Community Calendar

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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.

Home School Co-Op to present Little Mermaid

VANDALIA — School on the Rock Home School Co-op will be presenting Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr. April 14, 15, and 16 at The Hangar, 615 S. Dixie Dr., Vandalia Ohio 45377 under the direction of Amy Fraley. The performances on Thursday, the 14 and Friday, the 15 will begin at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Saturday’s performance is a matinee beginning at 2 p.m. with doors opening at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $8.00 presale for the Thursday/Friday shows, $10 at the door and $6.00 presale for the Saturday show, $8.00 at the door. To purchase tickets please contact them at A portion of the ticket money sold by students will go toward tuition and the high school trip in the fall.

VUMC to hold annual Flea Market

VANDALIA – The Annual spring Flea Market at the Vandalia United Methodist Church, 200 S. Dixie Dr., will be held on Saturday April 16, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lunch will also be availalble. For further information call (937) 898-4917, or (937) 898-5845.

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.

Springtime in Vandalia set for April 23

VANDALIA – Springtime in Vandalia, the annual art and craft show sponsored by Kappa Beta service sorority will once again be held at the Vandalia United Methodist Church, 200 S. Dixie Drive, on Saturday, April 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Lunch/brunch will also be served. Many fine artisans and crafters will be present to share their talents and products. There will also be artist demonstrations.

This is a great time to buy unique Mothers’ Day gifts or gifts for other upcoming special occasions. This event is open to the public. Please come and bring a friend. Proceeds from this event go to support several charities and three Butler High School scholarships provided by Kappa Beta. Locally, the charities are the Vandalia Foodbank, nursing home programs, Crayons to Classrooms, Dayton Children’s Hospital and the Fisher House at WPAFB. Additional charities are supported through our district and international chapters of Sigma Phi Gamma. Springtime in Vandalia is a great opportunity to buy unique gifts and support charities.

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 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 for more information about this free event.

Events at the Air Force Museum

Museum to ‘come alive’ to celebrate fourth building

June 11-12

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Who will you meet in the galleries of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force? Be one of the first to visit the museum’s new fourth building, and you can find out! On June 11-12, the museum will come alive with special activities to celebrate the grand opening of the fourth building, which will feature 10 presidential aircraft and a world-class collection of flight test aircraft, along with the Space Shuttle Exhibit and huge cargo planes. Visit for more information about this free event.

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 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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