Calendar of Events

OCAC Hours:
Monday - Friday 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm
Additional evening hours according to programming schedule

Video by Ron Hautau
Oct
18
Fri
Memory Cafe @ Oxford Lane Library
Oct 18 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Memory Cafe @ Oxford Lane Library

Event Location: Oxford Lane Library

Memory Cafe is a social space where people living with Alzheimer's or other dementias and their care partners are welcomed.  These monthly gatherings provide opportunities to socialize with each other and Miami students, enjoy music, art, games, foods, or other fun activities.  Programs will vary each month.

C0-sponsored by Scripps Gerontology Center and Opening Minds Through Art (OMA), Oxford Lane Library, and Oxford Community Arts Center.

 

Oct
27
Sun
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – Family Performance Series @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane - Family Performance Series @ Oxford Community Arts Center

Cincinnati Playhouse brings you The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit made of china. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn’t care. He is vain and self-centered. He has no interest in anyone other than himself. On an ocean voyage, Edward is accidentally thrown overboard and sinks to the bottom of the sea. So begins his journey—a journey over which he has no control, for he is a toy rabbit. He can neither move nor speak. As years pass by, Edward meets many different people in many different situations: an older grieving couple who find comfort in Edward’s presence, a hobo and his dog who introduce Edward to a whole community of homeless wanderers, a farmer in need of a scarecrow, a sad little boy and his very ill sister, and finally a doll mender and an old doll who teach Edward an invaluable lesson. Through this miraculous journey, Edward learns what it is to love, what it is to lose that love, and how to find the courage to love again.

The Family Performance Series is sponsored by the Miami University Performing Arts Series!

Nov
15
Fri
Memory Cafe @ Oxford Lane Library
Nov 15 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Memory Cafe @ Oxford Lane Library

Event Location: Oxford Lane Library

Memory Cafe is a social space where people living with Alzheimer's or other dementias and their care partners are welcomed.  These monthly gatherings provide opportunities to socialize with each other and Miami students, enjoy music, art, games, foods, or other fun activities.  Programs will vary each month.

C0-sponsored by Scripps Gerontology Center and Opening Minds Through Art (OMA), Oxford Lane Library, and Oxford Community Arts Center.

 

The Inventive Princess of Floralee – Family Performance Series @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm
The Inventive Princess of Floralee - Family Performance Series @ Oxford Community Arts Center

November 15th at 7:00 pm
Know Theatre presents
The Inventive Princess of Floralee

Part of our Theatre for Young Audiences Tour, this original, two-person, interactive, 45-minute fairy tale will have you “thinking like scientists” as you follow the Princess of Floralee on the adventure of a lifetime, searching for the kidnapped king kept in the clutches of a viciously vile and wrathfully wicked witch. Along the way, the audience will help the princess solve a variety of math, engineering, science, and even dance challenges as she uses her brains, wit, and sound judgment to find her father in the land Scalenfell. You will laugh and cheer as you meet characters like a figure-skating dragon, a Platypus saving Pirate, a gate with a flair for dancing, and a witch, that you may recognize! Created for grades K-5

Dec
9
Mon
A Madcap Christmas Carol – Family Performance Series @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Dec 9 @ 7:00 pm
A Madcap Christmas Carol - Family Performance Series @ Oxford Community Arts Center

Monday, December 9th at 7:00 pm
Madcap Puppets presents
A Madcap Christmas Carol
Adapted by Dylan Shelton

If you think you know the story of miserly old Scrooge, think again! Madcap turns this Christmas ghost story into a fantastically funny tale, bringing your favorite Dickens characters to life with giant puppets and exciting new twists.

Dec
20
Fri
Memory Cafe @ Oxford Lane Library
Dec 20 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Memory Cafe @ Oxford Lane Library

Event Location: Oxford Lane Library

Memory Cafe is a social space where people living with Alzheimer's or other dementias and their care partners are welcomed.  These monthly gatherings provide opportunities to socialize with each other and Miami students, enjoy music, art, games, foods, or other fun activities.  Programs will vary each month.

C0-sponsored by Scripps Gerontology Center and Opening Minds Through Art (OMA), Oxford Lane Library, and Oxford Community Arts Center.

 

Jan
15
Wed
Creative Writing Winter Reading Series @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Jan 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Miami University's Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing program hosts its week-long celebration of writing from Saturday, January 11 to Friday, January 17. Please join this vibrant group of students and faculty for one (or more!) of the Winter 2020 Residency readings and talks!

