Saturday, September 29, 2012

Party Sunday with La Pampa

Party with La Pampa!
Sunday, September 30, 2012
5-7 p.m.
Peifer Orchards, 4590 U.S. 68 Yellow Springs, OH
La Pampa’s having another party! Come out to Peifers Orchards on Sunday, Sept 30th from 5-7pm. Bring your own drinks and a blanket to sit by the bonfire. We’ll have a bit of everything grilling–whole pig roast, local chicken, veggies. Adults – $12, Kids – free! RSVP and help spread the word…

La Pampa is named for the region where Mariano Rios, the business’ owner and cook, was born and raised in Argentina. Mariano’s father worked herding sheep and cattle, and later as a professional butcher for many years.  Mariano learned the art of the “asado” and “parrilla” fom his father, who to this day, grills the best whole cuts in town.
 (937) 767-1649 
Twitter: @lapampa4
Facebook: La Pampa, Yellow Springs, OH

Intro to Glen Helen Hike -- TODAY

Intro to Glen Helen Hike

When: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Time: 3:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Where: Glen Helen Building Parking Lot, 405 Corry Street, Yellow Springs

Glen Helen Ranger Susan Smith will be your tour guide for a whirlwind introduction to the history, programs, and people of Glen Helen. This two-hour hike visits the Nature Shop, the Auditorium, the Raptor Center, Trailside Museum— and all the natural landmarks in between. Departs from the Corry Street Parking lot, 3:15pm.

Photo by Corrine Bayraktaroglu

Friday, September 28, 2012

Bus excursions to the Symphony!

Subscribe to the Dayton Philharmonic and/or the Springfield Symphony. Ride the Yellow Springs school bus—no worries about driving, parking, snow, or darkness, or the price of gas. Socialize with your friends and neighbors. Deep discount group rate.

Bus departs from Yellow Springs High School parking lot at
7:00 p.m. (really!) and returns about 11:00.

Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra:
12 October 2012 (Friday)
9 November 2012 (Friday),
10 January 2013 (Thursday)
1 February 2013 (Friday)
15 March 2013 (Friday)
11 April 2013 (Thursday)

Adults, any age: $85 all-inclusive for six concerts, including free bonus ticket to the Dayton Ballet or the Dayton Opera. These are upper balcony seats.

Students: Ride the bus free. Bring $6 cash to each concert for special student ticket.

Springfield Symphony Orchestra:
29 September 2012 (Saturday)
10 November 2012 (Saturday)
25 February 2013 (Saturday)
16 March 2013 (Saturday)

Any age: $76 all-inclusive for four concerts. These are orchestra and mezzanine seats, some of the best in the house. Make checks payable to YSYOA (Yellow Springs Youth Orchestra Association). Purchase tickets by cash or check over the counter at Town Drug. Subscribe to either series or both. Enrollment limited to about 36 for each, the practical capacity of the school bus. First come, first served.

Phone Jeff Huntington at 767-7001 for information. (

A Country Gathering with the "Junk Diva"

A Country Gathering
with the "Junk Diva" at This Old House
Saturday, October 6, 10-5
Sunday, October 7, 11-3

Quality Craftsmen and Antique Dealers selling their wares in a country setting. Country music and great food!

6295 Springfield-Xenia Road
Springfield, OH
(State Rt. 68, 2 miles north of Yellow Springs, 4 1/2 miles south of I-70, Exit 52A)

For more information call:
Susan Krapf 937-325-3111 or 937-475-3240
New Dealers Welcome
Call Soon!

Free Kindermusik Demo Class

When: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Time: 10-10:45 a.m.
Where: The Playhouse, Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse, 910 Corry Street

Free Kindermusik Demonstration Class with Jill Becker on Saturday, September 29th from 10-10:45am for children 18 months-3.5 years old at the YSKP Playhouse, 910 Corry St. next to the Amphitheater. For info or to reserve a spot, call  937-767-2646  or write

Benefit Concert for Hospice of Dayton

Benefit Concert for Hospice of Dayton
When: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Time: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: Spirited Goat Coffeehouse, 118 Dayton Street

All proceeds go to Hospice of Dayton
A day of music! Come together with family and friends to support a worthy cause.

