Community Calendar

Historical Society to hold open houses in July

VANDALIA — The Historical Society of Vandalia-Butler, located at 336 East Alkaline Springs Road, Vandalia, will have Open House events on Sunday, July 5 and Sunday, July 19 from 1-3 p.m. In addition, our Spring House is open every Saturday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Sunday from 12:30-3 p.m. for our Alkaline Springs water, just bring your own containers (donations accepted). If you have questions call Joe Dranschak at 937-898-6689.

First Grace to host Freedom Celebration

VANDALIA — The musical Jackson Family will be in concert at First Grace Church headlining the 2015 Freedom Celebration on Sunday July 5. The Jacksons are celebrating 28 years of worldwide concert ministry this year as they perform their own unique blend of family-oriented and patriotic music selections. Special honor will be given to civil servants and our military men and women. Join the celebration with a reception at 9:30 a.m. with coffee and Jim’s Donuts, concert at 10:45 a.m. that will be followed by a barbecue lunch on the grounds at First Grace. Admission is free, however you are requested to RSVP at 890-6786 to be included in lunch. First Grace is located one mile south of Dayton International Airportat 2624 Stonequary Road Dayton, OH 45414.

Vacation Bible School offered in West Milton

WEST MILTON – West Milton Church of the Nazarene is offering daily Vacation Bible School ‘SonSpark Labs & Test Tubes’ July 13 – 17. Registration takes place at 6 p.m. with Vacation Bible School from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. featuring Dave’s Barrell Train, games and snacks. West Milton Church of the Nazarene is located at 151 W. Baker Rd., West Milton. Phone: (937)698-5782.

Brookville 5K Picnic Run set for July 25

BROOKVILLE – Runners and walkers are invited to participate in the 25th annual Brookville 5K Picnic Run, which will be held on Saturday, July 25 at Golden Gate Park in Brookville. This new 5K course will take runners/walkers over a country road and city streets. The event begins at 8 a.m. from Golden Gate Park. Pre-registration is available at You can pick up a registration form at the Brookville Chamber of Commerce. The entry fee is $25 with a T-shirt, if postmarked by July 15. Participants may also register on race day for $25, without guarantee of T-shirt. Proceeds from this event benefit the Brookville Band music program. For more information, contact Julie Smith at (937) 833-5095.

Kiser High School Heritage Day Festival slated

HUBER HEIGHTS — The Kiser High School Alumni’s annual Heritage Day Festival fish fry will be held July 18 at the Elks Lodge #58, 2801 Troy Pike beginning at 5 p.m. The cost is $12 in advance, $15 at the door. There will also be a $500 raffle drawing and other raffles and games. All proceeds benefit the Kiser High School Scholarship. Honorees this year are band members, cheerleaders, majorettes, and Pantherettes. A limited number of tickets will be sold.

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.

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.