We Are Dying

download flyer“We Are Dying”
by Up In Arms
Monday, November, 5, 2007, 6-10pm

Scripps Hall Amphitheater
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Free; donations accepted

This Monday, Up in Arms invites you to attend “We Are Dying,” a nonpartisan interactive tribute to the U.S. Troops and Iraqi civilians affected by the war in Iraq.

Please join us for an evening of performance and reflection surrounding the war in Iraq. At 6pm, members of Up In Arms will be performing select e-mails, letters, and poetry from Operation Homecoming, an NEA initiative to help U.S. Troops and their families write about wartime experiences.

Take a minute to listen to the words of our Troops – our peers, friends, and family; to take in the names and faces of the 4,141 coalition casualties and their stories; to witness the toll the ongoing war takes on Iraqi children and their families

Join us in our letter writing campaign (stationary and postage provided), or help assemble care packages for Any Soldier‘s adopt-a-battalion program. Donations will be collected for the UNICEF Iraqi Children’s fund.

Special thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, the @Lab and Nathan Berger, OU ROTC, College Democrats, and the School of Theater.

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Birth Circle: The Transition to Parenthood

The Transition to Parenthood
Birth Circle Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, October 24, 7-9 pm

Athens Branch, Athens Co. Public Library
Home St, Athens, Ohio
Free and open to the public

The Birth Circle would like to invite you to attend our monthly meeting. We’ll explore how our relationships with our partners change when the baby arrives. This will be an excellent topic to invite dads or partners to!

Come early to visit with each other. If you’re new, ask for Brandi or a board member and we’ll introduce you to some other folks. Also, hear birth stories by recent moms and dads, ask questions of attendees, and discuss other topics of interest, too. Often, local doulas/birth helpers and independent childbirth educators come, too, whom you can meet.

Contact: Brandi at 740-592-5875 or hollowaygrady -at- yahoo.com

Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day

Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day
Sunday, October 21, 2007 Noon-5pm

Miller School, St. Rt. 155, Hemlock, Ohio (map)

Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day celebrates the history, culture, and natural environment of the former Hocking Valley Coal Boom region, which once impacted the portions of four southeastern Ohio counties, and that today is the heart of the Wayne National Forest. Live music, speakers, a gymnasium full of exhibits, a quilt show, and outstanding homemade soups and pies await visitors. (Those that I know are female are in CAPS.)

  • Noon – Exhibit Hall & Food Stand opens
  • 12:10PM – Opening of Diamonds In The Rough: The Legacy of Coal Mining in Ohio’s Hill Country exhibit by Ray McKinnis, Bob Evans Homestead Museum
  • 12:20PM – Opening of Miners of the Little Cities Registry by CHERYL BLOSSER, Registry Director.
  • 12:30PMLiving History Characters John and Mary Holt, a miner and his wife from the Hocking Valley Coal Boom Era portrayed by Ken Bowald and KATHY DEVECKA.
  • 1:00PM – An hour long concert with the best of music from the 1970s by Rosemont Crossing.(1 female member)
  • 2:15PM – Three deserving area citizens will be awarded the annual Little Cities Spirit Award.
  • 2:30PM – The always uplifting concert from the children of the Millcreek Elementary Choir under the direction of CONNIE ALFMAN.
  • 3:00PM – The premiere of the hour long film documentary Devil’s Oven: The Fire in the heart of the Little Cities of Black Diamonds. Film producer VALDA LEWIS and narrator Bob Singleton will be present to introduce and discuss the film.
  • 4:15PM – A musical tribute to coal miners will be given by Athens musicians and Ohio University professors Rich Greenlee and Jack Wright.
  • 5PM – Event Concludes

ART/oberfest

ART/Oberfest
Saturday, October 20, 5-9 pm & Sunday, October 21, 2007, 2-7 pm

ARTS/West
132 W State St, Athens, Ohio

A community celebration of the visual, performing, and culinary arts!

Both days: Visual Art from more than 20 local artists.

Saturday: On stage (Those that I know are female are in CAPS.)

