Positively Oberlin

Our mission is to advance and promote the sustainable growth and prosperity of the Oberlin community.

Oberlin Business Partnership Events

 

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8/26/2016

FISH FRY AND MORE!

FISH DINNERS - $10.00

CHICKEN WING SNACKS - $5.00

SMALL PEACH COBBLER PIES  $5.00

 

GOSPEL D.J. MUSIC OUTSIDE WHILE YOU EAT YOUR DINNER.

 

CONTACT SIS. BEULAH WILLIAMS OR ANY MEMBER OF RUST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - 774-9994

Time: NOON - 6 PM

Location: RUST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH - 128 GROVELAND STREET

Contact Name: BEULAH WILLIAMS

Contact Phone #: 440-774-9994

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8/27/2016

Scholars & Settlers History Walk

Oberlin Heritage Center's Scholars & Settlers (Tappan Square) outdoor History Walk

Learn about the earliest residents of Oberlin and hear fascinating stories of the triumphs, debates, and scandals linked to the landmarks around Tappan Square. Compare the buildings of today to the buildings of yesteryear using historic photographs and walk away with a lively appreciation of Oberlin's unique heritage.

This tour begins at the corner of Main Street (Route 58) and College Street, at the flagpoles in Tappan Square. 

Whether you've lived in Oberlin forever or are new to the area, you'll find much to enjoy. 

Make your reservation on-line or by calling the Oberlin Heritage Center at 440-774-1700

Time: 2:00 PM

Contact Phone #: 4407741700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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8/27/2016

WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY LUNCHEON

The 96th Anniversary of Women's Equality Day

Join the 22nd annual Oberlin Area Celebration of Women Gaining the Right to Vote

Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Noon

First Church (SR58 and 511) Oberlin, OH

 

Program:  A Major Key:  Emminent Women Musicians

Program Moderator:  Marleen Watling

Special Recognition of Francis Walker Slocum

Keynote Speaker:  Catharina Meints - Lady Luck: But with Preparation

Jeannette Sorrell - Dreams and Obsessions:  Reaching Our Goals by Being True to Ourselves

Harriet Thomas - Teaching More Than Music

 

Held in the Fellowship Hall of the First Church of Oberlin

Parking behind the church.  Overflow parking across Rt. 58 at Langston Middle School

Catered Lunch:  Salad Bar, Rolls, and Beverages

Tickets are $12 each - Please remit payment by August 20th; make checks payable to Women's Dquality Day and address to Ovidia Guaderrame, 191 Hollywood Street, Oberlin, OH  44074

Time: Noon

Location: First Church of Oberlin

Contact Name: Ovidia Guaderrama

Contact Phone #: 440-775-3711

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8/27/2016

UGRR & Abolitionist History Walk

Freedom's Friends: Underground Railroad and Abolitionist Outdoor History Walk

Prior to the Civil War, as many as 3,000 African Americans passed through or lived in Oberlin after escaping from slavery. Learn about Oberlin’s famous freedom seekers and those known to have helped them make their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

This outdoor history walk will be offered every Saturday in June, July, and August

Make your reservation on-line or call the Oberlin Heritage Center at 440-774-1700.

This tour begins near the front steps of First Church, U.C.C. at the northwest corner of Main Street (Route 58) and Lorain Street (Route 511).

Time: 11:00 AM

Contact Phone #: 4407741700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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9/01/2016

Oberlin Heritage Center Tour

Come visit the Oberlin Heritage Center for a tour offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Be guided through three historic Oberlin buildings serving as beautiful backdrops for stories of the community and college in its first century, from the 1833 founding through the turn of the 20th century. 

Reserve your place online

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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9/03/2016

ALL CITY YARD SALE

The Oberlin News Tribune provides a map of all the places that have signed up for the all city yard sale this Saturday.  Anyone can participate.  See information in the Oberlin News Tribune Classified Section.

Location: ALL OVER OBERLIKN

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9/06/2016

Victoria Woodhull for President!

Presenter: Anne McEvoy, Women in History

Sponsored by: Oberlin Heritage Center

Did you know that the first woman to run for president, in 1872, was from Ohio? Anne McEvoy of the Lakewood-based non-profit Women in History (www.womeninhistoryohio.com) performs as Victoria Woodhull, a colorful and controversial woman of many interests, including spiritualism, women’s rights, free love, and high finance…and whose life was often surrounded by highly publicized scandal.  McEvoy’s 30-minute performance is followed by a Question and Answer session.

The event is free and open to the public.

Location: Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium.

Time: 7:15 PM

Location: Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 4407741700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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9/09/2016

OBERLIN KIDS COMMUNITY CELEBRATION

ENJOY a FREE afternoon of fun at Oberlin Depot Park.

Critter Camp's Petting Zoo, Ice Cream Sandwich Creation Station.

From 4 to 6 p.m. each child attending will receive a free book and an OberlinKids water bottle.

All are welcome to attend!

Time: 4-6 PM

Location: Oberlin Depot Park, 240 S. Main St.

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9/10/2016

Radicals & Reformers History Walk

Radicals & Reformers (Westwood Cemetery) History Walk

Walk with the Oberlin Heritage Center through historic Westwood Cemetery. This guided tour promises a pleasing balance of Westwood's scenic landmarks and stories of some of the many spirited men and women of Oberlin who simply refused the status quo. Find out which resident was remembered as "gentle, soft-spoken, tolerant and yet nobody's fool." Visit the headstone of the man who escaped from slavery (twice!) and later served on the Oberlin village council.

Meet near the entrance of the cemetery to begin this historic journey.

Make your reservation on-line for September 10th or September 24th or you can call the Oberlin Heritage Center at (440)-774-1700

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Westwood Cemetery

Contact Phone #: 4407741700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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9/10/2016

OHC Monroe House Open House

Monroe House 150th Anniversary Open House

Come for a behind-the-scenes look at the Oberlin Heritage Center's 1866 Monroe House to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of this remarkable building! Look closely at the brickwork, climb the stairs all the way to the top in the cupola, explore the nooks and crannies in our research/collections area in the basement, poke into closets, and learn more about the house and its former inhabitants. The Little Red Schoolhouse, a fan-favorite for the young and young-at-heart, also will be open. This free event is part of the Ohio Open Doors initiative taking place all over the state from September 9-18, with historic sites hosting special tours and activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson. For information on other Ohio Open Doors events visit www.ohiohistory.org/preserve/ohio-open-doors.

Monroe House: 73 1/2 South Professor Street; Oberlin, OH 44074

http://www.oberlinheritagecenter.org/whatsnew/?action=show&id=442 

Time: 10:00 AM

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 4407741700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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9/10/2016

Front Lawn Fest

On Saturday, September 10, 2016, 5-8 p.m. (Rain or Shine)

The First Church in Oberlin UCC -Main and Lorain Streets

 

It's a party!  It's a picnic!

With games, music, family & friends!

FREE food, beverages & snacks

GAMES for all ages.

5:30 p.m. - Oberlin Rope Wrappers junp rope team

6-8P.M. Music by Soul Proprietors

FOOD:  Hot Dogs Cookies, and More!

Time: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Location: First Church in Oberlin

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9/12/2016

Red, White & blue Happy Hour

The League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area presents

Sharon Pearson and John Pesuit speaking on Transportation in Lorain County

India Garden - Appetizers and Wine -- $5 - $10 Suggested Donation

Monday, September 12, 2015, 5-7 p.m.

RSVP to lwvoberlin@gmail.com

Time: 5 - 7 PM

Location: India Garden Restaurant - Oberlin

Email: lwvoberlin@gmail.com

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9/17/2016

BIKE WITH A RANGER

BIKE WITH A RANGER

Saturday September 17 - 10 a.m.

Starting in the parking lot at Splash Zone in Oberlin.

We will start off with a bike safety discussion then take a ride on the trail.

FREE helmet and fitting for the first 20 kids.  Helmets reuired for ALL riders.

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Splash Zone Parking Lot - Oberlin

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9/20/2016

Reading Group at Peace Community Church

A reading group will meet at Peace Community Church (44 E. Lorain Street) for three Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. beginning September 20, 2016.

Join us as we explore Oberlin's early history and what it means for us today.

Parking and handicap access behind the building.

We will be reading "Rediscovering an Evangelical Heritage" by Donald W. Dayton with Douglas M. Strong.

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Peace Community Church

Contact Name: Steve Hammond

Email: steve.hammond@oberlin.edu

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9/20/2016

Discovering Dave: Spirit Captured in Clay

Presenter: George Wingard, Program Coordinator, University of South Carolina Institute of Anthropology and Archaeology

The Oberlin Heritage Center is very pleased to welcome archaeologist George Wingard who co-produced a 2013 documentary about Dave, an enslaved potter who acquired the rare skills of reading and writing. Dave's pots, sometimes signed and marked with original poetry, are famous. Wingard will spend time sharing Dave's story with Oberlin school children in the morning.  In the evening, the community  is invited to view a special showing of the 49-minute film Discovering Dave – Spirit Captured in Clay, followed by a brief question-and-answer period, and the opportunity to examine one of Dave's very own pots. 

This free, public program is co-sponsored by the Oberlin College History Department. 

Location:  Oberlin College (Building/Room to be determined). Visit's OHC's website for updates on location & time

Location: TBD

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 4407741700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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9/24/2016

Community and Culture Festival

Community and Culture Festival

A celebration of diversity with food, dance, music, art, culture and more!

 

Time: 11 to 4 p.m.

Location: Tappan Square

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9/24/2016

Radicals & Reformers History Walk

Radicals & Reformers (Westwood Cemetery) History Walk

Walk with the Oberlin Heritage Center through historic Westwood Cemetery. This guided tour promises a pleasing balance of Westwood's scenic landmarks and stories of some of the many spirited men and women of Oberlin who simply refused the status quo. Find out which resident was remembered as "gentle, soft-spoken, tolerant and yet nobody's fool." Visit the headstone of the man who escaped from slavery (twice!) and later served on the Oberlin village council.

Meet near the entrance of the cemetery to begin this historic journey.

Make your reservation on-line for September 10th or September 24th or you can call the Oberlin Heritage Center at (440)-774-1700

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Westwood Cemetery

Contact Phone #: 4407741700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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9/27/2016

Reading Group at Peace Community Church

A reading group will meet at Peace Community Church (44 E. Lorain Street) for three Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. beginning September 20, 2016.

Join us as we explore Oberlin's early history and what it means for us today.

Parking and handicap access behind the building.

We will be reading "Rediscovering an Evangelical Heritage" by Donald W. Dayton with Douglas M. Strong.

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Peace Community Church

Contact Name: Steve Hammond

Email: steve.hammond@oberlin.edu

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9/27/2016

Fair or Free: What's the difference when it comes to trade?

September 27th at 5:30pm,
"Fair or Free: What's the difference when it comes to trade?" 


Join us for a discussion on Fair Trade, led by
Chrissy Stonebraker-Martinez of InteReligious Task Force
on Central America and Colombia. The program will cover
topics such as the conditions of workers in the Global South,
what labels to look for, the impact NE Ohio has had
on the Fair Trade movement and much more.
Enjoy Fair Trade Coffee and Tea during the program!

Time: 5:30 pm

Location: Oberlin Public Library

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9/30/2016

PEACE POTLUCK

PEACE POTLUCK

Friday, September 30

Supper: 5:30-6:30

Program: 6:45-7:45

 

Human Rights, Corruption, and Maya Resistance in Guatemala

 

A presentation by Sarah Johnson (OC ’15), Human Rights Accompanier with the Santa Elena Project of Accompaniment (SEPA)

 

Peace Community Church

44 E. Lorain St.

(Across the street from the back of Allen Art Museum)

 

*Parking and Handicapped Access behind the church

 

*For more information, contact Steve or Mary Hammond at the church, (440)774-3031

Time: 5:30 - 7:45 pm

Location: Peace Community Church

Contact Name: Steve or Mary Hammond

Contact Phone #: 440-774-3031

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10/01/2016

POETRY READING & BOOK SIGNING

James G. Brueggemann, author of "After the Night Rain", a collection of haiku will read his poetry and sign his book in our Gazebo from 5 - 6 p.m.

Time: 5-6 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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10/01/2016

Oberlin Heritage Center Tour

Come visit the Oberlin Heritage Center for a tour offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Be guided through three historic Oberlin buildings serving as beautiful backdrops for stories of the community and college in its first century, from the 1833 founding through the turn of the 20th century. 

Reserve your place online

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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10/04/2016

OPEN KNIT

Bring your knitting projects and enjoy knitting with others.

1-4 p.m. in our Gazebo

Time: 1 - 4 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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10/04/2016

Reading Group at Peace Community Church

A reading group will meet at Peace Community Church (44 E. Lorain Street) for three Tuesday nights at 7 p.m. beginning September 20, 2016.

Join us as we explore Oberlin's early history and what it means for us today.

Parking and handicap access behind the building.

We will be reading "Rediscovering an Evangelical Heritage" by Donald W. Dayton with Douglas M. Strong.

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Peace Community Church

Contact Name: Steve Hammond

Email: steve.hammond@oberlin.edu

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10/05/2016

JAZZ IN THE GAZEBO

Jazz in the Gazebo with Marion Parker and Danieal Spearman from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Come in and enjoy the music.

Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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10/06/2016

POETRY READING & BOOK SIGNING

October 6th - Poetry Reading and Book Signing with James G. Brueggemann, author of "After the Night Rain", a collection of haiku in the Ben Franklin Gazebo from 5-6 p.m.

Time: 5 - 6 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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10/06/2016

OPL Book Sale

Visit the fall Friends of the Oberlin Public Library book sale to pick up the perfect reading material to add to your bookcase. Besides books, you can stock up on records, CDs and DVDs. The Special Book Corner will feature individually-priced books that are brand new or of interest to collectors. Most books and items are priced from $0.50 to $1.00.  Proceeds support programs and services of the library.

Friends’ Member Pre-Sale – Wednesday October 5th  5 – 8 PM
You may join the Friends of the Oberlin Public Library at the door!

Donations Accepted: The Friends continually accept donations of books, records, CDs and DVDs for the spring and fall book sales as well as year round for the book cart and glass cabinet. The Friends ask that books and DVDs be in good condition and are not accepting textbooks older than 5 years, encyclopedias, audio cassette tapes, VHS tapes, and magazines.

Time: 10 AM - 8 PM

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Friends of Oberlin Public Library

Email: FOPL.Oberlin@gmail.com

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10/07/2016

OPL Book Sale

Visit the fall Friends of the Oberlin Public Library book sale to pick up the perfect reading material to add to your bookcase. Besides books, you can stock up on records, CDs and DVDs. The Special Book Corner will feature individually-priced books that are brand new or of interest to collectors. Most books and items are priced from $0.50 to $1.00.  Proceeds support programs and services of the library.

Friends’ Member Pre-Sale – Wednesday October 5th  5 – 8 PM
You may join the Friends of the Oberlin Public Library at the door!

