Upcoming Events!

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ONE LINCOLN PARK FREE CHAIR YOGA

One Lincoln Park, is offering Free Chair Yoga this and every Friday from 11am-12 noon. Perfect for those with limited mobility .Drop-ins and all fitness levels are welcome. This event is free to the public. One Lincoln Park is located at 590 Isaac Prugh Way in Kettering.

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DAYTON METRO LIBRARY TEENS PROGRAMS

Teens across the Miami valley can participate in two programs coming up at several branches of the Dayton Metro Library. In their shoes: Teens and Dating Violence discusses scenarios including sexting, pregnancy, homophobia and stalking. My Generation RX allows teen participants to discuss prescription drug use, identify potential reasons for misuse, then brainstorm alternatives.  Both programs are free and open to the public; For location information, visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org or call 463-2665.

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RIVERSCAPE METRO PARK

Park along the Great Miami River and enjoy the beautiful views of Riverscape Metro Park. Offering winter ice skating, community events, and floral paintings, Riverscape Metro Park is ideal for family, friendly fun, located at 237 East Monument Ave, in the heart of downtown. Come join the community on Dayton’s front porch, at Riverscape Metro Park. For more information, call 274-0126. Hope to see you there.

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STUDY NIGHT AT THE CATFE

Attention Dayton students, teachers, and faculty.Join Gem City Catfé for Study Night at the Catfe. Every Monday night from 5-8pm. Featuring free WiFi and bottomless drip coffee. Take a free 5-minute study break per hour by popping into the cat lounge home to adoptable rescue cats with a community focus. Gem City Catfe 1513 East 5thStreet in Dayton.

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VANDALIA RECREATION CENTER FREE WALL CLIMBING NIGHT

Bring your entire family to Vandalia Recreation Center every 3rd Tuesday for Free Wall Climbing Night. Our climbing wall is 27 feet tall and is sure to be a challenge for any climber, beginner or experienced. This event is free to ages 6 & up. Each climber must have a current waiver accurately filled out before climbing. Vandalia Recreation Center is located at 1111 Stonequarry Road Vandalia.

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PENDLETON ART CENTER EVENTS

Enjoy food, music, art, and friends at First Fridays and Second Look Saturdays at the Pendleton Art Center located at 1105 Central Avenue in Middletown Ohio. Every first Friday of the month from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Saturday 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM, come meet local artists and see how they make their art in their own studios! For more information visit, pendletonartcenter.com.

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ARTHRITIS EXERCISE CLASSES

One Lincoln Park offers Arthritis workouts this and every Thursday from 10-11AM.  You will learn techniques to help beat chronic pain and fatigue.  This is a free event and all ages and fitness levels are welcome.  One Lincoln Park is located at 590 Issac Prugh Way in Kettering, for more details call 298-0594.

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HEARTFULNESS CENTER FREE YOGA CLASS

Join the Heartfulness Center Saturday mornings for a free yoga class where you can learn the fundamentals of posture, and meditation. Yoga starts at 11am followed by meditation. Fairfield Commons mall is located at 2727 Fairfield Commons in Beavercreek.

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KETTERING  FREE WORKOUTS FOR MEN

F-3 Dayton is holding free workouts for men of all ages on Tuesday’s from 5:30AM to 6:15AM at Kettering Middle School, 3000 Glengarry Rd in Kettering.  For more information. call 499-1553.

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COX ARBORETUM BUTTERFLY HOUSE TOURS

Cox Arboretum is offering free guided and self-guided tours of their amazing Butterfly House. Open every day at 8:00 AM, right now is the best time to go see the magic that is the Butterfly. Cox Arboretum is located at 6733 Springboro Pike in Dayton. For more information or to schedule a free guided tour of our butterfly house, call 275-5053 or visit our website at metroparks.org.

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GREATER DAYTON DISASTER RELIEF FUND

Attention Everyone, if you wish to help those affected by the Memorial Day tornadoes please consider visiting or donating to the Greater Dayton Disaster Relief Fund.  This fund helps contribute to charitable organizations around the Miami Valley.  If you want to contribute you can check out www.daytonfoundation.org or you can visit them at 40 North Main Street,Suite 500 in Dayton. Please consider helping your fellow Daytonians. Dayton Strong.

