March 25, 2010



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Reminders | Announcements | Music | Art | Spiritual | Senior | Upcoming

Thursday, March 25 (top)
• Superintendent search core committee mtg., 8 a.m., Mills Lawn conference rm.
• Bid whist/hearts, 1 p.m., Senior Ctr.
• Nap and cuddle time, 2–3 p.m., library.
• Community food pantry open, 2–4 p.m., United Methodist Church.
• Elie Weisel talk, 6 p.m., former WSU parking lot at Xenia Ave. and Herman St.
• “Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes and Health Screenings,” 6–7 p.m., library.
• Awana, 6:30–8 p.m., First Baptist Church.
• “Dangerous Professors: Academic Freedom and the National Security Campus,” 7 p.m., Nonstop.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church.
• Contra dance, 7–9 p.m., Bryan Ctr.
• Environmental Commission, 7–9 p.m., Bryan Ctr. rms. A and B.
• “Who Becomes Homeless: How to Prevent It,” 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church.
• Book discussion, 7:45–9 p.m., Dharma Ctr.
• Trivia with Steve, 9 p.m., Gulch.

Friday, March 26 (top)
• Preschool Story Time, ages 3–5, 10:30 a.m., library.
• Qi gong exercise, 10:30 a.m., Senior Ctr.
• 80+ birthday luncheon, 11:45 a.m., Friends Care Assisted Living.
• Quilting group, 1:30 p.m., Senior Ctr.
• Misty Monee, 6:30 p.m., Emporium.
• Open mic, 7–9:30 p.m., Brother Bear’s.
• YS Tale Spinners Family Comedy Night, 7:30–9:30 p.m., Clifton Opera.
• Joy of Dancing, 8–9 p.m., Bryan Ctr.
• Bootleg Rider, 10 p.m., Peach’s.

Saturday, March 27 (top)
• Zen meditation, 7:30 a.m., Dharma Ctr.
• Tai chi practice, 9 a.m., Bryan Ctr.
• Winter farmers market, 9 a.m.–noon, United Methodist Church.
• Overeaters Anonymous, 10 a.m., Friends Assisted Living.
• Nature store volunteer training, 10–11:30 a.m., Glen Helen Bldg.
• Pictures w/Easter bunny, 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Miami Township Fire Rescue.
• Aerobic exercise, 10:15 a.m., Senior Ctr.
• The Met live in HD, noon, former WSU parking lot at Xenia Ave. & Herman St.
• Peace vigil, noon–1 p.m., Xenia Ave. and Limestone St.
• Shauna Roberts book signing, 2–4 p.m., Dark Star Books.
• Roots Fest, 5 p.m.–midnight, Bryan Ctr.
• Grandmother Drum Healing Circle, 6–9 p.m., Rockford Chapel.
• Lynnell Lewis leads sacred chanting, 7 p.m., Dharma Ctr.
• Narcotics Anonymous meeting, 7:30 p.m., United Methodist Church.
• Gary Arnold, 8 p.m., Clifton Opera House.
• Crazy Joe and the Mad River Outlaws, 10 p.m., Peach’s.

Sunday, March 28 (top)
• Vipassana meditation, 8 a.m., Dharma Ctr.
• Spiritual discussion, 8:30 a.m., UUF.
• Friends silent meditation, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Rockford Chapel.
• Course in Miracles, 9 a.m., Friends Care Assisted Living.
• “Three Years in Armenia as a Peace Corps Volunteer,” 10 a.m., UUF.
• “Jesus the King,” 10:30 a.m., First Presbyterian Church.
• Ed Davis and Terrilynn Reece reading, 1 p.m., Nonstop.
• Wildflower hike, 1 p.m., Glen Trailside Museum.
• John Grote at James A. McKee group, 3–5 p.m., Senior Ctr. great room.
• Elemental Circle, 4 p.m., UUF meetinghouse.
• “March to Zion Reggae Dance and Caribbean Feast,” 5–8 p.m., Brother Bear’s.
• Full moon hike, 8 p.m., Glen Helen parking lot off SR 343.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8 p.m., First Presbyterian Church.
• Al–Anon meeting, 8 p.m., Friends Care Assisted Living.

