This Centennial Commemoration (1917-1918) documents the propaganda techniques utilized by federal, state and local governments to draw every citizen into the European conflict. The dissemination of information on the staging and progress of the war was vital. Propaganda in the form of newspapers, pamphlets, public addresses, newsreels, posters, artwork, and music contributed to the public’s understanding of their involvement in the war on a collective and personal level. The exhibit will feature displays of original propaganda posters, including J.M. Flagg’s iconic I Want You for U.S. Army (Uncle Sam), original songs and song sheets illustrated by the likes of Norman Rockwell. Particular attention is given to local war efforts, allowing the viewer to be immersed in the milieu of the Miami/Oxford community at the time.
FREE & OPEN TO ALL
Lakota Local Schools is now accepting registrations for Kindergarten students for the 2017-2018 academic year. Families can register for kindergarten at the Lakota Enrollment Center (8735 Cincinnati-Dayton Road) according to the following schedule:
• Wyandot Early Childhood School – Feb. 27 – March 3
• Creekside Early Childhood School – March 6 – March 10
• Shawnee Early Childhood School- March 13 – March 17
• Liberty Early Childhood School – March 20 – March 24
• Open registration – March 27 – March 31
For additional information, visit lakotaonline.com/enroll or call Lakota’s Enrollment Center at (513) 682-4120.
Attracting regular patrons every month, Music Café is free to the public and is truly a wonderful experience offering aspiring musicians the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience. With participants from all over Southwestern Ohio, it has proven to be one of the Fitton Center’s most popular series. Performances are the 4th Tuesday of each month in the Carruthers Signature Ballroom.
Performances are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Miami University downtown Hamilton Ohio.
Price: Street parking – free or metered
Community Revitalization: Hamilton’s recent revitalization momentum can be linked to strategic focus on the quality of life in our community. Hamilton is seeing an entire community rally around the idea of Live – Work – Learn – Play – Create in ways that make us believe in ourselves again. Mike will present a case for quality of life and how it is moving us forward and creating a buzz in the entire Midwest region.
FastTrac® NewVenture™ – For Aspiring and Early Stage Entrepreneurs sponsored by The Hamilton Mill and the Ohio Small Business Development Center
A 10-week course that will guide aspiring entrepreneurs to:
– Discover how their business concepts match their personal visions
– Align their business concepts with real market opportunities
– Learn how to set realistic financial goals for their businesses
– Determine the unique features and benefits of their products/services
– Find their target markets and competitive advantages
– Define their company brands
– Learn how to manage business functions and develop organizational cultures
– Determine the steps to profitability
– Identify potential sources of business funding
– Find available community resources for ongoing business planning
Sponsor(s): The Hamilton Mill, Ohio Small Business Development Center, Access Business Development
A year of special events and activities to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Miami University Regionals’ Middletown campus will continue with a special lecture from Jeff Sommers titled A “Human-among- Humans” Pose: Being Shaped by the Middletown Campus at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 3 in the Miriam G. Knoll Community Center.
In this featured event, Jeff Sommers returns to the Middletown campus where he served as an English faculty member from 1981 – 2008 and reflects on changes he has seen at the campus and in higher education more broadly over the last several decades. The original Coordinator of Miami Middletown’s Center for Teaching and Learning, a former Associate Dean on this campus, and a winner of Miami’s prestigious Knox Distinguished Teaching Award, Dr. Sommers is a nationally known educator and Carnegie Scholar. Most recently, he completed a 10-year run as editor of Teaching English in the Two-Year College.
This event is free at open to the public. A reception will follow.
To RSVP or for more information on this event, call (513) 727-3472, or visit the special 50th anniversary website at MiamiOH.edu/Regionals/mum-50. Miami Regionals’ Middletown campus is located at 4200 N. University Blvd.
“The Lightning Thief is an action-packed musical with heroic battles and mythological beasties.” — New York Post.
Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school…again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect. Adapted from the book “ The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan.
Hueston Woods State Park Maple Syrup Festival
All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast at the Lodge
Trailblazer Dining Room
8:00AM to 1:00PM Adults/$6 Kids 10 & Under/$5
Maple Syrup Tours
Noon to 4:0PM
Begin with a hayride at the Pioneer Farm on Brown Road next to the Golf Course. No dogs or other pets allowed on the tour. Enjoy a hike through the “Big Woods” a designated State Nature Preserve, and learn the art of maple syrup production as well as the cultural and natural history of the area. Food, beverage, and maple syrup with be on sale throughout the day.
Visit the Nature Center
10:00AM to 4:30PM
Tour our indoor/outdoor exhibits of reptiles, birds of prey and more!