The 19th Annual Auction Gala & Comedy Show includes – in addition to the silent auction and a comedy performance by Leighann Lord – a live auction, gourmet hors d’oeuvres by Current Cuisine (most will consider it a meal), open wine bar, and dessert. This years event is being held at the Foundry Theatre at Antioch College (920 Corry Street, Yellow Springs, OH 45387) starting at 6 pm. The Antioch School is the oldest democratic school in the country and an essential Yellow Springs institution.
Tickets are $55 and can be purchased by calling the Antioch School at 937-767-7642.
Smart, sexy, savvy, and funny, Leighann Lord’s “heads up humor” is stand-up comedy at it’s finest. Inspired by the brilliance of George Carlin, the smooth jazz style of Franklyn Ajaye, and the elegance of Rita Rudner, Leighann has crafted her own unique brand of Thinking Cap Comedy. It’s no wonder she received the NYC Black Comedy Award for “The Most Thought Provoking Black Female Comic.” And for two consecutive years, Leighann was Harlem Week’s official comedian. (The only other comedian in Harlem Week’s history to earn that distinction was Richard Pryor.)
As a comedic commentator Leighann has pulled pundit duty on VH1, Fox News, and MSNBC giving her informed and funny take on politics, world news and current events., Leighann has also contributed various blogs on online magazines including This Week in Blackness, The Woodhull Institute, The Three Tomatoes, The Huffington Post, and she wrote for the pilot of The Chris Rock Show.
Leighann’s stand-up is frequently heard on XM-Sirius Satellite Radio and appeared on many stand-up comedy shows including Girls Night Out (Lifetime), The Original Def Comedy All Star Jam (HBO), Premium Blend (Comedy Central), The World Stands Up (Comedy Central), Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen, VH1's 40 Most Shocking Celebrity Hair Moments, The View (ABC), Comic Quickies (SiTV), HA! Comedy (Gospel Music Channel) and We Got Next! (ASPIRE TV). Named one of New York’s 10 Hot Comics by Improper Magazine her web site, VeryFunnyLady.com, says it all!
Kindergarten at Antioch School is the group with the smallest range of ages. At some point in the year, each student is six. Kindergarten parents and I spend a good amount of time during conferences talking about what it is like to be six. I often refer them to Ames and Ilg’s series of books about child development, which starts with Your One Year Old and goes to Your Twelve Year Old. When I went to the school library shelves to Find Your Six Year Old, there were no copies left, although I know we had re-ordered a couple within the last few years. The books about two-year-olds and four-year-olds were also missing. In case any parent of a two, four, or six-year-old is in need, I re-ordered copies of all the Ames and Ilg titles for those ages. It is hard to be six (and two and four), as the Ames and Ilg books attest to—dusty copies for ages one, three, Five, seven, eight, and on up remain on the shelf year after year.
It’s always been fascinating for me to observe how the children will want to re-experience the bits and pieces of the Nursery they have enjoyed and, in so doing, will pass these bits and pieces along to the next year’s group. It’s really an Antioch School culture they are creating and building on and passing along. As visiting Kindergartners or returning Nurseries, the children often carry their funny routines, jokes, ways of doing things, favorite songs and most loved stories forward into the following year’s Nursery group — and then those children on into the next, and so on, and so on, year after year.
One of their long-running favorites is what they have named the “Kindergarten joke” also known as “Ann, there aren’t any apples. . . .”
Two Kindergarten snack helpers walk over to the Nursery and say: “Ann, there aren’t any apples. . .”
Matt Cline, from Cline Cinematography, put together this wonderful movie about The Antioch School. The movie was first shown at the 2014 Silent Auction. A big thanks goes out to Matt for his hard work at creating this movie as well as many of the photographs used on this site.
NPR recently aired this story about how researchers are discovering that play helps the brains of children develop better skills for learning. One of the takeaways is that countries with schools that have more recess time tend to have higher academic performance.
Considering that many public schools are cutting recess in order to have more instruction time, maybe they are actually doing more harm than good. This also might help explain why many Antioch School graduates do so well in high school and college even though the Antioch School hasn't followed the push for more and more testing. Listen to the story here.
Seth Godin gave the following talk "Art and Science and Making Things" at World Maker Faire in 2012.
Throughout Seth's talk he touches on the importance of failing. Yet in our culture we tend to ostracize people who fail and discourage taking risks that could lead to failure. As Seth shows, we need to embrace failure and recognize the important role it plays in the process of learning and achieving success.
|Wed Mar 04 @ 7:00PM - |
Parent Discussion - Fostering Positive Self-Esteem
|Thu Mar 05 @ 9:30AM - |
Magic Carpet Concert
|Sat Mar 07 @ 6:00PM - |
Comedy Show and Auction Gala
|Wed Mar 11 @ 1:00PM - |
Opera Maniacs - "Sid the Serpent Who Wanted to Sing"
|Thu Mar 12 @12:15PM - |
|Tue Mar 17 @ 6:30PM - |
Older Group Band and Orchestra Concert
|Thu Mar 19 @12:15PM - |