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6000 Mason-Montgomery Rd. • Mason, Ohio 45040 Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday 513.229.8500 •

Mayor Barbara Spaeth

Tony Bradburn Council Member

4900 Parkway Dr., Suite 150 • Deerfield Township, OH 45040 Office Hours: 7:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday–Friday 513.701.6958 •

Vice Mayor Diana K. Nelson

Ashley Chance Council Member

Mark Haake Council Member

Main Number 513.229.8500 City Hotlines 513.229.8502 Administration 513.229.8510 Community Center 513.229.8555 Emergency 911 Engineering & Building 513.229.8520 Finance 513.229.8530 Fire Department Administration 513.229.8540 Parks & Recreation 513.229.8555 Police Department Administration 513.229.8560 Public Utilities 513.229.8570

Kathy Grossmann Council Member

Joshua Styrcula Council Member

Service Department 513.229.8580 Tax Office 513.229.8535 Utility Customer Service 513.229.8533 Utility Billing Questions: Greater Cincinnati Water Works 513.591.7700 Utility Service Questions: Sewer Service and Emergencies 513.229.8570 (nights, holidays & weekends, emergencies only)

513.925.2525 Stormwater 513.229.8570 Waste Collection and Recycling 513.229.8533 Water Service and Emergencies - Greater Cincinnati Water Works 513.591.7700

Lelle Lutts Hedding President

Kristin Malhotra Vice President

Julie Seitz Trustee

Dan Corey Fiscal Officer

Administrator Eric Reiners 513.701.6974 Planning & Zoning Director Samuel Hill 513.701.6964 Parks and Recreation Director Joel Smiddy 513.701.6975 Public Works Director Billy Highfill 513.701.6978

Fiscal Officer Dan Corey 513.701.6971 President Lelle Lutts Hedding 513.770.2380 Vice President Kristin Malhotra 513.770.2382 Trustee Julie Seitz 513.770.2381

A joint publication of the City of Mason and Deerfield Township, Ohio, in partnership with TriHealth and Mason City Schools. City of Mason Administrative Offices 6000 Mason-Montgomery Rd., Mason, OH 45040 513.229.8510 |

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Eric Hansen City of Mason Manager

Unique Community Gift Card Supports Mason’s Small Businesses


hile the pandemic had significant negative impacts, this adversity created opportunities for advancing technologies and how business is conducted. One of the City’s key resource and recovery initiatives was the Come Together Mason e-Gift Card program. This unique program offers an opportunity for the City as well as the public to purchase one convenient electronic gift card that can be redeemed at multiple participating small businesses in Mason. The program, launched in April 2020, allowed the City to support small businesses in Mason while enhancing Community Center Premier membership benefits, offered community-wide relief to Mason sewer customers, and provided a creative option for programming participation incentives and employee recognition initiatives during the pandemic. The concept and use of this unique card not only provided much needed assistance during the pandemic but it continues to remain a valuable tool for supporting Mason’s small business community; assisting with economic development initiatives’furthering membership objectives for the Community Center, Golf Center, and new Aquatic Center; as well as uniting community spirit. The Come Together Mason e-Gift Card program is ex-

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clusive to Mason businesses. There are over 70 participating businesses in the program today. It’s easy to become a participating Come Together Mason e-Gift Card program participant and there is no cost to participate. To become a participating location, businesses can apply to join by visiting: Once your business has applied to join, the City will approve your application and you will receive a follow up email on how to activate your business as a participating location. Once your business has completed the activation, consumers can start using their Come Together Mason e-gift cards at your location. If you shop locally, supporting Mason’s business community, then this gift card is perfect for you. To check out participating businesses or to purchase a gift card go to the website listed above. We encourage you to also stay connected on the City’s Facebook (City of Mason, Ohio-Government) and Twitter (ImagineMason) pages for ongoing initiatives and giveaways to have the opportunity to win a Come Together Mason e-Gift Card and help support Mason’s small business community. Purchase a gift card today and help support Mason’s small business community.

Lelle Lutts Hedding Deerfield Township President

Supporting Deerfield Township Parks & Recreation


well-maintained, diverse, and sustainable park system increases the desirability of home location, enriches the community through various amenities, and influences tourism, business, and charitable opportunities in Deerfield Township. The Deerfield Township Parks Department works to ensure our varied parks stay beautiful and litter-free with clean facilities, while managing a wide array of landscaping, trails, ballfields, playground equipment, and programming. The Township ’s active parks—Cottell Park, Fleckenstein Park, and Schappacher Park—are home to an assortment of baseball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, sports leagues, playgrounds, walking paths, and a one-acre dog park. Because of the active nature of these parks, the Township facilitates services and usage for multiple organizations, including Mason Youth Organization, Mason SAY Soccer, Kings Soccer, Kings Baseball, Kings Cross Country, and the cyclocross community. Along with teams and registrants come many family members, friends, and acquaintances who observe our safe and beautiful parks. The Township ’s green space parks—Roberts Park, Carter Park, Kingswood Park—place a high value on the importance of preserving open green spaces. These parks provide nature trails, pollinator gardens, community gardens, a rain garden, and an all-season Farmers’ Market. Because of the passive nature of these parks, the Township has partnered with the Cincinnati Nature Center and the Ohio River Foundation to enhance natural topography, remove invasive species, and create sustainable habitats while remaining development free.

In total, Deerfield Township manages over 460 acres of parkland and open space including: six parks, seven baseball fields, seven soccer fields, 10 miles of paved paths, 20 miles of unpaved paths/trails, one dog park, and one archery range. Along with these parks, we have additional amenities including: the historic Jeremiah Morrow Barn, the Snyder House at Cottell Park, the Community Pavilion at Kingswood Park, 29 community garden plots at Kingswood, nine community garden plots at Carter Park, three Quilt Barns, and the Deerfield Honors Veterans Memorial Park. The above maintenance, planning, and programming of our parks has been possible with a well-managed budget, a hard-working minimal staff of park employees, and a current Park Levy passed in November 2013. That levy is set to expire on December 31, 2022. With your support, we will be seeking a new 1.0 mill replacement levy that would allow for uninterrupted services. Here’s what the Board of Trustees has learned based on the Warren County Auditor’s estimates: the replacement 1.0 mill levy would generate approximately $1,839,754 per year to support the operations, maintenance, programming, and improvements at the parks. This requires an investment of $35 per $100,000 of homeowner property value. Please note it is vital—especially in uncertain economic times—for the Board of Trustees to maintain the same mill rate as the current levy. The current levy is 1.0 mill and the replacement levy will be 1.0 mill. On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, please Vote YES for Deerfield Townships Parks!

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Good Choice Ticket


he Good Choice Ticket program is designed to create positive engagement between Mason Police Officers and youth in the Mason community, as well as providing long-lasting positive memories with local law enforcement. Police Officers issue a Good Choice Ticket when they observe a child making a good choice. Some of those choices include showing proper bicycle safety, using a crosswalk, saying please and thank you, holding the door for someone, playing outdoors, wearing a seatbelt, and greeting a police officer. The program

runs annually between Memorial Day and Labor Day with over 1,000 tickets given out by staff members of the Mason Police Department in the 2021 season. Over 400 tickets were redeemed at our business partner locations. The owners of Tropical Smoothie Café, Mason Bowl, and Quatman Café were recognized by Mason City Council for their commitment and contribution to the 2021 Good Choice Ticket Program. Tropical Smoothie Café provided a free child smoothie to ticket holders, Mason Bowl gave away a free game and shoe rental, and Quatman Café

gave away a free kid’s meal with a drink. The Mason Municipal Aquatic Center was also a redemption location and offered a free day pass. Together, the value of all the rewards redeemed exceeded $2,800. Each year, Kiwanis Club of Mason supports the Good Choice Ticket program by paying for all the tickets distributed. The City of Mason is grateful to local business partners for making the Good Choice Ticket program a success and continuing efforts to build the culture of wellness in the community.

Home Improvements Require Zoning Approval Spring/Summer is right around the corner! As warm weather approaches, many residents embark on home improvement projects such as installing a swimming pool, deck, pergola, four-season room, shed, home addition, etc. These residential projects require zoning approval from the Deerfield Township Planning & Zoning Department. A zoning application may be obtained in person from the Deerfield Township administration offices (4900 Parkway Dr., Suite 150, Mason, OH 45040) or printed from the township website under the Planning & Zoning tab (Zoning permits and applications). Formal applications require two (2) sets of hard copies submitted in person or delivered via standard mail (USPS, FedEx, UPS, etc.) only. Some residential projects may also require a building permit from the Warren County Building Department. For specific information on the building permit requirements and review process, you may contact a representative with Warren County at 513.695.1290.

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Dumpster Diving Harmful to the Community Historically, dumpster diving has long been known to describe the act of looking for treasure in someone else’s trash. In today’s world, dumpster diving is referred to as a technique used to retrieve personal information that is then used by attackers to gain trust that is then exploited to obtain even more valuable information in an effort to harm the innocent. Dumpster diving isn’t limited to searching through the trash for obvious treasures or access codes and passwords. Seemingly innocent information, such as a phone list, calendar, or organizational chart, is used with social engineering techniques by an attacker to gain access to private valuable information. Social engineering is using human interaction to trick another person into giving access or performing an action for the attacker. A primary goal of social engineering is to establish trust between the attacker and the target. Dumpster diving is a way for attackers to gain information that they use to establish trust. Attackers are strategically obtaining information about an individual. Even the most innocuous documents can be used by an attacker. A list of names or phone list can be used to access web accounts or for identity theft and can also be used as general phishing against a family member, neighbor, or friend. Telephone numbers can be used with caller ID spoofing to coerce an individual to reveal information. An attacker may use this to call an indiviudal with a story intended to get the person to relinquish even more information. Similar to social media posts, dumpster diving is used to better understand routines of family members. The more these attackers gain access to information about individuals and family members, including their routines and behaviors, the easier it is to plan an attack.

HOW TO PREVENT A DUMPSTER DIVING ATTACK Although it may seem like a lot of work to properly care for trash, processes can be put in place to help prevent a dumpster diving attack. • Ensure all identifiable information is removed from computer equipment before it is disposed of or sold. This includes securely erasing data from hard drives and clearing TPM data.

• Securely erasing disk drives, shredding compact discs (CDs), and degaussing magnetic storage. • Shred all paper documents including receipts, messages, family notes, letters, credit card offers, utility bills, phone and contact lists, and financial records. • Keep trash and recycling bins in a secure area until shortly before pickup. Don’t leave trash/recycling out all night. For most of us, the trash seems like a black hole from which discarded items never return. But for identity thieves, garbage and recycling bins are veritable treasure troves of invaluable information. Think about it: when you toss a credit card statement, a hospital bill, or even some junk mail, you’re filling your recycling bin with valuable personal information. Those papers you tossed out for the trash or recycling could leave you and others vulnerable for identity fraud. If you notice someone going through your trash or your neighbor’s trash, please call the Warren County non-emergency number at 513.695.2525 and ask for the Mason Police Department to respond. Help keep the community safe.

Township Policies on Recreational Vehicles on Driveways With warm weather comes outdoor recreational activities. Many township residents own recreational vehicles such as travel trailers, motor homes, boats, jet skis, etc. Recreational vehicles may be parked anywhere on the premises for loading or unloading purposes for a period not to exceed 48 hours. For permanent storage, recreational vehicles shall be stored in the side or rear yard. If permanently stored in a side yard, the recreational vehicle shall be screened from abutting properties by a solid fence/wall or landscape buffer. Such screening shall be a minimum of six (6) feet in height. A parked or stored recreational vehicle or trailer shall not be connected to water, gas, or sanitary sewer facilities. At no time shall this equipment be used for living or housekeeping purposes.

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BREAKTHROUGH AT SINCLAIR Sinclair College in Mason plays an important role in the economic development of southwest Ohio by preparing graduates who build a stronger workforce. Students learn in state-of-the-art facilities including our newly renovated Advanced Manufacturing Labs. Our instructors are tops in their field and dedicated to teaching and mentoring the next generation. Students can complete over 30 academic programs on the Mason campus to get career-ready or prepare to transfer on to a four-year university.


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2.22.22 Day in Mason


ebruary was a prolific month! The month kicked off with a New Moon in Aquarius ushering in the energy of new beginnings and change, and just one day later, we got to experience the first of the last three 222 days of the century, which occured on February 2, 2022; February 20, 2022; and February 22, 2022. February 22 was the end of a 222 sequence that started back in 2000, with other key years of 2002, 2020, and 2022. We won’t see this sequence again until 2/2/2222. In numerology, the 222 sequence of numbers is often referred to as Angel Numbers. The number 2 in numerology references the energy of duality, partnership, relationship, and balance. When 2 is in sequence like it is in 222, this energy is super-charged. There is a call to approach life with more compassion, to seek better balance, to work cooperatively with others, to seek partnership when you can, and strive for harmony. This is especially profound when you think about 2020! There is no way we could have made it through the last two years without compassion and cooperation. So much of our world has changed, especially the ways in which we interact with others. Fortunately, the good thing about change and transformation is change and transformation. As painful as it might be to see failure, it is incredibly powerful to be able to see potential. This is what made the 222 days so profound! For those who may not be aware, the number 2 has added meaning for the City of Mason; former municipal offices were located at 202 West Main Street, now home to Two Cities Pizza. The City used this prolific date to promote Mason’s local businesses and demonstrate support of employees who provide support services throughout the community by giving away 222 pizzas provided by Two Cities Pizza!

