D.I.C.E. Events

Standing Rock Cultural Arts, The City of Kent, and Downtown Businesses present

10th 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)
-Old Time Music performed by Johnny and The Apple Stompers (Weather Permitting)
-Baked Goods for sale
-Children’s Activities
-Amazing and Unique Kent Businesses Open to Serve You
-and more!!!

Saturday, October 19th, 2013. 1-4pm

Hometown Bank 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

Images from this year's event



Johnny and The Apple Stompers Description:

Bluegrass based but with plenty of country, ragtime, jazz and blues with a gritty old time tinge.

Biography:
After the flood...we all just started playing music together. We just didn't have much else we could do.

Members

Johnny Miller- Lead Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Mando and Fiddle
Cory Grinder- Fiddle, Harmony Vocals, Mandolin, Guitar


****Nomad Members****

Shawn "Molasses" Wee- Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, Mouth Harp and Harmony Vocals
Steve "Slow Horse" Gil - Banjo, Guitar, Vocals
Ben "The Chicken" Shuber - Accordion, Washboards, Yelling
Johnny Habu - Washboard, Percussion, Birthday suit
Gut Bucket Bob- Washboards, Geetar, Vocals
Coler Riffle - Guitar, Harmonies


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 Hometown Bank 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 8, 2014, 1-4pm

Sponsored by The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation, The Ohio Arts Council, The City of Kent, The Kent Parks and Recreation Department, The Hometown Bank, Woodsy’s Music, Ramella's Pizzeria, City Bank Antiques, The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Taco Tontos, Ray’s Place, Family and Community Services, Inc, Franklin School of Dance, Off the Wagon, Standing Rock Jewelers, Hussing-Glanville Optometrists, Tree City Coffee and Pastry and Star of the West Milling Company.


Standing Rock Cultural Arts and Downtown Businesses

Sidewalk Cinema screening of Godzilla, “Gojira”
-A Downtown Innovative Community Event (D.I.C.E.)
-1954 Original Film
-Japanese with English Subtitles.

Due to last minute licensing difficulties we were unable to show "Godzilla" at the July Sidewalk Cinema. We therefore rescheduled for this month.

-50/50 Raffle to benefit the programs of SRCA

Friday, August 30, 2013. Dusk.

Outdoors at The Hometown Bank Plaza
-corner of Main and Water Streets in Downtown Kent
-bring a blanket or a lawn chair
-RAIN LOCATION: THE KENT STAGE, 175 E. MAIN ST., DOWNTOWN
KENT

- Free

Godzilla®, Gojira and the character design are trademarks of Toho Co., Ltd. ©1954 Toho Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.


THANK YOU TO: The Ohio Arts Council, The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation, The City of Kent, The Kent Parks and Recreation Department, The Hometown Bank, Woodsy’s Music, City Bank Antiques, The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Taco Tantos, Ray’s Place, Ramella's Pizzeria, Hussing-Glanville Optometry, Family and Community Services, Inc, and Star of the West Milling Company.

About The Film

Godzilla (1954)
Gojira (original title)

Director: Ishirô Honda
Writers: Ishirô Honda, Shigeru Kayama (story)
Stars: Akira Takarada, Momoko Kôchi, Akihiko Hirata

Run Time: 96 minutes

Rating: PG

Plot:

A 164-foot-tall (50-meter-tall) monster reptile with radioactive breath is revived, thanks to nuclear testing. It goes on a mad rampage, destroying Tokyo - can it be stopped? Should it be killed?

Japan is thrown into a panic after several ships explode and are sunk. At first, the authorities think its either underwater mines or underwater volcanic activity. The authorities soon head to Odo Island, close to where several of the ships were sunk. One night, something comes onshore and destroys several houses and kills several people.

A later expedition to the island led by paleontologist Professor Kyôhei Yamane, his daughter Emiko, and young navy frogman Hideto Ogata (who also happens to be Emiko's lover, even though she is betrothed to Dr. Daisuke Serizawa) soon discover something more devastating than imagined in the form of a 164-foot-tall (50-meter-tall) monster whom the natives call Gojira.

Now, the monster begins a rampage that threatens to destroy not only Japan but the rest of the world as well. Can the monster be destroyed before it is too late, and what role will the mysterious Serizawa play in the battle?


Standing Rock Cultural Arts and Downtown Businesses

Sidewalk Cinema
-A Downtown Innovative Community Event (D.I.C.E.)
-A Free Outdoor Screening of International Short Films
-The Original “Godzilla” from 1954 could not be screened due to licensing issues

-50/50 Raffle to benefit the programs of SRCA

WHEN: Friday, July 26, 2013. Dusk.

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

CONTACT: 330-673-4970

Cost: Free

THANK YOU TO: The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation, The City of Kent, The Kent Parks and Recreation Department, The Hometown Bank, Woodsy’s Music, City Bank Antiques, The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Taco Tantos, Ray’s Place, Ramella's Pizzeria, Hussing-Glanville Optometry, Family and Community Services, Inc, and Star of the West Milling Company.

