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•  A village celebration
Edison and Fairview neighborhood school centers and Cityfolk present “It Takes a Village,” a community-wide celebration featuring food, crafts and performances beginning at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The event will be held at Fairview Elementary,
1306 W. Fairview Ave. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Tashira Collier, Fairview neighborhood site coordinator, at 260-0567.

•  Wogaman health fair
Wogaman PK-8 School will host a community health fair, from 9 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Friday (May 1) at the school, 920 McArthur Ave. The event will feature free blood pressure, BMI, cholesterol, HIV and blood sugar screenings, as well as information booths by local health agencies, free food, family games and bicycle safety. The event is co-sponsored by the Dayton chapter of The Links, Inc. For more information, call 542-5890.

•  Lots of space
The Challenger Center will host Space Day 2009 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on May 2. Families throughout the Miami Valley are invited to this free event, which will feature activities in science, technology, math and engineering (STEM). For more information, contact Marijane Recob at 542-6143.

•  Teacher Appreciation Week
The week of May 3-7 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Many district schools have special “thank yous” planned for educators:

-  All staff at Meadowdale PK-8 School will receive an entertainment coupon book and continental breakfast on Monday (May 4).
-  At Cleveland PK-8 and Stivers School for the Arts, teachers will be treated to a special luncheon courtesy of the schools’ parent associations, on Monday and Wednesday, respectively.
-  Thurgood Marshall High School will host a dinner and student video tribute, after school on May 8.
-  Valerie PK-8 School will spotlight teachers each day during morning radio announcements.
-  Rosa Parks PK-8 School will honor teachers each day with various themes, including apples, thank-you cards, Tootsie Rolls, a staff car wash and personal assistants day. In addition, the student council will plant a flower garden around the flagpole.

•  Learning to move
Eastmont Park PK-8 School will host “Learning to Move - Moving to Learn: Muscles, Movement and Learning,” a parent workshop on movement and its relationship to learning, at 7 p.m. on May 7 at the school, 1480 Edendale Road. For more information, contact Ann Gottschlich at 542-4503.

•  Recognizing teaching excellence
Dayton Public Schools will host the sixth annual Teacher of the Year recognition Tuesday, May 12, at 6 p.m. in the district’s Fourth Street Meeting Room at 115 S. Ludlow St.  The recognition program is a tribute to the men and women who exemplify excellence in teaching.  

•  Seeking vets
For the fourth year, students at Stivers School for the Arts are seeking veterans to be interviewed for the Library of Congress Veterans History Project. The primary focus is first-hand accounts from veterans from World Wars I and II; the Korean, Vietnam and Persian Gulf wars; and Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts, but vets do not have to have seen combat. In addition, US citizen civilians actively involved in supporting war efforts during World War II (such as war industry workers, USO workers, flight instructors and medical volunteers) are invited to share their valuable stories. For more information, contact Bridget Federspiel, Stivers social studies teacher, at 542-7441.

•  Poetry in motion
The poetry of Thurgood Marshall freshman Tathainna Alston was recently honored and read at a luncheon at Wright State Univer

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