Rod Man @ Funny Bone

July 31st-August 2nd

* Best known as the winner of Last Comic Standing Season 8, Comedian Rod Man is truly a gem in the World of Standup Comedy today. His unique delivery and voice capture the attention of audiences.
* Rod Man’s television appearances include: "The Bad Boys of Comedy" for HBO, Martin Lawrence's "First Amendment" for Starz, Nick Cannon's "Wild 'N Out" for MTV, "One Mic Stand" for BET, "The Funny Spot" for TV One, and "The World Stands Up" for BBC America. He even co-hosted a morning drive-time show in Los Angeles on Stevie Wonder-owned KJLH Radio 102.3 FM.
* Rod Man is also an actor and writer, known for his roles in Funny People (2009) with Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen, The Big Black Comedy Show, Vol. 2 (2005), and The Chocolate Sundaes Comedy Show (2013).


August Book Groups

These groups will meet at books&co at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek.

Tuesday, August 4 & 18 ; 7pm
Tuesday Writers will discuss each other’s

Thursday, August 6, 13, 20, 27;
11 am
Daytime Knitters knit and discuss knitting
books and magazines.

Wed., August 12; 7 pm;
7 pm
Syzygy (sci fi) Group will discuss Mardock Scramble by Tow Ubukata

Monday, August 24;
7 pm
Classics Book Group will discuss Nostomo
by Joseph Conrad

All groups welcome visitors and new members. Please call Sharon Kelly Roth at 937-420-6302 for more information.

Tommy Johnagin @ Funny Bone

August 6th-9th

* Tommy is an autobiographical story telling comedian who is a favorite at comedy clubs all across the country.
* His TV credits include: Four appearances on “The Late Show” with David Letterman, his own half-hour special on Comedy Central, Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham” and, “John Oliver’s New York Stand-up Show”.
* In 2010 he finished 2nd on NBC’s Last Comic Standing. He’s also appeared on CMT’s “Comedy Stage” and TBS’s “Very Funny Stand Up Show”.
* Tommy has also been a guest numerous times on the nationally syndicated radio programs “The Bob and Tom Show” and the “The Ron and Fez Show”.
* Tommy is starring in his own sitcom, based on his life airing on CBS this fall (2015) called “Tommy.”


Friday, August 7 at 7pm

Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author, will introduce her newest mystery, Malace at the Palace, on Friday, August 7 at 7 pm at Books & Co. at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek.
This new Royal Spyness Mystery features Lady Georgiana Rannoch, 35th in line to the English throne and crack amateur sleuth. She has been asked to come stay at Kensington Palace to calm the pre-wedding jitters of Princess Marina, who is set to marry Prince George, youngest son of George V. Georgie is a bit skeptical about the whole thing since she knows that George has a history of frequent love affairs, not a desirable trait in a soon-to-be husband.
When society beauty Kiki Anstruther, reputed latest mistress of Prince George, is found dead in the palace, everything is thrown into disarray, including Lady Georgiana’s own romantic attachment to Darcy O’Mara. Is it possible that everything Georgie believed about her own love life is a pack of lies? As Georgie is uncovering facts about Kiki’s murder, she’s also discovering unsavory things about Darcy and also about life in the palace.
Rhys Bowen has been nominated for every major mystery award including the Edgar, and has won many, including the Agatha and Anthony Awards. She was born in England and ow splits her time between southern California and Arizona.
For an interview, please contact Danielle Dill at 12-366-2155 or For additional event information, please contact Sharon Kelly Roth at 937-429-6302 or

Tax Free Weekend DETAILS

August 7th - 9th

Back-to-school shopping at The Greene will be a little easier on the pocketbook this year! Ohio has passed a law for a tax free weekend! Qualifying purchases are tax-free throughout this three day event.

During the holiday, the following items are exempt from sales and use tax:

An item of clothing priced at $75 or less; An item of school supplies priced at $20 or less; and an item of school instructional material priced at $20 or less.
Items used in a trade or business are not exempt under the sales tax holiday.

Taste of The Greene

August 13th 5:30 - 9:30 PM

Live music with Funky G
Beer Garden

Participating Restaurants:
Pies and Pints
Cork Wine and Dine
Cold Stone

Roy Wood Jr. @ Funny Bone

August 13th-16th

* Described by the Hollywood Reporter as “A Standout”, and by Entertainment Weekly as “charismatic crankiness”. The thought-provoking comedy of Roy Wood Jr. crosses cultural lines and has entertained millions nationwide by stage, radio and television.
* Wood was last seen for three years on the TBS‘ sitcom, “Sullivan and Son” and he’s currently a regular on Conan, ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’ & Comedy Central’s” @Midnight.”
* Wood has recorded three nationally-released prank call CD’s: My Momma Made Me Wear This, Confessions of a High School Bench Warmer and I’ll Slap You to Sleep! Wood has recently released his first comedy CD Things I think, I think.
* Wood finished third in the 2010 season of “Last Comic Standing.”

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Kickoff @ The Greene

August 14, 2015 @ 11 am – 1pm

The Greene County Safe Communities Coalition is hosting a kickoff event for the 2015 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign. Various vendors will be available with activities, information and giveaways. Come out and support the enforcement efforts that save lives. Learn more about the campaign at

Chris Franjola @ Funny Bone

August 20th-August 23rd

* Chris Franjola is a writer/comedian born and raised on Long Island who now lives and works in Los Angeles.
* He’s currently a writer and a regular performer on E!’s hit show “Chelsea Lately.” Chris also starred on the critically acclaimed scripted comedy series “After Lately,” which aired for three seasons on E! He is also the host of the Sons of Anarchy after show “Anarchy Afterword”, airing live on FX.
* Chris wrote for other shows including Family Guy, the MTV Video Music Awards, and the original Chelsea Handler Show.


