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  • June 29, 2014

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    Enjoy a Day Out With Thomas on the Whitewater Valley Railroad, an operating railroad museum in Connersville, Indiana.

    What is Day Out With Thomas™?
    Day Out With Thomas is a family event that offers children and their grownups the opportunity to ride with classic storybook friend Thomas the Tank Engine™ at heritage railroads nationwide. Parents, grandparents and siblings join their aspiring engineers in the fun. The Day Out With Thomas experience will engineer miles of smiles for the whole family and introduce a new generation to the timeless excitement of railroading.

    Since Thomas the Tank Engine left the depot more than 60 years ago, this Really Useful Engine and his Island of Sodor friends have chugged their way into the hearts of preschoolers and grownups worldwide. Based on The Railway Series of classic stories authored by a father who loved trains and wanted a shared experience with his son, Thomas & Friends™ is a rite of passage that inspires the imagination while teaching the life lessons of friendship, exploration and cooperation.

    What are the appropriate ages for Day Out With Thomas?
    Day Out With Thomas is a family event that welcomes passengers of all ages.

    This years Day Out with Thomas event will be held in Connersville Indiana on the Whitewater Valley Railroad. See our Special Event Directions page on this site for additional information.

    When will Thomas The Tank Engine ™ be visiting the Whitewater Valley Railroad?
    Six days this spring: June 20�22 & 27�29, 2014 the Day Out With Thomas event comes to the downtown Connersville Station of the Whitewater Valley Railroad. He will prove that he is a really useful engine running trips about every 45 minutes. A break in the middle of each day will allow people to get a picture with him.

    The Whitewater Valley Railroad is an operating Railroad Museum located in Connersville Indiana. Formed in 1972 this operating railroad museum is not for profit and has been offering passenger operations since 1974 on 25 miles of track that is leased by Penn Central track between Connersville and Brookville.

    Location: The Whitewater Valley Railroad's South Connersville Yard, is south of Connersville Station, at South Eastern Ave. Simply follow the tracks to the south edge of town.
    PARKING

    Downtown parking may be available during the event, however, arrangements have been made for free parking at the Connersville High School located at 1300 Spartan Drive. See Directions to the parking area listed above.

    Accessible parking is available near the depot. Enter from Central Avenue at Court Street on the east side of the event grounds. Please call 765-825-2054 for instructions.
    http://whitewatervalleyrr.org/event_directions.php

    This railroad is primarily operated by volunteers and maintains diesel locomotives of historical significance including open window coaches that operate on a regular schedule from Connersville to Metamora. Additionally passengers are carried further South for a two mile excursion which runs along a restored canal, beyond the Canal Boat dock, a working aqueduct and a restored lock.

    The Whitewater Valley Railroad operates trains throughout the year hosting special events and not least the famous and annual Day Out with Thomas event. Child fares range for passengers 2 to 12 years of age and children under 2 ride for free when accompanied by an adult. The adult fares are for passengers 12 years of age and up.

    Day Out With Thomas The Tank

  • July 3, 2014

    Category: GeneralJuly 4th Weekend at Kings Island for Current and Retired Military!

    Free admission for Military personnel July 3-6

    Kings Island is once again honoring the brave men and women who serve in the U.S. military.

    All members of the military -- active and retired -- will receive free admission to Kings Island during the Fourth of July holiday July 3-6.

    The offer also allows military personnel to purchase up to six (6) discount admission tickets for members of their immediate family for only $29.99 at the front gate admissions windows on the day of their visit.

    Military personnel who qualify for the free admission ticket and discount offer for family members include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers' Training Corps with government issued ID.

    Kettering ROCK – N- BOOM will be held on Thursday July 3, 2014 from 6-10 p.m. at
    Kettering’s Delco Park.
    Come ROCK with Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice and the legendary Neil Sedaka live on
    stage. The event is free and open to the public. Specialty food will be available for sale.
    Handicapped parking is available within Delco Park on a first come, first served basis. Delco Park
    will close to vehicular traffic at noon on July 3 to accommodate set up for the event. Guest may
    bring food, non-alcoholic beverages, lawn chairs, blankets and umbrellas. The following are not
    permitted in the park during the event: alcohol, fireworks, sparklers, personal portable grills, tents,
    and tiki torches. Pets will not be permitted in Delco Park during the event. Public Parking can be
    found at the Tenneco Co. lot on Woodman Drive and in the parking lots surrounding Delco Park.
    Any areas where parking is prohibited will be clearly signed and barricaded.

    For more information visit www.ketteringoh.org.
    Date: July 3, 2014 at 9:45pm
    Where: Delco Park
    1700 Delco Park Drive
    Kettering, Ohio 45420

    Admission: Free

    Festivities begin at 6pm; there will be live music, a Kids Zone and more! Fireworks at dusk.

