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Antiques appraisal Feb. 28 at Carillon Park

Oakwood resident Patricia Rau will co-chair the Learning Tree Farm 9th Annual Antiques Appraisal. Pat is the Executive Director at the Farm. Pat co-chairs with Mike Hennessey, a volunteer who has been involved in the Antiques Appraisal since the beginning. Pat and Mike co-chaired the event last year, which was its most successful year.

This year the Antiques Appraisal Event will again be held at Carillon Park, on Saturday, Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to appraisals, which are $5 each, limit three, there will be door prizes, raffles, silent auctions, and food. Admission to the event is free and you are welcome to attend, even, if you are not having an item appraised.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Learning Tree Farms children’s programming. The Farm is a 501(c) (3) non profit organization. The mission of Learning Tree Farm is to provide a year round hands-on learning experience in a traditional farm setting. The Farm is located at 3376 South Union Road in Dayton. The farm has been serving the Miami Valley Community for 36 years.

OHS Blood Drive Feb. 25 in west gym

The Oakwood High School Student Council and Cricket Communications, Inc, a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, and Community Blood Center continue their partnership this school year to present the 2008–09 edition of the Blood Center’s annual high school blood drive on Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 8:15 a.m. to 12 noon in the west gym at OHS.

Cricket has joined the Community Blood Center for a third year in making this blood drive both fun and educational, and providing incentives for students who donate. Once students donate, they’ll receive a “Donors Rock Hero Tour” concert-style t-shirt as a thank you for helping to save lives. The public is invited to donate at this event as well. High school donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with signed parental consent form), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Parental consent forms for 16-year-old donors are available online at or from a Community Blood Center repre sentative.

Parental consent is not required by law for 17-year olds; however, individual high schools may require parental consent for all student blood donors. Donors are required to provide a photo ID that includes their full name. Past CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card. Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email or call 1(800)388- GIVE. For more information call 297-532

At the Wright Library...

Pizza and Pages

Description: Enjoy "pizza" each Thursday as you listen to Miss Jennifer read installments from "The Willoughbys" by Lois Lowry. For grades K-5 in the Meeting Room. In this tongue-in-cheek take on classic themes in children's literature, the four Willoughby children set about to become "deserving orphans" after their neglectful parents embark on an around-the-world adventure, leaving them in the care of an odious nanny.

Date: Thursday, February 26, 2009
Time: 4:00pm-4:45pm
Duration: 45 minutes

Family Storytime

Description: This program is intended for children of all ages and their caregivers. “Mrs. G.” leads this program that includes stories, songs, games, and filmstrips. Each program lasts approximately 35 minutes in the Meeting Room. No registration required.

Date: Thursday, February 26, 2009
Time: 7:00pm-7:30pm
Duration: 30 minutes

Books and Blocks

Description: Drop in for books, blocks, puppets, puzzles, coloring, and more! Stories are read by “Mrs. G.” and teen volunteers to small groups and individual children in between all the busy activities. For children ages 6 and under. Ages 2 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Also suitable for young children with special needs. Library Meeting Room. No registration required. Toys are provided by Assistive Technology of Ohio.

Date: Saturday, February 28, 2009
Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
Duration: 60 minutes

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@ 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.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Tuesday 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 A.M.
Wednesday 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 A.M.


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