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Sacred Harp singers April 26 at LCOS

Oakwood’s Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Oakwood now hosts one of the largest singings of Sacred Harp music in the Midwest, surpassed only by Chicago and Minneapolis. On the fourth Sunday of every month from September through May, the Dayton Sacred Harp Singers gather to sing in the “blue room”.

Singing begins promptly at 3 p.m. with a break for a potluck supper and concludes at 6 p.m. The singing now attracts between 60 and 70 singers who come from all parts of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. This past Sunday, over 100 singers were present for the event.

It’s different, it’s amazing and it’s all right here at The Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Oakwood. Visitors are welcome, both singers and listeners. The Sacred Harp singers will be gracing the LCOS “blue room” once again on Sunday, April 26. The public is cordially invited to attend.

DCOWA speech on Kenya Project April 23

The Dayton Council on World Affairs welcomes Fred Abrams on Thursday, April 23 at 11 a.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 33 W. Dixon Ave., Oakwood,
Fred Abrams is one of the original members of the May 2007 Dayton Rotary visit to Kenya and since the visit, has been the overall Project Manager for the mission.

Mr. Abrams will discuss the conditions that lead to the Rotary Kenya Project, the focus of energy, water and food and the project’s plans for the future.

Everyone welcome. $10 for lunch and presentation. RSVP by April 21 to DCOWA at 620-2352 or

Oakwood Historical Society Dinner April 23

Please join us on Thursday, April 23 for the Annual Oakwood Historical Society Potluck Dinner. Once again, the dinner will be held at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior from 6-9 p.m. In addition to having a chance to eat and socialize with friends, family, and neighbors, this year’s dinner will include a program by Barb Powers from the Ohio Historical Preservation Office/Ohio Historical Society. She will give a beautiful, informative presentation about country estates and historic landscapes and gardens associated with the estates just in time for spring.

If your last name begins with A-F bring a salad or vegetable; G-M bring a main dish; N-Z bring a dessert; everyone bring your own plates, napkins, and silverware. Rolls and beverages will be provided.

For more information, please contact Teresa Prosser, President of the OHS, at
293-8506 or We look forward to seeing all of you, so call today to reserve a front row seat.

@ the OCC...

Salute to Seniors Luncheon

Mark your calendars now for the annual Salute to Seniors Luncheon Wednesday, April 29. This event is open to any area senior and is free for Oakwood Senior residents 60 years and older ($6 for non residents/non seniors). The activities planned include entertainment, door prizes and of course, a wonderful lunch. Space is limited please call the OCC now, 298-0775, to reserve your place.

Bicycling classes

Bicycle Maintenance/Bike Rodeo
Saturday, April 25
Edwin D. Smith

Has your bike been sitting unused all winter? This class will get your bike in peak condition for summer. The class will cover most repairs that do not require specialized tools or equipment. If you have a bike tool kit please bring it with you.
Also children in K – 6th grade stay and join us for our Bike Rodeo. This program includes skills course and bike registration by the Oakwood Safety Department. Top scores for each age group, form the skills course, will be sent into the Montgomery County AAA, and invited to compete in a countywide Bike Rodeo.

9:30 – 10:30 AM Bicycle Maintenance

10:30 AM -12:30 PM Bike Rodeo

Beginning Bicycle Riding (taught by Oakwood Safety Department)
Wednesday, April 29
Ages 5-10

This class will provide age appropriate education and skills for the beginner riders. The children will be instructed on safety issues, equipment and basic handling skills. All participants must be able to ride a bike before the session begins.

Elementary Parking lot. Free!!


'A Spot of Tea with the Darcys' April 29

Meet local author Carrie Bebris, author of the popular Mr. and Mrs. Darcy mystery series, at Wright Library on Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. Ms. Bebris will discuss her series and her new book, The Matters at Mansfield (Or, The Crawford Affair), featuring some of Jane Austen’s most memorable characters.

The Matters at Mansfield is the fourth novel in the award-winning series which features the married Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice as reluctant sleuths who become embroiled in intrigues surrounding their friends and family.

There will be a question-and-answer period at the end of the program. Tea and light refreshments will be served. The program will be held in the library meeting room. No advance registration is necessary. Anyone with questions can contact the library at (937) 294-7171.

6 OHS students’ place in OSBA contest

Two student team entries have placed in the Ohio State Bar Association’s video contest. Sami Pavlofsky and Merideth Snead (Justice 4 All) placed second, and will be awarded $300. Will Garner, Garrett Luther, Lauren Luther, and Graham Roberts (Keep the Streets Safe) placed third, and will be awarded $200.

The presentation of awards is going to be held at OHS on Thursday, April 30 at 9:30 a.m. in Room 210. President of OSBA, Gary Leppla will be here to give the students their awards and speak briefly about Law Day. The first place winner is located in North Canton, Hoover High School and we will be connecting via the web to her during this time.

Here is the link to all of the video entries from the competition: groups_videos?name= justice4all

Senior Health Fair at Sinclair May 16

HomeHelpLink be hosting the annual Senior Ohio HelpLink Fair and Seminar on May 16 at Sinclair Community College.

The event will focus on options for seniors, including home care services, respite care services, adult day care, legal and financial services, handicapping home services, nursing homes, assisted living communities, senior housing, funeral planning, and much more. Additional activities will include blood pressure screening, cholesterol and hemoglobin testing, and healthy activities for seniors.

Participants will have an opportunity to talk with companies from Dayton and the surrounding areas, and receive valuable information on caring for seniors from industry experts. Additionally, throughout the day speakers will discuss subjects such as estate planning, dementia/ Alzheimer’s Disease, and other relevant topics such as reverse mortgages.

The Fair will be held indoors at the David H. Ponitz Center. Sponsors, exhibitors, and other participants to date include: Global Sales and Event Management, LLC who is helping to organize the Fair, Value Financial, Roberson Law, Department of VA, Dynamic Senior Solution, Crossroads Hospice, Alert-1, American Way V & S, Newcomer Funeral, and Comfort Keepers.

For additional information, including participation costs, please visit, or call Jacqulyn Sheridan, 937-321-4969.

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


Hazardous waste pickup Saturday

The volunteers from Oakwood Rotary will be out on Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to Noon, to pick up paint cans, thinners, pesticides, and batteries from Oakwood residents.

Any Oakwood resident interested in having the Oakwood Rotary team include their home in the pick up should call: (937) 296-5155 and leave their name, address, and telephone number. The items for pick up should be left where trash is normally picked up.

There is no charge for this volunteer service, yet you may make a tax-deductible donation to the “Oakwood Rotary Club Foundation” and leave that with the items in a well marked envelope or mail to Oakwood Rotary Foundation, PO Box 512, Dayton OH 45409.


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