Thinking of Opening a New Business? Are you looking to operate or relocate an existing business within Deerfield Township? All commercial uses require zoning approval from Deerfield Township Planning & Zoning Department before building, occupying a space, or opening for business. A Use Verification application may be obtained from the Deerfield Township Planning & Zoning Department. Additional zoning applications are required if interior/ exterior modifications or new construction are associated with the scope of work. It is strongly recommended you contact Captain Patrick Strausbaugh of the Deerfield Township Fire & Rescue at 513.583.4797 regarding applicable fire safety requirements. Commercial projects may require a building permit from the Warren County Building Department. For specific information on the building permit requirements and review process, you may contact a representative with Warren County at 513.695.1290.

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Mason City Schools Accelerate Imagination Library Enrollment The Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library is committed to improving early childhood literacy across Ohio. Children who participate receive a new, age-appropriate book from the Dolly Parton Foundation every month in the mail. Owning and reading books is a key factor in kindergarten readiness, educational attainment, and success throughout life. Over 2,500 Mason–Deerfield children and their families are now receiving books each month. That’s an increase of 25% during 2021, alone. Joy Strancar, Reading Teacher at the Mason Early Childhood Center, explains: “At Mason Schools we have been able to encourage enrollment by distributing enrollment info on our various social media platforms and through monthly

newsletters. Our next step is to encourage enrollment for younger siblings during 22/23 Kindergarten registration.” The Mason Public Library, a primary sponsor of the Warren County Imagination Library, Deerfield Township, and the City of Mason also promote the program. Together they are an important reason the Warren County Imagination Library has now served more than 10,000 children. Our goal is to achieve enrollment of 2 out of 3 Warren Co. children during 2022. That’s about 500 more young readers. You can help by enrolling your children or grandchildren from birth to age 5. Visit to learn more and enroll.




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SHERIFF’S OFFICE ADD STAFF In April, the Deerfield Township Post of the Warren County Sheriff ’s Office will add a clerk to its staff. This position was added to better serve those citizens who come to our office located at 4900 Parkway Drive, Suite 100 in Deerfield Township. The new position will help citizens obtain copies of police and crash reports, complete background and fingerprint checks, and serve as a main point of contact for the public when they enter the Sheriff ’s Office. You may also contact our office for information at 513.701.1800 with questions.

The City of Mason has built a strong partnership with Sinclair College with a broad variety of intentional initiatives developed to connect and drive value between key businesses, the College, and its students. Recently, City of Mason Economic Development office launched a unique project to connect Sinclair students with Mason start-up Genetesis, the developer of CardioFlux, a heart imaging technology that is a non-invasive cardiac scan. The project presented an interesting opportunity for Sinclair students to be part of a heart imaging study being developed in the City of Mason by our partner startup company, Genetesis. Student volunteers in the study helped Genetesis collect clinical data to assess CardioFlux’s potential as the future of diagnostics and screening for heart disease. The number of students participating in the Mason Heart Study was well beyond expectations. This collaboration showcases part of the City’s Living Lab initiative in action—scaling companies committed to science innovation and discovery whose impact extends far beyond Mason. For more information, please visit

Find Help. Find Hope. That’s our work. That’s our commitment. At Mental Health Recovery Board Serving Warren & Clinton Counties, it’s our mission to make sure every resident has access to strong mental health and addiction services that not only keep our community thriving but also enjoying life to the fullest. Need help or have a question about services? Give us a call. | (513) 695-1695

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GATHER. VOTE. GIVE. It really is that simple!

If you are looking for a way to give back to your local community this year, you can be a part of 100+ Who Care of Warren County. Together, the members of this giving circle have donated over $22,000 to local nonprofit organizations. Our mission is to reach out and help local charities with the funds they need to continue doing their current community work or, in some cases, to focus on specific projects. The purpose of our group is to provide members with the opportunity of giving made simple. 100+ Who Care of Warren County is a group of men, women, and students dedicated to making life better for all Warren County residents through a quarterly donation to a Warren County nonprofit organization ($100/adult, $25/student). Our new online giving platform on Grapevine makes it easy! A new local charity is selected each quarter. Organizations up for consideration must serve Warren County and are nominated by group members; the idea is to keep it local and provide an impact WE can SEE. Recent recipients are the FOP Cops and Kids Program (10/2021) and Luke 5 Adventures (01/2022). Our 2022 Q2 recipient will be chosen at our April meeting. Join us to GATHER. VOTE. GIVE. for our third quarter meeting in July.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. IT’S. THAT. SIMPLE. Remaining 2022 Meeting Dates: • July 5 and October 4 • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. • Conger Construction, 2020 McKinley Blvd., Lebanon, OH 45036 and on Zoom CONNECT WITH US: • • • •

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The City of Mason, led by the Campus Safety Team, and in partnership with Mason City Schools launched the inaugural Community Safety Summit in March 2022. In 2017, the City of Mason Campus Safety initiative was developed as an effort toward improving safety and advancing the partnership between the City, Mason City Schools, business partners, and the community. This innovative initiative continues to gain recognition for community collaboration and encourages detection programs and prevention efforts in many other communities moving forward in the future. The Community Safety Summit was an example of what makes Mason a premier community. This event hosted keynote speaker Secret Service Agent Brian Phillips as well as speakers from Safe on Main, End Slavery Cincinnati, the U.S. Attorney General’s Office, Mobile Response Stabilization Service, and the Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities. The Summit also featured interactive booths and resources for parents on a wide variety of topics focused on community safety. Thank you to the United States Secret Service, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), End Slavery Cincinnati, Safe on Main, Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities, and Mobile Response Stabilization Services for participating in this event and helping grow our culture of wellness in Mason.

Ladder Safety As the seasons change and warm weather is upon us, the incidence of ladder related fall injuries is on the rise. Falls from ladders are the number one cause of ladder related injuries and deaths, with over 164,000 emergency room visits logged each year and 300 fatalities in the U.S. With homeowners scrambling to catch up on home and yard maintenance, it is no surprise that injuries are more frequent at this time of year. In cooperation with the American Ladder Institute, the Mason Fire Department raises awareness of ladder safety to reduce the number of ladder related emergencies. It may be surprising that most ladder deaths occur from falls of less than 10 feet. But what are the most common causes of falls from ladders? • Selecting the wrong type of ladder for the job. • Using worn or damaged ladders. • Failing to set up the ladder properly. • Improperly mounting or dismounting the ladder. • Losing one’s balance while climbing, descending, or working. • Over-reaching while on the ladder. • Misstepping while climbing or descending. Improper use of ladders can pose quite a danger. So, what can you do to keep yourself safe? First, ensure you have the correct ladder for the job you plan to do and set it up to the proper height to reach where you need to get to safely. You’ll also want to make sure your ladder has the proper base/feet for the surface you are placing it on. Lastly, you must know your own capabilities. If you have balance challenges, weakness in your legs, hips, core, or arms, or are prone to dizziness, you should think carefully about climbing and working from ladders. If you take medications that recommend you not operate heavy machinery while taking them,

you will need to evaluate your ability to use the ladder to perform your task. You will also have to consider if you are comfortable working from a ladder. Fear of heights can cause you to overreact to minor losses of balance and “throw” yourself off the ladder while trying to catch yourself from falling. Thousands of ladders are used safely every day in the United States. Firefighters, construction workers, and individuals in the community will perform tasks from them without incident. Unfortunately, there will be accidents that occur. The Mason Fire Department asks that you take the time to plan your project, consider the tips above, and ask someone else for help if you are unable to complete the project safely.

ARTS BUNGALOW TO UNDERGO RENOVATIONS The township is undertaking a project to renovate the Bungalow at Cottell Park to improve functionality as a recreational programming space. For the past 10 years The Arts Alliance has used the space for their summer art camps and will continue to do so. The Bungalow is an indoor recreation space attached to the back of the garage that is located behind the Snyder House at Cottell Park. The Bungalow is also home to one of three quilt barns located in the township. The “Circle Game” was created by a group of campers and the 8’ x 8’ work of art faces the Snyder House. The project tasks entail: clearing out/deep cleaning of the facility, purchase of furniture, including cabinetry, lighting, tables, chairs, and

preliminary furniture and cabinetry layout. Township trustees approved the renovation contract at the February 1, 2022, Board Meeting for items that include flooring, painting, and general repairs. The anticipated completion date is Summer 2022. A grand re-opening celebration will be planned upon completion.

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Hitting the Pool this Summer? Sun Safety Tips for Children PROTECTION FROM SUN EXPOSURE


The two types of sun rays that can injure the skin are ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB). UVA affects the deep layers of skin. UVB damages the outermost layers of the skin and causes sunburn. “Protect your child from sun exposure by having them wear long sleeve swimsuits in addition to a hat and sunscreen. Use UV-blocking sunglasses when possible,” says Bennett.

“Sunscreen alone doesn’t give full protection, so you should limit sun exposure for your children during peak sunlight hours and look for options to protect them from the sun such as clothing and a shady spot if available,” says Bennett. She also offers these tips when applying sunscreen:

SUNSCREEN GUIDELINES The Food and Drug Administration offers the following guidelines on selecting sunscreen:

As you run down your checklist before taking the kids to the pool this summer, be sure to include sun safety preparation as one of the top items, because while a little sunburn or a nice tan may not seem like a big deal to you, it could have a lasting impact on your child’s health. “Cumulative sun exposure leads to wrinkles, age spots, and increases the risk of skin cancer,” says Kelly Bennett, MD, a TriHealth pediatrician with Group Health-Mason. “Damage to your child’s skin now could have long-lasting impacts on their health, which is why it is important to be sure they are protected.” According to the Centers for Disease Control, skin cancer is not only the most common form of cancer in the U.S., the number of new cases rises significantly every year. 16 CenterPoint Summer 2022

• Sunscreens labeled SPF 30 or higher that block both UVA and UVB. These products are labeled as broad spectrum. • Those that are water resistant, even if your activities do not include swimming. This type of sunscreen stays on your skin longer when your skin gets wet. • Avoid products that combine sunscreen and insect repellent. Sunscreen needs to be reapplied often. Insect repellent applied too often could be harmful. • If your skin is sensitive to the chemicals in sunscreen products, choose a mineral sunscreen such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. These are also best for most toddlers and children who may have more sensitive skin. • Less expensive products that have the same ingredients work as well as expensive ones.

• Apply 30 minutes before going outdoors for best results. This allows time for the sunscreen to be absorbed into your skin. • Apply a large amount to all exposed areas. This includes face, nose, ears, and shoulders. DO NOT forget the feet. • Follow package instructions about how often to reapply. This is usually at least every 2 hours. • Always reapply after swimming or sweating. • Use a lip balm with sunscreen. • For infants six months and younger, sun protective clothing and a hat are preferred methods for sun protection. When necessary, use sunscreen sparingly on exposed areas.

Kelly Bennett, MD, sees patients at Group Health-Mason. 6010 South Mason Montgomery Road Mason, OH 45040. Call 513.246.7000 to schedule an appointment.

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Leisure pool opens for the season Memorial Day Weekend! Visit imaginemason org for up-to-date schedules and events

Downtown Mason is a growing, eclectic mix of businesses creating a vibrant area for residents and visitors to our region. We encourage you to come explore Mason’s downtown as we profile the company owners and entrepreneurs who help make Downtown Mason thrive.

BADGES DRUM SHOP Badges Drum Shop is southwest Ohio’s only dedicated drum store catering to drummers of all levels from student to professional. Badges carries a stunning inventory of new, vintage, and classic-used drums, cymbals, and accessories, as well as specializing in custom drum orders from such iconic brands as Ludwig, Gretsch, DW, Noble & Cooley, and more.

Not the typical retail store, owner Charlie Andrews designed Badges Drum Shop to feel like home to a drummer with a welcoming space for trying products, exploring sounds, learning, and connecting.

How did Badges Drum Shop get its name? Drummers have historically referred to the logo on a drum as its “badge.” Since drum badges stand as a symbol of pride and quality for both drummers and drum makers, “Badges” seemed like a fitting name for my shop.

What made you open Badges Drum Shop in Mason? Drumming has long been an important and positive part of my life as a student and musician and beyond. When college took me to Nashville for an internship at Pearl Drums I got to see the business side of the industry and receive a daily immersion in drum products—a beautiful and innovative art 18 CenterPoint Summer 2022

form in its own right. That’s when I started to wonder if owning a drum shop could be possible. I later had an entrepreneurial boss at another internship who saw an opportunity in the greater Cincinnati market and encouraged me to fill it, so after graduating college I took the plunge. Sitting centrally between Cincinnati and Dayton and the two main interstates, Mason is the perfect location to serve all southwest Ohio. I also wanted a location that felt like home. Not only has Mason been my home for my entire life, Downtown Mason offers a friendly Main Street atmosphere that suits the kind of experience I wanted to offer.