Gin-Soaked Angels
Full Circle
Spiny Norman
Rachel Litteral
Jonathan Hamilton and more

For more info, contact:
Ryan Stinson  937-312-5111
Anna Burke  937-838-5177
Amanda Burks  937-256-4490

Local quilters in Dayton Library exhibit

Local quilters Pam Geisel, Lori Gravley, and Fran LaSalle recently participated in a group quilting project with other members of the Miami Valley Art Quilt Network. Photographs were taken of Dayton landmarks and then the photos were divided into pieces with each quilter taking a different piece. The finished quilts are now hanging together along with the original photograph that the quilters used to create their pieces and are on display on the second floor of the Dayton Metro Library, 215 E. Third St. in Dayton through Dec. 27, 2012. There will be an opening reception this Sun., Sept. 30 from 1:30-4:30 pm.

Pictured: "Take Me Out to the Ball Game (outside)" by Pam Geisel, Sept. 2012.

Home Inc. Fundraiser: Progressive Dinner

Great food….great wine…new friends.
Yellow Springs Home Inc. Progressive Dinner
Saturday, November 3
Starts at 6 p.m. at the home of Maureen Lynch & Richard Lapedes
One vegetarian home, other gourmet options. $45 per person or $80 per couple
Seating is limited. Please contact Susan Bothwell at 767-1206 or
Help keep our community vibrant. Support affordable housing for families, seniors and our local workforce by enjoying a great evening!
Yellow Springs Home Inc.

(937) 767-2790

Uncorked Creativity: Extract & Abstract

Uncorked Creativity: Extract & Abstract
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
6-8 p.m.

Eat, Drink, Make Art...Inspired by our Gallery Shows!
Adults - All Experience Levels - Led by Artist Sarah Strong

Thursdays, 10/4 & 10/11, 6-8pm
$25 (for two-class series)

Looking for a creative and exhilarating departure from the norm? Uncorked Creativity is the answer! Find inspiration in the abstract and whimsical patterns of YSAC's current show, "Glenn Owen: The Last Two Years of My Life." Explore principles of design with local artist Sarah Strong, who will lead you through the process of creating a unique piece of art during this 2-part series.

Feed your mind and your creative spirit! Bring your favorite bottle of wine or an appetizer to share during the class. Come alone or invite your friends. All experience levels are encouraged and art materials will be provided. Try your hand at Art! Sarah will lead a discussion of Owen's work and guide you in making your own beautiful creation. Dive in with friends and new faces for two evenings of fun and fine art!

This is not your average art class...It's a social night out!

Space is limited. Contact us at or 937-679-YSAC (9722) to reserve a spot. Payment due at first class. Workshop location: Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry Street, Yellow Springs

Photo by Judith Wolert-Maldonado

Artist Reception at YSAC

Ingrid Edwards -- Circles and Pocketbooks
Artist Reception
Friday, October 19, 2012
6:00pm until 9:00pm

YS Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry St., Yellow Springs

Ingrid Edwards's life has been a work of art, and you will enjoy the reflection of her nearly nine decades of experience in her exquisite & impactful acrylic paintings and charcoal drawings.

Meet Ingrid, a former Broadway & television dancer, at our Opening Reception, with music on the YSAC Community Gallery's outdoor patio!

Edwards will be giving an Artist Talk with music reception on November 10 (5-6:30pm) -- "Ingrid Edwards: A Beautiful Life"

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Save the date for OB&E

Hailing from Yellow Springs, Ohio Brass & Electric is an 11-piece horn band covering a wide variety of artists, songs, and genres. With members ranging from talented and classically-trained musicians to, well, a drummer, OB&E is on a mission to add horn-band joy to southwestern Ohio.

The band's official debut will be Friday, October 12 - venue TBA. Find out more at

We're starting with the rich history of Funk in the Dayton area, which combines naturally with The Funk Brothers who powered Motown, then we're adding genre-crossing songs we love to create a mix of tunes that are catchy, danceable, and/or put a smile on your face!

Made up of former members of Red Idle and The UnderCovered with horns from the Yellow Springs Community Band, Ohio Brass & Electric are building a repertoire from the horn band hits of the 70's and 80's along with fun and funky music from every decade.

