Area News

Compiled by Ron Nunnari

Crestview Baptist to hold Easter Celebration series

CLAYTON — Crestview Baptist Church, 6600 Salem Ave., Clayton, invites the public to be a part of its Easter Celebration series starting April 2 at 10:45 a.m. as the church welcomes its new pastor, Rev. Timothy Cain. As part of the Easter Celebration series a special Good Friday service is to be held April 14 at 7 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

Nominate a Clayton property for beautification award

CLAYTON — The city of Clayton is seeking nominations for a spring VIP Beautification Award. Do you know someone with a beautiful property? Nominate them or yourself. Send the address of the property nominated along with your name and email address with a brief description of the property. City officials will stop by to take a look and snap some photos. Nominations should be submitted by May 31. Send nominations to Jack Kuntz, director of development at: [email protected] or call (937) 836-3500 extension 111.

New volunteer opportunities at Friendship Village

DAYTON — Do you need a change of pace? Enjoy working with senior adults? Friendship Village Retirement Community at 5790 Denlinger Road in Dayton has just what you need. There are a variety of opportunities, such as Craft Room assistant, Mail Delivery, Exercise Room attendant and Coffee Shop hostess, just to name a few. New volunteers are welcomed monthly into the Volunteer Team through the orientation program. Volunteer spaces are available weekly or as little as one time a month. For more information, please contact DeVonda Vanderpool at (937) 529-2587 or [email protected]

Friday night dinner offered at Marian Manor

BUTLER TWP. – Marian Council Knights of Columbus 3754 offers Friday Night Dinner of Fellowship oevery Friday of Lent from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with Rosary beginning at 5 p.m. The menu will be: Fried or Baked Fish and French Fries or Baked Potato, along with sides including Salad, Cole Slaw and Applesauce. Cost is $7.50/adult, $4.50/12 and under, or $22/family. Desserts are 50 cents while they last. This Friday dinner will continue every Friday during Lent. No dinner on Good Friday. Marian Manor is located at 6050 Dog Leg Rd., Dayton just east of State Route 48. Receive a free 50/50 ticket when you donate two or more canned goods to share with those less fortunate. All are welcome.

Chicken dinner offered at American Legion Post 707

ENGLEWOOD — On Saturday, March 25 American Legion Post 707 located at 200 W. National Road, Englewood, the Sons of the American Legion will be sponsoring a Chicken Dinner. The dinner includes a half Chicken, Cole Slaw, and Baked Beans for only $10. Dinner will be served from 5 – 7 p.m. Dinner is open to the public. Support your local Veterans.

SolaceCare topic of free program at Mill Ridge

UNION — Thursday, March 30 at 11 a.m. the public is invited to Mill Ridge Village Retirement community, 1000 Mill Ridge Circle in Union to learn about SolaceCare. SolaceCare is specialty care for individuals living with cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, Alzheimer’s disease, or Cancer. Services are aimed at providing relief from distressing pain and symptoms while supporting your emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. SolaceCare can be provided at any stage of the illness where a patient demonstrates more complex healthcare needs, a high-risk for re-hospitalization, or other adverse events associated with serious illness. SolaceCare can be integrated with all the other curative medical treatments. This is a great resource to know about to help you and others with health challenges remain in your home. Find out what SolaceCare can do for you—at no cost to you. Free program, please RSVP to 832-6302.

Learn about Veterans Benefits at Earl Heck

ENGLEWOOD — A Veterans Benefits/Advanced Directives clinic will be held at the Earl Heck Community Center, 201 N. Main St., on Friday, March 31 at noon. Veterans will learn about long term care benefits that may be available to them. Other topics include health care power of attorney, living will, estate planning and Medicaid planning. Representatives from the law offices of Lovett and Lovett will prepare your health care power of attorney and living will for free following the presentation. Lunch will also be provided to those in attendance. This free event is sponsored by Lovett & Lovett and StoryPoint. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 836-5929.

Grief Support Group offered at Earl Heck

ENGLEWOOD — A new Grief Support Group workshop will be held at the Earl Heck Community Center, 201 N. Main St., beginning on April 4. The six week session is for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one, the end of a dream, the break-up of a relationship or grieving health loss. Sessions included presentations, support and group discussions. The group will be led by Reverend Pat Eller. There is no cost to attend. To register for this support group, please call 836-5929.

Men’s Bible Study group to meet

UNION — Men’s Englewood and Union area Bible Study will meet on April 5 at 10 a.m. at Mill Ridge Village Community Center off of Rinehart Road in Union. The group meets the first and third Wednesday of the month to study “Do you really know Jesus.” All men in the area are welcome to join in.

