Positively Oberlin

Our MISSION is to promote the sustainable growth and prosperity of the Oberlin Community.

Oberlin Business Partnership Events

 

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3/19/2014

COMMUNITY AND BUSINESS FORUM

Business and Community Forum on Wednesday, March 19th from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Oberlin Public Library Community Room.  City representatives will be present to answer your questions, as will members of the Design Committee that have been working on the downtown streetscape for many months.  Please take this opportunity to participate in an open discussion and to learn more about the research and economic considerations that have thus far gone into the current streetscape and bicycle parking recommendations.

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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4/03/2014

State of the City Luncheon

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SAVE THE DATE!

State of the City Luncheon
Hosted by the Oberlin Business Partnership

PLEASE RSVP BY FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2014

RSVP TO 440-774-6262 or contact@oberlin.org

WHEN:
Thursday, April 3, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Networking:  11:30 a.m. – Noon
Lunch and Program:  Noon – 1 p.m.

WHERE:
The Oberlin Inn

PRESENTERS:
Eric Norenberg, City Manager
Scott Broadwell, City Council President

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
People who live and/or work in Oberlin - Oberlin business and property owners - People who do business in Oberlin - Anyone who has an interest in Oberlin’s present and future

COST:
$20 Advance Tickets*
$25 at the door

Tickets can be purchased online through PayPal, at the OBP office with cash, check or credit card or at the event. Make checks payable to Oberlin Business Partnership.


 

Time: 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Location: The Oberlin Inn

Tickets Available:

 

Advanced Tickets - State of the City Luncheon - 4/3/14 - $20.00

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Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: contact@oberlin.org

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4/03/2014

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: A Panel Discussion

Thursday, April 3rd,  7:00 PM

Oberlin Public Library Community Room

All Are Welcome

League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area Presents

Transportation a Panel Discussion

Panelists:

Ken Prendergast, Executive Director, All Aboard Ohio

Deborah Nebel, Director of Public Policy, LEAP (Linking Employment,

Abilities and Potential)

John Pesuit (retired) Supervisor of Technical Services, Cleveland RTA

William Lind, Director, American Conservative Center for Public

Transportation

 

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library Community Room

Contact Name: Linda Slocum, President LWVOA

Email: lwvoberlin@gmail.com

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4/06/2014

Big Parade FUN-Raiser at The Feve

The Big Parade, the biggest parade in Oberlin, Ohio, invites you to a FUN-raiser this Sunday, April 6th at 8 pm at the Feve in Oberlin.  Join us for music, crafts, entertainment, and big fun!  Entrance is free!  Please e-mail biggest.parade@gmail.com with questions.

 

 

 

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: The Feve

Email: biggest.parade@gmail.com

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4/12/2014

FREE Bike Workshop

Are you a biker or do you want to be one?

Come to thesse two bike workshops to elarn about bike repairing and maintenance, how to ride on bikes safely, as well as health benefits from biking with Tracy Blake and Joe McHugh.

 

Saturday, April 12th at 2 p.m. - Bike Health and Safety

Tuesday, April 15th at 7 p.m. - Bike Maintenance and Repairing

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Swerve Bike Shop - 23 South Main Street

Contact Name: Joe McHugh

Contact Phone #: 440-774-7978

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4/15/2014

The Ballot Issues: Learn and Decide

IMPORTANT BALLOT ISSUES

Learn & Decide

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Oberlin Public Library

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Hear presentations on the two county-wide issues and one Oberlin city issues in the May 6th primary ballot.

Invited Guests will speak about the following ballot issues:

Lorain County Criminal Justice Lab Levy

Lorain County Transit Levy

Oberlin City Income Tax Levy

League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area

 

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library Community Room

Contact Name: Linda Slocum, President LWVOA

Email: lwvoberlin@gmail.com

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4/15/2014

FREE Bike Workshop

Are you a biker or do you want to be one?

Come to this bike workshop to learn about bike maintenance and repairing.

Tuesday, April 15th, 7 p.m., Swerve Bike Shop, 23 South

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Swerve Bike Shop - 23 South Main Street

Contact Name: Joe McHugh

Contact Phone #: 440-774-7978

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4/19/2014

EASTER EGG HUNT

HOP ON DOWN TO DOWNTOWN, BRING YOUR EASTER BASKET, MEET THE EASTER BUNNY, AND FIND LOTS OF EGGS!

Children in three age groups from 0-10 years old enjoy finding filled eggs and taking pictures with the bunny in downtown Oberlin.  They can also enter into a coloring contest by age group to win a family Easter basket full of Obelrin treats.  Pictures will be in Oberlin stores and on the OBP website (see below).  Deadline to turn pictures in is April 17th.  Colored pictures can be turned in at any downtown merchant or at the OBP office at 23 East College Street.

  • 10:45 a.m. - Ages 0 - 3 years old - in the lawn at the New Union Center for Arts; 
  • 11:00 a.m. Ages 4 - 6 years old - in the lawn in front of the Oberlin Inn;
  • 11:15 a.m. Ages 7-10 - in the Southeast corner of Tappan Square.

Coloring contest winners will be contacted before the event and the baskets presented at the egg hunt areas before the egg hunt begins for each age group.

Time: 10:45 A.M. - Ages 0 - 3; 11:00 A.M. - Ages 4--6; 11:15 A.M. - Ages 7-10

Location: Downtown Oberlin

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: contact @oberlin.org

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4/19/2014

BREAKFAST WITH THE EASTER BUNNY

Enjoy breakfast with the Easter Bunny at the Oberliln Inn.  Breakfast is at 9 a.m.  Reservations required.  Call 440-775-1111.

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: 7 North Main Street

Contact Phone #: 440-775-1111

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4/29/2014

EARTH DAY PLUS 7

Earth Day Plus 7

Tuesday, April 29, 5-7 p.m.

Slow Train Cafe, 55 East College St., Oberlin


Food, Drink, Music, Socializing


To Support Zion Community Development's Affordable Green Housing Initiative

Earth Day is Every Day


ZCDC, Building a Better, Greener Oberlin

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Location: Slow Train Cafe

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5/01/2014

Oberlin Wellness Network Meeting

Oberlin Wellness Network Meeting

Time: 8 am

Location: Mercy Allen Hospital Board Room

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5/03/2014

The Big Parade

brings residents of all ages together in an imaginative community arts event featuring music, dancing, costumes, bikes, art cars, floats and whatever else participants can dream up.

Time: Noon to 4:30 pm

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5/03/2014

PLANT a ROW KICKOFF EVENT

Extra produce from your garden can feed familieis in need.  It's easy to help, just plant, harvest and donate!

Come to the kickoff event on May 3rd after the Big Parade and at noon on Tappan Square.

E-mail:  plantarowoberlin@gmail.com

Call: 440-774-6579

Visit:  Oberlin Community Services, 285 South Professor Street, Oberlin  OH  44074

 

Check it our on Facebook: https://'www.facebook.com/plantarowoberlin

Time: Noon

Location: Tappan Square

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6579

Email: plantarowoberlin@gmail.com

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5/03/2014

OBERLIN FARMER'S MARKET

OPENING DAY!  OMLPS ELECTRIC BIKE DEMO.

Fresh locally grown food and specialties...Yummy!

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Phone #: Heather Adelman

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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5/08/2014

Oberlin Heritage Center Tours

Experience beautifully preserved historic sites that tell the powerful stories of the nationally significant community of Oberlin where everyday people have done extraordinary things ever since the college and town were founded in 1833.  Learn about the Underground Railroad and abolition, student life, women’s history, the development of aluminum, decorative arts, and more while visiting two historic houses and a pioneer era, one-room school.  Family friendly!  Allow 1½ hours.

$6 per person; $1 discount for AAA members; free to Oberlin Heritage Center members and any college student with current ID; free to children accompanied by adult. 

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 

Tours begin at the Oberlin Heritage Center’s Monroe House (73½ South Professor Street) with parking in the Heritage Center’s lot located off of 20 West Vine Street (enter by Midas Muffler).

Visit www.oberlinheritagecenter.org or contact Elizabeth Schultz, Museum Education and Tour Coordinator, at tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org or (440) 774-1700.