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ARTHRITIS EXERCISE CLASS

Beat chronic joint pain and fatigue through a gentle arthritis exercise class. Come out to 590 Isaac Prugh Way starting at 10am for this free event every Thursday. Drop-ins and all fitness levels are welcome. Make new friends and commit yourself to a healthy 2019. For more information, call 298-0594.

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LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER FREE BREAKFAST

Life Enrichment Center, a non-profit organization, offers free breakfast to the community every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Doors open at 8am and breakfast is from 9am to 9:40am. Second helpings are available as supply allows. Any unopened food items may be taken home with you. All are welcome. They are located at 425 North Findlay Street in Dayton. For more info call 252-5700.

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CHICKEN KRIKETS STRUGGLE DOG DAYS

Chicken Krikets, a new restaurant in Dayton will be hosting Struggle Dog Days every month. For the last two days of every month they will be giving out free hot dogs to the surrounding communities. There is a limit of one per person and any and all are welcome. They are located at 2301 Germantown Street. For more information call 813-3022.

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MPOWER GYM COMMUNITY DAY

Parents, are you looking for something better for your kids to do than sit and play Xbox all day? Well here it is! Every Saturday at MPower Gym is Community Day, which means free classes in boxing, Jiu-Jitsu and more. Not only will your kids get exercise, but they will also learn how to defend themselves and the proper way use it. Every Saturday head to MPower gym at 270 North Dixie Drive in Dayton.

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HOUSE OF BREAD FREE MEALS

House Of Bread is a year-round kitchen providing a free meal to anyone in need from 10 am to 1 pm. The House Of Bread is located at 9 Orth Avenue in Dayton. For more details, call 226-1520 or visit house of bread dot org.

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DAYTON LIFE ENRICHMENT CENTER FREE GROCERIES

Dayton Life Enrichment Center is hosting a grocery hand out every Tuesday through Thursday from 10 am to 11 am. Limit one bag per household per week. The Center is located at 425 North Findlay Street in Dayton. For more details, call 252-5700 or visit daytonlec dot org.

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MORAINE MILERS WALKING GROUP

Walking enthusiasts are encouraged to come to the Moraine Milers Walking Group every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30-9:30am. The walks will take place at Wax Park, next to the Payne Recreation Center, located at 3800 Main Street in Moraine. For more information please contact Karen Lane at 535-1060 or by email at klane@moraineoh.org.

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SECOND STREET MARKET

Each Thursday from 11 am until 3pm, the 2nd Street Market comes alive. Reminiscent of European markets, 2nd street will have local growers, bakers, culinary specialist and so much more. 2nd Street Market is located at 600 2nd street in Dayton, and for more information and dates on this amazing event call 228-2088 or on the web at fiveriversmetroparks.org.

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VANDALIA TOASTMASTERS CLUB

Come enhance your speaking skills with the Vandalia Toastmasters Club. Our meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Vandalia Justice Center, located at 245 James Bohanan Drive in Vandalia. These meetings start at 7 am. For more information please call, 257-4531, or visit them online at vandalia.toastmastersclubs.org.

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DAYTON TOASTMASTERS CLUB

Do you want to improve your public speaking skills? The City of Dayton Toastmasters Club is the place to do it. They meet every Thursday at 6:30pm at the College Hill Community Church on 1547 Philadelphia Dr. Membership is open to all. Call 248-4765 for more information.

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ALS PATIENT & FAMILY EDUCATION & SUPPORT GROUP

Newly diagnosed with ALS? Helping a family member or friend living with ALS? Come learn more about the disease and receive support on June 5th at the Neuro-Rehab & Balance Center located at 7677 Yankee Street in Centerville. The patient/family education and support group meets on the first Monday of each month, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.  For more information, please contact Whitney Taverna at 866.273.2572, ext. 111 or via email at wtaverna@alsohio.org.  

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GRACE CROSSING CHURCH FIT CLUB

Ready to make a fit and healthy lifestyle change? Join us at Grace Crossing Church 1553 Beaver Valley Road in Beavercreek for Fit Club. This is a free community fitness group providing a constant meeting place as a resource for people looking to get and stay fit, share ideas, maybe meet a few friends along the way. Call Amanda Murphy at 386-299-8703 for more information.

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BEACON TOASTMASTERS CLUB

The Beacon Toastmasters Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm at the Peace Lutheran Church at 3530 Dayton-Xenia Road in Beavercreek. Membership is open to all. See how Toastmasters can help you improve your speaking and leadership skills. Call 609-5745 for more information.

