Frolicking Not-So-Far Afield (FNSFA)

FNSFA: Spooky Nook

You’ve heard about it, now go see it! Take the opportunity to visit the Spooky Nook Champion Mill Indoor Sports Complex where families, businesses, fans, and athletes can gather to experience over a dozen sports in a premier setting. Learn about the world-class, wide range of activity-based event and meeting facilities which are the perfect setting to host clubs, corporate seminars, and social events of all types.

Note: Due to limited enrollment, there are two tours for Spooky Nook. Please choose only one. Closed-toe flat shoes must be worn. Participants must be able to walk approximately one mile, climb two flights of stairs, and may not use canes, crutches, or walkers.

FNSFA: Spooky Nook Tour 1

1 Friday: March 25; 10:00 am–noon
Location: Spooky Nook Champion Mill, 601 North B St., Hamilton, OH 45013

FNSFA: Spooky Nook Tour 2

1 Friday: March 25; 1:00–3:00 pm
Location: Spooky Nook Champion Mill, 601 North B St., Hamilton, OH 45013

FNSFA: Salty Dog Museum

Attention antique car buffs! Do you know your ABTs? There’s a hidden gem to visit in Shandon, Ohio, allowing you to become well versed on the As, Bs and Ts of Henry Ford. It’s the Salty Dog Museum, featuring a display of dozens of expertly restored vehicles from 1911 to the 1970s. Known as a "tactile museum," curators encourage guests to touch each car, climb inside, honk the horns, and truly envision themselves driving these vehicles back in time.

1 Friday: April 1; 10:00 am–noon
Location: 4995 Cincinnati Brookville Rd., Shandon, OH 45063

FNSFA: BeauVerre Riordan Stained Glass Studio

Do you enjoy stained glass? Visit BeauVerre Riordan’s newly restored turn of the century building in the heart of Middletown. Enjoy a guided tour of period arts & crafts, furniture, and beautiful glass creations from the BeauVerre Riordan artisans. Browse the visitor’s art gallery containing works of sculpture, painting, and jewelry from many area artists.

1 Friday: April 8; 10:00 am–noon
Location: 1054 Central Ave., Middletown, OH 45044
Fee: $7.50, payable with registration

FNSFA: Berkeley Square

As a proud sponsor of ILR's 25th anniversary, Berkeley Square is excited to invite you on a tour of their campus. Learn about Life Plan Communities – what they are and how they differ from other types of facilities. See the types of amenities and benefits offered. Learn about the levels of care and types of residential options available, plus experience why residents choose to move to a Life Plan Community.

1 Friday: April 22; 10:00 am–noon
Location: 100 Berkeley Dr., Hamilton, OH 45013

FNSFA: The Knolls of Oxford

The decision to move to a retirement community usually comes only after years of research and preparation. If you are curious about the process—from application, to financials, to services and social activity—this informational session will equip you with the basics of everyday living in a community like The Knolls of Oxford. Staff and resident representation will be present to answer your questions and give you some personal insight into the process and lifestyle. As a proud sponsor of ILR’s 25th anniversary, The Knolls of Oxford invites you to come enjoy a cup of coffee and good company!

1 Friday: April 29; 10:30 am–noon
Location: Knolls of Oxford Clubhouse, 100 Creekside Lane, Oxford, OH 45056