Time: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center’s Monroe House

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

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5/08/2014

OHC Guided Tours

Experience beautifully preserved historic sites that tell the powerful stories of the nationally significant community of Oberlin where everyday people have done extraordinary things ever since the college and town were founded in 1833.  Learn about the Underground Railroad and abolition, student life, women’s history, the development of aluminum, decorative arts, and more while visiting two historic houses and a pioneer era, one-room school.  Family friendly!  Allow 1½ hours.

Tours begin every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at the Oberlin Heritage Center’s Monroe House (73½ South Professor Street) with parking in the Heritage Center’s lot located off of 20 West Vine Street (enter by Midas Muffler).

$6 per person; $1 discount for AAA members; free to Oberlin Heritage Center members and any college student with current ID; free to children accompanied by adult. 

Visit www.oberlinheritagecenter.org


Time: 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Location: Begin at OHC Monroe House

Contact Name: Elizabeth Schultz, Museum Education and Tour Coordinator

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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5/09/2014

ARTWALK OBERLIN

Find information on the May 2014 ARTWALK at www.facebook.com/artwalkoberlin .

The Downtown Art Walk features galleries, artists, & music all over downtown from 5-8 p.m. on May 9th.

The Obelrin Jaz Ensemble performs on May 8th, 8 p.m. at Finney Chapel.

The Obelrin Orchestra performs on May 9th at 8 p.m. at Finney Chapel.

Allen Art Museum is open Daiily from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 1-5pm.

The Artist as Quiltmaker exhibit is hosted by FAVA and other galleries and begins May 11th.

Time: 5-8 p.m.

Location: Downtown Oberlin

Contact Name: Zach Tesler

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5/10/2014

A Toast to NOYO

A Toast To Noyo

2nd Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser to benefit the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestras

Saturday, May 10th, 5-7 p.m.; Richard D. Baron '64 Gallery, Oberlin Alumni Center, 65 E. College Street, Suite 5

 

Tickets are $25 per person and include Wine & Champagne, Hors D'Oeuvres

Tickets available at www.noyo.org and at the door

LIVE music:  Daniel Nitsch, classical guitar

Gallery show:  artwork of Jean Kondo Weigl

Silent Auction + Skill Share Auction + Raffle Auction

Time: 5 - 7 p.m.

Location: Richard D. Baron '64 Gallery

Email: www.noyo.org

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5/10/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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5/14/2014

Community WELLNESS Screening

You're invited to take part in a community Wellness Screening on Wednesday, May 14th, 8-10a.m. at the Oberlin City Hall front conference rooms.

Your screening will include:

  • A Chemistry Profile including blood glucose, cholesterol, tryglycerides, etc.
  • Blood Pressure
  • Height and Weight
  • BMI Calibration
  • Waist Circumference

Be sure to enjoy the complimentary chair massage.


This is a $200 value and your cost is only $36 (for the screening AND the Follow-Up session on May 21st.

Click here to register for the Community Wellness Screening:   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1tV3ortRv9EM0QY_sZBBRPXFKwm5sM5IpD-9fJckPX4g/viewform

You can also RSVP to spearson@oberlinproject.org.  You can also JOIN the event on the Oberlin Wellness Facebook page - www.facebook.com/oberlinwellnessnetwork.

Time: 8 to 10 a.m.

Location: Oberlin City Hall Front Conference Rooms, 85 South Main Street

Contact Name: Sharon Pearson

Contact Phone #: 440-452-6607

Email: spearson@oberlinproject.org

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5/14/2014

"Speak as Though You Had a Right To"

Speak as Though You Had a Right To" Oberlin & The Question of Womanhood

In 1834 John J. Shipherd pledged Oberlin’s commitment to “the elevation of female character” through education.  Little did he know, there was dynamite in that promise, and women carried the matches.   In this illustrated presentation, Oberlin Heritage Center’s AmeriCorps Member Jen Graham (OC' 2012) explores how Oberlin confronted and defined issues of femininity in the 19th and 20th centuries.  Hear stories of powerful Oberlin women including Lucy Stone, Marianne Parker Dascomb, Adelia Field Johnston, Mary Church Terrell, and Lucy Stanton Day, and learn how they used John J. Shipherd’s promise to shape what it meant to be a woman in Oberlin and in the United States.

Free and open to the public.  Visit www.oberlinheritagecenter.org

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Location: Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium (600 Kendal Drive)

Contact Name: Elizabeth Schultz, Museum Education and Tour Coordinator

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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5/17/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

ALPACAS AT THE MARKET TODAY!

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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5/17/2014

Scholars and Settlers History Walk Docent Training

Learn how to present stories (in the format of a 75-minute walking tour) about Oberlin’s earliest residents and the triumphs, debates and scandals linked to landmarks around Tappan Square. Advance registration requested.

Training is free; docents are asked to commit to leading at least four tours or history walks per year.

 Register online by May 12 at www.oberlinheritagecenter.org or contact Elizabeth Schultz, Museum Education and Tour Coordinator, at tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org or (440) 774-1700.

The Monroe House is located at the back of the Conservatory of Music parking lot.  Enter the Heritage Center’s parking lot at 20 West Vine Street.

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Heritage Center's Monroe House at 73 ½ South Professor Street, Oberlin.

Contact Name: Elizabeth Schultz

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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5/18/2014

ART MUSEUM DAY

ALLEN ART MUSEUM AND FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HOUSE TO OFFER ACTIVITIES ON ART MUSEUM DAY, SUNDAY, MAY 18.

The Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) wil offer two events to mark this year's celebrtion of Art Museum Day, Held by museums across North America, the annual day is organized by the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) and coincides with International Museum Day.

There will be free admission and a craft activity at the AMAM's Weltzheimer-Johnson House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 18, as part of Art Museum Day.  Located at 534 Morgan Street in Oberlin, the Weltzheimer-Johnson House is the first home designed by Wright in Ohio and is one of the few in the state open to the general public.

The AMAM will also offer a special guided tour of its modern and contemporary gallery.  This tour, "Redefining Normal: An Artistic Exploration," asks visitors to consider, "What is normal? Is there a right way to make art, and to view it?"  Oberlin College students Mengchen (Sue) Xu (OC'16) abd Kukt Zunnernab (IC'14) will host an afternoon of art, crafts, and conversation to explore these questions through the lesn of accessibility and neurodiversity.  The event will begin with a guided tour of relevant works fromthe museum's collection, followed bgy the opportunity for participants to create their own works in response (materials will be provided).  This event is sponsored by the AMAM and the college's Office of Disability Services in celebration of International Museum Day.

Time: See description.

Location: See description.

Contact Name: Megan Harding

Contact Phone #: 440-775-9670

Email: www.oberlin.edu/amam

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5/20/2014

"Conversations" About Aging

In anticipation of a 2015 White House Conference on Aging, The Oberlin Public Library is sponsoring a series of "Conversations" about aging.  We would like to hear from all ages, about your aging, your wishes and hopes for the future.

Sign up for ONE of our sessions:  10:30 a.m. - noon; 1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.; OR 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Each session can accommodate a maximum of 20 people.  To sign up, please email oberlinpubliclibrary@yahoo.com and specifry your first and second preferred times.

Refreshments and a small thank you gift will be offered for your participation.  All ages encouraged!!

Time: 10:30, 1:30, or 5:00

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Email: oberlinpubliclibrary@yahoo.com

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5/21/2014

WELLNESS Screening Follow-UP

NOW YOU CAN FIND OUT WHAT YOUR NUMBERS MEAN

On Wednesday, May 21st from 8 to 10 a.m. you can get the results of your Wellness Screening (May 14th); meet with a nurse to review your results and complete an on-line Health Risk Assessment using the results of your screening.

There is NO additional cost for this consultation.

Time: 8 to 10 a.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library Community Room

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: contact@oberlin.org

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5/23/2014

Underground Railroad History Walk

Freedom's Friends Underground Railroad History Walk

Learn about Oberlin’s famous freedom seekers and those known to have helped them make their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.  Offered by the Oberlin Heritage Center, this 75-minute guided walking tour leads visitors through neighborhoods surrounding downtown Oberlin.  Advance reservations required. 

$6 per adult; free to Oberlin Heritage Center members, college students and children (best suited for ages 9 and older).  History walk may be cancelled and fees refunded if it is raining at the start time.

