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

Lining up plans for August? Make the most of your month by adding some of these nearby events to your August lineup.


August 1, 2022

 

PREBLE COUNTY FAIR

Friday, July 30 – Saturday, August 6, 2022 Preble County Fairgrounds 722 South Franklin St, Eaton, OH 45320


2022 marks the 172nd year of the Preble County Fair, sponsored by the Preble County Ag Society. In addition to the rides, food, contests, exhibits, and livestock programs, other scheduled events include a Rodeo, Monster Truck Show, Truck & Tractor Pulls, Draft Horse Pull, and Demolition Derby.

The Fair Parade is scheduled for Saturday, August 6th at 11:00 a.m. on Cherry Street in Eaton (line-up is at 10:00 a.m.).


Fair gates open at 7:00 a.m. daily. Tickets for ages 9+: $7 daily or $25 for a Weekly Pass. Children ages 8 and under admitted free with paying adult. Seniors 65 & older will be admitted free on Wednesday, Aug. 3rd. For more information, visit Preble County Fair.


August 4, 2022

 

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL


August 4-7 & 11-14, 2022* *See Showtimes


Richmond Civic Theatre

1003 East Main Street, Richmond, IN 47374


Directed by Ryan Shaw, The SpongeBob Musical is based on the celebrated animated television series. Soak up the excitement as SpongeBob, Patrick, and Sandy attempt to stop an erupting volcano from destroying Bikini Bottom. And to make things even more challenging, Plankton sees this as his time to strike. For more details or to order tickets, visit The SpongeBobMusical.


Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants, and all related titles, logos, and characters are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals. www.concordtheatricals.com


Uptown Music Concert

RACHEL MAXANN


Thursday, August 4 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

Memorial Park, Uptown

Oxford, OH 45056


Rachel Maxann is a vintage indie rock musician, originally from Cincinnati, but has since relocated to Memphis, Tennessee. Her beautifully powerful vocals reflect the influence of her musical family along with her extensive travels and experiences. Her first full album, Everglade, was released October 1, 2019, and she recently released her EP “Belonging to Forever” since moving to Memphis, where she is set to release a new album. Rachel Maxann is joined by accomplished violinist Alice Hasen with whom she shared the stage at the International Folk Alliance.


For more information, visit Uptown Music Concert – Rachel Maxann or call 513-523-8687.


August 5, 2022

 

RED BRICK FRIDAYS:

“Dog Days”


Friday, August 5 @ 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT


Uptown Oxford

Oxford, OH 45056


From 6 p.m. until 10 p.m., 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! Join with local retailers for some “doggie fun” featuring a Dog Parade, Dog Contest, and a Team Zoom Dog Show. Live music on the pavilion stage throughout the evening will entertain you as you walk, shop, eat, and support local all in one evening. Brought to you by: City of Oxford, Oxford Chamber of Commerce, Animal Care Clinic, Oxford Veterinary Hospital, RDI, and Enjoy Oxford’s Red Brick Reunion committee. For more information, including special events and prizes, visit Red Brick Fridays.



A & E Summer Concert Series:

FLATOUT


Friday, August 5th @ 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. For more information about this week’s band, visit FlatOut.


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.


Friday Night Lights: Summer Movie Series

SING 2


Friday, August 5 @ Dusk


OCAC Outdoor Pavilion

10 South College Avenue, Oxford, OH 45056


OCAC’s feature movie this month is Sing 2 (2021-PG), an animated comedy/adventure continuing the story of Buster Moon and his motley crew from Sing (2016). Now, Buster and his friends must persuade reclusive rock star Clay Calloway to join them for the opening of a new show, or face dire consequences. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and drinks (alcohol is prohibited). Movie run time is 1 hour, 50 minutes. For more information, visit Friday Night Lights: Summer Movie Series or call (513) 524-8506.


