birds, with a flavorful, home-style meal prepared by 5 celebrated local chefs. Tickets are $150 and seating is limited. All proceeds support the Raptor Center. Reserve your spot at the table at Beginning at 4pm with cocktails.

The Raptor Center at Glen Helen
1075 State Route 343, Yellow Springs Ohio 45387
Tickets are $150.

Read more here.

Reiki at Curves

I'll be offering Reiki Healing Therapy voluntarily at Curves in Yellow Springs on Labor Day Monday, September 3rd, from 1pm-3pm. For any ladies interested, I would love to help!

God bless all and namaste ♥ :)
Aiysha Walker

506 S. High Street, Suite A
Yellow Springs

Cyclops Fest 2012

When: Saturday, September 15, 2012
Time: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: John Bryan Community Center, 100 Dayton Street

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.

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

Outdoor Painting and Drawing Workshop

Birch House Artists Series
When: Wednesdays in September
Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Birch House, Jacoby Road

Birch House Artists Series returns!
Outdoor Painting and Drawing Workshop
Four Wednesdays in September (5, 12, 19, 26)
from 10am to 3pm.

The 4-part workshop series is informally led by four artists local to Yellow Springs. Sherraid Scott is a printmaker who reserves time for work with watercolors. Pat Robinow is a painter working primarily in oil with still life and landscape. Beth Holyoke is a ceramic artist and strawbale house builder who enjoys pastel landscapes. Margrit Tydings-Petree is a Kentucky-born mixed-media artist who enjoys figurative work along with travel drawing in pen and charcoal.

The artists workshop is a pilot program designed to gauge public interest in retreats and creative workshops. Proceeds benefit Glen Helen. You will be provided with directions to Birch House upon registration, along with any meal preferences.

The participation fee for all 4 weeks is $80 for Glen Helen Members, $100 non-Members. Box lunch is included. Proceeds benefit Glen Helen. You can register for a single session for one quarter of the price. While no formal instruction is offered during the series, a wide variety of medium is represented and encouraged. Please bring all necessary materials for your own work.

Check, cash, or credit/debit card can be accepted by Brooke Bryan at or 937.769.1902 ext 101.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Cemetery Restoration Workshop

The Warren County Genealogical Society will sponsor our fourth annual day-long cemetery restoration clinic on Saturday, September 8, 2012, at the Null-Blinn Pioneer Cemetery in Springboro, OH.

This day-long clinic will empower participants providing them with the tools needed to document, preserve and restore grave markers. The clinic will demonstrate in step-by-step fashion how to preserve and restore a cemetery, with recommendations as to what lay people should and should not undertake.

In the workshop participants will learn the basics of gravestone repair and preservation: proper cleaning of gravestones, how to level stones, to build new bases and repair broken stones. At the end of the workshop and under the supervision of experienced professionals, participants will have the opportunity to work on actual grave markers.

The clinic will be conducted by preeminent restoration professional, Walt Walters, educated in the principles of grave marker restoration and graveyard conservation as established by and studied at the Association for Graveyard Studies of Greenfield, Massachusetts.

The clinic runs from 9 am-4 pm and includes extensive workshop materials. Attendees will get some hands-on experience in the afternoon session. Cost is $40.

This clinic is sponsored by the Warren County Genealogical Society with the cooperation and support of the City of Springboro. For more information see our website at:

513-294-8752 or the WCGS at 513-695-1144

La Pampa at Peifer this weekend

La Pampa introduces traditional Argentine hardwood fire roasted local pork, lamb, and goat meats as well as whole chickens and “chori-panes”—Argentine sausage sandwiches with “chimichurri” sauce, as well as locally grown grilled vegetables.

La Pampa will host a special event for Sunday, September 2nd of Labor Day weekend—-a whole pig roast, chickens, and possibly lamb, dinner at Peifer Orchards for the whole family. Join us in the early evening (5pm-7pm) at Peifer’s located on State Rte. 68 between downtown Yellow Springs and Young's Jersey Dairy (across from the sunflowers!).