The 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).

Online registration at www.oberlinheritagecenter.org or call (440) 774-1700 for more information.

Time: 5/23 at 3 p.m.; 5-24 at 3 p.m.; 5-25 at 3 p.m. and 5-26 at 1 p.m.

Location: Front steps of First Church, U.C.C.

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

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5/23/2014

Oberlin Women's History Walk

In 1834 John J. Shipherd pledged Oberlin’s commitment to “the elevation of female character” through education. Little did he know, there was dynamite in that promise, and women carried the matches. This walking tour of local landmarks explores how Oberlin confronted and defined issues of femininity in the 19th and 20th centuries. Hear stories of how women including Lucy Stone, Antoinette Brown Blackwell, Anna Julia Cooper, and Lucy Stanton Day made good on Shipherd’s promise and shaped what it meant to be a woman in Oberlin and beyond.  Offered by the Oberlin Heritage Center, this guided walking tour in and around downtown Oberlin lasts approximately 75 minutes.  Advance reservations required.

$6 per adult; free to Oberlin Heritage Center members, college students and children (best suited for ages 9 and older).  History walk may be cancelled and fees refunded if it is raining at the start time.

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

Online registration at www.oberlinheritagecenter.org or call (440) 774-1700 for more information.


Time: 5-23 at 5 p.m. and 5-24 at 11 a.m.

Location: Begins at Tappan Square

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

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5/24/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

ALPACAS AT THE MARKET TODAY!

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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5/24/2014

Scholars & Settlers History Walk

Hear stories of Oberlin’s earliest residents and the triumphs, debates, and scandals linked to the landmarks around Tappan Square.  Offered by the Oberlin Heritage Center, the guided tour lasts approximately 60 minutes.  Advance reservations required.

Cost: $6 per adult; free to Oberlin Heritage Center members, college students and children (best suited for ages 9 and older).  History walk may be cancelled and fees refunded if it is raining at the start time.

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

Online registration at www.oberlinheritagecenter.org or call (440) 774-1700 for more information.

Time: 5-24 at 5 p.m. and 5-25 at 11 a.m.

Location: Tappan Square

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

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5/31/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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5/31/2014

Community Salute to Pat Holsworth

The Oberlin Heritage Center, the Friends of the Oberlin Public Library, and Oberlin Community Services co-host this community reception honoring Pat Holsworth as the 2014 recipient of Oberlin College’s Award for Distinguished Service to the Community, which will be presented during commencement exercises on May 26.  Pat is an Honorary Trustee, former Board President and retired Financial Assistant/Librarian at the Oberlin Heritage Center.  She retired as Director of the Oberlin Public Library in 1996.  She currently serves as a board member of Oberlin Community Services.

Free and open to the public.

 For more information, contact members@oberlinheritage.org or call (440) 774-1700.

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

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

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5/31/2014

MegaMusicalMashup

The 2nd Annual MegaMusicalMashup is Saturday, May 31 from 2 - 5 p.m. on Tappan Square.

SIGN, DANCE,JOIN IN THE FUN!

FREE POPCORN.

See details at www.facebook.com/oberlinbusinesspartnership

Time: 2 - 5 p.m.

Location: Tappan Square

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6/01/2014

Scholars and Settlers History Walk

Hear stories of Oberlin’s earliest residents and the triumphs, debates, and scandals linked to the landmarks around Tappan Square.  Offered by the Oberlin Heritage Center, the guided tour lasts approximately 60 minutes.  Advance reservations required.

$6 per adult; free to Oberlin Heritage Center members, college students and children (best suited for ages 9 and older).  History walk may be cancelled and fees refunded if it is raining at the start time.

The tour begins at the corner of Main Street (Route 58) and College Street, at the flagpoles in Tappan Square.  On June 1, 8, 15 and 29.

Online registration at www.oberlinheritagecenter.org or call (440) 774-1700 for more information.

Time: Sundays at 1 p.m.

Location: Begins at Tappan Square

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

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6/03/2014

Repealing the Fugitive Slave Law

In observance of the 150th anniversary of the repeal of the notorious Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, Oberlin Heritage Center docent and blogger Ron Gorman looks at the fervent crusade by Ohio Republicans to overturn the law.  Galvanized by the Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of 1858, impassioned locals initially were at odds with Illinois Republican Abraham Lincoln.  Gorman focuses on local political leader James Monroe, an Ohio state legislator, whose radical and controversial "personal liberty law" was accused by critics of stirring up an armed confrontation between the federal government and local law enforcement. 

Free and open to the public.


Time: 7:15 p.m.

Location: Kendal at Oberlins Heiser Auditorium (600 Kendal Drive)

Contact Name: Elizabeth Schultz, Museum Education and Tour Coordinator

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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6/04/2014

History Hikes & Happy Hour

Offered by the Oberlin Heritage Center, this four-part series of  90-minute guided walking tours explore a different theme in Oberlin's history each week.  You'll enjoy learning about the history and architecture around Tappan Square, Oberlin and the Underground Railroad, Women's Rights and the fight to secure them, and Radicals and Reformers at Westwood Cemetery.  Afterward, if you wish, relax and continue the discussion at a local watering hole.   Reservations required. 

$25 for the four-week series; $20 for OHC members.  Cost of refreshments not included.

Tour start locations will vary each week; all take place in and around downtown Oberlin on June 4, 11, 18, and 25.

Online registration at www.oberlinheritagecenter.org

Time: Wednesdays at 3:30 p.m.

Contact Name: Elizabeth Schultz, Museum Education and Tour Coordinator

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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6/05/2014

Kendal Outreach Luncheon

HEALTHY SUMMER – Exercises and Herbs

A Kendal Northern Ohio Outreach Luncheon

Step into a healthy summer 2014 by attending a complimentary luncheon program sponsored by Kendal Northern Ohio on Thursday, June 5th.  This tasty and informative event is a Kendal Outreach initiative offered as a service to all preregistered older adults in Lorain County.  Backyard garden herbs will be featured in the salads, sandwiches and beverages. Balance screenings will be offered by Therapy Director, Kris Koepp, Hydration tips reviewed by RN, Patty Holcomb and Wellness Coordinator, Jill Connone, will present an introduction to the benefits of Tai Chi, Yoga and Dance Aerobics.

Russia Township Hall, 46268 Butternut Ridge Rd., Oberlin, Ohio is the site for this special program.  Doors will open at 11am for the program beginning at 11:30 and ending at 1pm. For those interested, representatives for Kendal Assisted Living and Senior Independence will be available to offer information on direct admissions to Kendal and home health services.

Registrations for the luncheon may be made by calling Georgia Filczer, Senior Independence marketing representative, at (440) 935-8117.

Time: 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Russia Township Hall

Contact Name: Georgia Filczer

Contact Phone #: 440-935-8117

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6/07/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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6/07/2014

Freedom's Friends History Walk

Learn about Oberlin’s famous freedom seekers and those known to have helped them make their way to freedom on the Underground Railroad.  Offered by the Oberlin Heritage Center, this 75-minute guided walking tour leads visitors through neighborhoods surrounding downtown Oberlin.  Advance reservations required. 

$6 per adult; free to Oberlin Heritage Center members, college students and children (best suited for ages 9 and older).  History walk may be cancelled and fees refunded if it is raining at the start time.

The 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) at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Online registration at www.oberlinheritagecenter.org

Time: Saturdays at 11 a.m.

Location: Begins at First Church, U.C.C.

Contact Name: Elizabeth Schultz, Museum Education and Tour Coordinator

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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6/07/2014

I Spy: Scavenger Hunt

I Spy Oberlin:  History & Architecture Scavenger Hunt

Designed for children ages 5-11 with an adult companion.  Families are guided through historic Oberlin keeping their eyes peeled for historic markers, decorative details, and Oberlin oddities.  Offered by the Oberlin Heritage Center, this engaging family activity lasts about 60 minutes.  Reservations requested.  The hunt takes place rain or shine (we “spy” indoors in the event of rain).

$3 per child; adults accompanying children are free. 

The “hunt” begins at the Monroe House (73½ South Professor Street, at the back of the Conservatory of Music parking lot) on the first Saturday in June, July, August and September.

