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A Publication of the City of Fairfield, Ohio

Maynard Graduates from FBI Academy

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airfield Police Lt. Steve Maynard joined an elite group of law enforcement leaders from around the world when he graduated from the FBI National Academy Law Enforcement Program at the FBI Campus in Quantico, Va., on Sept. 16, 2016. This program is so elite that FBI Director James Comey was the principal speaker at the graduation ceremony. Only the top one percent of law enforcement leaders throughout the world have participated in this 10-week professional course of study. It is designed to raise law enforcement standards, knowledge and cooperation. “This was quite the experience, definitely the highlight of my career up to this point, and I was disappointed when it was over,” Steve said. “One of the great benefits was networking with other law enforcement leaders from 47 states and 24 countries.” Participants are invited by the FBI after being nominated by their local executive-level superiors. Steve was nominated by Fairfield Police Chief Mike Dickey, himself an academy program graduate. “Lt. Maynard has distinguished himself as a leader in the police department,” said Chief Dickey. “He was a natural choice for a nomination to attend the FBI National Academy. “

FBI Director James Comey & Fairfield Police Lt. Steve Maynard

Topics of study include intelligence theory, terrorism, forensic science, law, behavioral science, operations, leadership and physical fitness. College-level credit is earned

through the University of Virginia. “The program immerses the student for an intense period of exposure with some of the best and brightest minds in today’s police service,” said Chief Dickey. “Steve both contributed to and learned a great deal from this experience.” A final test of physical endurance called The Yellow Brick Road emphasizes the academy’s focus on fitness. It is a grueling 6.1 mile run through a hilly, wooded trail built by Marines that puts participants through maneuvers and obstacles that would be part of a high combat war zone. Steve has the yellow brick on display in his office that he earned from passing this tough fitness test. “One strong belief that was reinforced through my participation in the academy, especially in talking with others, is that we have a good police department, we have a good relationship with our community, and our community in general appreciates what we do,” Steve said. “It’s one of my jobs as a leader to constantly remind our officers why we all chose this profession – to help people.” Lt. Maynard is an 18-year veteran of the Fairfield Police Department, starting as a patrol officer in 1999. He commands day-to-day operations, overseeing patrol officers, park rangers and animal control officers. He has served as a detective, field training officer, and firearms instructor, and is Commander of the Hamilton-Fairfield SWAT Team. In 2013, he was awarded the Police Medal for leadership in a dangerous tactical situation. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with an associate degree and Ashland University with a bachelor’s degree, Steve is also a graduate of the prestigious Northwestern School of Police Staff and Command.

Fire Levy Passes A 2.5-mill new Fairfield fire/EMS levy passed by 66.7% on Nov. 8 Raises $2.38 million/yr Costs $87.50/year (on a $100,000 property) For information and a fact sheet on the Fairfield Fire Department go to: www.fairfield-city.org/fire%20info%20sheet%20102616.pdf

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leven-year veteran of the City’s Development Services Department, Greg Kathman, has been promoted to lead Fairfield’s Development Services Department as Director. The Department includes Economic Development, Planning and Building & Zoning functions for residential and commercial projects.

Non-Emergency Police/Fire Dispatcher........ 513/829-8201 Fire Department............... 513/867-5379 Building Inspection & Zoning. 513/867-5318

“I have known Greg for several years,” said Fairfield Mayor Steve Miller. “He has always been the consummate professional and very familiar with and respected among our business community. ”

Contact any of the following departments with questions or concerns. They’re here to help... Police or Fire Emergency

Urgent, but not an emergency? Call 829-8201.

Zoning Hotline........................513/867-5321

City Council Office ............ 513/867-5383 City Manager’s Office ........... 513/867-5350 Finance Department .......... 513/867-5315 Income Tax Office.................... 513/867-5327

Human Resources ............ 513/867-5352 Municipal Court .............. 513/867-6002 Parks & Recreation Department

Administrative Offices.............. 513/867-5348 Community Arts Center............ 513/867-5348 Aquatic Center ......................... 513/939-2782 18-hole Golf Course ................ 513/858-7750 9-hole Golf Course................... 513/939-3741

Developmental Services ..... 513/867-5345 Public Works Department .... 513/867-4200 Public Utilities

Greg Kathman

A graduate of the University of Cincinnati, Greg has a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in community planning. His 20 years of experience includes previous positions with the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Development Company.

“I am excited and humbled to have this opportunity to continue to work with Fairfield Greg takes over leadership of the Department community and business leaders,” says following the September retirement Greg. “I am honored to lead of Tim Bachman, who had a strong and experienced been Director for most staff of professionals ... he is fantastic to work of his 31 years with the who work hard to be with and a wonderful representative City. community-focused and and advocate for the City! development-friendly. ” “Greg has been an expert Sandy Ambrose, Without a Doubt Specialized Hauler resource and champion Greg is active in the for commercial and industrial International Economic development in Fairfield throughout his Development Council, REDI Cincinnati, the tenure,” said City Manager Mark Wendling. “He Ohio Economic Development Association, and is also a man of impeccable integrity.” the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce.

Fire Safety Poster Contest

Customer Billing...................... 513/867-5370 Director ................................... 513/867-5375 Wastewater Division ............... 513/858-7760 Water Division ......................... 513/858-7775

All Other Calls ................ 513/867-5300 Telecomm. Device for the Deaf (TDD)............. 513/867-5392

EMERGENCY UTILITIES CONTACTS Who to call for service questions

Butler Rural Electric Coop......... 513/867-4400 Natural Gas, Electric Service

Cincinnati Bell...................... 513/768-7800 Telephone, Zoomtown

Duke Energy........................ 513/421-9500 Natural Gas, Electric Service

Fairfield Utilities................... 513/858-7775 Water, Sewer

Time Warner....................... 513/896-5455 Cable TV, Digital Telephone, Roadrunner

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he Fairfield Fire Department held its annual “Fire Safety Poster Contest” for grades K through 6 earlier this year. Flyers were distributed to each of the schools announcing the contest and this year’s theme. Department personnel visited each school to judge the posters and announce the winners. A first place ribbon was placed on the winning poster.

Several others received honorable mention ribbons and all received participation ribbons. To add to the fun, the winners and their teacher were picked up at their respective school buildings and taken for a short ride on the fire truck. Firefighters then served breakfast to the winners, their parents and their teachers at Fire Station Headquarters.


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Support Local Business

This holiday season, as people are doing their holiday shopping, the City of Fairfield and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce are once again encouraging people to “Support Local Business.” Look for banners and advertisements around town to remind people of this simple, but important, message.

Numerous studies have shown the benefits of supporting local businesses. They recycle a much larger share of their dollars in the local economy; they provide uniqueness and distinctive character to communities; they foster local job creation; and they help build and sustain healthy communities.

Raising Cane’s Grand Opening

On October 17, City officials and other Fairfield community supporters helped Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers celebrate the grand opening of its new restaurant at 5120 Dixie Highway.

Veritiv Completes Move To Fairfield Veritiv Corporation, named to the Fortune 500® list earlier this year, has completed its move into the company’s new home in Fairfield. After a lengthy search, Veritiv announced earlier this year that it would relocate its Cincinnatiarea operations center into the Gilmore Pointe office building, at the corner of S. Gilmore and Mack Road. More than 400 employees now occupy the space, making Veritiv one of Fairfield’s top 10 largest employers. Veritiv leases more than half of the four-story Gilmore Pointe building. Veritiv is a North American business-to-business distributor of print, publishing, packaging, and facility solutions, and provider of logistics and supply chain management services. Established in July 2014, following the merger of International Paper’s xpedx division and Unisource Worldwide, the company employs approximately 8,800 across approximately 180 North American facilities. Karl Rockenhaus, Veritiv’s Vice President for Customer Service, says that the company’s workforce is settling into their new workspace and appreciate the sleek, updated design. “We are delighted to have completed our move to Gilmore Pointe, and we look forward to building our relationship with the Fairfield community.” 3


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wo new restaurants have planned openings this Fall in the Town Center area.

Sushi House Sushi House leased the former Pizza Hut building at 510 Nilles Road. The menu features a variety of traditional Japanese and Japanese-American fusion items, including a variety of sushi rolls, sashimi, and Hibachi grill items. It is open for both lunch and dinner.

Butt Shack BBQ Grill Butt Shack BBQ Grill recently closed its Greenhills location and plans to re-open in the former Symmes Tavern on the Green space in Village Green, 500 Wessel Drive. In addition to barbeque, the restaurant also offers a variety of smoked meats, sandwiches, sides and more. Owner Andy Castle, a 1995 graduate of Fairfield High School, is proud to be relocating to the heart of his hometown. “We want to keep the people in Fairfield happy. Our focus is on quality food and good customer service,” he said.

Owner Darong Ye is excited about being in Fairfield and he anticipates great community support. “This is a wonderful area with really nice people,” he said. You can see the menu at www.sushihouseohio.com.

Visit www.buttshackgrill.com for more information or to view a menu.

Youth Cheerleaders Move To Larger Home

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airfield Youth Cheerleading Association (FYCA) is expanding this Fall into a newly-constructed, larger space at 400 Office Park Drive, just next door from its old space. The new 7,000 square foot space provides more than twice the square footage of the old space for the non-profit organization. FYCA, which has been part of the Fairfield community for 15 years, works with youth aged 4-18. It offers a variety of recreational and competitive teams. Also offered are group classes, private lessons, and a special needs program.

The new space provides more room for features like spring floors and tumble tracks. It also allows multiple teams to practice at the same time. An open house event in the new facility is planned for next Spring. Visit www.fycacheerleading.org for more information.

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cant must comply with the following three requirements: 1. Be a resident of Fairfield 2. Own or operate a business in the downtown 3. Abstain from conducting business with the City If you are interested in volunteering for this Committee, please contact the Development Services Department at (513) 867-5345 or development@fairfield-city.org.

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he City of Fairfield is seeking a business owner or operator who is located downtown to serve on the Design Review Committee. The Committee, which meets monthly on the third Thursday at 4 pm, reviews development plans for projects located in the downtown zoning district. In order to qualify for the position, the appli-

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Parks & Recreation

CITY OF FAIRFIELD | WINTER/SPRING 2016/2017

PLAY IN FAIRFIELD HOLIDAY EVENTS WINTER ACTIVITIES THEATRE | DANCE REGISTER NOW! http://www.fairfield-city.org/parks/


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HOLIDAYS Light Up Fairfield Saturday, December 3, 2016

SPONSORED BY

Ring in the Holiday Season at Village Green, the Community Arts Center, the Fairfield Lane Library and the Waterford. Help Santa light up the big tree in Village Green Park and the 2016 Festival of Trees in the Community Arts Center, and visit local vendors in the Market. Visit www. fairfield-city.org/LightUp for the most up-to-date schedule of activities and listing of vendors.

Schedule of Events Time

Event

Location

1 - 6 pm

Holiday Market

Arts Center

3 - 5 pm

Visits with Santa Claus

CAC Art Gallery

3 - 5 pm 3 - 5 pm

Performance by Yuletide Brass Paint an Ornament*

Amphitheater Stage

3 - 5 pm

Decorate Community Gingerbread House

The Waterford

3:30 - 5 pm

Caroling with KITS and Darin

The Waterford

4 - 6 pm 5:00 pm

Chris Schram Performances by Fairfield Starz Hip-Hop Dance, Fairfield Choraliers, Rhythm Express, Pure Elegance and the CCSH Choir

Arts Center Village Green

5:30 pm

Santa Claus Arrives Tree Lighting w/Mayor Miller

Amphitheater Stage

*fee required

CAC Art Gallery

AT LANE PUBLIC LIBRARY Warm and enchanting, these activities will be fun, magical and entertaining! Please call the Lane Library at 513-858-3238 (press 5) to register.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016 Christmas Story Time with Santa

AGES 7 AND UNDER Santa is flying down from the North Pole for a special visit! Enjoy stories, games, crafts and refreshments. Then, meet the jolly man in the red suit! Please bring your own camera for picture taking. (Registration is required. Participant must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.)

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016 Let’s Play Minecraft!

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AGES 8 - 12 While the younger children visit with Santa, let your older kids join us for Minecraft fun! Explore the world, build as you like, and play with others in this popular realm. (Registration is required).

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TIME

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10 - 11 am Noon - 1 pm

FREE FREE

TIME

FEE

10 - 11 am Noon - 1 pm

FREE FREE


Community Events SPONSORED BY

A VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

at the Community Arts Center / Community Room Santa himself hosts a breakfast for the children of Fairfield. The party features food, entertainment, a picture with Santa, and a special gift. Due to the tremendous popularity of this event, pre-registration is mandatory. * COURSE# IN THE CAC ART GALLERY TBD

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

TBD

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

TIME

Holiday Open House at Gilbert Farms Park featuring the Ross Family. Sponsored by: Four Seasons Garden Club, Fairfield Historical Society and Friends of Elisha Morgan. SATURDAY SUNDAY

DECEMBER 3 DECEMBER 4

1 - 4 pm 1 - 4 pm

FEE

9:30 - 10:30 am $8/person 11 am - Noon

$8/person

* This event is reserved for Fairfield residents only.

SANTA’S MAILBOX Letters to Santa can be dropped in the North Pole Mailbox Express located in the lobby of the Fairfield Community Arts Center, starting November 28 through December 17. Santa’s elves are a big help by helping Santa open all the letters, but Santa reads every letter personally. Santa requests each letter to include a self-addressed envelope for each child.