La Pampa will provide the food, grilled Argentine style “al asador,” and asks for a $12 donation per adult (kids free). We encourage people to bring drinks and a blanket to sit on. Please rsvp to let us know if you’ll be joining us, and spread the word!

In addition, La Pampa will be grilling local (Anderson Farm) sausage sandwiches, corn-on-the-cobb, and chicken specials on Saturday, Sep 1, from noon to 5pm. La Pampa will NOT be at Peifer’s this Friday, August, 31st, instead will be grilling for a private party offsite.

Read more here:

RSVP here: 937.767.1649

Call for art: Dare 2B Square

Village Artisans presents “Dare 2B Square,” a visual art show for emerging and established artists. It is located in one of the “coolest small towns,” according to Budget Travel magazine. Village Artisans is a cooperative of working artists of all mediums, offering a mix of unique gifts, handmade accessories, home décor, and original art. 

What is Dare 2B Square?

Dare 2B Square is a unique visual art show. We welcome painters, photographers and mixed media to the show. Past displays have included, wood, mosaic tiles, paint on canvas, mixed media and photography. All artwork shown must be 12x12 inches. All artwork will be displayed at Village Artisans, Yellow Springs, Ohio for the month of October. During this time artwork is available for sale with all proceeds going to the artist.

An evening reception will be held for artists, guests, and the public on Friday, October 19th, 2012, from 6-9pm, with light refreshments.

One Award will be given for Best of Show.  Best of Show winner receives a chance to participate for free in the next Dare 2B Square show. 

For application and guidelines, contact: 

Village Artisans
100 Corry Street
Yellow Springs, Ohio

YSKP Fall Classes

Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse offers an exciting new round of classes for all ages, running September 10-December 15th at The Playhouse, 910 Corry St. (next to the Antioch College Amphitheater). Schedule info can be found at  Contact: or call 937-767-7800.

Classes include: New Actors Club,  Ballroom Dancing, Creative Movement, Ballet/Modern Dance, Hip Hop, Club Glee, Kindermusik and The Fluid Core.  Participants in the New Actors Club and Ballet/Modern Dance will perform in the YSKP Holiday Show:  The New Bremen Town Musicians.

Photo by Juan-Si Gonzalez

Zumbathon for Claire Kaufman

Zumbathon® Charity Event for Claire Kaufman
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 1-3 p.m.
Hustead EMS
6215 Springfield-Xenia Rd., Springfield, Ohio 45502

Join us for 2 hours of Zumba® Fitness supporting 1 year old Claire Kaufman.

Claire was diagnosed after birth with Biliary Atresia and is in need of a life-saving liver transplant. 100% of the proceeds benefit the Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) in honor of Claire to assist with transplant related expenses.

So far 10 instructors have signed on to present at this event! Instructors include:

Jennifer Blauvelt
Connie Cain
Marcia Perio-Epps
Linda Blanton-Getz
Kim Goecke
Kellye Hickman
Cassey Roseberry
Athena Schutte
Alisia Smith
Melissa Vanzant

For more information on Claire visit:

Mills Lawn PTO Potluck

Don't forget to join us at the annual MLS PTO Potluck! This awesome event is this Wednesday (8/29) from 6:00 to 7:30pm at the back of the school. Bring a dish to share, your family, and enjoy the company as well as the soulful sounds of "Pop Rocks" (Mills Lawn's house band). Hope to see you!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Raggedy Edge at YS Library

Music in the Library

Raggedy Edge
Lynn Perdzock - Bob Farley

Tuesday, August 28, 6:30 p.m.
Yellow Springs Community Library
415 Xenia Avenue

Hear the combined musical talent of Bob Farley and Lynn Perdzock as they play a variety of Americana style music as well as popular standards from the 1920's to today.

