Sunday, October 21, 2012

Thanks for the ride!



Since June 2008, I’ve been documenting and promoting Yellow Springs events through a variety of venues. For a town of only 3,500 people, there is an amazing (and often exhausting!) amount of art, creativity, and culture.

At this time, I need to refocus my energies. The blog will continue to serve as a resume of my work.

Thanks to all my readers for your support over the years and especially to all the individuals and businesses who have provided me with such a volume of work. It’s been a pleasure to serve the community in this way and to be able to answer the question, “What’s happening this weekend?”  It’s been a good run.

See you at the next wild and wooly event---

Susan

Friday, October 19, 2012

Sparkle to premiere at DAI

Local filmmakers and longtime supporters of the Little Art, Julia Reichert & Steve Bognar, are soon to premiere their new film, Sparkle. The evening will be quite unusual — a night of dance and movies.

Sparkle is the story of legendary dancer Sheri 'Sparkle' Williams, who at age 50 (!) is still dancing with the world-renowned Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. Their film is the story of how Sheri faces a devastating injury, which happened on stage.

November 2: A Premiere Evening! Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert's award-winning short Sparkle will be presented at the Dayton Art Institute as part of a fundraiser for the extraordinary Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.

The evening includes the local premiere of the short film, then Ms. Sheri 'Sparkle' Williams will perform a world premiere solo dance piece choreographed by Rodney K. Brown. The evening will conclude with a special performance by the entire Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.

Tickets available now at https://www.ticketcenterstage.com/

New brewery beer tastings this weekend

Blackberry Creme Ale tastings at Yellow Springs Brewery and Apple Pie Moonshine tastings at S&G Artisan Distillers, both at Millworks at 305 N. Walnut Street will be available during Saturday and Sunday Artist Studio Tour, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Elders Speak: Being Black in YS

The 365 Project Presents:
The Elders Speak: Being Black in Yellow Springs

Featuring:
Betty Ford
David Perry
Sharon Perry
Kingsley Perry, Jr.
Isabel Newman
Moderator: Bomani Moyenda

Monday, October 29, 2012, 7-9 p.m.
Antioch University Midwest
900 Dayton Street
Yellow Springs, OH

Open to all.
This is a 365 Project initiative to share the rich, local African-American legacy with our youth and not-yet-elders. Co-sponsored by the Human Relations Commission of Yellow Springs. For more information, contact John Gudgel, jgudgel@ysschools.org

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. For more info, contact Devonszoo@gmail.com

Peter Mayer at Mills Lawn

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Glen Helen Events for Saturday

Saturday, October 20, 2012
BIRD SEED SALE
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The best time to get the best bird seed at the best prices. Glen Helen Nature Shop, 9:30am-4:30pm. No room to store your extra seed? We’ll bank your excess throughout the year.

LOCATION: Glen Helen Nature Shop
CONTACT: Glen Helen Building, 937-769-1902
  
BACKYARD BIRDING
1:00 p.m.
While you’re picking up your bird seed for the fall, join director Nick Boutis for tips and lore on how to create a backyard habitat for birds. Trailside Museum, 1pm.

LOCATION: Trailside Museum
CONTACT: Glen Helen Building, 937-769-1902

VOLUNTEER ON THE FARM
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. 
Learn about ecological agriculture, and share what you know. Meet at the Antioch Farm, just west of the Amphitheater. All ages welcome. Questions: 937-477-8654. Inclement weather cancels. 1-3pm.

LOCATION: Antioch College Farm (Near Antioch Ampitheater)
CONTACT: Glen Helen Building, 937-769-1902

Thursday, October 18, 2012

This weekend's cheat sheet


Afterschool Chess with Mister Omar!

Afterschool Chess is coming back to the Elementary School! Last year’s Introduction of Chess in the Antioch School was a huge success! This year’s program will hopefully be expanding to include both Middle School and Elementary School in the Village for afterschool Chess Learning & Playing.

K-6 Grade Chess
Every Friday beginning November 2nd.
3:35-5:30pm

Founder of Mister Omar’s Chess Academy, I will bring my fun and accessible approach to seven after-school sessions of instructional chess designed for all students in Elementary School.  I will be selecting a team of bright minds to represent Us -- Yellow Springs -- in our yearly Chess Tournament -- The Queen City Classic. So come see if your child has what it takes to be a part of the YellowSprings Kings.

