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DCOWA talk on Berlin January 10

A talk on Berlin, Germany hosted by the Dayton Council on World Affairs will be given at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 33 W. Dixon Ave., Oakwood on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008 at 1 p.m. Cost is $3.  

Tom and Mary Ellen Graham’s trip to Germany, and Berlin in particular, is connected to the Friendship Force exchange program. The presentation will highlight their personal story, and will include valuable information on Friendship Force and describe exchanges with details drawn from their experiences with the Berlin club and hosts there.

Mary Ellen is a retired language arts teacher and Tom is an emeritus professor of Physics from UD. They have taken part in Friendship Force exchanges in Canada, Wales, Latvia, and Russia in addition to Germany. They’ve hosted club members from Germany, Canada and Russia.

For reservations, contact the DCOWA office at 229-2319 or e-mail by Jan. 7.

Peace concert at CUMC Jan. 6

The Third Annual “Performing Arts for Peace” Concert will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 3440 Shroyer Road in Kettering, at 7 p.m. p.m. on Jan. 6, 2008.  

The program will include:

* Chinese ribbon dancer Esther Yu
* Middle Eastern dance by Sandstorm Dance Company
* Gospel singer Mildred Craft
* Poetry readings by Gary Mitchner and Jim Hughes
* Music by David Coffey and pianist Steffin Johnson
* Singing by the Lower Miami Church of the Brethren Trio
* Reading by Sharon Rab of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize
* The Dayton Boy’s Choir
* Tony Dallas reading from Sophocles’ Antigone
* Barry Milligan reading war letter to families

The event will be emceed by former Sinclair Professor of English Gary Mitchner. A reception will follow the performance, which is a fundraiser for the work being done by volunteers from the Dayton International Peace Museum.

Musica holiday concert Jan. 6 at LCOS

Join Musica! on Sunday, Jan. 6, 3 p.m. at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 155 Thruston Blvd., for its “The Long and Winding Road”

This 15th Season Celebration holiday concert was rescheduled from December. The highlight of this concert will be the merging of harp, marimba, guitar, and voices for Conrad Susa’s “Carols and Lullabies – Christmas in the Southwest”, a collection of Spanish carols. Old and new sounds of the Season will also be heard.

Tickets are $15 adults, $12 seniors and students. Tickets dated Dec. 15-16 2007 will be honored.

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Adult ballet offered at OCC

Join Miss Camille for a stimulating ballet class designed especially for women.  Let the hustle and bustle of your busy day ebb away as you immerse yourself in stretches aimed at releasing tension and stress.  Class will do elementary/intermediate ballet techniques to beautiful classical music.  This class is a must for those that have danced before or for those that have dreamed of dancing in a non-competitive supportive environment.

Class will meet on Thursdays beginning Jan. 10 and running through Feb. 14 from 1-2:15 p.m. at the OCC. Participants must have ballet shoes. Dress can be leotards and tights or soft flexible workout attire.

For additional information call the OCC at 298-0775.

Youth Open Gym

Hey, K through 6th grades!  What’s a fun way to pass winters Sunday afternoons?  Play basketball with your friends at Edwin D. Smith School, 1701 Shafor Blvd.  Parents you are invited to stay and supervise this fun activity.  No sessions on the Sunday before or after a schools are off. 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. schedule subject to change with out notice.

Adult Open Gym

Open Gym is held Tuesday nights to area men and women interested in a game or two of pick-up basketball. There is no residency requirement; however proof of residency is required.  8:30-10 p.m. $1 (Resident), $2 (Non-Resident), schedule subject to change with out notice.

Miami Valley Home Improvement Show Jan. 10-13

Hara Arena is bringing it home with heart at the 2008 Miami Valley Home Improvement Show. The award-winning show returns with all the exhibits, seminars and special features that the Miami Valley has come to expect.

Patrons can visit with home improvement specialists at over 120 displays, attend free seminars and do-it-yourself demon strations. Four impressive landscaping feature areas will give a preview of the blossoms and foliage to come. HGTV’s Matt and Shari will also be making a guest appearance on Saturday.

Show hours are Thursday, Jan. 10 & Friday, Jan. 11 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is only $6 for adults, free for kids under the age of 15. Parking is free.

For more information on the show, visit the Hara website at

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