Oberlin Bike-In theater open at Tappan Square
The Apollo may be closed for the summer, but that shouldn’t stop you from seeing a movie in downtown Oberlin.
The Bicycle Co-op is presenting Saturday Night Bike-In Movies in Tappan Square.
Most of the movies have bike themes. People are asked to ride their bikes to Tappan Square for a new movie every Saturday at 10 p.m.
Here’s a list of planned movies:
- Saturday — Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) PG, 90 minutes. Pee-Wee Herman loves his bike more than anything. When it gets stolen, he will do anything to find it again.
- Aug. 8 — The Bicycle Thief (1948) UR, 93 minutes. In post World War II Italy, a man and his son search desperately to find the man’s stolen bike, and to keep his job.
- Aug. 15 — Quicksilver (1986) PG-13, 105 minutes. Kevin Bacon’s character has just lost his job as a stockbroker and must now make it big as a bicycle messenger in the big city. Features many exciting bicycle races and stunts.
- Aug. 22 — Les Triplettes de Belleville (2003) PG-13, 78 minutes. A 1930s-style French cartoon featuring singing triplets, a young man determined to win the Tour de France, mobsters and more.
Participants are encouraged to bring a blanket, refreshments and some bug spray.
War vet walk
Josh Stieber, an Iraqi War veteran who filed for and achieved Conscientious Objector status, is walking across the continental United States and will stop in Oberlin on Tuesday.
Stieber will speak at 4 p.m. at First Church United Church of Christ at state Route 58 and Lorain Street.
His talk about achieving peace and avoiding future wares is sponsored by the Oberlin Chapter of Veterans for Peace, according to chapter spokesman Michael Kay.
The talk about his walk, called “Contagious Love Experiment,” will take place at the general meeting of the Oberlin Community Peacebuilders.
Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival
Quilt owners are invited to display their quilts at the Ohio Outdoor Quilt Festival at Bonnie Brae Elk Farm 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8.
Nearly 400 new and vintage quilts are expected.
Visitors at the festival vote for their favorite quilts. There are cash prizes as well as medals for the quilts with the most votes. Everyone who exhibits a quilt receives a ticket for free admission to the festival.
Blue and white quilts will be featured in a special display at the 2009 event.
To enter, bring your quilt to Bonnie Brae Farms, 27717 Quarry Road, south of Wellington 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. prior to Aug. 5. For information, call (440) 647-3232.
Quilts also will be for sale at the festival. Anyone with a quilt they would like to sell can bring it to the elk farm, where it will be displayed for sale during the festival.
Included in the sale this year is a Depression-era quilt, which had been donated to Oberlin’s Kendal Retirement Community in support of its advancement program. In addition to vintage quilts, quilters often sell their current works, both bed sized and wall hangings.
Special trophies will be awarded in memory of Susan Gail Westbrook and Ellen Louise Mourton, both of Rochester Township.
Bonnie Brae Farms is on Quarry Road between state Route 162 and Stewart Road. Entry to the festival is $5 and there is an additional charge for a wagon ride to see the elk. For more information, call (440) 647-3232.
Lunch is available and there will be elk barbeque, elk bratwurst and beef hot dogs. A quilt boutique will be open in a log cabin on the farm as well as a farm gift shop, several local crafters and a “Fat Quarter” stand. There will be a drawing for an oversized basket of quilting supplies as well as raffle quilts for charity.
Oberlin native gets Army commission
Oberlin resident Kenneth B. Redd II has graduated from Officer Candidate School (OCS) at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga., and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army.
During the 14 weeks of training, the officer candidate received “basic soldiering” instruction and was tested on leadership skills and team work abilities required of a commissioned officer.
Redd is a signal/communications officer with 11 years of military service. He is the son of Kenneth B. and Sandra C. Redd and is a 1998 graduate of Oberlin High School.
Wellington Implement has a field day at local farm
About 200 people are expected Thursday for Wellington Implement’s “Drive Red” Field Day to show off new farm equipment. The event is hosted by Hickory Grove Farms at a wheat field on state Route 58 between Hallauer Road and state Route 303 about four miles north of Wellington.
Field day is 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and lunch is served at noon in the field. The farm is operated by Jean McConnell and her sons Jim, Frank and Mark. It comprises more than 3,000 acres and produces corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa.
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