Monday, March 29 (top)
• Flexibility exercise, 10:30 a.m., Senior Ctr.
• Chair volleyball, 11:30 a.m., Senior Ctr.
• Dominoes, 1 p.m., Senior Ctr.
• Youth choral singing class, 3:30–4:30 p.m., Presbyterian Church.
• Bridge lessons, 6:30 p.m., Senior Ctr.
• Aerobic exercise, 6:30 p.m., Senior Ctr.
• Community Band rehearsal, 7:30 p.m., YSHS music room.
• Alcoholics Anonymous, 8 p.m., United Methodist Church.

Tuesday, March 30 (top)
• Sunrise meditation, 7:30 a.m., 215 Park Meadows.
• Weaving group, 9:30 a.m., Senior Ctr.
• Qi gong, 1 p.m., Senior Ctr.
• Party bridge, 1–3:30 p.m., Lawson Place.
• Intermediate yoga, 4 p.m., Senior Ctr.
• Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 7 p.m., Friends Assisted Living.
• School levy committee mtg., 7 p.m., Mills Lawn library.
• Open mic, 7–10 p.m., Peach’s.
• Alcoholics Anonymous, 7:30 p.m., United Methodist Church.
• DJ Clean Gene, 8 p.m.–1 a.m., Dayton Street Gulch.

Wednesday, March 31 (top)
• Needlework group, 10 a.m., Senior Ctr.
• Flexibility exercise, 10:30 a.m., Senior Ctr.
• Chair volleyball, 11:15 a.m., Senior Ctr.
• Senior luncheon, noon, Senior Ctr.
• Dominoes, 1 p.m., Senior Ctr.
• DJ Clean Gene, 5–9 p.m., Peach’s Grill.
• Seder Celebration Meal, 6 p.m., Christian Ctr.
• Aerobic exercise, 6:30 p.m., Senior Ctr.
• Great Books mtg., 6:30 p.m., library.
• Duplicate bridge, 6:30–10 p.m., Senior Ctr.
• Reiki practitioner circle, 7–9 p.m., 217 E. Herman St.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 7 p.m., Rockford Chapel.
• Special Council mtg. for second reading and public hearing on 2010 budget, 7 p.m., Council chambers.
• Lenten series, 7:30 p.m., St. Paul Catholic Church.
• Meditation training with Robert Pryor, 7:45 p.m., Dharma Ctr.
• Community chorus rehearsal, 8 p.m., YSHS music room.
• Trivia with Steve, 9 p.m., Peach’s Grill.
• DJ Dr. Falafel, 9 p.m.–12:45 a.m., Dayton Street Gulch.

Thursday, April 1 (top)
• Tea party and Greg Mortenson book discussion, 1 p.m., Senior Ctr.
• Bid whist/hearts, 1 p.m., Senior Ctr.
• Toddler and baby play time, 2 p.m., library.
• Ultimate Spring Organizing, 6:30 p.m., library.
• Awana, 6:30–8 p.m., First Baptist Church.
• After Hours Writers Club, 6:30–8:30 p.m., Emporium.
• Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church.
• Holy Thursday service, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church.
• Holy Thursday mass, 7 p.m., St. Paul Catholic Church.
• Patient and caregiver support group mtg., 7 p.m., Senior Ctr.
• Contra dance, 7–9 p.m., Bryan Ctr.
• Book discussion, 7:45–9 p.m., Dharma Ctr.
• Trivia with Steve, 9 p.m., Gulch.

ReminderS (top)

Nonstop discusses academic freedom
Nonstop Institute will present “Dangerous Professors: Academic Freedom and the National Security Campus” on Thursday, March 25, at 7 p.m., with professors Malini Johar Schueller and Ashley Dawson. This is the first in a series of Nonstop video conferences on higher education issues. 

