Photos from last year’s My Furry Valentine in West Chester
From the region’s largest pet adoption event to a winter farmers’ market, there is plenty to do in West Chester, Ohio, this weekend.
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Below are some things to do close to home.
Armchair program – Residents of West Chester Township are invited to experience Scandinavia without ever leaving their hometown. The region will be discussed at this week’s Armchair session at Township Hall, 9113, Cincinnati-Dayton Road, at 7 p.m. Friday.
Craft for the Cure – Student groups at Lakota East High School are sponsoring crafting activities for people of all ages. All materials will be for sale at the event. Crafts will be inexpensive (50 cents to $10) and easy to create, according to the event’s flier. Proceeds benefit East’s Relay for Life. The event will take place after school from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday.
Lakota boys’ basketball – The regular season is winding down and both Lakota West and Lakota East will host conference opponents Friday at 7:30 p.m. Lakota West (13-6 overall, 7-5 in Greater Miami Conference) will host Fairfield (13-7 overall, 8-4 in GMC), while Lakota East (14-6 overall, 7-5 in GMC) will host Middletown (11-9 overall, 8-4 in GMC). Both East and West are a game out of first place in the GMC, which currently has three teams (Fairfield, Sycamore and Middletown) in a tie with conference records of 8-4.
My Furry Valentine – Hundreds of adoptable pets from dozens of animal rescues and shelters throughout the Tri-State area will be brought together under one roof for the My Furry Valentine Super Adoption Event, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at flexi USA located at 8494 Firebird Drive in West Chester, just four miles west of I-75 on the Union Centre Blvd. exit.
Winter farmers’ market – The weekly farmers’ market season is over, but the winter farmers’ market will be open this Saturday at the Square at Union Centre. This Saturday’s market will take place from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Like in the summer, the winter farmers’ market also features all local vendors with produce and meats grown and raised locally and products made by hand.
Lakota girls’ basketball – Both Lakota West and Lakota East will finish the 2012-2013 regular season with road games Saturday at 2 p.m. Lakota West (18-3 overall, 11-3 in GMC) will visit Oak Hills (6-15 overall, 3-10 in GMC), while Lakota East (7-14 overall, 6-8 in GMC) will visit Fairfield (7-14 overall, 4-9 in GMC). Postseason play begins next week. East will play its first game next Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. at Kings High School against Little Miami, while West won’t play until Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Harrison High School against the winner of the Walnut Hills and St. Ursula matchup, which will be played on Valentine’s Day (Thursday).
Bella Vino grand opening - To celebrate its recent grand opening, Bella Vino Wine Merchants and Bar will be hosting an event that will feature craft beer and wine specials, as well as live music. There will also be complimentary bites. The celebration will take place from 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The wine shop is located at 6064 West Chester Road.
My Furry Valentine – Day 2 of the event. In its inaugural year, a total of 60 rescue shelters and eight animal advocacy groups participated in My Furry Valentine. Overall, 99 animals were adopted at the main event in West Chester and a total of 266 adoptions occurred throughout Greater Cincinnati. Those numbers are expected to grow with it being a two-day event in 2013.