Chess will meet every Friday beginning November 2nd, 2012 from 3:35-5:30 pm for 7 weeks. Each two-hour session will include one hour of chess instruction and play, and one hour of snack, homework, board games and playground.  I need parent Volunteers -- 1 parent for 1 session -- so total help needed is 7 parent(s) for duration of class. The fee is $50. Scholarships are available.

I am still finalizing my location for the class.  After School Chess will either be @ the Presbyterian Church like last year or back @ the Library in Mills Lawn like 2 years ago.  I prefer the Library at Mills Lawn & am waiting for the green light to be back where I started - the good ol' library at Mills Lawn!

Contact Omar Durrani at durranio11@gmail.com for questions and to register.

The Noodle Factory at Emporium

The Noodle Factory is playing at the Underdog Cafe (the Emporium http://www.emporiumwines.com/ ) in downtown Yellow Springs this Friday the 19th from 7-10 p.m.

As always at the Underdog Cafe, it is free and there will be wine tasting.

We play energetic guitar centric rock.  You'll hear originals, old classics and some newer ones.

The Noodle Factory is: Brandon Semler, Rick Sanders, and Matt Denman. We hope you can make it.

Into the Dark Forest one-woman show

Into the Dark Forest performance
Friday, October 26, 2012, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Casa de Paz 1315 Corry St., Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387
   
Into the Dark Forest is a 2-hour one-person show. But it is more than a show. Everyone present is creating a sacred space together, where I invite you on a journey. It's the journey of my heart unfolding in all its messiness, beauty, confusion and grace.

It's about how I, as a feeling woman, have navigated this contemporary cultural context. My sharing is in the form of original songs and spoken word pieces that I have written over the last 12 years. It weaves in and out of my real experiences, my dreamscape and my imagination. My ritual art has helped me to gather strength, compassion, and levity in the face of the places where I want to crumble into fear and denial.

This is an offering of deep heart to all who are on their healing journeys to reclaim their wholeness and embodied wisdom. May our hearts feel so nourished that we spontaneously blossom into our RADIANCE; Shining the light of who we are in all its messy BRILLIANCE!

This 10/26 performance is open to the public, and, for those registered, it is the beginning of the 1ST Annual Returning Home: A Red Tent Retreat for women. (See the event page "Returning Home: A Red Tent Retreat 1st Annual" on facebook for more info.)

To see video clips of the performance, go to my facebook page: Into The Dark Forest. For other questions, email me at IntoTheDarkForest@gmail.com

~~Nicole Rosaria Manieri

Yelloween Events October 27

3rd Annual Yelloween
featuring special guests
The Coffin Daggers

Saturday, October 27
9 p.m.
FREE SHOW
Corner of Dayton and Corry Streets, Yellow Springs
More info to come

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Art Weekend in Yellow Springs

Lots o' art this weekend! Everywhere you turn, literally, there will be art. Visit the Chamber of Commerce calendar here to see the full listing of events.

Pictured: Third Friday at Village Artisans
Dare 2B Square Art Show, features art from local artists.
Reception 6-9 p.m. this Friday, October 19

Pig roast at La Pampa Saturday

Who's in for a pig roast/paella on Saturday? We'll have a toast with Malbec wine to kick off the evening... Oct 20, 5-7pm at Peifer Orchards. RSVP please for our head count! Details: http://marianorios.wordpress.com/

La Pampa event Saturday, Oct 20 & October weekends at Peifer Orchards in Yellow Springs. It may be the last of the season (depending on how weather holds out) – ALL ARE WELCOME!

Saturday, October 20, from 5-7pm at Peifer Orchards (68 North half mile from downtown Yellow Springs). We’ll be grilling traditional, Argentine style: a whole pig roast, local whole chicken, and a vegetarian paella–a traditional Spanish rice dish. Bring your own drinks and a blanket to sit by the bonfire. We recommend arriving at 5pm, as food is served as long as it lasts!  Adults – $12, Kids – free!

Invite your friends! Please RSVP so we can prepare for how many people plan to eat with us on the 20th!

REGULAR HOURS: La Pampa’s regular hours are Friday lunch, Saturdays and Sundays from noon-5pm at Peifer Orhcards with “choripan” sausage sandwiches, chicken wings, and whole chickens. Local, free-range grilled whole and half chickens to take home for dinner are becoming quite popular–direct from the farm to your table! To place an order, call 937-767-1649.

