Wright Memorial Public Library Summer Blanket Concert Series is proud to host a concert by noted Columbus jazz vocalist Dwight Lenox and his group, Lenox Avenue Express, on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at 6:30 p.m. While growing up in New York, Dwight honed his vocal talent in the church choir. After moving to Los Angeles, he went on to study a range of musical styles, from blues to ballads and jazz to swing. Dwight’s impeccable stylistic instincts and rhythmic phrasing have garnered the attention of some of the finest musicians in the industry. He continues to be a featured vocalist with the 17-piece Columbus Jazz Orchestra and has performed with such renowned musicians as Sammy Tucker, organist Hank Marr, Ramsey Lewis, Herbie Mann, and many others.
Summer Family Blanket Concerts are funded by a grant from the Wright Memorial Public Library Foundation which has been supporting special library projects and events and capital growth for the library since 1997. This concert was made possible with additional funding from the Ohio Arts Council and 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.
The program is free and open to the public. Anyone with questions can contact the library at (937) 294-7171.
Wright Memorial Library will be closed from Sunday, Aug. 16 through Sunday, Aug. 23. The temporary closure is needed because of the significant reduction in funding from the state of Ohio. Public libraries in Ohio are facing a 31 percent drop in the revenue from the state’s Public Library Fund. Wright Library will receive about $358,000 less from the state in 2009 than it received in 2008. The cuts will continue through 2010. Before this year, the library counted on the state for 80 percent of its annual revenue.
Patrons will be able to use the library’s web site and catalog during the closure, but staff will not be working, so requests for holds and interlibrary loans will not be processed until the library opens again at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 24. Overdue fines will not be charged for the dates the library is closed for furlough. Patrons are encouraged to “stock up” on library materials the week before the furlough and hold onto them through the week the library is closed, rather than returning items in the book drops.
Wright Memorial Public Library is located at 1776 Far Hills Avenue in Oakwood. Questions? Call (937) 294-7171 for more information. Wright Library’s web site is at www.WrightLibrary.org.
The Oakwood “Ice Cream Social” will be held on Sunday, Aug. 16 at Shafor Park from 3:30 to 7 p.m. It is Oakwood’s oldest tradition is a tradition held before school resumes in the fall. Families gather at Shafor Park for food, community entertainment, games and prizes for children of all ages. Your ticket includes a fried chicken dinner provided by Lee’s Famous Recipe, various flavors of ice cream and a drink.
Games start at 3:30 p.m.; Dinner is served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5.25 in advance, beginning Monday, July 20 through 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15. Tickets that day are $7.
Another feature of the Ice Cream Social is the “Avenue of Organizations.” Non-profit groups may set up tables to share information, recruit members and introduce fundraisers.
Call Vickie Gearhart at 298-0775 for more information.
The all-girl band, Good English, is playing in the Dayton Band Play-Offs at Canal Street Tavern on Thursday, Aug. 13. The band is made up of Elizabeth, Celia and Leslie Rasmussen and Annie Bartlett, all of Oakwood. They have been playing together as a band since October 2008.
The girls will be playing in the quarterfinals round of the play-offs at Canal Street Tavern. They show starts at 9 p.m.
Come show your support for Good English!
When: Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Teacher’s parking lot next to the high school
Please support the Oakwood High School Girls Soccer team. Come on out and have the girls wash your car!
DONATIONS ARE WELCOME!The girls’ team really appreciates all of the continued support they get from the Oakwood Community!
The Oakwood Field Hockey team is holding a squeaky clean car wash at Dorothy Lane Market Sunday August 23rd from 10 AM to 2 PM.
Please come by and get your car washed while supporting the OHS Field Hockey program!!
Yea Rah Hockey! GO JILLS!!!