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FALL 2021

NEWS AND ACTIVITIES FOR MASON AND DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP

RATED AMONG BEST IN DIVERSITY & BUILDING TALENT CITY OF MASON

FALL COMMUNITY EVENTS

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP

SIGNS OF STROKE TRIHEALTH

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

Mayor Kathy Grossmann

Tony Bradburn Council Member

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

Vice Mayor Michael Gilb

Ashley Chance Council Member

Diana K. Nelson Council Member

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

TJ Honerlaw Council Member

Joshua Styrcula Council Member

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

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

Kristin Malhotra President

Lelle Lutts Hedding Vice President

Jim Siciliano Trustee

Dan Corey Fiscal Officer

Administrator Eric Reiners 513.701.6974 erein@deerfieldtwp.com Planning & Zoning Director Samuel Hill 513.701.6964 shill@deerfieldtwp.com Parks and Recreation Director Joel Smiddy 513.701.6975 jsmiddy@deerfieldtwp.com Public Works Director Billy Highfill 513.701.6978 bhigh@deerfieldtwp.com

Fiscal Officer Dan Corey 513.701.6971 dcorey@deerfieldtwp.com President Kristin Malhotra 513.770.2382 kmalhotra@deerfieldtwp.com Vice President Lelle Lutts Hedding 513.770.2380 lhedding@deerfieldtwp.com Trustee Jim Siciliano 513.760.4058 jsiciliano@deerfieldtwp.com

A joint publication of the City of Mason and Deerfield Township, Ohio, in partnership with TriHealth and Mason City Schools. City of Mason Administrative Offices 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, OH 45040 513.229.8510 | administration@masonoh.org www.imaginemason.org

Deerfield Township Administrative Offices 4900 Parkway Drive, Suite 150, Deerfield Township, Ohio 45040 513.701.6958 l info@deerfieldtwp.com www.choosedeerfield.com

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n September 11, 2021, I encourage all residents to pause and remember the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our country. A series of four coordinated terrorist attacks resulted in 2,977 fatalities, over 25,000 injuries, substantial longterm health consequences, and at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. It remains the deadliest terrorist attack in human history and the single deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in the history of the United States. Many communities, including Mason experienced loss. This tragic event brought us together as a community and as a country. There was respect for emergency service personnel and their families. People were genuinely friendly and there was a tremendous display of kindness. The COVID-19 pandemic sent most of us to our homes and created different challenges. However, while we were at

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home with family, emergency service personnel remained on the front lines protecting our safety and security and responding to calls for emergency services. We became isolated around our immediate family. We distanced ourselves from others and our masks hid friendly faces and smiles. Unlike the attacks of 9/11, the pandemic often tore families, friends and neighbors apart. Our focus was on our own isolation and we suddenly, as a country, became less kind. Maybe this year the 20th anniversary of 9/11 will remind us all of a time when we were united in concern for the country. The concern wasn’t led by politics but rather by individual citizens united together— one cause; one country. Our friendly faces and smiles can now be seen again. Social distancing is not mandated. This year, more than ever, I hope we all stand together, united as one community and country, as we reflect upon the events of 9/11 and a time when as a country we were genuinely friendly and kind.


Lelle Hedding Trustee

Deerfield Township is Open!

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eerfield Township is open for business, events, and fun and we couldn’t be more excited to see people returning to our parks, workplaces, and shops. This fall, we have a lot of exciting events and opportunities that we hope you will join us for. These include Movies in the Park, Concerts in the Park, Deerfield Handmade Markets, Touch-a-Truck, and Treat Street. More events and gatherings are listed later on in this issue of Center Point and a full list can be found on our Parks and Recreation website www.deerfieldrec.com. Outside of our events, our parks themselves are spectacular places to gather, reflect, exercise, and play. They offer a variety of activities including archery, baseball, basketball, tennis, pickleball, soccer, playgrounds, walking/running trails, and open spaces. We also have community gardens where residents can reserve plots to grow flowers and vegetables. Recently, our staff has worked diligently to made several upgrades throughout our parks to further enhance the experiences for our residents and community. They include an upgraded dog park and playground equipment at Schappacher Park and the addition of a rain garden at Roberts Park. At Kingswood, we have the pavilion, which opened in 2019, which serves as a wonderful shelter for families and friends to connect as well as host events including the

weekly Farmers Market. We also worked with the Cincinnati Nature Center to install pollinator gardens along the pathways and a 2.5 acre natural prairie on the northern portion of the park, improved the walkability by adding a crosswalk across Innovation Way, and partnered with the Ohio River Foundation to remove invasive plant species. Additional improvements and information is also featured in a separate article here or again can be found by visiting www.deerfieldrec.com. Outside of our parks, we also created a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA) in partnership with Deerfield Towne Center. This designation encourages people to come out to the Towne Center, visit the participating businesses, and stay for entertainment. Through the attraction of additional people and encouraging them to stay, we can increase the patronage at the local restaurants and shops ensuring they can thrive as they begin the long recovery process. Our retail and entertainment scene sits at the heart of our business ecosystem. The success of these businesses go a long way to supporting the larger office tenants as well as visitors and residents. Between our events, parks, DORA, and more, Deerfield Township is the perfect place to get out and enjoy yourselves and support local businesses. I look forward to seeing everyone and reconnecting (in person) out in the community.

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Four City of Mason Companies Recognized by Forbes and Fortune The City of Mason is home to some of the nation’s largest, most influential companies. In 2021, Forbes and Fortune recognized four companies with either Mason headquarters or significant investments here, for their diversity and inclusion and rankings on the Fortune 500 list.

FORBES 2021 BEST EMPLOYERS FOR DIVERSITY

Forbes’ list highlights businesses with a notable dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Five hundred companies were recognized nationwide, with 26 from Ohio and three in Mason: Cintas Corporation, Cedar Fair/Kings Island, and Procter & Gamble. Cintas, which has 40,000 employee-partners globally, has made the list previously. They cited their belief in diverse experiences and perspectives, as well as a commitment to a workplace where everyone feels welcomed, valued, heard, and empowered as central to this recognition. With plans to hire more than 4,000 associates for the current 2021 season, Kings Island provides thousands of jobs to area residents and brings an average of three million visitors to Mason each season. Plus, its new Camp Cedar and existing Soak City waterpark add to the first-class amenities. With its largest R&D center in the world located in Mason, Procter & Gamble was also recognized for its Equality & Inclusion initiatives for employees, brands, partners, and communities.

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FORTUNE 500

The term ‘Fortune 500’ has become synonymous with business success. Fortune’s 67th edition of ranking America’s largest companies captures $13.8 trillion in revenue – two thirds of the country’s economy. Cintas Corporation rose an impressive 31 spots on the list from 2020 to number 410, with revenue of $7.1 billion. This is Cintas’ fourth year on the Fortune 500 list. Its corporate headquarters campus has been based in Mason for more than three decades. Procter & Gamble rose seven spots on the list to number 43, with revenue of $71 billion, employing more than 2,800 employees in their beauty and personal health divisions alone. Western & Southern Financial Group came in with another jump in rank from number 401 to number 374 with $8.1 billion in revenue. Western & Southern’s investment in the annual Western & Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center brings thousands of visitors from all over the world to our backyard. Kroger also makes the top 20, coming in at 17, with $71 billion in revenue. Founded and headquartered in Cincinnati, Kroger is a major player in our area’s economic health. Our impressive ecosystem of nationally acclaimed companies is part of the Mason and Cincinnati region’s strength and continued growth. A big congratulations and thank you to all of these companies for your leadership.


MASON SENIOR CENTER DAILY ACTIVITIES Monday

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Euchre, Pinochle, Bridge, Canasta Parkinson Support Group

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Join Us This Fall at the Following Deerfield Township Events! TREAT STREET Friday, October 29, 2021; 6pm-8pm at Deerfield Towne Center; Come dressed in your favorite costume for an evening of spooktacular fun! While supplies last, children 12 and under will enjoy Trick-or-Treating store-to-store, festive music, and more. This is a free community event.

TOUCH-A-TRUCK On Saturday, September 11th from 10:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. the Deerfield Township Touch-A-Truck event will once again return to the Deerfield Towne Center (5503 Deerfield Blvd, Mason, OH 45040). At Touch-A-Truck visitors can climb in a variety of vehicles, inflatables and receive fun giveaways. Vehicles and attractions are subject to availability, but may include: • Service Department Vehicles - tractor, mower, snowplow, and more! • Ambulance • Fire Truck • Mass Casualty Truck • Ladder Truck • Warren County Sheriff K9 Unit • Crime Scene Unit Mobile Van • Criminal Investigation Unit Safety Drone • SWAT Truck and Tactical Robot • WCSO Bike Patrol Unit - Trek Bikes • Warren County Soil and Water: Water Education Trailer & Macro Mobile • This is a free community event. We hope to see you there!

ADDITIONAL EVENTS THIS FALL

Movies in the Park at Cottell Park (Each movie starts at dark) • August 27th - The Adventures of Rufus the Fantastic Pet • September 24th – Sonic the Hedgehog

Deerfield Handmade Market

• Fall Market – September 19th • Winter Market – November 7th

• Carter Park Story Walk

• Permanent Story Walk Installation with Stories that rotate monthly through October

Deerfield Farmer’s Market – Every Saturday through October • Saturdays 9 a.m.–12 p.m. at Kingswood Park

Other Outdoor Events

• Shakespeare in the Park – August 19th • Powder Keg 5K Trail Run – August 28th For more information about these events and to see a full list of activities occurring in the Deerfield Township Parks, please visit www.deerfieldrec.com.

Welcome GIS Headquarters to the Mason Business Community Company Invests in Renovation and Retrofit of former John Tisdale Building in Central Parke Business Park Mason Welcomes Graphic Information Systems to Central Parke Boulevard! Graphic Information Systems, Inc. (GIS) specializes in the design, production and installation of custom barcode labels and signage for warehouse inventory control systems, primarily serving the e-commerce fulfillment and logistics industries. With more than 37 years of experience, GIS has successfully implemented thousands of custom projects, leveraging the extensive knowledge and skills of its design, production and installation teams. In addition to the installation of labels and signage within hundreds of warehouses world-wide, GIS also provides consumable warehouse labels 8 CenterPoint Fall 2021

used by customers such as Amazon, Target, Sam’s/Walmart, Cintas, Fanatics and many more. Their headquarters are located at: 7177 Central Parke Blvd., Mason, OH 45040. To learn more, please visit their website at: https://www. graphicinfo.com/ #WelcomeHome


Opiate Dependence It Can Happen to Any of Us.