Contact La Pampa at:
gitanorios77@gmail.com
(937) 767-1649
Twitter:  @lapampa4
Facebook:  La Pampa, Yellow Springs, OH

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Red Tent Movie Screening at Little Art

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - noon
Little Art Theatre, 247 Xenia Avenue

Things We Don’t Talk About: Woman’s Stories from the Red Tent is a groundbreaking 72-minute documentary film by award winning filmmaker Isadora Gabrielle Leidenfrost, PhD. Spontaneous and organic, a Red Tent is a red textile space where women gather to rest, renew, and often share deep and powerful stories about their lives.

The Red Tent movement is changing the way that women interact and support each other by providing a place that honors and celebrates women, and by enabling open conversations about the things that women don’t want to talk about in other venues. Things We Don’t Talk About weaves together healing narratives from inside the Red Tent to shine a spotlight on this vital, emergent women’s tradition. The film provides us an opportunity to remember, to listen, to know, and to find what it is we need to bring back to our communities to help awaken the voices of women.

Admission: $5 – $10
Filmmaker Isadora Leidenfrost from Chicago will be present.

Yoga for Walkers & Hikers

Yoga for Walkers & Hikers with Rita Coleman
When: Sunday, October 21, 2012
Time: 1-3:30 p.m.
Where: Yoga Springs Studio, 108 Dayton Street, 2nd floor

Explore yoga poses that not only condition walkers and hikers but also are beneficial for warm-up and cool-down. Rita will focus on lower-body strength and flexibility, upper-body conditioning and range of motion, and whole body balance. Bring a story of a favorite walk or hike and share your experience with us. Bring shoes, socks, hiking sticks or other equipment necessary for an optional hike in the Glen at the end of the workshop. $35

Yellow Springs location:
108 Dayton Street, Second Floor
Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387.
On the corner of Corry & Dayton Street.
phone: 937.767.9300
http://www.yogasprings.com

"ParaNorman" this weekend

“ParaNorman” at Little Art Theatre
Two opportunities this weekend to see this stop-motion animated comedy/thriller.

Saturday, October 20, 2012 (part of Yellow Springs Zombie Walk Weekend)
11:30 p.m.   ~~AND ~~

Sunday, October 21 at 3:00 PM

Little Art Theatre, 247 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs
Stop-Motion Animated Comedy/Thriller.  92 minutes.  PG.  2012

FUN FACT: Native Yellow Springer Aaron Matthews worked extensively on this film as a graphic artist.

When a small town comes under siege by zombies, who can it call? “Norman!” The animated comedy thriller ParaNorman is set in the town of Blithe Hollow, whose locals profit from mining the town’s history as the site, 300 years ago, of a famous witch hunt. Eleven-year-old Norman Babcock (voice of Kodi Smit-McPhee) is gifted with the ability to see and speak with the dead, such as his beloved grandmother (Elaine Stritch). Most days, he prefers their company to that of his flustered father (Jeff Garlin), spacey mother (Leslie Mann), and deeply superficial older sister Courtney (Anna Kendrick). Norman is unexpectedly contacted by his odd uncle Prenderghast (John Goodman), who floors him with the revelation that a centuries-old witch’s curse is real and is about to come true, and that only Norman will be able to stop it from going into overdrive and harming the townspeople.

“It’s freakishly funny, suddenly tender, gleefully macabre, genuinely scary, and full of a moral – fear turns weak people into bullies – which is dosed out so gently that it never tastes like medicine.”
—Charlotte Observer

See trailer here.

Zumbathon for Claire Kaufman

Zumbathon Charity Event for Claire Kaufman
Sunday, October 21, 1-3 p.m.
Hustead EMS/Fire
6215 Springfield Xenia Road (Rt. 68, just north of Young's)
Springfield, OH 45502
Tickets: $10

From event organizer Melissa Faulkner Vanzant: Everything is pretty much finalized! A few things to make note of -- Parking will be on the north side of the building or to the right as you pull in. Volunteers will be there to direct you. Please also bring some extra cash as we will have a 50/50 raffle and will also have a few items for sale. Feel free to collect donations and bring to the event! Remember every dollar we raise is getting matched! Let's make this pot as big as we can!!! Every dollar counts!

For more information on Claire visit: http://www.cotaforclairek.com/
 

Meet the Candidate Party and Glen Helen Fundraiser

Meet the Candidate Party for Jeff D. Robertson
Jeff D. Robertson is a 2012 Democratic candidate for District 10 of the Ohio State Senate. It is his first time running for office.

