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Settler Survival Summer Camp signups at Carillon Park

Once again, Carillon Historical Park is proud to present the Settler Survival Summer Camp series! Don’t miss the opportunity for your young one to experience the Miami Valley from an early settler’s perspective. Participate in everyday chores and activities that enabled settlers to survive on the wild frontier. Learn about early firearms, hearth cooking, textiles, and gardening. Share in 1830s fun after the chores are done, including music, treats, and more! The 2008 Settler Survival Summer Camps will take place from July 14 to July 18 and August 4 to August 8. Each series is designed from children ages 8 to 12, and will be held each day from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Cost for this exciting series is just $150.00 for 35 hours of educational fun! Dayton History members receive a $10 discount per child. Two or more camp registrations in the same family receive a $10 discount per child. For more information, contact Alex Heckman at (937) 293-2841, ext. 101 or e-mail

NAHF dinner/ceremony slated for July 18 & 19

For each of previous 46 years, the NAHF has recognized the individual contributions of American air and space pioneers through the enshrinement process and ceremony. The Milton Caniff “Spirit of Flight” Award was created in 1981 to additionally annually acknowledge significant contributions to aviation made by a group or organization. It is named in honor of noted artist and aviation enthusiast, the late Milton Caniff, a longtime NAHF supporter. Among previous recipients of the “Spirit of Flight” Award are the Civil Air Patrol, Doolittle Raiders, Mercury Seven Astronauts, and Tuskegee Airmen.

Founded in 1962 and chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1964, the National Aviation Hall of Fame’s mission is dedicated to honoring America’s outstanding air and space pioneers. The NAHF Learning & Research Center is a 17,250 square-foot facility located adjacent to the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. Admission to the public is free.

Advance reservations to the 2007 NAHF President’s Reception and Dinner and/or the 47th Annual Enshrinement Dinner & Ceremony (July 18 and 19, respectively) are available by calling (937) 256-0944 ext. 10. The enshrinement dinner and ceremony, often referred to as “The Oscar Night of Aviation,” draws an audience of hundreds of aerospace, defense, government and industry leaders, celebrity pilots, as well as NAHF members and previous enshrinees. Seats are $150 per event, per person. The NAHF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, thus a portion of each seat purchased is deductible as allowed by law.

For more information about the X PRIZE Foundation visit For more on the NAHF and the 2008 Enshrinement visit

Rotary recycling pickup scheduled for July 26

The Oakwood Rotary Club is scheduling recycling pickups of paint cans, batteries and pesticides on Saturday, July 26. Oakwood Rotary volunteers will come to your home to collect items that that the weekly trash pickup is not permitted to collect: paint cans, stains, thinners, pesticides and batteries.

Residents are asked to call 296-5155 and leave your name, address, and the items will be collected between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, July 26.

There is no charge for this volunteer service, yet may make a tax-deducatible donation to the Oakwood Rotary Club Foundation” and leave that with the items in a well-marked envelope or mail to P.O. Box 512, Dayton, Ohio 45409.

@ the OCC__________________________________________________


OCC Soccer Camp (Coach Bill Sellers)
July 28-August 1, 5:00-7:00 P.M.
Old River Sports Complex
All boys and girls from grades 2 - 6

OCC Basketball Camps at Orchardly Park (Coach Adam Woessner)
July 14-18
Boys and Girls
Grades 3-5 9:30-10:30
Grades 6-8 10:30-11:30

Tri-Sports Camp  (Coach Andy Seyfang)
July 21-25, 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Boys and Girls entering grades 3, 4, 5, & 6.

Intro Sports Camp Week
August 11-15, 9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Boys and Girls ages 7-10
Old River Sports Complex

Tennis Camp Deuce (Chris Cubbage pro at Hollinger)
July 7-11, 3:30-4:30 P.M. ages 4-6
July 14-18, 3:30-4:30 P.M. ages 7-11
July 21-25, 3:30-4:30 P.M. ages 12-14

At the Wright Library__________________________________________

Live insects to visit Wright Library July 10

Do bees have knees? Do dragonflies sting? Students from the OSU Entomology program will be at Wright Library on Thursday, July 10 at 2 p.m. to talk about the creepy-crawlies around us. Live insects will be present at this program. The program will be held in the Meeting Room. No registration is required. For more information, or to register for the program, 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 Wright Library website. Books must be checked out from Wright Library.

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