Anyone using opiates is at risk for dependence. Anyone can get help! Learn the warning signs and find support to stop opiate misuse before it starts. Mental Health Recovery Board serves Warren and Clinton counties by being your starting point for help. We can connect you with resources and local provider agencies to help you or a loved one start the journey to recovery.

Learn more at

www.mhrbwcc.org In trouble? Call the Crisis Hotline Funding for this project was made possible (in part) by the Ohio State Opiate Response (SOR) -1H79TI083294-01 grant from SAMHSA.

877-695-6333 Text “4Hope” to 741741


Deerfield Handmade Market Fall at Cottell Park Coming Soon! The Arts Alliance is gearing up for the upcoming Deerfield Handmade Market Fall at Cottell Park to be held on Sunday, September 19th at Cottell Park in Deerfield Township from 11am – 5pm. The event will showcase over 60 local and regional artists, makers, and creators. Artists will be set up in their tents, as the event is held outside. Guests will enjoy the family art making, great food, and 16 Lots Brewing will be on site serving up their local craft beers. The Deerfield Handmade Market Fall at Cottell Park is free to the community. The market is part of a yearly series of events presented at various locations. The first 2021 event was held at Sonder Brewing on June 5th and was a great success. The winter event will be held on November 7th at Manor House. Look for celebratory events and programming in the upcoming months, as The Arts Alliance is celebrating their 15th anniversary of serving the community. Local artists, Trish McLennan, of Gardenhouse Pottery, has created commemorative pottery featuring The Arts Alliance signature dragonfly, which will be for sale at all of the Deerfield Handmade Markets. For more information about The Arts Alliance, volunteering, and leadership roles, please visit www.the-arts-alliance.org or call 513-309-8585.

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Building a Robust Talent Pipeline

Mason Based Cincinnati Fan Leverages Innovative High School Internship Program For Talent

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he City of Mason and Cincinnati Fan were recently invited by REDI Cincinnati and TechSolve to speak for a blog about talent needs and the future of manufacturing. The discussion also focused on a unique program designed to introduce high school students to modern manufacturing while building a future talent pipeline for the companies. The Ohio MEP High School Internship Program supports high school students and companies throughout the region and specifically in Mason to find creative pathways for critical talent of the future. There is a talent shortage in modern manufacturing across the U.S. Throughout Ohio public entities, educational partners, and companies are collaborating to develop new and novel programming that

narrow the skills gap and address the talent shortage. This program is one way to address it and world class companies like Cincinnati Fan have had success with this approach. Cincinnati Fan currently has four students in the internship program that are hired as seniors in high school. The students start at the beginning of their senior year and finish in May. Cincinnati Fan has a second shift that enables students to go to school full time during the day and work 20 hours a week, Monday through Thursday for five hours a day. This scenario provides students the time and space to figure out if this profession is something they really want to do. All four students were offered full-time positions after graduation and have accepted. The Ohio MEP High

School program reimburses the manufacturer for a designated portion of the high school students’ salary to provide an offset for the companies as they train and mentor these students. To learn more about this interview and the MEP program: https://redicincinnati.com/why-highschool-manufacturing-internships-areeffective-in-the-cincinnati-region/

DEMENTIA SHOULD NOT DEFINE HER. Artis helps her be who she’s always been.

TheArtisWay.com/CenterPoint • 513-486-2169 Artis Senior Living of Mason: 6200 Snider Road, Mason, OH 45040 Check out our other nearby community in Bridgetown.

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Butterfly Walk Recap 15th Annual Butterfly Walk Raises Over $89,000 Event on May 7-8 Supported CancerFree KIDS and Childhood Cancer Research

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ore than 600 people registered for the 2021 CancerFree KIDS Butterfly Walk Experience, presented by Anthem. The event on May 7 and 8 raised $89,468 to fund innovative, early-stage cancer research that aims to find cures for childhood cancers and gentler treatments. This year’s event featured the Butterfly Walking Storyboard, a safe, socially distant walking experience through Cottell Park at in Deerfield Township, OH. From 4 to 7 pm on Friday, and from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, participants enjoyed interactive activities and special sections that honored kids who have battled childhood cancer. Walkers were also invited to participate in a walk in their own neighborhood, allowing individuals from various cities and states to take part in the event. “The Butterfly Walk is such a special experience because it celebrates survivors and remembers those kids for whom a cure couldn’t come soon enough,” says Jill Brinck, executive director, CancerFree KIDS.

“We were thrilled to have communities near and far join us for this special opportunity to raise money in support of kids and our mission to end childhood cancer.” Over 40 teams registered to participate in this year’s Butterfly Walk Experience. Every participant who raised $50 or more received a special t-shirt that featured artwork by 8-year-old Julia Wolf. She created the art in honor of her twin brother, Grant, who died of brain cancer in January. CancerFree KIDS funds innovative, early-stage cancer research currently underway at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Avondale and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. In many cases, this research would go unfunded without the support of CancerFree KIDS. The Butterfly Walk has raised more than $1.2 million since its inception. People may visit www.cancerfreekids.org to learn more about the organization’s mission and work to fight childhood cancer.

Leaf Collection Mason’s Public Service Department provides free curbside leaf collection for property owners in the City. To be able to provide quality service, please don’t mix your leaf and brush piles together. Annual leaf collection occurs mid-October through mid-December. Bright orange and black temporary signs will be posted at the entrance to your neighborhood at least two days prior to leaf collection. To help the crews during leaf collection: • Rake leaves as close to the curb as possible and cover them with some type of tarp; leaves clogging the storm sewers can cause flooding during heavy rains. • Do not rake twigs, branches, sticks, rocks, bottles, garden debris, pumpkins, etc. in with the leaves; these items can clog up the machine and cause considerable delay to the leaf collection process. • Avoid parking near leaf piles. Piles blocked by vehicles will not be picked up as it is difficult for the truck and leaf machine to maneuver around parked cars. • If possible, please place leaf piles at least 40 feet from obstacles on each side. Please keep in mind that weather, equipment, cars parked on the street, and debris mixed with the leaves all affect the crew’s ability to collect leaves. 12 CenterPoint Fall 2021


Prepare for Emergencies

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he City of Mason encourages you and your family to be prepared for emergencies. The importance of keeping yourself and your family safe in the event of a disaster or emergency cannot be overstated. Every household should have kits and supplies ready to sustain all family members and pets for at least three days (72 hours). Building and maintaining these kits will make a huge difference in your ability to handle emergencies. Below are suggested items to pack in your “Go Kit”. • Bottled water – Plan for one gallon per person per day • Food – Long shelf-life options, packaged foods, utensils, enough for each family member for three days • Blankets, ponchos, body warmers, three changes of clothes and shoes • First aid kit/medical gloves • Pain killers (Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen) • 3 to 7 day supply of prescription medications • Flashlight, batteries, and/or light sticks • AM/FM radio with batteries, weather radio • Support supplies – Whistle, work gloves, masks, wet wipes, feminine products, large trash bags, waterproof matches, jumper cables, phone charger, multitool, eye protection • Comfort items • Copies of important documents (insurance policies, etc.) • Cash • Pet supplies (collar, leash, food) • Bag or bucket with a handle

GATHER. VOTE. GIVE.

IT REALLY IS THAT SIMPLE! The “100 Who Care” movement began in November of 2006 in Jackson, MI when Karen Dunigan gathered a group of ladies together to meet a local need. At their first one hour meeting, the group of 100 women raised $10,000 to buy 300 new baby cribs for a non-profit in their city. Word quickly spread about this simple and powerful giving circle. Today there are more than 250 chapters throughout the world. The purpose of our group is to provide members with the opportunity of giving made simple. 100+ Who Care of Warren County is a group of men, women, and students dedicated to making life better for all Warren County resi-

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Once your kit has been established you will need to maintain it. The kit should be kept in a cool, dry place to avoid spoilage of the canned food. Boxed food should be stored in tightly closed plastic containers or metal containers. Set a reminder in your phone or on a calendar to change expired items as needed (to replace batteries or restock food). Every year, the kit should be re-evaluated to make sure it fits your current needs. For example, if your child is no longer on powdered formula, remove it and replace with canned food. Also, as different local, national, global events happen make sure your kit can handle those events. For instance, with the COVID-19 pandemic a Go Kit should have plenty of masks, sanitizer, gloves, or any other items to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. For more information on a “Go Kit” please visit www.ready. gov/kit. Stay connected with future CenterPoint editions for more tips and ideas.

dents through a quarterly donation to a Warren County non-profit organization ($100/adult, $25/student). The Mission is to reach out and help local charities with the funds they need to continue doing their current community work and, in some cases, to focus on specific projects. A new local charity is selected each quarter. All charities and organizations up for consideration must serve Warren County; the idea is to keep it local and provides an impact WE can SEE. Lebanon is a central location for all county residents to gather, and we hope you will join us. 2021 Meeting Dates: July 6, and October 5 5:30–6:30 p.m. Conger Construction, 2020 McKinley Blvd., Lebanon, OH 45036 and on Zoom

You can make a difference. IT’S. THAT. SIMPLE. CONNECT WITH US: 100whocareofwarrencounty@gmail.com facebook.com/100WhoCareofWarrenCounty linkedin.com/groups/13928970/


Get the right help when you need help right now.

• 24-hour emergency care

TriHealth locations near you:

• All Emergency Medicine Board-Certified physicians

Bethesda North Hospital 10500 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, OH 45242

• Bethesda Arrow Springs—Acute Stroke-Ready certified by The Joint Commission • TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital—Primary Stroke Center certified by The Joint Commission

TriHealth.com/Emergency

Bethesda Arrow Springs 100 Arrow Springs Blvd. Lebanon, OH 45036


Deerfield Township Parks Master Plan Progress Update

The Comprehensive Park Master Plan was approved by the Deerfield Township Board of Trustees on May 7, 2019.

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he purpose of the Comprehensive Park Master Plan is to offer strategies and operational policies that provide guidance in order to meet the needs of current and future Deerfield Township residents. The Comprehensive Park Master Plan reflects Deerfield Township’s strong commitment to provide high quality recreational activities for the community. The plan provides guidance for future development and redevelopment of the Township’s parks, recreation programming, open space, trails, and facilities. It guides policy development, prioritizes demands and opportunities, and includes a strategic action plan to be updated every five years. Since its passage, the Parks and Recreation Staff has made significant progress toward hitting the goals set forth in the plan. From an administrative stand point, the Public Works and Parks Maintenance Staff were consolidated into the Deerfield Township Service Department in order to promote flexibility and efficiencies. Additionally, the Summer Camp Director was transitioned from part-time to full-time. This transition allows the department to evaluate our camps, create new programming, and ensure that our Summer Camps evolve to meet the changing needs of the community. Next, the Open Space and Parks Zoning District was created to help protect our park space. In our parks themselves, Deerfield Township staff have worked diligently to make the following improvements:

KINGSWOOD PARK At Kingswood Park, a pavilion was built. This shelter further enhances the ability of visitors to gather, reflect, and play. Furthermore, the pathways were improved and invasive species of plants have been, and continue to be, removed. Finally, pollinator gardens and a prairie were installed to promote the growth of native plant species and create a thriving ecosystem.