Barbara Leeds (Keyboards)
Bob Fannin (Trumpet)
Brady Karns (Vocals / Percussion)
Cindy Lincoln (Vocals / Percussion)
Darla Logan (Bass)
Diana Ditty (Baritone Sax)
Doug Roberts (Trombone)
Emily Seibel (Vocals / Percussion)
Lynn Peterson (Alto Sax)
Mek Logan (Drums)
Skip Leeds (Guitar / Vocals)

Senior Center celebrates Senior Center Month

Senior Center celebrates with potluck dinner
Thursday, September 27, 2012
5:30 p.m.
Yellow Springs Senior Center, 227 Xenia Avenue

The Senior Center is having a celebration of Senior Center month with a potluck dinner party at 5:30 pm in the Center’s Great Room on Thursday, September 27th. We are inviting people to bring a memento, decoration or picture related to a decade of interest to them.

We’ll celebrate the 40′s, 50′s, 60′s, and 70′s, plus any time, including now, that people want to bring to mind. Bring an object or a memory of a time in your life. Also please bring a dish to share. For information please call the Senior Center, 767-5751.

Intro to Glen Helen Hike

Intro to Glen Helen Hike
When: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Time: 3:15 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
Where: Glen Helen Building Parking Lot, 405 Corry Street, Yellow Springs

Saturday, September 29: Intro to Glen Helen Hike

Glen Helen Ranger Susan Smith will be your tour guide for a whirlwind introduction to the history, programs, and people of Glen Helen. This two-hour hike visits the Nature Shop, the Auditorium, the Raptor Center, Trailside Museum— and all the natural landmarks in between. Departs from the Corry Street Parking lot, 3:15pm.

Annual Alzheimer's Walk at Antioch College

Annual Alzheimer’s Walk at Antioch College
When: Saturday, September 29, 2012
Time: Check in: 10 a.m.
Where: Antioch College

Alzheimer’s Walk
Saturday, September 29, 2012

Andree Bognar, Marilyn Birch and Linda Reeves are gathering members for a team of walker/fundraisers for the Saturday, September 29 Annual Alzheimer’s Walk held at Antioch College. Check in at 10 a.m. Walk begins at 11 a.m. This will be a fun walk on the pleasant grounds of Antioch College. Please call for more information. Andree: 767-2950, Marilyn 767-1970, or Linda 767-1361. All donations appreciated.

Fundraiser for local Ohio Senate candidate

A fundraiser for local Ohio Senate candidate Jeff D. Robertson will be held at The Winds Cafe, 215 Xenia Avenue, on Sunday, Sept. 30, 6–9 p.m. Robertson is running in upcoming election for Ohio Senate, District 10. Robertson was unopposed in the March 6 Democratic primary election and is challenged by Republican incumbent Chris Widener.

See YS News article online here.

For more information on Robertson’s campaign, visit his website at

Game Night -- Friday

YSHS/McKinney Game Night
Friday, September 28
6:30-10 p.m.
YSHS/McKinney Cafeteria

Bring your favorite board game, card game, friends, family and snacks or non-alcoholic drinks and have fun sharing time.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Pumpkin Chunkin at Young's Dairy

Pumpkin Chunkin
Hosted by American Chucker & Team ETHOS

Saturday, October 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location--Young's Jersey Dairy Driving Range

Join us for the Annual Midwest Pumpkin Chuck!
Pumpkins provided by Young's---approximately 2-3 lbs. each

Come see the national finalists from the World Pumpkin Chunkin Association: Team Ethos & American Chucker. Need another reason? Because it's fun! Also to build youth awareness of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields. Putting science and gourds in motion! All proceeds will go toward youth scholarships.

Sign up and join the competition. There will be three age groups competing with Catapults & Trebuchets only.

For more details, visit:

Ballroom Dance Class -- Much fun, great exercise!

Ballroom Dance Classes

September 24-October 29th on Monday nights
7:30-8:30 PM
Cost: $90/person.

Classes are located in The Playhouse at 910 Corry St., Yellow Springs (next to the Antioch College Amphitheater). To reserve a spot, please call 767-2646 or write to:

Class is taught by Mario Kraszewski, former owner & operator of the Dayton Arthur Murray Dance Studios. Mario is commentator of Dancing with the Stars for local Fox TV station.

