Community Calendar

RTA offers free rides on MLK Day

DAYTON — Participants in the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration are invited to ride free aboard RTA regular fixed routes as well as through Project Mobility services from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 18, 2016.

RTA buses will operate according to Saturday service hours in observance of the holiday all day Monday. RTA business offices will be closed in accordance with the federal holiday.

There may be delays and rolling route deviations due to the MLK Day March. For assistance in planning your Martin Luther King Jr. Day trip, visit our website at, consult the “Saturday Service” section of your RTA schedule, or call the RTA Call Center at (937) 425-8300. Call Center representatives will be available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on January 18.

St. Christopher Athletic Boosters fish fry/Monte Carlo

VANDALIA — A Fish Fry/Monte Carlo will be sponsored by the St. Christopher Athletic Boosters on Saturday January 23, 2016 from 6 – 11 p.m. Cost is $15 per person and includes all food and drinks. Must be 21 to attend. Fish and food served by the well-known Corpus Christi Fryers. Multiple games of chance, along with numerous raffle and auction items. Tickets available at St. Christopher Parish Office or call Alex Gonter-Dray at 937-573-7470 for more information. Address is 435 E. National Road, Vandalia, OH 45377. Hope to see you there!

Women’s Business Association to meet

VANDALIA — The Polaris Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association will meet Wednesday, Jan. 13 at Christy’s Catering, 6488 Chambersburg Road in Huber Heights. Networking will begin at 6 p.m. and the program at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Jim Bolden and his topic will be domestic violence. The meeting is open to the public. For reservations, contact bBetty Molett at 236-0254 or Roberta Taylor at 266-6789.

NARFE Chapter 2238 to meet Jan. 15 in Huber

HUBER HEIGHTS — Chapter 2238 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will hold its next meeting Friday, January 15 at noon at a new location: TJ Chumps, which is located at 7050 Executive Blvd., Huber Heights. It is located between the Meijer Store and the Rose Music Center. TJ Chumps does not open until 11 a.m. so don’t arrive really early. Chapter 2238 serves Huber Heights, Englewood, Vandalia, Tipp City, New Carlisle, Riverside, Dayton and Brookville. The speaker will be Fred Naas and he will talk about his trip to Germany.

Faith Women promote Project Linus

HUBER HEIGHTS — A group of women at Faith Presbyterian Church meets 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.

Faith Presbyterian celebrates Epiphany

HUBER HEIGHTS — Faith Presbyterian Church is hosting an Epiphany Party Celebration on Sunday, January 16, from 2 – 4 p.m. All are welcome to come for games, snacks, and a hunt for the Three Kings who arrived for the birth of Jesus. Come and join the party for the fun. The church is at 5555 Chambersburg and the phone is 233-0873. The Pastor is Rev. Maggie Gillespie.

First Christian to host Project One Hope 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, January 14, 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 our 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.

Library offers teen fiction contest

DAYTON — Creative teens with a story to tell are encouraged to enter the Dayton Metro Library’s Teen Fiction Contest now through February 13, 2016. The contest is open to all area teens in grades 7 through 12. Teens can choose to enter Flash Fiction for stories of under 500 words, or General Fiction for stories up to 2,000 words maximum. Winners will be chosen in two age categories: Grades 7-8 and Grades 9-12.

First place wins $100, second place wins $75 and third place wins $50 in each category; cash prizes are provided by the Friends of the Library.

“There is so much creativity and imagination out there among our teens,” said Steve Moser, Teen Services Coordinator at the Library. “I can’t wait to see the stories they share with us.”

Submissions can be dropped off at any Dayton Metro Library location and must include a completed entry form, available at Email submissions are accepted at

For more information, email or call (937) 463-BOOK.

Robots Among Us

WPAFB — Commemorate the anniversary of Spirit and Opportunity – the twin Mars rovers – by learning about the exciting field of robotics from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 16 at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. Designed for children and adults of all ages, the event offers several hands-on opportunities for all to enjoy. Aerospace demonstration stations, located throughout the museum’s galleries, teach fun aerospace principles, such as the role of robotics in the Air Force, examples of robotic toys, working robotics and more. Plus, a special guest appearance by R2-D2 is expected! Visit for more information.

Kiser High School Almuni Meetings

HUBER HEIGHTS — Kiser High School alumni meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except November and December) at the American Legion Post 200 which is at 5046 Nebraska Avenue, Huber Heights. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. Graduates, attendees, and friends of Kiser High School ae welcome to attend. Please park at the rear of the building and use rear entrance.

North Dayton Gold Star Referral Club to meet

HUBER HEIGHTS — Gold Star Referral Clubs are groups of business professionals who get together to help build each others business. The North Dayton referral Partners consists of quality business people who meet over breakfast in order to build relationships, increase business and exchange referrals.

Come visit us at The Heights Café, located at 6178 Chambersburg Road in Huber Heights on Wednesday from 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Contact Al Harmon at 937-623-3246, with any questions.