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What's Happening in the Lake Lakengren Area This Month?

Updated: May 16, 2022

Are you ready to take advantage of May’s warmer weather by getting out and about more? This list of activities will help you get started:

May 3, 2022


Life in the Craft Lane:


Tuesday, May 3 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Hamilton Lane Library

300 North Third Street Hamilton, OH 45011

Crafters and non-crafters unite and put your DIY skills to the test. This month at the Hamilton Lane Library participants will try their hand at creating Mosaic Pots. Age group: Adults. For more information or to register for the free class, visit or call (513) 894-7156.

May 5, 2022


Des Fleurs Garden Club:


Thursday, May 5 @ 8:00 AM – 1:30 PM EDT

Oxford Community Arts Center

10 South College Avenue, Oxford, OH 45056

This fun and elegant event draws gardeners from all over the area and provides a great deal of the funding for the club’s special projects. Beautiful planters, baskets, and other garden items put together by Garden Club Members will be featured in the elegant Ballroom and North Parlor of the Oxford Community Arts Center.

The Quick Sale begins at 8:00 a.m. in the North Parlor and is open to everyone on a “walk-in” basis. The Quick Sale consists of tables and tables of garden plants, ranging from common and not-so-common perennials such as daisies, hosta varieties, tropicals, and herbs. You will also find some less common annuals, wildflowers, and even books and plant labels at very reasonable prices. Don’t dawdle! By the time the Live Auction begins most of the best finds in the Quick Sale are gone.

The Live Auction requires reservations and begins in the Ballroom at 9:30 a.m. with a free luncheon following the auction. Container gardens, special plants, combinations, and any manner of other extraordinary finds will be auctioned by botanist Jack Keegan.

Visit or contact for reservations or further information.

Friends of the Hamilton-Fairfield Lane Libraries ANNUAL BOOK SALE

Thursday & Friday, May 5 - 6 @ 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Saturday, May 7 @ 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

Queen of Peace Parish Gymnasium

2550 Millville Avenue, Hamilton, OH 45011

The 3-day annual Friends used book sale is back! Browse thousands of fiction and non-fiction titles at great bargain prices. This Lane Libraries event is open to all age groups. For more information, visit

Charcuterie Class:

A TOUR OF MEXICO by We Love It Too

Thursday, May 5 @ 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. EDT

We Love It Too

408 Main Street, Hamilton, OH 45013

Come and explore the wonderful culture and the foods of beautiful Mexico while creating delicious charcuterie boards. Price of admission is $65 and includes lesson, food, charcuterie board (to take home) and 10% off any purchase on the night of the event. Ticket sales end on the day prior to each class. Register online at

May 6, 2022



Friday, May 6 @ 7:00 PM EDT

Oxford Community Arts Center, Theater

10 South College Avenue, Oxford, OH 45056

OCAC’s feature movie this month is A Streetcar Named Desire (1951-PG), starring Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, and Karl Malden. Admission is free; popcorn and water are available for sale before the performance. Movie run time is 2 hours, 2 minutes. For more information, call (513) 524-8506 or visit


Friday, May 6 @ 7:45 PM – 10:00 PM EDT

Oxford Community Arts Center

10 South College Avenue

Oxford, OH 45056

Here is your opportunity to learn to contra dance! Beginners are welcomed and encouraged. The dances are fun, easy to learn, and don’t require fancy footwork. If you can walk, you can contra. Come meet new people and have fun! Adults - $7/ Students - $5; tickets will be sold at the door.

May 7, 2022



Saturday, May 7 @ 8 AM – 10 AM EDT

Meet @Courthouse Plaza, Downtown Eaton

Intersection of Rt 127 & Rt 35

Moms and Daughters, Fathers and Sons, Friends and Besties! Start the morning off with an invigorating (planned route) walk around downtown, followed by shopping and treats! Exercise, conversation, treats, and shopping?! See early gardens and enter to win flower baskets! Open to the public.

Pre-registration available for walk participants; to register and reserve your FREE spot, visit:


Saturday, May 7 @ 7:00 PM (Doors open @ 5:00 PM)

Lakengren Lodge

22 W Lakengren Drive, Eaton, OH 45320

Attention Lakengren A&E members: the excitement of spending time at the race track is coming to you! Join us for an evening of Video Horse Racing, Raffle Prizes, and a Hat Contest, so come dressed for the Kentucky Derby. There will be 10 races; bring some money, place your bets, and cheer your horses to the finish line! The Lodge doors will open at 5:00 pm, and the Races begin at 7:00 pm.

