The Oxford Wine Festival returns this May, bringing fine wines, craft beers and area artisans to the Oxford uptown parks. Voted by Ohio Magazine readers as the best wine festival in Ohio in 2014, 2015 and 2016, Oxford’s 10th annual festival will be held from 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 20.
Participants at the event will receive five tasting tickets which enable them to sample fine wines from around the world. The festival will also feature a beer garden, where beer tasting will be available. Area artisans will have their work on display, and cooking demonstrations and live performances by area musicians will occur throughout the evening.
Proceeds benefit the Oxford Chamber of Commerce and its scholarship programs for area youth.
To purchase tickets for this event, please visit http://oxfordwinefestival.com/. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the entrance gate. In addition to the five tastings, each participant will receive a souvenir wine glass. Please visit or call the Oxford Visitors Bureau at www.enjoyoxford.org or (513) 523-8687 for more information.
Miami University Regionals will hold the 3rd annual 5K Run for Vets on the Hamilton Campus at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 20. The proceeds from the run will benefit student veteran programs at the Regionals through support and service. The run will begin at Miami Hamilton and follow a flat road course from University Blvd. to Neilen Blvd. and back.
Early registration is available through May 19 with day-of-registration opening at 7:30 a.m. The cost to register is $20 for early registration, $25 for day-of-registration and $15 for all veterans.
Participants will receive a race shirt and post-race refreshments. If you register early you will receive a second t-shirt the day of the race.
This event is sponsored by Marcell’s Inc. Towing & Used Parts, Flub’s, Cincinnati Reds, , Liberty Center, M&G Body Shop, Jim Roth Realty, Jacob’s Plumbing, Tom Brum, SpotNo Detail Services, Carco Auto Sales & Services, Gina’s Italian Kitchen, Speedy’s Drive-thru, Jolly’s Drive-in, The Drink Tavern, Alley’s on the River, Hamilton High School, Miami Hamilton Athletics, Hamilton Police Department, and Miami University Hamilton’s Student Veterans Association.
For more information or to pre-register, contact Joshua Brandner at email@example.com or visit https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Hamilton/MUHSVA5k .
Summer Musical Theatre Camp
Grades *5-12 | *must have completed 5th grade to audition
Auditions: Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 am
Preparation for auditions: Memorize script | *Character song memorized | Act as Character
*for song mp3 email Dawn Cooke at firstname.lastname@example.org
Rehearsals: June 5 – 23, Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm
Performances: June 23, 24, 30 & July 1 at 7 pm, and June 25 & July 2 at 3 pm
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Visit http://theperformingartsacademy.com/event/beauty-beast-auditions/ for a full cast list.
Visit the Voice of America Museum.
The story of international broadcasting comes alive.
Learn more at http://www.voamuseum.org/
For more than 70 years, an iconic building has dominated the landscape on a plot of land located just north of Cincinnati, in West Chester Township, Ohio. For thousands of area residents, the Art Deco façade has been a landmark. More significant is that for many, living in foreign lands, it remains a source of inspiration. It was from this site that millions of people in thousands of cities and hamlets worldwide first learned about the United States. Our culture, values and dedication to freedom and the democratic process became bright beacons of hope and aspiration as the Voice of America beamed its broadcasts from this rural hill top in Ohio to millions around the world.
What: Safety Day at Goldfish Swim School West Chester
Where: Goldfish Swim School West Chester—7058 Ridgetop Drive, West Chester, OH 45069
When: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Details: The water safety experts at Goldfish Swim School West Chester are teaming up with the safety experts at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital to bring you the first annual Safety Day Event! We will be educating attendees of all ages on critical tips and techniques that will help keep your family safer all year long! Event highlights include family swim, a coloring contest, safety demonstrations, snacks, raffle prizes and much more! First session: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Second session: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
The first 45 minutes of each session will feature safety stations where families can learn about water safety, at-home safety, car seat safety, bike and helmet safety and more. After visiting the safety stations, guests are welcome to enjoy family swim.
The 2017 Buckeye BBQ Fest will feature two nights of non-stop Blues from 11 top Blues Bands, 99 kegs of Beer featuring 14 flavors, 16 BBQ vendors, 10 dessert vendors, a Classic Car Show, and more. A Kids Zone with inflatable bouncy rides and on Saturday a petting zoo from noon until 7 pm
NO COOLERS OR PETS ALLOWED IN THE VENUE
BRING A CHAIR AND STAY AWHILE
1 DAY PASS – $5.00 per person and Free for children under 12 (1 day pass per person)
KID ZONE donation for Inflatable Rides
Once again we’ve teamed-up with the Cincy Blues Society to bring you some of the best blues bands in the country. So bring your lawn chairs, blankets and grab some BBQ, brew or soft drink and tune-in to the sound of LIVE BLUES!
2017 BAND SCHEDULE
FRIDAY NIGHT – May 19
5:00 pm – 6:15 pm Sonny Moorman
6:30 pm – 7:45 pm The Cheryl and Shorty Show
8:00 pm – 9:15 pm Beaumonts
9:30 pm – 11:00 pm Southern Avenue
SATURDAY – May 20
12:00 pm – 1:10 pm BiTS (Cincy Blues Society”Blues in The Schools” Band)
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm Chuck Brisbin & The Tuna Project
2:45 pm – 4:00 pm Ricky Nye
4:15 pm – 5:30 pm Chris Yakopcic
5:45 pm – 6:15 pm Extermital Car Show Awards
6:15 pm – 7:30 pm The Tempted Souls Band
7:45 pm – 9:00 pm SoulFixers
9:15 pm – 11:00 pm Noah Wotherspoon Band
“B-I-N-G-O Spells Murder”
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
Directed by Nina Markle
Doors open at 6:30 for seating
Tickets: $25 (+processing fees)
Father O’Sullivan is desperate. But who wouldn’t be? The bank is about to foreclose on his church building and orphanage. He’s got young people struggling with questions of love, developers struggling to turn the house of God into the Condos of God, a gangster struggling with the English language, and a bookkeeper who’s just a struggle for everyone. Plus, he’s hosting a Bingo night as the last chance to raise enough money to get himself out of this mess. So, what happens when his bookkeeper is killed and the money is stolen? It’s time for Father O’Sullivan to “forgive-and-forget” nothing as he struggles to solve the crime. Full of great characters, humor, and rapid-fire dialog.
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
Spring has sprung and your local farmers, bakers, coffee roaster, and crafters are excited for the start of the 2017 Market season! Every week features fresh, locally grown, harvested, baked, made, or otherwise created, products. Opening Day specialties include the Butler Tech School of Arts Jazz Band, the Wandering Coffee Company, PowerBlendz Smoothie Truck, and more. We’ll be kicking off the new Village Green Kids Club, too! Bring the kids and let them try a new food, check out the new activities, and get their first stamp in their market passbook.