NSP! November and December 2008


Monday-Friday, November 3-7, 4:15-7:15 PM
610 Livermore Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Interfaith Spirituality Workshop: Four-day Workshop Fee: $100.00
Faith is a high value coin with two sides – religion and spirituality. Students in this workshop, taught by Antioch College emeritus professor Ramesh Patel, will be led through an empathetic consideration of spiritual paths practiced in the major faiths of the world – Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Friday, November 7, 7:30 PM
YS Senior Center, 227 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Liz Miller’s new film The Water Front (2008) documents a Michigan woman’s struggle to organize a grassroots campaign to defend affordable water as a basic human right. Following the screening, a panel of water experts-former Antioch geology professor Peter Townsend, and Drs. Subramania Sritharan, Ramani Kandiah, and Krishna Kumar Nedunuri from the International Center for Water Resources Management at Central State-will respond to the local and global issues raised.

Saturday, November 8, 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship of YS, 2884 US Rt. 68 South, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Enhancing Group Dynamics and Personal Insight Thru Metaphor: All-day Workshop Fee: $50 (lunch included). Louise Smith, M.S. Ed., L.P.C. and Kathy Scheltens, Ph.D. will present a workshop designed for clinical counselors, recreational therapists and human service personnel using games, movement, role play and other activities to focus on metaphor as an aid in group and individual process.

Saturday, November 8, 1:00-4:00 PM
Smaller Footprint Farm, 5701 W. Jackson Road, Enon, Ohio
Local & Sustainable Agriculture: Workshop Fee: $30.00
Visit a local CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) that uses organic farming methods. Doug Christen and Kat Cline will talk about the restoration of their land, the economics of developing a CSA collective, and Kat’s work introducing urban youth to gardening and farmers marketing.
Saturday, November 15 & 22 and December 6 & 13, 1:00-4:00 PM
YS Bryan Center Dance Studio, 100 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Making Autobiography Workshop: Workshop Fee: $100.00
This four-part workshop taught by former Antioch theater professor Louise Smith incorporates creative writing and performance techniques in work with autobiography. Participants will explore their respective stories in new ways and create a short piece bearing witness to the lives we are living.

Saturday, November 15, 1:00-5:00 PM
YS Senior Center, 227 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Personal Investing Workshop: Antioch College emeritus professor Ramesh Patel will cover the basics of long term and intermediate term investing from the perspective of the individual investor, focusing on growth of savings and retirement planning. Aggressive, moderate and conservative investing will be considered.
Friday, November 21, 6:00-9:00 PM
YS Arts Council, 108 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio
The Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute Community Journalism class and the Elements of Photography class will be showcasing their work. The work will be presented in multiprojector form.  On view will be a website project constructed by Brooke Bryan titled “Why Here, Why Now?” that is a multimedia investigation into the growing population of families with small children who are being drawn to Yellow Springs.

Also presented will be the visual responses by students in the Elements of Photography class to a number of class assignments.  The course is an introduction to learning to see using a digital camera.  Students in the class include Nonstop full-time students Rose Pelzl and Jonny No, and villagers Kari Tulecke, Maureen Dawn, Martie Jensen, and Gina Paget.

The Village is invited to attend this event that is part of the third Friday Art Fling in the Village of Yellow Springs, sponsored by the Arts Council and the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce.  Snacks will be served and the photographers will be present.

Also available for viewing are the art quilts and constructions of Gerry Fogarty. local fiber artist whose work is regionally and nationally known and celebrated.

Saturday, November 22 (and December 6 & 13), 9:00-9:45 AM
Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Gentle, Joyful Dancing for Seasoned Bodies: Workshop Fee: $20.00 for three classes
In this course we move gently to music using simple exercises and guided imagery that keep the joints moving freely, improve balance and integrate the whole body around a strong, flexible center. The goal is to keep the body moving well and efficiently while enjoying the pleasure of moving individually and within a group to beautiful music. This course is meant to be comfortable for older or more delicate bodies.

Saturday, November 22 (and December 6 & 13), 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Intermediate Modern Dance: Workshop Fee: $30.00 for three classes
Each class session will include preliminary warm-up exercises aimed at strengthening and stretching the body and facilitating deep organic connections in the core of the body. Through a series of musical movement phrases, the dancers will expand the range of movement possibilities with an emphasis on musicality, a generous use of space, a clear sense of rhythm and shape, and, in the words of Irene Dowd, “taking root to fly.”

Sunday, November 23, 2:00 PM
Epic Bookstore, 118 Dayton Street, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Former Antioch Women’s Studies professor and health care researcher Suparna Bhaskaran will reflect on the effects of neoliberal policies on various aspects of Indian culture, as focused in her book Made in India: Decolonization, Queer Sexualities, Trans/national Projects (2005).
DECEMBER

Saturday, December 6, 1:00-4:00 PM
YS Senior Center, 227 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Plan C for YS: Community Survival Strategies for Peak Oil & Climate Change: Workshop Fee: $30.00
Pat Murphy, author and executive director of Community Solutions, will focus on ways that individuals can achieve significant reductions in their energy consumption in food, transportation, and housing. In the second part of the workshop, participants will explore how the Yellow Springs community might best prepare for the impacts of peak oil and climate change.

Sunday, December 7, 1:00-4:00 PM
YS Senior Center, 227 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Local and Sustainable Agriculture: Workshop Fee: $30.00
This workshop will focus on food storage and processing and effective composting methods with local community experts.

Saturday, December 6 & 13, 9:00-9:45 AM
Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Gentle, Joyful Dancing for Seasoned Bodies: Workshop Fee: $15.00 for 2 classes/no credit equivalents
Nonstop faculty member Jill Becker will teach these movement classes on consecutive Saturdays.

Saturday, December 6 & 13, 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Intermediate Modern Dance: Workshop Fee: $20.00 for 2 classes/no credit equivalents
Jill Becker, former Antioch College faculty member, will teach this dance workshop in intermediate modern dance.

Saturday, December 13, 4:30 PM
Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Avenue, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Student Showcase: Photography, Dance, Drawing, Poetry, Performance
Come and experience Nonstop students’ work in the arts at this end-of-semester show.