August 6, 2022

 

Bright Star Touring Theatre Presents:

TREASURE ISLAND


Saturday, August 6 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT

Oxford Memorial Park Pavilion

(Rain location: Oxford Lane Library)

Oxford, OH 45056


Enjoy Robert Louis Stevenson’s thrilling tale of the high seas in this family-friendly stage adaptation! Centering on the conflict between good and evil, this quintessential literary adventure classic--the story of Long John, Doc Livesey, and the lad Jim--has captivated audiences for over 100 years.


For more information, visit Bright Star Touring Theatre – Treasure Island.


8th Annual Red Brick Reunion

PORSCHE CAR SHOW 2022


Saturday, August 6 @ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM EDT

Uptown Park

Oxford, OH 45056


The annual Red Brick Reunion (RBR) Porsche Car Show is coming back to Oxford for another day of beautiful cars on red brick streets. This year the show will take place up and down High Street in Oxford's uptown historic district from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2022. High Street will be blocked off to ensure the safety of attendees as they walk freely on the road, enjoying the cars on display.


To view the complete 2022 Show Timeline, click here. To enter your car, click here.


Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission:

RUN OR WALK FOR JUSTICE


Saturday, August 6 @ 8:30 AM & 9:30 AM EDT

Glen Miller Park

2200 East Main St, Richmond, IN 47374


Come support Whitewater Valley Pro Bono Commission for a 5 Mile Run or a 5K Run/Walk!

Bring friends, family, and colleagues out to the beautiful Glen Miller Park and walk/run for justice! Your registration supports the mission to serve the civil legal needs of East Central Indiana residents who cannot afford private counsel.


To register, visit Run or Walk for Justice. Registration ends August 5th at 5:00 p.m.


SPAFFORD w/ KARINA RYKMAN


Saturday, August 6 @ 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM EDT


RiversEdge Amphitheater at Marcum Park 116 Dayton St, Hamilton, OH 45011


Spafford are best-known for their astounding improvisational ability as well as their impromptu extended jam sessions. Brian Moss, Jordan Fairless, Nick Tkachyk, and Andrew Johnson join forces to transport each new audience on a singular musical journey. These extraordinary musicians perform numerous sold-out headline dates and high-profile festival sets each year, setting the pace for the contemporary jam scene. Karina Rykman, an up-and-coming NYC-based bassist, will start things off with her 3-member band known for their spirited, fun, and super-tight style.


To purchase tickets, or claim FREE tickets for general admission for access to the amphitheater bowl, visit Spafford w/ Karina Rykman.

August 7, 2022

 

CANVAS RUG PAINTING


Sunday, August 7 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT


Oxford Museum Association, Pioneer Barn 6924 Brown Road, Oxford, OH 45056


Join local artist Chrissy Collopy as she demonstrates the step-by-step process of creating custom art underfoot. Learn how to paint a canvas rug that you can enjoy for years. For more information, visit Canvas Rug Painting or call 513-523-8005.



DOUGHERTY ORCHARD’S 1ST ANNUAL CAR SHOW


Sunday, August 7 @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT


Dougherty Orchard

1117 North Dougherty Road, Cambridge City, IN 47327


Attend the 1st Annual Car Show at Indiana's oldest family-operated orchard! All vehicles are welcome, registration from 10-12pm, $10 entry fee per vehicle. The show starts at noon with awards at 3:30 pm. Dash bags and goodie bags for the first 50 vehicles registered. Trophies, door prizes, and music! Petting zoo, food, and drinks available for purchase. Spectator entrance is FREE. For more information, email: doughertyorchards@gmail.com



Garden Series: Part Two CAN IT! FREEZE IT! DRY IT! BAKE IT!


Sunday, August 7 @ 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT


Oxford Lane Library 441 S Locust Street, Oxford, OH 45056


After all the hard work of tending to your garden, you finally get to reap the benefits. Come hear about the ways you can prepare and preserve your harvest. For more information or to register, visit Can it! Freeze it! Dry it! Bake it!.


August 11, 2022

 

A & E Summer Concert Series:

LINUS TATE


Friday, August 11th @ 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. For more information about this week’s band, visit Linus Tate.


