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NEWS AND ACTIVITIES FOR MASON AND DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP

CULTIVATING COMMITMENT ADVANCING CARE FOR & PARTNERSHIPS COMPLEX DISEASE CITY OF MASON

TRIHEALTH

REIMAGINE LEARNING FOR HIGHER QUALITY SCHOOLS MASON CITY SCHOOLS

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATES

DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP




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 Victor Kidd

Ashley Chance Council Member

Vice Mayor Barbara Berry Spaeth

Michael Gilb Council Member

TJ Honerlaw Council Member

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

Kathy Grossmann Council Member

Diana K. Nelson Council Member

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

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

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

Lelle Lutts Hedding President

Kristin Malhotra Vice President

Lonnie Vestal Trustee

Dan Corey Fiscal Officer

Administrator Eric Reiners 513.701.6974 erein@deerfieldtwp.com Planning & Zoning Director Samuel Hill 513.701.6964 shill@deerfieldtwp.com Parks and Recreation Director Joel Smiddy 513.701.6975 jsmiddy@deerfieldtwp.com Public Works Director Billy Highfill 513-701-6978 bhigh@deerfieldtwp.com

Fiscal Officer Dan Corey 513.701.6971 dcorey@deerfieldtwp.com President Lelle Hedding 513.770.2381 lhedding@deerfieldtwp.com Vice President Kristin Malhotra 513.770.2382 kmalhotra@deerfieldtwp.com Trustee Lonnie Vestal 513.770.2381 lvestal@deerfieldtwp.com

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

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

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Eric Hansen Eric Hansen City of Mason Manager City of Mason Manager

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Roadways Drive Mason’s Future Growing Commitment and Compassion he long awaited day has finally arrived: a full inter- work, and partnership. That seems fitting as these qualities

ince 2010, the City TriHealth non-oncology infusion center. prochange gateway opensand at Western Row have Road,become Exit 24. expand are parttheir of our DNA here in Mason and IThe see additional it every day in the strands for building a culture of wellness in the viders will be in primary care, pediatrics, as well as specialties Over the past few years, we have been able to our leaders and staff. The interchange project adds to my community. And as a resultofinmany the heart Mason such rheumatology, endocrinology, otolaryngology, announce the completion majorofprojects. confias dence that together we celebrate surgery, successes not otherwise today, the Community Center is the nucleus for fi tand allergy. TriHealth’s existing practices cover the above areas Each of them has been long in the making and delivered the possible. ness, health, recreational programming, and promotional orthopedics, OB,ofpodiatry, neurology, pain management, highest impact to our community. The interchange project andOver the course 2019 and 2020, expect to hear more opportunities for local organizations and businesses. and dermatology. Mason’s Community Center campus now comes on the heels of Procter & Gamble doubling the size of this story as the planned development vision continues Never did we imagine that adding TriHealth’s wellness comhas over 30 providers delivering care to the Mason community. to unfold. On page six, there is a feature that gives a taste of their 240 acre campus in Mason—making it, by far, the ponent the Community Center would a keyR&D force of how TriHealth’s expansion of their footprint at thephotos Comthis came to be, some pretty unbelievable largest to employer in Warren County andprovide the largest munity Center and their signifi cant sponsorship of Combehind Mason’s mission of personalized medicine. Centralizing of I-71 when it fi rst extended to Mason, the development center in P&G’s global portfolio. In addition, other recent mon Ground Playground, an all-inclusive park for adults Mason as a hub to access physical and mental health stems of Kings Island after the purchase of 700 acres by Taft accomplishments include: enhancing community safety and children with all from school, community, Broadcasting, and the work of dedicated City, with full development of the Municipal Camabilities, is a testament and TriHealth engagepus Safety Team with Mason Schools; record County, and State leaders that kept a focused their collaborative ment across the person-with over $600 economic development vision on how totohelp shape the future of alized wellness spectrum. partnership and belief in million in investment and 3,000 jobs Mason. We also owe much appreciaTriHealth’s recent public-private anour sharedpartners mission for tion to our corporate whoa created; continued nouncement of a 10,000culture of wellness. partnership activities like the valugave their time, input, and voiceTrito square-foot expansion Health’s sponsorship toable partnership with TriHealth make this investment possible. This at CommuniCommon Ground thatMason led to the Community Center also feels ward just right. Partnerships ty Center corroborates Playground has been adding 10,000 square feet of mediwith our business community havea catalyst for additional their commitment to furlong been a cornerstone of the City cal offices to better serve the health sponsorships to make ther inspire our culture of of our members and community. of Mason. This project shines as a wellness. This new develthisof project a reality. The completion of the full-movedemonstration just how dedicated opment magnifies their Mason is to ment north and south ramps at Westthey have been through thegrateful years with various specialty services have a corporate partner ern Row Road and completion of the a willingness to roll up sleeves to deterwith ato vision that Mason closely including thera- is an important adjoiningphysical road network mine the best solution position aligns with Mason’s mispy, x-ray, infusion, phar“front door” to the City for residents, corfor the future. macy, and other ancillary sion. TriHealth’s dedicaporate partners, science and medical industry inToday, Mason is known as an important innoservices in one andtocompassion is a novators, and convenient some of the most unique recreation amenities vation center throughout Ohio. It istion home over 800 busivivid reminder of what it location. TriHealth will that not only brand Mason, but much of the Midwest. This nesswith connectivity to the community and commitment to takes to build the type of add 10 providers (phythe schools, education, and a future talent pool. is a result of many teams of people and many years of work On cover: TriHealth residents doctors sicians and advanced we want to and vision. Thank you and congratulations to everyone. Thisand local culture ofKai ourHuang City. M.D. And, it conficommunity dently welcomes the fuand Jay M. Hayner M.D. practice clinicians) and call our home. collaborative achievement is a testament to persistence, hard ture.

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LelleEric Lutts Reiners Hedding Deerfield Township President Board of Trustees

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2018Our Review Township and Looking Needs Your Ahead Input at 2019

018ver was theapast very decade, busy and Deerfi successful eld Township yearhas forexpeour Township. Among the highlights, we completed a rienced signifi cant growth and development. Parks Master While I Plan was knocking based on on your doors input in that late 2017, will setI the heard direction a lotfor of opinions our Parksabout and Recreation development. DepartSome ment forthere thought many was years overtodevelopment. come. Some thought the develWe hired an Economic Development Director, Jim Flick, opment was moving the Township forward. Some emphasized to help the needdirect for smart the development development,and and redevelopment redevelopment. of Many our community were concerned in a sustainable about green way space thatdisappearing allows for ourwhile residents new and future took structures residents its place. to ageThere in place were here. concerns Flick has about alsoinfrabeen tasked with the role ofwith Public Information Officerand to ensure structure keeping pace economic development about transparency in our District activities. Kings Local School and Mason City Schools being overwhelmed We namedwith a new new Public students. Works Director, Billy Highfill, While growth is inevitable, these principled quality life who has been a dedicated Township employee since of 2012 and whose issues are, and experience should be, working a topicinofthe conversation Township and everywhere knowlIedge go, and of the with area everyone makes him I meet. a true asset to our team. IWe want paid tooff let the youbalance know that of the youKingswood have been heard. property In reallowing us sponse, thetoTownship take a major is undertaking step forward a Comprehensive in our efforts to Plan be debt free update this in year. 2020.The Comprehensive Plan is the framework for We ourwelcomed decision-making severalprocess. new businesses It is a long to term the Township visionary that create athat document greater establishes variety of guidelines offeringsand to serve goals our toresidents provide and visitors structure andalike. predictability for future developments. It is our We saw ground breakthe onComprehensive the District of Deerfi responsibility to update Plan soeld wedevelhave aopment, viable strategy for the future. which will serve as a pseudo downtown or main Thefor Deerfi Township Comprehensive Plancommunity specifically street oureld Township and bring additional addresses topics like land use planning/zoning, public safety programming and events. Finally, we completed several infrastructure projects that services, Township owned land and parks, road maintenance, have reduced economic development congestion andand redevelopment allowed traffi areas, c toand flow creating more aeasily diverse throughout housing stock. the Township increasing connectivity. You are invited participate in this Comprehensive Plan Looking ahead,toour work is not done. We have already started the update. This process is an open to update and transparent to our comprehensive opportunity plan. to marry We expect your ideas thatabout the finished what you plan think will about be thethe product Township of a great now, deal what and of community you think outreach. the vision We of the want Township this to be should your be. plan,

theThe community’s process aims plan, to create and therefore, a vision and when recommendations you have the opportunity the coming months, I ask to please for the futureover of Deerfi eld Township that reflyou ect the values provide and goalsyour of the input. community We want andtogive set guidance the futuretodirection address the of our Township Township’s challenges in yourand vision opportunities. and this comprehensive Your opinionsplan and updateare input is athe vital opportunity part of this. to do so. Additionally, Please join uswe in have this process launched byaparticipating new and improved in surveys, website that ispublic activities, mobile meetings, responsive. and workshops This website overenhances the next year. our ability If you to have communicate any questions information, regardingshowcase the planning events, process and provide or wouldimportant like to find news out and more project on how updates. you can participate, I am to seewebsite how theatrest of 2019 unfolds.eld.com We will visit theexcited Township’s www.choosedeerfi seek or contact opportunities the planning to continue office. We towill enhance be providing our area, updates build sidewalks when additional and trails, opportunities and promoteare connectivity available. and In the vibrancy. meanAs always the community is our guiding force. Our work is time: done to meet current and future needs of our residents · Visit the the Township’s newly updated website (www. in a manner eld.com) that is asfor effimore cient information, and as fiscally choosedeerfi toresponsible sign up for as It has been a pleasure serving you as Township thepossible. Township’s email newsletter, and view archived meetings. Administrator thus far and I look forward to working with us ona social eld). you· Follow on shaping brightmedia future(@choosedeerfi for our Township. · Attend a Board of Trustees Regular Session Meetings on the first Tuesday of every month to make public comments and Work Sessions (third Tuesday of every month) to see how we are implementing your vision. · Engage your elected officials through email and phone calls. · Participate in public engagement events to be announced as the process evolves. A vital and healthy Township relies on commercial and residential growth, which we want you to guide. Without growth there is no life. With your voice, we can visualize the future of the Township you and your children will call home.

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BREAKING GROUND AT COMMON GROUND PLAYGROUND

We’re Your Neighbor at Half Day Café

City staff in cooperation with the Mason Parks and Recreation Foundation (MPRF) has been working toward completing the next phases of the Common Ground Playground. The site work for the project began in early January and progress is well under way. Staff and MPRF are anticipating construction of the playground and restroom facility to take place in 2019. The next phase of construction includes all of the concrete work necessary in and around the park structure and potentially the actual playground surface. Following this work, the next step is finalizing the specialized equipment necessary for an accessible playground. The City utilized experts in inclusive design to ensure the equipment is developmentally appropriate for children with and without disabilities. The playground was designed considering people’s physical, sensory, social, communication, and cognitive abilities creating a unique and welcoming environment.

Special thank you to TriHealth & The Scheeler Family For your generous donation

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As you enter the Half Day Café, you’re greeted by a friendly staff and bright atmosphere. The warm hues of blue and yellow are welcoming as you enjoy your breakfast and/or lunch and a hot cup of coffee. With windows facing north and west, the lighting in the 4,500-square-foot space is inviting and not too bright. Nothing is by accident in the Half Day Café. Owners Dale and Patty Hipsley have left no details unturned in the planning of their second location in Deerfield Township. They opened their first location 13 years ago in Wyoming and have built a loyal following. They hope to do the same in the Township. Located on the corner of Wilkins Boulevard and Irwin Simpson Road, the Half Day Café offers a wide array of healthy and indulgent options. Whether you choose a bowl of white cheddar grits, hand ground from North Carolina or seasonal goetta hash; veggie omelets; or the fig, Gouda, and bacon sandwich, you won’t be disappointed. Lunch offers standards and surprises. House made soups, sandwiches, and fresh salads are always available. You’ll find menu items featuring organic greens and grass-fed beef. Dale and Patty make a concerted effort to source locally. Guests will enjoy bread from 16 Bricks, Seven Hills Coffee, and fresh flowers from Botanica. You’ll find seasonal menu changes four times a year. The menu also has gluten free options. The local connection doesn’t stop with the food. The mural that adorns the back wall was created by the AP Art students from CHCA. The tiles behind the counter were created especially for the Half Day Café by the Rookwood Pottery and glazed with archival glazes. In the warmer season, guests are welcome to park their bikes in the bike rack and enjoy a cool drink. The walk up Take Away offers a vast selection of grab and go options. Dogs will enjoy the specially installed dog watering station. What distinguishes the Half Day Café is its commitment to good food, a neighborhood feel, the culture of being hospitable to strangers, and building heartfelt relationships with a staff of 30. The location serves as a walkable destination, too. Dale and Patty chose Deerfield Township for their second location for many reasons, starting with the fact that they live in the Township and have been residents for the past five years. They like this solid community with great parks, schools, and amenities. The culture that Dale and Patty have created at the Half Day Café is simple…have a conversation, enjoy each other’s company, and honor that person you are spending time with. The Half Day Café is located at 8825 Wilkins Blvd. Hours of operation are Monday–Saturday, 7:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.; Sunday, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Breakfast served all day. Lunch is served from 11:00 a.m. until close. For more information about the Half Day Café visit www.halfdaycafe.org


Staying Secure While Shopping Online Cybercriminals are always working to steal your personal and payment information. By following a few key practices, you can greatly lower your chances of becoming a victim of identity theft or fraud.

Township Meeting Schedule May–August

CHOOSE TRUSTED ONLINE RETAILERS Always shop with trusted online retailers only. That means using a retailer you already know or one that is verified through another trusted entity. If you find a new possible shop to do business with but are unsure about its reputation, try to find reviews from trusted sources such as the Better Business Bureau. Even though an untrusted site might have the best prices, it is worth it to use a trusted online shop that is known to safeguard your contact, credit card, and purchase information.

CHOOSE TRUSTED MOBILE SHOPPING APPS Whether you are downloading a store app to get a coupon, a deal aggregator app to comparison shop, or a reward app that ensures you get points or cash back, it is important to stick to trusted apps from known developers. Unfortunately, fake apps appear in the app stores, purporting to be from a trusted source while other apps exist to capture your data without providing the services they claim to support. You can avoid many malicious apps by downloading your apps from Google Play, Apple App Store, Microsoft Store, or another trusted platform, selectively choosing which apps to download, and making sure you carefully read the permissions and app reviews.

SECURE YOUR DEVICE, CONNECTIVITY, AND ACCOUNTS Keep your devices up-to-date, especially those you shop and bank with. Simply updating the device that you use for conducting your online shopping is a key cybersecurity practice. By keeping the device up-to-date with current patches and software, you ensure you have the manufacturer’s latest security fixes in place. Never use a public computer when shopping or banking. Using a public computer, like those found at libraries, can expose you to greater risk. It is best to use a trusted home device and network for anything involving financial transactions. Never shop or conduct banking on unencrypted or public Wi-Fi. It is best to always conduct financial transactions or log on to sensitive accounts via a trusted Wi-Fi network.

Interested in attending a Township Trustee, Stormwater, or Zoning Appeals Meeting? Mark your calendar for the upcoming summer schedule: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

May 21 – 5:30 p.m. – Board of Trustees Work Session June 4 – 6:00 p.m. – Board of Trustees Regular Meeting June 10 – 6:30 p.m. – Zoning Commission June 11 – 6:00 p.m. – Deerfield Regional Stormwater Board Meeting June 13 – 6:30 p.m. – Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting June 18 – 5:30 p.m. – Board of Trustees Work Session July 2 – 6:00 p.m. – Board of Trustees Regular Meeting July 8 – 6:30 p.m. – Zoning Commission July 9 – Deerfield Regional Stormwater Board Meeting July 11 – Board of Zoning Appeals July 16 – Board of Trustees Work Session August 6 – Board of Trustees Regular Meeting August 8 – Board of Zoning Appeals August 12 – Zoning Commission August 13 – Deerfield Regional Stormwater Board Meeting August 20 – Board of Trustees Work Session

BE WARY OF FRAUDULENT EMAILS AND ADVERTISEMENTS Look out for suspicious or unexpected emails. A common tactic of cybercriminals is to send fraudulent emails seeking to get you to click a link or open an attachment. They may make an email look like it contains tracking information for a shipment or a promotion for a store. The link or attachment might download malware or try to get you to enter your user credentials in a convincing, yet fraudulent login screen, so they can steal your password. Always avoid clicking direct links in emails, and if you receive an email with a tracking number in it, head to the shipping carrier’s website in your browser and copy and paste the tracking number itself into the site. Summer 2019

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OUTDOOR PUBLIC WARNING SIREN SYSTEM

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he City of Mason owns and maintains 10 emergency outdoor warning sirens that are strategically located throughout the City. The Warren County Department of Emergency Services activates Mason’s outdoor warning sirens from the Warren County Communications Center in Lebanon. This helps ensure uniform notification throughout Warren County. Recently, outdoor warning sirens in all jurisdictions throughout the county were reprogrammed to activate in quadrants. For example, if a tornado warning is issued in the Springboro area, sirens can be activated in northern portions of the county and remain silent in the southern portions of the county where severe weather is not imminent. The purpose of this change is to help minimize the chances for “false alarms” and to help the public realize that outdoor warning sirens have been activated in a particular quadrant for a specific reason that is very likely to impact that area. In emergency situations, outdoor warning sirens are activated in one of three scenarios: • The National Weather Service issues a Tornado Warning for Warren County. A Tornado Warning is issued when a tornado has been sighted or is highly imminent based on Doppler radar information and/or trained spotter information. Residents are advised to take shelter immediately. • County Police or Fire Personnel have confirmed an active tornado touchdown in Warren County. • An event deemed necessary for siren activation by the Warren County Emergency Management Agency (e.g., an impending attack).

