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SUMMER 2021

NEWS AND ACTIVITIES FOR MASON AND DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP

MASON MANTA RAYS PATH TO THE OLYMPICS CITY OF MASON

EXPLORE DEERFIELD’S PARKS DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP

PARTNERS IN WELLNESS

TRIHEALTH & CITY OF MASON

LEARNING SUCCESS THROUGH COVID MASON CITY SCHOOLS


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

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Tony Bradburn Council Member

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Diana K. Nelson Council Member

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Jim Siciliano Trustee

Dan Corey Fiscal Officer

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

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2021 Updated Events

ast year, the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in the City’s 2020 Red Rhythm and Boom (RRB) community event being cancelled. However, the RRB Incident Command Team continued their work providing virtual programming opportunities for the community during the pandemic as well as monitoring and planning for a 2021 Red Rhythm and Boom event. During the initial planning process, the Incident Command Team identified limitations of hosting a 2021 Red, Rhythm & Boom in its typical format due to uncertainties that remain as a result of the pandemic and scheduled projects leading to an insufficient amount of preparation time for a high-quality event. Typically, entertainment acts, stage, lighting, and sound for the event have been secured late fall/early spring, but due to the continuation of the pandemic there is less of a market for national entertainment acts and an increased risk of financial commitments with contingencies in the contracts for acts that are touring. In addition, school infrastructure improvements on the Municipal Center/Community Center/ High School Campus are scheduled in areas typically used for staging of the event and may not be completed prior to the event. Our goal is to provide residents the high-quality event they have come to anticipate each year. Unfortunately, as a result of the continued uncertainties, limitations and sensitivities, and concerns of the community, the Incident Command Team has recommended the delay of RRB until later this fall. This summer, the City of Mason is excited to announce the return of the Music in Mason Concert Series on the Downtown Plaza with eight Friday evening events planned for June and July. The first event will take place on Friday, June 4 featuring two bands—Crown Watts takes the stage at 6:00 p.m. followed by Just Strange Brothers at 8:00 p.m. As a part of this concert series, the City will host a reimagined Downtown

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Block Party at the Downtown Plaza on July 3 to celebrate the patriotic holiday. The event will feature activities, food, and entertainment and a special Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks display at the conclusion of the event, viewable from the Plaza. The event will also be streamed live by ICRC TV to provide an option for those in the community who wish to experience the event in a virtual setting. The July 3 Downtown Block Party provides the opportunity to support the small business community as well as the tradition of providing a patriotic event for the community to enjoy. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 18 for the return of 2021 Red Rhythm and Boom (RRB) held in conjunction with Heritage Festival! Delaying RRB and holding it in conjunction with Heritage Festival in September will allow additional time for progress towards a new normal with COVID-19, greater flexibility for the event footprint, and potentially provide better options to secure national entertainment acts to the scale of the typical Red, Rhythm & Boom event. As a result of all of our efforts during COVID-19, we are beginning to see a return to normal routines, schedules, activities, events. We are excited to be able to begin offering community programming and events that remain focused on COVID-19 protocols and keeping with our mission for building a culture of wellness in the community. Our hearts go out to the families of residents of the community that we have lost during this pandemic. We ask for your continued diligence and kindness as we gain momentum with our community spirit and energy. Again, thank you for your efforts and patience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope everyone remains healthy and that we can enjoy coming together again as a community this year.


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Summer is for Exploring Parks!

hope this letter finds you and yours doing well and enjoying this summer. Summer is a perfect time to explore the great parks that we have in our community. The kids are out of school and looking to burn off energy, the weather is warm, the days are long, and the Great Outdoors is beckoning! We often fall into a pattern of going to the park that is nearest to our house, but I challenge you to explore each of Deerfield’s six major parks at some point this summer. Carter Park is a heavily wooded park in Kings Mills. It features several hiking trails, some of which go down to the Little Miami River. It has a paved trail with a story walk that changes monthly, so come back often! You can rent a plot of land in our community garden. Carter Park also features an archery range that opened in 2018. It is the only free archery range in the area. Cottell Park is one of our most popular parks and houses many amenities. It features paved walking paths, playgrounds for both toddlers and bigger kids, picnic shelters, and is home to the Deerfield Honors Veterans Memorial. Cottell Park has multiuse and baseball fields as well as tennis and basketball courts. The Snyder House in the middle of the park is available to rent for private events. In late summer, the field across the street from Cottell Park, which is owned and maintained by Natorp’s, blooms with sunflowers and becomes a popular destination for photographers of all levels. Fleckenstein Park has paved walking paths, a playground, picnic shelters, multipurpose fields, baseball fields, tennis courts, and a pond where you can fish (catch and release only). It is also the home of Warren County’s first Quilt Barn. Kingswood Park sits on the site of the former Kingswood Golf Course and has seen several improvements over the last couple of years. It features paved and unpaved walking trails,

a large pavilion, pollinator gardens, a prairie, community gardens, and a hill that many like to sled down on snowy days. Every Saturday morning from May to October, the Deerfield Farmers Market sets up shop in the pavilion. Roberts Park is our newest park. The land for the park was generously donated in 2014, and since then we have added paved walking trails, a new parking lot, and a rain garden to the site. Schappacher Park is a hidden gem. It features shelters, a playground with unique features, and a dog park with separate areas for big and little dogs. Bring your furry friend and let them meet new friends! Receiving an honorable mention is Landen-Deerfield Park. This park is owned and maintained by the Warren County Parks District and features many sports fields and courts, an amphitheater, a challenge course, as well as walking paths and trails. In 2018, we underwent a parks master planning process and heard from you about what you loved about our parks and what you wanted to see improved in each one in the future. We have already started implementing parts of this plan and are excited to keep improving our parks. Our parks levy expires after 2022, leaving us with no revenue source to expand, improve, or maintain our parks. After hearing from you in 2018 and how much you love our parks, we are asking you to renew this levy with a small increase this fall so that we can continue improve our parks system and maintain each of our parks to the level that you have come to rightfully expect. I urge you to explore each of the parks on this list to taste the unique flavor that each offers and to envision what the future can hold for each one. Happy exploring!

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Understanding Your Soil’s PH UNDERSTANDING PH

Understanding your soil, particularly soil pH, is one way that you can start to unlock the secret of your soil. Soil pH is the measurement of the acidity or alkalinity of soil. The key to unlocking this secret is to get a soil test. Testing soil fertility every three to five years in the early spring or late fall is recommended. This will ensure that you have soil test results and recommendations prior to buying fertilizer. If you choose to do this in the fall this will also allow you to apply lime or sulfur to help raise or lower the pH of your soil in time for spring planting. You can obtain soil fertility test kits from the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District (WCSWCD). There is a fee for the analysis and fertilizer recommendations. The kit contains an information sheet for each soil sample, which is necessary for the lab to make lime and fertilizer recommendations. There may be considerable variation in the soil pH from one spot in a field, garden, or lawn to another. To determine the average soil pH of a field, garden, or lawn it is necessary to collect soil from multiple locations and combine into one sample. Please visit the WCSWCD website at www.warrenswcd.com to find out more. You will receive the soil test results and recommendations in about two weeks.

SOIL PH FACTORS

Understanding what type of parent material your soil is derived from helps you to understand what pH your soil will be naturally. For example, soils that are derived from basic rocks like limestone or basalt will have a higher pH than those derived from granite or shale which are generally acidic.

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The effect of soil pH is great on the solubility of minerals or nutrients. Before a nutrient can be used by plants it must be dissolved in the soil solution. The pH range is 0 (extremely acid) to 14 (extremely alkaline) with 7 being neutral. Most minerals and nutrients are more soluble or available when soil has a pH of between a 6.0 pH to 7.0 pH.

MODIFYING SOIL PH

Lime is used to raise soil pH. In addition to raising the soil pH, lime also supplies essential plant nutrients, calcium and magnesium to the soil. Lime is the most inexpensive way to supply these nutrients. Lime is classified as either high calcium (calcitic) or high magnesium (dolomitic) lime. High calcium lime contains 3% or less magnesium. The soil test will help determine what is best to use. Whether you should apply pelletized or pulverized lime depends on the type of spreader you have. Pelletized lime is pulverized lime that is moistened and formed into a small pellet so it can be spread with a spinner type spreader. You will need a drop type spreader to apply pulverized lime. Both work equally well. If you grow plants that prefer an acid soil do not use lime in the soil. Lime can severely hamper the health of plants like blueberry, azalea, and rhododendron that prefer a more acidic soil. These plants often benefit from a light application of sulfur that pushes the soil pH lower to where the plants can utilize more of the nutrients in the soil. Remember though that you will need to reapply sulfur to help keep the soil pH where it needs to be as it will naturally go back to the original pH of the “parent” soil. Unlocking the secret of your soil is as simple as getting a soil test and understanding the pH needs of the plants you are growing. For more questions regarding Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District programs and/or technical assistance on water or soil questions, visit www.warrenswcd.com or call 513.695.1337.


CURRENTPROJECTSINMASON Stay connected at ProjectMason.com for more information and updates.

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CARTER KITS

The Mason Fire Department keeps Carter Kits™ on all City ambulances. Carter Kits are designed to provide comfort to children with special needs when a 911 emergency exists. A child receives the kit when emergency personnel arrive on scene with the hopes of making their experience with the event less stressful and drastically reducing emotional trauma. The kits were designed by parents and medical professionals who have experience with children with special needs and contain noise-reducing earmuffs, sunglasses, various sensory toys for visual and tactile engagement, and a soft weighted blanket.

Kingswood Park Growing Naturally The Ohio River Foundation (ORF) is a regional conservation nonprofit organization based in Cincinnati, dedicated to protecting and improving the water quality and ecology of the Ohio River and all waters in its 11-state watershed. ORF works toward these goals through environmental education and conservation activities that serve to inspire environmental stewardship for the benefit and enjoyment of current and future citizens. A part if its restoration activities include invasive species removal. ORF has been performing such work since 2011 on public lands in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, removing more than 320,000 plants and trees. ORF also coordinates the activities of a coalition battling invasive species—the Ohio River Valley Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area (ORV CISMA). In a partnership with Deerfield Township, the Kingswood Park goals include creating healthy, sustainable, natural areas to encourage native wildlife and for the enjoyment of park visitors. This summer the invasive species removal continues by checking any remaining Sweet clover and carefully removing it without threat of spreading. It also includes checking for any late Common Teasel, Canada Thistle, and Poison Hemlock rosettes that may have sprung up in the park. For more information about Deerfield Township parks, please visit www.deerfieldrec. com.

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DEERFIELD TOWNE CENTER “Diversity is having a seat at the table, inclusion is having a voice, and belonging is having the voice be heard,” Liz Fosslien. Deerfield Towne Center partnered with two local artists, David Uy and Brent Billingsly, to create a colorful mural that represents equality. Community is a huge part of everything that matters. to the Deerfield Towne Center and they were very excited when a few helpers wanted to paint! Stop by The Grove area and check out this beautiful mural. The Deerfield Towne Center would love to see you enjoying the mural! Post your pics and tag us @deerfieldtownecenter!

NEW MERCY HEALTH INVESTMENT BRINGS MEDICAL JOBS AND INNOVATION TO THE CITY OF MASON, AND EXPANDS REGIONAL HEALTHCARE OFFERINGS

A new $156 million hospital and medical office campus will begin to take shape later this year on 30 acres along the I-71 Innovation Corridor, thanks to a new partnership between Mercy Health and the City of Mason. The 60-bed inpatient complex will include emergency care, as well as general and orthopedic surgery and a level II heart cath lab. In addition, the medical office building located adjacent to the hospital at the corner of Kings Island Drive and Kings Mills Road will offer specialist care, including cardiology, pulmonology, general surgery, gynecology, gastroenterology, and vascular services. This new state-of-the-art facility will not only provide accessible care to local residents and the region but will also bring an estimated 275 new jobs to Mason, adding to Mason’s strong corporate landscape. Mercy Health and Mason’s aligned strategies and commitment to innovation spurs a new collaborative partnership in Mason’s top tier tech and bio ecosystem. As one of the largest health systems in the country, Bon Secours Mercy Health’s commitment to research and engagement with early-stage companies will help further the ground-breaking innovation in Mason’s BioHub. Mercy Health will break ground in late 2021, marking its first new hospital construction in the region since 2014. Construction is expected to be completed at the end of 2023 bringing emergency care, and surgical and medical services to the region. Welcome Home Mercy Health!

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Prepare for Emergencies The City of Mason encourages you and your family to be prepared for emergencies. Proper preparation will increase your chances of success when emergencies or disasters occur. Below are initial ways to take action by protecting yourself, your family, and your neighbors in preparation for emergencies or disasters. Stay connected in future CenterPoint editions for more tips and ideas.

• Create your own family emergency plan and practice it with your family and friends. Some emergencies you may want to make a plan for include earthquakes, home fire, household chemical emergencies, severe weather, and power outages. • Incorporate your school, workplace, and family care facility emergency plan into your plan. • Know your evacuation routes and plans. • Build emergency “go kits” for each family member. Do not forget about your pets! These kits include first aid, food, water, flashlights, blankets, and similar essentials. • Consider keeping a “go-kit” at work. • Understand “shelter-in-place” and when to do it. • Learn how to shut off utilities in your home (electric, gas, and water). To get your general preparation materials started and help you prepare for various weather seasons, here are some helpful customer service and emergency numbers for the Mason community. AMBULANCE, FIRE AND POLICE EMERGENCIES:

911

ELECTRICITY · DUKE ENERGY:

24-hour emergency number 800.543.5599 or text “OUT” to 57801 Sign up for power outage alerts https://www.duke-energy.com/Outages/Alerts

GAS · DUKE ENERGY:

24-hour emergency number – 800.634.4300

POISON CONTROL CENTER:

513.636.5111 or 800.222.1222

SEWER · CITY OF MASON PUBLIC UTILITIES:

Monday-Friday · 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 513.229.8570 Afterhours/Weekends Call Warren County Communications at 513.925.2525

WATER · GREATER CINCINNATI WATER WORKS:

Customer Service – 513.591.7700

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Shannon Pennington

Congratulation to Warren County SWCD’s Educator and Cooperator of the Year! Each year, the Warren County Soil and Water Conservation District selects individuals who exemplify conservation practices in different field such as education and farming. In 2020, Shannon was recognized as Educator of the Year. Shannon is the naturalist for the Warren County Park District and is the owner and naturalist of Mother Nature’s Classroom, LLC. She is a 1996 graduate of Miami University and is a lifelong nature-lover who enjoys sharing her wonder and enthusiasm for the natural world with the public. Also recognized was Jeff Wentworth as the Cooperator of the Year. Jeff is a Warren County farmer whose farm sits on the western side of Wayne Township. Jeff started out in 1971 with a cow/calf and Kentucky yearling horse breeding farm and has evolved his business into the vegetable and row crop operation that it is today. A conservationist at heart, Jeff has seen great success in the cover crops that have added to healthy soil and erosion prevention on his farm. For more information about the Warren County Soil & Water Conservation District, please visit www. warrenswcd.com.


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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. Muddy Creek and platted that land in 16 lots. This area of land would become what is now known as Mason, Ohio.

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16 Lots Brewing Company has been entertaining residents of Mason since 2017 with refreshing brews that are often named after and inspired by pieces of Mason’s history. We recently interviewed the owner and founder of Mason’s first craft brewery, Mike Burton, to see how the brewery got started and what we can expect to see in the coming years.

The brewery opened in Mason just over three years ago. What do you like most about being in Mason? We picked Mason because, at the time, there were no craft breweries in the area. What we love most about being in Mason is the sense of community—we really enjoy seeing our regulars support 16 Lots Brewing Company.

How did you get started in the brewery business?

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executive, I saw an opportunity to build a thriving business here in Mason. My partner and brewmaster, Jeff Cosgrove, began home brewing over 20 years ago after spending some time in Cologne, Germany, where he enjoyed classic German-style beer.

The story behind how you landed on the name 16 Lots is an interesting one. Can you tell us about that?

The name 16 Lots is tied to Mason’s founding. In 1803, Major William Mason purchased 640 acres of land along the

The brewery has been a place for the Mason area community to gather and enjoy great beer and friends. What makes your brewery and taproom so special?

Our brewery was built to foster connections, where family and friends can come together and enjoy each other, our staff, and our beer. We have created a cozy, intimate experience where people can gather and share a few pints and a pizza from Mad Monks. Service is also critically important. We have people who come here regularly, and our staff enjoys getting to know them and sharing in the experience.

Your beers have interesting names, some with a very local influence. How do you decide what to name a beer?

We try to name all of our beers after something Mason-related, such as the Major German Pilsner, named after the founder of Mason, Major William Mason. Other names are playful and reference local places, like the Soak City Juicy IPA, the Dented Silo Amber Ale, and Old Betsy, an imperial IPA named after Mason’s first fire engine.

What are your most popular brews? Do you have a personal favorite?

Our best-selling beer by far is the Soak City Juicy IPA. I love that beer, as well as some of our season-


al favorites. I am also looking forward to the return of Old Betsy very soon.

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How did the partnership begin with Mad Monks to offer pizza in the taproom? Do you have a favorite pie?

The owner of Mad Monks, Max Monks, was a personal friend of my partner Jeff. It has been a terrific partnership from the beginning. We always knew we wanted to have a full-time food solution from day one, and Mad Monks has provided many great options. My personal favorite is The Gripponator, a unique twist on the classic barbecue chicken pizza, but this one has crushed Grippo’s BBQ chips on top. Absolutely delicious.

Is there anything else you would like people to know about the brewery?

We’re passionate about the Mason community, and we support our patrons through numerous fund-raising initiatives. We have long-standing partnerships with the Mason Schools Foundation, Building Blocks for Kids, Live Like Maya Foundation, Mason Soccer, and Mason Baseball. We genuinely believe in giving back to the community that supports us. 16 Lots, 753 Reading Rd., Mason, OH 45040, 513.486.3672

Conveniently located at 224 West Main Street, Quatman Café is a family-owned and operated restaurant offering indoor and outdoor seating as well as catering services. Known for their distinctive murals, the Mason location features a depiction of a female serving up one of their award-winning burgers and fries. Here’s what current owner, Matt, the son of founder Albert Imm, has to say about what makes Quatman special.

You were founded in 1966 in Norwood. What made you choose downtown Mason when you opened in 2010? What do you enjoy most about being in Mason? We really like the small town feel Mason provides and the area is a good fit for us overall. When we were looking for space, I ended up leaving Mason in a different direction than planned and stumbled across a sign in the window. It was karma—if I had turned left vs. right, I would have missed the property we ended up in!

As a family-owned and operated restaurant, what sets you apart from other

restaurants in your area?

I think our reputation of providing good quality food at fair prices sets us apart. While we don’t serve $15 gourmet burgers, we also aren’t a dollar menu place, either. Most of our customers know what they want before they even walk in the door. And our servers have some kind of personal connection to the Quatman family—everyone knows each other in some capacity.

You’ve been voted “Best Cheeseburger” by Cincinnati Magazine and have been featured in many other publications. What makes your cheeseburger the best? What are some

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of your other specialties/most popular dishes? Our meat is delivered fresh every single day by Wassler Meats located on the west side of Cincinnati. We are also passionate about supporting other local businesses and serve Klosterman Bakery buns, Husman’s potato chips, and Linz pickles. Our other popular dishes include hot ham and cheese, pulled pork BBQ, Rueben sandwich, chicken salad, and ham salad as well as our chili and soups—all homemade and fresh every day.

You’ve also been designated as a DORA (Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area) at your Mason location. Can you tell us more about what that means for your customers?

Farmers’ Market The sun is shining and that means the Deerfield Township Farmers’ Market is in full swing in and around the new Pavillion! Located at Kingswood Park, 4188 Irwin Simpson Road, there is ample parking and room to enjoy all the vendors. Summer hours are, starting the first week of May through the end of October, every Saturday 9:00 a.m.–noon. For more information about the market and a full listing of vendors, visit www.deerfieldfarmersmarket.com

The City of Mason has mapped out designated areas along the Downtown Plaza where patrons can walk around with a drink and enjoy the outdoors, concerts, and other events, including our location. We’ve missed concerts and events the past several months and look forward to welcoming them back when the time is right.

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

We’ve just been very happy with how the City of Mason has embraced us and the sense of community it offers. Over the years, we’ve been fortunate to partner with area schools, sports teams, the Mason food pantry, and the Empty Bowls charity- where we’ve donated pots of soup to feed those in need. I also need to thank my wife, Angie, for being by my side from day one. She is an integral part of our current success as well as for future generations. Quatman Café, 224 W. Main St., Mason, OH 45040, 513.229.0222

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Construction & Remodeling Inspection Process Part of each construction or remodeling project includes inspections and building permits. The City of Mason’s Engineering & Building Department is available to assist residents in reviewing many of the most significant safety-related items in the Residential Code, except for plumbing. INSPECTIONS Remodeling projects such as finished basements, kitchen and bathroom renovations, decks, covered porches, and similar projects may require inspections depending on the extent of the project. Below are the most common inspections of a single-family house or home addition and when to reach out to the Engineering and Building Department. • Soil inspection - This is completed prior to the installation of the concrete footings and/or foundations. • Sewer taps - Connections to the City’s sewer system are checked prior to being backfilled. • Floor Slab or Crawl Space - An inspection is needed for the appropriate base gravel course, vapor retarder, and insulation before the slab is poured. City inspectors will verify that Warren County has approved the under-slab plumbing. • Rough framing - A review of the structural, firestopping, electrical, and mechanical systems is needed prior to the installation of the insulation. City inspectors also verify that Warren County has approved the rough plumbing. • Insulation - A review of any leftover framing issues and installation of the insulation and vapor retarder is needed prior to the application of drywall. • Electrical - The incoming service is checked before electrical power is produced. Inside the house, the electrical wiring is inspected before it is covered by drywall. • Final - This is an opportunity for City inspectors to review compliance for electrical safety at the receptacles and in the main panel, check handrails and guardrails, site drainage, smoke alarms, and general conditions related to code compliance. The inspectors also verify that final approval has been received from Warren County and look for the installation of a water meter. If all items are satisfactory, a Certificate of Occupancy is issued, meaning the house or addition is ready for residential occupancy. When a Certificate of Occupancy is issued, it means the house or addition has satisfactorily passed the minimum inspections. It does not mean that the house is free from all violations.

PERMITS Obtaining a permit ensures that your project will be completed in accordance with the Residential Code of Ohio (RCO) and the National Electrical Code (NEC). Please obtain permits for home improvements prior to construction. It is more difficult to inspect and correct items after they are covered up. The Building Department is available to assist homeowners and contractors through the permit process for all residential projects. Information sheets are also available at www.imaginemason.org to assist you with the requirements and necessary plans for finished basements, decks, gas lines, and swimming pools. If you have any questions about your project, please call the City of Mason’s Engineering & Building Department at 513.229.8520. For plumbing inquiries, please contact Warren County’s Plumbing Division of the Health Department at 513.695.1220.

THE CITY OF MASON ENGINEERING AND BUILDING DEPARTMENT OFFERS INFORMATION PACKETS TO HELP GUIDE YOU DURING YOUR NEW PROJECT • Finishing your basement • Special events policy • Cold weather concreting • Building a deck • Tent checklist • Residential natural gas service • Guidelines for commercial trailers • Pool and spa guidelines Summer 2021

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Summer Safety Tips

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ummer is a favorite time of year for many children and adults—and for good reason. The long days of summer provide a much-anticipated break from school and are often filled with swimming, cookouts, travel, and outdoor fun. But summer can also carry risks. Drowning incidents increase during the summer months, and the hot sun puts individuals at risk of sunburn, dehydration, and heat-related illness. Whether you or your kids are enjoying summer at home, on the road, or at camp, address these safety topics from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center with your family to keep them healthy and happy.

KEEP WATCH TO PREVENT DROWNING

S u m m e r w a te r s a fe t y should be top priority for parents, regardless if you have a pool in your backyard or visit a community pool. It only takes seconds for drowning to happen. Actively supervise children at all times when in or around water and make sure you have the right equipment to keep pools safe.

LOOK FOR SIGNS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION

Cases of heat stroke spike during the summer months and this can be life threatening in children. Prior to heat stroke, children often show milder symptoms such as heat cramps and heat exhaustion. Make sure to take water breaks and wear lightweight clothing when playing outside.

CHECK FOR CAR SAFETY

Make sure your child’s car seat is properly fitted before hitting the road for family vacation. Never leave a child unattended in a car. The temperature inside a car can rise quickly, and just a few minutes can be the difference between life and death. Establish a routine to check the car prior to locking.

PROTECT SKIN FROM THE SUN

Apply sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher whenever you or your child is going to be outdoors. Reapply every three hours or immediately after your child has been in or splashed by water. Try to avoid outdoor activities during peak sunshine hours, and consider dressing children in sun protective clothing.

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AVOID BUG BITES

As the weather warms up, bugs come out in full force. To avoid bug bites, apply insect repellant before spending time outdoors, avoid using heavily scented soaps or lotions and cover arms and legs as much as possible.

ENJOY FIREWORKS SAFELY

More than 10,000 people are treated in emergency departments in the U.S. each year due to injury from fireworks, and of these, nearly a third are children under 15. If you’re celebrating summer holidays with a bang, keep kids safe. Read instructions carefully, and never let young children touch or light fireworks.

DRINK ENOUGH WATER

Kids are more prone to dehydration than adults and their risk increases as temperatures rise. The amount of water a child should drink varies by age, weight, and activity level. However, a general rule is take half of your child’s weight (up to 100 pounds)—and that’s the number of ounces of water they should drink every day.

DON’T MONKEY AROUND

Playground-related injuries account for more than 200,000 ER visits each year. Always supervise children on playgrounds, and choose the right play equipment for your child’s age and skills. In the summer sun, it’s also a good idea to touch equipment to check for hot surfaces before playing on it.

WEAR A LIFE JACKET ON BOATS

If you’re heading to the lake to cool off this summer, make sure to bring a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device. A properly fitted life jacket is snug, yet comfortable, and will not move above the chin or ears when you lift it at the shoulders.

RIDE BIKES THE SMART WAY

Apart from automobiles, bicycles are related to more childhood injuries than any other consumer product. Wearing a helmet is the first rule to preventing serious bicycle injuries with kids. Make sure bikes and helmets fit properly and follow smart rider rules.


GARDEN TOGETHER IN THE TOWNSHIP

It is not too late to secure your very own garden plot at either Kingwood or Carter Parks this summer in the township. Grow your own tomatoes and summer vegetables in your own 4 x4 raised garden bed. Registration opened the first week of April and you can reserve more than one plot. Both locations are open for gardening from 7:00 a.m. till dusk. To reserve your plot and see listing of all gardeners’ responsibilities, please visit www.deer fieldrec.com

DEERFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT’S NEW HIRES AND PROMOTION! CONGRATULATIONS! SIX NEW FULL TIME FIREFIGHTER/ PARAMEDICS

Chris Kilgus Justin Bell Brian Welshans Ryan Haines Jesse Campbell Kyle Frankenfield

THREE CURRENT FULL TIME FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDICS WERE PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT

Andrew Burwinkel Nick Rose Matt Young

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Calendar

2021 Quarterly Tax Payments

Mason Schools Summer Break

Monday, May 27–Monday, August 16 Staggered start begins August 12 & 13

Memorial Day Weekend

Saturday, May 29 Mason Municipal Aquatic Center opens daily 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Monday, May 31 Mason Community Center open 6 a.m.–12 p.m. (limited facility) City offices closed

Independence Day

Sunday, July 4 Mason Community Center open 7 a.m.–12 p.m. (limited facility)

If you expect to owe Mason City income taxes for 2021 and City taxes are not deducted from your paycheck, the Tax Office would like to remind you that it’s time to make a quarterly payment. The due dates for estimated payments are April 15, June 15, September 15, and January 15. Please remember that 90% of your 2021 tax liability is due by January 15, 2022. 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.

Opiate Dependence It Can Happen to Any of Us. Anyone using opiates is at risk for dependence. Anyone can get help! Learn the warning signs and find support to stop opiate misuse before it starts. Mental Health Recovery Board serves Warren and

Learn more at

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Clinton counties by being your starting point for help. We can connect you with resources and local provider agencies to help you or a loved one start the journey to recovery.

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Funding for this project was made possible (in part) by the Ohio State Opiate Response (SOR) -1H79TI083294-01 grant from SAMHSA.

In trouble? Call the Crisis Hotline

877-695-6333 Text “4Hope” to 741741


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City of Masonbased L3Harris Technology Lands on Mars

Mars may be millions of miles away, but on February 18, it felt a little closer to home. When the Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover landed that day, communication technology that was developed at L3Harris in Mason landed with it. With more than 800 employees in the City, L3Harris is the sixth-largest aerospace and defense contractor in the country and a part of Mason’s advanced aerospace hub. As the rover searches for signs of life that may have existed billions of years ago, Mason-based company L3Harris’ communication technology is a vital part of this mission. The company’s ultra-high frequency transceiver inside the rover is able to communicate images and data to other satellites orbiting Mars, while transmitting data millions of miles back to Earth. More than 100 men and women at L3Harris can say they have designed and built a product that is on the surface of another planet. This impressive team built the radio transceiver that is on the rover. Mason is home to L3Harris’ Space & Sensors division where they pioneer novel avionics and communications technology. This innovative technology isn’t a new venture for L3Harris, it’s a tradition. From the Mars 2020 Perseverance to NASA’s Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Space Shuttle, and International Space Station programs, L3Harris has been there. In fact, since 2001, L3Harris’ dynamic technology has been a part of every rover and orbiting spacecraft. Congratulations to L3Harris in Mason for a job well done!

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Kings Schools

he Kings Local Board of Education has been engaged in discussions to achieve financial stability since completing the reopening of school this year. The purpose of these discussions is to closely examine the revenues and expenditures of the District in consultation with the Superintendent, Treasurer, and Administrative Team of the District to determine a path forward to maintain services and address a growing student population. The District is largely supported by local funding due to the structure of school funding in Ohio. Nearly 80% of all District revenue is derived from a local source (property taxes). Consequently, levy planning and development of community support for local levies is an integral part of the District’s financial planning. Kings doesn’t anticipate any additional state support from the Governor’s budget and the trend of the five-year forecast project demonstrates a need for additional revenue, expenditure reductions, or both for 2022 to avoid a deficit on June 30, 2023. The District is positioned to utilize cash reserves from the 2016 Operating Levy through June 30, 2022, to support the cost of re-opening schools and honoring the commitment to make the 2016 levy last three to four years while maintaining existing services. According to Kings Treasurer, Cary Furniss, a new operating levy would likely need to be considered in November 2021 to maintain a positive cash balance on June 30, 2023, and beyond. The Kings Board will continue discussing the financials of the District to determine a structure to achieve financial stability into the future. The Kings Local School District staff members were given the opportunity to receive the COVID-19 vaccination as a part of the Governor’s Phase 1B vaccination plan. Eighty-five percent of Kings staff received the two-part Pfizer vaccine. Kings Schools has been successfully educating students in-person since September. “I am grateful that the staff had the opportunity to get their vaccines. We all appreciate the sacrifices that you’ve made for our students and families.” Pictured is Kings High School Intervention Specialist, Lisa DeBord feeling thankful after her first dose. Auditor of State Keith Faber recently announced that the recent financial audit of the Kings Local School District has returned a clean audit report. Kings’ excellent record keeping has earned it the Auditor of State Award for 2020.