Here's what Yellow Springer and ballroom participant Anita Brown has to say:

Michael and I had our first ballroom dance class night, with a handful of other people. It was so much fun; it was great exercise, and we've already learned a lot. The instructor, Mario, is fantastic; he comes all the way from Springboro and it's unfortunate there aren't more participants. We're paying $90 per person for 6 classes. You can participate as a couple or a single.  Please consider joining us.  Did I say it's really fun??? Classes are in the YSKP studio by the Antioch Amphitheater from 7:30-8:30 the next 5 Mondays.

CMYS: Afiara String Quartet

CMYS presents:
Afiara String Quartet
Sunday, September 30, 2012

This all-Canadian quartet is noted for its engaging, authentic presence, and performances balancing "intensity and commitment" with "frequent moments of tenderness" (Montreal Gazette). Winners of several international competitions, they have a lively interest in new works and bring fresh insight into the classical repertoire.

First performance in the Chamber Music Yellow Springs 2012-2013 Series. Visit for ticket info.

All performances take place on Sunday evenings at the First Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs. Concerts begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.

Meet the artists at our post-concert dinners, hosted at homes in Yellow Springs. Enjoy gourmet meals, good wine, and great conversation. Everyone is welcome, but reservations and a donation are required. Please call  937-374-8800  at least four days in advance of the concert date.

Documentary: The Queen of Versailles

The Queen of Versailles
Documentary at Little Art Theatre
Times: Sunday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.

Directed by lauded filmmaker and photographer Lauren Greenfield, who won the U.S. Directing Award for Documentary Film at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for this film, The Queen of Versailles is a character-driven documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. The film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches success story reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream. The film begins with the family triumphantly constructing the biggest house in America, a 90,000 sq. ft. palace. Over the next two years, their sprawling empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. Major changes in lifestyle and character ensue within the cross-cultural household of family members and domestic staff.

See trailer here.
Read more on the Little Art website.

Album Release Party at Peach's

Village Fam
Brad Benning-Clark, Anthony Carter, Keith Moore, Marcus Polo Reynolds,
Issa Walker, Aaron Willis

Reggae, Rap and R&B music
Friday, September 28
Peach's Grill
104 Xenia Avenue
Yellow Springs
Doors open at 10 p.m.
$5 cover, 21 and up

Read about them in the Dayton City Paper here.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

YS Artist Studio Tour and Sale -- Oct. 20-21

The 12th Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour and Sale

With an extraordinary collection of talent, the Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour and Sale stands out among art excursions. The tour will have eighth host studio locations, each bursting with an eclectic variety of artists and craftspeople. There will in fact be a total of 27 artists, from three to four at each location. The studios will be open to the public on Saturday October 20th and Sunday October 21st from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.  The Studio Tour features more medias then ever before including ceramics, fiber arts, mixed media arts, printmaking, collage, sculptures, jewelry, glass, watercolors, pastels, encaustics, photography and more. Many of these artists are nationally and internationally acclaimed through a variety of awards, accolades, articles, books and exhibitions.  Art will be available in all price ranges.

This annual event varies each year, as new artists are invited to participate in the tour and tenured artists explore and develop new bodies of work.  The weekend, dubbed “ Third Weekend Art in the Springs”, begins Friday night with the Art Stroll in downtown galleries and restaurants, displaying local artists’ work for the evening. This year the Stroll is being expanded to include two new galleries and guided tour of some of the exhibition locations. It continues over the weekend with the Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour, a driving tour showcasing the artwork of twenty-seven distinctive Artists.

Visit one or all of the studios on this free self-guided driving tour. The village of Yellow Springs offers easy access to all of the studios. A list of participating artists and maps marking the studio locations may be downloaded at  On the day of the tour, these maps will also be available at: Young's Jersey Dairy north of town, The Winds CafĂ© and the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce downtown. For more information about other Yellow Springs happenings,

Watch the Presidential Debate at the Little Art!

Wednesday, Oct 3rd at 9pm

Start time for the first 2012 PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE. And we’re going to have them on the big screen - FREE EVENT. Doors will open and the popcorn, beer, wine, tea and other concessions (at the usual low price) will be ready for you at 8:30pm. Please note that for one night only, our regular movie starts at 6:30pm instead of 7pm. Hope you can join us – a whole lot more fun than sitting home alone.

New classes at Yoga Springs

Lori Gravley will be teaching two classes at Yoga Springs in October. Developing a Home Practice, Oct 8-12 from 7:30-8:30 am. Come explore your inner guru as you learn how to use what you've learned on the mat at the studio to bring yoga into every part of your life. And Yoga 101, Thurs. 6:30-7:45 from Oct. 11 to Nov. 1. Go to to register.

