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Shiloh Church offers summer concerts

June 21, 2014

By Meredith Moss, Dayton Daily News, Ohio

June 21--Shiloh United Church of Christ in Harrison Twp. will be filled with music next weekend. Two concerts are scheduled; both are free and open to the public.

"We want to expand the celebration and appreciation of black American contributions to the family of God throughout the year and not just during Black History Month," explains church member Terry Ogletree, who is planning one of the events.

"Songs of Faith and Hope -- The Negro Spirituals" is slated for 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 29, at the church, 5300 Philadelphia Drive at the corner of Philadelphia and North Main. The concert will feature lyric soprano Angela Gorman and accompanist Percy Jones.

On Friday evening, June 27, the Englewood Sister Cities Club will host a free concert led by Rudolf Innig, one of the directors of a youth symphony orchestra from Coesfeld-Billerbeck-Rosendahl who visited Dayton in 2012 and performed at Northmont High School auditorium. Billerbeck is Englewood's Sister City.

Innig, who studied organ, piano, church music and musicology in Detmold, Cologne and Paris, will perform selections ranging from "Die Walkure" by Richard Wagner to "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin. For information, see

Explore Dayton history with free library programs

A variety of free programs exploring Dayton history are currently being offered by the Dayton Metro Library at various locations this summer.

You'll learn more about the architecture of Dayton's old and new fire stations when house historian Betsy Wilson addresses the subject from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 24, at the Kettering-Moraine Branch, 3496 Far Hills Ave. 496-8938

"Ohio's First Ladies" will be the topic when historian Mary Kay Mabe discusses the wives that supported their husbands' political careers. Frequently called "the mother of presidents," Ohio boasts eight chief executives. That session is slated for 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Main Library, 215 E. Third St. in Dayton.

Single tickets now on sale for DPAA

Single tickets for the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance's upcoming 2014-15 New Horizons Season are now on sale.

Tickets for performances for all three art forms -- Dayton Philharmonic, Dayton Ballet, and Dayton Opera -- are available. To purchase season subscriptions or single tickets call Ticket Center Stage at (937) 228-3630.

For more information or to order subscriptions or single tickets online, visit

UD sponsoring sculpture auction

The University of Dayton'sRoesch Library is hosting a silent auction of sculpture pieces on display in the "Art for Citizens and Celebrants: The Sculpture of Robert C. Koepnick" exhibit which is on display through Sept. 5.

The exhibit celebrates the life and work of Robert C. Koepnick, an artist and teacher whose work is visible throughout the entire Dayton community. It is located in the Roesch Library Gallery on the first floor, free and open to the public.

Winning bids may pick up items after the exhibit closes on Aug. 2. For more information about the exhibit and the auction, visit

Theatre Guild gets illumination

About 75 people attended the official "lighting of the sign" at the Dayton Theatre Guild on Saturday night, May 24.

The celebration centered around the new electronic sign that was recently installed and will help make it easier for newcomers to find the theater, located at 430 Wayne Ave. in Dayton.

"The event was a happy occasion for us," says Debra Kent, vice president of the all-volunteer theater organization. "It was difficult to see the old sign out front."

Art Fair today in Fairfield

Artists from all over Southwest Ohio will gather to showcase and sell their work at the 10th Annual Village Green Fine Art Fair in Fairfield today.

Juried artists and artisans exhibiting original two-dimensional art, photography, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood, metal and glass pieces for purchase will be set up throughout Village Green Park and inside the Community Arts Center from 1-9 p.m. Food and beverages will be available; live music will be provided by the Bob Ross Quartet and the Hamilton-Fairfield Symphony Orchestra.

The 10th Annual Village Green Art Fair is presented by Fairfield Parks and Recreation in partnership with Art on Symmes. For a complete schedule and listing of participating artists visit

Auditions slated for The Undercroft Players

The Undercroft Players, located in the undercroft (basement) of First Lutheran Church in downtown Dayton, have planned a youth summer stock program that will focus on a children's production of "The Elves and the Shoemaker."

The intensive month-long process will begin with auditions followed by two weeks of rehearsals. Participants will learn to develop characters, create costumes and props, and present one week of shows. where we will develop characters and create costumes and props and end with one weekend of shows.

Auditions are slated for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, June 30, and Tuesday, July 2. All who audition will be included. For more information, check out or e-mail:

Free Fridays at Cincinnati Museum Center

Free Fridays have returned to the Cincinnati History Museum, Museum of Natural History & Science and Duke Energy Children's Museum -- all located at Cincinnati'sUnion Terminal.

Admission is free of charge from 4 to 8 p.m. on July 11, Aug. 1, Sept. 12 and Oct. 24. There is a charge for parking.

Miamisburg children's group holds auditions

Area children in fourth through 12th grades are invited to auditions for "Aladdin Jr.," presented by the Childrens' Performing Arts of Miamisburg.

Auditions will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, June 27, and from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 28, at the CPAM studio, 110 S. Second St, Miamisburg.

Show dates are Sept. 11-14 and 19-21. For more information and to sign up for an audition appointment, visit


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