First Christian hosts Community Meal

HUBER HEIGHTS— Project One Hope is a community outreach through the combined efforts of several churches in Huber Heights to provide free meals for individuals and families in need. First Christian Church of Huber Heights, located at 6114 Fishburg Road (next to Cottonwood Park), will serve a delicious, free Community Meal on Thursday, Nov. 12 between 5-6:30 pm. Please come join us as our guest for a warm meal in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.

To see the schedule of future Project One Hope “Community Meals” go to the website at, click on Project One Hope, then click on schedule.

If you require any additional information please contact Ann Patenaude at 237-9420 or call First Christian Church at 236-8029.

Polaris Chapter, ABWA, to meet

HUBER HEIGHTS —Polaris Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Christy’s Catering, 6488 Chambersburg Rd., Huber Heights.

Networking will begin at 6 p.m. and the program at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Gaston Bouquett of Dayton Montgomery Country Public Heath. His topic will be a local diabetes program.

The event is open to the public. For reservations, contact Betty Molett at 236-0254 or Roberta Taylor at 266-6789.

OHVA hosts ‘Fall Fun and Food Drive’ Nov. 12

HUBER HEIGHTS — Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) will host a “Fall Fun and Food Drive” event for its students and families in the Dayton area, as well as for prospective students. OHVA families are invited to socialize with their friends, classmates and teachers/staff, while participating in a fall craft. Attendees are invited to bring three to five non-perishable food items for donation. This is a great way to see this statewide online school in action, as OHVA students and families from the area gather to celebrate the Fall season.

The event will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Huber Heights Public Library, 6160 Chambersburg Road, Huber Heights.

Vandalia Playschool closing sale

VANDALIA — Vandalia Playschool is closing after 70 years of educating area preschoolers and kindergartners. A sale of toys, teaching materials, craft supplies, furniture, musical instruments, books, and more will be held Friday, Nov. 13 from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Vandalia United Methodist Church, 200 S. Dixie Drive. For more information, contact Donna Shirley at 898-3765.

Rotator cuff tear is topic

DAYTON, Ohio—Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics will offer an educational session, “Rotator Cuff Tear: A Common but Confusing Cause of Shoulder Pain,” on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m., in Classroom 1 on the second floor of the Wright State Physicians Health Center (725 University Blvd.) on the campus of Wright State University. The session is free and open to the public.

The speaker is Matthew DiPaola, M.D., a fellowship-trained shoulder and elbow surgeon with Wright State Physicians Orthopaedics and an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery in the Department of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

He will speak about how rotator cuff tears are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain in adults; different types of rotator cuff tears; and nonsurgical options for rotator cuff tears.

To register for the session, contact Amy Leach at or (937) 208-2128.

Zumba offered

HUBER HEIGHTS — St. Matthew, located at 5566 Chambersburg Road, is promoting health and wellness and is offering one free Zumba class for first time students. Class held weekly for all ages on Tuesdays from 6:32 to 7:32 p.m. They are adding a new master instructor from San Antonio, Mario Gomez, in November for teens and adults only. Starting Nov. 5 from 5:05 – 6:05 p.m. will be “Zumba Movers Club” a class which has a club-like atmosphere with a new lighting and sound system. For information see zumbamovers on Facebook or call 937-559-8512 or email

Faith Women promote Project Linus

HUBER HEIGHTS — A group of women at Faith Presbyterian Church meet every Wednesday morning to work on Project Linus. This is an organization that provides handmade quilts and blankets to children in distress, whether due to illness, a trauma of some sort, or a natural disaster. The blankets are distributed through hospitals and other agencies by nurses, social workers, and others. Over four million blankets have been distributed through this wonderful mission.

Since this group began under the leadership of Cindi Adams, in 2014, they have donated 50 quilts and blankets. Everyone is welcome regardless of sewing skills.. The meeting at Faith Church is every Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m..

The church is located at 5555 Chambersburg Road. The Pastor is Rev. Maggie Gillespie and the phone number is 233-0873