8th Annual Cider Festival (A deciderly different event)
-a DICE (Downtown Innovative Community Event) event
-Hot Cider available for purchase from Beckwith’s Orchards
-Old Fashioned Cider Press Demonstration (Mark Strickler and company)
-Magic Show with “The Great Brad” at Noon.
-Old Time Music performed by The Kent Shindig All-Stars (Weather Permitting), 1:00pm. featuring
champion flatfoot dancer Charlie Burton of Beaver County, PA and flatfoot dancer Lori Jo Folger
-Baked Goods for sale
-Children’s Activities
-Amazing and Unique Kent Businesses Open to Serve You
-and more!!!

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011. noon to 3pm
Home Savings Plaza, corner of Main (59) & Water (43) Sts, downtown Kent

ADMISSION: Free and Open to the Public
-There is a charge for cider, baked goods, and other vendor food items

CONTACT: 330-673-4970 or info@standingrock.net

Live Old-Time String Band Music Performance by the Kent Shindig All-Stars
Featuring Master Flatfoot Dancer Charlie Burton of Beaver County, PA
with Flatfoot Dancer Lori Jo Folger

David Badagnani, fiddle
Jim Francis, fiddle
Darlene Clark, fiddle
Bev Klimp-Starcher, lap dulcimer and harmonica
Marilyn Lashuay, hammered dulcimer
Tom Lashuay, banjo
Rick Feinberg, guitar and banjo
Ed Mills, resonator guitar and bouzouki
Pam Mitchell, guitar
Conn Drugan, resonator guitar
Dan Clark, guitar
Marilyn Phillips-Garver, double bass

Images from this event



This event is one event in a series of annual Downtown Innovative Community Events (D.I.C.E.), a grassroots partnership between Standing Rock Cultural Arts, The City of Kent, and a consortium of Downtown Businesses for the revitalization and continued growth of downtown Kent through cultural arts events. All events take place in the Open Air at The Home Savings Plaza and are free to the public. Annual calendar of events is available at www.standingrock.net.

NEXT D.I.C.E. EVENT:

Ice Carving Exhibition
-Saturday, February 11, 2012, noon-3pm

Thank you to our sponsors: The City of Kent, The Ohio Arts Council, The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation, The Kent Parks and Recreation Department, The Home Savings Bank, Woodsy’s Music, City Bank Antiques, The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Taco Tantos, The Wild Goat Cafe, Rays Place, Star of the West Milling Company, The Lucky Penny Creamery, and Family and Community Services of Portage County!

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a 501(c)(3), non profit art and educational organization based in downtown Kent. We continuously seek sponsors to help cover expenses for our ongoing art and educational activities. Contributions are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. Checks payable to:

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
257 N. Water St.
Kent, OH 44240
330-673-4970
www.standingrock.net
Tax ID # 34-1908055

Thank you for supporting the Arts!


Standing Rock Cultural Arts and Downtown Businesses present:

Sidewalk Cinema
-A Downtown Innovative Community Event (D.I.C.E.)
-A Free Outdoor Screening of “The Point” Featuring the songs of Harry Nilsson
-Live Music by the Bluestones starting at 7pm.
-Free Pizza donated by Little Caesar’s

We are pleased to announce that once again, The Bluestones will be kicking out the jams, live and in person, prior to the film screening at 7pm!

Friday, August 26, 2011. Dusk.

Outdoors at The Home Savings Plaza
-corner of Main and Water Streets in Downtown Kent
-bring a blanket or a lawn chair

CONTACT: 330-673-4970

Cost: Free

About The Film

“THE POINT”

Director: Fred Wolf
Writers: Harry Nilsson (story and screenplay), Carole Beers (story), Norm Lenzer, Fred Wolf
Stars: Ringo Starr, Dustin Hoffman and Paul Frees

Genres: Animation | Family
Release Date: 2 February 1971 (USA)
Runtime: USA: 74 min
Rating: G



“The Point” Storyline

An animated story of an unusual kingdom in which everything and everybody is pointed - except for a young boy named Oblio. Despite his round head, Oblio has many friends. But an evil count, jealous that Oblio is more popular than his own son, says that without a pointed head, Oblio is an outlaw. Along with his faithful dog Arrow, Oblio is exiled to the Pointless Forest. There, he has many fantastic experiences (including encounters with a 3-headed man, giant bees, a tree in the leaf-selling business, and a good-humored old rock). From his adventures, Oblio learns that it is not at all necessary to be pointed to have a point in life.