  • 5:00 LEAH MILLER – belly dancer
  • 5:15 Rusty Rittenhouse – magician
  • 5:45 DOMINIKA ADAMOVA and Frank McDermott – poetry and music
  • 6:05 Ehryan Everson – dancer
  • 6:10 QUINN SCHMALLENBERG and Zion Everson – dancers
  • 6:15 Pete Wuscher and Matthew Bryant – music
  • 6:45 Ethan Greene – music
  • 7:15 Steve Zarate – music
  • 7:45 Designated Spaces – spoken word
  • 8:15 Bad Chemicals – music
  • 8:45 LEAH MILLER and JANE PALMER – fire dancer and drums

Saturday: Downstairs

  • Kids in Action
  • Haunted House Knit/Weave Workshop
  • OU T-Com children’s presentation
  • Chris Tomazik

Sunday: On stage

  • 2:00 LEAH MILLER – belly dancer
  • 2:15 NGOMA – drum circle
  • 2:45 Rusty Rittenhouse – magician
  • 3:15 Ehryah Everson – dancer
  • 3:20 QUINN SCHMALLENBERG and Zion Everson – dancers
  • 3:30 Ethan Greene – music
  • 4:00 LIZ PAHL – music
  • 4:30 Heartlanders – music
  • 5:00 Reyshan Parker – play “Best Intentions”

Sunday: Downstairs

  • Kids in Action
  • Haunted House Knit/Weave Workshop
  • OU T-Com’s children’s presentation
  • Xen Glick – 5-7

Suzi Shelton Kid’s Concert

Suzi Shelton Kid’s Concert
Saturday, October 6, 2007, 11am-Noon

Ridges Auditorium
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Free and open to the public

Suzi SheltonSuzi Shelton will perform her award-winning children’s music at a free concert. The performance by Shelton (BFA ’93) is part of a 35th anniversary celebration for the Child Development Center, OU’s early care and education laboratory school for the College of Health and Human Services, where Shelton spent time in the early ‘90s working toward her certification in early childhood education.

Suzi will be joined by NYC band members Dan Siegler and Steve Elliot, and is honored to perform at her alma mater for a community concert guaranteed to get you up and dancing at The Ridges!

Sweet-voiced vocals and gentle acoustic guitar express kid concerns with sympathy. Shelton’s originals blend easily alongside covers like a well-harmonized ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight.” –Erika Milvy, Parenting

Contact: grenert -at- ohio.edu

Screening + Potluck: Born into Brothels

Screening + Potluck: Born into Brothels
Sunday, September 30, 2007, 5 pm

Scripps Hall, Anderson Auditorium
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

Please bring a vegetarian dish of your choice, Indian themed if you so choose. Hosted by OU Amnesty International.

Born into Brothels, by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski, is the winner of the 77th annual Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. A tribute to the resiliency of childhood and the restorative power of art, it is a portrait of several unforgettable children who live in the red light district of Calcutta, where their mothers work as prostitutes. Zana Briski, a New York-based photographer, gives each of the children a camera and teaches them to look at the world with new eyes. — http://www.kids-with-cameras.org/bornintobrothels/

DVD and book also available @ Alden Library.

Contact: 614-915-4111 or ouamnesty -at- yahoo.com
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Reclaim Music Festival

Reclaim Music Festival
Saturday, September 29, 2007, 3 pm-2 am, gates open @ 1 pm

McCumber Hill Rd, near Rutland, Ohio (directions)
$5

The Reclaim Music Festival will take place on Saturday in the backwoods of Meigs County, Ohio. Reclaim is proud to highlight the incredible live music scene of Athens, Ohio and surrounding hills. Reclaim is an outdoor music and community festival held at one of the most scenic venues in Ohio. The venue consists of a solid oak stage nestled amongst hundreds of acres of fields and forest.

Coolers are welcome. (There will be minimal vending at this event, so bring food, snacks and whatever you like to drink. Don’t forget drinking water.) Bring: flashlights, sleeping bag & tent, yer mom (or dad, or not). There will be 2 or 3 community fires, but please no individual fires (too dry).

Female performers in caps.

Mainstage

Family Tent

  • 3:00pm – 6:00pm LAURA NADEAU

Contact: reclaimmusic -at- gmail.com Let us know if you’d like to help in any capacity!
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