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Sunrise of Oakwood Easter Egg Hunt April 10

Sunrise at Oakwood is having their annual Easter Egg Hunt! Please hop on over to 1701 Far Hills Avenue at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 10. This egg hunt is children 6 years and younger please. See you there! Happy Easter from all of us at Sunrise in Oakwood!

Annual FOP Easter Egg Hunt April 11

The Annual Oakwood Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 11 in back of the Wright Memorial Library, 1776 Far Hills Ave., beginning at 12 noon, rain or shine. There will be three separate egg hunt categories:

Pre-school & toddlers; Kindergarten to third grade; Fourth grade & up.

The Easter Egg Hunt is sponsored by Oakwood FOP Lodge 107 and will be assisted by Boy Scout Troop 101.

Easter Bunny to visit Carillon Park April 11

Join Dayton History for an exciting visit from the Easter Bunny on April 11! Enjoy a fun-filled morning that includes breakfast, egg hunt, crafts and photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny in the Kettering Family Education Center at Carillon Historical Park. Registration is at 8 a.m.; egg hunt is at 8:30 a.m. Breakfast, crafts and photos immediately follow the egg hunt.

Reservations required - please call (937) 293-2841, ext # 219 or visit by April 6, 2009. Cost is $5 per child 10 and under, ages eleven and up are $10 per person.

Other Local Easter Egg Hunts

Saturday, April 11 – 11am – Delco
Park, Kettering (FREE, sponsored by The Vineyard Church, Beavercreek.)

Saturday, April 11 – 11am – Gerhardt Civic Center, 3050 Kreitzer Road, Moraine (FREE)

Easter Sunday, April 12 – 2pm – Young’s Dairy, 6880 Springfield-Xenia Rd, Yellow Springs (FREE, ages 10 and under, 4,000 hard-boiled and dyed eggs.)

Easter calendar at St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at 33 W. Dixon Avenue in Oakwood, invites the community to celebrate Easter by attending our Holy Week services.

On Wednesday, April 8, we will conduct our regular Holy Eucharist at 9:15 a.m. We also will have the Tenebrae service at 6 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. The word “tenebrae” is Latin for shadows. The purpose of this service is to recreate emotional aspects of the passion story. Please note: childcare will not be offered during these services.

On Maundy Thursday, April 9, the service of Holy Eucharist will take place at
7 p.m.

On Good Friday, April 10, St. Paul’s will offer the Good Friday Liturgy at both 12:15 p.m. and at 6 p.m. Please note: childcare will not be available during the 12:15 p.m. service.

The Easter Vigil service will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 11. The word vigil means “waiting and watching,” and the service has its roots in the early Christian community’s reliving of the night hours that Jesus’ friends spent keeping vigil by his tomb. The service of Holy Eucharist and Baptism will be followed by a reception in the St. Paul’s Cloister.

On Sunday, April 12, we will celebrate Easter services at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Following the 10:30 a.m. service, St. Paul’s will host an Easter Egg Hunt for the children who are age Toddler-Grade 4. Children are encouraged to bring their own baskets for the hunt.

Childcare is offered at every service, except where noted. For more information about St. Paul’s or the different services, please visit our web site at

CARE Walk slated on May 9

The 8th Annual Breast Cancer 5K CARE Walk will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2009. Registration and the health fair will begin at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. Registration is $10 per student, $15 per adult, or $30 per family. T-shirts and Ty “Divalectable” Puppies will be sold at the walk and are guaranteed to all participants who pre-register with their orders before April 26, 2009.

CARE Walk is a family-oriented event with music and entertainment emceed by Dan Edwards and his son. There is plenty to do and see before and after the walk. New this year: the Breast Cancer Foundation and Breast Cancer Task Force of the Miami Valley will be presenting the awards to the student winners in the Breast Cancer Foundation Video Contest in the Oakwood High School Auditorium immediately following CARE Walk. For details about the contest, go to
Participants should be sure to arrive early to allow enough time to visit the health fair booths, enter for door prizes, purchase Laura’s pink ribbon cookies and other items for sale, enjoy refreshments, and buy raffle tickets for the larger prizes—artwork from Deck the Walls and an oriental rug from Fazel Rug Gallery. Each prize is valued over $600 and tickets are only $1 each or 6 for $5.

Whispers Home of the Shops of Oakwood is the lead sponsor for CARE Walk once again. Other sponsors are: Miami Valley Hospital, Alley Cat Designs, Asian Arts Center, Blue Turtle Toys, Clark’s Mr. Prescription, Deck the Walls, Edwards Entertainment, Fazel Rug Gallery, German Burke Orthodontics, Invoked Projects, KTC/Quail Tennis Club, Laura’s Cookies, Learning Tree Farm, Nancy Chifala Design, The Oakwood Register and Standard Register. CARE Walk would not be possible without the generosity of these businesses and organizations who donate time, money, and services each year.

CARE Walk is 100 percent volunteer-driven. What makes it unique is that there are no administrative costs and 100 percent of the proceeds of CARE Walk goes to breast cancer causes right here in Dayton. CARE Walk supports the mission of the Breast Cancer Foundation of Dayton (, which provides mammography and screening services to the underinsured and offers education and awareness programs about breast cancer prevention throughout the Miami Valley.
Pre-registration is encouraged even after the deadline of April 26th as all pre-registrants receive a free gift. Pre-registration helps the walk start smoothly. With 500+ walkers attending each year, pre-registration becomes more and more important.

Registration forms are available in this edition of the Oakwood Register, online at, and in the schools, stores, and bulletin boards around town. You may also call 294-3816 to have one mailed to you.

The 2009 CARE Walk Team...

Linda Berutti
Kathy Blossom
Stephanie Borntrager
Nancy Chifala
Amanda Cole
Debbie Creek
Janell Cronenwett
Leah DeAloia
Cynthia Dilgard
Laura Enzbrenner
Mary Beth Evans
Debbie Fannin
Leigh Ann Fulford
Connie Guyer
Kathy Hensley
Karen Hochwalt
Susie Hogue
Julia Judge
Connie Kearns
Linda Klum
Allison Krause
Mary Linzmeier
Gina Lofquist
Denice Moberg
Sandy Mudry
Carolyn Noonan
Amy Redden
Margaret Quinn
Carolyn Reveal
Pam Rickard
Beth Stelling
Barbra Stonerock
Anne Thompson
Ann Whitehair
Tiffany Zimmerman

Smith Gardens Perennial Sale April 17 & 18

The Friends of Smith Gardens “Perennial Sale” will be held on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at the Oakwood Community Center, 105 Patterson Road. The hours are from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Over 100 varieties of plants will be available including perennials, hostas, ferns, herbs, ornamental grasses, wildflowers and some annuals.

All plant material is Ohio grown, within a 100 miles of Dayton. All of the growers are known for their excellent quality plants. Plant material will be potted in 3”and 41/2” pots, quarts and gallon containers and will arrive in Oakwood the day of the sale so all the plants are fresh from the growers and the best of quality.

A complete listing of plants is now available for pick up at the Community Center, or by mail, by calling the OCC at 298-0775.

This fundraising event is open to the public with proceeds going to the care and maintenance of Smith Gardens. Volunteers are needed to help with the sale. If anyone is interested, please contact Carol Collins at 298-0775.

Long-Romspert Homestead 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 1 to 3 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. We have recovered from storage, some original furniture and artifacts of the family, and period clothing.

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

Little Exchange holding gift drive for CMC

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.

DESC retirees luncheon April 17

Retirees and former employees of the Defense Electronics Supply Center (DESC), Gentile Air Force Station, Kettering, are invited to the Spring Luncheon of the DESC 25-Year/Retirees Club at 11:30 a.m., April 17, in the Presidential Banquet Center, 4548 Presidential Way, Kettering. Social hour begins at 10:30 a.m.

The Club sponsors several luncheons and other functions during the year and a periodic newsletter keeps members informed of club activities. Membership is open to retirees of DESC/Gentile AFS and any government employee with 25 years service, some of which must have been at DESC.

Persons interested in luncheon reservations or joining the club should call Fran Hageman at 937/426-2492.

MVH Celebrate the Valley Gala April 25

Four of the area’s premier chefs are lending their culinary talents to a unique fundraising gala benefiting premature and critically ill infants at Miami Valley Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

The chefs’ services will be offered in an exciting live auction during the fifteenth annual Celebrate the Valley gala, which takes place at Dayton Wright Brothers Airport on April 25, 2009, 7 p.m. to midnight. Funds raised by the gala will go toward the purchase of 25 Giraffe Omnibeds for the NICU.

The highlight of Celebrate the Valley will be the live auction, when attendees will have the opportunity to bid on an evening of culinary indulgence prepared by some of the most celebrated chefs in the Miami Valley. The participating chefs include: Matt Hayden from The Chimneys; Nick Hoover from Coldwater Café; Keith Taylor from Savona Ristorante and Wine Bar; and Darin Mitchell from Coco’s Bistro. Winning bidders receive all amenities and food preparation by the chefs, along with table settings by Prime Time Party Rental and flowers by Furst Florist and Garden Center!

Celebrate the Valley is presented by the Associates Council, a 34-member volunteer committee coordinated through the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation. “Starlight, Starbright, Celebrating our Newest Stars Tonight” is the theme of the 2009 gala. The evening will include casino games, live music by the Kim Kelly Band, a ballroom dancing demonstration, silent auction items and a dazzling raffle prize - a pair of Kwiat diamond star earrings worth $3,000, generously donated by Weber Jewelers.
All proceeds from Celebrate the Valley will go towards purchasing state-of-the-art Omni bed incubators for Miami Valley Hospital’s NICU. Located on the hospital’s Wyoming street campus, the NICU served 800 infants from seventeen counties in southwest Ohio in 2008.

For more information on Miami Valley Hospital’s NICU or about Celebrate the Valley, please contact the Miami Valley Hospital Foundation at 937-208-2700, or visit the foundation’s web site at

@ the OCC...

AARP Income Tax Preparation

It is the last week to get down to business!

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 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.

City Notes...

The city of Oakwood has commenced flushing fire hydrants throughout the city and will do so through April 24, 2009. The following is the city’s schedule for flushing hydrants. These dates are a guideline. In the event of unforeseen problems, there may be a delay.

While the hydrant flushing may cause some discoloration, the water is safe and will clear shortly after your area is flushed. Please check your water for clarity prior to doing any laundry. Should your laundry become discolored, do not dry clothes until you have had an opportunity to re-wash them in a special detergent available from the water billing department at 30 Park Avenue between the hours of 8: 00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

If you have any further questions, please contact the Public Works Center at

Hydrant Flushing Schedule:

4/8-4/9 – Triangle to Wiltshire
4/10 – Telford to Greenmount
4/13 – Dellwood to Patterson
4/14 – Patterson to East Thruston
4/15 – North of Thruston to Volusia
4/16 – Rubicon, Volusia between Oakwood and Far Hills and Hatch Plat
4/17 – Runnymede, Oakwood and Park Road to Ridgeway
4/20 – Harman Avenue to Forrer Road
4/21 – Park Road, Ridgeway to Peach Orchard
4/22-4/23 – Peach Orchard, Ridgeway and Oak Knoll plat
4/24 – All of Far Hills Avenue



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