Northmont FISH to give Easter food baskets

ENGLEWOOD — Northmont FISH will be giving Easter Food Baskets on April 7. You must live in the Northmont School District, and be able to show a current utility bill as proof of residency. Deadline to sign up is March 30. Call Candy at (937) 836-4807 to get your name on the list. Northmont FISH is located at 265 Smith Drive, Englewood.

Good Friday event slated at Englewood Friends Church

ENGLEWOOD — Englewood Friends Church, a Quaker meeting, will be offering a unique learning and worship experience on Good Friday, April 14 from 6 – 8 p.m. Brethren pastor, Chibuzo Petty, will be leading a Seder meal, a ritual feast retelling the Exodus story. The Seder will use a format which has been devised in consultation with Jews and Christians. The presentation will also discuss the controversy over Christian or Christianized Seders. Join us at Englewood Friends Church, 51 Union Blvd., Englewood. The event is free and open to the public.

Montgomery SWCD sets monthly meetings

BROOKVILLE — The Montgomery Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) will hold their regular monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of each month during 2017. The meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are held at the Montgomery SWCD office located at 10025 Amity Road, Brookville. For additional information or if you would like notice of any changes to the board meeting date/location/etc., please contact the District office at (937) 854-7646 ext. 0514 or email [email protected]

Card games offered at Earl Heck Center

ENGLEWOOD — A variety of card games are offered to senior citizens at the Earl Heck Community Center, 201 N. Main St., Englewood. Some of the games include euchre, pinochle, canasta and bridge. Open to everyone 55 and older. For more information, call 836-5929.

Clay Township 2017 Trustee Meetings set

CLAY TWP. — Clay Township Trustees will be meeting on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Township House located at 8207 Arlington Road, Brookville. For the first week of July the meeting will be on Wednesday July 5 and the first week of September the meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 5 due to holidays.

Englewood Seniors Club meets twice each month

ENGLEWOOD — The Englewood Seniors Club is a senior social club which meets at the Earl Heck Community Center, 201 N. Main St., Englewood. The club holds its meetings and luncheons on the second and fourth Friday of the month, usually followed by some sort of entertainment or fun activity. Club membership is open to anybody 55 and older. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like more information about the club, please call the Earl Heck Community Center at 836-5929.

Blue Star Mothers in need of donated items

ENGLEWOOD — The Blue Star Mothers Miami Valley Chapter 3 is collecting items, cards and donations for soldiers serving in Iraq and other areas overseas. Support is needed, especially for those soldiers not getting any support from home. Donations are being accepted at the office of Dr. Beverly Fanz, DDS located at 625 W. National Road in Englewood.

Group to make britches for African boys

CLAYTON — A new project to machine sew britches for African boys will take place at United Christian Church, 8611 Hoke Rd., Clayton. The sewers will be meeting the second Wednesday of each month between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Stay as long as you want or for an hour or two. Fabric and pattern are provided. Bring your sewing machine. If you have questions please call: Shanda at (937) 467-9697.

F.I.S.H. in need of non-perishable items

ENGLEWOOD — Northmont F.I.S.H. (Friends In Service for Humanity) is in need of several non-perishable items to help stock its pantry. The goal is to always be able to help those in need so no man, woman, or child in the Northmont community will ever go hungry. F.I.S.H. is in need of the following items: Canned meat items (ham, turkey, Spam, beef, chicken), instant potatoes, pancake mix and syrup, dry breakfast cereal, oatmeal, evaporated or powdered milk, canned vegetables, canned or bottled juice, sugar (granulated), peanut butter and jellies, muffin mix (cornbread), Sloppy Joe or Manwich Mix, graham crackers, saltine crackers, fruit (canned), macaroni and cheese, Hamburger Helper, Chicken Helper, Tuna Helper, etc., bathroom tissue, bars of soap, deodorant, toothpaste and tooth brushes, shampoo. Donations can be dropped off at 265 Smith Dr., Englewood, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Mill Ridge Village offers new exercise class

UNION — A new exercise class is being held at Mill Ridge Village, 1000 Mill Ridge Circle, Union, called F.I.T.E. (Females Interested in Toning and Exercise). Need a little more exercise than the chair-type classes? Is Zumba and Step Aerobics too hard on your joints and knees? Then this is the one for you! We will walk away your hips and thighs with the Leslie Sansone video consisting of two workouts. The two mile power walk in place takes 34 minutes and will give you serious fat burning and amazing lower body sculpting-all in one powerful energizing workout without jumping and twisting. The second part is a super slimming lower body toning and lasts only 21 minutes. The second super slimming lower body toning is a floor exercise so bring a mat, rug or blanket and if you have exercise bands, bring those for resistance. Do one or both parts, it’s up to you and its free Monday through Fridays at 5 p.m. For more information please call the office at 832-6302. You may want to check in advance in case the room is reserved for another function.

