Community Calendar

Compiled by Darrell Wacker -

Vandalia Division of Fire Open House

VANDALIA — In honor of Fire Prevention Month, the Vandalia Division of Fire will host an open house on Sunday, October 2 from 1 – 3 p.m. at Fire Station 1, 8705 Peters Pike. The Fire Department will be celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Butler Twp. to hold energy aggregation meeting

BUTLER TWP. – Butler Township will hold an informational meeting on the energy aggregation proposal on Monday, Oct. 3 at 6:30pm at the Butler Township Meeting Hall, 3780 Little York Road. On the November ballot the community will be voting to allow Butler Township to purchase electric generation at a discounted rate.

2016 Butler Yearbooks available for pick up

VANDALIA — Any 2016 Butler graduate who ordered a 2016 yearbook may pick it up in the front office at BHS weekdays from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. There is a limited number of extra books available to purchase for $65. Contact

Dranschak to display baskets in October

VANDALIA — For the entire month of October, the artist at the Vandalia Municipal Gallery will be Jennie Dranschak. Jennie has been a basket weaver for over 30 years. The display of basketry that will be shown will be a genre of many styles and shapes. Among those, will be Shaker, Nantucket, Native American, pine needle, sweetgrass, and coiled. There will also be information on the history of weaving, and the tools that are used in this art. The display will be held at the Vandalia Municiple Bldg,, 333 J.E. Bohanan Dr., Vandalia, Ohio during business hours, and an open house will be on Monday, October 17 from 6 – 8 p.m.

Friday night dinner offered at Marian Manor

BUTLER TWP – Marian Council Knights of Columbus 3754 is offering a Friday Night Dinner of Fellowship on Friday, October 7 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with Rosary beginning at 5 p.m. Our menu will be: Sausage, Sauerkraut, Mashed Potato, Fried Fish and French Fries, along with sides including Salad, Coleslaw and Applesauce. Cost is $7/adult, $4 for kids 12 and under, or $20 per family. Desserts are 50 cents while they last. Marian Manor is located at 6050 Dog Leg Rd., Dayton. Receive a free 50/50 ticket when you donate two or more canned goods. All are welcome.

AARP tax aide volunteers needed

VANDALIA — If you like working with numbers and helping people, the AARP Tax Aide program may be a good fit for you. Volunteers prepare taxes at this Senior Center on Tuesdays from February through mid-April. Some volunteers also work at the Huber Heights Senior Center and at the Harrison Township Government Building. Training is provided for current IRS certification, All equipment and supplies are furnished. If interested, please contact local coordinator, Bill Lindsey, at 572-5556.

What Is It Worth?

VANDALIA – You can find out on Wednesday, October 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Paula and David Luke from Old World Jewelry at 3715 N. Main Street will be here all day. Sign up for a time slot.

They will be telling you the wholesale value for your antiques and treasures. You can just come for information or you might be able to sell your items also. They will let you know if they are interested in buying your items. You have the option to sell or you can even wait for several weeks and still get the same price if you decide later to sell.

Be prepared, just because it is old, doesn’t mean it is valuable. On the other hand, things can surprise you and be worth more than you think. They don’t want you to leave something at home that might be the most interesting item so they are not limiting how many things you can bring. If some of your items are too large or too fragile to bring, take lots of photos, especially of the details. If you have many items, they are willing to schedule a time to come to your house.

Paula and David ask that you come 15 minutes before your scheduled time. Also be patient if those before you have many items and they are running behind the schedule.

While you wait, you can enjoy come refreshments. Pam Smith from Medigold will be providing snacks from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Kristy Osting from StoryPoint of Troy will bring more treats from noon to 4:00 p.m. The refreshments are for everyone in the center on October 5.

Butler Class of 1967 organizing reunion

VANDALIA — Members of the Butler High School Class of 1967 are beginning to plan a 50th class reunion. Organizers are currently seeking contact information from graduates, relatives, and friends and request information be sent to More details on the reunion will be released as planning continues.

Butler Township seeks volunteers for Zoning board

BUTLER TWP. — The Butler Township Board of Zoning Appeals is seeking volunteers to fill the unexpired term of Magdalen Pietro through December 31, 2019. Interested individuals should send a resume and letter of interest to Butler Township, 3510 Sudachi Drive, Dayton, OH 45414, Attn: Erika Vogel, Township Administrator.

News from the U.S. Air Force Museum

WRIGHT PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE – The following activities are upcoming at the National Museum of the United States Air Force located at Wright Patterson Air Force Base:

Interactive MathAlive! exhibit coming to museum

Looking to avoid the “summer slide” with your school-age children? Make plans to check out the MathAlive! exhibit, an interactive traveling exhibit opening next month at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The free 5,000-square-foot exhibit, which is underwritten by Raytheon, will be open at the museum July 23-Oct. 2. Forty immersive activities create fun experiences that bring to life the real math behind the things kids love most – video games, sports, design, music, entertainment, space and robotics.

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. The program for the Oct. 13 meeting will be David Schmidt discussing ” WWI Dayton.”

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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