Community Calendar


Compiled by Darrell Wacker - dwacker@civitasmedia.com



Spring food drive benefits Food Pantry

VANDALIA-BUTLER — The annual spring food drive is underway April 9-29 and there are several locations where food can be donated. Community drop-off locations are the Vandalia Fire Department, Vandalia Rec Center, Butler Township Government center, McDonald’s (Vandalia and Butler Township), Vandalia Municipal Building. In addition, the Vandalia-Butler City Schools are collecting food. All food donations stay local and benefit families in Vandalia and Butler Township. Food Items most needed: Jelly, Spaghetti, Pasta, Canned Chicken, Jello/Pudding, Baked Beans, Canned Fruit, Boxed Potatoes. Thank you for your generosity in supporting the Vandalia Food Pantry.

Smith Planetarium Show

BUTLER TOWNSHIP — The planetarium at Smith Middle School will hold its final show of the season on Saturday, May 21. “Planet Walking” will explore the distances in the solar system. Want to know how far to Pluto, more about the Transit of Mercury, or the newly discovered Planet 9? Wear your walking shoes and explore the Solar System. (Part of this show may be held outside weather depending).

Butler class of 1966 to hold reunion

VANDALIA — The Vandalia-Butler Class of 1966 will hold its 50th class reunion on June 25, 2016. For details call Linda (Tabbert) Staley at 937-898-2376.

Northmont Class of 1966 plans reunion

CLAYTON — The Planning Committee of the Northmont Class of 1966 is busy planning for their 50th class reunion the weekend of August 19, 2016. There are a number of missing classmates still needing to be reached. If you are a classmate or know of someone who is and hasn’t received an invitation to the activities, please contact Carol (Manning) Haworth at 937-974-8833 or Bill or Jean (Houck) Rayle at 937-478-5316.

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 www.englewood.oh.us or by calling the Earl Heck Community Center at 937-836-5929.

Summer Aerospace Camp registration now open

WPAFB – 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 http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/PressRoom/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/466/Article/670576/summer-aerospace-camp-registration-now-open.aspx for more information about this free event.

Events at the Air Force Museum

Student Aviation Art Exhibit

April 2-May 1

More than 130 pieces of art created by local students from schools across the Miami Valley will be on display at the National Museum of the U.S Air Force during the 33rd Annual Student Aviation Art Competition and Exhibition. The exhibit will be open from April 2 through May 1. Visit http://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/PressRoom/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/466/Article/709625/student-artwork-to-be-exhibited-at-museum.aspx for more information.

Media contact: Sarah Swan, (937) 255-1283, sarah.swan@us.af.mil

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 April 28 the speaker will be Doug Deutsch and he will speak about identity theft and protection.

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 www.vandaliaohiorotary.org 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 http://www.vandalia-butleroptimistclub.org/ 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 mopsstjohns@gmail.com.

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 Gupie34@Yahoo.com.

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.

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Compiled by Darrell Wacker

dwacker@civitasmedia.com

To have your item placed in the community calendar send information to Darrell Wacker at dwacker@civitasmedia.com.

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