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Old Fashioned Picnic at Homestead July 12

The Oakwood Historical Society would like to welcome you back to one of our time-honored traditions, the Old-Fashioned Picnic at the Homestead. Last year, unfortunately, we were unable to gather with friends and family to share a summer evening, so this year will be especially enjoyable.

We are happy to feature for the first time one of Oakwood’s own, The Belly Fire Grill. Jeff and his team will prepare all the usual picnic fare: hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, cole slaw, potato salad, and chips and pretzels. To top it all off, we will have ice cream sandwiches for dessert.

We look forward to seeing all of you this July 12th from 5-8 p.m. at
the Homestead. The cost is $13 per adult, children (under twelve) $5.

For reservations, please cick below return the registration form to Kjirsten Goeller, Chair of Program/Events for the Oakwood Historical Society by July 6th.

Oakwood singles in late June

Wednesday, June 24, Wright Library, 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
Mid Week Mingle
Come enjoy cookies, coffee and conversation with other group members. Please bring four of your favorite cookies to share! A mini presentation will be given on how to keep a conversation going after saying “Hello”.

Saturday, June 27, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Carillon House Condominiums, 2230 S. Patterson Blvd.
Wine and Cheese Party
Bring a bottle of your favorite wine and a chunk of your favorite cheese to share with each other.

If you are a single resident of Oakwood and would like to meet other single neighbors for social activities, service to the community, and educational workshops, now is the time to join POSSSIE: Professional Oakwood Singles in Service, Socialization and Self Improvement Education. We are especially hoping for some additional male residents to join our ranks. Don’t be shy, just come by!

For more information, please call Kathy at 974-4951.

At The Wright Library ...

'Art Around the World' through July 28

Wright Library is offering an “Art Around the World” series on consecutive Tuesdays from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Children entering grades K-3 in the fall can travel around the world with Mrs. Bengson and learn about the art and music of China, Mongolia, Canada, India, Kenya, Iran, Vietnam, and Russia. Books related to that day’s topic will be available for check-out.

Registration is necessary for this program. As always, children do not
need to live in Oakwood to participate, and parents are welcome to stay. All programs will meet in the Library Meeting Room.

For more information or to register, please contact the Youth Services Department at 294-7171.

Summer activities for teens

As a compliment to the teen summer reading club theme, Express Yourself @ Your Library!, Wright Library is offering opportunities for teens to plug into their creative sides every Friday from June 12 through July 31. Programs will start at 2 p.m. and end at 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted.

June 26 Cake decorating
July 7 Duct tape projects
July 10 Papermaking with Leesa Haapapuro and Chris Mannix
July 17 Cooking brunch outdoors (starts at 10 a.m.)
July 24 Tie-dye (bring your own white cotton shirt)
July 31 Scrapbooking (bring your own photos)

For more information, please contact the Youth Services Department at 294-7171. The web site is

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Pre-School Story Hour at Smith Gardens

Friday, June 26, 10 a.m.
Friday, July 24, 10 a.m.
Friday, August 28, 10 a.m.

Friends of Smith Gardens Blanket Concert Series

Sunday, July 19 - This Side Up 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 30 - Puzzle of Light 6 p.m.

For these and all other classes please call the Oakwood Community Center at
298-0775, or stop by 105 Patterson Rd.

City Notes...

Water Main update at Far Hills/Dorothy Lane

Montgomery County Water Services is continuing to replace and update water main equipment at the intersection of Far Hills Avenue and Dorothy Lane in Dayton. The work will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24 and is expected to be completed by noon on Friday, June 26 .

Traffic southbound on Far Hills and westbound on Dorothy Lane will be reduced to one lane at various times including evenings and late night.
There will be no interruption of services to business or residential customers during this improvement. “This should conclude the water line improvement at this intersection,” stated Greg Merrill, Water Services Director. “We appreciate the patience and understanding of the public.”

For more information on the project, contact Marty Hanagan at (937)781-2670.

Brush and branch collection underway

As we once again enter the summer season, it seems a good time to issue a reminder of the procedures for participation in the city of Oakwood’s brush and branch collection program.

1. Place larger piles of yard debris including brush and branches into the tree lawn area just behind the curb. Remember that branches should be no longer than 6’ and should be placed in manageable piles. Also, please do not place these piles around trees, fire hydrants, cable TV boxes or posts/poles as our equipment will be unable to collect the material.

2. No brush and branch material is to ever be placed in the street. The only exception to this is the 10 week period in the fall when the leaves may be placed in the street for collection. The reasons for not putting the material in the street are that it can create a hazard for people using the roadway and that it can pollute the down stream waterways if the material washes into the storm sewer. This is covered under Chapter 311 of the codified ordinances of the city of Oakwood and you may be
cited if this provision is violated.

3. Under no circumstance should you place anything except yard debris in the tree lawn area.

4. Grass clippings and soil are not accepted, either with regular trash or with curbside yard debris.

5. Place small amounts of leaves, small twigs, flowers and other such smaller yard debris items in with your regular trash. Please do not compact the debris into the cans so that it may be easily removed. Do not stack loose debris around or on top of your trash cans. Please remember the 35 gallon and 60-pound limits on trash cans and that all cans must have lids. This should be limited to a maximum of two cans and please note that this material will not be recycled as the material that is collected at the curb would be.

6. If you hire a contractor to remove yard debris, they are to dispose of the material.

If you have any questions or comments regarding this procedure, please contact Kenneth Perkins or Kevin Weaver at 298-0777.


Bible School at St. Paul’s

All children in Preschool through Grade 4 are invited to attend St. Paul’s Vacation Bible School. Pilgrimage: Seeking the Kingdom of God, which features a medieval theme, will take place Sunday, June 28, through Thursday, July 2. We will meet from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. for dinner, Bible Stories, Crafts, Games, and lots of Fun! Join us and bring your friends!

Register for VBS on our web site,

For more information about any of these programs, please visit St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, located at 33 W. Dixon Avenue in Oakwood. You also may call us at 293-1154.

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

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