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: Begins at Monroe House

Contact Name: Elizabeth Schultz, Museum Education and Tour Coordinator

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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6/08/2014

Tribute to Oberlin's 1st Cemetary

Join us for any or all of the commemorative programs.  Enjoy ice cream and lemonade, hear the stories of some of those buried in Westwood, remember someone by leaving a visitation stone at their gravesite or float a paper boat in the cemetery pond.  Transportation will be provided from the street to program sites for the mobility impaired.

2 p.m. - The Old Burial Ground:  A Tribute to Oberlin's First Cemetery, Morgan & College Streets

3 p.m. - Westwood Cemetery - Soldiers Tribute at Soldiers Rest

             Richard M. Lawso Bench Dedication by Oberlin African-American Genealogy & History Group

4 p.m. - Westwood Cemetery Rededication Service by Oberlin Clergy

 

www.juneteenthoberlin.org

Time: 2 - 4:30 pm

Location: Various

Email: www.juneteenthoberlin.com

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6/11/2014

Genealogy Guidance

Francis Stuart is available with tips and tricks for filling out your family tree in the Ohio Room!

Time: 2:00-4:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Che S. Gonzalez

Contact Phone #: 440-775-4790

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6/12/2014

Genealogy Guidance

Francis Stuart is available to with tips and tricks for filling out your family tree in the Ohio Room!

Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Che S. Gonzalez

Contact Phone #: 440-775-4790

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6/14/2014

Juneteenth

June 14th  10 a.m. - 6 p.m.    Tappan Square

Juneteenth symbolizes the end of slavery and the beginning of freedom and features Presentations, tours, picnics, a festival on Tappan Square on Saturday, and church services on Sunday.

Parade, motorcycle show, music, food, vendors, contests, prizes, bicycle giveaways, historical tours, demonstrations, reenactors, & more!

Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Location: Tappan Square

Email: www.juneteenthoberlin.com

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6/14/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

ALPACAS AT THE MARKET TODAY!

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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6/16/2014

Minecraft Camp

This is a student led- collaborative camp for the computer game.  Participants will formulate goals and objectives for their house, delegate tasks and overcome challeneges of the game.

June 16-20, 3:00-4:30 PM, Grades 5th-8th

Please register all participants for camps by calling 440-774-3820.  Space is limited.  Snacks will be provided.  Grade level is for students rising into the listed grade.  Following each camp The Backspace will host drop-in hours 4:30-6:00 PM.

www.oberlinlibrary-thebridge.org

Contact Phone #: 440-774-3820

Email: thebridge@oberlin.net

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6/18/2014

Genealogy Guidance

Francis Stuart is available with tips and tricks for filling out your family tree in the Ohio Room!

Time: 2:00-4:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Che S. Gonzalez

Contact Phone #: 440-775-4790

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6/19/2014

BIZ BASH

Oberlin Business Partnership presents:  Biz Bash....a business After Hours Networking Event

Thursday, June 19th from 5 to 7 p.m. at The Feve.

5 - 5:30 p.m. Networking

5:30 - 5:45 p.m. Presentation by POWER and The Feve on "How Small Businesses Can Save Energy AND Money"

5:45 - 7:00 p.m.  Social Networking.

 

Cash Bar - Tater Tot Bar - Menus Available

Time: 5 - 7 p.m.

Location: The Feve

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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6/19/2014

Genealogy Guidance

Francis Stuart is available with tips and tricks for filling out your family tree in the Ohio Room!

Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Che S. Gonzalez

Contact Phone #: 440-775-4790

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6/21/2014

Chalk Walk

Chalk walk is a festive colorful event that celebrates the traditions of sidewalk Painting that began in the 16th century Italy. Master artists, local artists, children and adults use Oberlin Sidewalks as ‘canvases’ to make their own sidewalk creations.

 Registration is on the day of the event only.  Registration tables are located in front of: Ben Franklin, New Union Center for the Arts (FAVA), Hall Auditorium, Lorain National Bank, and just south of the Oberlin Post Office.

The Oberlin Chalk Walk is a festive colorful event that celebrates the tradition of sidewalk painting that began in 16th century Italy.  Master professional artists and several local artists create works of art on pavement all over town.  Sidewalks from the Allen Art Museum to the Public Library and from the college bookstore to the Oberlin Inn will be available for children and adults to use as “canvases” to make their own sidewalk creations.   All skill levels are welcome. High quality pastels are provided to all participants.

Oberlin is a city for the arts.  This is our calling.  This is our strength.  Please come and visit us, whether to just walk around and enjoyed the scene or get down on your knees and create your own work of art.  We think you will like the “vibe.”

www.oberlinchalkwalk.com

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Downtown Oberlin

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: contact@oberlin.org

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6/21/2014

Kevin Jones & The Scrooges

What could be better to end a day full of fun and artistry!  Stay around after Chalk Walk, grab some dinner at one of our great restaurants and walk on over to Tappan Square's Clark Bandstand to enjoy Kevin Jones & The Scrooges perform rock and roll favorites to help you dance away the night.  Sing along and step to the music!

Time: 6 to 8 pm

Location: Tappan Square Clark Bandstand

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: contact@oberlin.org

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6/21/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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6/23/2014

Middle Earth Camp

Do you love Tolkien's Lord of the Rings or The Hobbit?  Our first ever all day camp in collaboration with Oberlin Heritage Center, Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA) and Oberlin Public Library.  Students will learn about the culture and history of Middle Earth and create a short film from a scene in a Tolkien book.

June 23-27, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM, Grades 7th-9th

Please register all participants for camps by calling 440-774-3820.  Space is limited.  Snacks will be provided.  Grade level is for students rising into the listed grade.  Following each camp The Backspace will host drop-in hours 4:30-6:00 PM.

www.oberlinlibrary-thebridge.org

Contact Phone #: 440-774-3820

Email: thebridge@oberlin.net

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6/25/2014

Genealogy Guidance

Francis Stuart is available with tips and tricks for filling out your family tree in the Ohio Room!

Time: 2:00-4:00 PM

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Che S. Gonzalez

Contact Phone #: 440-775-4790

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6/25/2014

Bring Family Promise to Oberlin

BRING FAMILY PROMISE TO OBERLIN INFORMATION NIGHT!

Family Promise may soon have the opportunity to purchase the Sacred Heart Rectory on West Lorain St.  Learn how Family Promise is helping homeless families throughout Lorain County and why they want to move their Day Center to Oberlin.

 

www.familypromiselorainco.org

Time: 7:00-8:00 PM

Location: First Church in Oberlin, 106 North Main St.

Contact Phone #: 440-284-0494

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6/26/2014

State of the Schools Luncheon

Buy Tickets

Detail to follow.

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Inn

Tickets Available:

 

State of the Schools Luncheon - $20

Qty:

 

 

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: contact@oberlin.org

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6/26/2014

Genealogy Guidance

Francis Stuart is available with tips and tricks for filling out your family tree in the Ohio Room!

Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

Location: Oberlin Public Library

Contact Name: Che S. Gonzalez

Contact Phone #: 440-775-4790

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6/27/2014

"Jersey" a Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band

 “Jersey” is a Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band.  Visit www.jerseytribute.com to get to know their music before the concert.

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets, get some take out from one of our many restaurants and enjoy the night and the music.

Time: 7 to 9 pm

Location: Tappan Square Clark Bandstand

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: contact@oberlin.org

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6/27/2014

Oberlin Summer Theater Festival

Join the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival for its sixth season! 

All performances are absolutely FREE to the public and geared toward the entire family, including school-aged children - ages 6 to 96!  To accommodate families with younger members, evening performances begin at 7 PM.  There are also 2 PM matinees on most Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, giving out-of-town patrons the opportunity to see two shows in the same day.  To reserve tickets, please call 440-775-8169 or email ostf@oberlin.edu .  For more information and a full calendar, visit us at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com .

Time: 7:00 PM

Contact Phone #: 440-775-8169

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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6/28/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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6/30/2014

Origami Camp

Jame Peake of FAVA will lead our Origami camp as we discover this art form, learning how to fold and create new models.  We will receive instruction, explore new models through Apps and the internet while working one-on-one and in teams.

