Saturday, November 29, 2003

Community Agenda

Railroad slide show planned

WEST END - Todd Miller, of Clear Block Productions Inc. Railway Video Specialists, will present a slide show at the next meeting of the Cincinnati Railroad Club at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Tower A of the Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave. The program will feature scenes of winter railroading in Wisconsin.

All railroad enthusiasts are invited to attend. Information: 651-7245.

Light show is drive-through

SHARONVILLE - Sharon Woods' Sharon Centre, 11450 Lebanon Road, is open for family fun 6-10 p.m. every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until Dec. 21. Visitors can participate in an interactive train display while Dickens carolers stroll around the visitor center singing carols. Nature's Niche Store will be open as well as an indoor playground for children ($2). Food and beverages will be sold.

Holiday in Lights, the drive-through light show of more than 350,000 lights, will be open through Jan. 3. Hours are 6-10 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 6-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The cost is $10 per car, or $45 for vehicles with more than 15 passengers.

Park district serving brunch

ANDERSON TOWNSHIP - The Hamilton County Park District offers a brunch buffet from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 30-Feb. 22, at Sweetwine Banquet Center at Woodland Mound, 8250 Old Kellogg Road. The brunch includes a waffle bar and a menu of more than 40 items. Cost: adults, $9.30; children under 10, $5.65. Gratuities are not accepted.

A Park District motor vehicle permit is required to enter the park: annual, $3; daily, $1. Information: 521-7275 or

Christmas program at church

KENWOOD - Kenwood Baptist Church, 8341 Kenwood Road, will offer performances of its 9th annual "Living Christmas Tree" at 6:30 p.m., Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14. The tree, a 25-foot tiered platform with roping, decorations and lights, holds 50 choir members.

The program, "It's All About Christmas," will include secular favorites and sacred music. Reserved seat tickets at $7 each will be available at the door or in advance at the church office. Information: 791-0355.

Group helps job-seekers

FINNEYTOWN - The Family Life Center, 703 Compton Road, will offer a free 10-week job search support group that meets weekly 1:30-3 p.m. beginning Monday. It helps people who need help finding a new job, or those who want to learn more about their talents and abilities to make a career change.

Guest speakers will discuss topics that include personal stress management, using head-hunters, the Internet, and how to survive financially while looking for work. Participants will have the opportunity to take and self-score a personality test used by employers today to fit applicants to the right job. Free resume assistance will be offered. To register, call 931-5777.

Flower arrangements for sale

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP - Lanes End Farm, 517 Baxter Road, will sell holiday and winter, dried and permanently fresh arrangements from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6, noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 7. The 1850's cottage, on land first owned by John Quincy Adams, will be open also these two days for tours. Information: 683-1777.



 Oakley: Weekly Co-Dependents Anonymous: 7 p.m., United Church of Christ, 4100 Taylor. Visit


 Blue Ash: City Council Swearing-In Ceremony: 7 p.m., Council Chambers, Municipal & Safety Center, 4343 Cooper Road.

 Clifton: Town Meeting: 7:30 p.m., Annunciation Church, 3547 Clifton Ave.

 East End: Community Council: 7 p.m., LeBlond Recreation Center, 2335 Eastern Ave.

 Madeira: School Board: 7 p.m., Madeira Junior/Senior High School, 7465 Loannes Drive.


 Anderson Township: Weekly Anderson Network Professionals: 7:30 a.m., Anderson Senior Center, 7970 Beechmont Ave. 474-5000.

 Blue Ash: City Council Budget Study: 7 p.m., Council Chambers, Municipal & Safety Center, 4343 Cooper Road.

 Hyde Park: Sew for Children's Hospital weekly meeting: 10 a.m., HydePark Center for Older Adults, 2800 Erie Ave. No experience needed. Information: 321-6816.

 Madeira: Weekly GriefShare Support Group: 7 p.m., Room 102, St. Paul United Methodist Church, 8221 Miami Road. 891-8181.

 Madisonville: Cincinnati Folk Dancers, international folk dancing: Weekly, 8 p.m., Madisonville Recreation Center, 5320 Stewart Road. Beginners welcome - instruction provided. Information: 533-3699.

 Milford: City Council: 7 p.m., Council Chambers, 745 Center St.

 Montgomery: Seven Hills Toastmasters: 6:30 p.m., Coldwell Banker, 9600 Montgomery Road. Guests welcome.

 Mount Adams: Civic Association: 7:45 p.m., Holy Cross-Immaculata Community Center, Pavilion and Guido.

 Oakley: Community Council: 7 p.m., Community Center, Hyde Park Plaza, 3882 Paxton Ave.

 Reading: City Council: 8 p.m., City Hall, 1000 Market St.

 Symmes Township: Trustees: 7 p.m., Township Administration Building, 9323 Union Cemetery Road.


 Blue Ash: Sycamore School Board: 7:30 a.m., Board Offices, 4881 Cooper Road.

 Covington, Ky.: Schizophrenia or Schizo-Affective weekly support group: 1:30 p.m., Recovery Network of Northern Kentucky, 513 Madison Ave., second floor.

 East Walnut Hills: Community Council: 7:30 p.m., St. Francis DeSales Elementary School, Madison and Hackberry Road.

 Oakley: Weekly Co-Dependents Anonymous: 8 p.m., United Church of Christ, 4100 Taylor. Visit

Military Reunions

The USS Tolovana (AO-64) reunion will be held in the spring in San Diego. Information: Joseph Baer at (508) 429-6640 or

The USS Tarawa (CV/CVA/CVS-40/LHA-1) reunion in the spring in Andover, Md. Contact: Charlie Huck at (812) 682-4219 or


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