ABOUT THE FILMS:

Standing Rock Cultural Arts has held The Standing Rock International Short Film Festival for 10years, featuring independent short films, animations, and music videos from around the world.

The screening will feature films from the 10th Annual Staning Rock International Short Film Festival.


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

Kent’s 10th 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
-Magic by Tom Craven
-Musical Performance by the Val and Dave Mayfield
-Children’s Activities
-50/50 Raffle

Saturday, August 10, 1-4pm

Hometown Bank Plaza, Intersection of Main and Water Streets in Downtown Kent

Images from this year's event



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 4th year John has made his appearance with this personally crafted instrument.

ABOUT MAGICIAN TOM CRAVEN

I have been doing magic for over 48 years. I have performed in every state in the continental U.S. except Idaho.

I have performed at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California on 7 occasions... 1981, 1985, 1989, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013. Corporate functions have been a mainstay of my magical career, as well as private parties.

I just had a book of my life in magic published in July, 2011. This book has almost every trick in it, that I've invented over those 48 years. Close up magic is my first love, but stand up shows for larger crowds are also high on my list!

-tom craven

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
237 E. Main Street,
Kent, Ohio, 44240
Phone: (330) 678-2712

Hours of Operation

Museum Hours:
Friday and Saturday
9 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 Hometown Bank Plaza and are free to the public.

Sponsored by The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation, The City of Kent, The Kent Parks and Recreation Department, The Hometown Bank, Woodsy’s Music, City Bank Antiques, The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Taco Tantos, Ray’s Place, Ramella's Pizzeria, Hussing-Glanville Optometry, Family and Community Services, Inc, and Star of the West Milling Company.

D.I.C.E. Schedule for 2013

Sidewalk Cinema

-Friday, July 26, Dusk
-Friday, August 30, Dusk.

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
-Saturday, August 10, 1-4pm

Cider Festival
-Saturday, October 14, 1-4pm

Ice Carving Exhibition
-Saturday, February 8, 1-4pm. 2014.

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


Standing Rock Cultural Arts and Downtown Businesses

Sidewalk Cinema
-A Downtown Innovative Community Event (D.I.C.E.)
-A Free Outdoor Screening of “UP” Animated Film.
-Won 2 Oscars.

Friday, June 28, 2013. 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

RAIN LOCATION:  THE KENT STAGE.  175 E. MAIN ST. DOWNTOWN KENT

About The Film

Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Petersen
Writer: Pete Docter (story), Bob Peterson (story), Thomas McCarthy
Actors: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford

Run Time: 96 minutes

Rating: PG

Year Released: 2009

Stars: Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai

Plot:

By tying thousands of balloons to his home, 78-year-old Carl sets out to fulfill his lifelong dream to see the wilds of South America. Russell, a wilderness explorer 70 years younger, inadvertently becomes a stowaway.



Standing Rock Cultural Arts and Downtown Businesses present

9th Annual "Make Mine with Ice" Ice Carving Exhibition

Saturday, February 9, 1-4pm

-A Downtown Innovative Community Event (D.I.C.E.) Happening
-Ice Carving Demonstration by Kent State University and University of Akron Ice Carving Clubs

-Hot Beverages and Soups served by Anthony’s Cafe
-Pastries available by Stahl's Bakery

-Coincides with Main Street Kent's Chocolate Walk.  http://www.mainstreetkent.org/

Hometown Bank Plaza, corner of Water St. and Main St. in Downtown Kent

CONTACT: 330-673-4970

Images from the 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 Hometown Bank Plaza, Downtown Kent, Ohio.

Standing Rock Cultural Arts is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are always looking for sponsors to help cover expenses for our art and educational activities. Donations are tax deductible.

Checks payable to:

SRCA
257 N. Water St.
Kent, OH 44240

Thank you to our current sponsors!

Sponsored by The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation, The City of Kent, The Kent Parks and Recreation Department, The Hometown Bank, Woodsy’s Music, Little Caesars Pizza, City Bank Antiques, The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Taco Tantos, Ray’s Place, The Wild Goat Cafe, Family and Community Services of Portage County, Franklin School of Dance, Off the Wagon, Standing Rock Jewelers, Smokin’ Tattooz, Fresco Mexican Bar and Grill, Tree City Coffee and Pastry, and Star of the West Milling Company.

DICE SCHEDULE 2013

FEBRUARY 9, 1-4PM. “MAKE MINE WITH ICE” ICE CARVING EXHIBITION

DICE EVENTS AT THE HOME SAVINGS PLAZA.

June 28. Dusk. Sidewalk Cinema Event. Last Friday of the month. Dusk.

July 26. Sidewalk Cinema Event.

August 30: Sidewalk Cinema Event.

August 10. Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social. 1-4pm.

October 19. Cider Festival. 1-4pm.

*Dates and Events subject the change. Please check back for updates.