Music composed and performed by Harry Nilsson ("Me and My Arrow"), who also wrote the story. Storyline written by alfiehitchie


Standing Rock Cultural Arts and with the support of Downtown Businesses present

Kent’s 8th Annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
-A Downtown Innovative Community Event (DICE)
-Ice Cream at 25 cents a Scoop
-Free Ice Cream for Senior Citizens
-Hand Crafted Music Box Playing Old Time Songs
-Musical Performance by the Mayfields (Newgrass)
-Children’s Activities

Hot off the press! We are pleased to announce that Kent's very own Tom Craven will be performing magic in downtown Kent this Saturday, 1pm as part of our 8th Annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social.

WHEN: Saturday, August 13, 1-4pm

WHERE: Home Savings Plaza, Intersection of Main and Water Streets in Downtown Kent

CONTACT: 330-673-4970

Images from this event - Photos by Tina Puckett




ABOUT THE MUSIC:

Hand Made Organ of John Prtljaga

The Organ was started by John in 1990 and continues to be modified to play Old Time Dutch and German Folk Songs, Polkas, and Waltzes. It has 75 Keys and started out as a Wurlitzer 65 Organ. The Case is made of oak and now has the design of an old fashioned Dutch Street Organ. This will be the 3rd year John has made his appearance with this personally crafted instrument.

The Mayfields

(Ma and Pa of Jessica Lee Mayfield and One Way Rider): http://onewayrider.com

"You can’t help but feel good listening to One Way Rider! Their musicality draws you in, from their intricate and fast-paced instrumentals, to their smooth vocal harmonies, the talent of this family bluegrass band literally bursts from the stage. Seeing One Way Rider live is an uplifting and unforgettable musical experience."
~ Catherine Cala, WYSU FM


Downtown Kent Historical Highlights:

CITY BANK ANTIQUES: http://www.citybankantiques.com/

In August 1995, Don and Karen Barrett opened City Bank Antiques in the original, 1911 City Bank Building in Kent, Ohio. Don is an expert in the repair of American pocket watches. It was inevitable that their hobby would someday develop into a business, which Karen, a former librarian, now manages. Their store offers a variety of antique clocks as diverse as cuckoo and school house regulators to grandfather clocks and pinwheel regulators. The Barretts are proud to be official Chelsea Clock dealers, the “timekeepers of the sea” and the last great American clock company.

In September 2005, Don and Karen showcased their expanded shop which now encompasses the entire original City Bank Building and occupies more than 1850 square feet of first floor retail space. When it comes to antique pocket watches, City Bank Antiques is one of the largest retailers in the state.

The Kent Historical Society: http://www.kentohiohistory.org

The Role of the Kent Historical Society

The role of our historical society in the community has grown over the years. We now bring educational programs to schools, businesses, and civic organizations, as well as collaborate with community groups on projects such as the preservation of our historic Pioneer Cemetery, the Main Street Kent revitalization program, and historic preservation projects in the community.
We are dedicated to documenting Kent history through artifacts, records, and documents from the people of our community, our living history.

Kent Historical
Society Museum
234 S. Water Street,
P.O. Box 663
Kent, Ohio, 44240
Phone: (330) 678-2712

Hours of Operation

Museum Hours:
Thursday, Friday:
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday:
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ABOUT The Downtown Innovative Community Events (DICE) program:

D.I.C.E. is a grassroots partnership between Standing Rock Cultural Arts and downtown businesses whose purpose is to revitalize downtown Kent through cultural events. All events take place in the Open Air at The Home Savings Plaza and are free to the public.

Sponsored by The City of Kent, The Ohio Arts Council, The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation, The Kent Parks and Recreation Department, The Home Savings Bank, Woodsy’s Music, City Bank Antiques, The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Taco Tantos, The Wild Goats Cafe, Ray’s Place, Star of the West Milling Company, and Family and Community Services of Portage County.


D.I.C.E. Schedule for 2011

Sidewalk Cinema

-Friday, August 26, Dusk.

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social

-Saturday, August 13, 1-4pm

Cider Festival

-Saturday, October 22nd, 12-3pm

Ice Carving Exhibition

-Saturday, February 11, 2012 1-4pm

ALL DICE EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND TAKE PLACE AT THE HOME SAVINGS PLAZA, AT THE CORNER OF WATER AND MAIN STREETS IN DOWNTOWN KENT.


Standing Rock Cultural Arts and Downtown Businesses present: Sidewalk Cinema
-A Downtown Innovative Community Event (D.I.C.E.)
-A Free Outdoor Screening of “A Hard Day’s Night” featuring the Beatles
-Live Music by The Bluestones starting at 7pm.
-Free Pizza donated by Little Caesar’s

WHEN: Friday, July 29, 7pm-11:30pm.