Donations Accepted: The Friends continually accept donations of books, records, CDs and DVDs for the spring and fall book sales as well as year round for the book cart and glass cabinet. The Friends ask that books and DVDs be in good condition and are not accepting textbooks older than 5 years, encyclopedias, audio cassette tapes, VHS tapes, and magazines.

Time: 10 AM - 5:30 PM

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Friends of Oberlin Public Library

Email: FOPL.Oberlin@gmail.com

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10/07/2016

THE DETROIT WAY - DANCES

See information on www.facebook.com/oberlinbusinesspartnership

Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8

Warner Main Space in the Warner Dance Center

 

$5 Central Ticket Service

$10 at the door

 

440-775-8169

central.ticket.service@oberlin.edu

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Warner Main Space at Warner Dance Center

Contact Phone #: 440-775-8169

Email: central.ticket.service@oberlin.edu

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10/08/2016

OPL Book Sale

Visit the fall Friends of the Oberlin Public Library book sale to pick up the perfect reading material to add to your bookcase. Besides books, you can stock up on records, CDs and DVDs. The Special Book Corner will feature individually-priced books that are brand new or of interest to collectors. Most books and items are priced from $0.50 to $1.00.  Proceeds support programs and services of the library.

Friends’ Member Pre-Sale – Wednesday October 5th  5 – 8 PM
You may join the Friends of the Oberlin Public Library at the door!

Donations Accepted: The Friends continually accept donations of books, records, CDs and DVDs for the spring and fall book sales as well as year round for the book cart and glass cabinet. The Friends ask that books and DVDs be in good condition and are not accepting textbooks older than 5 years, encyclopedias, audio cassette tapes, VHS tapes, and magazines.

Time: 10 AM - 5:30 PM

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Friends of Oberlin Public Library

Email: FOPL.Oberlin@gmail.com

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10/08/2016

THE DETROIT WAY - DANCE

See information on www.facebook.com/oberlinbusinesspartnership

Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8

Warner Main Space in the Warner Dance Center

 

$5 Central Ticket Service

$10 at the door

 

440-775-8169

central.ticket.service@oberlin.edu

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: Warner Main Space at Warner Dance Center

Contact Phone #: 440-775-8169

Email: central.ticket.service@oberlin.edu

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10/08/2016

FLU SHOT CLINIC

Come to Oberlin Community Services on Saturday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and protect yourself by getting a flu shot.

Bring your insurance card.  $25 each or $41 for ages 65 and older (increased dosage)

 

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Location: Oberlin Community Services, 2855 Professor Street, Oberlin

Contact Phone #: 440-329-7926

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10/08/2016

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Enjoy pancakes while helping to make a difference in the lives of people less fortunate than many of us.

Saturday, October 8th,  9 to 11 a.m.

Christ Episcopal Church, 162 South Main Street

$8 Adults; $7 College students with ID;  $4 Children 10 and under.

Time: 9 - 11 am

Location: Christ Episcopal Church, 162 S. Main St.

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10/09/2016

OPL Book Sale

Visit the fall Friends of the Oberlin Public Library book sale to pick up the perfect reading material to add to your bookcase. Besides books, you can stock up on records, CDs and DVDs. The Special Book Corner will feature individually-priced books that are brand new or of interest to collectors. Most books and items are priced from $0.50 to $1.00.  Proceeds support programs and services of the library.

Friends’ Member Pre-Sale – Wednesday October 5th  5 – 8 PM
You may join the Friends of the Oberlin Public Library at the door!

Donations Accepted: The Friends continually accept donations of books, records, CDs and DVDs for the spring and fall book sales as well as year round for the book cart and glass cabinet. The Friends ask that books and DVDs be in good condition and are not accepting textbooks older than 5 years, encyclopedias, audio cassette tapes, VHS tapes, and magazines.

Time: 1 PM - 3 PM

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Friends of Oberlin Public Library

Email: FOPL.Oberlin@gmail.com

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10/10/2016

CANDIDATES NIGHT

Meet and Greet the Candidates at 6:30 and then at 7:00 hear the candidates and learn about the issues.

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: First Church in Oberlin

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10/11/2016

OPEN KNIT

Join fellow knitters for a relaxing 'knit together' time in our gazebo.  1 to 4 p.m.

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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10/11/2016

COLOR, SING, AND RELAX

An evening of coloring, singing and relaxation with Debra Roase to support her new adult coloring book, "Just Chill."

Coloring page with pencils/crayons provided; however participants are encouraged to bring their favorite coloring tools as well.  Hosted in the Gazebo at Ben Franklin Store.

Time: 4 to 7 p.m,

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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10/12/2016

JAZZ IN THE GAZEBO

Marion Parker and Daniel Spearman will entertain with Jazz in the Gazebo from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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10/15/2016

PEACE COMMUNITY CHURCH ANNIVERSARY

Come and help celebrate peace Community Church's Anniversaries!

Peace Community Church is celebrating 150 years of its founding and 100 years in its present building.

44 East Lorain Street

October 15th, 7 - 8:30 pm

Featuring the Music of Ken Medma by Mary Hammond, Mary Meadows and Glenn Gall

Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m.

Location: Peace Community Church

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10/15/2016

Parenting at Mealtime & Playtime

Join us for this interactive series topic led by program expert, pediatrician, and mother of four - Dr. Elizabeth Zmuda.

Oberlin Public :Library Saturday, October 15th, 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime program (PMP) is an innovative, sustanable approach to building healthy habits amont birth to five year olds.

FREE and open to the public.

Register onlin at: parenting-oberlinkids.eventbnrite.co,

Childcare is not provided at this event.

Time: 10:30 a.m - 12 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Email: information@oberlinkids.org

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10/15/2016

FLOWER BASKET SALE

NEWS FLASH….The 2016 hanging flower baskets are coming down this week and they will be on sale in the Oberlin IGA parking lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 15.

 

Over the years we have had people asking “What happens to the flower baskets once they are taken down?”  The answer was – they are thrown away.  So, this year we are making them available for sale to the public for only $15 each.  It is true that it is the end of the growing season; however, most of the baskets still have a lot of ‘life’ in them and the baskets themselves can be used to plant new flowers next spring.

 

Proceeds from the sale will help defray the cost of next year's baskets.

Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: oberlin IGA Parking Lot

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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10/16/2016

Not On My Watch: The Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of 1858

Join the Oberlin Heritage Center to watch this historic event unfold as you never have before! Costumed performers from the Kelton House Museum and Garden will share an original dramatic narrative that tells the story of John Price and how he escaped from the clutches of slave catchers with the help of Oberlin residents and students. Heroes and villains alike will be portrayed. Kelton House is in Columbus, Ohio and is historically documented to be a place fugitives slaves could find shelter on their journey to freedom. This award-winning performance was created from accounts drawn from Nat Brandt’s book The Town that Started the Civil War.

This program is free and open to the public.

Location: House of Zion Fellowship Hall.

Time: 3:00 PM

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 4407741700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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10/18/2016

The Korean War: How it Changed Our World

Presenter: Jiyul Kim, Colonel (retired), U.S. Army & Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Oberlin College

In this illustrated presentation sponsored by the Oberlin Heritage Center, Jiyul Kim discusses the Korean War and its long-term impact on today’s world and likely into the future. From the war’s origins in the rise of competing visions of Korean nationalism in the wake of World War I, to Korea’s liberation from Japanese colonialism by the U.S. and the USSR at the end of World War II, to the “war without end” that fundamentally affected the course of the Cold War, this talk will consider the role of the Korean War in creating today’s geostrategic landscape and the unprecedented centrality of American power. This is also the story of how a war overturned an enduring principle of the American republic that had rejected military power as the foundation of its purpose and values. 

This program is free and open to the public

Location: Oberlin Public Library, Community Room. 

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 4407741700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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10/18/2016

OPEN KNIT

Join fellow knitters for OPEN KNIT from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Gazebo at Ben Franklin's.

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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10/19/2016

DEPOT PARK DEBUT!

Join us for a ribbon cutting event to celebrate the new ways tht healthy choices are easier to make in Oberlin.

There will be equipment demonstrations, wter bottles for the 1st 50 people, bicycle helmets for kids, bike registration, free bike rentals.

Time: 1 to 2 p.m.

Location: Depot Park

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10/19/2016

JAZZ IN THE GAZEBO

Join Marion Parker and Daniel Spearman for some cool Jazz.  3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in our Gazebo.

Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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10/19/2016

CANCER AND NUTRITION

Author Visit Cancer and Nutrition

Join author Mauris Emeka for a conversation on what you can do to help prevent or overcome cancer. The emphasis will be on diet and lifestyle measures.

Wednesday, October 19th 6:30 p.m.

Oberlin Public Library 65 S. Main St. | 440-775-4790

Time: 6:30 pm

Location: Oberlin Public Library

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10/25/2016

OPEN KNIT

Join fellow knitters for to knit and realax in our Gazebo.

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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10/26/2016

JAZZ IN THE GAZEBO

Join Marion Parker and Daniel Spearman for some cool Jazz.  3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in our Gazebo.

Time: 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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10/28/2016

Every Good Story has a Plot

Every Good Story has a Plot: Special Program Tour at Westwood Cemetery

Join the Oberlin Heritage Center for an evening featuring some of the fascinating stories of early Oberlin citizens, as told by costumed interpreters from the past. This serene 1 hour walk through Westwood Cemetery offers narratives of well-known individuals from Oberlin’s history, as well as those not found in the history books who still have stories to tell.  

Cost is $10 per adult/$8 for Oberlin Heritage Center members, $5 per child/$4 for OHC families (most likely to be enjoyed by ages 7 and up).

This program has two dates & times for your convenience and reservations are required in advance. 

  • Friday, October 28th at 5 PM
  • Saturday, October 29th at 5 PM

Visit the website to make a reservation or call 440-774-1700 to register by phone.
The tour will be refunded if it is raining at start time.

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Westwood Cemetery

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 4407741700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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10/29/2016

Every Good Story has a Plot

Every Good Story has a Plot: Special Program Tour at Westwood Cemetery

Join the Oberlin Heritage Center for an evening featuring some of the fascinating stories of early Oberlin citizens, as told by costumed interpreters from the past. This serene 1 hour walk through Westwood Cemetery offers narratives of well-known individuals from Oberlin’s history, as well as those not found in the history books who still have stories to tell.  

Cost is $10 per adult/$8 for Oberlin Heritage Center members, $5 per child/$4 for OHC families (most likely to be enjoyed by ages 7 and up).

This program has two dates & times for your convenience and reservations are required in advance. 

  • Friday, October 28th at 5 PM
  • Saturday, October 29th at 5 PM

Visit the website to make a reservation or call 440-774-1700 to register by phone. 
The tour will be refunded if it is raining at start time.

 

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Westwood Cemetery

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 4407741700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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10/30/2016

A Children's Halloween Concert

A Children's Halloween Concert featuring Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev

Presented by the Oberlin Conservatory Council

Potluck & activities:  5:30 p.m.

Concert: 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Warner Concert Hall at Oberlin Conservatory

 

Please bring a dish for potluck or a small donation (all proceeds go to Obelrin public school music programs).

Be sure to wear your Halloween costumes!

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Warner Concert Hall

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10/31/2016

Downtown Trick-or-Treat

Bring the little ones downtown for Downtown Trick-or-Treat - a special time to walk around downtown with mom and dad and visit local stores to receive special "Treats"-- no Tricks allowed!

 

Oberlin Bookstore will have "Scary Stories" -- not too scary though - for little ones; there's sure to be a treat, too.

Time: 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Location: All over downtown Oberlin

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: contact@oberlin.org

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11/01/2016

Oberlin Heritage Center Tour

Come visit the Oberlin Heritage Center for a tour offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Be guided through three historic Oberlin buildings serving as beautiful backdrops for stories of the community and college in its first century, from the 1833 founding through the turn of the 20th century. 

Reserve your place online

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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11/03/2016

ARTIST TALK BY FRED WILSON

THE INTERNATIONALLY KNOW ARTIST AND RECIPIENT OF THE MacARTHUR FOUNDATION'S "GENIUS" GRANT DISCUSSES HIS ART AND CAREER.

Time: 5:30 p.m.

Location: Allen Memorial Art Museum

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11/05/2016

OBERLIN CHORISTERS FALL GALA

Oberlin Choristers Fall Gala is Saturday, November 5th at The Hotel at Oberlin

Cocktails at 6 and dinner at 7 p.m.

There will be a silent Auction, Live Auction, Wine Pull, 50/50, Live Music and a Special Performance by Oberlin Choristers.

 

Check, Cash, Visa, Mastercard or American Express accepted for Auction items.

 

Tickets are $75 per person/$600 for Table of Eight

Visit the Choristers website at www.choristers.org to reserve your tickets.

Blakc Tie Optional.

ALL TICKET PROCEEDS ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE AND SUPPORT OBERLIN CHORISTERS.

Time: 6:00 P.M.

Location: The Hotel at Oberlin

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11/10/2016

GOOD MORNING OBERLIN

November's Good Morning Oberlin focuses on SHOP LOCAL.  We will be distributing SHOP SMALL SATURDAY items for retailers, restaurants, and anyone else interested in promoting SHOP LOCAL.

We will also be distributing OBERLIN HOLIDAY PROMOTIONS information and sharing ideas.

Also on the agenda is information about two exciting events in this year's FESTIVAL OF TREES on Saturday, November 19th- The OBERLIN HOLIDAY BAZAAR FROM 10 A.M. TO 3 P.M. and the OBP FUNDRAISING GALA from 7 to 11 p.m. - both at the beautiful new Ballroom in The Hotel at Oberlin.

Come with information and ideas to share - everyone is welcome!

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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11/11/2016

Poetry Reading/Writing Group Meeting

November 11th from 6-7 p.m.  Formative meeting for our poetry reading/writing group.  Please meet in the Gazebo with ideas and suggestions to create a group that fosters improving talent in and appreciation of the art form.

Time: 6 to 7 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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11/11/2016

Meet the Author

November 11th from 3-4 p.m.  Margaret Christian, Martha Johnston-Wilkins and Shirley Williams will appear for Veterans' Day in support of Ms. Christian's book, Tuskegee Airmen:  Men of Color, Call to Action.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Time: 3-4 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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11/12/2016

Nail Painting at the Library

"Nail Painting" at Oberlin Public Library- part of our Adult Series programs- on Saturday, November 12th 11:00am- 4:00pm.


Bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation to benefit the Oberlin Food Bank and get your nails done by JVS cosmetology students!

Free and open to the public.

Contact the Events Team at OPL for any questions. Thank you!

Events Team
Oberlin Public Library
65 South Main Street
Oberlin, Oh 44074

440-775-4790
440-774-2880 (fax)
events@oberlinlibrary.org


Time: 11am - 4 pm

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Events Team

Contact Phone #: 440-775-4790

Email: events@oberlinlibrary.org

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11/12/2016

JAZZ IN THE GAZEBO

November 12th from 3-5 p.m.  Jazz in the Gazebo with Marion Parker on upright bass and Daniel Spearman on piano.