Robertson has worked in the education field in Ohio and California for 15 years, both in the public school system and as a private academic tutor. He earned his bachelor's degree in Communications from Ohio State University in 1995. 


Pre-victory party at Glen Helen Auditorium. Friday, October 19, 6-9 p.m. Wine, appetizers, silent auction (proceeds go to Glen Helen), live music (the fabulous Dirty Biscuits band from Columbus, who will be performing at 7:15PM!), book signing. This is a free event!

Glen Helen Building
405 Corry Street, Yellow Springs

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dogtoberfest / Halloween Party at Brandeberry

Brandeberry Winery
5118 W. Jackson Road, Enon, OH    937-767-9103

Don't miss October 20th.  It is a big day at the winery for the Humane Society, Dogs, Dog Owners, Full Circle Band, and Anyone who likes Halloween.

Dogtoberfest: A Fundraiser for the Humane Society
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 12-5pm
Join Us for a Day Out with Your Dog! Bring Your Dog to the Winery OR Get a Dog at the Winery. Humane Society will be Holding Adoptions at the Winery.

Great Food and Wine! Freddie's Franks and Burgers Serving a Variety of Grilled Meats. Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth with some Homemade Baked Goods. Brandeberry Wine Tastings for $6 with Souvenir Wine Glass.

Activities include Costume Contest for the Dogs with Judging at 3:00 pm; 50/50 and Basket Raffles; Treat Table for the Dogs; Vendors - TizWhiz, Friends of SICSA, CALICO, G&D's Gourd Crafters, Tupperware, Premier Jewelry, Scarves by Sally, Canine Massage, Dogtors Pet Therapy, Dog Bandanas, and more.

Live Music with Skip Hoyt from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Get your dog's or child's photo taken with Santa by Amanda's Photography. Get your dog's Caricature drawn by Steve McInturff. Join us in supporting a great cause while you and your dog wine together!

Halloween Costume Party
Saturday October 20, 2012 6-10 PM
Grave Dancer's Ball --- This is an evening of the Full Circle Band playing spooky Classical Rock tunes.  There will also be a food vendor with food for your dinner.

Visit www.brandeberrywinery.com for more information.

Guided Art Stroll by The Two Brians

Guided Art Stroll 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Meet at Glen Helen Corry Street parking lot

During October Art Stroll there will be two Guided Art Strolls:

6:30 pm Tour led by Yellow Springs Arts Council Marketing Coordinator Brian Housh

7:30 pm Tour led by Yellow Springs sculptor Brian Maughn

Park in the Glen Helen Corry Street lot for the evening, and join us for a guided art stroll through many of the Village’s art venues. We’ll start at the Glen Helen Atrium Gallery for Exploring Nature’s Worlds: Paintings by Nancy Fisher, and the guided art stroll will conclude at Antioch College’s Herndon Gallery to enjoy If Becoming This, a collection of photographs and video by artist Sheilah Wilson. The Herndon is just a hop, skip and a jump from our starting point, the Glen Helen Building (405 Corry Street).

During this tour of Yellow Springs galleries, we will also stop at the YS Arts Council Community Gallery, Village Artisans, “would you, could you” In A Frame, John Bryan Community Pottery, Yellow Springs Pottery and Springs Gallery.

Pictured: Brian Housh shown here supporting this summer's Cirque Carnival.

YS Arts Studio Tour & Sale

2012 Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale
October 20 & 21
Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Come celebrate the 12th Studio Arts Tour! Eight talented and diverse artists from the Yellow Springs area will be joined by 19 guest artists. Spend the weekend discovering the inner workplaces of some of the finest artists in the region.

Enjoy the opportunity to discover unique jewelry, innovative pottery, sculpture, fiber, paintings, and other handcrafted creations that reflects that Yellow Springs remains a mecca for artists of national and international acclaim.

Read more here.
Read Dayton Daily News article here

Zombie Walk Saturday 5-11 p.m.

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Ingrid Edwards at YSAC Gallery

Ingrid Edwards -- Circles and Pocketbooks
Friday, October 19, 6-9 p.m.
YS Arts Council Gallery, 111 Corry St., Yellow Springs, Ohio

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! Ingrid will be exhibiting her Circle & Pocket Book Series. For a preview of the work being shown, go to http://youtu.be/ynlcq3VuGcQ

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

Presidential Debate at Little Art

Little Art Theatre
FREE - Tues night (Oct 16) we're going to do round 2 of the Presidential Debates. Doors open at 8:30pm and we did have a full house for the first debate. If you missed out last time, be sure to come a bit early, especially if you have a group of 3 or 4 who want to sit together. Not showing the regular movie on Tuesday night.