WHERE: Outdoors at The Home Savings Plaza
-corner of Main and Water Streets in Downtown Kent
-bring a blanket or a lawn chair

CONTACT: 330-673-4970

Cost: Free



ABOUT THE FILM

Director: Richard Lester
Actors: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, The Beatles
Writers: Alun Owen
Producers: David V. Picker, Denis O'Dell, Walter Shenson
Rated: G (General Audience)
Release Date: 1964
Run Time: 87 minutes

SYNOPSIS:

The Fab Four from Liverpool--John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr--in their first movie. Nobody expected A Hard Day's Night to be much more than a quick exploitation of a passing musical fad, but when the film opened it immediately seduced the world--even the stuffiest critics fell over themselves in praise (highbrow Dwight Macdonald called it "not only a gay, spontaneous, inventive comedy but it is also as good cinema as I have seen for a long time").

Wisely, screenwriter Alun Owen based his script on the Beatles' actual celebrity at the time, catching them in the delirious early rush of Beatlemania: eluding rampaging fans, killing time on trains and in hotels, appearing on a TV broadcast. American director Richard Lester, influenced by the freestyle French New Wave and British Goon Show humor, whips up a delightfully upbeat circus of perpetual motion.

From the opening scene of the mop tops rushing through a train station mobbed by fans, the movie rarely stops for air. Some of the songs are straightforwardly presented, but others ("Can't Buy Me Love," set to the foursome gamboling around an empty field) soar with ingenuity. Above all, the Beatles express their irresistible personalities: droll, deadpan, infectiously cheeky. Better examples of pure cinematic joy are few and far between. --Robert Horton
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D.I.C.E. is a grassroots partnership between Standing Rock Cultural Arts and downtown businesses whose purpose is to revitalize downtown Kent through cultural events. All events take place in the Open Air at The Home Savings Plaza and are free to the public.

A special Thank You to Dan Smith and the Economic Development Department of The City of Kent for awarding us a Celebrate Kent! Grant for our D.I.C.E. program in 2011.

Sponsored by The Ohio Arts Council, The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation, The City of Kent, The Kent Parks and Recreation Department, The Home Savings Bank, Woodsy’s Music, Little Caesars Pizza, City Bank Antiques, The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Taco Tantos, Ray’s Place, The Wild Goat Cafe, and Star of the West Milling Company.


D.I.C.E. Schedule for 2011

Sidewalk Cinema
-Friday, August 26, Dusk, TBA.

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social

-Saturday, August 13, 1-4pm

Cider Festival

-Saturday, October 22, 1-4pm

Ice Carving Exhibition

-Saturday, February 11, 2012. 1-4pm

ALL DICE EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND TAKE PLACE AT THE HOME SAVINGS PLAZA, AT THE CORNER OF WATER AND MAIN STREETS IN DOWNTOWN KENT.


Standing Rock Cultural Arts and Downtown Businesses present:

Sidewalk Cinema
-A Downtwown Innovative Community Event (D.I.C.E.)
-A Free Outdoor Screening of “Casablanca.”

WHEN: Friday, June 24, Dusk

WHERE: Outdoors at The Home Savings Plaza
-corner of Main and Water Streets in Downtown Kent
-bring a blanket or a lawn chair

CONTACT: 330-673-4970

Cost: Free

About the Film

“Casablanca” 1943
Print: Black & White

Director: Michael Curtiz

Writers: Julius J. and Philip G. Epstein and Howard Koch(screenplay). Murray Burnett and Joan Alison (Based on their play “Everyone Comes to Rick’s). Casey Robinson.

Music: Max Steiner

Release Date: 23 January 1943 (USA)
Runtime: 102 minutes

Rating: PG

Awards: Three Academy Awards: Best Director. Best Producer. Best Screenplay.

Plot: In World War II Casablanca, Rick Blaine, exiled American and former freedom fighter, runs the most popular nightspot in town. The cynical lone wolf Blaine comes into the possession of two valuable letters of transit by murdering two German couriers. These “letters of transit” all the carrier freedom to travel around all of German occupied Europe. When Nazi Major Strasser arrives in Casablanca, the sycophantic police Captain Renault does what he can to please him, including detaining Czech underground leader Victor Laszlo. Much to Rick's surprise, Lazslo arrives with Ilsa, Rick's one time love. Rick is very bitter towards Ilsa, who ran out on him in Paris, but when he learns she had good reason to, they plan to run off together again using the letters of transit. Well, that was their original plan....

About D.I.C.E.

D.I.C.E. is a grassroots partnership between Standing Rock Cultural Arts and downtown businesses whose purpose is to revitalize downtown Kent through cultural events. All events take place in the Open Air at The Home Savings Plaza and are free to the public.