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The Auditor of State Award is presented to local governments and school districts upon the completion of a financial audit. Entities that receive the award meet the criteria of a “clean” audit report. Kings Treasurer Cary Furniss said that this award is a positive reflection of every employee in the Kings District. He says, “The Auditor of State Award is a reflection on the efforts of every employee in the Kings School District to fulfill our mission according to the laws, policies, and guidelines prescribed. Kings is blessed with dedicated individuals involved in payroll, personnel, and accounting of public funds for the District and they all have contributed significantly to this recognition.” This award certifies that: Kings Local Schools filed a timely financial report in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). The District’s audit report does not contain any findings for recovery, material citations, material weaknesses, significant deficiencies, Single Audit findings or questioned costs. Kings Local Schools’ management letter contains no comments related to: • ethics referrals • questioned costs less than the threshold per the Uniform Guidance • lack of timely annual report submissions • bank reconciliation issues • failure to obtain a timely Single Audit • findings for recovery less than $500 • or public meetings or records issues. • No other financial or other concerns exist that involve Kings Local Schools. This is the fifth year in a row that Kings has been awarded this prestigious honor. The financial audit report is designed to provide citizens, taxpayers, investors, and creditors with a general overview of the district’s finances and show the district’s accountability for the money it receives. Kings Local Schools’ financial audit report can be found by searching for the District at ohioauditor.gov. For questions related to the district’s audit or other school finance issues, contact Mr. Furniss at cfurniss@kingslocal.net.


Not just family doctors, but a family of doctors. Group Health Primary Care and Specialty Physicians 513 246 7000 Health First Physicians 513 398 3445 TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute 513 246 2300 TriHealth Physical Therapy 513 204 6490 TriHealth Priority Care—Mason 513 346 3888 TriHealth Surgical Institute 513 853 9000

TriHealth provides the Mason community with health care services close to home, in and near Mason. Close by are emergency, cancer, heart and women's services. To learn more, go to TriHealth.com/CareNow To find a doctor call 513 569 5400


Creative Partnership Fuels Workforce Solutions Mason Based Festo and Sinclair Community College Collaborate When you connect academic excellence in training for the workforce of the future with a global leader in technical training and development, you get a winning combination. That is exactly the outcome of an innovative partnership between Festo Didactic and Sinclair Community College happening right here in the City of Mason. In 2016, Festo Didactic and Sinclair established the Mechatronics Apprenticeship Program Partners (MAP2) to address the workforce skills gap in mechatronics by combining classroom learning with on-the-job training. Employers across the State who want to develop and elevate the skills of their workforce select participants for the program. The format of the MAP2 program was developed on a weekly basis. Students

spend one day at Sinclair’s Courseview Campus in Mason learning theoretical concepts, one day at the Festo Didactic Inc. Learning Center Midwest (also in Mason) receiving vital hands-on training, and three days at their employer to work and apply their knowledge on the job. Graduates of MAP2 are ready to work as a maintenance technician or an automation specialist installing, troubleshooting, or repairing complex mechanical, electrical, or automated systems. Tuition and training are paid by the student’s employer. Upon successful completion of the two-year program, participants earn an Associate of Technical Studies Degree in Mechatronics from Sinclair Community College. Graduates also receive a certificate from Festo Didactic and a certificate from the De-

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partment of Labor; and if they pass the tests from the German American Chamber of Commerce and from NIMS, they will also receive National & International Industry recognized certificates. “This collaboration between Sinclair and Festo Didactic is an ideal example of academia and the private sector working together to build a workforce pipeline for advanced manufacturing,” says Dr. Anthony Ponder, Dean of Sinclair Community College Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Division.

Since the program started in the fall of 2016, 15 companies have partnered with Sinclair Community College and Festo Didactic in the MAP2 resulting in 35 graduates. To learn more about education and career training offered at Sinclair’s Courseview Campus in Mason, visit sinclair.edu/mason. To learn more about Festo Didactic and its Learning Center Midwest in Mason, visit festo-didactic.com/us-en.

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TriHealth and Mason:

A Partnership for Your Health Building a healthy and thriving community requires a team approach and TriHealth is proud to partner with the City of Mason to foster a culture of wellness in the community and provide services to support the City’s growth and development. The partnership has flourished since 2008 when we were honored to be chosen as the provider of medical and rehabilitation services at the Mason Community Center following its expansion. Many of TriHealth’s medical services provided in Mason are delivered by the team at Group Health-Mason and other TriHealth providers, located inside the Center. “The City’s partnership with TriHealth has forever changed the culture of wellness in the Mason community providing both financial support to the Community Center and a unique strategy for economic development,” says Eric Hansen, Mason’s City Manager. “The ability to integrate premier community assets into business recruitment remains an important component in the expansion of Mason’s bio-cluster.”

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PARTNERS IN A HEALTHY COMMUNITY

Our par tnership with the City of Mason also includes collaboration through “Partners in Wellness,” a series of programming and events to encourage healthy lifestyles and promote well-being. Many events are held at the Mason Community Center at no cost. Mason’s commitment to providing interactive and inclusive recreational opportunities to all individuals aligns with TriHealth’s mission of supporting community health. That is why TriHealth has joined other corporate sponsors and private donors in supporting the Common Ground Playground at Makino Park, the new playground designed and built in consultation with parents of children with special needs, therapists and other professionals who work with children with special needs. “TriHealth is proud to partner with the City of Mason in creating a culture of wellness for our entire community,” says Jeanette Altenau, TriHealth’s Director of Community and Government Relations. “The addition of the Common Ground Playground brings to life our collective mission to provide healthy outdoor spaces for families to enjoy together absent any limitation.”

THE RIGHT CARE CLOSE TO HOME

The health of a community, its residents, and its businesses relies on access to a range of convenient and quality care options, and when it comes to offering that care, TriHealth has Mason and its surrounding communities covered with more than 30 physicians providing primary care to all ages. “TriHealth’s continued commitment to the City of Mason and their interest in providing Mason residents high quality health care is

critical to the success of wellness opportunities and growth of entrepreneurial companies, truly making us Partners in Wellness,” Hansen says In addition to primary and pediatric care, TriHealth providers right here in Mason offer a range of services in more than 15 specialties covering women’s health, orthopedics, surgery, audiology, physical therapy, rehabilitation, sports medicine, neurology, dermatology, ear nose and throat, endocrinology, and infusion services. When immediate care is required, TriHealth provides urgent care services at TriHealth Priority Care-Mason on Arbor Square Drive and at the nearby Priority Care-Liberty in Liberty Township. There are also two full-service emergency departments nearby at TriHealth’s Bethesda Arrow Springs in Lebanon and Bethesda North Hospital in Montgomery. Additional comprehensive care is available at Bethesda Arrow Springs in Lebanon and Bethesda North, whose campus features the new Thomas Comprehensive Care Center, patient-centered destination that features a full range of heart and cancer services under one roof.

EXPANDING OUR CARE FOR THE COMMUNITY

The recent groundbreaking for the new TriHealth Heart Hospital on the campus of Bethesda North will expand those services and add 40,000 square feet of best-in-class clinical space will modernize another 80,000 square feet of existing space. It will increase capacity and capabilities for TriHealth’s cardiac services and will also be home to TriHealth’s new Advanced Heart Failure Center and left ventricular assist device (LVAD) program. The project is made possible by a $10 million gift to the Bethesda Foundation by Harold and Eugenia Thomas and has an anticipated grand opening in summer of 2022.


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The Arts Alliance, Celebrating 15 Years of Serving the Community

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he Arts Alliance embarks in 2021 with 15 years of programming under their belt. Founded in 2006, the organization has grown leaps and bounds by following a faithful mission of bringing quality arts programming the Deerfield Township/ Mason and surrounding areas in and around Southwest Ohio. A partnership with Deerfield Township trustees and administrators led them to their “home” at the Snyder House in Deerfield Township, Ohio, in 2010 and with that came a name change from the Mason-Deerfield Arts Alliance to The Arts Alliance, to better state and serve an entire region. The Arts Alliance has stayed constant over the years with summer art camps, performing arts concerts, including welcoming the Cincinnati Pops a few years ago, Art Bars, Creative Exchange workshops, Park Pop-Ups, and the Deerfield Handmade Markets. “We have brought hundreds of programs over the years and served thousands of community members,” says Founder and Executive Director, Meredith Raffel. “With our partnership with Deerfield Township, we have built a small but mighty organization with an indelible spirit that brings enjoyable programming that has served to make this region an arts destination.”

Plans for a big bash 15-year celebration were underway until the COVID-19 pandemic came on the scene. All programming was halted in 2020 and now the organization is regrouping and planning a large-scale public art project for 2021. 2021 will include the community favorites, all with COVID-19 precautions in place. The organization will begin taking registrations for summer art camps on March 1, 2021. Camps will host smaller groups this year at the Bungalow at Cottell Park. Three Deerfield Handmade Markets are planned for 2020, including June 5 at Sonder Brewing, September 19 at Cottell Park, and November 7 at the Manor House. Deerfield Handmade Markets are artist/maker events showcasing many kinds of creative and innovative artwork for sale. Artist applications for all three events are currently being accepted. The Arts Alliance and Deerfield Township will host a number of performing artists this summer at Cottell Park. These events are all free to the community. Guests are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs, picnics, and blankets and enjoy a concert on the lawn. Many of the concerts feature local breweries. The community can look for the return of the Art Bars, monthly artmaking events, Creative Exchange workshops featuring day long art making events, and Park Pop-Ups for fun gatherings and fun artmaking at Cottell Park or other parks in the township. For registrations, applications, and more information, please visit www.the-arts-alliance.org.

THE ARTS ALLIANCE – OUR MISSION The mission of The Arts Alliance is to bring quality arts programming, art exposure, arts education, and cultural awareness to the Southwest Ohio region. The Arts Alliance is dedicated to enriching this diverse community by welcoming local and regional visual and performing artists and support their effort through collaboration and partnerships.