Talk homelessness
Joined for Justice will sponsor a program entitled “Who Becomes Homeless: How to Prevent It,” at the First Presbyterian Church on Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. This program is free, and the public is invited. For more information, call 767-7751, or visit

Hear Nonstop poetry
Ed Davis and Terrilynn Meece will read original writing on Sunday, March 28, at 1 p.m. at the Nonstop Institute. Admission to this event is by a suggested donation of $5.

McKee group hosts Grote
The James A. McKee Group will host speaker John Grote, Yellow Springs chief of police, on Sunday, March 28, 3–5 p.m., in the great room of the Senior Center. The public is welcome.

AACW holds fundraiser
The AACW and Sista Iria will present “March to Zion Reggae Dance and Caribbean Feast” on Sunday, March 28, 5–8 p.m. at Brother Bear’s. The event will feature DJ Sista Iria, a performance by the Soulfire Tribe and a Caribbean-style buffet. Admission is by a suggested donation of $6 for adults and $3 for children, with proceeds benefitting AACW. For more information, contact Sista Iria at 591-6262.

Special Council meeting
Village Council will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, at Council chambers for a special meeting to vote on the second reading of the 2010 Village budget. Before Council votes, there will be a public hearing.


Music this week

Emporium features local tunes

Yellow Springs’ own Misty Monee will perform at the Emporium on Friday, March 26, at 6:30 p.m. Misty Monee’s blend of jazz, blues and Motown will accompany the weekly wine tasting.

This week at Peach’s

Bootleg Rider will present original music on Friday, March 26, beginning at 10 p.m. at Peach’s Grill.

Saturday, March 27, Peach’s will feature Crazy Joe and the Mad River Outlaws. The show begins at 10 p.m. Admission to each show is $5.

Gary Arnold performs at Clifton Opera

Gary Arnold will perform at the Clifton Opera House on Saturday, March 27, 8–10 p.m. Gary plays his own blend of folk and soul, predominantly on the acoustic guitar. Admission to the show is by $7 donation.

Art around town

• The Village Artisans is featuring Pete Mitas, enamelist, in its gallery for the month of March.

• The Glen Helen Association, in conjunction with its 50th-anniversary celebration, is sponsoring a juried invitational art exhibit and sale. The show will run July 2–July 16 in the Glen Helen Building. A special patron preview reception will be held the opening evening, July 2, 7–9 p.m. All artists are invited to submit up to three entries that incorporate the Glen or a nature theme for this special exhibit. For further information and entry forms, contact Joan Horn at 767-7971 or, or Linda Parsons at 767-0123.

• For the months of March and April, the Emporium is hosting “Village People,” an exhibition of photographic images by Dennie Eagleson. The images are close portraits of current and former villagers made over the past two decades, and include some of Eagleson’s more experimental work with plastic lens cameras, gel medium transfer and Polaroid transfer processes. The images are a celebration of the vitality of life in the village and demonstrate how, as members of a small village, villages watch each other grow up.

• Mike Nelson’s water drop photographs will be on display at the Winds Cafe through April 4. In these photographs, art and science come together to capture images of water drops exploding into color and form. For a sneak preview of the exhibit, visit

• The Glen Helen Association is hosting an art exhibition titled “Landscapes and Flowers” through March 30. This one-person show by Yellow Springs resident Ann Gayek features paintings of landscapes and gardens in Ohio, California and Colorado. Show hours are 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday, and 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The exhibition is in the Glen Helen Building, and admission is free.

Senior events

Elie Weisel to give talk
Elie Weisel, holocaust survivor and author of the memoir Night, will speak on Thursday, March 25, at 7:30 p.m. at the Schuster Center in Dayton. Tickets are available for $15 and $20 by calling 228-3630 or 229-2545. Tickets will not be available through the Senior Center. The Senior Center group will depart from the former WSU clinic parking lot at Herman Street and Xenia Avenue at 6 p.m. on March 25. The sign-up deadline has passed for obtaining a ride with the Senior Center, but tickets are still available.

