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

July is exploding with opportunities for Lakengren locals to enjoy their community and surroundings! Here’s a list of events you won’t want to overlook:


July 1, 2022

 

RED BRICK FRIDAYS:

“Public Safety”


Friday, July 1 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT


Uptown Oxford

Oxford, OH 45056


From 6 PM - 10 PM, the city of Oxford will be “expanding” the sidewalks by closing ALL of High Street (from Beech St to Campus Ave) while spreading out on the bricks! Participating businesses will set up tables on the sidewalks and in parking spots on High Street with select items for sale, from food to retail. We're encouraging each business to play some music from their individual tables so as you walk from one end of High Street to the other, going table to table, you'll enjoy a unique, ever-changing musical experience!


Red Brick Fridays will occur three more times this summer: July 1st - Public Safety; August 5th - Dog Days, and August 26th - Welcome Back. For more information, including special events and prizes, visit Red Brick Fridays.



A & E Summer Concert Series 10th Anniversary:

THE GROWLERS


Friday, July 1 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT


Lakengren Marina 679 Lakengren Dr, Eaton, OH 45320


Celebrate Lakengren A&E's 10th year of the Summer Concert Series with Eaton’s very own Growlers playing! Following the Worley Boys performance on June 30, The Growlers promise to make this a rocking week! This special 10th Anniversary performance is sponsored by Thomas & Grushon Insurance Agency, Inc. For more information about The Growlers Band, click here.



Friday Night Lights: Summer Movie Series

ZOOTOPIA


Friday, July 1 @ Dusk


OCAC Pavilion

10 South College Avenue, Oxford, OH 45056


OCAC’s feature movie this month is Zootopia (2016-PG), an animated comedy/adventure about a bustling city where animals live and prosper. When Judy Hopps becomes the first rabbit to join the police force, she quickly discovers how difficult it is to enforce the law. Admission is free; free popcorn and snacks are also available. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and drinks (alcohol is prohibited). Movie run time is 1 hour, 48 minutes. For more information, visit Friday Night Lights: Summer Movie Series or call (513) 524-8506.



LIBERTY 4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL


Friday – Sunday, July 1-3, ALL DAY (Click here for schedule of events)


Union County Courthouse Lawn

26 West Union St, Liberty, IN 47353


This year’s Liberty 4th of July Festival is presented by Great Plains Communications. The 3-day annual event will feature a Waterball Contest, live bands, vendors, food vendors, parade, Liberty Freedom Run 7.5k, and much more! For more information, and to view daily event schedules, visit Liberty’s 4th of July Festival.


July 2, 2022

 

LAKE LAKENGREN INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION


Saturday, July 2 @ 6:00 PM EDT


Lakengren Marina 679 Lakengren Dr, Eaton, OH 45320


Join the fun with Andrew Gaydosh & Associates as they proudly present the annual Lake Lakengren Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 2. The event will feature food and festivities at the Marina, and Fireworks at the dam starting at 10:00 pm. There will also be a live radio broadcast on WETT 90.5FM. Additional sponsors of the event include Drake Heating & Air, Eaton Computer, Performance Outdoors, Harrison Wealth Management, PCTitle Pros Inc., Wood Propane, and PrimeLending. For more information, call 937-503-8700.


OXFORD FREEDOM FESTIVAL PARADE


Saturday, July 2 @ 6:30 PM EDT


200 W High Street (Begins)

Oxford, OH 45056


This year’s parade theme is “Salute to Freedom – Oxford Style,” so parade participants will be decorating with lots of red, white, and blue! The cash prizes to be awarded for Best Floats are: 1st - $100; 2nd - $75, and 3rd - $50. Kids ages 3 through 12 can decorate their bikes for the Bike Parade, and pet owners who want to participate in the Pet Parade can dress up their pets in patriotic costumes.

For more information, visit Oxford Freedom Festival 2022 - Parade.



Uptown Music Concert

BLUEWATER KINGS BAND


Saturday, July 2 @ 7:00 PM EDT* *Following the 6:30 PM Parade


Memorial Park, Uptown

Oxford, OH 45056


The Bluewater Kings Band has been providing top-notch event entertainment throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and beyond since 2015. They’re live music experts, specializing in high-energy music for festivals, weddings, corporate events, and private functions. Featuring top-tier, formally-trained musicians, they infuse every event with vivacity, fun, and pizzaz.

For more information, visit Uptown Music Concert – Bluewater Kings Band or call 513-523-8687.