Peter Mayer at Mills Lawn Oct. 27

For an enjoyable evening with the whole family, come see Peter Mayer in concert on October 27, 2012 at 7:00pm at Mills Lawn School. Tickets are $15 each in advance; $17 at the door.

Peter Mayer writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and the mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of "folk", and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself.

Peter began playing the guitar and writing songs when he was in high school. He studied Theology and music in college, and then spent two years in seminary. After deciding that the priesthood wasn't for him, he took a part-time job as a church music director for 8 years, while performing at clubs and colleges, and writing and recording his music. In 1995, he quit his job and started touring full-time.

Since then, Peter has gradually gained a dedicated, word-of-mouth following, playing shows from Minnesota to Texas, New England to California. He has nine CDs to his credit, and has sold over 70 thousand of them independently. Peter's recent release Heaven Below was in the top most played CD of 2011 according to the FolkDJ list with the song All The World Is One the fourth most played song of 2011. Additionally Peter's CD Midwinter had the #1 song for December 2011 and was the second most played CD for the month.

Mills Lawn School
200 S. Walnut Street
Yellow Springs or visit him on Facebook: Peter Mayer – from Minnesota!

Art Quilt Workshop starts Sept. 4

Have you ever wanted to try making an art quilt? The Miami Valley Art Quilt Network is hosting an art quilt workshop in Yellow Springs. The group will meet on the first Tuesday of the month (with no meeting the month of December and the January meeting will be on the second Tuesday). They will meet from 7-9 pm at the First Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Ave. in Yellow Springs.

The group will be doing hands-on exercises and working from the book “Adventures in Design” by Joen Wolfrom with the goal of finishing several art quilts by May 2013. Participants do not have to have read the book before starting.

The cost for the workshops is $1 per meeting which will be donated to the church. Quilters who wish to participate are required to become members of the Miami Valley Art Quilt Network by the second meeting. The annual dues are $15.

More information can be found at or by contacting Pam Geisel at

Image: "Cellular Structure VIII (Oval Shift)" by Sue Benner

Pig roast at Peifer? Contact La Pampa!

La Pampa is considering hosting a special event for Labor Day weekend on Sunday, September 2 -- a whole pig roast, chickens, and possibly lamb dinner at Peifer Orchards for the whole family. We are trying to get a sense of how many people would be interested in attending (and eating) with us in the early evening, 5-7 p.m. We would provide the food and ask for a $12 donation per adult (kids free). We would encourage people to bring a bottle of wine, beer, or seltzer to share and a blanket to sit on.

Please rsvp to let us know if you'll be in town and would like to join us! If we get good feedback, we'll confirm the event later this week! Watch this site or the La Pampa website for updates.

Mariano and Luisa
(937) 767-1649
Twitter:  @lapampa4
Facebook:  La Pampa, Yellow Springs, OH

Yoga workshop with Erich Schiffmann

Yellow Springs Yoga presents:
Erich Schiffmann
The Essentials of Freedom Style Yoga
Yellow Springs, Ohio Sept.7-9, 2012

Please join us for an uplifting, energizing and fun weekend of Freedom Style Yoga with Erich Schiffmann. Erich will share with us his approach to Freedom Style Yoga through discussion, meditation, asana, FreeForm practice, and relaxation. This workshop is suitable for students of all levels.

Erich has been named one of the most innovative yoga teachers in the country by Yoga Journal, and is author of Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness, numerous DVDs, CDs and digital downloads, all available on his website: Erich's style of teaching is unique and clear, full of humor, freedom and spirit. He has been passionately involved in the practice for over 40 years.

