Greetings Emporium e-listers! Quite a few updates this time around as we ring in the New Year and enjoy the snow:

New T-SHIRTS and MUGS are in! Check out pics.

VICK “THE BEER BUY” MICKUNAS began blogging again. Read his posts.

Check out a VIDEO from Susan Gartner of the HomeTown Holiday Presbyterian fundraiser on Dec. 5.

HOLIDAY HOURS are normal hours EXCEPT: December 24: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.; CLOSED December 25 and January 1.



Wednesday, December 30, 1-3 p.m.
Heartstrings, local Celtic group, performs

Due to the holidays, there will be no wine tastings on 12/25 and 1/1.
1/8: Eric Loy
1/15: Gary Arnold
1/22: Slipstream with Jeanne Ulrich
1/29: Wildwater

Monday, January 4, 2010
Antioch School art show up!

Thursday, January 7, 2010, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
After Hours Writers’ Club
The open mic night has been morphed into the Writers’ Club. Read your writings in an informal setting, get feedback, get ideas, network with other writers, give and get prompts, participate in writing exercises. Open to writers of all sorts–prose and poetry, scripts, nonfiction, anything. Bringing something to read is not required–come for the inspiration and camaraderie!

Saturday, January 9, 2010, 1-4 p.m.
Really Really Free Market
A Really Really Free Market is 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!)

Saturday, January 9, 2010, 4-6 p.m.
Robert Wexler and Brady Burkett: fiction reading with guitar accompaniment.

Saturday, January 16, 2010, 5 p.m.-midnight
Shelly Colbert fundraiser – Live Music!
Join local bands to help raise money for Shelly Colbert and her recent bout with cancer. Free shows–donations encouraged. Featuring the music of The Carl Schumacher Band (beginning around 5 p.m.), Dawn Cooksey & Route 68 (beginning around 8 p.m.), and The UnderCovered (beginning around 9:30 p.m.).

Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 5-7 p.m.
Cribbage Club
Come and play cribbage with us! All are welcome. Lessons available. (New day: the 4th Wednesday of every month.)

Sunday, January 31, 2010, TIME TBA
Buckeye Forest Council presentation