Compiled by Darrell Wacker
This week at the Vandalia Farmers Market – September 25
VANDALIA — September 25 marks the final day of the Vandalia Community Farmers Market for 2015 season.
It will Vandalia-Butler Foundation Night at the Market. This marks the third year that Foundation has sponsored the farmers market. Stop by their booth to see how the Foundation enriches the community through charitable giving.
Music will be provided by the popular Blue Heron Trio.
Food vendors scheduled to be at the market: Wheel be Roastin’ BBQ; Mohawk Freestyle Grill; Rib-N-It BBQ, Wooten’s Chuck Wagon and Green-go Loco. Keiko’s Kettle Corn will be returning to the market this week.
Also, the third and fourth grade Wee Aviator cheerleaders are having a bake sale to raise money for their homecoming float and breast cancer awareness uniform items.
City to hold 4th annual Touch a Truck
VANDALIA — Truck lovers of all ages will love interacting with a wide variety of trucks, construction vehicles, public safety vehicles and more at the 4th Annual Touch a Truck event. Touch a Truck will be Saturday, September 26 from 9:30 – noon at the Vandalia Sports Complex baseball concession stand parking lot. Don’t forget your camera! The event will be held rain or shine.
Touch a Truck is sponsored by the Vandalia Divisions of Fire and Police, Vandalia Public Works, RTA, Sandy’s Towing, Great Clips, CareFlight, and FedEx.
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 (www.SICSA.org/wishlist) are welcome.
The program is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the events calendar at DaytonMetroLibrary.org or call (937) 463-BOOK.
Bazaar/bake sale to be held at United Christian Church
CLAYTON – The Disciples Women’s Ministries of United Christian Church, 8611 Hoke Road in Clayton, is having their annual Bazaar and Bake Sale on Saturday, October 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Many vendors will be set up inside the church with a wide variety of products, gift items, hand-made jewelry, knitted items of all kinds, wellness products, home and holiday decorations, etc. There will be a light lunch available for purchase after 11 a.m. All profits benefit local mission outreach programs. For more information, please contact the church office at 937-832-3516.
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.
Feed Ohio collection will serve veterans this September
DAYTON – Over 100,000 Ohio veterans rely on food pantries and meal services to feed themselves and their families. This September, Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is partnering with Feed Ohio to help veterans in need of food assistance.
Feed Ohio is a statewide volunteer effort timed to coincide with the National Day of Service on Sept. 11, 2015. Every year, community organizations, churches, and businesses across Ohio volunteer to host food collections for Ohioans in need.
From Sept. 1 until Sept. 30, Military Veterans Resource Center will collect monetary donations, non-perishable food items, and personal care items and distribute them to veterans and their families. Items can be dropped off at Military Veterans Resource Center, located at 5420 Brandt Pike in Huber Heights. For more information about the food collection, or to find an alternate drop-off site, contact Kelley Koons at 937-329-9559 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Last year we collected enough food to deliver over 10,000 meals to veterans and families. We hope to serve even more this year,” said MVRC Executive Director Len Proper.
Military Veterans Resource Center’s mission is to help veterans who served honorably become self-reliant in managing career and life decisions. MVRC is based in Columbus and operates five centers throughout Ohio. For additional information, please visit www.milvetsrc.org.
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: www.brunnerliteracy.org/5K-runwalk or www.speedy-feet.com.
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 Northmont75reunion@gmail.com.
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 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 email@example.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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