Yoga Springs
108 Dayton Street
Yellow Springs

Re-dedication of Ellis Park on Friday

Re-dedication of Ellis Park
Hosted by Yellow Springs Tree Committee

Noon, Friday, September 28, 2012

To honor Lloyd Kennedy, who has planted so many trees around the village, it will be called Ellis Park & Lloyd Kennedy Arboretum. Meet at Ellis Park at noon on September 28. Tree-related treats and entertainment will be offered. Ellis Park is on Polecat Road/N. Walnut Street, just north of town.

This will be a short, fun ceremony. We'll unveil the new sign (painted by Tia Acheson), recognize the volunteers who have worked every day this summer to water young trees around town, and tour the Arboretum.

Monday, September 24, 2012

YSKP Presents Free Kindermusik Demo Class

Free Kindermusik Demonstration Class with Jill Becker on Saturday, September 29th from 10-10:45am for children 18 months-3.5 years old at the Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse (YSKP) Playhouse, 910 Corry St. next to the Amphitheater. For info or to reserve a spot, call 937-767-2646 or write

Pottery class starts October 9

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Yelloween Scarecrow Project 2012

The Yelloween Scarecrow Project was a terrific success in 2011 due in part to wide and varied participation. We hope for more “Scare” this year so we’ll have even more to “Crow” about. As you know, we utilize the flag pockets in the sidewalk for poles to support scarecrow frames on which an Artist/Student/Craftee type can create a scarecrow. They go up immediately following October Street Fair and remain through Yelloween. The Yelloween Scarecrow Project is an opportunity for regional and national press.

If your business wishes to participate:

You'll need a structure on which your sculpture can be built. You may build your own or purchase one for $20. If you are a non-profit, Jailhouse Suites will donate a frame to you at no cost. The frame inserts in the flag pockets in the sidewalk. If you don't have a flag pocket (these are the holes in the sidewalk the Lion's Clubs sticks flags in on the 4th) contact Bob Swaney and we’ll figure it out. You'll need someone to make your scarecrow and supplies for him or her to use.

If you wish: Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse and Mills Lawn School are all ready to build a Scarecrow for you. A donation to one of these organizations is appropriate for supplies.

If you are an Artist/Student/Craftee type: Approach a business with your idea! They will probably love the fact that someone would like to create a scarecrow on their behalf.

For questions:
Bob Swaney

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Party with La Pampa!

La Pampa’s having another party! Come out to Peifer Orchards (68 North half mile from downtown Yellow Springs) on Sunday, September 30 from 5-7pm. Bring your own drinks and a blanket to sit by the bonfire. We’ll be grilling traditional, Argentine style over hardwood coals--–a whole pig roast (“lechon al asador”), local whole chicken, and seasonal vegetables. Adults – $12, Kids – free! RSVP and bring your friends!

For La Pampa’s regular hours with “choripan” sausage sandwiches, chicken wings, and grilled corn, check us out at Peifers for Friday lunch, Sep 28. On Saturday, Sep 29, La Pampa will NOT be at Peifers, but doing a private party offsite. On Sunday, Sep 30, La Pampa will be grilling at Peifers in the afternoon as well as the evening’s event.

Grilled whole and half chickens to take home for dinner are getting quite popular. Local, free-range farm chickens grilled to take home to your table! Call us to place an order at 937-767-1649.

Contact La Pampa at:
(937) 767-1649
Twitter:  @lapampa4 
Facebook:  La Pampa, Yellow Springs, OH

YSKP offers Ballroom Dance classes

When: Starts Monday, September 24, 2012
Time: 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: The Playhouse, Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse, 910 Corry Street, YS

September 24-October 29th on Monday nights from 7:30-8:30 PM
Cost: $90/person.

Classes are located in The Playhouse at 910 Corry St., Yellow Springs (next to the Antioch College Amphitheater). To reserve a spot, please call 767-2646 or write to:

Class is taught by Mario Kraszewski, former owner & operator of the Dayton Arthur Murray Dance Studios. After winning numerous championships throughout Europe, Mario came to the U.S. in 1998 and worked briefly in New York before joining the Dayton Arthur Murray Staff. He then rose to great heights winning the World Arthur Murray Rising Star Smooth Championship in 2003. He has also performed with the Cincinnati Pops and Symphony Orchestras. Mario is commentator of Dancing with the Stars for local Fox TV station.