BEDTIME STORIES WITH SANTA

THE GIVING TREE The Parks and Recreation Department teams up with the Rotary Club of Fairfield to collect gifts for local children whose families are in need. Starting November 21, visit the Giving Tree in the lobby of the Fairfield Community Arts Center to select a child’s wish. New, unwrapped donations should be dropped off no later than December 16. Call the Parks office for more information.

Bring your child ready for bed in their pajamas to listen to Santa read Christmas stories. INSTRUCTOR: Santa COURSE#

IN THE CAC ART GALLERY

TIME

FEE

AC22

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5

6 - 6:30 pm

AC23

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5

6:45 - 7:15 pm DONATION*

AC24

MONDAY, DECEMBER 5

7:30 - 8 pm

DONATION*

AC25

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6

6 - 6:30 pm

DONATION*

AC26

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6

6:45 - 7:15 pm DONATION*

AC27

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6

7:30 - 8:30 pm DONATION*

DONATION*

* Please bring at least 2 non-perishable food items (please check expiration dates) for each child registered. Items will be donated to the Fairfield Food Pantry. NOTE: THIS PROGRAM MAY USE FOOD CONTAINING NUTS.

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COMMUNITY & SEASONAL EVENTS COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE Refreshments are available to all donors. Schedule a time for your donation on the Blood Drive site at www.donortime.com, call the Parks office at 867-5348 or call 1-800-388-GIVE. Before you donate: Get a good night’s sleep, eat a nourishing meal and drink plenty of fluids.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2016 The Donor Coach will be at the Fire Station, 375 Nilles Road.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2017 The Donor Coach will be in the CAC Parking Lot.

TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017 The Donor Coach will be at the Fire Station, 375 Nilles Road.

TIME 4 - 7 pm TIME 3:30 - 6:30 pm TIME 4 - 7 pm

DADDY/DAUGHTER DANCE JANUARY 28, 2017 | 6-9 pm Girls, get dressed up in your best dress and be treated like a princess! Dads, wear your favorite suit for a magical night filled with fun. Every girl receives a special party favor to commemorate the evening. Especially for girls ages 3-12. A buffet dinner is provided. Register early! CAC COMMUNITY ROOM • COURSE #TBD R/NR FEE - $18/20

MACY’S ARTS SAMPLER SATURDAY FEBRUARY 18, 2017 The Macy’s Arts Sampler Weekend celebrates the creative things—music, dance, theater, museums, and festivals— happening in large and small ways throughout our region. The Fairfield Community Arts Center celebrates its 11th year of participation with FREE events on Saturday, February 18. Times and performers to be announced on the CAC page of the City website. For a full schedule of all Sampler Weekend events, visit ArtsWave at www.theartswave.org.

SCOTCH TASTING MARCH 4, 2017 | 6-8 pm

IN THE ART GALLERY A special tasting prior to the Signature Sessions concert, “Ronny Cox Band,” complete with a flight of four tastes and hors d’oeuvres. INSTRUCTOR: Patrick Betscher, Cincy Scotch Club. CAC • COURSE #SE21 R/NR FEE - $30/35

RAD: RAPE AGGRESSION DEFENSE

CAC BASEMENT STUDIO The objective of RAD is to develop and enhance the options of self-defense, so they may become viable considerations to the women who are attacked. Special Instructors are Officer Doug Day, Fairfield Police and Officer Kristy Collins, Hamilton Police. * January session includes more extensive training in self-defense techniques. CAC • COURSE #TBD R/NR FEE - $20 THURSDAYS Session 1 Session 2

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6-9 pm 6-9 pm


Community Events

FARMERS MARKET 2ND WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH | 5 - 7 PM Still hoping to find your favorite coffees, breads, meats, produce and treats during the winter months? Every Second Wednesday from 5 - 7 pm, you will find Mwimbula Coffee, Crackling Crust, Small Acres Farm, 5Oaks Organics and more on the veranda of the Community Arts Center! Find the Village Green Farmers Market and your local businesses on Facebook and never miss a thing!

EARTH DAY CELEBRATION APRIL 22, 2017 HUFFMAN PARK Visit www.fairfield-city.org/Earth Day for the most up to date schedule of activites.

Day 12/14 1/11 2/8 3/8 4/12

Provided by a generous grant from Duke Energy

EASTER EXTRAVAGANZA Bring out your baskets, buckets, and bags and grab all the eggs and candy you can find. Age group hunts are offered for Fairfield children 3 and under, 4-5 year olds, and 6-8 year olds, along with a guessing contest, children’s craft, and plenty of prizes.

APRIL 8, 2017

TIME

Visit with the Easter Bunny

10:30 am

FREE

Children’s Crafts & Candy Guessing Contest

10:30 am

FREE

Egg Hunt

11 am

FREE

Harbin Park, Shelter 2 Harbin Park, Shelter 2

Harbin Park, Field by Shelter 3

FEE

BREAKFAST WITH THE BUNNY The Easter Bunny hosts a continental breakfast including pastries, fruit and assorted juices. Bring your camera to capture the exciting moments, including a meet-and-greet with the Bunny! Pre-registration is mandatory.*

COURSE#

PHALEN BANQUET CENTER/SOUTH TRACE

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SATURDAY, APRIL 1

TIME

FEE

9:30 am $8/person

* This event is reserved for Fairfield residents only.

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MUSIC

FAIRFIELD SIGNATURE SESSIONS

All shows start at 8PM | Tickets: $30 Orchestra/$25 Stadium | On Sale NOW

RONNY COX BAND SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2017 Ronny’s music is eclectic; a woven tapestry of songs and stories with an over-all arc that eventually comes together and tells something about “the human condition.” Scores of fans will attest that attending one of his performances is one of the greatest evenings to experience. With the gift of a consummate storyteller, he shares funny, sad and tender moments. “…He is a study in easygoing amiability and unforced charisma. He charms crowds with self-teasing humor, tart progressive insight, and a lulling Southwestern folk sound….” -Boston Globe.

JUICE NEWTON SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017 A Grammy, CMA, and Billboard award-winning artist with multiple platinum and gold albums, ten million records sold and 15 Top 10 Hits under her belt, her soaring notes and silken phrasing has made her one of the most evocative and enduring performers of our time. Among her songs are the enormous hits “Angel of the Morning,” “Queen of Hearts,” and the #1 country smash “The Sweetest Thing (I’ve Ever Known).”

WINE, WOMEN & SONG FRIDAY NIGHT CABARET

QUEEN CITY SISTERS | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2017

With vintage style and a touch of sass, their swingin’ beat will have you tapping your toes and snapping your fingers. This a cappella trio dazzles audiences with their close harmony arrangements of songs from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s! Classic songs by Rosemary Clooney, Doris Day, The Andrews Sisters and more round out an entertaining song list.

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Theatre

VARIETY ONE STAGE SERIES MANY CULTURES...ONE STAGE

All shows start at 8PM | Tickets: $18 Adults/$15 Seniors or Students • On Sale NOW

THE FRANZ KLABER ORCHESTRA | SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2017 The Franz Klaber Orchestra (also known as the Klaberheads) delivers an evening of Big Band Era favorites like “In the Mood,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got that Swing),” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” as well as ballads such as “Moonlight Serenade,” tangos, foxtrots, waltzes, and more.

BOB CATES: COMEDY IN MOTION | SATURDAY, MARCH 25, 2017 Best Variety Act 2014 Nominee, Canadian Comedy Awards

A four-time “Entertainer of the Year (CEIA),” “Best Variety Act” and “Best One Man Show” nominee (Canadian Comedy Awards), Bob Cates is a Juggling Champion, clean comedian and physical variety artist that has been delighting audiences full time for over 22 years. He keeps audiences laughing with comedy routines involving advanced juggling, wild unicycling and balancing skills, magic, dance, black light, lasers, and an insane 21 realplate-spinning finale that has to be seen to be believed.

DEPUE DE HOYOS | SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017 Individually, Alex DePue and Miguel De Hoyos have wowed the world, from DePue performing at Carnegie Hall at the age of 14 and touring with rock guitarist Steve Vai to De Hoyos entertaining government officials and diplomats in Mexico and performing in Romania by invitation from the Romanian government. Together, they produce an unparalleled sound, music that can speak to anyone’s soul. “I’ve seen the great guitar players up close and in person: Santana, Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan... Miguel De Hoyos is among these greats...” - Steve Dryden, Baja Breeze - B.C.N., MX

All shows start at 8PM, doors open at 7PM | Tickets: $20 Cafe/$18 Stadium • On Sale NOW

HELEN WELCH | FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017

Helen Welch is a critically-acclaimed vocalist whose live stage performances explore a diverse range of musical compositions, starting with the 1930s up through presentday. Whether she’s singing Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee and Sarah Vaughan, or Elton John, Sting and Randy Newman, Helen’s sophisticated vocals and humor leave audiences enchanted.

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The EnterAct Family Series Tickets: $10 Adult/$7 Children 12 & Younger • On Sale Now

ROBERT POST: POST COMEDY THEATRE | FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2017 Hilarious, poignant, and physically dazzling, this one-man variety show serves up a delightful entertainment feast. Post serves as his own witty master of ceremonies as his meticulously crafted sketches fill the stage with bumblers, dreamers, and cartoonish heroes of every stripe. You’ll roar with laughter and smile in amazement. “Post merits a place on anybody’s all-star team of the goofily gifted.” — The New York Times. All ages.

THEATREWORKS USA: THE LIGHTNING THIEF | FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017 Percy Jackson is about to be kicked out of boarding school...again. And that’s the least of his troubles. Lately, mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking straight out of the pages of Percy’s Greek mythology textbook and into his life. And worse, he’s angered a few of them. Zeus’s master lightning bolt has been stolen and Percy is the prime suspect. Adapted from the book “ The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan. “The Lightning Thief is an action-packed musical with heroic battles and mythological beasties.” — New York Post. Ages 10 and up.

THE NUTCRACKER Presented by Miami Valley Ballet Theatre Christmas Eve becomes a night of enchantment for little Clara and her magical Nutcracker Prince. Miami Valley Ballet Theatre blends a traditional approach with innovative style for a truly memorable evening.

Tickets: On Sale Now $15 / $10 Children 10 and younger

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9 SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10

7 pm

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11

2 pm

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2 pm 7 pm 2 pm & 7 pm


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THEATRE

ART IN MOTION

FAIRFIELD FOOTLIGHTERS | 2016-17 Season! SINGLE TICKETS NOW ON SALE, $15 ADULT / $13 SENIOR OR STUDENT

THE BOYS NEXT DOOR By Tom Griffen The place is a communal residence in a New England city where four mentally handicapped men live under the supervision of an earnest, but increasingly “burned out,” young social worker named Jack. Norman works in a doughnut shop and is unable to resist the lure of the sweet pastries; Lucien P. Smith has the mind of a five-year-old but imagines that he is able to be more; Arnold, the ringleader of the group, is a hyperactive, compulsive chatterer; while Barry, a brilliant schizophrenic who is devastated by the unfeeling rejection of his brutal father, fantasizes that he is a golf pro. Directed by Kevin Noll FRI, Feb 17

8 pm

FRI, Feb 24

8 pm

SAT, Feb 18

8 pm

SAT, Feb 25

8 pm

SUN, Feb 19

2 pm

SUN, Feb 26

2 pm

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Additional Material by Jay Reiss Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fastpaced wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. Directed by Heidi Schiller FRI, May 19

8 pm

FRI, May 26

8 pm

SAT, May 20

8 pm

SAT, May 27

8 pm

SUN, May 21

2 pm

SUN, May 28

2 pm

Tickets: On Sale November 14, 2016 $12 All Seats Presented by Art in Motion School of Dance This energetic and entertaining event is sure to delight anyone who has an appreciation for the art of dance and features performances from recreational and competition dancers, ages 2-18. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18 11 am, 1:30 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm

Production dates, times and ticket prices subject to change.

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Theatre

SPRING BALLET Presented by Miami Valley Ballet Theatre

Each spring, MVBT offers a classic ballet experience. Past performances include “Alice in Wonderland”, “Coppelia,” and “La Boutique Fantastique.” Production information to be announced on both Miami Valley Ballet Theatre and City of Fairfield websites. Production dates, times and ticket prices subject to change

FRIDAY, APRIL 21 SATURDAY, APRIL 22 SUNDAY, APRIL 23

Tickets: On Sale March 20, 2017 $15/$10 Children 12 & Under 7 pm 2 pm & 7 pm

2 pm

KITS Musical Theatre: Annie JR. Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, with a beloved book and score by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s evil machinations, finding a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. (60 minute version for young performers. Rated G.)

