Michael Blackson @ The Funny Bone

January 29th-31st

* Michael Blackson, aka, ‘The African King of Comedy', has been entertaining audiences all across the country and around the globe for more than a decade.
* Blackson’s outstanding and unforgettable performance in the smash hit comedy, Next Friday, drew praise and a fan following like no other.
* Blackson stole the stage on P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy on HBO and starred in a commercial for the Chappelle Show on Comedy Central.


Friday, January 30 at 6:30 pm

Bruce Hale, author of the popular Clark the Shark picture books, will introduce his newest book, Clark the Shark Takes Heart, on Friday, January 30 at 6:30 pm at Books & Co. at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek.

Clark the Shark lives life loud—except when it comes to girls! It’s Annie Angelfish’s birthday and Clark wants to find the perfect present for her to show her how he feels. But when he tries to make a big impression with his usual zip, bang and BOOM, things don’t go quite as planned. With help from his best friend Joey Mackerel, Clark the Shark learns that when it comes to showing that you care, something thoughtful and small could be the best of all.

Bruce Hale has written and illustrated over thirty books for kids, including Clark the Shark Dares to Share; the award-winning Chet Gecko Mystery Series; Snoring Beauty, one of Oprah’s Recommended Reads for Kids, and the School for S.P.I.E.S. Series.

For an interview, please contact Lindsey Karl at 212-207-7492 or. For additional event information, please contact Sharon Kelly Roth at or 937-429-6302.


Jan 26th and Feb 26th

These groups will meet at Books & Co. at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek.

Monday, January 26; 7 pm Classics Book Group will discuss Middlemarch by George Eliot

Thursday, February 5; 10 am Booklovers Club meets.

Thursday, February 5,12,19, 26; 11 am Daytime Knitters knit and discuss knitting books and magazines

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

Ralph Harris @ The Funny Bone

February 5th-8th

* Ralph Harris is one of today’s hottest comedic and acting talents.
* He made his feature film debut in DREAMGIRLS, he is also in EVAN ALMIGHTY.
* Ralph’s jump to the big screen comes after years of successful television work, including appearances on Seinfeld, The Parent Hood, Nick Freno, Living Single and In Living Color.
* Ralph is probably best known for his starring role in the ABC-TV sitcom “On Our Own” which aired during the immensely popular TGIF block on Friday nights, and which currently airs in syndication on TVOne.


Friday, February 6 at 7 pm

Award winning magician Joshua Jay will demonstrate magic tricks while he introduces his book for children, Big Magic for Little Hands: 25 Astounding Illusions for Young Magicians, on Friday, February 6 at 7 pm at Books & Co. at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek.

Geared for children ages 7-11 and their caregivers, this book guides you through every aspect of the magician’s art. Levitate a sibling! Vanish homework! Perform a Houdini-inspired escape! It’s all there in the book. With practice young magicians can learn to perform them and acquire a sense of poise, accomplishment, and confidence.

Joshua Jay is a magic consultant for several multinational toy manufacturers, and served as the monthly columnist for Magic magazine for over a decade. He was named the 2012 Magician of the Year by the Society of American magicians. He lives in New York City.

Kids and adults will enjoy Jay’s magic demonstration! That’s for sure!

For an interview, please contact Noreen Herits at 212-614-7775 or For additional books&co. event information, please contact Sharon Kelly Roth at 937-429-6302 or

Luv4K9’s @ Moochie & Co

Saturday February 7th 1-3 PM

Luv4K9s is a non-profit rescue group in Dayton, OH that rescues many types of dogs including owner released dogs, abandoned, abused and puppy mill rescues. A few dogs up for adoption will be in the store as well as a volunteer with information about the group and how you can help.

MvPta @ Moochie & Co

Sunday February 8th 1:30-3:30 PM

Miami Valley Pet Therapy serves all over the Dayton area including over 75 facilities. Their mission is to promote the use of highly trained pets to improve the health, independence and quality of life of citizens living in the greater Miami Valley.

They offer training classes twice a year for future pet therapy animals. Stop by the store between 1:30 and 3:30 and meet a pet therapy dog and their handler and receive information on the organization and how to become a part of pet therapy.


Sunday, February 8, 2015

There will be a Free Writers Workshop sponsored by Antioch Writers Workshop on Sunday, February 8 from 2-3:30 pm at Books & Co. at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek.