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SUMMER ART CAMPS

Glass Exploration Paint and Play Fairy Camp Paint and Create

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Artists Trading Cards July 19 Shark Week August 2 Mixed Media Nature Camp

PERFORMING ARTS July 15 July 22 July 29

Comet Bluegrass All-Stars Brother Smith Cincinnati Brass Band

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The Remains Shakespeare in the Park


A Decade Long Vision Becomes Reality this Spring OPENING OF MAKINO PARK The City of Mason will add to its 300 acres of developed parks this spring with the opening of Makino Park, a longtime vision of regional special needs advocates, spearheaded by the Mason Parks Foundation, led by Rachel Kopfler. Anchored by the Common Ground playground that features inclusive playground equipment, Makino Park sits on 34 acres off of Reading Road and was made possible by a $500,000 groundbreaking donation provided by Makino. Makino Park will also feature an adaptive minipitch, FCC Field, making it a place where people of all ages and abilities are able to play, learn, and grow safely and together. This large endeavor has been no small feat. A team effort led by leading inclusive playground manufacturers, therapists, special needs professionals, and local parents contributed to the creation and evolution of Makino Park. The Common Ground playground and FCC Field sponsored by FC Cincinnati have been carefully designed and developed to provide access to children and adults with special needs and disabilities, creating an inclusive community space that is truly welcoming to all. “Makino’s generosity and commitment to the community bringing the

Common Ground playground to life is truly a testament to the strong, collaborative corporate culture in Mason,” says Mason City Manager Eric Hansen. A global tech leader, Makino has called the City of Mason home to its North American headquarters since 1990. Makino Park is unlike any other in the region and brings to life the culture of wellness and Citywide connectivity that lives at the core of Mason. The Common Ground playground has also received community wide support from both corporate and individual donors, including recent contributions from TriHealth, the Scheeler family, and Deerfield Township, along with more than half a million dollars in private individual donations, special fundraising activities and the City of Mason’s matching program. The much anticipated Grand Opening is May 2021. The City of Mason Parks & Recreation team will continue to monitor and follow State of Ohio guidance around playground use due to COVID-19 to support public health and safety. Check out the renderings and learn more about the Common Ground playground and Makino Park at www.imaginemason.org.

JULY

DOWNTOWN BLOCK PARTY Beginsatpm

CORPORATE CHALLENGE 5K WALK/RUN

SAVE THE DATE OCTOBER 16, 2021 • 9 a.m. WWW.MASONCORPORATECHALLENGE.COM

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Kings Island Camp Cedar Luxury Outdoor Resort Opens this Summer

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ourism is a top industry in Warren County accounting for $1.2 billion in consumer spending from roughly 12 million visitors and supporting nearly 13,000 jobs in 2019 alone. As the community begins the process of safely returning to gathering for work and play and recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, supporting the tourism industry in Warren County will be vital to seeing the region bounce back economically. The important role tourism plays to the region is why it is wonderful to see that Deerfield’s newest attraction, the $27 million, 52-acre Kings Island Camp Cedar Luxury Outdoor Resort, is set is begin operations this summer. Once open, the resort will contribute upwards of 100 new full- and part-time jobs and generate annual tax revenue estimated at $400,000 locally and more than $500,000 statewide. Conveniently located in Deerfield Township, just one mile from Kings Island Amusement Park, Kings Island Camp Cedar is a place to refresh and reconnect. The resort features modern lodging that will welcome everyone from Kings Island guests to families, vacationers, and recreational vehicle (RV) travelers. The camp will operate year-round, offering a modern day escape to those looking for outdoor adventure. The camp will initially open with 73 cottages and 184 full-service RV sites. Future plans at the site include 100 additional cottages. During their stay, guests can visit the Hornbeam Lodge which features an expansive lobby and fire-

place, the Coyote Creek Camp Store, The Dry Bean coffee and gelato shop, and the Ironwood Grill & Tap full service

restaurant with seasonal patio dining. Outdoors, guests can enjoy the food-truck inspired dining area Belize Street, a large family pool with waterfall, an adult-exclusive pool area, walking trails, a pond, and dog park. Campers will also have access to fire pits, grills, picnic tables, bathhouses, and laundry facilities. Camp Cedar is owned by Small Brothers, LLC and Terra Firma Associations and is operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. Join us in welcoming them to Deerfield Township!


In Warren County “Every Child Reads Every Day”

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rthur Conan Doyle is quoted as saying, “It’s a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.” Thanks to the efforts of many dedicated volunteers, over 7,300 Warren County children, aged 0-5, will do just that. In just one year, Warren County Imagination Library (WCIL) is at 55% enrollment! Since every day is someone’s birthday, children age out of the program as quickly as others are enrolled, thus active enrollment is at 46% of the total eligible population. Ohio’s Governor and First Lady started the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library (OGIL) in 2019 to promote the importance of preschool literacy as a state economic competitiveness factor, among other things. Partnering with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Ohio now has an Imagination Library in all 88 counties. Since the program launched, 2,761,253 books have been sent to children across Ohio—IMAGINE THAT! WCIL will turn 1 on March 10th and it has been busy this first year! Volunteers have come together to shepherd this program and meet regularly. Community Advisory Groups have been established to help raise awareness and boost enrollment and a School Advisory Group has been formed which will help WCIL understand the program’s impact on kindergarten readiness outcomes. By the age of 3, a child’s brain is already 80% developed, and by the time a child enters kindergarten, they must already know thousands of words in order to succeed in the classroom. What is the best way to ensure a child is armed with the knowledge they need to succeed? Reading aloud to that child and giving them access to books. Remember, “you’re never too old, too wacky or wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” ~ Dr. Seuss Enroll a child you love today at https://ohioimaginationlibrary.org/enroll.

2021–2022 MCS EXTENDED CARE HOMEWORK CLUB

SCIENCE DISCOVERY CAMP

Mason City Schools offers Before and After school care for students in grades K-6th.

Kick off summer vacation with a week of incredibly fun Science! Current K-8th grade campers may choose to attend one or two half day programs.

Extended Care/Homework Club is held at the corresponding building that your student attends. Transportation is not provided. Breakfast is provided for the AM session, and a light snack is provided for the PM session. • AM session 6:15am to start of school day • PM session from end of school day until 6pm

There is a $65 registration fee and a refundable deposit based on session(s) enrolled due at the time of registration.

Extended Care will be billed at $6.50 per hour with a minimum of 5 hours per week / per session. To register, click on QR code below:

Animal Adaptations - DINOmite Discoveries - Early Encounters with Science - The Body Machine - To Infinity and Beyond - Math Magic - Xtreme Earth - It’s Alive! CSI:SDC - Phun with Physics - Model Rocketry Creative Engineering

JUNE 7-11 2021

• SESSION 1 8:30-11:30am • SESSION 2 12:30-3:30pm

For more information and registration, go to locallevelevents.com/ events/details/14210 or click on the QR code below:

MASON CITY SCHOOLS STUDENT ACTIVITIES DEPARTMENT QUESTIONS? EMAIL: HOWARDL@MASONOHIOSCHOOLS.COM

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Mason Intermediate Campus $145 per session


LEARN HOW TO SWIM TODAY MASON SWIM ACADEMY

Whetheryouwanttolearntoswimforsafetyandtofeelcomfortableinthewaterorare lookingtojoinacompetitiveswimteamandfurtheryourswimmingskills theCityofMasonofferswhatyouneed!

Mason’sSwimAmerica LEARNTOSWIMCLASSES are designed to teach children and adults the fundamentalsandtechniquestoswimsafelyinthewater Instructors ensure each skill is successfully performed before advancing participants to the next level Each skill builds a progression for being safe in the water and participants advance to each station at their own rate Participantscanexpectplentyofrepetitionandpractice–Mason Swim America instructors are systematic and want you to become a swimmerforlife! The Mason Swim America program is designed for children as young as  months through adults ages   still eager to learn the lifelong skill of swimmingParticipantsbeginwithwateracclimationandgraduallyadvance throughtheprogrambuildingenduranceandstrengthwhileimprovingstroke efficiency

Drowningistheleadingcauseof accidentaldeathinchildrenunder yearsold

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-meterpoolattheMasonMunicipal Aquatic Center will provide the opportunity for the City of Mason to expand aquatic offerings and teach our community membershowtofeelconfidentwhenaroundwaterTheCityofMasonhasdevelopedtheMSASafeSwimmerProgramtotest anindividual’sskillsandincreasecompetencyinthewaterTheSafeSwimmerprogramwillkickoffthissummerandisopento allchildrenandadults Topasstheprogramyouwillneedtosafelycompletethebelowskills • • • •

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MASON CITY SCHOOLS

Mason Students Appear to Buck National COVID Learning Loss Trends

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cross the nation, parents and educators have expressed concerns about learning losses during the pandemic. Despite a very disruptive spring 2020 when schools were shut down for 11 weeks and educators began delivering asynchronous (independent, at home) learning, Mason City Schools students actually started school on track. Last August, 70% of families chose in-person learning, and 30% of families chose online learning. No one could predict exactly what the impact would be of all the new safety mitigation efforts and quarantines for in-person learners, and the brand new virtual environment for online learners. Despite all the changes and uncertainty, Mason students are achieving important learning milestones and appear to be bucking national trends of coronavirus learning loss. Perhaps even more importantly, there appears to be minimal difference overall between in-person and online learners in key data points: reading level, MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) scores, Grades/GPA, and students with Fs. When considering MAP data over a period of four years, Mason City Schools students consistently perform at a high rate. This year is no different. Although this year’s data is not yet

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complete, Mason students continue to achieve at a very consistent level, despite last year’s Spring closure and the implementation of online school in 2020–2021.

“These data points are more than just numbers. They represent the hard work and care that our educators have poured into supporting our students during a challenging year, our families’ ongoing support and investment in their children’s education, and, of course, the amazing commitment to learning that our students show each day. That said, we know that we still have work to do to ensure that each of our learners is supported and thriving,” says Amy Brennan, Deputy Superintendent. Online students who are English learners and online students whose families are economically disadvantaged did show some losses when compared to their in-person counterparts. As district leaders plan for 2021–2022, schools will be even more intentional in class placements—ensuring students with significant needs are evenly placed across classrooms and have access to the supports they need. Mason also intends to continue using student data to identify children and teens who need the most support next year.


