Connect Montgomery, the civic collaborative composed of community organizations, wants to make a difference in our community. With the organizing assistance of Blue Ash/Montgomery Rotary Club, Connect Montgomery is leading a partnership of volunteer organizations to make a unified impact on national Make a Difference Day, October 22. Montgomery based organizations are urged to join this collective effort by identifying a project that motivates your group, then go out and make a difference through a day of volunteering.
MONTGOMERY’S POPULAR LIVE AT THE UNI RETURNS THIS FALL
Free Series Showcases Montgomery Musicians
This music series, new in 2010, was so popular that the city will repeat the series this Fall, featuring well-known area musicians and residents of Montgomery, plus post-concert receptions courtesy of Stone Creek Dining Co.
Car Show rolls into Montgomery Saturday, Sept. 10, 5-8pm, Montgomery Square Plaza (Kroger Shopping Area Parking Lot) Great family fun; cars from the 20’s to the 80’s, live musical entertainment, soft drinks, beer, and food. Free for spectators, $10 car entries. Proceeds benefit the Holiday Family Fund and future improvements in City parks. Visit montgomeryohio.org for more information, including how to enter.
Is your dog the Top Dog? Send in a video and a written description of your beloved, talented, or amazing dog for the chance to show off on stage at the City’s Labor Day DogFest & K-9 Kerplunk event and earn the coveted “Top Dog” title. Can your dog "sit and stay," "come" or "lie down?” Here’s a chance to show off skills like "dancing," "best kisser," "loudest singer," "expert Frisbee catcher" or "highest jumper". Can your dog "shake hands," "roll-over," "play dead" or “skateboard?" Or is your dog just ‘dog-gone’ cute?
From kite making to a circus workshop, we have the fun and entertainment that sometimes get YOU involved in the show! It's "Entertainment you're a part of" every Wednesday in July from 12noon to 12:45pm in Swaim Park under the large picnic shelter. Bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy these great entertainers. The lineup includes:
July 6: KITES!
See a variety of kites and make one to fly! Kite materials will be available to the first 50 people.
July 13: Juggling Show
Be mesmerized by how a juggler makes juggling look so easy.
“After MCLA I have a different feeling about how I can participate in my community and be a friend to my neighbors.” Quotes such as that, marked the end of The Montgomery Citizens Leadership Academy (MCLA) 2011. A March graduation closed out another successful year of MCLA, billed as “the coolest civics class you’ll ever take”. Now recruiting for its fifth year, the Leadership Academy has seen over 100 residents, local business people and members of civic groups experience a truly unique behind the scenes look at the Montgomery community.
Preparations are underway for the July 4th Parade and Festival and the Bastille Day Celebration. Volunteers, ages 16 and up, are needed as Parade Line-Up Assistants and should report to the Sycamore Junior High from 8:30am to 10:30am. Those interested should contact DeAnna Gross at 792-8329 or dgross [at] ci [dot] montgomery [dot] oh [dot] us.
Celebrating 22 years of friendship with our Sister City, Montgomery's annual Bastille Day Celebration is set for Saturday, July 16, from noon to 11pm in downtown Montgomery on Montgomery Road between Remington and Cooper Roads
With attitude and artistic flair, this traditional Montgomery Celebration will open for a day long mingling of fun, food, drinks and entertainment for the whole family to enjoy!
Make it a family tradition to celebrate Independence Day together with neighbors and friends at the City of Montgomery’s July 3rd Concert and July 4th Parade and Festival.
• July 3rd Concert is on Sunday, July 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Montgomery Park.
• July 4th Parade is on Monday, July 4 at 10 a.m. on Cooper and Montgomery Roads.
• July 4th Festival is on Monday, July 4 in Montgomery Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Share your time and talents and volunteer to serve on a commission listed below. The initial step in getting involved is to attend an upcoming meeting of the commission you are interested in to learn more about their project work and to meet the current members. The following commissions are in need of one more members to complete their volunteer teams: