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WSU Women in Art party slated March 20

The Wright State University’s Women’s Center and YWCA Dayton presents the 10th Anniversary show of Women in Art: Unheard Voices. Since its inception in 2000, Women in Art: Unheard Voices has mentored and showcased the work of over forty women who had not previously shown a body of their work publicly. 

To celebrate its 10th year, Women in Art: Unheard Voices has invited these past women artists to return, reflect on their participation, and reconnect with their fans. In addition, the combined show will feature the works of new artists; More than Just (Phillithia Charlton & Erika Delgado), Lauryn Jones, Rebecca Strobridge, and Frances Turner. All of the artist’s work will be showcased in the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries, located in the Creative Arts Center on Wright State University’s campus, March 16-20 between 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Join us in celebration at the closing reception, Pretty (that is, artistically compelling), Big (featuring over 20 artists using various media), Art (and a lot of it) Party, on March 20, 6-10 p.m! 

Meet the artists from throughout the years, and congratulate the new 2009 artists. With food, friends, art, and merriment, the Pretty Big Art Party is not to be missed!

For details, please contact the Women’s Center at 937.775. 4524 or www.wright. edu/women

Smith PTO children’s book fair March 19-20

The Smith School PTO is holding its annual used children’s book fair fundraiser this Thursday and Friday, March 19 and 20. The sale will open from 3:15-4:30 p.m. on Thursday – all books will be full price at the beginning of the sale, but still very inexpensive. A free bookmark will also be included with every purchase on Thursday.

On Friday the fair will run from 8-11 a.m., and during that time period all books will be “two-for-one.” At the end of the day Friday (3:15-4 p.m.), all remaining books will be packaged up into mystery “grab bags.” Each bag will cost only $1 and will contain a variety of children’s titles.

The public is invited to attend this great fundraiser for Smith School PTO.

Lenten Meditation in Music March 22

A Lenten Meditation in Music will be offered by R. Alan Kimbrough, organist, and Jill Bryant, soprano, at St. Mary’s Church, corner  of Xenia Avenue and Allen Street. They will be performing the music of Bach, Dupre, Gounod, Langlais and others representing the Lenten season. A reception will follow.

Oakwood MOMs Spring Fashion Show March 26

The MOMs Group of Oakwood will hold a Spring Fashion Show at its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. MOMs group member Valerie Rossi will host the event in her home at 1119 Oakwood Ave.

All area moms are invited to attend, even if you are not yet a member of the group. Fashions for the event will be provided by Joli Boutique in Centerville and will be modeled by MOMs Group members.

For more information, please email:

Junior League meetings slated

The Junior League of Dayton, Ohio, Inc. is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. We are welcoming new members. Open house events are scheduled to learn more about us.:

Mar. 25, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (El Meson, 903 E. Dixie Dr., West Carrollton)

Apr. 4, 3:00 - 5:00 pm (Culps Café, Carillon Park, 1000 Carillon Blvd.)

Apr. 18, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (Junior League, 601 W. Riverview Ave.)

Apr. 20, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (786 Murrell Dr., Kettering)

May 5, 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Moraine Country Club, 4075 Southern Blvd.)

Open houses are free to attend. For more information, visit RSVP at: , or call (937) 222-5541.  

Spring Fundraisers for your Garden...

OHS Speech and Debate Flower Sale

Spring has sprung and what a better way to welcome it than with flowers? Oakwood High School Speech and Debate is selling beautiful flowers. Along with colorful geraniums, begonias, and impatiens, we will be selling wave petunias and patio tomatoes.  All plants will be delivered to your home on May 6.

This is the teams major fundraiser and with 21 students competing at state and seven competing at nationals, your support is greatly appreciated.  If you have any questions, please call Maria at 299-3422.

Garden club selling Posey Power

For the 22nd year the New Neighbors Garden Club is having their annual sale of organic Posy Power, a superior product well known and loved by area gardeners and many nurseries.

Posy Power adds vital organic matter to the soil, promotes soil aeration, aids root growth, and replenishes lost nutrients. It also helps reduce the cost of fertilizing and has been approved by the U.S. and Ohio EPA, The Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the TVA.

One 30 pound bag will cover 12 square feet when spread one inch thick. Three inches of Posy Power compost has the value of four feet of topsoil.

To provide better service, there will be two delivery dates and sites. March 28, 9:30 a.m. to noon will be at Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Oakwood and April 18, 9:30 a.m. to noon will be at Southminster Presbyterian Church in Centerville. The price for a 30 pound bag is $5.50. Call or email Jan Vomacha at 885-0636 or to obtain an order form.  Prepaid orders are required; however, a small quantity of bags will be available for on-site sales.

Mulch sale to benefit OHS Prom

Dear Oakwood Community,

The Oakwood High School class of 2009 is currently fundraising for its Prom, “This Side of Paradise.” The dance, scheduled for April 25, will take place on a riverboat on the Ohio River. With its cost estimated around $20,000, the senior class is selling Black Medallion mulch to offset the expense.

Oakwood High School students will be taking orders until March 25. Black Medallion mulch is of the highest quality, perfect for any spring garden. The cost is $4 per bag with pick up. However, if you want students to deliver your mulch to your residence, the cost will be $4.50 per bag. Pick up and delivery dates are April 6, 7, and 8. For information about the mulch, please visit the company’s website at or contact Pat Glynn at 1-800-793-2629.

If you wish to purchase mulch, please feel free to contact me at

Thank you very much.

Adam Smith
OHS Senior Class Secretary 


@ 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.

Tuesday & Wednesday

Tuesday 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 a.m.

Easter Bunny to visit March 24

The Easter Bunny is coming to the OCC on Tuesday, March 24.   Register your child to decorate eggs and have a memorable picture taken with the Easter Bunny too!

There are two different times to choose from...6:30 -7:15 P.M. or 7:15 – 8:00 P.M. Registration deadline is Sunday, March 22nd  at 5:00 P.M.

Sign up now for Spring Sports 

Coach Pitch & Tee-ball Clinics, these 2 clinics will teach children the basics of baseball.  This organized series is a non-competitive, eight-week long session designed to teach players and their parents the game of baseball.  These clinics are co-ed.  

Kickball is a wonderful way to introduce your child(ren) to organized sports.  Kickball is fun, fast moving, and exciting.  

Registration Deadline is Sunday, March 22, 5 p.m.

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