Online vs In-Person MAP Growth IN-PERSON GRADES 6–8

48.3%

51.7%

YES NO

51.6%

IN-PERSON GRADES 1–5

48.4%

YES NO

46.4%

ONLINE GRADES 6–8

47.5%

52.5%

YES NO

50.7%

53.6%

YES NO

48.9%

51.1%

YES NO

ONLINE GRADES 1–5

49.3%

YES NO

43.8% 56.2%

YES NO

45% 55%

YES NO

Mason City Schools online and in-person learners are meeting typical year growth expectations, as shown by MAP testing data. It is important to note that 50% of students meeting growth criteria is the expected rate of growth for schools when looking at a normalized bell curve.

These data suggest that Mason City Schools students are on track with previous years’ growth. These graphs represent the median score at each grade level for each testing event across the year. This year’s scores are represented in the black lines, and are shorter because we have not yet conducted Spring testing. Summer 2021

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Mason Community Center Activities SPORTS

Tae Kwon Do Gymnasium

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

Date 6/1-6/24 7/6-7/29 8/3-8/26

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

Age 6 & up 6 & up 6 & up

Deadline 5/25 6/29 7/27

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

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Tae Kwon Do Advanced This advanced class focuses on overall self-control, self-discipline, self-defense techniques, balance, flexibility, and strength. Tae Kwon Do will build character and develop courtesy, integrity, honor, respect, loyalty, perseverance, concentration, and compassion to their highest potential. Day Date Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity Tu,Th 6/1-6/24 Tu,Th 7/6-7/29 Tu,Th 8/3-8/26

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

6 & up 6 & up 6 & up

5/25 6/29 7/27

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

311115-05 311115-06 311115-07

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41 PRESCHOOL

43 YOUTH

47 TEEN

50 ADULT

54 SENIOR

REGISTRATION Mason Community Center

ALL PROGRAM REGISTRATION BEGINS Premier members Friday, May 21 at 8 a.m.

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

Open

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

Monday, May 23 at 8 a.m.

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

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

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FAMILY Mason Youth Basketball

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

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

Annual Bamboo

Fishing Derby SATURDAY AUGUST  a.m. – Noon In partnership with Cub Scout Troop  Family-friendly fishing

NEW RESIDENT COFFEE MasonCommunityCenter FirstWednesdayofeachmonth •am

MYB Instructional Leagues Field House

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

Grade

Deadline

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR)

Activity

1 2

10/4 10/4

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

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1 2

10/4 10/4

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

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Learn about the Mason area, take a tour of the Community Center and receive a free one-day family pass.

MASONCOMMUNITYCENTER

 Mason-Montgomery Road

To register, see page 36.

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

Mason, OH 

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MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

FAMILY

Mason Youth Basketball Volunteer Coaches

MYB Recreational Leagues Field House

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

Grade

Deadline

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR)

Activity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mason’s Youth Basketball League is successful due to the many men and women who volunteer to coach or assistant coach. We need volunteers for the 2021-2022 season. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the steps below: Register online with Activity #332026. Complete the volunteer application printed with your registration receipt. Complete the Concussion in Sports online training. This includes an educational tutorial followed by a short test. Sign up to take this free course at http://nfhslearn.com/courses/38000. Provide your National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) certification number on your application. To obtain or renew your National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA) certification you must participate in the three part online training clinic. This clinic is $20 and includes education tutorials followed by a 15 question multiple choice test. After completion, you will receive a certification, NYSCA membership and liability insurance coverage. Sign up to take this course at http://www.nays.org/coaches/. Mason Community Center requires anyone working with children to pass a background check. The Mason Police Department, located at 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road, offers fingerprint processing. Their office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. You will need to bring a valid photo ID (driver’s license, passport, state ID card) and specify you are being fingerprinted for the City of Mason’s youth basketball program. Email all paperwork to Dana Maidenberg at DMaidenberg@ masonoh.org by October 4, 2021. After all paperwork is submitted, the MYB Board will contact you with the status of your registration. Date 11/1-2/27

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Age 18 & up

PRE: Premier pass holder

Deadline 10/4

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Free

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

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NR: Nonresident


PRESCHOOL AQUATICS

Mason Public Library Summer Reading Program

PRESCHOOL

In partnership with the City of Mason JUNE-JULY WEDNESDAYSAT A M

PINEHILLLAKESPARK For more days/times and events, please visit www.masonpl.org/read

Me Too! Infants Learn to Swim Class Leisure Pool

This parent/child class is designed to teach you to work safely in the water with your child. Skills will be taught at an introductory level including pool safety, water acclimation, floating and gliding with support, submerging, and blowing bubbles through the mouth and/or nose. Day Date Time Age Sa 6/5-6/26 10:45-11:15A 6-18 mos Sa 7/10-7/31 10:45-11:15A 6-18 mos

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/29 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107 352312-01 5/29 $60 /$71 /$89 /$107 352412-01

Summer Little Feet Activity Room B

Summer Little Feet Camp emphasizes fun and independence for all campers. Our energetic counselors present exciting new themes each week that feature art, free play, movement and in-house field trips. Swim America swim lessons are offered on Wednesdays as a part of this program. Campers will also get a chance to walk to Pine Hill Park every Tuesday and Thursday, (weather permitting). Campers must be potty trained prior to the camp start date. A $25 cancellation fee is processed for cancellations with less than two weeks’ notice. Day Date M-F 6/14-6/18 Outer Space M-F 7/5-7/9 Cartoon Craze M-F 7/12-7/16 Wild West

To register, see page 36.

Time 12:00P

Age 3-5

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 6/8 $116 /$137 /$162 /$187

Activity 235640-02

12:00P

3-5

6/29

$116 /$137 /$162 /$187

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12:00P

3-5

7/6

$116 /$137 /$162 /$187

235640-05

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

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MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

PRESCHOOL CAMPS

Skyhawks Sports Camps: Tiny Hawks Heritage Oak Park

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

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

Age 3-4 3-4

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/31 $80 /$95 /$119 /$143 235209-01 7/5 $80 /$95 /$119 /$143 235209-10

Abrakadoodle: The Artsy Crafty WOW Camp! Activity Room A

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

Time 9:30-11:30A

Age 6-12

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

SPORTS

Abrakadoodle: ARTBLAST! STEAM Camp Activity Room A

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

Time 9:30-11:30A

Age 3-5

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

Pee Wees Tennis

Abrakadoodle: Bug Me! Creepy Crawler’s Camp

Heritage Oak Park

Learn ball striking skills, scoring, and basic strategy in a fun, stimulating environment. Most enrollees will have little to no tennis experience.

Activity Room A

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

Time 9:30-11:30A

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Age 3-5

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

Day Tu Sa Tu Sa Tu Sa Tu

Date 6/1-6/22 6/5-6/26 6/29-7/27 7/3-7/31 8/3-8/24 8/7-8/28 8/31-9/2

Time 6:00-7:00P 10:00-11:00A 6:00-7:00P 10:00-11:00A 6:00-7:00P 10:00-11:00A 6:00-7:00P

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

Deadline 5/25 5/29 6/22 6/26 7/27 7/31 8/24

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

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BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

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MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

PRESCHOOL Me Too! Gymnastics Multipurpose Room

This parent and child class will help develop your child’s basic motor skills through jumping, skipping, hopping, running, and rolling. You will use beams, wedges, and mats to engage your child through structured play. Day Date Time Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity Sa 6/5-6/26 9:45-10:15A 18 mos-3 yrs 5/29 $35 /$42 /$53 /$63 343461-03 Sa 7/10-7/31 9:45-10:15A 18 mos-3 yrs 7/3 $35 /$42 /$53 /$63 343461-04

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 F Sa F Sa

Date 6/4-6/25 6/5-6/26 7/9-7/30 7/10-7/31

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

Age 3 3 3 3

Deadline 5/28 5/29 7/2 7/3

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

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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 F Sa F Sa

Date 6/4-6/25 6/5-6/26 7/9-7/30 7/10-7/31

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

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

Deadline 5/28 5/29 7/2 7/3

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

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child the Give your s today! gift of book Visit OhioImaginationLibrary.org to learn more and enroll your child.

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YOUTH AQUATICS

MASON SWIM ACADEMY Station 1

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

Date 6/5-6/28 7/5-7/31

Age 3-5 3-5

Deadline 5/29 6/26

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

Station 3

Leisure Pool Students will enhance their skills by learning proper kicking and combining it with tier breath control and streamlining skills. Class Times: M 5:00-5:30P or 6:10-6:40P W 5:35-6:05P or 6:45-7:15P Sa 9:00-9:30A or 10:10-10:40A

Activity 352321 352421 Date 6/5-6/28 7/5-7/31

Station 2

Age 3-17 3-17

Deadline 5/29 6/26

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

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Leisure Pool

Station 4

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

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

Leisure Pool

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

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

Date 6/5-6/28 7/5-7/31

Age 3-17 3-17

Deadline 5/29 6/26

40 CenterPoint Summer 2021

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

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Date 6/5-6/28 7/5-7/31

Age 3-17 3-17

PRE: Premier pass holder

Deadline 5/29 6/26

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

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

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MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

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

Station 5/6 Leisure Pool

Students will add on to the techniques acquired in previous Stations and begin learning proper freestyle stroke and back stroke. Class Times: M 5:00-5:30P or 6:10-6:40P W 5:35-6:05P or 6:45-7:15P Sa 9:00-9:30A or 9:35-10:05A

Date 6/5-6/28 7/5-7/31

Age 3-17 3-17

Deadline 5/29 6/26

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

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Safe Swimmer Program We encourage all residents to be safe in the water. Start testing your skills this July in the Community Center Competition pool to help roll out this new Aquatic Center program for adults and children. This program will begin to take place in the new enclosed 50-meter pool this fall. To pass the program, you will need to safely complete the below skills. • Jump into water over your head. When you jump in, your entire body will be submerged. • Surface the water for breath and float or tread water for one minute. Stay relaxed so you do not overexert yourself. • After treading water for one minute, turn around in a full circle. • Swim 25 yards to the edge of the pool without stopping. You can utilize whichever stroke is most comfortable for you. • Safely exit the water without a ladder.

Summer Camp Extended Care Kids’ Korner

Does your schedule make you wish that camp started earlier or ran later? If so, you’ll appreciate our Extended Care program, offering early drop-off and/or late pickup. Special programming and free time will be provided. Please pack an extra morning and/or afternoon snack for your child and a book or favorite toy to share. Day Date T-F 6/1-6/4 M-F 6/7-6/11 M-F 6/14-6/18 M-F 6/21-6/25 M-F 6/28-7/2 M-F 7/5-7/9 M-F 7/12-7/16 M-F 7/19-7/23 M-F 7/26-7/30 M-F 8/2-8/6

To register, see page 36.