Celebrate the Senior Center September 27

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Celebrate the YS Senior Center on Thursday, September 27, 5:30 p.m.

Outdoor Painting and Drawing Workshop

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

Enjoy the tranquility and restorative benefit of this workshop. Great for accomplished artists and beginners alike. The participation fee is $20 for Glen Helen Members, $25 non-Members. Box lunch is included. Proceeds benefit Glen Helen. 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. For more info on the workshop, click here.

Glen Forest Cemetery Walking Tour

Cemetery Walking Tour

Sunday, October 21, 2012, 11 a.m.
Glen Forest Cemetery Tour

Come join us for a tour of the Glen Forest Cemetery and learn some of Yellow Springs forgotten history on October 21st. Check the website at for more information!

Watch video here!

Nonviolence training at UU Oct. 5 & 6

Villagers Ending Executions will sponsor a nonviolence training program on October 5 and 6, led by Sister Alice Gerdeman, Coordinator of the Cincinnati Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center. The program provides an introduction to nonviolent strategies for social change, and specific tactics for ending executions in Ohio. The suggested donation is $25. Advance registration is required. The training will take place on Friday October 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday October 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship meetinghouse in Goes Station. To register, contact Mike Triplett at 767-4341 or

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Little Hippies at Spirited Goat TONITE

Ladies and Gentleman, Tonight starting at 6 we have the Little Hippies playing! Stop on in for a hot cup of coffee and fantastic music!

Spirited Goat Coffee House
118 Dayton Street
Yellow Springs

Sunday Morning Meditation

Meditation in SpiritWoman Sanctuary
309 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs
Sunday mornings, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
(in the back in the garden or
in the stone terrace if raining)

Antioch Architecture Talk at Senior Center

Sunday, September 23, at 2:00 p.m. in the Great Room of the Senior Center, 227 Xenia Avenue

Antioch College archivist and one of the Yellow Springs Historical Society's most engaging presenters Scott Sanders will give an illustrated talk on "Architecture by Era: The Development of the Antioch College Campus."  Using historic images, Sanders will trace how the campus came to be as we know it, contextualizing each period of construction and discussing aspects of individual buildings and developments.

Light refreshments will be served. The program is free and open to the public.

Restoration of Yellow Springs amphitheatre

Read about the effort to turn this neglected amphitheater, located behind the Bryan Community Center, into a fully functioning outdoor theatre that is handicap accessible, with a new stage and electricity.

Read all about it and how you can help here:

Senior Project: Roadkill 5K

The Roadkill 5K is the creation of Devon Lewis and Samantha Kingsolver. They are organizing this Halloween race for their senior project. This 5K course is an easy course through the streets of Yellow Springs, starting and ending at Yellow Springs High School. Participants are encouraged to wear costumes if they want, but they are by no means required. All of the proceeds from this event will be going to benefit those in Louisiana effected by Hurricane Isaac. In keeping with this spirit every participant will be given 'Mardi Gras' with the top finishers receiving special beads. There will be snacks and drinks for after the race as well. The Roadkill 5K takes place on October 28th at 6pm (registration and check in starts at 5pm) at the Yellow Springs High School. The cost is $20 and includes a t-shirt if you register by October 12th.

For more info, contact

Beading Workshop at Springs Gallery

Tropical Paradise Beading Workshop

Saturday, October 6, 2012   2 PM – 4 PM
Workshop Fee: $45

Come to Springs Gallery to learn the basics of beading. If you like, bring some old, sentimental pieces from your jewelry box and incorporate them into your necklace - add them to the flower or to the beads that go around your neck. Upcycle and repurpose your sentimental pieces - giving them a new life!

We will use an 18 inch wire for the beads around your neck and also make small earrings with matching beads. The instructor, Catherine Wicks, will provide all of the supplies and tools – but you may feel free to add your own personal touches. She will teach you the basics of beading and encourage you to use your hidden, creative goddess within. Maximum enrollment is 6; 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,,

Beaded Necklaces by Catherine Wicks; Photo by Christine Klinger

Reiki Healing Therapy demo at John Bryan Center

Reiki Healing Therapy by Aiysha Walker

Just one of the many practitioners who will be demonstrating their creative healing talents at the Wellness Fair on Saturday, September 22 (9am-4pm) at the John Bryan Community Center in Yellow Springs.

