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SPRING 2021

NEWS AND ACTIVITIES FOR MASON AND DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS CITY OF MASON

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COME TOGETHER MASON

WELLNESS. SERVICE. COMMUNITY.

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IMAGINEMASON.ORG


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

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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

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COMMUNITY MADE BETTER TOGETHER.

During the fall and winter months of 2020, a handful of determined people banded together to bring back Community Unity Days -- an event that Mason to bring the community together in the village core. Thanks to Don Williams, one of the chamber’s founders and lifetime members who still lives in downtown Mason, we learned about ways the community came together in 1968 through volunteerism, pride and care for one another. This motivated the chamber to get back to basics and focus on the value of unity in our great community.

As a result, Community Unity Days kicked off on October 24 with a car parade through downtown Mason showing support for local businesses. The day included live music, a fall scavenger hunt, DORA stops, business promotions, celebrations and more. Celebrations continued into

Community Unity Days concluded into December as the downtown Mason corridor was lit for the holiday season. A nod to the Mason front and bring a warmth and sparkle to the corridor for the holiday season. The rejuvenation of Community Unity Days was made possible by these incredible sponsors and the chamber’s ambassadors committee, led by Mark Andrea.


Eric Hansen City of Mason Manager

Get Active in Mason This Spring

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t’s no wonder one of the most popular resolutions in 2021 is to improve overall wellness. Although our overall wellness was put to the test this past year, COVID-19 gave us extra time with family, time to get in touch with our surroundings, and time to grow our personal space. But our wellness also includes making new friends, exercising more, and traveling. 2020 challenged us to push our imagination and find new creative ways to stay connected as a community and we are eager to once again be drawn together. Through a new and growing partnership with the American Heart Association, we celebrate American Heart Month in February by raising awareness to reduce heart disease risk factors. Follow City of Mason, Ohio – Government on Facebook or @ImagineMason on Twitter for ways to get inspired and stay active throughout February. We encourage you to help spread the weekly heart healthy messages and activities to your friends and family. Mason Community Center has formed new ways to get involved and stay active throughout the year. Create original pieces of clay pottery in March, learn about seasonal

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food nutrition during the Wellness Talk Series in April, and support your friends and family on National Senior Health and Fitness Day in May. The upcoming yoga therapy series is also a great way to rejuvenate your mind, improve body movement, and reduce stress levels. The new Municipal Aquatic Center will bring excitement for the entire family this year and provides an opportunity to be outside and reconnect with your friends. As the weather begins to turn, we can seize the opportunity to take advantage of the many outdoor activities in Mason and increase our Vitamin D levels. Get on your bike and travel to new areas through Mason’s bike path, play a round of golf at Mason’s Golf Center, discover new blooms at Pine Hill Lakes Park, or look to the skies and fly a kite at Heritage Oak Park. Also this spring, Mason’s newest outdoor recreation area, Makino Park, will be opened for families of all abilities to enjoy and make new memories. The more time you spend outside, the more likely you are to move and keep moving. We look forward to exciting opportunities to stay healthy and connected this year.


Jim Siciliano Deerfield Township Trustee

Despite the Challenges of 2020, I Am Proud of What We Accomplished

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hen I was appointed to the Deerfield Township Board of Trustees a year ago, I could have never imagined the year it would be. No one could have. Our community as a whole faced a plethora of challenges, but we have persevered and I see a bright future ahead for Deerfield Township starting in 2021. Much like the community, the Township staff also faced the challenges of 2020 head on and didn’t miss a beat. I am very proud of the work that we were able to accomplish despite office closures, summer camp and event cancellations, changes in processes, and more. For example, in the wake of summer camps being cancelled, our Parks and Recreation staff put together several self-guided activities that encouraged people to get outside, stay active, and tap into creativity to create community art. These included various story walks, scavenger hunts, and a Fairy and Gnome Trail, which featured homemade creations from families in our community. They also asked the community to contribute sidewalk art to our park pathways. Additionally, they put together in-car movie opportunities in partnership with North Cincinnati Community Church and worked with the Deerfield Towne Center to transform our Touch-aTruck and Treat Street events into drive-thru experiences. Finally, at Christmas time, they

arranged for a Facebook Live concert series, again in partnership with Deerfield Towne Center, with local musician Zac Morgan, and partnered with Deerfield resident and artist David Jonathan Creative to bring interactive murals to both Cottell Park and Kingswood Park. Additionally, at Kingswood, we engaged the Ohio River Foundation to assist with the removal of invasive species and the Cincinnati Nature Center assisted with the planting of a pollinator pathway and a prairie, both of which will increase plant diversity and improve the habitat for wildlife. These projects support the Township’s vision of connecting our growing community with safe places to reflect, gather, and play while promoting healthy active lifestyles, community wellness, and environmental sustainability. Finally, at Roberts Park, our Service Department built a rain garden and parking lot and we completed the due diligence process and broke ground on Fire Station 59, which will ensure that fire and EMS services can attend to needs of our community at or under the industry standard of response time. As we look ahead to 2021, I am excited to get back to business as usual, seeing our community gather again at events, and seeing what our staff can accomplish, which I know will be amazing and completed in line with community needs and vision.

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Local Charlie Company Cleans Up Headstones

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s part of a service project, SFC Eric Daugherty, SFC Daniel Roellig, SSG Kaitlyne Kisner, SGT Heather Blanton, SPC Jacob Wilhelm, SSG Justin Arrington and 1SG Kevin Morgan brought cleaning supplies, provided by the City, out to the Dog Street Cemetery to begin cleaning headstones. During this opportunity, they were able to renew two veterans’ headstones, those of George Cline from the War of 1812 and John Newcomb from the Civil War, as well as headstones for “Missouri Jane,” an infant, and James Witham, as well as the Johnson family obelisk. “Our sincerest thanks for allowing us the privilege to honor our veterans as well as provide a small service to some of the locals who are at rest at the Dog Street Cemetery,” says 1SG Kevin W. Morgan. This Drill Sergeant unit is currently comprised of 13 Drill Sergeants and four administrative/support staff. Their primary task is to provide training to ROTC cadets. As needed, the Drill Sergeants conduct Initial Entry Training, also known as “Basic Training” at Ft. Benning, Georgia, Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Ft. Sill, Oklahoma. They conduct training once a month with an “Annual Training” during the summer. In addition to maintaining their status and currency as Drill Sergeants, they must also meet the Army’s annual requirements for training and readiness, from medical, dental, and physical fitness to weapons qualification, map reading, communications, and other combat-related skills. Thank you for your service and for taking on this project. Dog Street Cemetery 6025–6051 Kings Island Drive Mason, Ohio 45040

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Close, Convenient Primary Care. Make an appointment. Get right in. TriHealth has the most primary care and specialist physicians in Mason. We also provide urgent care at our Priority Care location on Arbor Square Drive as well as infusion services, physical therapy and the Live Well program at our Mason Community Center medical offices. We’re committed to improving the health of the Mason community.

To ďŹ nd a doctor, visit TriHealth.com


Calendar

Spring Toward the Arts in Your Community!

Mason Schools Spring Break

Monday, March 29– Monday, April 5 Mason City Schools Closed Mason Community Center open normal hours

Daylight Savings Time Sunday, March 14 Spring your clocks forward

Easter

Friday, April 2 Mason Community Center open normal hours City Offices Closed Sunday, April 4 Mason Community Center open 12–4 p.m. (limited facility)

The Arts Alliance is busy making plans for upcoming programming to celebrate the spring and summer. Look for popup programs for children and adults at Cottell Park. These unique activities are designed as casual, creative drop-in artmaking opportunities for the whole family. Summer Art Camp planning is underway! Join The Arts Alliance and our wonderful instructors as community favorites like Glass Exploration and Fairy Camp return. Be on the lookout for some exciting new options, including Nature Camp, Traditional Sewing Camp, Artist Trading Cards, and Chemistry and Color Camps! THREE Deerfield Handmade Markets are heading your way this year! Visit www.the-arts-alliance.org for the complete schedule, artist applications, and general information. The Arts Alliance will feature many exciting new artists! The Arts Alliance will celebrate 15 years of serving the community that they love! They can’t wait to share what’s in store. The Arts Alliance is looking forward to returning programming to the community in 2021!

Memorial Day

Monday, May 31 Mason Community Center open 5 a.m.–12 p.m. Mason Municipal Aquatic Center open (visit imaginemason.org for hours) City Offices Closed

Paying Off the Municipal Center Mortgage This past December the City of Mason celebrated the milestone of paying off the Mason Municipal Center. Former and current Council members as well as staff commemorated the impact the facility has had on elevating Mason and increasing the City’s capability to deliver a high level of service and quality of life to the community. In 2001, City Council authorized the financing and construction of the Mason Municipal Center. The Municipal Center was financed using a lease-purchase financing agreement. After evaluating several financing options, projected future projects, and market conditions, a lease-purchase financing agreement issuing certificates of participation was recommended. In 2010, Council authorized the advance refunding of the 2001 Mason Municipal Center debt, reducing the annual debt service payment per year for 2011 through 2026. In 2015, the City defeased $2.5 million of the amount outstanding 8 CenterPoint Spring 2021

so that a portion of the building may be leased for economic development activity. This brought the annual debt service down and reduced the payoff by one year. Financing longterm capital projects and community amenities is financially prudent when both current and future residents will benefit from those assets. The combination of healthy financial operations characterized by strong reserves and wise fiscal management has been the key elements for maintaining the highest rating (Aaa)

available by Moody’s Investors Services. Paying off the Mason Municipal Center continues the City’s prudent fiscal management.


Mason’s Start Up Genetesis Receives Significant Recognition from FDA with Breakthrough Technology Designation for Heart Health Another win for Mason’s BioHub—anchored by innovation and activity in cardiology, mental health, and genetics Mason’s disruptive med-tech start-up Genetesis continues to gain national attention with recent “breakthrough device designation” by the FDA for its flagship technology CardioFlux. This comes on the heels of closing a $10.5 million Series B with participation from partners like CincyTech, the Ohio Innovation Fund, and Cuban’s Radical Investments. “The FDA designation recognizes the positive patient impact that is possible with Genetesis,” CincyTech CEO Mike Venerable says. “This accomplishment is a credit to Peeyush and his team.” The FDA program’s objective is to provide speed to market for new product development. Representing a next-gen evolution in heart health technology this designation will serve as a “catalyst” in making CardioFlux available for widespread clinical use. Genetesis received its first FDA 510(k) clearance in 2019. “It’s a testament to the FDA believing in the potential of this technology,” says Peeyush Shirvastava, com-

pany cofounder and CEO. “A lot of value comes with that. We get regular FDA interaction, ultimately for clinical approval of our technology, which would make it widely available throughout the United States.” The City continues to deploy nontraditional strategies to support scaling innovation of its startup and biotech portfolio and is collaborating with Genetesis on a 500-patient, multi-center clinical trial, known as the “Mason Heart Study.” It’s expected that findings used from this early baseline data gathered from the study will be part of the drive to a faster company standup. Genetesis, founded in 2013, is part of a growing bio hub in the City of Mason, which also includes companies like IncludeHealth, Clarigent Health, AtriCure, Masters Drug Company a McKesson Company, Haag-Striet/Reliance Medical, Myriad Neuroscience (which acquired Assurex Health), Mobility Health, and P&G Global Health and Beauty. Genetesis is located in the City’s startup program known as the Mason Tech Elevator, which helps early-stage tech and bioscience companies scale. The City of Mason Congratulates Genetesis! Learn more at genetesis. com.

Kings Mills Elementary Is Getting a Therapy Dog! Welcome to Gily, a golden doodle who will join the staff and students at Kings Mills Elementary sometime in the spring, once she passes her training and certifications. Gily’s name means “joy.” Like Raven, J.F. Burns Elementary School’s Therapy Dog, Gily will have received extensive training on how to interact with elementary students in a school environment, as well as undergone temperament and obedience training. She will be assisting KME School Counselor Keri Perdrixin supporting students. We are sure that Gily will bring a lot of joy to the students and staff at KME! Pictured L-R: Mrs. Perdrix with Gily and Mrs. Emily Sander, JFB Counselor, with Raven.