Tickets: On Sale March 6, 2017 $7 Adult /$5 Children 12 & Younger

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SUNDAY, MARCH 19

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Art

Harbin Park | Huffman Park | Marsh Lake

ART

COLOR INFUSION: THE ART OF MARY CALKINS

Opening January 7 through February 18 An early artist, Mary Calkins attended the Art Academy and studied with some of Cincinnati’s best artists. Mary began her work in watercolor but moved on to oils for greater color, blending and the ‘gutsy’ feel of canvas for her land and seascapes, still life, floral and occasional portraits. Her paintings come alive with color, vibrance and sparkle. Gallery Night Friday, January 6 from 6-8 pm with light refreshments

LET’S GO HIKING 3RD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH | 10:30 am — Noon | *FREE ALL AGES On the third Saturday of each month join us in one of our beautiful parks for a hike. INSTRUCTOR: Various

COURSE# SATURDAY NE48 NE49 NE50 NE51

HUEI CHI CONNALLY: TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL PAINTINGS Opening March 4 through April 8 Born in Taiwan, Huei Chi Connally taught Chinese language and culture at Cincinnati Public Schools for 21 years. Through practice, patience and passion, she won a competitive selection process for the Humanities fellowship to study Chinese folk arts at the National Central Art Institute in Beijing, China. Through her traditional oriental paintings, Huei Chi hopes to give people a chance to appreciate other cultures and inspire others to find and embrace their own creativity in the later stages of life.

Gallery Night Friday, March 3 from 6-8 pm with light refreshments

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LOCATION

JANUARY 21 WATERWORKS PARK Meet at Joe Nuxhall Pavillion FEBRUARY 18* HARBIN PARK Meet at the Overlook Stone Shelter MARCH 18 MIAMI-ERIE CANAL BIKE PATH Meet in the Parking Lot APRIL 22** HUFFMAN PARK Meet at First Shelter MAY 20 MARSH PARK Meet at First Shelter

* Bring your Dog. Hot Chocolate will be provided ** Earth Day - Fourth Saturday due to Easter Weekend

STARGAZING ALL AGES | AT HUFFMAN PARK The Cincinnati Astronomical Society invites you to look through their telescopes and get an up-close look at the moon, planets, and stars that fill the night sky. Please register for days you would like to attend.

COURSE# FRIDAY

TIME

FEE

NE5 NE6 NE7

8 pm 8:30 9 pm

*FREE *FREE *FREE

MARCH 24 APRIL 28 MAY 26

*All Free programs require registration. Please call 867-5348 to register today!

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PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN

AGES 6 & YOUNGER

Spots still available for the 2016-17 school year.

PreS.M.A.R.T.I.E.S. Ages 3–4 Year Olds Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 am–Noon Through Arts and Crafts, our Recreational/ Educational program will help teach your child to recognize letters, shapes and colors. All kids must be potty trained and 3 by December 31, 2016. For further information, contact Lori Haven at 896-8410 or lhaven@fairfield-city.org.

S.M.A.R.T.I.E.S. Social Studies/Science-Math-ArtReading-Together-In an-EducationalSurrounding

Ages 4–6 Year Olds Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 1–3 pm

ARTS & CRAFTS KIDS IN THE KITCHEN AGES 3 - 6 | INSTRUCTOR: Aimee Ehlen Preschoolers love to learn things when it involves hands-on activities and food. All food allergies must be listed at registration. CAC CHILDREN’S ROOM

MONDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #AC1 R/NR FEE

Jan 30 - Feb 13 10 - 11:30 am $40/$45

NOTE: THIS CLASS MAY USE FOOD CONTAINING NUTS.

PAJAMARAMA—NEW AGES 3 - 6 | INSTRUCTOR: Marcy Martin Wear your favorite Pajamas; bring your favorite Teddy Bear and blankie for a fun bedtime event full of stories, songs games and a bedtime snack. CAC CHILDREN’S ROOM

WEDNESDAY

WINTER B COURSE #AC10 R/NR FEE

Mar 1 & 8 6:30 - 7:30 pm $25/$30

CARS—NEW AGES 3 - 6 | INSTRUCTOR: Marcy Martin This workshop includes activities which include Lightning McQueen along with some of his friends. CAC CHILDREN’S ROOM

SATURDAY

SPRING COURSE #AC11 R/NR FEE

May 20 10 - 11:30 am $20/$25

Our Recreational/Educational program for 4 - 6 year olds is still taking enrollment for the 20162017 school year. All kids must be 4 or older by December 31, 2016. For further information, contact Lori Haven at 896-8410 or lhaven@fairfield-city.org.

Check out Winter Disc Golf for Preschoolers on Page 20

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PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN

PERFORMING ARTS DANCE STARZ BEGINNING DANCE & ACRO PROGRAM Taught by Jean Meyers, the Fairfield STARZ program runs from January - May, with a Spring Recital on Saturday, May 6th in the Community Arts Center Theatre. No class the weeks of 1/16, 2/20, and 4/17. Costume fitting will be on January 4th: • 6:30 pm- Beginning Ballerinas • 7:00 pm- Beginner Dance • 7:30 pm- Intermediate 1 and 2, Pre-Teen, Teen (none for Acro or Hip Hop classes) Costume money will be due at this time and ranges from $50-$65, depending on class and size. See registration receipt for details.

BEGINNING BALLERINAS

AGES 2 1/2 - 5

Students entering the world of ballet learn the basics of dance and movement, spend time at the ballet barre, and progress into floor work. Ballet shoes are required.

CAC DANCE/FITNESS STUDIO MONDAYS WINTER COURSE #PAD01 R/NR FEE

Jan 9 – May 1 10:30 - 11:15 am $120/$135

WINTER COURSE #PAD02 R/NR FEE

Jan 9 – May 1 11:45 - 12:30 pm $120/$135

PEE WEE BEGINNER ACROBATICS (ACRO) AGES 2 1/2 - 5 This class is a mini version of the acro. Basic tumbling skills include: backbends, cartwheels, hand/headstands, rolls and other acrobatic skills.

CAC DANCE/FITNESS STUDIO MONDAYS WINTER COURSE #PAD03 R/NR FEE

Jan 9 – May 1 11:15 - 11:45 am $75/$80

BEGINNER ACROBATICS (ACRO) AGES 5 - 12

This program is centered on fundamental acrobatic technique. Basic tumbling skills include: backbends, cartwheels, hand/ headstands, rolls and other acrobatic skills.

CAC DANCE/FITNESS STUDIO MONDAYS WINTER COURSE #PAD04 R/NR FEE

Jan 9 – May 1 4:15 - 5 pm $120/$135

PRESCHOOL/ KINDERGARTEN CLASSES for Ages 2 1/2 to 6

BEGINNER DANCE

AGES 4 - 6 This class works the basics of ballet, traditional dance, tap and jazz. Ballet and Tap shoes are required. CAC DANCE/FITNESS STUDIO MONDAYS WINTER COURSE #PAD05 R/NR FEE

Jan 9 – May 1 1- 1:45 pm $120/$135

WINTER COURSE #PAD06 R/NR FEE

Jan 9 – May 1 5 - 5:45 pm $120/$135

JUNIOR HIP-HOP AGES 5 - 8 Hip-Hop dance is high-energy and encompasses many of the classical dance styles, presented in a non-traditional format. Students learn rhythm, control, posture, and coordination with no suggestive music/movements.

PERFORMING ARTS MUSIC & THEATRE MUSIC & MOVEMENT AGES 5 - 8 | INSTRUCTOR: April Osborne Singing, playing music and creative movement are the focus of these classes. Each class centers on a different book that gets children using instruments and dancing. Every class makes a themed craft and/or brings home a special instrument. CAC THEATRE

WEDNESDAYS

THIS OLD BAND COURSE #PAT3 R/NR FEE JAMMIN’ IN THE JUNGLE COURSE #PAT4 R/NR FEE

Mar 1 5 - 6 pm $25/$30 Apr 12 5 - 6 pm $25/$30

CAC DANCE/FITNESS STUDIO WEDNESDAYS WINTER COURSE #PAD07 R/NR FEE

Jan 11 - May 3 5 - 5:45 pm $120/$135

FITNESS

GET UP GET MOVING INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Sneed Burn energy, improve gross motor skills, and exercise with ribbons, parachute, bean bags and much more. Don’t forget a water bottle and comfortable clothes. CAC BASEMENT STUDIO

THURSDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #FW1 R/NR FEE

Jan 12 - Feb 16 10:30 - 11:15 pm $38/$43

WINTER B COURSE #FW2 R/NR FEE SPRING COURSE # FW2 R/NR FEE

Mar 2 - Apr 6 10:30 - 11:15 pm $38/$43 Apr 20 - May 25 10:30 - 11:15 pm $38/$43

SING ALONG STORIES AGES 4 - 6 | INSTRUCTOR: April Osborne Each class centers on a different sing-along storybook that gets children singing and dancing. Every class makes a themed craft. CAC THEATRE

WEDNESDAYS

PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON COURSE #PAT5 R/NR FEE

Mar 1 10:30 - 11:30 am $15/$20

OVER THE RAINBOW COURSE #PAT6 R/NR FEE

Apr 12 10:30 - 11:30 am $15/$20

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WINTER/SPRING • www.Fairfield-City.org • 867-5348 CLASSES for Ages 2 to 6 CONT’D

EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE TIME 2 LEARN AGES 2 - 3 INSTRUCTOR: Marcy Martin Kids will be introduced to basic skills, concepts (shapes, numbers and colors) and socialization skills in a fun engaging way. An adult must stay with the child. CAC CHILDREN’S ROOM

WEDNESDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #ED4 R/NR FEE SPRING COURSE #ED5 R/NR FEE

Jan 11 - Feb 15 10 - 11 am $38/$43 Apr 26 - May 24 10 - 11 am $32/$37*

*5 WEEK SESSION

NOISY-CRASH, BANG BOOM—NEW

AGES 3 - 6 | INSTRUCTOR: Marcy Martin Kids will explore their creativity while using their senses. CAC CHILDREN’S ROOM

FRIDAYS

WINTER B COURSE #ED6 R/NR FEE

Mar 24 - Apr 7 10 - 11 am $30/$35

SPANISHFUN FOR PRESCHOOLER AGES 3 - 6 | INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Schulte Learn and practice Spanish in a fun and interactive way by using a mixture of songs, games, crafts, stories, written worksheets, toys/props, and quizzes. Classes are great for children with littleto-no Spanish exposure as well as those who are fluent or native in Spanish. No class 1/16. CAC CHILDREN’S ROOM MONDAYS WINTER A COURSE #ED1 R/NR FEE SPRING COURSE #ED3 R/NR FEE

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Jan 9 - Feb 13 2 - 2:45 pm $40/$45 Apr 24 - May 22 2 - 2:45 pm $40/$45

YOUTH/TEEN ARTS & CRAFTS

CLASSES for Ages 6 &up

WINTER “PAINTING WITH EASE”—NEW

SEWING 123

AGES 6 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Kate Toensmeyer Warm up this season with an art workout! Students will hone new creative skills each day as they create winterinspired artworks.

AGES 7 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Diana Pandl From button holes to zippers, zig zag to patterns. Learn how a swing machine works while creating a cool project. Project will be different from the fall class.

CAC ART STUDIO

SATURDAY

CAC CLASSROOM

THURSDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #AC13 R/NR FEE

Jan 7 & 14 10 am - Noon $40/$45

WINTER A COURSE #AC15 R/NR FEE

Feb 2 - 16 6:30 - 8 pm $45/$50

PRETEEN/TEEN INTRO TO POTTERY WHEEL AGES 10 - 17 | INSTRUCTOR: Kevin & Maggie Carpenter Students discover the potter’s wheel through demonstrations and one-onone instruction. No class 3/28. CAC ART STUDIO

TUESDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #AC7 R/NR FEE

Jan 10 - Feb 14 6 -8 pm $85/$90

WINTER B COURSE #AC8 R/NR FEE

Feb 28 - Apr 11 6 -8 pm $85/$90

SPRING COURSE #AC28 R/NR FEE

Apr 25 - May 23 6 -8 pm $70/$75*

*5 WEEK SESSION

YOUTH POTTERY WORKSHOP—NEW AGES 6 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Kevin & Maggie Carpenter Students create a Valentine Plate. CAC ART STUDIO

FRIDAY

WINTER A COURSE #AC14 R/NR FEE

Jan 20 6 - 8 pm $25/$30

CHILDREN’S POTTERY

AGES 6 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Kevin & Maggie Carpenter Various hand-building techniques are demonstrated for students to form their own functional and decorative pieces of art from clay. No class 3/27. CAC ART STUDIO

MONDAYS

WINTER B COURSE #AC12 R/NR FEE

Feb 27 - Apr 10 5:30 - 7:30 pm $85/$90

PARENT WITH CHILD WORKSHOP—NEW AGES 6 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Kevin & Maggie Carpenter Parent and child will have fun while the child makes and paints an animal. CAC CHILDREN’S ROOM

FRIDAY

WINTER B COURSE #AC16 R/NR FEE

Mar 3 6 - 8 pm $25/$30


YOUTH/TEEN

YOUTH CAKE DECORATING 123— NEW

SPANISHFUN FOR YOUTH

AGES 6 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Kate Toensmeyer This is a class designed for beginners who would like to learn a few basic cake decorating designs, enabling them to create relatively simple, though beautiful cakes.

