Downtown Innovative Community Event (DICE). Poetry in the Park.
-Poetry featuring KSU professor Maj Ragain
-Also featuring David Hassler and the young students of Kent State
University’s WICK Outreach Poetry Program
-Merle Mollenkoff, Alice Cone, Hal Walker, Nikki Robinson
Saturday, May 17, noon to 2pm at the Home Savings Plaza, corner of
Water and Main Streets, Downtown Kent, OH
Free and Open to the Public
D.I.C.E. is a Program of Standing Rock Cultural Arts, a non profit
and educational organization based in downtown Kent.
D. I.C. E. is a series of Open Air Events that take place in Downtown
Kent at the Home Savings Plaza.
The Goal of D.I.C.E. is to provide an economic boost to Kent’s
Business District by offering cultural events free and open to the public.
The objectives are:
1. To attract shoppers to the Downtown Shopping District
2. To attract storeowners, restaurants, and other business owners to
move in to vacant downtown spaces.
3. To show pride in our downtown community and celebrate the unique
businesses located there.
These include three Sidewalk Cinema Events where a popular film will
rented and shown, free of charge, to attract people to the Downtown
Shopping District. Other examples include Poetry in The Park, an Old
Fashioned Ice Cream Social, A Cider Festival, and an Ice Sculpting Event.
At these events,. music and children’s activities are included.
pre-packaged food, and beverages will be for sale by local businesses
such as Trinity Lutheran Church, Anthony’s Cafe, and Stahl’s
When in season, Beckwith’s Orchards will sell cider made from
orchard. Woodsy’s provides a Sound System if needed.
-Friday, June 29, 9:00pm Sidewalk Cinema
-Friday, July 25, 9:00pm Sidewalk Cinema
-Saturday, August 2, 1:00-4:00pm Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
-Friday, August 31, 9:00pm Sidewalk Cinema
-Saturday, November 1, noon-3:00pm Cider Festival
-Saturday, February 7, 1:00-4:00pm Ice Carving Demonstration
Sponsored by The Christenson Foundation, The Ohio Arts Council, Woodsy’s
Music, City Bank Antiques, Main Street Kent and more…