Oberlin Community News Bulletin

Women in Sports Mentor Future Athletes in Play Like a Girl Event

Oberlin athletics will hold the annual Play Like a Girl clinic where girls ages 5-14 can come play their favorite sport or try something new with Oberlin College women’s varsity athletes and coaches. Play Like a Girl is 1–4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10, with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Come to Philips gym (200 Woodland Street) to hang out with female athletes, have a snack, and learn more about basketball, soccer, lacrosse, volleyball, field hockey, tennis, and softball.

Allen Memorial Art Museum Hosts Tour of Japanese Art Exhibit

Curator of Asian Art Kevin Greenwood will give a casual, in-gallery tour of his Nature and Nostalgia in Early 20th-Century Japanese Art exhibit at the Allen Memorial Art Museum. The exhibit focuses on a moment in history when Japan was rapidly becoming more urban and industrialized. In response, many artists created works that romanticized rural life and returning to nature, often masking the chaotic period in Japan’s history. The tour will start at 10:15 a.m. on Feb. 15 in the King Sculpture Court at the AMAM, 87 North Main Street.

Big Parade Workshops Encourage Creativity

The Big Parade is an exciting and inclusive community-wide celebration that highlights Oberlin’s creativity and ingenuity. The Oberlin Public Library is offering several Big Parade workshops, giving community members the opportunity to explore their artistic abilities, as well as learn more about the work that goes into creating Big Parade puppets and floats. All workshops will take place at the Oberlin Public Library and will run from 1–4 p.m. Drop-ins are welcome. The first workshop on Feb. 9 will focus on teaching simple origami. Local origami expert James Peake will lead attendees in creating animal figures out of paper.