TIMES: Fri: 6:30 pm - 8: 30 pm; Sat: 10 am - 1 pm & 3 pm – 5 pm; Sun: 10 am - 1 pm
LOCATION: Bryan Community Center Gym, 100 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs Ohio 45387
COST: $295 for weekend. A $100 deposit is required to hold your space ($50 of the deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable).
INFO: 937.767.7727

Steel Painting Workshop with Mike Elsass

When: Thursday, August 30, 2012
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Where: Springs Gallery, 220 Xenia Avenue, King’s Yard

Dayton painter Mike Elsass is known for his striking abstract acrylic paintings on rusted steel. He has painted and taught throughout Canada and the U.S. and we’re happy to have him here with us again this year to share his knowledge and materials.

The class will take place outside Springs Gallery on Kings Yard. There is no age limit. All materials and supplies are provided and students can take home a piece of their own creation. The cost is $70. Advance registration is required. Registration forms are available on the gallery site: (below), on, and at Springs Gallery, 220 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. Questions? – Contact Springs Gallery at, 937-409-5047.  Workshops will be held outside the gallery on Kings Yard. Come prepared to get messy and have fun!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ice Cream Fundraiser for Claire Kaufman

Eat Young's Ice Cream AND help a girl out!

When: Sunday, August 26, 2012
Time: 1-4 p.m.
Where: The Glaesner Center at Bethel Lutheran Church,
2731 W. Jackson Road, Springfield
Corner of US 68 and W. Jackson Rd.

Ice Cream Social Featuring Young’s Jersey Dairy Ice Cream
In honor of Claire Kaufman

Suggested donation $5.00 – 10.00

Claire was born October 20, 2011 and was diagnosed the following day with Biliary Atresia.  Claire is in need of a life-saving liver transplant. With the cost of a transplant often exceeding $500,000, many transplant families are unable to shoulder the financial burden of such a procedure.  The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) is a national charity dedicated to organizing and guiding communities in raising funds for transplant-related expenses.  In Enon, volunteers are raising funds for COTA in honor of transplant patients like local baby, Claire Kaufman.

Claire is the daughter of Leah Moliengo and Kevin Kaufman.  Born on October 20, 2011, Claire was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia.  The doctors at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, have recommended a life-saving liver transplant.  An estimated $50,000 is being raised by volunteers.

All proceeds benefit COTA in honor of Claire to assist with transplant related expenses.  Visit Claires Web page at

For more information call Elise at (937) 206-5606 or Sherry at (937) 581-2909

Friday, August 24, 2012

Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival

The Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival will be held August 24 – 26th.  The festival will celebrate local and regional talent and artisans.  The festival will open at 4pm on Friday, August 24th.  Hours are 4 – 10pm on Friday, 9 – 10pm on Saturday, and 11 – 5pm on Sunday.  Visit the artisan booths located across from the shelter house and in front of the Clifton Union School.  Free admission.  This event benefits the Village of Clifton historic building preservation fund.

On Friday, The Soul Rebels jam band will kick off the entertainment at 6pm, followed by Soul Fire Tribe dancing at 8:30pm.  At 9:00 pm the Wright Brothers Band will take the stage.  Saturday’s entertainment includes Rob Heiliger and Crazy Joe at noon followed by The GoodVibes at 2pm.  The Wheels Band will perform at 5pm, followed by Deja Vu at 7pm, and at 8pm Daniel Dye and the Miller Road Band will close the evening’s entertainment.  Sunday, the New Mountain Heritage Bluegrass will open at noon with bluegrass and gospel.  Another bluegrass band, Steve Bonafel and One Iota will perform at 2pm, followed by Noah Back at 4pm.

Festival fare will be offered by several food concessions, something for everyone. The festival takes place on SR343 and Clay Street in and around the gazebo and shelter house. There will be activities for the kids, lots of great food and refreshments.  The beer tent will be set up adjacent to the shelter house. Free parking off of Clark Street and at the Clifton United Presbyterian Church on Jackson Street. Call 937)342-2175 for more information or visit

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Book-signing at Dino's

Author Christopher Buehlman to sign his newest book in Yellow Springs!