SCHAPPACHER PARK Several improvements were also made at Schappacher Park including the replacement of playground equipment, updates to the dog park area, the addition of lights and security cameras in the parking lot, and the installation of new water fountains.

COTTELL PARK At Cottell Park, the baseball backstops were replaced, as were the windscreens around the basketball and tennis courts. Additionally, shade structures were put around the baseball fields and all new water fountains, a pond fountain, and playground were installed.

FLECKENSTEIN PARK Staff at Fleckenstein park made several drainage improvements and added new pond fountains.

ROBERTS PARK Finally, at Roberts Park, pathways were connected and a rain garden was created thanks to generous support of the Warren County Soil and Water District, Deerfield Storm Water District, and Ms. Gayle Roberts. The Deerfield Township Staff and Administration will continue to work to bring the ideas and projects featured in the Parks Master Plan to life. To find out more information about this work and to stay up to date on the events and programs in the Deerfield parks, please visit www.deerfieldrec. com or www.choosedeerfield.com.

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Strokes: Know the Signs and Call 911 Getting the right care in a timely manner is important for many medical emergencies. In the event that you or a loved one suffers a stroke, time is especially critical. “In the event of a stroke, a delay of only fifteen minutes in treatment greatly decreases your chances not only of making a full recovery, but also being able to walk or live independently, and in many cases, of survival,” says Christopher Zammit MD, a critical care specialist and emergency physician with TriHealth, which offers a network of certified stroke hospitals and emergency departments. This includes two nearby emergency departments at Bethesda Arrow Springs, which is certified Acute Stroke Ready, and Bethesda North Hospital, which is certified as a Primary Stroke Center. For patients with the most complex stroke diagnoses, TriHealth offers the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Good Samaritan Hospital. The comprehensive stroke center certification from the Joint Commissions is offered in collaboration with the American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association and demonstrate TriHealth’s recognized expertise in stroke care. In order to provide the right care, TriHealth provides transfers to other system hospitals at no additional cost to the patient. 18 CenterPoint Fall 2021

WHAT IS A STROKE? A stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain stops due to either blockage from a blood clot (ischemic stroke) or a blood vessel bursting in the brain (hemorrhagic stroke). When blood flow is stopped, the brain tissue does not get enough blood and oxygen to survive. Brain cells can die, causing permanent damage that can impair abilities such as walking, speaking, writing, typing and other activities or in many cases, it can lead to death. During those critical moments when the blood flow is stopped, it’s vital for doctors to be able to identify the type and cause of a stroke as soon as possible to allow them to administer the proper treatment,” says Dr. Zammit. “That’s why it’s important for people to be able to quickly recognize the signs of a stroke and act immediately.”

SIGNS OF A STROKE: BEFAST In order to determine if you or a loved one is experiencing a stroke, follow the BEFAST method: • Balance - Watch for a sudden loss of balance, coordination, or ability to walk steadily. • Eyes - Is there a sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes? Or double vision? • Face - Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? • Arms - Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward

or are they unable to lift it up? • Speech - Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Does the speech sound slurred or strange? • Time - If you observe any of these signs, it’s time to call 911.

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If you or a loved one experiences these signs, Dr. Zammit reiterates the importance of getting to the hospital as quickly as possible and offers a simple reminder. “Call 911 immediately,” he urges. “We’ve seen patients delay their care due to indecision over whether or not the signs are real or whether or not to drive themselves to the Emergency Department. There is no faster or safer way to get to the hospital than by calling 911 and by doing so, you often give first responders a chance to accelerate your treatment, not only in the ambulance, but also at the hospital by mobilizing nurses, physicians, and other resources prior to your arrival. What may seem like only a few minutes can mean everything in the event of a stroke,” he adds. “I can’t stress enough how important it is to call 911.” To learn more about TriHealth’s comprehensive network of stroke care, visit TriHealth.com/Stroke.


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“Every Child Reads Every Day” Emilee Buchwald said, “Children are made readers on the laps of their parents,” grandparents, aunts, uncles, any lap, really. Thanks to the efforts of many dedicated volunteers, over 7,800 Warren County children, aged 0-5, have a great start on being readers. Warren County Imagination Library (WCIL) is at 60% enrollment, and the numbers just keep on climbing! Since every day is someone’s birthday, children age out of the program as quickly as others are enrolled, thus active enrollment is at 48% of the total eligible population. Ohio’s Governor and First Lady started the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library (OGIL) in 2019 to promote the importance of preschool literacy as a state economic competitiveness factor, among other things. Partnering with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Ohio now has an Imagination Library in all 88 counties. Since the program launched, 288,000 children have been registered to receive books across Ohio – IMAGINE THAT! Books are selected by early childhood experts to be age-appropriate, and are mailed directly to the child at home. WCIL pays $2.10 per child each month – that’s about $0.07 per day. A small investment that pays huge dividends in the end. By the age of three, a child’s brain is already 80% developed, and, by the time a child enters kindergarten, they must already know thousands of words in order to succeed in the classroom. What is the best way to ensure a child is armed with the knowledge they need to succeed? Reading aloud to that child and giving them access to books. Remember, “you’re never too old, to whacky or wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” ~ Dr. Seuss WCIL is ready to go on the road! Would you like to learn more about WCIL and how you can help? Contact info@warrencountyfoundation.org today to schedule a presentation. Enroll a child you love today at https://ohioimaginationlibrary.org/enroll.

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eadquartered in Mason Amplicore, Inc. has successfully closed its Series Seed round of funding at $4 million. The biohealth company is located in the Mason Tech Elevator and continues to hit major milestones of growth. Amplicore is an early-stage, biotech company based on technology developed in the laboratories of Dr. Chia-Ying James Lin at the University of Cincinnati prior to moving to Mason. The company is dedicated to developing novel injectable therapeutics for degenerative musculoskeletal disorders. Amplicore is taking a regenerative approach to treat joint osteoarthritis, cartilage damage, degenerative disc disease, and acute meniscus tear. This funding enables Amplicore to complete the preclinical development of its two leading products, AM3101 and AM1101. The company is also developing AM1101 as a treatment for osteoarthritis (OA) designed to reduce joint OA pain, inhibit cartilage degradation, and promote tissue regeneration of the aberrant cartilage associated with the disease. AM1101 addresses a large unmet medical need in the treatment of OA, a debilitating and degenerative musculoskeletal disease. Amplicore is also leveraging a study on the healing of acute meniscal tear after surgical repair, supported by a grant from the US Department of Defense (DoD). Amplicore’s technology has demonstrated promising pre-clinical results as a potential minimally invasive and regenerative approach to managing soft tissue injury.

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP WELCOMES NEW BUSINESS Business growth continues to enhance the township. Here is a listing of some of the new businesses that are now open. • Samarkand Grocery, 9956 Kings Automall Drive • Pet IQ, inside Meijer at 3911 Route 22 & 3 • Milk Jar Café, at 5051 Deerfield Boulevard • Yoga Six, at 8805 Wilkens Boulevard • Selah House, at 3530 Irwin-Simpson Road

Congratulations Amplicore from your Friends at the City of Mason! To learn more, visit amplicorepharma.com.

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MASON – CINCINNATI; RANK NATIONALLY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS + BEST LOCATION FOR NEW COLLEGE GRADS The City of Mason is thrilled to be part of the growing and thriving Cincinnati Region! Even amidst the pandemic, we continue to be resilient in our efforts towards economic growth. Site Selection Magazine ranked the Cincinnati region #3 in the East North Central Region for Top Metro Projects in 2020 and among the Top 10 Metros by Total Projects with Populations over one million. Mason’s commitment to building a progressive, innovative community is evident in the quality of our corporate development. We are home to the next generation of makers, innovators and entrepreneurs positioned to make a global impact, so it comes as no surprise that SmartAsset identified and ranked the Cincinnati region—for a third year in a row—as the best place for new college graduates to live. https://smartasset.com/financial-advisor/best-cities-for-new-college-grads-2021-edition

Little Helpers Mason resident, Rishika Jeyaprakash, the founder and CEO of a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization: Little Helpers, was featured on a nationwide show called Operation Awesome. BYUtv’s “Operation Awesome” featured ten kids across the nation who give back to their communities, and Rishika was one among the 10 kids chosen. During this series Rishika was able to raise over $2,000 worth of school supplies to the Mason Schools Foundation School Supplies Drive. She was also named Ohio’s State Honoree 2020 (Top Middle-Level Youth Volunteer) by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, the nation’s largest youth service recognition program. Little Helpers serves with the motto of inspiring kids to radiate kindness and help out. Little Helpers has completed over 60 service projects, raised more than $16,000, and donated over 4,500 new toys to Cincinnati Children’s. To get involved or learn more, visit https://littlehelpers2015.org/.

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

The Gaming Goat is the perfect place for gamers of all ages to find that special, and maybe hard to find, game to encourage connections with friends – new and old. But they aren’t just a retailer. The Gaming Goat also contributes to new and inventive games through Kickstarter campaigns. Their friendly and passionate staff can help you find the perfect game – whether you’re looking for some family fun or a challenging mind game.

The Gaming Goat opened in Mason almost two years ago. What made you choose Mason? When we were on the hunt to find a good retail space that fit our needs, it was surprisingly difficult and took us longer than anticipated! Eventually, we found this amazing space on Western Row Road that has become our home. Our favorite part about being in Mason is the community and how supportive and kind everyone has been. Overall, the gaming community tends to be very friendly, but the welcome we’ve received from the Mason community has been overwhelming.

How did you get into gaming? What influenced your decision to open a Gaming Goat franchise?

As a kid, I always liked classic board games like 24 CenterPoint Fall 2021

Key to the Kingdom and Risk and really enjoyed gaming challenges and tactics. Eventually, my friends and I discovered trading card games and role-playing games—soon after, they became a staple in my life. Gaming is a great way to socialize and connect with other people while having a good time and keeping your minds sharp! One day, my wife suggested we look into joining a franchise so we

could have the guidance we needed to avoid a lot of those new business potholes. The brand that instantly popped into my mind was The Gaming Goat. My wife and I are from Illinois, and we loved going to our local Goat. So, I reached out to them, and the rest is history!

