Area News

Compiled by Ron Nunnari

Visit the Northmont Community Market

CLAYTON — The Northmont Community Market is held every Sunday through Oct. 8 in front of Esther Price Candies on US 40. Shop over 20 local vendors including fresh produce, flowers & herbs, baked home goods, artisans, crafters and so much more. For more information please contact Tasha Jenkins, Market Manager at (937) 380-1971 or [email protected] and follow the market on Facebook.

Jazz Band workshop offered each Friday

ENGLEWOOD — An adult jazz band workshop is held at the Earl Heck Community Center on Friday mornings at 10 a.m. This workshop is open to experienced musicians interested in practicing and playing jazz music with other musicians. For more information, call Ron at 430-7694.

Pork chop dinner offered at Post 707

ENGLEWOOD — On Friday, August 11 from 5:30-7 p.m., American Legion Post 707, located at 200 W. National Road, Englewood, the Sons of the Legion will be serving a Pork Chop Dinner. Dinner includes a thick pork chop, baked potato, salad and desserts for only $10. Dinner is open to the public. Support your local Veterans.

Board of Developmental Disabilities to meet

TROTWOOD — There will be a meeting of the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services on Tuesday, August 15 at 7 p.m. at the Kenneth W. Ritchey Administration Center, 5450 Salem Avenue, Trotwood. The following committee meetings have been scheduled prior to the Board meeting. All committee meetings on Board night will be held at the Ritchey Center. Human Resources 5:30-5:45 p.m. Policy 5:45 – 6 p.m. Ethics 6 – 6:15 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the Superintendent’s office at 837-9235. Copies of the agenda will be available at the meeting.

Veterans services officer to visit Post 707

ENGLEWOOD — On Wednesday, August 16 from 5 – 7:30 p.m., Veterans Service Officer Lisa Lewber, with Montgomery County Veterans Services will be at the American Legion Post 707, 200 W. National Road, Englewood. She will be there to answer questions on veterans’ benefits one on one. Any Northmont area veteran or spouse may attend. You do not need to be a Legion member. Burgers will be available for sale from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Got questions? Be there.

Northmont retirees invited to fundraising breakfast

ENGLEWOOD — All Northmont retirees are invited to a back to school breakfast on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 9 a.m. at Bob Evans Restaurant on Hoke Road. The goal of the breakfast is to allow retirees to reconnect with colleagues and to raise funds for the Northmont Education Foundation. Retirees are encouraged to make a donation to the foundation to support teachers and students. Cash or checks will be accepted. Retirees who are unable to attend the breakfast may still support the cause by sending a donation directly to the Central Office. The donation should be marked “retiree grant.”

Men’s Bible Study group to meet

UNION — Men’s Englewood and Union area Bible Study will meet on August 16 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.

Band Boosters to host ice cream social

ENGLEWOOD — Northmont Band Boosters will be hosting its annual Ice Cream Social on Sunday, August 20 at Centennial Park, 321 Union Boulevard. The event will run from 4 – 7 p.m. and admission is free with food, refreshments and, of course, various flavors of ice cream from JD Custard available for purchase. The Northmont Marching Band will be performing along with the Wee Bolt, Intermediate, and High School Color Guards. The High School Color Guard will be offering free face painting and there will also be the Northmont Band’s famous cake-walk. Come join the band and enjoy an afternoon listening to music, winning cakes, and eating ice cream. All proceeds benefit the Northmont Band Boosters. For more information contact the boosters at [email protected]

Instant Piano Workshop slated at Earl Heck

ENGLEWOOD — An Instant Piano (For Hopelessly Busy People) workshop will be held at the Earl Heck Community Center on August 23 at 9 a.m. If you yearn to experience the joy of playing piano, but you don’t want years of weekly lessons, this short course is for you. In just a few hours you can learn enough secrets of the trade to make piano playing a part of your life. For more information or to register for this workshop, call Ron Hartwell at (937) 430-7694.

Friday night dinner offered at Marian Manor

DAYTON — Marian Council Knights of Columbus 3754 offers a Friday Night Dinner of Fellowship on August 25 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., with Rosary beginning at 5 p.m. The menu will be: Grilled Chicken with Corn on the Cob, Fish; Fried or Baked, French Fries or Baked Potato, along with sides including Salad, Coleslaw and Applesauce. Cost is $7.50/adult, $4.50/12 and under, or $22/family. Desserts are 50 cents while they last. There will be no dinner on Sept. 1. 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. All are welcome. Your support and attendance is greatly appreciated.

Grief support workshop offered at Earl Heck

ENGLEWOOD — A grief support workshop will be held at the Earl Heck Center starting on August 29. The six week workshop is for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one, the end of a dream, the breakup of a relationship or grief caused by declining health. Sessions include presentations, support and group discussions. The group is open to everyone and there is no cost to attend. To register for the grief support workshop, please call 836-5929

Labor Day fireworks scheduled in Clayton

CLAYTON — The City of Clayton will host its annual Labor Day fireworks display on Sunday, September 3 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Meadowbrook at Clayton, 6001 Salem Ave. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs to enjoy the show. Other activities include bounce houses, face painting, a performance by the Northmont Jazz Band, with free hot dogs, cotton candy and other treats. Free on-site parking. Fireworks will be set off at 9 p.m. Bring the entire family.

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

Englewood City Beautiful nominations sought

ENGLEWOOD — The Englewood Festival and Arts Commission would like to recognize and applaud the efforts of city residents who have worked to beautify their property or home. Show your hometown pride by nominating your deserving friends or neighbors for the monthly “City Beautiful” award. A winner will be selected each month during the spring and summer beginning in May. Nominations forms may be found at under Community. Forms may be submitted online or mailed to the Earl Heck Community Center, 201 N. Main St., or call 836-5929 with your nomination.

Brunner Literacy Center 5K Run/Walk slated

ENGLEWOOD — The Brunner Literacy Center is having its 5th Annual 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, October 28 at 10 a.m. at the Englewood MetroPark (West Reserve) Lawwill Shelter at 100 E. National Rd. The entrance to the West Reserve is located at the intersection of National Road and State Route 48 in downtown Englewood. Turn east and go down the hill to enter the West Reserve. Register at will be a Zumba warmup, free snacks, the Chaminade band, balloon animals, and prizes.

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]

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 September the meeting will be on Tuesday, Sept. 5 due to Labor Day holiday.

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.

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.

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

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