Book Signing September 4th at Dino’s Cappuccinos

Author Christopher Buehlman will be in Yellow Springs to sign his horror novel Those Across the River at Dino’s Cappuccinos Patio, 225 Xenia Avenue, on Tuesday, September 4th at 7:00 p.m.  Co-sponsored by Dark Star Books, Buehlman is a former Ohioan well-known from the Ren-Fest circuit. A 2007 award-winner for his book of poetry, Buehlman’s first novel is up for Best Novel at the World Fantasy Awards, with competition both from Stephen King and George R.R. Martin. Charlaine Harris says it is “One of the best first novels I’ve ever read” and reviewed it with Janet Evanovich on the Today Show as one of the must-reads of summer.

Wine Tasting at Clifton Mill

Friday, August 24 6pm

Red & White Wine Tasting

Clifton Mill
75 Water St .
Clifton , OH   45316
Phone: 937-767-5501

Una Festa Italiana

Una Festa Italiana
When: Sunday, August 26, 2012
Time: 4 p.m.
Where: The Glen House Inn, 1221 Glen Road, Yellow Springs

Una Festa Italiana
Show your support for Chamber Music Yellow Springs!

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.

Una Festa Italiana will be 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.

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.

AACW Blues, Jazz & Gospel Fest

AACW Blues, Jazz & Gospel Fest
August 23-26
Antioch College Amphitheater
Corry Street, Yellow Springs, OH

African American Cross-Cultural Works hosts a full weekend of music.

The festival will begin August 23 at 7:00 pm at Peach’s Grill 104 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs featuring Blooz ‘n’ Pomes.  This will be a poetry open mic open to the public.  Poets will be backed by a blues band featuring headliners from the festival. Blooz ‘n’ Pomes will continue until the poets and musicians run out of words and music.

On Friday, August 24, the festival will move to the Antioch College Amphitheater on Corry Street in Yellow Springs. There will be a variety of vendors as well as the following performers: Preston Shannon, Audio Show Band, Carl Shumacher Band, Larry Humphrey Band, Karen Patterson and the 5YZ Men.

Saturday, August 25 will be from noon-2 p.m. with a blues workshop hosted by Festival Performing Artists.  This will be followed by Innovation Stage performances by a variety of area musicians from 2-5 p.m.  Evening performers include: Veronika Jackson, Preston Shannon, 5 YZ Men, Dean Sims Hot Notes Band, Nerak Roth Patterson Band, Bluzion

The festival will culminate on Sunday August 26 with a Gospel Fest and Basket Meeting. The Gospel Fest will consist of live performances from local, national and international gospel artists. The Basket Meeting is an old time community tradition similar to a community potluck where participants are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch and socialize. Join us for the ‘Basket Meeting’ – Music starts at 5:00!

For more details and info, go to
Parking $5. Suggested donation: $12

This just in....Blues Daddy Nerak Roth Patterson will have the Wilberforce Choir backing him up on "This I believe" and "Set Me Free" on Sunday starting at 5!!!

Dog Stories at YS Library

Dog Stories
A Free Program for All Ages
Ron Jones, Storyteller

Saturday, August 25, 2 p.m.

Yellow Springs Community Library
415 Xenia Avenue

Presented by Tecumseh Land Trust and Greene County Public Library

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

TLT Sunflower Photo Competition

We are looking for fresh photos of sunflowers.
Do you have a great one you would like to enter?

The winner will be announced at the Tecumseh Land Trust’s Harvest Auction September 21st. The winner will receive two tickets to the auction as well as additional prizes. The picture and photographer will also receive recognition in publicity for the Land Trust’s 2013 auction. Photos must be received digitally or hard copy by September 14, 2012. Photos may be taken anywhere, as long as sunflowers are featured.

Photos may be e-mailed to or mailed to TLT, Post Office Box 417, Yellow Springs, OH 45387.