See the complete line-up here.

Friday, September 21, 2012

African Drum and Dance Saturday

Calling all drummers, wannabe drummers & folks who like to shake a tailfeather or two!

There will be another Dance Piazza, Saturday, September 22, 7-10pm at the YSAC patio (111 Corry St., Yellow Springs) featuring BabaaRitah’s West African Drum & Dance Team. Darren "Bajea" Gilley will teach elements of West African drumming & lead willing participants in a drumming circle. He'll have many drums on hand & welcomes others to brings their drums & chairs as well. DJ JuJu will spin a world music dance party immediately afterward. Free to all ages! A part of the "Art Heals" events tomorrow, organized by the Yellow Springs Arts Council, as part of the Wellness Weekend.

Third Friday Art

Third Friday Fling
September 21, 6-9 p.m.
Downtown Yellow Springs

Third Fridays in Yellow Springs mean many galleries, cafes & other venues providing artistic entertainment. In September, you can “Experience Art” during the YS Experience Wellness Weekend. Enjoy opening receptions and live music all evening.  Start your weekend off with a feast for the senses!

Art Exhibits and Opening Receptions at:
John Bryan Community Pottery, 100 Dayton Street
Spirited Goat Coffee House, 118 Dayton street
Village Artisans, 100 Corry Street
YS Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry Street
“would you, could you” In A Frame, 113 Corry Street
The Winds Cafe, 215 Xenia Avenue
Springs Gallery, 220 Xenia Avenue, King’s Yard
Emporium Wines & Underdog Cafe, 233 Xenia Avenue
Sunrise Cafe, 259 Xenia Avenue
Main Squeeze, 229 Xenia Avenue

For a complete listing of Weekend Wellness events, visit or call 937-679-YSAC for more details.

Art Heals at YSAC Gallery

Saturday, September 22, 5:00pm until 10:00pm

Enjoy a relaxing and stimulating participatory evening with music and movement coupled with mantras, mudras and mandalas.

Begin with an Artist Talk with Glenn Owen, continue with self-renewal exercises led by Jen Ater accompanied by Celtic music from Bettina Solas, and end with Bajea's West African Drum Circle followed by a multi-cultural music mix with DJ JuJu.

Experience the healing power of the arts!

Yellow Springs Arts Council
111 Corry Street
Yellow Springs

George Bieri and The Root Cellar Blues TONITE

Friday, Sept. 21, we will be hosting George Bieri and The Root Cellar Blues for your listening and dancing pleasure at our wine tasting from 7-10 p.m. George brings some rockin' blues and slide won't want to miss it....see you there!!!

Emporium Wines and Underdog Cafe
233 Xenia Avenue
Yellow Springs

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Journal-making workshop at Strong Heart Press

Paper For Peace ~ Journaling for Wellness!
with Sarah Strong

Sunday, September 23, 2012
1:00pm until 4:00pm
As Part of the Wellness Weekend, Strong Heart Press & Studio is offering a journal making workshop on Sunday Afternoon!

Share in this exceptional opportunity to celebrate wellness while creating your own special journal!

All supplies included!

*Only $45 dollars ( special wellness fair price )

Strong Heart Press & Studio
143 1/2 E. Limestone Street
Yellow Springs, OH

Be The Peace at Art Park

How would you like to participate, right here in Yellow Springs, in one of the largest globally-synchronized meditation and prayer events in history?

On September 21, 2012, the 30th Annual International Day of Peace, hundreds of organizations and thousands of individuals worldwide will join together as ONE for BeThePeace. BeThePeace will feature public meditation/prayer events in hundreds of cities worldwide, starting at 6pm in local time zones, and creating a profound planetary wave of peace.

As part of this global event, and in collaboration with the Yellow Springs Experience Wellness Fair Weekend, local meditation teachers Denise Runyon, Tom Malcolm and Lynda Terry, will host a BeThePeace silent meditation at the Art Park, 100 Corry St., on Friday, September 21st, from 6-7pm.