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

USAF BAND: FLIGHT ONE


Thursday, August 11 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

Memorial Park, Uptown

Oxford, OH 45056


The United States Air Force Band: Flight One is an ensemble that's part of the Air Force Band of Flight. Made up of active military members, this talented group provides quality musical entertainment for both the community and official military events. Flight One features a wide range of popular cover songs that you're sure to recognize and enjoy.


For more information, visit Uptown Music Concert – Flight One or call 513-523-8687.

August 12, 2022

 

2nd Friday Outdoor Concert

VERNON MCINTYRE’S APPALACHIAN GRASS


Friday, August 12 @ 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Oxford Community Arts Center

10 S College Ave, Oxford, OH 45056


Enjoy an evening of lively bluegrass music with Vernon McIntyre’s Appalachian Grass, featuring lightning-fast instrumentals, close harmonies, and entertaining novelty songs. Hosted by Oxford Community Arts Center, this 2nd Friday Concert will be held in their newly completed outdoor amphitheater; bring lawn chairs. In case of inclement weather, the concert will move indoors into the spacious ballroom.


For more details, contact Oxford Community Arts Center at 513-524-8506 or visit 2nd Friday Celebration.


August 13, 2022

 

EAST vs WEST: BBQ, Volleyball & Kayak Races


Saturday, August 13th @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT


Lakengren Marina 679 Lakengren Dr, Eaton, OH 45320


Lakengren East-Siders and West-Siders will face off again on Saturday, August 13th at the Marina, with teams competing in Kayak races, BBQ, and Volleyball. Participants must be members of the LPOA; geographic location determines a member’s team. All events will take place between Noon and 4 pm, with specific times to be announced. Each participant must sign up separately via the website, here.


For more information about participation and scoring, see the Official Rules.


August 18, 2022

 

Uptown Music Concert:

PREMIUM BLEND: JAZZ FUSION


Thursday, August 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT


Memorial Park, Uptown

Oxford, OH 45056


An evening of “Jazz Fusion” will be provided by Dayton’s Premium Blend Music, made up of some of the most talented upcoming musicians/vocalists in the industry. Performing and being inspired by many styles and genres of music ranging from classical to hip-hop, these musicians lend their musical gifts and talent to give their listeners a unique, musical experience. Premium Blend Music has provided music accompaniment for many National and local recording artists seeking band accompaniment for shows. For more information, visit Uptown Music Concert - Premium Blend.


August 19, 2022

 

THE GREAT DARKE COUNTY FAIR


Friday, August 19 – Saturday, August 27, 2022 Darke County Fairgrounds 800 Sweitzer St, Greenville, OH 45331


The Great Darke County Fair will offer fair foods and events including a tractor pull, demolition derby, motorcycle races, Little Miss & Mr. Fair Pageant, harness racing, cheerleading competition, rides, games, and livestock programs.


Grandstand concerts will feature live performances by Riley Green, 38 Special, and more.


Fair gates open at 7:00 am and close at midnight daily. Tickets for ages 12+: $7 daily or $25 for a 9-Day Pass. Children ages 11 and under admitted free with paying adult.


For more information or to purchase event or concert tickets, visit The Great Darke County Fair.


August 23, 2022

 

Shakespeare in the Park:

TWELFTH NIGHT


Tuesday, August 23 @ 7:00 PM EDT


OCAC Outdoor Pavilion

10 South College Avenue, Oxford, OH 45056


Shipwrecks, love triangles, and mistaken identities abound in this lively rom-com on an island where everyone is in love with someone - and the wrong person loves them back. Bursting with vitality and romance, “Twelfth Night” features one of Shakespeare’s most dynamic heroines, Viola, matching wits with a host of captivating characters. As Shakespeare comedies go, “Twelfth Night” is one of the greats; a fun celebration that embraces the silliness of love and is perfect for the whole family! Admission is FREE; for more information visit Shakespeare in the Park – Twelfth Night or call 513-524-8506.


