The Care Partner Dementia Education Series

May 7th, May 14th, May 21st and May 28th 6-8 p

The Alzheimer’s Association in Partnership with Spring Hills Home Care Services presents The Care Partner Dementia Education Series.

Advanced registration is required!
Cost - $20 per family for all four programs
Call 1.800.272.3900 or Email

Four-week series is designed to help new care partners prepare for issues faced now and in the future. While you do not have to attend all four weeks, you are encouraged to take advantage of the entire series.

ALL CLASSES HELD 6-8 PM At The Greene Town Center Chestnut St Community Room - 70 Birch Alley

Basics of Dementia - May 7
Lawrence Lawhorne, MD

Legal/Financial - May 14
Joseph Mattera, Attorney at Law

Day-to-Day Caregiving - May 21
Liz Zilgalvis

Community Resources - May 28
Laurel Kerr, MS

Brad Williams @ The Funny Bone

May 7th-10th

* Brad Williams is a little person who appeared regularly on the Comedy Central show “Mind of Mencia”.
* Brad’s ability to make humorous observations that make everyone comfortable with the differences in people is winning over audiences and proving that anyone can overcome their shortcomings.
* Brad has appeared on ”The Tonight Show” "Jimmy Kimmel Live”, Comedy Central "Live at Gotham",”Pitboss" and ”Laughs: Over & Under”.

Mother's Day Garden Party Portrait Event OPEN HOUSE

May 10th, 2015 12:30p - 4:30p

Join us for a 5-10 minute portrait session* with mom, and indulge with complimentary deserts from local bakeries including Kinder's Kupcakes and Ashley's Pastry Shop!

Walk-ins only. Photo shoot is $30 on our specialty backdrop and yields 15-25 photos


Tuesday, May 12 at 7 pm

Local author Trudy Krisher will introduce her new children’s picture book, An Affectionate Farewell: The Story of Old Bob and Old Abe, on Tuesday, May 12 at 7 pm at Books & Co. at the Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek.
The book is a wonderful introduction for young readers to the life of President Abraham “Old Abe” Lincoln and his faithful horse, Old Bob. They journeyed together across the wide open prairies, sharing good times and bad, hardships and rest.
Throughout the book, we learn of President Lincoln’s love for animals and his dislike of cruelty to them as well as to humans. Observing slavery first hand as a young man, he was finally able to do something about it once he became president. Old Bob was with him from the beginning of this young lawyer’s memorable career to the very end “escorting his master on his final ride.” The book is illustrated by Bert Dodson.

For an interview, please contact Bill Miller at For additional event information, please contact Sharon Kelly Roth at 429-6302 or

Bunker Hill Publishing
$ 17.95


Wednesday, May 13 at 7 pm

Local author Molly Campbell will introduce her new book, Keep the Ends Loose, on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 pm at Books & Co. at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek.
In this charming novel, we meet Miranda Heath, a quirky 15-year-old with cinematic dreams and a safe, predictable family. That is until she decides to pull at the loose end that is the estranged husband her aunt never divorced. What seemed like the best way to allow her aunt to get on with her life sets off a series of events that threaten to turn Miranda’s world upside down. Sometimes it’s best to leave the loose ends alone!
Beth Hoffman, author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt and Looking For Me, calls Keep the Ends Loose, “Quirky, hopeful, and wonderfully original.”
Molly Campbell has received two Erma Bombeck Awards for her humorous writing. She lives in the Dayton area.
For an interview, please contact Hilary Sierpinski at For more event information, please contact Sharon Kelly Roth at 937-429-6302.

The Story Plant


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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

Wed., May 13; 7 pm
Syzygy (sci fi group) will discuss The Cusanus Game by Wolfgang
Jeschke (Trans by R. Benjamin)

Sunday, May 17; 2 pm
Antioch Writers Workshop presents a free program on how to write “Great Beginnings” to stories, columns, essays, and longer works. The instructor will be Mary McCarty, a Dayton Daily News columnist.

Monday, May 25; 7 pm
Classics Book Group discusses Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote.

Thursdays at 11 am
Daytime Knitters knit and discuss knitting books.