Learn and practice Spanish in a fun and interactive way by using a mixture of songs, games, crafts, stories, written worksheets, toys/props, and quizzes. Classes are great for children with littleto-no Spanish exposure as well as those who are fluent or native in Spanish. No class 3/27

CAC CHILDREN’S ROOM

WEDNESDAYS

CAC CHILDREN’S ROOM

MONDAYS

WINTER B COURSE #AC17 R/NR FEE

Mar 15 - 29 6:15 - 8:15 pm $45/$50

FALL A COURSE #ED2 R/NR FEE

Mar 6 – Apr 10 6 - 6:45 pm $40/$45

EASTER CAKE—NEW AGES 6 - 12 | INSTRUCTOR: Lori Haven Learn to decorate a simple Easter cake to share with the family. CAC CHILDREN’S ROOM

THURSDAYS

SPRING COURSE #AC18 R/NR FEE

Apr 13 6:15 - 8 pm $25/$30

EDUCATION, TECHNOLOGY & SCIENCE KIDZ KLUB AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM KINDERGARTEN - 6TH GRADE Children in grades K – 6 can fill the afternoon gap with activities that enhance the mind, body and spirit. The Kidz Klub program incorporates a schedule of monthly activities that include group fitness, healthy snacks, field trips, creative arts and crafts, scheduled homework time and plenty of free play opportunities. Bus service is available for residents attending Fairfield South Elementary and parochial schools. Information packets are available at the Community Arts Center front desk. Registration is currently underway and space is limited. A deposit of $100 is required to reserve your child’s place. 2016 - 2017 SCHOOL YEAR

M-F

3 - 6 pm

$50/wk

HIP-HOP DANCE Hip-Hop dance is high energy and encompasses many of the classical dance styles, but is presented in a street or non-traditional format. Students learn rhythm, control, posture, and coordination through age-appropriate hip-hop choreography with no suggestive music/movements. JUNIOR HIP-HOP • AGES 5 - 8

CAC DANCE/FITNESS STUDIO WEDNESDAYS WINTER/SPRING COURSE #PAD07 R/NR FEE

Jan 11 - May 7 5 - 5:45 pm $120/$135

INTERMEDIATE HIP-HOP • AGES 8 - 12

PERFORMING ARTS DANCE STARZ DANCE & ACRO PROGRAM Taught by Jean Meyers, the Fairfield Starz Dance & Acro Program runs from January - May with the Spring Recital on Friday, May 5th and Saturday, May 6th in the Community Arts Center Theatre. No class the weeks of 1/16, 2/20, and 4/17. Costume fitting will be on January 4th: • 6:30 pm- Beginning Ballerinas • 7:00 pm- Beginner Dance • 7:30 pm- Intermediate 1 and 2, Pre-Teen, Teen (none for Acro or Hip Hop classes) Costume money will be due at this time and ranges from $50-$65, depending on class and size. See registration receipt for details.

BEGINNER ACROBATICS (ACRO) AGES 5 - 12 This program is centered on fundamental acrobatic technique. Basic tumbling skills include: backbends, cartwheels, hand/headstands, rolls and other acrobatic skills. CAC DANCE/FITNESS STUDIO MONDAYS WINTER/SPRING COURSE #PAD04 R/NR FEE

Jan 9 - May 1 4:15 - 5 pm $120/$135

CAC DANCE/FITNESS STUDIO WEDNESDAYS WINTER/SPRING COURSE #PAD08 R/NR FEE

Jan 11 - May 3 5:45 - 6:30 pm $120/$135

INTERMEDIATE DANCE I AGES 6 - 8 This combination class includes ballet and tap technique. Ballet and Tap shoes are required. CAC DANCE/FITNESS STUDIO MONDAYS WINTER/SPRING COURSE #PAD09 R/NR FEE

Jan 9 - May 1 5:45 - 6:30 pm $120/$135

CAC DANCE/FITNESS STUDIO WEDNESDAYS WINTER/SPRING COURSE #PAD10 R/NR FEE

Jan 11 - May 3 6:30 - 7:15 pm $120/$135

INTERMEDIATE DANCE II AGES 8 - 10 This class is designed to move beyond the fundamentals of basic dance, while refining skills and technique while developing strength, confidence and flexibility. Ballet and Tap shoes are required. CAC DANCE/FITNESS STUDIO

WEDNESDAYS

WINTER/SPRING COURSE #PAD11 R/NR FEE

Jan 11 - May 3 7:15 - 8 pm $120/$135

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PRE-TEEN DANCE AGES 9 - 12 This class focuses on faster, more intricate, footwork in tap while becoming more proficient in ballet and jazz movement and technique. Ballet and Tap shoes are required. CAC DANCE/FITNESS STUDIO

MONDAYS

WINTER/SPRING COURSE #PAD12 R/NR FEE

Jan 9 - May 1 6:30 - 7:15 pm $120/$135

TEEN DANCE AGES 13 AND UP Teens learn ballet, jazz and tap while developing confidence, mental concentration, physical coordination and grace. Ballet and Tap shoes are required. CAC DANCE/FITNESS STUDIO

MONDAYS

WINTER/SPRING COURSE #PAD13 R/NR FEE

Jan 9 - May 1 7:15 - 8 pm $120/$135

PRE-POINTE/ BEGINNER POINTE AND BALLET TECHNIQUE

Previous ballet experience required and students must be enrolled in Intermediate II, Pre-Teen or Teen Dance. Leather ballet slippers required. PRE-POINTE • AGES 10 AND UP BEGINNER-POINTE • AGES 11 AND UP (WITH INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION)

CAC DANCE/FITNESS STUDIO

WEDNESDAYS

WINTER/SPRING COURSE #PAD14 R/NR FEE

Jan 11 - May 3 4:15 - 5 pm $120/$135

Please don’t wait until the last minute to register for your or your child’s program. The decision to cancel a class due to low enrollment is usually made the week before a session begins. Registering late may mean the class has already been canceled.

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PERFORMING ARTS MUSIC & THEATRE MUSICAL THEATRE AGES 10 - 16 INSTRUCTOR: April Osborne Our children’s musical, Annie Jr., will be performed on March 17th, 18th and 19th and auditions will be held on Saturday December 17 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm (audition packets must be picked up at time of enrollment). Students must attend every class in order to participate in the final performance, including four mandatory evening dress rehearsals on March 13th, March 14th, March 15th, and March 16th. CAC THEATRE

SATURDAYS

WINTER/SPRING COURSE #PAT1 R/NR FEE

Jan 7 - Mar 11 9:30 am - 12:30 pm $175/$180

THEATRE A-Z AGES 7 - 11 INSTRUCTOR: April Osborne. Class uses theatre games to cover the basics of acting and rehearses for our production to be performed on May 11th. There will be no class on 3/14 or 3/28. Students must attend every class or be excused from class to perform in the final production, including two mandatory dress rehearsals on May 9th and May 10th from 5 to 7 PM. CAC THEATRE

TUESDAYS

WINTER/SPRING COURSE #PAT5 R/NR FEE

Feb 28 - May 2 5 - 6:30 pm $100/$105

FITNESS WINTER DISC GOLF

INSTRUCTOR: Sweetees Disc Golf Learn how to play disc golf and get ready for the summer! The goal of the game is simple: throw your disc into the basket in the fewest number of tries! Learn the rules of the game as well as different putting techniques. Practice discs supplied. No previous experience required. CAC BASEMENT

WEDNESDAYS

AGES 3 - 6 WINTER A COURSE #TBD R/NR FEE

Jan 25 - Feb 15 10 - 10:45 am $35/$40

AGES 6 - 12 WINTER A COURSE #TBD R/NR FEE AGES 55 PLUS WINTER A COURSE #TBD R/NR FEEE

Jan 25 - Feb 15 5 - 5:45 pm $35/$40 Jan 25 - Feb 15 12:15 - 1 pm $35/$40

AGES 3 - 6 WINTER B COURSE #TBD R/NR FEE AGES 6 - 12 WINTER B COURSE #TBD R/NR FEE AGES 55 PLUS WINTER B COURSE #TBD R/NR FEEE

Mar 8 - 29 10 - 10:45 am $35/$40 Mar 8 - 29 5 - 5:45 pm $35/$40 Mar 8 - 29 12:15 - 1 pm $35/$40


SPORTS CONTACTS

SPORTS CONTACTS Butler County Youth Hockey Association

www.butlercountyredhawks.com

Cincinnati Amateur Hockey Association www.cincinnatihockey.org

Civitan Girls Softball

Nancy White . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513-829-5163 fairfieldcivitan.org/girls-softball/

Fairfield Lacrosse Club (Boys and girls grades 3-12)

Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .laxinfo@fairfieldlax.org www.fairfieldlax.org

Fairfield SAY Soccer

Weather Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513-829-0974 fairfieldsayinfo@gmail.com www.fairfieldsoccer.org

Fairfield Select Soccer (FOSC)

Fairfield Family YMCA Basketball

Fairfield Family YMCA . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513-829-3091 www.gmvymca.org

Fairfield Youth Athletic Association (FYAA)

Troy Gooslin . . . . . . . . . fyaafootball@yahoo.com www.fairfieldyouthfootball.com

Fairfield Youth Baseball Association (FYBA)

Rain Out Hotline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513-829-7292 dave@fairfieldfyba.com www.fairfieldfyba.com

Fairfield Youth Cheerleading Association (FYCA)

fairfieldcheerleading@yahoo.com www.leaguelineup.com/fyca

Fairfield Youth Basketball Club

Terrence Mitchell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 513-623-4290 tomahawkbasketball@gmail.com www.leaguelineup.com/FYBC

Fairfield Youth Wrestling Club (FYWC) Dave Barden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .513-858-3071 www.fairfieldywc.com

Flag Football Fanatics Matt Brann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513-693-1686

Programs for Persons with Special Needs

Mike Russo . . . . . brrusso@fuse.net www.foscsoccer.com

FlagFootballFanatics@yahoo.com

Great Miami Rowing Cetner Kristina Latta-Landefield . . . . . . . . . . 513-892-4672 Director@greatmiamirowing.com www.greatmiamirowing.com

Butler County Challenger Baseball

Alan Lakamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513-737-8511 bcchallengerbaseball@gmail.com

Great Miami Rowing Center Beth Crenshaw . . . . . . . . . . 513-500-1930 bethlovesrowing@gmail.com www.greatmiamirowing.com

Great Miami Valley YMCA Adaptive Swim Lessons

Emily Morgan Crosby Fairfield Family YMCA .. . . . . . . . . . . 513-829-3091 emorgancrosby@gmvymca.org

The Joe Nuxhall Miracle League Fields

Tara Stroud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513-829-6899 tara@nuxhallmiracleleague.org www.nuxhallmiracleleague.org

Therapeutic Recreation for the Disabled, Inc.

Steve Smith (Adult Sports) Daytime 513-870-2963 Evening 513-939-1509 therapeuticrec@fuse.net Matt Reed (Adult Softball) Daytime 513-545-6533 hreed1@cinci.rr.com

TOP Soccer

Randy Corey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 513-588-4980 www.cincytopsoccer.com

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FAIRFIELD EVENTS DECEMBER Date

Day

Time

Location

Event

Dec 2 Dec 3

F Sa

7 pm 10 am & Noon

CAC Theatre Fairfield Lane Library

Miami Valley Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker Christmas Story Time with Santa

Dec 3 Dec 3

Sa Sa

10 am & Noon 1 - 4 pm

Fairfield Lane Library Elisha Morgan Mansion

Let’s Play: Minecraft A Victorian Christmas

Dec 3 Dec 3

Sa Sa

1 - 6pm 2 pm

Community Arts Center CAC Theatre

Light Up Fairfield: Holiday Market Miami Valley Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

Dec 3 Dec 3

Sa Sa

3 - 6 pm 7 pm

CAC, Village Green, Waterford CAC Theatre

Light Up Fairfield Miami Valley Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker

Dec 4 Dec 4 Dec 4 Dec 4 Dec 4 Dec 6 Dec 6 Dec 6 Dec 9 Dec 10 Dec 10 Dec 10 Dec 11 Dec 14 Dec 18 Dec 18 Dec 18 Dec 18

Su Su M M M T T T F Sa Sa Sa Su W Su Su Su Su

1 - 4 pm 2 pm 6 pm 6:45 pm 7:30 pm 6 pm 6:45 pm 7:30 pm 7 PM 9:30 & 11 am 2 pm 7 pm 2 pm 5 - 7 pm 11 am 1:30 pm 4 pm 7 pm

Elisha Morgan Mansion CAC Theatre CAC Art Gallery CAC Art Gallery CAC Art Gallery CAC Art Gallery CAC Art Gallery CAC Art Gallery CAC Theatre CAC Community Room CAC Theatre CAC Theatre CAC Theatre Arts Center Veranda CAC Theatre CAC Theatre CAC Theatre CAC Theatre

A Victorian Christmas Miami Valley Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker Bedtime Stories with Santa Bedtime Stories with Santa Bedtime Stories with Santa Bedtime Stories with Santa Bedtime Stories with Santa Bedtime Stories with Santa Miami Valley Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker Breakfast with Santa Miami Valley Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker Miami Valley Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker Miami Valley Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker Winter Farmers Market Art in Motion Dance: Jingle Bell Rock Art in Motion Dance: Jingle Bell Rock Art in Motion Dance: Jingle Bell Rock Art in Motion Dance: Jingle Bell Rock

JANUARY Date

Day

Time

Location

Event

Jan 11

W

3:30 - 6:30 pm

CAC Parking Lot

Community Blood Drive

Jan 11

W

5 - 7 pm

Arts Center Veranda

Winter Farmers Market

Jan 28

Sa

6 - 9 pm

CAC Community Room

Daddy / Daughter Dance

Jan 28

Sa

8 pm

CAC Theatre

One Stage: The Franz Klaber Orchestra

PUT ME UP. PULL ME OUT.