City of Mason Outdoor Warning Siren Locations • • • • • • • • • •

900 Reading Road (north of Tri-Way Drive) 645 Lindemann Drive (at the entrance to Meadows Park) 4832 Western Row Road (Hope Church) 200 Northcrest Drive (Royalmont Academy) 5350 Cox-Smith Road (east of S St Rt 741) 3619 Mason-Montgomery Road (north of Sentinel Oak Drive) 5920 Butler-Warren Rd (Trinity Episcopal Church) 6540 Mason Road (west of Maxwell Drive) 3900 Aero Drive (south of Mars Hill Academy) 3277 US Route 42 (near Ambleside Meadows)

• Severe Thunderstorm Watch • Severe Thunderstorm Warning • Tornado Watch • Tornado Warning • Extreme Cold Temperatures

Deerfield Township Outdoor Warning Siren Locations • • • • •

2095 Kings Mills Road (Station 58) 2258 W US RT 22 (Landen Deerfield Park) 9375 Davis Road (Rich Road & Davis Road) 9361 Waterstone Blvd (Towne Place Suites) 5995 Irwin-Simpson Road (Snider Road & Irwin-Simpson Road)

Butler County Outdoor Warning Siren Locations within close proximity to Mason and Deerfield Township • • • • •

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The purpose of the outdoor public warning sirens is to alert the general public to the existence of, or potential existence of, a tornado situation in Warren County. The main objective of the sirens is to alert those individuals who are outdoors and away from the other established means of notification, such as commercial television or radio and weather alert radios. Outdoor public warning sirens are designed to warn citizens located outdoors only. When sirens activate in an emergency situation, citizens should take shelter immediately and find the closest TV, radio, or weather alert radio for additional information. The outdoor warning siren system will not be activated for any other weather related incidents. This ensures reliable Tornado Warning information and reduces confusion among the general public. To ensure that sirens are working, the countywide siren system is tested on the first Wednesday of each month at noon. Monthly testing is postponed until the next month if any of the following weather conditions exist in Warren County at the time the test is to be conducted:

7333 Kyles Station Road (west of Cincinnati-Dayton Road) 7802 Bethany Road (east of I-75) 7588 Tyler’s Place Blvd. (at West Chester Fire House #5) 7857 Barret Road (East of Cox Road) 9343 McCauly (south of West Chester Road)


DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP PUBLIC WORKS PROJECT UPDATES

Deerfield Township is responsible for maintaining over 220 lane miles of public roadway annually. Each year the Township performs a Pavement Condition Rating evaluation on every Township maintained roadway to determine the current condition and anticipated lifespan of the pavement. Utilizing this evaluation, the Public Works staff determined that the following roads will be resurfaced in 2019: Deerfield Village Subdivision • Hampton Pond Ln. Northridge Village Subdivision • Village Green Dr. • Deerfield Village Dr. • Village Ridge Dr. • Alexandria Dr. • West Haven Ct. • Westridge Dr. • Misty Springs Ct. • Hampton Cove Ct. • Southridge Dr. • Livingston Ct. The Woods Subdivision Other roads to be paved: • Stillwater Dr. • Oakbrook Ln. • Terra Firma Dr. Hampton Village Subdivision • Gove Ct. • Arbor Square Dr. • Hampton Village Dr. • Berkley Ct. • Arbor Square Way • East Haven Ct. • Heritage Woods Dr. • Parkway Dr. from Mason Montgomery • Glen Cove Ln. • Claiborne Ct. to Duke Blvd. • Waterbury Ln. • Sherbourne Ct. • Merten Dr. Additionally, the Public Works department will be working on the following projects throughout the year: • Pinnacle Lane Improvement Project: This project is also part of resurfacing and will involve putting in a cul-de-sac, curb and gutter, and sidewalks. The project will take place starting at the corner of Top Flite Ln. and Pinnacle Ln. extending south to the dead end. • Parkway Sidewalk Improvement Project: This project will involve installing sidewalk on the south side of Parkway Drive from Mason Montgomery to Duke

Boulevard greatly enhances the walkability of a major employment center within the Township. Rich/Davis/Primrose Project: This project started in September 2018 and realigned Primrose Drive with Rich Road at the Davis Road intersection. These improvements were necessary to improve safety for drivers in the area. The realignment greatly increases visibility and reduces conflict points that can lead to injury-related crashes. Work to finalize the project resumed in April to complete the final restoration and top coat of asphalt.

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REGISTRATION Mason Community Center

ALL PROGRAM REGISTRATION BEGINS Premier members Friday, May 17, 8 a.m.

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

Open

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

Monday, May 20, 8 a.m.

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

ALICEA WORTHAM MASON ELEMENTARY

Mason’s Alicea Wortham looks for possibilities when presented with change. A leader on her school’s Inclusive Excellence team, the veteran teacher has experienced many changes during her time in Comet Country. She began as a first grade teacher and later transitioned to becoming the ESL teacher at Mason Heights Elementary. She also taught ESL at Western Row for three years before moving to Mason Intermediate School. During the 2018–2019 school year she was part of the “Mod Squad”—fourth grade teachers located in the temporary learning classrooms at Western Row. She’s now preparing to embrace her 17th year in Mason teaching English language learners at Mason Elementary School. She and her husband Nikkolus are the proud parents of two Comets— Sidney, Class of 2027, and Kira, Class of 2029. In their spare time, the Worthams enjoy traveling, experiencing new things, and taking the time to make memories as a family.

Members of our community have been so moved by the Gibson Family’s faith and their commitment to serving others after losing their precious daughter and sister, Western Row Elementary fourth grader Sable. How did this impact you and your colleagues?

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Our hearts will forever be with the Gibson family. It has been incredibly hard for all of us, but in turn it has reminded us that we do not walk alone and that every moment is precious. No matter where we are along our journey in life, we are all connected. We can share these moments together and help lift each other. The Gibson family has shown us this and their faith has been incredible— and it has rippled beyond Mason. I was [in greater Cincinnati] at a gas station wearing a Mason shirt and my pink ribbon—and a man came up to tell me just how much he was praying for all of us. In her time with us, Sable touched so many hearts and her sweet memory will continue to do so. We can all #ShineLikeSable.

You have been an enthusiastic cheerleader for the district’s Big Rock Work that Superintendent Jonathan Cooper has championed with its focus on culture, inclusive excellence and personalized learning. Why?

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It is powerful—I love the journey we have embarked upon this year! We are truly reinventing ourselves and taking an internal look at how we can be a better person and then how that translates to the world. Seeing other perspectives, sharing that

respect and curiosity—we’re the models for our children. I’m so excited about all the training—and the patience we’re showing to each other and ourselves too. It’s not easy work, but true growth happens in the process and we understand that. There is a level of humility that we bring to this work. We are excited to grow in this experience together, so that we can be our best for our students; after all they deserve our best.

Western Row Elementary has been such a special place for so many of our community’s educators and children. What’s it like to say goodbye to this school that served Mason families for 50 years?

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It is challenging, change isn’t always easy. But I deeply believe that the walls, the actual building—is not what really matters. It’s the people. They make the difference; they provide the sense of belonging that has made Western Row feel like home. I was there when Mason Heights closed and even though it was emotionally challenging, the support from the community and the excitement of having the opportunity to meet and work with new staff members made the change easier. Now, we’ll have the opportunity to make something new, together. We have the ability to set the tone for what we want our school to say about us as a staff. We get to create the atmosphere that will welcome our students and community members each day. It isn’t often you get to be the architect of a new school vision—and we have that opportunity and I’m excited for this next chapter.

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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. MASON’S UNIQUELY QUAINT GIFT SHOP

Need the perfect gift for someone special? You won’t have to travel far! Mim’s Off Main, located at 623 Reading Rd., offers unique items from local artists and nationally-recognized brands such as Vera Bradley and Alex and Ani. Owner Lisa Vitek and her team of friendly associates at Mim’s Off Main have a great variety of gifts for any occasion.

The gift shop has seen many owners, how did you come to own and operate Mim’s Off Main?

I knew I always wanted to open a store and I was lucky enough to have previous owner Mim Kelly serve as a mentor to me. One day, she said she was ready to sell, and I bought the store from her four and a half years ago.

The gift shop has been in the historic two-story house since 1985 and has been known as Mim’s Off Main for more than 10 years. What do you like most about being in Mason?

The customers. We have a lot of loyal customers that shop here often. It’s been fun watching their kids grow up. A cancer treatment center is located across the street from our shop and it’s really nice to see both patients and their caregivers stop in before or after treatments. I think it helps take their mind off what they are experiencing. I 12 CenterPoint Summer 2019

just feel like our shop is a happy place for people, filled with good vibes.

What do you enjoy most about being a boutique gift shop, and what benefits does that bring to your customers?

We carry items that you just don’t see in department stores. We try to find unique, one-of-a kind handcrafted items such as candles and pottery pieces that are created by local area artists from Mason, Lebanon, Loveland, and Maineville.

You offer a wide variety of gifts, from baby items to bags and jewelry. What else makes Mim’s Off Main different and unique?

We have plenty of parking spaces, which is nice, and we host fund-raisers like “Girls Night Out” to benefit local charities. One of our favorites is Shoes for the Shoeless, an organization that provides footwear to children who don’t have the proper shoes, so they can participate in gym class.

We are also a bit old school in that we also still gift wrap items with real wrapping paper.

Your gift selection is very much on trend, how to you stay up-to-date with your merchandise?

We have several buyers within our store, and we are constantly online looking at trends and monitoring social media. We also go to market in Atlanta, Vegas, and Dallas and some of us have kids at different ages who offer their input. Customers will also request certain items that we research and provide.

What do you anticipate being the biggest fashion and gift trends in the near future?

Jewelry is our number one seller, so we always keep up with those trends. Rose gold and gold are coming back around, and jewelry is becoming daintier again—it’s not as chunky as we’ve seen in previous years.

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

Just that we’re here. This store has a great history and just has that “something special” going for it. We also try to connect to the people in our community and strive to be a loving store. Lisa Vitek, Owner Mim’s Off Main, 623 Reading Rd., Mason, OH 45040, 513.336.9100, www.mimsoffmain.com


MASON OPENS EXIT 24 GATEWAY TO THE FUTURE Exit 24, the full interchange in Mason along I-71 Innovation Corridor oďŹƒcially opened on Tuesday, February 12 following a ribbon cutting with state, regional, and local leadership. Mason’s corporate community joined in celebrating this paramount project. Thank you AtriCure for hosting the morning kick-o! For more information on the project’s history, what this means for the future, and a user's guide visit: www.imaginemason.org.

Adventure Awaits REDRHYTHM&BOOM

Veterans and Active Military Get involved with Red, Rhythm & Boom

this July

Innovative Wellness Community Celebrations Outdoor Education

Please contact RedRhythmBoom@masonoh.org for more information. The American Legion

Parks & Recreation Month

Celebrating with American Legion Post 194

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Keep Your Family and Home Safe As each year goes by, Americans continue to use more energy in their homes. At the same time, the electrical systems in many existing homes have become outdated and are unable to handle the demands of today’s electrical appliances and devices. Most home fires are caused by electricity. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), electrical failures or malfunctions were factors in an estimated 51,000 home fires and an estimated 5,500 electrocution injuries in 2015. But now, new technology such as arc fault circuit interrupters (AFCIs) and tamper resistant receptacles (TRRs) are preventing tragedy before it ever occurs. In fact, these devices have proven so effective that the National Electrical Code (NEC) has significantly increased requirements for AFCI and TRR protection in all new homes. Incorporating recent advances in technology into your home can help reduce the risk of fires and electrocutions. • WHAT ARE THE Y ? Tamper resistant receptacles (TRRs) are harder to plug into than normal outlets because they have spring-loaded shutters that close off the contact openings, or slots, of the receptacles. It takes a two-prong plug to open the shutters, so a hairpin, key, screwdriver, etc. will be locked out. When a plug is inserted into the receptacle, both springs are compressed at the same time and the shutters then open, allowing for the metal prongs to make contact to create an electrical circuit.

Project Mason 2019 CITY OF MASONRESURFACING PROGRAM RESURFACING 1. Castle Drive 2. Easy Street 3. Carriage Drive 4. Gallop Run 5. Trotters Lane 6. Saddle Court 7. Stepping Stone Drive 8. Greenhouse Drive 9. Picket Court 10. Spring House Court 11. Estate Court 12. Margaret Court 13. Eagle View Drive (Edge Milled) 14. Stone Ridge Drive 15. E. Main Street (GCWW Watermain) 16. Kohl Street (GCWW Watermain) 17. Fox Drive (GCWW Watermain) 18. Cox Street (GCWW Watermain) 19. Chief Edwards Drive (GCWW Watermain) 20. Dawson Street (GCWW Watermain)

MASON’S CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM

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 financing and timing in a way that assures the most responsible, strategic, and efficient use of resources. SNIDER ROAD WIDENING The Snider Road Widening Project plans to add an additional northbound and southbound lane on Snider Road creating a five lane section between US 42 and Tylersville Road. The project includes curbs and gutters, storm drainage improvements, a bike path, sidewalks, and utility relocation. Traffic volume has increased significantly on Snider Road resulting in congestion during peak traffic periods. During construction, two-way traffic will be maintained at all times. Construction is scheduled to begin summer 2019.

• WH O D O THE Y PROTEC T? Everyone, but mostly children. Even if the homeowners do not have children, the owners or tenants of homes and apartments change frequently and children visit homes of relatives and friends all the time. An estimated 2,400 children suffer severe shock and burns when they stick items into the slots of electrical receptacles and 6 to 12 child fatalities occur a year related to this. The new AFCI and TRR requirements ensures all new homes and apartments are safe for children. Tamper resistant receptacles are an important next step to making the home a safer place for children.

SNIDER ROAD ROUNDABOUTS The Snider Road Roundabouts Project involves the construction of modern roundabouts at Snider Road and Thornberry Court and Snider Road at Mason Road, replacing the existing stop control on the side streets. The roundabouts will be single lane, with new pavement, curb, and storm sewer. The existing sidewalks and path within the project limits will be replaced. Construction is expected to begin in late 2019 and be completed fall 2020. Closures will be necessary to build the proposed roundabout; please stay tuned to ProjectMason.com for updates.

• WHER E AR E TRR S REQUIR ED? The NEC requires TRRs in most areas of the home with a few exceptions. If you have any questions about this article or if you have a home improvement project planned, please call the City of Mason Building Department at 513.229.8520. The Department’s goal is to make all of your projects safe to protect your family and to avoid accidents.

VISIT PROJECTMASON.COM Project Mason provides Mason’s residents and businesses the most up-to-date information regarding capital projects happening in the community and an avenue to ask questions related to a project under construction in the City.

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HISTORIC JUNIOR OLYMPIC CHAMPIONSHIPS

PLAYING CRICKET IN MASON PARKS

For the first time in the City of Mason’s Manta Ray history, the Manta Ray 14 & Under Junior Olympic (JO) State Team placed second place overall out of 37 teams, the girls’ team won the Girls’ Team title, and the Girls 11–12 year old Age Group won the 11–12 Girls Age Group Team title! This year’s 14 & Under Junior Olympic State Championship was held at the Ohio State University’s 50-meter pool. The Manta Rays had 76 swimmers competing and four swimmers brought home individual state titles: Addie Robillard, Grier Gordon, Jessey Li, and Adam McDonald. Congratulations Mason Manta Rays! Cricket is gaining popularity and is now played throughout the world. Cricket play is also increasing throughout the Mason community and residents of all ages are enjoying cricket during the summer months in City of Mason parks. Cricket players utilize the baseball fields located throughout City of Mason parks because the dimensions of the field space can be adapted for cricket play and they provide a desirable clay surface. Matches in cricket can range from an informal weekend afternoon gathering to top level international contests played by professionals. Mason’s local youth teams travel to national competitions while local adult teams play in a Cincinnati area competitive league. Try your hand at cricket and enjoy the parks today!