As a national leader in board, role-playing, miniature, and collectible card games, you carry various games. What are some of the more exclusive games you carry?

We’ve got many titles that are hard or downright impossible to find elsewhere, including Food Chain Magnate from Splotter Games, Cloudspire from Chip Theory, and Nemesis from Awakened Realms. At the end of last year, we released Regicide from our sister company, TGG Games. As a board game retailer, one of our goals is to ensure we always have whatever hot and hard to find game you are looking for. So far, we have backed over 250 Kickstarter board game campaigns.

What are the most popular games found in your store? Do you have a favorite?

We mark our most popular games with our TGG Essentials stickers. You can be guaranteed


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that whatever TGG Essential title you pick up; it will be a good game! As for me personally, I would say it would have to be a toss-up between 3: Black Sonata, a new solo game where you are attempting to deduce the identity of Shakespeare’s Dark Lady; Nemesis, a cooperative board game where you are trying to repair your spaceship and fend off alien creatures much like the movie Alien; and War Chest, a very tactical and smooth board game where you fight for control of the board.

exciting stuff in the works that we can’t share yet, but we know that 2021 will be a great year for all of us! Of course, as soon as we can safely do so, we’ll also bring back many of our fun events like: Board Game Nights, Learn to Plays, Never Ending Dungeon for Charity, launch parties, and tournaments for new releases. Anyone interested can check out our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TGGMasonOH) or our meetup page (The Gaming Goat - Mason, Ohio) to stay updated on our events.

Is there anything else you would like people to know about your business?

Are there any recent exclusive releases or exciting events coming up?

Thank you, everyone, for a wonderful two years so far! Here’s to ten more awesome years here in Mason with all of you!

We will continue our Kickstarter program to bring more unique games to the Mason area. Additionally, our sister company has a lot of

The Gaming Goat, Connor Dykstra, Owner, connor.dykstra@ thegaminggoat.com

If you expect to owe Mason City income taxes for 2021 and City taxes are not deducted from your paycheck, the Tax Office would like to remind you that it’s time to make a quarterly payment. The State of Ohio changed the due dates for estimated payments. The due dates are April 15, June 15, September 15, and January 15. Please remember that ninety per cent of your 2021 tax liability is due by January 15, 2022 to avoid a late payment penalty. Please make your quarterly payment by September 15. To assist in making your payment, quarterly estimated payment vouchers are available online. You may also choose to pay your quarterly estimate via the online tax tool. Please visit www. imaginemason.org to find these forms and tools. If you need assistance in determining whether you need to make estimated payments or if you need to adjust your declaration, the Tax Office is glad to help. Please call 513.229.8535 for assistance.

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DORA Labor Day

Monday, September 6 Mason Community Center open 6 a.m.–12 p.m. (limited facility) MMAC Leisure Pool and Spray Park open 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. City offices closed Mason City Schools closed

Red, Rhythm & Boom/ Heritage Festival Saturday, September 18 Mason Community Center open 7 a.m.–12 p.m. (limited facility)

Halloween Sunday, October 31 City of Mason Trick or Treat 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

On June 4, 2021, the township officially launched a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area (DORA), which initially encompassed the Deerfield Towne Center. After that date, the DORA will be in effect year-round. Section 4301.82 of the Ohio Revised Code authorizes townships with populations more than thirty-five thousand (35,000) to create Designated Outdoor Refreshment Areas or “DORAs” up to three hundred twenty (320) contiguous acres or one-half square mile. A DORA is a designated area approved by the Board of Trustees that allows patrons 21+ to purchase alcoholic beverages in a designated cup from permitted establishments and carry the beverages within a defined area. Establishing a DORA is another tool to help promote the township as a destination for dining, retail, and entertainment. The Board of Trustees formally approved the establishment of the DORA at the Deerfield Township Board of Trustees Meeting on July 7, 2020.

Mason City Schools Thanksgiving Break Monday, November 22–Friday, November 26

Thanksgiving Thursday, November 25 Mason Community Center open 6 a.m.–12 p.m. (limited facility) City offices closed Friday, November 26 Mason Community Center open normal operating hours City offices closed

Kingswood Invasive Plant Removal With the help of Ohio River Foundation, callery pear and honeysuckle have been targeted for removal from Kingswood as they were quickly taking over the wooded areas on the northern portion of the park. Without their removal, these invasive plant species would be capable of causing environmental and economic harm to the local ecosystem as they spread quickly and shade-out the healthy variety of wildflowers, grasses, and trees. Left with nowhere to live, the bees, butterflies, birds, and other critters would disappear from the park. Through the removal of the pear and honeysuckle, the ecosystem within Kingswood will function naturally and create room for additional local wildflowers, grasses, and trees to spread and thrive.

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This fall, the removal of these plants will continue. On the following dates interested community members can volunteer to assist with this project. • September 4th, 2021 • September 12th, 2021 • October 9th, 2021 • October 17th, 2021 • November 6th, 2021 • November 14th, 2021 Duties will include hand sawing/trimming woody plants and dragging them to the chipper area. Additionally, any volunteers should be prepared for the weather in durable, layered clothing. Volunteers are being coordinated by the Ohio River Foundation. To register, please email

Jessica Tegge at jtegge@ohioriverfdn.org or call/text (513)289-6884. For more information about the project please visit www.deerfieldrec.com.


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Back to School Safety As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, children get to return to school, and parents no longer have to teach common core math and science. Students may get excited and anxious about this new school year where they will see old friends and meet new ones. They will be adjusting to what may seem like a new environment after a year of transitional learning. As students begin preparing for their return to school, City of Mason Campus offers safety tips to prepare for a successful and safe year.

BACKPACK SAFETY • Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and pack light. Pack heaver items closest to the center of the back and ensure it weighs no more than 10 to 20 percent of the student’s body weight. Don’t forget to use both shoulder straps so muscles aren’t strained.

TRAVELING SAFETY WALKING OR RIDING A BICYCLE TO SCHOOL • Make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street and always cross the street at crosswalks or intersections. • Walk your bike across the street and through crosswalks. • Always wear a bicycle helmet when on a bike, no matter how short the ride. • Ride your bicycle on the right side of the street, with the same direction as auto traffic. • Wear bright colored clothing to increase visibility. • Put down your phone to avoid distracted walking/bicycling. • Please do not wear earbuds while walking across a street.

RIDING A BUS TO SCHOOL • Stand at least six feet (three or four giant steps) away from the curb when waiting at the bus stop. • Children and the bus driver should always able to see each other.

School buses are heavier and come outfitted with strong, closely-spaced seats that offer crash protection, according to the traffic safety administration. School buses are designed to protect passengers and include seats with high backs, seats filled with energy-absorbing material, and strong seat anchorages.

DRIVING TO SCHOOL • Put your phone down. It’s important to remain alert while driving at all times, especially in school zones and residential neighborhoods. • Please do not block the crosswalk when stopped at a red light. • Please do not pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians. • Do not pass a school bus from behind (or from either direction if on a two-lane road) when it is stopped to load or unload children. Please stop at least ten feet back to allow children to safely enter and exit the bus. • Watch for bicyclists and leave three feet between your car and cyclists when slowly passing in the same direction. 28 CenterPoint Fall 2021


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n Sunday, October 31, children nationwide will head out with friends and family to partake in Halloween festivities. The City of Mason utilizes the Trick-or-Treat date and time to promote safety in the community and to inform residents to expect more foot traffic in neighborhoods and on streets. Please keep in mind trick-or-treating is at the discretion of each resident and/or neighborhood. If you choose to participate, please turn your lights on to notify trick-or-treaters they are welcome. Below are a few tips, to ensure a safe and happy Halloween.

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ful watch as you cross. • Make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them. • Watch for cars turning or backing up.

Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

KEEP COSTUMES BOTH CREATIVE AND SAFE • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers; if possible, choose light colors. • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of full masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. • Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. 

• Put electronic devices down and keep your head up. • Never try to cross the street between parked cars. • Parents, practice walking with your child using sidewalks and crosswalks when available.

DRIVE EXTRA SAFELY ON HALLOWEEN • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways. • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians, and on curbs. • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. • Eliminate any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.

• Always use sidewalks when available.

• Drive slowly, anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic, and turn your headlights on earlier in the day to spot children from greater distances.

• Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.

• Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.

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Kings Local School District Welcomes Mr.Greg Sears The Kings Local School District is getting a new superintendent! The Kings Board of Education voted 5-0 to approve Mr. Greg Sears’ contract to become the next leader of the District. Mr. Sears will replace Tim Ackermann who will serve as an assistant superintendent at the Hamilton County Educational Service Center. Mr. Sears currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning in the Forest Hills Local School District. He served as the Intermediate Campus Principal in the Mason City School District for 10 years, as well as an assistant principal and assistant athletic director at Mason. Mr. Sears began his teaching career as a Biology teacher with Madeira City Schools. He and his family reside in Mason, Ohio. “I have always had such tremendous respect and admiration for the Kings School District and I look forward to connecting with staff, students, and community as we work together to grow future learners,” said Sears. A community meet and greet will take place at a later date. The District will communicate those details when they are finalized. Mr. Sears will formally begin his role on Monday, July 12, 2021.

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Mason Companies Bring More Wins from the BioHealth and Tech Community

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he Mason Economic Development Office has developed a strong hub for biohealth and tech sector companies to excel. The latest evidence includes app developer Atomic Robot being named to the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Fast 55 program as one of the fastest growing private companies in Greater Cincinnati, and Clarigent Health receiving a competitive grant from the National Institutes of Health. Atomic Robot, which specializes in custom app development for iOS and Android, joins the list of rapidly growing companies in Greater Cincinnati for the third year in a row. From 2017 to 2019, the company has grown annual revenue 139%, from $1.3 million to $3.1 million. In 2019, the company expanded its services to include mobile development for internet of things-connected devices, in addition to its existing offerings of app development and UI/UX design and digital strategy. From the field of mental health technology, Clarigent Health received a competitive Small Business Innovation Research Grant from the National Institutes of Health to advance development

of their machine learning algorithms. The company’s proprietary software analyzes speech to help identify patients at risk of suicide and other mental health concerns. Objective metrics can be delivered to mental health professionals along with patient-reported assessments and clinical impressions to inform medical decisions. Congratulations to these Mason leaders for these outstanding achievements advancing technology-based innovation. To learn more, visit atomicrobot.com and clarigenthealth.com.