FEBRUARY Date

Day

Time

Location

Event

Feb 3

F

7 pm

CAC Theatre

EnterAct: Post Comedy Theatre

Feb 8

W

5 - 7 pm

Arts Center Veranda

Winter Farmers Market

Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 18

F F Sa

8 pm 8 pm TBD

CAC Theatre CAC Theatre CAC Art Gallery

Wine, Women & Song: Queen City Sisters Fairfield Footlighters: The Boys Next Door Macy’s Arts Sampler

Feb 18 Feb 19

Sa Su

8 pm 2 pm

CAC Theatre CAC Theatre

Fairfield Footlighters: The Boys Next Door Fairfield Footlighters: The Boys Next Door

Feb 24 Feb 25

F Sa

8 pm 8 pm

CAC Theatre CAC Theatre

Fairfield Footlighters: The Boys Next Door Fairfield Footlighters: The Boys Next Door

Feb 26

Su

2 pm

CAC Theatre

Fairfield Footlighters: The Boys Next Door

MARCH Date

Day

Time

Location

Event

Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 4 Mar 8 Mar 17

F Sa Sa W F

7 pm 6 - 8 pm 8 pm 5 - 7 pm 7 pm

CAC Theatre CAC Art Gallery CAC Theatre Arts Center Veranda CAC Theatre

EnterAct: The Lightning Thief Scotch Tasting Signature Sessions: Ronny Cox Band Winter Farmers Market KITS Musical: Annie, JR.

Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 21 Mar 25 Mar 25

F F T Sa Sa

7 pm 2 pm 4 - 7 pm 9 am 8 pm

CAC Theatre CAC Theatre Fire Station, 375 Nilles Waterworks Park CAC Theatre

KITS Musical: Annie, JR. KITS Musical: Annie, JR.. Community Blood Drive Fairfield Food Pantry 5K Walk/Run One Stage: Bob Cates, Comedy in Motion

APRIL Date

Day

Time

Location

Event

Apr 1 Apr 1

Sa Sa

9:30 pm 8 pm

Phalen Banquet Ctr / South Trace CAC Theatre

Breakfast with the Bunny One Stage: DePue De Hoyos

Apr 7 Apr 8 Apr 12 Apr 21 Apr 22 Apr 22 Apr 23

F Sa W F Sa Sa Su

8 pm 10:30 pm 5 - 7 pm 7 pm TBD 7 pm 2 pm

CAC Theatre Harbin Park Arts Center Veranda CAC Theatre Huffman Park CAC Theatre CAC Theatre

Wine, Women & Song: Helen Welch Easter Extravaganza Winter Farmers Market Miami Valley Ballet Theatre: Spring Dance Earth Day Miami Valley Ballet Theatre: Spring Dance Miami Valley Ballet Theatre: Spring Dance

Apr 29

Sa

8 pm

CAC Theatre

Signature Sessions: Juice Newton

AROUND TOWN


WINTER/SPRING • www.Fairfield-City.org • 867-5348

FUN SPACES Elisha Morgan Mansion at Gilbert Farms Park The Elisha Morgan Mansion is a wonderful learning opportunity for your school, scout or church group..

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Schedule a guided tour for your group and learn the history of the restored 1817 mansion. Call the Parks and Recreation Department at 867-5348 to schedule a group tour or if you are interested in renting the Mansion call for prices and availabilities. Allow two weeks notice in order to schedule guides for your event.

Fairfield Facilities Available for Rental Fairfield facilities offer a variety of venues to ensure the success of your event. Call 867-5438 for more information. The Community Arts Center, adjacent to the beautiful Village Green Park, provides accommodations for groups up to 180. The Phalen Center at the South Trace Golf Course provides a setting overlooking the golf course for groups up to 140. The historic Elisha Morgan Farm Mansion in Gilbert Farms Park provides a quiet location for smaller groups up to 45. During the warm summer months, the Fairfield Aquatic Center is available for rent after regular hours. Park Shelters may also be reserved for family events.

THANKS VOLUNTEERS

The City of Fairfield would like to thank all of the volunteers listed below for their service between August and October, 2016. Bingo – Dr. Stanley Goodman Community Arts Center Ushers – Deborah Boock, Carolyn Cassel, Jeanie DeLorenzo, Lee Goodwin, Linda Jones, Bob Kinner, Bob Schindler, Ruth Schindler, Mike Senger, Anna Sheyn, Laverne Strittholt Senior Lounge & 55 Plus Events – Ashley Baird, Jessica Boland, Morgan Elash, Pat Gutman, Donna Hart, Sydnie Hocter, Mildred Holland, Madison Moore, Darvin Mueller, Pat Ragland, Kelly Robertson, Emili Schappacher, Jerry Sharp, Jean Thomas, Mark Wagner, and Cammie Walters Groovin’ Grill – Greg LoBuono, Bob Kinner, Darvin Mueller, Rosa Reyes, Jerry Sharp, Mark Wagner Income Tax – Carolyn Cassel, Mary Roeder

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MISSION STATEMENT The mission of Fairfield Parks and Recreation is to enrich the quality of life for the citizens of the community, sustain the City’s natural resources and environment and provide broad based leisure activities, cultural opportunities, facilities and services for all ages.

PROGRAM CANCELLATION DUE TO INCLEMENT WINTER WEATHER POLICY At times, unforeseen circumstances can disrupt operations and force management to cancel programs. In making these determinations, Management Staff carefully considers the safety and security of the general public and department staff. CLASSES are defined as registered or dropin programs that are leader-directed and offered at a predetermined time. ACTIVITIES are self-directed programs or services that do not require registration. SCHEDULED EVENTS are defined as meetings, private rentals, theatre rentals, theatre productions and special events taking place at a facility during a predetermined time. CANCELLATIONS: The decision to conduct CLASSES during normal hours of operation will be made by 8 am whenever possible. The department will issue cancellation

announcements through its current media outlets, city website and signage at facilities. Information will also be available on the automated hotline at 896-8400. WHEN FAIRFIELD CITY SCHOOLS CLOSE: If Fairfield City Schools close due to inclement winter weather, all CLASSES offered through the Parks and Recreation Department/Fairfield Community Arts Center will be canceled until 4 p.m. The decision to conduct evening classes starting at 4 p.m. or later will be made by 2 p.m. Any CLASSES that are scheduled at a Fairfield City School location will be canceled for that evening as well. CLASSES that occur during a time period that school is closed for Winter Break or a Holiday will take place and follow the SCHEDULED EVENTS and ACTIVITIES guidelines. If facilities remain open, all SCHEDULED EVENTS and ACTIVITIES will occur as planned. Clients with SCHEDULED EVENTS may choose to cancel their events.

Mail Couriers – Veronica Craig, Fred Frey, Greg LoBuono, Darvin Mueller, Joan Sebastian, Nancy Trafton, Thomas Trafton Municipal Court – George Schwartz, Marian Tepe Village Green Events & Farm-R-Treat – Dyean Bareau, Maria Bevilacqua, Bradly Bronnor, Caleb Chorley, Amanda Coffman, Megan Covey, J. J. Even, Paige Harris, Donna Hart, Parker Hon, Kennedy Jarvis, A. Jostehaoff, Aisha Khan, Kirsten Kurtz, Aryssa Lane, Richelle Lane, Kaitlyn Ly, Madeline Ly, Melia Mazuk, Will Muth, Briana Ousley, Chyna Patton, Pat Ragland, Mariah Roberts, Maxwell Ropach, Marilyn Schlabach, Marilyn Seither, Anna Sheyn, Marian Tepe, Hutchie Thomas, Jean Thomas, Olivia Thomas, Arden Van De Hatert, Vanessa Veak, Samantha Wang, Spencer Yambrich Looking for volunteer opportunities with the City of Fairfield? Visit www.fairfield-city.org/volunteer for more information.

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS Administrative Offices 513/867-5350 Fax 513/867-6070 Aquatic Center (Summer) 513/939-2782 Fairfield Community Arts Center 513/867-5348 Fairfield Greens North Trace Golf Course 513/939-3741 South Trace Golf Course 513/858-7750 Marsh Lake Bait House 513/858-1685 Recreation Hotline 513/896-8400

PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD Doug Meece, Chair Dean Bruewer Dennis Miller Dale Paulus Debbie Pennington Mark Rice Leslie Besl

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ADULTS ARTS & CRAFTS OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING

AGES 18 & Up | INSTRUCTOR: Kate Toensmeyer Create art from our surroundings, exploring techniques in drawing, shading and composition. Students will learn the methods behind rendering believable three-dimensional works on paper.

Classes for Ages 18 &up

ADULT POTTERY AGES 18 & Up INSTRUCTORS: Kevin & Maggie Carpenter Classes are designed for beginners and intermediate students. The main focus is to develop your wheel-throwing, handbuilding, glazing, and decorating skills. Instructor works with each student at their individual level, while maintaining a fun and creative atmosphere. Fee includes all clay, glazes, and firings. No class 3/29.

CAC ART STUDIO

THURSDAYS

CAC ART STUDIO

WEDNESDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #AC23 R/NR FEE

Jan 5 - 19 1 - 3 pm $35/$40

WINTER A COURSE #AC19 R/NR FEE

Jan 11 – Feb 15 5 - 7 pm $100/$105

WINTER A COURSE #AC20 R/NR FEE

Jan 11 – Feb 15 7 - 9 pm $100/$105

WINTER B COURSE #AC21 R/NR FEE

Mar 1 – Apr 12 5 - 7 pm $100/$105

WINTER B COURSE #AC22 R/NR FEE

Mar 1 – Apr 12 7 - 9 pm $100/$105

SPRING COURSE #AC23 R/NR FEE

Apr 26 – May 24 5 - 7 pm $83/$88*

SPRING COURSE #AC24 R/NR FEE

Apr 26 – May 24 7 - 9 pm $83/$88*

ADULT CAKE DECORATING—NEW AGES 16 and Up | Instructor: Kate Toensmeyer This is a class designed for beginners who would like to learn a few basic cake decorating designs, enabling them to create relatively simple, though beautiful cakes. CHILDREN’S ROOM

TUESDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #AC25 R/NR FEE

Jan 10 - 24 6:15 - 8 pm $45/$50

*5 WEEK SESSION

WINTER PAINTING CANVAS STYLE

AGES 21 & Up | INSTRUCTOR: Kate Toensmeyer No experience needed. Start with a 16 x 20 canvas , and then instructor will walk you, step-by-step, through to create a masterpiece. Light appetizers included in the class fee. Wine, beer and soda available for purchase through the Cafe. CAC SENIOR LOUNGE FRIDAY WINTER/SPRING A COURSE #AC26 R/NR FEE

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Jan 27 6:30 - 8:30 pm $28/$33

BEGINNING WATERCOLORS—NEW AGES 18 & Up | INSTRUCTOR: Kate Toensmeyer Learn the basics of watercolor painting, focusing on rendering objects and scenes from nature. Brighten your winter with lively trees, flowers, and landscapes. CAC ART STUDIO

FRIDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #AC27 R/NR FEE

Feb 3 - 24 6:15 - 8:15 pm $45/$50

AFTERNOON PAINTING WITH KEVIN—NEW AGES 18 & Up | INSTRUCTOR: Kevin McCarty This is a class designed for beginners to learn how to paint. CAC ART STUDIO

THURSDAYS

WINTER B COURSE #AC29 R/NR FEE

Mar 2 - 23 1 - 3 pm $45/$50

HOMEMADE HEARTFELT CARDS FOR ALL OCCASIONS —NEW AGES 18 & Up | INSTRUCTOR: Jennifer Gilbert (“Stampin’Up! Demonstrator) Create nine all occasion cards including Birthday, Sympathy and Thinking of You (you make three of each). All paper is pre-cut so you stamp and assemble to create your cards. CAC CLASSROOM

TUESDAY

WINTER/SPRING COURSE #AC30 R/NR FEE

Mar 7 6 - 8 pm $22/$27


ADULT

COOKIE DECORATING—NEW AGES 18 & Up | INSTRUCTOR: Kate Toensmeyer Learn how to make Easter Cookie Cutouts and decorate them too.* CHILDREN’S ROOM

FRIDAYS

WINTER/SPRING COURSE #AC31 R/NR FEE

Mar 31 & Apr 7 6:30 - 8:30 pm $22/$27

* Some at-home baking required. Must supply own cookie sheet.

BEGINNING SWING DANCING

INSTRUCTOR: Carolyn Rollin Learn the basics into turns, spins, and much more. It might look challenging, but with a little info, you’ll be surprised at Students learn how to get photos to the how easy it can be. Smooth soled shoes computer, storage and printing options, a must and partners are required. working with old photos and getting them to digital format, and software CAC DANCE STUDIO FRIDAYS options. All Camera Types. WINTER Jan 27 - Feb 24 INSTRUCTOR: Jason Harville COURSE #PAD21 7:30 - 8:30 pm

BASIC DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

R/NR FEE

$55/$60

SOCIAL DANCE ADVANCED BALLROOM DANCING

CAC DANCE STUDIO WINTER COURSE #PAD20 R/NR FEE

FRIDAYS Jan 27 - Feb 24 6:30 - 7:30 pm $55/$60

INSTRUCTOR: Carolyn Rollin Have a wedding coming up soon? Learn the art of dancing with a partner and the basics of Fox Trot, Waltz, Tango and Slow Partner Dancing. Partners are required and smooth soled shoes are a must. CAC DANCE STUDIO WINTER COURSE #PAD22 R/NR FEE

CAC SENIOR LOUNGE

WEDNESDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #TE5 R/NR FEE

Jan 11 - Feb 15 6 - 7:30 pm $70/$75

MICROSOFT WORD— LEARN THE BASICS

DANCING FOR WEDDINGS

INSTRUCTOR: Carolyn Rollin All are welcome as long as you have been in this class before or have INSTRUCTOR permission. Partners required and smooth-soled shoes are a must.