    Rock N Boom

    Category: GeneralCITY OF DAYTON LIGHTS IN FLIGHT FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

    The annual City of Dayton Independence Day holiday fireworks display will send 'Lights in Flight' above downtown Dayton and the Great Miami River on Thursday, July 3. The celebration will begin at 5 p.m. with a free-admission festival featuring food, beverages and music at RiverScape MetroPark. The entertainment line-up includes: DJ and recorded music from 5 to 6 p.m., The Burundian Drummers from 6 to 6:45 p.m., the Premium Blend Band from 7 to 7:45 p.m., and Son del Caribe from 8 to 9:45 p.m.

    The festivities wrap up with the spectacular Marion’s Piazza Lights in Flight fireworks at 10:00 p.m.

    The festival and fireworks are presented by the City of Dayton Department of Recreation and Youth Services, in cooperation with the Five Rivers MetroParks, the Dayton Human Relations Council, Marion’s Piazza, Miami Conservancy District and Wright State University. Call 333-8400 for more information

    The City of Dayton's Fireworks show has been given the Dayton People's Choice Award for Best Fireworks show in the Miami Valley.

    ~ Courtesy of Dayton Local.

    Category: GeneralFireworks Around The Valley

    Dayton
    Lights In Flight
    At Riverscape Five Rivers Metro Park
    10:00 pm
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    Enon
    George Rogers Clark Memorial at Dusk
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    Kettering
    Rock-n-Boom
    Kettering ROCK – N- BOOM will be held on Thursday July 3, 2014 from 6-10 p.m. at Kettering’s Delco Park.
    Come ROCK with Blood, Sweat and Tears featuring Bo Bice and the legendary Neil Sedaka live on stage. The event is free and open to the public.
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    Springfield
    Old Fashioned 4th of July Games at George Rogers Clark Park 2 - 5pm
    Fireworks at dusk at Clark County Fairgrounds
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    Vandalia
    Vandalia Sports Complex 10:00 pm

  • July 4, 2014

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    Category: GeneralFireworks Around The Valley

    July 4th Fireworks

    Centerville
    Americana Festival
    Parade along Franklin Street 10:00 am
    Fireworks 10:00pm - Centerville High School
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    Englewood
    Fireworks 10:00 pm - Centennial Park
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    Moraine
    Fireworks 10:00 pm - Wax Park
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    Piqua
    Fireworks at dusk - Fountain Park
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    Sidney
    Fireworks 10:00 pm - Sidney Middle School
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    Tipp City
    Celebrations- 6:00 - 10:00 pm
    Fireworks 10:00 pm
    City Park on Parkwood
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    Troy
    Parade at 9:00 am - Route: Staunton Rd. - Market St. - Main St. - Adams St.
    Fireworks 10:00 pm - Great Miami River Levee
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    West Milton
    Fireworks 10:00 pm at West Milton Park
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    Yellow Springs
    Parade 3:00 pm
    Fireworks 10:30 pm
    Fireworks

    Category: General49th Annual, 4th of July Greene County Car Show and Swap Meet

    Friday, July 4th, 2014 is the Greene County Antique and Classic Car Club 49th Car Show & Swap Meet at the Greene County Fairgrounds!

    Show Registration 8:00 to 12:00 with Participant Judging
    Awards & Prizes
    Dash Plaques to first 250 Units.
    Door Prizes given each hour
    Two trophies each of 22 classes, plus Best of Show, Oldest Car, and Special Awards.
    50/50 Drawing
    Food & Entertainment * Food Available * Music

    Courtesy of Dayton Local.

    Category: GeneralJuly 4th Weekend at Kings Island for Current and Retired Military!

    Free admission for Military personnel July 3-6

    Kings Island is once again honoring the brave men and women who serve in the U.S. military.

    All members of the military -- active and retired -- will receive free admission to Kings Island during the Fourth of July holiday July 3-6.

    The offer also allows military personnel to purchase up to six (6) discount admission tickets for members of their immediate family for only $29.99 at the front gate admissions windows on the day of their visit.

    Military personnel who qualify for the free admission ticket and discount offer for family members include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers' Training Corps with government issued ID.

  • July 5, 2014

    Category: GeneralJuly 4th Weekend at Kings Island for Current and Retired Military!

    Free admission for Military personnel July 3-6

    Kings Island is once again honoring the brave men and women who serve in the U.S. military.

    All members of the military -- active and retired -- will receive free admission to Kings Island during the Fourth of July holiday July 3-6.

    The offer also allows military personnel to purchase up to six (6) discount admission tickets for members of their immediate family for only $29.99 at the front gate admissions windows on the day of their visit.

    Military personnel who qualify for the free admission ticket and discount offer for family members include active military, retired military, National Guard, veterans with honorable or medical discharge and Reserve Officers' Training Corps with government issued ID.

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