Time: 3 to 5 P.M.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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11/15/2016

OPEN KNIT IN THE GAZEBO

November 15th from 1-3 p.m.  Open Knit in the Gazebo.  Bring your current knitting project to work while enjoying the conversation and creativity of other crafters

Time: 3-5 P.M.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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11/17/2016

Mark Twain: An American Life

Presenter: Judy Cook, Folksinger, Author, OHC Trustee

This hour-long program tells the story of Mark Twain's life with excerpts from his writings, read by Dennis Cook; songs and tunes from the time related to his life, sung and played by Judy Cook; and projected images, including words to choruses so all may join in.

This program is presented in collaboration with the Oberlin Heritage Center and the Kendal Third Thursday program series.
This program is free and open to the public

Time: 7:15 PM

Location: Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 4407741700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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11/19/2016

OBERLIN HOLIDAY BAZAAR

Start your holiday shopping early while kicking off the holiday season in style and helping Oberlin Business Partnership continue to keep Oberlin vibrant and thriving through presenting popular community events - Easter Egg Hunt, Chalk Walk, Summer Concert Series, Community Picnic and Concert, Family Fun Fair and Classic Car Show.  And help support our "Keep Oberlin Beautiful" projects including the hanging flower baskets, annual street pole banners, sidewalk flowerpots, streetscape furniture, and more.

The First Annual Oberlin Holiday Bazaar is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 19 in the Ballroom at the Hotel at Oberlin.

  • Admission $3 or 2 for $5. (Children 12 and under, Free.)
  • 30+ Vendors for your holiday shopping.
  • Door Prizes.
  • Visit with SAnta & Mrs. Claus - pictures availabie.
  • Face Painting Artist.
  • Silhouette Artist.
  • Interact with Disney Characters from Frozen.
  • Shot for holiday presents with local and out-of-town vendors.
  • Enjoy the beautifully decorated holiday trees and wreaths.
  • Vote for your favorite tree--Best Tree winner receives $100.
  • Enter the raffle towin holiday gift baskets, trees and wreaths,etc.
  • $1,000 cash raffle - tickets 5 for $20 or $5 each.

 

We are accepting applications from vendors for the Oberlin Holiday Bazaar event through October 30, 2016.  Apply at https://oberlinbusinesspartnership.submittalbe.com/submit


 


Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: Ballroom - The Hotel at Oberlin

Contact Name: Charlene Wood

Email: yepcharwood@gmail.com

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11/19/2016

FESTIVAL OF TREES FUNDRAISING GALA

SCROLL DOWN TO PURCHASE TICKETS

Enjoy an enchanted evening at the Festival of Trees Fundraising Gala.  This year's Gala is in the beautiful new ballroom in The Hotel at Oberlin.  Gather a group of friends, family and colleagues to enjoy warm camaraderie in a winter wonderland.

  • $1,000 Cash RAffle - Tickets are 5 for $20 or $5 each
  • An evening filled with music and dancing.
  • Silent Auction of beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, and more.
  • Lucky Number Raffle - gift baskets and one-of-a-kind items.
  • Holiday Photo Ops - pictures with family, friends, colleagues.
  • Delicious dinner by The Hotel at Oberlin.
  • Event Tickets are $400 for a table of 8; $120 a couple; $65 each.
  • Proceeds benefit community programs and events managed & promoted by OBP.
  • Purchase gala tickets and $1,000 cash raffle tickets online at www.oberlin.org "Special Events" - or purchase at the OBP office, 23 East College Street, Oberlin, OH with check, cash or credit card.  You can also charge tickets by calling the OBP office at 774-6262.
  • Call 440-774-6262 or email directo@oberlin.org for more information.

Purchase your tickets here

Time: 7 to 11 pm

Location: Ballroom - The Hotel at Oberlin

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: Director@oberlin.org

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11/19/2016

JAZZ IN THE GAZEBO

November 19th from 3-5 p.m.  Jazz in the Gazebo with Marion Parker on upright bass and Daniel Spearman on piano.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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11/19/2016

BOOK LAUNCH

November 19th from 5:30-7 p.m.  Join us to celebrate the book launch of Kazim Ali's newest book, Uncle Sharif's Life In Music.  Books will be available for purchase and for signing.

Time: 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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11/22/2016

OPEN KNIT IN THE GAZEBO

November 22nd from 1-3 p.m.  Open Knit in the Gazebo.  Bring your current knitting project to work while enjoying the conversation and creativity of other crafters.

Time: 1 TO 3 P.M.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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11/25/2016

SANTA COMESTO TOWN

6 p.m. Friday November 25 -Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

Santa arrives on the Firetruck and lights the Oberlin Christmas tree.  Then he rides on the firetruck up Main Street to College Street and goes into Oberlin Cable Co-op where children can tell him what they want for Christmas.  

Come back downtown on Saturday to shop and dine. You can vote for your favorite window to be the winner of the 2014 holiday window display contest AND participate in the Shopping Passport Contest to win a $25 Oberlin Gift Certificate.

Oberlin Rotary Club will be serving chili, hot chocolate and cookies and Oberlin Business Partnership volunteers will be handing out Shop Small shopping bags and shopping passports to help you get ready for Shop Small Saturday which is the kick-off for Shop Oberlin for the Holidays. 

Calling all kids --- Come and let Santa know what special things you want for Christmas. Bring mom and dad and enjoy chili and hot chocolate and, of course, Christmas cookies while you wait.  Santa will be at the Oberlin Cable Co-op and is anxious to see you. 

Time: 6 pm - 8 pm

Location: Downtown Oberlin

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11/26/2016

COLOR, SING, AND RELAX

November 26th from 1-3 p.m.  Coloring event with Debra Rose for her new book Just Chill...Coloring Book for Seniors and Beginners.  Ms. Rose will sing while you color to help you relax after the busy Thanksgiving holiday.  Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Time: 1 TO 3 P.M.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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11/26/2016

JAZZ IN THE GAZEBO

November 26th from 3:30-5 p.m.   Jazz in the Gazebo with Marion Parker on upright bass and Daniel Spearman on piano.

Time: 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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11/26/2016

SHOP SMALL SATURDAY & SHOPPING PASSPORT CONTEST

Don't spend your time fighting the crowds for the same old stuff on Black Friday....instead, come to Oberlin on Shop Small Saturday - November 26th - to find those distinctive gifts for loved ones and 'hard to please' others.

Shop Small is all over Oberlin - merchants will be offering holiday promotions and many will have 'open houses' with treats for shoppers. Carolers will be adding holiday spirit and students from the Oberlin Music School will be playing in several stores.  Warming stations will be set up around town with warm drinks and yummy snacks.

Shop Small Passport Contest:  Get your "Shop Small Passport" in any shop, purchase something from three shops and have them initial your passport, turn your passport in at 5 convenient locations in downtown.  On Monday, November 28, 4 winners will be randomly chosen to receive $25 Oberlin Gift Certificates.

 

See more information on www.Facebook.com/oberlinbusinesspartnership and pick up a flier listing holiday shopping activities from Oberlin businesses.

Time: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Location: All over Oberlin

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@gmail.com

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11/29/2016

OPEN KNIT IN THE GAZEBO

November 29th - Open Knit from 1-4 p.m.  Knitters of all levels are welcome to join in the Gazebo for tips and talk with other knitters. 

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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11/29/2016

Poetry Writing Group Meeting

November 29th - Poetry Writing Group 5:30-6:30 p.m. Poetry writers of all levels are welcome to join in the Gazebo for short writing exercises and opportunities for critique.

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 P.M.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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12/01/2016

Oberlin Heritage Center Tour

Come visit the Oberlin Heritage Center for a tour offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Be guided through three historic Oberlin buildings serving as beautiful backdrops for stories of the community and college in its first century, from the 1833 founding through the turn of the 20th century. 

Reserve your place online

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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12/03/2016

BOOK SIGNING

December 3rd - Les Roberts, author of the Milan Jacovich mystery series, will join us from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. for a book signing.  His books will be available for purchase including his newest title Speaking of Murder.  

Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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12/03/2016

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY

Shopping Specials all over town.

 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSES ARE SATURDAYS, NOVEMBER 26, DECEMBER 3, 10, 17, AND 24.

 

Time: 10AM - 8 PM

Location: ALL OVER OBERLIN

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12/04/2016

HOLIDAY GIFT BAZAAR - Oberlin Music School

The Oberlin Community Music School will host it's annual Holiday Gift Bazaar on Sunday, December 4 from 1:00-4:00pm. There will be gift baskets, home made craft items and baked goods to purchase.

Come hear our students play live holiday music, tour the historic Burrell-King house and enjoy some winter treats. All proceeds go to scholarships, programs for our students and faculty development.

We hope you will join us for a festive afternoon!

Time: 1-4 P.M.

Location: BURRELL-KING HOUSE

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12/06/2016

A Glimpse Across the Pond

Presenters: Alexandra Nicome (OC 2018) & Nia Owen (OC 2018)

Alexandra Nicome and Nia Owen, Oberlin College student interns at the Oberlin Heritage Center, will share insights about studying abroad and give audience members a glimpse of foreign lands.   

This program is free and open to the public

Time: 7:15 PM

Location: Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 4407741700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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12/09/2016

FAIR TRADE Handcrafts Event

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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12/09/2016

STAR WARS JEDI ACADEMY

The Jedi Council invites Padawans to complete training at the Star Wars Jedi Academy

Thursday, December 9, 6 - 8 p.m., Oberlin Public Library

Training Stations

Obstacle Courses

For ALL ages

Star Wars attire encouraged.

 

440-775-4790

Time: 6 - 8 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Phone #: 440-775-4790

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12/10/2016

FAIR TRADE Handcrafts Event

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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12/10/2016

NEIL ZURCHER VISITS

Author Neil Zurcher will visit to promte his BEST OF ONE TANK TRIPS book.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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12/10/2016

Holiday Open House Saturdays

Shopping Specials all over town.

 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSES ARE SATURDAYS, NOVEMBER 26, DECEMBER 3, 10, 17, AND 24.

Time: 10 - 8 PM

Location: Various Oberlin businesses

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12/10/2016

JAZZ IN THE GAZEBO

Marion Parker and Daniel Spearman play jazz in the Gazebo from 3-5 p.m.

Time: 3 to 5 P.M.

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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12/11/2016

FAIR TRADE Handcrafts Event

Location: Ben Franklin Store

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12/11/2016

MESSIAH SING-ALONG

Experience the joy of the season by singing along (or just listening) to the much beloved music of Handel's Messiah.

Time: 7 P.M.

Location: FINNEY CHAPEL

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12/13/2016

EMPTY BOWLS SPECTACULAR

The First Church in Oberlin presents the Empty Bowls Holiday Brass & Organ Spectacular

December 13, 7 p.m.   Bowls $15   admission-FREE

 

Bring your family and friends this holiday season to enjoy the brilliant sounds of organ and brass, a sing-along, beautiful handcrafted pottery and complimentary beverages.  This year there are bowls instead of mugs.

All proceeds go directly to the Oberlin Community Services.

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: First Church in Oberlin

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12/13/2016

OBERLIN CITY CLUB

Presenter:  DougMcMillan of OMPLS

Topic:  

Time:  11:45 - 1:15.  Lunch at noon, and speaker at 12:30

Location:  Sterks of Oberlin

Cost:  $12 for lunch, free if not eating lunch.

Time: 11:45am - 1:15pm

Location: Sterks of Oberlin

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12/16/2016

Ohio Dance Theatre's Nutcracker

Enjoy this holiday classic December 16, 17, and 18.

Location: Stocker Arts Center, Lorain County Community College, 1005 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria

Contact Name: Kevin Urquhart

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6077

Email: odt@oberlin.net

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12/17/2016

Ohio Dance Theatre's Nutcracker

Enjoy this holiday classic. December 16, 17, and 18.

Location: Stocker Arts Center, Lorain County Community College, 1005 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria

Contact Name: Kevin Urquhart

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6077

Email: odt@oberlin.net

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12/17/2016

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY

Shopping Specials all over town.

 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSES ARE SATURDAYS, NOVEMBER 26, DECEMBER 3, 10, 17, AND 24.

 

Time: 10 A.M. - 5 P.M.

Location: DOWNTOWN OBERLIN

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12/18/2016

Ohio Dance Theatre's Nutcracker

Enjoy this holiday classic. December 16, 17, & 18.

Location: Stocker Arts Center, Lorain County Community College, 1005 N. Abbe Rd., Elyria

Contact Name: Kevin Urquhart

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6077

Email: odt@oberlin.net

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12/20/2016

OBERLIN CITY CLUB

Presenter:  Geoff Andrews, CEO of the Management Council of the Ohio Education Computer Network

Topic:  How Data Flows and Ohio Leads in K-12 Technology

Time:  11:45 - 1:15.  Lunch at noon, and speaker at 12:30

Location:  Sterks of Oberlin

Cost:  $12 for lunch, free if not eating lunch.

Time: 11:45am - 1:15pm

Location: Sterks of Oberlin

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12/24/2016

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY

Shopping Specials all over town.

 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSES ARE SATURDAYS, NOVEMBER 26, DECEMBER 3, 10, 17, AND 24.

 

Time: 10 am - 5 pm

Location: Oberlin Businesses

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: contact@oberlin.org

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1/01/2017

Oberlin Heritage Center Tours

Come visit the Oberlin Heritage Center for a tour offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Be guided through three historic Oberlin buildings serving as beautiful backdrops for stories of the community and college in its first century, from the 1833 founding through the turn of the 20th century. 

Reserve your place online

Location: Oberlin Heritage center

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1/07/2017

OHC Music in the Home Tour

Listen and learn how music was used for entertainment, fellowship, and teaching in nineteenth-century homes during this 60-minute guided tour of the historic properties at the Oberlin Heritage Center.

$6 per adult, free for OHC members, children and college students. Make your reservation on-line or call 440-774-1700.

 

This tour is also available on: 

Saturday, February 4 at 1:00 PM 

Saturday, March 4 at 1:00 PM 

Saturday, April 1 at 1:00 PM

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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1/12/2017

GOOD MORNING OBERLIN

GET UPDATES ON PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

SHARE COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS IDEAS

RSVP  director@oberlin.org by January 10.

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@gmail.com

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1/24/2017

Treasures of the OC Conservatory

Treasures of the OC Conservatory's Special Collections

Did you know that the Oberlin Conservatory of Music's special collections contain more than 700 instruments, including a triple Welsh harp and more than 100,000 jazz recordings?  Jeremy Smith, Special Collections Librarian and Curator of the James and Susan Neumann Jazz Collection, will give an illustrated program revealing the breadth of the collection, from 16th century European musical theory, to 18th century American music, to modern jazz. Smith also discusses gems of the collection, including Milt Hinton artifacts and photographs documenting a 70-year career in the golden age of jazz.

This program is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by Northwest Savings Bank.

Time: 7:15 PM

Location: Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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1/27/2017

Behind-the-Scenes in the OC Piano Shop!

