Butterfly Festival slated Aug. 2
Families are invited to walk, run, drive or flutter down to Ohio’s original native Butterfly House at Cox Arboretum MetroPark for the 10th annual Butterfly Festival. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 2. Admission is free to this open-air exhibit, which will display butterflies, moths and caterpillars native to the region. Participants will get an up-close view of the various species in all stages of metamorphosis.
In addition to tours of the Butterfly House, the festival features a variety of activities: • Children’s games and hands-on activities • Live music • Artisan’s gallery • Food merchants • Children’s butterfly ballroom • Butterfly buggy tours.
For more information on the Butterfly Festival, call (937) 434-9005 or visit metroparks.org. Cox Arboretum MetroPark is a landscape arboretum that offers gardening, nature and horticulture to visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Featuring 189 acres of specialty gardens, woodlands, prairies and other natural areas, Cox Arboretum offers a unique outdoor learning and recreational experience. Educational programming, centered on plants, trees, wildlife and the conservation sciences, is offered for all ages.
Giving Strings concert Aug. 8
St. Vincent DePaul this year’s recipient
The Giving Strings Orchestra’s annual charity concert is coming up soon again, and this year will be the tenth year of this Oakwood tradition. Over the years, Giving Strings has given to many charities. In the past, they have donated money to the Food Bank, Daybreak, the Martha Fram fund at Dayton Children’s Hospital for cystic fibrosis, Project Read, and various other charities.
This year the money raised will be given to the St. Vincent de Paul District Council, which is an organization that helps homeless and impoverished families in many different ways. Specifically, the money will be given to the Transitional Housing program, which is a facet of St. Vincent’s that provides an educational and residential support program for homeless women and families. Those in this program are drug and alcohol-free and committed to becoming self-sufficient and achieving permanent housing on their own. St. Vincent’s coaches the participants towards reaching these goals. It is a fantastic organization that has helped many people out. Also, there’s been a heavy influx in applicants due to the economy.
The concert will be held on Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at Shafor Park, so please come to enjoy an evening of light classical music and help others by making your contribution.
Attention all Giving Strings Musicians: The Giving Strings music is available for pickup at 158 E. Dixon Ave (one block south of Shafor Park). Anyone wishing to be a part of the orchestra should pick up a part, which is available any time. Some pieces of interest on the program include Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Mozart, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto in D, and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The rehearsal is on Friday, Aug.7 at 7 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church, 3440 Shroyer Rd., Kettering, and the concert is on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m. at Shafor Park in Oakwood.
Art on the Lawn Aug. 8
The Village Artisans of Yellow Springs, Ohio, will be presenting its 27th annual Art On The Lawn art show on Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The popular outdoor arts and crafts show is held each year under the shade trees of Mills Lawn; Elementary School, one block west of Xenia Ave. (St. Rt. 68) in the village.
The Village Artisans is one of the oldest arts cooperatives in the Miami Valley, featuring fine ands and crafts from artists living and working in this area of Ohio, as well as from Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Established in 1983, Village Artisans has provided Yellow Springs with quality handmade art work in very diverse mediums and styles.
Call for Entries...
DSPS Contemporary/ Abstract Art Show
The Dayton Society of Painters & Sculptors (DSPS) is calling for entries into a juried show of contemporary and non-objective abstract art. This is DSPS’s first open competition featuring stylized and non-objective artists. Cash prizes will be awarded. The judge is Peter Gooch, a University of Dayton painting professor.
Maximum size is 48 x 36 inches, all media. Early entry fee is $12 each up to three works. Applications for show should include two (2) 3x4” cards for each work entered with artist’s name, name of work, size, media and price. Send check made out to DSPS by Aug. 14 to Terry Hitt, 1718 Beaverbrook Dr. Beavercreek Ohio, 45432.
July 28, 2009
Volume 18, No. 30
The Oregon District