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FROC PRIORITY BOARD

The FROC Priority Board holds meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 6pm at Fairview United Methodist Church on 828 West Fairview Ave, in Dayton. FROC meetings also include special guest speakers like Sargent Anderson of the Dayton Police Department, John McManus of the Dayton School Board, and Sharon Taste from the Dayton Metro Library.  Join us and make a difference! For more information, please contact 333-2333.

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GUARDIAN OF THE GLEN

Parks and nature reserves are a great place to spend time with the family. An even better way would be becoming a ”Guardian of the Glen” at Glen Helen Nature reserve. Volunteers meet every Saturday at 1pm at the Trailside Museum in the park and assist the rangers in various tasks including trash pickup and graffiti removal. For more details, call 769-1902 and do your part to keep your parks beautiful.

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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION VOLUNTEERS

Dealing with Alzheimer’s can be very taxing for all involved. Please consider volunteering your time to help lighten that load for someone. The Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter depends on dedicated volunteers to help the dream of a world without Alzheimer’s become a reality. Many opportunities to serve exist throughout the year. The Chapter provides an orientation and all training and materials. To help make a difference, send an email to alz.org/Dayton, or call 610-7003. Make a difference.

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AMERICAN RED CROSS MEMBERSHIP

Become a member of the American Red Cross and learn how rewarding it can be to lend a helping hand. Volunteers all across the U.S provide life-saving services to help our neighbors prevent and preparefor emergencies. Volunteers are integral to the Red Cross’s mission to save lives. For more info on how you can help, call the Dayton-area chapter of the Red Cross at 222-6711. The American Red Cross, help save lives today!

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BIG BROTHER OR BIG SISTER VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering can be very rewarding, especially when you volunteer as a Big Brother or Sister. As a Big Brother or Sister, you will have a golden opportunity to help shape a child’s life, and empower them to achieve. Play sports, read a book, go fishing, or just  talk. Sometimes just having someone there is all they need. For more info on how you can help change a life, call 401-0838.

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DAYTON’S NATIONAL PARK FACILITIES

Dayton’s National Park facilities, located at 16 S. Williams St., will be open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests can visit the Wright-Dunbar Interpretive Center and the Huffman Prairie Flying Field Interpretive Center.   For more information, call 937-225-7705.

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CARRIAGE HILL FARM DEMO

Free for all ages, the Carriage Hill Metro Park Farm will be holding daily demonstrations of 19th century farm life.  Demonstrations will be held from 11 to 2pm daily and include sheep shearing, wool carding and fabric making. Visit us at  7800 East Schull Road, Huber Heights and experience a taste of the distant and not so distant past!

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BELLBROOK  COMMUNITY ROOM

The community room at the Bellbrook Municipal Building is available to residents and local organizations for meetings. The room can accommodate about 30 people and includes tables and chairs.  Bringing food into the room is discouraged. The room is available Monday thru Friday from 8 am to 5 pm For more information, call the City Administrative Office at 937-848-4666.

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FAIRBORN LIBRARY COMPUTER ASSISTANCE

The Fairborn library is offering one-on-one computer assistance from 1 to 4 pm Fridays in the study room south at One East Main Street.  Registration is required for this session for adults.  For more information, call 878-9383.

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FAIRBORN CITYSOURCE NEWSLETTER

The City of Fairborn is now offering the CitySource newsletter in the form of an online eNewsletter that can be emailed to citizens. To sign up visit ci.fairborn.oh.us and look on the left hand side in the blue boxes for “eNewsletter sign-up.” Submit your email, and within a week to 10 days of the newsletter being complete it will arrive in emails. The email list is used for newsletter purposes only and will not be used by the city for any other purpose. The newsletter is currently published three times a year in spring, summer, and fall/winter editions. Information included typically centers around activities and events along with city-specific projects that residents may find useful.

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FAIRBORN HOME REHABILITATION FUNDS

Home rehabilitation funds are available for income eligible residents of the City of Fairborn to assist with repairs to ensure homes are safe, sanitary and healthy.   Eligible projects include: repairing or replacing HVAC, new roof, sewer line repair, windows, siding and electrical.  For more information, call Missy Frost at 754-3060.