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Mason Launches a Heart Health Initiative this February with American Heart Association & Corporate Partners This public private partnership is an example of how Mason Economic Development leverages strong corporate partnerships and unique innovations in the City’s bio sector to benefit the Mason Community The City of Mason’s commitment to cultivating a culture of wellness from growing a bio hub to running the second-largest publicly owned Community Center in Ohio has taken on a heart focus for February. It is no secret February is all about hearts—but not just the candy kind. February is American Heart Month and the City of Mason is proud to promote awareness to reinforce the importance of heart health and highlight the need for more research and innovative solutions. Mason has a particular interest in what’s behind keeping hearts healthy. For the past half of a decade, the City has been growing its niche strength in heart related industries as more companies within this sector locate here. Some of that science happening in Mason includes work advancing heart health and the development of new medical devices. As part of the City’s Economic Development strategy, earlier this year we announced collaborative efforts with Genetesis and Atricure as part of the City’s Living Lab Initiative, which uses the City as a pilot location to explore and test new state of the art innovations.The City is also launching a pilot initiative with the American Heart Association and these companies to bring awareness, education, and valuable tools to the Mason corporate and residential community. Heart disease is currently the number one cause of death in the U.S. claiming more than 600,000 Americans annually. Heart disease affects all ages, genders, and ethnicities.

CONSIDER THE FACTS: ∙ Heart disease kills more people than all forms of cancer combined. ∙ It is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. ∙ 83% believe that heart attacks can be prevented but are not motivated to do anything. ∙ 72% of Americans do not consider themselves at risk for heart disease. Throughout February there will be several activities open to the public and for businesses to bring further awareness of health topics. For more information, please visit imaginemasonheart.com

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NICOLE PFIRMAN MENTAL WELLNESS SUPERVISOR

Nicole Pfirman has been serving Mason City Schools students since 2005. A licensed Occupational Therapist, she always had a vision for a comprehensive mental wellness program in Mason City Schools that would tap into community resources and provide students, staff, and families the expertise and care they needed. In 2018, her dream became a reality when the district tapped her to expand and lead its mental wellness efforts. Today, the program includes 29 district personnel including mental wellness coordinators, school counselors, social workers, and three therapy dogs. In addition, the mental wellness team includes eight full-time Cincinnati Children’s Clinical Therapists and one Nurse Practitioner. The Cincinnati Children’s Mason team will continue to grow over the next school year.

Are more students struggling with mental health concerns during the pandemic? Now more than ever we are experiencing an increase in children and adolescents expressing signs of hopelessness, depression, and anxiety about what is going on in our country and across the world including the COVID-19 pandemic. These feelings, along with the social isolation that some children are experiencing due to COVID-19, have led to an increase in suicidal ideation and self-harm. As a result, we have seen an increase in families requesting mental health supports for their children during the school day. We are continuing to work with our mental health agency partners to ensure we are providing the best wraparound support for our students and families. In addition to our mental wellness team, we also have an incredible group of teachers and support staff who are working tirelessly to ensure the social emotional needs of our students are met in the classroom. Additionally, we are blessed to have a HopeSquad at Mason High School whose members provide peer to peer support to students who may be struggling with a

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variety of mental health concerns. When should a family ask for help? Families can reach out to their child’s school counselor or the campus mental wellness coordinator with any questions or concerns related to social emotional development or mental health of their child. The counselors and mental wellness coordinators can triage the family concerns and make the appropriate referrals or recommendations for school-based or clinical care. Additionally, families can reach out to the district resource coordinator for assistance in providing wraparound support for a variety of community and daily living needs.

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What’s your favorite way to take care of yourself? I set aside time every evening before bed to relax and unwind. I enjoy reading, taking a walk, listening to music, and planning fun activities and trips with my four children. Spending time daily on self-care allows me to ensure that I can give my best self to the families and colleagues whom I support.

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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. MIO VINO MICRO WINERY

Mio Vino Micro Winery started with a love of craft wine and a dream to teach the craft to others. Today, Mio Vino has two locations, one in Mason and one in Deer Park, where they ferment all their own wines on-site and have a bountiful selection of wines for visitors looking to try something new. With access to more than 100 wines from 13 countries, owner Ramesh Malhotra is ready to satisfy your cravings for world-class wines.

What inspired you to start Mio Vino Micro Winery? A passion for wine turned into a hobby, which is now a way of life.

When guests come in for a tasting, how do you help them choose wines they would like?

We ask them if they prefer reds or whites, sweet or dry, and then offer them samples based on their preferences to help them determine what they like best.

What are your most popular wines?

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months and our South African blend was a huge success as well—we can’t keep it on the shelves. Last year, we also made a whiskey barrel–aged Cabernet Syrah that was a huge hit! And I would say that our peach/raspberry sangria is the most popular overall.

Tell us about your make-your-ownwine process. What is your favorite part?

Small-batch winemaking means that we can provide a special experience to our guests where they can create personalized wines, complete with a custom label. At Mio Vino, we walk our guests

through the process step-by-step, from selecting their own grapes to initiating the fermentation process. Then, we wait—which is the hardest part! After about 45 days, guests will bottle and label their own batch of custom wine. Probably our favorite part is watching people’s reactions when they bottle their first bottle of wine—it’s like they are becoming new parents.

What do you like about being in Mason?

Mason has been very welcoming. People have said how excited they are that we are here. They really enjoy the patio. Mio Vino Micro Winery Mason and Deer Park locations are available for private event rental as well. You can follow them on Facebook for more information on their upcoming events and newest Mio Vino wines. Mio Vino Mason, 312 Reading Rd., Mason, OH 45040


EMPANADAS AQUÍ Through the love of cooking and authentic family recipes, Pat Fettig and Brett and Dadnitri Johnson started the Empanadas Aquí Food Truck in spring 2014. Early this year, they opened a brick-and-mortar location in the heart of Downtown Mason, serving up delicious Venezuelan street food like arepas, tostones, parrilla, and more. We spoke with manager Brett Johnson to find out more about this special spot.

What inspired Empanadas Aquí?

It started at a family birthday party when we were talking about what we wanted to do next and someone said, “Let’s start a food truck!” We decided on Venezuelan food because my wife is from Caracas, Venezuela.

What made you choose Mason as your business location? What do you enjoy most about being in Downtown Mason?

Mason is important because this is home for me. There is a large Venezuelan community in the area as well, and Mason is growing so fast that diversity is celebrated. Because of that diversity, Mason was everything we wanted Empanadas Aquí to be: a home away from home for some, while also offering different cuisine and a unique experience for others. I also love the small town feeling that still exists. While moving into our brick-and-mortar lo-

cation, our neighbors offered a helping hand by mowing the grass or lending us tools as needed.

Did you face any challenges going from a food truck to a brick-and-mortar restaurant? Do you prefer one to the other?

Our biggest challenge, barring COVID, was scale. At the food truck, we got good at “guesstimating” how much food we needed for events and catering. The restaurant blew those numbers out of the water. We had to learn to scale our food prep to fit our needs, moving from a

9’x18’ mobile kitchen into 2,100 square feet. It was a steep learning curve. While the brick-and-mortar restaurant and food truck are two different animals, I still enjoy them both.

What dishes were you most excited to add to your menu when you gained a full-sized kitchen?

My two favorite items are our Parrilla and the Black Roast. The Parrilla is a grilled meat platter with steak, chicken, and chorizo served with a full order of yuca fries and tostones. The Black Roast is one of our best kept secrets. It is Venezuelan home cooking, comfort food to its core. The roast CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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is sliced eye of round beef marinated in sugar cane, peppers, onions, and spices. The marinade is reduced to a sauce when served and poured over the buttery mashed potatoes and sweet fried plantains served with the sliced beef roast.

Some of your most popular dishes include the Hairy Arepa, Tostone, and Bad Girl Empanada— what do you think makes them so popular? What else do you recommend?

our overall business and we hope to grow that even more. Obviously, COVID has impacted our catering business due to crowd limitations but we still offer food truck reservation, drop-off catering, pick-up catering, and food truck private parties. Over the years, we’ve catered many different events including weddings, receptions, customer and employee appreciation events, anniversary, and retirement parties.

What’s the latest news at Empanadas Aquí?

We recently received our alcohol license and we hope to start serving beer and wine soon. We hope to offer 11 wine varietals and a short, but well-thought-out beer menu. We are excited to offer this to our customers just in time for the holiday season.

Is there anything else you want people to know about your restaurant?

The most important thing is that we are a family-owned and operated business with local roots, and we are passionate about serving others. This business is an extension of our family and who we are. Empanadas Aquí, 322 Reading Rd., Mason, OH 45040, EmpanadasAqui.com

These items are the most approachable dishes on the menu and are also the dishes that have won the most awards over the years. If people have not had our tequeños yet, they are missing out. Those are fried cheese sticks wrapped in a pastry dough. We serve them with a guava cream sauce that we make. The tequeños are made in-house and from scratch—you can taste the love in them.

You offer catering for a multitude of events. Tell us more about that.

Up until 2020, our catering accounted for 30% of

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322 READING RD., MASON, OH 45040 MONDAY-SATURDAY 11:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. WWW.EMPANADASAQUI.COM | 513-701-9500 Online ordering and drive thru available for pick up. No-Contact Catering and Private Food Truck Events also available.

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Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedure Now Offered The aging process affects everyone. Some people notice it earlier than others and want to try and slow the process down as much as they can. Plastic surgery has been the gold standard to make this happen. Patients now have an option to get great results such as melting fat and smoothing skin without the time commitment of surgery. InMode is a device using bipolar radio frequency that is used by plastic surgeons like William D. Tobler Jr., M.D., FACS, a double board-certified plastic surgeon with the TriHealth Cosmetic Surgery and Rejuvenation Center, where Tobler and his colleagues utilze this technology.

“There is a huge gap in treatment options for patients with surgery being the most dramatic option,” says Tobler. “The InMode device provides near surgical results without the downtime for patients who do not want to undergo surgery.” Tobler says InMode procedures are not as powerful as surgery, but have significant results with less downtime. “A surgical facelift takes anywhere between four and six hours and the possibility of a night in the hospital,” says Tobler. “A procedure using the InMode technology to achieve facelift results can be done in the office with a local anesthetic and takes about one to two hours.” Recovery time is also lowered with InMode. It can take weeks to months for a patient to completely heal from surgery. If a patient chooses InMode, however, they typically feel better in a couple of days.

HOW DOES IT WORK? InMode uses bipolar radio frequency that goes between two probes on the device. One probe is inserted through via a small incision in the skin. The radio frequency heats the treatment area under the skin. The heat melts and shrinks the fat cells. This process then tightens the skin and underlying soft tissue. “InMode can be used pretty much anywhere on the body,” says Tobler. “We see espe-

cially great results in the neck and jowl areas.” The probes aren’t one size fits all. There are three different sizes that allow the technology to perform well in different areas. The Accutite probe is typically used around the eyes and upper face area. The Facetite probe is used in the lower face and neck areas. The Bodytite probe is used around the trunk, lower back, and legs.

WHO IS INMODE FOR? Tobler says InMode is indicated for many patients, but there are some groups of people who he sees it benefiting the most. “We see patients seeking results who do not ever want surgery or aren’t currently ready for a full cosmetic surgery,” says Tobler. We also see patients with risk factors precluding surgery but still want some type of rejuvenation.” Tobler adds that many other groups also benefit from InMode. He sees many patients who are noticing sagging skin from the aging process starting and patients who have sagging skin as a result of weight loss. “The results of InMode are long lasting,” says Tobler. “Like surgery, this doesn’t stop the aging process, it just slows it down.” Patients interested in having a procedure with InMode need a consultation to make sure it is right for them. For more information visit THCosmeticCenter.com.

William D. Tobler Jr., M.D., FACS, and his partners Binh Nguyen, M.D., Kayla Smith, M.D., Kevin Shumrick, M.D., and Jamie Welshhans, M.D., see patients at the TriHealth Cosmetic Surgery & Rejuvenation Center on the third floor of the TriHealth Fitness & Health Pavilion, 6200 Pfeiffer Rd., Suite 350, Cincinnati, OH 45242. Call 513.246.5454 to schedule an appointment.

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Projects in Mason Mason’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) is updated annually. The CIP is a planning tool used by the City to identify the capital improvement needs consistent with the financing and timing of those needs in a way that assures the most responsible and efficient use of resources. Below are a few projects ongoing or beginning in 2021.

SR 741/PARKSIDE DRIVE INTERSECTION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT This project began in August of 2020 and will resume in March of 2021 with anticipated completion in September 2021. SR 741/ Parkside Drive Intersection Improvements will realign the existing intersection and widen SR 741 to five lanes from Cox-Smith Road to Kings Mills Road as well as add a bike path, sidewalks, lighting, and landscaped medians. Traffic will be maintained on SR 741 and Kings Mills Road and Parkside Drive will temporarily close to reconfigure the intersection. Stay connected for road closure dates and detours.

SR 741 WIDENING – SPYGLASS HILL TO AVALON TRAIL Construction will begin this spring and is anticipated to be complete in fall 2022. SR 741 will widen to five lanes and include a bike path, sidewalk, lighting, landscaped medians, an upgraded existing water main, and replace-

ment traffic signals at U.S. 42 and Bethany Road intersections. This project also includes a new roundabout at the Mason Research and Development Park entrance. Traffic will be maintained on SR 741 and U.S. 42 throughout the multiple phases of construction. Bethany Road will close during two phases of the project to be able to add an eastbound right turn lane, widen the intersection, and to improve the railroad crossing.

