Montgomery County news: Dayton planning new festival


New downtown festival debuts

Festival On The Hill!, a new signature community event, will debut in June at the historic Dayton Masonic Center. The festival will begin at 5 p.m., Friday, June 24, followed by two days of food, drinks, entertainment, and music.

General admission tickets with lawn seating will be sold the day of the event. Prices are $6 for adults. $5 for active military, law enforcement and fire/EMT’s. Youth under 12 years of age are admitted free with an adult admission.

The Masonic center is located at 525 W Riverview Ave.

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Concert series begins Sunday

The 2016 Summer Concert Series presented by the Centerville Arts Commission kicks off at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Stubbs Park Amphitheater, 255 W. Spring Valley Road, with a performance by Ticket to Ride, The Ultimate Beatles Tribute Band.

The 2016 summer concert series runs through Sept. 11. The amphitheater offers lawn seating only, so bring blanket or chairs. All concerts are free and open to the public; donations are accepted.

For the complete schedule, visit STAFF REPORT


Library sponsoring two financial workshops

The Dayton Metro Library is partnering with Consumer Credit Counseling Service to offer free programs for parents, shoppers and anyone who wants practical financial advice for becoming a better money manager.

Upcoming programs will take place from from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, July 11, at the Belmont Branch, 1041 Waterviliet Ave. Dayton and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at the West Carrollton Branch, 300 E. central Ave., West Carrollton.

All programs are free.

For more information, visit or call 937-463-BOOK. STAFF REPORT


Library hosting game events for children

The Washington-Centerville Public Library invites children to play games at the library this month.

  • Life-Sized Candy Land: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 16, Centerville Library
  • I Spy! A Family Storytime: 11 a.m. June 18, Woodbourne Library
  • Life-Sized Game of LIFE: 7 p.m. June 18, Centerville Library

For more information, visit or call 937-433-8091. STAFF REPORT


Civil Service board holding disciplinary hearing

The Dayton Civil Service Board will hold a disciplinary hearing on Friday, June 3, beginning at 9 a.m. The hearing will be held at the Civil Service Board Offices, located at 371 W. Second St., 4th Floor. STAFF REPORT


SICSA ‘Lift Your Leg’ registration open

SICSA Pet Adoption Center’s Lift Your Leg event, which benefits homeless pets in the Miami Valley, will take place Saturday at Centerville High School, 500 E. Franklin St., Centerville.

Each year, more than 1,200 people and over 400 dogs join together to raise money, run, and walk in support of animals in need. Participants can choose between a 10K, 5K, and 1-mile course. A variety of events are also scheduled before and after the races.

Prizes are awarded to runners in several categories. SICSA also awards prizes to the largest fundraisers in the team and individual divisions. Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for youth, 12 and under. Military and college discount codes are available.

To register online and for more information on volunteering, fundraising, course maps, and the schedule of events, please visit STAFF REPORT


Junior League of Dayton hosting open house to recruit new members

The Junior League of Dayton is recruiting new members throughout June and July.

Open house events to learn more about membership will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on June 22, at the Warped Wing Brewing Co., 26 Wyandot St. and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on July 14, at the Junior League of Dayton Office, 120 W. Second Street, Suite 605.

The Junior League of Dayton is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is educational and charitable, and it is open to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and a commitment to voluntarism.

Interested women can email for more information. STAFF REPORT