Updated: May 1
April is hoppin’ with events for Lake Lakengren area residents to appreciate. Here are several happenings this month that are very close to home:
April 2, 2022
10SoCo Presents: STUART WEBER
Saturday, April 2 @ 8:00 PM EDT
Oxford Community Arts Center, Brant Ballroom
10 South College Ave
Oxford OH 45056
Drawing inspiration for his compositions from the natural environment and the spirit of the American West, Stuart Weber brings to life images of rugged landscapes with uncompromising virtuosity. Praised as “a Western original” by The Denver Post, the classical guitarist is noted for his strong yet delicate guitar playing. Sponsored by the Elizabeth Wakeman Henderson Charitable Foundation, the evening’s program will be a set of Weber’s original pieces. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://oxarts.org/event/stuartweber/?instance_id=5697
April 8, 2022
Hueston Woods Lodge Presents:
DINNER & MURDER MYSTERY SHOWS
MURDER ON THE 20TH CENTURY LTD - Friday, April 8 @ 6:00 PM EDT
MURDER AT THE OPERA - Saturday, April 9 @ 6:00 PM EDT
Hueston Woods Lodge
5201 Lodge Road, College Corner, OH 45003
Everyone’s a suspect at these dramatic murder mystery dinners! Use your detective skills to reveal the culprits while feasting on a fantastic meal.
FRIDAY’S PLOT: A troupe of actors travels by train from New York to Chicago to present a new comedy, "Shakespeare's Last Stand.” Unfortunately, the actor playing Julius Caesar is found stabbed multiple times on the train.
SATURDAY’S PLOT: Famed Opera Tenor, Lucianno Manicotti, collapsed on the stage of Carnegie Hall just three weeks ago – poisoned! His widow and daughter have called for a reading of the will and a séance to see if his murderer can be revealed.
FRIDAY, APRIL 8 & SATURDAY, APRIL 9: Lodge Check-In is at 4:00 pm; Doors Open and Cash Bar @ 6:00 pm; Dinner and Murder Mystery Show @ 7:00 pm. Event tickets are $60; room reservations are sold separately. Call 513-664-3500 for ticket purchases and/or room reservations.
April 9, 2022
Oxford Community Arts Center Gala 2022
CELEBRATING 20 YEARS: AN OXFORD JEWEL
Friday, April 9 @ 7:00 - 10:00 PM EDT
Oxford Community Arts Center
10 South College Avenue
Oxford, OH 45056
OCAC’s Annual Gala is a key fundraising event for the Center, and features a musical performance, hors d’oeuvres, complimentary beer and wine bar, special art exhibit, and silent auction. Bidding for the silent auction will open April 2 at 10:00 AM. Auction items are available to preview starting March 19.
The Oxford Community Center drew over 14,000 visitors in the past 18 months, celebrating the creative voice of over 125 Ohio artists and performers. Over 3400 children benefited from OCAC classes and events, and complete art kits were delivered to over 150 children in the Oxford community. To purchase Gala tickets and/or bid on auction items, visit https://e.givesmart.com/events/jHX/
CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Saturday, April 9 @ 7:00 PM EDT
Sunday, April 10 @ 2:00 PM EDT
Richmond Civic Theatre
1003 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374
Here is your “golden ticket” to enter Roald Dahl’s world of pure imagination! Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through the wonders of Wonka. Get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more in this everlasting showstopper! Purchase tickets at https://itkt.choicecrm.net/ChoiceCRM.NET/templates/RCT/#/events or call the Box Office at 765-962-1816.
April 14, 2022
Oxford Parks and Recreation
ADULT EGG SCRAMBLE (Ages 18+)
Thursday, April 14 @ 7:00 PM EDT
*Rain date Friday, April 15 @ 7:00 PM
Oxford Community Park
6801 Fairfield Road, Oxford, OH 45056
Why not include the adults in this annual tradition? Any adult 18 years and older can join the fun and search the trails for eggs filled with coupons, prizes, and other surprises. This event is free and there is no registration required.
Visit https://www.enjoyoxford.org/calendar/#event=70321219;instance=20220414190000 for more information.
"NIGHTTIME" EGG SCRAMBLE 2022
Thursday, April 14 @ 9:30 PM EDT
*Rain Date: Friday, April 15 @ 9:30 PM EDT
Oxford Parks and Recreation/TRI Center
6025 Fairfield Road, Oxford, OH 45056
Kids 4th – 8th Grade: Grab your flashlight for this egg hunt, because it’s dark outside! Eggs will be filled with candy and other surprises, and kids are challenged to be extra sharp-eyed for this “scramble” in the night. The nighttime egg hunt event is FREE and there is no registration required. Visit https://www.enjoyoxford.org/calendar/#event=70321224;instance=20220414213000 for more information.