June 30-July 3, 1:00-4:30 PM, Grades 6th-8th

Please register all participants for camps by calling 440-774-3820.  Space is limited.  Snacks will be provided.  Grade level is for students rising into the listed grade.  Following each camp The Backspace will host drop-in hours 4:30-6:00 PM.

www.oberlinlibrary-thebridge.org 

Contact Phone #: 440-774-3820

Email: thebridge@oberlin.net

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7/01/2014

Oberlin Baseball Memories

Heritage Center Presents Oberlin Baseball Memories

Tuesday, July 1 is a great night for baseball!  Join lifelong Oberlinians Sid Comings and Marianne Cochrane as the present baseball stories aplenty from both sides of home plate - from the action on the field to the views from the sidelines.  This fun and relaxed presentation, hosted by the Oberlin Heritage Center, take place at Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium (600 Kendal Drive) and begins at 7:15 PM.  The event is free and open to the public.

For baseball enthusiast Sid Comings, summer meant hitting fungos, repairing broken bats, fetching foul balls for umpires at the big kids' games, memorizing baseball statistics gleaned from Sporting News, and meeting legendary baseball promoter and franchise owner, Bill Veeck.  Sid quotes Pulitzer-Prize winning American columnist and author (and baseball fan) George F. Will: "My ardor for baseball was inversely proportional to my ability."

Marianne Cochrane, on the other hand, was a local legend and began playing women's fast-pitch softball with an adult team when she was in the 7th grade.  She was known for playing fine defensive ball with a batting average in the .300s.  Traveling all over Ohio and beyond, she helped her team make it to the state championship in 1952 where the 15-year-old Cochrane batted over .400 and collected four hits and scored two runs.

Sid Comings is a graduate of Oberlin College (OC '69).  He ran the music department in the Co-op Bookstore for 10 years and also served as an adjunct professor of writing at Lorain County Community College for over 25 years.  He has written numerous articles on various topics  - including baseball - that have appeared in many different publications.

Marianne Cochrane is an Oberlin business woman and a dedicated community volunteer.  She graduated from Grinnell College and was the owner/manager of the Ben Franklin Store in Oberlin for more than 40 years prior to retirement.  She is an Honorary Trustee of the Oberlin Heritage Center, having served on the organization's Board for 22 years, including 8 years as President.  Through the years, Cochrane also was active with the Oberlin Chamber of Commerce and various City of Oberlin commissions.

For more information about this Oberlin Heritage Center program, or other upcoming tours, summer camps or community events, visit www.oberlinheritagecenter.org, or call (440)774-1700 or email members@oberlinheritage.org

Time: 7:15 PM

Location: Kendal at Oberlin's Heiser Auditorium

Contact Name: Patricia Murphy

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: patm@oberlinheritage.org

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7/03/2014

3RD OF JULY FIREWORKS

Come on out to the Hamilton Fields and join in the fun.  Fireworks and oohs and aahs!

Time: 9 pm

Location: Hamilton Fields

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7/05/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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7/05/2014

Oberlin Summer Theater Festival

Join the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival for its sixth season!

All performances are abosolutely FREE to the public and geared toward the entire family, including school-age children -ages 6 to 96!  To accommodate families with younger members, evening performances begin at 7 PM.  There are also 2 PM matinees on most Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, giving out-of-town patrons the opportunity to see two shows in the same day.  To reserve tickets, please call 440-775-8169 or email ostf@oberlin.edu .  For more information and a full calendar, visit us at wwww.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com .

Time: 7:00 PM

Contact Phone #: 440-775-8169

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/07/2014

Movie-Making Camp

Making movies is even more fun than watching them!  Learn more about the craft from both ends of the camera; use digital cameras and creative editing to make your own movie to share with friends and family. 

July 7-11, 3:00-4:30 PM, Grades 5th-8th

Please register all participants for camps by calling 440-774-3820.  Space is limited.  Snacks will be provided.  Grade level is for students rising into the listed grade.  Following each camp The Backspace will host drop-in hours 4:30-6:00 PM.

www.oberlinlibrary-thebridge.org

Contact Phone #: 440-774-3820

Email: thebridge@oberlin.net

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7/11/2014

Dan Zola Orchestra

The Dan Zola Orchestra is a 19 piece big band steeped in the tradition of the famous swing and dance bnads.  Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Les Brown, Harry James, Ellington and Sinatra are just a sampling of the many authentic sounds that are featured by the Dan Zola Orchestra.  Check them out at www.zolabigband.com.

Time: 7 to 9 pm

Location: Tappan Square Clark Bandstand

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: contact@oberlin.org

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7/11/2014

Oberlin Summer Theater Festival

Join the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival for its sixth season!

All performances are absolutely FREE to the public and geared toward the entire family, including school-aged children -ages 6 to 96!  To accommodate families with younger members, evening performances begin at 7 PM.  There are also 2 PM matinees on most Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, giving out-of-town patrons the opportunity to see two shows in the same day.  To reserve tickets, please call 440-775-8169  or email ostf@oberlin.edu .  For more information and a full calendar, visit us at www.oberlinsummertheaterfestival.com .

Time: 7:00 PM

Contact Phone #: 440-775-8169

Email: ostf@oberlin.edu

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7/12/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

ALPACAS AT THE MARKET TODAY!

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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7/14/2014

Design with Google SketchUp Camp

Come, learn the program used by design professionals to easily generate models of 3-Dimensional objects, from architecture to games, toys, spaceships, and cars.

July 14-18, 3:00-4:30 PM, Grades 5th-8th

Please Register all participants for camps by calling 440-774-3820.  Space is limited.  Snacks will be provided.  Grade level is for students rising into the listed grade.  Following each camps The Backspace will host drop-in hours 4:30-6:00 PM.

www.oberlinlibrary-thebridge.org

Contact Phone #: 440-774-3820

Email: thebridge@oberlin.net

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7/18/2014

Hillbilly Idol

You are in for a real treat with the Hillbilly Idol band! Classic sounds of country, swing, rock & roll, and bluegrass will fill Tappan Square.  Go to www.hillbillyidol.com to get a sneak preview of the great time you will have listening to their music.

Time: 7 to 9 pm

Location: Tappan Square Clark Bandstand

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: contact@gmail.com

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7/19/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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7/21/2014

Summer Reading Camp

Bridge staff will choose one summer reading book from Langston Middle School's 6th grade summer reading list to focus on throughout the week.  Programming will include theater, crafts and technology.  The camp will culminate with a student designed movie trailer using Microsoft Power Point.

July 21-25, 3:00-4:30 PM, Grade 6th

Please register all participants for camps by calling 440-774-3820.  Space is limited.  Snacks will be provided.  Grade level is for students rising into the listed grade.  Following each camp The Backspace will host drop-in hours 4:30-6:00 PM.

www.oberlinlibrary-thebridge.org

Contact Phone #: 440-774-3820

Email: thebridge@oberlin.net

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7/25/2014

That 80's Band

That 80’s Band is back by popular demand!  You won't be able to stay in your seats or on your blankets when this band gets going, so bring your dancing partners. 

The band covers artists including the Eurhythmics, Wang Chung, Tears for Fears, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Prince and Def Leppard, and that's just a taste!

Get in the groove at www.ilovethat80sband.com.

Time: 7 to 9 pm

Location: Tappan Square Clark Bandstand

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: contact@oberlin.org

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7/26/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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7/28/2014

OHC Summer Camp for Kids

Camps are designed to stimulate children’s creativity and allow them to experience history, architecture, art, crafts, games, and the tastes and sounds of diverse cultures.  For boys and girls ages 8-13.

Oberlin Expedition (July 28-August 1).  Each day we’ll visit different museums, businesses, landmarks, and institutions in Oberlin to see what goes on behind the scenes and see the people and machines, that make the town run.

$110 per week; $100 for children and grandchildren of OHC members.

Register online at www.oberlinheritagecenter.org

Location: Oberlin Depot (240 S. Main St.

Contact Name: Elizabeth Schultz, Museum Education and Tour Coordinator

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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7/28/2014

Summer Reading Camp

Bridge staff will choose one summer reading book from Langston Middle School's 6th grade summer reading list to focus on throughout the week.  Programming will include theater, crafts and technology.  The camp will culminate with a student designed movie trailer using Microsoft Power Point.

