Community Calendar

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Vandalia Community Easter Egg Hunt

VANDALIA — The community is invited to the annual Vandalia Community Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 26 at 11 a.m. sharp at the Vandalia Sports Complex soccer concession stand. Bring your own basket and join the City of Vandalia, Butler Township, the Butler High School softball and girl’s basketball teams, and First Baptist Church of Vandalia. The hunt is for children 10 years old and younger.

Vandalia Rec offers Spring Break Camp

VANDALIA — Enjoy your spring break with the VRC Spring Break Camp! The week will be jammed packed with excitement including: games, sports, arts and crafts, movies, swimming and field trips. Camp will run Monday, March 21 through Friday, March 25 from 7:00-6:00pm. Weekly and daily rates available. For children in grades 1-6. Register online at

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

VANDALIA — The American Legion Post 668 at 742 West National Rd. is having a breakfast with the Easter Bunny for kids twelve and under. The breakfast will be Saturday, March 26 at 9 a.m. In addition to a gift for each child, the post will provide a free breakfast for everyone that attends. This event is open to the public. Please stop in at the post by March 21 to sign up.

American Red Criss Babysitter’s Training Class

VANDALIA — Get ready for the job and responsibility of babysitting on Saturday, April 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Vandalia Senior Center. Topics include caring for, supervising and playing with children of different ages, selecting safe toys and games, preventing accidents, handling emergencies and performing basic first aid. Ages 11-15 years old. The cost is $90 Resident/VRC Member and $100 for Non-Resident. You must enroll in this class by Saturday, April 9.

LWV to host conversation with Auditor

DAYTON – On Tuesday, March 29, The League of Women Voters of the Greater Dayton Area invites county residents to an informative conversation with Karl Keith, Auditor. Mr. Keith will focus on the estate tax, but is also prepared to discuss real estate taxes and general changes in Ohio tax policy in recent years.

“The League prides ourselves on bringing programs to the community that help citizens be more knowledgeable in a wide range of topics,” said Sue Hesselgesser, executive director of the LWVGDA. “Taxes are one topic everyone talks about, and we want to ensure that they get the facts from the elected official in charge of their taxes.”

This is an informal program in one of the Oregon District’s most charming eateries. If participants care to, they may purchase their own food and beverages prior to Mr. Keith’s talk.

Lily’s Bistro is located at 329 E. Fifth St. in Dayton’s historic Oregon District. Free parking is available on the street and in the lot next door to the restaurant.

Englewood Art Festival seeking artists, parade participants

ENGLEWOOD — Applications from artists and parade participants for the 43rd annual Englewood Art Festival, Saturday August 13, and Sunday August 14, 2016 are now being accepted by the Englewood Festival and Arts Commission.

The parade is a prelude to all of the festival events and will take place on Union Boulevard at 9 a.m. Saturday August 13.

Artists are asked to submit photos of their handmade original work for review by the Festival Exhibitors Committee. Applications are due June 1 and can be found on the Englewood city website at or by calling the Earl Heck Community Center at 937-836-5929.

Summer Aerospace Camp registration now open

Registration for four affordable and exciting summer aerospace camps is now open at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Campers who have completed grades 4-8 will be able to learn about a variety of topics through hands-on activities that incorporate history, science and math concepts, as well as team-building skills. Visit for more information about this free event.

Events at the Air Force Museum

Meteorology Mania

March 19

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Learn about various aspects of weather, especially regarding how it affects flight, through a number of fun demonstrations and hands-on activities during Family Day from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on March 19 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Activities include the interactive quiz game “Are you a weather wizard?”; learning how a cloud forms; “Are you smarter than a fourth grader?” which will test visitors’ knowledge about all types of clouds; and a demonstration about barometers to help people discover how thermals affect flight and more. Plus, a team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) will be on hand to talk about National Weather Service projects. Visit for more information about this free event.

Home School Day

April 4

Home school students can explore the world’s largest aviation museum and learn about aviation history and STEM topics during Spring Home School Day on April 4 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Throughout the day, home school children, ages 3-18, can participate in a number of free educational activities, many focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) themes. There is no advance registration; however, there is limited seating capacity for some programs. Visit for more information about this free event.

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.

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.

Dr. Erin Matthews will speak on medical issues at the Lions Club dinner meeting on Thursday, March 10. Dinners are $10 and reservations can be made by contacting Gary Schomburg at 898-2357 or email at or Ed Puterbaugh at 898-4714 or by emal

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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