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Frank Lloyd Wright Samara House lecture Feb. 22

On Friday, Feb. 22, from 7-8:30 p.m. a lecture on Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara house will be given by Thomas A. Heinz, AIA, at the Bayley Auditorium, Barbara Deer Kuss Science Center, Wittenberg University (corner of Bill Edwards Drive & Plum Street), Springfield, Ohio.

In the late 1950s, John and Kay Christian, a young couple from West Lafayette, Indiana, started to toy with the idea of their future dream home. Intrigued by the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, they approached him not knowing it would launch them into one of the most fascinating adventures of their life.

Heinz will discuss the 1956 Samara house, claimed as one of his favorite buildings by Wright, in the broader context of the famous architect’s work. Heinz, an architect himself, has worked on more than forty Frank Lloyd Wright buildings’ restorations and reconstructions. He has written 30 books and taken over 100,000 photographs of Wright’s work. His lecture coincides with an exhibition of the same title, on display at the Westcott House and Springfield Museum of Art.

Single Lecture Admission: $5, Free to WHF Members and Students with a valid I.D. For tickets, call: 937-327-9291 or stop by The Westcott House Museum Store Tickets will also be available 15 minutes prior to all the lectures.

Personal learning series offered Feb. 26

Innovative InterChange Associates is pleased to announce, due to demand, a second winter 2008 Personal Learning Series. The series, starting on Feb. 26, is a series of three in-depth workshops which will challenge attendees to take risks and transform.

“We had a sell-out crowd at our fall and first winter Personal Learning Series. We are excited about our second winter session and promise our clients they will embrace change and begin to understand their behavior and its impact on their relationships, both professional and personal,” said Kathy Hollingsworth, president of Innovative InterChange Associates.

To register for the Personal Learning Series or to obtain additional information on Innovative InterChange Associates, please contact Kim Snow at or 937.293.3119. Space is limited. Innovative Interchange Associates is a consulting firm which offers in-depth communication, management and leadership skills training.

Hawthorn Hill regular tour schedule returns

Tours of the Wright home, Hawthorn Hill, will be conducted on Wednesdays and Saturdays for those who have made advance, prepaid reservations. Tours will depart Carillon Historical Park via shuttle van promptly at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  

This unique experience is sure to be popular and space is limited to no more than 10 visitors per tour. The regular ticket price is $12 per person. A special combination ticket for admission to both Carillon Historical Park and Hawthorn Hill is available for $15 per person.  Dayton History members receive a discounted ticket price of $10 per person.  Call Guest Services for additional information or to make a reservation:  937-293-2841 or toll-free at 1-877-BE-HISTORY.

Due to an exciting partnership between Dayton History and The Wright Family Foundation, Hawthorn Hill, the Oakwood mansion that Orville Wright called home for nearly 35 years, will also be available for educational tours.  Dayton History will conduct the tours while the Foundation will continue to own and manage the property.

This joint venture marks the first time that the structure will be accessible on a regular basis for members of the general public.

At the Wright Library__________________________________________

‘School’s Out Movies’ at Wright Library Feb. 22

The Youth Services Department at Wright Library will be hosting a “School’s Out Movie” on Friday, Feb. 22. Since the Oakwood schools are on winter break that Friday, the Library will be showing movies in the meeting room. Join us for the movie and popcorn.  The entire family can come!

For grades 1-5, “Underdog” will be showing from 1 to 2:30 p.m. A bumbling watchdog named Shoeshine finds that he has superpowers after a lab accident. When he is adopted by a 12-year-old boy he becomes lovable canine hero Underdog and saves the citizens of Capitol City from evil Simon Barsinister. The movie is based on the old cartoon series of the same name and is rated PG.

At 3 p.m., for grades 6-12, we will show “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” Based on Ann Brashares’ best selling novel, this film takes viewers through a very special summer for a group of four 16-year-old friends who are separated for the first time. The girls find a magical pair of jeans that fits each of them perfectly, and they use this enchanted outfit as a way to keep in touch. The film is rated PG.

The movies are free and no registration is required.

@ the OCC____________________________________________

Girl Power

This unique clinic offered by Oakwood Safety Office Glen Evans is a must for all Oakwood females ages 11 and up. Officer Evans will hold this clinic at the OCC on Tuesday, Feb. 26 from 7–9 p.m.  This clinic will help females have fun while discovering personal safety empowerment and self defense skills.  Officer Evans will show women how to avoid danger and have a plan to deal with potentially dangerous people.  Become more aware of how predators think and what they look for in a victim.  High school seniors heading off to college campuses in the fall should plan to attend this clinic.  Register now, space is limited.

Centennial mural signups underway

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 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.

Egg Coloring and Pictures with the Easter Bunny

Children 10 and under, sign up to color eggs and have your picture taken with the Easter bunny on Wednesday, March 12.  You can sign up for one of two times and space is limited.  Each child will color six eggs, take a picture with the Easter bunny and receive a special gift.  Registration ends Sunday, March 9.  Call the Oakwood Community Center at 298-0775, or stop by 105 Patterson Rd. for more information.

Family 2-on-2 Basketball Tournament

This Round Robin half court basketball tournament is open to any Oakwood child in third through sixth grade and a related adult (example teams: father/daughter, aunt/nephew, etc.)  Teams will be split into a boys and girls division.  If there are not enough teams to split into two divisions, we will integrate boys and girls together like in past years.  Teams will be place in divisions according to grade level and gender of the youth.  The adult player must be 18 years of age or older.  Saturday, March 8 at Edwin D. Smith Elementary Gym.  Call the Oakwood Community Center at 298-0775, or stop by 105 Patterson Rd for more information.

Youth Volleyball

Attention Boys and Girls in the 4th, 5th, & 6th grade...Youth Volleyball registration ends Sunday, Feb. 24!  Julie Thompson and Kelly Neff will teach you the basics of this fun and fast paced sport.  All participants will report to Edwin D. Smith School on Tuesday, March 4 at 6:00 P.M.  There is still space so come in to the Oakwood Community Center, 105 Patterson Rd. and sign up today!.

OCC Kiddie Spring Sports

OCC Spring Sports registration is underway!  Kickball for ages 5, and in Kindergarten and first grade.  T-ball for ages 1 and 2 grade, and coach pitch for 2-4 grades.  These three sports are coed and recreational in format. Please call Dan Ruble 298-0775, or stop by 105 Patterson Rd. for more information.

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