Hello all you e-news-listers!

First, some neat stuff from our web site recently:
– Check out a recent promo video for Jennifer Brunner, the last bit of which was shot at the Emporium!
Photos & video from last Friday’s wine tasting with Blue Moon Soup and The UnderCovered.

FRIDAY WINE TASTING LINE-UP
Every Friday, 7-10 p.m.

5/28 – 4+1(+1) Jazz Quintet – YS’ own danceable classic swing-and-jazz band with Chris Moore, John MacQueen, Eric Greiffenhagen, Nick Moore, and Nathan Moore with special guest Chase Potter
6/4 – Dr. Skillet
6/11 – The Show – indie-rock from YS
6/18 – Nerak Roth Patterson
6/25 – Duke Dewey & Friends

There will be NO AFTER HOURS WRITERS CLUB for June; we will resume meeting on Thursday, July 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 5, 8-10 p.m.
Dance Party with DJ JFX316, filling in for DJ Bobbylite; Wine Tasting

Wednesday, June 9, 5-6 p.m.
Coffee with the College
Village residents are invited to have conversations with representatives from Antioch College. Coffee will be paid for by the College for event participants.

Saturday, June 12, 12-4 p.m.
Street Fair Wine Tasting

Wednesday, June 16, 6-7 p.m.
Ten Percent Club meeting
A group of local citizens who are committed to reducing their carbon footprints by 10% per year.

Wednesday, June 23, 5-7 p.m.
Cribbage Club

Greetings, beloved e-news-list receivers!

Yellow Springs is always hoppin’ this time of the year, and at the Emporium it’s no different. Lots of special events and great musicians.

First, some neat stuff from our web site recently:
– VIDEO of Slipstream performing on April 9 at http://www.youtube.com/empounder and http://www.youtube.com/justvee (the latter features the contortionism performance of yours truly. Also some video of Michael Taint singing opera on March 20 as part of the Springs into the Arts weekend at http://www.youtube.com/empounder
– PHOTOS at http://www.flickr.com/photos/emporiumwines

And now…

FRIDAY WINE TASTING LINE-UP
Every Friday, 7-10 p.m.

5/7 – Honkytonk Boys
5/14 – Deb Stallard
5/21 – TO BE ANNOUNCED
5/28 – 4+1 Jazz Quintet

Saturday, May 1, 4-6 p.m.
Chris Glaser Art Opening

Saturday, May 1, 6:30-8 p.m.
YS School Levy Committee

Saturday, May 1, 8-10 p.m.
Dance Party with DJ Bobbylite

Thursday, May 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
After Hours 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. Bringing something to read is not required.

Saturday, May 8, 1-4 p.m.
Really Really Free Market
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.

Wednesday, May 12, 5-6 p.m.
Coffee with the College
Village residents are invited to have conversations with representatives from Antioch College. Coffee will be paid for by the College for event participants.

Saturday, May 15, 5-7 p.m.
Getaways For Women Wine Tasting – open to the public

Wednesday, May 19, 6-7 p.m.
Ten Percent Club meeting
A group of local citizens who are committed to reducing their carbon footprints by 10% per year. For more information contact Kate LeVesconte at klevesconte@oesterlen.org or Christine Roberts at christineorob@sbcglobal.net.

Wednesday, May 26, 5-7 p.m.
Cribbage Club
All are welcome. Lessons available.

Also, just so you all know, I, Vanessa, your events coordinator, will be out of the country from May 27-June 27. So, if you have any inquiries about events for June or July, please email me by Sunday, May 23. Thank you!

It’s finally spring! Though you wouldn’t know it by the snow, eh? Alas; here’s to hoping April brings us a proper spring…

A quick plug for our Facebook and Twitter pages… join us in social-networking bliss!
http://www.facebook .com/empounder
http://www.twitter. com/empounder

Okay, April events now…

WINE TASTING LINE-UP
every Friday, 6:30-10pm

4/2 – Dr. Skillet
4/9 – Slipstream with Jeanne Ulrich
4/16 – DJ Dr Falafel spins
4/23 – Grateful Dead tribute band Terrapin Moon
4/30 – Wildwater

MORE SPECIAL EVENTS

After Hours Writers Club
Thursday, April 1, 6:30-8:30pm
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!

Dance Party with DJ Bobbylite
Saturday, April 3, 7-10pm

Really Really Free Market
Saturday, April 10, 1-4pm
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.

Ten Percent Club meeting
Wednesday, April 21, 6-7pm
The Ten Percent club is a group of local citizens who are committed to reducing their carbon footprints by 10% per year. Everyone is welcome – come one, come all! For more information contact Kate LeVesconte at klevesconte@ oesterlen. org or Christine Roberts at christineorob@ sbcglobal. net.