The group silent meditation is free and open to all, and you don’t need to have formal meditation training or experience. All you need is an open heart, a longing for peace in our world, and a willingness to sit peacefully in silence with others. You can join in for a few minutes or the entire hour. Seating will be on the benches in the Art Park or on the ground. Feel free to bring a cushion or pillow if you like, or a lightweight folding chair, and dress comfortably for the weather (forecast is for 30% chance of rain and temps in 70s).

BeThePeace also will host three Global Attunements for Peace during the day when everyone can connect via telecast at the same time: 12am, 12noon, and 12 midnight EDT, creating three deep planetary pulses of peace. And throughout the day, people will be able to connect virtually via a Global Care Room, in which people can ‘see’ each other as points of light on a spinning Google Earth map, providing a stunning visual image of the global field forming in real time before your eyes.

A guided meditation recording, created especially for the daylong event by Yellow Springs resident Lynda Terry and her son, musician Nathan Veshecco, will be featured as part of the Global Care Room experience.

For more about BeThePeace global events, see their website at
For more about the Yellow Springs Wellness Weekend BeThePeace Meditation, contact Lynda at 937-767-1239.

Artist Meet-and-Greet

Third Friday, September 21, 6-9pm

Third Fridays in Yellow Springs mean many galleries, cafes and other venues providing artistic entertainment.  In September, you can “Experience Art” during the YS Experience Wellness weekend. Enjoy opening receptions and live music all evening.

Main Squeeze, 229 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs
Paintings by Christine Klinger; Mosaic Pieces by Johanna Smith

Main Squeeze is the newest venue on the Third Friday map, and Debi is kicking things off in style with a wine making demo coupled with a meet & greet involving several local artists.  Christine and Johanna are among the featured artists displaying their work, and you’ll love the bright space the Main Squeeze Team has created!

Int'l Day of Peace at Presby Church

The Presbyterian Church and the Friends (Quaker) Meeting are jointly holding a service to commemorate the United Nations International Day of Peace on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 2 pm. The program will be held at the Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Avenue in Yellow Springs.

Bill Meers, of the Dayton Peace Museum , will speak on this year’s, UN International Day of Peace theme, Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future. Rev. Derrick Weston, minister of the Presbyterian Church and Director of the Coretta Scott King Center at Antioch College , will talk about the spirituality of peacemaking. Dr. Carl Hyde, an activist against the death penalty and a member of the Friends (Quaker) Meeting will focus his remarks on the injustice of the United States penal system.

The program also features the Peace Choir conducted by Cathy Roma, director of the acclaimed Muse Choir of Cincinnati. Additionally, the Presbyterian Church choir will perform. Refreshments and conversation in Westminster Hall will follow the program.

Since its inception in 1981, Peace Day has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world commemorating this day.

For more information call Rev. Derrick Weston, Presbyterian Church minister, 937-767-7751, or Steve Roberts, Yellow Springs Friends (Quaker) Meeting Peace and Social Justice Committee Clerk, 937-233-5577

Artist Talk part of Art Heals

The Last Two Years of My Life: New Paintings by Glenn Owen
(presented by the Yellow Springs Arts Council)
Friday, September 21, 2012 (6-9pm)
YS Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry Street, Yellow Springs

With over 30 one-man shows in his 56 years as an artist, Glenn Owen continues to surprise and stimulate. Owen, former YSHS art teacher, presents images that have been described as "fractal" and "psychedelic".

Glenn will give an Artist Talk about his artwork and its therapeutic benefits on Saturday, September 22 from 5:30-6pm as part of the Art Heals evening at the YSAC Community Gallery.

The inspiration for this body of work is related to his own personal wellness story. Born with a heart condition, Owen spent 73 years living life to the fullest before he found himself in cardiovascular turmoil. During a visit to the hospital after almost dying, the artist witnessed images of his own heart beating on a monitor screen. “It was a new visual experience for me to see internal landscapes I never knew existed,” confesses Owen. Inspired by his findings, Owen grabbed a pen and paper and started drawing. “This work is a continuation of that drawing.”

Join us for the Opening Reception on Friday, September 21 from 6-9pm. Barbara Leeds will be wooing us with classical music throughout the evening on the YSAC Community Gallery's outdoor patio! This will be a great evening to meet local artists and good friends.

Go to for more details. The YSAC Community Gallery is now open from Wednesday to Sunday (1-4pm), except during the third week of each month.