In brief


Possum Creek MetroPark presentation Oct. 18

On Oct. 18, from 6-8 p.m. there will be a public presentation and open house for Possum Creek MetroPark at the Miami Township Dayton Metro Library, 4790 Frytown Road, Dayton.

As the next step in implementing its 10-year comprehensive master plan, Five Rivers MetroParks is developing concept plans for each of its parks and facilities.

Five Rivers MetroParks is inviting the community to review and comment on park concept plans for its park locations during open houses in October.

Each open house will start with a presentation about the park’s concept plan to be followed by an opportunity for the public to talk with the designers and MetroParks staff about the concept plans. Additionally, all the concept plans will be available to view at each open house.


Harvest Family Fun Walk Oct. 28

On Oct. 28, from 4-6 p.m. there will be a Harvest Family Fun Walk in Madison Park, 301 S. Broadway. Children up to age 12 are encouraged to wear a costume and to bring a bag to collect candy. The line will begin forming at 3 p.m.

Those who wish to help by donating candy can drop it off at the Government Center, 3035 Olive Road, 2nd floor.

For more information, call Kelly Adams at 937-854-7227 or email at


Community Focus Forward meeting Oct. 26

On Oct. 26 from 6:30-8 p.m. Riverside citizens are invited to share concerns or ask questions during a Community Focus Forward meeting at the Community Park, 796 Old Harshman Road. These meetings will be held at relaxed and informal settings around the community. Riverside City Council members and staff members will be available to discuss issues, answer questions and provide city updates.

Completing a “Focus Forward Question Card” prior to or at the beginning of each meeting will help maintain equal opportunity for participation and help to effectively use meeting time. Find the card in the newsletter, at each meeting, the Riverside Website,, or the Administrative Office, 5200 Springfield St.


Ghostly Night Out Oct. 28

On Oct. 28 from 6-10 p.m., the Cops and Kids Ghostly Night Out will be held in Golden Gate Park. The evening will feature the movie “Hocus Pocus,” a Haunted Forest, the 501st Star Wars Legion, Not too Scary Hay Ride, Wild Hearts African Farm Petting Zoo, food, face painting, games, prize a costume contest and more. This is a free event.

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