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Random Acts of Kindness Day
Friday, January 13th
Join the Butler County Connect Community on Friday, January the 13th to perform random acts of kindness in memory of CJ Sandle.  Learn more about this beautiful boy and turn his tragic death into acts of kindness here.

 

 

YMCA Hamilton Woman’s Forum
Friday, January 13th noon to 3pm
The YWCA Professional Women’s Forum is free and aimed at helping women who live and/or work in Butler Co. achieve their professional goals through a combination of social and professional supports. This is not just a networking opportunity it is a sisterhood in which the members come from an abundance mentality and believe that for individual women to be most successful, they need to be a part of a larger social and economic movement where women support each other’s success. There are discussions, speakers, and the group will make decisions on further endeavors to meet its members’ needs as it evolves.  Learn more here.

 

Chocolate Meltdown
Saturday, January 14, 2017, 1-5 p.m.
Oxford Community Arts Center
A delicious fundraiser supporting the arts in Oxford. This event features vendors with chocolate delicacies for tasting, an amateur baking contest, children’s activities, silent and live auctions, educational materials about chocolate and an art exhibit. www.ChocolateMeltdown.com $7 advance ticket or $10 at the door. Children 12 and under are free.  Learn more here.

 

Live the Dream: Martin Luther King Day Celebration
January 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
The Square at Union Centre
Celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. The celebration begins at 12:00 pm at West Chester’s Clock tower at The Square at Union Centre. From there, the March will proceed down Centre Pointe Drive to Union Centre Boulevard, and back up West Chester Road to the Lakota West High School cafeteria.  March is followed by a free lunch and speeches at Lakota West High School.

All marchers will be treated to a free lunch donated by local restaurants.  The Lakota West High School jazz combo will provide entertainment. Live the Dream Program, immediately following the lunch, at about 1:00 pm, what was formerly the evening program will begin.  This will feature Student contest winners sharing their ideas on how to incorporate the ideals of the Beloved Community into our townships; Monique Johnson as keynote speaker and Aisha Moore as discussion facilitator. A Community Choir that will lead the audience in song. Free Parking at Lakota West High School. All Events are Free and Open to the public.

Icefest Downtown Hamilton – “To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before”
January 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm – January 21, 2017 @ 5:45 pm
Downtown Hamilton High St
IceFest returns in 2017 as the City of Sculpture’s premier community event and fundraiser. This year’s theme, ‘To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before”, pays tribute to the explorer in all of us with ice sculptures centered around the frontier of exploration, science, and technology as well as the people who have taken us there over the years.

Please consider supporting IceFest and the City of Sculpture by getting your name or message written in the Great Wall of Ice!  Learn more here.

Skate with Rox
January 29, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Goggin Ice Center at Miami University
Ice skate at the Miami University’s Goggin Ice Center with Rox, the mascot of the Coalition for a Healthy Community Oxford. Learn about healthy living while getting exercise. The event is free for the first 100 skaters.  All others get free skate rentals. Kids 5 years old and under are required to wear a helmet.  Learn more here.