Buying a drum set can be stressful and drum sets come in all shapes and sizes with many parts. How do you align the right set with each individual? This is what I love most about the job, crafting a solution to a drummer’s goals and budget. I

know the sonic options and price options offered by every major brand and I respect every drummer’s situation, whether it calls for a whole new set or outfitting the set they have with the right drumheads or rounding out their sound with a different snare or additional cymbal. I outfit many beginning drummers with their first kits, professional drummers with their dream kits, and have helped many drummers optimize the set they have to sound its best. Badges offers the most impressive cymbal collection in the area from Meinl, Bosphorus, Paiste, Byrne, Istanbul Agop, Borba, and Zildjian and specializes in helping drummers find the perfect match for their needs.

What ages do you find most people take drumming lessons? Do I have to have a drum set to take lessons or a certain experience to begin lessons? We serve students from mid-elementary school to retirees and no prior experience is necessary. All that’s needed for a beginner to get started is a practice pad and sticks. A more advanced drummer will need a basic kit. Our teachers are all professional players and talented teachers able to help any drummer new or advanced to progress to the next level. We also have a pro-equipped lesson room where students can learn side-by-side with pro teachers on pro instruments. We occasionally host group drum clinics and masterclasses for the community delivered by renowned drumming heroes.

Badges Drum Shop has a social gathering place located inside the shop. Tell me a little bit about Hangout. The problem with most music stores and even drum shops is that there really isn’t a place to be a drummer. Our Hangout offers a space especially for local drummers to gather, play, and relax. Drummers can come play alone or with another drummer. Hangout is equipped with two drum kits, comfy seating, decades of drum magazines, a record player, vintage vinyl, and coffee. All are welcome and this area is open most anytime the shop is open.

What plans can we see coming in the future? I’m deeply grateful to for the opportunity to serve so many drummers in the area, to work with area schools and churches, and to be a part of Mason’s business community. Badges Drum Shop will be moving three doors down to its new location at 127 West Main Street this summer—a move made possible by Kathy Reilly, a fellow Mason business owner who went above and beyond for me and the Badges Drum Shop community. When I learned the owner of my current building was selling it, I was struggling to find a location that suited my business and budget. Kathy, who operated a thriving custom drapery business (Drapery Shoppe & More) a few doors away, heard about my dilemma and offered to move her business home earlier than planned so I could buy her building for Badges Drum Shop. She said she wanted Badges Drum Shop to stay in Mason and to help a young business person. Just steps away from great eats, the building has a rich history I’m proud to step into. I’m grateful to Kathy and her husband Terry for all their help and flexibility in making 127 West Main Street the shop’s new home and taking the concept of good neighbors to the next level. Charlie Andrews, 513.972.8203,,117 West Main Street until May 31, 2022 **Moving to 127 West Main Street in early June, 2022**











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Kings Island Commemorates a Golden Anniversary during Its Summer 2022 Season


ince opening in 1972, Kings Island has been recognized by its patrons as a destination for big thrills and unforgettable memories. Some of the original attractions are still in operation today, including the Grand Carousel, the Racer, the Eiffel Tower, and the Kings Mills Log Flume (now known as Race for Your Life Charlie Brown). This summer marks the golden anniversary for the 364-acre amusement and water park, which is sure to deliver a lot of excitement for all in attendance as they join in celebrating this momentous event. The City of Mason is honored to have had Kings Island in its backyard for the last half-century and is eager to welcome its guests to our region this summer as they celebrate 50 years of fun, amusement, and tradition. The City recognizes all of the significant impact Kings Island has had in growing and supporting the local economy throughout the years and sends its sincerest congratulations to Kings Island as it observes its golden anniversary. To kick off the celebration, the City has partnered with Kings Island, the MADE Chamber, and Mason Historical Society to celebrate Kings Island’s 50th anniversary. The City is fortunate to have many unique small businesses that enhance the quality of life offered to residents and businesses and what better way to begin the celebration than with local businesses in Downtown Mason.

At the end of April, a five-week scavenger hunt branded Towers in Town began. Eiffel Tower replicas are hidden at five different small businesses each week, with a total of 25 businesses participating over the course of the five-week activity. Clues are distributed through the City’s social media each week as to the whereabouts of the mini towers. Be sure to check out and visitkingsisland. com for upcoming celebratory activities in Downtown Mason and for the latest updates about this once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

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PROJECT UPDATE Stay connected at for more information and updates.

SR Widening

SR Widening & Roundabout

Spyglass Hill to Welden Drive

Welden Drive to Avalon Trail

This project will widen SR between Spyglass Hill and Welden Drive to include two lanes of travel in each direction with left turn lanes at all intersections The project will also include new signals at the intersection of US and Bethany Road street trees street lighting a shared use path sidewalk and right turn lanes on eastbound Bethany Road and eastbound US The project will also extend the new shared use path along the north side of Bethany Road from Windemere Way to SR Also as part of the project the railroad surface crossings and railroad lights and gates on SR and Bethany will be improved thru a concurrent project with G&W Railroad

The Mason Research & Development Park is a acre planned development located in the northeast portion of the City of Mason Currently home to Masters Pharmaceutical Company a McKesson Company and soon to be home to Vega Americas Rhinestahl Corporation SPS Technologies and Precision Castparts Corporation PCC this prime park location will serve as dedicated space for existing Mason companies to expand as well as a destination for targeted hi-tech research aerospace and other advanced manufacturing companies to be connected in a master planned environment

Current Status Construction crews are currently widening the west side of SR which includes new water main from US to Welden Drive Traffic was switched onto the newly widened section in mid-February The overall project is anticipated to be complete by the end of

The SR Widening and Roundabout Project will be a signature gateway to the R&D Park and the City of Mason The project will widen SR between Welden Drive and Avalon Trail to include two lanes of travel in each direction The project includes a multilane roundabout at the new R&D collector road Mason Research Parkway that eventually will connect SR to US and SR to Mason-Montgomery Road The initial segment of the Mason Research Parkway east of SR is being constructed simultaneously by Vega and will connect to the roundabout serving the Vega Americas campus Current Status Construction is currently underway to widen the west side of SR and work on the east side will begin this summer The overall project is anticipated to be completed by the end of

US Roundabouts

US Roundabouts Project This project will improve two existing stop controlled “T” intersections stop controlled on Bethany Road and Mason-Morrow-Millgrove Road free flow on US to roundabouts The current intersections experience very high delays during the peak hours with a high percentage of truck traffic Roundabouts greatly improve traffic flow reduce delay and help reduce the number and severity of crashes at intersections The US will also be widen between the two intersections to a -lane section The project includes construction of a multi-use path along the north side of Bethany Road that will connect from SR to US then along US to Mason-Morrow-Millgrove Road and finally along Mason-Morrow-Millgrove Road to the existing path in Mason Sports Park Current Status Utility relocation work and construction has begun This project is anticipated to be complete by the end of

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Arts Alliance Readies for Summer Fun!

Report a Streetlight Outage To ensure safety and proper operating conditions, regular maintenance inspections are completed on streetlights. This City maintains City owned streetlights which are specific types of streetlight fixtures and acts as the City’s liaison for maintenance of Duke Energy owned streetlights.


The Arts Alliance is looking forward to a jam-packed summer of arts programming to present to the community.

SUMMER ART CAMPS! Summer Art Camp registration began March 1 and continues. Arts Alliance summer art camps run weekly from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Camp themes include Glass Exploration, Cartooning, Fairy Camp, Music Camp, Creative Kids Club 1, Creative Kids Club 2, and Mandala/Yoga Camp. Grade ranges are from kindergarten to seventh grade, depending on the camp.

DEERFIELD HANDMADE MARKETS! The Arts Alliance continues to accept artist applications for the upcoming Deerfield Handmade Markets! Three markets will be offered this year: • June 4 – Deerfield Handmade Market – Summer at Sonder • September 18 – Deerfield Handmade Market – Fall at Cottell Park • November 6 – Deerfield Handmade Market – Winter at Manor House

PERFORMING ARTS! What a wonderful lineup for the summer Performing Arts Series at Cottell Park. All concerts are held on Thursday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and are free to the community. Don’t forget your picnics, lawn chair, and your blankets! • July 14 – Comet Bluegrass All-Stars

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• July 21 – Swingtime Big Band • July 28 – Shakespeare in the Park • August 4 – Kentucky Symphony Orchestra • August 11 – The Remains

“Renewal” A Celebration of Warren County Small Business and Places of Interest Exhibit continues through August at Sinclair Community College, Mason Campus, 5386 Courseview Dr. This beautiful exhibit features over 50 paintings created by the Arts Alliance Painters that depict beauty and interest of Warren County by celebrating small business and places of interest that make this community such a wonderful place to live. The exhibit is free to the community and open during campus hours.

Duke Energy streetlight outages can be reported directly to Duke Energy at: https://salor-web.



The Arts Alliance is in need of volunteers for upcoming summer programming. It’s fun and a great way to meet people! For more information about The Arts Alliance visit or call 513.309.8585.

If you see a City of Mason streetlight out or in need of repair, please email the Service Department to report the outage at or call 513.229.8580.

VEHICLE GAS SAFETY With gas prices on the rise, thieves will be targeting the gas in your vehicle. There is a direct correlation between gas prices and gas thefts. When the price of fuel goes up, so does the likelihood of you becoming a victim to gas theft. There are many ways thieves steal the gas in your vehicle, but the most common way is syphoning the gas by sucking the gas through a tube into a container. Another way is resorting to drilling a hole in your gas tank and letting the gas pour out into a container. The Mason Police Department continues to promote ways to keep the Mason community safe. Below are some steps you can take to help prevent the gas in your vehicle being stolen: 1. If your vehicle tank has a lock, make sure its closed and secured properly. 2. If your vehicle’s tank does not come with a factory lock, there are many aftermarket locks that can be installed on your vehicle. 3. Park in well-lit, well-traveled locations. 4. Park in your garage or driveway. 5. Always check your vehicle for obvious damage before driving. 6. Position your fuel tank where it can be seen by you or the general public. 7. Avoid leaving your vehicle unattended for extended periods of time.

THE HARRIS PRODUCTS GROUP HIGHLIGHTS GLOBAL PORTFOLIO AND FUTURE STRATEGY City of Mason leadership recently gathered with the Harris Products Group management team for the annual all hands meeting at the corporate and manufacturing campus in Mason. The event included a review of the company’s past year performance as well as the strategy, challenges, and opportunities ahead for the company. Leadership additionally reviewed past investment and outlined future investments in growth. Each year, Harris Products Group has extended an invite for City of Mason leadership, as their partner in growth, to join the presentation and celebration. An established corporate partner to the City of Mason, the Harris Products Group is a world leader in metal working products used in the brazing, soldering, welding, cutting, and gas distribution industries. With over 230 employees in Mason, the company was formed in 2006 with the merger of Harris Calorific and the J.W. Harris Co. A wholly owned subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings, the Harris Products Group operates a global manufacturing portfolio and serves an extensive customer network in the construction, specialty gas, industrial, and retail sectors. To learn more about Harris Products Group, please visit: https://www. Congrats to all the team at Harris Products Group for the success!

The Grizzly Golf & Social Lodge 6042 Fairway Drive | Mason, OH 45040 513.573.3321 Summer 2022

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Kings Schools The Kings Local School District’s Board of Education hired a new treasurer for the district. Mike Morrow was approved at the February 15 BOE meeting and will be joining Kings as their new treasurer effective March 14, 2022. Morrow is currently the Treasurer/CFO at Fairfield Local Schools, which was awarded the Auditor of State Award in its most recent audit. He will replace Cary Furniss who was hired last month as Treasurer for Kettering Schools. Morrow has also served as an Auditor with the Ohio Auditor of State. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration. He holds an active Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Morrow brings a breadth of experience and knowledge in aligning financial resources with the needs of students, financial compliance, and relationship building. Morrow and his family are lifelong residents of Clinton County, Ohio. He is happily married to his wife Becca, an agriculture market researcher and farmer. Together, they have a 10-month-old son, Walker. In his spare time, Morrow enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, playing golf, and watching sports. Morrow is excited to join the Kings family and is looking forward to building relationships with the staff and community. He is also excited to work with the Board and staff to maintain excellence and continue growth in student achievement. “I’m very grateful and excited about the opportunity to join the Kings family. This is an excellent school district in a wonderful community, and I look forward to being here and working together,” he says.

Mike Morrow, his wife, Becca and son, Walker.



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Receive a free one-day family pass MASON COMMUNITY CENTER

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Mason resident Sophia Heister’s love for golf began about two years ago. Golf is an activity for the whole family and Sophia’s family is a great example. Her older brother and sister as well as her father play. But the reason Sophia enjoys it is because, “it’s fun and kind of easy to play.” When she’s not at The Grizzly Major’s Junior Camp or playing a round of golf with her family, she enjoys playing Minecraft, playing with friends, and getting creative with art crafts. See page 53 for Sophia’s summer golf tip. The Grizzly Golf and Social Lodge 6042 Fairway Dr. Mason, OH 45040

Pool Safety Many of us are counting down the days until summer arrives. Unfortunately, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death in children under 18 years of age. Before hopping into the pool this summer, the City of Mason encourages members of the community to follow these best practices when swimming with your family or friends:

CPR, which provides individuals the ability to save lives including a drowning incident. Providing CPR immediately after a drowning occurs can prevent brain damage or death. The City of Mason Fire Department offers CPR training free to Mason residents. Sign up for an upcoming class at imaginemason. org.