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hen beloved cartoonist Charles M. Schulz published his first collection of cartoons in 1962, he called it “Happiness is a Warm Puppy,” and featured a beagle named Snoopy on its cover. The title was Mason City Schools’ therapy dog Shiner is at home at Mason Early Childlight-hearted, but it captured something deeper: The healing conhood Center, where he is an attentive listener when students are working on their literacy skills and helps students who may be feeling anxious. nection between humans and dogs. If the student experience at Shiner was made possible by a grant from the Shine Like Sable Foundation, Mason City Schools is any indication, it seems Schulz was on to dedicated in the memory of Mason Elementary 4th grader Sable Gibson who died in 2019 of flu-related cardiac arrest. something with his book title. Scientific research continues to show that interaction with dogs — specifically, trained therapy dogs — can reduce cortisol find a host family, preferably a staff member who could bring the levels and physiologically decrease stress for humans in distress. dog with them to work each day.” One study conducted in 2019 with college students indicated that Through these conversations, the organization was able to pair interacting with a therapy dog considerably reduced anxiety and a 17-month old yellow Labrador “intern” named Lucy with the feelings of sadness and improved happiness. district for three-month try-out. Lucy’s host was Mason IntermeUsing this knowledge, Mason City Schools started to investi- diate School Counselor Sara Kranson. gate alternatives to traditional mental health counseling to support Lucy began working in the counselors’ office at Mason Elemenstudents in October 2019 after a series of tragic suicides. Nicole tary and Mason Intermediate School campus (grades 3-6). Lucy Pfirman, Mason’s mental wellness supervisor, said the district al- interacted with students with disabilities, visited with staff, and ready had 21 school counselors and seven school-based therapists took part in elementary and intermediate school group therapy but were still seeing the need for more student support. Mason was sessions. making intentional investments in student “She was a hit,” Pfirman said. “We mental wellness, and a therapy dog had could see an increase in joy and happiness been suggested by a staff member. when students were around her. We didn’t “We had made a commitment to the realize how significant the benefit would mental health of these students and saw be. Students’ entire personality undergo a the social and emotional needs of kids inchange in just five minutes of petting and creasing,” she said. “We wanted to access playing with the dog. There is a visible any supports that weren’t a counselor.” change in the student.” Pfirman said the district reached out to After successfully completing her inCircle Tail, an accredited organization in ternship, Lucy was purchased to become Cincinnati that trains service and hearing the district’s first therapy dog in February 2020. dogs for people with disabilities. Circle Tail also trains facility dogs for schools, court houses and other agencies. SUPPORT WHERE IT IS NEEDED “Circle Tail educated us and helped Fast forward to today, and Mason will us find the placement. We requested the have at least one therapy dog in every Hibbs is a black Labrador retriever who works type of dog, one that could be around stubuilding for the coming school year. alongside Mason High School counselors. On any given day, Hibbs may interact with students dents and had a variety of skills. Then they A black Lab named Hibbs was hired with disabilities, support the school’s HOPE at Mason High School in the summer of matched us,” she said. “Then we had to Squad, or just hang out with students. 32 CenterPoint Fall 2021


2020. Hibbs is hosted by Alex Beurket, an AP psychology teacher and staff adviser for HOPE Squad, the peer-to-peer suicide prevention program at the high school. In April 2021, Titan, a yellow Lab, joined the staff of Mason Middle School. Titan was paid for by a grant from the Mason Schools Foundation, dedicated in the memory of Jake Williams, an MHS Class of 2020 grad who died by suicide. Titan’s host is MMS Assistant Principal Jay Reutter. Shiner arrived at Mason Early Childhood Center in April 2021, made possible by a donation from the Shine Like Sable Foundation. The foundation was created in the name of Sable Gibson, a 10-year old from Mason who died suddenly in 2019. Sable’s parents, Holly and Scott Gibson, started the foundation to honor her. “When Sable died, they brought in therapy dogs to help comfort the kids. We didn’t even know that there was such a thing,” said Holly Gibson, Sable’s mother. “We thought this would be the perfect way to give back. Sable loved dogs, and when we first met Shiner, we knew Sable would have been obsessed.” Shiner’s handler is Robyn Thomas, MECC’s Learning Experience Designer. A second dog is expected to be added to the ME/MI campus this year, as well as a second animal at MECC. That dog, named Gibson, is also being made possible by a donation from the Shine Like Sable Foundation. Gibson is being trained by 4Paws for Ability in Xenia.

Titan makes his home at Mason Middle School. Titan was made possible by a grant from the Mason Schools Foundation, dedicated in the memory of Jake Williams, an MHS Class of 2020 grad who died by suicide.

quartered in the counselors’ office, and Beurket said that several times during the school year, students would seek Hibbs out. “I had a student who had a lot going on in their family outside of school, and one day they asked, “Can I just go see Hibbs?” Beurket said. “What impresses me the most is that Hibbs understands context and environment,” he said. “He gets the way he’s supposed to be. He’s calm and looking for people to give him a few pets. He’s a calming presence and there’s a connection.” Pfirman said that the district will continue to take intentional steps to have as much support in place for whatever students might need when they return to school in the fall. BENEFITS ARE EASY TO SEE Since the inception of the program, stories abound about how “Research tells us mental health concerns trail a pandemic. these furry staff members have had an almost an immediate impact You have pandemic fatigue, living in the fight-or-flight mindset on student mental wellness, especially under the difficult circum- for so long deeply affects adults and children,” she said. “In a stances of the past school year. typical year, we know one in four students have experience some Shiner lent support to Mason’s youngsort of trauma. This year, we knew that est learners who are shy or struggling with 100 percent of them had experienced some speech. Shiner also provided an attentive level of trauma, whether it is a loss of a audience to young readers who read aloud loved one or social isolation – they all are dealing with these experiences.” to him. If a youngster was feeling anxious about entering school, they might have But the unconditional love that Mabeen able to take Shiner’s leash and walk son’s therapy dogs provide has given stuhim to their classroom. dents (and staff, too) a warm, furry shoulHibbs is providing similar support for der to lean on. Mason’s oldest students. “We have seen that students are crav“Just walking down the hallway or ing an outlet when they are struggling with anxiety and depression,” she said. walking into a room, I could see students’ “With the dogs, they receive an outlet faces light up behind their masks. That’s the effect [Hibbs] has,” Beurket said. “He that’s not an adult or peers. We now have is the favorite new staff member at the high students who request the dog when they school.” Hibbs has his own Instagram acare struggling. In one instance, a young Hibbs has become the mascot of the Mason count and has become the mascot of the student said, ‘Lucy helped me calm down.’ High School HOPE squad and has his own Instagram account (@hibbs_mhs). This was one MHS HOPE squad. Students are reaching out and asking for of his posts during Suicide Prevention Week last During the school day, Hibbs was headthe support.” September. Fall 2021

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Mason Community Center Activities ENRICHMENT

Star Glazers – Family Pottery Class Activity Room B

Create original pieces to be fired in the kiln then paint the pieces in the second class. Children under 5 years must be accompanied by a registered adult. All supplies provided. Day Date Time Tu 11/9-11/16 6:00-7:30P

Age 5 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 11/2 $64 /$76 /$95 /$114 423103-01

Star Glazers – Holiday Gifts Activity Room B

Just in time to make holiday gifts for everyone on your list—participants will be able to choose from a variety of pieces including plates, bowls and frames. Completed projects will be returned to MCC in plenty of time to pick up before the holidays. Day Date W 12/1

Time 6:00-7:30P

Age 5 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 11/24 $18 /$22 /$28 /$33 423103-03

*Your per person registration fee covers one piece per person.

Mason Community Center Activities 38 FAMILY

41 PRESCHOOL

43 YOUTH

47 TEEN

50 ADULT

54 SENIOR

REGISTRATION Mason Community Center

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

Walk-in, online at www.imaginemason.org, or by phone at 513.229.8555

Open

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

Monday, August 23 at 8 a.m.

Register online at www.imaginemason.org The programs and events in CenterPoint are brought to you by the City of Mason, which operates Mason Community Center. Mason Community Center, 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, Ohio 45040, p 513.229.8555

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

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FAMILY SPORTS

World Inclusion Day MakinoPark SundayOctober a m - p m ALLAGES

Tae Kwon Do Beginner Gymnasium Tae Kwon Do is a well-balanced Korean martial art that specializes in kicking skills. No previous experience is necessary for this class. Adults, teens, and children will train together in a family-oriented program. Day Date Tu,Th 9/7-9/30 Tu,Th 10/5-10/28 Tu,Th 11/2-12/2 *No Class 11/25

Time 6:30-7:30P 6:30-7:30P 6:30-7:45P

Age 6&up 6&up 6&up

Deadline 8/31 9/28 10/26

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

Activity 411118-05 411118-06 411118-07*

Member Appreciation Days October - ,

PREMIER MEMBER PERK Premier members receive % off any regularly priced item in Symbiosis.

BRING A FRIEND FREE If your friend joins, you’ll get a month free. See member services staff for details.

Tae Kwon Do Advanced Gymnasium

(no guest passes required)

This advanced class focuses on overall selfcontrol, self-discipline, self-defense techniques, balance, flexibility, and strength. Tae Kwon Do will build character and develop courtesy, integrity, honor, respect, loyalty, perseverance, concentration, and compassion to their highest potential. Day Date Tu,Th 9/7-9/30 Tu,Th 10/5-10/28 Tu,Th 11/2-12/2 *No Class 11/25

To register, see page 34.

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

Age 6&up 6&up 6&up

Deadline 8/31 9/28 10/26

www.imaginemason.org

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

513.229.8555

Activity 411117-05 411117-06 411117-07*

Win raffle prizes! Fall 2021

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MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

FAMILY Mason Youth Basketball The City of Mason, in cooperation with Mason Youth Basketball (MYB), is pleased to offer the annual youth basketball program. Instructional and recreational leagues do not require tryouts. A numbered jersey and basketball shorts will be provided to all players.

Registration is open to Mason residents and children attending Mason City Schools. The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 4. Your MYB coach will contact you at least one week before practices begin. For more information on team formation and the MYB program, please go to www.masonyouthbasketball.org.

Mason Youth Basketball Volunteer Coaches

MYB Instructional Leagues Field House

Practices will be held one night a week in local gyms, with games scheduled at the Mason Community Center. Practice days and times will vary. Games will start in December and will be played on the weekends. Players will play on 8' rims. Day BOYS 11/1-2/27 11/1-2/27 GIRLS 11/1-2/27 11/1-2/27

Grade

Deadline

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR)

Activity

Register online with Activity #332026.