April 16, 2022
OXFORD’S COMMUNITY EARTHFEST 2022
Saturday, April 16 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Oxford Memorial Park
N Main St & E High St, Oxford, OH 45056
Come celebrate Earth Day at EarthFest, a free festival featuring games, interactive booths, workshops, live music, Oxford Farmer's Market, and more. Over 15 Miami University student groups and Oxford organizations will be there to interact with the community and have fun activities for all ages. For more information, visit https://muhub.campuslabs.com/engage/event/7812038
LAKENGREN A&E KID’S EASTER EGG HUNT
Saturday, April 16 @ 2:00 PM EDT
679 Lakengren Dr, Eaton, OH 45320
The Easter Bunny will be stopping by Lakengren Marina soon! Bring your children and their baskets down to the Marina for an egg hunt! For all kids ages 1-12. Visit https://www.enjoyoxford.org/calendar/#event=70321235;instance=20220416110000 for more information.
April 23, 2022
KIWANIS 66TH ANNUAL PANCAKE DAY
Saturday, April 23 @ 7:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Talawanda High School
5301 University Park Blvd, Oxford, OH 45056
Pancake Day is the Oxford Kiwanis Club's largest fundraiser of the year. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, juices, milk, and coffee all for a good cause. Tickets: $6 in advance; $7 Cash at the door (tickets available from any Kiwanis member). Children under 5 Free (pancakes, sausage, beverage). $2 upcharge for PREMIUM pancakes (Blueberry / Chocolate Chip / Strawberry / Gluten Free). Visit https://www.oxfordkiwanis.org/Page/41153 for more information, or email email@example.com.
KARA’S MUTT STRUTT K9 5K
Saturday, April 23 @ 10:00 AM EDT
2 S Main St, Middletown, OH 45044
This race has gone to the dogs! Proceeds from this event will go to the Kara Goheen's Friends and Furballs Fund, to keep the Dog Days Downtown Festival going, along with other "pet" projects that benefit Middletown animals. All awards will be reserved for our four-legged friends: First through Third place winners in two weight divisions, under 50 lbs and over 50 lbs. All four-legged participants will receive an official participation award!
Official race shirts will be for the humans; $10.00 per shirt. All dogs must be on a leash, must be friendly with other dogs, vaccinated, and not in heat. Leash must not exceed 6 ft. Registration deadline: April 8, 2022. Race day packet pick-up: 9:00 AM.
Visit https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Middletown/TheMuttStrutt5k to register, or for more information.
April 24, 2022
RED BRICK 5K RUN/WALK 43RD ANNUAL
Sunday, April 24 @ 10:30 AM EDT
Millet Hall - Miami University
355 Oak St, Oxford, OH 45056
Oxford’s annual Red Brick 5k Run/Walk is back this year! This event features a flat 5K course through the beautiful Miami University campus, plus actual “red brick” awards to the top 3 winners in each age group. Registration and awards will be inside Millet Hall; refreshments served after the race. This year’s event is combined with the Friends of Amber Volk 5K. T-shirts will be available for sale on race day only. Early registration deadline: April 22nd at 11:59 PM EDT. To register, visit https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=136221
BIRDS OF PREY: MIDWEST FALCONRY OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE
Sunday, April 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
TRI Community Center, Oxford Lane Library
441 S Locust Street, Oxford, OH 45056
Experience owls, hawks, and falcons up close in this interactive bird encounter. Bring a blanket or chair to enjoy this entertaining and educational outdoor program about birds of prey and conservation. All ages welcome. For more information, visit: https://lanepl.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=25307&lib=2&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2022/04/01
April 30, 2022
RSO Signature Event:
SHOW ME THE 90s!
Saturday, April 30 @ 6:00 PM EDT
The Tom Raper Center
Wayne County Fairgrounds
861 Salisbury Road North, Richmond, IN 47374
After three years of waiting, Richmond Symphony Orchestra is presenting its next highly anticipated Signature Event: Show Me the ‘90s! The RSO will perform hit movie themes, including Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Forrest Gump and Titanic. The performance is guaranteed to be a far-out experience, transporting everyone back to the ‘90s!
Guests can also expect several Jurassic-size photo opportunities, a visit to “Central Perk,” and a reunion with Andy’s toys. The evening will be capped off with a wicked good dance party as “The Ronald Reagans” make a return visit to Richmond. Guests are asked to hold onto your chokers, slip into your Birkenstocks, add some fashionable plaid, and get that Rachel haircut. Oh, snap!
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit https://richmondsymphony.org/product/show-me-the-90s/