80+ birthday luncheon
Senior citizens of any age are welcome to attend the monthly 80+ birthday luncheon, which specifically honors those who are 80 and older. This month’s celebration will be held on Friday, March 26, at the Friends Care Assisted Living main dining room. Those attending should arrive by 11:45 a.m., and lunch will be served at noon. Lunch is $5 per person, except those 80 and over with a birthday this month. They will be guests of the Senior Center and eat free. Those who plan to attend should sign up in advance by calling the center at 767-5751.

The Met live in HD
On Saturday, March 27, the Senior Center will visit the Hollywood 20 Cinema for a performance of the Metropolitan Opera live in HD. The Met will be performing Ambroise Thomas’ Hamlet. The group will leave at noon from the former WSU clinic parking lot at Xenia Avenue and Herman Street. Tickets are $20 at the door, and the show begins at 1 p.m. Those interested should call 767-5751 in advance to sign up.

Have a cup of tea
In anticipation of hearing author Greg Mortenson speak on April 7 at WSU, a discussion of his book Three Cups of Tea and a tea party will be held on Thursday, April 1, at 1 p.m. in the great room. Everyone is invited to come and learn more about the book and the author’s school building campaign in Central Asia.

Senior Center hosts tax help
The AARP-IRS Tax-Aide program’s free, confidential tax filing help for low and medium income taxpayers of all ages will be available at the Senior Center for the first time this year. Electronic filing will be available. Those interested may call the center at 767-5751 to request a 2 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. appointment for Monday, April 5. Taxpayers should bring last year’s return, W-2s, 1099s, medical expense information and health and long-term care insurance payment information, real estate tax payment information and all other pertinent information about income and deductions for 2009, as well as Social Security cards verifying the numbers of taxpayers and dependents.

Spiritual events

Presbyterians celebrate Holy Week
The First Presbyterian Church begins Holy Week with a celebration on Palm Sunday, March 28, with a procession of the palms and special music by the youth. Rev. Doris Whitaker will continue her focus on “Faces of Jesus” with the sermon, “Jesus the King.” Worship begins at 10:30 a.m. and all are welcome.

Sunday, March 28, is also the collection for One Great Hour of Sharing, where monies support ministries of disaster response, refugee assistance and resettlement and community development that help people find safe refuge, start new lives and work together to strengthen their families and communities.

Unitarians discuss Armenia
The topic of the 10 a.m. service at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on Sunday, March 28, will be: “Three Years in Armenia as a Peace Corps Volunteer,” presented by Dr. Constance Speake, professor emeritus at Northeastern Illinois University. The presentation of Dr. Speake’s work in Armenia will include photos and traditional music.

The 8:30 a.m. spiritual discussion group topic will be: “How can we create a more spiritual atmosphere at UUFYS? Is it our duty? Who and what creates ‘spirituality’?”

Child care for children up to age 6 is available from 9:45 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

St. Paul Lenten series and Holy Week
On Wednesday evenings throughout the Lenten season, St. Paul Catholic Church hosts a Lenten series, “Women in the Community of the Beloved Disciple.” Patricia Brown will discuss the scripture at the next meeting on Wednesday, March 31, 7:30 p.m., and will speak on the topic “Mary of Magdala and the Beloved Disciple in the Resurrection Scenes.” Each session lasts one hour, with refreshments provided.

St. Paul will begin observation of Easter on Thursday, April 1, with a Holy Thursday mass at 7 p.m. On Good Friday, April 2, there will be a Way of the Cross service at 2:30 p.m. and liturgy of the Lord’s Passion at 7 p.m. Holy Saturday mass will be held on April 3 at 8:45 p.m. Easter Sunday mass will be held at 11 a.m. on April 4.

Methodists hold Holy Week services
The Yellow Springs United Methodist Church will hold several services in honor of Holy Week, leading to Easter Sunday. Holy Week will begin with a Holy Service on Thursday, April 1, at 7 p.m. On Good Friday, April 2, a combined service with First Presbyterian Church will be held at the Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. Pastor Hill will lead Easter sunrise service at 8 a.m., followed by a breakfast at 8:30 a.m., served by the United Methodist Men. Easter Sunday church school will begin at 9:30 a.m., and Easter Sunday worship will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Search committee meets

The core committee of the superintendent search will meet on Thursday, March 25, at 8 a.m. in the Mills Lawn conference room.