BUTLER WARREN ROAD & WESTERN ROW ROAD ROUNDABOUT Beginning this spring and anticipated completion in September 2021, this project includes the construction of a single lane roundabout, replacing the existing fourway stop. This roundabout project includes installation of storm, sewer, and water mains, landscaping, lighting, and a new sidewalk connection on the northeast corner. An existing culvert will be upgraded on Western Row Road and fill will be placed to smooth the profile of the road. Western Row Road will close to install the culvert and then the entire intersection will close to construct the roundabout. Detours will be provided. Stay connected via Facebook (City of Mason, Ohio – Government) or projectmason.com for project updates.

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City of Mason 2021 Budget Mason City Council approved the 2021 budget at the end of 2020. The budget is a guide to spending for the year and identifies major projects and initiatives, supports ongoing operations, guides service levels, and more. Revenue estimates, capital project lists, service levels, fuel and supply costs, benefits, and a host of other factors figure into the budget. Careful thought is put into the budget as it is created. The result is a semi-flexible plan that allows for changes to be made as needs, priorities, or revenues change. At the same time, it is firm enough to provide the city staff with a basis on which to schedule projects and services.

Budget Overview

General Fund Budget $40.0

Some of the City’s strategies for conservative revenues include: budgeting income tax revenues at $34 million—the 2018 actual receipts level after adjusting down for the extraordinary payments for business net profits, zero local government funds from the State, and no additional revenues from local job growth despite anticipated increases. General Fund personnel and operating expenses have increased slightly at 3%. General Fund transfers include a very conservative $3.4 million for the Safety Fund’s portion of the income tax. The Safety Fund continues to be very stable using the combination of income tax and property taxes for fire and EMS services. The Community Center has seen the most significant impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.

$35.0 million

Perhaps most noteworthy in the 2021 budget is a heightened emphasis on future budget stabilization through “set aside” funds for leveling out future budget cycles providing flexibility to better align purchases with the market. The 2021 budget includes over $34 million for capital projects and equipment; $31.7 million for capital projects; $2.9 million for vehicle replacement; and $143,115 for other equipment. Compared to the 2020 budget of $23 million for capital projects and equipment; $20.8 million for capital projects; $2.3 million for vehicle replacement; and $182,900 for other equipment. The increase of $11 million is related to the significant improvements to State Route 741.

$30.0

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$20.0

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2018

2019

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2021

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$30.8

$36.2

$37.2

$39.0

$38.5

Expenditures

$30.2

$33.5

$35.9

$37.4

$38.3

The focus for 2021 will be to restore membership, programs, and revenues back to pre-pandemic levels. The Community Center Budget for 2021 reflects a decrease in revenue estimates of 16% and expense estimates of 14% to realign the activity to match declining participation at the Community Center as a result of COVID-19. Staff anticipates the opening of the new Mason Aquatic Center will generate renewed interest. The operating budgets for the eight major operating funds reflect a 2% increase over the 2020 budget. Again, the City anticipates the issuance of additional debt of $10 million to finance the State Route 741 improvements while overall debt will decrease by almost $18.4 million including the early debt payoff of $12 million of sewer bonds.

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2018

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$5.5

$5.0

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$14.6

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Opening of the new Mason Municipal Aquatic Center will require adjustments and flexibility as the entire facility comes online and the impact of operations is more clearly defined. The 2021 budget continues to fine-tune financials of the Campus Safety program and partnerships that have led to its development and success. The Fire Department’s success in reducing overtime expenses provides an opportunity to fund within current revenue estimates a limited staffing model for a third medic—reducing response times during peak activity. Seventeen full-time positions remain vacant throughout the organization. The City’s workload demands, even throughout the pandemic, have not slowed and it has become necessary to place an emphasis on filling some of those vacant positions, specifically related to front line staff, staffing for the new Mason Aquatic Facility, and maintenance positions. The City will continue to strategically evaluate operations and how resources may be shared across departments, which may lead to additional retitling of positions to better reflect responsibilities. The City will continue the strategy to not schedule individual vehicles for replacement, but to rely on contingency amounts to more closely align vehicle failure with replacement. This practice of budgeting a “replacement reserve” for equipment allows greater flexibility and enhanced timing for possible equipment replacements. The City now has a reserve set aside that could accommodate outstanding “scheduled” replacement of City fleet. The 2021 budget includes over $2 million to be set aside for vehicle and equipment needs including over $1.8 million carried over from prior years. With the success of this reserve strategy for vehicle replacement, the City has developed a similar practice for street resurfacing. In total the 2021 budget has $10.5 million available for street resurfacing including $6 million carried over from prior years. The target is to gradually build a significant enough reserve to maintain the City’s 477 streets (374 lane miles) while keeping annual funding amounts level despite peaks in annual program needs especially during years when a major arterial road is in need of resurfacing. The budget continues to be based on conservative practices, which have helped the City for long-term financial health, even when economic downturns occur. Staff throughout the organization have been monitoring expenses closely as the impacts of COVID-19 are still not fully identified. “A lot of hard work by all departments and employees has gone into controlling expenses. Staff will continue to monitor expenses and additional follow-up with Council will likely be necessary throughout 2021,” says City Manager Eric Hansen. “I am confident the 2021 budget represents a fiscally prudent approach to municipal finances and a workforce committed to cost savings, efficiency, and sound investment in business growth.” The 2021 budget continues to set a very aggressive work schedule and it is possible that some projects may be slowed or delayed as staff’s attention is on the construction and opening of the new Mason Municipal Aquatic Center. Both the operating and capital budgets are underpinned by conservative financials, allowing the flexibility to adjust to meet changing priorities or unanticipated opportunities.

Projects SR 741 (Spyglass to Welden Drive)

$11,000,000

SR 741 (Welden to Avalon Trail)

5,050,000

Butler-Warren/Western Row Road Roundabout

2,000,000

SR 741 (Cox-Smith to Spyglass) R/W Acquisition

500,000

Indianwood Storm Sewer Improvements (Phase 2)

400,000

Pine Hill Lakes Park Play Structure Turf & Fence

315,000

SR 741/I-71 Interchange Modification Study

200,000

Senior Center Parking Lot

150,000

Willowbrook Sewer Lift Station Upgrades

120,000

I-71 Overpass Signage Improvement

75,000

Dog Park at Pine Hill Lakes

60,000

Mason-Montgomery Road Widening/Sidewalk R/W Acquisition

50,000

Golf Course Infrastructure Improvements (bunkers, irrigation, tees, etc.)

2,400,000

As a result of the pandemic, shifting workload, and City priorities, the following projects scheduled for 2021 will move forward into the 2021 budget: Western Row Road Interchange Landscaping Enhancement

$750,000

Sports Center Complex Drive Bridge Replacement

325,000

Intersections Improvement – Preliminary Engineering Analysis

300,000

Indianwood Storm Sewer Improvements (Phase 1)

300,000

U.S. 42 Roundabouts – R/W Acquisition

250,000

Annex/Training Center Improvements

220,000

SR 741/Kings Mills Streetscape Design

150,000

Replace Force Main Segment and Receiving Manhole

110,000

Lindemann Drive Flooding Improvements

100,000

Tyler Court Yard & Street Flood Study

100,000

I&I Flow & Pressure Meters (for 6 Lift Stations)

58,500

Annual Repair & Maintenance Programs The 2021 budget also includes continuation of aggressive annual repair and maintenance programs. Highlights are outlined below. Street Maintenance Base

$1,500,000

Citywide Storm Sewer Maintenance

250,000

Street Maintenance Alternate

1,500,000

Annual Sidewalk/Curb Replacement

110,000

Street Maintenance Set-aside

1,500,000

Annual Tree Replacement

100,000

Street Maintenance Striping/Bike Paths

200,000

Tornado Siren Replacement (2)

60,000

Facilities Paving, Sealcoating

300,000

Fire Stations Replacement/Improvements

30,000

Water Reclamation Plant/Sewer

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Mason Cares

Kings Local School District’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force

The City partnered with Mason City Schools to contribute in a way that was impactful and meaningful this past holiday season. The Mason Cares program provided gifts to 350 students in the Mason City Schools. These gifts along with wrapping supplies, Kroger gift cards, and family gifts totaled over $31,000 in donations. Each family that received gifts was overwhelmed with gratefulness and appreciation. This program only works because of the generosity and support from the entire community. Thank you for making a difference this past holiday in the lives of Mason Cares families.

The Kings Local School District’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force has been working for about three years to move the Kings District forward to address racism, oppression, sexism, bigotry, LGBTQ+ hate, and other intolerances for our students and staff. We recognize that understanding our biases and working to embrace diversity through cultural competence and equity is a lifelong journey. Since the inception of the D&I Task Force, our entire staff has been trained in cultural competency, where they learned about awareness, implicit bias, and gained knowledge of different cultural practices including cultural norms, values, beliefs, and practices. The District has updated hiring practices to include more diversity in the interview process. The Kings Board of Education passed an anti-racism resolution. Additionally, the District’s Strategic Plan includes Diversity and Inclusion as a major pillar of focus. Lastly, our team has started to incorporate more diverse books into our school libraries and has held community meetings with a focus on Diversity and Inclusion. Yet even with those efforts, we don’t always know what to say and we don’t have all the answers. Our hope is that our work will bring about a much needed systemic change. Kings Superintendent Tim Ackermann says, “Kings is an outstanding community with wonderful schools, but we are not perfect and do not claim to be. Like the nation, we know we have racism, bigotry, and oppression in our community and schools but we are going to address it and work to eliminate it.”

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Household Hazardous Waste Products in our homes and garages that are flammable, toxic, corrosive, or reactive are considered household hazardous waste. Products such as pesticides, paints, pool chemicals, CFL light bulbs, cleaners, oils, automotive fluids, thinners/strippers, acids/bases, and batteries require special care when disposing of them and can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances. Why is household hazardous waste a concern? Household hazardous waste poses many dangers ranging from personal exposure to the substances during use to contamination of water resources from improper disposal of chemicals down a storm drain or into a ditch, where they can be transported directly to bodies of water. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average home can accumulate as much as 100 pounds of hazardous waste! That’s 100 pounds of household chemicals with labels that say: poison, corrosive, toxic, flammable, or keep out of reach of children/pets in your home. Paint is one of the most common household wastes and can be the most confusing to deal with. First, read the label and identify whether the paint or stain is water-based or oil-based. Water-based products can be disposed of in your regular trash but must be hardened first using kitty litter or another paint hardening product. Be sure to leave the lid off the can so your waste hauler can confirm the product is dry or else they may refuse to collect it. If the product is oil-based it is considered a hazardous waste and should be taken to a hazardous waste center where it will be properly recycled or disposed. Warren County has a latex paint only recycling drop-off location in Lebanon open weekdays for Warren County residents only. Questions regarding the drop-off site should be directed to the Warren County Solid Waste Management District at 513.695.1209.

TIPS FOR HAZARDOUS WASTE USE AND DISPOSAL:

· Before purchasing hazardous chemicals, have a plan for the excess or only buy what you know you will need. Some leftover products could be donated to neighbors, family, or friends to use. · Handle household hazardous waste carefully to avoid injury to yourself and the environment. · Store wastes in their original container with the labels intact. · Save household hazardous waste until it can be properly disposed of at a certified disposal facility. Properly disposing of hazardous chemicals helps keep our waterways clean. · For lists of local recycling and disposal sites, please visit the Warren County Solid Waste Management District website at https://www.co.warren.oh.us/solidwaste/ or email solid. waste@co.warren.oh.us.

For more questions regarding Soil and Water Conservation District programs and/or technical assistance on water or soil questions please visit http:// warrenswcd.com or call 513.695.1337.

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LOCAL ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

David Jonathan Creative This past winter, our Parks and Recreation Department sought to provide programming that allowed people to get outside and gain the benefits of walking outdoors, like reducing stress and improving physical and emotional well-being. To that end, we partnered with local artist and Deerfield resident, David Jonathan Creative, to create several murals that were featured in our “Interactive Mural Trail” at Cottell Park and “Peppermint Forest Path” at Kingswood Park. David was born and raised in Kettering, Ohio, and started exploring his passion for art tagging and painting while skateboarding with his friends. Now, David focuses on murals and fine art canvas commissions that feature strong, vibrant color schemes, crisp line work, and vivid combinations of layers and texture. He understands that art is social and his work is designed to elicit strong emotions from its viewers by experimenting with expressive and unconventional forms. David wants each of his pieces to be an encounter with the unique, beautiful, and unexpected, leaving viewers feeling empowered, hopeful, and ready to confront the unknown. He is currently showing work at Pop Revolution gallery in Mason and has many murals in an array of businesses in the Greater Cincinnati–Dayton area. We were proud to partner with David and would encourage anyone to go out and see his work throughout the region. You can find more from David Jonathan Creative on Instagram @Davidjonathancreative or his website, www.Davidjonathancreative. com, and reach him by phone at 513.204.9234.

