Community Calendar

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Friday night dinner offered at Marian Manor

BUTLER TWP. — Marian Council Knights of Columbus 3754 offers Friday Night Dinner of Fellowship on March 3 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with Rosary beginning at 5 p.m. The menu will be: Fried Fish and French Fries, along with sides including Salad, Cole Slaw & Applesauce. Cost is $7.50/adult, $4.50/12 and under, or $22/family. Desserts are 50 cents while they last. This dinner will continue every Friday during Lent. Marian Manor is located at 6050 Dog Leg Rd., Dayton. Receive a free 50/50 ticket when you donate two or more canned goods to share with those less fortunate. All are welcome.

Smith Planetarium to explore going to Mars

VANDALIA — Free shows are offered on the second Saturday of the month during the school year at the Smith Middle School Planetarium. Shows begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the community. Seating is on a first come-first served basis. The March show will be held on March 11 and will explore various topics of interest from the audience.

BPEA hosting mini-golf event

VANDALIA — The Vandalia Butler Performing Arts Association is hosting the first community-wide mini-golf event on Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Butler High School. The community is invited to play a round of mini-golf in the halls and rooms of Butler. There will be concessions, a silent auction, and raffle baskets available in the cafeteria. Tickets are $5 presale and $7 at the door.

Vandalia Recreation Center

Better Babysitters

Would your son or daughter know what to do if the child they were babysitting for started to choke on something? Would they know what to do if they were taking care of several children and someone came to the door? Does your child baby sit younger siblings? Why not enroll your child in a Better Baby Sitters course. Your child will learn the responsibilities of having a job, the Rights of a Baby Sitter, CPR for a Child and Infant, Basic First Aid, Growth and Development and appropriate toys and activities for kids. They also learn diaper changing, infant care and how to feed a toddler. The most important component of the Better Baby Sitters course is that it is fun!

This program is for children in grades 5-8th. The cost is $75 Resident/VRC member and $80 Non-Resident. This class will run on Saturday March 4 and March 11 from 9:00a-1:30p at the Vandalia Senior Center.

Under the Rainbow

All the beautiful colors of the rainbow will be part of this fun and interactive class. Each session will introduce a new color. Please wear RED for the first class. This program is for children age 2-4 years old. The cost is $24 Resident/VRC member and $28 for Non-Resident for the session. Or you can drop-in for $7 per class. The program will run on Tuesdays beginning March 2 through March 23 10:00-11:00am.

Zoom Around the Room

Enjoy a morning of play with your child. A variety of play equipment will be set up in the gymnasium for children and their guardian to run, climb, jump and recreate. An adult must accompany each child or family of children. No instruction, just open play! Registration not required. Ages 1-5 years old. The cost is $4 per child per class. This is class is every Friday through April 28 from 10:00-11:00am. There will be no class on Friday, March 31. Contact Brittany Oliver at 415-2334 for more information.

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.

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 topic at the Feb.23 meeting will be Astronomy and the Smith Middle School Planetarium with Scott Oldfield.

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. Speakers in January include Steve Reed on longterm care on January 10, Vandalia City Manager Jon Crusey on January 17, Jeff Hoagland, President and CEO of the Dayton Development Coalition on January 24, and Megan Reinhart on January 31. 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

Compiled by Darrell Wacker

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