Beginning Oil Painting

Beginning Oil Painting for ages 18+ will be held at Yellow Springs Community Library on Wed., May 23, from 5-7:30 p.m. Yellow Springs artist Christine Klinger will teach you the basics of oil painting. Subjects covered include composition, value and light, as well as tools and materials, basic color theory, and the nature of traditional and water-mixable oils. All materials you need are provided, but feel free to bring in a few simple items to make your own personal still life and/or photographs, magazines, or books showing simple landscapes that you would like to paint. Although some basic painting or drawing skills are helpful, all levels are welcome. Registration required. Call 352-4003.

Baby Song & Rhyme Time

Baby Song & Rhyme Time will be held at Yellow Springs Community Library on Wed., May 2, 9, 23, 30, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Songs, simple stories, and rhymes to enjoy with your little one. Ms. Janet presents a short, interactive program followed by open playtime.

Simple Sewing

Simple Sewing for ages 18+ will be held at Yellow Springs Community Library on Wed., May 22, from 6-8 p.m. Learn how to sew and sew a simple project. May’s project will be a cell phone charging station. Four sewing machines will be available, but if you have a sewing machine, please bring it. All supplies will be provided. Registration required. Call 352-4003.

Book Trivia Challenge…Again!

Book Trivia Challenge…Again! will be held at Yellow Springs Community Library on Tue., May 22, from 3-4 p.m. Join a team and see if you know your book characters. Trivia questions about plots and characters from popular books. There will be snacks & prizes!

Hope Taft to talk Ohio Scenic Rivers Act at TLT annual meeting

Tecumseh Land Trust invites the public to the 2018 annual gathering and meeting at the McCulloch Fen Run Farm on Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m.

A tour of the property, including woods and wetland areas, will begin at 3 p.m. Families are welcome, and child-friendly activities and light refreshments will be available. Music will be provided by Wild Rumpus. This year’s guest speaker will be Hope Taft, former first lady of Ohio, who will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ohio’s Scenic Rivers Act.

The act was passed in February of 1968, and aimed to preserve and improve Ohio rivers’ natural conditions, while maintaining them for public use. Since the Ohio Scenic Rivers Act’s inception, 14 rivers have been designated as scenic recreational rivers — including the Little Miami River, pictured above.

Those attending should bring their own lawn chairs and wear appropriate shoes for walking around any muddy areas. The farm is located at 7391 S. Pitchin Road, Springfield 45502.

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Hope Taft to talk Ohio Scenic Rivers Act at TLT annual meeting

Tecumseh Land Trust invites the public to the 2018 annual gathering and meeting at the McCulloch Fen Run Farm on Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m.

A tour of the property, including woods and wetland areas, will begin at 3 p.m. Families are welcome, and child-friendly activities and light refreshments will be available. Music will be provided by Wild Rumpus. This year’s guest speaker will be Hope Taft, former first lady of Ohio, who will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ohio’s Scenic Rivers Act.

The act was passed in February of 1968, and aimed to preserve and improve Ohio rivers’ natural conditions, while maintaining them for public use. Since the Ohio Scenic Rivers Act’s inception, 14 rivers have been designated as scenic recreational rivers — including the Little Miami River, pictured above.

Those attending should bring their own lawn chairs and wear appropriate shoes for walking around any muddy areas. The farm is located at 7391 S. Pitchin Road, Springfield 45502.

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Tubby The Tuba And Friends

Yellow Springs Community Band

James Johnston, conductor

 

Tubby the Tuba and Friends

Aza Hurwitz, tuba solo (YSHS graduating senior)

 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

7:30 p.m.

Mills Lawn Gymnasium

Donations at the door benefit YS Community Music

Free film screening to feature ‘Selma’

Yellow Springs-based Young People of Color and The 365 Project, with support from the local Unitarian Universalist congregation, will present a free screening of the award-winning 2014 film “Selma” on Monday, May 21, at the Little Art Theatre in downtown Yellow Springs.

The presentation is part of the Elaine Comegys Film Festival series, which is marking its 10th annual outing this year.

 Doors open at 6 p.m., and showtime is at 6:30. A moderated discussion will follow at 8:30 p.m.

“Selma” is an historical drama depicting the people and events associated with the 1965 voting rights marches that originated in that Alabama city. The film, directed by Ava DuVernay, was nominated for an Academy Award in the best picture category, and won the Academy Award for best original song, “Glory,” by Common and Springfield, Ohio, native, John Legend. The American Film Institute named it Movie of the Year.

The local film festival was founded after the 2007 death of longtime Yellow Springs resident Elaine Comegys, who was an advocate for fairness and equality for minorities. A native of Charleston, W.Va., she came to Yellow Springs in the mid-1970s as a faculty member in the Co-op Department at Antioch College, later becoming Dean of Students.

The 365 Project established the Elaine Comegys Film Festival to honor her memory by screening free thought-provoking films of cultural importance to the black community.

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Antioch College Alumni Stories: Dale Brown, Class of 1976

During Antioch College's 2017 Reunion, alumni visited the WYSO studios and shared their stories with current Antioch students and WYSO staff members. This edition of the Antioch Word features Antioch alumna Dale Brown, Class of 1976, who spoke with WYSO's Juliet Fromholt. In this interview Dale talks about how finding out she had a disability gave her the determination to start an organization that is still very much thriving today and the importance of solidarity in the Antioch community. This interview was edited by Mary Evans, current Miller Fellow at WYSO and co-host of The Antioch Word, a podcast for the Antioch College community, about Antioch College written and produced by Antioch College students working at WYSO.