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YS Fling in the Springs Sept. 19

Yellow Springs invites the region with a special invitation to all college students to attend the Friday Fling in the Springs on Sept. 19.  It’s an opportunity to experience this vibrant village as downtown stays hopping late in the evening with most locations open until 9 or later.

Live music abounds including Slipstream with Jeanne Ulrich at the Emporium from 6:30 to 10, the folk rock guitar and vocals of Kathy Simpson at Déjà Vu and then at Peach’s Grill where The Sewing Circle will be performing starting at 10 for a modest cover charge.  

Other entertainment includes first run films at the Little Art Theatre at 7 and 9. Those over 21 can partake in the wine tasting at the Emporium from 6:30 to 10 and learn all about brewing your own beer with craft beer tasting at Main Squeeze.  

Art lovers and treasure seekers can find hidden art treasures all around town as you explore more than 30 shops and galleries and 15 eateries.

Family Day at USAF Museum

Learn all about kites, ejection seats and parachutes during Family Day on Sept. 20 at the museum. Designed for children and adults of all ages, Family Day offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy, including aerospace demonstration stations, adventures and storytime from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More information is available at

Memory Walk slated at Carillon Park Sept. 21

Hundreds of Miami Valley residents are on the MOVE to end Alzheimer’s disease!  The Alzheimer’s Association, Miami Valley Chapter, will hold it’s 18th annual Memory Walk for Alzheimer’s disease on Sunday, Sept. 21, at 12:30 p.m., on the grounds of Dayton History at Carillon Park, in Dayton, OH.  

The walker registration fee is $25 person and includes an official Memory Walk T-shirt, lunch, and entertainment.  There is no registration fee for residents of care facilities and children ages 0-8
years.  (Only those who pay the registration fee will receive a T-shirt.)  

To register as a walker, a team, or to make a donation, contact the Alzheimer’s Association, Miami Valley Chapter at (937) 291-3332 or visit

3rd annual Dayton Peace Festival Sept. 21

The Third Annual Dayton Peace Festival, from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21 at Courthouse Square in Dayton, will feature live jazz, folk, rap, pop and world beat music. There will also be Chinese, Bosnian and step dancing, games and crafts for children, as well as many other peace exhibits and activities.

Sponsored by the Dayton International Peace Museum, the Dayton Peace Festival is part of the U.N.-sanctioned worldwide Peace One Day celebration held annually on Sept. 21.

The Peace Festival stage will feature popular local performers, including Puzzle of Light, the Dave Cousino Band, Steven Gregory, Oakwood’s own Jesse Remnant, Four Nice Guys and Dayton rapper Jeremy Nunn. The new Dayton Peace Choir will debut with a repertoire of songs of peace.

Cultural dances from China and Bosnia, as well as a Step team from Central State will complement the music. Seattle actor Bernie Meyers will address the crowd as Mahatma Gandhi. And special guest Pastor Daryl Ward of Omega Baptist Church will speak about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s World House concept of world peace.
This family-friendly event will have a special kids’ area featuring cooperative games, peace crafts to make, face painting, and other creative ways to celebrate peace. The PeaceMobile will be open for touring. 

A new feature at this year’s Peace Festival will be the Violent Toy Exchange. While quantities last, children and families can swap toy weapons and violent video games for more peaceful toys or school supplies. Retired WSU professor David Hurwitz will create a unique peace sculpture out of the toys turned in.

The Peace Museum’s Big Dove, popular with the under-tens last year, will also be working the crowd for dance partners, “high-fives for peace” and photo ops. Plenty of food will be available for purchase.  Peace T-shirts, bumper stickers, jewelry and crafts as well as fair trade and unique peace gifts will be on sale from the Museum’s Peace Shop and other vendors.

MVH South offers cooking demonstration Sept. 24 

Premier HeartWorks is offering a heart healthy cooking demonstration Sept. 24 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Miami Valley South Health Center.  During the two- hour class participants will learn how to modify their favorite recipes in order to reduce fat, calories, sodium and sugar. Samples of all dishes prepared will be served. The session will be conducted by a registered dietitian and chefs from Kohler Catering.

