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.
Kindergarten Here I come…. Middletown City School District’s Kindergarten Registration has started! Beginning March 6, 2017-March 31, 2017, parents/guardians can register their student at any Middletown Elementary School. After March 31, 2017, all registration can be completed at the district administration office!
Fairfield’s Pete Groh will be the featured speaker at the Fairfield Historical Society meeting to be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at the Elisha Morgan Mansion, 6181 Ross Road at Gilbert Park in Fairfield. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Pete will be sharing memories and little known facts about the Fairfield Central Elementary building and school life in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
The elementary building was built in 1929 and served grades 1-12 until 1950 when a separate high school opened. The buildings are scheduled to be demolished in May 2017.
For additional information, contact FHS President Debbie Pennington at 513-910-3258 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casper Lecture Series 2017
J.D. Vance: From Middletown to the Bestseller List: The Reality of the American Dream
Thursday, March 9 at 7 PM • Dave Finkelman Auditorium, Miami University Middletown
J.D. Vance, Middletown native and author of the best-selling 2016 book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis, will speak at Miami University Regionals’ annual Alex and Lena Casper Memorial Lecture on March 9 at 7 p.m., in the Dave Finkelman Auditorium, Middletown Campus.
This free and open to the public lecture, titled “From Middletown to the Bestseller List: The Reality of the American Dream”, will be followed by a book signing, with books available for sale.
J.D. grew up in Middletown, Ohio, and Jackson, Kentucky. After high school, he enlisted in the Marines and served in Iraq. He then attended and graduated from Ohio State University and Yale Law School. Currently, he works as a principal at a leading Silicon Valley investment firm and lives in San Francisco with his wife and two dogs. His writing has been featured in the National Review and The New York Times and he has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, and CNBC.
In his book, he offers a personal account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town with a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s working class. The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility.
This lecture is free and open to the public, but tickets are required.
Are you interested in learning about your VA Benefits or applying for VA Healthcare? Interested in finding out what AMVETS can do for you? If so, join us March 10 for a benefits day from 10 AM – 4 PM! On site will be an Accredited and Certified Service Officer through the VA to file disability claims and the VA Healthcare Mobile Unit to enroll you in VA Healthcare!
Second Friday, sponsored by The Elms, is Oxford’s monthly celebration of the arts, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on the second Friday of each month (except January & July).
Open Artist Studios on the 3rd floor and the Art Shop on the 1st floor give guests the opportunity to view creative art spaces, as well as purchase one-of-a-kind artwork directly from the artists.
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!