As 2009 comes to a close we make way for the future: 2010! But before that happens, there’s plenty going on down at the Emporium before the year ends. New holiday merchandise (some new items! It’s a secret!), warm soups and drinks, holiday brews and wines, and plenty of wine tastings and a few special events sprinkled in.

But first, before our legendary events calendar, a few fun web site updates:

– An amazing photo of the storefront in 1957 on our Flickr page

– Video from the 11/20 wine tasting with live music by The Hoppers

And now…


Friday Wine Tasting Live Music Line-up
Wine tasting begins at 6:30; music begins at 7; everything ends at 10.

12/4 – CD release party of Yellow Springs’ own Carl Schumacher Band recorded live at Blues Fest ’08; with special guests!
12/11 – Yellow Springs own’ David Schumacher & Friends
12/18 – Yellow Springs’ own blues legend Nerak Roth Patterson
12/25 – NO WINE TASTING due to holiday

Saturday, December 5 – 7-9 p.m.
HomeTown Holiday: A Sentimental Journey
A fundraiser for the First Presbyterian Church. With a wine tasting and a musical variety show featuring Walter Rhodes, Jim Felder, Patti Dallas, Barbara Dennis, and more.

Sunday, December 6 – 4-6 p.m.
Art Reception with Kathleen McMillan

Saturday, December 12 – 1-4 p.m.
Really Really Free Market – like a mixed-bag potluck, or a free flea market. Stuff, fun, entertainment—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 & see what others are sharing. No barter or trade: You don’t have to give to get or get to give. (FYI: The Underdog Café is merely host to our RRFM. You still have to pay for stuff from the store!) More info: &

Monday, December 28 – 5-7 p.m.
Cribbage Club
Come and play cribbage with us! All are welcome. Lessons available.