GENTRI – The Gentlemen Trio

Saturday, May 7 @ 7:30 PM EDT

Civic Hall Performing Arts

380 Hub Etchison Parkway, Richmond, Indiana 47374

GENTRI (short for “The Gentlemen Trio”) is comprised of three dynamic tenors: Brad Robins, Casey Elliott and Bradley Quinn Lever. Pioneering a signature sound they call “Cinematic Pop,” the music of GENTRI is transfused with epic orchestrations and dynamic three-part harmonies all composed by the group’s producer Stephen Nelson.

To date, GENTRI has released three EP’s and three full length albums; almost all of GENTRI’s albums have reach #1 on various Billboard charts. Visit or call the Civic Hall Box Office for tickets: 765-973-3350.

May 8, 2022



Sunday, May 8 @ 8:30 AM EDT

Woodside Cemetery and Arboretum

1401 Woodside Blvd, Middletown, OH 45042

The Mother’s Day 5k Run & Walk features a flat course on paved trails through the beautiful Woodside historic cemetery and arboretum. Chip-timed 5K for runners and race walkers. Shorter course loops available for recreational walkers (without chip timing). Runners’ Awards: Overall male/female and top 3 M/F in each age group; 12 and under, 13-19, then 5 yr. intervals through 75-79, then 80+. Walkers’ Awards: Top 3 male and female and top M/F in each age group; under 29, 30-49, 50-69, 70-79, 80+.

Pre-Registration fee is $15.00 by April 20th (for shirt); Race Day registration fee is $20.00. For more information or to register, visit or contact Jenny Fink at 513-424-2273 or 513-594-5650.


Sunday May 8 @ 1:00 PM EDT

Peffer Park, Pavilion

4346 Millville Oxford RdOxford, OH 45056

Led by professional botanists from Miami University, these colorful walks will take place at the Silvoor Biological Sanctuary, a five-acre home to over 60 species of wildflowers. The Walks will begin at 1:00 PM on consecutive Sundays, May 1st and May 8th (Mother's Day). Participants need to meet their guide and fellow walkers at the pavilion located in Peffer Park (off of US 27). Comfortable walking shoes are recommended, and make sure your camera batteries are charged. You won't be able to resist taking a few photos of the gorgeous flowers lining the trail.

May 12, 2022


Shakespeare in the Parks Tour: JULIUS CAESAR

Thursday, May 12 @ 6:30 PM EDT

Jack Elstro Plaza

47 North 6th Street, Richmond, IN 47374

Enjoy an outdoor performance of Julius Caesar as performed by the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival theatre company. This is a free event, sponsored by the Richmond Shakespeare Festival. The production runs 90 minutes with no intermission. For more information, contact the touring company at or 502-574-9900.

May 14, 2022



Saturday, May 14 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT

Hamilton Lane Library

300 North Third Street, Hamilton, OH 45011

Calling all teen cake decorators! Compete in Hamilton Lane Library’s “Cupcake Wars” to see who will be crowned as the best decorator. Age group: 12-18. Registration begins April 14. For more information or to register visit: or call (513) 894-7156.

May 21, 2022



Saturday, May 21 @ 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT

Memorial Park, Uptown Oxford

2 North Main Street, Oxford, OH 45056

The worlds of wine, craft beer, live music, art, merchants, family fun, and food will converge in Oxford for a special Spring celebration during the Oxford Wine and Craft Beer Festival. Sip wine or enjoy the craft beer selection while listening to live music. Proceeds will support the Chamber’s scholarship fund. The Oxford Wine and Craft Beer Festival is a three-time winner of Ohio Magazine’s Best Wine Festivals in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Area artists will enhance the cultural experience by welcoming you into their realms of creativity. As the aroma from food vendors and nearby restaurants fills the air, your senses will also be greeted by live music on the stage. In the evening hours, a stroll through the lamp-lit park will allow you to sample more of Oxford as well as enjoy the musical entertainment – and don’t miss the “Toast the Town” celebration at 6 pm. For more information, visit

May 27, 2022



Friday, May 27 @ 4:00 PM EDT

Lakengren Marina 679 Lakengren Dr, Eaton, OH 45320

Please join Andrew Gaydosh & Associates for an End of School Year Celebration Party Friday, May 27th @ 4 pm at the Lakengren Marina. There will be hamburgers and hotdogs and of course, ice cream! Everyone is invited, adults and children. Come by car, golf cart, or boat. Feel free to bring your cooler and hang out during or after the event.

May 28, 2022



Saturday, May 28 @ 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

Oxford Lane Library

441 S Locust Street, Oxford, OH 45056

As part of the Seed to Table Garden Series, this event is for the urban gardener who doesn’t like to dig up the yard. Learn about potted plant maintenance and make a chef’s herb garden to have within close reach all summer long. Participants will construct a 2-tiered potted herb garden (herbs included) so wear garden-friendly clothes, bring a pair of gloves, and be prepared to get your green thumbs working! Age Group: Adult.

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