August 25, 2022

 

A & E Summer Concert Series

THE DRIVER BROTHERS


Thursday, August 25 @ 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 The Driver Brothers 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 BUTLER PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA


Thursday, August 25 @ 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT


Oxford Memorial Park* 2 E High Street, Oxford OH 45056


The Butler Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO), headquartered in Hamilton, Ohio, is composed of 75 professional musicians from around the Southwestern Ohio region. Since 1951, the BPO has been regularly performing concerts in the area to packed houses. The BPO typically performs a wide variety of music, appearing in popular venues like Pyramid Sculpture Park, Hamilton’s RiversEdge amphitheater, and Fairfield’s Village Green Park. This year is the inaugural season for their new conductor, Dr. Scott Woodward. For more information, visit Uptown Music Concert – BPO.


*In case of rain, this concert will be relocated to a location TBA.



August 26, 2022

 

RED BRICK FRIDAYS:

“Welcome Back”


Friday, August 26 @ 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! Join with local retailers and celebrate the beginning of a new academic year for all students in our community with food, games, music, and more. For more information, including special events and prizes, visit Red Brick Fridays.


August 27, 2022

 

EAST vs WEST: Disc Golf & Closest to the Pin


Saturday, August 27th @ 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT


Lakengren Marina 679 Lakengren Dr, Eaton, OH 45320


This summer’s final East vs West competition will be held Saturday, August 27th, with teams playing Disc Golf and Closest to the Pin. Participants must be members of the LPOA; geographic location determines a member’s team. All events will take place between Noon and 4pm, with specific times to be announced. Each participant must sign up separately via the website, here.


For more information about participation and scoring, see the Official Rules.



24TH ANNUAL OLD-FASHIONED DOWNTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT CAR SHOW


Saturday, August 27 @ 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT


Historic Downtown Eaton E Main Street, Eaton, OH 45320


Visit Downtown Eaton for an evening of live music, vintage automobiles, motorcycles, prize drawings, and good old-fashioned family fun! Judging begins at 3:00 pm; Top 50 Awards at 6:00 pm. Open to the public.


NEW for 2022: Pinup Pageant & Contest! Show your creative side with vintage outfits from the classic car era. See Pinup Pageant & Contest for details and registration!


Want to receive priority access and discount pricing for vehicle registration? Visit Car Show Participant Registration to reserve your space!


Oxford Lane Library:

FLOWER FARM EXPERIENCE AT LITTLE CREEK FARM

Saturday, August 27 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM EDT


Eaton Outreach Location, SR5* Eaton, OH 45320

As part of Oxford Lane Library’s Garden Series: Part Two, this event will feature a tour of a working flower farm just outside of Eaton, Ohio! Put on some good walking shoes, bring a bottle of water, and join the group for this special tour. Age Group: Adult.

*Eaton location information will be emailed to registrants. To register, visit Flower Farm Experience.


August 29, 2022

 

BIRDIES FOR BABIES OHIO 2022

Monday, August 29 @ 8:00 AM EDT


The Golf Course at Yankee Trace 10000 Yankee Street, Centerville, OH 45458


Join with Andrew Gaydosh & Associates in having fun while supporting a great cause at the Birdies for Babies Ohio 2022 Golf Outing. Begin the day with a “Four Person Scramble” (you don’t have to be a golfer to play or participate), then enjoy a lunch reception, auction, and raffle. Learn more about this year’s Birdies for Babies beneficiary couple here, and be a part of helping couples who are struggling with infertility to realize their dreams of creating families. For more information, visit Birdies for Babies or call 937-456-4321.


August 30, 2022

 

Garden Series: Part Two SEED SAVING


Tuesday, August 30 @ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EDT


Oxford Lane Library 441 S Locust Street, Oxford, OH 45056


Join Tess Catlin, Lane’s seed expert, and learn about the basics of saving seeds. Registration for this class begins 7/31/2022 at 8:00 am. For more information or to register, visit Seed Saving.

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