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Summer kick off, kite fly

BEAVERCREEK — The City of Beavercreek Parks, Recreation & Culture invites you to attend the Summer Kick Off & Kite Fly 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 22 at Dominick Lofino Park, 640 Grange Hall Road. The free family event will provide a summertime preview with music, food, games and bounce houses. Staff will be on hand to give the latest information on upcoming activities including sports and summer camps. The Greene Optimist Club will also be on site to celebrate National Kites Month with kites for children to fly.

Contact the Beavercreek Parks, Recreation, and Culture Department at 937-427-5514 or email [email protected] with any questions. View all activities at city website,

Historical event

BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek Historical Society April meeting will welcome author Ken Keisel author of Wright Field at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in Peace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 3530 Dayton-Xenia Road.

He will talk about the important role played locally in the history of aviation. Using many unusual photos and anecdotes, Ken will talk about aircraft development and the growth of Wright Field, first during the 1930s then during the critical years of the 1940’s when Wright Field was working around the clock to develop state-of-the-art piston and jet-powered aircraft to win World War II. Keisel’s book will be available for sale and signing at the meeting.

Car wash benefits children

BEAVERCREEK — Beavercreek Kiwanis is partnering with Mike’s Carwash this month to help kids in the Beavercreek community. Kiwanis receives half the cost of each basic car wash voucher purchased from club members through April 30. The vouchers are good at any Mike’s Carwash location and have no expiration date. For more information, email [email protected]

Since December 2016 the club has awarded $7,000 in grants to Feed the Creek, Beavercreek High School, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Shoes 4 the Shoeless, and Air Camp.

Cultural connections

BEAVERCREEK — Cultural Connections is a group being organized to bring more arts to the Beavercreek community and to address artistic interests of our citizens. It is an effort to bring together the talented individuals in the areas of performing, visual and literary arts and to allow them an opportunity to display their talent in Beavercreek.

Anyone interested in promoting the arts in Beavercreek is invited to come to the first organizational/brainstorming session in May. Beavercreek Park Board member Sandy Focht can be emailed at [email protected] to share thoughts, ideas or questions concerning Cultural Connections.

News-Current Report

Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.

Greene County News report compiled by Merrilee Embs.