1 2

10/4 10/4

$96 /$113 /$138 $96 /$113 /$138

332027-01 332027-20

Complete the volunteer application printed with your registration receipt.

1 2

10/4 10/4

$96 /$113 /$138 $96 /$113 /$138

332027-10 332027-21

Complete the Concussion in Sports online training. This includes an educational tutorial followed by a short test. Sign up to take this free course at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000.  Provide your National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) certification number on your application. 

MYB Recreational Leagues Field House

Practices will be held one night a week in local gyms, with games scheduled at Mason Community Center. Practice days and times will vary. Games will start in December and will be played on the weekends. Players will play on 10' rims. Day BOYS 11/1-2/27 11/1-2/27 11/1-2/27 11/1-2/27 11/1-2/27 11/1-2/27 11/1-2/27 11/1-2/27 GIRLS 11/1-2/27 11/1-2/27 11/1-2/27 11/1-2/27 11/1-2/27 11/1-2/27 11/1-2/27 11/1-2/27

Mason’s Youth Basketball League is successful due to the many men and women who volunteer to coach or assistant coach. We need volunteers for the 2021-2022 season. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the steps below:

Grade

Deadline

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR)

Activity

3 4 5 6 7 8 9-10 11-12

10/4 10/4 10/4 10/4 10/4 10/4 10/4 10/4

$106 /$125 /$150 $106 /$125 /$150 $106 /$125 /$150 $106 /$125 /$150 $106 /$125 /$150 $106 /$125 /$150 $1,150 per team $1,150 per team

332025-02 332025-03 332025-04 332025-05 332025-06 332025-07 332025-08 332025-09

3 4 5 6 7 8 9-10 11-12

10/4 10/4 10/4 10/4 10/4 10/4 10/4 10/4

$106 /$125 /$150 $106 /$125 /$150 $106 /$125 /$150 $106 /$125 /$150 $106 /$125 /$150 $106 /$125 /$150 $106 /$125 /$150 $106 /$125 /$150

332025-11 332025-12 332025-13 332025-14 332025-15 332025-16 332025-17 332025-18

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To obtain or renew your National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) certification you must participate in the three part online training clinic. This clinic is $20 and includes education tutorials followed by a 15 question multiple choice test. After completion, you will receive a certification, NYSCA membership and liability insurance coverage. Sign up to take this course at http://www.nays.org/coaches/. Mason Community Center requires anyone working with children to pass a background check. The Mason Police Department, located at 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road, offers fingerprint processing. Their office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. You will need to bring a valid photo ID (driver’s license, passport, state ID card) and specify you are being fingerprinted for the City of Mason’s youth basketball program.  Email all paperwork to Dana Maidenberg at DMaidenberg@ masonoh.org by October 4, 2021. After all paperwork is submitted, the MYB Board will contact you with the status of your registration. Date 11/1-2/27

Age 18 & up

PRE: Premier pass holder

Deadline 10/4

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Free

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

Activity 332026-19

NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

PRESCHOOL AQUATICS

Jumping Jacks Gymnastics

MASON SWIM ACADEMY

Multipurpose Room Your child will improve gross motor skills, flexibility, and coordination through circuit training on the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor.

Me Too! Infants Leisure Pool This parent/child class is designed to teach you to work safely in the water with your child. Skills will be taught at an introductory level, including pool safety, water acclimation, floating and gliding with support, submerging, and blowing bubbles through the mouth and/ or nose. Day Date Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity Sa 9/4-10/16 10:45-11:15A 6-18 mos 8/23 $105/$124/$149/$174 452312-01 Sa 10/30-12/18 10:45-11:15A 6-18 mos 10/18 $105/$124/$149/$174 452412-01

Me Too! Toddlers Leisure Pool This parent/child class is designed to teach you to work safely in the water with your child. Skills will be taught at an introductory level, including pool safety, water acclimation, floating and gliding with support, submerging, and blowing bubbles through the mouth and/ or nose. Day Date Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity Sa 9/4-10/16 10:45-11:15A 18 mos-3yrs 8/23 $105/$124/$149/$174 452312-01 Sa 10/30-12/18 10:45-11:15A 18 mos-3yrs 10/18 $105/$124/$149/$174 452412-01

SPORTS

Day F Sa F Sa

Date 8/20-9/24 8/21-9/25 10/1-11/5 10/2-11/6

Time 5:45-6:45P 1:15A-12:15P 5:45-6:45P 11:15A-12:15P

Age 4-5 4-5 4-5 4-5

Deadline 8/13 8/14 9/24 9/25

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $79 /$93 /$117 /$140 $79 /$93 /$117 /$140 $79 /$93 /$117 /$140 $79 /$93 /$117 /$140

Activity 443476-04 443476-05 443476-06 443476-07

Advanced Jumping Jacks Gymnastics Multipurpose Room Younger students who are ready for more advanced gymnastics skills may be invited by their instructor to participate in this class. He or she will work on more advanced routines on the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor. Please note invitation for this program is at the discretion of the gymnastics coaches. Day Date Tu 8/27-10/8 Tu 9/28-11/2

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

Age 4-5 4-5

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 8/10 $88 /$104 /$129 /$154 443473-02 9/21 $88 /$104 /$129 /$154 443473-03

Pee Wees Tennis Heritage Oak Park This class provides a safe and fun environment to learn the basics of the tennis.

Me Too! Gymnastics Multipurpose Room This parent and child class will help develop your child’s basic motor skills through jumping, skipping, hopping, running, and rolling. You will use beams, wedges, and mats to engage your child through structured play. Day Date Sa 8/21-9/25 Sa 10/2-11/6

Day Date Tu 8/31-9/28 Sa 9/4-10/2

Time Age 6:00-7:00P 4-5 10:00-11:00A 4-5

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 8/24 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 342219-12 8/28 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 342219-13

Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 9:45-10:15A 18 mos-3yrs 8/14 $61 /$72 /$90 /$108 443461-03* 9:45-10:15A 18 mos-3yrs 9/25 $61 /$72 /$90 /$108 443461-04*

Skyhawks Mini Hawk Heritage Oak Park

Tiny Tumblers Gymnastics Multipurpose Room Your child will learn to follow directions without the assistance of a parent and focus on basic gymnastics skills such as forward rolls, backward rolls, headstands, and backbends. He or she will also work on circuit training and be introduced to the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor. Day F Sa F Sa

Date Time 8/20-9/24 4:00-4:45P 8/21-9/25 10:15-11:00A 10/1-11/5 4:00-4:45P 10/2-11/6 10:15-11:00A

To register, see page 34.

Age 3 3 3 3

Deadline 8/13 8/14 9/24 9/25

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $70 /$83 /$104 /$125 $70 /$83 /$104 /$125 $70 /$83 /$104 /$125 $70 /$83 /$104 /$125

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

Activity 443470-07 443470-08 443470-09 443470-10

This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/ eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Day Date Time M 10/4-10/25 5:15-7:15P

Age 4-7

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 9/27 $109 /$129 /$154 /$179 433125-08

Fall 2021

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OLYMPIC TRIALS RECAP TheCityofMasonMantaRayshadcurrentorformerMantaRaysathletesqualifyto participateintheUSOlympicSwimmingTrialswithultimatelycompetingfortheir opportunitytorepresentTeamUSAattheOlympicGamesinTokyo

The Olympic Swimming Trials took place in Omaha Nebraska throughout the weekend of June–  WaveI andJune– WaveII The USOlympicSwimmingTrialswasthefirsttimeaCityofMasonMantaRay haseverqualifiedforFinalsattheOlympicTrials DuringtheTrials outoftheMasvonMantaRayswimmersplacedinthe topintheireventwhichresultsintheathletequalifyingfortheSemi-Finals orFinalsDuringWaveIIoftheTrialsMasonMantaRaysswimmersplacedinthe top insixdifferenteventsqualifyingthemtocompeteintheFinalsofeachof theirrespectiveeventsIntotaltheCityofMasonMantaRayswimmerscompeted indifferenteventsoverthethree-weekperiodduringWaveIandWaveIIofthe UnitedStatesOlympicSwimmingTrials EightMasonMantaRayswimmers CarlBloebaumNoahYoungJesseyLiReeseLugbillTylerBabinecGriffinManningJacob McDonaldAnselFroass competedinWaveIoftheUSOlympicTrialsCarlBloebaumTylerBabinecandAnselFroassall advancedtotheFinalsofWaveICarlBloebaumfinishedfirstintheFlyadvancinghimtoWaveII CarlBloebaumAdamChaneyCoraDupreCarsonFosterandJakeFostercompetedinWaveIIMasonMantaRayChloeHicks earnedaspottocompeteinWaveIIhoweverelectedtoretireandnotcompeteattheTrials AdamChaneyCoraDupreCarsonFosterandJakeFosteralladvancedtotheSemi-Finals top inWaveIIAdamChaneyJake FosterandCarsonFosterwentontoadvancetotheFinals top inWaveIIAdamChaneyplacedfihinthefinalsinthe -meterearninghimthetitleforbeingthefastestandunderswimmerinthecountryJakeFosterplacedfihintheIM andsixthintheBreaststrokeCarsonFosterplacedfourthintheIMthirdintheIMjustmissingmakingthe OlympicTeambysecondsandeighthintheFreeagainjustmissingtheOlympicTeambytwotenthsofasecond CarlBloebaumplacedsecondoverallforall andyoungerswimmersinthecountryearninghimaspotonTeamUSA’s WorldJuniorChampionshipTeamTheWorldJuniorSwimmingChampionswerescheduledtocompeteinKuzanRussiaatthe endofAugusthoweverthemeethasbeenpostponeduntilUSASwimmingisplanningonhavingtheTeamcompeteat anotherinternationalmeetlaterthisyear BecominganOlympicswimmerisnoeasyfeatOnlyofUSAswimmersqualifyfortheopportunitytocompetetobeonthe USAOlympicSwimmingTeamTheCityofMasonhadMantaRaysswimmersthatqualifiedtocompete competed inboth WaveIandWaveIIoftheUSOlympicTrials TheCityofMasonMantaRaysweretheonlymunicipalswimteamrepresentedattheOlympicTrialsTheCityofMasonqualified moreswimmersthananyotherclubteaminOhioAndtheMasonMantaRayshadthemostqualifiersofanyteaminthecountry withouta-meterpoolTheCityisproudofHeadCoachKenHeisAssistantCoachToddBillhimerandtheperformanceofall theMantaRaySwimmers

JUSTKEEPSWIMMING!


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

YOUTH Station 4

AQUATICS

Leisure Pool Students will learn side glide kick with breath and front crawl stroke, while continuing to practice skills learned in previous Stations.