July 28-August 1, 3:00-4:30 PM, Grade 7th

Please register all participants for camps by calling 440-774-3820.  Space is limited.  Snacks will be provided.  Grade level is for students rising into the listed grade.  Following each camp The Backspace will host drop-in hours 4:30-6:00 PM.

www.oberlinlibrary-thebridge.org

Contact Phone #: 440-774-3820

Email: thebridge@oberlin.net

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8/02/2014

Classic Car Show

Classic Car Show.

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Downtown Oberlin

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8/02/2014

Family Fun Fair and Merchant Sidewalk Sales

Family Fun Fair and Merchant Sidewalk Sales all over downtown Oberlin.  Dunk Tank, bouncy house, bungee run, balloon twister, Peppy the Clown, yummy food, magic, photo booth, over 100 classic cars, farmers market, blood drive....you name it,we have it.  

Bring the family and have a fun-filled summer day!

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Location: Downtown Oberlin

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8/02/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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8/04/2014

OHC Summer Camp for Kids

Camps are designed to stimulate children’s creativity and allow them to experience history, architecture, art, crafts, games, and the tastes and sounds of diverse cultures.  For boys and girls ages 8-13.  World Cultures (August 4-8).  Join us for an exploration of people around the world, including their music, dance, food, and history.

$110 per week; $100 for children and grandchildren of OHC members. 

Register online at www.oberlinheritagecenter.org

Location: Oberln Depot (240 S. Main St.

Contact Name: Elizabeth Schultz, Museum Education and Tour Coordinator

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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8/04/2014

My First Computer Camp 1

Designed for our youngest users, this week-long camp introduces kids to internet safety and the basics of using a computer.  Participants also increase their comfort level with computers by playing educational games.

August 4-8, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, Grades K-2nd, Applications for My First Computer Camp will be available July 1.

Please register all participants for camps by calling 440-774-3820.  Space is limited.  Snacks will be provided.  Grade level is for students rising into the listed grade.  Following each camp The Backsapce will host drop-in hours 4:30-6:00 PM. 

www.oberlinlibrary-thebridge.org

Contact Phone #: 440-774-3820

Email: thebridge@oberlin.net

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8/08/2014

The Womack Family Band

The Womack Family Band is back by popular demand.  This local band has national recognition for their pure sound.

The Womack's combine the vibe of the 60's, 70's with the roots of American folk, blues, jazz, country, and rock music.  Check them out at www.womackband.com

Time: 7 to 9 pm

Location: Tappan Square Clark Bandstand

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: contact@oberlin.org

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8/09/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

ALPACAS AT THE MARKET TODAY!

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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8/11/2014

OHC Summer Camp for Kids

Architecture (August 11-15).  Learn the basics of buildings and explore local architecture.  Use your creativity to draw, construct and engineer. 

$110 per week; $100 for children and grandchildren of OHC members. 

Register online at www.oberlinheritagecenter.org

Location: Oberlin Depot (240 S. Main St.

Contact Name: Elizabeth Schultz, Museum Education and Tour Coordinator

Contact Phone #: 440-774-1700

Email: tourinfo@oberlinheritage.org

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8/11/2014

My First Computer Camp 2

Designed for our youngest users, this week-long camp introduces kids to internet safety and the basics of using a computer.  Participants also increase their comfort level with computers by playing educational games.

August 11-15, 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM, Grades 3rd-5th, Applications for My First Computer Camp will be available July 1.

Please register all participants for camps by calling 440-774-3820.  Space is limited.  Snacks will be provided.  Grade level is for students rising into the listed grade.  Following each camp The Backspace will host drop-in hours 4:30-6:00 PM.

www.oberlinlibrary-thebridge.org

Contact Phone #: 440-774-3820

Email: thebridge@oberlin.net

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8/13/2014

GOOD MORNING DOWNTOWN

GOOD MORNING DOWNTOWN

Dear Downtown Oberlin Businesses,

The Oberlin Business Partnership Board of Trustees wants your input to help us plan services and programs and to advocate for your interests.  Please join us at the Oberlin Inn on August 13th at 8:00 a.m. to share your thoughts and suggestions on the following:

  •  Food Trucks
  • City of Oberlin & Downtown Business Relationship

  • A Shop Oberlin Program

  • Downtown Events – (Family Fun Fair, Chalk Walk, Art Walk, Etc.)

  • Your Topic – Let us know what is on your mind

We will provide a continental breakfast, coffee, tea, juice.

Help us serve you by letting us know your suggestions and giving us feedback.

Please RSVP to Janet at 774-6262 or by replying to this e-mail.

If you can’t come, but want to share your comments, please send them to the OBP office – director@oberlin.org

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Oberlin Inn

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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8/15/2014

Cats on Holiday

"Swamp Pop" Roots/Rock/Zydeco.  Cats on Holiday plays its own special blend of Texas and Louisiana inspired Rock and Blues with a dash of Zydeco.  High-energy, can't sit still Mardi Gras party.  www.catsonholiday.com.

Time: 7 to 9 pm

Location: Tappan Square Clark Bandstand

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: contact@oberlin.org

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8/16/2014

OBERLIN FARMERS MARKET

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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8/21/2014

BizBash - After Hours

Join us on August 21st from 5 to 7 p.m. on the back patio of the Oberlin Inn for our After Hours networking event - BizBash.  This month's event will feature Oberlin businesses that provide health and wellness services and options.  We will have healthy treats as well as a cash bar.  Maybe even a surprise performance!

Time: 5 - 7 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Inn Back Patio

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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8/22/2014

Soul PropRioters

Come to Tappan Square for the final Summer Concert of 2014. Enjoy the home town original folk rock and blues band playing original music with funk, blues, folk, and pop rock roots.

Time: 7 to 9 pm

Location: Tappan Square Clark Bandstand

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: contact@gmail.com

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8/23/2014

OBERLIN FARMERS MARKET

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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8/30/2014

OBERLIN FARMERS MARKET

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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8/30/2014

CITY WIDE GARAGE SALE

The annual city-wide garage sale is scheduled for Saturday, August 30th.  Please call the Oberlin News Tribune to register for the sale.  Their contact information is 42 South Main St., Oberlin, OH, 44074 • Phone: 440-775-1611 .

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

Location: All over Oberlin

Contact Phone #: 440-775-1611

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9/04/2014

BizBash -After Hours at the Museum

I don't think we will run into the same sort of fun that Ben Stiller had in at New York City's American Museum of Natural History, but we will certainly enjoy the company of colleagues and friends at our very own Allen Memorial Art Museum.  We will be able to explore the new Latin American art exhibition, enjoy delicious food and wine, and be entertained by Latin American music.

Time: 5 to 7 p.m.

Location: Allen Memorial Art Museum

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@oberlin.org

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9/06/2014

OBERLIN FARMERS MARKET

ALPACAS HERE TODAY!

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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9/13/2014

OBERLIN FARMERS MARKET

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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9/20/2014

Doggie Doo and Pooch Parade

Doggie Doo and Pooch Parade

Oberlin to once again host a "Dog-Gone" Great Day!

September 20 - 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

  • Demonstrations and entertainment.
  • Vendors will provide everything imaginable for a pampered pet.
  • The Pooch Parade begins at 3:30 p.m. on North Professor Street.
  • Canine Capers begin at noon:

 

             * 12:00 Doggie Idol (Best Singing Dog)

 

          * 12:30 Fur Family Fashion Contest (Dogs & Humans in Costume)

 

          *  1:00 Dance Your Tail Off (Best Dancing Dog)

 

          *  1:30 Best Bunch (Dog Costume Contest for 2 or more dogs)

 

          *  2:00 Oberlin's Got Talent (Best Trick)

 

          *  2:30 Coolest Canine (Dog Costume Contest for 1 Dog)

 

 

 

For mor information visit 222.oberlin.org/doggiedoo, call Oberlin Business Partnership 440-774-6262 or contact anyone listed under Contacts on the Doggie Doo website.

Time: 11 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: Tappan Square

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9/20/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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9/25/2014

GOOD MORNING OBERLIN

Come help the Oberlin Business Partnership plan for and orchestrate Shop Oberlin for the Holidays.  Hear plans for holiday promotions and what you can do to support making Obelrin an awesome holiday destination!

Time: 8 a.m.

