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Dayton Peace Museum Benefit slated Feb. 21

The Miami Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 8690 Yankee St., Centerville, will present “Souper Bowl Saturday,” – a benefit for the Dayton International Peace Museum on Saturday, Feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m. Music will be provided by the
Dayton Peace Choir.

Guests will take home a beautiful handmade bowl, made by a local potter. Soups salads and desserts will be donated by the Meadowlark Restaurant, C’est Tout Bistro, Coco’s Bistro, Café Monet, Flavors Restaurant, Boosaliss Baking Company, Rahn’s Artisan Breads, Reeve’s Catering, and Sister’s Catering.

Tickets are $20 in advance; children under 10, $10 w/o bowl. For tickets or for more information, call 222-3233 or

Friends of Wright Library meeting Feb. 11

A meeting of Friends of Wright Library will take place Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the library’s meeting room. The agenda includes voting on bylaws and constitution for the organization, voting on a slate of officers, adopting a mission statement and appointing standing committee chairs for advocacy, membership, program, publicity and volunteers.

Plans for a membership drive and activities for the first year of this new organization will be discussed. Oakwood residents who want to promote use of the library and foster public support for library services are especially invited to attend this meeting. Friends of the library won’t all think alike; their commonality will be that they value the services Wright Library provides to the Oakwood community.

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Folktales for homeschoolers Feb. 2 – April 14

Starting on Feb. 2 and ending on April 14, Wright Library will continue its “Folktales Around the World” series for homeschoolers grades 1-6, held on consecutive Mondays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Activities including folktales being read to the group, a craft, and a snack based on 11 different countries including China, Mongolia, Canada, Argentina, Iceland, India, Sweden, Kenya, Ireland, Morocco, and Mexico. Books related to that day’s topic will be available for check-out. Children do not need to live in Oakwood to participate, and parents are welcome to stay. All programs will meet in the Library Meeting Room.

Cooking and Crafts for Tweens

Wright Library will offer a Cooking and Crafts program for “tweens” grades 5-8 starting on Tuesday, February 10 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and continuing on consecutive Tuesdays through March 31. We will cook one week and make arts or crafts the next week. Projects include making valentines, sugar skulls, cheesecake, Mardi Gras masks, paper airplanes, candy sushi, and more!

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

‘School’s Out Movie’ Feb. 20

On Friday, February 20 at 12:00 p.m., the Youth Services Department at Wright Library will be showing a “School’s Out Movie” in the Library Meeting Room. Grab a friend and join us for the animated comedy “Igor,” starring John Cusack as the voice of the title character. In a world filled with Mad Scientists and Evil Inventions, one talented evil scientist’s hunch-backed lab assistant has big dreams of becoming a Mad Scientist himself and winning the annual Evil Science Fair. The movie is rated PG. Popcorn will be provided.

Junior High ski trip Feb. 19

The OCC Junior Teen Board and OJHS Student Council will co-sponsor a ski trip to Mad River Mountain in Bellefontaine. Join your friends and classmates and spend the day off school swishing down the slopes. Never skied before? No problem. We have arranged for group lessons for the beginners. Don’t miss out on all the fun! $60 per person for the ski package; $42 per person for lift ticket only; $70 per person for snowboard package.

Fees include transportation, lift ticket and equipment. Lessons are available at an additional charge. Itineraries are printed on each receipt to everyone that registers for this ski trip. Register at the OCC. Buses will leave from the Junior High at 8:15 a.m. and will return at approximately 7 p.m. to the OCC.

In case of inclement weather the ski trip will be the following day, Friday, Feb. 20. Registration Deadline: Thursday, Feb. 12, 9 p.m.

@ the OCC...

AARP Income Tax Preparation

Sponsored by the American Association of Retired Persons, this tax preparation is free and open to any older adult in the area. Volunteer tax counselors receive
extensive training in the correct preparation for all types of tax returns. Appointments are required, the tax payer should bring their 2007, and all forms received in reference to their 2007 return with them. Call 298-0775 after you received all 2008 tax documents to make your appointment. Appointments can be made starting now.

Dates: Tuesday & Wednesday beginning in February
Times: Tuesday 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 A.M.
Wednesday 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 A.M.

My Life-My Words

This workshop explores the art of memory writing and putting your life experiences into words. Participants will be given many tools to help them generate ideas and words for the page. Exercises, writing prompts, and fun activities will help to aid in this often difficult process. Participants will also read and discuss a memoir during each class meeting.

Wednesday, February 11, 6-8 P.M



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