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he Mason City School District continues to provide a high-qualitylity educational experience for students and families. The district currently ranks No. 4 in Ohio on the most recent Niche rankings report, at a cost that is $741 per pupil below the state average, and $768 per pupil below similar districts’ average. If Mason City Schools spent more like the average school district in Ohio, it would spend an additional $7.6 million this year. But this year is far from normal. The pandemic has impacted all aspects of the district’s operations: a new online virtual school option, increased cleaning supplies, increased staffing costs for subs and contact tracing, and revenue losses. As the state has dealt with this crisis, they made choices to cut public education—cutting over $4 million in funding to Mason Schools over the last two years. The passage of a new operating levy in 2020 has solidified the school’s financial position for the near term. However, like many industries, COVID-19 has had a detrimental financial impact, and we’ve not reached the other side yet. Careful planning and monitoring will be required to successfully weather this financial storm. Yet, we remain hopeful that brighter days are ahead with a vaccine on the horizon, and steadfast in our commitment to making the 2020 levy last at least five years. Respectfully, Shaun Bevan Treasurer

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Summary of COVID-19 Financial Impact EXPENSES Safety Supplies/Materials:

-$546,335.00

Learning Supplies/Materials:

-$1,237,202.00

Staff COVID-19 Leave Costs:

-$176,213.00

REVENUE LOSSES Loss of State Funding (FY 2020 and FY 2021):

-$4,265,554.00

Loss of Investment/interest revenues:

-$750,000.00

Enrichment, before/after school program revenue losses:

-$450,000.00

Child Nutrition dept revenue losses:

-$400,000.00

Loss of State casino revenues:

-$217,500.00

Extracurricular events’ spectator revenue losses due to restrictions:

-$200,000.00

Preschool tuition loss:

-$90,000.00

CARES ACT REVENUES Warren County Commissioners CARES Act Revenues: Coronavirus Relief Fund: Elementary & Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER):

+$1,221,460.40 +534,482.65 +$146,029.73

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Interested in Opening a New Business in the Township? Interested in locating/expanding a business in Deerfield Township? If so, township staff is prepared to assist in the process.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Deerfield Township’s Economic Development Director, Jim Flick, is a primary point of contact for anyone looking to start or expand a business in the township. He can assist with site selection and help connect prospective business owners with the Warren County Small Business Development Center and REDI Cincinnati, which may have programs and resources including financing, business planning, and more.

PLANNING AND ZONING Understanding the planning and zoning process is an important aspect for anyone looking to start or expand a business. The Deerfield Township Planning and Zoning Department, led by Sam Hill, Planning and Zoning Director, can assist prospective business owners to ensure spaces and locations meet all the necessary local and county requirements prior to opening. Once a prospective business owner has a plan, the first step is to submit a “Use Verification” application along with two hard copies of the floorplan of the proposed use. From there, the department reviews the application to identify whether or not the proposed use is permitted in the specific zoning district/space the prospective business owner is interested in occupying. If everything checks out, a Zoning Certificate will be issued. In cases where the use is not permitted, staff can work with applicants on other options. For businesses interested in occupying an existing space without interior modifications, there is nothing specifically needed from a planning and zoning perspective. However, applicants should still consult with the Deerfield Township Fire and EMS Department as well as the Warren County Building Department to confirm all building and fire code

requirements are met and all the necessary permits have been obtained prior to beginning business operations. If a prospective business owner is looking to locate a business in an unfinished space or a space that needs interior modifications, in addition to the “Use Verification” application, a “Commercial Construction” application is required along with two hard copies of the remodeling plans for review. Additionally, applicants will need to obtain the necessary permits from the Warren County Building Department. Overall, regardless of where in the process business owners and those looking to start up a business may be, Deerfield Township staff is available to help. For more information about Deerfield Township’s Economic Development and Planning and Zoning Departments and contact information please visit www.choosedeerfield.com.

Warren County Imagination Library Who doesn’t love the joy of a brand-new book from a school book fair, as a present with a bow, or fresh off the store shelf? With the Warren County Imagination Library (WCIL), children can develop this love from birth through preschool. WCIL provides any child in the county, aged 0–5, an inspiring children’s book every month. It all starts with The Little Engine Who Could—literally! Ohio’s Governor and First Lady started the Ohio Governors 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. Warren County organizations—like we always do—have developed our own innovative brand of the program. Mason resident Annie Droege is the Project Manager for a one-year, only one of its kind state-funded pilot. The goal is exploring innovative nonprofit outreach strategies with preschool literacy as a centerpiece. Droege says, “What we learn in this first year is just the start of creating generational change at the most basic grassroots level—the local community. It’s a scientific fact that

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children’s brains develop mostly age 0–5. Plus, research clearly shows that simply having books in the home is a positive educational factor.” Please visit www.ohioimaginationlibrary.org to learn more and to enroll your child.


Vega’s New North American Headquarters in Mason Named as a Project to Watch in 2021 State of the art campus will help anchor the 400+ acre Mason R&D Park At the beginning of the year the Cincinnati Business Courier selects the top 20 regional projects to watch and of course this Mason development is one of them. Dirt began to fly (as they say), on the 50-acre campus of Vega North America this past fall. It is the second largest manufacturing project in the Greater Cincinnati region currently underway. The leadership teams of Vega, their architects and contractors, along with a cross section of City of Mason departments continue work together to help move forward this exciting project for Mason, the region, and the State of Ohio. Vega, a global leader in level and pressure measurement technology for the processing industry, will bring new advanced manufacturing to the City and further diversify Mason’s portfolio of industries, something that continues to protect the City from economic fluctuations. Late in 2020, the company was even featured as part of the critical technology employed to help one of the COVID vaccines. Pressure measurement is a necessary component for dozens of industry sectors and fuels industry operations around the world. Expect to hear more on this exciting new company in Mason. For more information, please visit www.vega.com.

Vega’s 200,000+-square-foot headquarters on a 50-acre campus at the gateway of the Mason R&D Park. The new headquarters will include a state-of-the-art business and training center, as well as advanced manufacturing and production facilities.

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Spring Cleaning Tips from the Deerfield Township Fire and EMS Department It’s time to start thinking about “Spring Cleaning” again and the Deerfield Township Fire and EMS Department has some tips they would like to share to ensure that your home stays safe! ∙ Clean your garage of stored newspapers or other refuse that can fuel a fire ∙ Test your smoke detectors/alarms monthly ∙ To help prevent nuisance alarms, gently vacuum your smoke detectors/alarms every six months or as needed ∙ Change batteries in all smoke detectors, flashlights, and carbon monoxide detectors ∙ Never take batteries from smoke detectors to use in toys or other equipment ∙ Replace all smoke detectors/alarms every 10 years or as recommended by the manufacturer ∙ Keep outdoor debris or dead vegetation away from the house ∙ Properly dispose of oily or greasy rags. If these items must be stored they should be kept in a labeled, sealed, metal container ∙ If you store gasoline, keep it outside your home in a shed or detached garage. Keep only small quantities in tightly sealed containers. Use gasoline only as a motor fuel—never as a cleaning agent ∙ Use outdoor BBQ grills with caution. Place in a safe area away from the buildings, windows, heating, ventilation and air conditioning units, or places with high/dead vegetation

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Mason Community Center Activities AQUATICS

Me Too! Infants Learn to Swim Class Leisure Pool

This parent/child class is designed to teach you to work safely in the water with your child. Skills will be taught at an introductory level, including pool safety, water acclimation, floating and gliding with support, submerging, and blowing bubbles through the mouth and/ or nose. Day Date Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity Sa Sa

3/6-4/10 10:45-11:15A 6-18 mos 2/26 4/24-5/22 10:45-11:15A 6-18 mos 4/12

$47 /$56 /$70 /$84 $47 /$56 /$70 /$84

252312-01* 252412-01

*No Class 4/3

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34 PRESCHOOL

36 YOUTH

49 47 TEEN

50 ADULT

54 55 SENIOR

REGISTRATION Mason Community Center

ALL PROGRAM REGISTRATION BEGINS Premier members Friday, February August 1719 atat 88 a.m. 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 in the City of Mason) NR: Nonresident (if you reside outside the City of Mason)

Monday, August February 2022 atat 88 a.m. 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 f 513.229.8556

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 Tae Kwon Do

ENRICHMENT

Gymnasium

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

Tae Kwon Do Beginner

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

Star Glazers – Family Pottery Class Activity Room B

Bring the family to learn with clay! Create original pieces (of your choice) to be fired in the kiln, then come back and paint the pieces in the second class. Ms. Ann from Star Glazers brings lots of examples to copy or to spark your imagination. Day Date Tu 3/9-3/16 Tu 3/9-3/16

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

Age 5-17 18 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 3/2 $64 /$76 /$95 /$114 223101-01 3/2 $54 /$64 /$80 /$96 233101-02

Member Appreciation Days March -, 

Bring a friend FREE all three days. If your friend joins, you’ll get a month free. See member services staff for details.

Day Tu,Th Tu,Th Tu,Th

Date 3/2-3/30 4/1-4/29 5/4-5/27

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

Age 6 & up 6 & up 6 & up

Deadline 2/23 3/26 4/27

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

Activity 211128-05 211128-06 211128-07

Tae Kwon Do Advanced

This advanced class focuses on overall self-control, self-discipline, selfdefense techniques, balance, flexibility, and strength. Tae Kwon Do will build character and develop courtesy, integrity, honor, respect, loyalty, perseverance, concentration, and compassion to their highest potential. Day Date Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity Tu,Th 3/2-3/30 Tu,Th 4/1-4/29 Tu,Th 5/4-5/27

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

6 & up 6 & up 6 & up

2/23 3/26 4/27

$45 /$55 /$60 /$60 $45 /$55 /$60 /$60 $45 /$55 /$60 /$60

211127-05 211127-06 211127-07

MemorialDay MondayMay

Thank you Veterans

(no guest passes required)

Win raffle prizes! To register, see page 32.

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

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PRESCHOOL Skyhawks Sports Camps: Tiny Hawks

AQUATICS

Me Too! Toddlers Learn to Swim Class

Heritage Oak Park

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 3/6-4/10 11:15-11:45A 18 mos-3 yrs 2/26 $47 /$56 /$70 /$84 252312-02* Sa 4/24-5/22 11:15-11:45A 18 mos-3 yrs 4/12 $47 /$56 /$70 /$84 252412-02

The essentials of baseball and basketball are introduced in a fun, safe environment with lots of encouragement. Campers must be toilet trained in order to participate. Children will learn balance, body movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development through a series of sport-specific games. Day Date M-F 6/7-6/11 M-F 7/12-7/16

Time 12:15-1:00P 12:15-1:00P

Age 3-4 3-4

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/31 $79 /$93 /$117 /$140 235209-01 7/5 $79 /$93 /$117 /$140 235209-10

Abrakadoodle: ARTBLAST! STEAM Camp

*No Class 4/3

CAMPS

Activity Room A

Calling boys and girls with creative, curious minds! Learn how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math inspire and ignite creativity. Have a blast playing games, making friends, and creating innovative art! Materials included. Day Date M-F 6/28-7/2

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/21 $121 /$143 /$168 /$193 363102-02

Activity Room A

Activity Room B

Summer Little Feet Camp emphasizes fun and independence for all campers. Our energetic counselors present exciting new themes each week that feature art, free play, movement, and in-house field trips. Swim America swim lessons are offered on Wednesdays as a part of this program. Campers will also get a chance to walk to Pine Hill Park every Tuesday and Thursday (weather permitting). Campers must be potty trained prior to the camp start date.

