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Tavern dinners in October at Carillon Park

Travel back in time to Dayton’s most intriguing dining event at the city’s oldest building, Newcom Tavern. Following participation in hands-on demonstrations of 19th-century activities at the William Morris House, guests will enjoy a hearth-cooked and historically accurate multi-course supper.  Live entertainment and a special dessert will follow the candlelit dinner.  A question and answer session with Dayton History’s knowledgeable programming staff will conclude the evening.  

October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18; start time each night is 6 p.m.

Cost: $45.00/members; $50.00/non-members

Space is limited.  Prepaid reservations are required.

For additional information and to make reservations, please contact the Dayton History Department of Education and Museum operations: (937) 293-2841  ext. 107 or email

Dayton History is Montgomery County’s official historical organization. Consisting of Carillon Historical Park, the Archive Center, Kettering-Moraine Museum, Hawthorn Hill and Patterson Homestead, Dayton History brings the past to life to understand the present and inspire the future by collecting, preserving, interpreting, presenting and promoting the region’s past.

Dayton History at Carillon Park welcomes people of all ages to experience our region’s history. Admission to Dayton History at Carillon Park is $8/adults, $7/Seniors and $5/children ages 3-17. Dayton History members and children under age 3 are free.

Vintage Scout bringing slice of Paris to festival

Oakwood residents Debbie Basnett, Dana Hookassian and Jean Winham, who own Vintage Scout Interiors in downtown Centerville, are bringing Paris flavor to the Dayton area Sept. 27 for Centerville’s Art in the Heart festival. They have aptly named their contribution to the community-wide event “Art in the Heart of Paris—Centerville Style.”

“We thought, ‘Why not bring a slice of Paris here to our clients in Ohio,’” said Winham, who, like Basnett and Hookassian, has lived abroad and enjoyed the colorful flea markets of France and outlying areas.
The Scouts will have complimentary French-inspired hors d’oeuvres and beverages on hand to whet the appetites of those who have traveled to—or at least yearn to—Europe and experienced its design savvy. Décor inspiration also will be shared.

A wide array of original artwork, available exclusively through Vintage Scout, from the Atlanta area will be displayed and available for purchase that day. The women will showcase American and European vintage items, antiques, furniture, and art; and modern interior accents, lighting, candles and more.

The “Art in the Heart of Paris-Centerville Style” event is free to the general public and will run from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27.

Vintage Scout Interiors is located at 60 N. Main Street in Centerville. For more info, contact Vintage Scout Interiors at 937.312.9461 or visit the web site at Shop hours are from 10 to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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.

MOMS Group of Oakwood Fall Mixer Sept. 25

The MOMS Group of Oakwood will hold its annual Fall Mixer this Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the home of Susan Nielson, 125 Park Ave. (not Park Rd.). All current and prospective MOMS members are welcome at this first meeting of the new year.

Please carpool if at possible, as parking is limited. Please call MOMS co-president Meredith Spitzmiller at 299-6525 if you have any questions.

School Events...

Homecoming tickets now on sale

Autumn Nights will be the theme of Oakwood High School’s 2008 Homecoming
Dance.  The dance will be  held on Saturday, Oct. 4 from 8:30 to 11:00 p.m. in the West Gym.  Tickets are available for $20 per couple and $15 for a single.

Sr. High Open House slated Sept. 24

The Oakwood Senior High School will hosting an Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 24   at 7:30 p.m. Parent’s are asked   to please bring their child’s schedule with them to the open house. We will be following Monday’s schedule.

Parents are asked to meet at the auditorium  at 7:30 p.m. An Open House for parents of Jr. High students will be held on Monday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Parents are asked to meet at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium.

Sr./Jr. High PTO hosting Picnic Dinners

On Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. for parents of senior high students, and Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. for parents of junior high students, the PTO will host a picnic dinner before parents begin following their student’s school schedule at the junior and senior high Open Houses.  

The dinner consists of a Pine Club burger, chips and a beverage.  Tables will be set up at the Junior High entrance on Schantz Avenue.  The cost is $6.  “We thought giving parents and teachers the opportunity to socialize before parents visit the classrooms would be fun, ” explained PTO President Sara Feldmiller. Parents can send in their dinner orders along with their PTO membership form or pay at the door.

Improv night at Playhouse South Sept. 27

Playhouse South will present the return of Another Crazy Night of Improv comedy show on September 27, 2008 at 8:00 pm at the Clark Haines Theater, 3700 Far Hills Avenue, Kettering Ohio. This show in its tenth year with Playhouse South is based on the popular television show, “Who’s Line Is It Anyway?”  

Come and enjoy a fun night of comedy with our Krazy Knights.  The kooky cast of this years show is Steve Voris, Ian Hayes and Mike Frazier of Kettering; Adam Drake of Fairfield; Doug Stover of Miamisburg; Kelley Gardiner of Centerville; William Fulmer of Dayton and Jim Brown of West Carrollton.

This fundraiser for Playhouse South and is under the direction of Mike Frazier and is one night only. Tickets are $10 per person.   Please note that this show is rated PG-13.  For reservations and more information, please all 888-262-3792 or visit

Christian comedian at LCOS Oct. 4

The Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 155 E. Thruston Blvd., Oakwood, will be hosting an evening of good, clean humor with the message of faith on Saturday, Oct. 4.

The evening’s entertainment will be provided by Charles Marshall, Christian comedian. Charles will share his own personal faith story, as well as make the audience laugh. We all need a little laughter in our lives!

Hors d’oeuvres will be served from 6:15 to 6:50 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 pre-sale and $10 at the door. This event is sponsored by the Health Ministry Team and will be held in the Fellowship Hall. Nursery care and activities for children provided (reservations needed).

Call the church office, 293-1147 for additional information or to purchase tickets.

Health Beauty & Fitness...

Pilates for Pink workout Sept. 27 & Oct. 4

Trilogy Health and Fitness Center, 3137 Far Hills Ave., Fountain Sq., Kettering, will    be hosting a Pilates for Pink workout to help fight breast cancer on Saturday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Oct. 4 from      
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Partici-pants are asked to bring a $10 donation to the Pilates class. Make checks payable to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation or donate online at

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.



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