Always keep children under active supervision. It is strongly encouraged that parents or guardians stay within arm’s reach of children while in the pool. A responsible adult should always be present to watch the water. Never assume that someone else is supervising and never rely on floatation devices as a substitute for supervision.

Swimming is not only fun but a lifesaving skill. Learning how to swim is one of the best defenses against drowning incidents. Swim lessons can teach children and adults basic water survival skills such as how to float or tread water, how to breathe while swimming, and how to orient yourself in the water. Mason Community Center provides a variety of swim lessons for all ages based on a participant’s comfort and skill level. Register at

NEVER SWIM ALONE Parents and children should use the buddy system when swimming in a pool. Take a friend or a responsible adult with you who is a strong swimmer. Even when a lifeguard is around, it is best to have a buddy who has your safety and well-being as their top priority.

PLAY CAREFULLY Children and teenagers have the potential to play and become rowdy in the water. Wrestling in any body of water can be very dangerous; you could hit your head against the pool wall/floor or not be aware that someone is submerged underwater ad needs air.


AVOID ALCOHOL Injuries and incidents involving alcohol are a common problem around bodies of water including private pools and hot tubs. Consuming alcohol can slow down the body’s reaction time, impair your senses, and make you feel disoriented in the water. If you need help learning or developing water safety skills, Mason Community Center also offers the MSA Safe Swimmer program to ensure your swimming skills help you be a safe and competent swimmer. This program provides awareness to the importance of swim safety for all ages. Contact the Community Center to learn more at 513.229.8555.

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Kings Mills Improvement Project Underway The improvement project is in the Kings Mills Hamlet, located in Deerfield Township. The overall project limits cover all infrastructure south and west of King Ave. and east of Columbia Road. The project includes replacing and expanding aged and failing infrastructure, including roadways, curb and gutter, sidewalk, water main, and storm sewer. Deerfield Township submitted an application to the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) for grant funding and was awarded the first two phases. Deerfield Township will also be partnering with Warren County Water & Sewer, Warren County Engineer’s Office, and the Deerfield Reginal Stormwater District on all stages of this project. • Phase I started in the fall of 2021 and is back up in February of 2022. This phase included College Street and a section of Miami Street. • Phase II will be bid out this spring and should begin in the late summer of 2022. Phase II will complete Miami Street and Cherry Street. • Phase III final application will be prepared and submitted spring of 2022. The estimated cost for all four phases is $7,000,000. • • • •


Sidewalk—one side of the street Curb and Gutter Driveway Aprons Storm Pipes

• Storm Structures • Water mains and service lines to meter pits • On street parking

FOUR PHASES Red Phase I 2021–2022

Blue Phase II 2022–2023

Purple Phase III 2023–2024

Orange Phase IV 2024–2025


























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For further information please contact: Mike Murray IBI Group 8101 North High Street, Suite 100 Columbus OH 43235 614 818 4900 ext 2032

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If you got a lollipop the last time you saw a doctor, it’s time to get a primary care physician.

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Ask an Inspector City of Mason Fire Department


ave you ever wondered why firefighters cut holes in the roof of a house on fire? Or why the fire engine responds on EMS calls with the ambulance? Do you have fire code questions or fire prevention questions you would like answered? Ask an Inspector will give you the chance to get your questions answered and provide safety education to the Mason community. Please email your questions to firesafety@masonoh. org and your question may be addressed in an upcoming article. The Mason Fire Department continues to educate the community to make it safer for all of us.

“How common are dryer fires? And what can be done to prevent them?” Nancy P. Clothes dryer and washing machine fires occur about 16,000 times per year and dryers account for 92% of them or about 14,720 per year. That ranks them as the fourth leading cause of home fires behind cooking fires, heating appliances, and electrical fires. Preventing dryer fires requires some easily performed maintenance; 31% of dryer fires are due to failure to clean them. Lint and fiber build-ups can lead to fires in the appliance and/or the ducting which takes the hot, humid air outside. Cleaning the lint trap prior to every use and have the ducting cleaned periodically can prevent a substantial number of fire incidents. The second highest leading cause of dryer fires is drying items that should not be placed in the dryer. Plastics, rubber, and foam products may have ignition temperatures below the heating temperature of the dryer, which could cause them to ignite during the dryer’s normal operation. Care should also be taken not to dry clothing, towels, or rags that have been saturated with combustible liquids like cooking oils, kerosene, or gasoline. These liquids may not be completely washed from the fabrics in a single wash cycle and when they are dried using the dryer, the temperatures in the dryer may cause them to ignite. It is recommended that these items be washed several times and then air dried prior to being placed back into the dryer. Lastly, avoid overloading the dryer. This places wear and tear on the dryer’s motor, bearings, and belts and can cause them to overheat or in the example of the motor, short circuit, causing a potential electrical fire. The City Of Mason’s Fire Department recommends making these steps part of your laundry process to reduce the chances of a dryer fire.

“Why do you send the fire truck when I call for an ambulance?” Sue C. There are two reasons you might get a fire truck response with your ambulance. The first is that the ambulance is coming from a longer distance than we would prefer for the type of emergency you are encountering, and the Fire Department will send the paramedics on the fire truck to begin care until the ambulance arrives. The second is manpower. Some emergencies require a lot 28 CenterPoint Summer 2022

of manpower to care for a patient. When these calls occur, the fire truck is sent to assist in providing care.

“I want to build a fire pit in my backyard. What are the size limitations and distance requirements to have it meet code?” Tim S. If you plan to build your own fire pit, keep the burn opening inside the fire pit no wider than 3 feet across. The 2017 Ohio Fire Code classifies recreational fires as those where the wood is piled no larger than 3 feet wide, 3 feet deep, and 2 feet high. A pile larger than that requires a bonfire permit be issued by the City of Mason Fire Department every time you intend to burn. Single- and two-family dwellings must keep the fire pit at least 25 feet from neighboring structures or combustible materials (i.e., trees, shrubs, tall grass, etc.). The City of Mason Fire Department does recommend that the 25-foot distance be maintained between a fire pit and your home to prevent embers from potentially landing on your roof, but the law does not require it. If an apartment or condo complex would like to construct a fire pit for use by their residents, the fire pit must be at least 25 feet from structures and combustible materials. In all cases it is recommended that a non-combustible surface be created around the fire pit to prevent fire spread should embers fall from the fire pit. This surface can be concrete, gravel, dirt, or a similar material. Whenever a fire is burning, a means of extinguishment should be immediately available to put it out. This can be a fire extinguisher with a 4-A rating, bucket of dirt, sand, water, garden hose, or other water source. If your open fire creates a safety hazard, you may be required to extinguish it immediately by a fire department official even if you have met all the guidelines listed above and/or have been issued a burn permit.


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The City of Mason and Lindner Center of Hope Partnership Advances Mental Health Research and Education The City of Mason purposefully develops and supports a culture of wellness across the community in partnership with corporate innovators. This interconnected network of niche biohealth focused companies has helped Mason develop a dynamic hub for interactive, collaborative innovation. One of the City’s most active partners, the Lindner Center of Hope, will host the third Community Education Day, Information is the Foundation of HOPE, on May 15 during Mental Health Awareness Month in partnership with the City of Mason. Launched in 2015, and hosted every other year since, Community Education Day focuses on bringing awareness, opening dialogue, and breaking the stigma about mental illness and addiction. The Community Education Day initiative speaks to the City’s strategy of consistently being a part of the dialogue that advances science and discovery in targeted sectors such as mental wellness. The Lindner Center of Hope has not only been an instrumental partner to the City but has also significantly impacted our region’s mental healthcare landscape. In addition to providing exceptional, individualized patient care, the Lindner Center of Hope is dedicated to mental health awareness and research initiatives that are changing outcomes in impactful ways during a time when mental wellness needs have grown significantly.

Presentations and breakout sessions led by Lindner Center of Hope experts gave a comprehensive look at factors that can lead to mental health issues including trauma, substance abuse, anxiety disorders, such as OCD and ADHD, as well as eating disorders, grief, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and more. Topics also included how mental health issues impact children, teens, adults, and elderly, and how seeking help can be life changing. Now more than ever, personalized medicine and approaches to mental health are critical. The breadth of mental health focused corporate partners in Mason also extends to start-up Clarigent Health, developers of AI technology for mental health professionals to detect and prevent potential suicide risks, and Myriad Genetics, a leading genetic testing and precision medication company focused on health and well-being. With the City’s wellness forward approach, cultivating companies that specialize in scientific research and discovery in mental wellness also puts Mason on the map for medical advancements and the future of healthcare.




Activities • Food • Entertainment NEW LOCATION • MASON DOWNTOWN PLAZA FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT WWW.IMAGINEMASON.ORG 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road • Mason, Ohio 45040 30 CenterPoint Summer 2022

City of Mason Twisters Gymnastics – A Successful Start to 2022 The City of Mason Twisters Gymnastics team started 2022 by participating in the Aloha Gymfest on the island of ‘Oahu in Hawaii in January. Eight Mason Twisters participated in the meet and five of the athletes who competed in Hawaii were placed in the top 6 against 30 teams from around the world. The Twisters also competed in the TOPS Super Challenge meet held in Wilmington, Ohio, in January. Twenty-two Mason twisters competed in this meet with the Bronze Twisters team securing second place in the competition. Several athletes were placed as gold and silver medalists in different categories.

Calendar Mason Schools Summer Break Friday, May 27–Wednesday, August 17 Staggered start begins August 15 & 16

Memorial Day Weekend Saturday, May 28 Mason Municipal Aquatic Center opens daily 11 a.m.–7 p.m. Monday, May 30 Mason Community Center open 6 a.m.–12 p.m. (limited facility) City offices closed

Independence Day Weekend Sunday, July 3 Red, Rhythm and Boom 4–10 p.m. Mason Community Center open 7 a.m.–12 p.m. (limited facility) Monday, July 4 Mason Community Center open 6 a.m.–12 p.m. (limited facility) City offices closed

EXPECT TO OWE 2022 TAXES? If you expect to owe Mason City income taxes for 2022 and City taxes are not deducted from your paycheck, the City of Mason Tax Office would like to remind you that it’s time to make a quarterly payment. The due dates for estimated payments are June 15, September 15, and January 15. Please remember that 90% of your 2022 tax liability is due by January 15, 2023. To assist you in making your payment, quarterly estimated payment vouchers are available online. You may also choose to pay your quarterly estimate via the online tax tool. Please visit for details and tools. If you need assistance in determining whether you need to make estimated payments or if you need to adjust your declaration, the Tax Office is glad to help. Please call 513.229.8535 for assistance.

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BRUSH REMOVAL Brush removal is a public service provided to residents at no additional fee. Brush will be picked up Monday through Friday during the last full week of the month, April through October. Brush must be placed at the curb on Monday of brush week, no later than 7:00 a.m. Due to the brush volume, crews may not be able to go back to your street if you put it out after they go through. Brush pick-up is designed to handle typical residential-type yard trimmings. It is not intended to pick up excessive amounts of tree trimmings left by tree services performing residential trimming or lot clearing. Likewise, brush removal is not to be utilized for complete tree removal. We prefer all limbs, vines, and brush smaller than one (1) inch in diameter, be tied with string in bundles not to exceed one (1) foot in diameter. Anything with thorns must also be in bundles. This allows passage and handling of the smaller brush through the chipper opening. Do not tie the bundles with wire, electric cord, or thick rope, as this will damage the chipper and blades. All limbs should be neatly stacked at the curb with all cut ends facing the street. Try to stack piles so that branches do not become entangled. Limbs should be left as long as possible. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

For the chipper blades to grab limbs without side branches getting caught, large limbs should be removed four (4) feet back from the cut end of limbs, allowing the cut ends to reach the blades. If you would like a load of chips delivered to your residence, please contact the Service Department at 513.697.2753. Keep in mind the quality of the chips is not the same as processed mulch you can buy at the store. For additional information, please contact: Jim Houston, Deerfield Township Service Supervisor at 513.697.2753 or

THE FOLLOWING REASONS ARE WHY YOUR BRUSH MAY NOT BE PICKED UP • not tied in bundles • tied with wire or electric cord • bundles or limbs too large for chipper • stumps or roots • firewood or fence post • sticker bushes not bundled • cut ends not facing the same direction

• excessive piles of brush created from whole tree removal • brush that is from commercial trimming • nails, metal, or Christmas lights in the brush

BRUSH SCHEDULE FOR 2022 • • • • • •

April – Week of the 25th May – Week of the 23rd June – Week of the 20th July – Week of the 25th August – Week of the 22nd September – Week of the 19th • October – Week of the 24th

MOBILITY HEALTH Part of Mason, Ohio’s living lab is going cross-country! Start-up Mobility Health’s new partnership extends the impact of Mason’s biohub. Through an agreement with Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI), Mobility Health will conduct free mobile diagnostic testing and vaccines to areas of need in Northern California communities. Mobility Health’s mobile lab is designed with “green” features including solar panels, a back-up generator, and a unique biohazard waste management system that sterilizes and compacts waste in a form that has minimal impact on the environment. 32 CenterPoint Summer 2022

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, and new variants emerge, many people continue to need COVID-19 tests for a variety of reasons. High-quality testing is still difficult for many people in the U.S. to access and this remains an especially acute challenge for the migrant worker community. Mobility Health is here to respond to that challenge. Mobility Health is a CLIA-certified laboratory located in Mason, Ohio. To learn more please visit

WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING • stumps or roots cannot be put through a chipper • limbs over six (6) inches in diameter • old firewood or fence posts

Where Does all the Water go?


t’s spring, which means a lot of rain has arrived. Rain always disrupts the land a bit and causes concern as it flows through yards, ditches, and construction sites. But where does it all go? Some of the water soaks into the ground and recharges our groundwater, smaller amounts of water evaporate to be collected in the sky creating more rain, but most of the rain water eventually makes its way to streams, rivers, oceans, and lakes. Mason’s storm sewer systems do the job of collecting and conveying rain water to its destination. These storm sewer systems collect the quickly accumulating rain and carry it downstream to make roads and bridges safe and to protect other property features such as houses and buildings. There is a common misconception that the catch basins and yard inlets actually flow to a treatment facility. Although some people think the water is taken to the same location that sanitary sewers take and treat sewage, this is not true. The catch basins and yard inlets you see around the City flow directly to ponds, lakes, rivers, and oceans. Because everything that is put into a storm sewer eventually makes its way to our important natural features, residents should never dump anything other than water into a catch basin or yard/ street inlet. Never dump yard debris, pet waste, pesticides, fertilizers, vehicle wash, paints, or other chemicals into a storm drain.

