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Concours d’Elegance at Carillon Park Sept. 14

Dayton History’s Carillon Historical Park and the Dayton Concours Committee are pleased to announce that AAA Miami Valley will be the presenting sponsor for the second Dayton Concours d’Elegance at Carillon Park, to be held on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2008. The event will feature antique and classic automobiles on the grounds of the historic park.

The Concours will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The vehicles of Ford, Lincoln, Mercury and Jaguar will be the featured marques for the Concours.  All park exhibits will be open.  Live entertainment from popular local band The Classic Jazz Stompers and a variety of local food and beverages help to make this a day the whole family will enjoy. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 3-17, with children under 3 and all Dayton History members free.  A commemorative program is included with admission.

The weekend kicks off on Saturday afternoon with a driving tour and visit to a local automotive museum.  Saturday evening will feature a casual party on the grounds of the Carillon Historical Park offering a preview of automobiles, live music, food, and beverages. Saturday evening’s Track Party will be held from 6:30 - 11 p.m. Cost is $65 per person and reservations are required.

All proceeds will benefit Dayton History, Montgomery County’s official historical organization.

MVITA dinner slated Sept.18

MVITA (Miami Valley International Trade Association) will hold its Annual Membership Dinner  at the Mathile Theatre at the Schuster Center in Dayton, Ohio on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 5 to 8 pm.

The featured speaker for this dinner will be Mr. John Manzella,  John Manzella is president of Manzella Trade Communications, a strategic communications and global business consultancy, and author of “Grasping Globalization: Its Impact And Your Corporate Response.”

MVITA will also recognize at this dinner the local area recipients of the 2008 Governor’s Excellence in Exporting Award.  The fee for dinner is: $50 for MVITA members, $60 for non-members and $30 for students. For more information, call MVITA at 937-226-8482 or e-mail

At the Wright Library______________________

Child library card sign-ups underway

September is Library Card Sign-up Month, and Wright Library wants to make sure that your child has the smartest card of all – a library card.

Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school and are more likely to continue to use the library as a source of lifelong learning.

To receive a library card for your child, the parent needs to show a photo ID with a current address, such as a driver’s license. If your ID does not have your current address, you may use a photo ID along with another proof of current address such as a recent utility bill. Anyone living in state of Ohio is eligible for a Wright Library card.

This year, students at Harman and Smith Elementary Schools who do not already have a Wright Library card can sign up for one and help their class win a pizza party at the Library! Each child will receive an application form at school. Students, along with a parent, can drop off the application at the Library. Once the student has a card number, write the number on the attached bookmark and submit it to the student’s teacher by the end of September. Students who already have a library card can just submit the bookmark with their library card number.

The class that has the most kids with library cards will be invited to Wright Library for a pizza party! For more information, please contact the Youth Services Department at 294-7171.

Baby Sign Lanuage at Wright Library!

Wright Memorial Public Library is honored to host Tricia Webber of “Love to Sign” on Monday, Sept. 15 at 10:15 a.m. for a 20 minute program of songs and stories in American Sign Language. The program, which is aimed at children age 3 and under, will teach useful, developmentally-appropriate signs to children and their caregivers.

Ms. Webber is a parent, an Ohio certified teacher, and a certified Level 1 Sign2Me presenter. Her website may be found at

Mrs. G. will host a “playtime” immediately following Ms. Webber’s presentation. Caregivers must attend with the children. The program will be held in the Library Meeting Room, and no registration is necessary. For more information, please contact the Youth Services Department at 294-7171.

Big Brothers/ Big Sisters event at Wright Library

Wright Library will be hosting a Dance, Dance Revolution party for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and their matches on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 2-3 p.m. Compete against other matches, enjoy snacks, and have fun! There will also be a brief overview of a new book discussion group for BB/BS matches.

This program is a free match event. Registration is strongly encouraged. To register for this event, please contact the Youth Services Department at 294-7171.

@ the OCC...

Free Friday Night Open Fields 

Fridays, Sept. 5 – Oct. 24, 5 – 8:30 p.m.  

Come to Old River Sports Complex behind the Dayton Daily News and the Marriott, for open soccer fields. Just want to practice your shot, or have a pick up game with co-workers...then make plans to join us.

Football 101 

Tuesdays, Sept. 9 & 16, 7– 8:30 p.m.

Do you watch football and not know what or why the referees are calling penalties?  Are you a football fanatic and want to know more about the rules?  Is your son starting football for the first time?  Then sign up for Football 101 with retired Conference USA referee Terry Williams.  This two day class will cover the basic rules, advanced rules and some of the more obscure rules still on the books. Open to all ages.


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