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At the Wright Library___________________

Bookfair to be held Sept. 12

Books & Co. at the Town and Country Shopping Center in Kettering will be hosting a Bookfair fundraiser for Wright Memorial Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 12 between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Pick up a flier with a Bookfair voucher number at Wright Library anytime the library is open. On September 12, present the voucher to the Books & Co. cashier as you check out, and Wright Library will receive a portion of the sale.

In addition, Mrs. Rose will be conducting a children’s storytime at Books & Co. at 11:15 a.m., and at 1:00 p.m. library director Ann Snively will present a program for parents on doing the most they can to develop their children’s literacy skills.

Questions? Contact Wright Library at (937) 294-7171.

Music Together®

Jeff Olmstead of Music Together® will bring his unique program to Wright Library’s Family Storytime on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Music Together® is a nationally-recognized early childhood music program engaging motor and cognitive skills in young children.

Classes build on your child’s natural enthusiasm for music and movement and help you provide your child with the basic musical skills needed to enjoy school and social musical activities. Best of all, they’re fun!

You can read more about the Music Together® program at www.musictogetherofsouthdayton.

The program will take place in the Library meeting room. Anyone with questions can contact the Youth Services Department at (937) 294-7171.


Guitar Fest slated Sept. 13

The Centerville Arts Commission presents Guitar Fest as the last free concert of their series. Guitar Fest will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 13 at the Stubbs Park Amphitheater.

Co-sponsored by the Dayton Classical Guitar Society and the Centerville Arts Commission, Guitar Fest features showcase performances by many professional guitarists from across Ohio who perform a wide variety of music, including jazz, blues, classical, and popular. This annual three-hour concert has been held in the Miami Valley for over 28 years, with the past decade or more at Stubbs Park Amphitheater. The program is produced by Jim McCutcheon.

In an effort to provide citizens with quality entertainment, the City of Centerville and the Centerville Arts Commission have posted an on-line survey where the public can submit their opinions about the concerts and performers at Stubbs Park Amphitheater. Responses will help determine programming for next year’s line-up. Log on to to complete the survey by Sept. 20.

The Centerville Summer Concert Series brings talented musicians and performers to the Stubbs Park Amphitheater stage all summer long. Free concerts were scheduled every week. This year’s series was sponsored by Alpha Choice Urgent Care, A-1 Piano and Organ Movers, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, and Storage Inns of America.

The Stubbs Park Amphitheater is located at 255 West Spring Valley Road in Centerville. The amphitheater offers only lawn seating, but blankets and chairs are permitted, and parking is free. The concession stand is operated by Centerville Catering. In case of inclement weather, phone the concert hotline at (937) 433-7155.

MOMs Group coffee Sept. 17

The MOMs Group of Oakwood will hold its annual new member coffee on Thursday morning, Sept. 17 at 9:30 a.m. The coffee is open to all new and prospective members of the group and will be held at the home of Lauren Hemm, 147 Lookout Dr. Children are welcome to attend. MOMs Group activities throughout the year include monthly meetings hosting pertinent speakers, a weekly themed playgroup, field trips, MOMs Night Out, a book club and even a cooking club! For more information or to RSVP for the coffee, please contact Myra Mardis at or 937-648-7049.




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