SATURDAY

SEPTEMBER

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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. AGES 8 - 13 CORWIN NIXON PARK Registration Required

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Healthy Lawn Care

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id you know the major cause of algae blooms is too many nutrients in the water? We all have a responsibility to help reduce the likelihood of harmful algal blooms in places like the Little Miami River, Caesar’s Creek Lake, Landen Lake, and other ponds, lakes, and streams in our community. Now is the time to start thinking about getting your soil tested. Getting your soil tested helps you find out what your lawn and garden needs and ensures that you are not over-fertilizing or hurting your plants. Over-fertilizing means you are putting more nutrients into your soil than your plant needs to survive. So instead of being used, the nutrients get carried away by runoff and cause pollution in lakes, streams, and even groundwater. Your soil test will determine the soil nutrient levels for pH, Phosphorous (P), Potassium (K), and Magnesium (Mg) and lets you know if you are below optimum, at optimum, or above optimum for each of these nutrients. You will also get information on Calcium and the Cationic Exchange Capacity (CEC). Soils with a high CEC will remain fertile over a longer period of time, requiring fewer fertilizer applications. Soil pH will determine the way nutrients are made available to the plants. Before you head out to shop for your outdoor landscape this month, consider purchasing a soil test from the Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District. Or, if you have a lawn service, have them conduct a soil test before adding anything to your lawn. Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District sells soil test kits for $15 ($20 to add an organic matter test) during regular business hours located in Lebanon at 320 E. Silver Street. You can also call at 513.695.1337 and they can mail you a test for an additional $1 postage cost. You will receive an email with your results within 10 days or 12–14 days by mail after your sample is received by the lab. Please visit http://www.msusoiltest.com/understand-your-soil-test/ and type in your soil test details to receive a specific fertilizer ratio.

Instead of fertilizer, leave your grass clippings on your lawn after you mow to provide your grass with a ready source of fertilizer and help keep moisture on your lawn. HOW DO I TAKE A SOIL SAMPLE?

Obtain an MSUE Home Lawn and Garden Soil Test Mailer from the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District. • Decide the lawn or garden area you would like to test. You can determine an area by land use or what you plan to plant. Separate soil tests should be done for each land use (e.g., vegetable garden, flower garden, front lawn, back lawn, trees and shrubs, etc.) • Use a spade or a trowel and a clean plastic pail. • To collect your sample, remove a slice of soil below the depth of the root structure (usually 3–4 inches deep for lawn; 7 inches deep for all other plants). • Collect 10 random soil samples from this lawn or garden area. Each of these samples should be about ½ cup. Obtain samples across a zig-zag pattern. • Do not include roots, thatch, or other plant materials in the sample. • Mix the 10 sub-samples together. If the soil is wet, spread it on paper and allow to air dry overnight before filling the sample bag. Do not use artificial heat (i.e., radiator, oven, microwave, hair dryer, etc.) to forcedry the sample.

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Continued Strides for Mental Health Awareness in Mason The Lindner Center of Hope and the City of Mason Host Community Education Day

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hroughout the month of May and specifically on May 5, 2019, the City of Mason continued its commitment to cultivating a culture of wellness by partnering with the Lindner Center of HOPE to host the Third Community Education Day supporting mental wellness. Mason City Council, in recognition of this vital aspect of wellness and to strategically leverage National Mental Health Month (May), also proclaimed May as Mental Health Awareness Month. Community Education Day has become a magnet throughout the region for learning about mental health issues and has even gained national recognition for the depth and breadth of topics and expertise gifted to the public through this initiative. Launched in 2015, and hosted every other year since, the objective of this strategic event is to promote mental health awareness and change perceptions, essentially breaking the silence surrounding mental health. The event provided an afternoon of enhancing awareness about the facts of mental illness. The stigma associated with mental health often prevents this type of open dialogue, which is necessary to change the outcomes. This year the initiative was broadened to also reach a teen audience with a unique offering. Keynote speaker Kevin Hines, author, filmmaker, and award winning global speaker added more depth to the event with a teen focused workshop covering the Art of Wellness. Mason City Schools, along with teens throughout the region, participated in the workshop. A nearly sold out adult audience had the opportunity to attend a broad array of mental wellness sessions. The 2019 Lindner Center of Hope Community Education Day was a true success in providing the public with a platform to better understand many complex mental health issues. The City of Mason is honored to partner with the Lindner Center on a variety of programs that support their three pronged approach to mental wellness: treatment, education, and research. This is an exciting opportunity for the City, as this perpetuates the nurturing of comprehensive wellness that has become a cornerstone of City business recruitment efforts. This initiative reflects the City’s long-term strategy of progressively being a part of the conversation when it comes to advancing innovation especially associated with the core portfolio companies that drive the City’s economic success. Other important corporate Mason innovators in mental health include Myriad Nueroscience and Clarigent Health.

Township Fire Department

In an ongoing effort to support the safety needs of the community, the Deerfield Township Fire and Rescue Department has retained eight new hires. •

Ryan Tucker Tucker worked part-time at Deerfield for two and a half years and as a full-time FF/ Medic for Salem Township. • Matt Voke Voke worked parttime at Deerfield for one and a half years and as a full-time Lieutenant for Salem Township. • John Balbach Balbach worked part-time at Deerfield for three and a half years and Deer Park-Silverton for four and a half years. • Noa Sidley Sidley has worked part-time at Deerfield for two and a half years and was a full-time FF/Medic at Sycamore Township. • Taylor Wood Wood has worked part-time at Deerfield for three and a half years and is a Volunteer Fire Captain with the City of Wyoming where he has worked since high school (11 years). • John M. Hess Hess has worked part-time at Deerfield for two and a half years and was a full-time FF/Medic at Hamilton Township. • Steven Hendrickson Hendrickson has worked part-time at Deerfield for two and a half years and was a full-time FF/Medic with Milford Community Fire Department. For more information about the Deerfield Township Fire and Rescue, visit www.deerfieldtwpfiredept.com.

For more information: www.lindnercenterofhope.org www.Clarigenthealth.com www.Myriad.com

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HOMEARAMAÂŽ KENSINGTON

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OMEARAMAÂŽ is the registered trade name for the single-site new home showcase produced by the Home Builders Association of Greater Cincinnati. The 2019 show will mark the 56th year for the new home showcase. HOMEARAMAÂŽ regularly attracts thousands of enthusiastic Cincinnatians. HOMEARAMAÂŽ 2019 will feature 10 fully decorated and landscaped homes in a variety of architectural styles. The homes will range in price from $900,000 to $1,000,000 plus. Developed by Erbeck Development Company, Ltd., Kensington is a premier luxury new home community located in DeerďŹ eld Township, Warren County in the highly ranked Mason City School District. Situated on stunning parklike grounds, the English garden-inspired community welcomes you to a peaceful retreat with ample green space and beautiful landscapes. A private front entry with tree-lined boulevards allows for estate living with an urban garden air. Kensington is conveniently located o of Fields Ertel Road, and it is close to an abundance of shopping, dining, and recreation options at Kenwood Towne Centre, DeerďŹ eld Towne Center, and Liberty Center. Kensington community amenities include an exclusive entrance, swimming pool, cabana, ďŹ replace, outdoor yard games, and 23 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and green space with walking trails.

IMPORTANT SHOW INFORMATION

There is no charge for parking as the ticket price includes on-site parking. Concessions by Vonderhaar’s Catering will be available at the HOMEARAMAŽ CafÊ at Kensington. Restrooms are available on site. Numerous events are being planned for HOMEARAMAŽ 2019. All events will be listed on the HBA’s website www.cincybuilders.com. No strollers, wagons, or child backpacks with metal frames are permitted in the show homes. No pets are permitted within the show site, with the exception of service animals.

HOMEZONE EXHIBIT TENT

Be sure to check out the newest home products in the HomeZone Exhibit Tent at the entrance to the show which will include over 25 vendors.

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Advancing Care for Brain Cancer Experts Grapple with Complex Disease The odds of getting a malignant brain tumor are less than 1 percent. Yet, if you or a family member happens to be among that small minority, the impact is powerful and devastating.

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ichard Curry, M.D., neuro-oncologist and director of Neurology for the TriHealth Neuroscience Institute, takes pride in a brain tumor program at Good Samaritan Hospital recently designated the first hospital in the Midwest to receive The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Brain Tumor Certification. The gold seal recognizes consistency in medical practices and a commitment to excellence and continuous improvement. Certification has been awarded to only three hospitals in the country. At Good Samaritan Hospital, a tumor board comprising neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, neuro-oncologists and other professionals routinely meets to develop a care plan for each person who has brain cancer. “We have the surgical capabilities to do complex surgeries and a neuro intensive care unit to take care of people afterwards,” Curry adds. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy work to halt the spread of any remaining cancer cells. The brain tumor care team also promotes communication and connection, actively seeking patient feedback to make improvements, hosting support groups for people with brain cancer, and bringing in social workers and financial counselors to offer guidance. Although Curry sees progress being made in treating brain cancer, medical advances aren’t evolving as quickly as he’d like for his patients.

MORE WORK TO BE DONE

Curry has been practicing in Cincinnati since 2012, after completing a fellowship in neuro-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. He specializes in cancer of the brain and spinal cord and sees a variety of primary brain tumors—cancers that originate in the brain. The most common is glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer that invades normal brain tissue. Senator John McCain’s battle with glioblastoma put the national spotlight on this deadly disease in 2018. According to Curry, progress in discovering new and better treatments for brain cancer has been slow compared to improvements in more common types of cancer, such as breast or lung cancer. Because the number of people with brain cancer is smaller, the amount of fund-raising and research is less. Even so, he notes, “Basic science [laboratory research] is advancing at a nice rate to teach us about the makeup of these tumors. Our clinical abilities are lagging behind, however. Since 2005, there have been only three newly approved chemotherapies for brain cancer.” On the positive side, he has seen advances in surgeons’ ability to more precisely target and surgically remove a brain tumor. Curry also applauds the ability to use radiation therapy more precisely to target cancerous tissue in the brain and spare healthy tissue. As doctors explore genetic testing and precision medicine to match the best treatment to a patient’s unique cancer cells, Curry says he hasn’t seen that working yet for brain cancer.

THE HUMAN TOUCH

What Curry does see working are the close bonds he and his team form with brain cancer patients and their families. “We hope to establish long-term relationships as families navigate this challenging diagnosis. We hold their hands through every step of the way so they don’t feel alone,” Curry says. The rewards for him are simple: “We meet wonderful people. They help all of us with appreciation for life. It helps us take stock of our own life and live a little bit better.” He says even when a patient passes away, families continue to be very appreciative. That satisfying feeling keeps him coming back to work each day.

Richard Curry, M.D., sees patients on the campus of Bethesda North Hospital, 10506 Montgomery Rd., Suite G106, in Montgomery. He also sees patients at the Good Samaritan Hospital campus and at Good Samaritan Western Ridge. For information or appointments, call 513.246.7000.

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AtriCure Expands Mason Global Corporate HQ Fueling the City’s Expanding Biohub along I-71 Innovation Corridor.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR Looking Ahead for Great Activities in the Township!

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September 8 – Touch-a-Truck, Deerfield Towne Center September 15 – Deerfield Handmade Market Fall. 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Cottell Park September 27 – Movie in the Park, Mary Poppins Returns, 7:20 p.m., Fleckenstein Park October 31 – Neighborhood Trick-or-Treat November 11 – Veterans Day, Deerfield Township Administration Offices Closed for the Holiday November 28 – Thanksgiving Day, Deerfield Township Administration Offices Closed for the Holiday December 7 – Santa’s Workshop at Snyder House December 8 – Deerfield Handmade Market Winter, 11:00 a.m. –5:00 p.m. December 24 – Christmas Eve, Deerfield Township Administration Office Closed for the Holiday December 25 – Christmas Day, Deerfield Township Administration Office Closed for the Holiday December 26 – Deerfield Township Administration Office Closed for the Holiday

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he City of Mason, along with REDI and JobsOhio, announced a $15 million expansion of the company’s global headquarters on Innovation Way, the front door of the City’s growing biohealth cluster in the OakPark District. The addition will double the size of office and clean room space and bring the total number of jobs in Mason to more than 450 over the next five years. “We are pleased to be part of the Mason OakPark Biohealth Ecosystem. Since our transition to the area in November of 2015, AtriCure has significantly exceeded projections for resource growth in Mason,” says Sam Privitera, J.D., Chief Technical Officer. “The new partnership agreement with the City of Mason will allow us to retain and expand local design, development, regulatory, clinical, finance, HR, commercial and manufacturing resources as we continue to build a world-class medical device company that can help attract similar firms to OakPark.” The City of Mason’s biohealth hub in the OakPark District’s 250 acres is developing as a walkable district of connected campuses among life science companies. It is envisioned as a central gathering place for partners like CincyTech, the University of Cincinnati, and Cincinnati Children’s, as well as Columbus collaborators like The Ohio State University to promote co-location opportunities and grow innovation. AtriCure is accompanied by other biohealth companies in the OakPark District, such as Myriad Neuroscience (formerly Assurex Health), Genetesis, Clarigent, Procter & Gamble’s Global Health & Beauty Center, Luxottica’s EyeMed, Stress Engineering’s Medical Device Division, and the Lindner Center of HOPE along with other biohealth support industries, such as Festo’s fluid automation technology and R&R Tool. “The AtriCure expansion is proof that the City of Mason, JobsOhio, and REDI Cincinnati have the resources and expertise to provide biohealth companies the necessary tools and resources for continued success. This is great news, not only for the City of Mason, but also for the region,” says Kimm Lauterbach, President and CEO, REDI Cincinnati. “The new gateway at exit 24 opens up new possibilities for development here,” says City of Mason Mayor Victor Kidd. “We are building an innovative industry sector that brings jobs and prosperity. That’s good for our businesses, our schools, and our residents. We have invested in public private partnerships that continue to provide a strong return to the community.” “AtriCure’s work in the medical device industry and its role in Ohio’s ecosystem is incredibly important,” says Aaron Pitts, JobsOhio Senior Managing Director. “This expansion is just one more point of validation that a biohealth hub in Mason works. We are thrilled to partner with AtriCure, REDI Cincinnati, and the City of Mason to make this planned expansion a reality.” “Building a biohealth hub is not about buildings, but about connecting people, technology, and ideas,” says Michele Blair, Director of Economic Development for the City of Mason. “The energy of these entrepreneurs, collaborating with one another through industry challenges is what makes anything possible. This announcement is not just about more investment, it’s everything that it represents: more science, more technology, more talent, more energy, and a greater drive and commitment to succeed.” To learn more about AtriCure, please visit www.atricure.com.


MUSIC IN MASON FOOD VENDORS • DRINKS • KIDS ACTIVITIES

FRIDAY NIGHTS IN JUNE & JULY . MASON DOWNTOWN PLAZA JUNE 7

DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY

CHUCK BRISBIN & BROTHER SMITH BAND

JUNE 14

MODEL BEHAVIOR & BRENT JAMES & THE VINTAGE YOUTH

JUNE 21

BASIC TRUTH & THE SLY BAND

JUNE 28

MICHELE ROBINSON BAND & THE REMAINS

JULY 12

HEATHER ROUSH BAND & BILLY BROWN BAND

JULY 19

BILLY ROCK BAND & MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER

JULY 26

DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY

Hi Fi HONEY & SCOTTY BRATCHER

THE GOLF CENTER MAY 17 MAY 24 MAY 31 JUNE 1 JUNE 6 JUNE 7 JUNE 8 JUNE 3 JUNE 14 JUNE 15 JUNE 20 JUNE 21 JUNE 22 JUNE 27 JUNE 28 JUNE 29 JULY 5 JULY 6

LOW COUNTRY BOIL MICHELE ROBINSON VINTAGE GIRL DJ BERNIE B MICK SALYER FISHHEAD JIM TEEPEN PAT RILEY BOB CRAWFORD KATIE PRITCHARD KAYDEE DJ BERNIE B ASHLEY WATTS JOHN ONNEN PAT RILEY AND THE PARTY ANIMAL FULL MOON RANCH GINA G AND THE GENTS K J SOMMERVILLE

JULY 11 JIM TEEPEN JULY 12 FULL MOON RANCH JULY 13 JOHN ONNEN JULY 18 MICK SALYER JULY 19 KAYDEE AND THE WINGMEN JULY 20 FISHHEAD JULY 25 KATIE PRITCHARD JULY 26 ASHLEY WATTS JULY 27 BOB CRAWFORD AUGUST 1 MICK SALYER AUGUST 2 KATIE PRITCHARD AUGUST 3 PAT RILEY AND THE PARTY ANIMAL AUGUST 8 ASHLEY WATTS AUGUST 9 LOW COUNTRY BOIL AUGUST 10 JIM TEEPEN AUGUST 16 BOB MICHAELS AUGUST 23 BOB CRAWFORD

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NEW ANIMAL HOSPITAL NEAR YOU, MY PET’S VET My Pet’s Vet has opened a full service small animal hospital in Symmes Square at 8717 Fields-Ertel Rd. near Interstate 71. The hospital has a full suite of in-house IDEXX laboratory equipment, surgery suite, dental cleaning machine, and state of the art digital x-ray. My Pet’s Vet offers a wide range of wellness plan options focused on preventative medicine and most importantly we have an experienced, talented, and caring staff that is eager to serve our patients providing best of class medical care and the ultimate client experience. Our mission is to provide veterinary care for healthy pets and happy parents with doctors dedicated to a lifetime of good health because pets are family too. We are proud to be a member of the Mason Deerfield Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Susan England-Foster, our Chief of Staff DVM, lives in the community. England-Foster is a general practitioner in the field of veterinary medicine with over eight years of experience. She has a special interest in internal medicine, ultrasounds, and soft tissue surgeries treating dogs and cats as

well as exotic pets including rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, hamsters, and birds. England-Foster is committed to continuing education ensuring that her clinic, fellow doctors, and technicians are equipped with the most up to date knowledge and treatments in order to best manage their patients. An animal lover since she was a child, she started riding horses, volunteering at local animal shelters, and working in boarding facilities as a technician. England-Foster always dreamed of becoming a veterinarian and started working with animals in high school. England-Foster attended the University of Tennessee and earned a degree in animal science. She graduated from Ross University Veterinary School in 2011 and is a member of the Cincinnati and American Veterinarian Associations. England-Foster and her dedicated staff will love and care for your pets the same way they do for their own. We look forward to meeting the residents of the community and growing our business in the coming years.