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

Click It or Ticket Kickoff @ The Greene Town Square

Friday May 15th 2015; 10 am – 12pm

The Click It or Ticket Kickoff event is hosted by the Greene County Safe Communities Coalition to bring attention to the National Highway Traffic Safety Click It or Ticket campaign. This campaign takes places every year between May 9th and June 1st to encourage enforcement of seat belt use laws. Local law enforcement will be at the event and press will be invited to speak with them about the campaign. Additionally, other safety promoting vendors will be invited to attend. There will be a crashed vehicle for visual effect and use of Fatal Vision goggles for hands-on experience.

Faizon Love @ The Funny Bone

May 15th-17th

* Faizon Love, is a plus-sized actor of Afro-Cuban descent whose killer smile and infectious laugh can liven up any comedy club.
* Faizon Love got his start as a stand-up comedian and has been seen on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and “BET’s “Comic View”. He has co-starred in such well-received movies as “Couples Retreat”, “Fear of a Black Hat”, “Elf”, and “Friday”.
* His easy going style of comedy makes him so loveable and likeable that, when you see him live, you can’t help smiling all night long.

Chalk About It

May 16th, 10a - 10p

Fun for the whole family!

The streets of The Greene will come alive as artists create living art using only pastel chalk to bring awareness to national mental health awareness month.

Scavenger Hunt
Kids Chalkin
Kids Activities
Block Party

Also live music from 6p-10p with Funky G and a beer garden!

Chalk About It will support Life Essentials' unique and specialized programs that enable seniors and people living with mental illness to have a greater quality of life.


Tuesday, May 19 at 7 pm

Demetrius Minor will discuss his book, Preservation and Purpose: The Making of a Young Millennial, on Tuesday, May 19 at 7 pm at Books & Co. at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek.
Minor is a former White House intern and television and radio personality and is “a bold fresh voice on the political scene,” states Michelle Malkin.
He is positioned to become the voice of a rising tide of demographic influence: a dynamic generation of independent, internet savvy trailblazers who have enormous sway on the future of America and the world. His message is timely, punctuated by the recent outcome of important mid-term swings by an empowered and frustrated electorate. Minor’s voice embodies the rising tide of Millennial influence on the GOP and America.
For an interview, please contact Randy Morkved at 626-437-9755 or For additional event information, please contact Sharon Kelly Roth at 937-249-6203.

Balcony 7

J.R. Brow @ The Funny Bone

May 21st-24th

* JR Brow is a comedy composer who draws from his eclectic fifteen year collection of jokes, impressions, music, and characters to customize an experience that cannot be described with any one genre.
* After seeing his act it is clear why JR has been honored in the comedy world as a finalist in San Francisco’s prestigious International Comedy Competition and selected as a stand out in HBO’s U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen.
* Brow has also shared the stage with comedians such as Bill Hicks, Ray Romano, Wanda Sykes, Drew Carey, and has been requested to perform with musical acts like The Monkees and Earth Wind & Fire, just to name a few.


Friday, May 22 at 7 pm

Andrew Knapp and Momo will visit Books & Co. at The Greene, 4453 Walnut Street, Beavercreek on Friday, May 22 at 7 pm to introduce his photo essay book, Find Momo: Coast to Coast.
Andrew is a roving photographer and Momo is his traveling Border Collie companion. Together they have traveled 1500 miles all over America and Canada in a 1977 Volkswagen Wetfalia van. Their mission was to find clever hiding places for Momo in the shots that Andrew chose to photograph.
It’s up to you to find Momo in each of the over 100 striking photographs in the book. So pick up the challenge and see if you can find Momo in the photo of the White House, the Golden Gate Bridge, White Sands National Monument, or a ferry to Long Island, Grand Central Station in New York City, and on and on.
During the event, we may ask Momo to hide in books&co and see if we can find him! If you have a photo of your own Border Collie, bring it along to show Momo! It will make him feel at home.
For an interview, please contact Suzanne Wallace at 215-627-3581 ext. 223 or For additional information, please contact Sharon Kelly Roth at 937-429-6302

Quirk Books

Donnell Rawlings @ The Funny Bone

May 29th-June 1st

* Donnell Rawlings is an overnight success a decade in the making. You’ve seen him on Comedy Central’s award winning and critically celebrated Chappelle’s Show as ‘Ashy Larry’.
* You can see him starring in his own show as Judge Rawlings on MTV2’s Guy Court.
* He was a co-host on both Power 105’s (NY’s #1 Hip Hop and R&B radio station) morning show “Egypt and Ashy in the Morning” and “The Big Tigger Morning Show” on WPGC in Washington DC, and he enjoyed weekly guest appearances on New York’s Hot 97 Morning Show.