MASON SWIM ACADEMY

Class Times: M 5:35-6:05P or 6:45-7:15P W 5:00-5:30P or 6:10-6:40P Sa 9:35-10:05A or 10:45-11:15A

A swim assessment is required. Please call 513.229.8555 to schedule. Date 8/30-10/16 10/25-12/18

Station 1

Leisure Pool

Deadline 8/23 10/18

Activity 452324* 452424*

Station 5/6 Leisure Pool

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

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

Age 3-5 3-5

Deadline 8/23 10/18

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $105 /$124 /$149 /$174 $105 /$124 /$149 /$174

Activity 452321* 452421*

*No Class 9/6, 9/18, 11/22, 11/24 & 11/27

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

Date 8/30-10/16 10/25-12/18

Age 3-17 3-17

Deadline 8/23 10/18

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

Activity 452325* 452425*

Station 7/8 Leisure Pool

Students will learn advanced elements and stroke efficiency in all four strokes-breaststroke, butterfly, backstroke, and freestyle.

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

Age 3-17 3-17

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $105 /$124 /$149 /$174 $105 /$124 /$149 /$174

*No Class 9/6, 9/18, 11/22, 11/24 & 11/27

Station 2

Date 8/30-10/16 10/25-12/18

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $105 /$124 /$149 /$174 $105 /$124 /$149 /$174

*No Class 9/6, 9/18, 11/22, 11/24 & 11/27

Students will learn to put their face in the water and blow nose bubbles while completing ten relaxed bobs. To participate in this class, your child must be comfortable in a group class setting without a parent.

Date 8/30-10/16 10/25-12/18

Age 3-17 3-17

Deadline 8/23 10/18

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $105 /$124 /$149 /$174 $105 /$124 /$149 /$174

Class Times: M, W 6:15-7:00P Sa 10:45-11:30A

Activity 452322* 452422*

Date 8/30-10/16 10/25-12/18

Age 3-17 3-17

Deadline 8/23 10/18

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $105 /$124 /$149 /$174** $105 /$124 /$149 /$174**

Activity 452326* 452426*

*No Class 9/6, 9/18, 11/22, 11/24 & 11/27

*No Class 9/6, 9/18, 11/22, 11/24 & 11/27 **M&W class fees: $195 /$230 /$250 /$280

Station 3

Station 9/10

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

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

Leisure Pool

Leisure Pool

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

Date 8/30-10/16 10/25-12/18

Age 3-17 3-17

Deadline 8/23 10/18

*No Class 9/6, 9/18, 11/22, 11/24 & 11/27

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Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $105 /$124 /$149 /$174 $105 /$124 /$149 /$174

Class Times: W 7:15-8:00P

Activity 452323* 452423*

Date 8/30-10/16 10/25-12/18

Age 3-17 3-17

Deadline 8/23 10/18

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $195 /$230 /$255 /$280 $210 /$248 /$273 /$298

Activity 452327* 452427

*No Class 9/6, 9/18, 11/22, 11/24 & 11/27

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

YOUTH ENRICHMENT

CAMPS

Brixilated Building Academy Meeting Rooms Lego® master builders ASSEMBLE! Students will receive 230 new Lego® bricks and build a new model each week, while also learning Lego® terminology and build techniques, critical thinking skills, storytelling, and foundational STEM skills. After each class, students will receive a digital copy of the lesson plan and build instructions to build at home.

School’s Out Fun Day Camp Activity Room B Mason Community Center is offering a three-day camp while Mason City Schools are out. Take this opportunity for your child to meet new friends and have fun while you have the comfort of knowing where your child will be. Be prepared for an active day and make sure your child is wearing gym shoes. Please pack a lunch, multiple snacks, swimsuit, towel, and refillable water bottle each day.

Day Date Tu 8/31-10/12 Tu 8/31-10/12 Th 9/2-10/14 Th 9/2-10/14 Tu 10/26-12/14 Tu 10/26-12/14 Th 10/28-12/16 Th 10/28-12/16 *No Class 11/25

Time 4:00-5:00P 6:00-7:00P 4:00-5:00P 6:00-7:00P 4:00-5:00P 6:00-7:00P 4:00-5:00P 6:00-7:00P

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

Deadline 8/24 8/24 8/26 8/26 10/19 10/19 10/21 10/21

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $107 /$126 /$151 /$176 $107 /$126 /$151 /$176 $107 /$126 /$151 /$176 $107 /$126 /$151 /$176 $107 /$126 /$151 /$176 $107 /$126 /$151 /$176 $107 /$126 /$151 /$176 $107 /$126 /$151 /$176

Activity 436607-01 436607-02 436607-03 436607-04 436607-05 436607-06 436607-07* 436607-08*

Be sure to register early! A minimum of 5 participants must be registered by the deadline for the program to run. Day M-W M-Th M-Th

Date 11/22-11/24 12/20-12/23 12/27-12/30

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

Age 6-12 6-12 6-12

Deadline 11/15 12/13 12/20

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $90 /$106 /$131 /$156 $120 /$143 /$167 /$192 $120 /$143 /$167 /$192

Activity 462102-07 462102-10 462102-13

WE LOVE OUR MEMBERS! SATURDAY OCTOBER 9, 2021

PancakeBreakfastat MasonMunicipalAquaticCenter

Pancakes am–am

School’s Out Fun Day Extended Care Kids Korner Extended Care is designed for campers who need longer care for the camp day. Day M-W M-W M-Th M-Th M-Th M-Th

Date 11/22-11/24 11/22-11/24 12/20-12/23 12/20-12/23 12/27-12/30 12/27-12/30

To register, see page 34.

Time 8:00-9:00A 4:00-5:00P 8:00-9:00A 4:00-5:00P 8:00-9:00A 4:00-5:00P

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

Deadline 11/15 11/15 12/13 12/13 12/20 12/20

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Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $18 /$22 /$28 /$33 $18 /$22 /$28 /$33 $24 /$29 /$37 /$44 $24 /$29 /$37 /$44 $24 /$29 /$37 /$44 $24 /$29 /$37 /$44

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YOUTH SPORTS

Sassy Sixes and Sevens Gymnastics Multipurpose Room

Students will work on gymnastics drills, conditioning, and routines similar to those introduced in the Beginners and Advanced Beginners classes. He or she will continue to improve on basic gymnastic skills, flexibility, and strength. Day M Tu F Sa M Tu F Sa

Date 8/16-9/20 8/17-9/21 8/20-9/24 8/21-9/25 9/27-11/1 9/28-11/2 10/1-11/5 10/2-11/6

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

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

Deadline 8/9 8/10 8/13 8/6 9/20 9/21 9/24 9/25

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $88 /$104 /$129 /$154 $88 /$104 /$129 /$154 $88 /$104 /$129 /$154 $88 /$104 /$129 /$154 $88 /$104 /$129 /$154 $88 /$104 /$129 /$154 $88 /$104 /$129 /$154 $88 /$104 /$129 /$154

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Multipurpose Room

Beginners Gymnastics Multipurpose Room

Introduce your child to the world of gymnastics. Students will learn basic gymnastics skills on the floor, uneven bars, balance beam, and vault. Your child will then learn to put the skills together to form a routine. Conditioning and flexibility are also introduced at this level. Day M Tu Th M Tu Th

Date 8/16-9/20 8/17-9/21 8/19-9/23 9/27-11/1 9/28-11/2 9/30-11/4

Time 6:00-7:00P 5:30-6:30P 6:30-7:30P 6:00-7:00P 5:30-6:30P 6:30-7:30P

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

Deadline 8/9 8/10 8/12 9/20 9/21 9/23

Advanced Beginners Gymnastics

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $88 /$104 /$129 /$154 $88 /$104 /$129 /$154 $88 /$104 /$129 /$154 $88 /$104 /$129 /$154 $88 /$104 /$129 /$154 $88 /$104 /$129 /$154

Students in this class must have some gymnastics experience and have mastered the basic Beginner skills. This class will provide a greater challenge to students on the floor, uneven bars, balance beam, and vault. Day Date M,W 8/16-9/22 M,W 9/29-11/3

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

Age 8 & up 8 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 8/9 $160 /$189 /$214 /$239 443482-02 9/22 $160 /$189 /$214 /$239 443482-03

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Advanced Sassy Sixes and Sevens Gymnastics

Skyhawks Golf Clinic

Younger students who are ready for more advanced gymnastics skills may be invited by their instructor to participate in this class. Students will work on more advanced skills on the vault, uneven bars, balance beam and floor.

Boys and girls will learn the fundamentals of swinging, putting and body positioning. Using the ShortGolf® system, we have simplified instruction so that young players can make an effective transition onto the golf course. All equipment provided.

Multipurpose Room

Day Date Tu,Th 8/17-9/23 Tu,Th 9/28-11/4

Time 5:00-6:00P 5:00-6:00P

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Age 6-7 6-7

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 8/10 $160 /$189 /$214 /$239 443468-02 9/21 $160 /$189 /$214 /$239 443468-03

Heritage Oak Park

Day Date Time Tu 8/31-9/21 5:15-7:15P Tu 10/5-10/26 5:15-7:15P

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 5-9 5-9

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 8/24 $109 /$129 /$154 /$179 433222-04 9/28 $109 /$129 /$154 /$179 433222-05

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

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YOUTH Skyhawks Basketball Heritage Oak Park This fun, skill-intensive program is designed for beginning to intermediate athletes. Participants learn passing, shooting, dribbling, and rebounding making this one of our most popular programs. Boys and girls will also learn vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and responsibility. Day Date Time W 9/1-9/22 5:15-7:15P W 10/6-10/27 5:15-7:15P

Age 5-9 5-9

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 8/25 $109 /$129 /$154 /$179 433221-05 9/29 $109 /$129 /$154 /$179 433221-06

Future Stars Tennis Heritage Oak Park Future Stars are just beginning to play from the baseline. This program will follow the “games” approach to learning tennis. Day Tu Th Sa

Date Time 8/31-9/28 7:00-8:00P 9/2-9/30 6:00-7:00P 9/4-10/2 11:00A-12:00P

Age 6-8 6-8 6-8

Deadline 8/24 8/26 8/28

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

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Junior Champs Tennis Heritage Oak Park These children are beginners or graduates from Future Stars. They are comfortable serving and playing from the baseline and beginning to rally.