MANTA RAY SWIMMER GIVES BACK

Mason Manta Ray senior Shea Suggs spent over 100 hours teaching kids in Lincoln Heights how to swim for his Eagle Scout project. Congratulations on joining this elite group of scouts and thank you for giving back to the sport!

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Calendar

Deerfield Handmade Markets Will Offer Greater Community Experience

Mason Schools Summer Break

Monday, May 27–Monday, August 19

Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday, May 25 Lou Eves Municipal Pool Opens 12 p.m.–8 p.m. Monday, May 27 Mason Community Center open 6 a.m.–12 p.m. (limited facility) City offices closed Memorial Day Event begins at 10 a.m.

The Arts Alliance is busy. Changing, too. With their never-ending commitment to community and the arts, the organization will be making significant changes to their programming lineup this year. Welcome the Deerfield Handmade Markets. These art-filled community events will replace what was known as the FallFair Arts Festival. The events will encompass a greater opportunity for local and regional creatives and makers to showcase their work, as well as the continued concentration on fine artists who will also be featured at these events. The Deerfield Handmade Markets will broaden the scope by introducing the community to many local and regional creative people making and selling unique handmade goods, including soaps, candles, flora (plants), refurbished goods, repurposed goods, and more. Guests will also continue to be inspired by the fine artists who bring painting, drawing, sculpture, woodworking, and more to the events. The Deerfield Handmade Markets are juried events. The Arts Alliance will partner with Deerfield Township to bring children’s art making activities, music, and family activities to these events. Here is the lineup: Deerfield Handmade Market Summer June 8, 2019 Cottell Park 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Red, Rhythm & Boom

Wednesday, July 3, 4 p.m.–10 p.m. Mason Community Center open 5 a.m.–12 p.m. (limited facility)

Deerfield Handmade Market Fall September 15, 2019 Cottell Park 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Independence Day

Thursday, July 4 Mason Community Center open 6 a.m. –12 p.m. (limited facility) City offices closed

Deerfield Handmade Market Winter December 8, 2019 Sonder Brewing 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Artist registration is underway. This year, The Arts Alliance will have a rolling application process. The Arts Alliance will offer a number of booths for nonprofits through their Take Part program. If you or your organization is doing good work in the community, please fill out the artist application for consideration. All Deerfield Handmade Markets are free to the community with ample parking. www.the-arts-alliance.org

Mission BBQ, Proudly Serving Those who Serve

Mission BBQ isn’t just about serving great barbeque. The spirit of the Township’s newest restaurant is founded on running a business with “meaning and purpose.” Founded on September 11, 2011, to commemorate the September 11 terrorist attacks, this company gives back to those who serve. Serving outstanding barbeque is what they do. Giving back to over 250 local and regional service organizations across the country is who they are. With over 50 locations across the United States, founders/owners Bill Kraus and Steve Newton have built a company that celebrates patriotism and phenomenal barbeque. Whether you’re in the mood for a brisket sandwich, pulled pork or chicken, or one of their signature selections, Mission BBQ has something for just about everyone. Every day at noon, employees halt service to play the national anthem. Mission BBQ is located at 8655 Montgomery Rd. For hours of operation and more information, visit www.mission-bbq.com.

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Opticom System for Emergency Vehicles Every day hundreds of thousands of911 calls are made nationally. The City of Mason’s mission is to make sure when citizens or visitors in this community call 911 they receive the most efficient response to their emergency. Most drivers have had the brief moment of panic when they are at an intersection and a police or fire truck comes behind them with lights flashing and sirens blaring. What do you do? In order to reduce panic and to provide a safer road environment for everyone, the City of Mason installed an Opticom system at various intersections throughout the City.

HOW IT WORKS: When emergency vehicles are responding to a 911 call, with lights and sirens active, a GPS transmitter on top of the vehicle emits a signal to traffic lights. The system knows how far the emergency vehicle is from the traffic light, the speed the emergency vehicle is going, and even the direction the emergency vehicle is going to turn (when turn signals are active). That data is processed and lights are changed to red and green depending on the direction of travel. For example, if Fire Engine 51 is responding to a call at the Municipal Building from Fire Station 51, the vehicle is traveling south on Mason-Montgomery Road heading towards the Mason-Montgomery Road and Main Street intersection. As Engine 51 gets closer, white lights next to the traffic lights will turn on, letting Engine 51 know the system has detected its vehicle. The traffic signal for southbound traffic will turn green, including turn lanes, as well as the white flashing light. All other lanes (northbound Mason-Montgomery Road, east- and westbound Main Street) will cycle from yellow to red, stopping traffic. The white lights on these signals will remain solid. As soon as the vehicle passes safely through the intersection the traffic lights will return to normal operation.

The Opticom system could reduce traffic incidents, during emergency responses, up to 70% and increase emergency service response times up to 25%. Some City of Mason plow trucks are equipped with the Opticom system allowing them to plow and salt uninterrupted, reducing risks to them or other drivers. The system safely brings traffic to a stop or moves traffic forward so vehicles do not have to go into opposing traffic as frequently, which is an extremely dangerous maneuver for emergency vehicles.

Go Right for Sirens & Lights As a reminder we ask that anytime an emergency vehicle is behind you, with lights and sirens active, safely pull to the right and come to a complete stop until the vehicle passes you.

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Summer Art Camps are Groovy and Captivating

The Arts Alliance’s summer art camps will offer a unique blend of creative art making this summer. From Fairy Camp to Smart Phone Photography Camp, The Arts Alliance camps are held at Cottell Park (with the exception of one camp to be held at Kings Mills Elementary), from 9:00 a.m.–noon, and camps are offered to campers entering the 2019 school year grades K–8. Please see the township calendar in this publication for the full line up. For more information and registration, please visit www.deerfieldrec. com. Summer ART BAR hits the road. Join The Arts Alliance for their summer ART BAR lineup at 16 Lots Brewery! For more information, please visit www. the-arts-alliance.org. The Arts Alliance is seeking volunteers, chairpersons, and board members. Want to share your talents with The Arts Alliance? Contact them today at www.the-arts-alliance.org.


Sports Events this Summer at Mason Parks

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GamedayUSA Super Regional

Trilogy Buckeye Classic

GamedayUSA Silver Serier Grand Championships

May 31 - June 2 Mason Sports Park

June 21 - 23 Corwin Nixon Park

July 12 - 14 Mason Sports Park & Corwin Nixon Park

8th Annual Warren County Summer Slam

10th Annual Kings Island Inviational

GamedayUSA All-Star Weekend

June 20 - 23 Mason Sports Park & Corwin Nixon Park

June 27 - 30 Mason Sports Park & Corwin Nixon Park

July 20 - 21 Mason Sports Park


EXPECT TO OWE 2019 TAXES?

The Kings Local School District Has Released a New Strategic Plan That Will direct the District for Years to Come. The #KingsStrong Strategic Plan was created to guide the instructional vision of the Kings District, to explore the knowledge, skills, and experiences students will need to compete globally and succeed in tomorrow’s world. For over two years, a team of Kings teachers and administrators have spent many hours of research and collaboration to develop a plan that will help provide direction for our teachers and staff as we move into the future of education. Today ’s learner is walking into our classrooms smarter, more experienced, and ready to engage in complex learning experiences. Additionally, technological advances and innovation are putting new demands on America’s workforce. Students must possess a whole new set of skills and knowledge to be successful in the future. In fact, we are teaching students for jobs that haven’t even been created yet. In preparing our Kings students for their future and not our past, this strategic plan will guide the instructional vision of the District, which will address the academic, social, emotional, and applied skills needed to succeed in

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a constantly changing world. Our instruction must be more intentional and purposeful with a focus on relationships. In our research, our team worked to understand the strengths and needs of our District to be able to identify where our focus should be. We focused on “WHY” we are doing things. Our team identified two major focus areas—Teaching and Learning and Environments—which symbolically represent the foundational “pillars” of the #KingsStrong Plan. Under those pillars, they have identified six goals that will drive District efforts and focus our work toward accomplishing the District’s vision of Relate. Create. Innovate. In fact, everything we do we will relate back to the #KingsStrong Plan. You can find the plan on the Kings website. Within each goal, there are strategic objectives and action steps that we hope to accomplish within the first year and a half of implementation. Our hope is that the community will share our excitement for the plan and recognize the importance as we prepare our students for achievement and inspire them to be their best.

If you expect to owe Mason City income taxes for 2019 and City taxes are not deducted from your paycheck, the Tax Office would like to remind you that it’s time to make a quarterly payment. The State of Ohio changed the due dates for estimated payments beginning tax year 2018. The new due dates are April 15, June 15, September 15, and January 15. Please remember that 90% of your 2019 tax liability is due by January 15, 2020. Please make your quarterly payment by June 15. To assist you in making your payment, quarterly estimated payment vouchers are available online. You may also choose to pay your quarterly estimate via the online tax tool. Please visit www.imaginemason.org to find these forms and tools. If you need assistance in determining whether you need to make estimated payments or if you need to adjust your declaration, the Tax Office is glad to help. Please call 513.229.8535 for assistance.

LITTLE HELPERS Rishika, a previous D.A.R.E. student, created Little Helpers and is widely known around the region for her acts of giving. Rishika and her team have impacted thousands of people through service projects, donations, volunteering, and making scarves and blankets. www.littlehelpers2015.org/


MASON TWISTERS

BIOOHIO CHOOSES MASON TO HOST TALENT INITIATIVE The City of Mason leveraged its growing biohealth hub to secure the continued partnership of statewide bioscience organization, BioOhio. On February 26, 2019, Mason hosted the BioOhio Career Fair, a highly visible talent recruitment initiative, at the Mason Municipal Center for the sixth year. Talent as a critical component to innovation is a consistent conversation that the City’s Economic Development team has with existing and prospective biohealth companies. This conversation is often paired with the observation that talent attraction is a key strength of the growing Mason Biohub. This annual event brought together industry professionals with Ohio bioscience companies and is coordinated in partnership with BioOhio. Founded in 1987, BioOhio is the lead organization for the Ohio bioscience community and is a key strategic partner for the City of Mason and many private sector companies. More than seven companies from the region were present at the event seeking qualified bioscience talent, including Mason’s corporate partners: AtriCure, Myriad Neuroscience, and Clarigent Health. Hundreds of potential talent candidates came out to interview with the diverse array of growing biohealth companies. Learn more at www.Bioohio.com.

The Mason Twisters brought home gold and silver medals at the X-Treme Challenge in Columbus, Ohio, the Battle of Champions in Toledo, Ohio, the Atlanta Centennial Classic in Atlanta, Georgia, and at the Pink Invitational in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to kick off 2019.

DISC GOLF AT MASON SPORTS PARK

MEMORIAL DAY

THANK YOU

VETERANS! In appreciation of your dedication,

Enjoy Mason Community Center, Lou Eves Municipal Pool, and a round of golf at The Golf Center FREE all Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May through Monday, May , ) Please bring a valid Military ID Looking for something new to do this summer? Grab a friend and challenge yourself with the 9-hole disc golf course at 3322 Mason-Morrow-Millgrove Road. The course includes two water hazards, one hole under 300 feet, and three holes over 400 feet in length. Never played disc golf before? Each hole starts with a “tee-off ” with one person throwing, followed by subsequent throws until all players have thrown their disc in the basket. A stroke is counted each time the disc is thrown and is totaled at the end of the game, with the lowest score winning.

CAC, VIC, DD , Certificate of Service, Dependent/Spouse Military ID, and Retired Military ID are accepted. We do not accept Driver’s License with Armed Forces logo. MASON COMMUNITY CENTER Mason-Mongtomery Road • Mason, Ohio www.imaginemason.org • . .

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Deerfield Towne Center Events

Saturday, May 4 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.: Annual Spring Fun Run Cruise-In Join the Ohio Valley GTO Association at Deerfield Towne Center on Saturday, May 4 for the annual Spring Fun Run Cruise-In. We’ll have a DJ, trophies, and door prizes. All cars, trucks, motorcycles, and unique vehicles are welcome! Free registration is from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. *If there is inclement weather, the Cruise-In will be postponed to May 5 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Summer Concert Series: Every Wednesday, June 5 through July 31 Soak up summer at Deerfield Towne Center’s Kid Friendly Concerts! Enjoy the outdoors with live music, great shopping, amazing restaurants, family, and friends! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and meet us in The Grove! Our Kids Concert Series will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesdays. Bring the kiddos by to dance and have FUN! Explore Deerfield Towne Center: Friday, June 14 and Saturday June 15 There is so much to do and see at Deerfield Towne Center! Visit us Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 for FREE family fun at our Explore Deerfield Towne Center event. Friday, June 14: 7:00 p.m.: Taste of Deerfield Towne Center 7:15 p.m.: Magician David McCreary 8:00 p.m.–10 p.m.: Naked Karate Girls perform live 10:00 p.m.: Rooftop Fireworks Saturday, June 15: 8:30 a.m.: Explore Deerfield Towne Center with your four-legged friend! 10:00 a.m.: Explore Fitness with Crunch Fitness—join us for a family friendly parking lot workout 11:30 a.m.: Storytime in The Grove 12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.: Adventure and Exploration Activities—ziplining, rock wall, obstacle course, mechanical surfing, dinosaur digging, wax hands, cool critters, take a train ride around the center, and much more! 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.: Lawn games and giveaways Touch-A-Truck: Saturday, September 7 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Deerfield Township Parks & Recreation, Fire, and Police Departments let kids explore working trucks of all types and meet the people who build, protect, maintain, and serve our community. This family friendly event is FREE!

K9 BRUS JOINS THE MASON POLICE DEPARTMENT

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he City of Mason is pleased to announce the newest K9 to the Mason Police Department, K9 Brus, pronounced “Bruce”. Brus, partnered with Officer Nicholas Motley, is a one-and-a-halfyear-old German Shepherd, born in Spain. Officer Motley joined the Mason Police Department in 2015 and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. Motley and Brus began their training academy together in March and began service as an Ohio certified K9 Unit in May. Brus is a “dual purpose” K9 officer as he is trained in both detection of drug odors and location of lost, missing, or wanted people. The addition of Officer Motley and K9 Brus to the Police Department brings the strength of the Unit to three active K9 teams including Officer Kyle Dwelly with K9 Zane and Officer Sechrist with K9 Banshee. Mason Police K9 Units are certified annually by the Ohio Police Officers Training Council and attend weekly trainings for real life scenarios and events. Mason’s K9s are used on average 200 times per year for special patrol duties and community policing events.

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TWO MASON COMPANIES RECOGNIZED BY REGION FOR NEW INVESTMENT & JOB COMMITMENTS IN 2018

Each year the regional economic development organization REDI Cincinnati hosts the James A. Wuenker Growth Awards at the REDI Cincinnati Annual meeting. Jim Wuenker was a pioneer in economic development for the region and the awards are a way to showcase the best economic development projects across the Cincinnati region. This year’s Growth Awards are an opportunity for the City of Mason to celebrate several great economic development successes. Mason is honored to have two company projects recognized for this prestigious award: Festo and L-3 Space and Sensors. Both companies have been role model corporate partners to Mason and the region through routinely supporting business attraction projects, community give back, educational initiatives, and new investment and job creation. Congrats from your friends at the City of Mason.


DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP FORMS CIC TO SHAPE FUTURE ECONOMIC EFFORTS

In an effort to better shape the future of development and redevelopment activity within the Township and align it to the vision of the residents, Deerfield Township formed a Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) in April. CIC’s are nonprofit economic development corporations that are created for the following purposes: “Advancing, encouraging, and promoting the industrial, economic, commercial, and civic development of a community.” Deerfield Township’s CIC is guided by a mission, which is to: Facilitate collaborative, strategic, and sustainable economic development in Deerfield Township that improves the lives of residents, increases business investment, and promotes the Township as a thriving and vibrant place to call home. Guided by the mission, the CIC’s Executive Director, Jim Flick, will work to ensure that the Township grows intelligently and in a fashion

that provides for theneeds of both current and future residents. This work is further driven by an Economic Development Plan that can be found on www.choosedeerfield.com. This economic development strategy and the CIC were the next logical steps in the Township’s efforts to make Deerfield a vibrant, connected, and thriving place to live, work, visit, and do business. The plan will enable the community to achieve future growth and success and is meant to be a working document that will be further refined through the community engagement process of the Comprehensive Plan update the Township is currently undergoing. It is with the help of the residents, business owners, and other stakeholders that the CIC will be able to accomplish each of the plan’s stated goals and bring about sustainable and vibrant development that serves the needs of the Deerfield community now and in the future.

FEMALE FIREFIGHTERS PROGRAM

Mason’s Female Firefighter program gives girls the opportunity to practice various activities required of firefighters and learn about careers in the fire service.