This is 1-of-2 Oberlin Heritage Center Members-Only Winter Field Trips being offered.
Not a member - Join Today - and then sign up to attend. 

Join Robert Murphy, Assistant Director of Piano Technology and Curator of Fortepianos of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, for a private 1 hour tour and discussion of the wide array of pianos owned by the Conservatory and how they keep them in tip-top condition throughout the year. The tour includes visits to some recording and performance spaces.  Register on-line or call the Oberlin Heritage Center

OHC's other Members-Only Field Trip is to Oberlin College Archives on Friday, February 3

Time: 4:00 PM

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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2/01/2017

Oberlin Heritage Center Tours

Come visit the Oberlin Heritage Center for a tour offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Be guided through three historic Oberlin buildings serving as beautiful backdrops for stories of the community and college in its first century, from the 1833 founding through the turn of the 20th century. 

Reserve your place online

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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2/01/2017

Freedom's Friends Tablet Tour

February - Black History Month Special – FREE Freedom's Friends Tablet Tour Rental

All are welcome to try the Oberlin Heritage Center's Freedom's Friends Tablet Tour for free this month in celebration of Black History Month.  Borrow a tablet Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

A credit card is required for tablet loan, but no user charges will be made.  

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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2/03/2017

Dig Deeper into the Mudd

This is 1-of-2 Oberlin Heritage Center Members-Only Winter Field Trips being offered.
Not a member - Join Today - and then sign up to attend. 

Oberlin College was founded in 1833 and ever since that time, college documents and artifacts have been collected and preserved, and today are carefully housed on the fourth floor of Oberlin College's Mudd Library. Connect with history as Archivist Ken Grossi shares highlights of the Oberlin College Archives, while Ed Vermue, Special Collections / Preservation Librarian, discusses what is contained in "the vault" and lets guests try their hand in the letterpress studio. 

Register on-line or call the Oberlin Heritage Center

OHC's other Members-Only Field Trip is to Oberlin Conservatory's Piano Shop on Friday, January 27

Time: 4:00 PM

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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2/04/2017

OHC Music in the Home Tour

Listen and learn how music was used for entertainment, fellowship, and teaching in nineteenth-century homes during this 60-minute guided tour of the historic properties at the Oberlin Heritage Center.

$6 per adult, free for OHC members, children and college students. Make your reservation on-line or call 440-774-1700.

This tour is also available on: 

Saturday, January 7 at 1:00 PM 

Saturday, March 4 at 1:00 PM 

Saturday, April 1 at 1:00 PM

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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2/09/2017

GOOD MORNING OBERLIN

 

NETWORK WITH FELLOW BUSINESS OWNERS

GET UPDATES ON PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

 

Bring your ideas, Issues, Things to Share...What do you want others to know and how can OBP help promote the growth and prosperity of the Oberlin commuity.


RSVP to Janet at director@oberlin.org or 440-774-6262

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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2/11/2017

Oh! Freedom

Wesley Williams, who delivered a fantastic program in Oberlin about Frederick Douglass in 2015, returns to present Oh! Freedom: Commemorating the Negro Spiritual and the Underground Railroad with musical accompaniment by H. LeArthur (H.L.) Wright II. Carefully selected prose narratives from historical scholars, poems from specific time periods, and spirituals that align with the text will give the audience the opportunity to commemorate the fusion of narrative and song to describe the evil, ugliness, and authentic beauty of this significant time in our nation's history. 

This program is free and open to the public.  

Contributing Sponsor:  Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group (OAAGHG)

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: First Church in Oberlin, U.C.C. Meeting House

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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2/15/2017

OBERLIN AFTER HOURS - NORTHWEST BANK

Join us for wine and refreshments in the Northwest Bank lobby. Door prizes, 50/50 raffle, delicious wine, refreshements from The Feve, Oberlin IGA and Gibsons. Enjoy networking and cathing up with friends and colleagues!

Sponsored by Northwest Bank and the Oberlin Business Partnership.

 

ALL ARE INVITED...RSVP TO director@oberlin.org or leave a message at 774-6262.

Time: 5:30 - 7:00

Location: Northwest Bank - Oberlin

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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3/01/2017

Oberlin Heritage Center Tours

Come visit the Oberlin Heritage Center for a tour offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Be guided through three historic Oberlin buildings serving as beautiful backdrops for stories of the community and college in its first century, from the 1833 founding through the turn of the 20th century. 

Reserve your place online

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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3/01/2017

Hands-on History Home School Series

Hands-on History & Cultures of the World Home School Series

March 1, 8, 15 (Wednesdays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

Children ages 8-13 will enjoy exploring different world cultures and time periods through hands-on activities and discussions of art, architecture, food, geography, religion and more.  March 1: West Africa / March 8: Iran / March 15: Spain

Fee: $45 for all three programs ($40 for children or grandchildren of OHC members).
Save $5 per child if registered by February 1.
Register online or request a registration form by calling (440) 774-1700.

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Depot

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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3/04/2017

OHC Music in the Home Tour

Listen and learn how music was used for entertainment, fellowship, and teaching in nineteenth-century homes during this 60-minute guided tour of the historic properties at the Oberlin Heritage Center.

$6 per adult, free for OHC members, children and college students. Make your reservation on-line or call 440-774-1700.

This tour is also available on: 

Saturday, January 7 at 1:00 PM

Saturday, February 4 at 1:00 PM 

Saturday, April 1 at 1:00 PM

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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3/08/2017

Hands-on History Home School Series

Hands-on History & Cultures of the World Home School Series

March 1, 8, 15 (Wednesdays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

Children ages 8-13 will enjoy exploring different world cultures and time periods through hands-on activities and discussions of art, architecture, food, geography, religion and more.  March 1: West Africa / March 8: Iran / March 15: Spain

Fee: $45 for all three programs ($40 for children or grandchildren of OHC members). 
Save $5 per child if registered by February 1. 
Register online or request a registration form by calling (440) 774-1700.

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Depot

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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3/09/2017

GOOD MORNING OBERLIN

NETWORK WITH FELLOW BUSINESS OWNERS

GET UPDATES ON PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

 

Bring your ideas, Issues, Things to Share...What do you want others to know and how can OBP help promote the growth and prosperity of the Oberlin commuity.


RSVP to Janet at director@oberlin.org or 440-774-6262

Location: OBERLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY - COMMUNITY ROOM

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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3/11/2017

Bill Lascher, Author of Eve of A Hundred Midnights

Book Signing - 2-4 p.m. - Ben Franklin, Oberlin

Time: 2 - 4 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklinoberlinoh@gmail.com

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3/14/2017

Oberlin Reacts to World War II

OHC Trustee, retired Oberlin High School band instructor, and Army veteran Steve Johnson will present a two-part series about World War II and its local impact. This first program will focus on Oberlin's reactions to the war and its precursor events as told through newspaper accounts, oral histories, and social programs created during the war years. (A follow-up program takes place on May 9 and focuses on the stories of local men and women who served.)

These programs are free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by Northwest Savings Bank

Time: 7:15 PM

Location: Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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3/15/2017

Hands-on History Home School Series

Hands-on History & Cultures of the World Home School Series

March 1, 8, 15 (Wednesdays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

Children ages 8-13 will enjoy exploring different world cultures and time periods through hands-on activities and discussions of art, architecture, food, geography, religion and more.  March 1: West Africa / March 8: Iran / March 15: Spain

Fee: $45 for all three programs ($40 for children or grandchildren of OHC members). 
Save $5 per child if registered by February 1. 
Register online or request a registration form by calling (440) 774-1700.

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Depot

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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3/21/2017

OBERLIN CITY CLUB

Presenter:  Dick Baznik, Managing Director of MANA

Topic:  Strengthening the Village:  Management Assistance for Nonprofit Agencies

Time:  11:45 - 1:15.  Lunch at noon, and speaker at 12:30

Location:  Sterks of Oberlin

Cost:  $12 for lunch, free if not eating lunch.

Time: 11:45am - 1:15pm

Location: Sterks of Oberlin

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3/25/2017

Oberlin Women's History Walk

"One Step More": Oberlin Women's History Walk

Celebrate Women's History Month by enjoying a guided walking tour of Oberlin landmarks and monuments with historic connections to women's continual efforts to gain rights and respect.

$6 per adult; free to OHC members, any college student, and children under 18.  Advance reservations required - Reserve your place on-line or call 440-774-1700. You will receive information about the tour’s starting location when you register.  

Time: 10:30 AM

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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3/28/2017

OBERLIN CITY CLUB

Presenter: John Schoenhals, Lorain County Extension Director

Topic:  Ohio Water Quality and Algae Blooms:  How Can We Turn The Tide?

Time:  11:45 - 1:15.  Lunch at noon, and speaker at 12:30

Location:  Sterks of Oberlin

Cost:  $12 for lunch, free if not eating lunch.

Time: 11:45am - 1:15pm

Location: Sterks of Oberlin

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3/28/2017

Five Minutes of Fame Before Dinner

Open mic session sponsored by Mindfair Poets.  Bring a poem, perform a monologue, sing a song, play guitar, dance a jig, demonstrate an experiment, perform a comedy sketch, or feel free to play our piano.  You choose how you want to inspire your audience. 

Time: 5-6 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/Mindfair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklinoberlinoh@gmail.com

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3/30/2017

Artfest

An evening of performed by Marion Parker on upright bass and Daniel Spearman on piano coupled with photography by Keith Maguire of Keith Alton Photography.  Light refreshments provided by Agave Burrito Bar and Tequilaria.  BYOB.

Time: 6-8 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/Mindfair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklinoberlinoh@gmail.com

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4/01/2017

OHC Music in the Home Tour

Listen and learn how music was used for entertainment, fellowship, and teaching in nineteenth-century homes during this 60-minute guided tour of the historic properties at the Oberlin Heritage Center.

$6 per adult, free for OHC members, children and college students. Make your reservation on-line or call 440-774-1700.

This tour is also available on: 

Saturday, January 7 at 1:00 PM

Saturday, February 4 at 1:00 PM 

Saturday, March 4 at 1:00 PM 

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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4/01/2017

OHC Historically Inaccurate Tour

A Special Tour that Leaves False Impressions Behind…

Are you a myth buster? Can you call someone’s bluff? Come test your skills on this new 75-minute tour in celebration of April Fool’s Day. The tour of the Heritage Center’s three historic buildings will include some Oberlin myths along the way, and we’ll explore what is fact or fiction.

Fee:  $6/adults; free for OHC members, children and college students. 

Reservations required and can be placed on-line or by calling 440-774-1700

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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4/02/2017

JAZZ CONCERT to Benefit Family Promise

Oberlin College Jazz Faculty Performs for Family Promise of Lorain County

 

Sunday, April 2 at 3:00pm to 4:30pm First Church in Oberlin, 106 N Main St, Oberlin, OH 44074. A jazz concert to benefit homeless families served by Family Promise of Lorain County.

 

No tickets required; donations welcome.

 

Oberlin Conservatory faculty members Bobby Ferrazza (guitar), Dan Wall (piano),  and Paul Samuels (drums), will be joined by Oberlin native Aidan Plank (bass).  The quartet will perform a mix of jazz standards and original compositions  by members of the group. This is the 11th annual benefit concert for Family Promise, a vital community agency that helps homeless families get back on their feet. Through its Interfaith Hospitality Network, Family Promise partners with local congregations and volunteers to shelter, feed, and care for families who have no place to live. They also host a Day Center, which recently relocated to permanent quarters in Oberlin. The Day Center enables parents and young children to be together during the day. Day Center staff also helps parents access social services and find housing and jobs to sustain their families

Time: 3 to 4:30 pm

Location: First Church in Oberlin

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4/04/2017

Oberlin Heritage Center Tours

Come visit the Oberlin Heritage Center for a tour offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Be guided through three historic Oberlin buildings serving as beautiful backdrops for stories of the community and college in its first century, from the 1833 founding through the turn of the 20th century. 

Reserve your place online

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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4/04/2017

OBERLIN CITY CLUB

Presenter:  Mike Uth, ACLU  "Epic Fail:  What Rats, Vets, Witches and the Father of Modern Surgery Can Teach Us aBout Our War on Drugs."

Time:  11:45 - 1:15.  Lunch at noon, and speaker at 12:30

Location:  Sterks of Oberlin

Cost:  $12 for lunch, free if not eating lunch.

Time: 11:45am - 1:15pm

Location: Sterks of Oberlin

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4/04/2017

MERCHANT ROUNDTABLE

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for the Merchant Roundtable.  We will discuss relevant issues and ideas concerning doing business in Oberlin.

This month the agenda includes a presentation from the Human Resources Commission: Ray English, co-chair of the city’s Human Relations Commission, will make a brief presentation about recommendations the commission plans to make to Oberlin City Council regarding revisions in the city’s non-discrimination ordinances.  Since some of the recommendations relate to private employment and public accommodations, all Oberlin business owners are encouraged to attend.   A brief discussion will follow the presentation.

Also on the agenda is a discussion and action planning to support an continuous SHOP OBERLIN/LOCAL program and ideas on how to promote Oberlin shopping with the WVIZ Auction - becoming a Destination Board.

Hope you can join us!

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: Oberlin Depot

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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4/05/2017

Oberlin Public Library Spring Book Sale

Presale event for Friends of the Oberlin Public Library.  Membership to the Friends group is available at the door.

Time: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Ann Ingram

Contact Phone #: 520-444-9585

Email: annitagram2@gmail.com

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4/06/2017

Oberlin Public Library Spring Book Sale

First Day of Book Sale for non-members of Friends of the Library.

Time: 10:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Ann Ingram

Contact Phone #: 520-444-9585

Email: annitagram2@gmail.com

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4/07/2017

Oberlin Public Library Spring Book Sale

Fill the bag for $5.00

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Ann Ingram

Contact Phone #: 520-444-9585

Email: annitagram2@gmail.com

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4/08/2017

OBERLIN FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL

 

Saturday, April 8, 4-6 p.m., Wilder Main, 135 West Lorain Street.

Join us for student music performances, Spoket work Artist Meeko Israel, Aladdin's food, and build-your-own friendship bracelets from Bead Paradise!

 

Visit www.facebook.com/oberlinfriendshipinitiative for more information.

Time: 4 - 6 pm

Location: Wilder Main, 135 West Lorain Street

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4/08/2017

Oberlin Public Library Spring Book Sale

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Ann Ingram

Contact Phone #: 520-444-9585

Email: annitagram2@gmail.com

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4/09/2017

Oberlin Public Library Spring Book Sale

All items are $0.10.

Time: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Ann Ingram

Contact Phone #: 520-444-9585

Email: annitagram2@gmail.com

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4/11/2017

OBERLIN CITY CLUB

Presenter:  Janet Garrett, Candidate for Congress

Topic: A First-Hand Account of the Women's March on Washington

Time:  11:45 - 1:15.  Lunch at noon, and speaker at 12:30

Location:  Sterks of Oberlin

Cost:  $12 for lunch, free if not eating lunch.

