Community Calendar

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Vandalia offices open President’s Day

VANDALIA — The City of Vandalia offices will be OPEN on President’s Day, Monay February 15. The Vandalia City Council will meet on Monday with a workshop slated for 6 p.m. followed by the regular business meeting at 7 p.m. All meetings are open to the public.

Butler Township offices closed President’s Day

BUTLER TOWNSHIP — The Butler Township Administrative Offices will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2016 in observance of Presidents’ Day. The offices will re-open on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 8 a.m. There will be no delays in trash or recycling service.

Butler Township Board of Zoning Appeals to meet

BUTLER TOWNSHIP — The Butler Township Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) has scheduled a public hearing at the Butler Township Meeting Hall, located at 3780 Little York Road, Dayton, Ohio 45414, on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, at 7:00 p.m., to consider a Variance request to Sections 3402, General Requirements and Section 3408, Signs in LC/S Zoning Districts for a wall sign at Submarine House, 8807 N. Dixie Dr., Dayton, OH 45414.

This application is on file at the Butler Township Government Center. Your attendance and comments at the public hearing will be welcomed. Any other questions may be directed to Erika Vogel by calling 898-6735, extension 1113 or email

Beer & Brewing with A Taste of Aullwood

BUTLER TOWNSHIP — Bring your friends and join us for Beer & Brewing with a Taste of Aullwood on Saturday, February 20, from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at the Charity A. Krueger Farm Discovery Center, 9101 Frederick Pike. Enjoy a relaxing and fun atmosphere along with delicious tastes of favorites from local restaurants and caterers as well as local breweries and home brewers. Fifth Street Brewpub and The Hairless Hare Brewery will provide samples of their locally brewed craft beer and Bonbright Distributors brings their favorites from Heineken, Miller, and Great Lakes Brewing Company. Take part in informative beer tasting sessions with knowledgeable staff and tap your toes all evening to the music of Sugar Grove Bluegrass Band. Patrick Turnbull and Kirk Nichols, home brewers for over eleven years, will demonstrate the beer making process using locally grown ingredients. Sample their latest batch of freshly brewed ale and taste scrumptious culinary delights from Amber Rose, Bernstein’s Fine Catering, Christopher’s Restaurant & Catering, Company 7 BBQ, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Jerri’s Restaurant & Catering, Mrs. B’s Catering, and Ray’s Wine Spirits Grill. Aullwood thanks all of our partners in this fun and delicious event! Come and enjoy a great evening with friends and support Aullwood’s many environmental education programs for local children! The cost per person is $35 for Patron and $50 for Grand Patron. Reservations are a must. Call Aullwood at 937/890-7360. Read more on our website

Air Force Museum to honor Tuskeegee Airmen

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE – Black History Month is approaching, and 2016 marks a special anniversary for the U.S. Air Force. World War II’s famous Tuskegee Airmen mark their 75th anniversary this year, and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force is just the place to commemorate the group. Visit for more information.

Air Force Muesum building to open June 8

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s new $40.8 million fourth building including aircraft such as SAM 26000 (Air Force One) and the only remaining XB-70 Valkyrie, will open to the public on June 8, 2016. The 224,000 square foot building, which was privately financed by the Air Force Museum Foundation, will house more than 70 aircraft, missiles, and space vehicles in four new galleries – Presidential, Research and Development, Space and Global Reach, along with three science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Learning Nodes. Visit for more information.

Peanut butter collection to benefit food pantry

VANDALIA — A recent study has ranked the state of Ohio as fourth in the country in terms of the number of “food Insecure” households! Over 39,000 children are impacted by this sad statistic. The City of Vandalia is not immune from this issue. We are, however, blessed to have employees, citizens and a local food pantry that work in partnership to address the issue of hunger in our community. We encourage you to support initiative of the Dayton Bar Association: a campaign to collect peanut butter. Why peanut butter? Because it is kid-friendly and packed with nutrition. The campaign is called the Bar Hunger: Peanut Butter and Justice Challenge.

Bins have been placed in the lobby of the city building, at the Vandalia Police Department in the Vandalia Municipal Court for the collection of peanut butter through February 29. Our challenge is to fill the bins. Please help us succeed in this worthwhile cause. All donations will go to the Vandalia Food Pantry.

Library offers teen fiction contest

DAYTON — Creative teens with a story to tell are encouraged to enter the Dayton Metro Library’s Teen Fiction Contest now through February 13, 2016. The contest is open to all area teens in grades 7 through 12. Teens can choose to enter Flash Fiction for stories of under 500 words, or General Fiction for stories up to 2,000 words maximum. Winners will be chosen in two age categories: Grades 7-8 and Grades 9-12.

First place wins $100, second place wins $75 and third place wins $50 in each category; cash prizes are provided by the Friends of the Library.

“There is so much creativity and imagination out there among our teens,” said Steve Moser, Teen Services Coordinator at the Library. “I can’t wait to see the stories they share with us.”

Submissions can be dropped off at any Dayton Metro Library location and must include a completed entry form, available at Email submissions are accepted at

For more information, email or call (937) 463-BOOK.

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.

On January 28 the speaker will be Dick Cronk. He will speak about the Cold War Gallery at the United States Air Force Museum and other topics about the museum. 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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