The American Legion

Memorial Day, May 27 Joe Barr American Legion Post 194

Celebrating with American Legion Post 194

Mason Municipal Center Parade · Ceremony · Guest Speakers Free BBQ · Activities 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Parade participation interests, contact commander@joebarr194.org For upcoming events, please visit masonamericanlegion.org

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MASON CITY SCHOOLS

MMS Renovation Key Component of Significant 20 Year Plan to Educate Students in High Quality Schools

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he transformation of Mason Middle School is complete. On August 20, 2019, MMS students and staff will enter what feels like a brand new school—and one that represents a significant portion of a plan put into motion 20 years ago. In 2001, the Mason Board of Education joined the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission’s Expedited Local Partnership Program, which was created from state tobacco settlement funds. That decision charted a course that ensured Mason’s students would benefit from safe, innovative, high-quality learning environments—just in time. “Deciding to enter the OFCC pool for an opportunity to earn future dollars from the State Tobacco Settlement Fund was not an easy decision. It was a carefully measured risk with the potential for great reward. We had the opportunity to earn

20 YEAR MASON CITY SCHOOLS MASTER FACILITIES PLAN TIMELINE

1999 Community Dialogs prefer one high school

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back 25 cents for every dollar spent on future building projects. It was the perfect timing for Mason. Dr. Kevin Bright, our superintendent in 1999, knew we had a critical decision to make as a community. So together with the Board we went to the community to ask if we should either split the district and build two new high schools or keep the district together with one large high school. Community forums were held and the decision was to build one large high school. After the high school project, we needed more space at Mason Intermediate and then had to build the Early Childhood Center,” explains former School Board Member Marianne Culbertson. “Former treasurer Dick Gardner provided financial guidance through most of those years, and today we’re reaping the rewards.” Over the last 18 years, Boards of Education and three superintendents and treasurers reaffirmed this commitment.

2000 Voters approve 6.78 mil bond issue to build new MHS by 53%

2001 2002 School Board MHS Opens joins OFCC to recoup state tobacco settlement funds for facility projects

In 2013, Mason became eligible to receive funding from OFCC for future facility projects because of the construction and renovation projects the district completed for MHS, MECC, and MI. The district received $34 million, or roughly 80 percent of the funding for these projects, from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission—offsetting the cost for needed facility improvements. “It is such an exciting time to be learning in Mason. As we complete this important stage of our Master Facilities Plan, we thank all of the community members and leaders who helped us get to this point. Moving forward, we’re challenging ourselves to ReIMAGINE learning—and ways that we can ensure that big schools feel small so that each student feels valued and knows that they matter,” said Jonathan Cooper, superintendent.

2003 Community Dialogs prefer an early childhood center for grades PK-1, and to relieve overcrowding at other elementaries

2004 Voters approve 1.78 mil bond issue to build MECC by 64%

2006 MECC opens


MASON HIGH SCHOOL 6100 Mason-Montgomery Rd. Grades 9–12 7:45 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

REMODELED MMS The Mason Middle School renovation provides a safer, more learner-centered, attractive, and functional school for the district’s seventh and eighth graders. The renovation includes a new safe and secure entry, STEAM Labs and Extended Learning Areas within the hallways, and a larger Dining Commons and Serving Area so that the school will be able to serve all students in three lunches instead of four which means that MMS students can ditch the dreaded 9:45 a.m. first lunch. Other MMS updates include new finishes on the flooring, walls, and ceilings, a total replacement of the HVAC system and central plant, replacement of light fixtures to energy efficient LED fixtures, and a new roof.

MASON MIDDLE SCHOOL 6370 Mason-Montgomery Rd. Grades 7–8 7:45 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

MASON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 6307 Mason-Montgomery Rd. Grades 5–6 8:40 a.m.–3:10 p.m.

MASON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 6307 Mason-Montgomery Rd. Grades 3–4 8:40 a.m.–3:10 p.m.

MASON EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER 4631 Hickory Woods Dr. Grades PK–2 9:20 a.m.–3:50 p.m.

2007 Voters approve 1.27 mil bond issue to build MHS addition and MI connector by 59%

2008 2009 Dedicate Atrium MHS addition Stadium at Dwire opens Field; stadium paid for by hospital leasing agreement

2012 Closed Mason Heights Elementary

2013 MCS becomes eligible to receive funding from OFCC because of the construction and renovation projects the district completed for MHS, MECC, & MI

2017 Master Facilities Plan: MECC construction begins

2018 MECC addition opens, Master Facilities Plan: MMS closed for complete overhaul

2019 MMS renovation complete and building opens, closed Western Row Elementary

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Deerfield Parks and Recreation For more information, please visit DeerfieldRec.com or contact us at sgebe@deerfieldtwp.com

Cardboard Box Car “Drive-in” Join us for a “drive-in” movie featuring the beloved Herbie MOVIE IN and cardboard box cars created by you! Design your cardTHE PARK: board box car at home or come early to transform your box with us! Bring your own box and we’ll provide the supplies to decorate (scissors, glue, markers, decorations, etc.). Please bring your own blanket or lawn chairs. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and goodies, too!

Date Time Friday, June 28, Cardboard box 2019 decorating begins at 7:30pm; movie starts at dusk

Location Cottell Park; this event takes place entirely outdoors

Movie Herbie Fully Loaded (Walt Disney NR)

Teen Night with Giant Board Games Join us for giant versions of your favorite board games like checkers, Connect 4, and Twister! Then, sit back and relax for a movie under stars. Please bring your own blanket or lawn chairs. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and goodies, too! MOVIE IN THE PARK:

Date Time Friday, July 26, Giant games 2019 available starting at 8pm; movie begins at dusk

Location Landen-Deerfield Park; this event takes place entirely outdoors

Movie Bumblebee (PG-13)

Storywalk A StoryWalk transforms the pages of a children’s book into signs that are laid out on a trail. Following the path of pages is a great way to keep your body and brain active and healthy! Books will be rotated monthly; please visit DeerfieldRec. com for details on book titles and recommended age ranges.

Date/Time March–October, Self-Guided, Open During Park Hours

Little Free library The Little Free Library is a small wooden box used for a free book exchange—take a book, share a book. It offers a way to share good things to read—children, teens, and adults. Take books: If you see something you would like to read, take it. Share books: Pass them on to a friend or return them to any Little Free Library. Give books: Continue to be a friend of the Library and others by leaving a book inside for others to enjoy. Family friendly books only, please.

Date/Time Open During Park Hours

Teddy Bear Picnic

Location Cottell Park; this event takes place entirely outdoors

Movie Disney’s Christopher Robin (PG)

Get active this summer and support a great cause! This course explores the trails of Carter Park. All proceeds benefit The Arts Alliance and go toward future arts programming.

Date/Time Saturday, August 24, 2019

Join us at the shelter to play a variety of board games and enjoy smores by the fire! Then, relax under the stars for the movie. Please bring your own blanket or lawn chairs. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and goodies, too!

Date Friday, September 27, 2019

Time Board games and smores starting at 6pm; movie begins at dusk

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Location Movie Mary Poppins Returns Fleckenstein Park; this event takes place entirely (PG) outdoors

Location Carter Park

Fee Register online at RunningTime.net.

Deerfield Handmade Market Summer

Family Board Game Night & Smores MOVIE IN THE PARK:

Location Cottell Park, along the pathway from the Veteran’s Memorial parking lot to the large playground

Powder Keg 5k Trail Race

You and your favorite stuffed friend are invited to our teddy bear picnic! We’ll enjoy bear-y fun games and activities before settling onto your blanket for the movie. Please bring your own blanket or lawn chairs. You are welcome to bring your own snacks and goodies, too! MOVIE IN THE PARK:

Date Time Friday, August Activities and 23, 2019 games starting at 7:15pm; Movie begins at dusk

Location Carter Park, along paved pathway

Deerfield Township and The Arts Alliance have partnered to bring a new event series to the community in 2019! The Deerfield Handmade Market is a free, family-friendly event with activities for kids, food, and entertainment. An eclectic mix of artisans will display their handmade goods and artistic talents on the grounds of Cottell Park to bring a uniquely art filled day and community event for all to enjoy.

Date/Time Saturday, June 8, 2019

Time 11:00am – 5:00pm

Location Cottell Park


Archery Range

Specialty Summer Camps

Summer is a great time to get outside and practice your skills at the Carter Park Archery Range! This unsupervised range is for archery only. The range is open ½ hour after sunrise until ½ hour before sunset. Direct, visual supervision by a responsible adult 21 years of age or older is required for everyone under 18 years of age. This is a free, public range. For a complete listing of range rules, please visit DeerfieldRec.com. This project was supported by the Ohio Division of Wildlife.

Performing Arts Series Deerfield Township and The Arts Alliance are bringing the Performing Arts Series outdoor for the summer! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for these admission-free community events.

Event

Event Date

Comet Bluegrass All Stars Concert Friday, 7/12/2019

Start Time Location 7:00PM

Cottell Park

Cincinnati Brass Band

Sunday, 7/14/2019 7:00PM

Cottell Park

KSO Boogie Band

Sunday, 8/4/2019

7:00PM

Cottell Park

Robin Lacy & DeZydeco

Friday, 8/16/2019

7:00PM

Cottell Park

Deerfield Summer Camps Deerfield Township offers weekly half day summer camps through the Parks and Recreation Department. Our camps are staffed by CPR/ First Aid certified counselors who are at least 18 years of age. Each week is designed around a different theme and provides a safe, positive environment for youth to get active, explore, create, experiment, and enjoy just being a kid! Camps are offered for youth entering Kindergarten through 8th grade. For a complete listing of camps, availability, or to register online, please visit www. DeerfieldRec.com.

Dates

Time

Location

Fee

Entering Kindergarten Nature Wonders 06/10/2019 06/13/2019

9:00 AM 12:00 PM

$37 Res; $42 NR

Entering 1st through 5th Grade Explore the Outdoors 06/10/2019 06/13/2019

Kings Mills Elementary / Carter Park

9:00 AM 12:00 PM

Kings Mills Elementary / Carter Park Kings Mills Elementary / Carter Park Cottell Park

$37 Res; $42 NR

Into the Forest

06/17/2019 06/20/2019

9:00 AM 12:00 PM

06/24/2019 06/27/2019 Entering 6th through 8th Grade Unplugged 06/17/2019 06/20/2019

9:00 AM 12:00 PM

Once Upon a Camp

Kitchen Creativity Create

07/08/2019 07/11/2019 07/22/2019 07/25/2019

9:00 AM 12:00 PM 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

Kings Mills Elementary / Carter Park Cottell Park Cottell Park

$37 Res; $42 NR $37 Res; $42 NR $37 Res; $42 NR $37 Res; $42 NR $37 Res; $42 NR

Your child can immerse themselves in creative expression, ignite their ideas, and develop confidence in a specialty camp! Deerfield Township partners with The Arts Alliance and iDaP Academy to offer specialty camps for the community. For more information or to register, please visit DeerfieldRec.com.

Grades/Ages Dates

Time

Location

The Arts Alliance Fairy Camp

Grades K-3 Grades 3-8

Painting/Drawing

Grades 3-8

Songwriting/ Singing Smart Phone Photography Crochet, Sew, Stitch, and Yarn Back to School Super Fun! Cincinnati Art Museum Camps

Grades 3-8

9:00 AM 12:00 PM 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

Cottell Park $110

Glass Exploration

6/10/2019 6/14/2019 6/17/2019 6/21/2019 6/24/2019 6/28/2019 6/24/2019 6/28/2019 7/15/2019 7/19/2019 7/22/2019 7/26/2019 7/29/2019 8/2/2019 8/5/2019 8/9/2019 6/3/2019 6/7/2019

9:00 AM 12:00 PM

Trustee Meeting Room Trustee Meeting Room Trustee Meeting Room Trustee Meeting Room Trustee Meeting Room Trustee Meeting Room

iDaP Technology e-SPORTS Camp

Grades 3-8 Grades 2-8 Grades 2-8 Grades 1-8

10 - 16 yrs

Board Game Maker 3D 8 - 16 yrs Printing Camp

6/17/2019 - 9:00 AM 6/21/2019 12:00 PM

AMP Camp (Animation 8 - 16 yrs Movie Production)

6/24/2019 - 9:00 AM 6/28/2019 12:00 PM

Lego Robotics Camp

8 - 16 yrs

7/15/2019 - 9:00 AM 7/19/2019 12:00 PM

8 - 12 yrs IndeGO Camp (Interactive Design Girls Only) Makey Makey Inventor 8 - 16 yrs Camp

7/22/2019 - 9:00 AM 7/26/2019 12:00 PM 8/5/2019 8/9/2019

9:00 AM 12:00 PM

Fee

Cottell Park $110 Cottell Park $110 Kings Mills $110 Elementary Cottell Park $110 Cottell Park $110 Cottell Park $110 Cottell Park $85

$105 $105 $105 $105 $105 $105

Summer Story Time at the Park Deerfield Township is partnering with the Mason Public Library to offer summer story times at Cottell Park! For more details, please visit DeerfieldRec.com. (Please note that there are no story times on July 5th.)

Event Ages Dates Start Time End Time Location Summer Reading Age 3 to Friday, 6/7 11:00 AM 1:00 PM Cottell Park Kick-Off Grade 6 Join us for the summer reading kick-off! Learn more about it and sign up to get your reading necklace, then visit the exploration stations with live animal guests. Toddler Story Time 18 mos Fridays, 10:10 AM 10:30 AM Cottell Park to 3 yrs 6/14–7/26 Sing, dance, and play as we enjoy stories together! Bouncy Time 6 to 18 Fridays, 10:40 AM mos 6/14–7/26 Songs, rhymes, books, rhythm instruments, and bubbles! Solar System Walk July TBD Visit DeerfieldRec.com for more details!

11:00 AM

Cottell Park

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Cottell Park

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Mason Community Center Activities FAMILY SPORTS

Tae Kwon Do Advanced Gymnasium

Tae Kwon Do Beginner

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

Gymnasium

Tae Kwon Do is a well-balanced Korean martial art that specializes in kicking skills. No previous experience is necessary for this class. Adults, teens, and children will train together in a family oriented program. Please note: 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 this class; however, a uniform may be required for any participants who would like to enjoy this program long-term. Day Date Tu,Th 6/4-6/27 Tu,Th 7/2-7/30 Tu,Th 8/6-8/29 *No Class 7/4

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

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Age 6 & up 6 & up 6 & up

Deadline 5/28 6/25 7/30

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

Activity 311116-05 311116-06* 311116-07

Day Date Tu,Th 6/4-6/27 Tu,Th 7/2-7/30 Tu,Th 8/6-8/29 *No Class 7/4

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

Age 6 & up 6 & up 6 & up

Deadline 5/28 6/25 7/30

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

Activity 311115-05 311115-06* 311115-07


Launches August 24

7:10 a.m.

8:05 a.m.

8:45 a.m.

9:25 a.m.

10:25 a.m.

11:25 a.m.


FAMILY Donuts With Dad

Mason Youth Basketball

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

Saturday, June 15 9 - 11 a.m.

Registration is open to Mason residents and children attending Mason City Schools. The deadline to register is Tuesday, October 1. Your MYB coach will contact you at least one week before practices begin. For more information on team formation and the MYB program, please go to www. masonyouthbasketball.org.

KID’S KORNER MASON COMMUNITY CENTER Mason-Montgomery Road

Mason, OH

MYB Instructional Leagues Field House

Get active in #MasonOHParks

Practices will be held one night a week in local gyms, with games scheduled at the Mason Community Center. Practice days and times will vary. Games will start in December and will be played on the weekends. Players will play on eight-foot rims. Day BOYS 11/4-2/29 11/4-2/29

Grade

Deadline

Fee (PRE/BAS/DR)

Activity

1 2

10/1 10/1

$91 /$107 /$132 $91 /$107 /$132

332025-01 332025-20

GIRLS 11/4-2/29 11/4-2/29

1 2

10/1 10/1

$91 /$107 /$132 $91 /$107 /$132

332025-10 332025-21

MYB Athletic League Tryouts Field House

Mason Community Center oers both Athletic and Recreational Basketball Leagues for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.

Saturday, June 8 36 CenterPoint Summer 2019

Tryouts for our Athletic Basketball League Program are indicated below. You will need to register for the Recreational League before trying out for one of the Athletic Basketball teams. Those who do not make an Athletic Team will automatically be placed on a Recreational League Team; no additional registration is required. Once Athletic Teams are established some additional fees may apply for participants who do make those teams. Girls

Boys

Sunday, September 24 • Grade 4: 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. • Grade 5: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. • Grade 6: 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 26 and Wednesday, September 27 (Players must attend both evenings) • Grade 4: 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. • Grade 5: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. • Grade 6: 8:00 to 9:00 p.m.

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

FAMILY Mason Youth Basketball Volunteer Coaches

MYB Game Admission Admission to each recreational or athletic league game is $2 per adult and $1 per child or senior, and not more than $5 per family. Mason Community Center members do not need to pay the daily admission fee for games held at Mason Community Center.