A special Thank You to Dan Smith and the Economic Development Department of The City of Kent for awarding us a Celebrate Kent! Grant for our D.I.C.E. program in 2011.

Sponsored by The Ohio Arts Council, The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation, The City of Kent, The Kent Parks and Recreation Department, The Home Savings Bank, Woodsy’s Music, Little Caesars Pizza, City Bank Antiques, The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Taco Tantos, Ray’s Place, The Wild Goat Cafe, and Star of the West Milling Company.


D.I.C.E. Schedule for 2011

Sidewalk Cinema

-Friday, July 29, Dusk. TBA
-Friday, August 26, Dusk, TBA.

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
-Saturday, August 13, 1-4pm

Cider Festival
-Saturday, October 22, 1-4pm

Ice Carving Exhibition
-Saturday, February 11, 2012. 1-4pm

ALL DICE EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND TAKE PLACE AT THE HOME SAVINGS PLAZA, AT THE CORNER OF WATER AND MAIN STREETS IN DOWNTOWN KENT.


Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a non profit art and educational organization based in downtown Kent. We continuously seek sponsors to help cover expenses for our ongoing art and educational activities. Contributions are tax deductible and greatly appreciated. Checks payable to

Standing Rock Cultural Arts
257 N. Water St.
Kent, OH 44240
330-673-4970
Tax ID # 34-1908055

Thank you for supporting the Arts!


Standing Rock Cultural Arts with the support of Downtown Businesses presents…6th Annual "Make Mine with Ice" Ice Carving Exhibition
-A Downtown Innovative Community Event (D.I.C.E.)
-In Conjuction with The “Spread The Warmth” Knitting Marathon, Fundraiser, & Hat/Scarf/Mitten Drive (details below)
-Ice Carving Demonstration by Kent State University and University of Akron students and faculty
-Hot Beverages and Chili available for sale at Anthony’s Cafe
-Pastries offered for sale from Stahl's Bakery

Saturday, February 12, 1-4pm at the Home Savings Plaza
- corner of Water St. and Main St. in Downtown Kent

Images from this event

ABOUT DICE EVENTS:
- D.I.C.E. is a grassroots partnership between Standing Rock Cultural Arts and downtown businesses, whose purpose is to revitalize Downtown Kent through cultural events.
-All events are Free and Open to the Public and take place at The Home Savings Plaza, Downtown Kent, Ohio.

OTHER 2011 DICE EVENTS:

June 24. Dusk. Sidewalk Cinema Event. Last Friday of the month.
July 29. Sidewalk Cinema Event.
August 13. Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social.
August 26. Sidewalk Cinema Event.
October 22. Cider Festival.

*Dates and Events subject to change. Please check our website for updates.

And just in case you thought it was a bit too nippy outside with all that ice, we've got the warmth inside at the gallery!

“SPREAD THE WARMTH” KNITTING MARATHON
Standing Rock Cultural Arts with the support of Pat Catan's presents...

Spread the Warmth” Knitting Marathon, Fundraiser, & Hat/Scarf/Mitten Drive
-Proceeds benefit a local Homeless Shelter, as well as the Art and Education Programs of Standing Rock Cultural Arts
-With the Support of Pat Catan’s Art and Craft Center http://www.patcatans.com
-Experienced Knitters and Crocheters will be present to assist beginners.

Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13, 1-5pm
North Water Street Gallery, 257 N. Water St., Downtown Kent.

Images from the Event

Standing Rock Cultural Arts will host a 2 day crochet/knitting marathon event during which participants may crochet or knit for as long as they feel comfortable, with an overall goal of 40 knitted hats and scarves. Refreshments, music, and comfortable sitting space will be provided.

Participants are eligible for a prize drawing. Participants are also encouraged to begin beforehand and bring in the items they have already finished.

Donors can pledge a suggested $1 for every item made during the marathon or a flat donation. Preorders will also be taken. Half of the knit items made during the marathon will be donated to a homeless shelter and half will be sold in the gallery to benefit SRCA. Funds raised from the pledges, donations, and gallery sales of knit items will be divided to benefit SRCA (50%) and the shelter (50%). Any items remaining at the gallery after the season will be donated to the shelter as well.

In addition, Standing Rock Cultural Arts would like to take this opportunity to offer a hat/scarf/mitten/glove drive with drop-offs occurring at the Ice Carving Exhibition on February 12th (see details above) or at the gallery February 10-March 10, 2011. Please donate your gently used, laundered hats, scarves, mittens, and gloves during our routine gallery hours (Thursday-Saturday, 1-5 PM). All items will be donated to programs for those in need.

North Water Street Gallery Hours:
Thursday-Saturday, 1-5pm
or by appointment
call 330-673-4970