Location: Dining Room at Obelrin Inn

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: Director@oberlin.org

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9/27/2014

Community and Culture Festival

Community and Culture Festival

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

 

Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

Location: Tappan Square

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9/27/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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9/28/2014

MUSIC AT THE MEETING HOUSE

A CONCERT SERIES CELEBRATING MUSIC IN THE OBERLIN COMMUNITY, featuring the newly rebuilt 1911 Steinway piano in the Meeting House of First Church.

Inagural concert - September 28, 2014 at 4 pm

Presented by OBERILN CONSERVATORY FACULTY

Sigrun Heinzelmann, Tim Lefebvre, James Howsmon, Alexa Still, Thomas Bandy, Peter Dominquez, and Dan Wall

 

ALL CONCERTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

FIRST CHURCH IN OBERLIN - 106 MAIN STREET

www.facebook.com/MusicMeetingHouse

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: First Church in Oberlin

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10/04/2014

OBERLIN FARMERS MARKET

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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10/04/2014

12th ANNUAL GREEN ENERGY TOUR

Join us on saturday, October 4th, 9 am to 4 pm for a FREE guided tour which showcases innovative uses of solar, energy efficiency, and other green energy technologies.  Greg Jones, POWER Energy Advocate is tour guide. 

To RSVP or for more information contact Sharon Pearson at spearson@oberlinproject.org or 440-775-6473.

Schedule:

9 - 10 am: Adam Joseph Lewis Center, 122 Elm Street (Influenced the green building movement.)

10 - 11 am:  Oberlin Fire Station (LEED Gold Certified Building)

10 am - 1 pm:  Thompson Home, 216 Hollywood Street (Solar, rain harvesting, hybrid vehicle.)

1:30 - 2:30 pm:  Mavrich Passive Solar Home, 625 Spruce Street

10 am - 4 pm:  Trail Magic (McDaniels home), 493 East College Street

 

Also, Sunday, October 5, 2014, 1 to 5 pm:  Weitzheimer/Johnson House by Frank Lloyd Wright - $5 admission.

Time: All Day

Location: All over Oberlin

Contact Name: Sharon Pearson

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6473

Email: spearson@oberlinproject.org

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10/10/2014

SCARECROW FEST

Scarecrow Fest     Contest - Food Drive - Benefit Auction

October 10-12, 2014  Rain or Shine

Open to individuals and families of any description! Make your own team - moms, dads, kids, grandmas and grandkids, in-laws, church sewing circles, cub scout packs, next door neighbors, office mates, you name it!

Enter - Open to All

Create a famiily friendly Scarecrow of your own design and enter our contest.  You may win a garden center gift certificate and the bragging rights for you and your scarecrow.  A three item food donation for Oberlin Community Services food pantry is your registration fee.  Registration forms and scarecrow building tips are available at East Oberlin Nursery.  Winners will be decided by popular community vote.

 

VOTE - It's a Food Drive

Whether you made a scarecrow or not, visit the garden center from 4 p.m., Friday, October 10th through 4 p.m., Suncay, October 12th.  Bring a food item for donation to the Oberlin Community Services food pantry to exchange for a ballot (one ballot per person, per visit).  Stroll through the nursery grounds to view the creations in garden settings, enjoy the music and vote for your favorites.

 

BID - Take one home

Many of the scarecrow creations will be offered for sale in a silent auction.  Bidding starts as low as $5.  Fill out a bid slip and drop it off any time throughout the Scarecrow Fest weekend.  Funds from the auction will be distributed to the local non-profit charity of the creators' choice.

 

DONATE - Scarecrows need stuff

Recycle! Reuse! Repurpose! No self respecting scarecrow would be dressed in new clothes.  Bring in your work out work clothes and funky old items to supply our scarecrow workshop. (Kids' clothing is helpful.)

 

East Oberlin Nursery - 43974 State Route 511 - Oberlin - 440-774-2151

 

Check out our photos on Facebook - Oberlin Scarecrow Fest

Location: East Oberlin Nursery

Contact Phone #: 440-775-2151

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10/11/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

ALPACAS AT THE MARKET TODAY!

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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10/11/2014

Oberlin Kids Family Fun Event

We are excited to announce the first Oberlin Kids Family Fun Event!

It will take place on Saturday, October 11th from 2:00-5:00 at Splashzone Field House. 

All are welcome!

We will have bouncy houses, obstacle courses, games, parachute activities, and many more fun things to do. 

The High School Football team will be there to assist in activities.

 
Questions- contact jkeathley@oberlinkids.org or call 440-935-5287
 
You can sign up for Oberlin Kids at the event or at
www.OberlinKids.org

 


Time: 2-5 p.m.

Location: Splash Zone Aquatic Center, Oberlin

Contact Name: Jen Keathley

Contact Phone #: 440-935-5287

Email: jkeathley@oberlinkids.org

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10/12/2014

OBERLIN RESTAURANT WEEK: THE 21%

Help Nourish Our Families.

For almost 50 years Oberlin Community Services (OCS) has helped needy residents of Oberlin and surrounding areas with food, transportaion, utility and other kinds of assistance.  In recent years, however, the demand for basic fuood supplies has skyrocketed.  In 2013, 1,800 individuals took advantage of OCS food supplies each month; today, that number has jumped to 2,800 individuals.

A first-time event, "Oberiln Restaurant Week: The 21%" is designed to help OCS meet the ever-increasing demands for food.  Along with Oberlin College Radio Station WOBC (91.5FM), OCS has enlisted anumber of restaurants and food-service institutions in town to become partners in the fund-raising campaign to help supplement its food pantry.

The 21%.  According to the latest City of Oberoin data, close to 21% of the population of Oberlin lives below the federal poverty line.  Hence, OCS has chosen the 21% statistic as the rallying cry of Oberlin Restaurant Week.

Ww have asked each participating restaurant and food service institution to donate a minimum of 21% of the proceeds of reestaurant sales during a time frame of their choosing, on a specific day of their choosing, during Restaurant Week. (We'll post restaurant schedules soon on our Facebook pages.)

Fun-filled Festivities.  Restaurants are asked to create a special dish in honor of Restaurant Week.  We'll have a grand kick-off event on October 12, with bands and plenty of fun.  Then, for the finale on October 18, we invite all residents to a community picnic at OCS with music, dance and other festivities.

WOBC Radio.  Tune in to WOBC Radio in the weeks leading up to Restaurant Week.  You will learn more about the dire need for food supplies in Oberlin, hear from noted cookbook authors and get tasty tips on new recipes to try.

Be sure to look for a poster on store windows that identifies each participating restaurant!

Location: Oberlin Restaurants

Contact Name: Cynthia Andrews or Margaret Swendseid

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6579 or 440-774-8246

Email: chandrews@oberlin.net; mswend@frontier.com

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10/14/2014

Oberlin community Candidates Night

Oberlin Community Candidates Night on Tuesday, October 14

 

The date for Oberlin Community Candidates Night is set for Tuesday, October 14 at First Church Oberlin UCC, on the corner of Main and Lorain Streets. Refreshments and social time with some of the candidates and issue representatives begins at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7:00 p.m. There may also be an opportunity to talk to some of the candidates informally afterwards.

Oberlin resident and retired Professor of Classics James Helm will moderate the event. Candidates for the offices of the Court of Common Pleas, County Commissioners, State Senate, State Board of Education, and the Fourth Congressional District will make their respective cases for why they should be elected.  Each candidate will answer two questions posed by the OCCN committee and then respond to questions from the audience. 

In addition, several issues on the ballot will be presented.  Eric Norenberg, Oberlin’s city manager, will be on hand to discuss the issues that will make changes to the Oberlin City Charter. 

Oberlin Cable Co-op will film the event and show it on their community channel. Check their schedule for broadcast hours.

The event is officially sponsored by the following local organizations: ACLU members in North Central Ohio, First Church in Oberlin - Outreach and Service Committee, Kendal at Oberlin, IndependentVoteing.org, League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area, Oberlin Business Partnership, Oberlin College Office of Community and Government Relations, Oberlin Community Services, Oberlin NAACP, Oberlin Friends Meeting, Oberlin Unitarian Universalist Fellowship – Social Justice Team.

