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Orchardly Park reopening June 30

The city of Oakwood will conduct a grand opening of the newly reconstructed park and playground at Orchardly Park at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 30.  The big event will take place in the park located at the corner of Delaine Avenue and Orchard Drive.  Citizens are invited and encouraged to attend.

Over the past few months, the city has completely rebuilt the park playground areas replacing equipment and amenities that were installed 18 years ago. The new playground includes two separate play areas, one designed for toddlers up to five years old and the other for children ages 5-12.  The new park also includes a state-of-the-art water/splash feature, new restroom facility, miscellaneous site furnishings and park landscaping.

The park is a creation of the local design firm of EnvisionWorks.  Construction was completed by Double Jay Construction, Anderson Masonry and Spectra Floors.

See Orchardly Park Master Plan in photo gallery >

Dayton Playhouse youth performance June 28

Dayton Playhouse will culminate its first ever YouTheatre Summer Camp with a public performance of The Princess & the Pea, No TV and Other Plays written by Ric Averill on Saturday, June 28 at 3 p.m. Samantha Auditore of Oakwood is one of nine Dayton-area children aged 6-13 who participated in an intensive two-week theatre camp incorporating all aspects of performing arts.

“We are so excited about providing this new summer camp opportunity for kids interested in all aspects of the theatre experience – on stage and off,” said Amy Brown, executive and artistic director of the Dayton Playhouse
and director of the new YouTheatre camp.

A variety of Dayton-area theatre professionals coached the children throughout the camp, including Chris Harmon (set design/construction), Josh Hollister (costumes), Alan Bomar Jones (acting), Becky Barrett-Jones (music), Annette Looper (dance), Brenda Ruff (hair/makeup) and Carrie Thurston (stage management). Dayton Playhouse regulars Anita Bachmann and Michael Gist and theatre interns Katelyn Yeager and Megan Gabriel rounded out the instructional staff.

The performance will be held Saturday, June 28, at the Dayton Playhouse, 1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., at 3 p.m. In addition to the play, the children will perform a choreographed piece as well as a song that was taught during the camp. The production will be followed by a reception for the performers and attendees. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for children 13 and under. All tickets will be sold at the door and are general admission.

“We hope everyone will come and see what these very talented kids have put together in just two weeks!” said Brown. For more information please call (937) 424-8477 or

@ the OCC__________________________________________________

June Activities...

PRE-SCHOOL STORY HOUR AT SMITH GARDENS – Join Jennifer Sommer, the Children’s Librarian at Smith Gardens for a magical morning while she reads enchanting stories with your preschooler in mind. Friday, June 27th 10:00 A.M. at Smith Gardens.

2008 BLANKET CONCERT AT SMITH GARDENS – “Stan the Magic Man” Sunday, June 29th, 7:00 P.M.  Stan the Magic Man will perform tricks and magic that will keep you on the edge of your blanket!  In case of rain, concert will be held in the OCC’s Great Room.

At the Wright Library__________________________________________

Born Yesterday at Wright Library June 29

Cool off with a cool movie at Wright Library! Sunday, June 29, at 2 p.m., the library will be showing the terrific 1950 comedy Born Yesterday, starring Oscar-winner Judy Holliday. Uncouth, loud-mouth junkyard tycoon Harry Brock descends upon Washington D.C. to buy himself a congressman or two, bringing with him his mistress, ex-showgirl Billie Dawn. Brock hires newspaperman Paul Verrall to see if he can soften Billie Dawn’s rough edges and make her more presentable in capital society. But Harry gets more than he bargained for as Billie absorbs Verall’s lessons in U.S. history and comes to some enlightening conclusions.

The film will be shown in the library meeting room.  No advance registration is necessary.  Popcorn and drinks provided! Anyone with questions can contact the library at 294-7171.

Kids! Catch the movie bug!

Join us for free buggy movie fun this summer at Wright Library. Bring the entire family! Popcorn will be provided.

Ant Bully - Monday, June 30 at 6 p.m.

The movie will beshown in the Library Meeting Room, and no registration is required.

For more information, please contact the Youth Services Department at 294-7171.

Adult Summer Reading Club includes prizes

Participants in the Adult Summer Reading Club can enter weekly prize drawings for each Wright Memorial Public Library book or digital book they read, or audio book they listen to.  The Grand Prize will be awarded on Aug. 3.  

Enter to win fabulous weekly prizes from Big Sky Bread, Buffalo Wild Wings, C’est Tout, Central Perc, Dayton Dragons, Dayton Opera, Dewey’s Pizza, Fountain Square Cleaners,  Milano’s, Starbucks, Oakwood Florist, Talbot’s, Trader Joe’s, the Victoria Theatre, and Whispers Home.

To participate, just visit Wright Library and check out a book. No advance registration is required. Entry forms for all prizes are available at the library or at the website. Books must be checked out from Wright Library.


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