EDUCATION & TECHNOLOGY

FRIDAYS Jan 27 - Feb 24 8:30 - 9:30 pm $55/$60

Do you want to know the ins and outs of the Microsoft Office Word 2010 program? This class covers the following topics: getting started with Word, text basics, formatting text, saving files, modifying page layouts, spelling and grammar, and printing. INSTRUCTOR: Jason Harville CAC SENIOR LOUNGE

WEDNESDAYS

WINTER B COURSE #TE3 R/NR FEE

Mar 15 - 29 6 - 8 pm $50/$55

ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Experienced photographers who own a Digital SLR or 35mm SLR Camera learn how aperture and shutter speed can create special effects. Understand how the camera operates in terms of composition controls, depth of field, and focal length. INSTRUCTOR: Jason Harville CAC SENIOR LOUNGE

WEDNESDAYS

SPRING COURSE #TE8 R/NR FEE

Apr 19 - May 24 6 - 7:30 pm $70/$75

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FITNESS

WINTER/SPRING Fitness Pass

Enjoy all of your favorite classes without the commitment at just $195 ($205 for Non-Resident) for Winter A&B and Spring Sessions. That is just over $3 per class*. Take any classes in Mind & Body, Strength & Core, Cardio, Fit Dance and 55+. The Pass gets you in to any of the classes listed above (class minimums/ maximums will apply). To better serve you as fitness pass holders, please indicate on the class form, given by front desk staff, of the eligible programs (up to 3 per session) you plan to attend on a regular basis (majority of the session) for Winter A/B and Spring session that DO NOT CONFLICT WITH EACH OTHER. Your class choices are included in the count towards keeping classes open or canceling them. The Pass expires May 27, 2017. Fitness Passes are nontransferable and non-refundable once first week of Winter Session has started. *If you take three classes per week.

DEMO CLASSES — FREE NIGHT

Are you looking for a new fitness class but don’t want to make the commitment without trying it out first? This is a perfect opportunity to try a few of our class offerings. Come and try one or all of these short class demonstrations. Classes are free but registration is preferred. TUESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2017 | *FREE CAC DANCE STUDIO

CLASS

TIME R/NR/ FEE

Gentle Fitness Indoor Cycling Barre Nia Babywearing Bootcamap Bootcamp

5:00 5:30 6:00 6:30

*FREE *FREE *FREE *FREE

7:00

*FREE

7:30

*FREE

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MIND & BODY ADVANCED PILATES INSTRUCTOR: JoBeth Yambrich A complete mat-based series of exercises that is aimed at the development of musculature and body awareness you need to support your spine. CAC DANCE STUDIO

TUESDAY/THURSDAY

WINTER A COURSE #FW19 R/NR FEE

Jan 10 - Feb 16 11:30 - 12:15 pm $48/$53

WINTER A COURSE #FW20 R/NR FEE

Jan 10 - Feb 16 5 - 5:45 pm $48/$53

WINTER B COURSE #FW21 R/NR FEE

Feb 28 – Apr 6 11:30 - 12:15 pm $48/$53

WINTER B COURSE #FW22 R/NR FEE

Feb 28 – Apr 6 5 - 5:45 pm $48/$53

SPRING COURSE #FW21 R/NR FEE

Apr 18 – May 25 11:30 - 12:15 pm $48/$53

SPRING COURSE #FW22 R/NR FEE

Apr 18 – May 25 5 - 5:45 pm $48/$53

NIA—NEW INSTRUCTOR: Joan Scanlon Nia is one of the latest trends in mind-body fitness. Class consists of choreographed movements that combine dance, martial arts, and yoga, promoting balance, flexibility, and strength. For all ages and abilities. CAC DANCE STUDIO WINTER A COURSE #FW90 R/NR FEE WINTER B COURSE #FW91 R/NR FEE SPRING COURSE #FW91 R/NR FEE

TUESDAYS Jan 10 - Feb 14 6 - 7 pm $35/$40 Feb 28 - Apr 4 6 - 7 pm $35/$40 Apr 18 - May 23 6 - 7 pm $35/$40

TAI CHI FOR HEALTH INSTRUCTOR: Barbara Miller A gentle, yet powerful form of exercise that combines fluid movements with energy circulation, breathing and stretching techniques. Improve muscle tone, balance and reduce stress. No class 1/16 CAC DANCE STUDIO

MONDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #FW7 R/NR FEE WINTER B COURSE #FW10 R/NR FEE SPRING COURSE #FW10 R/NR FEE

Jan 9 - Feb 13* 6:15 - 7 pm $38 Feb 27 – Apr 3 6:15 - 7 pm $45 Apr 17 – May 22 6:15 - 7 pm $45

*5 Week Session

CAC DANCE STUDIO

TUESDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #FW8 R/NR FEE WINTER B COURSE #FW11 R/NR FEE SPRING COURSE #FW11 R/NR FEE

Jan 10 - Feb 14 10:30 - 11:15 am $45 Feb 28 – Apr 4 10:30 - 11:15 am $45 Apr 18 – May 23 10:30 - 11:15 am $45


Fitness Programs (18 &ADULT Older)

YOGALATES

INSTRUCTOR: JoBeth Yambrich Combines the best of both worlds of Yoga and Pilates. The flexibility, balance and strength yoga has to offer and the core and body awareness Pilates helps to develop. CAC DANCE STUDIO

THURSDAYS

WINTER A Jan 12 - Feb 16 COURSE #FW15 6 - 7 pm R/NR FEE $42/$47 WINTER B Mar 2 - Apr 6 COURSE #FW16 6 - 7 pm R/NR FEE $42/$47 SPRING Apr 20 - May 11* COURSE #FW16 6 - 7 pm R/NR FEE $28/$33 *4 Week Session

CARDIO

YOGA Instructor: BevySue Hammons Designed to help align your body correctly while at the same time improving your breathing process, selfawareness, and providing a challenge to your body without intimidation. ELISAH MORGAN MANSION

WEDNESDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #FW13 R/NR FEE WINTER B COURSE #FW14 R/NR FEE SPRING COURSE #FW14 R/NR FEE

Jan 11 - Feb 15 6:30 - 7:30 pm $51/$56 Mar 1 - Apr 5 6:30 - 7:30 pm $51/$56 Apr 19 - May 24 6:30 - 7:30 pm $51/$56

INDOOR CYCLING — NEW NEW INSTRUCTOR INSTRUCTOR: Ann Colaco Indoor cycling is an amazing, low-impact, cardio workout on stationary bicycles. You are in control of your own workout while enjoying the energy and motivation of a group class. Each class consists of a warm-up period, a moderate to high intensity workout, and a cool down, all with fun and energizing music. Wear comfortable workout attire and bring a water bottle and towel. CAC DANCE STUDIO

TUESDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #FW29 R/NR FEE WINTER B COURSE #FW33 R/NR FEE SPRING COURSE #FW33 R/NR FEE

Jan 10 - Feb 14 12:30 - 1:30 pm $30/$35 Feb 28 – Apr 4 12:30 - 1:30 pm $30/$35 Apr 25 – May 30 12:30 - 1:30 pm $30/$35

Please don’t wait until the last minute to register for your favorite program(s). The decision to cancel a class due to low enrollment is usually made the week before a session begins. Registering late may mean the class has already been canceled.

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STRENGTH & CORE BODY STRENGTH & TONE

INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Sneed Whether you’re new to working out or a seasoned veteran this class is for you. You’ll work the major muscle groups of both your upper and lower body during this total body workout. No class 1/16. CAC DANCE STUDIO MONDAY/WEDNESDAY WINTER A COURSE #FW27 R/NR FEE WINTER B COURSE #FW28 R/NR FEE SPRING COURSE #FW28 R/NR FEE

Jan 9 - Feb 15 11 - 11:45 am $44/$49* Feb 27 - Apr 5 11 - 11:45 am $48/$53 Apr 17 - May 24 11 - 11:45 am $48/$53

BARRE —NEW

BOOTCAMP —NEW

INSTRUCTOR: Cassie Ruhlman This full-body workout, based on the concept of ballet, will help you to shape longer, leaner muscles, using a ballet barre and your own body weight. For all fitness levels. No ballet experience needed.

INSTRUCTOR: Ann Colaco Give your mid-week a boost. Challenge yourself with this fun, whole-body, calorie-blasting workout. Geared toward all fitness levels. Modifications are always offered for the beginner to the advanced.

CAC DANCE STUDIO

TUESDAYS

BABYWEARING BOOTCAMP —NEW

CAC DANCE STUDIO

WEDNESDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #FW70 R/NR FEE

Jan 10 - Feb 14 7:15 - 8:00 pm $35/$40

WINTER A COURSE #FW60 R/NR FEE

Jan 11 - Feb 15 Noon - 1 pm $35/$40

INSTRUCTOR: Ann Colaco Calling all Babywearing moms and dads. In this fun, interactive class we will use cardio, strength training and core work to get fit while making new friends. For all fitness levels.

WINTER B COURSE #FW71 R/NR FEE

Feb 28 - Apr 4 7:15 - 8:00 pm $35/$40

WINTER B COURSE #FW61 R/NR FEE

Mar 1 - Apr 5 Noon - 1 pm $35/$40

SPRING COURSE #FW71 R/NR FEE

Apr 18 - May 23 7:15 - 8:00 pm $35/$40

SPRING COURSE #FW61 R/NR FEE

Apr 26 - May 31 Noon - 1 pm $35/$40

CAC DANCE STUDIO

THURSDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #FW72 R/NR FEE

Jan 12 - Feb 16 12:30 - 1:15 $35/$40

WINTER B COURSE #FW73 R/NR FEE

Mar 2 - Apr 6 12:30 - 1:15 $35/$40

SPRING COURSE #FW73 R/NR FEE

Apr 20 - May 25 12:30 - 1:15 $35/$40

*11 CLASS SESSION

CAC DANCE STUDIO

TUESDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #FW80 R/NR FEE

Jan 10 - Feb 14 10:30 - 11:15 am $35/$40

WINTER B COURSE #FW81 R/NR FEE

FEB 28 - Apr 4 10:30 - 11:15 am $35/$40

SPRING COURSE #FW81 R/NR FEE

Apr 25 - May 30 10:30 - 11:15 am $35/$40

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FIT DANCE ZUMBA TONING INSTRUCTOR: Latoya Pitts In Zumba® Toning you will use rhythm and weights to sculpt your whole body, while having a blast. CAC DANCE STUDIO

SATURDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #FW39 R/NR FEE

Jan 14 - Feb 18 10:15 - 11 am $32/$37

WINTER B COURSE #FW40 R/NR FEE

Mar 4 - Apr 8 10:15 - 11 am $32/$37

SPRING COURSE #FW40 R/NR FEE

Apr 22 - May 27 10:15 - 11 am $32/$37


55 PLUS

55 PLUS Your connection to programs & activities for adults 55 years and better!

55 Plus Adult Recreation Leisure programs, trips, sports, fitness classes and many other services are provided for adults over 55. Detailed information on the special programs and monthly activities (Carry-In, Game Night, Ice Cream Social, Movies, and even coffee and donuts twice a month) is listed in the 55 Plus newsletter, available as an email or at the CAC. Sign up to receive the newsletter by stopping by the CAC or calling the Parks office at 867-5348.

The Senior Lounge Always open to adults 55 years and better, Monday through Friday, from 8 am - 9 pm and Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm. Parking spaces are located outside the Senior Lounge in the west parking lot, allowing for easier accessibility to the lounge. For More Information Contact: Stephanie Hocter Phone: (513) 896-8411 E-mail: shocter@fairfield-city.org Visit us on the Web: www.fairfield-city.org/55plus

CARDS & GAMES ACTIVITY

DAY

TIME

MAH JONGG PITCH HAND & FOOT PINOCHLE Wii BOWLING SHUFFLEBOARD 500 HEARTS BRIDGE TEXAS HOLD’EM HAND & FOOT VARIOUS CARD GAMES BINGO BRIDGE

M M T/F T T T/TH/F T W W W W TH/F TH

1 pm 1 pm 9:30 am 9:30 am 11 am 1 pm 1 pm 10 am 12:30 pm 1 pm 1 pm 1 pm 3 pm Noon

F

FITNESS & WELLNESS

GENTLE FITNESS—NEW

INSTRUCTOR: Ann Colaco Geared toward those that want to get moving and maintain or improve their fitness levels but are not physically up to some of the more rigorous classes. We INSTRUCTOR: Bonnie Fahl offer a gentle, slow-paced, low impact Low impact movement helps to increase experience. Benefits include improved your muscular strength, cardiovascular cardiovascular health, strength, flexibility, endurance and flexibility with the use of and balance that will help you in your light hand held weights and resistance daily activities. Plus we promise that you bands. No class 1/16 will have fun.

