Greetings! And welcome to the February 2009 Emporium Wines and Underdog Cafe e-newsletter!

Some quick web sites notes before I get started with the events schedule. I just made a guestbook for the shop’s web site. Here you can post your thoughts about us for all to share–Want a particular muffin every day? Love a particular wine? How did you like a particular event? Etc.!
– Sign guestbook: http://us.1.p7.webhosting.yahoo.com/gb/sign?member=emporiumwines
– View guestbook: http://us.1.p7.webhosting.yahoo.com/gb/view?member=emporiumwines
– Find these links on the community page: http://www.emporiumwines.com/community.htm

Also, our pictures page has seen some recent updates (namely the inauguration party and the Really Really Free Market) – http://www.emporiumwines.com/media.htm or http://www.flickr.com/photos/emporiumwines

Be sure to keep tabs on our Twitter page for short updates and fun things like these: http://twitter.com/EmpoUnder

Okey dokey! Without further ado: events for February!

WEEKLY FRIDAY WINE-TASTINGS
Wine-tastings begin at 6:30pm; music begins generally at 7:00.

2/6 – Dawn Cooksey and 68 South
2/13 – Chris & Patricia Berg
2/20 – G. Scott Jones
2/27 – Eric Loy

OTHER EVENTS

Sunday, 2/1 – 3:00pm
Nonstop Presents reading: Aurelia Blake & Jeanne Lemkau
Aurelia A. Blake has taught in the Yellow Springs schools since 1996 and been on the board of Antioch Writers’ Workshop since 2004. She’s a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel and has a master’s degree from Antioch University McGregor and a bachelor’s from the University of Colorado. Jeanne Lemkau is a psychologist, writer, and Professor Emerita of Family Medicine at Wright State University. She divides her time between her psychotherapy practice and political activism and creative non-fiction writing related to Cuba and Cuban Americans. She will read from her manuscript Risking Cuba: A Tale of Sabbatical Rebellion.

Monday, 2/2 – 5:00pm
ProAct Poetry

Wednesday, 2/4 – 7:00pm
Opera Overtures Lecture: “Elixir Of Love”

Thursday, 2/5 – 6:00pm
New Open Mic Night
Open to all the spoken arts! Fiction and Poetry, Performance/Slam, Theatrical readings, Anecdotes/Diary entries, Short films, Comedy, sketches, Found art. That’s right. If you can say it, you can spray it. Performers may sign up by emailing vanessa@emporiumwines.com or show up on the 5th (please come early if you plan on performing). Films must be submitted in advance so they can be tested on the projector. *10-minute limit. Please, no instruments or elaborate props.

Sunday, 2/15 – 3:00pm
Nonstop Presents reading: Kai Cooley & Ken Simon
Kai Cooley is an Antioch College alumna from 2001. She loves cats, wildflowers, birdcalls, dirt roads, blue-collar men, fitness training and cooking without a recipe. She is on her 16th job (math teacher) and splits her time between Yellow Springs and Lynx, Ohio. Ken Simon has been a philosophy professor, a urine bottle washer, a restaurant owner, a vacuum cleaner salesman, a picture framer and a waiter, among other occupations. He has been part of a “Zen writing group” that met every week for 12 or 13 years.

Every Sunday – 2:00pm
Pat Siemer’s Knit-In

That’s all for now! See you around!

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