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Age 3-5

Abrakadoodle: Bug Me! Creepy Crawler’s Camp

Summer Little Feet

Day Date Time M-F 6/7-6/11 9:00A-12:00P Island Adventures M-F 6/14-6/18 9:00A-12:00P Outer Space M-F 6/21-6/25 9:00A-12:00P Creative Campers M-F 7/5-7/9 9:00A-12:00P Cartoon Craze M-F 7/12-7/16 9:00A-12:00P Wild West M-F 7/19-7/23 9:00A-12:00P Messy Olympics M-F 7/26-7/30 9:00A-12:00P Wacky Water Week

Time 9:30-11:30A

Age 3-5

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/31 $116 /$137 /$162 /$187 235640-01

3-5

6/8

$116 /$137 /$162 /$187

23564002

3-5

6/15

$116 /$137 /$162 /$187

235640-03

3-5

6/29

$116 /$137 /$162 /$187

235640-04

3-5

7/6

$116 /$137 /$162 /$187

235640-05

3-5

7/13

$116 /$137 /$162 /$187

235640-06

3-5

7/20

$116 /$137 /$162 /$187

235640-07

You are being bugged! This Creepy Crawler’s Camp is all about bugs, reptiles, nighttime adventures, and the teeny tiny world of insects. We’ll create bug habitats, design mazes, and participate in creepy crawler races while learning about bug and reptile characteristics. Materials included. Day Date M-F 8/2-8/6

Time 9:30-11:30A

Age 3-5

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7/26 $121 /$143 /$168 /$193 363102-04

Abrakadoodle: The Artsy Crafty WOW Camp! Activity Room A

Let’s get crafty! Join us for this fun Make It and Take It Craft Camp that explores creativity, interesting crafts from around the world, and more! Materials included. Day Date M-F 8/9-8/13

Time 9:30-11:30A

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 8/2 $121 /$143 /$168 /$193 363102-06

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

PRESCHOOL ENRICHMENT

SPORTS

Pee Wees Tennis Heritage Oak Park

Learn ball striking skills, scoring, and basic strategy in a fun, stimulating environment. Most enrollees will have little to no tennis experience. In case of inclement weather, lessons will be held in the Field House at Mason Community Center. Day Date Tu 4/27-5/25 Sa 5/1-5/29

Abrakadoodle: Creative Inspirations

Multipurpose Room

Art comes from all types of inspiration. Join us to construct miniature trees of life and draw Mondrian-style trees—with a twist! You will create fruity, patterned, mixed media masterpieces inspired by masters like Paul Gauguin. We will also learn about Outsider Art— creative works by people who have had little or no formal training in art but that inspire us nonetheless. Time 5:30-6:15P

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 4/20 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 235108-10 4/24 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 235108-11

Me Too! Gymnastics

Activity Room A

Day Date Tu 3/2-3/30

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

Age 3-5

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 5/1-5/29

Time Age 9:45-10:15A 1.5-3

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 4/24 $30 /$36 /$45 /$54 221461-04

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 2/23 $62 /$73 /$92 /$110 263105-02

Tiny Tumblers

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 Date F 4/30-5/28 Sa 5/1-5/29

Multipurpose Room

Activity Room A

Rev your engine to create transportation art. Explore vehicles that allow us to travel around and out of this world. Discover shapes, symbols, and signs that help keep traffic safe.

To register, see page 32.

Time 5:30-6:15P

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 4/23 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 221470-09 4/24 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 221470-10

Jumping Jacks

Abrakadoodle: VROOM!

Day Date Tu 4/20-5/18

Time Age 4:00-4:45P 3 10:15-11:00A 3

Age 3-5

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 4/13 $62 /$73 /$92 /$110 263105-04

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

Your child will improve gross motor skills, flexibility, and coordination through circuit training. He or she will also be introduced to the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor. Day Date F 4/30-5/28 Sa 5/1-5/29

Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5:45-6:45P 4-5 4/23 $45 /$53 /$67 /$80 221476-06 11:15A-12:15P 4-5 4/24 $45/$53 /$67 /$80 221476-07

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MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

YOUTH Station 1

AQUATICS

Leisure Pool

MASON SWIM ACADEMY

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

Registering for Spring 1 and Spring 2 sessions at the same time is recommended. Date 3/1-4/10 4/19-5/22

Age 3-5 3-5

Deadline 2/26 4/12

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $47 /$56 /$70 /$84 $47 /$56 /$70 /$84

Activity 252321* 252421

*No Class 3/29, 3/31 & 4/3

Learn on.

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

NOW ENROLLING! Kiddie Academy of Mason 6202 Snider Road Mason, OH 45040 (513) 234-0699 kiddieacademy.com/mason

Kiddie Academy of West Chester 8178 Highland Pointe Drive West Chester, OH 45069 (513) 847-1145 kiddieacademy.com/west-chester

Enroll NOW and receive FREE REGISTRATION! Offer expires 12/31/2021. Offer valid at listed locations only, see director for details.

INFANTS • TODDLERS • PRESCHOOL • PRE-K FULL-DAY PRIVATE KINDERGARTEN • BEFORE & AFTER CARE • SUMMER CAMP

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BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


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MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

YOUTH Station 2

Station 5/6

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.

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

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 9:35-10:05A

Class Times: M 5:35-6:05P or 6:45-7:15P W 5:00-5:30P or 6:10-6:40P Sa 10:10-10:40A or 10:45-11:15A Date 3/1-4/10 4/19-5/22

Age 3-17 3-17

Deadline 2/26 4/12

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $47 /$56 /$70 /$84 $47 /$56 /$70 /$84

Activity 252322* 252422

*No Class 3/29, 3/31, & 4/3

Station 3

Date 3/1-4/10 4/19-5/22

Age 3-17 3-17

*No Class 3/23, 3/25

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

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 Deadline 2/26 4/12

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $47 /$56 /$70 /$84 $47 /$56 /$70 /$84

Class Times: M &W 6:15-7:00P Sa 11:15A-12:00P Activity 252323* 252423

Station 4

Age 3-17 3-17

Deadline 2/26 4/12

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $97 /$115 /$140 /$165 $97 /$115 /$140 /$165

Activity 252326* 252426

Station 9/10

Leisure Pool

Leisure Pool

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

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

Class Times: M 5:35-6:05P 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 Age 3-17 3-17

Date 3/1-4/7 4/19-5/19 *No Class 3/23, 3/25

*No Class 3/29, 3/31, & 4/3

Date 3/1-4/10 4/19-5/22

Activity 252325* 252425

Leisure Pool

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

Age 3-17 3-17

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $47 /$56 /$70 /$84 $47 /$56 /$70 /$84

Station 7/8

Leisure Pool

Date 3/1-4/10 4/19-5/22

Deadline 2/26 4/12

Deadline 2/26 4/12

*No Class 3/29, 3/31, & 4/3

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $47 /$56 /$70 /$84 $47 /$56 /$70 /$84

Activity 252324* 252424

Class Times: M & W 7:15-8:00P Date 3/1-4/7 4/20-5/22

Age 3-17 3-17

Deadline 2/26 4/12

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $97 /$115 /$140 /$165 $97 /$115 /$140 /$165

Activity 252327* 252427

* No Class 3/29, 3/31

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NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

YOUTH Spring Break Camps

CAMPS

We understand family schedules are dynamic and can change frequently. Please register for camps you are confident your child can attend. Please provide a two week notice that your child cannot attend a camp they are signed up for to avoid the $25 late cancellation fee per child, per section. Cancellation notices and refund requests can be emailed to communitycenter@masonoh.org.

Laffalot Spring Break Camp

Field House - Ct 1&4 Laffalot Camp presents “A Bit of Summer in the Spring.” Laffalot’s fun, active program and its caring, engaging staff is sure to fill your child with excitement daily. With 40+ games played throughout the week, including swimming, pillo polo, flag tag, floor hockey, dodgeball, kickball, basketball (to name a few), we’ll help your camper be physically, socially, and happily active! Day Date M-F 3/29-4/2

Extended Care is designed for Laffalot campers who need longer care.

This program promises to keep your child active and socially engaged while in a fun-filled, safe environment! Our One-Day Wonder schedule brings together different games and activities that all children love to play. Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 3/5 $51 /$60 /$75 /$90 262204-01

Laffalot One-Day Wonder Camp Extended Care Kids Korner

Extended Care is designed for Laffalot campers who need longer care. Day Date F 3/12 F 3/12

To register, see page 32.

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

Age 6-12 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 3/22 $157 /$185 /$210 /$235 262200-01

Kids Korner

Field House - Ct 1

Time 9:00A-4:00P

Age 6-12

Laffalot Camp Extended Care

Laffalot One-Day Wonder Camp

Day Date F 3/12

Time 9:00A-4:00P

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 3/5 $6 /$8 /$10 /$12 262204-02 3/5 $6 /$8 /$10 /$12 262204-03

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

Day Date M-F 3/29-4/2 M-F 3/29-4/2

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

Age 6-12 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 3/22 $30 /$36 /$45 /$54 262200-02 3/22 $30 /$36 /$45 /$54 262200-03

School’s Out Fun Days Meeting Rooms

Mason Community Center is offering a one-day camp while Mason City Schools are out. 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. Face masks are required for children ages 10 years old and up. Day Date M 4/5

Time 9:00A-4:00P

Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 3/29 $38 /$45 /$57 /$68 231501-01

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YOUTH School’s Out Fun Days Extended Care Kids Korner

Extended Care is designed for School’s Out Fun Day campers who need longer care. Day Date M 4/5 M 4/5

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

Age 6-12 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 3/29 $6 /$8 /$10 /$12 231501-02 3/29 $6 /$8 /$10 /$12 231501-03

iDaP Summer Camp: eSPORTS/Paintball Tournament Meeting Room

This camp is all about eSports! Create, produce, play, and live stream tournaments for Smash Bros, Fortnite, and other games. We will also mix eSports and real sports by spending a day at Paintball Country participating and videotaping a paintball tournament that will be uploaded to our Twitch and YouTube Channels. Day Date Tu-F 6/1-6/4

Time 9:00A-4:00P

Age 10-14

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/25 $215 /$253 /$278 /$303 236602-01

Laffalot Summer Camp Field House - Ct 1&4

Laffalot Summer Camp presents a fun-filled camp by offering a wide variety of sports, games, and activities that develop coordination, balance, spatial awareness, agility, and strength through play.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: Incredible Capers Meeting Rooms

What’s the only thing better than being a superhero? Coming from a whole family of superheroes! Join the Incredibles—or become one of their foes—and use your super skills to train for battle. Learn stage combat techniques, improvisation, and how to act in disguise. Day Date Tu-F 6/1-6/4

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Grade 1-8

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/25 $127 /$150 /$175 /$200 362300-01

Day Date Tu-F 6/1-6/4 M-F 6/28-7/2 M-F 8/2-8/6 Boys Camp

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

Age 6-12 6-12 6-12

Deadline 5/25 6/21 7/26

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $129 /$152 /$177 /$202 $157 /$185 /$210 /$235 $157 /$185 /$210 /$235

Activity 262201-01 262201-04 262201-07

Day Date Tu-F 6/1-6/4 M-F 6/28-7/2 M-F 8/2-8/6 Girls Camp

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

Age 6-12 6-12 6-12

Deadline 5/25 6/21 7/26

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $129 /$152 /$177 /$202 $157 /$185 /$210 /$235 $157 /$185 /$210 /$235

Activity 262201-02 262201-05 262201-08

Skyhawks Sports Camps: Mini Hawk Heritage Oak Park

This baseball, basketball, and soccer program gives children a fun and positive first step into athletics. Through games and activities, campers explore balance, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Day M-F M-F M-F

Date 6/7-6/11 7/12-7/16 7/26-7/30

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

Age 5-9 5-9 5-9

Deadline 5/31 7/5 7/19

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $146 /$172 /$197 /$222 $146 /$172 /$197 /$222 $146 /$172 /$197 /$222

Activity 235209-02 235209-09 235209-15

Safety Camp

Municipal Center - Community Room 1029 Mason Police Department’s Safety Camp will teach your child lessons in fire safety, first aid, water safety, bullying, playground safety, internet safety, strangers, and animal control. Day Date M-F 6/7-6/11 M-F 6/14-6/18

Time Age 8:30A-12:00P 5-10 8:30A-12:00P 5-10

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Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/31 $15 /$18 /$23 /$27 236500-01 6/7 $15 /$18 /$23 /$27 236500-02

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

YOUTH Summer Fun Camp Summer Fun Camp

Summer Camp Extended Care Kids’ Korner

Mason Community Center Each week will feature a special theme, group games, crafts, and sports activities. Campers will enjoy a field trip on Wednesdays and a movie day on Thursdays. Four days a week, Summer Fun Camp will include a 30-minute Swim America swim lesson taught by Mason Swim Academy and will also enjoy 30 minutes of organized games and play time.

