Community Calendar

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Morton PTO offers two fundraisers

VANDALIA — The Morton PTO has two fundraisers slated. TheTexas Roadhouse fundraiser takes place on Monday, Dec. 7 from 4-10 p.m. at the Texas Roadhouse, located at 5611 Merily Way in Huber Heights. Diners presenting the PTO flyer (available for download on the district site or in the Morton main office) will have 10 percent of the order (dine-in or carry-out) donated to the Morton MS PTO.

The Schwan’s Cares fundraiser is currently running. Until Dec. 23, 20 percent of all Schwan’s orders (online or by phone) that include the PTO fundraiser information (Campaign ID: 22329/Fundraiser ID: 55994) will be donated. Also, 40 percent of any eGift card purchase is donated. After Dec. 23, the donation from Schwan’s is 5 percent of each sale, which continues until Nov. 7, 2016. Anyone needing additional information can contact Mark Miller 937-304-6593/

Christmas Cantata slated

VANDALIA — Vandalia Baptist Temple will be presenting their Christmas Cantata, “Christmas in His Presence” on Friday, Dec. 11 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m.

The event is free to the public, however on Saturday there will be a special offering taken for Shelby Mathes who is battling cancer and attends Troy High School. There will also be “Dinner on the Grounds” after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service.

The church is located at 724 Helke Rd in Vandalia. For more information call the church at 898-5761 or contact them via their webpage or Facebook page.”

Toys for Tots

VANDALIA — Sibcy Cline Realtors in Vandalia is a drop off location for Toys for Tots. The hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday. New unwrapped toys need to be there by Dec. 15 so they can get distributed.

Jumping Beans Jumping Sprouts

VANDALIA — Youngsters accompanied by a special adult will enjoy movement, rhythm, and fun on Wednesdays from 9:45-10:30 a.m. at the Vandalia Recreation Center. Class runs through December 9. With the utilization of songs, guided locomotion, finger plays, dancing, and parachute time, your youngster will enhance language and communication skills, social and cognitive development, and motor coordination. Come and join the fun! Ages: 18 – 36 months. Cost $30 Vandalia resident/VRC member, $38 non-resident.

Jumping Sprouts

VANDALIA — Preschoolers, assisted by a special adult, will enjoy singing, dancing, tumbling, movement, and rhythm on Wednesdays from 10:45-11:30 a.m. at the Vandalia Recreation Center. Class runs through December 9. Parachute time and free play will extend the fun. Watch your jumping beans sprout into active preschoolers. Ages: 30 – 48 months. Cost $30 Vandalia resident/VRC member, $38 non-resident.

Scissors, Snack, and Story

VANDALIA — This program on Fridays from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Vandalia Recreation Center is designed for you and your child to get to know one another and make new friends while having fun. Your child will experience gross motor movements, fine motor movements and social skills. Each class will feature a themed craft, story and activity. Drop-in for Zoom Around the Room and save $2 on Scissors, Snack and Story registration. Ages: 5 & younger (Children must be accompanied by an adult). Fee: $6 Resident / VRC Member; $8 Non-Resident; each additional child is $4. Location: Vandalia Recreation Center special events room.

Kiser High School Almuni Meetings

HUBER HEIGHTS — Kiser High School alumni meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except November and December) at the American Legion Post 200 which is at 5046 Nebraska Avenue, Huber Heights. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. Graduates, attendees, and friends of Kiser High School ae welcome to attend. Please park at the rear of the building and use rear entrance.

Vandalia Lions Club meets twice monthly

VANDALIA — The Vandalia Lions Club holds dinner meetings on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at the Cassel Hills Golf Clubhouse at 6:30 p.m. The club does not hold dinner meetings in July or August. Programs include speakers covering topical subjects. Any Vandalia-Butler resident interested in attending, learning more about the Club’s Community Service activities, and perhaps joining the Club, may contact the Club President, Gary Schomburg at 898-2357.

Sister Cities meets each month

VANDALIA – Sister Cities of Vandalia meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Senior Citizen’s Center on Tionda Dr. at 7 p.m. followed by a Gemuetlichkeit (social) hour.

Rotary Club of Vandalia meets on Thursdays

VANDALIA — Rotary Club of Vandalia meets on Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at Cassel Hills Golf Clubhouse, 201 Clubhouse Way. Lunch is available for purchase. For information, call (937) 890-2565 or visit for weekly program and speaker.

Optimist Club of Vandalia-Butler meets on Tuesdays

VANDALIA — The Optimist Club of Vandalia-Butler, celebrating its 40th year, welcomes members and guests to their weekly meetings on Tuesdays at 12 noon. They meet at the Celebrations Banquet Center II at 7615 Poe Avenue Dayton, OH 45414. Please visit for more information.

Vandalia Toastmasters meets twice monthly

VANDALIA — Would you like to be a better speaker and a more effective leader? Vandalia Toastmasters provides a mutually supportive and positive learning environment where you have the opportunity to develop and practice communication and leadership skills. The club meets at 7:00 on the first and third Tuesday of every month at the Vandalia Justice Center at 245 James Bohanan Dr., Vandalia OH, 54377. phone: 937-656-2524. Guest are welcome.

Mothers groups meet in Vandalia

VANDALIA — MOPS and MOMS Next meetings offer community and mothering support to mothers of children age birth through six. MOPS and MOMS Next meetings are held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Vandalia (122 W. National Rd. in Vandalia next to Rite Aid) on the second and fourth Thursday evenings of each month from 6 – 8:15 p.m. Childcare is provided (please RSVP prior to attending to ensure enough childcare workers are available). Every mother is welcomed (working, stay-at-home, married, single, and expectant moms). For more information call Kim LaBianco at 454-9430 or send an e-mail to

TOPS meets in Tipp City

TIPP CITY — TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a weight loss Support Group. Our meetings are on Mondays at the Zion Lutheran Church at 11 N. 3rd St. Tipp City. Entrance is on the west corner of the building. Please see the signs. We meet in the basement. Weigh in is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and our meetings are from 6-7 p.m. For further information please call Ursula at 335-9721 or email her at

North Dayton Gold Star Referral Club to meet

HUBER HEIGHTS — Gold Star Referral Clubs are groups of business professionals who get together to help build each others business. The North Dayton referral Partners consists of quality business people who meet over breakfast in order to build relationships, increase business and exchange referrals.

Come visit us at The Heights Café, located at 6178 Chambersburg Road in Huber Heights on Wednesday from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Contact Al Harmon at 937-623-3246, with any questions.

Compiled by Darrell Wacker

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