Wednesday, August 22 at 7 pm

Mindee Arnett and Erica O’Rourke will introduce their new fiction for young adults on Wednesday, August 22 at 7 pm at Books & Co. at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek.
Mindee Arnett will discuss her book, The Nightmare Charade, which is the stunning final installment in the Arkwell Academy series. Sixteen-year-old Dusty Everhart breaks into houses late at night, but not because she’s a criminal. No, she’s a nightmare. Literally. Dusty is a magical being who feeds on human dreams. Being the only Nightmare at Arkwell Academy, a boarding school for magickind, and living in the shadow of her other’s infamy is hard enough, not to mention the crazy evets of the past year. Dusty may have saved the day, but there are many days left in the year, and with an old foe back to seek revenge, she’ll need all her strength to defeat him and save her friends.
Erica O’Rourke will discuss her book, Resonance, the thrilling follow-up to Dissonance. Del risked everything to save Simon, and now he’s gone off in another world with no way for Del to find him. She’s back at the Consort training to be a Walker like everyone in her family. But the Free Walkers have other plans for her. This rebel group is trying to convince Del that the Consort is evil, and that her parents are unwittingly helping the consort kill millions of people. The Freewalkers make Del the ultimate promise: If Del joins their fight, she will be reunited with Simon. The fate of the multiverse depends on her choice!
Mindee Arnett lives on a horse farm outside Dayton, Ohio. She has a Master of Arts in English Literature. Her short stories have appeared in various magazines.
Erica O’Rourke is the author of the tor trilogy, which includes Torn, Tangled, and Bound. She lives outside Chicago.
For an interview, please contact Sharon Kelly Roth at 937-429-6302 or


August 24th and 27th Book Groups

These groups will meet at books&co at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek, Ohio.

Monday, August 24; 7 pm Classics Book Group will discuss The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad.

Thursday, August 27; 11 am Daytime Knitters knit and discuss knitting books and magazines.

Both groups welcome visitors and new members. For more information, please contact Sharon Kelly Roth at 937-429-6302 or


Wednesday, August 26 at 7 pm

Sandra Brown, New York Times bestselling selling author, will introduce her newest romantic suspense novel, Friction, on Wednesday, August 26 at 7 pm at Books & Co. at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek.

Line numbers will be given out beginning at 6 pm.
Please show a books&co receipt for Friction to get a line number.

The novel gets its inspiration from the legendary Texas Rangers, the elite law enforcement agency – with state-wide jurisdiction, who can begin or join any investigation whether they are invited or not. In this story, one of the Rangers, Crawford Hunt, finds himself in court over a custody matter involving his daughter when a gunman erupts into the courtroom and Crawford reacts instinctually to that danger….causing more trouble for himself, his daughter, and Judge Holly Spencer, for whom he is experiencing a growing attraction.
This is surely another of Brown’s classic fast-paced suspense novels, telling a gripping story of family ties and forbidden attraction.

Sandra will sign any new books purchased at the event and 2 books brought from home. Pictures will be permitted.

For an interview, please contact Caitlin Mulrooney-Lyski at 212-364-1570 or For additional event information, please contact Sharon Kelly Roth at 937-429-6302 or

Carlos Mencia @ Funny Bone

August 27th

* Mencia demonstrates an extraordinary ability to connect with a wide and diverse audience, whether it‘s man-on-the-street interviews, studio comedy, commercial parodies, nationwide sold-out tours, or films.
* Mencia was named “International Comedy Grand Champion” from Buscando Estrellas (the Latino version of Star Search). This led to appearances on “In Living Color,” “The Arsenio Hall Show,” “Moesha” and “An Evening at the Improv.”
* Since 2007, every holiday season Mencia has embarked on a USO Tour to the Persian Gulf to entertain the troops serving overseas. For his 2008 trip, Mencia visited Kuwait to host “Operation MySpace,” an exclusive concert for American Troops in the Middle East alongside Jessica Simpson and The Pussycat Dolls. You can currently see Corey in the movie “Think Like A Man Too” and Adult Swim’s new TV series “Black Jesus.”

Monroe Martin @ Funny Bone

September 3rd-6th

* Rising comedy star Monroe Martin mines laughs from an unusual source-growing up in foster care and being moved from one dysfunctional home to another. With a very honest, open approach to storytelling and an engaging personality, Martin effortlessly turns his childhood of hard knock experiences into comedy gold!
* Martin currently performs all over the country. He has appeared on “Last Comic Standing,” The Artie Lange Show,” on DirecTV and will be seen on the second season of “Adam Devine’s House Party” on Comedy Central as well as the third season of “Gotham Live” on AXSTV. He also wrote for the MTV@ series “Charlamagne and Friends.”

Nick Griffin @ The Funny Bone

September 17th-20th

* Nick Griffin started his stand up career in Kansas City at the age of nineteen. By the time he graduated from college three years later, he was working full time all across the country.
* Nick has made multiple appearances on the” Late Show with David Letterman,” and “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.”
* Nick now headlines America’s best comedy clubs and is a
regular guest on nationally syndicated radio’s “The Bob and Tom Show.”

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