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Shops of Oakwood charity event July 9

On July 9, the Shops of Oakwood will open their doors and their hearts for a fun-filled night of giving and glamour. “Shopping For Good in the Wood” is a day devoted entirely to giving back to both our customers and our community.

Each of the Oakwood boutiques has chosen a local charity and have happily committed to donate 20 percent of the day’s sales toward each organization. From Inside Out will give to The Human Race Theatre Co.; Whispers to Clothes That Work; Gamine to The Mark Kreusch Memorial Fund “A Component Of The Dayton Foundation”; Preen Apothecary to The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton Food Pantry; Collage to Culture Works; Luzia’s Boutique for the Alzheimer’s Association and Get Dressed to The Humane Society of Greater Dayton.

And because giving feels so good, each store will be celebrating the day with special in-store events and a complementary store-to-store Wine Tasting generously donated by The Cork & Vine Wine Market and Lounge from 4-8 p.m.

“Shopping For Good In The Wood” is the first of what the Oakwood boutiques hope are many such nights where giving and receiving go hand in hand!

Summer programs at Homestead

The Oakwood Historical Society is continuing it’s “Victorian Summer at the Homestead” programs which were successful last summer. Flyers were sent to homes through the schools in May. In case you’ve let it slip, registration is being wrapped up NOW!

Victorian summer at the Homestead

June 29, 30, and July 1 – Monday. Tuesday, and Wednesday
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for grades 4,5,and 6
Cost $35 non-member, $25 member.

Make your own marbles, use herbs and spices to make a kitchen trivet, play games, cook, and do chores. Nothing but good reports from last year !

Life in 1867 - Oakwood’s First School

July 13,14, and 15 - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
9 a.m. to 12:30 for grades 2 and 3
Cost $45 member, $60 member.

Contact Linda Pearson at 648-9702 or

DESC picnic slated July 17

The DESC 25-Year Retirees Club annual picnic will be held on Friday, July 17, at DELCO Park, Dorothy Lane, Kettering. Social hour begins at 10:30 a.m. and lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. Call Fran Hageman, 426-2492, for reservations. Leave message if she’s not home.

At The Wright Library ...

Beginner’s digital photography at Wright Library

On Sunday, July 12 from 1:30 to 3 p.m., Jeremy Crawford, manager of Click Camera in Kettering, will be at Wright Library to give advice for beginners on how to buy and use digital cameras. He will explain the differences between shooting with film and shooting digitally, what to do with those old negatives and slides, and how to find a digital camera that will meet your needs. Adults and teens are welcome to attend. Registration is required and starts on Sunday, June 21.

The program will be held in the library meeting room. Anyone with questions can contact the library at (937) 294-7171.

Wright Library Blanket Concert July 8

Wright Library will host a Doom-Ta-Ka Children’s Drum Circle led by Columbus artists Hakan Kaya and Ron Hope on Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. Drums tell the story of the animals, the trees, the sky, and the people throughout the world. Children of all ages are welcome to bring a drum, clap their hands, or bring anything they want to play and join the drum circle. The artists will bring some extra drums to share with the audience so everyone can play!

The concert will take place on the north lawn of the library, with the meeting room as the rain site. Patrons should bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating and are welcome to bring a picnic supper if they wish. Wright Library Summer Family Blanket Concerts are free and open to the public. Anyone with questions can contact the library at (937) 294-7171

'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.

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, 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.


Hazardous waste collection

Oakwood Rotary volunteers will come to your home on Saturday, July 25, to collect some of the things we all have taking up space in our basements or garages that the weekly trash pickup are not permitted to collect: paint cans, stains, thinners, pesticides and batteries.

Call 296-5155 and leave your name, address, and the items will be collected between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, July 25.

There is no charge for this volunteer service, but residents are encouraged to 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 PO Box 512, Dayton OH 45409.



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