Age

Camp Group

Does your schedule make you wish that camp started earlier or ran later? If so, you’ll appreciate our Extended Care program, offering early drop-off and/or late pickup. Special programming and free time will be provided. Please pack an extra morning and/or afternoon snack for your child and a book or favorite toy to share. Day Date T-F 6/1-6/4

Activity #

M-F 6/7-6/11 M-F 6/14-6/18

6

Cardinals

236630

7

Squirrels

236631

8

Bobcats

236632

9

Deer

236633

M-F 6/21-6/25 M-F 6/28-7/2 M-F 7/5-7/9 M-F 7/12-7/16 M-F 7/19-7/23 10 11–12

Bats

236634

Wolves

236635

Day Date M-F 6/7-6/11 Island Adventures M-F 6/14-6/18 Outer Space M-F 6/21-6/25 Creative Campers M-F 7/5-7/9 Cartoon Craze M-F 7/12-7/16 Wild West M-F 7/19-7/23 Messy Olympics M-F 7/26-7/30 Wacky Water Week

M-F 7/26-7/30 M-F 8/2-8/6

Time 9:00A-4:00P

Deadline 5/31

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $185 /$218 /$243 /$268

Section 01

9:00A-4:00P

6/7

$185 /$218 /$243 /$268

02

9:00A-4:00P

6/14

$185 /$218 /$243 /$268

03

9:00A-4:00P

6/28

$185 /$218 /$243 /$268

04

9:00A-4:00P

7/5

$185 /$218 /$243 /$268

05

9:00A-4:00P

7/12

$185 /$218 /$243 /$268

06

9:00A-4:00P

7/19

$185 /$218 /$243 /$268

07

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

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

Deadline 5/25 5/25 5/31 5/31 6/7 6/7 6/14 6/14 6/21 6/21 6/28 6/28 7/5 7/5 7/12 7/12 7/19 7/19 7/26 7/26

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

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Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: Queen Poppy’s Dance Party Meeting Rooms

5, 6, 7, 8! Everybody move your hair and join Queen Poppy at the dance party to end all dance parties. Discover the sunshine in your pocket and learn the fundamentals of singing, dancing, and acting. Each camp group will take on one song from Trolls and write a scene to go accompany the performance. Day Date M-F 6/7-6/11

To register, see page 32.

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

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Grade 1-10

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/1 $165 /$195 /$220 /$245 362300-02

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YOUTH Abrakadoodle: Summer Surfing Camp Activity Room A

Summer is the best time for catching rays and waves while having FUN! This camp transports us to a virtual tropical paradise where we’ll create the perfect wave, design fish, make and fly airplanes, create watercolor seascapes like artist Heather Brown, and more. We will be serenaded by beach music while we play seaside games, create 10 pieces of art, and join in super summer adventures! Materials included. Day Date M-F 6/14-6/18

Skyhawks Sports Camps: Beginning Golf Campers will learn the fundamentals of swinging, putting, and body positioning. Skyhawks has adopted the SNAG (Starting New At Golf ) system as its curriculum. SNAG, developed by the PGA, is specifically designed for the entry-level player and simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. All equipment provided. Date 6/14-6/18 7/19-7/23 8/2-8/6

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

Age 5-9 5-9 5-9

Deadline 6/7 7/12 7/26

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $146 /$172 /$197 /$222 $146 /$172 /$197 /$222 $146 /$172 /$197 /$222

Activity 235209-03 235209-13 235209-16

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: Gamer Academy Meeting Rooms

Did you know there’s a game for those who seek to find a way to leave their world behind? Join us in the thrilling worlds of Jumanji and other video games. Navigate your way through adventurous virtual stories using action movement and long-form improvisation, and create all-new characters as we bring to life an original video game scene. Day Date M-F 6/14-6/18

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Grade 1-8

Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/7 $158 /$186 /$211 /$236 363102-01

Skyhawks Sports Camps: Flag Football

Heritage Oak Park

Day M-F M-F M-F

Time 1:00-4:00P

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/7 $165 /$195 /$220 /$245 362300-03

Heritage Oak Park

Experience the excitement of football with Skyhawks Flag Football fueled by USA Football. Coaches will teach passing, receiving, kicking, and flag pulling skills. Participants will gain confidence and learn important life lessons in a fun, positive environment. Day Date M-F 6/14-6/18

Time 1:00-4:00P

Age 7-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/7 $146 /$172 /$197 /$222 235209-04

Skyhawks Sports Camps: Basketball Heritage Oak Park

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

Date 6/21-6/25 7/12-7/16 7/26-7/30

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

Age 6-12 6-12 6-12

Deadline 6/14 7/5 7/19

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $146 /$172 /$197 /$222 $146 /$172 /$197 /$222 $146 /$172 /$197 /$222

Activity 235209-05 235209-11 235209-14

iDaP Summer Camp: Roblox Modification Meeting Room

Using Roblox Designer, campers will modify Roblox to create their own games. Team build with other campers and modify your creations and skins in Roblox. Day Date M-F 6/28-7/2

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Time 9:00A-4:00P

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 8-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/21 $215 /$253 /$278 /$303 236602-05

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

YOUTH Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: Spidey School

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS

There’s a spark in you! Spin a web, scale tall buildings and discover your inner Spiderman. Join us in the Spiderverse for an action-packed week of spidey training where you’ll learn stage combat, theatre crafts, improvisation, and acting.

Playhouse is taking their show on the road! Over two weeks, work as a group to put together a full production of the 101 Dalmatians story, while learning acting, singing, dancing and theatre crafts, and playing plenty of fun games.

Meeting Rooms

Day Date M-F 6/21-6/25

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Grade 1-8

Meeting Rooms

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/14 $165 /$195 /$220 /$245 362300-04

Day Date M-F 7/5-7/16

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Grade 1-6

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/28 $420 /$495 /$520 /$545 362300-05

Abrakadoodle: ARTBLAST! STEAM Camp Activity Room A

Calling boys and girls with creative, curious minds! Learn how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math inspire and ignite creativity. Have a blast playing games, making friends, and creating innovative art! Materials included. Day Date M-F 6/28-7/2

Time 1:00-4:00P

Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/21 $158 /$186 /$211 /$236 363102-03

iDaP Summer Camp: Girls Only Coding Meeting Room

You will create a mobile first designed app or game using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. The app will be hosted on the iDaP Academy server and be playable on any mobile device that has internet access. Day Date M-F 7/5-7/9

Heritage Oak Park

Heritage Oak Park

Players will learn proper grips, footwork, strokes, volleys, and serves during a series of drills designed to teach skills in a fun and dynamic way. Athletes also learn the rules and etiquette that make tennis an exciting game.

To register, see page 32.

Time Age 9:00A-12:00P 6-12 1:00-4:00P 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/28 $115 /$136 /$161 /$186 236602-08

Skyhawks Sports Camps: Multi-Sport

Skyhawks Sports Camps: Tennis

Day Date M-F 6/28-7/2 M-F 7/19-7/23

Time Age 9:00A-12:00P 8-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/21 $146 /$172 /$197 /$222 235209-07 7/12 $146 /$172 /$197 /$222 235209-12

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

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

Date 6/28-7/2 7/6-7/9 8/2-8/6

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

Age 6-12 6-12 6-12

Deadline 6/21 6/28 7/26

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $146 /$172 /$197 /$222 $146 /$172 /$197 /$222 $146 /$172 /$197 /$222

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YOUTH Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: A Play A Day

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: Campsite Chaos

In this writing and performance camp, create a new one-minute play every day. Develop your skills as a playwright while learning acting, improv, and rehearsal techniques, too. On the final day, all pieces will be presented in a play festival for friends and family.

Summer camp is finally here! But the counselors have lost the camp skits book, and there can’t be a campfire without skits and spooky stories. It’s up to us to create new tales. Learn how to improvise, act, and write and perform sketch comedy to put together some the funniest and scariest campfire skits you’ve ever seen! Final scenes will be performed around the campfire circle.

Meeting Rooms

Day Date M-F 7/5-7/9

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Grade 6-10

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/28 $165 /$195 /$220 /$245 362300-06

Meeting Rooms

Day Date M-F 7/19-7/23

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: Role Players Camp Meeting Rooms

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to transform into your favorite character of all time? Now you can! Bring your character to life through costume design, monologue writing, and performance. Together we’ll build a world where all our characters can interact and embark on an incredible journey. Day Date M-F 7/12-7/16

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Grade 6-10

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7/5 $165 /$195 /$220 /$245 362300-07

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Grade 1-8

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7/12 $165 /$195 /$220 /$245 362300-08

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: Musical Masquerade Meeting Rooms

Embrace your inner magic, set sail for the horizon, and journey into the fairytale forest! Using essential musical theatre techniques, sing, dance, and act your way through musical numbers from Frozen, Moana, Shrek, and Into the Woods. Each camp group will take on one musical as their focus. Day Date M-F 7/26-7/30

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Grade 1-8

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7/19 $165 /$195 /$220 /$245 362300-09

iDaP Summer Camp: Video Game Production

Abrakadoodle: Bug Me! Creepy Crawler’s Camp

Campers will design and create a 3D video game using the Unity Video Game engine. You will create all assets for the game including the characters, game environments, etc. The ability to type and spell on a keyboard are required for this camp.

You are being bugged! This Creepy Crawler’s Camp is all about bugs, reptiles, nighttime adventures, and the teeny tiny world of insects. We’ll create bug habitats, design mazes, and participate in creepy crawler races while learning about bug and reptile characteristics. Materials included.

Meeting Room

Day Date M-F 7/12-7/16

Time 9:00A-4:00P

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Age 10-14

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7/5 $215 /$253 /$278 /$303 236602-09

Activity Room A

Day Date M-F 8/2-8/6

Time 1:00-4:00P

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7/26 $158 /$186 /$211 /$236 363102-05

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


  MASON COMMUNITY CENTER

May  - June  Extended Care Cincy Play: Incredible Capers iDaP Computer: Paintball Camp Laffalot Camp Extended Care

SUMMER CAMPS -A   A- P   A- P 

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June - Extended Care Cincy Play: Queen Poppy Summer Lile Feet Summer Fun Camp Saey Camp Skyhawks: Tiny Hawk Skyhawks: Mini Hawk Extended Care

-A   A- P   A- P   A- P 

* A- P    - P   A- P   - P  

June - Extended Care Cincy Play: Gamer Academy Summer Lile Feet Abrakadoodle: Summer Surfing Summer Fun Camp Saey Camp Skyhawks: Beginning Golf Skyhawks: Flag Football Extended Care

-A   A- P   A- P   A- P 

* A- P   - P  

June  - July  Extended Care Abrakadoodle: ARTBLAST! STEAM Abrakadoodle: ARTBLAST! STEAM Laffalot Camp iDaP Computer: Roblox Mod Skyhawks: Multi Sport Skyhawks: Tennis Camp Extended Care

A- P A- P A-P - P

  

*    

July -

Extended Care iDaP Computer: Video Game Prod Cincy Play:  Dalmatians Cincy Play: Role-Players Camp Summer Lile Feet Summer Fun Camp Skyhawks: Tiny Hawk Skyhawks: Mini Hawk Skyhawks: Basketball Camp Extended Care

-A   A- P 

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*  - P   A- P   A- P   - P  

July  - -A   A- P   A- P   - P    A- P 

* A- P   A- P   - P   - P  

June - Extended Care Cincy Play: Spidey School Summer Lile Feet Summer Fun Camp Skyhawks: Basketball Camp Extended Care

Summer Lile Feet Summer Fun Camp Skyhawks: Multi Sport Extended Care

-A   - A    - P    A- P   A- P 

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July - Extended Care -A   iDaP Computer: Girls Only Coding A- P 

 Cincy Play:  Dalmatians A- P   Cincy Play: A Play A Day A- P  

Extended Care Cincy Play: Campsite Chaos Summer Lile Feet Summer Fun Camp Skyhawks: Begining Golf Skyhawks: Tennis Camp Extended Care

-A   A- P   A- P   A- P 

* A- P   - P   - P  

July  - Extended Care Cincy Play: Musical Masquerade Summer Lile Feet Summer Fun Camp Skyhawks: Mini Hawk Skyhawks: Basketball Camp Extended Care

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August -

Extended Care -A   Abrakadoodle: Bug Me! Camp - A    Abrakadoodle: Bug Me! Camp - P    Laffalot Camp A- P   iDaP Computer: Music Video Prod A- P 

 Skyhawks: Beginning Golf - P   Skyhawks: Multi Sport A- P   Extended Care - P  

August - Extended Care -A   Abrakadoodle: Artsy Crafty WOW! - A    Abrakadoodle: Artsy Crafty WOW! P- P    iDaP Computer: Board Game Prod A- P 

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MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

YOUTH iDaP Summer Camp: Music Video Production

ENRICHMENT

Meeting Room

Campers will design and create a music video for their favorite song that focuses on animation and special effects using Adobe Premiere, After Effects, and Character Animator. The music video will be published on the iDaP Academy website gallery for all to see. Day Date M-F 8/2-8/6

Time Age 9:00A-12:00P 8-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7/26 $115 /$136 /$161 /$186 236602-10

ABRAKADOODLE SPECIALS March Special: European Masters II Activity Room A

European artists throughout history changed the way the world made art. Be inspired by important European artists to create regal portraits, colorful landscapes, animal art, and more.