All photos entered into Tecumseh Land Trust’s Sunflower Photo Competition will be used by the land trust at their discretion in perpetuity including print and promotional materials and the TLT website.

TLT will give proper photo credit whenever a photo is used. Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to future use of their photographs.

Go to
or call 937-767-9490 for further information between now and Sept. 14.

Photo by Corrine Bayraktaroglu

Mountaintop coal removal discussion

Antioch College to present scholar on mountaintop coal removal

When: Thursday, August 23, 2012
Time: 1 p.m.
Where: Antioch College, McGregor 113

Appalachian scholar Shirley Stewart Burns will speak about the impact of mountaintop removal on Appalachian communities at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 23, at Antioch College in McGregor Hall, Room 113. This free event is co-sponsored by the Antioch College Diversity Committee and open to the public.

Stewart Burns is a guest speaker in the College’s global seminar on energy, one of series of courses at the revived college that addresses critical issues of national and international concern. Her presentation will include a public screening of the feature-length documentary Coal Country, a riveting exploration of the environmental, political, and societal impacts of coal mining in Appalachia .

An open discussion with Stewart Burns will follow the presentation and film screening. Contact Maya Nye at for information.

She is the author of Bringing Down the Mountains: The Impact of Mountaintop Removal on Southern West Virginia Communities, the first academic book on mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia and is widely considered the most complete look at the topic to date. Stewart Burns’ presentation will cover the complex social, cultural, political, and environmental relationships resulting from the process of mountaintop removal coal mining.

Sustainable food systems talk at Antioch

Antioch College alumna Annie Reichert ’06 will discuss her work and experience attending Vermont’s Table, an intensive five-week course in sustainable food production at Sterling College in Craftsbury Commons, Vermont, on Tuesday, August 28, at 7:30 p.m. in McGregor 113 on the Antioch College campus.

Sterling College is a small, liberal arts college with what Yankee Magazine calls “one of the most innovative farm-to-table education programs.” Reichert received a bachelor’s degree in communications, with a concentration in photography from Antioch College in 2006. She has been developing an interest in food production and small business operation while living in New York City. While at Sterling College, she is learning about the economics of farming practices and how to work with draft horses, and make cheeses and bread.

Sterling College produces most of their food, or sources it locally as much as possible.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Del Pueblo fundraiser at Emporium

Villager "DJ JuJu" will be DJing at a fundraiser for Del Pueblo, Inc. this Friday at the Emporium in Yellow Springs, mixing salsa, merengue, and reggaetón dance music. Del Pueblo is a non-profit (503c) social organization in Clark and vicinity counties dedicated to community building and advocacy for the empowerment of Spanish-speaking persons.

Friday, August 24
7-10 p.m.
Emporium Wines and Underdog Cafe
233 Xenia Avenue

MTFR Ice Cream Social 6:30 TODAY

Miami Township Fire-Rescue

Fire Department
Ice Cream Social
Tuesday,August 21
6:30-8:30 p.m.


Come and meet your firefighters and EMTs!

Ice Cream Sundaes
Fire Engine Rides
Jr. Firefighter Kombat Challenge
Ambulance Tours

At the shelter on Clay Street between North and Clark Streets in Clifton, next to an open park.

Embodying Conscious Femininity

Embodying Conscious Femininity Yellow Springs
September 21-23, 2012
Turner Conference Center at Camp Birch, 4057 Swimming Pool Road
Yellow Springs, Ohio
Deadline for Early Registration Fee ends Sept 1, 2012

Cost Early Enrollment $340.00, after September 1, 2012 fee is $380.00
Friday 6 PM - 8 PM • Saturday 9 AM - 5:30 PM • Sunday 9 AM - 3:00 PM

For more information contact Linda and Sherry at

Your tax deductible contributions to our scholarship fund will help us offer support to women committed to their inner journey who are otherwise unable to participate. Contact us for information.