YS School Levy Committee meet-and-greet
Saturday, April 24, 7-9pm
(more info coming soon)

Cribbage Club
Wednesday, April 28, 5-7pm
Come and play cribbage–a. k.a. the best card game ever–with us! All are welcome. Lessons available.

Welcome to March and to March’s Emporium Wines/Underdog Cafe e-newsletter!

NEW HOURS
Our biggest news is that starting in March, we will be open till 10 pm on Saturdays! And on the 1st Saturday of every month, we will feature the dance-inspiring talents of DJ Bobbylight.

NEW ART
The art show for March and April will be photography by Dennie Eagleson.

NEW MEDIA
Photos of February’s staff art show
Videos of new local staff band MINK performing at the staff art show opening in February

FRIDAY WINE TASTING SCHEDULE
Every Friday, 6:30-10 pm

3/5 – George Bieri & the Hand-Picked Bluesmen
3/12 – early St. Patrick’s Day celebration with traditional Irish band The Roving Rogues, from Dayton/Cincinnati.
3/19Grace Adele and Her Grand Band return – swingin’ folk from Columbus/Nashville.
3/26 – YS’s own Misty Monee performs jazz, blues and Motown.

OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS

Thursday, March 4 – 6:30-8:30 pm
After Hours 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. Bringing something to read is not required–come for the inspiration and camaraderie!

Saturday, March 6 – 7-10 pm
DJ Bobbylight

Sunday, March 7 – 6-8 pm
Oscar party wine tasting
Come get a glass of wine before the Oscar screening at the Little Art.

Saturday, March 13 – 1-4 pm
Really Really Free Market
A Really Really Free Market is like a mixed-bag potluck, or a free flea market. 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.

Saturday, March 13 – 5-7 pm
Art Reception – Dennie Eagleson

Wednesday, March 17 – 6-7 pm
Ten Percent Club meeting
The Ten Percent club is a group of local citizens who are committed to reducing their carbon footprints by 10% per year. More information: klevesconte@oesterlen.org or christineorob@sbcglobal.net.

Saturday, March 20 – 5:30-7 pm
Cathy Essinger, poetry reading
A YS Arts Council event – Cathy Essinger will read poems about dogs and more.

Wednesday, March 24 – 5-7 pm
Cribbage Club

Come and play cribbage with us! All are welcome. Lessons available.

Greetings beloved e-listers! February in Yellow Springs is cold. Combat cabin fever with some hot soup and coffee and tea and hot cocoa and wine and good company. And events! Lots of events. And new art!

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FEBRUARY ART SHOW:

Artwork by Emporium staffers

Join us on Saturday, February 6 from 7-10 p.m. for an art opening party and wine tasting! See below for details.

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FRIDAY WINE TASTING LINE-UP
every Friday, 6:30-10 p.m.

2/5: YS’s own Dr. Skillet
2/12: YS’s own The Revolving Door – country/rock/blues/folk covers
2/19: Grace Adele – swingin’ folk from Cincinnati – http://www.myspace.com/graceadelemusic
2/26: YS’ own Dawn Cooksey & 68 South

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OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS

Wednesday, February 3, 3 p.m.
Peace is Patriotic, with Captain Paul K. Chappell
A talk by the Director of the Peace Leadership Program of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation: Captain Paul K. Chappell (ret.), 2002 West Point Graduate & Iraq War Veteran.

Thursday, February 4, 6:30pm-8:30 p.m.
After Hours Writers’ Club
Read your work in an informal setting, network with other writers, participate in writing exercises. Bringing something to read is not required–come for the inspiration and camaraderie!

Saturday, February 6, 7-10 p.m.
Staff art show opening reception and wine tasting
Check out the walls and party with us! Live music by new local band MINK and Mark DeLozier, and DJing by DJ Bobbylite.

Saturday, February 13, 1-4 p.m.
Really Really Free Market
More info: http://www.emporiumwines.com/rrfm

Sunday, February 14
Brunch with Juliet and Mark, live music

Sunday, February 21, 5-6 p.m.
YS Short Film Festival reception
More info – http://www.facebook.com/ysshortfilmfest

Wednesday, February 24, 5-7 p.m.
Cribbage Club
Come and play cribbage with us! All are welcome. Lessons available.

Saturday, February 27, 5-7 p.m.
YS Short Film Festival reception
More info – http://www.facebook.com/ysshortfilmfest

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.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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

FRIDAY WINE TASTING LINE-UP (7-10 p.m.)
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

A quick update for you, beloved e-newsletter friends:

• This Friday, Gary Arnold will be performing at the wine tasting (7-10). (The Nerak Roth Patterson show has been postponed.)

• Also, new t-shirts and mugs are in – http://emporiumwines.com/merch.htm