Calliope Feminist Choir Open Rehearsals

Calliope Feminist Choir Open Rehearsals
Child care now available
Monday, November 5 & 12, 2007, 6-8 p.m.

Christ Lutheran Church
69 Mill St, Athens, Ohio

Calliope Feminist Choir is excited to announce the availability of childcare for singers during rehearsals. Two open rehearsals, Nov. 5 and 12, will allow interested women who need child care to come participate while their children are watched by students from the service fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega.

Calliope focuses on performing music written and arranged by women, honoring women, and promoting peace, justice, and equality. Formed in 1993, the choir now numbers approx. 35 women of diverse backgrounds and ages, from 17 to 70. Calliope performs at fundraisers and other community events, including the November third UCM 25th annual dinner celebration. The chorus rehearses Mondays 6-8 p.m. in the Christ Lutheran Church.

Women interested in attending please call 740-662-2022.

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25th Annual UCM Dinner and Auction

Benefit: 25th Annual UCM Dinner and Auction
Saturday, November 3, 2007, 5-pm

Athens Community Center
701 E. State St, Athens, Ohio
$25 to $100 (sliding scale); $15 students

UCM‘s biggest annual fundraiser turns 25 this year! An eclectic international buffet will be provided by Purple Chopstix, with appetizers by Salaam. Pat and Wanda Sheridan of Shamrock Auction Service will have hundreds of donations, including goods, services, artwork, and crafts, from local businesses and individuals up for auction to the highest bidder. The highlighted auction item is a one-week stay in Bonita Springs, Florida- 15 miles north of Naples.

Live entertainment by CALLIOPE FEMINIST CHOIR and the Greg Bikowski jazz trio.

Contact: Call UCM: Center for Spiritual Growth and Social Justice at 740-593-7301 or ucm -at- frognet.net now for your reservation!

Dance: Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats

Lesley Byers & the Jazz Cats
Fall Quarter Swing Dance
Friday, November 2, 2007, 8pm-Midnight

Baker Center Rm 240
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Small cover charge

Quarterly swing dance of the OU Jitterbug Club, open to everyone! All forms of dance welcome. There is a beginner lesson before each dance from 8-9 p.m. Bands begin at 9 p.m. Featuring live music from Chicago: LESLEY BYERS and the Jazz Cats.

Rosemary Clooney meets Bette Midler. … Lesley Byers & The Jazz Cats recreate this era’s best music made famous by the times most incredible musicians…Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald.

Regular events admission $5; registered club members $4.

Contact: bh123005 -at- ohio.edu

Sweet Adelines Concert

Hocking Valley Sweet Adelines
25th Anniversary – Barbershop Beach Party!
Saturday, October 20, 2007, 2 PM & 8 PM

Athens Middle School Auditorium
51 W. State St, Athens, Ohio
General admission $5; At door $10

download flyerThe Hocking Valley Chorus of the Sweet Adelines celebrates its quarter-of-a-century birthday this year. Free parking at this, the annual concert.

SEE:Local group celebrates sweet anniversary,” Athens Messenger, 10/7/07

Contact: 740-662-2022

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

Sweet Honey in the Rock in Concert

Sweet Honey in the Rock in Concert
Thursday, October 11, 2007, 7 pm

College Activities Center (map)
West Virginia University–Parkersburg
Campus Drive, Parkersburg, WV
Adults $10/Students $5

WVUP Performing Arts Series presents Sweet Honey in the Rock.

Founded in 1973, Sweet Honey in the Rock is a Grammy Award-winning African American female a cappella ensemble with deep musical roots in the sacred music of the black church — spirituals, hymns, gospel — as well as jazz and blues. The Sweet Honey experience is like no other. Six African American women join their powerful voices, along with hand percussion instruments, to create a blend of lyrics, movement and narrative that variously relate history, point the finger at injustice, encourage activism, and sing the praises of love. The music speaks out against oppression and exploitation of every kind. The septet, whose words are simultaneously interpreted in uniquely expressive American Sign Language, demands a just and humane world for all. —http://www.sweethoney.com/

Tickets: 304-424-8223 or tammy.harper -at- mail.wvu.edu

Megan Murphy & Yankee Bluegrass

Federal Valley Concert Series: Megan Murphy & Yankee Bluegrass
Saturday, October 6, 2007, 7-8:30pm

Federal Valley Resource Center Auditorium
Stewart, Ohio
Donation

Megan MurphyThis benefit concert featuring Megan Murphy and Yankee Bluegrass is part of the Federal Valley Concert Series, held on the first Saturday of the month.

All donations benefit the FVRC, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to maintaining and managing the historic school complex for the benefit of the community. The brick buildings include an 1890s two room school house with a 1920s addition, and a classroom building and a gym built in the early 1930s.

Federal Valley’s Halloween Fundraiser Fright Nights will also be open.

Directions: Drive 10 miles east of Athens on US Hwy 50/32, take S.R. 329 two miles into Stewart. Center is in old school on left.

SEE:Pickin’ and grinnin’: Trimble student is master of her mandolin,” Athens Messenger, 4/22/2006

Contact: 740-707-7208 or ew277002 -at- ohio.edu