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Prenatal yoga classes offered

Inner Dance Yoga Center, 2600 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood, will offer Prenatal Yoga classes, the studio’s latest addition to its roster of holistic health and wellness services, beginning Jan. 30.

The class, from 7-8:15 p.m. Wednesdays, will offer skilled and sensitive instruction in adapted yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques to meet the physical, mental and emotional needs of women in their second and third trimesters.

Yoga’s benefits to mother and child before, during and after birth well-known and gaining widespread attention in the mainstream medical community. A regular practice can increase moms’ energy levels, endurance, breathing capacity and overall fitness, reduces anxiety, strengthens birthing muscles, boosts circulation, improves sleep, eases backaches and other discomforts, facilitates mother-baby bonding and may help prevent post-partum depression.

Instructor Kathi Kizirnis, RYT, has taught yoga since 2004 and also teaches Baby & Me, Family and
Vinyasa classes at Inner Dance.

The cost is $75 for a six-week session; call 293-7457 or 321-7676 to register or for more information.
Inner Dance Yoga Center, one of the area’s oldest yoga instruction facilities, offers private and group yoga classes in various styles, for all levels, as well as medical massage services and Gyrotonic Movement instruction.

Call Director Debbie Stirsman, RYT, at 937-609-YOGA (9642) or visit for more information.

@ the OCC____________________________________________

Signups for Centennial mural starting at OCC

Attention kids!  Help the Oakwood Community Center celebrate Oakwood’s first 100 years!  Sign up today and help create a Centennial Mural, Donnajean Ruble (retired art teacher) will guide the class participants in planning, designing, drawing, and glazing 6 inch ceramic tile to create a 4x4 foot mural.  

Participants will also create their own personal 6-inch tile to take home with them after the class finishes.  The class is limited to 20 children, ages 8-12.  Classes will meet Saturdays from 12:00 noon - 2:45 p.m., Feb. 2, 9, 16, and March 1 & 8.  

Upon completion participants will present the Centennial Mural to Oakwood City Council members at a council meeting later in the spring.  Call the Oakwood Community Center, 298-0775, or stop by 105 Patterson Rd. for more information.

Artemis Center Gala slated for February 23

Escape the cold and the snow and enjoy an “Evening in the Islands” at the 18th Annual Artemis Center Gala on Saturday, Feb. 23, at The Dayton Marriott from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.  

The 2008 Gala features live music from the band CoCoNuts, dinner, dancing, a silent auction and live auction. Beach bums and parrotheads are encouraged to attend. Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available. Individual tickets are $125.  Attire is semi-formal.  Sponsors for the event include lead sponsor, National City Bank and co-sponsors Vectren, WHIO-TV and the Dayton Business Journal.  

Money raised from the Gala supports the adult and children’s programs at Artemis Center. “This is our largest fundraiser and provides critical operating dollars for Artemis Center.  We are so fortunate that the community sees the need and has continued to support this event for almost 20 years.  We truly appreciate National City’s ongoing support and partnership again this year,” said Patti Schwarztrauber, executive director of Artemis Center.

National City is the lead corporate sponsor for the gala.  “National City is proud to again sponsor this wonderful event to benefit Artemis Center,” says Jim Hoehn, President and CEO of National City Bank Southwest Ohio.  

“Artemis – like National City – believes in doing what’s right for the community it serves.  The services they provide to victims of domestic violence make the Miami Valley a safer place to live and work.”

The mission statement of Artemis Center is Leading The Community in its Commitment to End Domestic Violence.  Since 1985, Artemis Center has served more than 60,000 victims of domestic violence in this community by providing advocacy, hotline, court accompaniment, children’s therapy and other services designed to help victims and their children stay safe from violence in their homes.

For tickets or event information, contact Artemis Center at (937) 531-5709.

Wright Library_________________________________________

Superhero program at Wright Library

Calling all Superheroes!  Boys, ages 2 to 6, and their moms are invited to a special superhero program at Wright Library on Monday, February 4, from 1:00   to 2:00 p.m. in the library’s meeting room.
Boys are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero.  They will be entertained with stories and games and the opportunity to make their very own superhero.  Superhero sandwiches will be served.  This program is free, but registration is required.  Registration begins January 22.   Please stop by the Children’s Room or call 294-7171 to register.

Wright Memorial Public Library is located at 1776 Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood.  Their web site is


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