Embodying Conscious Femininity Weekend Workshops invite you to explore and experience the frontiers of your unconscious in your own cellular being. A dramatic life event, a body ravaged by addiction or illness, a symptom that defies easy cure, a trauma that never quite allows life to move forward, or an emptiness that cannot be filled in the outer world may have already forced you to go inward searching for what is lost.

Learn more about this workshop and others at

Monday, August 20, 2012

Yelloween Scarecrow Festival 2012

Last year’s Yelloween Scarecrow Festival was a surprise success with late entries popping up all over town.

This year, the scarecrows will go up immediately following Street Fair (Oct. 13) and stay in place through Halloween.

Here’s the scoop from Yelloween Scarecrow coordinator Bob “Corner Cone” Swaney: “Once again, if you wish I will provide armatures on which to build your scarecrow. They are $20 each. Please order soon. Businesses and villagers are invited to participate. You don't have to build the scarecrow yourself. Last year I made a donation to the art department at Mills Lawn School and they made scarecrows for me. You may wish to do the same or solicit an artist to make it for you. It's always fun if the scarecrow in front of your establishment relates to your place of business but it is not required. Please feel free to contact me if you need some advice. My number is 767-2461. This worked out to be a very nice thing last year and I think there's a possibility of getting some national press if we do it up right.”

The scarecrow frame inserts in the flag pocket/hole in front of each business. If you don’t own a business but have an idea for a business, approach them! They’ll probably be thrilled to have someone who wants to take part on their behalf. Start thinking now. Scarecrows need to be weather-resistant and that takes some planning. Call Bob now!

Sea Glass Wire Wrapping Workshop

Summer Memory Jewelry –

Sea Glass Wire Wrapping with Catherine Wicks
Saturday, September 8, 2012
2 PM – 4 PM
Workshop Fee:  $40

Come to Springs Gallery for an afternoon to learn the basics of wire wrapping jewelry.  We’ll wrap some sea glass (of your choice) and make an elegant, 18” long pendant necklace and matching earrings.  Make an original creation as a gift for yourself or a friend.  All materials and tools are provided.  Advance registration is required.  Come and have fun!

For more information and to register, contact Springs Gallery, 220 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387, 937-409-5047,,

Photo: Sea glass necklace by Catherine Wicks; Photo by Christine Klinger

Call for vendors!

Save the date! 4th Annual Yellow Springs Zombie Walk Benefit for Home Inc. & Food Drive will be Saturday October 20th from 5-10 pm. Live Bands including Love Or Drugs and as always Doctor Meat! We still have vending spots open, $30 and $20 for YS residents.
Phone 937.398.4655

Parents' Coffee at the "Big Rock" Wednesday

Parents' Coffee (Jitters)

Whether you're a parent who has "First Day Jitters" or one just relieved your student is back in school, please plan on grabbing a cup-o-joe the first hour of the first day of school. The MMS/YSHS PTO will provide some good coffee by the "Big Rock" out front from 8:45-9:45 on Wednesday, August 22nd. This is a brand new event and is for any McKinney or YSHS parent. In case of rain, we will move into the school library. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

AACW Blues & Jazz Fest

YSKP Fall Classes

Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse Fall Classes start soon!!  Register now for classes in theater, dance and singing with offerings for children, teens and adults.  Classes will run from September 10th-December 15th.  For a complete listing of classes, go to:

Classes this fall include: New Actors Club,  Club Glee, Ballroom Dancing, Hip Hop, Ballet/Modern, Creative Movement, Kindermusik, and The Fluid Core.

For more information, please write to:  admin or call 937-767-7800.

All classes take place at The Playhouse at 910 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. The Playhouse is located on the Antioch Campus adjacent to the Antioch Amphitheater. Enter from Corry Street.

Call for descriptions

Artist Sheilah Wilson to sleep in Herndon Gallery for If Becoming This art exhibition

Sheilah Wilson is a photographer and videographer who uses performance as a way of creating photographic work. On the evening of her opening reception on Thursday, August 30, she will spend the night at the Herndon Gallery in a bedroom crafted especially for this exhibition.

