Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Butler County Activities for March

If you're tired of being stuck in the house, due to cold, snowy weather, never fear; Butler County has a list of fun events for the month of March that will get you and your family out of the house and out on the town to have a good time! Here is a look at some of them.

March 1st: Beginning March 1st and running through May 2nd, the LaComedia Dinner Theatre in Middletown will be performing "Phantom." Come out for a great performance plus a great buffet dinner!

March 3rd: If you're looking for a fun, educational activity for you and your children, West Chester Township will host "The Nature Basket Program" at the Station Road Schoolhouse. The storytime and nature-inspired craft is a great activity for preschool age children.

March 5th: If you're looking for an evening of great music, head out to the Fairfield Community Arts Center on March 5th. Larry Kinley will team up with a quartet for a concert. Kinley has performed with musical greats such as Tony Bennett and Nick Clooney. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors.

March 6th: The Middletown Symphony Orchestra will be performing at the Finkelman Auditorium at Miami University at 8:00 PM. Selected performances will include: Samuel Barber's "School for Scandal Overture," Beethoven's "Symphony No. 2," and Brahm's "Double Concerto for Violin and Cello."

March 12th: For just $10 you can attend the Best of '09 Fest at Little Sonoma. The wine tasting event takes place on the 12th from 4:30 - 7:30 PM and the 13th from 3:00 - 6:00 PM. You'll have the opportunity to sample six winning wines from the 2009 Cincinnati Wine Festival. Cheese and crackers will also be available for purchase.

March 13th: Have fun, get fit, and give to a good cause at the 4th Annual Shamrock Shuffle in West Chester. The event will include a 5K, 10K, "Kegs & Eggs" breakfast at the DingleHouse Pub, and a block party. All proceeds go to The Community Foundation of West Chester/Liberty and the Union Centre Boulevard Merchant Association.

March 14th: If you like Celtic music and are looking for a way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, the free concert from White Orchid at the Oxford Community Arts Center is for you! It starts at 3:00 PM and includes a variety of musical style from seven Celtic nations.

March 17th: For even more St. Patrick's Day fun, Miami University's Hamilton campus will be hosting a Taste of Ireland. Enjoy traditional Irish food and and a film of Irish culture. The event is free to attend!

March 20th: If you're little one is already anxiously awaiting the Easter Bunny, you can have lunch with him or her at the Michael J. Colligan Lodge in Hamilton on the 20th. The event will last from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and include lunch, crafts, a visit with the Easter Bunny himself, as well other entertainment and a 4x6 photo to take home. Cost is $14.

March 27th: Country music fans can enjoy this two-hour concert by Hal Ketchum and the Quebe Sisters Band, beginning at 7:30 PM. The event takes place at Miami University Hamilton. Tickets are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and staff, and just $15 for students and children under twelve.

To find out more about these events or find out what else Butler County has in store for March, visit Butler County March Events

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Friday, February 19, 2010

March Activities at the Monroe Lending Library

March Fun at the Monroe Lending Library

If you're looking for something fun to do in March, the Monroe Lending Library has lots of great activities!

For children:

-Saturday, March 13th at 11:00 AM: Storytime and Craft. The book will be Day of the Wind and the craft will be a gyroscope.

-Saturday, March 20th at 11:00 AM: Storytime. The book will be Little Red Riding Hood.

For Adults:

-Wednesday, March 17th at 7:00 PM Book Review. The book will be South of Broad by Pat Conroy

-Monday, March 22nd at 7:00 PM Needlecraft Group. Finish projects you started before Christmas or start something new!

Quarter Auction:

The Monroe Lending Library Quarter Auction is on March 5th, at the Mount Pleasant Activity Building. The auction is from 7:00 - 9:00 PM with a preview at 6:00 PM. Reserve a seat and a special bidding paddle number, contact Judy Mann at 513-539-2158 (home) 513-594-4845 (cell) or judyandlarry@yahoo.com by March 2nd. All proceeds go to the Library Building and Operating Fund.

The auction will include items from Vera Bradley, Just Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Southern Comfort, Tupperware, Dove Chocolates, Sumner’s Sweets, Celebrating Home, Bare Paws Animal Stuffing, Pampered Chef, Elegant Expressions, Wildtree Products and Two Men and Their Tools.

The Monroe Lending Library is open:
- Monday from 3:00 - 8:00 PM
- Wednesday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM & 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Thursday from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- Saturday from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The library is located at 231 Macready, behind Monroe Primary School. You can find out more by calling 513-360-0714.

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Monroe Elementary Spring Musical

Monroe Elementary Spring Musical
Monroe Elementary School will be performing its spring musical, "Dig It," on May 6 and 7th, 2010. "Dig It" takes you back in time with two archaeologists and their fossil friend as they explore ancient civilization. The lighthearted musical requires a large cast as the main characters visit civilizations such as Mesopotamia, Egypt, Ancient Greece, and Rome.

A mandatory parent informational meeting will take place in the high school cafeteria on Monday, February 8, at 6:30 PM. At the meeting, audition scripts, permission slips, measurements for costumes, and t-shirt order information will be available.

Auditions for speaking, singing, and dancing parts will take place later in the week. Fifth and Sixth graders will audition on Wednesday, February 10th, and fourth graders will audition on Thursday, February 11. Students will stay after school and should be picked up promptly at 5:00 PM. Call-backs will be held the following Tuesday, February 16.

If your child is interested in backstage work, there is no need to audition. That information will be given at the parent meeting on Monday. If you have questions about backstage work, please contact Mrs. Amie Kinder, who will be the backstage and art director, at akinder@monroelocalschools.com

Ms. Sue Knicely will serve as the drama music director and she can be contacted at sknicely@monroelocalschools.com and Mrs. Summer Shaffer will serve as the choreographer and can be contacted at sshaffer@monroelocalschools.com.

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Butler County Issues Level 2 Snow Emergency

Butler County Roads are Dangerous

"If you don't have to be out on the roadway stay home," Sergeant James Russel, of the Ohio State Highway Patrol, told WCPO on Saturday, February 6th.

Butler County has issued a Level 2 Snow Emergency, which means drivers should only drive if absolutely necessary, while neighboring Warren County issued a Level 1 Snow Emergency, which alerts drivers to snow and wind affecting the roads. Visibility today was only about 3/4 mile.

But despite the warnings and dangerous conditions, several drivers are still attempting to get out on the snow-covered roads. Between Cincinnati and Dayton, I-75 speeds were about 35 miles per hour and a number of crashes and vehicles in ditches or running off the roadways have been reported.

Russel, who was at the Highway Patrol Post on Route 4 told a reporter, "We're getting reports of crashes all over or post area today. Since I came out at six this morning, troopers have been constantly running from crash to crash."

Government officials have said that a number of crashes are being caused by drivers who are driving far too fast for the current weather conditions and they are cautioning people to slow down, or better yet, stay home and off the roads until conditions improve.

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