We will be showing the broadcast from Channel 16. The debate will take place 9:00-10:30pm but we'll keep the broadcast going for the follow-up commentaries. We will also be keeping the concession stand open during the debate.

Monday, October 15, 2012

New film by Bognar & Reichart at DAI

A Premiere Evening
SPARKLE - featuring film, dance and more
Friday, November 2, 2012    7:00pm

See the premiere of award-winning documentary created by Steve Bognar & Julia Reichert, a world premiere of a dance specially created for Sheri "Sparkle" Williams, and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. TICKETS to this Premiere Dance + Film event can be found here below. There's a range of options, but please know that even the least expensive tickets fully support the great DCDC - 100% of proceeds go to DCDC.

$75.00 ticket gets you the premiere plus post-performance reception to meet filmmakers and dancers.
$50.00 ticket gets you the premiere plus signed film memento.
$25.00 ticket gets you into this special premiere event.

The Dayton Art Institute
456 Belmonte Park North
Dayton, OH

For tickets, click here.

Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism

David Barsamian to speak at Little Art
Tuesday, October 23, 7 p.m. Free (donations appreciated)

Like that well known substance, Capitalism has hit the fan. Today's economic crisis is the most severe since the Great Depression. What are its root causes? The conventional explanations put the blame on greedy bankers who pawned off credit default swaps, sub-prime mortgages, and a smorgasbord of derivatives, on a hapless and helpless public. To make matters worse there was little or no regulation. So if we tinker with some reform measures, pass some legislation, a tax cut here, a little stimulus package there and everything will be hunky-dory. Will it? The seismic failures and problems plaguing Capitalism are systemic and deep. Many people are suffering. But not the upper crust. They are riding the gravy train to more riches. It is not a question of a few rotten apples. It is past time to examine the barrel that keeps producing the bad apples. Fundamental change is necessary to avoid future collapses.

David Barsamian is the award-winning director of Alternative Radio (www.alternativeradio.org) and author of many books. His latest is "Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism" with Richard Wolff. One of America's most tireless and wide-ranging journalists, he has altered the independent media landscape, both with his weekly radio program and with his books with Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Arundhati Roy, and Edward Said.

Sea Glass Wire Wrapping Workshop

New Sea Glass Wire Wrapping Workshop with Catherine Wicks
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 2 – 4 PM
Cost: $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. Registration deadline is Thursday, Oct. 18. Come and have fun! For more information and to register, contact Springs Gallery, 220 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs, OH 45387, springsgallery@earthlink.net, www.springsgallery.blogspot.com,  937-409-5047.

Necklace by Catherine Wicks Photo by Christine Klinger

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Screening at DAI of Aileen LeBlanc's film


Take Us Home Film Screening
Date: Thursday, November 15
Time: 7:00 p.m. reception; 7:30 p.m. screening
Location: NCR Renaissance Auditorium, Dayton Art Institute
Ticket Price: $5 in advance; $7 at the door

The Dayton Art Institute has partnered with FilmDayton, the Dayton Jewish Federation and WYSO to present the Dayton premiere of Yellow Springs filmmaker Aileen LeBlanc’s documentary Take Us Home, about the quest of Ethiopian Jews for the Promised Land. There is a reception beginning at 7 p.m., followed by the screening at 7:30 p.m. For more about the film, visit www.takeushomefilm.org.

All seating is general admission. Tickets purchased online will be held at will call at the museum for pickup the night of the film. Tickets may also be purchased by calling 937-223-4ART (4278) or in person at the museum's Visitor Services Desk during regular business hours.

A $1/order Historic Preservation Fee will be added to all ticket sales. The Historic Preservation Fee is used for maintenance and upkeep of the building and grounds, ensuring the museum's status as a beautiful, historic site featuring world-class art.

Click here to order tickets online and learn more.

La Pampa Party Saturday, Oct. 20

La Pampa’s planning another party! Come out to Peifer Orchards (68 North half mile from downtown Yellow Springs) on Saturday, October 20 from 5-7pm. Bring your own drinks. We’ll be grilling traditional, Argentine style: a whole pig roast (“lechon al asador”), local whole chicken, and a vegetarian paella -- a traditional Spanish rice dish. Adults – $12, Kids – free! RSVP and bring your friends!