Family Pass (5-game pass) $25

Single Adult Pass (5-game pass) $10

The City of Mason, in cooperation with Mason Youth Basketball (MYB), is pleased to offer the annual youth basketball program. This is one of the Community Center’s most popular youth programs! Our recreational basketball league is a great way to learn more about the sport while having FUN with other kids. Practices will begin in November and games will start the first weekend in December. Home games will be played at Mason Community Center or in the Mason schools. Games will be played on weekends (Friday–Sunday). Practice days and times will vary. Players will be contacted by MYB and their coaches on specific practice and game times and locations. A numbered jersey and basketball shorts will be provided to all players. Registration is open to Mason residents and children attending Mason City Schools. For more information on team formation and the MYB program, please go to www. masonyouthbasketball.org. Please note: For grades 7 and up, players are encouraged to sign up as teams. There is no guarantee of individual placement. Grade

Deadline

Fee (PRE/BAS/DR)

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

10/1 10/1 10/1 10/1 10/1 10/1 10/1 10/1

$101 /$118 /$143 $101 /$118 /$143 $101 /$118 /$143 $101 /$118 /$143 $101 /$118 /$143 $101 /$118 /$143 $1,150 per team $1,150 per team

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

10/1 10/1 10/1 10/1 10/1 10/1 10/1 10/1

$101 /$118 /$143 $101 /$118 /$143 $101 /$118 /$143 $101 /$118 /$143 $101 /$118 /$143 $101 /$118 /$143 $101 /$118 /$143 $101 /$118 /$143

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Activity

DR: Mason City School District Resident

To register, see page 9.

www.imaginemason.org

• Complete the volunteer application printed with your registration receipt.

• Provide your National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) certification number on your application.

Field House

GIRLS 11/4-3/1 11/4-3/1 11/4-3/1 11/4-3/1 11/4-3/1 11/4-3/1 11/4-3/1 111/4-3/1

• Register online with Activity #332025.

• Complete the Concussion in Sports online training. This includes an educational tutorial followed by a short test. Sign up to take this free course at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000.

MYB Recreational Leagues

Day BOYS 11/4-3/1 11/4-3/1 11/4-3/1 11/4-3/1 11/4-3/1 11/4-3/1 11/4-3/1 11/4-3/1

Mason’s Youth Basketball League is successful due to the many men and women who volunteer to coach or assistant coach. We need volunteers for the 2019–2020 season. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the steps below:

513.229.8555

• To obtain or renew your National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) certification you must participate in the threepart online training clinic. This clinic is $20 and includes education tutorials followed by a 15-question multiple choice test. After completion, you will receive a certification, NYSCA membership, and liability insurance coverage. Sign up to take this course at http://www.nays.org/coaches/. • Mason Community Center requires anyone working with children to pass a background check. The Mason Police Department, located at 6000 Mason-Montgomery Rd., offers fingerprint processing. Their office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You will need to bring a valid photo ID (driver’s license, passport, state ID card) and specify you are being fingerprinted for the City of Mason’s youth basketball program. • Email all paperwork to Dana Maidenberg at DMaidenberg@ masonoh.org by October 1, 2019. After all paperwork is submitted, the MYB Board will contact you with the status of your registration. Date 11/4-3/3

Age 18 & up

Deadline 10/1

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Free

Activity 332025-19

SPECIAL EVENTS

Moonlight Fishing Pine Hill Lakes Park

Enjoy fishing at the park after dark! Fishing will begin at 6 p.m. and will continue until 7:30 a.m. the next morning. All participants 10 years and older must have a current 2019 City of Mason fishing pass. Season and daily passes are available for purchase at Mason Community Center. Day F,Sa F,Sa F,Sa F,Sa

Date 5/3-5/4 6/7-6/8 7/5-7/6 8/2-8/3

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

Age All All All All

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PRESCHOOL AQUATICS

Me Too!

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, oating and gliding with support, submerging, and blowing bubbles through mouth and/or nose. Day Date Sa 6/3-6/29

Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 10:45-11:15A 6 mos-2 5/27 $38 /$45 /$57 /$68 352312 yrs

Summer Session 1 Sa 7/8-8/3 10:45-11:15A 6 mos-2 7/1 yrs Summer Session 2

$38 /$45 /$57 /$68

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CAMPS

Skyhawks Tiny Hawks Sports Camps Heritage Oak Park

The essentials of soccer and basketball are introduced in a fun and safe environment with lots of encouragement. Children will learn balance, body movement, hand/eye coordination, and skill development through a series of sport-speciďŹ c games tailored to their attention spans. Day Date M-F 6/10-6/14

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Time 12:15-1:00P

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 3-4

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/3 $74 /$88 /$110 /$132 235209-03

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

PRESCHOOL Abrakadoodle Camps! Activity Room A

Day Date Time M-F 6/24-6/28 9:30-11:30A

Age 3-5

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/17 $118 /$139 /$164 /$189 363102-04

Travel with us on this creative journey and change the way you see the world! Create 3D masterpieces inspired by world cultures. Create art using a variety of materials and connect with people from all over the world. Day Date Time M-F 7/15-7/19 9:30-11:30A

Age 3-5

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7/8 $118 /$139 /$164 /$189 363102-06

The circus is coming to town, Abrakadoodle style! Clown around with circus paintings and faces, tame clever circus animal sculptures, and be the ringmaster of your own imagination at the Big Abrakadoodle Circus complete with carnival games, costumes, laughter, oohs and aahs, and fun! Day Date M-F 7/29-8/2

Time 9:30-11:30A

Age 3-5

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7/22 $118 /$139 /$164 /$189 363102-08

Camp Build It encourages collaboration as well as the development of individual skills and brain power. Campers work with a variety of tools and materials to create large-scale sculptures, imaginative creatures, games, and more.

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 6/7-6/28 Sa 6/8-6/29 F Sa

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

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/31 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 343470-07 6/1 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 343470-08

7/12-8/9 4:00-4:45P 3 7/13-8/10 10:15-11:00A 3

7/5 7/6

$50 /$59 /$74 /$89 $50 /$59 /$74 /$89

343470-07 343470-08

Suessical KIDS: Little Who’s Meeting Rooms

Little Who’s will join the cast of Suessical KIDS Performance Academy during the second week of rehearsal and performers will be integrated into a full musical production. Your child will develop their skills through classes in acting, singing, dancing, and improvisation. Day Date M-F 7/29-8/2

Time 1:30-4:30P

Age 3-5

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7/15 $123 /$145 /$170 /$195 362300-04

SPORTS

Mom and Me Gymnastics Multipurpose Room

This parent and child class will help develop your child’s basic motor skills through jumping, skipping, hopping, running, and rolling. You will use beams, wedges, and mats to engage your child through structured play. Day Date Time Sa 6/8-6/29 9:45-10:15A Sa 7/13-8/10 9:45-10:15A

Age 18mo-3yrs 18mo-3yrs

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/1 $35 /$42 /$53 /$63 343461-03 7/6 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78 343461-04

Jumping Jacks

Multipurpose Room 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 6/7-6/28 Sa 6/8-6/29 F Sa

To register, see page 9.

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

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

7/12-8/9 5:45-6:45P 7/13-8/10 11:15A-12:15P

Age 4-5 4-5

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/31 $45 /$53 /$67 /$80 343476-04 6/1 $45 /$53 /$67 /$80 343476-05

4-5 4-5

7/5 7/6

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

343476-06 343476-07

Summer 2019

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MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

PRESCHOOL Pee Wees Tennis

INVITATION ONLY CLASSES

Heritage Oak Park

Please note: Invitation to the following classes is at the gymnastic coach’s discretion.

Learn ball striking skills, scoring, and basic strategy in a fun, stimulating environment. Most enrollees will have little to no tennis experience. Your instructor, Phil Norton, has over 25 years of experience teaching tennis and has been a USPTA and PTR certified pro, PTR national tester, and Ohio Pro of the Year.

Advanced Jumping Jacks

There are no make-ups for classes missed by the participant. In case of inclement weather, lessons will be held in the Field House at Mason Community Center. Please call the City of Mason hotline at 513.229.8502 and select option 5 for program delays or relocations due to weather.

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

Day Date Time Tu 5/28-6/18 6:00-7:00P Sa 6/1-6/22 10:00-11:00A

Age 4-5 4-5

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/21 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78 342219-05 5/25 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78 342219-06

Tu Sa

6/25-7/23 6:00-7:00P 6/29-7/27 10:00-11:00A

4-5 4-5

6/18 6/22

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

342219-08 342219-09

Tu Sa

7/30-8/20 6:00-7:00P 8/3-8/24 10:00-11:00A

4-5 4-5

7/23 7/27

$44 /$52 /$65 /$78 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78

342219-10 342219-11

Tu 8/27-9/24 6:00-7:00P Sa 8/31-9/28 10:00-11:00A *No Class 9/14

4-5 4-5

8/20 8/24

$55 /$65 /$82 /$98 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78

342215-12 342215-13*

40 CenterPoint Summer 2019

Multipurpose Room

Day Date Tu 6/4-6/25 Tu 7/9-8/6

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

Age 4-5 4-5

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/28 $50 /$59 /$74 /$89 343473-02 7/2 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107 343473-03

“WHEN THUNDER ROARS, GO INDOORS”

In 2001, the National Weather Service established the program “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors” in an attempt to reduce the number of individuals annually killed due to lightning strikes.

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

YOUTH AQUATICS

Station 4

Leisure Pool Your child will begin the side glide and front crawl stroke, adding on to skills he or she learned in previous Stations.

MASON SWIM ACADEMY

Don’t forget to register for Summer 1 and Summer 2 Sessions at the same time. Summer 1 Session: 6/3-6/29 Summer 2 Session: 7/8-8/3

Station 1

Class Times: M or W 4:45-5:15P, 5:20-5:50P, 5:55-6:25P, or 6:30-7:00P Sa 9:00-9:30A, 9:35-10:05A, 10:10-10:40A, or 10:45-11:15A Date Age 6/3-6/29 3-17 Summer Session 1 7/8-8/3 3-17 Summer Session 2

Deadline 5/27

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $38 /$45 /$57 /$68

Activity 352324

7/1

$38 /$45 /$57 /$68

352424

Leisure Pool Your child will learn to put his or her face in the water and blow bubbles through his/her nose as well as complete 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 4:45-5:15P or 5:20-5:50P Sa 9:00-9:30A, 9:35-10:05A or 10:10-10:40A Date Age 6/3-6/29 3-5 Summer Session 1 7/8-8/3 3-5 Summer Session 2

Deadline 5/27

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $38 /$45 /$57 /$68

Activity 352321

7/1

$38 /$45 /$57 /$68

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Station 5/6

Station 2

Leisure Pool

Leisure Pool

Your child will add on to the techniques acquired in previous Stations and begin learning proper freestyle stroke with rotary breathing and the back stroke.

Your child will build on what he or she learned in Station 1 by learning to glide on his or her front and back in a streamline position. He or she will also learn to roll from front to back float.

Class Times: M or W 4:45-5:15P, 5:20-5:50P, 5:55-6:25P, or 6:30-7:00P Sa 9:00-9:30A, 9:35-10:05A, 10:10-10:40A, or 10:45-11:15A

Class Times: M or W 4:45-5:15P, 5:20-5:50P, 5:55-6:25P, or 6:30-7:00P Sa 9:00-9:30A, 9:35-10:05A, 10:10-10:40A, or 10:45-11:15A Date Age 6/3-6/29 3-17 Summer Session 1 7/8-8/3 3-17 Summer Session 2

Deadline 5/27

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $38 /$45 /$57 /$68

Activity 352322

7/1

$38 /$45 /$57 /$68

352422

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $38 /$45 /$57 /$68

Activity 352325

7/1

$38 /$45 /$57 /$68

352425

Leisure Pool

Leisure Pool

Continue to build on your skills learned in previous Stations and learn advanced elements and stroke efficiency in all four stroke types. Stroke School meets twice a week and includes the skills taught in Stations 7 and 8 of the SwimAmerica program. A pair of long swim fins with adjustable backs is recommended.

Your child will enhance his or her breath control and streamlining skills learned in previous Stations while learning proper kicking. Class Times: M or W 4:45-5:15P, 5:20-5:50P, 5:55-6:25P, or 6:30-7:00P Sa 9:00-9:30A, 9:35-10:05A, 10:10-10:40A, or 10:45-11:15A

To register, see page 9.

Deadline 5/267

Stroke School

Station 3

Date Age 6/3-6/29 3-17 Summer Session 1 7/8-8/3 3-17 Summer Session 2

Date Age 6/3-6/29 3-17 Summer Session 1 7/8-8/3 3-17 Summer Session 2

Class Times: M & W 6:00-6:45P or 7:00-7:45P

Deadline 5/27

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $38 /$45 /$57 /$68

Activity 352323

7/1

$38 /$45 /$57 /$68

352423

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

Date Age 6/3-6/26 5-17 Summer Session 1 7/8-7/31 5-17 Summer Session 2

Deadline 5/27

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $80 /$95 /$119 /$143

Activity 352326

7/1

$80 /$95 /$119 /$143

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Summer 2019

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YOUTH SwimFit

Your Census Counts! Create change at the national level.

Leisure Pool SwimFit is Station 9 and 10 of SwimAmerica and focuses on building the swimmer’s strength and endurance in every stroke through drills, multiple laps, and on-deck coaching. SwimFit allows swimmers to get the feeling of being on a swim team without the competition. Class Times: M & W 7:00-7:45P Date Age 6/3-6/26 3-17 Summer Session 1 7/8-7/31 3-17 Summer Session 2

Deadline 5/27

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $80 /$95 /$119 /$143

Activity 352327

7/1

$80 /$95 /$119 /$143

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Private Learn to Swim Classes 2020census.gov/jobs

Are you looking for comfort in the water, improved stroke technique and endurance, or a supplement to the Mason Swim Academy Learn to Swim program? Work one-on-one with a Mason Swim Academy coach who will customize the class to suit your goals. Private Learn to Swim classes teach Stations 1–6. Class Times: T 5:00-5:30P, 5:35-6:05P, 6:10-6:40P, 6:45-7:15P, or 7:20-7:50P

FACT:

There are valuable lessons involved in learning how to use a microscope.

Date Age 6/4-6/25 4 & up Summer Session 1 7/9-7/30 4 & up Summer Session 2

Deadline 5/27

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $100/$118 /$143 /$168

Activity 352319

7/1

$100/$118 /$143 /$168

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CAMPS

Laffalot Summer Camp Field House - Ct 1&4

BALANCED LEARNING® WAY:

Including how to share. SEE BALANCED LEARNING IN ACTION. CALL FOR A TOUR TODAY! Infants – Private Kindergarten & After School

Primrose School of Mason

Laffalot Camp introduces a variety of sports, games, and activities in a fun packed day. Activities include flag tag, floor hockey, scavenger hunts, volleyball, soccer, dodge ball, crazy ball, kickball, and much, much more Day Date Tu-F 5/28-5/31 M-F 8/5-8/9 Boys Camp Tu-F 5/28-5/31 M-F 8/5-8/9 Girls Camp

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

Age 6-12 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/21 $142 /$168 /$193 /$218 262201-01 7/29 $146 /$172 /$197 /$222 262201-04

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

6-12 6-12

5/21 7/29

$142 /$168 /$193 /$218 $146 /$172 /$197 /$222

262201-02 262201-05

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident

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PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

YOUTH Summer Camp Keepers “Extended hours” Program

Skyhawks Sports Camps Heritage Oak Park

Kids’ Korner

Does your schedule make you wish that camp started earlier or ran later? If so, you’ll appreciate our ‘Camp Keepers’ program, offering early drop-off and/or late pickup. Special programming and free time will be provided. Please pack an extra morning and/or afternoon snack for your child and a book or favorite toy to share. Day Date Tu-F 5/28-5/31 M-F

6/3-6/7

M-F

6/10-6/14

M-F

6/17-6/21

M-F

6/24-6/28

M-F

7/8-7/12

M-F

7/15-7/19

M-F

7/22-7/26

M-F

7/29-8/2

M-F

8/5-8/9

M-F

8/12-8/16

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

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

Deadline 5/21 5/21 5/27 5/27 6/3 6/3 6/10 6/10 6/17 6/17 7/1 7/1 7/8 7/8 7/15 7/15 7/22 7/22 7/29 7/29 8/5 8/5

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 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72 $40 /$48 /$60 /$72

Activity 235600-01 235602-01 235600-02 235602-02 235600-03 235602-03 235600-04 235602-04 235600-05 235602-05 235600-06 235602-06 235600-07 235602-07 235600-08 235602-08 235600-09 235602-09 235600-10 235602-10 235600-11 235602-11

Learn the fundamentals and sport knowledge needed for your next step into sports. These fun, active, skill-improving camps are designed for beginning to intermediate athletes. Day Date Time M-F 6/3-6/7 9:00A-12:00P Soccer Camp M-F 6/10-6/14 9:00A-12:00P Mini Hawks Multi-Sport Camp M-F 7/8-7/12 9:00A-12:00P Multi-Sport Camp

Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/27 $139 /$164 /$189 /$214 235209-01

4-7

6/3

$139 /$164 /$189 /$214

235209-02

7-12

7/1

$139 /$164 /$189 /$214

235209-05

Science Matters:

Fizz Bang Boom Chemistry Lab Meeting Rooms

Our Junior Boom Institute of Higher Reactions will make your Summer a Blast! Build science skills and solve the mystery of the Growing Glove, catch a rainbow in a test tube, trap the foaming monster, and make a tasty Root Beer treat. Don your lab goggles for tons of fun in this exciting Chemistry Camp. Day Date M-F 6/3-6/7

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

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/27 $195 /$230 /$255 /$280 362302-01

Science Matters:

Supervised Lunch Meeting Rooms

Can’t decide which Science Matters camp your student will like better? Why not take both? If your camper is enrolled in both camps, they may stay with our camp counselors over the hour for lunch between camps. ONLY for campers enrolled in both camps. Day Date M-F 6/3-6/7

Time 12:00-1:00P

Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/27 Free with camp 362302-02

Science Matters:

Blue Ocean: Adventure Under the Sea

iDap Computer Camp

Fortnite Paintball Meeting Room

Meeting Rooms

Be a part of the entire movie making process! You’ll Learn:  Storyboarding and shot planning  Special Effects—green screen, makeup, post production  Animation and Graphic Design  Videography—Campers will be behind the camera and learn camera techniques and shoot all video for the production  Editing—video and audio editing to complete the movie in postproduction. . Day Date

Tu-F 5/28-5/31

To register, see page 9.