• Pick Up After Your Pets – Rain washes parasites and bacteria from pet waste into local waterways and also unbalances nutrient loads. This poses harm to those who use the waterway for recreational use and degrades stream ecosystems. • Sweep Pesticides and Fertilizer Off Hard Surfaces and Onto Your Lawn – These applications will be streamlined to local water bodies if left on patios, driveways, or other impervious surfaces. • Wash Vehicles on the Lawn – Washing vehicles on a grassy surface allows the dirty and soapy water to be absorbed by plants and soil, filtering the water and preventing it from washing into a storm drain. • Properly Dispose of Chemicals – Some things like motor oil and batteries can be recycled. Other products that should be brought to a facility for proper disposal include paint, herbicides, pesticides, and swimming pool chemicals. Be careful to clean up after any spills and avoid allowing any chemicals to reach the storm drains.


TIPS FOR KEEPING OUR LAKES AND RIVERS CLEAN • Never dump anything directly into a storm drain. • Keep Lawn Debris Out – Materials such as grass and tree clippings should never be swept into a storm drain or onto a street. They provide excess nutrients and promote unnecessary algae growth which, in turn, can cause severe negative impacts on the ecosystems.

The City of Mason is committed to educating the general public about storm sewer systems and protecting wetlands, lakes, streams, and rivers. Many of the City’s storm drains have tags attached or stamped to them. These tags let people know where the storm water flows and reminds them that dumping anything other than water will cause environmental pollution. Thank you for helping keep Mason a safe and healthy place to live.

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Inclusive Excellence in Mason City Schools

One of the reasons the Mason City School District thrives is the diversity of our neighbors. We live in a multicultural community, and your schools are responsible for ensuring that students are prepared to flourish in the global world. We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse districts in the Greater Cincinnati area, with learners hailing from more than 50 countries, speaking more than 70 languages, and representing a wide variety of experiences and backgrounds.

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It is important that our schools are safe spaces where our learners are seen, valued, cared for, and respected as their full selves. Since COVID-19 entered into our daily conversations more than two years ago, nearly every part of our lives has been affected. Our district’s educators recognize how important it is every year— but particularly this year—to intentionally build relationships and empathy so that every learner belongs. Inclusion requires one of our Comet Kid stances, empathy—the ability to see the 34 CenterPoint Summer 2022


world through someone else’s perspective. Inclusion calls for educators to collectively care for each learner in our schools by taking intentional ownership for their growth and support. This means that our students learning English as an additional language, students with disabilities, and students in need of mental health support, for example, receive the services they need while remaining valued and connected members of their classroom and school community.

Ways to Support Inclusion in Our CommUNITY ADAPTIVE BALL FIELDS AT MAKINO PARK The Mason Challenger League, along with the City of Mason and the Mason Parks & Recreation Foundation, are raising funds to build two adaptive baseball fields at Makino Park. Contact Mason Challenger League Board President Susan Murdock at to sponsor.

JOSHUA’S PLACE This local nonprofit supports MCS families with holiday help, food, and just-in-time resources that families facing economic hardship need—in a way that honors the family’s dignity. Consider packing Mason Shine Packs on the first Saturday of every month at the South Lebanon Community Center, 83 N. Section St., South Lebanon, OH 45065.

INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE EXPERIENCES The Mason Schools Foundation has a 12-year history of funding grants that support more inclusion in Mason City Schools. They have funded school supplies for students in need, diverse books, wheelchair swings, and mental wellness spaces at school and materials in classrooms. Consider becoming a GEM (Give Every Month) donor at

1N5 This local nonprofit supports many MCS suicide-prevention and mental wellness initiatives, like Sources of Strength at Mason Intermediate School. Consider signing up for their annual Warrior Run. Summer 2022

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Deerfield Parks and Recreation For more information, please visit or contact us at

Summer Activity Trails (Self-Guided) Explore the Activity Trails in Deerfield parks between June 3 and August 3 and find fun activities to spark up your visit! Activities like word scrambles, storywalks, nature journaling, and scavenger hunts are rotated each week. Enjoy them at your favorite park or discover a new one—all at a time that fits your schedule! All ages are also invited to participate in the two community collaboration weeks! Bring your sidewalk chalk to the park between June 3 and 8 and create a design in our designated Chalk the Walk Trails featuring a different theme at each park. Then, make a fairy/gnome home matching one of our 2022 park themes and place it in our Fairy/Gnome Home Trails between July 8 and 13. Visit for details on park locations, rotation schedules, and ways to participate! Date June 3–August 3, 2022 June 3–8, 2022

Time Park Hours Park Hours

July 8–13, 2022

Park Hours

Event Activity Trails Chalk the Walk Trails Community Collaboration Fairy/Gnome Trails Community Collaboration

Specialty Summer Camps (Arts, Technology) Your child can immerse themselves in creative expression, ignite their ideas, and develop confidence in a specialty camp! Deerfield Township partners with The Arts Alliance (art camps) and iDaP Academy (tech camps) to offer half-day specialty camps for the community. For more information or to register, please visit

Summer Story Time In The Park With The Mason Public Library Outdoor story times in the park with the Mason Public Library continue on Tuesdays at Fleckenstein Park and Fridays at Cottell Park through July! Enjoy Preschool Story Time at 10:00am and Toddler Bouncy Time at 11:40am. Visit for more details.

Living Storywalk Stroll through the pollinator pathway on the south side of Kingswood Park as you enjoy The Very Hungry Caterpillar StoryWalk. Watch for a few surprises along the way as you meet The Mason Public Library volunteers who are helping to bring the story to life. Then, learn about Monarch butterflies with the Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District through interactive activity stations under the pavilion. This is a free community event; no registration is required. Date Saturday, June 18, 2022

Time 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Location Kingswood Park; this event takes place entirely outdoors

MOVIE IN THE PARK: The Pirate Fairy (Fairy/ Gnome Home Decorating) Deerfield Parks & Rec Summer Camps Deerfield Township offers weekly half-day summer camps through the Parks and Recreation Department. Our camps are staffed by CPR/First Aid certified counselors that are at least 18 years of age. Each week is designed around a different theme and provides a safe, positive environment for youth to get active, explore, create, experiment, and enjoy just being a kid! Camps are offered for youth entering Kindergarten through 8th grade. For a complete listing of camps, availability, or to register online, please visit 36 CenterPoint Summer 2022

Join us before the movie to decorate a fairy/gnome home that you can place in our July Fairy/Gnome Trails. Bring your own base component (recyclables, like an empty milk jug, etc.) and we’ll provide supplies to decorate it to match this year’s park themes. Then, sit back and enjoy the movie! Date Time Location Friday, June 24, Fairy/Gnome home decorating Cottell Park 2022 begins at 7:00pm; Movie begins at dusk

Movie The Pirate Fairy (Walt Disney; Rated G)

MOVIE IN THE PARK: Scoob! (Fun & Games) Enjoy classic games and activities—like hula hoops, giant checkers, and more— before settling onto your blanket for the movie. Please bring your own blanket or lawn chairs. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and goodies, too! Date Friday, August 26, 2022

Picnic On The Prairie The community is encouraged to pack a picnic and visit Kingswood Park during Parks & Rec month in July! This is an informal time to enjoy the park—relax, unwind, and explore. While you’re there, take a moment to visit the pollinator gardens and prairie to discover how they’ve evolved or walk along the Activity Trail. Visit to learn about a special treat and activity that will pop up in the park for a limited time on July 13! Date July 2022

Time Park Hours

Location Kingswood Park

MOVIE IN THE PARK: Minions (Minion Madness)

Time Activities and games starting at 7:15pm; Movie begins at dusk

Teen Volunteer Opportunities Teens 14 and up—volunteer with us! Learn more and register online at Registration opens the month before each volunteer opportunity. Title Conservation: Planting Wildlife Garden Event: Living StoryWalk Activity Stations Event: Fairy/Gnome Home Decorating Event: Minion Madness

Join us before the movie for Minion Madness—fun minionthemed games to celebrate Parks & Rec month! Then, sit back and relax for a movie under the stars. Please bring your own blanket or lawn chairs. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and goodies, too! Date Time Location Friday, July 22, Minion Madness starts at 8pm; Cottell Park 2022 Movie begins at dusk

This class is for women getting ready to start or who already attend college. Join the Warren County Sheriff’s Office to learn the basic principles of self-defense, the Fight or Flight Syndrome, and the defender’s mentality to win. Discuss and demonstrate skills that can be used by a student living on campus, off-campus, or at home. This class includes situational awareness specific to college students, what to do if you are a victim, and hands-on self-defense techniques. Date Time Wednesday, July 6:00pm – 27, 2022 9:00pm

Location Deerfield Trustee Meeting Room

Registration Register online at DeerfieldRec. com; registration opens June 1st

Date June 11, 2022

Time 10:00am – 12noon

Location Carter Park

June 18, 2022

12:30pm – 4:30pm Kingswood Park

June 24, 2022

6:30pm – 9:30pm

Cottell Park

July 22, 2022

7:00pm – 9:30pm

Cottell Park

Performing Arts Series Deerfield Township and The Arts Alliance are bringing outdoor performances to Cottell Park on select Thursdays this summer! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for these admission-free community events.

Movie Minions (Universal Pictures; Rated PG)

Women’s Self-Defense For College Students

Location Movie Cottell Park; this Scoob! (Warner event takes place Bros; Rated PG) entirely outdoors

Title Comet Bluegrass All Stars Concert Swingtime Big Band Shakespeare in the Park: Twelfth Night Kentucky Symphony Orchestra The Remains

Date July 14, 2022 July 21, 2022 July 28, 2022 August 4, 2022 August 11, 2022

Time 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM 7:00PM

Location Cottell Park Cottell Park Cottell Park Cottell Park Cottell Park

Powder Keg 5k Trail Race Get active this summer and support a great cause! This course explores the trails of Carter Park. A portion of the proceeds benefits The Arts Alliance and future arts programming. Date Saturday, August 27, 2022

Location Carter Park

Registration Register online at

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Mason Community Center Mason Municipal Aquatic Center Walk-in, online at, or by phone at 513.229.8555

PROGRAM FEES Program fees are set by membership and residency: PRE: Premier pass holder BAS: Basic pass holder MR: Mason resident (if you reside within the boundaries of the City of Mason) NR: Nonresident




ALL PROGRAM REGISTRATION BEGINS Premier members Friday, May 20 at 8 a.m. Open

Monday, Monday 23 at 8 a.m. Register online at The programs and events in CenterPoint are brought to you by the City of Mason, which operates Mason Community Center.

Mason Community Center, 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, Ohio 45040, p 513.229.8555 Mason Municipal Aquatic Center, 6249 Mason Montgomery Road, Mason, Ohio 45040, P 513.229.8553

Recreation programs and facilities presented by the City of Mason are open to all citizens regardless of race, gender, color, religion, nationality, or disability, including those who live outside of Mason and those who do not have a community center membership. City of Mason is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to supporting the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please contact us if you require special accommodations.

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Mason Municipal Aquatic Center

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES & EVENTS SENIOR DAY Wednesday June a m - p m Registration Required

DIVE-IN MOVIES Thursday June • Encanto Thursday July • Sing Thursday August • Peter Rabbit Registration Required


FISHING FUNDAMENTALS Saturday July & Saturday August a m - p m • Pine Hill Lakes Park Hosted by Cub Scout Troop Learn how to fish using a bamboo fishing rod!




Saturday August a m - p m Pine Hill Lakes Park Learn how to fish using a bamboo fishing rod!

Tae Kwon Do

Hosted by Cub Scout Troop


Parents of all participants under the age of 13 are asked to remain on site, or in the gym if not a member, during class. A Tae Kwon Do uniform is not required for participation in these classes; however, a uniform may be required for any participants who would like to enjoy this program long-term.