Time: 11:45 - 1:15

Location: Sterks of Oberlin

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4/13/2017

GOOD MORNING OBERLIN

NETWORK WITH FELLOW BUSINESS OWNERS

GET UPDATES ON PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

 

Bring your ideas, Issues, Things to Share...What do you want others to know and how can OBP help promote the growth and prosperity of the Oberlin commuity.


RSVP to Janet at director@oberlin.org or 440-774-6262

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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4/15/2017

EASTER EGG HUNT

Ready, Set, Go!  Gather your eggs, Check your eggs...You could win a prize!

Parents, accomp[any your children to the center of Tappan Square to return all plastic eggs; where each child will receive a goodie bag and redeem any prize tickets!

Smile! Bring your camera for pics with THE EASTER BUNNY!

 

Time: 10:30 am ages 0-3; 11 am ages 4-6; 11:30 am ages 7-10

Location: Tappan Square - Oberlin

Contact Name: Oberlin Kids

Email: www.oberlinkids.org

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4/15/2017

Poetry Reading by Joe Schmitz

Joe Schmitz joins us in the Gazebo to read poetry in support of National Poetry Month.

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklin@oberlin.net

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4/17/2017

Poetry Reading by Rick O'Donnell

Rick O'Donnell, author of Special Watch, joins us in the Gazebo to read his poetryto celebrate National Poetry Month.

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfrankllin@oberlin.net

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4/18/2017

OBERLIN CITY CLUB

Presenter:  Doug McMillan, OMLPS

TOPIC:  Current Renewable Energy Effort in the City of Oberlin

 

Time:  11:45 - 1:15.  Lunch at noon, and speaker at 12:30

 

Location:  Sterks of Oberlin

 

Cost:  $12 for lunch, free if not eating lunch.


Time: 11:45 - 1:15

Location: Sterks of Oberlin

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4/18/2017

MindFair Bookclub

Join us in the Gazebo for a discussion of The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan.  New members welcome.

Time: 5-6 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklin@oberlin.net

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4/18/2017

Open Knit

Bring your current knitting or crocheting project to the Gazebo for tips and conversation with other local artisans.

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklin@oberlin.net

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4/18/2017

MindFair Poets Writers Group

Join MindFair Poets for a prompted poetry exercise followed by time for sharing and critique.  New members welcome.

Time: 5-6 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklin@oberlin.net

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4/19/2017

BEFORE THE FLOOD

     The Oberlin College Office of Environmental Sustainability invite all residents, friends, family, acquaintances, and neighbors to a FREE screening of the acclaimed climate change documentary ‘Before the Flood” on Wednesday, April 19th at 7 pm at the Apollo Theatre.

 

     This event is taking place in conjunction with Oberlin Ecolympics, Oberlin's annual conservation competition, and community event series. The college dorms and co-ops and the city schools compete to reduce water and electricity while everyone can also reduce their consumption and raise their awareness by attending fun events.

     The event is brought to you by POWER (Providing Oberlin With Efficiency Responsibly), the Oberlin Area Cooperating Ministries, Ohio Interfaith Power & Light, Sharon Pearson, Eugene Matthews, the Oberlin College Office of Environmental Sustainability, and the Oberlin College Ecolympics Committee. 

Time: 7 P.M.

Location: APOLLO THEATER - OBERLIN

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4/20/2017

Poetry Reading by Michael Reitz

Michael Reitz, author of Dawn-Light and Falling Leaves, reads his poetry to celebrate National Poetry Month.

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklin@oberlin.net

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4/21/2017

Poetry Reading by Elsie Romot

Elsie Romot reads poetry in our Gazebo to celebrate National Poetry Month.

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklin@oberlin.net

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4/21/2017

OBERLIN PARKING MEETING

PARKING IN OBERLIN

Friday, April 21, 2017, 8:30 a.m.

Oberlin Public Library Community Room

 You are cordially invited to a community meeting about Parking in Oberlin.   At this meeting, Walker Parking Consultants will present the findings from a parking study they conducted.  Join us as we explore an opportunity to come together to consider solutions to parking challenges.

 

Agenda

  • Brief summary of past parking committees & results.
  • Review recent changes and current parking conditions, and the need to identify long-term solutions.
  • Introduction to parking inventory, analysis, and recommendations as performed/proposed by Walker Parking Consultants.
  • Discuss and explore solutions that can be effective for Oberlin.
  • Identify next steps including the roles of business owners, community members, City administration, and the College.
  • Schedule next meeting.

 

PLEASE RSVP to Oberlin Business Partnership

director@oberlin.org   *   440-774-6262

 

Time: 8:30 A.M.

Location: OBERLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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4/22/2017

Nature and Collage Card Craft

Master card artist, Sunde White, joins us to celebrate National Poetry Month and Earth Day.  Create greeting cards featuring nature poetry using collage techniques.  Supplies provided at no cost.  

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklin@oberlin.net

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4/24/2017

Poetry Reading by Indi Wright

Indi Wright, author of Poesia: A Poetic Journey, joins us in the Gazebo to read poetry in support of National Poetry Month.

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklin@oberlin.net

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4/25/2017

Open Knit

Bring your current knitting or crocheting project to the Gazebo to join other local artisans for tips and conversation.

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklin@oberlin.net

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4/25/2017

OBERLIN CITY CLUB

Presenter:  Ken Stanley, DuBois Project

Topic:  Love Math, Learn Math:  The Du Bois Project of Oberlin

Time:  11:45 - 1:15.  Lunch at noon, and speaker at 12:30

 

Location:  Sterks of Oberlin

 

Cost:  $12 for lunch, free if not eating lunch.


Time: 11:45 - 1:15

Location: Sterks of Oberlin

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4/26/2017

MindFair Book Club

Join us for the rescheduled discussion of The Association of Small Bombs by Karan Mahajan.  This is part of our Best of New York Times 2016 discussion series.

Time: 5-6 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklin@oberlin.net

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4/27/2017

Artfest in the Gazebo

Join us in the Gazebo at Ben Franklin for an evening of jazz and art.  Marion Parker and Daniel Spearman perform live on bass and piano (and occasionally trumpet).  The featured artist for April is Keith McGuckin.  Light refreshments provided by Agave Burrito Bar and Tequilaria.  BYOB.  This event is free.

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklin@oberlin.net

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4/28/2017

Poetry Reading by Noelle Hedges-Goettl

Join us in the Gazebo at Ben Franklin for a poetry reading by Oberlin grad, Noelle Hedges-Goettl in support of National Poetry Month.

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklin@oberlin.net

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4/28/2017

Poetry Reading by Barb Smith

Join us in the Gazebo at Ben Franklin for a poetry reading by local poet, Barb Smith, in support of National Poetry Month.  Barb is a member of MindFair Poets writing group.  Please join us to support local talent.

Time: 10:00 a.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklin@oberlin.net

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4/29/2017

Poetry Reading by Kathleen Carothers

Join us in the Gazebo at Ben Franklin for a poetry reading by Kathleen Carothers and some very special guests in celebration of National Poetry Month.

Time: 4:30 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklin@oberlin.net

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5/01/2017

Oberlin Heritage Center Tours

Come visit the Oberlin Heritage Center for a tour offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Be guided through three historic Oberlin buildings serving as beautiful backdrops for stories of the community and college in its first century, from the 1833 founding through the turn of the 20th century. 

Reserve your place online

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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5/02/2017

Author Event Featuring Dan Chaon and Shane McCrae

Dan Chaon, author and National Book Award Finalist, visits Ben Franklin/MindFair Books to promote his newest book, Ill Will.  Joining him is poet and fellow Oberlin faculty member, Shane McCrae, to promote his fourth book of poetry titled, In the Language of My Captors.  Light refreshments will be served.  All welcome.  Books available for purchase.

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklinoberlinoh@gmail.com

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5/02/2017

MERCHANT ROUNDTABLE

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for the Merchant Roundtable.  We will discuss relevant issues and ideas concerning doing business in Oberlin.

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: Oberlin Cable Co-Op

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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5/06/2017

Do Re Mi 5 K Run for Oberlin Choristers

Saturday, May 6, 
New Union Center for the Arts 
39 S.Main Street, Oberlin 
 
Online registration fee $25.00
Onsite registration fee $30 Free t-shirt to the first 50 registrants! 

Awards in all age divisions Award to the fastest overall male and female

Check in and registration begins at 7:00am
Free child fun run begins at 8:15am 
Race begins at 8:30am 

Register online at www.ochoristers.org or by phone at 440-774-4079

Sponsored by: Linden's Transportation ~ Rafter, A. LTD. ~ Cable Co-op ~ Oberlin IGA ~ Stocker Vision

Time: 7 a.m.

Location: 39 S. Main Street

Contact Phone #: 440-774-4079

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5/09/2017

Oberlin Serves in World War II

This second program about World War II (following Part 1 on March 14), presented by OHC Trustee, retired Oberlin High School band instructor, and Army veteran Steve Johnson, will center on the experiences of local men and women who served in World War II, as told through newspapers, personal accounts, and images.  

This program is free and open to the public.  

Sponsored by Northwest Savings Bank

Time: 7:15 PM

Location: Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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5/11/2017

GOOD MORNING OBERLIN!

NETWORK WITH FELLOW BUSINESS OWNERS

GET UPDATES ON PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

SHARE COMMUNITY IDEAS

RSVP  director@oberlin.org

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: OBERLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY - COMMUNITY ROOM

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@gmail.com

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5/13/2017

Haiku Reading and Writing Workshop with Jim Brueggman

Join us in the Gazebo and Ben Franklin for a Haiku reading and writing workshop by poet, Jim Brueggmann, author of AFTER THE NIGHT RAIN.  All ages welcome for the workshop.  Books will be available for purchase and autographing.

Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklinoberlinoh@gmail.com

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5/13/2017

CELEBRATE MOMS!

Celebrate Mom...and ALL the special women in your life!

Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., The Ballroom at The Hotel at Oberlin, 10 East College Street.

Admission:  Two for $5 or $3 each (Children 12 and under, FREE)

Craft and Product Vendors - Door Prizes - Raffles - Memories (photographer on site for "Mom & Me" pictures - Face Painting - Pampering...

 

Guys can purchase special last-minute gifts for the women in their lives!

Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Location: The Hotel at Oberlin

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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5/14/2017

MOTHER'S DAY

BE WITH MOM....LOVE MOM!

Time: All Day

Location: Everywhere

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5/18/2017

Joselin Linder, Author of "The Family Gene" joins us at Ben Franklin, Oberlin

Joselin Linder, author of the new book, THE FAMILY GENE joins us in the Gazebo at Ben Franklin for a reading followed by a question and answer session.  The book centers around her attempt to find a cure through modern medical genomic science to find a cure to an illness that only appears in her family.  Joselin is a regular contributor to NPR's Morning Edition and the New York Post.  Books will be available for purchase and autographing.

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/Mindfair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklinoberlinoh@gmail.com

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5/21/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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5/29/2017

Juneteenth - Celebration at Wright Park Memorial

Juneteenth festivities will commence as we take part in the Wright Park Memorial Celebration at the wall of Wright Park on May 29th at 10 a.m.

We will lay a wreathfor Mr. Ferrier H. White, a Tuskegee Airmanwho died in Italy.  A monument to his life and service stands in Florence, Italy to this day.

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Wright Park - Oberlin

Contact Name: Adenike Sharpley

Contact Phone #: 440-774-4377

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5/29/2017

Westwood Cemetery History Walk

A special, free Radicals and Reformers History Walk will be led through scenic Westwood Cemetery. This guided tour, led by an Oberlin Heritage Center docent, includes an introduction to the history of the cemetery with stories of Oberlinians who served in the military. Advance registration is encouraged and can be done on-line or by calling 440-774-1700.

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Westwood Cemetery

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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6/01/2017

Oberlin Heritage Center Tours

Come visit the Oberlin Heritage Center for a tour offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Be guided through three historic Oberlin buildings serving as beautiful backdrops for stories of the community and college in its first century, from the 1833 founding through the turn of the 20th century. 

Reserve your place online

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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6/03/2017

UGRR & Abolitionist History Walk

Freedom's Friends: Underground Railroad and Abolitionist Outdoor History Walk

Prior to the Civil War, as many as 3,000 African Americans passed through or lived in Oberlin after escaping from slavery. Learn about Oberlin’s famous freedom seekers and those known to have helped them make their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

This outdoor history walk will be offered every Saturday in June, July, and August

Make your reservation on-line or call the Oberlin Heritage Center at 440-774-1700.

This tour begins near the front steps of First Church, U.C.C. at the northwest corner of Main Street (Route 58) and Lorain Street (Route 511).

Time: 11:00 AM

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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6/04/2017

Take Back Your Childhood

Children ages 3 through 8 become official Toy Testers for four Melissa and Doug toys at Ben Franklin, Oberlin from 1-4 p.m.  The first 25 participants go home with a free "Inspiration Kit".  All children must be accompanied by an adult during the event.  No purchase necessary.  

 

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklinoberlinoh@gmail.com

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6/04/2017

POTTER'S FIELD CELEBRATION

Our Potter's Field Celebration will take place on Sunday, June 4th at 2 pm at Westwood Cemetery with Margaret Christian as convener.  We will be laying a wreath and placing a tombstone at the unmarked grave of John Ramsey. Ramsey was a founder of Russ AME Church in Oberlin and helped to build First Church as a hob (plaster) carrier.  We will also be laying wreaths for Tuskegee Airman, Mr. James Cannon and William A. Johnson, Jr., as well as Margaret Barnes of Oberlin who was a service woman and an Oberlin alum.

The red tipped planes will be inside the wreaths of Cannon, Johnson, and Ferrier.

We will be honoring Mr. Lawson, the past president of Oberlin African-American Genealogy and History Group (OAAGHG) with our annual presentation of a wreath on his bench that sits at the head of Potter's Field. Mr. Lawson was a serviceman as well.  We will conclude with the laying of the wreaths ceremony and a poem written by William Young for Perry H. Young, another Tuskegee Airman, called The Legacy Continues.

Location: Westwood Cemetery

Contact Name: Adenike Sharpley

Contact Phone #: 440-774-4327

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6/06/2017

MAAFA CELEBRATION

Our MAAFA celebration will be June 6 at 6:30 p.m. at Westwood Cemetery.  We will continue our tradition of prayers, hymns, benediction, libation, and ceremony at the grave of Lee Harvey Dobbins.  New this year will be a gun salute by the 5th U.S. Colored Troops to honor all the servicemen buried at Westwood.

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Westwood Cemetery

Contact Name: Adenike Sharpley

Contact Phone #: 440-774-4327

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6/06/2017

MERCHANT ROUNDTABLE

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for the Merchant Roundtable.  We will discuss relevant issues and ideas concerning doing business in Oberlin.

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: Oberlin Cable Co-Op

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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6/08/2017

GOOD MORNING OBERLIN!