Autism/Asperger’s Support Group to meet

ENGLEWOOD — Autism/Asperger’s Support Group meets every third Sunday at Englewood United Methodist Church from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the church and welcome anyone that has an Autistic/Aspergers/special needs child and would like to talk/need help with their family situation. Please contact Craig or Susan Ellis at 937-832-1545 or email – [email protected]/[email protected] The group looks forward to seeing you at next month’s meeting.

Ohio Quilting Group to meet

UNION — The Ohio Quilting Group meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Mill Ridge Village. Please feel free to join this quilting group and help make quilts for the homeless and other needy causes. Bring a sack lunch, call the Mill Ridge office at 832-6302 for more information.

Dayton Crochet Guild seeks new members

DAYTON — Greater Dayton Crochet Guild. All skill levels welcome, including beginners. Monthly meetings. Check website at or call 937-572-8141 for current location and schedule.

Happy Corner offers free Monday meal

CLAYTON — Happy Corner Church of the Brethren, located at 7037 N. Union Road, Clayton, (corner of Old Salem and Union roads) is pleased to announce that it will host a free meal each Monday night at 6 p.m. This free meal at the “Happy Corner Church Cornerstone Bistro” is being hosted for anyone in our community who wishes to attend. Anyone in need of a meal or just interested in dining in good company is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information call the Happy Corner church office at 836-1204, e-mail [email protected], or visit

Head & neck cancer support group to meet

DAYTON — The Western Ohio Head & Neck support group meets the second Monday of each month at Elizabeth Place (formerly Franciscan Medical) from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Chapel, West Wing 1st floor. Free Parking is available in the main lot outside the West Wing Entrance. Handicapped spaces are available in the main drive of the West Wing. This group provides an emotionally supportive environment where people with head and neck cancers and their partners, family members or caregivers, may express their feelings and concerns. We are a patient-directed self-help organization dedicated to raising awareness and meeting the needs of Oral and Head and Neck Cancer Patients. Participants will benefit from sharing with others in similar circumstances, learning methods of coping, identifying lifestyle changes that aid in rehabilitation and addressing mind-body-spirit concerns in creative ways. Please contact Hank Deneski at [email protected] or 832-2677.

MVCTC offers Speakers’ Bureau

ENGLEWOOD — Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) offers a speakers’ bureau to area groups and community events. Planning committees looking for experts on areas in workforce development, career training, higher education, public education, school finance, literacy, business partnerships, or academic areas can contact MVCTC Public Information Coordinator, Kelly Herzog at 854-6056 for more information. MVCTC is happy to speak to groups or community gatherings about the Career Center or on a topic to do with MVCTC’s areas of expertise. For more information, visit

Western Ohio Writers Association to meet

FAIRBORN — Free monthly writing and critique group providing support, education and networking opportunities for Miami Valley writers of all genres. New Day and Location – 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Fairborn Community Center, 1076 Kauffman Avenue. For details visit

Dayton Healing Rooms offered in Englewood

ENGLEWOOD — Looking for a place where hope, prayer & love are freely offered? The Dayton Healing Rooms has trained members who are dedicated in partnering with you as you seek to find your pathway to health and wholeness. Dayton Healing Rooms will be available every second and fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Located at 900 Taywood Road in Englewood (hosted by Five Rivers Vineyard), call 836-3621 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are welcomed. For more information, visit

Christian literature needed for missionaries

RIDGEVILLE — Do you have extra Christian literature you don’t use anymore? Bibles, Sunday School curriculum, Christian books, paperbacks, daily devotionals, magazines, cassettes, CDs, videos? The Love Packages ministry collects and sends these materials to missionaries around the world to use in their ministries. Faith Alive Church (formerly Ridgeville Community Church) in Springboro is a Regional Collection Center for Love Packages, and will pick up all of your donated materials. Please call the Faith Alive Church office for more information: Call 513-932-5504.

Al-Anon meetings held in Brookville

BROOKVILLE — Do you love someone who drinks too much? Come be with people who understand. Al-Anon is there to help and support spouses, relatives, and friends of people with an addiction to alcohol. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays at Brookhaven Nursing and Care Center (building with a clock tower), 1 Country Lane, Brookville, Ohio (just off Brookville-Salem or Albert Road). Call for directions or more information; 833-4478 or 222-5707.

Donate used vehicles to St. Vincent de Paul

DAYTON — Donate used vehicles to St. Vincent de Paul and receive a possible tax deduction. All proceeds stay in the local community. The benefits help to transform the life of a homeless person. St. Vincent de Paul makes the donation process easy – Free title transfer, and free vehicle pickup within 24 hours. For more information call 222-3661 or visit