JULY IS NATIONAL PARKS & RECREATION MONTH We Rise Up for Parks and Recreation Celebrate those who rise up for their communities and create a culture of wellness in Mason.

Tae Kwon Do Beginner

Tae Kwon Do is a well-balanced Korean martial art that specializes in kicking skills. No previous experience is necessary for this class. Adults, teens, and children will train together in a family oriented program. All supplies provided. Day Tu,Th Tu,Th Tu,Th

Date 6/2-6/30 7/12-7/28 8/4-8/30

Time 6:30-7:30P 6:30-7:30P 6:30-7:30P

Age 6 & up 6 & up 6 & up

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $45 /$55 /$60 /$60 $38 /$48 /$53 /$53 $45 /$55 /$60 /$60

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Tae Kwon Do Advanced

This advanced class focuses on overall self-control, self-discipline, selfdefense techniques, balance, flexibility, and strength. Tae Kwon Do will build character and develop courtesy, integrity, honor, respect, loyalty, perseverance, concentration, and compassion to their highest potential. Day Tu,Th Tu,Th Tu,Th

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Date 6/2-6/30 7/12-7/28 8/2-8/30

Time 6:30-8:00P 6:30-8:00P 6:30-8:00P

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 6 & up 6 & up 6 & up

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $45 /$55 /$60 /$60 $38 /$48 /$53 /$53 $45 /$55 /$60 /$60

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

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NR: Nonresident


Me Too!

Me Too! Infants Learn to Swim Class Leisure Pool

This parent/child class is designed to teach you to work safely in the water with your child. Skills will be taught at an introductory level including pool safety, water acclimation, floating and gliding with support, submerging, and blowing bubbles through the mouth and/or nose. Day Sa Sa

Date 6/4-6/25 7/9-7/30

Time 10:45-11:15A 10:45-11:15A

Age 6-18 mos 6-18 mos

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $60 /$71 /$89 /$107 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107

Activity 352312-01 352412-01

Me Too! Toddlers Learn to Swim






Jump · Skip · Hop · Run · Roll

Saturdays - a m

Leisure Pool

This parent/child class is designed to teach you to work safely in the water with your child. Skills will be taught at an introductory level including pool safety, water acclimation, floating and gliding with support, submerging, and blowing bubbles through the mouth and/or nose. Day Sa Sa

Date 6/4-6/25 7/9-7/30

Time 11:15-11:45A 11:15-11:45A

Age 18 mos-3 yrs 18 mos-3 yrs

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $60 /$71 /$89 /$107 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107


Mason-Montgomery Road • Mason, OH

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Imagination Library


Summer Little Feet Activity Room B

Summer Little Feet Camp emphasizes fun and independence for all campers. Our energetic counselors present exciting new themes each week that feature art, free play, movement, and in-house field trips. Swim America swim lessons are offered on Wednesdays as a part of this program. Campers will also get a chance to walk to Pine Hill Park every Tuesday and Thursday, (weather permitting). Campers must be potty trained prior to the camp start date. Day Date M-F 6/6-6/10 Amazing Animals M-F 6/13-6/17 Under the Big Top M-F 6/20-6/24 Down on the Farm M-F 6/27-7/1 Marvelous Magic M-F 7/11-7/15 Shark Week M-F 7/18-7/22 Sports of All Sorts M-F 7/25-7/29 Spirit Week

Register at imaginemason org

Time 9:00A-12:00P

Age 3-5

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $129 /$152 /$177 /$202

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$129 /$152 /$177 /$202


Every Child Reads Every Day Receive a new book each month Ages 0 - 5

Register at ohioimaginationlibrary org/enroll In partnership with Warren County Imagination Library


Mason-Montgomery Road • Mason, OH

To register, see page 38.


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Jumping Jacks

Multipurpose Room

Me Too! Gymnastics Multipurpose Room

This parent and child class will help develop your child’s basic motor skills through jumping, skipping, hopping, running, and rolling. You will use beams, wedges, and mats to engage your child through structured play. Day Sa Sa Sa

Date 6/11-7/2 7/16-8/13 8/27-10/15

Time 9:45-10:15A 9:45-10:15A 9:45-10:15A

Age 18 mos-3 yrs 18 mos-3 yrs 18 mos-3 yrs

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $60 /$71 /$89 /$107 $75 /$89 /$112 /$134 $105 /$124 /$149 /$174

Activity 343461-05 343461-06 343461-07*

Your child will improve gross motor skills, flexibility, and coordination through circuit training. He or she will also be introduced to the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor. Day Date Time Age Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity F Sa F Sa F Sa

Learn on.

6/10-7/1 6/11-7/2 7/15-8/12 7/16-8/13 8/26-10/14 8/27-10/15

6:00-7:00P 11:15A-12:15P 6:00-7:00P 11:15A-12:15P 6:00-7:00P 11:15A-12:15P

4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5

$86 /$102 /$127 /$151 $86 /$102 /$127 /$151 $107 /$126 /$151 /$176 $107 /$126 /$151 /$176 $172 /$203 /$228 /$253 $151 /$178 /$203 /$228

343476-08 343476-09 343476-10 343476-11 343476-12 343476-13*

No Class 9/17

No Class 9/17

His curiousity is out of this world The relationship between forming letter shapes and sounding them out is fascination at first sight. Kiddie Academy® teachers introduce your child to letters in all their dimensions, making the most of every opportunity to meet, greet and learn language. It opens up an entire universe of curiosity. We empower exploration and adventures with: • activities that engage your child’s interest and abilities • nutritious meals in family style dining • focus on kindergarten readiness for our preschool and pre-k students We offer you peace of mind with secure webcams and our AcademyLink™ parent communication portal.

NOW ENROLLING! Kiddie Academy of Mason 6202 Snider Road Mason, OH 45040 (513) 234-0699

Kiddie Academy of West Chester 8178 Highland Pointe Drive West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 847-1145

Enroll NOW and receive FREE REGISTRATION! Offer expires . Offer valid at listed locations only, see director for details.


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PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


Station 4

Leisure Pool


Students will learn side glide kick with breath and front crawl stroke, while continuing to practice skills learned in previous Stations. Class Times: M 5:35-6:05P or 6:45-7:15P W 5:00-5:30P or 6:10-6:40P Sa 9:35-10:05A or 10:45-11:15A

Station 1

Leisure Pool Students will learn to put their face in the water and blow nose bubbles while completing 10 relaxed bobs. To participate in this class, your child must be comfortable in a group class setting without a parent. Class Times: M or W 5:00-5:30P or 5:35-6:05P Sa 9:00-9:30A, 9:35-10:05A or 10:10-10:40A Sa 9:00-9:30A, 9:35-10:05A or 10:10-10:40A

Date 6/4-6/27 7/6-8/1

Age 3-5 3-5

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $60 /$71 /$89 /$107 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107

Date 6/4-6/27 7/6-8/1

Age 3-17 3-17

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $60 /$71 /$89 /$107 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107

Station 5/6 Leisure Pool

Students will add on to the techniques acquired in previous Stations and begin learning proper freestyle stroke and back stroke.

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Class Times: M 5:00-5:30P or 6:10-6:40P W 5:35-6:05P or 6:45-7:15P Sa 9:00-9:30A or 9:35-10:05A

Date 6/4-6/27 7/6-8/1

Station 2

Leisure Pool

Age 3-17 3-17

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $60 /$71 /$89 /$107 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107

Students will build on what they learned in Station 1 and add on gliding on their front and back in a streamline position and rolling from front to back float.

Age 3-17 3-17

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $60 /$71 /$89 /$107 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107

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Station 7/8 Leisure Pool

Class Times: M 5:35-6:05P or 6:45-7:15P W 5:00-5:30P or 6:10-6:40P Sa 10:10-10:40A or 10:45-11:15A

Date 6/4-6/27 7/6-8/1

Activity 352324 352424

Students will learn advanced elements and stroke efficiency in all four strokes—breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke, and freestyle. Activity 352322 352422

Day M, W Sa M, W Sa

Date 6/1-6/27 6/4-6/25 7/6-8/1 7/9-7/30

Time 6:15-7:00P 11:15A-12:00P 6:15-7:00P 11:15A-12:00P

Age 5-17 5-17 5-17 5-17

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $120 /$142 /$167 /$192 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107 $120 /$142 /$167 /$192 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107

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Station 3

Leisure Pool

Station 9/10

Students will enhance their skills by learning proper kicking and combining it with tier breath control and streamlining skills.

Leisure Pool

Students will build strength and endurance in every stroke through drills, multiple laps, and on-deck coaching from a certified coach. Station 9/10 allows swimmers to get the feeling of being on a swim team without the competition.

Class Times: M 5:00-5:30P or 6:10-6:40P W 5:35-6:05P or 6:45-7:15P Sa 9:00-9:30A or 10:10-10:40A

Date 6/4-6/27 7/6-8/1

Age 3-17 3-17

To register, see page 38.

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $60 /$71 /$89 /$107 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107

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Day M, W M, W

Date 6/1-6/27 7/6-8/1

Time 7:15-8:00P 7:15-8:00P

Age 5-17 5-17

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $120 /$142 /$167 /$192 $120 /$142 /$167 /$192

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Art Madness! STEAM Camp Activity Room A

Art is everywhere! Look around you! You can find art while digging in the dirt, looking up at the sky, watching storms, and while relaxing at the beach! Join us and explore a variety of art techniques while we make connections with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math concepts. Materials included.


Day M-F

Date 8/8-8/12

Time 1:00-4:00P

Age 6-12

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $168 /$198 /$223 /$248

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It’s a Jungle Out There! Art Camp Activity Room A


Jump into this jungle adventure! Learn about the rainforest, its animals, plants, indigenous people, and more. Have a wild time creating fun rainforest art projects, playing games, and making friends! Materials included. Day Tu-F

Date 5/31-6/3

Time 1:00-4:00P

Age 6-12

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $137 /$162 /$187 /$212

Activity 363102-02

eSPORTS Tournament Camp Meeting Room

Campers will play and produce three Tournaments (Smash Bros., Rocket League, and Valorant). Tournaments will be live streamed on Twitch. This Camp includes a private tournament at Paintball Country. Campers will learn how to structure tournaments, produce graphics, and how to cast a live stream via Twitch. Tournament organization, video editing, and Adobe After Effects will be some of the skills learned during this camp. Day Tu-F

Date 5/31-6/3

Time 9:00A-4:00P

Age 10-14

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $265 /$312 /$337 /$362

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Mad About Movies! Art Camp Activity Room A

Make marvelous movie art! Tell movie stories, recreate favorite characters, and explore animation and illustrations. Enjoy movie music and games! Materials included. Day Tu-F

Date 7/5-7/8

Time 1:00-4:00P

Age 6-12

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $187 /$212 /$137 /$162

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Treasure Hunt! Art Camp Activity Room A

Video Game Studio Camp Meeting Room

Come along with us on this art adventure! We will learn about lost and found treasures! Help us find hidden treasures on islands, in palaces, and at many other interesting destinations. Using a variety of art tools, we will create diamonds, lost ships, crowns, pirate portraits, and much more! Follow our treasure map to find the FUN! Materials included.

Campers will design and develop a game collaborating in a studio format using Unreal Engine. The collaborative developed game will be published in ITCH.IO and STEAM indie Game store.