Saturday, October 20, 2012 --  5-7 p.m.
Peifer Orchards, 4590 U.S. 68 Yellow Springs, OH

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.

gitanorios77@gmail.com
 (937) 767-1649
Twitter: @lapampa4
Facebook: La Pampa, Yellow Springs, OH

School Levy Informational Meeting Monday

There will be a school levy informational meeting on Tuesday, October 16 at 6 p.m. in the Antioch University Midwest Multi-Purpose Room.

Learn the facts about our schools and the upcoming levy on the Nov. 6 ballot.


Antioch University Midwest
Corner of Enon Road and Dayton Street, Yellow Springs

Second Sunday Free Writers' Workshop

Second Sunday Free Writers' Workshop
When: Sunday, October 14, 2012
Time: 2-3:30 p.m.
Antioch Writers’ Workshop event:
“What You Need to Know Before Juggling Chainsaws or Making the Most of NaNoWrMo: Techniques for Tackling a Novel”

In preparation for National Novel Writing Month (Nov. 1-30), Antioch Writers’ Workshop and Books & Co are offering the next free Sunday Free Writers’ Workshop at Books & Co at The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio. The workshop will be presented by author Greg Belliveau.

Greg Belliveau Greg Belliveau is a 2008 Christopher Isherwood Grant Recipient, an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s January 2012 Short-Short Fiction Contest, as well as the 2002 Christy Award finalist for Best First Novel. No reservations are required for the Second Sunday Free Writers’ Workshop, but expressed intention to attend is appreciated. Call Books & Co at The Greene at   937-429-6302  .

For more information about Antioch Writers’ Workshop programs or upcoming Sunday Free Writers’ Seminars, visit our website or email info@antiochwritersworkshop.com. The Antioch Writers’ Workshop will be held July 6-12, 2013 in partnership with Antioch University Midwest.

Cowvin's Corny Maze

Cowvin's Corny Maze
When: Sunday, October 14, 2012
Time: 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Young’s Jersey Dairy

Saturdays & Sundays Through Oct 28th 11am – 6pm

Cowvin, the baby of the Cow Family, has created a family fun maze at Young’s Jersey Dairy. The maze is created from over 150,000 square feet (more than 3½ acres) of cornfield and has over one mile of paths.

The maze opens at 11am on Saturdays and Sundays starting in August through October (weather permitting). We close around 6 PM to give the last group through the maze about one hour before dusk to allow time to find the way out before dark! This maze in the middle of a cornfield has many turns, dead-ends and tricky twists. Get ready to begin your maze adventure!

The price is $5.00 per person age 5 and older. Age 4 & under are free! Children age 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Young’s Jersey Dairy
6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd
Yellow Springs, OH 45387
youngsdairy.com
 937-325-0629

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Film to honor Don Wallis

"August To June" is a must see film for parents, educators, and everyone who cares about children and educators. This remarkable film, with local connections, documents an amazing public school program in California that glimmers with hope and creates a model for educating our most precious resource.

Tom Valens, a 1969 graduate of Antioch College, decided to film his wife, Amy’s, 30th and final year of teaching to capture the essence of the school’s unconventional program. Amy, a 1968 Antioch College graduate, did her student teaching at The Antioch School in 1966-67." 
~~ Liz Griffin

A free screening of August To June will be held at The Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs on Sunday, October 14 at 4 p.m. Amy Valens will attend the screening and lead an after movie discussion.

The screening, sponsored by The Antioch School, is to honor the memory of Don Wallis, a tireless advocate of progressive education and an avid supporter of The Antioch School. Donations to The Antioch School Don Wallis Scholarship Fund will be accepted.

Artist Reception at Glen House Inn

Artist Reception at Glen House Inn

Sunday, October 14, 2012
5-8 p.m. with wine, finger food, and talk with the artist
Glen House Inn, 1221 Glen Road, Yellow Springs

GRETCHEN DURST JACOBS: PAINTINGS

EXHIBITION: August 19-October 14, 2012
Public hours: 2-5 p.m. Sundays
RECEPTION: 5-8 pm, Sunday, October 14, 2012

For more information, visit www.glenhouseart.com
For directions, visit www.glenhouseinn.com