Abrakadoodle: The Artsy Crafty WOW Camp!

April Special: Pets and Puppies I

Let’s get crafty! Join us for this fun Make It and Take It Craft Camp that explores creativity, interesting crafts from around the world, and more! Materials included.

Explore exceptional projects that give developing artists opportunities to learn about Pets and Puppies. Your unique pet is waiting to be created with painting, printing, sculpting and more.

Day Date Time Age W 3/3-3/31 12:30-1:30P 6-12

Activity Room A

Activity Room A

Day Date M-F 8/9-8/13

Time 1:00-4:00P

Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 2/24 $72 /$85 /$107 /$128 263105-05

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 8/2 $158 /$186 /$211 /$236 363102-07

Day Date Time Age W 4/7-4/28 12:30-1:30P 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 3/31 $58 /$69 /$87 /$104 263105-06

May Special: Pets and Puppies II Activity Room A

Explore exceptional projects that give developing artists opportunities to learn about Pets and Puppies. Your unique pet is waiting to be created with painting, printing, sculpting and more. Day Date Time Age W 5/5-5/26 12:30-1:30P 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 4/28 $58 /$69 /$87 /$104 263105-07

iDaP Summer Camp: Board Game Production Meeting Room

Create your own electrified board game. Imagine reinventing checkers or chess that’s enhanced with music or your own voice. You create the game and take a Makey Makey Go home with you to continue to invent anywhere. Day Date M-F 8/9-8/13

Time Age 9:00A-12:00P 8-12

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Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 8/2 $140 /$165 /$190 /$215 236602-11

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


YOUTH Spring “Specials” Program

SPECIAL EVENTS

Activity Room B

Check out this engaging opportunity for your virtual learning student to participate in specials just like they do in school. Your student will get to participate in organized activities including science projects, cooking projects, gross motor activities, and more. A great opportunity for your child to safely socialize with others while doing fun activities. Day Tu,Th Tu,Th Tu,Th

Date 3/6-3/25 4/6-4/29 5/4-5/27

Time 1:30-3:00P 1:30-3:00P 1:30-3:00P

Age 5-12 5-12 5-12

Deadline 2/23 3/30 4/27

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

Activity 233801-01 233801-02 233801-03

Parents’ Day Out Premier Member Perk! Kids’ Korner

Enjoy a day out while your children engage in an afternoon full of fun at Mason Community Center. We ask that you please pack a snack and drink for each event. We ask that each family sign up for only one Parents’ Day Out per month. Children must be potty trained to attend. Face masks are required for children ages 10 years old and up. Day Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa Sa

Abrakadoodle: Creative Inspirations Activity Room A

Date 3/6 3/20 4/10 4/24 5/8 5/22

Time 1:00-4:00P 1:00-4:00P 1:00-4:00P 1:00-4:00P 1:00-4:00P 1:00-4:00P

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

Deadline 2/27 3/13 4/3 4/17 5/1 5/15

Fee Free Free Free Free Free Free

Activity 233804-01 233804-02 233804-03 233804-04 233804-05 233804-06

Art comes from all types of inspiration. Join us to construct miniature trees of life and draw Mondrian-style trees—with a twist! You will create fruity, patterned, mixed media masterpieces inspired by masters like Paul Gauguin. We will also learn about Outsider Art— creative works by people who have had little or no formal training in art but that inspire us nonetheless. Day Date Tu 3/2-3/30

Time 6:30-7:30P

Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 2/23 $62 /$73 /$92 /$110 263105-01

Parents’ Night Out Premier Member Perk! Kids’ Korner

Enjoy a night out on the town while your children engage in a night full of fun at Mason Community Center. We ask that you please pack a snack and drink for each event. A pizza dinner will be provided courtesy of Marco’s Pizza.

Abrakadoodle: Doodle and Design

We ask that each family sign up for only one Parents’ Night Out per month. Children must be potty trained to attend. Face masks are required for children ages 10 years old and up.

Activity Room A

Learn about building bridges, Moroccan tiles, ancient Mexican culture and more while exploring the elements of design. Day Date Tu 4/20-5/18

To register, see page 32.

Time 6:30-7:30P

Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 4/13 $72 /$85 /$107 /$128 263105-03

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

Day F F F F F F

Date 3/12 3/26 4/16 4/30 5/14 5/28

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 3/5 3/19 4/9 4/23 5/7 5/21

Fee Free Free Free Free Free Free

Activity 233807-01 233807-02 233807-03 233807-04 233807-05 233807-06

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YOUTH SPORTS

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. Mini-Hawk games and activities were designed to allow campers to explore balance, movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development at their own pace. Day Date M 3/29-4/19 M 5/3-5/24

Time 5:30-7:30P 5:30-7:30P

Age 4-7 4-7

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 3/22 $109 /$129 /$154 /$179 233125-08 4/26 $109 /$129 /$154 /$179 233125-09

Skyhawks Golf Clinic Heritage Oak Park

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. Day Date Tu 3/30-4/20 Tu 5/4-5/25

Time 5:30-7:30P 5:30-7:30P

Age 5-9 5-9

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 3/23 $109 /$129 /$154 /$179 233222-06 4/27 $109 /$129 /$154 /$179 233222-07

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. Students will continue to improve on basic gymnastic skills, flexibility, and strength. Day M Tu F Sa

Date 4/26-5/24 4/27-5/25 4/30-5/28 5/1-5/29

Time 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

Deadline 4/19 4/20 4/23 4/24

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $50 /$59 /$74 /$89 $50 /$59 /$74 /$89 $50 /$59 /$74 /$89 $50 /$59 /$74 /$89

Activity 221472-09 221472-10 221472-11 221472-12

Beginners Gymnastics Multipurpose Room

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

Date 4/26-5/24 4/27-5/25 4/29-5/27

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

Age 8-17 8-17 8-17

Deadline 4/19 4/20 4/22

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $50 /$59 /$74 /$89 $50 /$59 /$74 /$89 $50 /$59 /$74 /$89

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Future Stars Tennis Heritage Oak Park

Future Stars are tennis players just beginning to play from the baseline and will follow the “games” approach to learning tennis. In case of inclement weather, lessons will be held in the Field House at Mason Community Center. Please call the City of Mason at 513.229.8502 and select option 5 for program delays or relocations due to weather. Day Tu Th Sa

Date 4/27-5/25 4/29-5/27 5/1-5/29

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

Age 6-8 6-8 6-8

Deadline 4/20 4/22 4/24

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

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Junior Champs Tennis Skyhawks Basketball Heritage Oak Park

Learn passing, shooting, dribbling, and rebounding in this popular basketball program for beginner and intermediate skill levels. While enjoying the program, participants will learn teamwork, respect, and responsibility. Day Date W 3/31-4/21 W 5/5-5/26

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

48 CenterPoint Spring 2021

Age 6-10 6-10

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 3/24 $109 /$129 /$154 /$179 233221-07 4/28 $109 /$129 /$154 /$179 233221-08

Heritage Oak Park

Is your tennis champ a beginner or graduate from Future Stars? Tennis participants in this class are comfortable serving and playing from the baseline and will learn rallying and strategy skills. In case of inclement weather, lessons will be held in the Field House at Mason Community Center. Please call the City of Mason at 513.229.8502 and select option 5 for program delays or relocations due to weather. Day Date Th 4/29-5/27 Sa 5/1-5/29

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

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 7-13 7-13

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 4/22 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 235110-06 4/24 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 235110-07

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

TEEN CAMPS

Summer Fun Camp – Counselor in Training Mason Community Center

As a Counselor in Training (CIT), you will get hands-on experience working with our Summer Fun Camp program every day. CITs will lead group games, speak in front of groups, and provide programming support for other themed activities. Daily activities will focus on building leadership skills and teamwork. All field trips will be on Wednesdays each week. Day Date Time M-F 6/7-6/11 9:00A-4:00P Island Adventures M-F 6/14-6/18 9:00A-4:00P Outer Space M-F 6/21-6/25 9:00A-4:00P Creative Campers M-F 7/5-7/9 9:00A-4:00P Cartoon Craze M-F 7/12-7/16 9:00A-4:00P Wild West M-F 7/19-7/23 9:00A-4:00P Messy Olympics M-F 7/26-7/30 9:00A-4:00P Wacky Water Week

MASON TWISTERS

The City of Mason Twisters competed in their first meet of the 2020– 2021 season on November 14 and 15 at the GI Gymnast meet in Madison, Indiana. Twelve members of the Twisters competed in the meet. Avery, Madilyn, and Virginia each won first place all around awards for their individual performances. Katherine placed second all around in individual competition and Tori, Alayna, Sarah, Isabella, Dawsonne, Sarah, and Valentina also won individual competition medals during the meet.

Age 13-15

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/31 $185 /$218 /$243 /$268 236636-01

13-15

6/7

$185 /$218 /$243 /$268

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13-15

6/14

$185 /$218 /$243 /$268

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13-15

6/28

$185 /$218 /$243 /$268

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13-15

7/5

$185 /$218 /$243 /$268

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13-15

7/12

$185 /$218 /$243 /$268

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13-15

7/19

$185 /$218 /$243 /$268

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ENRICHMENT

Tutor Doctor: Practice ACT Test Senior Center

Join us for a free practice ACT test presented in partnership with Tutor Doctor. Day Sa Sa Sa

Date 3/20 4/17 5/22

Time 8:00A-12:30P 8:00A-12:00P 8:00A-12:00P

Grade 9-12 9-12 9-12

Deadline 3/13 4/10 5/15

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

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SPORTS

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Tennis Heritage Oak Park

MEET THE GYMNASTS Alayna (left), 11, and Avery (right), 10, joined the Mason Twisters in July of this year. The sisters from West Chester both competed in the City of Mason Twisters meet on December 5 and 6 and both won medals for their efforts. Avery excelled on the vault, scoring a 9.3. To register, see page 32.

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

This class is for students who are beginning to play sets. They can hit six of 10 serves in from the baseline and can rally five balls in a row with a partner from the baseline. In case of inclement weather, lessons will be held in the Field House at Mason Community Center. Please call the City of Mason at 513.229.8502 and select option 5 for program delays or relocations due to weather. Day Date Sa 5/1-5/29

Time 12:00-1:00P

Age 10-18

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 4/24 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 252108-07

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MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

ADULT Bodies in Balance: Water

AQUATICS

Adult Learn to Swim Class

Leisure Pool

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 on the front and back. Day Date M 3/1-4/5 M 4/19-5/17

Time 7:20-7:50P 7:20-7:50P

*No Class 3/29

Age 15 & up 15 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 2/26 $47 /$56 /$70 /$84 252334* 4/12 $47 /$56 /$70 /$84 252434

You’ll use the high resistance and low impact properties of water to increase overall muscle strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility. This water fitness program is ideal for those with arthritis, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, discharged or phase 3 pulmonary rehab, or other joint complications. Led by a certified athletic trainer, Bodies in Balance: Water utilizes more rehab-based exercises compared to a traditional Water Fit class. There will be no make-up classes or rescheduling for any absences. Day Tu,Th Tu,Th Tu,Th

Date 3/2-3/25 4/6-4/29 5/4-5/27

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

Age 18 & up 18 & up 18 & up

Deadline 2/23 3/30 4/27

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

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APRIL “BACK TO BASICS” WEEKS SPEND SOME EXTRA TIME ON FORM AND TECHNIQUE EACH WEEK

TRX WEEK APRIL 5 - 11 CYCLE WEEK APRIL 12 - 18 YOGA WEEK APRIL 19 - 25 BODYPUMP APRIL 26-MAY 2 50 CenterPoint Spring 2021

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

ADULT FITNESS & WELLNESS

YOGA THERAPY SERIES

Fitness Assessments Fitness Center

Take the first step toward better health today! To help you track your results and see how your hard work is paying off, we offer fitness assessments with our certified staff. Assessments include: heart rate, blood pressure, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiorespiratory fitness, and flexibility. Assessments are recommended every three to six months or at the start of an exercise routine. A full assessment takes approximately one hour. Please wear gym shoes and comfortable clothing. Please complete the Fitness Center Appointment Request Form at Mason Community Center or online at www.imaginemason.org to get started. Day Varies

Age 15 & up

Fee (PRE/BAS) $0*/$30**

*Up to 4 free assessments per year. **Rate will be discounted from a personal training package purchased following your assessment.

Healthy Aging IncludeStrength™ Fitness Orientation Fitness Center

IncludeStrength™ is a next generation, inclusive functional trainer accessible and adaptable for all fitness levels. Rotating arms and adjustable handles let IncludeStrength™ offer a revolutionary number of upper and lower body exercises on one machine. It transforms to fit you—regardless of your size, age, mobility, or fitness level.