The theme will be Demystifying Social Media presented by Ashley Bethard. She is a Digital and New Media Specialist for Cox Media Group Ohio and holds an MFA in creative writing from Ashland University. Ashley will share her expertise in applying social media to connect with readers. You can learn more about her at

For more about this free writers workshop, please contact Sharon Short at For information about Antioch Writers Workshop, visit


Tuesday, February 10 at 7 pm

Local author Trudy Krisher will introduce Fanny Seward: A Life, on Tuesday, February 10 at 7 pm at Books & Co. at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek.

Fanny Seward was the daughter of Secretary of State William Seward, President Lincoln’s right hand man in Washington, D.C. She was privy to many of her father’s activities, often accompanying him on official business, sometimes in the presence of President Lincoln and his wife Mary.

Fanny recorded many of these experiences from 1858 to 1866 in her diary entries. It is from these and other reliable sources that Ms. Krisher was able to reconstruct the life and times of Anny Seward, and give readers previously unseen glimpses of the tumultuous era of Civil War America.

Trudy Krisher taught English at the University of Dayton for 18 years and at Sinclair Community College for 10, retiring from Sinclair in 2013. You can learn more about Trudy at

For an interview, please contact Mona Hamlin at 314-443-5547 or For more event information, please contact Sharon Kelly Roth at 937-429-6302.

Mark Lundholm @ The Funny Bone

February 10th

* Lundholm’s autobiographical comedy is a full-throttle, heart-pounding and wildly entertaining ride - looking at all our addictive tendencies.
* He's appeared on Comedy Central, Showtime, A&E, CBS, and NBC. Mark wrote and performed his own one-man show off-Broadway in New York City reaching critical acclaim, and in his spare time created the now staple DVD series 'Humor in Treatment' and the Recovery Board Game.
* Mark Lundholm has performed in all 50 states and 10 foreign countries. From world-renowned musicians, heads of state, fortune 500 companies to rehabilitation centers and convicted felons, Mark has truly entertained on the world's stage.


Wednesday, February 11 at 7 pm.

Erin Hunter, author of the canine Survivors Series, will introduce Storm of Dogs, Book 6 in the series, on Wednesday, February 11 at 7 pm.

Readers of this Intermediate Reader dog adventure series will know that the ruthless former Alpha has left the Wild Pack and Sweet has taken his place. The dogs are now hoping to live in peace; however, they know they will have to be alert for signs that Blade and her Fierce Dogs may appear and force them into a dreadful fight.

Storm of Dogs is the conclusion to the first arc in this exciting Survivors series. Kirkus Reviews refers to it as “a wild and wonderful adventure” and “perfectly crafted.”

For an interview, please contact Olivia Russo at 212-207-7911 or For additional event information, please contact Sharon Kelly Roth at 937-429-6302.


February 11th @ & p & 12th @ 11a

These book groups will meet at Books & Co. at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek.

Wednesday, February 11; 7 pm Syzygy Book Group (sci fi) will discuss
Starfish by Peter Watts

Thursday, February 12; 11 am Daytime Knitters will knit and discuss
knitting books and magazines

Mark Viera @ The Funny Bone

February 12th-15th

* Mark has a one-hour Showtime special aptly entitled “Tales of Nuyorican”. The show, an homage to his upbringing and hilarious life experiences, became an instant classic.
* Mark is a devoted family man, who seized the opportunity to give back, first by performing on a comedy special for American Family Insurance. “Stand Up For Family”, also performing in shows for the “Make a Wish Foundation” and the “VIP Drug Rehabilitation Centers” in his native Bronx, as well as several command performances for our U.S military overseas.

Aries Spears @ The Funny Bone

February 20th-22nd

* Ever since Chicago native Aries Spears was 14 years old, he has been a force to be reckoned with in the comedy scene throughout America.
* From being a regular on Fox’s Mad TV, starring in feature films, appearing on a number of national talk shows, and continually touring the country with his stand-up, Aries’ talents are becoming recognized and appreciated throughout the entertainment industry.
* He appeared in OUT-OF-SYNCE, and portrayed Red Foxx in Warner Bros.’s WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE. In addition, Aries starred alongside John Leguizamo in TriStar’s THE PEST and delivered his most notable performance to date as Cuba Gooding, Jr.’s brother in Columbia’s blockbuster hit JERRY MAGUIRE.

Team Greyhound @ Moochie & Co

Saturday February 21st 1-3PM

Team Greyhound is a 501(c)3 volunteer
organization that prepares retired racing greyhounds for placement into permanent homes. Team Greyhound also works with correctional facilities in the state of Ohio. This type of training program is a great opportunity for future greyhound adopters to adopt a greyhound who is already well mannered and trained in the basic commands. Stop by the store and meet one of these greyhounds available for adoption.

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