Community Calendar

Compiled by Darrell Wacker -

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast is April 8

VANDALIA – The Vandalia Lions Club will hold their annual Pancake Breakfast on Saturday April 8 at the Senior Citizens Center on Tionda Dr from 8 – 11 a.m. Breakfast includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, orange juice and coffee. All proceeds go to the Vandlia-Butler Food Pantry. Tickets are $5.

Spring Flea Market at VUMC

VANDALIA — The Annual Spring Flea Market at the Vandalia United Methodist Church, 200 S. Dixie Dr., will be held on Saturday April 8, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.. Lunch will also be available. For further information call (937)898-4917 or (937) 898- 5845.

Benefit dinner for Erika Crabtree Storost

VANDALIA — Friends of Erika Crabtree Storost are sponsoring a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, April 8 from 6 – 11 p.m. at AMVETS Post 99, 1123 S. Brown School Road in Vandalia. Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door. There will be casino games, a 50/50 raffle, basket raffles. Tickets include beer, and a cash bar will be available. Admission is for those 21 years of age and older. All proceeds will go directly to offset medical costs for the family of Storost. For more information, call Cara at 937-367-7053.

Smith Planetarium show to be Cosmic Jams

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 April show will be held on April 8 and will have the theme “Cosmic Jams: A Little Night Music.”

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.

National Day of Prayer breakfast slated

VANDALIA — A National Day of Prayer Breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. at The Hangar at First Baptist Church, 140 Elva Ct. Vandalia. Please join local pastors and others as we pray for our country. This year’s theme is “For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear Us…Forgive Us…Heal Us.” Breakfast will be served at 7:00 am. RSVP’s can be made at 898-8811 or online at There is no charge for the breakfast.

Vandalia Recreation Center

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. Contact Brittany Oliver at 415-2334 for more information.

Artists, parade participants sought

for 44th Annual Englewood Art Festival

ENGLEWOOD – Applications from artists and parade participants for the 44th annual Englewood Art Festival, Saturday August 12, and Sunday August 13, 2017 are now being accepted by the Englewood Festival and Arts Commission. The parade is a prelude to all of the festival events and will be held Saturday August 12 at 9:00 a.m. Applications will be accepted by the parade committee through July 21st. Artists are asked to submit photos of their handmade original work for review by the Festival Exhibitors Committee. Registration deadline is June 1. Applications can be found on the Englewood city website at or by calling the Earl Heck Community Center at 937-836-5929.

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.

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

To have your item placed in the community calendar send information to Darrell Wacker at

To have your item placed in the community calendar send information to Darrell Wacker at