Community Calendar

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Senior Center to hold annual bazaar

VANDALIA — The Vandalia Senior Center will host its Annual Bazaar on Saturday, October 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch is available for purchase beginning at 11 a.m. The bazaar features crafts, quilts, a bake sale, floral designs, books, puzzles, trash & treasure, and over 30 raffle baskets, a 50/50 raffle drawing, and door prizes.

Lunch can be taken to go or eaten in with the traditional menu items of cabbage rolls, BBQ, homemade bean soup, corn bread, chicken salad, and pies, cakes, and cookies.

The Vandalia Senior Center is located at 21 Tionda Dr. South in Vandalia. For more information, call Toni Williams at 898-1232.

SICSA to visit Vandalia library

VANDALIA — To celebrate Adopt-A-Dog Month, the Vandalia Branch of the Dayton Metro Library welcomes a furry visitor and the Humane Educator from SICSA (Society for the Improvement of Conditions for Stray Animals) on Monday, October 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Everyone can learn how to help homeless pets at this fun, hands-on presentation at the Library, located at 500 S. Dixie Drive in Vandalia. Donations of items from SICSA’s wish list ( are welcome.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the events calendar at or call (937) 463-BOOK.

Library to be closed Friday

VANDALIA — All branches of the Dayton Metro Library will be closed on Friday, September 18, for a staff training and development day. Regular operating hours resume on Saturday, September 19, 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. at all locations (except Main Library, which opens in its temporary location, 120 S. Patterson Boulevard, on Monday, September 21).

Staff Development Day brings all Dayton Metro Library staff together at Sinclair Community College for a day of professional training and team building.

“With 22 locations throughout Montgomery County and more than 500 employees, many Library colleagues seldom meet, so Staff Day is a key opportunity to bring everyone together and keep up with trends in public library service,” said Cindy Simerlink, Staff Development Coordinator for the Library. “Our system-wide facilities upgrade gives us so many new opportunities for new programs and partnerships in the future,” she said.

This is 28th annual Staff Day for the Dayton Metro Library.

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.

Estate Planning and Elder Law Overview

VANDALIA — The Vandalia Senior Center is hosting a seminar by Michael J Millonig, Attorney At Law, Ohio State Bar Association Board Certified Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Specialist, certified as an elder Law Attorney by the National Elder Law Foundation. Topics Covered: Wills, Trusts, Probate, Avoiding Probate, Estate Tax, Powers of Attorney, Health Care Powers of Attorney and Living Wills. Time & Place: Tuesday, September 22, 2015, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Please call Toni Williams at the Vandalia Senior Center for reservations at (937)898-1232.

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.

News from the Air Force Museum

Family Day: Fall with Gravity

Celebrate the beginning of the fall season while learning about the force that causes falling – gravity – from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sept. 26 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. A number of aerospace demonstration stations for all ages will be located throughout the museum, giving visitors the chance to experience the concept of gravity in a variety of situations. One station even allows participants to try on a real parachute and sit in an actual B-2 ejection seat!

Home School Day

Home school students can explore the world’s largest aviation museum and learn about aviation history and STEM topics during Fall Home School Day on Oct. 5 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.

Brunner Literacy Center Sponsors Third Annual 5K Run/Walk

DAYTON — The Brunner Literacy Center, a welcoming space for adults to reach educational dreams, is sponsoring its third annual 5K Run/Walk and optional 1.7K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015 at 10:00 am in Englewood Metropark (Main Street and National Road Entrance). The race proceeds benefit the Brunner Literacy Center which is solely funded by donations and grants.

Located at 4825 Salem Ave., and with the help of over 150 caring volunteers, the Brunner Literacy Center offers one-on-one tutoring at no cost to the clients. These adult students may be interested in improving reading and math skills, preparing for the General Equivalency Diploma (GED), practicing English Language skills or preparing for the test of citizenship. For more information, contact Celine O’Neill, Executive director at 937-815-1560. To register online: or

Northmont Class of 1975 to hold reunion

ENGLEWOOD — The Northmont Class of 1975 will hold a reunion on October 8, 2015 at Boston’s Bistro from 8 p.m. to midnight with a 70’s Alumni meet and greet. A class get together will be held October 9, 2015 from 8 p.m. to midnight at American Legion Post 707 in Englewood. Visit our Facebook page at NHS Class of 1975 Reunion or by email at

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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