July 3, 2022

 

INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS SHOW


Sunday, July 3 @ 4:00 PM EDT


Preble County Historical Society 7693 Swartsel Rd, Eaton, OH 45320


The theme for this year’s Independence Day Firework Show is “America’s Pastime,” so please wear your favorite BASEBALL team gear! The gates will open to the Public at 4:00 pm; Parking is $10 per vehicle (cash only). For more information, visit Independence Day Fireworks Show.


July 5, 2022

 

Lane Libraries:

SEASHELL WIND CHIMES


Tuesday, July 5 @ 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 Seashell Wind Chimes. Age Group: Adult.

To register, visit Seashell Wind Chimes-Hamilton.


SUMMER ART CAMP


Tues-Fri, July 5-8 @ 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT Sat, July 9 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT


Preble Arts

207 E Main St, Eaton OH 45320


For Ages 6 – 14. Introduce your child to the world of art and let them discover what it means to be creative! Campers will be experimenting with many different art genres, from pointillism to handmade sculptures, to scratch paper drawings! The goal is to get them engaged in what they are making and have a good time. The fee covers all activities and instruction, lunch, and all supplies. For more information and to register, visit Summer Art Camp 2022.

July 7, 2022

 

Uptown Music Concert

LISA BIALES – BELLE OF THE BLUES


Thursday, July 7 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

Memorial Park, Uptown

Oxford, OH 45056


Known for her crystal-clear voice and charming stage presence, Lisa Biales has been fittingly dubbed the “Belle of the Blues.” She has produced ten albums to date, with her latest, The Beat of My Heart, produced by Tony Braunagel and released in February 2022. Come and enjoy her signature bluesy, folk-rock sound as she joins the Uptown Music Concert summer lineup; you won’t be disappointed! For more information, visit Uptown Music Concert – Lisa Biales or call 513-523-8687.


July 9, 2022

 

JOSHUA RAY WALKER


Saturday, July 9 @ 7:30 PM EDT


RiversEdge Amphitheater 116 Dayton St, Hamilton, OH 45011


Rising country singer/songwriter Joshua Ray Walker will be bringing his non-traditional country, character-driven music to the RiversEdge Amphitheater stage on July 9th. His debut at the Grand Ole Opry in May of this year was met with a standing ovation, and he is known for writing songs that strike an emotional chord by painting a vivid picture.

To purchase tickets, or claim FREE tickets for general admission for access to the amphitheater bowl, visit Joshua Ray Walker + Joslyn & The Sweet Compression.


CIVIL WAR: PERSONAL STORIES


Saturday, July 9 @ 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EDT


Brooke-Gould Memorial Library

301 N. Barron Street, Eaton, Ohio 45320


Jim Kleefeld, Ohio’s master library presenter, will give a 60-minute talk on the Civil War, complete with personal stories and artifacts from the 1860s. These are carefully researched tales about families, men, women, children, those who went to war, and those they left behind. You will see and learn about clay bullets, tintype photos, medicines, handkerchiefs, books, and even a Bible that survived the war.


Hear intriguing stories about individuals, see displays, investigate history, discover books and research from the 1860s. As always, Jim includes many references to the books, papers, and online research he has used while investigating these fascinating events. See more at Jim Kleefeld-Civil War.


July 11, 2022

 

Oxford Community Arts Center:

TONY COUCH 4-DAY WATERCOLOR PAINTING WORKSHOP


Mon-Thurs, July 11-14 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT


OCAC

10 South College Avenue, Oxford, OH 45056


Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or professional watercolor artist, this workshop is designed for you. Tony Couch will show you how the eight Principles of Design are applied to watercolor painting, and you’ll come away with an increased understanding plus several watercolor paintings of your own! You must be 18 years or older to attend; registration for this limited-size class is on a “first come” basis. For more information or to register, visit Tony Couch 4 Day Watercolor Painting Workshop.


July 14, 2022

 

A & E Summer Concert Series

FERRIS GILLESPIE


Thursday, July 14 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT


Lakengren Marina 679 Lakengren Dr, Eaton, OH 45320


Andrew Gaydosh & Associates and Worley's Stump Grinding & Country Store proudly present Lakengren A & E’s Summer Concert Series at the Marina. Come dance and sing the night away with a different band every other Thursday night, plus Friday, August 5. Molokini’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice will be available at every concert.