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

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

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

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

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

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A Mason Manta Ray was Penn Station Athlete of the Month for March Congratulations to Olympic Trial Qualifier Reese Lugbill who was named the Penn Station Athlete of the Month for March 2021. Reese is a current Mason Manta Ray athlete and will be swimming for the University of Notre Dame this fall.

New Swim Meet

STREAMING SOFTWARE The pandemic has accelerated the need for reliable virtual capabilities for programming including swim meet events. The City recently invested in a high quality, multi camera, swimming webcast system with capabilities to have full championship level graphics. Every meet hosted at Mason Community Center can now be viewed from anywhere in the world and with professional graphic overlays.

Adam Chaney Breaks Records at

SECMEN’SCHAMPIONSHIP The Mason Manta Rays are celebrating former teammate Adam Chaney for breaking records at the recent 2021 SEC Men’s Championship. Adam was representing the University of Florida at the meet and was a leading scorer in their championship title at the meet. Adam had two of the fastest 100-yard backstrokes in the history of the 17 and 18 year old age group. He was also the fourth swimmer in the 18 and under age group to break 19 seconds in the 50- yard freestyle event. At the event, Adam beat his previous best time of 47.10 with at time of 44.99 making him the second swimmer to break 45 seconds in the 18 and under 100-yard backstroke event.


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MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

YOUTH

NEW! Gymnastics Camp

NEW! CEPA Summer Camp

Multipurpose Room

Ever wonder what it takes to be an elite gymnast? This Olympic season your child can learn new skills at his or her level under the direction of former and current gymnasts. Participants will navigate each artistic gymnastics apparatus including vault, bars, beam, and floor. Your gymnast will develop balance, coordination, discipline, and poise in this weeklong gold medal worthy camp. Day M-F M-F M-F

Date 6/14-6/18 7/12-7/16 8/2-8/6

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

Age 5-10 5-10 5-10

Deadline 6/7 7/5 7/26

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $116 /$137 /$162 /$187 $116 /$137 /$162 /$187 $116 /$137 /$162 /$187

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NEW! Cheerleading Camp Multipurpose Room

Join former University of Cincinnati Cheerleading captain and Baltimore Ravens Playmaker, Andrea Long, in this high energy weeklong summer camp. Your child will learn proper cheerleading techniques through engaging classes while developing selfconfidence, team building and leadership skills through our unique daily empowerment series. Camp topics will include but not be limited to jumps, tumbling, motions, crowd leading, game day, sidelines and more! Day M-F M-F M-F

Date 6/14-6/18 7/12-7/16 8/2-8/6

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

44 CenterPoint Summer 2021

Age 8-13 8-13 8-13

Deadline 6/7 7/5 7/26

Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) $116 /$137 /$162 /$187 $116 /$137 /$162 /$187 $116 /$137 /$162 /$187

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Meeting Rooms

Join Variety is the Spice of Life camp this summer and inspire your camper to learn and develop skills for a lifetime. The Children’s Enrichment Program Alliance (CEPA) camp sparks curiosity, creativity, and enhances confidence, while connecting children to each other through similar interests. Companies participating: Cool Critters Outreach, Enriching Kids, QSA Training, Star Glazers and World of Spanish. Day Date M-F 6/28-7/2

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

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/21 $155 /$183 /$208 /$233 363304-01

Abrakadoodle: Summer Surfing Camp Activity Room A

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

Time 1:00-4:00P

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 6-12

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

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


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YOUTH Abrakadoodle: ARTBLAST! STEAM Camp Activity Room A

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

Time 1:00-4:00P

Age 6-12

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

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: Incredible Capers Meeting Rooms

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

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Grade 1-8

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

Abrakadoodle: Bug Me! Creepy Crawler’s Camp Activity Room A

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

Time 1:00-4:00P

Age 6-12

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

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

Abrakadoodle: The Artsy Crafty WOW Camp!

Meeting Rooms

Activity Room A

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

To register, see page 36.

Time 1:00-4:00P

Age 6-12

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

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

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

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Grade 1-10

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

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YOUTH Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: Gamer Academy Meeting Rooms

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

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Grade 1-8

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

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

Playhouse is taking their show on the road! Over two weeks, work as a group to put together a full production of the 101 Dalmatians story, while learning acting, singing, dancing and theatre crafts, and playing plenty of fun games. Day Date M-F 7/5-7/16

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Age 1-6

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

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: Spidey School

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: A Play A Day

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

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

Meeting Rooms

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

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Grade 1-8

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

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: Role Players Camp Meeting Rooms

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

Time 9:00A-4:30P

46 CenterPoint Summer 2021

Grade 6-10

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

Meeting Rooms

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

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Grade 6-10

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

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: Campsite Chaos Meeting Rooms

Summer camp is finally here! But the counselors have lost the camp skits book, and there can’t be a campfire without skits and spooky stories. It’s up to us to create new tales. Learn how to improvise, act, and write and perform sketch comedy to put together some the funniest and scariest campfire skits you’ve ever seen! Final scenes will be performed around the campfire circle. Day Date M-F 7/19-7/23

Time 9:00A-4:30P

PRE: Premier pass holder

Grade 1-8

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

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


  MASON COMMUNITY CENTER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

YOUTH iDap Summer Camp: Girls Only Coding Meeting Room

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

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

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

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park: Musical Masquerade Meeting Rooms

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

Time 9:00A-4:30P

Grade 1-8

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

iDap Summer Camp: Video Game Production Meeting Room

Campers will design and create a 3D video game using the Unity Video Game engine. You will create all assets for the game including the characters, game environments, etc. The ability to type and spell on a keyboard are required for this camp. Day Date M-F 7/12-7/16

Time 9:00A-4:00P

Age 10-14

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

iDap Summer Camp: eSPORTS/Paintball Tournament

iDap Summer Camp: Music Video Production

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

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

Meeting Room

Day Date Tu-F 6/1-6/4

Time 9:00A-4:00P

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Age 10-14

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

Meeting Room

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

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

PRE: Premier pass holder

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

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

YOUTH Skyhawks Sports Camps: Beginning Golf Heritage Oak Park

Campers will learn the fundamentals of swinging, putting, and body positioning. Skyhawks has adopted the SNAG (Starting New At Golf ) system as its curriculum. SNAG, developed by the PGA, is specifically designed for the entry-level player and simplifies instruction so that young players can make an easy and effective transition onto the golf course. All equipment provided. Day M-F M-F M-F

iDap Summer Camp: Board Game Production

Date 6/14-6/18 7/19-7/23 8/2-8/6

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

Age 5-9 5-9 5-9

Deadline 6/7 7/12 7/26

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

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Meeting Room

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

Time 9:00A-12:00P

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) 8-12 8/2 $140 /$165 /$190 /$215

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Laffalot Summer Camp Field House - Ct 1&4

Laffalot Summer Camp presents a fun-filled camp by offering a wide variety of sports, games, and activities that develop coordination, balance, spatial awareness, agility, and strength through play. Day Date BOYS CAMP Tu-F 6/1-6/4 M-Th 6/28-7/2 M-F 8/2-8/6 GIRLS CAMP Tu-F 6/1-6/4 M-Th 6/28-7/2 M-F 8/2-8/6

Time

Age

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR)

Activity

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

6-12 6-12 6-12

5/25 6/21 7/26

$129 /$152 /$177 /$202 $157 /$185 /$210 /$235 $157 /$185 /$210 /$235

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

6-12 6-12 6-12

5/25 6/21 7/26

$129 /$152 /$177 /$202 $157 /$185 /$210 /$235 $157 /$185 /$210 /$235

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Skyhawks Sports Camps: Flag Football Heritage Oak Park

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

Time 1:00-4:00P

Age 7-12

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

Skyhawks Sports Camps: Mini Hawk

Skyhawks Sports Camps: Basketball

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

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

Heritage Oak Park

Day M-F M-F M-F

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

To register, see page 36.

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

Age 5-9 5-9 5-9

Deadline 5/31 7/5 7/19

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

www.imaginemason.org

513.229.8555

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Heritage Oak Park

Day M-F M-F M-F

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

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

Age 6-12 6-12 6-12

Deadline 6/14 7/5 7/19

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

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YOUTH Skyhawks Sports Camps: Tennis

SPECIAL EVENTS

Heritage Oak Park

Players will learn proper grips, footwork, strokes, volleys, and serves during a series of drills designed to teach skills in a fun and dynamic way. Athletes also learn the rules and etiquette that make tennis an exciting game. Day Date M-F 6/28-7/2 M-F 7/19-7/23

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

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

Skyhawks Sports Camps: Multi Sport Skyhawks multi-sport camp is designed to introduce athletes to a variety of different sports in one setting combining basketball, flagfootball, and soccer into one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials skills of each sport along with vital life lessons such as respect and teamwork. Date 6/28-7/2 7/6-7/9 8/2-8/6

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

Age 6-12 6-12 6-12

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

Heritage Oak Park

Day M-F Tu-F M-F

Parents’ Night Out

Deadline 6/21 6/28 7/26

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

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Day Date F 6/11 F 6/25 F 7/9 F 7/23 F 8/6 F 8/20

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

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

Deadline 6/4 6/18 7/2 7/16 7/30 8/13

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

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SPORTS ENRICHMENT

Sassy Sixes and Sevens Gymnastics Multipurpose Room

Fishing Fundamentals MMAC Community Room

New to fishing? You came to the right place! Bring your own fishing pole for this exciting new program. Boys and girls will learn basic fishing skills including casting, reeling, and how to properly bait your fishing pole and will have an opportunity to practice those skills while fishing together. Students will also learn about native fish species in our area as well as water safety while fishing. Day Date Sa 7/10 Sa 8/14

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

50 CenterPoint Summer 2021

Age 6-12 6-12

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 7/3 $25 /$30 /$38 /$45 363300-01 8/7 $25 /$30 /$38 /$45 363300-02

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

Date 6/7-6/28 6/8-6/29 6/4-6/25 6/5-6/26 7/5-7/26 7/6-7/27 7/9-7/30 7/10-7/31

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

PRE: Premier pass holder

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

Deadline 5/31 6/1 5/28 5/29 6/28 6/29 7/2 7/3

BAS: Basic pass holder

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

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MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