That evening, Wilson will sleep over a written description of someone's favorite photograph and a piece of photographic paper, which will then be processed, scanned, and digitally printed, revealing the marks of her body, random light strikes, and other mysterious color traces. The resulting piece will then become a part of the exhibition.

This is a continuation of her investigation into the body acting as a translation machine. Wilson approaches making photographs as a performance, using her body in direct contact with photographic materials to translate stories (or written memories) into visible marks.

Wilson could be sleeping over YOUR written description of a favorite photograph. The Herndon Gallery is collecting submissions and will select from them at the opening reception. The photograph can be a favorite professional photograph or a precious family photograph.

Send in either a handwritten or typed description of a favorite photograph, along with a scanned and printed reproduction to:

Dennie Eagleson
Creative Director of the Herndon Gallery
Antioch College
One Morgan Place
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387

Entries must be received by August 29, OR come to the opening reception and artist talk which will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 30.

If Becoming This will be on exhibit from August 31 through November 16. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Dennie Eagleson, or call 937 768-6462.

Walking Tour of Yellow Springs

Walking Tour of Yellow Springs
When: Sunday, August 19, 2012
Time: 11 a.m.
Where: historical marker on Livermore Street on the Antioch College campus

History is an anthology of stories that beg to be told. Meet local historian, Robin Heise, for a walking tour of Yellow Springs at the historical marker on Livermore Street on the Antioch College campus at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, August 19, 2012 for a journey between the facts and fiction that makes up Yellow Springs.

Donations appreciated to support ongoing research.
Length of tour: 90 minutes; a one-mile walk

An Inside Look into Modern Farming

Sunday, August 19, 2012    Time: 2 p.m.
Where: 4835 Springfield-Xenia Road (US 68)

Tecumseh Land Trust presents:
An Inside Look into Modern Farming.
Ever wondered what’s inside those gigantic cylinders dotting the countryside?  Are you curious about how farmers decide what to grow, when to plant, and when to sell? What exactly is a replacement dairy heifer?

Join TLT for a tour of two modern farming operations – one grows corn and soybeans and the other raises dairy cows. The farmers, Jim Clem and Jim Timmons, will provide a tour of their farm and talk about their operation.

Meet at 4835 Springfield-Xenia Rd. (aka US 68), just north of Young’s. Visit for more information.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Weekend fun in the Springs!

It's one of those weekends where there is a LOT going on. Check the Yellow Springs Chamber Calendar to see at-a-glance what is happening and when.

Click here to go to the calendar.

Beautiful weather expected!!

photo by Scott Stolsenberg

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Call to all wellness practitioners and participants

Greetings Wellness Community!


The first annual Yellow Springs Wellness Fair is just 6 weeks away! The YS Arts Council has generously offered to host this event as part of their mission to integrate Arts and Wellness and support the gifted people in our community. The intention of the Fair is to create an opportunity to gather together and represent all modalities of health and wellness. Here is a glimpse of upcoming events:

Thursday: 7-8:30 p.m. Wellness Weekend Kickoff Party hosted by YSAC
Friday evening: Friday Fling: Experience Art
Saturday: 10-4pm Wellness Fair
Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Art Heals Exhibit at YSAC, Create Mandalas and learn mudras, and mantras for healing, followed by West African Dancers and “DJ JuJu”
Sunday: Wellness Workshops

If you are interested in Sponsorship, please get back to me by this Friday, August 17 to be included on the early bird marketing. However, we will accept sponsorship after this date.

Please help spread the word to practitioners, artists, dancers, musicians, doctors, nurses, anyone related to health & wellness. I welcome feedback and ideas on how we can make this event fun and unique!

More details to come!

Monica Hasek, ERYT, director
Yoga Springs Studio
Yellow Springs & Springfield, Ohio