Additional sponsors include: All About Carts-Ohio, Wings ETC, Molokini’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Hafle/Crank, Solutions Auto Detailing, Off the Top Salon, North Star Roofing, and Tobias Electric.



Uptown Music Concert:

JASPEROO / LINUS TATE


Thursday, July 14 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT


Memorial Park, Uptown

Oxford, OH 45056


Act 1: Jasperoo instrumentalists perform Americana music from folk to old-time, bluegrass to classic country. They play guitar and banjo (5-string and 4-string), and sometimes even sing. If the songs aren't familiar, they'll soon be old friends.

Act 2: Linus Tate is a three-person pop-rock band based near Cincinnati. With an eclectic selection of new and classic tunes, their performance will have a little something for everyone to enjoy.

For more information, visit Uptown Music Concert- Jasperoo & Linus Tate.


July 15, 2022

 

FAMILY CAMP-IN!


Friday, July 15 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT


Preble County District Library

450 S. Barron St; Eaton, OH 45320


No time for a family camping trip? You can still bring the whole family to Preble County Library’s Family Camp-In for a “mini” camping experience! Join other campers for this after-hours event and help build a fort, read campfire stories, eat delicious smores-inspired treats, and try your hand at some fun camp games. The program runs from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Registration is required as spaces are limited. For more information, or to register, call 937-456-4250 or visit Family Camp-In!


July 16, 2022

 

Lakengren A & E / All About Carts

POOL PARTY – BEACH BOYS THEME


Saturday, July 16 @ 5:00 PM EDT


Lakengren Pool Fiord Dr, Eaton, OH 45320


Lakengren A&E and All About Carts are sponsoring a Pool Party-Beach Boys Theme at Lakengren Pool on Saturday, July 16 @ 5:00 pm. Enjoy an evening of games for kids and adults, a special Limbo Contest, and dance music provided by a Beach Boys-style band. A food truck will be available; NO glass allowed in pool area. Bring some lawn chairs; you won't want to miss this SPLASH of a good time! For more information on this event, click here.


July 21, 2022

 

Uptown Music Concert JOHN KOGGE & THE LONESOME STRANGERS


Thursday, July 21 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT


Oxford Memorial Park 2 E High Street, Oxford OH 45056


John Kogge and the Lonesome Strangers is a folk band that Oxford knows and loves. Their bluesy, Americana sound is inspired by musicians like Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. They are no strangers to the pavilion stage, having played previous uptown concerts in Oxford. For more information, visit John Kogge & The Lonesome Strangers.


July 28, 2022

 

A & E Summer Concert Series

MOONSTONE


Thursday July 28 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT


Lakengren Marina 679 Lakengren Dr, Eaton, OH 45320


Andrew Gaydosh & Associates and Worley's Stump Grinding & Country Store proudly present Lakengren A & E’s Summer Concert Series at the Marina. Come dance and sing the night away with a different band every other Thursday night, plus Friday, August 5. Molokini’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice will be available at every concert. Visit Moonstone to learn more about this week’s band.


Additional sponsors include: All About Carts-Ohio, Wings ETC, Molokini’s Hawaiian Shaved Ice, Hafle/Crank, Solutions Auto Detailing, Off the Top Salon, North Star Roofing, and Tobias Electric.



Uptown Music Concert MICHELLE ROBINSON BAND


Thursday, July 28 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT


Oxford Memorial Park 2 E High Street, Oxford OH 45056


Originally from Cincinnati, Nashville recording artist Michelle Robinson brings her remarkable raw talent to the stage, playing originals and some of your favorite cover songs. She has shared the stage and opened for National Acts such as Scotty McCreery, The Kentucky Headhunters, Maddie & Tae, JoDee Messina, Mark Chesnutt, Diamond Rio, Phil Vassar, Uncle Kracker, and many others. The Michelle Robinson band plays festivals, casinos, and some of the top venues in the state, and was nominated for Cincinnati’s Country Entertainer of the year for 2019. For more information, visit Michelle Robinson Band.


July 30, 2022

 

HELP the Animals: 31st ANNUAL PET WALK


Saturday, July 30 @ 9:00 AM EDT


Glenn Miller Park 2200 National Rd E, Richmond, IN 47374


The original HELP The Animals Fundraiser! This year’s annual Pet Walk will feature both a Short and Long Walk, vendors, entertainment, demos, and a Pet Costume Contest! Join HELP the Animals and Brewer Broadcasting for this family-friendly event. For more information, visit 31st Annual Pet Walk.











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