Senior Center

This series will focus on preventative strategies to maintaining your physical, mental, and emotional health as you age. Staff will present the scientific background that explains how and why yoga works to foster healthy aging, engage in essential yoga poses, yoga sequences, and other practices that will prepare you for a lifetime of practice. Day Date Time Th 3/4-3/25 9:00-10:00A F 3/5-3/26 12:15-1:15P

Age 18 & up 18 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 2/25 $32 /$38 /$48 /$57 202000-01 2/26 $32 /$38 /$48 /$57 202000-02

Back Health

Half hour orientations are available upon request.

Senior Center

This series will focus on how to address common back issues, pain, and postural problems with yoga. You will learn the key anatomy of your back, how to evaluate your posture and identify movement patterns, and how to move safely in your asana practice and life to support your back.

Wellness Talk Series

Day Date Time Th 4/8-4/29 9:00-10:00A F 4/9-4/30 12:15-1:15P

Meeting Rooms

Join us for our new Wellness Talks Series. Each month features a different topic. March: Nutrition, April: Seasonal Foods, and May: Supermarket Savvy. Led by certified Dietetic Technician and Nutritionist. Day Tu Tu Tu Th Th Th

Date 3/2 4/6 5/4 3/18 4/22 5/20

Time 11:15A-12:00P 11:15A-12:00P 11:15A-12:00P 6:00-6:45P 6:00-6:45P 6:00-6:45P

To register, see page 32.

Age 15 & up 15 & up 15 & up 15 & up 15 & up 15 & up

Deadline 2/23 3/30 4/27 3/11 4/15 5/13

www.imaginemason.org

Age 18 & up 18 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 4/1 $32 /$38 /$48 /$57 202010-01 4/2 $32 /$38 /$48 /$57 202010-02

Stress Reduction Senior Center

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

513.229.8555

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This series will focus on presenting skills for body, breath, and mind that will enable you to begin managing stress in your daily life. Stress adversely affects a wide range of health conditions and yoga is the most comprehensive approach to fighting stress. Day Date Time Th 5/6-5/27 9:00-10:00A F 5/7-5/28 12:15-1:15P

Age 18 & up 18 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 4/29 $32 /$38 /$48 /$57 202020-01 4/30 $32 /$38 /$48 /$57 202020-02

Spring 2021

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PUTTING PRACTICE

ADULT Personal Training

Pus are o en missed due to moving your head, the puer not traveling on the correct path, and decelerating during your stroke. Try these tips:

Fitness Center

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

Lay down two pieces of string the width of the puer head. Practice taking the puer back and through keeping the puer head between the two pieces of string. Make sure your eyes are directly over the ball.

Punch Passes for Multiple Visits When you purchase a Personal Training package, your visits will be tracked through a punch pass system. Your visits will be linked to your membership card so you can find out how many sessions remain on your pass by stopping at the Member Services Desk. Bring your membership card to the fitness desk when you come for your personal training appointment. Your trainer will scan your card at the beginning of each training session. You can renew your punch pass at Mason Community Center or by calling 513.229.8555.

Keep the puer low to the ground while slightly accelerating through impact. Listen for the ball to drop in the cup.

THE GOLF CENTER

Face Off Challenge Saturday, May nd • : - : a.m. Ages + • Registration Required

Two teams will face off in an outdoor cardio and strength challenge workout – who will be victorious?!

Member Perk!

Adult Basketball and Adult Badminton is back. Come in to play with Community Center members, ages 18 and up, during designated times.

BLUETEAM

Basketball

Activity Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00-7:00P 722200 Saturdays 10:00A-12:00P

Badminton

Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00-9:00P

722201

Saturdays 8:00-10:30A

GREENTEAM

52 CenterPoint Spring 2021

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


ADULT Introductory Training Specials for Members

These are available to all members new to personal training for a one-time purchase. You can choose either package but won’t have the option to take advantage of both. Session Type Three 30-Minute Introductory Sessions Three 1-Hour Introductory Sessions

30-Minute Personal Training Package Individual One 30-Minute Session: Six 30-Minute Sessions: Twelve 30-Minute Sessions: Partner (train with a friend) One 30-Minute Session: Six 30-Minute Sessions: Twelve 30-Minute Sessions: 45-Minute Personal Training Package Individual One 45-Minute Session: Six 45-Minute Sessions: Twelve 45-Minute Sessions: Partner (train with a friend) One 45-Minute Session: Six 45-Minute Sessions: Twelve 45-Minute Sessions: 1-Hour Personal Training Packages Individual One 1-Hour Session: Six 1-Hour Sessions: Twelve 1-Hour Sessions: Partner (train with a friend) One 1-Hour Session: Six 1-Hour Sessions: Twelve 1-Hour Sessions: Small Group Training 30-Minutes 3 Participants 4 Participants Six 30-Minutes 3 Participants 4 Participants Twelve 30-Minutes 3 Participants 4 Participants 1-Hour 3 Participants 4 Participants Six 1-Hour Sessions 3 Participants 4 Participants Twelve 1-Hour Sessions 3 Participants 4 Participants

To register, see page 32.

Fee $66 $99

Premier

Basic

Non-Member

$35 $189 $370

$42 $223 $436

$63 $273 $486

$26 each $140 each $275 each

$31 each $165 each $324 each

$47 each $215 each $374 each

MONDAY, MAY 31 MODIFIED GROUP EXERCISE SCHEDULE

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Tabata 8:15 - 9:00 a.m. CXWorx 9:15 - 9:45 a.m. 9:15 - 10:00 a.m. Forever Fit 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. yoga MASONCOMMUNITYCENTER

 Mason Montgomery Road $45 $243 $475

$53 $286 $559

$80 $336 $609

$34 each $184 each $359 each

$40 each $217 each $423 each

$60 each $267 each $473 each

Mason, OH 

THE BIG 3

LIFTING TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP Wednesdays • March 10, April 14, May 12 • 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

$55 $297 $580

$65 $350 $683

$98 $400 $733

$41 each $221 each $433 each

$49 each $260 each $510 each

$74 each $310 each $560 each

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SIMPLIFY THE SQUAT APRIL

GO BACK TO BASICS ON THE BENCH PRESS MAY $18 each $14 each

$22 each $17 each

$33 each $26 each

$97 each $76 each

$115 each $90 each

$165 each $135 each

$190 each $148 each

$224 each $175 each

$274 each $225 each

$35 each $25 each

$42 each $30 each

$63 each $45 each

$189 each $135 each

$223 each $159 each

$273 each $209 each

$370 each $264 each

$436 each $311 each

$486 each $361 each

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

AGES 15+

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

MASONCOMMUNITYCENTER  Mason-Montgomery Road

Mason, OH 

Spring 2021

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MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

ADULT 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 W 3/3-5/26

Time Age Deadline Fee 10:30-11:30A 55 & Up 2/24 Free to members

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Adult Softball Leagues Corwin M. Nixon Park

Get your friends together for adult softball at Corwin M. Nixon Park. All league play is under USSSA rules. Registrations are per team.

AARP Tax Assistance

The Butler Warren AARP Tax-Aide Team plans to help Mason’s low to middle income seniors with their income tax returns through April. Please visit butlerwarrenaarp.as.me or listen to the AARP Tax-Aide’s message at 513.268.7149 for up-to-date information.

Coaches: Register on behalf of your team by picking up a roster form in person at Mason Community Center and mailing or delivering the completed form to Mason Community Center. Please plan to attend a coaches meeting in early April. Day Date Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity Tu 4/20-8/31 6:30-11:00P 18 & up 4/6 $375per team* 222201-17 Men’s Church League – Team Registration F 4/23-8/13 6:30-11:00P 18 & up 4/9 $375 per team* 222201-18 Men’s Competitive League – Team Registration *Additional fees for league and umpires due at the coaches meeting.

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Tennis Heritage Oak Park

This is a beginning level tennis class for adults. Classes will be half traditional stroke work and half focused on rallying skills. In case of inclement weather, lessons will be held in the Field House at Mason Community Center. Please call the City of Mason at 513.229.8502 and select option 5 for program delays or relocations due to weather. Day Date Tu 4/27-5/25 Th 4/29-5/27

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

*No Class 3/29

54 CenterPoint Spring 2021

Age 16 & up 16 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 4/20 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 222504-06 4/22 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 222504-07

Picasso Painters Senior Center

Try your hand at painting. No experience is required. People with various levels of skill will learn from each other. Please bring your own supplies. Day Date Tu 3/2-5/25

Time 9:30-11:30A

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 55 & up 2/23 Free to members 222200-01*

*No Class 3/16, 4/20 & 5/18

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


SENIOR

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Senior Center

NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY Wednesday, May  • Mason Community Center • Seniors  & older • Free Mason Community Center admission MASON COMMUNITY CENTER  Mason-Montgomery Road • Mason, OH   www.imaginemason.org • ..

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

This class offers information about the difference between typical age-related changes vs. common signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. You’ll learn tips on how to approach someone about memory concerns, the importance of early detection, the benefits of diagnosis, and how to acccess helpful Alzheimer’s Association resources. Day Th

Date 3/18

Time 10:30-11:45A

Age 55 & up

Deadline Fee 3/11 Free

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Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

This class provides a general overview for people who are facing a diagnosis as well as those who wish to be informed. In this program we explore the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, other types of dementia outside of Alzheimer’s, what happens in the brain affected by Alzheimer’s, and risk factors for and the three general stages of the disease. Day Th

Date 4/15

Time 10:30-11:45A

Age 55 & up

Deadline Fee 4/8 Free

Activity 241528-02

Living with Alzheimer’s Middle Stage In the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease, those who were care partners now become hands-on caregivers. Join us for a program that will offer helpful strategies to provide safe, effective, and comfortable care during the middle stage of this disease. This presentation discusses symptoms, communication, personal care, and some safety issues. Day Th

Date 5/20

To register, see page 32.

Time 10:30-11:45A

Age 55 & up

Deadline Fee 5/13 Free

www.imaginemason.org

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513.229.8555

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WE OUR SENIORS *For those  and over. One coupon per guest. Not redeemable for cash. Facsimiles are not accepted. Excludes postal unit items.

Expires May , 

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MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

SENIOR SPECIAL EVENTS

Breakfast Bingo Senior Center

Rise and shine with Breakfast and Bingo! Join us for coffee and pastries, friends, and prizes. Please bring quarters for each round and increase your chance to win! Day Tu Tu Tu

Date 3/16 4/20 5/18

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

Age 55 & up 55 & up 55 & up

Deadline 3/9 4/13 5/11

Fee $5 /$6 /$8 /$9 $5 /$6 /$8 /$9 $5 /$6 /$8 /$9

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Senior Center Meet and Greet Senior Lounge

Are you thinking of joining the Community Center or are a current member at Mason Community Center and do not know where to begin? Join us in the Senior Center lounge for light refreshments and make new friends while learning about all the amazing activities and programs that you can be involved in! Registration required. Day W W W

FITNESS & WELLNESS

Date 3/3 4/7 5/5

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

Age 55 & up 55 & up 55 & up

Deadline 2/24 3/31 4/28

Fee Free Free Free

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The Pace Makers 2nd Floor Track

Join this walking program for a great low impact and fun workout on the newly resurfaced indoor track. Low-intensity exercises, like walking, have plenty of health benefits that can keep you active and feeling healthy. Day Date M,F 3/1-4/9

Time 9:00-10:00A

Age 55 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 2/22 $5 /$6 /$8 /$9 212305-01

Senior Fitness Training Gymnasium B

Stay strong with a senior workout program that is perfect for all fitness levels. Join us in a circuit designed and run each week by a certified personal trainer and utilizes TRX straps, BOSU, stability balls, dumbbells, medicine balls, and more. Day Tu,Th Tu,Th Tu,Th

Date 3/2-3/25 4/6-4/29 5/4-5/27

Time 8:30-9:15A 8:30-9:15A 8:30-9:15A

56 CenterPoint Spring 2021

Age 55 & up 55 & up 55 & up

Deadline 2/23 3/30 4/27

Fee $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98

Senior Center Movie Matinee Senior Lounge Activity 261599-05 261599-07 261599-09

Come and enjoy a movie in the Senior Center on the second Wednesday of every month. Popcorn and drinks are provided. Movies are subject to change. Day W W W

Date 3/10 4/14 5/12

Time 1:00-3:00P 1:00-3:00P 1:00-3:00P

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 55 & up 55 & up 55 & up

Deadline 3/3 4/7 5/5

Fee Free Free Free

BAS: Basic pass holder

Movie Enola Holmes All Together Now The Hundred Foot Journey

MR: Mason resident

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NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER

SENIOR CENTER With three dierent programs or membership options, you can pick the program that best suits your needs and budget.

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