STRETCH, FLEX & MOVE

CAC DANCE STUDIO MONDAY/WEDNESDAY

CAC DANCE STUDIO

TUESDAY

WINTER A COURSE #FW53 R/NR FEE WINTER B COURSE #FW54 R/NR FEE SPRING COURSE #FW54 R/NR FEE

WINTER A COURSE #FW95 R/NR FEE WINTER B COURSE #FW96 R/NR FEE SPRING COURSE #FW96 R/NR FEE

Jan 10 - Feb 14 8:30 – 9:15 am $35 Feb 28 - Apr 4 8:30 – 9:15 am $35 Apr 25 - May 30 8:30 – 9:15 am $35

Jan 9 - Feb 15* 9:30 - 10:15 am $41 Feb 27 - Apr 5 9:30 - 10:15 am $45 Apr 17 - May 24 9:30 - 10:15 am $45

*5 1/2 Week Session

TAI CHI FOR HEALTH STAYING FIT INSTRUCTORS: Barbara Miller A gentle, yet powerful form of exercise that combines fluid movements with energy circulation, breathing and stretching techniques. Improve muscle tone, balance and reduce stress. No class 1/16 CAC DANCE STUDIO

MONDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #FW7 R/NR FEE WINTER B COURSE #FW10 R/NR FEE SPRING COURSE #FW10 R/NR FEE

Jan 9 - Feb 13* 6:15 - 7 pm $38 Feb 27 – Apr 3 6:15 - 7 pm $45 Apr 17 – May 22 6:15 - 7 pm $45

INSTRUCTOR: Michelle Sneed Have fun and move to music using light hand held weights, resistance bands and your own body weight for a gentle toning. All fitness levels are encouraged to attend. CAC DANCE STUDIO

TUESDAY/THURSDAY

WINTER A COURSE #FW51 R/NR FEE WINTER B COURSE #FW52 R/NR FEE SPRING COURSE #FW52 R/NR FEE

Jan 10 - Feb 16 9:30 – 10:15 am $45 Feb 28 - Apr 6 9:30 – 10:15 am $45 Apr 18 - May 25 9:30 – 10:15 am $45

*5 Week Session

CAC DANCE STUDIO

TUESDAYS

WINTER A COURSE #FW8 R/NR FEE WINTER B COURSE #FW11 R/NR FEE SPRING COURSE #FW11 R/NR FEE

Jan 10 - Feb 14 10:30 - 11:15 am $45 Feb 28 – Apr 4 10:30 - 11:15 am $45 Apr 18 – May 23 10:30 - 11:15 am $45

Check out Winter Disc Golf for 55 PLUS on Page 20

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2605 Augusta Boulevard Telephone: (513) 939-2782 E-Mail: aquatics@fairfield-city.org Website: www.fairfield-city.org/swimming Water-based activities for everyone includes an eight-lane lap pool, diving board, climbing wall, large swirling water slide, interactive water-play structure and sprayground. Be sure to check out our swim lessons, special events, concession stand and birthday party options for all of your summer fun needs. We value the safety of our customers. Jeff Ellis & Associates Certified Lifeguards and Instructors are on duty at all times.

2017 Opening Day Saturday, May 27

6440 RIVER ROAD Phone: (513) 858-1685 fishing@fairfield-city.org www.fairfield-city.org/fishing Thomas O. Marsh Park Fishing Lake is a natural spring fed lake with over 4,000 feet of accessible shoreline. Regularly stocked throughout the season, the lake is home to carp, catfish, crappie, bass, bluegill, northern pike, perch, trout, and walleye. The Bait House carries fresh live bait and your basic tackle needs. Beverages, snacks, and hot sandwiches are also available for purchase. Throughout the fishing season, Thomas O. Marsh Park Fishing Lake hosts special events including overnight fishing.

2017 Opening Day Friday, March 3

The Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department operates two golf courses that provide opportunities for golfers of all ages and skill levels. Fairfield Greens South Trace is a par 70 championship golf course that plays 6,246 yards with 5 par three holes, 10 par four holes and 3 par five holes. The course features bentgrass fairways, large undulating greens, numerous water hazards, and bunkers. Fairfield Greens North Trace is a fun and challenging executive nine-hole course. The 1,885 yards course is par 31, with 4 par four holes and 5 par three holes. Outings, tournaments, and weekly leagues are offered and available to the public.

SOUTH TRACE

NORTH TRACE

2200 JOHN GRAY ROAD FAIRFIELD, OH 45014 (513) 858-7750 • www.fairfield-city.org/golf

2605 AUGUSTA BOULEVARD FAIRFIELD, OH 45014 (513) 939-3741 • www.fairfield-city.org/golf

18 HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Fairfield Greens Gift Certificates are available for purchase year round at South Trace and the Fairfield Community Arts Center.

9 HOLE EXECUTIVE

2017 Opening Day Saturday, April 1


PART-TIME / SEASONAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES FAIRFIELD GREENS GOLF COURSES CART ATTENDANT Starting at $8.10/hr Must be 16 CASHIER Starting at $8.25/hr Must be 18 MAINTENANCE WORKER LABORER Starting at $8.50/hr Must be 18 FAIRFIELD AQUATIC CENTER LIFEGUARD Starting at $8.10/hr Must be 16 No experience necessary, however, must pass lifeguard training prior to hire. CASHIER Starting at $8.25/hr Must be 18 SUMMER CAMP LEADER Starting at $8.25/hr Must be 18 PARKS MAINTENANCE MAINTENANCE WORKER LABORER Starting at $8.50/hr Must be 18 MARSH PARK FISHING LAKE CASHIER Starting at $8.25/hr Must be 18 • • •

Flexible Shifts available. Must have valid driver license. Must pass pre-employment background and drug screenings.

Please visit Current Job Opportunities at www.fairfield-city.org to apply. For questions, please contact the Parks & Recreation Office at (513) 867-5348.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMS Chipping Program

The City of Fairfield Parks Department will be accepting limbs and brush on the second Saturday of the select months throughout the year. Dates for the Winter are December 10, March 11 and April 8 from 8 a.m. to Noon. Limbs and brush can be dropped off at the site on Groh Lane, past Waterworks Park. If you have any questions about the Chipping Program please fill free to call the Fairfield Parks Department at 867-5348.

Holiday Tree Recycling December 26th – January 6th Here’s a way to make your natural holiday tree useful after the holidays. Recycle your tree in the Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department’s Holiday Tree Recycling program. Through this program, trees are shredded to produce mulch used in the city’s parks and recreation system. Trees may be dropped off at Waterworks Park on Groh Lane from December 26 through January 6. A Christmas tree disposal corral will be set up in the Waterworks Park south parking area (the parking lot closest to River Road). Before leaving a tree, please be sure to remove all ornaments and tinsel.

Arbor Day Seedling Giveaway In celebration of Arbor Day, the Environmental Commission will distribute FREE tree seedlings during the Farmers Market on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. The City of Fairfield has achieved the status of Tree City USA for 21 consecutive years and would like you to help strengthen our urban forest by planting a seedling. The Farmers Market takes place at Village Green Park on Wessel Drive and is open from 4 pm to 7 pm.

Living Legacy Tree Program at Creekside Park

Creekside Park is located at 5225 Banker Drive

The City of Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department and the Environmental Commission is privileged to provide a unique opportunity to our residents who would like to plant a tree in honor of a family member, a special loved one, or for themselves. There are over 45 different species of trees to choose from and several different levels to pick from depending on what type of tree you select. A 30” x 24” cast bronze plaque is installed in a centralized area located by the benches in the middle of the grove at Creekside Park. The individual’s name will be added to the large plaque for recognition. For more information contact: Bob Schappacher, Facility Manager, Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department bschappacher@fairfield-city.org, or (513) 896-8430

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REGISTRATION REGISTRATION FOR 2017 WINTER/SPRING PROGRAMS OPENS FOR RESIDENTS ON NOVEMBER 15 (REGISTRATION FOR NON-RESIDENTS BEGINS ON NOVEMBER 17 )

Program registration is accepted at the Parks and Recreation office in the Community Arts Center at 411 Wessel Drive. Fees must be paid at the time of registration. Walk-In Registration All registrations take place at the Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department Office in the Community Arts Center at 411 Wessel Drive. Walk-in registration is available on weekdays from 8 am to 9 pm and on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm.

Telephone Registration Registration may be made by calling 867-5348 during office hours. Payment for telephone registration must be made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Programs often fill quickly, so plan to register early. Note that the Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel any class due to poor registration. Cancellations will be announced on the Wednesday prior to the start of each new session.

REFUND & TRANSFER POLICY ■■Full refunds will be issued ONLY if the Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department cancels the program or activity.

■■Refunds will not be given if requested less than 7 days

prior to the day a program or event is scheduled to begin.

■■All program and activity refunds will be assessed a $5 Program/Processing Fee.

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Program/Processing Fee, unless the change is initiated by the Parks and Recreation Staff.

■■Exceptions: Participant moves from the Fairfield area

before the program begins (proof of move must be presented). Participant becomes ill (must be a doctor’s statement). Exceptions are still subject to the $5 Program/Processing Fee.

■■A charge of $25 will be assessed on all returned checks.


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2017 Board and Commission Openings — Volunteers Needed Fairfield’s boards and commissions are comprised of individuals who volunteer their time to assist the City in a variety of ways. Applications will be available in January 2017 for vacancies on the following boards and commissions. Applicants for these non-compensated, volunteer positions must reside in the City of Fairfield. Beginning January 1, 2017 information and applications will be available online at www.fairfieldcity.org or at the Fairfield Municipal Building, 5350 Pleasant Avenue. Any questions regarding these open positions should be directed to the Clerk of Council at 513/867-5383. Board of Zoning Appeals Five year term of office The Board of Zoning Appeals reviews requests for variances to the zoning code. Variances may include setbacks, increased signage and no-conforming authorizations. The primary responsibility of the board is to interpret the provisions of the Fairfield zoning code and to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement or decision of determination by an administrative official in the enforcement of such codes. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 6 PM. Civil Service Commission Three year term of office The Civil Service Commission of the City shall administer the Civil Service provisions of the general laws of Ohio for the classified employees of the City

and school district. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 6 PM. Cultural Arts Advisory Commission Three year term of office The Cultural Arts Commission serves as an advisory group to the Fairfield Parks and Recreation Board, dedicated to the promotion of cultural arts activities within the City of Fairfield. The CAAC assists in informing the public of arts activities, the solicitation of available grants for arts programming, and exploring cultural arts opportunities for the City of Fairfield. Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. Design Review Committee Two year term of office The purpose of the Downtown District is to provide for a high quality, secure, visually interesting, architecturally integrated, comfortable and convenient environment that can attract a high volume of pedestrian activity in a strong cultural, institution, office and commercial presence. The Design Review Committee reviews plans that a submitted in the Downtown District to assure that objectives of the City’s Design Guidelines are achieved. Meetings are held the third Thursday of each month at 4 PM. Environmental Commission Three year term of office The City of Fairfield Environmental Commission serves as an advisory body to the City of Fairfield Parks

and Recreation Board for the purpose of promoting Environmental Stewardship and maintaining and increasing the amount of tree cover on public and private land in Fairfield by coordinating, initiating and publicizing activities that affect the Community Forest and Community Environmental Resources. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 6 PM. Parks & Recreation Board Three year term of office Duties of the Parks and Recreation Board include determining programs and activities regarding parks and recreation, authorization of monies and the awarding of contracts for the operation and maintenance of the City’s parks and recreation programs, the adoption of rules and regulations and systems of streets, boulevards, or parkways as the Board believes to be in the best interest of the efficient and orderly use and operation of the City’s parks and recreation areas. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Planning Commission Four year term of office Authorization of plans and maps, development of and modifications to the comprehensive plan, location and character of public utilities, the use of land and the zoning thereof, subdivision and other land development regulations, and development, redevelopment and renewal of the City. Meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6 PM.

The Heroin Epedemic….Did You Know? The Fairfield Opiate Taskforce seeks to educate members of the community regarding the facts and warning signs of potential opiate/opioid addiction.

Access to prescription opioid drugs, which may seem innocuous, may lead to experimentation and eventual heroin addiction.

Know the signs of opioid abuse or addiction: • Sudden, dramatic weight loss. • Changes in expected emotional response and rapid mood swings. • Dramatic changes in sleep behavior • Constipation without reasonable explanation. • Small or pinpoint pupils. • Unexplained missing personal items or money.

These include, but are not limited to, the following: • Hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet • Hydromorphone (Dilaudid) • Oxycodone (OxyContin, Percodan, Percocet) • Morphine • Methadone • Codeine • Fentanyl (Duragesic) • Meperidine (Demerol)

Know the symptoms of opioid overdose: • Bluish nail beds and lips, pale or grayish skin tone. • Noisy and irregular breathing, respiratory arrest and/or cardiac arrest.

