Greetings beloved Emporium/Underdog Café e-news-recipients! (& a very special welcome to our new subscribers!)

Ah, May in the Springs… a lovely time for reflection, hiking in the Glen, spring cleaning, impromptu socializing on Xenia Ave, and most importantly: COLD-BREWED ICED COFFEE. Mmm mm.

Plus–a new art show and more special events! Without further ado:


“PIECE” – quilts by Karen Russell

Art Opening & Fabric Swap
Saturday, May 2 – 2-6 pm
Got spare fabric? Need some more? Join us for the art opening for Karen Russell’s quilt display and a fabric swap for quilters and crafters. Indoors & outdoors.


Wine tastings (every Friday, 6:30-10 pm)

May 1 – Honkytonk Boys featuring Jo Donnely, Ben Cooper, Greg Dewey, & Carl Schumacher will play a mix of honkytonk and old school country
May 8 – Jazz vocalist Misty Monée
May 15 – Gary Arnold
May 22 – Dawn Cooksey & 68 South
May 29 – John MacQueen

Other events

Wham Bam (Thank You Slam) Spoken Arts Revue/Open Mic
Thursday, May 7 – 6-8 pm
Fiction and Poetry. Performance/Slam. Theatrical readings. Diary entries. Short film/video. Comedy, sketches. Jokes/Anecdotes. Found text art. That’s right. If you can say it, you can spray it. Performers may sign up by emailing or by showing up early. (Videos must be submitted in advance so they can be tested on our system.) *10-minute limit. Please, no live music or elaborate props. More information:

Really Really Free Market
Saturday, May 9 – 1-4 pm
A Really Really Free Market is like a mixed-bag potluck, or a free flea market. Stuff, entertainment, & fun—whatever we as a community can come together & share. Bring usable items, food, & talents—to give for the sake of giving. Don’t have anything on-hand? Come & browse what others are sharing. (FYI: The Underdog Café is merely host to our RRFM. You still have to pay for stuff from the store!) More info:

Community Potluck hosted by YSHS senior Olivia Byrnes
Wednesday, May 20 – 4-6pm

Local Knowledge reception
Thursday, May 28 – 8-9:30 pm
Lecture featuring Chris Hill of Antioch College: “Report from the Thai/Burma Border–Tactical Media & Networks”, takes place at the Yellow Springs Senior Center at 7:00 PM. More information on the Local Knowledge series:

Knitting Circle with Pat Siemer
Every Sunday – 2-4 pm

Chair Massage
Every Thursday, 9:30am-12 noon
Keri Speck of Springs Healing Massage offers a chair massage every Thursday morning: $1 a minute, with a 10-minute minimum. More information:

Hope to see you at one or all of these events. Or come in any time for great coffee (did I mentioned cold-brewed iced coffee?), wine and beer, soups and sandwiches and breakfasts, community and music and smiling faces, and more…

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