Five communities benefit from Mayor’s Fund
Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley has announced that five Dayton neighborhoods will present special programs and events in 2017 after successfully applying for support from the Mayor’s Fund for Neighborhoods. The participating neighborhood associations and projects for 2017 are: Westwood/Wright-Dunbar: Art Day (with African-American Visual Artists Guild), Walnut Hills Neighborhood Association: Community Festival
Twin Towers Neighborhood Association: Spring Fling Festival (with House of Bread), Roosevelt Neighborhood Collaborative: Bring Back the Funk Festival, and Otterbein Estates: Chat-N-Chew Community Development Event (with Dayton Urban Ministry Center).
The Mayor’s Fund for Neighborhoods supports projects demonstrating the character, creativity and vitality. Fund applications are reviewed by a special committee of community volunteers.
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Start with seeds March 4
On March 4 from 10 a.m.-noon at Cox Arboretum MetroPark, 6733 Springboro Pike., Miamisburg, learn how to select seeds, the best time to start them, how to do it, and how to keep them going until transplant. Farmer Doug Christen of Smaller Footprint Farm answers all of these questions and more and will show you how to get the best results with the least time, money, and effort.
The class is $10 to participate and registration is required. You can register online at www.metroparks.org/ up to the day of the event.
No Child Left Inside Summit March 11
On March 11, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., the 6th Annual Miami Valley Leave No Child Inside Summit will be held at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark1301 E. Siebenthaler Ave., Dayton.
The summit is open to ages 18 and up and builds children’s access to nature making them happier, healthier and smarter. Highlights include: keynote Shauna Adams Ed.D: Young Learners and Families, networking session, resource displays, River Mobile, and morning Growing up WILD and Green SchoolYard workshops. Also, supporting events include Conservation Kids for tikes and explorers. The event is $10 and registration is required. You can register online at www.metroparks.org/ up to the day of the event.
Call 937-277-4835 or e-mail Doug.Horvath@metroparks.org with any questions.