When taken as prescribed for short durations and in appropriate dosages, opioid painkillers can be safe and effective. Prescribed pain medication should only be used by the person to which it is prescribed and should be secured. Unused and unwanted medications should be disposed of properly. The Fairfield Police

Department offers a prescription drop box within its lobby that is available to residents 24 hours a day. If you, or someone you know, need assistance with opioid addiction or have questions, please contact the Butler County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery Service Board at 1-844-427-4747. The Fairfield Opiate Taskforce is made up of members from the Fairfield Fire Department, the Fairfield Police Department, the City Manager’s office and other community leaders/advocates. Councilmember at Large Bill Woeste is the Council Representative. Winter 2016-17

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Mack Water Tower Improvements

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airfield’s Public Utilities Department and its contractor, Horizon Brothers, finished painting the Mack Road water tower both inside and out. This project is part of the City’s ongoing capital improvement program aimed at maintaining and preserving critical assets.

Harbin Park Improvement Project

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he staff of the Parks and Recreation Department have been leading community meetings along with representatives from Brandstetter Carroll, Inc. about a master plan of improvements to Harbin Park. Brandstetter is the company that has been retained by the City to design the improvements. Residents are encouraged to frequently visit a website hosted by MySidewalk at www.harbinpark.mysidewalk.com to share ideas and suggestions, read updates, and review and comment on the plan. William Harbin Park opened in the 1970’s at 1300 Hunter Road and covers approximately 230 acres. It offers a variety of recreational opportunities including a scenic overlook, picnic shelters, playgrounds, sledding hill, bike/hike paths, mountain bike trails, nature trails, tennis/pickle ball courts, basketball courts, disc golf and large natural expanses.

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ssistant City Manager Greg Preece visited with students and their teacher Megan Collins from Bobbie B. Fairfax School on a recent school visit to Joe Nuxhall Miracle Field. Fairfax School is operated by Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services. Check out more pictures from the student’s day at the field on the Fairfax Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FairfaxFalconMasterpieces.

Race for Global Water in August at Waterworks Park

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Leaf Collection In Progress

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ree leaf collection is in process according the schedule listed below. Please place leaves in rows or piles between the curb and sidewalk or adjacent to the street in areas not having a curb or sidewalk.

Please do not place leaves in the street, as gutters and storm sewers can become blocked and cause localized flooding during moderate to heavy rainfall. Please help make the collection program run as smoothly as possible by raking your leaves between the curb and sidewalk, or in areas without a curb, adjacent to the street. Also, please do not park in front of or near the piles between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. as the trucks/equipment cannot reach them. Those piles will be left until the next scheduled collection week. Residents who have a small amount of leaves, or who do not wish to participate, may find it more convenient to bag their leaves and place them curbside for pick-up on the regular trash collection day. Do not place grass clippings, sticks, limbs or brush in with leaves. These can clog and damage equipment and injure workers. Leaves will be collected on the following tentative schedule: Streets WEST of Pleasant Ave. • November 7 thru November 11 • November 28 thru December 2 • December 19 thru December 23

Streets BETWEEN Pleasant Ave. & Winton Rd. • November 14 thru November 18 • December 5 thru December 9 • December 26 thru December 30

Streets EAST of Winton Rd. • November 21 thru November 25 • December 12 thru December 16 • January 2 thru January 3

Due to the large volume of leaves, crews may run behind schedule at times. Please still have leaves raked to the curbside by the posted dates. Additional information will be with residents’ utility bills, on the City’s social media sites Facebook, Twitter, and Next Door, and on the website at www.fairfield-city.org.

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he City recently replaced old radar speed trailers with radar signs. The purpose of these LED signs is to alert drivers to their current speed and encourage them to drive the speed limit. Features: • Easier to set up and move than the old trailers • Collect speed data for traffic engineering purposes only. No speeding tickets are issued because of these signs. • Signs will continue collecting speed data even if speed isn’t displayed. • Drivers do slow down when the speed is displayed. • Put in new location every two weeks.

NOW HIRING Part-Time Firefighter/EMT/Paramedics (All 24 hour shifts) The City of Fairfield Fire Department is currently hiring State of Ohio Certified Firefighter / EMT / Paramedics. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age with a High School Diploma or GED; must be a citizen of the United States; must have a valid driver’s license with good driving record; hold a current Ohio Firefighter I or II Certification; hold a current Ohio EMT_B or EMT-Paramedic Certification. Shifts will be 24 hours in length and will include weekends on assigned unit day. Successful applicants will be limited to 1,500 scheduled work hours per year. Candidates must be able to pass a physical agility test, background investigation, preemployment physical, and drug screen. Pay range: $16.00 - $18.12 hourly. Applications can be found on our website at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/fairfieldoh EOE\ADA

You’re Invited PUBLIC MEETINGS Regularly Scheduled Meetings Held at the Fairfield Municipal Building 5350 Pleasant Avenue: City Council 2nd & 4th Mondays at 7 pm Planning Commission 2nd & 4th Wednesdays at 6 pm Board of Zoning Appeals 1st Wednesday of each month at 6 pm Civil Service Commission 2nd Thursday of each month at 6 pm

Held at the Community Arts Center 411 Wessel Drive: Parks & Recreation Board 3rd Tuesday of each month at 6 pm Environmental Commission 1st Wednesday of each month at 6 pm Cultural Arts Advisory Commission 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm

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Snow Removal Tips

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s winter approaches, the Public Works Department would like to remind you how you can help with snow removal operations on City streets. Following these tips can help our drivers clear roadways more efficiently: 1. When snow is predicted, please move your vehicles to offstreet parking if available. This makes it easier for crews to get trucks through neighborhoods in a quick and safe manner. 2. If off-street parking is unavailable, please park vehicles as close to the curb as possible. If side mirrors are able to be pushed in, please do so. 3. Our goal is to clear streets from curb to curb. This means snow has to go off the side of the road or into the right-ofway area (which includes driveway aprons). To save yourself effort, and if possible, wait until street crews have plowed your street before shoveling your apron. 4. When using a snow blower and/or when shoveling your driveway, please do not put the snow in the street. 5. Each truck has blind spots; do not assume our driver can see you. It is recommended that you stay at least 100-feet

back from salt trucks and to never pass a snow plow or salt truck. 6. The City is unable to take requests for streets to be plowed. City roadways are divided into zones and priority thoroughfares. This system has proven to be most efficient for moving traffic through the City and is not able to be modified based on requests. 7. For more information about the City’s snow removal procedures and zones, visit the Public Works page at: www.fairfield-city.org/publicworks/snowremoval.cfm Please remember that the workers clearing the streets are doing the best they can for you. Any assistance you can provide is greatly appreciated.

2017 Observed Holidays Monday 01/02/17 New Year’s Holiday Monday 01/16/17 Martin Luther King Day Monday 02/20/17 President’s Day Friday 04/14/17 Good Friday Monday 05/29/17 Memorial Day Tuesday 07/04/17 Independence Day Monday 09/04/17 Labor Day Monday 10/9/17 Columbus Day Thursday 11/23/17 Thanksgiving Day Friday 11/24/17 Thanksgiving Holiday Monday 12/25/17 Christmas Day Tuesday 12/26/17 Christmas Holiday Monday 01/01/18 New Year’s Day

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To Shovel or Not to Shovel? debate rages on. Does a homeowner face a lawsuit BECAUSE he shoveled his snow and Tfor hesomeone slipped? Or is there greater legal liability NOT shoveling a walkway thereby causing someone to slip and fall?

There are not firm and final guidelines about legal liability for shoveling or not shoveling snow from sidewalks in Ohio. A lawsuit could be filed either way arguing a homeowner should have done something differently. Only a court can determine negligence on a case by case basis. By ordinance, Fairfield residents are required to keep walks clear of snow and ice, according to Chapter 909.01(c) of the Fairfield Codified Ordinances. Of course, property owners are not expected to brave the elements during the height of a snow storm to constantly clear walks, but a reasonable effort after the storm passes is expected. If it is impossible to remove all the snow and ice, reasonable effort should be made to cover slippery areas with salt, ashes, sand or even kitty litter to help pedestrians safely travel over sidewalks.


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Winterize Your Home N ow is the perfect time to take steps to prepare your house and yard for winter. Here are a few tips to help.

YARD Now that the leaves have fallen and hopefully been raked, it is a good time to fertilize and aerate the lawn. In flower beds, prune back perennials, clear away leaves and dead plants, rake the soil, aerate and then mulch. This will give the beds a clean look for winter and will prepare the soil for spring planting. If you have a pool, add a winterizing chemical, lower the water to a level below the skimmers, blow water out of the lines that could freeze, drain the pump and filter, and cover the pool with a secure cover. Air pillows under the cover will help keep water and ice from accumulating on top of the cover.

patio cover, make sure it is removed or in the closed position before the first snow. WINDOWS & DOORS Most homes in Fairfield have modern aluminum or vinyl, double-glazed windows. However, we also have many older homes, apartments and trailers with single-glazed and leaky windows. A high percentage of your winter heating costs are caused by door and window leaks. Check all your windows to make sure they seal tightly when closed. Depending on the window type there can be

If you have moss starting to grow on the shady side of your roof, you can kill it by spraying it with a water mixture with some bleach or TSP powder. TSP is trisodium phosphate and can be found at your local hardware store. If you have an old patio cover, now may be the time to either repair or upgrade. There is a danger of it collapsing, especially during a wet and heavy snow. Consider that an average patio cover may have thousands of pounds of snow in January or February. If you have a fabric

If you have fireplaces or gas-burning equipment like gas water heaters or a gas furnace, a carbon monoxide detector is a great idea. These are not required by the building code, but have saved many lives. HEATING SYSTEM AND WATER HEATERS For every degree you lower your thermostat you will save between one and three percent on your heating bill. While many conventional water heaters are set to 140 degrees by installers, most households don’t need that level. Lowering the temperature to 120 would reduce your water heating costs by six to 10 percent.

Remove your garden hose, drain it and store it inside. Then turn off the spigot from the inside, and open the outside to allow water to drain. ROOFS Please be careful when cleaning gutters. This task is best done now after the leaves have all fallen but before ice starts to form in the gutters, but it can be dangerous. Consider hiring a handyman or lawn service company to do this work if you are uncomfortable climbing high ladders. Even if you have gutter guards, these often get clogged or partially removed by debris and wind.

when you check that your smoke detectors are working. Change the batteries and clean any dust out of the cover.

many different types of weather-stripping. You can also apply a latex or rubber cement type caulk to the gaps around the sash. This caulk can be removed in the spring when the weather warms again. FIREPLACE & CHIMNEY If you have a wood burning fireplace that you use often, you should schedule a chimney sweep to clean the flue and check the chimney for safety. They will check the rain cap and insect screens and the masonry and damper. Most people don’t realize that a chimney sweep can also inspect and clean a gas fireplace. If you have a direct-vent type fireplace that is near the ground, you can inspect this yourself to make sure that no birds have built nests in the vent outlet. SMOKE & CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTOR Make this one of the two times during the year

PREVENT PLUMBING FREEZES Pay less for hot water by insulating pipes. This can also decrease the chance of pipes freezing. Check to see if your pipes are warm to the touch. If so, they are good candidates for insulation. You can get pre-slit pipe foam at most hardware stores. Cut it to size and fasten in place with duct tape. Ideally, choose the insulation with the highest R-value practical, which is a measure of its heat-blocking power. Pipe insulation is often R-3 or, for batt styles that you wrap around the pipe, a higher heat blocking power R-7. 77 Remove all garden hoses from outside faucets and drain 77 Locate your water main shutoff in case you need to shut it off in an emergency 77 Leave your heat set at 55 degrees if you go on vacation PREPARE AN EMERGENCY KIT Store bottled water, non-perishable food, blankets, flashlights, candles and matches and a first aid kit in an easy-to-access and dry location. If you have pets, also consider their needs.

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B i t s a n d P i e c e s FA I R F I E L D F LY E R Public Works and Public Utilities Receive Prestigious Re-Accreditations

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ur Public Works and Public Utilities Departments have earned re-accreditation through the American Public Works Association (APWA), effective Sept. 1. APWA is a not-for-profit, international organization of over 29,000 members involved in public works. Among other duties, the APWA oversees an agency accreditation program which evaluates participating agencies against nationally-recognized “best practice” standards. In July, an audit team from APWA including public works and public utilities professionals from North Carolina, Nebraska and Missouri visited Fairfield facilities to conduct a reaccreditation review. Our Public Works Department was first accredited in July 2004 and re-accredited in Oct. 2008 and 2012. Our Public Utilities Department was first accredited in Oct. 2012.

This accreditation recognizes agencies that go beyond the requirements of management practices established in the public works and public utilities industry, as contained in the APWA Public Works Management Practices Manual. Both Departments have met all applicable accreditation documentation and practices over time. “This shows that we have dedicated ourselves to improvement and in-depth self-assessment of department policies, procedures and practices,” said David Butsch, Public Works Director. “It shows that our staff are committed to excellence in providing programs and services that contribute to making Fairfield a great city.” “Our goals are to protect human health and safety, prevent water pollution, and provide exceptional customer service,” said Public Utilities Director Adam Sackenheim.

“Accreditation is an extra level of assurance to residents and businesses that we are running an efficient and forwardlooking utility.” Fairfield’s Public Works is the 20th department and Public Utilities is the 81st department nationally to be accredited. Only three other departments in Ohio are accredited - Dublin, Union Township and Westerville. Accreditation Manager Nick Castellini oversees Fairfield’s accreditation work. The Works Department is responsible for City roads, bridges, traffic, snow removal, and storm water, among other things. The Public Utilities Department is responsible for water and sanitary sewer services for a population of roughly 44,000.


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