Also featuring photos from our monthly supplement...

The Dayton Women's Club


That Day in May, this year being held on Saturday, May 17,  packs a number of activities into one day of fun and celebration. Now in its 33th year, this special “day” has become a signature celebration sponsored by both the City of Oakwood and the Oakwood Rotary Club.

As always, That Day in May is heralded by a music concert in the Oakwood High School Stadium, sponsored by the Oakwood Fraternal Order of Police. For tickets or ticket information call 284-8212. In case of rain the concert will be held in the high school auditorium.

Saturday’s schedule

Pancake Breakfast 8 - 11:30 a.m. OHS Cafeteria

Tickets on sale at the OCC:

Advance sale - $5/Adult, $3/Children (11 & Under)

Price day of event - $6/Adult

Silent Auction 8 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. OHS Cafeteria Hallway

Fun Run 8:30 a.m. OHS Stadium

5K & 10K Runs 9 a.m. OHS Stadium

Community Parade 12 Noon Peach Orchard & Far Hills Ave.

Parade proceeds North on Far Hills Ave. to Delwood Ave.

Games & Rides 12 Noon - 4 p.m. OHS Stadium

Chalk Drawing Contest Afternoon Shafor Blvd. near Baseball Field

Displays & Refreshments 12 Noon - 4 p.m. Green Space - OHS Stadium

Proceeds benefit:

The Oakwood Rotary Foundation, which in turn supports:

• College Student Scholarships

• Local Civic Projects

• International Humanitarian Programs

• Polio Eradication Campaign

• Foreign Exchange Students

33rd Oakwood Fun Run, 5K & 10K Runs

Oakwood Rotary is sponsoring the Oakwood Run for That Day in May again this year.  A Fun Run, 5K and 10K run will start behind Oakwood High School on Saturday, May 17, 2008.  Registration begins at 7 a.m. and closes at 8:15 a.m. for Fun Run and 8:30 a.m. for 5K and 10K.

The Fun Run is free, but a $10 fee for a 100 percent cotton T-shirt.  The fee is $15.00 for 5K and 10K with T-shirt, if postmarked by May 12, 2008 and $20 the day of the Run.  Ohio River Road Runners Club Members fee is $5 pre-registered or $10 Race Day without T-shirt.  

There are eleven (11) age divisions for each run from under 14, to 60 and over, for male and female runners. The 5K and 10K courses are scenic and challenging throughout the city of Oakwood.  Awards in 5K and 10K Runs will be presented for the fastest three times in each of the eleven age divisions.

Run Oakwood for Awards to the top three runners in all divisions, Stylish T-shirts, and enjoy the scenic and challenging course.

Proceeds benefit Oakwood Rotary Foundation which supports college scholarships, local civil projects, international humanitarian programs, Polio Eradication Campaign and foreign exchange students.

Sponsors include : Lebanon Citizens National Bank, Sebaly Shillito + Dyer, A Legal Professional Association, Routsong Funeral Home, Arrow Wine Stores, and Oakwood Rotary Club.

Register early and be eligible for Door Prize Drawings :

For a registration form and map of the Run Route contact Marty Beyer at

For registration form pick up a hard copy of The Oakwood Register and turn to page 27.

For a printable registration form click here .

To register by mail send registration form with name, address and a check payable to:

Oakwood Rotary
c/o Marty Beyer
Sebaly Shillito + Dyer
1900 Kettering Tower
Dayton, Ohio 45423

To register on line: and click on RACES

To register by fax:

Send registration form (with credit card #) to Oakwood Rotary Run, c/o Marty Beyer.
Fax # 937-222-6554.

Call Marty Beyer at 937-222-2500 for more information.

Other events of That Day in May (Saturday, May 17) include Pancake Breakfast at Oakwood High School cafeteria all morning, the Parade at noon, Silent Auction from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Children’s Games noon to 4 p.m., and Battle of Bands 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Oakwood Film Festival at 1 pm

The Oakwood Jr./Sr. High School Film Club will be sponsoring the sixth annual Oakwood Film Festival on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 1 pm in the high school auditorium during That Day in May.

Film age groups are:

K- second grade
third – fifth grade
sixth – eighth grade
ninth – twelfth grade
community members

If you would like to help sponsor the film festival, call Debbie Smith at 937-297-5325 or email

That Day in May tables!

Attention Oakwood Residents and Community Groups! If you wish to reserve a table for That Day in May to be held on May 17, 2008, please contact Debbie Hershey at 294-5854 or

There is no fee for non-profit community groups. Vendors will be charged a $50 non-refundable fee.

Setting up a table at That Day in May is a great way to advertise to the community about what you or your group is trying to do. It is also a terrific marketing tool to attract new members to your group. See you there!

Fleurs de Fete slated for May 18 at Carillon Park

Join us Sunday, May 18 for the 17th annual Fleurs de Fete from 1-4 p.m. at Carillon Historical Park. This event has evolved into the Dayton Region’s signature wine event. The Dayton Independents are a group of local dining establishments who are committed to giving the best independent restaurant experience the Miami Valley has to offer. This year, the Dayton Independents have committed to proving this event is just as much about food as it is about wine.  “Many of our restaurants have participated in this event for years and we are proud to be a part of a uniquely Dayton event for such a great cause,” said Dayton Independents Organizer, Natalie Seto.

The Fleurs de Fete planning committee is proud to welcome Dayton’s landmark restaurants owned by Daytonians supporting the event’s cause, which is to raise money for Wellness Connection programs and helping to fulfill the organization’s mission to be the Dayton Region’s heart and cancer resource for prevention, education and support for people living with disease; local businesses supporting a local cause.

A ticket gets you in the gate, and allows you to swirl, sniff and sip over 300 wines from around the world and taste gourmet food samples from Dayton’s finest restaurants. We provide your souvenir plates and glasses. Other highlights include the live and silent auction and live jazz music. For ticket information call Wellness Connection at 937-223-4117 Ext. 107.

Club has opened doors free May 12 - 18

As part of the national Get Active America! Campaign, Urban Active, 4494 Walnut St., The Greene in Beavercreek, Ohio, has opened its doors free to the public Monday, May 12 until Sunday, May 18.

This special Get Active America! Open House will allow residents of Oakwood/Dayton to take exercise classes and use the facilities at Urban Active free of charge. Current Urban Active members will also be invited to bring a friend or family member in free throughout the week and enjoy access to the club’s trainers, state-of- the-art exercise equipment and an array of exercise classes.  

Please visit for more information about club amenities or call 427-0700.

@ the OCC_____________________________________________

Enroll for OCC Summer Camps Today

Summer in Shafor, Hodge Podge, Kiddie Kamp, Art Camp, Ballet, Cheerleading, Jazz, Bicycle Camps, Tennis, Tumbling, Tap, Jazzy Gym, Soccer, Basketball, Tri-Sports, Chinese Culture Camp, Birthday Games and Crafts

Stop by the Oakwood Community Center, 105 Patterson Rd. to sign up for these camps and more!


top of page


The Oakwood Register
site design by Hamilton Innovative