The following groups are also supporting the event: Oberlin Area Cooperating Ministries, Oberlin Black Alliance for Progress, Community Peace Builders.

 

 

Mary Kirtz Van Nortwick, Chair,

2014 Oberlin Community Candidates Night Committee

Time: 6:30

Location: First Church in Oberlin

Contact Name: Mary Kirtz Van Nortwick

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10/18/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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10/25/2014

Oberlin Farmers Market

LAST MARKET FOR THE SEASON!  OPEN AGAIN IN MAY 2015.

Check out the Winter Market at Eastwood Elementary School on East College Stree.

 

Fresh vegetables and fruit, recipes, and specialties. 

Check us out on www.oberlinfarmersmarket.com

Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location: Oberlin Public Library & City Hall Parking Lot

Contact Name: Heather Adelman

Contact Phone #: 440-775-6177

Email: hadelman@oberlinproject.org

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10/30/2014

Downtown Trick-or-Treat

Downtown Trick-or-Treat is a special time for the little ones 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 from 4:00 to 4:30 on the 30th.

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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10/31/2014

ART MUSEUM DAY

Consider visiting Oberlin on Tuesday, Oct. 28-- Allen Art Museum exhibit: Latin American and Latino Art.  Lunch in town at one of many restaurants.  Enjoy weaving demonstration at FAVA and the Quilt display at the Oberlin College Science Center.

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10/31/2014

MUSIC AT THE MEETING HOUSE

A concert series celebrating music in the Oberlin community - featuring the newly rebuilt 1911 Steinway piano in the Meeting House of First Church.

October 31, 2014 at 8 pm

ALL CONCERTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

James Tinsley, trumpet and Katie Cross, piano.

 

the First Church in Oberlin, UCC

106 North Main Street

www.facebook.com/MusicMeetingHouse

Time: 8 P.M.

Location: First Church in Oberlin

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11/17/2014

STATE OF THE COLLEGE LUNCHEON - Make Your Reservations Early for FREE Admission

The third in the "State Of" luncheons will feature Oberlin College.  Oberlin College and Oberlin Business Partnership are collaborating to bring you an event filled with interesting information about Oberlin College and the many ways the college contributes to the community. 

You will hear from Marvin Krislov, President; Beth Blissman from the Bonner Center for Service and Learning; Richard Berman from Career Services; Tony Richardson from Admissions; Ty Diringer from the Creativity and Leadership program, LaunchU; and Christopher Noble will bring us up-to-date on the Gateway project.

The luncheon will be in the brand new Austin E. Knowles Athletic Center.  You can even take a tour of the facility after the luncheon.

The lunch is being provided by Oberlin College with no cost to attendees. 

Kindly RSVP by October 27, 2014

comgovr@oberlin.edu

 

Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Austin E. Knowles Center

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: Director@oberlin.org

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11/22/2014

FESTIVAL OF TREES - Kick Off the Holiday Season in Style!

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PICTURE THIS...

  • The Oberlin Inn dining rooms have been turned into a winter wonderland.
  • The room is filled with beautifully decorated trees, wreaths, gift baskets, tree ornaments painted by Oberlin High School art students, and other unique and distinctive gifts.
  • People are filling their plates with delicious Hors D'oeuveres.
  • There is an elegant chocolate fountain with many accompaniments.
  • In the center of the room is the famous $1,000 CASH TREE! (Raffle ticktes 5 for $20 or $5 eash.)
  • The Geeze Cats are performing and people are dancing to their favorite songs.
  • People are bidding on their favorite trees, wreaths and gifts...and keeping an eye out for anyone who tries to out-bid them.
  • Before you know it, the evening is over and people are leaving with the items they won in the auction -- someone is leaving $1,000 richer!

 

What a great way to spend an evening and kick off the holiday season!  Please join us.

You can purchase event tickets online or in the OBP office at 23 East College Street, Oberlin. 

You can purchase $1,000 raffle tickets from the OBP office, at The Tuck Shop, at Oberlin Cable Co-op, or from any OBP Board of Trustees member.  Call Janet in the OBP Office at 440-774-6262 for more information.  You DO NOT need to be present to win.

Time: 7 to 10:30 pm

Location: Oberlin Inn

Tickets Available:

 

Table of 8 for Event - $300

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Individual Event Ticket - $40

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Five $1,000 Raffle Tickets - $20

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Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: Director@oberlin.org

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11/28/2014

SANTA & MRS. CLAUS COME TO TOWN

6 p.m. Friday November 29 -Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on the Firetruck and light the Oberlin Christmas tree.  Then they ride on the firetruck up Main Street to College Street and go into Oberlin Cable Co-op where children can tell them what they want for Christmas.  Main Street and College Street holiday lighting will 'come alive' during the procession to Oberlin Cable Co-op.

Downtown stores are open until 8 p.m. and will have holiday window displays for your enjoyment.  You can vote for your favorite window to be the winner of the 2014 holiday window display contest.

Oberlin Rotary Club will be serving chili and hot chocolate and cookies and Oberlin Business Partnership volunteers will be handing out Shop Small shopping bags and 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 and Mrs. Claus 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 and Mrs. Claus will be at the Oberlin Cable Co-op and are anxious to see you

Time: 6 pm - 8 pm

Location: Downtown Oberlin

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: Director@oberlin.org

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11/29/2014

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 30th - 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.

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, December 1st, 3 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. - 6 p.m.

Location: All over Oberlin

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@gmail.com

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12/04/2014

SHOPPING PASSSPORT CONTEST - "OPEN LATE 'TIL 8"

Oberlin Shopping Small Passport Days - December 4, 11, 18, 2014

SHOP OBERLIN FOR THE HOLIDAYS - Use your Shopping Passport (available in most Oberlin shops) on our three "Open 'til Eight" shopping days -- Thursdays December 4, 11, and 18.  Purchase something in three stores and/or restaurants; the merchant will initial your passport; turn your passport in at 5 convenient locations listed on the passport. 

Many merchants will be having "Open Houses" with special treats for customers.  Music will fill the air and child care for ages 5 through 10 will be provided at the Oberlin Public Library Community Room from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Each Thursday a winner will be randomly chosen from the passport entries.  On Friday the winner will be announced on our Facebook page and will receive a $25 Oberlin Gift Certificate - good at most Oberlin Businesses.

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

Location: All Over Downtown Oberlin

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@gmail.com

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12/11/2014

SHOPPING PASSSPORT CONTEST - "OPEN LATE 'TIL 8"

Oberlin Shopping Small Passport Days - December 4, 11, 18, 2014

SHOP OBERLIN FOR THE HOLIDAYS - Use your Shopping Passport (available in most Oberlin shops) on our three "Open 'til Eight" shopping days -- Thursdays December 4, 11, and 18.  Purchase something in three stores and/or restaurants; the merchant will initial your passport; turn your passport in at 5 convenient locations listed on the passport. 

Many merchants will be having "Open Houses" with special treats for customers.  Music will fill the air and child care for ages 5 through 10 will be provided at the Oberlin Public Library Community Room from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Each Thursday a winner will be randomly chosen from the passport entries.  On Friday the winner will be announced on our Facebook page and will receive a $25 Oberlin Gift Certificate - good at most Oberlin Businesses.

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

Location: All Over Downtown Oberlin

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@gmail.com

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12/18/2014

SHOPPING PASSSPORT CONTEST - "OPEN LATE 'TIL 8"

Oberlin Shopping Small Passport Days - December 4, 11, 18, 2014

SHOP OBERLIN FOR THE HOLIDAYS - Use your Shopping Passport (available in most Oberlin shops) on our three "Open 'til Eight" shopping days -- Thursdays December 4, 11, and 18.  Purchase something in three stores and/or restaurants; the merchant will initial your passport; turn your passport in at 5 convenient locations listed on the passport. 

Many merchants will be having "Open Houses" with special treats for customers.  Music will fill the air and child care for ages 5 through 10 will be provided at the Oberlin Public Library Community Room from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Each Thursday a winner will be randomly chosen from the passport entries.  On Friday the winner will be announced on our Facebook page and will receive a $25 Oberlin Gift Certificate - good at most Oberlin Businesses.

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

Location: All Over Downtown Oberlin

Contact Name: Janet Haar

Contact Phone #: 440-774-6262

Email: director@gmail.com