NETWORK WITH FELLOW BUSINESS OWNERS

GET UPDATES ON PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

SHARE COMMUNITY IDEAS

RSVP  director@oberlin.org

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: OBERLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY - COMMUNITY ROOM

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@gmail.com

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6/10/2017

JUNETEENTH FESTIVAL

Juneteenth Festival will be held on June 10th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  We start earlier this year to accommodate a presentation at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park (MLK) for the Tuskegee Airmen at 10 a.m.  A trolley will be running to bring people to MLK park.  Tours will be running twice more that day to the cemetery, roundhouse, and the Wright Wall.

Juneteenth festivities will feature the annual parade, the 5th U.S. Colored Troops, The Black Cowboys, E.T. King Blues singer and other musical entertainers, children's activities, our well-known food booths, a DJ, reenactors, and vendors.

Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Location: Tappan Square & Other Oberlin Places

Contact Name: Adenike Sharpley

Contact Phone #: 440-774-4327

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6/10/2017

UGRR & Abolitionist History Walk

Freedom's Friends: Underground Railroad and Abolitionist Outdoor History Walk

Prior to the Civil War, as many as 3,000 African Americans passed through or lived in Oberlin after escaping from slavery. Learn about Oberlin’s famous freedom seekers and those known to have helped them make their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

This outdoor history walk will be offered every Saturday in June, July, and August

Make your reservation on-line or call the Oberlin Heritage Center at 440-774-1700.

This tour begins near the front steps of First Church, U.C.C. at the northwest corner of Main Street (Route 58) and Lorain Street (Route 511).

 

Time: 11:00 AM

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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6/13/2017

The Times They Are A Changin'

OHC Honorary Trustee, oral history volunteer, author and researcher Geni Vanek will share stories of Oberlin in the 1960s and 1970s and some of the events and projects that drew community members together, and drove them apart. Stories will be pulled from the collection of more than 200 interviews of the Oberlin Oral History Project archived by the Oberlin Heritage Center.

The event is free and open to the public.  All are welcome to wear their grooviest outfits! 

Time: 7:15 PM

Location: Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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6/16/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 



Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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6/17/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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6/17/2017

UGRR & Abolitionist History Walk

Freedom's Friends: Underground Railroad and Abolitionist Outdoor History Walk

Prior to the Civil War, as many as 3,000 African Americans passed through or lived in Oberlin after escaping from slavery. Learn about Oberlin’s famous freedom seekers and those known to have helped them make their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

This outdoor history walk will be offered every Saturday in June, July, and August

Make your reservation on-line or call the Oberlin Heritage Center at 440-774-1700.

This tour begins near the front steps of First Church, U.C.C. at the northwest corner of Main Street (Route 58) and Lorain Street (Route 511).

Time: 11:00 AM

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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6/18/2017

Play Board Games at Ben Franklin

Please join us Sunday, June 18th from 1-4 p.m. for a chance to demo great board games from Blue Orange Games and others.  The first 20 children who demo a game will receive a free sample game to take home.  What a great way to beat the heat this Father's Day.  Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklinoberlinoh@gmail.com

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6/23/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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6/24/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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6/24/2017

UGRR & Abolitionist History Walk

Freedom's Friends: Underground Railroad and Abolitionist Outdoor History Walk

Prior to the Civil War, as many as 3,000 African Americans passed through or lived in Oberlin after escaping from slavery. Learn about Oberlin’s famous freedom seekers and those known to have helped them make their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

This outdoor history walk will be offered every Saturday in June, July, and August

Make your reservation on-line or call the Oberlin Heritage Center at 440-774-1700.

This tour begins near the front steps of First Church, U.C.C. at the northwest corner of Main Street (Route 58) and Lorain Street (Route 511).

Time: 11:00 AM

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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6/25/2017

Board Game Family Activity Day

Join us in the Gazebo to try out some great family games from Blue Orange games.  No purchase necessary ,however, purchase any game during the event and save 20%.  Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklinoberlinoh@gmail.com

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6/27/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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6/27/2017

Five Minutes of Fame Before Dinner

Join us in the Gazebo for an open mic session sponsored by MindFair Poets designed to spark creativity.  Come and show off your talent.  Dance a jig, recite a poem, paint a picture, do yoga, sing a song, play the violin, demonstrate a craft...whatever you choose.  Share your talents in a supportive, encouraging environment.  New members always welcome.

Time: 5-6 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklinoberlinoh@gmail.com

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6/28/2017

Book Group Discussion

Join us in the Gazebo for our monthly book club discussion.  This month our featured title is The Return by Hisham Matar.  No purchase necessary.  New members always welcome

Time: 5:00 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklinoberlinoh@gmail.com

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6/28/2017

Open Knit

Join us in the Gazebo for an afternoon of conversation and knitting with some talented local crafters.  All levels welcome.  New members always welcome.

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin/MindFair Books

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklinoberlinoh@gmail.com

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6/29/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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6/30/2017

Summer Theater - Barefoot in the Park

Barefoot in the Park by Neil Simon

June 30th to July 29th, 2017

Recommended for ages 10 and older.

 

Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy by Tony Awared- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon, one of America's most successful, projofic, and performed playwrights. Set in a quirky fifth-floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan, in the early 1960's, the play follows newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter during the contentious first days of their marriage, as they learn how to live together.  This non-stop-laugh commedy enjoyed the longest Broadway run of any of Simon's plays.

Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/01/2017

Oberlin Women's History Walk

Learn about Oberlin women who made a difference in efforts to gain rights and respect.  90-minute neighborhood walking tour.  $6/adults; free to OHC members, children and college students.  Advance registration required.

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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7/01/2017

UGRR & Abolitionist History Walk

Freedom's Friends: Underground Railroad and Abolitionist Outdoor History Walk

Prior to the Civil War, as many as 3,000 African Americans passed through or lived in Oberlin after escaping from slavery. Learn about Oberlin’s famous freedom seekers and those known to have helped them make their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

This outdoor history walk will be offered every Saturday in June, July, and August

Make your reservation on-line or call the Oberlin Heritage Center at 440-774-1700.

This tour begins near the front steps of First Church, U.C.C. at the northwest corner of Main Street (Route 58) and Lorain Street (Route 511).

Time: 11:00 AM

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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7/01/2017

Summer Theater - Barefoot in the Park

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK BY Neil Simon

June 30 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for ages 10 and older.

 

Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy by Tony Awared- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon, one of America's most successful, projofic, and performed playwrights. Set in a quirky fifth-floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan, in the early 1960's, the play follows newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter during the contentious first days of their marriage, as they learn how to live together.  This non-stop-laugh commedy enjoyed the longest Broadway run of any of Simon's plays.


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/02/2017

Oberlin Heritage Center Tours

Come visit the Oberlin Heritage Center for a tour offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Be guided through three historic Oberlin buildings serving as beautiful backdrops for stories of the community and college in its first century, from the 1833 founding through the turn of the 20th century. 

Reserve your place online

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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7/02/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 


Time: 2 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/05/2017

Summer Theater - Barefoot in the Park

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK BY Neil Simon

June 30 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for ages 10 and older.

 

Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy by Tony Awared- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon, one of America's most successful, projofic, and performed playwrights. Set in a quirky fifth-floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan, in the early 1960's, the play follows newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter during the contentious first days of their marriage, as they learn how to live together.  This non-stop-laugh commedy enjoyed the longest Broadway run of any of Simon's plays.


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/06/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/07/2017

KEVIN JONES THE SHAKE DOWN CREW - Summer Concert

JULY 7.  Join us for a fun-filled night of musics from local favorites, Kevin Jones & The Shake Down Crew.

We will be selling Lorenzo's Pizza, soda pop, and water.  There will also be a hot dog cart - Debz Doggz.

Come out and enjoy the music and food.

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Location: Tappan Square Clark Bandstand

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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7/07/2017

Summer Theater - Barefoot in the Park

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK BY Neil Simon

June 30 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for ages 10 and older.

 

Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy by Tony Awared- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon, one of America's most successful, projofic, and performed playwrights. Set in a quirky fifth-floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan, in the early 1960's, the play follows newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter during the contentious first days of their marriage, as they learn how to live together.  This non-stop-laugh commedy enjoyed the longest Broadway run of any of Simon's plays.


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/08/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/08/2017

UGRR & Abolitionist History Walk

Freedom's Friends: Underground Railroad and Abolitionist Outdoor History Walk

Prior to the Civil War, as many as 3,000 African Americans passed through or lived in Oberlin after escaping from slavery. Learn about Oberlin’s famous freedom seekers and those known to have helped them make their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

This outdoor history walk will be offered every Saturday in June, July, and August

Make your reservation on-line or call the Oberlin Heritage Center at 440-774-1700.

This tour begins near the front steps of First Church, U.C.C. at the northwest corner of Main Street (Route 58) and Lorain Street (Route 511).

Time: 11:00 AM

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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7/11/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/11/2017

MERCHANT ROUNDTABLE

This month's Merchant Roundtable will be on the 2nd Tuesday, July 11th, due to the 4th of July Holiday on the first Tuesday.

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for the Merchant Roundtable.  We will discuss relevant issues and ideas concerning doing business in Oberlin.

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: Oberlin Cable Co-Op

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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7/12/2017

Summer Theater - Barefoot in the Park

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK BY Neil Simon

June 30 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for ages 10 and older.

 

Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy by Tony Awared- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon, one of America's most successful, projofic, and performed playwrights. Set in a quirky fifth-floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan, in the early 1960's, the play follows newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter during the contentious first days of their marriage, as they learn how to live together.  This non-stop-laugh commedy enjoyed the longest Broadway run of any of Simon's plays.


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/13/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/13/2017

GOOD MORNING OBERLIN

NETWORK WITH FELLOW BUSINESS OWNERS

GET UPDATES ON PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

SHARE COMMUNITY IDEAS

RSVP  director@oberlin.org by February 16th

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: OBERLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY - COMMUNITY ROOM

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@gmail.com

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7/14/2017

CLASSIC ROCK TRIO - Summer Concert

 

JULY 14.  The Classic Rock Trio of Jim Tigue (guitar/vocals), Eroc Sosinski (bass/guitar/vocals) and Jon Darling (drummer) have a wide knowledge of songs from the 60’s/70’s/80’s classic rock/pop/folk genres – with the ability to provide a fun performance of danceable classic rock entertainment that transcends generations and can be enjoyed by the entire family.

 

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Location: Tappan Square Clark Bandstand

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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7/14/2017

Summer Theater - Barefoot in the Park

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK BY Neil Simon

June 30 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for ages 10 and older.

 

Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy by Tony Awared- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon, one of America's most successful, projofic, and performed playwrights. Set in a quirky fifth-floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan, in the early 1960's, the play follows newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter during the contentious first days of their marriage, as they learn how to live together.  This non-stop-laugh commedy enjoyed the longest Broadway run of any of Simon's plays.


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/14/2017

Summer Theater - The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare

July 14 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for Ages 12 and up.

Shakespear's timeless romance of obsession and redemption  The play begins as an intense psychological drama, following the paranoid jealousy and unjust actions of King Leontes against his wife, Hermione, and best friend, Polixenes.  But midway, the play jumps time, place and genre to become a pastoral comedy centered on the secret romance of their children, which ultimately brings the two plots full circle to a magical and moving ending.

Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/15/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/15/2017

UGRR & Abolitionist History Walk

Freedom's Friends: Underground Railroad and Abolitionist Outdoor History Walk

Prior to the Civil War, as many as 3,000 African Americans passed through or lived in Oberlin after escaping from slavery. Learn about Oberlin’s famous freedom seekers and those known to have helped them make their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

This outdoor history walk will be offered every Saturday in June, July, and August

Make your reservation on-line or call the Oberlin Heritage Center at 440-774-1700.

This tour begins near the front steps of First Church, U.C.C. at the northwest corner of Main Street (Route 58) and Lorain Street (Route 511).

Time: 11:00 AM

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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7/15/2017

Summer Theater - The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare

July 14 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for Ages 12 and up.

Shakespear's timeless romance of obsession and redemption  The play begins as an intense psychological drama, following the paranoid jealousy and unjust actions of King Leontes against his wife, Hermione, and best friend, Polixenes.  But midway, the play jumps time, place and genre to become a pastoral comedy centered on the secret romance of their children, which ultimately brings the two plots full circle to a magical and moving ending.

Time: 2 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/16/2017

Summer Theater - Barefoot in the Park

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK BY Neil Simon

June 30 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for ages 10 and older.

 

Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy by Tony Awared- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon, one of America's most successful, projofic, and performed playwrights. Set in a quirky fifth-floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan, in the early 1960's, the play follows newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter during the contentious first days of their marriage, as they learn how to live together.  This non-stop-laugh commedy enjoyed the longest Broadway run of any of Simon's plays.


Time: 2 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/18/2017

Vintage & Vintner

Join the Oberlin Heritage Center for an enjoyable evening at Vermilion Valley Vineyards. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. with welcoming music by jazz guitarist Rich Holsworth. This social gathering will include a 15-minute mini-program at 6:00 p.m. that examines Oberlin's historic, contentious relationship with alcohol. Each guest will receive tickets for two wine tastings and a glass of wine. Punch, lemonade, and finger foods also will be available, along with a fun array of items to be raffled ($1/ticket or if you prefer to remain “dry” at the event, you may increase your chances of winning by using your wine tickets for the raffle).

Cost: $30/person (21 and up). Revenue from this event supports the Oberlin Heritage Center's Pat Murphy Endowment for Heritage Preservation. This event is co-sponsored by Herrick Jewelry

Register on-line

Location: Vermilion Valley Vineyards

Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Vermilion Valley Vineyard

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 4407741700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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7/18/2017

Summer Theater - Barefoot in the Park

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK BY Neil Simon

June 30 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for ages 10 and older.

 

Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy by Tony Awared- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon, one of America's most successful, projofic, and performed playwrights. Set in a quirky fifth-floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan, in the early 1960's, the play follows newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter during the contentious first days of their marriage, as they learn how to live together.  This non-stop-laugh commedy enjoyed the longest Broadway run of any of Simon's plays.


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/19/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 


Time: 2 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/19/2017

Summer Theater - The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare

July 14 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for Ages 12 and up.

Shakespear's timeless romance of obsession and redemption  The play begins as an intense psychological drama, following the paranoid jealousy and unjust actions of King Leontes against his wife, Hermione, and best friend, Polixenes.  But midway, the play jumps time, place and genre to become a pastoral comedy centered on the secret romance of their children, which ultimately brings the two plots full circle to a magical and moving ending.

Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/20/2017

Summer Theater - Barefoot in the Park

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK BY Neil Simon

June 30 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for ages 10 and older.

 

Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy by Tony Awared- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon, one of America's most successful, projofic, and performed playwrights. Set in a quirky fifth-floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan, in the early 1960's, the play follows newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter during the contentious first days of their marriage, as they learn how to live together.  This non-stop-laugh commedy enjoyed the longest Broadway run of any of Simon's plays.


