PORTRAITS AT SMITH GARDENS
As a part of the 45th anniversary celebration of the Gardens, the Friends of Smith Gardens are offering an opportunity to have a beautiful, professional family or individual portrait taken at Smith Gardens. Dan Cleary is offering his services to create a treasured family keepsake as well as raising funds for Smith Gardens. 100% of the proceeds will go to Smith Gardens to help maintain Oakwood’s hidden treasure.
There are a limited number of time slots available for photo sessions. The Friends of Smith Garden’s members will be given first priority. There will be three portrait packages to choose from. Please stop by the front office of the OCC to make an appointment and register for this great photo opportunity.
Appointments are available on Saturday, September 14 and Saturday, October 5. Times are from 9am-Noon each day, in 20 minute increments. Time is appointed on a first come first served basis.
Stop by the OCC and book your portrait package today!!
City of Oakwood’s Family Fall Festival
Sunday, October 13th
2:00 - 5:00 P.M. at Shafor Park
Come to Shafor Park for the Annual Fall Festival and enjoy an afternoon full of fun games, food and entertainment for the whole family! Kids can dress up and join the “Costume Parade” around the park!
Old Fashioned Games, Pumpkin Painting, Food, Face Painting, Entertainment, Costume Contest and Parade, Hayrides down Shafor Boulevard to see Scarecrow Row!
Don’t forget to mark your calendar!
Scarecrow Building Contest
Sunday, October 13th
Be a part of the Annual Scarecrow Building Contest! The City is hosting this fun-filled, family event...but we need your creative energy to make it a success! Last year we had over 30 families, neighbors and groups working together to make Scarecrow Row a sight to behold! Get your group together (your family, neighbors, Brownie Troop, co-workers, etc.) and build the best scarecrow you can! When you register to build one, you will be given a location around town to place your masterpiece … for all to enjoy! Entries will be judged on creativity and originality and prizes will be awarded to First, Second and Third Place in addition to the Mayor’s Award.
Upon registration you will be given a packet of information detailing the guidelines and location where your scarecrow will be placed. Information packets are now available at the OCC.
ANNUAL HOMECOMING HOT DOG SUPPER
Wednesday, October 2nd from 5:30 - 7:00 P.M.
This annual family event will be held at the Community Center before the Homecoming parade and bonfire. Bring the whole family for dinner, then walk to the bonfire and show your support for the Lumberjacks!!
Location: OCC Great Room
JOHNNY APPLESEED STREET TREE PLANTING PROJECT
The City of Oakwood with assistance from the Oakwood Beautification Committee will again offer the Johnny Appleseed Street Tree Planting project this fall to Oakwood homeowners. Applications and detailed brochures describing the project and the tree varieties will be available in late September from the Oakwood Community Center or by calling 298-0775. Four or five varieties of trees will be offered. The selected trees will be approximately 2” in diameter and will be discounted 50% to Oakwood residents. One tree will be allocated for each approved property site at the discounted price and must be planted in the city right-of-way. The residential street trees chosen are excellent species for the right-of-way and most are resistant to disease and insect problems. Trees will be planted by a local nursery the latter part of November or the beginning of December. They will be wrapped, staked, mulched and guaranteed for one growing season. The neediest areas in Oakwood will be given first priority. For further information on this project, please call 298-0775.
SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
Junior High Dances: Fridays, Sept. 6 & Oct. 4 from 9:30 - 11:00 P.M.
Pumpkin Carving: Saturday, Oct. 19 from 12:00 - 1:30 P.M.
Friday Fun Night: Friday, Oct. 11 from 7:00 - 10:00 P.M.
Practical Magic Workshop: Saturday, Oct. 12 from 10:00 - 11:00 A.M.
5TH ANNUAL PRO-AM ART & PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION
Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 3rd
Artwork is due, Monday, October 28, 2019 by 9:00 P.M.
New! HEALTHY HANDS COOKING CLASSES FOR KIDS!
Tracey Williams, owner of Thyme 2 Get Cooking and Healthy Hands Cooking Certified Instructor is pleased to offer Healthy Hands Cooking fun and educational cooking program for kids. Tracey’s passion is to teach healthy cooking to anyone willing to learn. Her goal is to encourage cooks of all ages to gain confidence in the kitchen, try new foods, and be inspired to develop healthy habits. (After attending 4 classes, your young chef will earn their very own chef hat!) .
PRESCHOOL “PARENT & ME” COOKING CLASSES – HHC Sprouts (Ages 2-5)
Pumped about Pumpkin: Tuesday, Oct. 1 10:00 - 11:00 A.M.
BUTTERBEANS CAFÉ COOKING CLASSES (Ages 2-6)
Fly Into Fall: Thursday, Oct. 10 10:00 - 11:00 A.M.
KIDS COOKING CLASSES - A TASTE OF HHC (Ages 6-14)
Healthy Start Breakfast: Saturday, Oct. 12 11:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
New! HEALTHY HANDS COOKING CLASSES FOR ADULTS!
Tracey Williams is the owner of Thyme 2 Get Cooking and Healthy Hands Cooking Certified Instructor. Tracey’s passion is to teach healthy cooking to anyone willing to learn. Her goal is to encourage cooks of all ages to gain confidence in the kitchen, try new foods, and be inspired to develop healthy habits.
THYME 2 GET COOKING: Adult Cooking Classes
Fall Harvest - Stuffed Acorn Squash: Monday, Oct. 21 6:00 - 8:00 P.M.
STROLLERS IN MOTION
A stroller-based workout for moms and caregivers with little ones. Each total body workout incorporates power walking and running, strength training, balance work and toning. Meet in Shafor Park.
Thursdays, Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17 9:30 - 10:30 A.M.