Skyhawks Flag Football Heritage Oak Park Experience the excitement of football with Skyhawks Flag Football fueled by USA Football. Using a curriculum developed by the experts from USA Football, coaches will teach skills like passing, receiving, kicking and flag pulling. Participants will gain confidence and learn important life lessons in a fun, positive environment. Day Date Time Th 9/2-9/23 5:15-7:15P Th 10/7-10/28 5:15-7:15P

Age 6-10 6-10

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 8/26 $109 /$129 /$154 /$179 433221-07 9/30 $109 /$129 /$154 /$179 433221-08

Day Date Th 9/2-9/30 Sa 9/4-10/2

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

Age 7-13 7-13

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 8/26 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 342221-04 8/28 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 342221-05

SPECIAL EVENTS

Parents’ Night Out Premier Member Perk! Kids’ Korner

Skyhawks Mini Hawk Heritage Oak Park This multi-sport program was developed to give children a positive first step into athletics. The essentials of baseball, basketball and soccer are taught in a safe, structured environment with lots of encouragement and a big focus on fun. Our Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Skyhawks staff are trained to handle the specific needs of young athletes. Day Date Time M 10/4-10/25 5:15-7:15P

To register, see page 34.

Age 4-7

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 9/27 $109 /$129 /$154 /$179 433125-08

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513.229.8555

Parents, enjoy a night out on the town while your children engage in a night full of fun at Mason Community Center. The evening will consist of themed programming and a pizza party sponsored by Marco’s Pizza. Please pack a snack and drink for each event. Children must be potty trained to attend. Day F F F F F F

Date 9/10 9/24 10/8 10/22 11/5 11/19

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

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

Deadline 9/3 9/17 10/1 10/15 10/29 11/12

Fee Free Free Free Free Free Free

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TEEN FITNESS & WELLNESS

TEEN STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING SERIES

Our new Teen Strength and Conditioning series will focus on 4 key areas for the teen athlete: Cardio + Core, Weight Room Strength Training, Sports Nutrition, and Stretching + Flexibility. Each topic is a separate 2-week session – you can choose the ones that interest you the most or participate in all 4!

Cardio + Core

Sports Nutrition

For teenage athletes of all levels, this two-week program will focus on developing cardio endurance to improve cardiovascular health and help boost metabolism, as well as improve core strength and stability. In this program, you will learn basic information, AND participate in great workouts that will help improve your health and fitness levels. For participants aged 12 - 18.

For teenage athletes of all levels, this two-week program will focus on introducing participants to Sports Nutrition, and how it can improve body composition and energy, as well as physical performance and post workout recovery. In this program, you will learn basic information that will help improve your health and fitness levels. For participants aged 12 - 18.

Studio A

Day Date Time Tu 9/14-9/21 3:30-4:30P W 9/15-9/22 7:00-8:00P

Studio A

Age 12-18 12-18

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 9/10 $16/$19/$24/$29 400100-01 9/10 $16/$19/$24/$29 400100-02

Day Date Time Tu 10/12-10/19 3:30-4:30P W 10/13-10/20 7:00-8:00P

Age 12-18 12-18

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 9/3 $16/$19/$24/$29 400102-01 9/17 $16/$19/$24/$29 400102-02

Weight Room Strength Training

Stretching + Flexibility

For teenage athletes of all levels, this two-week program will focus on introducing participants to the weight room, including proper use of cardio and weight equipment, exercise safety, a fitness assessment, and an equipment workout plan. In this program, you will learn basic information, AND participate in great workouts that will help improve your health and fitness levels.

For teenage athletes of all levels, this two-week program will focus on Stretching and Flexibility, as they are key in helping to prevent injury, improve flexibility and focus, as well as boost mental strength and fortitude. In this program, you will learn basic information, AND take part in a great work out that will help improve your health and fitness levels. For participants aged 12 - 18.

Fitness Center

Day Date Time Tu 9/28-10/5 3:30-4:30P W 9/29-10/6 7:00-8:00P

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Age 12-18 12-18

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 9/24 $16/$19/$24/$29 400101-01 9/24 $16/$19/$24/$29 400101-02

Studio A

Day Date Time Tu 10/26-11/2 3:30-4:30P W 10/27-11/3 7:00-8:00P

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 12-18 12-18

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 10/22 $16/$19/$24/$29 400103-01 10/22 $16/$19/$24/$29 400103-02

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


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Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Tennis Heritage Oak Park This class is for students who are beginning to play sets. They can hit six of ten serves in from the baseline and can rally five balls in a row with a partner from the baseline. Day Date Sa 9/4-10/2

Time 12:00-1:00P

Age 10-18

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 8/28 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 342222-03

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ADULT AQUATICS

MODIFIED GROUP EXERCISE SCHEDULE MONDAY,SEPTEMBER6

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8:00 - 8:45 a.m. 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. 10:15 - 11:00 a.m. 10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Adult Group Swim Lessons Leisure Pool

Beginner adults with little or no experience in the water will work on various skills and techniques to achieve the goal of water acclimation, submersion, and floating one the front and the back. Day Date M 8/30-10/11 Beginner M 8/30-10/11 Intermediate M 10/25-12/13 Beginner M 10/25-12/13 Intermediate

Time 7:20-7:50

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 15 & up 8/23 $90/$106/$131/$156 452334-01*

7:20-7:50P

15 & up 8/23

$90/$106/$131/$156

452334-02*

7:20-7:50P

15 & up 10/18

$105/$124/$149/$174

452434-01*

7:20-7:50P

15 & up 10/18

$105/$124/$149/$174

452434-02*

*No Class 9/6, 11/22, 11/24 & 11/27

FITNESS & WELLNESS

CITY OF MASON

Wellness Talks Series

Join us for our new Wellness Talks Series, each month features a different topic, led by Dietetic Technician. Day W W W

Date 9/15 10/13 11/10

Time 12:30-1:15P 12:30-1:15P 12:30-1:15P

Age 15 & up 15 & up 15 & up

Deadline 9/8 10/6 11/3

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

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SPORTS

Adult Beginner Tennis Heritage Oak Park

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

Day Date Tu 8/31-9/28 Th 9/2-9/30

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

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 16 & up 8/24 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 342209-09 16 & up 8/26 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 342209-10

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


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MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

SENIOR AQUATICS

FITNESS & WELLNESS

Bodies in Balance: Water Leisure Pool

Bodies in Balance: Water is ideal for those who have arthritis, Parkinsons, fibromyalgia, discharged or phase 3 pulmonary rehab, balance issues, or any other joint pain. This is a basic class for those starting an exercise program or those who want to transition from aquatics exercises to a land-based program. The class is led by a certified athletic trainer and features more rehab-based exercises compared to a traditional fitness class. If you are looking for a medically inclined approach to your fitness program, this is the class for you. There will be no make-up classes or rescheduling for any absences. Day Tu,Th Tu,Th Tu,Th

Date 9/7-9/30 10/5-10/28 11/2-11/18

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

Age 18 & up 18 & up 18 & up

Deadline 8/31 9/28 10/26

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $65 /$77 /$97 /$116 $65 /$77 /$97 /$116 $50 /$59 /$74 /$89

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ENRICHMENT

Parkinson’s Support Group Senior Center

Mason’s Parkinson’s Support Group offers you education, exercise therapy, and support that has proven beneficial in helping cope with this disease. Day Date Time Th 9/2-11/25 4:00-5:30P

Age 55 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity ?? Free 449205-01

Senior Fitness Training Gymnasium

Stay strong with a senior workout program that is perfect for all fitness levels. Join us in a circuit program designed and instructed each week by a certified personal trainer. Circuit training is a great way to get maximum results in minimal time and provides all-around fitness, tone, and strength. Day Tu,Th Tu,Th Tu,Th

Date 9/7-9/30 10/5-10/28 11/2-11/18

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

Age 55 & up 55 & up 55 & up

Deadline 8/31 9/28 10/26

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 $41 /$49 /$62 /$74

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Senior Center Meet and Greet Senior Lounge

Are you thinking of joining or are you a current member at the Community Center and don’t know where to begin? Join us in the Senior Center lounge for light refreshments and learn about all the amazing activities and programs that you can be involved in. Day Tu Tu Tu

Date 9/7 10/5 11/2

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

Age 55 & up 55 & up 55 & up

Deadline 8/31 9/28 10/26

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

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Safari Dinner

Let’s go on a SAFARI! One Wednesday a month, members of the Senior Center meet at a local restaurant under the reservation name Mason Senior Center. Call the Senior Center at 513.229.8555 to reserve your spot. Reservation is required.

Picasso’s Painters Senior Center

Try your hand at painting. No experience is required. People with various levels of skill will learn from each other. Please bring your own supplies. Day Date Time Tu 9/7-11/30 9:00-11:00A

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Age 55 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 9/1 Free 422201-01

Day Date Time Age Deadline W 9/8 5:00-7:00P 55 & up 9/1 Courseview Restaurant Mason, OH 45040 W 10/13 5:00-7:00P 55 & up 10/6 Old Bag Of Nails Mason, OH 45040 W 11/10 5:00-7:00P 55 & up 11/3 El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant Mason, OH 45040

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity Free 444400-04 Free

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NR: Nonresident


SENIOR Makino Park Bring your grandchildren and a picnic dinner to the City of Mason’s newest park. This park encourages interaction and recreation opportunities that spans multi-generational users of all abilities in a peaceful and welcoming setting. Time 4:00-6:00P

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Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 55 & up 9/5 Free 443016-05

Breakfast Bingo Join us for a morning of BINGO while enjoying donuts, pastries, and coffee. Please bring quarters for BINGO cards - you may go home a winner! Day Date Time Tu 9/21 9:30-11:00A Mason Municipal Aquatic Center Tu 10/19 9:30-11:00A Mason Senior Center Tu 11/16 9:30-11:00A Mason Senior Center

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 55 & up 9/14 $5 /$6 /$8 /$9 443108-04 55 & up 10/12

$5 /$6 /$8 /$9

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55 & up 11/9

$5 /$6 /$8 /$9

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Alzheimer's Series

Mason Twisters competed in the AAU Nationals in Savannah, Georgia earning 51 Top 6 placements across four events.

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ALL-AROUND PERFORMANCE AWARDS

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Alayna Fitzgerald - Silver Medal Arunima Rao - Bronze Medal

INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE AWARDS Sara Daniels - Gold (Beam), silver (vault) and bronze (bars) Alayna Fitzgerald- Bronze (bars and beam) Avery Fitzgerald - Bronze (vault) and silver (beam) Eva Johnson - Bronze (beam) Dawsonne Jones - Silver (vault and bars) and bronze (floor) Karen Kramer - Gold (floor) and silver (bars) Arunima Rao - Silver (beam) Illa Wall - Silver (bars) Charlotte Wang - Bronze (vault) Maxx Whittaker - Gold (floor)

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