The program costs $20 per person. Advanced registration is required and can be made by calling (937) 438-5483. Early registration is encouraged as seating is limited. Miami Valley South Health Center is located in Centerville at the intersection of Clyo Road and Wilmington Pike, just south of I-675.

Pastoral workshop for seniors Oct. 25

A continuing education workshop aimed at keeping senior citizens engaged in their faith will be presented by the Athenaeum’s Lay Pastoral Ministry Program (LPMP) from 9:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Oct. 25.

The workshop will highlight the wisdom of elders and focus on interacting with older parishioners
as well as reaching out to the homebound and connecting with nursing home residents.

Cost of the workshop is $25 and includes a continental breakfast. For more information or to register, please call the LPMP office: (513) 231-1200. Deadline for registration is Oct. 16.

Walk from Obesity Sept. 28 at Carillon Park

Registration is underway for Walk from Obesity scheduled for 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at Carillon
Historic Park, 1000 Carillon Dr. The event is held to raise money to benefit the American Society for Bariatric Surgery and the Obesity Action Coalition to fund research, advocacy and education for those affected by obesity.

Walk from Obesity is the nation’s largest gathering of individuals affected by obesity. During September and October walks will be held in cities all across America. Last year nationally more than 16,000 walkers, donors and supporters participated in the walk and raised $650,000 to fight obesity. This marks the second year the event has been held in Dayton.

Health experts report that obesity is the second leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Latest figures show that that 67 percent of adults and 37 percent of adolescents in America are overweight and more than 16 million Americans are morbidly obese.

Participants in the local walk can choose between several different walking courses which are between1 and 5 miles and wind through Carillon Park. For more information or registration go online at or call 208-3200.

Scarecrow Building Contest

The Department of Leisure Services is again thrilled to announce Oakwood’s Sixth Annual Scarecrow Building Contest!  The City is hosting this community event in October which is open to Oakwood scout troops, church and school organizations, businesses, individuals and families.    

This year we hope to see more scarecrows around the community. This will surely add to the ambience of the community and neighborly cheer throughout the fall season.

Registration packets are now available from the Oakwood Community Center business office. Each packet contains the rules and regulations for the program as well as the building guidelines and an entry form to be completed and returned to the OCC for an assigned location.  

The building and placement of scarecrows will take place on Sunday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Judging will take place promptly at 3:30 p.m.  Prizes will be awarded to First, Second and Third place winners and announced at Oakwood’s Fall Festival at Shafor Park.

For questions concerning this event, please call the Oakwood Community Center at 298-0775.

Community blood drive at OCC

There will be an Oakwood community blood drive on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the OCC in the Teen Center. Please bring picture ID or have your donor card with you. Sponsored by the Oakwood Rotary Club.

5th Annual Mother-Daughter Tea Sept. 20

Young ladies, ages 2 to 6, and their moms are cordially invited to the 5th Annual Afternoon Tea Party at Wright Library on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 2 to 3 p.m.  

This year the theme is “Fancy Nancy,” based on the books by Jane O’Connor.  Moms and daughters are encouraged to dress in their best party dresses! Girls should bring their favorite doll to the party to share in the fun during the stories, games, songs, the doll parade, and dress-up time!  Polaroid souvenirs will be taken, and refresh ments will be served.  

This party is free, but registration is required because space is limited. Please stop by the Children’s Room or call 294-7171 to register. For more information, please contact the Youth Services Department at 294-7171.

@ the OCC...

All About Baby (Parents & Newborns to 6 months of age)

If you are new to parenting then this class is for you.  Join Eileen Wolf and other first time parents as we discuss topics such as infant nutrition, brain development, sleep issues and much more.  New parents will learn ways to encourage your baby’s growth and development all while interacting with your child.   Babies will also learn age and development appropriate exercises.  Only registered parent and baby will be able to attend these classes.

Wednesdays, Sept. 17 – Oct. 8 from 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Parents and Infants (7 - 12 months)

Want to learn more about your new baby?  Join other first time parents as Eileen Wolf and other parents discuss topics such as positive discipline, baby proof teething and much more.  Parents will learn ways to encourage their baby’s growth and development all while interacting with their baby.  Babies will also learn age and development appropriate exercises.  Only registered parent and baby will be able to attend these classes.

Wednesdays, Sept.17 – Oct. 8 from 11 am-11:45 a.m.



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