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«February 23, 2008 - March 24, 2008»
02 / 23
Start: 11:00 am
End: 1:30 pm

NOTE, THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT SATURDAY! OUR CONSULTANTS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE WEATHER...I just called Laurana and we thought that we'd also get better turnout if this is during our monthly meeting. We don't really have much for the agenda, so plan on coming March 1 for Strategic Planning!

Start: 7:00 pm
End: 11:59 pm

A simple get-together at the house of Mark Jeffers, Jayson Kinsey & Ben Mauntler.
1031 Creighton Ave
Note that Creighton is one-way. Once you turn onto Creighton from Argyle, my house is second on the left (Not as close to Wyoming as map shows).
Activities will included (but are not limited to): ping pong, euchre, music, laughs.

Start: 7:01 pm
End: 9:02 pm

come one, come all! we have another gathering set thanks to the fantastically fabulous miss laurana, who's offering up her space again. here's the info:

Saturday, Feb 23, 7 to 9 p.m.
at Laurana Wong's studio space on Front Street:
1001 E 2nd St 3465
enter the B-C doors, go to the end of the hall, take the stairs up to the 3rd floor, the space is on the left toward the end of the hall.

once again, bring fabric, bring ideas, bring snacks, bring beverages, bring a friend!

02 / 24
02 / 25
Start: 5:00 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Circus/Sandstorm Collaboration Meeting
Monday February 25
The Events Space in The Cannery
520 E 3rd St

Our first brainstorming meeting last night went spectacularly well! I am super-excited about our upcoming collaborative event on April 5th. We plan to set up a bazaar type atmosphere with vendors "lining the streets". Several bands will play that night, art will be hanging on the walls, Lily will do Henna, and, of course, the beautiful ladies from Sandstorm will belly-dance.

02 / 26
02 / 27
Start: 5:30 pm
End: 7:00 pm

Concurrent with Burrito Jam, so bring your favorite tortilla filling, a musical instrument and an appetite to the James/Brown House at 153 Illinois Ave (Map), along with ideas and progress reports to share regarding our building!

02 / 28
Start: 7:01 pm
End: 10:01 pm

hear ye, hear ye, the second second gathering is set, so sayeth me ...

thursday, february 28, 7pm

check the blog for all the info! c.

02 / 29
Start: 5:30 pm
End: 6:15 pm

Are you as mad about leap year as I am?!? Let's take our passion to the streets. We'll start at Books and Company and march around The Green. Dress for the weather! Immediately followed by warm beverages at the coffee shop theree. Bring drums, flags, and anti-leap day propaganda!

WHERE: The Greene, Books & Company (courtyard side)
WHEN: 5:30 PM Friday, March 1st (Well, it should be March 1st, but if you look at the calender, it will say "February 29". Hrumph! As if there was such a date!)

ALSO: Oregon District - Paccia Cafe
WHEN: 4:30 PM
yay! let's sread the word!!

Sign making at the Burrito Jam on Wednesday went great!

see the original discussion

Start: 8:00 pm
End: 10:00 pm

Mrs. Robinson, our department's 70-something secretary, is going to be singing the blues tonight at Jazz Central on East Third. There will be karaoke at intermission. Should be a good time, especially if your idea of a good time is seeing city employees make fools of themselves on stage (or maybe that's just me).
$5 cover

03 / 1
Start: 7:30 am
End: 5:00 pm

Mar. 1 ~ 14th Annual Miami Valley Gardening Conference
Five Rivers MetroParks; Sinclair Community College, 444 W. Third St.; 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Start: 1:00 pm
End: 3:00 pm

March Circus Meeting
Saturday March 1

Front Street studio #3465
1001 E 2nd St (Enter thru B-C doors and go to the 3rd floor)

This meeting is for steering the direction of our collaborative project.

Open to the public.
Mandatory for The Board of Trustees.

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03 / 5
Start: 5:30 pm
End: 9:59 pm

The tradition lives on at James/Brown House! Join us for burritos, music, and a relaxing evening of revelry - Circus style.

5:30 pm
153 Illinois (Google Map)

We'll move to South Park Tavern around 10:00 pm for open mic night featuring Manny Cavallero, Brandon Hawk, Miranda Pennington and other friends of the circus.

Shirt making - bring a 50/50 cotton/polyester blend shirt, preferably a dark color. Check out pics here! I've got a few extra shirts from the good people at goodwill, too. It takes about five minutes to do and another twenty for it to dry.

03 / 6
Start: 9:00 am
End: 1:30 pm

As you may know, I'm volunteering on the Creative Region Initiative
Richard Florida's folks ( are wondering if there are any artists that would be willing/able to sketch the groups' ideas during the workshop. This will help inspire and communicate ideas during the press conference at 4pm.
So if you're confident in your drawing abilities and would like an opportunity to take part in the workshop, please volunteer! Lunch will be provided.
Post here or e-mail me at

Start: 4:00 pm
End: 5:30 pm

A press conference will be held on March 6, 4:00pm, at the Cannery Art and Design Center, 434 E Third Street, Dayton. This is an opportunity for the broader public to hear the results of the work among the community Catalysts and Richard Florida’s Creative Class Group. As well, it is an opportunity for the broader community to get involved in an initiative.

Please come to this, Circus freaks!!!!

Start: 9:00 pm

The Pearl Night Club
101 S Saint Clair St
Dayton, OH 45402
9pm to 2am
Proceeds will go to prepare for Dayton’s Rally for Darfur in April. We will be bringing in a survivor(s) and others to speak as well as have providing education and entertainment in Downtown Dayton.

03 / 7
Start: 5:30 pm
End: 6:30 pm

Property Viewing
Friday March 7
Meet at 137 E 3rd St

Please join us to look at three possible properties for The Circus to rent until we buy our own building. We'll be viewing 137, 110, 112 E 3rd St. We'll meet at the 137 address at 5:30pm sharp.

