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Lincoln program at Patterson Homestead

We would like to invite Oakwood Register readers to a free program at the Patterson Homestead house museum, celebrating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s historic visit to Dayton, Ohio. This unique event will take place on Sunday, March 29, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Patterson Homestead Museum in Dayton, Ohio.

This very special program will feature a slide show of the 16th President’s visit to Dayton, Lincoln’s favorite music and a few surprises. Light refreshments will be served. Please call the Lincoln Society of Dayton at 937.558.2073 to reserve your seat.

For more information, please also visit or call program presenter and local historian Leon Bey at 937.274.4749. The Patterson Homestead is located at 1815 Brown Street in Dayton, Ohio.

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:

Little Exchange holding gift drive

The Little Exchange gift shop in Oakwood is excited to introduce “The Gift that Gives”. New arts and crafts items will be collected for patients at The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton March 9 until April 11. The “Gifts” will be given to the children and teens during their stay at Dayton Children’s. Bring in a gift or purchase one while visiting The Little Exchange.

Receive your gift of a 10 percent discount on one regular priced item.
Items in need are packages of eight crayons, coloring books, drawing paper, construction paper, stickers, journals for writing, puzzles, crafts, blunt scissors, and music CD’s or DVD movies that are age appropriate for toddlers up to 18 years of age.

We Care Arts auction March 27

We Care Arts is presenting its annual fundraising auction on March 27 at the Taj Ma Garaj, an Automotively Chic Destination. The event will begin at 6 p.m. pm and features both a silent and live auction. Kim Faris from Lite 99.9 will emcee the event with Charley Schuerholz doing the honors as auctioneer. This is an opportunity for attendees to support the mission of We Care Arts while enjoying the atmosphere and uniqueness of the Taj Ma Garaj.

We Care Arts is a non-profit organization that helps emotionally, mentally and physically disabled adults and youth achieve greater personal independence.  Through a variety of art classes and experiences, we promote the artist’s individuality, self esteem, community skills, ability to focus, life skills, responsibility, confidence and job skills.

For tickets or info, contact Terry Schalnat at (937) 252-3937.

Relay for Life Daffodil Bears on sale

The Oakwood Relay For Life invites you to share the hope that springtime brings by sponsoring an Oakwood Relay For Life Daffodil Bear for a child at the Dayton Children’s Medical Center.  

Here’s how it works.  Sponsor a bear for $10 by ordering online through April 8 at www.Oakwood  Each bear will carry your personal message of caring and hope and all of the bears will be delivered to the Children’s Medical Center on April 10.

100 percent of the proceeds go to the Oakwood Relay For Life.  Bring the joy of the season to a child by giving a cute cuddly bear.

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 major fundraiser for the OHS Speech and Debate Team 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.

The last delivery date will be April 18, 9:30 a.m. to noon 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.

Historical Society open for summer tours

After two years of intensive work in making the Historic Long-Romspert Homestead as authentic as possible, The Oakwood Historical Society is ready to show it off. With a newly-expanded board to staff it as docents, the Homestead will be open on the first and third Sundays of every month from April through October from 2 to 4 p.m. in the afternoons.

New printed guides will be on stands telling the story of the various rooms and the Summer Kitchen if you want to follow your own pace. Many people have seen the progress of the restoration at events, but now the whole tour is ready, telling the story of Oakwood from 1865 to present, with special emphasis on how the families lived and worked.

Children are always impressed with how hard life was before we had many conveniences of today’s households, and how the work was divided. That’s why we emphasize kitchens. It takes a little imagination to envision that this was a 160-acre farm later expanded to 283 acres.

Please park in back in the marked places next to the carriage house. If you are bringing a special group, call ahead and leave a message.

For more information visit the Oakwood Historical Society website at

@ the OCC...

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.

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.

Kids’ egg decorating workshop

Kids age 10 and over, accompanied by an adult, are invited to learn the traditional art of Ukrainian egg decoration at Wright Library on Sunday, March 29 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.  

The eggs, also known as pyansky eggs, date back to ancient times. The name comes from the Ukrainian verb to write, since you use a stylus (called a kistka) to write with wax on the egg shell. The process is similar to batik. It is a good idea to wear old clothes as the process can sometimes be a little messy!

Space is limited, so be sure to register before Mar. 25. For more info or to register, contact the Youth Services Department at 294-7171.

Zoot Tales slated March 27 & 28

Zoot Tales: A Canterbury Journey is a modern look at 14th century Chaucer work told by the Zoot Story Finders. Masks and Puppets designed and constructed by Zoot members will bring a touch of magic as two imprisoned knights vie for the hand of the king’s daughter, a rooster ponders the meanings of his dreams, a devious Pardoner speaks on sin and an arrogant knight searches for the answer to the queen’s demand.

The Zoot Theatre Company is a new local puppet and mask-based company that aims to stimulate the creative spirit through the collaboration of all forms of artistic expression including acting, masks, and puppetry by bringing theatrical arts to people and regional venues.

Directed by J. W. Brewer, the production will feature Greg Hall, Mandy Goodwin, Mark Jeffers, Jared West, Missy Anderson, Leah Jenkins and Mike Kennedy with original puppets and masks by Tristan Cupp.

Zoot Theatre Company will be performing at the Mathile Theatre in the Schuster Performing Arts Center on March 27 and 28 at 8 p.m. as part of the Victoria Theatre Association’s Impact Program.  

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and are available at or by calling (937) 228-3630.

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