Time 9:00A-4:00P

Age 10-16

Come Take a Dive into the world of Marine Biology and Oceanography. Dissect a real shark, design our own fish, and bring to life genuine Triassic Triops. Examine sea shells from the sea shore and make a cool design to take home. We’ll continue the fun and examine the anatomy of a fish and make fish print t-shirts. We’ll finish the week and come face-to-face with some unique sea creatures such as squid. Jump right in for an Adventure Under the Sea. Day Date M-F 6/3-6/7

Time 1:00-4:00P

Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/27 $195 /$230 /$255 /$280 362302-03

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/21 $212 /$250 /$275 /$300 236602-01

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

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YOUTH Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Camps

Enjoy theatre camp this summer with Cincinnati’s Playhouse in the Park! On the last day of camp, performers will share scenes they have created. Day Date Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity M-F 6/24-6/28 9:00-4:30P 7-12 6/17 $208 /$245 /$270 /$295 362300-02 Adventure Movies: Perform action movements through thrilling, cinematic adventures. M-F 7/22-8/2 9:00-4:30P 7-12 7/15 $463 /$545 /$570 /$595 362300-03 Performance Academy’s Suessical KIDS: Enter the fantastic world of Dr. Suess in a musical twoweek extravaganza this summer!

Young Rembrandts Summer Workshops Activity Room A

You won’t believe the colorful and impressive results from these skillenhancing workshops. No experience is necessary. Please wear an old shirt or smock to class each day. Day Date Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity M-F 6/3-6/7 9:00-10:30A 6-12 5/27 $95 /$112 /$137 /$162 262301-01 Anime and Manga: Create drawings of colorful characters with expressive personalities that will jump off the page. M-F 6/3-6/7 10:45A-12:15P 6-12 5/27 $95 /$112 /$137 /$162 262301-02 Horses, Horses and More Horses: Learn how to draw horses of all shapes, sizes, and styles. M-F 6/17-6/21 9:00-10:30A 6-12 6/10 $95 /$112 /$137 /$162 262301-03 Land of Dinosaurs: Travel back in time and draw illustrations of dinosaurs. M-F 6/17-6/21 10:45A-12:15P 7-13 6/10 $95 /$112 /$137 /$162 262301-04 Lovable Pets: Illustrate your favorite household pets! M-F 7/8-7/12 9:00-10:30A 6-12 7/1 $95 /$112 /$137 /$162 262301-05 Steamin’ Up Summer: Explore the world of STEAM while creating amazing drawings. M-F 7/8-7/12 10:45A-12:15P 6-12 7/1 $95 /$112 /$137 /$162 262301-06 Colorful Critters: Learn pastel drawing and texturing techniques to illustrate bees, frogs, owls and more. M-F 7/22-7/26 9:00-10:30A 5-6 7/15 $95 /$112 /$137 /$162 262301-07 Animals of the World: Create artwork from desert to sea with jaguars, seahorses and more! M-F 7/22-7/26 10:45A-12:15P 6-12 7/15 $95 /$112 /$137 /$162 262301-08 Toy Time: Learn how to draw expressions to convey emotions while illustrating some favorite toys.

Abrakadoodle Camps! Activity Room A

Day Date Time M-F 6/24-6/28 1:00-4:00P

Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/17 $151 /$178 /$203 /$228 363102-03

Travel with us on this creative journey and change the way you see the world! Create 3D masterpieces inspired by world cultures. Create art using a variety of materials and connect with people from all over the world. Day Date Time M-F 7/15-7/19 1:00-4:00P

Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7/8 $151 /$178 /$203 /$228 363102-05

The circus is coming to town, Abrakadoodle style! Clown around with circus paintings and faces, tame clever circus animal sculptures, and be the ringmaster of your own imagination at the Big Abrakadoodle Circus complete with carnival games, costumes, laughter, oohs and aahs, and fun! Day Date M-F 7/29-8/2

Time 1:00-4:00P

Age 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7/22 $151 /$178 /$203 /$228 363102-07

Camp Build It encourages collaboration as well as the development of individual skills and brain power. Campers work with a variety of tools and materials to create large-scale sculptures, imaginative creatures, games, and more.

Science Matters:

Robo Quest

iDap Computer Camp

Lego Robotics

Meeting Rooms

Meeting Room

Create and program a Lego Robot and see if it can make it through the Gauntlet in the Olympic arena. Campers will learn machine programming and the basics of robotics in a friendly competition against other campers for robot victory. Day Date Time Age M-F 6/10-6/14 9:00A-12:00P 8-14

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Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/3 $105 /$124 /$149 /$174 236602-04

Use your imagination and the power of science to build a Bot that draws and a Sumo Bot that’s up to our Battle Area. You’ll make a Science Matters Electromagnetic Train and design your own Cubelet robot to do your bidding. NOTE: This camp will include an introduction to soldering and campers will be using soldering irons. Day Date M-F 7/8-7/12

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

PRE: Premier pass holder

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7/1 $195 /$230 /$255 /$280 362302-04

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


MAY 28 - 31

STILL TIME TO REGISTER JULY 8 - 12

JUNE 3 - 7 JULY 15 - 19

JUNE 10 - 14

JULY 22 - 26

JUNE 17 - 21

JULY 29 - AUGUST 2

JUNE 24 - 28

AUGUST 5 - 9

AUGUST 12 - 16


NEW RESIDENT

COFFEE

YOUTH Science Matters:

Supervised Lunch Meeting Rooms

Can’t decide which Science Matters camp your student will like better? Why not take both? If your camper is enrolled in both camps, they may stay with our camp counselors over the hour for lunch between camps. ONLY for campers enrolled in both camps. Day Date M-F 7/8-7/12

Time 12:00-1:00P

Age 9-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7/1 Free with camp 362302-05

Science Matters:

Wednesdays June 5 & August 7 10:30 a.m. MASON COMMUNITY CENTER

Mason-Montgomery Road

Mason, OH

Xtreme STEM Olympiad Meeting Rooms

Join us as we vault our way through our STEM Olympiad! Create your athlete and then build mechanical arms, catapults, and hover crafts that throw, launch, and spin them. You’ll love the rough and tumble Xtreme STEM Olympiad Athlete. Its Newton Laws of Motion to the MAX plus a few extras to make this a Gold Medal Camp. Day Date M-F 7/8-7/12

Time 1:00-4:00P

Age 9-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7/1 $195 /$230 /$255 /$280 362302-06

iDap Computer Camp

3D Printing Meeting Room

FREE CHEEZYBREAD With purchase of any Large Pizza at menu price.

Campers will experiment with the principles of game design, graphic designing all game materials and game board, along with 3D game piece design. Day Date Time Age M-F 7/15-7/19 9:00A-12:00P 8-16

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7/8 $105 /$124 /$149 /$174 236602-05

iDap Computer Camp

Video Game Production Meeting Room

Campers will use the latest software from UNITY to create a video game for mobile devices (iPhone, Andriod phones, iPod Touch, iPad, Andriod tablets). Participants will be introduced to the rapid prototype development model and have the option of creating a game from scratch or using existing templates as inspiration. Day Date M-F 8/5-8/9

You must mention this coupon when ordering and submit it when picking up your order.

6360 Tylersville Road

513-204-1555

DINE IN X CARRYOUT X DELIVERY

Order Online at MARCOS.COM

Every Store. Every day. The Italian Way. Specials and coupons are limited time. Participating locations only; cannot be combined with other offers. Price does not include delivery charge or taxes, (varies by location). Delivery orders must meet minimum amount. © 2019 Marco’s Franchising, LLC. 12613-119

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Time 9:0A-4:00P

Age 10-16

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7/29 $215 /$253 /$278 /$303 236602-08

iDap Computer Camp

Minecraft MOD Meeting Room

Use Tynker to create your own custom Minecraft MOD. To deploy Minecraft mods, skins, and resources made with in the iDaP Minecraft MOD Camp, you will need a Minecraft account purchased from www.minecraft.net and have the classic Minecraft installed on your computer. Day Date Time M-F 8/12-8/16 9:00-4:00P

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 8-14

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 8/5 $215 /$253 /$278 /$303 236602-09

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

YOUTH Sassy Sixes and Sevens Gymnastics

SPECIAL EVENTS

Parents’ Night Out

Multipurpose Room

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. The evening will consist of themed programming and a pizza party sponsored by Marco’s Pizza. We ask that you please pack a snack and drink for each event. Parents’ Night Out is available to Premier members only. We ask that each family sign up for only one Parents’ Night Out per month.

Early Bird Special

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

Date 6/3-6/24 6/4-6/25 6/7-6/28 6/8-6/29

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 5/27 5/28 5/31 6/1

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

Activity 343472-05 343472-06 343472-07 343472-08

M Tu F Sa

7/8-8/5 7/9-8/6 7/12-8/9 7/13-8/10

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

6-7 6-7 6-7 6-7

7/1 7/2 7/5 7/6

$60 /$71 /$89 /$107 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107

343472-09 343472-10 343472-11 343472-12

Online registration for Parents’ Night Out starts at 7:45 a.m. on Friday, May 17. Phone registration begins at 8 a.m.

INVITATION ONLY CLASSES

Day Date Time Age Deadline Fee Activity F 6/7 6:00-9:00P 3-12 5/31 Free 333806-01 Passport to Fun: Stamp your way to a win by playing Around the World Bingo. Participants 6 years and older will enjoy swim time. F 6/21 6:00-9:00P 3-12 6/14 Free 333806-02 Show Me The Magic: Enjoy a child-friendly magic show for all ages performed by a local magician! F 7/12 6:00-9:00P 3-12 7/5 Free 333806-03 Splish Splash Night: Create your own summer themed beach craft. Participants 6 years and older will enjoy swim time. F 7/26 6:00-9:00P 3-12 7/19 Free 333806-04 Imaginarium Night: Let your imagination soar by creating a unique craft and playing a wide variety of kids’ games. F 8/16 6:00-9:00P 3-12 8/9 Free 333806-05 Back to School Bash: Celebrate the start of the school year by participating in group games and creating a back to school themed craft. F 8/30 6:00-9:00P 3-12 8/23 Free 333806-06 Battle of the Bands: Enjoy a kid-friendly concert performed by School of Rock.

Please note: Invitation to the following classes is at the gymnastic coach’s discretion.

Advanced Sassy Sixes and Sevens Multipurpose Room

Younger students who are ready for more advanced gymnastics skills may be invited by their instructor to practice in this class. He or she will work on more advanced routines on the vault, uneven bars, balance beam, and floor. This class meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Day Date Tu,Th 6/4-6/27

Time Age Tu 6:30-7:30P 6-7 Th 5:30-6:30P

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/28 $80 /$95 /$119 /$143 343468-02

Tu,Th 7/9-8/8

Tu 6:30-7:30P 6-7 Th 5:30-6:30P

7/3

SPORTS

$100 /$118//$143 /$168 343468-03

Beginners Gymnastics

Advanced Beginners

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.

Students in this class must have some gymnastics experience and have mastered the basic Beginner skills. This class will provide a greater challenge to students on the floor, uneven bars, balance beam, and vault.

Multipurpose Room

Multipurpose Room

Day M Tu Th

Date 6/3-6/24 6/4-6/25 6/6-6/27

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

Age 8-17 8-17 8-17

Deadline 5/287 5/28 5/30

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

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M Tu Th

7/8-8/5 7/9-8/6 7/11-8/8

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

8-17 8-17 8-17

7/1 7/2 7/4

$60 /$71 /$89 /$107 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107

343487-07 343487-08 343487-09

To register, see page 9.

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

Day Date M,W 6/3-6/26

Time 6:30-7:30P

Age 8-17

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/27 $80 /$95 /$119 /$143 343482-02

M,W 7/8-8/7

6:30-7:30P

8-17

7/1

$100 /$118//$143 /$168 343482-03

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YOUTH HAVE YOU BEEN A COMMUNITY CENTER MEMBER FOR A FEW YEARS?

Please stop by the Member Services Desk to get your photo refreshed and update your household information.

Future Stars Tennis

Junior Champs Tennis 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. There are no make-ups for classes missed by the participant. 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 Time Th 5/30-6/20 6:00-7:00P Sa 6/1-6/22 12:00-1:00P

Age 6-8 6-8

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/23 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78 342221-04 5/25 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78 342221-05

Th Sa

6/27-7/25 6/29-7/27

6:00-7:00P 12:00-1:00P

6-8 6-8

6/20 6/29

$44 /$52 /$65 /$78 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98

342221-06* 342221-07

Th Sa

8/1-8/22 8/3-8/24

6:00-7:00P 12:00-1:00P

6-8 6-8

7/25 7/27

$44 /$52 /$65 /$78 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78

342221-08 342221-09

Th 8/29-9/26 6:00-7:00P Sa 8/31-9/28 12:00-1:00P *No Class 7/4 & 9/14

6-8 6-8

8/22 8/24

$55 /$65 /$82 /$98 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78

342221-10 342221-11*

SPORTS

Heritage Oak Park

Future Stars are tennis players just beginning to play from the baseline and will follow the “games” approach to learning tennis. There are no make-ups for classes missed by the participant. 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 5/28-6/18 5/30-6/20 6/1-6/22

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

Tu Th Sa

6/25-7/23 6/27-7/25 6/29-7/27

Tu Th Sa

7/30-8/20 8/1-8/22 8/3-8/24

Age 6-8 6-8 6-8

Deadline 5/21 5/23 5/25

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $44 /$52 /$65 /$78 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78

Activity 342220-05 342220-06 342220-07

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

6/18 6/20 6/22

$55 /$65 /$82 /$98 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98

342220-09 342220-10* 342220-11

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

7/23 7/25 7/27

$44 /$52 /$65 /$78 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78

342220-12 342220-13 342220-14

Tu 8/27-9/24 7:00-8:00P 6-8 Th 8/29-9/26 6:00-7:00P 6-8 Sa 8/31-9/28 11:00A-12:00P 6-8 *No Class 7/4 & 9/14

8/20 8/22 8/24

$55 /$65 /$82 /$98 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78

342220-15 342220-16 342220-17*

ANNUAL POOL MAINTENANCE The Community Center Leisure and Competition pools will be closed for annual maintenance in August. Competition pool maintenance August 3–August 11 Leisure pool maintenance August 10–August 18 48 CenterPoint Summer 2019

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Tennis Heritage Oak Park

This class is for students who are beginning to play sets. Participants can hit six of 10 serves in from the baseline and can rally five balls in a row with a partner from the baseline. There are no make-ups for classes missed by the participant. 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 6/1-6/22 Sa 6/29-7/27 Sa 8/3-8/24 Sa 8/31-9/28 *No Class 9/14

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

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 10-18 10-18 10-18 10-18

Deadline 5/25 6/22 7/27 8/24

BAS: Basic pass holder

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $44 /$52 /$65 /$78 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78

Activity 342218-03 342218-04 342218-05 342218-06*

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


TEEN ENRICHMENT

Beekeeping 101 Activity Room A

Join us to learn more about the process of getting started in beekeeping. We will discuss bee biology, hive management, and equipment. Day Date Sa 8/10

Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 10:00-11:00A 12 & up 8/3 $0 /$5 /$10 /$10 313300-01

FITNESS & HEALTH

Monument Challenge Fitness Center

Can you climb your way to 14 worldwide landmarks in 31 days? This July, take yourself to a new fitness level on the Stairmaster while you climb to the tallest monuments. Receive your card to track your progress at the Fitness Floor desk after you’ve registered. Date 7/1-7/31

Time Varies

To register, see page 4.

Age 12 & up

Deadline 6/24

www.imaginemason.org

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity Free 369110-01

513.229.8555

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ADULT AQUATICS

FITNESS & WELLNESS

CPR/AED Classes

Adult Group Learn to Swim Class

Fire Station 51 Community Room

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. Intermediate adults who have mastered submerging and floating will work on backstroke and freestyle readiness. Day Date Time M 6/3-6/24 7:05-7:35P Summer Session 1 M 7/8-7/29 7:05-7:35P Summer Session 2

Age 15 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/27 $38 /$45 /$57 /$68 352334

15 & up

7/1

$38 /$45 /$57 /$68

352434

As part of our effort to make the community a safer place to live and work, the City of Mason Fire Department is offering a series of CPR classes in 2019. CPR training is free for Premier members and Mason residents, and a small fee for nonresidents (discounts available for nonresidents who are Basic members of Mason Community Center). All CPR instructors are Mason Firefighter/Paramedics and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members. During the sessions, participants will learn adult and child CPR as well as the proper operation of an automated external defibrillator (AED). After the fourhour class, participants will receive a certification from the American Heart Association. Classes will be held in the community room at Fire Station 51, 4420 Mason-Montgomery Road. Please register through Mason Community Center. Day Date M 7/1

Time 9:00A-1:00P

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 18 & up 6/24 $0 /$7 /$0 /$10 321620-04

Blood Drive

City of Mason, in partnership with Hoxworth Blood Center, is hosting a blood drive at Mason Community Center Friday, June 7 and Friday, August 2 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Register at hoxworth.org.