Here's what we know about the 137 property (the 110 and 112 spaces are similar but in much nicer shape):

137 E Third St.
Dayton, OH 45402 Map
Submarket: Downtown/City of Dayton
Intersection: 3rd & St Clair

03 / 8
Start: 9:30 am
End: 12:30 pm

What this training is:
This facilitation training is an overview of facilitation for people who hold meetings frequently. The training will create awareness of the skills a facilitator uses to help meetings flow smoothly as well as when to call a trained facilitator. The training will provide simple skills anyone can use to lead meetings.

When and Where:

Start: 10:00 am
End: 11:00 am

Rescheduled due to snow - March 16 at 11:30 am

Start: 12:30 pm
End: 3:00 pm

Brian will not be able to make it March 8th as planned. Thankfully, this came up before printing went out on the flyers! Postponed until further notice, most likely in early May.

Studio B
Art Street (UD Campus)
Non-mandatory donation at door benefits Dayton's Circus Creative Collective
Seating is limited, reservations available upon request via phone at (937) 789-0591 or e-mail

(read on for details)

03 / 9
03 / 10
Start: 8:00 pm
End: 9:30 pm

Planning meeting for Raks Mystique show on April 5
Monday March 10
My Studio at 1001 E 2nd St, #3465 (B-C door)

We're dotting our i's and crossing our t's to get ready for this big event! Please join us to organize. We still need visual artists to show their work for the evening! If you're interested, come to the meeting, leave a comment here, or contact me.

The most current version of our press release (any feedback?):

Raks Mystique

brought to you by The Circus Creative Collective & Sandstorm Dance Company
Saturday April 5th 2008
520 E. 3rd St in The Cannery

03 / 11
03 / 12
Start: 11:45 am
End: 1:00 pm

March greetings from Dayton Metro Library’s Grants Information Center.

FUNd Brownbag Lunches continue next week and are scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, March 12, 2008: “A Grantmaker Becomes a Grantseeker.” Connie McKamey, Grants Manager, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, will share the insights she has developed in her transition from a grantmaking position with a corporation to a grantseeking position with a nonprofit organization.

Start: 5:30 pm
End: 6:30 pm

Earth Day Show meeting!

Start: 6:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm

come to the james/brown house for BURRITO NIGHT lots of music, fun, good folks. Last one for a couple weeks...

Google Map here

Going out to open mic at the South Park Tavern afterwards!

03 / 13
Start: 5:30 pm
End: 7:30 pm

Several good people will be joining us to discuss the future of our long-term building project at 15 McDonough, as well as the short-term (Exciting!) building we're looking into downtown.

03 / 14
Start: 5:00 pm
End: 11:29 pm

Well if I thought my plate was already overflowing enough, hey lets open a gallery or subsidiary of Goloka that is just about the work and not about the work. By this I mean a place to show work without the process of. A gallery for solo shows. Who ever thought that I would find myself throwing a ' cheese block art show' but here we go. I would like for you to join me for the opening of Goloka Gallery (Oregon Division) on Fri. March 7th at 521 5th street. 5 to whenever. Also Opening the same night will Be Mike Elsass' new gallery 'Color of Energy' and Francine Riley's gallery 'Visceral'.

03 / 15
Start: 1:00 pm
End: 3:00 pm

One meeting this month is not enough! Let's have:

Another March Circus Meeting
Saturday March 15

Front Street studio #3465
1001 E 2nd St (Enter thru B-C doors and go to the 3rd floor)

This meeting is for steering the direction of our collaborative project.

Open to the public.
Mandatory for The Board of Trustees.

Agenda Topics:
Call for consensus on bylaws
Call for consensus to pay show organizers and performers for their work (if they wanna be paid in the first place)
The Sideshow 3

Please comment below to add topics to the agenda.

Start: 3:15 pm
End: 4:00 pm

Saturday March 15
(directly after our meeting)
20 Jefferson St

We got a viewing of some interesting rental properties yesterday, and the guy has more to show! He also expressed his interest (several times, actually) in working with us to see that we inhabit his property. It all sounds very promising. I'm very excited to see the inside of 20 Jefferson St. It looks dreamy from the outside!

Let's take a fieldtrip together after our meeting on Saturday!

03 / 16
Start: 12:00 am

Deadline for submissions to The Sideshow 2008 is March 16th.

Share your work at The Sideshow, an event of grand proportions!

Friday May 16th and Saturday May 17th 2008
At a venue in Downtown Dayton (To Be Announced)

Start: 11:30 am
End: 12:30 pm

Free Meditation Instruction

Due to snow, the open house has been resceduled to:
Sunday March 16th, 2008
11:30am - 12:30pm
3153 Lantz Rd, Beavercreek (map)

"Happiness is not anywhere outside. It is in our fixing the attention, in the steadiness of disposition, and in the withdrawal of our mind. Those who know this secret need not search for happiness outside."

- Shri Ram Chandra

03 / 17
03 / 18
03 / 19
Start: 7:30 pm
End: 9:30 pm

Shut down while I'm out of town... unless someone wants to host Burrito Jam at their house?


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03 / 24
Start: 6:00 pm
End: 6:30 pm

Monday, March 24, at 6:00 p.m. about 100 people are needed (all ages welcome- no dress
requirement) to help make a film for the Dayton Playhouse’s upcoming production of
Oedipus Cycle: epic stories of destiny, love, betrayal, and self-discovery. The time
commitment is very minimal, maybe 1/2 hour. Taping will take place in front of the Bell
Tower at Carillon Park. Bring anyone you can get your hands on.....even people off
the street! If they do not have enough response, the taping will be rescheduled. If you are

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