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/21/2017

COMMUNITY PICNIC & CONCERT

JULY 21.Soul Proprioters, a progressive folk rock band founded by Dave Parsh in 2007, features a large (and multi- generational) band sound including a full horn section and violin. An originals only band initially, in 2010 Soul Proprioters released their CD “Individuality”. Their Repertoire has expanded to include covers from The Rolling Stones, to Chicago to Jason Mraz. They can play any size venue for all occasions. The band will be joined by singer, Charlita Anderson-White, who loves the blues and has played in venues including the House of Blues and Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Club.

 

JULY 21 is also the Community Picnic night. 

Picnic starts at 5:30 p.m. and the concert at 7:00 p.m.

 

Time: 5:30 -9 p.m.

Location: Tappan Square Clark Bandstand

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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7/21/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 


Time: 2 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/21/2017

Summer Theater - The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare

July 14 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for Ages 12 and up.

Shakespear's timeless romance of obsession and redemption  The play begins as an intense psychological drama, following the paranoid jealousy and unjust actions of King Leontes against his wife, Hermione, and best friend, Polixenes.  But midway, the play jumps time, place and genre to become a pastoral comedy centered on the secret romance of their children, which ultimately brings the two plots full circle to a magical and moving ending.

Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/22/2017

Meet Barbara Lyons aka Antonia Harris

Join us in the Gazebo at Ben Franklin for a reading and Q&A for author, Antonia Harris.  Her book is the first in the series The Jonson Chronicles entitled, "Out of the Depths".  Stop in and support some local talent.

Time: 1:00 p.m.

Location: Ben Franklin

Contact Name: Krista Long

Contact Phone #: 440-774-5711

Email: benfranklinoberlinoh@gmail.com

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7/22/2017

UGRR & Abolitionist History Walk

Freedom's Friends: Underground Railroad and Abolitionist Outdoor History Walk

Prior to the Civil War, as many as 3,000 African Americans passed through or lived in Oberlin after escaping from slavery. Learn about Oberlin’s famous freedom seekers and those known to have helped them make their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

This outdoor history walk will be offered every Saturday in June, July, and August

Make your reservation on-line or call the Oberlin Heritage Center at 440-774-1700.

This tour begins near the front steps of First Church, U.C.C. at the northwest corner of Main Street (Route 58) and Lorain Street (Route 511).

Time: 11:00 AM

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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7/22/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/22/2017

Summer Theater - Barefoot in the Park

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK BY Neil Simon

June 30 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for ages 10 and older.

 

Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy by Tony Awared- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon, one of America's most successful, projofic, and performed playwrights. Set in a quirky fifth-floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan, in the early 1960's, the play follows newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter during the contentious first days of their marriage, as they learn how to live together.  This non-stop-laugh commedy enjoyed the longest Broadway run of any of Simon's plays.


Time: 2 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/23/2017

Summer Theater - The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare

July 14 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for Ages 12 and up.

Shakespear's timeless romance of obsession and redemption  The play begins as an intense psychological drama, following the paranoid jealousy and unjust actions of King Leontes against his wife, Hermione, and best friend, Polixenes.  But midway, the play jumps time, place and genre to become a pastoral comedy centered on the secret romance of their children, which ultimately brings the two plots full circle to a magical and moving ending.

Time: 2 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/25/2017

Summer Theater - The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare

July 14 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for Ages 12 and up.

Shakespear's timeless romance of obsession and redemption  The play begins as an intense psychological drama, following the paranoid jealousy and unjust actions of King Leontes against his wife, Hermione, and best friend, Polixenes.  But midway, the play jumps time, place and genre to become a pastoral comedy centered on the secret romance of their children, which ultimately brings the two plots full circle to a magical and moving ending.

Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/26/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 


Time: 2 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/26/2017

Summer Theater - Barefoot in the Park

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK BY Neil Simon

June 30 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for ages 10 and older.

 

Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy by Tony Awared- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon, one of America's most successful, projofic, and performed playwrights. Set in a quirky fifth-floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan, in the early 1960's, the play follows newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter during the contentious first days of their marriage, as they learn how to live together.  This non-stop-laugh commedy enjoyed the longest Broadway run of any of Simon's plays.


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/27/2017

Summer Theater - The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare

July 14 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for Ages 12 and up.

Shakespear's timeless romance of obsession and redemption  The play begins as an intense psychological drama, following the paranoid jealousy and unjust actions of King Leontes against his wife, Hermione, and best friend, Polixenes.  But midway, the play jumps time, place and genre to become a pastoral comedy centered on the secret romance of their children, which ultimately brings the two plots full circle to a magical and moving ending.

Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/28/2017

Summer Concert on Tappan Square

 JULY 28Terry Lee Goffee - as Johnny Cash - presents a terrific show.The "Ultimate" Johnny Cash Experience, featuring Terry Lee Goffee covers the 50-year career of an American music legend. With his six foot two inch burly frame, sturdy jaw, icy stare and rich baritone voice, Goffee takes on the persona of the Man in Black in a performance that incorporates the guitar slinging body movements that were a Johnny Cash trademark. This is the show that has gained fans all across the U S, Canada, Ireland and Britain. Goffee's portrayal of the larger than life Johnny Cash will have you believing that you're watching the Man in Black himself.

 

 

Time: 7-9 p.m.

Location: Tappan Square Clark Bandstand

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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7/28/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 


Time: 2 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/28/2017

Summer Theater - Barefoot in the Park

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK BY Neil Simon

June 30 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for ages 10 and older.

 

Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy by Tony Awared- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon, one of America's most successful, projofic, and performed playwrights. Set in a quirky fifth-floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan, in the early 1960's, the play follows newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter during the contentious first days of their marriage, as they learn how to live together.  This non-stop-laugh commedy enjoyed the longest Broadway run of any of Simon's plays.


Time: 7 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/29/2017

UGRR & Abolitionist History Walk

Freedom's Friends: Underground Railroad and Abolitionist Outdoor History Walk

Prior to the Civil War, as many as 3,000 African Americans passed through or lived in Oberlin after escaping from slavery. Learn about Oberlin’s famous freedom seekers and those known to have helped them make their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

This outdoor history walk will be offered every Saturday in June, July, and August

Make your reservation on-line or call the Oberlin Heritage Center at 440-774-1700.

This tour begins near the front steps of First Church, U.C.C. at the northwest corner of Main Street (Route 58) and Lorain Street (Route 511).

Time: 11:00 AM

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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7/29/2017

Summer Theater - Barefoot in the Park

BAREFOOT IN THE PARK BY Neil Simon

June 30 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for ages 10 and older.

 

Barefoot in the Park is a romantic comedy by Tony Awared- and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon, one of America's most successful, projofic, and performed playwrights. Set in a quirky fifth-floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan, in the early 1960's, the play follows newlyweds Paul and Corie Bratter during the contentious first days of their marriage, as they learn how to live together.  This non-stop-laugh commedy enjoyed the longest Broadway run of any of Simon's plays.


Time: 2 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/29/2017

Summer Theater - The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale by William Shakespeare

July 14 - July 29, 2017

Recommended for Ages 12 and up.

Shakespear's timeless romance of obsession and redemption  The play begins as an intense psychological drama, following the paranoid jealousy and unjust actions of King Leontes against his wife, Hermione, and best friend, Polixenes.  But midway, the play jumps time, place and genre to become a pastoral comedy centered on the secret romance of their children, which ultimately brings the two plots full circle to a magical and moving ending.

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/30/2017

Summer Theater - The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson

June 16 - July 30th, 2017

Recommended for Ages 6 and older.

Based on Helen Keller's autobiography, The Story of My Life, William Gibson's Pulitzer Prize winning drama was the Broadway hit of 1959.  The story of this American classic follows Annie Sullivan, a once-blind girl from an impoverished background who - as Helen's governess and teacher - tames the wild young girl, who is deaf, blind, mute, and completely out-of-control.  This play prolmises to be charhed and uplifting.

You can reserve your free tickets at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com 


Time: 2 P.M.

Location: Hall Auditorium - Oberlin, OH

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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8/01/2017

MERCHANT ROUNDTABLE

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for the Merchant Roundtable.  We will discuss relevant issues and ideas concerning doing business in Oberlin.

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: Oberlin Cable Co-Op

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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8/01/2017

Oberlin Heritage Center Tours

Come visit the Oberlin Heritage Center for a tour offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Be guided through three historic Oberlin buildings serving as beautiful backdrops for stories of the community and college in its first century, from the 1833 founding through the turn of the 20th century. 

Reserve your place online

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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8/04/2017

Emily Keener - Summer Concert

Rescheduled for August 4th!  Emily Keener is an eighteen-year-old  singer/songwriter from Wakeman, OH. Since her exciting journey into the Top 12 on Season 10 of NBC’s The Voice, Emily has been writing and recording diligently in an effort to capture the energy of this most transformative year. She is backed by the amazing musicians of Norwalk, OH that once made up “The  Womacks”. 

 SPONSORED BY OHIO EDUCATIONAL CREDIT UNION.



Time: 7-9 p.m.

Location: Tappan Square Clark Bandstand

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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8/05/2017

I Spy Oberlin Tour

Fun and engaging for all ages, the tour is especially designed for younger children (ages 5-11) accompanied by an adult.  This guided walking tour through historic Oberlin keeps you on your toes as you seek out historic markers, decorative details, and Oberlin oddities. The hunt begins at the Monroe House and takes place outside in fair weather.  Free for all ages; reservations are encouraged.

Location: Tour begins at the Monroe House.

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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8/05/2017

Oberlin Women's History Walk

Learn about Oberlin women who made a difference in efforts to gain rights and respect.  90-minute neighborhood walking tour.  $6/adults; free to OHC members, children and college students.  Advance registration required.

Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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8/05/2017

FAMILY FUM FAIR & CLASSIC CAR SHOW

 Laughter and excitement take over the streets of picturesque Oberlin for the town’s 25thannual Family Fun Fair and Classic Car Show on Saturday, August 5, 2017.

  Kids ages six to 96 will be entertained by the boogie-down sounds of the “Summer of 65” Band, a hula hoop contest, magicians, clowns and delightful “street food” from food vendors and local restaurants alike. To round out the fun, civic leaders and civilians will be merrily dunked in the Fair’s Dunk Tank.

  Car buffs will enjoy the magnificent, gleaming cars of yesteryear at the Fair’s Classic Car Show.

 The fun-filled day includes the following activities:

  • Classic Car Show – The first 150 car show entrants receive dash plaques. Plaques will be awarded in 9 categories including original cars, truck, street legal modified, two-passenger and collector’s class, Best of Show, and longest distance traveled.
  • LIVE Music and Dancing in the Streets! With the Summer of 65 Band from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.D.J. Larry Farnsworth with Sounds of the Classics from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Live radio broadcast by WDLW 1380 AM “Kool Kat Oldies” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 50/50 raffle – Must be present to WIN!
  • Oberlin Merchant Sidewalk Sales on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Bubble Soccer, Laser Tag and Bounce Houses
  • Food Vendors - Oberlin Restaurants and Fair Vendors
  • Craft and Product Vendors  Jewelry, handmade totes, gourmet food, skin care and more!
  • Children’s Activities and Crafts presented by non-profit organizations(snow cones,face painting and more)
  • Dunk Tank  -  Take aim at a group of Oberlin celebrities
  • Clown, Balloons, strolling magician and Magic Show
  • Big Wheel Contest (ages 3 to 8)
  • Hula Hoop Contest (ages 8 to 17)
  • AND MORE!!

 

Check out the Family Fun Fair Facebook page for more information.

www.Facebook.com/oberlinfamilyfunfair

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Location: All around downtown Oberlin

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: contact@oberlin.org

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8/05/2017

UGRR & Abolitionist History Walk

Freedom's Friends: Underground Railroad and Abolitionist Outdoor History Walk

Prior to the Civil War, as many as 3,000 African Americans passed through or lived in Oberlin after escaping from slavery. Learn about Oberlin’s famous freedom seekers and those known to have helped them make their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

This outdoor history walk will be offered every Saturday in June, July, and August

Make your reservation on-line or call the Oberlin Heritage Center at 440-774-1700.

This tour begins near the front steps of First Church, U.C.C. at the northwest corner of Main Street (Route 58) and Lorain Street (Route 511).

Time: 11:00 AM

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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8/09/2017

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

Learn about the ongoing struggle for native rights and a local citizen-led effort to change Oberlin's Columbus Day holiday to a commemoration of Indigenous Peoples Day. Topics will include local indigenous history, facts about Columbus, and how celebrating Columbus Day impacts indigenous peoples. Committee members include Cinthia Byron-Dixon, Joella Byron-Dixon, Mary Hammond, and Jean Foggo Simon. The Oberlin Heritage Center is a supporting partner of this free, public program.

Location: Oberlin Public Library.

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A complimentary program will take place Saturday, August 19th at 2:00 PM titled Connecting with Oberlin’s Indigenous HeritageThe program begins at the Oberlin Public Library, and we’ll walk over to Martin Luther King, Jr. Park for outdoor demonstrations of drumming and dancing.

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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8/10/2017

GOOD MORNING OBERLIN

NETWORK WITH FELLOW BUSINESS OWNERS

GET UPDATES ON PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

 

Bring your ideas, Issues, Things to Share...What do you want others to know and how can OBP help promote the growth and prosperity of the Oberlin commuity.


RSVP to Janet at director@oberlin.org or 440-774-6262

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: OBERLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY - COMMUNITY ROOM

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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8/12/2017

Scholars & Settlers History Walk

Learn about the earliest residents of Oberlin and hear fascinating stories of the triumphs, debates, and scandals linked to the landmarks around Tappan Square. 60-minute neighborhood walking tour.  $6/adults; free to OHC members, children and college students.  Advance registration required.

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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8/12/2017

UGRR & Abolitionist History Walk

Freedom's Friends: Underground Railroad and Abolitionist Outdoor History Walk

Prior to the Civil War, as many as 3,000 African Americans passed through or lived in Oberlin after escaping from slavery. Learn about Oberlin’s famous freedom seekers and those known to have helped them make their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

This outdoor history walk will be offered every Saturday in June, July, and August

Make your reservation on-line or call the Oberlin Heritage Center at 440-774-1700.

This tour begins near the front steps of First Church, U.C.C. at the northwest corner of Main Street (Route 58) and Lorain Street (Route 511).

Time: 11:00 AM

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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8/19/2017

UGRR & Abolitionist History Walk

Freedom's Friends: Underground Railroad and Abolitionist Outdoor History Walk

Prior to the Civil War, as many as 3,000 African Americans passed through or lived in Oberlin after escaping from slavery. Learn about Oberlin’s famous freedom seekers and those known to have helped them make their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

This outdoor history walk will be offered every Saturday in June, July, and August

Make your reservation on-line or call the Oberlin Heritage Center at 440-774-1700.

This tour begins near the front steps of First Church, U.C.C. at the northwest corner of Main Street (Route 58) and Lorain Street (Route 511).