Health talk at the library will present a discussion on “Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes and Health Screenings” on Thursday, March 25, 6–7 p.m. in the library. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 767-1008.

Family laughs at Clifton

The Yellow Springs Tale Spinners will present their annual Family Comedy Night at Clifton Opera House on Friday, March 26, 7:30–9:30 p.m. The YSTS will be performing family-oriented material suitable for all ages. Admission is by a $7 donation. The venue is owned and operated by the Village of Clifton, and donations received are used for the restoration of the historic building.

Easter Bunny visits

Advocates 4 Animals will offer photos with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at Miami Township Fire Rescue. Pets and children are welcome. Photos will be printed on-site and will be $5. All proceeds will benefit Advocates 4 Animals, a local non-profit animal rescue and rehabilitation agency.

Those interested in adopting a cat or kitten may also stop by and talk to a volunteer about the many felines currently in Advocates 4 Animals’ foster homes. Volunteers will also be collecting donations of supplies, such as old towels, paper towels, bleach, liquid Lysol, trash bags, plastic grocery bags, cat food, cat litter, coupons, scratching posts or other cat toys. For more information, call Melissa McFarland at 681-6775, e-mail or visit

Local author signs books

Dark Star Books will feature author Shauna Roberts on Saturday, March 27, 2–4 p.m. Roberts, a Beavercreek native, will sign copies of her new book, Like Mayflies in a Stream, a retelling of the ancient epic of Gilgamesh. For more information, call 767-9400, or visit

Celebrate roots

The Tecumseh Land Trust, in partnership with the African American Cross-Cultural Works, will host Roots Fest on Saturday, March 27, 5 p.m.–midnight, in the John Bryan Community Center. Those attending can enjoy barbecue and bid on local art and memorabilia that have a story related to local roots in a silent auction. Performers at the event include the YSKP singers, Jaime Adoff, John Booth, George Bieri and Friends with Carl Schumacher, local band Wheels and the Nerak Roth Patterson Band, with special guests Aaron Saari and Weymar Osbourne.

Tickets may be purchased from TLT through Friday, March 26, at $10 for adults and $5 for teens 13–18. Children 12 and under are free. On March 27, adult tickets will be $12. All proceeds will support TLT and AACW. For tickets or more information, call TLT at 767-9490, or visit

Drum circle to meet

The Grandmother Drum Healing Circle will celebrate the full moon on Saturday, March 27, 6–9 p.m. at the Rockford Chapel. Those attending are encouraged to bring drums and sound-makers, a finger food to share and a friendly voice. For more information, call Grandmother Wolfheart at 767-9331 or Grandmother MoonFire at 767-1170. All are welcome to attend.

Lewis leads chanting

On Saturday, March 27, at 7 p.m., Lynnell Lewis will present an evening of sacred chanting at the Dharma Center. With Indian tambura accompaniment, Lynnell teaches and leads chanting from all Buddhist traditions as well as Hindu, Sufi, Christian and African. The program is free, and all, regardless of experience, are invited to participate. For more information, call 767-2113.

Levy committee to meet

The Yellow Springs Board of Education will have levy committee meetings every Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Mills Lawn Library until the levy vote in May.

Great Books group meets

The Great Books group will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, March 31, 6:30 p.m. at the library. Ken Huber will lead the discussion of “An Interest In Life,” a short story by Grace Paley from her collection, The Little Disturbances of Man, and of three poems by Wislawa Szymborska.

Writers’ club to meet

The After Hours Writers Club will meet on Thursday, April 1, 6:30–8:30 p.m. at the Emporium. Participants are invited to read their writings, exchange feedback, ideas and writing prompts, network with other writers and participate in writing exercises. The club is open to writers of all concentrations. Bringing something to read is not required.

Upcoming announcements (top)

School board meeting time change
The April 8 meeting of the Yellow Springs School Board will begin at 6 p.m. instead of 7 p.m.