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JOB SEEKERS PROGRAMS

Job seekers in the Dayton area will find information and assistance through new Job Seekers programs at the Dayton Metro Library. These free programs take place the first Thursday of each month, from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Miami Township Branch, 2718 Lyons Road.  Newcomers to Job Seekers should arrive at 8:30 a.m. for registration and orientation. Programs begin at 9 a.m. All are free. For more info, go to www.DaytonMetroLibrary.org or call 937-496-8631.

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BEAVERCREEK SENIOR TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM

The Beavercreek Senior Center is seeking volunteer drivers and escorts for its transportation program, which assists senior adults who no longer drive. The transportation program, operated entirely by volunteers, provides senior residents of the city of Beavercreek and Beavercreek Twp. with rides to such places as dialysis centers, doctors’ offices, grocery stores, hairdressers and the senior center.   An escort rides along to assist driver with directions and with the riders, such as locking down wheelchairs. Because the program uses small vans, there is no need for special licensing and training is provided.   For more information, call the center at 426-61-66.

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DISPOSE UNWANTED OR EXPIRED PHARMACEUTICALS IN CENTERVILLE

The Centerville Police Department has installed a locked drop box to accept unwanted or expired pharmaceuticals. The box is located in the police department lobby, 155 West Spring Valley Road. The lobby is accessible 24 hours a day/seven days a week. Citizens may drop pills or patches in the box however liquids, gels, and needles are not accepted. Citizens are encouraged to package their unwanted medications in a clear plastic baggie. Pill bottles or boxes can be discarded.

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HUMANE SOCIETY OF GREENE COUNTY CAT CLINICS

Over 5,900 cats have been spayed or neutered through the Humane Society of Greene County cat clinic program.  The monthly cat clinics are available for Greene County residents caring for outside cats and cost $15 for males and $20 for females. To learn more about the cat clinics and spay/neuter programs offered by the Humane Society of Greene County, call 376-3001.

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HOME WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The cold weather is on its way, and higher energy bills are coming with it. If you’re worried about how you’ll afford keeping your home warm this year, Miami Valley Community Action Partership may be able to help.  The Home Weatherization Assistance Program helps income-elgible households by providing energy efficient improvements-- which reduce utility bills -- at absolutely no cost to the homeowner.  For more information, or to see if you qualify, call the Miami Valley Community Action Partnership at 1-800-617-2673.

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FAMILY OF ADDICTS SUPPORT GROUP

The Family of Addicts support group meets Wednesday evenings from 7:30 to 9 pm at Lutheran Church of Our Savior on Thrushton Boulevard in Oakwood.  For more information, visit them on Facebook or call 937-307-5479.

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FAIRBORN HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL

Greene County Environmental Services holds a special event collection of household hazardous waste materials each month.  For more information on those events, visit online at www.co.greene.ohio.us.  Or call 562-5925.

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MEDITATION OPEN HOUSE

Are you stressed and overwhelmed? In need of a way to unwind and re-focus? Come and learn about calming and regulating your mind at the Natural Path Meditation Center in Beavercreek. The center is nestled in a serene wooded setting, open to all faiths, ages and is handicap accessible. The center's Meditation Open House is free of charge every Sunday at 10:30 am. Call 427-0886 for more details.

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HOUSING COUNSELING

The Community Action Partnership is offering housing counseling to Miami Valley residents who are behind on mortgage payments, or in jeopardy of losing their home due to hardship or a bad mortgage.  The service is available to residents of Montgomery, Greene, Darke and Preble counties. To schedule an appointment, contact Wendy Carter at 937-341-5000, Extension 183.

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MILTON-UNION PUBLIC LIBRARY TINY TOTS

The Milton-Union Public Library in West Milton is having Tiny Tots on Tuesdays from 1-1:30pm. Tiny Tots is an interactive opportunity for children from birth to 3-years-old and their caretakers to do fun activities with children’s librarian Wendy Heisey. Call 698-5515 for more information! 

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GLEN HELEN K-12 NATURALIST CLUB

Want your child to learn more about nature, while meeting science requirements for school? Then register for the K-12 Naturalist Club at Glen Helen located at 405 Corry Street in Yellow Springs. The club meets the first Wednesday of every month from 3:30 to 5 PM. Registration is only 7 dollars a month and 5 dollars a month for members. Space is limited so register now by contacting tspencer@glenhelen.org

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We thank the students and faculty of the International College of Broadcasting for researching these listings.  See www.icbcollege.com or call 800-517-7284 for more information on their programs.

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