Time: 11:00 AM

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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8/19/2017

Connecting with Oberlin’s Indigenous Heritage

This follow-up to the presentation on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (August 9; 7:00 PM; Oberlin Public Library) features further introduction to Native American roots in our community and is accompanied by cultural demonstrations. Family-friendly, free and open to all.  Watch for more information on the Oberlin Heritage Center’s website and in summer editions of the monthly E-Gazette.

Location:  The program begins at the Oberlin Public Library, and we’ll walk over to Martin Luther King, Jr. Park for outdoor demonstrations of drumming and dancing.

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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8/26/2017

Scholars & Settlers History Walk

Learn about the earliest residents of Oberlin and hear fascinating stories of the triumphs, debates, and scandals linked to the landmarks around Tappan Square. 60-minute neighborhood walking tour.  $6/adults; free to OHC members, children and college students.  Advance registration required.

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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8/26/2017

UGRR & Abolitionist History Walk

Freedom's Friends: Underground Railroad and Abolitionist Outdoor History Walk

Prior to the Civil War, as many as 3,000 African Americans passed through or lived in Oberlin after escaping from slavery. Learn about Oberlin’s famous freedom seekers and those known to have helped them make their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.

This outdoor history walk will be offered every Saturday in June, July, and August

Make your reservation on-line or call the Oberlin Heritage Center at 440-774-1700.

This tour begins near the front steps of First Church, U.C.C. at the northwest corner of Main Street (Route 58) and Lorain Street (Route 511).

Time: 11:00 AM

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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9/01/2017

Sept. Tours / Exhibit at OHC with the Museum of Hispanic and Latino Cultures

Tours / Exhibit at OHC with the Museum of Hispanic and Latino Cultures all September

The Oberlin Heritage Center is pleased to work with the Museum of Hispanic and Latino Cultures of Lorain to offer a special exhibit in OHC's 1866 Monroe House.  Artifacts and art from Mexico, Spain, Puerto Rico, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras and more will be on display in the intimate setting of a historic house. This collaboration of museums will celebrate different cultures, honor shared and distinct histories, and draw community members together. To learn more about the Museum of Hispanic and Latino Cultures, e-mail President and Curator Guillermo Arriaga at lorainhispanicmuseum@gmail.com.

There are several ways to explore the exhibit (proceeds support the missions of both museums):

  • Enjoy a guided 90-minute Bilingual Spanish and English "Upstairs/Downstairs" Tour of OHC's three historic buildings, which combines Oberlin history with the special exhibit. This tour is offered Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  The cost is $6/adults; $5 for OHC members; and free for children and any college student. Advance registration is encouraged.

  • Experience a guided 90-minute English-speaking "Upstairs/Downstairs" Tour of OHC's three historic buildings, combining Oberlin history with the special exhibit.  The tour is offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.  The cost is $6/adults; $5 for OHC members; and free for children and college students. Advance registration is encouraged.
  • Take part in a guided 45-minute English-speaking tour of the Special Exhibit only. This tour is offered Thursdays at 5:15 p.m.  The cost is $3/adult; $2 for OHC members; and free for children and college students.  Advance registration is encouraged.
  • Learn at your own pace on a Self-Guided Special Exhibit Tour offered Saturdays between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  The cost is $3/adults; $2 for OHC members; and free for children and college students.

 Visit OHC's events calendar to reserve your tour today.

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

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9/02/2017

ALL COMMUNITY YARD SALE

This year's community yard sale day is Saturday, September 2nd.

If you would like to participate and be on the map that the Oberlin News Tribune publishes, call the paper at 440-775-1611 by August 21st.

Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Location: All over Oberlin

Contact Name: OBERLIN NEWS TRIBUNE

Contact Phone #: 440-775-1611

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9/05/2017

MERCHANT ROUNDTABLE

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for the Merchant Roundtable.  We will discuss relevant issues and ideas concerning doing business in Oberlin.

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: Oberlin Cable Co-Op

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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9/14/2017

GOOD MORNING OBERLIN

NETWORK WITH FELLOW BUSINESS OWNERS

GET UPDATES ON PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

SHARE COMMUNITY IDEAS

RSVP  director@oberlin.org

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: OBERLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY - COMMUNITY ROOM

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@gmail.com

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9/23/2017

Fiesta en la Biblioteca and Smithsonian Museum Day

September 23 (Saturday, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.)

Join the Oberlin Heritage Center for a lively gathering with music and food at the Oberlin Public Library (65 S. Main Street)!  All are welcome. As part of Smithsonian Museum Day's effort to imitate the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian museums,

The 90-minute Bilingual Spanish and English "Upstairs/Downstairs" Tours offered at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and self-guided exhibit tours in the Oberlin Heritage Center's Monroe House will be free this Saturday. Register on-line.

This event is sponsored in part by the The Community Foundation of Lorain County

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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10/01/2017

Oberlin Heritage Center Tours

Come visit the Oberlin Heritage Center for a tour offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Be guided through three historic Oberlin buildings serving as beautiful backdrops for stories of the community and college in its first century, from the 1833 founding through the turn of the 20th century. 

Reserve your place online

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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10/03/2017

MERCHANT ROUNDTABLE

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for the Merchant Roundtable.  We will discuss relevant issues and ideas concerning doing business in Oberlin.

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: Oberlin Cable Co-Op

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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10/05/2017

LEADERCAST WOMEN

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WHAT is Leadercast Women?

The vision for Leadercast Women is to create a positive, safe, comfortable, and collaborative environment for women to have an amazing leadership experience. By creating an event where leaders at all levels and from all walks of life can hear experts share their experiences, engage in meaningful dialogue, and connect at a deeper level with others who are on that same journey, the world can be changed for the better.

WHY attend Leadercast Women?

Currently, women hold less than 4 percent of CEO positions worldwide, which in actuality leaves organizations at a disadvantage, as studies show that businesses are more effective when both men and women have an equal leadership voice. The journey of becoming or remaining a Leader Worth Following is life long, and one of the first steps is to establish an open dialogue - discussing and defining what makes great leadership. And while the core values and behaviors of Leaders Worth Following are certainly not gender-specific, it’s a fact that women often face unique life decisions and organizational challenges.

Leadercast Women 2017 Agenda

 

8:30

9:00

Registration & Welcome

9:00

 

Simulcast Begins

9:00

10:30

Session 1

 

10:30

11:00

Break & Networking

11:00

12:30

Session 2

 

12:30

1:45

Lunch

1:45

3:30

Session 3

 

3:30

4:00

Wrap Up

 

 

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: The Lodge of New Russia Township

Tickets Available:

 

Leadercast Women Individual Tickets - $99

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Groups of 6 - 10 People - $89

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Group of 11 or More People - $79

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Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@gmail.com

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10/07/2017

Oberlin Heritage Center Docent Training

Learn how to present an engaging 75-minute tour through the Oberlin Heritage Center’s three historic buildings while sharing stories of the community and college in its first century, from the 1833 founding through the turn of the 20th century. Register by September 30.

Volunteers are asked to commit to leading at least four tours or history walks per year. Training is free and begins at the Monroe House; arrange to take a free tour in advance to see what it’s all about. To register for training or reserve a free advance tour, call (440) 774-1700 or e-mail tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org.

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

Contact Name: Amanda Manahan

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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10/12/2017

GOOD MORNING OBERLIN

NETWORK WITH FELLOW BUSINESS OWNERS

GET UPDATES ON PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

SHARE COMMUNITY IDEAS

RSVP  director@oberlin.org

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: KENDAL AT OBERLIN

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 4407746262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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10/12/2017

Back to the Future

Movie Night at the Apollo with the Oberlin Heritage Center - Back to the Future

There's no denying that cinema, from Citizen Kane to Star Wars, has shaped American history and culture. Join OHC at Oberlin's own century-old Apollo Theatre to enjoy a lively (if not always accurate) romp through time with our own showing of the science-fiction, adventure, comedy film Back to the Future. Swirling around the evening will be fun, movie-themed activities including basket raffles, photo ops, and more.

Watch for more details, including how to reserve your tickets, on the Heritage Center website and in future editions of the monthly E-Gazette. Tickets are $10/adult, $7/college students, and $5/ for those 18 and under.

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Apollo Theatre

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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10/19/2017

Medical History of Oberlin

Dr. James Dascomb arrived in Oberlin in 1834 and for two years treated Oberlin residents and students with such remedies as essence of cinnamon, calomel, cough drops, and quinine. Fast forward to 2017, when Mercy Allen Hospital is one of a few remaining rural, critical access hospitals.  Dr. W. Jeanne McKibben has spent decades documenting the medical history of Oberlin through notes, photographs, and rare video interviews.  In this illustrated presentation, she will share portions of her film-video journey through the years, while discussing the growth of Oberlin's medical field, its near collapse in 2000, and its re-emergence as a community healthcare hub with a vision for the future.  The program is an informative prelude to Dr. McKibben’s medical-and-film history exhibit, Lenses, Scopes and Other Views, taking place at the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA) in November.

Program location: Oberlin Public Library

An encore presentation will take place on Tuesday, October 24 at 7:15 PM at Kendal at Oberlin

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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10/24/2017

Medical History of Oberlin

Dr. James Dascomb arrived in Oberlin in 1834 and for two years treated Oberlin residents and students with such remedies as essence of cinnamon, calomel, cough drops, and quinine. Fast forward to 2017, when Mercy Allen Hospital is one of a few remaining rural, critical access hospitals.  Dr. W. Jeanne McKibben has spent decades documenting the medical history of Oberlin through notes, photographs, and rare video interviews.  In this illustrated presentation, she will share portions of her film-video journey through the years, while discussing the growth of Oberlin's medical field, its near collapse in 2000, and its re-emergence as a community healthcare hub with a vision for the future.  The program is an informative prelude to Dr. McKibben’s medical-and-film history exhibit, Lenses, Scopes and Other Views, taking place at the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA) in November.

Program location: Kendal at Oberlin

This presentation will also take place on Thursday, October 19 at 6:00 PM at the Oberlin Public Library

Time: 7:15 PM

Location: Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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10/27/2017

Every Good Story has a Plot

Enjoy a fascinating look at local history this Halloween season through a special tour of Westwood Cemetery. This program introduces new stories, along with some familiar ones, about early Oberlin citizens as told by costumed interpreters of the past.  (If you attended last year’s event, join us again this year to get acquainted with different Oberlinians and their stories!) Tickets for this family-friendly (and non-frightening) one-hour guided stroll are $10 for adults and $5 for children ($8 adults/$4 children for OHC members). This event is recommended for ages 7 and up. 

Reservations are needed in advance. This tour has two offerings and reservations can be made on-line.

Location: Westwood Cemetery.

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Westwood Cemetery

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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10/28/2017

Every Good Story has a Plot

Enjoy a fascinating look at local history this Halloween season through a special tour of Westwood Cemetery. This program introduces new stories, along with some familiar ones, about early Oberlin citizens as told by costumed interpreters of the past.  (If you attended last year’s event, join us again this year to get acquainted with different Oberlinians and their stories!) Tickets for this family-friendly (and non-frightening) one-hour guided stroll are $10 for adults and $5 for children ($8 adults/$4 children for OHC members). This event is recommended for ages 7 and up. 

Reservations are needed in advance. This tour has two offerings and reservations can be made on-line.

Location: Westwood Cemetery.

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Westwood Cemetery

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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11/01/2017

Oberlin Heritage Center Tours

Come visit the Oberlin Heritage Center for a tour offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Be guided through three historic Oberlin buildings serving as beautiful backdrops for stories of the community and college in its first century, from the 1833 founding through the turn of the 20th century. 

Reserve your place online

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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11/07/2017

MERCHANT ROUNDTABLE

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for the Merchant Roundtable.  We will discuss relevant issues and ideas concerning doing business in Oberlin.

Location: Oberlin Cable Co-Op

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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11/09/2017

GOOD MORNING OBERLIN

NETWORK WITH FELLOW BUSINESS OWNERS

GET UPDATES ON PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

 

Bring your ideas, Issues, Things to Share...What do you want others to know and how can OBP help promote the growth and prosperity of the Oberlin commuity.


RSVP to Janet at director@oberlin.org or 440-774-6262

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: OBERLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY - COMMUNITY ROOM

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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11/10/2017

Community Trivia Night

Get a team together – or come on your own – for a family-friendly night of trivia!  So you think you know your Oberlin history, your sports specifics, or your pop culture particulars?  Find out how much you do know (or how much you don’t!) at this fun community event.  Watch the Oberlin Heritage Center’s website and future editions of the OHC's monthly E-Gazette for details, including how to purchase tickets. 

Location: Fellowship Hall of The First Church in Oberlin, U.C.C. 

This event is co-sponsored by Herrick Jewelry and Northwest Savings Bank

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: First Church

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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11/13/2017

The Diaries of Emilie Davis

Emilie Davis was a free black woman who worked as a seamstress in Philadelphia. She had attended the Institute for Colored Youth and kept a diary from 1863 to 1865, the height of the Civil War, recording both everyday moments and significant events that would affect the future of the entire nation. Alexia Hudson-Ward, Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries of Oberlin College, presents this illustrated program about Davis, her diaries, and the impact of her words. Hudson-Ward initiated the digitization collaboration between Penn State University Libraries and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, which holds the diaries.  

For more information and to see the diary entries, visit https://davisdiaries.villanova.edu.  

Location: Kendal at Oberlin, Heiser Auditorium.

This program is sponsored by 1830 Hallauer House Bed & Breakfast 

Time: 7:15 PM

Location: Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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12/01/2017

Oberlin Heritage Center Tours

Come visit the Oberlin Heritage Center for a tour offered every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Be guided through three historic Oberlin buildings serving as beautiful backdrops for stories of the community and college in its first century, from the 1833 founding through the turn of the 20th century. 

Reserve your place online

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

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12/02/2017

With Wide-Eyed Wonder: Toys & Amusements from the Past

Ever wonder what people from the past did for fun and recreation? Visit the Monroe House for a special tour of our December exhibit on toys and amusements from days gone by. Have you ever looked through a stereopticon? Or played quoits? This tour will highlight some of the more entertaining objects from our collection as well as offer hands-on experiences that all ages can enjoy!  Admission is $3 for adults, free for OHC members, children, and college students. Tours are offered on the hour. Reservations are encouraged. 

Location:  Monroe House.

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center

Contact Name: Mary Anne Cunningham

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: members@oberlinheritage.org

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12/05/2017

MERCHANT ROUNDTABLE

Join us on the first Tuesday of each month for the Merchant Roundtable.  We will discuss relevant issues and ideas concerning doing business in Oberlin.

Time: 8:30 a.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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12/14/2017

GOOD MORNING OBERLIN

NETWORK WITH FELLOW BUSINESS OWNERS

GET UPDATES ON PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS

 

Bring your ideas, Issues, Things to Share...What do you want others to know and how can OBP help promote the growth and prosperity of the Oberlin commuity.


RSVP to Janet at director@oberlin.org or 440-774-6262

Time: 8:00 a.m.

Location: OBERLIN PUBLIC LIBRARY - COMMUNITY ROOM

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org