YOUTH Advanced Sassy Sixes and Sevens Gymnastics Multipurpose Room

Younger students who are ready for more advanced gymnastics skills may be invited by their instructor to participate in this class. Day Tu, Th Tu, Th

Date 6/8-7/1 7/6-7/29

Time Varies Varies

Age 6-7 6-7

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 6/1 $80 /$95 /$119 /$143 343468-02 6/29 $80 /$95 /$119 /$143 343468-03

Beginners Gymnastics Multipurpose Room

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

Date 6/7-6/28 6/8-6/29 6/3-6/24 7/5-7/26 7/6-7/27 7/8-7/29

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

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

Deadline 5/31 6/1 5/27 6/28 6/29 7/1

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

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Advanced Beginners Gymnastics Multipurpose Room

Students must have some gymnastics experience and have mastered the basic Beginner skills. This class will provide a greater challenge to students on the floor, uneven bars, balance beam, and vault. Day Date M 6/7-6/30 M 7/5-7/28

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

Age 8-17 8-17

Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 5/31 $80 /$95 /$119 /$143 343482-02 6/28 $80 /$95 /$119 /$143 343482-03

Meet the Mason Twisters Head Coach, Yonce Daniels While growing up in Tallahasee, Florida, Yonce Daniels fell in love with the sport of gymnastics. She took this love and carved an impressive career for herself as an adorned, well respected professional and mentor. After graduating from Florida A&M University High School, Yonce received a full gymnastics scholarship to the University of Iowa. Yonce was a fierce competitor and known for her ability to dominate the competition, winning state, regional and national championships. After college, Yonce turned pro-athlete and began touring for the next five years with friend, Olympic gymnast, and actor Kurt Thomas. With so many achievements and experiences, she became a highly sought and well-respected gymnastics coach and choreographer. She opened Gym Express, the first female African American owned gymnastics school, training preschool through elite level gymnasts. She has worked with gymnasts ranging from instructional level to elite level including athletes like Tasha Schwikert (Olympian and World Champion Gold Medalist); DiTo register, see page 36.

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ane Durham (First African American to win All-Around National Title at USAG National Championships); and Kelli Hill (1996 Olympian Domonique Dawes’ coach) Her award winning choreography has also been performed by gymnasts in gyms and universities worldwide. In 2010, Yonce became the head coach for the City of Mason, Mason Twisters gymnastics program. Over the past 11 years, the program transformed from a small 5-person recreational program to a USA Gymnastics sanctioned, competitive program with 38 athletes. The team is known for cultivating state and regional champions and collegiate level athletes. Additionally, the team has gained international attention as they have been invited to participate in exclusive competitions in England, the Bahamas, and Jamaica. In addition to her success in gymnastics, Yonce is also an award-winning book author and a certified yoga and ariel instructor. Yonce’s book, My Flipping Yaya, a children’s book which tells the fun story of a gregarious flipping grandmother and her granddaughter is currently featured for sale in Mason Community Center’s symbiosis gift shop. Summer 2021

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MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

YOUTH

TEEN CAMPS

Summer Fun Camp – Counselor in Training Mason Community Center

As a Counselor in Training (CIT), you will get hands-on experience working with our Summer Fun Camp program every day. CITs will lead group games, speak in front of groups, and provide programming support for other themed activities. Daily activities will focus on building leadership skills and teamwork. All field trips will be on Wednesdays each week.

Future Stars Tennis Heritage Oak Park

Future Stars are tennis players just beginning to play from the baseline and will follow the “games” approach to learning tennis. In case of inclement weather, lessons will be held in the Field House at Mason Community Center. Day Tu Th Sa Tu Th Sa Tu Th Sa Tu

Date 6/1-6/22 6/3-6/24 6/5-6/26 6/29-7/27 7/1-7/29 7/3-7/31 8/3-8/24 8/5-8/26 8/7-8/28 8/31-9/2

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

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

Deadline 5/5 5/27 5/29 6/22 6/24 6/26 7/27 7/29 7/31 8/24

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

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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. In case of inclement weather, lessons will be held in the Field House at Mason Community Center. Day Th Sa Th Sa Th Sa

Date 6/3-6/24 6/5-6/26 7/1-7/29 7/3-7/31 8/5-8/26 8/7-8/28

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

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

Deadline 5/27 5/29 6/24 6/26 7/29 7/31

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

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Day Date Time M-F 6/7-6/11 9:00A-4:00P Island Adventures M-F 6/14-6/18 9:00A-4:00P Outer Space M-F 6/21-6/25 9:00A-4:00P Creative Campers M-F 7/5-7/9 9:00A-4:00P Cartoon Craze M-F 7/12-7/16 9:00A-4:00P Wild West M-F 7/19-7/23 9:00A-4:00P Messy Olympics M-F 7/26-7/30 9:00A-4:00P Wacky Water Week

Age 13-15

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

13-15

6/7

$185 /$218 /$243 /$268

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13-15

6/14

$185 /$218 /$243 /$268

236636-03

13-15

6/28

$185 /$218 /$243 /$268

236636-04

13-15

7/5

$185 /$218 /$243 /$268

236636-05

13-15

7/12

$185 /$218 /$243 /$268

236636-06

13-15

7/19

$185 /$218 /$243 /$268

236636-07

SPORTS

Advanced Beginner/Intermediate Tennis Heritage Oak Park

This class is for students who are beginning to play sets. They can hit six of ten serves in from the baseline and can rally five balls in a row with a partner from the baseline. In case of inclement weather, lessons will be held in the Field House at Mason Community Center. Day Sa Sa Sa

Date 6/5-6/26 7/3-7/31 8/7-8/28

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

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age 10-18 10-18 10-18

Deadline 5/29 6/26 7/31

BAS: Basic pass holder

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

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MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


ADULT FITNESS & WELLNESS

Fitness Center

Take the first step towards 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, cardio respiratory 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. Age 15 & up

ADULT

Right-handed golfers improve accuracy and distance by keeping the le arm closer to your body on the downswing. Too much separation leads to loss of distance or errant shots. Practice at Home •Place a hand towel or golf glove under your le arm, near the armpit.

Fitness Assessments

Day Varies

Stay Connected

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

•Hold that object in place while making a swing. Do not let it drop. •Practicing will help maintain arm connection. Le-handed golfers will place the object under their right arm.

THE GOLF CENTER

*Up to 4 free assessments per year. **The $30 assessment fee can be applied towards the purchase of a personal training package.

Personal Training Fitness Center

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

STRONG FOR SUMMER

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.

JUNE 1 - AUGUST 31 Combine lower body, upper body, and core moves for total body strength.

Bring your membership card to the fitness desk when you come for your personal training appointment. Your trainer will scan your card at the beginning of each training session.

June Squats

July Pushups

August Planks

Ages 12+ Registration Required

To register, see page 36.

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ADULT

Tuesdays   a.m. -  p.m. June , July , August  Thursdays - :  p.m. June , July , August

Introductory Training Specials for Members

Ages + • Registration Required

These are available to all members new to personal training for a one-time purchase. You can choose either package but won’t have the option to take advantage of both.

JUNE Healthy Food Swaps

Wellness

Talks Series

JULY Pre & Post Workout Fuel

AUGUST Fad Diets

Members Only Sports Adult Basketball Mon & Wed - p.m. • Sat morning  a.m.-noon Adult Badminton Tues & Thurs - p.m. • Sat morning -: a.m. Pickleball Mon-Fri noon- p.m.

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Registration required. Register once and be eligible for free play during the designated times as long as your membership remains active.

Session Type Three 30-Minute Introductory Sessions Three 1-Hour Introductory Sessions

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

PRE: Premier pass holder

Fee $66 $99

Premier

Basic

Non-Member

$35 $189 $370

$42 $223 $436

$63 $273 $486

$26 each $140 each $275 each

$31 each $165 each $324 each

$47 each $215 each $374 each

$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

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


MASON COMMUNITY CENTER ACTIVITIES

ADULT SPORTS

Adult Beginner Tennis

Adult Cardio Tennis

Heritage Oak Park

Heritage Oak Park

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

Date 6/1-6/22 6/29-7/27 8/3-8/24 8/31-9/21

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

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

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This class is for adults who can play sets and will focus on doubles skills and strategies. Day Th Th Th

Date 6/3-6/24 7/1-7/29 8/5-8/26

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

Age 16 & up 16 & up 16 & up

Deadline 5/27 6/24 7/29

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

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PILATES

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AUGUST

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SENIOR ENRICHMENT

SPECIAL EVENTS

Alzheimer’s Series Senior Center

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

Date 6/17 7/15 8/19

Time 10:30-11:45A 10:30-11:45A 10:30-11:45A

Age 55 & up 55 & up 55 & up

Deadline 6/10 7/8 8/12

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

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Parkinson’s Support Group Senior Lounge

Mason’s Parkinson’s Support Group offers you education, exercise therapy, and support that has proven beneficial in helping cope with this disease. Day Date Th 6/3-8/26

Time 4:30-5:30P

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 55 & Up 5/26 Free to members 349205-01

Breakfast Bingo Senior Center

Rise and shine with Breakfast and Bingo! Join us for coffee and pastries, friends, and prizes. Please bring quarters for each round and increase your chance to win! Day Date Time Age Tu 6/15 9:30-11:00A 55 & up Tu 7/20 9:30-11:00A 55 & up Tu 8/17 9:30-11:00A 55 & up *This class is at Mason’s Municipal Aquatic Center.

Picasso Painters Senior Center

Try your hand at painting. No experience is required. People with various levels of skill will learn from each other. Please bring your own supplies. Day Date Tu 6/1-8/31

Time 9:30-11:30A

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Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 55 & up 2/23 Free to members 322200-01

Deadline 6/8 7/13 8/10

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

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Safari Dinner Senior Lounge

Let’s go on a Safari! To dinner that is. Join us at a local restaurant for food and socializing. Reservation is under the name Mason Senior Center. COVID guidelines for the restaurants limit our group to twenty; sitting at smaller tables. Registration is required. Day Date Time W 6/9 6:00-8:00P Phoencian Taverna W 7/14 6:00-8:00P Courseview Restaurant W 8/11 6:00-8:00P Clyborne Provisions and Spirits

PRE: Premier pass holder

Age Deadline Fee (PRE/BAS/MR/NR) Activity 55 & up 6/2 Free 344300-01 55 & up

7/7

Free

344300-02

55 & up

8/4

Free

344300-03

BAS: Basic pass holder

MR: Mason resident

NR: Nonresident


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