Day M-F

Day Tu-F

Date 8/1-8/5

Time 1:00-4:00P

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Age 6-12

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $168 /$198 /$223 /$248

Activity 363102-06

Date 7/5-7/8

Time 9:00A-4:00P

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 10-16

BAS: Basic pass holder

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $265 /$312 /$337 /$362

MR: Mason resident

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NR: Nonresident


SUMMER CAMPS May -June Extended Care IDAP Computer ESPORTS Camp Laffalot Camp Abrakadoodle It’s a Jungle Out There! Abrakadoodle It’s a Jungle Out There! Extended Care

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June - Extended Care Safety Camp Mini Hawk Camp Summer Li le Feet Summer Fun Camp Cincy Play Songs for Scoundrels Extended Care

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June - Extended Care Safety Camp Beginning Golf Camp Summer Li le Feet Summer Fun Camp Cincy Play Swashbuckling Sailors Flag Football Camp Extended Care

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June Extended Care Basketball Camp Summer Li le Feet Summer Fun Camp Cincy Play Robots vs Aliens Pickleball Camp Extended Care

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June - July Extended Care Multi Sport Camp Summer Li le Feet Summer Fun Camp Cincy Play Mysterious Missions Extended Care

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July Extended Care Multi Sport Camp IDAP Computer Video Game Studio Laffalot Camp Abrakadoodle Mad About Movies! Abrakadoodle Mad About Movies! Extended Care

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July - Extended Care Basketball Camp Mini Hawk Camp Summer Li le Feet Summer Fun Camp Cincy Play Willy Wonka KIDS Cincy Play Video Game Victories Extended Care

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July Extended Care Beginning Golf Camp Summer Li le Feet Summer Fun Camp Cincy Play Willy Wonka KIDS Cincy Play Creating Capers Extended Care

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July - Extended Care Mini Hawk Camp Summer Li le Feet Summer Fun Camp Cincy Play Dramatic Duels Basketball Camp Extended Care

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August Extended Care Multi Sport Camp Laffalot Camp Cincy Play Melodic Mayhem Abrakadoodle Treasure Hunt! Abrakadoodle Treasure Hunt! Beginning Golf Camp Extended Care

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Girls Only Coding Camp

Beginning Golf

Meeting Room

Heritage Oak Park

This Camp brings together artists, designers, and developers to create a video game in a collaborative environment. Skills learned: Unity Engine, game design process, character and environmental design, and animation. Day M-F

Date 8/9-8/12

Time 9:00A-4:00P

Age 10-16

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $265 /$312 /$337 /$362

Activity 236602-08

Day M-F M-F M-F

Laffalot Summer Camp Field House - Ct 1&4

Date 6/13-6/17 7/18-7/22 8/1-8/5

Campers will learn the fundamentals of swinging, putting, and body positioning. Skyhawks has adopted the SNAG (Starting New At Golf ) system as its curriculum. SNAG, developed by the PGA, is specifically designed for the entry-level player and simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. All equipment provided. Time Age Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 9:00A-12:00P 9:00A-12:00P 1:00-4:00P

Laffalot Summer Camp presents a fun-filled camp by offering a wide variety of sports, games, and activities that develop coordination, balance, spatial awareness, agility, and strength through play. Day Date Tu-F 5/31-6/3 Tu-F 7/5-7/8 M-F 8/1-8/5 Boys Camp Tu-F 5/31-6/3 Tu-F 7/5-7/8 M-F 8/1-8/5 Girls Camp

Time 9:00A-4:00P 9:00A-4:00P 9:00A-4:00P

Age 6-12 6-12 6-12

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $152 /$179 /$204 /$229 $152 /$179 /$204 /$229 $170 /$200 /$225 /$250

Activity 262201-01 262201-04 262201-07

9:00A-4:00P 9:00A-4:00P 9:00A-4:00P

6-12 6-12 6-12

$152 /$179 /$204 /$229 $152 /$179 /$204 /$229 $170 /$200 /$225 /$250

262201-02 262201-05 262201-08

5-9 5-9 5-9

$149 /$176 /$201 /$226 $149 /$176 /$201 /$226 $149 /$176 /$201 /$226

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Flag Football

Heritage Oak Park Experience the excitement of football with Skyhawks Flag Football fueled by USA Football. Coaches will teach passing, receiving, kicking, and flag pulling skills. Participants will gain confidence and learn important life lessons in a fun, positive environment. Day M-F

Date 6/13-6/17

Time 1:00-4:00P

Age 7-12

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $149 /$176 /$201 /$226

Activity 235209-20

Youth Health & Fitness Camp Studio A

For young athletes of all levels, this one-week program will focus on introducing fundamentals of fitness while having fun. Each day will be filled with new activities and workouts to empower children to enjoy the benefits of exercise.

Day M-F

Date 6/6-6/10

Time 10:00A-12:00P

Age 8-12

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $99 /$117 /$142 /$167

Activity 361630-01

Skyhawks Sports Camps Mini Hawk


Heritage Oak Park

Day M-F M-F M-F

Date 6/6-6/10 7/11-7/15 7/25-7/29

Time 9:00A-12:00P 9:00A-12:00P 9:00A-12:00P

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This baseball, basketball, and soccer program gives children a fun and positive first step into athletics. Through games and activities, campers explore balance, hand/ eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Age Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5-9 5-9 5-9

$149 /$176 /$201 /$226 $149 /$176 /$201 /$226 $149 /$176 /$201 /$226

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Heritage Oak Park This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for the beginning to intermediate player. An active week of passing, shooting, dribbling, and rebounding makes this one of our most popular programs. Day M-F M-F M-F

Date 6/20-6/24 7/11-7/15 7/24-7/29

Time 9:00A-12:00P 9:00A-12:00P 1:00-4:00P

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 6-12 6-12 6-12

BAS: Basic pass holder

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $149 /$176 /$201 /$226 $149 /$176 /$201 /$226 $149 /$176 /$201 /$226

MR: Mason resident

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NR: Nonresident


Multi Sport

Heritage Oak Park


Heritage Oak Park Pickleball is the fastest growing sport. Players will learn the rules of the game and develop hand/eye coordination and proper technique. Pickleball paddles will be provided. Day M-F

Date 6/20-6/24

Time 1:00-4:00P

Age 7-12

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $149 /$176 /$201 /$226

Activity 235209-20

Skyhawks multi-sport camp is designed to introduce athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting combining basketball, flag-football, and soccer into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials skills of each sport along with vital life lessons such as respect and teamwork. Day M-F Tu-F M-F

Date 6/27-7/1 7/5-7/8 8/1-8/5

Time 9:00A-12:00P 9:00A-3:00P 9:00A-12:00P

Age 6-12 6-12 6-12

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $149 /$176 /$201 /$226 $189 /$223 /$248 /$273 $149 /$176 /$201 /$226

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The City of Mason’s year-round swim team coaching staff was recognized by the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) for having all twenty-one swim coaches as certified professional ASCA members. ASCA is an independent professional association that develops and supports professional swim coaches with the central themes of leadership, education, and certification.

To register, see page 38.


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Summer Camp Keepers “Extended hours” Program

Summer Fun Camp Mason Community Center

Kids’ Korner

Each week will feature a special theme, group games, crafts, and sports activities customized for each age group. Campers will enjoy a field trip on Wednesdays and a movie day on Thursdays. Three days a week, Summer Fun Camp will include a 30-minute Swim America swim lesson taught by Mason Swim Academy and campers will also enjoy 30 minutes of organized games and play time. A $25 cancellation fee is processed for cancellations with less than two weeks’ notice. Age

Camp Group



Day Date M-F 6/6-6/10 Amazing Animals M-F 6/13-6/17 Under the Big Top M-F 6/20-6/24 Down on the Farm M-F 6/27-7/1 Marvelous Magic M-F 7/11-7/15 Shark Week M-F 7/18-7/22 Sports of All Sorts M-F 7/25-7/29 Spirit Week

Does your schedule make you wish that camp started earlier or ran later? If so, you’ll appreciate our ‘Camp Keepers’ program, offering early drop-off and/or late pickup. Special programming and free time will be provided. Please pack an extra morning and/or afternoon snack for your child and a book or favorite toy to share. Day Tu-F

Date 5/31-6/3





















Activity #





Time 9:00A-4:00P

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $197 /$232 /$257 /$282

Section 01


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Age 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12 6-12

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $32 /$38 /$48 /$57 $32 /$38 /$48 /$57 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 $32 /$38 /$48 /$57 $32 /$38 /$48 /$57 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 $40 /$48/$60 /$72 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72

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CINCINNATI PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK CAMPS Songs for Scoundrels Camp Meeting Rooms

Every hero needs a nemesis. Venture through a week of songs from the point of view of the real VIP of any musical: the villain! Each group will receive training in singing, dance and acting while taking on songs and scenes from The Little Mermaid, Descendants, Annie, and others. Each camp group will focus on one musical to present in a Shareformance at the end of the week. Day M-F

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Time 7:30-9:00A 4:00-5:30P 7:30-9:00A 4:00-5:30P 7:30-9:00A 4:00-5:30P 7:30-9:00A 4:00-5:00P 7:30-9:00A 4:00-5:30P 7:30-9:00A 4:00-5:30P 7:30-9:00A 4:00-5:30P 7:30-9:00A 4:00-5:30P 7:30-9:00A 4:00-5:30P 7:30-9:00A 4:00-5:30P 7:30-9:00A 4:00-5:30P

Date 6/6-6/10

Time 9:00A-4:30P

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 1-9

BAS: Basic pass holder

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $165 /$195 /$220 /$245

MR: Mason resident

Activity 362300-01

NR: Nonresident


Swashbuckling Sailors Camp

Video Game Victories Camp

Every hero needs a nemesis. Venture through a week of songs from the point of view of the real VIP of any musical: the villain! Each group will receive training in singing, dance and acting while taking on songs and scenes from The Little Mermaid, Descendants, Annie and others. Each camp group will focus on one musical to present in a Shareformance at the end of the week.

Choose your fighter, champion, or hero as you log in and transform into your favorite video game character. Spend the week gaining experience points through costume design, character creation, monologue writing, and performances classes. At the end of the week, share your player’s story by performing your monologue for family and friends.

Meeting Rooms

Day M-F

Date 6/13-6/17

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Age 1-9

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $165 /$195 /$220 /$245

Meeting Rooms

Activity 362300-02

Day M-F

Date 7/11-7/15

Age 1-9

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $165 /$195 /$220 /$245

Activity 362300-03

Day M-F

Date 7/18-7/22

Mysterious Missions Camp

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Age 1-9

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $165 /$195 /$220 /$245

Activity 362300-04

Day M-F

Date 7/25-7/29

To register, see page 38.

Age 1-6

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $420 /$495 /$520 /$545


Time 9:00A-4:30P

Age 1-9

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $165 /$195 /$220 /$245

Activity 362300-08

Meeting Rooms

You’ve got a golden ticket! Enigmatic candy man Willy Wonka stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of his mysterious chocolate factory—and a lifetime supply of candy! The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory, or suffer some wild consequences. This scrumdidilyumptious musical features songs from the beloved 1971 film, as well as a host of new tunes. Over two weeks, performers will work as a group to put together a full production while learning acting, singing, and dancing through fun theatre games. Time 9:00A-4:30P

Activity 362300-07

Melodic Mayhem Camp Do you spend every moment searching for a whole new world? Do you believe in fairies so much you think you might burst? When you want something so badly and talking isn’t enough, sometimes you just have to sing! Join us as we sing, dance, and act our way through adventurous songs and scenes from Peter Pan, Aladdin, Wicked, and others. Each camp group will focus on one musical to present in a Shareformance at the end of the week.

Meeting Rooms

Date 7/11-7/22

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $165 /$195 /$220 /$245

Defeat the dragon and save the kingdom! Vanquish your foe and test your mettle as you explore the thrilling world of knights and sorcerers. Summon your courage with classes in acting, stage combat, and improvisation, and battle your way to victory with a Shareformance of your work at the end of the week.

Performance Academy: Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka

Day M-F

Age 6-10

Meeting Rooms

Will you go down the dark hallway? Unlock the cellar door? Venture into the wilds of a forbidden forest? Enter a realm of limitless possibilities as you craft scenes for a choose-your-own-adventure mystery! Use the power of your imagination to decide where the story goes as you learn acting, playwriting, improvisation, and more. Present your adventure with others in a Shareformance at the end of the week. Date 6/27-7/1

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Dramatic Duels Camp

Meeting Rooms

Day M-F

Activity 362300-06

The world is an open book—you just have to tell the story! Join us as we pick up our pens and imagine exciting adventures in this writing and performance camp. Each day, you and your fellow artists will write a new short play based on a classic plot device, be it overcoming the monster, rags-to-riches, or a great quest. We’ll give you the parameters, you create the story! On the final day, perform your pieces for friends and family.

The universe is calling—it’s time to explore! Shift into hyperdrive as we embody robots, aliens, and other space creatures, all created by you! Classes in character creation, action movement, and improvisation will equip you for blast-off and remind you that adventure is infinite. Showcase your space travels in a Shareformance at the end of the week. Time 9:00A-4:30P

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $165 /$195 /$220 /$245

Meeting Rooms

Meeting Rooms

Date 6/20-6/24

Age 6-10

Creating Capers Camp

Robots vs. Aliens Camp

Day M-F

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Day M-F

Date 8/1-8/5

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Age 1-9

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $165 /$195 /$220 /$245

Activity 362300-09

Activity 362300-05

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Beginners Gymnastics Multipurpose Room

Introduce your child to the world of gymnastics. Students will learn basic gymnastics skills on the floor, uneven bars, balance beam, and vault. Conditioning and flexibility are also introduced at this level.

Parents’ Night Out Premier Member Perk! Kids’ Korner

Day M Th M Th M Th

The registration process for Parents’ Night Out has been updated to a lottery registration. A lottery registration allows more time for families to register to indicate interest in participating and expands the number of families the program can serve.

Time 6:00-9:00P 6:00-9:00P 6:00-9:00P 6:00-9:00P 6:00-9:00P 6:00-9:00P

Age 8-17 8-17 8-17 8-17 8-17 8-17

Age 3-12 3-12 3-12 3-12 3-12 3-12

Fee Free Free Free Free Free Free

Activity 333806-01 333806-02 333806-03 333806-04 333806-05 333806-06

Day Tu Th Sa Tu Th Sa Tu Th Sa

Date 5/31-6/21 5/26-6/23 6/4-6/25 6/28-7/26 6/30-7/28 7/2-7/30 8/2-8/23 8/4-8/25 8/6-8/27

Time 7:00-8:00P 6:00-7:00P 11:00A-12:00P 7:00-8:00P 6:00-7:00P 11:00A-12:00P 7:00-8:00P 6:00-7:00P 11:00A-12:00P

Age 6-8 6-8 6-8 6-8 6-8 6-8 6-8 6-8 6-8

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $52 /$62 /$78 /$93 $52 /$62 /$78 /$93 $52 /$62 /$78 /$93 $65 /$77 /$97 /$116 $65 /$77 /$97 /$116 $65 /$77 /$97 /$116 $52 /$62 /$78 /$93 $52 /$62 /$78 /$93 $52 /$62 /$78 /$93

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Day Tu Th Sa

Date 8/30-9/27 9/1-9/29 9/3-10/1

Time 7:00-8:00P 6:00-7:00P 11:00A-12:00P

Age 6-8 6-8 6-8

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $65 /$77 /$97 /$116 $65 /$77 /$97 /$116 $65 /$77 /$97 /$116

Activity 342220-27 342220-28 342220-29

Junior Champs Tennis

Sassy Sixes and Sevens Gymnastics

Heritage Oak Park

Multipurpose Room

Is your tennis champ a beginner or graduate from Future Stars? Tennis participants in this class are comfortable serving and playing from the baseline and will learn rallying and strategy skills.