Bodies in Balance: Water Leisure Pool

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 physical therapist, 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 T,Th T,Th T,Th

Date 6/4-6/27 7/9-8/1 8/6-8/29

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

Age 18 & up 18 & up 18 & up

Deadline 5/28 7/2 7/30

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $64 /$76 /$95 /$114 $64 /$76 /$95 /$114 $64 /$76 /$95 /$114

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ENRICHMENT

PROTECT: Women’s Self-Defense Meeting Room

Develop awareness, strength, and self-confidence by participating in PROTECT: Women’s Self-Defense. This two-hour class provides information on home, vehicle, and personal safety. Learn techniques to defend yourself in a dangerous situation. This includes hands-on training covering low level self-defense moves and simulated selfdefense situations. Day Date W 6/26

Time 6:00-8:00P

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Age 14 & up

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 Age Fee (PRE/BAS) Varies 15 & up $0* /$30** *Up to 4 free assessments per year. **Rate will be discounted from a personal training package purchased following your assessment.

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/19 Free 221600-12

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

ADULT Building Your Wellness Meeting Rooms

This eight-week program will educate you on food choices that will optimize health and target healthy eating habits. Each week your dietetic technician will apply healthy eating habits into everyday living. Day Date Tu 6/4-7/30 F 6/7-8/2

Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7:30-8:30P 15 & up 5/28 $92 /$109 /$134 /$159 369108-01 11:00-12:00P 15 & up 5/31 $92 /$109 /$134 /$159 369108-02

Cycle 101

TRX 101

Studio C (2nd floor) Cycle 101 is for the first-time cyclist. The class begins with tips on footwear, proper bike setup, and water intake. You’ll then be guided through all the various climbs, jumps, and cadence speeds that are featured in our regular drop-in group exercise classes to ensure you build your strength and endurance for a safe and effective workout. Day Date Sa 6/8

Time 9:30-10:15A

Age 12 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/1 $0 /$2 /$20 /$20 721300-01

TRX

This introductory class will prepare you for our regularly scheduled TRX classes. The instructor will help you focus on correct form, safety, and strength training that challenges your major muscle groups. This program will also feature cardio, flexibility, and balance elements that you will experience in the drop-in group exercise TRX classes. Registration is required. Day Date Sa 6/8

Time 8:30-9:15A

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 12 & up 6/1 $0 /$2 /$20 /$20 721301-01

VINYASA YOGA

To register, see page 9.

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

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ADULT How has Biggest Winner and Building Your Wellness helped you obtain your nutrition and fitness goals?

Build Your Wellness at the Community Center

Diet and exercise are key to a healthy lifestyle. Biggest Winner teams met twice a week and experienced a variety of cardio and strength workouts led by their Biggest Winner coach as well as guest spotlight coaches. Participants competed for most strength gained and most inches lost. Building Your Wellness participants met once a week to learn about healthy food choices to optimize their health and target healthy eating habits into everyday living. Community Center Premier member Amy Rasmussen saw tangible results as a participant in Biggest Winner and Building Your Wellness this past winter.

My fitness routine came to a grinding halt last fall when my dog passed unexpectedly. We had walked/ran miles together on a daily basis; in any kind of weather. Suddenly, there was no reason to make time for exercise; and it felt sad and lonely on those same trails alone after 10 years. Understandably, my nutrition goals were the furthest thing from my mind as well. I realized that it was time to make a change, and I needed to find something new and different to get back to my once healthy lifestyle. I signed up for both the Biggest Winner and Building Your Wellness and spent the first two months of winter attending both programs in the evenings. Having these obligations kept me motivated to show up. In the past, I have had a tendency to talk myself into staying home on a cold dark winter night. The accountability to show up made all the difference! With a disciplined focus on both nutrition and exercise, I was so excited to see a seven-pound weight drop at our mid-point evaluation and to receive the Biggest Winner award on my team at over 10 pounds lost by the end.

What specific changes have you made as part of your daily routine after completing Biggest Winner and Building Your Wellness?

In Building Your Wellness, we kept daily nutrition

logs to identify our habits. I don’t need to continue keeping the logs, but it helped me retrain myself to identify how each day should look from a nutrition and calorie standpoint. Most restaurants now post their calorie content, so there’s no excuse not to make wise choices and modifications. On the fitness side, the Biggest Winner program is like an orientation of the Community Center’s exercise options. I have done many of the classes over the years, but there were a few I had never felt adventurous enough to try. Our team had a great time getting to know each other while learning new classes, and have stayed in touch to continue to motivate each other to keep showing up.

What is your favorite workout?

My favorite workout is The Ride (group cycling). I actually hated it in the beginning. It’s a dreadful long hour when you’re not in shape. Then, suddenly, after a couple of weeks, there’s this amazing change when you realize you are keeping up the with RPMs and raising your resistance on cue! For me, it was the most grueling workout getting back into shape, but I wouldn’t have lost 10 pounds in this short period of time without my new habit of spinning twice a week! My kids have seen that the hard work paid off for me, and just attended the Cycle 101 class. Now that my nights are no longer structured with Biggest Winner and Building Your Wellness appointments, I am looking forward to taking my kids along for The Ride!

Personal Training Fitness Center

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

BODYPUMP 101 Studio A

BODYPUMP, the original LES MILLS barbell class, will sculpt, tone, and strengthen your entire body, fast. Now is your chance to make every single rep count. In BODYPUMP 101 you will work on form, technique and timing of the moves you see in a typical class. This program is designed for both new and regular class attendees looking to improve their performance. Day Date Su 6/9

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Time 2:45-3:45P

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 13 & up

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/1 $0 /$2 /$20 /$20 321317-02

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


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ADULT SPORTS

Introductory Training Specials for Members

Members Only

These are available to all members new to personal training for a onetime purchase. You can choose either package but won’t have the option to take advantage of both. Three 30-Minute Introductory Sessions $66 / Three 1-Hour Introductory Sessions $99 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

Premier

Basic

Non-Member

$35 $189

$42 $223

$63 $273

$370

$436

$486

$26 each $140 each $275 each

$31 each $165 each $324 each

$47 each $215 each $374 each

Premier

Basic

Non-Member

$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

$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

$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

Adult Badminton Field House

Come in to play badminton on Court 1 with Community Center members during these designated drop-in badminton times. Day T,Th,Sa

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

Time varies*

*T, Th: 7 to 9P and Sa: 8 to 10:30A No Class 7/4

Age 18 & up

Fee Free

Activity 722201-11

Members Only

Adult Basketball Gymnasium A

Come in to play basketball with Community Center members during these designated drop-in basketball times. A Mason Community Center staff member will be present on the courts to verify that all participants are registered and following rules. Day Date Time M,W,Sa 6/1-8/31 varies* *M,W: 5 to 7P and Sa: 10A to 12P *No Class 7/3

Age 18 & up

Fee Free

Activity 722200-11

Adult Beginner Tennis Heritage Oak Park

Build on your skills and learn tennis strategy with this class. You’ll work on traditional stroke work and rallying skills. There are no make-ups for classes missed by the participant. 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 Tu Tu Tu

Date 5/28–6/18 6/25–7/23 7/30–8/20 8/27–9/24

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

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

Deadline 5/21 6/18 7/23 8/20

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $44 /$52 /$65 /$78 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98

Activity 342209-03 342209-05 342209-07 342209-09

Adult Cardio Tennis Heritage Oak Park

Build on your skills on doubles and tennis strategy in this intermediate/advanced class. There are no make-ups for classes missed by the participant. 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 Th Th Th Th

To register, see page 9.

Date 6/1-8/31

Date 5/30-6/20 6/27-7/25 8/1-8/22 8/29-9/26

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

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

Deadline 5/23 6/20 7/25 8/22

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $44 /$52 /$65 /$78 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78 $44 /$52 /$65 /$78 $55 /$65 /$82 /$98

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Activity 342208-05 342208-06* 342208-07 342208-08

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SENIOR Learn to Spot & Avoid Fraud

ENRICHMENT

Develop your Computer Skills

The senior center offers computer classes to enhance your basic knowledge and learn about anti-virus protection, browsing the internet, handling digital photos, and buying and selling on the internet. Classes are by appointment only on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Contact Mason Community Center to make a reservation.

Understand the common scams, current scams, and the persuasion tactics scammers will use to steal personal information to commit identity theft. You’ll also learn the basics of cybersecurity and what you should and should not be sharing online. This class is presented in partnership with Sheridan of Mason. Day Date Th 6/13

Time 1:15-2:15P

Age All

Deadline 6/6

Fee Free

Activity 343109-01

Maximize your Independence Senior Center

Join senior advisors from CarePatrol to learn about maximizing your independence on your terms! “To Move or Not to Move; How to Keep Your Independence by Knowing When it is Time” from Care Patrol. This is a free community service that consults, educates, and advocates for seniors to help identify safer living options through assisted living, independent living, memory care, and in-home care. Day Date Th 6/27

Time 1:15-2:15P

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 55 & up 6/20 FREE 341607-01

Alzheimer’s Series Living with Alzheimer’s Late Stage Senior Lounge

Learn ways to communicate and provide daily care in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease. Day Date Tu 6/11

Time 1:15-2:15P

Age 55 & up

Deadline 6/4

Fee Free

Activity 341527-01

Effective Communication Strategies Senior Lounge

Understand ways to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and identify strategies to help connect at each stage of the disease. Day Date Tu 7/16

Time 1:15-2:15P

Age 55 & up

Deadline 7/9

Fee Free

Activity 341528-01

Art Class: Wooden Sign Workshop Senior Center

It’s time to be creative! Come alone or bring your friends to design a wooden sign in a custom workshop. You will have an artistic experience you won’t forget! Day Date M 7/29

Time 9:30-11:30A

Dementia Conversations

Senior Center Library

Senior Lounge

The Senior Lounge, located in the Senior Center, offers a variety books for you to read. No need to check a book out; if you take a book, please return it when you’re finished.

This class provides the skills to have honest and caring conversations with family members about going to the doctor, when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. Day Date Tu 8/13

Time 1:15-2:15P

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Age 55 & up

Deadline 8/6

Fee Free

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 55 & up 7/16 $20 /$24 /$30 /$36 321205-01

Activity 341529-01

PRE: Premier pass holder

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

SENIOR Bunco

Are you interested in playing Bunco? Bunco is a great social dice game with no prior experience needed. It’s easy and quick to learn. Stop by the Senior Center for more information.

Book Review Sandy One, This Is Crown Senior Center

Parkinson’s Exercise

Tom Burdin, a Community Center senior member and author, shares his experiences through Sandy One, This Is Crown. Learn about his journey from early interest in aviation, through pilot training, preparation to go to the Vietnam War and Korean War as well as his time in the war.

Mason’s Parkinson’s Support Group offers you education, exercise therapy, and support that have proven beneficial in helping cope with this disease. On the third Thursday of each month, there is a pot luck dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a speaker at 6:30 p.m.

Day Date Th 8/22

Time 1:15-2:15P

Age All

Deadline 7/5

Fee Free

Activity 343107-01

Senior Center

Day Th

Time 5:00-6:00P

Age 18 & up

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $0 /$0 /$1 /$1

JUNE Coupon

25% OFF ONE REGULAR PRICED ITEM*

JUly Coupon

30% OFF ONE REGULAR PRICED ITEM*

AUGUST Coupon

35% OFF

*One coupon per family. Not redeemable for cash. Facsimiles are not accepted. Excludes postal items.

ONE REGULAR PRICED ITEM*

To register, see page 9.

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

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SENIOR

Walking Wednesdays

Walk with friends around the lake at Pine Hill Lakes Park. Meet in the Senior Center at 9:00 a.m. Day W

Date 6/5-7/24

Time 9:30-10:00A

Age 55 & up

Fee Free

Tai Chi

The style of Tai Chi Chuan emphasizes soft and slow movements that enhance lower body strength and improve circulation, balance, and stability.

Cards, Games & More!

Do you enjoy playing cards and getting together with friends? Come join one of the Senior Center’s many card and game groups including Hand & Foot Canasta, Euchre, Party Bridge, Mah Jongg, and Dominoes. Duplicate Bridge requires a reservation. Call the Senior Center at 513.229.8555 for days and times or additional information.

Day Beginner (Meeting Rooms) Th Advanced (Studio A) Th

Time 12:00-1:00P 1:00P-3:00P

SPECIAL EVENTS

Pot Luck Luncheon Senior Center

Join us this spring for our popular lunches. Main entrees are provided by our generous sponsors— Barrington of West Chester, Chesterwood, Mason Christian Village, Mason Health Care, Cedar Village and other visiting organizations. Each individual attending must bring a side dish to serve 8-10 people. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Mason Community Center’s Senior Center at 513.229.8555. Day Th

Fitness Center

Stay strong with a senior workout program that is perfect for all fitness levels. Join us in a circuit program designed and run each week by a certified personal trainer and utilizes TRX straps, BOSU, stability balls, dumbbells, medicine balls, and more. Circuit training is a great way to get maximum results in minimal time and provides full body fitness, toning, and strength. Date 6/4-6/27 7/9-8/1 8/6-8/29

Time 8:45-9:30A 8:45-9:30A 8:45-9:30A

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Age 55 & up 55 & up 55 & up

Deadline 5/28 7/2 7/31

Time 12:00-1:00P

Age 55 & up

Fee $1

Safari Dinner

Senior Fitness Training

Day Tu,Th Tu,Th Tu,Th

Date 6/6-8/29

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

Activity 361603-09 361603-09 361603-09

Let’s go on a SAFARI! One Wednesday a month, members of the Senior Center meet at a local restaurant under the reservation name Mason Senior Center. Call the Senior Center at 513.229.8555 to reserve your spot. Reservation is required. Day Date Time Age W 6/12 6:00-8:00P 55 & up Clyborne, 5948 Snider Road, Mason W 7/10 6:00-8:00P 55 & up Basil’s On Market, 5650 Tylersville Road, Mason W 8/14 6:00-8:00P 55 & up Firebirds, 5075 Deerfield Boulevard, Mason

PRE: Premier pass holder

Deadline 6/5

Fee Free

Activity 344300-01

7/3

Free

344300-02

8/7

Free

344300-03

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

SENIOR Breakfast Bingo Senior Center

Join us for a morning of BINGO fun while enjoying donuts, pastries, and coffee. Please bring quarters for BINGO cards—you may go home a winner! Day Date Time Age W 6/19 9:00-10:30A 55 & up W 7/17 9:00-10:30A 55 & up W 8/21 9:00-10:30A 55 & up *Sponsored by The Sheridan at Mason.

Deadline 6/12 7/10 8/14

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $5/$5/$5/$5 $5/$5/$5/$5 $5/$5/$5/$5

Activity 343108-01* 343108-01 343108-01

Movie Days

Grandparents Day

Senior Center

Come and enjoy a movie in the Senior Center. Free popcorn and drinks are provided by Brookdale at Long Cove Pointe. Day Date Time Age F 6/21 2:00P 55 & up F 7/19 2:00P 55 & up W 8/16 2:00P 55 & up *Movies are subject to change to change.

Fee Free Free Free

Movie* A Star Is Born Mary Poppins Returns The Old Man & The Gun

Cincinnati Art Museum-Burning Man

Senior Center

Attention Grandparents! Here’s your chance to spend some time with your grandchildren and show them off at the Community Center. Bring your grandchild(ren) to swim or use the Edge for an hour, followed by a fun craft and lunch at noon in our Senior Center. Day Date Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity Th 7/11 9:00-1:00P All 7/5 Free* 343106-01 *All members are free. Non-members: grandparents are $10 and grandchildren are $5 each.

SPORTS

Cincinnati Art Museum

Join us for a day trip to the Cincinnati Art Museum and see the newest exhibit, No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man. Transport to the Burning Man event through stunning rooms, films, costume, jewelry, and more. Plan to stop for lunch on the way. Day Date Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity Tu 6/25 10:30-5:00P 55 & up 7/16 $23 /$23 /$26 /$26 349102-01 *all members pay $23 including healthy lifestyles and social members

Members Only

Pickleball-Drop In Gymnasium A&B

Pickleball is a combination of badminton, ping-pong, and tennis with two to four players using paddles to hit a ball back and forth over the net. Pickleball provides the cardiovascular workout you’re looking for. Equipment can be checked out at the Member Service Desk.

Casino Motorcoach Day Trip

Join us for a fun trip to Belterra Park Gaming including a free buffet coupon along with a free $5 money card. Space is limited. Day Date Tu 7/23

To register, see page 9.

Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 10:00A-4:00P 55 & up 7/16 $23 /$23 /$26 /$26 349102-01

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

Day W All skill levels M F Beginner Tu,Th Intermediate/Advanced M New Player Orientation

Time 12:00-2:00P

Age 50 & up

12:00-2:00P 12:00-2:00P

50 & up 50 & up

12:00-2:00P

50 & up

11:30A-12:00P

50 & up

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