Guest writers Chris Bachelder, Jessica Hendry Nelson, Keith Banner, Kim Jacobs-Beck, and Charles Gabel will be reading.  Four of these authors will be reading at the Oxford Community Arts Center.  (for the full roster see the bottom of the page)

Wednesday, January 15
Lee Martin and Laura Van Prooyen

Lee Martin is the author of the novels, The Bright Forever, a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction; River of HeavenQuakertownBreak the Skin; and Late One Night.

Laura Van Prooyen is author of two collections of poetry, Our House Was on Fire (Ashland Poetry Press 2015) nominated by Philip Levine and winner of the McGovern Prize and Inkblot and Altar (Pecan Grove Press 2006).

More information about the authors...

Friday, January 17
Keith Banner and Jacquelyn Michard

Keith Banner is the co-founder of Visionaries + Voices and Thunder-Sky, Inc., two non-profit arts organizations in Cincinnati. He has published three works of fiction, The Life I Lead, a novel (Knopf, 1999), The Smallest People Alive (Carnegie Mellon Press, 2004), a book of short stories, and Next to Nothing (Lethe Press, 2014), his second collection of stories.

Jacquelyn Mitchard has written twelve novels for adults, including several New York Times bestsellers. She has also written seven novels for young adults, five children’s books, a memoir, Mother Less Child, and a collection of essays.  Her work has won the Bram Stoker Award and Shirley Jackson Award and was short-listed for the Audie Award.

More information about the authors...

Jan
17
Fri
Memory Cafe @ Oxford Lane Library
Jan 17 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Memory Cafe @ Oxford Lane Library

Event Location: Oxford Lane Library

Memory Cafe is a social space where people living with Alzheimer's or other dementias and their care partners are welcomed.  These monthly gatherings provide opportunities to socialize with each other and Miami students, enjoy music, art, games, foods, or other fun activities.  Programs will vary each month.

C0-sponsored by Scripps Gerontology Center and Opening Minds Through Art (OMA), Oxford Lane Library, and Oxford Community Arts Center.

 

Creative Writing Winter Reading Series @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Miami University's Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing program hosts its week-long celebration of writing from Saturday, January 11 to Friday, January 17. Please join this vibrant group of students and faculty for one (or more!) of the Winter 2020 Residency readings and talks!

Guest writers Chris Bachelder, Jessica Hendry Nelson, Keith Banner, Kim Jacobs-Beck, and Charles Gabel will be reading.  Four of these authors will be reading at the Oxford Community Arts Center.  (for the full roster see the bottom of the page)

Wednesday, January 15
Lee Martin and Laura Van Prooyen

Lee Martin is the author of the novels, The Bright Forever, a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction; River of HeavenQuakertownBreak the Skin; and Late One Night.

Laura Van Prooyen is author of two collections of poetry, Our House Was on Fire (Ashland Poetry Press 2015) nominated by Philip Levine and winner of the McGovern Prize and Inkblot and Altar (Pecan Grove Press 2006).

More information about the authors...

Friday, January 17
Keith Banner and Jacquelyn Michard

Keith Banner is the co-founder of Visionaries + Voices and Thunder-Sky, Inc., two non-profit arts organizations in Cincinnati. He has published three works of fiction, The Life I Lead, a novel (Knopf, 1999), The Smallest People Alive (Carnegie Mellon Press, 2004), a book of short stories, and Next to Nothing (Lethe Press, 2014), his second collection of stories.

Jacquelyn Mitchard has written twelve novels for adults, including several New York Times bestsellers. She has also written seven novels for young adults, five children’s books, a memoir, Mother Less Child, and a collection of essays.  Her work has won the Bram Stoker Award and Shirley Jackson Award and was short-listed for the Audie Award.

More information about the authors...

Jan
26
Sun
Stuart Little – Family Performance Series @ Oxford Community Arts Center
Jan 26 @ 2:00 pm
Stuart Little - Family Performance Series @ Oxford Community Arts Center

Sunday, January 26th at 2:00 pm
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's "Off the Hill" productions presents
Stuart Little
By Joseph Robinette
Adapted from the book by E.B. White

Stuart Little is a lovable mouse whose adventures vividly come to life through a series of delightful scenes. Based on E.B. White's endearing classic, this adaptation presents the marvelous maneuverings of a mild-mannered mouse who is trying to survive in the great, big world.