Students will work on gymnastics drills, conditioning, and routines similar to those introduced in the Beginners and Advanced Beginners classes. He or she will continue to improve on basic gymnastic skills, flexibility, and strength. Date 6/6-6/27 6/7-6/28 6/10-7/1 6/11-7/2 7/11-8/8 7/12-8/9 7/15-8/12 7/16-8/13 8/22-10/17 8/23-10/11 8/26-10/14 8/27-10/15

Time 5:00-6:00P 4:30-5:30P 4:45-5:45P 12:15-1:15P 5:00-6:00P 4:30-5:30P 4:45-5:45P 12:15-1:15P 5:00-6:00P 4:30-5:30P 4:45-5:45P 12:15-1:15P

Age 6-7 6-7 6-7 6-7 6-7 6-7 6-7 6-7 6-7 6-7 6-7 6-7

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Future Stars are tennis players just beginning to play from the baseline and will follow the “games” approach to learning tennis.


Day M Tu F Sa M Tu F Sa M Tu F Sa

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $86 /$102 /$127 /$151 $86 /$102 /$127 /$151 $107 /$126 /$151 /$176 $107 /$126 /$151 /$176 $172 /$203 /$228 /$253 $172 /$203 /$228 /$253

Heritage Oak Park

Enjoy a night out on the town while your children engage in a night full of fun at Mason Community Center. The evening will consist of themed programming and a pizza party sponsored by Marco’s Pizza. We ask that you please pack a snack and drink for each event. Children must be potty trained to attend. Date 6/10 6/24 7/8 7/22 8/5 8/19

Time 6:00-7:00P 6:30-7:30P 6:00-7:00P 6:30-7:30P 6:00-7:00P 6:30-7:30P

Future Stars Tennis

Families will be notified of participation two weeks prior to the program date.

Day F F F F F F

Date 6/6-6/27 6/9-6/30 7/11-8/8 7/14-8/11 8/22-10/17 8/25-10/20

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $86 /$102 /$127 /$151 $86 /$102 /$127 /$151 $86 /$102 /$127 /$151 $86 /$102 /$127 /$151 $107 /$126 /$151 /$176 $107 /$126 /$151 /$176 $107 /$126 /$151 /$176 $107 /$126 /$151 /$176 $172 /$203 /$228 /$253 $172 /$203 /$228 /$253 $172 /$203 /$228 /$253 $151 /$178 /$203 /$228

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Day Th Sa Th Sa Th Sa Th Sa

Date 6/2-6/23 6/4-6/25 6/30-7/28 7/2-7/30 8/4-8/25 8/6-8/27 9/1-9/29 9/3-10/1

Time 7:00-8:00P 12:00-1:00P 7:00-8:00P 12:00-1:00P 7:00-8:00P 12:00-1:00P 7:00-8:00P 12:00-1:00P

Age 7-13 7-13 7-13 7-13 7-13 7-13 7-13 7-13

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $52 /$62 /$78 /$93 $52 /$62 /$78 /$93 $65 /$77 /$97 /$116 $65 /$77 /$97 /$116 $52 /$62 /$78 /$93 $52 /$62 /$78 /$93 $65 /$77 /$97 /$116 $65 /$77 /$97 /$116

Activity 342221-12 342221-13 342221-14 342221-15 342221-16 342221-17 342221-18 342221-19

No Class 9/17

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PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident








International Day of Yoga


Tuesday, June 21 Celebrate with others worldwide during regularly scheduled classes Ages

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Summer Fun Camp – Counselor in Training Mason Community Center

As a Counselor in Training (CIT), you will get hands-on experience working with our Summer Fun Camp program every day. CITs will lead group games, speak in front of groups, and provide programming support for other themed activities. Daily activities will focus on building leadership skills and teamwork. All field trips will be on Wednesdays each week. Day Date M-F 6/6-6/10 Amazing Animals M-F 6/13-6/17 Under the Big Top M-F 6/20-6/24 Down on the Farm M-F 6/27-7/1 Marvelous Magic M-F 7/11-7/15 Shark Week M-F 7/18-7/22 Sports of All Sorts M-F 7/25-7/29 Spirit Week

Time 9:00A-4:00P

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $197 /$232 /$257 /$282

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Mason Middle School eighth grader Wilson Luo won the Silver Medal in the 2022 National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards with Point of View. This recognition program celebrates creative teens nationally with awards, exhibitions/publications, and scholarships. Medals are awarded based on the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards’ core values of originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Wilson is the only winner in 2022 from Mason, Ohio. Congratulations Wilson!

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


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Look at the Ball and Swing


Take your time, relax your grip, ensure you see your club hit the ball as you swing down through impact, and hold your finished golf swing until the ball has landed to ensure a controlled and balanced swing.

Bodies in Balance: Water Leisure Pool

Bodies in Balance: Water fitness program is ideal for those with arthritis, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, discharged or phase 3 pulmonary rehab, or other joint complications. Led by a certified athletic trainer, this program utilizes rehab-based exercises compared to a traditional water fitness class. Participants will use the high resistance and low impact properties of water to increase overall muscle strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility. Day Tu, Th Tu, Th Tu, Th

Date 6/7-6/30 7/5-7/28 8/2-8/25

Time 9:00-9:45A 9:00-9:45A 9:00-9:45A

Age 18 & up 18 & up 18 & up

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $65 /$77 /$97 /$116 $65 /$77 /$97 /$116 $65 /$77 /$97 /$116

Fairway Drive Mason OH

Activity 361604-08 361604-09 361604-10


CPR/AED Classes

Fire Station 51, 4420 Mason-Montgomery Road The City of Mason Fire Department is offering a series of CPR classes. During the class, participants will learn adult and child CPR as well as the proper operation of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Participants will receive a certification from the American Heart Association. Day Sa Sa Sa

Date 6/11 7/23 8/6

Time 1:00-5:00P 1:00-5:00P 1:00-5:00P

Age 15 & up 15 & up 15 & up

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $0 /$7 /$0 /$10 $0 /$7 /$0 /$10 $0 /$7 /$0 /$10

Activity 321620-06 321620-07 321620-08


PROTECT: Women’s Self Defense Meeting Room

Develop awareness, strength, and self-confidence by participating in PROTECT: Women’s Self Defense. This class provides information on home, vehicle, and personal safety. Learn hands-on techniques to defend yourself in a dangerous situation. This class includes hands on training covering low level self-defense moves and simulated self-defense situations. Day W

Date 7/20

Time 6:00-8:00P

Age 14 & up

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Free

Activity 316561-01


Personal Training Fitness Center

Looking for the best workouts to achieve your goals, need a coach to keep you motivated, or need to change up your routine of exercises? The certified personal trainers at Mason Community Center offer a variety of training packages to cater to individual needs, no matter what the goal. Stop by the Member Services Desk for more information or call 513.229.8555 to get started!

To register, see page 38.



Tackle a new challenge each month for total body strength



Mason-Montgomery Road • Mason, OH

Summer 2022

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Bollywood Cardio Workout Studio B

Adult Basketball Mon & Wed - p m Sat a m - p m

Adult Badminton Tues & Thurs - p m Sat - a m

Bollywood Cardio goes beyond just dance and incorporates a mix of different styles, movement, and music. Classes may utilize weights or resistance equipment for an extra cardio boost.

Day M F M,F

Date 6/6-6/27 6/3-6/24 6/3-6/27

Pickleball Mon - Fri - p m

Time 7:00-8:00P 6:30-7:30P Varies

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $14 /$17 /$22 /$26 $14 /$17 /$22 /$26 $22 /$26 /$33 /$39

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InBody: Fitness Foundations Fitness Center

Improve your overall health by understanding how your total bodyweight is represented. This self-lead program includes two InBody composition scans providing you with a detailed analysis of body fat, muscle mass, basal metabolic rate, and total water. You will also receive an equipment orientation, weekly workout routines, activity challenges, and two in-person body composition assessments.

Registration required Remain registered as long as your membership remains active


Mason-Montgomery Road

Age 12 & up 12 & up 12 & up

Mason, OH

Day Date Su-Sa 8/1-8/31

Time Varies

Age 12 & up

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $45 /$53 /$67 /$80

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Adult Beginner Tennis


Heritage Oak Park

This is a beginning level tennis class for adults. Classes will be half traditional stroke work and half focused on rallying skills. Day Tu Tu Tu Tu

Date 5/31-6/21 6/28-7/26 8/2-8/23 8/30-9/27

Time 8:00-9:00P 8:00-9:00P 8:00-9:00P 8:00-9:00P

Age 16 & up 16 & up 16 & up 16 & up

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $52 /$62 /$78 /$93 $65 /$77 /$97 /$116 $52 /$62 /$78 /$93 $65 /$77 /$97 /$116

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Adult Cardio Tennis Heritage Oak Park

This class focuses on dead ball feeding with high intensity moving, keeping your heart rate elevated. This class offers less emphasis on instruction and more on hitting and moving. Day Th Th Th Th

Date 6/2-6/23 6/30-7/28 8/4-8/25 9/1-9/29

Time 8:00-9:00P 8:00-9:00P 8:00-9:00P 8:00-9:00P

Age 16 & up 16 & up 16 & up 16 & up

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $52 /$62 /$78 /$93 $65 /$77 /$97 /$116 $52 /$62 /$78 /$93 $65 /$77 /$97 /$116

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Mason-Montgomery Road • Mason, OH

54 CenterPoint Summer 2022

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


FREE HEARING SCREENING provided by Family Hearing Center


Senior Center Lounge June July & August a m - p m

Picasso Painters Senior Center

Try your hand at painting. No experience is required. People with various levels of skill will learn from each other. Please bring your own supplies. Day Tu

Date 6/1-8/31

Time 9:00-11:00A

Age 55 & up

Deadline 2/23

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Free to members

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Please call for an appointment


Mason-Montgomery Road • Mason, OH

Lunch & Learn Senior Center

Join us for lunch and a learn about topics and concerns relevant to seniors. Day Date Time Age Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity Th 6/2 11:00A-12:00P Wellness & Fall Prevention Th 7/7 11:00A-12:00P Normal Memory Loss vs. Dementia Th 8/4 11:00A-12:00P Medicare & Medicaid Benefits

55 & up



Alzheimer's Series

55 & up




55 & up



DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS Driving Doctor Visits Legal & Financial Planning

Breakfast Bingo

Thursday July

Senior Center

Rise and shine with Breakfast and Bingo! Join us for breakfast and win prizes. Day Tu Tu Tu

Date 6/21 7/19 8/16

Time 9:30-11:00A 9:30-11:00A 9:30-11:00A

Thursday June

Age 55 & up 55 & up 55 & up

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $5 /$6 /$8 /$9 $5 /$6 /$8 /$9 $5 /$6 /$8 /$9

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Senior Center Meet & Greet Senior Center

Are you thinking of joining Mason Community Center or are you a current member and don’t know where to begin? Let us help you! Join us to learn about the activities and programs that you can be involved in while making a few new friends. Day Tu Tu Tu

Date 6/7 7/5 8/2

Time 4:00-5:00P 4:00-5:00P 4:00-5:00P

To register, see page 38.

Age 55 & up 55 & up 55 & up

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Free Free Free


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Mason Montgomery Road

Mason, OH

Summer 2022

CenterPoint 55




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Mason-Montgomery Road • Mason, OH

Senior Fitness Training Gymnasium B

Stay strong with a senior workout program that is perfect for all fitness levels. Join us in a circuit program designed and instructed each week by a certified personal trainer. The class will use TRX straps, BOSU, stability ball, dumbbells, and medicine balls in a circuit training format. Day Tu,Th Tu,Th Tu,Th

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Date 6/7-6/30 7/5-7/28 8/2-8/25

Time 9:00-9:45A 9:00-9:45A 9:00-9:45A

Age 55-99 55-99 55-99

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98

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Safari Dinner Senior Lounge

Enjoy a day off from cooking and meet at a local restaurant for some delicious food and fun. Day Date Time W 6/8 4:00-6:00P Great 18 Bar and Grill W 7/13 4:00-6:00P Luigi’s Ristorante Italiano W 8/10 4:00-6:00P Phoenician Taverna

56 CenterPoint Summer 2022

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 55 & up

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Free

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55 & up



55 & up



BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident

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Mason - 1 st Quarter 2022 Market Stats

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133 Total Homes Sold



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*Source: Cincinnati MLS system as of 4/1/22. Stats based on Mason City School District.

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